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Bhutan Tour

Saying about Bhutan tour there are many fascinating facts about Bhutan.Bhutan, known for its breathtaking natural beauty and unique culture. Thimphu is the administrative capital and largest city of the scenic kingdom of Bhutan. Being the most modern city of Bhutan with numerous restaurants, cafes, nightclubs and shopping centres, Thimphu has retained its cultural identity. The presence of spirituality in the air blends well with the Buddhist traditions, and fills the atmosphere with serenity. The cultural focus remains on maintaining traditions in every aspect of life here.Also Thimphu is credited as the only capital city in the world that does not use traffic light system.

Bhutan has a lot of religious sites and places of heritage to visit. Such as the Buddha Dordenma Statue, Tashichho Dzong monastery and fortress, the National Memorial Chorten, National Folk Heritage Museum. Also the National Textile Museum, Changangkha Lhakhang monastery, Motithang Takin Preserve and a host of other sites. Most of the tourism revolves around the holy sites of Buddhism, both modern and ancient ones. However, nature related tours, treks, hikes and trail walking are very popular here. Maybe due to the natural beauty of the surrounding areas of Thimpu and the region in general.

Trip Cost will vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email gurilamandatatrek@yahoo.com   with your Details to obtain a Quote.

Darjeeling  and Sikkim  Tour

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Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
  • Day 1 - Arrive Paro and transfer to Thimphu (55 km, approx 1.1/2 hours drive)
  • Fly into Himalayas with Druk Air, Bhutan's National Air Carrier. The green walls of the hills known as Dooars or gateways, in to Bhutan from the plains of India rise ever higher as the plane flies north towards the Tibetan border. Silvery rivers rush along the valleys, waterfalls plunge down the forested mountainsides, and to the north, the great snowcapped peaks of the inner Himalayas rise up to the heavens. Farm houses dot the hillsides on either side of the plane.
  • As the aircraft enters the Paro valley, look down and you will see the Paro Dzong on the hillside overlooking Paro Chu (river) with Ta Dzong, formerly a watchtower and now the National Museum, above it. Received by our representative at the airport and transfer to Thimphu, the moden capital town of Bhutan.Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
  • Day 2 - Thimphu
  • After breakfast, sightseeing in Thimphu valley including visit to the following : the National Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts; the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions.
  • After lunch, visit King's Memorial Chorten continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. Construction of this landmark was the idea of Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk (“the father of modern Bhutan”) who has wished to erect monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace.
  • Then, visit the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts shops, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Here you can buy hand-woven textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewelry, interesting items made from local materials.
  • Evening visit Trashichhoedzong, “fortress of the glorious religion”. This is the center of government and religion, site of monarch’s throne room and seat of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Built in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was reconstructed in 1960s in traditional Bhutanese manner, without nails or architectural plans.Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
  • Day 3 - Drive from Thimphu to Punakha (75 km/approx. 3 hours)
  • After early breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/ 10,130 ft) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m ), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana - finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m.
  • Later visit to Punakha Dzong, Built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has been fully restored by the present King.
  • After that drive to Wangduephodrang visiting Dzong and local market. The district of Wangduephodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings.Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.
  • Day 4 - Drive from Punakha to Paro (125 km/approx. 4 hours)
  • After breakfast drive to Paro en route visit Simtokha Dzong. This dzong, built in 1627 is the oldest in Bhutan. It now houses the Institute for Language and Culture Studies.
  • Afternoon in Paro ,visit Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968.
  • Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong. Built in 1646
  • by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
  • Day 5 - Paro
  • After breakfast drive up the valley to view the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. It was from here that the Bhutanese repelled several invading Tibetan armies during the 17th century.
  • Then take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called “Tiger’s Nest”. The excursion to monastery takes about 5 hours for round trip.
  • While return to Paro town visit en route Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom.Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
  • Day 6 - Depart from Paro
  • After early breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.Tour finish .
Cost Include
  • Assistance upon arrival at Paro airport.
  • 05 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis as per the itinerary (02 nights in Thimphu, 01 night in Punakha, 02 nights Paro).
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner.
  • Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by non A/C Vehicle.(Upto 2 pax in Hyundai Tuscon/Santa Fe) (Upto 3 - 5 pax in Toyota Hiace bus) (Upto 10 pax and above in Toyota Coaster Bus)
  • Permit for travel to Punakha.
  • Services of accompanying English Speaking Guide in Bhutan (Guide not staying in same hotels)
  • All Monument & Museum Entrances Fees for the sights mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Audio Compass tour guide
IMPORTANT NOTE : The rates are valid for Indian nationals only.
  • For all the travelers in is necessary to carry original Voter ID or Passport to travel to Bhutan.
  • In case of child it is required to carry Birth Certificate along with School ID card.
  • A permit is required for travel to Punakha. We will get the permit for our customers.
  • To get the permit we need to submit 2 copies of passport size photograph, clear scanned copies of the voter ID card and Passport for adults and for Kids the copy of Birth Certificate. It is mandatory to carry the same.
Entry Permit
Indian Nationals travelling between Bhutan & India do not need Visa. An identity document, be it either passport or an election commission I. D card is, however required for presentation at the immigration during entry, to obtain an entry permit along with 04 passport size photographs. Indian Nationals travelling between Bhutan and Nepal require valid passport as per Nepalese immigration regulation.
Route Permit
It is required for those travelling to restricted areas beyond Dochula pass. The Route Permit is processed & issued in Thimphu, only after arrival in Bhutan and on production of the Entry Permit. Two copies of passport size photos required while processing Route Permit. Also this permit can be processed only during working days (Mon-Fri) and applications are accepted from 9-11 a.m. and permit granted on same day from 3-5 p.m in summer and 3-4 p.m. in

Bhutan

Bhutan

Bhutan. The modern world has not largely touch this country. Bhutan is an enigmatic mountain kingdom of green valleys. Also, it is crowned with dzongs (fortresses) and chortens (shrines). Furthermore,  the country operates a strict entry policy. So, it’s essential that you plan your trip thoroughly. Our specialists will use their extensive knowledge to create a itinerary. And it’ll include your interests. We have also worked hard to find the best drivers and guides. (the government requires all visitors are accompanied). Those who can enhance your holiday to Bhutan.

A journey through Bhutan will take you through rich forests over high mountain passes. And to some of the most biologically diverse national parks in the world. The cliff-hugging Tiger’s Nest is one of many white-walled monasteries that overlook yawning valleys. They burst into bloom with wildflowers in spring. Finally, you’ll find the Bhutanese welcoming you. Also,  they’ll show you their deeply Buddhist and traditional way of life. Where Gross National Happiness is more important than gross domestic product.

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Cost  Exclude  
  • 4.50% Government service tax extra.
  • Any kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
  • The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary.
  • Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated).
  • Camera / Video camera fee, Soft or Hard drinks, Starters.
  • Medical & Travel insurance.
  • Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc. Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.