On arrival at Bagdogra Airport you will be meet by our representative and drive towards the Indo – Bhutanese Border (Jaigaon-Phuentsholing) through the Tea Estates. After reaching Phuentsholing check in to Hotel & Evening for Leisure. Overnight in PhuentSholing.
Morning after breakfast proceeds towards Thimphu via the wonderful mystic town Gedu, which is about 9000 ft above the sea and Chukha Dam. On the way visit Crocodile Park, KharbondiGumpha, Wankha waterfalls and halt at Chojum to take photographs of the confluence of two rivers of Bhutan, Thimphu Chu, and Paro Chu. Reach Thimphu at Afternoon & Check in Hotel.
In evening visit TashiChoeDzong or the Fortress of the Glorious Region is another ‘must visit’ site. Situated on the west bank of Wang Chhuriver, TashiChhoeDzong is the formal coronation site of the fifth King. The Dzong also hosts the annual Tsechu festival. Built-in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal, it was reconstructed in the 1960s in traditional Bhutanese manner, without nails or architectural plans. Overnight in Thimphu
After breakfast drive towards Thimphu local sightseeing, visit places like:-
The National Memorial Chorten or ThimpuChorten is a site for evening prayer. The chorten or stupa was built in the memory of the third king, 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 JigmeDorjiWangchuk ("the father of modern Bhutan") who has wished to erect a 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.
Sakyamuni Buddha - On the top of KuenselPhodrang hill sits the statue of Sakyamuni Buddha. The 51.5-meter long bronze statue would surely attract you and the uninterrupted view of the valley would leave you spellbound. The site is also known as Buddha View Point.
ChangangkhaLhakhang - At Thimphu, you will go across several monasteries and temples. ChangangkhaLhakhang is among the most important religious structures in Thimphu. The structure dates back to the 15th century and is one of the oldest in the region. The structure is dedicated to Avalokiteshvara, the sign of compassion. You will also enjoy the grand view of Thimphu valley from here.
Takin Zoo – You will find the National animal of Bhutan “Takin” in this open zoo. Takin is one of the most endangered species of the World and it is available only in Bhutan.
The National Library has got a fabulous collection of Buddhist manuscripts that are priceless. It also houses the World’s largest published book which is about 130 pounds and 5X7 feet.
ZorigChusum - Institute for ZorigChusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan's 13 traditional arts and crafts
The Royal Textile Museum - Thimphu also introduces visitors to the culture and heritage of Bhutan. The Royal Textile Museum at Norzin Lam is a site where you will get introduced to Bhutanese textiles, some of which date back to the 1600s
Overnight in Thimphu
Morning after breakfast drive towards Paro, enroute visit :-
National Museum of Bhutan: Situated right above RinpungDzong in Paro, the National Museum of Bhutan is a house that showcases Bhutan’s culture. Built-in 1968, the museum stands inside the ancient Ta-dzong building. The museum houses the collection of finest specimens of Bhutanese culture and art and its highlights are paintings and some bronze statues, which are simply masterpieces. The items are demonstrated in large galleries and you can get to know a lot about Bhutan’s art and culture from these objects.
RinpungDzong - Built-in 1646 by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal, 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 NemiZam.
Nya MeyZam Bridge - "The Bridge with No Fish " is the bridge that connects Paro Town to Dzong. It is one of the finest specimens in Bhutan and local believes if one sees a fish in the river, it is an ill omen. The earlier bridge which could be folded during the war was washed away by a flood in 1969.
Paro Airport View Point – This is the finest valley viewpoint to look after Paro Valley and Paro Airport. This view point overlooking the Paroriver along with all the Dzongs and Monastery.
On arrival in Paro check in to the hotel, Overnight in Paro
Morning after breakfast drive towards Chela-La-Pass (3,998m) sightseeing.
Chela – La- Pass, which is barely a few hours from the Paro town and is well known for being the highest motorable pass in Bhutan, that offers a panoramic view of Bhutan’s second-highest sacred peak, Mt. Jomolhari(7314m) and other snow-clad ranges on a clear day. The journey through the winding roads is very charming as the green valleys, chirping birds, snowy mountains, and the fantastic view on both sides are sure to keep everyone glued, and the breathtaking scenery keeps you going.
Morning after breakfast departs for Taksang Monastery Sightseeing.
Taktsang Monastery: After covering 1200 meters on a fierce cliff, you will reach this sacred site known as the Tiger Nest. Once you climb to the top, take a deep breath of the fresh air and soother the eyes and soul with the stunning view of the scenic surroundings and the valley lying underneath—the Taktsang Monastery, established by Sain Guru Rinpoche in 747 CE. Construction was of the complex was completed in 1694. After 3 hours of some adventurous trek, discover the Tiger Nest monastery, and if you wish, opt for a horse ride from the parking lot to reach the top. While trekking, witness the glorious view of the Paro town, with its lush green valleys, sparkling river, clear blue sky, and moving clouds, in-short, enjoy nature at its best.
Back to hotel, overnight stay in Paro.
Morning after breakfast, check out from hotel & proceed for Phuentsholing. On arrival check in to Hotel. Overnight in PhuentSholing.
Early Morning after breakfast visit Local Market , check out from the hotel and proceed towards Bagdogra Airport, on arrival drop at airport.
• Accomodation on double/twin sharing room
• All transfers and sightseeings by 01 Non-Ac Vehicle (private basis)
• Meal Plan on MAP (Room with breakfast & dinner)
• SDF Charges (Sustainable Development Fund)
• 01 English/Hindi Speaking Tour Guide
• 01 Bottle packaged drinking water (500ml) per day on vehicle
• 5 % GST
• Air Fare
• Monuments Entrance Fees
• Any item which is not mentioned in the "Inclusion" section
• Laundry, Tips, phone call or any such personal expenses
• Snacks, Lunch or any other meals
• On Arrival RTPCR Test (if required) at Paro Airport - Nu/INR.500/- per Person
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