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Wonder of Bhutan 9 Days
PHUNTSHOLING 2 Nights-THIMPHU 2 Nights-WANGDI 2 Nights-PARO 2 Nights
(DRIVE IN - DRIVE OUT)
Day 1: - ARRIVAL AT PHUNTSHOLING (298Mts / 977Fts)
Meet & Greet upon arrival at Phuntsholing (298Mts /977Fts), a small town at the Indo-Bhutan border. Overnight at Hotel
Day 2: - PHUNTSHOLING - THIMPHU (178 KMS / 06 HRS / 2134Mts /7000Fts)
After breakfast drive for 6hrs to Thimphu (178 KMS / 06 HRS, 2134Mts /7000Fts), the modern capital of Bhutan which lies at an elevation of 2300m in a valley traversed by the Wang Chu (river). Although not what one expects from a capital city, Thimphu is a fitting and lively place. Home to civil servants, expatriates and the monk body, Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style. Overnight at Hotel
Day 3: - THIMPHU

After breakfast go for morning sightseeing - visit the Indigenous hospital where traditional old art of healing is still practiced, Art & Craft school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers. Afternoon visit the Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare "Takin" national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market. Overnight at Hotel

Day 4: - THIMPHU - WANGDI (70 KMS / 03 HRS, 1350Mts /4330Fts)

After breakfast drive for 3 HRS to Wangduephodrang (70 KMS / 03 HRS / 1350Mts /4330Fts) via Punakha crossing the Dochu la pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of Lobesa. Visit Punakha Dzong (The Punakha Dzong is closed in winter months when the monk body is in Punakha. All visit to Dzong and Monasteries limited till courtyard only) built at the confluence of the Po and Mo Chu Rivers in the 17th Century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel served as capital of Bhutan until 1955. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Further proceed 20 minutes to Wangduephodrang (17 KMS / 20 mins, 1350Mts/4430Fts) and view the Dzong from outside and stroll around the market area. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5: - WANGDI - GANGTEY - WANGDI (70 KMS, 2 Hrs ONE WAY)
After breakfast go for day excursion to the Gangtey Gompa valley at an altitude of 2800 meters. The only Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan is located here. This beautiful valley is also home to the rare Black Necked Cranes migrating from the Tibetan plateau to escape the harsh winter. Currently there are 200 to 300 cranes residing in this valley and the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) is taking every measure to ensure the safety of the Cranes. While the cranes reside in the winter valley for 4/5 months the village folks are not allowed to make loud noises or fish in the river that runs through the valley. Explore the fascinating glacier valley. Overnight at Hotel
Day 6 : - WANGDI - THIMPHU - PARO (135 KMS / 05 HRS, 2134Mts /7000Fts)
After breakfast drive for 20 minutes to Punakha and visit Punakha Dzong (The Punakha Dzong is closed in winter months when the monk body is in Punakha. All visit to Dzong and Monasteries limited till courtyard only) built at the confluence of the Po and Mo Chu Rivers in the 17th Century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel served as capital of Bhutan until 1955. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Drive 3 HRS to Thimphu for lunch (optional) and proceed 2 HRS to Paro (135 KMS / 05 HRS / 2134Mts /7000Fts) via visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university. Overnight at Hotel
Day 7 : - PARO
After breakfast go for Paro Sightseeing - visit Drukyel Dzong, the historical fortress built in 1647 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel to commemorate his victory over Tibetan invaders. Also visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) Opening Hours - Tuesday to Saturday - 0900HRS TO 1600HRS & Closed on Sunday, Monday & National Holidays, which was built in 1651 as a watch tower. Since 1951 the Dzong has been re-established as the National museum and holds fascinating collections of art and religious Thankha paintings. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8 : - PARO - PHUNTSHOLING (176 KMS / 06 HRS, 298Mts / 977Fts)
After breakfast drive to Phuntsholing (176 KMS / 06 HRS, 298Mts / 977Fts). Overnight Hotel
Day 9 : - PARO - ONWARD CONNECTION
After breakfast transfer to the airport for onward connections.
PER PERSON RATES 02 PAX 03-06PAX 7 & ABOVE
PACKAGES RATE 44200 39500 34400
SGL ROOM SUPPLEMENT 16400 16400 16400
EXTRA PERSON SHARING ROOM - 35500 30400
ADULT MAP 14700 14700 14700
ADULT AP 18500 18500 18500
CHILD WITH BED 19900 19900 19900
CHILD NO BED 14800 14800 14800
CHILD MAP 13000 13000 13000
CHILD AP 15500 15500 15500
HOTEL USED
Hotels Name A Grade (TOP HOTELS) Meal Plan Mode of Transfers
Thimphu River View or Similar BB By Toyota Car / Van
Paro Kichu Hotel or Similar BB By Toyota Car / Van
Wangdi / Punakha Kichu Hotel or Similar BB By Toyota Car / Van
Phuntsholing Hotel Lakhi or Similar BB By Toyota Car / Van
MERIT POINT OF THE PACKAGE
  • As suggested by many that Bhutan tour should always be with guide hence all our Bhutan Packages are with Guides from the time guest lands in Bhutan till the time they leave the Geographical boundary of Bhutan.
  • We have based the packages on the best hotels of Bhutan, who know the taste of an Indian tourist. Vegetarian people have to know that these hotels serve both Vegetarian & Non Vegetarian food. The serve will be basic, freshly prepared & healthy. No region specific food will be available.
  • For 2 pax we are using Toyota Car and 3-6 pax we are using Haice Van & for 6 pax & above we are using Toyota Coaster Bus.
COST INCLUDES
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary on Bed & Breakfast plan on Twin / Triple Sharing Basis.
  • Transfer & sightseeing as per the itinerary by Toyota Car / Van / Bus (NOT AT DISPOSAL)
  • Services of an Escort cum Guide as per the itinerary for Bhutan Portion only.
  • Current Bhutan State & Hotel tax as on 01/01/2011.
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • GST (Current Government Service Tax) 2.58 % as on 01/03/2009
  • Change in Taxes if any shall will be collected directly upon arrival.
  • Train fare, Airfare, All insurance coverage.
  • Expenses of personal nature & cost for services not included in "Cost includes" title.
  • Cost incurred due to Political disturbance, Natural calamities, Doctors on call etc. Accidents or any unforeseen circumstances
  • During High Season (MAR, APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV), most of the hotel in Bhutan are full with charter for Inbound Movement. You are requested to send the booking request for mentioned period well in advance. At such time Bhutan Hotel may Charge High Season surcharge which will be mentioned with the confirmation sent over the mail.
  • Difference in amount arising due to change in Fuel price in Bhutan (Calculation based on Petrol INR 57 per liter & Diesel INR 36 per liter)
CHILD POLICY
  • Children above 10+ years will be charged 100% as per EPSR
  • Children of 5+ to 10 sharing parent's room with bed / rollaway or mattress will be charged as per CWB
  • Children of 5+ to 10 sharing parent's room without bed / rollaway or mattress will be charged as per CNB
  • Children below 5 years Complimentary without bed.
Hotels are very strict with the child policy. Please carry the age proof so that it can be produced when asked for.
NETT Supplement for Drop to Phuntsholing (one way only)
PLACES NAC INDICA / WAGON R NAC SPACIO / HARD TOP AC INNOVA / TRAVERA 22 SEATER NON AC BUS
From Siliguri / Bagdogra Airport / NJP Railway Station 13800 14100 15500 18700
From Kalimpong /Darjeeling / Gangtok 16500 17000 19300 25400
NETT Supplement for Pick up from Phuntsholing (one way only)
PLACES NAC INDICA / WAGON R NAC SPACIO / HARD TOP AC INNOVA / TRAVERA 22 SEATER NON AC BUS
To Siliguri / Bagdogra Airport / NJP Railway Station 14300 14500 16000 19000
To Kalimpong /Darjeeling / Gangtok 17000 17500 19800 25800
Note:
  • The above rates are calculated based on the present fuel charge and are subjected to hike as per the prevailing fuel charges.
  • The above transportation charges are subject to 4.12% GST.
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