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Reach Hasimara/Alipurduar Rly stn: Reach Hasimara/Alipurduar Rly stn. Pickup from Hasimara or Alipurduar and proceed to Jaigaon. Check into hotel.Post Lunch walk around Phuntsholing. Overnight in Jaigaon

Jaigaon to Thimpu: Get permission at Phuntsholing & Start for Thimpu (7,500 ft), the capital of Bhutan. On the way enjoy the beauty of Bhutan Himalaya. On arrival at Thimpu check into your respective hote. Over night in Thimpu.

In Thimpu: Drive for a full day Thimpu sight seeing starting with Tashicho Dzong, the house of most of the govt. offices. Proceed to National Library houses some exclusive collection of Buddhist manuscripts & texts as well as the modern literature, Zorig Chusm the school of traditional handicrafts & arts. Visit Institute of Tibetology, handicraft emporium & the National Memorial Chorten. Overnitht in Thimpu.

Thimpu to Paro: Early morning proceed to Paro.& Proceed for a full day sight seeing of Paro another eminent destination in Bhutan. Today you will visit Drukgyal Dzong, Taktsang Monastery, Kichulanka Monastery, Ta Dzong, Paro Rinpung Dzong (Museum), Nya-Mey Zam, Dungtse Lhankhang, Kila Gompa, Druk Choeding. Overnight in Paro.

Chele La & Haa Valley: Proceed for an excursion tour to Chele La (Pass) & Haa Valley Only (Border of the Bhutan and China). Chele La (Pass), at an elevation of 14,500 ft (4200 m), is 42 km drive through the rhododendron & pine forest. It offer a spectacular view of Mt. Jomolhari. Drive for an hour to reach Haa Valley. Enjoy stunning scenic beauty around Haa Valley & monasteries. Overnight at Paro.

Depart Paro: Drop at Alipurduar or Siliguri for onward journey.

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Reach Alipurduar Rly Stn Pick up from Alipurduar and drive to Jaigaon. Check into hotel. After lunch walk around phuntsholing. Overnight in Jaigaon.

Jaigaon to Thimpu: Get permission at Phuntsholing checkpost and start for Thimpu (7,500 ft), the capital of Bhutan. On the way enjoy the beauty of Bhutan Himalaya. On arrival at Thimpu check into your respective hote. Overnight in Thimpu.

Thimpu sight seeing Drive for a full day Thimpu sight seeing starting with Tashicho Dzong, the hose of most of the govt. offices. Proceed to National Library houses some exclusive collection of Buddhist manuscripts and texts as well as the modern literature, Zorig Chusm the school of traditional handicrafts and arts. Visit Institute of Tibetology, handicraft emporium and the National Memorial Chorten. Overnight in Thimpu.

Thimpu to Punakha Proceed for a full day escursion to Punakha. Punakha is the capital of Punakha Dzongkhag districts of Bhutan. Punakha was the capital of Bhutan till 1955. Wangdue Phodrang is a town and capital (dzongkhag thromde) of Wangdue Phodrang District in central Bhutan. Enroute Dochu la Pass. The pass is a popular among the tourists because of its 360 degree panoramic view of Himalayan range. The place is worth going in clear winter days with magnificent view of snowcapped mountains and mountain pass. Transfer to Paro. Overnight in Punakha.

Punakha to Paro Transfer to Paro. Visit Drukgyal Dzong, View of Taktsang Monastery, Kichulanka Monastery, Ta Dzong, Paro Rinpung Dzong (Museum), Nya-Mey Zam, Dungtse Lhankhang, Kila Gompa, Druk Choeding. Overnight in Paro.

Chele La (Pass) & Haa Valley Proceed for an excursion tour to Chele La (Pass) and Haa Valley Only (Border of the Bhutan and China). Chele La (Pass), at an elevation of 14,500 ft (4200 mtr), is 42 km drive through the rhododendron & pine forest. It offer a spectacular view of Mt. Jomolhari. Drive for an hour to reach Haa Valley. Enjoy stunning scenic beauty around Haa Valley and monasteries. Overnight in Paro.

Depart Paro: Leave Paro and proceed to Alipurduar Rly Stn for onward journey.

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Reach Alipurduar Rly Stn Pick up from Alipurduar and drive to Jaigaon. Check into hotel. After lunch walk around phuntsholing. Overnight in Jaigaon.

Jaigaon to Thimpu: Get permission at Phuntsholing checkpost and start for Thimpu (7,500 ft), the capital of Bhutan. On the way enjoy the beauty of Bhutan Himalaya. On arrival at Thimpu check into your respective hote. Overnight in Thimpu.

In Thimpu Visit Buddha Point, Folk Heritage Museum, Tashichodzong, BBS Tower, National Takin Zoo and National Memorial Chorten. Overnight in Thimpur.

Thimpu to Punakha After breakfast drive to Punakha (135 km), another serene beauty of Bhutan via Dochula Pass. On a sunny day you may witness the famous Mt. Zumolhari peaks from here. After reaching Punakha visit the famous monument of Bhutan Punakha Dzong. Also known as Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong (meaning “the palace of great happiness or bliss”. It is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan and one of its most majestic structures. The dzong houses the sacred relics of the southern Drukpa Lineage of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. The monument is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan’s Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion. Alternatively Chimi Lakhang, located at Lobesa Village of Punakha Dznongkhag. It is known as fertility temple where women seeks blessings for childrens. Built by the monk Lama Kunley. Overnight at Paro.

Punakha to Paro Drive to Paro (75 km), another serene beauty of Bhutan. Enjoy evening shopping in local market at own. Overnight in Paro.

In Paro Starts for “Taksang Monastery” or Tiger Nest, It takes about 6 hours both ways. Kichu Lakhang, Drukgyel Dzong and Rin Pung Dzong. Overnight at Paro.

Chele la and Haa valley Set out for Haa (75 Kms). Enroute visit Chella Pass (Highest Point 3688 ft), HAA Dzong, Monastery and IMTRAT (Indian Army Head Quarter). Evening Return to Paro. Overnight in Paro.

Drop for onwanrd journey Depart Paro and proceed for Hasimara/New Aliporeduar Jn/ Bagdogra.

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Paro to Thimpu Reach Paro airport and drive to Thimpu Check into your hotel and enjoy the exotic lunch before you begin the tour of Thimphu. After Lunch, visit the Memorial Chorten and the School of Arts and Crafts, where students from across the region learn the skills of a myriad of traditional arts and crafts like Buddhist Thangka painting, mask making, wood carving, embroidery, slate curving, sculpture, weaving and calligraphy. See a number of professional Thangkha painters at work there. Next we will be visiting the 169 ft bronze statue of Buddha Dordenma.The Vajra Throne Buddha, symbolizing indestructibility, seated on a vajra throne. The place provides a view of the entire city. It is located some 100 meters above Thimphu on a steep slope. Ratified by His Majesty the King and the government, the Buddha Dordenma project is being launched by the chairman of Menjong Chhothuen Tshogpa, Lam Tshering Wangdi, to commemorate a hundred years of monarchy in 2008. Visit Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Back in 1216, the lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa made Dohon (the Blue Stone) Dzong on the hillock above Thimphu, where now the Dechen Phodrang stands. In 1641 it was renamed as ‘Trashi Chhoe Dzong’. Currently it is the seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body that houses the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan). Overnight in Thimpu. Overnight in Jaigaon.

In Thimpu: 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 Wangchuck, 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 in Thimphu.

In Thimpu to Punakha/Wangdue via Dochula After early breakfast checkout of the hotel and drive (70 kms / 2 hrs) to Wangduephodrang, with a stop en route for tea at Dochu La Pass (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. In Wangdue, stop at Mehsina village & visit Chime Lhakhang – The Temple of Fertility built in 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kinley. Have your lunch and in afternoon drive to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan, and visit Punakha Dzong, which is noteworthy both for being one of the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan and also for having been built by the first Shabdrung in 1637. Overnight in Wangdue or Punakha.

Trongsa to Bumthang After breakfast visit the Trongsa Dzong, the most emphatic dzong in Bhutan, built by Chogyal Minjur Tempa, the emissary sent by Shabdrung to appease eastern Bhutan. The dzong was added to at the end of the 17th century by Desi Tenzin Rabgay. This dzong is the ancestral home of the present Royal Family; the initial two kings ruled Bhutan from this Dzong. Drive to Bumthang via Yongtala & Kilakha passes. Bumthang sightseeing includes- Bhutanese Carpet Factory, where they use Yak and Sheep wool and even pure silk to create carpets and ethnic Bhutanese Textiles. Post lunch, visiting the Jakar Dzong will happen, literally meaning ‘The Castle of White Bird’. Its current structure was built in 1667. Later visit Lamey Goemba, a majestic palace and monastery built in 18th century by Dasho Phuntsho Wangdi, the great warrior. Further, you can see the JambayLhakhang, built by King SrongsenGampo of Tibet in AD 659. This temple was blessed by Guru Rimpoche during his visit to Bumthang. It was renovated by Sindhu Raja after Guru Rimpoche restored his life with his powers. Legend has it that under the temple is a lake in which Guru Rimpoche took refuge on several occasions. In the month of October, the colorful festival, ‘Jambay Lhakhang Drup’ unfolds at this very temple. As the evening sets, you can check out the handicrafts and all. Overnight in Bumthang.

In Bumthang After breakfast, visit Chakhar (Iron Castle) Lhakhang, it is the site of the palace of the Indian King, the Sindhu Raja who invited Guru Rimpoche to Bumthang. The Original palace was made of Iron and hence the name Chakhar. The saint DorjiLingpa built the Current building in 14th century. Its correct name is Dechen Phodrang. We then visit Kurjey Lhakhang that is named after body print of Guru Rimpoche, built in 1652 by MinjurTempa. Visit Tamshing Lhakhang (Temple of the good message), established in 1501 by Pema Lingpa and is the most important Nyingmapa temple in the kingdom. In the evening, visit Membarstho which literally means, “The burning Lake”. Overnight in Bumthang.

Bumthang to Punakha/Wangdue After an early breakfast drive to Wangdiphodrang via Gangtey. Lunch at Gangtey valley. It is one of the most beautiful glacial valleys of the Himalayas. Visit Gangtey Gompa from outside.  Gyaltse Pema Thinley, the grandson and mind reincarnation of Pema Lingpa founded the Temple in 1613, and Tenzin Legpai Dhendup, the second re-incarnation, built the temple. The present Abbot, Kunzang Pema Namgyal is the ninth re-incarnation. It is a Nyingmapa monastery and is affiliated to other Nyingmapa monasteries including Tamshing in Bumthang. Explore Phobjikha valley, famous for the Black Necked Cranes during winter. These cranes are very rare and endangered and highly protected by the Government. These cranes fly to Phobjikha valley which is their winter Habitat. The Cranes circle three times in a clock-wise direction around the Gangtey Gompa as a reverence to the Monastery before landing in the valley. They repeat the same practice before flying back to Tibet in early spring. You can watch the cranes. Enroute we will stop in different places for the photography and have the view of different valleys. Overnight in Wangdue or Punakha.

Punakha/Wangdue to Paro After breakfast, drive to Thimphu and visit Simthokha Dzong. It is the oldest Dzong in Bhutan. After lunch drive to Paro. Overnight in Paro.

Visit Taksang Monastery On the second last day, make an excursion to the Taksang Monastery – the place that offers the most spectacular view of Bhutan. Located on a sheer vertical cliff at an altitude of 800m, it defies all engineering logic. Climb for about 2-3 hours to the monastery to set the pace for adventure. (The hike can be quite hard and you can arrange for a po pony ride. In the afternoon, simple enjoy the beauty of Paro. Overnight in Paro.

Drop at Paro Airport Get your breakfast amd checkout from hotel for onward journety.

Documentation

Documents required for Indian Tourists at Bhutan Immigration-

  • Voter Identity Card /Passport
  • Passport Size color Photograph (2 Nos)

In case of not holding the above document, you need to approach to the office of consulate of India, India Embassy for getting permission for entry into Bhutan.

The following documents are requires at the office of consulate general of India, India Embassy for identification of Indian Citizenship.

  • Driving License/ Pan Card/Ration Card/
  • School-College Identity Card with Photo for those who are less than 18 years.
  • Birth certificate for children

Bhutan is a small country nestled in the Himalayas between the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and India. Besides the stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of the country for most visitors is the strong sense of culture and tradition that binds the kingdom and clearly distinguishes it from its larger neighbors.

Bhutan is a visual treat and is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys.

Tourists Destinations

Taktsang Monastery

Taktsang Monastery also recognized as Tiger’s Nest in Paro is one of the holiest places in Bhutan. The monastery is mounted on a high granite cliff and was established for meditation. The monastery is perched on a rocky ledge with a sheer drop of nearly 800m, and overlooks the Paro valley and the river. It is said that in the second half of the 8th century, Guru Padma Sambhava known as the second Buddha in Bhutan, meditated at the spot where the monastery is situated having alighted there on the back of a flying tigress. It is also an ideal place for a short trek. Since, make a Bhutan Short Tour and capture the essence of Paro, Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

Thimphu

Thimphu, one of the culturally must see places in Bhutan, is charming capital city nestled in the Himalayas with the beautiful sights of the Chuu River flowing through it. Interestingly, it is the only city in the world with no traffic lights. Thimphu has retained its culture and old world charm as modern development is closely monitored and new buildings can be built only in Bhutanese style and up to a certain height. Go for Bhutan the Last Shangrila Tour and explore the top landmarks of Bhutanese capital. Basically, Tashichho Dzong, National Memorial Chorten and Motithang Takin Preserve are the top attractions of Thimphu for visitors.

Paro

Paro, the foremost must see place in Bhutan, is a gorgeous beautiful valley, surrounded by lush green rice fields. Paro is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area. Along with Jakar and Punakha, Paro forms the ‘golden triangle’ of popular tourist destinations in Bhutan. Likewise, craggy mountain hills and undisturbed serene beauty, the clean air and peaceful atmosphere make it a must visit place in Bhutan. In Paro, Rinpung Dzong mostly attracts the visitor. Rinpung Dzong is one of the finest examples of a Bhutanese monastery. The Dzong hosts the Paro Tsechu i.e festival of masks. Beyond this, National Museum of Paro holds the visitors in Paro. The museum exhibits rich stamp collections, slate carvings, Thangka paintings, prehistoric items, jewellery, traditional weapons and other articles reflecting Bhutanese culture.

Phuentsholing

Phuentsholing, another must visit place in Bhutan, is a small town with clean environment. The chief tourist attractions of Phuentsholing are Amo Chuu, the Crocodile Breeding Center, Chukha Hydrothermal Project, the gate at the border (called Bhutan Gate) and Karbandi Monastery. The natural beauty of Phuentsholing forcefully captivates you. It is perfect place to visit for those people who love nature and want to remain in solitude.

Bumthang Valley

Bumthang Valley, the spiritual heartland of Bhutan, is full of most ancient and precious Buddhist sites. Located at an altitude of 2,600 meters, the religious hub of Bhutan houses some of the oldest Buddhist temples. Besides, Jakar is the main town in Bumthang Valley and its undulating terrain, which is filled with apple trees and numerous temples, is a tourist’s delight.

Wangduephodrang

Wangduephodrang, another popular place in Bhutan, is the last town on the central highway before central Bhutan. Located in the south of Punakha, the higher reaches of the Wangduephodrang valley provide rich pastureland for cattle. This district is also famous for its fine bamboo products, slate and stone carvings. Wangduephodrang Dzong, sitting on top of the hill at the confluence of Punakha Chhu and Tang Chhu rivers, is the attractive landmark of Wangduephodrang. The Dzong is open for visitors during Wangduephodrang Tsechu celebration in autumn.

Mongar and Lhuntse

Mongar and Lhuntse, as other must see sites these two places are also mostly preferred places in Bhutan by travelers. Mongar lies in the eastern Bhutan. The journey from Bumthang to Mongar is one of the most beautiful in the Himalayas, crossing 3800m high Thrumshing La. Mongar is located on the hill top. Mongar Dzong is the newest of Dzongs in Bhutan built in 1930s. This Dzong was built to replace the Zongkar Dzong which has remained in ruins. Mongar Dzong is built in keeping with the tradition of Bhutan where no drawings or nails were used. Likewise, Lhuntse at the elevation of 1460 m is a very rural and isolated district in Bhutan. The kurtoe region of Lhuntse is the ancestral home of the Royal Family.

Phobjikha and Gangtey Valley

Phobjikha and Gangtey Valley, both the places are also must see locations in Bhutan. The Gangtey and Phobjikha are glacial valleys with a stream flowing through their open grasslands presenting one of the most beautiful landscapes in Bhutan. It is home to endangered black necked crane. The famous Black mountain national park, home to diverse specie of flora and fauna is also nearby. It is around 6 hours drive from Thimpu. The drive among Dochula Chortens and Rhodos is mind-blowing. The entire region is sometimes called Gangtey. Gangtey Monastery and Jigme Singye National Park are famous among visitors in the region.

Haa Valley

Haa Valley, a relatively new but must see destination in Bhutan, is popular for virgin beauty of nature. Along with scenic sights, you will also find some temples and fortresses around this valley. Lhakhang Karpo and Nagpo-the famous White and Black temples, Shekhar Drak-an unique temple, Tagchu Goemba-a100 year old temple and Dobji Dzong- a five storeyed fortress on a hilltop are the things that engage you in the valley.

Punakha

Punakha, the breathtaking destination in Bhutan, has been inextricably linked to some of the most momentous events in the Bhutanese history and deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful and significant regions at the heart of Bhutanese culture. This district, leveling from 1300m at the valley floor rises to almost 3000m around Dochhula pass, served as the capital of Bhutan from 1637 till 1907. People visit this place mostly to understand the Bhutanese history and to enjoy its natural beauty. Punakha Dzong, Chhimi Lhakhang and Limbhukha are the things you love to see in this beautiful area.