Royal Bhutan Tour

8-day weekend package to Bhutan, a serene and unexplored country with rare flora and fauna.

Royal Bhutan Tour

Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destinations Covered: Bagdogra – Phuentsholing – Thimphu – Punakha Valley – Paro Valley – Tiger’s Nest Monastery – Paro – Phuentsholing – Bagdogra

Tour Highlights

  • Hiking to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
  • Visiting big fortresses and monasteries
  • Visiting old and new capital cities
  • Change in vegetation from subtropical to alpine
  • Visiting of farmhouses

Detailed Itinerary

This 8 day Bhutan Tour package is tailored to offer you an immersive experience in the serene and unexplored country nestled in the eastern Himalayas, where rare flora and fauna can be found. Bhutan is waiting to charm you with its natural beauty, awe-inspiring monasteries and stupas, breathtaking mountain ranges, and hospitable locals. Get ready for a journey of exploration in Bhutan's top tourist destinations - Thimphu, Punakha, and Paro - and create unforgettable memories. Bhutan is a unique combination of old and new, where ancient traditions are in harmony with modernization as the country gradually opens up to the world.

Day 01: Pick from Bagdogra (ixb
Arrival New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri and Transfer to Phuentsholing - On arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri – Guest will be received by our executive who will be waiting just outside of the airport or railway station – He will assist the guest in boarding the vehicle to proceed for Phuentsholing – The drive is of 165 kilometers i.e.  4 to 4 ½ hours drive through the lush green Tea Estate of Doors - On arrival at Phuentsholing – Check into hotel - The border of India & Bhutan, the Indian side is known as Jaigaon and the Bhutan part is called Phuentsholing - Situated at an altitude of nearly 980 feet is a small settlement – Overnight at Phuentsholing.

Day 02: Phuentsholing To Thimphu
Permit to be obtained and Transfer to Thimphu / if online permits transfer directly to Thimphu– Drive 179 kilometers in 6 ½ hours -   This beautiful city of Bhutan is situated at an altitude of nearly2250 meters / 7382 feet - Thimphu is a small charming city sandwiched in the heart of the Himalayas. Thimphu's charm is not only embedded in its wealth of museums or places of historic interest but visitors must wander along the main street and into shops, all of which are decorated in traditional style - Evening at leisure - Overnight at Thimphu

Day 03: Thimphu Local sightseeing
Thimphu Sightseeing  - Morning after breakfast visit the following places in Thimphu: Memorial Chhorten, a pious landmark for Thimphu's residents, Buddha Point, the tallest Buddha statue in Thimphu, Bhutan's National Library - The Textile and Folk Heritage The museum opened in the year 2001 is a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions - visit  Tashichho Dzong, The Dzong is the impressive result of a redesign of the original medieval structure sanctioned by the Third King, HM Jigme Dorji Wangchuk - Visit Handicrafts Emporium which displays wide assortment of beautifully hand-woven and crafted products - Overnight at Thimphu

Day 04: Thimphu To Punakha Valley.
Transfer from Thimphu - to Punakha - (125 kilometers, hours) - After breakfast drive to Punakha across Dochu La pass (3080 meters) which heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan - Until 1955, Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan and still it is the winter seat of Je Khenpo - Visit PunakhaDzong built in 17th century at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu Rivers - It has been destroyed by four fires and an earthquake in 1897 and has frequently been devastated by flood water coming from the great northern glaciers - The Dzong has now been fully restored to its original splendor - Evening visit local market - Overnight at Punakha

Day 05: Punakha To Paro Valley.
Transfer from Punakha to Wangdue Phodrang next  Paro (90 kilometers, 3 hours) - After breakfast, drive to Wangduephodrang – En route visit ChimmiLhakhang and proceed to Wangdue and visit some place there - After lunch, drive to Paro. Paro is a beautiful valley that encapsulates the rich culture, and scenic beauty with hundreds of myths and legends - Home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries and the National Museum - Places you must see when you are in Paro are: DrugyelDzong, RinpungDzong, Ta Dzong, - Taktsang Monastery or Tiger's Nest is a good 2-hour climb uphill and is the half-day program - On arrival at Paro and transfer to the hotel - Evening take a stroll around town & Main Street - Overnight at Paro

Day 06: Hike To Tiger Nest Monastery.
Paro Sightseeing – Morning take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger Nest - It is believed that Guru Rinpoche, the father of the Bhutanese strain of Mahayana Buddhism, arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery - Taktsang was severely damaged by fire in the year 1998 and now has been restored in its original grandeur - After lunch, visit DrugyelDzong, Ta Dzong, the National Museum - The museum collection includes ancient Bhutanese art and artifacts, weapons and the country’s exquisite postage stamps - Then walk down the trail to visit RinpungDzong situated at a commanding height, overlooking Paro Valley - This Dzong is symbolic as the religious and secular center of all affairs of the valley - Evening visit a traditional farmhouse to get an idea on the lifestyle of the local people - Overnight at Paro

Day 07: Paro To Phuentsholing,
Transfer from Paro to Phuentsholing (179 kilometers, 6 hours) - After breakfast, drive to Phuentsholing. Thimphu / Phuentsholing road was built in 1962 by Dantak, the Indian Border road organization - The drive on this route is very pleasant with numerous scenic spots en route - Just before, arriving in Phuentsholing, visit Kharbandi GumbPA, the monastery built-in 1967 - It houses the large and attractive statues of Sakyamuni, ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal and Guru Rinpoche - Overnight at  Phuentsholing.

Day 08: Phuentsholing To Bagdogra Airport.
Transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri from Paro – Early morning breakfast – Check out of the hotel and start from Phuentsholing to   Bagdogra Airport (IXB) – One can stay in Doors or drive directly to Airport or station – Bagdogra is roughly 170 kilometers and is 4 – 5 hours’ drive – onward journey


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