Bhutan Escape

6 Days and 5 Nights



INR 21000

Bhutan

Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalaya's eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger's Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.

Punakha

Punakha is a town in the Himalayas of Bhutan. It's known for the Punakha Dzong, a 17th-century fortress at the juncture of the Pho and Mo Chhu rivers. The fortress hosts the Punakha Tshechu, a religious festival featuring masked dances and music. In the surrounding Punakha Valley, temples include the fertility-focused Chimi Lhakhang and the hilltop Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, which has river and mountain views.

Thimphu

Thimphu, Bhutan's capital, occupies a valley in the country's western interior. In addition to being the government seat, the city is known for its Buddhist sites. The massive Tashichho Dzong is a fortified monastery and government palace with gold-leaf roofs. The Memorial Chorten, a whitewashed structure with a gold spire, is a revered Buddhist shrine dedicated to Bhutan's third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.

Paro

Paro is a valley town in Bhutan, west of the capital, Thimphu. It is the site of the country's only international airport and is also known for the many sacred sites in the area. North of town, the Taktsang Palphug (Tiger's Nest) monastery clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley. Northwest of here are the remains of a defensive fortress, Drukgyel Dzong, dating from the 17th century.



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Bhutan



Hotels

Please note:
  • Hotel accomodation provided on twin sharing basis
  • AC / Non AC preferrence can be given
  • All in-room orders are charged ala carte


Transportation

  • AC Car / Minibus
Salient Features
  • Unique Group Tour
  • All Indian Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Enchanting mist-clad, fragrant tea gardens


Inclusions

  • Hotel accomodation on Twin sharing basis
  • All transportation for local sight seeing (AC car / Minibus)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Welcome Drink on Arrival to Hotel
  • Travel Insurance available Optional - costs extra


Exclusions

  • To and fro Air fare and Airport transfer for 'Joining and Leaving Tour Guests'
  • Entrance fees
  • 5% GST
  • Any applicability of new taxes from Government
  • Any upgradation in Airline class or hotel room category
  • Cost of Insurance
  • Cost of Pre/Post tour hotel accommodation
  • Any extra expense such as route change, Airline change, Date change, Accommodation facilities, etc incurred due to the unforeseen, unavoidable forced majeure circumstances during the tour
  • Any extra cost incurred on behalf of an individual due to illness, accident, hospitalisation, or any personal emergency
  • Any services or activity charges other than those included in the group tour itinerary
  • Anything specifically not mentioned in the 'tour price includes' column


Stay Plan

  • Punakha - 1 Nights
  • Thimphu - 2 Nights
  • Paro - 2 Nights


Detailed Itinerary

Day One Arrival at Bagdogra
  • Arrive at Bagdogra Airport
  • Later proceed to Phuentsholing by road.( 4 Hours )
  • Complete Immigration formalities for travel to Bhutan and transfer to hotel.
  • Enjoy Dinner and Overnight Stay in Phuentsholing.
Day Two Thimphu - City tour
  • After breakfast proceed to enjoy a city tour of Thimphu visiting the National Memorial Chorten a stupa dedicated to the third king of Bhutan and Buddha statue, Takin Zoo where you will find national animal of Bhutan the Takin, National Library and Folk Heritage Museum.
  • In the afternoon take a short walk to Handicraft Bazaar to view the traditional.
  • Later spend some time at the Clock tower square for shopping.
  • Overnight at Thimphu.
    (Meal plan: Breakfast, Dinner)
Day three Thimphu - Punakha via Dochula pass (1 Night) (Approx 77 km 3 hours drive)
  • This morning drive to low lands of Punakha valley touching Dochula pass 10,000 ft and on the stop at Hongtsho village.
  • Stop at the immigration check point to stamp in your permit.
  • You will be driving through the first mountain pass in the western part of Bhutan.
  • You will find the 108 Druk Wangyal chortens on the top of the pass where the ridges are draped in colorful prayer flags greet you.
  • Stop at Lamperi and visit the Royal Botanical Park for 30 minutes.
  • Proceed down towards Punakha.
  • On the way stop and take a short walk through the villages to Chimmi Lhakhang - The divine madman also known, as Drukpa Kinley is a famous teacher with whom the phallic symbol is associated.
  • Tales told by your guide would have excited you to visit Chimmi Lhakhang.
  • Japanese and several American couples visited this temple and were blessed miraculously with children.
  • Check in the hotel.
  • Afternoon visit majestic Punakha Dzong placed strategically at the junction of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers, the dzong was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative seat of the region. It was here that the dual system of government was introduced in the 17th century and in 1907, enthroned the first King Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuk.
  • Evening at leisure.
  • Overnight at Punakha.
  • Note: Restricted Area Permit is required to visit Punakha / Wangdue from Home Ministry of Bhutan. No charge will be applicable for this permit. Please bring 02 passport size photographs and Voter ID card or Passport of each person including child. This special permit will be given only after guest has entered Bhutan. Permits are not issued on Saturday, Sunday and Govt. holidays
    (Meal plan: Breakfast, Dinner)
Day Four Paro - Punakha - Paro (2 Nights) (Approx 145 km 4 hrs drive)
  • Morning drive to Thimphu via same road and stop at Lamperi.
  • Visit the Royal Botanical Park for 30 minutes.
  • If you are lucky you could see red pandas, different species of birds, you can take some photo shot close to the natural lake.
  • You could watch a short documentary about the park. Proceed to Paro via Semtokha and check in the hotel.
  • Day at leisure.
  • Overnight at Paro.
    (Meal plan: Breakfast, Dinner)
Day Five Paro sightseeing
  • Morning visit Paro Dzong, the National Museum housed in a round fortress called as the Ta Dzong considered to be one of the best natural history museums in Asia where it has a fine collection of natural and historic artifacts.
  • Kyichu Lhakhang the monastery dates back to 7th century and is one of the oldest and most sacred.
  • Afternoon visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, a 17th century fortress that used to keep invaders from Tibet and in 1951 the fort was destroyed by fire.
  • Your last stop for the day will be at the base of the Tigers Nest.
  • Evening visit the town for leisure or shopping.
  • Overnight at Paro.
    (Meal plan: Breakfast, Dinner)
Day Six Paro - Hometown
  • After breakfast proceed to Paro Airport to board flight to your hometown
  • Tour Concludes
    (Meal plan: Breakfast)


Pricing

Ex Bhutan *(Reporting at Paro Airport )*
Joining & LeavingReporting at Paro AirportINR 21,000/-


Terms and Conditions

  • Above rates are valid on a minimum of 2 adults travelling together.
  • Rates are subject to change in case of any additional taxes, government fees change etc.
  • Any meals and services unless mentioned in the itinerary, are not included.
  • In case of unavailability in the mentioned hotels, alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel.
  • EziiTours reserves the right to decline any passenger.

Payment policy

Booking Fee

  • 3 months in advance: 60%
  • 2 months in advance: 70%
  • 1 month in advance: 100%
Payments can be done by Cheque, Cash or Online using Debit Card or Credit Card

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Fee

  • 30 or more days before departure: 25%
  • 15 or more days before departure: 50%
  • 4 to 7 days before departure: 100%



Departure / Tour Dates

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