BLISSFUL BHUTAN

  • Visit : Bagdogra, Paro , Phuentsholing, Punakha , Thimpu
  • Validity : 03/3/2019 - 10/3/2019
  • Overview : 8Nights / 9Days
starting from INR 57,500   per person on double/twin sharing basis

OVERVIEW:

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 neighbours. Bhutan is the only Vajrayana Buddhist nation in the world, and the profound teachings of this tradition remain well preserved and exert a strong influence in all aspects of life. Due to its pristine environment and harmonious society, the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan has been called "The Last Shangrila."

ITINERARY:

 

DAY 01: BAGDOGRA TO PHUENTSHOLING

(Distance: 170kms. / DrivingTime: 5hrs. / Altitude of Phuentsholing: 293 mts.)

Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station/IXB Airport and transfer to Phuentsholing – The Gateway of Bhutan by Road from India. It is at thriving commercial center on the northern edge of the Indian Plains. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing

 

DAY 02: PHUENTSHOLING – THIMPHU

( Distance: 176 kms/ Driving Time: 6 hrs. / Altitude of Thimphu: 2350 mts.)

After breakfast complete the immigration formalities (mean while visit Crocodile Park) and transfer to Thimphu (7,710ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. Overnight stay at Thimphu.. enroute visit Zangthopelerigumba, kharbandigumba, chukhadam (top view)

 

DAY 3: THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast visit local sightseeing follows by day lunch. Local sightseeing will covered Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha on the top of the Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Sangaygang View Point, Changangkha Monastery, Taking Preserve Centre, Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion), Changlimthang stadium and archery ground, Textile Museum, National library, king palace view point. Overnight stay at Thimphu.

 

DAY 4: THIMPHU–PUNAKHA/WANGDUE SIGHTSEEING

(Distance:77 kms / DrivingTime:3hrs. / Altitude of Punakha:1310mts.)

After breakfast drive to Punakha/Wangdue, On the way Stopat Dochu-La-Pass (3150mts.).to view the higher Himalayas. Arrival at Punakha check in at hotel. After noon visit Punakha Dzong -built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of The Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly herein 1952. After that take a short excursion trip to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang -The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. Then we will proceed for suspension bridge. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay will beat Punakha/Wangdue.

 

DAY 05: PUNAKHA TO PARO VIA THIMPU – (SIGHTSEEING IF LEFT IN THIMPU)

(Distance: 80 kms approx. /Driving Time: 3-4hrs. /Altitude of Paro: 2280mts.)

After breakfast drive to Paro (7,483ft.), On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park – The Park contains a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna and features a huge species of plants and animals including endangered species. REACH THIMPU AND FINISH SIGHT SEEING REMAINING ON DAY4 On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.

 

DAY 06: PARO SIGHTSEEING -DAY TRIP HAAVALLEY AND CHELALA PASS

(DISTANCE:140 KMS / DRIVING TIME: 5HRS/ALTITUDE OF PARO: 2280 MTS)

 

DAY 07: PARO SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast visit Dzong. Also visit famous Taktsang Monastery-called “Tiger's Nest” (02 hrs hike from The base camp) & Kitchu Monastery. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong – Meaning "fortress of the heap of jewels". The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro

 

DAY 08: PARO– PHUENTSHOLING

(DISTANCE: 200 KMS. /DRIVING TIME: 7 HRS. /ALTITUDE OF PHUENTSHOLING: 293 MTS.)

After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Phuentsholing. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing.

 

DAY 09 - FLY BACK HOME

After breakfast check out from the hotel and take the departure transfer to NJP Railway Station/IXB Airport for your onward journey

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Return economy class airfares
  • Accommodation in 3 star category hotels mentioned above.
  • All meals
  • All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary
  • Taxes Permits
  • Transfers as mentioned above
  • Airfare from Ex – Mumbai (Economy Class)

PACKAGE EXCLUDES

  • All kind of personal expenses or optional tours or extra meals ordered
  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone calls
  • Any kind of drink
  • Monument entry tickets (for sightseeing not mentioned in itinerary)
  • Any adventure sports or boating charges not mentioned in itinerary.
  • Many hotels charge for Room Heaters which is payable directly at the hotel
  • Cost for Optional Tours, Upgradation Charge
  • Cost for extra usage of vehicles, other than scheduled and mentioned in the itinerary
  • Anything not mentioned under « package includes »
  • GST on gross bill

GENERAL TERMS

  • The tour guide reserves the rights to make changes or omit any place of visit, if it becomes necessary due to bad weather, bad road, strike or band, security reason etc.
  • Kindly inform us if the guests are senior citizens or have health related issues (like arthritis, heart problems etc.) or any such matter which might need special arrangements. Some itineraries will not be suitable for them and we will suggest accordingly.
  • The security concerns, driver's working hours etc. will be kept in mind while planning the tour and sightseeing.
  • We try to ensure that the sightseeing points do not fall on a closing day. Incase due to inevitable situation if the sightseeing falls on a closing day, it will have to be left out. Conducting that particular tour or sightseeing point the next day will be subject to time availability.
  • Weather in the region is unpredictable. We have kept your sightseeing related with nature flexible.
  • The region's prime tourist interest in its Nature and eco-friendly atmosphere. The facilities available here cannot be matched with other developed destinations.
  • Once the package is booked & confirmed no refund will be allowed. There will be no refund of any unutilized service in part or in full what so ever may be the reason.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Rates valid for Indian Nationals only.
  • BHUTAN IS STILL A KINDGOM, IN CASE IF ANY LAW OR RULE OR ANY AMENDMENTS DONE BY BHUTAN KINGDOM OR GOVERNMENT WITH REGARDS TO INDIAN TOURIST –AND DUE TO WHICH IF ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES IMPOSE BY BHUTAN FOR INDIAN TOURIST = THEN CLIENT HAS TO BEAR THAT ADDITIONAL CHARGES
  • Cancellation charges as applicable.
  • Kindly release a booking amount immediately as confirmation.
  • We are not responsible for tour cancellation due to Force Majeure clause
  • Additional expenses incurred due to Force Majeure Clause shall be borne by the guest on actual and on direct payment
  • All prevailing State and Government taxes applicable on accommodation and transport. In case of any hike in the taxes a surcharge will be applicable.
  • Once tour starts, the tour cost is not refundable at any cause.

HEALTH ADVISORY:

  • The area like Haa Valley and Chela La Pass has low oxygen and may cause High altitude sickness, nausea, shortness of breath etc.
  • If guests have health problems like blood pressure, asthama, & heart related issue etc. kindly advise them to consult their doctors
  • Kindly carry appropriate medicines as they will not be available easily

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Cancellation as per Date of booking:
  • Booking day – 30 days – INR 15000 will be non-refundable
  • From 30 to 15 days before arrival: 25% of the total amount
  • From 14 to 07 days before arrival: 50% of the total amount
  • From 07 to 03 days before arrival: 75% of the total amount
  • Less than 02 days before arrival: 100 % of the total amount
  • No show or anticipated departure: 100 % of the total amount

IMP NOTE:

  • Maximum of 2 adults are allowed per room.
  • Additional supplement on account of fuel hikes and taxes as and when received would be applicable with immediate effect.
  • Once an air ticket is issued, date change penalty and rerouting charges (as applicable) will be charged.
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary are pre-set and a-la-carte is not possible.
  • Any damage caused to the hotel/coach/restaurant of at any other venue shall be borne by the concerned passengers.
  • The company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damage, loss of baggage, loss, injury, accident, death, breakdown, irregularity which may occur in carrying out tour engagements due to weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine or any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expense must be borne by the passengers.
  • Subject to availability of flights and connections, passengers from other cities can take this tour from their cities by paying an additional amount as applicable per person, plus airport and Government taxes.
  • The management deserves the right to claim any additional expenses incurred due to delay or changes in schedule of train, airplane, coach, ship or any other service.
  • There are no refunds for any services i.e. meals, sightseeing etc not utilized on your tour.
  • For convenience of our passengers, we will sometimes amend the itinerary. However, the services remain unchanged.
  • The right to vary, amend, alter or withdraw any particular itinerary, departure or excursion rests entirely with the company. Due to demand of a particular airline the in / out points may change. Services however will remain unchanged.
  • The Local representative and driver will do their best to take you to as close to the monuments as possible, as because in some cities coaches are restricted.
  • On certain days, when certain attractions, monuments, museums etc are closed, the Tour Manager deserves the right to amend the itinerary / cancel the visit
  • The tour price mentioned is applicable provided there are 2 full paying adult passengers on the tour departure.
  • This is a quotation only and subject to space availability which could only be checked on receipt of tour confirmation and deposit received.