A sovereign state in South Asia, Bhutan is also popularly known as ‘Land of Thunder Dragon.’ It is a landlocked country situated in the Eastern Himalayas, bordered along the People’s Republic of China to the north, having India to the south, east, and west. The land consists mostly of high and steep mountains crisscrossed by a network of swift rivers, which form deep valleys. The country has the world’s highest unclimbed peak, Gangkhar Puensum, at 24,836 feet.
An interesting fact about Bhutan – the general prosperity of the country is measured by the ‘Gross National Happiness’ index, explained by its four pillars – sustainable development, good governance, cultural preservation and environmental protection. Also, continually ranked as the happiest country in Asia and the eighth-happiest country in the world according to a survey by Business Week.
Bhutanese have a strong reverence towards nature and the country leads in environmental conservation. People use cotton bags instead of plastic bags to keep the environment free of non- biodegradable items.Also, the Tobacco Control Act regulates tobacco, banning the cultivation, harvesting, production, and its sale in Bhutan.

Known for its breathtaking natural beauty and unique culture, Thimphu is the administrative capital and largest city of the scenic kingdom of Bhutan. Being the most modern city of Bhutan with numerous restaurants, cafes, nightclubs and shopping centres, Thimphu has retained its cultural identity. The presence of spirituality in the air blends well with the Buddhist traditions, and fills the atmosphere with serenity. The cultural focus remains on maintaining traditions in every aspect of life here. Thimphu is credited as the only capital city in the world that does not use traffic light system.

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Day 1:Arrival at PARO airport, drive to THIMPHU

On arrival at Paro Airport and after completing your Permit formalities you will be received by our Bhutan representative who will assist you in boarding your vehicle for transfer to Thimphu , Thimphu is the capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style. On arrival in Thimphu, Check in to the hotel. Evening free at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel.

Meal : Dinner

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Day 2:THIMPHU Sightseeing

After breakfasts go for Thimphu sightseeing covering Memorial Chorten,  Tashichho Dzong, Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodong),Changangkha Lhakhang (Monastery), Motithang Takin Preservation Centre, Drupthob Goemba or Zilukha Nunnery, National Library (Closed on Saturday , Sunday & National Holiday), Institute for Zorig Chusum (Traditional Art & Craft School-Closed on Saturday , Sunday, National Holiday & During Summer & Winter Vacations), Textiles Museum (Handicrafts Shops – Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holiday), Zangthopelri Lhakhang (Monastery). Overnight at Hotel.
Meal : Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 3:THIMPHU – PUNAKHA / WANGDI

After breakfast drive to Punakha / Wangdi (Wangdiphodrang). The drive is over Dochu La pass  which is very scenic with fascinating view of mountains of Bhutan. Stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the Chorten, Mani wall, and Prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, can see various mountain peaks of Himalayas. Visit Punakha Dzong If time permit visit the  Suspension Bridge and then proceed to  Chimi Lhakhang (Monastery).

Overnight at the Hotel in Wangdi.

Meal : Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 4:DRIVE PUNAKHA / WANGDI – PARO

After breakfast transfer to Paro. Enroute Stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Garden. On arrival Paro, check in to the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel.

Meal : Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 5:PARO SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast go for Paro Sightseeing covering Drukgyel Dzong, Ta Dzong (National Museum-Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holiday), Rinpung Dzong – also known as Paro Dzong,and finally the historically & spiritually important Kyichu Lhakhang (Monastery), Back to the hotel.

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OPTIONAL TOUR (Not included in cost): FULL DAY HIKE TO TIGER`S NEST MONASTERY
Start the day early for a day hike to Taktsang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery) – The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 3 hours through pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro valley. It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called “Tiger’s Nest”. This site has been recognized as a most sacred place and visited by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. Afternoon at leisure for go for shopping in the market.

Overnight at Hotel.

Meal : Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 6:PARO SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast go for Paro Sightseeing covering Drukgyel Dzong, Ta Dzong (National Museum-Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holiday), Rinpung Dzong – also known as Paro Dzong,and finally the historically & spiritually important Kyichu Lhakhang (Monastery), Back to the hotel.

OR 
OPTIONAL TOUR (Not included in cost): FULL DAY HIKE TO TIGER`S NEST MONASTERY
Start the day early for a day hike to Taktsang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery) – The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 3 hours through pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro valley. It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called “Tiger’s Nest”. This site has been recognized as a most sacred place and visited by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. Afternoon at leisure for go for shopping in the market.

Overnight at Hotel.

Meal : Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 7:TRANSFER TO PARO AIRPORT

After breakfast transfer to Paro Airport for taking onward connection.

Meal : Breakfast

Cost Includes:

  • Return Airfare from Delhi or Kolkata in economy class on Druk Air or Bhutan Airlines as per seats blocked for a particular departure date
  • 06 Nights accommodation in twin sharing basis as per hotels mentioned in the chart or similar.
  • Meal Plan – Daily Buffet/ fixed Menu Breakfast & Dinner.
  • Non Air-Conditioned Jumbo Hiace/ Coaster Bus depending on the group size on sharing basis for Sightseeing and excursions as per our itinerary. (Air conditioning do not work in Hilly terrains)
  • Services of an Escort cum Guide will be as per the itinerary for Bhutan Portion only.
  • 01 Bottle Of Mineral Water Per Person Per Day.

Cost Excludes:

  • GST  (Govt Service Tax)
  • Any High Season surcharge which hotel may charge due to high season
  • Cost for supplementary service, optional Tours, Up-gradation Charges, Sightseeing entrance fees.
  • Insurance Premiums, Rafting Charges
  • Cost for personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.
  • Difference in cost arising due to change in Taxes by the Government
  • Difference in cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.
  • Any other item not specified in ‘Price includes’

Highlights of the tour

  • Return economy class air ticket inclusive of taxes, Visa, 02 nights stay accommodation in Thimphu, 01 nights stay accommodation Wangdi / Punakha, 03 nights stay accommodation Paro, daily breakfast and sightseeing as per the itinerary

Important Notes:

  • Important Note: There will be no throughout Check in and you need to change aircraft from/to Kolkata
  • The proposed packages are valid for Indian nationals only ( Not valid for OCI)
  • Indian Nationals : Original Valid Passport (valid at least for 06 months from the date of exiting Bhutan) or Elections ID card and its photo copy.
  • Indian Nationals : School Photo ID Proof of the child below 12 yrs along with Original Date of Birth Certificate.
  • Indian Nationals : 2 Passport size photograph for all the passengers travelling
  • Indian Nationals : Copy of the flight tickets.
  • Breakfast will start from Day 2 of the itinerary.
  • Services will be given in exchange of Original vouchers/Itinerary only.
  • There is No Refund for un utilized Service
  • Any govt.tax levied must be borne by the passengers only.

Payment Policy:

  • Initial deposit – rs. 20,000/- to confirm your booking with us.
  • 2nd payment 50% of the tour cost at least 45 days prior.
  • Remaining full payment 15 days before departure- 100% of the tour cost.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Date of booking to 30 days the cancellation charges will be 25% of the tour cost.
  • 30 to 15 days – the cancellation charges will be 50% of the tour cost.
  • 15 to 7 days – the cancellation charges will be 75% of the tour cost.
  • Less than 7 days – Total amount will be forfeited and no refund shall be given.
  • No show – Total amount will be forfeited and no refund shall be given.
  • Cancellation Policy is subject to change. It’s purely depends upon the cancellation policy of respective hotels. In Peak seasons, Some hotels may charge 100% cancellation. Refunds normally take 10 working days after the cancellation request has been raised & transferred electronically to your bank account.

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