Bhutan, the last Himalayan kingdom & Shangrila is nestled in the middle of the Himalaya. With varying altitudes and terrain is a sparsely populated country, often compared to Switzerland due its size. The incredible landscape, friendly people, inspiring traditional architecture, ancient fortresses ( Dzongs) is all seen while breathing the fresh, clean unpolluted mountain air which makes a visit to this charming and world’s most exotic Himalayan Kingdom a truly enjoyable and memorable one.

Best season: Last week of March to end of May and Mid Oct to mid December

Trip Code: EXBHT

  • Trip Grade : Jeep Safari
  • 5nights comfortable hotel accommodation
  • Day walks and travel by comfortable jeeps
Trip Highlights
  • Dzong at Punakha
  • Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan
  • Pristine forests and scenery
  • Day 1
    Drive from Gangtok / Kalimpong / Darjeeling to the border town of Phuntsogling – (5 to 7 hrs depending on where the travel will be from). Complete entry formalities
  • Day 2
    Leave early morning for Thimphu ( 5 hrs) . Afternoon Sightseeing of Thimphu. Visit Memorial chorten, Painting School, Textile museum, Bhutanese paper factory. O/N hotel
  • Day 3
    Drive to Punakha (2 ½ hrs) A wonderful and scenic drive . Enroute you visit Dochulachorten and WandiDzong( fort). After lunch visit the famous PunakhaDzong located in a beautiful spot at the confluence of the Mo chu and Po Chu rivers. O/N Punakha
  • Day 4
    Drive to Paro arriving by lunch. Afternoon visit Drukyal Dzong, Kichu Lakhang, Paro Museum
  • Day 5
    A visit to Bhutan is incomplete if Taktsang( Tiger’s Nest )monastery is not visited. We drive to the end of the roadhead and then cross the bridge and walk along awell defined path to the village . As you climb gradually the lush green Paro valley can be seen below. The climb then gets steep as you finally get a see the monastery clinging to the cliffside. The climb of about 2 ½ to 3 hrs in all is rewarded when you enter the monastery. Legend says that GuruPadmasambhava who brought buddhism here came flying on a tigress and hence its name “Taktsang“ or Tiger’s Nest. Later visit a typical Bhutanese farm house to get an insight into a traditional home and lifestyle
  • Day 6
    Fly to Delhi / Bangkok / Kolkata for onward flight home
Cost
  • 2 persons: US$2001/- per person plus airfare
  • 3 and above: US$1541/- per person plus airfares
Cost includes:
  • transport to Phuntsogling town
  • accommodation for 5 nights on twin sharing with all meals
  • transport
  • local guide
  • entrances
Cost does not include:
  • Airfares
  • Bhutan Visa Fee
  • items of any personal nature such as drinks, tips, etc
  • extras due to roadblocks, illness, early return etc
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