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Bhutan Overland Tours in 2017 (Drive in / Flight out) or fly in fly out both way

This tour offer is valid only for Indian Passport holders

6 Nights 7 Days - Drive in from Phuntsoling or flight to Paro drive to Thimpu to Punakha to Paro and departure by flight

Day 01| Drive Phuntsoling -or fly to Paro drive to Thimpu (B)
Day 02| Thimpu Sightseeing (B)
Day 03| Drive Thimphu to Punakha (B)
Day 04| Punakha & Wangdue Valley Sightseeing (B)
Day 05| Drive to Paro (B)
Day 06| Paro Valley Sightseeing (B)
Day 07| Paro-Delhi or Calcutta /Departure (B)

Detailed Itinerary of Overlnad Bhutan Tours

bhutan overland tour from phuentsolingDay 01 | Fly India to paro or Phuntsoling-Thimpu (B)

fly to Paro meet our Guide and drive to Thimpu.

if by road our guide meets you at border - drive north climbing uphill through ever changing forests with views of the cascading water falls, mountains and valleys as you pass several villages and towns. En-route stop at Rinchending temple and other places for photos and lunch stop. It takes about 6 hours to cover the distance of approximately 180km. Upon arrival in Thimphu, check into the hotel River View or similar. In the evening, you will be taken for short sightseeing or stroll around the town or visit the weekend market (held from evening of Friday till Sunday). Overnight hotel 3* .

Note: Phuentsholing is a border town in southern Bhutan, and is the administrative seat (dzongkhag thromde) of Chukha District. The town occupies parts of both Phuentsholing Gewog and Sampheling Gewog. Phuentsholing lies opposite the Indian town of Jaigaon, and cross-border trade has resulted in a thriving local economy.
You can enter phuentsholing after finished Darjeeling or Sikkim Tour , India.

Day 02 | Thimpu Sightseeing (B)
&Sun), where folks from near and far come to buy and sell. You can also visit the Zangdopelri temple close to the market and then take a look at the archery match, if it is in progress. Visit Simtokha Dzong and at the end of the day, we also pay a visit the great Tashichho Dzong, seat of Bhutan's administrative and religious center. Overnight hotel 3*.

Day 03 | Thimphu-Punakha (B)
Early in the morning you can take a self-guided walk from your hotel to the memorial chorten, where your see many Bhutanese circumambulate the temple as they chant prayers. After breakfast, drive east to Punakha, the old winter capital. En-route stops at Dochu LaPass, 10,000ft/3,048m to view the eastern Himalayas, including Bhutan's highest mountain, Gangkar Punsum, 24,770ft/7,550m. The road then drops down through varied forest finally emerging into the highly cultivated, sub-tropical Punakha valley; with rice paddies, bananas, orange grooves and cactuses. Sightseeing and lunch in Wangdue and transfer to the hotel in Punakha. In the evening, take a pleasant 20 minutes walk through the fields and village to visit Chimi Lhakhang temple dedicated to Bhutan's popular saint Drukpa Kunley, also known as the "divine madman" ( 1455-1529). He is very popular to date because he preached in n the way that is unlike the stiffness of clergy and society of the time; he dramatized the teachings using songs and outrageous sexual humor. ! Bold Phallus symbols and paintings on the houses or temples come as a result his influence. Overnight hotel Meri Phuensum or Zangdopelri hotel.

Day 04 | Punakha  & Wangdue Valley (B)
Punakha and Wangdue Valleys are at lower elevation of approx. 1400m and therefore it is warmer and has semi-tropical vegetation with cactuses, bananas and orange grooves. Punakha Dzong used to be the winter capital of Bhutan until 1958 and even today the head Abbot and central monastic body move here from Thimphu Tashicho Dzong, in the winter months.

In the morning, drive to the idyllic countryside, north of Punakha Dzong and walk uphill for 20 minutes to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, which is perched high on the hill. Visit this temple, which has some beautiful and incredibly complex Buddhist paintings. It was recently completed in 1999 after taking almost 9 years to build. Return downhill and walk on the mostly leveled path along the east bank of the river. The transport will meet you and drive you to Punakha. Visit Punakha Dzong and the areas around Punakha. Visit the new town settlement and free afternoon for rest or to walk on your own to the nearby villages. Overnight Hotel Meri Phuensum Resort or Zangdopelri.

tiger nest, paro bhutanDay 05 | Drive to Paro. (B)
After leisurely breakfast, drive down the valley to the town of Wangdiphodrang. Here again there is a very large fortress (Dzong) built in the shape of a sleeping bull. After sightseeing in Wangdiphodrang, we retrace our drive back to west across Dochula Pass, providing one more opportunity to view the peaks of the eastern Himalayas. At the pass, there is a small restaurant, where we can sip tea and enjoy the views. Descend from the pass in time for a late lunch at the restaurant in Thimphu and proceed to Paro. En-route to Paro, we will stop to visit farm houses and may be even a nunnery. Upon arrival in Paro, check into your hotel.
Dinner and overnight in Hotel Olathang or similar.

Day 06 | Paro Valley tours (B)
Today you will be provided an option to hike to Taktsang Monastery or to stay in the valley. Those who choose not to hike will be transferred to the festival grounds to spend the morning.Taktsang hike: Drive about nine miles north of Paro town to the trailhead where we start our 1½-hour hike to a tea house, from where you can enjoy a great view of Taktsang Monastery (its name means "tiger's nest"), perched on a cliff 2,700' above the floor of the Paro Valley. The hike is a steep and the trail passes through the villages and pine forest. After a break with tea and cookies at the tea house, you have the option to sit outside the building and admire the monastery and its beautiful surroundings or, if you feel energetic, to continue another thirty minutes or so to a closer viewpoint. After lunch at the Teahouse we descend to the valley floor and upon available time, visit the festival. In the evening, take a stroll around the town, shop for handicrafts and enjoy the farewell dinner at the local restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit National Museum, housed in the Ta Dzong, a former watchtower above Paro Dzong. The museum has wide varieties of collections; from fine arts, handcrafts, arms & armors, bamboo crafts, stuffed animals, display of stamps, bronze statues and also a fine chapel.

Day 07 | Paro-Delhi or Calcutta /Departure (B)
Transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok or Kathmandu or Delhi or next destination.

HOTELS

CITIES HOTELS HOTEL CATEGORY ROOM TYPE
PARO TENZINLING RESORT/SIMILAR 3 STAR HOTEL STANDARD
THIMPHU HOTEL JUMOLHARI/SIMILAR 3 STAR HOTEL STANDARD
PUNAKHA/WANGDUE HOTEL LOBESA/SIMILAR 3 STAR HOTEL STANDARD
GANGTEY HOTEL DEWACHEN/SIMILAR 3 STAR HOTEL STANDARD
TRONGSA YANGKHIL RESORT/SIMILAR 3 STAR HOTEL STANDARD
PHUENTSHOLING HOTEL ORCHID/SIMILAR 3 STAR HOTEL STANDARD


COST / RATES & CONDITIONS

NETT PRICE: INR 5000 per person per night (Based on Double/ Twin/triple share) - single room supplement will be extra
GROUP SIZE: 2 and more pax private tours


Price Includes:

  • Accommodation under twin sharing and one single room with breakfast
  • Experienced English Speaking Tour Guide licensed by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
  • Private transport within Bhutan (Toyota coach / Tucson / Santafe / Land cruiser / Prado) as per itinerary.
  • Bottled water during the tour.
  • Permit Fees
  • local guides Personal Care and Attention 

Service not included in the above mentioned Costs:

  • Bagdogra to Bhutan transportation INR 4500 per car
  • Air ticket(flight fare)
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Museum Fees
  • Bank fee
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Gratuities, bar bills, telephone bills, personal expenses, and laundry.

ADDITIONAL AIRFARES

ROUTES AIRLINES

INR/ per person
Paro to Delhi or Calcutta DRUK AIR 25000 per person one way
Please Note :
- The quoted fare is in economy class fare
- All airfares are subject to change by the airlines during the time of purchase


GENERAL REMARKS:

- The cost of air tickets is subject to change without prior notice by the airlines.
- Extra supplement will be charged if the rooms are to be upgraded.
  • The complete tour payment must be made no later than one month prior to your trip in INR as per the wire payment instructions. This is to ensure that we secure visas, hotel reservations, transportation and guides.
  • The complete flight payment must be made before the expiry date of the flight reservation done on behalf of you. You have the flexibility to send either both the payment together or the trip payment later.

Our Tour Cancellation Policy:

Please note that the cancellation of your tour is subject to the following cancellation charges.

  Within 45 days of the start of the tour programme – Free
a) Within 35 days - 20% of the rate
b) Within 30 days - 25% of the rate
c) Within 25 days - 40% of the rate
d) Less than 10 days or cancellation without notice - 60% of the rate
e) After arrival in Bhutan - 100%

Some useful Bhutanese phrases during tours
Hello :              Ku-zu-zam-po-la (meaning good health)
Thank You :     Ka din chey la
See you :          Lok jey gay
Good bye :       Lus la “or” Laso la

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Latest Review

Dear Rajan,
Many thanks for organizing such a wonderful tour for us. This will remain our unforgettable trip! We felt so lucky that we were able to visit your beautiful country during the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Bhutan and Japan.

We spent one night in Thimphu, two nights in Phunakha, and two nights in Paro. Phunaka's Lobesa hotel became one of the most impressive splendid hotels we have ever stayed! Its view from the window was just gorgeous and took our breath away.

Nawang was a knowledgeable, kind and caring guide and we learned a lot about your beautiful country from him. Ugay was a safe driver and we felt so comfortable in the lovely Nissan four wheels.

The tour was both very informative and fun. In addition, Nawang accommodated many of our requests and re-arranged the original schedule to our satisfaction. Going to the weekend market in Thimphu became one of the highlights of this tour for us !

We'd like to visit Bhutan again in the future and we will definitely ask you again to organize tour for us.

Finally, we would like to thank Rajan for being such a friendly coordinator. Your responses were always so prompt!!

Yours sincerely,
Nory and Mayuri from Tokyo, Japan
Email: mayurih@hotmail.com

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