Phuntsoling, Thimpu, Punakha & Paro tour

  • Duration 07 Days
  • Starting Price $200+ per person
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Code: Tigers Nest Hike
  • Starting Price: $200+
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Activities Cultural Tours, Festival Tours, Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Max Elevation: 2800 Meters
  • Total Duration: 07 days
  • Best Time: all year
  • Group Size: 1+ People

Bhutan Overland Tours (phuntsoling thimpu punakha paro tour) in 2018 (Drive in / Flight out) or fly in fly out both way

Phuntsoling thimpu punakha paro 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

This package is for Indian nationals only. Indian gets discount in Bhutan tour cost when buy a package. From India can attend any festival in Bhutan. Can combine Everest base camp trekking before or after Bhutan tour.

Outline Itinerary

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

Detail Itinerary

Day 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 bhutan
Day 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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Amazing Bhutan Experience

Dear Rajan,
I can't thank you enough for all your help to make my trip to Bhutan an amazing experience. You always responded to my (many) questions so quickly that it almost seemed that you really weren't half a world away. You were wonderful through all the changes that I and other sources through at you; through it all you planned the perfect itinerary. The guides were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and courteous; I feel I have made new friends with each and every one of them. The accommodations were outstanding everywhere and you were able to get me into all the special events I want to attend, with your guidance it really was the trip of a lifetime!
As the COO of a major travel company I will make sure my agents and clients know to contact you for the perfect Himalayan journey.
Again, many, many thanx for everything!

Daniel Hanes
COO
Morrison International, A Travel Corporation
San Mateo, CA 94401, 32 East Third Avenue
E-Mail:- danielh@morrisontravel.com
Phone: - (+1) 650-274-6112


Bhutan’s Best Tour

Dear Rajan;
Thank you for the most amazing trip to Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, your itinerary was a very good one, well planned and had all the needed components: from spiritual, to culture, to accommodations and many others.
Beyond all that your friendly and cooperative attitude made our trip an unforgettable one. Please pass our regards and thanks to all three companies in Tibet Nepal and Bhutan.
Special thanks to yourself, and to Yontan in Bhutan and Lapka in Tibet. Hope we could meet in the near future again.

Anyone who wants to ask me more about this trip feel free to contact me
E-mail - saulakry@aol.com | Shaul & Orly, Los Angeles


Excellent Trip

Dear Rajan,
My wife, son and I want to thank you for providing us with an excellent trip to Bhutan . Your company was very organized with all of the necessary plane and hotel reservations made well in advance of our trip. Your company arranged all the necessary Visas and the guides in each country were knowledgeable and helpful. My wife appreciated the Bhutanese guide's assistance in walking her safely down the steep hill from the Tiger's Nest monastery Thanks again.
Sincerely,

Richard, Jacqueline and Scott Swanberg
Los Angeles, Ca, USA
cell 818 497-8692
E-mail- rjsswan@sbcglobal.net


Bhutan – land of happiness

From USA,
In February and March 2015, my wife and I were able to visit Bhutan. Our best tour trip was arranged with the assistance of Rajan and his company. We were extremely pleased with the accommodations, tours, guides and drivers which served us during this three-week holiday; and can highly recommend this company and its owner to anyone who is considering traveling in these beautiful countries.
We also visited Nepal and Myanmar. Thanks again for everything.
Sincerely,
Chip & Madeline Thomas
Mercer Island, Washington

best tour
Chip & Madeline Thomas,
USA

We will certainly be recommending the “Bhutan experience”

Our time in Bhutan was particularly enjoyable, perhaps partly by contrast with Delhi and Kathmandu. If all of the guides and drivers you employ in your company are of the same quality as Ngawang and Bhim then you must receive many critiques praising their performance. Bhim's skills as a driver were manifest any number of times from congested traffic in Thimpu to the rugged road between Thimpu and Punakha. He also has good English and a sense of humor. We felt very secure in his car.

Ngawang is a perfect blend of calm (perhaps even serene) and knowledge. He patiently explained and reexplained some very difficult (for us) aspects of life in Bhutan and Buddhism. He was flexible (we wanted to skip the Paro Dzong) as you said he would be. Highlights of our time in Bhutan had to be our hike to the Taktshang Monastery and the meal we had on the last evening with the rice farming family.  I don't know if it was coincidental, but we had commented earlier that we were tiring of continental cuisine for seemingly every lunch and dinner. This entirely Bhutanese meal was a perfect way to end our visit.

All hotels were excellent. We especially enjoyed the view from the veranda of our hotel in Punakha.
In short, not much to complain about. We will certainly be recommending the "Bhutan experience" and your company to our friends.
Good luck and all the best.

Jim Reese,
Atlanta, United States

Exciting and an adventurous trip

Hello Deepak
We have come back last Sunday from and exciting and an adventurous trip to your country. It was exciting climbing and trekking those mountains .We stayed at some decent hotels, however the food was average. The guide and the driver you provided were excellent. Nawang was a font of knowledge , both local and international, the driver Jeevan was very good and careful, and he made the journey very comfortable.We enjoyed all the sights we visited and every day we looked forward to a ne destination. The downside to the trip was the condition of the roads, I understand that the Government has undertaken the road widening project from Thimphu to Bumthang . We found it extremely tiring because of the many bad road conditions on the way.Bhutan is unspoilt and we would visit again.The whole experience was well worth the visit.

John Pereira ,
USA

Our unforgettable trip!

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!!

Nory and Mayuri,
Tokyo, Japan

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