Majestic Bhutan with Thimphu, Paro, Punakha Valley captures the best and most comprehensive set of destination and experiences that Bhutan has to offer including Thimphu (Capital city and a heritage getaway), Paro (Riverside destination), Punakha (Rural countryside) and Valley (Remote mountains, villages, monasteries and countryside).
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At New Jalpaiguri Railway Station/bagdogra Airport To Pheuntsholing
Meet and Greet on arrival at NJP / IXB & transfer to Pheuntsholing – The Gateway of Bhutan by Road from India, Pheuntsholing (also sometimes spelled Phuntsholing) is the second largest town in Bhutan (population around 40,000) and is located on the Indian border, next to the town of Jaigaon. Evening free. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Phuentsholing To Thimphu
After Permit, transfer to Thimphu. Check in at the hotel. Overnight in Thimphu.
Travel from Phuntsholing to Thimphu
Day 3: Thimphu Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast visit Takin Zoo, BBS Tower, Chang Gangkha Monastery, Buddha Point, Changlimthang Stadium & Archery ground. Afternoon visit Tashichho dzong (Outside view), National Memorial Chorten, Government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts shops. Overnight stay at Thimphu.
The Memorial Chorten of Thimphu was conceived by Dungse Rinpoche (1904-1987), according to the Nyingmapa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism . It was erected in 1974 in memory ...
Doeboom Lam Thimphu, Bhutan
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Day 4: Thimphu To Punakha /wangdue Via Dochula Pass
After permit (Permit is not issued on Saturdays, Sundays & Govt holidays) drive (70 kms / 2.30 hrs) to Punakha/Wangdue, with a stop en route for tea at Dochu La Pass (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. En route you can visit Mehsina Village & Chime Lhakhang. Visit Punakha Dzong & Sangchen Dorji Lhendrup Nunnery in Punakha. Overnight in Punakha/Wangdue.
The Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong, is the administrative centre of Punakha District in Punakha, Bhutan. Constructed by Ngawang Namgyal, 1st ...
Punakha, Punakha, Bhutan
Travel from Thimphu to Punakha
Day 5: Excursion To Phobjikha Valley
After breakfast excursion to Gangtey & Phobjikha- [alt. 3000m] : The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. The surprise of finding such a wide, flat valley without any trees after the hard climb through dense forests is augmented by an impression of vast space. On the valley floor lays the village of Phobjikha which is famous for Black Necked Cranes. The cranes migrate here from Central Asiatic plateau to escape its harsh winters. Return to Punakha/Wangdue. Overnight stay at Punakha/Wangdue.
Gangtey Gompa / Phobjikha (9,845ft) In the mountains east of Wangduephodrang lies the beautiful Phobjikha valley, on the slopes of which is situated the great monastery of ...
Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan
Day 6: Punakha To Paro
Morning transfer (160 kms / 4 hrs) to Paro. Check in at the hotel. Overnight in Paro.
Travel from Punakha to Paro
Day 7: Excursion To Haa Valley Via Chelela Pass
Early morning drive to Haa via Chele-la pass. After driving through blue pine & rhododendron forest for 45 km, reach Chele-la pass (4200 meters). From this point one can have a superb views of Mount-Chomolhari & Jichu Drakey. This is a very good place to walk around for few minutes enjoying the view. Drive on to Haa, descending all the way for another 22 km (Approx 01 hr drive), finally reaching Haa. Explore the sightseeing at Haa. Later in the afternoon drive to Paro same way back. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
A 2-hour drive from Paro takes you to one of the highest vantage points, Chele La Pass. In winters, you will encounter frozen rivers, waterfalls, alpine flowers and snow on ...
Day 8: Paro To Dooars Via Phuentsholing
After check out drive to Dooars in India (190kms / 06 – 07 hrs). It’s a famous Wild Life Sanctuary for one horned rhino and Indian elephant. Overnight stay at hotel/Resort.
Travel from Paro to Dooars
Fly to Bagdogra, taxi
Mini Bus, bus, taxi
Day 9: Departure From Dooars
In the morning you can enjoy Jeep safari (Optional - Own Cost) inside the grassland of Dooars to watch the great Indian Rhino in their natural habitat. Later drive to Bagdogra/NJP Station (2 hrs) to your onward journey.