Offbeat Bhutan Trip

1N Phuntsholing , 2N Thimphu , 2N Wangdu and 2N Paro

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What's Included

Car Details
Road transport from Phuntsholing - Non AC Vehicle
Hotel Details
Hotel options available in the package
Destination Nights Hotel and Room Meals
Phuntsholing 1 night(s)
Lhaki Hotel
Standard Room
Room only
Thimphu 2 night(s)
Hotel Migmar
Standard Room
Room only
Wangdu 2 night(s)
Kichu Resort Wangduephodrang
Standard Room
Room only
Paro 2 night(s)
Kichu Resort Paro
Standard Room
Room only
Sightseeing and Transfers
Other inclusions available in the package
Phuntsholing
  • Transfer & sightseeing as per the itinerary by NON AC Toyota Car / Van / Bus. (NOT AT DISPOSAL)
  • Services of an Escort cum Guide as per the itinerary for Bhutan Portion only.

Day Wise Itinerary

Splendid nature, marvelous monuments and majestic temples; Bhutan, is one of the upcoming Offbeat destination in South Asia. It is an unique blend of old and new world that captures your imagination and fascinates you.

Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1

Day 1: Arrival At Phuntsholing

You’ll be met by our representatives upon arrival at Phuntsholing (298Mts / 977Fts), a small town at the Indo-Bhutan border. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2

Day 2: Phuntsholing – Thimphu

After breakfast we’ll drive to Thimphu (178 KMS / 06 HRS, 2134Mts /7000Fts), the modern capital of Bhutan which lies at an elevation of 2300m in a valley traversed by the Wang Chu (river). Thimphu is a fitting and lively place and a home to civil servants, expatriates and the monk body. Thimphu has maintained a strong national character in its architectural style. Overnight at Hotel.

Travel from Phuntsholing to Thimphu

Drive

2hrs 16min

Bus

5hrs 0min

Day 3

Day 3: Thimphu

After breakfast we’ll head for morning sightseeing where we’ll visit the Indigenous hospital where traditional old art of healing is still practiced, Art & Craft school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers. Afternoon we’ll visit the Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare “Takin” which is the national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with a good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and stroll around the market. Overnight at Hotel.

Things to see and do

The National Institute of Traditional Medicine

The National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Serzhong Lam an excellent place to have any chronic ailments diagnosed and treated using herbal compounds. Ensure to keep the ...

Thimphu, Bhutan
Phone: +975 2 324 647

Zorig Chusum School of Traditional Arts

Zorig Chusum School of Traditional Arts, near National Library. Zorig Chusum was established in 1971 to preserve the thirteen traditional arts of Bhutan, and visitors are able...

Street Pedzoe Lam , Thimphu

The National Library

The National Library, Pedzoe Lam. Tel:+975 2 322-885 - houses a rare collection of Buddhist texts on the second floor, and there is a small selection of English books on ...

PO Box 185, Pedzoe Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
Phone: +975 2 324 314

Handicrafts Emporium

Handicrafts Emporium, top end of Norzin Lam (right side). A government run craft shop with a wide range of goods. Set prices. Specialized selection of books on Buddhism and ...

Thimphu, Bhutan

The National Memorial Chorten

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
Phone: Not available

Day 4

Day 4: Thimphu – Wangdi

After breakfast well drive for 3 HRS to Wangduephodrang via Punakha crossing the Dochu la pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of Lobesa. Visit Punakha Dzong, built at the confluence of the Po and Mo Chu Rivers in the 17th Century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Further proceed 20 minutes to Wangduephodrang (17 KMS / 20 mins, 1350Mts/4430Fts) and view the Dzong from outside and stroll around the market area. Overnight at Hotel.

Things to see and do

Dochula pass

Dochula Pass is located about 30 km away from the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu. The 108 chortens were built by Queen Mother to honor the Bhutanese soldiers who were killed when ...

Dochula, Bhutan , Thimphu

Travel from Thimphu to Wangdu

Drive

1hrs 7min

Day 5

Day 5: Wangdi – Gangtey – Wangdi

After breakfast go for day excursion to the Gangtey Gompa valley at an altitude of 2800 meters. The only Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan is located here. This beautiful valley is also home to the rare Black Necked Cranes migrating from the Tibetan plateau to escape the harsh winter. Currently there are 200 to 300 cranes residing in this valley and the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) is taking every measure to ensure the safety of the Cranes. While the cranes reside in the winter valley for 4/5 months the village folks are not allowed to make loud noises or fish in the river that runs through the valley. Explore the fascinating glacier valley. Overnight at Hotel.

Things to see and do

Gangtey

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 , Thimphu

Day 6

Day 6: Wamgdi – Punakha – Paro

After breakfast drive 5 HRS to Paro (135 KMS / 05 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts) via Lobesa and a short walk through farm houses and fields to Chimme Lhakhang. This monastery was built in the 15 century and dedicated to the famous Lam Drukpa Kunley or divine mad man. He is one of the most famous saints in Bhutan and his temple is visited mostly by childless couples. Lunch at Thimphu (optional) and drive to Paro visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university. Overnight at Hotel.

Things to see and do

Simtokha Dzong

Simtokha Dzong. Built in 1629 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, Simtokha was the first dzong to be built in a unified Bhutan. Currently, it houses the country's main Dzongkha ...

Semtokha, Bhutan , Thimphu
Phone: Not available

Travel from Wangdu to Paro

Drive

1hrs 40min

Day 7

Day 7: Paro

After breakfast go for Paro sightseeing – visit Drukyel Dzong, the historical fortress built in 1647 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel to commemorate his victory over Tibetan invaders. Also visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) Opening Hours – Tuesday to Saturday – 0900HRS TO 1600HRS & Closed On Sunday, Monday & National Holidays, which was built in 1651 as a watch tower. Since 1951 the Dzong has been re-established as the National museum and holds fascinating collections of art and religious Thankha paintings. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town. Overnight at Hotel.

Things to see and do

Drukgyel Dzong

Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro District, Bhutan. The dzong was probably built by Tenzin Drukdra in ...

Paro, Bhutan

National Museum of Bhutan

National Museum of Bhutan is a cultural museum in the town of Paro in western Bhutan. Established in 1968, in the renovated ancient Ta-dzong building, above Rinpung Dzong ...

P.O. Box No. 1227, Paro, Bhutan
Phone: + 975 8 271511

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Rinpung Dzong

Rinpung Dzong is a large Drukpa Kagyu Buddhist monastery and fortress in Paro District in Bhutan. It houses the district Monastic Body and government administrative offices of...

Rinpung Dzong, Paro, Bhutan
Phone: +975 2 323 251

Day 8

Day 8: Paro To Ownward Jurney

After breakfast transfer to the airport for onward connections.

Hotels Included

Lhaki Hotel (4 star)

Pelkhil Lam , Phuentsholing, Phuntsholing

Hotel Migmar (4 star)

Olakha Lam, Thimphu

Kichu Resort Wangduephodrang (3 star)

Chuzomsa,Wangduephodrang, Bhutan, Wangdu

Kichu Resort Paro

Post Box Number : 1280 Lango, Paro Bhutan, Paro

Terms

  • The package once booked is refundable and cancellable.
  • Flight cancellation will be as per airline cancellation policy.
  • Hotel cancellation will be Free before 15 days of check-in.
  • Cancellations or changes made 48 hours before arrival are subject to 1 night room charge and tax penalty.
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Additional Information

  • Check-in at hotel starts from 14:00 hrs.
  • Check-out time is until 12:00 hrs.
  • Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.
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