Bhutan – The Paradise On Wheels
TOUR ID : NMT-03
Day 1 : Pickup from NJP /Bagdogra-IXB /Hasimara-HSA /Alipurduar-NOQ to Jaigaon/Phuentsholing
Warm welcome on the time of arrival by NAMAH Tours representative who will assist you to board the SUV or car to transfer you to Phuentsholling via Jaigaon. The border between India and Bhutan. Complete the Immigration formalities and transfer to Thimphu. . Overnight stay will be at Thimpu.
Day 2 : Thimphu - punakha – thimphu (2 h 54 min drive (85.7 km)
After refreshing breakfast check-in to the hotel and Visit Punakha via The Dochula Pass. The first stop on the roster would be Dochula view point. The Dochula pass is 45 mins from Thimphu and perched at 3100 m offering a glimpse of the Himalayan range. The mighty mountains stand tall and makes for an incredible sight. As you come closer to the Punakha valley, halt on your way at Chimi Lhakhang or the Fertility Temple. This sacred temple was made in honour of Lama Drukpa Kunley. You would take pleasant walk of about 20-minutes, and cross an archery ground to reach the temple. You would also visit the Punakha Dzong. It stands majestically on an island between the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers and is one of the most photogenic out of all Bhutan's ancient fortresses. And transfer back to Thimphu and rest of the day at leisure.
Day 3 : Thimphu Sighteeeing
After refreshing breakfast proceeds to Thimphu local sightseeing which will follow the Takin Reserve (Takin - National animal of Bhutan) & Mini Zoo, BBS Tower – Provides a vantage point view of the Thimpu Valley. Kuensel Phodrang – World’s Largest Sitting Buddha Statue, Trashichhodzong, Handicrafts Emporium, National Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Places of interests are Sangaygang View Point, Changangkha Monastery, Taking Preserve Centre, The talking national animal of Bhutan can be seen here Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Overnight stay at Thimphu.
Day 4 : Thimphu To Paro (1 Hr 55 Mins - 65.2 Km)
After refreshing breakfast transfer to Paro. On the way visit the Tamchog Lhakhang – It is situated between Thimphu and Paro and it was built in the 13th century by Thangthong Gyalpo. He is also known as the Iron bridge builder. Situated on a hill top, we have to cross an ancient style bridge to reach the temple. On arrival in Paro, check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong - Meaning "fortress of the heap of jewels". The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Overnight stay at Paro
Day 5 : Paro Local Sighteseeing
After refreshing breakfast visit Drukgyel Dzong. Also visit the prayerful Taktsang Monastery - called “Tiger's Nest” (2 hrs hike from the base camp) & Kitchu Monastery. Overnight stay at Paro.
Day 6 : Paro To Phuentsholing
After refreshing breakfast we will forward the guest for their onward journey to NJP / Bagdogra Airport- IXB via Coronation Bridge. As you go home let the everlasting memory of the greenery and this beautiful serene place linger in your mind and prompt you now and again to revisit this places.
Incluions & Exclusion
- Accommodation is on twin sharing basis
- Meals : breakfast at all places
- Transfers from one place to another
- Sightseeing in private cars
- Vehicle will be provided based on the itinerary
- All current taxes such as hotel taxes and transportation taxes
- Entrance fees at the monuments/ temples
- Meals not mentioned in inclusions
- Personal Expenses / Purchase of things
- Any kind of insurance
- Any increase in the govt. taxes and state taxes
- Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
DOS & DON’T WHILE IN BHUTAN
- Taking pictures inside the alters of the dzongs (fortress), temples and monasteries is strictly prohibited.
- Take off your hats in front of the dzongs, temples and national flags.
- Visitors should be properly dressed with long sleeves shirts and pants to visit dzongs, temples, monasteries, schools and any government institutions.
- Always walk clockwise well crossing the dzongs, temples, monasteries, prayer flags or religious artifacts.
- Get permission before you take the pictures of the people and religious items.
- Do not give sweets, money, pencils, pens etc, to the children.
- Although Bhutan is safe, we advise you to keep your valuable items like wallets, cameras, passport etc in safe place.
- Be careful with street dogs and domestic dogs, do not tease or play with them as they are not friendly in Bhutan. Sometime dogs are nuisance at night too.
- Please do not forget to check your arrival/departure dates, time, sector and email one day prior to your arrival in Bhutan.
- Guest are requested to keep an eye on the weather conditions of Bhutan before arrival of tours. So as to bring proper clothings as required for the tour.
- Public displays of affection between men and women, men and men and women and women are not common. Please refrain from doing this in public places.
- Smoking in public places is not allowed in Bhutan.
- Buying of antiques from Bhutan is strictly monitored by the custom at the check points. Please always buy goods with cash memo or original bills/invoices.