Kingdom Of Happiness Via Rhino Colony
TOUR ID : NMT-05
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. Check into the hotel, evening will be free for leisure. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing.
Day 2 : Phuentsholing to Paro (4 h 17 min (160.0 km)
After refreshing breakfast and completing immigration formalities you will drive to Paro. This drive will take you along the Paro Chu river downstream to the convergence with the Wang Chu.
Day 3 : Paro sightseeing
After breakfast, excursion to Taktsang Monastery. This most famous of Bhutan's monasteries is spectacularly perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. Taktsang is a place of pilgrimage which Bhutanese try to visit at least once in a lifetime. It is said that in the 8th century Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress from eastern Bhutan to this place and meditated in a cave here for 3 months, hence its name, "Tiger's Nest". The site, which has long been recognized as a most sacred place, was visited by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646. The main structure was severely damaged by fire in 1998, but after many years of painstaking renovation work, the complex has now been fully restored to its former glory. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower, which now houses National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons & armour, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. Rinpung Dzong, meaning ("fortress of the heap of jewels") which has a long and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount. Sumeru and other cosmic Mandala. Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the country, built in the 7th century by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo. Over night stay in Paro.
Day 4 : Paro to Thimphu
After refreshing breakfast visit National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as Painting School) where students undertake a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts. Textile and Folk Heritage Museum: These museums, both of which opened in 2001, provide fascinating insights into Bhutanese material culture and way of life. National Memorial Chorten: The building of this landmark was envisaged by the 3rd king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, as a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it is both a memorial to the Late King ("the Father of modern Bhutan") and a monument to world peace. The paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Changangkha Lhakhang: This popular fortress-like temple perched on a ridge above central Thimphu regularly hums with pilgrim activity. It was established in the 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drukgom Shigpo, who came from Ralung in Tibet. You can take the excellent view from pilgrim path, with its lovely black and gold prayer wheels. Trashichhoe Dzong: This impressive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King. It is also the summer residence of Chief Abbot and central monk body. Places of interests are Handicrafts Emporium (beautiful hand-woven textiles and craft products), Lord Buddha Statue, the Buddha Dordenma (height of 169 feet), the kuenselphodrang nature park. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 5 : Thimphu sightseeing
After breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/ 10,130 ft) stopping briefly here to take in the view and a bunches colourful flags of prayers. During clear sky, a number of beautiful peaks can be seen from Dochu-la pass Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana - finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m. After visit to Punakha Dzong, Built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan's history. Overnight stay in Thimphu.
Day 6 : Thimphu to Phuentsholing
Thimphu to Phuentsholing and transfer to Lataguri (Gorumara National Park) about 2 h 15 min (105.5 km) via NH31. Gorumara National Park: is a National Park in northern West Bengal, India. Located in the Terai region of the Himalayan foothills, it is a medium-sized park with grasslands and forests. It is primarily known for its population of Indian Rhinoceros. The park has been declared as the best among the protected areas in India by the Ministry of Environment and Forests for the year 2009. Upon arrival proceed to the hotel for check-in. Overnight stay at Lataguri.Day excursion to Chelela Pass
Day 7 : Jeep Safari to Gorumara National Park And Local Sightseeing
Atfer refreshing breakfast, an excursion to Jhalong/ Bindu/ chapramari. Here you can enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of the scenic Bhutan Hills. It provides habitat for the wild animals. the Jungle Safari starts sharp at 4 pm, which will give you a exciting and thrill experience. As per the norms of the (GOI) the guest has to book the ticket (will be provided with a guide). places of interest are Jatraprasad Watch Tower etc. At eveing a fantabulous tribal dance and a campfire will be arranged in the resort. Overnight stay at Lataguri.
Day 8 : Lataguri to NJP / Bagdogra Airport- IXB
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.