Overview Bhutan Tour Package
Destination : Bhutan – Thimphu (2N) | Paro (2N)
Duration : 4 Nights / 5 Days
Pickup and Drop : Hasimara Rail Station / Paro Airport
Hotel Options : 2,3,4 and 5 Star options available
3 Star stay for 4 Night : Rs.16,500/- (Twin Sharing)
*Rates will differ according to accomandation Selected.
For booking write to firstname.lastname@example.org or Call +91 702 1005 183
Details of the Package
Day 1 : Pick up from Hasimara Station, transfer to Thimphu via Phuentsholing
On arrival at Hasimara Railway Station you will be greeted by our official and transferred to Phuentsholing (298 Mts /977 Fts), a small town at the Indo-Bhutan border. Have your lunch in an Indian Hotel. Post lunch Immigration formalities will be done and you will be transfer to Thimphu. (178 kms / 06 hrs) which lies at an elevation of 2300m.
Thimphu lies in a beautiful valley, sprawling up a hillside on the west bank of the Thimphu Chhu River and has a total area of about 1,809 sq. kms. Evening at your own leisure. Visitors can enjoy relaxing walk in the valley at evening. Be sure to sink your teeth into momo kopi, steam dumplings filled with finely chopped cabbage, onions, cheese and butter. Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu.
Day 2 : Ex Thimphu
After breakfast go for morning sightseeing – 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 visit the Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Buddha Park, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare “Takin” national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market. Overnight at Thimphu.
Day 3 : Transfer to Paro
After breakfast transfer to Paro (approx 4hrs drive) covering some on way sightseeing. Every turn on the way comes with surprise and scenic view of the mountain and nature. Visit the historic ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong, built in 1647.
Check in at resort. Paro’s main street features shops on both sides, all crammed with brasswares, silk and cotton scarves, incense sticks, silver filigree jewellery, gho (Bhutanese National Dress for Men) which can be matched with elaborately embroidered boots, kira (wrap-around sarong worn for Bhutanese women) and prayer flags that one could string across any open space to seek blessings for loved ones and friends. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Paro.
Day 4 : Ex Paro
After breakfast drive 12kms north of Paro to visit Taktshang or “Tiger’s Nest” is one of the most famous places to visit in Bhutan and one of the holiest sites in Bhutan. It is perched on a steep granite cliff at 2950 metres overlooking northern paro valley.
The place is especially venerated because of its association with Guru Rimpoche and is believed that more merit is gained if we meditate even for a minute in Tasktshang than many months in other places. The main temple was built in 1692 and the temple was badly damaged by fire several times with the most recent one being in 1998. It will take about 2-3hr to hike to the monastery. (One way). Evening at your own leisure. Overnight in Paro.
Day 5 : Drop to Hasimara
After breakfast transfer to Hasimara Railway Station via Phuentsholing (7HRS drive) and the services end with Sweet Memories.
Bhutan Package Tour Inclusions
- 4 Nights accommodation in above mention property / similar
- All transfer by Luxury 4 seater car / more than 5 heads free updation to SUVMeal Plan – CPAI (Breakfast as a complimentary)
- Meal Plan – CPAI (Breakfast as a complimentary)Sightseeing as per itinerary
- Sightseeing as per itineraryImmigration charges
- Immigration charges1 Full day Thimphu local sightseeing
- 1 Full day Thimphu local sightseeingBuddha point
- Buddha pointHoly Hike to World famous – Tiger Nest Monastery
- Holy Hike to World famous – Tiger Nest MonasteryHalf day Paro city tour
- Half day Paro city tourEnglish / Hindi speaking driver cum guide
- English / Hindi speaking driver cum guideAll transfer will be on point to point basis
- All transfer will be on point to point basis
Bhutan Package Exclusions
- Expenses of personal natureEntrée Fees
- Entrée Fees
- Ac / Heater
- Professional tour guide
- Any other items not mentioned in ‘Cost Includes’
Do’s in Bhutan
- Although Bhutan welcomes foreigners these days especially for those on their last minute all inclusive holidays, the country is extremely conscious regarding its culture.
- The greeting in the Bhutanese language Dzonkha for “Hello” is “Kuzu Zangpo la”, and say “Tashi Delek” for “good bye” or “good luck”.
- All the citizens, except India and Bangladesh, need VISA to enter into Bhutan.
- VISA should be applied minimum 30 days before you plan to visit Bhutan.
- One needs Route Permits to travel in Bhutan and this is provided by the Immigration office at Thimpu.
- Either carry Nu(Bhutan’s currency) or INR (Indian Rupees).Both are accepted in Bhutan, though 500 and 1000 Indian rupee notes might not be as easily accepted.
- Use right hand while giving or receiving something. Pass the holy sites keeping them on your right side.
- US dollars are pretty widely accepted in Bhutan, but you are still advised to exchange some of your currency to Bhutan’s currency i.e ngultrum (Nu) or Indian Rupee for buying small items and for the really remote places. There are not many ATM machines nearby except major cities like Thimpu, where also international ATM/credit cards might or might not work.
- Do bring MasterCard – NOT Visa or other credit cards. Banks, ATM’s will NOT give cash on a Visa credit card in Thimpu or Paro and other areas as well and only a few merchants will take credit cards.
Don’t in Bhutan
- Tobacco is absolutely prohibited in Bhutan. The tourists might use it, but extra care should be taken. Selling or giving tobacco to the locals is also a crime.
- Make sure you take off your footwear before you enter into any religious place.
- You are advised to dress discretely and modestly in Bhutan. If you’re visiting any Bhutanese temple(Tsechu), they’d admire you if you wear their national dress gho and kira. Also make some donation to Tsechu.
- Foreign nationals are not permitted to carry Indian rupees across the border to and from India.
- Buying and selling of antiques is strictly forbidden in Bhutan. In general, please observe the local traditions and customs, it is a place with many of those. Refer to the DO’s and DONT’s of your planned destinations for more specific information.
- Don’t jump to give toys or treats to children in exchange for photo offers. Locals are careful not to breed a generation of children who beg tourists, as happens – but adults likely will not object out loud out of politeness.
Documents required to enter in Bhutan
- At Bhutan immigration : Voter Identity Card | Passport | Passport Size Colour Photograph (2 NOS).
- In case of not holding the above document, you need to approach to the office of Consulate General of India, India Embassy for getting permission for entry into Bhutan. The following documents are required at the office of Consulate General of India, India Embassy for identification of Indian Citizenship.
- Driving License | Pan card | Ration card | School / college Identity Card with Photo for those who are less than 18 Years | Marriage Certificate | Bank passbook with photo attested.
Permit for Bhutan
- Indian nationals do not require any visa for Bhutan. A permit will be issued at the entry point on production of a Passport or Voter ID and 04 Passport size photographs. We can also arrange the permit ahead of travel provided all documents are submitted 15 days prior travel to our registered office.
- Restricted Area Permit for Punakha / Wangdue: Restricted Area Permit is required to visit Punakha / Wangdue from Home Ministry of Bhutan. Please bring 02 passport size photographs and Voter ID card or Passport of each person including child. This special permit is given only after guest has entered Thimphu. Permit are not issued on Saturday and Sunday and Govt Holidays.
- Above rates are for Indian National and Bangladesh National only
- For Bangladesh National double entry visa is Mandatory
- The rates quoted in the packages are on per person basis till 31st December 2015 (High seasons surcharge will be applicable during the Festivals & Peak season)
- The above mentioned hotels will be confirmed as per the room availability. Otherwise similar category hotel will be provided.
- Bhutan is a smoke free country, Smoking and tobacco is strictly prohibited in Bhutan.
- The booking will be confirmed only after we receive 25% of the tour cost as advance.
- Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary will be charged extra.
- Children below the age of 18 can carry school/college Id card for the Permit.
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