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Bhutan – The Land Of Thunder Dragons


Bhutan is one of the most beautiful countries located within the Himalayas and is well known for its remarkably diverse climates and ecosystems. The land is also famous for the violent and large thunderstorms that rage through its valleys, giving the country the name of Bhutan the land of Thunder Dragons. Known locally by the name of the Durk, the thunder dragon is a mythological figure and national symbol of Bhutan. It is due to aspects like this that the country holds a mysterious appeal amongst the visitors from across the globe.


Despite being a somewhat difficult to access country, Bhutan has been considered as one of the most amazing holiday destinations in Southeast Asia. Its ancient mythological legends, its unparalleled natural beauty, its rich diversity of flora and fauna combined with the peaceful and friendly attitude of its people make vacationing in this country a truly awesome experience. Nestled deep within the Himalayas, the country re-introduces the visitors to the benefits of a simple and stress free lifestyle. Visitors to this country are often left mesmerized by the high levels of happiness that the local people enjoy despite their seemingly low standard of living.


Spending just a few days in Bhutan can help change the overall perspective of the visitors towards life. In fact, many people come here repeatedly just to experience the unique sense of natural calm and peace.


Highlights of the Tour

1. Thimphu: Capital of Bhutan

2. Dochu La: High Altitude Pass

3. Punakha: Punakha Dzong / Chhimi Lhakhang

4. Gangtey: One of the beautiful valley of Bhutan

5. Paro: Taktsang Monastery (Tigers Nest)

6. Chele La: Highest motor able road in Bhutan




Day-1 :: NJP to Pheuntsholing (171 Kms / 05 hrs)

Arrival at NJP Railway Stn OR Airport and proceed towards Pheuntsholing. Pheuntsholing is known as Getaway to Bhutan by road from India. It is a thriving commercial centre on the northern end of Indian Plains. On arrival check in Hotel. Overnight stay at Pheuntsholing.


Day-2 :: Pheuntsholing – Thimphu (176 Kms / 06 hrs)

After breakfast complete the immigration formalities and proceed towards Thimphu (7710 ft) The capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in Hotel. Evening visit Tashichho Dzong (fortress of the glorious religion). Overnight stay in Thimphu.


Day-3 :: Thimphu Sightseeing

After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) an ideal place for refreshing yourself. There is a huge plantation of Buddha on top of the Kuensel Phodrang , National Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Monument . Post lunch visit Sangaygang View Point, Chongangkha Monastery, Taking preserve centre (The talking national animal can be seen here). Overnight stay at Thimphu.


Day-4 :: Thimphu – Punakha / Wangdue (80 Kms / 03 Hrs)

After breakfast drive to Punakha / Wangdue on the way stop at Dochu La pass (3150 mts). Check in Hotel. Post lunch visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Zabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It served as a seat of the government for many years until the second king took the charge. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo & King Jigme dorji Wangchuck covened the first national assembly here in 1952. After take a short excursion trip to visit Chhimi Lakhang This temple is also known as Temple of Fertility was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley “The Devine Mad Man”. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Punakha / Wangdue.


Day-5 :: Excursion to Gangstey (78 Kms one way / 03 Hrs)

After breakfast start full day excursion trip to Gangtey (9840 ft). Gangtey is a home of black naked crane which migrates from the arid plains of Tibet in the north. It is a beautiful valley of Bhutan. Evening return back. Overnight stay at Punakha / Wangdue.


Day-6 :: Punakha / Wangdue / Paro (140 Kms / 05 Hrs)

After breakfast drive to Paro (7483 ft). On the way stop Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park- The park contains a rich biodiversity of Flora & Fauna and also features a huge species of plants & animals including endangered species. On arrival check in Hotel. Post lunch visit Ta Dzong – National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious Thangkha etc. Rinpung Dzong means “fortress of heap of the jewels”. The Dzong now serves as a administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Overnight stay at paro.


Day-7 :: Paro Sightseeing

After breakfast visit Drukgyel Dzong also visit famous Taktsang Monastery – Clled “Tiger’s Nest” (02 Hrs hike from the base camp) & Kitchu Monastery. Overnight stay at Paro.


Day-8 :: Paro – Chele La Pass – Paro (35 Kms one way / 02 Hrs)

After breakfast proceed towards Chele La pass (13,088 ft)- The highest motor able road in Bhutan. Enjoy the scenic beauty and mesmerizing landscapes from Chele La pass. Evening leisure time to explore Paro. Overnight at Paro.


Day-9 :: Paro – Pheuntsholing (200 Kms / 07 Hrs)

After breakfast check out from Hotel and proceed towards Pheuntsholing. On arrival at check in at Hotel. Overnight at Pheuntsholing.


Day-10 :: Pheuntsholing – NJP (170 Kms / 05 hrs)

After breakfast proceed towards NJP Railway Station / Airport.



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