Day – 01 – Arrival and Transfer to Phuentsholling – Our representative will be there to receive the Guest at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – He will be assisting to reach Phuentsholling/Jaigaon-Phuentsholling is 170 kilometres and 6 hours drive from Siliguri-Phuentsholling is in India and Bhutan border-The Indian side is called Jaigaon and the Bhutanese side is called Phuentsholling-Foreigners need to have Bhutan Visa clearance documents if they want to visit the rest of Bhutan -They should carry passport size photos and passport along with visa clearance documents-Foreigners without proper documents won t be allowed in Bhutan-Indian Nationals don’t require visa or passport to visit rest of Bhutan but any identity document like election commission I.D card is required-Permit is not required for visiting Phuentsholling only but other parts of Bhutan-Check into the hotel- In the evening one can go about in auto rickshaw exploring the place -Overnight stay in Phuentsholling
Day – 02 – Transfer to Thimpu after Permit formalities – Morning breakfast-Passing through the beautiful landscape we proceed to Thimphu(2320 metres/7656 feet)-Thimphu is 172 kilometres and 7 hours drive from Phuentsholling-Thimphu ,the capital of Bhutan is beautiful valley with a mixture of modern facilities and culture-Thimphu Valley has cradled its culture and tradition in a sustainable manner since 1216-The valley is surrounded by hills and provides outstanding view-Adventure sports like hiking,trekking,river rafting and wildlife excursion is available here-One can get to see colorful festivals and dance celebrated in the dzongs of Thimphu on a festival days-Don’t forget to taste the butter tea-Check into Hotel-Overnight stay in a hotel in Thimphu.
Day – 03 – Thimpu sightseeing – Early morning breakfast – Drive and visit the Memorial Chorten (Stupa) built in memory of the third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who was called the Father of modern Bhutan – Next the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved, Wood Craft and Painting School – The handicrafts Emporium which has beautiful and creative collection of textile arts, and indigenous fibres-Future plans of becoming a center of textile learning – Trashichhoedzong is also called fortress of the glorious religion-The dzong houses main secretariat building and is the throne of His Majesty, King Of Bhutan-During the summer months His Holiness,Je Khenpo visits the dzong.-The car will be at your disposal – Other places to visit are National Zoo, National Institute of Traditional medicine, Traditional Paper Factory(made from Daphne Plant)-Please note it is not possible to cover all the sites mentioned above in a single day-Back to Hotel-In the evening local markets like handicraft shops, weekend market(Saturdays and Sundays),Craft Bazaar(Tuesday and Wednesday) can be visited-Overnight stay in Thimphu
Day – 04 – Thimphu – Wangduephodrang – Punakha Transfer via Dochu La Pass – Early morning breakfast – After breakfast, drive to Wangduephodrang, with a stop en route for tea break at Dochu La (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get a spectacular view of the Himalayas – After lunch, will continue drive to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan and visit Punakha Dzong, which is noteworthy both for being one of the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan and also for having been built by the first Shabdrung in 1637 –Damaged four times by fire and an earthquake, it has been fully restored by present King- Check into Hotel – Evening free to stroll around the region – Night stay at Punakha
Day – 05 – Punakha – Gangtey – Wangduephodrang Transfer – Early morning breakfast – After breakfast visit Gangtey – Passing through dense forests of oak trees and rhododendrons and arrive at Gangtey Village, where you will visit Gangtey Gompa, the only Nyingmapa Monastery in Western Bhutan – From Gangtey, you can enjoy the picturesque Black Mountain range as well as Phobjika Valley, the winter habitat of the black necked cranes – In the evening stroll through the town of Wangduephodrang and visit the shops – Night stay at hotel / resort in Wangduephodrang
Day – 06 – Transfer Wangduephodrang to Paro – Early morning breakfast – Morning, set out for Paro with a stop in Thimphu for lunch and a visit to the Folk Heritage Museum – In the afternoon, will continue drive to Paro and visit a traditional farmhouse – Check into hotel in Paro – Evening free to stroll around the area – night stay at hotel in Paro
Day – 07 – Paro Sightseeing – Early morning breakfast-Morning excursion to Taktsang Monastery, also called the Tiger’s Nest-Guru Rinpoche/Padmasambhava is believed to have meditated here for three years, three months and three days in 8th Century-The monastery clings to a cliff which is 800 metres above the ground-Walk of 2 hours-Back to hotel for Lunch-After Lunch visit to Drukgyel Dzongs, was a fortress built to commemorate victory over the invading Tibetan forces-Destroyed by fire in 1950-KyichuLhakhang is one of those 108 monasteries constructed miraculously by King Songten Gampo in one night,-Other places to visit are Jangsarbu Lhakhang,Druk Choeding,Dungtse Lhakhang-Adventure sports like trekking, hiking and bird watching is also available in Paro-Please note it is not possible to cover all the places mentioned in a single day-In the evening free to visit local markets-Overnight stay in Paro
Day – 08 – Departure – Transfer from Paro to Phuentsholling – Early morning breakfast – Transfer from Paro to Jaigaon / Phuentsholling – A drive of nearly 180 kilometers, a drive of approximately 6 ½ – 7 hours – After breakfast transfer to Phuentsholing – On the way take a short stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Paro and Thimphu rivers with three different style of stupas adorn this confluence – Drive further through Chapcha and later take glimpse of famous Chukha Dam and the magnificent Vince waterfall before Gedu town – Arrive Phuenthsoling by evening and check into the hotel – Evening free to stroll around the area – Night stay at hotel in Phuentsholing.
Day – 09 – Departure and Transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – Morning breakfast – After breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – Nearly 170 kilometers 6 hours drive – Forwarding Journey !!