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 – Sightseeing at Thimpu and Transfer to to Wangdi Phodrang – Early morning breakfast – Next drive 70 ,kilometers, a drive of nearly 3 -4 hours – After a hearty breakfast, embark on a half-day sightseeing tour of Thimphu and visit the Memorial Chorten, a stupa built in 1974 in the memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk – The paintings and images inside the monument provide a rare sight into Buddhist philosophy – Thereafter, visit Mothinthang zoo and viewpoint – In the afternoon, enjoy a picturesque drive to Wangdiphodrang, which is the last town on the highway before entering central Bhutan – Evening free to stroll around the area – Night stay at the hotel in Wangdiphodrang
Day – 05 – Wangdiphodrang – Gangtey Gompa Excursion – – Early morning breakfast – After breakfast start on a full-day excursion to Gangtey Gompa in the Phobjikha Valley – It is the only monastery in Bhutan is an important monastery of Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism and seat of Pema Lingpa tradition – The Phobjikha Valley is a large U-Shaped valley also called Gangteg Valley- The Phobjikha Valley is home to rare & endangered black – neck cranes, which migrate from the Tibetan plateau in winters to roost – Apart from endangered black – neck cranes one can find 13 other globally threatened species–Large spread of grass and dwarf bamboos make it a unique place to visit- Return to Wangdi Phodrang in the evening – Evening free to visit the local market – Night stay at the hotel in Wangdi Phodrang
Day – 06 – Wangdiphodrang to Paro Transfer – Early morning breakfast – Paro town is known for its scenic beauty, wooden villages and historical building it is one of the most beautiful towns of Bhutan –Paro is 65 kilometres and 2 hours drive from Wangi Phodrang– Check into hotel Check into Hotel-After Lunch drive for visit to Rinpung Dzong-Rinpung Dzong is a fortress monastery believed to be built by Guru Rinponche and then reconstructed by Ngawang Namgyal-It is an architectural wonder-It houses collection of masks and costumes-Ta Stay in Paro dzong, an ancient watchtower build at a hill above Rinpung Dzong is now a National Museum of Bhutan-Back to the hotel-Evening guest can buy some Bhutanese handicraft-Overnight
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) – Early morning breakfast – Drive to Siliguri – New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) — Nearly 170 kilometers 6 hours drive – Forwarding Journey