from/per person Rs 21,800
  • 9 Days


Description

Bhutan holds many surprises for open-minded traveller. This is a country where buying cigarettes is illegal, rice is red, and chillies are not just seasoning but a main ingredient of dishes. It is a deeply Buddhist land where school kids wear the Gho and Khira (traditional male and female garment, respectively).


Pristine nature, virgin forest, spectacular mountain and valleys, fascinating trekking trails, stately museums, sublime monasteries, formidable dzongs, exciting archery competition, pulsating markets, intricate textile handicrafts - all this in hospitable and peaceful country.


Brief Itinerary


11th June, Sunday


14:00 - Reach Bagdogra airport and have Introduction. Later take jeep to Jaigaon. Some local snacks on the way


20:00 - Reach Jaigaon


12th June, Monday


Walk past the border Gate to Phuentsholing. Be ready for immigration formalities before the office opens at 9AM.


We will travel to Thimphu in a bus or cab. Reach Thimphu in evening. We are free to roam around the capital city. Get acquainted with places of Bhutan as the thrilling trip has just begun. Try some local restaurants food.


13th June, Tuesday


Visit Buddha Dordenma and nature trail at Thimphu.


Finish remaining immigration formalities in Thimphu office and then visit the textile museum.


Lunch at some new restaurant and then visit Tashichho Dzong, Memorial Chorten


Reach Paro in evening


14th June, Wednesday


Visit Paro Dzong, National Museum etc. The charming town of Paro lies on the banks of the Paro and remains one of the best Bhutanese towns to explore on foot.


After Lunch travel to Chelela pass. If the weather is clear then you can get excellent views from Chelela pass 


15th June, Thursday


Visit the most famous place of Bhutan - Tiger’s nest and then the Kyichu Lhakhang. Tiger’s nest hangs on a precipitous cliff at 3,120 m elevation and about 900 m above the valley. The temple at the highest level has a frieze of Buddha. Each building has a balcony, which provides lovely views of the scenic Paro valley.


16th June, Friday


Travel to Punakha via Dochu La pass at 3050 metres. We will stop here to enjoy the Panoramic view of Eastern Himalayas. View the architecture of Druk Wangyal Lhakhang with 108 Stupas at Dochula. Later take a halt at Royal Botanical garden. Overnight at Nalanda University or some hotel


17th June, Saturday


Visit famous landmarks of Punakha like Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery, Punakha Dzong, Suspension bridge, Namgyal Chorten. Travel back to Thimphu in evening


18th June, Sunday


In morning we can go for some more sightseeing in Thimphu or final shopping from Bhutan. In afternoon, travel back to Jaigaon 


19th June, Monday


Travel from Jaigaon to Bagdogra and then flight from Bagdogra in afternoon


Inclusions

• Virtually all expenses from Bagdogra
• Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and refreshments
• Accommodation expenses
• Travel expenses in bus, jeep etc from Bagdogra onwards for the whole trip
• Entry charges at various monasteries and other places
• Travel guidance in Bhutan


Exclusions

• Basic fee does not include travel fare till Bagdogra
• Alcohol
• Pickup & Drop
• Any exotic or expensive food, alcoholic drinks etc.
• Any personal expenditure.


Highlights

• Excursion to Tiger’s nest, Punakha Dzong and other famous monuments
• Ride through the heart throbbing valleys of Western Bhutan
• Wander in the remote villages and homestays
• Stimulate a new traveler inside you seeking for new landscapes and get transformed into a storyteller


Additional Information

Things to be carried


Compulsory:



  • Medical and consent form -https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwDsRRLH0uscR1J1VWJ1aHhPV3c/

  • Passport and 5 photocopies of passport

  • 5 passport size photographs

  • Jacket or sweater and other warm clothes like muffler, gloves, winter caps etc.

  • Rechargeable Torch       

  • Sport shoes or trekking shoes. Extra pair of sleeper or sandal

  • At least two water bottles all the time during trip. (preferably in PET bottles)

  • Personal medical kit, soap, paste etc. Please don’t expect to get medical stores everywhere.

  • Carry one small bag to carry necessary things while roaming. It should ideally fit inside your main luggage

  • Carry your cash only in denomination of 50, 100, 500 etc. 2000 rupee note are not accepted.


Recommended but not compulsory:



  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, cap etc.

  • One bedsheet (if you are concerned about the hygiene)

  • Juice packets, Dry fruits, Ready to eat food etc.


Expectations from this trip:



  •  This is a backpack trip and likely to be flexible. We may improvise the trip if needed

  • We will choose place of accommodation based on group’s opinion and the expertise of group leader.

  • Drinking is not allowed during trekking.

  • You may drink or smoke on other days but not recommended. Please note that you need to pay 200% import duty on cigarettes you bring from India.

  • Our daily schedule during trip may differ from our usual daily life schedule with respect to day chores, tea timing, food timing etc. Please don’t complain about these petty issues.

  • On most of the days we will wake up early to travel comfortably and enjoy the serenity of morning. Though we may take rest in latter part of the day

  • Always respect the local people and their culture. We try to learn more from them about the place.


Terms & Conditions:-



  • Expected batch size is 20-30. We don’t provide current bookings information till the bookings are closed.

  • All our treks are gender friendly and we had 30-50% female participants in all of our earlier event.

  • We may have to walk half the distance if it rains as the road to Rajmachi becomes too muddy to drive.

  • Some tours require your original passport or Government ID (Pancard/Driving Licence/Aadhar Card), tripXOXO will not be responsible if you miss any tour where your passport or ID is mandatory.

  • tripXOXO reserves the rights to charge 100% No show charges if guest is not turning up on time for the pick up.

  • No refund for partly utilized services.

  • Due to any uncontrollable circumstances i.e. (traffic conditions, vehicle breakdowns, delay by other guests, weather circumstances) if the tour gets delayed or cancelled, tripXOXO will provide alternate options if possible.

  • Seating arrangement is done as per the availability & it is decided by Driver or Tour Guide


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