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.
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