Gateway to Bhutan is situated in the Eastern Himalayas of southern Central Asia. It is bordered on the north and Northwest by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. At the west, Southwest, south and east with Indian states of Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Bhutan is a landlocked mountain kingdom roughly the size of Switzerland, in the eastern Himalayas. With a population of 600,000 spread over 46,000 sq km.
Day 01: Arrive Paro by Druk Air:
Druk Air flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills, each flight is a mesmerizing feat and offers exciting descent into the Kingdom. On arrival at the airport received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 02: Thimphu:
After breakfast Thimphu sightseeing. Visit Trashichhoedzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the Government's office and King's Throne room It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. Then visit National Library which has vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts.
Day 03 : To Punakha:
After breakfast drive to Punakha with a short stop at Dochula pass(3,080m) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m ), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana - finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m.
Day 04: Punakha to Paro (125 Km, 4 Hours):
After breakfast drive to Paro en route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, it now houses the School for religious studies.
Day 05: Paro:
After breakfast drive north of Paro valley to ruins of Drukgyel Dozng.. From this fort Bhutanese repelled several invasions by Tibetan armies.Nearby visit traditional Bhutanese Farm House which offers good insight into lifestyle of local people.
Day 06: Depart Paro:
After breakfast drive to the airport for flight to Kathmandu..
High Season: February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November and December / Low Season: January, June and July.
Tour Package Includes Bhutan:
Accommodation / Full board meals / All transfer with sightseeing / English speaking tour Guide / Entrance fees and Permit / Flight Tikcet.
Personal Expenses bar bills, laundry, tips etc / Nepal re-entry visa fee / Travel insurance
Bhutan Travel Tips:
All Foreign National Tourists visiting Bhutan must travel through all inclusive package Tours, for which there is a fixed tariff set by the Royal government of Bhutan. This Tariff includes the Services of accommodation, All meals, Transportation within the country, Guide services, sightseeing and entrance fees for the museums and monuments.
All visitors to Bhutan must have a visa approved prior to arriving in the kingdom. Those who have not had a visa approved will not be permitted to board their Druk Air flight to Bhutan. A two-week visa costs US$50/- + USD 10/- Tourism Tax and actual visa stamping in your passport at Paro Airport during the immigration process. Visas are approved and issued prior to entry, with the prepayment of your travel itinerary. Therefore visitors to Bhutan need to finalize their travel plans well in advance. We recommend 30 days.
Trashi Chhoe Dzong | Memorial Chorten | School of Arts and Crafts | Weekend market | Changlimithang Stadium | National Institute of Traditional Medicine | Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) | Rimpung Dzong | Town of Paro
High Season: USD 210/- PER PERSON / PER NIGHT
Low Season: USD 190/- PER PERSON / PER NIGHT.
VISA COST: USD 50/- PER PERSON
FLIGHT TICKETS: USD 390/- TO 450/- DEPEND ON SEASON (KTM/PBU/KTM)
By Air: The best way to enter Bhutan is by Druk Air, the national air carrier. Following stations are connected with Druk Air Flight.
By Surface: Entry or exit is also possible through Phuntsoling the southern Bhutanese border town. From here the nearest airport is Bagdogra in West Bengal. For travelers wishing to visit indian states of Sikkim, West Bengal along with Bhutan, Phuntsoling serves as the convenient point. Exit from Bhutan can be also made through Samdrup Jongkhar, an important link for visiting further Northeastern states of India. However, Government rules of Bhutan has made it mandatory to use at least one way by air.