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Getaway to Bhutan Tour

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7 days 6 Nights
Tour Details

Getaway to Bhutan tour is 7 days trip to Bhutan. This trip gives overview journey from southern foothills to almost all the parts of western regions of Bhutan. This is ideally good trip for someone who is visiting Bhutan via India state West Bengal or you can also visit via Paro and depart from Paro International Airport. 

Departure & Return Location

Paro International Airport (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Tour Vehicle and Experienced Driver

Price Excludes

  • Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
  • Guide and Driver Tip
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Getaway to Bhutan tour is 7 days trip to Bhutan. This trip gives overview journey from southern foothills to almost all the parts of western regions of Bhutan. This is ideally good trip for someone who is visiting Bhutan via India state West Bengal or you can also visit via Paro and depart from Paro International Airport. 

  • View of Southern Foothills of Bhutan
  • Thimphu Valey
  • Buddha Point.
  • Punakha Dzong
  • Chimi Lhakhang
  • Paro Dzong.
  • Tiger's Nest

Day 1 Arrive in Phuntsholing via Bagdogra Airport

Bhutan Getaways representative will meet you and pick up from Bagdogra Airport. After you are made comfortable will then drive through lush green tea gardens of West Bengal. Phuntsholing is almost 3 hours drive from Bagdogra Airport, India. Phuntsholing is a border town in southern Bhutan and is the administrative seat of Chukha District.The town occupies parts of both Phuentsholing Gewog and Sampheling Gewog.Phuentsholing adjoins the Indian town of Jaigaon, and cross-border trade has resulted in a thriving local economy. Once you are in Phuntsholing we will check if we have time to go nearby place for sightseeing.
If time permits we can visit Kharbandi for fresh air and view of Phuntsholing town from above. Also, visit nearby Monastery and you can interact locals. This place is hugely popular for elderly and young ones.
In the evening, after early dinner you can go out for nearby restaurant or nearby nightlife place.

Day 2Phuntsholing - Thimphu

Right after Breakfast we will travel to capital city of Thimphu. Thimphu is almost 5 hours drive from Phuntsholing. On the way, we will visit Kharpandi Lhakhang (monastery). A beautiful monastery at a top where you can have clear view of Phuntsholing and Indian town. Rigth after this sightseeing, we will continue our journey to Thimphu. While we cross Police Check point, we will reach at place called Chapcha which is almost 2200m above sea level. Then proceed down towards Wangchu river bank and to Chuzom. Chuzom in local language is convergence where you have have roads option to Paro, Thimphu and Haa. From there it is only 25 minutes drive to capital city Thimphu.

Before you check into hotel we will vsiit Simtokha Dzong. It was built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified Bhutan. It is the first of its kind built in Bhutan. An important historical monument and former Buddhist monastery, today it houses one of the premier Dzongkha language learning institutes. The dzong is at strategic security location on a prominent ridge vis-a-vis the Thimpu valley and approach roads to the Dochu La and eastern Bhutan. The Simtokha is located about 5 kilometres south of the Bhutanese capital of Thimphu.
Once we are done with sightseeing we will check into hotel and take rest for the night

Day 3Thimphu Sightsseing

First stop for the day will be at National Folk Heritage Museum. You will be amazed to see Bhutanese arts and essential household items that Bhutanese used. There will be display of traditional arts , cultural relics, and artifacts.

One peculiar distinctive culture of Bhutanese is national attires. So, weaving is one of the prominent traditions we can see in Bhutan not just in Thimphu but all over the country. So, The National Textile Museum is our next stop. Here, you will be amzed how weaving is done and how beautifully the dresses are designed.
From there we move to Takin Reserve located at Motithang which is home for Takins. Originally this was small zoo and it was our King who decreed that animal should be free but those Takins never left from this place. Now, they are preserved.
After this we can move to another popular place called BBS Tower where you can see Thimphu town view.

Last stop for the day is Thimphu Tashi Chhoedzong, a fortress on the northern edge of the city of Thimphu in Bhutan, on the western bank of the Wang Chu. It has traditionally been the seat of the Druk Desi (or “Dharma Raja”), the head of Bhutan’s civil government, an office which has been combined with the kingship since the creation of the monarchy in 1907, and summer capital of the country.Tashichhoe Dzong has been the seat of Bhutan’s government since 1968. It presently houses the throne room and offices of the king, the cabinet secretariat and the ministries of home affairs and finance.

Day 4Thimphu - Punakha

Right after breakfast we will head towards Punakha. Punakha district is almost 2 hours drive from capital city Thimphu. Punakha Dzong was former capital of Bhutan until 1955. On the way towards Punakha we will come across local Apple and fruits sellers. Then, you will see spectacular Dochula Pass. It serves as one of the hot-spots for tourist. There are 108 Chhortens (Stupas) which were built in memory of soldiers killed in battle with Assamese Insurgents.

After having short break at Dochula pass we will head towards Punakha. One of many palces to visit in Punakha is Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, which is a splendid example of Bhutanese art meets architecture, and the only one of its kind. You will see amazing Punakha valley from Yulley Namgyal Chorten. It is one of picturesque landscape among many other places in Punakha. In 1999, the temple was consecrated to remove negative energies and promote peace, harmony, and stability around the world. It is a stunning building with splendid views of the valley that are well worth the walk.

After this trip we can visit Punkha Dzong. Punakha Dzong sits g at the fork of two rivers, it is a stunning example of Bhutanese architecture. Built in 1637, it is the second oldest and second largest Dzong in Bhutan. It was also the location of the royal wedding of Bhutan’s current king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck to Jetsun Pema in 2011. One of the hottest events of Bhutan “Flower Exhibition 2018” took place nearby this Dzong.

After this trip is done we will head towards hotel and rest for the night.

Day 5Punakha - Paro

After breakfast, we will head towards Paro. On the way we will make a visit to Chimi Lhakhang. In founding the site it is said that Lama Kunley subdued a demon of Dochula Pass with his “magic thunderbolt of wisdom” and trapped it in a rock at the location close to where the Chorten now stands. The place also used to be known as ‘Khi Mae” which means place without ‘dog’. A dog was said to be demon during those times. The monastery is the repository of the original wooden symbol of phallus that Kunley brought from Tibet. This wooden phallus is decorated with a silver handle and is used to bless people who visit the monastery on pilgrimage, particularly women seeking blessings to beget children. Many amazing stories such has been told by many tourists visiting the monastery.

After reaching Paro we will visit Kyichu Lhakhang. Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. Just like Jambhay Lhakhang in Bumthang, it is one of the 108 temples built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo to subdue and pin down an demon that was obstructing the spread of Buddhism. History says those 108 temples were all built in one night.

After this one we will cross towards Dumtse Lhakhang. Dumtse Lhakhang was built in 1433 by the iron bridge builder Thangton Gyalpo, the temple was built to subdue a demoness and so was chained firmly to the ground. It’s three floors represents hell, earth and heaven. Please note that visiting Dumtse Lhakhang you may need special permit.

Paro Dzong is also one among oldest Dzongs in Bhutan. It is home to only International Airport and Jomolhari a peak which is 7300m above sea level. After we are done with today’s short trip we will come to our hotel. Our Guide will come instruct you for next da

Day 6Paro

Today we will hike towards Paro Taktsang/ Tiger’s Nest. Paro Taktsang also known as the Taktsang Palphug Monastery and the Tiger’s Nest, is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and the temple complex is located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley in Bhutan. This will be one to two hour hike from main Paro town. Tiger’s nest us one of the wonders of Bhutan, so sacred and gives your breathtaking landscape view.

After we are done with this hike we will move towards Drukgyal Dzong. Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro District, Bhutan. The dzong was probably built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the behest of Ngawang Namgyal, Zhabdrung Rinpoche, to commemorate victory over an invasion from Tibet. On clear days, you can also see the snowcapped peak of Chomolohari mountain.

Since today is last day for the trip as you will be departing tomorrow, we will also make our last visit to nearby town if you have any shopping to be done. After this we will head to hotel.

Day 7Departure

This is end of this Getaway to Bhutan Tour. After breakfast we will checkout from hotel and head towards Paro International Airport. We at Bhutan Getaways wish you safe journey and wish to see you back in Bhutan again in future.