Bhutan – Discover a Magical Himalayan Kingdom

Upcoming fixed departure: Nov 26 – Dec 3 2015 ( we can arrange for customised departure at any time of the year)

Quick Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive at Phuentsholing- 4 hrs from Bagdogra airport.

Day 2, Drive to Thimphu

Day 3, Thimphu local

Day 4, Dochu La & Punakha

Day 5, Drive to Paro; Paro Dzong

Day 6, Takstang Monastery Hike

Day 7, Drive to Phuentsholing

Day 8, Airport/ station drop off

 

Trip Details:

  • Day 1   Arrive at Phuentsholing- 2 hrs 37 mins from New Jalpaiguri                            Arrival in New Jalpaiguri and drive onto Phuentsholing – a picturesque border town (4 hrs). We will drive through the Dooars and tea estates at Hashimara. At Phuentsholing, we will stay overnight.

Overnight: Hotel at Phuentsholing

 

 

  • Day 2 Drive to Thimphu- 4hrs 11mins from Phuentsholing

After completing entry formalities, we will drive to Thimphu the capital city through beautiful scenery. Here we will go for a walk exploring this interesting capital city with its single traffic roundabout.  We will see the National Memorial Chorten (built to honour the memory of the 3rd king of Bhutan) and the focal point of worship for Thimphu residents.

Overnight: Thimphu

 

  • Day 3 Thimphu local

In the morning, after completing permit formalities we will go to the impressive Tashichho Dzong (sitting on the banks of the Wang-chu river, with the king’s palace on the opposite bank). We will then visit the Insitute for handicrafts where you can see students practicing local crafts such as Tangkha painting and weaving. We will also check out the local market and the fantastic Changlimithang Stadium where crowds gather to watch archery and football matches and the Buddha Dordenma statue.

Overnight: Thimphu

 

  • Day 4 Dochu La & Punakha

Early morning drive from Thimpu to Punakha (3 to 4 hrs) timing depending on Road Block. On the way we stop at Dochu-la pass, the site of 108 chortens and Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of Drukpa Kunley. Overnight: Punakha

 

  • Day 5 Punakha Dzong and Haa

Visit the Punakha Dzong, picturesquely situated at the confluence of Pho-Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers.  Early afternoon move from Punakha to Haa

Overnight- Haa.

 

 

  • Day 6 Haa Dzong and Drive to Paro

Visit the Haa Dzong and proceed to Paro. A visit to the impressive Paro Dzong and the museum followed by the evening spent, walking along the peaceful main street lined with shops full of souveniers.

Overnight- Paro

 

  • Day 7 Takstang Monastery Hike

Drive to the trail-head for Taktsang, or Tiger’s nest monastery. A hike/ horse-ride will take you to the monastery (3-4 hours) clinging to a cliff-side, a remarkable place which also gives you a chance for those picture-postcard photos you’ve been wanting. In the afternoon after lunch we go onto the Drugyel Dzong, a ruined Dzong that has a ghostly air – it was used as a place to defend Bhutan against invading Tibetans.

Overnight-Paro

 

  • Day 8 Departure from Paro airport

 

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75 thoughts on “Bhutan – Discover a Magical Himalayan Kingdom

  1. Have been introduced to you through anupa. we are considering taking this trip. would it be nice if we cut out the extra night at Thimpu and spend longer at Punakha or beyond( many may not be interested so much in marketing and handicrafts )my father Mr Nari Rustomji in his capacity as Advisor to the King of Bhutan was very close to Jigmie Dorji the PM of Bhutan who was assasinated in 1984 and also to the royal family. it would be wonderful if you could find out where Mr Dorjis family is located and if i could meet them, it would be wonderful too. how much would this trip cost ? dr tusna park

    • Hello Dr Tusna
      We have sent a mail with both our itineraries , on your yahoo id.Please do let us know which itinerary will interest you
      kongkona

  2. Hi,

    I loved the concept of “alternative” travel company. Will try to get on a trip with you guys soon. Can you send in the details of the cost of this trip?

    Thanks.

  3. Hi, We got to know about you from a friend who used your services. I am interested in this Bhutan trip. We like to go in May … pl send us dates of trip and price. 2 Adults and 1 child (10 years).

  4. Hey. This trip sounds interesting. Could you please send across the amount for this trip?
    Also I will be going to Meghalaya this Nov. Could you suggest any trips there?

  5. Hello!

    Landed on your website while looking for holiday options. Are there any trips scheduled in December, January or February? Could you send me the details of the cost of the same? Thanks!

  6. Hi, I am interested to join the Bhutan trip, Kindly confirm what will be cost per person, inclusive of everything.
    I am planning to travel from Bombay with my husband along.

    Thanks!

  7. please send me the tour to bhutan for two adults…

    and one single too.

    can my ex mumbai transfers be arranged by you or do you have a recommended tfavel agent ?

  8. Hi Kanchuki – I have transferred the deposit to your bank account and sent you several emails as well. Can you please confirm? My air tickets are booked as well.
    Thanks,
    L

  9. Hi wanderers,

    I spent a little over a week in Bhutan circa 2005. I think your itinerary looks great. I did not make it to the Tiger’s Nest, but did make it to a picturesque and extremely tranquil and soul-cleansing little spot called Bumthang. Maybe you can keep that in mind for a future trip.

    Do you make custom itineraries?

    • Hi,
      We include Bumthang in our longer itineraries of 8- 9 days. agree it is really worth spending the extra few days! Thanks for dropping by , we do a lot of customised trips ( most of our trips are in fact customised). We operate in North-East india ( Assam, Arunachal , Nagaland, Meghalaya, Sikkim) as well as in Bhutan.

  10. hello am 59 yrs of age …….luv to travel solo……..would luv to join your trip to bhutan.is it possible………

  11. Please provide me the rates and other details of this trip. Are single travelers invited? Trip looks good 🙂 Thanks!

  12. Hi,

    Request you to please post the details on this page only….so as not to go through such long queue of comments to find out….that to get the mail we need to send a request….

    Well, in the other case, take this as my request for details to send the mail….

  13. Howdy, I am following your blogs but haven’t done any trips with you folks. I am more of a do-it-myself type traveller but you folks do have an interesting concept. I just came back from a ten day trip to Bhutan and loved the place! I am wondering whether you folks have Trongsa and Phobjika Valley in your itinerary as it was astoundingly beautiful and one of our favourite places in the whole trip. Some of my friends became enthused after seeing the photo essay and coincidentally I came across this post. If your itinerary and cost is reasonable I would love to recommend you folks to them . Can you please pass on your complete itinerary ? Thanks!

    @MM : Hey 🙂 and take it from NM that you should make the trip 🙂

  14. Hi, please email me the cost for two adults for your Bhutan trip. I have a couple more questions too – 1. Are your tours more expensive for foreigners than Indians? 2. How difficult is the hike to the monastery? What level of fitness would be required? Thanks.

  15. Hey, any trips happening at the end of the year? Also could you please send details/budget of the trips happening at the end of the year?

    Disha

  16. Hi
    What are the dates for the Bhutan trip : 18-25 Sept. or 22-29 Sept. What is the cost pl. Pl. give contact details ofthe organiser with whom I can speak

    THanks
    Rajesh
    9811754000

  17. Hi
    Could you send me details of total costs per adult
    Also, how many people in a group…we might want to bring friends along.

    – Thanks

  18. We are a party of 4 wishing to visit Bhutan the edn of December 2012 or early January 2013 and would like to make a trip about 10-12 days. Our theme would be to experience buddism, participate in Bhutenise life and understand gross national happiness. Does this seem possible? Could you include some particulars. Thanks for your reply. Nathan Kaufman

  19. Hi,
    Do you have a trip planned in late Oct or Nov? Can you plz send me the details?
    We are 2 adults and 2 small children(both under 5).
    Thanks,
    Liza

  20. Hi….we are a family of four…my huband , my boys 7 and 5 and me…we want to take a trip to bhutan in June 2014…tentative dates being 8th June to15th June. Please let us know the cost involved and other travelling details.

  21. Hi,

    Are you still arranging these trips? The comments and details look pretty old. I am interested in going to Bhutan in November, but I don’t want a group travel. I was wondering if you make arrangements for individual travels? Please let me know

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