Phuentsholing – Thimphu – Wangdue or Punakha – Paro

Phuentsholing – Thimphu – Wangdue or Punakha – Paro
Phuentsholing – Thimphu – Wangdue or Punakha – Paro
Starting from
Rs. 29,500
Tour Code: PTW
  • Duration: 9 Nights & 10 Days
  • Cities:

    Phuentsholing , Thimphu , Paro Sightseeing , Phuentsholing , Punakha / Wangdue , Punakha , Bumthang

  • Departure Dates: Valid from Sep 2016 to June 2017
  • Vendor: Holidaywalas
  • Packages Includes:

Places covered :
Phuentsholing , Thimphu , Paro Sightseeing , Phuentsholing , Punakha / Wangdue , Punakha , Bumthang

Day 1
NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport – Phuentsholing

Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport and transfer to Phuentsholing - The Gateway of Bhutan by Road from India. It is a thriving commercial center on the northern edge of the Indian Plains. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing.

Day 2
Phuentsholing – Thimphu

After breakfast complete the immigration formalities and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in at the hotel. In the evening, visit the Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 3
Thimphu Sightseeing – Punakha / Wangdue

After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue), King's Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon transfer to Punakha / Wangdue Phodrang (4,300 ft.), via Dochu-La-Pass (10,170 ft.) to view the higher Himalayas. The pass also has 108 Druk Wangyal Khangzang Chorten which is believed brings multi fold merit to all sentient beings and which make the pass a must visit place. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Punakha / Wangdue Phodrang.

Day 4
Punakha – Bumthang

After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Trongsa across Pele-La-Pass (11.120 ft.) traditional boundary between east & west Bhutan, There is an adrupt change in vegetation, with mountain forest replaced by high altitude dwarf bamboo. Stop Enroute Chendbji Chorten - built in the style of the great Bodhanath Choten of Nepal. Further ahead visit Trongsa Dzong – It was the seat of power over central & eastern Bhutan and Ta Dzong - An ancient watch tower. The chapel inside is said to be dedicated to the Trongsa Penlop Jigme Namgyal. Then drive further to Bumthang over the Yutong-La-Pass (11,155 ft.). While in Chumey valley in Bumthang, visit the Yathra Weaving Factory - It is the most famous textile product of Bumthang. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Bumthang.

Day 5
Bumthang Sightseeing

After breakfast, 1st half visit Jakar Dzong: Literally meaning the Castle of White Bird. The current structure was built in 1667. Lamey Goemba: A large palace and monastery built in 18th century by Dasho Phuntsho Wangdi Jambay Lhakhang: built by King Srongsen Gampo of Tibet. In October one of the most spectacular festival, “Jambay Lhakhang Drup” is staged here. Chakhar Lhakhang: Literally meaning the Iron Castle, the original palace was made of Iron and hence the name “Chakhar”. Kurjey Lhakhang: Named after body print of Guru Rimpoche. Afternoon 2nd half Visit Tamshing Lhakhang: Literally meaning the Temple of the good message, established in 1501 by Pema Lingpa. Membarstho: Literally meaning, “The burning Lake”. The evening ends visit a local handloom weaving house and Interact with the weavers. Overnight stay at Bumthang.

Day 6
Bumthang – Punakha / Wangdue

After breakfast drive to Punakha. Reach Punakha by late afternoon. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Punakha/Wangdue.

Day 7
Punakha / Wangdue Sightseeing – Paro

After breakfast check out from hotel with bag & baggage’s and visit the Punakha Dzong - built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. After that take a short excursion trip to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. After noon drive to Paro. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 8
Paro Sightseeing

After breakfast start full day sightseeing covering Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of Bhutanese antiquities, Rinpung Dzong - the administrative seat of the district of Paro. Afternoon visit Drukgyel Dzong - The Dzong was destroyed by fire in 1951 and is now preserved as heritage site & Kyichu Lhakhang - one of the oldest Buddist temples in Bhutan . Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 9
Paro – Phuentsholing

After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Phuentsholing. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing.

Day 10
Phuentsholing – NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport

After breakfast check out from the hotel and take the departure transfer to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey.

Breakfast Only
Divyadesh Tours (COST PER PERSON without GST) PREMIUM LUXURY SUPERIOR DELUXE BUDGET
2 Pax 94800 75800 51300 46900 42000
4 Pax 84800 65600 41300 36900 31900
6 Pax 84700 65500 41200 36800 31900
8 Pax 82300 63100 38800 34400 29500
EXTRA PAX (EPSR) 42600 30800 20400 17600 12600
CHILD NO BED (CNB) 15600 13600 9800 8500 6700

Accommodation Chart

DESTINATIONS PREMIUM LUXURY SUPERIOR DELUXE BUDGET
Phuentsholing (2N) Druk Hotel / Similar Druk Hotel / Wild Orchid / Similar Park / Hotel Damchen / Similar Bhutan Residence / Similar Namgay / Centennial / Sinchula / Similar
Thimphu (1N) Terma Linca / Similar Druk / Namgey Heritage / Similar Migmar / Kisa / Pedling / Similar Hotel 89 / Shantidewa / Taktshang / Similar Home / Nirmal / Similar
Punakha / Wangdue (1N) Kunzang Zhing Resort / Similar Drubchhu / Similar Damchen Resort / Punatsangchhu Cottage / Similar Meri Puensum / Pema Karpo / Dragon Nest / Similar Kingaling / Similar
Bumthang (2N) Yu Gharling Resort / Similar Yu Gharling Resort / Jakar VillageLodge / Similar Kuenzang Norling Int. / Similar Pelling / Similar Tashi Yangkhel Guest House / Similar
Paro (2N) Zhiwa Ling / Similar Naksel Resort / Udumwara / Similar Drukchen / Tashi Namgey / Similar Galing Resort / Galinkha Resort / Similar Paro Hotel / Dragon / Similar
Hotel Category Details
Premium Packages High-end Resorts with Breakfast.
Luxury Packages 4*/ Equivalent hotel with Breakfast.
Superior Packages 3*/ Equivalent hotel with Breakfast.
Deluxe Packages 2* / Equivalent hotel with Breakfast.
Budget Packages Budget hotel with Breakfast.

Please note premium packages with Hotels like Uma Group of Hotels, Taj Tashi, Amankora rates are also available on case to case basis. Hotels serve both Vegetarian & Non Vegetarian food which would be basic & freshly prepared. Specific regional Indian cuisine will not be available. Only the basic Indian Vegetarian / Non – Vegetarian food can be arranged.

Package Cost Inclusions :
  • Accommodation on twin sharing with Breakfast.
  • Exclusive Non a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary.
  • All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).
  • Guide charges (Only Bhutan Portion).
  • Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.
Package cost exclusions
  • Air Fare/Train fare.
  • Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, porterage.
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance Fees.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Current Service Tax & Travel Insurance.
  • Anything which is not include in the inclusion.
Permit for Bhutan:

Indian nationals do not require any visa for Bhutan. A permit will be issued at the entry point on production of a passport or Voter ID and 04 passport size photographs.

Restricted Area Permit for Punakha / Wangdue:

Restricted Area Permit is required to visit Punakha / Wangdue from Home Ministry of Bhutan. No charge will be applicable for this permit. Please bring 02 passport size photographs and Voter ID card or Passport of each person including child. This special permit is given only after guest has entered Bhutan. Permits are not issued on Saturday, Sunday & Govt. holidays.

NOTE:
    1. The above mentioned hotels will be confirmed as per the room availability. Otherwise we will confirm similar category.
    1. The rates quoted in the packages are on per person basis & valid for Indian nationals from Sep 2016 to Jun 2017 (High seasons surcharge will be applicable during the Festivals & Peak season).

We believe in giving value for money and we believe that quality comes with a price tag. We at Neptune promise to provide the best of our services and keep by our commitments towards quality and the sensitivity of the services.

About Vehicle:

Tour Starting and Ending both from India (Drv In & Drv Out) Packages

We provide exclusive Indian Vehicle only for 2-5 Pax throughout the tour. And above 5 pax exclusive Indian vehicle in India Part and Bhutan vehicle in Bhutan part for all drive in and drive out packages.

  • Non Ac Wagon R / Indica / for 2-3 Pax.
  • Innova / Xylo / Scorpio for 4-5 Pax Pax.
  • 2 Innova / Xylo / Scorpio for 6 & above Pax. in India part
  • 1 Toyota Hi Roof Hiace (Non AC) for 6 & above Pax. In Bhutan part
DO'S:
  • Adults must carry original & valid Passport or original Voter ID card. Children must carry original & valid Passport or original birth certificate & school photo ID card.
  • Remember to carry sufficient woolens including hand gloves.
  • Please check with your mobile service provider for charges related to Bhutan.
DON'TS:
  • Do not carry Indian Rs. 500/- or Rs. 1000/- currency notes. It is illegal.
  • Tobacco & Tobacco products are banned in Bhutan.
  • Do not bring any plant or agricultural product out of Bhutan. It is illegal.
  • Credit cards are accepted in selected establishments in Bhutan.
MODE OF PAYEMNT
  • 50% As Advance
  • Balance 50% prior to Guest Check In.
CANCELLATION RULES
  • Nil refund for cancellation within 7 days prior to the tour date
  • 25% refund for cancellation between 8 - 15 days prior to the tour date.
  • 50% refund for cancellation between 16 – 20 days prior to tour date.
  • 75% refund for cancellation 25 days prior to tour date.
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