BHUTAN HOLIDAY PACKAGE

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HOTEL:

THIMPU HOTEL- AMAS’S SUITES/KENNY/SIMILAR
SUPERIOR ROOM- TWIN SHARE/ DOUBLE SHARE
(NOTE: SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AT THE TIME OF BOOKING)
PARO H0TEL-LINDEN PARADISE/HOTEL PARO/SIMILAR
STANDARD ROOM -TWIN SHARE/ DOUBLE SHARE
(NOTE: SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AT THE TIME OF BOOKING)

VEHICLE: 01 TOYOTA HIACE

ITINERARY

DAY 01 : CHANGRABANDA-PHUENTSHOLING-THIMPHU. ARRIVE AT INDO-BANGLADESH BORDER OF
BURIMARI (CHANGRABANDA) AND TRANSFER TO PHUENTSHOLING BHUTAN. THE TOWN OF
PHUENTSHOLING IS THE GATEWAY FOR TRAVELERS ENTERING BHUTAN BY ROAD. A THRIVING
COMMERCIAL CENTRE ON THE NORTHERN EDGE (WEST BENGAL) OF THE INDIAN PLAINS,
PHUENTHSOLING IS SITUATED DIRECTLY AT THE HIMALAYAN FOOTHILLS. COMPLETE THE

IMMIGRATION FORMALITIES AND EMBARK ON AN INTERESTING JOURNEY TO THIMPHU. DRIVE
FURTHER STOPPING EN ROUTE AT GEDU UNIVERSITY FOR PHOTOS. LATER AFTER A SHORT TEA
BREAK NEARBY CHUKHA, RESUME YOUR JOURNEY AND AFTERWARDS STOP AT CHUZOM, THE
CONFLUENCE OF PARO & THIMPHU RIVERS. ON ARRIVAL, IN THIMPHU CHECK-INTO THE HOTEL.
THE CAPITAL TOWN OF BHUTAN AND THE CENTRE OF GOVERNMENT, RELIGION, AND COMMERCE,
THIMPHU IS A UNIQUE CITY WITH UNUSUAL MIXTURE OF MODERN DEVELOPMENT ALONGSIDE
ANCIENT TRADITIONS. SITUATED IN WESTERN BHUTAN, WITH THE POPULATION OF ABOUT
1,00,000, IT IS PERHAPS STILL THE WORLD’S ONLY CAPITAL
CITY WITHOUT A TRAFFIC LIGHT.
OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL IN THIMPHU. (ALTITUDE 2,320M)

DAY 02: THIMPHU AFTER BREAKFAST, DRIVE TO VISIT MEMORIAL CHORTEN. ALSO KNOWN AS THIMPHU
CHORTEN, THIS STUPA IS LOCATED AT THE HEART OF THE THIMPHU CITY AND WAS BUILT IN 1974 TO
HONOUR THE THIRD KING OF BHUTAN, HIS MAJESTY JIGME DORJI WANGCHUCK (1928-1972) POPULARLY
KNOWN AS FATHER OF MODERN BHUTAN.
AFTERWARDS, VISIT BUDDHA POINT (KUENSEL PHODRANG). IT HOLDS ONE OF THE LARGEST BUDDHA‟S
STATUE IN THE COUNTRY OF 169 FEET (51.5M), MADE OF BRONZE AND GILDED IN GOLD. VISITORS CAN ALSO
GET A GOOD OVERVIEW OF THE THIMPHU VALLEY FROM THIS POINT.
LATER DRIVE TO UPPER MOTITHANG IN THIMPHU TO VISIT TAKIN PRESERVE. THE TAKIN IS THE NATIONAL
ANIMAL OF BHUTAN, AND LOOKS LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN A COW AND A GOAT. LEGEND HAS IT THAT THE
ANIMAL WAS CREATED BY THE GREAT BUDDHIST YOGI, DRUKPA KUENLEY, AND IT CAN BE FOUND ONLY IN
BHUTAN AND NEARBY AREAS. TAXONOMISTS PLACE THE ANIMAL IN A CATEGORY OF ITS OWN AS IT IS NOT
SIMILAR ENOUGH TO ANY OTHER ANIMAL TO FIT ESTABLISHED CATEGORIES. POST LUNCH, SIGHTSEEING IN

THIMPHU VALLEY INCLUDING VISIT TO THE FOLLOWING: THE NATIONAL LIBRARY, HOUSING AN EXTENSIVE
COLLECTION OF PRICELESS BUDDHIST MANUSCRIPTS; THE INSTITUTE FOR ZORIG CUSUM (COMMONY
KNOWN AS THE PAINTING SCHOOL) WHERE STUDENTS UNDERGO A 6-YEAR TRAINING COURSE IN BHUTAN‟S 13
TRADITIONAL ARTS AND CRAFTS, TEXTILE MUSEUM, WHICH PROVIDES DEEP INSIGHT INTO BHUTAN‟S ONE OF
THE MOST DISTINCT ART FORM, FOLK HERITAGE MUSEUM, DEDICATED TO
CONNECT PEOPLE WITH THE RICH BHUTANESE FOLK HERITAGE AND RURAL HISTORY THROUGH EXHIBITS,
DEMONSTRATIONS, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, AND DOCUMENTATION OF BHUTANESE RURAL LIFE.
CONCLUDE THE DAY‟S SIGHTSEEING WITH VISIT OF TRASHICHHOEDZONG, OR „THE FORTRESS OF THE
GLORIOUS RELIGION‟. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE BUILDINGS SITUATED ALONG THE RIGHT FLANK
OF THE THIMPHU RIVER BUILT IN 1641 BY ZHABDRUNG NGAWANG NAMGYEL WHO UNIFIED BHUTAN AND WAS
LATER RECONSTRUCTED IN 1962 BY THE THIRD KING HIS MAJESTY JIGME DORJI WANGCHUCK. THIS IMPRESSIVE
FORTRESS/MONASTERY HOUSES SECRETARIAT BUILDING, THE THRONE ROOM OF HIS MAJESTY, THE KING AND
VARIOUS GOVERNMENT OFFICES.
EVENING AT LEISURE IN THIMPHU CITY CENTRE. ALSO EXPLORE THE LOCAL CRAFTS BAZAAR, TO BROWSE
THROUGH EXAMPLE OF BHUTAN’S FINE TRADITIONAL ARTS.
OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL IN THIMPHU. (ALTITUDE 2,320M)

DAY 03 : THIMPHU – PARO (55 KM, APPROX 1.1/2 HOURS DRIVE) AFTER BREAKFAST,
DRIVE TO PARO, CHECK IN TO HOTEL, THEN EXCURSION TO TAKTSANG MONASTERY – TIGER’S
NEST.(APPROX. 5 HOURS ROUND TRIP WALK): IT IS ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS OF BHUTAN‟S MONASTERIES,
PERCHED ON THE SIDE OF A CLIFF 900M ABOVE THE PARO VALLEY FLOOR. IT IS SAID THAT GURU RINPOCHE
ARRIVED HERE ON THE BACK OF A TIGRESS AND MEDITATED AT THIS MONASTERY AND HENCE IT IS CALLED
„TIGER‟S NEST‟. THIS SITE HAS BEEN RECOGNISED AS A MOST SACRED PLACE AND VISITED BY ZHABDRUNG
NGAWANG NAMGYAL IN 1646 AND NOW VISITED BY ALL BHUTANESE AT LEAST ONCE IN THEIR LIFETIME. THE
HIKE TO THE MONASTERY MAKES A SPLENDID HALF DAY EXCURSION.
LATER AS TIME PERMITS VISIT TA Dzong, ORIGINALLY BUILT AS WATCHTOWER, WHICH NOW HOUSES
NATIONAL MUSEUM. THE EXTENSIVE COLLECTION INCLUDES ANTIQUE THANGKHA PAINTINGS, TEXTILES,
WEAPONS & ARMOUR, HOUSEHOLD OBJECTS AND A RICH ASSORTMENT OF NATURAL AND HISTORIC
ARTIFACTS.
THEN WALK DOWN THE TRAIL TO VISIT RINPUNG DZONG, MEANING (“FORTRESS OF THE HEAP OF JEWELS”),
WHICH HAS A LONG AND FASCINATING HISTORY. ALONG THE WOODEN GALLERIES LINING THE INNER
COURTYARD ARE FINE WALL PAINTINGS ILLUSTRATING BUDDHIST LORE SUCH AS FOUR FRIENDS, THE OLD MAN
OF LONG LIFE, THE WHEEL OF LIFE, SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF MILAREPA, MOUNT. SUMERU AND OTHER
COSMIC MANDALA.
EVENING TAKE A STROLL AROUND INTERESTING CITY CENTRE OF PARO. OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL IN PARO. (ALTITUDE 2,280M)

DAY 04: PARO-PHUENTSHOLING- CHANGRABANDA (BURIMARI)
EARLY MORNING AFTER BREAKFAST, DRIVE TO PHUENTSHOLING, COMPLETE THE EXIT FORMALITIES AND
DRIVE FURTHER TOWARDS CHANGRABANDA (BURIMARI) FOR YOUR ONWARD JOURNEY HOME.

INCLUSIONS:

  •  02 NIGHTS’ ACCOMMODATION IN THIMPU, 01N IN PARO
  •  COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST
  •  LUNCH & DINNER (1 special Bhutanese dinner)
  •  01 TCB CERTIFIED ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE
  •  SIGHTSEEING AS PER ITINERARY
  •  ALL TRANSFERS BY ABOVE MENTIONED VEHICLE
  •  VEHICLE DUTY TIME: 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

EXCLUSIONS:

  • AIR/BUS/TRAIN TICKET
  •  ADDITIONAL MEALS & SNACKS
  •  ENTRY FEES TO MONUMENTS
  •  PERSONAL EXPENSES, TIPPING & OTHERS NOT SPECIFIED ABOVE
  •  TRAVEL INSURANCE
  •  SEASONAL SURCHARGES (IF ANY)

TERMS & CONDITIONS:
RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ON AVAILABILITY OF ROOMS.
PRICE BASED ON MINIMUM 8 PAX AS MENTIONED, TRAVELLING TOGETHER AT TIME.
HOTELS CHECK-IN TIME IS 1400HRS & CHECK OUT TIME IS1200HRS.
ROOM AVAILABILITY OF ABOVE QUOTED HOTELS IS STRICTLY SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.
THERE IS NO RESERVATION WE MADE BEFORE RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION.
IF ANY EXTREME CHANGES OF UNFORESEEN ECONOMICAL FLUCTUATION SUCH AS FUEL

SURCHARGE OR EXCHANGE OF CURRENCY RATES, OTHERWISE RATES SHOULD BE RE-
PROPOSED.

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