Days: 07 Nights - 06 Days
Destination Covered:
Phuentsholing - Thimphu - Punakha - Paro.

(starting price per person)

  • Country with highest gross happiness quotient in the world.
  • No pollution.
  • No crowd (very less population).
  • No traffic jams hence no honking.
  • 100% nature, lush green…..pure and virgin environment.
  • No VISA required.
  • Next door neighboring country – well connected with Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra and Guwahati.

Bhutan Packages for Indian/Bangladeshi Nationals valid from 01 June to 31 Aug 2014 & 01 to 31 Dec 2014 Per Person Net and Non-commissionable cost on twin sharing basis in Indian rupees on min. 02 Pax traveling together.

CPAI Off Season

Category02 PAX04 PAX06 PAX08 PAXSRSExtra BedCNB
Luxury 60279 52909 49499 50269 38169 31789 16169
Deluxe 43779 36409 32999 33769 22109 17599 6269
Superior 33219 25849 22329 23099 10119 19469 4069
Standard 30909 23429 20019 20789 8909 12979 3739

MAPAI Off Season

Category02 PAX04 PAX06 PAX08 PAXSRSExtra BedCNB
Luxury 73919 66439 63029 63799 38719 42019 9569
Deluxe 49389 41909 38499 39269 21779 25629 5499
Superior 36189 28819 25299 26069 1000918589 3739
Standard 34319 26839 23429 24199 857918259 3299
Day 01: Arrival Phuentsholing

Meeting & greeting upon arrival at Bhutan’s border town of Phuentsholing. The gateway to the south, Phuentsholing is a thriving commercial centre on the northern edge of the Indian plains. Situated at the base of Himalayan foothills, Phuentsholing is a fascinating mixture of Indian and Bhutanese, a perfect example of mingling of people and their culture. Rest of the day free at leisure.

Evening visit to Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang, the temple representing heaven of Guru Rinpoche. Then take a stroll around town and local market. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 02: Phuentsholing – Thimphu Drive: Approx 180 Kms/06 Hrs

Morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel drive to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan situated at the altitude of 2,400m. 4 km ahead of Phuentsholing, visit Kharbandi Goemba, the beautiful monastery built by Royal Grand Mother. After visiting continue drive to Thimphu & en route visit Simtokha Dzong the oldest fortress of the Kingdom which now houses the School for religious and cultural studies. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 03: In Thimphu

Morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel visit to National Memorial Chorten: The building of this landmark was envisaged by the third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, as a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it is both a memorial to the Late King (“the Father of modern Bhutan”) and a monument to world peace. The paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 04: Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdi (Drive: Approx 77 Kms/ 03 Hrs)

Morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel Punakha an old winter capital of Bhutan. En-route stop at Dochu LaPass, 10,000ft/3,048m to view the eastern Himalayas, including Bhutan's highest mountain, Gangkar Punsum, 24,770ft/7,550m. The road then drops down through varied –ever changing forest, finally emerging into the highly cultivated Punakha valley.

Afternoon you will make a short trek to visit the Crown Prince's chorten and nearby villages. You return on a different route through the village to Sonagasa (the King’s winter residence) and through to Punakha Dzong, following the Mo chu river. You will meet the vehicle and visit huge impressive Punakha Dzong.

Punakha Dzong: Its proper name is Pungthang Dechen Phodrang, which means the Palace of Great Happiness. The Dzong is located on the confluence of Phochu and Mochu rivers and was constructed by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1637-38 near Dzongchung or the little Dzong, built in 1328 by Ngagi Rinchen (which can be still seen opposite the main Dzong). The Dzong was damaged by flood, earth quake and several times by fire and was rebuilt each time to its original grandeur. The Dzong houses the most sacred relics of the Drukpa Kagyu school including the Rangjung Kasarpani, and the mummified remains of Zhabdrung Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who passed away here in 1651. In 1907 (on 17 Dec) Punakha Dzong was the site of the coronation of Ugyen Wangchuck as the first King of Bhutan. It is the district administrative center of Punakha Dzongkhag and the winter home of Bhutan's Central Monastic Body led by HH the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot).
Khamsum Yuley Chorten: Khamsum Yuley Namgay Chorten was built in 1990s and took period of nearly 10 years. It was built by Queen Mother and dedicated to the King and for the well being of Bhutanese. It majestically located on a ridge, with amazing views of the country side. It is one of the finest Bhutanese architects. It is located in idyllic countryside north of Punakha, about 30 minutes drive from town. From the parking, it is another 45 minutes uphill walk through the rice fields and the return portion downhill takes around 30 minutes. In the summer or during the rainfall, the trails could be muddy and slippery. After return walk back, there is an option to walk along the riverside, following the ancient trail that goes through farmlands, homes, Sonagasa village and arrive near Punakha Dzong. This extra walk takes another two hours or so. It is particularly interesting for those interested in birding and to enjoy the walk viewing the countryside. Overnight at hotel, Punakha / Wangduephodrang.

Day 05: Punakha – Paro Drive: Approx 143 Kms/05 Hrs

Morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel drive to Paro. En route visit to Simtokha Dzong. This dzong, built in 1627 is the oldest in Bhutan. It now houses the Institute for Language and Culture Studies.

Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: In Paro

Morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel visit to Ta Dzong Dzong (Sun, Mon Govt holiday closed), which in the past served as watchtower for Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong) (Open 10-4pm - closed on Monday). Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam. A walk through the bridge, over a stone inlaid path, offers a good view of the architectural wonder of the Dzong as well as life around it. It is also the venue of Paro Tshechu, held once a year in the spring Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 07: Paro - Phuentsholing Drive: Approx 176 Kms/06 Hrs

Morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel drive to Phuentsholling. En route stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Paro and Thimpu rivers with three different style of stupas adorn this confluence - Drive further through Chapcha and later take glimpse of famous Chukha Dam and the magnificent Vince waterfall before Gedu town. Upon arrival proceed for check-in at hotel. The evening is free for leisure and shopping. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08: Phuentsholing Departure

Morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel transfer to Phuentsholing (Bhutan India Border) for onward journey.
Note: Check in time at the International airport in India is 03 Hrs prior to the departure flight schedule.
***Tour Terminates***

Tour Cost Includes

  • Total no. of hotel nights in Bhutan as per mentioned in the program using base category rooms with daily breakfast & dinner at the hotel.
  • Local English speaking guide during the sightseeing.
  • All transfers, sightseeing’s & excursions by an private Non A/c vehicle i.e. Santa Fe – 1-2 pax; Hiace – 3-8 Pax; Coaster – 9 pax and above
  • Necessary permits to visit Bhutan.
  • Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes. Any hikes in these fee / taxes will be extra.

Tour Cost Excludes

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, laundry, telephone calls, mineral water, soft drinks, tips, shopping etc.
  • Monument entrance fee during the sightseeing approx. Rs. 250 – 350 per person.
  • Festival period supplements at hotels if any in Bhutan.
  • Any other meals / services not mentioned in the program.
  • Any air fare.
  • Govt. Service Tax @ 3.09%

Special Notes

  • Indian nationals must possess a valid Indian Passport with minimum 06 month validity or voter ID card however children’s below 12 Yrs can travel with their school photo ID card accompanied with birth certificate in original.
  • To visit places other than Paro & Thimphu, a road permit is required for which guests shall have to personally visit immigration office in Thimphu along with our guide on any working day.
  • Check in time is 1400 Hrs / check out time is 1200 Noon at the Hotels except few hotels / cities.
  • All drive times are approximate and are subject to change.
  • Vehicle shall be strictly as per the itinerary & not on disposal, vehicle after 6 pm would attract additional charges.
  • For International flight check-in time is 03 hours before the departure time.