Days: 07 Nights - 06 Days
Destination Covered:
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 66549 60279 57419 57969 47299 38829 18919
Deluxe 48069 41799 38829 39489 31129 18479 8249
Superior 30029 23759 20899 21449 9789 22549 3849
Standard 26729 20459 17489 18149 8359 10999 3519

MAPAI Off Season

Category02 PAX04 PAX06 PAX08 PAXSRSExtra BedCNB
Luxury 84809 78429 75569 76229 47519 52689 21559
Deluxe 56319 50049 47189 47739 31129 32229 15619
Superior 33879 27609 24639 25299 10339 19249 8579
Standard 31349 25079 22219 22769 8369 19139 8029
Day 01: Arrival Paro – Thimphu Drive: Approx 65 Kms/01-1/2 Hrs

Meeting & greeting upon arrival at Paro Airport & 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.

Bhutan takes you over the great Himalayas, offering the scintillating scenery of the world's highest glacial peaks. Paro Valley you will see the silvery Pa Chu (Paro River) meandering down the valley, the Paro Dzong (fortress) and Ta Dzong (watch tower). Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 02: 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 03: Thimphu – Punakha Drive: Approx 77 Kms/ 03 Hrs

Morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel Punakha. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Later we can take another short walk through villages to visit Chimi Lhakhang temple, dedicated to saint Drukpa Kuenley, affectionately known as “the divine madman”, for his unconventional ways of teaching using dirty jokes. We also have time in between to visit local school and villages. Overight in Punakha.

Day 04: In Punakha

Morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel sightseeing tour of Punakha & visit to Punakha Dzong & Khamsum Yuley Chorten.

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 the Hotel.

Day 05: Punakha – Paro Drive: Approx 142 Kms/04-1/2 Hrs

Morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel drive back to Paro drive through the idyllic countryside north of Punakha and trek for about (½ hr each way) to visit Khamsum Yeulley Chorten temple. In addition to its great art-works, there walk to and from is interesting through the paddies and village and the view is also magnificent. Visit the impressive Punakha Dzong, located at the confluence of Pho and Mochu rivers. Afternoon we have one more opportunity to see the incredible mountain views from Dochula pass. The areas around the pass are also rich in flora and fauna.

Kichu Lhakhang: Kyichu is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan built in the 7th century by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. The story goes that a giant demoness lay across Tibet and the Himalayas, which was preventing the spread of Buddhism. To overcome her, King Songtsen Gampo decided to build 108 temples in a single day to pin the ogress to the earth forever in 659AD. Of these 108 temples, 12 were built in accordance with precise plans at key points. The temple of Jokhang in Lhasa was built over the very heart of the demoness and Kichu is said to have been built on the left foot.

Dungtshe Lhakhang: Dungtse Lhakhang was constructed by the great bridge-builder Thangtong Gyelpo in 1433. It is said to have been built on the head of demoness, who was causing illness to the inhabitants. The building was restored in 1841 and is a unique repository of Kagyu lineage arts. You may or may not be permitted inside but can walk around this three-storey Chorten-type building. Overnight at the Hotel. Day 06: Paro – Tiger Nest - Paro

Morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel excursion to Tiger Nest.
'Tiger's Nest' or Taktshang as it is often referred to for Taktshang Pelphung monastery, is one of the most venerated and famous of Bhutan's monasteries. It is located on the face of a 900m sheer cliff. It is an impressive and unmissable site, but accessible only by walk or to ride mules/pony. From the trail head at Rumtokto (2600m), the walk till the Cafeteria is a steep one hour uphill (about 350m ascent). From the Cafeteria (2940m), one can get a good close-up view of Taktshang. Savor views of the monastery over a well deserved cup of tea and biscuits at the cafeteria and continue uphill for another 45 minutes to a high observation point (3140m) where there is a Chorten. From this vantage point, the lookout to the monastery is a very spectacular and seems almost close enough to touch. It is now on the other side of a deep chasm, only around 150m away as bird flies, but takes half hour or even more to reach. Continue down the flight of cliff-hanging steps on the narrow trail to a beautiful waterfall that plunges down the deep chasm and alongside is a retreat hermitage, jammed dramatically into a rock crevice. Then climb up the flight of steep steps to the monastery. At any point on this walk, you can always return if you find it too difficult. Once inside the monastery, there are several shrines or temples with few monks in residence. After visiting Taktshang monastery's many shrines, most tours schedule lunch at the Cafeteria upon return. After lunch, retrace back to the road-head where you started in the morning. The return from Cafeteria is all downhill and takes just over half hour. Further, if you have more time, energy and ready for more challenging day, you can start early and trek beyond Takstang to see several monasteries, temples, retreat houses in the surrounding area. The most notable among them are Zangdopelri and Ugyen Tsemo. Pony/horse can be hired for ride up till the Cafeteria. However you cannot ride beyond the cafeteria or come down hill on the horse. According to the legend, Guru Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche, who spread the Buddhism across the entire Himalayas is said to have flown here in the 8th century on the back of a Tigress, in order to subdue negative spiritual forces that were hostile to spread of Buddhism. In 853, one of his students, Pelgyi Senge mediated here in the main cave. The stupa inside one of the temples contains his mortal remains and therefore the cave is known as 'Pelphung or Pelgi's cave'. Subsequently many great spiritual masters such as Milarepa, Thangthong Gyalpo, Phajo Dugom Zhigpo, Shadrung and many others, passed periods here in profound meditation. In 1692, Tenzin Rabgye built a two storey temple around what little may have existed previously. This was expanded and refurbished many times over the period of time. Taktshang and several temples in the area were burnt down in 1951 by fire accident but much of them remained intact and most of the relics were saved. Soon after, the, Taktshang was rebuilt by population of Tsento village. Again in April of 1998, a major fire destroyed the main structure of the building and its contents (some believe it to be arson). Reconstruction began in 2000 and was completed and consecrated after extensive efforts and financial support of Governments as well as donors. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 07: In Paro

Morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel sightseeing tour of Paro & to Ta Dzong (Sun, Mon Govt holiday closed), which in the past served as watchtower for Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong) and now houses the National Museum (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.

National Museum Established in 1967, the museum is housed inside a circular Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower. It has fascinating collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha paintings, households stuffs, arms, handicrafts, stuffed animals and Bhutan's famous Stamps among others. Overnight at the Hotel. Day 08: Paro Departure

Morning after buffet breakfast at hotel transfer to PBH airport in time to board flight for onward destination.
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.