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(6626 reviews)

8 Days Bhutan trip with Phobjikha Valley

Pickup & Drop

Bagdogra (Siliguri)

Duration

7N - 8D

Overview & Highlights

Itinerary

Inclusions

Exclusions

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Overview & Highlights

Bhutan, known as the "Land of the Thunder Dragon," is a mystical and enchanting destination nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. With its pristine natural beauty, vibrant culture, and emphasis on Gross National Happiness, Bhutan has become a sought-after tourism hotspot. Explore this happiest country in the world, with our Bhutan Tour Packages and seek the happy vacation that you have been longing for a while.
The journey begins in Phuentsholing, the gateway to Bhutan. As one crosses the border from the Indian town of Jaigaon, a world of wonder unfolds. Phuentsholing, a bustling town, showcases the fusion of Bhutanese and Indian influences, reflecting the cross-border trade and flourishing local economy. The scenic drive from Phuentsholing to Thimphu is a feast for the senses, leaving behind the crowded streets as the road winds through picturesque landscapes.
Upon reaching Thimphu, the capital city, visitors are greeted by a unique blend of tradition and modernity. Exploring the city on foot allows for a deeper understanding of its vibrant personality. Thimphu, renowned for being the only city in the world without traffic lights, presents a captivating array of imported garments, local souvenirs, and exquisite handicrafts. The experience of strolling through its streets immerses travelers in the rhythm of daily life while offering a glimpse into the harmonious coexistence of tradition and progress.
From Thimphu, the journey continues to Punakha, a valley known for its serene beauty. En route, a stop at Dochula Pass treats visitors to breathtaking views of the Himalayas, along with a chance to savor a cup of hot coffee or tea. Punakha holds cultural and historical significance, boasting the majestic Punakha Dzong, the second oldest and second-largest dzong in Bhutan. This architectural marvel is not only a testament to Bhutan's rich heritage but also serves as the winter residence of the Je Khenpo, the chief abbot.
The final leg of the journey will take you to Paro, a picturesque region known for its fertile rice fields and the crystal-clear Paro River. Paro is home to the iconic Taktsang Monastery, popularly known as the Tiger's Nest Temple. Perched dramatically on a sheer cliff face, this sacred Buddhist site offers an awe-inspiring trekking experience and is considered one of the holiest sites in Bhutan. Exploring Paro allows visitors to delve into the country's rich history, visit the unique National Museum, and indulge in shopping for souvenirs that showcase Bhutanese craftsmanship.

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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Bagdogra. Transfer to Phuentsholing.

Upon arrival at Bagdogra Airport, meet our representative who will help you board your transfer to Bhutan.

Enjoy your drive to the last Indian border town called Jaigaon, after which you will enter Bhutan.

Here, you will arrive in Phuentsholing and complete the permit formalities.

Reach your hotel in Phuentsholing and check in to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Phuentsholing.

Day 2
Phuentsholing to Thimphu. Travel to the capital city of Bhutan.

Post breakfast in the morning start your drive to Thimphu.

Today’s road journey will take you through some of the most beautiful countryside landscapes of Bhutan.

You will pass through some meandering mountain roads lined with broad leaves forests, waterfalls, quaint villages, and towns to reach Thimphu.

En route, take a small stopover at the Chuzom Bridge from where you will see a beautiful confluence of the Paro and Thimphu rivers, along with a beautiful portrait of the King and Queen as a welcoming sign to Bhutan.

By evening, reach Thimphu and check in to your hotel.

If time permits, you can choose to explore Thimphu - the only city in the world without traffic lights or explore the local markets.

Overnight stay in Thimphu.

Day 3
Simply Bhutan Visit and transfer to Phobjikha Valley via Dochula Pass. Overnight stay in Phobjikha valley.

Post breakfast and check-out we will visit Simply Bhutan. Simply Bhutan is a Museum flaunting the rich Bhutanese culture to the world.

Later we will depart to Phobjikha Valley via Dochu La Pass. Dochu La Pass is a mountain pass in the snow covered Himalayas within Bhutan on the road from Thimphu to Punakha.

We will spend some time admiring the surrounding views of the Himalayas while sipping a hot cup of tea/coffee in the cafe at the pass.

We will also visit the 108 Druk Wangyal Chortens that are built on the pass in memory of the Bhutanese soldiers who died in “Operation All Clear” in 2003.

Later we will resume our journey to Phobjikha. Overnight stay in Phobjikha

Day 4
Visit to Gangtey Monastery , transfer to Punakha and on the way visit Suspension bridge. Overnight stay in Punakha

Have your breakfast in the morning and get ready for the day.

First stop will be Gangtey Monastery. The Gangteng Monastery, generally known as Gangtey Gonpa or Gangtey Monastery, is an important monastery of Nyingmapa school of Buddhism, the main seat of the Pema Lingpa tradition

Later we will start our journey to Punakha. After lunch, embark on a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang (temple of fertility) - a temple dedicated to Lam Drukpa Kuenley (Divine Mad Man).

This place is considered the origin of Phalluses as the symbol of fertility and protection where childless couples usually seek blessings so that they conceive.

We will end our day by visiting Suspension Bridge. The bridge offers a spectacular view of the river and valley

Check in the the hotel. Overnight stay in Punakha

Day 5
Visit Punakha Dzong . Transfer from Punakha to Paro. Overnight stay in Paro

Wake up in the morning and have your breakfast in the morning.

Post breakfast get ready to visit Punakha Dzong. The Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungthang Dewa chhenbi Phodrang, is the administrative centre of Punakha District in Punakha, Bhutan

Later, get ready to board your transfers to Paro.

Arrival in Paro and check-in to the hotel.

Have your dinner and overnight stay in Paro.

Day 6
Paro Local Sightseeing. Hike to Tiger’s Nest.

Post breakfast in the morning, get ready to watch the most magical sight of Bhutan.

Today, we will visit the famous Taktsang Monastery (Tiger Nest Temple), located 11 kms from Paro.

Drive till the starting point of the hiking trail that will take you to the Taktsang Monastery.

We will then start the hike through the beautiful pine forest to reach the magnificent Taktsang Monastery.

You will have to hike for 2-4 hours (depending on your speed), to reach one of the holiest sites in Bhutan which clings impossibly to a sheer cliff face 900 meters above the valley.

Spend some peaceful time walking around the monastery listening to the prayer chants, sound of the fluttering flags or quietly meditating in the caves of the monastery.

After spending enough time in the monastery, we will start our return journey to Paro.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.

Day 7
Paro to Siliguri. Embark on a scenic road journey.

Have your breakfast in the morning and get ready to start your return journey.

You will board your transfers and start a beautiful return road journey.

Enjoy this road journey and cross Phuetnsholing to reach India.

Reach Siliguri by evening, check-in to the hotel and rest for the day.

Overnight stay in Siliguri.

Day 8
Departure. Siliguri to Bagdogra Airport.

After breakfast in the morning, check-out and reach Bagdogra airport (by your own) according to your flight timing.

Take back a treasure of happy memories to cherish for lifetime.

NOTE: The Chimi Lakhang temple has some sexual depictions. You may want to reconsider visiting this place if you are not comfortable with children seeing these)
NOTE: Departure time from Pick Up Point to Phuentsholing Approx. 12 Pm. Plan your arrival flight timing accordingly.
NOTE: The age limit of our group departures is 16 to 42 years due to the power packed itineraries that we provide to our travelers. We can customise trips for travellers beyond the mentioned age bracket.
NOTE: Extra mattress will be provided for triple sharing occupancy.
NOTE: Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of participants etc. May cause itinerary change. We reserve the rights to change any schedule in the interest of safety, comfort and general wellbeing.
NOTE: Pick Up point Location - Silver Fir Multicuisine location Restaurant , Location- https://maps.app.goo.gl/q5oJkJrRSVxbXQKW8

Inclusions

Entire travel from Siliguri to Siliguri by shared cab.

Entry Permit for Bhutan for 7 days including all Inner Line Permits

Stay for 7 nights – 1 night in a hotel at Phuntsholing, 2 nights in a hotel at Paro, 1 night in a hotel at Thimphu, 1 night in Phobjikha, 1 night in Punakha & 1 night in a hotel at Siliguri on sharing basis

A total of 12 meals – 1 meal on Day 2 (Breakfast) + 2 meals Day 3 (Breakfast + Dinner) + 2 meals Day 4 (Breakfast + Dinner) + 2 meals Day 5 (Breakfast + Dinner) + 2 meals Day 6 (Breakfast + Dinner) + 2 meals Day 7 (Breakfast+ Dinner) + 1 meal Day 8 (Breakfast)

Driver Night Charges, Toll Tax, Parking Charges, etc.

Local English speaking guide.

Guided Trek to Taktsang Monastery

SDF (Bhutan Sustainable Development Fees)- 1200/- per night per person

Travel Insurance included

Team Captain through out the trip

Medical and First Aid Kit

Exclusions

GST (5%) is applicable extra.

Any kind of food or beverage that is not included in the package like alcoholic drinks, mineral water, meals/refreshments/lunches on the highway.

Any personal expenses like a tip to the drivers, camera/video camera charges, camel safari, river rafting, laundry, telephone bills, tips, etc

Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc. (to be borne directly by the customer on the spot)

Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

Cost arises due to any change in tourism policy between Bhutan – India travel and trade policies.

Cost arises due to change or delay in flight timings. WanderOn as a responsible travel partner will definitely try to minimise the impact of delay but wanderon shall not be liable/responsible for such incidents.

Airport Pick up and drop not included.

Entry tickets to any Monuments are not included.

Other Info

Must Carry
  • Authentic Government ID Card- Passport (Minimum valid for 6 months from the date of departure from India)
  • Tourists should have travel insurance for the duration of the trip
  • Covid vaccination certificate

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Travel Essentials
    gears
    • a rucksack bag and a day pack
    • 3-litre water bladder or water bottle
    clothes
    • a sun cap and a woolen cap
    • UV protected sunglasses
    • Cotton long sleeves and short sleeve t-shirts/ shirts
    • 1 fleece jacket
    • Pants and shorts
    • Sets of undergarments
    • Pair of socks
    • A small towel
    • A rain jacket or a poncho
    footwear
    • Sport Shoes / Sneakers
    • Flip flops/sandals
    medication
    • Glucose powder
    • Medicines for headaches, diarrhoea, motion and altitude sickness
    • Dettol
    • Bandages
    • Cotton
    personal accessories
    • toothpaste, toothbrush
    • Paper soap, or sanitizer
    • Sunscreen minimum of spf40 , lip balm, cold creams
    • Body spray
    • LED torch light

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Reviews

VENISHA SEQUEIRA

28 Dec, 2019

It was my second trip (Bhutan and Coorg) with WanderOn and the memory is still vivid in my mind. It started with a solo Trip- all strangers. And when it ended, I got some amazing new friends. Their travel plan was not just about sightseeing, rather it also included different fun activities. The captains were brilliant always on their toes to help and did follow up every day till the tour ends. Overall, it’s was a good experience. I would give these guys 10 stars if I could. Book them now and you won't have to worry about your trip. Looking forward to see you guys again😊😊🤗

YUVARAJ911

28 Dec, 2019

Bhutan was our first Himalayan trip. Really those days were memorable thought my life. The bikes provided by them RE 500 classic were in good condition, mechanic and team leader were so humble and nice person really they made trip memorable. Hotels were also good. Really enjoyed thanks WonderOn.

CHANNAVEERESH HIREGOUDRU

7 Dec, 2019

It was a dream come true Bhutan trip with like minded people in awesome destination with adventure touch. WanderOn provided us right package for Bhutan bike ride with good condition RE classic 500 bikes, friendly captain, mechanic and local guide and good hotels. This is my first trip with wanderOn and it was awesome trip. I highly suggest this for anyone looking for great tour packages.

LOHITH VANAMU

7 Dec, 2019

I had a wonderful time traveling to Bhutan with WanderOn. The tour schedule was well planned and accommodation is so good. The best part of the trip is the team captain and the local Bhutan people who became the soul of the entire team. They gave their best to make the trip a memorable one.

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