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Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata

 

 

Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata: Overview

Bhutan is famous for its culture and its activity. It is blessed with rich culture landscape which forms the basis of Country's tours, trek and special interest tours. In this tour package you will cover some famous places of Bhutan which is Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and other local siteseeings. Holidaytravel.co offers a lot of picturesque destinations where you can see amazing mountain views, immense scenic beauty, beautiful ancient Buddhist monasteries and a unique culture and lifestyle of Bhutan.

 

                                                                            (Bhutan)

 

 

Why you must visit Bhutan

Bhutan is special for its cusines and culture, tourist must visit Bhutan specially in spring season. There are many reasons to visit Bhutan at once in a life, the number of visitors come to see the culture of Buddhist tradition and there is a several reason to visit Bhutan. It is famous for its concept of Gross National Happiness, Bhutan is the best place to visit when you want to break away from the monotony of a hectic, stressful lifestyle. Often considered an offbeat destination, Mostly tourist offer to come Bhutan during the most famous festival which is Thimphu Tshechu

 

 

 

Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata: Rates & Date

Package Category Package Cost Per Person
Valid from 1 oct to 31 March Valid from 1 april to 31 August
Standard (2 star Hotel) Rs.17,999 Rs.15,999
Delux (3 star Hotel) Rs.20,999 Rs.18,999
Luxury (5star Hotel) Rs.27,999 Rs.25,999

 

Package includes

  • 06 nights accommodation at respective hotels mentioned above
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Arrival / Departure transfer.
  • 2 Night in Thimphu
  • 2 Nights in Punakha
  • 2 Nights in Paro
  • Applicable entrance fees of the above sightseeing places.
  • An English speaking guide during the sightseeing tour.
  • An AC vehicle will be provided.

 

Cost exclude

  • Airport departure tax
  • Lunch / Dinner
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under inclusions
  • Expenses of personal nature such as beverages, porterage, tips, telephone, laundry, insurance etc.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control

 

 

 

Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata:  Hotels

City 2 star Hotels 3 star Hotels 5 star Hotels
Thimphu Khamum Inn Hotel Pedling Taj Tashi
Punakha Dochula Resort Damchen Resort  Dhensa Boutique Resort
Paro Olathang Hotel Amankora Paro Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront

 

 

 

Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata: Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrived at Paro

Arrived at Paro airport and meet with our representative and you will proceed for Thimphu which is 55 km far away from Paro, spend rest of the time in your leisure. Overnight stay in Thimphu

 

 

Day 02: Local siteseeings of Thimphu

After breakfast and get ready you will visit to some famous sites of Thimphu which includes Memorial Chorten, Simtokha Dzong. After having a lunch in a nearest restaurant then you will visit to some more places i.e  National Library, Changangkha Lhakhang and Buddha Point and in the evening back to hotel. Overnight stay in Thimphu

 

 

Simtokha Dzong:  This dzong, built in 1627 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, stands on a low ridge 8 km down the valley from Thimphu. The Institute for Language and Cultural Studies is located here. The most noteworthy artistic feature of this dzong is the series of over 300 finely worked slate carvings behind the prayer wheels in the courtyard.

 

 

National Library: The history of Bhutan lies imprinted in archaic texts, which are preserved at the National Library. Besides thousands of manuscripts and ancient texts, the library also has modern academic books and printing blocks for prayer flags.

 

 

Changangkha Lhakhang:  It is a fortress like temple and monastic school perched on a ridge above Thimphu, south of Motithang. The temple was established in 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drugom Shigpo, who came from Tibet. The central statue here is Chenrezig in a manifestation with 11 heads. From temple courtyard, there is fascinating view of Thimphu valley.

 

 

Buddha Point:  Located at a short drive from Thimphu city centre, visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley.

 

                                                                              (Budha Point)   

 

 

Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha & Wangduephodrang

After breakfast you will proceed for Punakha which 75 km away from Punakha and after reach you will visit some famous sites of Punakha which is Punakha Dzong, Chimi Lhakhang. After having a lunch you will visit some more places which is Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang (Nunnery), Khamsum Yueling Monastery. Overnight stay in Punakha

 

 

Unakha Dzong: The Punakha Dzong, often referred to as the 'Palace of Happiness', is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. This spectacular emblem of Bhutanese religious architecture sits right at the confluence of the Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu rivers and is perhaps the obvious key to unlocking Punakha’s secrets.  The dzong is believed to be prophesied by Guru Rinpoche. The ‘one hundred pillar hall’, which has exquisite murals, is a sight to see. The Nag Yul Bum Temple has an original volume of the Kanjur, the holy book of the Drukpa school of thought, in gold.

 

 

 

Chimi Lhakhang: The Chimi Lhakhang Monastery calls for at least one visit when in Punakha. This extraordinary temple is popularly known to be the fertility temple among many and is frequented by childless couples and others alike for blessings. Built in the 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kunley who was popularly known as the ‘Divine Madman’, the temple has a rollicking tale to tell.

The Tantric Buddhist saint is revered both in Tibet and in Bhutan, and known for his crazy wisdom. He is believed to have worshipped the phallus and sought to encourage monks to look above conventional morality, even in ancient days. Tales of his unorthodox methods of teaching are popular throughout town, and it is common to come across houses with paintings of phalluses on their walls for good luck.

 

Khamsum Yueling Monastery: The temple was built by the Queen Mother to promote world peace and for the sound health and long life of the King.It is elaborately built and contains some of the finest spiritual artworks painted on the inner walls. The temple exhibits paintings of Buddhist teachers and tutelary deities of Bhutan. It took 10 years to complete the temple and is a fine specimen of Bhutanese architecture.

 

Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang (Nunnery) : The Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang is a temple plus nunnery perched on a ridge overlooking Toebesa, Punakha and Wangduephodrang valleys.The lhakhang comprises a double storied temple, a chorten resembling Nepal’s boudhanath stupa and a nunnery complex. The lhakhang was consecrated by His Holiness the Je Khenpo and the event was attended by His Majesty the King, the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, members of the royal family along with hundreds of people from Punakha.

 

 

Day 04: Punakha & Wangduephodrang (Excursion to Gangtey)

 

After breakfast you will visit Wangduephodrang which include Gangtey Sanghacholing Goenpa, Phobjikha Valley, The temple of Sha Radap, Rinchengang Village and Villages of Gaselo and Nahee. Overnight stay in Punakha.

 

 

Wangduephodrang DZONG: Stretched along the hilltop above the confluence of the Punatsangchhu and Dhangchhu rivers, the imposing Wangdue Phodrang DZONG is the town’s most visible feature. This is the main attraction of the town. The DZONG is situated above the confluence of two rivers Punakha Chu and Tang Chu. The visitors are allowed in the eve of Wangduephodrang Tsechu (Tsechu means festival) which is celebrated in autumn.

 

                                                          (Wangduephodrang DZONG)

 

 

Gangtey Sanghacholing Goenpa: It is the largest Nyingma monastery in Bhutan.This monastery was founded in 1613 by Gyalse Pema Thinley, the grandson of Tertön (treasure revealer) Pema Lingpa. and further extended in later into larger Goenpa by the 2nd reincarnation Tenzin Legpai Dhendup. Today, the monastery is under the headship of the 9th reincarnation of the Gangtey Trulku. Gangtey Goenpa underwent major renovation that lasted for almost eight years and was completed in 2008.

 

 

Phobjikha Valley: In the mountains east of Wangduephodrang lies the beautiful Phobjikha valley. Phobjikha valley is a glacial valley on the western slopes of the black mountain range bordering the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park is the largest and most significant of all wetlands in the Bhutan. Phobjikha Valley is located at an altitude of 2900 meters or 9600 feet, above the sea level takes about two hours of drive from Wangdue Phodrang,. It covers an area of 2,227 hectares approximately. There is no telephone or electricity. It lies at an average altitude of 3000 m and falls within the Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park. The valley has a stream flowing through thickets of dwarf bamboo, and small settlements of wood cabins and traditional homes. The valley is an important wildlife centre in Bhutan and is the roosting ground of the endangered blacked necked cranes that fly there from the Tibtean plateau during the winter.

 

 

The temple of Sha Radap: The temple of Sha Radap, the guardian deity of Wangdue Phodrang region is worth paying a visit. The temple located close to the town is houses the image of the deity. Locals pay frequent visits to the temple to seek his blessings and to name their new born child. You can roll the dice at the temple, seek his blessings and your wishes may come true and fulfilled.

 

 

Rinchengang Village: It is a small clustered village facing the Wangdue DZONG is known for its skill in traditional method of stone masonry. It is about 20 minutes hike uphill with great view of the DZONG, valley and the river.

 

Villages of Gaselo and Nahee: Enjoy the delights of the two villages in the west of the province. Take picnic lunches and drive to these villages on day excursions. Village life there is still medieval and farmers are ever happy to see visitors. Fascinate yourself during rice plantation in early summer. Experience the joy and drudgery of farming life. In autumn share the happiness of farmers over a bountiful harvest.

 

 

 

Day 05: Punakha to Paro (120km / 3 hours)

After breakfast you will proceed for Paro which is 120 km from Punakha. After reach and having lunch you will visit Tiger Nest Monastery, Drukchoeding and Dumtse Lhakang. In the evening back to hotel for overnight.

 

Tiger Nest Monastery: Tighter Nest Monastery (Taktsang Lhakhang) is Bhutan’s most iconic landmark and religious site. The name Taktsang translates to “The Tiger’s Nest”. This temple is one of the most holy sites in the kingdom. It is believed that Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) flew to this location from Tibet on the back of a tigress from Khenpajong. The cave has been considered a sacred site ever since and many famous saints have travelled to meditate in it.

In order to arrive at the temple you must trek for around 2-3 hours through beautiful, shady pine forests that is colorfully festooned with moss and prayer flags. On many days, clouds shroud the monastery and give an eerie feeling of remoteness. No trip to Bhutan would be complete without a visit to this remarkable heritage site.

 

Drukchoeding: Drukchoeding also known as Tshongdoe Naktshang, the quiet and peaceful Druk Choeding is the town temple. It was built in 1525 by Ngawang Chhogyel (1465–1540), one of the prince-abbots of Ralung in Tibet and an ancestor of the Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The main statue is of a seated Jampa (future Buddha). Also present are the local protectors Gyenyen, Jichu Drakey and Hong Gyelri, surrounded by a fearsome collection of old Bhutanese

 

                                                                        (Drukchoeding)

 

Dumtse Lhakang: To the west of the road leading to the National Museum is Dumtse Lhakhang, an unusual chorten-like temple that was built in 1433 (some sources say 1421) by the iron-bridge builder Thangtong Gyalpo. The temple was built to subdue a demoness and so is chained firmly to the ground. Its three floors represent hell, earth and heaven, and hold some of the finest murals in Bhutan. It's essential to bring a good torch. Your travel agency may need to have Dumtse listed on your permits, so mention you'd like to stop here in advance. Overnight Hotel in Paro

 

 

Day 06: Paro siteseeings

Today after breakfast you will proceed for Haa valley which is located about 3 hours west of Paro. On the way you can enjoy a beautiful view of Bhutan’s 2 highest and best known peaks the Jichu Drake and Mount Jumolhari, some times of a clear day you might be able to catch a glimpse of Mount Kunchenjunga the 3rd highest mountain in the world from this view point. From there we will descend down into the Haa Valley down to the town of Haa.

There are many small temples and monasteries in the district with the most important being the Lhakhang Karpo( White Temple) and the Lhakhang Nagpo ( Black Temple). The Lhakhang Nagpo’s central shine is said to be identical to the central shrine of the Jowo Temple in Lhasa, Tibet. After spending the day in the valley we will return back to Paro for the night.

Overnight hotel in Paro

 

 

Day 07: Departs from Paro

Today your trip is over and after breakfast your guide will take you to Paro International Airport to board your departure flight, and you return back with lots of good memories.

 

 

 

How to reach Bhutan

 

By Air: The Cochin International Airport is well connected to major cities all across India and the world. From the airport, the main city centre is about 29 kilometres away. Buses, taxis, cabs, and trains can be used for the purpose of reaching the requisite destination from the airport.

 

 

By Bus: Cochin has a strong network of Kerala State Run Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus services that connects it to all the major cities in Kerala and with some of the major cities in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Air-conditioned deluxe Volvo bus services are available from Cochin to cities such as Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Trivandrum.

 

 

 By Train: Cochin is well connected to all the major railway stations in India. Most of the Kerala bound trains have a stop at either of the two railway stations in Cochin – Ernakulam Town Station and Ernakulam Junction Station. From the railway station, one can board a bus, a taxi or a cab to reach the required destination in Cochin.

 

 

 

Best time to visit Bhutan

Spring and Autumn are the best time to visit Bhutan. Having said so, summer and winter have their own draws and attractions. Spring is the favourite time to visit Bhutan. Nature lovers who are keen on local flora should consider visiting Bhutan end of April or in May. Flowers would be in full bloom then

 

 

 

Famous food of Bhutan

There are many special dishes to eat it Bhutan which are

Ema Datshi (chilies and cheese): If there is one national dish of Bhutan, this is it. It’s so ubiquitous that some say if you haven’t eaten ema datshi, you haven’t been to Bhutan. The locals eat the stew, which is similar to a curry, daily along with red rice. It’s made of green, yellow or red chilies, yak or cow’s milk cheese, onions and tomatoes. Taste very carefully, though. The chilies of Bhutan are high up on the Scoville Heat Scale and are meant to make you warm enough to sweat.

 

 

Phaksha Paa (Pork with Red Chilies): A classic Bhutanese stew of strips of boneless pork shoulder simmered slowly until tender with mooli (daikon radish), ginger, bok choy, and–you guessed it–chili powder. When finished, the stew is topped with dried pork and fresh green chili strips and served with rice.

 

 

 

Momos (Dumplings)Bhutan: This is one food that Western travelers may have sampled, since the momo has immigrated to India and is quite similar to the Chinese dumpling. Throughout the Himalayas–from Nepal and Tibet to Bhutan– these steamed buns are eaten as treats. They may be stuffed with almost anything, but the typical fillings are minced pork or beef, cabbage, or fresh cheese mixed with spices such as garlic, ginger and coriander.

 

 

 

Shopping in Bhutan

“Bhutia” markets are colourful heaps of shawls, sweaters, coats and trinkets of turquoise and coral. The women in their traditional attire (“bakus”) may not speak your language but will help you make the right choice. The Handicraft Emporium in the main street in Thimphu sells an assortment of hand-woven goods and handicrafts. You can order silver and gold ornaments to your taste at the Thimphu Valley and they will specially craft it for you. Thangka paintings and Bhutanese stamps make great souvenirs. Philatelists around the world prize these stamps, which are printed on silk and metal foil

 



Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata: Rates & Date

Package Category Package Cost Per Person
Valid from 1 oct to 31 March Valid from 1 april to 31 August
Standard (2 star Hotel) Rs.17,999 Rs.15,999
Delux (3 star Hotel) Rs.20,999 Rs.18,999
Luxury (5star Hotel) Rs.27,999 Rs.25,999

 

Package includes

  • 06 nights accommodation at respective hotels mentioned above
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Arrival / Departure transfer.
  • 2 Night in Thimphu
  • 2 Nights in Punakha
  • 2 Nights in Paro
  • Applicable entrance fees of the above sightseeing places.
  • An English speaking guide during the sightseeing tour.
  • An AC vehicle will be provided.

 

Cost exclude

  • Airport departure tax
  • Lunch / Dinner
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under inclusions
  • Expenses of personal nature such as beverages, porterage, tips, telephone, laundry, insurance etc.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control

 

 

 

Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata:  Hotels

City 2 star Hotels 3 star Hotels 5 star Hotels
Thimphu Khamum Inn Hotel Pedling Taj Tashi
Punakha Dochula Resort Damchen Resort  Dhensa Boutique Resort
Paro Olathang Hotel Amankora Paro Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront



Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata: Rates & Date

Package Category Package Cost Per Person
Valid from 1 oct to 31 March Valid from 1 april to 31 August
Standard (2 star Hotel) Rs.17,999 Rs.15,999
Delux (3 star Hotel) Rs.20,999 Rs.18,999
Luxury (5star Hotel) Rs.27,999 Rs.25,999

 

Package includes

  • 06 nights accommodation at respective hotels mentioned above
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Arrival / Departure transfer.
  • 2 Night in Thimphu
  • 2 Nights in Punakha
  • 2 Nights in Paro
  • Applicable entrance fees of the above sightseeing places.
  • An English speaking guide during the sightseeing tour.
  • An AC vehicle will be provided.

 

Cost exclude

  • Airport departure tax
  • Lunch / Dinner
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under inclusions
  • Expenses of personal nature such as beverages, porterage, tips, telephone, laundry, insurance etc.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control

 

 

 

Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata:  Hotels

City 2 star Hotels 3 star Hotels 5 star Hotels
Thimphu Khamum Inn Hotel Pedling Taj Tashi
Punakha Dochula Resort Damchen Resort  Dhensa Boutique Resort
Paro Olathang Hotel Amankora Paro Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront

Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata: Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrived at Paro

Arrived at Paro airport and meet with our representative and you will proceed for Thimphu which is 55 km far away from Paro, spend rest of the time in your leisure. Overnight stay in Thimphu

 

 

Day 02: Local siteseeings of Thimphu

After breakfast and get ready you will visit to some famous sites of Thimphu which includes Memorial Chorten, Simtokha Dzong. After having a lunch in a nearest restaurant then you will visit to some more places i.e  National Library, Changangkha Lhakhang and Buddha Point and in the evening back to hotel. Overnight stay in Thimphu

 

 

Simtokha Dzong:  This dzong, built in 1627 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, stands on a low ridge 8 km down the valley from Thimphu. The Institute for Language and Cultural Studies is located here. The most noteworthy artistic feature of this dzong is the series of over 300 finely worked slate carvings behind the prayer wheels in the courtyard.

 

 

National Library: The history of Bhutan lies imprinted in archaic texts, which are preserved at the National Library. Besides thousands of manuscripts and ancient texts, the library also has modern academic books and printing blocks for prayer flags.

 

 

Changangkha Lhakhang:  It is a fortress like temple and monastic school perched on a ridge above Thimphu, south of Motithang. The temple was established in 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drugom Shigpo, who came from Tibet. The central statue here is Chenrezig in a manifestation with 11 heads. From temple courtyard, there is fascinating view of Thimphu valley.

 

 

Buddha Point:  Located at a short drive from Thimphu city centre, visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley.

 

                                                                              (Budha Point)   

 

 

Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha & Wangduephodrang

After breakfast you will proceed for Punakha which 75 km away from Punakha and after reach you will visit some famous sites of Punakha which is Punakha Dzong, Chimi Lhakhang. After having a lunch you will visit some more places which is Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang (Nunnery), Khamsum Yueling Monastery. Overnight stay in Punakha

 

 

Unakha Dzong: The Punakha Dzong, often referred to as the 'Palace of Happiness', is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. This spectacular emblem of Bhutanese religious architecture sits right at the confluence of the Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu rivers and is perhaps the obvious key to unlocking Punakha’s secrets.  The dzong is believed to be prophesied by Guru Rinpoche. The ‘one hundred pillar hall’, which has exquisite murals, is a sight to see. The Nag Yul Bum Temple has an original volume of the Kanjur, the holy book of the Drukpa school of thought, in gold.

 

 

 

Chimi Lhakhang: The Chimi Lhakhang Monastery calls for at least one visit when in Punakha. This extraordinary temple is popularly known to be the fertility temple among many and is frequented by childless couples and others alike for blessings. Built in the 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kunley who was popularly known as the ‘Divine Madman’, the temple has a rollicking tale to tell.

The Tantric Buddhist saint is revered both in Tibet and in Bhutan, and known for his crazy wisdom. He is believed to have worshipped the phallus and sought to encourage monks to look above conventional morality, even in ancient days. Tales of his unorthodox methods of teaching are popular throughout town, and it is common to come across houses with paintings of phalluses on their walls for good luck.

 

Khamsum Yueling Monastery: The temple was built by the Queen Mother to promote world peace and for the sound health and long life of the King.It is elaborately built and contains some of the finest spiritual artworks painted on the inner walls. The temple exhibits paintings of Buddhist teachers and tutelary deities of Bhutan. It took 10 years to complete the temple and is a fine specimen of Bhutanese architecture.

 

Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang (Nunnery) : The Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang is a temple plus nunnery perched on a ridge overlooking Toebesa, Punakha and Wangduephodrang valleys.The lhakhang comprises a double storied temple, a chorten resembling Nepal’s boudhanath stupa and a nunnery complex. The lhakhang was consecrated by His Holiness the Je Khenpo and the event was attended by His Majesty the King, the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, members of the royal family along with hundreds of people from Punakha.

 

 

Day 04: Punakha & Wangduephodrang (Excursion to Gangtey)

 

After breakfast you will visit Wangduephodrang which include Gangtey Sanghacholing Goenpa, Phobjikha Valley, The temple of Sha Radap, Rinchengang Village and Villages of Gaselo and Nahee. Overnight stay in Punakha.

 

 

Wangduephodrang DZONG: Stretched along the hilltop above the confluence of the Punatsangchhu and Dhangchhu rivers, the imposing Wangdue Phodrang DZONG is the town’s most visible feature. This is the main attraction of the town. The DZONG is situated above the confluence of two rivers Punakha Chu and Tang Chu. The visitors are allowed in the eve of Wangduephodrang Tsechu (Tsechu means festival) which is celebrated in autumn.

 

                                                          (Wangduephodrang DZONG)

 

 

Gangtey Sanghacholing Goenpa: It is the largest Nyingma monastery in Bhutan.This monastery was founded in 1613 by Gyalse Pema Thinley, the grandson of Tertön (treasure revealer) Pema Lingpa. and further extended in later into larger Goenpa by the 2nd reincarnation Tenzin Legpai Dhendup. Today, the monastery is under the headship of the 9th reincarnation of the Gangtey Trulku. Gangtey Goenpa underwent major renovation that lasted for almost eight years and was completed in 2008.

 

 

Phobjikha Valley: In the mountains east of Wangduephodrang lies the beautiful Phobjikha valley. Phobjikha valley is a glacial valley on the western slopes of the black mountain range bordering the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park is the largest and most significant of all wetlands in the Bhutan. Phobjikha Valley is located at an altitude of 2900 meters or 9600 feet, above the sea level takes about two hours of drive from Wangdue Phodrang,. It covers an area of 2,227 hectares approximately. There is no telephone or electricity. It lies at an average altitude of 3000 m and falls within the Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park. The valley has a stream flowing through thickets of dwarf bamboo, and small settlements of wood cabins and traditional homes. The valley is an important wildlife centre in Bhutan and is the roosting ground of the endangered blacked necked cranes that fly there from the Tibtean plateau during the winter.

 

 

The temple of Sha Radap: The temple of Sha Radap, the guardian deity of Wangdue Phodrang region is worth paying a visit. The temple located close to the town is houses the image of the deity. Locals pay frequent visits to the temple to seek his blessings and to name their new born child. You can roll the dice at the temple, seek his blessings and your wishes may come true and fulfilled.

 

 

Rinchengang Village: It is a small clustered village facing the Wangdue DZONG is known for its skill in traditional method of stone masonry. It is about 20 minutes hike uphill with great view of the DZONG, valley and the river.

 

Villages of Gaselo and Nahee: Enjoy the delights of the two villages in the west of the province. Take picnic lunches and drive to these villages on day excursions. Village life there is still medieval and farmers are ever happy to see visitors. Fascinate yourself during rice plantation in early summer. Experience the joy and drudgery of farming life. In autumn share the happiness of farmers over a bountiful harvest.

 

 

 

Day 05: Punakha to Paro (120km / 3 hours)

After breakfast you will proceed for Paro which is 120 km from Punakha. After reach and having lunch you will visit Tiger Nest Monastery, Drukchoeding and Dumtse Lhakang. In the evening back to hotel for overnight.

 

Tiger Nest Monastery: Tighter Nest Monastery (Taktsang Lhakhang) is Bhutan’s most iconic landmark and religious site. The name Taktsang translates to “The Tiger’s Nest”. This temple is one of the most holy sites in the kingdom. It is believed that Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) flew to this location from Tibet on the back of a tigress from Khenpajong. The cave has been considered a sacred site ever since and many famous saints have travelled to meditate in it.

In order to arrive at the temple you must trek for around 2-3 hours through beautiful, shady pine forests that is colorfully festooned with moss and prayer flags. On many days, clouds shroud the monastery and give an eerie feeling of remoteness. No trip to Bhutan would be complete without a visit to this remarkable heritage site.

 

Drukchoeding: Drukchoeding also known as Tshongdoe Naktshang, the quiet and peaceful Druk Choeding is the town temple. It was built in 1525 by Ngawang Chhogyel (1465–1540), one of the prince-abbots of Ralung in Tibet and an ancestor of the Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The main statue is of a seated Jampa (future Buddha). Also present are the local protectors Gyenyen, Jichu Drakey and Hong Gyelri, surrounded by a fearsome collection of old Bhutanese

 

                                                                        (Drukchoeding)

 

Dumtse Lhakang: To the west of the road leading to the National Museum is Dumtse Lhakhang, an unusual chorten-like temple that was built in 1433 (some sources say 1421) by the iron-bridge builder Thangtong Gyalpo. The temple was built to subdue a demoness and so is chained firmly to the ground. Its three floors represent hell, earth and heaven, and hold some of the finest murals in Bhutan. It's essential to bring a good torch. Your travel agency may need to have Dumtse listed on your permits, so mention you'd like to stop here in advance. Overnight Hotel in Paro

 

 

Day 06: Paro siteseeings

Today after breakfast you will proceed for Haa valley which is located about 3 hours west of Paro. On the way you can enjoy a beautiful view of Bhutan’s 2 highest and best known peaks the Jichu Drake and Mount Jumolhari, some times of a clear day you might be able to catch a glimpse of Mount Kunchenjunga the 3rd highest mountain in the world from this view point. From there we will descend down into the Haa Valley down to the town of Haa.

There are many small temples and monasteries in the district with the most important being the Lhakhang Karpo( White Temple) and the Lhakhang Nagpo ( Black Temple). The Lhakhang Nagpo’s central shine is said to be identical to the central shrine of the Jowo Temple in Lhasa, Tibet. After spending the day in the valley we will return back to Paro for the night.

Overnight hotel in Paro

 

 

Day 07: Departs from Paro

Today your trip is over and after breakfast your guide will take you to Paro International Airport to board your departure flight, and you return back with lots of good memories.

Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata: Rates & Date

Package Category Package Cost Per Person
Valid from 1 oct to 31 March Valid from 1 april to 31 August
Standard (2 star Hotel) Rs.17,999 Rs.15,999
Delux (3 star Hotel) Rs.20,999 Rs.18,999
Luxury (5star Hotel) Rs.27,999 Rs.25,999

 

Package includes

  • 06 nights accommodation at respective hotels mentioned above
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Arrival / Departure transfer.
  • 2 Night in Thimphu
  • 2 Nights in Punakha
  • 2 Nights in Paro
  • Applicable entrance fees of the above sightseeing places.
  • An English speaking guide during the sightseeing tour.
  • An AC vehicle will be provided.

 

Cost exclude

  • Airport departure tax
  • Lunch / Dinner
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under inclusions
  • Expenses of personal nature such as beverages, porterage, tips, telephone, laundry, insurance etc.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control

 

 

 

Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata:  Hotels

City 2 star Hotels 3 star Hotels 5 star Hotels
Thimphu Khamum Inn Hotel Pedling Taj Tashi
Punakha Dochula Resort Damchen Resort  Dhensa Boutique Resort
Paro Olathang Hotel Amankora Paro Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront

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