Backpacking Trip to Bhutan

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₹ 25999.00

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Bhutan


What's Included

- Pick up and drop from Phuentsholing.
- MAP ( Breakfast and Dinner) ( Starting from Dinner at Paro on Day 1 and ending at Breakfast at Thimphu on Day 8)
- Accommodation at hotels at Paro and Phobjikha ( On double/triple sharing basis)
- Accommodation at Homestay at Thimphu and Punakha
- All local transportation
- Experienced guide
- First Aid


What's Excluded

- Airfare till Kolkata/Bagdogra
- All transportation till Phuentsholing
- Meals not mentioned above
- Entry charges
-Personal expenses of any kind


Cancellation Policy

20 days before the event start date: No Refund
20- 50 days before the event start date: 50% Refund
Before 50 days of the event start date: 75% Refund



DETAILS

Day 1
Reach Phuentsholing , after Permits travel to Paro
Phuentsholing Drive to Paro

Private Vehicle

Hotel

Dinner

On your arrival at Phuentsholing, you will be greeted by our delightful tour guide. And our Staff help you obtain the necessary permits to enter the Kingdom.
Documents Required for Entry Permit:
1- Valid Passport or Voters ID ( For Indian Nationals)
2- Photocopy of the above documents
3- Passport size photograph ( 2 nos)
4- necessary hotel bookings.(We will keep it ready for you)
After completion of the necessary formalities, you will drive in a private vehicle to Paro, the capital of Bhutan. Check in at your hotel and spend the evening roaming around Paro market.


Day 3
Drive from Paro to Thimphu. Thimphu Sightseeing
Thimphu Sightseeing

Private Vehicle

Homestay

Breakfast, Dinner

After an early breakfast, we drive from Paro to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. After applying for the necessary inner line permits, we spend the rest of the day visiting the various sightseeing location in and around Thimphu.

From the 169 foot tall Buddha statue sitting on top of the hill to the oldest Dzong in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong, to visiting the National Folk Heritage Museum to see the preserved Bhutanese folk arts, the day is well spend absorbing the culture of Bhutan.


Day 4
Thimphu to Punakha via Dochula Pass
Dochula Pass Punakha Dzong Chimi Lhakhang

Private Vehicle

Homestay

Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast we drive to the former capital of Bhutan until 1955, Punakha. Enroute we stop at Dochula Pass, which provides a panoramic 360 degree view of the Himalayas.

Our first stop of the day is Lobesa village famous for the Chimi Lhakhang temple. Chimi Lhakhang is also known as the ‘Temple of Fertility’. The temple is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kunley, fondly known as ‘Divine Madman’ because of his non-conventional and ‘outrageous’ style of teaching. He was a social critic and openly challenged the hypocrisy of the established orders. Thus, the use of his Phallus (Penis) as a ‘flaming thunderbolt’ weapon symbolizes the discomfort that society experiences while facing the truth. Devotees take blessings from the wooden effigy of the lama’s thunderbolt, preserved in the lhakhang. Couples also come to the temple before the birth of baby to select their names while newborns are brought by parents for blessings from Lama.

We have lunch at Lobesa village and then we drive to Punakha Dzong. It is undoubtedly the most beautiful and charming Dzonag in Bhutan, standing tall right at the confluence of two rivers Pho Chhu (Father River) and Mo Chhu (Mothera River). You will be completely mesmerized with this Dzong, especially in spring when it is enveloped by lilac coloured Jacaranda flowers spread against the white washed towering walls. The Dzong from the inside is equally beautiful with a large courtyard lined with administrative buildings on 3 sides and a huge temple at the front. Wooden carving of roof and windows against huge whitewashed walls adds to the charm of this beautiful edifice. Towards the end is the ‘hundred pillar’ assembly hall temple with massive gold statues of Lord Buddha, Guru Rinpoche and Divine Madman. You would love to sit in the temple and inhale the calmness deep within you.


Day 5
Punakha to Phobhjikha Valley
Gangtey Phobjikha black-necked cranes

Private Vehicle

Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

We spend the morning at our homestay in Punakha. Those who want to do river rafting can brace themselves for an adrenaline filled activity at the Po Chhu river.
Post lunch, we drive to Phobjikha valley. Gangtey or Phobjikha at an average altitude of 3,000 m is a wide and beautiful valley, designated as conservation zone within the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park (formerly known as Black Mountains National Park). It is a natural habitat for wildlife, including nesting grounds for endangered black-necked cranes that migrate from Central Asia in the winter (late October and stay till March). Phobjikha valley is famous for the Gangtey Gompa and the spotting of the elusive black necked crane. A wide glacial valley with a central stream meandering through the open grasslands, Phobjikha is the perfect place to feel lost in the beauty of the himalayas.
We spend the day exploring the beautiful valley and visiting the crane centre to know more about these magnificent birds.


Day 6
Explore Phobjikha Valley
Phobjikha Valley

Trek

Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

This vast valley deserves an extra day. The day is kept to just explore the valley. Walk to the nearby villages, observe the local life, have tea at a locals place and get lost in the endlessness of the valley.


Day 7
Phobjikha to Thimphu
Thimphu

Private Vehicle

Homestay

Breakfast, Dinner

Today we drive from Phobjikha to Thimphu. We spend the evening enjoying our beautiful homestay


Day 8
Visit Tashichho Dzong for the Tshechu festival. Leave for Phuentsholing later
Tshechu or Masked Dance Festival

Private Vehicle

Stay Not Applicable

Breakfast

This is the day that we were all looking forward to. Early in the morning we head off to the Tashichho Dzong for the masked dance festival or the Tshechu festival. After taking several pictures we bid a goodbye to this beautiful country and start to Phuentsholing



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Reviews :


 Nishtha Srivastava
Nishtha Srivastava

Thank you The Great Esc for making my Bhutan trip so amazing and memorable. It was indeed one of the best travel experiences I had without putting an effort. Thanks to Jamila for putting all the efforts and making the entire trip worthwhile. All the best team. Looking forward to another trip with you guys.



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