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Bhutan Group Tour 4N/5D (Ex Bagdogra)

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Embark on an enchanting journey through the mystical landscapes of Bhutan with TripNaari's meticulously crafted itinerary. From the moment you land in Bagdogra, you'll be swept away by the beauty and serenity of the Himalayan kingdom.

Highlights

  1. Location and Nature:

    • Bhutan, a peaceful kingdom, lies hidden in the Himalayas.
    • Surrounded by Tibet, China, Nepal, and India.
    • Rich in biodiversity: 200 mammal species, 778 bird species, and 5600 medicinal plants.
  2. Cultural Harmony:

    • Bhutanese people live in harmony with nature.
    • Mountains, rivers, and trees are revered as sacred.
    • Population: Approximately 700,000.
  3. Gross National Happiness:

    • Bhutan’s main goal is happiness.
    • Economic development serves as a means to achieve true happiness.
    • Bhutan’s brand tagline: “Happiness is a place.”
  4. Spiritual Significance:

    • Mahayana Buddhism thrives in Bhutan.
    • Precarious monasteries, prayer flags, and chanting monks create an otherworldly aura.
    • Bhutan is half an hour ahead of Indian Standard Time (IST).

Who should attend?

  1. Women Travelers and Solo Adventurers:

    • Solo female travelers looking for a safe and supportive environment will find this tour ideal.
    • Women who enjoy group dynamics, sharing experiences, and making new friends will thrive on this journey.
  2. Nature and Culture Enthusiasts:

    • Bhutan, known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon,” offers stunning landscapes, serene monasteries, and vibrant festivals.
    • Participants interested in exploring Bhutan’s unique culture, spirituality, and natural beauty will appreciate this tour.
  3. Health and Fitness:

    • The tour involves some walking and exploration, so reasonable physical fitness is essential.
    • Participants should be prepared for moderate activity levels during sightseeing and trekking.

Remember, Bhutan is a place where happiness is valued, and this women-only tour promises unforgettable experiences and camaraderie.

Pheuntsholing

Private Vehicle

Tempo Traveller/Innova

Hotel

Double sharing 3*

Dinner

On arrival at Bagdogra (IXB) airport by 9 AM, meet & greet by our representative. Transfer from Bagdogra to Phuentsholing at Bhutan border. After completing Bhutan immigration formalities, check into your respective hotel. Overnight at Pheuntsholing.

Simply Bhutan Museum

Private Vehicle

Toyota Coaster/similar

Hotel

Double sharing 3*

Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, check-out and visit Simply Bhutan Museum and check-in hotel at Thimphu and overnight stay.

 

Buddha Point  Paro Rinpung Dzong (Museum) Nya-Mey Zam

Private Vehicle

Toyota Coaster/similar

Hotel

Double sharing 3*

Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, check-out and proceed for sightseeing of Thimphu valley includes, visit Buddha Point- world’s largest sitting Buddha. Later proceed for Paro. Stop near chu zom- two river meeting together, visit iron bridge, stop near paro river and enjoy the view of Paro airport. After lunch, visit Paro Rinpung Dzong (Museum), Nya-Mey Zam. Check-in hotel in the evening and overnight at Paro.

 

 

Full day Trek

Private Vehicle

Toyota Coaster/similar

Hotel

Double sharing 3*

Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called “Tiger’s Nest”. The excursion to monastery’s view point takes about 5 hours for round trip. Overnight at Paro

Departure

Private Vehicle

Temp Traveller/Innova

Stay Not Applicable

Breakfast

After breakfast drive back to Phuentsholing. Upon reaching Phuentsholing our representatives will help you with the exit formalities and drive further to Bagdogra for your onward journey.

 

Note: Book your flight after 8 PM. 

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Welcome to Tripnaari, your exclusive gateway to women-centered travel adventures. We are dedicated to crafting unique experiences for women from every sphere of life, including housewives, professionals, students, and grandmothers. Our vision goes beyond travel; we aim to create a community where diversity in age, ethnicity, race, and economic status dissolves into shared joy and exploration. Tripnaari offers a variety of travel services, including group tours, customized journeys, and weekend getaways, all designed to be kid-friendly for adventures with your little ones. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming space for every woman, fostering moments of happiness and connection. Recognized by the Government of India with prestigious awards like MSME and Startup India, Tripnaari started as a passionate startup and has grown thanks to our commitment to excellence and a team of travel experts who share our vision of empowering women through travel. Join us at Tripnaari, where your travel dreams become the center of our universe, and embark on a journey filled with unforgettable memories and the joy of discovery, together.

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Inclusions

  • Transportation: Private vehicle for transfers and local sightseeing from Bagdogra Airport, as per the travel itinerary.
  • Meals Included: Daily breakfast and dinner for the duration of the trip (4 days).
  • Accommodation: Comfortable 3-star hotel accommodations on a double-sharing basis.
  • Guidance: Experienced trip leader to guide and assist throughout the journey.
  • Sustainable Development Fee (SDF): Rs.1,200/- per day per person
  • Insurance/Entry: Travel insurance is recommended for safety and Entry procedures for all arrivals.

Exclusions

  • Transport Tickets: Airfare or train fares are separate.
  • Admission Charges: Costs for entry to various sites.
  • Recreational Pursuits: Any special activities like stone bath/spa
  • Midday Meals: Lunch expenses are not included.
  • Gratuities: Tips for the driver and local guides are extra.
  • Extra: Room heater (additional per day cost)
  • Tax Consideration: 5% GST 

THINGS TO CARRY

Here’s a condensed trekking checklist :

  1. Rucksack: A sturdy rucksack of at least 60L or a trolley bag for all gear.
  2. Day Pack: A smaller bag for daily trek essentials.
  3. Headwear: A sun cap for day and a woolen cap for chilly evenings.
  4. Thermal Wear: Minimum of 2 pairs of inner thermals.
  5. Warm Clothing: A warm jacket, a pair of gloves, and a fleece jacket.
  6. Trekking Pants: At least 2 pairs of durable long pants.
  7. Socks: 4 pairs, including both cotton and woolen varieties.
  8. Footwear: Well-insulated hiking shoes with good grip, plus floaters/sandals.
  9. Rain Protection: A rain jacket or poncho, and a hoodie for unexpected showers.
  10. Lighting: A reliable torch and headlamp for nighttime visibility.
  11. Medical Kit: Include glucose powder, common medicines, Dettol, bandages and any personal medication along with Bandages, Cotton, Crepe bandage, Strepsils, Sprain relief spray.
  12. Sun and Skin Protection: UV sunglasses, high SPF sunscreen, lip balm, and cold creams.
  13. Power Supply: A power bank and mobile charger to stay connected.
  14. Snacks: Energy bars, dry fruits, and snacks for quick energy boosts.
  15. Essentials: A quick-dry towel, toiletry kit, sanitary pads/menstrual cup, insect repellent, and a waterproof laundry bag.

Don’t forget to carry some extra cash and your identification like Passport or Voter ID Card. Safe travels and enjoy your Trip! 


PICKUP LOCATIONS

Bagdogra Airport



HOW TO REACH

  1. By Flight:

    • The quickest way is to fly from your departure city (e.g., Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, or Mumbai) to Bagdogra Airport (IXB).
  2. By Train:

    • If you prefer trains, you can take an Indian Railways train from your departure city to New Jalpaiguri (NJP) station.

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Policy and Terms

  • If you cancel before 21 days from the departure date, booking amount is non-refundable. However, it can be utilized as a Credit Note.
  • If you cancel after 20 days, there will be no refund for the advance amount.
  • If you fail to show up on the day of departure within the specified timeline, you are not eligible for a refund.
  • In cases of government orders, harsh weather conditions, protests, landslides, or other unforeseen circumstances, there will be no refund. However, we usually have backup plans prepared.
  • If a trek or trip needs to be aborted midway due to natural calamities or unforeseen circumstances (e.g., rain, snowfall, earthquake, strikes), no refund will be provided.
  • Any additional expenses resulting from natural calamities or unforeseen circumstances are not covered by TripNaari.

Terms and Conditions

  • Vouchers are non-transferable and valid only for the specified services.
  • Services not explicitly requested, confirmed, and noted on the vouchers will not be provided.
  • Any additional services beyond the itinerary will incur direct charges at the location.
  • Unused services are non-refundable.
  • The company is not liable for damages or charges incurred due to natural disasters, war, civil unrest, or alterations in the tour itinerary. Baggage and personal belongings of the tour participant is his/ her responsibility. The company shall not be liable for the loss / damage of the same.
  • Accidents during transportation or accommodations, damage by fire, and theft during free activities are the traveler’s responsibility.
  • Misbehavior causing inconvenience or damage may result in immediate expulsion from the tour. Consumption of alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited. Any disputes arising in respect of the tour shall be subject to Bangalore Jurisdiction.
  • Food and drinking water are not provided during the journey; travelers should make their own arrangements.
  • The company may arrange shooting during tours (stills / video). The tour participants shall have no objection to the shot material being used as publicity material by the company.

Frequest Questions

1) Can I travel solo?

Ans: Ofcourse, travel solo with a group of like-minded solo travelers or just with yourself alone to a new destination, TripNaari will take care of everything.

 

2) Can I also bring my friends and family members along with me?

Ans: TripNaari is a women-oriented travel company, specialized in providing handcrafted travel services for women of all ethnicities and ages. The services include group tours, customized tours for solo travelers, group of friends or family members.

 

3) Can I also bring my kids on Group tours?

Ans: Most of our Group tours are kids friendly. Kindly connect with any of our Tour Consultants to get a confirmation and cost details if not mentioned on our website.

 

4) What is the approximate cost for parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing?

Ans: For each and every destination, costs may vary. The entry and vehicle parking fee starts from Rs.50/- to Rs.200/- each places. You can carry Rs.8,000/- for your meals, sightseeing, entry, guide charges, activities like Boating, Adventure activities and shopping.

 

5) What if there is any medical emergency during the tour?  Will I be getting any refund for cancellation?

Ans: The tour leaders are capable enough to handle any situations and proper attention will be given throughout the tour. In case you get admitted in hospital, you will not be able to join further places because of fixed itinerary for a group tour and no refund will be initiated. Hospital expenses and stay at hotel will be paid by the customer directly. However, we will make sure that you are well prepared for the tour and instructions will be given accordingly.

 

6) What if my flight/train gets cancelled or rescheduled?

And: You will have to inform us as soon as possible, with additional pick-up charges (if the timings are not matching with the earlier scheduled timings. Also, early check-in at hotel is not allowed.

 

7) Can I carry snacks for the tour and is liquor and smoking allowed?

Ans: Yes, keep on munching and keep yourself hydrated. Drinking and smoking is strictly prohibited.

 

8) Can we expect proper food wherever we stay?

Ans: Bhutanese delicacies are rich with spicy chillies and cheese but are normally tempered to the taste of the visitors. All our hotels and lodges offer delicious Indian, Chinese, Continental and Bhutanese cuisine. Hotels normally serve a mixture of vegetarian and non-vegetarian items on buffet style however pure vegetarian meals also served on request and prior information.

 

9) Can I opt for a Single sharing room?

Ans: Kindly connect with any of our Tour Consultants to get a confirmation on this and cost details if not mentioned on our website. However, places like Ladakh, Arunachal, Meghalaya do not have single rooms due to limited accommodations.

 

10) Do we get any refund in case we miss any sightseeing places?

Ans: No, there will not be any refund. We request you to be on time everyday and follow the instructions given by the leader.

 

11) How is the network connectivity and which network works?

And: Telecommunication is well developed and efficient in Bhutan. The country code is +975. WiFi is available in all stays. You can also buy a local sim card for INR 500.

 

12) How is the weather conditions of Bhutan throughout the year?

Ans: Bhutan’s climate is quite unpredictable. The weather can vary dramatically from place to place and day to day. In Thimphu and Paro valleys, the winter daytime temperature averages 16 degrees Celsius during clear days and drop well below freezing point during the night. The fluctuations are not so great during the summer and the daytime temperature rises to mid-twenties Celsius. From May to September, cotton cloths are sufficient, plus a woolen sweater or light jacket. From November to the end of April, however, you will need very warm clothes. Comfortable sports shoes are also recommended. Mountains boots are not necessary unless you are trekking.

 

13) What currency can we use there?

Ans: The Bhutanese currency is called Ngultrum (Nu.) and is at par with Indian Rupee. Credit cards (Amex  and Visa cards) are accepted by only few limited establishments and no ATM centers are available. Indian Rupee is acceptable all over Bhutan. It is advisable to carry Indian currency cash throughout the trip.

 

14) What is the main language and religion of Bhutan?

Ans: The official language of Bhutan is Dzongkha and a large number of dialects are spoken. English has been the language of educational instruction since 1964 and is widely spoken. Also locals at popular tourist destinations understand and speak Hindi. Mahayana Buddhism is the state religion and the majority of Bhutanese people follow Drukpa School of the Kagyupa.

 

15) Is photography allowed?

Ans: You can photograph almost everywhere in Bhutan. The people are highly photogenic and everyone seems to wear a smile. However, very often the Bhutanese are camera shy so use your discretion at all times and when in doubt ask verbally or by gesture. Also while photographing Dzongs, monasteries and temples; please check with your guide.

 

16) How is the electricity facility?

Ans: The voltage supply in the Bhutan is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. Standard Indian round pin sockets are normally used at all places

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