CHRISTMAS IN BHUTAN

Inclusions

Accommodation on double/twin sharing basis 
Meals as per itinerary.
Sightseeing /Transfers in Non Ac exclusive Coaster Bus (11 Seater) in Bhutan part 
Transfers in India part by Innova / Xylo ? Sustainable Development Fees (SDF) Rs.1,200/- Per head / Per Night 
One tourist Sim Card on Arrival 
Meals/excursions/transfers as per itinerary. 
Local Guide cum travel buddy (as per the itinerary) 
 

Exclusions

TCS ( Tax Collection at Source) to be paid to the Bhutan government Rs. 1850/- 
GST@5% 
Doctor/Telephone/Soft Drinks/mineral water/alcohol/ laundry/mini bar or other personal expenses. 
Meals/tea/coffee/ tips/Transfers/meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
Does not include any Lunch & Evening Tea/snacks. 
Any porter charges in hotels & airports. 
Adventure sports/rafting etc.
 Insurance, Medical & Emergency rescue costs. 
Any change in government taxes. 
Entrance Fees at Monasteries / Monuments/Museums(Entrance fees will be approx. Rs 2500-3000/- per person) 
Transfers & drinks at Om Bar. 
Rafting (If Time permits). 
Package cost is calculated on the current ROE. Any change in the rate will apply at the time of booking) 
In case of any revision in government tax structure, air/ train fare or fuel prices, Women On Clouds reserves the right to revise the tour price.
Depending on weather, availability etc. WOC reserves the right to make changes in the itinerary to make it safer, interesting for our clients though our endeavor will be to follow the itinerary as much as possible. 
Please make your travel arrangements to Delhi once the group is ready and after written confirmation from WOC. 
You may have to wait at the airport for fellow travelers to arrive. 
Entrance fees will be approx. Rs 2500 -3000/- per person.
 The flight timings are approx. and are subject to change. 
 

Itinerary

  • 1
    Day 1 : Bagdogra Airport – Phuentsholing (170 km / 4 hrs)

    Arrival at Bagdogra airport, transfer to phuentsholing. Phuentsholing - The Gateway of Bhutan by Road from India. It is a thriving commercial centre on the northern edge of the Indian plains. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the Phuentsholing. 
    MEAL: DINNER
     

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    Day 2 : Phuentsholing – Thimphu (170 km / 5 hrs)

    After breakfast, proceed towards Thimphu via the wonderful mystic town Gedu, which is about 9000 ft above the sea and Chukha Dam. On the way, halt at Chojum to take photographs of the confluence of two rivers of Bhutan, Thimphu Chu and Paro Chu. Reach Thimphu in the evening. Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan, Thimphu is a unique city with an unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. With the population of about 90,000 it is perhaps still the world’s only capital city without traffic lights. Evening, enjoy an exploratory walk around Thimpu’s main street and market area. Dinner & Overnight stay in the hotel. 

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    Day 3 : Thimphu Sightseeing

    After breakfast, drive to Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang) Located at a short drive from Thimphu city centre. 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. Then, visit National Memorial Chorten continuously frequented by people, murmuring mantras and spinning prayer wheels. Afterwards visit the Textile and Folk Heritage Museums, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese living traditions. Post lunch, the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts. Then, drive to Takin Preserve. The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and goat. Later in the afternoon visit Trashichhoe dzong, “fortress of the glorious religion”. Overnight stay at the hotel in Thimphu. 
    OPTIONAL: If you are in the mood to party, head down to Om Bar for some drinks. 
    MEAL: BREAKFAST 

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    Day 4 : Thimphu to Punakha/Wangdu (Distance 77km, 3 hours drive)

    After breakfast, drive to Punakha across Dochu La. Located at a height of 3,088m/ 10,130 ft, Dochula is a scenic location with chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate this highest point on the road. Afternoon visit Punakha Dzong or (Palace of Great Happiness), built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, at the junction of the Phochu and Mochu rivers. This majestic dzong served as both the religious and the administrative center of Bhutan in the past. Later in the day an excursion to Chimi Lhakhang which is situated on a hillock in the Centre of the valley, is also known as the temple of fertility. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and want one, if they pray at this temple, they are usually blessed with a child very soon. A walk through the village near the temple will give you rare glimpses into the daily life and lifestyle of the villagers. Overnight stay at the hotel in Punakha/Wangduephodrang. 
    MEAL: Breakfast & Dinner 

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    Day 5 : Punakha & Wangdueohondrang – Paro (Distance 125km / 4.1 hours’ drive)

    After breakfast drive back to Paro descending back down from Dochu La, follow the way back up the dramatic Wang Chhu and ParoChhu river valleys, before crossing through Paro town towards the north end of the valley, On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park. Later in the day after checking into hotel, proceed to visit Ta Dzong, originally built as the Watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique Thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons & armor, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic art facts. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning (fortress of the heap of jewels), which has a long and fascinating history. Overnight stay at the hotel in Paro. 
    MEAL: BREAKFAST 

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    Day 6 : Paro Sightseeing (ALTITUDE 2,280M)

    After breakfast excursion to Taktshang Monastery (approx 5 hours round trip walk). It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. This site has been recognized as a most sacred place and visited by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. 
    MEAL: Breakfast & Dinner 
     

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    Day 7 : Paro – Phuentsholing (200 km / 6 hrs)

    After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Phuentsholing. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing.

    MEAL: Breakfast & Dinner

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    Day 8 : Phuentsholing –Bagdogra Airport (170 KM / 5 hrs)

    After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to the Bagdogra airport for flight to your onward destination.

    MEAL: Breakfast

     

    Please note that Indian Nationals do not require a visa to enter Bhutan. To travel, you would need a valid Voter’s ID or a valid Indian Passport (6 month valid).

Pricing

Travel Date Tour Type Price
23rd - 30th Dec 22 International ₹Rs 59500/- to Rs 69500/-

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