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Bhutan - Phuentsholling & Paro Package

04 Nights & 05 Days

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  • All Day Transportation: Standard/Luxury Vehicle
  • All Nights Hotel Rooms: Standard/Deluxe/Suit
  • Meal Plan: MAP/CP/EP/AP

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Itinerary

Day -01 -Arrival New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri and Transfer to Phuentsholling -On arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri -Guest will be received by our executive who will be waiting just outside of the airport or railway station -He will assist guest to board the vehicle to proceed for Phuentsholling -The drive is of 165 kilometers i.e. 4 to 4 hour's drive through the lush green Tea Estate of Duars -On arrival at Phuentsholling -Check into hotel -The border of India & Bhutan, the Indian side is known as Jaigaon and the Bhutan part is called Phuentsholling -Situated at an altitude of nearly 980 feet is a small settlement -Night stay at Hotel at either Phuentsholling or Jaigaon

Day -02 -Permit to be obtained and Transfer to Paro (2250 meters / 7382 feet) -Drive 175 kilometers in 6 -7 hours - This beautiful city of Bhutan is situated at an altitude of nearly 2250 meters / 7382 feet -Paro is a beautiful valley encapsulates the rich culture, scenic beauty with hundreds of myths and legends -Home to many of Bhutan's oldest temples and monasteries and the National Museum - Places you must see when you are Drukgyel Dzong, Rinpung Dzong, Ta Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, Kila Gompa, Druk Choeding -Taktsang Monastery or Tiger's Nest is a good 3 hour climb uphill and is one day program - On arrival at Paro and transfer to the hotel -Evening take a stroll around town & main street -Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day - 03 -Paro local sightseeing - Early morning breakfast -Paro has many sites for tourist to roam around -Three night stay is the minimum requirement to visit all places -The main tourist attractions in Paro are Nya-mey Zam or "the bridge with no fish" -Ta Dzong, "Ta"means to see / watch and "dzong" means fortress -Dungtse Lhankhang -Drukgyel Dzong or "fortress of the victorious Drukpas" - Kyichu Lhakhang -Kila Gompa -Druk Choeding -Next Rinpung Dzong or "the fortress of the heap of jewels"-Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong situated at commanding height, overlooking Paro valley -This Dzong is symbolic as the religious and secular centre of all affairs of the valley -Late afternoon back to hotel -Evening free to stroll around the local market -Night stay in hotel / resort in Paro

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Day -03 -Excursion to Takshang Monastery (3180 meters /10430 feet) -Early breakfast we drive to Taktsang Monastery or 'The Tiger's Nest' -A short drive to Satsam Chorten and from there a 2 hour horse ride or hike to the viewpoint of the monastery -The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags -If you are physically fit to walk then you could take this short hike up to the Taktsang -The majestic Jumolhari or the Mountain of Goddess can be seen in the background while hiking up to Taktsang -This incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below -It was here that the great tantric master Guru Padma Sambhava flew in from Tibet on a tiger to bring Buddhist teachings to Bhutan -It is a short climb of 2 hours to 3 hours to the top -Sightseeing ends -Guest may spend the day by shopping or simply walking through the town or relax -Overnight stay in hotel / resort in Paro

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Day -03 -Excursion to Chele La pass (3988 meters / 13084 feet) - Chele la (Pass) is situated at an elevation 3988 meters is considered to be one of the highest motor able passes in Bhutan -It is nearly 35 kilometers and about an hour later from Paro -About an hour's drive along a thickly -forested road is a botanical paradise -The pass provides stunning views of the sacred mountain Jomolhari and Jichu Drake -Made all the more mysterious and beautiful with its abundance of prayer flags -Guest can witness the cascades of wild roses; purple and yellow primulas; and swathes of deep blue iris covering the forest floor -Back to resort -Guest may spend the day by shopping or simply walking through the town or relax -Overnight stay in hotel / resort in Paro

Optional -Drive on to Haa (2700 meters / 8900 feet) -descending all the way for another 22 kilometers nearly an hours drive to Haa -The Haa Dzong view from outside is stunning -One can also visit to the famous Monastery of Lhakhang Karpo (White Temple) followed by visit to Lhakhang Nagpo (Black Temple) -Three hours drive back to Paro

Day -04 -Transfer from Paro to Phuentsholing (179 kilometers, 6 -7 hours) - After breakfast, drive to Phuentsholing en route -Thimpu / Phuentsholing road was built in 1962 by Dantak, the Indian Border road organization -The drive on this route is very pleasant with numerous scenic spots en route -Just before, arriving Phuentsholing, visit Kharbandi Goemba, the monastery built in 1967 -It houses the large and attractive statues of Sakyamuni, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rinpoche -Arrive Phuentsholling -Evening free to stroll around the area -Check into Hotel -Overnight at the hotel in Phuentsholing

Day -05 -Transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri from Paro -Early morning breakfast or breakfast on the route -Check out of the hotel and start for Phuntsho Chholing (Phuntsholing) / Dooars / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri -One can stay in Dooars or drive directly to Airport or station -Siliguri is roughly 170 kilometers and is 4 -5 hours drive -Forwarding journey At Bhutan immigration


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