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Bhutan - Phuentsholling & Thimpu

02 Nights & 03 Days

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 Thimpu (2350 meters / 7710 feet) - The drive is 179 kilometers and is 6 - 7 hours drive - Early morning breakfast - Obtain permit with assistance from our representative - Proceed for Thimpu - The drive is beautiful, and one can see some waterfalls along the way - Thimpu is a charming city, probably the smallest capital in the world, resting in the heart of the Himalayas - The skyline hardly changes as new buildings are all constructed in traditional Bhutanese style - It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan - It is a lively place, interesting combination of tradition and modernity - Thimpu is situated at an elevation of 2350 meters / 7710 feet - Reach Thimpu - Check into your hotel on arrival - Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu

Day - 03 - Thimpu Local Sightseeing - Early morning breakfast - Visit to the National Memorial Chorten built in honour of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the Dupthop Lhakhang - One can visit the National Library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts, and the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thangkas - After lunch visit Traditional Medicine Institute and to Lungtenzampa - Visit to the Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo - The Tashichho Dzong is open to visitors only in winter when the Je Khenpo and the monks move to Punakha the ancient winter capital of Bhutan - Drive to Simtokha Dzong and visit the Handicrafts emporium followed by shopping for souvenirs - Over night stay in Thimphu

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Day - 03 - Punakha and Dochu La Pass Excursion (2250 meters / 7382 feet): Drive is 4 hours /130 kilometers - Punakha is situated at an elevation of 1300 meters / 4265 feet - Punakha is the winter seat of Je Khenpo (the chief abbot) - Its natural drainage from Pho Chhu (male) and Mo Chhu (female) rivers - It offers splendid views of the distant Himalayas at Dochula Pass situated at an elevation of 3050 meters / 10065 feet on Thimphu - Punakha road - The pass is also popular spiritual place for both locals and tourists because of an important temple that is located on the crest of Dochula pass - Visit Punakha Dzong - Punakha Dzong was strategically built at the confluence of the Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (female) rivers by the first Shabdrung of Bhutan, Ngawang Namgyel in 1637 - Drive back to reach Thimpu - Check into your hotel on arrival - Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu

Day - 04 - Transfer from Thimphu to Phuentsholing (179 kilometers, 6 - 7 hours) - After breakfast, drive to Phuentsholing en route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, which now houses the School for Buddhist studies. Thimphu / 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 - 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


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