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"Kusuzangpo" That’s how people greet one another in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Welcome to the land of happiness …”BHUTAN” where the “gross national happiness” takes precedence over economic considerations. 11 Days road trip will take you to the most beautiful parts of Bhutan explore and enjoy the beautiful landscape and rich culture with mouth-watering food. The country is located between India and China in the eastern Himalayas at elevations ranging from 180 to 7,500 meters. Bhutan is mainly Buddhist, a small Hindu population of Nepali immigrant’s lives in the south of the country. Tourism is permitted only to the extent that it does not endanger the kingdom’s traditional culture and society.Any Expense incurred due to force majeure. Extra transportation. Any Private Expenses. Room Service Fees. Expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, Water bottle, snacks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fee for still or video camera, tips to drivers, local guides, and hotel staff. Any item, activity or facility other than clearly mentioned within the inclusions & itinerary above. GST / Any kind of tax.20-1031-10
Day 1 : Bagdogra - Phuntsholing (150 KMS)
Cross over into The Land of Thunder Dragon, Phuntsholing city, Bhutan. Phuntsholing is the point of entry for travelers arriving by bus from Kolkata and Siliguri and the town functions primarily as a place where Bhutanese and Indians do business. The architecture is modern, and there is no dzong, famous monastery or in fact anything of particular interest to tourists. Overnight stay at Phuntsholing.
Day 2 : Phuntsholing to Paro (148 km)
The next morning have our breakfast and embark on the journey. However, before head out to the next destination, get road permits and visas. Post that an uphill ride begins that takes us to the picturesque town of Paro. On the way, make a few stops at the Rinchending Monastery and Gedu University. Evening can be spent exploring the city and visiting the National Museum or the riverside. Overnight stay in Paro
Day 3 : Rest Day at Paro
This day begins with a sumptuous breakfast followed by a 5 hour hike up to the Taktsang Dzong or Tiger’s Nest Monastery. It is undoubtedly one of the most majestic, mesmerizing and memorable places you will ever see. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava flew to this exact spot on the back of a tigress in the 8th century and meditated here for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, 3 days and 3 hours. He is also known as second Buddha for introducing Buddhism to Bhutan. A temple complex was built here in 1692 and is most popular for the thirteen tiger lair caves in which he meditated. Later return in the afternoon and go for Hot Stone Bath Therapy at a farm house and relax our tired muscles. Evening is spent exploring the city and the local bazaars.
Overnight stay at Paro.
Places of interest in and around Paro
Rinpung Dzong, Ta Dzong, Drukgyel Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, Farm House (traditional village house), Druk Choeding, Dungtse Lhakhang, Ugyen Pelri Palace, Jangsarbu Lhakhang, Taktshang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest), Haa valley, Kila Goemba, Chelela pass
Day 4 : Paro to Thimphu - (51 KM)
Today we will be doing a fantastic climb up to the Cheli La pass (3,990 m) on our motorcycles. This is Bhutan´s highest road! We will then take the new main road into Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital city. (2,400 m, approx. 50,000 inhabitants) Our accommodations for the night are in a rustic and cosy, scenic located local Resort. A speciality dinner is lined up for us in the evening, followed by a little tour of the capital’s pubs, if you are up to it.
Day 5 : Rest Day At Thimphu (altitude 2,600 M)
Today we will explore Bhutan’s capital city, Thimphu. We will visit Tashichho Dzong, the throne and office of the King of Bhutan. Admire the amazing views of Dechencholing Palace from the castle. Spend the day at leisure exploring other must visit places in Bhutan like Memorial Chorten and Kuensel Phodrang, where the biggest statue of Buddha in the world over looks. Evening is spent exploring the city and the local bazaars. Overnight stay at Thimphu
Places of interest in and around Thimphu
Memorial Chorten, Simtokha Dzong, National Library, Institute for Zorig Chusum, Traditional Medicine Institute, The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim), National Textile Museum, Trashichhoedzong, Handicrafts Shops, Weekend Market, Changangkha Lhakhang, Craft Bazaar, Junghi Handmade Paper Factory, Zangthopelri Lhakhang, Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang), Tango Goemba, Cheri Goemba, Phajoding Goemba, Lungchuzekha Goemba, Takin Preserve, Motithang, Botanical Gardens, Serbithang Coronation Park, Tandin Nye.
Day 6 : Thimphu - Punakha - Phobjikha (145 KMS)
This day begins early as we prepare to leave for our first pass in Bhutan – the Dochula at 10301 feet. The ride to Phobjikha is an easy one. We have our lunch on the way and then check in to the hotel for night stay. The ride up to this place is nothing short of breath-taking, with dense vegetation and blooming flowers keeping you company and snow-capped mountains looming in the background. We spend the evening exploring the town and observing the locals and their lifestyle. A visit to the Dzong, one of the most beautiful monasteries, would definitely be worthwhile. Overnight stay at Phobjikha
Day 7 : Phobjikha - Bumthang (180 KMS)
Once again we state the day early and after breakfast ride to Trongsa. On our way we stop to visit the 18th century stupa called Chendebji Chorten, built by Lama Shida, modeled after the famous Swayambhunath Stupa of Nepal. Legend has it that an evil spirit took the form of a gigantic snake and to cover its remains this structure was erected. This is the one of the longest riding days of the trip, but the whole experience is soothing to the eyes as well as the soul. It is also on this day that we ride across two of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan – Pele La and Yotong La. Overnight stay at Bumthang.
Day 8 : Rest Day At Bumthang
We have our breakfast and head out to explore the town of Bumthang. There is a lot to see here, from the serene valleys to the dzongs and monasteries including the Jakar Dzong, Jambey Lhakhang, which is one of the oldest monasteries in the country and Kurje Lhakhanj which is considered to be one of the most sacred places as it is here that Guru Rinpoche left his body imprint.We have our lunch and then head out to the very famous Red Panda Brewery and Swiss cheese factory. Overnight stay at Bumthang
Places of interest in and around Bumthang or Jakar
Jambay Lhakhang, Kurje Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang, Jakar Dzong, Konchogsum Lhakhang, Chankhar Lhakhang, Lhodrak Kharchhu Monastery, Tangbi Goemba, Ngang Lhakhang, Ura Valley, Tang Valley, Ngang Lhakhang, Ugyenchholing Palace, Tang Rimochen Lhakhang, Kunzangdrak Goemba, Pelseling Goempa
Day 9 : Bumthang - Mongar (198 KMS)
From Bhumthang, we’ll be heading east. Foreigners may be few and far between in western Bhutan, but virtually none make their way into the regions we’ll be seeing today. On the way to Mongar (1,800 m), we’ll be crossing the Tumsi La, on of Bhutan’s highest road passes. During the motorcycle ride, we can observe the changes in the beautiful surrounding vegetation as we climb through the various climate zones. But first, we’ll visit Ura, a village that is not typical for Bhutan. The houses are all built very close to one another, all facing in the same direction. (approx. 140 km). Overnight stay at Mongar.
Day 10 : Mongar - Tashigang (136 KMS)
Today we’re going to cruise on our bikes to Tashigang via Drametsi. We’ll cross the Korila pass (2,490 m) and wind our way through refreshing evergreen forests in the Yadi Loops. From the hot Kanglung Chu valley, we’ll ride up to the quiet little mountain town of Tashigang (approx. 150 km). Overnight stay at Tashigang.
Day 11 : Tashigang - Samdrup Jongkhar to Guwahati (300 km)
We have our breakfast and leave for Guwahati via the beautiful town of Samdrup Jongkhar. Toady you will enjoy beautiful landscape and different weather while entering India from Bhutan. Enjoy dinner with Overnight stay.
Day 12 : Guwahati
Today is last day of the trip. After breakfast head toward your home destination with experience like-minded friends and lots of memories. Tour Concludes here….
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 12 years||INR 32500 / Adult|
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