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Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata - 7 Days

Punakha Dzong, Punakha, Bhutan.
Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata

Trip Facts:

Trip Name: Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata
Trip Id: TIB2209
Trip Duration: 07 Days
Max. Altitude: 3,120m/10,240 ft (The Tiger Nest Monastery)
Best Season: March to May and September to November
Meal: Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Accommodation: Government approved 3 stars and Above
Transportation: Private car, van or bus (Depends on group size)
Trip Type: Private Tour

Trip Overview:

Bhutan tour package from Kolkata takes you to a breathtaking country with its pristine environment and intact cultural heritage. Experience the landing on the most difficult airports in the world while exploring the Buddhist way of living and community-based lifestyle is something beyond our expectations. Roam around the local markets and pray with the Bhutanese people in the Memorial Chorten. Bow down to Buddha for spreading the message of peace at Buddha Dordenma Statue in Thimphu. The old capital, Punakha is ready to show its ancient dzongs and stunning architectures to you. On the tour, a not to miss place is the Tiger’s Nest which is clinging on a cliff. Tour package from Kolkata to Bhutan offers you most of Bhutan’s culture, lifestyle and monuments in 7 days.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Paro, transfer to Thimphu
Day 02: Thimphu to Wangdue
Day 03: Wangdue to Punakha
Day 04: Punakha to Thimphu
Day 05: Thimphu to Paro
Day 06: Paro Sightseeing
Day 07: Departure

Places to be visited: Thimphu, Wangdue, Punakha, Paro

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Paro, transfer to Thimphu, Overnight at Thimphu.

Package tour from Kolkata to Bhutan starts after clearing all the customs and formalities in the Paro Airport. Our representative will welcome you and help you to get transferred to Thimphu. After getting fresh and having lunch, you’ll be visiting the Memorial Chorten and Buddha Dordenma Statue.

Memorial Chorten: This stupa was built in 1974 in the honor of third king of Modern Bhutan. This landmark is considered as ‘the most visible religious landmark in Bhutan’. It also has prayers flags and wheels around it.

Buddha Dordenma Statue: This giant gold and bronze statue of Buddha is visible from almost anywhere of Thimphu which was built dedicated to world peace and prosperity. There are 1, 25,000 mini Buddha statues. It is 169 ft tall.

Day 02: Thimphu to Wangdue, Overnight at Wangdue.

Get your early morning breakfast and head to Trongsa. On the way stop at Dochu La Pass and enjoy for few minutes at least. After that, proceed your journey to Wangdue Phodrang.

Dochu La Pass: It is situated on the way to Punakha from Thimphu. This pass gifts you the most stunning view of majestic mountains of Bhutan. You can stop by for small picnics or maybe just a cup of coffee.

Wangdue Phodrang Dzong: Situated at the top of a hill, this dzong has magical view as you can see lush greenery around the dzong.

Day 03: Wangdue to Punakha, Overnight at Punakha.

You’ll leave for Chimi Lhakhang after having your breakfast. Then, you drive for 15 minutes in order to reach Punakha Dzong. After roaming inside the dzong, you’ll have lunch and visit Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

Punakha Dzong: Regally lying on the confluence of two rivers, this Dzong is one of the most visited sites being the most beautiful Dzong of Bhutan. Most of the national treasures are stored here. It was built in 1637-38.

Chimi Lhakhang: The Fertility Temple as it is better known is the hope of childless couple. They visit this place and unusually get blessed with a wooden phallus for a child.

Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten: Built in 1990 under the command of Queen Mother, this beautiful monastery gives a lovely view of Punakha valley. The monastery has a great collection of ancient paintings.

Day 04: Punakha to Thimphu, Overnight at Thimphu.

You’ll have to drive for nearly 3 hours in order to reach Motithang Takin Preserve. After observing the wildlife and mainly the national animal, Takin, you’ll have your lunch and head towards the grand Thimphu Dzong.

Motithang Takin Preserve: Previously a zoo, it was changed into a preserve to abolish the confinement of animals. It is home to the odd-looking national animal of Bhutan.

Thimphu Dzong: This dzong is the venue for the greatest annual festival, Thimphu Tshechu. The architecture of Thimphu Dzong will not get off your eyes.

Day 05: Thimphu to Paro, Overnight at Paro.

After the morning breakfast, you’ll be leaving for Paro dzong. It will take you approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. After a visit to Paro Dzong, a short drive will leave you at the National Museum of Bhutan.

Paro Dzong: It is one of the finest examples of Bhutanese architecture while this fortress on a heap of jewels is seen from any corner of Paro Valley.

National Museum of Bhutan: It was built in 1968 with the sole purpose of preserving and exhibiting Bhutanese paintings, shrines and statues. It houses more than 3000 masterpieces.

Day 06: Paro Sightseeing, Overnight at Paro.

After a fulfilling breakfast, you’ll drive to the car park of Paro Taktsang or popularly known as Tiger’s nest. The whole hike will take 5 to 6 hours.

Tiger’s Nest: It is a temple complex with four temples which in spite of daily visit by visitors functions as monasteries of monks. It is said that Guru Rinpoche came here flying on the back of a tigress and meditated in a cave which introduced the name to this place.

Day 07: Departure

Today you’ll forbid a warm goodbye to Bhutan and proceed to Paro Airport.

Cost Details:

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Includes the following service during Bhutan tour:
• Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
• 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars may require an additional premium).
• Bhutan visa fee – including all necessary processing
• Route Permit
• Three meals per day during your stay in Bhutan
• A licensed Bhutanese tour guide
• All land transportation by private vehicle
• Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
• Sightseeing as per itinerary
• Monuments entrance fees where applicable
• Drinking water
• All internal taxes and charges
• A sustainable development fee of $65. (This sustainable development fee goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.)

Excludes in the package cost:

• Airfare & Travel Insurance
• Expenses of personal nature, Tips to guides and drivers
• Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.

Trip Details

Visas to Bhutan
Your passport must be valid for more than 6 months of your journey to Bhutan. Your visa will be managed by us. Send us a clear scanned copy of your passport photo page. Then, we will send you an electronic visa which is to be printed and carried with you while flying to Bhutan. Your visa will be stamped at the immigration.

Accommodation
According to the daily minimum package set by the Tourism Council of Bhutan, at least 3 star accommodations is compulsory. If you want 4 star or 5 star accommodations we can manage it for you but be ready to pay for it. There are small hotels, lodges and guest houses for accommodation providing adequate facilities.

Meals
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included in your tour package. The eatery is based on the time. It might be in the hotel you’re staying or maybe in some restaurants while sightseeing.

getting into Bhutan
The total distance between Paro and Kolkata is 866 km. This distance can be reached by a flight, train or road.

By flight: A flight is the easiest and the most comfortable way to reach Bhutan. A direct flight from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport of Kolkata is available to the Paro Airport that takes about an hour and 15 minutes.

Note: The flight from Kolkata to Paro departs from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport. The Bhutan Airline has daily flight while Druk Air flies every day except Sunday and Wednesday.

Druk Air flights from Kolkata to Paro

S.N. Day From To Depart Arrival
1 Sunday Kolkata Paro N/A N/A
2 Monday Kolkata Paro 13:55 15:35
3 Tuesday Kolkata Paro 13:55 15:35
4 Wednesday Kolkata Paro N/A N/A
5 Thursday Kolkata Paro 15:45 17:25
6 Friday Kolkata Paro 13:55 15:35
7 Saturday Kolkata Paro 11:10 12:50

Bhutan Airlines has daily flight to Paro from the same airport.

S. N. Day From To Departure Arrival
1 Sunday Kolkata Paro 8:15 9:55
2 Monday Kolkata Paro 8:15 9:55
3 Tuesday Kolkata Paro 8:15 9:55
4 Wednesday Kolkata Paro 8:15 9:55
5 Thursday Kolkata Paro 8:15 9:55
6 Friday Kolkata Paro 8:15 9:55
7 Saturday Kolkata Paro 8:15 9:55

Note: This is a general schedule; there are adjustments in Druk Air flights on day to day basis.

Best time to visit Bhutan
• September to November is considered the best time to visit Bhutan as it gives you clear weather with mild temperature.
• Another best time is March to May as flowers start blooming all around making the environment lovelier.
• You might as well not visit Bhutan during June to early September as Bhutan receives a lot of rain resulting into slippery trails.

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