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Paro to Phuentsholing Tour

  • 7 Days
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 10 People

Destination: Bhutan

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus

Accommodation: Teahouse+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 3,100 m -Dochu La Pass

Activities: Hiking, Cultural Tour

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The Himalayan country Bhutan is blessed with amazing landscape, tranquil natural beauty and a rich vibrant culture. During Paro to Phuentsholing Tour you will visit most of landmark of Bhutan; it provides one of the best opportunities to experience the Bhutanese live hood, mountains scenery and rich cultural heritage.

Our seven days Bhutan tour begins from at arrival Paro international. You will visit Rinpung Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang temple at Paro valley (2,195m). The monasteries are representative it glory of history, culture and it’s significant. Meanwhile you will hike to the Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery.  The monastery itself is remarkable places and you have amazing view of Paro valley from here. Then you will drive to capital city Thimphu, the King Memorial Chhorten, nunnery temple, mini- zoo, National Institute of Traditional Medicine, folk heritage museum and the majestic Tashichho Dzong (fortress) are main attraction of sightseeing. Besides, if you wish to continue your tour to the north-eastern regions of India, this trip would be an ideal choice. The 7-day Paro to Phuentsholing journey begins in the scenic Paro Valley with a visit to Rinpung Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang temple. Then we hike to the famous Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) Monastery.  After visiting unique Bhutanese landmarks in Thimphu, you will drive to subtropical valleys of Punakha (1,300m) via Dochu La Pass (3,100m) with outstanding view. Punakha was capital city of Bhutan once, but it was shifted in Thimpu in 1961. This is a winter home of Bhutan due to low elevation. You will visit Chimi Lhakhang Monastery, Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery, Limbukha, Talo vilage, Punakha Ritsha Village, Nalanda Buddhist College, Wangdue Phodrang in Punakha.

The amazing 7 days tour ends in Phuentsholing (293m), this is border and flourishing commercial center on the northern edge of the India and you will back to Paro International airport about five-six hours drive via Thimphu. Phuentsholing is showcases a mix of Bhutanese, Nepalese and Indian culture. If you like to visit Bhutan from India, you can reach Phuentsholing from Sikkim, Darjeeling and Bagdogra airport in West Bengal. We at Nepal Mother House Treks is glad to organize your one week Bhutan trip by expert local Guide and staff according to your requirements.

Trip Highlights

  • One week amazing trip in Bhutan.
  • Visit most on the landmarks of Bhutan.
  • Experience of Bhutanese live hood and unique culture.  
  • Sight of Paro Valley, Tiger Nest Monastery, Punakha.
  • Significance tour for History, religious, couture and Natural charming.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Fly to Paro (2,250m) -1:30 to 2 hours, and sightseeing

Day 02:Drive Paro to Thimphu (2,320m) - 51 km, 1:30 to 2 hours, after hike to Taktsang Monastery

Day 03:Full day Sightseeing in Thimphu

Day 04:Thimphu to Punakha (1,300m) - 76 km, 2 to 3 hours

Day 05:Punaka to Gangtey (2,900m) and back to Punakha (1,300m) - 164 km, 5 to 6 hours

Day 06:Drive Punakha to Phuentsholing (293m) - 234 km, 7 to 8 hours

Day 07:Final Departure your Destination

Cost Include

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis entire Bhutan trip.
  • All transfers and sightseeing during Bhutan tour.
  • Professional English speaking Bhutanese Guide and his/her wages, accommodation, food.
  • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day on Bhutan trip.
  • Requiring royalty, taxes to the government, and company service charge.
  • Fees to museums and monuments during trip.

Cost Exclude

  • Bhutan Visa fees and Nepal re-entry Visa (multiple entry visas are available).
  • All flight Ticket (Kathmandu-Paro/back-Kathmandu & Home destination).
  • Refreshments, alcoholic and beverage drinks and dessert.
  • Tips for local guide, water, driver and staff attending you if you are happy with their services.
  • Photography charges at monasteries/palaces/sites.
  • Extras cost for up-grading rooms at hotels if/when applicable.
  • Any cost arising from political disturbances, strikes, cancellation of flights, deviation in program, and delays due to landslides / road blockage or otherwise.
  • Things which don’t mention above, in our services (Trip Cost Includes).

Trip Note

Your satisfaction is our great pleasure! So, we Nepal Mother House are always concern about your safety and successful trip. We always do our best to make your enjoyable trip whatever; we can do best from our side. Normally, you will follow the itinerary accordingly our agreement. And the leader will try to ensure your trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if anything required change. As this is adventure travel in high Himalaya, we cannot make any guarantees! Due to the unpredictable high Himalaya weather conditions, High altitude sickness, unexpected natural disasters, local political issue, fuel crises etc. are can be factor of to changes in the itinerary. In this situation, we will provide you best alternative trip in Nepal instead to cancel. But you have to bear for all extra expenses like transport, group visa splitting charge, accommodation charge and medical expenses that occur while returning from the tour and there will not any refund or adjustment from us!

Day 01 : Fly to Paro (2,250m) -1:30 to 2 hours, and sightseeing According to our trip itinerary, you will fly Kathmandu to Paro, it takes about 1 hour 15 munities. But you can get in Bhutan from your home town or any appropriate location. While your flight get nears Bhutan, you will enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas including the sacred Jumolhari Mountain and Jichu Drake peas. At the Paro international airport, the representative of Nepal Mother House will be greeted you and drive to the hotel. As this is your first day trip in Bhutan, you will visit Rinpung Dzong Monastery; the monastery reflects its history, belief and faith since establish date 1646 to now. This is very important monastery as district Monastic Body of Paro and government administrative offices of Paro Dzongkhag. Next, you will visit one of the oldest Monasteries “Kichu Lhakhang”, which was built in 659 AD by Tibetan King Songtsen Gyampo. Then you will visit the national museum, once it was a fortified lookout tower but has now been changed into the National Museum. In the museum you will observe a wide collection of ancient paintings, armors, philatelic displays and a “field of Buddhas”, which helps one visualize while meditating. You will stay overnight in Paro.

Day 02 : Drive Paro to Thimphu (2,320m) - 51 km, 1:30 to 2 hours, after hike to Taktsang Monastery This is your second day trip, after breakfast, you will hike 4 to 5 hours to the Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery (3,180m), located on the side of Paro Valley hangings on a cliff and stands above a beautiful forest of blue pine and rhododendrons. Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master), who mediated three years, three months, three days and three hours and got enlighten. He transfers as tiger, then it literally known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery. The Monastery was blessed and sanctified as one of Bhutan’s most sacred religious sites. You will have lunch in the restaurant, located about halfway up the mountain. After explored the Tiger Nest monastery, you will hike down to the Paro valley basin. Then you will drive about 55 km to the capital city Thimphu, and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Full day Sightseeing in Thimphu This is full day sightseeing in Thimpu. At the begging day tour you will visit Memorial Chorten, which is built in 1974 as memory of Bhutan’s third King “His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk (1952-1972)”, who is regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. Then visit to nunnery temple, mini zoo to see National animal Takin. We visit other several landmarks of Thimphu including the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Bhutanese traditional painting school, folk heritage museum, the majestic Tashichho Dzong and the traditional paper factory of Bhutan. Some landmarks are closed in the weekends (Saturdays and Sundays). Therefore, if you are in Thimphu during the weekends, we explore the Weekend Market instead. Stay overnight in Thimphu.

Day 04 : Thimphu to Punakha (1,300m) - 76 km, 2 to 3 hours The day trip of today is start from capital city Thimphu after having breakfast. It is scenic drive to Punakha, we stop for tea at Dochu La Pass (3,100 meters), where the spectacular mountains view can see on a clear day. From here, we drive downhill through rhododendron, fir and hemlock beautiful forests. Now the road goes through the rice fields along rivers river banks and finally reaches confluence of the Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu, where is it Punakha. After refreshment and having lunch, we visit Punakha Dzong Monastery; it was built in 1637-1638, often referred to as the 'Palace of Happiness' and is the second oldest and second largest Dzong in Bhutan. Punakha Dzong is the second oldest and the second largest Dzong in Bhutan. Stay overnight at hotel in Punakha.

Day 05 : Punaka to Gangtey (2,900m) and back to Punakha (1,300m) - 164 km, 5 to 6 hours The day begins explore round the beautiful Wangduephodrang town. You will find very fine art in slate and stone carvings in this village. The village is untouched by modernization. After explore this village, we drive to Gangtey (3,000m); through dense oak, pine and rhododendron forests, often you have a picturesque snow-capped mountains view and scene of village. The beautiful Phobjikha valley view can see from here, Phobjikha is in the Black Mountain National Park at Wangduephodrang districts with elevation of 2900 meters. This is winter habitat of the black necked cranes, which are migrating from Tibetan plateaus to avoid extremely cold winter. These elegant birds can be seen from the end of October to March around the monastery. Then, we explore Gangteng Monastery before driving back to Punakha for an overnight stay.

Day 06 : Drive Punakha to Phuentsholing (293m) - 234 km, 7 to 8 hours Today, we drive about 7 to 8 hours to Phuentsholing, a border town in southern Bhutan. This is head quarter of Chukha District and commercial city of Bhutan. Phuentsholing is the point of entry for travelers who like to travel in Bhutan from Sikkim, Darjeeling, Kolkata and Siliguri of India. It takes between 3 - 6 hours by drive from these places to Bhutan. The lunch serves en route in a local restaurant. You will visit Zangdopelri Monastery located at center of town, the statue of Guru Rinpoche and others Buddhist ditties are remarkable. Stay overnight at hotel in Phuentsholing.

Day 07 : Final Departure your Destination Today we organize farewell program to you, accordingly to Bhutan’s hospitality. After early breakfast, we will drive out of Phuentsholing for our next journey. We can either return to Paro Airport (175km about 6 hours drive for our next journey or continue our tour to Sikkim and Darjeeling. Generally, the national aircraft company Druk Air departs in the early morning to avoid unfavorable weather conditions. Therefore, you need to departure early in the morning, after having breakfast.

Note:

Except fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements. 

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