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5 Nights 6 Days Thunder Dragon Tours

Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days

Destination Covered : Thimphu, Paro, Punakha

Tour Activities : River Rafting, Hiking, Horse Riding, Art Galleries, Monuments & Historical Places, Museums, Sightseeing

Tour Themes : Hill Stations & Valleys, Religious & Pilgrimage, Culture & Heritage, Family & Group Tours, Winter Tours, Day & Weekend Tours, MICE, Affordable & Budget Tours, Honeymoon & Romantic Tours, Monuments & Historical Places, Women Friendly Tours

USD 341

Per Person


* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.

Thimphu, Paro and Punakha Tour Overview

Wonderfully exotic. Incredibly dramatic. Its magical essence can’t be articulated. From the rich Buddhist culture to its remote Himalayan setting. Here the people live unimaginably hard but full lives, rooted in age-old tradition yet ready to join the 21st century. Bhutan seems like a place that couldn’t still exist. Join us on this one-of-a-kind hiking tour and feel the magic. Arrive at Paro from Delhi/Kolkata/Bagdogra/Guwahati-Drive to Thimphu-Visit important places of tourist attractions-Drive to Punakha-Phobjikha-then back to Paro-Hiking to Tiger Nest-Visit to museum then Paro tour of local sight seeing. Then Depart from Paro to the place of origin.

Thimphu, Paro and Punakha Tour Itinerary

Day 1
5 Nights 6 Days Thunder Dragon Tours
Fly into Paro by DrukAir/Bhutan Airline After completing your immigration formalities, you will be received by our representative who will be your tour guide throughout your tour.
Then drive to Thimphu. On arrival at Thimphu check into your hotel and after refreshment visit the following:

Kuensel Phodrang and visit tallest Buddha statue and enjoy the full view of Thimphu Valley below.
National Memorial Chorten, chorten literally means ‘ seat of faith’ and Buddhists often call such monuments the ‘Mind of Buddha’. Meet the elderly local in circumambulation at the National Memorial Chorten.

Takin Preserve, which houses the national animal the Takin that is only found in Bhutan. This is an extremely rare member of the goat family. Found in herds in the very high altitudes (13,125ft and over). They live on a diet of grass and bamboo. It can weigh as much as 550 pounds.

Tashichhoe Dzong, a fortress of the glorious religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and was reconstructed into present structure by the late King, His majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the year 1962-1969. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body.

Craft Bazaar -A one stop place to witness Bhutanese culture and buy Bhutan made art and craft product. The Bazaar in its 80 stalls covers all aspects of the traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. At this Bazaar craftsmen and artisans from across the country display and sell their handicrafts. And also visit other handicraft stores.
Over night at Thimphu
Day 2
5 Nights 6 Days Thunder Dragon Tours
After breakfast visit following place:

Institute for Zorig Chusum
Commonly known as Arts & Crafts School or Painting School, the Institute offers a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. On a visit, one can see students learning the various skills taught at the school.

Coronation Park
Located on the banks of the river (near the city stadium), this 5.6 acres of parkland offer a pleasant and relaxing environment to stroll or to sit and watch the river flow by.

The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim)
It is dedicated to connect people to the Bhutanese rural past through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programmes and documentation of rural life. The principal exhibit in the museum is a restored three storey traditional rammed mud and timber house, which dates back to the mid 19th century. The design and form of house is that of an average household in the Wang area during that era. The age of structure demonstrates the durability and performance of the building materials. From ground to top floor, household objects, typical domestic tools and equipments that would have been used by a family during that period are put on display. The museum is also developing some of the native trees and plants that were used for various domestic purposes in the rural households.

Changangkha Lhakhang
It is a fortress like temple and monastic school perched on a ridge above Thimphu, south of Motithang. The temple was established in 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drugom Shigpo, who came from Tibet. The central statue here is Chenrezig in a manifestation with 11 heads. From temple courtyard, there is fascinating view of Thimphu valley.

Weekend Market
Every Saturday and Sunday most of Thimphu’s scant population and many valley dwellers congregate on the banks of the river where weekend market is held. It is an interesting place to visit and provides opportunity to mingle with the local people.
Over night at Thimphu
Day 3
5 Nights 6 Days Thunder Dragon Tours
After breakfast, travel to Punakha through Dochula Pass 3140 m). In the clear spring sky, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountain ranges. . Then pass by the beautiful 108 chortens built on the hill by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck (Queen Mother of Bhutan) for the security and well being of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan.

You will also visit Druk Wangyel Lhakhang (monastery) which was built by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck (the Queen Mother of Bhutan) as a tribute to His Majesty the fourth King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck and armed forces after His Majesty led a successful operation against Indian militants who had occupied certain areas of Bhutan. The gallery of the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang has beautiful murals depicting some of the important events in the reigns of the Kings of Bhutan.

Then travel onto Punakha. Punakha has been inextricably linked to some of the most momentous events in the Bhutanese history and deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful and significant regions at the heart of Bhutanese culture. Punakha had served as the capital of Bhutan from 1637 till 1907. The dzong is historically important and stands as the symbol for a unified Bhutan.
On the way, stop for lunch at Metsina village and then visit the Devine Madman’s Monastery-Chhimi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where one can receive a special fertility blessing.

Then visit the Punakha Dzong, located on the island of the Pho – Chu (Male River) and the Mochu (Female River). The dzong was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative seat of the region. At the dzong, you can see the highest standards in woodwork.
In the evening visit Rinchengang & Lobesa villages where you will take a short walk through the village and have free interaction with the villagers.
Over night stay at hotel in Punakha
Day 4
5 Nights 6 Days Thunder Dragon Tours
After breakfast travel to paro. On arrival at paro check into your hotel and visit the following:
National Museum, housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here an intriguing collection of artifacts provide a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom.
Paro Dzong, a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. It is also known as the Rinpung Dzong which means a “fortress that sits on a heap of jewels”. This imposing dzong located above the Paro River is a fine example of Bhutanese architecture with its inward sloping walls that rise to an impressive height. The dzong was built in the 16th century on the foundation of a monastery built by Guru Rinpoche (who is regarded as the “second Buddha.”) .From the dzong, walk further down to Nyamai Zampa, an oldest traditional cantilever bridge in Bhutan.
In the evening stroll through the Paro town and visit local handicraft stores.
Over night stay at hotel in Paro
Day 5
5 Nights 6 Days Thunder Dragon Tours
After breakfast, drive to Paro which takes about 1 hr and then hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. The walk up to the viewpoint will take about 1 – 1 ½ hrs depending on your fitness and from View Point you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. Stop for refreshment at the View Point Cafeteria. Then walk further up to the monastery which will take about 1 hour. It is said that in the 8th century Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress from eastern Bhutan to this place and meditated in a cave here for 3 months. The principal Lhakhang (monastery) of the present monastic complex dates from 1692. Taktsang was damaged severely by fire in 1998 but has now been fully restored to its former glory.After visiting the monastery, walk downhill back to the road on the way stop for lunch at the view point cafeteria and then walk further downhill to the road point. Then drive back to hotel. On the way visit Kyichu temple,one of the 108 temples built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo. The story goes that a giant demon lay across the whole area of Tibet and the Himalayas and was preventing the spread of Buddhism. To overcome her, King Songtsen Gampo decided to build 108 temples, which would be placed on all the points of her body. Of these 108 temples, 12 were built in accordance with precise plans. Thus, it happened that in about the year AD 638 the temple of Jokhang in Lhasa was built over the very heart of the demon. Then go for hot stone bath.
Over night stay at hotel in Paro
Day 6
5 Nights 6 Days Thunder Dragon Tours
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE:
In the morning after breakfast your tour guide will escort you to the Paro airport for your flight to your onward destinations.

More Details about Thimphu, Paro and Punakha Tour

Inclusions

  • MAP (Room + Breakfast + Lunch/Dinner)
  • Hotel
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers
  • Pickup-Drop
  • Private Guide
  • Sim Card
  • Welcome Drink
  • Accommodation
  • Mineral Water
  • Insurance
  • Non Veg Meals
  • Veg Meals
  • Veg & Non Veg Meals
  • 1. Private guided tour
  • 2. Airport/Railway station transfers through H1 Hiace Bus /Innova/Similar
  • 3. Daily MAP meal plans, 2 meals (B+L/D) at designated restaurants or hotels
  • 4. Accommodation at 3 stars hotels
  • 5. A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide licensed by Tourism council
  • 6. An experienced driver
  • 7. Mineral bottled water
  • 8. Full services & assistances before, during and after your Bhutan trip
  • 9. SDF of Adult SDF of Nu.1200/- per person x 6 nights
  • 10. Travel Insurance of INR 599/- per person per week/for 6/7 days(This is as per the Insurance package)
  • 11. Free tourist local sim

Exclusions

  • 1 Gratuities, bar bills, telephone bills, personal expenses, and laundry.
  • 2 Horse charge for Tiger’s Nest Hike
  • 3 Bhutanese traditional hot stone bath.
  • 4 Flight/Train Ticket.
  • 5 Monumental Entry fees

Payments Terms

  • * 100% Advance Percentage of total booking amount

Price & Rates

No of pax Age Limit Price per pax (Rs)
No of pax Adult Age Limit Above 12 years Price per pax (Rs) $ 341 / Adult ( With Tax )

Accommodation

City Hotel Name Star Rating
City Thimphu Hotel Name The BD Hotel Star Rating 3
City Punakha Hotel Name Damchen Resort Star Rating 3
City Paro Hotel Name Nirvana Inn Star Rating 3

Terms and Conditions

  • Reservation Policy:
  • For reservation of the hotels,guides and vehicles:
  • 100% of the Quotation payment has to be made to enable us to book the hotels, guides and vehicles well on time.
  • Cancellation Policy:
  • We genuinely hope that your trips to Bhutan will be blissfully enjoyable,successful with pleasant sight of plethora of signs and symbols,flora and fauna, warm greetings by the peace loving simple Bhutanese people, spiritually peaceful environs of the land of the peaceful Thunder dragon, milieu of the landscape,mountains,foothills and slightly plain areas of Bhutan. We assure you to provide every effort to make your trips experience blissfully enjoyable one. We do realize at time due to unavoidable circumstances a trip to Bhutan may need to be cancelled or postponed.
  • Thus we have a judicious cancellation policy to protect the interest of parties/your trips to Bhutan.While confirming your Bhutan Tour package with us, we require 100% advance amount. Rest of the payment is a week before your travel date. In case of cancellation the following terms apply:
  • • 100% Refund will be made within 50 days of the start of the tour program
  • • 75% Refund will be made within 35-50 days
  • • 50% Refund will be made within 20-35 days
  • • 25% Refund will be made within 25 days or cancellation without notice.
  • • Less than 25 days or after arrival in Bhutan 100% no refund will be made inasmuch as by this time everything will be ready and hotels are fully booked.
  • • Payment can be made by wire transfer viz. RTGS, into our account, pay by online (using your credit card) paying by credit card is more than 4 percentage or more.
  • Visa processing tips:
  • 1. Indian tourists do not require Visa.
  • Bhutan entry permit is processed by the travellers at the immigration counter for which you need to have a copy of your more than 6 months valid passport or Voter ID. You need to print and carry to fly to Bhutan, provide at immigration check point authorities who will stamp on your passport.
  • 2. Your passport must be valid for more than 6 months at the time of travel in Bhutan.
  • For those coming via Phuntsholing:
  • While coming via Phuntsholing entry permit will have to done manually done. For this you need to carry one number of passport sized photograph, copy of either passport or Voter ID card and wait for immigration formalities while the driver or guide will do the same on your behalf as per the following”
  • Indian Nationals Travelling to Bhutan
  • Guidelines for Indians visiting Bhutan
  • a) Indian nationals visiting Bhutan do not require visa. However, they will be issued an entry permit. ‘Entry Permit’ will be issued by the Department of Immigration in the Pedestrian Terminal at Phuentsholing on the basis of a valid
  • b) Travel Document. Tourists/visitors from India are required to carry the following Travel Documents:
  • c) Original Indian Passport (with minimum six months validity) or Original Voter ID card;
  • d) For children below 18 years, Original birth certificate (in English language) or passport, and must be accompanied by a legal guardian;
  • e) 2 passport size photographs are required.
  • f) Tourists should have travel insurance for the duration of the trip. There is also an option to purchase domestic travel insurance from Bhutanese insurance providers at the Pedestrian Terminal at Phuentsholing. Details are available on Bhutan Insurance Limited website: https://www.bhutaninsurance.com.bt/index.php?Page_id=112 .
  • g) For more information, visitors can visit the website of Department of Immigration: https://www.doi.gov.bt/?lang=en and Department of Tourism website: https://www.tourism.gov.bt/ .
  • 2. (SDF)Sustainable Development Fee:
  • India tourists are required to pay Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) of INR 1,200/- per person per night. Children aged 5 years and below are exempted of SDF and children between the age of 6-12 years are given 50 % concession on SDF. Tourist visiting Samtse, Phuentsholing, Gelephu, and Samdrup Jongkhar towns for 24 hours need not pay Sustainable Development Fee (SDF).
  • 3. Requirement of vaccination:
  • There are no Covid-19 vaccination requirements for adults or children to enter Bhutan from September 23, 2022. However, it is advised to carry the Vaccination Certificate. Individuals above 12 years may be randomly subjected to RT-PCR testing at points of entry. No fee shall be charged for the RT-PCR testing for surveillance.
  • 4. Pedestrian Terminal at Jaigaon-Phuentsholing border:
  • The Pedestrian Terminal at Jaigaon-Phuentsholing border remains open for 24x7. Entry Permit is not required for daily visitors who will be visiting Phuentsholing only. An online pre-registration system has been developed to pass through the pedestrian terminal at website https://bms.doi.gov.bt. On successful registration, a QR code will be generated. The registered person is required to present the QR code at the immigration counter along with the required identity document. Pre-registration is one time and there is no need to register again. Daily visitors can visit until Rinchending Check Post. SDF will be applicable beyond this point and they will also have to obtain a permit from the Regional Immigration Office. Casual visitors who make night halt beyond 24 hours in Phuentsholing will have to pay SDF. For daily visitors, a User Fee of Nu.10 per person (Bhutanese as well as foreigners) is charged for entering through the Pedestrian Terminal each time, no User Fee charged on exit.
  • 7. Other entry/exit points:
  • Other entry/exit points on the southern Indo-Bhutan border are in Samtse, Samdrup Jongkhar, Sarpang/Gelephu.
  • B. Department of Immigrations and Tourism:
  • i) Indian tourists who are planning their trip to Bhutan are advised to make following arrangements through the certified travel agent:
  •  Obtain entry permit online [to apply please visit ‘visa section on website www.bhutan.travel]
  •  Accommodation: It is mandatory to stay in Department of Tourism certified accommodation for the whole duration of trip.
  •  A tourist Guide
  •  Travel insurance
  •  Transportation around the country with SUV Car, Hiace Bus and Coster Bus only
  • II) Sustainable Development Fee:
  • India tourists are required to pay Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) of INR 1,200/- per person per night. Children aged 5 years and below are exempted of SDF and children between the age of 6-12 years are given 50 % concession on SDF. Tourist visiting Samtse, Phuentsholing, Gelephu, and Samdrup Jongkhar towns for 24 hours need not pay Sustainable Development Fee (SDF).
  • Monument entry fees per person
  • Slno Monument Place Fees
  • 1 Tashichhodzong Thimphu 500.00
  • 2 Memorial Chorten Thimphu 500.00
  • 3 Takin Reserve Thimphu 300.00
  • 4 Textile Museum Thimphu 250.00
  • 5 Institute of Zorig Chusum Thimphu 200.00
  • 6 Simply Bhutan Thimphu 1,000.00
  • 7 Folk Heritage Museum Thimphu 250.00
  • 8 Punakha Dzong Punakha 500.00
  • 9 Chimi Lhakhang Punakha 500.00
  • 10 Namgay Artisanal Brewery Paro 300.00
  • 11 National Museum Paro 500.00
  • 12 Kyichu Lhakhang Paro 500.00
  • 13 Tiger Nest Paro 1,000.00
  • 14 Hot Stone Bath(Optional) Paro 1,500.00
  • Total expenses for direct payment 7,800.00
  • Flight ticket cost information. NB: The air fares are subject to fluctuation ups and down.
  • Sector
  • Delhi /Paro / Delhi (DEL/PBH/DEL)
  • Kolkata/ Paro/ Kolkata (CCU/PBH/CCU)
  • Bagdogra/ Paro/ Bagdogra (IXB/PBH/IXB)
  • NB: If you want us to reserve the flight ticket for the sectors mentioned above please let us know, we can obtain or issue the e_tickets that are subject to availity for the above mentioned sectors. The flight tickets are subject to fluctuation ups and down too.
  • If the flight can be included in the itinerary please clearly specify in your requirements to avoid unnecessary stranding/blockage of the flight. The flight tickets costs are subject to fluctuation.
  • India Rupee Remittance from India to Bhutan
  • Bank detail:
  • The payment for Rimso Travels and Ticketing can be made directly to our company account styled
  • “Rimso Travels and Ticketing” with Bank of Bhutan Ltd. Bhutan from India for booking the flight bookings only. The payment will have to come directly to us as per the Banking detail as follows:
  • India Rupee Remittance from India to Bhutan:
  • 1)Correspondent Axis Bank Ltd., Siliguri, India.
  • Beneficiary Bank: Bank of Bhutan Limited
  • Thimphu Bhutan
  • A/c No.035-010-200-003-460
  • IFCS Code: UTIB0000035
  • Beneficiary/Ultimate Beneficiary :
  • Account No. 202079039 of Rimso Travels and Ticketing, Bank of Bhutan Ltd. Babesa Branch,Thimphu, Bhutan.
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  • Thank you

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
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