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7 Days 6 Nights Cultural Trip To Bhutan

Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days

Destination Covered : Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Phuentsholing

Tour Activities : Hiking, Horse Riding, Monuments & Historical Places, Museums, Sightseeing

Tour Themes : Hill Stations & Valleys, Religious & Pilgrimage, Culture & Heritage, Family & Group 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
7 Days 6 Nights Cultural Trip To Bhutan
Welcome to Phuentsholing-Thimphu-Punakha Paro Tour. On arrival at Alipurduar for 2 paxs and a child you will be met & greeted by Rimso Travel’s representative. Transfer from Alipurduar to Jaigaon at Bhutan border/Phuntsholing, Bhutan near Indian border After immigration formalities drive to Thimphu
After immigration formalities you will start your journey to Thimphu (7,500 ft), the capital of Bhutan that take 6 – 7 hrs over 146.8 kms . On the way enjoy the beauty of Bhutan Himalaya. On arrival at Thimphu check into your respective hotel. After some refreshment you will retire to bed.
Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu
Day 2
7 Days 6 Nights Cultural Trip To Bhutan
After early morning breakfast, a preparation to visit:-

Tashichho Dzong, a Buddhist monastery cum fortress at the northern edge of Thimpu the capital city of Bhutan. The original Thimphu Dzong (the Dho-NgyenDzong) is said to have been constructed in 1116 by Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa.

KuenselPhodrang

The KuenselPhodrang or the Buddha point isthe world’s largest sitting Buddha statue, the statue is 167 feet high.

National Memorial Chorten

The National Memorial was built by Bhutan's third king, H.M. JigmeDorjiWangchuck who is also known as the "father of modern Bhutan." The national Memorial Chorten is located in the center of the capital city, Thimphu and is designed like a Tibetan style Chorten.

Why Bhutan?

Because you can warm yourself in bright sunny day to keep all warm, find and fill the spirit of everyone with Graces of the Thunder Kingdom filled with plethora of signs and symbols, most of the people from all walks of life are cladded in the finest cultural dress.
Cultural moods and smile, display of various goods in buildings, houses, café, theatre in the clock tower.

All will be in blissful mood. Thimphu’s being cladded with various colors filled with Capital city of the only Carbon negative country in the world.

Folk Heritage Museum

The folk heritage museum was open to the general public in 2001 upon completion. It treasures troves of culture and rich Bhutanese heritage provide rich insights into the Bhutanese ethos.

National Textile Museum

The second important Museum that also opened its doors in 2001 is the National Textile Museum of Bhutan. During a trip to this museum you will get an up close and personal experience of the living national art of weaving.

National Institute of ZorigChusum

The art and crafts currently taught in Bhutan, were introduced to the country in the 15th century by Trenton Pema Lingpa.

National Library

Bhutan's National Library was established in the 1967. Its mission is to preserve the literary treasures of the nation which constitute a significant element of Bhutan's rich and vibrant cultural heritage.

Motithang Takin Preserve

The Motithang Takin Preserve also known as the Thimphu Zoo by many is a small natural preserve for the Takin Bhutan’s national animal.

Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory

The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory is a small paper factory located in Thimphu that produces paper using traditional Bhutanese methods.
The paper products produced at the factory are made from Daphne or Mulberry plant bark.

Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.
Day 3
7 Days 6 Nights Cultural Trip To Bhutan
Post early breakfast, you will drive towards Punakha via Dochula Pass. We will stop over for tea at Dochula (3,100 m), where on a sunny day, you can get stunning views of the Himalayan ranges.

Punakha Dzong
The Punakha Dzong or the Pungtang Dechen Phortang Dzong is located at the confluence of the Mo Chhu and the Po Chhu River, combine to form the Puna Tsang Chu which in turn is a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra River. The Dzhong was constructed by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal Wangchuck in 1638.

After that, we will be driving to the longest suspension bridge and enjoy sight-seeing. After that we will drive to ChimmiLhakhang to start with and enjoy the beauty of the Lhakhang. The monastery stands on a small hill close to the village of Lobesa and was constructed in 1499 by NgawangChoegyel, the 14th Drukpa heirarch.

Overnight stay at hotel in Punakha.
Day 4
7 Days 6 Nights Cultural Trip To Bhutan
After morning breakfast, we will drive towards Paro. Proceed for a full day escort to Paro. En-route Dochu la Pass. The pass is a popular among the tourists because of its 360 degree panoramic view of Himalayan range. The place is worth going in clear winter days with magnificent view of snowcapped mountains and mountain pass. Transfer to Paro.

On the way we will stop over at Chuzom confluence followed by Tachog Lakhang on the way to Paro.

Ta Dzong (National Museum of Bhutan)
The National Museum of Bhutan is housed inside the six storied circular Ta Dzong. The Ta Dzong is a medieval watch tower situated above the RimpungDzong. The Ta Dzong was constructed in 1656.

Rinpung Dzong
The Paro Dzong is probably Bhutan's best known and most iconic Dzong. This is probably the first building you will notice when you land at Paro International Airport and will probably be your first memory of Bhutan.
Overnight stay at hotel in Paro.
Day 5
7 Days 6 Nights Cultural Trip To Bhutan
You can choose two options:

Option 1:
Paro: Sightseeing and excursion to Chelela Pass/ Day excursion to Chelela pass to Kelela Geoenpa

After early morning breakfast, we will take you for a morning drive to Chelela Pass. Seeing the view of Kelela Geoenpa is a beautiful and magnificent forest. You will find the forest worthy, where you will see great beautiful clouds, yaks, hemlock trees, wildflowers, tall firs, Paro valley, Haa valley and natural beauty of the forest. You can also see the beautiful mountains of Bhutan such as Mt. Jomolhari (7314 meters/24000 feet), Mt. Jichu Drake (6794 meters/22290 feet) and the world’s third highest mountain, Kanchenjunga (8586 meters/28169 feet) in a clear weather from the spot.
In Kila Goemba, there are about 40 nuns whose age ranges from 15 to 80. These nuns reside in Kila Goemba as some were orphans and some left their homes and wealth for spiritual happiness. Nuns live here by dedicating their entire life for religion, meditation, studies, prayers and spiritual peace.
The main temple of Kila Goemba has ancient statues such as of Chenrizig (Avalokiteswara) and Guru Rinpoche. Nuns here live a simple lifestyle where their day begins and ends with prayers. The nuns have their breakfast at 10 am where their meal includes rice, vegetables and tea. After the breakfast, they continue with their studies until 9 pm. After the study, they have their simple meal for the night. The nuns are off to bed after their final session of prayers. Older nuns have entered into meditation by retiring while the younger nuns still undergo their dharma studies and even perform religious ceremonies. The courses take about five to six years and after that they start meditation which can take four months to five years.
When you visit this beautiful place, you will witness the atmosphere of peace and discover the undisturbed lives of nuns. One of the interesting things about the nuns here is that they also get lesson in carpentry. You will witness the nuns learning carpentry when you reach the temple.
Visitors usually hike to Kila Gyemba from the Chelela pass which is 25 kilometers from Paro. Chelela pass is located at 3822 meters and is located between Paro and Haa. The hike takes about 1.30 hours through the spectacular views of valleys, pine trees, rhododendron tress and exotic highland flowers such as orchids and blue poppy which is the national flower of Bhutan.
The Chelela pass is the highest road point in Bhutan and people usually come here for picnic. Visitors usually start their hike on early morning around 8 am for fresh view and atmosphere. The pass is beautifully decorated with prayer flags and looks colorful and peaceful as well. Sometimes fogs make the scenes look very breathtaking and beautiful in pictures while captured
It defies natural principles to the core and amazes tourists from around the world. It is a sight to behold.

The Jowo Temple of Kyichu is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. The temple was built by the Tibetan King SongstenGampo in the 7th Century AD.
Overnight stay at hotel in Paro.

Or

Option 2: Hike to Tiger`s Nest(Paro Taktshang)/Sightseeing and visit to Kyichu Lhakhang,Rinpung Dzong,Taa Dzong

Take a day walk to the ‘Tiger's Nest’, the sacred Taktshang monastery which clings to the rock face 900 metres above the valley floor. Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown to the site riding on a tigress. He subsequently meditated here for three months. It is one of Bhutan’s most holy sites and draws pilgrims not only from Bhutan but also from neighbouring Buddhist countries. You can have lunch at the Taktshang cafeteria from where you get a spectacular view of the monastery. Nearby you can also visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, a temple of historical significance and one of the most sacred shrines in Bhutan.

Stop over at any center of Hot Stone Bath arranged by the guide.

Overnight stay at hotel in Paro.
Day 6
7 Days 6 Nights Cultural Trip To Bhutan
In the morning after early breakfast we will drive after breakfast. On the way you will enjoy sight seeing of the beautiful sceneries,photography,etc.You can halt at Chukha for beauty of waterfall. Halt at Damview Restaurant at Wangkha to enjoy the beauty of Chuka Hydel’s scenes. Few minutes halts at Kharbandi for visiting Goemba,Chorten and enjoy birds eye view of Phuentsholing town and Indian town called Jaigaon. Then proceed to check into your respective hotel.After refreshment you will be taken to visit of crocodile zoo, Toorsa river reclamation scenes. Evening walk around Phuentsholing for shopping or leisure walks.

Sangay Migyur Lhakhang

View of Phuentsholing and Indian town

Visit and Views of Kharbandi Gompa

Visit and views of Phuentsholing town and Amochu Crocodiles zoo

Yet another place of new interest-Visit of New township of Phuentsholing transformation into the biggest city of Bhutan,Garden Gate,Toorsa Township, etc

Old and new view of Toorsa township under project.

Old view of Toorsa Township

New view of Toorsa township

New Phuentsholing Township

New gate garden in place of GOL building. Iconic GOL Building no more in view.
Good bye to iconic GOL building. We all missed you

Overnight stay at hotel in Phuentsholing.
Day 7
7 Days 6 Nights Cultural Trip To Bhutan
Today is your farewell day for your Bhutan Tour Package from your city/place of origin. After early breakfast Drive back from Phuentsholing to ALIPURDUAR for your onward journey with happy memories to cherish ever in your heart and life.

More Details about Thimphu, Paro and Punakha Tour

Inclusions

  • MAP (Room + Breakfast + Lunch/Dinner)
  • Hotel
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers
  • Pickup-Drop
  • Private Cab
  • Private Guide
  • Sim Card
  • Welcome Drink
  • Accommodation
  • Mineral Water
  • Insurance
  • Visa Services
  • 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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