Bhutan: Land of Happiness
Come away to spend the summer on a road trip to this Himalayan land. Start from Bagdogra, entering Bhutan via Phuntsholing and covering the beautiful cities of Thimpu and Paro and the far off valleys of Punakha and Phobjika.
Trip essence: Road journey | Culture | Hikes | Architecture | Photography
Highlights of the trip
1. Roadtrip. Road trip. Road trip. Start from Bagdogra, go to the beautiful towns of Paro and Thimphu and the valleys of Punakha and Phobjika and come back to Bagdogra, all of this in 9 days.
2. Architecture of the Dzongs is bedazzling. The local stays of western Paro, two storied colourful houses, or the sturdy stone houses of central Bhutan. Those with an eye for architecture or beautiful picture frames will find this alluring.
3. Food. Local food of momos, red rice of red panda beer will be a food lover delight. Also the spicy Bhutanese food at local eats should be a whole lot of fun!
4. Local way to life. The Bhutanese live in simple homes with very less access to technology or modern infrastructure even till date. The smaller town of Paro will bear witness to that.
So going back to the simple kind of life is a must do for all going to Bhutan. The Bhutanese teach us that happiness truly lies in simplicity.
What: Road trip to Bhutan
When: 8th -16thOctober 2016 (9D/8N)
How much: INR 43,350+ 3.75% (Per Person)
Accommodation on double occupancy basis at the 3 star hotels set out below:
Phuntsholing Park Hotel or Similar (2 nights)
Thimphu Wangchuk Resort or Similar (2 nights)
Punakha / Wangdue Meri Puensum or Similar (1 night)
Phobjika Gakiling Guesthouse or similar (1 night)
Paro Hotel Galling or Similar (2 nights)
Transportation and sightseeing within Bhutan in a Hiace bus/tempo traveller Non AC bus as per itinerary (Vehicle NOT at disposal).
Bagdogara-Phuentsholing-Bagdogara airport transfers in Innovas/Xylos with carrier (Non AC- maximum 5 pax per Innova).
Meals Breakfast and dinner (Breakfast included for 9 days, and Dinner on day 1).
Entrance fee to museums, monuments specified on the itinerary.
A local guide (ex-Phuentsholing).
Flights to and from Bagdogra.
Additional activities you may undertake at the location.
Meals not mentioned.
Local transport within the city beyond what is specified in the itinerary.
Personal expenses such as beverages, tips etc.
Any costs arising from flight delays, change in weather conditions, strikes etc. which are beyond our control.
What is not mentioned in ''Includes''.
All activities are subject to availability.
Indian nationals travelling to Bhutan require passport (valid for at least 6 months from date of travel) or Voter ID card only.
Dinner will cost approximately Rs.500 per day.