5 Days Bhutan Budget Tour

Paro, Bhutan, Paro, Bhutan

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Duration

5 Days

Tour Type

North East India

Group Size

10 persons

Location

Bhutan

Overview

DAY 1: NJP TO PHUENTSHOLING 

Onward Destination/Delhi – N.J.P Railway Station/Bagdogra Airport – Phuentsholing: On arrival at N.J.P RAILWAY. Station / IXB Bagdogra airport you will be received by our Professional representative, who will be waiting outside for a traditional well come and proceed for Phuentsholing (980 ft./142 km/3 hours) , through the lush green as well as a most beautiful Tea garden in Duars. On arrival at Phuentsholing, The most rapidly growing town in Bhutan checks in at your hotel. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing.    

DAY 2: DRIVE TO THIMPHU

After breakfast proceeds to Thimphu and after a short drive visit Kharbandi Gompa to get a breathtaking view of Phuentsholing and also the Indian plains. Being nature-loving and friendly with the Guest we stop our journey on the way from time to time to see & feel the Bhutan Himalayan scenery. We will take a lunch break and again start our journey on the way we will reach the highest point of about 2800m/9,185ft. Before reaching Thimphu again we will stop to visit Semtokha Dzong. On arrival at Thimphu check in at the hotel & you will be taken care of by our hotel’s premium hospitality. Overnight stay at Thimphu.    

DAY 3: THIMPHU

We will start our day with the visit to:     

  • National Memorial Chorten is continuously circumambulated by the faithful, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. Construction of this landmark was the idea of Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (“the father of modern Bhutan”) who had wished to erect a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace.    
  • Buddha Point: One of the biggest Buddha in the world. It was constructed through donations from devotees all around the world.    
  • Painting school: It’s a non-profitable organization established by the government to encourage the youth in the unique arts and crafts.    
  • Folk Heritage Museum: It is one of the oldest traditional houses. This house has been around 150 years old. It once belonged to one of the affluent families. The government has converted the house into a museum in 2001 in Thimphu providing visitors and tourists with fascinating insights into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life. The Folk Heritage Museum with a three-storied, 19th-century traditional house provides you a glimpse of the Bhutanese lifestyle and artefacts from rural households. One can come across typical household objects, tools and equipment. 

After having your lunch we will visit:     

  • National Textile Museum: National Textile Museum which was opened in June 2001 is worth a leisurely visit to get to know the living of national art of weaving. Changing exhibitions introduce the major weaving techniques, styles of local dress and textiles made by women and men. The small shop features work from the renowned weaving centre in Lhuntshe Dzongkhag, in north-eastern Bhutan.    
  • Tashichodzong: The beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the government’s offices and the King’s Throne room. It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. The fortress is open from 9 am till 5 pm during weekends and during weekdays it’s open after 5 pm till 6 pm.  Evening you will drive to Paro. Check-in hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.    

DAY 4: PARO SIGHTSEEING

Start your day early to visit:     

  • Taktshang: A historical site that a visitor to Bhutan should not miss.” The Tiger’s Nest” is perched precariously on a cliff. Guru Padma Sambhava was supposed to have flown to the Taktshang perched on the back of a tiger. It’s the Mecca for tantric Buddhism and the Great tantric master meditated in one of the caves. The temple is built by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye in the 17th century. It takes about 6 hours both ways.    
  • Drukgyel Dzong: It was one of the four principal Dra Dzongs (defense fortress). Accounts differ on the founder of Drukgyal Dzong. It is said to have been caused by the fire when a butter lamp fell in the central tower. Only the ruins of giant walls, charred gigantic wooden posts, beams and watchtowers can be seen in what was once an important fortress that repelled several invasions from the north.

DAY 5: PARO DEPARTURE

Like all good things, your Bhutan tours will come to an end. We will be happy to see you back.

DOs:

  • Follow proper dress code while visiting offices and religious sites. Entering religious monuments and offices with singlets and miniskirts is not our norm.
  • Remove your hat while entering religious sites and kindly take off your footwear while entering temple altar rooms.
  • Maintain silence in heritage and religious sites and monuments.
  • Always walk clockwise while passing heritage and religious monuments
  • A proper permit is required to export religious artefacts or antiques
  • Always carry valid travel documents and produce the same if required
  • Always use the Tourism Council of Bhutan(TCB) certified:
    • Accommodation facilities 
    • Tour guides
    • Tour operators to organize your tour
  • Ask and be informed of the cancellation policy of the tour operators or the hotels as every tour operator and hotel have its own cancellation and refund policy.
  • Be fully insured against unforeseen medical emergencies.
  • In case of loss of travel document, report to the nearest immigration, police or TCB office
  • Use proper toilet facilities where available. Be as discreet as possible if open air toilet is to be practised.
  • Be responsible for your own waste and dispose of them in designated areas.
  • Follow traffic rules and use designated zebra crossing for your safety.
  • Report to TCB on the misbehaviour of guides, drivers and tour operators. 

DON'Ts:

  • Refrain from touching any murals, religious paintings and objects in the temples as it is disrespectful to local culture.
  • Smoking in public areas is strictly prohibited and liable to be fined, so please refrain from smoking in public areas.
  • Carrying and use of drone is strictly prohibited.
  • Spitting on the wall and other places are discouraged.
  • Taking photographs and filming are restricted in some areas. So please refrain from filming and taking photographs in those areas. Please seek your guide's advice.
  • Refrain from feeding animals on highways, parks and in other places
  • Washing, swimming or throwing objects into lakes and other water bodies are prohibited as it is considered sacred
  • Do not sit straddle or legs stretched in front of the altar as it is culturally offensive, we expect you to cross your legs or kneel when sitting in religious places.            

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Tour Location

Paro, Bhutan, Paro, Bhutan

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Aditya Sharma

Aditya Sharma

08/04/2022 10:48

Highly recommended

Great services provided including hotel, cab and coordination. Thanks for making the trip memorable. Highly recommended
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