Phuentsholing 2N – Thimphu 1N – Wangdue / Punakha 2N – Bumthang 2N – Paro 2N
(NHB – 28)
(9 Nights / 10 Days) Drive In & Drive Out.  

Package : (NHB – 28)

Itinerary:

(Distance: 170 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude of Phuentsholing: 293 mts.)

Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport and transfer to Phuentsholing - The Gateway of Bhutan by Road from India. It is a thriving commercial center on the northern edge of the Indian Plains. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing.

(Distance: 176 kms. / Driving Time: 6 hrs. / Altitude of Thimphu: 2350 mts.)

After breakfast complete the immigration formalities and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Thimphu.

(Distance: 77 kms. / Driving Time: 3 hrs. / Altitude of Punakha: 1310 mts.)

After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue), National Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon transfer to Punakha / Wangdue Phodrang (4,300 ft.), via Dochu-La-Pass (10,170 ft.) to view the higher Himalayas. The pass also has 108 Druk Wangyal Khangzang Chorten which is believed brings multi fold merit to all sentient beings and which make the pass a must visit place. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Punakha / Wangdue Phodrang.

(Distance: 212 kms. / Driving Time: 8 hrs. / Altitude of Bumthang: 2600 mts.)

After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Trongsa across Pele-La-Pass (11.120 ft.) traditional boundary between east & west Bhutan, There is an adrupt change in vegetation, with mountain forest replaced by high altitude dwarf bamboo. Stop Enroute Chendbji Chorten - built in the style of the great Bodhanath Choten of Nepal. Further ahead visit Trongsa Dzong – It was the seat of power over central & eastern Bhutan and Ta Dzong - An ancient watch tower. The chapel inside is said to be dedicated to the Trongsa Penlop Jigme Namgyal. Then drive further to Bumthang over the Yutong-La-Pass (11,155 ft.). While in Chumey valley in Bumthang, visit the Yathra Weaving Factory - It is the most famous textile product of Bumthang. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Bumthang. * Please note that the road condition after Punakha/Wangdue is poor due to road widening work going on. Travel time may be more than the standard time mentioned above.
After breakfast, 1st half visit Jakar Dzong: Literally meaning the Castle of White Bird. The current structure was built in 1667. Lamey Goemba: A large palace and monastery built in 18th century by Dasho Phuntsho Wangdi Jambay Lhakhang: built by King Srongsen Gampo of Tibet. In October one of the most spectacular festival, “Jambay Lhakhang Drup” is staged here. Chakhar Lhakhang: Literally meaning the Iron Castle, the original palace was made of Iron and hence the name “Chakhar”. Kurjey Lhakhang: Named after body print of Guru Rimpoche. Afternoon 2nd half Visit Tamshing Lhakhang: Literally meaning the Temple of the good message, established in 1501 by Pema Lingpa. Membarstho: Literally meaning, “The burning Lake”. The evening ends visit a local handloom weaving house and Interact with the weavers. Overnight stay at Bumthang.

(Distance: 212 kms. / Driving Time: 8 hrs. / Altitude of Punakha: 1310 mts.)

After breakfast drive to Punakha. Reach Punakha by late afternoon. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Punakha/Wangdue.

(Distance: 140 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude of Paro: 2280 mts.)

After breakfast check out from hotel with bag & baggage’s and visit the Punakha Dzong - built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. After that take a short and easy hike to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. After noon drive to Paro. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.
After breakfast start full day sightseeing covering Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of Bhutanese antiquities, Rinpung Dzong - the administrative seat of the district of Paro. Afternoon visit Drukgyel Dzong - The Dzong was destroyed by fire in 1951 and is now preserved as heritage site & Kyichu Lhakhang - one of the oldest Buddist temples in Bhutan . Overnight stay at Paro.

(Distance: 200 kms. / Driving Time: 7 hrs. / Altitude of Phuentsholing: 293 mts.)

After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Phuentsholing. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing.

(Distance: 170 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude of NJP/IXB: 89 mts.)

After breakfast check out from the hotel and take the departure transfer to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey.
NO OF PAX(Cost Per Person) PREMIUM+(MAP) PREMIUM(MAP) CLASSY(MAP) LUXURY(MAP) SUPERIOR(MAP) DELUXE(MAP)
02 PAX 110900 95700 88300 69400 64400 60400
04 PAX 97100 81900 74500 55600 50600 46600
06 PAX 91600 76300 69000 50100 45100 41100
08 PAX 88400 73200 65800 46900 41900 37900
EPSR 57500 45900 40600 27500 23500 19800
CNB 23000 23400 21200 13900 12900 11100
About Vehicle:

For tour Starting or ending from India Packages, we provide exclusive Indian Vehicle in India Part and Bhutan vehicle in Bhutan part. All the vehicles provided, unless other wise specified will be Non-A/C Vehicles. Supplement Charges will be applicable for A/C vehicles.

VEHICLE CAPACITY & DETAILS
CAPACITY BHUTAN PART INDIA PART
1 – 2 Pax including Child SUV like Santa Fee / Tucson Wagon R / Indica
3 – 6 Pax including Child Toyota Hiace / Hyundai H1 Innova / Xylo / Scorpio
7 – 8 Pax including Child Toyota High Roof Hiace 2 Innova / Xylo / Scorpio
Note - In case the number of heads including child increases, then the guest will have to take bigger vehicle with an additional cost. For instance, for 3rd adult or child traveling together with 02 Pax, the guests would have to pay supplement charges for Toyota Hiace/ Hundai H1 instead of SUV. The details of supplement costs are given below:
SUPPLEMENT VEHICLE COSTS
VEHICLE PARTICLARS SUPPLEMENT AMOUNT
Toyota Hiace / Hyundai H1 Instead of SUV 14300
Toyoto High Roof Hiace Instead of Toyota Hiace / Hyundai H1 16000
Toyota Coaster Instead of Toyoto High Roof Hiace 28400
ACCOMMODATION
DESTINATIONS PREMIUM+(MAP) PREMIUM(MAP) CLASSY(MAP) LUXURY(MAP) SUPERIOR(MAP) DELUXE
Phuentsholing The Druk Hotel / Tashi Namgay Grand / Similar The Druk Hotel / Tashi Namgay Grand / Similar Bhutan Ga Me Ga / The Druk Hotel / Tashi Namgay Grand / Similar Bhutan Ga Me Ga / The Orchid Hotel / Similar Hotel Park / Lhaki Hotel / Hotel Gadhen / Similar Hotel Damchen / Namgay / Bhutan Residence / Similar
Thimphu Le Meridien (Classic)/ Similar Le Meridien (Classic)/ Similar Hotel Ariya / Ramada / Hotel Osel / Similar Namgey Heritage / Tara Phendeyling (Veg) / City Hotel / Similar Dorjee Elements / Pedling /Migmar / Gakyil / Similar Bhutan Kubera / Om Tara / Amodhara / River Side / Similar
Punakha / Wangdue Dhensa Boutique Resort / Kunzang Zhing Resort/ Similar RKPO Green Resort / Similar Drubchhu Resort / Khuru Resort / Kichu Resort (Pure Veg) / Zhingkham / Similar Drubchhu Resort / Khuru Resort / Kichu Resort (Pure Veg) / Zhingkham / Similar Kingaling Hotel & Spa (Dlx New) / Punatsangchhu Cottage / Punakha Residency / Similar Hotel Y.T. / Kingaling (Dlx) / Similar
Bumthang Yu-Gharling Resort / Jakar Village Lodge / Similar Yu-Gharling Resort / Jakar Village Lodge / Similar Yu-Gharling Resort / Jakar Village Lodge / Similar Samyae Resort/ Village Lodge/ River lodge/ Valley Resort/ Similar Samyae Resort/ Village Lodge/ River lodge/ Valley Resort/ Similar Ugyenling / Lhasa Guest House / Hotel Peling / Similar
Paro Le Meridien (Deluxe) / Similar Le Meridien (Classic) / Similar Le Meridien (Classic) / Naksel / Similar Tashi Namgay Resort / Tenzinling (Balcony Room) / Metta Resort / Olathang (Dlx Cottege) / Similar Hotel Olathang / Dewachen Resort / Drukchen / Tashi Phuenshok / Similar Namsay Choling Resort / Taktsang Paradise / Yanki Resort / Similar
Permit for Bhutan::
Indian nationals do not require any visa for Bhutan. A permit will be issued at the entry point on production of a passport or Voter ID and 04 passport size photographs.
Hotel Category Details:
Premium+ Packages : 5* High-end Resorts with Breakfast & Dinner.
Premium Packages : 5* Equivalent hotel with Breakfast & Dinner.
Classy Packages : 4* Prime hotel with Breakfast & Dinner.
Luxury Packages : 3* Prime hotel with Breakfast & Dinner.
Superior Packages : 3* Deluxe hotel with Breakfast & Dinner.
Deluxe Packages : 3* Equivalent hotel with Breakfast & Dinner.
Please note Elite & Premium packages with Hotels like Uma Group of Hotels, Taj Tashi, Amankora rates are also available on case to case basis.
Hotels serve both Vegetarian & Non-Vegetarian food which would be basic & freshly prepared. Specific regional Indian cuisine will not be available. Only the basic Indian Vegetarian / Non – Vegetarian food can be arranged.
Cost Include: Cost Exclude:
Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis. o Air Fare/Train fare.
Meal Plan (as per mentioned above).
o Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, porter age.
Exclusive Non-a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary.
o Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).
o Entrance Fees.
Guide charges (Only Bhutan Portion).
o Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.
o Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
o GST & Travel Insurance.
o Anything which is not include in the inclusion.
Restricted Area Permit for Punakha / Wangdue:
Restricted Area Permit is required to visit Punakha / Wangdue from Home Ministry of Bhutan. No charge will be applicable for this permit. Please bring 02 passport size photographs and Voter ID card or Passport of each person including child. This special permit is given only after guest has entered Bhutan. Permits are not issued on Saturday, Sunday & Govt. holidays.
NOTE:
The above-mentioned hotels will be confirmed as per the room availability. Otherwise we will confirm similar category.
The rates quoted in the packages are on per person basis & valid for Indian nationals only from 01st Sep 2018 to 5th Jan 2019 (High seasons surcharge will be applicable during the Festivals & Peak season). We believe in giving value for money and we believe that quality comes with a price tag. We at Neptune promise to provide the best of our services and keep by our commitments towards quality and the sensitivity of the services
DO'S:
Adults must carry original & valid Passport or original Voter ID card. Children must carry original & valid Passport or original birth certificate & school photo ID card.
Remember to carry and other packings as per seasons and personal requirements (including hiking shoes).
Please check with your mobile service provider for charges related to Bhutan.
DON'TS:
Tobacco & Tobacco products are banned in Bhutan.
Do not bring any plant or agricultural product out of Bhutan. It is illegal.
Credit cards are accepted in selected establishments in Bhutan.
Usage of Drones is strictly prohibited in Bhutan.
Photography is not allowed inside temples and Dzongs.
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