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Bhutan – The Land of Happiness

“Bhutan, the Land of Happiness, where the pursuit of contentment is woven into the very fabric of life, and the beauty of the land mirrors the serenity within its people.”

Bhutan

Starts: from Bagdogra

Ends: at Bagdogra

Type: Mixed Gender

Dates

Start: 2 PM, 7 Sep 2024

End: 1 PM, 14 Sep 2024

₹ 49000

₹ 47700

About the Tour

Do you want to feel even more happier in the land of happiness, Bhutan, by visiting there during a vibrant cultural festival named as Drubchen festival?  It’s a vibrant cultural festival scheduled in Thimpu during our trip dates. 
It’s an opportunity to get an immersive experience of Bhutanese culture & traditions as you witness masked dances and elaborated religious ceremonies that will touch your soul! While experiencing the Drubchen festival, this trip offers you the best of Bhutan in 8 days in a very cost-effective yet comfortable way.

Bhutan, the land of happiness, has been a dream destination for all conscious travelers around the world! It’s the country that introduced the index of Gross National Happiness to this planet, signifying happiness as an important part of national growth. Hence, Bhuwtan deserves a visit, at least once in our lifetime.

Bhutan is a landlocked Buddhist kingdom, sharing borders with Tibet and India. It rests like a baby in the arms of mother India which also signifies the friendly relationship between the two countries. Warm smiles and hospitality of Bhutanese people, wide valleys, beautiful birds, dramatic landscapes, majestic mountains, captivating Dzongs, refreshing waterfalls, and colorful prayer flags in the air are bound to enthrall us.

Did you know that Bhutan is one of the rarest countries worldwide that has come a long way in preserving its culture? The architecture of every single establishment in Bhutan adheres to the traditional design. Even the uniform in government offices is traditional. Hence, every other man and woman can be seen walking in Gho and Kira respectively!

The Bhutanese food is quite interesting! Have you heard about Kewa Datshi? It’s a beloved Bhutanese dish featuring potatoes cooked with cheese, chili peppers, and spices. This hearty and flavorful dish is a staple in Bhutanese cuisine. Ema Datshi, Yak Cheese, and Suja are a few more things that can tried by connoisseurs during a trip to Bhutan. Although traditional food in Bhutan is quite spicy, visitors are served as per taste buds.

Did you know Bhutan is the first and only country to be officially carbon-negative? Just imagine, how refreshing it would be to visit such a country that has maintained its forest cover and its natural resources to this level. How soothing & relaxing it would be, far away from all the city pollution!

In a nutshell, the feelings that traveler experiences during their visit to Bhutan are indescribable in words! The warm hospitality of Bhutanese people, exposure to their culture, the natural beauty, scrumptious food, and the happiness, fill your heart with such emotions that could only be felt.

Let’s hold hands and explore one of the most fascinating and exemplary countries in the world! Are you ready to set on this lifetime journey with us?

Trip Highlights

Your Itinerary

Documents Required: Original Copy of Indian Voter ID Card or Indian Passport (valid for 6 months from the date of travel). For children below 18 years, if the passport isn’t there, Birth Certificate (with English translation else an affidavit would be required) would suffice.

Please land latest by  1:15 PM at Bagdogra airport. So, that group can depart towards Phuntsholing together by 2 PM.

Orientation & Introductions
Lunch
Arrive in Phuntsholing
Hotel Check-In & Freshen up
Market visit/ Evening walk around town (optional)
Dinner

Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Phuntsholing

Driving time & distance – 4 hrs/160 km

Breakfast
Hotel Check-Out
Immigration & Permits process
Driving to Thimpu
Chhukha Dam View
Lunch
Wankha Waterfalls View
Arrival in Thimpu
Hotel Check-In & freshen-up
Dinner
Social Evening

Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Thimpu

Driving time & distance – 4.5 hrs/160 km

Breakfast
Witness Thimpu Drubchen Festival (inside Tashichho Dzong)
Lunch
Buddha Point (aka Buddha Dordenma Statue or Kuensel Phodrang)
Motithang Takin Preserve
National Folk Heritage Museum
Back to hotel
Dinner
Social Evening

Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Thimpu

Breakfast in Thimpu
Hotel check-Out
Dochu La
Lunch
Chimi Lhakhang (Fertility Temple)
Punakha Dzong
Punakha Suspension Bridge
Hotel Check-In
Evening for group games
Dinner

Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Punakha/Wangdue

Driving time & distance – 2.5 hrs/75 km

Breakfast
Hotel Check-Out
Start driving to Paro
Lunch
National Museum of Bhutan
Paro Market Visit
Hotel Check-In
Social Evening
Dinner

Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Paro

Driving time & distance – 3.5 hrs/115 km

Early morning breakfast
Hiking up to Taktsang Monastery (moderate to difficult trek, 3 km one way)
Lunch while walking down the hill (not included)
Dinner
Social Evening

Note: If you do not want to do the Taktsang hike, we’ll arrange a visit to Chelela Pass for you. You can leave leisurely after breakfast and come back in a few hours.

Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Paro

Breakfast
Hotel Check-out
Airport View Point in Paro
Driving back to Phuntsholing
Lunch
Hotel Check-In
Dinner
Social Evening

Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Phuntsholing

Driving time & distance – 4.5 hrs/160 km

Early Breakfast
Hotel check-Out
Transfers to Bagdogra airport (at latest by 1 PM)
Trip Ends

Driving time & distance – 4 hrs/160 km

Note: We recommend booking a flight departing after 3 PM.

Bhutan Basic Map

Booking/ Query

If you have any questions or concerns, then please feel free to contact us using the below-mentioned details. Alternatively, fill this form and our team will get back to you at their earliest.

This trip can also be personalized as per your needs, with your friends & family. If interested, please reach out to us.

To book this trip, please Call/ WhatsApp/ Email using the below-mentioned details.

Call/ WhatsApp : +91 9999 74 9677
Email: chandni@transformingtravels.com

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