Forbidden Kingdom Tour

Duration : 8 Days/7 Nights

Destination : Phuentsholing-Thimphu-Wangdue/Punakha-Paro

Highlights

This unique tour package is designed for our guests to experience the exceptional landscape and unique cultural heritage of the Forbidden Kingdom of Bhutan. Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress on the northern edge of the city of Thimphu in Bhutan, on the western bank of the Wang Chu. It has traditionally been the seat of the Druk Desi, the head of Bhutan's civil government, an office which has been combined with the kingship since the creation of the monarchy in 1907, and summer capital of the country.

This seven-night holiday in the four different valley lights up with sightseeing to holy sites like Temples, Monasteries, Fortress, Living Museums, of the unsurpassed beauty of the valleys and walk through lush pristine forest with stunning lookout of waterfalls. The package also includes a guide who will elaborate on Bhutan’s era of landscape and cultural heritage and also visit Gangtey Gompha.

DAY 1
NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport – Phuentsholing

Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport and transfer to Phuentsholing(170 km./5 hrs./961 ft.)) - 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.

Meals: Dinner Only I Overnight stays at hotel in Phuentsholing.

DAY 2
Phuentsholing – Thimphu

After breakfast complete the immigration formalities and transfer to Thimphu (176 km./6 hrs./7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in at the hotel. In the evening, visit the Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion).

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Only I Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.

DAY 3
Thimphu Sightseeing – Punakha / Wangdue

After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue), King's 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.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Only I Overnight stay at hotel in Punakha / Wangdue.

DAY 4
Excursion to Gangtey (Phobjikha)

After breakfast, start for full day excursion trip to Gangtey (78 km./3 hrs./9,840 ft.). Gangtey is the home of Black Necked Crane which migrates from the arid plains of Tibet in the north. It is a beautiful valley of Bhutan. You can also visit Gangtey Gompha. Evening return back.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Only I Overnight stay at hotel in Punakha / Wangdue.

DAY 5
Punakha / Wangdue Sightseeing – Paro

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 excursion trip 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.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Only I Overnight stay at hotel in Paro.

DAY 6
Paro Sightseeing

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.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Only I Overnight stay at hotel in Paro.

DAY 7
Paro – Phuentsholing

After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Phuentsholing(200 km./7 hrs./961 ft.). On arrival check in at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Only I Overnight stay at hotel in Phuentsholing.

DAY 8
Phuentsholing – NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport

After breakfast check out from the hotel and take the departure transfer to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport(170 km./5 hrs./291 ft.) for your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast Only.

Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis.

Meal Plan (as per mentioned above).

Exclusive Non a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary.

All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).

Guide charges (Only Bhutan Portion).

Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.

    Air fare / train fare.

    Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, porterage.

    Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.

    Entrance Fees.

    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).

    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.

    Service Tax & Travel Insurance. Anything which is not include in the inclusion.