The One With A Plan is back with another adventure ride. This time it is Bhutan. We will travel, explore, eat, learn, laugh and create the best memories of our life. Amidst the populated and stressed lives that we live, Bhutan teaches us the real art of living! Lets visit the happiest and the only carbon negative country in the world!
Below is our day by day plan:
Day 01: Land at Bagdogra and from the airport, you will be recieved and transferred to Phuntsholing by our driver. Then will check into Hotel and if time permits will stroll in Phunsthoing town. Night Halt: Phuntsholing.
Day 02: Phuntsholing to Thimphu [6 hours Drive]: After breakfast will get permits stamped on the passport and then will drive to Thimphu. On reaching Karbandi will stop there and visit Karbandi Goenpa. And from here will have a very good view of Phuntsholing town and Jaigoan town in India. Then will continue to Thimphu. Will have lunch on the way. On reaching Thimphu will check into Hotel. And if time permits will stroll in Thimphu town. Night Halt: Thimphu
Day 03: Thimphu Sightseeing: Memorial chorten,built in 1974 by her majesty Azhi Phuntsho Choden Wangchuk, Bhuddha point where you will see 169 feet big seating Buddha which one of the largest Buddha statue in the world as well to see the bird’s eye view of Thimphu city, Weaving Center where you will see some of the ladies weaving some beautiful clothes, Bhutan Post, from where you can buy some Bhutanese post card and post it or if you want you can also make your own personalize stamps, Heritage Museum to see typical example of traditional farm house, Takin reservation centre to see our Bhutan’s unique national animal takin, View point of Tashichoe Dzong the beautiful fortress that houses most of the Government’s office and King’s Throne room. It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot, Evening shoping or stroll in Thimphu Market, Night Halt: Thimphu
Day 04: Thimphu to Phobjekha. Today after breakfast will drive to Gangtey and its here where the Black Neck Crane, which is a rare species bird in the world, visit in winter every year from Tibet. Will stop at Dochula pass (3100 meters) and if weather is fine will have a good view of eastern. Then will continue to Gangtey. Will have lunch on the way. On reaching Gangtey will visit Gangtey Sangacholing Monastery, which have one of the best woodwork in Bhutan. Then willl do a short Gangtey Natural Trail hike is 1 hour and 30 minutes walk from Gangtey valley through beautiful blue pine forest with lovely view of roosting ground of black neck crane. Night Halt: Phobjekha
Day 05: Gangtey to Punakha. After breakfast will drive to Punakha. After lunch we will visit Punakha fortress, which is one of the impressive fort in Bhutan, which is built on the confluence of 2 rivers (Male and Female). It is also the winter residence of Chief Abbot, Longest suspension bridge on male river, Night Halt: Punakha
Day 06: Punakha to Paro[4 hrs 30 min]: Chimi Lhkahang(Devine Madman’s temple) which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in 15th century (This monk is popularly known as the Devine madman for his philosophy, “Salvation through sex”). He subdued the demons with his “Magical Thunder bolt”. The Temple is also known as “The Temple of Fertility”. Then will continue to Paro. On way will stop at Tamcho where you will see 15th century old iron chain bridge. On reaching Paro will check into Hotel and have relaxing evening. Night Halt: Paro
Day 07: Hike to Paro Taktshang(Tigers Nest). After Breakfast will Hike to Taktshang(Tigers Nest) which is one of the most popular monastery visited by the tourist. It was first built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup, a cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three months in the 8th century. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasambhava) flew to this location from Khenpajong, Tibet on the back of a tigress and subdued a demon. He then performed meditation in one of the caves here and emerged in eight incarnated forms (manifestations) and blessed the place. Subsequently, the place came to be known as the “Tiger’s Nest”. Guru Padmasambhava is known for introducing Buddhism to Bhutan. Today, Paro Taktsang is the best known of the thirteen caves in which he meditated. In the evening stroll in Paro town. Dinner and night halt at Paro.
Day 08: Day Excursion to Chelela. Today after breakfast will drive to Chelela Pass (3980m). It is the ) motorable road in Bhutan. And from the pass you can have paranomic view of s second highest peak of Bhutan mountain Jomolhari. After Lunch, we leave for our respective flights from Paro Airport.
All Land Transportation
Mineral Water During sightseeing
Bagdogra Airport to- Phuntsholing transportation
All Land excursion in Bhutan
A well-informed English speaking tour guide
All foreign tourists permit required during the trip
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
Airport Road, Bagdogra, District Darjeeling, Siliguri, West Bengal 734421