The Backpacker's Escape To Bhutan

October 28 - November 4 | 9AM
M.G Road, Bangalore
7,999 - 8,999
Tickets are sold out for this show

About

Backpacking across Bhutan will not only give you a chance to explore the country like a local, but it will also show you the raw and untouched sides of the natural beauty that the country possesses. PTU has beautifully crafted this backpacking trip, where you’ll get a chance to hitchhike or board the local transport and sleep at home stays or camps. While everyone can enjoy luxury trips, you need to have the courage and zeal to get the real taste of a backpacking journey. Set out with your rucksack and explore the unknown roads with a bunch of strangers – who knows, perhaps you’ll just find a new meaning to life!


Meeting Point: Phuentsholing/Jaigaon - Immigration Office(We need to take permit to enter Bhutan so we need to be at Phuentsholing/Jaigaon by 28th Oct as the immigration office is located there, the timing for which are 9 am - 5 pm). The trip starts next morning on 29th Oct - 9:00 am.

Here's the Brief Itinerary

Day 0 / 28th Oct: Arrive at Phuentsholing

You will have to reach Bagdogra before 1 PM so that you do not miss out the bus that departs to Phuentsholing from Siliguri town to Phunetsholing town at 2 PM.
 
Alternatively, there are cabs that you could hire and reach Phuentsholing on 28th October.
 
You will meet the Tour Leader at Phunetsholing town!
 

Day 1 / 29th Oct: Phuentsholing – Thimphu

Our day will start at the immigration office, and once we get hold of our permits, we shall start our journey from Phuentsholing towards Thimphu. The capital of Bhutan, Thimphu is a unique city with an unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Once we reach Thimphu, we shall relax for some time, get freshened up and head out for a market tour in the evening.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Thimphu.
 

Day 2 / 30th October: Thimphu (Hike to Cheri Goemba)

Today, we’ll walk along a trail to Pangri Zampa Gompa and experience the views of beautiful Bhutanese villages and chortens. In the later half of the day, we shall take a tour of Thimphu, visiting the Buddha Point, Takin Reserve, Zilukha Nunnery and Tashicho Dzong. We’ll also take a tour of the markets, in case you want to buy some wooden masks, thangkas, silverware, jewelry, and bamboo crafts.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Thimphu.
 

Day 3/ 31st October: Thimphu – Punakha (Chimi Lhakhang Hike)

Today, we shall leave Thimphu and head towards Punakha, crossing the Dochula Pass – one of the highest motorable roads in Bhutan. We’ll take a short walk to visit Chimi Lhakhang (Shrine of The Divine Madman, who’s considered as the God of Fertility), before reaching Punakha.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Punakha.
 

Day 04/ 1st November: Punakha (Khamsum Yulley Monastery)

After breakfast, we shall go to see the Punakha Dzong, which is at the confluence of the Phho Chhu and Mo Chhu (Rivers). Later, there’s an optional hike to Khamsum Yulley Monastery.
There are options to raft back on Mo Chhu River, on spot reservation.
Overnight stay in Tents ( Camping at Punakha)
 

Day 05/ 2nd November: Punakha to Haa Valley to Paro

Today, our destination is Haa Valley, one of the quietest and most gorgeous valleys in Bhutan. Haa was open for tourists in the year 2002, and most parts of the valley still hold on to the virgin beauty. At Haa, we shall visit Lhakhang Nakpo and Lhakhang Karpo.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Haa.
 

Day 06/ 3rd November: Paro (Taktsang Hike)

Today would be the most exciting day of your entire trip, and as they say – Save the best for the last. We shall hike up to Taktsang Monastery today. Today’s hike is quite challenging and good quality, comfortable shoes/sneakers are required. Please remember to drink lots of water and wear layers as it gets quite cold.
 

Day 07/ 4th November: Departure from Paro to Phuentsholing.

Trip ends.

Inclusion

  • One Night Camping Experience at Punakha ( Inclusions: Dinner, Bonfire, and Next Days Breakfast)
  • Guide Throughout the Travel
  • Immigration and Permits
  • An experienced tour leader.

Exclusion

  • Anything not included above
  • Insurance of Any Kind
  • Personal Expenses
  • Monuments Fees
  • Travel, accommodation, and food.

Notes

  • We require a min of 3 people for the event to happen.
  • Registration for the event closes on 17th October 2017.
  • Since it is a Backpacking Trip, the itinerary shall be not fixed it's just a tentative itinerary and we may improvise the trip for a better experience and we are open to better suggestions.
  • Accommodation would be booked on everybody’s opinion and the expertise of the Outdoor leader.
  • A per day expenditure for the tour of Bhutan is expected between 1500-2500 which includes food, accommodation, and travel.
  • The decision of the Outdoor leader stays Final
  • Do not expect any luxuries on the trip, as the trip would be more focused on having an adventurous experience and exploring Bhutan.
  • You need to carry Original Passport and 5 Passport size Photographs
  • Personal expenses are to be borne by you
  • Travel Insurance isn’t required for your trip to Bhutan
  • Currencies of INR 10, 20, 50, 100, and 500 can only be used! 2000 INR notes will not work in Bhutan. You can also exchange currency while in the country
  • Alternatively, one can take a Bus from Siliguri to Phuentsholing. The timing of the bus is 2 PM and it would cost about INR 150- 250/person

How to Reach

Meeting Point: Phuentsholing/Jaigaon - Immigration Office(We need to take permit to enter Bhutan so we need to be at Phuentsholing/Jaigaon by 28th Oct as the immigration office is located there, the timing for which are 9 am - 5 pm). The trip starts next morning on 29th Oct - 9:00 am.

For any other queries, you can give us  a call on 9035182699, 9428909952

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel the trip before 30th Sep then you shall receive 90% of the entire amount as a refund
  • If you cancel the trip before 12th Oct then you shall receive 50% of the entire amount as a refund
  • After 12th Oct – No Refund
  • We require a min of 3 people for the event to happen(Plan The Unplanned will not be responsible for cancellation of any booking – flights,bus, train or any other)

Things to Carry

Passport along with 2 xerox copy
5 passport size photo
Rucksack (Just stuff your things in!)
Small Back Pack(20-30 ltr)
2 water bottle – 1 litre each (Hydration is much needed.)
Torch/Headlamp (It’ll be really dark at night.)
Portable charger (You might just want to keep your phone aside, but then, selfies toh banta hai!)
Deodorant (You shouldn’t stink!)
Energy Food ( Chocolate bars, Electrolyte drinks – Glucon-D, etc ) (You can carry some extra - we don’t mind to share!)
Raincoat / Bag cover (Of course, you don’t want your rucksack to get all wet!)
Flip-flops (Just to laze around.)
First Aid Kit (along with personal medicine as per your requirement)
Toilet kit
Towel (Oh! We believe in saving water.)

Venue

M.G Road, Bangalore

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