Paro Phuentsholing Bhutan Scenic Tour


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWB041
Trip Duration
7 Day(s)
Activities
Culture and Heritage
Start Point
Paro, Bhutan
End Point
Phuentsholing
Max Altitude
3180m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
Mar-May, Sept-Nov
Difficulty Level
Easy
Accomodations & Meals

  • 1 Night 3-Star Hotel in Paro
  • 3 Nights 3-Star Hotel in Thimphu
  • 1 Night 3-Star  Hotel  in Punakha
  • 1N 3-Star Hotel in Phuentsholing
  • Daily Breakfast, Drinking water
  • 6 Lunches and Dinners
Location Covered

Overview


Bhutan is a country blessed with a diverse landscape and rich culture. In order to have a taste of these features of this beautiful the last Shangri-La nation, the Paro Phuentsholing Bhutan Scenic tour (6 Nights 7 Days) can be the best one. Paro Phuentsholing Bhutan Scenic tour offers one of the best chances to discover the Bhutanese scenic landscapes and lifestyle. Apart from this, if you want to continue your trip to the north-east of India, this journey could be an ideal one. This Paro Phuentsholing Scenic Tour (6 Nights 7 Days) starts from Paro with a visit to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's nest), Rinpung Dzong, Kychu Lhakhang Temple. The best part of this 7-Day Bhutan trip is to hike to the Takshang Monastery up to the altitude of 3180m. Next, you will have a visit to several major landmarks of Thimphu including Memorial Chorten, Thimphu/Tashicho Dzong, Buddha…

Bhutan is a country blessed with a diverse landscape and rich culture. In order to have a taste of these features of this beautiful the last Shangri-La nation, the Paro Phuentsholing Bhutan Scenic tour (6 Nights 7 Days) can be the best one. Paro Phuentsholing Bhutan Scenic tour offers one of the best chances to discover the Bhutanese scenic landscapes and lifestyle. Apart from this, if you want to continue your trip to the north-east of India, this journey could be an ideal one. This Paro Phuentsholing Scenic Tour (6 Nights 7 Days) starts from Paro with a visit to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s nest), Rinpung Dzong, Kychu Lhakhang Temple. The best part of this 7-Day Bhutan trip is to hike to the Takshang Monastery up to the altitude of 3180m.

Next, you will have a visit to several major landmarks of Thimphu including Memorial Chorten, Thimphu/Tashicho Dzong, Buddha Point, and many more attractions. Furthermore, we will drive to Punakha crossing the Dochu-La Pass, and witness the massive Punakha Dzong. After the return from Punakha, the next day you will proceed further to Phuentsholing, which takes about 7-8 hours scenic drive. Your Paro Phuentsholing Bhutan Tour; Fly in Drive Out ends at Phuentsholing border.

A completely customize-able itinerary that can start either from Paro to Phuentsholing or Phuentsholing to Paro. Feel free to contact us for customization if required. We conclude this itinerary within 7 days. 

You can do this trip Vice Versa or V/V starting from Phuentsholing border and returning by flight to any other destinations such as Kathmandu, Delhi, Bangkok, Singapore and etc. You can travel via road from Bangladesh, West Bengal, east Nepal. Make sure that your India visa is handy while using this Phuetsholing border. Make us an inquiry for any customization of this 6 Nights 7 Days Bhutan Scenic tour itinerary, cost details, and more information.

Itineraries Expand All


Fly onboard Druk Air to Paro, Bhutan. On a clear day, the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational, including Everest (if you are flying from Delhi and Kathmandu), but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep, turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro. In Paro, you will be received by your Bhutanese guide and transferred to your hotel.
Depending on your arrival time you will visit Rinpung Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang. Overnight at HOTEL, Paro.

In the morning hike to Taktsang Monastery. Also knows as “Tiger’s Nest”, is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (also known as Guru Padmasambhava) meditated. The eighth-century monastery is perched on a rock overlooking a sheer drop and clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 9678 feet above the valley floor.

For the local people, it is a place of pilgrimage, but for a tourist, a hike up to the viewpoint opposite the monastery is exhausting, thrilling and mystical. It takes almost 2 hours to walk up at an average pace. The legend has it that Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown to the site of the monastery on the back of a tigress from Tibet and meditated in the cave there for three months. Although the main building of the temple was destroyed by fire in April 1998, the hike up to the viewpoint is worthwhile and fulfilling. And drive to Thimpu. O/N at Hotel

The morning takes a hike to Cheri Monastery (Includes Dodina and Jigme Dorji Wildlife Sanctuary): Hike about 1hrs (to and fro) leads to Cheri Goemba (Cheri Dorji Dhen). Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal built this monastery in 1620 and established the first monk body here. A chance to spot birds such as Mrs. Gould’s Sunbird, Yellow-browed Tit, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Long-billed Thrush, Ultramarine Flycatcher.

Paper factory: The handmade paper making in Bhutan stemmed from the age-old tradition originated in the 8th century of Bhutanese history. The handmade paper constitutes a valuable National heritage of Bhutanese cultural identity and is preserved through all the ages. The Traditional paper is recognized and held high esteem both in-home and outside world.

The weekend market: Held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the people crowd the stalls every day, dressed in full color and gathered to meet and to barter, much like the street markets in London!

Bhutan Craft bazaar: The private stalls had a variety of high-end quality products from places across the country such as wood carved national symbols, bags and western wears with touch of traditional designs, wooden and clay utensils, Bangchung, Dhapa, key hanger of jewelry boxes, bookmarks and handmade packing papers (Deysho) in different patterns, antique items and etc. The stalls have a distinctly rich outlook with fine tones of elegance and a warm and inviting atmosphere. The craft bazaar is also an exemplary of how bamboo can be used to construct houses in the country.

Later you can stroll around the city.

Overnight in Thimphu.

After breakfast drive to Punakha with a short stop at DochuLa pass (3,080m) stopping for short time here to take in the view and admire the Chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m ), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana – finally Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m.

Later visit Punakha Dzong, built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative center of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has now been fully restored.

After that drive to Wangduephodrang visiting Dzong and the local market. The district of Wangduephodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings.

Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

After breakfast drive to Thimpu en route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, it now houses the School for religious studies. Overnight at the hotel in Thimpu.

After breakfast in the morning, you will drive to Phuentsholing, a border town in southern Bhutan. The town locates opposite the Indian city of Jaigaon and it is the major trade link between India and Bhutan. You will have lunch en-route and stay overnight at Phuentshoing border town.

After Breakfast, your guide will help you finish the border formalities and you will start your next journey to India or eastern Nepal. The Kakarvitta Border from Phuentshoing is about a drive of 5 hours, if you exit as early as possible, you can enter Nepal in the afternoon crossing the Indian Territory but make sure that you have Indian visa already granted.

What's Included


  • Private transportation
  • All necessary travel permits
  • English speaking local guide
  • Accommodation Plan: 1 Pax - Single, 2 Pax - Twin & 3 Pax - Triple
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis

What's Excluded


  • Insurance of any kind
  • Single Supplement ($35 per night)
  • Flight to/fro Paro - Check Druk Air or Bhutan Airlines for destinations and seats
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips &, etc

Customer Reviews


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John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit in order to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance will be charged 7 days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS – NEPAL | TIBET | BHUTAN

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa prior to the travel to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance prior to the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days prior to the travel date in order to process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

FAQS


Where is Bhutan? Bhutan is a small, landlocked country situated in the eastern Himalayas between China and India. Its landscape ranges from Subtropical plains and forests in the south to subalpine forests and the snowy Himalayas in the North. Bhutan is a principally Buddhist country and it is recognized as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism. Do I need to use a tour operator to book my travel? Yes, it… Read More »

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