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Bhutan (06 Nights/07 Days)

Route

Phuntsholing(1) - Thimphu(1) - Wangdue(1) - Paro(2) - Phuntsholing(1)

Description

Thimphu - Paro with Phuntsholing extended Getaway by Road offers guests a holiday to Bhutan’s Buddhist monastries, heritage capital city Thimphu, riverside village Paro, and rural countryside of Punakha valley.


Start Point:  Phuntsholing
End Point:  Phuntsholing

Best Season To Travel

Short Itinerary

  • Day-1 Arrival at Phuntsholing
  • Day-2 Transfer to Thimphu
  • Day-3 Day sightseeing at Thimphu – transfer to Wangdi
  • Day-4 Punakha / Wangdi – transfer to Paro
  • Day-5 Day sightseeing at Paro
  • Day-6 Transfer to Phuntsholing
  • Day-7 Departure

Sight Seeing

Paro - Ta Dzong - National Museum (1.00 kms), Rinpung Dzong (1.60 kms), Kyichu Temple (5.00 kms), Taktshang Hermitage - Tigers Nest (10.00 kms), Drugyel Dzong (17.00 kms), Tachog Lhakhang Dzong (17.00 kms), The National Memorial Chorten (50.00 kms), Motithang Takin Preserve (50.00 kms), Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang in Thimphu (51.00 kms), Changangkha Lhakhang (52.00 kms), Drubthob Goemba or Zilukha Nunnery in Thimphu (54.00 kms), Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu (55.00 kms)

Thimphu - Norzin Lam Textile Museum (0.50 kms), National Library (1.00 kms), Drubthob Goemba or Zilukha Nunnery in Thimphu (3.50 kms), Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu (4.50 kms), The National Memorial Chorten (5.00 kms), Statue of Sakyamuni Buddha (5.00 kms), National Institute of Zorig Chusum (6.00 kms), Changangkha Lhakhang (7.00 kms), Motithang Takin Preserve (10.00 kms), Dochu La Pass Thimphu (23.00 kms), Indigenous Hospital in Thimphu (23.00 kms), Tachog Lhakhang Dzong (33.00 kms), Punakha Dzong (73.00 kms), Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang in Thimphu (85.00 kms)

Wangdue - Chimi Lhakhang in Punakha (49.00 kms), Punakha Dzong (56.00 kms)


Distance

  • Phuntsholing to Thimphu -150 kms (3 hrs)
  • Thimphu to Wangdue -106 kms (3.3 hrs)
  • Wangdue to Paro -147 kms (4.3 hrs)
  • Paro to Phuntsholing -150 kms (3 hrs)

Accomodation


Hotel: Hotel Norbuling / TSCD Hotel / Olathang Hotel


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Hotel: Terma Linca Resort & Spa / Lechuna Heritage Lodge / Naksel Boutique Hotel & SPA


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Hotel: Taj Tashi Bhutan / Soednam Zingkha Heritage Lodge / COMO Uma Paro


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Meals


Datshi: Cow's milk cheese, often served in a spicy stew with red chillies (ema datshi).
Tshoem: A spicy curry made with beef and mushrooms.
Eue chum: Bhutanese red rice, a nutty-flavoured variety unique to Bhutan.
Phaksha Paa: Pork cooked with fiery red chillies.
Sha Kam: Dried beef, often served in a spicy stew with red chillies, radishes and tomato.
Hoentoe: Buckwheat dumplings from Haa, stuffed with turnip leaves, chilli and cheese.
Jasha Maru: Spicy minced chicken with garlic, ginger, tomatoes and green chilli.
Goep: Tripe, often stewed with chilli.
Ara: A rough spirit distilled from fermented rice.
Chang: Local beer, cereal-based and generally home-brewed.


Travel Tips

  • Bhutan embassies and consulates do not process tourists visa for visitors. Tourists visas are processed by travel agents on behalf of them in Thimphu, Bhutan.
  • Make sure to buy Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 112 and ask for an ambulance. You should contact your insurance company promptly if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment.
  • The local currency is the Ngultrum, which is pegged to the Indian Rupee.
  • Here  Indian Rupees denominations of 500 and 1000 are not accepted in Bhutan. ATMs are located within all main towns throughout Bhutan, where money can be withdrawn using a Visa or MasterCard.
  • Every vistiors to Bhutan requires a tourist visa. Exception are India and Bangladesh passports holders.
  • Travel in Bhutan is very safe
  • In Bhutan  there  are some banks ie  the Bank of Bhutan Limited, the Bhutan National Bank, the Druk PNB and the Tashi Bank.


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