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Bhutan often revered as the Land of the Thunder Dragon or Druk Yul, is still regarded as one of the last Shangri-Las in the Himalayan region because of its remoteness, its spectacular mountain terrain, varied flora and fauna, and its unique ancient Buddhist monasteries. It is in the relatively unexplored pockets of Asia, which allows only a limited number of discerning travelers in order to preserve its fragile environment and culture in its magical purity.
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Batch 1: 09th - 16th February 2020
Batch 2: 09th - 16th March 2020
Day 1: Bagdogra to Phuentsholing / Overnight at Phuentsholing
Arrive at Bagdogra and drive to Phuentsholing. Take a walk to nearby Zangtog Pelri Lhakhang and spend the day at leisure and take rest.
Day 2: Phuentsholing to Thimphu / Overnight at Thimphu
Process the Entry Permit, early morning and after breakfast, we will drive to Thimphu. The drive to Thimphu is very scenic, once we climb up from the Indian plain to Bhutan foothills through beautiful forest, towns and roadside villages. Our drive will pass through Gedu, Chukha, and Chuzom before emerging ourselves into the only multicultural city in Bhutan. Check into the hotel. Overnight in Thimphu
Day 3: Thimphu Sightseeing / Overnight at Thimphu
After breakfast, first, we will process the Inner Line Permit and visit Memorial Chorten which was built by Her majesty Ashi Phuntsho Choden in memory of her late son His majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk ("the father of modern Bhutan") the third king of Bhutan. Kuensel Phodrang where you can see the largest Buddha statue in Bhutan which is about 169 feet tall. If time permits, well explore Folk and Textile Heritage Museums, a fascinating testimony of Bhutan's living traditions.
In the afternoon well drive to the town for lunch and post-lunch we will visit Trashichho Dzong, the beautiful fortress which houses most of the Government's office and King's Throne room. Dinner and night halt at Thimphu.
Day 4: Thimphu to Punakha / Overnight at Punakha
Today we will drive towards Punakha and on the way, we will make a brief halt at Dochula Pass. The pass is a popular location among tourists as it offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range. The view is especially scenic on clear, winter days with snowcapped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass After reaching Punakha and having lunch well enjoy breathtaking view from Hanging Bridge and proceed to explore Punakha Dzong which is built on the confluence of Phochu (Male River) and Mochu (Female River) and considered as most beautiful dzong of Bhutan. Then and on the way, we will visit Chimi Lhakhang which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in the 15th century (This monk is popularly known as the Devine madman for his philosophy, "Salvation through sex"). He subdued the demons with his Magical ThunderBolt. The Temple is also known as The Temple of Fertility.
Day 5: Punakha to Paro / Overnight at Paro
After breakfast, well drive towards Paro and in the afternoon, and after reaching Paro we will visit Rinpung Dzong which was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first National Museum spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan. The Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. Finally, well end our day with Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom dating back to the 7th century. In the evening stroll in Paro town. Dinner and overnight at Paro.
Day 6: Hike to Tigers Nest / Overnight at Paro
After early breakfast will hike to Paro Taktsang which is one of the most popular monasteries 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.
Day 7: Paro to Phuentsholing
After our breakfast, we will retrace our scenic drive back to Phuentsholing. Relax in the hotel and get prepared for your departure the next day.
Day 8: Phuentsholing to Bagdogra
Time to fly back home! Trip concludes with happy memories!
Things to Carry
Valid Identity Proof (Passport / VoterID Card), along with 5 Photocopies for each document.
If you do not have either of Passport or Voter ID Card, please carry Aadhaar Card along with another supporting document such as PAN Card / Driving License / Ration Card. In this case please inform the leader in advance.
5 Passport Size Color Photographs
A lightweight Haversack or Backpack, and a smaller Day Sack
Good pair of trekking shoes, and a pair of flip-flops
Any medicines that you consume normally, post consulting a doctor
Snacks & Biscuits to munch on (As some journeys are 6-7 hours long)
Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
Any customization in arrival and departures may lead to additional costs.
Customization would not be adjusted with any inclusions such as missed sightseeing, stay, meals, etc.
Due to delay by participants if any destination gets missed same will not be covered.
If any of the points remain closed without prior intimation, we will try to cover it up with another destination if feasible.
Please note that Bhutan is culturally very rich and have intentionally preserved their cultures by maintaining distances from western cultures. So please respect their culture and please refrain from commenting on bullying about Bhutanese and their culture.
Bhutan still follows the Monarchical System. Thus, please respect The King and The Queen and please refrain from commenting anything about the same. Please use His Highness or Her Highness if you need to refer The King and/or The Queen or anyone from Royal Family in public.
Bhutanese on a regular basis chew Doma which is dried Areca Nut. The smell can be an issue for some days though until you get accustomed!!
Bhutanese are very religious and follow Buddhism. Please refrain from touching holy items without permission and maintain discipline within Monasteries and Dzongs. Dzongs are also the administrative office of respective districts (Dzongkhags) and this is where the Royal Family is supposed to live. So please maintain extra caution while visiting Dzongs in particular.
You must be dressed moderately while visiting Monasteries and Dzongs. Youll not be allowed to enter in revealing dresses and thus please refrain from wearing such dresses.
Participants must carry cash in order to survive and buy anything in Bhutan. Except for high-end luxury hotels, restaurants, and souvenir shops, plastic money such as credit card and debit cards are not accepted throughout Bhutan.
Most Indian Debit Cards are not authorized to use in Bhutan even if International Transaction is enabled. So please carry cash from your home town.
Avoid wearing precious Jewelry, as Trikon won't be responsible for any losses for the same.
Please make sure you report at the start location as per the itinerary. No refunds would be entertained by Trikon. Consult your Trikon buddy in advance in case of any changes.
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that's illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without a refund.
Fitness & Health Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands a good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.
Blend the profound and rich culture of Bhutan
Experience the unique architecture of buildings
Experience the largest statue of the country at Kuensel Phodrang
Visit the most beautiful and oldest Dzong at the old capital, Punakha.
Experience the 108 memorial stupas at Dochula
Trek to Tigers Nest, a Monastery hanging in the cliff.
What is included in the tour
Accommodation in twin sharing rooms at all destinations as per the itinerary
Breakfast (Day 2 Day 8) & Dinner (Day 1 Day 7)as per the itinerary
Comfortable Non-AC Hiace Bus / Winger vehicle, as per the itinerary
Pickup & Drop from Bagdogra on Day 1 and Day 8, as per the itinerary
Entry Fees at the sightseeing points as per the itinerary
What is NOT included in the tour
Train / Flight Ticket till Bagdogra & Return
Lunch on all days, throughout the tour
Any miscellaneous expenditure incurred during the tour