(7N/8D) - CODE ( 120 )
Day - 1 : Arrival and Transfer to Phuentsholling
Our representative will be there to receive the Guest at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – He will be assisting to reach Phuentsholling/Jaigaon-Phuentsholling is 170 kilometres and 6 hours drive from Siliguri-Phuentsholling is in India and Bhutan border-The Indian side is called Jaigaon and the Bhutanese side is called Phuentsholling-Foreigners need to have Bhutan Visa clearance documents if they want to visit the rest of Bhutan -They should carry passport size photos and passport along with visa clearance documents-Foreigners without proper documents won t be allowed in Bhutan-Indian Nationals don’t require visa or passport to visit rest of Bhutan but any identity document like election commission I.D card is required-Permit is not required for visiting Phuentsholling only but other parts of Bhutan-Check into the hotel- In the evening one can go about in auto rickshaw exploring the place -Overnight stay in Phuen
Day - 2 : Transfer to Paro after Permit formalities
After preparing permit etc - Transfer from Jaigaon / Phuentsholling to Paro - 180 kilometers – Nearly 6 – 6 ½ hours – The drive will take guest along the Paro Chu (water or river) downstream to the confluence with the Wang Chu next the road bends upstream and travel along the Wang Chu to Thimpu - Paro town is known for its scenic beauty, wooden villages and historical building it is one of the most beautiful towns of Bhutan-Check into Hotel- Evening guest can buy some Bhutanese handicraft-Overnight Stay in Paro
Day - 3 : Sightseeing at Paro
Early morning breakfast -Visit to Drukgyel Dzongs, was a fortress built to commemorate victory over the invading Tibetan forces-Destroyed by fire in 1950- - Explore the ramparts and on a clear day experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7314 meters) - On the way back, visit KyichuLhakhang is one of those 108 monasteries constructed miraculously by King Songten Gampo in one night– Other places to visit are Jangsarbu Lhakhang,Druk Choeding,Dungtse Lhakhang-Adventure sports like trekking, hiking and bird watching is also available in Paro - Evening free to stroll around the area – Night stay at hotel in Paro.
Day - 4 : Paro sightseeing
After Breakfast-Visit to Taktsang Monastery, also called the Tiger’s Nest-Guru Rinpoche/Padmasambhava is believed to have meditated here for three years, three months and three days in 8th Century - The primary Lhakhang was built around Guru Rinpoche's meditation cave in 1684 by the Penlop of Paro, Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below - Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo.
Day - 5 : Thimphu Sightseeing
Early morning breakfast – One and half hour drive to Thimphu pass the striking Tacho Gompa founded by the Tibetan saint, one will reach to Chuzom marks by the confluence of Paro Chu (river) and the Wang chu - Opposite at the confluence, are three protecting chortens each built in a different style - After lunch visit Memorial Chorten (Stupa) built in memory of the third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who was called the Father of modern Bhutan - Next the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved, Wood Craft and Painting School - The handicrafts Emporium which has beautiful and creative collection of textile arts, and indigenous fibres-Future plans of becoming a center of textile learning - Trashichhoedzong is also called fortress of the glorious religion-The dzong houses main secretariat building and is the throne of His Majesty.
Day - 6 : In Thimphu Hike to Tango Monastery
After breakfast drive to north of Thimphu, and it is about 30 minutes drive from the main Thimphu town followed by 30 minutes walk to the monastery through beautiful forest from the road point - The monastery was founded by Lama Gyalwa Lhanampa in the 12th century - The monastery which is now an important center of higher learning for monks is also associated with Lama Drukpa Kuenlay (divine mad man) and Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel - The three-story main temple is dedicated to the body, speech, and mind of the Buddha - Afternoon one can freely stroll in Thimphu city with local peoples and visit the Handicrafts shops followed by shopping for souvenirs – Night stay at Thimphu Hotel
Day - 7 : Transfer from Thimpu to Phuentsholling
Early morning breakfast - Transfer from Thimpu to Jaigaon / Phuentsholling - A drive of nearly 180 kilometers, a drive of approximately 6 – 6 ½ hours - After breakfast transfer to Phuentsholing – On the way take a short stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Paro and Thimphu rivers with three different style of stupas adorn this confluence - Drive further through Chapcha and later take glimpse of famous Chukha Dam and the magnificent Vince waterfall before Gedu town - Arrive Phuenthsoling by evening and check into the hotel – Evening free to stroll around the area - Night stay at hotel in Phuentsholing.
Day - 8 : Departure
Early morning breakfast - Drive to Siliguri - New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) - Morning breakfast - After breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) - Nearly 170 kilometers 6 hours drive – Forwarding Journey