|Day 1||Bagdogra Airport – Phuentsholing (5 hr drive) After arrival on Bagdogra Airport then transfer to Phuentsholing - The Gateway of Bhutan by Road from India. On arrival check into the hotel.. Overnight stay will be at Phuentsholing.||Phuentsholing||B.D|
|Day 2||Phuentsholing – Thimphu (6 hrs drive) After breakfast complete the immigration formalities and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in the hotel and in the evening, visit the Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Point), Overnight stay will be at Thimphu.||Thimphu||B.D|
|Day 3||Thimphu Sightseeing After breakfast visit Trashichhoedzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). King's Memorial Chorten (Monument) &Folk Heritage Museum and Textile museum. In the Afternoon visit the Takin preserve centre, Changangkha Lhakhang and stroll around the local craft Bazar. Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.||Thimphu||B.D|
|Day 4||Thimphu to Punakha. After the breakfast drive to Punakha via Dochu-La-Pass and also visit Druk Wangyal Khangzang Chorten. On arrival check in the hotel and visit the Punakha Dzong (Palace of Great Happiness) and Chhimi lhakhang (“The Temple of Fertility”). Then stroll around the Khuruthang town and visit the Lhakhang there. Overnight stay will be at Punakha.||Punakha||B.D|
|Day 5||Driving Excrusion to Phubjikha/Gangtey valley (Altitude 2900m/160km round trip, approx 6 hrs drive)Visit the Gangtey Gompa : Perched on a small hill that rises from the valley floor on the western side of the Black Mountain.Then explore the fascainting Phobjikha Valley. This place is the winter home of black necked cranes that migrate from the arid plains in the north to pass their winter in milder and lower climate. Also visit Black Neck Crane Information Centre. Situated on the edge of the forest and wetland along the main road of Phobjikha valley, the Centre well equipped and also offers display information that outline the natural and cultural history of the area. Later in the afternoon drive back to Punakha. Overnight stay at Punakha. (Altitude 1,300m)||Punakha||B.D|
|Day 6||Punakha– Paro (5 hrs drive). After the breakfast take drive to Paro exploring Simtokha dzong Enroute. Visit the 7th century Kyichu lhakhang and Dungtse lhakhang. Overnight stay at hotel in Paro.||Paro||B.D|
|Day 7||Hike to Taktshang monastery and Sightseeing. After breakfast hike to Taktshang Monastery (‘Tiger’s Nest’). After the hike, proceed to visit Ta Dzong (The National Museum) and Drukgyel dzong. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning (“fortress of the heap of jewels”).Overnight at the hotel in Paro.||Paro||B.D|
|Day 8||Lataguri (9 hrs drive) After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to lataguri vai Phuentsholing. On arrival check into the hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure…. Overnight stay will be at Phuentsholing||Lataguri||B.D|
|Day 9||Lataguri – IXB Airport ( 3 hrs drive) Early in the morning go for Jungle safari & explore the diverse and wild forest habitats of Gorumara National Park, home to a vast array of animals and exotic plants. The park covers an area of 89 sq km (34 sq mi) and stretches across the Himalayan foothills. Rolling green forests, grasslands, and rivers make up the park's landscape, roamed by elephants, rhinoceroses, sloths, wild boars, and deer. Keep a cautious eye out for snakes, including the largest in the world, the Indian python. The park features numerous watch towers and observation points, perfect for bird-watching. After safari have your breakfast check out from the hotel and take the departure transfer to IXB Airport for your onward journey.||Tour End||-|
Our itineraries are flexible. Our philosophy at Mahakali Tours & Travels is to let the country guide our experiences and not to live by a strict itinerary. If unexpected events arise, we may change plans to take advantage of the situation or deal with an issue. However, we will do all we can to offer you everything that is on the schedule. Please be flexible and allow the program to unfold.
CLOSING DAYS OF SOME OF MONUMENTS MENTIONED IN ITINERARY:
• Ta Dzong – Paro (national museum) : closed on Government Holidays
• National Library – Thimphu : closed on Sat, Sun & Government Holidays
• Folk Heritage Museum - Thimphu : closed on Government Holidays and on Sat open from 10.30 a.m to 1.00 p.m and on Sun open from 11.30 a.m to 3.00 p.m
• Textile Musuem – Thimphu : Closed on Government Holidays and on Sun and on Sat open from 9.00 a.m to 4 p.m
• Institute of Zorig Chusum (Arts & Crafts School) - Thimphu : Closed on Sun & Government Holidays and on Sat open from 10 a.m to 12 o’clock.
|Thimphu||Kuensel Phodrang,Trashichhoedzong,King's Memorial Chorten , Folk Heritage Museum and Textile museum, Takin preserve centre, Changangkha Lhakhang ,local craft Bazar.|
|Paro||Simtokha dzong ,Kyichu lhakhang ,Dungtse lhakhang,Taktshang Monastery (‘Tiger’s Nest’),Ta Dzong (The National Museum) and Drukgyel dzong,Rinpung Dzong.|
|Punakha||Dochu-La-Pass ,Druk Wangyal Khangzang Chorten ,Punakha Dzong ,Chhimi lhakhang ,Khuruthang town,Gangtey Gompa ,Phobjikha Valley, Black Neck Crane Information Centre.|
|Lataguri||Gorumara National Park|
|Description||Non-AC Hotel/AC Bus|
|PER PERSON (TWIN SHARING BASIS)||Rs 27500 /-|
|EXTRA PERSON (IN SAME ROOM WITH EXTRA MATTRESS)||Rs 26500 /-|
|CHILD (05 TO 10 YRS)(IN SAME ROOM WITH EXTRA MATTRESS)||Rs 17500 /-|
|CHILD (02 TO 04 YRS)(NO SEAT & MATTRESS)||Rs 10500 /-|
|ONLY A/C ROOM Phuentsholing|
All Transportation including pick ups and Drops.
All breakfast & Dinner
All Sightseeing as per Itinerary
All Immigration Formalities
Mineral Water during sightseeing’s
1 Tourist Sim-Card
All internal Taxes
Museums & Monuments Fees
Traveling to Bhutan to get expensive for Indians; tourists must pay fees @ $65 [?4,659 approx.] per day as "Sustainable Development Fee" as well as a $40 visa charge.
Under Bhutan's new draft tourism policy, Indians would be charged a Sustainable Development Fee, as well as a permit processing fee.
Bhutan is planning to levy charges on tourists travelling from India, Maldives and Bangladesh. This measure has been taken due to rising influx of tourists in the Land of Thunder Dragon.
The new draft tourism policy, which is prepared by Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), is said to be finalised by the Bhutanese cabinet in December.
The latest draft was discussed by Bhutanese Foreign Minister Tandi Dorji with External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar in Delhi on Monday.
Currently, tourists from international destinations pay $250 (Rs 18,000 approx) as a minimum charge per day per person, which includes a $65 a day "Sustainable Development Fee", as well as a $40 visa charge. Whereas tourists from India, Bangladesh and the Maldives don't need to pay any fees or carry visa.
However, under Bhutan's new draft tourism policy, Indians would be charged a Sustainable Development Fee, as well as a "permit processing fee".
Furthermore, Bhutanese government is also looking forward to stop regional tourists from using low-rent accommodation offered online, as this has led to unregulated guest houses and homestays, including Airbnb, said Director-General of TCB Dorji Dhradhul.
In 2018 about 2,74,000 tourists visited Bhutan. Out of which 1,80,000 were alone from India, reported The Hindu.
-via BUSINESS TODAY