Amazing Bhutan Itinerary 9N/10D


Bhutan Itinerary 10 Days
If you are looking for an amazing Bhutan itinerary for 10 days from Siliguri Bagdogra or NJP, Navigator India offers the right package tour to Bhutan. This is a carbon-negative country. Almost 72% of the country is covered with forest. The 9 nights 10 days Bhutan package tour from Siliguri covers the most important places like Thimphu Paro & Punakha along with Dochula, Chelela Pass, Gangtey Monastery & Phobjikha Valley.  The article also includes important details like Bhutan currency, visa & permit, Weather & Temperature, Bhutan airport, trip cost & hotel info.

 

Amazing Bhutan Itinerary 10 Days

Gangtey Monastery- Bhutan

Gangtey Monastery- Bhutan

Duration : 9 Nights – 10 Days

Circuit : Siliguri/Bagdogra- Phuntsholing/Jaigaon 1N- Thimphu 2N- Punakha 2N- Gangtey Phobjikha -Paro 3N- Phuntsholing/Jaigaon 1N – Siliguri/Bagdogra.

Bhutan Tour Price Range : Rs.23,500/-  to  Rs.41,000/- per head.

Supplement (on extra cost) :
Dooas (Gorumara NP/ Jaldapara WLS) can be added
on the way from Siliguri to Bhutan for 1 or 2 nights.

Best time to visit :
September  to  June  Read more…

 

Itinerary

Day 01 : Siliguri/Bagdogra to Phuntsholing (165 km./ 4 hrs)

Welcome to Amazing Bhutan Itinerary for 10 days. On arrival at Siliguri (NJP) railway station or Bagdogra (IXB) airport meet & greet by Navigator India’s representative. Transfer from Siliguri/Bagdogra to Jaigaon/Phuntsholing at Bhutan border. Check into hotel & rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 02 : Phuntsholing to Thimphu (148 km./ 7 hrs)

Today you will start your journey to Thimphu (7,500 ft), the capital of Bhutan. On the way enjoy the beauty of Bhutan Himalaya. On arrival at Thimphu, check into your respective hotel. Overnight at Thimphu.

Day 03 : Thimphu sightseeing

Drive for a full day Thimphu sightseeing starting with Tashicho Dzong, the hose of most of the govt. offices. Proceed to National Library houses some exclusive collection of Buddhist manuscripts & texts as well as the modern literatures, Zorig Chusm the school of traditional handicrafts & arts. Visit Institute of Tibetology, handicraft emporium & the National Memmorial Chorten. Overnight at Thimphu.

Day 04 : Thimphu to Punakha, Wangdu & Dochu La Pass

Proceed for a full day esc to Punakha (Approx 85km/ 3 Hours From Thimphu). Punakha is the capital of Punakha Dzongkhag districts of Bhutan. Punakha was the capital of Bhutan till 1955. Wangdue Phodrang is a town and capital (dzongkhag thromde) of Wangdue Phodrang District in central Bhutan. Enroute Dochu la Pass. The pass is a popular among the tourists because of its 360 degree panoramic view of Himalayan range. The place is worth going in clear winter days with magnificent view of snowcapped mountains and mountain pass. Overnight at Punakha/ Wangdu.

Day 05 : Excursion to Gangtey Monastery & Phobjikha Valley

After your breakfast start your tour to Gangtey Monastery (75km). Enjoy your drive through dense rhododendron & oak forest.  Gangtey Monastery belongs to Nyingmapa sect of Buddhisn. It is situated in a pristine & beautiful valley in Western Bhutan. The monastery is named after Gangtey Village. Just a few kilometer away from Gangtey Monastery there is Phobjikha Valley. It is a bowl shaped glacial valley with an area of approx 163 sq.Km & lies approx 3000 meter above sea lavel. The valley is rich in biodiversity. Phobjikha Valley is winter home to black-necked cranes & many other endangered spices of the world. Drive back to Punakha/Wangdu for your overnight stay.

Day 06 : Punakha/Wangdu to Paro (125km./ 4hrs)

After breakfast chock out from your hotel in Punakha & transfer to Paro. Paro is an wonderful valley in Western Bhutan. The only international airport of Bhutan lies in Paro. Paro airport in considered onne of the most beautiful airport in the world at an elevation of 5,500 meter. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 07 : Paro sightseeing

Proceed for a full day sightseeing of Paro another inmertent destination in Bhutan. Today you will visit Drukgyal Dzong, View of Taktsang Monastery, Kichulanka Monastery, Ta Dzong, Paro Rinpung Dzong (Museum), Nya-Mey Zam, Dungtse Lhankhang, Kila Gompa, Druk Choeding.  Overnight at Paro.

Day 08 : Excursion to Chele La (Pass)

Proceed for an excursion tour to Chele La (Pass) & Haa Valley Only (Border of the Bhutan and China). Chele La (Pass), at an elevation of 14,500 ft (4200 mtr), is 37 km drive through the rhododendron & pine forest. It offers a spectacular view of Mt. Jomolhari. Overnight at Paro.

Optional: You can drive another 1.5 hours to reach Haa Valley.

Day 09 : Paro to Phuntsholing  (143 km./ 7hrs)

Today you will proceed to Phuntsholing from Paro. Check into your respective hotel. Overnight at Phuntsholing.

Day 10 : Phuntsholing to Siliguri/Bagdogra (155 km./ 4.30 hrs)

Today is your farewell day for your Amazing Bhutan Itinerary for 10 days. Drive back to Siliguri (NJP)/ Bagdogra (IXB) for your onward journey with happy memories to cherish.

 

Hotels

Accommodation – Bhutan Itinerary 10 days

Standard HotelsMeal PlanNights
Phuntsholing –  Asian Hotel/ Hotel Sinchula  or similarEP2
Thimpu –          Hotel Shanti Deva/ Hotel Chophel Norki or similar  EP2
Punakha –        Phinsum Degoling/ Tashi Castle or similar  EP2
Paro –              Lingden Paradise/ Kuenphen Hotel or similarlEP3

 

Deluxe HotelsMeal PlanNights
Phuntsholing –  Amo Chhu View/ Orchid/ Lhaki or similarEP2
Thimpu –          Peaceful Resort/ River Side/ River View or similarEP2
Punakha –         Punakha Residency/ Damchen Resort or similarEP2
Paro –              Ratna Vara/ Tiger Nest Resort or similarEP3

 

EP- Room only
CP- Room & Breakfast
MAP- Room + Breakfast & Lunch/Dinner
AP- Room + Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Price

Bhutan Itinerary 10 days Cost/ Price

Group Size2 pax4 pax6 pax
Standard35,00027,50023,500
Deluxe41,00033,50029,500

All rates are in INR on per person basis, applicable for at least two persons travelling together & sharing one room.

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Bhutan Itinerary from Bagdogra includes

  • All transfers & sight seeing in N.AC car according to itinerary.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in the above mentioned or any similar category hotels.
  • Meals according to the meal plan.(EP- Room only,  CP- Room & Breakfast, MAP- Room + Breakfast & Dinner, AP- Room + Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.)
  • Assistance on arrival.
  • All applicable service & permit charges.

 

Bhutan Itinerary for 10 days – Cost excludes

  • Guide charge.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Entry fees, parking charges, Room Heater.
  • Rescue operation by helicopter/car or any additional charge incurred by any accident/natural calamities/ political disturbance etc.
  • Any Beverages or meals other than it is specified in the package details. 
  • Any expenses of personal nature

Bhutan itinerary 10 days – Terms and Conditions

  • Rates are not valid for festive seasons, summer vacation (May & June) & long weekends.
  • Transportation will be provided as per itinerary only (not at disposal). Any additional transport service will be at extra cost.
  • In the case of AC car, AC will not be run on the hills. AC will be available in plains only.
  • Navigator India will not be responsible for any incident beyond human control, such as natural calamity, political disturbance, loss or theft of baggage etc. 
  • Rates applicable for Indian Nationals only. Non-Indian Nationals may avail the same package after inquiring about the applicable rate.
  • Rates may change without prior notice. Navigator India reserves the right to modify or terminate any offer at any time.
  • Once the tour is booked, addition or alteration of service will be subject to availability & additional charge.
  • Meaning of the terms:  EP- Room only, CP- Room & Breakfast, MAP- Room + Breakfast & Dinner, AP- Room + Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

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Travellers’ info

Bhutan Visa/ Permit

While om a package tour to Bhutan you need a permit/ visa to enter Bhutan.

For Indians – 4 copies passport size recent colour photographs, Photo ID proof (Passport/ Voter ID) & hotel confirmation vouchers. For minor, its compulsory to carry original birth certificate along with school photo ID or passport.

Foreigners (other than Indians) must have visa clearance before entering Bhutan. Visa can be processed online by providing  photo page of your passport.

Passport should have a minimum of 6 months’ validity left.

The Permit cannot be issued during Govt. holidays & weekends. So please plan your tour accordingly.

Permit issued in Phuntsholing & Paro will be valid for Thimphu & Paro only.

Special permit for Punakha, Wangdue, Bumthang, Trongsa etc. will be available from Immigration office located in Thimphu.

Thimphu/Paro/Phuntsholing immigration office is closed on Saturday, Sunday & Government holidays. It may remain close with a sudden declared holidays without any prior notice. We would request you to get the last minute update before planing your Bhutan package tour.

 

Bhutan Currency

Bhutan currency is called Ngultrum & carries equal value to Indian Rupee.  Indian Rupees are widely accepted except 500, 1000 & 2000 rupee notes.

Bank & major hotels can exchange major currencies. But it’s important to carry the bank exchange receipt to get it changed back to US Dollar. Foreigners cannot carry Indian Rupee.

Credit & Debit cards (Visa & Mastercard) are accepted in Bhutan. But the service is not widely available. So it is always advisable to carry sufficient cash.  

 

Communication 

While on your Bhutan Package Tour your Indian SIM card will not be working in the country unless you have an international roaming facility. So it’s important to carry a local SIM card. It will help you to communicate with the service providers. Our team will be in touch on a regular basis through your local no.  You can easily opt for a local SIM by showing your Bhutan permit/visa.

Almost all the hotels have WiFi facility. So you can communicate with any Indian/ International no through WhatsApp or any other communication APP while you are on your Bhutan package tour.

 

Bhutan Itinerary – Entrance Fees for Indians 

Places in Thimphu

  • Trashichhoe Dzong : Rs. 500 per person
  • National Memorial Chorten :  Rs 500 Per Person 
  • Arts & Crafts School :  Rs. 100 Per Person
  • Simply Bhutan :  Rs. 200 per Person 
  • Textile Museum :  Rs. 50 per Person
  • Folk Heritage Museum : Rs. 30 Per Person
  • Takin Preserve : Rs. 100 Per Person 

Places in Paro 

  • Ta Dzong (NationL Museum) :  Rs. 25 Per Person 
  • Ringpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) : Rs 500 Per person 
  • Taktsang Monastery :  Rs 1000 Per person 
  • Kichu Lhakhang  : Rs 500 Per person 

Places in Punakha 

  • Punakha Dzong : Rs 500 Per Person 

 

Best time to visit Bhutan | Weather & Temperature

You can plan your travel to Bhutan at any time of the year. Every season will offer you a different flavor. Weather varies from south to north. Northern part bordering with Tibet is colder & southern part bordering with India is hot & humid. It mainly has four different seasons.

Spring (Match to May)

It is considered a very good season with moderate temperatures. This is the time for green valleys, rhododendrons, fresh vegetables & fruits. The temperature ranges from 0o to 15oC in March & 10oC to 23oC in May.

Monsoon (June to August)

This time of the year gets more rainfall other seasons. But the monsoon is not as prominent as it is in northeastern India. The temperature ranges from 15oC to 25oC.

Autumn (September to November)

It is probably the best time to visit Bhutan with clear weather, blue sky. It provides a magnificent view of valleys, snow-capped mountains & rivers with an opportunity to take great photographs. The temperature ranges from 12oC to 23oC in September & 2oC to 15oC in November.

Winter (December to February)

Winter is mostly sunny & cold. Bhutan gets almost no precipitation in winter. In winter frost can be seen through the country & snowfall in common at the elevation above 3000 meters. January is the coolest month. The temperature ranges from -5oC to 10oC.

 

Bhutan Itinerary – How to reach Bhutan

By Air

Bhutan Airport : Paro (PBH) is having the only international airport in Bhutan.  Paro is well connected with Indian cities like Bagdogra, Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Bodhgaya & Guwahati. It also connects international destinations like Kathamandu, Dhaka & Bangkok. Druk Air & Bhutan Airlines connect the country with other destinations.

Indian Airport : In the Indian side the nearest airport is in Bagdogra (IXB). The border town Phuntsholing is (170km.) is 4.30 hrs journey from Bagdogra. Bagdogra is directly connected with Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Guwahati & Bangkok along with indirect connection will all major Indian cities. 

By Train

Bhutan does not have any rail connectivity with in the country. But it can be accessed through Railway stations located in India. The nearest railway station is Hasimara is approx 20km (45 min) away from Phuntsholing. Phuntsholing can also be accessed through New Alipurduar Jn. (60 km) & New Jalpaiguri (NJP) (160 km).

By Road

Bhutan can be accessed by road from the Indian side through the bordering city Phuentsholing.

 

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5 nights- 6 daysRs.11,000/-
7 nights- 8 daysRs.15,000/-
5 nights- 6 daysRs.10,500/-
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6 nights- 7 daysRs.17,000/-

 

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