Bhutan Trip with Tiger’s Nest Hiking 6N/7D


Bhutan trip from India   | Bhutan itinerary for 7 days | Trip cost
If you are looking for an amazing Bhutan trip package from Siliguri Bagdogra , Navigator India offers the right tour package of Bhutan from India. The 6 nights 7 days Bhutan holiday package from Bagdogra covers important places like Thimphu Paro along with hiking to Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Bagdogra is directly connected with Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore & Ahmedabad. In this article you will find 
Details Bhutan tour plan for 7 day, Bhutan trip cost, Hotels, Bhutan Visa & permit info, Bhutan currency, Weather temperature, Bhutan Airport & Access. 

Tiger's Nest Monastery- Paro Bhutan trip

Tiger’s Nest Monastery- Paro Bhutan

Bhutan Trip from Siliguri (India)

Duration : 6 Nights – 7 Days

Bhutan tour Circuit : Siliguri/Bagdogra- Phuentsholing/ Jaigaon 1N- Thimphu 2N – Punakha – Paro 2N – Phuentsholing/ Jaigaon 1N – Siliguri/Bagdogra.

Bhutan Trip Cost : Rs.12,800/-  to  Rs.27,500/- per head

Supplement (on extra cost) : 
01 additional night in Paro with an excursion to Chele-La (pass).
Jungle safari in Dooars can be added on the way to Bhutan for 1 or 2 nights

Best time to visit :
September  to  June  Read more…

Mumbai to Bagdogra flight

SG 6373 || Dep 07.50   Arr 10.30
6E 205 || Dep 08.35  Arr 11.20
Return
SG 6374 || Dep 11.00  Arr 14.00
6E 6175 || Dep 11.50  Arr 15.05

Ahmedabad to Bagdogra flight

SG 754 || Dep 05.10  Arr 07.40
6E 6053 || Dep 09.40  Arr 12.10
Return
SG 755 || Dep 08.20  Arr 11.35
6E 6054 || Dep 12.50  Arr 15.30

Bangalore to Bagdogra flight

I5 2392 || Dep 10.05  Arr 12.50
6E 6443 || Dep 05.35  Arr 08.30
Return
I5 2393 || Dep 13.20  Arr 16.15
6E 445 || Dep 09.05  Arr 11.45

 

Bhutan Permit/Visa Currency

Itinerary

Bhutan itinerary for 7 days

Day 01 : Siliguri/Bagdogra to Pheuntsholing (170 km./ 4.30 hrs)

Welcome to Bhutan Trip from India. On arrival at Siliguri (NJP) railway station or Bagdogra (IXB) airport meet & greet by Navigator India’s representative. Transfer from Siliguri/Bagdogra to Jaigaon/Phuentsholing at Bhutan border. Check into hotel & rest of the day is t leisure.

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

Today you will start your journey to Thimphu (7,500 ft), the Bhutan capital. On the way enjoy the beauty of Bhutan Himalaya. On arrival at Thimphu check into your respective hotel. Over night 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 Paro (65 km./ 2hrs)

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

Day 05 : Day hiking to Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) Monastery

After breakfast start your hiking to Taktsang Monastery or popularly known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery. you need to drive for approx 30 minutes to reach the trekking point. Then it will take approx 2 to 3 hours to reach the Monastery. According the the Buddhist belief Guru Padmasamvaba also known as Guru Ringpoche flew to this places from Tibet on a tigress’s back & meditated in a cave for three years.  Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye built the monastery around the cave in 1692.   

Day 06 : Paro to Phuentsholing  (145 km./ 7hrs)

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

Day 07 : Phuentsholing to Siliguri/Bagdogra (170 km./ 4.30 hrs)

Today is your farewell day for your Bhutan Trip from India. Drive back from Phuentsholing to Siliguri (NJP)/ Bagdogra (IXB) for your onward journey with happy memories to cherish.

Hotels

Accommodation – Bhutan trip from India

Economy Hotels

Meal Plan

Nights

Phuentsholing –   Hotel Devi/  Hotel Barsana  EP2
Thimphu –            Hotel Nirmal/ Tashi Ghystel or similar EP2
Paro –              Hotel Paro/ Hotel Phunsum or similarEP2

 

Standard Hotels

Meal Plan

Nights

Phuntsholing –   Asian Kitchen/  Hotel Sinchula or similarEP2
Thimpu –           Hotel Shanti Deva / Chopel Norki or similarEP2
Paro –               Hotel City / Lingden Paradise  or similarEP2

 

Deluxe Hotels

Meal Plan

Nights

Phuentsholing –   Ama Chhu View/  Orchid or similarEP2
Thimphu –           River View/  Peaceful Resort or similarEP2
Paro –               Ratna Vara/ Tiger Nest Resort or similarEP2

 

EP- Room only

Price

Bhutan Trip Cost from India | Bhutan tour price

Group Size2 pax4 pax6 pax
Economy trip cost20,80015,80012,800
Standard trip cost23,50018,50015,500
Deluxe trip cost27,50022,50019,500

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 tour package cost 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 tip 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 trim from India 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 on extra cost.
  • In 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 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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Route Map

Bhutan Trio from India Route MAP

Distance:
Bagdogra to Phuentsholing – 165km (4 hrs)
Phuentsholing to Thimphu – 148km (7 hrs)
Thimphu to Dochula to Punakha – 85km (3 hrs)
Punakha to Paro – 125km (3.30 hrs)
Paro to Phuentsholing – 143km (6hrs)

 

Travellers’ info

Travellers’ info for Bhutan tour package

Bhutan Visa/ Permit

While om a trip 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 6 months validity left.

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 ect. 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 sudden declared holiday without any prior notice. We would request you to get the last minute update before planing your Bhutan package tour.

 

Bhutan Currency

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

Bank & major hotels can exchange major currencies. But its 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 Trip – Best time to visit | 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. November will be the best time to visit Bhutan

It mainly has four different seasons.

Spring (Match April & May)

It is considered a very good season with moderate temperature. 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 July & August)

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

Autumn (September October & November)

It is probably the best time to visit Bhutan with clear weather, blue sky. It provides 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 Janyary & 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.

 

How to reach Bhutan

By Air

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

Indian Airport : In 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) (175 km).

By Road

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

 

Entrance Fees for Indians at various tourist attractions.

Places to visit 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 to visit 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 to visit in Punakha 

  • Punakha Dzong : Rs.500/- Per Person 

 

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