As a human being, all we want to explore new destinations and experience the best places on Earth. Exploring and travelling new places brings happiness to us as we meet with new people, their culture, traditions, cuisines and life style. If you travel, it can bring so many good memories back home. For this you must have some list in your bucket where you want to take yourself. Not very far from Kolkata, but our neighbor Bhutan is a wonderful place to choose. If you book a Bhutan Package Tour from Kolkata, you will find out a diversified country with wide range of distinctive nature, culture, festivals, food habits, dress and people. Bhutan is really a unique destination.
Located in the lap of Himalaya in between India and China, Bhutan is a small country. For long this tiny Land of Thunder Dragon was kept hidden from external world. During 1970's the country first opened its door for international travelers with a policy of "High Value, Low Impact". Since then on the country is maintaining its policy and has managed to preserve its age old rich culture and traditions while developing and adopting new technology also. During your Bhutan Package Tour from Kolkata you will find that Bhutan offers a deep cultural tour for people who want to experience architectural landmarks for sightseeing, spiritual journey, hiking trails for trekkers of all levels and beautiful landscapes for photography. Bhutan is one of the less crowded, untouched, pristine and carbon negative country in the world which no one can find in many other destinations in the world.
So, if you want to explore this amazing land, it is best to book a Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata. NatureWings Holidays is best Bhutan Tour Operator in Kolkata and provides all customized Bhutan Group Tour from India with best Flight Fare, Premium Hotels, English Speaking Guide and Driver.
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Destinations Covered in 7N/8D Bhutan Package Tour from Kolkata : Phuentsholing 1N | Thimphu 2N | Punakha 1N | Paro 2N | Lataguri 1N
Pickup & Drop for Bhutan Tour from Kolkata : Bagdogra International Airport [IXB], West Bengal, India
|Thimphu||2,334 m||27.4712° N, 89.6339° E|
|Paro||2,200 m||27.4287° N, 89.4164° E|
|Punakha||1,274 m||27.5921° N, 89.8797° E|
|Chele La Pass||3,988 m||27.3698° N, 89.3466° E|
|Phobjikha Valley||3,000 m||27.4594° N, 90.1802° E|
|Tigers Nest Monastery||3,120 m||27.2930° N, 89.2148° E|
|Dochula Pass||3,100 m||27.2924° N, 89.4501° E|
|Haa Valley||2,670 m||27.3333° N, 89.1833° E|
|Gasa||2,850 m||27.8983° N, 89.7310° E|
|Dagana||1,464 m||27.0970° N, 89.8739° E|
|PLACE||HOTEL NAME||ROOM CATEGORY||HOTEL CATEGORY||BOOK NOW|
|THIMPHU||HOTEL AMODHARA / HOTEL WHITE TARA / BHUTAN KUBERA||STANDARD / DELUXE||3* TCB|
|PUNAKHA||HOTEL KINGALING / PEMA KARPO||DELUXE||3* TCB|
|PARO||NAMSEY CHHOLING RESORT / GAWALING / DRUKCHEN / KHMASUM PARO (VEG) / PARO ECO LODGE||DELUXE||3* TCB|
|PLACE||HOTEL NAME||ROOM CATEGORY||HOTEL CATEGORY||BOOK NOW|
|THIMPHU||HOTEL DAMISA / LEMON TREE||DELUXE||3* TCB DLX|
|PUNAKHA||HOTEL LOBESA / HOTEL VARA||DELUXE||3* TCB DLX|
|PARO||REMA RESORTS / TIGER NEST RESORTS (VEG)||DELUXE||3* TCB DLX|
|PLACE||HOTEL NAME||ROOM CATEGORY||HOTEL CATEGORY||BOOK NOW|
|THIMPHU||HOTEL OSEL / CITY HOTEL THIMPHU||DELUXE||4* NW / 3* TCB|
|PUNAKHA||RIVER VALLEY / ZHINGKHAM RESORT / HOTEL VARA||DELUXE||4* NW / 3* TCB|
|PARO||TASHI NAMGAY RESORT / OLATHANG HOTEL (COTTAGES) / TENZINLING RESORT / KHANGKHU RESORT||DELUXE||4* NW / 3* TCB|
Bhutan Airlines operates flights from Kolkata Airport [CCU] to the Paro Airport [PBH] on regular basis. Following are the flight schedule as published by them upto December 2024.
|SECTOR||FLIGHT NO||DEP DATE||DEP DAY||DEP TIME||ARR TIME||DURATION|
|FROM 1ST AUGUST 2023 TO 31ST DECEMBER 2023|
|CCU - PBH||B3 701||OCT : 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31||MON, TUE, WED, FRI, SAT, SUN||08:15||09:55||01h 10 Direct Flight|
|CCU - PBH||B3 701||NOV : 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30||MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN||08:15||09:55||01h 10 Direct Flight|
|CCU - PBH||B3 701||DEC : 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 31||TUE, THU, FRI, SUN||1440||1630|
|PBH - CCU||B3 700||OCT : 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31||MON, TUE, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN||08:15||11:15||01h 10 Direct Flight|
|PBH - CCU||B3 700||NOV : 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30, 31||MON, TUE, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN||10:35||11:15||01h 10 Direct Flight|
|PBH - CCU||B3 700||DEC : 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29||MON, TUE, THU, FRI||10:35||11:15||01h 10 Direct Flight|
Bagdogra Airport [IXB] is located in about 16 km (9.9 mi) west of the city of Siliguri in the Darjeeling district in northern West Bengal. Bagdogra Airport is very much well connected with Kolkata Airport. You can enter the last Buddhist Kingdom foothill, the Phuentsholing town which is 170 KM (4 hrs approx) only from Bagdogra Airport. Guests from Kolkata can easily fly to Bagdogra Airport from where NatureWings offers its exclusive customized Bagdogra to Bhutan Package. This is one of the best way to travel Bhutan from Kolkata by road via Bagdogra Airport.
|Air Asia||Kolkata [CCU]||08:45||Bagdogra [IXB]||09:55||01 h 10 m (non-stop)|
|Air Asia||Kolkata [CCU]||07:15||Bagdogra [IXB]||08:20||01 h 05 m (non-stop)|
|IndiGo||Kolkata [CCU]||10:05||Bagdogra [IXB]||11:05||01 h 00 m (non-stop)|
|SpiceJet||Kolkata [CCU]||08:05||Bagdogra [IXB]||09:10||01 h 05 m (non-stop)|
To travel Bhutan from Kolkata by train, you can start your journey by train from either Sealdah or Howrah Station. There are lots of train that runs between Sealdah and Howrah station to NJP / Siliguri / New Alipurduar Station on daily basis. Depending upon the train the journey from Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri takes approximately 8-10 hours among the scenic beauty of endless paddy & corn fields, tea gardens and pineapple orchard. After reaching New Jalpaiguri, we will pick you up and drive next 4-5 hrs. to the town of Phuentsholing - the border town on the Indian side of Bhutan. Once you reach Phuentsholing, our representative will guide you to go through the immigration and entry procedures to enter Bhutan. This is a hassle free process as our representatives will be there to hep you out in every possible way. So, don't hesitate, book your Bhutan Package Tour from Kolkata without any further delay.
|TRAIN NAME||TRAIN NO||ORIGIN STN / TIME||ARRV STN / TIME||TRAIN FREQUENCY|
|Kanchankanya Exp||13149||SDAH / 8:30 pm||HSA / 10:45 am||Monday to Thursday|
|Padatik Express||12377||SDAH / 11:15 pm||NOQ / 12:10 pm||Sunday to Wednesday|
|Darjeeling Mail||12343||SDAH / 22:05 pm||NJP / 8:00 pm||Sunday to Monday|
|Saraighat Express||12345||HWH / 15:50 pm||NJP / 1:45 pm||Sunday to Monday|
|Vande Bharat Express||22302||HWH / 05:55 pm||NJP / 13:25 pm||Daily [except Wednesday]|
|Howrah Jn [HWH]||Starts |
|Howrah (HWH)||0 km|
|Bolpur Shantiniketan [BHP]||07:43 |
|2 min||145 km|
|Malda Town [MLTD]||10:32 |
|3 min||329.5 km|
|Barsoi Jn [BOE]||11:50 |
|2 min||419.7 km|
|New Jalpaiguri Jn [NJP]||13:25|
|New Jalpaiguri Jn [NJP]||Starts |
|Barsoi Jn [BOE]||16:44 |
|2 min||145 km|
|Malda Town [MLTD]||17:50 |
|3 min||235 km|
|Bolpur Shantiniketan [BHP]||20:22 |
|2 min||420 km|
|Howrah Jn [HWH]||22:35 |
|Thimphu||Phobjikha Valley||134.3 KM|
|Thimphu||Dochula Pass||23 KM|
|Punakha||Phobjikha Valley||81.1 KM|
|Punakha||Chime Lhakhang||9.9 KM|
|Paro City||Taksang Monastery||11.8 KM|
|Paro City||Chelela Pass||37.1 KM|
|THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING PLACES AND THE ENTRY FEES (IN NGULTRUM)|
|Tashichhoe Dzong (Fort)||Thimphu||NU 500||Mon-Fri from 5pm & Sat-Sun from 9am to 6pm|
|Buddha Dordenma Statue||Thimphu||No Entry Fee||Time-9am to 5pm|
|Thimphu Memorial Chorten||Thimphu||NU 500||Anytime|
|Changangkha Lhakhang (Temple)||Thimphu||NU 500||Anytime between 8am to 5pm|
|Takin Preservation Centre||Thimphu||NU 300||9am to 5pm|
|Simtokha Dzong (Fort)||Thimphu||No Entry Fee||9am to 5pm|
|National Library||Thimphu||No Entry Fee||9am to 5pm on Mon to Fri|
|The Royal Textile Museum||Thimphu||NU 250||Mon to Sat from 9am to 4pm|
|National Institute for Zorig Chusum (Painting School)||Thimphu||NU 100||Mon to Fri 10am to 3:30pm|
|Folk Heritage Museum||Thimphu||NU 50||Open from 9am to 4pm on Mon to Sun|
|PUNAKHA SIGHTSEEING PLACES AND THE ENTRY FEES|
|Punakha Dzong (Fort)||Punakha||NU 500||11am to 1pm & 3pm to 5pm (Nov to May) and other time anytime bwtn 9am to 5pm|
|Chimmi Lhakhang (Temple)||Punakha||NU 500||9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm|
|PARO SIGHTSEEING PLACES AND THE ENTRY FEES|
|Kyichu Lhakhang (temple)||Paro||NU 500||9am to 12pm & 1pm to 4pm|
|Rinpung Dzong (Fort)||Paro||No Entry Fee||9am to 5pm (Summer) & 9am to 4pm (Winter)|
|Dobji Dzong||Paro||No Entry Fee||9am to 5pm|
|National Museum of Bhutan||Paro||NU 300||Opens from 9am to 4pm throughout the week except on govt & local holidays|
|Taktshang (Tiger Nest Monastery)||Paro||NU 1000||9am to 5pm|
|TRONGSA SIGHTSEEING PLACES AND THE ENTRY FEES|
|Trongsa Dzong||Trongsa||No Entry Fee||9am to 5pm (Summer ) & 9am to 4pm (Winter)|
|Trongsa Ta Dzong (Watch tower)||Trongsa||No Entry Fee||9am to 5pm (Summer ) & 9am to 4pm (Winter)|
|BUMTHANG SIGHTSEEING PLACES AND THE ENTRY FEES|
|Jampa Lhakhang||Trongsa||No Entry Fee||9am to 5pm (Summer ) & 9am to 4pm (Winter)|
|Kurjey Lhakhang||Trongsa||No Entry Fee||9am to 5pm (Summer ) & 9am to 4pm (Winter)|
|Jakar Dzong||Trongsa||No Entry Fee||9am to 5pm (Summer ) & 9am to 4pm (Winter)|
|PHUENTSHOLING SIGHTSEEING PLACES AND THE ENTRY FEES|
|Rinchending Goenpa (temple)||Trongsa||No Entry Fee||9am to 5pm|
|Palden Tashi Choling Shedra||Trongsa||No Entry Fee||9am to 5pm|
|NOTE : 50% monument fees exemption on entry fees for children of 6 years to 18 years and no fee for children of 5 years and below.|
Following are the documents required for Indian tourists to travel Bhutan from Kolkata. Guest can carry any one of the two valid travel documents :
Bhutan is a small nation tucked away peacefully in the lap of Himalaya and experiences a wide range of seasonal fluctuations. As a result of Bhutan's distinctive climatic and meteorological characteristics, Bhutan experience four main the seasons of summer, winter, spring, and autumn. Throughout all seasons the Nature beautifully decorate this enchanted region with their grandeur and natural wonders. Because of this, Bhutan is a year-round destination for travelers around the world. Let's understand which is the best time to book a Bhutan Package Tour from Kolkata.
Monsoon - June to August is monsoon in Bhutan. Sometime drizzle and sometime incessant rain disrupt work life in the hilly region. Land slide is common which result road block and heavy traffic. Travelling here and there becomes very difficult. So, monsoon season mainly June to August is best to drop any Bhutan tour plan from Kolkata.
Autumn (September to November) - With less or no rain, weather in Bhutan becomes very soothing and enjoyable during Autumn. Travelling and sightseeing in various places is easy and enjoyable. This is the time when many important festivals took place in diffrent Dzongs and monasteries of Bhutan. Some of the most important festivals like Black-Necked Crane Festival, Paro Tshechu festivals, Punakha Tshechu festivals are held with great festivity among Bhutanese people. Dzongs and monasteries come into live with colorful flags and big Thonkas. Dancers wear colorful masks and perform with great energy in presence of monks, dignitaries, foreigners and even king and persona from Royal families. This is one of the best times to book Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata.
Winter in Bhutan (December to February) is wonderful in terms of scenic beauty but in reality it is not so pleasant, rather it is very harsh. During winter the temperature of northern region drops down to sub zero. Cities like Thimphu, Paro, Punakha appeared white due to heavy snowfall. Government of Bhutan sometime declares long holidays in schools, collages, and work from home module for government employees. But life must goes on - with this mantra Bhutan tries to resurrect from the chillness of nature. Many festivals are held during winter, some of them notable are Monggar Tshechu, Trashigang Tshechu, Lhuntse Tshechu and Trongsa Tshechu. So if you want to experience the different looks of Bhutan, there is no season actually. Every season is unique and the choices are yours. You can book your Kolkata to Bhutan Tour in winter also. Winter in Bhutan is Awesome!
According to NatureWings - the best time to book a Bhutan Package from Kolkata is spring (months of March to May) when the entire valleys, alleys, streets, come alive with blooming Jacaranda and Rhododendron. Soothing weather prevails everywhere. With little or no rain at this time sky becomes clear, fog free and vibrant, so world famous Jomolhari treks and Drukpath treks happens during spring. Travelers from all over the globe specially from European countries, from western countries (USA, Canada, Brazil), China, Thailand, Cambodia and Australia flock Bhutan during spring.
|Travel Months||City||Max Temp||Min Temp|
Meet & greet on arrival at Bagdogra Airport for your Bhutan Package Tour from Mumbai and drive towards the Indo – Bhutanese Border town Phuentsholing through the lush green Tea Estates of West Bengal. This is going be a memorable journey among the green nature everywhere. After reaching Phuentsholing check in to the Hotel & Evening for Leisure.
This is the most exciting day of this Bhutan Trip as today we will travel the most important town and capital of Bhutan - Thimphu. After breakfast at hotel in Phuentsholing proceeds towards Thimphu via the wonderful mystic town Gedu, which is about 9000 ft above the sea level. Enroute once you cross Kharbandi you can visit Sangye Migjur Ling. It is 10km from Phuentsholing on the way to Thimphu. Then witness Wangkha waterfalls and halt at Chuzum to take photographs of the confluence of two rivers of Bhutan, Thimphu Chu and Paro Chu. Rest of the day is free for leisure. You can explore various Pubs and Nightclubs in Thimphu. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.
|Mojo Park||Chang Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan||5 PM - 12 AM|
|Space 34||Chang Lam, Main Town, Thimphu||9 PM - 1 AM|
|Om Bar||Thimphu, Bhutan||5 PM - 1 AM|
|Vivacity||Sheten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan||7 PM - 12 AM|
|Club Ace||Thimphu, Bhutan||9 PM - 1 AM|
|Barz Brothers||Thimphu, Bhutan||Open 24 hours|
|Benez Bar||Jangchhub Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan||10 AM - 11 PM|
As the sun spread its warm rays across the beautiful Thimphu valley, begins your day with a hot cup of Suja (Butter Tea) and move towards the breakfast table to enjoy their delicious spread before leaving for Thimphu local sightseeing.
The National Memorial Chorten or Thimphu Chorten - Also known as Thimphu Chorten is a site for evening prayer. The chorten was build in the third King memory, and it was continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. The idea to construct this landmark was proposed by Bhutan third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk ("the father of modern Bhutan"), who has wished to erect a monument to the World for peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after Majesty's untimely death, it served as a memorial to the late King and a monument of peace.
The Clock Tower - Located at the centre of the Thimphu Town, the Clock Tower Square is an architectural wonder one can behold during Bhutan package tour from Mumbai. This tower differs from every other construction or building in Bhutan. It is basically a tower with four clock faces in four directions. The tower depicts of Bhutanese architecture pattern which is basically painted or engraved on wood. The tower is decorated with many intricately carved floral patterns, paintings, and replica of dragons. The dragons on the tower are facing each clock in the tower, which is interesting to look at. The dragon is a holy animal in Bhutanese culture, and it stands for the country's independence.
As this place is a prime attraction among locals and travelers in Bhutan, most people come here in the evening to see and enjoy the exquisite carvings and paintings. This tower is one of the busiest locations in town because there are numerous restaurants, gift shops, and hotels nearby. The square is in close proximity to a number of trade fairs, concerts, and other events. The area of clock tower and its surroundings occasionally hosts live music events, which makes the place vibrant and full of life and energy. You can buy gifts for your family and friends at one of the many shopping centers in the area. There is a little playground for children that are also a great place for a picnic and a fun evening activity.
Sakyamuni Buddha - On the top of Kuensel Phodrang hill sits the statue of Great Buddha Dordenma. The 51.5-meter long gilded bronze statue would surely attract you, and the uninterrupted view of the valley would leave you spellbound. This site is also known as Buddha Viewpoint.
Changangkha Lhakhang – At Thimphu, you will come across several monasteries and temples, but Changangkha Lhakhang is the most important religious structure amongst all. The fabric is dedicated to Avalokiteshvara, a sign of compassion dating back to the 15th century, the oldest in the region, and from here, enjoy the grand view of Thimphu valley.
Takin Zoo – In here, you will find the National animal of Bhutan, "Takin". Takin is one of the most endangered species of the World, and it is available only in Bhutan, preserved in open habitat.
Trashi Chhoe Dzong - Or the Fortress of the Glorious Region is another 'must visit' site on a Bhutan Package Tour from Mumbai. Situated on the west bank of Wang Chhu River, the Trashi Chhoe Dzong is the formal coronation site of the fifth King that hosts the annual Tsechu festival. This Dzong was built in the year 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, later it was reconstructed in the 1960s in a traditional Bhutanese manner, without the use of nails or architectural plans. Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu.
As your Hot Ngaja (a Sweet Bhutanese milk tea) arrives sip into it while enjoying the beautiful valley from the room. Post breakfast heads towards Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan. Punakha is much backward from the chaotic city life at an elevation of 1200 m, which makes this place quite warm in winter and chill during summer. The valley is famous for Red and White Rice farming along the Pho and Mo Chu river's stretch. En-route visit.
Punakha Dzong : Also known as "The Palace of Great Happiness", Punakha Dzong is located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu (father) and Mo Chhu (mother) rivers in the Punakha–Wangdue valley. This Dzong is the most picturesque of all Bhutan ancient fortresses and it joins the mainland by an arched wooden bridge that contains many precious relics from the days when successive kings reigned the Kingdom from this Punakha valley.
Suspension Bridge - This hidden treasure in the Punakha Valley connects the rest of the valley to the old administrative center of Punakha Dzongkhag. The whole deck is covered with prayer flags and provides a perfect spot for bird watching and photography.
Chimi Lhakhang (Fertility Temple) : Stationed at the top of a hillock, the Chimi Lhakhang is a site dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley. Known as the 'Divine Madman,' Lama Drukpa Kuenley is said to use songs, humor, and outrageous behavior to preach his teachings. Chimi Lhakhang temple is believed to be the temple of fertility, and the Bhutanese hold a strong belief that childless couples are blessed by Lama Drukpa Kuenley if they visit the temple and pray for a child. The road to the temple follows a picturesque rural trail through the paddy field that takes visitors to the temple from the road, and after crossing the paddy field, you will find a tiny stream from where Chimi Lhakhang is just a short climb away. Overnight stayat hotel in Punakha.
From the beautiful valley, the next destination is the busy Paro town. After 3 hour 30 minutes, enter the picturesque Paro town, located at an elevation of 2,200 m. Paro valley is the most extensive valley in entire Bhutan and is blessed with mesmerizing nature, fertile rice fields, deep valleys, and a crystalline river. The beautiful view of the mountains, clear sky, and dense coniferous forest with chirping birds can make you fall in love with its first glimpse. Post Lunch enjoy Paro Sightseeing -
National Museum of Bhutan : In 1968, The National Museum of Bhutan was built, which stands inside the ancient Ta-dzong building that showcases Bhutan culture and is stationed right above Rinpung Dzong in Paro. This museum is the house of beautiful specimens from Bhutanese art and culture, with main highlights are the paintings and bronze statues which are placed in extensive galleries, from where you can get to know a lot about Bhutan art and culture.
Rinpung Dzong : Built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646, the first 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. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam.
Nya MeyZam Bridge : "The Bridge with No Fish" is the bridge that connects Par town to Dzong. It is one of the finest specimens in Bhutan and local believe if one sees a fish in the river, it is an ill omen. The earlier bridge which could be folded during the war was washed away by a flood in 1969.
Paro Airport View Point : This is the finest valley view point to look after Paro Valley and Paro Airport. This view point overlooks the along with all the Dzongs and Monasteries.
The Paro town is full of Dzongs (monasteries), where you can join the monks for prayers as they wrap themselves in red robes with priceless smiles or walk down to the bed of Paro Chu and dip your feet in the cold crystalline water. Overnight at hotel in Paro.
From the beautiful valley, let's move towards the Chele-La-Pass (3,998m). So, post breakfast let's proceed towards the gateway to mini heaven aka the spectacular Chela-La-Pass, which is barely a few hours from the Paro town and is well known for being the highest motor-able pass in Bhutan, that offers a panoramic view of Bhutan's second-highest sacred peak, Mt. Jomolhari (7314m) and other snow-clad ranges on a clear day. The journey through the winding roads is very charming as the green valleys, chirping birds snowy mountains, and the fantastic view on both sides are sure to keep everyone glued, and the breath-taking scenery keeps you going.
As the sun rays touch the beautiful Paro valley, wake up in the middle of Mother Nature and relish the beautiful view of the river and mountains in a single frame. Enjoy the gala spread but make sure to add some protein to it, as climbing to the top of the Taksang Monastery and back will require a good boost.
Taktsang Monastery : After covering 1,200 meters on a fierce cliff, you will reach this sacred site known as the Tiger Nest. Once you climb to the top, take a deep breath of the fresh air and soother the eyes and soul with the stunning view of the scenic surroundings and the valley lying underneath—the Taktsang Monastery, established by Sain Guru Rinpoche, who came to Bhutan in 747 CE. Construction was of the complex was completed in 1694. After 3 hours of some adventurous trek, discover the Tiger Nest monastery, and if you wish, opt for a horse ride from the parking lot to reach the top. While trekking, witness the glorious view of the Paro town, with its lush green valleys, sparkling river, clear blue sky, and moving clouds, in short, enjoy nature at its best. Overnight in Paro.
|Location||Approx 11.7 km from Paro town, Bhutan|
|Elevation||3,120 meters (10,236ft) above sea level|
|Duration of the Tiger's Nest hike||5-6 hours (Back and forth)|
|Tiger's Nest Trekking Distance||4 Miles (6.43 Kilometers) - Round Trip|
|Tiger's Nest Trek Difficulty||Moderate - Steep Ascend|
|Best Months to Visit Tiger's Nest Monastery||March, April, May and September, October, November, December|
|Gears needed to hike Tiger's Nest||Normal hiking shoes, Water bottle, Some snacks, energy bars, Camera, Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Walking Pole/Stick|
|Opening time of Tiger's Nest Monastery||(October-March) 8 am-1 pm and 2 pm-5 pm |
(April-September) 8 am-1 pm and 2 pm-6 pm daily
After breakfast, proceed from Paro to Phuentsholing transfer. After reaching check in to the hotel evening in leisure. Overnight in Phuentsholing.
Post breakfast checkout from the Hotel and proceed towards Bagdogra Airport [IXB]. With this wonderful Bhutan Package Tour from Mumbai via Bagdogra Airport cherish your memories forever.
Temperature in Thimphu ranges from -2.8°C in January to 22°C in summer with a rainfall of 110 mm. In the high mountain regions the average temperature varies from 0°C in winter to 10°C in summer, with an average of 350mm of rain. In the Central parts of the country the climate is cools a bit, changing to temperate and deciduous forests with warm summers and cool, dry winters. In the far Northern reaches of the kingdom the weather is cold during winter. Mountain peaks are perpetually covered in snow and lower parts are still cool in summer owing to the high altitude terrain.
The use of credit/debit card is limited in Bhutan. However, you can use your debit card to withdraw cash from Bhutan ATM. Please check with your Bank / Card issuing authority whether your particular card is valid to withdraw money from Bhutan ATM. However you can expect the service charges associated with the ATM withdrawal and it varies from card to card and depends on the agreement between your Bhutan ATM Bank and your card issuance Bank. So, it is advisable always to carry Indian cash and Reserve Bank of India allows carrying RS 25,000/- Per Head cash to Bhutan.
Yes, Indian currency with small denomination is allowed in Bhutan [Rs. 50 / Rs. 100 / Rs. 200 denomination].
NOTE : New Indian Note of Rs 2000/- is not a legal tender in Bhutan and is not accepted.
Yes, you can get Pure Vegetarian food in the restaurant of Thimphu and Paro. You can get authentic Gujarati, Rajasthani and Jain food at Nivana Restaurant in Thimphu + Paro. There is also a good vegetarian hotel at the heart of Thimphu City just opposite of Clock Tower. It is Hotel New Grand. It is a budget hotel with pure vegetarian restaurant that offer Bhutanese veg food, Indian veg thali with South Indian dishes also. It is bliss for every vegetarian travelling Thimphu, Bhutan.
Address of Hotel New Grand: Bhutan, Thimphu, Norzin Lam 1, Building Number 15, Near Clock Tower
NOTE: Other than Thimphu and Paro, you won't get pure vegetarian restaurant, but you can certainly get the Vegetarian food. On your specific order, in all Hotels, you will get the vegetarian food.
Bhutan is considered as one of the safest countries for woman. So, Solo woman travelling is absolutely very safe, particularly if you take Paro to Paro Airport route. For a solo woman NatureWings recommend to avoid the land route through Phuentsholing. Now according to the new tourism policy of Bhutan, if you are regional guest (Indian, Maldivians and Bangladeshi), you must get a tour guide and driver. In fact getting a knowledgeable tour guide and driver in best way to explore various places and attractions and hearing the story from them about Bhutan is something wonderful. For that your tour guide must be a good story teller. If you feel uncomfortable with male guide, you can certainly opt for a lady guide. Travelling at night is not suggestible at all and if you smell something uneasy or unfamiliar, better leaves the place and person at early. If your intuition instigates you that a fish is spoiling the pond, get away from there. It is the best option to be vigilant as we know "Prevention is better than Cure".
So, there is no issue to travel Bhutan as solo women, just you have to abide by the tourism norms of Bhutan and be vigilant.
Bhutan Tourism policy is based on "Low Volume, High Value" - This means they are in favor of restricted tourism. With the new tourism policy Indian (regional) tourist must pay SDF (Sustainable Development Fee) Rs. 1200/- per person per night excluding the tour package price (Flight, Hotels, Meals, Guides, Transportation & Monument fees). This will certainly increase the Bhutan Tour Package cost, but on the other hand, Bhutan will receive less but quality travellers.
Medical facility in Bhutan is really limited, only in Thimphu General Hospital you can consult specialist doctors. Rest of the places in Bhutan, the facility is really limited.
Druk Air allows 20 kg baggage in economy class and 30 kg in business class. An extra 5 kg is allowed in the overhead baggage bin or under the passenger's seat.
Ngultrum (Nu, BTN) is the official currency of Bhutan. 1 Ngultrum is equal to 1 Indian Rupee.
Archary is the National Game of Bhutan. During your Bhutan Tour from Bangalore, in many places you can try your archary skill with bamboo bow. In some places, you can also find recurve bow and compound bow also.
Raven is the national bird of Bhutan. It has made a significant presence in the Royal Crown which is also known as The Raven Crown. The raven represents the deity Gonpo Jarodongchen - one of the chief guardian deities of Bhutan.
The blue poppy or Himalayan blue poppy (Meconopsis) is the national flower of Bhutan. It is mostly found in high altitude regions and come in different colour like red, pink and white also.
Dzongkha is the national language of Bhutan. In all over two dozen languages are spoken in Bhutan among which Nepali holds one major part.
Bhutan Package Reviews
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based on 279 Reviews
Very very nice arrangements during the stay at Bhutan for a week. The tour car is best and having smooth driving with polite nature behavior. Rooms are excellent. NatureWings is very reasonable in commercial. I am planing for next tour with them only.
We went on to Bhutan Tour with my family and was organized by your NATUREWINGS Kolkata. We have enjoyed our holidays very much and everthing was well organized by the team.
During the tour Ms Sabitra guided us very well and there was good co-operation and guidance from the driver. The hotels were Also good with good food. Naturewings won our heart ..
Hi Soumalya, We are very much thankful to you for planning entire Bhutan Package Tour from Mumbai with so proper itinerary, without any hectic schedule. We were able to enjoy all beautiful places, clicking lots of photographs without any worries about reaching to next destination. Hotels were good. Food was great. Especially, we enjoyed ourselves much at Mrs. Sonam's house. She was a gem, very warm and kind hearted lady and great cook. We enjoyed food at her place more than any other since it was home made with love and care. Special thanks to her and Mr Sonam too. Mr. Parmesh, our driver was very helpful too and entertained us lot. He was our part-time guide too.
Once again, I thank you for responding all my queries so patiently and Mr Sandip Raha too (I got a first introductory call from him as soon as I had put my query late in the night around 11 PM) and for completing our trip with success and lots of good memories in Bhutan. I will blindly recommend NatureWings to anyone who is looking for Bhutan Trip in future.
"I booked my Bhutan Package with NatureWings for me & my friend. We two gals traveled with nice car & good young driver. It was really enjoyable. I want to say that they are best in Bhutan sector. I also want to tell travel people that if there r senior citizens then book for them the hotels which has lift to go upstairs or set their stay on ground level but up views are always more beautiful. Thanks to NatureWings for memorable & beautiful stay in Bhutan. Bhutan is very beautiful & peaceful country with very beautiful people as well. You have to definitely try with this sector. If I go again to Bhutan then only I will book with NatureWings."
"Had a memorable Bhutan Vacation (Oct 2017) with NatureWings. Special thanks to Mr. Suman Paul for planning the trip. Also, the operations team in Bhutan supported us very well, many thanks to Ms. Sabitra.
We were 9 adults accompanied by two infants. We were given a comfortable 16 seater coaster. The driver and tour guide were very well informed and friendly. We had a pleasant stay (2N) at Osel, Thimpu. Punakha was splendid with Zhinkham Resorts (1N). In Paro, due to lack of availability we were given two rooms in Tashinamgay and Taktsang (3N). While Tashinamgay was good, I would not recommend Taktsang Boutique Resort at all.
Overall we had a great experience in the beautiful country of Bhutan... Tashi Delek!"
"A very well organised Bhutan Trip from Delhi by Mr. Sandip n his team. Despite a few initial hiccups (the hotel we had locked down initially in the package wasn't available n had to settle for another one), everything went on rather smoothly. Had a great time and a special thanks to the guide Mr. Somnath. Kudos team naturewings n thank you from all of us."
"First of all we very much thanks of Mr. Sandeep Raha for arranged such a nice Bhutan Tour from Mumbai for us. Everything was great!!! Hotels, Meals, Sightseeing etc. We Can say Mr Sandeep & his team mates had arranged 'Free Trouble Tour' for us. Thanx for Mr.Sandeep & His Team."
"We travelled to Bhutan with NatureWings and it was really a wonderful and memorable trip. Mr Sandip (Director) of Naturewings had made excellent itinerary he had taken care of the smallest details & Mr. Suman paul had done a great job. Thanks for everything."
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