On arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) Bagdogra Airport (IXB) Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) Siliguri Guest will be received by our executive who will be waiting just outside of the airport or railway station He will assist guest to board the vehicle to proceed for Phuentsholling The drive is of 165 kilometers i.e. 4 to 4 hours drive through the lush green Tea Estate of Duars On arrival at Phuentsholing Check into hotel The border of India and Bhutan, the Indian side is known as Jaigaon and the Bhutan part is called Phuentsholing Situated at an altitude of nearly 980 feet is a small settlement Night stay at Hotel at either Phuentsholing or Jaigaon.
Early morning breakfast Obtain permit with assistance from our representative Proceed for Thimpu The drive is beautiful, and one can see some waterfalls along the way Thimpu is a charming city, probably the smallest capital in the world, resting in the heart of the Himalayas The skyline hardly changes as new buildings are all constructed in traditional Bhutanese style It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan It is a lively place, interesting combination of tradition and modernity Thimpu is situated at an elevation of 2350 meters 7710 feet Reach Thimpu Check into your hotel on arrival Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.
Early morning breakfast Visit to the National Memorial Chorten built in honour of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the Dupthop Lhakhang One can visit the National Library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts, and the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thangkas After lunch visit Traditional Medicine Institute and to Lungtenzampa Visit to the Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo The Tashichho Dzong is open to visitors only in winter when the Je Khenpo and the monks move to Punakha the ancient winter capital of Bhutan Drive to Simtokha Dzong and visit the Handicrafts emporium followed by shopping for souvenirs Over night stay in Thimphu.
Morning drive to Dochula pass (3080 meters) that heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan Later drive to Punakha, Wangdue visit Punakha dzong built strategically at the junction of pho chu and mo chu river in 1963 Evening free in fascinating Punakha valley Overnight at hotel in Wangdue Phodrong.
Morning drive to Trongsa across Dochula pass (3080 meters) that heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan Then process further across 3300 meters pelrla pass and visit Chendbji Chorten en route Afternoon visit Trongsa Dzong, the ancestral abode of Bhutan# s Royal family Overnight at hotel in Trongsa.
Morning drives to Bumthang across the Yutongla pass (3400). The enchanting valley of Bumthang is also the religious heartland of Bhutan Afternoon visit to Jakar Dzong, Jambay Lhakhang, Kurje Lhakhang and Tamshing Lhakhang Overnight at hotel Bumathang.
On the way to Thimphu Early morning breakfast At morning drive for Thimphu via Bumthang local sightseeing Evening free to stroll around the area Reach Thimpu It is a lively place, interesting combination of tradition and modernity Thimpu is situated at an elevation of 2350 meters 7710 feet Check into your hotel on arrival Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.
morning drive to Paro Afternoon visit Drukgyel Dzong (Dzong is a fortress monastery) The ruined fortress from where Bhutanese repelled several invasion by Tibetan armies On a clear day, there is splendid view of Mount Chomolhari from the approach road to this Dzong Later visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) and then one can walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong , the fortress which has a long and fascinating history Overnight at Hotel Paro.
Chele la (Pass) is situated at an elevation 3988 meters is considered to be one of the highest motor able passes in Bhutan It is nearly 35 kilometers and about an hour later from Paro About an hour's drive along a thickly forested road is a botanical paradise The pass provides stunning views of the sacred mountain Jomolhari and Jichu Drake Made all the more mysterious and beautiful with its abundance of prayer flags Guest can witness the cascades of wild roses; purple and yellow primulas; and swathes of deep blue iris covering the forest floor Back to resort Guest may spend the day by shopping or simply walking through the town or relax Overnight stay in hotel resort in Paro Optional Drive on to Haa (2700 meters 8900 feet) descending all the way for another 22 kilometers nearly an hours drive to Haa The Haa Dzong view from outside is stunning One can also visit to the famous Monastery of Lhakhang Karpo (White Temple) followed by visit to Lhakhang Nagpo (Black Temple) Three hours drive back to Paro.
After breakfast, drive to Phuentsholing en route Thimpu Phuentsholing road was built in 1962 by Dantak, the Indian Border road organization The drive on this route is very pleasant with numerous scenic spots en route Just before, arriving Phuentsholing, visit Kharbandi Goemba, the monastery built in 1967 It houses the large and attractive statues of Sakyamuni, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rinpoche Arrive Phuentsholling Evening free to stroll around the area Check into Hotel Overnight at the hotel in Phuentsholing.
Early morning breakfast or breakfast on the route Check out of the hotel and start for Phuntsho Chholing (Phuntsholing) Dooars New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) Bagdogra Airport (IXB) Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) Siliguri One can stay in Dooars or drive directly to Airport or station Siliguri is roughly 170 kilometers and is 4 5 hours drive Forwarding journey.