Welcome to sacred land of Bhutan – where prosperity is measured by Gross National Happiness. Indeed splendid for sure.
What so special about Bumthang?
The Buddhist saint Pema Ligpa was born in the region and many other famous Buddhist yogis lived and practiced here. Consequently, the area is a repository of sacred artifacts and monasteries.
You would be amazed with this part of Bhutan which has lot of lush valleys and is a major producer of apples and apple juice.
Other than that, you would be able to enjoy snow during winter season and during summer, this region is very pleasant with lot of flowers blooming across the valley.
Enjoy this unique land which is referred as Last Shangrila and witness a small video below to get to know about Bhutan – Splendid indeed..
Duration : 9 nights & 10 days; Bagdogra to Bagdogra
Location details for Paro, Thimphu, Punaka and Wangdue has been published in Bhutan Itinerary. You can have a look at that itinerary by Clicking here
Day 01: Bagdogra – Phuentsholing,Bhutan.
Day 02: Phuentsholng – Drive to Thimpu
Day 03: Thimpu-Full Day Local sights
Day 04: Thimpu-Punakha Local tours
Day 05: Punakha – Drive to Bumthang
Day 06: Bumthang – Local Sights
Day 07: Bumthang – Return drive to Punakha
Day 08: Punakha-Drive to Paro and local sightseeing
Day 09: Paro – Trek Uphill to Taksang. Return and continue to drive to P’huentsholing.
Day 10: Return from Phuentsholing to Bagdogra
Cost : * Call us for Group Discount applicable for Group size of 6. Extra bed for children would be charged seperately.
What is included and excluded?
Cost Includes: All sight seeing locations and lodging in standard hortels indicated in itinerary and transfers in Jeeps/SUV/Car depending upon terrain and location. Hotel stay on Room only basis on Twin sharing basis.
Cost excludes: Expense of personal nature, food, personal insurance. Guide for Taksang Monastery (Tiger nest) in case you wish to hire.
What if the locations on itinerary changes while on tour? Will there be refund for not showing them?
Due to changes in weather conditions, strike or communal disturbances the itineraries need to be changed instantly. Our representative would take care of ensuring that they provide different options at that time. However, we would not be able to refund the amount where the locations were not covered due to aforesaid reasons as these are beyond our control.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
We strives for cost effectiveness by having a maximum 6 guests and hence initial amount collected is based upon that. It might so happen that the number of people might become smaller than expected. Himalayan Fantasy representative will get in touch with guests within 15 days of the departure date on the final group size.Thus, the differential amount need be paid by guests due to this change.
Booking must be confirmed 20 days prior to date of departure by paying the full amount – It takes lot of effort, time and money in planning the tours in remote locations due to terrain and logistics involved. You would appreciate that it causes lot of inconvenience to people staying there due to cancellation as they would have reserved the hotel/lodges for us.
All expenses accruing from change in schedule due to weather conditions or health issues are to be borne by the guests. Himalayan Fantasy would not be responsible for the weather changes or personal health issues. We shall take adequate precaution and always check the weather condition in advance, but cannot say.
Cancellation policy – While we strive to plan everything for you well in advance, enabling your trip to be hassle-free and fun filled. Implication is that fees, permits, accommodation expenses need to be paid in advance at those locations and in most cases they would not refund to us. Any cancellation would be inconvenient and loss to all those who were involved in making your journey memorable. Considering the cascading effect you would appreciate that it is fair that the cost has to be borne by you. However, our policy on cancellation would be as under:
- Cancellation prior to 20 days from date of departure : Full Refund
- Cancellation between 19 days to 15 days prior to date of departure: 50% Refund
- Cancellation between 14 days prior to date of departure and departure date: No Refund
- No Show : No Refund
Passport / Permit requirement for Bhutan? What documents are required?
For Indian nationals a valid Indian passport or voters ID card is required if you are traveling or flying into Paro International Airport/ and if you are traveling by road from the border town Phuentsholing you will have to carry a valid voters ID card or valid Indian passport & 3 copies of passport size photographs.
For school student or children – Original Birth certificate is required or Valid Passport (any one).
Note: Driving License / Pan Card / OCI card is not accepted as travel document in Bhutan for children
When and how to travel to Bhutan?
Bhutan has season for everyone –
Spring (March, April, and May) – The time for festivals in Paro, one of the largest monastic festivals, Paro tshechu (festival) take place. Season for trekkers in moderate altitudes. The temperature is pleasant mild even up to Alpine regions.
Summer (June, July, August) – This time of the year is monsoon, but this should not deter travelers. In the settled areas of central and western Bhutan pleasant summer temperatures without heat or humidity can be experienced. Rainfalls for short period daily but its manageable with adequate planning and equipment.
Autumn (Sept, Oct, Nov) – The traditional high season in Bhutan have the highest number of festivals. Trekkers enjoy the clear view of the mountains in October and low rainfall. Rice harvest means a picturesque landscape, remarkable terraces and changing colour.
Winter (December, January, and February) – The dry and pleasant conditions make this the best time of the year for bird watching in the jungles, village to village trekking in the lower altitude or a bicycle trip along the mountain roads is one way to spend a perfect holiday.
What kind of clothing is required?
Bhutan’s climate varies across the country. One can be in shorts and Tee shirts andw within a few hours of travel, might require woolen wear. Normally, there is always fluctuation in temperature all the time even in the same location. Better is that you carry warm woolen wear and casuals as well. From April to November, Bhutan presents a very pleasant weather where max temperature would be around 17-19 C and min would be around 6-12 C.
What kind of hotels are we going to be put up? Would they be neat for the price being charged?
The hotels would be standard category. Standard here refers to a well furnished, clean and hygenic and food is of good quality. We don’t compromise on boarding and lodging and ensure that the hotels meet the set criteria.
Can we use mobile phones at these locations?
You will find mobile towers across Bhutan. But at higher elevation, the network might not be good. You would require Bhutan SIM card or International roaming facility to use mobile in Bhutan.
Can we charge mobile phones?
While staying in hotels at all locations, we could charge the mobile phones.
How would be the quality of the roads at these locations?
Bhutan roads are very good and you can reach any locations quickly. However, at times, due to landslides which is a common feature in these locations, the roads might not be in good conditions. The local administration does everything to restore, but then might not be adequate. Thus you might experience bumpy rides at certain places. The guide would keep you informed about road condition.
What if the road is cut off or blocked? What should we do?
There is nothing to panic. We shall provide you with information on how the condition of road is on the day of travel to these high altitude places. If the road is blocked, we shall work out a different itinerary to ensure that you enjoy the holidays stress free and without hassles.
Can we get children on board?
Children above 6-8 years are certainly welcome and they would certainly enjoy the nature.
What kind of food is available in these high altitude places for eating?
Most of these places offer Bhutanese, Indian, Chinese dishes. You could try some local cuisine which is hot & spicy but while ordering, you can always ask them to make it medium spicy.
Note: In Bhutan when you walk in to local restaurants for lunch or dinner, your ordered food may take at least 30 to 45 min time. It would be advisable to order your food in advance through your guide so that when you reach the restaurant you need not have to wait for long.Thimphu & Paro there are various food joints where quick meals are served.
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