Bhutan with Pobjikha

Welcome to sacred land of Bhutan – where you would be thrilled with not only natural beauty, hike to Tiger Nest considered as “Once in a Lifetime” but with Himalayan Cranes at Pobjikha

  • Tea gardens on way to Bhutan

  • Road from Buddha point

    Road from Buddha point, Thimphu

  • Buddha Point at Thimphu. This massive statue is visible throughout Thimphu

  • Paro Airport. Amazing and simple airport

  • Tiger Nest, Paro

  • Himalayas from Dochula Pass

  • Punaka Dzong. Visual wonder at Bhutan

  • bumthang

    bumthang

Overview

Group Deparure: Dates Ex Bagdogra and Kolkata (By AIR)
Nov 2014: 15, 22, 29,
Dec 2014: 06, 13, 20 and 27

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Bhutan is known for its unique architecture and you will find most of the building and houses colorful as a distinct source of aesthetic pleasure. Patterns of rich colours adorn walls, beams, pillars and doors in traditional splendor. Art and paintings are also important aspects of Bhutanese culture and they bear testimony to the spiritual depth of Bhutanese life.

You would be thrilled to see amazing vistas, dzongs of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha, high pass at Dochula and a hike to Taksang Monastery or Tiger Nest at Paro and breathtaking view of Pobjikha Valley with its Himalayan Cranes which will make you mesmerized.

Enjoy this unique land which is referred as Last Shangrila and witness a small video below to get to know about Bhutan – Splendid indeed..

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Itinerary

Group Deparure: Dates Ex Bagdogra and Kolkata (by AIR)
Nov 2014 : 15, 22, 29,
Dec 2014 : 06, 13, 20 and 27

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WONDERS OF BHUTAN 7NIGHTS / 8 DAYS (BY ROAD ex.Bagdogra

PHUENTSHOLING 2N | THIMPHU 1N | PUNAKHA 1N| PHOBJIKA 1N| DOCHULA PASS 1N | PARO 1 N

HIGHLIGHTS – VALLEYS – MOUNTAINS – LANDSCAPE – NATURE – PEOPLE – WAY OF LIFE

Day 1: Arrive from Bagdogra to Phuentsholing border town. Check in and later process for route permit. O/n at Phuentsholing.

Day 2 : Morning transfer to Thimphu capital city. Day at leisure. O/n at Thimphu

Day 3: Morning visit Memorial Chorten, Buddha Statue, Taking Zoo, Tashi Chho Dzong, National Library, Folk Heritage Museum, Handicraft Bazaar, Coronation Park, Paper Factory. Afternoon transfer to Punakha and visit Chimmi Lhakhang and Punakha Dzong. O/n at Punakha.

Day 4: Morning transfer to beautiful Phobjika valley and spend some time watching the black necked cranes and visit Gangtey Monastery. O/n at Phobjika.

Day 5: Morning take a leisure drive to Dochula pass enroute visit Royal Botanical Park and explore. Evening at leisure. O/n at Dochula Resort.

Day 6: Morning take breathe taking view of the Himalayas and transfer to Paro. Afternoon visit ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, Paro Dzong and Ta Dzong(Museum).Evening spend time for shopping in the town.
O/n at Paro.

Day 7: Morning take a hike to the world famous Tiger’s Nest (listed in the 1000 best places to see) round hike takes 5 hours. (Optional) or transfer to Phuentsholing. O/n at Phuentsholing.

Day 8: Morning transfer to Siliguri / Bagdogra for your onward journey back home with sweet memories.

BEST OF BHUTAN 6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS (BY AIR – EX.KOLKATA)

THIMPHU 2N | PHOBJIKA 1N| PUNAKHA 1N | PARO 2 N
HIGHLIGHTS – VALLEYS – MOUNTAINS – LANDSCAPE – NATURE – PEOPLE – WAY OF LIFE

Day 1 Arrive Paro Intl.Airport from Kolkata and transfer to capital city Thimphu .Check in the hotel and day at leisure.O/n at Thimphu.

Day 2 : Morning visit Memorial Chorten, Buddha Statue, Taking Zoo, Tashi Chho Dzong, National Library, Folk Heritage Museum, Handicraft Bazaar, Coronation Park, Paper Factory. Evening free time for leisure or shopping. O/n at Thimphu.

Day 3: Morning transfer to beautiful Phobjika valley via Dochula pass enroute stop for one hour at Royal Botanical Park. Proceed further towards Phobjika evening at leisure. O/n at Phobjika.

Day 4: Morning spend some time watching the Black Necked cranes from the RSPN office and visit Gangtey Goempa. Afternoon transfer to Punakha enroute visit Chimmi Lhakhang and Punakha Dzong.O/n at Punakha.

Day 5: Morning transfer to Paro via same road and afternoon visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, Paro Dzong and Ta Dzong(Museum). Evening at leisure. O/n at Paro.

Day 6: Morning take a hike to the world famous Tiger’s Nest (listed in the 1000 best places to see) round hike takes 5 hours. (Optional) OR take a drive to Chele la pass to see the Himalayan ranges on a clear day. Return to Paro and day at leisure or free time for shopping. O/n at Paro.

Day 7: Morning transfer to the Paro Intl.Airport for your onward destination.

Places Hotels / Resorts
Phuentsholing Bhutan Residence or Similar
Thimphu Hotel Sambhav or Wangchuk Hotel or River Viewr
Pobjikha Hotel Dewachen or similar
Punakha Hotel Lobesa or Damchen Resort
Paro Hotel Tashi Phuntshok or similar

Price

We have rates for 2, 4, 6, 8-11, 12-15 pax to 10-15 pax as group on the dates mentioned.

Based upon your group size and the bookings completed at the time of the call, we shall provide the rates which would be beneficial and competitive.

Group Deparure: Dates Ex Bagdogra and Kolkata (By AIR)
Nov 2014: 15, 22, 29,
Dec 2014: 06, 13, 20 and 27

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What is included and excluded?

Cost Includes: All locations indicated in itinerary. Hotel stay on Room only basis on Twin sharing at all locations.

Cost excludes: Expense of personal nature, food, personal insurance. At Paro, if you wish to hire guide for Taksang Monastery (Tiger Nest).

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.


T&C

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. We shall take adequate precaution and always check the weather condition in advance, but acts of nature is beyond our control.

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. As a goodwill, 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

FAQ

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 color.

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.

Blogs

How about having a story and photographic experience before you take the journey. Visit below blog and know more about Bhutan.

Bhutan-Land of Thunder Dragon

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