Bhutan The Last Shangrila

Bhutan The Last Shangrila

Phuentsholing (2 Nights) - Thimphu (2 Nights) - Punakha (2 Nights) - Paro (2 Nights)

  • 8 nights / 9 days
  • Travel Period - OCT'23 - MAR'24
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  • Themes: Culture, Monasteries, Heritage, Mountain Pass, Valleys


Experience the enchanting beauty of Bhutan with this 09-day vacation package. Begin your journey in Phuentsholing, where you'll spend two nights, exploring the border town and its unique blend of cultures. Then, journey to the capital city, Thimphu, for two nights, immersing yourself in Bhutan's rich heritage and vibrant markets. Continue to Punakha for another two nights, where you'll visit the stunning Punakha Dzong and enjoy a day excursion to the picturesque Gangtey Valley. Your adventure culminates in Paro, where you'll spend two nights, exploring its ancient monasteries, including the iconic Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest). This meticulously curated itinerary ensures you encounter the highlights of Bhutan, from its scenic landscapes to its spiritual treasures.


Day 1 - Arrive Phuentsholing from Bagdogra IXB/ New Jalpaiguri

Your Bhutan adventure commences as you arrive in Phuentsholing, the gateway between Bhutan and Jaigoan, West Bengal. After meeting and greeting, complete immigration formalities and enjoy a leisurely day exploring Phuentsholing.

Overnight stay in Phuentsholing.

Day 2 - Scenic drive to Thimphu (150kms/5 hours approximately)

After breakfast drive to Thimphu, Bhutan's capital city. En route, savor hot tea or coffee, and marvel at the mountain landscapes. After checking in at your hotel, you can relax or stroll through Norzin Lam, the main town.

Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 3 - Thimphu sightseeing | The Capital City

Discover the unique charm of Thimphu, a capital with no traffic lights but friendly traffic policemen using elaborate hand gestures. Visit the National Memorial Chorten, the Buddha statue, Takin Zoo, Trashichho Dzong, the National Library, and the Folk Heritage Museum. Explore the Handicraft Bazaar in the afternoon and enjoy leisure time or shopping in the city.

Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 4 - Drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass (Approximately 3 hours)

Head to Punakha via the Dochula pass, a 77 km, 2 hours and 45 minutes' drive. Enjoy some tea or coffee along the way. Stop at Hongtsho village, visit the 108 Druk Wangyal chortens, and explore the Royal Botanical Park. Later, visit Punakha Dzong and the Suspension Bridge.

Overnight in Punakha.

Day 5 - Excursion to Gangtey Valley from Punakha (72 km / 3 hours approximately)

Venture on a day excursion to Gangtey Valley via Wangduephodrang Dzong, a beautiful valley and the winter home for black-necked cranes. During the journey, savor a cup of hot tea or coffee in Nobding. Enjoy the natural beauty and cultural significance of this region. Return to Punakha in the late afternoon.

After an eventful day relax and unwind at the lodgings in Punakha.

Day 6 - Punakha to Paro (145 km / 4 hours approximately)

After breakfast depart from Punakha for Paro on a 145 km, 4-hour drive via Semtokha and Chunzom. Check-in at your Paro hotel and enjoy a leisurely day.

Have a restful stay at a lodging in Paro.

Day 7 - Paro Sightseeing

After breakfast kickstart exploration of Paro with visits to Paro Dzong, the National Museum, Paro Penlop Heritage Farmhouse, and Kyichu Lhakhang. In the afternoon, visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong and the base of Tiger's Nest. Enjoy the evening at leisure or go shopping in town.

Yet another overnight in Paro.

Day 8 - Paro to Phuentsholing (140kms/ 5 hours approximately)

Return to Phuentsholing on a 140 km, 5-hour drive via the Babesa express highway. While traveling, indulge in hot tea or coffee. Check-in at your Phuentsholing hotel and enjoy a leisurely day.

Have a comfortable night's stay in Phuentsholing.

Day 9 - Homebound journey

Bid farewell to Bhutan as you transfer to IXB/NJP with cherished memories of your Bhutanese journey to fly back home.

End of Services.

Hotel / Transport

Destination 4* Premium 3* Deluxe 3* Standard
Phuentsholing - 2n Hotel Ga Mega or similar Hotel Palm or similar Hotel Amochu or similar
Thimphu - 2n Hotel Druk (Boutique) Hotel Kisa or similar Hotel Amodhara or similar
Punakha - 2n RKPO Resort (Boutique) Damchen Resort or similar Hotel White Dragon or similar
Paro - 2n Himalayan Keys to Forest Resort / Tigers Nest Camp luxury tented accommodation Mandala Resort / Tashi Namgay Resort Hotel Sangayling or similar

Note: In Phuentsholing there are no Premium hotels. We have offered best in class under 3 star property.

1 authentic Bhutanese lunch will be provided for Premium packages only.

Transport Vehicle Allotted
02 -03 PAX Hyundai Creta / Breeza
04-08 PAX Hyundai h1 / Toyota Hiace
02 - 06 PAX (including child) 01 Innova / Xylo for Airport transfers
06 - 08 PAX (including child) 02 Innova / Xylo for Airport transfers

GST 5% will be charged on the package rates mentioned above.

Travel documents for Indian nationals are as follows:

1. For individuals aged 18 years and above: You can present a valid Indian Passport or a Voter ID card (either of these documents will suffice).

2. For individuals aged 18 years and below (students, children, or infants): You'll need a valid Indian Passport or the Original Birth Certificate (either of these documents will be accepted).



What's Included in the Package:

  • Accommodation at the specified hotels or equivalent ones based on the mentioned meal plans.
  • Transportation as outlined above.
  • The Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) imposed by the government.
  • The services of an English-speaking guide for the Bhutan tour from day 2 to day 8.
  • All necessary internal permits.
  • Internal taxes and a daily provision of 1 bottled water per person.


The package cost does not include:

  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Any expenses related to airfare or train fare.
  • Meals beyond those indicated in the package.
  • Personal expenses such as medical costs and phone calls.
  • Entrance fees at monuments.
  • Any applicable government service tax.

Hotel reservations are contingent upon availability.

The standard check-in time is 2:00 PM, and check-out is at 12:00 noon for all hotels.

Children under the age of 5 years will receive complimentary accommodations.

Children above the age of 5 years will incur charges equivalent to the cost of an extra bed/mattress, with or without a bed as per the hotel's policy.

In the event of currency fluctuations, adjustments in local government taxes, or fuel price changes, we reserve the right to revise the tour price accordingly.

After confirming services, if you wish to modify your travel arrangements (such as departure date or accommodation), we will make every effort to accommodate these changes. However, changes are subject to feasibility and may incur additional costs. Requests for changes must be submitted in writing by the person who made the booking. Any costs arising from amendments will be borne by the traveler or booking agent.

Please be aware that the hotel names mentioned above indicate that our rates are based on these establishments. Accommodation is not confirmed at these hotels until we provide confirmations upon receiving your acceptance. If any of the specified hotels are unavailable during the booking process, we will secure alternative lodging at a similar or the next best available hotel. Any rate differences (increases or reductions) will be communicated and adjusted accordingly.

Payment Policy

Advance Booking Fee

  • 30 days or more before date of departure: 25% of total costs
  • 29 - 20 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • 19 days or less before date of departure: 100% of total cost
  • Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 20 days before date of departure.

Cancellation Policy

If you Cancel your Holiday

You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:

Cancellation charges per person.

  • 30 days or more before departure: 25% of total cost
  • 29 - 20 days before departure: 50% of total cost
  • Less than 19 days before departure: 100% of total cost

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About Places



Wedged between the world's giants, India and the Tibetan region of China, BHUTAN - the Land of the Thunder Dragon - one of the most sought after travel destinations today. The land of the thunder dragon kingdom is a trekker's paradise and an environmentalist's dream. Bhutan is one of the least densely populated countries in the world, with 79 percent of the people living in rural areas. Bhutan is the only country to maintain Mahayana Buddhism in its Tantric Vajrayana form as the official religion.

The Bhutanese architectural landscape is made up of chortens, stonewalls, temples, monasteries, fortresses, mansions and houses. Associated with a number of clear-cut architectural concepts and building types rooted in Tibetan Buddhism, there is a strong association between state, religious and secular forms. You can now discover the cultural and natural wonders of this last remaining Mahayana Buddhist Kingdom of the Himalaya. Here is a kingdom that is just throwing off the veil of mystery and opening its doors to visitors.

Terms & Conditions

If We Change or Cancel Your Holiday

We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date. We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you.

If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (for instance, bad weather): - we shall first try to offer you alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn't already commenced. - If the tour has already commenced, then we shall refund the booking price/fee charged from you on a pro-rata basis depending on portion of the tour standing utilized by you. - In all circumstances, however, our liability shall be limited refunding to you the price we charged as the tour fees.

Change Your Holiday Plan

After confirmation of services, if you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes, but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the person who made the booking. All cost incurred due to amendment will be borne by yourself.

If You Have a Complaint

If you have a problem during your holiday, PLEASE INFORM THE RELEVANT SUPPLIER, (e.g. your hotelier, transporter etc.) and/or our representative IMMEDIATELY who will endeavor to put things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to us, giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. However, please be advised that while we are happy to assist you in the redressal of your complaint, if any, we will be able to extend only our best efforts in managing/coordinating your complaint with the respective service provider. All third-party service providers are independent contractors who at no time are under our control or supervision.

Our Liability to You

We accept responsibility for ensuring that your travel arrangements, which you book with us, are supplied as represented and promised to you. If any parts of your travel arrangements are not provided as promised, due to the fault of our employees, agents, we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements. Our liability in all cases shall be limited to the costs of your travel arrangements.

We do not accept any responsibility for any third-party services or service providers, like hotels, transport etc. For example, travel delays are the responsibility of the transporters and inefficient hospitality is the responsibility of the hotels.

We are only your tour operator and at no time do we act as managers for your respective responsibilities and personal obligations. We are therefore not responsible for your acts, misdemeanor, omissions, and neither are we responsible for managing any of your personal affairs; for example, we are not responsible for ensuring the safety of your personal belongings, travel documents, etc. at any time before the commencement of the tour or after it or during the tour.

Holiday Insurance

It will be your responsibility to purchase any sort of holiday insurance cover and we are not responsible for the same.

Exactness Not Guaranteed

We cannot and do not guarantee the exactness of any service that may be provided to you. For instance, photographs of the interiors of the hotel rooms posted on our website have been sourced from the respective Hotel management, the visual appeal of a room selected by you cannot and is not guaranteed by us. Similarly, while we assure you of enjoyable holidays, we cannot and do not guarantee or represent that such tour will be as per your mental perception, imagination or thought about such tours.

General Important Notes

In case there is any change in price the same will be communicated to yourself and only after your confirmation, we will proceed further. There will be no reduction for un-utilized services.

Surcharges may be applicable over and above the holiday price for the requested period. The same will be advised at the time of booking or prior to confirmations.

You need to make an advance payment at the time of confirming the tour and make the balance payment 35 days prior to the departure of the tour.

Forfeiture Of Deposits

We shall be within our rights to forfeit the non- refundable interest free deposit paid by you. In the event you cancel the booking, or on failure on your part to adhere to the tour payment schedule as informed in the documentation Check List, or in the event the visa of any country is not granted or you are unable to travel on the tour booked due to any reason whatsoever, including medical ground or sickness, the non-refundable interest free deposits shall stand forfeited, and the scale of cancellation set out in the How To Book section of the brochure shall be applicable and binding.

Important Notes

Please be advised that these are the sole and complete terms and conditions governing the tour operations, supplemented only by the User Agreement. No employees of our Company or our agents have the authority to amend, modify or change these conditions, and you are advised to rely on the terms "as is". Tripify reserves the right to change or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice.

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