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12/25/2024
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  • Plan A Group of 6 | 9 days around BhutanAvailable: 6 seats
  • Plan B Group of 4 | 9 days Bhutan
  • Plan C2 people | 9 days Bhutan
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8N/9D @ 47,250/-
Availability : 25th Dec'24-2nd Jan'25
Bagdogra
Bagdogra
Min Age : PG
Max People : 12

Bhutan, the world’s happiest country is a backpacker’s dream. A road trip that starts off at Bagdogra and goes all the way to Paro and Thimphu in Bhutan including a hike to Tiger monastery, this is a 9-day backpacker road trip like no other.

Recommended Airport

Bagdogra Airport aka. Siliguri

Meeting Point

Bagdogra Aiport

Price Includes

  • Travel from Bagdogra and back.
  • 2 Star Deluxe Hotels
  • Permit
  • SDF Fee
  • Guide
  • Travel Insurance
  • Breakfast (Day 2 to day 9)

Price Excludes

  • Travel from Homecity to Bagdogra and back
  • Lunch (Approx.  ₹ 150)
  • Dinner (Approx.  ₹ 150)
  • Entrance fees
  • Heaters (Cost ₹ 100)

Must Have

What to Expect

The complete Bhutan road trip as we call it at tlow which starts & ends at Bagdogra airport . Unlike the 7&8 day trips this one takes you all the way to the remote Ha Valley, which only a handful have ever heard off and even lesser who have travelled there. 

Our 10 day Bhutan trip attracts mostly seasoned backpackers who are looking to experience a complete bundle in a nut shell. Most are solo travellers who make up nearly 75% of the bookings. Followed by young couples looking for a rugged holiday in the Himalayas. 

 

  • Best Season: All Year
  • Internet: Good 3G Connectivity
  • Currency: INR 50-100-200
  • Time Zone: +6 GMT
  • Language: English & Hindi Is easily understood
  • Hippie Vibe: Thimphu & Paro
  • Smoking is banned in Bhutan
  • Locals: Friendly & Warm
  • Must Try: Bhutanese alcohol
  • Must Do: Hike to Tiger Monastery
Blueprint

Day 1Bagdogra

– Arrive at Bagdogra airport or Jalpaiguri Railway staion by 12:00-13:00 Hours
– Hop into an vehicle and drive to Jaigaon/Phuenthsoling. (164km = 5 hours)
– Reach Jaigaon/Phuenthsoling and check into our Hotel
– Rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 2Thimphu | 9000 ft

– Post breakfast and after immigration leave for the capital city of Thimphu. (165km = 5 hours)
– Enjoy the view of Chukha Dam.and stopover for photo session at Chukha Waterfalls
– Reach Thimphu by tea time and check into our guest house.
– Spend the rest of the day exploring the town on foot.

Day 3Thimphu

– Another day in Thimphu.
– Post breakfast, visit the Bronze Buddha statue; Buddha Dordenma , The National Memorial Chorten & Takin reserve (national animal of Bhutan), Bhutan Textile Museum.
– After lunch, visit the Museum and the Tashi Chho Dzong and the clock tower
– Rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 4Punakha

– Post Breakfast leave for for Punakha. (85km = 3 hours) via Dochu-La-Pass (10,170 ft.).
– Reach Punakha by noon.
– Check into our Hotel
– Visit Chimi Lhakhang – The Temple of Fertility built in the 15th century, Punakha Dzong, and Suspension Bridge.
– Rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 5Paro

– Post breakfast, leave for Paro. (166km = 4 hours)
– Reach Paro by noon and check into our Hotel
– Visit National Museum of Bhutan, Ta Dzong- once upon a time was a watchtower, Rinpung Dzong-known as Paro Dzong , Kyichu Lhakhang -pilgrimage place as it is part of 108 temples which was built by the king .

Day 6Haa Valley via Chelela Pass

– Post breakfast, leave in the morning for Haa Valley (65 km= 2.5 hours) via Chelela Pass (13,088 ft.) – the highest motorable road in Bhutan
– Explore Haa valley
– Return back to the Hotel in Paro by 19:00 HRS.
– Rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 7Taktsang Monastery Hike

– Post Breakfast, freshen up and leave for Tiger monastery in Paro.
– Reach the base camp and start the 5 km hike.
– Return back to the Hotel post the Hike
– Rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 8Phuentsholing/Jaigaon

– Last day in Bhutan.
– Post breakfast, check out from Hotel; do some necesarry shopping and then leave for Phuentsholing. (160km = 4 hours)
– Reach Phuentsholing by noon.
– Check into our guesthouse for the night.
– Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 9Bagdogra

– Have early Breakfast.
– Leave by 7:30 HRS to Bagdogra.
– Reach Bagdogra airport by 11:30 HRS.

Plan A

Group of 6
2,52,000/-
  • 42,000 x 6= 2,52,000
  • Vehicle type:Ertiga (Non-AC)
  • Bagdogra airport pick up and drop
  • Stay: 2 star deluxe Hotels
  • Max. 2 in a room
  • Breakfast (day 2 onwards)
  • Bhutan Sightseeing
  • SDF charges + Permit
  • Guide charges
  • 5% GST

Plan B

Group of 4
1,89,000/-
  • 47,250 x 4= 1,89,000
  • Vehicle type: Ertiga (Non-AC)
  • Bagdogra airport pick up and drop
  • Stay: 2 star deluxe Hotels
  • Max. 2 in a room
  • Breakfast (day 2 onwards)
  • Bhutan Sightseeing
  • SDF charges + Permit
  • Guide charges
  • 5% GST

PLAN C

Couple= 2 ppl
1,00,800/-
  • 50,400 x 2= 1,00,800
  • Vehicle type:Hyundai H1 (Non-AC)
  • Bagdogra airport pick up and drop
  • Stay: 2 star deluxe Hotels
  • Max.2 in a room
  • Breakfast (day 2 onwards)
  • Bhutan Sightseeing
  • SDF charges + Permit
  • Guide charges
  • 5% GST
Map

FAQ

General Questions

Q. Where is Bhutan located?
Bhutan is a small Buddhist kingdom located in the Himalayas.

Q. Is Bhutan a country?
Yes, Bhutan is a country which is bordered by China, India and Bangladesh.

Visa/Permit related FAQ

Q. Do I need a visa for Bhutan?

Indians don’t need a visa for Bhutan. But an entry permit is needed. Which can be obtained at the immigration office at Phuentsholing.

Q. What documents do I carry for the entry permit?

Passport and five photocopies of the same. Passport size photographs. Print out of your return flight tickets.

Q. How long is the permit valid for?

The permit is valid for seven days. But it can be extended at Thimphu.

Q. Who will extend the permit for us?

Your tlow representative will take care of all the permit work which includes the extension as well.

Q. Cost of the permit?

An entry permit is free and will be taken care of by our tlow representative.

Network related FAQ

Q. How do I get a sim card in Bhutan?
After you get your entry permit, you need to make a photocopy of the permit and provide the same as your proof for a sim card in Bhutan.

Q. Is there a cell phone network in Bhutan?
Yes, there is cell phone coverage in Bhutan. Tashi cell is the best network provider for tourists.

Q. Is there 3G/4G in Bhutan?
Surprisingly there is an excellent 3G network all over. Even at the highest pass Chelela, you’ll have cell phone coverage with Tashi cell. Sadly 4G hasn’t yet come to Bhutan yet as of March 2018.

Meeting point and how to reach there

Q. Where does the trip start and end?
Our Bhutan trip starts at Siliguri in West Bengal.

Q. How do we reach Siliguri?
Bagdogra air force airport (IXB) is the entry point to Siliguri and the most convenient way to reach.

Q. What time should we reach Siliguri?
Reach Siliguri anytime between 12:00 to 14:00 HRS on day one.

Q. How to reach Siliguri city?
From the airport take a direct bus which leaves every 30 minutes. Good options if you want to avoid spending on a taxi.

Our tlow representative will meet you at Siliguri for the start of the trip.

Accommodation related FAQs

Q. What kind of accommodation will be provided?

We will be using homestays and guesthouses all along the trip.

Q. Will the accommodation be clean?

Since no one in the world likes to keep their home untidy, it’s safe to say that every place we stay at will be clean and will give you a homely feel.

Q. Will we get a bed, blankets and pillows?

Yes, at every place we stay at you’ll get a blanket, a pillow and if not a bed then surely a mattress to sleep on.

Q. Will we get hot water for a bath?

Every guest house and homestay we stay at will have geysers so you’ll surely get to have a bath at least once a day.

Q. Will the rooms be based on gender or mixed?

It will be girls in a separate room and boys in a separate room, for all those backpacking solo.

Food related FAQ

Q. Why is food not included?

Since this is a backpacking trip, we want to leave the eating for you’ll to explore on your own. You’ll never go hungry in Bhutan.

Q. Do we need to carry food along?

Not needed. Every place we stay at will have plenty of eating options. Both veg and non veg.

Q. What kind of food should we expect to get?

In every town and village, you’ll get a variety of food options from pastas, pizzas and Burgers to local Bhutan cuisine.

Q. Can we cook?

Yes, you can cook in our homestays. Provided you make the time.

Sickness related FAQ

Q. How to I avoid altitude sickness?

The only way to avoid altitude sickness is to rest well, keep yourself hydrated and have plenty of water.

Q. What about motion sickness?

Consulting local physician is the best for motion sickness.

Q. What about the oxygen level?

The oxygen is moderately thin in Bhutan but if you remember to keep yourself hydrated with small sips of water, it should not bother you.

Q. Is there a hospital in Bhutan?

Yes, every town and city has a hospital in Bhutan.

Solo travelers FAQ

Q. Is it okay if I enroll solo for a trip?

Yes, it’s absolutely fine to enroll solo. All our trips have 70% solo travellers who enroll.

Q. What if I don’t get along with the other backpackers?

If no one talks to you, don’t worry our tlow team members will be your friend and give you an experience of a lifetime.

Travel related FAQ

Q. What will be our mode of transportation?

The entire road trip to Bhutan will be covered in an SUV.

Natural Calamity FAQ

What if there is a natural calamity or delay due to an external factor?
-Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances(strikes), or any delay arising due to an external factor etc. (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).

What is cancellation policy?

https://thelandofwanderlust.com/terms-conditions/

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