BEST OF BHUTAN (In & Ex IXB)

08 Nights & 09 Days 
Package Code : GCB 07 

Itinerary :

Day 01
Arrival NJP/ IXB  To  Pheuntsholing ( Approx 4-5 hrs drive)
Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP / IXB & transfer to Pheuntsholing – The Gateway of Bhutan by  Road from India , Pheuntsholing (also sometimes spelled Phuntsholing) is the second largest town in Bhutan (population around 40,000) and is located on the Indian border, next to the town of Jaigaon . Evening free . Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02
Transfer to Thimphu ( Approx 178 km/6-7 hrs drive)
After Permit , transfer to Thimphu. Check in at the hotel.  Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 03
Thimphu sightseeing . 
After breakfast visit Takin Zoo, BBS Tower , Chang Gangkha Monastery, Buddha Point, Changlimthang Stadium & Archery ground. Afternoon visit Tashichho dzong ( Outside view), National Memorial Chorten, Government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts shops. Overnight stay at Thimphu

Day 04
Thimphu to Punakha /Wangdue via Dochula pass
After permit  ( Permit is not issued on Saturdays, Sundays & Govt holidays) drive (70 kms / 2.30 hrs) to Punakha/Wangdue, with a stop en route for tea at Dochu La Pass (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas.  En route you can visit Mehsina Village & Chime Lhakhang .  Visit Punakha Dzong & Sangchen Dorji Lhendrup Nunnery in Punakha. Overnight in Punakha/Wangdue. 

Day 05Day excursion to Phobjikha valley. Evening back to Punakha. 
After breakfast excursion to Gangtey & Phobjikha- [alt. 3000m] : The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. The surprise of finding such a wide, flat valley without any trees after the hard climb through dense forests is augmented by an impression of vast space. On the valley floor lays the village of Phobjikha which is famous for Black Necked Cranes. The cranes migrate here from Central Asiatic plateau to escape its harsh winters. Return at Punakha/Wangdue. O/n Punakha/Wangdue .

Day 06
Morning transfer to Paro.
Morning transfer (160 kms / 4 hrs) to Paro. Check in at the hotel. Overnight in Paro.

Day 07
Excursion to Haa valley  via Chelela pass .. 
Early morning drive to Haa via Chele-la pass. After driving through blue pine & rhododendron forest for 45 km, reach Chele-la pass ( 4200 meters). From this point one can have a superb views of Mount-Chomolhari & Jichu Drakey. This is a very good place to walk around for few minutes enjoying the view. Drive on to Haa, descending all the way for another 22 km (Approx 01 hr drive)), finally reaching Haa.Explore the sightseeing at Haa. Later in the afternoon drive to Paro same way back.  Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 08
Morning transfer To Phuentsholing. 
After check out drive to Phuentsholling (176kms / 06 – 07 hrs). Evening free . Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09Phuentsholling To IXB / NJP 
After breakfast drive to Bagdogra/NJP Station (Approx 4-5 hrs drive) to your onward journey. – Tour Ends 
 

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