Bhutan is the last Buddhist Himalayan kingdoms. Survived squeezed between two giants – China and India. As many as 20 peaks over 7,000 meters here. He lives here only 750 thousand people. In the vast majority happy. It is here that created the concept of “Gross National Happiness” (Gross National Happiness – GNP), intangible contribution of the fourth king of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, in the world economy. Gross National Happiness is the subject of an annual special assessment of the royal institution. Research on the happiness of citizens has been ongoing for 40 years. Official results indicate that as many as 2/3 of Bhutanese considered to be happy, and although the country is relatively poor from an economic point of view, was in the top ten happiest places of the globe in assessing Forbes. Bhutan civilized slowly, his inscrutable rhythm. The first car arrived in the country in 1961. In the late ’60s put to use so-called. heavenly road of a thousand corners, still only a narrow 3.5-meter wide, asphalt road linking the east and west of the country. Radio has been operating since 1973, and since 1999 a few owners of receivers can enjoy TV. The Internet was launched only in 2000. Bhutańska strictly controlled tourism relies entirely on organized trips, leaving no wicket for individual travelers who prefer excursions beyond the beaten track. The first tourists arrived in Bhutan in 1974. The doors to the world, however, are lifted gradually and slowly: in 2010, only 30,000 people visited this small country. This is probably the country with the most expensive visa in the world – the cost is $ 220. For each day! Without doubt Bhutan, is an elite place for a traveler distributions. A trip to Bhutan is not only journey calculated in kilometers; it is also a journey through time. In Bhutan today there are more than two thousand convents, monasteries and Gompas, and every major city has its dzong – building characteristic of that country. Bhutanese houses are being built all the time according to the traditional pattern, and the Bhutanese every day wear colorful folk costumes. Is Bhutan is the mythical land of happiness – Shangri La? According to James Hilton, author of “Lost Horizon” Shangri La is located somewhere in the Himalayas and ruled by righteous lamas. Shangri La, of course, does not exist, but those who were looking for her said that Bhutanowi closest to it. See for yourself. Enjoy the trip of a lifetime.
Day Before a trip:
We will meet at Guwahati and will drive to Samdrup Jongkhar with a ride of 105km. And will do all our paper work here and stay in Samdrup Jonkkar.
Day 1: Samdrup Jonkkar – Tashigang – Distance 180 km
We will start our ride early morning towards Tashigang. On our way we will travel to the curvy part of the “Heavenly Route” –the main and only road leading through the country. All the way we will be accompanied by dense and green vegetation in the form of coniferous forests. Tashigang, is a beautiful town in eastern Bhutan and the district capital of the Trashigang Dzongkhag. The town lies on the east side of the valley above the Drangme Chhu River just south of where it is joined by the Gamri River. We will be staying at Tashigang in Good/Nice accommodation and will be served with local food.
Day 2: Tashigang – Mongar – Distance Approx 92 km
On our Way to Mongar we will see a beautiful monastery Yagang Lhakhang. Mongar is the oldest educational hub in Bhutan. Along the way, we beat one high-pass which will be truly spectacular in views. Mongaru road will lead pine forests of orchids and Rhododendrons. A scenic day all together. We will be staying at Mongar in Good/Nice accommodation and will be served with local food.
Day 3: Mongar – Bhumthang – Distance Approx 198 KM
On our way we find ourselves in a scene reminiscent of the Alps. Before us only one pass – Thrumshingla at an altitude of 3750 meters above sea level If the weather permits, you will see Gangkhar Puensum (7541 m) – the highest unconquered mountain in the world. After traveling the pass we find ourselves in Eastern Bhutan. The road starting from Mongar lead us by by sharp streamers, writhing on the edge of the cliffs. We will be staying at Bhumthang in Good/Nice accommodation and will be served with local food.
Day 4: Bhumthang – sight seeing
Bumthang local sightseeing starts with fascinating monastery
- Jambay Lhakhang. This Monastery was inherent from the seventh century by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. Its present architectural appearance dates from the mid-twentieth century.
- Next head to Kurje Lhakhang,which comprises of three temples. These three temples are encompassed by a 108m chorten wall.
- Next visit will be towards Tamshing Lhakhang which is located across the river from Kurje Lhakhang
- End of the day finish with Lhodrak Kharchhu Monastery, situated above the main town, around 3 km from Chamkhar town
- As usual we will be back to hotel in the night time. Dinner and overnight stay at Bumthang
Day 5 : Bhumthang – Gangtey – distance 145km
- After breakfast we will drive to Gangtey. The valley of Gangtey is a standout amongst the most delightful spots in Bhutan. The amazement of discovering such a wide, flat valley with no trees after the hard climb through dense forests is enlarged by an impression of vast space and extremely rare experience in Bhutan.
- next Phobjikha this spot is the winter home of dark necked cranes that migrate from the arid plains in the north to pass winter in milder and lower atmosphere. Phobjikha. At a height of 2900m falls under the district of Wangduephodrang and lies on the outskirts of the Black Mountain National Park.
The valley boost two excellent wandering rivers, Nakay Chhu (Chhu Naap – Black Water) and Gay Chhu (Chhu Karp – white water).
As indicated by a local legend, the two rivers actually represent a Snake and a Boar. The two animals once hustled each other with an agreement that if the snake won, Phobjikha valley would have the capacity to develop rice, however in the event that the Boar won, and since then rice would never be cultivated in the zone. Check-in to your reserved Hotel.
- Post lunch start with Gangtey Gompa,roost on a small hill that rises from the valley floor.
- Next we will head towards Black Necked Crane Information Center. Arranged on the edge of the forest and wetland along the main road of Phobjikha valley, the Black Necked Crane data Center has an observation room furnished with high power telescope and spotting scopes for getting the best view of the cranes. Back to Hotel for dinner and overnight stay at
Day 6: Gangtey – Punakha- Thimphu – Distance 150km
On the way to Punakhi Dochula we will cross the mountain pass located at an altitude of 3150 meters above sea level, where we can admire the entire eastern range of the Himalayas. Punakhi roads will be waiting for us with a lot of sharp turns and breathtaking mountain scenery. Night stay at Thimphu Hotel.
Day 7: Thimphu – Sight Seeing & Relax
After breakfast embark on a full day sightseeing tour of Thimpu including visit toBBS Toweror the view point,SAARC Building,India House,Handicraft School, Memorial Chorten, Simtokha Dzong. Evening free or at own. Overnight stay inThimpu.
Day 8: Thimphu – Haa valley- Cross Bhutan highest pass (Chele La Pass at a rise 3,988 meters) – Paro.
After breakfast we will start our journey towards Haa valley is one of the most picturesque places in the kingdom of Bhutan with least population and is very peaceful place. River sidewalks and riding will give you immense pleasure. After Lunch at haa valley we Ride to Chele La Pass at a rise 3,988 meters which is considered, to be one of the most astounding motorized passes in Bhutan. Around an hour’s drive along a dense forest is this pass called as Botanical Paradise. Here you can see falls of wild roses, purple and yellow primulas and swathes of dark blue iris covering the forest floor.from pass ride down to Paro and Stay at Paro.
Day 9: Paro – Hike to Famous Tiger Nest Monastery & Siteseen.
Following breakfast set out on an entire day for neighborhood touring voyage through Paro.
- Start with Rinpung Dzong Mesuem worked in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. A stroll through the bridge, over a stone decorated way, offers a decent view of the architectural wonder of the Dzong and in addition life around it.
- Next to Ta Dzong,one-time watchtower built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the seventeenth century, since 1967 Ta Dzong is serving as the National Museum of the nation.
- Head to next Drugyel Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang
It is one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom going back to seventh century (the other is Jambey Lhakhang in Bumthang).
- Next we will visit Traditional Farm Houses of Paro.The magnificence of Paro valley is adorned by the group of interesting farm houses. Bhutanese farm houses are most colorful, decorative and traditionally built without the utilization of single nail. All houses follow the same architectural pattern. A visit to Farm House is exceptionally intriguing and offers a decent look at the way of life of an agriculturist.
- The day finish with Taktshang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest).It is a standout and elegant monastery amongst the most acclaimed of Bhutan’s monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche landed here on the back of a tigress and hence it is called as “Tiger’s Nest”.
- Back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay at
Day 10 Paro – Phuntsholing-Siliguri
Paro –Phuentsholing (Approx -165kms6hrs)
After breakfast take the transfer toPhuentsholing.Check-in to your hotel on arrival. Overnight in Phuentsholing.
Phuentsholing– Bagdogra Airport / NJP Railway Station (Approx –165kms3hrs)
Package Includes:Including Pack;
- All 10 Night accommodation on twin sharing basis at Nice place & tents.
- Two meal (Breakfast and Dinner) for all 10 days .
- Guidance to best places for Meals at Pay N Eat ( if any).
- Backup Jeep full way
- Experienced Guide full way
- Border entry fee with all Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas.
- Experienced mechanic with Spare Parts.
- Experienced Doctor Medical backup with oxygen (O2) & AMS pack.
- BWR Stickers for your Jeep, motorcycle, helmet more.
- All trip photos.
- Things to carry list with Map.
12 .Royal Enfield 500 cc / Himalayan 410cc Bike / SUV for trip. (Fuel Extra)
- Pick and Drop from Airport (But in Group )
Not in cost ;-
- Stay of extra days ( but we manage or book for you)
- Extra food Like Starters /Lunch /Dinner all over Pay & Eat ( if taken any outside the venue) .
- Bike /Jeep/Cab rent ( if any )
- Fuel of Bike/self drive SUV.
- Domestic Air flight ticket ( But we manage or Book for You ,if any )
- Any damage/fine will cost.
- Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals, starters (Alcohol, Mineral, Soft Drinks, Aerated) etc.
- Extra guide fee, Camera & Video fee ,Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone