Paro – Phuntsholing Tour

Paro – Phuntsholing Tour

TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

7 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Tigers Nest monastery (3190 m)

Group Size

Max- 20 pax.

Trial Access:

Flight and comfortable drive.

Best Season:

All over the year.

Known as "the Land of the Thunder Dragon", Bhutan is pupular for its well preserved culture and tradition along with its diverse landscape. Our Paro-Phuentsholing Tour could be the perfect one to perceive those features of of this tiny Buddhist Kingdom. 

The 7-days 6-nights Paro-Phuentsholing Tour offers travelers the opportunity to experience its amazing mountanious topography, distinctive architecture, unique religious festivals, and delightful hopsitality of the locals. This is a relatively short and easy journey. 

The journey starts from Paro with an exciting hike to the popular Taktsang Monaster which is also known as the Tigers' Nest Monastery. The trip also takes you thorugh the capital-Thumpu, former capital-Punakha, Gangtey, and ends at the Phuentsholing border. Along with this, you can continue the trip to the North-East India. 

Although we designed this 7 days itineray, you can customize it to suit your perspective. Feel free to contact us, the Himalayan Trekkers for customization if required. 

Starting Price

USD 1789 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Paro.

Departure from: Phuentsholing

Day 1

Arrival in Paro & sightseeing

Meals included: Lunch & Dinner

Upon arrival at Paro Inernational Airport, a representative from Himalayan trekkers will greet and transfer you to the designated hotel in the city. 

After a brief rest and lunch, you will be guided for a short sightseeing tour in Paro. We will explore the National Museum, and Paro Dzong. In the evening stroll around the local handicraft market.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Hike to Taktsang Monastery (3,120m) and drive to Thimpu

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, after breakfast, we will hike to the popular Taktsang Monastery also known as Tigers' Nest Monastery hanging on a high cliff at 3,120 meters. Legends state that during the 8th century, Guru Padmasambhava flew on the back of the tigress and meditated at the spot where the monastery now stands. 

After lunch, scenic drive to Thimpu, capital of Bhutan.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs hike and 2 hrs drive.

Day 3

Thimpu sightseeing.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Soon after breakfast, you will be assisted to explore the King’s Memorial Chorten, Nunnery Temple, Changgangkha Monastery, Majestic Thimphu Dzong, etc.

In the afternoon, you may visit the market which is famous for different kinds of local products ranging from handicrafts to vegetables. If time permits, you can visit the radio tower on the hilltop to witness a panoramic view of the capital. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 4

Drive to Punakha and explore

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early morning breakfast and we leave the Timpu city and drive towards the former capital, Punakha. En route, we halt at the Dochu La Pass (3,100m) for some photographs and freshment. 

We will also pay a visit to the fertility temple called Chimi Lhakhang. Once we are in Punakha, we will have lunch and visit the Punakha Dzong. 

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs drive.

Day 5

Drive to Gangtey, explore and return to Punakha.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will start the day with a visit to Wangduephodrang town to see the stone carvings. Our destination today is Gangtey a beautiful settlement with the White Mountains and green hills around it. After spending some time at the Gangtey we take a short walk in the Phobjikha village and drive back to Punakha.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs drive.

Day 6

Scenic drive to Phuentsholing.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we have a long and scenic drive to the town of Phuntsholing, a bordering town near the Bhutan-India Border.

The drive goes past hilly road for 234 km and on the way, we will make a few stops for lunch, photograph and in the required condition.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 7

Departure.

Meals included: Breakfast

As it is the final day of the trip, you can depart from the western border to your further journey towards India and Nepal or you can drive back towards Paro for next day flight.

 

Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Paro, Thimpu, and Punakha, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Meals

All meals in Bhutan are included within the evident cost. However, if you want to eat your meals other than at your hotel or local restaurant, you will have to pay the additional amount.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop off 
  • All Transfers as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary with all meals.
  • Bhutan Entry Fees
  • All Permits and Entrance Fees
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary 
  • Guide and Driver
  • A bottle of mineral water 
  • All Taxes and surcharges 

Whats Not Included

  • International Airfares to Paro and Airport tax
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide and Driver
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable conditions such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the INCLUSION section


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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