Day 1 : Bagdogra Airport/ NJP Station/ Junction Bus Stand to Thimphu (7658ft/2334m) transfer in 7:25Hrs. of 311Kms.:
We receive you on arrival & transfer to Thimpu via Phuentsholing after processing tourist permit formalities. Thimphu lies in a beautiful valley, sprawling up a hillside on the west bank of the Thimphu Chuu River and has a total area of about 1809 sq. km. Visitors can enjoy relaxing walk in the valley at evening. Overnight stay at Thimpu.
Day 2 : Thimphu full day city tour (Timing : 8 Am to 5 Pm) :
After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue), National Memorial Chorten (Monument) and Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon visit, Changangkha Monastery, Motithankg Takin Preserve Centre; Takin the national animal of Bhutan can be seen here. Overnight stay at Thimphu.
Day 3 : Thimphu to Punakha/Wangdue (1200 meter/ 3960 feet) Transfer in 2:24Hrs. Of 85Kms. :
After breakfast drive to Punakha / Wangdue. On the way Stop at Dochu-La-Pass (3100m/10170ft) to view the higher Himalayas. Arrival at Punakha check in at hotel.
Half Day Sightseeing of Punakha :
After noon visit Punakha Dzong - built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. After that take a short excursion trip to visit the Chimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Punakha / Wangdue.
Day 4 : Punakha/Wangdue to Paro (7218ft/2200m) transfer in 3:20Hrs. of 126Kms. with Local Sightseeing:
After breakfast drive to Paro, on the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park - the Park contains a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna and features a huge species of plants and animals including endangered species. On arrival check in at the hotel.Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious Thangka, etc. Rinpung Dzong - Meaning "fortress of the heap of jewels". The Dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.
Day 5 : Taktshang Monastery (9678Ft/2950M) OR Chelela pass (13084Ft/3988M)excursion :
After breakfast excursion to Taktshang Monastery (approx. 5 hours round trip walk): It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. This site has been recognised as a most sacred place and visited by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. The hike to the monastery makes a splendid half day excursion.
After breakfast embark on a driving excursion to Chelela pass. At an elevation of 3,988 meters, it is considered to be one of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan. About an hour’s drive along a thickly-forested road, this pass is a botanical paradise. The pass provides stunning views of the sacred mountain Jumolhari and Jichu Drake. It is also marked by hundreds of prayer flags fluttering in the wind. bhutan En route also visit Dzongdrakha temple. Often called as mini Taktsang, Dzongdrakha is a cliff-side temple complex on the western side of Paro valley. Four shrines make up the complex, dedicated to Drolma (Tara), Tsheringma (Goddess of Longevity), Guru Rinpoche and the Buddha of the Future, Maitreya. Local oral tradition states that when Guru Rinpoche first came to Bhutan, he came from Nepal, first landing at Drakarpo, and then Dzongdrakha before arriving at Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) farther north up the valley Later in the afternoon drive to Drukgyel Dzong, a ruined fortress where Bhutanese warriors fought Tibetan invaders centuries ago. In the early 1954, the Drukgyel Dzong was completely destroyed by fire and today only the ruins remains. The snowy dome of sacred Chomolhari, "mountain of goddess'' can be seen in all her glory from the approach road to the Dzong. While return to the hotel, along the way, visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. Overnight at the hotel in Paro. (Altitude 2,280m)
Day 6 : Paro to Jaldapara Transfer in 4:10Hrs. Of 171Kms.:
After breakfast, check out from Paro hotel and drive to Phuentsholing. After exit formalities at the border check point, driver to Madarihat under Jaldapara National Park, West Bengal. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening or Early Morning free for optional Jungle activities (Jeep/ Elephant Safari). Cost is not inclusive and is directly payable.
Day 7 : Jaldapara to Siliguri - NJP Railway Station/ Bagdogra Airport, 136kms in 2:33Hrs.:
Morning Check out from Jaldapara Hotel and drive to NJP/Bagdogra. Farewell and tour ends.