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16 Nights 17 Days Bhutan to India Tour

16 Nights 17 Days Bhutan to India Tour

Highlights

  • Travel from Bhutan to India to discover the highlights in these two Himalaya countries
  • Enjoy the hiking and sightseeing from west to east Bhutan
  • Communicate with local people in local bazaars, schools and villages
  • Relax yourself via a traditional hot stone bath
  • Drink traditional red rice beer with unique local taste
  • Dress in traditional National Attire to take a photo
  • Get 1 Bhutan sim card of 2GB internet access (to be returned)
  • Witness traditional Bhutan dance
  • Try local archery, which is not only Bhutan’s national sports, but also art
Itinerary
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Day1  Paro Arrival and Get Your First Impression of Bhutan

Create your first impression of Bhutan from Paro International Airport. After a short rest, take a sightseeing tour to Paro Dzong, a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture, and National Museum of Bhutan, where collects intriguing local artifacts with insightful instruction.

Meals:  Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Paro

Paro Dzong

National Museum of Bhutan

Day2  Hike to Taktsang Lhakhang and Farmhouses

Around 2.5 hours’ hiking are needed to reach Taktsang Monastery, the most famous religious relic in Bhutan. It is possible to take a rest at the view terrace, which is located on the half point of the hiking route.

Pay a visit to a local people’s farmhouse to continue your tour. It is incredible that there is not a single nail used to build a farmhouse, which offers a good glimpse into the lifestyle of a farmer.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Paro

Taktsang Monastery

Farmhouse

Day3  Hike to Chele La Pass and Kila Gompa

Drive to the 3800-meter-high Chele La pass where you will have a splendid view of the Himalaya range. You can hike to a viewpoint with an altitude of 4500 meters for an even better view of Mount Jomolhari. At last, hike through rhododendron and hemlock forest towards Kila Gompa to catch your car back to Paro.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Paro

Chele La Pass

Chele La Pass

Day4  Transfer to Thimphu and City Sightseeing

Transfer to Thimphu and visit Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten, Takin Preserve, and a local craft bazaar after checking in your hotel. You will know more about the religious culture and wild world of Bhutan after today’s sightseeing in Thimphu.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Thimphu

National Memorial Chorten

Kuensel Phodrang

Day5  Thimphu In-Depth Cultural and Historical Tour

After a delicious breakfast, you will learn about local people’s lifestyle in the Institute for Zorig Chusum, a school for local handiwork and painting skills. And then learn more about ancient Bhutanese people’ daily life in the Folk Heritage Museum.

Today’s other tourist attractions are:

Changangkha Lhakhang – You can have a fascinating view of Thimphu Valley there.

Tashichhoe Dzong - A fortress of the glorious religion. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Thimphu

Institute for Zorig Chusum

Tashichhoe Dzong

Day6  Punakha and Wangdue Local Sightseeing

In the morning, you will take a 2.5 hours’ drive to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan. When pass through the Dochula Pass, do not forget to admire the 108 chortens and Himalaya Mountain ranges. Stop over at Druk Wangyal Lhakhang, where you can admire beautiful murals depicting some of the important events in the reigns of the Kings of Bhutan.

Your first tourist destination in Punakha is Punakha Dzong, renowned for its highest-standard woodworks in Bhutan. Continue your Punakha tour to the Devine Madman’s Monastery - Chimi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where one can receive a special fertility blessing.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Punakha

Punakha Dzong

Chimi Lhakhang

Day7  Punakha Hiking and Village Sightseeing Tour

Your first activity today is hiking to Khamsum Yuelley Namgel Chorten, which was built in a painting-like Punakha Valley. Local people believe the Chorten can remove negative forces and promote peace, stability and harmony in the changing world.

Drive to the Limbukha Village to see the fields of red rice, which is of high medicinal values. You will feel the local people’s love towards peace and tranquility there.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Punakha

Khamsum Yuelley Namgel Chorten

Village View

Day8  Gangtey Black-Necked Crane Observation Tour

After early breakfast, drive to Gangtey Gompa with picnic lunch. Visit Gangtey Gompa, which now houses one of the only Nyingmapa monastery in Bhutan. And then, Continue the tour in the Black Necked Crane Information Center, where you can observe the cranes with high-power telescope and spotting scopes.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Gangtey

Gangtey Gompa

Gangtey Valley

Day9  Drive to Bumthang and Sightseeing en Route

Drive through dense forests of oak and blue pine trees to Trongsa from Gangtey, admiring and taking photo of the sceneries of rural Bhutan along the road. After lunch visit the Trongsa Dzong, a masterpiece of ancient Bhutanese architecture.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Trongsa

Trongsa Dzong

Trongsa Dzong

Day10  Trongsa to Bumthang for Local Cultural Tour

Before you arrive in Bumthang, pay a visit to Yathra Weaving Center, a cooperative of the National Women Association of Bhutan where the women of the region sell their textiles and Yathra specialty.

On arrival at Bumthang, check into your hotel in Bumthang and latter visit Jakar Dzong, which is now used as administrative centre for Bumthang valley, and houses the regional monk body.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Bumthang

Jakar Dzong

Jakar Dzong

Day11  Religion Discovery Tour in Bumthang

Today you will learn about local history and religions in the Jambay Lhakhang, Kuraj Lhakhang and Konchogsum Lhakhang. They all have a history of over 1200 years. Continue your tour to the Burning Lake – Mebartsho, where local people float small butter lamps to makes wishes.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Bumthang

Kuraj Lhakhang

Mebartsho

Day12  Car Ride from Bumthang to Mongar Dzong

Today, you will take 6 hours’ drive to Mongar from Bumthang. Watching the cascading waterfalls along the way is a wonderful experience. Visit the Mongar Dzong when you arrive in Mongar Town. The Mongar Dzong, built in 1930, is a young dzong in Bhutan. It is interesting to find the differences between the Mongar Dzong and other ancient dzongs.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Mongar

Mongar Dzong

Mongar Dzong

Day13  Lhuentse Tallest Statue of Guru Rinpoche Tour

This morning we will drive to Lhuentse. It is an ancestral home of royal family of Bhutan. We will visit Takila where you can see tallest statue of guru rimpoche and also visit khoma village the famous for finest silk textile product of Bhutan. Evening we will return back to Mongar.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Mongar

Day14  Drive to Trashigang and Learn Local Weaving

After breakfast, you will drive to Trashigang, the eastern most region in Bhutan. Fantastic forest and mountain views are available along the road. You can also view the local dzong in Trashigang, the center of the biggest and most populated district in the nation. After lunch, visit Khaling, where you can see all the process and materials involved in weaving.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Trashigang

Dzong in Trashigang

Trashigang Valley

Day15  Gom Kora and Trashiyangtse Day Excursion

Excursion to Gom Kora, an extraordinarily picturesque temple and Trashiyangtse, well-known for its natural, cultural and historical tourist attractions.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Trashigang

Day16  Drive from Trashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar

The distance to Samdrup Jongkhar is 180 Km. The road leads to southern foothill of Bhutan bordering to India. on arrival check in hotel and evening leisure walk around town.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Samdrup Jongkhar

Day17  Depart for Guwahati, an Indian City

In the morning after breakfast your tour guide will escort you to airport for your onward destination.

Meals:Breakfast     

Accommodation:

DEPARTURE DATE& PRICE

Season Price Per Adult
For 1-2 Adults
Private Tour
Price Per Adult
For more than 3 Adults
Private Tour
Join in Group Tour
(Fixed Departure Date)
January $3720 $2920 N/A
February $3720 $2920 N/A
March $4520 $3080 N/A
April $4520 $3080 N/A
May $4520 $3080 N/A
June $3720 $2920 N/A
July $3720 $2920 N/A
August $3720 $2920 N/A
September $4520 $3080 N/A
October $4520 $3080 N/A
November $4520 $3080 N/A
December $3720 $2920 N/A

Price Includes

    • All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]
    • Accommodation in 3 star hotel under twin/dbl bed sharing basis
    • All transportation within the country including airport transfers
    • Daily USD 65 per person/night Gov. Royalty
    • Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments
    • USD 40 per person Visa Fee
    • English speaking Local guide
    • Sightseeing

Price Excludes

    • Single room supplement charges USD 30 per room/night
    • Payments for service provided on a personal basis and Insurance Premiums
    • Cost for any services not mentioned in the "PRICE INCLUDES"
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