Gateway to Bhutan Tour
Gateway to Bhutan Tour is ideal for those wishing to enter Bhutan from Indian state of Western Bengal via the southern overland boarder gateway of Phuentsholing. The Tour can bbegin or end with a breathtaking journey on roads surrounded by lush green tea plantations with breathtaking views of the Himalayan foothills, this tour explores the highlights of Bhutan’s western valleys. Enjoy the many cultural sites of Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital including the National Memorial Chorten, the National Library, the arts and crafts school and Tashichhoedzong before crossing the 3050m Dochula Pass into the sub-tropical Punakha Valley featuring the incredible the Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakang, temple of the ‘Divine Madman’. Continue on to the bustling market town of Wangdue before returning to the beautiful Paro Valley to explore the Ta Dzong Museum, Rimpong Dzong with its wooden cantilevered bridge and the incredible Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), perched on a cliff face 900 metres above the valley floor.
Departure TimePlease arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
Return TimeApproximately 6:30 PM.
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket.
IncludedGateway to Bhutan TourInternational airfare and visa feesAn English Speaking GuideAirport Pickup and Drop
Not IncludedAlcoholic Beverage, Bar BillLunch and DinnerRestricted Area PermitEmergency RescueFarewell DinnerKathmandu SightseeingGround TransportationTrekking Guide and PorterDomestic FlightTravel InsuranceTips for tour/ trekking staffs and driverPersonal ExpensesFirst Aid KitTIMS CardNational Park FeeDeparture TaxesEntry Fees5 Star AccommodationPersonal GuideBreakfast
Arrive from to Paro Airport
Paro Valley Sightseeing
Paro to Thimphu
Thimphu Valley Sightseeing
Thimphu to Phuentsholing