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Start Time
10:30 am
Wednesday
April 15, 2020
End Time
5:30 pm
Thursday
April 23, 2020

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Bhutan
Country:
India

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Trip description

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For more info, visit https://www.unusualescapes.com/bhutan-road-trip
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Kuzuzangpo La! Welcome to the Land of Thunder Dragon, a country where the wealth is measured not by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) but by Gross National Happiness (GNP) – This is Bhutan. This tiny strikingly beautiful Himalayan country, sandwiched between India and China still remains one of the Last Shangri-La with a charm and magic, like nowhere else in the world. Bhutan`s landscape consists of a lofty and rugged mountain ranges separated by deep fertile valleys, while 72 percent is under forest coverage. Through centuries of self-imposed isolation Bhutan has been able to preserve its spectacular environment and nurture its unique culture.
We take you on a lifetime journey to this tiny little country with ‘no traffic lights’ which has put happiness of its people before economic growth and set a world standard for environmental preservation.
This journey is timed to coincide with spring and the blooming rhododendrons!
9-days to immerse in rich traditions, explore nature, easy-to-moderate level day-hikes in the Himalayas, and visit the cultural highlights of the country including Thimphu, Paro, Gangtey & Punakha.
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TRIP DATES
Start Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
End Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
TRIP ROUTE
Siliguri – Phuentsholing – Thimphu – Phobjikha (Gangtey) – Punakha – Rhododendron Festival – Paro – Siliguri / Bagdodra
HIGHLIGHTS
✔ Rhododendron Festival celebrates the Rhododendron flower showcasing diverse species of the flower that are in full bloom. Traditional dance and music, local arts, crafts and cuisine and partake in the traditional games and numerous other activities.
✔ Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), which is built around a cave in which Guru Padmasambhava meditated. This magnificent monastery literally hangs from the edge of the rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below.
✔ Several monasteries, museums, temples in Thimphu, Paro, Punakha & Gangtey
✔ Visit Dochu-La pass (10,200 feet) where 108 stupas known as "Druk Wangyal Chortens" have been built - offers 360 degree panoramic views of the snow strewn Himalayan mountain ranges. It is also marked by hundreds of Buddhist prayer flags fluttering in the wind.
✔ Phobjikha Valley (9,845 feet), a paradise for nature lovers and hikers. One can enjoy the hike around the remote valley of Phobjikha, the winter roosting grounds of the rare Blacknecked Cranes.
✔ Visit the Black Necked Crane Information Centre which provides all the information about the birds.
✔ Scenic walk through the small village of Sopsokha and the surrounding rice paddies to Chimi Lhakhang, a fertility temple situated on a hill-top.
✔ Hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, a spectacular shrine built by one of the Queen’s of the 4th King with spectacular views down the valley. We hike up through the fields along the banks of the Mo Chhu River to the top which takes approx. 40 minutes.
✔ Walk to reach the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan spanning 160m-180m and perched high above the river of Po Chhu.
✔ The Living Museum which provides visitors with fascinating insights into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life. We have the option to have a traditional lunch while witnessing the traditional dance performances.
✔ Walk in to the Thimphu Post Office and get a stamp with your face printed on it & send a letter home with your stamp affixed on it.
✔ River-rafting in Po Chhu River (optional)
✔ Stay at a 100-year old Bhutanese traditional home-stay (2-days)
✔ Try out the local alcohol brewed from rice and wheat known as “ARA”
TRIP COST:-
Rs.26,500/- per person, ex-Bagdogra / Siliguri
Please confirm your participation by paying Rs.5000/- to book your seat.
The trip will have a maximum of 16 participants only
INCLUSIONS:-
※ Comfy accommodation for 8 nights / 9 days on double / triple sharing basis in Home-stays / Hotels / Guesthouses. Seperate room for married couples.
※ Half Board - Breakfast & Dinner (Set Menu) at our accommodation
※ Meal starts with Dinner on 1st Day and ends with the Breakfast on the 9th Day, as mentioned in the Itinerary.
※ All transfers / sightseeing trips by luxury non-AC SUV / Mini-Buses.
※ Permits, Toll Taxes, Parking Charges
※ Services of our English speaking local Guide
※ All applicable taxes & service charges
EXCLUSIONS:-
◎ Air fare / Railfare
◎ Food / Snacks other than mentioned above
◎ Camera charges, Entry Fees to places of interest
◎ Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guests directly.
◎ Personal expenses such as laundry, room heater charges, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips, medicines, etc.
◎ Any item not specified in the ‘Inclusions’.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:-
1. An Indian Citizen don’t require visa to enter Bhutan
2. Indian nationals visiting Bhutan are required to carry any of the two valid 'Travel Documents' (a) Valid Indian Passport having validity of minimum 6 months; and/or (b) Voter Identity Card, issued by the Election Commission of India.
3. 2 recent passport size photograph is required to be submitted.
For clarifications & booking, email us at unusualescapes@gmail.com or call / WhatsApp at 09052220466.
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