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Start Time
6:00 am
Saturday
October 28, 2017
End Time
10:00 pm
Saturday
November 4, 2017

Trip description

Backpacking across Bhutan will not only give you a chance to explore the country like a local, but it will also show you the raw and untouched sides of the natural beauty that the country possesses. PTU has beautifully crafted this backpacking trip, where you'll get a chance to hitchhike or board the local transport and sleep at home stays or camps. While everyone can enjoy luxury trips, you need to have the courage and zeal to get the real taste of a backpacking journey. Set out with your rucksack and explore the unknown roads with a bunch of strangers - who knows, perhaps you'll just find a new meaning to life!
Event Dates: 28th October - 4th November 2017
Book Now: https://www.plantheunplanned.com/planned-treks/bac...
Hiking Trip(29th Sep-7th Oct 2017): http://bit.ly/Experience-Bhutan
Cost:. 8999/- for a Solo Backpacker (exclusive of GST)
7999/- for a Group of 3 or more (exclusive of GST)
Cost Inclusions:
1. Immigration and Permits To Be Done!
2. Guide Throughout the Travel
3. One Night Camping Experience at Punakha ( Inclusions: Dinner, Bonfire, and Next Days Breakfast)
4. An experienced tour leader.
Exclusions:.
1. Anything not included above
2. Insurance of Any Kind
3. Personal Expenses
4. Monuments Fees
5. Travel, accommodation, and food.
DAY 0 - 27th October
You will have to reach Bagdogra before 1 PM so that you do not miss out the bus that departs to Phuentsholing from Siliguri town to Phunetsholing town at 2 PM.
Alternatively, there are cabs that you could hire and reach Phuentsholing on 27th October.
You will meet the Tour Leader at Phunetsholing town!
Day 01: Phuentsholing - Thimphu
Distance: 176km/ 5hours drive
Our day will start at the immigration office, and once we get hold of our permits, we shall start our journey from Phuentsholing towards Thimphu. The capital of Bhutan, Thimphu is a unique city with an unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Once we reach Thimphu, we shall relax for some time, get freshened up and head out for a market tour in the evening.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 02: Thimphu (Hike to Cheri Goemba)
Today, we'll walk along a trail to Pangri Zampa Gompa and experience the views of beautiful Bhutanese villages and chortens. In the later half of the day, we shall take a tour of Thimphu, visiting the Buddha Point, Takin Reserve, Zilukha Nunnery and Tashicho Dzong. We'll also take a tour of the markets, in case you want to buy some wooden masks, thangkas, silverware, jewelry, and bamboo crafts.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 03: Thimphu – Punakha (Chimi Lhakhang Hike)
Distance: 77km/ 2hours drive
Today, we shall leave Thimphu and head towards Punakha, crossing the Dochula Pass - one of the highest motorable roads in Bhutan. We'll take a short walk to visit Chimi Lhakhang (Shrine of The Divine Madman, who's considered as the God of Fertility), before reaching Punakha.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Punakha.
Day 04: Punakha (Khamsum Yulley Monastery)
After breakfast, we shall go to see the Punakha Dzong, which is at the confluence of the Phho Chhu and Mo Chhu (Rivers). Later, there's an optional hike to Khamsum Yulley Monastery.
There are options to raft back on Mo Chhu River, on spot reservation.
Overnight stay in Tents ( Camping at Punakha)
Day 5: Punakha to Haa Valley
Today, our destination is Haa Valley, one of the quietest and most gorgeous valleys in Bhutan. Haa was open for tourists in the year 2002, and most parts of the valley still hold on to the virgin beauty. At Haa, we shall visit Lhakhang Nakpo and Lhakhang Karpo.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Haa.
Day 06 Haa– Paro
Distance: 142km/4hours drive
Finally, our last destination - Paro. We shall cross the Dochula Pass again, and after reaching Paro, we'll head out to explore Tadzong Museum & Trongsa Dzong. in case you have more energy, we'll also visit the markets.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.
Day 07: Paro (Taktsang Hike)
Today would be the most exciting day of your entire trip, and as they say - Save the best for the last. We shall hike up to Taktsang Monastery today. Today's hike is quite challenging and good quality, comfortable shoes/sneakers are required. Please remember to drink lots of water and wear layers as it gets quite cold.
Day 08 - Departure from Paro to Phuentsholing.
Notes:
1. Registration for the event closes on 17th October 2017
2. Since it is a Backpacking Trip, the itinerary shall be not fixed it's just a tentative itinerary and we may improvise the trip for a better experience and we are open to better suggestions.
3. Accommodation would be booked on everybody’s opinion and the expertise of the Outdoor leader.
4. A per day expenditure for the tour of Bhutan is expected between 1500-2500 which includes food, accommodation, and travel.
5. The decision of the Outdoor leader stays Final
6. Do not expect any luxuries on the trip, as the trip would be more focused on having an adventurous experience and exploring Bhutan.
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