Started from Bangalore by 9:50AM and reached Bagdogra Airport around 2:30PM. Just before the exit gate at Jaigoan Airport you can find the Prepaid Taxi booth on the left hand side. Read More…
Flight Cost – Rs 8600 | Shared Taxi – Rs 600 | Hotel Satyam – Rs 900 | Food – Rs 300
Places lived for 9 Days
Bangalore – Kolkata – Bagdogra – Jaigaon (India Border)- Phuentsholing ( Bhutan Border)- Thimphu (Bhutan Capital)- Punakha – Chimi Lhakhang – Paro – Jaigaon – Siliguri – Darjeeling – Gangtok (Sikkim)- Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandhir near Nathula Pass (China Border)- Bagdogra- Bangalore
(28-Mar-18) Phuentsholing - Thimphu
The permit process is absolutely hassle free and within an hour we got the permit at the Phuentsholing immigration office. And one can start to experience the purity, neatness and discipline, even in crossing the road, driving the moment you step inside the Bhutan gate.
Taxi Cost – Rs 700 | Travel time – 5 Hrs | Stay – Rs 1500 (Hotel Ghasel)
Amazing scenic drive from Phuentsholing to Thimphu with huge mountains and valley. Read More…
Morning by 9:30AM we got the permit extended at theThimphu immigration office and headed towards Punakha
Places to see:
Dochula Pass, Royal Botanial Park Lampelri, Punakha Dzong,Punakha Suspension Bridge, Authentic Bhutanese home food at Chimi Lhakhang Village, Wangdue Dzong, Wang chuu and Pa chuu rivers, White water rafting.
Time required : Full day, start early morning to cover all the places
Things to Explore: Yak cheese, Authentic Bhutanese home food at Lhaki Yangchak, Chimi Village, Ema Dashi – Chilli & Cheese food and Pork
Shared Taxi – Rs 300 (one way) | Breakfast – Rs 70, Lunch – Rs 350, Dinner – Rs 80 | Stay Rs 1500- Hotel Ghasel ( for 2 people) Read More…
(30-Mar-18) Thimphu - Paro
2 hours is enough to explore Thimphu city through local cab, Cost Rs 400 per person.
Places to See:
Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang , Folk Heritage Museum, Tashichho Dzong, Dechencholing (King’s Palace), Semtokha Dzong, Kuensel Phodrang(Bhudda Point), National Institute of Zhorig Chusum, Handicrafts Museum, Dechen Phodrang Local market at Hill top, Tango Monastery, Cheri Monastery, Clock Tower Square for evening walk.
Thimphu to Paro is 45 minutes mesmerizing drive between rustic mountains and Paro river. After hotel check in at Hotel Lhaki Yangchak, immediately we headed to Chele la Pass.
Chele la pass:
Lovely winding roads, birds eye view of Paro city and airport was treat to eyes and crossed few small villages to reach Chele la pass, which lies at 13084ft and one of the highest motor able road in Bhutan. Top of the peak was too windy with the super cool breeze and it was 2 degree when. 360-degree view of Himalayan mountains was enthralling.
Things to Explore: Hot rice paneer soup, noodles and night life in Paro city. Read More…
Shared Taxi from Thimphu – Paro – Rs 100 (WagonR) | Ama’s Home stay – Rs 1000 | Chele la Pass – Rs 500 | Food Rs 80+Rs 100 + Rs 100
(31-Mar-18) Paro - Jaigaon
Tiger next trek
Guru Padmasambhava mediated here in 8th Century and in 1692 the monastery was built. One of the most stunning mythical and magical monastery in the world which is constructed on a cliff with enormous Himalayan Valley facing. Colorful prayer flags, waterfalls, prayer wheels, pine trees, snow fall and a mill drizzle added more pleasure during the trek. Enjoy every moment and the viewpoint during the trek.
Overall, it took 5 Hours for trekking. Lots of local shared taxis available to reach this place and the same driver dropped us back. Don’t forget to collect his contact number for return journey, instead of reserving the taxi for a full day.
Paro – Phuentsholing/Jaigaon
Then we traveled back to Phuentlsholing on the same day from Paro. Read More…
Reserve Taxi for Tiger Nest – Rs 100 for one way (Wagon R) | Tiger nest entry fee – Rs 500 | Paro – Phuentsholing Rs 100 in shared taxi | Food – Rs 400 | Stay – Rs 900 for 2 people (Hotel Satyam)