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Adventure Geek – Bhutan Backpacking Tour on 26th Oct ’19, 23 Nov’19, 25th Dec’19
November 23 @ 11:00 am - November 29 @ 11:00 am UTC+5.5
One event on November 23, 2019 at 11:00 am
One event on December 25, 2019 at 11:00 am
Bhutan Land of the Thunder Dragon. Is there another country on the planet with a cooler catch phrase? Bhutan sounds exotic, mystical, almost otherworldly. Well, it feels that way too. Bhutan is such a joy to travel to, this tiny country straddling the Himalayas. If you want to see Bhutan before it gets to be modernized, Lets go. It is a feast for the eyes and an eye opening cultural experience. Lets explore the dzongs, marvel at the Himalayas, eat chilies and cheese, learn about Buddhism, and have one of the most unique travel experiences of your life. So come and experience the charm of one of the most inexplicable countries, the ‘last Shangri La’, and be mystified as you explore travel world’s best kept secret, #Bhutan.
Batch 1:- 26thOct to 2nd Nov
Batch 2:- 23 Nov to 1st Dec
Batch 3:- 25th Dec to 1 Jan
Climb up to Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro.
Experience Bhutan’s unique culture.
Take in spectacular Himalayan scenery.
Visit Punakha’s Dzong.
Go walking in pristine valleys.
Train: The nearest options (both in India) are: Hasimara on the main Kolkata/Siliguri line to Assam is the nearest railway station to Phuentsholing, 17 km away
Recommend Train is 13149 Kanchankanya Express from Kolkata
Participants coming cam met Representative at Bagdogra by 11.00 am on Day 1
We request to take Flight from Bagdogra after 11.30 am on Day 8
Participants are request to book their flights as per the above pickup and drop timings. Adventure Geek will not be responsible for delayed arrivals and early departures.
In such cases, participants need to bare the cost to reach and drop airport
Day 1: 26th Oct / 23rd Nov / 25th Dec
Bagdogra to Phuentsholing / Overnight at Phuentsholing
(Distance:170 kms./Driving Time:5 hrs./Altitude of Phuentsholing: 293 mts.)
Arrive at Bagdogra and drive to Phuentsholing. Reach Hotel and go through the day at recreation and take a rest.
Day 2: 27th Oct / 24th Nov / 26th Dec
Phuentsholing to Thimphu / Overnight at Thimphu
(Distance:176 kms./Driving Time:6 hrs./Altitude of Thimphu: 2350 mts.)
Procedure of the immigration formalities, early morning Breakfast, we will drive to continuing to Thimphu which is the capital of Bhutan The drive to Thimphu is grand, when we move up from the Indian plain to Bhutan lower regions through delightful woods, towns and roadside towns. After check in Hotel we will go on a walk to near by Local Market .Our drive will go through the main multicultural city in Bhutan. Overnight in Thimphu
Day 3:28th Oct / 25th Nov / 27th Dec
Thimphu Sightseeing / Overnight at Thimphu
Good Morning, Fresh N Up and have breakfast, we will process the Inner Line Permit and visit Memorial Chorten. Kuensel Phodrang where you can see the biggest Buddha statue in Bhutan which is around 169 feet tall. In the event that time grants, we’ll investigate Folk and Textile Heritage Museums, an entrancing declaration of Bhutan’s living customs and National Library where the historical backdrop of Bhutan untruths engraved in obsolete writings.
Toward the evening we’ll drive to town for lunch and post lunch we will visit Tashichho Dzong, the excellent fortification which houses a large portion of the Government’s office and King’s Throne room. Supper and night end at Thimphu.
Day 4:29th Oct / 26th Nov / 28th Dec
Thimphu to Punakha / Overnight at Punakha (75 km, 3 hrs approx)
Wakeup Good morning
Today we will drive towards Punakha and in transit, we will make a short stop at Dochula Pass. The pass is a well known area among travelers as it offers a shocking 360 degree all encompassing perspective on Himalayan mountain run. The view is particularly picturesque on clear, winter days with snowcapped mountains shaping a magnificent background to the peacefulness of the 108 chortens gracing the mountain go After coming to Punakha and eating we’ll appreciate stunning perspective from Hanging Bridge and continue to investigate Puankha Dzong which is based on the intersection of Phochu (Male River) and Mochu (Female River) and considered as most lovely dzong of Bhutan. At that point and in transit, will visit Chimi Lhakhang which was worked by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in fifteenth century (This priest is prominently known as the Devine maniac for his way of thinking, “Salvation through sex”). He stifled the evil spirits with his Magical Thunder Bolt. The Temple is otherwise called The Temple of Fertility.
Day 5:30th Oct / 27th Nov / 29th Dec
Punakha to Paro / Overnight at Paro (125 kms, 4hr drive)
After breakfast, we’ll drive towards Paro and in the afternoon,and in the wake of coming to Paro we will visit Ta Dzong, watch tower worked to safeguard Rinpung Dzong during between valley wars of the seventeenth century, since 1967 it’s filling in as the National Museum of the nation. At that point we’ll visit Rinpung Dzong which was worked in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the main National Museum profound and worldly leader of Bhutan. The Dzong houses the religious collection of Paro, the workplace of the Dzongda (area regulatory head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro locale. At long last, we’ll end our day with Kyichu Lhakhang,one of the most seasoned and most holy places of worship of the Kingdom going back to the seventh century. At night walk around Paro town. Supper and medium-term at Paro.
Day 6: 31st Oct / 28th Nov / 30th Dec
Day Trip to Tiger Nest / Overnight at Paro
After early breakfast will climb to Paro Taktsang which is one of the most famous cloisters visited by the traveler. It was first worked in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup, a cavern where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have contemplated for a quarter of a year in the eighth century. It is accepted that Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasambhava) traveled to this area from Khenpajong, Tibet on the back of a tigress and curbed an evil presence. He at that point performed reflection in one of the caverns here and developed in eight embodied structures (appearances) and favored the spot. Along these lines, the spot came to be known as the Tiger’s Nest. Master Padmasambhava is known for acquainting Buddhism with Bhutan. Today, Paro Taktsang is the best known about the thirteen collapses which he thought.
Day7: 1st Nov / 29th Nov / 31st Dec
Paro to Phuentsholing
After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Phuentsholing. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing.
Day 8: 2nd Nov /30th Nov / 1st Dec
Take Away The Memories (TATM)
After early breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.
What is included in the tour
Accommodation on Triple Sharing Basis throughout the tour
Budget Hotel with Modern Facilities and hygienic
Pick and Drop from Bagdogra Airport
Interval Transportation by Comfortable Non A/c Vehicle
Toll, Parking, Permit
Food(Breakfast & Dinner) From Day 2 to Day 8
Entry Fee at Various Places as per Itinerary
What is NOT included in the tour
Train/Flight Ticket Till Bagdogra & Back
Lunch throughout the tour
Any miscellaneous expenditure incurred during the tour
Anything not mentioned in Inclusion
Things to carry
A lightweight Haversack or Backpack, and a smaller Day Sack
Good pair of trekking shoes, and a pair of flip-flops
Woolen Gloves, woolen socks, Monkey Cap/Balaclava, Neck Scarf
Waterproof gloves and windcheater/poncho
Personal clothing (Dressing Moderately is mandatory to visit Monasteries and Dzongs)
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Camera, Binoculars (Optional)
Toiletries – Sunscreen, Moisturizer, Light towel, Lip balm, Wet wipes, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Hand Sanitizer
Extra Cloth Bags (To segregate used/ unused garments, wet/ dry clothing)
Any medicines that you consume normally, post consulting a doctor
Snacks & Biscuits to munch on (As some journeys are 6-7 hours long)
Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
Important Thing to Carry without this entry is not allowed
Valid Identity Proof (Passport / Voter ID Card), 5 Xerox copy of each documents
If you do not have Passport or Voter ID Card, please carry Aadhaar Card along with another document such as PAN Card / Driving License / Ration Card. In this case please inform the leader in advance.
5 Passport Size Colour Photographs
Enough Cash liquidity as Bhutan has less Atm and sometimes they don’t work.
Any delay in arrival and departures may lead to additional cost.
Anything left out would not be adjusted with any inclusions such as missed sightseeing, stay, meals etc.
Due to delay by participants at any destination and we gets missed same will not be covered.
If any place is close or can’t cover we will try to cover it up with another destination if possible.
Rules and Regulation
Avoid wearing precious Jewelry, as Adventure Geek won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
Please make sure you report at the start location as per the itinerary. No refunds would be entertained by Adventure Geek. Feel Free to call us anytime.
We don’t allow to drink and Smoke on our event and it is prohibited Participants found carrying or consuming will be asked to leave the event and no refund will be given
Please follow the leader and respect them.
Participants need to wear proper dress while visiting Monasteries and Dzongs.
Participants should respect the culture of Buddhism so please do not touch any kind of holy item in Monasteries and Dzongs.
Explore the Uanexplored.