KTC Grand Tours
KTC Grand Tours

Detailed Itinerary

9 Days / 8 Nights


Day 01 - Arrival and Transfer to Phuentsholling

Our representative will be there to receive the Guest at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP)/Bagdogra Airport (IXB)/Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – He will be assisting to reach Phuentsholling/Jaigaon.Phuentsholling is 170 kilometres and 6 hours drive from Siliguri.Phuentsholling is in India and Bhutan border. The Indian side is called Jaigaon and the Bhutanese side is called Phuentsholling.Foreigners need to have Bhutan Visa clearance documents if they want to visit the rest of Bhutan .They should carry passport size photos and passport along with visa clearance documents. Foreigners without proper documents won t be allowed in Bhutan. Indian Nationals don’t require visa or passport to visit rest of Bhutan but any identity document like election commission I.D card is required. Permit is not required for visiting Phuentsholling only but other parts of Bhutan. Check into the hotel. In the evening one can go about in auto rickshaw exploring the place .Overnight stay in Phuentsholling .

Day 02 - Transfer to Paro after Permit formalities

Morning breakfast. Passing through the beautiful landscape we proceed to Thimphu(2320 metres/7656 feet). Thimphu is 172 kilometres and 7 hours drive from Phuentsholling.Thimphu ,the capital of Bhutan is beautiful valley with a mixture of modern facilities and culture.Thimphu Valley has cradled its culture and tradition in a sustainable manner since 1216.The valley is surrounded by hills and provides outstanding view.Adventure sports like hiking,trekking,river rafting and wildlife excursion is available here.One can get to see colorful festivals and dance celebrated in the dzongs of Thimphu on a festival days.Don’t forget to taste the butter tea.Check into Hotel.Overnight stay in a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 03 - Thimpu sightseeing

Early morning breakfast – Drive and visit the Memorial Chorten (Stupa) built in memory of the third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who was called the Father of modern Bhutan . Next the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved, Wood Craft and Painting School. The handicrafts Emporium which has beautiful and creative collection of textile arts, and indigenous fibres.Future plans of becoming a center of textile learning. Trashichhoedzong is also called fortress of the glorious religion.The dzong houses main secretariat building and is the throne of His Majesty, King Of Bhutan.During the summer months His Holiness,Je Khenpo visits the dzong. The car will be at your disposal – Other places to visit are National Zoo, National Institute of Traditional medicine, Traditional Paper Factory(made from Daphne Plant).Please note it is not possible to cover all the sites mentioned above in a single day. Back to Hotel.In the evening local markets like handicraft shops, weekend market(Saturdays and Sundays),Craft Bazaar(Tuesday and Wednesday) can be visited. Overnight stay in Thimphu.

Day 04 - Sightseeing at Thimpu and Transfer to to Wangdi Phodrang

Early morning breakfast – Next drive 70 ,kilometers, a drive of nearly 3 .4 hours. After a hearty breakfast, embark on a half.day sightseeing tour of Thimphu and visit the Memorial Chorten, a stupa built in 1974 in the memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. The paintings and images inside the monument provide a rare sight into Buddhist philosophy. Thereafter, visit Mothinthang zoo and viewpoint. In the afternoon, enjoy a picturesque drive to Wangdiphodrang, which is the last town on the highway before entering central Bhutan – Evening free to stroll around the area – Night stay at the hotel in Wangdiphodrang.

Day 05 - Wangdiphodrang Gangtey Gompa Excursion

Early morning breakfast – After breakfast start on a full.day excursion to Gangtey Gompa in the Phobjikha Valley. It is the only monastery in Bhutan is an important monastery of Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism and seat of Pema Lingpa tradition. The Phobjikha Valley is a large U.Shaped valley also called Gangteg Valley. The Phobjikha Valley is home to rare & endangered black. Neck cranes, which migrate from the Tibetan plateau in winters to roost – Apart from endangered black. Neck cranes one can find 13 other globally threatened species–Large spread of grass and dwarf bamboos make it a unique place to visit. Return to Wangdi Phodrang in the evening – Evening free to visit the local market – Night stay at the hotel in Wangdi Phodrang.

Day 06 - Wangdiphodrang to Paro Transfer

Early morning breakfast – Paro town is known for its scenic beauty, wooden villages and historical building it is one of the most beautiful towns of Bhutan –Paro is 65 kilometres and 2 hours drive from Wangi Phodrang– Check into hotel Check into Hotel. After Lunch drive for visit to Rinpung Dzong is a fortress monastery believed to be built by Guru Rinponche and then reconstructed by Namgyal.It is an architectural wonder. It houses collection of masks and costumes.Ta Stay in Paro dzong, an ancient watchtower build at a hill above Rinpung Dzong is now a National Museum of Bhutan. Back to the hotel. Evening guest can buy some Bhutanese handicraft.

Day 07 - Paro Sightseeing

Early morning breakfast.Morning excursion to Taktsang Monastery, also called the Tiger’s Nest.Guru Rinpoche/Padmasambhava is believed to have meditated here for three years, three months and three days in 8th Century. The monastery clings to a cliff which is 800 metres above the ground. Walk of 2 hours. Back to hotel for Lunch.After Lunch visit to Drukgyel Dzongs, was a fortress built to commemorate victory over the invading Tibetan forces. Destroyed by fire in 1950.KyichuLhakhang is one of those 108 monasteries constructed miraculously by King Songten Gampo in one night. Other places to visit are Jangsarbu Lhakhang,Druk Choeding,Dungtse Lhakhang.Adventure sports like trekking, hiking and bird watching is also available in Paro. Please note it is not possible to cover all the places mentioned in a single day.In the evening free to visit local markets. Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 08 - Departure – Transfer from Paro to Phuentsholling

Early morning breakfast . Transfer from Paro to Jaigaon /Phuentsholling . A drive of nearly 180 kilometres, a drive of approximately 6 ½. 7 hours. After breakfast transfer to Phuentsholing – On the way take a short stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Paro and Thimphu Rivers with three different style of stupas adorn this confluence. Drive further through Chapcha and later take glimpse of famous Chukha Dam and the magnificent Vince waterfall before Gedu town. Arrive Phuenthsoling by evening and check into the hotel – Evening free to stroll around the area. Night stay at hotel in Phuentsholing.

Day 09 - Departure

Departure and Transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction). Early morning breakfast. Drive to Siliguri. New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction). Nearly 170 kilometers 6 hours drive – Forwarding Journey.