Day 1: Arrive Kolkata
We receive you from airport and transfer to the hotel. Welcome and tour briefing in the evening. Relax and get used to the sights and sounds of Kolkata.
Day 2: Kolkata
Enjoy a combined full day guided sightseeing tour of Kolkata (Calcutta) including The Indian Museum in Kolkata – the largest and the oldest museums in India, established in 1814.
Day 3: Kolkota to paro
Morning flight to Paro “Bhutan” Arrival in Airport ( this day plan can be change due to airlines service etc but we have alternative destination to reach to Bhutan) we finish our permit check and visa, our assistance will receive us from airport then we drive to our night stay where you will check into your hotel for a one night stay. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure with traditional Bhutanese food.
Day 4: Paro- Thimphu
Morning trek to the famous Paro Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) – this is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex located in the cliffside of the upper Parovalley. The temple complex was first built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. Padmasambhava is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan and is the patron deity of the country. Today, Paro Taktsang is the best known of the thirteen taktsang or “tiger lair” caves in which he meditated. The hike takes about four hours. Afternoon visit to Rinpung Dzong the administrative seat of the district of Paro containing a state monastic community of 200 monks. Travel to Thimpu, the Bhutanese capital for a two night stay.
Day 5: Thimphu
Enjoy a city highlights tour including the Memorial Chorten (a huge Stupa) built in memory of the third King of Bhutan, Today we mostly explore thimpu by our foot and experiance, markets, peoples,culture and experiance the sense of happiness.
Day 6: Trongsa
Proceed on a picturesque drive to Trongsa via Wangdiphodrang Dzong, a monastery at the confluence of two rivers, then over the Pele-la pass.
Day 7: Bumthang
Morning visit to Trongsa museum filled with Bhutanese architecture built in 1647 and the Watch Tower located on the top of a steep hill. Continue onto Bumthang, one of the most spectacular valleys in Bhutan. Upon arrival you will check into your hotel for a two night stay.
Day 8: Bumthang
Spend the day visiting several of the regions ancient monasteries. Also visit the historical Jakar Dzong, one of the largest museums in Bhutan. Explore Bumthang with us. The area is truly unspoilt and is famous for the production of honey, as well as cheese, apples, apricots and Red Panda beer. There are numerous day walks and places to visit including Jakar Dzong (the Castle of the White Bird – 1646 AD), Lamey Goemba, Wangdichholing Palace and the impressive Kurjey Lhakhang (temple) on the western side of Bumthang Chhu (river). On the last day you will head out to explore the Choskhor area, the easternmost and highest valley in Bumthang to Ura Village which is said to be home to some of the earliest inhabitants of Bhutan. This traditional, picturesque medieval village and its temple echo Bhutan’s past especially when one walks the cobbled lanes encountering locals who still wear sheepskins on their backs. Back in Jakar you may wish to try the short hike to Thangbi Monastery.
Day 9: Punakha
Early morning visit the Bumthang market, following which you drive to Punakha for a two night stay.
Day 10: Punakha
Full day tour of Punakha including a visit to the 17th century fortress Punakha Dzong which lies between Phochu and Mochu River. Here we visit Chimmi Lhakhang hilltop, fertility temple, was founded by the tantric Buddhist Master Drukpa Kuenley, one of Tibet’s foremost yogis and the patron saint of Bhutan.A fantastic day covering the highlights of the valley will include a visit to the Punakha Dzong, a hike to Talo Village and optional White-water rafting excursion on the Mo Chhu River or Po Chhu River.
Day 11: Paro
Drive to Paro for a last night stay. Enjoy Bhutanese cultural dance and goodbye dinner with your guide and staff.
Day 12: Paro To Kolkota
Flight back to kolkata, rest, shopping, explore the city of kolkata by foot, optional charity visit in Hope foundation. if you wish to visit charity everyone should raise 200Euro each to donate for street children in Hope Home.
Day 13: Depart back to Home
After experiencing amaizing trip of bhutan and east india- Transfer back to the airport for your flight to Home, or your next destination, and your onward arrangements.
Day 14 OPTIONAL: Extend trip to Sikkim, Darjeeling or Nepal.
Not ready to head home? Fancy a challenging add-on trek to the amazing Kanchenjunga Base Camp -the world’s third highest peak located in Sikkim (& Nepal). CLICK HERE for more details on this exciting new add-on journey.