Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.
Bhutan's early history is steeped in mythology and remains obscure. ... According to a legend it was ruled by a Cooch-Behar king, Sangaldip, around the 7th century BC, but not much is known prior to the introduction of Tibetan Buddhism in the 9th century, when turmoil in Tibet forced many monks to flee to Bhutan.
Day 1: New Jalpaiguri/Bagdogra to Phuntsholing (175 km./ 4.30 hrs)
Welcome to Bhutan Short Tour . On arrival at the Bagdogra airport or New Jalpaiguri railway station (own cost), you will be transferred to Jaigaon or Phuentsholing. It is a border Town in Bhutan. On the other side the Indian city called Jaigaon. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing/ Jaigaon.
Day 2: Phuntsholing to Thimphu (176 km./ 7hrs)
Start your journey from Phuentsholing to Thimphu. Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan with a population of approx 1000,000. En-route visit water falls & Chukha Hydral Project & Dam (Top View) & enjoy the natural beauty of Bhutan. Over night at Thimphu.
Day 3: Thimphu sightseeing
Today you will proceed for a full day sightseeing of Thimphu including Buddha Point, Tashicchhoe Dzong, BBS Tower, Handicraft Institute, School of Arts & Crafts, The Memorial Chorten, Semtokha Dzong, National Library, The Institute of Traditional Medicine, Changlimithang Stadium, Motithang Takin Reserve (Takin- National animal of Bhutan). Over night at Thimphu.
Day 4: Thimphu to Paro & sightseeing (65km./2 hrs)
Proceed for a picturesque drive from Thimphu to Paro. Paro is a beautiful valley in Bhutan with natural beauty all around. Paro has the only international airport in Bhutan. Afternoon visit Drukgyal Dzong, Ta Dzong & Kichulanka Monastery. Over night at Paro.
Day 5: Paro sightseeing & to Phuntsholing (170km./7 hrs)
Morning Paro half day sightseeing including Paro Rinpung Dzong (Museum), Dungtse Lhankhang & Nya-Mey Zam,Dungtse Lhankhang. Transfer from Paro to Phuentsholing. Over night at Phuentsholing.
Day 6: Phuentsholing to New Jaipaiguri/ Bagdogra
After breakfast you will be transferred from Phuentsholing to New Jaipaiguri/ Bagdogra for yout onward journey. Your Bhutan Short Tour ends here.