Jaldapara National Park with Bhutan - 8 Days
Validity: Till 31st December 2020
Day 1: Bagdogra – Jaldapara (approx 1 hr drive)
On arrival at Bagdogra Airport /NJP Station, transfer to Jaldapara located 30 minutes from the Bhutan border. Jaldapara is situated in the foothills of eastern Himalayas. The river Torsha flows through this rain forest sanctuary which is mostly covered with tall grasses. The sanctuary encompasses luxuriant vegetation and a rich variety of wildlife. After lunch visit Khayerbari Leopard Rescue Center which is a 45 minute drive. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 2: Jaldapara - Jeep / Elephant Safari
Early morning enjoy a Jeep Safari / Elephant Ride at Jaldapara. After breakfast, transfer to Chilapata Forest for a Jungle safari where one can spot one horned rhino, elephants, bison, deer leopard and more, Overnight at Jaldapara.
Day 3: Jaldapara - Thimpu (195 km / 6 hrs)
After breakfast transfer to the Bhutan border, complete official formalities and continue to Thimpu, Capital of Bhutan. Arrive and check in at your hotel. Overnight.
Day 4: Thimpu City Tour (Approx 5 hrs)
After breakfast, visit Tashichhoe Dzong, the Memorial Chorten, Semtokha Dzong, National Library, the Institute of Traditional Medicine, Centenary Farmers Market, BBS Tower, Changlimithang Stadium, School of Arts & Craft, Handicrafts Institute, Buddha Point & Takin Zoo. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 5: Thimpu – Thimpu Tour – Drive to Paro ( 55 km / 1.5 hrs)
After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Thimphu valley including visit to the National Library, to see priceless Buddhist manuscripts and the Institute for Zorig Chusum (Painting School). Visit the Textile Museum and Simply Bhutan, encapsulating Bhutan's cultural heritage.
After lunch on own, visit the Changangkha Lhakhang, a fortress - like temple and monastic school perched on a ridge above Thimphu. The temple was established in 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drugom Shigpo, who came from Tibet. The central statue is of Chenrezig in a manifestation with 11 heads. Afterwards drive to Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang). Then visit King's Memorial Chorten continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels.
Drive to Paro along the scenic highway. En route, if time permits, visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the country built in 1627 which now houses the School for Buddhist studies.
Arrive Paro and check into your hotel for overnight.
Day 6: Paro – Trek to Tiger's Nest Monastery
Breakfast. No visit to Bhutan is complete without a trek to Tiger's Nest Monastery, a sacred Buddhist site located 10 miles north of Paro. It was constructed in 1692, around the cave where Guru Rinpoche first meditated, the event that introduced Buddhism to Bhutan. There is a legend that Guru Rinpoche was carried from Tibet to this location on the back of a tigress, thus giving it the name "Tiger's Nest." The monastery consists of four temples with residential accommodation for the monks as it still functions as a monastery today.
Due to its location, the only way to get to the monastery is by hiking. There are no vehicles that make the drive up to the monastery. However, for those who cannot hike the entire way, you can hire a horse to carry you most of the way there. On average, it takes between four and five hours to do the round trip hike, plus one more hour to tour the monastery. Evening at leisure. Overnight at your hotel in Paro.
Day 7: Paro - Jaldapara (190 km / 5.5 hrs)
After breakfast, check out and transfer to Jaldapara. Overnight stay at Jaldapara.
Day 8: Jaldapara - Bagdogra Airport (135 km / 3.5 hrs)
After breakfast check-out and transfer to Bagdogra Airport.
End of Tour
*You also have the option of ending the tour on Day 7 at Paro and flying out. Please check with us for details.
Rs. 46,825 per person on double sharing basis for people departing from Bagdogra (Day 8)
Rs. 43,990 per person on double sharing basis for people departing from Paro (Day 7)
Validity: Till 31st December 2020
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- Accommodation on double occupancy basis in the above mentioned hotels or similar.
- Complimentary breakfast & dinner.
- Wagon R / Alto / similar for all sightseeing as per the itinerary.
- Meals other than those included in the package.
- Guide and entrance charges.
- Deviation from the tour itinerary.
- Travel insurance.
- All the hotels are subject to availability. In case fresh taxes are levied by the Government, the additional cost will have to be paid.
- Prices valid for those residing in India. Non Residents/overseas guests are requested to contact us.
- Taxes as applicable.