Mountain Journeys (#61 )

About this package

This is 7 nights and 8 days tour which begins at  Bagdogra Airport on the Indian State of West Bengal and ends at paro airport, Bhutan.

Day 1

Trip will arrival at Siliguri or Bagdogra Airport on the Indian State of West Bengal, And driveto Phunthosling ( the gateway of Bhutan, on the way you will enjoy with lush green tea gardens). Overnight at Phuntsholing.

Day 2

Drive to Thimphu, on the way visit Kharbandi Monastery(Built by Ashi Phuntshok Shoedron in 1967), Phuntholing and the Indian plains from the monastery garden). Overnight at Thimphu.

Day 3

Morning after breakfast, walk to the Memorial Chorten, and visit Chorten, Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum, painting School and Indigenous Hospital. Overnight at Thimphu.

Day 4

Drive from Thimphu to Punakha, on the way you will enjoy with different types of Birds and vegetation.Overnight at Punakha.

Day 5

Morning after breakfast, visit Punakha Dzong(built in 1637), after Lunch drive back and Hike to Chimi Lhakhang ( Built in 15th century). Overnight at Punakha.

Day 6

Drive to Paro via Thimphu, visit Kyichu Lhakhang and Paro Dzong, National Museum. Overnight at Paro.

Day 7

Full day Hike on Taktshang Monastery(built on the cliff above the Paro valley with 700m).Overnight at Paro.

Day 8

Transfer Hotel to Paro Airport.

Health

There are no specific health requirements for entry into Nepal or Bhutan. However, you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal and Bhutan.

Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarials, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor.

Please be aware that medical facilities are not of the same standard you might expect at home. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal First Aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses).

Weather

In the months of October, November, December, January and February, mornings and evenings will be cold. You will have to being in warm clothes (thick overcoats not necessary). While the months of February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September the days are warmer. June, July and August will be little wet and some rain gear would be necessary.

Due to wide range of temperature and climatic conditions, it is advisable to bring appropriate clothing.

Sunglasses/spare glasses or contact lenses, pair of casual shoes, trekking boot if you choose bhutan treks, washing kit, shaving kit, towel, hat, umbrella, camera, film and accessories, maps, insect repellent, hand cream, small sewing kit & safety pins, torch or flash light with spare batteries, mirror, sun screen cream, lip salve or soluble aspirin, antiseptic cream, preparation for the relief of sunburn. You may not be tuned to the Asian drugs so it is always better to bring own brand.

  1. Accommodation - Twin share
  2. Transport as per itinerary
  3. All meals in Bhutan
  4. All airport transfers
  5. Sightseeing as per itinerary
  6. English speaking interpreter/guide

  1. Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry
  2. Meals in Kathmandu (apart from breakfast)
  3. International flights and departure taxes
  4. Visa and passport fees
  5. Travel insurance
  6. Emergency evacuation
  7. Tips and gratuities
  8. Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of Royal Mountain Travel (eg. Landslides

8 DAYS EXCLUDING FLIGHTS



Highlights

: 8 days
: 3050 m.
: Accommodation is on a twin share basis with private facilities.
: Breakfast only is included in Kathmandu. In Bhutan all meals are included.
: 15 km. per day
: All land transport, including transfers, is by private vehicle.
: Hiking
:
autumn (September – November)
spring (March – May)
: 12
: Visit Folk Heritage Museum , Hiking
: Easy