If you are a travel enthusiast from Surat and looking for a perfect getaway, then Bhutan should be on your bucket list. Bhutan, a small Himalayan kingdom, is a perfect destination to explore pristine natural beauty and experience a unique cultural heritage. And, if you are planning to book a Bhutan Package Tour from Surat, then you are in the right place.
Surat, the commercial and economic centre of South Gujarat, is famous for its diamonds, textile industries, and shopping centres. The city is located 284 kilometres south of the state capital, Gandhinagar, 265 kilometers south of Ahmedabad, and 289 kilometers north of Mumbai. According to a study conducted by Economic Times, Surat's GDP is expected to see an average growth rate of 9.2 percent over the 2019 - 35 period. Surat was awarded "best city" by the Annual Survey of India's City-Systems (ASICS) in 2013 and was selected in 2015 for an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant. In 2020/21, Surat was the second cleanest city of India, according to the Indian Ministry of Urban Development.
Bhutan, known as the "Land of the Thunder Dragon" is a perfect destination for travellers seeking a unique cultural experience. By booking a Bhutan Tour Package from Surat with NatureWings Holidays, India's No. 1 Bhutan Tour Operator, you can explore this beautiful country with 100% happiness. With lots of 5-star hotels like Six Senses, COMO Uma, Amankora, Le Meridian, and Taj Tashi, Bhutan offers quality accommodation facilities to travellers from Surat.
By booking our Bhutan tour package from Surat, you'll be able to experience the magic of Bhutan - from exploring ancient temples to witnessing traditional Bhutanese festivals like Rhododendron Festival, Paro Tshechu Festival, Thimphu Tshechu, Nomad Festival, Gasa Tshechu, Haa Summer Festival, Punakha Drubchen, Jomolhari Mountain Festival, Trongsa Tshechu etc. With our expertly crafted itinerary, you'll get to discover the best of Bhutan, while being accompanied by knowledgeable local guides who will provide you with fascinating insights into Bhutanese culture and history.
Bhutan, which is known for its Gross National Happiness Index [GNH], is a country that values sustainable tourism. Travellers can explore Bhutan's unique cultural heritage, visit ancient monasteries, and enjoy the breath-taking views of the Himalayas. Some of the must-visit places in Bhutan include the Paro Valley, Punakha Dzong, Tiger's Nest Monastery, and the Thimphu Valley.
In conclusion, if you are a travel enthusiast from Surat, book your Bhutan Package Tour from Surat with NatureWings Holidays and experience the unique cultural heritage and natural beauty of Bhutan.
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Destinations Covered in 7 Nights 8 Days Bhutan Tour Package from Surat : Thimphu - 2N | Punakha - 2N | Paro - 3N
Pickup & Drop : Paro International Airport [PBH]
Altitude of Thimphu : 2,334 m [27.4712° N, 89.6339° E]
Altitude of Paro : 2,200 m [27.4287° N, 89.4164° E]
Altitude of Punakha : 1,274 m [27.5921° N, 89.8797° E]
If you're planning a Bhutan package tour from Surat, it's important to understand the available flight options. Unfortunately, there are no direct flights from Surat to Bhutan, so guests will need to travel from a city with a direct flight. Currently, the only cities with regular direct flights to Bhutan are Delhi, Kolkata, and Guwahati.
However, there's some good news for those looking to book a Bhutan tour from Surat. NatureWings Holidays Ltd – the best Bhutan Tour Guide from India has recently introduced a direct non-stop chartered flight from Mumbai to Paro, with three dates in May 2023: the 14th, 21st, and 28th. This is a fantastic opportunity for travellers to fly directly to Bhutan without any stopovers. To take advantage of this flight, guests will need to first reach Mumbai International Airport before departing to Paro International Airport of Bhutan.
For those who prefer another option, Bhutan Airlines operates direct non-stop flights from Delhi, Kolkata, and Guwahati. This means that guests from Surat can still reach Bhutan by taking a connecting flight from one of these cities. No matter which flight option you choose, booking a Bhutan tour package from Surat is a great way to explore this stunning and unparalleled destination. So, start planning your adventure today!
|Departure Date||Sector||Outward Journey Time|
|14th May Sunday||Mumbai → Paro||Depart 10:20 - Arrive 13:00|
|21th May Sunday||Mumbai → Paro||Depart 10:20 - Arrive 13:00|
|28th May Sunday||Mumbai → Paro||Depart 10:20 - Arrive 13:00|
|Departure||Sector||Outward Journey Time||Sector||Inbound Journey Time|
|Sunday||Delhi → Paro||Depart 10:20 - Arrive 13:00||Paro → Delhi||Depart 07:30 - Arrive 09:20|
|Monday||Delhi → Paro||Depart 12:35 - Arrive 16:15||Paro → Delhi||Depart 08:30 - Arrive 11:35|
|Tuesday||Delhi → Paro||Depart 10:20 - Arrive 13:00||Paro → Delhi||Depart 07:30 - Arrive 09:20|
|Wednesday||Delhi → Paro||Depart 10:20 - Arrive 13:00||Paro → Delhi||Depart 07:30 - Arrive 09:20|
|Thursday||Delhi → Paro||Depart 10:20 - Arrive 13:00||Paro → Delhi||Depart 07:30 - Arrive 09:20|
|Saturday||Delhi → Paro||Depart 12:35 - Arrive 16:15||Paro → Delhi||Depart 08:30 - Arrive 11:35|
|SECTOR||FLIGHT NO||DEP DATE||DEP DAY||DEP TIME||ARR TIME||DURATION|
|FROM 1ST AUGUST 2023 TO 31ST DECEMBER 2023|
|CCU - PBH||B3 701||OCT : 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31||MON, TUE, WED, FRI, SAT, SUN||08:15||09:55||01h 10 Direct Flight|
|CCU - PBH||B3 701||NOV : 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30||MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN||08:15||09:55||01h 10 Direct Flight|
|CCU - PBH||B3 701||DEC : 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 31||TUE, THU, FRI, SUN||1440||1630|
|PBH - CCU||B3 700||OCT : 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31||MON, TUE, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN||08:15||11:15||01h 10 Direct Flight|
|PBH - CCU||B3 700||NOV : 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30, 31||MON, TUE, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN||10:35||11:15||01h 10 Direct Flight|
|PBH - CCU||B3 700||DEC : 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29||MON, TUE, THU, FRI||10:35||11:15||01h 10 Direct Flight|
|Airlines||Flight No||Origin||Departure||Destination||Dep Days|
|Drukair-Royal Bhutan Airlines||KB 541||[GAU]||15:20||[PBH]||Every Sunday|
|Drukair-Royal Bhutan Airlines||KB 541||[GAU]||15:20||[PBH]||Every Thursday [Start from 6th April]|
|Drukair-Royal Bhutan Airlines||KB 540||[PBH]||08:05||[GAU]||Every Saturday|
|Drukair-Royal Bhutan Airlines||KB 540||[PBH]||08:05||[GAU]||Every Wednesday [Start from 12th April]|
Surat is not only known for its diamond and textile industries, but also for its avid travellers who have travelling in their blood. People of Surat like to travel a lot and explore different destinations. Moreover, Surat is also famous for its delectable cuisine, ranging from street food to fine dining experiences. It's a food lover's paradise!
In addition to its rich cultural heritage, Surat has many historical landmarks such as Surat Castle and the Dutch Garden that are worth visiting. These landmarks provide a glimpse into the city's past and offer a fascinating experience for history buffs.
Surat is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches in India, such as Dumas Beach and Tithal Beach. These beaches are popular tourist destinations, especially during the summer months. Visitors can indulge in various water activities, such as swimming, sunbathing, and boating. The scenic beauty of these beaches is truly mesmerizing, making them an ideal getaway for nature lovers.
In conclusion, Surat is a multifaceted city that has a lot to offer to both locals and tourists alike. Whether you are looking for historical landmarks, delicious cuisine, or stunning beaches, Surat has it all! So, pack your bags and get ready to explore this amazing city.
If you are planning to book a Bhutan Tour Package from Surat, the best time to visit Bhutan is from October to December. This is because the weather during this time is driest and brightest, allowing tourists to explore the stunning beauty of the country without any interruptions. Autumn months, especially from September to November, see less rainfall and clear skies with chill weather at high altitudes, making it an ideal time for trekking and hiking enthusiasts.
Winter (December - February) in Bhutan is a dream destination for photographers. The weather during this time is most pleasant, and clear sunny skies provide the opportunity to capture some of the best pictures of snow-capped mountains and prayer flags fluttering against snowy backdrops. Moreover, many Dzongs and Monasteries hold the annual Tshechu festival during winter, adding to the charm of this season. Some notable Tshechus during this period are Monggar Tshechu in November end, Trashigang Tshechu from November 30 onwards, Lhuntse Tshechu from 29 December onwards, and Trongsa Tshechu during December 30 - January 1. However, it's essential to note that although the daytime is pleasant during winter, nights can be bone-chilling cold, so make sure to pack warm clothes.
Spring (March to May) in Bhutan is an enchanting season, especially because it''s the time for rhododendron bloom. The valleys of Bhutan are decorated with wild poppy and many other flowers with no name, making it a haven for nature lovers. This is also the best time for hiking, and hikers from different parts of the world throng Bhutan to explore its breathtaking trails. If you are an adventure lover, then you can plan for Paro Taksang Hiking, Bumdrak Monastery Hiking, Jomolhari Laya Gasa Trek during your Bhutan Tour from Surat.
In conclusion, Bhutan is a year-round destination that offers an unparalleled experience to its visitors. No matter which season you choose to visit, the natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality of the Bhutanese people will leave an everlasting impression on you. So, plan your Bhutan Tour Package from Surat and get ready to explore the Land of Thunder Dragon.
|JANUARY||12.6 / -2.5°C||9.5 / -5.8°C||17 / 4.3°C|
|FEBRUARY||14.7 / 0.7°C||13 / 1.6°C||19 / 7.9°C|
|MARCH||16.6 / 3.9°C||14.5 / 0.6°C||22.8 / 10.4°C|
|APRIL||19 / 7.2°C||17.5 / 4.6°C||26.2 / 12.9|
|MAY||22.5 / 13.2°C||23.5 / 10.6°C||29.1 / 17.7°C|
|JUNE||24.6 / 15.3°C||25.4 / 14.2°C||29.2 / 20.1°C|
|JULY||25.7 / 15.5°C||26.8 / 14.9°C||30.4 / 20.6°C|
|AUGUST||25 / 15.7°C||25.3 / 14.7°C||29.1 / 20°C|
|SEPTEMBER||22.2 / 15°C||23.4 / 11.8°C||27.5 / 19.1°C|
|OCTOBER||20.8 / 10.5°C||18.7 / 7.4°C||26.1 / 14.3°C|
|NOVEMBER||18.8 / 5°C||13.8 / 1.4°C||22.6 / 9.6°C|
|DECEMBER||15.4 / -1.3°C||11.2 / -1.5°C||19.1 / 6.2°C|
|THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING PLACES AND THE ENTRY FEES|
|Tashichhoe Dzong (Fort)||Thimphu||Nu.1000||Mon-Fri from 5pm & Sat-Sun from 9am to 6pm|
|Buddha Dordenma Statue||Thimphu||Nu.1000||Time-9am to 5pm|
|Thimphu Memorial Chorten||Thimphu||Nu.1000||Anytime|
|Changangkha Lhakhang (Temple)||Thimphu||Nu.1000||Anytime between 8am to 5pm|
|Takin Preservation Centre||Thimphu||Nu.300||9am to 5pm|
|Simtokha Dzong (Fort)||Thimphu||Nu.1000||9am to 5pm|
|National Library||Thimphu||No Entry Fee||9am to 5pm on Mon to Fri|
|The Royal Textile Museum||Thimphu||Nu.250||Mon to Sat from 9am to 4pm|
|National Institute for Zorig Chusum (Painting School)||Thimphu||Nu.100||Mon to Fri 10am to 3:30pm|
|Simply Bhutan||Thimphu||Nu. 1200||Open from 9am to 4pm all days except Tuesday|
|Folk Heritage Museum||Thimphu||Nu.50||Open from 9am to 4pm on Mon to Sun|
|PUNAKHA SIGHTSEEING PLACES AND THE ENTRY FEES|
|Punakha Dzong (Fort)||Punakha||Nu.1000||11am to 1pm & 3pm to 5pm (Nov to May) and other time anytime bwtn 9am to 5pm|
|Chimmi Lhakhang (Temple)||Punakha||Nu.1000||9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm|
|PARO SIGHTSEEING PLACES AND THE ENTRY FEES|
|Kyichu Lhakhang (temple)||Paro||Nu.1000||9am to 12pm & 1pm to 4pm|
|Rinpung Dzong (Fort)||Paro||Nu.1000||9am to 5pm (Summer) & 9am to 4pm (Winter)|
|Dobji Dzong||Paro||Nu.1000||9am to 5pm|
|National Museum of Bhutan||Paro||Nu.300||Opens from 9am to 4pm throughout the week except on govt & local holidays|
|Taktshang (Tiger Nest Monastery)||Paro||Nu.1000||9am to 5pm|
|TRONGSA SIGHTSEEING PLACES AND THE ENTRY FEES|
|Trongsa Dzong||Trongsa||Nu.1000||9am to 5pm (Summer ) & 9am to 4pm (Winter)|
|Trongsa Ta Dzong (Watch tower)||Trongsa||Nu.1000||9am to 5pm (Summer ) & 9am to 4pm (Winter)|
|BUMTHANG SIGHTSEEING PLACES AND THE ENTRY FEES|
|Jampa Lhakhang||Bumthang||Nu.1000||9am to 5pm (Summer ) & 9am to 4pm (Winter)|
|PHUNTSHOLING SIGHTSEEING PLACES AND THE ENTRY FEES|
|Rinchending Goenpa (temple)||Phuntsholing||Nu.1000||9am to 5pm|
|Palden Tashi Choling Shedra||Phuntsholing||Nu.1000||9am to 5pm|
Welcome to Paro Airport, Bhutan for your much awaited Bhutan Package Tour from Surat. As the aircraft enters the Paro valley, look down and you will see the Paro Dzong on the hillside overlooking Paro Chu (river) with Ta Dzong. You will be received by our representative at the airport and on the way to Thimphu, halt at Chojum to take photographs of confluence of two rivers of Bhutan, Thumpu Chu and Paro Chu. Reach Thimphu, hotel check-in and get refresh. The entire day is free to roam around Thimphu City. Night Stay at the hotel in Thimphu.
Today it is the second day of your Surat to Bhutan Tour Packages. Obviously after a long and hectique journey, you would need rest to be fresh. Have a good morning in Thimphu while Sun shower the valley with its gentle warmth of love, start your day with a cup of hot Suja - Butter Tea. It is a special drink that is consumed all over Bhutan with pride. It is made of one tablespoon of tea leaves, one block of butter, salt to taste, and one table spoon of milk powder. Obviously it is a refreshing drink. Enjoy your tea, get fresh up and then jump to the breakfast table. After having sumptuous breakfast, dress up and get ready to explore some of the great attractions of Thimphu - The Capital City of Bhutan.
The National Memorial Chorten - Also known as Thimphu Chorten is a site for evening prayer. The chorten was build in the third King memory, and it was continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. The idea to construct this landmark was proposed by Bhutan third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk (the father of modern Bhutan), who has wished to erect a monument to the World for peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after Majesty's untimely death, it served as a memorial to the late King and a monument of peace.
The CLock Tower - Located at the centre of the Thimphu Town, the Clock Tower Square is an architectural wonder one can behold during Bhutan package tour. This tower differs from every other construction or building in Bhutan. It is basically a tower with four clock faces in four directions. The tower depicts of Bhutanese architecture pattern which is basically painted or engraved on wood. The tower is decorated with many intricately carved floral patterns, paintings, and replica of dragons. The dragons on the tower are facing each clock in the tower, which is interesting to look at. The dragon is a holy animal in Bhutanese culture, and it stands for the country's independence.
As this place is a prime attraction among locals and travelers in Bhutan, most people come here in the evening to see and enjoy the exquisite carvings and paintings. This tower is one of the busiest locations in town because there are numerous restaurants, gift shops, and hotels nearby. The square is in close proximity to a number of trade fairs, concerts, and other events. The area of clock tower and its surroundings occasionally hosts live music events, which makes the place vibrant and full of life and energy. You can buy gifts for your family and friends at one of the many shopping centers in the area. There is a little playground for children that are also a great place for a picnic and a fun evening activity.
Sakyamuni Buddha - On the top of Kuensel Phodrang hill sits the statue of Great Buddha Dordenma. The 51.5-meter long gilded bronze statue would surely attract you, and the uninterrupted view of the valley would leave you spellbound. This site is also known as Buddha Viewpoint.
Changangkha Lhakhang - At Thimphu, you will come across several monasteries and temples, but Changangkha Lhakhang is the most important religious structure amongst all. The fabric is dedicated to Avalokiteshvara, a sign of compassion dating back to the 15th century, the oldest in the region, and from here, enjoy the grand view of Thimphu valley.
Takin Zoo - In here, you will find the National animal of Bhutan, "Takin". Takin is one of the most endangered species of the World, and it is available only in Bhutan, preserved in open habitat.
Trashi Chhoe Dzong - Or the Fortress of the Glorious Region is another 'must visit' site on a Bhutan Tour. Situated on the west bank of Wang Chhu River, the Trashi Chhoe Dzong is the formal coronation site of the fifth King that hosts the annual Tsechu festival. This Dzong was built in the year 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, later it was reconstructed in the 1960s in a traditional Bhutanese manner, without the use of nails or architectural plans. Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu.
As your Hot Ngaja (a Sweet Bhutanese milk tea) arrives sip into it while enjoying the beautiful valley from the room. Post breakfast heads towards Punakha Tour. Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan is much backward from the chaotic city life at an elevation of 1200 m, which makes this place quite warm in winter and chill during summer. The valley is famous for Red and White Rice farming along the Pho and Mo Chu river's stretch. En-route visit.
Dochula Pass : Is a must visit tourist destination during any Bhutan Tour Package. It is merely 1 hrs drive from the city of Thimphu. While going to Punakha from Thimphu, this magnificent view point can be seen at 10,000 feet altitude. On a clear day wide range of Eastern Himalayan snow capped mountain peaks can be seen clearly from this view point. Decorated with colorful prayer flags, 108 Chortens are the main attraction of this place.
Druk Wangyal Chorten or 108 memorial Chortens of Dochula Pass was built in 2005 on instruction by the Queen Mother of Bhutan - Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. It was build to commemorate the memory of the brave Bhutanese soldier who scarified their life in 2003 Assamese insurgents. So, when you are on Bhutan Tour, don't miss this great attraction.
Punakha Dzong : Also known as "The Palace of Great Happiness", Punakha Dzong is located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu (father) and Mo Chhu (mother) rivers in the Punakha–Wangdue valley. This Dzong is the most picturesque of all Bhutan ancient fortresses and it joins the mainland by an arched wooden bridge that contains many precious relics from the days when successive kings reigned the Kingdom from this Punakha valley.
Suspension Bridge : This hidden treasure in the Punakha Valley connects the rest of the valley to the old administrative center of Punakha Dzongkhag. The whole deck is covered with prayer flags and provides a perfect spot for bird watching and photography.
Chimi Lhakhang (Fertility Temple) : Stationed at the top of a hillock, the Chimi Lhakhang is a site dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley. Known as the 'Divine Madman,' Lama Drukpa Kuenley is said to use songs, humor, and outrageous behavior to preach his teachings. Chimi Lhakhang temple is believed to be the temple of fertility, and the Bhutanese hold a strong belief that childless couples are blessed by Lama Drukpa Kuenley if they visit the temple and pray for a child. The road to the temple follows a picturesque rural trail through the paddy field that takes visitors to the temple from the road, and after crossing the paddy field, you will find a tiny stream from where Chimi Lhakhang is just a short climb away. Overnight stayat hotel in Punakha.
As the Sun shines up high in the Land of Happiness, open your eyes to a beautiful morning of Punakha in the lap of serene nature, and sip into your cup of hot tea while admiring the green valley from your bed before moving towards Phobjikha Valley post breakfast.
Phobjikha Valley (3000 m) : A treat for all nature lovers, and an idle place for spotting various birds, including the famous Black Necked Cranes that migrate to this valley. Being one of the most important wildlife preserves in Bhutan, this serene and untouched beauty of nature away from the hustle-bustle of the city life is a pleasure to enjoy with the happiest people surrounding the entire region that makes this place worth the visit. The Phobjikha Valley is the largest and the widest in Bhutan and is known for the panoramic vistas with tranquil nature that not only call the nature lovers to witness its beauty but also traps the adventure buffs who wish to follow the trekking and hiking routes while exploring the untouched beauty of nature. The valley is famous for rare endangered Black Necked Cranes. Soak the beauty of the most beautiful valley and enjoy the serenity, tranquility of the valley. After enjoying a blissful day in Phobjikha Valley return to Punakha. Overnight at Hotel.
On the fifth day of your Bhutan Tour Package from Surat, with the sun craving its way down while illuminating the gorgeous Punakha Valley, begin the day with some hearty breakfast and start the journey towards Paro City.
The picturesque Paro town, located at an elevation of 2200 m. Paro valley is the most extensive valley in entire Bhutan and is blessed with mesmerizing nature, fertile rice fields, deep valleys, and a crystalline river. The beautiful view of the mountains, clear sky, and dense coniferous forest with chirping birds can make you fall in love with its first glimpse. En-route enjoy Paro sightseeing –
National Museum of Bhutan : In 1968, The National Museum of Bhutan was built, which stands inside the ancient Ta-dzong building that showcases Bhutan culture and is stationed right above Rinpung Dzong in Paro. This museum is the house of beautiful specimens from Bhutanese art and culture, with main highlights are the paintings and bronze statues which are placed in extensive galleries, from where you can get to know a lot about Bhutan art and culture.
Rinpung Dzong : Built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam.
The Paro town is full of Dzongs (monasteries), where you can join the monks for prayers as they wrap themselves in red robes with priceless smiles or walk down to the bed of Paro Chu and dip your feet in the cold crystalline water. Overnight at hotel in Paro.
As the sun rays touch the beautiful Paro valley, wake up in the middle of Mother Nature and relish the beautiful view of the river and mountains in a single frame. Enjoy the gala spread but make sure to add some protein to it, as climbing to the top of the Taksang Monastery and back will require a good boost.
Taktsang Monastery : After covering 1,200 meters on a fierce cliff, you will reach this sacred site known as the Tiger Nest. Once you climb to the top, take a deep breath of the fresh air and soother the eyes and soul with the stunning view of the scenic surroundings and the valley lying underneath—the Taktsang Monastery, established by Sain Guru Rinpoche, who came to Bhutan in 747 CE. Construction was of the complex was completed in 1694. After 3 hours of some adventurous trek, discover the Tiger Nest monastery, and if you wish, opt for a horse ride from the parking lot to reach the top. While trekking, witness the glorious view of the Paro town, with its lush green valleys, sparkling river, clear blue sky, and moving clouds, in short, enjoy nature at its best. Overnight in Paro.
|Location||Approx 11.7 km from Paro town, Bhutan|
|Elevation||3,120 meters (10,236ft) above sea level|
|Duration of the Tiger's Nest hike||5-6 hours (Back and forth)|
|Tiger's Nest Trekking Distance||4 Miles (6.43 Kilometers) - Round Trip|
|Tiger's Nest Trek Difficulty||Moderate - Steep Ascend|
|Best Months to Visit Tiger's Nest Monastery||March, April, May and September, October, November, December|
|Gears needed to hike Tiger's Nest||Normal hiking shoes, Water bottle, Some snacks, energy bars, Camera, Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Walking Pole/Stick|
|Opening time of Tiger's Nest Monastery||(October-March) 8 am-1 pm and 2 pm-5 pm |
(April-September) 8 am-1 pm and 2 pm-6 pm daily
This is the 7th day of this Kolkata to Bhutan trip and this day also going to be exciting one. Today it's an excursion day for Chele La Pass. As Bhutan is mountainous regions, many places are interconnected with one another with passes. Among several passes, the Chele la Pass is the highest motor able pass which connects Paro city with Haa Valley. There are many famous trekking and hiking trail also preferred by many travelers especially foreigners. Anyhow let's explore Chele La.
To get into Chele La, you need to start early. As it is located at very high altitude (13,000 ft / 3,988 m), you will get almost nothing to eat there. So do a heavy breakfast and packed up your bags with heavy lunch and bottled drinking water. Soon after you leave the Paro City, you will notice the topographical changes and find yourself among the thick forest of pine, far and spruce. The road is smooth, heavily thick with evergreen dense conifers and beauty around it is mind blowing. On the way enjoy the scenic unadulterated beauty of nature and feel the freshness of air. It’s amazing. Soon you will encounter with snow all around. As you go higher, more snow you experience on both side of the road along with trees gently covered with milky loose snow. Finally reach the highest point of the pass. Generally it is very windy and bone chilling cold. On a clear sunny day one can witness the spectacular views of Mount Jumolhari (2nd highest peak in Bhutan), Jichu Drake, other northern peaks. The view from here is really awesome. The place is heavily decorated with colorful prayer flags all around. You can stroll the adjacent area and capture the beauty through your lenses. There is a small shop run by local people where you can enjoy hot 2 minute maggi noodles and tea. After spending some memorable moment there, either you can proceed for Haa valley (25k,m / 1hrs) or return back to Paro. Rest of the time is free for leisure. Overnight at Paro hotel.
Due to high altitude ((13,000 ft / 3,988 m) this pass is best visited between ends of April to end of June. This is summer season and best view of snow clad mountains, the magic of rhododendron, and vibrant landscape of the valleys surrounding the pass can be witnessed. This is best time for family vacation, picnic and trekking. After June i.e. from July to end of September monsoon will cover the area and travelling becomes risky. From October to March winter prevail the area and entire region comes under thick blanket of snow. Unbearable bone chilling cold ruin the normal life here and it become inaccessible too. So, if anyone wants to experience this pass, let’s book your Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata between ends of March to end of June.
|PLACE / LOCATION||DISTANCE||ALTITUDE (M)|
|Chelela - Gangkarpo||2 hrs walk||3900 - 4100 m|
|Gungkarpo - Kalela||1.30 hrs walk||4100 - 3700 m|
|Kalela - Nigula (camp site)||4 hrs walk||3700 - 3800 m|
|Ningula - Sagala||6 hrs walk||3800 - 3700 m|
|Sagala - Talung||3 hrs walk||3700 - 3000 m|
After early breakfast, start for Paro Airport with a sweet Bhutan Tour memory to cherish forever.
Bhutan Package Reviews
4.9 Stars Rating, out of 5
based on 279 Reviews
Very very nice arrangements during the stay at Bhutan for a week. The tour car is best and having smooth driving with polite nature behavior. Rooms are excellent. NatureWings is very reasonable in commercial. I am planing for next tour with them only.
We went on to Bhutan Tour with my family and was organized by your NATUREWINGS Kolkata. We have enjoyed our holidays very much and everthing was well organized by the team.
During the tour Ms Sabitra guided us very well and there was good co-operation and guidance from the driver. The hotels were Also good with good food. Naturewings won our heart ..
Hi Soumalya, We are very much thankful to you for planning entire Bhutan Package Tour from Mumbai with so proper itinerary, without any hectic schedule. We were able to enjoy all beautiful places, clicking lots of photographs without any worries about reaching to next destination. Hotels were good. Food was great. Especially, we enjoyed ourselves much at Mrs. Sonam's house. She was a gem, very warm and kind hearted lady and great cook. We enjoyed food at her place more than any other since it was home made with love and care. Special thanks to her and Mr Sonam too. Mr. Parmesh, our driver was very helpful too and entertained us lot. He was our part-time guide too.
Once again, I thank you for responding all my queries so patiently and Mr Sandip Raha too (I got a first introductory call from him as soon as I had put my query late in the night around 11 PM) and for completing our trip with success and lots of good memories in Bhutan. I will blindly recommend NatureWings to anyone who is looking for Bhutan Trip in future.
"I booked my Bhutan Package with NatureWings for me & my friend. We two gals traveled with nice car & good young driver. It was really enjoyable. I want to say that they are best in Bhutan sector. I also want to tell travel people that if there r senior citizens then book for them the hotels which has lift to go upstairs or set their stay on ground level but up views are always more beautiful. Thanks to NatureWings for memorable & beautiful stay in Bhutan. Bhutan is very beautiful & peaceful country with very beautiful people as well. You have to definitely try with this sector. If I go again to Bhutan then only I will book with NatureWings."
"Had a memorable Bhutan Vacation (Oct 2017) with NatureWings. Special thanks to Mr. Suman Paul for planning the trip. Also, the operations team in Bhutan supported us very well, many thanks to Ms. Sabitra.
We were 9 adults accompanied by two infants. We were given a comfortable 16 seater coaster. The driver and tour guide were very well informed and friendly. We had a pleasant stay (2N) at Osel, Thimpu. Punakha was splendid with Zhinkham Resorts (1N). In Paro, due to lack of availability we were given two rooms in Tashinamgay and Taktsang (3N). While Tashinamgay was good, I would not recommend Taktsang Boutique Resort at all.
Overall we had a great experience in the beautiful country of Bhutan... Tashi Delek!"
"A very well organised Bhutan Trip from Delhi by Mr. Sandip n his team. Despite a few initial hiccups (the hotel we had locked down initially in the package wasn't available n had to settle for another one), everything went on rather smoothly. Had a great time and a special thanks to the guide Mr. Somnath. Kudos team naturewings n thank you from all of us."
"First of all we very much thanks of Mr. Sandeep Raha for arranged such a nice Bhutan Tour from Mumbai for us. Everything was great!!! Hotels, Meals, Sightseeing etc. We Can say Mr Sandeep & his team mates had arranged 'Free Trouble Tour' for us. Thanx for Mr.Sandeep & His Team."
"We travelled to Bhutan with NatureWings and it was really a wonderful and memorable trip. Mr Sandip (Director) of Naturewings had made excellent itinerary he had taken care of the smallest details & Mr. Suman paul had done a great job. Thanks for everything."
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The national language of Bhutan is Dzongkha.
Thimphu, also spelled as Thimbu is the capital city of Bhutan situated at the lap of Himalaya over 2000m altitude.
Bhutanese ngultrum (BTN) is the official currency of the Kingdom of Bhutan. It is 1:1 or sometime 0.99 Indian rupees.
The international country code of Bhutan +975. If you are calling Bhutan from abroad, make sure you add this to the beginning of any number.
For travelling Bhutan you can carry currency note of Reserve Bank of India with denominations above Rs. 100/- i.e. Rs. 500/- and Rs. 1,000/-
You can purchase Bhutanese SIM Card on arrival from Paro International Airport’s visitor information centre, or from branch offices of Bhutan Telecom and TashiCell, or from authorised agents in towns.
Whether it is commercially or recreationally, to fly a drone in Bhutan, you must get a permit. Without permit flying Drone in Bhutan is treated as offence. For more details you can get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
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