My wife and I are going to Bhutan in 2nd week of May,in a photo tour, and will be having standard itinerary of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha, 2 days each. After this we will separate from the group, and have 2 days extra. How shall we use them? Explore more in Paro or in Thimphu or shall we squeeze in an overnight trip to Bumthang region with a hope of different experience, terrain and additional photo opportunities?
Im planning for a Bhutan trip on my cycle this May? Any tips
DAY 1 "Arrival at 5:45am in New Jalpaiguri, Head to Phuentsholing" Cab 142 kms 4hours
DAY 2 Phuentsholing to Paro Cab 149 Kms 4hours
DAY 3 Paro Cab full day
DAY 4 Paro Cab full day
DAY 5 Paro to Thimpu Cab 73 Kms 2hours
DAY 6 Thimpu Cab full day
DAY 7 Thimpu to Punakha Cab 70 Kms 3.5hours
DAY 8 Punakha to Wangduephodrang Cab 13 Kms 1hours
DAY 9 "Punakha/ Wangduephodrang to Trongsa" Cab 129 Kms 4.5hours
DAY 10 Trongsa to Bhumthang Cab 68 Kms 2.5hours
DAY 11 Bhumthang to Phuentsholing Cab 415 Kms 7hours
DAY 12 Phuentsholing Cab full day
DAY 13 "Phuentsholing to New Jalpaiguri to Kolkata" Cab & Train "Road - 142 Kms; Train - Darjeeling Mail" 4hours
Rough Budget (in INR per person)
Main Travel 7500
Local Travel (Rs 600 for 12 days) 7200
Stay (Rs 800 for 12 days) 9600
Food (Rs 500 for 16 days) 8000
What are the things that need to be changed?
Does this look too hectic?
We plan to take share cabs between the above places.
Awaiting your responses!
I will be going to Paro in end April. My flight is from Hong Kong arriving to Kathmandu at 22:00, but then my next flight to Paro is the next day at 0925. It's approx 10 hours in between so I hesitate to book a hotel just for that, as well to pay the Nepal visa just for few hours.
Would that be safe to stay in the airport overnight? Or I have the access to get in to the Kathmandu airport lounge, would they be opened until the next morning?
I am travelling to Bhutan in April and have been advised to get tetanus , typhoid and Hep A injections.Do people think it is really necessary.
Would appreciate advice.
Where is All Star Hot Gals Nightlife club located
Am in Australia can any experienced person tell me of best fights from here to Bhutan please
hi, i have my flight to paro from kolkata, and while return i have a train from hasimara, my question is that, whether i can travel to phuentsholing with the entry permit itself or will i require a seperate route permit to travel to phuentsholing.
Please tell me how to go to Lobesa from Phuntsholing directly. Where to stay there at Lobesa (chea hotels please)?
Hi, I am based at Bhutan. If you are looking for suggestions and guidance on travel to Bhutan and to help you with your itinerary, do let me know, thanks
I am trying to visit Bhutan on June of 2104. I didn't found any flight to Bhutan from United State of America. Is there any flight come to Bhutan from USA.
I am planning for a Bhutan trip. Starting on 5th of October from Sealdah ( Kolkata) and got tickets for Kolkata on 12th from Hasimara. Please suggest an itinerary and weather condition.I have no hotel booking in advance ,so suggest me the best possible itinerary.Also tell me can I go to Bumthang?
I am going for a business trip to thimphu, whole day I will be busy meetings. where can i have some fun at the night
I am planning a trip to Bhutan in late January or early February next year. What are my chances to see snowfall in Paro and Thimpu? Could anyone please help me. I would also like to know what are the charges of Hotel Gangtey Palace in Paro. Please help. Thanks a lot in advance.
Just have 3 days. After landing at Paro, should I devote 2 days to Paro or travel to Thimpu and spend the days there? Third day return.
I am an Indian national, planning a 5 days holiday in Bhutan in June 2013. Can someone suggest which places I should be visiting
Has anyone been o this festival : Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang Oct 18, 2013 Oct 22, 2013?
Where exactly is it (easy to get to ?) and how much time should we foresee for this?
We want to go to Bhutan in October for 2 weeks in combination with 4 days of Katmandu. Any suggestions for itinerary?
From a travel agent we received this proposal:
Day 1 arrival Paro
Dag 2 Paro
Dag 3 Paro – Thimpu via Haa
Dag 4 Thimpu
Dag 5 Thimpu – Wangdue via Punakha
Dag 6 Wangdue – Trongsa
Dag 7 Trongsa – Bumthang valley
Dag 8 Bumthang valley
Dag 9 Bumthang – Mongar via Ura
Dag 10 Mongar / excursie Khoma
Dag 11 Mongar – Trashigang
Dag 12 Trashigang / excursion Tashi Yangste
Dag 13 Trashigang – Samdrup Jongkar
Dag 14 leave Samdrup Jongkar
Is this offering a good diverse view of the highlights or is it missing some must sees?
I am looking online for tours to Bhutan. The one thing i want to include on an itinery is a trip to Phuentsholing where Bhutan meets India and theres a Crocodile farm.
Does anyone happen to know any bhutan tours that goes to Phuentsholing. It would be good to make this trip without having to finish the tour by crossing into India. As i think most tours prefer you to have a return ticket from Thailand
I have a plan to enter Bhutan through Phuntshilong border by road and my first destination will be Thimphu.
So far, I understand that I will be given permit for Thimphu at Phuntshilong border.
My question is do I need to have separate permits for Paro, Punakha, Bumthang, Wangdue, Gangtey, Trongsa, Lhuntse & Trashigang?
How long it takes to get this permit and what are the costs relating to this?
Where should i buy Bhutan Dress?
Hi, I am Tareque from Bangladesh.
a. Is it possible to travel independently in Bhutan for Bangladeshi citizens?
b. After arriving at Phuentsholing, via India, can I hire a minibus to reach Paro or Thimphu? How much it might cost per person?
c. Alternately, is good bus services available at Phuentsholing?
Thanks for the help.
Can Australians do an independent tour of Bhutan say for 10 days...how hard is it to get a visa.
Hello, I have been trying to get a room for 2 nights in May for a family of husband,wife and teenager son. We need one room only.
The hotels that look good on the website are all sold out. Please help me find a clean and comfortable hotel near the river.
We are planning a trip to Bhutan and this is our tentative itinerary --
Day 1 -- drive from gangtok and reach Phuntscholing by road, if we get permit soon, then proceed to Paro otherwise stay for a night at Phuntscholing
Day 2 -- Paro
Day 3-- Paro
Day 4 -- paro to Thimphu
Day 5 -- thimphu
Day 6 -- Thimphu
Day 7 -- kept it free( suggestions required)
Day 8 -- suggestions required
Day 9 -- return to Phuntscholing and proceed to India.
We want to do one home stay and get an insight into Bhutanese medicine.
Which place is Bhutan is best to do our shopping -- Paro or Thimphu?
Thank you all,
Did anyone who has travelled or is travelling to Bhutan have to sign a Release Form regarding liability release of risk and guarantee from your tour company. This is the first time we have been sent these forms which release our legal rights. We are not trekking, just travelling as a pair with a driver and tour guide. Are all drivers experienced and the condition of motor vehicles in excellent road worthy condition. Thank you.
We are a family of husband, wife and a 14 year old boy. I wish to know the following --
1. Is it a must to go through a travel agent/ tour operator? We are Indian nationals.
2. We plan to go to Bhutan in the 1st week or 2 nd week of May this year, what are the places we can cover in 8 to 9 days? We are interested in scenic locations, easy treks, home stays and a bit of culture and massages. Would be grateful for any suggestions for an itenary.
3. We propose to drive down from the city of Gangtok in Sikkim, India. So would be entering from Pheuntsholing. Is that the right route or is there any better option?
Thank you so much.
I am interested in going to Bhutan with my wife from England.
I need some advice where to start and how to find travel agents to Bhutan. Also visas, tours etc. We are not into treaking but just like to visit for around 10 nights.
What are the costs for travel to Bhutan, perhaps i should combine it with Nepal (Kathmandu)
All advice suggestions would be appreciated, thanks, Bal
We are two seniors (not very athletic - more cultural types) traveling to Bhutan in early April and have several quotes from agents and want to know if there is positive or negative feedback about them or alternative suggestions:
Yetis and Dragons, Bhutan Travelers, Asia Transpacific Tours.
I need to send a letter (because of a promise I made to someone) to Tamshing Goemba and I need the full address. Anyone knows???
I just know: Chokhor Valley, Jakar. Is it enough???
Thank you all!