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The Land of Thunder Dragon - Bhutan ( With Flight)

Thimphu ● Paro ● Punakha ● Tiger Nest


The remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is well known for its untouched wilderness, rich Buddhist culture and a history steeped in mystique and legends. A country where a land's worth is measured differently, 'Gross National Happiness' instead of 'Gross Domestic Product'. Bhutan - "the land of thunder dragon". It is the only country in the world to retain the Tantric form of 'Mahayana Buddhism' as its official religion. Beauty and wisdom are revealed at each dzong, every gompa and, most incredibly, in the eyes of every smiling Buddhist monk you meet. On a gentle voyage through Paro, Thimphu and Punakha, uncover a purity of culture and traditions of Bhutan during famous Paro Tsechus festival with 50+ Voyagers Travel and Adventure Club, exclusively for 50+ Aged and Senior Citizens.

  • Unveil the last Shangri-La, majestically framed by the Eastern Himalayas and inundated with Buddhist culture.
  • Visit ancient temples, mountain monasteries and meet the friendly Bhutanese people
  • Experience the literature, religion, customs, the monastic practices of the monasteries in Thimphu.
  • Visit to the Chimmi Lhakhang, a fertility temple dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, a Tibetan Buddhist saint known popularly as Divine Madman.
  • Witness religious mask dances, receive blessings and socialize with Bhutanese during famous paro Tshechus festival.
  • Shop at vibrant Thimphu Bazaar - Bhutanese Handicrafts displaying a wide range of beautifully hand-woven textiles and craft products.

Detail Itinerary

  • The Magical Paro Valley and Thimphu

    In the morning board international flight from Kolkata to Paro and glide through the spectacular snow-capped lash green 18,000 ft high mountains of Himalayas to land in the Paro airport, Bhutan. From Paro airport, proceed through mountains and valleys to hotel at Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.

    In the evening, enjoy your leisure time to shop at local markets for Lungta Handicraft, trinkets of turquoise and coral and winter clothes. Return back to hotel for dinner and good sleep.

    Note: If you are joining from Bangalore or other cities in India, you need to reach Kolkata one day early and stay overnight to catch morning flight to Paro from Kolkata. We would be happy to assist you in hotel booking and airport transfer at Kolkata on additional payment basis.

  • Discover the tradition and heritage of Bhutanese Culture

    Look out for a misty morning in Thimphu from the window of your room. See how the white foggy curtain draped over the valley slowly disappears, giving way to astonishing range of snow clad and ever green mountains. Enjoy delicious breakfast and then get ready for an exciting day ahead.

    We shall visit Memorial Chorten which was constructed in 1974 as a memorial for the third King of the country, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who is widely regarded as the father of modern Bhutan and People from all walks of life come and worship for the sentient beings.

    Proceed to Changangkha lhakhang, an early medieval Buddhist temple situated on a ridge overlooking the city, near Mothithang on the outskirts of Thimphu. The temple is the oldest temple in Thimphu and was constructed by Lama Phajo Drukgom Zhigpo in the 12 century AD. The temple offers an excellent view of the city of Thimphu from its courtyard.

    Enjoy a Bhutanese style lunch and in the afternoon drive through blue pine and poplars to Tashichho Dzong. It is a Buddhist monastery cum fortress at the northern edge of Thimphu valley and was built on the western bank of the river Wang Chu. It has historically served as the seat of the Druk Desi or the Dharma Raja of Bhutan’s government.

    In the evening, join a Bhutanese Cultural Show and if you like, taste local Rice wine 'Ara', followed by dinner.

  • The Treasure of Fertile Land

    After a delicious breakfast, our journey continues to Punakha through Dochu La, a mountain pass at 12,000 ft height offering 270 degree gorgeous view of snow capped mountains. At a small cafeteria there, enjoy a cup of hot coffee or tea admiring the spectacular view of the majestic eastern Himalayan Ranges. Admire the tranquillity of Druk Wangyal Chortens, 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass. Construction of these 108 chortens was commissioned by the eldest Queen Mother, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk.

    As we proceed to Kingdom's richest agricultural land and most dramatic river valley, stop over at Chimi Lhakhang, the auspicious fertility monastery dedicated to Divine Madman. This Temple was built by lam Drukpa Kuenley (The Divine Madman) in 1499. As dusk settles, check in to your hotel located next to the river Mo Chum, enjoy your dinner and spend the night at leisure.

  • Wonders of Medieval Architecture

    Post breakfast, following the river Mo Chum, we shall reach north of Punakha Valley to visit Punakha Dzong which stands majestically at the junction of the two rivers- Pho Chu and Mo chu. The Dzong was constructed by Sahbdrung Ngwang Namgyal Wangchuck in 1638 on the exact spot as prophesized by the Guru Rinpoche some 800 years ago. The Dzong is said to be the most beautiful of dzong in Bhutan and an outstanding structure with intense artwork, and the winter residence of the Je khempo (chief abbot). Post delicious lunch, we shall visit

    Longest Suspension Bridge - Just at the back side of the Fortress there is located the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan. It's about 10 minutes hike from the fortress. It connects a village to the paved road. The walk through the bridge will provide a scenic view of the river and the valley. It also gives you the excitement of shaking bridge when you walk on it.

    Punakha Nunnery - Perched on a ridge amid pine trees and overlooking valleys of Punakha and Wangduephodrang, gleams the magnificent structures of Nunnery Temple. The temple complex also houses a permanent higher learning and meditation centre for nuns where, apart from religious trainings, it provides life skill training such as tailoring, embroidery, statue making and thangka painting.

  • Explore Thimphu one more time..

    After early morning breakfast, we will be driven to Paro via Thimphu. After lunch we will have free time to walk around the town and shop for souvenirs. We shall visit a factory manufacturing traditional hand-made paper, produced from the bark of two species of trees and the method involves no chemicals. The time honored process is straightforward, stripping, drying, soaking and pulping dried by the sun.

    Enjoy a visit to the Motithang Takin Preserve, which was once a mini zoo. The area was converted into a preserve for Bhutan's national animal, Takin, which is a cross between a goat and an antelope. In the evening we shall proceed to Paro and check in to the hotel.

  • Experience the Tiger Nest Hike

    After early morning breakfast, We will take you for a morning hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as 'Tiger's Nest'. Hanging precariously and magically from a rather steep cliff, the Taktshang monastery is a monument of genuine pride for the Bhutanese nation. It defies architectural principles to the core and amazes tourists from around the world.

    It is a sight to behold. Taktsang or the Tigers lair as the monastery is called, it is widely regarded is one of the most important monuments of spiritual significance in Bhutan. Its history is deeply associated with the visit of Guru Padmasambhava, the revered Indian saint who came to Bhutan in the 8th century AD. The cave was named Taktsang after Guru Rinpoche flew into the cave from KurtoeSingyeDzong in eastern Bhutan while riding on a tigress. When he landed in the cave, he took the wrathful form of Guru DorjiDrolo who is regarded as one of the eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche to decimate the demons.

    From the road, the hike toward Taktsang follows an uphill route and takes approximately 3-4 hours at an average walking pace on a clear, sunny day. Horses are available and for those who unable to reach the monastery on foot; a Cafeteria half-way offers a magnificent view.

    If you are not interested for Tiger Nest hike, an alternate program of Farm Visit alongwith activities like archery, cultural interaction and shopping at thimphu market will be arranged. We shall return back to the hotel for a wonderful dinner.

  • Goodbye Paro

    Spend your morning at leisure. In noon, drive to the Paro airport. Bid goodbye to enchanting Bhutan and take wonderful lifetime memories of breathtaking, fascinating and unforgettable journey to the 'Last Shangri-la'!

Tour Schedule

14 - 20 May, 2018
7 Days/ 6 Nights

Tour Cost

From Kolkata with flight

Rs. 61,000

Per Person

Member Benefits

  • Senior Citizen Discount Rs. 2,000

What is included

What is excluded

  • Train/Airfare from your home-town to Kolkata and return.
  • Accomodation at Kolkata if required for nighstay before boarding morning flight from Kolkata.
  • International Travel Insurance.
  • Sightseeing and attraction tickets not mentioned in inclusions - Horse ride, trekking, river rafting, fishing.Coat/Jacket/Boot hire costs to visit snow points
  • Extension of stay beyond standard check in time 12:00 PM and Check out time 10:00 AM and upgrade of room category in hotels.
  • Expense of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax, rooms service, personal meal orders etc.
  • Meals and drinks not part of the group menu and not included as per service inclusions.
  • Any expenses caused due to personal illness, hospitalization or accident.
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as road blocks, landslide, accidents & any emergency evacuations.

How to make booking

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    You can either click on 'Book Now' button on this page or call us (+91) 8095767595 or email us to request booking

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    Send us a clear scanned copy of Identity, Address and Age proof - a copy of Indian Voter Id card or Indian Passport which is valid for more than 6 months from date of return of the trip.. You must carry same with you during tour.

  • 3

    Pay Rs. 20,000 as 'tour booking fee' by on-line transfer or cheque to the current bank account of 50+ Voyagers Travel and Adventure Club Pvt. Ltd.

  • 4

    Pay balance amount 45 days before tour departure date.

  • 5

    If you want us to make train/flight booking to Kolkata/Delhi, appx amount of same to be paid at time of booking. Remaining to be adjusted with balance payment.

  • 6

    If you prefer to stay at Kolkata overnight, before boarding morning flight to Paro from Kolkata on , let us know if you need hotel booking.

Special Travel and Health Guidelines for 50+ Aged

  • Indian nationals wishing to visit Bhutan must carry either (a) Passport having validity of minimum 6 months; or (b) Voter Identity Card, issued by the Election Commission of India.
  • May - the Spring is the magnificent season and known for pleasant weather and clear blue sky to visit Bhutan. Average temperature ranges between 18-24 degree C.
  • Paro (7700 ft), Thimphu (7600 ft) and Punakha (4500 ft) are valleys therefore do not need any trekking or hiking to visit sightseeing places. Dochu La Pass on the way to Punakha is at 10,334 ft height. While most of the monasteries and monuments at Bhutan are easily accessible and need climbing 10-50 steps, Tiger Nest is almost 2 hours climb ( elevation gain 3000 ft from Paro valley). There are ponies available for hire.
  • Bhutan follows a different time zone than India. It is GMT + 6 hours, which is 30 minutes ahead of Indian standard time.
  • Bhutan has a very strict policy about smoking. Smoking or sale of tobacco products is completely prohibited inside Bhutan. The fine is pretty high and it also includes jail time if you are caught.
  • Indian nationals travelling to Bhutan are advised not to bring Indian currency notes of the denominations of Rs. 500/- and Rs. 2000/- to Bhutan. However, Indian currency notes of Rs. 100/- and below are accepted in Bhutan.

What do our members say

  • ROOPA DHAWAN Academic Advisor, Trinity College London Bhutan - A dream come true! 6 days of sheer exhilarating excitement. And at 60 it made you feel rejuvenated and recharged. You pushed to limits you thought long gone and discovered latent potential and strength of body and mind. To boost us were motivating people like Sangita, Umiesh and Tej. Thanks for a well organised trip. The hotels were in strategic places where we soaked in the fresh mountain air and had panoramic views of God's creation. Lovely food and comfortable rooms. The Land of The Thunder Dragon is etched deep in my heart and will be a story to tell over and over again.
  • Jayachandran Menon Doctor, Bangalore We had the pleasure of travelling in the goup travel organised by 50+ Voyagers. It was to Hampi,Badami,Pattadakkal,Aihole etcThe travel to and fro was very comfortable. Similarly the accommodation at Hospet was excellent,so also the food.The sight seeing, the vehicles, the guides etc were of the best nature. The guides were well versed in the subject,well informed .We fully enjoyed the trip. The very personal care taken by these very young leaders is noteworthy.We never felt any deficiency during the entire travel period,thanks to Ms.Sangitha and her organisational skills.
  • Mythra MG Govt Officer, Bangalore It's wonderful to remember the beautiful moments from my tour of Himachal Pradesh - interesting things are doing river crossing and trekking at this age of 56 years - my dream came true with the help of 50+ Voyagers, Especially M/s. Sangita is very caring / loving. Hats up to her who got such a wonderful thought of conducting an adventures tour of 50+ aged. My confidence level is increased further to participate in more adventure activities tour, though I am diabetic. My best wishes to 50+ Voyagers.
  • Anjana Nair Management Consultantn, Delhi My mom went on the recent trip to Bhutan in Oct and hasn't been able to stop raving about it.. we were all skeptical if she'd be able to enjoy with a group of unknown strangers and also travel much since she has knee trouble but the end experience was wonderful to say the least! She has come back with child like glee on the fun she had with the group and of exploring beautiful Bhutan.. I would strongly recommend this to all those above 50 who have a passion for travelling and believe there is no age limit to having fun and discovering the world! Great going team 50+ voyagers .. I'm sure my mum is looking forward to her next trip already!
  • Harbans Chhabra Retired GM Coal India, Bangalore I had the opportunity to travel to Kerala trip organised by you. The trip was very enjoyable with comfort and economical as well.I marvel at the way you personally took care of all individual in-respect of heir food requirement, accommodation and general comfort. Hats off to your initiative!. please count me in, in your future programs.