Bhutan

Bhutan Backpacker Blueprint in Eight Days

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All about the Bhutan Backpacker Blueprint in Eight Days.

Bhutan, the world’s happiest country is a backpacker’s dream. A road trip which starts off at Bagdogra and goes all the way to Paro and Thimphu in Bhutan including a hike to Tiger monastery, this is an eight day backpacker road trip like no other.

Stress free Payment:

– Pay 50% to book your seat.

– Pay balance amount 7-10 days before the trip start.

For more information please contact us on the phone numbers mentioned below:

TLOW Office 1+91 8454961928
TLOW Office 2: +91 9004594935
or mail us at: info@tlow.in.

Minimum Age: 18 years.

Must Have:

  • Valid Pass Port – 5 copies. 
  • Two passport size photographs.
  • Powerbank
  • Backpack. (Must Have)
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this Blueprint?Items that are included in the cost of Blueprint price.
  • All travel from Bagdogra and back.
  • Accommodation. (2 to 3 in a room depending on room size).
  • Entry fees if any.
Whats not included in this Blueprint.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusion section.
  • Food
  • Travel to Bagdogra
  1. Day One Bagdogra

    – Arrive at Bagdogra by 12:00 HRS.

    – Hop into an SUV and drive to Phuenthsoling. (164km = 4 hours)

    – Reach Phuenthsoling by 17:00 HRS and check into our guest house.

    – Rest of the evening at leisure.

  2. Day Two Thimphu

    – Post breakfast and after immigration leave for the capital city of Thimphu.  (165km = 5 hours)

    – Reach Thimphu by tea time and check into our guest house.

  3. Day Three Thimphu

    – Another day in Thimphu.

    – Post breakfast, visit the Bronze Buddha statue & Takin reserve (national animal of Bhutan).

    – After lunch, visit the museum and Dzong.

    – Rest of the evening at leisure.

  4. Day Four Phunaka

    – Leave in the morning by 8:00 HRS for Phunaka. (85km = 3 hours)

    – Reach Phunaka by noon.

    – Check into our guest house at Bhajo.

    – Visit Phunakha Fertility temple, suspension bridge and Dzong.

    – Rest of the evening at leisure.

  5. Day Five Paro

    – Post breakfast, leave for Paro. (127km = 3 hours) 

    – Reach Paro by noon and check into our guest house.

    – Visit Paro museum and temple.

  6. Day Six Paro

    – Leave in the morning by 7:00 HRS for Tiger monastery in Paro.

    – Reach the base camp by 7:30 HRS and start the 5 km hike.

    – Return back to the guest house by 16:00 HRS.

    – Rest of the evening at leisure.

  7. Day Seven Phuenthsoling

    – Last day in Bhutan.  

    – Post breakfast, leave for Phuenthsoling. (160km = 4 hours)

    – Reach Phuenthsoling by noon.

    – Check into our guest house for the night.

    – Rest of the day at leisure.

  8. Day Eight Bagdogra

    – Leave by 7:30 HRS to Bagdogra.

    – Reach Bagdogra airport by 11:30 HRS.

Small monastery in Thimphu
Cherry Gompa Thimphu
Taking animal reserve thimphu
Essentials to pack

Here is a check list of things to have while backpacking to Bhutan for six to 15 days

Documents:

  • Passport (10 Copies)
  • Five passport size photographs

Travelling gear:

  • A rucksack of minimum 50-60L capacity. (Mandatory)
  • A daypack of minimum 10-20L capacity (laptop bag) to move around with ease. (Mandatory)
  • Power bank minimum 10,000 Mah. (Must have)
  • One litre water bottle. (Must have)
  • Neck Pillow (Optional)

Clothing:

  • Three-four  short sleeve cotton shirts or T-shirts.
  • Two half & one long pant.
  • Three sets of undergarments & socks.
  • Sweatshirt (Must Have)
  • UV protected sun glares. (Must Have)
  • Cap. (Optional)
  • Towel. (Must Have)
  • A pair of good walking shoes. (Must Have)
  • Slippers or flip-flops. (Must Have)
  • Three fold mini umbrella

Personal

  • Toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo sachets.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Hand sanitizer, detergent soap sachets.
  • Towel
  • Sun screen 20-30 SPF.
  • Deodorant. (Avoid glass bottle perfumes)

Accessories:

  • Power board to charge multiple gadgets. (Must Have)
  • 15 garbage bags to carry soiled clothes while traveling. (Must Have)

 

Bhutan is a small Buddhist kingdom located in the Himalayas.

Yes, Bhutan is a country which is bordered by China, India and Bangladesh.

Indians don’t need a visa for Bhutan. But an entry permit is needed. Which can be obtained at the immigration office at Phuenthslong.

Passport and five photocopies of the same. Passport size photographs. Print out of your return flight tickets.

The permit is valid for seven days. But it can be extended at Thimphu.

Your tlow representative will take care of all the permit work which includes the extension as well.

Entry permit is free and will be taken care by our tlow representative.

After you get your entry permit, you need to make a photocopy of the permit and provide the same as your proof for a sim card in Bhutan.

Yes, there is cell phone coverage in Bhutan. Tashi cell is the best network provider for tourists.

Surprisingly there is excellent 3G network all over. Even at the highest pass Chelela you’ll have cell phone coverage with Tashi cell. Sadly 4G hasn’t yet come to Bhutan yet as of March 2018.

Our Bhutan trip starts at Siliguri in West Bengal.

Bagdogra air force airport (IXB) is the entry point to Siliguri and the most convenient way to reach.

Reach Siliguri anytime before 14:00 HRS on day one.

From the airport take a direct bus which leaves every 30 minutes. Good options if you want to avoid spending on a taxi.

-Take a taxi from the airport.

Our tlow representative will meet you at Siliguri for the start of the trip.

We will be using homestays and guest houses all along the trip.

Since no one in the world likes to keep their home untidy, it’s safe to say that every place we stay at will be clean and will give you a homely feel.

Yes, at every place we stay at you’ll get a blanket, a pillow and if not a bed then surely a mattress to sleep on.

Every guest house and homestay we stay at will have geysers so you’ll surely get to have a bath at least once a day.

It will be girls in a separate room and boys in a separate room, for all those backpacking solo.

Since this is a backpacking trip, we want to leave the eating for you’ll to explore on your own. You’ll never go hungry in Bhutan.

Not needed. Every place we stay at will have plenty of eating options. Both veg and non veg.

In every town and village you’ll get a variety of food options from pastas, pizzas and Burgers to local Bhutan cuisine.

Yes, you can cook in our home stays. Provided you make the time.

The only way to avoid altitude sickness is to rest well, keep yourself hydrated and have plenty of water.

Consulting local physician is the best for motion sickness.

The oxygen is moderately thin in Bhutan but if you remember to keep yourself hydrated with small sips of water, it should not bother you.

Yes, every town and city has a hospital in Bhutan.

 

Yes, it’s absolutely fine to enroll solo. All our trips have 70% solo travellers who enroll.

If no one talks to you, don’t worry our tlow team members will be your friend and give you an experience of a lifetime.

The entire road trip to Bhutan will be covered in an SUV.

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