Meet Swarnamber, an adventurer, explorer, and traveler who took a road trip across Bhutan with three other friends. This once in a lifetime adventure took place across 6 days. This trip came to him at a total cost (including sightseeing, cabs, and hotels) of INR 43,650.
Traveling for me is a passion. For me, it’s all about enjoying a new place. I am happy traveling with friends, family or alone. The most important idea is to travel, whichever way it may be.
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TravelTriangle was incredibly helpful in arranging my entire trip. My travel expert, Nadim, made sure I got a package that was economical yet enjoyable. The services were prompt and efficient. The trip was planned as per as needs and requirements. The TravelTriangle team made our comfort their priority. They helped us with every minute detail for the trip and efficiently tailored our 6 days trip to Bhutan.
Day 1: Beginning of Bhutanese Adventure
So we reached Hasimara, the nearest railway station to the gateway of Bhutan at about 12.30 pm. Our cab was waiting to take us to Phuentsholing where we had lunch and finished all our immigration formalities.
Post that, we began our journey to Thimphu. The drive was completely beautiful and worth the entire effort. We reached Thimphu in the evening. Exhausted by the journey, we checked into our hotel and went to sleep to revive our energies for the next day.
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Day 2: Traveling Around Thimphu
The next day we went sightseeing around Thimphu, where we visited the various highlights of the city. We visited the paper factory, the national museum, and a few other popular places to visit in Thimphu. It was a great opportunity to get to know about Bhutan’s culture and history.
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We spent the remaining part of the day enjoying each other’s company and exploring the local culture.
Day 3: Discovering Dochula Pass
Early morning, we made our way to Punakha. On our way, we also stopped at the Dochula Pass. However, due to a paucity of time, we could not explore its full contents.
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The weather as we drove to a higher altitude got better and cloudy, only enhancing our entire experience.
In the evening, we checked into our hotel in Punakha and retired for the day.
Day 4:Road Trip To Paro
We were supposed to visit Ta Dzong, which is the British Museum. Unfortunately, we were unable to visit it, as it was closed that day. However, our adventurous journey to Paro more than made up for it.
We checked into our hotel in Paro around afternoon. Rest of the day, we visited the street markets around the area and tried out the local cuisine.
Day 5: Exploring Chele La Pass
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This was the highlight of our entire 6 days trip to Bhutan. We hiked through most of the Chele La Pass. The journey through was exhausting but after we reached the top, the view was mesmerizing.
The scenic beauty of the place left me completely speechless! We got back to Paro in the evening, where we relaxed and shared some quality time with each other.
Day 6: Back Home Too Soon
Sad to leave, we got onto our cab to make our way back to Hasimara and then home.
Weather In Bhutan
When it comes to weather, Bhutan always has a nip in the air. The best time to visit Bhutan is during the months of March to May when the valley is in full bloom. Autumn comes from October to November which is also a nice time to plan a trip to this country.
Frequently Asked Question About Bhutan
Q. How much does it cost to go to Bhutan?
It cost somewhere between INR 18000 to INR 25000 per person for a week’s trip.
Q. Can you visit Bhutan without a guide?
Yes, if you are from India, Maldives, and Maldives, you can visit Bhutan without a guide.
Q. Is Indian currency accepted in Bhutan?
INR 100 & 50 Rupee denomination may be used in Bhutan, but Ngultrum cannot be used in India. Indian Rupee denomination notes of INR 500/ and INR 1000 are not accepted in Bhutan.
Q. Is alcohol allowed in Bhutan?
Yes, alcohol is allowed in Bhutan and there is not a restriction on alcohol.
Wow Moment: The Chele La Trek
Low Moment: The British Museum being closed
Tips: Try to spend more time hiking and less seeing the historical sights.
This trip was one of the best of my life and I feel privileged that I got to share it with some of my closest friends. There was so much that I did not expect and it took me by a great surprise. Bhutan really is everything that you read about or see on the internet. The beauty of this place is absolutely surreal and unmatched. Our Bhutan itinerary for 6 days was everything we asked for and wanted. Every day of this trip will remain fresh in my memory forever and my friends and I will always cherish these days. This trip has only further fueled my desire to see the world, and I will definitely be going on more of these adventures soon.
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