Welcome to Phuentsholing


Unless it's absolutely necessary to halt for the night, you'll find little reason to linger in Phuentsholing apart from clearing immigration. The air here is thick with vehicular pollution and it can get uncomfortably hot and humid in summer. That said, there are a couple of sights to occupy an hour or two and the backstreet bazaars are full of interest.


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$1286 Cultural & Theme Tours

5 Nights Bhutan Overland Tour

Day 01: Arrive Phuentsholing (250m) Arrive Phuentsholing, meet our representatives and after concluding the formalities. Check-in hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Day 02: Phuentsholing to Thimphu (2350m) Early morning drive from Phuentsholing towards Thimphu following Pa Chhu downstream which takes 6-7 hours. In Thimphu, visit Buddha Point, Takin Preserve, Tashichoe Dzong, National Memorial Chorten and Centenary Farmers Market.Overnight at Hotel. Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha (1310m) After breakfast, drive for about 1 & half hour to Punakha. Climb up the mountain road to Dochu La at 3140m and then descend through varied forest all the way to Punakha. Take a short hike through beautiful rice fields to Chimmi Lhakhang. Overnight at Hotel. Day 04: Punakha to Paro (2250m) Drive to Paro re-crossing Dochula. In Paro, visit Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan. Overnight at Hotel. Day 05: In Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tigers’ Nest’ (3120m) After breakfast drive towards the base camp of Taktsang for the hike up to the Taktsang Monastery-Tiger’s Nest. Then visit the Taktsang Monastery and hike back to the road point then drive to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Afterwards, back to hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Day 06: Paro to Phuentsholing (250m) Your 5 Nights Bhutan Overland Tour terminates today, early morning, depart to Phuentsholing from Paro which is a 6 hours drive and cross the border back to India.

$600 Outdoor Activities

Budget Trip To Bhutan -Plan THe UnPlanned

Itinerary: Day 0: 24th Feb 2019 You will have to reach Bagdogra before 12 pm so that you do not miss out the bus that departs to Phuentsholing from Siliguri town to phunetsholing town at 2 pm. Alternatively, there are cabs that you could hire and reach Phuentsholing on 15th November. You will meet the Tour Leader at Phunetsholing town! Day 1: 25th Feb Phuentsholing - Thimpu Our day will start at the immigration office, and once we get hold of our permits, we shall start our journey from Phuentsholing towards Thimphu.Once we reach Thimphu, we shall relax for some time, get freshened up and head out for a market tour in the evening. Day 2: 26th Feb Explore Thimpu - Hike to Tango Goemba Today we travel towards the northern end of Thimphu valley to reach Tango Monastery.The hike up to the Monastery follows a zig-zag trail through forests filled with oak and pine trees. The Tango monastery built in 1689,offers breathtaking views of the surrounding regions and is guaranteed to help you find your inner peace. Day 3- 27th Feb - Dochula Pass, Lobesa Village, and Punakha Dzong After a good breakfast, we will move ahead on our journey by driving to Punakha through the Dochula Pass.Explore Punakha Day 4 - 28th Feb Explore Punakha: After breakfast, we will go on a short hike to the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, which is a fine example of Bhutanese architecture and artistic traditions.Once here, you have the option to raft back on the Mo Chhu River (On the spot reservation).The latter half of the day will be spent visiting the Sangchchen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery which is a large temple complex. Day 5 - 1st Mar - Gangtey Valley Our next stop is the Phobjikha or Gangtey valley.In the valley, we will visit the Gangteng Monastery. During winter, black-necked cranes visit central Bhutan to roost, circling the monastery three times on arrival and repeating the same when returning to Tibet.We will stay the night at this culturally rich valley. Day 6 - 2nd March - Paro Valley :Apart from it being home to the sole international airport in Bhutan, Paro Airport, Paro is a historic town with about 155 temples and monasteries. Rinpung Dzong a fortress-monastery overlooking the valley houses within it a collection of sacred masks and costumes. The national museum, Ta Dzong, is also set in Paro. Hence, Paro preserves the rich cultural traditions of the country. Day 7 - 3rd March- Trek to Taktsang Monastery, the Tiger’s Nest The last day of our wonderful Bhutanese backpacking trip starts with an early morning excursion to the most breathtaking spot in Bhutan. The Taktsang Monastery or the Tiger’s Nest perched majestically on a cliff which is 2,950m above sea level, defies all engineering logic.  View the detailed itinerary here: https://www.plantheunplanned.com/planned-treks/ultimate-7-days-budget-trip-to-bhutan/

$1290 Cultural & Theme Tours

5 Nights Tour in Bhutan

Day 01: Arrive Phuentsholing (250m) Arrive Phuentsholing, meet our representatives and after concluding the formalities. Check-in hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Day 02: Phuentsholing to Thimphu (2350m) Early morning drive from Phuentsholing towards Thimphu following Pa Chhu downstream which takes 6-7 hours. In Thimphu, visit Buddha Point, Takin Preserve, Tashichoe Dzong, National Memorial Chorten and Centenary Farmers Market.Overnight at Hotel. Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha (1310m) After breakfast, drive for about 1 & half hour to Punakha. Climb up the mountain road to Dochu La at 3140m and then descend through varied forest all the way to Punakha. Take a short hike through beautiful rice fields to Chimmi Lhakhang. Overnight at Hotel. Day 04: Punakha to Paro (2250m) Drive to Paro re-crossing Dochula. In Paro, visit Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan. Overnight at Hotel. Day 05: In Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tigers’ Nest’ (3120m) After breakfast drive towards the base camp of Taktsang for the hike up to the Taktsang Monastery-Tiger’s Nest. Then visit the Taktsang Monastery and hike back to the road point then drive to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Afterwards, back to hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Day 06: Paro to Phuentsholing (250m) Your 5 Nights Bhutan Overland Tour terminates today, early morning, depart to Phuentsholing from Paro which is a 6 hours drive and cross the border back to India.