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DISCOVER BHUTAN WITH KOYELI TOURS & TRAVELS



Kindly go through carefully all the terms & Conditions before selecting a package to Bhutan.

COMMON TERM & CONDITION FOR THE ABOVE PACKAGES VALID FOR INDIAN NATIONAL ONLy

HOW TO GO TO BHUTAN

Druk Air, the National Air Carrier of the Kingdom of Bhutan, operates regular fights to/from Paro (THE ONLY AIRPORT IN BHUTAN) to Delhi, Kolkatta, Katmandu and Bangkok.
DRUK AIR IS THE ONLY AIRLINE OPERATING IN BHUTAN

Phuentsholing is the ONLY entry point to enter Bhutan overland. From Phuentsholing, it is

06 hours drive to Thimphu/Paro

04 hours drive to Bagdogra/NJP


DO YOU NEED A VISA?

Indian Tourist traveling to Bhutan does not need a Visa. However they need a travel Permit to visit Bhutan.

PERMITS

There are 02 types of PERMIT.
ENTRY PERMIT AND ROUTE PERMIT

When you enter Bhutan, you have to get the Entry Permit which can be procured at the entry point either in Paro airport or in Phuentsholing Bhutan.

Entry permit is also a valid document to visit Thimphu and Paro. If you intend to visit other places in Bhutan, you need to have a Route Permit

IF ENTERING BHUTAN BY FLIGHT

If entering Bhutan by flight, you will need to fill up the Permit form, which will be handed over to you by the immigration officer at the Paro airport. A copy of the permit will be handed over to you, which you will have to surrender to the immigration officials when you take the flight back from Paro.

The same permit form is also required to make your Route permit (if traveling to Wangdue, Gantey, Trongsa and Bumthang).

IF ENTERING BHUTAN BY LAND

Phuentsholing is the ONLY entry point to enter Bhutan overland.
You will have to visit the immigration office where your entry permit will be processed and your passport size photograph taken. The process takes 02 – 03 hours. After procuring your entry permit, you can travel to Thimphu and Paro.

Immigration office will only issue you the permits on the working days (The office is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and government holidays).
Kindly check with us the Government Holiday list.

ROUTE PERMIT
Your Route permit will ONLY be made in Thimphu on the working days between 0900 – 1100.
No Route permit is issued on non working days (Saturdays, Sundays and government holidays).
Route permit and Special permit for visiting monuments are processed only after your arrival. After producing the copy of the entry permit stamped on your passport upon your arrival in Paro airport along with your
Passport copy the permits are issued. Two working days is required to process the permits.

WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR THE PERMIT?

You need to carry 04-passport size photograph and the copy of either your passport or the Election card with you. 

Driving License and Ration Card are not valid document to procure the permit.

SEASON

High Season:
March, April, May, September, October and November

Low Season:
December, January, February, June, July and August

TRANSPORTATION
1 – 2 Pax we useØ luxury SUVs (Toyota, Hyundai, Honda)
 3 – 6 Pax we useØ luxury minivan (Toyota, Hyundai)
 7 Pax and above, weØ use luxury coaster bus (Toyota)

FOOD
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner will be served in buffet, same as international tourist (does not include
soup, dessert and drinks)
Extra items taken apart from buffet is payable directly by the guests

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Children Tariff: (Children on discounted rates are not counted in the group category)

Complimentary for children of less than 4 years (must share food and rooms with the parents and no extra bed provided)

50% discount for children between 5 years to 12 years (rooms shared with parents)

NO discount for any children having individual rooms

CANCELLATION POLIC

Tour Cancellation Policy (Peak Season):

No charge for the tour canceled before 30 days of arrival date

50% cancellation charge for the tour canceled before 20 days of arrival date

No refund for less than 20 days of arrival date

Tour Cancellation Policy (Lean Season):

No charges for the tour canceled before 14 days of arrival date

50% cancellation charges for the tour canceled before 7 days of arrival date

No refund for less than 7 days of arrival date

PAYMENT

50% payment is required while confirming the trip. The remaining payment or 100%
Payment must be made one month prior to the arrival date.

Supplementary Charges:

Single room supplement charge: Rs. 3,000/Night
Pick up or drop at Phuentsholing from Thimphu & Paro (Rs.4,500-Hiace Bus/SUVs, Rs.6,500-Coaster)
Pick up or drop at Samdrup Jhonkar from Thimphu & Paro (Rs.10,500-Hiace/SUVs, Rs.15, 500-Coaster Bus)
Drop at Siliguri, Bagdogra or Kalimpong from Phuentsholing Rs.3500/Jeep
Drop at Guwahati from Samdrup Jhonkar Rs. 4000/car

IMPORTANT MONUMENTS INFORMATION

Ta Dzong (National Museum) : Paro
Opening Hours : Tuesday – Saturday : 9 a.m – 4 p.m & Sunday : 11a.m – 4 p.m
Closed on Mondays & National Holidays

School of Arts & Crafts : Thimphu
Opening Hours : Monday – Friday : 2 p.m – 4 p.m & Saturday : 9 a.m to 12 a.m
Closed on Sundays, National Holidays and winter Holidays (20 December – 10 March)

National Library : Thimphu
Opening Hours : Monday – Friday : 9 a.m – 5 p.m (summer) & 9 a.m – 4 p.m (winter)
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays & National Holidays

National Textile Museum : Thimphu
Opening Hours : Tuesday – Friday : 9 a.m – 4 p.m, Saturday : 1 p.m – 4 p.m, Sunday : 10 a.m – 3 p.m
Closed on Mondays & National Holidays

Punakha Dzong : closed in winter months when the monk body is in Punakha

All visits to Dzongs and Monasteries limited till courtyard only.

Visit to Trashichhodzong permitted only after office hours (after 4 p.m till 5 p.m.) in winter months when the monk body is not in Thimphu.

All tourists visiting Dzongs and temples must be dressed appropriately. No half pant, sleeve less shirts, floaters, etc will be allowed.

VERY IMPORTANT & MUST KNOW POINT FOR A TRAVELLER TO BHUTAN

ABOUT THE HOTEL USED

We have used hotels which are not to be compared with the Hotels of other developed destinations. For the understanding we have termed ‘The Hotels’ as DELUXE whose services are similar to that of Three Star Hotels.

Check-in time at Hotel is 1400 Hrs & Check-out time is 1100 Hrs.

Hotel and service confirmation voucher will have to be presented by self for availing the promised service.

We have selected, combined & graded the hotels in a fashion, so that the clients get similar kind of standard in services & facilities at every destination / place of retirement.
Vegetarian people have to know that these hotels serve both Vegetarian & Non Vegetarian food. The serve will be basic, freshly prepared & healthy. No region specific food will be available.
For Extra Person Sharing the Room & Child with Extra Bed, almost all the hotels provides MATTRESS and ROLL OVERS as a supplement to Extra Bed.

ABOUT THE TRANSPORT USED

The vehicle used will be exclusive for that group but will not be at disposal. It will be as per contract & may change sector wise.

All transfers & sightseeing for 2 pax will be done by Toyota Car and 3-6 pax will be done by Hiace Van & for 6 pax & above will be done by Toyota Coaster Bus.

ABOUT GENERAL OPERATIONS & TRAVEL TIPS

Please note that incase of arrival at Paro Airport our Executive will hold placard as advice by you, just outside the only exit gate of Airport.

Please note that incase of arrival at Bagdogra Airport our Executive will hold placard as advice by you, just outside the only exit gate of Airport.

Incase the passengers are arriving at NJP Railway station which has 02 entry & exit gates, please inform the guest that they will be meeting our Office Executive at the old exit gate (which happens to be the main gate also) holding placard in their name / or as advised by you.
The Bhutanese currency is called Ngultrum and is at par with the Indian Rupee. Indian Rupee is legally tendered in Bhutan and is widely accepted. Carrying denominations of Rupees 500 & 1000 is not advisable as it is not accepted in Bhutan. Credit Cards & Travelers cheques are accepted only by very few hotels & shops. It is better if clients carry enough cash for shopping and paying bills.
Once the booking is made the cancellation policy as mentioned will be applicable.
In case of any Flight / Train Cancellation has effected the operation of the Tours then the Company will not be responsible for the same and the cancellation policy of the Hotel & Local service providers will be applicable.
Hotel / Flight / itinerary are all subjected to change as per the policy & situation applicable.
Hotel and service confirmation voucher will have to be presented by self for availing the promised service.
Prepond / Postpond of tours will be treated as cancellation & cancellation charge will be applicable. However minor changes like meal preferences etc can be processed without being treated as cancelled, with the payment of amendment fee
What ever may be the case; there will be NO REFUND for any unutilized services for example – meals, entrance fee, optional, hotel, sightseeing, transportation (surface / air).
FOOD - Bhutanese delicacies are rich with spicy chillies and cheese but are normally tempered to the taste of the visitors. All hotels and lodges offer either Vegetarian or Non Vegetarian Food. Hotels normally serve a mixture of vegetarian and non-vegetarian items on buffet style. No region specific food are served by the Hotel. Normal Non- Vegetarian Food consist of Rice, Roti, Seasonable vegetable & either Egg or Meat & Normal Vegetarian food consist of Rice, Roti Seasonable vegetable, you can consider them basic food and hence don’t expect for large buffet layout.

ITINERARIES

1) ITINERARY CODE – “KTTB – FIFO 1”
03 NIGHTS / 04 DAYS
(FLY IN - FLY OUT)
PARO (02 NTS) -THIMPHU (01 NTS)

DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT PARO (5 KMS / 15 MIN, 2134Mts / 7000Fts)
Arrive Paro by Druk air the only national carrier. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our executive. Afternoon / evening time at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 02: PARO – THIMPHU (65 KMS / 02 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts)
After breakfast go for half day Paro sightseeing - visit Drukyel Dzong, the historical fortress built in 1647 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel to commemorate his victory over Tibetean invaders. Also visit Ta Dzong, which was built in 1651 as a watch tower. Since 1951 the Dzong has been re-established as the National Museum and holds fascinating collections of art and religious Thankha paintings. Afternoon transfer to Thimphu (65 KMS / 02 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts), the capital of Bhutan. Visitors can enjoy relaxing walk in the valley at evening. Overnight at Hotel.
                                               
DAY 03: THIMPHU –PARO                       
After breakfast go for half day Thimphu sightseeing - visit Memorial Chorten - the Stupa built in 1974 in the memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. The paintings and images inside the monument provide a rare sight into Buddhist philosophy. Also visit Mothinthang zoo and Viewpoint. Afternoon drive to Paro (65 KMS / 02HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts). Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 04: PARO – ONWARD CONNECTION
After breakfast transfer to the airport for onward connection.

TOUR COST (FOR INDIAN NATIONALS ONLY)

NO. OF PAX TRAVELLING

DELUXE (INR PER PERSON  RATE )

02 PAX

15,100/-

03 - 04 PAX

14,500/-

05 - 06 PAX 13,600/-
07 & above 10,700/-
SGL Supplement 3,100
MAP  Supplement 1900
AP  Supplement 3200
Child With Extra Bed 7000
Child Without Bed EP BASIS 2800
CHILD MAP Supplement 1200
CHILD AP supplement 2000

HOTEL USED

Hotels Name

A Grade (TOP HOTELS)

Meal Plan Mode of Transfers
Thimphu

River View or Hotel Druk

BB By Toyota Car / Van
Paro Kichu Resort BB By Toyota Car / Van

COST INCLUDES

Accommodation as per the itinerary on Bed & Breakfast plan on Twin Sharing Basis.

Transfer & sightseeing as per the itinerary from Paro to Paro by Toyota Car / Van (NOT AT DISPOSAL) For 02 PAX – Toyota car, 03-06 Pax – Hiace Van & 07 PAX & above – Toyota Coaster Bus

Services of an Escort cum Guide as per the itinerary for Bhutan Portion only.
Bhutan State & Hotel tax.

COST EXCLUDES

GST (Government Service Tax) 2.58 %

Train fare, Airfare, Airport departure tax of Nu 300 (Rs 300), All insurance coverage.

Expenses of personal nature & cost for services not included in "Cost includes" title.
Cost incurred due to Political disturbance, Natural calamities, Doctors on call etc. Accidents or any unforeseen circumstances
During High Season (FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV & DEC), most of the hotel in Bhutan are full with charter for Inbound Movement. You are requested to send the booking request for mentioned period well in advance. At such time Bhutan Hotel may Charge High Season surcharge which will be mentioned with the confirmation sent over the mail.

CHILD POLICY

Children above 10+ years will be charged 100% as per Adult

Children of 5+ to 10 sharing parent’s room will be charged as per CWB

Children below 5 years Complimentary with Bed will be charged as per CCWB
Hotels are very strict with the child policy. Please carry the age proof so that it can be produced when asked for.

NOTE:

We are not holding any rooms and tour will commence subject to avaiablity of rooms.

Rates may change at the time of booking.

2) ITINERARY CODE – “KTTB – FIFO 2”
04 NIGHTS / 05DAYS
(FLY IN - FLY OUT)
PARO (02 NTS) -THIMPHU (01 NTS) -WANGDI (01 NTS)

DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT PARO (5 KMS / 15 MIN, 2134Mts / 7000Fts)
Arrive Paro by Druk air the only national carrier. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival (5 KMS / 15 MIN, 2134Mts / 7000Fts) and after visa formalities you will be received by our executive. Afternoon / evening time at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 02: PARO – THIMPHU (65 KMS / 02 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts)
After breakfast go for half day Paro sightseeing – visit Drukyel Dzong, the historical fortress built in 1647 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel to commemorate his victory over Tibetan invaders. Also visit Ta Dzong, which was built in 1651 as a watchtower. Since 1951 the Dzong has been re-established as the National Museum and holds fascinating collections of art and religious Thankha paintings. Afternoon transfer to Thimphu (65 KMS / 02 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts), the capital of Bhutan. Visitors can enjoy relaxing walk in the valley at evening. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 03: THIMPHU –WANGDI (70 KMS / 03 HRS, 1350Mts / 4430Fts)                   
After breakfast go for half day Thimphu sightseeing – visit Memorial Chorten - the Stupa built in 1974 in the memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. The paintings and images inside the monument provide a rare sight into Buddhist philosophy. Also visit Mothinthang zoo and Viewpoint. Afternoon drive to Wangdiphodrang (70 KMS / 03 HRS, 1350Mts / 4430Fts) the last town on the highway before entering central Bhutan. The drive over Dochu La pass is very scenic with fascinating view of mountains of Bhutan. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 04: WANGDI – (PUNAKHA) – PARO (150 KMS / 05 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts)        
After breakfast leave for Punakha, the valley, which lies amidst snow-capped mountain peaks, served as capital of Bhutan until 1955. The Punakha Dzong built at the confluence of the Po and Mo Chu rivers in the 17th Century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. The Dzong houses sacred artifacts and the embalmed body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Drive to Paro (150 KMS / 05 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts). Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 05: PARO – ONWARD CONNECTION
After breakfast transfer to the airport for onward connection.

TOUR COST (FOR INDIAN NATIONALS ONLY)

NO. OF PAX TRAVELLING

DELUXE (INR PER PERSON  RATE )

02 PAX

19,900/-

03 - 04 PAX 18,100/-
05 - 06 PAX 16,900/-
07 & above 13,800/-
SGL Supplement 4,000/-
MAP Supplement 2,300/-
AP  Supplement 4,000/-
Child With Extra Bed 8,800/-
Child Without Bed EP BASIS 3,000/-
CHILD MAP Supplement 1,300/-
CHILD AP supplement 2,100/-

HOTEL USED

Hotels Name

A Grade (TOP HOTELS)

Meal Plan Mode of Transfers
Thimphu

River View or Hotel Druk

BB By Toyota Car / Van
Paro Kichu Resort BB By Toyota Car / Van
Wangdi - Punakha Kichu Resort BB By Toyota Car / Van

COST INCLUDES

Accommodation as per the itinerary on Bed & Breakfast plan on Twin Sharing Basis.

Transfer & sightseeing as per the itinerary from Paro to Paro by Toyota Car / Van (NOT AT DISPOSAL) For 02 PAX – Toyota car, 03-06 Pax – Hiace Van & 07 PAX & above – Toyota Coaster Bus

Services of an Escort cum Guide as per the itinerary for Bhutan Portion only.
Bhutan State & Hotel tax.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

GST (Government Service Tax) 2.58 %

Train fare, Airfare, Airport departure tax of Nu 300 (Rs 300), All insurance coverage.

Expenses of personal nature & cost for services not included in "Cost includes" title.
Cost incurred due to Political disturbance, Natural calamities, Doctors on call etc. Accidents or any unforeseen circumstances
During High Season (FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV & DEC), most of the hotel in Bhutan are full with charter for Inbound Movement. You are requested to send the booking request for mentioned period well in advance. At such time Bhutan Hotel may Charge High Season surcharge which will be mentioned with the confirmation sent over the mail.

CHILD POLICY

Children above 10+ years will be charged 100% as per EPSR

Children of 5+ to 10 sharing parent’s room will be charged as per CWB

Children below 5 years Complimentary with Bed will be charged as per CCWB
Hotels are very strict with the child policy. Please carry the age proof so that it can be produced when asked for.

NOTE:

We are not holding any rooms and tour will commence subject to avaiablity of rooms.

Rates may change at the time of booking.

3) ITINERARY CODE – “KTTB - DIDO 3”
ITINERARY - 04 NIGHTS / 05 DAYS
(DRIVE IN - DRIVE OUT)
PHUNTSHOLING (02 NTS) - PARO (01 NTS) – THIMPHU (01 NTS)

DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT PHUNTSHOLING (298Mts / 977Fts)            
Meet & greet upon arrival at Phuentsholing (298Mts /977Fts)a small town at the Indo-Bhutan border. Overnight at Hotel

DAY 02: PHUNTSHOLING – THIMPHU (178 KMS / 06 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts)
After breakfast drive for 6hrs to Thimphu (178 KMS / 06 HRS / 2134Mts / 7000Fts), the modern capital of Bhutan which lies at an elevation of 2300m in a valley traversed by the Wang chu (River).  Although not what one expects from a capital city, Thimphu is a fitting and lively place. Home to civil servants, expatriates and the monk body, Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style. It is also an ideal spot for day walks.  Overnight at Hotel

DAY 03: THIMPHU – PARO (65 KMS / 02 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts)
After breakfast go for morning sightseeing - visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji  Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery and the new Drupthob nunnery temple. Drive to Paro (65 KMS / 02 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts) Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks.  Overnight at Hotel

DAY 04: PARO- PHUNTSHOLING (176 KMS / 06 HRS, 298Mts / 977Fts)
After breakfast drive (176 KMS / 06 HRS, 298Mts / 977Fts) 6hrs to Phuentsholing.  Overnight Hotel Druk or Lhaki.

DAY 05: PHUNTSHOLING - ONWARD CONNECTION
After breakfast drive to Bagdogra / NJP for onward journey.

TOUR COST (FOR INDIAN NATIONALS ONLY)

NO. OF PAX TRAVELLING

DELUXE (INR PER PERSON  RATE )

02 PAX

25,100/-

03 - 04 PAX 23,900/-
05 - 06 PAX 22,600/-
07 & above 16,400/-
SGL Supplement 3,900/-
MAP  Supplement 2,500/-
AP  Supplement 3,900/-
Child With Extra Bed 10,900/-
Child Without Bed EP BASIS 3,200
CHILD MAP Supplement 1,500/-
CHILD AP supplement 2,800/-



NOTE:
Costing of Itinerary 1 & 2 is based on Paro to Paro and Itinerary 3 is based on Phuentsholing to Phuentsholing, you need to add the supplement cost for the required vehicle type cost for all Drive In Drive out (DIDO) & Drive in Fly Out (DIFO) or Fly in Drive out (FIDO) 

Supplement for Pick UP or Drop to Phuentsholing (one way only)

PLACES

NAC MARUTI VAN

NAC SPACIO / HARD TOP
AC INNOVA/TRAVERA
From/To Siliguri/Bagdogra Airport /NJP Railway Station

INR 2500.00 PER VEHICLE

INR 2900.00 PER VEHICLE INR 3200.00 PER VEHICLE
From/To Kalimpong/Darjeeling / Gangtok INR 4200.00 PER VEHICLE INR 4900.00 PER VEHICLE INR 6000.00 PER VEHICLE

HOTEL USED

Hotels Name

A Grade (TOP HOTELS)

NAC SPACIO / HARD TOP
AC INNOVA/TRAVERA
From/To Siliguri/Bagdogra Airport /NJP Railway Station

INR 2500.00 PER VEHICLE

INR 2900.00 PER VEHICLE INR 3200.00 PER VEHICLE
From/To Kalimpong/Darjeeling / Gangtok INR 4200.00 PER VEHICLE INR 4900.00 PER VEHICLE INR 6000.00 PER VEHICLE

COST INCLUDES

Accommodation as per the itinerary on Bed & Breakfast plan on Twin Sharing Basis.

Transfer & sightseeing as per the itinerary from Phuentsholing to Phuentsholing by Toyota Car / Van (NOT AT DISPOSAL) For 02 PAX – Toyota car, 03-06 Pax – Hiace Van & 07 PAX & above – Toyota Coaster Bus

Services of an Escort cum Guide as per the itinerary for Bhutan Portion only.
Bhutan State & Hotel tax.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

GST (Government Service Tax) 2.58 %

Train fare, Airfare, Airport departure tax of Nu 300 (Rs 300), All insurance coverage.

Expenses of personal nature & cost for services not included in "Cost includes" title.
Cost incurred due to Political disturbance, Natural calamities, Doctors on call etc. Accidents or any unforeseen circumstances
During High Season (FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV & DEC), most of the hotel in Bhutan are full with charter for Inbound Movement. You are requested to send the booking request for mentioned period well in advance. At such time Bhutan Hotel may Charge High Season surcharge which will be mentioned with the confirmation sent over the mail.

CHILD POLICY

Children above 10+ years will be charged 100% as per Adult

Children of 5+ to 10 sharing parent’s room will be charged as per CWB

Children below 5 years Complimentary with Bed will be charged as per CCWB
Hotels are very strict with the child policy. Please carry the age proof so that it can be produced when asked for.

NOTE:

We are not holding any rooms and tour will commence subject to avaiablity of rooms. 

Rates may change at the time of booking.