Bhutan trip in December 2018

#1 May 6th, 2018, 18:40
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Dear All,
I am planning a trip in Bhutan from 22ND December to 26th December 2018. The team would consist of 5nos couple and 3nos kids below 4 years and one would 10th month in coming December.

Date Of journey 21st Dec 2018 from Sealdah.

22nd Dec Saturday
23rd Dec Sunday
24th Dec Monday
25th Dec Tuesday
26th Dec Thursday

27th Dec train for Kolkata.

Please guide me regarding tour itinerary and also the permission etc.
#2 May 31st, 2018, 23:13
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You have to carry passport or voter id card along with photos and you can get permission at the international border in Bhutan. As for the itinerary you can do as follows:
Day 1 - Arrival at Thimphu
Day 2 - Thimphu City and Arrival at Paro in the evening
Day 3 - Paro
Day 4 - Punakha
Day 5 - Haa Valley
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ok.
#4 Jul 9th, 2018, 00:41
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Post Bhutan Trip With 10 months baby!!!

Dear All,
I am planning to visit bhutan this year at the end of december with my 10 months baby.
Would any body suggest if it is safe?
please post any previous experience of this kind along with your valuable opinion ...


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#5 Jul 9th, 2018, 08:09
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It will be freezing cold in Bhutan at your planned time of Travel. Paro and Thimpu would be in minus territory.

Are you sure you want to travel with three kids. Better to visit when the weather is a bit warm.
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Thanks
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I just got back from a 14 day road trip from Bhutan. (me and my 14 yr old son)

The itinerary was as under :

Day 1 - Delhi to Varanasi
Day 2 - Varanasi to Patna
Day 3 - Patna to Siliguri
Day 4 - Gorakhpur to Siliguri 639 kms
Day 5- Siliguri to Phuentsholing 180 kms
Day 6 - Phuentsholing to Thimpu 165 kms
Day 7 - Thimpu to Dochula Pass - Punakha - 85 kms
Day 8- Day 7 - Punakha Local Exploration ( Punaka Dzong - Gadgety - Probhjika Valley- Lady Kama )
Day 9- Punakha to Paro ( via Haa valley - Chele La Pass) - 230 kms
Day 10-11 -Paro (Tigers Nest & Rest day)
Day 12 - Paro to Siliguri - 320 kms
Day 13- Siliguri to Gorakhpur - 639 kms
Day 14 - Gorakhpur to Delhi (Via Lucknow) 779 kms.

my take on the trip :
1. Its off season till August end. hence, all boarding & lodging is very economical.
2. December shall be freezing cold and you shall not be able to view and enjoy the lush green landscape of bhutan.
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Originally Posted by rahul7007 View Post I just got back from a 14 day road trip from Bhutan. (me and my 14 yr old son)

The itinerary was as under :

Day 1 - Delhi to Varanasi
Day 2 - Varanasi to Patna
Day 3 - Patna to Siliguri
Day 4 - Gorakhpur to Siliguri 639 kms
Day 5- Siliguri to Phuentsholing 180 kms
Day 6 - Phuentsholing to Thimpu 165 kms
Day 7 - Thimpu to Dochula Pass - Punakha - 85 kms
Day 8- Day 7 - Punakha Local Exploration ( Punaka Dzong - Gadgety - Probhjika Valley- Lady Kama )
Day 9- Punakha to Paro ( via Haa valley - Chele La Pass) - 230 kms
Day 10-11 -Paro (Tigers Nest & Rest day)
Day 12 - Paro to Siliguri - 320 kms
Day 13- Siliguri to Gorakhpur - 639 kms
Day 14 - Gorakhpur to Delhi (Via Lucknow) 779 kms.

my take on the trip :
1. Its off season till August end. hence, all boarding & lodging is very economical.
2. December shall be freezing cold and you shall not be able to view and enjoy the lush green landscape of bhutan.
Hi Rahul - am a bit confused after seeing your comments. I was under the impression that most tourists would prefer to visit Bhutan in Aug-Sep, i.e. after the rains and the weather being pleasant. Can you please explain the "off-season" comment? How much did you pay for hotels?

Agree with your comment about December being freezing cold and missing out on the lush green scenes of Bhutan. Cheers
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hi!
"season" is the term used by hotel industry for the period when maximum tourists pour into a specific destination. During "season" hotels rates go upto two times the off season rate. (same as India e.g. Jaipur summers are off season however October onwards all the way to feb march is "season".

what i noticed in Bhutan is that most hotels were understaffed and restaurants were not working full swing as this time being off season,it seems hotel owners do away with a lot of staff.

i paid anywhere between 2500 - 3500 for hotels on double occupancy for bed and breakfast.
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also, most of the festivals are during "season" hence all hotels are booked in advance. the monsoon is July end to september. hope this helps.

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