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 ALL Tours >> North East >> Sikkim Bhutan

 



1    DELHI
Arrive Delhi transfer to the Hotel. Overnnight transfer to the Airport
P.M. leave Delhi for Bagdogra by air.
Arrive Bagdogra & transfer to Darjeeling. Arrive Darjeeling & transfer to the Hotel
Overnight at hotel.
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DAY 2     DARJEELING
Early A.M. Excursion to Tiger Hills & Return Via Ghoom Monastery.
P.M. Excursion to Tea Gardens.
Overnight at hotel.
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DAY 3     DARJEELING
A.M. City Sightseeing of Darjeeling.
P.M. Walking Excursion to Bhutia Bustee.
Overnight at hotel.
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DAY 4     DARJEELING - GANGTOK
A.M. Leave Darjeeling for Gangtok.
Arrive Gangtok & Transfer to the Hotel.
P.M. City Sightseeing of Gangtok.
Overnight at hotel.
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DAY 5     GANGTOK
A.M. Rumtek Monastery.
P.M. at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.
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DAY 6    GANGTOK - KALIMPONG
A.M. Leave Gangtok for Kalimpong.
Arrive Kalimpong & transfer to the Hotel.
P.M. City Sightseeing of Kalimpong.
Overnight at hotel.
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DAY 7    KALIMPONG - SILIGURI - PHUNTOSHOLING
A.M. Leave Kalimpong for Siliguri.
Arrive Siliguri leave for Phuntsholing(155 Kms, 3 & half hrs)
Arrive Phuntsholing & transfer to the Hotel.
Evening Take a Stroll around Phuntosholing Market Area. In the Centre of the Town, Visit Zangtho Perli Temple which represents the heaven of Guru Rinpoche. On Ground level there are statues of eight manifestations of Guru Rimpoche and paintings on Bhuddha's life.
Overnight at hotel.
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DAY 8     PHUNTSHOLING - THIMPU (175 kms, 6 hrs)
After Breakfast proceed to Thimpu, Bhutan's Capital Town situated at the Altitude of 7,500 feet. This drive is very pleasant with numerous scenic spots enroute. Just ahead of Phuntosholing, visit Kharbandhi Gompa, the beautiful Monastery situated in Garden of Tropical Plants and flowers founded in 1967 by Royal Grand Mother. From the Monastery Garden there is fascinating vies of Phuntosholing Town and the surrounding Plains.

P.M. Arrive Thimpu during lunch time & transfer to Hotel.
City Sightseeing of Timpu Visit to Memorial Chorten, the Stupa built in the memory of Bhutan's third King, His Late Majesty King Jifme Dorji Wangchuch who is popularly regarded as Father of Modern Bhutan. The Paintings and statues inside the monument provide a rare insight into Bhuddist Philosophy. Then visit Tashichhodozng, the beautiful medeival fortress / monastery which houses most of the Government Offices and King's Throne Room. It is also the Summer Residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. Evening Free for Shopping.
Overnight at hotel.
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DAY 9     THIMPU - PUNAKHA (75 kms, 2 & half hrs)
After Breakfast Thimpu Sightseeing. Visit to National Library which holds vast collection of ancient Buddist Texts, manuscripts and printing blocks for prayer flags. Then visit painting School,famous for traditional thankha paintings. Visit to Traditional Medicine Institute is worthwhile where centuries old healing arts are still practised. After lunch drive to Punakha across Dochula Pass (alt 3,100m) that heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan. Untill 1955 Punakha Served as the capital of Bhutan and still it is the winter seat of Chief abbot. PUNAKHA Evening Arrive Punakha & Transfer to the Hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
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DAY 10     PUNAKHA - WANGDIPHODRANG - PARO (150 kms, 5 hrs)
A.M. visit to Punakha Dzong, if the monks are in Thimpu. Built strategically at the junction of Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers in 1637, by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as religious & adminstrative centre of the region.
Then drive to Wangdiphodrang which is the last town before central Bhutan. It is like an enlarged village with a few well provided shops. This district is also famous for its bamboo work, slate, stone carvings. Visit to Wangdi Dzong, sitting on top of the hill at the confluence of Punakha Chu and Tang Chu rivers.
AFTER LUNCH drive to Paro enroute visiting Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the kingdom, built in 1627 which now houses the school for buddhist studies. PARO Evening Arrive Paro & Transfer to the Hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
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DAY 11     PARO
After Breakfast Visit Ta Dzong, orignally built as watch tower,since 1967 it has been serving as the National Museum of the country. It holds facinating collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha paintings & Bhutan's Exquisite Postal stamps.The Walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong (Dzong - fortress/monastery) also known as the fortress of the heap of jewels it was built during the time of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646. This fortress has a long and fascinating history.
AFTER LUNCH drive to the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. This Dzong with a delightful village nestling at its foot was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate victory over Tibetan invaders led by the Mongolion Warlord, Gushri Khan. On a clear day, one can see commanding view of Mount Chomolhari from the village nestled below the Dzong. On return to Paro Valley visit enroute Kyichu Lhakahng one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of Bhutan reflecting the introduction of Buddhism in the Kingdom. Also visit the Traditional Bhutanses farm houses which offers a good insight into lifestyle of farmer and local people.
Overnight at hotel.
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DAY 12     PARO - DELHI
After Early breakfast in the hotel, drive to the Airport for flight to onward destination. During this flight you will have a fascinating view of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga,Makalu and other prominent peaks.
Evening leave Paro for Delhi by air.
Arrive Delhi & Transfer to the Hotel
P.M. At Leisure
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DAY 13    Transfer to the airport
 

 

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