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This 15 days Bhutan, Sikkim & Darjeeling Tour allows you to explore the origins of Buddhism in Bhutan and North of India. The trip starts from panoramic flight to Paro over the Himalayas and ends by scenic flight to Kathmandu from Badrapur. This tour brings you to the most iconic and historical places of Bhutan, Sikkim and Darjeeling.

Bhutan is very beautiful country with lots of forest, peace and carbon neutral country. Bhutan is known as the place of thunder dragon too. During 8 days tour in Bhutan, you’ll experice and explore the beautiful cities and historic places like Paro, Thimpu, Punakha and the most popular Tiger’s Nest. Similarly during 7 days tour in northern India, you’ll visit Jai Gaon, Sikking, historic Kalingpong and beautiful places Darjeeling. This tour combines the taste of two countries with its unique culture.

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Day 1

Day 01: Flight: Kathmandu-Paro

You’ll be transferred to airport and fly to Paro from Kathmandu airport. On arrival at Paro Airport and after completing your Visa / Permit formalities you will be received by our Bhutan escort who will assist you in boarding your vehicle to transfer to Paro Hotel (2200Mts / 7216Fts, 07 Kms / 20 to 30min).If time permits, visit Rinpung Dzong (All tourists visiting Dzongs and temples must be dressed appropriately. No half pant, sleeve less shirts, floaters, etc are allowed) - Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the First spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam. A walk through the bridge, over a stone inlaid path, offers a good view of the architectural wonder of the Dzong as well as life around it. It is also the venue of Paro Tshechu, held once a year in the spring. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town. Evening free at leisure or one can also go for leisurely walk in the valley or by the River side. Later visit Kyichu Lhakhang (All tourists visiting Dzongs and temples must be dressed appropriately. No half pant, sleeve less shirts, floaters, etc are allowed) - It is one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom dating back to 7th century (the other is Jambey Lhakhang in Bumthang). The Lhakhang complex is composed of two temples. The first temple was built by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century and in 1968, H.M. Ashi Kesang, the Queen Mother of Bhutan, built the second temple in original pattern, this is a popular monastery for wedding blessing among our travelers.
Accommodation: Kichu Resort/ Gawaling Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2

Day 02: Paro Visit (Hike to Tiger’s Nest)

Start the day early for a day hike to Taktsang Lhakhang (Tiger's Nest) (All tourists visiting Dzongs and temples must be dressed appropriately. No half pant, sleeve less shirts, floaters, etc are allowed) with packed or early breakfast - The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2½ hrs to 3Hrs one way through pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 900 meters from the Paro valley. It is one of the most famous of Bhutan's monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called "Tiger's Nest". This site has been recognized as a most sacred place and visited by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. On 19 April, 1998, a fire severely damaged the main structure of building but now this Bhutanese jewel has been restored to its original splendour. Guest can also opt for Ponies on direct payment basis but for guest who are unable to make it to the top even reaching to the cafeteria area which in almost half way is very fulfilling. Back to the Para hotel. Afternoon / Evening free at leisure or one can also go for shopping in the market. Overnight at Hotel
Accommodation: Kichu Resort/ Gawaling Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3

Day 03: Drive: Paro-Thimpu

After breakfast, transfer to Thimphu (2200Mts / 7656Fts, 65 Kms / 01½ to 02 Hrs) Enroute visit Tamchogang Temple which was built by the renowned iron bridge builder Drupthob Thangtong Gyalpo in the 14th century. One can also see and iron bridge, a masterpiece of the great iron builder himself.He built many iron bridges in Bhutan.
Tachhogang Lhakhang was constructed around 1420. Tachogang means ‘temple of the hill of the excellent horse’. It is believed that while Thangtong Gyalpo was meditating here, he had a vision of the spiritual horse Balaha-an emanation of wrathful form of Avalokiteshvara and decided to built a temple as well as an iron suspension bridge at this location. The temple is privately run by the descendents of Drupthop Thangtong Gyalpo.

A new temple at Tachogang was built in the seventeenth century by the Fourth Druk Desi Tendzin Rabgye, as the original was destroyed after it served as the main seat for the Five Groups of Lamas, a coalition of local leaders who had opposed the Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. On arrival Thimphu , check in to the hotel. Visit the Indigenous hospital where traditional art of healing is still practiced, Institute for Zorig Chusum (Traditional Art & Craft School) (Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holidays & During Summer & Winter Vacations) - The art taught today in Bhutan was introduced by the Great Treasurer Discoverer Terton Pema Lingpa in the Fifteen century. These traditional Crafts represents hundreds of years of Knowledge and ability that has passed down the generation. Bhutan unique artistic traditions have played a vital role in mounding its distinct cultural heritage. This tradition is best reflected in the “Zorig Chusum” or Thirteen Crafts. Overnight hotel
Accommodation: Migmar Hotel/City Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4

Day 04: Visit around Thimpu

After breakfasts go for Thimphu sightseeing covering – Memorial Chorten - The Chorten was built in 1974 to honor the 3rd King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1928–1972), is a prominent landmark in the city with its Golden Spires and Bells. In 2008, it underwent extensive renovation. It is popularly known as "the most visible religious landmark in Bhutan". Tashichho Dzong (All tourists visiting Dzongs and temples must be dressed appropriately. No half pant, sleeve less shirts, floaters, etc are allowed) – Also known as "Fortress of the Glorious Religion", Trachichho Dzong, Thimphu was initially built in 1641 and later rebuilt in its present form by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk in 1965. The Dzong houses, Main Secretariat Building which houses the Throne room of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan. The National Assembly Hall is housed in a modern building on the other side of the river from the Dzong. During the warmer summer months, the monk body headed by His Holiness, the Je Khenpo, makes its home in the Dzong. Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Point) - You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the Largest Statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley, Changangkha Lhakhang (Monastery) (All tourists visiting Dzongs and temples must be dressed appropriately. No half pant, sleeve less shirts, floaters, etc are allowed) - This popular fortress-like temple perched on a ridge above central Thimphu regularly hums with pilgrim activity. It was established in the 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drukgom Shigpo, who came from Ralung in Tibet. Parents traditionally come here to get auspicious names for their newborns or blessings for their young children from the protector deity Tamdrin (to the left in the grilled inner sanctum, next to Chenresig). Don't leave without taking in the excellent view from the back Kora (Pilgrim path), with its lovely Black and Gold prayer wheels. Then visit the new Drupthob Goemba / Zilukha Nunnery - Perched on a promontory, overlooking picturesque Trashichho Dzong and Golf course, it is the only nunnery in capital known as Zilukha Anim Dratsang, once belonged to the Drubthob (Realized one) Thang Thong Gyalpo often referred to as The King of the open field (In the early 15th century with his multiple talents he popularly became the Leonardo da Vinci of the Great Himalayas). You may interact here with some of the nuns who have devoted their life to spirituality and Buddhism. Overnight at hotel
Accommodation: Migmar Hotel/City Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5

Day 05: Drive: Thimpu-Punakha

After breakfast drive to Wangdi (Wangdiphodrang) (1350Mts / 4430Fts, 70 Kms / 03 to 3½ Hrs). Wangdi is the last town on the highway before entering Central Bhutan. The drive is over Dochu La pass (3080Mts / 10102Fts) which is very scenic with fascinating view of mountains of Bhutan. Stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the Chorten, Mani wall, and Prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this Pass (Left to Right): Mt. Masagang (7,158Mts / 23478Fts), Mt. Tsendagang (6,960Mts / 22829Fts), Mt. Terigang (7,060Mts / 23157Fts), Mt. Jejegangphugang (7,158Mts / 23478Fts), Mt. Kangphugang (7,170Mts / 23518Fts), Mt. Zongphugang (7,060Mts / 23157Fts), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana - Finally Mt.Gangkar Puensum (7,497Mts / 24590Fts), the highest peak in Bhutan. Visit Punakha Dzong (Which is closed in Winter months when the monk body are in Punakha. All visits to Punakha Dzong & Monastery are limited till Courtyard only. All tourists visiting Dzongs and temples must be dressed appropriately. No half pant, sleeve less shirts, floaters, etc are allowed) - Built Strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu (Father) and Mo Chhu (Mother) rivers in 1637, by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan's history. Damaged by Four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has been fully restored by the present King. The Dzong is open for visitors during Punakha Festival and in summer months when the monk body moves to Thimphu. Chimi Lhakhang (All tourists visiting Dzongs and temples must be dressed appropriately. No half pant, sleeve less shirts, floaters, etc are allowed) - situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley, is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, who in the late 15th century used humor, songs and outrageous behavior to dramatize his teachings and due to this also known as "Divine Madman". This temple is also known as the temple of fertility. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and wanting one, if they pray at this temple, they are usually blessed with a child very soon. It is about 30 minute walk across field from the road to the temple. The trail leads across rice fields to the tiny settlement of Pana, meaning "field". It then follows a tiny stream downhill to Yoaka and across more fields before making a short climb to Chimi Lhakhang. Overnight at Kichu resort.
Accommodation: Kichu Resort
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6

Day 06: Visit around Punakha/Wangdi

Today hike of 45 minutes from a small hill having a beautiful prayer wheel, Khansum Yulley Namgyal Chorten is a spectacular site to visit because of the beautiful view of the surroundings that it offers. It has a very rich history as to why it was built and it is a pleasure to hear it from one of the local guides. It is adorned with beautiful paintings of Sakyamuni, which makes this chorten a must watch. Later Overlooking Punakha, Wangduephodrang and Toebesa Valleys,you will visit Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery is a temple as well as a nunnery perched over a ridge. Initially, the complex had 41 nuns with 70 rooms but now it houses over a hundred nuns. With a 14-foot bronze statue of Avalokiteshvara and few other bronze statues, the nunnery was consecrated by his holiness Je Khenpo. The Lhakhang (temple) is double storied with a chorten resembling Boudhanath stupa of Nepal with black carved marble blocks surrounding it. It's a great place to meditate and catch the mesmerising view of Punakha Valley.Overnight hotel in Wangdi
Accommodation: Kichu Resort
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7

Day 07: Drive: Wangdi-Thimpu

After breakfast, transfer to Paro (2134Mts / 7000Fts, 135 Kms / 05 Hrs,). On arrival Thimpu, check in to the hotel. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight at hotel
Accommodation: Migmar Hotel/City Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8

Day 08: Drive: Thimpu -Phuntsoling- Jai Gaon

After breakfast transfer to Phuntsholing (5 hours drive) and overnight in Border town of Jaigoan or continue journey to SIKKIM. And you’ll drive to Jai Gaon.
Accommodation: Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9

Day 09: Drive: Jai Gaon- Gantok

After breakfast you’ll driive to Gantok.
Accommodation: Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10

Day 10: Visit around Gantok

After breakfast, today you’ll visit t around Gangtok: (Rumtek Monastery, Do-Drul Chorten, and Handicraft Center & Flower Exhibition Show).
Accommodation: Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11

Day 11: Visit around Gantok

After breakfast, today you’ll do excursion to Phodong & Labdang Monastery & visit Enchey Monastery in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12

Day 12: Drive: Gangtok- Pelling

After breakfast, today you’ll drive to Pelling and will visit Buddha Park on the way) and afternoon visit Rabdentse Palace Ruin.
Accommodation: Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13

Day 13: Drive: Pelling-Kalingpong

After breakfast, today you’ll visit around Pelling: (Visit Pemayangtse Monastery & Sangacholing Sky Walk ) and drive to Kalimpong.
Accommodation: Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14

Day 14: Drive: Kalingpong-Darjeeling

After breakfast, you’ll drive to Darjeeling and will visit Sangdong Palri , Goom Monastery & Tea Garden.
Accommodation: Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15

Day 15: Drive: Darjeeling-Badrapur and flight: Badrapur-Kathmandu

After Breakfast, you’ll drive to Badrapur (Nepal) and will catch afternoon flight to Kathmandu.
Accommodation: NO
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Airport/hotel/airport transfer by private air conditioned vehicle
  • All ground transfer in Bhutan by Toyota Coach
  • All ground transfer in India by private coach
  • Kathmandu-Paro Flight with airport taxes
  • Badrapur-Kathmandu flight with airport taxes
  • 20 kg per person baggage for trekking
  • All accommodation in Bhutan and India with three star hotels with Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on twin sharing basis
  • All required permit fees, visa fee
  • 1 English speaking guide whole tour
  • All personal expenses like drinking water, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc.
  • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency insurance
  • Tips for staff
  • All extra services if required (except motioned in ‘The Price Include’ section)
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    Nice Historical Tour

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