Itinerary:WO 08 BH – 12N & 13D –THIMPHU (02N) – PUNAKHA (01N) – PARO (03N) – JALDAPARA NATIONAL PARK (01N) – GORUMARA NATIONAL PARK (02N) – KALIMPONG (01N) – DARJEELING (02N)
Duration:12 NIGHTS & 13 DAYS
Highlights:THIMPHU, PUNAKHA, PARO, JALDAPARA NATIONAL PARK, GORUMARA NATIONAL PARK, KALIMPONG, DARJEELING
Day 1 : Arrival & transfer to Thimphu
On arrival at Falakata railway station (69km) / Alipurduar railway station (55km) / Hasimara railway station (19km) - meet & greet & transfer to Phuentosholing .Processing for permit , then proceed for Thimphu ( 165 km , 6 – 6 ½ hrs. drive approx.).Enroute visit Chuka Dam (Top View).Overnight stay at Thimphu.
Day 2 : Thimphu full day city tour
Post breakfast proceed for a city tour , covering Buddha point , BBS tower , Tashicchhoe Dzong , The memorial chorten , National library , The Institute of Traditional Medicine . Centenary Farmer Market , Changlimithang Stadium , School of arts & crafts , Handicraft school , Zangthopelri lhakhang , Motithang takin reserve (Takin Zoo) , Semthoka Dzong.Overnight stay at Thimphu.
Day 3 : Thimphu – Punkha & Wangdu – Thimphu
Transfer To Punakha. (3 hrs. drive approx. 90 Km )Punakha is the administrative centre of Punakha dzongkhag, districts of Bhutan. Punakha was the capital of Bhutan. It Has a population of 25,700. Wangdue Phodrang is a town and capital (dzongkhag thromde) of Wangdue Phodrang District in central Bhutan. It Has a Population Of 34,300. Enroute Visit 1) Dochu la Pass, 2) Druk Wangyal Lhakhang. 3) Punakha Dzong, 4) Wangdue Phodrang, 5) Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten.Overnight Stay at Punakha.
Day 4:Punakha to Paro
Post breakfast Transfer to Paro, Paro is Destination Of Scenic Beauty, The Only International Airport of Bhutan in Paro. It Has a Population of 39,800. (which is approx. 4 Hours /143 Km From Punakha & Wangdue). Check-In at Hotel Overnight Stay at Paro.
Day 5 : Paro to Chele La pass ( 45 km , 2hrs. drive) & Haa Valley only (22 km , 1 hr. drive)
Early morning breakfast proceed for a thrilling journey to Chele La pass ( 4200 meter) .On a clear day one can sight Mt.Chomolhari & Jichu Drakey from here.Another 22 km drive will take to you to Haa Valley (It is an army occupied zone , hence you can have the outside view).Back to Paro & night stay.
Day 6: Paro full day city tour
Post breakfast Visit 1) Drukgyal Dzong, 2) View of Taktsang Monastery, 3) Kichulanka Monastery, 4) Ta Dzong, 5) Paro Rinpung Dzong (Museum), 6) Nya-Mey Zam, 7) Dungtse Lhankhang, 8) Druk Choeding. Overnight Stay at Paro.
Day 7 : Paro – Jaldapara National Park
Post breakfast check out & proceed for Jaldapara via Phuentosholing ( 198 km , 7 hrs. drive approx.).Check in & collect next day morning elephant ride ticket.Overnight stay at Jaldapara National Park.
Day 8: Transfer to Gorumara National Park
Early morning enjoy thrilling elephant safari from Hollong.Post breakfast check out & proceed for Gorumara National Park ( 95 km , 2 ½ - 3 hrs. drive approx.)Afternoon enjoy Jungle safari (subject to availability).Overnight stay at Lataguri / Murti under Gorumara National Park.
Day 9 : Day trip to Samsing – Suntalekhola
Early morning breakfast proceed for day trip to Jhalong – Bindu – Samsing – Suntalekhola , the drive is through lush green forest & delight for sore eyes.Overnight stay at Lataguri / Murti under Gorumara National Park.
Day 10 : Transfer to Kalimpong
Post breakfast check out & proceed for Kalimpong via Gorubathan , Lava ( 120 km , 3 – ½ hrs. drive approx).On the way visit Lava monastery (by walk).Evening visit local market. Overnight stay at Kalimpong.
Day 11 : Kalimpong city tour & departure to Darjeeling
Post breakfast , check out &drive for full day Kalimpong city tour covering Visit Deolo view point , Durpin dara , Mangal dham , Pine view cactus nursery , Dr.Grahams home , Army gold course (drive pass) , Buddha statue & park ,Hanuman Mandir.proceed for Darjeeling , at an elevation of 6710 feet , Popularly known as the Queen of the hills.Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 12 : Darjeeling city tour
Early morning at about 3:45 am drive to Tiger hill through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather) – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop – Back to hotel for breakfast - After having breakfast, a sightseeing tour of Darjeeling will be arranged. Within this tour, you can visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (closed on Thursday), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre (closed on Sunday), Tea Garden (outer view) and Japanese Peace Pagoda. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 13 : Transfer to station / airport
Post breakfast check out & proceed for NJP railway station ( 82 km , 2 ½ drive approx.) / Bagdogra Airport ( 95 km , 2 ½ - 3 hrs. drive approx.).Tour ends.
Indian Embassy is closed on Saturday & Sunday. Permit on Saturday & Sunday is issued by Main Gate office, Department of immigration, Phuentsholling, Bhutan
We are not responsible for tour cancellation due to Force Majeure clause (Expenses / Cancellations incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc.) Additional expenses incurred due to Force Majeure Clause on the ongoing tour shall be borne by the guest on actual.