Itinerary:WO 09 BH – 15N& 16D –THIMPHU ( 02N) – PUNAKHA (01N) – PARO (03N) – JALDAPARA NATIONAL PARK (01N) – KALIMPONG (01N) – GANGTOK (03N) – PELLING (02N) – DARJEELING (02N)
Duration:15 NIGHTS & 16 DAYS
Highlights:THIMPHU, PUNAKHA, PARO, JALDAPARA NATIONAL PARK, KALIMPONG, GANGTOK, PELLING, 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 –Punakha
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 Kalimpong
Early morning enjoy thrilling elephant safari from Hollong.Post breakfast check out & proceed for Kalimpong (155 km , 4 – 4 ½ hrs. drive approx.).Evening visit local market .Overnight stay at Kalimpong.
Day 9 : Transfer to Gangtok
After breakfast proceed for Gangtok ( 92 km , 2 ½ - 3 hrs. of drive approx).Gangtok the capital of Sikkim.Situated at an altitude of ( 5500 feet ). With a spectacular view of the Khangchendzonga, the town provides the perfect base for travel through the state. Evening stroll around the Mall / local market.Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 10 : Excursion to Tsangu Lake / Tsomgo Lake & Baba mandir
Post breakfast proceed for next round of sightseeing.Today’s excursion will take you to the enthralling Tsangu / Tsomgo Lake ( 55 km ) which is located at a height of 12,400 ft above the sea level, this is holy lake of Sikkim after that visit Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ( 13,200 feet). After that you will be driven back to the hotel.Evening is free . overnight stay in Gangtok.
Day 11 : Gangtok Local Sightseeing
Post breakfast start for the city tour of Gangtok – Visit to Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, and Tashi View point . Over Night stay at Gangtok
Day 12 : Transfer to Pelling
Post breakfast proceed to Pelling via scenic road – This is a drive of 140 kilometers 3 ½ - 4 hours through scenic road – visit Namchi , Chardham .Evening free to roam around the small settlement .Over Night stay at Pelling.
Day 13 : Pelling Local sightseeing
Post breakfast proceed for Pelling day visit Rimbi water Falls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Kechopalri Lake , Kechopalri Monastery, Kanchenjunga water Falls, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse ruins, Over Night stay at Pelling
Day 14 : Transfer to Darjeeling
Post breakfast proceed for Darjeeling ( 135 km , 3 – 3 ½ hrs. Drive approx).It is situated at an altitude of 6710 ft.Darjeelng boast of its tea , Magnifiacnt view of Mt.Kanchenjunga & world famous Tiger Hill (provides stunning sunrise with Mt.Kanchenjunga).Over night stay at Darjeeling.
Day 15 : Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing
Early morning at about 3:45 am drive to (8000 feet / 2440 meters) 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 Temple , Peace Pagoda.Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 16 : Departure
Post breakfast check out & proceed for NJP railway station / Bagdogra airport via Pashupati (Indo-Nepal border ) , Pashupati Market , Mirik Lake (If time permits , one can opt for boating at Sumendu Lake), tea garden ( 110 km , 3 ½ - 4 hrs. drive approx.) .Tours ends.
SCANNED COPY OF VOTER CARD OR DRIVING LICENCE OR PASSPORT ALONG WITH PASSPORT SIZE PHOTOGRAPH OF ALL TRAVELLERS
NB : NRI, OCI, PIO Card holder & Foreign National are not allowed to visit Baba Mandir&Nathula Pass. They are allowed to visit till Tsangu Lake, with a valid permit. They also have to be 02 & above in number to visit Tsangu Lake. For getting the valid permit these guest will have to bring with them their valid passport & visa / OCI / PIO Card. They will also be required to bring along with them 08 passport size photograph for processing their permits into Sikkim, Tsangu Lake, Lachen&Lachung. There will be an additional cost for processing the permit & making the tour applicable. Kindly write to us for additional cost.
For Indian Passport Holders to process the permit we would require the following:
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.