Himalayan Splendor With Tender Of Bhutan




Destination: Darjeeling 2N + Gangtok 2N + Pheuntsholing 1N + Thimphu 2N + Punakha 1N + Paro 2N
Duration: 10 NIGHTS & 11 DAYS
Code: EWHCOM 12

Itinerary of the package :

Day 01 ::   Arrival NJP/ IXB  To  Darjeeling

Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP / IXB & transfer to Darjeeling is one of the most magnificent hill resorts in the world. Evening free to explore this Hill queen. Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 02 ::   In Darjeeling

Early Morning at 0400 AM visit Tiger Hill ,famous for sunrise over Mt. Kanchendzonga,on way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop and back to hotel. After breakfast proceed for visit 7 points ,covering The Himalayan  Mountaineering Institute, PNZ Zoological Park (closed on Thursday) Tenzing Rock, Tibetans Refuge Centre (closed on Sunday), Tea Garden (outer view), Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda & Ropeway (not operational only view point) . Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 03 ::   Darjeeling  To  Gangtok + Gangtok 07 Points Visit

Morning Transfer to Gangtok via Peshok Tea Gardens. On arrival Check in at hotel , After freshen up start half day sightseeing visit The Banjhakhri Water Falls, Cable car ( Own Ticket ), Botanical garden, Do-Dul Chorten, Institute of Tibetology, Flower show and cottage industry ,Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 04 ::  Excursion  Trip To  Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (Schedule will depend on  the issuance of Permit )

Day excursion to Tsomgo Lake – situated at a height of 3,780 Mts. with an average  depth of 50 ft  &  Baba Mandir – The shrine maid in memory of sepoy Harbahajan Sing , Back to Gangtok , Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 05 ::   Gangtok To  Pheuntsholing

After Breakfast transfer to Pheuntsholing – The Gateway of Bhutan by  Road from India , Pheuntsholing (also sometimes spelled Phuntsholing) is the second largest town in Bhutan (population around 40,000) and is located on the Indian border, next to the town of Jaigaon . Evening free . Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 06 :: Transfer to Thimphu. Sightseeing Thimphu.

After Permit , transfer to Thimphu. After check in at hotel, half day sightseeing Thimphu. Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan.  Visit King’s Memorial Chorten (Monument), Chang Gangkha Monastery (one of the oldest monastery in the valley), National Zoo (contains national animal takin ), National Library (collections of holy scripts) & BBS Tower. ( If Time is not Permit for  visit next day sightseeing will arrange ) , Overnight in Thimphu.

 

Day 07 ::  Thimphu sightseeing.

Visit Folk Heritage Museum, Textile Museum, School of Arts and Crafts (also known as the painting school), National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Traditional Paper Factory (made from Daphne plant). Overnight in Thimphu.

 

Day 08 ::  Early morning transfer to Punakha/Wangdue (via Dochula Pass). Punakha / Wangdue sightseeing.

Morning drive (70 kms / 2.30 hrs) to Wangduephodrang, with a stop en route for tea at Dochu La Pass (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. In Wangdue, stop at Mehsina village & visit Chime Lhakhang – The Temple of Fertility built in 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kinley. (This monk is popularly known as the Devine madman for his philosophy, “Salvation through sex”). Afternoon drive to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan, and visit Punakha Dzong, which is noteworthy both for being one of the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan and also for having been built by the first Shabdrung in 1637. Overnight in Punakha.

 

Day 09 ::  Morning transfer to Paro. Half day sightseeing Paro.

Morning transfer (160 kms / 4 hrs) to Paro. After lunch drive 12kms north of Paro to hike to Tango (Horse’s Head) monastery. It will take about 45 minutes to hike to the monastery. Tango Monastery is a Buddhist college, and it’s the residence of the Desi Tenzin Rabgye, a young boy who is the reincarnation of the 16th-century monk who built Tango. Overnight in Paro.

 

Day 10 ::  Full Day sightseeing Paro.

Visit the Ta Dzong, a circular fortress that once protected this valley from the Tibetan invasion. It is now the National Museum with an excellent collection of Bhutanese antiquities. A short drive back to the Paro Rinpung Dzong which was built and consecrated in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. This Dzong is also the administrative seat of the district of Paro and it also contains a state monastic community of about 200 members. Afternoon will drive up to visit Drugyel Dzong which is located upstream to the end of the paved road.. While coming back from Drugyel Dzong visit ‘Tiger’s Nest’ base camp & Kichu monastery. The evening ends with a walk through the Paro’s main shopping district. The local shops sell a variety of goods-groceries, textiles as well as prayer flags. Overnight at Paro.

 

Day 11 :: Drop to Paro International Airport.

After Breakfast drop to Paro international airport – Tour Ends with sweet memories.

Hotel Details :

Hotels Recommended Or Similar

Destination

Luxury(4*)

Superior(3*)

Deluxe(2*)

Darjeeling

 

 

Hotel Viceroy/ITC Fortune Central/Hotel R J Resort

Anand Palace Gymkhana Resort/Seven Seventeen

Krishna Residency/Hotel Sunflower/Hotel Meghma/Hotel Mohit

 

Ganktok

 

Hotel Tamarind/Keepsa Residency/Sterling Dellisso Abode/Mount Sinilchu Resort

Hotel Meru/Ttaktsang Residency/Hotel Sidlon Residency/Ricevally Residency

Hotel Iris Inn/Blue Poppy/Royal Residency/Juniper Tree

Pheuntsholing

 

Hotel Druk/Similar

Hotel Wild Orchid/Hotel Luckhi

Hotel Namgey/Bhutan Residence

Thimphu

 

 

Hotel Phuntsho Pelri/Hotel River View/Hotel Raven Inn

Hotel Migmar/ Hotel River View / Hotel Jumolhari

Hotel Dragon Roots/Hotel Peaceful Resort/Hotel Wangchuk/Hotel 89/Hotel Raven inn

Punakha

 

Hotel Punatsangghu/Similar

Hotel Damchen Resort/Meripuensum Resort/Similar

Hotel Damchen Resort/Meripuensum Resort/Similar

Paro

 

 

Hotel Tenzinling Resort/Kichu Resort/Jamka Resort

Hotel Sonam Trophel/Hotel Lakhi Yanki/Holiday Home

Hotel Olathang/Day Kyed Resort/Tiger Nest/Uguen Phendaling

 

The following points are to be noted for Child Rate

** Children above 10+ years will be charged 100% as per Adult Rate

** Children of 5+ to 10 sharing parent’s room will be charged as per CWB or CNB

** Children below 5 years Complimentary.

 

(Hotels are very strict with the child policy. Please carry the age prrof so that it can be produced when asked)

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