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The Best of Sikkim & Bhutan

$2000

per person

Natural beauty, culture and heritage

Begin your journey in Darjeeling nestled in the towering snow-capped mountain ranges. Venture to Tiger Hill to witness an overwhelming sunrise, take a toy Train ride, explore the captivating beauty of the Botanical and Tea Gardens of Darjeeling. Travel through hillsides draped in alpine forests swathed in swirling clouds, to the sacred Tsongo Lake a bird lovers paradise, visit Monasteries in the fairy tale capital of Gangtok and Phuntsoling among others. Fly over the Himalayan peaks making your way to see the architectural marvel of The Hanging Howrah Bridge in Kolkata, stopping through at its other great monuments along the way learning its history and culture of the people who live there.

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  • Include
    Daily Breakfast
    Entrance Fees Per Itinerary
    Internal Flights
    All Taxes
    Tour Fees Per Itinerary
    English Speaking Guide
    All Transfers
    Lunch & Dinner as per Itinerary
    Accommodation
  • Not Included
    Travel Insurance
    Late Check-Out
    Early Check-In
    Tips
    “Force Majure” Costs
    Personal Costs
    Laundry Costs
    Excess Baggage
    Drinks
    International Flights
    Local Transport
    Airport Taxes
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Day 01 Arrive Kolkata

Arrive by International flight, after traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative will assist you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check in. Overnight in Hotel - Kolkata
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Day 02 Kolkata - Bagdogra - Darjeeling

Morning, transfer to the airport on time to board flight for Bagdogra. On arrival our representative will meet and assist you at the airport for your onward drive to Darjeeling. On arrival we assist you to check in at the Hotel.  Overnight in Hotel – Darjeeling
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Day 03 Darjeeling

Located at an altitude of 7000 ft., Darjeeling, one of the most reputed hill stations in the Indian Subcontinent, is nestled in the towering snow-capped mountain ranges, dominated by the almighty Kanchenjunga (8598m). Early morning visit the Tiger Hill (8500m) to view the sunrise. Then we return to our hotel en route visiting the Ghoom Monastery, the most famous one of the area, built in 1875. Next is a Toy Train ride from Ghoom to Darjeeling. Breakfast at hotel. Morning, visit to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the Tibetan Refugee Camp and the Market. Lunch is suggested at the hotel. Afternoon, we visit the Museum, Botanical Gardens and Tea Gardens within a 20 km radius. Overnight in Hotel – Darjeeling
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Day 04 Darjeeling - Pelling

Today we will drive to Pelling, a fast-growing yet idyllic town 2,085 m above sea level. Pelling offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped Kanchenjunga, guardian deity of Sikkim. The hillsides draped in Alpine forests are swathed in swirling clouds and bounded by majestic mountains. Overnight in Hotel – Pelling
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Day 05 Pelling - Gangtok

Today we will tour the beautiful hilly city of Western Sikkim. Visit Pemayangtse Monastery, the most worshiped monastery of Sikkim, Sangacholim monastery and the sacred Khechipelri Lake. Later we drive to Gangtok, a fairy-tale capital in the clouds, balances precariously on steep mountain slopes, surrounded by lush rice terraces, swift flowing rivers and distant snow peaks. It is situated in the lower Himalayas and was a small hamlet until the construction of the Enchey Monastery, in 1840 made it a pilgrimage centre. It became a major stopover between Tibet and British India at the end of the 19th century. It is also a centre of Tibetan Buddhist culture. Overnight in Hotel – Gangtok
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Day 06 Gangtok

Today we take an excursion tour to Tsomgo Lake, considered extremely sacred by the local people. The place is a paradise for bird lovers with large number of Blue Whistling Thrush, Redstarts and Fork tails around. It hosts a number of migratory birds prominent among which is the Brahminy ducks. The word Tsongo in Bhutia language means source of the lake. Next we visit Do Drul Chorten & Jhang Club Chorten, two exquisite Stupas, it was built to commemorate the victory of good over evil and to perpetuate the memory of a great spiritualist of today. Thrul-Shik Rinpoche, an ardent devotee of Buddha and one of his best interpreters died in 1962. The stupa immortalizes Rinpoche in the land of his birth. Next we visit Rumtek Monastery, meandering roads through emerald green rice terraces, lays Rumtek, the main monastery of Kagyud or 'Black Hat' sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Built in 1959 by His Holiness the 16th Reincarnated Gyalwa Karmapa, it is a replica of Tsurphu Monastery from the Kham region of Tibet. Later we visit Himalayan Zoological Park also known as Bulbuley. Next, Government Institute of Cottage Industries (GICI), which produces crafts in authentic Sikkimese designs. Hand woven Tibetan carpets sprout dragons in natural dyes, Sikkimese-style tables called Choktse are expertly carved and coloured in red and gold. Also explore Lal bazaar, melody of colour. Various ethnic groups from different villages gather to haggle, bargain, gossip their wares. Overnight in Hotel – Gangtok
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Day 07 Gangtok - Phuentsholing

Today we will drive to Phuntsholing, located at India – Bhutan border. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. The rest of the evening is spent at leisure. Overnight in Hotel – Phuentsholing
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Day 08 Phuentsholing - Thimphu

This morning after breakfast, we visit Zangto Pelri Monestary. This small temple built in the centre of Phuentsholing town represents the heaven of Guru Rinpoche. Now we drive to Thimphu. Upon arrival, our first stop will be Kharbandi Gompa. This beautiful monastery situated in a garden of tropical plants and flowers, was built by Royal Grandmother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedron in 1967. There is a splendid view of Phuentsholing and the Indian plains from the monastery garden. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Overnight in Hotel – Thimpu
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Day 09 Thimphu

Morning, city tour of Thimphu. Walk around the vibrant and colourful market where local Bhutanese are seen carrying on their daily routines dressed in traditional clothing. Visit King Wangchuk's memorial, Tashichoe Dzong and Bhutanese handicraft centres and amazing Thimphu valley. Overnight in Hotel – Thimphu
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Day 10 Thimphu - Punakha

Morning, drive to Punakha. Upon arrival, check in the hotel. Later, visit The Punakha Dzong built at the confluence of the Po and Mo Chu Rivers in the 17th Century, by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, it served as capital of Bhutan until 1955. The Dzong houses sacred artifacts and the embalmed body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Overnight in Hotel – Punakha
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Day 11 Punakha - Paro

This morning we drive to Paro. Our journey runs through the typical country side of Bhutan, dotted with traditional houses on the hill slope and river valley. On arrival, check in at the hotel and later do a city sightseeing tour including Wang Chu and Paro Chu at Chozom. Overnight in Hotel – Paro
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Day 12 Paro

Today, we start our full day tour of The valley of Paro, containing a wealth of attractions. In the morning we visit Ta Dzong. Once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan's National Museum in 1968. Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, which has a long and fascinating history. Overnight in Hotel – Paro
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Day 13 Paro - Kolkata

Today, we check out from hotel and drive to Paro airport to take the flight to Kolkata. On a clear day, the flight from Paro is breathtaking, with views of major Himalayan peaks such as Everest, Kanchenjunga and Makalu, and on the final approach Bhutan's own snowy peaks, the sacred Chomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsering Gang. Enjoy the bird's eye view of the entire Himalayan Kingdom as you fly back home with a pleasant memory of a wonderful visit. We arrive at Kolkata and assist you to check in to the hotel. Overnight in Hotel – Kolkata
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Day 14 Kolkata

This morning, we proceed for sightseeing of Kolkata, the proud intellectual capital of the country. It used to be the capital of the British East India Company and the evidence of the British colonisation persists there in the city. The Victoria Memorial is a grand structure constructed in the memory of Queen Victoria. This building houses a number of rare specimens that are historical preserves of the land. The Hanging Howrah Bridge is an architectural marvel of the country. The second largest Planetarium in Asia, the Birla Planetarium is another site that attracts attention. The recently built Vidyasagar Setu is another architectural wonder, connects both the banks of the Hooghly River. The Metro Railway, Indian Museum, Dalhousie Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, National Library, Shaheed Minar, Eden Garden, Fort William, Rat Park and Marble Palace are some of the other sites of the city that are worth visiting. In the evening, transfer to the international airport to board flight for your onward journey. Our tour concludes: Thank you for your patronage we look forward to travelling with you again in the future.

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