DARJEELING SIKKIM 9 NIGHTS/ 10 DAYS
Bhutan:- A country resting peacefully in the lap of eastern Himalayas is one of those very few places that can probably take you back in time. The unadulterated nature, around 73% of the land drenched in wild greenery, the flag with dragon engraved on it, the rice that is born red, the place which is believed to be haunted by multiple demons and protected by multiple gods, the innocence of the locals that still believe that snowman exists and dragons spit fire, the land that has preserved the rarest of the nomadic tribes and fauna on the list of red-alert is what Bhutan is made up of. Not very well known amongst the tourist crowd, Bhutan indeed offers some mystical, magical places to visit for the intrepid traveler.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT NJP / IXB TRANSFER TO PHUENTSHOLING On arrival at NJP / IXB, you will be greeted by our official and transferred to Phuentsholing (298 Mts/977 Fts), a small Town at the Indo-Bhutan border. Have your lunch in an Indian Hotel. Post lunch Immigration formalities will be done and you Will be transfer to hotel. Evening at your own leisure. Overnight at Phuentsholing.
DAY 02: TRANSFER TO THIMPHU After Breakfast, check out from Hotel & Transfer to Thimphu. (178KMS/09Hrs) which lies at an elevation of 2300m. Thimphu lies in a beautiful valley, sprawling up a hillside on the west bank of the Thimphu CHHU River and has a total area of about 1809 sq. kms. Evening at your own leisure. Visitors can enjoy relaxing walk in the valley at evening. Be sure to sink your teeth into momo kopi, steam dumplings filled with finely chopped cabbage, onions, cheese and butter. Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu.
DAY 03: THIMPHU CITY TOUR After breakfast go for morning sightseeing- visit the Indigenous hospital where traditional old art of healing is still practiced, Art & craft School, National Library, royal goldsmith workshop and handicraft centers. Have a sumptuous lunch.In the afternoon visit the Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late king Jigme Dorji Wang chuck, 15th century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare Takin national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu Valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple. Evening at your own leisure. Overnight in Thimphu.
DAY 04: TRANSFER TO PARO After Breakfast, check out from Hotel & 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 2 hours/60 KM from Punakha). visit the historic ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong, built in 1647. Paro s Main street features shops on both sides, all crammed with brasswares, silk and cotton scarves, incense sticks, silver filigree jewellery, gho (Bhutanese National Dress for Men) which can be matched with elaborately embroidered boots, kira (wrap-around sarong worn for Bhuta Women) and prayer flags that one could string across any open space to seek blessings for loved ones and friends. Evening at your own leisure. Overnight in Paro.
DAY 05: PARO CITY TOUR After Breakfast: Visit -1) View of Taktshang Monastery, 2) Kichulanka Monastery, 3) Ta Dzong, 4) Paro Rinpung Dzong (Museum), 5) Nya-mey Zam, 6) Dungtse Lhankhang, 7) Kila Gompa, 8) Druk Choeding. In Evening: Stroll Through the Market of Paro & Overnight Stay in Paro.
DAY 06: TRANSFER TO PHUENTSHOLING After breakfast check out from Hotel proceeds to Phuentsholing. Overnight stay at P/ling.
DAY 07: TRANSFER TO DARJEELING After breakfast check out from Hotel proceeds to Darjeeling. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. The evening is free for leisure. Over night stay at hotel in Darjeeling.
DAY 08: DARJEELING SIGHTSEEING & TRANSFER TO GANGTOK Early morning at around 3:45 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to Tiger Hillto view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather). On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop. On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop. Back to hotel for breakfast - After breakfast rest for half an hour After breakfast next round of sight seeing - Full Day city tour includes Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tensing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate (Outer View), Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed), Peace Pagoda.
After sightseeing transferred to Gangtok. Overnight stay at hotel in Gangtok.
DAY 09: TSHANGU LAKE, BABA MANDIR EXCURSION After breakfast, in the morning, start for excursion to Tshangu Lake (12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in 3Hrs one way from Gangtok) & through Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary and Baba Mandir (13100Ft / 3994 Mts / 16Kms in 1Hrs one way from Tshangu Lake) (no entry for foreigner national, they are allowed to visit till Tshangu Lake, with a valid permit. They also have to be 02 & above is number to visit Tshangu Lake). Situated at a height of 12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in 3Hrs one way, with an average depth of 50 ft. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. Back to Gangtok and Overnight at Hotel.
Kindly note :
The document is required to process the permit. To process the permit we would require 04 Passport Size Photograph & photo proof identity card such as Voter Id / Passport / Driving License. Pan card & Adhar card is not accepted as identity proof by authorities.
(If we get information on previous day about natural calamity then it is possible for alternate sightseeing which I have informed. If guest already started journey for Tshangu lake , Baba Mandir excursion and Nathula but on the way they unable to reach those destination for natural calamity then no refund or alternate sightseeing possible.)
DAY 10: DEPARTURE
After breakfast at hotel transfer to NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport for your onward journey. As you go home let the everlasting memory of the radiant Himalayas and this beautiful serene place linger in your mind and prompt you now and again to revisit this place.
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Total Cost for the Transportation and Hotel 2 Adult - INR 59300 /-
Documents required to enter in Bhutan are:
At Bhutan Immigration
Voter Identity Card |Passport|Passport Size color Photograph (2 Nos) In case of not holding the above document, you need to approach to the office of consulate of India, India Embassy for getting permission for entry into Bhutan. The following documents are requires at the office of consulate general of India,
India Embassy for identification of Indian Citizenship.
Driving License|Pan Card|Ration Card|School/College Identity Card with Photo for those who are less than 18 years.|Marriage certificate
Note: Indian Embassy is closed on Saturday & Sunday. Permit on Saturday & Sunday is issued by main gate office, department of immigration, Phuentsholing, Bhutan.
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