Nepal, Sikkim Darjeeling & Bhutan Tour – 13 Days

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Overview

A JOURNEY TO THE BUDDHIST MONASTRIES AND HIMALAYAS

In our Sikkim Darjeeling and Bhutan tour, witness the century-old Buddhist monasteries, walk the mountain cliffs and hike the rice paddies stair-steps down the steep hillsides. Your journey begins with the arrival and transfer to Darjeeling where we include a ride on the narrow gauge mountain railways and witness the sunrise over Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hill.

Visit the capital of Sikkim, Gangtok and passing on to Rumtek visit the Karmapa’s Monastery. Travel to Kalimpong which was once an important trading post for these parts of the land. From Kalimpong, our road then descends into the plains known as duars which are filled with the lush tea garden.

Eventually, we will cross into Phuntsholing, Bhutan and discover Bhutan’s captivating cultural mix, reflected in its beautiful shrines, temples, and handicrafts as you travel from south to western Bhutan; within the towns and villages of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha valley. Explore the Dzongs, ancient fortresses that once protected the kingdom of Bhutan.

Two of these powerfully mystical places in the Himalaya will continuously keep overwhelming you with the charming charisma of natural beauty. Getting completely into the Himalayan beauty will bring you a placid mind to make you feel refreshed and energized.

Take this journey of two Himalayan nations for a hugely beneficial purpose.

Brief ItineraryView full

  • Day 1 : Punakha - Thimphu - Paro
  • Day 2 : Paro - Takstang Trek / Hike
  • Day 3 : Departure
  • Day 4 : Fly Bhadrapur and Drive to Darjeeling, India
  • Day 5 : Darjeeling Tours
  • Day 6 : Darjeeling – Gangtok/ Sikkim
  • Day 7 : Gangtok Sightseeing
  • Day 8 : Gangkok – Phuntsoling
  • Day 10 :
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  • Day 12 :
  • Day 13 : Thimphu - Punakha
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Punakha - Thimphu - Paro

Drive across Dochula pass to Thimphu. Continue to drive to Paro which is a total of 4 ½ hour’s drive. Visit the National Museum, Rinphung Dzong and stroll around the town.

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Paro - Takstang Trek / Hike

Hike upto Takstang monastery (Tiger Nest). Continue further for sightseeing of the stunning valley located around the region. Visit the ruined Drugyal Dzong, Kichu temple and a local farm house. Stay in Paro for the night.

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Departure

Airport Transfer to catch your international flight.
(You can combine trip with few days in Tibet or in India the Golden triangle like Taj Mahal area)

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Fly Bhadrapur and Drive to Darjeeling, India

After breakfast, we will transfer to Airport and fly to Bhadrapur airport for one hour flight and transfer to Darjeeling. To enter to India you need your Indian visa from home. Overnight in darjeeling Tiger Hills.

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Darjeeling Tours

Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (8364 Ft / 2550 Mts at around 4 AM) to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather). On way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast go for a half-day sightseeing of Japanese Temple, Peace pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Darjeeling Ropeway Ride (Ticket cost not included & will be approx INR 180.00 per person), Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) and panoramic view of Tea Estate. Overnight at Hotel.

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Darjeeling – Gangtok/ Sikkim

Drive to Gangtok (5500 Ft /1677 Mts, 130 Kms / 04 to 05 Hrs). Check in and over night at Hotel.

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Gangtok Sightseeing

After breakfast go out for sightseeing covering Rumtek Monastery, Droul Chorthen, Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom (Closed on Sunday), and Flower Show & Enchey Monastery. Evening free to explore Gangtok. Overnight at Hotel.

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Gangkok – Phuntsoling

Transfer to Phuntsoling Evening free to explore the town. Overnight at Hotel.

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293 m

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1,200 m

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2190 m

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Thimphu - Punakha

Early drives across Dochula pass to Wangdiphodrang. Visit the town and view the fortress of Wangdue. Drive to Punakha valley. Visit impressive Punakha Dzong at the confluence of two rivers.

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Includes

  • All accommodations included within Nepal, Inida and Bhutan.
  • Meals included as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Private transfers and internal flights to Bhadrapur.
  • Sightseeing tour with professional English Speaking Tour Guides.
  • All airports pick up and transfers.
  • Farewell dinner including a Nepali cultural show.
  • Travel permits.
  • Bhutan visa fees.
  • Major monuments’ entrance fee in Bhutan.

Exclude

  • Personal travel insurance.
  • All personal items.
  • A few lunches and dinners are not included.
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Mountain and road rescue.
  • Other emergency evacuations will be charged if necessary.
  • Expenses incurred as a result of illness, landslides, political disturbances, re-routing, flight cancellations and any other unforeseen situations and events which is not under our control.
  • Any kind of Table drinks, telephone bills, laundry, postage etc.
  • Nepal, India Visa cost
  • City monument entrance fee USD 35 (approx) which is payable upon arrival in Nepal 
  • Flight to Nepal and out of Bhutan
Hotel Vara

Hotel Vara

Located in the valley of Lobesa overlooking the blossoming and verdant valley with panoramic elongate between Punakha and Wangdue.

Started operation in early 2014, Hotel Vara allowed travellers to explore the wonders of valleys and offers the spectacular view of mountains landscape and oasis of tranquillity and peacefulness. Enjoy your stay in one of its lovely big rooms, cosy restaurant and an upstairs bar.

Thamel Eco Resort

Thamel Eco Resort

Thamel Eco Resort is an eco-friendly boutique hotel with a beautiful quiet courtyard garden away from the noise and traffic of Kathmandu. We are an authentically styled Nepalese hotel delivering international standards. We maintain 43 rooms including suites, family rooms, deluxe and standards rooms to meet the needs of any traveler. Our multi-cuisine restaurant, bar, and Yoga hall are on site to make your stay complete.

Renown for our friendliness and hospitality, we offer affordable prices in a convenient location in the heart of the tourist district of Thamel. You are walking distance to countless restaurants, shops, and the entertainment of Thamel. Just a short walk from Kathmandu Durbar Square, King’s Palace Museum, and Swayambhunath – the most revered Buddhist stupa in Nepal, we provide easy access to the sights of the City.

Enjoy complimentary wireless internet access, safe drinking water (we maintain eco-friendly re-fill stations), and tea/coffee. Thamel Eco Resort makes for an excellent to stay in Kathmandu.

We are only 8 km from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and don’t miss the panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding hills. We are here to make your stay in Nepal excellent.

http://www.thamelecoresort.com/ +977 1 4257505

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