Journey To Bhutan
Travel Duration : 12 Days / 11 Nights
Destinations Covered : Bagdogra - Darjeeling - Kalimpong - Gangtok - Phuentsholing - Thimphu - Punakha - Wangduephodrang - Paro
Day 01: Arrive Bagdogra flying from Delhi/Kolkata
Arrive at Bagdogra airport. Transfer to Darjeeling. Check-in at hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Darjeeling
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, Batasia Loop. After breakfast go for a half-day sight seeing of Japanese Temple, Peace pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & Tea Estate OR visit to Rock Garden & Ganga Maya Lake. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Darjeeling/Kalimpong
After breakfast, you will be driven by your private car & driver to Kalimpong & check-in at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Kalimpong/Gangtok
After breakfast visit Dello hills, Dr. Graham’s Home, Flower Nurseries & then driven by your private car & driver to Gangtok & check-in at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Gangtok
After breakfast, half day sightseeing tour of Gangtok visiting Rumtek Monastery, Rumtek Monastery GangtokJhakri Water Falls along with Droul Chorthen, Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom & Flower Show. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Gangtok/Phuentsholing
After breakfast, you will be driven by your private car & driver to Bhutan’s border town of Phuentsholing in route passing through
spectacular green tea gardens. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative who will take you to your hotel. Phuentsholing is a thriving commercial center on the northern edge of the Indian plains. It is a fascinating mixture of Indian and Bhutanese culture, a perfect example of confluence of culture and people. Evening visit Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang. Take a stroll around town and local market. Overnight at Hotel in Phuentsholing.
Day 07 : Phuentsholing/Thimphu
Morning proceed to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan. En route visit Kharbandi Goemba - a beautiful monastery and Simtkha Dzong - the oldest fortress of the Kingdom. Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu.
Day 08 : Thimphu
Today visit Thimphu's famous sights. See Trashichho Dzong - the “fortress of the glorious religion,” Memorial Chhorten - the stupa built in memory of Bhutan’s Third King, National Library, Art School, Traditional Medicine Institute, The Textile and Folk Heritage Museum and Government Handicrafts Emporium. Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu.
Day 09 : Thimphu/Punakha
Morning drive to Punakha across Dochula pass that heralds the most
enchanting views of Bhutan. Visit here seventeenth-century Punakha Dzong. Later drive to Wangduephodrang. Visit here majestic Wangduephodrang Dzong sitting on the top of the hill at the confluence of Punakha Chhu and Tang Chhu rivers. Overnight at Hotel in Punakha.
Day 10 : Punakha/Paro
Today proceed to Paro, the beautiful valley with a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundred of myths and legends. Afternoon see Ta Dzong, National Museum of the Kingdom and Rinpung Dzong. Overnight at Hotel in Paro.
Day 11 : Paro
Morning head towards Durkgyel Dzong. It is a ruined fortress where Bhutanese warriors repelled several invasion by Tibetan armies. Also visit a traditional farm house which offers a good insight into culture and lifestyle of local people. Evening take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery and Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnight at Hotel in Paro.
Day 12 : Paro Depart
After early breakfast head to Paro airport for flight to onward/return journey.