This is designed to leave more time as well
as to compensate the high costs of Bhutan with
the low costs of India, so that clients can
afford more days. Clients may travel from Bhutan
to India or reverse the direction according
to convenience, as well as lengthen their stay
in Bhutan. Custom made itineraries are included
Day 1 : Kolkata / Delhi.
On arrival, the clients will be received by
our agent at the airport and transferred to
a near by hotel. Next morning, they will be
transferred to the domestic airport to board
the flight to Bagdogra.
Day 2 : Bagdpgra – Darjeeling.
85 km. 4 hrs.
Arrive Bagdogra ex- kolkata/Delhi by Jet Air
ways or Indian airlines where our guide will
receive you at the airport and drive to Darjeeling.
Day 3 : Darjeeling Sightseeing.
Early morning make an excursion to Tiger Hill
to view sunrise over Mt. Kunchenjunga, the third
highest peak in the world. En route visit Yigacholing
Ghoom Monastery which it has famous statue of
Maitreya Buddha (The future Buddha).
After breakfast the sightseeing tour of Darjeeling
visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute,
Zoological Park, Tibetan Refugee self Help center,
the nearest tea garden to witness the manufacturing
process of Darjeeling tea.
After noon joy train ride from Darjeeling
to Ghoom 8 Km and return to hotel by a car.
Evening at leisure. Overnight hotel.
Day 4 : Darjeeling – Sikkim.
95 Km. 5 hrs.
Transfer to Pelling, West Sikkim passing through
the evergreen forests, famous tea gardens of
Darjeeling, terraced farmlands, hamlets etc.
Day 5 : Sikkim Sightseeing.
Am. Sightseeing tour of Pelling visiting Pemayangtse
Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in
Sikkim, Rabdentse the second palace of Sikkim
which lies in ruins, Kechipalri lake or wish
fulfilling lake which is located at the midst
of verdant forest. PM. Transfer to Gangtok.
Day 6 : Sightseeing of Gangtok.
Rumtek Monastery the seat of HH Karmapa of Kagyu
sect of Tibetan Buddhism, Institute of Tibetology,
Directorate of Handicrafts, Enchey Monastery,
Flower Festival and view Points. Evening at
leisure. Overnight hotel.
Day 7 : Gangtok - Kalimpong via river
Teesta (76 Km. 3hrs).
Sightseeing tour in Kalimpong includes –
Zangdopalri Phodrang monastery, Deola Hill,
Durpin Hill, a private flower/ cactus nursery
and walk around the typical little town of Kalimpong.
Day 8 : Kalimpong – Phuentsholing,
(Bhutan) 180 Km. 6 hrs.
Today you will travel through the rain forest,
farmlands and roadside Baazar with vibrant local
culture and famous tea garden of the Dooars.
On arrival you will received by the representative
of Bhutanese counterpart in Border Phuentsholing.
Altitude 300. Meters. This town is southern
part of country border with India & Bhutan.
You will realize that once when you cross the
gate. What the Bhutan is mean. Peace and harmony.
Although, nothing much to see here in south
part of Bhutan. But if time permits only thing
we could see is kharbandi Gonpa. The Queen Mother
of Bhutan built it and it is 5 kilometers from
main town. But from here you will enjoy the
whole panoramic view border of India & Bhutan.
Day 9 : Day 2. Phuentsholing –
Thimphu. 170Km. 6 Hours. Altitude 2350m.
Today will be only driving day to the capital
Thimphu through many winding road of Bhutan.
But one will come across lot of changes in vegetation
and climate from tropical to sub-tropical to
The sceneries are very beautiful dropping down
from valley to gorge, ravens and rocks. Moreover
you will come across one of big hydroelectric
project that Bhutan have in country. It is called
Tala Hydro Project and you will come across
lot of check pints where they check the passing
of vehicles and people. Overnight hotel.
Day 10 : Thimphu Sightseeing.
Day 11 : Thimphu - Punakha.77Km. 3
hours. Altitude: 1350m
Drive to Punakha via Dochula -Pass 3150m above
the sea level overlooking the high Himalayas
and the lush green valleys of Talo and Mendigang,
lunch at Punakha and sightseeing including a
visit to the exquisite Punakha Dzong, which
is consider the old capital of Bhutan and the
Kingship was started from here in 1907, 17th
December, the first king of Bhutan was crowned
here and every consecutive year in this date.
It is celebrate as a national day in Bhutan.
After the Dzong drive further to do a mini
hike to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten and
once when you reach up on the top you will witness
all the winding view of Mo-Chu river below with
the villages and if you look towards north you
will see the snow capped mountains. Overnight
Day 12 : Excursion to Gantey Gonpa
or either you can make hike around. Approx 45Km.
4hrs. Altitude 3000m. Gangtey Gomba
was built in small hillock surrounded by the
blue pine trees and it was found by the descended
of Pema Lingpa. The great Bhutanese saint from
Bumthang in 16th century and Nyimpa Monastery.
At the end of 17th century it was enlarge once
and at present it is headed by the 9th reincarnation
called Gangtey Trulku. At present it is under
renovation and it is ring with family house
of Gomchens (Lay man) who work and worship at
Further down you will reach to Phobjikha valley.
This place is reserved for the migration of
black Neck Crane. The people out here has become
friendly with the endanger species and every
consecutive year starting from 2nd week of November
to 1st week of April. The fields and marshes
of this undisturbed valley is truly sight as
you watch the cranes. After having a picnic
lunch drive back to wangdue. Overnight hotel.
Day 13 : Wangdue – Paro. 142
Km. 5 hrs. Altitude: 2250m.
Drive to Paro will follow same route back till
chuzom (Confluence) where the two rivers meet.
Wangchuk River from Thimphu & Pa- Chu from
Paro and after crossing the bridge you will
turn to right towards Paro valley. Paro is located
in a flat valley awash with rice fields that
lie above a narrow gorge. This fertile valley
was the seat of power in western Bhutan during
nineteenth century. In the evening you will
have a chance to visit the valley’s largest
Paro Dzong. A Dzong is a fortress that holds
offices for civil officials and quarters for
the monastic authorities. All Dzongs are built
in harmony with the land that they protect and
often raise directly out of the ridges they
were built upon. You will spend the evening
at the Gantey Palace. The hotel provides a spectacular
view of the Paro Dzong and as well dzong.
Check in the hotel and lunch. Visit National
museum of Bhutan, Paro Dzong and walk down through
the cantilever bridge that it will take you
down to Paro town have leisure at shops. Overnight
Day 14 : Taktsang excursion.
After an early morning breakfast, drive to Sartsam
Chorten for a day hike to Taktsang Monastery.
The name Taktsang means “ Tiger’s
Nest”. This magical monastery clings to
vertical granite cliff 800 m above the valley
floor. Legend says that Guru Padmasambhava flew
to a cave on this cliff riding a tiger-hence
the name –to meditate. The tiger was actually
his favorite consort, Yeshe Tsogyel, whom he
transformed into a tiger for the purpose of
this journey, they meditated in the cave, and
when Guru left he instructed for the monastery
to be built. The monastery was burnt badly and
the carbon copy was built exactly as before.
Other possible excursions include visiting
the Drukgyel Dzong. Built in 1649 by Shabdrung
Ngawang Namgyel to defense Bhutan from further
aggression from the Tibetans.
Another tour include visit to Kichu Lhakhang.
Built in 7th century by Songtsen Gampo the first
King of Tibet, the monastery was one of 108
built to help spread Buddhism through the Himalayas.
It is located just outside of Paro and is one
of the country oldest and most sacred places.
Day 16 : Departure.
An early morning Departure to: Bangkok (Thailand),
Katmandu (Nepal), and Kolkata/Delhi (India)
Dhaka and Myanmar.