this is an
example of our flexible tours.........
10 DAYS BHUTAN TOUR
9 Nights / 10 Days
1. Delhi / Bagdogra / Darjeeling :
Departure transfer to airport for flight to Bagdogra. On arrival,
assistance & transfer to Darjeeling by road. Check in at hotel
on arrival & in the evening walk around the Mall.
2. Darjeeling : Early morning at
about 4 am, drive to Tiger Hill to witness the beauty of the sun
rise. On the way back visit Ghoom, Samten, Chholing monastery &
Darli monastery. After late breakfast, leave for a guided tour of
Darjeeling town visiting the Mountaineering Institute, Zoo, Rope
Ways, Tenzin Rock, Tibet Handicraft Centre and the Tea gardens. In
the evening visit the Observatory Hill and the Mall. Overnight at
3. Darjeeling : Morning at 07h45,
reach railway station for Toy train ride from Darjeeling to Sonada
or Kurseon. One can enjoy Badhash Loop & full view of
Kunchanjunga Range. Lunch at Kurseon & then drive back to
Darjeeling. In the evening, walk to Observatory Hill & around
the Mall. Overnight hotel.
4. Darjeeling / Pemayangtse : Early morning
depart for Pema Yangtse. Check in at tourist lodge on arrival.. In
the afternoon, visit Pema Yangtse monastery, a premier monastery in
Sikkim built in the 17th century. The unique feature of this
monastery is the wooden structure depicting Sanglokpahi, the
Heavenly Abode of Guru Padma Sambhava. Overnight at Tourist Lodge or
5. Pemayangtse / Gangtok : After an early
breakfast, depart for Gangtok via Ravangla, where one will visit the
Tibetean Settlements. Enroute also visit Rumtek monastery, the
premier monastery in Sikkim & headquarter of Kyagyupa sect of
Tibetean Budhhism. Continue for Gangtok by coach & check in at
hotel for overnight.
6. Gangtok / Rumtek : After breakfast,
visit Tibeteology Chorten & Nyingpa monastery at Deorali &
Cottage Industry. After lunch, visit around MG Marg & then
depart for Rumtek, which is the seat of the Kagyu Order. The largest
monastery in Sikkim, traditional in design, it is a close replica of
the original in Tibet with beautiful murals & religious
artefacts. The monastery has 200 centres around the world. A must
for all visitors. Overnight in Rumtek.
7. Rumtek / Phuntsholing : After breakfast,
depart for Phuntsokling by coach (about 220 kms - almost 6 hours).
Check in at Hotel Sinclairs. In the afternoon, walk around
Phuntsokling town & market. Overnight hotel.
8. Phuntsholing / Thimpu (175 kms, takes about 6 hours) :
After breakfast, depart for Thimpu through winding and gentle
uphills till we reach Chapchhal Pass. The road desecends from the
pass till Chuzomsa (meeting point of two rivers) and enroute we can
see Chhuka Hydel Project which is the biggest hydro power plant in
Bhutan. Packed lunch will be served half the way to Thimpu, just
above Chhuka Hydel colony. Enroute also visit Kharbandi Gompa.
Nearby Thimpu visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the
kingdom. On arrivel at Thimpu, check in at hotel for overnight.
9. Thimpu : Full day sight
seeing in Thimpu including visits to Memorial Chorten,
Tashichhodzong, National Library, Painting School & the
Traditional Medicine Institute. Evening visit the local market and
Handicrafts Emporium. Overnight hotel.
10. Thimpu / Punakha (77 kms - 3 hours) :
After breakfast, depart for Punakha, across Dochula Pass (3,100 m).
From this point the major peaks of Bhutan can be seen, on a clear
day. Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan until 1955 and still is
the winter seat of the chief abbot. On arrival, check into hotel.
Afternoon visit Punakha Dzong. Later take a stroll through Punakha
market & town. After that take excursion to Wangdi Phodrang, the
interesting town towards the south of Punakha. Also visit the local
market at Wangdi. Evening return to Punakha for overnight at hotel.
11. Punakha / Gangtey (90 kms - 3 hours) :
In the morning, leave for Gangtey. On arrival check in at hotel.
Afternoon explore Gangtey Gompa & Phobjikha valley. Spotting
black necked cranes in the meadows next to Gangtey is an
ornithologists delight. The cranes migrate here from the high plains
of the Tibetean plateau in winter to milder climate of Phobjikha
valley. Also visit Gangtey Gompa Monastery, the only Nyingmapa
monastery in this region. Overnight hotel.
12. Gangtey / Paro (200 kms - 7 hours) :
After breakfast in the hotel, proceed to Paro, arriving by lunch
time. On arrival check into hotel. Evening visit Paro market and
twon. Overnight hotel.
13. Paro : Full day sight
seeing of Paro including visits to Drukgyel Dzong (on a clear day
one can see the commanding view of Mt. Chomolhari from the village
nestled below the dzong). Then visit a traditional farm house. The
beauty of Paro valley is embellished by the cluster of farm houses.
Stop enroute for a glimpse of Takstang monastery. Also visit Kyichu
Lhakhang, one of the oldest monasteries of the kingdom. After lunch
visit Ta Dzong & Rinpung Dzong. Overnight hotel.
14. Paro / Delhi : Transfer to airport for
flight to Delhi. On arrival, check in at hotel. Afternoon leave for
a combined sight seeing tour of Old & New Delhi. Overnight at