North-East With Bhutan India, a tour package of 11 nights and 12 days has been designed in such a manner that along with visiting the famous places of northeast India, you will also visit the attractions of the Kingdom of Bhutan. The destinations that you will explore include Darjeeling, Gangtok, Lachung, Yumthang valley, Phuentsholing, Thimpu and Paro. During the tour, you will get a chance to visit several tourist attractions, explore the forts and various monasteries, admire the natural beauty and much more.
Day 1: Delhi - Bagdogra (By air) - Darjeeling
Board a flight from Delhi to reach the Bagdogra airport. Once you will arrive here, you will get an on-road transfer to Darjeeling (around 3 hrs. Drive). Once you reach Darjeeling, complete the check-in formalities at your Hotel. The day is free for leisure activities. You can explore the nearby surroundings on foot and interact with the locals. Overnight stay.
Day 2: Darjeeling
In the morning, you are going to visit Tiger Hill where you will view a mesmerizing sunrise. While you are returning to your hotel, also visit the Ghoom Monastery. After having breakfast, you are going to go on-board the very popular toy train. During the ride, you will go up to Ghoom. In the afternoon, you are going to continue with sightseeing that will include the Tibetan Refugee Centre and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Stay Overnight.
Day 3: Darjeeling - Pemayangtse (Pelling)
Have your breakfast and begin driving to Pelling. On you reach Pelling, complete the check formalities at your pre-booked hotel. Have lunch and later leave for exploring Pemanyangste Monastery, a Buddhist monastery which is the oldest one in Sikkim. It was originally constructed during the 17th century. Stay overnight.
Day 4: Pelling - Gangtok
In the morning after you will have your breakfast, hit the road to go to Gangtok. On arrival, check-in at your pre-booked hotel. Post lunch, in the afternoon, leave for visiting the popular attracted of Gangtok that will include the Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom, Enchey Monastery, Research Institute of Tibetology, Chorten and the world famous Rumtek Monastery. Stay overnight.
Day 5: Gangtok - Lachung
On the 5th day of the tour, have your breakfast and get an assisted transferred to Lachung by road (117 kms). On the way, you will halt at Kabilungtsok to admire the surrounding beauty, Naga Waterfalls to enjoy fun activities and the Holy Rock at Chungthang, a small village. Also have your lunch, on the way. On reaching, complete the check-in at your hotel for staying overnight.
Day 6: Lachung - Yumthang - Lachung
On day 5, have your breakfast and leave for a day-trip to Yumthang valley, a spectacular valley with the majestic Himalayan Mountains in the backdrop. Mostly referred to as ‘Valley of Flowers’, you can admire the surrounding scenic beauty here. You may indulge in nature hiking and other adventure activities like zorbing here. Return to Lachung for an overnight stay.
Day 7: Lachung - Gangtok
Today, get transferred to Gangtok by road. En-route you will be able to spot the Kanchendzonga from Singhik point. (Note: Subject to weather conditions). Also explore the visit Phodang Monastery, a Buddhist monastery on the way. This monastery was rebuilt during the 18th century and is home to around 250 monks in the present times. Upon reaching, check-in at your hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Stay overnight.
Day 8: Gangtok - Phuentsholing (Bhutan Border)
After breakfast on day 8, drive to Phuentsohling, a town on the border of the southern part of Bhutan. On arrival, check in at Hotel. The rest of the day has to be spent at leisure. You can do the activities of your interest such as sightseeing, interacting with the locals etc. Overnight stay.
Day 9: Phuentsholing - Thimpu (6 Hours Drive)
After breakfast, get an assisted transfer to Thimpu, the capital city of the Kingdom of Bhutan. On arrival, check in at your pre-booked hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Admire the natural beauty, observe the lifestyle of the locals of Bhutan, and interact with them. Overnight stay.
Day 10: Thimpu
After breakfast, you will visit the National Library which hosts a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts, the School of Thangkha paintings and the Traditional Medicine Institute. You will also pass through the Trashi Chhodzong, where the administrative headquarters of ministries is located. Lunch will be served in one of the restaurants in town. In the afternoon, you can drive to Dochula, which is around 23 kms from Thimphu. On a clear day, the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, Table Mountain, Jeje Khang, Masakhang and Gangcheyta could be seen. Dinner and night stay at the hotel.
Day 11: Thimpu - Paro (2 Hours Drive)
After breakfast, drive to Paro. Check in at your hotel. The first visit of the day will be Drukgyal Dzong. On the way to Drukgyal Dzong, you will pass through many local houses built in traditional styles. You can also have the view of the famous Taktsang Monastery from the way to Drukgyal Dzong. Post lunch, you will visit the National Museum or Ta Dzong (an ancient watch tower), which has a fine collection of Thangkha paintings, weapons and artifacts. After the visit to Ta Dzong, take a short walk to Rinpung Dzong, the administrative headquarter of Paro district. Dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 12: Paro - Delhi
Today is the last day, when you will get transferred to Paro airport to board a flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and board a flight for onward destination.