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Duration
12 Days / 11 Nights
Trip
Start: Delhi / End: Delhi

North East with Bhutan

Delhi - Bagdogra - Darjeeling - Pelling - Gangtok - Lachung - Gangtok - Phuentsholing - Thimphu - Paro - Delhi

Introduction

North-East India with Bhutan is a tour offering incredible sights and experiences. The 12 days and 11 nights covers the famous places of northeast India and the Kingdom of Bhutan. The destinations waiting to be explored include Darjeeling, Pelling, Gangtok, Lachung, Yumthang valley, Phuentsholing, Thimphu and Paro.  Admire the spectacular beauty of the North East Himalayas. The mystical beauty is the treasure trove of many spiritual secrets. Experience bliss during your travels.

Note that this is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.


Trip Highlights
    • View the sunrise from Tiger Hill in Darjeeling
    • Enjoy a fun ride on the Himalayan toy train up to Ghoom
    • Visit the Pemanyangste Monastery, the oldest Buddhist monastery in Sikkim
    • Explore the world famous Rumtek Monastery in Gangtok
    • Indulge in fun activities at Naga Waterfalls, en-route Lachung
    • A day-trip to the beautiful Yumthang Valley
    • Explore Phodang Monastery in Lachung
    • Guided tour of the National Library of Thimphu
    • Drive to Dochula to view snow-capped mountain peaks
    • Explore the magnificent structures of Drukgyal Dzong and Rinpung Dzong in Paro

Itinerary Details
Day 1 Delhi – Bagdogra (By air) - Darjeeling

Board a flight from Delhi to reach the Bagdogra airport in West Bengal. On arrival, get an on-road transfer to Darjeeling (around 3 hrs. Drive). Once you reach the hill town, complete the check-in formalities at your Hotel. The day is free for leisure activities. Explore the nearby surroundings on foot or interact with the locals.

Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2 Darjeeling

Get up before dawn as you are going to visit Tiger Hill. The high point offers the best views of the sunrise. Stay a while after which you return to your hotel. Next you visit the Ghoom Monastery.

Have your breakfast, after which you are to board the very popular toy train. Enjoy the train ride passing through the beautiful mountain scenery up to Ghoom. In the afternoon, go sightseeing to the Tibetan Refugee Centre and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.

Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3 Darjeeling – Pemayangtse (Pelling)

Have your breakfast start the driving to Pelling. On arrival, complete the check formalities at your pre-booked hotel. Enjoy the appetizing lunch and proceed to explore Pemanyangste Monastery. This is the oldest Buddhist monastery in Sikkim, originally constructed during the 17th century.

Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4 Pelling -Gangtok

Start the day with a healthy breakfast after which you begin your road journey to Gangtok. On arrival, check-in at your pre-booked hotel. Enjoy lunch, and proceed to visit the popular attractions of Gangtok. The first stop is the Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom. The other places to visit are Enchey Monastery, Research Institute of Tibetology, Chorten and the world famous Rumtek Monastery.

Return to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 5 Gangtok - Lachung

Today morning as you are finished with breakfast get an assisted transferred to Lachung by road (117 kms). En-route, halt at Kabilungtsok to admire the scenic beauty. The Naga Waterfalls offers amazing fun activities. The Holy Rock at Chungthang, a small village is the perfect. Halt the journey for lunch. On arrival in Lachung, complete the check-in at your hotel for staying overnight.

Day 6 Lachung - Yumthang - Lachung

After breakfast, leave for a day-trip to Yumthang valley. The remarkable valley is snuggled in the lap of majestic Himalayan Mountains. It is also nicknamed as 'Valley of Flowers'. The heavenly beauty in the season of flowers remains covered in the carpet of blooms of all shades. Indulge in hiking and other adventure activities like zorbing.

After the well spent data return to Lachung hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 7 Lachung - Gangtok

Start the day with breakfast, then get transferred to Gangtok by road. On your way enjoy the majestic view of Kanchendzonga from Singhik point. Make halt at the Phodang Monastery for a visit. Rebuilt during the 18th century, Phodang is home to around 250 monks in the present times. Upon reaching, check-in at your hotel. The rest of day is at your leisure.

Return to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 8 Gangtok – Phuentsholing (Bhutan Border)

After breakfast, drive to Phuentsohling, a town on the border of the southern part of Bhutan. On arrival, check in at your Hotel. The rest of the day has to be spent at leisure. Opt for activities of your interest. You can go sightseeing or interacting with the locals.

Overnight stay is arranged at the hotel.

Day 9 Phuentsholing – Thimphu (6 Hours' Drive)

After breakfast, get an assisted transfer to Thimphu, 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.

Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 Thimphu

After breakfast start with sightseeing. First you will visit the National Library which hosts a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts. Make a stop at the School of Thangkha paintings and the Traditional Medicine Institute. Pass through the Trashi Chhodzong, where the administrative headquarters of ministries is located.

Enjoy a traditional lunch at one of the restaurants in town. After your meal, you can drive to Dochula, which is around 23 kms from Thimphu. On days of perfect weather, the snow-capped peaks can be easily spotted. Mt. Gangkar Puensum, Table Mountain, Jeje Khang, Masakhang and Gangcheyta are some of the wonderful sights.

Return to your hotel for dinner and night stay.

Day 11 Thimphu – Paro (2 Hours' Drive)

After breakfast, drive to Paro. Check in at your hotel. After a while of rest, begin your sightseeing. The first stop for the day is Drukgyal Dzong. En-route, admire the many local houses built in traditional styles. The view of the famous Taktsang Monastery is also seen during your journey. Halt for lunch after which you continue with seeing the sights, Visit the National Museum or Ta Dzong which has a fine collection of Thangkha paintings, weapons and artifacts. Next, take a short walk to Rinpung Dzong, the administrative headquarter of Paro district.

Return to hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 12 Paro - Delhi

Today is the last day of your tour. Get transferred to Paro airport to board a flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and then board a flight for onward destination. Return home with the wonderful memories of North East India with Bhutan.