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North East India Tour with Bhutan

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Highlights

  • Visit Tiger Hills, to enjoy the view of sunrise fetching over Kanchenjunga Peak.
  • Visit Rumtek Monastery - one of the largest and most significant monasteries in Sikkim.
  • Visit Tiger’s Nest temple, a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site.
  • Visit Dochula Pass, one of the most beautiful pass in Bhutan.
  • Visit the most beautiful Punakha Dzong, which houses the most elaborated temple in the country.

Itinerary

On the day of arrival at Bagdogra airport, Alkof Holidays representative will welcome you and transfer you to Darjeeling. Upon arrival at Darjeeling, check-in at the hotel. Relax of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Early in the morning before breakfast, visit Tiger Hills located at an altitude of 8364 ft from sea level, to enjoy the view of sunrise fetching over Kanchenjunga Peak (subject to clear weather). Later on the way back, en-route Ghoom Monastery, and Batasia Loop. After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of Darjeeling, visit 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. Later, in the evening get back to the hotel for overnight stay.

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Kalimpong. Upon arrival at Kalimpong, check-in at the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later proceed for a sightseeing of Kalimpong. Start your sightseeing with a visit to the Durpin Hill, wherein you can explore the magnificence of famous Zong Dog Palri Fo– Brang Monastery, that belongs to the same Buddhist sect as the present Dalai Lama. Later, visit various tourist destinations like Jelapla View Point, Pine View Point, Chitra Bhanu, Kalim Temple and Dr Graham's Homes Complex. Also visit the Delo Hill (5556 ft), the highest point in Kalimpong. From here you can witness the entire Kalimpong, glorious Mt. Kanchenjunga, surrounding villages along with the Relli Valley on one side with the Teesta River on the other. Return to the hotel by evening, overnight stay at the hotel.


After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Gangtok. Upon arrival, check–in to the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, visit the Tashi View Point - which offers a sweeping view of Kanchenjunga snow peaks on a clear day. Later continue your drive to visit Rumtek Monastery - one of the largest and most significant monasteries in Sikkim, perched on top of a hill 23 km from Gangtok. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Gangtok.

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full day sightseeing of Gangtok. Start your sightseeing with a visit to the Hanuman Tok - a temple complex located in the upper reaches of Gangtok, dedicated to lord Hanuman, and maintained by the Indian army. Also, visit Ganesh Tok, Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom (Closed on Sunday), Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Sunday), Do Drul Chorten Monastery, and Banjhakri Falls and Energy Park. Later in the evening, get back to the hotel for overnight stay.

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Phuentsholing (Bhutan Border). Upon arrival at Phuentsholing, check–in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure or free for own activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Thimphu. Upon arrival at Thimphu, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, later in the evening head out for an exploratory walk around Thimphu main street and market area. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, head-out to enjoy the sightseeing of Thimpu, visit Pangri Zampa Monastery for astrology session, later visit the National Library - housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts, the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School), Textile Museum, and Simply Bhutan - a living museum and studio encapsulating the cultural heritage of the Bhutanese people. After that visit Changangkha Lhakhang - a fortress like temple and monastic school perched on a ridge above Thimphu, south of Motithang. Afterwards drive to Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang). You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley. If time permits, visit the King's Memorial Chorten continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Punakha. On your way to Punakha, halt at Dochula pass (3100mts) for a photo break, this pass makes the drive from Thimphu to Punakha one of the most beautiful pass in Bhutan. 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens, built over the pass by queen mother in 2003 marks the pass more important than another passes. In a clear weather, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan. Later continue your drive to Punakha. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later in the afternoon visit the most beautiful Punakha Dzong, which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. The Dzong, showcase the finest example of the arts and crafts of Bhutan. After that trek to Chimi Lhakhang, situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley, also known as the temple of fertility. A walk through the village near the temple will give you rare glimpses into the daily life and lifestyle of the villagers. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Paro. En-route Wangdue Phodrang to visit Wangdue Dzong and the local market. Upon arrival at Paro, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, hike to Taktsang Monastery or Tiger Nest. The temple is located in the sacred rock, which is believed to have been blessed by Guru Rinpoche in the 8th century. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche flew to this site on a tigress’ back to subdue a local demon. Thereafter, he meditated here for three months. Visiting Tiger’s Nest temple will be rewarded with a breathtaking view and ones in a lifetime memory. It takes almost 2 hours to walk up at an average pace. Although the main building of the temple was destroyed by fire on April 1998, it rebuilt to former glory in 2001. The hike up to the viewpoint is worthwhile and fulfilling. In the afternoon, visit Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower, which now houses National Museum. Also visit Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang, and Drukgyal Dzong. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to the Paro airport to board the flight to your home or onward destination.

What's Included?

  • Personal assistance during arrival and departure
  • 11 nights accommodation in 3 star deluxe hotels on twin or double sharing basis
  • Daily breakfast at the hotels
  • English speaking local destination guides in Darjeeling and Gangtok (India side)
  • English speaking guide will accompany you throughout the tour (Bhutan side)
  • Transport - comfortable transport throughout the tour as per the itinerary
  • 1 mineral water bottle per person per day
  • All applicable taxes

Excluded

  • Insurance - It is advisable that you buy a comprehensive medical/travel insurance in advance from your country before traveling to India and Bhutan.
  • Visas fee (if applicable)
  • Flights - any international or domestic flights are not included
  • Any personal expenses, laundry, telephone charges
  • Any monument entrance fee, camera fee
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions

Accommodation

3 Star Accommodation
(Subject to availability - In case below mentioned hotels are not available on any date then we will provide you hotels of similar category)
Name Address Type
Hotel Viceroy Darjeeling Hotel
Summit Barsana Resort & Spa Kalimpong Resort
Saramsa Resort Gangtok Resort
Park Hotel Phuentsholing Hotel
Gakyil Thimphu Thimphu Hotel
Kingaling Punakha Hotel
Mandala Resort Paro Resort

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Travel is one of those things that naturally gives rise to queries, concerns and doubts, so we’re here to put your mind at ease. Various "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" on your travel will be covered into the document. Kindly go through the same and if there are other unanswered questions and clarifications, it would be our pleasure to address the same too.


Although tipping is not compulsory, doing so is a nice gesture. In some circumstances, a small tip is expected. The rules of etiquette for gratuity in India are a little muddled as a colonial past, tourism, and cultural influences clash. We do recommend tipping at various instances, but tip higher only when you are very happy with the service. Tip can given after completion of the services from 5$, 10$ or more as per your choice and depending on how much satisfied & happy you are with the service provider.

At the time of arrival on Airport, our local representative will be there at the airport holding a placard of your name for identification. We shall also provide you list of emergency 24 hours contact numbers for any emergency.

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PAYMENT TERMS

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance to be paid 30 days prior departure. For any bookings within 30 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash. After receiving the payment, a receipt will be sent directly to client's registered email-id and the final tour documentation will be emailed out approximately 1-2 weeks prior to departure.

CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

From

INR 169,927

Duration
12 Days
Destinations
Darjeeling, Kalimpong Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Gangtok, Phuentsholing, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Bagdogra, Wangdue Phodrang +7 more
Starts/Ends In
Bagdogra / Paro
Accommodation
3 Star
What's Included
Accommodation, Guide, Meal, Transport
Travellers (Number of Travellers)
Duration: Days

Price on Request

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