In this tour you visit Bhutan, Tibet, Nepal and India
Explore Leh Ladakh, Darjeeling and Sikkim in India
Explore the most famous Buddhist monasteries and sacred pilgrimage sites of Asia
Visit Pashupati Nath Temple in Kathmandu
Stay – Delhi
On the day of arrival, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you at the New Delhi airport and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Includes: Accommodation, Transfers
Stay – Delhi
After breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi, visit Jama Masjid, take a short rickshaw ride at the Chandni Chowk (A huge market of Spices and Sarees), also visit Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple (Bahai’s Temple) and Qutub Minar. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to the New Delhi airport to board a flight for Leh. Upon arrival at Leh airport, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you and transfer to the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later proceed for sightseeing of Leh, visit the Shanti Stupa, which dominates the city’s skyline from atop a hill. The two–storey stupa is embellished with colourful and intriguing paintings of deities and incidents from Buddhist mythology.
Later in the evening, you will get a chance to walk around the local bazaars and buy souvenirs like Buddhist cloth paintings, called thangkas, images of deities, fine–quality pashminas and decorative handicrafts. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed towards the Sham Valley, which is replete with unique places. Visit the Hall of Fame dedicated to the Indian soldiers. It showcases weapons and documents recovered from the enemy during various wars. A key attraction is the grand Spituk Monastery, dating to the 11th century, also visit the statues of Lord Buddha, also enjoy the panoramic view of the Indus Valley below. Later visit Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, one of the most sacred places for Sikhs. It houses a huge rock, believed to have been hurled at Guru Nanak by a demon. After that visit the famed Magnetic Hill, it is said that it pulls vehicle upwards when left on neutral." After sightseeing of Sham Valley, drive back to the hotel in Leh for overnight stay.
After breakfast, leave for Nubra Valley via Khardung–La Pass, one of the highest motorable road in the world at 18832 feet above sea level. As we drive through this, you witness stunning vistas encompassing snow–capped peaks and majestic mountains. On the way, you will experience the drive which will take you through the bridge that has been laid on a glacier and also made it to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Nubra Valley is also very much known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers in Leh. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram & Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 ft. above sea level. As we reach the Nubra Valley, stunning views of the sand dunes with a vast expanse of green in the background treat your eyes. Later check–in at the hotel for night stay.
After breakfast, proceed toward Hunder. Sitting at an average altitude of 10, 000 feet, Hunder is a small village where the Shyok River meets Nubra River. Hunder is most popular for the camel rides in the high altitude cold desert. The camel safaris are done on Bactrian Double–humped Camels which are the reminder of the bygone era of Silk Route trade.
Later visit the oldest, Diskit Monastery, also known as the Diskit monastery, situated on a hilltop that allows you breathtaking panoramas of the entire valley. The enormity of the Buddha statue in the monastery will leave you speechless and it is the reason for attracting thousands of tourists to this place. Adding to its glory, there is a small village market in the town of Diskit, which is a great place for a leisurely stroll to get a peek into the lives of people in Ladakh. Later continue your drive to Pangong Tso, upon arrival, check–in at the camp for night stay.
Pangong Lake, situated at a height of almost 4,350m, is the world’s highest saltwater lake. Its waters, which seem to be dyed in blue, stand in stark contrast to the arid mountains surrounding it. Extending to almost 160km, one–third of the Pangong Lake lies in India and the other two–thirds in China. Upon arrival at Pangong Lake check–in at your camp for night stay. If time permits, you can visit Pangong Lake.
After breakfast at the camp, head out to explore the beautiful lake, along with nearby places. Later in the afternoon drive back to Leh. On the way, cross the approximately 17950–feet high Chang La, one of the highest mountain passes in the world. Along the way, pay a visit to the Druk White Lotus School, that shot to fame with the movie ‘3 Idiots’ as the site where the last scene was shot. After that visit Hemis Gompa, situated 45 km from Leh, the monastery was re–established in 1672 by the Ladakhi king Sengge Namgyal. The annual Hemis festival honouring Padmasambhava is held here in early June. Next visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill–lock providing awe–inspiring views of the Indus valley. Next visit Shey Palace, used as a summer palace by the former King of Ladakh. Later upon arrival at Leh, check–in to the hotel for night stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to the Airport to board the flight to New Delhi. Upon arrival at New Delhi airport, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers
Stay – Darjeeling
After breakfast, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to the New Delhi airport to board a flight for Bagdogra. Upon arrival at Bagdogra airport, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you and transfer you to Darjeeling. Upon arrival at Darjeeling, check–in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers
Stay – Darjeeling
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, 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. After the sightseeing, get back to the hotel for night stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Darjeeling. Upon arrival at Darjeeling, check–in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers
Stay – Pelling
After breakfast, proceed for a full day guided tour of Pelling, visit Pemayangtse, covering Rimbi Falls, Sacred Khecheopalri Lake, Kanchendzonga Falls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Pemayangtse Monastery (the 2nd oldest monastery of Sikkim) and Darap Village. After sightseeing of Pelling, drive back to the hotel for night stay.
After breakfast, check–out from the hotel and drive to Gangtok. On the way, halt at Namchi to visit Samdruptse Hill and Char Dham at Namchi. Later continue your drive to Gangtok, upon arrival check–in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of Gangtok, visit Hanuman Talk, Ganesh Talk & Tashi View Point, later drive for Rumtek Monastery, Jhakri Water Falls, Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms (Closed on Sunday), Cable Car (Own Ticket), Research Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Sunday), Do–Dul–Chorten (Stupar), Botanical Garden & Flower Show. After the sightseeing, drive back to the hotel for night stay.
Early in the morning, check–out from the hotel and drive to Thimphu. Upon arrival, check–in to your hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, 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.
Early in the morning, drive back to Paro. Upon arrival, check–in to your hotel, later hike to Taktsang Monastery or Tiger Nest. The temple is in the sacred rock, which was 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 Drugyel Dzong. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Paro is a valley town in Bhutan, and the place of the only international airport in the country. The region contains one of Bhutan’s most iconic landmark, Taktsang Monastery, the Tiger’s Nest. This awe–inspiring temple was constructed upon a sheer cliff face, above forests of oak and rhododendrons. Another site worth visiting in Paro is Drugyel Dzong or The Fortress of the Victorious Bhutanese. It was constructed by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 to commemorate his victory over marauding Tibetan armies. The fortress was destroyed by fire in 1951 but the ruins remain an impressive and imposing sight.
After breakfast at the hotel, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to the Paro airport to board the flight to Kathmandu – the capital city of Nepal. Kathmandu, is home to Pashupatinath, the most sacred Hindu temple complex that is located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, leave to Patan to visit its Kopan Monastery. Kopan Monastery is a thriving monastery of 360 monks, mainly from Nepal and Tibet. Kopan has become especially famous for teaching Buddhism to the western people.
Also visit the Patan Durbar Square, this site is acclaimed as one of the finest urban streetscapes in the world. It is known as the centre of fine arts and for the superb craftsmanship of its artisans. Later return to Kathmandu to visit the Pashupatinath Temple. Thousands of pilgrims visit this temple every year during Shivaratri, the birthday of Lord Shiva. Entrance to the temple precinct is forbidden to non–Hindus. Also visit the Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa in Nepal and one of the largest in the world. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the village of Nagarkot from where you can enjoy stupendous views of the Himalayas, and Kathmandu valley or another option available is to trek to 14th Century World heritage temple of Changu Narayan. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, check–out from the hotel and transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board the flight for Lhasa. Upon arrival at Lhasa airport, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for the sightseeing tour of Lhasa, visit Sera Monastery and four storied Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan pilgrims. It is is listed in the World Cultural Heritages with Potala Palace and Norbulingka. Situated at the heart of the old town of Lhasa and surrounded by Barkhor Street. Later in the evening, explore the local markets and nearby areas. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, visit The Potala Palace, winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century, symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. The complex, comprising the White and Red Palaces with their ancillary buildings, is built on Red Mountain in the centre of Lhasa Valley, at an altitude of 3,700m. Also visit Drepung Monastery. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to Lhasa airport to board the flight to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, you can board an international flight to your home or onward destination.
Includes: Breakfast, Transfers
Assistance during arrival and departure
23 Nights accommodation based on double/twin sharing basis
Daily breakfast at the hotel
Transportation - Entire Trip, Including Airport Transfers, Sightseeing by an AC Vehicle.
Sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
English Speaking Guide
1 Mineral water bottles per person per day
All currently applicable taxes
1-2 persons - Air-conditioned sedan car such as Etios/Dezire or similar
3-4 persons - Air-conditioned MUV car such as Toyota Innova or similar
5-10 persons - Air-conditioned mini-van such as Tempo Traveler or similar
Visas Fee (if applicable)
Beverages other than drinking water & any costs of a personal nature
Any International Flight
Porterage, laundry, telephone charges, shopping, wines and alcoholic beverages, mineral water, items of personal nature and food or drink which is not part of the itinerary
Monument Entrance Fee
Anything not mentioned in the Itinerary
Documents to be submitted:
Photo ID proof.
Passport (Only for Foreign Tourists / NRI).
Payment & Collect - Pay the registration amount / full tour price by Cheque, Demand Draft, Online and collect:
Tour itinerary, travel and hotel details (On Email & Hard Copy)
Receipt of payment (On Email & Hard Copy)
Visa folder for World Tour(s) (Hard Copy)
Note: After the payment is successful, an acknowledgement message is sent to the guest's registered email ID. This message contains the bank details, the amount credited along with the date and place of payment. In case the message is not received, you are requested to contact your dedicated tour manager or call Alkof Holidays corporate office immediately on +91-9717930209
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 to India 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.
Many of our travelers join because they are traveling solo. So yes it is absolutely safe to travel solo on this tour. As a solo traveler, you have to pay single supplement charges. Please let us know at time of booking and we’ll arrange the rooming configuration accordingly.
Our tour cost includes personal assistance during arrival and departure, hotel accommodations with breakfast, all transfers, sightseeing and excursions by private air-conditioned vehicle depending on a number of persons with as per itinerary, English speaking local guide, all applicable taxes and dedicated manager with 24x7 support. We can also include lunch and dinner, domestic flights, and other services on request at an additional cost.
The normal check-in and check-out timings in a majority of the hotels are 1400 hours and the 1200 hours respectively. Early check-in's and late check-out's are subject to availability of the rooms, thus we suggest you to book your room(s) previous night itself if you arriving early then the normal check-in time or if you have a late check-out. Just let us know your arrival and departure timing at the time of booking your tour with us and we will help you in managing your stay for the extra hours.
We provide 3 star comfort hotels in our standard tour packages. However you can always upgrade your accommodations to 4 star hotels or 5 star luxury hotels or charming boutique hotels/heritage palaces or any special hotel of your choice at an additional cost.
Alkof Holidays is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. We ask that you carefully consider whether you are physically and mentally able to complete the itinerary. We will make reasonable adjustments to the operation of our trip to facilitate the requirements of disabled travelers – such as booking ground floor accommodation or having your tour manager communicate important directions in writing as well as verbally. Further please let us know at the time of booking and we’ll arrange your tour accordingly.
You will be greeted by our representative at the airport on your arrival. He shall be holding a company placard with your name written on it for your identification. We shall also provide you list of emergency 24 hours contact numbers for any emergency.
We provide dedicated tour managers to all our guest with 24 X 7 personal assistance. Our office is open 24 hours a day which means that you will always have someone to assist you even at any point of time. We shall also give you mobile nos. of our executives who you may call, email or WhatsApp in case of any need.
If you are interested in booking any of our brochure tours, you may simply send us an email giving us your details. We normally need an advance amount once we confirm the arrangements for the tour. The amount depends on the services you may require for the tour. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash. We need balance payment before arrival.
We shall do our best to make changes as per your request and shall not charge you anything unless there is penalty charged by hotels etc, for making any changes.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Our team of travel experts are available 24/7 for you! If you have any questions about this amazing tour, then please feel free to contact us. We will get back to you latest within 2 hours!
If you are interested in booking any of our brochure tours, you may simply send us an email giving us your details. We normally need an advance amount once we confirm the arrangements for the tour. The amount depends on the services you may require for the tour. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash. We need balance payment before arrival or as per below schedule.
30 days or more before the date of departure: 25% of the total cost
29 - 20 days before the date of departure: 50% of the total cost
19 - 16 days before the date of departure: 100% of the total cost
Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 16 days prior to departure date and received amount will be fully forfeited.
If you cancel your holiday:
You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges per person applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:
Between 30 - 45 days before the date of departure: 25% of the total cost
Between 17 - 29 days before the date of departure: 50% of the total cost
Up-to 16 days before the date of departure: 100% of the total cost
If we change or cancel your holiday:
We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements.
Established in 2009, Alkof Holidays, is a leading tour operator based in New Delhi, India. We understand our customers and always deliver on our promises. We offer unique travel experiences, and well planned itineraries, conducted by the most experienced, and professional tour managers.