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, 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 Kalimpong. Upon arrival at Kalimpong, check-in at the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later proceed for a sightseeing tour of Kalimpong, visit visit 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. Later proceed for a 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 finishing your sightseeing, drive back to the hotel for night stay.
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.
After breakfast, check–out from the hotel and drive to Phuentsholing (Bhutan Border). Upon arrival at Phuentsholing, check–in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
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.
Today is free at leisure. You can plan you own activities or explore natural beauty of Thimpu. 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 Paro 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-in to the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later in the afternoon proceed to 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, drive to 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 built 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.
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.
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