10N / 11D :: THIMPHU (BHUTAN) 02N - PARO 01N - PHUENTSHOLING 02N - GANGTOK 03N - LACHUNG 01N -DARJEELING 01N
( PKG-00075 )
Day 1 : Arrival & Transfer To Phuentsholling From Airport /IXB - NJP - Overnight stay at Phuentsholing or Jaigaon .
Our representative will be there to receive the Guest at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – He will be assisting to reach Phuentsholling /Jaigaon - Phuentsholling is 170 kilometers and 4 to 4 ½ hour’s drive from Siliguri - Phuentsholling is in India and Bhutan border-The Indian side is called Jaigaon and the Bhutanese side is called Phuentsholling , Situated at an altitude of nearly 980 feet is a small settlement-Foreigners need to have Bhutan Visa clearance documents if they want to visit the rest of Bhutan -They should carry passport size photos and passport along with visa clearance documents-Foreigners without proper documents won`t be allowed in Bhutan-Indian Nationals don’t require visa or passport to visit rest of Bhutan but any identity document like election commission I.D card is required-Permit is not required for visiting Phuentsholling only but other parts of Bhutan-Check into the hotel- In the evening one can go about in auto rickshaw exploring the place -Overnight stay in Phuentsholling or Jaigaon .
Day 2 : Transfer to Thimpu after Permit & formalities -From Pheontsheoling - Overnight stay at Thimpu -
Permit to be obtained and Transfer to Thimpu (2350 meters / 7710 feet) - The drive is 179 kilometers and is 6 ½ - 7 hours drive – Early morning breakfast – Obtain permit with assistance from our representative - Proceed for Thimpu – The drive is beautiful, and one can see some waterfalls along the way – Thimpu is a charming city, probably the smallest capital in the world, resting in the heart of the Himalayas - The skyline hardly changes as new buildings are all constructed in traditional Bhutanese style - It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan – It is a lively place, interesting combination of tradition and modernity - Thimpu is situated at an elevation of 2350 meters / 7710 feet - Reach Thimpu - Check into your hotel on arrival - Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu
Day 3 : Thimpu sightseeing - Full Day - Overnight stay at Thimpu -
– Early morning breakfast – Drive and visit the Memorial Chorten (Stupa) built in memory of the third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who was called the Father of modern Bhutan - Next the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved, Wood Craft and Painting School - The handicrafts Emporium which has beautiful and creative collection of textile arts, and indigenous fibres-Future plans of becoming a center of textile learning - Trashichhoedzong is also called fortress of the glorious religion-The dzong houses main secretariat building and is the throne of His Majesty, King Of Bhutan-During the summer months His Holiness,Je Khenpo visits the dzong.-The car will be at your disposal – Other places to visit are National Zoo, National Institute of Traditional medicine, Traditional Paper Factory(made from Daphne Plant)-Please note it is not possible to cover all the sites mentioned above in a single day-Back to Hotel-In the evening local markets like handicraft shops, weekend market(Saturdays and Sundays),Craft Bazaar(Tuesday and Wednesday) can be visited-Overnight stay in Thimphu
Major Sightseeing Covering 1) Buddha Point, 2) BBS Tower, 3) Tashicchhoe Dzong, 4)The Memorial Chorten, 5) National Library, 6) The Institute of Traditional Medicine, 7) Centenary Farmer Market, 8) Changlimithang Stadium, 9) School of Arts & Crafts, 10) Handicraft Institute, 11) Zangthopelri Lhakhang, 12) Motithang Takin Reserve (Takin Zoo), 13) Semtokha Dzong
Day 4 : Transfer to Paro From Thimpu - And Sight seeing at Paro -
A Destination of Scenic Beauty & the Only International Airport in Bhutan having a population of 39,800 distancing approximately 65 km and 1.5hours from Thimphu, overnight Stay in Paro.
After Check in at hotel proceed for paro sightseeing. Paro is a town and seat of Paro District in the Paro Valley of Bhutan - Sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area - The Paro Valley is wide and verdant and is beautiful - The sightseeing starts with visit 1) Drukgyal Dzong, 2) View of Taktsang Monastery, 3) Kichulanka Monastery, 4) Ta Dzong, 5) Paro Rinpung Dzong (Museum), 6) Nya-meyZam, 7) Dungtse Lhankhang, 8) Druk Choeding, overnight Stay in Paro.
Day 5 : Departure – Transfer from Paro to Phuentsholling –
Early morning breakfast - Transfer from Paro to Jaigaon / Phuentsholling - A drive of nearly 150 kilometers, a drive of approximately 3 ½ - 4 hours – On the way take a short stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Paro and Thimphu rivers with three different style of stupas adorn this confluence - Drive further through Chapcha and later take glimpse of famous Chukha Dam and the magnificent Vince waterfall before Gedu town - Arrive at Phuenthsoling by evening .
Tour End - We wish you HAPPY JOURNEY. Memories you take with you will remain your lifetime.
Day 6 : Phuentsheoling To Gangtok Transfer - Overnight stay at Gangtok -
Today we will proceeds for Gangtok (5500ft. /222 km. /6 hours), the capital city of Sikkim state (Sikkim is the 22nd.state of India) which also known as most peaceful & beautiful state in India. On arrival at Gangtok check in into your hotel, overnight stay.
Day 7 : Excursion To Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (Full Day) - Overnight stay at Gangtok -
Morning breakfast at hotel – Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir ( New ) nearly 40 kilometers - The Lake is oval shaped lake nearly 50 feet deep - Generally covered in snow for most of the year – This lake is home to the Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds – Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all - Nathu La Pass to the Republic of China is nearly 20 kilometers and is optional tour - Back to Gangtok - Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center - Over Night stay at Gangtok (In case of Landslide or due to any other reasons if Tsomgo Lake is closed then an alternate sightseeing will be provided)
SUPPLEMENTARY COST FOR NATHULA PASS: Rs 5500/- PER VEHICLE
**ISSUANCE OF PERMIT FOR NATHULA PASS DEPENDS UPON THE AVAILABILITY. IT IS CLOSED ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY. IF THE GUEST WANTS TO AVAIL OF THE NATHULA PASS THEN THEY WILL HAVE TO INFORM US A MINIMUM OF 3 DAYS BEFORE THE TRIP. ONCE THE PERMIT IS ISSUED AND DUE TO ANY WEATHER CONDITION IF THE ROADS ARE CLOSED THEN THE CHARGES WOULD BE NON REFUNDABLE**
Day 8 : Transfer to Lachung From Gangtok – Overnight stay at Lachung -
Early morning breakfast – Next start for North Sikkim tour – Leave Gangtok at about 10 AM proceed to Lachung 119 kilometers – 4 ½ hours – 5 ½ hours – Lachung is situated at an altitude of 8600 feet - On the way stop and enjoy a few wonderful locations like Tashi Viewpoint, Kabi Lungstok, Naga Waterfalls, the confluence of Lachen chu and Lachung Chu at Chungthang, Twin Waterfalls, and Bhim Nala Waterfalls - Lunch break will at Namok - The roads are colored with full bloom of Primula, Rhododendrons and many other Alpine flowers Guest especially during spring – Guest is likely to reach Lachung at late afternoon or early evening - Check into the hotel/resort - Evening free to stroll around the village - Dinner will be served at about 8 PM – Overnight stay at Lachung
Day 9 : Sight Seeing at Yumthang & Transfer from Lachung to Gangtok - Overnight stay at Gangtok -
After breakfast drive towards Yumthang situated at an elevation of nearly 11800 feet - On the way, you may visit the famous hot spring which is known for its curative properties of skin diseases - Yumthang is a valley near the river Lachung Chu surrounded by mountains where the tree line ends - During winter Yumthang is somber with snow all around and the snow-clad mountains adding to the ethereal beauty - Return to resort at Lachung for Lunch – Transfer to Gangtok – Reach Gangtok in the evening – Check into hotel – Night stay at Gangtok
Please Note: Zero Point, Katao is Not Included Here. For Zero Point you can pay an extra 3500/- (Approx) to Driver he will take you to Zero Point additionally If Road is Open.
Day 10 : Gangtok Local Sight Seeing (Half Day ) & Transfer to Darjeeling
Drive for visit to Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, Flower Show, - Transfer to Darjeeling – Darjeeling is nearly 135 Kilometers 3 – 3 ½ hours - At a height of 2123 meters / 70001 feet lies the land of breathtaking beauty, sloping tea gardens with spectacular views of the Mount Everest – Popularly known as the Queen of the hills and is also known for the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR Of UNESCO heritage tag), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) - Check into hotel – Evening free - Over Night stay at Darjeeling
Day 11 : Departure -Darjeeling Local Sight Seen (Half Day) & Transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airpot (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (JUction ) –
Early morning at around 3:45 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather) – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop – Back to hotel for breakfast - After breakfast Check Out From Hotel and proceed for next round of sightseeing - Half Day city tour includes Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tensing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed), Peace Pagoda – After sightseeing- Transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airpot (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction)
Nearly 105 kilometers 3 ½ - 4 hours drive – Forwarding Journey
Note: Tiger Hill Sightseeing is subject to availability of Entry Ticket. ( As per the new rule of Govt. )
Duration: 10 Nights 11 Days
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