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THE LAND OF SHANGRILA

Destinations: : Delhi - Darjeeling - Gangtok - Phuentsholling - Thimphu - Punakha - Phobjikha (Gangtey) - Paro - Haa valley - Chelela Pass - Phuentsholling - Delhi
Duration: 15 Nights / 16 Days
Day 1: Arrival at Delhi

On arrival at Delhi airport our representative will meet and greet you later he will transfer you to the hotel. On arrival you will check in to the hotel. Overnight stay will be at hotel.

Day 2: Delhi - Bagdogra fly and drive to Darjeeling

After having a breakfast we will check out the hotel and transfer you to the airport for taking a flight to Bagdogra. On arrival at airport you will be meeting and greet by our representative and later he will transfer you to the Darjeeling. On arrival you will check in to the hotel.

Overnight stay will be at hotel.

Day 3: Darjeeling

Early Morning (at 04:00 am) drive to Tiger hill to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzonga (28,208 ft. Worlds third highest peak), on your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (closed on Thursday) Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (closed on Sunday), Tea Garden (outer view), and Japanese Temple. Evening free (walking tour of mall - suggested).

Stay Overnight in Darjeeling.

Day 4: Darjeeling – Pemayantse

In morning after having a breakfast we will check out the hotel and start driving for Pemyangtse. On arrival we will check in to the hotel. Later we will visit the Pemayantse Monastery It was built around the 17th century by Latseen Chembo (one of the three lamas who consecrated the king), Situated at a height of 6,841ft, West Sikkim and at a distance of approx 100 km from Gangtok is one of the oldest monasteries in the Sikkim.

Overnight stay will be at hotel.

Day 5: Pemayantse – Gangtok

In morning after a breakfast your day will be at leisure. Later we will check out the hotel and start driving for Gangtok. On arrival we will check in to the hotel.

Overnight stay will be at hotel.

Day 6: Gangtok

After breakfast at hotel we will go for city tour of Gangtok- Capital of the 22nd State of India, Sikkim is one of the most beautiful hill station with varied options for tourist - It is known for the monastery, Orchids, High altitude Lake and butterflies – Check into Hotel – Drive for visit to Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, etc - Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, Research Institute of Tibetology, Chorten (Stupa), Flower Show, Rumtek Monastery, View Point, Botanical Garden - Back to Hotel Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center - Over Night stay at Gangtok.

Day 7: Gangtok - Phuntsholling

Check-in to your hotel on arrival. Evening see the local market around.

Overnight in Phuentsholling.

Day 8: Phuentsholling – Thimphu (Approx 6 hrs)

After breakfast, we process the permit and drive towards Thimphu, where you will be checked into your hotel on arrival. Evening free to explore local markets. Overnight stay in Thimphu.

Day 9: Thimphu

After breakfast, we go for a full day sightseeing tour of Thimphu including visit to BBS Tower (that offers a wonderful view of Thimphu valley), The Memorial Chorten(a stupa dedicated to world peace and prosperity in 1974 in memory of the Third King of Bhutan) , The School of Arts & Crafts and the magnificent statue of Buddha Dordenma built on a hillslope 100 metres above Wangchu River overlooking Thimphu capital city. Later, we shall also visit the impressive SAARC Building and Simtokha Dzong.

Overnight stay in Thimphu.

Day 10: Thimphu - Punakha

Today, we drive to Punakha (Approx 3 hours) through some of the Kingdom's richest agricultural land and most dramatic river valleys. The first stop after leaving Thimphu on the journey east is Dochu La pass around 3100 m high and way above the clouds. Only an hour's drive from Thimphu, it offers visitors their first glimpse of the Eastern Himalayan range. From the pass the road curls its way down into the relative lowlands of the Punakha Valley. Before Thimphu was made the permanent capital of Bhutan, Punakha was the Winter Capital because of its more temperate climate. Later, we shall visit the beautiful Punakha Dzong(known as the "the palace of great happiness"),located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu (father) and Mo Chhu (mother) rivers in the Punakha–Wangdue valley. We shall also visit the Chimi Lhakhang monastery.

Overnight stay at hotel in Punakha.

Day 11: Punakha - Gangtey

Today, we drive to Gangtey (Approx 78 kms/ 3 hours), one of the most pleasant valleys in Bhutan. Enroute, we shall visit the remarkable Wangdi Dzong. Our drive takes us through dense forests, Oak and Rhododendron trees before reaching Gangtey village near Phobjikha valley. Later, we shall visit the popular Gangtey Gompa. Evening free to explore the beautiful Phobjikha valley.

Overnight stay in Phobjikha.

Day 12: Gangtey - Paro

Today, we proceed towards Paro (Approx. 5-6 hours). Enroute, we shall stop for lunch. Evening, you will be checked into your hotel on arrival. Evening free to explore.

Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 13: Paro

Today, we shall for a local sightseeing tour of Paro, wherein we shall visit the famous Taktsang Monastery, also known as the 'Tiger's Nest', located on a high cliff towards the north of Paro town. One can hike/take a pony ride (around 2 -3 hours) uphill to the monastery to capture the spectacular views. Later, we shall visit the old ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, 17th century 'fortress of victory' built to commemorate the victory of the Bhutanese over the invaders from Tibet and the National Museum of Bhutan, a major attraction that has in its possession over 3,000 works of Bhutanese art, covering more than 1,500 years of Bhutan's cultural heritage. Evening free to explore.

Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 14: Paro (Haa Valley)

Day trip to Haa Valley via Chelela Pass (Approx. 65 kms/ 2 hours). The picturesque Haa valley is an isolated valley south of Paro and was only opened to tourists in 2001. Chelela pass separates Haa and Paro valley and at 3,988 m, it is one of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan. One can see spectacular views of the towering Mount Jumolhari and panaromic views from Chalela Pass. Later, on the way back we shall visit the magnificent Paro Dzong located above the Paro river.

Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 15: Paro - Delhi

After breakfast, we leave for airport to connect Druk Air flight to Delhi Rest day free in Delhi.

Overnight stay.

Day 16: Depart Delhi

Breakfast Hotel checkout 12.00 hrs. Transfer to airport to connect your onward flight for home with lifetime memories.