Bangkok -Bhutan - Sikkim-15 Days
15 Days tour
Starting in Bangkok explore the radiantly gilded temples and visit Grand palace, Wat Phara Dhat on Doi Suthep, which majestically overlooks the city. Travel to Bhutan, best known to the world today as the last Shangri-La. The Bhutanese people protected this sacred heritage and unique identity for centuries, by choosing to remain shrouded deep in a jealously guarded isolation. The rich Himalayan flora and fauna, dazzling white peaks, and lush valleys provide Bhutan stunning beauty and aesthetic grandeur. Its terrain ranges from tropical southern foothills near the sea level to heights of over 24,000 ft. You'll encounter the full glory of an ancient land through its strategic monastic fortresses known as Dzongs, numerous ancient temples and monasteries which dot the countryside. Then we travel to Sikkim the other less travelled Himalayan paradise and Darjeeling, which was discovered by British residents during the days of Raj to cool off from the punishing heat of the plains. Darjeeling offers spectacular vistas and tea plantations famous for the world over.
Day 1: BANGKOK
Welcome to Bangkok. Airport meet and transfer to Amari Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, observe the farmers in their flat bottomed boats market their produce, visit the magnificent tom pies along the waterways.
Breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a tour of the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha. The Grand Palace is one of the most beautiful samples of an ancient Siamese court and the former residence of the Kings of Bangkok. Here you will see palaces which were used for different occasions: the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the beautiful Emerald Buddha Temple
Bangkok river tour
Day 5: BANGKOK/PARO/THIMPU
Flight to Paro Bhutan, our starting point of Bhutan Travel. As we drive spectacular waterfalls and mountain peaks rise higher and higher on our way to Thimpu. The modern capital of Bhutan, built on lands dominated by the 400 yr. old Tashicko Dzong, Taktsang Monastery. It is also known as Tiger's Nest at 9000ft. At the edge of a precipice. Sightseeing of Thimphu valley: Memorial Chorten, Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum, Handmade Paper Factory and Handicrafts Emporium. Overnight Thimphu hotel.Tigers nest, bhutan
Day 6: THIMPU/ PUNAKHA
After breakfast, attend the great Thimphu festival, "Tsechu", in the courtyard of Tashichhodzong, the fortress palace that houses the central monastic body and the government. After lunch proceed for Punakha across Dochu La pass (3,050 m) with stunning scenery of the Himalayan ranges. Overnight Punakha.
Day 7: PUNAKHA - WANGDUE - GANGTEY / PHOBJIKA
After breakfast, visit Punakha Dzong and Wangdue Phodrang celebrating budhist festivalDzong. After lunch proceed for Gangtey. Evening free or explore the valley of Phobjikha. Overnight Gantey.
Day 8: THIMPU - PARO
Morning visit the weekend farmers' market before proceeding for Paro, enroute visit Simtokha Dzong, excursion to visit the Taktsang Monastery also known as Tiger's Nest at 9,000 ft. at the edge of a precipice and can be reached by horse. After lunch visit Kyichu Lhakhang, Ta-Dzong (National Museum), Rinpung Dzong and Paro's market. Overnight in Paro.
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Kolkatta, arrive and transfer to Hotel Grand/Hyatt. Afternoon visit Victoria Memorial planned by Lord Curzon and opened by India welcomes youthe Prince of Wales in 1921, dedicated to Queen Victoria. Raj Bhavan Built in 1803, modeled on Lord Curzon's home. Located on Chowringhee Road is the Indian Museum built in 1877 in Italian style of architecture. The Howrah Bridge and the Vidyasagar Setu frame the skyline of the riverfront.
Arrive Bagdogra Airport, meet at the airport and transfer to Hotel in Darjeeling. Time to acclimatize and take in the breath-taking himalayan views.
Early morning excursion to Tiger hill, on the way back visit Ghoom Monastery. Return to hotel for Breakfast. After Breakfast visit Tibetan Refugee Center, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute & the zoo. Late Afternoon visit Tea Garden within 20 Km radius. Grand palae, bangkok
After breakfast, drive to Gangtok. Arrive and check in at hotel. Late afternoon visit Enchey Monastery & Cottage Industry
After breakfast visit Tashi view Point. Afternoon excursion to Rumtek Monastery, Tibetology and Do Drul Chorten.
Day 14:GANTOK-BAGDOGRA/KOLKATTA- NEW DELHI
After breakfast drive to Bagdogra airport and fly to Kolkatta, arrive and transfer to check in for homeward flight.
Day 15 NEW DELHI – ONWARD FLIGHT
Departure for Onward Journey/ Flight .