The Jewels of east Himalayas

Trip Facts

The Jewels of east Himalayas
Length : 12 Days - 11 Nights
Start : Bagdogra
Finish : Paro
Trip Style : Cultural Tour
Discounts : Applicable on this trip
Group Size : Maximum 12, Avg 5
Group Leader : Certified Tour Leader from The DBT.
Transport : New Model Toyota Hiace /Coaster bus/Land Cruiser not more than 3 years old.
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Can it be Tailored? : Yes

Trip Overview

This meticulously designed holiday package is to specifically enthral our guests with the striking colours of North East India and Bhutan, interwoven in a tapestry of cultures. The trip starts at Siliguri- a bustling city in West Bengal and heads towards the hill stations of Darjeeling and Sikkim and gradually arrives to the southern gateway of Bhutan by road. The journey will then meander through the verdant greenery of southern Bhutan until you are ushered into the scenic valleys of Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue and finally exiting at Paro. It is almost a cultural oxymoron as many of our guests are amazed by the difference in cultures and lifestyles of the two neighbours. This trip leaves you with an indelible feeling of having visited some of the most beautiful hidden hamlets of the world.

Outline Iteinerary

Day 1-2: Bagdogra - Darjeeling

  • Arrive at Bagdogra airport and continue to the hills of Darjeeling through the city of Siliguri. Darjeeling sightseeing and visiting all the popular tourist attractions like the Tiger Hill sunrise, the famous tea plantations, the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the Zoological park, Ghoom Monastery and also take a joy ride in the famous Darjeeling ‘Toy Train’.

Day 3-4: Gangtok - Sikkim

  • Continue to Gangtok, Sikkim and full sightseeing for day and a half. Visit sacred temples of Rumtek, Enchey, and the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, visit the Tsomgo Lake and also drive to Samdruptse to witness of the great statues of Dharma.

Day 5: Gateway of Bhutan

  • The drive to the gateway of Bhutan is through small bustling Indian towns. Explore the small town and visit the Crocodile Farm.

Day 6: Thimphu

  • Arrive at Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan and explore the city in the evening. We’ll take you to some of the best restaurants in Bhutan for your first experience with Bhutanese cuisine.

Day 7: Thimphu

  • Whole day sightseeing in Thimphu visiting popular tourist attractions.

Day 8: Thimphu

  • Hiking up north in Thimphu in Tango (horse-headed monastery) and Cheri area with picnic lunch.

Day 9: Punakha

  • Drive to Punakha and visit Chhimi Lhakhang and the most beautiful fortress in Bhutan, the Punakha Dzong. Option of camping next to the river.

Day 10: Wangdue

  • Drive to Paro thorough Wangdue town. Visit Kyichu monastery. Explore Paro town in the evening.

Day 11: Paro

  • The best of the last. Hike up to Tiger’s Nest and visit the National Museum in the afternoon. Evening is a cultural bonanza, a value-added activity provided by The Bhutan Travelclub inclusive of the package price.

Day 12: Depart from Paro.

Date and Departure Information

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Price Details

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), Tourism Business regulating agency of the Royal Government of Bhutan, fixes the Tourist Tariff rate. This rate is valid for all the inclusive tour packages. The tariffs for tourists visiting in a group of 3 persons or more are as follows:

Peak Season Rate: (March, April, May, September, October and November) Cultural Tour /Trekking – US$ 250/per person per night halt.

Low Season Rate:(January, February, June, July, August and December) Cultural Tour /Trekking- US$ 200/per person per night halt.

Price Inclusions

  • Bhutan Royalty ($65 per person per day).
  • Visa Fees ($40 per person).
  • All necessary permit fees.
  • All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees.
  • All meals including evening tea.
  • All accommodation in our partner hotels, which are some of the best in the country on twin sharing basis.
  • All trekking equipments and logistics including cooks, camp personnel, horsemen and ponies.
  • English-speaking tour leader, guide and driver.
  • Trekking Insurance (Our value-added service).
  • Cultural Performance (our value-added service).

Price Exclusion

  • Airfare for flights into and out of Bhutan.
  • All personal expenses like laundry, telephone, tips, shopping expenses.
  • Meals and Beverages other than the ones mentioned above (see inclusions).
  • Spa Charges.
  • Travel and Medical insurance.

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The Jewels of east Himalayas
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