6 Nights 7 Days Darjeeling Sikkim Tour

7 Days Darjeeling Sikkim tour covers Indian state of Sikkim with Darjeeling and Pelling. Discover North Himalayan Estate with vivid landscape with natural beauty.

Darjeeling is a town and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located in the Lesser Himalaya at an elevation of 6,700 ft (2,042.2 m). It is noted for its tea industry, the spectacular views of Kangchenjunga, the world’s third-highest mountain, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling is the headquarters of Darjeeling district which has a partially autonomous status within the state of West Bengal. It is also a popular tourist destination in India.

The development of the town dates back to the mid-19th century, when the colonial British administration set up a sanatorium and a military depot. Subsequently, extensive tea plantations were established in the region, and tea growers developed hybrids of black tea and created new fermentation techniques. The resultant distinctive Darjeeling tea is internationally recognized and ranks among the most popular of the black teas.

Sikkim is small Himalayan state of India bordered by Nepal to the west, China’s Tibet Autonomous Region to the north and east, and Bhutan to the east. Sikkim is the least populous state in India and the second-smallest state after Goa in total area, covering approximately 7,096 km2 (2,740 sq mi). Sikkim is nonetheless geographically diverse due to its location in the Himalayas; the climate ranges from subtropical to high alpine, and Kangchenjunga, the world’s third-highest peak, is located on Sikkim’s border with Nepal. Sikkim is a popular tourist destination, owing to its culture, scenery and biodiversity. It also has the only open land border between India and China. Sikkim’s capital and largest city is Gangtok. Almost 25% of the state is covered by the Khangchendzonga National Park. According to legend, the Buddhist guru Padmasambhava visited Sikkim in the 8th century CE, introduced Buddhism and foretold the era of the Sikkimese monarchy.

The majority of Darjeeling &  Sikkim’s residents are of Nepali ethnic origin. The native Sikkimese consist of the Bhutias, who migrated from the Kham district of Tibet in the 14th century, and the Lepchas, who are believed to have migrated from the Far East. Tibetans reside mostly in the northern and eastern reaches of the state. Migrant resident communities include Biharis, Bengalis and Marwaris, who are prominent in commerce in South Sikkim and Gangtok. Hinduism is the state’s major religion and is practised mainly by ethnic Nepalis; an estimated 57.75 per cent of the total population are adherents of the religion. There exist many Hindu temples. Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple is very popular, since it consists of the chardham altogether.

You can take this Darjeeling Sikkim tour as an extension from Nepal or India or can be also combined with 4 country tour in South Asia – India, Nepal, Bhutan & Tibet. Book 7 Days Darjeeling Sikkim tour with best cost.

Departure City: Kathmandu or New Delhi

Arrive at: Bhadrapur (Nepal) or Bagdogra Airport (India)

Tour Type: Private

Tour Style: Budget, Standard & Deluxe

Attractions: Culture, Landscape, Mountain View

Day 1: Drive to Gangtok

Arrive to Bhadrapur airport from Kathmandu or Bagdogra airport from New Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Gangtok, its strategic location, a strong Buddhist presence and heady cultural offerings make the First City of Sikkim – Gangtok, a tempting insight into this stimulating land.

Overnight stay at Gangtok

 

Day 2: Tsongu Lake Excursion

After breakfast day excursion to the oval shaped Tsongo Lake (40 kms from Gangtok departure in the morning) – situated at height of 3,780 meters with an average depth of 50 ft and home to the Brahminy duck and several migratory birds. On the way stop at Kyongnosla. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. Return back to Gangtok.

Overnight stay at Gangtok

 

Day 3: Gangtok Sightseeing and Transfer to Pelling

After breakfast start half-day city tour covering Bakthang Falls, Enchey  Monastry, Do-Dul Chorten, Institute of Tibetology (world’s largest treasury of invaluable old Tibetan books & manuscripts on Buddhist philosophy and religion), Flower show and cottage industry.

 

Afternoon Transfer from Gangtok to Pelling.

Overnight stay at Pelling

 

Day 4: Pelling Sightseeing

After Breakfast start for full day sightseeing which includes, Rimbi Falls, and Kanchenjunga falls, Khecheopalri Lake ( a sacred lake and a pilgrimage centre for all faiths and is about 2 hours drive from Pelling, also known as wish fulfilling lake), Darap Village.

Overnight stay at Pelling

 

Day 5: Pelling to Darjeeling Via Namchi Road

 

Drive to Darjeeling visiting 135Ft Statue Of Guru Padmasambhava Near Samdruptse In Namchi, Chaar Dhaam etc. en-route.

 

Upon arrival at Darjeeling, check-in at hotel.

Overnight stay at Darjeeling

 

Day 6: Darjeeling sightseeing

Early morning, excursion to Tiger Hills (at around 4 am) to view sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak (subject to clear weather). On the way back, visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop.

 

Afternoon, go for a half-day sightseeing tour of Padwaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tenzing & Gumbo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & Tea Estate.

Overnight stay at Darjeeling

 

Day 7: Drive to Bagdogra/Bhadrapur/Phuntsholing

Drive to Bagdogra if you are undertaking India extension tour or Phuntsholing if undertaking Bhutan tour or back to Bhadrapur if you flying back to Kathmandu.

Guaranteed Best Price

Service Includes:-

  • Return Airfare from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur or Delhi to Bagdogra
  • 6 Nights/7 Days Darjeeling Sikkim tour using hotels as per tour standard
  • All meals during tour (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  • Necessary airport transfers
  • Necessary surface transfers
  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Monument entrance fees
  • Innerline permit
  • Government taxes as applicable

 

Services Excludes:-

  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

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7 Days Best of Sikkim Tour

Enjoy 6 Nights 7 Days Best of Sikkim tour with best cost. You can take Sikkim tour as extension from Nepal & India or combine with Bhutan tour.

Sikkim is small Himalayan state of India bordered by Nepal to the west, China’s Tibet Autonomous Region to the north and east, and Bhutan to the east. Sikkim is the least populous state in India and the second-smallest state after Goa in total area, covering approximately 7,096 km2 (2,740 sq mi). Sikkim is nonetheless geographically diverse due to its location in the Himalayas; the climate ranges from subtropical to high alpine, and Kangchenjunga, the world’s third-highest peak, is located on Sikkim’s border with Nepal. Sikkim is a popular tourist destination, owing to its culture, scenery and biodiversity. It also has the only open land border between India and China. Sikkim’s capital and largest city is Gangtok. Almost 25% of the state is covered by the Khangchendzonga National Park. According to legend, the Buddhist guru Padmasambhava visited Sikkim in the 8th century CE, introduced Buddhism and foretold the era of the Sikkimese monarchy.

The majority of Sikkim’s residents are of Nepali ethnic origin. The native Sikkimese consist of the Bhutias, who migrated from the Kham district of Tibet in the 14th century, and the Lepchas, who are believed to have migrated from the Far East. Tibetans reside mostly in the northern and eastern reaches of the state. Migrant resident communities include Biharis, Bengalis and Marwaris, who are prominent in commerce in South Sikkim and Gangtok. Hinduism is the state’s major religion and is practised mainly by ethnic Nepalis; an estimated 57.75 per cent of the total population are adherents of the religion. There exist many Hindu temples. Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple is very popular, since it consists of the chardham altogether.

Vajrayana Buddhism, which accounts for 27.3 per cent of the population, is Sikkim’s second-largest, yet most prominent religion. Prior to Sikkim’s becoming a part of the Indian Union, Vajrayana Buddhism was the state religion under the Chogyal. Sikkim has 75 Buddhist monasteries, the oldest dating back to the 1700s.[108] The public and visual aesthetics of Sikkim are executed in shades of Vajrayana Buddhism and Buddhism plays a significant role in public life, even among Sikkim’s majority Nepali Hindu population.

Travelers embarking on a journey of Sikkim discover a mystical wonderland of spectacular natural beauty with 7 Days Best of Sikkim Tour. The panoramic perfection of the snow-capped Himalayas, the heady scent of flower-bedecked meadows, the vibrant culture and joyous festivals, the infinite variety of its flora and fauna makes it a holiday that is at once fascinating and challenging.

The crowning glory of Sikkim is Mt. Khangchendzonga, the third highest mountain in the world. With magnificent snow and ice scenery it is often regarded as the undisputed monarch among the peaks of the world. But for the Sikkimese Khangchendzonga is much more than a mountain and is revered as the abode of their guardian deity Dzo-nga.

Even today the mountain god is invoked and prayed to during Pang Lhabsol, a major Sikkimese festival, which also commemorates the blood brotherhood sworn between the Lepchas and the Bhutias at Kabi in the fifteenth century. The sacred mountain can be viewed from every corner of Sikkim and remains an intrinsic part of the consciousness of the people.

Come and enjoy 7 Days Best of Sikkim Tour with us on a special cost.

Departure City: Kathmandu or New Delhi

Arrive at: Bhadrapur (Nepal) or Bagdogra Airport (India)

Tour Type: Private

Tour Style: Budget, Standard & Deluxe

Attractions: Culture, Landscape, Glacier Lake, Close Mountain View

Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Gangtok

Morning fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. We will arrange local taxi for you to drive to Kakarvitta (30 minutes drive). After immigration formalities at border, board your private vehicle to drive to Gangtok (120 Kilometers, 4 hours). A perfect destination for tourist in search of enchantment, tranquility, trekking or any other adventure. Land of monastery, mystic rituals / festivals at an elevation of 1,437 meters / 4,715 feet is the most often visited spot of India for its rare Orchids and Butterflies – In the evening one is free to stroll around M.G.Road or the local Market.

Overnight at Hotel in Gangtok

 

Day 02: Gangtok Local Sight Seeing

After breakfast drive for the  city tour of Gangtok – Sightseeing will be for full day hence the drive will be bit fast from each point –  It is not possible to visit all the places hence some of the important places are selected for the guest – Guest are require to maintain the time with the driver – Visit to Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Ranka / Rumtek Monastery and Tashi View point are some more places of tourist interest – Back to hotel – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center or visit any of the discotheque in central Gangtok.

Overnight at Hotel in Gangtok

 

Day 03: Transfer to Lachen from Gangtok

Early morning breakfast – Drive 135 kilometers, 5 – 6 hours drive – Chungthang is 96 kilometers from Gangtok – Lunch at Chungthang – Lachen is 35 kilometers from Chungthang Reach Lachen late afternoon / early evening – The snow capped peaks, the Shingbha wild life sanctuary, Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley, Thangu are the major attraction – It’s a valley surrounded by gigantic and humbling snow peak mountains and the starting point of Green Lake Trek – In fact the village cradled between stern, tall rock faces standing like guards – A hamlet with very few people – It almost like this town is hidden from the outside – Like a Shangri – La – Check into a hotel – Welcome Tea – Evening free to stroll and visit the Lepcha Village.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Lachen


Day 04: Excursion to Gurudongmar Lake and Transfer to Lachung

Early morning breakfast – Visit to Gurudongmar Lake 55 kilometers, 2 ½  – 3 ½  hour’s drive – A valley at an altitude of 11, 800 feet through which Lachen Chu flows, generally covered with snow from December to April or even more is known as the Holy / Sacred Lake – Next drive through the cold desert till Tibet / China back to Resort for Lunch – After lunch drive to Lachung – The region is fully covered with Rhododendron forest with Chopta Valley and Thangu are the other places of interest – Back to hotel for lunch –  After lunch proceed to Lachung – Nearly 50 kilometers and two hours’ drive – Check into hotel at Lachung –  Evening free to visit Lachung Monastery.

Overnight stay at Hotel at Lachung

 

Day 05: Sight Seeing at Yumthang

Early morning breakfast – After  breakfast  drive towards  Yumthang situated at an elevation of nearly  11800 feet – 26 kilometers and 1 ½ hour’s drive – On the way back one  can 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 – In spring the  valley  erupts  in riots  of  colors as Primulae, Rhododendrons and many other Alpine flowers in full bloom along with snow covered valley except in autumn – During winter Yumthang is somber  with snow all around and the snow clad mountains adding to the beauty – Return to Lachung – Evening free to stroll up to Lachung monastery and the Lepcha village.

Night halt at Lachung

 

Day 06: Lachung Sight Seeing (optional) and Transfer to Gangtok 

Early morning breakfast – After breakfast leave for Yumesomdong or Katao as per the program or drive to Gangtok after breakfast  – Yumeysomdong is a large  valley  surrounded  by mountains and Katao  is a snow clad peak close to Lachung – The scenic beauty of both are nice – Return journey to Gangtok is 125 kilometers, 5 – 6 hours – Lunch on the way – If the weather is good and sky is  clear  one can  get  to see the Himalayan range – The location on the way offers  majestic  view of mount Pandim, mount Kabru, mount Simvo, mount Jopuno, mount Khanchendzonga, mount Sinolchu and other peaks and the road side is wooded Rhododendron forest generally blooms during spring. Drive back to Gangtok – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center.

Overnight at Hotel in Gangtok

 

Day 07: Departure transfer

Drive to Bagdogra if you are undertaking India extension tour or Phuntsholing if undertaking Bhutan tour or back to Bhadrapur if you flying back to Kathmandu.

 

Guaranteed Best Price

Service Includes:-

  • Return Airfare from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur or Delhi to Bagdogra
  • 6 Nights/7 Days Sikkim tour using hotels as per tour standard
  • All meals during tour (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  • Necessary airport transfers
  • Necessary surface transfers
  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Monument entrance fees
  • Innerline permit
  • Government taxes as applicable

 

Services Excludes:-

  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

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4 Nights 5 Days Sikkim Tour

Enjoy 4 Nights 5 Days Sikkim tour covering major highlights and places located inside Sikkim. Combine Sikkim with Nepal, India or Bhutan Tour.

Sikkim is small Himalayan state of India bordered by Nepal to the west, China’s Tibet Autonomous Region to the north and east, and Bhutan to the east. Sikkim is the least populous state in India and the second-smallest state after Goa in total area, covering approximately 7,096 km2 (2,740 sq mi). Sikkim is nonetheless geographically diverse due to its location in the Himalayas; the climate ranges from subtropical to high alpine, and Kangchenjunga, the world’s third-highest peak, is located on Sikkim’s border with Nepal. Sikkim is a popular tourist destination, owing to its culture, scenery and biodiversity. It also has the only open land border between India and China. Sikkim’s capital and largest city is Gangtok. Almost 25% of the state is covered by the Khangchendzonga National Park. According to legend, the Buddhist guru Padmasambhava visited Sikkim in the 8th century CE, introduced Buddhism and foretold the era of the Sikkimese monarchy.

 

The majority of Sikkim’s residents are of Nepali ethnic origin. The native Sikkimese consist of the Bhutias, who migrated from the Kham district of Tibet in the 14th century, and the Lepchas, who are believed to have migrated from the Far East. Tibetans reside mostly in the northern and eastern reaches of the state. Migrant resident communities include Biharis, Bengalis and Marwaris, who are prominent in commerce in South Sikkim and Gangtok. Hinduism is the state’s major religion and is practised mainly by ethnic Nepalis; an estimated 57.75 per cent of the total population are adherents of the religion. There exist many Hindu temples. Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple is very popular, since it consists of the chardham altogether.

 

Vajrayana Buddhism, which accounts for 27.3 per cent of the population, is Sikkim’s second-largest, yet most prominent religion. Prior to Sikkim’s becoming a part of the Indian Union, Vajrayana Buddhism was the state religion under the Chogyal. Sikkim has 75 Buddhist monasteries, the oldest dating back to the 1700s.[108] The public and visual aesthetics of Sikkim are executed in shades of Vajrayana Buddhism and Buddhism plays a significant role in public life, even among Sikkim’s majority Nepali Hindu population.

 

Travelers embarking on a journey of Sikkim discover a mystical wonderland of spectacular natural beauty with 5 Days Sikkim Tour. The panoramic perfection of the snow-capped Himalayas, the heady scent of flower-bedecked meadows, the vibrant culture and joyous festivals, the infinite variety of its flora and fauna makes it a holiday that is at once fascinating and challenging.

 

The crowning glory of Sikkim is Mt. Khangchendzonga, the third highest mountain in the world. With magnificent snow and ice scenery it is often regarded as the undisputed monarch among the peaks of the world. But for the Sikkimese Khangchendzonga is much more than a mountain and is revered as the abode of their guardian deity Dzo-nga.

 

Even today the mountain god is invoked and prayed to during Pang Lhabsol, a major Sikkimese festival, which also commemorates the blood brotherhood sworn between the Lepchas and the Bhutias at Kabi in the fifteenth century. The sacred mountain can be viewed from every corner of Sikkim and remains an intrinsic part of the consciousness of the people.

Come and enjoy 5 Days Sikkim Tour with us on a special cost.

Departure City: Kathmandu or New Delhi

Arrive at: Bhadrapur (Nepal) or Bagdogra Airport (India)

Tour Type: Private

Tour Style: Budget, Standard & Deluxe

Attractions: Culture, Landscape, Mountain View

Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Gangtok

Morning fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. We will arrange local taxi for you to drive to Kakarvitta (30 minutes drive). After immigration formalities at border, board your private vehicle to drive to Gangtok (120 Kilometers, 4 hours). A perfect destination for tourist in search of enchantment, tranquility, trekking or any other adventure. Land of monastery, mystic rituals / festivals at an elevation of 1,437 meters / 4,715 feet is the most often visited spot of India for its rare Orchids and Butterflies – In the evening one is free to stroll around M.G.Road or the local Market.

Overnight at Hotel in Gangtok

 

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour in Gangtok

After breakfast drive for the  city tour of Gangtok – Sightseeing will be for full day hence the drive will be bit fast from each point –  It is not possible to visit all the places hence some of the important places are selected for the guest – Guest are require to maintain the time with the driver – Visit to Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Ranka / Rumtek Monastery and Tashi View point are some more places of tourist interest – Back to hotel – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center or visit any of the discotheque in central Gangtok.

Overnight at Hotel in Gangtok

 

Day 03 – Transfer to Lachen

Early morning breakfast – Drive to Lachung 35 kilometers from Chungthang – Lunch at Chungthang, 96 kilometers from Gangtok – Reach Lachung late afternoon / early evening – The snow capped peaks, the Shingbha wild life sanctuary, Yumthang, Katao and Yumeysomdong are the major attraction – It’s a valley surrounded by gigantic and humbling mountains – In fact, from the village cradled between stern, tall rock faces standing like guards one can enjoy only the snow peaked hamlet – It almost like this town was hidden from the outside – like a Shangri – la – Check into a hotel – Welcome Tea – Evening free to stroll and visit the Lepcha Village.

Overnight stay at Hotel

 

Day 04: Yumthang sightseeing and Transfer to Gangtok

Early morning breakfast – Visit to Yumthang i.e. 25 kilometers, 1 hour – A valley at an altitude of 11, 800 feet through which Lachung Chu flows, generally covered with snow from December to April or even more is known as the valley of flowers – Next walk up to Zero point, this is a stretch of cold desert till Tibet / China – While returning visit to hot water spring, the region is fully covered with Rhododendron forest – Back to hotel for lunch – Afternoon visit Katao (Optional) – The region is fully covered with Rhododendron forest – Back to hotel for lunch – Afternoon drive to Gangtok 130 Kilometers, 5 hours  – Evening one is free to stroll around M G Road and the local market.

Overnight stay at Gangtok

 

Day 05: Departure transfer

Drive to Bagdogra if you are undertaking India extension tour or Phuntsholing if undertaking Bhutan tour or back to Bhadrapur if you flying back to Kathmandu.

Guaranteed Best Price

Service Includes:-

  • Return Airfare from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur or Delhi to Bagdogra
  • 4 Nights/5 Days Sikkim tour using hotels as per tour standard
  • All meals during tour (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  • Necessary airport transfers
  • Necessary surface transfers
  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Monument entrance fees
  • Innerline permit
  • Government taxes as applicable

 

Services Excludes:-

  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees

 

Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

 

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6 Nights 7 Days Tibet Tour Package

Enjoy 7 Days Tibet Tour from Kathmandu undertaking Classic Tibet Tour covering Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse. Explore Tibetan Culture, Heritage and faces.

You will enjoy two full-days sightseeing tour of Lhasa covering major tourist sites inside Lhasa. You will explore Potala palace, Norbulikha monastery, Barkhor, Sera, Drepung and Jokhang temple. Potala is major cultural hub of Tibet. Potala Palace is a state museum, a popular tourist attraction, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built on a rocky hill overlooking the city of Lhasa, the Potala Palace has a sturdy fortress-like appearance. It contains more than a thousand rooms spreading over an area of 1,300 feet by 1,000 feet. The stone walls are 16 feet thick at the base, but more finely constructed (without the use of nails) in the upper stories.

Drive South of Lhasa to visit Gyantse city via Yamdruk Tso crossing Khaba la and Koro La pass.

Yamdrok Lake is also known as Yamdrok Yumtso or Yamzho Yumco. This is a freshwater lake in Tibet and is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. It is over 72 km (45 mi) long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. The lake has an outlet stream at its far western end.

Around 90 km to the west of the lake lies the Tibetan town of Gyantse and Lhasa is a hundred km to the northeast. According to local mythology, Yamdok Yumtso lake is the transformation of a goddess.

In Gyantse visit Kumbum Chorten, Pelkhor Chorten. The Palcho Monastery is also commonly called as Pelkor Choden or Shekar Gyantse is the main monastery in Gyantse. The monastery precinct is a complex of structures, which, apart from the Tsuklakhang Monastery, also includes its Kumbum, believed to be the largest such structure in Tibet, that is most notable for its 108 chapels in its several floors and the old Dzong or fort.

The another destination is Shigatse which is second largest city inside Tibet, Visit Tashilumphu monastery, Shalu Monastery, and Shigatse Dzong.

Tashi Lhumpo Monastery was founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama. It is a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet.

Our 7 Days Tibet Tour is fly in out basis means you will fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa and after completion of tour you will fly back to Kathmandu.

Tour Duration: 6 nights/7 days

Tour Theme: Cultural and Heritage Sites Tour

Tour Type: Private Tour (Fly In and Out)

Highlights: Lhasa City, Yamdruk Tso Lake, Gyantse and Shigatse

DAY 01: FLY KATHMANDU- LHASA (3,650m)

Morning, transfer to Kathmandu airport in time to board flight to Lhasa. Enjoy the fantastic trans Himalayas flight that flies past Mount Everest to Lhasa. Our Tibetan guide receives you at Lhasa’s Gongkar airport and transfer to hotel (1 hr drive). Explore the nearby streets or rest and acclimatize.

Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY 02: FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR

After breakfast commence on a full day sightseeing tour of Lhasa City. Today is the day we visit the beautiful Potala, Norbulingka Palaces & Jokhang Temple. Built in the 17th century, Potala Palace provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama and houses what is considered to be the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Next, we visit the Tibet Museum, the official museum of Tibet, which has a permanent collection of around 1000 artifacts related to the cultural history of Tibet. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep-seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism.

Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY 03: FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR

After breakfast we visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Barkhor Bazaar.  Drepung Monastery, which was built in the 14th century, is believed to have sheltered around 10,000 monks in the past but as of now there has been quite a declination resulting in only a few hundred. The history, culture, and religious beliefs of the Tibetan people are strongly concentrated and centered in this marvelous monastery.  Sera Monastery is a preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. We further stroll through Barkhor Bazaar (market). With its open air stalls, shops and crowd of pilgrims, it is the nerve centre of Lhasa.

Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY 04: DRIVE LHASA – GYANTSE (3950M): 260 kms

After breakfast, we drive through fabulous scenery. Cross Kamba La pass, at 4794 meter, with a brief halt to savor majestic views of Yamdrok-tso Lake and Nazin Kang Sa, standing at 7252 m.  Soon we cross another pass, Karo La at 5045m before reaching to Gyantse.

Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY 05: DRIVE GYANTSE – SHIGATSE (3,900M): 90kms

After breakfast, commence on a sightseeing tour of Gyantse. In Gyantse visit Kumbum Chorten & Pelkor Chorten. Afternoon, drive to Shigatse & check-in at hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY 06: MORNING TASHILUNPO MONASTERY. DRIVE TO LHASA

After breakfast enjoy a tour of Tashilunpo Monastery, founded in 1447, it is the largest Yellow Hat sect monastery in Tibet and the seat of the Panchen Lamas. Tashilunpo contains chortens, temples and the Panchen Lamas palace. At its peak, Tashilunpo had more than 4,000 monks in its 4 monasteries. The monastery is a striking red, white and black Tibetan structure with a golden roof. Within the monastery there is a 5 story temple, which contains a 26 meter high sitting statue of the Maitreya Buddha, cast from 6,700 ounces of gold and over 115,000 kg of copper, making it the biggest copper Buddhist statue in the world.

 

Later drive to Lhasa following northern route. Check-in at hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY 07: FLY TO KATHMANDU

Transfer to Gongkor airport in time to board flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel.

Best Price Guaranteed

Service Includes:-

  • 3 nights at Hotel in Lhasa
  • 1 night at Hotel in Gyantse
  • 1 night at Hotel in Shigatse
  • Daily breakfast at Hotels
  • Round-trip airfare Kathmandu/Lhasa/Kathmandu as currently applicable
  • Tibet/China visa fee as applicable
  • English speaking Tibetan local guide for sightseeing tours
  • Private vehicle for sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • Tibet Invitation Permit and processing fees
  • 2 airport transfers in Kathmandu for Lhasa flight
  • Taxes as applicable

 

Services Excludes:-

  • Meals in Lhasa
  • Personal expenses
  • Any arrangements in Kathmandu can be organize as per request and extra cost
  • Any other services not mentioned in cost includes section
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

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3 Nights 4 Days Lhasa Tour

Explore highlights of Lhasa with our 4 Days Lhasa Tour. Explore Tibetan Culture and Heritage inside Lhasa including Cultural hub Potala Palace.

4 days Lhasa Tour covers the Culture and highlights of Lhasa city which includes Potala Palace, Norbulinkha monastery, Jokhang temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Sera monastery and Drepung Monastery. This tour starts and end in Kathmandu with fly in and out to Lhasa by Air China flight.

Tibet is also known as Rooftop of the world. Tibet draws tourist movements around the world due to its landscape, religious traditions, culture, and its unsolved mysteries from the century. Tibetan history dates back 4,000 years, during which the Buddhist religion, Zang Language and culture are shaped up. Most of local inhabitants practice Tibetan Buddhism and Bon.

Lhasa is also known as “Land of the Gods”. The city has been the religious and administrative capital of Tibet since the mid-17th century. Explore Lhasa visiting major Buddhist and Tibetan Heritage which includes Potala Palace, Norbulinkha Monastery, Sera, Drepung monastery and Jokhang temple. Potala Palace is cultural center and major attractions inside Tibet. Walk through narrow lanes of Barkhor Street to see Tibetan faces with Handicraft items, medicine and Tibetan souvenirs.

Potala Palace is a state museum, a popular tourist attraction, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was also recently named one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World” by the television show Good Morning America and the newspaper USA Today.

Tour Duration: 3 nights/4 days

Tour Theme: Cultural and Heritage Sites Tour

Tour Type: Private Tour (Fly In and Out)

Tour Budget: Budget, Standard & Deluxe

Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa

Morning you will transferred to Kathmandu airport from your hotel located in Kathmandu city center. Once the flight takes-off from Kathmandu and takes norther route, immediately you can see spectacular view of the Himalayan ranges  from your flight’s window. If lucky you can also see aerial view of Mt. Everest. Once you reach to Lhasa, you will meet our representative. Drive to Lhasa located 1 hour drive from the Gongkar airport. Rest of the day is free for acclimatization.

Overnight at Hotel in Lhasa

 

Day 02: Full-day sightseeing tour

Enjoy full-day sightseeing tour of Lhasa with your guide. Visit Potala Palace s\ituated on the Hill of central Lhasa, Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, reaching 3,767.19m (12,359.55ft). As the winter palace of the Dalai Lama from the 7th century CE the complex symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. The White Palace contains the main ceremonial hall with the throne of the Dalai Lama, and his private rooms and audience hall are on the uppermost level. The palace contains 698 murals, almost 10,000 painted scrolls, numerous sculptures, carpets, canopies, curtains, porcelain, jade, and fine objects of gold and silver, as well as a large collection of sutras and important historical documents. Continue to Jokhang Temple Monastery founded by the regime also in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Covering 2.5ha in the center of the old town of Lhasa, it comprises an entrance porch, courtyard and Buddhist hall surrounded by accommodation for monks and storehouses on all four sides.

In the late afternoon explore narrow lanes of Barkhor Bazaar. Located in the old area of Lhasa City, Tibet, Barkhor Street is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

Overnight at Hotel in Lhasa

 

Day 03: Full-day Tour

Start your sightseeing tour with excursion to Norbulingka which is Dalai Lama’s former summer palace constructed in the 18th century, is located on the bank of the Lhasa River about 2km west of the Potala Palace in a lush green environment. Visit Sera Monastery located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City, Sera Monastery  is one of three famous monasteries in the city along with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery. It is dedicated to the Gelugpa or Yellow Hat Sect, a branch of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Tsong Khapa. Also visit Drepung which is the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. It is considered one of the ‘Three Great Monasteries’.

 

If time permit visit Tibet Museum located in the southeast corner of Norbu Lingka, Lhasa city, Tibet Museum covers an area of 23,508 square meters (5.8 acres) including the exhibition area of 10,451 square meters (2.6 acres). It is equipped with modern facilities to ensure quality service for visitors and safety and efficient administration of the museum itself.

Overnight at Hotel in Lhasa

 

Day 04: Fly to Kathmandu

Morning you will get transferred to Lhasa airport to board your flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Best Price Guaranteed inclusive of Tibet/China Visa, Flight tickets, Hotels and Tours all on private basis.

Service Includes:-

  • 3 nights at Hotel in Lhasa
  • Daily breakfast
  • Round-trip airfare Kathmandu/Lhasa/Kathmandu as currently applicable
  • Tibet/China visa fee as applicable
  • English speaking Tibetan local guide for sightseeing tours
  • Private vehicle for sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • Tibet Invitation Permit and processing fees
  • 2 airport transfers in Kathmandu for Lhasa flight
  • Taxes as applicable

 

Services Excludes:-

  • Meals in Lhasa
  • Personal expenses
  • Any arrangements in Kathmandu can be organize as per request and extra cost
  • Any other services not mentioned in cost includes section
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

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10 Nights 11 Days Best of Bhutan Tour

Best of Bhutan tour itinerary is designed covering all tourists places in Bhutan. This tour includes Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Wangdi, Bumthang and Ura valley.

Explore natural beauty, landscape and traditions of Bhutanese people. Bhutan is awarded by the happiest Kingdom in the world.

Visit Paro which is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, National Museum and country’s only airport. Takshang monastery also known as Tiger Nest is the mahor attraction at Paro. Paro is also home to world most colorful mask dance and festival which is know as “Paro Tsechu”.

The second destination you will visit with Best of Bhutan tour is Thimphu which is a capital of Bhutan and unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. The National Memorial Chorten, Simtokha Dzong, National Library, Institute for Zorig Chusum, Traditional Medicine Institute, Tashichodzong, Mini Zoo and Handicrafts Emporium are the major attractions.

The thrid destination during Best of Bhutan Tour is Punakha, served as the capital of Bhutan until and still it is the winter seat of Je Khenpo (the chief abbot). Visit to Punakha Dzong in Bhutan is truly amazing experience to witness Bhutanese architecture.

Another major highlights during Best of Bhutan Tour is the valley of Gangtey which is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. Gangtey and Phobjika valley is also protected area and home of rare black necked crane.

Trongsa forms the central hub of the nation and is historically the place from where attempts at unifying the country were launched. Both His Majesty King Ugyen Wangchuck, the Penlop of Trongsa, who was elected the country’s first hereditary monarch and his successor, King Jigme Wangchuck, ruled the country from Trongsa ancient seat.

Bumthang has an individuality that charms its visitors and separates it from other regions. Bumthang is also the traditional home to the great Buddhist teacher Pema Linga to whose descendants the present dynasty traces its origin.

Ura valley is one of the most interesting villages in Bhutan. There are about 40 closely packed houses along cobblestone streets, and the main Ura Lhakhang dominates the town, giving it a medieval atmosphere.

Tour Duration: 10 nights/11 days

Tour Theme: Best of Bhutan with all possibile tourist attractions

Tour Type: Private Tour

Day 01: Arrive Paro

Arrive by Druk Air. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountain and landscape. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative. Rest of the day is free.

Overnight at Kichu Resort or similar in Paro

 

Day 02: Paro Sightseeing tour. Drive to Thimpu

Morning, visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the  Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century.  A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks.  Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town.  Evening drive 1 & 1/2 hours to Thimphu (54km).

Overnight at Hotel River view or similar in Thimpu

 

Day 03: Thimpu Sightseeing tours

Morning  visit the Indigenous hospital where traditional old art of healing is still practiced, Art & Craft school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers. PM visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare “Takin” national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market.

Overnight at Hotel River view or similar in Thimpu

 

Day 04: Drive to Wangduephodrang visiting Punakha en-route

Morning drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang via Punakha crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. Visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Proceed 45 minutes to Wangduephodrang and visit the the market area.

Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort or similar in Wangdi

 

Day 05: Drive to Bumthang visiting Trongsa en-route

Drive almost 6/7 hours crossing 3 passes over 3000 meters. The route offers magnificent views of the Himalayas and beautiful landscape through scattered hamlets and forest of rhododendrons and pine.  After one and half hours from Chendebji Chorten arrive at a small town known as Trongsa meaning new village. The town mainly consists of fresh Tibetan refugees but the most impressive of all is the Trongsa Dzong. The whole of eastern Bhutan was controlled from this fortress during the mid 17th century.  Proceed another 2 hours to Bumthang visiting the Chume weaving center.

Overnight at Lhendupcholing lodge or similar in Bumthang

 

Day 06: Bumthang sightseeing tours

Bumthang altitude 2600m, has an individuality that charms its visitors and separates it from other regions. Comprised of four smaller valleys, the deeply spiritual region of Bumthang is shrouded in religious legend. Here tales of Guru Padmasambhava and his re-incarnation known as Tertons still linger in most nooks and corners. It is also known for its woolen material (yathra) which can be seen hung outside of houses for sale. Sightseeing – Visit the Jakar Dzong, 7th century Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey monastery, Tamshing and Kunchosum monastery

Overnight at Lhendupcholing lodge or similar in Bumthang

 

Day 07: Excursion to Ura Village

Excursion 2 hours to Ura village and visit the new Ura monastery. On the way visit the Mebartso meaning burning lake. Stroll around the village and return back to Guest house. Evening walk to the swiss farm where apple juice, cider, cheese etc… are made.

Overnight at Lhendupcholing lodge or similar in Bumthang

 

Day 08: Drive to Wangduephodrang

Drive back to Wangduephodrang.

Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort or similar in Wangdi

 

Day 09:  Drive to Paro via Lobesa

Morning drive 3/4 hours to Paro via Lobesa and a short walk through farm houses and fields to Chimme Lhakhang. This monastery was built in the 15 century and dedicated to the famous Lam Drukpa Kunley or divine mad man. He is one of the most famous saints in Bhutan and his temple is visited mostly by childless couples.  Drive on to Paro visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university.

Overnight at Kichu Resort or similar in Paro

 

Day 10: Hike to Taktsang monastery

Morning hike to Taktsang monastery. Horses can be arranged with an extra cost.  The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 3 /4 hours through pine forests (total walk 4/5hrs). The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint mediated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time.Overnight at Kichu Resort or similar in Paro

 

Day 11: Departure transfer

Transfer to Paro airport in time to board outbound flight.

Best Price Guarantee inclusive of Tour cost + All Meals + Airfare (Kathmandu – Paro- Kathmandu) + Bhutan Visa + Royalty Charges and Entrance Fees

Service Includes:-

  • Airfares of Druk Air & airport tax
  • 10 nights/11 days Bhutan tour as per the above itinerary using hotel mentioned above or similar category (3-star equv.) with all meals
  • Necessary airport transfers at Paro airport with assistance
  • Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary using private vehicle
  • An English speaking Bhutanese guide for sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • Bhutan Visa fee as currently applicable
  • Monument entrance fees as applicable
  • Bhutanese Government Royalty fee as applicable

Service Excludes:-

  • Personal expenses
  • Any other services not mentioned in cost includes section
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

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7 Nights 8 Days Classic Bhutan Tour

8 Days Classic Bhutan tour covers major tourist places in Bhutan. Explore Himalayan Kingdom visiting Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Gangtey, Phobijaka and Wangdi.

This 8 days Classic Bhutan Tour itinerary provide excellent opportunity to witness colorful Culture and rituals at monastery in Paro, see lifestyle of Bhutanese people at capital city – Thimpu. Excursion to Punakaha Dzong gives insight knowledge of Old Capital. Further Gangtey and Phobjika valley offers rare opportunity to see Black Necked Crane.

Bhutan is also known as “The Land of Thunder Dragon” is ultimate Himalayan Shangri-la. The tiny Kingdom of Bhutan shares with Nepal the world’s greatest concentration of mountains and living heritage of Buddhism. While undertaking Bhutan Tour from Kathmandu, you will take flight to Paro from Kathmandu which can be truly be described as a flight into fantasy. During the flight, a firsthand close up view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other famous peaks of the Himalaya range become a reality.

Paro is home for oldest Buddhist monastery in Bhutan. This valley is dotted with many century old heritage places where every year Bhutanese people celebrate Paro Tsechu with Mask dance. Paro is also one of the most fertile valley in the Kingdom producing a bulk of the locally famous red rice from its terraced fields. Commence hike to Takshang monastery located on hill ridge. Takshang monastery is also known as “Tiger Nest” and most holiest Buddhist pilgrimage site inside Bhutan.

Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style. Taschichodong is the administrative center of Bhutan. Being capital of modern Bhutan, Thimpu tour offer insight knowledge on Bhutanese culture, history, traditions and lifestyle.

Punakha  is dominated by the beautiful Punakha Dzong and is formal capital of ancient Bhutan. The way from Thimpu to Punakha provide excellent view of Himalayan range from Dochula pass (3,050 meters).

Located in the south of Punakha, the higher reaches of the Wangduephodrang valley provide rich pastureland for cattle. Further you can also enjoy excursion to Gantey and Phobjika valley which is home to rare Black Necked Crane.

We offer offer best deals on Classic Bhutan Tour from Kathmandu inclusive of Bhutan visa and necessary arrangements of hotel, guide and sightseeing tours on private basis.

Tour Duration: 7 nights/8 days

Tour Theme: Culture, Traditions, Spiritual and Natural Beauty Tour

Tour Type: Private Tour

Day 01: Arrive Paro

Arrive by Druk Air. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountain and landscape. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative. Rest of the day is free to explore Paro town.

Overnight at Kichu Resort or similar in Paro

 

Day 02: Paro Sightseeing tour

Morning, visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town.

Overnight at Kichu Resort or similar in Paro

 

Day 03: Drive Thimpu & sightseeing tours

Morning, drive to Thimphu (1 & 1/2hrs). Upon arrival check into Hotel.

Later visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare “Takin” national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market.

Overnight at Hotel River View or similar Thimpu

 

Day 04: Thimpu sightseeing & Drive to Punakha

Morning, visit the Painting school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers.

 

Afternoon, drive to Punakha. In Punakha visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans.

Overnight at Hotel Zangto Pelri or similar in Punakha

 

Day 05: Drive to Wangdi & excursion to Gangtey valley

Morning, drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of Lobesa.

 

Continue with excursion to the Gangtey Gompa valley at an altitude of 2800 meters. The only Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan is located here. This beautiful valley is also home to the rare Black Necked Cranes migrating from the Tibetan plateau to escape the harsh winter. Currently there are 200 to 300 cranes residing in this valley and the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) is taking every measure to ensure the safety of the Cranes. While the cranes reside in the winter valley for 4/5 months the village folks are not allowed to make loud noises or fish in the river that runs through the valley. Explore the fascinating glacier valley and return to the Resort.

Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort or similar in Wangdi

 

Day 06: Drive to Paro

Morning, drive 4/5hrs to Paro via visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university.

Overnight at Kichu Resort or similar in Paro

 

Day 07: Takshang Hike

Morning, hike to Takshang monastery also known as “Tiger Nest”. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 3/4 hours through pine forests (total walk 4/5hrs). The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint mediated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time. On return visit Kichu Lakhang.

Overnight at Kichu Resort or similar in Paro

 

Day 08: Departure transfer

Transfer to Paro airport in time to board outbound flight.

Best Price Guarantee inclusive of Tour cost + All Meals + Airfare (Kathmandu – Paro- Kathmandu) + Bhutan Visa + Royalty Charges and Entrance Fees

Service Includes:-

  • 7 nights/8 days Bhutan tour as per the above itinerary using hotel mentioned above or similar category (3-star equv.) with all meals
  • Necessary airport transfers at Paro airport with assistance
  • Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary using private vehicle
  • An English speaking Bhutanese guide for sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • Bhutan Visa fee as currently applicable
  • Monument entrance fees as applicable
  • Bhutanese Government Royalty fee as applicable

 

Service Excludes:-

  • Airfares of Druk Air (As shown as extra) & airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Any other services not mentioned in cost includes section
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

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4 Nights 5 Days Paro Thimpu Punakha Tour

Enjoy 5 Days at Bhutan covering three major highlights of Bhutan exploring Bhutanese culture and traditions with Paro Thimpu Punakha Tour.

You will fly from Kathmandu to Paro and enjoy the tours in Thimpu, Punakha and Paro. Major highlights includes National Memorial Chorten, Punakha Dzong, Simthoka Dzong, Ta Dzong, Takshang monastery etc.

Bhutan is also known as “The Land of Thunder Dragon” is ultimate Himalayan Shangri-la. The tiny kingdom of Bhutan shares with Nepal the world’s greatest concentration of mountains and living heritage of Buddhism. Flight to Paro can truly be described as a flight into fantasy. During the flight, a firsthand close up view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other famous peaks of the Himalaya range become a reality.

During 5 Days Paro Thimpu Punakha tour you will explore the below destinations.

Paro: The beautiful valley of Paro encapsulates within itself a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, National Museum and country’s only airport. Mount. Chomolhari (7,314m) reigns in white glory at the northern end of the valley and its glacial water plunge through deep gorges to form Pa Chhu (Paro river). Paro is also one of the most fertile valley in the Kingdom producing a bulk of the locally famous red rice from its terraced fields.

Major attractions at Paro:-

  • Paro Dzong also known as Ta Dzong
  • Rinpung Dzong
  • Drukgyel Dzong
  • Kyichu Lhakhang
  • Taktshang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest)

Thimpu: The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Although not what one expects from a capital city, Thimphu is still a fitting and lively place. Home to civil servants, expatriates and monk body, Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style.

Places of interest in and around Thimphu:

  • Memorial Chorten
  • Simtokha Dzong
  • National Library
  • Institute for Zorig Chusum
  • Traditional Medicine Institute
  • The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim)
  • National Textile Museum
  • Trashichhoedzong
  • Handicrafts Emporium
  • Changangkha Lhakhang

Punakha: Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan until and still it is the winter seat of Je Khenpo (the chief abbot). Blessed with temperate climate and owing to its natural drainage from Pho Chhu (male) and Mo Chhu (female) rivers, the Punakha valley produces abundant crops and fruits. There are splendid views of the distant Himalayas at Dochula pas (alt. 3,050m) on Thimphu – Punakha road.

Places of interest in and around Punakha

  • Punakha Dzong: Built strategically atThimphu town the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637, by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has been fully restored by the present King. The Dzong is open for visitors during Punakha festival and in summer months when the monk body moves to Thimphu.

Excursions around Punakha

  • Chimi Lhakhang
  • Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Talo
  • Punakha Ritsha Village

Book 5 Days Paro Thimpu Punakha tour with best cost with us. Share your travel plan and inquiry with our Bhutan Tour Expert.

Tour Duration: 3 nights/4 days

Tour Theme: Cultural Tour

Tour Type: Private Tour

Day 01: Arrive in Paro. Drive to Thimpu

Arrive in Paro by Druk Air flight. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu (54 kms, 1 & 1/2 hrs). Evening is free to stroll around Thimpu town on own.

Overnight at Hotel  in Thimpu

 

Day 02: Morning: Thimpu sightseeing. Afternoon Drive Punakha

After breakfast, commence on a sightseeing tour of Thimpu. Visit Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery and the new Drupthob nunnery temple.

 

Afternoon, drive to Punakha. In Punakha visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans.

Overnight at Hotel in Punakha

 

Day 03: Drive to Paro & Sightseeing tours

Morning, drive back to Paro visiting the first building built in Bhutan the Simtokha Dzong. It now houses the Buddhist University.  On arrival in Paro visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century.

Overnight at Hotel in Paro

 

Day 04: Takshang Hike

Morning, hike to Takshang monastery also known as “Tiger Nest”. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 3/4 hours through pine forests (total walk 4/5hrs). The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint mediated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time. On return visit Kichu Lakhang. Rest of the day is free.

Overnight at Hotel in Paro

 

Day 05: Departure transfer

Transfer to Paro airport in time to board outbound flight.

Best Price Guarantee inclusive of Tour cost + All Meals + Airfare (Kathmandu – Paro- Kathmandu) + Bhutan Visa + Royalty Charges and Entrance Fees

Service Includes:-

  • 4 nights/5 days Bhutan tour as per the above itinerary using hotel mentioned above or similar category (3-star equv.) with all meals
  • Necessary airport transfers at Paro airport with assistance
  • Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary using private vehicle
  • An English speaking Bhutanese guide for sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • Bhutan Visa fee as currently applicable
  • Monument entrance fees as applicable
  • Bhutanese Government Royalty fee as applicable

Service Excludes:-

  • Airfares of Druk Air (As shown as extra) & airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Any other services not mentioned in cost includes section
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

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3 Nights 4 Days Paro Thimpu Tour

Explore Bhutan with 4 Days Paro Thimpu Tour from Kathmandu. Unleash yourself with heritage, culture, Bhutanese traditions with visit to famous Tiger Nest.

4 Days Paro Thimpu tour is short tour itinerary to see two major tourist sites in Bhutan. Explore Thimpu and Paro visiting Takshang monastery and other major attractions.

Bhutan is also known as “The Land of Thunder Dragon” is ultimate Himalayan Shangri-la. The tiny kingdom of Bhutan shares with Nepal the world’s greatest concentration of mountains and living heritage of Buddhism. Flight to Paro can truly be described as a flight into fantasy. During the flight, a firsthand close up view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other famous peaks of the Himalaya range become a reality.

Bhutan at Glance tour itinerary is prepared covering two major tourist districts of Kathmandu. This 4 days Bhutan tour itinerary is suitable for those who wish to explore Bhutan and major attractions. This itinerary can be taken as extension tour from Nepal or India.

Tour Duration: 3 nights/4 days

Tour Theme: Cultural Tour

Tour Type: Private Tour

 

Paro: The beautiful valley of Paro encapsulates within itself a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, National Museum and country’s only airport. Mount. Chomolhari (7,314m) reigns in white glory at the northern end of the valley and its glacial water plunge through deep gorges to form Pa Chhu (Paro river). Paro is also one of the most fertile valley in the Kingdom producing a bulk of the locally famous red rice from its terraced fields.

Major attractions at Paro:-

  • Paro Dzong also known as Ta Dzong
  • Rinpung Dzong
  • Drukgyel Dzong
  • Kyichu Lhakhang
  • Taktshang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest)

 

Thimpu: The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Although not what one expects from a capital city, Thimphu is still a fitting and lively place. Home to civil servants, expatriates and monk body, Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style.

Places of interest in and around Thimphu:

  • Memorial Chorten
  • Simtokha Dzong
  • National Library
  • Institute for Zorig Chusum
  • Traditional Medicine Institute
  • The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim)
  • National Textile Museum
  • Trashichhoedzong
  • Handicrafts Emporium
  • Changangkha Lhakhang

Day 01: Arrive in Paro. Drive to Thimpu

Arrive in Paro by Druk Air flight. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu (54 kms, 1 & 1/2 hrs). Evening is free to stroll around Thimpu town on own.

Overnight at Hotel in Thimpu

 

Day 02: Morning: Thimpu sightseeing. Afternoon Drive Paro & Sightseeing tours

After breakfast, commence on a sightseeing tour of Thimpu. Visit Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery and  the new  Drupthob nunnery temple.

 

Afternoon, drive back to Paro visiting the first building built in Bhutan the Simtokha Dzong. It now houses the Buddhist University.  On arrival in Paro visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. . Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town.

Overnight at Hotel in Paro

 

Day 03: Takshang Hike

Morning, hike to Takshang monastery also known as “Tiger Nest”. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 3/4 hours through pine forests (total walk 4/5hrs). The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint mediated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time. On return visit Kichu Lakhang. Rest of the day is free.

Overnight at Hotel in Paro

 

Day 04: Departure transfer

Transfer to Paro airport in time to board outbound flight.

Get best deals inclusive of Tour cost + All Meals + Airfare (Kathmandu – Paro- Kathmandu) + Bhutan Visa + Royalty Charges and Entrance Fees

Service Includes:-

  • 3 nights/4 days Bhutan tour as per the above itinerary using hotel mentioned above or similar category (3-star equv.) with all meals
  • Necessary airport transfers at Paro airport with assistance
  • Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary using private vehicle
  • An English speaking Bhutanese guide for sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • Bhutan Visa fee as currently applicable
  • Monument entrance fees as applicable
  • Bhutanese Government Royalty fee as applicable

Service Excludes:-

  • Airfares of Druk Air (As shown as extra) & airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Any other services not mentioned in cost includes section

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2 Nights 3 Days Bhutan Tour

Enjoy Bhutan Tour in short time covering two major tourist districts of Bhutan. You will visit Paro and Thimpu covering major highlights during short stay.

This 3 days Bhutan tour itinerary is suitable for those who wish to explore Bhutan and major attractions with-in short span of time. This itinerary can be taken as extension tour from Nepal or India. The first day after flying from Kathmandu/Delhi to Paro, you will be transferred to Thimpu which is capital city of Bhutan. Next day explore half-day Thimpu, drive back to Paro. Enjoy sightseeing tour at Paro covering Dzongs and temples to see Bhutanese Architecture and Traditional Culture.

Tour Duration: 2 nights/3 days

Tour Theme: Cultural Tour

Tour Type: Private Tour

 

Paro: The beautiful valley of Paro encapsulates within itself a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, National Museum and country’s only airport. Mount. Chomolhari (7,314m) reigns in white glory at the northern end of the valley and its glacial water plunge through deep gorges to form Pa Chhu (Paro river). Paro is also one of the most fertile valley in the Kingdom producing a bulk of the locally famous red rice from its terraced fields.

Major attractions at Paro:-

  • Paro Dzong also known as Ta Dzong
  • Rinpung Dzong
  • Drukgyel Dzong
  • Kyichu Lhakhang
  • Taktshang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest)

Thimpu: The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Although not what one expects from a capital city, Thimphu is still a fitting and lively place. Home to civil servants, expatriates and monk body, Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style.

Places of interest in and around Thimphu:

  • Memorial Chorten
  • Simtokha Dzong
  • National Library
  • Institute for Zorig Chusum
  • Traditional Medicine Institute
  • The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim)
  • National Textile Museum
  • Trashichhoedzong
  • Handicrafts Emporium
  • Changangkha Lhakhang

Day 01: Arrive in Paro. Drive to Thimpu

Arrive in Paro by Druk Air flight. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu (54 kms, 1 & 1/2 hrs). Evening is free to stroll around Thimpu town on own.

Overnight at Hotel in Thimpu

 

Day 02: Morning: Thimpu sightseeing. Afternoon Drive Paro & Sightseeing tours

After breakfast, commence on a sightseeing tour of Thimpu. Visit Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery and the new Drupthob nunnery temple.

 

Afternoon, drive back to Paro visiting the first building built in Bhutan the Simtokha Dzong. It now houses the Buddhist University.  On arrival in Paro visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century.

Overnight at Hotel in Paro

 

Day 03: Departure transfer

Transfer to Paro airport in time to board outbound flight.

Best Deals Available inclusive of Tour cost + All Meals + Airfare (Kathmandu – Paro- Kathmandu) + Bhutan Visa + Royalty Charges and Entrance Fees

Service Includes:-

  • 2 nights/3 days Bhutan tour as per the above itinerary using hotel mentioned above or similar category (3-star equv.) with all meals
  • Necessary airport transfers at Paro airport with assistance
  • Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary using private vehicle
  • An English speaking Bhutanese guide for sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • Bhutan Visa fee as currently applicable
  • Monument entrance fees as applicable
  • Bhutanese Government Royalty fee as applicable

Service Excludes:-

  • Airfares of Druk Air (As shown as extra) & airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Any other services not mentioned in cost includes section

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