Sikkim Darjeeling Bhutan Tour.
Sikkim Darjeeling Bhutan Tour is a perfect short and a comprehensive tour that does justice for someone looking to spend a few days in the the Himalayan State of Sikkim, Darjeeling and the Kingdom of Bhutan. A recommended perfect tour where you can visit century old Buddhist Monasteries in Sikkim, attend the colourful Buddhist festivals in Bhutan and admire the miles of lush green Tea Gardens of Darjeeling.
Stay over at Homestays run by local families on this Sikkim Darjeeling Bhutan Tour. Mingle with the local people, know their culture, taste their home cooked food. Have your food with the families and walk around the household and learn exactly how the local people from the Himalayas think. The Sikkim Darjeeling Bhutan Tour takes you right into the heart of the Eastern Himalayas.
Comprehensive tour of Sikkim Darjeeling and Bhutan that provides you with a window to witness the rich culture heritage of the people of these regions brought down from generations, their religion and one also gets to mingle with the inhabitants of the peole from the Himalayas.
While in Darjeeling visit the world famous Darjeeling Tea Gardens where the Champagne of Tea is manufactured. Gaze at the majestic Kanchenjunga standing tall on the Northern Horizon. The Guardian deity, gazing down at it’s subjects and protecting them from all evil. No matter where you stand, whether in Sikkim, Darjeeling of Bhutan, it’s always in the backdrop of the mighty Himalayan mountains.
When in Sikkim, pay a visit to the Rumtek Monastery, the biggest monastery in Sikkim though not so old as compared with the Pemayangtse Monastery or the Sangacholing Monastery in Pelling. This Monastery is the replica of the Monastery that still exists in a Town called Tsurpu in Tibet. Visit the Holy Kchecheperli Lake, a lake in the shape of the foot of Buddha.
In Bhutan attend the colorful Buddhist Festivals , known as Tchechu, a religious festival. The most popular of them the Paro Tchechu, a three day religious festival where the monks dressed in colourful dresses with wodden mask covering their faces representing different forms dance in unison to the beating of the drums and the chanting of the monks. Sorrounded by people from all over Bhutan dressed in their finest accompanied by food baskets for the whole three days.
So to sum it all up in a few words, the Sikkim Darjeeling Bhutan Tour show cases the best of the North Eastern Himalayan State of Sikkim, the queen of the Hills, Darjeeling and the Land of the Thunder Dragon Bhutan in all its form. This short comprehensive Tour forms a window to the Eastern Himalayas for you to view.
- Style of Tour : Jeep Tour
- Duration : 13Days
- Minimum no. Of Participants : 2Persons
- Starting Point : Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border
- Ending Point : Paro Airport
- Best Season : March-June & September- December / open throughout the year
- Tour Availibility : Only private customized tours for a minimum of two persons
Day 1: Arrive at Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border.
Meet with our reperentative drive to Gangtok. Overnight Hotel(B/B only).
Day 2: Gangtok sight seeing. Drive to Rumtek Monastery (23Km) established in the Year 1969. This monastery is the replica of the same monastery in Tsurpu in Central Tibet & belongs to Kagyu sect of Buddhism. Rumtek monastery is also a school for the monks. On the way Back visit The Namgyal institute of Tibetology. This is the only one of it’s kind in India which does research on Tibetan language. Overnight Hotel(B/B only).
Day 3: Drive to Temi Tarku. The only organic Tea Garden in Sikkim & is two hours drive from Gangtok. Stay overnight with a local family in Tarku. Enjoy the local food and local hospitality. Overnight Homestay(B/B only).
Day 4: Drive to Kcheperli Lake. Vist the Buddha Park enroute. A holy Place for the Buddhist. Drive further on to Kcheperli Lake. Stay overnight at a Home stay run by a local family beside the lake. Overnight Homestay(B/B only).
Day 5: Drive to Darjeeling. This is a 4Hours drive by crossing over to the state of west Bengal at Melli. Overnight Homestay (B/B only).
Day 6: Darjeeling Sight Seeing. Start the day with a visit to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, this is museum dedicated to all mountaineers from around the world. Visit the Everest Museum dedicated to all everesters from around the world. Drive over to Tibetan Refugee centre. Know the history of the Tibetan’s flight from Tibet and their survival in India. Later vist the Happy valley Tea Estate. See first hand how the world famous Darjeeling Tea is made. Overnight Homestay(B/B only).
Day 7: Drive to Phuntsholing (India-Bhutan Border). Its a 6hours drive to the border town of Phuntsholing. The drive goes through the beautiful Dooars in the plains of west Bengal, passing through a couple of wildlife National Parks. Overnight Hotel(Full Board).
Day 8: After Breakfast Drive to Thimpu (172km). Overnight Hotel(Full Board).
Day9: Thimpu Sight Seeing. Overnight Hotel(Full Board).
Day10: Drive to Punakha & Wangduephodrang. Overnight Hotel(Full Board).
Day11: Drive Back to Thimpu and on to Paro. Overnight hotel(Full Board).
Day12: Excursion to Takshang ( Tiger’s nest). A short drive will take you to the foot of the Monastery. Trek up to Takshang Monastry. The story goes that Guru Rimpoche flew on a tigers back and landed here. Guru Rimpoche is responsible for propagating Buddhism in the entire eastern and Nepal Himalayas.
Day13: Drive to Paro Airport for Final Departure to Delhi/Kolkata/Kathmandu/Bangkok
or onwards Journey Home. End of Sikkim Darjeeling Bhutan Tour.
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Note: The above itinerary is a sample, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather,road conditions,the physical ability of the participants,etc.,may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail.We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety,comfort and general well being.
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