14N/15D Sikkim Darjeeling & Bhutan Tour

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Tour Highlights

Phuentsholing (01 Night) – Thimphu (01 Night) – Paro (02 Nights) – Jaldapara (01 Night) – Darjeeling (01 Night)- Gangtok (01 Night) – Lachen (01 Night) – Lachung (01 Night) – Gangtok (02 Nights) – Pelling (01 Night) – Darjeeling (01 Night)
Pick Up-Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri


Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival and Transfer to Jaigaon/Phuentsholing (Bhutan)

On arrival at N.J.P Rly. Station / IXB Bagdogra airport you will be received by SetMyTrip’s Professional representative ,who will be waiting outside for a traditional well come and proceed for Phuentsholing (980 ft.) ,through the lush green as well as most beautiful Tea garden in Dooars.On arrival at Phuentsholing ,the most rapidly growing town in Bhutan check in at your hotel.Over night stay in Phuentsholing

Day 02 : Phuentsholing to Thimphu

After breakfast proceed for Thimphu(7875 ft./170km/7 hours).And after a short drive visit Kharbandi Gompa to get a breathtaking view of Phuentsholing also the Indian plains. Being the nature loving and friendly with the Guest we stops our journey on the way from time to time to see & feel the Bhutan Himalayan scenery. We will take a lunch break and again start our journey on the way we will reach the highest point of about 2800m/9,185ft. Before reaching Thimphu again we will stop to visit Simtokha Dzong. On arrival at Thimphu check in at hotel & you will be taken care of by our hotel’s premium hospitality. Overnight stay in Thimphu.

Day 03 : Thimphu to Dochula Pass and Transfer to Punakha (100 Kms/4 Hrs)

After an early breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/ 10,130 ft) to take in the view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road – If skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass Masaganang (7158 meters), Tsendagang (6960 meters), Terrigang (7060 meters), Jejegangphugang (7158 meters), Kangphugang (7170 meters ), Zong Huang (7060 meters), etc – finally Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7497 meters – 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. In Punakha , you also visit Punakha Dzong: 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. the city’s dzong is one of the most picturesque of all Bhutan’s ancient fortresses The dzong is joined to the mainland by an arched wooden bridge, and contains many precious relics from the days when successive kings reigned the kingdom from this valley. Suspension Bridge – Visit the hidden treasure of Punakha Valley,the longest suspension bridge over River Mo. Wangdue – After crossing the Fo-Chu-Mo-Chu river , driver along the Wangdue phradong and visit newly developed small beautiful town , Bazo Town in Wangdue. Overnight stay in Punakha.

Day 04 : Punakha to Paro /4 Hrs

In the morning, after breakfast , start for Paro , the picturesque town in Bhutanenroute Simtokha Dzong is a small dzong, Built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified Bhutan, the dzong is the first of its kind built in Bhutan. An important historical monument and former Buddhist monastery, today it houses one of the premier Dzongkha language learning institutes. National Museum of Bhutan: Situated right above Rinpung Dzong in Paro, the National Museum of Bhutan is a house that showcases Bhutan’s culture. Built in 1968, the museum stands inside the ancient Ta-dzong building. The museum houses the collection of finest specimens of Bhutanese culture and art and its highlights are paintings and some bronze statues, which are simply masterpieces. The items are demonstrated in large galleries and you can get to know a lot about Bhutan’s art and culture from these objects. Ta Dzong – Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968. Rinpung Dzong – Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam. Nya Mey Zam Bridge – “The Bridge with No Fish ” is the bridge that connects Paro Town to Dzong ..It is one of the finest specimens in Bhutan and local believes if one sees a fish in the river , it is ill omen..The earlier bridge which could be folded during war was washed away by flood in 1969. Paro Airport Viewpoint – This is finest valley view point to look after Paro Valley and Paro Airport . This viewpoint overlooking the Paro river along with the all the Dzongs and Monastery. Overnight in Paro.

Day 05: Excursion to Chele La (Pass) & Haa Valley

After breakfast, drive over the Chelela pass (3899 m). From the pass, good view of the Himalayan Ranges and the valley beyond can be spotted. Then continue the drive towards Haa. Haa is made up of five counties and was closed to the outside world until 2002. There is a military camp by the Indian Army. In Haa valley, visit Wangchucklo Dzong dating back to 1915 and Lhakhang Nakpo (Black temple) is said to have been built by pigeon emanation of King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century and Lhakhang Karpo (white temple). After the visit drive back to Paro. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06: Paro Sightseeing and Transfer from Paro to Jaldapara/Lataguri

Morning two hours hike to reach Taktsang monastery – Tiger’s Nest – Later visit Drugyel Dzong (fortress) – The Dzong was built in 1649 by Shabdrung Nawang Namgyel to commemorate the victory of Bhutan over Tibetan Invaders in 1644 – Destroyed by fire in 1951 – Spectacular view of sacred Mountain Jumolhari is worth it – On the way back view Taktsang Monastery perched on the side of a cliff at 900 meters – Visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples – National Museum popularly known to the local Bhutanese as Ta Dzong or Watch Tower – Built as WatchTower (Ta Dzong) of Paro Dzong and the Valley was renovated and converted into the National Museum in 1968.

Second Half Transfer from Paro to Jaldapara National Park,Bengal – A drive of nearly 180 kilometers, a drive of approximately 6 – 7 hours .On the way take a short stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Paro and Thimphu rivers with three different style of Stupas adorn this confluence – Drive further through Chapcha and later take glimpse of famous Chukha Dam and the magnificent Vince waterfall before Gedu town – Arrive Jaldapara at Evening.Overnight Stay at Sisamara,Jaldapara National Park/Lataguri.Your Visit to Sisamara/Lataguri can be compared to a kind of zoo visit. This destinations is surrounded by the undisturbed dense greenery of Jaldapara National Park.If you are lucky enough, you can spot the wild animals grazing on the other side of the river right from the balcony of you accommodation.

Day 07: Jungle Safari & Transfer to Darjeeling

In the morning be ready to visit South Khayerbari Nature Park. Also known as Leopard and Royal Bengal Tiger Rescue Centre, South Khayerbari is also a rehabilitation centre. Located at a distance of 18 km you will reach South Khayerbari after a 30 minute’s drive. You can observe the rescued animals of South Khayerbari while taking a tour in the battery operated cars. During your South Khayerbari visit you can also go for boating in river Torsha.Then start for a Jeep Safari (Complimentary but Subject to Availability) either in the Chilapata or in the Jaldapara Forest Range.

(Optional) A Leopard Safari, the only one of its kind in India, can also be availed in South Khayerbari Eco Park

(Optional) Early morning drive to Hollong for the thrilling Elephant Safari for which Jaldapara has been a hotspot for tourists from all over the world.This elephant safari is organized in the early morning from Hollong. It offers the exquisite beauty of the vast grassland of Jaldapara.One can sight Indian One-Horned Rhinos, Bison, Deer and Asiatic Elephants.

Second Half Drive to Darjeeling The queen of Hills..While driving towards Darjeeling checkout some destinations on the way that are popular in the tourism map of West Bengal like Chapramari Wildlife Forest,Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, Sevoke,Kalijhora etc.You will reach Darjeeling at evening.Overnight Stay.

evening.Overnight Stay.

Day 08: Darjeeling Local Sightseeing

At about 4:00 AM drive to Tiger Hills, Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop, War Memorial – Back to hotel for breakfast and next – Tenzing Rock, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Lebong Racecourse, Ropeway, Gorkha Stadium, Gorkha handicraft, Tibetans Refugee Center, Tea garden – lunch at a hotel or on the way – Japanese Peace Pagoda, Natural History Museum, Ava Art Gallery, Lal Kothi, rock garden and Ganga Maiya Park bare sightseeing spot and can be visited as per the days program – Sightseeing places are dynamically set depending upon the road condition and time factors – it is not possible to visit all the places but the important ones are covered for the satisfaction of guests – Evening free to roam around the any of the hundred nurseries or the Local market area – Overnight stay at Darjeeling

Day 09 : Darjeeling to Pelling via Namchi Chardham

Early morning take breakfast and drive to Namchi.Drive from Darjeeling to Namchi is for 03 hours.Visit The replicas of all four Dhams made on a Hill Top which also offers a magnificent view of the surrounding valleys known as Namchi Chardham. Across the hill you can also see a statue of Guru Padmasambhava (Samdruptse).Enroute visit Namchi Chardham,a Temple Complex spreads across 29 hectares of area on top of a hill known as the Solophok Hill in Namchi South Sikkim.This temple complex is also known as Siddheswar Dham.The main Shiva Temple is 108-ft in height and atop that sits the gigantic statue of Lord Shiva which is another 87-ft tall. It sits at the highest and most commanding position in Solophok hill while facing east.Apart from this giant statue of Lord Shiva,the Replicas of Twelve Jyotirlingas along with the Four Dhams; Badrinath, Jagannath, Dwarka and Rameshwaram are also installed in the complex.Visit Samdruptse Hill; the ‘Wish Fulfilling Hill’-2134 m (7000 ft).There is a giant statue of the Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche); the patron saint of Sikkim who has been showering its blessings since more than 1,200 years. It is a 45 m tall statue, overlooking the whole city, and is gilded with gold that glitters when the sunlight falls over it. The hill offers the vista of the magnificent Mt. Kangchenjunga amongst the richly forested hills under the blue painted sky. It is believed that the hill is a dormant volcano and only prayers can hold it from erupting, that is why the local monks offer their reverence and devotion to it.Reach Pelling by Evening.Overnight stay at a Hotel in Pelling.

Day 10 : Pelling Local sightseeing ( Half Day) & Gangtok Transfer

After breakfast at hotel – Drive for Full Day Sightseeing. The routes are forested and the botanical and zoological richness is inspiring. Places of visit are Rimbi Waterfalls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Khecheopalri Lake, it is one of the holy Buddhist lake and it is believed that any wish in front of the lake comes true – Myth is that when a leaf falls on the placid clear water surface, it is picked by a bird and thus the water surface is always free of leaves, Khecheopalri Monastery, Kanchenjunga Waterfalls, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse ruins, the scenic view from the top of the ruin of the mystic heights of Kanchendzonga ranges is something to be cherished.

Then transfer to Gangtok via Ravangla.Enroute visit Buddha Park,also known as Tathagata Tsal,which is situated near Rabong (Ravangla) in South Sikkim district.It features a 130-foot (40 m) high statue of the Buddha as its centerpiece.The site was chosen within the larger religious complex of the Rabong Gompa (Monastery),which is itself a centuries-old place of pilgrimage.it is surrounded by lush green gardens, peaceful surroundings, and it has an ample walkway for the visitors.From here, you can witness an uninterrupted view of the mountains and also the Cho Djo Lake. This site is of great spiritual importance and the ambience adds a divine experience to the visitors. Nearby the park, there are also meditation centre, museum, and the Buddhist conclave.Also nearby is Ralang Monastery, a key monastery in Tibetan Buddhism.Visit Temi Tea Garden.Transfer to Gangtok. Overnight stay at Hotel in Gangtok.

Day 11 : Excursion to Changu / Tsomgo Lake (Optional– Nathula Pass)

Early morning breakfast – Permit for this tour is made one day prior to visit.Visit to Tsomgo / Changu Lake and Baba Mandir.Tsomgo lake is one of the holy lakes of the region.There is a temple of Lord Shiva on the lakeside.Primula flowers and other alpine plantation in this region will please your eyes for sure.Till April it is full of snow and lay frozen.

(Nathu La Pass visit has to be arranged in the previous Night when Voters ID card will be asked for.Once if the Permit of the Nathu La Pass been booked then the amount is not refunded even though the trip gets cancelled. Nathula Pass supplement-INR 3000-5000 /Vehicle or INR 500-700/Head has to be paid on the spot as it is not included in the final costing) – Back to hotel for lunch or lunch on the way.The rest of the day is free.Evening one is free to stroll around M G Road or the Local Market.Overnight stay at Gangtok

Day 12 : Transfer to Lachen from Gangtok

Early morning breakfast.Drive 135 kilometres, 5/6 hours drive through a scenic route – Reach Lachen late afternoon / early evening – The snow capped peaks, the Shingba Wildlife Sanctuary, Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley, Thangu are the major attractions. It’s a valley surrounded by gigantic and humbling snow peaked 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. Evening free to stroll and visit the Lepcha Village.Overnight stay at Hotel in Lachen

Day 13 : Excursion to Gurudongmar Lake and Transfer to Lachung

Early morning breakfast – Visit to Gurudongmar Lake 55 kilometres, 2 ½ – 3 ½ hours drive – we will go through the high altitude valleys over 12,000 feet through which Lachen Chu flows.This valleys are generally covered with snow from December to April.Gurudongmar Lake 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 kilometres and two hours drive – Check into hotel at Lachung – Evening free to visit Lachung Monastery – Overnight stay at Hotel at Lachung.(Optional-Chopta Valley/Kalapatthar)

Day 14 : Sightseeing at Yumthang and Gangtok Transfer

Early morning breakfast – After breakfast drive towards Yumthang situated at an elevation of nearly 11800 feet – 26 kilometres and 1 ½ hours 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 Gangtok – 128 kilometres and is 5 – 6 hours drive – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) – Overnight stay at Gangtok.(Optional-Zero Point/Katao Pass)

Day 15 : Drop

Today after breakfast start the return journey towards Siliguri/NJP Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport with the Sweet Memories of your Darjeeling Sikkim and Bhutan Trip.


Package Cost

15 Days Darjeeling Sikkim Bhutan Tour Package Cost

Night Stay 14
Cost/Head

[INR]

Budget Standard Deluxe Super

Deluxe

3 Star

Deluxe 

 

Luxury Royal
02 pax 36200 39000 46000 55800 67000 81000 95000
04 pax 29200 32000 39000 48800 60000 74000 88000
06 pax 27200 30000 37000 46800 58000 72000 86000
08 Pax 25200 28000 35000 44800 56000 70000 84000
Extra Person 17640 19600 24500 31360 39200 49000 58800
Child[5-11] 10080 11200 14000 17920 22400 28000 33600

 

Surcharge & Discount

 

  • Peak Season Surcharge [1st May-15th June]-Surcharge upto 10% Extra
  • Festive Season[Durga Puja & Diwali]-This Price or Discount upto 10%
  • July-September & December-March-Discount upto 40%*

 

 


Accommodation

Hotel

Categories

Standard Deluxe

[2 Star]

Super Deluxe

[3 Star

Equivalent]

3 Star Luxury

Royal

Rent/Night in Rs 1500-2000 2100-3000 3100-4500 4600-6000 6100-8000 8100-12000
Gangtok Sai Residency Doma Residency Green Dale Residency Golden Crest Tashiling Residency Elgin Gangtok
Darjeeling HotelSandrup Marvel International Springburn Summit Grace/Montana Viceroy Elgin Darjeeling
Lachung Hill Queen Hotel Tashi Yankheel Himalayan Residency Royal Lachung Lachung Continental Yarlam Resort
Pelling Dragon Inn Sikkim Aurora Pelling Resort Hotel Golden Sunrise & Spa Magpie Chestnut Retreat Chumbi Mountain

 

Bhutan Hotels

Hotel Categories

Standard Deluxe

[2 Star]

Super Deluxe 

[3 Star Equivalent]

3 Star Deluxe Luxury

Royal

Rent/Night in Rs 1200-1799 1800-2499 2500-3499 3500-4499 4500-5999 6000-9999
Thimphu Welcome Home Bhutan Centennial Wangchuk Resort Khamsum Inn Bhutan Suites
Paro Peljorling Phendey Gakhil Sinchula Villa Taktsang Boutique Tashi Phuntshok 
Punakha Damchen Resort Zhingkham Resort Khuru Resort
Phuentsholing Central Hotel Anand/Barsana Orchid Tashi Namgay Grand Park Hotel Bhutan
Bumthang
****Above Hotels are Subject to the Availability of its Base Category Room at the Time of Booking.
****Otherwise Better Category Hotels based on Internet Reviews,Price Tags and Room Types will be given instead of these Hotels.

Package Includes :

Airport/Rail Station Transfers by Non AC Car.
02 Nights at Darjeeling
01 Night at Pelling
03 Nights at Gangtok
01 Night at Lachung
01 Night at Lachen
01 Night at Phuentsholing
01 Night Thimphu
01 Night at Punakha
02 Nights at Paro
01 Night at Dooars (Lataguri/Jaldapara)
14 Breakfast,02 Lunch & 14 Dinner Per Head
Full Day Darjeeling Sightseeings
Enroute Sightseeings at Namchi & Ravangla
Half Day Yumthang Valley Sightseeings
Excursion to Gurudongmar Lake
Jaldapara Jungle Safari by Jeep/Vehicle
Excursion to Drochula and Chelela Pass in Bhutan
Half Day Punakha Sightseeing
Excursion-Tiger Hill-Tsomgo Lake,Baba Harbhajan Singh War Memorial
Half Day Sightseeing Pelling
Gangtok Cable Car Ride to Tashiling (If Time Permits)
All Applicable Hotel Taxes,Car Rentals,Parking Charges,Driver Allowances.
For Luxury Vehicle-Rs 800/Day Extra (Innova/Xylo/Scorpio)
Dedicated Tour Coordinator for 24×7 Hours
[Optionals-Nathula Pass,Zero Point/Katao Pass,Mirik & Pashupati Market of Nepal]

Package Excludes :

Whatever Not Mentioned In The Above Inclusions,
Nathula Pass,***Rs 500/Head Extra
Tips, Porter-Age, Mineral Water, Room Heater,
Entry Fees at Sightseeing Points
Any Personal Expenses Incurred During Any Unfavorable Condition
Service Tax-3.09%


Terms & Conditions

  • Service Tax extra (as applicable)
  • Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal)
  • The package does not include guide services. These can be availed at an additional cost
  • Package rates are subject to change without prior notice
  • Meal plan: EP – Accommodation only, CP – Accommodation with breakfast, MAP – Accommodation with breakfast, lunch or dinner, AP – Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • The package cannot be combined with any other offer
  • Refund on cancellation depends upon concerned hotel’s cancellation policy
  • The above package is not valid during national holidays, festivals, long weekends and New Year
  • SetMyTrip -Promise India Tourism reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer at any time at its own discretion and without any prior notice
  • Please note, the names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you upon receipt of your acceptance. However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel .
  • Every guest must carry 04 passport size photograph along with their Photo-ID proof (i.e.Driving License, Passport, Voter-ID Card & School ID Card for children). Pan Card is not valid since it does not carry address.These documents are required to obtain the permit for Changu Lake/Baba Mandir in Gangtok. And the same is applicable to the permit for Lachung in North Sikkim.
  • On arrival in Gangtok (the capital of Sikkim) guest will be dropped at the local stand outside the main city where the local taxis will be arranged to transfer guests to their booked hotel. Traffic system in Gangtok is very strict compared to other cities to avoid unnecessary traffic jams on the road. Large vehicle (i.e. coach, Sumo) are not allowed to enter the city between 8 am to 6 pm therefore local taxis such as Maruti Van are used to tranship the guests to the hotel (only 04 people can accommodate in one van).
  • In Lachung & Pelling tourists will get only basic facilities in hotels and we recommend not to expect any luxury as both are very remote areas.
  • Transportation will not be provided for personal use like shopping, restaurant use etc. Vehicle will be provided as per itinerary for sightseeing and intercity transfers only.
  • Nathula Trip will be done in Shared Vehicle
  • It is mandatory for all guests to carry a valid Passport or Voter ID for travel to Bhutan. No other photo IDs are accepted. The passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of completion of travel. Hand written passports are not eligible as valid travel documents for travel to Bhutan.
  • Indian citizens do not need a visa to visit Bhutan.
  • This package is only valid for Indian nationals.
  • Service Tax shall be applicable over and above the package prices.
  • For queries regarding cancellations and refunds, please refer to our Cancellation Policy.
  • Disputes, if any, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Kolkata.

Note :

On tour Guests are requested to carry 4 photo copies (xerox) of any Photo ID proof (Except Pan Card) i.e. Passport / Driving Licence / Voter’s ID along with them. Also submit a copy of the same at the time of booking.
Children / Students are requested to carry 4 photo copy (xerox) of school or College Photo Identity card along with them. Also submit a copy of the same at the time of booking.
For Infants carry 2 passport size photographs.
Nathula Pass
For Nathula Pass Extra Permission is needed.Hence the Trip to Nathula will cost 500 Rs/Head extra.
Nathula Pass is closed on Monday and Tuesday and Friday.


Why Us?

Best Tour Plan,All Sight-seeings Included,24 Hour Assistance/Guide,Own Catering Service,
Own Leased Properties,Great Hospitality,Quality Meals Included,Own Tour Manager
Personalized Itinerary,Personal Car /Vehicles for Our own Groups
And All of these incurring No Hidden Cost.