The Buddhism’s Trail Sikkim - Bhutan
Tour Duration: 15 Nights / 16 Days
Route Plan: Delhi - Darjeeling - Pemayangtse - Gangtok - Kalimpong - Phuntsholing - Thimpu - Punaka - Paro - Kolkata - Delhi
Price Quote: 4660 CAD*
Day 1 - Your East India Tour begins - Welcome to Delhi
Arrival Delhi IGI T-3 airport and you will be received by the team of office staff / tour Guide and transfer to hotel & check-in, In the afternoon go for City tour of Old and New Delhi visiting Jama Masjid, Rickshaw Ride, Gandhi Memorial, Qutb Minaar & return to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Day 2 - Delhi - Bagdogra - Darjeeling
Morning Transfer to airport for flight to Bagdogra Meeting, assistance on arrival & drive to Darjeeling Check in at hotel, The summer capital British People and Hill station for Indians visit.
Day 3 - Darjeeling
Early morning excursion to tiger hill to see sunrise & while coming back en route visit ghoom monastery. In the afternoon visit the beautiful sites of Darjeeling, Tea plantation and factory, Tibetan refugee camp, Also a toy train ride which now part of world Heritage.
Day 4 - Darjeeling - Pemayangtse
Drive to Pemayangtse on arrival check-in at hotel and Later visit to Lotus monastery and Tanga Choli Monastery.
Day 5 - Pemayangtse - Gangtok
Drive to Gangtok, Arrival Check-in at Hotel and in the afternoon visit gangtok, the orchid sanctuary, The Buddhist Temple, Government Institute of Cottage Industries.
Day 6 - Gangtok
In the morning visit Rumtek monastery, one of the biggest monasteries and in the afternoon visit Enche monastery.
Day 7 - Gangtok - Kalimpong
After breakfast drive from Gangtok to Kalimpong, a tranquil type of town and visit monastry and walk through this beautiful town and enjoy the local market.
Day 8 - Kalimpong - Phuntsholing
After breakfast drive to siliguri and then proceed further to bhutan passing through lush green tea gardens en route. on arrival in phuntsholing check-in to the hotel, thereafter visit zangtho pelri lhakhang, this small temple built in the centre of phuentsholing town represents the heaven of guru.
Day 9 - Phuntsholing - Thimpu
Drive to Thimphu and en route visit to kharbandi gompa, the beautiful monastery situated in garden of tropical plants and flowers. Plains of West Bengal and their tea gardens afar. Then proceed further to Thimphu The Capital of Mountain Kingdom of Bhutan, On arrival check in at Hotel. In the evening walk around the Thimpu main street. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 10 - Thimpu
After breakfast visit tashichho dzong 'the fortress of the auspicious religion', the finest in the thimpu valley and also visit the Painting School and the Traditonal Museum. In the afternoon, visit the National Memorial Chorten and then visit zulekha nunnery.
Day 11 - Thimpu - Punakha
After early breakfast, drive to dochu-la pass and continue drive to Punakha, checking at hotel and thereafter visit to Unakha Dozng and also visit the fortress dzong of wangduephodrang.
Day 12 - Punaka - Paro
After breakfast drive to Paro, On arrival check in at Hotel, thereafter visit to ta dzong, the national museum of bhutan. then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung dzong.
Day 13 - Paro
After breakfast drive up the valley to view the ruins of Drukgyel dzong, Visit en route Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the kingdom.
Day 14 - Paro - Kolkata
After breakfast drive to Paro Airport to connect flight to Kolkatta. Upon arrival in kolkatta, transfer to Hotel, Kolkatta formerly known as Calcatta. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 15 - Kolkata
In the morning, enjoy the visit of Kolkata - Eden Gardens, Dalhousie Square, the new secretariat, high court, Legislative Assembly, Jain Temple, Chowringhee Museum, Victoria Memorial, In the afternoon visit to Mother Teresa ashram/missionaries of charity.
Day 16 - Kolkata - Delhi
In the morning, after breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Delhi and thereafter transfer to International Airport for flight to onward destination.