Bhutan Sikkim & Darjeeling Trip

Tour ID

BTP-23

Destination

Bhutan

TOUR TYPE

Bhutan Family Tour

Duration

15 Nights/16 Days

Tour Overview

Places Covered : BHUTAN, DOOARS, GANGTOK, LACHUNG, YUMTHANG VALLEY, LACHEN, GURUDONGMAR LAKE, PELLING, DARJEELING.

Thimphu (Bhutan) 02N - Phuentsholing / Jaigaon 02N - Paro 01N - Jaldapara (Dooars) 01N - Gangtok 03N Lachung 01N - Lachen 01N - Pelling 02N - Darjeeling 02N


Daywise Tour Itinerary

Day 1 :PICK UP FROM NEW JALPAIGURI RAILWAY STATION (NJP) - PHUENTSHOLING

Transfer to Phuentsholing - It is approximately 165 kilometres and 4 hours drive - Processing of Tourist Permit at Phuentsholing, overnight Stay in Jaigaon.

Day 2 :TRANSFER TO THIMPHU

After Breakfast: Transfer to Thimphu - It is approximately 6 hours drive from Phuentsholing – Not only the capital but Thimphu is also the largest city of Bhutan  - It has a population of 104,200 - On Road Water Falls & Natural Sightseeing, Chukha Dam (Top View) En-route - Check-In at Hotel - Evening free to stroll around the local market. Over Night Stay at Thimphu.

Day 3 :THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING

After Breakfast: Go for Major Sightseeing Covering 1) Buddha Point,  2) BBS Tower,  3) TashicchhoeDzong, 4) The Memorial Chorten, 5) National Library, 6) The Institute of Traditional Medicine, 7) Centenary Farmer Market, 8) Changlimithang Stadium, 9)School of Arts & Crafts, 10)Handicraft Institute, 11) Zangthopelri Lhakhang, 12)Motithang Takin Reserve (Takin Zoo), 13) SemtokhaDzong. Over Night Stay at Thimphu.

Day 4 :TRANSFER TO PARO

A Destination of Scenic Beauty & the Only International Airport in Bhutan having a population of 39,800 distancing approximately 65 km and 1.5hours from Thimphu, overnight Stay in Paro.

Day 5 :PARO SIGHTSEEING

After Breakfast: Paro is a town and seat of Paro District in the Paro Valley of Bhutan - Sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area - The Paro Valley is wide and verdant and is beautiful - The sightseeing starts with visit 1) DrukgyalDzong, 2) View of Taktsang Monastery, 3) Kichulanka Monastery, 4) Ta Dzong, 5) Paro RinpungDzong (Museum), 6) Nya-meyZam, 7)DungtseLhankhang, 8) DrukChoeding, overnight Stay in Paro.

Day 6 :JALDAPARA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

After early breakfast embark for Jaldapara wildlife sanctuary (8 hours), overnight stay in Madarihat, and Jaldapara wildlife area in Dooars in the Indian Eastern part of State of West Bengal.

Day 7 :JALDAPARA - GANGTOK.

Today proceed for Gangtok (5500ft. /149 km. /4.5 hours), the capital city of Indian state of Sikkim (Sikkim is the 23rd.state of India). Sikkim is one the most beautiful state in India located in Eastern Himalaya and surrounded by High Mountain and deep valleys in between the Tibet in the north, Royal Bhutan in the East and Nepal in West. On arrival at Gangtok check in at your hotel, overnight stay.

Day 8 :GANGTOK – LACHUNG.

After breakfast departure for Lachung (8610 ft./135km/6 hours), it has been described as the ‘most picturesque village of Sikkim’ by Joseph Dalton in his ‘Himalayan Journal’ (1855), situated in North Sikkim. Lachung is a exquisite valley town resplendent in its crown of snow capped mountain, breathtaking waterfalls and sparkling streams. Arrival at Lachung checks in at hotel. Overnight halt.

Day 9 :LACHUNG – YUMTHANG - LACHEN

After early breakfast drive up for Yumthang valley (11,800 ft. /24 km / 2 hours) excursion tour. Yumthang, where the tree line ends and the rhododendron groves cover the landscape in a surreal shade. Yumthang also called the valley of flowers as in spring wild alpine flowers carpet the land. Yumthang is also known for its hot spring, which have healing medicinal properties .Back to Lachung and Departure for Lachen (9,500 ft/135 km/6 hours).On arrival check in at hotel .Over night halt.

Day 10 :LACHEN - GURUDONGMAR LAKE - GANGTOK

Just start to drive up for an unforgettable excursion tour to Gurudongmar Lake (17,200 ft. /56 kms.)-a sacred lake, the waters are believed to possess the miraculous powers of granting issues to barren couples. The lake freezes during the winter except at one spot believed to be specially blessed by Guru Rimpoche. Back to lachen and drive down to Gangtok.

 

Day 11 :TSOMGO LAKE & BABA MANDIR TOUR

Today after breakfast drive up for a memorable excursion tour to Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft. /39 km), this is one of the highest altitude Himalayan Lake. Most beautiful this oval shape lake almost 1 km long with its average depth 50 ft and situated in east Sikkim Himalaya.  Again drive up for Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial – Baba Mandir (13,000 ft/15 km/30 minute). Back to Gangtok and evening free for M.G Marg. the popular shopping area in Gangtok, overnight stay in Gangtok.

Day 12 :GANGTOK - PELLING

Today proceed for peeling (7,000ft. /124 km. /6 hours), the land lies with Mt. Khnagchendzonga and also known as the Hallmark land of eastern Himalayan state in India. On arrival at Pelling check in at your hotel, overnight stay at Pelling.

Day 13 :PELLING SIGHTSEEING TOUR

Full day Excursion trip to Pemayangtse Monastery, built in 17th. Century, it is one of the oldest and most important monasteries of the Nyingmapa order of Buddhism in Sikkim also visit  Khecheopalri Lake &Shingshore Suspension Bridge is worth seeing – length & gorge height is 680 ft. It is the second highest bridge in Asia. This area also has its. Also Visit Kanchendzonga waterfalls, overnight stay in Pelling.

Day 14 :PELLING – DARJEELING TRANSFER

Today proceed for Darjeeling (7,200 ft. / 95 km / 4 hours), The Queen of Hill’s. Arrivals at Darjeeling check in at your hotel. Evening free for walk in the Mall, where you will get curio and handicraft shop Overnight halt.

Day 15 :TIGER HILL (SUNRISE VIEW) TOUR

Early morning get ready for an exciting excursion tour to Tiger Hill (8,500 ft), the famous sunrise point in eastern Himalaya and get the breathtaking view of the changing colour reflection over the Mt. Khnagchendzonga peak and en route back to hotel visit Batasia Loop, this is a war memorial also visit Ghoom Monastery, one of the oldest monastery.

Darjeeling Sightseeing Tour

After short refreshment proceed for Himalayan Mountneening Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (closed on Thursday), Tenzing rock, Tibetan refugee self- help centre (closed on Sunday), Happy valley tea garden, Japanese temple & Peace pagoda. Back to hotel and Evening free to join in a delighted cultural evening at Darjeeling Night angle Park, where the different traditional folk dance present by local people, overnight halt.

Day 16 :DARJEELING – BAGDOGRA AIRPORT / NEW JALPAIGURI RAIL STATION.

Today with many wonderful memories drive down to Bagdogra airport / New Jalpaiguri Rly. Station (124 km/ 4 hours) for Delhi or Onward Destination.


Tour Price

TOUR PRICE ON PER HEAD BASIS AS PER GROUP SIZE (For Indian citizens only)

Minimum No. of PAX

Classic on C.P

Super Delux on C.P

Delux on C.P

Standard on C.P

2

3,11,900.00

2,12,220.00

1,57,250.00

1,28,600.00

4

5,27,700.00

3,28,320.00

2,39,060.00

1,81,740.00

6

7,43,470.00

4,44,410.00

3,25,040.00

2,39,060.00

8

10,55,400.00

6,56,640.00

4,06,840.00

2,92,200.00

Extra Adult

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Child withBed

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Inclusions

  • Accommodation is on twin sharing basis
  • Meals : breakfast at all places
  • Transfers from one place to another
  • Sightseeing in private cars
  • Vehicle will be provided based on the itinerary
  • All current taxes such as hotel taxes and transportation taxes

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees at the monuments/ temples
  • Meals not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal Expenses / Purchase of things
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Any increase in the govt. taxes and state taxes
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.

Booking & Cancellation Policy

Your contract is with Bhutan Packages. A contract exists between us when we have confirmed you on our tour / hotel booking / or any other travel related services of your choice and we have received your booking request and deposits. All correspondence/s in respect of Tours / Travel Service bookings should be addressed to Bhutan Packages.

Payments

For the services contracted, 40 % advance payment should be made to hold the booking on a confirmed basis and the balance amount should be paid before commencement of your tour. We hold the right to decide upon the amount to be paid as an advance payment, based on the nature of services and the time left for the commencement of the services.

Payment Options

Payment can be made by Bank Transfer, Cash payment to our office or by Demand Draft / Cheque. All payments should be free and clear of any withholding tax and deduction. Bank charges, if any, for remittance (by remitting bank or by intermediary bank) would be strictly borne by payer.

Rights to amend the itinerary if required

Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.

Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure

In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:

Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.

In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.

Refund

In regard to refund of unused / unutilized services (which are paid for and cancelled in advance) the refund amount would be worked out on the basis of cancellation policy as described above and the money would be accordingly refunded to the person who has made the payment to us. Please note that the refund process may take 2 – 4 weeks due to banking procedures. If the refund is made to the credit card account OR to Bank account, the bank charges would be debited from the refund amount.

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