Bhutan – India – Nepal tour : Himalaya Tour
15 Days / 14 Nights
Vibrant culture, fascinating history and impressive architecture, stunning views of the Himalaya and exciting drive, this Himalaya tour to the famous landmarks of Bhutan ,India and Nepal will be an life time experience for you.
This Himalaya tour is a fascinating Himalayan cultural journey that will take you from the Last Shangrila –Bhutan to the plains of amazing India and to the land of wisdom- Nepal, where you will experience great contrasts along the way.
We will fly to the Land of Thunder Dragon – Bhutan famously known as the Land of Gross national Happiness. After landing in Paro we will explore Bhutan in depth.
In India, you discover the amazing India by exploring queen of hills Darjeeling admiring the sunrise over Mt. Kanchana junga and Sikkim visiting turquoise lake.
In Nepal, we will explore the Kathmandu city as the first hand Nepal experience and we will also visit the birth place of Lord Buddha – Lumbini. This amazing journey of a life time will give you an incredible life changing experience. An enlightening exploration of wonderful cultures and nature is something you will cherish forever.
Day 1 : Arrive To Bhutan – Thimphu
Enjoy the spectacular flight of the Himalayan range and land in Paro, Bhutan. Upon arrival, be greeted by your local guide and drive to the capital city, Thimphu. Explore the fortress and tallest Buddha statue. Overnight in hotel.
Day 2 : Drive to Punakha valley
On your way to Phunakha, stop at the famous Dochula Pass for a coffee break and admire the grand 108 stupas. Take in the enchanting views of Mt. Himalaya. Punakha is a warm and beautiful valley with imposing Punakha Dzong, which is armed by the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers and houses rich Buddhist collections. Overnight in hotel.
Day 3 : Drive to Paro and Paro Valley exploration
Drive to Paro and explore the local villages and countryside. Then visit the National Museum that houses abundant culture relics and proceed to Paro Dzong, perhaps the finest example of Bhutanese architecture, used as the administrative centre and school for monks. Overnight in hotel.
Day 4 : Excursion to Haa
Drive to Nomad Valley in Haa to explore the life of rural Bhutan. Overnight in hotel.
Day 5 : Hike to Tiger nest
Hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), the most sacred monastery in Bhutan which is built on a steep cliff. This hike will offer you enchanting views of the Paro valley. Overnight in hotel.
Day 6 : Drive to Phuntsholing
Trip ends in Phuntsholing, a border town in Southern Bhutan. Overnight in hotel.
Day 7 : Transfer to Darjeeling Queen of Hills
After breakfast, drive towards Queen of Hills, Darjeeling. Situated at an altitude of 2590 meters (8482 ft.) and 13 kilometers from the town, this spot has earned international fame for the magnificent view of the sunrise over the “Kanchanjunga” and the great eastern Himalayan Mountains. Even Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, is visible from here. Overnight In Hotel.
Day 8 : Darjeeling exploration
Full day sightseeing: Early morning tour to Tiger Hills to view the sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak. On way back, visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. We will also visit Padmajan Zoological Park, the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tibetan Refugee Self-help Center and Local Market (City Life). Overnight in hotel.
Day 9 : Darjeeling – Gangtok
After breakfast drive to Gangtok. We will make a stop at Pemayangtse Monastery. On reaching Sikkim, we will visit Rumtek Monastery. Full board. Overnight in hotel.
Day 10 : Gangtok exploration
Full day excursion to Tshangu Lake. Return to Gangtok. Overnight in hotel.
Day 11 : Sikkim – Nepal
Today, you will drive to Bagdora to catch your flight to Kathmandu. Your tour in India ends here.
Day 12 : Kathmandu exploration
Your tour in Kathmandu will take you to Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, the Monkey Temple of Swayambhunath and Patan Durbar Square. Overnight in hotel.
P.S: Option for a scenic flight for views of Mount Everest is also available.
Day 13 : Drive to Lumbney
Visit Lord Buddha’s place of birth, and other holy sites. Overnight in hotel.
Day 14 : Drive Back to Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu with plenty of photo opportunities on the way. Overnight in hotel.
Day 15 : Depart to onward destination