13 Days North East with Bhutan Tour Itinerary
Your North East India with Bhutan tour starts with pick up from Bagdogra Airport / NJP Railway Station. Meet our tour representative and get assistance with transfer to Gangtok. On your arrival in Gangtok, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and relax. The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can spend time relaxing in the comforts of your hotel or exploring the town. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Start the day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Then proceed for a day trip to Tsomgo Lake. Also known as Changu Lake, this glacial lake is a popular tourist attraction in Sikkim. Enjoy the picturesque views, yak rides, posing in local attire, and savoring mouthwatering momos and snacks. Optional tour to Nathula Pass (Alt 14000 Ft.), situated near China Border, and the visit can also be arranged (Except Mon and Tue) for Indian Nationals only at an additional cost.
The next visit of the trip is the unique Baba Mandir. After sightseeing, get back to Gangtok. The evening is free for shopping activities. Also, take advantage of delectable delicacies, including momos and Tibetan dishes.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Once you have had breakfast, drive from Gangtok to Lachung. On the way, stop, and enjoy a few fantastic tourist attractions like Tashi Viewpoint, Kabi Longstok, Naga Waterfalls, Twin Waterfalls, and Bhim Nala Waterfalls. Arrive at Lachung by late afternoon /evening and check in at your pre-booked hotel. The rest of the day is free of plans; you can spend it at your leisure. Explore the town or enjoy the comfort of your hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Start the day with breakfast. Later, leave for a visit to Yumthang Valley, also known as the Valley of Flowers in Sikkim. On the day trip, also pay a visit to Hot Spring. Yumthang is a large valley in Sikkim, one of the most beautiful places in the North East. After your day trip, get back to Gangtok. On arrival in Gangtok by late evening, check in at the hotel.
Overnight stay in Gangtok.
Start the day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Later, get ready for a half-day Gangtok city tour. The first stop of the day tour is to admire the Banjhakri Falls. Later, visit the local Cottage Industry to learn about the local handicrafts and admire their skilled craftsmanship. Next, head to Dro-Dul Chorten Stupa, an ancient monastery, and the Institute of Tibetology to learn about the heritage of Tibetan Buddhists. Later, visit the Flower Show and the Handicraft Centre. In the afternoon, drive from Gangtok to Pelling. On arrival in Pelling, check in to the hotel. There are no further plans for the day. You can choose to stroll around the town or enjoy the comforts of your hotel at your leisure.
Overnight stay at Pelling.
After breakfast at the hotel, start the half-day Pelling sightseeing tour. Start with a visit to the Kanchenjunga waterfalls, an ethereal beauty fed by the melting water of the glaciers of Mount Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest peak in the world. Next, visit the sacred Khecheopalri Lake, believed to be one of the holiest Buddhist lakes in India and beautiful to admire. After a mouthwatering lunch, start with Pelling to Darjeeling Drive. On arrival in Darjeeling, check in at the hotel. There are no further plans for the day; you can enjoy the comforts of your hotel or stroll through the town.
Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Start the day early and leave for Darjeeling sightseeing, including the Tiger Hill sunrise view. Watching the sunrise over Mt Kanchenjunga and other high peaks of the Himalayas is just something else. After breakfast at the hotel, get back to sightseeing. Pay a visit to Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park. Next, visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday). Later, proceed to a visit to the Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop.
Pay a visit to the Japanese Temple dedicated to Lord Buddha. Next, visit the Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center to learn about Tibetan handicraft production. After sightseeing, in the afternoon, enjoy shopping on your own. Spend the evening at the Mall Road enjoying the pleasant breeze or savoring the delicious momos and other Tibetan dishes.
Overnight stay in Darjeeling.
Start the day with breakfast at the hotel, after which complete check-out formalities and get a drive from Darjeeling to Phuentsholing, a town on the border of the southern part of Bhutan. Enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery and the blissful weather throughout the road trip. On arrival in Phuentsholing, check in at your pre-booked hotel. The day is to be spent at leisure. You can be busy with activities of your interest, such as sightseeing, interacting with the locals, etc. Overnight stay in Phuentsholing.
After breakfast, get on the road to drive towards Thimphu. Complete the immigration formalities before getting to Thimphu. On arrival in Thimphu, check in at the hotel. In the evening, visit the Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). The Dzong is set on the banks of the Wang Chhu River and is a popular tourist attraction in Bhutan.
Overnight stay at Thimphu.
Start the day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Later, proceed with a sightseeing tour in Thimphu. The first stop of the day, visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue). Admire the National Memorial Chorten (Monument), a popular tourist site in Thimphu. Next, see The Folk Heritage Museum offers a glimpse of the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle, in addition to an impressive collection of artifacts from royal and rural households, etc.
In the afternoon, visit the Sangaygang View Point, where the entire view of Thimphu opens up. Next, pay a visit to Changangkha Monastery, a sacred Bhutanese temple bustling with pilgrims. A visit to the Takin Preserve Centre offers a meeting with the national animal of Bhutan. The last stop of the day tour is the Tashichho Dzong, Fortress of the Glorious Religion. The evening is free for shopping in local markets.
Overnight stay at Thimphu.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Paro. On the way to Paro, visit Tamchog Lhakhang. Also, pay a visit to the temple situated on a hilltop. Drive across an ancient-style bridge to reach the temple to offer your prayers. On arrival in Paro, check in at the hotel. Relax for a while, after which you leave for sightseeing. In the afternoon, visit the Ta Dzong, the National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangka, etc. Next, pay a visit to the Rinpung Dzong. In the local language, it means "fortress of the heap of jewels." Return to the hotel after a day of fun sightseeing and getting the best of the Paro Bhutan tourism. Overnight stay in the hotel of Paro.
Start the day with breakfast, after which you leave for sightseeing. Visit Drukgyel Dzong, a popular tourist site in Paro, formerly a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins. Also, visit the famous Taktsang Monastery, called "Tiger's Nest." Perched on the mountains, the sanctuary is a beautiful shrine of vibrant colors and fluttering prayer flags. Next, visit Kyichu Monastery, the oldest monastery in Bhutan and an important Himalayan Buddhist temple. There are no further plans for the day. In the evening, proceed to shop in the local market.
Overnight stay at Paro.
Today is the end of the North East with the Bhutan tour. Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Paro Airport to connect the flight for onward destinations with fond memories of Northeast India and Bhutan.