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The Dragon Trail: Sikkim & Bhutan

Duration: 17 Days / 16 Nights

Destination Covered: Kolkata – Bagdogra – Darjeeling – Pemayangtse – Gangtok – Pheuntsoling – Thimphu –Punakha – Paro – Kolkata

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Overview

The Dragon Trail tour package is designed to let you explore Bhutan the landlocked country located in the eastern end of the Himalayas along with India. Starting from Kolkata the tour descends to Darjeeling, Pemayangtse, Gangtok, Pheuntsoling, Thimphu, Punakha and Paro. Enjoy boating on the quaint shikaras in the Sumendu Lake. Also enjoy excursion to Rumtek Monastery. Also visit attractions Tsomgo Lake, Himalayan Zoological Park, Deer Park and the Nathula Pass in Gangtok.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We customize holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could customize a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable International tour.

Trip Highlights
  • Visit the major tourist attractions of Kolkata including Town Hall, Botanical Garden, Howrah Bridge, Science city and the National library
  • Guided tour to major tourist attractions of Mirik covering Bokar Monastery, Debisthan, Tingling View Point, Orange Orchards and the Mirik Church
  • Sightseeing tour to major tourist attractions of Darjeeling including Lloyd Botanical Garden, Happy valley Tea Gardens, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the Observatory Hill
  • Explore the Pemayangtse monastery
  • Excursion to the major tourist attractions of Gangtok covering Tsomgo Lake, Himalayan Zoological Park, Deer Park and the Nathula Pass
  • Visit the Rumtek Monastery
  • Explore the major tourist attractions of Thimphu including Changangkha Lhakhang temple, National Memorial Chorten, Zangthoperi Lhakhang and Statue of Sakyamuni Buddha.
Itinerary Details
Day 1: Kolkata

After arriving at the Kolkata airport, meet our representative who’ll escort you to one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax in the cozy comfort of the hotel room. In the evening, attend Darshan at the Kalighat temple. Stay the night at the hotel.

Day 2: Kolkata

Begin the day with a city tour to Kolkata. The major tourist attractions of Kolkata include Town Hall, Botanical Garden, Howrah Bridge, Science city and the National library. Later in the day visit Victoria Memorial the most famous landmark of Kolkata. In the evening visit the Belur Math the place where Swami Vivekananda resided and died. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Kolkata – Bagdogra

Next morning after breakfast, transfer to Kolkata airport to board a flight to Bagdogra. On arrival at Bagdogra airport, meet our representative who will arrange a smooth transfer to the one of our listed hotels in Darjeeling. Rest and relax for the entire day in your hotel room. In the evening move out to explore the local market of Darjeeling. Retire for the night in the hotel.

Day 4: Darjeeling – Mirik – Darjeeling

On the following day enjoy a full day excursion to Mirik. On reaching Mirik, embark on a sightseeing tour. The major tourist attractions of Mirik are Bokar Monastery, Debisthan, Tingling View Point, Orange Orchards and the Mirik Church. Later in the day, visit Sumendu Lake. The lake is surrounded by a garden on one side and pine trees on the other. Enjoy boating on the quaint shikaras in the Sumendu Lake. In the evening return to the hotel in Darjeeling for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Darjeeling

On the following day start for Tiger Hills before dawn to witness the spectacular sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak. After witnessing the sunrise drive back to Darjeeling for a sightseeing tour. The major tourist attractions of Darjeeling include Lloyd Botanical Garden, Happy valley Tea Gardens, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the Observatory Hill. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6: Darjeeling – Pemayangtse

In the morning after breakfast, drive straight to Pemayangtse. On reaching Pemayangtse, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After straightening your backs for a while, move out to visit the Pemayangtse monastery. The three storied structure is studded with many frescoes and there are numerous paintings throughout the monastery. Later in the day also visit the Rabdentse Fort ruins and the Sangacholing Monastery. In the evening visit the Khecheopalri Lake. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Pemayangtse – Gangtok

Post breakfast, drive straight to Gangtok. Upon reaching Gangtok, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels in Gangtok. After resting for a while, move out to explore the major tourist attractions of Gangtok. The attractions scheduled for the day include Tsomgo Lake, Himalayan Zoological Park, Deer Park and the Nathula Pass. In the evening visit the Ganesh Tok temple, located at a distance of 7 Kms from Gangtok. Stay the night at the hotel.

Day 8: Gangtok – Rumtek – Gangtok

After breakfast, embark on an excursion to Rumtek Monastery. The monastery is located at a distance of 24 kms from Gangtok. Rumtek monastery houses the main shrine temple along with quarters of monks. The monastery plays host to several Tibetan festivals including Tse-Chu Chaam and Kagyat Dance. In the evening return to the hotel in Gangtok for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9: Gangtok

Early in the morning drive to Tashi viewpoint. Located at a distance of 4 Kms from Gangtok it was commissioned by Tashi Namgyal. The Tashi Viewpoint gives a perfect view of the opposite hills, besides mount Kanchenjunga. One can also visit the Labrang monastery on the opposite hill. In the afternoon enjoy an excursion to Phudong Monastery. The Phudong monastery has a residence of approximately 260 monks and features a large collection of some ancient murals.

Day 10: Gangtok – Pheuntsoling

In the morning after breakfast drive straight to Pheuntsoling. Upon reaching Pheuntsolling, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After taking some rest, move to explore the Karbandi Monastery. Later in the day visit the Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang. The Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang temple showcases eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche and paintings on Buddha's life. In the evening visit the Amo Chuu, the Crocodile Breeding Centre. After the visit return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 11: Pheuntsoling – Thimphu

After breakfast, drive to Thimphu through hair pin bends. Thimphu the largest city and capital of Bhutan is dotted with many tourist attractions. Upon reaching Thimphu, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax for the day in your hotel room. In the evening you may take a leisurely walk to explore Thimphu for its scenic beauty. Retire for the night in the hotel.

Day 12: Thimphu

Next morning after breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Thimphu. The major tourist attractions of Thimphu include Changangkha Lhakhang temple, National Memorial Chorten, Zangthoperi Lhakhang and Statue of Sakyamuni Buddha. Later in the day also visit the Dechencholing Palace and the Handicraft center. In the evening return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 13: Thimphu – Wangdi – Punakha

In the morning after breakfast drive to Punakha. En-route visit Wangdi. The Wangdi valley is situated at an altitude of 1,300 meters in the western Bhutan. The region is famous for its bamboo and stone artifacts. On reaching Wangdi visit the Wangdiphodrang Dzong. After the visit, resume drive to Punakha. On reaching Punakha, check-in at one of our listed hotels for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 14: Punakha – Paro

Next day after breakfast, set out to explore Punakha Dzong. After the visit, drive to Paro. On reaching
Paro, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening explore the nearby area of Paro. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.  

Day 15: Paro

Next morning after breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Paro. The major tourist attractions of Paro include Drgyel Dzong, Dungtsey Lhakhang, Taktsang and Rimpung Dzong Monastery. In the evening return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 16: Paro – Kolkata

In the morning after breakfast, transfer to Paro airport to board a flight to Kolkata. On reaching Kolkata, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax for the day in the cozy comfort of the hotel room. In the evening enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 17: Kolkata

In the morning after breakfast, transfer to Kolkata airport to board a flight for onward journey.



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