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Day - 1 : Gangtok Arrival
Our representative will be there to receive the Guest at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) - He will be assisting for the transfer to Gangtok - Gangtok the capital of Sikkim Suits all from tranquility to adventure, land of monastery, mystic rituals & festivals at an height of 1670 meters / 5480 feet and is the most visited spot of India. It is one of the most beautiful town with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids and butterflies - Nearly 135 kilometers 4 ½ - 5 hours drive - Check into hotel - Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center - Over Night stay at Gangtok.
Day - 2 : Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (Full Day)
Morning breakfast at hotel - Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir nearly 40 kilometers - The Lake is oval shaped lake nearly 50 feet deep - Generally covered in snow for most of the year the year - This lake is home to the Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds - Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all - Nathu La Pass to Republic of China is nearly 20 kilometers and is optional tour - Back to Gangtok - Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center - Over Night stay at Gangtok(Incase of Landslide or due to any other reasons if Tshangu Lake is closed then an alternate sightseeing will be provided).
Day - 3 : Transfer to Darjeeling and local sight seeing.
After breakfast Transfer to Darjeeling - Darjeeling is nearly 135 Kilometers 3 - 3 ½ hours - At an height of 2123 meters / 70001 feet lies the land of breathtaking beauty, sloping tea gardens with spectacular views of the Mount Everest - Popularly known as the Queen of the hills and is also known for the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR Of UNESCO heritage tag), Half Day city tour includes Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tensing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed), Peace Pagoda - Back to hotel - Evening free to stroll around the area - Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day - 4 : Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing(half day) and Transfer to Lataguri.
Early morning at around 3:45 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather) - On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop - On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop - Back to hotel for breakfast . After breakfast at hotel and then forwarding journey to Lataguri. As the Lataguri/Dooars road are not good, guest is advised to use hired cars - Nearly 110 kilometers - Drive of 3½ - 4 hours - Check into the resort and have lunch or one can have lunch outside rich tropical forests, innumerable hill streams cutting across the green carpet, undulating plains makes this a tourist hotspot -The fauna consist of Indian rhinoceros,gaur,Asian elephant, sloth bear, chital and Sambar deer- Lataguri - It ensures a pleasant climate round the year so it isn't a problem even if you've set your visit any time of the year - The entire eastern Himalayan region has six National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries and is famous among tourist for its Wild life and Tea tourism -You can also visit Nature Interpretation Center situated in Lataguri Village- Night halt at Lataguri Hotel / Resort.
Day - 5 : Lataguri Sight Seeing Transfer to Thimphu (via Phuenstholling After Immigration).
Early morning drive to Hollong for thrilling elephant safari is organized in the early morning from Hollong - It offers the exquisite beauty of the vast grassland of Jaldapara - One can sight Indian rhinos, bison, deer, and Asiatic elephants - Back to resort for breakfast - Next one has to drive 2 - 2 ½ hours to Gorumara National Park at Lataguri -Gorumara National park is believed to hold 50 species of mammals,300 species of birds, 20 species of reptiles and 30 species of amphibians-Gorumara National park has huge grasslands with deciduous forests- Lataguri - It ensures a pleasant climate round the year so it isn't a problem even if you've set your visit any time of the year -.Transfer to Thimphu. Over night stay at Thimphu.
Day - 6 : Thimpu sightseeing
After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha on the top of the Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon visit Sangaygang View Point, Changangkha Monastery, Taking Preserve Centre, The talking national animal of Bhutan can be seen here Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Overnight stay at Thimphu.
Day - 7 : Thimphu - Punakha / Wangdue Sightseeing
(Distance: 77 kms. / Driving Time: 3 hrs. / Altitude of Punakha: 1310 mts.) After breakfast drive to Punakha / Wangdue, On the way Stop at Dochu-La-Pass (3150 mts.). to view the higher Himalayas. Arrival at Punakha check in at hotel. After noon visit Punakha Dzong - built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. After that take a short excursion trip to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as 'The Temple of Fertility' was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, "The Devine Mad Man". Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay will be at Punakha / Wangdue.
Day - 8 : Punakha/Wangdue - Paro Sightseeing
(Distance: 140 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude of Paro: 2280 mts.) After breakfast drive to Paro (7,483 ft.). On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park - The park contains a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna and features a huge species of plants and animals including endangered species. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong - Meaning 'fortress of the heap of jewels'. The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.
Day - 9 : Paro Sightseeing
After breakfast visit Drukgyel Dzong. Also visit famous Taktsang Monastery - called 'Tiger's Nest' (2hrs hike from the base camp) & Kitchu Monastery. Overnight stay will be at Paro.
Day - 10 : Transfer from Paro to Phuentsholling
Early morning breakfast - Transfer from Paro to Jaigaon / Phuentsholling - A drive of nearly 180 kilometers, a drive of approximately 6 - 6 ½ hours - After breakfast transfer to Phuentsholing - On the way take a short stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Paro and Thimphu rivers with three different style of stupas adorn this confluence - Drive further through Chapcha and later take glimpse of famous Chukha Dam and the magnificent Vince waterfall before Gedu town - Arrive Phuenthsoling by evening and check into the hotel - Evening free to stroll around the area - Night stay at hotel in Phuentsholing.
Day - 11 : Departure
Early morning breakfast - Drive to Siliguri - After breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) - Nearly 170 kilometers 6 -6½ hours drive - Forwarding Journey.