The Land of the Thunder Dragon
DAY 1: ARRIVE KOLKATA
International flights from London to Delhi. On arrival transfer
to Kolkata and stay at The Oberoi Grand Hotel.
DAY 2: KOLKATA - PARO
Morning transfer to the airport to board Druk Air flight to
Paro. On arrival transfer to the luxurious Uma Paro by COMO
DAY 3: PARO
Day to walk to Rinpung Dzong, Zurig Dzong and Ta Dzong, traverse
over rivers, through the pine forests and picnic at picturesque
monasteries. Easy to moderate walk.
DAY 4: PARO
Drive to Drukgyul Dzong, close to the Tibetan border. The route
is inspiring, and the site of the Dzong is magnificent. Return to a
peaceful orchard for a picnic lunch directly opposite Taktsang
Monastery (The Tiger's Nest). After lunch climb to the viewpoint,
descend steeply, then climb up to the monastery, passing waterfalls
along the way. Visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most
sacred temples of the Kingdom, where one can see the beginnings of
Buddhism in Bhutan. Duration: 7 - 8 hours moderate to difficult
DAY 5: PARO - PUNAKHA
After breakfast, drive to Punakha across Dochula Pass (10,500
feet) to witness the most enchanting views of Bhutan. Tour Punakha
and visit the local market. Overnight at Uma Punakha by Como
DAY 6: PUNAKHA - WANGDUEPHO - DRANG -
After breakfast, transfer to the pretty Bhutanese town of
Wangduephodrang. After lunch drive to the charming colourful city
of Thimphu and check in at the Taj Tashi Hotel.
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DAY 7: THIMPHU
Explore this colourful city on a full day tour, visiting the
various museums, textiles and arts centers. Evening visit
Tashichhodzong situated on the banks of Wang Chu home of the
National Assembly and popular summer retreat.
DAY 8: THIMPHU - PHUNTSHOLING
After breakfast take a scenic drive to Phuntsholing, en route
visiting Simtokha Dzong the oldest fortress of the Kingod 1627.
Just before arriving at Phuntsholing, visit the temple Kharbandi
Gompa. Overnight at Lhaki Hotel.
DAY 9: PHUNTSHOLING - DARJEELING
Morning drive to Darjeeling crossing the Coronation Bridge,
where the Teesta Riveris at its confluence with the Rangeet River.
It was built to commemorate the coronation of Queen Victoria. On
arrival in Darjeeling, check-in at Glenburn Tea Estate.
DAY 10: DARJEELING
Witness the sunrise on the mighty peaks of Mount Everest and
Kanchenjunga. Morning half-day city tour of the sparkling hill
resort of Eastern India.
DAY 11: DARJEELING
Spend the day learning all about tea, visiting tea plantations,
a private tour of a tea factor yand enjoy a tea tasting. The
afternoon is at leisure.
DAY 12: DARJEELING - BAGDOGRA -DELHI
Morning transfer to Bagdogra Airport to board a flight to Delhi.
On arrival transfer and check-in to The JW Marriott's Aerocity
DAY 13: DEPART DELHI
Early morning transfer for onward destination.