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Master of the thunder dragon bhutan, sikkim & darjeeling

Day 1 Arrive Delhi
The colour and romance of India greets you as you disembark from your Jet in Delhi - India's splendid capital. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

02 Delhi
Full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi.
An aura of history is everywhere in Old Delhi. Red Fort with its majestic ramparts and Jama Masjid one of the Asia's Largest mosques from the hub. You will also make a stop at Rajghat - Mahatma Gandhi's cremation point.

New Delhi is well planned with wide tree lined avenues, fountains and parks. Colonial architecture dominates his part of the city, you will drive along the ceremonial avenues of Rajpath and view the splendid Presidential Palace, the circular Parliament House and impressive diplomatic enclave. Emperor Hummayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar complex, dating back to the 12th century.
Overnight at Hotel.

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03 Delhi / Paro
Morning transfer to International airport to board flight for Paro.
Depart Delhi by KB 108 at 1140 hrs
Arrive Paro at 1545 hrs
The flight into Himalayas from Kathmandu onwards reveals the breathtaking views of the great peaks, taking you right Dragon Kingdom, Cloud scrapping air strip at Paro altitude (7000 ft.).
Our Bhutanese escort will greet you on arrival and will escort you to the hotel in Paro.

04 Paro / Thimpu
The day begins with a drive through the Paro valley to see Drukgyel Dzong. enroute you see 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest monasteries in the Kingdom. from nearby, you can also get a view of one of the most reverend pilgrimage site of Buddhist world, the Taktsang (tiger's Nest) Lhakhang perched precariously on a sheer rock face. (visit closed to tourist) The Drukgyel Dzong is a historical ruin from where Bhutanese replied the Tibetan invaders. You will visit afternoon, you will take the unique two hour drive to Thimpu - the capital of Bhutan.

05 Thimpu
Breakfast at hotel.
This morning you visit the National library, the school of Thang paintings and traditional Medicine institute. Then visit handicrafts emporium to see the exquisite artistry on traditional crafts and textile and take a little stroll through the streets for shopping. After lunch visit the memorial Chorten to his late majesty
Overnight at hotel.

06 Thimpu/ Wangdi Phodrang
Breakfast at hotel.
A three hour drive over spectacular Dochula Pass (3100mts) will bring you to Punakha Dzong, once seat of old capital of Bhutan and winter residence of Je Khenpo (head Abbot). After lunch a short journey (40 minutes) brings you to Wangdiphordrang Dzong on a hill over the junction of Puna Tsangchu and the Drangchu. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight hotel

07 Wangdi Phordrang / Phuntsholing
Breakfast at hotel. 5-6 hrs drive to Phuntsholing the border town, drive through some of the most beautiful terraced fields of Bhutan. The journey cuts across terrace climbing from 500 mts to 2400 mts in the middle Himalayas. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

08 Phuntsholing/ Kalimpong
Today you will be transferred to Kalimpong which is a small Buddhist town in the state of West Bengal. It is 6-7 hours between Phuntsholing and Kalimpong. Afternoon visit Kalimpong town and monastery nearby.
Overnight at hotel.
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09 Kalimpong/ Gangtok
After breakfast mountain drive through Teesta Valley to Gangtok (5000 ft above sea level) the capital city of erstwhile princely state of Sikkim. This tiny town at first glimpse, looks like something out of a fairy tale with houses which seem precariously balanced on the slopes of the step mountain hills. On arrival check in at hotel.

10 At Gangtok
Breakfast at hotel. Morning city sightseeing visiting the Enchey Monastery, The Residency for an excellent view of the mountains, the white Memorial hall, Tibetology Institute and Deer park.

Afternoon take a trip across the valley to visit the famous RUMTEK monastery built by the 4th Chogyal -was damaged in a earthquake and was rebuilt. The 16th Gyalwa H.H. Karmapa after he escaped from Tibet, settled and lived in this monastery till completion of the Dharma Chakra centre nearby. Return to Gangtok for overnight stay.

11 Gangtok / Pemayangtse
6-7 hours drive to Pemayangtse with a stop at Singtam a small town where you have a chance to look for orchids. On the last leg of the journey a steep drive brings you to Pemayangtse. You can have fantastic views of the surrounding valleys. On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit monastery nearby. Overnight at hotel

12 Pemayangstse / Darjeeling
After breakfast leave for another breathtaking journey to Darjeeling the famous hill station (5700 ft.) The population of Darjeeling mainly comprise of Nepali, Lepcha, Tibetan and Bhutia.
On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Early morning drive to Tiger Hill to see Sunrise over Mount Kanchenjunga. On return visit Ghoom Monastery built in 1875 housing a huge statue of Lord Buddha. Morning free.

Afternoon city tour visiting the most beautiful Hill station in the Eastern India, which has the highest race course in the world, the Lablong village, the mountaineering institute and house of Tenzin Norgay the first Everest Hero. Overnight at hotel.

In time transfer to airport, a lovely 3-4 hrs drive to board flight for Delhi. Depart Bagdogra & arrive Delhi

Your Bhutan/India experience comes to an end as you are transferred to International airport to board your homeward bound flight.

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