The Nepal Bhutan Darjeeling Tour merges the amazing tour to three different countries-Nepal, India and Bhutan. Taking you all around centuries old palaces, temples, monasteries and different wonderful spot which bestows perfect natural settings, the tour will completely captivate you. It is thrilling and perfect for vacations. The ever-mesmerizing landscapes and the cultures and customs of the people living all around the place, isolated in remote villages and small settlements that are encompassed with wonderful natural sceneries and winsome quintessence of nature present a breath-taking travel moment that is unforgettable. The destinations that are present throughout your travel trails hold a significant importance in the aspects of history, art and architecture. You would be coming across many fine opulent palaces and ornately decorated temples and monasteries that present a closer look at the customs, traditions and cultures of the people and their history. It is an enlightening experience and presents you with a humbling manifestation.
Nepal Bhutan Darjeeling Tour begins travelling around Kathmandu, especially with the destinations of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the holy Pashupatinath Temple, the Bouddhanath Stupa, and the Swayambhunath Stupa. Then, we will fly to Bhadrapur to explore around Darjeeling. In Darjeeling, we will get to witness sunrise view from Tiger Hill (2,585m), visit the Ghoom monastery, Tibetan Refugee Centre, and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. The acreage of Darjeeling is brimming with lush green verdant trees and emerald foliages that make for a picturesque epitome of natural beauty.
Nepal Bhutan Darjeeling Tours also lets you explore Gangtok, where you will visit the Rumtek Monastery, Institute of Tibetology, the Enchey Monastery and a Cottage Industry. In Gangtok, you will get an opportunity to visit the beautiful Tsomgo Lake, one of the holy lakes of the land and visit the small temple near the lakeside which is devoted to Lord Shiva.
We will also go for sightseeing tour around Thimpu to continue the Nepal Bhutan Darjeeling Tours, where we will visit the Thimpu Chorten, the Changangkha Monastery and the Nunnery temple. Driving to Punakha presents an astonishing view of the Himalayas and passing through the rhododendron, hemlock and fir jungles are one of the unforgettable parts of the tour. Hiking to the well-known Taktsang Monastery, also well-known as Tiger’s Nest, is also the highlight of the tour.
Escape Himalaya presents the Nepal Bhutan Darjeeling Tours that lets you admire Nepal’s ancient stupas and temples of Kathmandu valley, enjoy the glory of the Himalayan Ranges between Nepal and Bhutan and get captivated by the charming sets of Bhutan and Darjeeling. Escape Himalaya provides an excellent rendering of services to its customers and we make sure that our customers are getting the optimal context on their tours. The Nepal Bhutan Darjeeling Tour package is designed carefully, keeping the satisfaction of our customers in mind, and at the same time, the package also incorporates all of the beautiful natural and cultural quintessence of the destination in a relative amount of time. Come join us in this ravishing adventure where you can experience aesthetically pleasing magnificence of the mountains, alluring natural winsomeness of the cities and have a closer look at the culture, lifestyle and traditions of the people in the Nepal Bhutan Darjeeling Tour Package. We also have alternate packages for tours around Bhutan, like our Glimpse Tour Bhutan that lets you explore the terrains travelling from Bhutan to various destinations and settings around the city. You can also opt for a customizable itinerary to suit your convenience as well, should you require it. So come join us in this amazing adventure where you will get insight at the exotic cordialities of Bhutan!
- All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
- Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu including all entry fee, tour guide and private transport
- Flight from Kathmandu - Bhadrapur including departure tax
- Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel In Darjeeling
- Three night’s accommodation with breakfast at hotel in Gangtok
- All transfers, sightseeing & excursions by private vehicles
- Meeting and assistance on arrival and departure
- Accompanying English speaking guide from arrival in till departure
- Toy train ride in Darjeeling
- Restriction area permit in India parts
- Five nights 6 days Bhutan cultural tours including: Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) Government approved hotels, all sightseeing tours, entrance fees, tour guides etc.
- Druk air fare from Paro to Kathmandu
- All government Taxes and service charges
- Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary”
- International flights
- Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee
- Indian visa fee
- Personal shopping, internet/Phone bill, and laundry
- Pony service and porters
- Tips for tour guide and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory
Day 01 at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
As you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted by one of Escape Himalaya’s representatives. You will then be driven to your hotel where you can check in and relax as you have nothing else planned for the day. The representative will also explain the program further to you. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
On this day, you will get to travel around sites enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage list. You will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, where we will discern several temples with unique arts. Visiting the Pashupatinath Temple, the chief temple of Hindus dedicated to Lord Shiva; the Bouddhanath Stupa, the largest stupa on Earth and the Swayambhunath Stupa, lying at hillock, also named as the Monkey Temple are all sure to appeal with their artistic integrities and past wonders and rich history. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 Fly to Bhadrapur and transfer to Darjeeling (150 km), Duration: 5 hrs
We will fly to Bhadrapur on this day in the morning. A representative from Escape Himalaya will receive you from Nepal Border and help you drive to Darjeeling. Darjeeling, lying 2134m high, bestows the grand Himalayan peak views. Due to the perfect climate of Darjeeling, it is popular for tea plantations and gains its name as 'Champagne of the East'. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04 Sight-seeing Tour around Darjeeling
This is your second day in Darjeeling and you will enjoy exploring around. You will start the tour early in the morning to witness sunrise view from Tiger Hill situated at 2,585m height and the peak views, especially the Kanchenjunga Range is captivating to look at. Then, you will visit the Ghoom monastery built by Lama Sherab Gyatsho in 17th century. Here, you will notice the splendid figure of “the future Buddha” named as Maitreya. We will also make a trip to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute which encourage mountain climbing as a planned sport in India; the Tibetan Refugee Centre, rehabilitation centre in the hill region for the Tibetan refugees; and the Zoological Park on this day. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05 Darjeeling - Gangtok (98 km), Duration: 4 hours
From Darjeeling, we will drive to Gangtok which takes around 4 hours. Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, fuses the past and present glory together splendidly. It embraces several stupas and monasteries and has lots to offer for visitors. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06 Sight-seeing Tour around Gangtok
Exploring Gangtok is another highlight of Nepal Bhutan Darjeeling Tours. We will visit the Rumtek Monastery set around 24 km from Gangtok which has traditional designs in its architecture. We will also make a trip to the Enchey Monastery built on the mark blessed by the holy person- Lama Druptab Karpa which is 200 years old. Visiting the Institute of Tibetology and Cottage Industry is another marvelous part of the tour which will let you know about the Buddhist philosophy and observe rare ‘Thanka’ paintings, statues and more than 200 Buddhist images. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07 Gangtok – Excursion to Tsomgo Lake, Duration: 2 & ½ hrs
Leaving Gangtok, we will have an excursion to Tsomgo Lake which is one of the holy lakes for the people of Sikkim and is located approximately 400 km from Lhasa and 20 km away from the popular Nathula Pass (4310m) which connects China's Tibet Region with Sikkim. We will also visit the small temple built on the lakeside which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Tsomgo Lake, which is approximately 50 ft. deep, bestows a perfect exquisiteness. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08 Gangtok – Phuntsholing (227 km), Duration: 6 hrs then enter Bhutan
From Gangtok, we will move across the Coronation Bridge and reach the border of Phuntsholing. In Phuntsholing, Escape Himalaya’s representative will assist you to finish entry formalities and then we will enter Bhutan. Phuentsholing is located at the foot of the Himalayas and shows up fusions of Bhutanese and Indian culture. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09 Phuentsholing - Thimphu
On this day, we will have a long yet beautiful journey to Thimpu since you will get to see a number of cascades on the way. At Chhuzom (which means union), you will notice Thimpu and Paro rivers uniting. Driving for some time, you will reach the capital city of Bhutan- Thimpu. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10 Thimphu - Punakha
We will have a sightseeing tour around Thimpu. We will make a trip to the Memorial Chorten which is also named as the Thimpu Chorten located in Doeboom Lama. Likewise, we will visit the Changangkha Monastery set on an edge on top of central Thimpu, founded in the 12th century; and visit the Nunnery temple, a Buddhist monastery situated in Zilukha. We will also visit the traditional paper factory, glorious Tashichhodzong and the massive Buddha sculpture, which is considered the biggest Buddha statue in the world. Then, we will experience a lovely drive to Punakha which bestows amazing views of the Himalayas. We will also drive through the rhododendron, hemlock and fir jungles. You will get there at Punakha after driving through the shores of the Punakha River and going across rice field. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11 Punakha - Paro
On this day, you will visit the Punakha Dzong. While driving to Paro, en-route, you will explore around the Metshina Village as well for some time and walk by rice fields. We will also visit the Chimi Lhakhang, a temple devoted to the Devine Madman or Lama Drukpa Kuenley- the idol of fertility. Then, driving ahead, we will reach Paro. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12 Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
We will, on this day, hike to the renowned Taktsang Monastery, also identified as Tiger’s Nest, situated 10,400 feet high. Traversing up the steep rock face at about 3,000 feet on top of the Paro Valley, you would be bestowed with natural beauties that are captivating. Myth tells that Guru Rinpoche, one of the spiritual masters, had landed there to meditate, flying on the back of a tigress. We can go for shopping in Paro as well. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13 Depart Paro
After having an amazing experience, we will transfer back to Kathmandu on this day. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 14 Farewell
One of the representatives from Escape Himalaya will drop you off at the airport from where you will depart today.