Fly to to Paro, Bhutan by Druk Air 205 in the morning. Afternoon sightseeing tour visiting Ta-Dzong (National Museum), walk down hill to visit Paro Dzong with its traditional cantilever bridge over the Pa-chu (Paro River). (L, D)
Morning trek to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's nest) at an altitude of 3100m. This may be one of the highlights of Bhutan trip. The climb up to the view point will take around 2 hours. Here one can enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, and the surrounding temples built in 1692 (B, L ,D)
After breakfast, transfer to Punakha. Sightseeing tour in the afternoon visiting the Punakha Dzong, placed strategically at the junction of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers. The Dzong was built in 1637 to serve as the religious and administrative center of the region. (B, L, D)
Transfer to Thimpu, After lunch, visit, Kuenselphodrang, National Memorial Chorten (built in memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk), and the Tashichhodzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/ monastery that houses Government offices and the King's Throne room. (B, L, D)
In the morning, sighteeing includes; Dupthop Lhakhang, one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan, Painting School where traditional Sacred Buddhist scrolls (Tankas) are created by hand, Folk Heritage Museum. After lunch, drive to Phuentsholing. (B, L, D)
After breakfast, transfer to Kalimpong and check into you hotels. Afternoon sightseeing tour visiting the famous Zang Dog Pelri monastery, Fo-Brang Gompa, Flower Nurseries and Sericulture Research Institute. (B, L, D)
Silver Oak /
9 - MAY 17
After breakfast, transfer to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, driving along the side of the famous Teesta River. Arrive Gangtok in the afternoon.
(B, L, D)
10 - MAY 18
Sightseeing tour visiting Rumtek Monastery, Dorchul Chortan Stupa, Institute of Tibetology and Government Handicrafts and Handlooms Center and Enchey Monastery. Evening free for shopping at the Gangtok market. (B, L , D)
Early morning excursion to Tiger Hills to view sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak. Later on visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop, Himalayan Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tenzing, Gumbu Rock Garden and Tibetan Refugee self-help Center and Tea Estate, boating in Gangamaiya Lake . (B, L, D)
13 - MAY 21
Fly back to Delhi in the afternoon.
Free time in Delhi (Optional) for shopping and dinner.
Late evening transfer to airport. (B)
14 - MAY 22
Depart on your onward journey.
Tour Price: Per Person
(inclusive of Delhi - Paro airfare with in Economy Class)
Airfare: BUSINESS CLASS:
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Tour Price Includes: Deluxe and best available hotels as listed or similar, room taxes, daily breakfast, all meals in Bhutan and Sikkim, transfers, city tours, excursions, English speaking guides, entrance fee to monuments and air-conditioned transportation, Delhi - Darjeeling and Paro - Delhi flights.
Airport Security Fee and Fuel Surcharges: Subject to change until ticketed.
For Flight: Druk Air- Delhi - Bhutan: $ 176.20.
For flights: JFK/ ORD- DEL / IXB - DEL - JFK/ ORD: $ 629.52 (Economy class)
For Flights: ORD/ JFK - DEL / IXB - DEL - JFK/ ORD: $793.33 (Business Class)
Government Tourist Taxes: $ 199.76 (subject to change) extra
To Book: Click on Reservation Form or contact by e-mail or phone. Return completed form, a business card, and copy of current IATAN/ ARC / CLIA / TRUE list . Land only booking requires $ 750.00 deposit. Balance is due 120 days prior to departure / when requested. Air inclusive booking requires full payment to secure international flights.
Eligibility: IATAN / ARC / CLIA/ TRUE - Industry ID required.
Notes / Conditions: Supplement for business class flight between Delhi and Paro, Bhutan, $ 98.00 plus taxes. Companions are permitted. Limited Business Class seats are available on each flight. If sold out, you can opt for another date. Call for rates and details. IATAN Reduced Rate application has to be submitted to airlines. Deposits are refundable if space cannot be confirmed. Visas for India are participants’ responsibility. Apply on line at indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html Log on to Resources for Travelers for visa forms and mandatory trip insurance. Additional nights in Delhi are available at the time of booking for $185.00 per person double plus taxes. If traveling on your own air, individual airport transfer is available at $ 29.00 per person. Bulk air available on other airlines upon request. Trip cancellation insurance required. Click here Trip Insurance and buy online. Bhutan visa is not available without Trip Insurance. See cancellation policy. Prices reflect discounts for cash / check payments. Credit Card payments will have Foreign Exchange Conversion / bank-processing fees of 4.98% . Itinerary and hotels remain subject to change at the sole discretion of tourism authorities in Bhutan and Sikkim. Hotel check in time is 100 PM. Any changes to original booking requires $ 70.00 handling fee. Airfares and taxes remain subject to change. Bhutan and Sikkim travel permit will be obtained by overseas operators and the handling fee is $ 85.00. Bhutan entry fee is $ 20.00 payable in cash at the border. Druk Air is the only carrier that has limited flights to and from Bhutan. Itinerary remains subject to change at all times.
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