Moderate trekking involves 5 – 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.
This trip has been designed for those who are keen to taste the different favors of tours at once; from Nepal to India to Bhutan. Nepal is the fertile land of Himalayas as well as cultural hub. After you have some unique glimpses of Nepal, you will head to Darjeeling via Bhadrapur. In Darjeeling, you mostly will observe Nepali culture as majority of the people is Nepali. The striking attraction of Darjeeling is Tiger Hill. Tiger Hill is a vantage point to witness sunrise and sunset along with spectacular mountains. Then you will head to Gangtok, Sikkim. Sikkim is one of the major attractions for tourist in the world. The organic foods, hospitable people and their culture and fabulous mountain views are the major hightlights of Sikkim.Sikkim is a landlocked state of India, the last to give up its monarchy and fully integrate into India, in 1975.
Our representative will greet you in an arrival and transferred to your hotel; here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. Our representative will greet you in an arrival and transferred to your hotel; here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. Our representative will greet you in an arrival and transferred to your hotel; here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days.
After breakfast, you start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. We will arrange an English speaking guide to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion.In our sightseeing tour you go to Swayambhunath( Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath( Hindu Pilgrimage temple) , Baudhanath( Biggest Stupa in south Asia) and Kathmandu Durbar square( Home of living goddess & ancient royal palace
Early morning transfer to domestic Airport for Mountain flight. It is an hour flight takes you the Eastern Himalayan Ranges of Nepal; It offers a panoramic view of the highest peaks in the world including Mt. Everest. This flight operates only in morning time.After mountain flight back to Hotel for breakfast and drive to Bhakpure sightseeing.Bhaktapur: locally known as Khwopa is world-renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture and indigenous life-style. It is known for its majestic monuments, colorful festivals and the native Newars best known for their generations-old craftsmanship. The ancient city is also popularly known as the “city of culture”, “the living heritage” and “Nepal’s cultural capital”. The place of 55 windows, the stone temple of Batsala Devi full of convoluted carvings, innumerable temples, architectural showpieces like the Lion Gate, the statue of king Bhupatindra Malla, the picture Gallery, the Batsala temple, etc are the major focal points of Bhaktapur Durbar squareYou will be free from late afternoon for shopping or look around the Thame.In the evening you will enjoy the dinner with cultural dance.
Morning flight to Bhadrapur and transfer to Kakarbitta border. After crossing to India you will continue drive through Siliguri to famous tea capital of Darjeeling. Soon you will start ascending steep hills covered with vast tea estates. Reaching Darjeeling by the late afternoon, you can make evening stroll around the hill statio town built on the top of the ridge.
Walk to Chowrastha and walk to Observatory hill with Hindu-Buddhist temple on the top. Toy Train ride from Darjeeling to Ghoom. This UNESCO listed heritage rail was built by British to support booming tea industry. Afternoon short hike through tea plantation down to the Happy Valley Tea Factory and factory visit. Finish sightseeing with Himalayan Zoo and Mountaineering institute.
Early morning drive to Tiger Hill for sunrise with view of Kanchenjunga. Then visit of Yiga Choling Gompa, small but beautifully painted Geluk monastary in Ghoom. Start drive from Darjeeling to Sikkim. Road descends through vast tea fields with chances to see tea plucker at work. Stop for tea over Teesta river viewpoint. Continue drive to Rangpo Sikkim border checkpost. Enter Sikkim which was till 1974 independent state. Reach to Gangtong and enjoy stroll through posh M.G. Road.
We will drive north of Gagntok by scenic road with brief stop on Tashi viewpoint, Seven Sisters waterfall and possibly other places. After about 2 hour drive you reach to Phodong monastery. Here you can make enjoyable stroll and visit the beautifully decorated temple. Drive back to Gangtok. Visit to former royal temple and peek at the former Sikkim ruler residence.
Morning drive from Gangtok to large Rumtek monastery, which is the headquarters of Karma Kagjü school of Tibetan buddhism. After visiting the temple drive to Martan with option for short stroll through the picturesque paddy fields. Continue drive back to Rangpo and further, reaching Jaldhapara National Park by evening.
Safari on the elephant starts early in the morning. Riding the elephant is interesting experience itself. It's surprising how silently the giant animal moves through the jungle. If you're lucky, you might glimpse one horned Indian rhino and other animals like muntjak or sambar deers, peacocks, gaurs (wild cows) and various birds living here in jungles around Torsa river. Afther the elephant ride, you will be picked up by Bhutanese vehicle and driven to Jaigon/Phuntsholing border. After concluding visa formalities and lunch, you can visit Phuntsholing lhakhang, main town temple with nice panorama. Continue drive uphill to Bhutan’s capital reaching by evening.
Early morning drive to gigantic statue of Buddha overlooking the valley and walk to striking city viewpoint. See Memorial Chorten, always busy with devotees. Walk in Norzin lam street and see the traffic police signaling in junctions. Thimphu is only capital in the world without the traffic lights. Finish walk in main postal office to visit postal museum with exhibition of valuable Bhutanese stamps and philatelic shop where beautiful stamps can be bought. Visit school of traditional arts, where the young men and women learns the arts and craft of their forefathers. Continue with visit to Folk Heritage Museum with exhibition on traditional village life in Bhutan. Excursion to Takin zoo, where the national animal, the mysterious takin, is kept, After that Changankha lhakhang, the oldest place of worship in the valley. Visit of Tashicho dzong, the castle, which servers as seat of the king and government. Evening drive to Paro.
Climb to Taktsang gompa (Tiger's Nest), most venerated and holy place in Bhutan overlooking valley from the steep cliff. Stop at Kyichu lhakhang, the temple built in 8th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo. Visit of National Museum and Paro dzong, castle where Bernardo Bertolucci’s Little Buddha film was shot.
Transfer to Airport for international Departure