Between Sikkim and Bhutan

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Day 1

Airport pickup and overnight in hotel in the center of the town.
Day 2

1h30 of flight and 2 H of road
In the morning flight for Bagdogra. Then we leave the Himalayan piedmont to go up the pre-Himalayan high hills. Taking the traditional tea road, we will go up at more than 2000 m to reach, after a 2 H drive, Darjeeling. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 3

Early morning start to Tiger Hill from where we watch the sun rise over the Himalayan range, dominated by the third highest mountain in the world, Mount Kangchenjunga. Visit Ghoom monastery. We also visit the tea plantations. Overnight in hotel.
Day 4

4/5 H of drive
Departure for Sikim. Visit of Pegmayangtse. Night at the hotel.
Day 5

5/6h of drive
Road to Gangtok. We go through the village of Tashiding that we visit as well as its monastery. Then by the road, we get to the Rumtek lamasery that we visit. We carry on to Gangtok. Night at the hotel.
Day 6

3/4 h of drive
In the morning, visit of the “Tibetology” institute. Visit of the lamasery and of the Phodung monastery. Road in direction of Kalimpong. Stop at the “Tashi Point View”, facing the Kachenjunga (8590 m). We reach the city-market of Kalimpong. Night at the hotel.
Day 7

5/6 h of drive
Slope down along the river to get to Jaigon. We enter Bhutan and get to Phuntsoling. Night at the hotel.
Day 8

6 h of drive
The road is going up, bend after bend, to Chhuka, Simtokha and Thimphu (2300 m). On the way to Thimphu, break at Kharbandi monastery. Night at the hotel at Thimpu.
Day 9

3/4 h of road
Road to Tongsa. Walk into Dzong village. Arrival in Tongsa and night at the hotel.
Day 10

2 h of drive
In the morning, departure to Jakar. After lunch, walking visit of the Dzong and then above of the Lame Gompa. Night at the hotel.
Day 11

Visit of the main monasteries of the Bumthang valley. Walk in direction of Tangbi (2 H). Visit of Tamshing. Night at the hotel.
Day 12

4/5 h of drive
We reach Punakha valley. Visit of Punakha and of the Punakha’s dzong. Night at the hotel.
Day 13

5 h of drive
Road to Paro. Visit of the city. Night at the hotel.
Day 14

Trip through the Paro valley and many visits. Night at the hotel.
Day 15

1 h 30 of flight
Transfer to the airport in Paro and flight to Delhi. Transfer to the hotel close to the airport and to the international airport of Delhi for your return flight.
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