Day 1: Delhi - Bagdogra / Kathmandu - Bhadrapur --DRIVE TO Darjeeling
Arrival by flight from Delhi at Airport Bagdogra. From the hot flatlands of India we soonclimb up the steep Darjeeling hills. We drive through tea gardens along the toy-train-track to Darjeeling. Overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Darjeeling
In case of clear weather we get up early in the morning and drive to Tiger hill to see the sun-raise. Back in Darjeeling we walk down to Bhutia Busty, where we visit the monastery and enjoy a meal of Mo-Mos, a Tibetan/Sikkimese specialty. Afterwards we visit the Tibetan Refugee Center and a tea garden. Overnight in hotel.
Day 3: Darjeeling - Gangtok
Drive to the capital of Sikkim. We visit the palace chapel and explore down-town Gangtok. Overnight in hotel.
Day 4: Gangtok
Drive up to Tashi View Point followed by a visit at Enchey monastery. Drive down to Deorali where we visit the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology and Do-Drul Ch?ten. Also visit 'Flower Show' where bred and wild orchids are exhibited.
Day 5: Gangtok - Pemayangtse
Drive to West-Sikkim and visit Pemayangtse monastery with its unique wooden carving demonstrating the various spiritual realms according to Buddhism. Overnight in hotel.
Day 6: Pemayangtse - Gangtok
On the way back we stop to see the ruins of Rabdentse, the former capital of the kingdom of Sikkim. Overnight in hotel.
Day 7: Gangtok - Rumtek - Gangtok
Daytrip to Rumtek monastery followed by drive to Martam, an idyhllic village nestled in the midst of teraced paddy fields. Overnight in hotel.
Day : Gangtok - Puntsholing (Bhutan)
Via West-Bengal we reach the border town Puntsholing in Bhutan. We register our passports and receive our visas for Bhutan.
Day 9: Puntsholing - Thimpu
A beautiful mountain-road brings us to Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan.
Day 10: Thimpu
We visit the National Library, the indigenous Hospital as well as the monastery Zulakha. In the afternoon we go to see the Painting School and Thimphu Post.
Day 11: Thimpu - Punakha (Distance: 71 km: Duration: 3 h)
In the morning we visit the traditional paper factory, the Memorial Cheten as well as the Tashicho Dzong. In the afternoon we drive to Punakha
Punakah Visit Punakha Dzong and the old and new town of Punakha. In the afternoon we drive to Chimmi Lhakhang and the town of Wangdue where we visit Wangdue Dzong.
Day 13: Punakha - Bumthang (Distance: 197 km; Duration: 7 to 8 h)
Drive to Bumthang. On the way halt at Pelela Pass. Lunch in Tongsa. See Tongsa Dzong and on the way to Bumthang stop to see the weaving factory Yatra.
Day 14: Bumthang
Today we visit Jakar Dzong, Kurje monastery, Jamphel monastery and Tamshing monastery. In addition visit at the Swiss Farm where cheese, apple juice and brandies are produced. Finally, before returning to our hotel we visit the town of Chomkahr.
Day 15: Bumthang - Punakha (Distance: 197 km; Duration: 7 to 8 h)
After breakfast we drive to Punakha. On the way we visit Ta Dzong in Tongsa and have lunch there.
Day 16: Punakha - Paro (Distance: 144 km; Duration: 4 to 5 h)
Drive to Paro. Lunch in Thimphu or Paro.
Day 17: Paro
Visit the National Museum and Paro Dzong. Free time in Paro town
Day 18: Paro - Delhi / Bagdogra - Delhi / Bhadrapur - Kathmandu
Transfer to the Airport of Paro / Bhadrapur / Bagdogra . Flight to Delhi / Kathmandu .