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Splendor of India with Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet – 18 Nights & 19 Days

Delhi - Leh - Delhi - Darjeeling - Pelling - Gangtok - Phuntsoling - Thimphu - Paro - Kathmandu - Lhasa - Delhi
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Duration

18 Nights & 19 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

40 people

Languages

English, Hindi

Experience the brilliance that has persisted for hundreds of years with the Splendor of India with Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet tour package. This trip’s highlights include the rich culture, tradition, architecture, and natural beauty.

This 18-night/19-day itinerary takes you to Delhi, Leh, Darjeeling, Pelling, Gangtok, Phuntsoling, Thimphu, Paro, Kathmandu, and Lhasa. You can enjoy the natural aura of these places while also visiting all of the major attractions that paint a magnificent picture of the past.

Please keep in mind that this is just an example of a possible itinerary. We tailor holidays to your specific requirements. Please contact us if you require any changes so that we can tailor a holiday to your specific requirements for an unforgettable International tour.

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Highlights

  • Visit Shey, Thikse, and Hemis monasteries, as well as Pangong Lake, Shanti Stupa, and Sankar Gompa in Leh.
  • Tour of Old and New Delhi
  • Tour to Tiger Hill, Ghoom (Ghum) Monastery, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre and HMI, Darjeeling
  • Pemayangtse Monastery in Pelling
  • Rumtek Monastery, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Do-Drul Chorten, and Gangtok are all worth seeing.
  • Excursion to Thimphu's top tourist sites
  • Exploring Paro's main attractions
  • Sightseeing tour of Lhasa's main attractions

Day 1 : Arrival Delhi

Arrive at Delhi International Airport/Railway Station. A brief greeting by our guide precedes the transfer to the hotel. Check in, freshen up, and get some rest. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. You can visit a neighbouring local market, connect with locals, sample street food, and so on. Return to your hotel for the night.

Day 2 : Delhi - Leh

Get assistance and transportation to the Delhi Airport early in the morning to take the trip to Leh. The guide will assist you and transfer you to the hotel at the Leh airport. You can spend the rest of the day walking around town, exploring the colourful marketplaces, sampling delectable street food, and interacting with locals. Later, return to the hotel for the night.

Day 3 : Leh

This day will be spent sightseeing in Leh. Visit some of the most ancient Buddhist monasteries. A about 7.5m long statue of Lord Buddha can be found in Shey monastery. This figure is composed of copper and gold-plated. Later, visit Thikse (Thiksey)monastery, which is perched on a hilltop. There are various temples and wall murals dedicated to Lord Buddha in this area. Visit the Hemis monastery, which is nearly 360 years old. Every 12 years, tourists go to see the Tankha display (one of the largest in the world). After that, return to your hotel for the night.

Day 4 : Leh

Prepare for a full-day journey to Pangong Lake (Pangong Tso) in the morning. This lake lies on the Indo-China border. This enchanting, small, long lake offers a panoramic vista. The best of natural happiness can be found here. In the evening, you can visit Leh's colourful marketplaces and buy local handicrafts as mementos. Return to your hotel for the night.

Day 5 : Leh

Prepare to visit Shanti Stupa, a Buddhist white-domed Stupa, in the early morning after breakfast. Gyomyo Nakamura (Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu) created this stupa in 1991. Later, visit Sankar Gompa (Sankar Monastery), a daughter monastery of Spituk Monastery. Investigate the surroundings. Enjoy the tranquillity and freshness of the setting. After that, return to your hotel for the night.

Day 6 : Leh - Delhi

Get assistance and transportation to Leh Airport in the morning to take your journey to Delhi. When you arrive at the airport, you will be assisted and transferred to the hotel. Check in, freshen up, and get some rest. After lunch, go on a trip to Old and New Delhi. Visit the Jama Masjid (Old Mosque), Raj Ghat, Parliament House, Humayun Tomb, Presidential Palace (Rashtrapati Bhavan), India Gate, and Qutab Minar, among other prominent attractions. You may also see Red Fort from the outside. After that, return to your hotel for the night.

Day 7 : Delhi - Bagdogra (by Flight) - Darjeeling (by Surface)

After breakfast, transfer to Delhi Airport to catch your flight to Bagdogra. Continue your travel to Darjeeling by road after arriving in Bagdogra. Upon arrival, be transferred to the hotel, check in, and relax. Later in the evening, take gentle walks to adjacent regions, interact with locals, and sample popular street food. Return to your hotel for the night.

Day 8 : Darjeeling

Prepare to see the sunrise from Tiger Hill first thing in the morning. You may also enjoy watching the magnificent Kanchenjunga massif. After breakfast, board the Toy Train up to Ghoom (Ghum) Monastery. There is a 15-foot-tall statue of "Maitreya Buddha" (Coming Buddha) here. Lama Sherab Gyatso constructed this monastery in 1875. Visit the Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in the afternoon. Later, return to your hotel for the night.

Day 9 : Darjeeling - Pelling

Drive to Pelling after breakfast at the hotel. Upon arrival, be transferred to your hotel, check in, and relax. In the afternoon, go to Pemayangtse Monastery, which was founded in 1705 by Lama Lhatsun Chempo. Explore the monastery while admiring the picturesque backdrop of snow-capped mountains on two sides. Later, return to your accommodation and go for leisurely walks through the nearby lanes. Stop for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10 : Pelling - Gangtok

Travel to Gangtok after breakfast. Visit Rumtek Monastery on the route. Later, visit the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology to learn about Tibetan culture, traditions, festivals, history, religion, and so on. Visit Do-Drul Chorten, a Trulshik Rinpoche-made Stupa constructed in 1945. Arrive in Gangtok, check into your hotel, and relax. Stop for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11 : Gangtok - Phuntsoling (Bhutan Border)

After breakfast, drive to Phuntsholing (Phuentsholing). Register at your hotel. After a short break, spend the remainder of the day exploring the hotel and its surroundings. Talk to locals, visit adjacent street markets, and so on before returning to the hotel for the night.

Day 12 : Phuntsoling - Thimphu: (176 Kms -06 Hours drive)

After breakfast, proceed to Thimphu. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel. Check in, freshen up, and get some rest. Later, take short stroll to surrounding streets. Visit local markets, eat street cuisine, and interact with locals, among other things. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 13 : Thimphu

Prepare for an excursion to many prominent Thimphu destinations early in the morning, after breakfast. Visit the National Library, which is well-known for its extensive collection of ancient Buddhist writings. Visit the Traditional Medicine Institute and the Thangka Painting School as well. Later, proceed to Trashi Chhodzong, the ministry's headquarters. In town, have a delicious lunch. After lunch, drive to Dochula (23 kilometres from Thimphu) to see a panoramic view of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, Masakhang, Jeje Khang, Gangcheyta, and Table Mountain. You should also go to The 108 Chortens (Stupas). After your full-day excursion, return to your accommodation. Stop for an overnight stay after dinner.

Day 14 : Thimphu - Paro (65 km - 02 hours drive)

Drive to Paro after breakfast in the morning. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel. Check in, freshen up, and get some rest. Spend the rest of the day touring Paro's attractions. Visit the Drukgyal Dzong ruins, which were once a fortress and Buddhist monastery. View several houses and structures built in the traditional style along the way. Taktsang Monastery is also worth a visit. After lunch, visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) to see an impressive collection of antiques, weapons, and Thangka paintings. After that, proceed a little distance to Rinpung Dzong (Administrative Head Quarters). Later, return to the hotel, eat dinner and rest for the night.

Day 15 : Paro - Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will be taken to Paro Airport to catch your journey to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel. Check in, freshen up, and get some rest. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Take a slow walk through the adjacent streets, explore the local market, talk to residents, sample street cuisine, and so on. Return to your hotel and remain for the night.

Day 16 : Kathmandu - Lhasa: By Flight

Get assistance and transportation to Kathmandu Airport to catch your trip to Lhasa. You will be taken to your accommodation upon arrival at Lhasa Gonggar Airport. Check in, freshen up, and get some rest. The evening is free to be spent as you please. Investigate the hotel's inside and outside. Take short walks to the market. Return to your hotel for the night.

Day 17 : Lhasa

This day is set aside for sightseeing at Lhasa's key attractions. After breakfast, go to Sera Monastery. Later, visit the four-story Jokhang Temple, which boasts roofs made of gilded bronze tiles. This shrine, built in the 7th century by Songsten Gampo, houses Tibet's most revered statue. Following that, go to Barkhor Bazaar, one of Tibet's most renowned tourist destinations. In the evening, you are free to go to local markets, tour adjacent locations, sample local cuisine, and so on. Return to your hotel for the night.

Day 18 : Lhasa

Prepare to visit some of Lhasa's other sights. After breakfast, go to Potala Palace. Mt. Potalaka inspired the name. This palace is located in the middle of Lhasa Valley, on the slope of Marpo Ri (Red Mountain). Later, visit Drepung Monastery. Investigate the surroundings. You are free to spend the evening enjoying yourself or resting at your hotel. Your hotel will be where you will spend the night.

Day 19 : Lhasa - Kathmandu - Delhi

After breakfast, you will drive to Lhasa Gonggar Airport to catch a flight to Kathmandu, and then another flight to Delhi. After arriving in Delhi, have dinner and then proceed to the Delhi Airport/Railway Station for your onward journey.

  • MAP (Room + Breakfast + Lunch/Dinner)
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing
  • Transport
  • Pickup-Drop
  • Cab Transfer
  • Veg & Non Veg Meals
  • Welcome drink on arrival (Non-Alcoholic)- 2 Pm to 5 Pm Available Only
  • Accommodation in well appointed A/c rooms with satellite connection LCD TV, electronic safe, Mini Bar( chargeable) and intercom.
  • Buffet/TDH Menu as per the plan selected.
  • MAP – Breakfast and either Lunch or Dinner
  • Complimentary use of Tea/Coffee maker in all rooms replenished once a day, Hair dryer on request. Any additional requirement will be at an extra cost.
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Advance seat reservations
  • Entry visa fees
  • Optional extensions & excursions
  • Personal, baggage & travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Geverages
  • Items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary or "included features" list
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • UNUSED SERVICES: Unused services cannot be refunded once the trip has begun. No refund can be made for absence by travelers from any part of the itinerary.

18 Nights - 19 Days

English
Hindi

Tour's Location

Delhi - Leh - Delhi - Darjeeling - Pelling - Gangtok - Phuntsoling - Thimphu - Paro - Kathmandu - Lhasa - Delhi

Why is Leh Ladakh so well-known?
Ladakh is well known for its magnificent scenery, clear skies, highest mountain passes, exhilarating adventure activities, Buddhist monasteries, and festivals.

What is the distinction between Leh and Ladakh?
Leh, located in the northeastern section of the province, is both the capital city and the largest district of Ladakh. When people talk of travelling 'Leh Ladakh,' they usually refer to Ladakh's Leh region, which is famed for its magnificent natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes.

Pelling is located in which area of Sikkim?
Pelling is a hill station in Sikkim's Gyalshing district. Pelling is located at an elevation of 2,150 metres (7,200 ft). The town is 10 kilometres from Gyalshing, the district headquarters, and 131 kilometres from Gangtok. The two towns are linked by a daily bus service.

When is the best time of year to visit Gangtok?
Gangtok attracts a large number of tourists throughout its peak season, which runs from September to June. However, if you are looking for the best time to visit Gangtok, the brisk autumn months of September and October, as well as the spring to summer months of March to June, are excellent.
Why is Gangtok so well-known?
Because of the sheer quantity of monasteries, Gangtok is also known as the Land of Monasteries. It has grown as a significant Buddhist pilgrimage centre and is home to some of India's best monasteries, which you should not miss. The Rumtek monastery is without a doubt one of the best in the country.
Why should you visit Thimphu, Bhutan?
Thimphu, Bhutan's capital city, is noted for its magnificent beauty and rich culture. It is also the country's largest metropolis. Tango Gompa, built in the 15th century, is also the most visited attraction in Bhutan.
Is Bhutan vegetarian or non-vegetarian?
Bhutanese Religion and Culture - Vegetarianism is so widespread in Bhutan that there are no slaughterhouses in the entire country. Some people consume meat imported from India, but for the vast majority of Bhutanese, vegetarianism is the norm rather than the exception.
What is the religion of Tibet?
The majority of ethnic Tibetans follow Tibetan Buddhism, however a sizable minority follow Bon, a pre-Buddhist indigenous religion. Small groups of people follow Islam, Catholicism, or Protestantism.
Why is Lhasa known as the Forbidden City?
The Yongle emperor of the Ming dynasty commissioned it in 1406 and it was first officially occupied by the court in 1420. It was so named because most of the realm's subjects were forbidden from entering the territory.
What is the best time of year to visit Tibet?
Tibet is best visited in May or October, when the skies are mostly clear and lovely blue. However, most regions of the nation are accessible between April and November, and temperatures are unexpectedly warm between 43°F to 66°F, despite the height.

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