18 Nights & 19 Days
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.