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Sikkim and Bhutan Tour: A Journey Through Enchanting Lands

8 Days

Embark on a mesmerizing journey to Sikkim and Bhutan, two jewels nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. This enchanting tour offers a blend of breathtaking landscapes, rich cultures, spiritual sanctuaries, and thrilling adventures. Whether you seek tranquil serenity, cultural immersion, or adrenaline-pumping activities, Sikkim and Bhutan have something to offer every traveler.

Exploring Sikkim: Jewel of the Himalayas

Sikkim, with its snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and vibrant culture, is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Traverse through picturesque landscapes adorned with rhododendrons, orchids, and pristine lakes. Dive deep into the cultural tapestry of Sikkim by visiting ancient monasteries, colorful markets, and traditional villages.

Sikkim’s Natural Beauty and Landscapes

The awe-inspiring beauty of Sikkim is unparalleled, boasting a diverse range of ecosystems from subtropical forests to alpine meadows. Marvel at the majestic Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, or lose yourself in the tranquility of Tsomgo Lake. For the adventurous souls, trekking trails like the Goecha La and Dzongri offer unparalleled views of the Himalayan panorama.

Cultural Richness

Sikkim is a melting pot of cultures, influenced by Tibetan, Nepalese, and Bhutanese traditions. Explore the mystical aura of Rumtek Monastery, the largest monastery in Sikkim, or witness the vibrant celebrations of Losar and Saga Dawa festivals. Immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the locals and savor traditional Sikkimese cuisine like momos, thukpa, and gundruk.

Adventure Activities

For adrenaline junkies, Sikkim offers a plethora of adventure activities including river rafting in Teesta River, paragliding in Gangtok, and mountain biking along rugged terrains. Unleash your adventurous spirit amidst the pristine wilderness of Sikkim and create memories to last a lifetime.

Journey into Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon

Bhutan, often referred to as the Last Shangri-La, is a land steeped in tradition, spirituality, and natural beauty. Experience the untouched charm of Bhutan as you wander through ancient monasteries, fortress-like dzongs, and verdant valleys dotted with prayer flags.

Bhutanese Culture and Traditions

Bhutan’s culture is deeply rooted in Buddhism, evident in its monasteries, temples, and religious festivals. Explore the mystical allure of Taktsang Monastery, perched precariously on a cliffside, or witness the vibrant mask dances of the Tshechu festivals. Experience the warmth of Bhutanese hospitality as you interact with monks, artisans, and villagers in remote mountain hamlets.

Unique Architecture and Landmarks

Bhutan’s architectural marvels, characterized by intricate woodwork, sloping roofs, and fortress-like structures, are a testament to its rich heritage. Visit iconic landmarks like Punakha Dzong, Dochula Pass, and the majestic Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu. Each structure tells a story of Bhutan’s history, spirituality, and resilience.

Spiritual Retreats and Tranquility

Bhutan’s serene environment and spiritual ambiance make it an ideal destination for meditation and introspection. Seek solace in the peaceful monasteries of Gangtey, Bumthang, and Haa Valley, or embark on a spiritual trek to the sacred peak of Mount Jomolhari. Let the tranquility of Bhutan rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.


Embarking on a Sikkim and Bhutan tour is a transformative experience that promises to leave you spellbound. From the majestic Himalayan landscapes to the vibrant cultural tapestry, these enchanting destinations offer a glimpse into a world untouched by time. Whether you’re seeking adventure, spiritual enlightenment, or simply a respite from the chaos of modern life, Sikkim and Bhutan have something to offer every traveler. So pack your bags, embrace the unknown, and embark on a journey of discovery and wonder in the land of the Himalayas.

Overview

Welcome to the mystical realms of Sikkim and Bhutan, where every corner unfolds a tale of untold beauty and cultural heritage. Nestled in the lap of the majestic Himalayas, Sikkim and Bhutan beckon travelers with their breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cultures, and spiritual sanctuaries. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the heart of these enchanting destinations, unveiling the treasures they hold and offering insights to make your journey truly unforgettable.

Itinerary

Arrive at Bagdogra Airport or NJP Railway Station and transfer to Gangtok.
Check-in at your hotel and relax after your journey.
In the evening, explore the vibrant MG Marg, a popular shopping and dining street in Gangtok.
Overnight stay in Gangtok.

After breakfast, visit the Enchey Monastery, an ancient Buddhist monastery known for its serene ambiance.
Proceed to the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology to learn about Tibetan culture and history.
Later, visit the Hanuman Tok and Ganesh Tok for panoramic views of Gangtok and the surrounding mountains.
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Enjoy an early breakfast and embark on a day trip to Tsomgo Lake, located at an altitude of 12,313 feet.
Spend time by the lake, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, and indulge in activities like yak riding.
Visit the nearby Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, a sacred shrine dedicated to an Indian Army soldier.
Return to Gangtok in the evening and relax at the hotel.

Check out from your hotel in Gangtok and proceed to the India-Bhutan border at Phuentsholing.
Complete immigration formalities and continue your journey to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan.
On the way, stop at the picturesque Dochula Pass and admire the panoramic views of the Himalayas.
Arrive in Punakha and check-in at your hotel. Spend the evening at leisure.

After breakfast, visit the iconic Punakha Dzong, a stunning fortress located at the confluence of two rivers.
Take a leisurely walk through the terraced fields to the Chimi Lhakhang, also known as the Temple of Fertility.
Enjoy a picnic lunch by the riverside and soak in the tranquility of the surroundings.
In the afternoon, visit the Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery and admire the breathtaking views of the Punakha Valley.
Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Check out from your hotel in Punakha and drive to Paro, a scenic town nestled in the Paro Valley.
Upon arrival, visit the National Museum of Bhutan to learn about the country's rich cultural heritage.
Explore the charming streets of Paro and visit local handicraft shops to purchase souvenirs.
Check-in at your hotel and spend the evening at leisure, soaking in the serene ambiance of Paro.

Embark on an early morning hike to the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery, perched on a cliffside above Paro Valley.
Marvel at the breathtaking views of the monastery as you ascend through pine forests and prayer flags.
Explore the monastery complex and learn about its rich history and spiritual significance.
Descend back to Paro and spend the afternoon relaxing at your hotel or exploring the town.
In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with traditional Bhutanese cuisine.

Day 8 :
Departure

After breakfast, check out from your hotel and transfer to Paro International Airport for your onward journey.
Bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes of Sikkim and Bhutan as you board your flight back home.

What is included in this tour package:

  • All Ground Private Transportation
  • Kathmandu to Bagdogra Airport flight Ticket
  • Accommodation in Standard Hotels on Twin Sharing Basis during tour
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners during the tour.
  • Government licensed, experienced tour guide.
  • Guides' expenses - meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
  • All necessary travel permits
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses.

What is excluded in this tour package:

  • Extra night accommodations, meals in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, or early return from the tour.
  • Personal expenses - shopping, snacks, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, bar bills, bottle water, laundry, telephone call, battery recharge costs, extra, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Additional costs or delays caused by circumstances beyond our control like landslides, bad weather conditions, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policy, strikes, mass movements, etc.

Sikkim and Bhutan: FAQs

Do I need a visa to visit Sikkim and Bhutan?

Yes, international travelers require a visa to enter both Sikkim and Bhutan. However, Indian nationals do not need a visa to visit Sikkim but require a permit to enter Bhutan.

What is the best time to visit Sikkim and Bhutan?

The best time to visit Sikkim is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is pleasant and the landscapes are in full bloom. Bhutan, on the other hand, is ideal to visit from March to May and September to November to avoid the monsoon season and harsh winters.

Are there any altitude sickness precautions I should take?

Yes, as both Sikkim and Bhutan have varying altitudes, it’s essential to acclimatize slowly to prevent altitude sickness. Stay hydrated, avoid strenuous activities upon arrival, and consider taking medication like acetazolamide if necessary.

What currency is used in Sikkim and Bhutan?

The currency used in Sikkim is the Indian Rupee (INR), while Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN) is the currency of Bhutan. Indian Rupee is widely accepted in Bhutan, but it’s advisable to carry local currency for convenience.

Can I engage in adventure activities in Sikkim and Bhutan?

Absolutely! Both Sikkim and Bhutan offer a wide range of adventure activities including trekking, river rafting, paragliding, and mountain biking. However, ensure you have the necessary permits and equipment before embarking on any adventure.

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Sikkim and Bhutan Tour: A Journey Through Enchanting Lands
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