Jeep Safari Himalayas
Places Covered : Delhi – Darjeeling – Permanagtse – Martham – Gangtok – Kalimpong – Phuntsoling – Thimpu – Punakha – Paro
Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Assistance upon arrival followed transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02 : Delhi
Full Day city sightseeing.
Day 03 : Delhi – Darjeeling
After breakfast transfer to Domestic airport to Connect flight to Bagdogra. Meeting and assistance on arrival in Bagdogra followed by 03-hour drive to Darjeeling.
Day 04 : Darjeeling
Early morning wake up around 0430 hrs and drive for about 30 minutes to see the dawn views over the Kanchenjunga (8,548m) massive and other Eastern Himalayan peak from the Famous Tiger Hill, incidentally Tiger Hill is the highest point of this area (2,540m) and is about 11 kms from Darjeeling.
Day 05 : Darjeeling – Permanagtse
After breakfast commence drive for Pemayangtse (2,045m), the drive takes about 06 – 07 hrs. The first part of the drive is through some very spectacular TeaGardens over a gradually descending road.
Day 06 : Permanagtse – Martham
After breakfast we commence drive towards Martham (1,800m) 04 hours. Meals and overnight at resort.
Day 07 : Martham – Gangtok
Commence drive to Gangtok (1,600m)06 hours, through the heart of Sikkim. The drive is over a winding road and occasionally passes through the Cardamom plantations and Orange orchards.
Day 08 : Gangtok
Early morning wake up to once again witness another spectacular sunrise of the Kanchenjunga massif from Tashi viewpoint, which is, located 16 kms from Gangtok. Return to hotel for breakfast followed by drive to Rumtek Monastery which is situated 24 kms from Gangtok and is the seat of the KAGYU – PA SECT of Tibetan Buddhism.
Day 09 : Gangtok – Kalimpong
After breakfast depart for Kalimpong (1,250m) 03 hrs, The road winds its way through the hill side following the Teesta all along the way passing through some of the most beautiful countryside in this region.
Day 10 : Kalimpong – Phuntsoling
After breakfast commence 05-hour drive to the border of Bhutan, Phuntsoling. Meals & overnight at hotel.
Day 11 : Phuntsoling – Thimphu
After breakfast drive to Thimphu. The capital town passing countryside, through villages & paddy fields. After noon sightseeing of Thimphu valley, visiting Tashichhodzong” the seat of the government memorial chorten.
Day 12 : Thimphu – Punakha
Morning in Thimphu visit to national library, which has fascinating collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts, The painting school; famous for traditional medicine institute; where centuries old healing arts still practiced.
Day 13 : Punakha – Paro
Drive to Paro, on arrival transfer to hotel. Paro is a picturesque valley with quaint clusters of hamlets paddy fields. The town still maintains traditions by way of architecture & the simple way of life.
Day 14 : Paro
The flight from Paro is one of the most spectacular of the mountain flight. One can see Mt. Everest, Kanchanjanga, Makalu & other peaks of Bhutan such as Chomolhari, Jichu Darke & Tsrim Khang. Assistance at airport drives to the hotel.
In time departure transfer from Hotel to International airport to catch flight for International Destination.