Greeted by the Queen of the Hills, this is going to be one of the best tours in a lifetime. Roam around Darjeeling and have fun with the engrossing sun rising from the Competition Hill. Go to Ghoom monastery, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tibetan Refuge Centre, Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock, Tea Estate, Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda.
Himalayan Odyssey, a tour package of 11 nights and 12 days by Indian Temple Tour, will offer an opportunity to discover some awesome north-eastern locations along with the most important locations of the kingdom of Bhutan. During the tour, you are going to protect destinations like Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Gangtok, Thimphu, Punakha, and Paro. You are going to check out the well-known touring opportunities of these locations. The highlight of the tour will be the surrounding enchanting spectacular mountains of the Himalayas. The trip continues on the traditional India-Tibet road to Sangla valley (near the Tibetan border) in the area known as Kinnaur.
|11Nights / 12days
|Bagdogra- Darjeeling – Kalimpong -Gangtok – Phuentsholing -Thimphu – Punakha -Paro.
|30,500/- Per Person+5%GST(Min- 6 Person)
Day 01: Arrival at Bagdogra
After you reach the Bagdogra airport, you are going to get transferred to Darjeeling by road. This place is extremely well-known for its tea plantations that were established around 1840. Once you reach there, complete the check-in formalities at your pre-booked hotel. The day is at leisure. If you want then you can explore the surroundings on foot or can visit the local market as well. Stay overnight.
Day 02: Darjeeling
Day 2 is for sightseeing of Darjeeling where you are going to cover the major attractions. Start your day with an early morning visit the Tiger Hill from where you will view the striking sunrise. While returning to the hotel, cover Ghoom monastery that was erected in 1850. Have breakfast at your hotel and later leave the hotel to visit the other attractions. The other visits of the day will be the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center. Here you will observe the Tibetan craftsmen making traditional stuff such as feather goods, carpet, woolen boots etc. Stay overnight.
Day 03: Darjeeling – Kalimpong
Have your breakfast and leave for Kalimpong, located at an altitude of 1250 meters. This place is extremely popular for its nurseries and beautiful colorful flowers. The afternoon is fixed to explore the Tharpa Choling Monastery. Treat your eyes to the surrounding beauty. Overnight in Kalimpong.
Day 04: Kalimpong – Gangtok
On day 4, relish your breakfast and leave by road for Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. On arrival, check into your pre-booked hotel. This city is a perfect mix of the old and the new. Set-out for enjoying sightseeing in Gangtok. Beautiful monasteries and stupas are sprinkled all over the place. The day is fixed for visiting Do-drul Chorten- an important stupa, Enchey Monastery – a 200-yr-old monastery and Research Institute of Tibetology. The last visit of the day will be Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom – an inventory where you can shop for authentic shawls, blankets and carpets. Stay overnight.
Day 05: Gangtok
Once you have your breakfast, leave for covering the remaining attractions in and around the place. In the morning, you will leave for visiting the Rumtek Monastery also known as the Dharmachakra Centre. The other visit is Tashi View Point. From here you will enjoy a mesmerizing view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Siniolchu. Overnight in Gangtok.
Day 06: Gangtok – Phuentsholing
Today, check-out of your hotel and leave for Phuentsholing, a town situated on the border of Bhutan. On the way, you are going to enjoy the mesmerizing view of the lush green tea gardens. Located on the foothills of Himalayas, Phuentsholing is a prosperous commercial hub. The highlight of the place is the perfect amalgamation of Indian and Bhutanese culture. On reaching, check-into your hotel. The evening is fixed for visiting Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang, a small temple containing various ancient Buddhist artifacts. Later, enjoy a leisure walk around the local market. Stay overnight.
Day 07: Phuentsholing – Thimphu
Today after breakfast, you are going to leave for Thimphu, the capital town of the Kingdom of Bhutan. On the way, you are going to visit Kharbandi Gompa – a striking monastery erected by the Royal Grandmother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedron in 1967 and then Simtokha Dzong – a small dzong, one of its kind, built in 1629. After arriving in Thimphu, check-into your hotel for staying overnight. If you want, you can explore the surroundings on foot.
Day 08: Thimphu
The eighth day is for visiting the popular attractions of Thimphu. You will visit Tashichho Dzong – the Buddhist monastery cum fortress, Memorial Chorten – a chorten built in memory of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Bhutan’s 3rd King, Art School, National Library, The Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, Traditional Medicine Institute and lastly, Government Handicrafts Emporium. Overnight stay.
Day 09: Thimphu – Punakha
After breakfast, get transported to Punakha by road. You will cross the Dochula pass from where you can enjoy an enchanting view of Bhutan. On reaching, complete the check-in formalities at your hotel. The first visit of the day will be Punakha Dzong, also popular as Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong- the second largest as well as oldest dzong. The other visit of the day will be Wangdue Phodrang for exploring the magnificent Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, situated on a hilltop at the union of rivers Punakha Chhu and Tang Chhu. Overnight in Punakha.
Day 10: Punakha – Paro
Have your breakfast and leave for Paro, a stunning historic valley that is quite popular for its scenic beauty, rich culture, and numerous legends. Check-in to your hotel, relax for some time. Post lunch, in the afternoon you will explore Ta Dzong-constructed during 1951 originally as a watch tower, National Museum of the Kingdom and lastly the Rinpung Dzong- a huge Drukpa Kagyu Buddhist monastery and fortress. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 11: Paro
Morning head towards Drukgyel Dzong, now in ruins, this structure is a fortress cum Buddhist monastery. Next, you will visit a traditional farm house where you will get a sneak-peak into the lifestyle and culture of the locals. The evening is fixed for exploring Taktsang Monastery- a Buddhist sacred site as well as a temple complex and then Kyichu Lhakhang, another popular Buddhist temple. Stay overnight
Day 12: Departure from Paro
Today is the last day of the tour when post an early breakfast, you will get transferred to the Paro airport to catch a flight for your onward journey.
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- Pick up and drop from airport/railway/bus station.
- Accommodation on double/twin sharing basis.
- All breakfast included at hotels.
- All transfers and sightseeing by private A/C vehicle.
- Driver’s bata, toll, parking, road tax, fuel charges All applicable taxes.
- Service Tax – 5% GST Extra.
- Any air/bus/rail fare Any other meals not mentioned in package inclusions.
- Any other destination not mentioned in itinerary.
- Any personal expenses such as laundry, room service, mini bar, telephone etc.
- Guide charges/boating charges/entrance fees for any sightseeing
- Any services or activity charges other than those included in inclusions.
- Supplementary cost for festival period, long weekend or peak season .
Q1: What is the Himalayan Odyssey package?
The Himalayan Odyssey is a unique and adventurous travel package that takes you on a journey through the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas. It offers an opportunity to explore remote regions, experience local cultures, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Himalayan mountain range. The package is designed for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure and a deeper connection with nature.
Q2: What destinations are covered in the Himalayan Odyssey?
The Himalayan Odyssey typically covers a range of destinations across the Himalayan region. These may include popular hill stations, remote villages, serene monasteries, and breathtaking viewpoints. The exact itinerary may vary based on the package and tour operator. You can refer to the detailed itinerary for a comprehensive list of destinations covered during the journey.
Q3: What type of activities can I expect during the Himalayan Odyssey?
The Himalayan Odyssey offers a mix of activities, including trekking, sightseeing, cultural experiences, and interaction with local communities. You may have the chance to explore ancient temples, engage in outdoor adventures, witness stunning sunrise and sunset views, and discover the rich heritage of the region. The detailed itinerary will provide insights into the activities planned for the journey.
Q4: Is the Himalayan Odyssey suitable for solo travelers?
Yes, the Himalayan Odyssey is suitable for solo travelers who are seeking an immersive and adventurous experience. The package offers opportunities to meet fellow travelers and interact with local communities, making it a great choice for those looking to connect with like-minded individuals and explore the Himalayas in a group setting.
Q5: How physically demanding is the Himalayan Odyssey?
The level of physical demand during the Himalayan Odyssey can vary based on the specific itinerary and activities. While some portions of the journey may involve trekking or walking, other segments may focus on sightseeing and cultural experiences. It’s advisable to review the itinerary and fitness requirements to ensure the package aligns with your physical capabilities and preferences.
Q6: Can I customize the Himalayan Odyssey package?
While the Himalayan Odyssey offers a set itinerary, some customization options may be available. You can inquire about adding specific activities or extending your stay at certain destinations. Contact our customer service team to discuss customization possibilities and any associated costs.
Q7: How can I book the Himalayan Odyssey package?
Booking the Himalayan Odyssey package is straightforward. Visit our official website to check for available departure dates, package pricing, and the booking process. If you have any queries or require assistance, our customer service team is ready to guide you through the booking steps and provide any necessary information.
Q8: What is the best time to embark on the Himalayan Odyssey?
The best time to experience the Himalayan Odyssey largely depends on the specific destinations and activities included in the package. Generally, the spring (April to June) and fall (September to November) months offer pleasant weather and clear skies, making them ideal for outdoor exploration. However, the Himalayas have unique attractions in every season, so your choice of travel dates can cater to your interests.
Q9: What essential items should I pack for the Himalayan Odyssey?
Pack clothing suitable for the expected weather conditions, which can vary greatly in the Himalayas. Include comfortable walking shoes, warm layers, rain gear, and any required trekking or outdoor equipment. Don’t forget essentials like a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a first aid kit, and personal medications. Review the detailed packing list provided by the tour operator to ensure you’re well-prepared.
Q10: Are there any age restrictions for the Himalayan Odyssey package?
The Himalayan Odyssey is open to travelers of various age groups, but the level of physical demand and activities involved may vary. It’s important to review the itinerary and fitness requirements to determine if the package is suitable for your age and physical condition. If you have any concerns, feel free to contact our customer service team for guidance.