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Myanmar Outbound Tour Packages; TASTE OF HILLS (Darjeeling,India with Thimphu,Bhutan)

Tour Price: Tour only Package Deal =US$1470 per person for 10 ~15 pax group (twin/triple-sharing room at 3 Star Hotel) Price offer valid till March 2020 Tour Type: Tour Code: MIS/OT-TT/01-2019/India-Bhutan (Outbound) Tour Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights

Trip Highlights

  • Experience breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks in India, Darjeeling
  • Visit Ghoom Monastery, the oldest in the area, known for its 15 feet-high statue of the Maitreya Buddha.
  • Visit Tashichho Dzong, a Buddhist monastery and fortress in the city of Thimphu in Bhutan, which houses the throne room and offices of the king, the cabinet secretariat and the ministries of home affairs and finance
  • Visit the famous Taktsang Monastery, also known as “Tigers Nest”, a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and the temple complex can be seen hanging precariously and magically from a rather steep cliff

Itinerary Overview

DAY 01: ARRIVE KOLKATA

DAY 02: KOLKATA – BAGDOGRA (BY AIR) – DARJEELING

DAY 03: DARJEELING

DAY 04: DARJEELING – PHUENTSHILING

DAY 05: PHUENTSHILING – THIMPHU

DAY 06: THIMPHU – PARO

DAY 07: PARO

DAY 08: PARO – KOLKATA – YANGON (BY AIR)

Flight Information (1st August 2019 – 31st March 2020)

Yangon – Kolkata – Bagdogra (Darjeeling, India)

Day

Airline

Flight No

From

To

ETD

ETA

FREQ

Day 1

MAI

8M 607

RGN

CCU

16:40 pm

17:35 pm

SUN; THU

Day 2

INDIGO

6E 6401

CCU

IXB

16:25 pm

17:40 pm

DAILY

Paro (Bhutan) – Kolkata (India) – Yangon

Day 8

DRUK

KB 210

PBH

CCU

07:45 am

08:35 am

MON; TUE; THU; FRI; SAT

Layover time in Kolkata 40 min

MAI

8M 608

CCU

RGN

18:35 pm

21:20 pm

THU; SUN

Our Service

*THE ABOVE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES THE MONUMENT ENTRANCE FEES AS MENTIONED BELOW.

COST INCLUDES:

VISA FEES INDIA & BHUTAN ENTRY VISA
COMPULSORY TIPS GUIDE & DRIVER
TRAVEL INSURANCE GGI OR IKBZ
ACCOMODATION HOTEL ON SHARRING BASIS FOR TOTAL 07 NIGHTS
TRANSPORT AS SPECIFIED ABOVE
MEALS AS SPECIFIED ABOVE
RIDE TOY TRAIN FROM DARJEELING TO GHOOM MONASTERY
GUIDE ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE TAX,ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE ASSISTANCE BY TOP TRAVEL AIRPORT STAFF AT AIRPORT
OUR COURTSEY TWO BOTTLE OF MINERAL WATER PER PAX PER DAY, JUICE/SEASONAL FRUITS/SNACKS PER PAX PER DAY, ONE SIM CARD FOR T/L

(WITHOUT BALANCE) & WELCOME & GARLANDING AT THE AIRPORT.

ENTRANCE FEES TIGER HILL, GHOOM MONASTERY, BHUTAN ENTRY TICKET

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Any Airfare, Any hike of Gov taxes, expenses of personal nature such as Liquor, Laundry, Room service, Phone call, Camera fees, Any additional expenses caused because of flight delays/rescheduling/cancellations or conditions beyond our control, Any Supplement charges and any Other Monument Entrances.

 

Tour Detail

DAY 01: ARRIVE KOLKATA (ONLY DINNER)

Arrive Kolkata airport by 8M 607. Meet & Greet at airport then transfer to hotel for check-in into hotel.

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 02: KOLKATA – BAGDOGRA (BY AIR) – DARJEELING (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast visit/sightseeing.

  • Howrah Bridge
  • Paul’s Cathedral Church
  • Victoria Memorial (Closed On Mondays & National holidays)
  • Kalighat Kali Temple

Lunch at local restaurant, After Lunch connect flight for Bagdogra. Upon arrival at Bagdogra then drive to Darjeeling.

DARJEELING: Standing high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134m, “Dorje Ling‟, or place of the Thunderbolt, offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks, with the Kanchendzonga rising higher than all the others. Often referred to as the “Queen of the Hills”, it remains just as alluring with its tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow gauge railway track. Surrounded by World Famous Tea Gardens and snow capped mountains, Darjeeling remains one of the most exotic destinations. Graeme Westlake in his book „An introduction to hill stations on India‟ refers to Darjeeling as having “A view Scarcely Unrivalled on Earth”.

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 03: DARJEELING (B/L/D)

Early morning visit Tiger Hill and Ghoom Monastery.

Tiger Hill: – It is 13 kms from Darjeeling and one can see beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Range like Kanchandzonga , Mount Everest etc. One can see the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden. It is truly a majestic sight.

 Ghoom Monastery:-

This is oldest Monastery in the area which was built in 1875 and one can see the image of Mythey Buddha 15ft. height on the way back from Tiger Hill.

Return to the hotel for breakfast and proceed for toy train ride up to Ghoom and return by jeep.

TOY TRAIN:

The spectacular landscape unfolds as the 2-foot gauge Darjeeling Himalayan railway, opened in 1881, labours at about 10 mph criss-crossing the road. It has tiny 4-wheel locomotives (some over 100 years old) like living legends. One can experience the sound, smell and romance of a bygone era. DHR is a work of genius and technological achievement of 1881. It has social and cultural importance. It is beautiful and has outstanding universal appeal. Based on its unique features, it is considered to be of lasting significance to mankind.

Afternoon proceed for city tour.

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute/Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park:-

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was started in Darjeeling when Tenzing Norgay climbed Everest to give training to learn Mountaineering and other adventure sports related to mountaineering and in that Institute one can see equipment etc.used by Mr. Tenzing Norgay and Everest Museum having complete details on Everest attached to institute one can visit Himalayan Zoological Park where one can see Himalayan animals like Snow Leopard, Tibetan Wolf, Tibetan Yak, Himalayan Black Bear and several varieties of birds.

It‟s close on Every Thursday.

Tibetan Self- Help Centre or Refugee Centre:-

This institute is run by Tibetan Refugees to preserve their handicrafts and one can see making of Tibetan Carpets, Leather work, Paintings and Wooden work etc.

It‟s close on every Sunday.

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 04: DARJEELING - PHUENTSHILING (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel, Morning free for Own Activity at Darjeeling. Later drive to  which is 180 Kms/06 Hrs. Lunch at en-route at hotel/Local Restaurant. Upon arrival clear all the formalities for Immigration/Custom then cross border to Bhutan. Upon arrival check-in into hotel.

Dinner & Overnight Stay at Hotel.

DAY 05: PHUENTSHILING - THIMPHU (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel, After Breakfast drive to Thimphu which is 150 Kms/04 Hrs. Upon arrival check-in into hotel. Lunch at hotel, After Lunch visit Sangaygang View Poin t (Telecom Tower): There’s a wonderful view of Thimphu valley from the hillside below the telecommunications tower (elevation 2685m), high above the town at the end of a road that branches off from the approach to the youth centre. The complex also houses the broadcasting studios of Bhutan television. Don’t photograph the telecommunications installation, but the valley is worth a few snaps. The area is known as Sangaygang and it becomes a lover’s lane late at night. Weekend Market: Later drive to the site of Colorful Weekend Market where people from all walks of life come to sell and buy their stuffs. It‟s place to get an experience with Bhutanese lifestyle, tradition and culture. (Note: Saturdays and Sundays are the days of weekend Market but most people rush on Friday to buy fresh vegetable/fruits and other goods which arrives earlier in the day from nearby districts and places.

Dinner & Overnight Stay at hotel.

DAY 06: THIMPHU - PARO (B/L/D)

Thimphu: (at 2300m) is Bhutan’s capital city and center of government, religion and commerce. About two hours‟ drive east from Paro is this a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Home to civil servants, expatriates and monk body, Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style. It was a wooded farming valley until 1961, when it became Bhutan’s official national capital. The massive Tashicho Dzong, about 700 years old, was carefully revamped in the 1960s by the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk to house the royal and main government offices. Even today, it still only has a few streets and no traffic lights with estimated population of 70,000 people. Thimphu has many places and sights to visit, in addition to several day excursion possibilities. It has relatively more choice in terms of the accommodations.

After breakfast, visit:

 Tashichho Dzong: This fortress serves as the office of the King, ministers and various government organizations. It also is the headquarters for central monastic body of Bhutan. Bhutan’s spiritual leader Je-Khenpo and the monks of both Thimphu and Punakha reside here during summer. It is also the venue for Thimphu Festival in the fall season.

Memorial Chorten: This white and tall landmark of Thimphu was built in 1974 in the memory of third King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who is popularly regarded as Father of Modern Bhutan. It is a four-storey tall white building, containing statues and iconography of deities from complex tantric teachings and serves as an important place of worship for Thimphu residents, as well as from other parts of the country.

Dinner & Overnight Stay at hotel.

DAY 07: PARO (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel, After Breakfast visit Taktsang Monastery: Also known as “Tiger’s Nest‟. Hanging precariously and magically from a rather steep cliff, the Taktshang monastery is a monument of genuine pride for the Bhutanese nation. It defies architectural principles to the core and amazes tourists from around the world. It is a sight to behold. Taktshang or the Tigers lair as the monastery is called, it is widely regarded is one of the most important monuments of spiritual significance in Bhutan. Its history is deeply associated with the visit of Guru Padmasambhava, the revered Indian saint who came to Bhutan in the 8th century AD.

Dinner & Overnight Stay at Hotel.

DAY 08: PARO – KOLKATA – YANGON (BY AIR) (ONLY BREAKFAST)

Breakfast at hotel, After Breakfast connect flight for onward destination.

TOUR ENDS

Package Price Detail

(USD PER PERSON BASIS) Price valid till March 2020

MINIMUM NOS OF PAX + FOC

FIRST CLASS

TYPE OF A/C TRANSPORT

30 PAX PAYING + 02 FOC

1435

PER PAX

INNOVAS IN DARJEELING SECTOR

(05 PAX IN ONE INNOVA) & VAN IN BHUTAN

25 PAX PAYING + 01 FOC

1430

PER PAX

INNOVAS IN DARJEELING SECTOR

(05 PAX IN ONE INNOVA) & VAN IN BHUTAN

20 PAX PAYING + 01 FOC

1445

PER PAX

INNOVAS IN DARJEELING SECTOR

(05 PAX IN ONE INNOVA) & VAN IN BHUTAN

15 PAX PAYING + 01 FOC

1470

PER PAX

INNOVAS IN DARJEELING SECTOR

(05 PAX IN ONE INNOVA) & VAN IN BHUTAN

10 PAX PAYING + 00 FOC

1470

PER PAX

INNOVAS IN DARJEELING SECTOR

(05 PAX IN ONE INNOVA) & MINI VAN IN BHUTAN

08 PAX PAYING + 00 FOC

1505

PER PAX

01 A/C MINI VAN

06 PAX PAYING + 00 FOC

1590

PER PAX

01 A/C MINI VAN

04 PAX PAYING + 00 FOC

1735

PER PAX

01 A/C INNOVA CAR

02 PAX PAYING + 00 FOC

2075

PER PAX

01 A/C CAR

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT

385

NETT PER ROOM

 

AIRFARE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Yangon (RGN) – Kolkata (CCU) round-trip

USD 310 – 400 PER PAX

Kolkata (CCU) – Bagdogra (IXB) one-way

USD 70 – 100 PER PAX

PARO (PBH) – Kolkata (CCU) one-way

USD 260 – 300 PER PAX

Hotel Usage

Hotel used are as under or equivalent:

(Any of the below hotels, please do not insist or any one particular hotel, but we will try to keep your request)

CITY

FIRST CLASS

WEBSITE

KOLKATA

HOTEL HOWARD JOHNSON

https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/hojo/rajarhat-india/howard-johnson-kolkata/overview

DARJEELING

SUMMIT YASHASHREE

http://www.summithotels.in/darjeeling-yashshree-suites-and-spa-hotel/

PHUESTLING (INDIA – BHUTAN BORDER)

HOTEL DRUK

http://drukhotels.com/phuntsholing/

THIMPHU

PHUENTSHOPELRI/GAKYIL/WANGCHUK RESORT/GYELSA BOUTIQUE/AMODHARA

PARO

OLATHANG/DEWACHEN/GALLING RESORT/KHANGKHU/MEETA