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Private tours Sikkim – Nature trip

Tour description

This Bhutan tour takes you to the most interesting areas of the traditional Himalayan kingdom between Tibet and India: From central Bhutan you will travel through the Himalayan state and finally leave Bhutan by land via the Indian state of Assam.

Discover this truly unique country with its rich Tibetan Buddhist cultural heritage and spectacular mountain scenery. You will feel transported to completely different world and another age. This is because laws were passed early on to protect and promote the unique Bhutanese architecture, so that Bhutan has been spared the aesthetically unpleasant buildings that are springing up like mushrooms elsewhere in Asia. You will meet weavers, market women, farmers, monks and nuns. In Bumthang, the ‘Valley of Women’, you will gain deep and unique insights into the country and its people, visit Bhutan’s unique monastery fortresses, walk through authentic cultural landscapes and observe the original, simple cultivation of cattle and land. All of this is in a sparsely populated, traditional and environmentally conscious country with vast, untouched forests rich in orchids, magnolias and rhododendrons, all surrounded by snow-capped Himalayan giants to the north.

Benefit from our personally cultivated local connections.

We are happy to customize your tour to your needs.
Combine your tour with other destinations or activities. Contact us – we will be happy to help you.

Highlights

  • Bhutan’s Tibetan heritage: monastery fortresses, temples, monastic life
  • Unique natural landscapes, fertile valleys, vast forests with enormously rich biodiversity
  • Traditional farms & the wooden houses and chalets, all in the typical Bhutan style.
  • View of Mt. Jhomolhari, 7,314 meters above sea level
  • Colorful markets
  • The capital city of  Thimpu (populations 115,000)
  • Bhutan’s weavers
  • The lovely valleys of Bumthang and Phobijkha
  • optional hikes through idyllic cultural landscapes
  • Bhutan’s rarely visited west
  • Experience the different climate & vegetation zones, from temperate to tropical

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Bhutan
    Flight from Bangkok, Delhi or Kolkota 
    Option: Arrival from travel module Sikkim, Darjeeling or
    Kalimpong by land via the border town of Phuntsholing:
    +1 additional day
  • Day 2: Tiger nest visit and sightseeing in and arou 2nd Paro
  • Day 3: Paro – Thimpu with sightseeing
  • Day 4: Thimpu with city tour according to your interests
  • Day 5: Thimpu – Punakha
  • Day 6: Punakha – Gangtey, 3,000 m
  • Day 7: Gangtey – Trongsa – Bumthang / Jakar, 2,600 – 4,000 m
  • Day 8: Bumthang
  • Day 9: Bumthang/Jakar – Mongar, 1,524 m
  • Day 10: Mongar – Trashigang, 1,136 m
  • Day 11: Trashigang – Trashyantshi – Trashigang
  • Day 12: Trashigang – Samdrup Jongkhar, 610 m
  • Day 13: Samdrup Jongkhar – Guwahati, Assam, India
    Continue with travel module Assam Kaziranga, Kolkota, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Kalimpong or Delhi

Best time to travel

  • October to May with temperatures between approx. 15°C and 25°C
  • Spring (March to May) rhododendron in bloom, possibly not so clear mountain views
  • Autumn (October to November) usually clear mountain views
  • Winter (December to January) various festivals

Additional options

  • Extend your Bhutan trip with any additional days in Paro, Gangtey, Thimpu or Bumthang or shorten this tour by up to four days.
  • Journey to Bhutan also by land, e.g. following the travel module Sikkim, Darjeeling or Kalimpong or from Bagdogra Airport, West Bengal.
  • Integrate travel module Assam Kaziranga with Brahmaputra river cruise and elephant safari (with fantastic wildlife sightings such as rhinos, various bird & mammals) in Kaziranga National Park at the end of your Bhutan crossing, before you onward or return journey
  • Include hikes or trekking of your choice accompanied by a professional, local guide. There are easy to very challenging hikes and treks to choose from
  • Choose hotel upgrades and enjoy the benefits of beautiful & aesthetic 5-star hotels in Paro, Thimpu, Bumthang and Gangtey.
  • Include a mask dance festival – we will inform you about festivals in your time slot

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