Bhutan Tour – Paro Festival
Himalayan Explorer: Sikkim, Gangtok and Bhutan
Join us on our Bhutan tour with Paro Festival this Spring.
The tour starts by traveling to Sikkim and Darjeeling.
This is an adventurous but relatively easy journey traveling overland to Paro, the gateway to Bhutan, via Sikkim and Darjeeling in the Indian Himalayas.
En-route to Paro, we visit marvelous monasteries and enjoy the dramatic beauty of the Himalayan Mountains. Visit ancient cities of Gangtok, Rumtek and Pemayangtse.
A stunning drive through forests of oak, pine and orchids with the towering snow-capped Kangchendzonga range in the background brings us to Darjeeling. The tranquil environs with quaint villages, cascading waterfalls and the surrounding hills is a perfect setting for the tea estates and monasteries. A highlight in Darjeeling is a ride on the famous toy train up to Ghoom Monastery.
Enjoy the drive from Darjeeling to Bhutan with stunning views of plains, jungles and traditional Bhutanese farm houses.
We celebrate the vibrant Paro Festival. Then set out for Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan and the winter residence of the Central Monastic Body.
The tour continues to Bumthang, the cultural heartland of Bhutan, Trongsa, the ancestral home of the Bhutanese Royal Family, and Thimphu, an enchanting blend of the old and new.
BHUTAN TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- Travel to Bhutan via Sikkim and Darjeeling
- Sunrise on Tiger Hill with views of Mt. Kangchendzonga, the 3rd highest peak in the world!
- Join the locals to celebrate the colorful Paro Festival
- Enjoy striking Himalayan beauty: snow-capped peaks, terraced fields and tea plantations
- Optional day hikes through charming, friendly villages