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                                      ... the Land of Mystical Splendor !

 

The Roof Of The World
A combination of Nepal, Sikkim , Darjeeling, Bhutan and Tibet
Duration 18 days
 

 
Day  
01

Arrive Kathmandu

  Arrive Kathmandu meet & transfer to hotel
The Himalayas stretch over several countries ,however Nepal holds the crown with the lofty Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak.
Afternoon visit the Temple of Living Goddess, Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka,
   
02 Kathmandu / Kalimpong
  Transfer to airport for a short 45-minute flight to Bhadrapur ( India Nepal border) Drive through the Teesta Valley to Kalimpong situated at an altitude of 4101 ft with a quiet, beautiful countryside, dotted with European styled cottages, At leisure. Optional Visit the Scottish Church & Dr. Graham’s Home, a residential instituition for boys, visit one of the numerous flower & orchid nurseries.
Overnight in hotel
03 Kalimpong / Gangtok
 

Morning tour of Kalimpong, visiting Arts & Craft Centre, Tharpa Choling Monastery , Thongsa Monastery, thereafter drive to Gangtok ( Sikkim ). Check into hotel for overnight

   
04 Gangtok
  Morning tour of Institute of Tibetology, Phurba Chorten, Cottage Industry, Deer Park, Tashi View Point to experience the breathtaking view of Mt. Khangchendzonga & Gangtok city
Rest of the day at leisure.
   
05

Gangtok

  Morning visit Enchey Monastery, Ganesh Tok, Tsuk La Khang Monastery, Himalayan Zoo. Afternoon at leisure. Optional visit the Ridge, White Hall, Lall Bazar
   
06

Gangtok

  Day excursion to Ipecac Garden, Rumtek Monastery, Nehru Botanical Garden and Changu Lake.
   
07 Gangtok / Darjeeling
  Drive to Darjeeling. Check into hotel. City tour Chowrasta, Observatory Hill, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, there after proceed to Ghoom Monastery, built in1875, which has one of the largest statues of the Maitreya Buddha, the Batasia Loop & War Memorial. Evening at leisure in Chowrasta, Darjeeling’s main promenade with quaint wooden shops & kiosks selling Tibetan artefacts, You can have a pony ride or simply sit in a cafetaria to enjoy the view of the Kanchendzonga range.
Overnight in hotel.
   
08 Darjeeling / Phuntsholing (Bhutan)
  Drive to Phuntsholing ( 85 kns ) Being the gateway to Bhutan from the Indian border town of Jaigon, Phuntsholing has developed into a trading centre between the two countries. A massive gateway constructed in Bhutanese style of architecture welcomes the traveler. On arrival check in to hotel . Later visit Zangdopelri Monastery. Overnight in hotel
   
09 Phuentsholng / Thimphu
  Early morning drive to Thimphu ( 174 kms). Afternoon visit of the Memorial Chorten , a Stupa, built in memory of King Jigmi Dorjee Wangchuk, , National Library, where ancient manuscripts are preserved, the Handicrafts Emporium where traditional textiles, arts and crafts are displayed and can be bought.
Overnight in Hotel
 
   
10 Thimpu
  Day tour of Thimphu visiting the Institute for Traditional Medicine, the School of Traditional Arts and Craft , Simtokha Dzong, Tashichodzong, Phajoding Monastry. Overnight in hotel
   
11 Thimphu / Paro (65 Kms)
  Early morning drive to Paro , the most scenic valley in Bhutan with Mount Chomolhari towering over the town at 23,997 feet . Check into hotel. Later visit Taksang Monastery at an altitude of 10,000 feet. (The monastery is known as the Tiger’s Nest, as it is believed that Guru Padmasambha landed here on the back of a tiger.) , Sang Tog Peri Monastry. Return to hotel for overnight
   
12 Paro
  Tour of Paro City visiting National Museum, Rinpung Dzong, Drugyel Dzong. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in hotel.
   
13 Paro / Kathmandu
  Transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu , check in to hotel. Afternoon visit Durbar Square, Temple of Living Goddess, Hanuman Dhoka. Evening optional visit to Thamel, the fascinating bustling bazars spilling with muti- cuisine restaurants, the most happening place in Kathmandu.Overnight in hotel
   
14

Kathmandu

  Full day tour of Bhadgaon, Bodhnath, Pashupatinath, thereafter proceed to the fascinating town of Patan with its Durbar Square, temples & pagodas, visit the Refugee Handicraft Centre which sells exquisite hand woven carpets, shawls and various Nepalese artifacts. Evening at leisure. Try your luck at one of the numerous Casinos of Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel
   
15 Kathmandu / Lhasa
  Morning transferred to airport for flight to Lhasa ( Tibet). On arrival transfer to hotel.
Lhasa " The land of Gods ". is located on the north bank of Lhasa Kyi Chu River at an altitude of 3683 metres. Inspite of the Chinese occupation, the town still retains its Tibetan culture.
   
16 Lhasa
  Full day tour of visiting Jokhang Temple , found in 650 AD by King Songtsen Gampo. It remains the spiritual and the holiest center of all Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims, Norbulingkha , the summer palace of successive Dalai Lamas since 1755 AD. On display here are many personal possessions of 14th Dalai Lama. Barkhor, the oldest street in Lhasa that encircles the Jokhang Temple, reflects the typical slow paced Tibetan life-magical, full of mystery and wonder. Overnight in hotel.
   
17 Lhasa
  Today we visit the most famous land mar k of Lhasa, Potala Palace, perched high above the town on Marpori ( red) mountain, this 13 storied 117 metres high palace is a mammoth tribute to Tibetan architectural skills .The name Potala is derived from the Sanskrit word “Potalka” meaning the abode of the Bodhisttava Avalokitesvara.. Originally built by King Songtsen Gampo in 7th century, the palace was destroyed by lightning in 9th century.The fifth Dalai Lama started construction in 1645, however he died before the Red Palace was completed. On his death bed he asked his Prime Minister to keep his death a secret, lest the construction work be held up. The Prime Minister found a monk who resembled the Dalai Lama and thus was able to keep the death a secret till the 13th storey was completed. From the 5th Dalai Lama onwards, Potala Palace became their official winter residence .The Red palace contains assembly halls, shrines,35 chapels, four meditation halls and seven mausoleums contain the embalmed remains of the Dalai Lamas from 5th to 13th ( except the 6th )
Potala was the seat of both religious and political affairs in Tibet until 1965 when the Chinese invaded Tibet and the present His Holiness Dalai Lama fled to India and settled in Dharamshala ( Himachal Pradesh ) and is the single most important building in all Tibet. Overnight in hotel.
   
18 Lhasa / Kathmandu
  After an unforgettable experience of Lhasa we bid goodbye to the Roof Of The World. Transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu and connect onward flight.



Special Interest Tours
The Last Shangri La | Butterfly Tour | Angling Tour | Meditation Tour | Flower Lovers Tour | Rhododendron Tour | Photo Tour

Cultural Tours
Discover Sikkim | Sublime Lotus | Shangrila Tour | Pilgrimage Sikkim | Himalayan Splendour | Formidable Dzongs | On The Kanchendzonga Trail | The Roof Of The World | The Dragon Land | Pemayangste--The Sublime Lotus | A Journey Along The Teesta River   | Monasteries & Chortens | Of Mist & Clouds | Ride On The Historic | World Heritage Train | Monasteries Of Sikkim | Monastics & Ascetics | The Buddhist Lamas | The Kazi Bhutias | The Lachenpas & Lachungpas | A Pilgrimage To Pemayangtse

Sikkim Treks
White Magic Trek | Dzongri Trek | Sangelila Trek | Green Lake Trek | Goecha-la Trek

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