14 days in Bhutan & Sikkim Itinerary

14 days in Bhutan & Sikkim Itinerary

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14 days in Bhutan & Sikkim Itinerary

Siliguri, India
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Paro, Bhutan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Wangdue, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
Pelling, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Gangtok, India
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Siliguri, India

3
days
Paro, Bhutan

Paro ©
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Get outdoors at Motithang Takin Preserve and Chele La Pass. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum and Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan. Change things up with these side-trips from Paro: Thimphu (Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) & Kuenselphodrang). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taktsang Palphug Monastery, make a trip to Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong.

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Siliguri, India to Paro is an approximately 8-hour car ride. In May, daytime highs in Paro are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Paro

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Scenic Drive

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Thimphu
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National Museum ©
National Museum
Taktsang Palphug Monastery ©
Taktsang Palphug Monastery
Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong

1
day
Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi L'hakhang Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, then don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, and finally snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

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You can drive from Paro to Punakha in 2 hours. May in Punakha sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Wangdue.

Things to do in Punakha

#Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

1
day
Wangdue, Bhutan

Wangdue ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Phobjikha Valley and then don't miss a visit to Gangtey Monastery.

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You can drive from Punakha to Wangdue in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Wangdue are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Wangdue

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Phobjikha Valley, Gangtey Monastery
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Phobjikha Valley ©
Phobjikha Valley
Gangtey Monastery ©
Gangtey Monastery

2
days
Pelling, India

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 28th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, then take in the views from Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tashiding Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls and then explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake.

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You can drive from Wangdue to Pelling in 16 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

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Pemayangtse Monastery, Tashiding Monastery
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Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

4
days
Gangtok, India

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Escape the urban bustle at Tsomgo Lake and Himalayan Zoological Park. Get some historical perspective at Nathula Pass and Ranka Monastery. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through MG Marg, admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls, take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rumtek Monastery.

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You can drive from Pelling to Gangtok in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Gangtok are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Rumtek Monastery
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

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