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16 Days – Trip to Ladakh and Bhutan

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  • Whole Day Tour
  • Max People : 16
  • Wifi Available
  • 16 Days Trip to Ladakh and Bhutan Tour
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pickup: Delhi International Airport

Take a 16 Days trip to Ladakh and to Bhutan to experience and admire the beauty of nature in abundance. Leh Ladakh blessed with beautiful lakes and high passes with mesmerizing landscape that can take away the breath of the spectators and in the same way Bhutan is another destination loved by the millions of traveller. The exquisite monasteries, stupas, fortrese and palaces will captivate your attention in both the places.

Adventure enthusiasts can visit this region as it provides wide scope for trekking, biking, hiking, cultural and festival attraction and many more activities. This trip covers destinations such as Delhi, Leh, Hemis, Pangong, Khardongla, Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Bumthang and the most popular Tiger Nest temple in Paro Bhutan. The major attractions included in this trip are local markets of Leh, Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Shey Palace, Stok Palace Museum, Hemis Monastery Thiksey, Sindhu Ghat, Pangong Lake, Gurudwara Pather Sahib, the confluence of Zanskar & Indus River and Magnetic Hill, Paro Dzong, Folk Heritage museam in thimphu, Fetility temple in Punakha and Bumthang cultural hub of eastern Bhutan .

Departure & Return Location

Delhi/Bagdugra Airport.

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Hotels and Accommodation

All hotels are provided on twin sharing basis. Supplement cost will be applicable for Single rooms.

Trip Advisory

  • Climatic conditions in high altitudes vary from the plains; takes adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • Pay heed to tour leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.

  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour.

  • Avoid roaming during the night.

  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.

Price Includes

  • Trekking equipment including mattresses and tent Dome/Alpine trekking tents and kitchen tent with camping stool.
  • Professional English speaking Guide throughout the Trip
  • All meals and beverages during the tour
  • Medical kit
  • All meals as per the Itinerary
  • Cooks, trekking guide, porters and yaks
  • Services such as trekking permit, Sikkim royalty and other services
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Bills of Personal Nature
  • International airfare/Domestic
  • Himalayan toy train ride in Darjeeling, tips etc. 
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances such as landslide/strike/accidents/natural calamities, Ropeway

16 Days Trip Highlight

  • Visit The Local Market Of Leh and Thimphu
  • See Shey Palace, Hemis Monastery,Sindhu Ghat, Dochula Pass, Fertility temple and popular Tiger Nest Temple.
  • Enjoy The Beauty Of Pangong Lake and Paro valley
  • Visit Khardung La Pass in Ladakh and Dochula pass in Thimphu.
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Detail Tour Program for 16 Days Trip to Ladakh and Bhutan

Day 1Arrival at Delhi Leh

On your arrival at Delhi Airport you will get a warm welcome from Excursion to Himalayas Representative. He will assist you to board a domestic flight to Leh. Our representative will meet and greet you on your arrival at Leh. He will then escort you to the pre-booked hotel and will assist you in the check-in process.

Our representative will hand over all your tour related documents and will give you a brief about the tour. Spend a relaxed day in the hotel. Overnight stay at Leh.

Day 2Leh Local Tours

Your second day of the tour will include Visit to the monasteries Take a drive post breakfast, to pay a visit to the Shey Palace  Stok Palace Museum, Hemis Monastery Thiksey and Sindhu Ghat. In the evening return back to Leh. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at Leh.

Day 3Leh –Pengong Lake

Leave for Pangong Lake post breakfast, early in the morning. You will cross the Changla Pass to reach Pangong. Post lunch enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the Pangong Lake. Appreciate its high altitude and variations in colors. Return back to Leh for an overnight stay at Leh.

Day 4Leh Khardungla Sham Region

After breakfast visit to Khardung La pass, which is the World’s highest motorable road at 18380 feet. Return to Leh by afternoon and enjoy a Hot Lunch at the hotel. Post Lunch visit to Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Magnetic Hill and Sangam of Zanskar and Indus River. O/N Leh.

Day 5Leh to Delhi

Leave for Leh airport early morning to reach Delhi. Our representative will meet you at the time of departure. Board a flight for onward journey from Delhi Airport. Carry sweet memories of Ladakh from India to cherish throughout life.

Day 6Delhi to Paro Bhutan

Paro is the only international airport in Bhutan. Upon arrival at the airport our team will receive you at the airport and drive you to Thimphu. Visit Textile museam and simply Bhutan centre. This place offers you the opportunity to experience the authentic Bhutanese way of life.

Day 7Thimphu City Tour

Our day begins with visit to memorial chorten built in honor of 3rd King of Bhutan. The chorten is located right in middle of Thimphu city. People from all walks of life visit the place. It’s a great opportunity to interact with locals. 10 minutes drive from the chorten is largest Bhudha statue over looking thimphu valley. The view offers the amazing sights of Thimphu valley with tashichhodzong at the far distance. In the afternoon you will be left in the thimphu town for your leisure walk. Over night at Hotel.

Day 8Thimphu to Punakha

After breakfast we’ll drive to Punakha. Stop at via Dochula Pass (3,150m) that heralds the most amazing views of Bhutan. The drive will take about 3hours and upon arrival, drive to Punakha Dzong, the “Palace of Great Happiness”Built in 1637 by Zhabdrung, the ‘Unifier of Bhutan’. The Dzong is situated at the confluence of Mo Chu and Pho Chu (Mother and Father Rivers) and it houses as the winter headquarters for His Holiness the Je Khenpo.  The three storied fortress of Punakha is a glamorous example of our traditional architecture. The war materials captured during the battle with Tibetans are preserved here. In 1907 His Majesty, king Ugyen wangchuck, the first king of Bhutan was crowned here. Drive back to the hotel and dinner and overnight in the hotel at Punakha

Day 9Punakha to Phobjikha

Discover the glacial valley of Phobjikha, attend an evening prayer ceremony in Punakha, enjoy a picnic in the mountains, and hike to the popular hiking trail in the meadows of Phobjikha valley.

Day 10:Phobjikha to Trongsa

 After breakfast, drive to Trongsa. Visit Trongsa Dzong, the most impressive dzong of Bhutan, built in its present form in 1644 by Chogyal Minjur Tempa, the official who was sent by Shabdrung to unify eastern Bhutan and enlarged at the end of the 17th century by Desi Tenzin Rabgay. Trongsa Dzong is the ancestral home of the present Royal Family and first two hereditary kings ruled Bhutan from this Dzong. Then Visit Ta Dzong, an ancient watch tower. The chapel inside the Ta Dzong is said to be dedicated to the Trongsa Penlop Jigme Namgyal. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 11:Trongsa to Bumthang

After breakfast drive to the beautiful valley of Bumthang, ‘religious heart land of Bhutan’. It is the first valley to receive Buddhism in Bhutan. Many important and religious figures in the history of Buddhism have visited this place and is blessed by them. 

First visit to Jakar Dzong built in the 17th century, the name Jakar was originated from the place itself. It was said that lama Nagi Wangchuk, great grandfather of Zhabdrung came to this place and was looking for a site to build his hermitage. He saw a white bird flying from the place where the Dzong stands today. So he took it as a good omen and named the place Jakar means ‘white bird’, now houses the district headquarter and more than 60 monks of Bumthang. 

Day 12:Bumthang Tour

After good breakfast from Hotel we drive towards Wangdichholing Dzong, Built in 1900 by the father of the first king and was used as a summer residence by both the two kings.  Beautiful wood work and colorful paintings, currently houses more than 30 monks. 

Last visit to Tamzhing Lhakhang, built by Pema Lingpa, the only religious treasure discoverer born in Bhutan during the 15th century. He was a great artist and an architect. The paintings date back to the same time and were painted by him. After the sightseeing, drive back to the hotel and rest of the time in leisure. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.

Day 13:Bumthang Ura valley(3100m) Excursion

Ura is located at about 50 kilometres from Jakar, the main town in Bumthang district, along the old east-west national highway. This beautiful valley

Day 14:Bumthang to Paro via flight

Take flight to Paro from Batpalathng airport. It takes about 25 minutes and upon arrival our team will drive you through Paro town. Visit Dungtse Lhakhang, Visit café and locals markets in Paro.

Day 15:Paro Tiger Nest Hike

Early morning hike to tiger nest is best, as it involves uphill climb of about 3 hours. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. We stop for rest light refreshments at the Taktsang Jakhang and then walk a short distance until we see, clearly and seemingly within reach, The Taktsang monastery hanging over the cliff. The primary Lhakhang was built around Guru Rimpoche’s meditation cave in 1684 by the Penlop of Paro, Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo, said to be his favorite consort.

Afternoon we can take you for Hotstone bath to ease the pain from the hike in Tshering farm house with local alcohol and dinner at Farm House.

Day 16:Paro to onward Journey

Your 16 day tour of Ladakh and Bhutan ends here today with our guide and driver seeing you off from the airport.

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FAQ About 16 Days Trip to Ladakh and Bhutan

What is the duration of the trip?

The trip spans 16 days, offering an extensive exploration of Ladakh and Bhutan.

What are the key highlights of the trip?

Highlights include Ladakh’s monasteries, Pangong Lake, and Bhutanese cultural gems like Thimphu, Paro, and the Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

Is this trip suitable for all age groups?

The trip is designed to accommodate various age groups, but participants should be prepared for some physical activities and high-altitude locations.

What is the best time to undertake the Ladakh and Bhutan trip?

Ideal times are during the summer months (May to September) when weather conditions are favorable for travel.

Are Visa required for both Ladakh and Bhutan, and are they included in the package?

Visa are typically required for both regions, and tour operators often assist in obtaining them as part of the package.

What types of accommodations are provided during the trip of Ladakh and Bhutan?

Accommodations include comfortable hotels or guesthouses, ensuring a pleasant stay during the journey. We can also upgrade the hotels based on the requirement of the clients.

Are meals included in the trip package?

Many tour packages include meals, offering the opportunity to savor local Ladakhi and Bhutanese cuisine.

Is there a limit on the group size for the Ladakh and Bhutan trip?

Group sizes may vary based on the tour operator. Some trips are designed for smaller, more personalized groups. This itinerary will have groups of less than 16 people in the trip.

Are there specific cultural or dress code considerations for Bhutan?

Bhutan has a dress code for visiting monasteries and dzongs. Visitors are required to dress modestly, and specific guidelines will be provided by our guide during the tour.

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