North East Program Ex Phuentsholing 12 Nights / 13 Days

12 Nights Itinerary Covering: Phuentsholing - Gangtok - Darjeeling - Shillong - Tezpur - Dirang - Tawang - Bomdila - Guwahati

Overview

Want to visit the famous Buddhist Monastery in North East India? We have prepared a 13 Day itinerary of Seven sisters of India for you. It will take you across the top Buddhist monasteries in Tawang, Bomdila, Darjeeling, Tezpur, Dirang, and more places. Along with this, enjoy the natural beauty and pleasant weather of North East India and interact with the locals for immersive experiences.

Meals, transfers, accommodations, and sightseeing tours are included in the North East India Program from the Phuentsholing package to ensure smooth travel. Contact us today and plan the ideal Seven sisters of India tour package with travel experts and have a memorable holiday in North East India.

Highlights

  • Visit the 18th-century Phodang Monastery in Gangtok
  • Explore Darjeeling’s tourist attractions
  • Find inner peace at Ghoom Monastery
  • Witness picturesque views from Darjeeling toy train
  • Admire exquisite architecture at Kalachakra Monastery
  • Visit the highly revered Tawang Monastery

Itinerary - North East Program Ex Phuentsholing

Day 1 - Phuentsholing - Gangtok

Cross Bhutan Border and meet our representative who will pick you up and transfer you to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Enjoy this 7-hour ride through lush forests and valleys. Once reached, complete the check-in at the hotel and rest. Overnight stay in Gangtok.

Day 2 - Gangtok Tour

Post breakfast, get ready to visit Phodang Monastery, a Buddhist Monastery located approx. 28 km from Gangtok. It was rebuilt in the 18th century and houses around 250 monks today. After the tour, return to the hotel and spend the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Gangtok.

Day 3 - Gangtok - Darjeeling

Wake up and have breakfast. Check out from the hotel and travel from Gangtok to Darjeeling by road (3 hours drive). Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and unwind. Later, proceed to explore Darjeeling's famous attractions including the Tibetan Refugee Center and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Come back to the hotel after the tour and spend a comfortable overnight in Darjeeling.

Day 4 - Darjeeling Sightseeing Tour

On day 4 of your North East India Program from Phuentsholing tour, wake up early and visit Tiger Hill. It is among the renowned attractions for sunrise in Darjeeling and you cannot afford to miss it. After sunrise, visit Ghoom Monastery on the way back to the hotel.

Have breakfast and later, go out to enjoy a ride on the Darjeeling toy train. The train will take you up to Ghoom. Spend the evening strolling the local markets. Overnight stay in Darjeeling.

Day 5 - Darjeeling - Shillong

Arise for a toothsome breakfast and check out. Leave for Bagdogra Airport (3 hours drive) and catch a flight to Guwahati Airport. On arrival, you will be transferred to Shillong (2 hours drive). Once reached, complete the check-in formalities and rest for a while. Later, head to Wards Lake, famous for its pristine beauty. If time allows, visit the Don Bosco Museum. Return to the hotel and hop onto the bed for a restful sleep.

Day 6 - Shillong Optional Tour

Post scrumptious breakfast at the hotel, leave for Mawlynnong, one of the cleanest villages in Asia that many people visit from all across the world. En route, stop at Shillong Peak and witness the breathtaking landscapes of the city below.

You can also view the plains of Bangladesh from this peak. Next, trek to the Living Root Bridge. Explore the surroundings and soak in the natural beauty. Explore the village and meet the locals. Thereafter, return to Shillong. En route, visit Elephant Falls. Overnight stay in Shillong.

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After breakfast, drive to Cherrapunji, the second wettest place on the earth. Here, visit Nohsngithiang Falls, Mawsmai caves, Nohkalikai Falls (world's fourth highest), and other attractions. On the way back to the hotel, stop at Elephant Falls. Overnight stay in Shillong.

Day 7 - Shillong - Tezpur

On day 7 of your North East tour from Phuentsholing, have breakfast and check out. Leave for Tezpur (5 to 6 hours). Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and rest for a while. In the afternoon, visit Agnigarh and Cole Park. Come back to the hotel and spend relaxing overnight.

Day 8 - Tezpur - Dirang

Savor a fulfilling breakfast at the hotel and check out. Today, you will proceed from Tezpur to Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh (5 hours drive). En route, halt at Orchid Park at Tipi and spend some time. Once reached, check-in at the hotel and rest. Freshen up and make your way to the Buddhist Kalachakra Monastery. Witness the majestic architecture here that resembles the Tibetan Monasteries. Monpas are the major tribe of this region. After the tour ends, return to the hotel and slide under the sheets for a sound sleep.

Day 9 - Dirang - Tawang

After breakfast, check out and drive from Dirang to Tawang (134 km). On the way, you will cross Sela Pass, which is at a height of 4170 m (13,700 feet) above sea level. It is also the highest motorable road in North East India.

Once reached, complete the check-in formalities and unwind. In the evening, go out to explore the local market. Overnight stay at Tawang.

Day 10 - Tawang Tour

Today is reserved for the Tawang sightseeing tour. After breakfast, proceed to visit Tawang Monastery. It is highly revered by Buddhism followers and offers picturesque views. It is the second largest in Asia and can house about 700 monks.

In the afternoon, head to Urgelling Monastery, the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama. Visit Gyan Ganga Ani Gompa, which houses more than 100 nuns. Afterward, come back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Note: Bumla and Madhuri Lake are not included.

Day 11 - Tawang - Bomdila

On day 11 of your Seven sisters of India tour package, have breakfast and leave the hotel. You will proceed from Tawang to Bomdila (5 hours drive). It is a paradise that invites many nature lovers from all around the world.

Once reached, check-in at the hotel and rest. In the afternoon, make your way to Bomdila Monastery. If time allows, also visit the Craft Center. After the tour, come back to the hotel and enjoy a comfy overnight sleep.

Day 12 - Bomdila - Guwahati

Post breakfast, leave for Guwahati, the capital city of Assam. Once reached, check-in and relax for a while. Spend the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Guwahati.

Day 13 - Departure from Guwahati

This is the last day of your North East Program Ex Phuentsholing tour. So, after a leisurely breakfast, leave for Guwahati Airport and catch your flight back home with pleasant memories of the seven sisters of India.

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