Bengal & Bhutan Explored

Kolkata - Kathmandu

15 days through India, Nepal, Bhutan
FROM: $5085 USD + 150 USD Kitty
Transport:
Jeep, Private Bus, Overnight Train, Flight
Crew:
Local Guides where necessary, One Dragoman Crew Member, One Local Crew Member
Accom:
Overnight Train 1 night
Basic Hotel 8 nights
Guesthouse 2 nights
Comfortable Hotel 3 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 10, Lunches x 9, Dinners x 10
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ZKK
Deposit:
$520 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This trip takes you right the way across West Bengal, Nepal and the mystical kingdom of Bhutan. From the bustling streets of Kolkata to the cool, tea growing hills of Darjeeling you will experience India from its most chaotic to its most serene. We journey through the foothills of the Himalayas to the mountain kingdom of Bhutan a country of incomparable charm and calm and a welcome relief after the chaos of Kolkata. Bhutan has a culture based on Gross National Happiness combined with Buddhism. The spectacular Zhongs and temples illustrate the countries heritage as do the people who daily wear their national dress. Leaving Bhutan, we fly across the vastness of the Himalayas past the great mountains of Everest and Kanchenjunga and arrive at Kathmandu with time to explore the history of this beautiful city.

Explore the myriad attractions of Kolkata
Experience a local overnight train from Kolkata to Siliguri
Relax and enjoy a cup of Darjeeling tea with incredible views
Explore Thimphu & its Dzong - seat of government
See the incredible 52m tall golden Buddha Dordenma statue
Trek into the fields surround stunning Punakha & its superb Dzong
Stay in a rural farmhouse to enjoy Bhutanese food, and hospitality
Hike in the beautiful hills above Bumthang
Visit the hidden Phobjikha Valley, with its treks, temples, monasteries and the famous Black-necked cranes
Visit the impressive Paro Rinpung Dzong

An extraordinary journey through some of Asia's most extraordinary cultures. This trip is ideal for lovers of beauty, be it amazing scenery, beautiful people, art or culture. Good hotels and a few home stays make this an easy lifestyle trip. Great walks and hikes.

Day 1 - Kolkata (6th October 2020)

Border Information: If you are joining in Kolkata, you will most likely enter India at Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (IATA code: CCU).

There will be an important group meeting at the joining hotel at 10:00am. Please look out for a note from your tour leader at the hotel reception when you arrive for more details about this meeting. The afternoon is free to explore Kolkata.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Kolkata before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Kolkata.

We will meet in the evening to board an overnight sleeper train from Kolkata to Siliguri - accommodation will be aboard the train tonight, where there are bunk beds with sheets provided.


Accommodation: Overnight Train


Day 2 - Darjeeling (7th October 2020)
Day 3 - Darjeeling (8th October 2020)
Day 4 - Phuntsholing (9th October 2020)
Day 5 - Thimphu (10th October 2020)
Day 6 - Thimphu (11th October 2020)
Day 7 - Punakha (12th October 2020)
Day 8 - Bumthang (13th October 2020)
Day 9 - Bumthang (14th October 2020)
Day 10 - Gangtey (15th October 2020)
Day 11 - Gangtey (16th October 2020)
Day 12 - Paro (17th October 2020)
Day 13 - Paro (18th October 2020)
Day 14 - Kathmandu (19th October 2020)
Day 15 - Kathmandu - End Date (20th October 2020)

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06 Oct 20 Kolkata
20 Oct 20 Kathmandu

$5,085 USD + 150 USD Kitty

Status: Closed

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24 Mar 21 Kolkata
07 Apr 21 Kathmandu

$5,115 USD + 150 USD Kitty

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23 Mar 22 Kolkata
06 Apr 22 Kathmandu

$5,255 USD + 150 USD Kitty

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