India - the Chaos, Charm & Calm

Kolkata - Kathmandu

16 days through India, Nepal
FROM: $1430 USD + 540 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Canoe, Overnight Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 3 nights
Overnight Train 1 night
Basic Hotel 5 nights
Guesthouse 3 nights
Camping 3 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 8, Lunches x 4, Dinners x 6
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ZAK
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

The trip name says it all; the Chaos, Charm and the Calm. The Chaos comes first. In fact, it virtually hits you in the face - try crossing the road in Kolkata and you will understand this. What a city Kolkata is; manic, mad and magnificent in a fading and time ravished manner, but no visit to India is complete without spending a couple of days experiencing this charming place.

Equally, India is about train travel and so we include an overnight journey northwards to the foothills of the Himalayas and on to Darjeeling. Here is India's most famous train trip of all; the Toy train of Darjeeling. The narrow gauge track winds its way through villages and towns and up into the mountains to the city of Darjeeling. This is where the calm takes over and we walk and relax in the hills, five hours away from the city on a small farm retreat.

Add in the splendour of the mighty mountains in Sikkim and its Buddhist charms, wildlife and spectacular drives in Nepal and you have a trip that you just should not miss.


Explore the myriad attractions of Kolkata
Experience a local overnight train from Kolkata to Siliguri
Explore Darjeeling and the surrounding hills
3 nights at the remote tea plantation, Karmi Farm charity project, rural hikes
Travel to the far north, into the Himalayas in beautiful Sikkim
Stay at the beautiful Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp
Explore Kathmandu and its stunning temples and sites

This is the India that time has forgotten; a great and relaxed insight into rural and urban India. A very easily paced trip with home stays, hotels and hostels. This is ideal for someone who is not just after the Taj and Temples.

Experience a local overnight train from Kolkata to Siliguri

Visit to the Karmi Farm charity project

Explore the incredible 18th-century Rumtek Monastery the home of the Karmapa Lama the spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu sect of Buddhism

Day 1 - Kolkata (25th November 2020)

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

Today is a free day to explore the sights, sounds and flavours of the incredible city of Kolkata. There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm - please look for a note from your tour leader when you arrive at the hotel giving more details about this meeting.

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.


Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Overnight train to Siliguri (26th November 2020)
Day 3 - Darjeeling (27th November 2020)
Day 4 - Darjeeling (28th November 2020)
Day 5 - Darjeeling (29th November 2020)
Day 6 - Karmi Farm (30th November 2020)
Day 7 - Karmi Farm (1st December 2020)
Day 8 - Karmi Farm (2nd December 2020)
Day 9 - Gangtok (3rd December 2020)
Day 10 - Gangtok (4th December 2020)
Day 11 - Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (5th December 2020)
Day 12 - Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (6th December 2020)
Day 13 - Chitwan NP (7th December 2020)
Day 14 - Khatauti Khola (8th December 2020)
Day 15 - Kathmandu (9th December 2020)
Day 16 - Kathmandu - End Date (10th December 2020)

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25 Nov 20 Kolkata
10 Dec 20 Kathmandu

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16 Dec 20 Kolkata
31 Dec 20 Kathmandu

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06 Jan 21 Kolkata
21 Jan 21 Kathmandu

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03 Mar 21 Kolkata
18 Mar 21 Kathmandu

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07 Apr 21 Kolkata
22 Apr 21 Kathmandu

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24 Nov 21 Kolkata
09 Dec 21 Kathmandu

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30 Dec 21 Kathmandu

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05 Jan 22 Kolkata
20 Jan 22 Kathmandu

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