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Bengal & Bhutan Explored

 

Summary:

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 journe...

Duration
15 Days
Countries
3
Next Departure
23-Mar-2022
Starting at
USD 5,445.00
Price per day
USD 363.00

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Dragoman
Tour
Bengal & Bhutan Explored
Travel Quality
Budget Travel
Group Size
0 - 23
Age Group
18 - 99 Years

Summary

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.

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Kolkata
Day 2.
Darjeeling
Day 3.
Darjeeling
Day 4.
Phuntsholing
Day 5.
Thimphu
Day 6.
Thimphu
Day 7.
Punakha
Day 8.
Bumthang
Day 9.
Bumthang
Day 10.
Gangtey
Day 11.
Gangtey
Day 12.
Paro
Day 13.
Paro
Day 14.
Kathmandu
Day 15.
Kathmandu

Visited Countries (3): Bhutan, India, Nepal

Visited cities (6): Darjeeling, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Paro, Punakha, Thimpu

 

Details

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.

Remarks

Highlights

  • 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
  • Hike up to the iconic 'Tiger's Nest' - the famous symbol of Bhutan
  • Explore Kathmandu - after flying from Paro

Included in Price

  • Local Guides where necessary, One Dragoman Crew Member, One Local Crew Member
  • Breakfasts x 10, Lunches x 9, Dinner x 10
  • Overnight Train 1 nightBasic Hotel 8 nightsGuesthouse 2 nightsComfortable Hotel 3 nights

Important!

  • Your itinerary may include easy-paced day walks, bike rides, and other activities that are not too strenuous.
  • You may be camping some of the time but the pace of the trip is fairly relaxed and the facilities and road conditions are generally of a high standard.

Travel Package

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Tour Kolkata Kathmandu

This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

 

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