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Darjeeling & Kingdom of Bhutan

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15 days
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A beautiful journey across Kolkatta, Darjeeling and Bhutan

DURATION 15 days
FROM £3485.00
STYLEBoats & Trains, Small Groups
LOCATIONS Kolkatta  Darjeeling  Paro  Punakha  Thimphu 

On this incredible journey, explore colourful and vibrant Kolkata, before travelling to Darjeeling in the Himalayan foothills and onwards to Bhutan – the happy kingdom of Bhutan steeped in culture and history.

AT A GLANCE

Vibrant city tour of Kolkata

Visit to the Victoria Memorial

Train journey on Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Sunrise visit at Tiger Hill to watch the sunrise behind Kanchenjunga

Visit to Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling

Guided tour of Darjeeling tea plantation

Explore Paro and the Tiger’s Nest

Visit to Punakha Dzong

Explore Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital

 

ITINERARY DETAILS

DAY 1: In transit

Fly to Kolkatta.

DAY 2: Kolkatta - Oberoi Grand

Arrive in Kolkatta and transfer to your hotel. First of two nights in Kolkatta.

DAY 3: Kolkatta - Oberoi Grand

Today, begin exploring this vibrant city. Visit Victoira Memorial, Jain temple and explore the maze of backstreets as you watch locals painstakingly sculpting statues to present at the local temples.

DAY 4: Fly to Bagdogra and transfer to Siliguri

Early this morning, a visit Kolkata’s lively flower market, where the streets are transformed in an explosion of bright colours. Later, fly to Bagdogra. On arrival, transfer to Siliguri in the foothills of the Himalayas, for an overnight stay.

DAY 5: Darjeeling - Hotel Windamere

Today, start your ascent to almost 7,000ft into the Himalaya mountain range, as you board the enthralling journey on the narrow-gauge UNESCO listed Darjeeling Himalayan train. First of three nights at your hotel in Darjeeling.

DAY 6: Darjeeling - Hotel Windamere

Early morning visit to Tiger Hill viewpoint and witness the sunrise from behind Kanchenjunga. Later take train to Ghum to visit Buddhist monastery. Afternoon visit Darjeeling’s Mountaineering Institute, final resting place of Tensing Norgay.

DAY 7: Darjeeling - Hotel Windamere

For centuries, Darjeeling has been famed as a tea-growing centre. Today, visit one of the town’s authentic tea plantations for a guided tour. Enjoy a tasting in the town’s charming market.

DAY 8: Phuentsholing - Druk Hotel

Your journey continues as you cross into Bhutan. We enjoy lunch in the town of Phuentsholing before visiting the Grassmore village this afternoon. Overnight stay in Phuentsholing.

DAY 9: Paro - Tiger Nest Resort

Today visit to Kharbandi Gompa monastery before you procced to Paro. First of two nights in Paro.

DAY 10: Paro - Tiger Nest Resort

Today, visit stunning Tiger’s Nest monastery. We descend and enjoy lunch at a local farmhouse. Tonight we are treated to traditional Bhutanese entertainment.

DAY 11: Punakha- Green Resort

Today visit the mesmerising Rinpung Dzong, a fortress monastery and the National Museum. Later drive through the alluring mountain route via Dochula Pass to Punakha. Overnight in Punakha.

 

DAY 12: Thimphu - Druk Hotel

Visit Chimi Lhakhang, a temple and monastery and the exceptional Punakha Dzong en-route to Thimpu. First of two nights in Thimphu.

DAY 13: Thimphu - Druk Hotel

Full day to explore Thimphu. Sightseeing includes majestic Memorial Stupa, the Folk Heritage, Buddha Point and Thimphu’s mighty 17th century Dzong,

DAY 14: Kolkatta - Oberoi Grand

Transfer to Paro airport to fly to Kolkatta. Afternoon visit to the beautiful Dalhousie Square, an area created as the centre of the British East India Company’s trading post. Overnight in Kolkatta.

DAY 15: Depart Kolkatta

Fly back home.

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

WHATS INCLUDED

  • Accommodation based on double or twin share
  • Daily breakfast at all hotels in India
  • All meals in Bhutan
  • Sightseeing with private English speaking guide
  • Entrances to places of visit
  • Transfers and domestic travel in air-conditioned coach
  • Visa fee for Bhutan
  • International return economy flights from Heathrow. Regional departures possible at supplement

WHATS EXCLUDED

  • India Visa fee
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Meals not specified
  • Expenses of personal nature, mini bar, laundry

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