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.
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
Fly to Kolkatta.
Arrive in Kolkatta and transfer to your hotel. First of two nights in Kolkatta.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today visit to Kharbandi Gompa monastery before you procced to Paro. First of two nights in Paro.
Today, visit stunning Tiger’s Nest monastery. We descend and enjoy lunch at a local farmhouse. Tonight we are treated to traditional Bhutanese entertainment.
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.
Visit Chimi Lhakhang, a temple and monastery and the exceptional Punakha Dzong en-route to Thimpu. First of two nights in Thimphu.
Full day to explore Thimphu. Sightseeing includes majestic Memorial Stupa, the Folk Heritage, Buddha Point and Thimphu’s mighty 17th century Dzong,
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.
Fly back home.
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