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Inside the Hidden Kingdoms BH

Tour Duration 23 Days
 

Adventure Tour in Bangladesh, India, Bhutan and Nepal

Travel with us on this cultural adventure from the vast Ganges Delta of Bangladesh, through the tea plantations of Darjeeling and into the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. Along the way we explore relics of the Raj, ruined monasteries and ancient temples. These awe-inspiring religious sites are set against the dramatic backdrop of the Himalayan Mountains. This departure also spends time at the annual Thimpu Festival.

Tour Highlights

  • Dhaka - Join the water taxis and float down the Buriganga River
  • Kantanagar Temple - Explore this beautifully decorated brick and terracotta Hindu temple
  • Darjeeling - Take a ride on the 'Toy Train' in this famous hill station
  • Gangtok - Soak up the atmosphere in the colourful Sikkimese capital
  • Thimpu - Spend time in the most relaxed capital city in the world and join in the annual festival celebrations
  • Punakha - Visit the stunning Dzong, located at the confluence of two rivers

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour in Dhaka

  • 2
    Take a boat ride on Dhaka's Buriganga River

  • 3
    Visit Puthia's Hindu Temples en route to Bogra

  • 4
    Explore the ancient city of Mahastangarh

  • 5
    Discover the ornate terracotta designs of Kantanagar Temple

  • 6
    Cross in to India and travel to Darjeeling

  • 7
    Ride on the Toy Train to Ghoom Monastery

  • 8
    Watch the sunrise across the Himalaya at Tiger Hill

  • 9
    Drive to Pelling. Evening walk to Sanga Choling Monastery

  • 10
    Walk on the shores of Kecheopelri Lake; visit Pemayangtse Monastery

  • 11
    Explore Sikkim's former capital. Drive to Gangtok

  • 12
    Visit a Tibetan craft centre. Free time to relax

  • 13
    Drive to Kalimpong stopping at Rumtek Monastery

  • 14
    Pass through vast tea estates and enter Bhutan

  • 15
    Discover Thimpu's Tashichho Dzong

  • 16
    Enjoy the displays at the annual Thimpu Festival

  • 17
    Witness the final day of the festival

  • 18
    Cross the Dochu La Pass en route to Punakha

  • 19
    Visit the riverside dzong before driving to Paro

  • 20
    Hike to the Tiger's Nest Monastery

  • 21
    Day trip to the Haa Valley

  • 22
    Fly to Calcutta. Explore Dalhousie Square

  • 23
    Tour ends in Calcutta

Tour notes

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Why Book this tour
Thimpu Festival
This tour is planned to coincide with Bhutan’s biggest and most spectacular Tshechu (festival). This three day event attracts thousands of people from all over Bhutan and takes place within the confines of the magnificent Tashichho Dzong monastery that dominates the skyline of Thimpu. Ideal for those who wish to immerse themselves in local culture and witness dancing monks, along with the fabulous masks and costumes of performers in the courtyard of this ancient place, amongst throngs of local Bhutanese.
Included meals 22 8 8
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Boat, Flight
Accommodation
20 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Simple Hotel
1 night Comfortable Camping
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16