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Inside the Hidden Kingdoms BH

Trip Duration 21 Days
 

Adventure Tour in India, Bhutan and Nepal

Travel with us on this cultural adventure from bustling Kolkata and the nearby Sundarbans, 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.

Tour Highlights

  • The Sundarbans - Take a cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage landscapes of one of the world's largest mangrove forests
  • 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
  • Punakha - Visit the stunning Dzong, located at the confluence of two rivers

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join trip in Kolkata (Calcutta)

  • 2
    Explore Kolkata's temples and historic buildings

  • 3
    Discover more of Kolkata; visit to Belur Math and Dakshineswar Kali Temple

  • 4
    Search for wildlife in the Sundarbans

  • 5
    Cruise through narrow creeks to Dobanke wildlife viewing platform

  • 6
    Return to Kolkata. Overnight train and drive to Darjeeling

  • 7
    Continue to Darjeeling and enjoy an orientation walk of the town

  • 8
    Watch the sunrise across the Himalaya at Tiger Hill

  • 9
    Ride on the Toy Train to Ghoom Monastery

  • 10
    Drive to Pelling. Evening walk to Sanga Choling Monastery

  • 11
    Walk on the shores of Kecheopelri Lake; visit Pemayangtse Monastery

  • 12
    Explore Sikkim's former capital. Drive to Gangtok

  • 13
    Visit a Tibetan craft centre. Free time to relax

  • 14
    Drive to Kalimpong stopping at Rumtek Monastery

  • 15
    Pass through vast tea estates and enter Bhutan

  • 16
    Discover Thimpu's Tashichho Dzong

  • 17
    Cross the Dochu La Pass en route to Punakha

  • 18
    Visit the riverside dzong before driving to Paro

  • 19
    Hike to the Tiger's Nest Monastery

  • 20
    Fly to Kathmandu. Walk through Durbar Square

  • 21
    Tour ends in Kathmandu

Trip notes

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Inside the Hidden Kingdoms
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Included meals 20 8 7
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Boat, Flight
Accommodation
18 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Simple Overnight Train
1 night Premium Camping
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16