Sikkim,Nepal,Bhutan

Sikkim, Bhutan, Nepal. Three Himalayan kingdoms

Sikkim,Nepal,Bhutan

Sikkim, Bhutan, Nepal. Three Himalayan kingdoms

Price
$2400
+ flight to Delhi and back home + 4 domestic flights
Duration
17 days
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We will visit three oldest Buddhist countries in the world, one of which - Bhutan, is considered the happiest in the world. Let's start with picturesque India, where we'll visit Calcutta, Darjeeling and Sikkim - the former Himalayan kingdom. In Nepal we will see the stunning valley of Kathmandu with its ancient cities and temples. The highlight of the trip is the mysterious Bhutan, where the Buddhist idea of happiness became a state principle.

  • Day 1-2
    Arrival in Delhi, flight to Kolkata, the capital of the West Bengal state. Meeting with a tour leader and checking into a hotel in the historical Sudder street. We visit the oldest museum in India - National Museum, with its unique collection of Hindu and Buddhist sculpture dating back 2300 years. Then we visit Victoria Memorial, explore the old British city, and take boats to Shiva Belur temple.
  • Day 3-4
    Flight to Bagdogra, than jeeps to Kalimpong (2.5 hours on the way). We check into a hotel and visit Zang Dhok Palri Phodang monastery. We travel to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim 1600 meters above sea level (5-6 hours on the way). On the way we will visit Rumtek Monastery - the biggest monastery in Sikkim. We enjoy stunning views of Kangchenjunga mount, those interested can visit the local zoo, known for its collection of red pandas. We will also visit Institute of Tibetology with rare collection of old books.
  • Day 5-6
    We leave for Yuksom (8-9 hours trip), on the way visiting the monastery in Tashiding. According to legend, it was built on the site where the arrow dropped by Guru Rinpoche fell. Yuksom is a small village where many Himalayan treks begin. We visit the picturesque lake and the monastery of Dubdi - the oldest monastery of the state, hidden in the forest, from where you can enjoy beautiful views of the mountains.
  • Day 7-8
    Trip to Darjeeling (8-9 hours), the “kingdom of hills” 2300 meters above sea level, famous for its elite black tea. We check into a hotel and walk in the town. Next morning we take a bus to the Tiger hill on the border with Nepal, where we will marvel at the stunning landscape with the famous Kanchenjunga mountain. We will also visit the famous Tibet monastery nearby and take the ropeway above tea plantations to the tea factory.
  • Day 9-10
    We depart to Siliguri by jeeps (2 hours) and from there proceed to the border with Bhutan. We spend a night in a guesthouse in the town of Jaigaon. Next morning we spend 6 hours getting to the capital Thimphu. On the way we will see many traditional villages, forts and rice fields and enjoy lovely mountain views. We check into a hotel in Thimphu and walk in the town.
  • Day 11
    We visit the famous Chorten memorial, where prayers never stop, and the biggest bronze statue of Buddha. We will also walk in the park with takins, Bhutan’s national animal. And lunch we move to Paro, walk on the chain bridge, check into a local hotel and enjoy dinner in a traditional Bhutanese house.
  • Day 12
    In the morning we do a trek to the Paro Taktsang - the Tiger nest temple on the cliff side. To get there we will ascend 1500 meters above sea level, the trek will take us around 4 hours. We will lunch in the cozy cafe near a monastery. According to the legend, the great Buddhist teacher Padma Sabkha flew on a bird to this place, bringing Buddhism to Bhutan. Then we will visit the Kyichu Lhakhang monastery founded in VII century by the Tibetan king and the monastery Rinpung Dzong, where parts of the famous Bernardo Bertolucci film “Little Buddha” were shot.
  • Day 13-14
    Flight to Kathmandu, check into a hotel near the main Boudhanath stupa. We will explore the city which boasts one of the most ancient old town centers in Asia, visiting local markets, temples, famous Swayambu stupa, Pashupatinath cremation place and the famous temple of the Kumari goddess.
  • Day 15-16
    Trip to Nagarkot, with a stop in the ancient Newar city of Bhaktapur and the temple of Changu Narayan. We will spend the night at the hotel and will experience an unforgettable dawn with a view of the Himalayas. Return to Kathmandu. Free time.
  • Day 17
    Flight to Delhi and then back home.
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At a Glance
The oldest museum in India, Victoria memorial, Rumtek Monastery, Tiger hill, Tea plantations and factory, Chorten memorial, Paro Taktsang (Tiger's nest), Temples and palaces of Kathmandu valley
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Dates Availability
2019
07.04 - 23.04 Available for booking
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07 April - 23 April Available for booking $2400 $1500 Rus.,Ukr.,Eng.,Pol. Book
Departures 07.04.2019 - 23.04.2019
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Price $2400
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Group size 11 persons.

We will visit three oldest Buddhist countries in the world, one of which - Bhutan, is considered the happiest in the world. Let's start with picturesque India, where we'll visit Calcutta, Darjeeling and Sikkim - the former Himalayan kingdom. In Nepal we will see the stunning valley of Kathmandu with its ancient cities and temples. The highlight of the trip is the mysterious Bhutan, where the Buddhist idea of happiness became a state principle.

Is this trip for you?

The trip is of light physical grade. It includes four short flights, walks in cities and towns, riding jeeps for up to 9 hours with visiting places of interest on the way. We will also do an easy 4 hours long trek. Accommodation in tourist class hotels and guesthouses, most of them will have hot water and wi fi internet.

The price of the trip includes:

  • Accommodation in double/twin rooms of tourist class hotels and guesthouses during the entire trip;
  • All transportation;
  • Visa to Bhutan;
  • Food in Bhutan;
  • Guiding services during the entire trip.

To be paid separately:

  • Flight to Delhi and from Delhi back home;
  • Flights Paro-Kathmandu ($225), Kathmandu-Delhi ($90); Delhi-Kolkata ($70); Kolkata-Bagdogra ($70);
  • Insurance (mandatory);
  • Entry tickets to museums, palaces, park and other plces of interest ($50);
  • Food in India and Nepal ($10-15 per person per day);
  • Visas to India and Nepal.
At a Glance
The oldest museum in India, Victoria memorial, Rumtek Monastery, Tiger hill, Tea plantations and factory, Chorten memorial, Paro Taktsang (Tiger's nest), Temples and palaces of Kathmandu valley
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Dates Availability
2019
07.04 - 23.04 Available for booking

Citizens of almost all countries need a visa to enter India. Indian visa should be obtained online or in the Indian embassy in your country of residence. It costs $77. 

Citizens of almost all countries need a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is obtained on arrival and costs $30.

Visa to Bhutan is obtained in Kathmandu. 

We provide free visa consulting to clients.

At a Glance
The oldest museum in India, Victoria memorial, Rumtek Monastery, Tiger hill, Tea plantations and factory, Chorten memorial, Paro Taktsang (Tiger's nest), Temples and palaces of Kathmandu valley
Have a question?
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Dates Availability
2019
07.04 - 23.04 Available for booking