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Himalayan Kingdoms

  • Duration

    24 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Go Beyond
  • Price From

    $11,780pp
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Take an incredible journey through Sikkim and Bhutan. Sikkim sits in the shadow of the world's highest mountains. Bhutan's rich Buddhist culture permeates everyday life.

Tour Highlights

Our Himalayan Kingdoms tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Himalayan Kingdoms Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

This tour is suitable for those who are looking to get more off the beaten track and have an extended period of time available to travel. This tour is rather active and involves some walking, outdoor activities and times at high altitude. This tour involves a day train journey.

  • Day 1

    FLY TO KOLKATA

    DAY 1: FLY TO KOLKATA

    Fly to Kolkata. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

  • Day 2

    EXPLORE KOLKATA

    DAY 2: EXPLORE KOLKATA

    Enjoy a relaxed morning before venturing out for an afternoon tour with visits to the magnificent Victoria Memorial and Kalighat Temple – yo'’ll also see Fort William.

  • Day 3

    TRAIN TO NEW JALPAIGURI

    DAY 3: TRAIN TO NEW JALPAIGURI

    Rise early to visit a fragrant flower market and view the cantilever Howrah Bridge. Stop by Kumortuli, the potters' quarter, and see a Jain temple. Later board a train to New Jalpaiguri before driving to Siliguri to spend the night.

  • Day 4

    DRIVE TO DARJEELING

    DAY 4: DRIVE TO DARJEELING

    Head out of Siliguri through endless tea plantations to the famous hill station of Darjeeling, which is located at a cool 2,134 metres.

  • Day 5

    EXPLORE DARJEELING

    DAY 5: EXPLORE DARJEELING

    Wake before dawn to catch the sun rising over Mount Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hill, which you'll reach by jeep. On the way back to Darjeeling visit Yiga Choling Monastery. Later, all aboard the famous 'Toy Train' which winds its way through the lush green hills and plantations before exploring the Himalaya Mountaineering Institute.

  • Day 6

    INTO SIKKIM

    DAY 6: INTO SIKKIM

    Drive north to Pelling, crossing into the state of Sikkim. Visit Pemayangtse Monastery, one of Sikkim's oldest, where you can find tranquillity along with amazing views.

  • Day 7

    KHECHEOPALRI LAKE

    DAY 7: KHECHEOPALRI LAKE

    Visit the spectacular Khecheopalri Lake, considered sacred by both Buddhists and Hindus, and the magnificent Kanchenjunga Falls.

  • Days 8-9

    DISCOVER GANGTOK

    DAYS 8-9: DISCOVER GANGTOK

    Drive through more spectacular scenery to Sikkim's vibrant capital Gangtok, stopping at 18th-century Tashiding Monastery en route. There is nowhere better than Gangtok to enjoy exotic flowers and mountain panoramas. The next day visit the Enchey Monastery and the Sikkim Research Institute of Technology.

  • Day 10

    RUMTEK MONASTERY

    DAY 10: RUMTEK MONASTERY

    Begin the day at Dharma Chakra Centre and old Rumtek Monastery, before continuing to the bustling bazaar town of Kalimpong.

  • Day 11

    KALIMPONG AT LEISURE

    DAY 11: KALIMPONG AT LEISURE

    Take a day to catch your breath and enjoy some leisurely explorations of Kalimpong – there are plenty of spots to enjoy Himalayan panoramas and also flower nurseries full of local orchids.

  • Day 12

    GORUMARA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

    DAY 12: GORUMARA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

    Take a jeep safari into the depths of Gorumara Wildlife Sanctuary, where you might be lucky enough to spot one-horned rhinos, elephants, leopards and bison.

  • Day 13

    INTO BHUTAN

    DAY 13: INTO BHUTAN

    Cross into Bhutan and continue to Phuentsholing. Later visit the Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang Temple in the centre of the town.

  • Days 14-15

    DISCOVER THIMPHU

    DAYS 14-15: DISCOVER THIMPHU

    Follow the national highway to Bhutan's capital Thimphu, stopping en route at Kharbandi Gompa, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. The next day, explore the city with time at the National Library, Institute for Zorig Chusum, the Handicrafts Emporium and Folk Heritage Museum, Textile Museum and Trashi Chhoe Dzong.

  • Day 16

    TRAVEL TO GANGTEY

    DAY 16: TRAVEL TO GANGTEY

    Drive over the dramatic Dochu La mountain pass admiring the views as you travel to the Phobjikha Valley. Visit Gangtey Gompa, the only Nyingmapa monastery in the region and explore Gangtey village and the surrounding valley.

  • Day 17

    WALKING IN GANGTEY

    DAY 17: WALKING IN GANGTEY

    Enjoy a day of leisure with the option of a hike through the valley for exceptional views across the stunning landscape.

  • Day 18

    RURAL BHUTAN

    DAY 18: RURAL BHUTAN

    Leave Gangtey for Punakha visiting the Black Necked Crane Information Centre en route. On arrival visit Punakha Dzong before hiking through the paddy fields and local villages to Chimi Lhakhang, a temple of fertility.

  • Day 19

    DISCOVER PUNAKHA

    DAY 19: DISCOVER PUNAKHA

    This morning visit the magnificent temple complex at Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang. Later appreciate the incredible views from Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten which is said to have been built to promote peace, stability and harmony in the changing world.

  • Day 20

    TRAVEL TO PARO

    DAY 20: TRAVEL TO PARO

    Drive to Paro, stopping en route at the Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress in the kingdom. Paro is surrounded by some of Bhutan's oldest temples and monasteries, visit Ta Dzong and Rinpung Dzong.

  • Day 21

    TIGER'S NEST MONASTERY

    DAY 21: TIGER'S NEST MONASTERY

    Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) is Bhutan's most famous monastery, perched on the side of a cliff 900 metres above the Paro Valley. It can only be reached by a moderately challenging hike along a woodland trail – the views along the way are the perfect distraction! Returning to Paro, visit Kyichu Lhakhang.

  • Day 22

    FLY TO KOLKATA

    DAY 22: FLY TO KOLKATA

    Rise early to fly back to Kolkata, where you'll have the afternoon at leisure.

  • Days 23-24

    FLY KOLKATA TO AUSTRALIA

    DAYS 23-24: FLY KOLKATA TO AUSTRALIA

    Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kolkata
  • 20°c
  • 11mm
  • Siliguri
  • 13°c
  • 8mm
  • Darjeeling
  • 6°c
  • 20mm
  • Pelling
  • 10°c
  • 15mm
  • Kalimpong
  • 12°c
  • 16mm
  • Thimphu
  • 5°c
  • 25mm
  • Paro
  • 0°c
  • 9mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kolkata
  • 23°c
  • 30mm
  • Siliguri
  • 18°c
  • 18mm
  • Darjeeling
  • 7°c
  • 24mm
  • Pelling
  • 12°c
  • 21mm
  • Kalimpong
  • 14°c
  • 17mm
  • Thimphu
  • 8°c
  • 33mm
  • Paro
  • 2°c
  • 10mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kolkata
  • 28°c
  • 35mm
  • Siliguri
  • 20°c
  • 33mm
  • Darjeeling
  • 10°c
  • 48mm
  • Pelling
  • 16°c
  • 43mm
  • Kalimpong
  • 18°c
  • 47mm
  • Thimphu
  • 10°c
  • 31mm
  • Paro
  • 6°c
  • 34mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kolkata
  • 30°c
  • 60mm
  • Siliguri
  • 26°c
  • 94mm
  • Darjeeling
  • 13°c
  • 116mm
  • Pelling
  • 18°c
  • 93mm
  • Kalimpong
  • 21°c
  • 89mm
  • Thimphu
  • 14°c
  • 58mm
  • Paro
  • 10°c
  • 81mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kolkata
  • 31°c
  • 142mm
  • Siliguri
  • 28°c
  • 300mm
  • Darjeeling
  • 15°c
  • 197mm
  • Pelling
  • 20°c
  • 183mm
  • Kalimpong
  • 22°c
  • 199mm
  • Thimphu
  • 18°c
  • 122mm
  • Paro
  • 12°c
  • 180mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kolkata
  • 30°c
  • 288mm
  • Siliguri
  • 30°c
  • 658mm
  • Darjeeling
  • 16°c
  • 570mm
  • Pelling
  • 22°c
  • 488mm
  • Kalimpong
  • 24°c
  • 565mm
  • Thimphu
  • 20°c
  • 246mm
  • Paro
  • 14°c
  • 416mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kolkata
  • 29°c
  • 411mm
  • Siliguri
  • 30°c
  • 818mm
  • Darjeeling
  • 17°c
  • 782mm
  • Pelling
  • 22°c
  • 735mm
  • Kalimpong
  • 24°c
  • 851mm
  • Thimphu
  • 20°c
  • 373mm
  • Paro
  • 14°c
  • 549mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kolkata
  • 29°c
  • 349mm
  • Siliguri
  • 28°c
  • 643mm
  • Darjeeling
  • 17°c
  • 635mm
  • Pelling
  • 22°c
  • 545mm
  • Kalimpong
  • 24°c
  • 657mm
  • Thimphu
  • 20°c
  • 345mm
  • Paro
  • 14°c
  • 406mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kolkata
  • 29°c
  • 288mm
  • Siliguri
  • 26°c
  • 538mm
  • Darjeeling
  • 16°c
  • 437mm
  • Pelling
  • 21°c
  • 408mm
  • Kalimpong
  • 23°c
  • 453mm
  • Thimphu
  • 19°c
  • 155mm
  • Paro
  • 13°c
  • 259mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kolkata
  • 28°c
  • 143mm
  • Siliguri
  • 21°c
  • 142mm
  • Darjeeling
  • 14°c
  • 122mm
  • Pelling
  • 19°c
  • 109mm
  • Kalimpong
  • 22°c
  • 112mm
  • Thimphu
  • 16°c
  • 38mm
  • Paro
  • 10°c
  • 84mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kolkata
  • 25°c
  • 26mm
  • Siliguri
  • 17°c
  • 13mm
  • Darjeeling
  • 10°c
  • 24mm
  • Pelling
  • 15°c
  • 15mm
  • Kalimpong
  • 18°c
  • 13mm
  • Thimphu
  • 11°c
  • 8mm
  • Paro
  • 6°c
  • 11mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kolkata
  • 21°c
  • 17mm
  • Siliguri
  • 14°c
  • 5mm
  • Darjeeling
  • 7°c
  • 7mm
  • Pelling
  • 12°c
  • 10mm
  • Kalimpong
  • 14°c
  • 6mm
  • Thimphu
  • 7°c
  • 13mm
  • Paro
  • 2°c
  • 5mm
Himalayan Kingdoms map

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