Darjeeling and Bhutan Tour

Darjeeling and Bhutan Tour

Duration
14 days
Destination
Bhutan
  • Trip Grade
    Leisure Holidays 
  • Group Size
    02 - 20 People
  • Best Time
    January - May and Sept - Dec 
  • Accomodation
    Hotel

Trip Overview

Endeavour a beautiful combo of nature, beauty, lush hills and mountains, all at once! The neighbouring countries Nepal Darjeeling Bhutan tour share a privilege of having similar kind of landscape; pristine and intact. Owning to its more of less similar weather condition and terrain, the practice of people in these area are same. You will find greenery everywhere and the influence of Indo- Asian culture.

Talking about Nepal, you must be much familiar to its richness in mountains and diverse terrain. It possesses flat plains, hills to towering mountains in the Himalayan regions. This had led to its lavishness in vegetation which extends from fertile farmlands, dense forests to alpine forests. This ultimately affects the habitat of floras and faunas, making Nepal a home to various rare and endangered species of animals and birds. Similarly, the diverseness in the people; the lifestyle, culture and tradition of people differs as we move from flat plains to the Himalayan regions.

Darjeeling is famous for its alluring tea gardens. The lush hills covered with tea garden, the railway path amidst the tea garden, blue sky and absolutely amazing weather, a trip to this place can be much rewarding to refresh yourself from all those tiredness. Tiger Hill is a famous vantage point from where you will be showered with glorious sunrise and sunset views along with the stunning mountains.

Bhutan can be one of the most appealing destinations over the world. Owning to its remoteness and unadulterated environment, it is successful to hold its natural and cultural glory intact. The spectacular and wild mountains with colourful and vibrant Buddhist culture; nothing could have been more auspicious and mind blowing. Not to forget, the hostile and warm people of all three nations, will make your tour a success!

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur and transfer to Darjeeling (150 Kms) 5 hrs

Day 04: Darjeeling

Day 05: Darjeeling - Gangtok (98 Kms/ 04 hours)

Day 06: Gangtok

Day 07: Gangtok –Excursion Tsomgo Lake (2 & ½ hrs-one way)

Day 08: Gangtok – Phuntsholing (227 Kms /6 hrs) then enter Bhutan

Day 09: Phuentsholing-Thimphu

Day 10: Thimphu-Punakha

Day 11: Punakha-Paro

Day 12: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Day 13: Depart Paro

Day 14: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu including all entry fee, tour guide and private transport
  • Flight from Kathmandu -  Bhadrapur including departure tax
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast  at a 3-star category hotel In Darjeeling
  • Three night’s accommodation with breakfast at hotel in Gangtok
  • All transfers, sightseeing & excursions by private vehicles
  • Meeting and assistance on arrival and departure
  • Accompanying English speaking guide from arrival in till departure
  • Toy train ride in Darjeeling
  • Restriction area permit in India parts
  • Five nights 6 days Bhutan cultural tours including: Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) Government approved hotels, all sightseeing tours, entrance fees, tour guides etc.
  • Druk air fare from Paro to Kathmandu
  • All government Taxes and service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary”
  • International flights
  • Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee
  • Indian visa fee
  • Personal shopping, internet/Phone bill, and laundry
  • Pony service and porters
  • Tips for tour guide and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.