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Inside the Hidden Kingdoms (2018)

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Inside the Hidden Kingdoms (2018) - Explore!
Inside the Hidden Kingdoms (2018) - Explore!
Starts
Kolkata (Calcutta)
+11 Destinations
Himalaya Mountains
Ends
Kathmandu
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Highlights

Start in Kolkata (Calcutta) and end in Kathmandu! With the discovery tour Inside the Hidden Kingdoms (2018), you have a 21 day tour package taking you from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kathmandu and through Kolkata (Calcutta), India and 11 other destinations in Asia. Inside the Hidden Kingdoms (2018) is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
16 to 85 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping, Sleeper Train, Resort
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Boat, Plane
Travel style
Discovery
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    5.0 - Excellent

    Thought my tour was fantastic

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    4.5 - Excellent

    We had an amazing time and Rob what we paid the accomadation was good except for The beautique hotel To Chi Min where my mattress had springs sticking out .I asked for the mattress to be changed but was told they couldn't do that and another room was not... Read more

  • Katrina Swanson's review about another Explore! tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    I would highly recommend this tour it was fantastic! Very full on and fast paced days with early starts and a couple of long travel days but totally worth it. The itinerary is incredible allowing you to see and experience the real India and Nepal immersing... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Kolkata (Calcutta)
  2. Day 2: Explore Kolkata's temples and historic buildings
  3. Day 3: Discover more of Kolkata; visit to Belur Math and Dakshineswar Kali Temple
  4. Day 4: Search for wildlife in the Sundarbans
  5. Day 5: Cruise through narrow creeks to Dobanke wildlife viewing platform
  6. Day 6: Return to Kolkata. Overnight train and drive to Darjeeling
  7. Day 7: Continue to Darjeeling and enjoy an orientation walk of the town
  8. Day 8: Watch the sunrise across the Himalaya at Tiger Hill
  9. Day 9: Ride on the Toy Train to Ghoom Monastery
  10. Day 10: Drive to Pelling. Evening walk to Sanga Choling Monastery
  11. Day 11: Walk on the shores of Kecheopelri Lake; visit Pemayangtse Monastery
  12. Day 12: Explore Sikkim's former capital. Drive to Gangtok
  13. Day 13: Visit a Tibetan craft centre. Free time to relax
  14. Day 14: Drive to Kalimpong stopping at Rumtek Monastery
  15. Day 15: Pass through vast tea estates and enter Bhutan
  16. Day 16: Discover Thimpu's Tashichho Dzong
  17. Day 17: Cross the Dochu La Pass en route to Punakha
  18. Day 18: Visit the riverside dzong before driving to Paro
  19. Day 19: Hike to the Tiger's Nest Monastery
  20. Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu. Walk through Durbar Square
  21. Day 21: Tour ends in Kathmandu

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  • Meals

  • Transport

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  • Flights

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  • Saturday
    Mar 2, 2019
    from Kolkata (Calcutta)
    22 Days
    Saturday
    Mar 23, 2019
    to Kathmandu
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    $101
    USD $4,939
  • Sunday
    Sep 22, 2019
    from Kolkata (Calcutta)
    23 Days
    Monday
    Oct 14, 2019
    to Kathmandu
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    $111
    USD $5,419

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  • Saturday
    Oct 12, 2019
    from Kolkata (Calcutta)
    21 Days
    Friday
    Nov 1, 2019
    to Kathmandu
    5 seats left
    $94
    USD $4,586

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  • Saturday
    Nov 2, 2019
    from Kolkata (Calcutta)
    21 Days
    Friday
    Nov 22, 2019
    to Kathmandu
    6 seats left
    $92
    USD $4,528

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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

Rupee
India and Nepal
Nu.
Ngultrum
Bhutan

Plugs & Adapters

India, Bhutan and NepalIndia, Bhutan and NepalBhutan

Visa

Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for India, Bhutan and Nepal. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for India, Bhutan and Nepal. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for India, Bhutan and Nepal. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for India, Bhutan and Nepal. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for India, Bhutan and Nepal. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for India and Nepal. Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Bhutan. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for India, Bhutan and Nepal. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Bhutan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Meningococcal meningitis
Recommended for Nepal. Ideally 1 week before travel.

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Location
Kolkata (Calcutta) is the starting point and Kathmandu is the endpoint.
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Explore! booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 21 April 2019 the full payment of $0 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $0 for Inside the Hidden Kingdoms (2018), but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
Availability
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Explore! will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,495 km.
  • Kolkata (Calcutta) (India)
  • 125 km
  • Sundarbans (India)
  • 125 km
  • Kolkata (Calcutta) (India)
  • 498 km
  • Darjeeling (India)
  • 30 km
  • Pelling (India)
  • 36 km
  • Gangtok (India)
  • 1 km
  • Rumtek (India)
  • 33 km
  • Kalimpong (India)
  • 94 km
  • Phuentsholing (Bhutan)
  • 73 km
  • Thimphu (Bhutan)
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