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Bengal & Bhutan Explored

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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Bengal & Bhutan Explored - Dragoman
Bengal & Bhutan Explored - Dragoman
Starts
Kolkata (Calcutta)
+10 Destinations
Himalaya Mountains
Ends
Kathmandu
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Highlights

Start in Kolkata (Calcutta) and end in Kathmandu! With the adventure tour Bengal & Bhutan Explored, you have a 15 day tour package taking you from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kathmandu and through Kolkata (Calcutta), India and 9 other destinations in Asia. Bengal & Bhutan Explored includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Travel style
Adventure, Overland truck, Discovery, In-depth Cultural
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  • Clive Sturdy's review about another Dragoman tour
    5.0 - Excellent

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Overnight train to Siliguri-Kolkata
  2. Day 2: Darjeeling
  3. Day 3: Darjeeling
  4. Day 4: Phuntsholing
  5. Day 5: Thimphu
  6. Day 6: Thimphu
  7. Day 7: Punakha
  8. Day 8: Bumthang
  9. Day 9: Bumthang
  10. Day 10: Gangtey
  11. Day 11: Gangtey
  12. Day 12: Paro
  13. Day 13: Paro
  14. Day 14: Kathmandu
  15. Day 15: Kathmandu

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

Videos

  • Main Page Video
  • What Is Overlanding?
  • Dragoman - 2017
  • Dragoman - Bhutan in 60 seconds
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • What is the kitty payment?

    Dragoman's Kitty for India & Bhutan between Kolkata and Kathmandu via Bhutan is a group fund for this tour. The group fund pays for camping, hotels, food while camping, activities the group does as a whole (based on the itinerary mentioned above and in the brochure).

    The Kitty allows the group to be flexible as the hotels and campsites are not pre booked and booked by the crew while travelling which makes the whole itinerary more adabtable than the traditional tours. Sometimes you can stay an extra night at one location due to a special activity happening at the location, based on the groups wishes. All of these costs are paid at cost price and Dragoman makes no money out of it. Therefore, if money is left over in the Kitty after the tour, it will be paid back to the group members.

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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.

Policies

Location
Kolkata (Calcutta) is the starting point and Kathmandu is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Dragoman to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 10% to confirm this Dragoman booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 20 January 2019 the full payment of $5,115 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 $5115 for Bengal & Bhutan Explored, but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Dragoman tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,567 km.
  • Kolkata (Calcutta) (India)
  • 498 km
  • Darjeeling (India)
  • 41 km
  • Siliguri (India)
  • 97 km
  • Phuntsholing (Bhutan)
  • 64 km
  • Paro (Bhutan)
  • 23 km
  • Thimphu (Bhutan)
  • 27 km
  • Punakha (Bhutan)
  • 79 km
  • Bumthang (Bhutan)
  • 104 km
  • Thimphu (Bhutan)
  • 147 km
  • Siliguri (India)
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