Luxury Group Tour - India Nepal & Bhutan

Maximum of 10 guests (Minimum of 6) | Starting from $9,899 CAD with Air

It is with a great pleasure that we invite you to join us on this once in a lifetime experience. This incredible Himalayan cultural journey will take us to the plains of Darjeeling, in the Himalayan foothills. This was once a summer resort for the British Raj elite and is famous for the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway built in 1881. It’s also famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Boasting a backdrop of Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks, we will then travel onwards to Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), the capital of India’s West Bengal state. Founded as an East India Company trading post, this was India’s capital under the British Raj from 1773-1911. Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. It is also home to Mother Teresa House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa. Finally we travel onwards to the incredible mountain kingdom of Nepal and Bhutan, a land of dramatic topography ranging from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. We will experience fascinating cultures, traditions and customs on this expedition, and end with the Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan, also known as the last Shangri-La on earth. Highlights include a visit to Thimphu, the infamous Tiger’s Nest Monastery, a flight around Mt. Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world and the splendour of the alpine countryside of Punakha where we will witness the impressive Dzongs.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the narrow gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway which was completed in 1881
  • Explore the fields of distinctive black tea grown on the plantations that dot its surrounding slopes
  • Visit ancient temples and holy monuments to gain spiritual insight into Bhutan’s ingrained Buddhist philosophy
  • See the impressive Tiger’s Nest Monastery, set into a cliff 3,000 feet above Paro
  • Wonder at the dzongs (great citadels) of Bhutan with their striking architecture
  • Experience a tea ceremony with the nuns in a Thimphu monastery
  • See an archery demonstration, Bhutanese dance and enjoy a farewell dinner in Paro
  • Receive an interactive lesson in Nepalese cuisine with a local family
  • Experience the top of the world in total comfort while enjoying panoramic views of Mt. Everest
  • Visit ancient temples and holy monuments to gain spiritual insight into Nepal’s ingrained Buddhist philosophy
  • Wander the unique streets of Thamel enjoying the sights and sounds of this bustling area.

Tour Inclusions

  • Accommodation in 5 star hotels and Resorts
  • International Roundtrip Airfare from Toronto & Vancouver
  • Escorted Roundtrip Airport Transfers
  • All transfers and sightseeing by air condition coach / Mini cars
  • Entrance fees of all monuments as per itinerary
  • All meals breakfast, lunches & dinners as mentioned in the program
  • Cultural Program followed by dinner in Darjeeling
  • Dinner on a cruise with cultural programme in Kolkata.
  • Traditional Mask Dance & Cultural Show during Welcome Dinner in Thimphu
  • Traditional Bhutanese Dress for the event in Thimphu

  • Archery Demo in Paro the national sport of Bhutan

  • Farewell dinner in Paro
  • Bottled water and soft drinks during long drives and sightseeing
  • Governmental royalty and taxes in Bhutan
  • All currently applicable taxes in India & Nepal
  • Bicycle Rickshaw Ride in Kathmandu
  • Activities & exclusive events during the tour as mentioned in the program  

Day 1: Depart Canada

Depart Canada for India. Your international flight includes meals, drinks and in-flight entertainment.

Day 2: Arrival in India (New Delhi)

Welcome to Delhi, a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. On arrival at Delhi airport you’ll be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Accommodation: Vivanta by Taj Dwarka

Vivanta by Taj Dwarka


Day 3: Delhi | Bagdogra | Darjeeling

Morning transfer from hotel to airport to board the flight for Bagdogra (G8-327 @ 1050/1255 hrs) Welcome on arrival at Bagdogra Airport and drive to Darjeeling (95 Kms/ 3hrs). Once the summer capital of India, Darjeeling is a land of infinite variety and charm. It will cater you a mix-experience of lively nature & charming Himalayan people. It is the place of Dorje, the mystic thunderbolt of the Lama-Religion. Surrounded by Tea gardens; this little town faces some of the highest peaks of the Himalayas. Enjoy your Welcome dinner along with cultural program at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: MAYFAIR Darjeeling

MAYFAIR Darjeeling


Day 4: Darjeeling Sightseeing | Toy Train Ride

Early morning start for Tiger Hill to watch the spectacular sunrise and it’s amazing effects on the Mt. Kanchendzonga (Worlds 3rd highest peak), visit Ghoom Monastery and Batashia Loop War Memorial while returning to the hotel.Return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast transfer to Darjeeling station to enjoy your Toy Train Joy Ride (subject to availability) – this unique Mountain Railway’ project was first started in 1878 by the initiative of Sir. Ashley Eden and is now a World Heritage. Padmaja N. Zoological Garden (Closed on Thursday) established on August 14, 1958. It specializes in breeding animals adapted to alpine conditions.Later proceed to visit the Tukver Tea Estate – also popularly known as Puttabong Tea estate has quite a reputation for itself for producing one of the finest brands of Darjeeling Tea. It is the First Tea Estate in the history of Darjeeling Tea Plantation (Planted by the pioneering British Tea Planter Dr. Campbell in 1852). This garden is one of the biggest tea estates in Darjeeling comprising of 5 divisions located at a stretch of approximately 20 Km from Darjeeling city to Sikkim State border.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: MAYFAIR Darjeeling

MAYFAIR Darjeeling


Day 5: Darjeeling Sightseeing | Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was founded in Darjeeling on 4th November by Pandit Nehru who said that “The institute trains young men not only to climb Himalayan peaks, but also create in them an urge to climb peaks of human Endeavour”. HMI has the oldest mountaineering Museum of the country established in 1957.Later proceed Tibetan Refugee Self-help Center established on 1st October, 1959, following the dramatic escape of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, thousands of Tibetans leaving hearth and home, fled into the neighbouring countries to live as free human beings. The production of Tibetan handicraft is the centres’ main activity. Evening enjoy a short walk across the Mall and Local Market. Evening enjoy a short walk across the Mall and Local Market

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: MAYFAIR Darjeeling

MAYFAIR Darjeeling


Day 6: Darjeeling | Bagdogra | Kolkata

After breakfast drive to Bagdogra airport to board the flight for Kolkata (6E-958 @ 1220 / 1320 hrs) Welcome on arrival in Kolkata and transfer to hotel. Kolkata is the city of Joy, contrast and culture. Once the capital of British India – now the capital of West Bengal. A visit to Kolkata will bring visitors in touch with a combination of a rich 400 years old heritage, vibrant modern life and different cultures.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: The Oberoi Grand

The Oberoi Grand


Day 7: Kolkata Sightseeing | Dinner Cruise | Cultural Program

Enjoy your breakfast and start exploring the city of Joy with an introduction about the glory of Bengal, drive through the famous Howrah Bridge and experience a short heritage walk tour around the Dalhousie Square. Explore the College Street Book Market by a hand pulled Rickshaw and enjoy a cup of Hot Coffee at the Famous “Indian Coffee House” which is running since 1942.Later visit the St. Paul’s Cathedral, the first ‘Episcopal Cathedral Church’ in an oriental country, and the Victoria Memorial also referred to as the Taj of the Raj. This splendid white marble structure was built in memory of Queen Victoria between 1906 and 1921 and was formally inaugurated by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VIII of England. Visit the Mother House – the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity. As the sun sets, painting an evening sky with a hundred shades of red and orange. You will be welcome on board to celebrate the evening with cocktail reception and cultural program.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: The Oberoi Grand

The Oberoi Grand


Day 8: Kolkata | Paro Bhutan | Thimphu

After breakfast, transfer from hotel to the airport to connect flight for Paro Bhutan, (KB 501 @ 0910 / 1050 hrs) A Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge. Bhutan is a land of monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic topography ranging from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. Arrive in Paro & receive a Tashi. Khaddar (Traditional welcome) and drive to Thimphu (1 ½ hours). In Thimphu, proceed to Kuensel Phodrang, considered to be one of the largest statues of Buddha at 51.5 m (168 ft) tall . The body is filled with 125,000 smaller statues of Buddha.Next you will visit the National Memorial Chorten built in 1974 to honor the memory of King Jigma Dorji Wangchuck and is a prominent landmark in the city with its golden spires and bells. Following this you will explore a local marketplace. In the evening Traditional Mask Dance & Cultural show during Welcome Dinner

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Le Méridien Thimphu

Le Méridien Thimphu


Chorten Lam, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
http://www.lemeridienthimphu.com/
+975 2 337 788

Located in the heart of the capital city, Thimphu, the Le Méridien Thimphu invites the discerning guest to engage and discover the legendary ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’, Bhutan. Our 78 spaciously appointed guest rooms & suites are culturally inspired, yet decidedly chic and contemporary.

With cosmopolitan surroundings amidst the bustling commercial streets of the city-centre, and a convenient location to many of the city’s myriad attractions, the Le Méridien Thimphu is a compelling choice for hosting business meetings, and the perfect jumpstart to that long awaited leisurely holiday.

  • Le Méridien Thimphu
  • Le Méridien Thimphu
  • Le Méridien Thimphu
  • Le Méridien Thimphu
  • Le Méridien Thimphu
  • Le Méridien Thimphu

Day 9: Explore Thimphu Valley | Serving Tea to Nuns

Early in the morning, drive to Tango Gompa, the highest center of Buddhist learning in the country. After a two hour hike you will have lunch. Next you will visit Tashichho Dzong, a Buddhist monastery and fortress constructed in 1641, is impressively large and surrounded by beautiful gardens. Later in the evening we visit Zilukha Nunnery which is also called Drubthob Goemba , the largest nunnery in Bhutan. Young girls enter the nunnery to escape poverty and gain an education. You will see many nuns chanting prayers and turning prayer wheels. You will be able to serve tea to the nuns so you can gain both good merit and good. At dinner this evening, High School students in traditional dress will join you and bring costumes for you to try. Opportunity to dress as a Bhutanese! It will be a great photo opportunity!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Le Méridien Thimphu

Le Méridien Thimphu


Chorten Lam, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
http://www.lemeridienthimphu.com/
+975 2 337 788

Located in the heart of the capital city, Thimphu, the Le Méridien Thimphu invites the discerning guest to engage and discover the legendary ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’, Bhutan. Our 78 spaciously appointed guest rooms & suites are culturally inspired, yet decidedly chic and contemporary.

With cosmopolitan surroundings amidst the bustling commercial streets of the city-centre, and a convenient location to many of the city’s myriad attractions, the Le Méridien Thimphu is a compelling choice for hosting business meetings, and the perfect jumpstart to that long awaited leisurely holiday.

  • Le Méridien Thimphu
  • Le Méridien Thimphu
  • Le Méridien Thimphu
  • Le Méridien Thimphu
  • Le Méridien Thimphu
  • Le Méridien Thimphu

Day 10: From Paro | Bhutanese Historic Architecture, Oldest Temples

After breakfast drive to Paro and check-in at hotel. You will next visit the National Museum which contains over 3,000 works of art and houses some of the finest specimens of Bhutanese art. Then you will go on a short walk downhill to visit Rinpun Dzong (Paro Dzong), a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. Then you will visit Drukgyel Dzong considered the most beautiful and famous archaeological sites in Bhutan. In the evening, visit the auspicious Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most beautiful temples in Bhutan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Le Méridien Paro Riverfront

Le Méridien Paro Riverfront


Paro-Thimphu Highway, Shaba, Paro 12001, Bhutan
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/property/overview/index.html
+975 8 270 300
  • Le Méridien Paro Riverfront
  • Le Méridien Paro Riverfront
  • Le Méridien Paro Riverfront
  • Le Méridien Paro Riverfront
  • Le Méridien Paro Riverfront

Day 11: Tiger’s Nest Hike | Archery Demo

This morning you will drive to Taktshang Monastery, en-route visiting Simtokha Dzong. You will hike up to visit one of Bhutan’s most sacred religious sites, the Taktshang Goemba (Tiger’s Nest). This is one of the most breathtaking temples in the world. The main temple was built in 1692 and is one of the holiest for the Bhutanese. This hike offers spectacular views of this sacred monastery perched on a cliff face 900m (2952 ft) above the valley floor.Later in the afternoon enjoy an Archery demonstration, Archery, the national sport of Bhutan, and a common feature of everyday life. It is played differently from the international game and is seen as a celebration of the country’s way of life. In the evening enjoy a cultural program & farewell dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Le Méridien Paro Riverfront

Le Méridien Paro Riverfront


Paro-Thimphu Highway, Shaba, Paro 12001, Bhutan
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/property/overview/index.html
+975 8 270 300
  • Le Méridien Paro Riverfront
  • Le Méridien Paro Riverfront
  • Le Méridien Paro Riverfront
  • Le Méridien Paro Riverfront
  • Le Méridien Paro Riverfront

Day 12: Paro | Kathmandu Nepal

After breakfast, transfer to the International airport for your flight to Kathmandu. (KB 400 @ 1220 / 1305 hrs) Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital. On arrival at the airport, we will be met and driven to your hotel. Afternoon you will enjoy a drive to a local market followed by a rickshaw ride to Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. Durbar Square is a generic term used to describe places opposite old royal palaces in Nepal. There are 3 Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley and all three are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a the hub of Nepal’s traditional culture, arts and history Later you will attend a Nepalese cooking class at the home of local family.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Dwarika’s Hotel

Dwarika’s Hotel


Battisputali Rd, Kathmandu 44604, NepalBattisputali Rd, Kathmandu 44604, Nepal
http://www.dwarikas.com/
+977 1-4479488
  • Dwarika’s Hotel
  • Dwarika’s Hotel
  • Dwarika’s Hotel
  • Dwarika’s Hotel
  • Dwarika’s Hotel
  • Dwarika’s Hotel

Day 13: Kathmandu | Mt. Everest Flight

This morning (weather permitting) you will enjoy a luxury one hour flight around Mt. Everest, the highest elevation on our globe at 29,029 ft. The breathtaking panoramic views throughout the trip offer unparalleled photo opportunities. Next you will visit Bhaktapur, “the City of Devotees, and located 8 miles east of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur has the best preserved palace courtyards and old city centre in Nepal and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next you will drive to visit the beautiful and historic temple, Chagu Narayan Temple – a UNESCO world heritage site and the oldest temple in Nepal.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Dwarika’s Hotel

Dwarika’s Hotel


Battisputali Rd, Kathmandu 44604, NepalBattisputali Rd, Kathmandu 44604, Nepal
http://www.dwarikas.com/
+977 1-4479488
  • Dwarika’s Hotel
  • Dwarika’s Hotel
  • Dwarika’s Hotel
  • Dwarika’s Hotel
  • Dwarika’s Hotel
  • Dwarika’s Hotel

Day 14: Kathmandu

In the morning enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu: visit Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath Temple which is one of the most significant Hindu temples of the Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the river in the eastern Kathmandu, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, the Budhhhanath, Later sightseeing of Patan, officially Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan city, one of the major cities of Nepal located in the South central part of Kathmandu Valley. Farewell dinner & Cultural show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Dwarika’s Hotel

Dwarika’s Hotel


Battisputali Rd, Kathmandu 44604, NepalBattisputali Rd, Kathmandu 44604, Nepal
http://www.dwarikas.com/
+977 1-4479488
  • Dwarika’s Hotel
  • Dwarika’s Hotel
  • Dwarika’s Hotel
  • Dwarika’s Hotel
  • Dwarika’s Hotel
  • Dwarika’s Hotel

Day 15: Kathmandu | Delhi

After breakfast transfer from hotel to airport to connect to the flight for Delhi. (6E 044 @ 1445 / 1605 hrs) Upon arrival meet our representative and transfer to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Vivanta by Taj Dwarka

Vivanta by Taj Dwarka


Day 16: Delhi | Home

We are transferred from hotel to airport to connect to the flight for the onward journey.

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