Sikkim Bhutan Trek

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 20 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Paro, Bhutan
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Experience the famous hill stations of Sikkim and tea plantations of Darjeeling
  • Absorb diverse Buddhist traditions with visits to Rumtek Monastery and Takstang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery
  • Trek through forests and over passes to experience the stunning mountain views in Sikkim
  • Journey between India and Bhutan to appreciate the beautiful villages and landscapes of the region
Start in Kathmandu and end in Paro, the Sikkim Bhutan Trek trip is a guided trekking trip that takes 20 days. You will be touring through Thansing, Kathmandu, Pethang and 10 other destinations in India, Nepal and Bhutan. Sikkim Bhutan Trek is a small group trip which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please check the package includes section for more details.

A spectacular trek in the Kanchenjunga region of Sikkim combined with a cultural tour in Bhutan. This is an exhilarating itinerary combining a spectacular trek in Sikkim with a journey to the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan. Our introductory trek follows trails through magnificent rhododendron forest (in full bloom in May) to verdant yak grazing pastures where we camp beneath the magnificent backdrop of Kanchenjunga. In between we visit the renowned hill station of Darjeeling, the thriving capital of Gangtok and the legendary town of Kalimpong. Travelling to Bhutan we have opportunities for day walks to visit the ancient dzongs (forts) and Buddhist monasteries in the Paro and Thimphu valleys to appreciate the rich cultural heritage of the kingdom.
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Based on 625 reviews
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 31 2016
“Dear Ms Turner, I have just returned from an absolutely extraordinary, exciting, exhilarating, exceptional, exhausting trek to Everest Base Camp, and I cannot thank World Expeditions AND YOU enough for the amazing experience. Your attention to detail and communication in the lead-up was very thorough, but the real fun started with the very smooth transfer to the excellent Radisson Hotel through the absolute chaos of Kathmandu traffic! We were greeted by Samde Sherpa, who proved to be the perfect guide, with his extensive knowledge and care for the slower members of our group, and over the duration of the whole trek to Base Camp, I have only praise for World Expeditions organization, cleanliness of accommodation, and especially the delicious unexpected fresh food all along the trail. Fresh pizza was most unexpected at Dingboche, as were Tempura vegetables even higher up! We were fortunate to have almost perfect weather, ranging from a monsoonal downpour in Kathmandu, to crystal clear cold nights at altitude, which made it very easy to obtain some rather good photos. The porters cheerful disposition and cake making skills were much appreciated, they deserve very high praise indeed. Our Sirdar, Mani was the perfect considerate lead person who was always aware of the correct speed of our group, and never pushed us too hard. Overall, I have nothing but praise for World Expeditions organization, professionalism, and value, and will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone wishing to go on a trip of a lifetime.”
Review for another World Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 22 2019
“The trip was excellent from the pick-up to drop-off at Paro airport. Our guide, Dendup, was extremely knowledgeable, he explained Bhutanese Buddhism and could identify plants and birds of the area which made the trekking even more interesting. We camped by lakes and Tsongs, arriving at the campsites after the tents were set up and afternoon tea on its way, the cook and support did a superb job of feeding us. Thimphu Festival was so interesting and colourful. When in Paro and Thimphu we were taken to many sites that weren't even mentioned in the brochure and on the last day, dressed in national dress, we played the national sport of Archery. A really special treat. This was my fourth World Expeditions trip and each one gets better.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 20 2018
“The trip was brilliant! Botswana is a wonderful country with lovely people and a vast variety of wildlife that can be observed in close proximity, without the crowds usually present at other destinations. The vehicle was very comfortable (plenty of leg room), and so were the tents (easy to assemble), The guide was highly skilled and experienced, which gave me peace of mind so I could focus on the beauty that surrounded me wherever we went, and the chef did wonders with the pretty limited supplies available. Will definitely be back!”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Fly Bhadrapur, drive to Darjeeling
  • Day 3 : In Darjeeling
  • Day 4 : Drive to Yuksom (approx. 6hrs.)
  • Day 5 : Commence trek to Bakhim (Walk approx. 6-7hrs.)
  • Day 6 : Bakhim to Pethang camp (Walk approx. 5-6hrs.)
  • Day 7 : Pethang to Dzongri (Walk approx. 3hrs.)
  • Day 8 : At Dzongri
  • Day 9 : Dzongri to Thansing (Walk approx. 4hrs.)
  • Day 10 : Thansing to Tsoka village (Walk approx. 5-6hrs.)
  • Day 11 : Tsoska to Yuksom (Walk approx. 5-6hrs.)
  • Day 12 : Drive to Gangtok (drive approx. 6hrs.)
  • Day 13 : In Gangtok
  • Day 14 : Drive to Kalimpong (approx. 6hrs)
  • Day 15 : Drive to Phuentsholing (Bhutan) (6-7hrs.)
  • Day 16 : Drive to Thimphu (6-7hrs.)
  • Day 17 : In Thimphu
  • Day 18 : Drive to Paro (1-1/2hrs.)
  • Day 19 : In Paro
  • Day 20 : Trip concludes in Paro
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu/Darjeeling/Gangtok/Kalimpong/Thimphu/Paro
Meals
  • 19 breakfasts, 18 lunches and 18 dinners
Transport
  • Internal flight Kathmandu/Bhadrapur approx US$130
  • Airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 20
  • Private transportation
Guide
  • Expert bilingual guide
Others
  • Group medical kit
  • The use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
  • All group camping equipment
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Porters to carry 20kg of personal equipment
  • Sightseeing and site entry fees as listed
  • Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
  • Bhutan Government visa and sustainability fees
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International flights
  • Bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • visas (excluding Bhutan)
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Sikkim Bhutan Trek tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit may be required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure.

Travel Insurance

Sikkim Bhutan Trek tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Sikkim Bhutan Trek tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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