Sikkim Bhutan Trek

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  • duration 20 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 16
  • 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
The Sikkim Bhutan Trek tour starts in Kathmandu and ends in Paro. The Sikkim Bhutan Trek is a trekking tour that takes 20 days taking you from Kathmandu to Paro and through other destinations in Asia.

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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“My daughter and I chose World Expeditions based purely on their online reputation and reviews. We had never done anything like this before but felt prepared based on all the information provided to us prior to departure. We absolutely loved our trip. We loved the bond you make with your fellow participants. We loved the personalities of the people employed to get us to our destination and back again, their organisational skills and their willingness to assist those in need. We loved the adventure of what each new day would bring. The journey to our destination was filled with magnificent scenery around each corner. We loved the efficiency of the trip - everything ran like clockwork. Special shout out to Samde, Ticca, Loke and Chirrin for putting the icing on the cake!”
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  • On Dec 14 2016
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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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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
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

For any tour departures within 30 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 August 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip 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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

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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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.

     

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