Inside the Hidden Kingdoms

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  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kolkata, India
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • The Sundarbans Take a cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage landscapes of one of the world's largest mangrove forests
  • Darjeeling Take a ride on the 'Toy Train' in this famous hill station
  • Gangtok Soak up the atmosphere in the colourful Sikkimese capital
  • Thimpu Spend time in the most relaxed capital city in the world
Starting in Kolkata and ending in Kathmandu, the Inside The Hidden Kingdoms trip is a guided city sightseeing trip that takes 21 days. You will be touring through Darjeeling, Sundarban Tiger Camp, Kolkata and 11 other destinations in Nepal, India and Bhutan. Inside The Hidden Kingdoms is a small group trip which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please check the package includes section for more details.

Travel from bustling Kolkata and the nearby mangrove area of the Sundarbans, through Eastern India and into the fascinating Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. With the backdrop of the dramatic Himalayan Mountain range, discover relics of the Raj, ruined monasteries and ancient temples. North East India- Travel through lush scenery and learn about the influence of Buddhism in this region of India Bhutan- Learn all about the land which measures its success in 'Gross Domestic Happiness' Kathmandu- End your trip in the chaotic yet intriguing capital of Nepal, home to Durbar Square and Pashupatinath temple
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Day 2 : Explore Kolkata's temples and historic buildings
  • Day 3 : Discover more of Kolkata; visit to Belur Math and Dakshineswar Kali Temple
  • Day 4 : Search for wildlife in the Sundarbans
  • Day 5 : Cruise through narrow creeks to Dobanke wildlife viewing platform
  • Day 6 : Return to Kolkata. Overnight train and drive to Darjeeling
  • Day 7 : Continue to Darjeeling, land of the tea plantations
  • Day 8 : Visit Tiger Hill for views over the Himalaya. Free afternoon in Darjeeling
  • Day 9 : Ride on the Toy Train to Ghoom Monastery
  • Day 10 : Drive to Pelling. Evening walk to Sanga Choling Monastery
  • Day 11 : Walk on the shores of Kecheopelri Lake; visit Pemayangtse Monastery
  • Day 12 : Explore Sikkim's former capital. Drive to Gangtok
  • Day 13 : Visit a Tibetan craft centre. Free time to relax
  • Day 14 : Drive to Kalimpong stopping at Rumtek Monastery
  • Day 15 : Pass through vast tea estates and enter Bhutan
  • Day 16 : Discover Thimpu's Tashichho Dzong
  • Day 17 : Cross the Dochu La Pass en route to Punakha
  • Day 18 : Visit the riverside dzong before driving to Paro
  • Day 19 : Hike to the Tiger's Nest Monastery
  • Day 20 : Fly to Kathmandu. Walk through Durbar Square
  • Day 21 : Trip ends in Kathmandu
  • 20 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • Lynq Cico Hotel (3 nights)
  • Sunderban Tiger Camp (2 nights)
  • Overnight Train Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri (1 night)
  • Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel (3 nights)
  • Summit Newa Regency (2 nights)
  • Summit Golden Crescent Resort & Spa (2 nights)
  • Summit Barsana Resort and Spa (1 night)
  • Lhaki Hotel (1 night)
  • Hotel River View (1 night)
  • Punakha Camp (1 night)
  • Hotel Drukchen (2 nights)
  • Hotel Ambassador (1 night)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Boat
  • Flight
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to Kolkata and from Kathmandu are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Inside the Hidden Kingdoms tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Inside the Hidden Kingdoms tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 13 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 13 August 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Inside the Hidden Kingdoms 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.


For this Inside the Hidden Kingdoms 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:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
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