The Himalayas

11 day escorted tour itinerary

Eastern Himalayas Adventure

Tea plantations and hill stations

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Begin your tour in the former capital of British India then head for the mountains for majestic Himalayan vistas, charming hill stations, lush tea plantations and Buddhist monasteries. A highlight of the tour is a ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway - a UNESCO World Heritage site and a taste of a wonderful bygone era.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • The former capital of British India.
  • Majestic Himalayan vistas.
  • Charming hill stations.
  • Lush tea plantations.
  • Buddhist monasteries.
  • A ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
11 days
Destination Breakdown
  • 2 nights Kolkata
  • 3 nights Darjeeling
  • 1 night Pelling
  • 2 nights Gangtok
  • 1 night Kalimpong
  • 1 night Kolkata
Options
Private basis, Escorted
Included
  • Domestic flights as detailed - Please be aware that the domestic flight luggage allowance may be less than your international flight allowance. Maximum allowance on a domestic flight is 15 Kilos of hold luggage and a maximum of 7 Kilos for cabin baggage.
  • Accommodation as detailed in double or twin room with private facilities (alternative but similar hotels may be used at certain times of the year)
  • Air-conditioned transportation (non-air-conditioned jeep in the hills)
  • Services of an English speaking local driver/guide
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing as detailed
  • Ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (subject to weather and operation of train)
  • Meals included as stated. Please note: Breakfast is usually a Western style buffet in your hotel. Most other meals are taken at local restaurants.
Not included
  • International flights from the UK
  • Visa fees
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Beverages during meals
  • Tips for the driver/guide
  • Optional excursions