Travel through the Himalayas on an overland journey from India to Bhutan
Experience remote and picturesque parts of India and Bhutan on this incredible overland adventure. From India's cultural capital of Kolkata to the Bhutanese gem of Paro, journey through lush rice paddies, hilltop monasteries and stunning mountainous terrain. Friendly locals, beautiful vistas and character-packed destinations...who knew travelling in a truck could be so much fun? The mighty Himalayas and the Land of the Thunder Dragon are calling.
This overland adventure is the best way to see India and Bhutan. Travelling by truck, rub shoulders with the locals as you journey across remote landscapes
The local guides on this trip are the best in the business. Gain insight into the areas visited as you're joined by various experts with specific knowledge and experience
Even though there are lots of included activities packed into the itinerary, you'll have plenty of free time to explore on your own and pursue optional activities
Travel through spectacular scenery, from the rolling green rice paddies of Darjeeling to the remote Phobjikha Valley and the Black Mountains
Spend a night under the stars camping in the Gangaram Tea Plantation
There will be a lot of time spent in the truck and some long driving days on this adventure - up to nine hours in some cases. The scenery more than makes up for this. It's also a great way to get to know your fellow travellers.
On the first night of the trip, you'll take an overnight sleeper train from Kolkata to Siliguri. While conditions are basic, this a typically authentic Indian experience and the perfect opportunity to rub shoulders with the locals.
This trip requires a decent level of fitness, as there's a lot of hiking and walking involved. In some instances you may be hiking for up to six hours in a day. Please remember to bring sturdy walking shoes and drink plenty of water during your trek.
Due to the high altitude of many of the places we visit, the air is thinner and some people can suffer altitude sickness. Some people aren’t affected at all, but if you are, be sure to drink plenty of water and don’t push yourself too hard. Please see the ‘Health’ section of the trip notes for more important information about altitude sickness.
TRIP CHANGES FOR 2018:
In 2018 this trip will finish in Kathmandu instead of Paro with a flight included on the last day from Paro.
Our Kolkata to Paro Overland trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 1 review in the last year.
This was a very interesting combination of single people from different countries which turned out to be so much fun, informative, and uplifting. Our guide did a fantastic job making sure all were included and cared for.
Review submitted 16 Mar 2017