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The Ancient Kingdoms of Nepal & Bhutan

17 days from £7,480 for 2024 per person

This awe inspiring itinerary crosses the mighty Himalayas to visit the ancient kingdoms of Bhutan and Nepal, two of the most strikingly beautiful areas on earth. Explore colourful Kathmandu and go elephant-back tiger trekking in Nepal before venturing on a thorough cultural odyssey across Bhutan.

This itinerary begins in Nepal where you will visit some of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley, a series of spectacular capital cities of bygone rulers, before continuing to Chitwan National Park, home to an enormous variety of flora and fauna, including the royal Bengal tiger, the Asian elephant and the one-horned Indian rhinoceros, the most famous animal at Chitwan. From Kathmandu fly to Paro, and connect to Thimphu, Bhutan’s mountainous capital. Get under the skin of Bhutan’s profound history and culture, both heavily influenced by Buddhism, and witness the dramatic scenery on the journey between the capital Thimphu and the smaller and more rural towns and valleys in the centre of the country. Finish your journey with two nights in Calcutta, cradle of the British Raj, where you may explore contemporary life as well as its rich history.

This tour is purely a suggested itinerary; it can be booked as it is or alternatively used as a starting point for creating your own tailor-made holiday to Nepal and BhutanIf you'd like to see similar trips, take a look at our collection of Epic Journeys, as well as our favourite WildlifeActiveFamily-Friendly, and Multi-Country itineraries.

Itinerary details

17 days from £7,480 for 2024 per person

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Client Testimonials

So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
I would recommend Ampersand without any hesitation!!! The best travel agent that I’ve ever had. Everything – from the individual care and attention in planning the trip, through to the efficiency of the agents on the ground in India – was handled brilliantly. An absolutely first-class service all round!
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
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