Bhutan and Nepal September 2017 | Craig Travel

Bhutan and Nepal September 2017

Bhutan and Nepal
September 19, 2017 to October 7, 2017
19 Days
Meals:
44
Escorted By:
Very Challenging
CT Rating:
4

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High in the Himalayan Mountains, the Kingdoms of Bhutan and Nepal have been for many world travellers a dream destination. We are pleased to offer this truly unique journey along the backbone of Asia. Our journey begins in the charming capital of Kathmandu with its temples and  architecture. Enjoy two nights in Chitwan National Park, known for its wildlife, including the magnificent Bengal Tiger and the one-horn rhino.  Explore the most important centres of Bhutan, from Paro to Trongsa, and attend the colourful religious festivals in Wangdue and Thimphu. Since the middle of the last century, an enlightened royalty has worked diligently to preserve the lifestyles and cultural heritage of Bhutan while encouraging the people to adapt to the outside world. Children will greet us in English and we can journey through this land with relative ease, enjoying comfortable hotels, good transportation and interesting food. However, due to the high altitudes and difficult terrain, tour membership is limited to those in good health, capable of enjoying the rugged conditions. By its nature, this will be a limited size group and we urge those interested to book early.

Very Challenging
CT Rating:

This is a destination like no other, offering unique experiences of different cultures, lifestyles and religions.  This journey will take members to remote regions where travel conditions will be difficult with limited facilities.  Roads are very poor in parts of Bhutan and Nepal and touring coaches are relatively small. In Bhutan we shall use country inns and hotels which are comfortable - all rooms will have private bathrooms. Due to the physical and cultural demands entailed by this itinerary, all members need to be in good physical health, able to walk over rough terrain and capable of handling themselves and their luggage. 

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Kathmandu, mountain capital of Nepal, with its traditional architecture
  • Visit the jungle in Chitwan National Park, including an elephant safari and search of the Bengal Tiger
  • Attend the relatively small Wangdue Tshechu and the larger Thimphu Tshechu, two of Bhutan’s religious festivals featuring colourful costumes, wonderful masks as well as traditional dances and music
  • 10 nights hotel stays in Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital; Trongsa and Wangdue, provincial towns, and Paro, Bhutan’s gateway to the world
  • Climb to Taktsang Tea House or Monastery (option)
  • Marvel at the gentle people of Bhutan, living their traditional lifestyles
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to Kathmandu, Nepal
  • First class and comfortable hotels as indicated or similar
  • Travel by comfortable private coach or van
  • Visa fees for Nepal and Bhutan for Canadian passport holders
  • 44 meals (B - 16 breakfasts, L - 13 lunches, D - 15 dinners)
  • Fully inclusive sightseeing program with all entrance fees
  • Services of your tour escort plus a professional English speaking tour managers/guides
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • All current taxes including airport departure taxes
  • Airport transfer in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare

Pricing

Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only* (Join / Leave Kathmandu)
$6,575
Toronto
$8,175
Ottawa / Montreal
$8,475
Halifax
$8,665
St. John’s
$8,855
Winnipeg
$8,765
Regina / Saskatoon
$8,865
Edmonton / Calgary / Vancouver
$8,765
Victoria
$8,865
Single Supplement
$1,295

Pricing Details

*Land Only price includes internal flights with all current related taxes and fees. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carriers are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details.  Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room at hotels. Prices are based on a minimum 15 members and on rates, taxes, surcharges, airfares and exchange rates effective September 2016 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Members will require a Visa when entering Nepal and Bhutan. Visa costs have been included.

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $346 to $484pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $207 to $424pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario - please contact our staff for procedures. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking.  Refer to terms and conditions for more details.  

Deposit Amount:
$800
Final Payment Date:
Monday, June 12, 2017
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