Costa Rica Traverse

I don't think my feet have touched the ground since I've returned from Costa Rica so any relaxation achieved on the trip is rapidly disappearing sadly. However, just a quick note to say that it was the most amazing trip I've ever done. Danny our guide was phenomenal - his ability to keep us upbeat and motivated and telling us information on a need to know basis was fantastic - I wish he could be our guide on every trip I do in the future! The rest of his team was also fantastic - the logistics behind the trip were critical but totally seemless as we trudged through the rainforest and up vertical mud slopes in the rain. I was going to go on a Patagonia trek but delighted that I was advised to do this trip - it really was a challenge and I was nervous about my levels of fitness but I realise now that I'm fitter than I thought I was - long may I continue to keep the fitness up although last week I took it easy. Thanks again to WE for their excellent advice to do this trip - I'm so happy I did and have met some great people as a result!

L Chambers | UK
 
 

Sikkim Bhutan Trek

This is an exhilarating itinerary combining a spectacular trek in Sikkim with a journey to the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan. Our introductory trek follows trails through magnificent rhododendron forest (in full bloom in May) to verdant yak grazing pastures where we camp beneath the magnificent backdrop of Kanchenjunga. In between we visit the renowned hill station of Darjeeling, the thriving capital of Gangtok and the legendary town of Kalimpong. Travelling to Bhutan we have opportunities for day walks to visit the ancient dzongs (forts) and Buddhist monasteries in the Paro and Thimphu valleys to appreciate the rich cultural heritage of the kingdom.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Kathmandu
DAY 2 Fly to Bhadrapur, transfer to Darjeeling
DAY 3 In Darjeeling, visit tea plantations and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
DAY 4 Drive to Yuksam (Sikkim)
DAYS 5/11 Trek through luxuriant rhododendron forest to gain unrivalled views of Kanchenjunga
DAYS 12/13 Drive to Gangtok, visit Rumtek Monastery
DAY 14 Transfer to Kalimpong
DAY 15 Drive to Phuentsholing (Bhutan)
DAYS 16/17 Transfer to Thimphu, visit the memorial Chorten and wander the bazaars
DAYS 18/19 In Paro visit the Paro Dzong and renowned Taktsang monastery
DAY 20 In Paro, trip concludes

traveller reviews

What a wonderful time we had on our trip! It was so well organised...from all World Expeditions' help at the planning stage to the actual trip itself. In particular, we absolutely loved the trekking and that was largely due to our fantastic guide Norboo. He was so focused on our having a great experience...from the food (our requests were always fufilled) to our comfort on the trek, and our safety.

Michelle NSW, Australia

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Trip Code: SBT
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  20 days
Activities:  Trekking Adventure Touring
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Next Trip:  19 September 2015
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price: $4,390.00 USD

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