Tours in Nepal And Bhutan
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This is a special twin country package designed especially for guests who wish to travel more than one country during their visit. It combines Nepal the land of the mountains, nature, and culture and also Bhutan , the land of the thunder dragon.
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Arrival in Kathmandu. Trip briefing
Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport our representatives will be present at the arrival gate of the Airport with your name written in a placard. Warm welcome to our guests and transfer to hotel.
Kathmandu – Paro – Thimphu (1.5 hrs) (B/L/D)
Early morning flight to Paro, Bhutan. The flight from Kathmandu is considered as one of the most scenic flight offering the view of the world’s top ten highest peaks. Upon your arrival in Paro airport our guide will be there to welcome you and transfer to Thimphu. After Lunch visit the Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King. This place now happens to be a get together point for the elderly people, who spend their whole day chanting prayers and meeting their friends. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley offering a beautiful view of the valley. Enclosure where the national animal, Takins are kept and drive to visit the largest and the newly built statue of Buddha offering magnificent view of entire Thimphu valley. After 5 PM, visit the fortress of Thimphu, Tashichho Dzong, which houses the throne of the king. Evening walk around the happening town, the largest and the most crowded town in Bhutan.
Overnight: Thimphu| Altitude: 2300m
Thimphu – Punakha (3 hrs) (B/L/D)
Morning visits the happening weekend market (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) where the locals from the surrounding villages come to sell their produce. They sell their goods and in return, they buy their basic necessities. In olden days, barter system was practiced by everyone. Visit the traditional Hand Made Paper Mill. Visit the School of Arts and Crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan. Visit Folk Heritage Museum which explains how a traditional house used to be like in the olden days. Later visit the National Library which houses the collection of Bhutanese rich religious text and the contemporary Buddhism teachings from master all around the world. Drive further up to visit the Dechenphodrang monastic school and meet the young monks. Later continue to Zilukha nunnery to meet the nuns and interact with them. Lunch in the town and drive to Punakha crossing over Dochula pass (3200 m). If the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular breathtaking view of the highest mountain peaks of Bhutan at sights that stretches almost 180 degrees. Take a break and walk around the newly built 108 Stupas and continue to the subtropical valley of Punakha offering different vegetation. En route just before arriving the hotel, take a nice hike through the paddy field and old village to visit Chimi Lakhang, the temple of fertility associated with the religious art of phallus.
Overnight: Punakha| Altitude: 1350m
Punakha – Phobjikha (3 hrs) (B/L/D)
If you are staying in hotel Meri Puensum, hotel Zandopelri or hotel Densa, early morning it will be a treat to walk up to the hilltop to visit the nunnery and interact with the nuns and enjoy the magnificent view of Punkha and Wangdi valley. Later after breakfast drive to visit Punakha Dzong (fortress), which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. This is a must to see fortress in Bhutan and also a fine example of Bhutanese rich Art and Architecture. Later drive to the remote isolated valley of Phobjikha. The drive is very picturesque and worth every turn and climb. This valley is protected being a winter home for the endangered Black Necked Cranes migrating to Bhutan every end of Oct to end of Feb. This valley is a paradise for the nature lovers and hikers. There are many trails such as the Phobjikha Nature trail hike (2.5 Hrs), which offers the beautiful view of the valley. It starts from the valley and ends with Gangtey Goempa temple at the hilltop overlooking the valley. Or if you are too tired after the long drive, could relax in the hotel and enjoy the breathtaking view of the valley. This is a very remote village and the hotel standard is very basic. Being protected, this valley got electricity recently only. Farm house stays optional.
Overnight: Phobjikha| Altitude: 2900m
Phobjikha – Paro (6.5 hrs) (B/L/D)
Overnight: Paro| Altitude: 2200m
Paro Sightseeing (B/L/D)
Morning drive to the base for the hike (3 hrs uphill) to Tiger’s Nest, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro valley. Most of the day will go on the hike. On the way back, if you have the energy and time visit the Kichu Lakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan which marks the beginning of Buddhism in the country. Hot stone bath available at an additional cost. Farewell dinner with your guide.
Paro – Kathmandu (1.5 hrs) (B)
In the morning transfer to the airport for your departure flight to Kathmandu. Your guide will bid you farewell at the airport. Upon arrival in Kathmandu check into the hotel and after short refreshment proceeds for the sightseeing tour to Great Stupa of Boudhanath (UNESCO World heritage site). Boudhanath Stupa holds a great importance to the entire Buddhist around the world. The Stupa is a vast dome-shaped monument representing the Mind of the Buddha, is the primary pilgrimage destination for Tantric Buddhists of the Himalayas and a major draw for Tibetan Buddhists from all over the planet. The history of the stupa from its origins in the fifth century to the present day is also presented here for the first time.
After the sightseeing, we will drop you to Thamel. Thamel is the main tourist area in Kathmandu. Thamel is occupied with many hotels, guest houses, souvenir shops, restaurants, cafe, and pubs. Enjoy walking around Thamel. In the evening drive back or walk back to the hotel.
Kathmandu – Chitwan (5 hrs) (B/L/D)
After breakfast, drive to Chitwan. Chitwan offers one of the finest wildlife experiences in Asia. In the evening proceed for the cultural show which is known as Tharu stick dance.
Chitwan – Jungle activities (B/L/D)
Today guests will be escorted by an expert naturalist on various exciting activities including elephant back safari, Canoe ride, Jungle walk, Bird watching, Slide show.
Chitwan – Pokhara (5 hrs) (B)
This morning you will take a scenic drive for Pokhara, “The dreamland of Nepal”. The moment you step into Pokhara that takes you into immediate delights is the gorgeous view of the gigantic Himalayan range and the beautiful lakes.
Pokhara – Kathmandu (6 hrs) (B)
Kathmandu – Nagarkot (1.5 hrs) (B)
After breakfast, we will visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Bhaktapur literally translates to Place of Devotees. Bhaktapur is also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa and is considered as a cultural gem. It is an ancient Newar city in the east corner of the Kathmandu valley about eight miles from the capital city, Kathmandu. Bhaktapur was the largest of the three Newar kingdoms of the Kathmandu valley and was the capital of Nepal during the great “Malla” Kingdom until the second half of the 15th century. Today it is the third-largest city in the Kathmandu valley, with a population of more than 300,000, of which the vast majority is still Newars. Bhaktapur has the best-preserved palace courtyards and old city center in Nepal and is listed as a world heritage Site by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artworks.
After Bhaktapur we will proceed to visit Changu Narayan. Changu Narayan is an ancient Hindu temple which is located in a hilltop. The temple is surrounded by a forest and a small village known as Changu village. The Manahara River flows beside the hill. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and held in special reverence by the Hindu People. The temple is considered as the oldest temple in Nepal.
After Changu Narayan Temple, continue your drive to Nagarkot which is at a height of 2300m above the sea level. From here you can catch an excellent view of sunset and sunrise with beautiful mountain ranges. The place commands a classic panorama of the Himalayan ranges. You can see many major peaks of the Himalayas, like Langtang, Langtang – Lirung, Chobra Bhamre, Amadablam, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar and many other peaks of the Himalaya including Mount Everest on a clear day.
Nagarkot – Kathmandu (B)
Wake up early morning to see the sunrise and the beautiful Mountain View from your hotel. Enjoy the mesmerizing scenery and the morning air with your breakfast. After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu for sightseeing.
After reaching Kathmandu drive to Kathmandu durbar square, (UNESCO World Heritage site). Kathmandu Durbar Square is the historic place that was also a politically important site until recently. The Kings of Nepal were crowned and their coronation ceremony was solemnized in this durbar square. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. The temples, monuments, and palaces are believed to have been built by the Malla kings of the Medieval Nepal. Enjoy an hour of rickshaw ride in the durbar square area. There are still many rickshaws present in Kathmandu which is popular among tourists and even locals ride them for short distance travel within the city.
After breakfast proceeds to the 2000 years old Swoyambhunath stupa, (UNESCO World Heritage site) sometimes also known as the monkey temple.The temple charms with its great dazzling stupa, while at the same time offers a marvelous view of Kathmandu Valley.
Next destination is Patan Durbar square. (UNESCO World heritage site). Patan Durbar Square complex is perhaps the most photographed of the three durbar squares. Located in the heart of Patan city, this was once the palace of the kings of Patan. The square is a display of Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
After Patan, we will visit Pashupatinath Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Pashupatinath Temple is Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine and one of the greatest Lord Shiva sites. The temple is located on the banks of the Bagmati River. The temple is the seat of the national deity, Pashupatinath. Hindus from all over the world visit Pashupatinath temple. Cremation of the bodies of Hindus is done along the bank of Bagmati River in Pashupatinath temple after they are dead.
After the city tour, we will drive you to a traditional Nepalese Restaurant for farewell dinner and to thank you for visiting our country. The food served will be authentic Nepalese cuisine with cultural show.
Departure Kathmandu (B)
Drive to airport for flight back home with lots of memories with tours in Nepal and Bhutan.
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