Nepal, Bhutan Tour

This Combination of luxury tours to Nepal and Bhutan is perfect for a magical experience of Himalayan culture. Your tour starts from Kathmandu, a racial melting pot of Nepal. You will visit popular heritage sites and be astounded by various man made treasures. You will then fly to Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan. Here you will experience Bhutanese hospitality, admire the ever-changing landscapes, and immerse yourself in Bhutan’s rich Buddhist culture. In Bhutan visit various Dzongs and monasteries in Paro & capital Thimphu. Visit various tourist attractions in the capital of Thimphu, enjoy the fresh air during your ride to Punakha, visit the largest Punakha Dzong and the famous Taktsang Monastery "Tiger's Nest". You will fly back to Kathmandu and visit the natural city of Pokhara. This romantic city of Nepal is popular for its pristine lakes and mountains. This tour will end, however the memory of it will still remain.

Inclusions:
  1. 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  2. 1 night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  3. 2 nights accommodation in Thimphu with breakfast
  4. 1 night accommodation in Punakha with breakfast
  5. 2 nights accommodation in Paro with breakfast
  6. Meals as per the itinerary
  7. All necessary airport transfers with service of a local representative
  8. Guided sightseeing tours in Nepal and Bhutan as per the itinerary
  9. Permit and entrance fees in Bhutan
  10. All applicable entrance fees (except in museums)
Exclusions:
  1. International airfare
  2. Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu air tickets (will be advised separately)
  3. Kathmandu/Paro/Kathmandu air fare (will be advised separately)
  4. Lunches/dinners (except in Bhutan)
  5. Tips, gratuities, expenses of personal nature

Inclusions and exclusions are as per the above program. If travelers wish to customize the tour or add some recommended optional tours we can include the same on request.

DAY 01

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu. Meeting and assistance at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. After a short briefing check-in the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): XXX

DAY 02

Day 02: Full day tour

Morning, sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple. This Shiva temple is a holiest shrine of Hindus. Later, continue to Boudhanath temple. The stupa area resembles Bharkhor street of Tibet. This is a holiest site for Buddhist. Afternoon, visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. This is the biggest and the most beautiful Durbar Square in the valley. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): Breakfast

DAY 03

Day 03: Fly to Paro and drive to Thimphu (2,350m)

Morning, fly to Paro . Upon arrival in Paro you will be met at Paro by our representative. After lunch, sightseeing tour in Paro. Later drive to Thimphu, capital city of Bhutan. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 04

Day 04: Full day sightseeing tour of Thimphu

After breakfast, visit National Memorial Chorten. Continue on to 12th century Changangkha Temple and Drubthob Monastery housing Zilukha Nunnery. Other site visit includes School for Arts and Crafts where students are taught 13 types of Bhutanese art, the National Library housing the collection of Bhutanese scripture dating back to 8th century. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 05

Day 05: Drive from Thimphu to Punakha (1300m)

After breakfast drive over Dochu-La pass (3,100m), which on clear day will offer incredible Himalayas views before descending into Punakha valley (77 kms/3 hrs drive).Later, sightseeing tour in Punakha. After lunch enjoy walk to Chimi Lhakhang, temple of Divine Madman. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 06

Day 06: Drive back to Paro via Thimphu

Morning, drive to Yabesa Village and hike through the rice fields and up to Khamsum Yueley Namgyal Chorten. Afterwards, proceed on to Paro, visiting Semtokha Dzong en route. Upon arrival in Paro (143 kms/5 hrs drive), transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 07

Day 07: Hike to Taktsang Monastery in Paro

After breakfast, hike to Taktsang Monastery. The trail is board and walk of approx.2 hrs will take you kilometer above the Paro valley (for those who cannot walk we will arrange horse to transfer up to the viewing point). On the return back to Paro visit 7th century Kyichu Lakhang. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 08

Day 08: Fly back to Kathmandu

Morning, transfer to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal: Breakfast

DAY 09

Day 09: Fly to Pokhara. Later, half day tour in Pokhara

Morning, fly to Pokhara. Pokhara is the second most important tourist destination in Nepal. Famous for its pristine lakes and mountains, this place is also gateway to the most famous Annapurna treks. Upon arrival in Pokhara, transfer to the hotel. Later, half day your of Devis fall, Bindyabasini temple, Seti gorge. After one hour boating in Phewa lake transfer back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.

Meal(s): Breakfast

DAY 10

Day 10: Morning, sunrise excursion. Later, fly back to Kathmandu

Early morning, sunrise excursion to Sarangkot hill. You will be mystified to see the first rays of the sun touching the mighty Himalayan peaks. After, breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): Breakfast

DAY 11

Day 11: Departure transfer

Free till departure. Transfer to the airport in time to connect your international flight

Meal(s): Breakfast

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