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$
4,000
/ Person
Destination:
Bhutan, China, Nepal
We encourage you to join us in a memorable and wonderful travel that comes once in a lifetime. You can feel the natural beauty, cultural diversity and religious harmony in Nepal, Bhutan ... moreand Tibet which offers you an unforeseen experience.
Our 14 days adventure begins with visits to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu followed by exciting elephant back safari in Chitwan National Park and sightseeing in the ... moreamazing lake city, Pokhara where you can see the Annapurna Mountains. After that our tour will begin with the visits to popular Bhutanese landmarks such as Tiger’s Nest Monastery, King’s Memorial Chhorten, Punakha Dzong (fortress), beautiful Mt. Chomolhari,ancient forts and traditional villages and many other interesting places and next is a fly to Tibet and visit popular Tibetan landmarks such as PotalaPalace, Norbulingka palace, Tibet Museum, Barkhor Bazaar and others in Lhasa. 

During the tour in Tibet we will also visit a number of impressive and beautiful Tibetan monasteries like Sera, Drepung and Jokhang Temple. Traveling a little beyond from Lhasa the next day we will explore the amazing Ganden Monastery and Drayerpa Cave. Bhutan Nepal and Tibet Tour will allow all the nature lover to experience exotic culture and spectacular nature.

This trip takes you to the region’s great capitals. First to Kathmandu, Nepal; Lhasa, Tibet and then Thimpu, Bhutan. The best season for this great trip starts from April to June and all the way to early September and late Oct. we promise to take care of your all needs. Just call us and give us an opportunity to serve you.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival and sightseeing in Paro (2,250m/7,382ft)
As our flight nears Bhutan, we can enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks. At the airport, we will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Recreation who will take us to our hotel. Today, we will visit Rinpung Dzong which was built in 1646 and now houses the district Monastic Body and government administrative offices of Paro Dzongkhag. We will also visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country and Drugyal Dzong, built in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over Tibetan invaders during the 1600s. Overnight in Paro.

Day 02: Paro to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft): 54 km, hike to Taktsang Monastery
After breakfast, we spend 4-5 hiking to and from Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery situated at 3,180 meters. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up the mountain. After having explored the monastery, we hike down to the valley floor. This afternoon, we will drive to Thimphu, and spend the night.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m/4,100ft): 76 km, 2 – 3 hours
After breakfast, we enjoy the scenic drive to Punakha with a stop for tea at Dochu La Pass (3,100m), where on a clear day we get spectacular views of the Himalayas. From the pass, we drive downhill through rhododendron, fir and hemlock forests. We then pass through rice fields along river banks and reach Punakha. After lunch, we visit Punakha Dzong. Built between 1637-1638, it is the second oldest and the second largest dzong in Bhutan. Overnight in Punakha.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Punakha to Paro (2250m/7382ft): 140 km, 4 hours
After breakfast, we drive to Paro via Dochu La pass. There, we visit the new Druk Wangyal Monastery. With elaborate paintings depicting the lineage of the present monarchy and their visionary works, the Druk Wangyal Monastery is the only one of its kind in the country. After the tour of the monastery, we continue our drive with a stop in Thimphu for lunch. Overnight in Paro.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft): 1 hour flight, sightseeing in Kathmandu
Fly to Kathmandu. While there, visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the ancient kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus all over the world. The Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06: Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan: 150km, 5 – 6 hours
After breakfast we begin our drive to Chitwan, a city located at the foot of the Churia range and famous for housing Chitwan National Park (CNP), the first national park in Nepal, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon reaching Chitwan, we either take a jungle safari or nature walks depending on the time of arrival. During the safari, we go deep into the jungle and spot deer, the endangered one-horn rhinoceros, along with other wild animals. If lucky, we may even spot the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. During nature walks we enjoy the company of a wide variety of flora and fauna and spend some time bird watching. In the evening, there will be a presentation on the wide range of flora and fauna of CNP. Overnight in Chitwan.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: Chitwan National Park
Early in the morning, we will be mounted on elephant backs for a jungle safari through dense grasslands to witness wildlife in their natural habitat. After breakfast, we visit the elephant stables and even enjoy bathing the elephants. During the afternoon we can either drive through the jungles followed by a canoe ride down the Rapti River. While canoeing, we may get a close look at the Gharial and Mugger crocodiles along with fresh water dolphins, otters and varieties of water birds. Or, we may even go for birding or nature walks and come closer to a variety of wild flora and fauna found in the park. Overnight in Chitwan.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08: Drive to Pokhara (910m/2986ft): 200km, 5 – 6 hours
Leave the southern Nepalese landscape for Pokhara, the beautiful lake city. As we enter Pokhara, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. Today, we visit Davis Falls and Shiva Cave. Davis Falls is a unique waterfall that flows directly into a narrow and deep canal which has no end. The Shiva Cave is located near to Davis Fall and houses a shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, a primary Hindu God. Overnight in Pokhara.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 09: Catch the morning sunrise from Sarangkot Hill then fly to Kathmandu
Early in the morning we leave for Sarangkot, a hill that overlooks the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in the north and Pokhara city in the south. From here, we catch amazing views of the sun as it rises in the mighty Himalayas. We then head back to Pokhara where we can do some boating in Phewa Lake, the largest lake in Pokhara. We will also visit Bindyabasini Temple located at the center of the Lake before flying to Kathmandu for overnight stay. In Kathmandu, we take dinner together with Himalayan Glacier’s representatives.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Arrival in Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft)
On our flight to Lhasa, we get to enjoy a beautiful hour-long trans-Himalayan flight that takes us over Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,536m) and other Himalayan peaks and glaciers. Upon our arrival at Gonggar Airport in Lhasa, a representative from Himalayan Glacier will pick us up from the airport for about an hour’s drive to our designated hotel in Lhasa. We are advised to take plenty of rest for the remainder of the day in order to minimize altitude sickness. Overnight in Lhasa.

Included meals:Breakfast

Day 11: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum: 5 – 6 hours
We begin sightseeing in Lhasa after breakfast. Today is the day we visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Built in the 17thcentury, Potala Palace provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama and houses what is considered to be the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Next, we visit the Tibet Museum, the official museum of Tibet, which has a permanent collection of around 1000 artifacts related to the cultural history of Tibet.Overnight in Lhasa.

Included meals:Breakfast

Day 12: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar: 5 – 6 hours
After breakfast, we visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. Drepung Monastery, which was built in the 14century, is believed to have sheltered around 10,000 monks in the past but as of now there has been quite a declination resulting in only a few hundred. The history, culture, and religious beliefs of the Tibetan people are strongly concentrated and centered in this marvelous monastery. Sera Monastery is a preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep-seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. We further stroll through Barkhor Bazaar (market). With its open air stalls, shops and crowd of pilgrims, it is the nerve centre of Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa.

Included meals:Breakfast

Day 13: A day excursion to Ganden Monastery and Drayerpa Cave: 5 – 6 hours
In the morning, we drive to Ganden Monastery, located at the top of Wangbur Mountain (3,800m) in the Lhatse County, 57km east of Lhasa. It is the oldest and one of the ‘great three’ of the six Gelug Sect monasteries in Tibet. Ganden Monastery has extremely delicate and fine murals and sculptures. It also keeps a suit of armor decorated with gems, which was worn by Emperor Qianlong and was bestowed to the monastery as an offering to Tsong Khapa, founder of the Gelug Sect. During the afternoon, we drive to Drayerpa Cave located in a beautiful valley with a stunning landscape. There are more than 30 caves for Lamas who wish to meditate in a silent environment. In the evening, we drive back to Lhasa and spend the night. 

Included meals:Breakfast

Day 14: Final departure
Our adventure in the Himalayas comes to an end today! A representative from Himalayan Recreation will take us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure with Himalayan Recreation.

Included meals:Breakfast 

What Is Included

All airport pick-ups and drops

All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicles in Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet

All meals in Bhutan and Nepal

Breakfast in Tibet

Twin-shared hotel accommodation in Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet

Sightseeing in Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet by an experienced English speaking local tour guide

Bhutanese visa fee and Tibet entry permit

Sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments as per the itinerary

Company services and all required government taxes

What Is Not Included

All international flights

Nepalese visa fee (easily available after arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu)

Chinese visa (US $175 for Americans and US $85 for other nationals)

All personal expenses (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry etc.)

Lunch and dinner in Tibet

Tips for guide and driver

What to Bring

The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

Luggage Weight Restrictions

Druk Air has a 20 kg weight limit for checked luggage and another 5 kg weight limit for carry-on luggage on their flights.

Official Papers
Passport with minimum validity of 6 months
Copy of the first page of your passport
Airline tickets
Visa approval for Bhutan (to be brought with you)

Packing List for Cultural Tours
A pair of lightweight long pants
A pair of dress pants / dresses for evening outings
A pair of Capri pants
Short-sleeved shirts/blouses
Long-sleeved shirt for sun protection (while visiting dzongs (fortresses), temples and monasteries)
Undergarments (optimum number)
Socks
Pajamas
A warm jacket (if the tour is in the months of Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec., Jan. and Feb.)
Sweater or light weight jacket
Windbreaker
A pair of comfortable walking shoes
A pair of sandals
A pair of dress shoes
Personal toiletries
Insect repellent
Sunscreen rated 20 SPF or higher
Lip balm
Sunglasses
Prescription glasses
Visor/sun hat
Flashlight
Daypack/Fanny pack for day trips
Beach Towel
First-Aid kit with pain medications, antiseptic/anesthetic for sunburn, and prescription medications.

Optional field Gears
Camera, memory cards and spare batteries
Electronics/battery charger
Spare contact lenses or glasses
Reading and writing materials
Passport pouch or money pouch
Motion sickness medication
$
1,725
/ Person
Destination:
Bhutan, Nepal
Day Tours Nepal has lead Nepal Bhutan tour to experience the high adventures and local cultures set against the beautiful backdrop of the Himalayan range. Day Tours Nepal professional ... moretour guides, leaders and trekking staff ensure that everything runs smoothly. Our guides are fluent in Chinese, English, German, French, and Spanish. Day Tours Nepal counter part Leaders will brief you the historical and cultural things of the places. We ensure your journey smooth and safe operation of all aspects.
Itinerary Day 1: ARRIVE KATHMANDU DRIVE TO NAGARKOT Arrive Tribhuwan International Airport. Meet and greet. Transfer to Nagarkot hill station for an hour drive. Arrive Nagarkot and ... morecheck in at pre booked Hotel in Nagarkot. Rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy the scenic view of Nagarkot. Dinner and overnight in the Hotel.

Day 2: NAGARKOT – KATHMANDU
Early morning wake up to view sunrise Himalayan views including Mt. Everest. After breakfast at hotel, return Kathmandu. On the way visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. After lunch, continue with the visit of Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath Stupa. Hotel in Kathmandu. Transfer out for dinner with Nepalese Cultural show at Local Restaurant. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 3: KATHMANDU – PARO – PUNAKHA (B, L, D)
(Distance: 125 km, estimated driving time: 3 ½ hr)
Arrive Paro . After completing your immigration formalities, you will be received by our representative. Then you will travel to Punakha & Wangdue which will take you through Chunzom (confluence of Pachu- the river flowing through Paro valley & Wangchu –the river flowing through Thimphu valley). On the way, visit Tachog Lhakhang (temple) , this 14th century temple located on the base of a mountain across the Pa chu on the Paro-Thimphu highway, is a must visit temple in the Paro valley. Built by the great master architect Thangtong Gyalpo, the temple houses some unique statues. To get to the temple one may actually walk over the iron chains that spans over the Pa chu. After crossing Chunzom, the drive will take you along the Wangchu upto Simtokha, from where you will follow West-East highway towards Punakha through Dochula. At Dochula Pass (Altitude 3140 m), in the clear sky; enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountain ranges. You will be driven via the beautiful 108 chortens built on the hill by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck (Queen Mother of Bhutan) for the security and well being of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan. You will stop for lunch at Dochula Pass and after lunch drive onto Punakha.

Punakha has been inextricably linked to some of the most momentous events in the Bhutanese history and deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful and significant regions at the heart of Bhutanese culture. Punakha had served as the capital of Bhutan from 1637 till 1907 and the 1st National Assembly was held there. On the way, stop for refreshment at Metsina village and then visit the Devine Madman’s Monastery-Chhimi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where one can receive a special fertility blessing. Then visit the Punakha Dzong, located on the island of the Pho – Chu (male river) and the Mochu (female river). The dzong was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative seat of the region. At the dzong, you can see the highest standards in woodwork. In the evening you may visit Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendup Lhakhang Nunnery and enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful view of Punakha and Wangdue valleys from there.

Day 4: PUNAKHA – THIMPHU (B, L, D)
Distance: 71 km, estimated driving time: 2 ½ hr
After breakfast travel to Thimphu with refreshment at Dochula Pass. On arrival at Thimphu check into your hotel and visit the following: • School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Crafts where students undertake a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. • National Textile Museum which is a good place to see the art of traditional weaving being kept alive and preserved through exhibition and has a good collection of old textiles which are rich in colors and designs.You will also see people weaving with intricate designs. • Bhutan Postal Museum (recently launched)-The museum tells the story of Bhutan’s progress and development through the evolution of communications and postal system in the country. And also you can get personalized Bhutanese postage stamps with your photo on them. You can bring along your favorite photo to put on the stamps and put these stamps on your postcard to send to your family and friends. After lunch visit the following: • Centenary Farmers’ market (if tour coincides with Thu-Sun) where farmers would be selling their wide range of farm produces (vegetables from farms and wild ferns or bamboo shoots collected from forest, flour, rice, roasted rice, rice flakes, spices, yams both cultivated and wild ones collected from forests, fruits, etc) and livestock products (mainly cheese and butter). Free interaction with people from town as well as from villages comes to this weekend market. Weekend market is from Thursday-Sunday ( 4 days). • Takin Preserve, which houses the national animal the Takin that is only found in Bhutan. This is an extremely rare member of the goat family. Found in herds in the very high altitudes (13,125ft and over). They live on a diet of grass and bamboo. It can weigh as much as 550 pounds. • Kuenselphodrang (commonly known as Buddha Point) where the largest Buddha statue in the country is perched on the hillock overlooking the Thimphu Valley and enjoy the magnificent few of Thimphu Valley and mountain peaks. • National Memorial Chorten (stupa) which was constructed in 1974 as a memorial for the third King of Bhutan, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who is widely regarded as the father of modern Bhutan. The term ‘chorten’ literally means ‘ seat of faith’ and Buddhists often call such monuments the ‘Mind of Buddha’. Meet the elderly generation in circumambulation. • Tashichhoe Dzong, a fortress of the glorious religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and was reconstructed into present structure by the late King, His majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the year 1962-1969. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body. • Craft Bazaar -A one stop place to witness Bhutanese culture and buy Bhutan made art and craft product. The Bazaar in its 80 stalls covers all aspects of the traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. At this Bazaar craftsmen and artisans from across the country display and sell their handicrafts. In the evening walk around Thimphu town and you may visit local handicraft stores.

Day 5: PARO TIGER’S NEST (B, L, D)
Distance: 54 km and driving time: 1 hour
After breakfast, drive to Paro and then hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. The walk up to the viewpoint will take about 1 – 1 ½ hrs depending on your fitness and from View Point you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. Stop for refreshment at the View Point Cafeteria. Then walk further up to the monastery which will take about 1 hour. It is said that in the 8th century Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress from eastern Bhutan to this place and meditated in a cave here for 3 months. The principal Lhakhang (monastery) of the present monastic complex dates from 1692. Taktsang was damaged severely by fire in 1998 but has now been fully restored to its former glory.

After visiting the monastery, walk downhill back to the road on the way stop for lunch at the view point cafeteria and then walk further downhill to the road point. Then drive back to hotel. On the way visit Kyichu temple,one of the 108 temples built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo. The story goes that a giant demon lay across the whole area of Tibet and the Himalayas and was preventing the spread of Buddhism. To overcome her, King Songtsen Gampo decided to build 108 temples, which would be placed on all the points of her body. Of these 108 temples, 12 were built in accordance with precise plans. Thus, it happened that in about the year AD 638 the temple of Jokhang in Lhasa was built over the very heart of the demon. In the evening you can relax in the Traditional Bhutanese Hotstone bath at a farmhouse in Paro valley. A visit to a farmhouse offers a good glimpse into the lifestyle of a farmer. You will also see around inside of the traditional Bhutanese house and you will also enjoy authentic traditional Bhutanese dinner.

Day 6: PARO – KATHMANDU (B)
After early breakfast transfer to the airport for light back to Kathmandu. Meet and transfer for lunch at Local Restaurant. in Kathmandu. Afternoon visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swoyambhunath Stupa. Free time at Thamel Street for last minute shopping.

Day 7: DEPART KATHMANDU (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Cost Includes:

Private Arrival & Departure transfers on both international and domestic flights,

Kathmandu – Paro – Kathmandu Flights tickets.

Bhutan Visa Fees.

All hotels accommodation at standard or Deluxe hotels as per mentioned on the itinerary in a double/twin room with breakfast, lunch, dinner in Bhutan.

Nepal portion B/B based hotels in double / twin sharing.

Guided tour of the cities with all entry to the cultural, historical and heritage sites as per itinerary.

All ground transfer as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle.

Cost Excludes:

Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water, Telephone, etc.

Tips for tour guide and assistance

International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.

Valid Travel Insurance with Medical evacuation in case of emergency.

Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc

Nepal Visa fees, Meals in Nepal
Destination:
Nepal
Our Nepal and Bhutan holiday includes cultural varieties in two beautiful south Asian countries, you get glimpse of Nepal while and spend most of the time in the Land of the Thunder ... moreDragon, The Bhutan.
The tour starts in Kathmandu with your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, followed by sight tour in Kathmandu then travel to Bhutan and visit of many historical and cultural ... moreheritages in Bhutan and return flight to Kathmandu, and visit visit Patan and Bhaktapur cities that have charmed millions of tourists over the years with its historical architecture and rich cultural heritage. Then, drive to Nagarkot, a village renowned for its sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas and enjoy spectacular sunset views amidst the tall and mighty peaks and your tour is complete. The spring (March and May) and autumn (September to November) are the best seasons for Nepal and Bhutan holiday, you are able enjoy this trip during winter months but it may get a bit cold.

Detail Itinerary
Day 01.Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters): transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel: And you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to hotel, your evening is relevantly free and after you have refreshed, you can get familiar with the area by going for a stroll down the street. At eventide our Tour Manager will meet you at your hotel to brief you on program during your stay in Nepal. Have supper, & its then rest & your first overnight in the city of cows & temples, probably the most in the world. ( A)

Day 02.Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:After a good night’s rest & a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we set out for a Sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley which begins in Kathmandu Durbar square, Swayambunath (Monkey temple) in the morning and sightseeing in Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhnath Stupa in the afternoon. Kathmandu is a wonderful mix of the ancient & the new & this includes western influences that sometimes makes visiting the capital an interesting place to spend time in as the old stubbornly jostles for its place with rising attractions from Europe & the west. Some of the sites you visit are UNESCO declared world heritage sites & you will truly enjoy visiting these ancient monuments & learning of its mystic history you’re your professional guide, overnight at Hotel ( A, B).

Note: you can take one hour scenic Everest Experience mountain flight in the morning before the tours starts, you are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement.

Day 03- Fly to Paro- Transfer to Thimphu:We will transfer you to the Kathmandu airport for the scenic flight to Bhutan, on a clear day, the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational, including Everest, but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro. In Paro you will be received by your Bhutanese guide and transferred to Thimphu, overnight at hotel. (A, L, D).

Day 04- Thimphu – Excursion to Cheri Gompa:After breakfast, we will drive towards northern end of the valley for about 20 minutes to get started for an exciting walk to CHERI GOMPA (monastery). This is a pleasant rural drive, gently up a valley through paddy fields and woodland via a Tibetan village. From Dodena, after crossing the cantilevered bridge, it is another 30-45 minutes steep climb up hill. Cheri Dorji Dhen was first built in 1620 by Shabdrung, the first ruler of Bhutan, who also established the first order of monks here. It is usually possible to enter Cheri courtyard and also shall be allowed to visit the shrines inside. Descend to the bottom of the hill, where your transport arrives to take you back to Thimphu. In the late afternoon/evening drive to the site of Colorful Weekend Market where people from all walks of life come to sell and buy their stuffs. It’s place to get an experience with Bhutanese lifestyle, tradition and culture, overnight at Hotel, (A, B, L, D).

Day 05: Drive to Paro and sightseeing:This morning a scenic drive of 1 hr will bring you to one of the well known tourist destination in Paro valley. Before going to Paro take a diversion to the Chele La pass at an altitude of approximately, 3900m/1300ft. On one side is the Paro and on the other side is Haa valley. Take a short leg straitening walk on the pass when the temperature is cool. Weather permitting you will see the Bhutanese Himalayas from the pass including the highest peak Gangar Puensum 7546 m and second highest peak Jumolhari Peak 7314 m. On your way back to Paro, we will stop at a place for the hike (optional) to a monastery called Dzondrakha which looks similar to famous Tiger’s Nest monastery but located at shorter hiking distance. Half the walk will be along the agricultural field and very easy, another half will be an uphill climb and when both versions of hikes are summed up it will take less than 1 hour to reach at the top where the monastery stands. On reaching the site of the monastery, one would enjoy the view of the fertile Paro valley below. Your guide will take you inside the main temple of the monastery. ( A, B, L, D).

Day 06: Taktshang Hike:In the morning drive to Ramthangkha, The Terminating Point of the Motorable Road then hike to the Tiger’s nest, you can also take a pony ride with additional cost US$12 per person, to halfway to the most highlighted Buddhist temple in entire Himalayas, Afternoon Visit Kyichu lhakhang,one of the oldest temple in Bhutan , Visit Ta Dzong National Museum and Paro Ringpung Dzong Built in 17th Century to defend the valley against the Tibetan invaders, old watch tower. You will get an ample chance to see the old and new textiles, armours, and flora and fauna collections, overnight at Hotel, (A, B, L, D).

Day 07 Flight from Bhutan- Nepal:After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to the airport in Paro for departure flight to Nepal, transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel, ( A, B).

Day 08.Full day sightseeing tour of Patan and Bhaktapur and Nagarkot:After enjoying a good breakfast in your hotel, we will embark for Sightseeing at the ancient Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square that are highly known for their immense & tragic historical features that include heritage monuments that still echo the vibrant histories of these once-upon-a-time ancient kingdoms that had separate kings who lived life to the hilt but suffered tragic defeats at the hands of the famous Gurkha king Prithvi Narayan Shah & bullet holes can still be seen on the wall of these ancient palaces till this day. It was king Prithvi that finally unified a feudal Nepal that was constantly at war with one another and created a dynasty that still survives in Nepal today, then we will drive to Nagarkot , sunset view and overnight at Hotel ( A, B).

Day 09.Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure:We are confident that you’ve enjoyed one of the best holidays ever & will go back home with lasting memories of this amazing country. Our escorts & vehicles will be on standby at your hotel to take you to the airport for your final departure home sweet home. It’s been wonderful knowing you. We hope to see you again!! Bon Voyage! ( B).

A- Accommodation, B- Brakfast, L- Lunch and D- dinner

Cost Include

All airport pick-ups and drops

All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicles

Twin-shared hotel accommodation in Nepal with breakfast.

Twin-shared hotel accommodation Bhutan with breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Sightseeing in Nepal and Bhutan by an experienced English speaking local tour guide

Government taxes, permits, sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments as per the itinerary

Bhutanese visa fee.

Flight from Kathmandu- Bhutan-Kathmandu.

Cost Exclude

International flights to and from Nepal.

Nepalese visa fee (easily available after arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu)

All personal expenses (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry etc.)

Travel insurance

Tips for guides and drivers

Anything not mentioned in the included section.
$
1,315
/ Person
Destination:
Bhutan
Hidden in the eastern Himalaya between India and Tibet the sparsely populated mountain Kingdom of Bhutan exudes pure magic. Our Bhutan insight tour will take you to the magnificent ... moremountains, the forest are dense, the people are innocent and delightful, the air is pure crystalline, the architecture imposing, the religion vibrant and its art superb.

Bhutan has been restricting the number of tourists visiting in order to preserve its natural assets and a way of life that has remained for millenniums.
Day 01 :Arrival and sightseeing in Paro (2,250m) Overnight at Paro Day 02 :Paro to Thimphu (2320m) 54 km, 1 hour Overnight at Thimpu... more

Day 03 :Thimphu to Punakha (1300m) 76 km, 3 hours
Overnight at Punakha

Day 04 :Excursion to Gangtey 164 Km, 6 hours
Overnight at Punakha

Day 05 :Punakha to Paro (2,250m) 130 km, 4 hours
Overnight at Paro

Day 06 :Explore to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
Overnight at Paro

Day 07 :Final Departure

Cost Include(s)

Private Arrival & Departure transfers on both international and domestic flights,
Bhutan Visa Fees.
All hotels accommodation at standard or Deluxe hotels as per mentioned on the itinerary
3 times meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner.)
Guided tour of the cities with all entry to the cultural, historical and heritage sites as per itinerary.
All ground transfer as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle.
All government taxes.

Cost Exclude(s)
Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, Telephone, etc.
Tips for tour guide and assistance
Flight airfare to bhutan, cost (minimum 380 USD per person) from Kathmandu – Paro – Kathmandu (both way)
Valid Travel Insurance with Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc

Trip Details
Duration: 7 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Trip Cost: USD 1315

Trip start from : Bhutan

Trip end at: Bhutan

Minimum group size: 1