15 Days Nepal and Bhutan Delight - Mystical Nepal & In to the Hidden Kingdom of Bhutan

15 Days Nepal and Bhutan Delight - Mystical Nepal & In to the Hidden Kingdom of Bhutan
  • Duration : 15 Days (approx.)
  • Product code : P4TAU8
From USD $2,749.00
Overview:

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.
 
Package Includes

4* accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis
3* accommodation in Bhutan on full board basis (B/L/D)
All ground transfers on private basis
Guided sightseeing tour in Nepal and Bhutan
All entrance and monument fees in Nepal and Bhutan
Bhutan Visa Fee of USD 40 per person and visa processing
All government, hotels and other applicable taxe

Detailed Itinerary:                                

Day 1 Kathmandu


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.


Day 2 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). 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 largestand the most crowded town in Bhutan.


Overnight: Thimphu| Altitude: 2300m


Day 3 Thimphu – Punakha (3 hrs) (B/L/D)


Morning visit to  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.

 Day 4 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 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.


Overnight: Phobjikha| Altitude: 2900m


Day 5 Phobjikha – Paro (6.5 hrs) (B/L/D)


Morning could go for walk right below your hotel and meet the school children who all walk for hours to reach their nearest school. Later after breakfast retrace the drive back to Paro. Upon arrival in Paro, visit Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Continue further to stroll around the old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. Could get some opportunity to see the traditional game, Archery match going on. Evening back to the hotel.


Overnight: Paro| Altitude: 2200m

Day 6 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.


Overnight: Paro

Day 7 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 in to the hotel and after short refreshment proceed for 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.


Day 8 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 cultural show which is known as Tharu stick dance.

Day 9 Chitwan – Jungle activities (B/L/D)

Today guests will be escorted by expert naturalist on various exciting activities including elephant back safari, Canoe ride, Jungle walk, Bird watching, Slide
show.

Day 10 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 are the gorgeous view of the gigantic Himalayan range and the beautiful lakes.


Day 11 Pokhara (B)                                                                                 


A city tour of Pokhara is in store for you which includes 1 hour boating on scenic Fewa Lake, Barahi Temple, Bindabasini Temple, Davis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Seti Gorge, Tibetan Refugee Camp. After the halfday city tour, free time to explore the wonderful lake side area. Guest can find various shopping items and also can chill out in lake side cool and cozycafe or pubs.


Day 12 Pokhara – Kathmandu (6 hrs) (B)                                                            


After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, check in to your hotel and free time on your own to rest or relax.


Day 13 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 milesfrom the capital city, Kathmandu. Bhaktapur was the largest of the three Newa kingdom 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, metaland 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 issurrounded 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 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.


Day 14 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.


After breakfast proceed 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.


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 at the banks of the Bagmati River. The temple is the seat of the national deity, Pashupatinath.

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.


 

Day 15 Departure Kathmandu (B)                                                                                                    


Drive to airport for flight back home with lots of Nepalese memories.