Nepal Bhutan Tour
Arrive Paro is an experience like no other. During the journey, you will get inspiringly beautiful glimpses of some of the world's most famous Himalayan peaks. At the airport, welcome you and 1 hour picturesque drive (68 km) along the course of the Paro Chhu (Paro River) and the Wang Chhu (Thimphu River) will bring you to the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu. Check into your hotel and begin the sightseeing with a visit to the Memorial Chorten and the Changangkha temple. Evening dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Morning visit to Bhutan Animal Protection Park, Park Bhutan's most representative animals - Tarkin the TAKIN also known as neither fish nor fowl. Then drove to Punakha. To a hilltop look out around the Greater Himalayas over seven thousand meters high peaks magnificent scenery, and views of the 108 stupas, enjoy a leisurely tea. The afternoon arrival was built in 1637 the ancient capital of Bhutan - Punakha, is one of the most beautiful cities in Bhutan. Tour to Punakha cases. Dinner at hotel & O/N stay at hotel.
Morning after breakfast, then drive back to Paro check in hotel, after lunch then sightseeing with Ta-Dzong, the National Museum (closed on Sundays and Mondays), which was originally the watch tower of the Paro Dzong and stands imposingly on a hillock overlooking the Paro valley. A short visit here will give you an idea of the cultural and ecological richness of Bhutan. Ramble down to visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong, the ‘fortress of the heap of jewels’ and on to Dungtse Lhakhang by crossing Namai zampa (a traditional cantilever bridge). This Lhakhang is conceived as a ‘mandala’ with the different storey’s corresponding to different levels of initiation and has a remarkable collection of some of Bhutan’s most interesting paintings and overnight stay at hotel.
The main highlight of the day is one of Bhutan’s most venerated pilgrimage sites, the Taktsang Goemba, commonly referred to as the ‘Tiger’s Nest’. According to legend, Guru Rinpoche miraculously flew here on the back of a tigress, meditated in a cave here for three months and converted the whole of Paro valley to Buddhism. Resting at an altitude of 900 m above the valley, Taktsang is an architectural wonder and the spectacular four hour walk will be your most overwhelming experience ever. Drive on to visit Drukgyel Dzong (the ruined fortress -17 km from the town), built in 1647 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over the Tibetans in 1644. Drukgyel means ‘fortress of the victorious Drukpas’. The Dzong, with a delightful village nestling at its foot, and the Mount of Jumolhari (Alt 24,000 feet) appearing as a back drop on a fine weather is an awe-inspiring sight. On the way back to hotel, visit the Kichu Monastery. Built sometime in early 7th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gempo, it is one of the oldest temple in Bhutan. O/n Paro.
Morning after breakfast, transfer to Airport fly to Kathmandu, Arrival then drive to Pokhara (Pokhara is located in the mid western Nepal and the centre of adventure in Nepal, is an enchanting city nestled in a tranquil valley. Due to its stunningly beautiful natural setting and the suitable base for trekking in the Annapurna region, Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal after Kathmandu. It is the starting point for many of Nepal’s most popular trekking and rafting destinations. The majority of the people of Pokhara are Brahmins and Chettris from Kathmandu and Tibetan settlers). Arrive check in hotel rest, Noon after Lunch one hour Boating on Fewa Lake with Visit Barahi Temple, free time in lake side, evening dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Early morning Sunrise & Mountain View with Annapurna Ranges including fishtail mountain, Dhaula Giri Mountain and other mountain, back to hotel on the way visit Bindabasini Temple (The Indian Tenple), breakfast at hotel then sightseeing tour to Tibetan Refugee Camp, Gupteshwor Cave & Devi’s fall. Afternoon visit the world peace temple on the top of the hill. Free time for rest, evening dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Morning breakfast at hotel then drive back to Kathmandu on the way in Kathmandu visit Sowyambhunath Temple is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the north-west parts of the temple. The Swayambhunath complex consists of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples, some dating back to the Licchavi period. Evening dinner at them self and overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning breakfast at hotel then Full day Sightseeing tour to Bhaktapur Durbar Square including (pottery square, durbar square, Dattatreye square, fifty five window place) afternoon drive to Patan visit Patan Durbar square, Krishna Mandir Mahabihar Golden Gate temple, and Bouddhanath Stupa, Boudhanath was founded by the Nepalese Licchavi king Śivadeva (c. 590-604 CE); though other Nepalese chronicles date it to the reign of King Mānadeva (464-505 CE).Tibetan sources claim a mound on the site was excavated in the late 15th or early 16th century and the bones of king Amshuvarma 605-621 were discovered there. Evening dinner at Typical Nepali Restaurant with Live Cultural Dance and overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning breakfast at hotel (Optional Mountain flight),) then visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu’s Durbar Square is the site of the Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex, which was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch, still take place today. Time and again the temples and the palaces in the square have gone through reconstruction after being damaged by natural causes or neglect. Presently there are less than ten quadrangles in the square. The temples are being preserved as national heritage sites and the palace is being used as a museum. Only a few parts of the palace are open for visitors and the Taleju temples are only open for people of Hindu and Buddhist faiths. At the southern end of Durbar Square is one of the most curious attractions in Nepal, the Kumari Chowk. This gilded cage contains the Raj Kumari, a girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. She is worshiped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards. Then free time for Shopping in Ason (The Local Market) and Thamel Area, up to Airport time then transfer to International Airport for your final Departure to your onward destination.
IncludesYou will be happily served and facilitated by SEA & SKY TOURS & TRAVELS TREKKING & EXPEDITION with:
- Accommodation in 3 star deluxe hotels in Thimpu, Punakha and Paro,
- Accommodation in 3/4 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara,
- All meals in Bhutan and Nepal,
- All Transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary in Bhutan and Nepal,
- Tour Guide in Bhutan and Nepal as well,
- All Monument Entrance fee as mentioned in the itinerary for Bhutan and Nepal,
- Bhutan Visa Fee and TDF Fee in Bhutan,
- Cultural Dinner in Bhutan and Nepal.
ExcludesYou will not be facilitated by SEA & SKY TOURS & TRAVELS TREKKING & EXPEDITION for :
- All expenses of personal nature, cold drinks, bar bill (Alcoholic, Beverages),
- Tips for Guide, Driver and Helper in Bhutan and Nepal,
- Any International and Domestic Airfare,
- Internet and Telephone Call,
- Any kind of Insurance,
- Laundry Service in any place Nepal or Bhutan.
The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.