Nepal is a home of cultures and traditions, colorful fiestas and festivals, ancient temples and monuments, diverse flora and flora. The country is a home to eight of the 14 tallest peaks on earth. Bhutan is the bastion of Vajaryana Buddhism, a spiritual practice that is known to be one of the most profound schools of the teachings in the Buddhist world. There's a place on earth that even the most seasoned travelers consider a privilege to visit. Let's join our Bhutan and Nepal tour and enjoy the different world!
We offer you in this trips something different combined with Heritage site visit and relaxing way to view the mountains in Nepal and view culture, mountain with the monasteries of Bhutan.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation - 1,300m
Upon our arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be warmly greeted by a representative. After completion of yours custom formalities (Visa, etc), pick up luggage and look for our representative display board at the arrival gate. We will be then escorted to hotel. After check in, either we visit at office site where we meet with our office person in the city. At the evening upon our reception, we will organize a Welcome Dinner at an excellent traditional Nepalese restaurant where we enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu City:
Have a breakfast and starts sightseeing with our tour guide. Sightseeing time we will fix after meeting.
Morning: Soyambhunath and day time Kathmandu Durbar Square.Afternoon: Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath.After sightseeing drive to hotel and overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Full day Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Changunarayan and overnight at Nagarkot
Breakfast and drive to Bhaktapur and start sightseeing. After that you will drive to Changunarayan and enjoy the beautiful sunset view. Overnight at hotel.Bhaktapur Durbar Square another palace complex of the Malla King’s during 9th – 18th Century is located in the center of Bhaktapur. The Square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights some of the finest medieval arts of Nepal. The main items of interest in Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the Lion Gate, the Golden Gate and the statues of kings on stone monoliths. The Golden Gate was erected by King Ranjit Malla as the entrance to the main courtyard of the Fifty-five Windowed Palace. The Palace of Fifty-five Windows was built during the reign of King Yakshya Malla in A.D. 1427 and was remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the 17th century.Changu Narayan is the temple of Vishnu, the Preserver, in the village of Changu in Bhaktapur. The origins of Changu Narayan go back to the fourth century. A fifth century stone inscription in the temple proclaims it as one of the oldest shrines of the Kathmandu Valley. The temple is believed to be sixteen hundred years old. It is embellished by the best examples of stone, wood, and metal craft.On the struts of the two-tiered Changu Narayan Temple, are the ten incarnations of Narayan. A sixth-century stone statue shows the cosmic form of Vishnu. Garuda, half man and half bird, is the steed of Vishnu, and his life-sized statue kneels before the temple.
Day 04: Full day sightseeing in Patan Durbar Square
Get up early in the morning for sunrise view and have a breakfast. We will drive from Nagarkot to Patan Durbar Square for sightseeing. After that you will drive to Kathmandu. Evening you may buy souvenir. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Kathmandu to Paro and transfer to Thimpu
As Per flight time we will transfer to you Kathmandu airport.The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. First gift from Bhutan will be the cool, clean fresh air as you step out of the plane. After clearing customs and visa control you will be met by our guide and departs to Thimphu, the modern capital of Bhutan. The drive will take around 45 minutes. Thimphu has a population of about 100,000. The town is made up of just three lines of shops and is the only capital in the world without traffic lights. At Thimphu, visit National Memorial Chorten; meet the elderly generation in circumambulation at the Chorten. Chorten literally means ‘Seat of Faith’ and Buddhists often call such monuments, the ‘Mind of Buddha’. Treat yourself with fantastic depiction of Buddhist teachings in form of paintings and sculptures at this temple. As the name denotes this National Memorial Chorten was consecrated on July 28, 1974 in memory of the Third King. In the evening visit Tashichhoe Dzong. The Dzong places the main building of the Secretariat and Monastic Body in summer and the office of the King. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day 06:Thimphu – Punakha
After breakfast drive to visit Changangkha Lhakhang built in 12th century, Changangkha Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples in Thimphu. It is hovering over a ridge above Thimphu and also visit the nunnery known as Drubthob Goemba which is located above Tashicchoe Dzong. Chanting prayers by nuns and turning prayer wheels can be viewed in the nunnery. Drive back to town to visit Handicraft Emporium which has all handmade products for sale and lunch served at a restaurant in Thimphu. After lunch depart to Punakha via Dochula (3050m). On the way visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress in the country. After the visit continue your drive to Punakha. Leaving Thimphu the road climbs steeply through a forest of pine and cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochula pass. This pass often offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. After stopping for tea and the view, we descend along a series of hairpin bends to the fertile valley of Punakha. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day 07: Punakha – Paro
Breakfast served at your hotel and drive to visit Punakha Dzong; an ancient capital of Bhutan, spanning the Mo Chu and Pho Chu rivers. It is also the winter capital for the monks and the Je Khenpo (chief abbot), after the visit drive to Lobeysa to take a leisure hike for 20 minutes to Chhimi Lhakhang through the village of Sopsokha from the roadside to the small Temple located on a hillock in the centre of the valley. The temple was built in the 15th century after the ‘Divine Madman’ Drukpa Kuenley built a small chorten there. It is a prilgrim site for barren women. After the visit drive back to Paro via Thimphu, lunch served in Thimphu at a local restaurant. After lunch continue your drive to Paro. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Paro – Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery (Taktsang)
After an early breakfast drive to winding road to the Drukgyal Dzong, the ruined fort, which was once defended this valley from Tibetan invasions, We then drive to Ramthangkha to hike up to the Taktsang monastery (Tigers nest). The hike up to the cafeteria will take around will take around 2 hrs. At the view point, you will enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. We then walk back to the road point and visit Kyichu Lhahang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. Finally visit Rimpung Dzong, built in the 17th century to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. The dzong is now used as an administration centre and school for monks. Evening ends with a walk around the main street of Paro to buy gifts for your friends and family back home. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Paro – Kathmandu (By Druk Air)
After breakfast drive to Paro airport where our representative will help you with the exit formalities and bid you farewell and wish you happy journey back home.In the Kathmandu we will welcome you and transfer to you hotel. Evening relax and free time. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Farewell friend
The journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but we just trade emails to travel companions and organize our photos. If we have more time we can do some shopping or sightseeing. At last approximately 3 hours before scheduled flight, a representative from out office escorts to you the airport. On your way to home we will have plenty of time to plan our next adventure trip in the wonderful country of Nepal.