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Kathmandu and Bhutan Tour

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Tour Details

Kathmandu and Bhutan Tour is an exciting and cultural tour taking you to the places with cultural values and norms in two small and beautiful south Asian nations. This is an 8 days tour package offering you to take a look into the cultural and historical landmarks in Nepal (one of the oldest countries in South Asia) and Bhutan (the Land of Thunder Dragon). Journey to these two Himalayan countries known for their dramatic landscapes, breath-taking Himalayas, captivating culture, and abundant hospitality will let the travelers experience unique traditions and customs that remained unaffected from modernity. 

Trip Highlights:

  • Explore Nepal’s classic UNESCO World Heritage Sites 
  • Visit Bhutan’s unique cultural hotspots
  • Relish the areal vista of the Himalayan peaks including Mount Everest
  • Opportunity to visit the Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan 
  • Experience the Nepalese and Bhutanese culture

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu

Departure Time

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • Twin sharing accommodation on B/B (Bed & Breakfast) basis
  • English speaking city guide in Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle and Entrance fees
  • Twin sharing accommodation on full board meal in Bhutan
  • All meals in Bhutan
  • Bhutan visa fees
  • Flight fares to/from Bhutan
  • All government taxes and office service charges

Price Excludes

  • International flight fare to/from Nepal
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks & Beverages of personal interest
  • Additional tours and accommodations
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Nagarkot
  • Personal insurance and personal expenses
Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Day

Our Airport Representative will greet you at Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer you to your respective hotels. After check-in and some rest, you will be taken to the main touristic hub in the city for a short introduction tour. Your trip guide will briefly give information about your trip in the evening.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu city Sightseeing

The tour begins today after your breakfast in the hotel. You will be visiting three world heritage sites today. And they are:

Pashupatinath Temple, the most important Hindu Pilgrimage is a temple constructed in the 17th century and has been unchanged since then. Non-Hindu visitors are unacceptable in the main temple but can observe the scenes from across the river.

Boudhanath Stupa is your next stop. The stupa is one of the biggest stupas in South Asia and was built in the 5th century which reflects Tibetan Buddhism. Many small gompas and monasteries are also built-in Tibetan style. The area is an authentic place to purchase Tibetan Stuffs.

Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the popular Durbar Squares also known as Hanuman Dhoka which lies in the center of the city. You will be appreciating the art and architecture once you reach Kathmandu Durbar Square. Visiting the temple of Living Goddess “Kumari” will be a unique experience for you.

Swoyambhunath Stupa will be your last destination for today. Popular as “Monkey temple” among tourists is indeed a great and famous attraction of the valley. The stupa is one of the ancient stupas of the valley where the worshippers are diverse from Newar nuns, Tibetan monks to Brahmin priests. Situated at the top of the hill, it offers you an incredible view of the valley.

Overnight at hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 03:Fly to Paro (2250m), Paro sightseeing

Flying Duration: 1 hour  

Your flight to Bhutan will be amazing as your plane flies over the Himalayan peaks including the sacred Chomolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. Upon arrival, your guide will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. After relaxing for a short period of time and lunch, you will begin your sightseeing in Paro by visiting the National Museum called Ta Dzong; once a traditional watchtower. Next, you will visit the oldest temple in the country, Kichu Lakhang. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 04:Hike to Tiger’s Nest & drive to Thimpu (2320m)

Driving Duration: 1 hour 

Morning breakfast and you will hike for around 4-5 hours to the famous monastery of Bhutan Takstang Monastery which is also called Tiger’s Nest Monastery situated at the elevation of 3180 meters. The monastery hangs on the edge of a steep cliff which is 900 meters above the Paro Valley. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche (the second Buddha) flew on the back of a tigress and meditated for years where the monastery is built. A cafeteria restaurant situated in the halfway of the mountain is one of the highlights of the monastery. After lunch in the cafeteria, you will hike down to Paro and leave for the capital, Thimpu. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 05:Thimpu Sightseeing

Early morning breakfast and you will visit the Memorial Chorten; built in the memory of the third Bhutanese King. Afterward, you will visit top tourist attractions in Thimpu such as the National Library which houses ancient manuscripts, the nunnery temple, and the school of arts and crafts. After lunch, you may visit the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, the Handicraft Emporium, Textile Museum, and the traditional paper factory.  In the evening, you may take a walk to the streets of the surroundings and have a look at the lifestyle of the locals. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 06:Drive to Paro

Driving Duration: 1 hour 

Today, you will drive to the radio tower and hike for an hour to the Wangditse Monastery which offers an amazing view of Tashichho Dzong and Samtenling Palace. You may encounter the national animal of Bhutan called Takin on the way to the monastery. After exploration of the place, you will hike down to Thimpu and board on a vehicle leaving for Paro. Upon arrival, check-in and explore the village in Paro and the lifestyle of the locals.

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 07:Fly back to Kathmandu, Drive to Patan-Bhaktapur-Nagarkot

Flying Duration: 1 hour 

Driving duration: 1.5 hours 

Today you will fly back to Kathmandu from Paro after breakfast. Upon arrival, you will be taken to two of the medieval towns Kathmandu valley, Patan, and Bhaktapur. Patan Durbar Square is in Patan, Lalitpur where Krishna Mandir, Golden Temple, Museum, and Ashok Pilar are the major attractions. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of the 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal famous for its unique handicrafts, medieval era temples, and structures. The area is also covered with great varieties of unique handmade designs. The Palace of 55 Windows, Nyatapol Temple, Golden Gate, and Bhairavnath Temple are the major attractions of Durbar Square. 

Later drive to Nagarkot, a famous hill-station/village renowned for its gorgeous sunrise and sunset including the panoramic vista of the Himalayan peaks. Check-in at the hotel and observe the stunning sunset from your hotel or tower. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast included. 

Day 08:Departure Day

You will be transferred to airport for your onward destination by a representative from our company 3 hours prior as per your flight schedule.

Breakfast included.

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What to bring?

This tour doesn’t require any trekking gears and equipment. The list below is compulsion:

  1. Valid passport, 2 PP size photos, Airline Tickets
  2. Photocopies of passport, visa form, insurance proof
  3. Cash in dollars for purchasing a visa in the airport
  4. Credit cards, ATM/Bank/Cash Machine Cards for withdrawing funds from  cash machines 

Objective:

  1. Binoculars
  2. Cameras
  3. Snacks/ Chocolate bars

As for clothing, you can carry any necessary items according to your booking session. 

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