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Amazing Bhutan Nepal Holiday Tour

Historic Art craft Nepal and Best of amazing Druk-Yul Bhutan Tour
  • Trip Code:EBA-NB4
  • Duration:10 Days
  • Trip Grade:Easy

Nepal (Kathmandu, Nagarkot) and Bhutan (Paro, Thimphu, Punakha)

Trip Overview

This basic yet equally wonderful package is designed to experience utmost of age old cultural heritage and tradition of Kathmandu Valley enlisted as World heritage sites and living heritages of its native ethnic community called ‘Newar’ and to have best experience of Bhutan -the cultural and environmental prominence with its stunning monasteries, fortresses and dramatic topographic landscapes by promoting sustainability, greenery and happiness.

Package tour explains the richness of Kathmandu valley with its finest artistic craftsmanship, infinite History and its cultural and traditional connections. It also explains you the world renowned prestige and recognition as the Land of thunder dragon, majestic Himalayan kingdom and supreme offering of mesmerizing natural pleasure.

Trip package is based on Fly in to Kathmandu and Fly out from Bhutan which covers Kathmandu, Nagarkot of Nepal and Paro, Thimphu, Punakha of Bhutan.

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Sightseeing
  • Day 03: Sightseeing, Drive To Nagarkot
  • Day 04: Fly To Bhutan, Arrive Paro International Airport And Drive To Thimphu
  • Day 05: Thimphu Sightseeing
  • Day 06: Drive To Punakha (3hr/76km)
  • Day 07: Punakha Sightseeing
  • Day 08: Drive To Paro
  • Day 09: Hike To Tiger’s Nest
  • Day 10: Fly To Your Further Destination

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival at International Airport. Traditional welcome and assistance by Everest Bodhi Adventrues representative, Transfer to Hotel. Welcome drinks followed by short Tour Briefing session. Check in and Rest. Overnight.

Evening Traditional Welcome Dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurant with Cultural Shows. Overnight.

Note: Free time to explore Kathmandu, visit Thamel -Live music Restro & Bars, Souvenir Shops, Pub houses, clubs, Spa Centers.

Meal Plan: (Dinner)

Breakfast and start full day sightseeing of
i) Pashupatinath temple – regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva, with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Temple’s existence dates back to 4TH Century AD and the richly ornamented pagoda Style temple, houses the sacred 5 faced unique Linga or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Thousands of Pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this holiest Hindu Shrine which is also known to be “Temple of Living Beings”

ii) Boudhanath stupa - also called by many as Khasti Chaitya or Jyarung Khasyor, is one of the oldest and largest stupa and is one of the Nepal’s as well as World’s most important Buddhist site and one of the biggest tourist attraction in Kathmandu Valley.
Located in Kathmandu’s Suburbs, east from the city center and its 43.25m high white stupa can be seen from far away.
Stupa is said to be built on an ancient trade route to Tibet at a site where merchants stopped to pray and legends insist that it dates back to 4th Century AD.

iii) Swayambhunath Stupa –The Most Enigmatic Holy Stupa situated on the top of green hill, on the west of Kathmandu, is one of the most popular, holy and instantly recognizable symbols of Kathmandu. The temple is popularly known as the 'Monkey Temple' because of the large tribe of roving monkeys who guards the temple Area.

iv) Ancient Buddhist City of Fine Arts” Patan Durbar Square Complex
Situated in the center of Patan city Mangal bazaar, also known as Lalitpur, houses the residence of the former Patan royal King and family, surroundings are good specimen of ancient rich Newari architecture. There are three main courtyards in the palace Area; Mul chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk. Mul chowk, the oldest one is at the center of Patan Durbar Square. Several multi-sized and multi-styled temples can be found in the western part of the complex. Major among these are Krishna Temple, Bhimsen Temple and Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna. Bit distance away from Complex is Golden Spout Courtyard and Famous Mahabuddha Temple.


Breakfast and go for Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

i) Basantapur Durbar Square-cluster of Temples and Palaces
Listed as one of the eight Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO, Basantapur Durbar Square also called Kathmandu Durbar Square is a cluster of ancient temples, Palaces, Streets and Courtyards that date back to the 12th and 18TH centuries. The square is known to the religious, social Cultural and Urban focal point of the Capital city. The palace complex was the Royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and is the site of important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese Monarch. The palace is decorated with elaborately carved wooden window and panels. Most famous temple is Living Goddess Kumari Temple and Famous 9Floor Palace.

i) Bhaktapur Durbar Square – best preserved, open museum model, also known as Bhadgau, The land Of Devotees and Ancient Culture, Festivals, having numerous temples like 5storey Nyatapole, Golden gate, 55 window palace, Pottery square etc. The square is a major and most important part of a charming valley as it highlights the idols of ancient kings parched on top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carving in very place struts, lintels, tympanums, gateways and windows seem to form a well-orchestrated symphony.

Afternoon drive for Nagarkot (35km/1.5hr). Reach beautiful hill-station, check in and rest.

Nagarkot (2187m) is the nearest best view point of Kathmandu Valley. Because of its cool climate, hill-station is well known famous for relax lovers and honeymooner with addition of the spectacular view of world’s highest mountain range “The Great Himalayan range”, Green Valleys and Village Settlements, wonderful sunrise and Sunset. Evening enjoy the beautiful sunset. Overnight.

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for approx. an hour flight to Paro International Airport, Bhutan.
The landing and the taking off of the plane in itself is an amazing experience. As Bhutan is mountainous country the view of mount Jomolhari as the clouds disperse is a magical experience and especially if you are flying from New Delhi and Kathmandu to Paro, you can enjoy an amazing view of Mount Everest.

You will need to manage a window seat on the left side of the plane on your flight to Paro. The whole landing experience is like a roller coaster ride on steroids. Once you land, your assigned tour guide and driver will pick up the visitors from the airport and drive to Thimphu city. It will be an hour drive to Thimphu from Paro Airport. After lunch, guests will explore Thimphu City and visit some of the most popular attractions.

After breakfast, you will be taken around Thimphu city for sightseeing. You will visit popular attractions in Thimphu such as the Statue of Buddha Dordenma, located in Kuensel Phodrang at the top of a hill overlooking the city about 15 minutes drive from the main town. The statue is about 51.5 meters tall making it the tallest sitting statue of Buddha Shakyamuni.

Other popular attractions include: The National Memorial Chorten which was built in the memory of the late 3rdking of Bhutan. You will also visit the Motithang Takin Preserve, Jungshi Traditional Paper Factory, Bhutan Postal Museum and many such exciting attractions.

Your journey towards the historic valley of Punakha will take you over the high mountain pass of Dochula Pass at 3,050 meters. A quick stop at the pass will let you enjoy the view and will treat you with fresh mountain air. The pass graces the onlookers with a panoramic view of the towering Himalayan peaks on a clear weather day. The pass is adorned with 108 mini stupas built to mark a significant event in the history of Bhutan.

Punakha valley is located in a sub-tropical region with warm summers and pleasant winters. Punakha also served as the capital of Bhutan until 1955 after which the seat of government moved to Thimphu. Punakha still serves as the winter residence for the chief abbot and the central monk body.
Upon arrival in Punakha, the first attraction you will visit is the Chhimi Lhakhang popularly known as the fertility temple. The temple is situated on a hillock overlooking the village of Sopsokha, the quaint temple is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley; the eccentric Buddhist saint also known as the Divine Madman. Just as the name suggests, the infamous temple is known for blessing childless couples with children.

The next attraction you will visit is the Palace of great bliss or the Punakha Dzong. Punakha Dzong is one of the most magnificent fortresses in Bhutan. The fortress is known to give immense happiness to the onlooker, therefore its Dzongkha name Punthang Dewachenpoi Phodrang literally translates to; the palace of great bliss. After that you will visit the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan which is over the Pho chu river, just behind the Dzong.

After having breakfast you will visit some of the attractions in Punakha. Punakha valley offers a multitude of sightseeing opportunities to its visitors.
Today’s sightseeing includes: Sangchen Dorji Lhendrup Nunnery, the nunnery is suspended on a ridge with spectacular views of the Punakha and Wangdue valleys. The temple houses a complex for higher studies and meditation hall for about 120 nuns. The nunnery also offers opportunities for the visitors to immerse in meditation and self reflection, experience solitude and observe the simple spiritual lives of the nuns who are detached from the worldly norms.

The next attraction on the list is the Nalanda Monastery, the Buddhist monastic school in the western part of the Punakha District. The name Nalanda means “insatiable giving” and comes from the ancient Indian University called the Nalanda. The University is located just below the well-known Talo Monastery and above the Walakha village surrounded by the verdant forest.

You can witness the monks who are pursuing higher Buddhist studies and learning English as well. You may interact with the monks and chat with them. They will be more than happy to practice their English language skills with you.

En route to Paro, a quick stop at the Tachog Lhakhang to visit the Iron Chain Bridge built in the early 15th century by the great iron bridge builder and Poet – Yogi Thangtong Gyalpo (1385-1464). He is also known to have built the Dumtseg Lhakhang in Paro and many iron bridges throughout Bhutan and Tibet.

The beautiful Paro valley is revered for a rich culture, picturesque landscape and tales of myths and legends. The valley is adorned with many ancient monasteries. The valley is often known as the gateway to the world and is home to the country’s only international airport.

After reaching, you will be led to your hotel and after lunch, you will be taken around the Paro town. Paro town is made of traditional Bhutanese houses aligned neatly together and the Paro River calmly flows just beside the town. Some of the major attractions you will visit are the; Paro Rinpung Dzong, The National Museum, Kyichu Lhakhang and you will also explore Paro town.

Today you will embark on Tiger’s Nest monastery hike. The Tiger’s Nest monastery is the most renowned attraction in the whole country. The spectacular structure is precariously suspended on an edge of a cliff at about 900m above Paro valley. Legend has it that in the 8th century Guru Rinpoche rode on the back of a flying tigress from eastern Bhutan to the current monastery site and meditated in a cave here for several years, hence the name, “Tiger’s Nest”.

A hike of about 4 hours is the perfect way to end your trip. The hiking trail will take you through a diverse forest until you reach the monastery. After completing the demanding hike, you will be taken back to your hotel where you will take rest to wear off the fatigue from that arduous hike or perhaps choose to take a hot stone bath which often is deemed as the perfect way to unwind.

Transfer to Paro International Airport for flight to your further destination or your country with beautiful memories.

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