Paryatan marg ,Thamel-29
Kathmandu
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Nepal and Bhutan 12 Days

A travel combine with Bhutan and Nepal  offers you plenty of time to explore the wonderful monasteries and experience the unique lifestyle of the Bhutanese people and glimps of Nepal.A complete travel with comfort to discover himalayen countries.

Day 01- Arrival at  Katmandou
Day 02- Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 03- Fly to Paro; Transfer to Thimphu
Day 04- Thimphu – Excursion to Cheri Gompa
Day 05- Drive to Paro and sightseeing
Day 06- Taktshang Hike
Day 07- Fly to Kathmandu and afternoon free.
Day 08-Fly Kathmandu-Pokhara and visit
Day 09- Pokhara sightseeing
Day 10- Fly from Pokhara to Katmandu and transfer to Nagarkot
Day 11- Transfer to Kathmandu
Day 12- International Departure

 Day 01- Arrival at  Katmandou

You are received and escort to your Hotel. After refreshment visit to Swayambhunath Stupa, on of the most important buddhist pilgrimage site. Return to hotel in evening.

Day 02- Kathmandu sightseeing

Visit of Pashupatinath, the holiest hindou temple of lord Shiva.Visit to Bodhnath Stupa and Patan the capital of art and handicraft.


Day 03- Fly to Paro; Transfer to Thimphu

On a clear day the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational, including Everest, but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro. In Paro you will be received by your Bhutanese guide and transferred to Thimphu.Sightseeing in Thimphu includes  the visit of Late King\'s Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, Zangtopleri Lhakhang, Drubthob Nunnery, takin preserve, the handmade paper factory, the school of arts and crafts where young students learn the traditional arts and crafts (Zo Rig Chusum – the thirteen crafts), GOLD and the Silver Smiths workshop and the Handicraft Emporium and the local handicraft centers to see the weavers at work and also  varieties of  textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, jewellery etc.

Also take a tour of the king’s administrative building known as Tashicho Dzong.  Overnight at Hotel

 After breakfast, we will drive towards northern end of the valley for about 20 minutes to get started for an exciting walk to CHERI GOMPA (monastery).      

This is a pleasant rural drive, gently up a valley through paddy fields and woodland via a Tibetan village. From Dodena, after crossing the cantilevered bridge, it is another 30-45 minutes steep climb up hill. Cheri Dorji Dhen was first built in 1620 by Shabdrung, the first ruler of Bhutan, who also established the first order of monks here. It is usually possible to enter Cheri courtyard and also shall be allowed to visit the shrines inside.

Descend to the bottom of the hill, where your transport arrives to take you back to Thimphu.

In the late afternoon/evening drive to the site of Colorful Weekend Market where people from all walks of life come to sell and buy their stuffs. It’s place to get an experience with Bhutanese lifestyle, tradition and culture.

Note: Saturdays and Sundays are the days of weekend Market but most people rush on Friday to buy fresh vegetable/fruits and other goods which arrives earlier in the day from nearby districts and places. Overnight at Hotel

Day 05- Drive to Paro and sightseeing

This morning a scenic drive of 1 hr will bring us to one of the well known tourist destination in Paro valley.Before going to Paro take a diversion to the Chele La pass at an altitude of aprrox. 3900m/1300ft. On one side is the Paro and on the other side is Haa valley. Take a short leg straitening walk on the pass when the temperature is cool. Weather permitting you will see the Bhutanese Himalayas from the pass including the highest peak Gangar Puensum 7546 m and second highest peak Jumolhari Peak 7314 m. On your way back to Paro, we will stop at a place for the hike (optional) to a monastery called Dzondrakha which looks similar to famous Tiger’s Nest monastery but located at shorter hiking distance. Half the walk will be along the agricultural field and very easy, another half will be an uphill climb and when both versions of hikes are summed up it will take less than 1 hour to reach at the top where the monastery stands. On reaching the site of the monastery, one would enjoy the view of the fertile Paro valley below. Your guide will take you inside the main temple of the monastery.

 Time permitting visit Dungtse Lhakhang and Rinpung Dzong. Overnight at Hotel.

 

Day 06- Taktshang Hike

In the morning  drive to Ramthangkha, The  Terminating Point of the Motorable Road then hike to the Tiger’s nest, you can also take a pony ride with additional cost US$12 per person,  to halfway to the most highlighted Buddhist temple in entire Himalayas, Afternoon Visit Kyichu lhakhang,one of the oldest temple in Bhutan , Visit Ta Dzong National Museum and Paro Ringpung Dzong Built in 17th Century to defend the valley against the Tibetan invaders, old watch tower. You will get an ample chance to see the old and new textiles, armours, flora and fauna collections. Overnight at  Hotel

 Day 07- Fly to Kathmandu

After breakfast  transfer to the airport in Paro for departure flight. Remember to check in 2 hours before departure.

Day 08-Fly Kathmandu-Pokhara

Transfer to domestic airport for flight to Pokhara. After refreshment walking around Phewa Lake and boating.

 Day 09- Pokhara

Wake up early in the morning for sunrise view from Sarangkot. Return to Hotel for breakfast and from 10 am you start visit of Devi’s fall, Gupteshwar Cave, International Mountain museum, Seti Gorge, Bindhya Basini Temple . Return to hotel

Day 10- Fly from Pokhara to Katmandu and transfer to Nagarkot

You will take flight in the morning to Kathmandu and sightseeing to Bhaktapur and transfer to Nagarkot. A beautiful hill station with magic views on Himalayan mountain range.

Day 11- Transfer to Kathmandu

Transfer to Kathmandu, this is the day to explore old Kathmandu and their spice market Ason Tol, Indra Chowk. Visit to Thamel

Day 12- International Departure

Transfert to Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to your flight schedule

 

 

 

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