Nepal and Bhutan

Nepal and Bhutan Destination Details

Places visited :
Kathmandu Chitwan Pokhara Nagarkot Thimpu Punakha Paro

With this tour you experience two of the most beautiful countries of the Himalayan region. Experience the brilliance that prevails from hundreds of years. The rich culture, tradition, architecture and natural bliss make important elements of this trip.

14 Nights / 15 Days
Kathmandu International Airport
Kathmandu International Airport

Visit the Sacred Pashupati Temple in Kathmandu dedicated to Lord Shiv

Visit the Buddhist holy Stupas of Bouddhanath and Swayambhunat

Experience the wildlife of Nepal with a visit to Chitwan

View the MT Everest from Nagarkot

Guided tour of Punakha visiting the Punakha Dzong

Visit to Tiger’s Nest in Paro


January till December


Itinerary Highlights

Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu

Today you are met at the Kathmandu Airport by our guest relation executive with your name placard who would assist you to the Car and then transfer you to your pre booked Hotel
Overnight Accommodation in Kathmandu

Day 2 Kathmandu

Morning Mountain Flight to view valley of Mt. Everest (Approx 45 Minute duration)
Later tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square
Overnight Accommodation in Kathmandu

Day 3 Kathmandu – Chitwan (Drive)

Drive to Chitwan for 5/6 Hours. Upon arrival in Chitwan and check in at your pre booked Hotel.
Afternoon elephant back safari or Nature walk through the Chitwan National Park.
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Day 4 Chitwan

Full day of jungle activities like canoe ride, Tharu tribal village visit etc.
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Day 5 Chitwan – Pokhara (Drive)

Drive along a scenic mountain highway to Pokhara valley, famous for views of snow clad mountain peaks, lush green vegetation and its spring fed lakes. In Pokhara commence on a sightseeing tour of Pokhara city and its colorful bazaars. Later continue drive to Begnas lake and take a boat ride of 25 minutes to check-in at the resort.
Overnight Accommodation in Pokhara

Day 6 Pokhara

Early morning sunrise excursion at Sarankot Hill
Tour of Davis fall, Gupteswore Mahadev cave, Tibetan Refugee camp, Bendabashini Temple etc. One hour boat ride in Phewa Lake.
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Day 7 Pokhara - Kathmandu (By Flight) & Kathmandu – Nagarkot (Drive)

Drive to Pokhara Airport to board flight for Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu and start tour of Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. Drive to Nagarkot for an hour. Arrive Nagarkot and check in at your Pre booked Hotel.
Overnight Accommodation in Nagarkot

Day 8 Nagarkot – Bhaktapur – Changunarayan – Kathmandu (Drive)

Early morning wake up to view Sunrise over Himalaya
Drive 14km east to Bhaktapur, the "city of devotees", the home of medieval art and architecture and a classic showcase of medieval Nepalese town life. A city of farmers, Bhaktapur is also known for it's pottery and weaving. The intricately carved temples, alleyways and timeless atmosphere of this place is simply intriguing. The major sightseeing places in Bhaktapur include Durbar Square, the Golden Gate, Palace of 55 windows, Bell of the barking dogs, Nyatapole Temple, Bhairavnath temple etc.
Changu Narayan Temple, the oldest temple in Kathmandu valley came in existence in 4th century. The temple is adorned by some of the best specimen of stone, wood, and metal craft in the valley. The temple stands as the epitome of culture, religion, history and faith of the Kathmandu valley. Arrive Kathmandu and transfer for dinner with Nepalese cultural show at Utsav Restaurant.
Overnight Accommodation in Kathmandu

Day 9 Kathmandu – Paro (By Flight) & Paro – Thimphu (Drive)

Today you are transferred to Kathmanu Airport to board flight for Paro. Upon arrival at Paro airport, you will be received by our representative followed by an interesting drive of about 1.1/2 hours duration to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. In clear weather, Druk Air’s flight to Bhutan provides a wonderful view of Himalayan scenery. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills from Kolkatta, it is a fascinating journey, culminating in an exciting descent past forested hills into the kingdom. Later visit Memorial Chorten. This stupa was built in 1974 in the memory of Bhutan‘s third King, His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy.
Overnight Accommodation in Thimphu

Day 10 Thimphu

The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Although not what one expects from a capital city, Thimphu is still a fitting and lively place. Home to civil servants, expatriates and monk body, Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style. After breakfast, sightseeing in Thimphu valley including visit to the following: the National Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts; the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. Afternoon visit Changangkha Lhakhang. It is a fortress like temple and monastic school perched on a ridge above Thimphu, south of Motithang. The temple was established in 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drugom Shigpo, who came from Tibet. The central statue here is Chenrezig in a manifestation with 11 heads. From temple courtyard, there is fascinating view of Thimphu valley. Then drive to Takin Preserve. The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was created by the great Buddhist yogi, Drupa Kunley, and it can be found only in Bhutan and nearby areas. Then visit Jungshi Handmade Paper factory which produces traditional handmade paper from natural plants mainly from ‘Daphne’ plant species which is insect-resistant.
Overnight Accommodation in Thimphu

Day 11 Thimphu - Punakha (135 km, 4.1/2 hours drive)

Visit Trongsa Dzong. Like almost all towns in the Kingdom, this Dzong architecture dominates the entire Trongsa horizon dwarfing the surrounding buildings. Built in 1648, it was the seat of power over central and eastern Bhutan. Both the first and second King ruled the country from this ancient seat. Then visit Ta Dzong, a cylindrical stone structure rising five storeys, was built in 1652 by Chogyal Minjur Tempa, a task entrusted to him by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. After more than 350 years, it has been resurrected into a classy museum that represents a tasteful blend of tradition and modernity. Later drive to Punakha. Upon arrival in Punakha check in at your pre booked Hotel
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Day 12 Punakha – Paro (125 Km, 4 ½ hour’s drive)

Day 12 Punakha – Paro (125 Km, 4 ½ hour’s drive) Visit to Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. It was the capital of Bhutan until 1955, and still serves as the winter residence of the monk body. The first King, Ugyen Wangchuck was crowned here in 1907. The fortress has withstood several damages from fire, earthquake and flood. The latest flood of Oct’ 1994 caused great damages to the fortress but miraculously spared the statue of Buddha Jojampa. Afternoon in Paro ,visit Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968. Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong. Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district.
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Day 13 Paro

Drive up the valley to view the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. It was from here that the Bhutanese repelled several invading Tibetan armies during the 17th century. Nearby visit traditional Bhutanese Farm House which offers good insight into lifestyle of local people. Then take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called “Tiger’s Nest”. The excursion to monastery takes about 5 hours for round trip. While return to Paro town visit en route Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom.
Overnight Accommodation in Paro

Day 14 Paro – Kathmandu (By Flight)

Today you are transferred to Paro Airport to board flight for Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport you are met and transferred to your pre booked Hotel
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Day 15 Leave Kathmandu

Today you are transferred to Kathmandu International Airport to board Flight back Home.

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