Nepal Bhutan Highlights Tour(14 Days)

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14 Days
Availability : All year
Tribhuvan International Airport
Tribhuvan International Airport
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 15+
Tour Details

The Nepal Bhutan Highlights tour 14 days covers major sightseeing and adventurous destinations from Nepal and Bhutan. The Nepal Bhutan Highlights tour starts with sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. Then travel to Paro (Nepal to Bhutan). This Nepal Bhutan Highlights tour, tailored for travelers influenced by traditional Buddhism and with limited time, provides a glimpse of the Thunder Dragon in the nation of Bhutan. During the Nepal Bhutan Highlights tour, you can witness the Paro Valley. Paro village is home to monasteries such as DrukgyelDzong, Kyichu Lhakhang & National Museum, Chitwan, and Pokhara. The journey from Thimphu to Paro is ideal to witness a closer view of the Mt. Chomolhari range on a clear day.

Price Includes

  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • International flight ticket from Ktm-Paro & Paro-Ktm.
  • Domestic flight ticket from Kathmandu - Pokhara.
  • 3 night accommodation in 3* Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu on Breakfast basis
  • 6 night accommodation in 3* hotel in Bhutan on Full Board basis.
  • 2 night accommodation in Hotel Sharaa or similar in Pokhara on Breakfast basis
  • 2 night accommodation in Hotel Rain forest or similar in Chitwan on Full Board basis.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder Tour guide.
  • All entry fees for heritage sites.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment and accommodation.
  • Visa in Bhutan
  • Bhutan government sustainable development fee.

Price Excludes

  • Food (Lunch & Dinner) in Kathmandu, & Pokhara.
  • Drinks/Beverage bills for all places.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Tipping (Tips for guide and drivers).
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels if/when applicable
  • Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusion section
  • Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.
  • Any other items not mentioned in include section.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft)

As you arrive, Asian Heritage Treks & Travel representative will welcome you at the Airport with your nameplate. Then, you shall immediately be transferred to the hotel. On the way to the Hotel, you will pass by the Open cremation Place (Pashupatinath temple), Royal Palace Museum i.e. Narayanhity, and Garden Of Dream before you reach Thamel. Your hotel will be downtown at Touristic Hub. Our representative will facilitate you and discuss your travel itinerary. There will be enough time to stroll through the street of Thamel.
Including: Private transport, Overnight Accommodation in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar.

Kathmandu Airport

Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After breakfast, our guide will take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO heritage site with wood-carved temples. Then, visit Swyambhunath for a panoramic view of Kathmandu. Explore Pashupatinath Temple, a major Hindu pilgrimage site, and Guweyswori Temple nearby. Finally, visit Boudhanath Stupa, a unique Buddhist Stupa built in 600 A.D. After sightseeing, return to the hotel for some rest.
Including: Breakfast, Overnight Accommodation in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar, Private transport, and English speaking tour guide, Heritage sites Entrance fee.Kathmandu

Day 3Fly to paro - Arrival in Paro-Bhutan, Drive to Thimphu

Arrive at Paro Airport and then drive to the capital city Thimphu. Altitude: 2320m/ 7656ft above sea level. (1 hour 30 minutes drive). The flight into the Himalayas reveals scenic and breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains of the world. If weather permits you will be able to see Mt Everest (8848m, 29,198ft) and other Himalayan mountain ranges. After checking into the hotel later visit, Your representative from the agency will greet you on arrival and drive you to the capital city, Thimphu. On the way to Thimphu visit, Tamchhog Lhakhang which is located on the opposite side of the river. This is a temple built by Thang Thong Gyalpo of Tibet, who was responsible for building numerous iron bridges throughout Bhutan. Kuenselcholing View Point: A place from where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu Valley is from Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). It is again a short drive from the town. You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country, and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley. Memorial Chorten: This particular chorten was constructed in 1974 as a memorial for the third King of the country, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who is widely regarded as the father of modern Bhutan. Tashichho Dzong: The names means – Means Fortress of Glorious Religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It houses the secretariat building; the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body. Later relax for the day and stroll around the city.
Including: Breakfast, Dinner, International air fare, overnight hotel accommodation in Thimpu, Private transport and English speaking tour guide.

paro

Day 4Thimphu sightseeing

Morning take a hike to Cheri Monastery (Includes Dodina and JigmeDorji Wild life Sanctuary): Hike about 1hrs (to and fro) leds to Cheri Goemba (Cheri DorjiDhen). Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal built this monastery in 1620 and established the first monk body here. A chance to spot birds such as Mrs Gould’s Sunbird, Yellow-browed Tit, Yellow-rumped Honey guide, Long-billed Thrush, Ultramarine Flycatcher. Paper factory: The handmade paper making in Bhutan stemmed from the age old tradition originated in 8th century of Bhutanese history. The handmade paper constitutes as valuable National heritage of Bhutanese cultural identity and is preserved through all the ages. The Traditional paper is recognized and held high esteem both in home and outside world.

The weekend market: Held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the people crowd the stalls every day, dressed in full colour and gathered to meet and to barter, much like the street markets in London! Bhutan Craft bazaar: The private stalls had a variety of high-end quality products from places across the country such as wood carved national symbols, bags and western wears with touch of traditional designs, wooden and clay utensils, Bangchung, Dhapa, key hanger of jewelry boxes, bookmarks and handmade packing papers (Deysho) in different patterns, antique items and etc. The stalls have a distinctly rich outlook with fine tones of elegance, and a warm and inviting atmosphere. The craft bazaar is also an exemplary of how bamboo can be used to construct houses in the country. Later you can stroll around the city.
Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and overnight hotel accommodation in Thimpu, Private transport, Entrance fee, and English speaking tour guide.

thimpu

Day 5Thimpu to Gangtey (Altitude: 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level (5 hours drive)

Morning driving towards Gangtey, we come across a pass known as Dochula (3140m, 10362ft) from where a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range can be seen, especially in clear winter days. The beauty of this place is further enhanced by the Druk Wangyal Chortens– a 108 stupas built by the eldest Queen, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. In the mountains east of Wangdue Phodrang lies the beautiful Phobjikha valley, on the slopes of which is situated the great monastery of Gangtey, established in the 17th century. The village of Phobjikha lies a few km. down from the monastery, on the valley floor. This quiet, remote valley is the winter home of black necked cranes, which migrate from the arid plains of Tibet in the north, to pass the winter months in a milder climate.
Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and overnight hotel accommodation in Gangtey, Private transport, Entrance fee, and English speaking tour guide.

Day 6Gangtey to Punakha/ Wangdue (Altitude: 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level (2 hours drive)

Morning visit, Gangtey Goemba: In the mountains east of Wangdue Phodrang lies the beautiful Phobjikha valley, on the slopes of which is situated the great monastery of Gangtey, established in the 17th century. The village of Phobjikha lies a few km. down from the monastery, on the valley floor. This quiet, remote valley is the winter home of black necked cranes, which migrate from the arid plains of Tibet in the north, to pass the winter months in a milder climate. Hike to ChimiLhakhang (Temple of fertility): This Temple was built by lam DrukpaKuenley (The Divine Madman) in 1499. It is about thirty minutes hike across fields from the road –Wooden phalluses are often found hanging in the four corners of the houses and also phalluses are painted on the walls of houses. It is the common belief that this helps in driving away evil spirits.(30 minutes hike to and fro, gentle steep, good foot path across the valleys and villages).
Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and overnight hotel accommodation in Punakha, Private transport, Entrance fee, and English speaking tour guide.

Day 7Punakha/ Wangdue to paro (Altitude: 2280m/7524ft above sea level.(4 hours drive)

Morning Visit, Punakha Dzong (fortress): Built in 1637 by Zhabdrung which is remarkably located between the rivers of Mo (Female) Chu (river) and Pho (Male) Chu. Until the time of second king it served as a seat of the king.

Later drive to Paro and later visit, Rimpung Dzong: The Bhutanese Dzongs are huge architectural structures constructed for a variety of functions throughout the country, from administrative buildings to monasteries and temples, yet they are carefully and thoughtfully designed and are strikingly beautiful. The Rimpung Dzong, known as the “fortress of the heap of jewels” in the picturesque setting of the Paro valley, is of course no exception, built in the time of the dynamic spiritual and political leader Zhabdrung in 1644. Once a year, as part of the Tsechu festival, one of the oldest Thongdol (gigantic scroll paintings) is ceremonially unfurled here.

Kichu Lhakhang (Monastery): It is one of the two most sacred and the oldest temples in Bhutan. It was built in 7th century by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo.
Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and overnight hotel accommodation in Paro, Private transport, Entrance fee, and English speaking tour guide.

Day 8Paro visit

Morning hike to Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s nest): This is Bhutan’s most recognizable cultural icon perched 800m/2640ft up a seemingly sheer cliff. Although it was tragically and mysteriously consumed by fire in April 1998 it has now been restored to its former glory. It is believed that in the 8th century, the great tantric master Guru Rimpochhe/ Padmasambhava (2nd Buddha) flew on the back of a tigress to the site where the monastery now stands. (Five hours hike to and fro, some gentle and some steep hike, some stony foot path and some good ones) If you ride a horse upward it will cost extra US$25 per person.

Visit Farmhouse: Picturesque farm houses dot the valley amongst fields and hillsides. We welcome you to enjoy the hospitality of the Paro farmers. Thrill yourself as the farmers welcome you to their homes with genuine smiles. The two to three-storied Bhutanese farm houses are handsome in appearance, with color fully decorated outer walls and lintels, and are traditionally built. A visit to a farm house gives an interesting glimpse into the lifestyle of a farming family. (If you take hot stone bath in the farm house it will cost extra US$25 per person.)Later stroll around the town and see how local’s live.
Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and overnight hotel accommodation in Paro, Private transport, Entrance fee, and English speaking tour guide.

Day 9Fly out from Paro-Kathmandu and Flight to Pokhara

In the morning, after breakfast, you will fly to Kathmandu. You can enjoy the spectacular view of the mountains from the window seat. Upon arrival, at Kathmandu, our guide shall assist you. Your flight onward to Pokhara will then be managed and shortly you will be flying to the beautiful city of Pokhara. You then check in to the hotel and can also stroll around the streets of Pokhara.
Including: Breakfast, international and domestic air fare, Private transport and Overnight Accommodation at Hotel Sharaa or similar in Pokhara.

Day 10Pokhara full day sightseeing

Today, you will start off with an early drive to Sarangkot to capture the tranquil and magical view of the city before sunrise. You will view the first rays of sunlight hitting the mountains in the background. Sarangkot offers panoramic views of the Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri and other mountains. Then back to hotel and have a breakfast onwards you will be visiting the World Peace Stupa which is almost an hour far away from Pokhara and lies on the top of the hill. After reaching over there, you will get to see the spectacular panoramic views of the mountains on your north and west. Annapurna, Nilgiri, Glacier dome, Fishtail mountain, and the Dhaulagiri mountain ranges can be seen from this place. After enjoying this view, you will visit Devi’s fall, Gupteswor cave, Seti George, Mahendra cave, BarahiTemple; situated at the center of Phewa Lake. After completing your sightseeing, get back to the hotel and take a rest.
Including: Breakfast, Private transport, English speaking tour guide, Entrance fee, and Overnight Accommodation at Hotel Sharaa or similar in Pokhara.

 

Day 11Pokhara to Chitwan (160 KM , Driving Duration: 5-6 Hours)

After a delightful breakfast, you will embark on a scenic private transport drive to the enchanting city of Chitwan. The journey will take you through picturesque landscapes, with the majestic Himalayas as your backdrop. Upon arrival in Chitwan, you’ll check into your comfortable hotel, where you can unwind and rejuvenate after the road trip. Take in the breathtaking views of the bank of the Rapti River. Our tour representative will provide a short briefing onwards the program.
Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,  Private transport, English speaking tour guide, and Overnight Accommodation at Rain Forest Resort or similar.

 

Day 12Full Day Jungle Activities in Chitwan National Park

Start your full-day sightseeing tour. You’ll embark on a Jungle Safari by Jeep. Enter the community forest section to observe the One-Horned Rhino and various other wild animals like wild boar, deer, and leopard. Afterward, cross the Rapti River to reach the outskirts of the main national park area. If luck is on your side, you might even spot the Royal Bengal Tiger in the highland area where the bushes can reach up to 5-6 feet. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to witness wild elephants and other fascinating creatures. Once you’ve completed your jungle safari, return to the hotel for lunch. Later, take a guided tour of the Tharu village and enjoy a canoeing adventure on the Rapti River. Here, you can observe the Marsh Mugger and Gharial crocodiles resting by the banks of the Rapti River in Chitwan.
Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,  Private transport, English speaking tour guide, Entrance fee, and Overnight Accommodation at Rain Forest Resort or similar.

Day 13Chitwan to Kathmandu (170 KM, Driving Duration 5-6 Hours)

 

Today we shall drive back to Kathmandu. Later on, you can stroll through the street of the Thamel. You can buy gifts as a token of love for your friends and family. You can also rest in the hotel and pack your bags as this is the last day before you leave for your destination on the following day. This marks the end of the Nepal Bhutan Highlights tour.

Including: Breakfast, Private transport, English-speaking tour guide, and Overnight Accommodation at Yatri Suites and Spa or similar.

Day 14Departure

Your trip will come to an end today. First, you will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements. Then, we shall transfer you to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. You will reach the airport 3 hours before your flight schedule. Have a safe journey onward.

Including Breakfast, Private transport

 

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