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Nepal Bhutan Tour- 9 Days

Duration 9 days
Max-Altitude 3,180 meters / 10, 433 ft
Transportation Flight/Drive
Grade Easy
Accommodation 3 * Hotel in Kathmandu
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu & All meals in Bhutan
Best Season 
Feb - Jun & Sep - Dec
Destination Nepal, Bhutan
Group Size 2+

Discover the magic and secret of Kathmandu, immerse yourself in the interest throughout the beautiful cluster of bustling streets, rich historic heritage, exquisite sanctuaries and religious places. Take an early morning meandering drive to the delightful scenic lakeside town of Pokhara with the fabulous backdrop of Machhapuchre rising behind it, creates a feeling of peace and magic. There are many must-see places to discover, from the Gupteshower sacred Caves to the historical Memorial Museum dedicated to the popular Gurkha Warriors. Our journey then proceeds to the wild Chitwan National Park, a popular destination for visitors wanting to have a good experience of the region’s wildlife, quietness and remoteness you will explore the jungle on a jeep and dugout canoe while observing the wildlife.

We have taken the best of Bhutan and joined the rich culture, exquisite heritage, unique lifestyle and scenic beauty to make your stay here in the Magical Kingdom a trip of an imagination. We need to take you along our journey and offer with the rest of the world the experience magic that Bhutan has to offer.

We offer guest the perfect knowledge while highlighting numerous traditional landmarks and cultural traditions of the Bhutanese people. The abilities of the Bhutanese artisans are so vivid in the handicrafts that, it never fails to amaze visitors to the kingdom.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Paro (2,250m/7,382ft): 1 hour flight, city sightseeing
Day 04: Paro to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft): 54 km, 1-hour drive: Hike to Taktsang Monastery
Day 05: Hike to Wangditse Gompa followed by sightseeing in Thimphu
Day 06: Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m/4,100ft): 76 km, 2 – 3 hours drive: Hike to Lungchutse Monastery
Day 07: Punakha to Paro: 130 km, 4 hours drive: Hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
Day 08: Fly to Kathmandu,
Day 09: Final Departure

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, one of the representatives from Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure will pick you up from the airport.Then you will be transferred to your respective hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu as below.
The Kathmandu valley comprises the three ancient Royal cities of Patan, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu having their own palaces and ornate palace squares each listed as World Heritage sites. There are cobbled lanes of the palace squares with a fascinating maze of temples, shrines, market places and the life revolving around it. Full-day Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley. After breakfast in the morning, you will be Proceed for Sightseeing place as given below.

  • Boudhanath Stupa, Lies about 6 km to the east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the valley. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Boudhanath is also known as Khasti, or dew drops, after an account that builders had to use dew to mix the mortar as Kathmandu was suffering from a severe drought during the construction of Bouddhanath.
  • Pasupatinath Temple, Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and lies 5 km east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple.
  • Patan Darbar Square, Patan Durbar Square is an enchanting combination of palace buildings, artistic courtyards, and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.
  • Swayambhunath Stupa, The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site) Watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises

Included Meal: Breakfast  

Day 03: Fly to Paro (2,250m/7,382ft): 1-hour flight, City sightseeing
As our flight nears Bhutan we can enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas including the sacred Chomolhari and Jichu Drake peaks. At the airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure and take you to the hotel. After lunch, we visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning ‘fortress of the heap of jewels’. Next, visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. From here we will be taken to the Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort), which was built in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over Tibetan invaders during the 1600s. On a clear day, we can see Mount Chomolhari, Bhutan’s second-highest mountain, at 7,314meters. Overnight in Paro.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 04: Paro to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft): 54 km, 1-hour drive: Hike to Taktsang Monastery
After breakfast, we hike for around 4 -5 hours to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery situated at 3,180 meters. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up on the mountain. The monastery is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. After having explored the monastery, we hike down to the valley floor and leave for Thimphu. Overnight in Thimphu.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Hike to Wangditse Gompa followed by sightseeing in Thimphu
In the morning, we drive to BBS Tower and then hike for 1 hour to Wangditse Gompa on leveled trail with a great view of Tashichho Dzong. From here, we also get an amazing view of the Samtenling Palace, home to the fourth King and Dorje Drak meditation retreat on the hillside above. After touring the Gompa, we return to Thimphu. On the way, visit the mini Zoo to see the Takin, national animal of Bhutan. After lunch, we visit the King’s Memorial Chorten (built-in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972), the nunnery temple, the National Library (which houses ancient manuscripts) and the National Institute of Traditional Medicine. We may also visit the Textile Museum, the Handicraft Emporium, the traditional paper factory, and the majestic Tashichho Dzong. In the evening, we enjoy strolling in the streets of Thimphu and observe the local lifestyle. Overnight in Thimphu.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 06: Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m/4,100ft): 76 km, 2 – 3 hours drive: Hike to Lungchutse Monastery
After breakfast, we drive to Dochula pass (3,100 meters), where on a clear day we can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. We will begin 2 hours hike to Lungchutse Monastery from 108 chortens. The trail passes through rhododendron forests. Walking along the high ridges dotted with colorful Buddhist prayer flags offers us stunning views of Himalayas, plus incredible vistas into the valleys below the pass. Hike back to Dochu La Pass. After lunch, drive downhill through the rhododendron, fir and hemlock forests. On the way, we stop at Metshina Village and take a 20-minute walk through the rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, which is a fertility temple dedicated to the Divine Madman or Lama Drukpa Kuenley. Overnight in Punakha.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner  

Day 07: Punakha to Paro: 130 km, 4 hours drive: Hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
At dawn, we drive 12 km north of Punakha and begin our 2-hour hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. It is located on a beautiful hillock called Ngezergang and contains elaborate paintings dedicated to the old sect of Buddhism. We hike further towards Punakha. On the way back, we visit the Punakha Dzong which was built in 1637. It is also the second oldest and the second largest Dzong in Bhutan. In the afternoon, we drive to Paro and spend the night there.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08: Fly to Kathmandu
Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, a Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure representative will pick us up from the airport. We will then be transferred to our hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast  

Day 09: Final departure
A representative from Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure will take you to the International airport an hour before the scheduled flight.
Included meals: Breakfast

Cost Included

  • Airport Pick-ups and Drops.
  • All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicles.
  • Farewell Dinner in Nepal.
  • 3 Star Category hotel in Kathmandu including Breakfast on Twin Sharing.
  • 3 Star Category hotel including Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner  in Bhutan on Twin Sharing
  • Sightseeing in Nepal and Bhutan .
  • Permits and sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments in Bhutan .
  • Company services and all  required government Taxes
  • Bhutanese visa fee

Cost Not Included

  • All international flights
  • Nepalese visa fee (easily available after arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu)
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • All personal expenses (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry etc.)
  • Other services not mentioned in the ‘What Is Included’ section
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guides and drivers
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