Bhutan & Nepal Quick Trip 07 Days
Trip Code: HAT131
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Bhutan is a true bastion of tradition in a modern and uncertain world. This is also a perfect place of comfort, rest and convalescence. People here still live by their ancient spiritual heritage. Our trip begins from Bhutan to experience an abundance of Buddhist culture and practices. We will discover the local Buddhist culture and enjoy the natural beauty there. During the trip you will be taken to the infamous Shangri-la setting of the Paro valley, the central Bhutanese town Punakha-with its huge spectacular monastery set by the river and the capital city of Thimpu.
Day 01: Arrival in Paro and drive to Thimpu-1 hr drive.
Day 02: Explore Thimpu. (B).
Day 03: Explore Paro. (B).
Day 04: Paro-Kathmandu-Nagarkot. (B).
Day 05: Explore Kathmandu. (B).
Day 06: Explore Kathmandu. (B).
Day 07: Departure. (B).
Day 01: Arrival in Paro and drive to Thimpu (1 hr drive) (L/D)
Up on arrival at Paro International airport, meet guide and drive to the capital city. En-route stop over Chunzom and enjoy the breath taking views of landscape, rivers and look out for three different styles of building stupas here in Bhutan. After reaching Wang simu, take a short walk down the rice fields where you will be able to visit one of the oldest Bhutanese home - probably about 900 yrs old, which stand still after the recent massive earthquake. Check in to the hotel at Thimpu and have a rest. Overnight in Thimpu at Khang Residency.
Day 02: Explore Thimpu (B/L/D)
Begin your day visiting the thirteen arts and craft school, Bhutan National library to witness the world's largest book. Visit Folk heritage museum, textile museum & National memorial stupa, National textile museum and National Institute of Traditional Medicine. In the evening, take a leisure walk for more of interacting with the locals and visiting local store for souvenirs. In the afternoon retrace drive to Paro. Overnight in Paro at hotel Drukchen.
Day 03: Explore Paro (B/L/D)
Hike up about 3-4hrs to the legendary "Tiger’s Nest". In the afternoon, visit a farm house, Ta-Dzong (National Museum) which is considered to be the one of the best natural and historical museum and walk down hill for a view of Paro Dzong with its traditional cantilever bridge over Pa-chu (Paro River). Overnight in Paro at hotel Drukchen.
Day 04: Paro-Kathmandu-Nagarkot (B)
Our guide will transfer you to the airport. As we take off our flight, we will fly over the sea of snow capped mountains. Meet guide at Nepal airport and drive to Nagarkot 1.5 hrs. En route, visit Bhaktapur - the best-preserved medieval Malla Principality. Bhaktapur served as the capital of United Nepal before it split in to three (Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur) in the mid 14th century. Overnight in Nagarkot at Club Himalaya Resort.
Day 05: Nagarkot-Kathmandu (B).
Drive to visit Patan - the city of arts and crafts! We visit Patan Durbar Square with former Royal Palace and several temples like Golden Temple, Kumbheshwara Temple, Mahaboudha Temple etc. We will drive to the traditional Newari Village of Bungamati where we feel that time has stood still! We walk through the cobbled street, poke into the private houses and visit the main temple of the village. Afternoon, we will visit Swayambhunath Stupa - the 2000 year old Buddhist shrine situated on a hillock overlooking the valley. Swayambhunath stupa managed to survive massive earthquake (April 25, 2015) only few monasteries nearby were damaged. We will also visit Kathmandu Durbar Square with former Royal Palace complex. Overnight in Kathmandu at hotel Yak and Yeti.
Day 06: Explore Kathmandu (B)
In the morning, visit Pashupatinath Temple- the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of holy Bagmati River, one of the principal tributaries of Ganges. Admission to temple courtyard is reserved for Hindus only but you can have a very good close up view from the other side of the river. The temple is vibrant with the activities of the devotees. You will also get to see the Hindu Cremation Services on the bank of the River.
The giant Boudhanath stupa lies in 10 minutes distance. This has the fame as the largest Stupa in the world and one of the “must visit” site for Tibetan Buddhists in their lifetime and the area is inhabited by Tibetan refugees. The Boudhanath Stupa was damaged in a massive earthquake (April 25, 2015) but have been reconstructed completely restoring the same design. However, what you will now see is completely a new and better version. Pilgrims circumambulate the stupa with spinning prayer wheels or counting beads and uttering sacred mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum." Surrounded around the stupa are monasteries associated with different schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Free in the afternoon to pursue your own interest.
Overnight in Kathmandu at hotel Yak and Yeti.
Day 07: Departure (B)
After breakfast in the hotel, get transferred to the airport for flight to back home or next destination.
- Accommodations as listed or similar.
- All meals in Bhutan (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) breakfast only in kathmandu.
- All transfers and sightseeing by private car.
- Sightseeing with entrance fees.
- Local English speaking Guides.
- Bhutan visa.
- International Flights to Kathmandu and out from Kathmandu.
- Expenses of personal nature.
- Expense due to natural calamities.