Highlights of Nepal & Bhutan

Highlights of Nepal & Bhutan 14 Days

Trip Code: HAT130

Trip Type:
Schedule Depature

Durations:
14 days

Trip Starts:
Kathmandu

Trip Ends:
Kathmandu

Best Time For Travel:
Throughout the Year

Trip Over View

This tour allows you to visit two of the most prestigious and lands in the world-Nepal and Bhutan. first, the trip begins with a city tour of Kathmandu, where there is a vast amount of opportunity to explore ancient World Heritage sites including Hindu temples, buddhist stupas, monasteries and Malla palaces. We will show you panaromic views of the Himalayas from the idyllic mountain town of Nagarkot, we will then move further south to Chitwan National Park to marvel at the vast amount of wildlife in this preserved safari setting. Here, you will ride elephants and explore the rich wildlife of the park-the infamous Bengal tigers, the great one horned rhinoceros,prehistoric crocodiles,the surprisingly fearsom sloth bear,over 500 spicies of birds and much more to feast your eyes upon. From Chitwan the journy continues to Pokhara,nestled in front of the awe-inspiring western Himalayas. Here you will marvel at the views of some of world's most famous mountains, the Annapurna,Mt Fishtail and Mt Dhaulagiri standing proud behind Pokhara. These views can be enjoyed on the Fewa lake where we will take you boating to relax on the serene waters and to explore the cave and gorge. For an enriching and unforgettable cultural experience we will also take you to a traditional Tibetan vilage.
The Highlights of Nepal and Bhutan Tour includes views like this
Once Nepal has taken your heart we will then make room for more love as we fly to Bhutan.The country where time has stood still, here stories from your imagination come to life as this carefully guarded land opens its doors to you. Culture and tradition is severely protected here and you will get to observe history in live from as we take you on a whistle stop tour to sample the last Shangri-la.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Katmandu Sightseeing (B)

Day 03: Kathmandu - Nagarkot (2000m, 32 km) (B)

Day 04: Nagarkot - Kathmandu - Chitwan (B/L/D)

Day 05: Jungle Safari Tours in Chitwan (B/L/D)

Day 06: Drive to Pokhara (B)

Day 07: Flight Back to Kathmandu (B)

Day 08: Kathmandu - Paro - Thimphu (B/L/D)

Day 09: Thimphu Sightseeing-Gangtey (B/L/D)

Day 10: Gangtey / Phobjikha - Punakha (B/L/D)

Day 11: Punakha - Paro (B/L/D)

Day 12: Paro Sightseeing (B/L/D)

Day 13: Paro - Kathmandu (B/D)

Day 14: Departure (B)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you are met by High Asia representative and transferred to hotel. Take a rest. Overnight in Kathmandu at hotel Yak and Yeti.

Day 02: Katmandu Sightseeing (B)

We start with a tour of the 2000 years old Swayambhunath Stupa –nick named as monkey temple. Then we proceed to Patan-famed as the city of Arts and Crafts and which is one of the three medieval Malla Principalities of Nepal. Afternoon visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and the Kumari Ghar-the temple of Living Goddess of Nepal. There are a number of other ancient and medieval temples and shrines clustered in the vicinity of the square. Finally we walk along the busy streets of Indrachowk and Assan, the main commercial centers, which are vibrant with trading activities. Overnight in Kathmandu at hotel Yak and Yeti.

Day 03: Kathmandu - Nagarkot (2000m, 32 km) (B)

After breakfast, we check out of the hotel go to Nagarkot for an overnight stay. We visit the temple of Pashupatinath which is the holiest Hindu temple, situated on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, one of the principal tributaries of Ganges. Another attraction of the day is the Boudhanath Stupa –the giant Buddhist shrine dating back to 7th century and is regarded as one of the “must visit” place for Buddhist followers in their life time. From here, we will head to Bhaktapur City-the best preserved of the medieval Malla Principalities where you will visit the palaces, temples and shrines with their intricate carvings and sculptures. We continue on towards Nagarkot which lies 10 miles north east of Bhaktapur and is famous for its mountain and panorama views. Overnight in Nagarkot at Club Himalaya Resort.

Day 04: Nagarkot - Kathmandu-Chitwan (20 minutes flight) (B/L/D)

Early morning, we wake up for the sunrise view over the Himalayas. The sunrise and sunset views from Nagarkot are very renowned and are not to be missed. After breakfast, we retrace the 15 miles back to Kathmandu airport and take a 20 minutes flight to the Bharatpur airport of Chitwan. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to the jungle lodge in Chitwan National Park. Overnight in Chitwan at Jungle villa Resort

Day 05: Jungle Safari Tours in Chitwan (B/L/D)

We will be kept busy all day in various safari activities which include an elephant ride, a dugout canoe trip, bird watching and jeep safaris. The Park is home to a multitude of wildlife. The commonly sighted animals include one horned asian rhinoceros, 4 species of deer, 2 species of monkeys, sloth bears, wild boars, Gharial crocodile etc. If luck should favor us, of course, we may also see Royal Bengal Tiger. Overnight in Chitwan at Jungle villa Resort

Day 06: Drive to Pokhara (B)

Today we drive to Pokhara. It’s a 4 hours scenic drive along the mountainous road. Upon arrival at Pokhara, we check in to the hotel and after some rest; tour the highlights of Pokhara. These highlights include the caves, temples, gorges and lakes of Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara at Fishtail Lodge.

Day 07: Flight Back to Kathmandu (B)

In the morning we take one hour boat ride on the Fewa Lake. After breakfast, we transfer to the airport and take a 30 minute flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel and have a free afternoon for shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu at hotel Yak and Yeti.

Day 08: Kathmandu - Paro - Thimphu (B/L/D)

Early in the morning flight to Paro. Upon your arrival transfer to Thimphu through fascinating valley. Evening free walk in Thimphu City. Overnight in Thimpu at Khang Residency.

Day 09: Thimphu Sightseeing-Gangtey (B/L/D)

Morning visit to National Library, the priceless collection of Buddhist manuscripts and few English version books, Folk and Heritage Museum, which displays day to day livelihood of typical Bhutanese farmers in medieval period and their accessories, Late Kings Memorial Stupa, built for the world peace and Traditional Handmade Paper Factory, Painting School, which preserves our traditional paintings, afternoon drive to Gangtey. Overnight in Gangtey at hotel Dewachen.

Day 10: Gangtey/Phobjikha - Punakha (B/L/D)

Phobjikha is one of the few glacial valleys in Bhutan and chosen home of black necked crane, which migrate from the central Asiatic Plateau to escape its harsh winters. About one hour hike in Gangtey valley. Visit to Gangtey Monastery, the only Nyingmapa Monastery in Bhutan. Afternoon drive back to Punakha. Overnight in Punakha at Drubchu Resort.

Day 11: Punakha - Paro (B/L/D)

Morning short excursion to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyle Chorten. This Chorten is dedicated to our present crown prince and for the world peace. Hike will take you around 45 minutes each way. Later visit Punakha the capital city of Bhutan till 1955 and still the Je Khenpo, the Chief of Abbot resides there during the winter season. After lunch visit Punakha Dzong built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1638 and situated at the junction of Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers. Later drive to Paro. Overnight in Paro at hotel Drukchen.

Day 12: Paro Sightseeing (B/L/D)

Morning excursion to Taktsang Monastery which takes about 15 minutes Drive to the starting point. The hike to Taktsang takes about an hour uphill till the viewpoint and another hour to monastery. Guru Rimpoche visited and meditated in 8th century at this particular site. The Desi Tenzin Rabgye later built the temple in the 17th century. Lunch at Cafeteria. PM visit to Ta Dzong (national Museum), the best place to familiarize About Bhutanese religion, customs and traditional arts & crafts. Overnight at Paro at hotel Drukchen.

Day 13: Paro - Kathmandu (B/D)

Transfer to airport for flight back to Kathmandu. Pick up and transfer to hotel. Today farwell dinner with dance performance. Overnight in Kathmandu at hotel Yak and Yeti.

Day 14: Departure (B)

Transfer to airport for flight home.

  • Includes

    • Accommodation on twin sharing
    • Daily breakfast in the hotels in Kathmandu and pokhara and full meals in Chitwan
    • Full meals in Bhutan
    • All ground transfers and sightseeing by a private SUVS
    • English speaking local guides
    • Sightseeing admission fees
    • Flights are quoted separately
    • Bhutan visa
    • Kathamndu-paro-kathmandu flight fares in Economic class

    Excludes

    • Meals other than indicated
    • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, tipping, laundry, phone etc
    • Nepal visa fee US$ 25
    • Airport tax air fares
    • Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events such as flight delay, cancellation, trip interruption due to inclement weather, civil unrest etc
    • Emergency medical transportation
    • International airfares