Bhutan and Nepal has a rare combination of harmony and accord amidst a landscape of incredible beauty. Protected by mighty Himalayas from the rest of the world and enriched by the essence of Drukpa Kagyu School of Buddhism, Bhutan has managed to remain shrouded deeply in a jealously guarded isolation, come join our Bhutan and Nepal tour and enjoy the different world!
Our glimpse of Nepal and Bhutan tour is something different combined with elephant ride in the jungle and a relaxing way to view the mountains in Nepal and view culture, mountain with the monasteries of Bhutan today known as the last Shangri-la!
After doing very interesting sightseeing in Kathmandu valley, we will drive you to the ideal hill station named Nagarkot for something different taste. Here you will be enjoying your great moments with unbeatable mountain views and rural people’s life style. Be privy to the unparalleled natural beauty and age-old cultures of the two remaining Himalayan Kingdoms, one Hindu and the other Buddhist – Nepal and Bhutan.
To give you the true Himalayan Experience we have combined two popular trips Nepal and Bhutan, starting from Kathmandu into the unique adventure to east Himalaya Bhutan. Visit Paro, Punakha valley, Tigers Nest Monastery and Thimpu to experience Bhutan – the last Shangri-la on earth! – an amezing place to be also known as kingdom in the sky or above the clouds…
From Kathmandu we drive to the jungle of Chitwan national park, an exciting environment where animals share the natural habitat with us !
Stay in a deluxe yet rustic lodge for both nights. We will spent some time relaxing along the Rapti river, enjoying a fascinating cultural show of the Tharu traditional dances, a jungle walk, elephant ride, rhino watching, Tiger search and a canoeing in the river, bird-watching day trip.
B = Breakfast , L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Arrival day in Kathmandu , Nepal, check into hotel and rest.
Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley UNESCO world heritage sites and excursions to Nagarkot Himalayan view point, overnight at Nagarkot.
Enjoy the sunrise & mountain view with breakfast in Nagarkot and we drive back via Bhaktapur on of the historical sights with temples, Prepare for Bhutan tour.
The flight into Paro on Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. The first gift from Bhutan will be the cool, clean fresh air as you step out of the plane. After clearing customs and visa control you are met by your guide and depart to Paro town for lunch. After lunch visit the Ta dzong, an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong, the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley. A short walk takes you to the base of the dzong and across a traditional cantilevered, covered bridge. A short distance further is one of the innumerable archery grounds. (Archery is the national sport of Bhutan ). If we are lucky, we may catch a match in action. Late afternoon depart to Thimphu, the modern capital of Bhutan. The drive will take around 1.5 hour. Thimphu has a population of about 98,000. The town is made up of just three lines of shops and is the only capital in the world without traffic lights. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Thimphu sightseeing includes a visit to the National Memorial Chorten, National Library, stocked with priceless ancient Buddhist manuscripts and also visit the Folk Heritage Museum, which is dedicated to connecting people to the Bhutanese rural past through exhibition of items and artifacts used in rural households, Textile Museum, where the art of traditional weaving is still kept alive and preserved through exhibition and has a good collection of old textiles which are rich in its color and design. Other high lights include a visit to the Handicrafts Emporium, which has all types of Bhutanese handicrafts for sale.
After lunch drive a short way to Chubachu where you will be able to witness a Cultural Programme consisting of Mask Dances and Folk Songs performed by Royal Academy of performing Arts ( RAPA ) and then depart to Punakha. Leaving Thimphu the road climbs steeply through a forest of pine and cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochola pass (3050 m). This pass often offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. After stopping for tea and the view, we descend along a series of hairpin bends to the fertile valley of Punakha. Afternoon visit Punakha Dzong, winter seat of the Je Khenpo and ancient capital of Bhutan , remarkably located between the rivers of the Mo (Female) Chu and Pho (Male) Chu . The dzong is open to visitors only in summer when the Je Khenpo and the Monk Body are in Thimphu . Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Continue your drive to Wangdue, one of the major towns and district headquarters of Western Bhutan where we make a short stop to view the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong dramatically located on the spur of a hill at the confluence of the Tsang Chu and Dang Chu rivers and then drive your way back to Paro. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
In the morning drive towards the north of Paro valley to visit the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong 16 km up the valley. Built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the dzong was destroyed by accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. Explore the ramparts and on a clear day experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m) and then drive to Satsam Chorten to hike to Paro Taktsang, the hike up (or horse ride) to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s nest). The horse ride up to the cafeteria will take around one and half hour. At the view point enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigeress in the 8th century. After Lunch walk back to the road point and then drive your way back to visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. Evening ends with a walk through Paro’s main shopping district. Dinner and overnight at hotel .
Transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu, pick up and check into hotel – optional sightseeing.
Drive to Chitwan national Park by tourist bus, do Jungle Safari Activities, stay overnight there.
Full day in Chitwan for Jungle activities, such as Elephant ride, jungle walk, canoeing, breeding center visit etc, stay in Chitwan.
Fly to Kathmandu, free in Kathmandu for shopping and bargain, evening Nepali cultural show and dinner
O Final Departure, transfer to airport.
Spectacular tour in Everest country Nepal and tour of the Buddhist Dragon Kingdom Bhutan – the last shangri-la on earth!.
See the wildlife of Chitwan National Park, one of the finest National park in Asia to see the Rhino and royal Bengal Tiger with Kathmandu valley – 12 days.
Nepal – Bhutan tour a greatest cultural adventure of a lifetime!!