Nepal Bhutan and The Himalayas

Nepal, known as ‘the abode of Gods’ is a land of the world’s highest mountain, the Everest, the fighting Gorkha soldiers, and the tigers of the southern Terai region. Over a quarter of the country’s land mass is over 9500′ high and includes eight peaks over 26,000′. Bhutan is also known as the “last place on the roof of the world” and the “land of the Thunder Dragon.”
Suitable months to visit  : September till March

Day 1 : Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is a leisure to recover from the flight.

 

Day 2 : Kathmandu

You will discover the beautiful capital of Nepal. One of Kathmandu’s most beautiful sites is the Durbar Square, with its amazing complex of temples and monuments that have witnessed the rise and fall of several dynasties: the Royal Palace and its statue of the monkey God Hanuman Dhoka, and the Kumari Palace, home of the Goddess Kumari Devi (young pre-pubescent girl worshipped as a manifestation of the divine female energy of Goddess Taleju, the Nepalese equivalent of Durga).  Kathmandu is also famous for the Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, a complex of monasteries of all faiths started in 460 A.D. by King Mana Devi of the Licchavi era, on the western fringes of the city.

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Day 3 : Kathmandu

VISIT BHAKTAPUR (The Living Heritage) Full day visit to Bhaktapur located 16 kms east of Kathmandu & known as “City Of Devotees” & “City Of Culture” . A UNESCO World Heritage side, the city famous for woodcarving, handmade papers, pottery and cloth weaving

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Day 4 : Kathmandu Pokhra

(By Road 200 kms/7 hrs Or Flight) Morning drive to Pokhara famous for its incredible views of Annapurana Mountain Ranges. Enjoy boat ride in Phewa Lake including visit to a local Temple.

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Day 5 : Pokhra

The City of Seven Lakes Early morning visit Sarangkot for stunning view of sunrise through the Mountains. Later enjoy sightseeing visiting David’ Fall, Tibetean Refugee Camps, Himalayan Museum & stroll through the local markets.

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Day 6 : Pokhra Kathmandu

(By Road 200 kms/7 hrs Or Flight) After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. Afternoon visit Kathmandu Darbar Square a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Day 7 :Kathmandu/Paro ( Bhutan by flight)

Upon arrival drive to Thimpu (60 kms/1.5 hrs) Located at an altitude of 2350 mtrs, Thimpu is the Charming capitol of Bhutan & is home to Bhutanese Royal Family. Afternoon enjoy visiting National Memorial Chorten, National Library, a painting School & Folk Heritage Museum.

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Day 8 : Thimpu-Punakha

(75 kms/3 hrs) Morning visit Zilukha Nunnery, one of the very few monasteries for female monks still in existence. Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass (3150 mtrs) from where you can have stunning view of East Himalayas on a clear day. Visit the impressive Punakha Dzong (Fortress) built in 1637 at a picturesque location between Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River)..

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Day 9 : Punakha Paro

(120 kms/ 5 hrs) Drive to Paro, enroute visit Chimi Lhakhang also called the “Temple of Fertility” built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley also popularly known as “Devine Mad man” in 15th century.

Evening visit the Parotown

Day 10: Paro

Morning hike/horse-ride to the legendary Taktsang Monastery, perched on a cliff 800 mtrs. above Paro valley. Afternoon visit the Ta Dzong National Museum & Paro Dzong.

Day 11: Paro Kathmandu

(By Flight) Fly back to Kathmandu after breakfast. Day free in Kathmandu visiting the bustling market of Thamel well known for antiques & handicrafts. Farewell Dinner with Nepali Cultural Dance.

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Day 12: Final departure

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