Get ready to be spellbound by the enchanting tale woven by Nepal’s remarkable temples, palaces, and rich cultural heritage. Embark on an unforgettable journey through the lively streets of bustling Kathmandu, where the captivating scent of incense mixes with the soothing sounds of prayer bells. Immerse yourself in Nepal’s vibrant colors and receive blessings from a revered holy person at Pashupatinath Temple. Witness the stunning beauty of Bouddhanath, the world’s largest Buddhist stupa, as you take a sacred walk around its majestic grounds.
After soaking up the beauty of this ancient city, brace yourself for an awe-inspiring mountain flight to Paro, Bhutan. Upon arrival, a warm Bhutanese welcome will usher you into a journey that spans two nights in each of the captivating cities: Thimphu, Punakha, and Paro. Explore the lively culture and remarkable landmarks of Thimphu, uncover the hidden treasures of Punakha’s history, and conclude your adventure in the timeless allure of Paro, home to the legendary Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
This expedition invites you to dive into Bhutan’s captivating blend of nature, tradition, and spirituality, alongside Nepal’s vibrant capital, Kathmandu. These experiences will leave a lasting imprint on your memory, creating cherished moments for years to come.
Throughout this voyage, indulge in the top-notch hospitality of both Nepal and Bhutan, treating yourself to a luxurious experience as you delve into the heart of these two exotic and renowned havens of happiness.
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Arrival and Kathmandu Tour
We will have the privilege of experiencing the traditional Nepali welcome at the hotel in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, during our Nepali Welcome Dinner, our guide will provide us with a briefing on our itinerary
On second day, after breakfast, we will embark on a journey to explore some incredible sites in Nepal. Our first stop will be Bouddhanath, considered one of the largest stupas in the world and a significant center for Tibetan Buddhism. Following that, we will visit Pashupatinath, the renowned temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, which holds great significance for Hindus in the Indian Subcontinent. Adjacent to the temple, there is a crematorium where final rites are performed for departed souls.
Our final destination will be Patan Durbar Square, a place celebrated for its splendid arts and crafts from ancient times. Today’s itinerary offers a fascinating combination of exploring Buddhism, Hinduism, and the rich history of the royal palace
Accommodation: Hyatt Regency (2 Nights)
Embarking on a morning flight to Paro, we step into the realm of Bhutan, greeted by our Bhutanese team. Our journey unfolds at Tachog Lhakhang, a cultural gem where an ancient iron chain bridge beckons. Continuing, we pay homage at the National Memorial Chorten, a poignant monument honoring the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, amidst a serene ambiance of devotion.
The day carries us to the remarkable Tashichho Dzong, a fusion of Buddhist Monastery and fortress. Its unique architecture, devoid of nails and written plans, resonates with Bhutanese heritage and serves as the seat of the King of Bhutan and the Bhutanese Government.
On 2nd day, Thimphu’s exploration continues with the grand Buddha Dordenma statue, offering panoramic city views. A leisurely stroll along Norzin Lam Street reveals Thimphu’s unique charm without traffic lights. A visit to the main postal office introduces valuable Bhutanese stamps, a window into the nation’s rich history.
Our journey unfolds at the School of Traditional Arts, where Bhutan’s cultural legacy thrives in the hands of a new generation. The National Folk Heritage Museum transports us to traditional village life’s warmth and simplicity. At the Motithang Takin Preserve, Bhutan’s national animal thrives, embodying the nation’s commitment to preserving its unique biodiversity. Our exploration culminates at Changangkha Lhakhang, steeped in history and spirituality.
With day’s end, we bask in Thimphu’s charm before retiring to our hotel, where comfort embraces us for a rejuvenating night’s rest.
Accommodation: Amankora (2 Nights)
After breakfast, we’ll embark on a pleasant 3.5-hour drive to Punakha passing through the Dochula Pass, where clear weather offers panoramic views of Gangkhar Puensum, Bhutan’s highest mountain. Upon arrival, we’ll relish a delicious lunch, followed by a short walk to Chimi Lhakhang, known as The Fertility Temple, dedicated to the unconventional 15th-century saint Drukpa Kunley, the “Divine Madman,” famous for his unique teaching methods.
At Chimi Lhakhang, blessings for fertility and well-being are sought, while the temple’s history and scenic setting offer insights into Bhutanese culture. Returning to our accommodations in Punakha, the evening promises comfort.
The next morning starts with an early trek to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, offering breathtaking valley and terraced paddy field views. Witness the impressive 350-meter-long suspension bridge over Pho Chhu River, providing stunning river vistas.
A visit to the renowned Punakha Dzong unveils intricate decor and architectural grandeur. If time permits, we’ll explore Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang nunnery, perched high for captivating valley views. Leisure time in the afternoon concludes this remarkable day of sights and cultural immersion.
Accommodation: Como Uma, Punakha (2 Nights)
Paro and Tiger nest hike
After breakfast, we’ll drive back to Paro, relishing the same scenic route we embarked on four days earlier, offering Himalayan vistas and picturesque landscapes. Arriving in Paro, we’ll settle into our hotel.
Our Paro exploration begins at Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest temples, exuding historical and spiritual significance. Following that, we’ll delve into the National Museum, Ta Dzong, displaying a captivating collection of Bhutanese art, artifacts, and relics. Our journey continues to the magnificent Paro Dzong, also known as Rinpung Dzong, an awe-inspiring monastery featured in “Little Buddha.”
The next day marks the pinnacle of our Bhutan experience – a walking tour to the famed Taktsang Monastery, the Tiger’s Nest. While the trek might pose challenges, the remarkable reward justifies the effort. For those who prefer a lighter option, a trek to the cafeteria offers fantastic views of Taktsang.
After the trek, you can either relax at the hotel or luxuriate in a rejuvenating spa treatment. This day ensures an unforgettable adventure, providing a unique glimpse into Bhutan’s spiritual and natural marvels.
Accommodation: Six Senses (2 nights)
Based on our flight schedule, our Bhutanese crew will bid us farewell, and we’ll then catch a flight to Kathmandu. Once we touch down, our Nepalese crew will warmly welcome us and escort us to Dhulikhel, where the luxurious Dwarikas Resort awaits. En route, we’ll pause at Bhaktapur, a medieval city, for exploration and a delightful lunch. After our time in Bhaktapur, a scenic 40-minute drive will lead us to Dhulikhel. Over the next two nights, we’ll indulge in ultimate relaxation, enjoying spa treatments, invigorating yoga sessions, and leisurely poolside moments before our journey back home.
Accommodation: The Dwarika’s Resort (2 nights)
Based on our flight schedule, our Nepalese crew will accompany us to the airport and bid us farewell.
- Accommodation in mentioned high-end hotels
- A private English speaking Guide
- Breakfast only in Nepal & All Meals in Bhutan
- All private transport
- All entry fees during sightseeing
- Bhutanese Visa
- Sustainable Development Fees for Bhutan
- Flight Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu on business class
- Nepalese Visa
- Personal Insurance
- Personal Drinks and Bar Bill
- Tips & Gratuity
- Lunch and Dinner in Nepal