Four season (Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn
World Heritage Sites
Exotic Himalaya views
Tiger nest, Bhutan
Potala Palace, Tibet
Scenic flight to Lhasa and Paro
Monasteries, stupas, and temples
Cultural, traditional people
Nepal is the host country for this tour where you will start and ends here in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. In Kathmandu sightseeing, you will visit the Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Squares which are the World Heritage Sites of this valley. Also, you have the hiking to Nagarkot hill located 32km east of Kathmandu. The hill is 2,175m high which serves the best sunrise/sunset view of Himalaya. Who would have known a number of heritage sites and hiking hills covered by a small area? That’s why Nepal is a mysterious country you couldn’t imagine unless you experience.
Bhutan is a land of the thunder dragon in eastern Himalaya bordered by Tibet and India. The country is mainly influenced by Buddhist religion and the only country. The Bhutanese cultures, traditions, and spirituals have their own values and conservative. In Bhutan tour, you will meet several monasteries, monuments, stupa, and friendly local people. You will also visit the Motithang mini zoo in the capital city Thimphu which has the rare and national animal of Bhutan ‘Takin’. The main highlight of this Bhutan tour is hiking to Tiger nest or Taktsang monastery. While this prominent monastery is Himalayan Buddhist sacred site located at the cliffside of upper Paro valley.
Tibet is the historical region and neighboring country to Nepal. While it is the traditional homeland of Tibetan and other ethnic groups. No wonder Tibet is a roof of the world, the region lies at the highest elevation of 4000m. You can enjoy the view of Mt. Everest which is a totally different image from Tibet side. Other than that, you will visit several monasteries, monuments, temples which are all afflicted with Tibetan Buddhist religion consequently. The highlight of Tibet tour is Potala Palace, which used to be a residence of his holiness Dalai Lama. Many tourists visit this place as well as Tibet’s one renowned destination so far.
Arrive at Kathmandu (1400m) and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Kathmandu valley sightseeing. Drive to Sankhu. Hike to Nagarkot. Overnight at hotel in Nagarkot
Morning sunrise view from Nagarkot. Drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Transfer to the Kathmandu international airport for Tibet departure. After arrival in Gongar Airport in Lhasa, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.
Sightseeing tour to Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa
Full day Sightseeing inside the Potala Palace. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.
Sightseeing tour to Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Norbulinka Summer Palace. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.
Transfer to Gongar international airport for your flight to Kathmandu and other onward destination. If you take flight to Kathmandu, after arrival Kathmandu International airport, transfer to Kathamndu hotel.
Walk around the Thamel. Leisure / Shopping. Swayambhunath sightseeing. Overnight at Kathmandu
Kathmandu to Paro-Thimphu
Paro-Thimphu. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu
Thimphu to Wangdiphodrang. Overnight at hotel in Wangdiphodrang
Drive Wangdiphodrang to Punakha to Paro. Overnight at hotel in Paro
Fly Paro to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Extra day in Kathmandu. Shopping / Leisure. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for final departure.
Early morning visit Pashupatinath temple, which is one of the most sacred Temple of God Lord Shiva in the entire Hindu world. It is a pagoda style temple which as two-tiered golden roof and four silver doors situated at the bank of Bagmati River. From Pashupatinath 10 minutes walk to Boudhanath Stupa. Enjoy the walk around the Boudhanath stupa. Boudhanath is one of the world biggest Stupa.
Afternoon drive to Sankhu.
The Sankhu is the ancient Newar town located in the north-eastern corner of Kathmandu Valley in about 17 km from the capital city Kathmandu. Before the Malla Dynasty in Nepal, Sankhu was said to be a separate kingdom. The historical Durbar square ( Layaku ) has still been preserved. The temple of Bajrayogini(Khadgayogini) is one of an identity of Sankhu. It is situated on the middle of a hill.
Located approx. 7000 ft (2000 m) above Sea level and 32 km from tourist hub Thamel, Nagarkot is a world-famous hills station commanding breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas, rolling hills, deep valleys, lush pine forests in a quaint rural atmosphere.
From Sankhu hiking start to Nagarkot. This is a panoramic Nature trail walk with stunning views of the majestic Himalayan range along with best views of Nature. Fresh Mountain air, a sparkling snow-covered Himalayas, Nature’s freshness. The good walk from Sankhu to Nagarkot is a much-recommended one. The bumpy road to Nagarkot goes always uphill and can be reached in about 3 to 4 hours from Sankhu to Nagarkot.
The elevation of this beautiful place is 2,175m from sea level. The views go from Dhaulagiri in the west to Kanchenjunga in the east. On a clear day, one can see Mt. Everest (8848m), Manaslu (8,463m), Ganesh Himal (7,111m), and Langtang (7,246m). Evening relaxation with an enchanting sunset view at a hotel. Overnight at Nagarkot hotel.
Afternoon drive to Bhaktapur which is 13 km away from Kathmandu. Lunch in Bhaktapur Darbar Square. The oldest city of Nepal knows as City of devotees retains the charm of the 15th century. You can see the 55 window palace and its ancient art and architecture of different temple and surrounding. Visit Durbar Square, Golden Gate, Bhaktapur Palace, Peacock Window, Batsala Devi, Vatsala Durga, Taumadhi Tole, Nyatapola Temple.
Drive Patan Durbar Square for sightseeing. Visit Patan Dhoka, Golden Gate, Kumbeshwar Temple, Uma Maheshwar, Durbar Square, Bhimsen Mandir, Manga Hill, Vishwanath Temple, Krishna Mandir, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Krishna Temple, Char Narayan Temple. Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu
PM : The Swayambunatha Stupa is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to be 2000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spire’s base are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is 3 km west of Kathmandu city and is situated on a hillock about 77m above the level of the Kathmandu valley and hence commands an excellent view of the valley. This stupa is the oldest of its kind. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.
Arrive at Paro airport. Get Bhutan visa on passport upon showing visa approval letter plus 2 pp size picture. Meet/greet by our guide and drive to the Hotel.
Paro Sightseeing – visit the ruined fortress of Drukgyal Dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort Drive back and hike to the viewpoint of the Taktsang monastery. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2 /3 hours through villages and pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro valley. Afternoon proceed through the beautiful valley to the watchtower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National Museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town. Stroll around the market and visit a souvenir shop where one can get a rare and old collection of Bhutan stamp. Bhutan is famous for a stamp. Overnight in Hotel.
Drive to Thimphu (1 & 1/2hrs). Upon arrival check into Hotel Druk or River view or similar. PM sightseeing – Visit the Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15th century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare “Takin” national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with a good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market. Overnight in Hotel.
AM visit the Painting school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers. PM drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. Visit the Wangduephodrang Dzong from outside and the market area. Overnight in Hotel.
AM drive 45 minutes to Punakha and visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Drive 3 hours to Thimphu for lunch and proceed 2 hours to Paro via visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university. Overnight in Hotel.
Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport. Transfer to Kathmandu hotel. Leisure. Overnight at Kathmandu.
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