Himalayan Kingdoms


Summary: This Nepal & Bhutan tour explores the Kathmandu Valley before taking a spectacular flight to Bhutan. With its unique Dzongs, permeating Buddhist culture and beautiful scenery, Bhutan is a unique and fascinating country to visit

Duration
12 Days
Countries
2
Next Departure
20-Oct-2019
Starting at
USD 3,320.00
Price per day
USD 277.00
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Operator
Encounters Travel
Tour
Himalayan Kingdoms
Tour Code
NPSGHK
Group Size
1 - 12


Summary

This Nepal & Bhutan tour explores the Kathmandu Valley before taking a spectacular flight to Bhutan. With its unique Dzongs, permeating Buddhist culture and beautiful scenery, Bhutan is a unique and fascinating country to visit

1.
Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel
2.
Kathmandu tour to Durbar Square & Swayambunath
3.
Fly to Bhutan, Paro tour
4.
Cross the Dochu La Pass to the Punakha Valley
5.
Valley walk, Punakha Dzong, drive to Gangtey
6.
Phobjikha Valley walk, Gangtey
7.
Drive to Thimphu via Wangdue Phodrang
8.
Thimphu tours and weekend market
9.
Taktshang (Tiger's Nest) walk, Drukgyel Dzong
10.
Fly to Nepal, visit Bhaktapur ancient centre
11.
Sunrise mountain views and villages, temples & stupas
12.
Kathmandu, tour ends with airport transfer

Visited Countries (2): Nepal, Bhutan

Visited cities (5): Kathmandu, Paro, Punakha, Thimpu, Bhaktapur

Details

This 8-day tour visits Bhutan and explores a collection of intriguing and spectacular sights. You will check out the assortment of Dzongs, wander around temples and meander along short hikes through breathtaking routes. During your trip you will learn more about the culture of Bhutan and its religious heritage.

This tour begins in Kathmandu and you will get the chance to stroll through the buzzing streets and see the nearby palaces, temples and stupas. After you have flown into Bhutan, the tour will stop off at the Paro Dzong (a combination of a fort, monastery and town hall) and a national museum. Your expert guide will introduce you to the history of the country and the local's way of life.

You will leave Paro and traverse across snaking roads, passing forests and crossing over the Dochu La Pass to the Punakha Valley. Here, you can view Punakha Dzong and walk by the river to a hilltop temple surrounded by fields of vegetables and chilies. The Phobjika Valley, renowned for being the migratory festination of the endangered black-necked crane and Gangtey Dzong, is also on the itinerary.

The tour will then head over to the capital of Thimphu so you can browse the weekend market. You will return to Paro and climb up to the Taktshang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) - one of Bhutan's most famous sights.

When you are back in Nepal, the tour will survey the ancient centre of Bhaktapur, the most significant temple of Pasupatinah, the Boudhnath stupa and watch the sunset across Kathmandu Valley.

Included

  • All accommodation in comfortable mid-range hotels
  • All transport in private AC vehicles with a local driver
  • All transfers, including 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Flights between Kathmandu and Paro
  • Services of a local guide throughout your time in Bhutan
  • Services of a tour leader in Nepal and specialist city guide for Kathmandu tours
  • Entrance Fees to sites visited
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Bhutan visa & tourism development fee (TDF)

Excluded

  • International Flights in and out of Nepal
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks, tips and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Any other items not mentioned above

Travel Package
Description Coming from   Going to
Tour (Round Trip) Kathmandu Kathmandu

This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

 


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