The Highlights of The Himalayan Kingdoms – Bhutan and Nepal Tours
Day 1 : Arrival in Paro Bhutan from Kathmandu / Bangkok / Delhi / Singapore
The tranquil kingdom of Bhutan is one of the world’s most enthralling travel destinations. The trip offers an intimate view of the Bhutan’s cultural and religious life. In the evening when you arrive at the Paro International Airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to the hotel, which is booked for us in advance. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 02: Paro City Tours
On the 2nd day of the tour we will get up early in the morning and after breakfast first of all we will venture around the Farm houses in Paro. You will surely be amazed by the architectural pattern of these farm houses. Here we will experience the simple lifestyle of the farmers.
Witness the women wearing Kira (an ankle length dress made of the rectangular piece of cloth) and the men wearing gho (a kind of wrap around, coat-like knee length dress). Afterward we will visit Ta – Dzong, which is the most dominating dzong in the kingdom. Here we get glimpse of the magnificent work of the traditional Bhutanese architecture. It was re-established as the National Museum and holds the fascinating collection of art, relics and religious paintings. After admiring the architecture work at the Ta dzong we will leave for Drukgyel Dzong, a ruined fortress that holds the great historical significance. From here we will witness the commanding view of Mount Chomolhari, below the Dzong. There after we will take a picnic lunch along side the Pa chu river. After lunch we will indulge ourself in Bird Watching.
Will spot the numerous species of birds in this area. We will also discover the minute species of birds through our binoculars. After birding we will take the thrills of white water rafting in the Paro River. There after we will stroll the rice fields on the opposite side of the river. Now we move towards the hotel for the overnight stay. You would be served with delicious dishes. Overnight stay in the resort.
Day 03: Paro to Thimpu Tours
You would again board our luxury bus, after breakfast and leave for Thimpu. It takes around 2 hrs to reach Thimpu and you would love to stroll to winding roads of Pa Chu (Paro River). On way we would pay a visit to Semtokha Dzong ( fort) edificed in 1629 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel (The man who unified Bhutan) Semtokha. This is now houses a language and cultural schools where scholars of all the ages study Dzongkha (National Language). Your lunch would be laid out in one of the best restaurants of Thimpu. If you want you can try out Bhutan delicacies. We would like to remind you Bhutanese like Spicy food .Try out Emta dashi, one of the best delicacies of Bhutan. Overnight stay in the resort.You would agai. n board our luxury bu, after breakfast and leave for Thimpu. It takes around 2 hrs to reach Thimpu and you would love to stroll to winding roads of Pa Chu (Paro River). On way we would pay a visit to Semtokha Dzong ( fort) edificed in 1629 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel (The man who unified Bhutan) Semtokha. This is now houses a language and cultural schools where scholars of all the ages study Dzongkha (National Language). Your lunch would be laid out in one of the best restaurants of Thimpu. If you want you can try out Bhutan delicacies. We would like to remind you Bhutanese like Spicy food .Try out Emta dashi, one of the best delicacies of Bhutan. Overnight stay in the resort
Day 04: Punakha Tours
After breakfast on the 4th day of the tour, we will take a three hour winding mountain drive from Thimphu to Punakha. On the way to Punakha we will search the blue poppy and snow leopards on the route. We will also converse with the monks and lamas and discover the herd of the yaks. The route provides the magnificent variety of flowers and birds to entertain you. By the time we will reach Paunakha Dzong the most amazing attraction in Bhutan. It was built in 1637 by the first Shabdrung. After exploring the Punakha Dzong we will picnic in the banks of the Mo chu river. Hot lunch will be served to us at this particular destination. After picnic lunch we will hike across the foot bridge through the terraces of rice, chillies and other vegetation. We will take the nature walk in and around the fields. After that we will explore the Palaces of the royal family in this area. At night we get back to the hotel in Paunakha for the night stay.
Day 5 Punakha – Wangdiphodrang Tours
In the morning of the 5th day we will visit Wangdiphodrang, which is like the enlarged village with few shops. Here we will learn about the culture and tradition of the Bhutanese people. We will experience the daily life of the local folk. In the afternoon we will have typically Bhutanese lunch with the villagers. Halt, Than we will shop for the handicrafts items especially the bamboo work and stone cavings popular in this area. Spend overnight in the hotel.
Day 06: Paro Tours
6th day is the another exiting day of the tour. We will again drive back to Paro on this day. In the morning we will hike up to the Taktsang Monastery, also known as the Tigers Nest. It will approximately take three hours to reach there. On the way savour the feeling of cool and quiet atmosphere. Experience the rich flora and fauna of this region. As soon as we reach there we will enjoy the stunning views of the Monastery. A hike up to the Taktsang Monastery is exhaustive as well as thrilling too. It is the place of pilgrimage for the local people. After that we will have tea and snacks break in the cafeteria there. Than we will again drive back to the road point to explore the other attractions of Paro. After finishing the adventurous journey of Taktsang Monastery, Druk Choeding is the next destination that we will visit. This town temple was built by the Ngawang Chhogyel , one of the prince-abbots of Ralung in Tibet and an ancestor of the Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. There after we will take the lunch in the local restaurant. In the evening we will make a visit to the Kila Goemba. It si the serene home of the Buddhist nuns. Enjoy the magnificent view of the mountains. We will spot the black necked cranes found in this area. Vast greenery spread in this area not only mesmerizes you but enthralls you completely. After the whole day sightseeing we will get back to the hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 07 Depart From Paro
7th day is the last day of the tours in Bhutan. After breakfast our Driver will drop you to the Paro International Airport for your journey to Kathmandu.
Day 08: Arrival in Kathmandu
Up on arrival in Kathmandu airport meet the guide and transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Kathmandu. Take rest.
Day 09: Kathmandu tours (B)
You will explore the Kathmandu valley Including pashupatinath temple the holistic Hindu temple, Boudhanath Stupa – the Gaint Stupa in the world and Bhaktapur city – a city of wood carving today you will visit the painting school of Kathmandu.
Day 10: Drive to Chitwan – Chitwan National Park (B/L/D) 190km 5/6 hrs.
to continue Bhutan and Nepal Tours, After breakfast, take 4/5 hrs to Chitwan National Park, about 160 km south-west in Terai belt. We check in our resort and after lunch, we visit the village of Tharu tribal people whose lifestyle remains unchanged over 100 years. We also visit the Park Information Center and in the evening, enjoy Sunset View from the riverside. Possibly, there will be slideshow presentation on wildlife or cultural performance by Tharu tribes.
Day 11: Jungle Safari Rides in Chitwan National Park (B/L/D)
after an early breakfast we will go for river tour on a traditional dug out canoe. We will get chance to spot the various aquatic life including Gharial crocodiles. The canoe trip lasts half an hour to 40 minutes and you will be picked up by jeep or experience the primitive transport-the oxen cart ride back to the resort. After lunch, we will take elephant back safari and explore the dense forest of the National Park. The commonly sighted animals are one horned Asian Rhino, sloth Beer, Wild boar, Leopard, deer etc. Although the national park is home to more than 100 Royal Bengal Tigers, tiger sighting is very rare as its nocturnal animal.
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu (B)
Today we drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Final Departure of Bhutan and Nepal Tours.
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