Between Nepal and Bhutan
From 3160 $ per person
N/A $ per person
Your Himalayan journey begins with Nepal. You will discover the stupas and shrines of the Kathmandu Valley, the wilderness of the Chitwan National Park, once the hunting ground of Nepalese kings, and not to forget the sublime region of Pokhara.
Then you will fly to the mysterious kingdom of Bhutan, where modernity rubs shoulders with tradition thanks to the excellent preservation of its customs and local heritage.
This itinerary combines the discovery of lavish landscapes and sacred sites of Buddhism and Hinduism. This magical trip to Nepal and Bhutan takes you from the famous Kathmandu valley to the ‘Tiger Refuge’, the name given to the beautiful monastery of Tahshang .
individual travel h3> From $3160 / person traveling individually, based on 3 participants
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
> Transfers and land transportation by private vehicle with English speaking driver (price includes the accommodation and meals of the driver)
> Flights of Kathmandu - Paro and Paro - Kathmandu (daily prices can be subject to change at the time of booking depending on availability)
> The cost of " special permit Mustang ." To date : $ 1100 for 13 days "restricted area" for 2 people
> Housing: standard hotel
> Entries in the temples, monuments and museums mentioned in the program
> Meals : Breakfast only in Nepal (except Chitwan : full board ) , full board in Bhutan > Pharmacy Group ( for departures in organized group )
> The Bhutanese visa
> Government & the royalities " Bhutan Tourism Development Fees"
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THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE :
> International flights and airport taxes (international)
> Cancellation insurance and repatriation assistance
> Nepalese visa fees (upon arriving at Kathmandu airport )
> Main meals in Nepal (except in Chitwan )
> Entries in the temples , monuments and museums not mentioned in " the price includes "
> Optional activities
> Drinks and personal expenses
> Your personal medical expenses
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Day 1: Kathmandu Airport
Reception at the airport in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Depending upon your time of arrival, you may get some free time to explore the tourist district of Thamel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu
Day dedicated to visiting Kathmandu and its surroundings. Visit Boudhanath, the stupa and the surrounding monasteries of Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath. Finally, explore the historical center of Kathmandu: the vast pavement called Durbar Square where many pagoda temples, including the famous Kasthmandap built in the 16th century from the wood of a single tree, and the temple of Kumari honoring goddess Taleju, a symbol of power. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu Valley
Early start to Patan, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Lalitpur. In the afternoon, visit the small town of Bhaktapur and the Newari Nyatapola temple. Walk along the streets of the city, the cradle of craftsmen and potters. Back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Kathmandu - Royal Chitwan National Park [200 Km - 3/4 hour drive]
Drive to the Chitwan reserve. Free afternoon. Overnight in lodge in the heart of the jungle.
Day 5: Royal Chitwan National Park
Early departure on an elephant back or jeep for a journey through the jungle, where you can discover the flora and fauna of the Chitwan reserve. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, go for a small walk around the lodge. Possibility of canoeing. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 6: Royal Chitwan National Park - Pokhara [4 H - 200 km ]
Departure to Pokhara, the nearest town to the Annapurna Massif and the famous Machhapuchre city. Discover exceptional views of the mountains. Arrive in the Lakeside district of Pokhara and transfer to the hotel. Possibility of a boat ride on Lake Phewa, with superb views of the entire Annapurna range . Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Pokhara [4/ 5 H Optional walk]
Early departure for a day excursion to Sarankot where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Himalayan range. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Pokhara - Kathmandu [4/ 5 H - 200 km ]
Fly to Kathmandu. Along the way, you will find many small villages like Bandipur and Gorkha, sumptuous landscapes, lush valleys and peasants working like the Middle Ages. Transfer and overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Kathmandu - Paro - Thimphu (2300 m ) [1 H flight + 1H30 drive]
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Kathmandu and Paro. Enjoy beautiful views from your window. Reception at the airport and drive to Thimphu. Walk around in the city center. Overnight at hotel .
Day 10: Thimphu (2300 m )
In the morning, visit the Memorial Chorten built in 1974 in honor of the third King of Bhutan. We will also visit the Folk Heritage Museum and the painting school ( Zorig Chusum), which are fascinating testimonies to the lifestyle and traditions of Bhutan. Opportunity to ride in the mini zoo to see the takin, the animal emblem. Free time in the city center. Overnight at hotel .
Day 11: Thimphu - Wangdue (1300 m ) [3 H - 80 Km ]
Route to Wangdue. You will cross Dochu La ( 3050 m), which offers a magnificent view of the Himalayas in Bhutan and the highest peak in Bhutan, Gangar Punsum which rises to 7,520 m. Transfer to the hotel which is located at the junction between Punakha and Wangdue . In the afternoon, visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong, a huge structure at the junction of two rivers. The dzong has suffered several fires, earthquakes and floods. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Wangdue - Paro (2300 m ) [5 H - 120 km ]
Drive to Paro. Visit Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower, transformed into a national museum. Continue to the Paro Dzong . Free time in the city center. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Paro ( 2300 m )
Excursion to the picturesque valley of Paro. Visit the monastery and the ruins of Takshang dzong Drukgyel, a vestige of victory against the Tibetan army. Overnight at hotel .
Day 14 : Paro - Kathmandu [1 H 30]
Transfer to Paro airport and take your flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: International Flight
Transfer to the International Airport. End of our services.