Boudhanath in Nepal & Punakha Festival in Bhutan
From 2825 $ per person
Discover the Himalayas in Nepal and Bhutan, two countries beyond comparison in their cultural and natural riches.
Your journey begins in Nepal with the discovery of the Kathmandu Valley and its many shrines and stupas. Then you discover Pokhara through the beautiful national park of Chitwan.
You continue your journey to Bhutan. A Himalayan kingdom, long forbidden to foreigners, Bhutan is a country where the preserved traditions and customs are intimately related to religion and the pace of life of its inhabitants. Meeting the Bhutanese will reveal the secrets of their culture especially during the festival of Punakha.
Price in group travel h3>
From $ 2,825 / person based on four participants.
Departure guaranteed for 2 or more participants.
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Reception at the airport in Kathmandu and briefing
Transfers and land transportation in private vehicle with English speaking driver
Flights Kathmandu - Paro to / ( daily prices , subject to change at the time of booking)
Accommodation : Hotel in double / twin room ( single supplement on request)
Meals : The price includes full board only in Bhutan and Royal Chitwan National Park . Only breakfast in Nepal.
Entries in the temples , monuments and museums included in the program in Bhutan as well as entries in Kathmandu J2
Support for an English-speaking guide in Bhutan and an English-speaking guide in Kathmandu
The Bhutanese visa
Government royalties & the "Bhutan Tourism Development Fees"
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE :
International flights . You can consult our list of tour operators offering flights. We sometimes have " freebies " , contact us for more information .
The single room supplement (consult us)
Airport taxes (international)
The main meal in Nepal
Visa fees Nepal (USD 25 per person + 2 passport photos )
Very important : make sure that your insurance covers , in the event of an accident , all medical expenses , cost of evacuation by helicopter and repatriation by international flight back home. Warning Gold card does not cover helicopter evacuation .
Personal pharmacy ( to go with : http://www.myfirstaidkit.eu/ )
Drinks and personal expenses
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Day 1: Kathmandu Airport
You are greeted at the Kathmandu airport and driven to your hotel. Depending on the time you arrive, you walk around in the tourist district of Thamel. Overnight at hotel .
Day 2: Kathmandu
After breakfast , discover the Nepalese capital and Swayambhunath (literally " that which is born by itself ") located on a hill west of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is emblematic of the religious diversity of Nepal which combines Buddhist and Hindu temples , stupas and pagodas. Overnight at hotel .
Day 3: Kathmandu - Chitwan National Park [ 200 Km - 3/4 hour drive]
In the morning you drive to the Chitwan reserve . Enjoy a free afternoon . Overnight in a lodge in the heart of the jungle.
Day 4: Chitwan National Park
Early in the morning , go on an elephant or jeep safari in the jungle of Chitwan Park , the oldest national park of Nepal which stretches over 900km ². Enjoy lunch at the lodge before leaving for a walk in the park. You can go canoeing . Overnight at lodge.
Day 5: Chitwan National Park - Pokhara [ 5/6 H - 200 km ]
Leave in the morning for Pokhara situated in the foothills of the Annapurna and famous Machhapuchre.
You will enjoy exceptional views of the Himalayas. Once you have checked in to the hotel you can walk into the city and enjoy a boat ride on Lake Phewa . Overnight at hotel .
Day 6: Pokhara [4 H - 200 km]
During the day, walk freely or opt for outdoor activities such as mountain biking or a motorcycle ride in the neighboring villages. You can also visit Sarangkot hills that offer a beautiful view of the mountains. Overnight at hotel .
Day 7: Pokhara - Kathmandu [30 minute flight ]
You are transferred to Pokhara airport in the morning to take a flight to Kathmandu. Free time on arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel .
Day 8: Kathmandu - Paro - Thimphu (2300 m) [1 + 1:30 H flight route ]
You fly from Kathmandu to Paro. Once you land in Bhutan you take the road to Thimphu. Walk into the city center in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel .
Day 9: Thimphu (2300 m) - Punakha (2300 m) [3 H drive - 80 Km]
In the morning, visit the Chorten Memorial where pilgrims say their prayers. Then visit the historic Changangkha temple from the 15th century. The people of Punakha gather there each day with fervor. You will also visit the Folk Heritage Museum which houses objects and remains of the cultural heritage of Bhutan. In the late afternoon, take the road to Punakha. En route, stop by Lobeya to visit the monastery of Chime Lakhang.
Day 10: Punakha Tsechu
This day takes you to the occasion of the great festival of Punakha. Attend this festival that combines the joys of Christmas with religious ceremonies in a mysterious and spiritual atmosphere. Overnight at hotel .
Day 11: Punakha - Paro [142 Km - 4/5h drive]
From Punakha you leave early in the morning to get to Paro for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Drukyel and Kyichu Lhakhang Dzong and the National Museum exhibiting superb paintings representing the various cycles of the Buddhist tradition. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Paro ( 2300 m ) [5 H - 120 km ]
During the day, visit the Taktsang Monastery, also known as the " Refuge of the Tiger”. The monastery is perched on a cliff 3000 meters above sea level and is one of the most revered pilgrimages in the Himalayan world. After the tour, you can enjoy some free time in Paro. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Paro - Kathmandu [ 3H]
Early in the morning you go to the airport where you take a flight to Kathmandu. You are taken to the center of Kathmandu on arrival. You enjoy the afternoon hunt in the market and do your last minute shopping. Overnight at hotel .
Day 14: Kathmandu - International Airport
You are transferred to the airport according to your flight schedule. End of our services.