Kathmandu Bhutan Tour offers astounding opportunity to explore some of the major attraction part of Nepal & Bhutan. Four places Soyambhunath- “The Monkey Temple”, Pashupatinath a temple dedicated to Hindus god Lord Shiva, Boudhanath The largest Buddhist Stupa in South Asia and Kathmandu Durbar Square an ancient and historical Durbar square are the astonishing places to visit in Nepal before heading to Bhutan. In Kathmandu Durbar Square one can also get the chance to meet “KUMARI”, who is believed as a living goddess.
Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its fortresses (or dzongs), monasteries and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. For a long time Bhutan has remained inaccessible & esoteric to the outer world. Now that the country is open, but still the number of visitors allowed is limited. With various monasteries ensconced in calm confines, you are directly in touch with your inner soul, the real you. The fabulous monasteries ongsa, Taktsang, Tango and Chery will give enthralling memories. After collecting peachy memories in mind and Camera will back to home after purchasing token of love to family, friends and relatives.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan international airport, Trek Nepal Himalayas representative will be there with Name Printed Template to give warm greetings in Nepal. After , then our representative will transfer you to respective hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Four places Soyambhunath- “The Monkey Temple”, Pashupatinath a temple dedicated to Hindus god Lord Shiva, Boudhanath The largest Buddhist Stupa in South Asia and Kathmandu Durbar Square an ancient and historical Durbar square are the major attration of this day. In Kathmandu Durbar Square one can also get the chance to meet “KUMARI”, who is believed as a living goddess.
Day 3: Fly from kathmandu to Paro Bhutan – Drive to Thimphu(2300m/1 hr.)
This day you fly from Kathmandu to Paro. After reaching Paro you will take 1 hour drive to Thimpu. Upon reaching Thimpu you can just relax in your hotel or can walk around the streets. Overnight
Day 4: Thimphu Sightseeing
As every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday there held weekend market you can visit the market in the morning.
Morning visit the weekend market (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday), Hand made paper Mill, School of Arts and crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, Lunch in town. Drive pass by Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, Enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery.
Day 5:Thimphu – Punakha tour(2 ½ hrs.)
Drive through Dochula pass, the second highest road pass in your trip at 3010m. When the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a short tea break continue to sub tropical Punakha. Afternoon visit the Souvenir Making Center and the Punakha Dzong (fortress) which houses the most elaborated temple in the country.
Day 6:Punakha – Phobjikha tours (2 ½ hrs.)
Check out of the hotel & visit Chimi Lhakhang on foot, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus. En route visit Wangdi town and continue to Phobjikha over the highest road pass on your trip at 3140m.Visit Gangtey Gompa, the largest and the only monastery of the Nyingmapa sect in western Bhutan.Evening relax in your hotel or take a stroll.
Day 7: Phobjikha – Paro tours (6 hrs.)
Start early retracing the drive to Paro. In Paro visit the National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. One can also venture to try local restaurant for dinner.
Day 8: Paro Sightseeing tour
Visit Kichu Lhakhang, one from the 2 oldest temple in the country, historic Drukgyal Dzong (Fortress) and hike to Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang Monastery), the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro Valley.
Day 9: Flight Paro to Kathmandu
Transfer to airport for flight to kathmandu, guide will welcome and transfer to hotel
Day 10: Fly Back Home
Time to back home after collecting wonderful memories in astonishing country Nepal as well as Bhutan. Trek Nepal Himalayas representative will escort to International airport as per schedule flight. We hope to See you again.
I was pleased with Trek Nepal Himalayas from a price and quality of service standpoint. The trek is a challenge and a responsible and knowledgeable guide is essential for a safe and inclusive trip. I would use them again.
We went on a short tour to Bhutan and wow what an amazing place! It is so beautiful with its mountain regions and traditional culture. Visiting Tigers Nest monetarist was definitely the highlight of the Bhutan trip. We later returned to Kathmandu and made our way to Pokhara where we took off for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. This was my first time trekking and my fitness level is not the best but Badri and the boys (the sherpa's) were great at catering the trip to our needs. All timings along the way were perfect and we all got to ABC and back without a hitch. Badri and the boys made us feel like we were part of their family and were all smiles and fun. We all played cards together of a night where they taught us to play Dumbal and we taught them Uno. They went above and beyond to cater for us and were watching us like hawks for signs altitude sickness as we got closer to the top. All guest houses that we stayed out were pleasant and all had hot showers. Badri was well respected by the locals along the way and we were welcomed everywhere we went. I actually felt like a bit of a VIP on the mountain when we were trekking with Badri!
I really loved my experience in Nepal and all thanks to Trek Nepal Himalayas. I'm going to miss these guys and can't wait to go back!
I recently spent three and a half weeks holidaying in Nepal with Trek Nepal Himalayas. My partner and I arrived a few days early from the organised tour and Badri from Trek Nepal Himalayas was very accommodating to us by organising our extra accommodation, picking us up from the airport, and organised an extra day tour for us to Nagarkot which was really nice. They also arranged for us to visit the old palace (now a museum) and the Garden of dreams. After the rest of the group arrived we did some sight seeing around Kathmandu visiting the monkey temple, durbar square, the Boudhanath temple and the crematorium.
Our guide Nawin and and other guides arranged throughout the tour were all very knowledgeable of the history of each place that we visited and gave good commentary along the way. Next we went on a day trip to Badri's village. In organising this tour, our group wanted to help out after the earthquake. It turned out Badri's village was badly damaged by the quake and the school was destroyed.
When planing this trip we arranged with Badri for him to take us out to his village so we could make donations of stationary, toys and sporting goods to the school. The village was well off the beaten track and it was a unique opportunity to visit an area that tourists generally don't get to see. The scenery along the way was magic and the drive was quite an adventure. When we arrived the whole village was out to give us a warm friendly welcome with marigold flower necklaces and we each received a blessing. The kids were so excited to see us and were over the moon to receive our donations of stationary, sporting goods and toys.I t was a truly beautiful experience and these memories will stay in my heart forever. This went so well that Badri is now putting together optional side tours for future tour groups to visit his village and villages like his for tourists to make donations to the local schools. I highly recommend you do this as it is such a feel good moment and the emotional joy of it all will is so overwhelming it will make you teary.
A group of us trekked to Everest Base Camp with Trek Nepal Himalayas recently. It was a great trip that was full of memorable moments and amazing views. Our guide Badri was very patient with each of us. He was knowledgeable, encouraging, accommodating and helpful. He not only provided excellent guide services and made sure the group had a safe trip, but also took care of his porter team. Our trip wouldn’t be this successful without the encouragement and support from Badri and the assistant guide Karan. During the time we stayed in Kathmandu, Badri and his staff offered great assistance to ensure we had a great time. If you are planning to visit Nepal, I highly recommend Trek Nepal Himalayas.
Three weeks with Trek Nepal Himalayas was an incredible experience. Our adventure included a day tour of Kathmandu, Everest flight with champagne at sunrise, flights to Bhutan with a few days touring around there. Our highlight in Bhutan was the climb to Tiger's Nest monastery and the amazing views from there.
Ten days trekking to Annapurna Base camp was wonderful. Our guide Badri made sure all our needs were met along the way. Nawin, our first in charge was very accommodating as well as the other 3 porters who lugged our stuff so we only had to carry a day pack.
Sunrise at Poon Hill was a must as well as putting up prayer flags at sunrise at the summit of our trip, Annapurna base camp. Just fab.
Inspirational, amazing and a humbling experience.
I would go back again and would make sure that these knowledgeable people were by my side for my next adventure.
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