Nepal & Bhutan Tour

Tour Highlights:

             •  Scenic flight to Pokhara

             •  Boating in Phewa Lake and visit to Davis Fall and Gupteswor Cave in Pokhara

             •  Visit to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha

             •  Chitwan National Park

             •  Explore Paro Valley and Thimpu in Bhutan

 

Trip Cost Includes:

•   All ground transportation in private vehicles.
•   Twin sharing accommodation in a star hotel

             •  4 Nights in Kathmandu

             •  1 Night in Pokhara

             •  1 Night in Lumbini

             •  2 Nights in Chitwan 
             •  Twin sharing accommodation in a nice hotel in 5 Nights in Bhutan

•   12 Breakfast, 7 Lunch and 9 Dinner

•   All jungle activities in the national park.
•   Airfare from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur including airport departure tax at Kathmandu airport.
•   Airfare from Kathmandu to Pokhara including airport departure tax at Kathmandu airport.
•   Airfare from Paro to Kathmandu including airport departure tax at Paro airport.
•   Guided city tour with all entrance fees in sightseeing places in Kathmandu.
•   An English speaking knowledgeable tour guide
•   Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
•   City Map and T Shirt

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure. 
Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

 

Day 02: Kathmandu Tour
Kathmandu DurbarSquare: is one of three royal palace squares in the Kathmandu Valley. This site was the royal residence until the 19th century where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch use to take place. The two-hectare palace complex is divided into two main courtyards, and was initially constructed in the 16th century, although subsequent additions were made in the Shah dynasty in the 18th century and by the Rana rulers in the 19th century. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels and houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial Museum, dedicated to the monarch who opened up Nepal to the outside world, and the Mahendra Museum, dedicated to his son, King Mahendra. At the southern end of Durbar Square is the Kumari Chowk. The gilded cage has the Kumari, a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. She is worshipped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards. Kashtamandap is the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree.

Swoyambhunath Temple: This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags. From the spire, four faces of Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions. The entire structure is symbolic. The white dome represents the earth, the nose like shape below the piercing eyes is actually the nepali number ‘one’ signifying unity, and above is a third eye signifying the insight of the Buddha, while the 13 tiered beehive like structure at the top symbolizes the 13 stages that human being has to pass through to achieve nirvana. The base is ringed by prayer wheels which pilgrims circuiting the stupa spin each one as they pass by.

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath, a pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be the powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power in religious terms. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple is 6 kms from Kathmandu city and just a few hundred meters from the end of the runway at Tribhuwan International Airport. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main temple, but you can view the temple from the east bank of River Bagmati. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.

BoudhanathStupa: Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this enormous stupa where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfetered, and the lanes around the stupa are crammed with monasteries and the surrounding is a paraphernalia for Buddhist life.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

 

 

Day 03: Drive to Chitwan (4 Hrs)

Drive to Chitwan from Lumbini is apprx. 150 kms.east of Lumbini and the journey takes 4 hours. The highlight of Chitwan is the World Heritage listed, Royal Chitwan National Park which is the lush valley situated in the foothills of Churia ranges. This National Park is famous for its variety of wildlife, and with the snowcapped Himalaya in the distance.

Tharu dance: A melodious tribal dance where a great circle of men and women with rhyme or drums whack their sticks together in time.

Overnight: Hotel in Chitwan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 04: Activities in Chitwan National Park
Elephant ride, bird watching, jungle walk and dug canoe ride

Overnight: Hotel in Chitwan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 05: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 06: Arrive Paro and drive to Thimpu (54 kms, 1.5 hours)

On arrival at Paro airport, after visa formalities you will be received by our guide and transfer to Thimphu (54 kms, 1.5 hrs). You can fly to Paro from Kathmandu, Delhi, Kolkata, Dhaka, Bangkok, Singapore, Yangoon. In the evening you are free to relax and enjoy the surroundings of the beautiful Paro valley

Overnight: Hotel in Thimpu

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 07: Thimphu sightseeing
Today we visit National Library, the priceless collection of Buddhist manuscripts written in gold. Also visit late King’s Memorial Stupa, built for the world peace. Painting School, which preserves traditional paintings, sculpturing and wood curving. Later we visit Majestic Tashichho Dzong, which houses office for the king and the ministers and National Handicraft Emporium, the best place to look for souvenir from Bhutan. 

Overnight: Hotel in Thimpu

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 08: Paro Sightseeing; Hike to Tigesr's Nest and visit Kyichu Lhakhang Monastery en route
Takstang monastery, also called Tiger's Nest is one of the most venerated and famous of Bhutan's monasteries. It is located on the face of a 900m sheer cliff. Today we drive to the trail-head and begin trek to this famous site. Your guide can arrange pony/horse for ride uphill till the Cafeteria, but one must be able to walk after that. A proper trekking boot or good walking shoes is necessary for this hike those who choose not to hike can stay back with the driver and tour around Paro. Enroute to Paro we visit Kyichu Lhakhang Monastery.

Overnight: Hotel in Paro

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 09:  Transfer to Paro Airport 

Today you are in leisure on your own untill your flight time. You will be transferred to Paro airport at your flight time.

Meals: Breakfast

 

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You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.

This tour can be organized all round the year. Please email us for your desired dates.

 

IS THIS NOT WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ? DESIGN YOUR OWN TRIP

You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.

Accommodation

We provide a star hotel accommodation for the entire trip. The hotels offer the facilities of attached bathrooms with hot shower, dining place, a bar and internet service. You can upgrade the accommodation to a five-star hotel for the entire trip for an additional charge.

Food

All the restaurants that we dine at cater for Continental, Chinese, Mexican, American based cuisine with some local influences, always plenty to choose from.

Transportation

We use comfortable and reliable Japanese Toyota SUVs, vans or micro-buses to transport our guests. These light-weight vehicles are navigable in the narrow roads of Nepal. You will have a vehicle, a guide and a licensed driver at your disposal at all times.

Best Season

The best season for this tour is any time of the year except for the rainy months of July and August.

 Nepal Visa & Visa Fee

15 days - US $ 30.00 for 15 days single/multiple entry.
30 days - US $ 50.00 for 30 days single/multiple entry.
90 days - US $ 125.00 for 90 days single/multiple entry.
 
For more information please visit Department of Immigration of Nepal

Weather

Weather depends on the season you are travelling. During the winter months of December, January and February it is cold at night and relatively warm during the daytime, with the temperature ranging from 4°C at night to 22°C. During the summer months of March, April and May, the weather stays prefect as the temperature averages 27°C during the day. From September to December, following the monsoon, the temperature gets cooler and allows for a great time to travel. The average temperature during this season is 20°C.

Vaccination

No vaccinations are compulsory in Nepal, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria, TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also do recommend for a dental check-up prior to travelling and you should know your blood group in case of emergency in your travel

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on your tour, you need to inform to us

Tour Guides

All our tour guides have received 45 days training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Centre in Nepal. The guides also take first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).

Documents for tour

  • Passport that has to be valid for 6 months after you return from your tour (keep a separate photocopy)
  • Flight Tickets
  • Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy
  • Cash and Traveller’s Cheques (Keep numbers and proof of purchase separately)
  • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.

Insurance Coverage

A travel insurance policy that covers medical expenses, evacuation, theft and loss is recommended.

Departure Dates

The tour will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required date.  Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.

Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at 977 9841414582

 

IS THIS NOT WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ? DESIGN YOUR OWN TRIP

You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.

 

Well organized trip. Eve holidays left no stone unturned to provide us the best in all aspect all through the trip. I am glad that I booked through them.

Jensen Petersen