Paro - Thimphu - trongsa - Punakha - Kathmandu - Chitwan
Bhutan–Nepal relations refer to the bilateral relations between the Bhutan and Nepal. Relations were formally established in 1983. The two Himalayan countries are both landlocked, separated only by the Indian state of Sikkim. Both countries are bordered by India and the People's Republic of China.
Day 1: Arrive Paro - Thimphu
You arrive at the Paro Airport. After the traditional Swagat (Welcome) ceremony with garland,
our representative would assist your way from the airport to your respective hotel for check-in.
The flight to Bhutan takes you over the great Himalayas, offering the scintillating scenery of the
world highest glacial peaks. As you enter Paro valley, you will see the silvery Pa Chu (Paro
River) meandering down the valley, the Paro Dzong (fortress) Ta Dzong (watch tower). On
arrival you will be received by our representative & will be transferred to Thimphu, the modern
capital town of Bhutan. In the evening you can take a stroll around town’s main street.
Day 2: Thimphu
Today will be a full Day sightseeing in Thimphu valley, visiting National Library it holds a vast
collection of ancient Buddhist texts, manuscripts,
modern academic books printing blocks for prayer
flags. Painting School famous for traditional Thangkha
paintings. Traditional Medicine Institute the rich herbal
medicines abundant in Kingdom is prepared here.
Institute also imparts the art of herbal medicines to
would be practitioner. Memorial Chorten the beautiful
stupa built in the memory of Bhutan 3 rd King. Paintings statues inside the monument provide a deep insight
into Buddhist philosophy. Trashichhodzong the
beautiful fortress/monastery which houses Secretariat
building, King Throne room other government&
offices. Its also summer residence of Chief Abbot. Handicrafts Emporium it displays wide
assortment of beautifully hand-woven crafted products. Overnight Hotel- Thimphu (B, L, D)
Day 3: Thimphu – Trong sa
After an early breakfast, drive to Dochula Pass (3080m). If weather permits, you can see a
range of high Himalayan peaks towards the north-east.
Following peaks can be seen from this Pass, on a clear
Day Masagang (7158m), Tsendagang (6960m),
Terigang (7060m), Jejegangphugang (7158m),
Kangphugang (7170m), Zongphugang (7060m), table
mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana
finally Gangkar Punsum, highest peak in Bhutan at
7,497m. Later drive onwards arriving
Wangdiphodrang town for lunch. Descent from
Dochula into Wangdiphodrang valley is quite long as
the altitude difference is 1,700 meters.
Day 4: Trongsa - Punakha
After breakfast walk by Trongsa Dzong built by Shabdrung in year 1647 visit the Ta Dzong
(watch tower), dedicated to Buddhist epic hero, King Gesar of Ling. After Lunch drive to
Punakha, en route visiting 17th century majestic Wangdi Dzong followed by visit to local
- market. The district of Wangdiphodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate stone
carvings. Overnight Hotel- Punakha. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Punakha- Paro
Morning visit to Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. It was
the capital of Bhutan until 1955, still serves as the
winter residence of the monk community. The first King,
Ugyen Wangchuck was crowned here in 1907. The
fortress has withstood several damages from fire,
earthquake flood. The latest flood of October 1994
caused great damage to the fortress but miraculously
spared the statue of Buddha Jojampa. After lunch,
proceed to Paro en route visit traditional Bhutanese
farm house which offers good insight into lifestyle of
local people & their culture. On arrival in Paro, check into
the hotel. Overnight Hotel- Paro (B, L,D)
Day 6: Paro
Today will be a full Day sightseeing in Paro valley including visit to Ta Dzong, National
Museum which in the past served as watch tower for the Paro
Dzong. Then walk down the trail to visit Paro Dzong (Rinpung
Dzong) built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang. After lunch drive
to Drukgeyl Dzong, built in 1647 by Shabdrung to
commemorate Bhutanese victory in war in 1644 over Tibetans.
Also en route visit to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest
most sacred shrines of the Kingdom Overnight Hotel- Paro
(B, L, D)
Day 7: Paro – Kathmandu
After breakfast on time transfer to the airport to board the flight for Kathmandu. You arrive in
Kathmandu by International flight. After a traditional Swagat (Welcome) our representative
would assist you at the airport to our hotel for check-in. Rest of the Day at leisure. Overnight
Hotel- Kathmandu (B)
Day 8: Kathmandu
After breakfast, we leave at 0900 hrs for a full Day city tour of Kathmandu. We visit
Pashupatinath Temple, the most sacred Hindu shrine & one of
the most important sites in the world for Shiva worshipers
since Pashupatinath is the guardian spirit & holiest of all
Shiva shrines in Nepal. It’s followed by Boudhnath Stupa, the
largest stupa in the valley. It looms 36 meters tall presents
one of the most fascinating specimen of stupa design. Then we
visit Swambhunath stupa, which watches over the valley from
the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one
of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal. Its establishment is
linked to creation of Kathmandu valley out of a primordial lake.
Day 9: Kathmandu – Chitwan
Morning drive to Royal Chitwan National Park, one of Nepal largest forest regions with a wide
range of wildlife. On arrival we assist you to check in at our
Hotel. In the afternoon enjoy the game viewing in jungle.
Overnight Hotel- Chitwan (B, D)
Day 10: Chitwan
Early morning Afternoon jungle safari to catch a glimpse of
the one horned Rhinoceros, several species of Deer, Sloth
Bear, Leopards, Wild Boar, Fresh Water Dolphins, Crocodiles
and about 350 species of birds, and not to forget, the
exclusive Royal Bengal Tiger. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight Hotel- Chitwan (B, L, D)
Day 11: Chitwan - Pokhara
Morning drive to Pokhara, known as the valley city of Nepal, located 200 kms from Kathmandu.
It& a blend of rich farmlands, forested hills and half a dozen lakes (famous Phewa Tal Lake). On
arrival we assist you to check in at our Hotel followed by a leisurely evening and overnight stay.
Overnight Hotel- Pokhara (B)
Day 12: Pokhra
Post breakfast half day sightseeing of Pokhara valley, the 124 square km spectacle at an average
altitude of 900m. It cut by the Seti Gandaki river, one of the seven Gandaki Rivers that bisects
the central hills. The excellent soils make the valley a verdant nursery with the widest assortment
of flowers. From here one can view Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhare peaks. For
everyone, Pokhara is a wonderful relaxing place. Overnight Hotel- Pokhara (B)
Day 13: Pokhra - Kathmandu
Post breakfast drive to Kathmandu, upon arrival check in at our hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight
Hotel- Kathmandu (B)
Day 14: Kathmandu departure
Today we transfer you to the airport to board flight for your onward destination.
Inclusions / Exclusions
Tour price includes:
Accommodation with Breakfast.
Airport / Station transfers on Seat In Coach basis.
Sightseeing on Seat in Coach basis.
Tour price does not include:
Bhutan charges, International Airfare, Airport taxes, Travel insurance.
Cost granted by the Reserve Bank of India under the Basic Travel Quota scheme.
Any increase in the rate of exchange, surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
Any additional tickets for excursions to travel by rail, boat and cable cars for other mountains.
Meals & Excursions other than mentioned above.
Porterage, tips, insurance, laundry, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, optional tours and all items of personal nature and also food & drinks not forming part of the group menus.
Anything not specifically mentioned in Tour Price Includes box.