- 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches & 12 dinners
- International flights and current taxes
- Domestic transportation
- 3 star plus – 4 star accommodation
- Touring with guides and entrance fees
- Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders
DAYS 1-2: FLY OVERNIGHT TO KATHMANDU
Fly overnight to Kathmandu, Nepal’s lively capital city. Upon arrival transfer to the hillstation of Nagarkot where the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
DAY 3: VILLAGE WALK AND COOKING CLASS
Wake early to watch the sun rise over spectacular Himalayan landscapes as you stroll around Nagarkot. The village boasts many walking trails with spectacular views and is also home to flights of butterflies. Later, travel to the neighbouring village of Bastola to meet the local people and take a traditional cooking class.
DAY 4: EXPLORE BHAKTAPUR
Return to Kathmandu, stopping en route at Bhaktapur, a wonderfully preserved and atmospheric medieval city. Visit the home of a Newari family before wandering to Durbar Square to admire the beautiful architecture. Finally, head to Potters’ Square to visit a ceramics workshop and learn traditional pottery skills from a master potter.
DAY 5: EXPLORE KATHMANDU
As well as being the capital, Kathmandu is Nepal’s hub of culture and artistic heritage and a monument to the medieval era. Visit Swayambhunath Temple before driving out to Patan to explore its grand Royal Palace and Durbar Square.
DAY 6: BOUDHANATH STUPA
Head to the iconic Boudhanath this morning. This huge stupa has dominated Kathmandu’s skyline for centuries, its great Buddha eyes surveying the city below. Whilst here, experience a special Lama blessing from the local Tibetan Buddhist monks. Finish the day at Pashupatinath Temple.
DAY 7: INTO BHUTAN
Transfer to the airport this morning and fly into the fascinating kingdom of Bhutan. On arrival in Paro, transfer to Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital.
DAY 8: DISCOVER THIMPHU
The centre of government, religion and commerce in Bhutan, Thimphu is located in a valley with the Wang Chhu River running through the centre of town. Despite being the busiest town in Bhutan it remains the only capital in the world without traffic lights! Explore the city today with time at the National Library, Institute for Zorig Chusum, the Handicrafts Emporium and Folk Heritage Museum, Textile Museum and Trashi Chhoe Dzong.
DAY 9: RURAL BHUTAN
Depart Thimphu and travel into the countryside. On arrival at the village of Punakha visit Punakha Dzong before hiking through the paddy fields and local villages to Chimi Lhakhang, a temple of fertility.
DAY 10: EXPLORE PUNAKHA
This morning visit the magnificent temple complex at Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery, before appreciating the incredible views from Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, said to have been built to promote peace, stability and harmony in the changing world.
DAY 11: TRAVEL TO PARO
Drive to Paro, stopping en route at the Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the kingdom. Paro is surrounded by some of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries and today you’ll visit Ta Dzong and Rinpung Dzong.
DAY 12: TIGER’S NEST MONASTERY
(Tiger’s Nest) is Bhutan’s most famous monastery, perched on the side of a cliff 900 metres above the Paro Valley. It can only be reached by a moderately challenging hike along a woodland trail – the views along the way are the perfect distraction! Returning to Paro, visit Kyichu Lhakhang.
DAY 13: FLY TO KATHMANDU
Fly back to Kathmandu. Take a rickshaw ride through the bustling streets around Thamel’s market before sitting down to a delicious farewell meal of traditional food and a Nepalese folk music and dance performance.
DAY 14: FLY KATHMANDU TO UK
Transfer to Kathmandu airport for your flight .
NEPAL & BHUTAN ADVENTURE
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Best Time To Travel
Note: Temperatures in Nepal vary significantly by altitude. The terai lowlands around Chitwan National Park are much warmer and similar in climate to North India
Winter has cold days and very cold nights, but excellent views of Himalayas.
Summer Summer brings mild to hot daytime temperatures. The rain arrives in late Jun and lasts until early Sep which may disrupt travel in remote areas, damaging roads and trails.
Spring has increasingly mild days and cool nights, a popular time for trekking. Mountains sometimes obscured by haze or cloud.
Autumn is characterised by beautiful mild clear days and cold nights, also a popular walking/trekking season, a great time to visit.