HIMALAYAN KINGDOMS OF NEPAL & BHUTAN
Duration : 14 Nights & 15 Days
Destination : Delhi - Kathmandu – Poro – Thimpu – Punakha – Wangdue - Bumthang – Thimpu – Paro
Accommodation : Modern hotels / Resorts
Best Time to Visit : March to May and September to December
Journey Type : Group & Private Journey
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to Hotel.
Delhi is the heart of India as well as the capital city. It is a true reflection of Indian culture and customs, its diversity, its people. Immerse yourself in the unmatchable hospitality in this great city which has lot to offer in terms of heritage, arts and architecture.
Today will be your day to acquaint yourself with Delhi, the capital city of India. You will be visiting some of the most visited historical monuments and Imperial buildings with your English speaking guide.
Evening will be your free time to explore the market and street of Delhi on your own. Overnight at Hotel
After early breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Evening will be at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Optional:- you could be the one to see the amazing and snow clad and breathtaking views of Himalayas, the highest mountain in the world from the plane on a mountain flight. After breakfast you will visit some of the historical and important monuments of Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Morning transfer to airport for your flight to Paro, the capital city and the entry point to the kingdom of Bhutan.
You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for overnight.
Paro festival is being held every year at Paro for about 5 days. In 2011 the dates will be from 15 to 19 March.
Today you will visit the Paro Tsechu, the most visited and colourful festival of Bhutan. Overnight at Hotel
Morning visit some of the historical monuments of Paro like monasteries and Paro Dzongs. Later visit Paro Tsechu. Overnight at Hotel
Morning visit to Paro Tsechu. Later drive 1 to 1.5 hrs to Thimpu, the capital city and one of the largest towns of Bhutan.
On arrival check into you hotel.
Afternoon visit Tashichhodzong, or the glorious fortress of religion and the most impressive place. It is the seat of the government and the clergy of Bhutan.
Other places worth visiting are King’s Memorial Chorten, Folk Heritage Museum and the national Textile museum, National Library and the Handicrafts Emporium.
Morning visit Institute of Traditional medicine before heading to Punakha via Wangdue, driving about 6 hrs. The small town with most colourful bazaars and valley views.
On arrival check into your hotel for overnight.
Spend the morning exploring the town and visiting the monuments.
Later drive to Gangtey, park of the “Black Mountain National Park, one of the wildlife reserves of Bhutan. Sheeps and Yaks can be seen around the places.
Bumthang is a place of real artistic treasure as it houses around more than 25 temples, monasteries and museums. Wangdichholing Palace built in 1857 as the royal palace today is the house to many monks.
After the breakfast Visit Jakar Dzong, the largest Dzong in Bhutan. It has a circumference of 1500 metres. Visit the Kurje Lhakhang, Jambay Lhakhang, Tamshing Monastry. Overnight at Hotel
After breakfast drive to Punakha en route visiting Dochula Pass. It a beautiful journey passing through the apple orchards, pine and oak forests. You can also visit Punakha Dzong, teh second largest in Bhutan and houses some secred relics related to Buddhism. On arrival check into your hotel for overnight.
Evening spare some moments to explore the town for some last minute shopping and souvenirs buying. Overnight at Hotel
Today you will be transferred to Paro airport for your flight to onward destination. I am sure you will taking along memories which will linger in your minds for long time.