Reserved transportation by Jeep or Bus from Jomsom – Muktinath - Jomsom
Regular schedule tourist bus from Chitwan to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu (lunch included).
Road transportation for sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private A/C vehicle.
All Airport pick-up and drop by private A/C vehicle
Entry fees in historical and religious sites in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Entry fees in historical and religious sites in Kathmandu and Pokhara
National Park Permit fee wherever needed.
Experienced, English Speaking, license holder city tour for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Experienced, English Speaking, license holder guide for the entire tour.
Jungle Safaris and sightseeing programme designed by the respective hotel in Chitwan National Park.
Welcome dinner in one of the finest traditional Nepalese restaurants with cultural dance shows.
02 nights’ Twin/Double sharing accommodation in Ramada Valley Hotel in Thimpu with BB meal plan
01 night’s Twin/Double sharing accommodation in RKPO Green Resort in Punakha with BB meal plan
01 night’s Twin/Double Sharing accommodation in Gyangtey Lodge (5 Star) in Gyangtey with BB meal plan
02 night’s Twin/Double sharing accommodation in Naksel Resort in Paro in BB meal plan
Lunch and Dinner in Local Tourist Standard Restaurants.
Experienced English Speaking Tour Guide licensed by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
Private transport within Bhutan (Toyota coach / Tucson / Santafe / Land cruiser / Prado) as per itinerary.
Museum & Monuments entrance fee.
Bottled water during the tour.
Government Tax(USD 65 per person per night)
Tourism Development Fund(USD 10 per person)
Visa Fee(USD 40 per person)
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Personal Insurance fee.
Medical expenses during tour.
Emergency Rescue evacuation charge.
Gratuities, bar bills, telephone bills, personal expenses, and laundry.
Expenses for the services which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
Extra expenses because of natural calamities and political strikes.
International flight fares.
Tips for the guide and driver.
Detailed day by day itinerary
DAY 01: ARRIVL IN KATHMANDU (1336M) AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL
YOn arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted and received by our staff at the immigration department, who will escort you to Hotel Yak & Yeti. Hotel Yak & Yeti is located approx. 5 km south-west of the airport that can be reached by 20 minutes driving. In the hotel you will be introduced with your guide and the office staff will also brief you about the following programmes. They will also review any additional information that you might require while in Nepal, including an overview of the next day's sightseeing tour. In the evening, you will enjoy a complimentary welcome dinner at one of the finest traditional Nepalese restaurants in Kathmandu, with the necessary transfer to and from the hotel by taxi, bus. Overnight in Hotel Yak & Yeti.
DAY 02: SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU
After your breakfast, you will precede to Kathmandu Durbar Square, where you will tour the ancient palace, the temple of the Kumari, the living goddess of Nepal, Hanuman Dhoka, and Kasthamandav Temple with a guide knowledgeable about Nepalese history, architecture, and religion. From there, you will proceed by taxi, bus to the Buddhist site, Swoyambhunath Stupa, also known as the "Monkey Temple" because of its lively troops of resident monkeys. It is believed to be the oldest temple in Nepal. From Swoyambhunath, you will process to visit Bouthanath, the biggest stupa in Nepal which is believed to be built by a widow woman and her four sons in Lichchhabi Era. You can enjoy lunch in one of the roof top restaurants at Boudhanath. You will then visit Pashupatinath Temple, the biggest and holiest shrine for Hindus, situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River, a popular cremation site. From Pashupatinath, you will drive to your hotel. Overnight in Hotel Yak & Yeti.
DAY 03: KATHMANDU TO CHITWAN (150M)
Air Distance : 99 km
Land Distance : 160 km
Today you will fly to Chitwan, the best preserved conservation area in Asia and the most visited National Park by tourists in Nepal which is enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. You will be picked up by a private vehicle and transferred to Kathmandu Domestic Airport one hour before your flight time. After 25 minutes smooth flight you will land at Bharatpur Airport at an elevation of 150m. A pick up vehicle sent by the Kasara Resort will be waiting at Bharatpur Airport. After 30 – 45 minutes drive from the airport, you will reach at Kasara Resort.
Lunch will be served at 01:00 pm in the hotel, then you will guided to do village walk OR any suitable programme designed by Kasara Resort. In the evening you will be entertained by Tharu Cultural Dance performance. Overnight stay in Kasara Resort
DAY 04: SIGHTSEEING IN CHITWAN
5:30 AM: Bird Watching: Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee and proceeds for bird watching. Out of 519 species of the birds we have recorded 276 species in our area. Our guides will help you to identify some of the species of these birds.
8:30 AM: Breakfast at the resort.
9:30 AM: Elephant briefing/Bathing programme: Learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stables. (Note: Elephant bathing is done during summer season as elephant loves to bathe in the river willingly. Elephants are not forced to take bath during the cold season/day).
1:00 PM: Lunch at the dining hall
3:30 PM: Jeep Safari & Canoeing (subject to weather conditions): Drive by Land Rover to the head quarter of The Chitwan National Park to see the Gharial (Alligator) hatchery project, founded by Frankfurt Zoological Society. After a short briefing about the project & visit, drive to the oxbow lakes (Lami Tal & Tamar Tal) by Land Rover through dense sal forest to encounter various plants and other wildlife.
Drive down to the Rapti river at canoeing put in point. Start canoeing in a traditional dug-out canoe which takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view aquatic birds, crocodiles and the animals of the river banks. Overnight at Kasara Resort **Note: This is the standard sightseeing programme in Chitwan provided by all the hotels and resorts. But, you can still choose the programmes you like and leave the programmes that you do not like.
DAY 05: CHITWAN TO POKHARA (827M)
Air Distance : 83 km
Land Distance : 135 km
Travel Distance : 4 – 5 hours (by bus)
After having breakfast in the hotel, you will drive to Pokhara by private Jeep/Vehicle . It takes 4 – 5 hours drive to reach Pokhara. Pokhara is the most beautiful city in Nepal and one of the 10 most beautiful cities in the world. Once you reach in Pokhara you will check-in in Temple Tree Resort. Rest of the day you can visit around Lake Side or relax in the hotel or you can rent cycle and ride around the town OR you can boat on Phewa Lake. Overnight stay in Temple Tree Resort
DAY 06: SIGHTSEEING IN POKHARA
Travel Distance : 4 – 5 hours (by bus)
Early in the morning, you will drive to Sarangkot which is situated at 1592 meters to see morning sun rise view. (Note: Please, take some warm clothes). From Sarangkot, you can have a perfect view of Mt. Annapurna Range, Mt. Dhaulagiri Range, Mt. Fishtail. Mardi Himal, Lamjung Himal, Himchuli and Pokhara Valley. After spending some time, you will return to the hotel and have breakfast. After having breakfast, you will drive to visit Mahendra Cave and Bat Cave located at 8 km north of Pokhara. You will return to Lake Side for lunch. Then, by crossing Phewa Lake on boat, you will walk uphill for 2 hours to get to World Peace Buddhist Stupa built by Japanese. The Stupa is not only valued for its religious significance but also for the mountain views it provides. You can have good views of Fishtail, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Mountain Range, Mardi Himal, Lamjung HImal and other mountain ranges. It is the best spot to see the best view of Pokhara valley along with Phewa Lake. If the weather is clear and the water in the lake is calm you will see beautiful reflection of those snow-capped mountains in the lake. From the Stupta you will drive back to Pokhara. On the way back, you will visit Devis Fall and Gupteswor Cave.
***You can go to visit International Mountain Museum operated by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) as an alternative to yellow highlighted section above. Overnight stay at Temple Tree Resort
DAY 07: FLY TO JOMSOM (2720M) AND DRIVE TO MUKTINATH (3710M)
After an early breakfast, you will transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Jomsom. It is quite a scenic flight of only 20 minutes and Jomsom the district headquarter of Mustang. It is also a major village on the Kali Gandaki area linking the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. It is usually very windy in the afternoon in this valley. After having lunch at Jomsom, you will drive to Muktinath, one of the holiest places for both Buddhists and Hindus. Temple of Lord Shiva, 108 water taps and natural flames are the most important things to viist in Muktinath. Overnight at Lodge/Teahouse
DAY 08: DRIVE TO JOMSOM
You can visit Muktinath after breakfast if you want to visit again. After lunch you will drive to Jomsom following the same routes. Overnight at Tea house/Lodge
DAY 09: FLY TO POKHARA
You will be informed by the hotel staffs about the condition of your flight. The flights can easily be diverted or cancelled if the weather is not favourable. After 25 minutes scenic flight, you will land in Pokhara. There is no pre planned programme. So, you can go to visit the city on your own. You can also hire cycle and ride around the lake or in the city.. Overnight in Temple Tree Resort
DAY 10: DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
You will drive to Kathmandu at 07:30 am by regular schedule luxury tourist bus. The road goes straight passing terrace paddy fields with some houses and green forests for the first 2 hours. Then, the road follows the bank of Marsyandi River. The bus stops for lunch at one of the river side resorts. The road leaves the river climbs little up just before entering Kathmandu. Overnight stay at Hotel Yak & Yeti
DAY 11: SIGHTSEEING IN BHAKTAPUR AND PATAN DURBAR SQUARES
After having breakfast, you will drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square which lies 13 km east of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of the three durbar squares in Kathmandu Valley which is popular for its medieval arts. It is city of devotees and medieval architecture. Bhaktapur Durbar Square was the capital city of Nepal until 15th Century during the reign of Malla rulers. After then, you will drive to visit Patan Durbar Square which is one of the three durbar squares in Kathmandu Valley which is best known for mesmerizing unique architecture. Located at 5 km south of Kathmandu it is the oldest among the three durbar squares which is believed to be established in 3rd Century B.C. by Kirat Dynasty. Later it was expanded by Lichhavis and Mallas during their reign. It is also believed to be the oldest Buddhist city in the world. It was listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1979. As you explore Patan Durbar Square, Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple and many other places of Patan, you feel as if Patan has been unveiled before you as an open museum showcasing intricately carved windows, intrinsic roof struts, statues of gods and goddesses, temples designed in pagoda style with erotic carvings and repoussé metalwork facades and many other exquisite facets. You will also get to see handicraft centre in Patan. Overnight stay at Hotel Yak & Yeti
DAY 12: FLY TO BHUTAN – ARRIVAL AT PARO – DRIVE TO THIMPU
You will be dropped to Kathmandu International Airport 3 hours before flight time.
After arriving & visa formalities and collection of baggage, you will be welcomed by our tour representative who will be your tour guide during your entire trip in Bhutan. Check into your hotel in Thimphu. Free until lunch time for some rest from early morning flight, refreshment and lunch. Afternoon, you will have a choice to visit The Tashichho Dzong which is a Buddhist monastery cum fortress at the northern edge of Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan. The original Thimphu Dzong (the Dho-Ngyen Dzong) is said to have been constructed in 1216 by Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa.The National Memorial was built by Bhutan's third king, H.M. Jigme Dorji Wangchuck who is also known as the "father of modern Bhutan." The National Memorial Chorten was gifted to the nation on 28 July, 1974. Overnight stay at Ramada Valley
DAY 13: SIGHTSEEING IN THIMPU
Today after breakfast, we will drive to Thimphu and visit:The Changangkha Lhakhang temple is a early medieval Buddhist temple in the capital city Thimphu. The temple is situated on a ridge overlooking the city, near Mohitang on the outskirts of Thimphu. The temple is the oldest temple in Thimphu and was constructed by Lama Phajo Drukgom Zhigpo in the 12 century AD. The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory is a small paper factory located in Thimphu that produces paper using traditional Bhutanese methods. The paper products produced at the factory are made from Daphne or Mulberry plant bark. After lunch, you will have presentation by GNH Secretariat Officials for 1-2 hours and later stroll around the town. Overnight stay at Ramada Valley
DAY 14: THIMPU TO PUNAKHA
Post early breakfast, you will drive towards Punakha via Dochula Pass. We will stop over for tea at Dochula (3,100 m), where on a sunny day; you can get stunning views of the Himalayan ranges. The Chimi Lhakang or the Chimel Lhakang is a Bhuddhist monastery located in the Punakha District of Bhutan. The monastery stands on a small hill close to the village of Lobesa and was constructed in 1499 by Ngawang Choegyel, the 14thDrukpaheirarch. Overnight stay RKPO Green Resort
DAY 15: PUNAKHA TO GANGTEY
Post early breakfast, you will visit The Punakha Dzong or the Pungtang Dechen Phortang Dzong is located at the confluence of the Mo Chhu and the Po Chhu River, combine to form the Puna Tsang Chu which in turn is a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra River. The Dzong was constructed by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal Wangchuck in 1638. Later, drive to Gangtey and visit The Gangtey Monastery is an important monastery / temple associate with the Nyingmapa school of Buddhism. The Monastery is Located in the Wandue Phodrang Dzongkhag in central Bhutan. The monastery was established in 1613 by Peling Gyalse Rinpoche, the grandson of Trenton Pema Lingpa the great treasurer discoverer. While visiting the Phobjikha Valley, one must take time out to visit the Black Necked Crane Information Centre, the centre is located at the edge of the main forest are along the road and can be easily accessed. The centre has an observation deck that is equipped with a high power telescope that gives visitors a chance to spot some cranes. The Information Center has a display that offers an insight in to the natural and cultural history of the valley. Overnight stay at Gyangtey Lodge (5 Star Hotel)
DAY 16: GANGTEY TO PARO
After early morning breakfast, we will be driven towards Paro and visit, The Paro Dzong is probably Bhutan's best known and most iconic Dzong.. The Rinpung Dzong's names translate to the “Fortress on a heap of Jewels ". The fortress was constructed in 1644 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal on the foundations of an ancient monastery. The National Museum of Bhutan is housed inside the six storied circular Ta Dzong. The Ta Dzong is a medieval watch tower situated above the Rimpung Dzong. The Ta Dzong was constructed in 1656. In evening we will visit local market of Paro Overnight stay at Naksel Resort
DAY 17: SIGHTSEEING IN PARO
After early morning breakfast, we will take you for a morning hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. Hanging precariously and magically from a rather steep cliff, the Taktshang monastery is a monument of genuine pride for the Bhutanese nation. It defies architectural principles to the core and amazes tourists from around the world. It is a sight to behold. Later after the hike, we will visit; The Jowo Temple of Kyichu is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. The temple was built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th Century AD. The National Handcrafts Emporiumis a state run Handicrafts showroom in 4 different cities of Bhutan. The emporium is run by the National Woman’s Association of Bhutan as a Non-Government Organization that is run under the royal supervision of Her Royal Highness Azhi Sonam Choden Wangchuk. Overnight stay at Naksel Resort
DAY 18: FLY TO KATHMANDU – ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
In the morning after early breakfast we will see you off at the Paro Airport for your onward destinations.
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be picked up by our office representative and escort you to Hotel Yak & Yeti. Overnight stay at Hotel Yak & Yeti
DAY 19: FINAL DEPARTURE
Keep the departure time of international flight in mind, and make sure to keep your confirmed air ticket and passport handy!
Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from beautiful Nepal.