SCENIC NEPAL AND BHUTAN
CROSS BORDER TOUR
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN THE CITY OF ARTS & ARCHITECTURE- KATHMANDU [1400m]Welcoming the guests is our passion | 29.9oC/3.2oC*|
Embarking on our journey begins from Kathmandu, the city with the remarkable architecture dated back to 16th Century. Our team representative will welcome you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. Our representative will help you to check in to the hotel. You will be welcomed, facilitated and served with a beautiful hotel room. The first arrival day is entirely a break day. In the evening, you can walk around nearby touristic hubs like Thamel and Basantapur Durbar square. Overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 02: SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU |The city of arts and architecture|29.9oC/3.2oC*|
Kathmandu Valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal with a rich artistic and cultural heritage. Kathmandu has been one of the popular destinations for international tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers a wonderful mix of Hinduism and Buddhism. Right after having breakfast we are off to visit one of the greatest Hindu temple- Pashupatinath, two famous Buddhist Temples- the Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa. Overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 03:DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO POKHARA [900m] | Along the view of Trishuli & Marshyangdi rivers| 5-6hrs | |31.8oC/7.8oC*|
After having a breakfast we drive to Pokhara. En route we can see the amazing Trishuli and Marshyangdi rivers flowing down from the mountains, hilly landscapes, beautiful villages and primitive shops. Besides that we can also see the local people working on their paddy fields. Lunch will be served at Manakamana café or Riverside spring Resort. Once we reach Pokhara, we stay in a luxurious hotel at the lake side. In the evening we walk along the bank of Phewa Lake which is the most interesting experience we will ever have. Overnight in Pokhara.
DAY 04: SIGHTSEEING IN POKHARA[900m]Incredibly beautiful Pokhara|31.8oC/7.8oC*|
Pokhara is a globally renowned tourist destination for its natural beauty. After breakfastwe go for a half day city sightseeing. The city is so amazing that wherever we go we see the incredible mountains to the northern side. Moreover, there are lots of other interesting attractions like Devi’s Waterfall, Tibetan Refugee Settlement, Gupteshwor Cave, International Mountain Museum and Bindabasini Temple. Rest of the day is free for personal activities, Bungee/ Paragliding/ Zip flyer etc. We can also unwind and relax to pamper ourself as there are good spas. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
DAY 05: FLY FROM POKHARA TO KATHMANDU | UNESCO SIGHTSEEING & DRIVE TO NAGARKOT
The unique master piece of Newari art & architecture |29.9oC/3.2oC*|
After breakfast we go to airport for a flight to Kathmandu. We can witness amazing hilly landscapes and panoramic view of mountain ranges from the aircraft. Once we arrive Kathmandu we proceed further for local city sightseeing tour covering the ancient Hindu temple of Changu Narayan which is located on a high hilltop that is also known as Changu or Dolagiri. The temple is surrounded by forest with champak tree and a small village, known as ChanguVillage & Bhaktapur Durbar Square which was founded in 889 AD. is 13 km east from Kathmandu. The old palace square of Bhaktapur contains famous “Fifty-five windows palace”. It was the royal palace of Malla kings then. The golden gate in this square is the unique master piece of the Newari art work in the whole of NEPAL. This old square is like an open museum of Hindu temples. The other famous sites are the ancient royal bath, the courtyard of Taleju shrine; the museum of art and history, the pottery square, the majestic Nyatapola temple, the famous Peacock window and the Dattatraya temple .You can feel the mythical air of timelessness in Bhaktapur. Lunch will be served at any specialty restaurant as per the interest of clients. After lunch, we drive to Nagarkot and enjoy the scenic view of valley, sunset and golden Himalayas. Overnight in Nagarkot.
DAY 06 : DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU | TRANSFER TO AIRPORT FOR A FLIGHT TO PARO  | Golden panoramic view of the Himalayas |
We wake up early in the morning to witness the golden panoramic view of the Himalayas including Mt Everest( 8,848 meter) at sunrise if the wheather is favourable. Breakfast and transfer to airport for flight to Paro. Once we arrive at the Paro Airport we will be welcomed in a Bhutanese traditional by NTB representatives. We will be then transferred to our hotel. The representative/ guide will help us to check in. The tour program will be briefed with the significant detailed information about the upcoming tours. After getting refreshed, if time permits, we may visit around the city and know about the day to day life of Bhutanese people. Overnight in Paro.
DAY 07 : PARO SIGHTSEEING | Through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong| & DRIVE TO THIMPHU [2320m] |1-2hrs|
As soon as we are done with breakfast we go and visit the ruined fortress of Drugyeldzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7,320 meters can be seen towering over the Dzong. We proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King JigmeDorjiWangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. We take a short walk downhill to the RinpungDzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Late afternoon we drive 1 & 1/2 hours to Thimphu (54 Kms) which is the capital of Bhutan. Overnight in Thimpu .
DAY 08 : THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING & DRIVE TO WANGDI [1273m] |The magnificent view of Mt. Gangar Punsum | 3hrs |
After having breakfast we move out for Thimphu sightseeing where we visit the Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King JigmeDorjiWangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery and the new Drupthob nunnery temple. In the afternoon we drive for 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass 3,100 meters. On fine weather we will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.GangarPunsum 7,520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. We also visit the Dzong from outside and the market area. Overnight in Wangdi.
DAY 09: VISIT PUNAKHA  & RETURN TO PARO | Fortress built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire |
Right in the morning after breakfast we drive for 45 minutes to Punakha nd visit the PunakhaDzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the PunakhaSerda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. We drive for further 3 hours to Thimphu for lunch and proceed for another 2 hours to Paro via the oldest building in Bhutan, the SimtokhaDzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university. Overnight at hotel in Paro.
DAY 10 : TRANSFER TO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT | FINAL DEPARTURE |To know how satisfied our guests are measured not only by how tight the goodbye hugs are but by staying in touch with us forever |
After having breakfast you will be transferred to International airport for your onward flight to Kathmandu/ Delhi to catch other International flight to your home country. This is the last day of your visit. You can enjoy shopping and buying souvenir to friends and relatives. We will drop you to the airport 3 hrs prior to the departure time. The memories that you have shared with us matter a lot. Waving hands and goodbye hugs are just not enough, we tell our beloved guests to stay in touch with us. This is the way how we feel satisfied by our services.
*Note: The figures shown above are the minimum and maximum temperature in summer and winter respectively | Source: Department of Hydrology & Metrology, Nepal.
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