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Bhutan & Nepal: Heart of the Himalaya 2018

Discover Bhutan and Nepal, two Himalayan countries little touched by the passage of time, and view stunning “Tiger’s Nest” Monastery, stroll through Kathmandu’s bazaar and attend a spirited debate between Buddhist nuns.

A&K Advantages Discover the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Bhutan and Nepal on this journey through the heart of the Himalaya Feel the spirit of Bhutan on a pilgrimage hike to the revered “Tiger’s Nest” Monastery, perched high on a sheer rock face Learn about the traditions and age-old methods of local farmers on a visit to a farmhouse Enjoy a lesson in Nepalese cuisine during a Chef’s Table event in the home of a local resident Witness a debate among nuns at the Kopan Nunnery, an unforgettable, age-old tradition Ride Like a Local when you travel by rickshaw to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Taleju Temple

PRECIO POR PERSONA EN BASE DBL

Limited to 16 guests           US$ 7,395

 

Bhutan & Nepal: Heart of the Himalaya

Journey Details

  • Internal Air: Economy class from $1,325
  • (Bangkok/Paro/Kathmandu/Bangkok)
  • This journey contains some active elements. Minimum age is 10 years.
  • First group event: flight from Bangkok to Paro at 7:00 a.m. on Day 2.
  • Last group event: return flight from Kathmandu to Bangkok arriving at 6:30 p.m. on Day 10.
  • Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.
  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Internal and international air not included
1

DAY 1 ARRIVE BANGKOK, THAILAND

Arrive in Bangkok, where you are met and transferred to your airport hotel.

2

DAY 2 PARO, BHUTAN/THIMPHU | WELCOME TO BHUTAN

Fly to Paro and receive a tashi khadda (traditional welcome). Transfer to Thimphu and visit the National Memorial Chorten. Later, see the Tashichho Dzong Fortress, a 13th-century Buddhist monastery and fort, and then gather for your welcome dinner.
Taj Tashi | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

3

DAY 3 THIMPHU | FINE WEAVERS AT WORK

Visit the Folk Heritage and National Textile museums and view Buddhist literature at the National Library.
Taj Tashi | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

4

DAY 4 PUNAKHA | THE DIVINE MADMAN

Drive over the Dochula Pass, seeing the colorful prayer flags en route to Punakha. Stop at Punakha Dzong, continuing to the Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of the Divine Madman). Return to Thimphu for dinner.
Taj Tashi | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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DAY 5 PARO | MONASTERIES, RIVERS & RELICS

Journey overland to Paro, stopping en route in Chuzom. Continue to Paro and view the religious thankga (scroll) paintings and the natural history collection at the National Museum. Continue to Rinpung Dzong, a monastery and fortress along a mountain river. Then, visit local farmers at their farmhouse to better understand their traditional way of life.
Zhiwa Ling Hotel | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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DAY 6 PARO | ASCENT TO THE TIGER’S NEST

This morning, you may choose to attempt the climb to Taktsang Monastery (“Tiger’s Nest”). This hike is intentionally difficult, intended as an arduous pilgrimage for Buddhist devotees. Later, visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s most sacred shrines.
Zhiwa Ling Hotel | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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DAY 7 KATHMANDU, NEPAL | HISTORIC DURBAR SQUARE

Fly to Kathmandu. Ride by rickshaw to Kathmandu Durbar Square and Taleju Temple, see the House of the Living Goddess (Kumari) and stroll through the bazaar and old city. Enjoy a lecture by a Mount Everest summiter in the evening.
Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

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DAY 8 KATHMANDU | LESSON IN NEPALESE CUISINE

This morning, travel to Kirtipur and visit the temple of Adinath, the Chilamcho Stupa and the temple of Bagh Bhairav. Attend a Nepalese cooking class in a local home. Then, visit Patan City, the Golden Temple and Krishna Mandir. In the evening, visit Kopan Nunnery to witness a spirited debate among nuns.
Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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DAY 9 KATHMANDU | HINDU TEMPLES & BUDDHIST STUPAS

This morning, proceed to Bhaktapur, a ninth-century town in the Kathmandu Valley. Then, visit Pashupatinath Temple, a cremation site for the Hindus. Continue to Boudhanath, home to one the world’s largest Buddhist shrines. Tonight, gather for your farewell dinner and toast your unforgettable time in the Himalaya.
Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

10-11

DAYS 10–11 DEPART BANGKOK

On Day 10, either fly to Lhasa to begin your post-tour extension or fly to Bangkok, where you enjoy the use of an executive room, available through Day 11, when you depart on your international flight home.
Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel | Meals: Breakfast