TOUCH OF HIMALAYAS (9D8N)

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

NEPAL:

• Durbar Square
• Pasupatinath Temple
• Budnathstupa
• Nagarkot
• Bhadgaon
• Nyatapola Temple
• Bungmati and Khokana
• Shree Rudrayani Temple
• Ganesh Temple
• Machhindranath Temple
• Thamel

BHUTAN:

• Trashichhodzong
• National Library
• Painting School
• Traditional Medicine Institute
• Textile and Folk Heritage Museum
• Handicrafts Emporium
• Memorial Chorten
• Punakha Dzong
• KhamsumYulley Namgyal Chorten
• Dzong and Local Market
• Ta Dzong
• Rinpung Dzong
• Drukgyel Dozng (photo stop)
• Bhutanese Farm House
• KyichuLhakhang

ITINERARY

  1. Day 1

  2. KATHMANDU ARRIVAL(–/–/–)

  3. Upon arrival at Kathmandu meet and greet then transfer to your hotel and check-in. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  1. Day 2

  2. KATHMANDU — PARO(B/L/D)

  3. After breakfast inside the hotel, transfer to Kathmandu airport to board flight for Paro. Meet upon arrival at Paro airport, later depart by surface to Thimpu. Lunch and Dinner will be served at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

  1. Day 3

  2. THIMPU — PUNAKHA(B/L/D)

  3. After Breakfast at the hotel, Visit TrashichhodzongNational LibraryPainting SchoolTraditional Medicine Institute and Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, Handicrafts EmporiumMemorial Chorten. In the afternoon, drive to Punakha across Dochula Pass. Overnight at the hotel.

  1. Day 4

  2. PUNAKHA — WANGDUEPHODRANG —PARO(B/L/D)

  3. After breakfast at the hotel, visit PunakhaDzong and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. Then drive to Wangdiphodrang visit Dzong and Local Market. Enroute stop at Dochula pass, Simtokha Dzong. Lunch and Dinner will be served at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

  1. Day 5

  2. PARO(B/L/D)

  3. After breakfast at the hotel, visit Ta Dzong, Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung DzongDrukgyel Dozng, Bhutanese Farm House. Enroute visit Kyichu Lhakhang. Lunch and Dinner will be served at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

  1. Day 6

  2. PARO- KATHMANDU(B/L/D)

  3. After breakfast transfer to Paro airport to board flight for Kathmandu, meet upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport proceed with your City tour visiting Durbar SquarePasupatinath Temple and Budnathstupa. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

  1. Day 7

  2. KATHMANDU — NAGARKOT(B/L/D)

  3. After breakfast depart by surface for Nagarkot. Upon arrival check-in at hotel. Then walk around Nagarkot. Nagarkot is situated about 32 km east of Kathamandu, is one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur district and is renowned for its spectacular sunrise view of the Himalaya when the weather is clear. Nagarkot is located between Kathmandu valley in the west and Indrawati in the east. The top of Nagarkot commands accelerating views in all direction. With an elevation of 2229 meters, Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the valley and is described by visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round. For anyone who wants to have an adventure without exerting much effort, a hike to Nagarkot’s surrounding areas would be a good option. One can traverse short distance on trekking trails andcome close to nature’s wonders such as the outer of verdant forests, flower-covered meadows etc. Evening view of Sunset (If Weather permits). Lunch and Dinner will be served at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

  1. Day 8

  2. NAGARKOT — KATHMANDU(B/L/D)

  3. After breakfastdrive to Kathmandu. On arrival check-in at hotel followed by tour at Bhadgaon. Bhadgaon: Also known as Bhaktapur meaning the city of devotees, this place is the home of medieval art and architecture. Lying 14 km east of Kathmandu city, this place was founded in the 9th century and is shaped like a conch shell. The city is at the height of 4600 ft above sea level. Pottery and weaving are its major traditional industries. In Bhadgaon you will visit the Durbar Square with its array of temples overlooked by the Palace of 55 windows built by King Bhupatindra Malla. The Nyatapola Temple also built by King Bhupatindra Malla, is the best example of Pagoda style and stands of five terraces on each of which stands a pair of figures two famous strong men, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and two goddesses. Lunch and Dinner will be served at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

  1. Day 9

  2. KATHMANDU— DEPARTURE(B/–/–)

  3. After breakfast proceed to Bungmati & Khokana. The twin villages of Bungmati & Khokana date from the 16th century and are located south of Kathmandu, down a rutty road dotted with Chaityas. Khokana is a small village in which traditional craftsmanship still takes an important role. Villagers can often be seen spinning, winnowing and crushing mustard seeds. Especially the latter is what Khokana is most famous for, it’s mustard oil. The village has a broad street leading into its centre. On the left side the three storeys Shree Rudrayani temple can be seen. After exploring Khokana we will walk to Bungmati. This is an approximately 20 minute’s walk through on the road dividing the agricultural land. Bungmati, just like Khokana, is a Newari village where traditional life still can be seen. The village houses the typical Newari buildings and has an interesting main square where one can view the Ganesh Temple and the Machhindranath TempleThamel, situated at the heart of the city, is a tourist hub and a favorite hang out place for Nepali youths. Transfer to Airport for your onward flight. 

 

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