Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be greeted by our staff who will escort you to the Hotel, where our Sherpa guide or the office staff will give you a brief orientation about the hotel, Kathmandu itself, trekking, and the do's and don’ts of the area. Also, they will go over any other related information that you might require while in Nepal. Evening complementary well come dinner in one of the finest traditional Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu with necessary transfer and overnight at Hotel.
One full day Kathmandu valley sight seeing
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. After your breakfast proceed your full day sight seeing tour to Kathmandu Durbar square visiting, ancient palace, living goddess temple Kumari temple, Hanuman Dhoka and Kastamandap temple. Transfer to Swoyambhunath stupa is also known as the Monkey Temple, further transfer to Pashupatinath temple the holiest shrine of the Hindu people and Boudhnath stupa of Buddhist pilgrimage center and back to hotel, evening briefing about the Bhutan trip with flight ticket and service details. Be ready this evening for tomorrow leaving to Bhutan and overnight at Hotel
Fly Kathmando to Paro
Today, morning we transfer to the intl. airport and fly to Paro. Before arrival at Paro by Druk Air flight offer you great views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Chomolhari, Tsrim gang and Jichu Drake. The moment you step out of the plane you will see the difference. Bhutan welcomes you with cool, clean fresh air. Peace and quietness is just another bonus. ITT representatives will pick up you and escort you to Kichu resort. Afternoon if the time prevails visit the National museum & Rinpung Dzong and overnight at Kichu resort or similar.
Today visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel Dzong 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 7320 meters can be seen towering over the Dzong. 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 Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. We have a short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town and overnight Kichu Resort or similar.
Paro to Thimphu
Drive to Thimphu is 2 hours and will be a pleasant one mainly due to the well maintained road through out Bhutan and upon arrival check into Hotel Druk or River view or similar. PM sightseeing - Visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare "Takin" national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market and overnight at hotel.
Thimphu to Wangduephodrang
AM: visiting the Painting school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers. PM drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula passes 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. Visit the Wangduephodrang Dzong from outside and the market area and overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort or similar.
A day Excursion to Gangtey Gompa
Today we go for day excursion to the Gangtey Gompa valley at an altitude of 2800 meters. The only Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan is located here. This beautiful valley is also home to the rare Black Necked Cranes migrating from the Tibetan plateau to escape the harsh winter. Currently there are 200 to 300 cranes residing in this valley and the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) is taking every measure to ensure the safety of the Cranes. While the cranes reside in the winter valley for 4/5 months the village folks are not allowed to make loud noises or fish in the river that runs through the valley. Explore the fascinating glacier valley and return to the Resort.
Wangduephodrang to Paro
AM: drive 45 minutes to Punakha and visit the Punakha Dzong 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 Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Drive 3 hours to Thimphu for lunch and proceed 2 hours to Paro via visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university and back to Paro for overnight at Kichu Resort or similar.
A day hike to Taktsang Monastery
Today we hike to the view point of Taktsang monastery. Horses can be arranged with an extra payment. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2 /3 hours through villages and pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint mediated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time. Stroll back to Resort and relax at the hotel & overnight stay at Kichu Resort or similar.
Fly from Paro to Kathmandu
Transfer to Paro airport for your departure flight to Kathmandu. Fly to Kathmandu with magic Himalayan scenery and on arrival pick up you and transfer to the Hotel. Afternoon rest and simply relax at the hotel.
Transfer to airport for final departure
Today keep in mind your international flight time, so make sure to keep your confirmed air ticket, departure tax (in local currency), and your passport handy. Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from our amazing country, Nepal.
USD per person based on 1 pax
USD 2883 per person based on 3-6 pax pax
- 3 night's twin sharing accommodation on Kathmandu Guest house/3 star hotel/ 5 star hotel in Kathmandu on Bed and breakfast basis
- First day complementary well-come dinner in one of the finest Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu
- One full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing including tour guide, entry fees and private transportation as per the itinerary
- All local transport by private vehicle as per the itinerary
- 07 night's package on full board, airport transfers in Bhutan
- All other transfer & s/seeing with an English speaking guide as per the program
- Tourism Development Fee
- Entrance fees
- Visa fee
- Kathmandu to Paro to Kathmandu flight ticket
- Airport pick up and drop in Kathmandu and Paro
- Government Tax (13% VAT)
- International flights ticket to and from Kathmandu
- Personal travel and helicopter evacuation insurance (available on request)
- Any additional accommodation not mentioned above, activities or transport not included in the itinerary or before/after the dates specified (available on request)
- Expenses of a personal nature such as alcohol, bottled drinks including bottled water, snacks, laundry, excess baggage fees, phone calls etc
- Tips for guides and crew members or drivers
- Expenses incurred as a result of flight delays, strikes, weather conditions or other events beyond our control or acts of nature
- Anything not included in Service Includes section
Gangtey Valley Tours
This tour of Gangtey valley at 2,800 m is one of the few glacial valleys in Bhutan. It is chosen home of the rare Black Necked Cranes which migrate here in winter from the Tibetan plateau. Gangtey is one of the most beautiful places and the Gangtey Gompa is the only Nyingmapa monastery on the western side of the black mountains.