Bhutan & Nepal: Your Way
Your journey provides an ideal introduction to the East Himalayas, without the commitment to trek. We begin in Kathmandu, where we’ll explore the temples and palaces and enjoy the legendary Nepalese hospitality and the fascinating markets.
Then onward to the Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan, where we explore the markets and visit the remote monasteries and forts that reflect the deep cultural heritage that still permeates all strands of modern day life. Taktsang, the Tiger’s Nest, clinging to a sheer mountain ledge 900 metres above the terraced Paro Valley is startlingly scenic with nothing breaking the silence save the fluttering of the prayer flags and the chanting of the monks.
Sample Itinerary at a Glance
Day 2: Explore Bhaktapur, set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Himalaya
Day 3: Fly to Chitwan National Park (Tiger Tops), and enjoy an elephant back safari through the park to view the rhino, Bengal tiger, and elephants
Day 4: Depart on a riverboat safari to explore another facet of the park
Day 5: Fly back to Kathmandu end explore the city at your leisure
Day 6: Fly to Paro, Bhutan, and drive to Thimpu where you will travel to the top of Kuensel Phodrang Hill to see the 50m tall bronze statue of Sakyamuni Buddha
Day 7: Explore the Secretariat building, the Tashichhodzong, including the main Secretariat, the National Assembly Hall, Office of the King, and the Throne Room
Day 8: Take a close look at Bhutanese art forms - weavings, woodcarvings, and thangka paintings
Day 9: Drive to the foot of Taktsang Monastery, the famous Tigers Nest Monastery, situated on a cliff ledge about 800m above the floor of the Paro valley
Day 10: Depart Paro
"Bhutan is a small country with profound diversity."