9 Days Nepal Bhutan CulturalTour

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9 Days NepalBhutan Cultural Tour explores the cultural marvel in the Himalayan nations ofNepal and Bhutan. Nepal is a magnificent blend of cultural diversity andHimalayan majesty. Kathmandu and Pokhara, both the cities offer a unique takeinto the tour of the heritage of the country. Similarly, Bhutan takes pride inits way of life rooted deep in Buddhism. The majestic Dzongs spread throughoutshowcase their unique culture while the monasteries affirm their religiouspractices.

This 9-day Nepal Bhutan cultural tour kicks off in the city of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Here, we make rounds around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites spread around Kathmandu Valley. Taking some time off from the buzzing city, we also tour the ancient city of Bhaktapur and the cultural city of Patan where art and architecture offers. Heading to Pokhara the next day the journey takes us the right to the lap of the Himalayas. Here, we indulge in a pleasant boat ride on Phewa Lake alongside the stunning view of the sunset. A brief stop at the heritages spread around Pokhara and we make our way out of the valley and head back to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, we catch a direct flight from the nation surrounded by the Himalayas and make our way towards Bhutan, the land of the thunder dragon. We land in the international airport of Paro and drive to the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu. Here, we begin the finals stretch of our journey and visit Memorial Chorten, Dochu La Pass, and Thimphu Dzong. We then, drive over to the city of Punakha for a quick stop before heading back to Paro. In Paro, we tour the premium destinations of the city, Simtokha Dzong, Paro Dzong, Satsam Choten and Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s lair). We conclude our Nepal Bhutan Cultural Tour with a tour of the market place in Paro. We, here at Himalaya Holiday, specialize in tours around Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. We organize cultural tour packages at a reasonable cost. Our package cover transportation, meal and hotels, an experienced guide, and permits. For further information about, please contact us.

Trip Highlights:

  • Explore the natural beauty among the lakes, caves, and Himalayas in Pokhara.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley.
  • Visit the land of the thunder dragon, Bhutan.
  • Tour Tiger’s Nest, and other monasteries and fortresses in Bhutan.



Itinerary

Neapl 4 nights and Bhutan 4 nights.


  1. Day 1

    Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel

    After touching down at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by our company representatives who will drive you directly to the hotel. Freshening up from the day's journey, you will be introduced to other members of the staff as well as to the guides who will accompany you throughout the journey. Wrapping up the activities of the day you are free to explore the local markets.

  2. Day 2

    Kathmandu, Tour of Pashupatinath/Patan/Bhaktapur

    The beginning of the journey we begin our tour with a visit to the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. Paying homage to Lord Shiva, the temple sees hundreds of pilgrims every day. We make our way away from the capital city towards the city of Bhaktapur widely known for its culture and heritage. The cobbled pathways and the ancient art and architecture of Bhaktapur Durbar Square reflect the Newari culture and architectural influences during the Malla Dynasty.

  3. Day 3

    Drive to Pokhara (820m)

    The day begins early as we head out of the valley towards the tranquil hills and stunning rural landscapes en route to Pokhara. Taking on the winding bends of the Prithvi Highway, the journey heads along the banks of Trishuli River. Upon arrival, we make our way directly to the hotel and after a brief rest head out to the stunning Lakeside. You can walk along the Phewa Lake or enjoy a boat ride with a view of the sunset over Annapurna (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m).

  4. Day 4

    Fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara

    After a short stop at two of the premium destinations, Davis Falls and the temple of Gupteshwor Mahadev, we fly back to Kathmandu. This is the last day in Nepal. Picking up our Kathmandu Sightseeing tour, we make our way towards Kathmandu Durbar Square another one of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We end our journey in Boudhanath, the biggest Buddhist stupas in the country.

  5. Day Bhutan part

    Fly to Paro (1.10 hours), and drive to Thimphu (1-2 hours)

    Heading out of Kathmandu, we make our way towards the nation of Bhutan. Touching down at the airstrip of Paro, the sole International Airstrip of the nation is a thrilling experience. Next, we make our way towards the capital city of Thimphu.  The drive is short and we head directly to the hotel concluding the activities of the day.

  6. Day 6

    Sightseeing tour of Thimphu, and drive to Punakha (3 hours)

    Kicking off our adventure in Bhutan, we first visit the Memorial Chorten decorated with golden spirals bells. It is only memorial Chorten which does not include the ashes of the deceased the Chorten. It is one of the most important and visible landmarks around the city. The capital city holds other stunning heritages including Dochu La Pass, Buddha Dordenma, and the Thimphu Dzong. Concluding our adventure in the capital city, we make our way to Punakha.

  7. Day 7

    Drive from Punakha to Paro (5 hours) and Sightseeing Tour in Paro

    We head back to the city of Paro in the morning and begin our adventure with the Simtokha Dzong. A Dzong is a distinct style of a fortress found primarily in Bhutan. Next up, we have the Paro Dzong also referred to as Rinpung Dzong and houses 14 different shrines and chapels around its premises. We end the day at Satsam Chorten.

  8. Day 8

    Sightseeing Tour in Paro: Day 2 Tour of Taktsang Monastery/Paro Market

    Today is the final day of the tour and we make our way towards the Taktsang Monastery. One of the most iconic destinations in Bhutan, the monastery is located atop the cliff and commands stunning views of the valley down below. It is also referred to as the Tiger's Nest. Taking in the history and culture associated with the monastery we make our way down to the local Paro Market.

  9. Day 9

    Departure

    Once again, our company representative will drop you back to the international airport in Paro in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for touring with us. Goodbye!

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