If you would like to extend your holiday after visiting Nepal and if you are seeking an interesting place to spend your time then Bhutan can be an excellent option. Bhutan is one of the beautiful countries where most of the people believe in Buddhism. The less populated country Bhutan is compared as Switzerland because of its small geography, secured separation and breathtaking mountain panoramas. The major populations about 90% are hill farmers who live in a small villages scatter over the rocky mountain country.
The ‘Shangri La’ kingdom of Bhutan, placed at the eastern end of the Himalaya sandwich between India and Tibet provides the spectacular mountain scenery and its colorful Buddhist culture so it can be the most enjoyable holiday for you
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu (1360m)
Representative of Actual Adventure will be at the arrival gate of International airport, Kathmandu to receive you. He will welcome you and take you to your hotel. Then at evening you can enjoy traditional welcome dinner organized by our company. You will spend your night at hotel.
Day 2: Fly to Paro (2280m) and drive to Thimpu
We take the incredible flight to Bhutan’s only International airport at Paro. The flight goes over the great Himalayas which provides the most gorgeous views of the world’s highest peaks. When we go through Paro valley we can see the Paro Dzong on the hillside overlooking the Paro Chu (River) with Ta Dzong, in the past a watch tower and now a National Museum above it.
Then we will drive to Thimpu, the first stop will permit us the wonderful Tachocho Lhkhang, the traditional place of reverence for Bhutan’s Iron Bridge Builder and more drive takes us to Chuzom symbols by the convergence of Paro Chu (River) and the Wang Chu. Today we will also explore Centenary Farmer’s market. At Evening we will wander through the market and mingle with the local people and visit shops and spend night at peaceful resort Thimpu.
Day 3: Thimpu (2320m)
Today we start our tour by visiting National Memorial Chorten, a stupa devoted to world peace and affluence in 1974 in the remembrance of the 3rd king of Bhutan, the national library which hold the Kingdom’s rich culture, and the National institute of Zorig Chusum where students are trained in Bhutan’s 13th traditional arts and techniques, Folk tradition Museum which will approach into the traditional Bhutanese farmhouse and remote past thought display.
We will observe Changangkha Lhakhang, a fortress like temple after a lunch. We will also go to the conservation to see the rare national animal of Bhutan. Then we will drive to the BBS tower which make available on Bird’s eye view of the Capital. Today as well we will stay at a resort in Thimpu.
Day 4: Move to Punakha (1300m)
Today we will move to the eastward to Punakha through some of the prosperous agricultural land and most spectacular river valley. We will walk up to the Hongtsho Goemba to see the spectacular 15th century wall paintings then we will move toward the Dochu La pass (3050m). The next attraction will be Druk Wangyal Chorten with 108 Stuppa built by the eldest Queen mother. We will also visit Chimi Lakhang at Mitsina village which is the lucky prosperous monastery devoted to heavenly Madman. After Lunch we will go to Punakha Dzong which is grandly situated at the connection of two rivers Pho Chu and Mo Chu. This is the most beautiful Dzong of Bhutan. Back to Thimpu at evening and stay at the resort.
Day 5: Return Paro
Today we will back to Paro valley to enjoy a wonderful walk to see the Taktshang Gompa or Tiger’s Nest viewpoint. It takes around 3-4 hour at an average walking speed to reach Taktshang Gompa from road point. The outstanding monastery sticks to the ridge of a sheer rock cliff that force 900 meters into the valley below. We will also visit Kyichu Lhakhang, a holy gravestone fixing down the left foot of deceitful ogress which was built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan King Srongsen Gampo. Stay at Paro Resort at night.
Day 6: Return Kathmandu
Today we will fly back Kathmandu in Druk Air
which will take us Kathmandu in 1 hours. Then you can rest in your hotel and
take lunch. Afternoon you can visit the different place of Kathmandu like Kathmandu
Durbar Square (Basantapur) where you can see Kumari (the living goddess) temple,
Museum, Kaal variable (the god of destruction), Taleju Vawani (the goddess
temple once opened on the 9th
day of the great festival Dashain), Pasupatinath (the biggest holy temple of Hindus), Swayambunath (the famous monkey temple), Boudhanath (The large Stupas in the world). You will have your final night stay in Kathmandu.
Day 7: Departure
Today is the last day of your holiday. You will be free until departure so you can use that time for shopping. Then Actual Adventure representative will take you to the airport. We will love to see you again.
We have stayed in Kathmandu for two nights and three days, being part of the 9-day Nepal and Bhutan trip.
Whilst in Kathmandu, the owner Kedar Neupane had personally greeted us in the airport, his guide took us for visits to the three royal palaces in Kathmandu, the biggest stupa in the world, the monkey temple and Nagarrot for view of the Himalayan range. In between the visits, we had tasted different food in the city, from Nepalese food, dinner show, to Italian cuisine. We enjoyed the excellent facilitation of his guide and his professionalism in conducting a personalised tour of only four guests.
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Kedar provided me an excellent time in Nepal especially knowing I had only one week time which was filled with wonders and magical time including early hiking into the mountains and full scenery of the Himalayans. I plan to bring my family on my next visit to Nepal and definitely to use Actual Adventures again. Highly recommended it. Peace and Love
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