Nepal and Bhutan are both landlocked countries, both are surrounded to the north by China and to the east, south and west by India. Cross country tour touches most of the religions in two countries. This holiday package takes you to the rice bowl of west to the cultural core of central Bhutan and to the undomesticated east passing the highway in the country. The Thrimshing La pass 3700 m is also abode to about 15 species of rhododendrons. The walk down from the pass till 650m will supply us some of the most spectacular scenery and birds survive in the country.
And Nepal is sanctified with a rich unique culture. Its Social ritual and traditions are consisted as the way of life for entire society. Over the centuries the cultural heritage of Nepal has developed. The multi-dimensional cultural tradition includes within itself. The cultural varieties of different social groups reside in various elevations in diverse form. Culture in Nepal is a collection of music & dance, art & craft, folklore & folktales, languages & literature, faith & values, festivals & celebration, foods & drinks. So roam around Pokhara, Chitwan National Park and many more…
Day 1: Arrival in KathmanduAfter arrival at Tribhuwan international airport Kathmandu, The representative of Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd. will help you to take you and check at the hotel and will brief you about your daily activities. Night at desire hotel in Katmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu valley excursion
After breakfast, we start our Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley. First you will visit Swoyambhunath, from where we can see the beautiful view of the entire Kathmandu valley. Swoyambhunath is the oldest temple of Nepal which is the holy place for Buddhism. Meanwhile you will be guided along the historical places around Patan, like Patan Durbar Square, Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, etc and also you will get a chance to visit the handicraft center in Patan. After lunch, we drive to visit Boudhanath and Pashupatinath temple. First you will visit pasupatinath temple , pasupatinath temple is one of the most significant Hindu temple lies on the bank of Bagmati temple. After the beautiful view of the pasupatinath temple we lead towards boudhanath, which is also one of the holiest Buddhist sites of Nepal. Then we lead towards Bhaktapur, Bhaktapur is the ancient Newar (local people of Bhaktapur) town of Nepal. And we can visit the places like Lion Gate, Golden Gate, Art Gallery, Statue of King Bhupatindra, Nyatapola Temple and fifty-five windowed Malla Palace etc. which are the living prides of Bhaktapur and you will tour around all these places.
Day 3: Kathmandu - Pokhara (210 km)After breakfast we drive to Pokhara 210 km away from Kathmandu. On the way there is one of the holy places for Hindus named Manakamana temple which means “Goddess of Fulfilling Wishes”. We can have a look of the Trisuli River and travel for 10 min on Nepal’s one and only cable car transportation from there. And we continue our way to Pokhara after having lunch and overnight at hotel
Day 4: PokharaAs we all know that “Morning Shows the Day” so in this morning you will go for an excursion trip to Sarangkot which is located 1590m above sea level and situated on the top of a hillock just north of Phewa Lake. You can get a chance to see sunrise and sunset beautifully from Sarangkot .On a clear day, the panoramic ranges of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and Ganesh Himal can be observed from here.In the afternoon you will visit Bindebasini Temple. This is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara have been a part of Kaski Kingdom, the main deity of the temple, Goddess Durga, was brought from India . Apart from the peace and tranquility that can be felt in this region, the premises of the temple offer a good view of the Himalaya on a clear day. The temple is in the area of the bazaar; hence, a journey of the old bazaar can be combined with a visit to the temple. Sightseeing to Devi’s fall, also known as Patale Chango is an awesome waterfall lying 2 km southwest of Pokhara. During summer and rainy season, the waterfall takes its real form, with gushing water splashing and making its way through the rocks. Just opposite of Devi’s fall, on the other side of the road, there is Gupteshwor Cave. This cave is popular for the different natural forms made from limestone deposits. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the cave. Then we will drive to Thikhedhunga which takes around 4 to 5 hours. Overnight to Tikhedhunga
Day 5: Tikhedhunga to GhorepaniA gentle climb through pasture and cultivated fields as you climb up you walk up besides the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and rhododendron forest.
Day 6: Ghorepani to TadapaniEarly morning wake up to Poonhill, One of the best Himalayan view points in Nepal Early morning working to the Poonhil, which provides a unobstructed view of the high Himalaya and start our trek to Tadapani, A short early morning climb to the Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna, Trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered forest rich with bird life to Tadapani which provides you a close up sunset view.
Day 7: Tadapani to Ghandrukwalking through the forest and arrive A huge Gurung village at 1940m is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal and explores the maze like streets of this thriving Gurung settlement, You can have a good view of Annapurna south and Fisthail. Over night in hotel.
Day 8: Ghandruk to PokharaThen you trek down to Nayapul through the cultivated fields in Modi khola valley (4 hrs.) and drive to Pokhara (1 hrs.)
Day 9: Pokhara to KathmanduThen we will drive back to Kathmandu which will take about 5-6 hours. Overnight at hotel
Day 10: Fly to Paro (2280m) and drive to ThimpuWe 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: Return ParoToday 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 14: DepartureThen you will return back to your home with lots of memories