Duration: 12 Days
Start Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
End Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Primary Activities: Sightseeing and cultural tour.
Other Activities: Local Culture & Cuisine, Historical Sites, biking, Temples & Shrines, Urban Exploration, Local Markets, monastery, Camping
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: Depart from 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: Fly to Kathmandu
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.
Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.
Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.
Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.
Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)”