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14 DAYS COMBINE CULTUREL TOUR OF NEPAL BHUTAN AND TIBET.
   

 

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu(1360 meter)

Arrive Kathmandu, our Staff will receive u In airport, check in hotel and get rest.

Day 02 Kathmandu sightseeing

After breakfast proceed for city tour of Kathmandu visiting Durbar Square, complex of palaces, courtyard and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries use to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. In the afternoon visit the Swoyambunath Stupa and Patan City. Swoyambhunath Stupa, atop the hillock is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal enlisted in the World Heritage Site. Patan City is an enchanting melange of palace buildings, artistic courtyard and former palace complex. One remarkable monument here is a 16th century temple dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Krishna, built entirely of stone. Over night at Hotel .

Day 03 Arrive Paro [2250m/7382ft] 

After breakfast drive to Airport and flight to Paro crosses the Himalayan Mountains, offering spectacular views of the awesome peaks, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. On arrival you will be greeted now the National Museum. Then walk down the trail to visit the Rinpung Dzong meaning “fortress of the heap of jewels". Next visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. From there you will be taken to the Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort), which was built in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan's victory over Tibetan invaders during the 1600s. On a clear day you can see Mount Jumolhari, Bhutan's second-highest mountain at 7,314meters. Overnight in Paro.

 Day 04 Drive Paro -Thimphu [2350m / 7710ft]: 54 km/ 2hrs
After breakfast, hike to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan's most monastery situated at 3180 meters. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria Restaurant located about halfway up on the mountain. The monastery is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. After having explored the monastery, you will hike down to the valley floor. This evening you transfer to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Overnight in Thimphu.

 Day 05 Explore -PThimphuaro [2320m/7424 ft]

After breakfast we visit the King's Memorial Chorten (built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972), Nunnery Temple, Changgangkha Monastery, the radio tower (for a great view of Thimphu Valley), Majestic Thimphu Dzong, and the zoo, which contains the national animal of Bhutan: the takin. Afternoon visit to the famous Weekend Market. Stroll through the market to see the variety of food of the country, including basket upon basket of fiery chilies, fresh cheese, and mangoes. In addition, many stalls contain Bhutanese handicrafts and household items. It's fun to wander the aisles, taking in the bustling atmosphere of the market. This is perhaps good opportunity for photography and to mingle with locals who come from the nearby villages to sell their farm products. Afternoon Drive to Paro and Onvernight Paro.

Day 06 Depart Paro to Kathmandu

After early breakfast, drive to airport for departure. Today you bid farewell to the Himalayan Kingdom and her friendly people. Druk Air generally departs in the early morning to avoid adverse weather conditions. Therefore, after taking breakfast, transfer you to the airport in the morning depending on the flight schedule to Kathamndu. Arrive Kathmandu , Take domestic flight to Chitwan Resort, Resorts will Receive you in airport  . Afternoon arrives at resort and   Lunch will be served at the resort/lodge. In the afternoon proceeds for  adventure jungle activities Overnight at resort.

The Program at Resort:

3:30 PM: Elephant-back safari: Guests will ride on elephant to explore the jungle and wildlife: the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours.

7:00 PM: Slide presentation: One of our jungle experts will introduce background data and history of the Chitwan National Park as well as some other topics relating to wildlife. Your questions are most welcome.

8:00 PM: Dinner at the central dining hall.

Day 07 Chitwan

5:30 AM: Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee, then proceed for Canoeing/Jeep Safari. A traditional dug-out canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view aquatic birds and the animals of the river banks. Jeep safari by Land Rover starts from canoeing put out point covering the distance of approximately 10km with chances of seeing rare wildlife.

8:30 AM: Breakfast

9:30 AM: Elephant Briefing: To learn more about the life of these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stables.

1.00 PM: Lunch at central dining hall.

Remaining hours before the afternoon program: take a dip in the pool, or relax on your verandah. Hammocks and the library are at your disposal and our bar is close by to refresh you with a drink of your choice.

4:00 PM: Nature Walk. This exciting walk with the nature will introduce you the main features of eastern Chitwan sal forest, open grassland and riverine jungle. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife that you may encounter

7:00 PM: Tharu Stick dance: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their    traditional skills and dances. Your participation is highly recommended.

8:00 PM: Dinner in the central dining hall/ outside at the terrace.

And overnight.

Day 08 Fly Back to Kathmandu

5.30 AM: Bird Watching (or another elephant ride on availability) after early morning tea/coffee. Out of 519 species of the birds found in the park, we have recorded 276 species in our area. Our guides will help you to identify some of the species of these birds.

8.00 AM: Breakfast

Before departure, you may want to visit souvenir shop, where we have a small collection of local and ethnic items.

9.00 AM: Departure for the Airport to take Flight to Kathmandu

According to flight schedule arrive Kathmandu, Check In Hotel. Evening free for Shopping in Thamel Street, and overnight. 

Day 09 Bhaktapur/Nagarkot

After breakfast start sightseeing of Bhaktapur.  

Bhaktapur is an olden Newar town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. It is located in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone. At the time of the 1991 Nepal survey it had a population of 61405 and had 9187 houses in it. The male inhabitants of this city wear a special type of cap called the Bhaad-gaaule topi. This city is famous for its yoghurt (ju-ju Dhau).

Bhaktapur's main square, Durbar Square, houses the 55-window Palace which was created by King Bhupatindra Malla and was home to royalty until 1769. It is now a National Gallery. Close by is the Golden Gate which leads into Mulchok Court which is home to the Taleju Temple. This temple, like others in the main towns of the Kathmandu Valley, is dedicated to the goddess Taleju Bhawani and includes shrines to both the Taleju Bhawani and Kumari. Entrance to the temple is restricted to Hindus and the living goddess strictly cannot be photographed. After sightseeing of Bhaktapur continue drive to Nagarkot,

Nagarkot, located 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, is one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur district and is renowned for its spectacular sunrise view of the Himalaya when the weather is clear. Visitors often travel to Nagarkot from Kathmandu to spend the night so that they can be there for the breathtaking sunrise. Nagarkot has become famous as one of the best spots to view Mount Everest as well as other snow-topped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. It also offers an excellent view of the Indrawati river valley to the east. With an elevation of 2,195 meters, Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Valley and is described by visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round.

Evening sunset view from the resort and overnight Resort at Nagarkot.

Day 10 Flight to Lasha(3660meter)

 Early Morning  Sunrise view from The resort then  take early breakfast and drive to Kathmandu airport to take Flight to Lasha. (depend on the flight schedule) You will receive at Gongour(Lasha) Airport by our representative and transfer to hotel in Lasha. You will spend the evening at your own.

Day11 sightseeing in Lasha

After Breakfast take a tour to the Potala Palace where the local government locates. It is the highest castle-style palace in the world. Visit the Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Market. In Tibetan Buddhism Jokhang is also regarded as the center of the universe. It is a must sightseeing in Lhasa. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 Lhasa--Yamdrok-tso—Gyantse--Pelkor Monastery—Shigatse

After Breakfast , you will venture to Shigatse via the coiling scorpion-lake of Yamdrok-tso (alt.4,441m, 14,570ft), one of Tibet's four holy lakes. From the Kambala Pass (alt.4,794m, 16,318ft), you will enjoy a bird's-eye view of the lake. After lunch, you will pass the Karola Glacier (alt. 5,010m, 16.404ft) and Simila Pass (alt.4, 330 m, 14,534ft) to Gyantse (alt. 3,950 m, 12,959ft). Upon arrival to Gyantse, in the afternoon you will visit Pelkor Monastery situated in the northwestern edge of the city. This monastery was founded in 1418, and is famous for its superb Kumbum Chode (translated '100,000 Images'). From below, you can see the 14th century fort on the hill featuring the Anti-British Memorial Museum. Then, a 100 km drive will take you to Shigatse (alt. 3,880m, 12,729ft), the second largest city in Tibet with about 40,000 residents. Overnight Shigatse Hotel

Day 13 Shigatse (Tashilhunpo)—Lhasa

Today, you will visit one of the six great monasteries of Tibet, the Panchen Lama's Seat, Tashilunpo Monastery of the Gelug Sect(Gelugpa). Built in1447 by the first Dalai Lama, it houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha (the future Buddha), the biggest gilded statue of Maitreya in China, and the tomb of the 4th Panchen Lama containing masses of jewels and gold. Overnight hotel at Lasha.

Day 14th Fly to Chengdu.

After breakfast, it is your own time to explore the city and then in the afternoon, we will transfer you to the airport and fly to Chengdu.

End your Trip..

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Package Facts
Duration 14 days
Best Months april to october
Altitude max 5010 Meter
Starting Point Kathmandu
End Point Chengdu (China)
Mode of Travel Culture tour
Group Size 2 to 25
 
 

 

     
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