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Duration: 12 days
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Accommodation: 3 star hotel
Transportation: A/C
Best Season: 10 month

About Nepal Bhutan Tour with Temples of Dzongdrakha

Itinerary

Day01: Arrival  on Kathmandu. Welcome by our representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in hotel.

 

Day02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Sightseeing.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square:

The Bhaktapur Durbar Square   is also listed in UNESCO.The Bhaktapur Durbar Square  made in the  15th century Palace of 55 windows, situated to the left as you enter through the city gate, inspires admiration. The palace entrance, Golden Gate that is the entrance to the main courtyard of the palace of 55 windows ,is masterpiece in repose art .In front of the palace building is a medley of temples of various designs. There are temples like Batsala Temple and the Shiva temple, the replica of Pashupatinath Temple etc.

 

Patan Durbar Square:

The Patan Durbar Square is made in 1600s by Mall Dynasty and the royal palace of Malla kings. It is situated in the heart of Patan City. It is one of the three durbar squares in the Kathmandu valley, all of which are UNESCO heritage sites. The square, situated in the heart of the city, consists of enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects.

 

 Day03: Arrival in Paro – Thimphu (1.2 Hrs)

Transfer to Thimphu by car/bus. One can wander on your own to stroll Thimphu streets or relax in your hotel.

Overnight: Thimphu | Altitude: 2300m

 

Day04: Thimphu sightseeing

Morning visit the weekend market (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday), Handmade paper Mill, School of Arts and crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, Lunch in town. Drive pass by Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, Enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery.

Overnight: Thimphu

 

Day05: Thimphu – Punakha (2.5 Hrs)

Drive through Dochula pass at 3010m. When the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a short tea break continue to sub tropical Punakha. Afternoon visit the Souvenir Making Center and the Punakha Dzong (fortress) which houses the most elaborated temple in the country.

Overnight: Punakha | Altitude: 1350m

 

Day06:Punakha – Phobjikha (3 Hrs)

Check out of the hotel and visit Chimi Lhakhang on foot, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus. En route visit Wangdi town and continue to Phobjikha over the second highest road pass on your trip at 3140m.Visit Gangtey Gompa, the largest and the only monastery of the Nyingmapa sect in western Bhutan.

Evening relax in your hotel or take a stroll.

Overnight: Phobjikha | Altitude: 2900m

 

Day07: Phobjikha – Paro (6 Hrs)

Start early retracing the drive to Paro. In Paro visit the National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use.

Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. One can also venture to try local restaurant for dinner.

Overnight: Paro | Altitude: 2200m

 

Day08:Paro – Haa – Paro (5 Hrs)

Visit the temples of Dzongdrakha on foot which studs the rock cliff. Continue driving to Haa over the Chelela Pass, your highest point of the trip at 3800m. When the weather permits one can view the most scared mountain in the country Mt. Jomolhari (7314m). Visit the quiet, timeless Haa valley with a picnic lunch.  

Overnight: Paro

 

Day09: Paro Sightseeing

Visit Kichu Lhakhang, one from the 2 oldest temple in the country, historic Drukgyal Dzong (Fortress) and hike to Tiger’s Nest, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro Valley. Evening at leisure

Overnight: Paro

 

Day10: Fly to Kathmandu.

Transfer to airport for your departure flight. Our tour guide will bid you farewell at the airport.

 

Day11: Half day sightseeing tour and free for shopping.

Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple):

The four seeing eyes of Swayambhunath Stupa watch over the valley form the top of 77-m high hillock on western side. This most glorious Stupa in the world is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of Kathmandu valley out of a primordial lake. The surroundings of the Swayambhunath are covered with small Chaityas and monasteries as well as some Hindu temples. The National Museum and the Museum of Natural History are situated at the foot of the hill.

Kathmandu Durbar square:

The Kathmandu Durbar Square is listed UNESCO. This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between 12th and 18th Centuries, used to be the seat of ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. It is the place where kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. Kumari Temple: Kumari temple is the residence of the living Goddess. Kumari, known as Virgin Goddess has got some specialties. Kasthamandap: Kasthamandap is believed to be constructed from the wood of a single tree in the sixteenth century. Situated near to the Kumari Temple. The name Kathmandu was named after this temple.

 

Day12: Happily return to your sweet home with taking sweet memories.

 

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