Best Bhutan & Nepal
This private tour is the perfect introduction to the Himalayan countries of Nepal and Bhutan. Spend one week each in Nepal and Bhutan and experience the rich local culture and traditions, and see incredible landscapes and wildlife. In Nepal, visit the Chitwan National Park while in Bhutan take a day trek in Punakha valley. All touring is private, with your own private guides and drivers. Stay at the best luxury hotels.
UNLEASH YOUR MOJO: ON THIS 14-DAY ADVENTURE INTO THE HIMALAYAN COUNTRIES OF NEPAL AND BHUTAN.
Begin in Nepal in Kathmandu, located in the foothills of the Himalayas. The Kathmandu Valley comprises the three ancient cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, which were once independent states ruled by the Malla kings from the 12th to the 18th centuries. With your expert private guide and driver, explore the best of Kathmandu as well as the most interesting towns in the surrounding valley – Patan and Bhaktapur.
Explore the city’s atmospheric streets lined with boutiques selling jewellery, prayer wheels, Buddhist thangkas and more. See spectacular squares featuring traditional architecture. Visit Hindu temples, with its erotic carvings and assortment of marigold sellers, and Shiva Parvati, where a likeness of the god and his consort peer down over the square. Also enjoy excursions to the much-photographed Buddhist temples at Boudhanath and Swayambhunath, with their massive white stupas and fluttering prayer flags. One day, if desired, take a private fixed-wing scenic flight to view Mount Everest.
Next, take a scenic drive to Chitwan National Park. Home to a variety of species, the park is most famous for its sizeable population of endangered one-horn Indian rhinos, as well as tigers, sloth bears and wild elephants. From the comfort of your jungle lodge, take an elephant back safari and enjoy opportunities to spot and photograph these animals during a variety of activities, including nature walks, dug-out canoe cruise over the Rapti river and dinner around a camp fire.
Return to Kathmandu for an overnight stay before flying to Bhutan. Stay in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan and enjoy comprehensive touring of Thimphu’s many cultural attractions and important Buddhist highlights. Meet local people, learn about local traditions, explore a bustling market, and visit various small museums specializing in textiles, folk heritage, and traditional Bhutanese arts and crafts.
Next, take the scenic drive to Dochu-la pass (3080m) that heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan. Continue to Punakha, the ancient winter capital located in a sub-tropical valley where rhododendron and magnolia bloom and orange and banana trees flourish. Enjoy a peaceful walk through rural farming villages, receive a blessing from a monk, opt to hike up a mountain for beautiful panoramic views of the valley, and visit the stunning Punakha Dzong.
Embark on a return drive to Paro, a resort town nestled among the Himalayas. Visit the National Museum, browse shops for Himalayan crafts and Buddhist items, and hike to Tiger's Nest, a breathtaking monastery clinging to a cliff that is one of the most important icons of Bhutan.
Flights are available to Bangkok or New Delhi from major UK cities on a variety of carriers. From there flights are with Druk Air. We will arrange your flight tickets and visa clearance details and forward them to the Druk office at the airport from which the flight originates.
If you are travelling by road, our representatives will meet you at Bagdogra airport in West Bengal, India to escort you to the land border at Phuentsholing and handle entry formalities for you.