Premium Nepal & Bhutan

06/12/2021 through 10/26/2023
06/12/2021 through 11/14/2023
Intrepid Travel

Premium Nepal & Bhutan

Explore the Himalayan kingdoms of Nepal and Bhutan on a 17-day Premium adventure. Be blown away by the majestic snow peaks of the Himalaya mountains, explore the wild lands of Chitwan National Park, learn about black-necked Cranes in Phobjikha, uncover the sacred religions and devoted beliefs of the pilgrims, and find the secret to happiness in Bhutan. Discover spectacular landscapes, rich cultures and magnificent wildlife with experienced local leaders by your side on a journey to remember.

Activities

  • Kathmandu – Welcome dinner
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Kathmandu – Everest Scenic Flight
  • Kathmandu – Pashupatinath Temple
  • Kathmandu – Durbar Square
  • Kathmandu – Bodhnath Stupa
  • Bhaktapur – Leader-led walking tour
  • Bhaktapur – Changu Narayan Temple
  • Nagarkot – Sunset cocktail at Club Himalaya (one drink included)
  • Kathmandu – Cooking class at Seven Women
  • Pokhara – Phewa Tal Lake boat trip
  • Pokhara – Peace Pagoda
  • Pokhara – Kalikasthan half day hike
  • Pokhara – Tibetan Refugee Camp with family visit
  • Chitwan NP – Village tour
  • Chitwan – Afternoon safari
  • Chitwan – Canoe safari, bird watching walk or jeep safari
  • Chitwan – Sunset champagne by Rapti River
  • Chitwan – Private bush dinner (on hotel grounds)
  • Chitwan – Canoe on Rapti River
  • Thimphu – Welcome dinner
  • Thimpu – Folk & Heritage Museum
  • Thimpu – National Library
  • Thimphu – National Textile Museum
  • Thimphu – National Memorial Chorten
  • Thimphu – Takin Conservation Park
  • Thimphu – Zilukha Nunnery
  • Thimphu – Voluntary Artists School
  • Thimphu – Buddha Dordenma
  • Punakha Valley – Chimi Lhakhang
  • Dochula Pass – Druk Wangyal Chortens
  • Thimphu – Simtokha Dzong
  • Punakha – Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Punakha – Punakha Dzong
  • Punakha – Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery
  • Phobjikha – Conversation with a senior monk
  • Phobjikha – Gangtoe Goemba
  • Phobjikha – Black Necked Crane Information Center
  • Phobjikha – Valley hiking
  • Paro – Tadzong Museum
  • Paro – Drukgyal Dzong
  • Paro – Home cooked dinner & family visit
  • Paro – Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery hike
  • Paro – Complimentary Departure Transfer

Highlights

  • Experience two incredible feature stays – a stylish and elegant resort right on the border of Chitwan National Park, and a traditionally beautiful and eco-conscious resort tucked away in the gorgeous valley of Paro.
  • Get an intimate look at Nepali culture and cuisine during an unforgettable cooking class with the Seven Women, a social enterprise helping disadvantaged women in Nepal.
  • Witness world-class mountain scenery during a breathtaking Mount Everest flight and a picturesque hike through the inspiring landscapes of Pokhara.
  • Visit the important monastery of Gangte Goemba where you’ll speak to a senior resident monk about two subjects at heart of Bhutanese culture – Buddhism and happiness.
  • Climb to the teetering monastery of Taktsang (the Tiger’s Nest) 900 metres above Paro’s valley floor and take in once-in-a-lifetime views.

Itinerary

Day 1 Kathmadu
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Day 2 Kathmandu
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Day 3 Nagarkot
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Day 4 Pokhara
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Day 5 Pokhara
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Day 6 Chitwan National Park
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Day 7 Chitwan National Park
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Day 8 Kathmandu
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Day 9 Paro - Thimphu
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Day 10 Thimphu
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Day 11 Punakha
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Day 12 Punakha
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Day 13 Phobjikha
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Day 14 Phobjikha
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Day 15 Paro
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Day 16 Paro
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Day 17 Paro
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