In the aforementioned tours,
It is possible to take 1 hr mountain flight to Everest.
It is also possible to take 30 min paragliding flight
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu airport
You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel. After refreshment in hotel, short briefing about the programs.
KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE: Durbar Square, one of the old capitals of the Kathmandu valley, is a synthesis of Hindu and Buddhist temples, stupas and statues, and is often the site of festivals, marriages and other ceremonies. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing (1315m)
SWOYAMBHUNATH: Climb the many steps to Swayambhunath (the monkey temple) with its commanding views of Kathmandu, its whitewashed stupas and its unique synthesis of Buddhism and Hinduism.
PASHUPATINATH: Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Pashupatinath Temple is the holiest shrine for the Hindu devotees all over the world. Specially dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva, it attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists every single year. The tourists visiting Pashupatinath can witness the open cremation ceremony, which will be a new experience for every one visiting the site. One can meet Sadhus (ascetic yogis) in every nook and corners of the temple area. Majority of sadhus are very tourist friendly and eager to pose for the photos with foreigners, but it is not free of charge.
BOUDHANATH: The striking Buddha eyes of Boudhanath Stupa watch over a lively and colorful Tibetan community and attract pilgrims from all over the Himalayan Buddhist realm. In the midst of traditional gompas, and hung with long strings of multi-colored prayer flags, Boudhanath attracts Sherpas, Tibetans and tourists alike for daily circumambulations (koras) of the stupa.
Day 3: Kathmandu – Paro (2180m) – Timphu (2320m)
Day 4: Thimpu Sightseeing
Day 5: Thimpu – Gangtey Valley
After breakfast leave for Gangtey. The road winds through the forest to Dochula (La means pass), where in good weather 200 miles of Himalayan summits are in view. After driving for 3 more hours you will reach Wangdi. Stop for lunch at Wangdi. After a further 3 hours drive you will reach Gangtey. Gangtey Gompa valley at an altitude of 2800 meters. The only Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan is located here. This beautiful valley is also home to the rare Black Necked Cranes migrating from the Tibetan plateau to escape the harsh winter. Explore the valley and return to the hotel.
Day 6: Trip to Punakha & Wangdi
Early morning drive back to Punakha. Visit Punakha town and visit the Punakha Dzong, which is the summer residence of Central Monastic body. Later visit chimi Lhakhang. O/N Hotel .
Day 7: Drive to Paro & Sightseeing
After breakfast drive to Paro, on the visit Dochula pass Chorten and again drive to onward to Paro. After lunch do the sightseeing of Dungtse Lhakhang and the drive to Ta Dzong, the National Museum housed in an ancient watchtower, which has a fine collection of ancient Thangka painting, textiles, weapons and artifacts. walk around the Ugyen Pelri Palace and the traditional wooden bridge. Later visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. O/N Hotel
Day 8: Day Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger Nest)
After Breakfast drive to base of Taktsang then start hike to the Taktsang Monastery. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2 /3 hours through villages and pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint mediated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time. After noon if time permitted visit Kyichu Lhakang then return back to Thimphu. O/N Hotel
Day 9: Thimpu – Paro – Kathmandu
Morning transfer to Airport for flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 10: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Early in the morning, you could enjoy optional mountain flight tours to mount Everest. In the afternoon, we will tour to Bhaktapur Durbar Square & some other places in Kathmandu.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Bhaktapur Durbar Square: This Square is an open museum holding exciting palace, courtyards, royal bath, sculptures, pagodas, Shikhara style temples and Buddhist monastery along with exclusive architecture. In other words, this is the most beautiful Durbar you visit in your Nepal tours. Overnight at Royal Penguin Hotel.