6 DAYS in Bhutan & 6 DAYS in Nepal
Bhutan often revered as the ‘Land of the Peaceful Dragon’ is still regarded as one of the last ‘Shangri-La’ in the Himalayan region because of it’s remoteness, it’s spectacular mountain terrain, varied flora and fauna and its unique ancient Buddhist monasteries.
This journey offers the opportunity to see not only Bhutan’s exquisite Himalayan scenery but to experience it’s rich and ancient traditions in Thimphu, the capital, Paro – it’s second largest town. The other two districts of Punakha (the old capital of the kingdom) and Wangdi Phodrang (this valley is home to the rare Black Necked Crane, an endangered species which migrate from the Tibetan plateau in winter). Out of the 450-500 cranes in Bhutan 250-300 live in this valley.
GRADE A (Easy) : Touring with short day walks at medium altitude that are suitable for people of all ages. No special physical preparation is required as this trip can be enjoyed by anyone who leads a fairly active life.
Tour Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath & Patan)
Fly to Paro
Tour Paro (Drugyel Dzong, Taktsang monastery, Ta Dzong and Rinpung Dzong)
Drive to Thimphu. Afternoon sightseeing (Memorial chorten, Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo and Drupthob nunnery)
Morning tour Thimpu (Painting school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and handicraft centres. Afternoon drive to Wangdi Phodrang crossing the Dochhu La pass (3,116m)
Day excursion to the Gangtey Gompa valley
Morning drive to Punakha and visit the Punakha Dzong. Drive to Thimphu for lunch and proceed to Paro via the Simtokha Dzong
Fly to Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu (optional Everest flight – extra)
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
Trip Dates (6 days in Bhutan & 6 days in Nepal start Monday end Friday)
Land & Internal Air Cost (in twin sharing basis)
US $ 3065 (10 to 16 members)
US $ 4015 (6 to 9 members)
US $ 4380 (3 to 5 members)
US$ 570 (Kathmandu – Paro – Kathmandu)
(Airfare subject to change)
US $ 780
No Special Equipment Required.