Nepal Bhutan with flights


Nepal Bhutan with flights

 Bhutan

16 days from £1999 pp  Including flight from LHR

This trip provides you with opportunity to explore India and Bhutan in depth. You will enjoy great scenery, culture and sports in these countries.

At a Glance

  • The scenery
  • Great spots
  • Monasteries & Temples
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This trip provides you with opportunity to explore Nepal and Bhutan in depth. You will enjoy great scenery, culture and sports in these countries. The holiday starts from vibrant capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu visits Pokhara & Chitwan and than takes you through the Kingdom of Bhutan’s historical cities Paro, Thimpu & Punakha.

What’s included?

>>Return economy flights from London Heathrow to Kathmandu (1 stopover 1-4 hours)
>>Departures available from UK regional airport at the surcharge
>>Airlines; Turkish, Qatar, Jet, Etihad, KLM, Air France, Gulf, Lufthansa
>>Outbound and inbound flights will be between 6.30am and 11.30pm
>>Valid for selected flights & dates; surcharge may apply for alternative flights
>>Hand luggage: 1 bag up to 7kg
>>Check-in luggage: 23-30kg (varies as per airlines)
>>Kathmandu – Paro – Kathmandu economy flight
>>Breakfast each morning in Nepal (Bhutan – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
>>Chitwan with full board
>>All transfers in Nepal & Bhutan
>>This holiday is financially protected under ATOL licence 7375

The Experience

Day 01 | Departure London Heathrow

Today you start your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Kathmandu [1 stopover; 1-5 hours’ layovers].

Accommodation: In-flight

Meals included: In-flight

Day 02 | Arrival Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu [approx altitude 1330 meters] airport, you will be met by a Lumle airport representative. You will be escorted to your hotel. You will have some time to relax and recover from the flight.

Accommodation: Overnight at the Hotel

Day 03 | Kathmandu sightseeing

We start of exploration of Nepal from Kathmandu, a mystical mix of religion, culture and everything in between.

We explore Kathmandu Durbar Square where most of the temples and palaces dating back to 17th and 18th century. Our time in Kathmandu also includes a visit to Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal. You can walk around the stupa spinning the prayer wheels engraved with chants and offer a traditional butter lamp to Lord Buddha.

Nearby is the Pashupatinath, a major pilgrimage destination to Hindus all around the world. Dedicated to Shiva, the Hindu God of Destruction, the temple also includes open cremation site and adobe for colourful Sadhus [Hindu Saints].

Throughout the trip, you will be accompanied by a driver and an English-speaking guide who will explain the historical and cultural importance of each spot.

Earlier in the morning, you may enjoy an adventure of a lifetime–a scenic flight with close-up views of Mt. Everest and other peaks from as near as five nautical miles. This will incur an extra cost of £199 per person and includes to/from airport transfer with accompanying Lumle representative.

Accommodation: Overnight at the Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 04 | Kathmandu to Pokhara

We now begin our drive to Pokhara via air condition tourist coach. This drive along the banks of Trishuli River will let you enjoy amazing landscapes, glimpses of authentic countryside of Nepal and pristine towns. The journey to Pokhara [altitude: approx 915 meters, distance: 207 kilometres] will take around 7 to 8 hours depending on the traffic. After you reach Pokhara, you will have an entire evening to explore the laid-back city that is the gateway to travellers who love trekking and Himalayas.

You may upgrade to 30 minutes’ domestic flight for £140 per person including to/from airport transfers.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 05 | Pokhara sightseeing

On day 5, we will explore the city by visiting some of its famous lakes, temples like Gupteshwor Mahadev and David’s Fall. You’re accompanied by a driver and an English-speaking guide who can explain the history and cultural importance of each spot.

Day 06 | Sunrise trip to Sarangkot [Optional hiking down to Pokhara]

In the morning, we take a vehicle ride to Sarangkot to witness the sunrise. After viewing the beautiful scenery, we come down by vehicle and proceed to breakfast. Pokhara has something spectacular for everyone that is lucky enough to visit her– Stunning landscapes, adventure activities, cycling along the quiet streets and temple in the middle of the lake. You are free to explore the city on your own.

[Optional hiking down to Pokhara]

For those who wish to opt in for optional hiking down to Pokhara will hike down back from Sarangkot hills passing the unique scenary. The hike will take approximately 3 hours.

**Hiking excursion is optional. Those who do not wish to hike will have the option of free road transfer from Sarangkot to Pokhara.

Day 07 | Pokhara to Chitwan

We will travel from Pokhara to Chitwan [altitude: about 415 meters, distance 155 kilometres] by air condition tourist coach. On arrival, you’ll check into a wildlife lodge and will have the short brief for your Chitwan stay.

Upon your arrival, you will be provided with the welcome drinks and escorted to your respective rooms. After a period of rest, you will be briefed about the activities in Chitwan. After the briefing, you will have time to have your lunch.

The lunch will be followed by a cultural tour the Tharu Village. Tharus are indigenous people of Terai living there for more than 500 years while still preserving most of their age-old fascinating culture. The same night, you will witness the famous Tharu Stick dance followed by the dinner. You will stay at the hotel for the night.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08 | Chitwan activities

After the breakfast, you will have a host of activities to indulge in throughout the day. A canoe ride in the Rapti River will allow you to watch some fascinating creatures like crocodiles and kingfishers in their natural habitats.
Chitwan is one of the most sought-after places for bird watching, which will be one of the highlights of your stay. A walk along the nature trails, visit the Elephant breeding centre and the jeep safari will round up your day pleasantly.
On your return, you will have your dinner and then stay overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09 | Chitwan to Kathmandu

You start off your day with the breakfast and after a brief rest, you will be picked up by our vehicle and you drive back to Kathmandu.
We will start a drive back to Kathmandu on air condition tourist coach. The journey from Chitwan to Kathmandu will take about 7-9 hours [approx distance 155 kilometres] depending on the traffic. On arrival, you will be picked up from the tourist coach station and transferred to the hotel.

You may upgrade to 45 minutes’ domestic flight for £125 per person including to/from airport transfers.

Accommodation: Overnight at the Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 | Kathmandu – Paro (by flight) Paro – Thimpu

Today you will be driven to Kathmandu airport to board your flight for Paro.

Following Customs / Immigration formalities and baggage collection, a LUMLE Representative will meet you outside the Arrivals Hall and escort you to your transfer vehicle.

Thereafter, straightaway drive to Thimphu(54 Kms 1.5 Hrs approx.), the modern capital town of Bhutan with exciting blends of tradition and modernity. This bustling town is home to Bhutan’s royal family, the civil service, and Foreign Missions with Representation in Bhutan. It is also the Headquarters for a number of internationally funded development projects.

Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel.

In the afternoon visit Changangkha Lhakhang and take a stroll along the town’s main street.

Changangkha Lhakhang – Built in the 12th century, it is the oldest temple in Town. It hovers over a ridge above Thimphu, near Motithang. Lama Phajo Drukgom Zhigpo who came to Bhutan from Ralung in Tibet chose this site to build this Lhakhang. The Lhakhang houses Chenrizig: an 11-headed, thousand-armed manifestation of Avolokitesawara as the central statue. The prayer books in this Lhakhang are larger than the usual Buddhist texts. There are large prayer inside the Lhakhang and small on the walls outside the Lhakhang.

Before sunset drive to Sangay gang View Point (2685 mts above sea level) to have view of the whole of Thimphu Valley and walk through hundreds of colorful prayer flags that dot the hill overlooking the Thimphu valley.

Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel in Thimphu

Day 11 | Thimpu

After breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing of Thimphu Town and visit the following places:

National Memorial Chorten – The building of this landmark was originally envisaged by Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who had wanted to erect a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it is both a memorial to the Late King (“the father of modern Bhutan”), and a monument to peace.

National Textile Museums – It opened in 2001, providing fascinating insights into Bhutanese material culture and way of life. (Closed on Sun & Govt. Holidays)

Folk Heritage Museum, opened in 2001, provide fascinating insights into Bhutanese material culture and way of life. This 3-storied, 19th century traditional house provides you a glimpse of the Bhutanese lifestyle, and artifacts from the rural households. One can come across typical household objects, tools and equipment. Besides, the museum also organizes demonstrations of rural traditions, skills, habits and customs and educational programs for children. (Closed on Sun & Govt. Holidays)

The National Institute for Zorig Chusum is commonly known as ‘the painting school’. It operates under the auspices of the National Technical Training Institute and offers 04 – 06 year courses that provide instruction in many of Bhutan’s traditional arts to students from throughout the country whose aptitude is more artistic than academic. The students follow a comprehensive course that starts with drawing and progresses through painting, woodcarving, embroidery and statue-making. (Closed on Sunday & Govt. Holidays – But open on Sat 1000 hrs – 1200 Hrs)

National Institute of Traditional Medicine (Exhibition area only) – It was established with the concept to merge Allopathic and traditional systems of healing. The work of producing herbal medicines is undertaken with the help of different medicinal plants found in Bhutan. There is also a training school for traditional medicine practitioners. The visitors can walk along the compound to view it from the outside.

Tashichho Dzong: This impressive fortress/monastery houses the secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and various government offices. It is also the summer residence of the Chief Abbot and central monk body.

Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel in Thimphu

Day 12 | Thimpu – Punakha

This morning after an early breakfast, we will drive you to Dochu-la pass (3088 mts above sea level) stopping briefly to take in the view and admire the chortens, Mani walls, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, the high Himalayan peaks towards the northeast will be revealed in all their glory.

On a clear day, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7,158 mts), Tsendegang (6960 mts), Terigang (7060 mts), Jejegangphugang (7158 mts), Kangphugang (7170 mts), Zongaphugang (7060 mts) a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana, and finally, Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7497 mts. On the way, visit the Semtokha Dzong, ‘The place of profound Tantric teaching’, stands sentinel on a hillock a few kilometers out of town on the way.

After Lunch, hike to the nearby Chimi Lakhang, a temple dedicated to the ‘Divine Madman’, an eccentric monk from the 16th century famous for many his many amusing, Rabelaisian folklore stories.

From there on we drive on to visit the impressive Punakha Dzong, the Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative center of the region. Damaged over the centuries by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has been fully restored in recent years by the present monarch. It is open for visitors during the Punakha festival (early spring) and in the summer months, after the monk body has returned to Thimphu. The Dzong is placed strategically at the junction of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers. This ancient fortress is the winter residence of the monastic order’s head and still serves as the administrative headquarters for the Punakha region. A picnic lunch will be served on the banks of the Punak Chhu at a vantage point of the stunning Dzong and confluence of the Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu.

In the evening, take a stroll along the town’s main street.

Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel in Punakha

Day 13 | Punakha – Paro

This morning, set off for Paro after breakfast(54 Kms 01 Hr approx). Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel.

After Lunch drive towards the north end of the valley to view the Ta Dzong, formerly a watchtower and now the National Museum. The museum collection includes ancient Bhutanese Art & Artifacts, Weapons, Coins, Stamps and a small natural history collection. Then walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) situated at a commanding height overlooking Paro valley. Built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646, this Dzong now houses Paro’s monk body and the offices of the civil administration and is symbolic as the religious and secular center of all affairs of the valley.

Visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan

In the evening, visit a traditional farmhouse for an opportunity to interact with a local family and observe their lifestyle. Later, take a stroll along the main street for a few handicrafts shops.

Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel in Paro

Day 14 | Paro

In the morning take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche, founding father of the Bhutanese form of Mahayana Buddhism, arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery. The main structure was severely damaged by fire in 1998, but after many years of painstaking restoration work, the complex has now been fully restored to its former glory.

In the afternoon, take an excursion to Drukgyal Dzong, a ruined fortress where Bhutanese warriors fought off Tibetan invaders centuries ago. The snowy dome of sacred Chomolhari, “mountain goddess” can be seen in all her glory from the approach road to the Dzong..

Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel in Paro

Day 15 | Paro – Kathmandu (by flight)

After an early breakfast, drive to Paro Airport to board a flight for Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport you will be assisted by our Representative to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 16 | Depart Kathmandu

Today you will be driven to Kathmandu airport to board your flight for onward journey.

The Experience

Day 01 | Departure London Heathrow

Today you start your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Kathmandu [1 stopover; 1-5 hours’ layovers].

Accommodation: In-flight

Meals included: In-flight

Day 02 | Arrival Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu [approx altitude 1330 meters] airport, you will be met by a Lumle airport representative. You will be escorted to your hotel. You will have some time to relax and recover from the flight.

Accommodation: Overnight at the Hotel

Day 03 | Kathmandu sightseeing

We start of exploration of Nepal from Kathmandu, a mystical mix of religion, culture and everything in between.

We explore Kathmandu Durbar Square where most of the temples and palaces dating back to 17th and 18th century. Our time in Kathmandu also includes a visit to Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal. You can walk around the stupa spinning the prayer wheels engraved with chants and offer a traditional butter lamp to Lord Buddha.

Nearby is the Pashupatinath, a major pilgrimage destination to Hindus all around the world. Dedicated to Shiva, the Hindu God of Destruction, the temple also includes open cremation site and adobe for colourful Sadhus [Hindu Saints].

Throughout the trip, you will be accompanied by a driver and an English-speaking guide who will explain the historical and cultural importance of each spot.

Earlier in the morning, you may enjoy an adventure of a lifetime–a scenic flight with close-up views of Mt. Everest and other peaks from as near as five nautical miles. This will incur an extra cost of £199 per person and includes to/from airport transfer with accompanying Lumle representative.

Accommodation: Overnight at the Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 04 | Kathmandu to Pokhara

We now begin our drive to Pokhara via air condition tourist coach. This drive along the banks of Trishuli River will let you enjoy amazing landscapes, glimpses of authentic countryside of Nepal and pristine towns. The journey to Pokhara [altitude: approx 915 meters, distance: 207 kilometres] will take around 7 to 8 hours depending on the traffic. After you reach Pokhara, you will have an entire evening to explore the laid-back city that is the gateway to travellers who love trekking and Himalayas.

You may upgrade to 30 minutes’ domestic flight for £140 per person including to/from airport transfers.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 05 | Pokhara sightseeing

On day 5, we will explore the city by visiting some of its famous lakes, temples like Gupteshwor Mahadev and David’s Fall. You’re accompanied by a driver and an English-speaking guide who can explain the history and cultural importance of each spot.

Day 06 | Sunrise trip to Sarangkot [Optional hiking down to Pokhara]

In the morning, we take a vehicle ride to Sarangkot to witness the sunrise. After viewing the beautiful scenery, we come down by vehicle and proceed to breakfast. Pokhara has something spectacular for everyone that is lucky enough to visit her– Stunning landscapes, adventure activities, cycling along the quiet streets and temple in the middle of the lake. You are free to explore the city on your own.

[Optional hiking down to Pokhara]

For those who wish to opt in for optional hiking down to Pokhara will hike down back from Sarangkot hills passing the unique scenary. The hike will take approximately 3 hours.

**Hiking excursion is optional. Those who do not wish to hike will have the option of free road transfer from Sarangkot to Pokhara.

Day 07 | Pokhara to Chitwan

We will travel from Pokhara to Chitwan [altitude: about 415 meters, distance 155 kilometres] by air condition tourist coach. On arrival, you’ll check into a wildlife lodge and will have the short brief for your Chitwan stay.

Upon your arrival, you will be provided with the welcome drinks and escorted to your respective rooms. After a period of rest, you will be briefed about the activities in Chitwan. After the briefing, you will have time to have your lunch.

The lunch will be followed by a cultural tour the Tharu Village. Tharus are indigenous people of Terai living there for more than 500 years while still preserving most of their age-old fascinating culture. The same night, you will witness the famous Tharu Stick dance followed by the dinner. You will stay at the hotel for the night.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08 | Chitwan activities

After the breakfast, you will have a host of activities to indulge in throughout the day. A canoe ride in the Rapti River will allow you to watch some fascinating creatures like crocodiles and kingfishers in their natural habitats.
Chitwan is one of the most sought-after places for bird watching, which will be one of the highlights of your stay. A walk along the nature trails, visit the Elephant breeding centre and the jeep safari will round up your day pleasantly.
On your return, you will have your dinner and then stay overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09 | Chitwan to Kathmandu

You start off your day with the breakfast and after a brief rest, you will be picked up by our vehicle and you drive back to Kathmandu.
We will start a drive back to Kathmandu on air condition tourist coach. The journey from Chitwan to Kathmandu will take about 7-9 hours [approx distance 155 kilometres] depending on the traffic. On arrival, you will be picked up from the tourist coach station and transferred to the hotel.

You may upgrade to 45 minutes’ domestic flight for £125 per person including to/from airport transfers.

Accommodation: Overnight at the Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 | Kathmandu – Paro (by flight) Paro – Thimpu

Today you will be driven to Kathmandu airport to board your flight for Paro.

Following Customs / Immigration formalities and baggage collection, a LUMLE Representative will meet you outside the Arrivals Hall and escort you to your transfer vehicle.

Thereafter, straightaway drive to Thimphu(54 Kms 1.5 Hrs approx.), the modern capital town of Bhutan with exciting blends of tradition and modernity. This bustling town is home to Bhutan’s royal family, the civil service, and Foreign Missions with Representation in Bhutan. It is also the Headquarters for a number of internationally funded development projects.

Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel.

In the afternoon visit Changangkha Lhakhang and take a stroll along the town’s main street.

Changangkha Lhakhang – Built in the 12th century, it is the oldest temple in Town. It hovers over a ridge above Thimphu, near Motithang. Lama Phajo Drukgom Zhigpo who came to Bhutan from Ralung in Tibet chose this site to build this Lhakhang. The Lhakhang houses Chenrizig: an 11-headed, thousand-armed manifestation of Avolokitesawara as the central statue. The prayer books in this Lhakhang are larger than the usual Buddhist texts. There are large prayer inside the Lhakhang and small on the walls outside the Lhakhang.

Before sunset drive to Sangay gang View Point (2685 mts above sea level) to have view of the whole of Thimphu Valley and walk through hundreds of colorful prayer flags that dot the hill overlooking the Thimphu valley.

Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel in Thimphu

Day 11 | Thimpu

After breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing of Thimphu Town and visit the following places:

National Memorial Chorten – The building of this landmark was originally envisaged by Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who had wanted to erect a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it is both a memorial to the Late King (“the father of modern Bhutan”), and a monument to peace.

National Textile Museums – It opened in 2001, providing fascinating insights into Bhutanese material culture and way of life. (Closed on Sun & Govt. Holidays)

Folk Heritage Museum, opened in 2001, provide fascinating insights into Bhutanese material culture and way of life. This 3-storied, 19th century traditional house provides you a glimpse of the Bhutanese lifestyle, and artifacts from the rural households. One can come across typical household objects, tools and equipment. Besides, the museum also organizes demonstrations of rural traditions, skills, habits and customs and educational programs for children. (Closed on Sun & Govt. Holidays)

The National Institute for Zorig Chusum is commonly known as ‘the painting school’. It operates under the auspices of the National Technical Training Institute and offers 04 – 06 year courses that provide instruction in many of Bhutan’s traditional arts to students from throughout the country whose aptitude is more artistic than academic. The students follow a comprehensive course that starts with drawing and progresses through painting, woodcarving, embroidery and statue-making. (Closed on Sunday & Govt. Holidays – But open on Sat 1000 hrs – 1200 Hrs)

National Institute of Traditional Medicine (Exhibition area only) – It was established with the concept to merge Allopathic and traditional systems of healing. The work of producing herbal medicines is undertaken with the help of different medicinal plants found in Bhutan. There is also a training school for traditional medicine practitioners. The visitors can walk along the compound to view it from the outside.

Tashichho Dzong: This impressive fortress/monastery houses the secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and various government offices. It is also the summer residence of the Chief Abbot and central monk body.

Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel in Thimphu

Day 12 | Thimpu – Punakha

This morning after an early breakfast, we will drive you to Dochu-la pass (3088 mts above sea level) stopping briefly to take in the view and admire the chortens, Mani walls, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, the high Himalayan peaks towards the northeast will be revealed in all their glory.

On a clear day, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7,158 mts), Tsendegang (6960 mts), Terigang (7060 mts), Jejegangphugang (7158 mts), Kangphugang (7170 mts), Zongaphugang (7060 mts) a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana, and finally, Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7497 mts. On the way, visit the Semtokha Dzong, ‘The place of profound Tantric teaching’, stands sentinel on a hillock a few kilometers out of town on the way.

After Lunch, hike to the nearby Chimi Lakhang, a temple dedicated to the ‘Divine Madman’, an eccentric monk from the 16th century famous for many his many amusing, Rabelaisian folklore stories.

From there on we drive on to visit the impressive Punakha Dzong, the Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative center of the region. Damaged over the centuries by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has been fully restored in recent years by the present monarch. It is open for visitors during the Punakha festival (early spring) and in the summer months, after the monk body has returned to Thimphu. The Dzong is placed strategically at the junction of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers. This ancient fortress is the winter residence of the monastic order’s head and still serves as the administrative headquarters for the Punakha region. A picnic lunch will be served on the banks of the Punak Chhu at a vantage point of the stunning Dzong and confluence of the Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu.

In the evening, take a stroll along the town’s main street.

Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel in Punakha

Day 13 | Punakha – Paro

This morning, set off for Paro after breakfast(54 Kms 01 Hr approx). Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel.

After Lunch drive towards the north end of the valley to view the Ta Dzong, formerly a watchtower and now the National Museum. The museum collection includes ancient Bhutanese Art & Artifacts, Weapons, Coins, Stamps and a small natural history collection. Then walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) situated at a commanding height overlooking Paro valley. Built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646, this Dzong now houses Paro’s monk body and the offices of the civil administration and is symbolic as the religious and secular center of all affairs of the valley.

Visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan

In the evening, visit a traditional farmhouse for an opportunity to interact with a local family and observe their lifestyle. Later, take a stroll along the main street for a few handicrafts shops.

Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel in Paro

Day 14 | Paro

In the morning take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche, founding father of the Bhutanese form of Mahayana Buddhism, arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery. The main structure was severely damaged by fire in 1998, but after many years of painstaking restoration work, the complex has now been fully restored to its former glory.

In the afternoon, take an excursion to Drukgyal Dzong, a ruined fortress where Bhutanese warriors fought off Tibetan invaders centuries ago. The snowy dome of sacred Chomolhari, “mountain goddess” can be seen in all her glory from the approach road to the Dzong..

Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel in Paro

Day 15 | Paro – Kathmandu (by flight)

After an early breakfast, drive to Paro Airport to board a flight for Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport you will be assisted by our Representative to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 16 | Depart Kathmandu

Today you will be driven to Kathmandu airport to board your flight for onward journey.

What's included

  • Return economy flight from London Heathrow (1 stopover 1-5 hours)
  • Return economy flight from Kathmandu - Paro - Kathmandu
  • Accommodation on twin sharing at the hotels mentioned above or similar
  • Daily buffet breakfast at the hotels mentioned
  • All meals at Bhutan
  • All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours in Nepal & Bhutan will be by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for the monuments
  • LUMLE representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
  • English speaking local guides as per the sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Mineral water in the vehicle throughout the trip
  • All currently applicable taxes on hotel & transport

What's not included

  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic/non- alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax, any insurance etc.
  • Any meals other than the mentioned.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

Accommodation

Your Hotels

Kathmandu : Rama Inn
Pokhara : Mount View
Chitwan : Jungle Crown
Paro : Udumwara, Drukchen, Tenzinling, Gangtey Palace or Olathang Resort
Thimphu : Jomolhari, Phuntsho Pelri or Galingkha
Punakha : Meri Puensum, Zangto Pelri, Lobesa or Vara

Check-in : 15:00 hours
Check-out : Until 12:00 hours
Room occupancy : Maximum 2 adults and 1 child aged 0-17 per room

Offer is based on Twin share so 2 people must book to complete the offer. So valid with 2 full paying adults:

Solo traveller price : £3199

Hotels : If the hotels mentioned in the itinerary are unavailable you will stay in hotels of a similar standard

Internet Access : Free access to Wi-Fi at all hotels (in lounge or public area)

Wheelchair access : The hotels and tour are not suitable for wheelchair users.

Mobile number : Please be sure to fill in mobile number when booking. This is so that the driver can get in touch with you.

Flight Documents : Once your final payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation. You will receive all travel documentation required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.

Flight Times : Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. We search for the best times for you and will do our utmost to provide you with the flights detailed above. However, please note that flight times are subject to availability and may be amended.

Visa : If you are travelling to Nepal, you will require Nepalese visa. Please check with the Nepal Embassy in the country of your residence. For more details please visit http://www.nepembassy.org.uk/ For Bhutan we will arrange visa approval letter for you (at the cost £40pp) of to carry and your passport will be stamp at the airport upon arrival.

Vaccination : If you are travelling to Nepal & Bhutan, you may need to be vaccinated against Hepatitis A, Tetanus and Typhoid. For the most up-to-date health advice, you should visit your local doctor/GP or visit www.gov.uk.

Cancellation Conditions : This offer cannot be cancelled or modified

Important : Please be informed that the detailed itinerary for Bhutan may be changed due to unfavourable climatic conditions, National holidays & special events. We maintain the rights to alter the itinerary since tours are prepared in advance and unforeseen circumstances may arise during travel that mandate changes. Itinerary changes are made to improve your overall travel experience in Bhutan. Also note that since hotels are pre-booked and paid for, any change in itinerary will cost cancellation / re-booking charges eventually.

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Sat, 20 Apr, 19 Sun, 5 May, 19 GBP £ 2599.00 Extremely Limited LIMITED Book Now
Wed, 1 May, 19 Thu, 16 May, 19 GBP £ 2099.00 from LHR GUARANTEED Book Now
Mon, 13 May, 19 Tue, 28 May, 19 GBP £ 2099.00 from LHR GUARANTEED Book Now
Fri, 24 May, 19 Sat, 8 Jun, 19 GBP £ 1999.00 Extremely Limited LIMITED Book Now
Mon, 3 Jun, 19 Tue, 18 Jun, 19 GBP £ 1999.00 Extremely Limited LIMITED Book Now
Fri, 14 Jun, 19 Sat, 29 Jun, 19 GBP £ 1999.00 Extremely Limited LIMITED Book Now
Mon, 1 Jul, 19 Tue, 16 Jul, 19 GBP £ 1999.00 Extremely Limited LIMITED Book Now
Mon, 23 Sep, 19 Tue, 8 Oct, 19 GBP £ 2099.00 from LHR LIMITED Book Now
Wed, 9 Oct, 19 Thu, 24 Oct, 19 GBP £ 2099.00 from LHR LIMITED Book Now
Sun, 13 Oct, 19 Mon, 28 Oct, 19 GBP £ 2099.00 from LHR LIMITED Book Now
Mon, 4 Nov, 19 Tue, 19 Nov, 19 GBP £ 2099.00 from LHR LIMITED Book Now
Mon, 18 Nov, 19 Tue, 3 Dec, 19 GBP £ 1999.00 Extremely Limited LIMITED Book Now
Fri, 22 Nov, 19 Sat, 7 Dec, 19 GBP £ 2099.00 from LHR LIMITED Book Now
Thu, 28 Nov, 19 Fri, 13 Dec, 19 GBP £ 1999.00 Extremely Limited LIMITED Book Now
Tue, 3 Dec, 19 Wed, 18 Dec, 19 GBP £ 1999.00 Extremely Limited LIMITED Book Now
If you wish to travel on any other date than dates above or have any other queries please call our office at 0203 006 2722 or email to sales@lumle.com

A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail sales@lumle.com

AVAILABILITY OPTIONS

OPENED: This date is available and open for bookings.
LIMITED: There are very limited number of available places on this departure. Immediate booking.
GUARANTEED: We have reached minimum numbers and this trip is guaranteed to depart.
CLOSED: This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us, if you are interested in travelling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 16 Days
All the Prices are in GBP (£) Per Person.

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Travel Info

    • Flight time 12 hours (via Delhi, Calcutta or Kathmandu)
    • Timezone GMT+6 hours
    • Recommended airlines Druk Airways, Tashi Airways
    • Best season mid-Mar to mid-Jul and Sep to mid-Jan

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