Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
upon arrival, a representative from Amazing Himalaya will receive you at the airport to take you to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: In Kathmandu:
Today, we will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunathstupa and Bouddhanathstupa which are all in UN World Heritage sites. The Durbar Square sheds light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple, it is on top of a hill, and has historical significance associated to the foundation of Kathmandu valley. BaudhanathStupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Dakshin Kali – KathmanduAfter breakfast we will drive to Dakshinkali through beaustifu landscapes and hills. We can witness Hindu ritual of sacrificing animals at the Dakshinkali temple. From here we will head towards Chovar Gorge and hike upto Kirtipur, where we will explore the local newari culture inherited from the Malla dynasty of 13th century Nepal. Later in the afternoon we will drive to Budhanilkantha to see the temple of sleeping Vishnu which also built during Malla period. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 04: Kathmandu – Paro:
We will depart to airport to fly to Bhutan after breakfast today. After an hour of flight through magnificent landscapes on laps of beautiful hills and mountains, we will finally reach Paro. We will be immediately transferred to hotel once we land. In the afternoon we will go to Drugyel, where we will see Dzong ruins—the place of great historical significance. Overnight in Paro.
Day 05: Paro
After breakfast, drive to the highly interesting Drugyel Dzong Ruins. At strategic points in Bhutan, fortified monasteries are the centers of social, religious and political life. It is said that the invaded Tibetan army was forced here by a “thunder dragon” to turn back. Visit to the Ta Dzong National Museum with a significant collection of Thankas and Bhutanese handicrafts. Walk to Paro Ringpung Dzong. This monastery was built in 1646 by the founder Bhutan, Shabdung Ngawang Namgyal. Overnight in Paro.
Day 06: Paro – Taktsang
We will depart to the famous monastery Taktsang in the morning. The monastery also known as “Tiger’s Nest” seems to be glued to the rock on the mountains. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche, messenger of Buddhism, came here on a tiger all the way from Tibet. There’s a rich history that surrounds this mythology. This place is very popular pilgrimage place for Bhutanese. From Takstang we will return to Paro to visit Ta Dzong National Museum. We will then walk to Rngpung Dzong—almost four hundred years monastery built by the founder of Bhutan.
Day 07: Taktsang – Thimphu
After morning breakfast we will drive to Thimpu—situated at 2400m above sea level, it is capital of Bhutan. On our way we will drop by Simtokonha Dzong. Simtokonha Dzong was built by the 17th century Bhutanese spiritual and secular head named Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. We will also visit Tashicho Dzong, the building was rebuilt later in 1961 after it was dismantle by earthquake. Today Tashicho Dzong is premier administrative and religious center. It is country’s biggest palace/monastery with 100 large halls that has country’s ministries, National Assembly hall, and King’s court. The place is also home to Je Khempo and 200o of his monks over summer. Post office and school for Thankamaler is also nearby, here you can buy the coveted Bhutnese stamps. Overnight in Thimpu.
Day 08: Thimphu – Paro – Kathmandu.
After exploring the rich culture capsulated by the rich Bhutanese history and religion, today we make our way back to Paro. If we get time on our way back we will also visit Ayurvedic hospital. We will finally fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 09: Kathmandu – Pokhara
After breakfast drive through an impressive mountain landscape, through the peaceful villages, to Pokhara 200 km.The city is located directly on Lake Fewa and you have a wonderful close view of the mountain panorama of Annapurna- massif. From here, numerous hiking trails begin in the Annapurna area. Overnight in Pokhara
Day 10: In Pokhara:
After breakfast, one hour boating on Fewa Lake and 45-minutehike to Peace pagoda temple and enjoy the serene view Annapurna Himalaya ranges from the top. Again45 minutes walk down to Pokhara and visit, International Mountain Museum, Devi’s Falls etc. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 11: Pokhara – Chitwan:
After breakfast we drive to Chitwan National park for 5 hours, transfer to the Jungle Lodge in Chitwan. After lunch, Jungle safari activities will start, followed by overnight in Chitwan.
Day 12: In Chitwan:
This will be a full day jungle activity that includes Elephant back safari, Elephant bathing, Elephant birding center visit, cannoning trip, jungle walk, village tour, culture programs and bird watching, followed by an overnight in Chitwan.
Day 13: Return to Kathmandu:
After breakfast drive back through again an impressive mountain landscape & drive along Trisuli River to Kathmandu. After 6-7 hours of drive we will finally reach Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 14: In Kathmandu:
After breakfast we will go for sightseeing tour to the most beautiful city in Kathmandu valley called Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is also listed in UN world heritage site. Here you can see the Durbar Square, the pottery market, the famous peacock window, as well as the five-storey Nyatapola: Nepal’s highest pagoda. The tour proceeds to Patan in the afternoon. Patan is enlisted in UNESCO world heritage site.It is one of the oldest Buddhist cities in the world and is also home to ancient temples and palaces. Patan is also known as Lalitpur, which means beautiful city in an ancient local language. Here you can see the Durbar Square, the Golden temple, Mahabouddha Temlee, also known as Thousand Buddha Temple, as well as the another five-storey Kumbheshwor Temple: Nepal’s second highest pagoda. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Final Departure: Transfer to the airport and flight back home