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Nepal and Bhutan are two south Asian countries that is rich is culture and natural beauty. This both countries have distinct features that stands out from the rest of the world. There are number heritage that are enlisted in UNESCO heritage site.
Highlights of the trip
Nepal is known for its mountain and culture. There number of places and structure that is fascinating to the foreigners. Century old temple and monasteries, cultural diversity with diverse features make its attractive tourist destination. The unmatched beauty of Nepal’s nature is well known to all.
In other hand, Bhutan is a small country that is not very open to outer world. It have its culture and natural beauty in pristine condition. This country have very less influence of outer world. It is a Buddhist country with lot of monasteries and culture that preserve Buddhism. It is known for its people and their happiness. Their success is rated Gross National Happiness (GNP) unlike to rest of world, GDP.
Itinerary are based on standard itinerary. It can be customized according to the need of the clients. Please feel free to contact us for customization.
Arrival in Kathmandu and pick up and transfer to hotel by office representative. Hang around Thamel on availability of time. Acquire and prepare necessary gear for the trip.
Kathmandu is full of sites to visit. We will visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. This four world heritage is go to destination to any tourists. Pahsupainath is Hindu Temple.
Pashupatinath Temple: It is a Hindu temple located in the bank of Holy River Bagmati. It is a scared Temple for Hindus. It is one of the most important religious site that is visited by many devotees every year. The rituals that are performed on daily basis which is main attraction of the site.
Boudhanath: It is a religious site of Buddhist. It is one of the largest spherical stupas in the world. Praying flags and wheel with numbers of monasteries gives its unique character. There are number of small handicrafts shops and restaurants surrounding the stupa.
Swoyambhunath: It is also another important site of Buddhist as well as Hindu. It is Stupa locate in top of hill. There are number of Hindu temple surrounding the Stupa. It gives good view of Kathmandu on clear day.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: It is an historical as well as religiously important site. It is an ancient Royal palace surrounded by number of Hindu and Buddhist temples.
Thimphu is a small, charming capital city nestled in the heart of the Himalayas with a population of about 100,000 people. Thimphu is capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce. It is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Although not what one expects from a capital city, Thimphu is still a fitting and lively place. Home to civil servants, expatriates and monk body, Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style.
Check into hotel, have some refreshment and visit the following Places:
Memorial Chorten: This stupa was built in 1974 in the memory of Bhutan’s third King, His Late Majesty the King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy.
Buddha Point: Visit the world’s largest sitting Buddha, an immense statue housing a monastery and visitors center. Enjoy a stunning view of Thimphu city from this point. After Lunch we will continue to do the following sightseeing.
School of Thirteen Arts & Crafts: It is the primary center of learning for Bhutanese artists. Depending upon the student’s interest, one can specialize in any of the thirteen arts and crafts, including painting, weaving, sculptures, blacksmithing, embroidery, etc. It is the best place for visitors to learn about traditional Bhutanese arts and crafts. On a visit, one can see students learning the various skills taught at the school. Notification from Zorig Chusum
National Textile Museum: This museum is worth a visit to learn about Bhutan’s living national art of weaving. The ground floor focuses on cham costumes, while the upper floor introduces the major weaving techniques, styles of local dress and type of textiles made by women and men. There is usually a small group of weavers working their looms inside the shop, which features work from the renowned weaving centre of Lhuentse in northeastern Bhutan
Tashichho Dzong: Tashichho Dzong has been the seat of the government since 1952 and presently houses the throne room and offices of the king, the secretariat and the ministries of home affairs and finance. Other government departments are housed in buildings nearby.
Morning: Hike to Cheri Monastery. Drive to north of Thimphu Valley (15kms) and hike to Cheri Monastery for 30 – 45mins.
Cheri Monastery was established in 1620 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The monastery is now a major teaching and retreat center of the Southern Drukpa Kagyu sect. The Monastery serves as the monastic school for study of Buddhist Philosophy, metaphysics, mathematics, poets and many other Buddhist studies. According to legend or history of Bhutan the place was first visited by Padmasambhava in the 8th century. In the 13th century it was visited by Phajo Drugom Zhigpo the Tibetan Lama who first established the Drukpa Kagyu tradition in Bhutan. Zhabdrung spent three years in strict retreat at the monastery and stayed for many years.
National Takin Reserve: Hike or drive up the National Takin Reserve where a herd of Bhutan’s national animals reside. Legend has it that the Takin is a cross between a goat and a buffalo, but biologists agree that its nearest relative is the arctic musk ox. This bizarre beast looks as if it was assembled from parts of several animals and vaguely resembles an American bison tinged in golden fur. Male Takins have been known to hide by lying spread-eagle on the ground.
Centenary Farmer’s weekends Market: Talk a walk through this market and shop/interact with the local farmers. Thimphu’s new weekend market is by far the largest domestic market for the farmers in Bhutan. Farmers come from all over the country to sell their farm products in the market. With its wide assortment of fresh, organic produce, the Farmer’s Market has become a favorite spot for tourists and a recreational place for people from all walks of life. Nearby, across a cantilever footbridge, Kuendeyling Bazaam, to the west bank is a collection of stalls selling clothing, textiles and handicrafts.
Evening: Watch an Archery Game at Changlimithang Stadium. Archery is the National Sport which is widely played during the weekends. If for some reason, there is no archery match on this day, we can arrange one while we are at Paro if you are interested.
Tiger’s Nest or Taktshang is one of the top must visit place. It is landmark of Bhutan, It is monastery build on granite cliff which is 1000 meter above the valley. It is believe to be built by Buddhist monk Guru Rinpoche.
We will take flight back to Kathmandu and visit two different site. Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Dubar Square
Patan Durbar Square: It is ancient royal palace site. It is filled with number of religious important temples
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Bhaktapur is a small ancient city. It has ancient palace and filled with number of Hindu temples. There are numbers of festivals throughout the year in this city.
Journey with us end here. Office representative will take you to International airport for final departure as per schedule requirement.
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