KATHMANDU 03 NIGHTS + BHUTAN 05 NIGHTS WITH TAKTSANG: 03

(08 NIGHTS / 09 DAYS)

Day 01: KATHMANDU
Morning arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu. Meet, assist at the airport then transfer to the Hotel. Briefing on tour itinerary. Afternoon sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swoyambhunath. Overnight.

Day 02: KATHMANDU
Morning sightseeing of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Afternoon Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath.

DAY 03:  KATHMANDU – PARO (1.5 hrs flight) – THIMPU (65 KM/ 1 hr)
Morning fly to Paro, you will be received by our representative. Afternoon drive to Thimphu. Check into hotel. In the evening, visit Tashichho Dzong (Fortress), the main secretariat building. This massive structure houses the King’s office, Throne Room. Overnight.

DAY  04: THIMPU
Morning sightseeing, you will discover the beauty of Thimphu and its treasures epitomized in the historic and massive structures such as the largest Buddha Statue at Buddha point, Memorial Chorten (Stupa), the 12th century, National Postal Museum, Handicraft emporium. Afternoon drive up to the BBS tower view point and enjoy the stunning view of the entire Thimphu town. On the drive back, stop at the mini takin zoo (Takin is the national animal of Bhutan).

DAY 05: THIMPU – PUNAKHA (77 KM/ 3 hrs)
Morning drive to Punakha (77 kms and the drive takes about 3 hours). On the way, stop at Dochula pass (3100 m) to view the most beautiful view of the entire Eastern Himalayan Mountain ranges. Besides, you will also get to see the 108 Miniature Stupas at Dochula Pass. On reaching Punakha visit the Punakha Dzong. Afternoon visit Chimi Lhakhang. Overnight.

DAY 06: PUNAKHA – PARO (142 KM/ 4 hrs)
Morning drive back to Paro. Afternoon sightseeing of National Museum (Ta-Dzong), Rinpung Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, In the evening stroll around Paro Town. Overnight.

DAY 07: TAKSHANG
Morning visit to (short trek) Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) – (10 kms) from Paro Town. On the way back drive to Drugyal Dzong (a ruined fortress-16 kms away from Paro town. In the evening stroll around Paro Town.

DAY 08: PARO – KATHMDNU (1 hr)
Morning fly back to Kathmandu. Afternoon Patan Durbar Square and Golden Temple.
Evening Farewell Nepalese dinner with culture dance.

Day 09: KATHMANDU
On time departure transfer to the airport.