BHUTAN – Land of thunder dragon

Trip Overview

A spectacular trek combined with the cultural and natural highlights of Bhutan,

We visit Bhutan with its unique cultural heritage, natural beauty and a place where only a lucky few get to explore its incredible trekking routes. Our journey gives us an insight into Bhutanese life by visiting attractive towns with their splendid dzongs (monasteries/forts) and easy trekking along a classic Himalayan route. The four-day trek follows the ancient high-level route between Paro and Thimpu. We trek through splendid rhododendron forests, crossing several passes including the Phume La. En route we pass yak herders settlements and camp beside clear blue mountain lakes with splendid views of the peaks which border Tibet including Gangar Punsum and Jichudrake. In Paro we visit to Takstang Monastery and in Thimpu we visit the impressive Tashichodzong. The spring and autumn departures visit the Paro or Thimpu festivals respectively.

Day to Day Activity

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu.
Day 02: Fly to Paro,
Day 03: Hike to Takstang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery.
Day 04: March departure full day at Paro Festival.
Day 05: Trek to Jele Dzong.
Day 06: Trek to Jangchu Laka.
Day 07: Trek to Janye Tsho.
Day 08: Trek to Labana,
Day 09: End trek and drive to Thimpu.
Day 10: Sightseeing in Thimpu and drive to Paro.
Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 12: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Depart Kathmandu.

Note: You only get Bed and Breakfast in Kathmandu. You’re on full board supported camping trek in Bhutan.

Trip Highlight

» Scenic flight to and from Paro viewing half of the eastern Himalaya including Everest
» A short classic trek through the beautiful Bhutanese countryside
» An opportunity to gain an insight into the unique culture of the people
» Experience the countries two most famous and colorful cultural highlights, the Paro Dzong and Thimpu's Memorial Chorten
» Experience Bhutan's colorful, vibrant festivals
» Visit the incredible Taktsang 'Tiger's Nest' Monastery

Itinerary
  • 11TH TO 24TH MARCH (INCLUDES PARO FESTIVALS),

    Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu,
    Check in to your Hotel (Yak and Yeti) right in the centre of the town, just off Thamel. It’s easy to get all the important sights in Kathmandu valley.CH,
    Overnight Exclusive 5 Star Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast

    Day 02: Fly to Paro,
    We fly to Paro today. If the weather is clear, we should get a fantastic view of much of the eastern half of the Himalaya, including Everest, Kanchenjunga and Chomolhari (Jhomolhari). After completing visa formalities in Paro, we transfer to our hotel. The Paro valley is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Bhutan. Its blue pine-covered hills and attractive, solidly built farmhouses among the paddy fields are dominated by the massive dzong, or fort. This afternoon we aim to visit the Paro Dzong and the National Museum above it. Paro Dzong is one of Bhutan's most impressive, and the finest example of Bhutanese architecture you will see. The inward sloping walls form a massive structure that towers over the town. Built in the 17th century it was one of Bhutan's strongest and most important fortresses and it was used on several occasions to defend the Paro Valley from invasions by Tibet. Formally the meeting hall for the National Assembly, the dzong now houses a monastic school and district government offices. Scenes from the 1995 film 'Little Buddha' were filmed in the dzong. West of the dzong, a traditional wooden covered bridge called Nyamal Zam, a reconstruction of the original bridge, which was washed away in a flood in 1969. The most famous pictures of Paro Dzong are taken from the west bank of the river, just downstream from the bridge. At the top of the hill above the dzong is the old watchtower known locally as Ta Dzong. Originally built in 1656, it was renovated in 1968 by King Jigme Dorje Wangchuk to house the National Museum. This round building is said to be in the shape of a conch shell and there is a specific route to follow throughout the entire building, which ensures that you walk clockwise around important images. Inside the museum there is a spectacular collection of thangkas, an extensive philatelic collection, a temple, which depicts the history of Buddhism, ancient bronze and stone objects and displays of weapons captured during the Tibetan invasions. (Please note that if there are flight delays we have time tomorrow to visit the dzong and museum). SH
    Overnight Simple Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 03: Visit Takstang 'Tiger's Nest' Monastery,
    Today we will have the chance to hike to the Takstang Monastery. The Takstang, or 'Tigers Nest' Monastery, is perched on the ledge of a cliff high above the Paro Valley. Partly destroyed by fire in 1998, it has now been completely restored to its former magnificence. We hike to a viewpoint where there is a small cafe for the classic views of the monastic buildings which cling almost impossibly to the cliff wall opposite. For the energetic there is the chance to walk even higher to the actual monastery. SH
    Overnight Simple Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 04: Enjoy Paro Festival,
    We spend all of today at the spectacular Paro festival. This is the most famous festival in Bhutan and thousands of people gather to see the monks dressed in colourful brocade, silk costumes and wearing painted masks re-enact the story of the gompa's particular divinity though music and dance. For several days there are masked dances, prayer meetings and a general carnival atmosphere prevails as many villagers arrive to meet old friends. SH,
    Overnight Simple Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 05:Trek to Jele Dzong,
    Today we start our trek. After breakfast we have a short drive to the road head at the ancient Ta Dzong watchtower (2510m). The first day’s trekking is quite hard as we gain quite a lot of height and it’s all the way uphill. From Ta Dzong it is a gentle one hour climb to a fork in the trail. The trail then climbs steeply up to our camp just below Jele Dzong (3450m). If the weather is clear we can the whole of the Paro Valley below and in the distance is Chomolhari. 4 to 5 hours walking. FC
    Overnight Camp, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 06: Trek to Jangchu Lakha,
    After breakfast we have time to explore the Jele Dzong and we may be lucky to be allowed inside. Our days walk begins with a climb through thick rhododendron forest to the Jele La (3490m) and onto a saddle at 3590m. We may even see yak herders here and there are great views of Chomolhari. Look out for the colourful Monal Pheasants which inhabit the forests. Our camp tonight is the yak herders’ camp called Jangchu Lakha. Approx 5 to 6 hours walking. FC,
    Overnight Camp, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 07: Trek to Janye Tsho,
    After breakfast we descend for a couple of hours to the Jimilang Tsho stream - look out for blood pheasants. Crossing the stream the trail zig zags to Janye Tsho from where we start to climb again all the way to our camp at Janya Tsho (3780m). There are many different paths today – some only suitable for trekkers and not for pack animals. We leave the main trail and take a shorter route to Janya Tsho, where there are several yak herders huts. From camp we should have wonderful views back to Jel dzong and the mountains ahead. Look out for Blue
    Sheep at the campsite. Approx 4-5 hours walking. FC,
    Overnight Camp, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 08: Trek to Labana,
    A fairly easy day to day with great mountain views. The trail undulates all day through the forest and past Simtoka Lake to our camp at Labana (4130m). Far below us is the Thimpu Valley. Approx 4-5hours walking. FC,
    Overnight Camp, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 09: End trek and drive to Thimpu,
    The trail today climbs gradually up to the Labana Pass at 4210m (the highest point of this trek) from where we traverse the hillside with great mountain views. On a clear day we should see Gangar Punsum, the highest mountain in Bhutan and Kanchenjunga. A long descent through forests of blue pine brings past Phajoding monastery to the end of our trek at Motithang, just above Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan. We should reach our hotel by mid afternoon. The evening is free to explore Thimpu. Approx 4 – 5 hours walking. SH
    Overnight Simple Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 10: Sightseeing in Thimpu,
    We spend most of today visiting the main sights of the Capital town including the Tashicho dzong, which is the centre of the Bhutanese Governement, the Memorial Chorten, which was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, Simtokha dzong and a painting school. In the late afternoon, we have a short drive back to Paro. SH,
    Overnight Simple Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu,
    Today we fly back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is free to explore Durbar square, the temples and local markets of Kathmandu or go shopping. CH,
    Overnight Exclusive 5 Star Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast

    Day 12: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.

    Today, there is a half day guided tour to visit the old part of Kathmandu Durbar Square in the heart of the old city. Here is the old Royal palace, with its intricate woodcarving and four fine towers. There’re several Hindu temples to house for different Hindu deities and images including the resident for Kumari, the young girl who is revered as a living Goddess from mid 18th century. You’ll get magnificent example of Nepali architecture from medieval period around this Durbar square. Leading away from the square in all directions are narrow alleys, full of the most amazing variety of shops and stalls.
    You’re free in the afternoon to visit the most important Hindu temple in the valley at Pashupatinath, one of the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world at Bodnath or you may wish to visit the monkey temple at Swayambunath. CH,
    Overnight Comfortable Hotel (CH), included meal: Breakfast,

    Day 13:
    Depart Kathmandu,
    The trip ends after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to the Airport for the flight back home.
    Included meal: Breakfast,

    27TH SEPTEMBER TO 10TH OCTOBER (INCLUDES THIMPU FESTIVAL)

    This departure has one extra day in Bhutan, which is used to visit Punakha and Wandi Phodrang.

    Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu,
    Check in to your Hotel (Yak and Yeti) right in the centre of the town, just off Thamel. It’s easy to get all the important sights in Kathmandu valley.CH,
    Overnight Exclusive 5 Star Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast

    Day 02
    : Fly to Paro,
    We fly to Paro today. If the weather is clear, we should get a fantastic view of much of the eastern half of the Himalaya, including Everest, Kanchenjunga and Chomolhari (Jhomolhari). After completing visa formalities in Paro, we transfer to our hotel. The Paro valley is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Bhutan. Its blue pine-covered hills and attractive, solidly built farmhouses among the paddy fields are dominated by the massive dzong, or fort. This afternoon we aim to visit the Paro Dzong and the National Museum above it. Paro Dzong is one of Bhutan’s most impressive, and the finest example of Bhutanese architecture you will see. The inward sloping walls form a massive structure that towers over the town. Built in the 17th century it was one of Bhutan’s strongest and most important fortresses and it was used on several occasions to defend the Paro Valley from invasions by Tibet. Formally, the meeting hall for the National Assembly, the dzong now houses a monastic school and district government offices. Scenes from the 1995 film ‘Little Buddha’ were filmed in the dzong. West of the dzong a traditional wooden covered bridge called Nyamal Zam, a reconstruction of the original bridge, which was washed away in a flood in 1969. The most famous pictures of Paro Dzong are taken from the west bank of the river, just downstream from the bridge. At the top of the hill above the dzong is the old watchtower known locally as Ta Dzong. Originally built in 1656, it was renovated in 1968 by King Jigme Dorje Wangchuk to house the National Museum. This round building is said to be in the shape of a conch shell and there is a specific route to follow throughout the entire building, which ensures that you walk clockwise around important images. Inside the museum, there is a spectacular collection of Thangkas, an extensive philatelic collection, a temple, which depicts the history of Buddhism, ancient bronze and stone objects and displays of weapons captured during the Tibetan invasions. (Please note that if there are flight delays we have time tomorrow to visit the dzong and museum). SH,
    Overnight Simple Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 03: Visit Takstang 'Tiger's Nest' Monastery,
    Today we will have the chance to hike to the Takstang Monastery. The Takstang, or ‘Tigers Nest’ Monastery, is perched on the ledge of a cliff high above the Paro Valley. Partly destroyed by fire in 1998, it has now been completely restored to its former magnificence. We hike to a viewpoint where there is a small cafe for the classic views of the monastic buildings, which cling almost impossibly to the cliff wall opposite. For the energetic there is the chance to walk even higher to the actual monastery. SH,
    Overnight Simple Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 04: Trek to Jele Dzong,
    Today we start our trek. After breakfast we have a short drive to the road head at the ancient Ta Dzong watchtower (2510m). The first day’s trekking is quite hard as we gain quite a lot of height and it’s all the way uphill. From Ta Dzong it is a gentle one-hour climb to a fork in the trail. The trail then climbs steeply up to our camp just below Jele Dzong (3450m). If the weather is clear we can the whole of the Paro Valley below and in the distance is Chomolhari. 4 to 5 hours walking. FC,
    Overnight Camp, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 05: Trek to Jangchu Lakha,
    After breakfast we have time to explore the Jele Dzong and we may be lucky to be allowed inside. Our days walk begins with a climb through thick rhododendron forest to the Jele La (3490m) and onto a saddle at 3590m. We may even see yak herders here and there are great views of Chomolhari. Look out for the colourful Monal Pheasants which inhabit the forests. Our camp tonight is the yak herders’ camp called Yangchow Lakha. Approx 5 to 6 hours walking. FC,
    Overnight Camp, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 06: Trek to Janye Tsho,
    After breakfast we descend for a couple of hours to the Jimilang Tsho stream - look out for blood pheasants. Crossing the stream the trail zig zags to Janye Tsho from where we start to climb again all the way to our camp at Janya Tsho (3780m). There are many different paths
    Today- some only suitable for trekkers and not for pack animals. We leave the main trail and take a shorter route to Janya Tsho, where there are several yak herders huts. From camp we should have wonderful views back to Jel dzong and the mountains ahead. Look out for Blue
    Sheep at the campsite. Approx 4-5 hours walking. FC,
    Overnight Camp, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 07: Trek to Labana,
    A fairly easy day today with great mountain views. The trail undulates all day through the forest and past Simtoka Lake to our camp at Labana (4130m). Far below us is the Thimpu Valley. Approx 4-5hours walking. FC,
    Overnight Camp, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 08: End Trek and drive to Thimpu,
    The trail today climbs gradually up to the Labana Pass at 4210m (the highest point of this trek) from where we traverse the hillside with great mountain views. On a clear day we should see Gangar Punsum, the highest mountain in Bhutan and Kanchenjunga. A long descent through forests of blue pine brings past Phajoding monastery to the end of our trek at Motithang, just above Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan. We should reach our hotel by mid afternoon. The evening is free to explore Thimpu. Approx 4 – 5 hours walking. SH,
    Overnight Simple Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 09 Enjoy Thimpu Festival
    We spend most of the day at the Thimpu Festival, which takes place in the Tashicho dzong, which is the centre of the Bhutanese Government. Hundreds gather to see the monks dressed in colourful brocade, silk costumes and wearing painted masks re-enact the stories relating to gompas, though music and dance. There are masked dances, prayer meetings and a general carnival atmosphere as many villagers arrive to meet old friends and catch up with the mountain gossip. SH,
    Overnight Simple Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 10: Visit Wangdi Phodrang and Punakha,
    If we did not do so yesterday, we will visit the Memorial Chorten in Thimpu, which was built in 1974 to honors the memory of the third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. From Thimpu the road goes south to Simtokha. Across the valley perched on a hill stands Simthokha Dzong. Built in 1629 it is said to be the first dzong built in Bhutan. The road then climbs towards the Dochu La (3140m), which is marked by a large array of prayer flags and on a clear day offers a panoramic
    view of the Bhutan Himalaya including Gangkar Puensum (7541m), the highest mountain inside Bhutan. After the pass the vegetation changes dramatically from oak and blue pine to a mountain forest of rhododendron, alder and fir. The road winds down through small villages to the road junction at Metshina. On the way, we will stop at Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan. Punakha Dzong was the second dzong built in Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built
    between two rivers and has survived fires, an earthquake and a glacial flood. Along the way it has been repaired and added to and has several interesting features to protect it against invasion. We will spend most of the afternoon here and then drive to our hotel in
    Wangdi Phodrang, formally the country’s secondary capital, set on an exposed promontory overlooking the river. SH,
    Overnight Simple Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 11: Drive to Paro,
    This morning we will visit the imposing Wangdi Dzong situated on top of a high ridge between the Punak Chu and the Dang Chu. In the afternoon we drive back via Thimpu to Paro. SH,
    Overnight Simple Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu,
    Today we fly back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is free to explore the Durbar Square, the temples and local markets of Kathmandu or go shopping. CH,
    Overnight Exclusive 5 Star Hotel, included meal: Breakfast,

    Day 13: Depart Kathmandu,
    The trip ends after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to the Airport for the flight back home.
    Included meal: Breakfast,

    2ND TO 15TH OCTOBER (INCLUDES THIMPU FESTIVAL)

    Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu,
    Check in to your Hotel (Yak and Yeti) right in the centre of the town, just off Thamel. It’s easy to get all the important sights in Kathmandu valley.CH,
    Overnight Exclusive 5 Star Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast

    Day 02: Fly to Paro,
    We fly to Paro today. If the weather is clear, we should get a fantastic view of much of the eastern half of the Himalaya, including Everest, Kanchenjunga and Chomolhari (Jhomolhari). After completing visa formalities in Paro, we transfer to our hotel. The Paro valley is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Bhutan. Its blue pine-covered hills and attractive, solidly built farmhouses among the paddy fields are dominated by the massive dzong, or fort. This afternoon we aim to visit the Paro Dzong and the National Museum above it. Paro Dzong is one of Bhutan’s most impressive, and the finest example of Bhutanese architecture you will see. The inward sloping walls form a massive structure that towers over the town. Built in the 17th century it was one of Bhutan’s strongest and most important fortresses and it was used on several occasions to defend the Paro Valley from invasions by Tibet. Formally the meeting hall for the National Assembly, the dzong now houses a monastic school and district government offices. Scenes from the 1995 film ‘Little Buddha’ were filmed in the dzong. West of the dzong a traditional wooden covered bridge called Nyamal Zam, a reconstruction of the original bridge, which was washed away in a flood in 1969. The most famous pictures of Paro Dzong are taken from the west bank of the river, just downstream from the bridge. At the top of the hill above the dzong is the old watchtower known locally as Ta Dzong. Originally built in 1656, it was renovated in 1968 by King Jigme Dorje Wangchuk to house the National Museum. This round building is said to be in the shape of a conch shell and there is a specific route to follow throughout the entire building, which ensures that you walk clockwise around important images. Inside the museum there is a spectacular collection of Thangkas, an extensive philatelic collection, a temple, which depicts the history of Buddhism, ancient bronze and stone objects and displays of weapons captured during the Tibetan invasions. (Please note that if there are flight delays we have time tomorrow to visit the dzong and museum). SH,
    Overnight Simple Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 03: Visit Takstang ‘Tigers Nest’ Monastery,
    Today we will have the chance to hike to the Takstang Monastery. The Takstang, or ‘Tigers Nest’ Monastery, is perched on the ledge of a cliff high above the Paro Valley. Partly destroyed by fire in 1998, it has now been completely restored to its former magnificence. We hike to a viewpoint where there is a small cafe for the classic views of the monastic buildings, which cling almost impossibly to the cliff wall opposite. For the energetic there is the chance to walk even higher to the actual monastery. In the late afternoon we have a short drive (approximately 1.5 hours) to Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan. SH,
    Overnight Simple Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 04: Enjoy Thimpu Festival,
    We spend all of today at the spectacular Thimpu Festival. This is one of the most famous festival in Bhutan and thousands of people gather to see the monks dressed in colourful brocade, silk costumes and wearing painted masks re-enact the story of the gompa’s particular divinity though music and dance. For several days there are masked dances, prayer meetings and a general carnival atmosphere prevails as many villagers arrive to meet old friends. SH, Overnight Simple Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 05: Trek to Jele Dzong,
    Today we start our trek. After breakfast, we have a short drive to the road head at the ancient Ta Dzong watchtower (2510m). The first day’s trekking is quite hard as we gain quite a lot of height and it’s all the way uphill. From Ta Dzong it is a gentle one hour climb to a fork in the trail. The trail then climbs steeply up to our camp just below Jele Dzong (3450m). If the weather is clear we can the whole of the Paro Valley below and in the distance is Chomolhari. 4 to 5 hours walking. FC,
    Overnight Camp, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 06: Trek to Jangchu Lakha,
    After breakfast we have time to explore the Jele Dzong and we may be lucky to be allowed inside. Our days walk begins with a climb through thick rhododendron forest to the Jele La (3490m) and onto a saddle at 3590m. We may even see yak herders here and there are great views of Chomolhari. Look out for the colourful Monal Pheasants, which inhabit the forests. Our camp tonight is the yak herders’ camp called Jangchu Lakha. Approx 5 to 6 hours walking. FC,
    Overnight Camp, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 07: Trek to Janye Tsho,
    After breakfast we descend for a couple of hours to the Jimilang Tsho stream - look out for blood pheasants. Crossing the stream the trail zig zags to Janye Tsho from where we start to climb again all the way to our camp at Janya Tsho (3780m). There are many different paths
    today – some only suitable for trekkers and not for pack animals. We leave the main trail and take a shorter route to Janya Tsho, where there are several yak herders huts. From camp we should have wonderful views back to Jel dzong and the mountains ahead. Look out for Blue
    Sheep at the campsite. Approx 4-5 hours walking. FC,
    Overnight Camp, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 08: Trek to Labana,
    A fairly easy day today with great mountain views. The trail undulates all day through the forest and past Simtoka Lake to our camp at Labana (4130m). Far below us is the Thimpu Valley. Approx 4-5hours walking. FC,
    Overnight Camp, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 09: End Trek and drive to Thimpu,
    The trail today climbs gradually up to the Labana Pass at 4210m (the highest point of this trek) from where we traverse the hillside with great mountain views. On a clear day, we should see Gangar Punsum, the highest mountain in Bhutan and Kanchenjunga. A long descent through forests of blue pine brings past Phajoding monastery to the end of our trek at Motithang, just above Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan. We should reach our hotel by mid afternoon. The evening is free to explore Thimpu. Approx 4-5 hours walking. SH,
    Overnight Simple Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 10: Drive back to Paro,
    We spend the morning sightseeing in Thimpu including the Memorial Chorten, which was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, We drive back to Paro and have time to visit Kyichu monastery and any other sights we did not see at the start of the trip. SH,
    Overnight Simple Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu,
    Today we fly back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is free to explore Durbar square, the temples and local markets of Kathmandu or go shopping. CH,
    Overnight Exclusive 5 Star Hotel, included meal: Breakfast,

    Day 12: Sightseeing in Kathmandu,
    Today, there is a half day guided tour to visit the old part of Kathmandu Durbar Square in the heart of the old city. Here is the old Royal palace, with its intricate woodcarving and four fine towers. There’re several Hindu temples to house for different Hindu deities and images including the resident for Kumari, the young girl who is revered as a living Goddess from mid 18th century. You’ll get magnificent example of Nepali architecture from medieval period around this Durbar square. Leading away from the square in all directions are narrow alleys, full of the most amazing variety of shops and stalls.
    You’re free in the afternoon to visit the most important Hindu temple in the valley at Pashupatinath, one of the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world at Bodnath or you may wish to visit the monkey temple at Swayambunath. CH,
    Overnight Exclusive 5 Star Hotel, included meal: Breakfast,

    Day 13: Depart Kathmandu,
    The trip ends after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to the Airport for the flight back home. Included meal: Breakfast,

Include/Exclude

Price Includes

» Arrival and departure transportation
» Accommodation in Kathmandu and Bhutan
» All transportation, entrance fees and Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Bhutan
» Return flight to Bhutan
» All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), Tea, Coffee in Bhutan
» Food, accommodation, salary and insurance for the local staff
» All Camping equipment
» All transportation by private bus

Price Excludes

» Meals in Kathmandu
» Travel insurance (compulsory)
» International Airfare
» Nepal entry Visa fee
» Personal expenses,laundry, alcoholic drinks, cold drinks and mineral water,
» Tips for guide and porter

Equipment List

You can bring your personal clothing if you already have them with you,if not it's worth buying all below mentioned clothing and equipments here in Kathmandu in good rates and your guide will help you with it.You will have plenty of time before the trek to buy stuffs in Kathmandu(thamel). 

 PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS FOR TREKKING 

  • Fleece beanie
  • sun glasses
  • Chapstick / Sunscreen
  • Face mask or Scarf
  • Hand towel
  • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
  • Cold weather down jacket below waist
  • Fleece jacket and trouser
  • Trekking trouser
  • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
  • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom
  • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
  • Socks and under wears
  • Trekking boot
  • Runners
  • Head torch
  • Personal medical kit
  • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
  • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
  • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
  • Day pack  Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Latest News
TAAN Pokhara Chapter Explored New Trail
A team of Trekking Agencies'' Association of Nepal (TAAN) Western Regional Association Pokhara has explored a new trekking trail that starts from Kushma of Parbat and ends at Baskharka of Myagdi district.

A 17-member team led by Narayan Sapkota, former president of TAAN Pokhara, started the exploration with a drive to Kushma from Pokhara. From Kushma, the walk started toward Banau (2150 meters) through Ghumti, Bagaicha, Bhatebari, Dhakdhake and Sidhali
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