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Luxury

Passage Through Bhutan and Nepal

Kolkata to Kathmandu
15 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: BN15
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
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Trip Highlights

Up in the Tiger's Nest

Admire traditional architecture within the breathtaking setting of the Tiger’s Nest in Paro.

Fly Over Mount Everest

Soar to new heights as you embark on a breathtaking scenic flight over the towering Mount Everest.

An Authentic Buddhist Moment

At the Nalanda Buddhist Institute, learn about Buddhism first-hand with the monks, followed by a meditation class.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in five destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Expert APT Tour Director
  • Finest dining - a total of 36 meals
  • Everything as detailed, including gratuities

Map & Itinerary

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Asia Map BN15 2019/20

Kolkata to Kathmandu

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

On arrival into Kolkata, be transferred to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Stay: Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport

Board your included flight to the Kingdom of Bhutan. On arrival, travel to your incredible hotel in Thimphu, which features Dzong architecture and classical hand-drawn Buddhist murals. Along the way, stop in Chuzom to admire its stupas. In the late afternoon, head to Kuensel Phodrang - Buddha Point, home to the gigantic golden figurine of Sakyamuni Buddha.

Stay: Three Nights, Thimphu, Taj Tashi

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an interactive lesson with the monks of Pangri Zamp, whose students learn about astrology based on Buddhist philosophy.


Embark on a city tour that takes in the National Library, the National Institute for Zorig Chusum and Folk Heritage Museum. Later, continue to the National Memorial Chorten and the fortress of Trashichhoe Dzong, built in 1641.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

At the National Textile Museum, choose from a guided tour; weaving demonstration; learn about the museum’s Dyeing Program; or view the private collection not on display to the public. You will then gain insight into the local industry as you visit the Handmade Paper Factory.


Venture to Sangaygang, offering vistas of the Thimphu valley. Afterwards, embark on a walk to Sangayang – Wangditse. Visit the Takin Reserve Centre, where you may see a takin, the national animal of Bhutan. After lunch, wander the numerous stalls of the Centenary Farmers’ Market, then visit the Bhutan Postal Museum Post Office.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Admire the stupas, mani walls and prayer flags amidst the spectacular views as you travel to Punakha. Pass numerous stupas as you head through Dochula Pass and visit the Royal Botanic Park. This afternoon, visit Punakha Dzong (Palace of Great Happiness), and the temple of Chimi Lhakhang.

Stay: Two Nights, Punakha, Dhensa Boutique Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

At the Nalanda Buddhist Institute, learn about Buddhism first-hand with the monks, followed by a meditation class.


A beautiful hike takes you to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. After a delicious lunch by the riverside, visit the Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery, before heading up the hill slopes to explore a Talo village.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

On your way to Paro, stop by the fortress of Simtokha Dzong. In Paro, visit the Weekend Market, Ta Dzong and Paro Dzong.

Stay: Three Nights, Paro, Zhiwa Ling Heritage

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Attend an exclusive cooking class and learn how to create Bhutanese delicacies.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose between a fascinating excursion to Taktshang Monastery or Tiger’s Nest; a journey through the highest road pass of Chele La; or relax with a soothing spa treatment.


Enjoy the day in Paro filled with included sightseeing.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, dress up in a traditional Bhutanese Kira as you watch a traditional mask dance cultural performance, followed by dinner.


Experience rural Bhutanese life with a visit to the village of Lango.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, meet with a mountain climber who has conquered Mount Everest and hear about their adventure.


Farewell Bhutan as you board your included flight to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Enjoy a city tour, which includes Narayanhiti Palace and a rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of the Thamel Market. Tonight, enjoy authentic Nepalese cuisine for dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Kathmandu, Dwarika’s Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Early this morning, enjoy a scenic flight over incredible Mount Everest.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit Patan Durbar Square and choose your workshop, ranging from: thangkas; khuturi; pottery; or stone carving.


Soak up the delights of Kathmandu today with included sightseeing.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fly to Bharatpur, then transfer to Chitwan. This afternoon, enjoy a boat safari through Chitwan National Park. Tonight, take in a Tharu stick dance performance.

Stay: Two Nights, Chitwan, Taj Meghauli Serai

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Embark on a walking safari to spot unique wildlife, and enjoy an interactive session with a jungle expert.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Fly back to Kathmandu and tour Bhaktapur. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Stay: Kathmandu, Dwarika’s Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Be transferred to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

In the Heart of Chitwan

On the banks of the river Rapti, Taj Meghauli Serai overlooks the rippling waters and the core of Chitwan National Park.

The Taj Tashi

Uncover a land of mythology with a stay at Taj Tashi, nestled in the folds of Bhutan’s Thimphu Valley.

Zhiwa Ling Heritage

Enjoy a stay at this hotel that perfectly blends traditional Bhutanese architecture with nature, culture and tradition.

From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit