Soar to new heights as you embark on a breathtaking scenic flight over the towering Mount Everest.
Hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery, a sacred buddhist site also known as Paro Taktsang, overlooking the Paro Valley.
At the Nalanda Buddhist Institute, learn about Buddhism first-hand with the monks, followed by a meditation class.
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Arrive in Kolkata, gateway to your adventure through Bhutan and Nepal. We’ll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
Stay: Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport
Board your included flight to the Kingdom of Bhutan this morning, where you’re met on arrival and transferred to your hotel in the Bhutanese capital of Thimphu. There’s a stop en route in Chuzom to admire its stupas (Buddhist shrines) and a visit to Tachogang Monastery, before checking into your renowned hotel. Later, tour city sights including the National Institute for Zorig Chusum, the National Library and the Folk Heritage Museum.
Stay: Three Nights, Thimphu, Taj TashiDaily :
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. Then gain insight into the local industry as you visit the Handmade Paper Factory.
There’s much to discover around Thimphu today including a stop at the National Memorial Chorten. After lunch, visit Buddha Point before travelling to the Mothihang Takin Preserve to meet the takin, the national animal of Bhutan. Round off the day by walking the Sangaygang-Wangditze nature trail. From Sangaygang’s viewpoint, the Thimphu Valley stretches out before you.Daily :
Enjoy an interactive lesson with the monks of Pangri Zampa, whose students learn about astrology based on Buddhist philosophy.
After breakfast this morning, tour the fortress of Tashichho Dzong, built in 1641, which still holds court over the surrounding valley. Then visit the vibrant Centenary Farmers Market, packed with colourful handicrafts and local produce. Tonight, dine on Bhutanese specialties at your hotel.Daily :
As you travel to Punakha today, via the Dochula Pass, stupas stud sheer valleys, sacred mani walls detail the landscape and colourful prayer flags dance on mountain breezes. In Punakha, visit Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, a modern-day religious monument, before a raft ride takes you down the Mochu River. Then, enjoy a riverside lunch and a visit to Punakha Dzong, the Palace of Great Happiness.
Stay: Two Nights, Punakha, Dhensa Boutique ResortDaily :
Learn from monks at Nalanda Buddhist Institute followed by a meditation class.
Wind your way up to Talo village to meet with villagers and experience Bhutanese rural life. Stop via Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery perched high above the Punakha and Wangdue valleys before lunch back at your hotel. Later, explore the prayer wheels and intricate carvings at Chimi Lhakhang, a Buddhist monastery dating back to 1499.Daily :
Attend an exclusive cooking class and learn how to create Bhutanese delicacies.
Returning to Paro today, check into your hotel and enjoy lunch. This afternoon, visit the city’s former watchtowers, Ta Dzong and Paro Dzong, which are now fascinating museums housing extensive collections of national and historic artefacts.
Stay: Three Nights, Paro, Zhiwa Ling HeritageDaily :
Take your pick today. Travel to the cliffside Paro Taktsang or Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Take a journey through Bhutan’s highest road pass of Chele La for spectacular views, or relax at your hotel with a spa treatment. BL
Choose what you would like to do in Paro today.Daily :
Dress up in a traditional Bhutanese Kira to watch a mask dance cultural performance.
On a visit to the village of Lango, you‘ll find that tradition still informs much of Bhutanese daily life. Later, enjoy a refreshing stop for lunch and to tour a local brewery. Enjoy dinner tonight.Daily :
Hear from a mountaineer who has conquered Mt Everest.
Wave good bye to Bhutan as you board your included flight to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Touch down with time for a city tour, which includes Durbar Square, and a rickshaw ride through Thamel Market. Tonight, dine on Nepalese cuisine.
Stay: Two Nights, Kathmandu, Dwarika’s HotelDaily :
Early this morning, enjoy a scenic flight over Mount Everest.
Visit Patan Durbar Square and join your preferred workshop such as thangka painting, pottery or stone carving.
Choose which experience you would prefer to do today.Daily :
This morning, fly to Bharatpur and transfer to Chitwan National Park. After lunch, head to a nearby river for a tranquil canoeing safari. Rhinos, Asian elephants and birdlife are just some of the many wildlife species found along the riverbanks. Tonight, relax and enjoy a Tharu stick dance performance.
Stay: Two Nights, Chitwan, Taj Meghauli SeraiDaily :
Your jungle adventure continues this morning with a walking safari to spot native wildlife, and the chance to discuss your findings with a jungle expert.Daily :
Wing your way back to Kathmandu one last time, for a tour of the ancient city of Bhaktapur. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner.
Stay: Kathmandu, Dwarika’s HotelDaily :
We’ll meet and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.Daily :
Uncover a land of mythology with a stay at Taj Tashi, nestled in the folds of Bhutan’s Thimphu Valley.
Bordering Chitwan National Park, relax at Taj Meghauli Serai, which seamlessly blends with its surrounds.
Stay in central Kathmandu at Dwarika's Hotel, dedicated to the legacy of Nepali arts and craftsmanship.
It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.