13 Days Nepal Bhutan and India Tour

Kathmandu, Thimphu, Paro, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur

Tour Code: TAT-Bhutan-03

Tour Type: Private Tour

Price from: on request Free Inquiry

Tour Feature

  • Explore the magical Himalayan kingdoms: Nepal, Bhutan and India
  • Immerse in historical temples and stupas at Kathmandu Valley and experience the breathtaking views of the Himalayas in Nagarkot
  • Be stunned by the perfect blend of the religion and nature in the last Shangri-la of Bhutan
  • Be obsessed with the majestic Taj Mahal and Mughal forts in the most classic Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra & Jaipur)

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Day 1Arrival Kathmandu

Transfer service to hotel

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Kathmandu

Upon arriving, you will be greeted by our local English-speaking guide at the exit of Kathmandu airport, which is about 7-10 km only from Kathmandu downtown. It takes 20-30 minutes by driving from airport to hotel. Have welcome drinks and check in. If time permits you could visit nearby markets by yourself.

After check in take a visit to Boudhanath Temple. If time does not permit, it will be arranged on the last day before departure.

Day 2Kathmandu-Nagarkot

Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, The Lion Gate-Dating, The Golden Gate, The Palace of Fifty-five Windows, Nagarkot

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: In Kathmandu

After hotel breakfast, drive for 5 km southeast ward from Kathmandu to Patan, known as the city of fine arts. Patan is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. The diversity of the medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing here for today's visitors, such as Patan Durbar Square-The old palace of the medieval rulers of Patan, Krishna Mandir, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Mahaboudha, Patan Industrial Estate, known for handicrafts such as wood carvings, metalcraft, handwoven woolen carpets and thanka paintings. There is a shopping arcade where handicrafts are on exhibition.

In the afternoon, drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the plaza in front of the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom, one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then visit the best places in Bhaktapur, like The Lion Gate-Dating ,The Golden Gate, The Palace of Fifty-five Windows, The Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Batsala Devi Temple,ect.

In the late afternoon, take a short drive of about 20 minutes to Nagarkot, one of the nearest and most famous Mountain View point from Kathmandu. Enjoy the sunset over the Himalayas. The panorama of the major peaks of eastern Nepal Himalayas including Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest-if weather permits), can be seen from here). The Himalayan peaks Like Manaslu (8463 in). Ganesh Hinial (7111 in), Langtang(7246 in), Choba Bhanre(60l6 in), Gaurishanker (7134 m) and number (6957 in), are also clearly seen from Nagarkot). After check in enjoy sunset and walking around hotel.

Nagarkot Mountain View
Nagarkot Mountain View

Day 3Nagarkot-Kathmandu

Sunrise and Himalaya mountain view, Pashupatinath Temple, Guheswari Temple, Swayanmbhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Kathmandu

Early morning enjoy sunrise and Mountain View. You can choose to go to View tower which is just in 30 minutes walking distance one way [3km]. From here you can see more area including Mountains [altitude 2175m].

After breakfast drive to Kathmandu. In the afternoon, Have a visit to Pashupatinath Temple, the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal. Guheswari Temple, a historic and holy temple of Guheswari. Only Hindus are allowed to enter the temple courtyard, as well as Swayambhunath temple, the oldest Buddhist shrine. Looking east from here, one can see the almost entire Kathmandu valley spread out below. Kathmandu Durbar Square or Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the old royal palace of the then Kathmandu Kingdom. The Square teems with life as vendor’s children tourists and other crowed around the temple of the Living Goddess Kumari.

Finally, visit Kasthamandup, a temple built from a single tree from which the Kathmandu derives its name. And then transfer to Hotel. If you would like to explore Kathmandu more, you could choose to visit the nearby local markets on your own or visit Thamel. a tourist district of Kathmandu. Thamel bustles with activity late into the late evening. It is a mere 10-minute walk from the center of Kathmandu, yet completely different from the rest of the city.

Kathmandu Burbar Square
Kathmandu Burbar Square

Day 4 Kathmandu-Thimphu

Fly to Bhutan, Transfer to hotel, Chuzom, Tachogang Lhakhang, Tashichho Dzon

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Thimphu

Free at leisure before transfer to airport for the flight to Bhutan.

Welcome to Bhutan! Upon arrival at the Paro airport, you will be met by the local English-speaking tour guide will meet you after the immigration procedures. Then we will drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. We will have a stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu River and Paro River, where you will find 3 chortens in different styles. On the way, you will also see the Tachogang Lhakhang, known as "the temple of the excellent horse" and the Iron Bridge.

Check-in hotel in Thimphu, a vibrant city with a blend of modern development and ancient traditions. After a short-time refreshment, we will head to Tashichho Dzong, a Buddhist monastery and fortress, which hosts the biggest annual bash, Tsechu festivals as well as many national events of the city. Walk around Local Crafts Bazaar and walk around in the city.

Tashichho Dzong
Tashichho Dzong

Day 5Thimphu - Paro

National Library, The Institute for Zorig Chusum, the Textile Museum, the Simply Bhutan, Changangkha Lhakhang, Kuensel Phodrang (Bhuddha Point), Simtokha Dzong, the King's Memorial Chorten, Drive to Paro

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Paro

Today we will explore the Thimphu Valley. Firstly, we will visit the National Library. It collects a lot of priceless Buddhist manuscripts. The Institute for Zorig Chusum also named the Painting School is our next stop, where the students will learn the courses about 13 Bhutanese traditional arts and crafts for 6 years. We will move to the Textile Museum, to enjoy the most distinctive art forms of Bhutan. Then continue our trip to the Simply Bhutan, which is a place you can experience the Bhutanese culture and heritage, such as tasting the local wine and butter tea, practicing the traditional sport, etc.

Lunch is arranged at a local restaurant to savor the authentic Bhutanese food. Then keep visiting Changangkha Lhakhang, Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Point), and Simtokha Dzong. You will have a good insight into the belief of Bhutanese by visiting these three religious stops. Then we will visit the King's Memorial Chorten, a beautiful white building, to learn about the third King of Bhutan. Then we will drive to Paro for accommodation.

Monks in Bhutan
Monks in Bhutan

Day 6Paro

Tiger's Nest, Ta Dzong, Rinpung Dzong

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Paro

After breakfast, we will start our trip by the trip to Tiger's Nest, also called Taktshang Monastery, which is a must-see spot in Bhutan. In the afternoon, we will visit Ta Dzong and Rinpung Dzong, another 2 highlights in Paro. You just indulge yourself in the rich religious ambiance of this Buddhism nation.

Paro Taktsang
Paro Taktsang

Day 7Paro - Delhi

Transfer to airport, Fly to Delhi, Airport pickup and transfer to hotel

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Delhi

Free at leisure before transfer to airport to take a flight to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi airport, you will be picked up by our local guide and transferred to Hotel and have a good rest to overcome the jetlag.

Red Fort
Red Fort

Day 8 Delhi

Jama Masijid, Red Fort, Khari Baoli Spice Market, Raj Ghat, Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate

Meals: Breakfast,
Accommodation: In Delhi

After a leisure breakfast, we will proceed for Delhi city tour, Old Delhi was developed by Delhi Mughal Emperors and here we will visit Jama Masijid, one of the largest mosques in India. We will also visit Red Fort, the famous Chandni Chowk and Khari Baoli Spice Market.

After lunch we will Raj Ghat, the memorial that marks the spot of Gandhi's cremation in 1948 and then proceed towards Southern Delhi which is rated as the most posh areas not just in Delhi, but whole India. Here we will visit Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb, which are both UNESCO world heritages sites and are a fine example of Mughal & Islamic architecture of Delhi. Meanwhile Raj Ghat is the resting place of Mahatma Gandhi.

By Evening, before reaching back to our hotel we will visit India Gate, a memorial build to remember Indian Solders form every India state who have given their livers for this great nation. By dinner time we will reach back to the hotel.

Qutab Minar
Qutab Minar

Day 9Delhi-Agra

Drive to Agra, Mehtab Bagh

Meals: Breakfast,
Accommodation: In Agra

Today we will drive for 3-4 hours to Agra by expressway after a leisure breakfast at hotel. By lunch time we will check-in at a reserved hotel in Agra and we will visit Mehtab Bagh, a beautiful lush green garden at Red Fort Agra. We return to hotel by night.

Agra Fort
Agra Fort

Day 10Agra- Fatehpur Sikri- Jaipur

Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Drive to Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri

Meals: Breakfast,
Accommodation: In Jaipur

Today we will finally visit Taj Mahal to take a guide tour from inside. Built by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan in 1630 AD for his love Queen Mumtaz Mahal, Taj Mahal has a majestic power to attract everyone who visit’s India for the first time. After this, we will go back to hotel for breakfast after which we head towards Agra Fort. Your guide will share the history of the fort. After lunch we will move towards Jaipur and visit to Fatehpur Sikri on the way. By night we will reach Jaipur and check in the reserved Hotel.

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

Day 11Jaipur

Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar

Meals: Breakfast,
Accommodation: In Jaipur

After breakfast at hotel we will proceed towards Amber Fort which was once the Capital of Rajasthan. Then we will visit the Jal Mahal situated in the Man Sagar Lake.

In the afternoon we can visit the Maharaja’s City Palace and then later to the Jantar Mantar which was built by Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh. Before going back to the hotel we will visit the Hawa Mahal. It was built for the royal ladies to see the processions in the street without being seen.

Amber Fort
Amber Fort

Day 12Jaipur- Delhi

Drive 5 hours back to New Delhi

Meals: Breakfast,
Accommodation: In Delhi

After breakfast, we will make a 5-hour ride back to New Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi, check in the hotel and free for the rest time.

Jal-Mahal in Jaipur
Jal-Mahal in Jaipur

Day 13Departure Delhi

Transfer service to airport

Meals: Breakfast

Transfer service to the airport for the flight to your next destination.

Service Ends

Notice:

Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

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