|India Bhutan Nepal
20 Days adventure
This adventure packed holiday trip includes all essentials of
India, Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet with culture, adventure, panoramas, history and
Day 1 USA/DELHI:
Welcome aboard your flight to
Delhi, first stop on your Bhutan tour and Tibet
Arrival reception and transfer to Hotel Grand
Day 3 DELHI/AGRA:
After breakfast we'll begin our tour which will take us
to the Presidential Palace, Parliament House, India Gate, Qutab Minar Tower,
Mantar, the fashionable
Connaught Circus. Red Fort, and Mahalaxmi Temple. This afternoon drive to Agra
for overnight. Hotel Radisson Blue/Mogul.
Day 4 TAJ MAHAL:
morning Stand awe-struck when you visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise, certain to be
an India tour highlight, as the colors on the white marble building give it a
mythical aura. Completed in 1643, this exquisitely detailed monument is
of the finest
achievements. Our next stop
is Agra Fort, built principally as a military establishment by Akbar in 1565,
the red sandstone Agra Fort was partially converted into a palace during Shah
Jahan's time. Though the principal structure was built by Akbar, many more
additions were made by his grandsons. This massive fort is 2.5 kms long, the
colossal walls are 20 feet high and the whole fort is encircled by a fetid
moat. Amar Singh gate towards the south is the only entry point in the fort.
The building and structures inside the fort gives an impression of a
within the city. The marble
pearl mosque inside the fort is one of the most stunningly beautiful mosques in
India. Evening return to Delhi.
to Bhutan, the city of Paro. As we drive spectacular waterfalls and mountain
peaks rise higher and higher on our way to Thimpu. The modern capital of
Bhutan, built on lands dominated by the 400 yr. old Tashicko Dzong, visit the
Taktsang Monastery. It is also known as Tiger's Nest at 9000ft. At the edge of
a precipice, reached by
horse. Hotel Druk/Taktsang.
continue our Bhutan travel through winding mountain drive from Thimphu will
land you in Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan, across Dochu La pass (3,050
m) with stunning scenery of the Himalayan ranges.
reaching Punakha, a stop in Metshina will allow us a 20-minute hike through the
rice fields to Chimi Lakhang, which is a fertility temple, where you may
receive a special blessing if you wish.
Day 7 THIMPU/PARO:
Sightseeing, Thimpu bazaar handicrafts center and the memorial
Chorten, drive to the Simtokha Dzong, 4 centuries old. Drive to Paro will give
us an opportunity to visit the Simtokha Dzong, the oldest in Bhutan. After
lunch visit a hospital of traditional medicine and National Library.
Exquisitely carved & painted windows and roofs are adorned with
8 PARO VALLEY:
Today enjoy the scenic beauty of snow capped peaks and
deep carved landscapes, the main attraction of this remote Himalayan Kingdom.
We'll stop at various dzongs (monasteries) which serve as religious centers and
administrative offices. Our sightseeing includes Paro National Museum, 7th. C.
Kyichu Laichang Dzong, Drukyul Dzong, which overlooks the Royal Palace,
exquisitely carved & painted windows and pagoda, roofs.
breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu. Hotel Del Annapurna/ Yak
N Yeti. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City includes, Temple of
Hanuman Dhoka Square,
The House of the Living
Goddess, The Royal Palace, and the city markets.
After breakfast sightseeing tour will take you to
fascinating city of Bhaktapur, city of religious devotees built in the shape of
a shell. Visit the Lion Gate, the Picture Gallery and the Palace of Windows.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Patan: city of ancient architecture and fine
arts, renowned for its silver, copper and bronze work..
Pashupatinath,Boudhanath & Kopan
This morning we visit Pashupatinath temple and
Boudhanath Stupa.Bouddhanath Stupa lies about six km to the east of downtown
and is the largest stupa in the Valley. It looms
36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa
design. Bouddhanath, a World Heritage Site, is also known as Khasti, or dew
drops, after an account that builders had to use dew to mix the mortar as
Kathmandu was suffering from a severe drought during its construction.
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred hindu shrines in the world. The
richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol,of Lord
Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple's existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can
be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati river flowing beside the temple,
also a World Heritage Site. After lunch we visit
Kopan Monastery.Just north of the ancient
Buddhist town of Boudhanath is the Kopan hill, rising up out of the terraced
fields of the Kathmandu valley, visible for miles. Dominated by a magnificent
Bodhi tree, it was once the home of the astrologer to the king of Nepal. It was
to this hill that these lamas came with their first Western students in 1969.
Day 12 KATHMANDU/LHASA:
Fly to Lhasa, most holy city of Buddhism and the former
home of Dalai Lama. After checking in at your hotel, you are advised to take
rest, drink plenty of fluids and let your body get used to Lhasa's high
altitude. You can go around the hotel area for light walk.
Day 13-14 LHASA:
our Tibet vacation in Lhasa we'll visit Potala Palace, Jokhang, Sera, Drepung
Monasteries, Barkur square and Ganden Monastery and observe the sky burial
ceremony, where corpses are left out to be devoured by the birds.
Today we start our overland travel in Tibet to Gyantse and Shigatse. Travelling
by jeep along the Friendship Highway we cross the spectacular Khamba La pass
well get stunning views of the snowy summit of Nazin Kang Sa 24,000ft)
of the Yamdrok-tso Lake.
continue westwards over another high pass, the Karo La (5,045m), from which you
can see a huge spectacular glacier tumbling down to within a few hundred meters
of the road. After passing through beautiful valleys and colorful Tibetan
villages we arrive in the town of Gyantse. Our overnight accommodation is at
the Gyantse Hotel.
Day 16 SHIGATSE/ZHANGMU:
Drive to Shigatse crossing exhilarating passes over
16,000 ft. with stop enroute. Shigatse is the seat of Panchan Lama, second in
command to Dalai Lama. Sightseeing Tashilumpo Monastery and surrounding
later today we'll arrive in Zhangmu. You
will be amidst
the lush and verdant vegetation of Zhangmu. At 2300m, Zhangmu
is a small border town teetering on a precipitous hillside. It serves as the
main port of entry between Tibet and Nepal.
Day 17 ZHANGMU/KATHMANDU:
After breakfast we drive down to the Chinese Immigratioin
Zhangmu. The Friendship Bridge across Bhote Koshi River brings you closer to
Immigration Control in Kodari where we'ill part with your Tibetan guide and
driver and walk across
the river to meet your Nepalese escort who will drive you to Kathmandu. The
Nepali foothills and the greenery will make the drive pleasant and enjoyable.
Arrive Kathamndu and check in at the Hotel Yak and Yeti.
Day 18 KATHMANDU/DELHI:
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to
Delhi. We have free time for shopping or
a night out in Delhi's
Day 19 DELHI:
Breakfast at the hotel. Day free to explore Delhi on a leisurely Sunday.
Suggested activities include a visit to National Museum, with in its possession
over 200,000 works of art, of both Indian and foreign origin, covering more
than 5,000 years of Indian cultural heritage. Its rich holdings of various
creative traditions and disciplines which represents a unity amidst diversity,
an unmatched blend of the past with the present and strong perspective for the
future, brings history to life. The Buddhist art section has a most known for
sacred relics of the Buddha (5th-4th century B.C.) unearthed from Piprehwa.
Also suggested Teen Murti Bhavan, housed the first Prime Minister of India,
Jawaharlal Nehru. It was designed by Robert Russell, the architect of Connaught
Place and of the Eastern and Western Courts.. Today, the complex is also home
to the center for Contemporary Studies, headquarters of Jawaharlal Nehru
Memorial Fund, Nehru Memorial Library, and also the Nehru Fellowship. This
evening transfer to airport for homeward bound flight.
Departure from Delhi for homeward
23 ,30 May 14, 28 Jun 11, 25 Jul 9, 23 Aug 6, 20 Sep 3, 17 Oct 8, 22 Nov 5
$8984.00 per person double
Single supplement. $3871.00
Airlines Taxes & Fees
Airline Tax and fees summary:
706.40YQ 3.60YR 33.40US
5.50YC 7.00XY 5.00XA 2.50AY 34.23WO 84.07IN 20.40YM 6.30NQ 8.90NP 4.50XF
High season air
$550.00 Jun 1-Aug 20 & Dec
|TOUR COST INCLUDES:
*Round trip coach air fare from NY/ Chicago/Los
* First class 5-star & best available local hotels
* Daily breakfast
* All meals during Bhutan
*Transfers to and from airports to
*All local long distance transportation from Nepal to
* Guide and
* Sightseeing tours as per itinerary by coach or chauffeured
*Admission fees to all parks, monuments and
* Local English speaking guide.
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