|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, Jantar
Mantar, the fashionable Connaught Circus. Red Fort, and Mahalaxmi Temple. This
afternoon drive to Agra for overnight. Hotel Mansing/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 architectural 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 city 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, our first stop on our trip to Bhutan.. 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
dragonheads. Hotel Druk.
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..
Fly to Lhasa, most holy city of Buddhism and the former
home of Dalai Lama. Your Tibet tour begins.
Day 12-13 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)
looking across the waters of the Yamdrok-tso Lake. We then 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 15 GYANTSE/SHIGATSE:
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
buildings, later today
we'll drive to Gyantse, an old fortress city between Xigatse and Lhasa on an
old route to Bhutan. We'll visit khumbun, an immense chorten containing a
number of sacred antiques.
Day 16 SHIGATSE/TSETANG:
Today we have long drive to Tsetang, the third largest
city in central Tibet. Southeast of Tsetang we can see the mountain Gangpo Ri
(13,400ft.). It has a special significance for the Tibetans as it is the
legendary birthplace of its people.
Day 17 YARLUNG VALLEY:
our adventure trip will take us to the Yarlung valley, which is also known as
the Valley of Tombs. Yarlung is considered the cradle of Tibetan civilization.
and it was from Yarlung that the early Tibetan kings unified Tibet in the
seventh century. We see the massive burial mounds of these kings in Chongye.
Yumbulagang, another major attraction of the area,is perched on a crag like a
medieval European castle and is considered the oldest building in Tibet. After
a full days exploring in the Yarlung valley we return to Tsetang for the
Early morning transfer to Lhasa airport for flight,
Lhasa to Kathmandu and connect to
Delhi. We have free time for shopping or a night out in Delhi's fashionable spots.
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
Departure from Delhi for homeward
2013 Apr 24 May 15, 29 Jun 12, 26 Jul 10, 24 Aug 7, 21, Sep
4, 18 Oct 9, 234
Cost: From NYC $8984.00
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
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chauffeured cars, admission fees to all parks, monuments and monasteries, local
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