Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and culture of two beautiful Himalayan Kingdoms. In one magical tour, you'll enter the serene and spiritual lands of Nepal and Bhutan and experience their rich histories and unique cultural heritages.
From the brightly colored fluttering prayer flags of Nepal to the elaborate traditional dress of the Bhutanese, these fascinating countries will delight your inner explorer.
Learn the ancient arts of traditional healing, meditate with monks in centuries-old monasteries, and shop at markets crowded with local artisans. Wander Kathmandu's old narrow alleys and in Bhutan you'll hike to the cliff-side Taktsang monastery (Tiger's Nest), perched 3,000 feet above the lush valley.
And you'll do all this while staying in a premium selection of the region's finest hotels as a Brand g host ensures your comfort throughout.
|Oct 27||Sat||1||Delhi, India||Arrive at the New Delhi airport, where you will be greeted by a Brand g representative, who will transfer you to the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel.|
|Oct 28||Sun||2||Kathmandu, Nepal||Early this morning you are transferred to the airport to board flight to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu you are transferred to hotel for check-in. Kathmandu, capital of the Nepal, and one of the world's oldest cities. Following check-in, begina sightseeing tour of Pasupatinath, Nepal's most sacred Hindu temple and pilgrimage destination. Continue touring with a visit to the city of Boudhanath. Bouddhanath is an important venue for Buddhist rituals and festivals at various important times of the year when Buddhists from all over Nepal and parts of India gather. (B/D)|
|Oct 29||Mon||3||Kathmandu, Nepal||This morning sightseeing tour of Patan City, the oldest settlement in the valley. Following lunch at a local restaurant, proceed to visit Bhaktpur, literally meaning "City of Devotees". (B/L/D)|
|Oct 30||Tue||4||Kathmandu, Nepal||This morning visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where one sees the old residence of Nepalese royalty, Hanuman Dhoka (The Monkey God's Gate) Palace which also houses a museum. Afterwards, visit Swayambhunath, situated at a hill overlooking Kathmandu city, said to be over two thousand years, is one the oldest Buddhist stupa)in the world. (B/D)|
|Oct 31||Wed||5||Kathmandu / Paro / Thimphu||Late morning transfer to airport for flight to Paro. On arrival at Paro airport drive to Thimphu (approx 1-hr), the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan and the nation's largest city. Check into hotel. Day free for rest. (B/D)|
|Nov 1||Thu||6||Thimphu||In the morning visit an Arts & Crafts School, the Folk Heritage Museum, a traditional house that showcases rural life. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Memorial Chorten (from outside), which dominates the skyline of Thimphu. This prominent landmark in the city has the Motithang Takin Preserve, a wildlife reserve area for Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. (B/L/D)|
|Nov 2||Fri||7||Thimphu / Punakha||Breakfast at the hotel. Later drive to Punakha (approx. 3 hrs) crossing over the Dochu-La Pass. Weather permitting enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains from the pass. Visit the 108 memorial stupas known as Druk Wangyal Chortens that were built by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, the eldest Queen Mother. Lunch in the local restaurant and check into hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Punakha Dzong (fortress) majestically standing on an island between the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. (B/L/D)|
|Nov 3||Sat||8||Punakha / Paro||After breakfast, drive to Paro (approx 4-hrs). Lunch at a local restaurant and check into hotel. Paro is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area. The Paro Valley is wide and verdant and is recognized a one of the most beautiful in all Bhutan. In the afternoon visit the National Museum (Ta dzong). Walk over the old Cantilever bridge and free time in Paro town. (B/L/D)|
|Nov 4||Sun||9||Paro||Following breakfast, enjoy a hike to the striking monastic retreat of Paro Taktsang, the "Tiger's Nest" (3120m), built into a sheer cliff face above the forested Paro Valley. This is the most famous temple in Bhutan and one of the venerated pilgrim sites of the Himalayan world. Enjoy lunch en route at a teahouse midway with fantastic views of the monastery. (B/L/D)|
|Nov 5||Mon||10||Paro||After breakfast at the hotel, you are transferred to the airport to board your departure flight. (B)|
|Departure Date||Price From|
|October 27, 2018||$7,599|
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Pricing is based on double occupancy. A supplement of $2,000 applies to single bookings. Pre-paid gratuities of $200 per person are additional. Price includes program internal flights - Delhi to Kathmandu, Kathmandu to Paro and Paro to Delhi.
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(Superior Room) As one of the closest luxury hotels to the Delhi airport, the Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi provides a convenient location without compromising comfort. Enjoy the many amenities, Western and Asian dining options and spacious guest rooms during your overnight stay in New Delhi.
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is a 5 star luxury hotel and resort in Kathmandu, Nepal offering internet access to all guests. The hotel is set on 37 acres of landscaped grounds, and created in the traditional Newari style of Nepalese architecture This beautiful hotel and resort is located on the road to the Boudhanath Stupa: the most holy of all Tibetan Buddhist shrines outside of Tibet, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is walking distance from the hotel - about five minutes away.
Located in the heart of the capital city, Thimphu, the Le Méridien Thimphu invites the discerning guest to engage and discover the legendary 'Land of the Thunder Dragon', Bhutan. With cosmopolitan surroundings amidst the bustling commercial streets of the city-centre, and a convenient location to many of the city's myriad attractions, the Le Méridien Thimphu is a compelling choice for hosting business meetings, and the perfect jumpstart to that long awaited leisurely holiday.
Dhensa Boutique Resorts sits in the heart of the verdant and lush Punakha Valley. Flanked by thick pine forests, it overlooks the Punakha river and hundreds of paddy fields that stair-step down to the valley floor. It is surrounded by plentiful walking and trekking trails. From Dhensa Punakha, it is just a five-minute trek up the mountain to the magnificent Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery, which houses one of the biggest bronze statues of Chenrigzig (Avalokiteshvara) in the country.
Set on 10 acres, Zhiwa Ling has many amenities available to guests. The spa offers all the facilities guests could want; a fitness centre, sauna, steam room as well as a traditional Bhutanese outdoor hot-stone bath. There is a business centre, Tea House, two fully equipped conference rooms, a Meditation House and the hotel has it's own greenhouse. The two restaurants specialise in contemporary international cuisine and classic Bhutanese dishes. Gathering at the Mad Monk Bar for a pre dinner drink or after-hours fun is a highlight for guests.
November 5 - 7, 2018
Double occupancy pricing: $699 per person
Single occupancy pricing: $999
Complete your exciting journey with a visit to captivating New Delhi. Enjoy two nights stay, at the luxurious Imperial New Delhi hotel, as you tour the capital territory. The Imperial is an iconic property in Delhi's 5 star hotel category and the most distinguished address situated in the heart of the capital. The Hotel is steps away from Connaught Place, the renowned shopping district and is very close to the city's major attractions.
The comprehensive tour introduces you to the bustling city's landmarks, passing the imposing Red Fort, President's Palace and City Gate, and discovering the narrow lanes of Old Delhi via a rickshaw ride. Visit Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Humayun's Tomb, a 16th century landmark of Mughal architecture inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, and Qutab Minar, also a UNESCO site.
October 30, 2018
$350 per person
This optional excursion is all about the view of the various mountains in Nepal from Langtang Range to Kanchanjunga range, but the main focus is to view Mount Everest. It will be an early morning excursion, with pick up at the hotel at 5:30am. The actual flight begins at 6:30 and lasts one hour.