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Itinerary:  Himalayan Delight

 

Overview

A riveting 13 day tour of two of the most beautiful kingdoms in the Himalayas - a rich cultural natural beauty.

Savour the cultural nuances of the world's oldest Hindu kingdom as you wing into Kathmandu, the old capital city of Nepal with its Pashupathinath temple, its legendary festivals, its casino and its reputation as a springboard of a slew of adventure activities and fabulous photo-ops. Discover the delights of lovely Paro for heading to the land of the thunderbolt pristine Bhutan, with its stringent eco-tourism policies and an adventure lover's dream world -with trekking and camp-outs, snow views and mask dances, handicrafts and culinary novelties on offer.


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Day 1 - Fly

to Delhi


Day 2 - Arrive Delhi

Met and transfer to hotel. Tour of Old & New Delhi. Stay at The Oberoi Maidens or The Imperial /Taj Mahal Hotel


Day 3 - Delhi/Kathmandu

Fly to Kathmandu. Afternoon tour of old quarters of Kathmandu city. Dinner in local restaurant. Stay at Radisson Hotel.


Day 4 - Kathmandu

Early morning mountain flight to see Mt. Everest. Later spend the day exploring the valley including Bhaktapur.


Day 5 - Kathmandu/Paro/Thimphu

Fly* to Paro. You will be welcomed by your guide who will accompany you through your stay in Bhutan. Drive 1.5 hrs to capital Thimphu. Stay at Druk Hotel.


Day 6 - Thimpu

Explore the sights and markets of Thimphu.


Day 7 - Thimpu

Morning trek up / horse ride to Cheri Goemba.


Day 8 - Thimphu/Punakha

Drive 3 hrs. Across Dochula Pass(10250ft) to explore the old capital. Stay at Hotel Zangtopelri.


Day 9 - Punakha/Phobjikha valley

Drive 3.5 hrs to glacial valley (3,000 m) bordering the Black Mountain National Park. Stay in Chhundu Guest House.


Day 10 - Phobjikha Valley

Explore the valley and Gangte Goemba


Day 11 - Phobjikha Valley/Paro

Drive 6 hrs to Paro. Tour of the town including the dzong and museum. Stay at Olathang hotel.


Day 12 - Paro

Morning trek / horse to the Tiger's Nest Monastery later visit Drukgyel dzong.


Day 13 - Paro/Delhi/Departure

Fly* to Delhi.


Note

* Flight to Paro operates thrice a week.

Suggested Adaptations to this tour

*From Nepal - Two nights in Pokhra and two nights Chitwan NP.

*Tibet - 5 days Fly in Fly out or 8 Days Fly in and drive back to Nepal in 4WD. Flight operates Tue and Sat to Lhasa.

*From Bhutan - Come during (Tshechu) festival time to Bhutan, stay longer visit Bhumtang or do the off-the- beaten path of East Bhutan and exit from Assam.

How it Works

We can customise our tour programmes to make the journey to suit you, as our tours in this e-brochure are based on a minimum of 2 persons travelling together by air, train and chauffeur driven car. Throughout your tour experienced representatives and knowledgeable local guides, where appropriate, will assist you.

February to May, September to November

 

TOFTThe Hotels covered in this Itinerary are:
The Imperial / Taj Mahal Hotel
Radisson Hotel
Druk Hotel
Hotel Zangtho Pelri
Chhundu Guest House
Olathang hotel

The Imperial

From the time The Imperial opened its doors in the 1930s, when India was beginning to write the last chapters of its saga on independence, there was little space in New Delhi for an Indo- British rubbing of shoulders. The Imperial provided such a space. Pandit Nehru, Mahatama Gandhi, Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Lord Mountbatten would meet at The Imperial to discuss the partition of India and creation of Pakistan.The Nehru family had a permanent suite here.

The Imperial is a fine confluence of a rich historical past and contemporary international appeal. After many restorations, it has managed to preserve its charm, and exudes it’s former glory. The original Frasers and Daniells paintings and the tavern named after them, the symbolically baptized “1911” restaurant and bar, the Royal ballroom were the places where have met and are still as popular today. The Hotel is a jewel of architecture and its location in the heart of the city makes it the ideal venue for tourists around the world.


Taj Mahal Hotel

One of the most distinguished addresses in the national capital, The Taj Mahal Hotel is located in the exclusive residential area of Lutyens’ Delhi, close to the seat of government. Reflecting the heritage of Mughal Delhi, this hotel offers graceful architecture with modern facilities.

The warm, pristine white lobby of The Taj includes design details reminiscent of Mughal architecture such as intricate motifs, golden inlay work, and niches from ‘Shahjahanabad’, the erstwhile mogul capital. The hotel is a veritable showcase of artifacts with the intricate design work of the lobby’s domes and panels perfectly complimenting the calm marble fountain streams.


Radisson hotel

Radisson Hotel Delhi is a five star business hotel in the New Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), located less than 5km from the International Airport and near the business hub of Gurgaon. This business hotel near Indira Gandhi Airport has a large inventory of rooms, all designed with the business guest in mind. Our New Delhi hotel offers all the services needed for an ideal trip.


Druk Hotel

Experience the unique and legendary hospitality of the Bhutanese people at, "The Druk. The Druk Group of Hotels, part of the "Tashi Group of Companies" offers you the warm hospitality of Bhutan in all its finesse and warmth. In a land rich in its heritage, culture and its warm hospitable people. The Druk brings to you hotels that define quality in its true meaning. Located in the heart of the capital city of Thimphu, this truly wonderful hotel offers you the most impeccable amenities and quality service that is unique for a memorable stay. Close by, guests will find much to see and do, including shopping centers, heritage museum, handicraft emporiums, the bubbling Thimphu River dwarfed by the young verdant and lush himalayan mountain range. Welcome, stay with us in this Himalayan getaway and get home much rewarded.


Hotel Zangtho Pelri

Named after the heaven of Guru Rimpoche and situated majestically on a hillock, the hotel features spacious, well designed rooms in small cabins as well as in main building. A charming place to stay, the guests enjoy fascinating view of the rice terraces, Punakha river and constantly changing Himalayan valley weather.

The hotel offers 45 comfortable rooms with attached bath, running hot & cold water. The other available facilities are : restaurant serving Indian, Chinese, Bhutanese and continental cuisine, bar with the selection of international and local beverages, IDD telephone, Laundry, Money exchange,TV, Swimming Pool.


Olathang hotel

The hotel is beautifully located amidst blue pine forests and lush greenery exuding an ambience of peace and tranquility, enthralling visitors with its close intimacy with nature.

The architectural design and structure of its facilities presents a purely Bhutanese touch and feel to it, at the same time maintaining modern amenities, ensuring guests a warm and comfortable stay.

With its well-trained and highly professional team, guests are rendered services with the unmistakable and unique charm of Bhutanese hospitality.


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Itinerary

Day 1 - Fly
Day 2 - Arrive Delhi
Day 3 - Delhi/Kathmandu
Day 4 - Kathmandu
Day 5 - Kathmandu/Paro/Thimphu
Day 6 - Thimpu
Day 7 - Thimpu
Day 8 - Thimphu/Punakha
Day 9 - Punakha/Phobjikha valley
Day 10 - Phobjikha Valley
Day 11 - Phobjikha Valley/Paro
Day 12 - Paro
Day 13 - Paro/Delhi/Departure

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