Signature Bhutan & Nepal
11 days with Abercrombie & Kent Rating:
DAY 1 ARRIVE BANGKOK, THAILAND
Arrive in Bangkok, where you are met and transferred to your airport hotel.
DAYS 2-3 PARO, BHUTAN/THIMPHU | MONASTERIES, RIVERS AND RELICS
Fly to Paro and receive a tashi khadda (traditional welcome). In Thimphu, visit the National Memorial Chorten and Tashichho Dzong. The next day, visit the Folk Heritage Museum, National Textile Museum and National Library. (Breakfast)
DAY 4 PUNAKHA | TEMPLE OF THE DIVINE MADMAN
Today, travel by land over Dochula Pass at an altitude of 10,200 feet and see colorful prayer flags en route to Punakha. Explore Punakha Dzong before continuing to Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of the Divine Madman). Return to Thimphu. (Breakfast)
DAYS 5-6 PARO | ASCENT TO THE TAKTSANG (“TIGER'S NEST”) MONASTERY
Drive to Paro. Later, see the religious thankga (scroll) paintings and the natural history collection at the National Museum. Continue to Rinpung Dzong and visit a traditional farmhouse. The next day, hike to Taktsang (“Tiger's Nest”) Monastery. (Breakfast)
DAYS 7-9 KATHMANDU, NEPAL | HINDU TEMPLES & BUDDHIST STUPAS
Fly to Kathmandu. Ride by rickshaw to Durbar Square and Taleju Temple; see the House of the Living Goddess (Kumari); explore the bazaar and old city; and visit Swayambhunath. The next day, visit Kirtipur, the temple of Adinath and Chilancho Stupa. Attend a Nepalese cooking class in a local home. See Patan Durbar Square, the Golden Temple, Krishna Mandir and the Patan Museum. The following day, learn about scroll paintings in Boudhanath and visit the Temple of Pashupatinath, Bhaktapur and Kopan Nunnery. (Breakfast)
DAYS 10-11 DEPART BANGKOK
On Day 10, fly to Bangkok. Enjoy the use of your executive room, available for 24 hours, until you depart on your international flight home. (Breakfast)
All This Included
Immerse yourself in the cultures of Bhutan and Nepal on this intrepid independent journey, hiking up to the Taktsang ("Tiger's Nest") Monastery and visiting a local farmhouse. Ride a rickshaw to Durbar Square and Taleju Temple, and attend a Nepalese cooking class in a local home.
Bangkok: Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel
Thimphu: Taj Tashi
Paro: Zhiwa Ling Hotel
Kathmandu: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
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