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A two-week adventure of the extraordinary scenery, culture and intrigue of Bhutan and Nepal, ending with four beautiful days relaxing on the Thai island Phuket

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What's Included

  • Exclusive, tailored tours including a scenic flight over Everest and a hike to Tiger's Nest
  • Private Andaman Speedboat Tour with champagne at Sunset
  • Completely private tour options in Paro, Punakha, Patan, Kathmandu, Pokhara, Dhulikhel and Phuket
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

Kick-start your adventure with five days uncovering the intrigue and allure of Bhutan. Staying in Punakha and Paro you’ll hike through the countryide, along the Mo Chhu River and Toeb Valley, see Bhutan’s striking and unusual dzongs and of course witness the country’s star attraction: Tiger’s Nest.

Moving into Nepal you’ll have a chance to experience both its enigmatic culture and scenery. Visit ancient temples and soak up the energetic buzz of Kathmandu, then venture into the Himalayan-clad lands of Pokhara and Dhulikhel and soar across the staggering, bucket-list site of Mount Everest.

After ten days of adventure and excitement, wind down with some tropical island paradise on Phuket. Sink into sandy Thai beaches and indulge in speedboat rides around Andaman limestone isles as you round off this epic Asian holiday.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-2

Paro

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Paro hotel

Accommodation in Paro

Overnight in Paro Overnight in Paro

The pretty valley of Paro is one of the kingdom's widest and is covered in fertile rice fields crisscrossed by a beautiful meandering river. While Bhutan is famous for its splendid monuments and monasteries, perhaps the most impressive can be found here. You'll encounter the "Tiger's Nest" Monastery, medieval style-bridges, imposing dzongs and a town filled with traditional architecture.


The main street of the town was only built in 1985 but it's lined with cheerfully painted wooden shop fronts and restaurants in a classic Bhutanese style. Facing up the mountain, you'll be awed by the 8th-century Taktsang or "Tiger's Nest" Monastery, perched high on the sheer cliff face. Just outside of the town, lie both the dominating Paro Dzong - a prime example of Bhutanese architecture, and the 7th-century Kyichu Lhakhang which was one of the first Buddhist temples built in the country.

Afternoon Tour of Paro with National Museum, Rinpung Dzong and Nyanau Zampa Afternoon Tour of Paro with National Museum, Rinpung Dzong and Nyanau Zampa

Today you will enjoy a tour of the town of Paro. Your day begins with a short 30 minute drive in a private vehicle to the National Museum, which lends itself to spectacular bird’s eye views of the main Paro Valley. The museum houses over 3000 pieces of Bhutanese art, covering more than 1,500 years of Bhutan's cultural heritage. It has a formidable collection of antiques from Buddhist temples, and artefacts once used by both the nobility and common folk. Highlights include masks, armour, paintings, prehistoric items and natural history exhibits.

A short drive from the museum takes you to the Rinpung Dzong, a large Buddhist monastery and fortress that's regarded as one of Bhutan's most impressive and well-known dzongs - and perhaps the finest example of Bhutanese architecture. From the 17th to the late 19th century, dzongs served as defending fortresses and were built with strong walls, false doors, reservoirs for water and food and hidden armouries. Dzongs were also headquarters for the religious and the political administrations. Once you've seen inside the Rinpung Dzong, enjoy the short walk across a wooden cantilever bridge on the dzong grounds. We then head to Nyanau Zampa.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer to Punakha with hike and visit to Punakha Dzong

Days 2-4

Punakha

Accommodation in Punakha

Two days enjoying Punakha Two days enjoying Punakha

Capital of Bhutan and seat of the government until 1955, the little town of Punakha still enjoys a serene and regal ambience left over from its stately days. Found in a fertile valley at a relatively low 12,000 metres above sea level, visitors come here for warm, sultry days filled with plenty of activities such as mountain biking, trekking and river rafting. Then step into the area's history with a visit to the town's show-stopping Punakha Dzong.

Full Day Sightseeing Tour in Punakha Full Day Sightseeing Tour in Punakha

Today you will enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Punakha. Your day begins with a hike up through fields along the banks of the Mo Chhu River to Khamsum Yulley temple, a stunning monument recently built by the one of the Fourth King’s Queens with spectacular views down the valley. Following the hike you will have lunch by the river. After lunch, you'll be driven for an hour to reach the Nalanda monastery to have a chat with monks there who are eager to learn English followed by a visit to the Wolokha Nunnery and stunning vies of Toeb Valley.

Days 4-6

Paro and Dzongdrakha

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Paro with hike to Dzongdrakha

 
Hike to Dzongdrakha Hike to Dzongdrakha

Take a small hike to Dzongdrakha. This temple on the cliffs is home for Capped-langur, a species of monkeys that live in big troops around the temple vicinity. The Bondey fields will just spread in front of you throughout your hike up and down to Dzongdrakha. After lunch we visit the local farm house. A visit to a farm house gives an interesting glimpse into the lifestyle of a farming family. End the tour with a stroll through Paro.

Accommodation in Paro

Three days exploring Paro Three days exploring Paro

The pretty valley of Paro is one of the kingdom's widest and is covered in fertile rice fields crisscrossed by a beautiful meandering river. While Bhutan is famous for its splendid monuments and monasteries, perhaps the most impressive can be found here. You'll encounter the "Tiger's Nest" Monastery, medieval style-bridges, imposing dzongs and a town filled with traditional architecture.


The main street of the town was only built in 1985 but it's lined with cheerfully painted wooden shop fronts and restaurants in a classic Bhutanese style. Facing up the mountain, you'll be awed by the 8th-century Taktsang or "Tiger's Nest" Monastery, perched high on the sheer cliff face. Just outside of the town, lie both the dominating Paro Dzong - a prime example of Bhutanese architecture, and the 7th-century Kyichu Lhakhang which was one of the first Buddhist temples built in the country.

Morning Hike to Tiger's Nest Morning Hike to Tiger's Nest

Today you’ll experience Bhutan’s most valued attractions and one of the main reasons people come to Bhutan, the famous Taktshang monastery, otherwise known as the Tiger’s Nest monastery. It is a two hour early morning hike that rewards you with a spectacular temple clinging on a 1000 foot high cliff. On the way back you have the chance to visit further ruins or return to Paro.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Paro Airport

Flight

Flight from Paro to Kathmandu

Days 6-8

Kathmandu

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Kathmandu hotel

Accommodation in Kathmandu

Two days exploring Kathmandu Two days exploring Kathmandu

Spend your days in this fascinating city exploring cultural landmarks such as the 18th century Kumari Ghar Palace and UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Durbar Square. You have our top recommendations for activities, restaurants and shopping so that you can make the most of your time here. If you would like us to organise your time here with a privately-guided tour, according your interests, we can do so.

Afternoon tour of Patan City Afternoon tour of Patan City

Today you'll be brought to Patan, the city of fine arts. Also known as Lalitpur, Patan is one of the three ancient cities of the Kathmandu Valley and is thought to be the oldest continuing Buddhist town in the world. Here you'll get a look at stunningly preserved temples and palace complexes.

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Scenic morning flight over Everest

 
Afternoon tour of Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Bhaktapur Afternoon tour of Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Bhaktapur

Today your private guide will meet you and transfer you to three impressive Nepalese sights: Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Bhaktapur. The stunning half dome of Boudhanath Stupa is one of the biggest in the world. Your fascinating guided tour which will teach you about modern Buddhist life in Kathmandu. Then explore two of the most incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bhaktapur and Pashupatinath. One of the holiest temples in the Hindu religion, Pashupatinath temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the three main gods in Hinduism. Your final stop is Bhaktapur, one of the three ancient cities within the Kathmandu Valley. Compared with other royal cities in Patan and Kathmandu, Bhaktapur is the most original and without a doubt the most historically authentic.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from hotel to Kathmandu airport

Flight

Flight from Kathmandu airport to Pokhara airport

Days 8-9

Pokhara

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Pokhara airport to your hotel

Accommodation in Pokhara

Two days exploring Pokhara Two days exploring Pokhara

Spend your time in this charming lakeside town on exciting treks through stunning Himalayan scenery and lush landscape. Boat on the Phewa Lake, visit ancient monuments and try your hand at thrilling activities such as mountain biking, kayaking and paragliding across the valleys. Choose from a choice of activities including various half day excursions.

Full day walk through the Himalayas Full day walk through the Himalayas

Today you will enjoy a walk through Pokhara's beautiful Himalayan scenery. Pass through farmland, villages and forests on this lovely day excursion.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Pokhara airport

Flight

Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Days 9-11

Dhulikhel

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Kathmandu airport to Dhulikhel

Accommodation in Dhulikhel

Overnight in Dhulikhel Overnight in Dhulikhel

Spend your time in this authentic, Himalayan hill town visiting the Namo Buddha monastery and stupa and on trekking past peaceful terraced farms and quaint Nepalese villages. Then, head into the centre of the old town to see a beautiful array of architecture from intricate buildings to ornate Vishnu temples.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from hotel to Kathmandu airport

Flight

Flight from Kathmandu to Bangkok

Flight

Flight from Bangkok to Phuket

Days 11-15

Phuket

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Phuket airport to your hotel

Accommodation in Phuket

Four days enjoying Phuket Four days enjoying Phuket

Spend time relaxing on one of the secluded beaches in northern Phuket. We can arrange privately guided itineraries as busy or as tranqil as you wish.

Private Full Day Andaman Speedboat Tour with Champagne at Sunset Private Full Day Andaman Speedboat Tour with Champagne at Sunset

Today you will explore the exquisite tropical islands that surround Phuket on an exciting private speedboat ride. See the white, sandy beaches and incredible underwater world that makes this area world-famous, before watching the sun go down with a glass of champagne in hand.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Phuket airport

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