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Magnificent Nepal and Bhutan (Luxury Gold - Summer 2017)

Platinum Travel and Insight Vacations - The Art of Touring in Style

Magnificent Nepal and Bhutan (Luxury Gold - Summer 2017)

10 days "See Dates & Prices" (Per Person Two Sharing)

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Platinum Travel and Insight Vacations - The Art of Touring in Style

Tour Includes : Bhutan||Nepal

With its ancient culture and the Himalayas as a backdrop, mountainous Nepal is a wealth of centuries-old stupas and temples. Bhutan, with the happiest citizens on earth, is an oasis of tranquillity. Enjoy VIP treatment at a traditional mask dance and cultural show Explore the bustling streets of Thamel by rickshaw Flex your culinary skills preparing some Bhutanese delicacies

Highlights

ADDITIONAL FIVE STAR SERVICES

  • You will be escorted by the crème de la crème of Insight Travelling Concierges - handpicked for every departure.
  • This skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned coach in Nepal.
  • It's Business Class comfort, complete with complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy during your luxury coaching tour.
  • (Due to narrow roads, Bhutan will use a 16 seat mini-coach which does not have on-board facilities.
  • Alternate coaches and vehicles, without on-board facilities or 40 seats, may be used on occasion).Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to inside your door at every hotel.Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency.
  • Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary hotel WiFi (where available).Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.Included airport transfers between the airport and your Insight tour hotels.Return flights Kathmandu - Paro..

Itinerary

Day 1
Kathmandu
On arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. At 17:00, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow guests for an evening visit to the bustling Thamel region by rickshaw. Enjoy a Welcome Reception with delicious meal at a local restaurant.(WD)

Day 2
Kathmandu Sightseeing
(Relaxed Start) The beating heart of Kathmandu is Durbar Square and ancient Royal Palace complex, laced with myriad temples, courtyards, statues and home of the ‘Living Goddess'. Visit the holy shrine of Swayambhunath then head on to Patan's temple of Teleju, Statue of Yogendra Malla and Tibetan Handicraft Centre.(BB)

Day 3
Kathmandu – Paro – Thimphu
Transfer to the airport for your flight over the Himalayas. You are welcomed on arrival in Paro and transferred to Thimphu, the modern capital of Bhutan. In the evening, join your Travelling Concierge for a walk through the centre of town to experience your first taste of Bhutan life up-close.(BB)

Day 4
Thimphu
(Relaxed Start) Head to Thimphu, the centre of government, religion and commerce for this small mountain kingdom. Home to civil servants and the monk body, Thimphu is an eclectic mix of tradition and modernity. Visit the National Library to see a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts, the Textile and Folk Heritage Museum and the Institute for Zorig Chusum - the School for the Arts - to see students learning the 13 traditional arts of Bhutan. Visit the National Memorial Chorten, a monument to world peace, and Tashichhodzong, the 'fortress of the glorious religion'. Later, visit the bustling weekend market, full of photo opportunities and the chance to mingle with locals. In the evening, you join a local family to share a home-cooked meal.(BB / HD)

Day 5
Punakha sightseeing
Visit Punakha Dzong, the capital of Bhutan until 1955, and still the winter residence of the monk body.(BB)

Day 6
Punakha Sightseeing
In the morning, enjoy a walk to Chimi Lhakhang, a sacred destination for Buddhists. The temple was built in the 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kunley, who travelled throughout Bhutan and Tibet using outrageous antics to provoke people to discard their preconceptions. The views from the temple are spectacular and are worth the walk! The afternoon is at leisure.(BB / RD)

Day 7
Punakha to Paro
(Relaxed Start) In the morning, head to Paro for a tour of Ta Dzong, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during the 17th century and now serving as Bhutan's National Museum. Later, walk down a hillside trail to see Rinpung Dzong, ‘fortress of the heap of jewels'. Also visit Kyichu Lakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in the kingdom, and Drukgyel Dzong, built to commemorate the 1646 victory over the Tibetan invaders.(BB / AT)

Day 8
Paro and Tiger’s Nest Hike
(Relaxed Start) Embark on a leisurely hike to Tiger's Nest. In the evening, join a local chef for a cooking demonstration of how local Bhutanese delicacies are prepared. Try your hand at the preparation and taste Buthan's national dish. After dinner, enjoy a private traditional mask dance and cultural show, the leading way Bhutanese transmit social values.(BB / HD / L)

Day 9
Kathmandu Sightseeing
After an early morning flight to Kathmandu, spend the day sightseeing in this fantastic capital. See one of the holiest Hindu shrines, Pashupatinath Temple, on the banks of the Bagmati. Visit Bodhnath, a colossal stupa, and Nepal’s most important Buddhist site. Continue on to visit the ancient capital of Bhadgaon. Learn about the traditional pottery making process and try your hand at a pottery making class, with a local craftsman. In the evening, toast your newfound friends at a Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant.(BB)

Day 10
Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward flights.(BB)

Platinum Travel and Insight Vacations

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