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Cultural jouney to south east Asian Himalayas

NEPAL – BHUTAN AND INDIA ADVENTURE TOUR - 18 Days

CULTURAL JOURNEY TO THE SOUTH EAST ASIAN HIMALAYAS

With a fascinating history and impressive architecture, stunning views of the Himalaya and exciting drive this tour to the famous landmarks of India, Nepal and Bhutan will be outstanding.
This beautiful Himalayan cultural journey will take us from plains of the incredible India to the mountain kingdom of Nepal and the last Shangri-la on earth Bhutan where you will experience great contrasts along the way.

In India we discover the sights of old and New Delhi before exploring the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur in Rajasthan. Our next stop is the magnificent Taj Mahal before we continue to Varanasi by an overnight train. Here we take a boat ride on the Ganges River and see the Hindu pilgrims praying and bathing at this holy city.
We then drive to Nepal where we visit the birth place of Lord Buddha – Lumbini before heading into the jungles of Chitwan National Park in search of rhino and royal Bengal Tiger. Next stop is the former hippy paradise and Nepalese capital, Kathmandu.

We then we fly to the Dragon Kingdom – Bhutan the “last Shangri-la on earth”. After landing in Paro we continue on and explore the capital city of Thimphu, visit the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery and take in the splendor of the alpine countryside of Punakha seeing the impressive Dzongs.


Trip Profile

7 Days

  • India Tour.
  • Major tourist attractions are Taj Mahal, Varanasi and Jaipur.
  • Explore some of the finest examples of the Mughal and Rajput architecture in Agra & Jaipur and also the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri and Hindu death body cremation center Varanasi.

5 Days

  • Nepal Tour with excursions to Lumbini which is the birth of Buddha, Jungle Safari in Chitwan at the Chitwan National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu plus the Himalayas.

5 Days

  • Bhutan Tour.

Trip Details & Facts

  • A Cultural adventure in South East Asia with a focus on local cultures and historic sites.
  • This tour is not physically demanding and has the perfect mix of discovery, exploration, comfort and relaxation.
  • Enjoy the sights of Old Delhi.
  • Fall in love with the Taj Mahal.
  • Sail on the River Ganges.
  • See the pilgrims of Varanasi.
  • Discover the sights and sounds of Kathmandu.
  • See the wonders of Bhutan the last Shangri-la on earth!

Highlights

  • Himalayan panoramas.
  • Delhi, Jaipur - Amber Fort.
  • Taj Mahal - Agra Fort Varanasi - Holy Ganges River Chitwan National Park - Elephant Safari.
  • Kathmandu Valley - Bodhnath Stupa.
    Paro - Thimphu - Punakha Dzong - Taktsang Monastery - The Tiger’s Nest.

The Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival Delhi - India
  • Day 02 : Exploring Delhi
  • Day 03 - 04 : Drive to Jaipur and visit the
  • Day 05 - 06 : Jaipur – Agra
  • Day 07 : Explore Varanasi's old town area
  • Day 08 : Drive to Lumbini in Nepal. Visit Lord Buddha's birthplace.
  • Day 09 - 10 : Drive across Nepal's Terai region
  • Day 11 - 13 : Final safari in Chitwan
  • Day 14 : Spectacular flight along the Himalayan range
  • Day 15 : Drive to Punakha valley
  • Day 16 - 17 : Drive to Paro
  • Day 18 : Trip ends in Paro Bhutan today

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  • Day 01 : Arrival Delhi - India

    • Arrival in Delhi – India.
    • Received by an Earthbound Expeditions representative.
    • Checked into a hotel.

  • Day 02 : Exploring Delhi

    • Visit the old and new Delhi.
    • The Red Fort built by Emperor Shah Jahan.
    • Jama Masjid which is the biggest mosque in the India.
    • Raj Ghat the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.
    • We will walk along Chandni Chowk which is the silver street of Delhi bustling with activity.
    • The India Gate an Arch of Commemorative victory.
    • The Presidential residence Rashtrapati Bhavan.
    • The Parliament (Sansad Bhavan)
    • Government buildings of the secretary.
    • Connaught place, commercial and managerial center.

  • Day 03 - 04 : Drive to Jaipur and visit the

    • Amber Fort.
    • Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds)
    • City Palace Museum.
    • Jantar Mantar.

  • Day 05 - 06 : Jaipur – Agra

    • Sightseeing in Jaipur.
    • Drive to Agra - The Taj Mahal.
    • 6th night - train to Varanasi.

  • Day 07 : Explore Varanasi's old town area

    • Explore Varanasi's old town area and enjoy a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges River.
    • Visit Sarnath.

  • Day 08 : Drive to Lumbini in Nepal. Visit Lord Buddha's birthplace.

    • Drive to Lumbini in Nepal.

  • Day 09 - 10 : Drive across Nepal's Terai region

    • Drive across Nepal's Terai region.
    Chitwan National Park one of the Asia's finest national park.

  • Day 11 - 13 : Final safari in Chitwan

    • Ultimate safari in Chitwan before heading to Kathmandu.
    • On day 12th and 13th - visit Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple.
    a. The monkey Temple of Swayambhunath.
    b. Patan Durbar square.

    P.S
    • Option for scenic flights for views of Mount Everest is also available.

  • Day 14 : Spectacular flight along the Himalayan range

    • Spectacular flight along the Himalayan range and land in Paro, Bhutan.
    • Drive to the capital city of Thimphu.
    • Explore the fortress and painting schools in Thimpu.

  • Day 15 : Drive to Punakha valley

    • Drive to Punakha valley which is a great chance to see Bhutan's beautiful countryside.
    Go via Dhachu la pass.

  • Day 16 - 17 : Drive to Paro

    • Drive to Paro.
    • Visit the Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery.
    Explore the local villages and countryside.

  • Day 18 : Trip ends in Paro Bhutan today

    • Delhi at USD 346
    • Bangkok at USD 361
    • Kathmandu at USD 196
    • Calcutta at USD 221
    OR
    • Have the option to extend this trip to Sikkim Darjeeling or even to Tibet at an extra cost.

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What is included

  • All accommodations included within Nepal and Bhutan.
  • Full broad meals included.
  • Private transfers.
  • Sightseeing
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guides.
  • All airports pick up and transfers.
  • Farewell dinner which includes a Nepali cultural show.
  • Round trip airfare to Kathmandu – Bhutan – Kathmandu.
  • Travel permits.
  • Bhutan visa fees.
  • Major monuments’ entrance fee in Bhutan.

What is not included

  • Personal travel insurance.
  • All personal items.
  • A few lunches and dinners are not included.
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Mountain and road rescue.
  • Other emergency evacuations will be charged if necessary.
  • Expenses incurred as a result of illness, landslides, political disturbances, re-routing, flight cancellations and any other unforeseen situations and events which is not under our control.
  • Any kind of Table drinks, telephone bills, laundry, postage etc.
  • Nepal Visa cost -USD 25.
  • City monument entrance fee USD 35 (approx) which is payable upon arrival.

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