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Bhutan and Nepal



   Tour Destination        : Bhutan, Nepal,
Tour Duration               : 9 Days
    All Inclusive Price     : RM 11980

Bhutan & Nepal offer you a chance to delve into mystical Kingdoms of Himalaya, casting aside Western conundrum & explore refreshing trails that burst with scenic mountain views, beautiful valleys, thick forests & quiet town filled with serene lifestyle – all represent the essence of Buddhism. You will be transferred to so many cities between Bhutan & Nepal and explore a different side of the globe that will touch your heart and soul. So, get ready for an epic journey to the Last Shangri-La which closed to the world for many years in Bhutan & captivates by the jaw-dropping vista of Mount Everest in Nepal. All-of-the-highlights in Bhutan & Nepal is available on this package.

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Tour Overview

  • Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu
  • Day 02 : Kathmandu Tour
  • Day 03 : Kathmandu Tour
  • Day 04 : Kathmandu to Paro by Flight – Paro to Thimphu by Surface
  • Day 05 : Explore Thimphu Valley
  • Day 06 : Thimphu and Paro
  • Day 07 : Paro and Tiger’s Nest Hike
  • Day 08 : Paro airport drop to Kathmandu by International Flight
  • Day 09 : Fly back to Kuala Lumpur
  • Day 10 : Touchdown at Kuala Lumpur

Departure Info

  • Kuala Lumpur – Kathmandu : 21 November 2019 (Thursday)
  • Kathmandu – Kuala Lumpur : 29 November 2019 (Friday)
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Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu

On arrival at Kathmandu airport, following customs, immigration formalities & baggage collection, the assistance of SITA representative at the airport terminal, welcoming with Khada (Tibetan silk scarf) in front of the arrival terminal. In the meantime, he will help you to check in ( Hotel Check-in Time is: 14:00 Hrs. only – Before Subject to Availability ) and briefed about the program.

Rest Day: Free at Leisure to recuperate from Jet Lag

Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu


Inclusive :

Meals on board

Day 2
Kathmandu Tour

Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed to full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square. After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Swayambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square.


Swayambhunath : Swayam in Sanskrit means self, hence Swayambhunath means “Self Created One”. The Tibetan name for Swayambhunath means 'Sublime Trees’. It was built over 2,500 years ago. It is also known as monkey temple as there are holy monkeys living in part of the temple. The site is about 70 meters above on the west side hill of Kathmandu and 3 kilometers from City center. An excellent view of Kathmandu valley can be observed from this UNESCO World heritage cultural site. This Buddhist Stupa holds a special position both among the Buddhists & Hindus. Swayambhunath is perhaps the best place to observe the religious harmony in Nepal.


Kathmandu Durbar Square is presently known as Hanuman Dhoka, a name derived from the statue of Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, near the entrance of the palace. Many of the palaces and temples in Durbar Square were built during the reign of the Malla Kings (1200 to 1768) and are beautiful examples of Newari Architecture, Nepal’s most distinctive architectural style. Visitors to the Durbar Square of Kathmandu will be amazed by the architectural wonders spanning several centuries. This important historical attraction has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are more than a dozen buildings and statues of note in this small area. Proceed for the Half Day Sightseeing of Patan city.


Patan is located about 5 km south of Kathmandu, on the southern side of the Bagmati River and is one of 3 royal cities in the valley. Patan is a center of Buddhist and Hindu culture. The city is full of religious art, temples, and monasteries. It is a city of Buddhist monuments, Hindu temples, and fine wood carvings. Lalitpur is the name of this city which 'means the city of beauty'. The city is known as the paradise of fine arts. Patan also boasts a Durbar Square full of temples. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu God Krishna – Krishna Mandir built entirely of stone with rare stone carvings on its walls depicting the epic wars from Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu


Inclusive :

Hotel Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3
Kathmandu Tour

Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast proceed to full day sightseeing of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.


Boudhanath : The stupa of Boudhanath lies 8 KM east of Kathmandu. On this colossal and ancient stupa, one of the biggest in the world, are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. The height of this stupa is 36 meter. It is said to have been built by Lichchhavi King Mana Dev in the fifth century A.D. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. Boudha is generally acknowledged to be the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside Tibet. Tibetans simply call it CHORTEN CHEMPO "Great Stupa".


Pashupatinath : Literally means ‘the god of all animals’ and is one of the Avatars of Lord Shiva. Pashupatinath is not only the holiest Hindu pilgrimage in Nepal but also one of the holiest destinations in the entire world. It is situated 5 km east of Kathmandu (near to International Airport) on the banks of sacred Bagmati River, the temple of Lord Shiva Pashupatinath, with its two-tiered golden roof and silver doors. Entrance to the main temple is permitted to Hindus only, yet visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed on the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River and the Arya Ghat cremation grounds only for Hindu’s. Then, proceed to Bhaktapur.


Bhaktapur is world renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture and indigenous lifestyle. The ancient city is also variously known as the "City of Culture", the "Living Heritage" and "Nepal’s Cultural Gem". Bhaktapur is more like an open museum. Monumental masterpieces in Bhaktapur are innumerable, and each is more attractive than the other. Bhaktapur is 14 Km east of Kathmandu city. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the gem not only of Bhaktapur but also of the entire nation. The most fascinating structure here is the world-renowned 55 Window palace, Golden Gate, Big Bell, Siddhi Laxmi Temple, Shiva Temple. Taumadhi Square has Nyatapola Temple dates back to 1702 AD. The colossal five-storied edifice is the country’s tallest pagoda temple. Later proceed to Thamel Market for Bazaar Shopping. In the Evening, proceed for dinner at a local restaurant with a cultural dance show.

Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu


Inclusive :

Hotel Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4
Kathmandu to Paro by Flight – Paro to Thimphu by Surface

After breakfast proceed to airport to connect your flight to onward destination. Your journey begins with the most spectacular *mountain flight with views of major Himalayan peaks such as Everest, Kanchenjunga, and Makalu, and on the final approach Bhutan’s own snowy peaks, the sacred Jhomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tserimgang. You fly over the southern hills, known as ‘dwars’, or gateways into the Himalayas as they rise from the plains until they meet the great snow-capped peaks that rise up to the sky. On arrival at Paro airport and after completion of airport formalities, you will be met by your representative (guide). Drive from Paro to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan and an exciting blend of tradition and modernity.


Rest of the day at leisure or you may want to take a stroll through this lively town. In the evening, time permitting, visit the impressive Trashicho Dzong/fortress which houses the throne room of the King and various government offices. It is also the summer residence of the Chief Abbot and the central monk body. If your visit falls on a working weekday, arrive in time to watch the hoisting of the National Flag and the March of the Guards. (Open: Mon-Fri [Mar-Oct after 5:30pm] [Nov-Feb after 4:30 pm] / Open on Sat, Sun, Govt. Holidays).

Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu


Inclusive :

Hotel Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5
Explore Thimphu Valley

Thimphu, perhaps the most unusual capital city in the world, is the seat of government. This bustling town is home to Bhutan’s royal family, the civil service, and foreign missions with representation in Bhutan. It is also the headquarters for a number of internationally funded development projects.


Today’s visit will include :

Buddha Dordenma statue sitting on top of a hill overlooking Thimphu. The Statue of Sakyamuni Buddha is one of the tallest in Asia (51.5 m). The site of Buddha Dordenma offers unobstructed views over the capital town. (Closes Daily Nov-Feb at 4 pm & Mar-Oct at 5 pm) Gagyel Lhundrup Weaving Centre: Weaving is predominantly a woman’s domain but this private weaving center is different as it is owned and run by Mr. Kesang (a man - which is very rare in Bhutan). He weaves, creates new and unique patterns, comes up with unusual color combinations and is very involved. The center frequently produces ceremonial textiles for Bhutanese royals, including the traditional outfit for King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema's highly publicized October 2011 marriage. (Closing based on owner’s discretion, in such an event we will replace with another site).


Memorial Chorten, the building of this landmark was originally envisaged by Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who had wanted to erect a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it is both a memorial to the Late King (“the father of modern Bhutan”) and a monument dedicated to peace. During the mornings and evenings, it a bustling place where people of all ages circumambulate the chorten/stupa, pray and prostrate at the shrine, turn the big prayer wheels, offer butter lamps, bask in the sun as they socialize and mingle. (Closes Daily Nov-Feb at 4 pm & Mar-Oct at 5 pm).


Zorig Chosum, (also known as the painting school) offers a six-year course in the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. The students follow a comprehensive course that starts with drawing and progresses through painting, woodcarving, embroidery, and statue-making. This is a great opportunity to interact and photograph the students while they practice their skills in the classroom. (Closed on Sat 1 pm, Sun, Govt. Holidays, School Break Jul, Jan-Feb).


National Library : The National Library was established in the late 1960s primarily to conserve the literary treasures which form a significant part of Bhutan’s cultural heritage. It now houses an extensive collection of Buddhist literature mostly in block-printed format, with some works several hundred years old. This collection, known as the Choekey Collection, mainly comprises Buddhist literature written in Choekey, the religious script of Northern Buddhism, but also includes works written in Tibetan and in Dzongkha, Bhutan’s national language. The library also displays one of the biggest books in the world – “Bhutan” (a former Guinness Book of World’s Record holder). Besides its sheer size and weight, the continuously printed images (printed on a roll of paper longer than a football field and with a gallon of ink) are spectacular – vivid colors and human size portraits. (Closed Sat, Sun, Govt Holidays).


Traditional Handmade Paper Factory, witness the process from start to finish. The paper is made from the barks of the black Daphne tree. The thicker paper is used for scriptures and the thinner ones are used for wrapping gifts and various other purposes. In the evening, take a stroll along the town’s main street.

Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu


Inclusive :

Hotel Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6
Thimphu and Paro

After breakfast proceed to Paro. This beautiful valley encapsulates a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries and the country’s only airport. Mt. Jhomolhari (7,300m) reigns in white glory at the northern end of the valley, its glacial waters plunging through deep gorges to form the Pa Chu (Paro River). The Paro valley is one of the kingdom’s most fertile, producing the bulk of Bhutan’s famous red rice from its terraced fields. In Paro, visit Kichu Lhakhang one of the oldest temples in the country. The temple is one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo to subdue a demoness in the 7th century. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. Then proceed to visit the National Museum. The museum collection includes ancient Bhutanese art and artifacts, weapons, coins, stamps, and a small natural history collection. (Closed on Govt. Holidays). End the day with a visit to a Farmhouse to share a cup of traditional butter tea with the family.

Overnight at Hotel in Paro


Inclusive :

Hotel Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7
Paro and Tiger’s Nest Hike

Tiger’s Nest” monastery, most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, is spectacularly located on the side of a cliff 900m above the valley floor. It is said that in the 8th century Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress from eastern Bhutan to this place and meditated in a cave here for 3 months, hence its name, “Tiger’s Nest”. The principal temple of the present monastic complex dates from 1692. The main structure was severely damaged by fire in 1998, but after many years of painstaking restoration work, the complex has now been fully restored to its former glory. A pilgrimage to Taktsang is the dream of a lifetime for the devout.

Overnight at Hotel in Paro


Inclusive :

Hotel Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8
Paro airport drop to Kathmandu by International Flight

Transfer to Paro International Airport for your onward flight. Please note that some of the sights/itineraries may change due to the season, weather, national holidays, and special events. We maintain the rights to alter the itinerary since tours are made in advance and unforeseen circumstances that mandate change may arise. Itinerary changes are made to improve your overall travel experience in Bhutan. The driving and hiking times mentioned are approximate times and do not include breaks in the journey for sightseeing, photo/tea/meal/rest stops. During the treks/hikes, there may be delays or diversion of hiking trails due to trail conditions, inclement weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

On arrival Kathmandu transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel


Inclusive :

Hotel Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9
Fly back to Kuala Lumpur

Breakfast at Hotel, proceed to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, on the northeast edge of the Valley at an altitude of 2,175m. It is best to view the mountains in the early morning because it is more likely to be clear. Among all the places for mountain viewing in the Kathmandu Valley, Nagarkot is usually considered to be the best. On a clear day, one can see Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha) from Nagarkot. The fresh and chilly breeze makes the visitors feel good in the resort town of Nagarkot. Nagarkot, historically, used to serve as the summer retreat for the royal family and many other aristocrats from Kathmandu. Drive back to Hotel. Dinner at Hotel and check out at 2000hrs, transfer to International airport to connect the onward flight destination.


Inclusive :

Hotel Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | Meals on board

Day 10
Touchdown at Kuala Lumpur

Touchdown at Kuala Lumpur International Airport


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  • Kuala Lumpur - Kathmandu : 21 November 2019 (Thursday)
  • Kathmandu - Kuala Lumpur : 29 November 2019 (Friday)

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