Tour Overview Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas' eastern edge that known for its monasteries, fortresses and dramatic landscape that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. it is a harmony destination for tourist to travel as it matched in its brilliance by the country enchanting and vibrant culture. Bhutan also known as one of the last remaining biodiversity hotspots in the world, with most of its natural environment still pristine and intact.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL KATHMANDU MOB
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, meet and greet. Transfer to pre booked Hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 02: KATHMANDU breakfast, lunch & dinner
Breakfast in the hotel. Start a sightseeing tour with a visit to Swayambhunath stupa, the Buddhist temple situated on the top of a hill, west of Kathmandu, is one of the most popular, holy and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. The temple is colloquially known as the Monkey temple because of the large tribe of roving monkeys who guard the temple. It is said to be 2000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spire's base are all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Due to its location, it commands a good view of the whole Kathmandu Valley. This Stupa is the oldest of its kind in Kathmandu Valley. It was listed in UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE monument. Continued visit to Kirtipur town, an ancient city of Nepal that lies 6 KM away from Kathmandu center stands for glory. The city is well known for resisting the Gurkha invasion back in the seventeenth century and is immensely rich in both culture and history. The Newar culture that is praised all over Nepal first originated in Kirtipur. The major attractions of the Kirtipur tours in Nepal are Chilamachu Stupa, Bagh Bhairav temple and Uma Maheshwar temple. The popularity of the region is constantly growing with the increase in visitors to praise the originating land of Newar. They were the major power in the Nepalese kingdom until their succession by Gurkhas. With so much history in itself, the city has a religious significance as well. Many important temples of Hindu deities are present in this region. It is an excellent destination for the people watching out for peace. Lunch at a Local Restaurant. Tour of Patan Durbar Square, situated in the center of Patan City, also known as Lalitpur, houses the residence of the former Patan Royal family. Patan Square and its surroundings are good specimens of ancient Newari architecture. There are three main courtyards in the palace: Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk. Mul Chowk, the oldest one, is at the center of Patan Square. Several multi-sized and multi styled temples occupy the western part of the complex. Main among these are Krishna Temple, Bhimsen Temple and The Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna. Visit Thamel Street, shopping hub in Kathmandu for tourists. Dinner in the Local restaurant.
DAY 03: KATHMANDU- PARO- THIMPHU breakfast, lunch & dinner
Breakfast in the Hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to Paro, Bhutan. Druk Air or Bhutan Air flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. Whether flying along the Himalayan range over the foothills, each flight is a mesmerizing feat and offers exciting descent into the Kingdom. On arrival at the airport you will be accorded a very warm reception by our representative of the company. Then drive to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. In Thimpu visit Tashichho Dzong/ Thimphu Dzong. The seat of the government. Overnight in a Hotel. Dinner at Local Restaurant or in a Hotel.
DAY 04: THIMPHU-PUNAKHA breakfast, lunch & dinner
Morning sightseeing of Thimphu valley includes visit to National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Point, Takin mini Zoo, Post office for stamp. Then drive to Punakha. On the way, stop at DoChula Pass (Alt. 3050m.) for tea/coffee and enjoy our first view of the eastern Himalayan Mountains. Visit Punakha Dzong, which lies between two rivers known as Phochu and Mochu, Symbolizing the masculine and the feminine co-existence their currents are of different colors and they unite at this spot. Visit Chimi Lhakhang in Lobesa, a temple dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, who as the famous saint of the Bhutanese people is known affectionately as “Divine Mad Monk'' overnight in Hotel.
DAY 05: PUNAKHA SIGHTSEEING-PARO breakfast, lunch & dinner
After breakfast, drive back to Paro for another 3 hours. Lunch in Paro. Continue with a tour of Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong). The Paro Dzong is probably Bhutan's best known and most iconic Dzong. The Rinpung Dzong's names translate to the “Fortress on a heap of Jewels ". The fortress was constructed in 1644 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal on the foundations of an ancient monastery. Check in at your Hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel.
DAY 06: PARObreakfast, lunch & dinner
You will have an early breakfast and walk about 2 hours to Taktshang Monastery perched giddily on a rocky ledge, with a waterfall cascading as if from the blue. Taktshang means ‘Tiger’s Nest’. Guru Padmasambhava, known as the Second Buddha, alighted from flying tigress and meditated at this shrine in the second half of the 8th century. As a result, it is the dream destination for Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world. If desired, pony ridings would be arranged. Visit to Kyichu temple which dates back to the 7th century. Kyichu temple is one of the last three surviving temples. In the 7th century 108 such temples were built by a Tibetan King. To date only three have survived, two in Bhutan and one in Tibet, known as the Jokhang. Visit a Bhutanese farm house to see how a Bhutanese farmer lives. At the hotel a typical Bhutanese cultural show will be shown. Overnight in Hotel
DAY 07: PARO- KATHMANDU- NAGARKOT breakfast, lunch & dinner
After breakfast, transferred to the airport for a flight back to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu, meet by Local guide and transfer out for a tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an assortment of Pagoda and Shikara style temples grouped around a fifty-five windows palace of brick and wood. The square is part of a charming valley as it highlights the idols of ancient kings perched on top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in very place- struts, lintels, tympanums, gateways and windows- all seem to form a well-orchestrated symphony. Places of interest here are Lion Gate, Golden Gate, 55 windows Palace, 5 storied Nyatapola temple, pottery square etc. Nagarkot, located 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, is one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur district and is renowned for its spectacular sunrise view of the Himalaya when the weather is clear. Visitors often travel to Nagarkot from Kathmandu to spend the night so that they can be there for the breathtaking sunrise. Nagarkot has become famous as one of the best spots to view Mount Everest as well as other snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. It also offers an excellent view of the Indrawati river valley to the east. With an elevation of 2,195 meters, Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Valley and is described by visitors as a place whose beauty endures year-round. Check in at a Hotel in Nagarkot. Rest of the day is spent at leisure enjoying the view of Himalayan range. Dinner and overnight in the Hotel.
DAY 08: NAGARKOT- KATHMANDU- KUALA LUMPUR breakfast, lunch & dinner
Rise early in the morning to view the sunrise over Himalaya. Breakfast in the Hotel. Check out on time- proceed down to Kathmandu where we stop Lunch at a good Local Restaurant. Continue with tour of Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath Stupa. Pashupatinath Temple, with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world, Pashupatinath Temple's existence dates back to 400 A.D. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred lingam a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this temple that is also known as 'The Temple of Living Beings'. Cremation takes place in bank of river Bagmati, just outside the temple premises. Boudhanath, the biggest Stupa in Nepal, lies about 7 KM east of the capital. The Stupa, also called by many as Khasti Chaitya, is one of the oldest Stupas in the country. After 1959, may Tibetans arrived and settled in Boudhanath area. The Stupa, a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site, is included in World Heritage Cultural site lit by UNESCO. With diameter of about 100 m and 40 m height, Boudhanath holds its place among the largest Stupas in the world. The Boudhanath Stupa covers a vast area. It has a round path at the bottom while another path is made of three-tier plinth. The Stupa resembles Swoyambhunath Stupa to some extent. The most impressive part of the Stupa is the eyes of the Buddha which are painted with red, white and blue colors.
7 nights’ accommodation at Bhutan on twin sharing.
Return transfers based on PRIVATE basis
Return International flight ticket (Airport taxes subject to change upon ticketed)
Sightseeing, meal and entrance fee as indicated at itinerary.
Entrance fees to monuments as per Tourism Council of Bhutan's new regulation.
All applicable new government fee (Sustainable Development fee @ USD 200 per night per pax).
Bhutan Visa Fee (Subject to approval).
English speaking guide services.
Tour price is applicable for holding Malaysian Passport.
Sequence of itinerary is subject to change due to the unforeseen circumstance on hotel accommodation / flight availability / weather / traffic condition and we reserve the right to replace with others of similar.
Subject to group size materialization, minimum 10 people for guarantee departure.
Travel Insurance (AIG Insurance)
Adults - RM 247 per person; *Elder (above 70 years old) - price different, refer to agent.
Travel Period: Apr'23 - Nov'23
Minimum 16 adults to go.
Flight Detail (Druk Air): Subject to change:
OD182 KUL/KTM ETD 1810 ETA 2035
OD181 KTM/KUL ETD 2125 ETA 0420 +1
Visa is require for travelling to Bhutan. In order to process the visa (Bhutan), we require a clear readable scanned color copy if passport (page containing passport No. and face picture (JPEG or PDF Format) at least 30 days prior to date of entry into Bhutan along with full tour payment
Remaining validity of passport should be at least 6 months from the date of entry into Bhutan (excluding the travelling month). Tourism Council of Bhutan issues visa clearance letter closer to travelling date which we email you or your local travel agent.
Travelers are required to produce aforesaid visa clearance copy at the time of check-in for Druk Air / Bhutan Airlines flight while those entering Bhutan by surface via Phuntsholing or Samdrup Jonkhar, they are required to produce this Visa Clearance letter at the Immigration counter.
Actual visa is stamped on passport on arrival in Bhutan at the immigration counter.