Enjoy the visit to five different countries in one trip. Our trip begins with visit to Nepal heritage’s sight, short trek to world popular trekking trails, wildlife safari tour. Fly to the country of Dragon, Bhutan. Here we visit the major places Thimpu, Punkha, Gangtey and Paro and take a tour at Golden Triangle of India. From India we will go to discover Srilanka, a classic tour to the country of land & sea. Finally we make a tour to Tibet, Lhasa and Shigatse and our tour ends at Nepal with farewell dinner with cultural dance performance. It is 40 days tour suitable for all age group of people
Day 1: Kathmandu - 1300m altitude
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu and meet, assist and transfer to the hotel by our representative. Welcome drinks on arrival and briefing of tour program by one of the representative from Aarya Village Travel
Day 2: Sightseeing: Kathmandu, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath (B)
After breakfast start full day sightseeing at UESCO Heritage Sites. Sightseeing at Kathmandu Durbar Square-the medieval Kings palace who ruled the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Visit Hanuman Dhoka Palace, temples, KumariGhar which is dedicated to living goddess Kumari, Bouddhanath Stupa- the largest Stupa of Nepal, is a very important religious site for the followers of Buddhism, Pashupatinath Temple is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Pashupatimath is located on the banks of the Bagmati River. This "extensive Hindu temple precinct" is a "sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries.
Day 3: Monastery visit at Namobuddha and hike to Panauti village (B)
After Breakfast drive to Namo Buddha which is about 40km and 2 hours drive from Kathmandu. Namobuddha is a very beautiful place with clean environment and fresh, cool and healthy natural air. Visit stupa and monastery. Observe the Buddhist chanting & ritual perform with the monks in monastery
Late afternoon hike to Panauti, the thriving Newari village for around 2-3 hour. Overnight at Local villager’s home (Homestay). You can interact with family members and involve with them in cooking, farming and so on. Have a wonderful dinner together with them
Day 4: Explore Panauti and drive to Bhaktapur (B)
Enjoy the local breakfast with the family and one of the member will assist you to explore the village. After short visit drive to Bhaktapur,the medieval town or the city of the Devotees, that preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the best preserved one of the Valley's three Durbar Squares. One is sure to feel like travelling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets. Overnight at Hotel Heritage
Day 5: Bandipur - a Newar community village (B)
After Breakfast drive to Bandipur which is around 5-6 hrs drive from Kathmandu (depends on traffic). Bandipur is the Newar Cultural Village, situated on a ridge above the highway town of Dumre and presents sightseers with a heavy mix of history, architecture, incredible views, awesome caves and unspoiled landscapes. You can take a view of beautiful chain of mountains Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Langtang, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal from Tundikhel. Overnight at Bandipur.
Day 6: Bandipur – Pokhara - 900m altitude, Sightseeing (B)
You can explore the Bandipur village in the morning. After Breakfast drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty, situated at an altitude of 900m from the sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu valley. The enchanting town has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic. Check in hotel.
After some rest and refreshment in hotel start half day sightseeing at Bindhyabasini Temple, Gupteshower Cave- popular for the different natural forms made from limestone deposits and Devi’s Fall -which comes to its gushing best just before disappearing underground
Enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake at evening, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the blue Phewa Lake's water
Day 7: Pokhara - Hiley – 1 and ½ hour’s drive and 4 hours walk (B, L, D)
After breakfast, the guide escorts you and drive to Nayapool – 45km / 1 and ½ hour’s drive from Pokhara in private vehicle. Start trek to Hiley. After 15- minutes short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1065m) a large village that has many shops & teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. From there, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hiley at 1495m.
Day 8: Hiley - Ghorepani - 6hours walk (B, L, D)
Today’s journey begins after breakfast as usual. The journey from Hiley to Tikledhunga- 1525m is easy. Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070m. Then the trail continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak & rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250m. Then we make our trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour walk brings you to Ghorepani at 2775m.Overnight at Guest House.
Day 9: Ghorepani – Poonhill - Tadapani - 6 hours walk (B, L, D)
This morning, we will get up early in the morning, and go for hiking to Poon Hill. From here you will see superb view of sunrise, and panoramic view of Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and so on. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Deurali and then to Tadapani. From Ghorepani to Deurali there is steep up route and straight up trail so the journey will be quite difficult. But from Deurali to Bahnthali there is a straight jungle route so the journey will be quite easy. We can also see monkeys and Langur sometimes. We will reach to Tadapani. Tadapani is at 2570m height.
Day 10: Tadapani - Ghandruk - 3 hours walk (B, L, D)
From Tadapani by walking straight down across the jungle we reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a very beautiful village full of natural beauty. You can go Gurung Museum at Ghandruk and also its fun to do a village walk at Ghandruk.
Day 11: Ghandruk - Nayapool - Pokhara - 5&1/2 hours walk and 1&1/2 hours drive (B)
We have to walk steep down and straight to Nayapool from Ghandruk. From Nayapool there is 1&1/2 hour drive to Pokhara. Check in hotel and rest for sometimes after hot shower. Strolling around lake side, hire a boat and visit Barahi Temple - unique temple situated in the middle of Phewa Lake in the evening.
Day 12: Pokhara – Lumbini (B)
After Breakfast drive to Lumbini, which takes around 6-7 hour drive. Lumbini - the birth place of Lord Buddha and the founder of Buddhism, known as Buddha or the enlightened one. In case we reach Lumbini around the sunset time, we can stroll in the local market to have a glimpse into the local lifestyle. Overnight at Lumbini
Day 13: Explore Lumbini and drive to Chitwan (B)
Early morning visit the Mayadevi temple which is built on the exact place where Buddha was born. We spend some time wandering around the gardens. We also visit the museum and peace pagoda. Visit newly built many Buddhist temples by different nation: - Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Burmese, Korean, etc. Monasteries like: - Chinese Monastery, Korean Monastery, Royal Thai Monastery, Ashoka Pillar, Myanmar Monastery.
After breakfast drive to Chitwan for around 4 hours. After checking in to the hotel and getting refreshed you will be briefed about full nature programs by our naturalist guide. Then we head on for activities. There will be a guided village walk and a walk on the banks of the Rapti River to watch the charming sunset views in the sub-tropical jungle. In the evening, dinner with cultural program by ethnic tribal people with their stick dance and tribal drums. Overnight at Chitwan.
Day 14: Chitwan (B, L, D)
Wakeup call with cup of hot tea/coffee. After breakfast on your choice visit to the elephant breading center to see baby elephants with bird watching at river bank, go for Canoe ride along the Rapti River. An excellent opportunity for bird watching and for seeing the 2 rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the only fish eating Gharial then you will be taken to real nature walk with different type’s vegetation to see many different types of floras and faunas. Before lunch you can take a leisurely relax little while. After lunch go for Jeep safari, an excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, monkeys, leopard, sloth bear, and the Royal Bengal Tiger. You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home. Evening Slide presentation: One of our jungle experts will introduce background data and history of the Chitwan National Park as well as some other topics relating to wildlife. Overnight at Chitwan.
Day 15: Chitwan – Kathmandu, Rickshaw ride at traditional market (B)
Wake up call with hot Coffee/tea. After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu for around 6 hours (depends on traffic). Check in hotel. Rest of the day is free for rest and refreshment in hotel.
Evening hire a rickshaw and ride to traditional old bazaar area- Ason area and around Indrachowk
Day 16: Kathmandu - Colombo, SriLanka via Mumbai (B, D)
Upon arrival, when you leave the airport terminal please look for your tour guide displaying a signboard with your name. Transfer to your hotel in Colombo. In the afternoon commence a city tour of Colombo
Day 17: Colombo - Anuradhapura
After early breakfast pickup from the hotel at 06:30 hrs and proceed to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Thereafter proceed to visit Anuradhapura. Dinner & Overnight at Anuradhapura
Day 18: Visit Plonnaruwa and climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress
After breakfast proceed to visit Polonnaruwa, the 2nd capital of Sri Lanka. At the afternoon climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress “Fortress in the Sky”. Dinner & overnight stay in Dambulla
Day 19: Dambulla - Kandy
After breakfast proceed to Kandy. En route visit Dambulla cave temples and a spice garden in Matale. In the afternoon visit Temple of The Tooth Relic. In culturally rich Kandy drive around the lake built by the last Sinhala king in 1798, and visit the bazaar, arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary. In the evening watch a cultural show featuring the exotic traditional dances of Sri Lanka.
Day 20: Peradneiya - Nanu Oya - Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast proceed to visit Royal botanical gardens in Peradneiya. Thereafter take a train ride from Peradeniya to Nanu Oya. (12:25 hrs /16:30 hrs). Pickup from Nanu Oya station and visit this small English village “Nuwara Eliya”
Day 21: Yala
After breakfast leave for Yala. In the afternoon visit Yala National Park by 4x4 safari jeep.
Day 22: Colombo - Delhi (B)
On arrival in Delhi, transfer to hotel. Day will be at leisure to relax. There will be shopping opportunities in the evening
Day 23: Full day sightseeing at Delhi (B)
After Breakfast at hotel enjoy full day sightseeing at Delhi. Sightseeing at Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, Parliament House, Qutub Minar, Purana Qila, Humayun’s Tomb
Day 24: Delhi - Agra, visit Agra Fort (B)
After Breakfast drive to Agra. Check in hotel and later we will visit the famous Agra Fort
Day 25: Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal and drive to Jaipur (B)
Early morning visit Taj Mahal. After Breakfast drive to Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri
Day 26: Sightseeing at Jaipur (B)
Morning Elephant ride at Amer and later visit the famous City Palace and Jantar Mantar. Evening free for leisure activities or for shopping
Day 27: Jaipur - Delhi (B)
After Breakfast drive back to Delhi. Check in hotel and we can proceed for the sightseeing of Old Delhi which includes Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Gandhi memorial, Raj Ghat. You also can enjoy the light & sound show at Red Fort in the evening etc
Day 28: Arrival - Paro – Thimphu (B, L, D)
After arriving & visa formalities and collection of baggage, you will be welcomed by our tour representative who will be your tour guide during your entire trip in Bhutan.
Check into your hotel in Thimphu. Free until lunch time. Afternoon, you will have a choice to visit The Tashichhozong and The National Memorial
Overnight in a hotel in Thimphu
Day 29: Thimphu (B/L/D)
Today after breakfast, visit:
The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory,
Day 30: Thimphu to Punakha (B/L/D)
Post early breakfast, you will drive towards Punakha via Dochula Pass. Check in hotel and after short refreshment visit The ChimiLhakangor the ChimelLhakang is a Bhuddhist monastery located in the Punakha
Day 31: Punakha to Gangtey (B/L/D)
Post early breakfast, you will visit The PunakhaDzong or the Pungtang Dechen PhortangDzong. Later, drive to Gangtey and visit The Gangtey Monastery is an important monastery /temple associated with the Nyingmapa school of Buddhism.
Day 32: Gangtey to Paro (B/L/D)
After early morning breakfast, we will be driven towards Paro and visit,
In evening we will visit local market of Paro an overnight in a hotel in Paro
Day 33: Paro(Day Excursion) (B/L/D)
After early morning breakfast, we will take you for a morning hike up to Taktsang Monastery also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. Later after the hike, we will visit; The Jowo Temple of Kyichu and The National Handcrafts Emporium
Day 34: Fly back to Kathmandu
After breakfast fly back to Kathmandud. On arrival transfer to hotel and the rest of day is free for rest and refreshment
Day 35: Kathmandu - Lhasa (B)
Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa which is 1 hour and 10 minutes flight from Kathmandu. Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa over the Himalayas is considered one as the most beautiful flights in the world which takes us over Everest (8848m) and Kanchenjunga (8536m). Those who wish to join in Lhasa, can arrive Lhasa on the date mentioned. We will be meeting at Gonggar Airport by our Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities take a 1.5-hour drive along 93 km road leading to Lhasa lying at an altitude of 3,650m/11,972ft meters. It's advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa's altitude.
Day 36: Potala Palace; Jokhang temple & Barkhor Street (B)
Breakfast served at the hotel
Morning, visit visit Sera Monastery, which is one of the 'great three' Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet. After lunch, guests will process to visit Jokhang Temple and shopping at Barghor Street. The temple was built for the honor of Bhrikuti (the Nepalese princess with whom the Sordzanggampo king married).
Day 37: Potala Palace - Shigatse via Northern route (B)
Breakfast served at the hotel.
Morning, Potala Palace, it was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, in 1959. Today the Potala Palace has been converted into a museum by the Chinese government, but still a sacred place of worship for Tibetan Buddhists. Later drive to Shigatse. It is the second largest city of Tibet and almost 4-5 hour driving
Day 38: Visit Tashilumpho. Drive to Lhasa via Gyantse (B)
After Breakfast visit Tashilumpho monastery, one of the most functioning monasteries in Tibet. At the end of the day guide will escorts you to drive back to Lhasa via Gyantse. It is around 5 hours drive to Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa
Day 39: Lhasa - Kathmandu
After breakfast fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival transfer to hotel and you will offer for the rest and refreshment. Evening we will go for farewell dinner, a typical Nepali Dinner with cultural show by different ethnic group. It continues for 3 hours.
Day 40: Departure (B)
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Aarya Village Travel will transfer you to the airport for final departure to your home country.