Day 1 Kuala Lumpur Kathmandu (MOB)
Assemble at KLIA for your flight to Nepal – Katmandu! Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2 Kathmandu / Paro / Thimphu (B/L/D)
After breakfast, free at own leisure. After lunch proceed to airport for flight to Bhutan – Paro. During the journey offers fascinating views of the eastern Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest. Arrival Paro, enjoy the Bhutan local lunch. Visit to Rinpung Dzong or the 'fortress of the heap of jewels' which is the seat of the district administration and the residence of the monastic school. The dzong is famous for its wall murals depicting Buddhist parables, symbols and the lives of prominent saints. After finish, drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. The road meanders alongside the Paro Chu (river) and terraced fields until the confluence of two rivers at Chuzom. Here, one can see three stupas, representing the different styles of the different sects. Upon arrival, visit Tashicho Dzong, the center of government and the monastic order. After dinner, transfer back to the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 3 Thimphu / WangduePhodrang (B/L/D)
After breakfast, visit the Motithang Mini Zoo where you can see the National animal Takin research centre where these odd animals graze peacefully in a small protected park. Visit the Memorial Chorten, a stupa conscpetualised by the Third King to ward off negative influences. It was later built in his memory by the present King and the Queen Mother. After that, visit the National Post Office, where you can have your own photo for a set of stamps. Visit to the National School of Traditional Arts, where young monks learn the art of Buddhist thangkha painting; the workshops for mask making and fine metal craft, weaving, ceramics and paper. Visit another place from where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley is from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). It is again a short drive from the town. You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley. Drive to WangduePhodrang. After dinner, transfer back to the hotel in WangduePhodrang.
**(Sometime National School of Traditional Arts will be close during weekend or holiday without prior notice, replace to Farm House)**
Day 4 WangduePhodrang / Punakha / Paro (B/L/D)
After breakfast, visit the Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. It was the capital of Bhutan until 1955, and still serves as the winter residence of the monk body. The first King, Ugyen Wangchuck was crowned here in 1907. Drive to Wangdue, visit Chimi lhakhang, a temple built by Lam Drukpa Kuenley, the Divine Madman and renowned for blessing barren women with fertility. Back to Paro, with a short stop at Dochula pass (3,050m) where if the weather is good, enjoy spectacular view of mountains. After dinner, transfer back to the hotel in Paro.
Day 5 Paro (B/L/D)
After breakfast, drive to the foot of the Taktshang cliff before walking uphill for 2 hours to reach this monastery, giddily perched on a sheer 800m rock face. Taktshang means 'Tiger's Nest' as legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava flew to this spot on the back of a tigress in the eight century. He meditated here making this temple a sacred pilgrimage destination for Buddhists. The trip to and fro takes 4 hours for which riding ponies can be arranged. After lunch, visit one of the oldest landmarks in Bhutan. The 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang was one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gembo. It is revered as one of the most holy shrines in Bhutan and embodies the arrival of Buddhism here. After dinner, transfer back to hotel in Paro.
Day 6 Paro Kathmandu (B/L/D)
After breakfast transfer to airport for flight back to Kathmandu. Continue visit Patan Durbar Square; a famous square for its arts and crafts, and view the Shikara style Krishna temple, Patan Durbar, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar and Buddhist monastery. After finish, free time to have shopping at Thamel Market. Dinner at local restaurant. After dinner, transfer back to hotel.
Day 7 Kathmandu Kuala Lumpur (B/L/ MOB)
Visit Swayambhunath. The Buddhist temple Swayambhunath is one of Kathmandu’s most important tourist attractions. This temple stands on a hilltop west of Kathmandu, with great views over the city. Swayambhunath is also known as Monkey Temple due to the large colony of lively resident monkeys, who like to run and play around the temple complex and are happy to eat any snacks offered by visitors. Next continue visit Durbar Square holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah kings who ruled over the city. Continue visit Bodhnath, it is the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal. This ancient site is surrounded by numerous monasteries.
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