Nepal and Bhutan: Himalayan highlights
Day 1-4 Kathmandu
Step foot in Nepal’s capital city and place yourself right in the middle of a riot of colour, sounds, and a frenetic, chaotic cityscape. Ancient temples jostle for attention alongside the splendid backdrop of the tallest mountain range in the world.
Transfers to Paro 18h58m1h00m
Day 5-8 Paro
Approach with caution – or at least in the hands of an expert: the flight path into Paro’s tiny airport is so tricky that only a handful of pilots are entrusted to land. It’s worth the effort; this prosperous mountain settlement boasts a beautiful monastery by the name of Rinpung Dzong and a backdrop of the mighty Himalaya themselves.
Transfers to Punakha 3h21m
Day 9-11 Punakha
Explore the former Bhutanese capital and of its many monuments to Tibetan Buddhism. Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong, or thePlace of Great Happiness is a magnificent example of the dzong or ortress") architecture that can be found in Punakha and other parts of Bhutan.
Transfers to Thimpu 2h28m