Best of India and Nepal Tour

Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days.
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Kathmandu - Pokhara - Chitwan N.P - Kathmandu - Nagarkot - Kathmandu - Paro - Thimpu - Phobjhika - Punakha - Thimpu - Paro - Delhi.
Best time to visit: November - May.

Day 01: Delhi - Kathmandu
Fly Delhi - Kathmandu in the morning and arrive Kathmandu in the afternoon. Rest of the day free for exploring the area. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu
In the after delicious breakfast, visit Swayambhunath stupa followed by tour of Kathmandu city. Visit Durbar square, Basantpur square, Kumari temple etc. Afternoon guided tour of Patna city. Visit the king's old palace, Hindu temples and Buddhist golden temple overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu
In the morning sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple, Boudhnath stupa and Bhaktapur city. Rest of the day free. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Kathmandu - Pokhara
Proceed to Pokhra by surface this is also kown as 'valley of the lakes' stopping enroute for river rafting (optional). Pokhra valley is scenic and exciting. It is covered by green hills, lakes, forests, rivers, water falls & terraced gardens. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05: Pokhara
An hour's boat ride on Lake Phewa. Guided tour of Pokhra. Overnight at the hotel

Day 06: Pokhara - Tiger Reserve
Early in the morning proceed to Chitwan Tiger Reserve. Check-in at the lodge. Afternoon elephant ride at Royal Chitwan Park for nature watch. Overnight at a wildlife resort.

Day 07: Chitwan Tiger Resersve
Early morning park visit on an elephant / jeep. In the afternoon, set out for bird watching in the canoes. In the evening, a stick dance of the local people shall be organised (optional). Overnight at a wildlife resort.

Day 08: Chitwan Tiger Reserve - Kathmandu - Nagarkot
Proceed to Kathmandu by surface and transfer to the Nagarkot. One can have a panoramic view of Himalayan ranges from east to west. Best for sunset. Overnight at Nagarkot.

Day 09: Nagarkot - Kathmandu
In the morning after breakfast, proceed to once again Kathmandu overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10: Kathmandu - Paro
Fly to Paro by Druk Air. Transfer to the hotel. Time free to visit the monasteries or go birding at Paro chu. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 11: Paro - Thimphu
In the morning birding tour along the river Paro chu. After enjoying delicious breakfast, Visit Drukgyel Dzong ruins (Monastery Fortress); the Natural History Museum at Ta Dzong; the Taktsang Retreat (the Tiger's nest) & the 7th century Kyichu temple. Afternoon proceed to the capital city of Thimpu stopping en route to look for Ibisbill. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 12: Thimpu - Phobjhika
Leave very early in the morning for Phobjhika (6 hr.) stopping enroute for an hour at Dochula for birding. After lunch visit the Gangtey Gompa (monastery). Evening birding in Phobjhika valley. Overnight stay in a guest house.

Day 13: Phobjhika - Punakha
Early morning walk to the bogs to see the black-necked cranes. Return to the guest house for breakfast. Go to Punakha. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14: Punakha
Guided tour of Punakha and a short walk along River Mo Chu. Overnight stay at the hotel at Punakha.

Day 15: Punakha - Thimpu
Early morning birding at Punakha. Drive to Thimpu (3 ½ hr.). Afternoon guided tour of Thimpu. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 16: Thimpu - Paro
Morning visit to the zoo to see Takin and for birding. Drive to Paro (3 hr.). Overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.

Day 17: Paro - Delhi / Calcutta / Dhaka / Bangkok
Connect flight to onward destination.