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Nepal + Bhutan: Spiritual Happiness

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2022
Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

Hidden in the Himalayas

Fly to magical kingdoms isolated beneath majestic mountains
Where happiness and spiritual satisfaction take priority
Nature and society - untouched by outside influences
Like siblings grown old, Nepal and Bhutan are 
similar yet distinctly unique in character

 

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Highlights

  • Kathmandu | An ancient and splendid paradise in the mountains
    • Enjoy exploring the culture of many World Heritage sites.
  • Chitwan National Park | Nepal's first National Park and a UNESCO heritage site
    • Chitwan's isolated location has led to the strong preservation of the wild.
    • Enjoy canoe cruising and jeep safaris for an in-depth experience of the jungle world.
  • Pokhara | Nepal's "outdoor paradise"
    • Go boating, hiking, and enjoy the lakes and mountains under breathtaking snow-capped mountains.
  • Thimphu |  Bhutan's lively capital is the center of religion and of politics
    • Explore beautiful mountain villages, houses, and temples that reflect Bhutan's pleasant and humble lifestyle.
  • Punakha | The ancient capital of Bhutan, known as the "Winter Palace"
  • Paro | Old-world charm best discovered on foot
    • Iconic sites: Visit the Tiger's Nest, the oldest monastery, and one of the ten most impressive temples in the world.
    • Local culture: Get to know Bhutan's culture through their traditional clothing, stamp crafts, and a local stone bath.

Itinerary

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Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu
Welcome to ! For guests within our pickup timeframe, a Supera representative will greet you at the arrival airport. Have a wonderful journey with us!
  • Our centrally-located hotel gives you access to explore the city.
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The Dwarika's Hotel
Kathmandu
Swayambhunath
Swayambhunath
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square

Discover 2,000 years of history in Nepal's capital Kathmandu, where we visit the palaces of Durbar Square and surrounding areas. 'Durbar' means palace in Nepal.

  • Swayambhunath:
    Recognized as a UNESCO site, Swayambhunath is considered one of the most sacred shrines for Tibetan Buddhists. With holy monkeys living inside, it's also known as a monkey temple. The galleries of prayer mills, gleaming white stupa with gilded spires, and the intricately-carved stone facades deliver the artistry of Nepalese craftsmanship and a charm of Hindu mystery. 
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square:
    A UNESCO site, this square lies in the heart of the city with the old palace accompanied by a number of pagoda style temples that boast superb craftsmanship made of wood and metal. Visit the Hanuman Dhoka palace complex and the House of the Goddess Kumari, and learn about its role in the centuries of rule over this mountain kingdom.
  • Patan Durbar Square:
    This UNESCO site is a major attraction coupled with the old royal palaces. The beautiful Krishna Temple is built entirely of stone and considered the most important Krishna shrine of the valley.  
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The Dwarika's Hotel
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Chitwan
Canoe Safari
Canoe Safari
Tharu Cultural Program
Tharu Cultural Program
Chitwan is rich with unique flora and fauna and is located at the foot of the Himalayas. It's one of the last places on earth where the Bengal Tiger roams and is home to single-horned Asiatic rhinos.

Chitwan National Park
Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site; this is Nepal’s first National Park well-known for being one of few remaining undisturbed vestiges of the 'Terai' region.    

  • Canoe Safari:
    Float down the Rapti River enjoying beautiful views of the Himalayan foothills. Admire numerous rhinos, gharials (fish-eating crocodiles), and wild birds as you drift down the river. Then, stop to enjoy a stunning sunset at the Rapti & Narayani River junction. 
  • Dinner and show:
    Feast on a mix of Nepali dishes for dinner accompanied by Tharu's cultural dance performance.      
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Meghauli Serai Chitwan National Park - A Taj Safari Lodge
Chitwan
Jeep Safari
Jeep Safari
Elephant Safari
Elephant Safari

Today brings lots of excitement as we set out to explore exotic wildlife and nature via a safari drive and elephant ride. 

  • Jeep Safari:
    Experience the thrill of hunting for one-horned rhinos with our naturalist guide at Chitwan National Park and enjoy an al fresco breakfast. 
  • Elephant Safari:
    Accompanied by the elephant handler, a ‘mahout,’ take a lumbering ride through the forest and get close to the Rhino and Hog deer. It's a thrilling experience not to be missed. 
  • Nepali BBQ Dinner:
    Feast on a mouth-watering Mongolian meal made right in front of you.
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Meghauli Serai Chitwan National Park - A Taj Safari Lodge
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Pokhara
Jungle Safari
Jungle Safari
Phewa Lake
Phewa Lake

Chitwan

  • Morning tour:
    Explore the forest in the early hours and witness it come to life with the sounds of fauna and nature. 

Pokhara
Considered the number one destination in Nepal for recreation, enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas packed with new experiences. 

  • Phewa Lake:
    Drift aboard a brightly painted wooden boat through a serene oasis that features a spectacular view of the Himalayan peaks including Annapurna massif. 
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Hotel Annapurna View Sarangkot
Pokhara
Sunrise at Annapurna range
Sunrise at Annapurna range
Pokhara City View
Pokhara City View

Rise early to enjoy the stunning sunrise over the Annapurna mountain.

  • Freetime:
    The day is yours to explore on your own. Some great options include a short hike or a walk into the town for tea or coffee by the lake. 
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Kathmandu
Boudhanath Stupa
Boudhanath Stupa
Potters Square
Potters Square

Kathmandu

  • Boudhanath Stupa:
    Another brilliant UNESCO site; tour one of the largest stupas in the country and the most significant in Kathmandu. 
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
    Known as the 'City of Culture' and the 'Living Heritage,' stroll along narrow alleys and pathways to admire artisans at work. Watch how they weave cloth, carve timber, and make pottery, which dries in the open air for all to admire. 
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Marriott Hotel Kathmandu
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1.5 hrs

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40 mi
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Thimphu
Tashichho Dzong
Tashichho Dzong
Memorial Chorten
Memorial Chorten

Paro

  • Tashichho Dzong:
    Located on the bank of the Wangchu River in Hejo village, the dzong serves as the seat of the central government, the King's office, the summer residence of Je Khenpo (Chief of Abbot), and the Central Monastic Body.
  • Memorial Chorten (Stupa):
    Built by the Queen Mother in memory of her son, the Third King of Bhutan, the stupa has become a spiritual center for Thimphu. Witness people from all walks of life circumambulate, prostrate, and chant prayers around the stupa daily.
  • Bhutan General Post Office:
    Bhutan is known as a country of post stamps; as a special souvenir, please bring a copy of your favorite picture to get it turned into a stamp.
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Norkhil Boutique Hotel & Spa
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48 mi
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48 mi
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Thimphu
108 Stupa Memorial
108 Stupa Memorial
Punakha Dzong
Punakha Dzong
  • Dochula Pass:
    This memorial, consisting of 108 stupas, is set against a stunning backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayan Mountain range. 
  • Punakha Dzong:
    Well-known for its magnificent architecture, the fortress is a must-visit landmark in Bhutan. It's also the site where the coronation of the present King and his royal wedding took place.
  • Chimi Lhakhang:
    Also known as the "Fertility Temple," it is considered a place of blessing where couples without offspring come to get blessed.
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Paro
Rinpung Dzong
Rinpung Dzong
Buhtan Museum
Buhtan Museum
  • Rinpung Dzong:
    Built-in during the 15-century, this is the largest Buddhist monastery located on an elevated rocky outcrop. Today, it is an administrative office for the town. The watchtower is unique in design and now serves as the National Museum of Bhutan.
  • Kyichu Lhakhang:
    The oldest monastery in Bhutan.
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Taktsang Goemba
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Tranditional Bhutanese Costume
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  • Taktsang Monastery:
    Clinging to the edge of a sheer rock cliff approximately 2,952 feet above Paro Valley, the temple, famously known as Tiger Nest, is one of the most venerated places of pilgrimage in the Himalayas. Different walking routes are offered to ease the climb up the monastery.
  • Hot Stone Bath:
    Relax and enjoy a famous Bhutanese hot stone bath after a long day of exploration. 
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Your next destination
After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport by a Supera representative. 
 
A great journey always feels short, let’s look forward to seeing each other again!
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  • Deposit:A deposit of per person is due within 7 days of reservation confirmation to secure your space on tour.
  • Balance:Due days before tour departure.
  • Flights: We are happy to arrange air tickets with the best balance between price and flight quality. You may also book your own flights based on the following times to match our airport transfer schedule. If arriving or leaving outside these timeframes, please meet us at the designated place on your own expense or call us for transfer pricing. We're sorry, but missed activities will not be made up.
    • Pre/post hotels: We can help arrange hotels matching our tour schedule. For prices and availability, please contact our team.
    • Please review the Terms & Conditions before you book.
    • Is This Trip Right for Me?
      • Please see the Itinerary for activity levels and details.
      • Wheelchairs Accessible: Guests in wheelchairs welcome, but please understand some sites are not accessible. A companion to help with the wheelchair must accompany the guest.
      • Age Limit: For quality concerns, guests should be 2 years or older to join this tour
      • Dietary Restrictions: It is important everyone has a great dining experience with us! If you have a special meal restriction (i.e., fatal allergies, no sashimi, no lamb, etc.), please let us know 30 days before tour date. We will do our best to oblige, but we regret some dietary preferences may not be available due to cultural differences.
      • Local Climate & Conditions:

        Altitude (Feet above sea level)

         

        • Bhutan (Asia):7,546-10,236 ft
        • Lake Titicaca (Peru):12,555 ft 
        • Cusco (Peru):11,152 ft
        • Urubamba (Peru):9,420 ft
        • Quito (Ecuador):9,350 ft 
        • Half Dome, Yosemite, CA:8,839 ft 
        • Machu Picchu (Peru):7,972 ft 
        • Atacama (Chile):7,896-14,107 ft 
    • Accommodations:
      • Our rooms for this tour are reserved with twin rooms (2 beds/room), but hotels may have different configurations. Please refer to the Hotels section for details.
      • If you have special requirements, please inform us at time of booking so we may make arrangements as soon as possible.
      • For guest privacy and security considerations, we do not have single sharing arrangements.
    • Visas:
      • Nepal: Visas required for non-Nepalese passport holders. Obtain a visa online before departure (Offical visa application website). Visa fee is 30-125 USD/person, depending on desired stay, not included.
      • Bhutan: Visas required for non-Bhutanese passport holders. We will apply for everyone as a group. Visa fee: 40 USD/person, not included. 
      • Please be aware once a visa is processed by Supera, we will not be able to provide a refund under any circumstances.
    • Passports:
      • Please provide a copy of your passport at sign up; we recommend having a copy of your passport with you in case of emergencies.
      • Your passport must have at least 6 months of validity remaining and two blank “Visa” pages.
    • Flights and Luggage:
      • Some airlines charge a fee for pre-assigned seats. If so, we will let you know the details at time of booking.
      • For travelers who have booked your own tickets, we recommend reserving at least 3 hours connecting time between international airports.
      • Luggage allowances will vary based on the rules for each airline. Excess baggage fees are the responsibility of the traveler.

    Stays of a Lifetime

    Don't be too tired to remember your trip!
    A hotel is not merely a place to rest your head. We hand-pick each one to give you comfort, great views, unique experiences, and above all, memorability. We carefully consider locations to let your mind, body, and spirit wander freely while feeling at home.


    Kathmandu :

    The Dwarika's Hotel

    Built with the idea of reviving the architectural splendor of the valley, all the terracotta work was made using local clay and skill. The owner incorporated elements of Nepal's diverse cultural heritage, including those from beyond the valley, when designing the rooms. The furniture was crafted by families of traditional carpenters, and the linen, textiles, and embroideries were handwoven with Nepali patterns. The hotel now makes up one of the largest private woodwork collections in the world.

    Heritage Deluxe Room    
    45 ~ 47 m² (484 ~ 506 ft²)
    110 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    200 x 220 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Heritage Deluxe Room + Rollaway Bed (90 x 200 cm)

    Chitwan :

    Meghauli Serai Chitwan National Park - A Taj Safari Lodge

    Standing on the banks of the river Rapti, Meghauli Serai overlooks a vast expanse of rippling waters and the Chitwan National Park. The resort is designed to showcase the spectacular wilderness and comfortable rooms. A large infinity pool with a viewing deck and a 'machan' over the river adds to the charm of this jungle lodge.

    Rapti Villa    
    103 m² (1109 ft²)
    N/A    
    150 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Rapti Villa + Rollaway Bed (100 x 200 cm)
    Twin room subject to availability

    Pokhara :

    Hotel Annapurna View Sarangkot

    A short drive through a wild and rugged landscape leads to this incredible hotel that offers stunning views of the snow-capped mountain range and opportunities to watch the sunrise and set. 

    Deluxe Room    
    23 m² (248 ft²)
    130 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    150 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Deluxe Room + Rollaway Bed ( 100 x 200 cm )

    Kathmandu :

    Marriott Hotel Kathmandu

    Set in the vibrant city center near shopping, dining, and attractions, this hotel combines modern design with local creativity that's perfectly complemented with caring top-notch service. 

    Deluxe Room    
    34 m² (366 ft²)
    130 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    180 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Deluxe Room + Rollaway Bed (90 x 180 cm)

    Thimphu :

    Norkhil Boutique Hotel & Spa

    Centrally located in Thimphu city, yet nestled within the magnificent Himalayan foothills, this hotel is an oasis of tranquility offering a perfect blend of colorful Bhutanese craftsmanship with contemporary design and modern luxurious facilities.

    Comfort with Balcony    
    44 m² (474 ft²)
    150 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    193 x 203 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Comfort with Balcony + Rollaway Bed (100 x 200 cm)

    Paro :

    Zhiwa Ling Heritage

    From its traditional Bhutanese architecture to its elegant temple made with 450-year-old timbers, and its Swedish under-floor heating, Zhiwa Ling Heritage seamlessly unites past and present. 

    Junior Suite    
    49 m² (527 ft²)
    150 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    183 x 213 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Junior Suite + Rollaway Bed (100 x 200 cm)