Nepal & Bhutan Incentive Tour – 9 Days

This itinerary can be customized according to your preference in terms of activities to help bond relationships among your patrons. Team building activities can be organized based on your interests regarding adventure, culture or spirituality. Surrounded by spectacular views of these two mountainous countries, one can conduct meetings and conferences under the glorious peaks, go for short hikes together and visit the assorted temples, monasteries and museums.

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and assisted by our representative. You will then be transferred to the hotel as booked.

Overnight at Hotel [-/-/D]

After breakfast we will do a full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. Our sightseeing includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square.

Kathmandu, the largest city of Nepal is the political as well as the cultural capital of the country. We visit the vegetable & spice market in Ason, and see its many courtyards and bustling bazaars. Also visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Experience Rickshaw ride around Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Swayambhunath Stupa is a UNESCO WORLD Heritage Site and also known as a Self-Created stupa.
Transfer to Patan, also known as Lalitpur – the city of artisans and a paradise of fine arts. Best known for its cultural heritage, the city retains much of its old charm with its narrow streets, brick houses and multitude of well-preserved Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries (vihars) and monuments.

Overnight at Hotel [B/L/D]

Flight Duration (Domestic Flight): 25 minutes approx.
Altitude: 827 m / 2,713 ft – 1,740 m / 5,710 ft

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Pokhara which takes approx. 25 minutes.
Pokhara’s bewitching beauty has been the subject of many travel writers. Its pristine air, spectacular backdrop of snowy peaks, serene lakes and surrounding greenery make it ‘the jewel in the Himalaya’, a place of remarkable natural beauty. Pokhara Valley is the end of the famous Annapurna Circuit and a gateway to some of the most famous long-distance treks in Nepal.

Visit the Davis Fall, a lovely waterfall that marks the point where a stream from Phewa Lake vanishes underground through a natural tunnel. Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, across the Davis Fall, is one of the longest caves in Nepal. Visit Pokhara’s traditional Old Bazaar.

Enjoy boating at the Phewa Taal, the second largest lake in Nepal. The lake is stream fed but a dam regulates the water reserve, therefore, it is classified as semi-natural freshwater lake.  Visit Barahi Temple – the island temple situated in a small island in the Phewa Lake surrounded by marvelous views.

Drive about 45 minutes to Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, an ideal base to relax in a rural mountain setting away from the bustle of the cities.

Overnight at Hotel [B/L/D]

A walk before breakfast
For those who are keen on watching birds, lodge’s skilled local guides will offer the chance to see many birds as they forage for food. Bulbuls, Barbets, Babblers and other species typical of the middle hills of Nepal are seen regularly around the lodge.

After breakfast visit to explore the flora and culture of the hill villages around the lodge with an outdoor setting for lunch. Combining steady walking in rural villages, farmlands and forests, the walk will be a mini-trek and typical of a day’s walking in the Himalayas.

Overnight at Hotel [B/L/D]

Flight Duration (Domestic Flight): 25 minutes approx.
Altitude: 1,400 m / 4600 ft

Today you will be transferred to Pokhara Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Later, we will visit Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa.

The magnificent Pashupatinath Temple with its astonishing architectural beauty is situated on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River. Dedicated to the Hindu God of Destruction, Lord Shiva, this temple is regarded as the most sacred of all Lord Shiva temples. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temple comprises of a richly ornamented pagoda that houses the sacred linga or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva.

Boudhanath Stupa is one of the most imposing landmarks of Kathmandu and is a center of Tibetan Buddhism. Thousands of pilgrims circle the stupa in a clockwise direction each day spinning the prayer wheels. It is said that each spin of a prayer wheel is the equivalent of reciting the mantra. The stupa’s massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. The ancient stupa is one of the largest in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overnight at Hotel [B/L/D]

Flight Duration (International Flight): 1 hour approx.

Upon arriving at Paro, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel as booked. Later we will visit National Museum and Paro Dzong.

The National Museum of Bhutan is a unique circular building also known as Ta-dzong which is an ancient watchtower above the Paro Dzong. This unusual round building is said to be in the shape of a conch shell. The original building was constructed in 1656 but the building was converted into a museum in 1968.

Paro Dzong, also known as Ringpung Dzong means ‘Fortress on a heap of jewels’. This impressive dzong is the finest example of Bhutanese architecture and is one of the most popular and well known dzongs in Bhutan. It is the administrative seat of the district of Paro.

Overnight at Hotel [B/L/D]

Distance: 53kms/ 32 miles
Drive Time: 1 hour approx. (each way)
Altitude: 2,250 m / 7,382 ft

Today we will do a day excursion to Thimphu. Our sightseeing will include following places:
While driving to Thimphu en route visit Simtokha Dzong, which is believed to be the first dzong built in Bhutan.
In Thimphu, visit the Folk Heritage Museum, the first structure to incorporate both monastic and administrative facilities. Its students are both monks and ordinary people. Visit the Memorial Chorten, National Library of Bhutan and Tashichhoe Dzong in Thimphu.

After the sightseeing, drive back to Paro and transfer to the hotel.
Note: Tashichho Dzong is open during weekdays after office hours (5pm onwards) and from 9am to 5pm on weekends.

Overnight at Hotel [B/L/D]

Hike Duration: 4.5 hours approx. (round trip)

Hike to Taktsang Monastery and later visit Kyichu Lakhang.

Perched on the side of a vertical cliff at 3000 m altitude north of Paro, hike for about an hour to the beautiful Taktsang Monastery also known as the ‘Tiger’s Nest’, the most famous and an unofficial symbol of Bhutan.

Located close to the Paro Airport, the Kyichu Lhakhang is an important Himalayan Buddhist Temple. Built in the 7th century, this is one of Bhutan’s oldest religious sites.

Overnight at Hotel [B/L/D]

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.
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Destination Nepal & Bhutan
Trip Duration 9 Days
Arrival In Kathmandu
Departure From Paro, Bhutan
Meals BB basis in Kathmandu/ Full Board basis in Bhutan (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Best Season February – May/ September – November
Activity Tour
Grade N/A
Includes
Nepal Portion •    Arrival/departure transfers
•    Meet assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel
•    3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in a twin sharing room on full board basis
•    2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Pokhara in a twin sharing room on full board basis
•    All the sightseeing tours with English speaking guide, entrance fees and transfers as per above
•    All the entrance and monuments fees as indicated in the program
•    Lunch and dinner will be served at selected restaurant as per the program
Bhutan Portion •    Arrival/departure transfers
•    Meet assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel
•    3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Paro- in a twin sharing room on full board basis
•    All the sightseeing tour and transfers as per the itinerary with English speaking local guide in Bhutan
•    Bhutan Visa fee
•    Tourism development fee & Entrance fee in Bhutan
•    Lunch and dinner will be served at selected restaurant as per the program
Excludes •    Nepal Visa Fee
•    International airfare & airport tax
•    Mountain flight & Helicopter sightseeing [Will be quoted separately]
•    Airfare Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu [Will be quoted separately]
•    Insurance and rescue of any form
•    Cost arising out of flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides/riots and events beyond our control
•    Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, communication charges, laundry, tips etc. and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost
•    Tipping
•    Any items and services not mentioned on cost inclusions