Nepal & Bhutan

Once is Not Enough & Happiness is a Place


Explore Bhutan Together!


Join Richard Wiese to see the

magical kingdom of Bhutan
Please contact us for more details

WE CAN PLAN YOUR ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME

seasons

The best time to go to Bhutan is Spring and Fall (March-May and September- November). High Season is Spring and Fall. Shoulder Season is June and December and Low Season is December-February (excluding Festive) and Summer.

weather

While nobody can predict the weather, follow the link below to find the most up-to-date forecast to plan ahead.

accommodations

The accommodation in Bhutan will be in hotels and lodges (wide variety of standards) constructed

for visitors.

food

The food in Bhutan is largely imported as it is not legal to kill animals or fish within the country. The produce is extremely fresh and the meat and fish will be

flown in.

activities

Bhutan Activity Level:

Easy/Moderate/

Strenuous (tailored)
 

Nepal Activity Level: Easy

optional philanthropy

All Hands and Hearts-Nepal

family trips

This trip can be adapted for families and groups very well. Please note that children should have their doctor's approval in advance of planning as there may be vaccines required.

visas/vaccines

Center of Disease Control and Prevention website, as well as the
U.S. State Department website for further information.

NEPAL & BHUTAN ADVENTURE

Kingdom of Happiness
10 Days / 9 Nights

Pricing Starting at
$4,900 PER PERSON*

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu, clear customs and enjoy a VIP meet and assist before being transferred to your hotel to settle in.
Includes Accommodation

Day 2

After breakfast, you will have the option to spend the day with All Hands and Hearts with overnight accommodation in simple lodging or return to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

After breakfast, you will spend the day sightseeing in Kathmandu City. In the morning you will tour Kathmandu Durbar Square, home of the 'living goddess' Kumari and famous Swayambhunath shrine, renowned in the West by visits from pre-Everest hikers. In the afternoon you will visit Patan Durbar Square, an ancient city with temples devoted to Hindu gods and goddesses.
Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Today you will transfer to Kathmandu Airport to board your flight to Paro, Bhutan. Bhutan – Land of the Thunder Dragon, also known as Kingdom of Happiness— is one of the most exotic destinations in the world today. This kingdom, often referred to as the last Shangrila, is a land of outstanding people, remarkable scenery and natural wonders, and a proud and vibrant culture. Wedged between the world's giants, India and the Tibetan region of China, Bhutan is today slowly opening up to the world through a sensitive approach to
tourism.
Upon arrival, you will be driven one hour to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan with one traffic light. You will go on an afternoon city tour including the Tashichho Dzong, the fortress of "auspicious doctrine", and Zangtopelri Lhakhang, the handicraft emporium of local designs.
Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

After breakfast, you will be driven to the northern end of the valley to start on an exciting hike towards the Cheri Gompa Monastery. It is a pleasant rural hike gently up a valley through paddy fields and woodlands via a Tibetan village. In the late afternoon, you will visit the Colorful Weekend Market where people from all walks of life come to shop.
Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Following breakfast today, you will be driven to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan and the warmest climate. Punakha Valley produces abundant crops and fruits and has beautiful views of the distant Himalayas. En route, you will pass the Dochu La (Pass) and holy water spring and site of the Druk Wanggyel chortens and the botanical garden where guests can take short hikes. Upon arrival, you will have an optional trek to the Chimi Lhakhang Temple.
Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

After breakfast today you will have the opportunity to explore the area around Punakha. Visit the Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang temple complex, which overlooks the valleys of Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang. Later, discover Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, which was built to remove negative forces and promote peace, stability and harmony in the changing world. In the afternoon, you will visit the famous Punakha Fortress, the Punakha Dzong which was built in 1637.
Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

After breakfast, you will be driven back to Paro, the final stop. Paro Valley borders Tibet to the North and this picturesque region is one of the widest valleys in the kingdom. It is the capital of Bhutan. Today you visit the town of Paro, including the National Museum of Bhutan.
Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9

Today, you will climb to the most famous monastery in Bhutan, The Tiger's Nest, a sacred Taktshang monastery which clings to the rock face 900 meters above the valley floor. It is a 3+ hour hike to the summit or a shorter walk to the viewing point where horses are available to take you the rest of the way.
Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

INCLUSIONS: Accommodation / Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as described above / Optional visit to All Hands and Hearts
Philanthropy / Transfers as above / Entrance fees to the monuments, road taxes, parking fees, fuel charges, interstate taxes /
24/7 Local Emergency Assistance / Nepal and Bhutan Visa Fees / Local English-speaking guides for all sightseeing tours and
excursions


EXCLUSIONS: International Air / Insurance / Visas (if required) / Gratuities / Alcohol / Personal Expenses

EXTENSION
EVEREST BASE CAMP

14 Days / 13 Nights

Pricing Starting At
$3,200 Per Person*

EXTENSION

ANNAPURNA TREK

6 Days / 5 Nights

Pricing Starting At
$2,500 Per Person*

EXTENSION
NEPAL WELLNESS RETREAT Revival and Relaxation Package

4 Days / 3 Nights  

Pricing Starting At
$2,400 Per Person*
 

 

*The "starting at" pricing is a per person estimate of the land arrangements only based on double occupancy. Please note that
international flights and insurance are always excluded and booked separately.


Exact pricing will be possible following a tailored quote that will include exact dates, number of travelers and specific itinerary.
 

In general, pricing is subject to availability, currency exchange rate fluctuations and hotels may change their pricing at any time.
 

Groups of 4+ travelers may have better pricing and may or may not include credit card fees as noted.


The total cost of the core trip and the extensions will be quoted in USD.


Payment by credit card will be an additional fee. Payment by wire transfer will only incur bank fees.


For international air and domestic/regional flights, please contact us for current pricing.


Insurance quotes are available for American and Canadian travelers.

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