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

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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.

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weather

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

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accommodations

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

for visitors.

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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.

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activities

Bhutan Activity Level:

Easy/Moderate/

Strenuous (tailored)
 

Nepal Activity Level: Easy

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optional philanthropy

All Hands and Hearts-Nepal

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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.

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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

The Everest Base Camp Trek starts at the Lukla airport and follows the Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche. From Namche, you will trek along a high traversing path where you have the first good views of Everest and then head towards Tengboche Monastery and continue on to the Mt. Everest Base Camp. On the way back, you will have views of the Khumbu Icefall. The accommodation will be mostly in simple tea houses (lodges) and you will climb to a maximum altitude of 5357 meters.


Inclusions: Accommodation in basic local lodges/tea houses (some lacking hot water), All meals cooked locally in the lodges, Simple beds with mattress, pillow and quilt / Airport transfers, Porters, Round trip economy airfare Kathmandu-Lukla (subject to change), Equipment clothing for porters and staff, Insurance for porters and staff, English-speaking local Sherpa guide and porters during trek, Sagarmantha National Park Fees, Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card, Duffel bag after
completing the trek, Flights from Kathmandu to Lukla (subject to change), All taxes.


Exclusions: International Air, Insurance, Visas (if required), Gratuities, Personal expenses, Hot showers during the trek, Expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block, Personal gear and clothing.

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*

The Annapurna Trek starts at Pokhara airport and includes hiking along the ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurnas. Savor the surrounding views of the Pokhara Valley from your guesthouses or local lodge (not temperature controlled) before hiking to the next deluxe lodge in Ghandruk. Continue on through the sub-tropical forests to discover sweeping vistas of the entire Annapurna Range, while visiting local villages en-route. The accommodation will be in more luxurious lodges, including hot showers, comfortable beds and hot foods. Each room will have an en-suite bathroom with hot running water and warm bedding, hot water bottles, and down jackets will be provided. You trek for 4-5 hours each day with your English-speaking guide and porters to carry everything for you.


Inclusions: Accommodation in more luxurious lodges (including hot water), All meals cooked locally in the lodges / Airport transfers, Porters, Round trip economy airfare Kathmandu Pokhara (subject to change), Supplies, equipment and insurance for porters and staff, English-speaking local Sherpa guide and porters during trek, ACAP and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card / Porters to carry bags / Flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara (subject to change), All taxes.


Exclusions: International Air, Insurance, Visas (if required), Gratuities, Personal expenses, Hot showers during the trek,
Expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block, Personal gear and clothing.

EXTENSION
NEPAL WELLNESS RETREAT Revival and Relaxation Package

4 Days / 3 Nights  

Pricing Starting At
$2,400 Per Person*
 

 

The wellness retreat will be a drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel to a resort tucked between snow-covered mountains. The Pancha Kosha Himalayan Spa provides an exceptional wellness retreat and a regenerative program that includes Himalayan salt rooms, chakra chambers and singing bowl therapy sessions. Upon arrival, you will meet with your wellness doctor to design a stay for the next few days.


Inclusions: Kathmandu Transfers, 3 Nights’ Accommodation with full board of spa cuisine, Private Consultation with Ayurvedic Doctor, Daily yoga and meditation session, One stress relieving massage, One herbal body scrub with steam bath, One session of Shirodhara, One session of Pada Avayanga, Use of Fitness Centre, Swimming Pool, Meditation Maze, Chakra Sound Therapy Chambers, Himalayan Rock Salt Room, Garden of Nine Planets along with painting and pottery classes.


Exclusions: International Air, Insurance, Visas (if required), Gratuities, Personal expenses.

 

*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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