You can arrive any time. Those of us arriving from Chiang Mai will be flying in mid-day but for anyone arriving earlier, someone will be there to meet you to bring you to the authentic, luxurious Hotel Dwarikas to recover from your journey!!
Early morning Helicopter tour to the Everest region – then back to town for lunch and a visit to the city highlights: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, city of Devotees, Pottery Square, Paper Factory, Peacock window, Nyatapola Temple, 55 windows Palace
We’ll complete the Kathmandu city highlights tour
After lunch transfer to the domestic airport for the short flight to Pokhara where we’ll be staying at the beautiful Pavilion Himalayas Hotel.
In the afternoon we’ll take a boat ride on the Phewa Lake and cycle around lake side
City Tour around Pokhara which includes the Mountain Museum followed by a drive to Begnas Lake. We’ll hike to the Peace stupa for Sunset view over Pokhara valley and the majestic Himalayas
We’ll have an early start to enjoy the sunrise view over Annapurna Dhaulagiri and Mt Fishtail, followed by breakfast before we leave Pavilion Himalayas.
Then we fly back to Kathmandu, enjoy a visit to Patan to meet and talk with the locals before returning to our Dwarikas hotel to prepare for an incredible Shabbat.
Chabad in Kathmandu holds the Guinness world record for the largest ever Leil Seder. The work done by Rabbi Chezki and his tireless wife are known to thousands of Israeli kids who come here after their army service!!
We eat, pray and sleep but also offer a unique opportunity to create memories of this Shabbat you will NEVER forget.
After lunch it will take about 45 minutes to walk to the Boudhanath stupa, for an introduction to the philosophy of Buddhism (which many argue is not a religion but a way of life) with a Khempo (Buddhist Teacher).
Our last night in Nepal we’ll enjoy “on the town” – in one of the bars which a part of the Kathmandu after dark “scene”.
Late morning: We arrive to Paro Bhutan, and after lunch we’ll enjoy an overview bus tour before coming back to the hotel for dinner. 5* Le Meridien Paro.
This is the iconic tour in Bhutan, a hike up to the Tiger’s Nest monastery perched on the side of the cliffs. You can do the whole hike on foot or take advantage of the horses that are available
We’ll drive across the countryside to Punakha with several stops on the way, showing you many different aspects of life in Bhutan.
Bhutan is a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys.
The total population of the country is about 800,000.
Overnight we’ll be in the RKPO eco-resort in Punakha
Leaving Punakha we head out towards Thimpu via the magnificent Dochula Pass, visiting en route a Painting School and an Institute of Traditional Medicine.
Our last night is at the Meridien in Thimpu.
our mega-tour (finally) ends and we’ll bring you to Paro airport for an 11am flight to Bangkok or Delhi, where you can catch your homewards flight.