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What’s included

  • An English-speaking qualified Bhutanese tour leader
  • An English-speaking guide in Kathmandu
  • Everest flight
  • Flights between Kathmandu and Paro and hotel/airport transfers
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (upgrades available) & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Single, timed group airport transfers for international flights on arrival and departure
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Bhutan visa and Bhutan departure tax
  • Premium hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share, bed and breakfast basis
  • Top quality hotels (5 and 4 star) in Bhutan on twin share, full board basis
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • A free Mountain Kingdoms Water-to-Go bottle or Mountain Kingdoms fleece
  • The opportunity to attend one of our pre trip meets in the Cotswolds

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New for 2020
Highlights of Bhutan in Style

Duration:  13 days from the UK

Flight inclusive from £4,635,
Land only from £3,885

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Traditional villages, a vibrant festival and the best of Bhutan's cultural treasures, with sumptuous accommodation throughout.

Highlights

  • Stay in first-rate hotel accommodation throughout
  • Explore Bhutan’s key cultural sights including the Tiger’s Nest Monastery and Punakha Dzong
  • Join the festivities at a Bhutanese festival
  • Take an Everest flight for close up views of the world’s highest mountain
  • Enjoy a guided tour of some of Kathmandu's main heritage sites

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Bhutan is one of the most intriguing and unique countries you are ever likely to visit. The architecture, festivals, people and their way of life are a joy to experience. And, to do so whilst staying in such fabulous accommodation is just a bonus.
Seraphina, Reservations Manager, Mountain Kingdoms

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Treat yourself to something really special as you tour the cultural attractions of the Thunder Dragon Kingdom from the indulgent comfort of some of the most stylish hotels in Paro, Punakha and Thimphu.

Your journey through picturesque western Bhutan is one of compelling contrasts and is the perfect introduction to the Thunder Dragon Kingdom. You visit the imposing monastery-fortresses of Punakha and Paro Dzong; take a walk up to Bhutan’s most iconic sight - spectacular Taktsang Monastery; and discover out-the-way villages where you will meet the locals and have the opportunity to try your hand at some traditional Bhutanese pastimes. Anyone for archery? You will explore picturesque monasteries, thriving towns and fascinating museums, and also visit artisan workshops where you can see craftsmen and women demonstrating their time-honoured skills. And, for the icing on the cake, you can join the festivities at a flamboyant Bhutanese festival

Each night you will relax in a first class hotel providing the highest standards of comfort and service, whilst reflecting the authentic architecture and heritage of Bhutan.

Before and after your time in Bhutan you will also explore the ancient cities of the Kathmandu Valley and take an unforgettable flight into the high Himalaya for a close-up look at Mount Everest.


At a glance

Duration:  13 days from the UK

Max. Altitude: 3,116m/10,223ft, Dochu La, Day 5

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Kathmandu

Accommodation types: Hotels

Festival:

The March 2020 departure attends Talo Tsechu

The September 2020 departure attends Thimphu Tsechu

Meal arrangements: Bed and breakfast in Kathmandu plus lunch on Day 3. All meals in Bhutan.

Itinerary overview
Day Activity
1-3
(This is the itinerary for our September departure. Detailed itineraries for all departures can be downloaded below). Fly to Kathmandu and drive to Bhaktapur. Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
4
Fly to Paro. Afternoon activities.
5-6
Drive to Punakha. Visit Chimi Lakhang and Punakha Dzong. Visit Talo and Nobgang.
7-8
Drive to Thimphu. Attend Thimphu Tsechu and sightseeing in Thimphu.
9-10
Drive to Paro. Sightseeing in Paro and visit Taktsang.
11-13
Fly to Kathmandu. Everest flight and sightseeing. Fly to London.
Leader: Local leader, Bhutan
Local leader, Bhutan

You will have an English speaking Bhutanese guide. Mountain Kingdoms have been working with the same partner in Bhutan since 1986. Their guides are some of the best in the Kingdom. They speak fluent English, as this is taught in all Bhutanese schools, and are fully qualified guides. The Tourism Authority of Bhutan insists that a Bhutanese trek or tour leader must pass his/her guiding exams in Thimphu before accompanying groups of foreign visitors. Guides receive regular ‘top-up’ training and 15 of our regular leaders have completed an extended training course run by Mountain Kingdoms in Bhutan.


  1. Day 1 - Fly London to Kathmandu

    Depart London on your overnight flight to Kathmandu.

    Overnight iconOvernight: In flight
  2. Day 2 - Arrive Kathmandu. Drive to Bhaktapur.

    On arrival in Kathmandu you will drive the short distance to the city of Bhaktapur to your first hotel. If there is time you might take a walk to explore some of the fascinating streets of this lovely old city.

    Bhaktapur is one of three major cities built in the Kathmandu Valley by the old Malla kings who ruled the valley hundreds of years ago. The city is a repository of traditional Nepalese architecture and local Newari craftsmanship where you will find ancient Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas, crumbling shrines, picturesque Rana palaces and crowded bazaars. Many of the buildings in Bhakatpur have their origins in the 15th century and the side streets, being mostly brick paved, still have a really medieval feel to them. It is still very much a lived in city, and with much of it being closed to traffic, walking around is a real pleasure and you will get a feeling for how things must have been in medieval times. Bhaktapur is quieter than Kathmandu city and still has quite a rural feel to it. The local people are still predominantly farmers and the town is famous for its home-made yoghurt as well as for its pottery made from the local red clay - you can see the production going on in the so-called 'pottery square' and other side streets.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Heritage Hotel, Bhaktapur
  3. Day 3 - Sightseeing in Bhaktapur, Kathmandu and Patan.
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    After breakfast you will have a tour of Bhaktapur. This city is a real cultural gem. Built by the Malla kings, who reigned up until the 18th century, Bhaktapur has many outstanding examples of the exceptional architecture and craftsmanship of the local Newari ethnic group. You will see fine palaces and temples with gilded roofs, open courtyards and elaborate windows carved in wood. The main focus for the town is the central Durbar Square where many of the finest buildings are found, including the famous palace of 55 windows which shows some of the best examples of elaborately carved windows and doors. The city is a centre for craftsmanship and teachings. After the tour you will have lunch in Bhaktapur.

    Later you will have some sightseeing in Kathmandu's historic Durbar Square, with its many superb ancient temples and palaces including the Hanuman Dhoka (the old Royal Palace) and the palace of the Kumari, the so called 'Living Goddess', where you may catch sight of the goddess looking down at you from one of the carved windows of the palace. You will also see many other wonderful masterpieces of Newari architecture and wood carving.

    You will then travel on to Patan, the third of the ancient Malla cities of the Kathmandu Valley. Patan is another showpiece of Newari architecture with its own spectacular Durbar Square, palaces and temples. It also has a good museum housed in an old Malla palace where there are excellent displays of the traditional crafts for which the craftsmen of Patan are famous, including, cast bronzes and gilt copper repousse work. After your sightseeing you will return to your hotel in Bhaktapur.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Heritage Hotel, Bhaktapur
  4. Day 4 - Fly to Paro. Visit local family and try traditional activities.

    After breakfast you travel to the airport for the short flight up to Bhutan. On a clear day the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational, including Everest, but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing at the tiny airstrip of Paro. If possible try to sit on the left hand side of the plane for the most spectacular views. On arrival you will pass through customs and immigration and will be met by your guide. Your will then drive to your hotel.

    The Paro Valley has had great strategic importance in the history of Bhutan and was in the past an important staging post on the trade routes with Tibet. Paro Dzong, situated on a rocky outcrop above the Paro Chu, and with views down both sides of the valley, was historically one of Bhutan's strongest and most strategic fortresses. Before the rebuilding of the Tashidozong in Thimphu it was also the seat of Bhutan's National Assembly.

    You will have the opportunity in the afternoon for an introduction to the Bhutanese way of life. You will visit a local family farm in the Paro Valley where you will be able to see some of the typical architecture of the valley and local farming methods. You might have a go at some traditional Bhutanese activities, such as taking a cookery lesson to learn how typical local food is prepared, or try your hand at archery, a favourite Bhutanese pastime. If none of these appeal you could choose to experience a Bhutanese 'hot stone bath'.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Hotel Zhiwaling Or Similar, Paro
  5. Day 5 - Drive to Punakha, 1,242m/4,075 - 3½ hours. Visit Chimi Lakhang and Punakha Dzong.
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    Firstly after driving for about an hour you will by-pass the turn off to the capital, Thimphu, and climb to cross the Dochu La Pass, a pass at 3,048m/10,000ft, a spot marked by 108 chortens. Here, weather permitting, you will have a magnificent mountain vista. On clear days there are fabulous views of the eastern Himalaya - but this is a beautiful spot even on misty days. You then drive down through incredibly beautiful, varied forest to arrive in the lush Punakha Valley.

    Before driving on to your hotel you will pay a visit to Chimi Lakhang, taking a short walk across the paddy fields to visit this delightful small temple built by Drukpa Kunley. Known as 'The Divine Madman', Drukpa Kunley was a 15th century Bhutanese lama and is Bhutan's most popular saint and one of the most important figures in Bhutanese folklore. Despite the apparent conservatism of the Bhutanese people, Drukpa Kunley with his unconventional views on sex is a great favourite throughout the country. Chimi Lakhang is especially popular with women who come here to pray for children. The temple is characterised by its many phallic symbols.

    Later you will visit the fabulous Punakha Dzong, one of the most spectacular and important buildings in the kingdom. It is situated in a picturesque spot at the confluence of two rivers and is reached over a lovely traditional covered bridge. In 1994 there was a major flood in the town which caused a lot of damage to the dzong, but it has now been beautifully renovated and is a real showcase for Bhutanese craftsmanship and painting. You are normally allowed into the dzong unless there are VIPs visiting.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Uma Punakha Or Similar, Punakha
  6. Day 6 - In the Punakha Valley.

    Today you drive up into the hills above Punakha to visit the attractive village of Talo, 2,800m/9186ft, renowned as a charming and well-kept village. First you will drive up to the fine gompa, built above the village and worth a visit for the spectacular views. After visiting the gompa you walk down through the village and see traditional village life going on. The beautiful farm houses of the village have their own flower gardens, and corn and vegetables are grown in abundance. It's all very delightful. You come out back onto the road and may then either walk down through woods and fields or drive down to the village of Nobgang. This village was the birthplace of the four girls who, in 1979, married King Jigme Singye Wangchuck to become his four queens. After the King's abdication they became Bhutan's Queen Mothers. The Nobgang gompas are sponsored by their family. The two villages of Talo and Nobgang have a longstanding rivalry in archery.

    You will then drive back down to the Punakha Valley and have the afternoon at leisure.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Uma Punakha Or Similar, Punakha
  7. Day 7 - Drive to Thimphu, 2,230m/7,612ft - 2½ hours. Sightseeing in Thimphu. Afternoon visit to Wangditse Monastery.

    After breakfast you will drive back over the Dochu La to Thimphu. Thimphu has an attractive valley location and is relatively small for a capital city but it has expanded in recent years. There are many places of interest to visit and initially, before checking in to your hotel, you might drive up to the giant Buddha statue to enjoy the splendid views out over the town. Later you will visit the Tashichhodzong (the main government buildings), the Textile Museum, the Heritage Museum, the late King's Memorial Chorten, the National Library, the School of Painting and the silversmiths and pottery workshops. The Government Handicrafts Emporium is possibly the best place to look for local handicrafts especially if you are looking to buy national dress. The handmade paper workshop is a very interesting visit to see the paper being made. Nice items made from handmade paper are for sale there. You could also visit the Post Office to buy some of Bhutan's very attractive stamps. They also often have good t-shirts available to buy there.

    In the afternoon you will drive up to Sangaygang next to the Bhutan First Broadcasting Service tower, located in the North West of Thimphu. It is only about a mile drive up to the tower so if you feel like you would like to burn a bit more energy you can always walk up instead. From the tower there are great views over Thimphu Dzong and the Thimphu valley. You will then have a walk, contouring the beautiful hills to visit Wangditse Gompa. This walk should take around 1½ hours. You will have time to visit the gompa before you walk down for another 30 minutes to reach Dechen Phodrang Monastery, a monastery which houses around 450 student monks enrolled in an 8 year course. The monastery is also home to some fantastic UNESCO monitored 12th century paintings.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Druk Hotel Or Similar, Thimphu
  8. Day 8 - Attend Thimphu Tsechu.

    This morning you will attend the Thimphu Tsechu. This is one of the most important set-piece festivals of the year and is massively impressive. It is held in the inner courtyards of the main monastery fortress, the Tashichhodzong. Such festivals are important cultural and religious events and are also a chance for the local people to attain merit but as importantly to socialise and have fun. Beware the very naughty clowns who spend a lot of their time teasing the crowd (and the dancers)! The Black Hat Dancers and all the other colourful ceremonies are thought to dispel the evil spirits that have accumulated over the ground during the previous year. Archery is also important to the Bhutanese and if there is a competition going on you may have the opportunity to visit. These are great fun as the opposing teams take every opportunity to barrack each other.

    You will have the afternoon at leisure in Thimphu, possibly visiting the Takin Reserve to see Asia's strangest looking animal.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Druk Hotel Or Similar, Thimphu
  9. Day 9 - Drive to Paro - 1½ hours. Visit Kyichu Lakhang and Dzong Drakha.

    After breakfast you will drive back to Paro. You will then have time for some sightseeing in Paro.

    Before lunch you may visit visit Kyichu Lakhang. This temple is one of the oldest and most beautiful temples in Bhutan. It was one of 108 temples built by Songtsen Gampo, an important early Tibetan king. Its purpose was to subdue a Bon demon that was thought to hover over the whole of Tibet and was obstructing the spread of Buddhism. Kyichu Lakhang is said to pin down the left foot of the demon.

    After lunch you drive up to visit Dzong Drakha, a beautiful cliff temple situated just off the road leading up to the Cheli La pass. This is a beautiful spot and the views over the Paro Valley are stunning.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Hotel Zhiwaling Or Similar, Paro
  10. Day 10 - Walk to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest). Visit Paro Museum and Dzong.
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    You will drive a little further up the valley to walk up to the famous Tiger's Nest, Taktsang Monastery. The monastery is perched some 600m/2,000ft up on a cliff overlooking the valley and was said to be where the legendary Indian saint, Guru Padma Sambhava, flew from Tibet on the back of a tiger to defeat five demons, who were opposing the spread of Buddhism in Bhutan. It's a steep uphill walk through woods, of about 1½-2hrs, to reach a tea house (an ascent of 340m/1,115ft.) Apart from offering welcome refreshment this tea house is one of the principle viewpoints of Taktsang, and those who prefer not to climb any further can relax here whilst others continue on. If there is a particular religious gathering or VIP visit in progress, you will not be able to enter the monastery but the further half an hour's ascent is well worth it, as it brings you to another viewpoint directly across from Taktsang. If you are able to make a visit, the final section of the walk takes you from here steeply down 100m/330ft into the gorge that separates you from the monastery and then climbs back up again to reach the monastery gate.

    Please note that if you prefer not to make the walk up to Taktsang your driver will be able to take you instead further along the valley to visit Drukgyel Dzong. Nearby there is an excellent viewpoint for the summit of Mount Chomolhari, which at 7,313m/23,997ft, is the second highest peak in Bhutan. You will have lunch at a tea house during your walk to Taktsang, probably at the viewpoint overlooking the monastery.

    After descending from Taktsang you will return to Paro and visit the town's interesting Museum and spectacular Paro Dzong.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Hotel Zhiwaling Or Similar, Paro
  11. Day 11 - Fly to Kathmandu. Time at leisure.

    You will transfer to Paro Airport where you will say goodbye to you guide and driver. You then check in for your flight, normally in the early morning. Your flight takes you out and over the Bhutanese mountains and past Kangchenjunga, Makalu and Everest (the latter is quite distant on this flight), finally dropping down into the Kathmandu valley. You will be met and transferred to the Heritage Hotel in Bhaktapur, after which you will have time to relax or for shopping or sightseeing.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Heritage Hotel, Bhaktapur
  12. Day 12 - Everest flight. Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Transfer to airport and depart for London.

    In the early morning you will transfer to the domestic airport to embark on a spectacular flight to view Mount Everest, with views of other 8,000m giants; Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu and Lhotse as well as hundreds of other peaks, spires and pinnacles. You will return to your hotel for breakfast.

    Later you will enjoy your final sightseeing. Firstly you will drive to Pashupatinath a complex of Hindu temple buildings located not far from Dwarika's Hotel on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. Here are found Kathmandu's main cremation ghats on the river banks as well as the most important Shiva temple in Nepal. You will then drive the short distance to Boudhanath where you will visit the ancient Buddhist stupa there. Pilgrims from all over the Indian subcontinent flock to Boudhanath to go round the stupa in a clockwise direction, turning prayer wheels as they pass.

    You then return to your hotel at Bhaktapur until you are transferred to the airport for your overnight flight back to London.

    Overnight iconOvernight: In flight
  13. Day 13 - Arrive London.


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What’s included

  • An English-speaking qualified Bhutanese tour leader
  • An English-speaking guide in Kathmandu
  • Everest flight
  • Flights between Kathmandu and Paro and hotel/airport transfers
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (upgrades available) & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Single, timed group airport transfers for international flights on arrival and departure
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Bhutan visa and Bhutan departure tax
  • Premium hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share, bed and breakfast basis
  • Top quality hotels (5 and 4 star) in Bhutan on twin share, full board basis
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • A free Mountain Kingdoms Water-to-Go bottle or Mountain Kingdoms fleece
  • The opportunity to attend one of our pre trip meets in the Cotswolds

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Bumdra Trek Extension, Bhutan

Bumdra Trek Extension, Bhutan
  • A two-day trek that can be added to the end of your holiday in Bhutan
  • Camp beneath Bumdra Monastery in a beautiful, scenic spot
  • Enjoy views of the High Himalayan mountains
  • Trek to Taktsang Monastery on a path that few others take
  • Full service camping experience experience with porterage

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If you would like to experience a night under canvas in the mountains of Bhutan this short, two-day trek is the perfect opportunity. Setting out from the Paro Valley you walk up 900m to a beautiful, scenic spot by Bumdra Monastery with wonderful views across the high Himalaya. Here you camp for the night before a leisurely descent the following morning to reach iconic Takstsang Monastery - enjoying a vantage point that very few others get to see.


Dwarika’s Hotel Kathmandu, Nepal

Dwarika’s Hotel Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Relax in a tranquil haven with indulgent facilities and first rate service
  • Discover a heritage property that echoes Kathmandu's Newari history and culture
  • Enjoy superb dining in the renowned Krishparnan restaurant
  • Indulge yourself in Dwarika's Aururvedic spa and pool

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Dwarika’s hotel in Kathmandu is based on a vision that embraces the region’s great history and artisan craftsmanship in order to create an environment ‘with a sensation of the original’. This vision has been realised in the materials, style and artifacts that make Dwarika’s such a unique property and reflect Nepal’s ancient Newari heritage.

Dwarika’s though is so much more than a living museum. Large, luxurious rooms come complete with every comfort and the hotel has a library, fitness centre, Ayurvedic spa and free Wi-Fi throughout. Outside, it has a delightful courtyard and an enticing swimming pool that offers a haven from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. Dwarika’s has several bars and dining options including the renowned Krishparnan restaurant. Here you can enjoy a true feast of traditional Newari cuisine made from the finest and freshest ingredients.


The Pavilions Himalayas, Nepal

The Pavilions Himalayas, Nepal
  • Spend two or more tranquil nights in rural Pokhara
  • Sample the organic and locally sourced Nepali cuisine
  • Idyllic setting with mountain views
  • The resorts offers a swimming pool, spa and gym
  • Eco-friendly

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We are delighted to offer this new luxury stay in a rural location just outside Pokhara.  We are sure this is set to become a favourite with our clients.

The Pavilions Himalayas is a luxury resort set in beautiful farmland amid paddy fields in a tranquil rural location approximately 5km outside Pokhara. There are dramatic mountain views from the resort as well as Pokhara’s famous Peace Pagoda seen on top of a nearby ridge.

The beautiful rooms are set in individual villas and are large and comfortable, all having whirlpool baths, separate rain shower cubicles, enormous beds and offering wonderful hand made soaps and shampoos made with herbs from their garden.

All facilities at the resort are top of the range and include a lovely swimming pool and spa.  From the resort it is just a short drive to explore Pokhara or there are pleasant walks from the hotel or you can just chill at the resort, have a massage and enjoy the facilities.


Koshi Tappu, Nepal

Koshi Tappu, Nepal
  • Koshi Tappu is home to over 500 species of birds
  • Look out for exciting wildlife like jungle cats, crocodiles and rare water buffalo
  • Explore the park by foot, raft and jeep
  • Stay in the pleasantly located Koshi Camp

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Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is one of the finest birdwatching and wildlife areas in all Asia. Located in south-east Nepal, the reserve covers 175 square kilometres with large expanses of open water created by the Koshi barrage, with marshes, lagoons, sandbanks and mudflats offering an outstanding wetland habitat. The reserve is home to over 500 species of birds, with the resident inhabitants being joined by large numbers of migratory species from Siberia and Tibet, which take up residence from November to February. The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve provides one of the best places in Nepal to view migratory water fowl, waders and shore birds with many species seen here which are not recorded elsewhere in the region.

There is also much wildlife to be seen in Koshi Tappu including blue bull, golden jackal, Bengal fox, fishing cat, jungle cat, mongoose, civet cat, porcupine, Indian flying foxes and rare Gangetic dolphins as well as rare Marsh Mugger crocodiles.  In addition, Koshi Tappu is the last habitat of the endangered Arna, a type of wild water buffalo.

During your visit you will explore the park with bird and animal spotting from a raft trip on the Koshi River, birdwatching walks, jungle walks and jeep trips. You will also have the opportunity to visit a family in one of the very interesting nearby local villages for a taste of rural Nepalese life. The Koshi Camp offers simple but comfortable accommodation and an expert staff of naturalists and birdwatchers to give you a comprehensive introduction to this wonderful area.


Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel, Nepal
  • Relax in luxuriously furnished accommodation with stunning Himalayan views
  • Relax and rejuvenate in the top of the range spa
  • Take a dip in the refreshing infinity pool
  • Enjoy locally sourced organic food at the resort's restaurant

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Dwarika’s Resort is a charming hotel located just an hour’s drive from Kathmandu city and set on a ridge above the town of Dhulikhel. At an altitude of 1,700m/5,600ft and enjoying panoramic views of the mountains, Dwarika’s Resort is the perfect way to relax and feel revitalised and rejuvenated. The resort promises ‘a Himalayan approach to well-being in rustic luxury.’

Built in Dwarika’s own inimitable style the resort offers a relaxing atmosphere of complete harmony in the tradition of ancient Buddhist and Hindu beliefs. The rooms are spacious and luxurious and are set in lovely gardens with inspiring mountain views. Facilities include an infinity pool overlooking beautiful countryside, top of the range spa facilities, a fitness centre, a Chakra sound therapy centre and a Himalayan salt room and meditation room all inspired by a blend of Vedic Philosophy and Buddhist Medicine.

The resort offers an impressive range of ayurvedic treatments as well as yoga and meditation and classes. Its wonderful restaurants offer delicious food, sourced locally and from Dwarika’s own organic farm, with delicious menus carefully created to complement Dwarika’s philosophy and treatments. Other activities include lovely walks to visit their farm or to explore the surrounding area and visit traditional villages such as the legendary Namobuddha Monastery or the Newari village of Panauti, to experience the simple joys of Nepalese rural life.


Bumthang Extension
  • Extend your Bhutan visit to Bumthang, often thought of as the cultural heartland of the country.
  • Home to some of Bhutan's most important and spectacular temples and fortresses

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The region of Bumthang in central Bhutan is often thought of as the cultural heartland of the country. If your trip to Bhutan does not include a visit to Bumthang, domestic flights now enable us to offer a 3 night visit to see the best of what the region has to offer. Here are found some of the country’s most important and spectacular temples and fortresses. The region is also of great cultural importance and is a center for Bhutanese weaving.

Bumthang encompasses four major valleys, Chokhor, Ura, Chumey and Tang.  The township of Jakar where you stay is located in the main valley called Chokhor. The other valleys are the Ura Valley which is to the east, the Tang valley which is slightly more off the beaten track to the northeast and the Chumey Valley which is west of Jakar.


Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge - Extension

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge - Extension
  • Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the Annapurna range of Nepal
  • The lodge is an ideal base for you to relax in a rural mountain setting
  • Beautiful outdoor swimming pool reflecting view of the Annapurna range
  • Delicious Nepali dishes & continental specialities made from local fresh ingredients, home-grown herbs & garden salads

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Why not extend your adventure in Nepal by visiting the beautiful Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge. Tiger Mountain Pokhara lodge is a lovely place, situated on a ridge half an hour outside Pokhara and enjoying the most stunning mountain views over the Annapurna range of mountains.

The lodge is an ideal base for you to relax in a rural mountain setting, away from the bustle of town. With a central lodge, bar and dining room, the comfortable rooms are arranged in clusters of cottages resembling a Nepali village. All have attached bathrooms, private verandas and Himalayan views. Daily menus feature a range of Nepali dishes as well as continental specialities made from local fresh ingredients and home-grown herbs and garden salads. You may enjoy lovely walks through the forests and villages of the lovely countryside surrounding the lodge, escorted by trained local guides. The beautiful swimming pool reflects the distant white peaks of the Annapurna range. The lodge also offers a range of Ayurvedic and shiatsu therapy and yoga and meditation sessions are also available (at additional cost). You may also venture further afield to visit Pokhara, Nepal’s second city located on a lovely lake and also enjoying spectacular views.


Chitwan National Park extension

Chitwan National Park extension
  • Activities include; bird watching, elephant washing, canoe ride, elephant experience, landrover safari and jungle walks
  • Choice of accommodation from budget to luxury
  • Suitable to add to any holiday flying in/out of Kathmandu

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Why not extend your adventure in Nepal by visiting Nepal’s jungle region for a complete contrast to the high mountains and the Kathmandu Valley. Chitwan is home to a rich and varied wildlife. Here are found wild elephant, rhinos, leopard, sambar, chital (spotted) deer, wild boar and
arguably the most magnificent of cats, the Royal Bengal Tiger. You may even see sloth bear, gaur (wild cattle) and crocodiles. Chitwan is also wonderful for birdlife especially in the spring, when the jungle rings day and night to the calls of several kinds of Asian cuckoo.


Bardia National Park extension

Bardia National Park extension
  • Jungle activities including an elephant experience, bird watching, rafting and nature walks
  • See wild elephant, rhinoceros, leopard, deer, wild boar and if you are lucky, the famous Royal Bengal Tiger
  • Stay at the delightful Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge situated on the edge of the park

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After your adventurous time in the Himalaya why not add a relaxing Jungle Safari to your trip?
The Royal Bardia National Park is situated in the west of Nepal. We use Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge, which is acknowledged to be the best lodge in the area. Bardia’s remote geographic location and the fact that the lodge has only 12 rooms, lends a degree of exclusivity to the experience, in comparison to other more popular parks. From the lodge you will be able to participate in safaris and have the chance of seeing some of the country’s wonderful wildlife, for instance, wild elephant, rhinoceros, leopard, deer, wild boar and if you are lucky, the famous Royal Bengal Tiger. There is also the possibility of visiting the villages of the Tharu tribal people that surround the lodge. With its abundant wildlife, relaxing lodge and first class service, our Bardia extension is an experience you will savour!


Shivapuri Heights Cottage extension
  • Escape the crowds and hustle and bustle of Kathmandu
  • Walks available from the cottage - explore the nearby countryside
  • Single and double rooms available, or exclusive hire of the entire cottage
  • Breakfast and dinner included, plus unlimited tea and coffee

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While in Kathmandu, why not experience an exclusive, private, home away from home? Shivapuri Heights Cottage is a “home-stay-style” property that offers a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the City. It is located in 2 acres of land at an altitude of 6,000ft /1,830m on the edge of the protected Shivapuri Reserve, with beautiful views looking down into the Kathmandu Valley.


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