Across the Himalayas Tour
Program Details:
Day 1 Arrival in Delhi.
Our representatives will receive you on arrival at the international airport in Delhi and transfer to the hotel. Then, relax for some time. Moring arrival will have enough time to explore Delhi or else relax at your hotel. Following sightseeing will be shown for morning arrival groups and Jama Masjid & red fort will be shown for afternoon arrival groups. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 2 Delhi - Agra (204 kms).
After the breakfast drive to Agra and visit Taj Mahal- which is the major attraction of the tourist. The best architects and craftsmen from India, Persia, Central Asia, Arabia and Italy were engaged to build this magnificent monument of love which marked the consummation of the Mughal architecture.
It is widely considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and stands as a symbol of eternal love.

Visit Agra Fort- visit Agra Fort where you can see the Mughal art and aestheticism mostly the stone carvings. The most remarkable thing about this fort is that it was transformed from a mere military structure into a magnificent complex within a very short period of time. The following buildings within the fort are worth visiting.

A visit to Itmad-ul-Daulah Tomb: - also known as Baby Taj was built by Noor Jahan in the memory of her father. The marble inlay of works will definitely thrills your glance. It stands majestically on the banks of river Yamuna and four successive Mughal Emperors helped in its construction and beautification.
Overnight in Agra.
Day 3 Agra - Jaipur (250 kms).
After the breakfast, early morning we will be heading to Jaipur via Taj, as the sunrise view of Taj is most beautiful. On arrival in Jaipur, check into the hotel. Afternoon you will explore the main attractions of the City which are city palace- this former royal residence is a fine synthesis of traditional Rajasthani Mughal art and architecture. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

Visit Jantar Mantar- the Jantar Mantar or the Observatory, closely the city palace, is the most famous and elaborate of the five Maharaja Jai Singh built in different cities.
The Observatory best reflects the passion of its founder for astronomy and his scientific genius.

Visit Hawa Mahal- the Palace of Winds is another highlight of Jaipur. This five storey elaborate façade overlooking the main road, with projecting balconies, was built in 1799 for royal ladies to witness the processions and bustling activity of everyday life of the city without being seen.

Dinner, at Rajasthani restaurant located on the outskirt of city. Enjoy dance and dining here. It keeps alive the heritage and culture of Rajasthan. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 4 Jaipur – Delhi.
After the breakfast, transfer to Delhi. Check into your hotel and leisure. Afternoon, we will visit few places nearby and rest of the time at leisure. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 5 Fly Delhi to Kathmandu.
After breakfast in the hotel transfer to airport for departure flight to Kathmandu. Complete your visa process,2 Passport size photographs along with USD25 per person need as visa fees, visa granted on arrival. You will be received by HBT representative and transfer to your assigned hotels. Rest of the time at leisure and explore the city on your own. Overnight in Katmandu.
Day 6 Kathmandu sightseeing to Nagarkot.
After the breakfast, Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple, located on the bank of Bagmati River. Admission to temple courtyard is reserved for Hindus only but you would have a very good close up from the other side of the river. You will also get to see the Hindu Cremation Services on the bank of the River. Boudhanath stupa, the largest Stupa in the world and one of the “must visit” site for Tibetan Buddhists in their life time and the area is inhabited by Tibetan refugees.

In the afternoon, we will drive to Bhaktapur-the best preserved medieval Malla Principality where you can see the intricate wood and stone works in the temples, monasteries and houses of Bhaktapur. The sightseeing tour concludes in the late afternoon and drive to Nagarkot. Overnight in Nagarkot.
Day 7 Nagarkot to Chitwan Nationation Park.
After breakfast, leave for Chitwan national park. Asia’s one of the best preserved park. After refreshment, visit National park visitors center, acquire the information on flora & fauna of the park and visit the village of Tharu Tribal people of Chitwan whose lifestyle remain unchanged over the centuries. Overnight in Chitwan.
Day 8 Jungle Safari Activities.
You are busy all day today in Jungle safari activities such as elephant back safari ,Dug out canoeing , elephant breeding camp visit , Tharu cultural dances in the evening. Overnight in Chitwan.
Day 9 Drive to Kathmandu.
After breakfast in the hotel drive back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, check into your hotel. Free in the afternoon. Fare well dinner in the evening. Overnight in Katmandu.
Day 10 Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa.
Morning you will fly for about an hour over the panoramic Himalayan Ranges to the capital of Tibet. "Lhasa" . Lhasa at an altitude of 3,650 mt, is situated on the north bank of Kyichu River. Lhasa in Tibetan means "Place of the Gods", the residence of the Dalai Lama., On arrival you will be received by HBT representative and transferred to your respective hotel. Whole afternoon for acclimatize. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 11 Lhasa Sightseeing.
After breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing of Potala Palace, Ramoche Monastery and & Norbulinka. Potala Palace, this legendary palace built on the top of single hill, synonymous to king Songtsen Gompa. Norbulingka meaning 'Treasure Park' covers an area of around 360000 sq. m. and is considered to be the biggest man made garden in Tibet. After sight seeing you will be transferred to hotel for your Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.
Day 12 Lhasa sightseeing.
After breakfast full day sightseeing of Sera Monastery, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Market. Sera Monastery, 5 Kms north of Lhasa, Sera setting is one of Lhasa's prettiest monasteries. Once a community of more than 5,000 monks resided here and was virtually extinguished by the Chinese. Jokhang Temple, situated in the heart of Old Lhasa, it houses Tibet's most precious religious relic, a golden Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo. Barkhor Market place, which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa. After Sight seeing you will be transferred to hotel for your overnight at hotel in Lhasa.
Day 13 Lhasa sightseeing.
After breakfast, visit Tibetan Medical Institute. Afternoon free. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa. Mentsikhang (Tibetan Medicine Institute): The history of Tibetan medicine can be dated back to 2,300 years ago but for giving this a worldwide recognition Mentsekhang played an important role. Mentsekhang, the Tibetan medicine institute was built in 1916 as the center of research for Tibetan medicine. This serves as the traditional Tibetan hospital and is incidentally the largest in Tibet. It is located at Yuthok Lu just west of the Jokhang Temple. This was also the place for calendar calculations and was under the Tibetan local government before the Cultural Revolution in 1959. In 1980,Mentsekhang was expanded and it became the immediate centre for research and production of Tibetan medicine. This is also the place where training and treatments are provided. The institute is spread over an area of 40,000 sq meters. It consists of various departments like, orthopedics, pediatrics, internal medicine and surgery, etc. Mentsekhang is also the school for training Tibetan doctors. The Tibetan medical theory is portrayed on Thangkas as a teaching tool
Day 14 Fly back to Kathmandu.
You will be received by HBT representative and transfer to your assigned hotels. Rest of the time at leisure to explore the charming crowded Katmandu city on your own. Overnight in Katmandu.
Day 15 Fly Katmandu to Bhadrapur to Darjeeling.
Morning after the breakfast, you will be transfer to Katmandu airport for the departure flight to Bhadrapur, Nepal, India border. Upon your arrival HBT representative will welcome you and drive to Nepal India border and process your visa formalities and drive to Darjeeling. The drive to Darjeeling is a gradual climb over the Himalayas. Once your stat climbing up through the beautiful landscape of tea garden and the toy train link crossing your road now and again, the view is breathtaking. The road gets very narrow slowly and very steep uphill but you can trust the skill of the local driver. Upon your arrival in Darjeeling, check into your hotel and evening walk in the Mall. Overnight in Darjeeling.
Day 16 Darjeeling halt.
Early morning visit Tiger Hill for fabulous sunrise views of Mt.Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world at 28,156 ft. On our drive back to the hotel we will stop at Ghoom, a Tibetan-Buddhist monastery. After breakfast we shall visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park, the Tibetan Refugee Camp and the nearest tea garden to witness the orthodox manufacturing process of Darjeeling Tea. Later walk around the Mall and the local market. Overnight in Darjeeling.
Day 17 Darjeeling to Gangtok.
After breakfast proceed to Gangtok. Check into Hotel in Gangtok and the sightseeing includes the Directorate of Handicrafts, Enchey Monastery, Deorali Goemba and the Institute of Tibetology. Overnight in Gangtok.
Day 18 Gangtok halt.
Explore Gangtok whole day and evening walk around the hilly city of Sikkim. Overnight in Gangtok.
Day 19 Gangtok to Phuentsholing.
The six hours drive starts with a steep descend initially for an hour. One will immensely enjoy the driving alongside the Teesta River with its blue green water rushing over boulders which is another image not to be forgotten. As you approach the plains of the Duars, the road gets busy. Finally reaching Phuentsholing Bhutan. Upon your arrival, your Bhutanese escort will be waiting for you in your hotel. He will assist you to process for your entry permit. Evening stroll around the Bhutan Indian town.
Day 20 Phuentsholing to Thimphu (6 hrs).
Morning start for Thimphu with a gentle climb through the balcony of the Himalayan ranges overlooking the Duars of India. Even though the journey is long and tiring, you will be rewarded with spectacular sights of the diverse range in vegetation that Bhutan is so well known for. Upon arrival in Thimphu, if time permits, visit the impressive fortress of Thimphu, Tashichhodzong. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 21 Thimphu sightseeing.
After our leisurely breakfast we will start our day visiting handmade paper factory, visit painting school, nearby folk heritage museum and national library. Lunch in the town, after lunch we will drive to north end of Thimphu valley and hike to Tango monastery, which is converted into Buddhist college. Evening we will explore the weekend market (Thursday to Sunday only) and some handicrafts to understand the Bhutanese arts, textiles, painting, religious artifacts and the varieties. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 22 Thimphu to Punakha (2.5 hrs).
After our delicious breakfast, we will checkout from the hotel and proceed to Punakha. En-route we will stop at beautiful Dochula pass at 3050m. The pass offers charming views of the entire northern Bhutanese Himalayas during a clear day. We have warm tea/coffee at the cafeteria on the pass and proceed to warm fertile valley of Punakha. Hike to Chimi lhakhang, the temple of fertility which is associates with religious arts of phallus. Visit most beautiful 17th century Punakha Dzong, which showcase the finest arts and architects of Bhutan. Overnight in Punakha, altitude 1350m.
Day 23 Punakha to Paro (3.5 hrs).
After our leisurely breakfast, we will hike to Chimi Lhakhang, temple of fertility which is associates with religious arts of phallus and after descending back down from Dochula, we will follow our way back up the dramatic Wang Chu and Paro Chu river valleys, before crossing through Paro town towards the north end of the valley. Here, set in a pine forest, you will find the Amankora lodge and its spa. We take an opportunity for a quick stroll to the nearby ruins Dzong. Evenings enjoy the facility of aman soaking yourself in to culture, spa or perhaps enjoy the Bhutanese movies that aman provides. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m.
Day 24 Paro sightseeing.
The day starts with a visit to the National Museum, housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here, an intriguing collection of artifacts provide a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom. Just a short walk downhill lays the dominating Paro Dzong, fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. From the Dzong, the tour crosses Nyamai Zampa, a traditional cantilever bridge, and guests are then driven to the town. Paro options include picturesque picnic spots or, perhaps, a visit to a traditional farmhouse to lunch with the family. In the afternoon, hike up to view one of Bhutan’s most revered monuments, the Taktshang Goemba, more commonly referred to as the “Tiger’s Nest”. The four-hour trek offers spectacular views of this sacred monastery perched on a cliff face 900m above the valley floor. Overnight in Paro
Day 25 Fly Paro to Bangkok (Departure)
The tour will end today. After the breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. Carry smile on your face, eyes with tears and memories unlimited. Tour staffs will bid you farewell at the airport departure gate with the quick prayer of save journey and to see you again in future.
Package Inclusion and Exclusion:
  • All the costing are in US Dollars.
  • The cost is on per person basis for entire trip.
  • Cost differs based on number of people traveling under same group.
Cost Inclusion
  • Visa arrangement.
  • Government royalty and all the taxes.
  • FIT Surcharge for one and two persons.
  • Accommodations in 3 to 4 star hotels on twin sharing basis.
  • All meals (break, lunch & dinner).
  • Full time English speaking guide.
  • Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water
Cost Exclusion
  • US$ 40 per person (Single entry visa fee).
  • Druk Air (Royal Bhutan Airline) fare.
  • Any alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages and any other personal expenses.
  • Tips to guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Single room supplement charge.
  • Luxury hotels/resorts are available on supplement cost .
  • Specialized guides available on supplement cost .