Highlights

Bhutanese Costumes Trying

Create Your Personal Stamp

English or Chinese Speaking Guide

Bhutanese ,Thai & Chinese Cuisine

Christmas Gala Dinner *Only for Dec2018 Charter flight*

Nagarkot Nature Trail

5* Hotel in Kathmandu

UNESCO World Heritage Site

* Kathmandu Durbar Square

* Patan Durbar Square

* Bhaktapur Durbar Square

*Swayambhunath

*Boudhanath

REMARKS

1. Bhutan Service Fees for Guide & Driver = USD30/pax & Nepal Service Fees for Guide & Driver = USD 24/pax

2. Flights are subject to government and regulatory approval.

3. Foreign nationals (except India passport holder) are required to apply Bhutan Visa.

4. Foreign nationals are required to apply Nepal Visa.

5. In the event of local religious festivals, unforeseen circumstances and /or bad weather condition, the sequence of the itinerary may be changed or alternative sites substituted in without prior notice and/or at short notice in order to ensure smoother journey and tour.

6. All hotel rating is based on local standards. In the event that accommodation in the stated hotel is unavailable, it will be replaced by another hotel of similar standards.

7. The sequence of the itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.

8. Room type are based on run of the house and allocated by respective hotel. ASA holiday will not be responsible for the difference of the room allocated. Triple room are based on Twin room plus one roll in foldable bed.

9. All bookings will be subject to terms and conditions as stipulated in brochure & ASA booking form.

10. Tours is conducted in English or Mandarin speaking guide.

11. During major events, accommodation may not be in the city mentioned.

12. Flight timing are subject to change with or without prior notice.

13. In the event of discrepancies between English and Chinese itineraries, please refer to English itinerary.

14. ASA will not take any responsible for the risk of any activity that status in our itinerary. Hence, ASA holidays recommend you to buy travel insurance for your travel to ensure coverage.

15. ASA Holidays recommends you to buy travel insurance for your travel to ensure coverage.

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Day 1SINGAPORE / KATHMANDU

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Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Transfer to hotel.

Meals On Board

Day 2KATHMANDU

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After breakfast, Visit Swayambhunath Stupa is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley. It is also known as Buddha’s eyes temple or Monkey Temple. There are giant pairs of eyes staring out from the four sides of the main tower. These are Buddha Eyes (Wisdom Eyes), and they look out in the four directions to symbolize the omniscience of a Buddha. The Buddha eyes are so prevalent throughout the country that they have become a symbol of Nepal itself.Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square Temple of Living Goddess (Kumari), Durbar Square. One of the Sites. Square was surrounded with spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries. The Royal Palace was originally at Dattaraya square and was later moved to the Durbar square. Visit Patan Durbar Square also known as the "ancient capital of fine arts". There are 136 large and small Buddhist temples, and 55 multiple roofed Newari Style temples. It is believed to be the oldest Buddhist city in the world. In the evening, enjoy the traditional Nepali dinner with culture show.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner (Traditional Nepali Dinner with Culture Show)

Day 3KATHMANDU – NAGARKOT

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After breakfast, Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square This ancient city is also known as "Bhadgaun". Due to its far away location from intrusion by northern races, monuments here are well preserved. This is the third largest city in Nepal (UNESCO list of protection). Upon arrival visit group of monuments like Peacock Window, Dattatraye Square, Durbar Square, Golden Gate, Palace with 55 windows, Nyatapola Temple, Pottery Square and other historical sites. Thereafter we proceed to Pashupatinath Temple one of the holiest site for Hindus. This shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva, responsible for “destruction”. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the temple premise, but one can view it from opposite platform or gate. The main temple building consists of three-tiered golden roof. The Bagmati River that flows outside of the temple is known as the “Ganges of Nepal”. The platforms on the bank of river situated below and opposite side of the temple, known as “Ghat” is the cremation ground. After lunch, drive to Nagarkot which is about 32 kilometers southeast of Kathmandu and is about 2,100 meters above sea level. When the weather is clear, one can view beautiful snow-capped mountains and landscapes. If the weather is clear, enjoy sunrise over snow-capped mountains.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4NAGARKOT - KATHMANDU / PARO - THIMPHU

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After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu Airport fly to Paro, welcome to Bhutan and your first day in the magical Land of the Thunder Dragon! Arrived Paro and head to Thimphu, capital of Bhutan. Upon arrival visit Buddha point (Kunsel Phodrang) It is gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue constructed in the mountains of Thimphu. The Statue houses over one hundred thousand smaller Buddha Statues. After lunch, visit Memorial Chorten., this large Tibetan – style chorten is one of the most visible religious structure in Thimphu, and for many Bhutanese it is the most visible religious structures in Thimphu, you will find lots of Bhutanese people circumambulate around and chanting the mantra ‘’OM MANA PAMA HU’’. Visit Takin Zoo, which is Mini Zoo wild life reserve area for Takin, the National animals of Bhutan. Before dinner, proceed to an interactive ‘’LIVING MUSEUM’’ - Simply Bhutan where you can learn Bhutanese traditions & experience National Sport of Bhutan Archery and taste the Bhutan Local wine ‘’ARA & BUTTER TEA’’.

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Day 5THIMPHU – PUNAKHA - THIMPHU

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After breakfast visit General Post Office, where you can make your own stamps with your own photos and also visit Bhutan Postal Museum the main objective of the museum is to tell the story of Bhutan’s progress and development through the lens of the evolution of communications and the postal system in the Bhutan. The story is also told through anecdotes, artifacts and the rich assortment of the stamps that country has produced over the year. After post office drive to Punakha from Thimphu crossing the Dochula Pass - This Pass offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. The beauty of this place is further enhanced by the Druk Wangyal Chortens - with 108 Stupas built by the Queen. In clear weather, you can see the Himalaya Ranges with All snow covered. A short hike to Chimi Lhakhang (Temple) a gentle walk thru beautiful farm houses and vast plains of rice fields. The monastery is dedicated to the Divine Madman who is popularly known as Drukpa Kinley. The temple is regarded as a sanctum of fertility and most childless couples usually make a visit to this temple to seek the fertility blessings. Visit the Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. It was the capital of Bhutan until 1955, and still serves as the winter residence of the monk body. Drive back to Thimphu to have dinner.

Breakfast / Lunch (River Picnic Lunch) / Dinner

Day 6THIMPHU – PARO

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After breakfast, visit Tashichho Dzong a fortress and Buddhist monastery with a distinctive Bhutanese architectural design. It is the seat of the Druk Desi, the head of the civil government, and houses the offices of the current king. After lunch drive to Paro, upon arrival visit Kyichu Lhakang, the first and oldest temple of the Bhutan, also famous Hong Kong actor Tony Leong wedding ceremony held here Than drive to Paro valley and visit Paro Dzong also known as Rinpung Dzong, this 15th century massive fortress/monastery, is also the administrative center of the dzonkhag. Tonight, we welcome our guests with the most solemn welcome ceremony in Bhutan - Yak welcome dance before the Christmas Gala Dinner start. You can experience trying of Bhutanese traditional Costume Gho & Kira.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 7PARO

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Today Journey of Life time, take a mountain hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest Temple), the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries, it is believed that Guru Rinpoche flew to this location on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called Tiger’s Nest. Precariously perched on the edge of 1,200-meter cliff, this monastery creates an impressive sight, and is the unofficial symbol of Bhutan. If time permits, we will visit Paro Town Shopping Street. (Optional Pony Ride USD40 per person, please note that please wear comfortable shoes or hiking boots. Not recommended for pregnant women and those with health condition visitors)

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Day 8PARO / KATHMANDU / SINGAPORE

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Visit Ta Dzong - Built as a watch tower was converted into the National Museum in 1968. The museum boasts antique Thangka, textiles, weapons and armor, household objects and rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. Bid farewell to Paro transfer to the airport for your flight to Kathmandu, upon arrival proceed to Thamel Street the most popular street in Nepal. Here souvenirs of various styles and antiques and costumes filled with Indian or Tibetan flavor can be found. Thereafter visit Boudhanath, this temple is also called as Small Eye Temple which is full of myths and blessings that all your wishes will be fulfilled. It is also an important part of Tantric Buddhism of Tibetan origin. After Dinner bid farewell to Nepal, transfer to Kathmandu Airport for your flight fly back to Singapore.

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Day 1新加坡 / 加德滿都

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于指定时间聚集于樟宜机场飞往尼泊尔首都加德满都。抵达后送酒店休息。

飞机餐

Day 2加德滿都

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早餐后前往参观苏瓦扬布那佛塔一座矗立於市区西郊山丘的的寺庙,又称四眼天神庙或猴庙。塔的四面,皆绘有释迦牟尼佛眼睛,象征着佛眼无边,随时随地注视着加德满都谷地每个角落。佛塔的四周还有四座雕刻精致的铜铸神龛,里面供奉着四尊佛神,佛塔周围列有呈环状可以转动的转经轮。午餐后参观加德滿都旧皇宮位于加德满都皇宫广场(亦称杜巴广场)首都加德满都市中心南部,始建于1300多年前的李查维王朝时期(464年~879年)经过马拉王朝和沙阿王朝的历代修建,形成了由3大块空地和50多个建筑古迹构成的加德满都王宫广场建筑群,是世界闻名的旅游胜地,1979年成为尼泊尔的7个世界文化遗产之一。巴丹旧皇宮又称『精致艺术古都』屹立有136座大小佛寺,以及55座尼瓦寺多重屋頂廟宇,被傳為世界最古老的佛教城。晚餐,特别安排享用尼泊尔当地风味餐+民俗舞蹈表演。

早餐 / 午餐 / 晚餐 (尼泊尔风味晚餐+民俗舞蹈表演)

Day 3加德滿都 – 纳加阔特

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早餐后前往参观巴克塔布杜巴广场加德滿都最美丽最美丽的旧皇宮此城別名“巴特岡”;因远离北方異族的侵扰,保存了纯朴与传统的一面,今为尼泊尔第三大城(UNESCO保护名单)。参观杜巴广场附近的古迹群,如黃金门、55扇宮殿、孔雀窗、尼亞波塔拉廟、手拉胚陶器市場等名勝古蹟。帕苏帕提那寺印度教聖地,此座寺廟內供奉主宰(破坏)的湿婆神,非印度教徒不得進入,只可於對岸平台或門口觀望;寺庙主建築是以包金三重式屋頂,在光線照射下金碧堂皇。在寺廟外的巴格馬提河;具有(尼泊爾恆河)之稱,河岸兩旁的(河壇)為尼泊爾人結束人生最終的終點。午餐后驱车前往位於加德滿都东南方約32公里的纳加阔特,标高約2100米,有最美的雪山及山林景观,更是喜愛享受鄉間天堂的慢跑者、散步者和野餐者的最愛。清晨若天氣晴朗,約5:30只見工作人員熱情敲門請你看日出、雪山囉!!晨曦中祇見呈條狀雪山山景令您絕對心醉。

早餐 / 午餐 / 晚餐

Day 4纳加阔特 - 加德滿都 / 帕罗 - 廷布

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搭乘客机飞往不丹第二大城帕罗(海拔2280米)。抵达后,由亲切且专业的导游接机前往不丹首都廷布(海拔2350米)。抵达后参观由新加坡和香港华人捐款建设,佛像高51.5米,被认为是世界上第17高的佛像不丹大佛,总成本超过1亿美元,内部可容纳10万尊8英寸和2.5万尊12英寸的佛像,这里空气清新,是俯瞰廷布的最佳地点。不丹人民大多数信奉佛教,巨大的佛像也体现了佛教在不丹的重要性。随后参观不丹国家纪念碑,它是廷布的标志性建筑,是按不丹三世国王晋美•多吉•旺楚克陛下(现代不丹之父)的设想而建的。1974年佛塔完成后,他却不幸逝世。这是一个既为纪念已故国王,同时为世界和平而建的纪念碑,也是廷布人每日转塔最集中的地方。当地人认为转塔可以洗清先前犯下的罪孽。晚餐前参观塔金迷你动物园观看不丹的国兽—塔金, 这种羊头牛身的动物只在不丹能够看见,传说是癫狂圣贤喇嘛朱卡库拉用动物骨头创造了塔金续。简约不丹博物馆它建立在传统农舍风格的博物馆, 提供多种生动的参观体验不丹农村生活的景观及体验不丹射箭和传统游戏的民族运动, 您也有机会品尝当地的米酒 "ARA"及酥油茶

早餐 / 午餐 / 晚餐

Day 5廷布-普纳卡-廷布

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早餐后,前往参观不丹国家邮政总局及邮政博物馆, 不丹是世界上鼎鼎有名的"邮票大国",以至于国家邮政总局都成为不丹的必游景点之一。目前,不丹仍然保持着使用特殊材料印刷邮票最多的世界记录。随后驱车前往不丹旧都普那卡(海拔1250米)。从廷布出发,沿着蜿蜒而上的道路抵达多雄拉山口 (海拔3048米)。天气晴朗的时候,可将喜马拉雅山东侧的壮丽美景尽收眼底,包括不丹的最高峰—冈嘎本孙峰(海拔7550米)。这里的108座佛塔被称之为楚克旺耶纪念碑,为了祈祷世界和平和纪念剿灭不丹南部阿萨姆反政府武装中丧生的勇士。沿路往下,穿过不断变化的森林,最后进入富饶的普那卡谷地。徒步前往切米拉康-不丹癫狂圣僧竹巴衮列的寺庙。沿着一条景色怡人的步道穿过一个美丽的村庄,到达切米拉康。随后参观壮观的普那卡宗意为"幸福宫殿",它位于两条河流(Phochu河和Mochu河)的交汇处。

早餐 / 午餐 (河畔野餐) / 晚餐

Day 6廷布 - 帕罗

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早餐后前往参观扎西确宗 不丹久负盛名的佛教寺院,同时也是首都廷布的政府心。它始建于13世纪,庄严的矗立在旺楚河西岸。扎西确宗是现任国王的办公场所以及内政、财政部门所在地,也是宗教首领和中央宗教机构的夏季驻所。寺院内至今仍保留有国王的宝座和办公室,以及王室商议家事和进行会客商谈的地方。随后驱车前往帕罗,抵达后参观克楚拉康又称祈楚寺或古雀寺,这是不丹最古老和最美丽的寺院,这个双寺庙建筑坐落在帕罗河谷,不仅是当地人的朝圣之地,也是不丹皇室举行庆典的重要场所, 著名香港影星梁朝伟和刘嘉玲曾在此举办瞩目的世纪婚礼。续游帕罗宗不丹最为知名的寺庙。帕罗宗的本名应叫作仁增潘世珍宗,通常简称为日蓬堡,意思是"堡垒上的珠宝堆",始建于1644年。这里曾被用做保卫帕罗河谷的堡垒。帕罗宗和不丹其他堡垒一样,即是佛教寺庙,又担任一些政府职能。它的前身是地方政府的办公机关,包括国民议会的会议大厅和地方法院都曾建在这里。今晚,热情的不丹儿女们会以不丹最隆重的迎宾仪式牦牛舞来为今晚的圣诞晚宴掀开序幕,您能穿著赏心悦目的不丹传统服饰“帼”(gho)和“旗拉”(kira)观赏不丹传统舞蹈表演及聆听不丹传统舞蹈表演者的天籁之音,品尝不丹地道美食。

早餐 / 午餐 / 晚餐

Day 7帕罗

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早餐后前往虎穴寺这里是不丹国内最神圣的佛教寺庙,被誉为世界十大超级寺庙之一。 地理位置虎穴寺坐落在帕罗山谷中3000英尺高的悬崖壁上。传说中的第二位佛,莲花生大师骑虎飞过此地,曾在一处山洞中冥想,就是现在的虎穴寺,让此地成为佛教教化之地。您可以选择攀登或者自费骑马上山,根据您自己的身体状况决定是否走完全程,或者走一半再依原路返回。若时间允许将安排游览帕罗老街。备注:可自费乘坐矮脚马登山,每人USD40

早餐 / 午餐 / 晚餐

Day 8帕罗 / 加德满都 / 新加坡

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早餐后,参观塔宗国家博物馆1968年被不丹政府改为国家博物馆,珍藏不丹丰富文物游。午餐后告别幸福王国-不丹,送往机场乘坐飞机前往加德俄满都,抵达后前往塔美尔广场,在这你能看到来自世界各地的观光客的必到之处,更胜背包可的喜好。在此您能看到各式各样的纪念品及充滿印度或西藏風味的古董、服飾等。您可於此尽情的瞎拼,保證滿意及过瘾。随后参观博達塔又稱小眼睛廟,是座充滿神話及可使您的心願得到庇佑完成的佛塔,更是密宗傳往西藏的重要起源。晚餐后送机回返美丽家园新加坡。

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Visa

All nationalities require a visa for entry to Bhutan, except Indian nationals holding a valid Indian passport. Visas must be obtained in advance.

You must provide at the time of booking with your full name, sex, date of birth, nationality, passport number & date of issue / expiry, plus a scanned copy of your passport.

Weather

WEATHER

High Season (Mar–May, Sep–Nov)

The weather is ideal in spring and autumn. Book flights well in advance; accommodation options can fill up.

Himalayan views are best in October, while rhododendron blooms peak in March and April.

Shoulder Season (Dec–Feb)

Bhutan has seasonal tariffs so there'll be fewer tourists and good savings to be made by travelling outside the high season.

The weather is still pleasant, though it can be cold in December and January.

Low Season (Jun–Aug)

Monsoon rains and leeches put an end to most treks, although high-altitude flowers are at their peak.

Tipping

Guide & Driver service charges - USD6.00/day/pax

Useful Info

LANGUAGES OF BHUTAN

"Dzongkha", one of the Tibetan family of languages is Bhutan's national language. English is commonly spoken in main towns and also it is the medium of education in schools throughout the country.

ELECTRICITY

All major towns are well connected with electricity that runs on 220/240 volts with round hole two-pin and three-pin power outlets.

It is recommended that you bring flat-to-round pin converters for your electronics if necessary, however, most hotels offer multi plug sockets. Bhutan is a carbon neutral destination. Our energy is clean and green generated by hydro power.

MONEY

Bhutan’s currency is the Ngultrum (Nu.) It is at par with the Indian rupee which is accepted as legal tender in the country.

Note: INR (Indian Rupees) denominations of 500 and 1000 are not accepted in Bhutan.

ATMs are located within all main towns throughout Bhutan, where money can be withdrawn using a Visa or MasterCard.

In addition, POS (Point of Sale) services are available nationwide, meaning visitors can pay by credit card at most hotels and handicrafts stores.

Cash and Travelers Cheques exchange facility is available for most of the main currencies including the US dollar, Euro, Indian Rupee, Japanese Yen, Thai Baht, Pound Sterling, Swiss Franc, Hong Kong dollar, Canadian dollar, Australian dollar, Singapore dollar, Danish kroner, Norwegian kroner, and Swedish kroner. Exchange rates vary

PHOTOGRAPHY

Bhutan offers immense opportunities for photography especially during outdoor sightseeing trips.

However you should check with your guide before taking pictures or filming inside Dzongs, temples, monasteries and religious institutions as in some area photograph/filming is not permitted.

You are free to capture images of the landscape, the panoramic views of the mountain ranges, rural life, flora and fauna, distinctive Bhutanese architecture and the exterior of Dzongs and Chortens in particular.

SHOPPING

Some popular handicraft items available for purchase are hand-woven textiles of raw silk or silk, carved masks of various animals, woven baskets of cane and bamboo, wooden bowls known as Dapas, handmade paper products or finely crafted gods of silver. Other items you may be interested in are the exquisite Buddhist thangkha paintings or Bhutan’s wide array of colourful and creative postage stamps. You can come across these items in the many handicraft shops in and around Thimphu and in other major towns. Please remember that buying and selling of antiques is strictly forbidden in Bhutan.

CUSTOMS

The following articles are exempt from duty:

(a) Personal effects and articles for day to day use by the visitor


(b) 1 litre of alcohol (spirits or wine)


(c) 200 cigarettes, on payment of import duty of 200%


(d) Instruments, apparatus or appliances for professional use


(e) Photographic equipment, video cameras and other electronic goods for personal use

You have to complete the passenger declaration form at your port of entry.

Visitors are advised to be cautious in purchasing old and used items, especially of religious or cultural significance, as such items may not be exported without a clearance certificate.

If importing any items to Bhutan which are for sale or gift, they may be liable for customs duty. On departure, visitors are required to fill out a departure form, which will be asked for by Customs authorities.

Import/export of the following goods is strictly prohibited:

(a) Arms, ammunitions and explosives


(b) All narcotics and drugs except medically prescribed drugs


(c) Wildlife products, especially those of endangered species


(d) Antiques

Imports of plants, soils etc. are subject to quarantine regulations. These items must be cleared on arrival.

CLOTHES AND OTHER PARAPHERNALIA

With great altitudinal variations, weather is quite mixed in Bhutan. So be prepared to face the unforeseen weather conditions.

Bhutan expect visitors to dress modestly and respectfully especially if you are planning a visit to the monasteries, Dzongs and other religious institutions. Long pants and long sleeved tops should be worn when visiting such places. As a mark of respect, be kind enough to remove your hats, caps etc. as you enter religious and administrative premises, institutions and in any other place that you come across with the national flag being raised.

TIME

Bhutan standard time is 6 hours ahead of GMT

PRECAUTIONS

Bhutan is one of the safest countries in the world however you should still exercise caution when visiting. Please ensure that your belongings especially your passports, cameras, wallets and purses are properly secured. Please refrain from leaving such items within sight in locked vehicles while sightseeing.

Avoid drinking tap water which has not been boiled or ice cubes in drinks at all times as most water sources in Bhutan are untreated. One can easily acquire affordable treated and bottled water.

Also, Bhutan has a duty to protect its citizens from drugs and tobacco products. To do this we need your help and cooperation. Please co-operate if stopped and asked about your baggage. Please do not carry tobacco goods in excess of the set limit. For more information please see following link. Tobacco Control Act.

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