Nepal and Bhutan Tour

Overview

  • Duration10 Days
  • Trip GradeEasy 
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • ActivityTour, Discovery, Luxury
  • Group Size8 People Maximum
  • Max Altitude3,120m. Tiger's Nest

About Nepal and Bhutan Tour

Our Nepal and Bhutan tour can be offered as private luxury travel packages for couples on honeymoon, baby boomers, for family holidays and it can be arranged to coincide with festival dates.

On our 10-day journey we get a glimpse of Nepal while spending most of our time in the Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan, and this tour will get to know the unparalleledbeauty of nature and aged old cultures of the two great Himalayan Kingdoms.

The tour starts from the magical city of Kathmandu including ancient temples palaces to the last Shangri-La, Bhutan to explore cultural cities of Paro and Thimphu with a hike to Tiger’s Nest.

Highlights

  • Enjoy spectacular sunrise and sunset views over mighty mountain ranges
  • Breathtaking world-class Himalayan scenery from heavenly viewpoint
  • Visit of Dzongs (Fortress), Memorial Chortens, and beautiful architectural temples
  • Hike up to stunning Tiger’s Nest 2.5 hours hike – 3120m
  • Drive through high mountain passes with breathtaking views of the Himalayas
  • Highly experienced Sherpa guide

Itinerary

  1. Day 1Arrival Kathmandu

    Welcome to the Himalayas! Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the hotel by private tourist vehicle.Rest and recovery day from jetlag.

    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Meals:No
    • Maximum Altitude:1,400m
    • Time:Rest
  2. The tour begins with an exploration of the Kathmandu Valley from the Ason bazaar vegetable and spice markets, which offers Nepalese people with vivid local life. Continue your visit further ahead to Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will see the Kumari Templ, which houses the living Goddess and also have an external view of Taleju Temple. In the afternoon, head to Patan City (a 15-minute drive) to visit Patan Durbar Square, one of the Kathmandu Valley's three Durbar Squares. Visit Swayambhunath, a stupa on the top of a hill offering a panorama of Kathmandu city.

    Later in the afternoon visit the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where you can observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa.

    Optional: If the weather is good, you may take an optional flight trip to see Mt. Everest & Himalaya up close in the morning, which takes approximately one hour, and guarantees windows for all seats.

    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Meals:Breakfast
    • Maximum Altitude:1,400m
    • Time:4 – 6 hours
  3. Today is a trip on the road. After your breakfast, youwill be transferred by private vehicle to Pokhara. It is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna and Machapuchare (Fishtail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west and Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the south, Pokhara is a lovely city on the banks of the Fewa Lake. It’s lower than Kathmandu and much less hectic.

    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Meals:Breakfast
    • Maximum Altitude:895m
    • Time:6 hours
  4. Today, you'll have a day private tour of Pokhara, Nepal's second largest city. Pokhara is the paradise of adventure and leisure, laid out alongside a lake and encircled by the stunning mountain scenery of the Annapurna Range.

    Morning take a boat ride to experience the charm and serenity of Fewa Lake. Then hike up to World Peace Pagoda (45 mins), a perfect viewpoint which provides a panoramic view of Pokhara, Annapurna range and Fewa Lake. Followed by the visit to Devi's Fall, Gupteswor Mahadev Cave, and International Mountain Museum (optional).

    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Meals:Breakfast
    • Maximum Altitude:895m
    • Time:2 - 4 hours
  5. Today begins a bit earlier for your tour to the Sarangkot viewpoint over the Annapurna peaks for the unforgettable sunrise.

    Then we fly back to Kathmandu, afternoon take a leisure walk around Thamel, a heaven for tourists visiting the city including its fascinating streets.

    Optional: in the evening with a cultural show of traditional Nepalese dinner and dancing.

    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Meals:Breakfast
    • Maximum Altitude:895m
    • Time:2 - 4 hours
  6. In the morning, you will be escorted by our representative to the airport for your flight to Bhutan. Upon your arrival in Paro airport, you will be greeted by your local tour guide and transferred to Thimphu (50km, 1hr) the capital.Pass by Tamchog Lhakhang Iron Bridge en route.

    Once your hotel check-in, have lunch at a local restaurant. Then visit the National Memorial Chorten, giant Buddha Dordenma Statue. Thimphu Dzong (Trashicho Dzong), Thimphu's largest religious building, as well as the seat of the central government, ends today.

    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:2,334m
    • Time:4 hours
  7. Leave Thimphu behind today, and head toward Punakha. To have a coffee break, stop at Dochula Pass and admire the wonderful 108 Stupas. And take in the enchanting views of Mt. Himalaya, if weather permits. Continue driving to Punakha and have lunch at a local restaurant en route before approx. 2-hour walking tour to Chimmi Lhakhang, a temple dedicated to the Devine Madman and a sacred place where people pray for children.

    The 2-hour walk provides spectacular views of paddy fields and countryside. Next, the highlight is Punakha Dzong, a beautiful Bhutanese architecture, armed with rich Buddhist collections by the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers. You will also visit the nearby Suspension Bridge, Bhutan's longest bridge, offering different angles to see the elegant Punakha Dzong.

    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:1,242m
    • Time:4.5 hours
  8. Drive back to Paro (about 4 hrs.) and start the tour today with Paro Dzong, perhaps the finest example of Bhutanese architecture as well as a local administrative religious center.

    Visit TaDzong later, an ancient watchtower, the National Museum with abundant culture relics. Next, go to one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, Kyichu Lhakhang, and end up at a local farmhouse where you can chat with locals, see how they live and taste some homemade wine.

    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:2,200m
    • Time:4 hours
  9. Hike to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) this morning, be amazed by the view of this sacred temple hanging on the rocky cliff, and take in the beauty of the Paro Valley. Then, pass to the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, built to commemorate the victory of Bhutan over the invaders of Tibet. If in good weather, you will see a great view of Mount Chomolhari.

    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:2,200m
    • Time:3 hours
  10. Nepal and Bhutan trip comes to an end today. After breakfast, we will escort you to the Airport for your onward flight.

    • Meals:Breakfast

What's Included

Included

  • Airport transfers pick-up and drop-off.
  • Accommodation on twin room basis.
  • Full broad meals included in Bhutan.
  • Private transfers and Sightseeing tour.
  • English speaking tour guides.
  • Farewell dinner including a Nepali cultural show.
  • Airfare from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu to Bhutan.
  • Travel permits and Bhutan visa fee
  • Major monument entrance fee in Bhutan.

Not Included

  • International airfares and Nepal visa.
  • Any personal medical or evacuation expenses incur.
  • International Travel insurance which included rescue.
  • Tips for the guide and drivers(tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the ‘Included’ section.

Dates & Price

Dates StatusPrice 
Start DateNov 07, 2021End DateNov 16, 2021StatusAvailablePriceUS$2485

Our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don't match with your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date.

 

Useful Info

Accommodation

Accommodations are provided on the twin-sharing basis. If you are a solo traveler, a single supplement will be served. Accommodations during the trek in the Himalayas, you will be staying at basic mountain lodges where you'll have a nice and clean room with the warm blankets, pillows, and comfortable matrices (matrices may not be very thick size but they’re comfortable).

Meals

During the trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking, there will also be farewell dinner.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Himalayas is between September to December and March to May, when the skies are a clear blue and the views spectacular. The weather remains dry until about May, with temperatures varying between regions.

Nepal is good for trekking throughout the year. Autumn and spring seasons are the most famous trekking seasons in the Himalayan region of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. It has beautiful, cool, blue skies, clear weather conditions and amazing views of the white mountains and the countryside.

During the spring season, this time of year offers a breathtaking view of the Rhododendron flowers and lush forests.

FAQs

1. After my arrival, will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying Magical Summits signboard outside the airport terminal. 

Spring and autumn are the best times to travel to Nepal and Bhutan together, as the weather is at its optimum for a truly enjoyable vacation. However, as autumn is Nepal and Bhutan's high season, it is best to book a trip in advance.

Nepal and Bhutan have modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa, and Master card are accepted in both countries, also ATM facilities as well.

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