Everest View trek Nepal with Bhutan tour - 21 daysNepal - 14 nights, Bhutan - 6 nights
This 3 week, 21 day program is a combination of trekking in Nepal and Tour in Bhutan. You will be doing an 8 days trekking around the Everest region followed by the driving tour of Bhutan from after flying to Paro. Everest view trek is a short Everest Trekking for the splendid scenario of the Everest and the closer look at the Sherpa traditions and cultures. Trek to Everest is a best trek for those climbers who have not much enough time and have a short holiday’s program. Trekking in Everest is also for those climbers who want to view the Everest and wants to be familiar with the Sherpa’s community and gain knowledge about them without trekking at the high altitude.
Many People love to combine the trip of Bhutan with Nepal as they lie in close proximity and Kathmandu is one of the few gateways to Bhutan by air. Bhutan, the country of thunder dragon opened itself for foreigners only in the mid 70’s. There are still many places in Bhutan where foreigners have not set foot yet. The Bhutanese people have set best examples in the preservation of their natural and cultural heritage including Dzong, chhortens, palaces, forest and wildlife. The trip starts at Paro, where the only international airport of Bhutan is situated. Then it goes ahead to Thimpu, the capital city and further ahead to Punakha and Gangtey.
- Trip duration - 20 nights/21 days Nepal Everest trekking and Bhutan tour.
- Tour code - Everest view trek and Bhutan tour.
- Places to see - Kathmandu, Everest region and Bhutan .
- Tour durations - 14 nights Nepal/6 nights Bhutan
- Minimum number of people - 1 and above
- Tour type - Drive in/Fly out
- Tour category- Standard and Deluxe.
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A prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex, located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley
Is an important monastery of Nyingmapa school of Buddhism, the main seat of the Pema Lingpa tradition.
Druk Wangyal Monastery was built in honor of His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
After arrival in the International airport at Kathmandu you will be greeted by our representative from Adventure Mission Nepal (AMN) Treks and transfer to hotel. After having some rest there we will be discussing about the trek details and necessary equipments that you need while trekking. We will organize a welcome dinner at the traditional Nepalese restaurant with fine meal at the evening and overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2640m)
Early in the morning we will take 40 minute daring flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) above green scenery and snow capped mountains. This is one of the most exciting routes in world on hillside encircled by huge mountain peaks. Lukla is a gateway to the destination from where our trek begins. We start our trek through the affluent village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. For accommodation we have a short but most exciting hike and have a side trip of nearby monastery. Overnight in Phakding.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
The way is for many suspension bridges along the Dudh Koshi River one of which is the renowned Hillary Suspension Bridge and through wonderful and beautiful pine forest. First, we grasp wonderful view of the shimmering Mt. Thamserku (6618m) after that we come to the check post entrance to Sagarmatha National Park and pass through the village of Jorsale. The path ascends through the forests and bridges until we reach the convergence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about two hours we get first glance of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. From Chautara, we still need to walk about 1.5 hours to reach our destination Namche Bazaar which is a gateway to Mt. Everest and is the main trading center of this region. We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m)
This is the planned familiarization day for this trek. We either spend day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Our guides will take you to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can view an variety of things related to the first Everest climbers, Sherpa culture and we can learn about the various plants and animal life of the Everest region. We also take an attractive side tour up to Khumjung. We ascend to the famous airfield at Syangboche. The Khumjung valley is encircled by the snowy peaks of ongde and Thamserku and the terrified peak Khumbila hosts a well known monastery that houses a Yeti scalp. We also visit Hillary school which belongs at the same site. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Trek to Thame (3800m)
On this day we enjoy the spectacular view of Khumbu Himalaya from the various points. Thame is the village of the renowned Sherpa climbers. This is one of the highest village and a fantastic place to observe the cultures.
Day 07: Trek to Khumjung (3780m)
Khumjung is the largest Sherpa village in the Everest area. You will observe the spectacular Khumjung monastery, Edmund Hillary School, Yaks and Sherpa farm land and their exciting culture. A visit to Syanboche will give you the most beautiful and splendid view of Everest and other Khumbu peaks.
Day 08: Trek to Tengboche (3860m)
Tengboche is the largest and one of the most renowned places for the Buddhist monastery situated on a hill above Dudh Koshi valley. The scenery from here is one of the magnificent in Everest area. It is a superb place to view the sunrise and sunset over Everest. You can also observe the Buddhist culture and to take rest or it is also suitable place for the walk around.
Day 09: Trek to Monjo.
This is an easy day with around 5 hours of walk with little downhill and up hill road with most of it flat. It is a gradual walk with forest along the trail. Some vegetation seen in this area includes Pine, Rhododendron and among animals an encounter with a Himalayan Thar is always possible. We will walk past Namche for 2 hours to reach our tea house at Monjo. The mountains you can see today are Kusum Kangaroo and other smaller peaks.
Day 10: Trek to Lukla
Today is the last day of our trekking. On this day we walk to Lukla. You can trek at your own desired place freely and enjoy the natural beauty and the romantic atmosphere around.
Day 11: Fly Lukla-Kathmandu.
Flights to Kathmandu are typically programmed for morning .We fly reverse to Kathmandu after our long mountain voyage and move to hotel .you may get on recreation or shopping on your own. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Rest day in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Arrival at Bhutan, Paro International Airport and sightseeing in the afternoon (2250m).
The flight into Bhutan is one of the most interesting Mountain flights in the world. You will be welcomed by the representative of Adventure mission Nepal treks and expedition and transferred to the hotel. After a brief rest and lunch we will head towards the Ta Dzong, the National museum of Bhutan. After the visit to the Museum we take a short walk to the Rinpung Dzong often described as the fort with heaps of Jewel. Khichu Lhakhang is the next place we visit. It is the oldest monument in the small kingdom of Bhutan. By the late afternoon we reach the Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort) built around the mid 17th century in the memory of the Bhutanese victory over the Tibetan invaders.
Day 14: Excursion to the Tigers Nest (3190m) and Drive to Thimphu (2 hours/54km) in the afternoon (2350m).
After a warm and nice breakfast served at the hotel we will hike up the 4200 steps to the Tiger's Nest, locally known as the Taktsang Monastery. This monastery has been the identification of Bhutan since a long time because of its religious significance and also because of its location. The Mahayani Buddhist believes that the first dalai lama, Padmasamvav flied on a back of a tigress to her for Meditation. While coming down we will have lunch at halfway down the hill and continue to Paro. We drive to Thimpu in the late afternoon. This is a scenic drive through the hills for around 2 hours.
Day 15: Full day sightseeing of Thimpu.
The places we visit today include the King’s Memorial Chorten, Nunnery Temple, Changgangkha Monastery, Majestic Thimphu Dzong etc.Besides that we also go to the Central zoo to see the animals over there and among them the Takin, a goat-antelope is a major attraction as it is the national animal of Bhutan . In the afternoon visit the Weekend market famous for all kinds of local products ranging from handicrafts to vegetables. You can also visit the radio tower on a hill top, which offers a panoramic view of Thimpu city.
Day 16: Drive to Punakha (1250m)3 hours/77 km
We start the day in the morning with a drive to Punakha via Dochu La (3,100 meters). The drive is around 3 hours long and is 77 km from Thimpu. This town derives its name from the river on whose banks it is situated, the Punakha River. We will make brief visit to the fertility temple known as Chimi Lhakhang. You can receive blessings of fertility with a phallus (Symbolic representation of male sexual organ) from the Lama. Upon arrival at Punakha we will have lunch and visit the Punakha Zhong in the evening.
Day 17: Drive to Gangtey (2900m) 4 hours/85 km
We will start the day with a visit to Wangduephodrang town to see the stone carvings. Our destination today is Gangtey a beautiful settlement with White Mountains and green hills around it. After spending some time at the Gangtey we take a short walk in the Phobjikha village and drive back to Punakha.
Day 18: Drive back to Paro.
Although Paro is only 130 km away from Punakha it takes us 4 hours because of the hilly road and also the speed limit in Bhutan is 50 Km/hour. We will make a stop at the Dochula pass to spend some time at the Druk Wangyal Monastery. We will stop in thimpu for lunch. Explore local farms in the evening.
Day 19: Early morning checkout from the hotel and drive to the Airport for flight to Kathmandu. Rest of the day free after arrival at Kathmandu.
Day 20: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu covering Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambhunath Stupa and Khokana Bungmati.
Kathmandu Durbar Square - Kathmandu Durbar Square lies in the center of the Kathmandu valley and has some of the most interesting monuments in Nepal. The Kasthamandap, the building from which Kathmandu derived its name, the Kumari Ghar, the House of the Living goddess Kumari, the Taleju temple and the most interesting the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, now a museum are some of the interesting buildings in Kathmandu Durbar Square. Besides that the program of different kinds and gathering of people from all over Nepal makes it a lively place and the best place to understand Nepal.
Swayambhunath Stupa- Swayambhunath stupa is also referred as the ‘Monkey temple’ and is one of the 7 UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu. Situated on a hill top about 4 Km from the city center this stupa is one of the oldest monument in Kathmandu and comes from the Vajrayana sect of Mahayana Buddhism. With a pair of eyes in each direction this place is a spiritual center for the locals and tourist visiting this area. The hill top also offers the scenic view of the Kathmandu valley and the Himalayas.
Khokana and Bungmati- These two Newar Villages are located in the outskirts of the Patan District and are proposed as Tentative UNESCO heritage sites by the Nepal government. Khokana has the temple of Rudryaini and is also famous for the Mustard oil production. Bungmati, 20 minutes walk from Khokana through paddy fields is full of old Newari houses and architecture. These twin villages are one of the best places to experience Nepal’s age old heritages and to observe the daily life of the People. You will feel like walking in the 18th century Europe as you go through these streets.
Day 21: Final departure.
- Accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu and full board during the trek.
- Accommodation on full board in Bhutan.
- English speaking guide per as the itinerary.
- Entrance fees.
- Guide Fees.
- All transfers and sightseeing on Private vehicle.
- Bhutan Visa fees.
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu airfare.
- Drinks, Tips, Insurance and any extra cost occurring from the unfavorable circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation Etc
- All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills etc.
- Meals in Nepal
- Travel insurance.
- Nepal visa fee.
- Air fare to Paro and back.