Nepal Bhutan Tour 12 Days

Nepal Bhutan Tour 12 Days

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TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

12 Days

Max Altitude:

Tiger's Nest Monastery(3,120m)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Flight and comfortable drive.

Best Season:

All year round

 12 days Nepal Bhutan Tour is a wonderful and short cultural trip of two tiny South Asian Himalayan nations. This journey offers you the richness in natural resources as well as the cultural heritage of Nepal and Bhutan.

There is no doubt that Nepal is popular in the world because of Mount Everest and Lord Buddha. But, this tiny country has a lot more to offer than just mountains and hills. Along with the natural beauties, it offers its age-old temples, monuments, and ethnic diversity. During the tour in Kathmandu, also described as an open museum of the country, you will get insights into Nepali culture, tradition, history, and lifestyle.

Your days in Bhutan is often spent with an exploration of its finest historic cultural blossoms. Known for myths and mystics, this Himalayan nation is rich in culture, custom, and lifestyle where the folks here dress in their cultural attire in everyday life as well. Your visit to Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, and Gangtey offers you an artistic awareness of Bhutanese people.

Come and join our 12 days Nepal Bhutan Tour to have a wonderful experience and lifetime memories of these tiny beautiful nations.

 

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Starting Price

USD 2699 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

A representative from Himalayan trekkers with your nameplate will be waiting for you at the airport. After meeting, greeting and welcoming, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Check-in at the hotel and relax. Stroll around the streets of the Thamel area in the evening. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive.

Day 2

Full-day Kathmandu sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

After a warm breakfast, you will be received by the city tour guide with a private vehicle for the sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the former royal palace of Malla and Shah kings of Nepal, Swaymbhunath (monkey temple), and one of the most sacred Hindu and Buddhist shrines located on the hilltop. We will also explore the old local markets of Ason and Indrachowk in the afternoon.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Scenic flight to Paro, Bhutan & sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The flight to (Paro) Bhutan is one of the most interesting mountain flights in the world. You will be welcomed by the representative of Himalayan trekkers and transferred to the hotel. After a brief rest and lunch your half-day Paro tour begins. 

You will be guided to the national museum of Bhutan namely Ta Dzong. Then, we will take a short walk to Rinpung Dzong also known as Paro Dzong offering a spectacular view of the Paro Valley. We get to explore Kichu Lakhang, one of the most important Buddhist Shrines in the country built in the 7th century.

In the evening, explore the surroundings. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 1 hour+ flight and 1/2 hour drive

Day 4

Hike to Taktsang Monastery (3,120m) & drive to Thimpu

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early morning breakfast and we start our exciting hike towards the famous Taktsang Monastery also known as Tigers' Nest Monastery, one of the most venerated places of spiritual significance in Bhutan. After exploring the monastery, we head downwards to the cafeteria for lunch. Our journey continues after lunch. 

We drive to Thimpu in the late afternoon. This is a scenic drive through the hills where we can observe the local people, farmlands, and interesting cultural environment.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs hike & 2 hrs drive.

Day 5

Full day Thimpu sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Our Thimpu sightseeing starts after a warm and delicious breakfast served at the hotel. 

Today, we will explore some of the major important and popular places of the city such as King's Memorial Chorten, Nunnery Temple, Changgankha Monastery, Thimpu Dzong, and central zoo. In the evening, we will visit the radio tower on a hilltop that offers a panoramic view of Thimpu city. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 6

Scenic drive to Punakha

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Leaving Thimpu behind, we will head towards the former capital of Bhutan, Punakha. The drive from Thimpu to Punakha through the National Highway and over Dochu La Pass offering a dramatic 360-degree panoramic view of the mountain ranges. En route, we will make a brief visit to Chimi Lakhang/Monastery, a well-known temple of the country also called the fertility temple. 

On arriving at the Punakha Valley, we will check-in, take lunch, and relax. In the evening, we visit the Punakha Dzong, located at the confluence of two major rivers in Bhutan, the Pho Chu (Male River) and the Mo Chu (Female River). 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs drive

Day 7

Drive to Gangtey & drive back to Punakha

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we start our drive towards Gangtey Valley also known as Phobjikha Village. Our short drive across breathtaking valley view, flowing streams, and steep inclines take us to our destination Gangtey. We will visit an old typical Bhutanese architecture, Gangtey Gompa/Monastery in the valley.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 8

Drive back to Paro

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will enjoy our scenic drive to Paro via Dochula pass. 

On the way, we explore the newly made Druk Wangyal Monastery. It is one of the unique monasteries with different paintings and creative arts.

We will take a short break at Thimpu and carry on our trip to Paro. After we reach Paro, we visit the local town in the evening.

Overnight stay at Paro.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs drive

Day 9

Fly back to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

After early morning breakfast, drive to the airport for the flight to Kathmandu.

After arriving in Kathmandu, free day to explore on your own or to take a good rest.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 1 hour+ flight and 1/2 hour drive

Day 10

Explore the Kathmandu city

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will have guided sightseeing to some of the famous places that are also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list like Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most sacred Hindu shrine in the world dedicated to Lord Shiva, Boudhanath Stupa, the biggest stupa in Nepal reflecting Tibetan Buddhism, and Patan Durbar Square famous for its craftsmanship. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 11

Free/spare day

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

You can visit the cultural heritage sites, go for a day hike or be part of other interesting activities.

In the evening, farewell dinner with the team of Himalayan trekkers.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 12

Final departure

Meals included: Breakfast

This is how your amazing tour of Nepal and Bhutan comes to the end.

After breakfast, a representative of Himalayan trekkers will assist and transfer you to the airport 3 hours earlier than your scheduled flight back to your hometown or onward destination. 

Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Paro, and Thimpu, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident. All meals in Bhutan are also included in the cost. 

For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings. Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Accommodation on a BB basis in Nepal
  • 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
  • Welcome/farewell dinner
  • All taxes and surcharges

Whats Not Included

  • International Airfares 
  • Nepal Visa Fee 
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) in Nepal
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, tips to guide and driver, liquor, etc.)
  • Any costs occurred under unavoidable circumstances (flight delay or cancellation, road blockade, etc.) 
  • Anything not mentoined in the INCLUSION section 


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

Reviews

Your Words - as is. Reviews from Previous Himalayan Trekkers Travelers.

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15 Jun 2018

Valerie

Thailand

Highly recommended

I have visited so far 122 countries in the world, however our trip to Nepal and Bhutan arranged by Adventure Mission Nepal has been absolutely the best and most amazing trip I have experienced so far.
To sum it up- there is nothing to be changed in the trip- great personal approach by Raj and his team; wonderful and flexible program; professional drivers and guides; great food and accommodation. Thanks to Raj, it is an absolutely unforgettable experience and we will definitely come back! Don t hesitate about going for a trip with Adventure Mission Nepal!

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