2 Weeks Nepal & Bhutan Tour

2 Weeks Nepal & Bhutan Tour

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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:

15 Days

Max Altitude:

Tigers Nest (3190m)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private Vehicle / Flight

Best Season:

Any

If you love the mountains and plan to make a memorable holiday, then you must embrace 2 Weeks Nepal Bhutan Tour. Both of these countries are fascinating in regards to the landscapes. Having 15 days (or 2 weeks) vacation, there is no better tour than this combination of Nepal and Bhutan.

This 2 weeks Nepal Bhutan tour takes you to fascinating places in these two Himalayan countries which are traveler’s paradise. This tour has everything to offer like-Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas, great mountain views, some of the most scenic drive, flight and above all a great spiritual experience.

In Nepal, we tour to Kathmandu and Pokhara. Kathmandu is the city of temples. It is best described as an open museum because of its towering pagodas and stupas. Out of 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 7 of them are in Kathmandu.

These sites include temples, stupas and, monumental sites, squares palaces and each of them has their own distinct history. From Kathmandu, we head towards Pokhara either by flight or take the roadway. Pokhara is heaven on earth, also known as Lake Paradise. You can witness mountains in great proximity from a mere 900 m altitude.

The flight from Kathmandu to Bhutan is a mountain flight that gives you the opportunity to see some of the highest mountains on earth including Mount Everest.

Bhutan has many monasteries (Bhutanese term- Dzongs) within its small periphery. The most popular among them is the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. We land to Paro International Airport, which is the only airport in Bhutan and is built at a high altitude. The country itself is located at a very high altitude.

We go for sightseeing at Paro and Thimpu (the capital city of Bhutan). Additionally, we visit Punakha valley and Gangtay valley.

In summary, being similar in geography, Nepal and Bhutan tour will be among the best tour. You got to explore different cultures, traditions, lifestyles, food, clothing, and language in both of the countries.


Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu comprising of Boudhanath stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Patan Durbar Square.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (200km/7hours) and boating at Phewa Lake.
Day 04: Sightseeing in Pokhara city including the Davis fall, Gupteshwor cave, Bindabasani temple, Tibetan refugee camp and Seti River gorge. Free time in the afternoon for exploration.
Day 05: Drive to Kathmandu (200km/7 hours).
Day 06: Arrival at Bhutan, Paro International Airport and sightseeing in the afternoon (2250m).
Day 07: Excursion to the Tigers Nest (3190m) and Drive to Thimphu (2 hours/54km) in the afternoon (2350m).
Day 08: Full day sightseeing of Thimpu.
Day 09: Drive to Punakha (1250m)3 hours/77 km
Day 10: Drive to Gangtey (2900m) 4 hours/85 km
Day 11: Drive back to Paro.
Day 12: Early morning checkout from the hotel and drive to the Airport for a flight to Kathmandu. Rest of the day free after arrival at Kathmandu.
Day 13: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu covering Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambhunath Stupa and Khokana Bungmati.
Day 14: Free day.
Day 15: Final departure.

Starting Price

USD 2799 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu

Meals included: BB

Arrive at Kathmandu after a scenic flight over the mountains. Meet the representative of Adventure Mission Nepal Treks & Expedition (AMN) and transfer to Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min

Day 2

Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu comprising of Boudhanath stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Patan Durbar Square

Boudhanath Stupa - Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley and one of the first monuments with a written history. One of the biggest pilgrimages for Tibetans the area around this stupa is also known as the little Tibet in Kathmandu. This was listed in the UNESCO’s world heritage site list in 1979 A.D.

Pashupatinath Temple - Pashupatinath temple is the most important shrine for Hindus in Kathmandu. Although non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple premises, the cremation that takes place around the Pashupatinath temple area is interesting for foreigners. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979 this area has a lot of Sadhus/Hindu holy men who are center of attraction for many foreigners. Make sure you want to pay them if you take their pictures as they ask for money for being photographed.

Patan Durbar Square - Patan unlike most of the other cities in Nepal has the majority of Buddhist population. The Patan city has more than 136 Buddhist monasteries and only 50 Hindu temples. Patan Durbar Square is famous for the south Indian style, Krishna temple, the sunken bath, the tall temple of Taleju and the golden temple. Patan Durbar Square is also famous for carvings done in metal, wood and stone.

Day 3

Drive to Pokhara (200km) and boating at Phewa Lake

After a warm breakfast at the hotel, we start the 7 hours/200km drive to Pokhara. We will make a few stops on the way as there are lots of places to capture photographs. We will follow the Trishuli River, one of the best rivers for amateur rafting until Mugling and then onwards go in the opposite direction of the Marshayngdi River for a while. Besides the small and simple villages, the Prithvi Highway also offers a nice view of mountains, most notably from Khairini and onwards. If the weather is clear you can see the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu and Annapurna as soon as you start going down from Kathmandu. In the evening stroll around the lakeside or depending on the time you reach Pokhara for a boating trip in the Phewa Lake.

Estimated Walking Distance: Drive 6-7 Hrs

Day 4

Sightseeing of Pokhara city including the Davis fall, Gupteshwor cave, Bindabasani temple, Tibetan refugee camp and Seti River gorge. Free time in the afternoon for exploration

Your city guide will come to receive you after breakfast and drive towards the Davis fall, named after a Swiss coupled washed away by the waterfall in 1961. Then cross the road and go to the Gupteshwor cave with a self-created statue of Lord Shiva and the view of Davis fall coming down from the other side. 5 minutes walk from the Gupteshwor cave is the Tibetan refugee camp where you can see Tibetan refugees doing different kinds of work for livelihood such as making carpets, making jewelry with semi-precious stones and selling things to tourist. After spending some time to understand Tibet and its political conditions in the area we head towards the Bindabasani temple and the Seti river gorge.

Day 5

Drive to Kathmandu (200km)

Drive to Kathmandu and a rest day.

Day 6

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 7

Excursion to the Tigers Nest (3190m) and Drive to Thimphu 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, Padmasambhav flew 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.

Estimated Walking Distance: Drive 2 Hrs

Day 8

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 hilltop, which offers a panoramic view of Thimpu city.

Day 9

Drive to Punakha (1250m)

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 a 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 10

Drive to Gangtey (2900m)

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 the 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 11

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 12

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 13

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 to as the ‘Monkey temple’ and is one of the 7 UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu. Situated on a hilltop 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 hilltop 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 14

Free Day

A free and rest day.

Day 15

Final Departure

time to go home!!

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Accommodation

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

In cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Thimpu, and Paro, we arrange 3 Star Hotel with all the facilities. You can opt for a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra or choose budget-friendly as per your requirement.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident. 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 the private vehicle.
  • Bhutan Visa fees.

Whats Not Included

  • 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.
  • Airfare to Paro and back.


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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13 Feb 2015

Caroline

China

great visit in Nepal and Bhutan

A great visit in Nepal and Bhutan! During these 14 days, so many things become a beautiful memory for all of us. We are happy to discover theses two countries. Thanks to Raj and his team of Adventure Mission Nepal Day Tour! My son promis to come back again when he grows up:)
非常完美的旅行,令人难忘。强烈推荐Raj和他的团队,热情周到,安排灵活,最大限度的满足我们一行八人各种各样的要求! 绝对是尼泊尔旅游的最佳选择

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