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:

Tiger's Nest Monastery (3,120m)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private Vehicle & Flight

Best Season:

All year round

If you love mountains and plan to spend an unforgettable vacation then you must embrace the 2 weeks Nepal and Bhutan tour. Both Himalayan countries are fascinating in terms of landscapes, cultures, lifestyles, arts, and architecture.

This 15 days journey offers you some of the greatest mountain views, diverse vegetation, rich and unique cultures, subline arts and architectures, some of the most scenic drives, a spectacular flight along a great spiritual experience. 

The trip begins with sightseeing of the city of temples, also described as an open museum of Nepal, Kathmandu where 7 out of 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites are present with their distinct history. The expedition continues to Nepal's Paradise Lake, Pokhara which is also the second-largest city in the country. Then the flight from Kathmandu to Bhutan allows you to witness some of the highest mountains on earth including Mount Everest. The thriving cities of the Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan brings you to some of the greatest discoveries with their unique Bhutanese values, culture, tradition, and charming hospitality. You will immerse yourself in the life of Bhutan during your trip to Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, and Gangtey.

Nepal and Bhutan combo tour is one of the best trips you would like to have as both countries are similar in topography with different cultures, traditions, lifestyles, food, dress, and language.

Starting Price

USD 2799 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu (1,400m)

Upon arrival at the airport in Kathmandu, you will be recieved and transferred to your hotel by a representative from Himalayan Trekkers. 

Check-in at the hotel and relax. The rest of the day is at leisure. You can walk around the streets of the Thamel area in the evening, 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, your guided sightseeing of important and popular landmarks begins from one of the most important Hindu shrines, Pashupatinath Temple. Then, we will visit Boudhanath Stupa, the biggest Buddhist pilgrim site in Nepal. And, we will drive to Budhanikantha Temple, another famous Hindu temple in the city. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Drive to Pokhara - 200km

Meals included: Breakfast

After a warm breakfast at the hotel, we start the scenic drive to Pokhara. We will make a few stops on the way for 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, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu, and Annapurna can be seen as soon as we start going down from Kathmandu.

In the evening stroll around the lakeside or go for a boating trip in Phewa Lake if time permits.

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

Day 4

Full-day Pokhara sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

Your Pokhara tour begins from the popular waterfall named Davis Falls. Then, we will walk down to the Gupteshwor Gufa (Cave) where a self-created statue of Lord Shiva is present. After walking for 5 minutes from the cave, we will reach the Tibetan Refugee Camp where you will get a glimpse of Tibetan culture and lifestyle. 

After exploring the Tibetan settlements, we will visit the Bindabasini Temple and Seti River Gorge. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 5

Drive/fly back to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You can either drive or take a flight back to the capital, Kathmandu. 

The rest of the day is on your own. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 mins flight/6-7 hrs drive

Day 6

Fly to Paro, Bhutan

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You will be transferred to the airport early in the morning for one of the most interesting flights in the world, i.e. to Paro. After being received, getting transferred to your accommodation, and taking 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.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 7

Excursion 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. 

In the late afternoon, we will drive to the capital of Bhutan, Thimpu. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs hike & 2 hrs drive

Day 8

Full-day sightseeing of Thimpu

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. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 9

Drive to Punakha (1,240m)

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 (FemaleRiver ). 

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

Day 10

Drive to Gangtey (2,900m) & 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. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs drive

Day 11

Drive back to Paro

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Leaving behind Punakha, our journey continues back to Paro via Dochula Pass. We halt at the pass for some photographs and refreshment. Our lunch will be served at a hotel in Thimpu. 

On arriving in Paro, we will check-in and relax. You can explore the local farms and markets in your leisure or the evening. 

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

Day 12

Fly back to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

Our Bhutanese representative will transfer you to the airport for the flight back to Kathmandu and bid you farewell.

Once in Kathmandu, free on your own. 

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

Day 13

Kathmandu Tour

Meals included: Breakfast

The day starts with a warm breakfast at the hotel. Your guide will pick you up for another day of sightseeing in the capital, Kathmandu. Today, you will be introduced to other three World Heritage Sites and they are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 14

Free Day

Meals included: Breakfast

The day is on your own. 

(If you like to be busy and are interested in day hikes, we can arrange that for you.) 

In the evening, we will gather at a typical Nepali restaurant for dinner. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 15

Final Departure

Meals included: Breakfast

Your journey comes to an end. After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for a flight to your onward destination. 

We wish for a safe journey!

Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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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. Meals in Bhutan is also included within 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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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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Regardless of any kind of adventure tour or treks, whether it be a tailor-made multi-country tour, luxury vacation, or even an adventure day trips — we ensure that it will be exactly the way you imagined. With our tailor-made itinerary or your customized trip, we guarantee a service that you will never forget. Please feel free to email us any time at info@himalayantrekkers.com

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