Explore Nepal Bhutan | 10 Days Tour

Explore Nepal Bhutan | 10 Days Tour

TripGrade: Easy
An Easy Grade Trip - as the name suggests if a trek not that difficulties to trek around. This trip reaches up to 3000 meters high in altitude. The trails will not be that rugged and are highly suitable for family trips. The trips are generally around of a week or little bit more.

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Duration:

10 Days

Max Altitude:

Tiger's Nest Monastery(3,120m)

Group Size

Min 2 Pax

Trial Access:

Private Vehicle / Flight

Best Season:

All year round

Explore Nepal Bhutan Tour is a magical journey, a perfect combination of natural and cultural attractions of the two tiny Himalayan nations. Nepal boasts of great world heritage sites, high mountains, and lovely folks. Similarly, Bhutan, the Land of Thunder Dragon is renowned to the world for the preservation of its natural and cultural heritage including dzongs, chortens, palaces, forests, and wildlife.

This is a 10 days 9 nights trip that begins with a sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley. After spending a couple of days in Nepal, you will board a flight to Paro, Bhutan. During your week-long stay in Bhutan, you will explore the cities and valleys like Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, and Gangtey. 

Take a look at the itinerary of this amazing journey and do not hesitate to contact us for any kind of information or query. 

 

 

Starting Price

USD 2399 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

You will be greeted and transferred to the hotel by a representative from Himalayan Trekkers once you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport. 

The rest of the day is at you own. You can roam around the streets or markets near your accommodation or take a walk around the Thamel area. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Full-day Kathmandu tour

Meals included: Breakfast

Your trip guide will pick you for the full-day sightseeing of the Kathmandu Valley. You will be introduced to three out of seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the valley. 

The first destination is Boudhanath Stupa, one of the sacred pilgrimage sites reflecting Tibetan Buddhism. It is also the largest stupa in Nepal and one of the largest in the world. Next, we will drive to Pashupatinath Temple located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. It is one of the most sacred Hindu sites in the world which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. After lunch, we head towards Patan in Lalitpur district to explore Patan Durbar Square, famous for carvings done in metal, wood, and stone. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Fly to Paro (2,220m) & half-day sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Paro. The flight to Paro is one of the most amazing flights on the globe. You can witness the breathtaking views of mighty Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Jomolhari, Jichu Drake, etc. during this flight. 

After a brief rest at the hotel and lunch, we will visit the National Museum of Bhutan namely Ta Dzong. It houses more than 3,000 artworks. Then, we will explore the oldest temple in Bhutan, Kyichu Lhakhang. And later, we will pay a visit to Paro Rinpung Dzong. It was built in the 17th century to protect Paro Valley. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 4

Hike to the Taktsang Monastery (3,120m) & drive to Thimpu (2,350m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will start our hiking towards the Taktsang Monastery also known as Tiger's Nest Monastery after breakfast. It is considered the holiest temple in Bhutan seems to be standing on the side of the cliff. Legends state that the Guru Rinpoche of the 8th century flew here on the back of a tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The monstery also offers a panoramic view of Paro Valley. 

After exploring, we will head back down and halt halfway for lunch at the cafeteria. After we reach the city, we will drive to the capital of Bhutan, Thimpu. On your own in Thimpu. 

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

Day 5

Full-day Thimpu tour

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today's tour begins with a visit to Kuenselohodrang also known as Big Buddha Point. It has the largest statue of Lord Buddha in Bhutan that is built on the hillock overlooking the Thimpu Valley. You will see Takin, the national animal of the country in the Bhutan Preservation Center. We will then visit Memorial Stupa, a large Tibetan style Chorten before lunch. 

At the noon, we head to the National Textile Museum where the art of traditional weaving is preserved. A fine collection of old textiles in different colors and designs can be seen here. Then, we move to the Traditional Bhutanese Paper Factory. 

Our today's tour ends with a visit to Thimpu Dzong. It is considered the most beautiful dzong in the nation which is also the headquarter of the Bhutanese government. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 6

Drive to Punakha (1,250m) via Dochu La Pass (3,100m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we leave behind Thimpu and drive towards the former capital, Punakha. En route, we will stop at Dochu La Pass where 108 memorial chortens are seated. You will also explore the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang there and drive further. 

After lunch at Wangduephodrang, we continue the drive. We will make a brief visit to the Chimi Lhakhang (Fertility Temple) which was built in the 15th century by the Divine Madman, Lama Drukpa Kuenley. Our visit to the world-famous Punakha Dzong will be mesmerizing. It also goes by Puntang Dechen Photrang Dzong which means the palace of great happiness. 

Overnight. 

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

Day 7

Drive to Gangtey (2,890m) & drive back to Punakha

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will leave Punakha for Wangdue Region. Our drive to Gangtey Valley is full of the beautiful sceneries of the mountains and hills. Renowned for a variety of flora and fauna, Gangtey offers traditional ways of living. 

We will take a walk to Phobjikha Valley, explore the Gangtey Monastery, and drive back to Punakha for an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5 hrs drive

Day 8

Drive back to Paro & sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Bidding farewell to Punakha, we drive back to Paro. 

After lunch, you will be assisted for half-day sightseeing of Paro. We visit the School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Crafts and Drukgyel Dzong. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 4 hrs drive

Day 9

Depart Paro (Fly to onward destination/Kathmandu)

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

You will check-out from the hotel and drive to the airport for a flight to your onward destination or Kathmandu. If you flew back to Kathmandu, we can arrange a half-day city tour. You can explore the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Temple, and the old markets of Ason and Indrachowk. 

Farewell dinner with the Himalayan Trekkers team. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 10

Depart from Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, you will depart Kathmandu and fly back to your country 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 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 
  • Flight to Paro (back & forth)
  • 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 INCLUDES 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

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