Nepal Bhutan Short Tour

Day Tours

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  • Personal Touch & Professional Service

USD $ 1,725 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    8 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Dochu La Pass 3100 m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private Vehicle & Flight

  • Best Season:

    • Summer (May,Jun)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Overview

The Nepal Bhutan Short Tour is considered one of the best-combined tours among travelers because both countries are a blend of great natural beauty that harmonizes with vast cultural diversity. This is a great opportunity to explore the impressive mountain peaks, pristine landscapes, unique traditional culture, and spiritual people of Nepal and Bhutan.

Our 8 days 7 nights journey to the lands of diverse vibrancy is undoubtedly rewarding. This is a grand opportunity to gain life experience and wonderful memories. This short tour begins and as well as ends in Kathmandu.  

You will be able to discover many wonders of Nepal such as the Pashupatinath Temple (holy shrine of Lord Shiva), the Bouddhanath Stupa (the largest stupa in South Asia and Buddhist shrine), Swayambhunath Stupa (also known as monkey temple), Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

All these historical monuments are enlisted in UNESCO world heritage sites and represent prehistoric arts and architecture from various eras and regimes.

While in Bhutan, you will visit the iconic sites including Paro Dzong (fort), Ta Dzong, Rinpung Dzong, Drugyal Dzong, and Punakha Dzong. 

The itinerary can be extended or customized according to your interests and schedules. We will be happy to help and organize the trips for you as per your requirements. 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day

🕑 30 min private drive

Max Altitude: 1,400 m

A representative from Himalayan Trekkers will greet you and escort you to your hotel in the center of the city. After check-in at the hotel, you can take some rest or be free on your own. According to your time of arrival, you can stroll around the streets of the surrounding or meet us in our office. 

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Day 2: Full Day Kathmandu Tour

🕑 5-6 Hrs

Max Altitude: 1,400 m

Your day starts with a warm and delicious breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will have guided sightseeing of three of the UNESCO enlisted Cultural Heritage Sites in the valley. The first visit is the Pashupatinath Temple, the holiest Hindu site in the city. Then, we will drive to the Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa in South Asia, which reflects Tibetan Buddhism. 

After lunch, we will head to Patan for a quick visit to Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its sublime arts and architecture. If the time permits, we may visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3: Morning flight to Paro

🕑 1 hour+ flight & 1/2 hour drive

Max Altitude: 2,200 m

Early in the morning after breakfast, we drive to the airport for your amazing flight to Paro. The flight offers you beautiful ariel views of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities, you will be received and transferred to your accommodation by our Bhutanese guide.

After a brief rest and lunch, we will head towards the Ta Dzong, the National Museum of Bhutan. 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. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 4: Paro sightseeing & drive to Thimpu

🕑 2 Hrs Drive

Max Altitude: 2,334 m

You will have a delightful breakfast and move to your first sightseeing place for today, Drugyal Dzong, built in the 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari (7,320m) can be seen towering over the Dzong. We will also visit  the School of Traditional Painting of Arts and observe the methods and process of traditional learning. 

After exploring and a brief rest, we drive to the capital of Bhutan, Thimpu. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 5: Thimpu Sightseeing & Drive to Wangdue Phodrang

🕑 3-4 hrs drive

Max Altitude: 3,100 m

Today morning after breakfast, we will sightsee the Memorial Chorten, built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15-century Changgangkha Monastery, and the new Drupthob Nunnery Temple.

Then, we will head towards Wangdue Phodrang crossing the Dochula La Pass (3,100m) from where you can get a glimpse of Mount Gangar Punsum (7,520m) in fine weather. Visit the Dzong from outside and the market area after you arrive in the town. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 6: Visit Punakha & Drive back to Paro

🕑 6 hrs drive

Max Altitude: 2,200 m

After breakfast, we leave for Punakha (40 mins drive), the former capital of Bhutan where we explore the popular Punakha Dzong, renowned for its spectacular old architecture.  This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers (Pho Chu and Mo Chu) and has survived many glacial floods and fires. 

Then, we drive Thimphu for lunch and proceed to Paro via visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university. In Paro, you are free on your own. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 7: Fly to Kathmandu & Half-day sightseeing

🕑 1 hour+ flight & 1/2 hour drive

Max Altitude: 1,400 m

Bid farewell to Bhutan, and fly back to Kathmandu. 

After a brief rest, you will be assisted for a half-day Kathmandu tour. We will visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the former royal palace of the Malla, and the Shah kings of Nepal. You will get to discover the Kastamandap, Hanuman Dhoka palace, and the Kumari house. Then, we will walk on the streets of the ancient markets of Ason and Indrachowk. 

In the evening, Himalayan Trekkers will host you a farewell dinner at an authentic  Nepali restaurant with a cultural program for the successful trip completion. 

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 8: Final departure

🕑 30 min private drive

Max Altitude: 1,400 m

Like this, your lovely visit to Nepal Bhutan Short Tour comes to an end. You will be transferred to the airport 3 hours earlier (Nepal's rule for airport arrival) than your flight schedule for your onward destination. 

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • 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

Excludes

  • 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

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 within the evident cost. However, if you want to eat your meals other than at your hotel or local restaurant, you will have to pay the additional amount. 

For other meals in the cities in Nepal, 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.

GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing

Reviews

Etienne L

Belgium

Amazing trip

We were lucky enough to visit Nepal and Bhutan with Himalayan Trekkers. Everything was very well organized. Guides were very flexible. We arrived one day earlier than expected because of a change in flight, and schedule was immediately re-done last minute to fit one more day.

Organisation of the trip was very smooth, team answered our emails immediately, and everything was very tailor made for us. Once on site, Raj made all our requests feasible.

I would recommend Himalayan Trekkers.

Jacob Bergeron

Canada

A vlog on youtube made me wanted to visit Bhutan so badly. Other than that, I have always wanted to travel to Nepal since I was in high school. So, once I made a plan to visit these countries, the hurdle was to find the best and reliable travel operator.

I was suggested by my friends to travel with Himalayan Trekkers. So I gave it a try and I am happy with my decision. The agency was so humble, they answered my all queries and cleared my confusion and doubts.

I appreciate Mr. Raj and his team and of course both the sweet guides Madan and Sangey. Would love to travel more with them. 

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