Nepal Bhutan Short Tour

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US$ 1,725 P/P

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)

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. 

Major Attraction

  • The perfect package to explore two Himalayan Asian countries in a short time frame
  • Get to know about the diversity of different cultures and traditions of different community
  • Learn a different kind of language of a different cast in each country
  • See the breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks 
  • Nepal Bhutan Short Tour shows the alpine vegetation, flora & fauna, wildlife of the country

Best Time to do Nepal Bhutan Short Tour 

Both Nepal and Bhutan have diverse climates, ranging from high mountains to lowland sub-tropical jungles as well as a variety of climates in between, and have four distinct seasons. 

Spring and autumn are the gentler seasons in both Nepal and Bhutan, and they are the busiest tourist seasons, with bright skies and pleasant weather. The weather will be perfect for traveling with a clear blue sky, Greenery everywhere, blooming flowers, and freshness in the atmosphere. If you travel on festival days then you can celebrate the different festivals in both countries with local people. 

In the winter, both countries face cold weather and snow at higher elevations. This short tour is possible in winter but you have to come prepared. After all, winter offers an amazing view of the snow-capped mountain with glowing white snow on the route.

Summer is also a monsoon season. The heavy pouring could make trekking more difficult and also affects the flight schedules. 

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrival day

🕑 30 min drive to hotel

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, a Himalayan Trekkers representative will greet you and escort you to your hotel. After checking into the hotel, you can relax and rest to make yourself tired less. You can take a stroll around the neighborhood or meet us at our office depending on your arrival time for a short briefing about this trip. 

Depending upon your arrival time, we can head to one or two of the major landmarks of the valley, i.e Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. First, we will drive to Boudhanath Stupa which is a renowned Buddhist pilgrimage site in the country. It is also the biggest stupa in Nepal representing Mahayana (Tibetan) Buddhism). 

After making one or three koras (circumambulation) of the white giant stupa and spending a peaceful time there, we will drive from there to Pashupatinath Temple to observe the evening aarti ceremony. The temple is located at the bank of the holy Bagmati River which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is also one of the four prominent Hindi sites in the world. 

After exploring these holy sites, we return to Thamel and take a stroll around its streets.

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 2: Full Day Kathmandu Tour

🕑 Full-day

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

The day begins with a nice warm breakfast at the hotel. Today, you'll go on a guided tour of a few of the valley's UNESCO-listed Cultural Heritage Sites. We will visit the hilltop stupa/temple named Swayambhunath and all three Durbar Squares of the Kathmandu Valley: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. 

Swayambhunath Stupa is both a Buddhist and Hindu site located at a hilltop overlooking the Kathmandu Valley surrounded by beautiful hills. It is one of the oldest pilgrim sites in the country that is related to the birth of the Kathmandu Valley. It is also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ because the number of monkeys here is enormous.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 3: Morning flight to Paro

🕑 1:15 Hours flight and Drive to Hotel

Max Altitude: 2,200 m

After breakfast, we go to the airport to take your wonderful flight to Paro. Beautiful aerial views of mountains and landscapes are available during the journey. Our Bhutanese guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your guesthouse after you have completed your visa formalities.

Following a quick rest and lunch, we will proceed to the Ta Dzong, Bhutan's National Museum. Then we'll visit Kyichu Lhakhang, Bhutan's oldest temple. We'll also make a visit to Paro Rinpung Dzong later. It was created to safeguard Paro Valley in the 17th century.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Paro

Day 4: Paro sightseeing & drive to Thimpu

🕑 2 Hrs Drive

Max Altitude: 2,350 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: Standard Hotel in Thimpu

Day 5: Thimpu Sightseeing & Drive to Wangdue Phodrang

🕑 3-4 hrs drive

Max Altitude: 3,100 m

After breakfast, you will have a full day of exploring the city, including visits to the Memorial Chorten (stupa), Bhutan's most impressive stupa, which was built in 1974 by Grand Queen Mother Ashi Phuntsho Choden in memory of the Third King of Bhutan; the National Library, which houses a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts, manuscripts, and modern academic books; and Handicrafts Emporiums, which showcase a wide range of beautiful handicrafts. Painting School, famed for traditional Thangka paintings, which you can buy if you like them; Institute of Traditional Medicine, where Tashichho Dzong prepares the kingdom's rich herbal medicines.

Then we'll drive to Wangdue Phodrang, passing through the Dochula La Pass (3,100m), from which you can see Mount Gangar Punsum (7,520m) in clear weather. When you get in town, take a look at the Dzong from the exterior and the market area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Wangdue Phodrang

Day 6: Visit Punakha & Drive back to Paro

🕑 6 hrs drive

Max Altitude: 2,200 m

After breakfast, we drive to Punakha (40 minutes), Bhutan's former capital, to visit the iconic Punakha Dzong, which is known for its stunning medieval architecture. This incredible castle is situated between two rivers (the Pho Chu and the Mo Chu) and has withstood numerous glacial floods and fires.

Then we drive to Thimpu for lunch before heading to Paro through the Simtokha Dzong, Bhutan's oldest structure. It is now used as a Buddhist college. You are completely independent in Paro.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Paro

Day 7: Fly to Kathmandu & Half-day sightseeing

🕑 1 hour+ flight & 1/2 hour drive

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Fly back to Kathmandu after saying your goodbyes to Bhutan.

You will be guided for a half-day Kathmandu trip after a little break. The Kathmandu Durbar Square, the old Malla royal palace, and the Shah kings of Nepal will be visited. The Kasthamandap, Hanuman Dhoka Palace, and Kumari residence will all be explored. Then we'll take a stroll around the streets of Ason and Indrachowk ancient markets.

Himalayan Trekkers will organize a farewell meal at an authentic Nepali restaurant with a cultural program in the evening to celebrate your successful trip completion.

Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 8: Final departure

🕑 30 min drive to airport

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Our company representative will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport three hours before your flight time. We say bye with the hope to see you again in the future for another adventure tour. 

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • All arrival and departure transfers on a private vehicle
  • 3* standard category hotel/resort accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin/double sharing basis
  • 3* standard category hotel accommodation in Bhutan on a twin/double sharing basis 
  • All required ground transfers on a private vehicle
  • Bhutan Visa Fees
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu) 
  • English speaking city guide
  • A bottled water 
  • US 60$ pp daily as Bhutan Royalty Fee
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) in Bhutan
  • All Heritage/sightseeing sites’ entrance fees
  • Welcome/farewell dinner
  • All applicable government taxes

Excludes

  • International airfares & airport taxes
  • Nepal Visa Fees 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) in Kathmandu
  • All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), shopping, etc.
  • Any extra cost occurring from unfavorable circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the includes section

In Nepal: Himalayan Trekkers provide the best and most comfortable 3-star standard category accommodations on a Twin/Double sharing basis in Kathmandu & Bhutan. However, everything you might want is available in these cities, from opulent 5-star resorts to comfortable hotels, and affordable guesthouses to lodges and homestays.

In Bhutan: All Bhutanese hotels are categorized as categories A, B, or C by the government. The government-approved hotels are comparable to 3-4 star hotels in other parts of the country. Our company serves ‘A’ grade hotels in Paro & Thimphu, as well as B grade hotels in Punakha, depending on availability at the time of our booking. And all hotels will provide a very comfy and clean room with all the facilities. 

Meals During  Nepal Bhutan Short Tour

In Nepal: Authentic Nepalese cuisine, as well as more popular international cuisine, are available. Breakfast and Welcome/Farewell dinner will be served in Kathmandu.

In Bhutan: All three meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) along with tea/coffee are included in the package cost. The Bhutanese Government made it mandatory to purchase the particular standard package included with meals and other services. In addition, we will be providing you with bottled/mineral water every day during your stay in Bhutan. 

Guests will also be treated to a welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu. 

Note: In case you want to upgrade the room services or have a single supplement, it can be managed at an extra cost in both countries. However, we should be notified prior to the bookings of the trip.

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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