Nepal Bhutan Tour 11 Days

Nepal Bhutan Tour 11 Days

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:

11 Days

Max Altitude:

Tigers Nest (3190m)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private Vehicle / Flight

Best Season:

Any

This Nepal Bhutan Tour-11 days takes you on a journey into the mystic Himalayan nations of Nepal (the center for Hinduism) and Bhutan (land of Mahayana Buddhism). Nepal is famous for its age-old temples, monasteries and ethnic diversity. Apart from this, it is the 2nd richest country in terms of freshwater resources. As a matter of fact, you can find a large diversity in flora and fauna as well.
Bhutan lies between two giant countries India and China. It is a small yet a Monarch nation. It has set one of the best examples in the world for the protection of the environment and ethnicity. This 7-day tour of Bhutan provides you an insight into the life of Bhutanese people, culture and the model of development Bhutan is developing. The country of gross happiness index, this small kingdom has preserved its own style of Buddhism. This combined tour of Nepal and Bhutan can be an eye-opener for every westerner as these two countries in the lap of the Himalayas have a very distinct lifestyle and traditions.
The commencing point of this trip is the capital city of Nepal i.e. Kathmandu. We take you to the UNESCO World Sites for the sightseeing in Kathmandu. It is then followed by the amazing trip to Pokhara. In Pokhara, we take you for the sightseeing in Davis fall, Gupteshwor cave, Bindabasani temple, Tibetan refugee camp and Seti River gorge.

For your information, Pokhara is the city of Lake Paradise.
From Pokhara, we get back to Kathmandu and head towards Nagarkot. Nagarkot is one of the nearest destinations from Kathmandu, to have the close yet the mesmerizing view of the snow-peaks.

Nagarkot is one of the best places to do the short hike.
Our next destination in Bhutan. The first day we land at Paro International Airport, then go for the sightseeing. The next day, we go for the excursion to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, which is amazingly located by the side of the cliff. In the afternoon, we drive to the capital city Thimpu. We will go for the sightseeing the same evening and also the next day. We then take a flight back to Kathmandu from Paro. After we come back to Kathmandu, we go for the sightseeing in the remaining heritage sites. Finally, We end our trip by providing you with the complimentary dinner.


Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (200km/7hours) and boating at Phewa Lake.
Day 03: Sightseeing of Pokhara
Day 04: Drive to Nagarkot via Kathmandu (230km/8 hours). The short hike around the villages of Nagarkot.
Day 05: Arrival at Bhutan, Paro International Airport and sightseeing in the afternoon (2250m).
Day 06: Excursion to the Tigers Nest (3190m) and Drive to Thimphu (2 hours/54km) in the afternoon (2350m).
Day 07: Full day sightseeing of Thimpu.
Day 08: Drive back to Paro (54km/ 2 hours) and free time in the evening.
Day 09: Early morning checkout from the hotel and drive to the Airport. Upon arrival at Kathmandu sightseeing Kathmandu Durbar square and Swayambhunath before checking in to the hotel. Evening Farewell dinner with the Cultural program.
Day 10: Free day.
Day 11: Final Departure.

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Starting Price

USD 2199 per person

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival at Kathmandu. International airport. Be received, welcomed & assisted by our representative & transfer to hotel. Half day sightseeing of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Overnight at the hotel.

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 Pasupatinath 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.

Day 2

Drive to Pokhara and boating at Phewa Lake

After a warm breakfast at 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.

Day 3

Sightseeing of Pokhara

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.

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 jewelleries 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 4

Drive to Nagarkot via Kathmandu Short hike around the villages of Nagarkot

Nagarkot is situated at 2100 m from sea leave and offers a scenic view of some of the highest mountains on earth. It is famous for the snowfall in winter, especially during the beginning of February.

Day 5

Drive to Nagarkot via Kathmandu Short hike around the villages of Nagarkot

Nagarkot is situated at 2100 m from sea leave and offers a scenic view of some of the highest mountains on earth. It is famous for the snowfall in winter, especially during the beginning of February.

Day 6

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, Padmasambhavflewd 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.

Day 7

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 8

Drive back to Paro and free time in the evening

We will start our journey to Paro in the morning after breakfast. A couple of hour of the journey goes through the winding road with lush green forest and small settlements. We will arrive at Paro for Lunch. In the evening spend time around the local market.

Day 9

Early morning checkout from the hotel and drive to the Airport. Upon arrival at Kathmandu sightseeing Kathmandu Durbar square and Swayambhunath before checking in to the hotel. Evening Farewell dinner with Cultural program

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.

Day 10

Free day

Free day

Day 11

Final Departure

Final Departure

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Accommodation

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

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Thimpu, and Paro, 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.
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 and 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 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

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