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:

Tiger's Nest Monastery(3,120m)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private Vehicle & Flight

Best Season:

All year round

This 11 days Nepal Bhutan Tour takes you on a journey into the mystic Himalayan nations -Nepal and Bhutan known for their vast topography, stunning mountain vistas, beautiful and unique culture, and great hospitality. Nepal is famous for its age-old temples, monasteries, ethnic diversity as well as great diversity in flora and fauna. Bhutan, the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon offers the perfect wilderness of high mountains, spiritual lakes, beautiful valleys, and distinctive culture.

The journey begins from the beautiful Kathmandu Valley where you will experience the mysticism, the true Nepalese people, and their culture. It is then followed by the amazing trip to Pokhara- the lake Paradise of Nepal, and Chitwan National Park-oldest national park in Nepal.

As you fly into Paro, Bhutan, you will be mesmerized by the endless unfolding of snow-covered Himalayas. The visits to the ancient dzongs, lhakhangs, monasteries, and palaces will give you insights into Bhutanese history and culture. This is a great chance to interact with the friendly folks and obtain blessings from the learned monks.

Engage yourself with these two Himalayan kingdoms of South Asia and experience spiritual power.

 

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Starting Price

USD 2199 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

You will be received and transferred to your hotel by a representative from the Himalayan Trekkers. After a brief rest, you will have guided half-day sightseeing of two of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. 

Pashupatinath Stupa is the most important pilgrimage site in Nepal for Hindu devotees as it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. 

Boudhanath Stupa is the biggest stupa in Nepal and one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism in the world. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Drive to Pokhara

Meals included: Breakfast

After a warm breakfast served at your hotel, we will start our journey to the second largest city of Nepal, Pokhara also known as Lake Paradise of Nepal. En route, you can get a glimpse of many peaks like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu, and Annapurna if the weather is clear. 

After a brief rest at your accommodation, you can roam on the lakeside or go boating in Phewa Lake. 

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

Day 3

Pokhara sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, you will explore Pokhara for a whole day. Some of the major attractions here are Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda), Gupteshowr Cave, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Bindabasini Temple, Seti River Gorge, etc. 

In the evening, you can rent a bicycle and ride around the lakeside. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 4

Hike/drive to Sarangkot & drive back to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

Early in the morning, we will either drive or hike to Sarangkot, the famous and the best hill station for dramatic sunset and sunrise view over the snowy Himalayan peaks. After spending some quality time in Sarangkot, we will return to our hotel and have a warm breakfast. 

Then, we will have our scenic drive to Kathmandu. Roam around the streets of the Thamel area in the evening. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 mins drive/3 hrs hike & 6 hrs drive

Day 5

Fly to Paro (2,200m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You will be transferred to the airport in the morning for a scenic flight to Paro. Our Bhutanese representative will greet you and escort you to your accommodation. 

The rest of the day is at leisure. You can walk down to the markets and streets in the afternoon to get familiar with the city. 

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

Day 6

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We start our day with a short and exciting hike towards Taktsang Monastery which is also known as Tiger's Nest Monastery. It was built on the spot where the Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress and meditated for years. It is situated on a 900 meters high cliff offering stunning mountain views. After lunch at the cafeteria situated halfway down the hill, we will return to Paro and have a short drive to the capital of Bhutan, Thimpu.

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

Day 7

Thimpu sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Your guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby after breakfast for the full-day Thimpu sightseeing.  You will be exploring the top attractions 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 8

Drive back to Paro and free time in the evening

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

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

Day 9

Fly back to Kathmandu & half-day sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Early in the morning, you will have a flight back to Kathmandu. After a brief rest, your half-day Kathmandu tour begins from Swoyambhunath Temple located on a hilltop offering an amazing view of the Kathmandu valley and surrounding mountains and lush hills. Then, we will drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square to explore the Kastamandap Temple, Hanuman Dhoka, and Kumari House. 

In the late afternoon, we walk into the local markets of Ason, and Indrachowk. 

 

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

Day 10

Free day

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Today is a free and rest day in Kathmandu. (If you want to be occupied, we can arrange a day hike to surrounding hills or village settlements.)

In the evening, we gather in a typical Nepali restaurant for farewell dinner. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 11

Final departure

Meals included: Breakfast

Three hours before your flight schedule, you will be transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport for a flight to your onward destination. 

We look forward to seeing you soon again. 

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, 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. 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

  • Nepal Visa Fee 
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) 
  • 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.) 
  • Airfare to Paro and back 
  • 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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