Nepal Bhutan Tour - 11 Days

Mask Dance during the festival in Bhutan

Trip Info

Trip Duration

11 Days

Max Altitude

Tiger's Nest 3120 m



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Nepal Bhutan Tour Overview

This 11-day Nepal Bhutan Tour takes you on a journey into the mystic Himalayan nations -of Nepal and Bhutan knew 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. In other words, Bhutan is famed for its extreme modesty and purity, while Nepal is known for its rich past and colorful culture.

Our 11-day itinerary allows you to see the magnificent natural landscape as well as multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites in these two big Himalayan countries in South Asia. The journey begins in the beautiful Kathmandu Valley where you will experience the mysticism, the true Nepalese people, and their culture. It is then followed by an amazing trip to Pokhara- the lake Paradise of Nepal.

Following your journey back to Kathmandu Valley from Pokhara, you will fly to Bhutan, the only land where Gross National Happiness Index is given more priority than the GNP. As you fly into Paro, Bhutan, you will be mesmerized by the endless unfolding of snow-covered Himalayas. 

During your five days in the spiritual nation of Bhutan, you will be introduced to Paro Kyichu Lhakhang, Bhutan's oldest temple, the Thimphu Folk Heritage Museum to learn about Bhutanese material culture and way of life, and Punakha Dzong to see the beautiful architecture arts. The visits to those ancient dzongs, Lhakhang, monasteries, and palaces will give you insights into Bhutanese history and culture. This is a great chance to interact with friendly folks and obtain blessings from the learned monks. The journey in Bhutan concludes with a picturesque climb to the Tiger's Nest. 

This particular Nepal Bhutan Tour ends with an amazing exploration of the historical and cultural landmarks in Nepal like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. 

Engage yourself with these two Himalayan kingdoms of South Asia and experience spiritual experience the spirituality and tranquility that these nations have to offer. 

 Highlights of 11 Days Nepal Bhutan Tour

  • Visit two isolated Himalayan nations tucked away amid massive peaks
  • Take in an awe-inspiring Himalaya panorama including the world’s highest during the flight 
  • Discover fascinating indigenous civilizations while learning about Hindu and Buddhist spiritual traditions
  • During your Nepal and Bhutan tour, visit places that have remained unaltered for millennia
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal and cultural hotspots in Bhutan
  • Hike to the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest), an architectural marvel perched on a Cliffside
  • Stroll through the alleyways of historic medieval kingdoms

Best Season for 11 Days  Nepal Bhutan Tour

Both Nepal and Bhutan experience four seasons a year. Visits to these two Himalayan countries can be made at any time of the year depending upon the preferences of the travelers. However, spring and autumn are the peak seasons for any activities in these countries. 

The days of spring are clear and warm and there is little prospect of rain until the monsoons arrive in June or July. The valleys are covered in fresh new growth and bright green grass in the spring. The laps of the mighty Himalayas are covered with lovely Rhododendrons blossom, lending more color to the pristine landscapes of the gorgeous landlocked countries. 

Autumn is the topmost time for exploring these Himalayan Nations because the weather is pleasant with the clear blue sky being crisp and the temperature-to-visibility ratio being good. Autumn also holds some of the country's most important festivals. Every year in October and November, the biggest festivals of Nepal, Dashain, and Tihar take place and in September, the Thimphu Tsechu, one of the most prominent Tsechus, takes place in Bhutan.

In both Nepal and Bhutan, the months of June, July, and August are known as the summer months with hot, humid weather with gloomy skies and rain. Wildflowers and lush foliage abound in these two South Asian countries. While trekking is not possible in most regions, summer is an excellent season to learn about Nepal’s and Bhutan's culture and visit the country's old historical monuments.

Winter offers chilly, dry weather with snow in the mountains in both Nepal and Bhutan. Typically, the sky is blue with no or few clouds. You would get more gorgeous and bright days in the winter than you would in the spring or fall!

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US$ 2,650 P/P

US$ 2,650.00

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Note: This expense includes bank charge of 4.5%

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Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
30 Min Drive to Hotel
Max Altitude: 1350 M

A representative from Himalayan Trekkers will greet you and transport you to your hotel once you arrive at the airport. After completing all the check-in formalities, you can take a rest and get refreshed from the long flight. Later, that day, we will gather for the pre-discussion regarding the trip. In the evening, you can take a walk around the streets of the Thamel area and get a glimpse of the night lifestyle of the area. 

If you arrive early, we begin your guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley by visiting the famous Boudhanath Stupa, the country’s largest Buddhist pilgrim site. As we enter the main gate of the site, the giant white dome with big Buddha eyes greet us and offer us peacefulness. 

Then, you will be transferred to the Pashupatinath temple on the Bagmati River's bank to observe the evening aarti ceremony. The temple is one of the most famous and important temples in the world, serving as the seat of a deity named Shiva. Open cremations of Hindus are done on the banks of the Bagmati River here. 

Meals: Welcome Dinner
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM
Day 2: Drive to Pokhara
7 Hours Drive
Max Altitude: 850 M

We will depart from Kathmandu after a hearty breakfast and begin our journey to Pokhara, Nepal's second-largest city and also known as the "Lake Paradise of Nepal." If the weather is favorable, you can see many peaks along the way, including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu, and Annapurna. Our ride along the Prithivi Highway and the gushing Trishuli River also offers us amazing vistas of the small villages, towns, terraced fields, and the locals engaging in the daily routine. 

After a 6-7 hours long drive, we reach our destination and check-in at the hotel. You can go explore the lakeshore or go boating on Phewa Lake after a short break at the hotel. Also, you can get a glimpse of the night lifestyle of Pokhrelis (Local of Pokhara). 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Pokhara
Day 3: Full Pokhara Sightseeing
Full Day
Max Altitude: 850 M

You will spend the entire day in Pokhara today. After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel for the guided Pokhara city tour. Today’s sightseeing covers some of the most famous landmarks of the city. The first spot to explore is the famous Davis Waterfall which is locally known as Patale Chhango which translates to the underground waterfall. We then visit the Mahendra Cave which is very close to Davis Falls. This dark cave houses different interesting sculptures which will amaze us. The cave is also a bat habitat, with a huge population of bats living in the cave's gloomy ceilings. 

We also pay our visits to the Shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda) which offers a stunning panoramic Himalayan view along with the whole valley. We might also discover the International Mountain Museum which showcases the cultural custom of Nepali mountaineering and lifestyle. 

Other than these places, we will make our visits to the Hindu sites like Bindabasini Temple and Tal Barahi Temple. If you did miss the chance to boating on the Phewa Lake the other day, today is the chance to admire the reflection of the mighty Annapurna on the water and have the boating experience. 
Full-day of city touring and you will be driven to your hotel. If you are bored and want more activity, you can rent a bicycle and ride around the lakefront in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Pokhara
Day 4: Hike/Drive to Sarangkot & Drive Back to Kathmandu
8 Hours Drive
Max Altitude: 1350 M

After a morning call, we get ready and head towards the most famous and greatest hill station in Pokhara called Sarangkot. We will either drive or climb to Sarangkot for magnificent sunset and sunrise views over the snowy Himalayan peaks. The panoramic vistas of the surrounding Himalayas and the golden rays hitting those snow-capped peaks will surely mesmerize us. After spending an ample amount of time there for photographs and videos of the sunrise view we will return to our hotel for a hearty breakfast. 

After that, we will have a lovely journey back to Kathmandu via the same route we came here. Once we reach the city, you are on your own. Kathmandu has some of the best massage centers and spas to relax the tired body and mind. You can hit some of those or take a stroll around the Thamel area like Shree: Gha, and Thahiti. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM
Day 5: Fly to Paro from Kathmandu & Afternoon Paro City Tour
1.10 Hours Flight and 3 Hours City Tour
Max Altitude: 2200 M

In the morning, you will be driven to the airport for a picturesque journey to Paro. The flight to Paro is considered one of the most beautiful flights in the world as it provides the most amazing bird’s eye view of the snow-capped peaks including Everest and the diverse landscapes. 

Our Bhutanese representative will meet and greet you at the Paro International Airport arrival terminal and take you to your hotel. Then, we will proceed for the Paro city sightseeing. We will visit the National Museum of Bhutan known as Ta Dzong, after a quick rest at the hotel. The museum features an amazing array of Thangkas, both old and modern, that portray Bhutan's most important saints and gurus, as well as frightening celebration masks.

Our next stop will be at Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan's oldest, quietest, and most beautiful temples. It is also known as Lho Kyerchu or Kyerchu and is known to be Bhutan's sacred jewel. 
We end today’s sightseeing at Rinpung Dzong. Rinchen Pung (Rinpung) Dzong means "Fortress on a Heap of Jewels" in the Dzongkha (local) language. Rinpung Dzong, which overlooks Paro town and boasts an attractive and harmonious structure, has become a must-see tourist attraction in Bhutan.
In the evening, you can wander down to the markets and streets to get a feel for the city.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Paro
Day 6: Hike to Taktsang Monastery (3,120m) & Drive to Thimphu
3 Hours Hike and 2 Hours Drive to Thimpu
Max Altitude: 2350 M

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Thimpu
Day 7: Full-Day Thimphu Sightseeing
Full Day
Max Altitude: 2350 M

Your guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby after breakfast for the full-day Thimphu sightseeing.  It takes 45 minutes to an hour to walk up the hillside from the parking lot to the Cheri Monastery. Spin the prayer wheels, explore the temple, and learn about Buddhism and the monastery from your tour guide.

After lunch, we a Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory and learn how paper is created by hand and colored with a variety of pigments. Then, we will visit one of Bhutan's most well-known religious structures, the National Memorial Chorten. Every day, a large number of Bhutanese people come to this Chorten to spin the prayer wheels and circumambulate it. It is famed for its whitewashed walls and golden tiered roofs, as well as being Bhutan's "most visible religious structure."
Tashichho Dzong, also known as Thimphu Dzong, is unquestionably one of the most fascinating destinations to see in Thimphu. The building offers a profound look into Bhutanese history and is known for its unique white-red-gold color scheme and tiered roofs.

Folk Heritage Museum is another important landmark here that showcases the traditional lifestyle of the Bhutanese people. The museum has a diverse collection of farm equipment, tools, household items, and antiques. Not only displaying these artifacts, but the museum also hosts frequent demonstrations of local people's rural traditions, talents, customs, and habits.
You can observe young males during archery (national sport of Bhutan) practice sessions if you are lucky with your time. They fire hunting bows at a target 145 meters away. 
In the evening, we will visit the radio tower on a hilltop that offers a panoramic view of Thimphu city

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Thimpu
Day 8: Drive Back to Paro and free time in the Evening
2/3 Hours Drive
Max Altitude: 2200 M

Following our delightful Bhutanese breakfast, we will drive towards the Dochu La Pass at 3100 meters. This beautiful pass lies on the path from Thimphu to Punakha providing a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range. During the clear days in winter, the view here is exceptionally beautiful, with snowcapped mountains providing a spectacular backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 Chortens. 

Then, we will set out on our adventure to Paro. En route, we make a short halt at Simtokha Dzong. It is the oldest fortress of Bhutan and is home to the bed chambers of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and Jigme Namgyel, two of the most powerful characters in Bhutanese history. The place's ultimate attraction, however, is the artwork and gold-black statues that adorn its hallways and courtyards. 

After that, we continue onwards to Paro and once we get there, we will check-in and relax. In the evening, you can explore the markets, enter some souvenir shops and purchase a few of the items for yourself, your family, and friends. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Paro
Day 9: Fly Back to Kathmandu & Half Day Sightseeing
1.10 Hours Flight and Transfer to Hotel/Sightseeing
Max Altitude: 1350 M

Bid farewell to the Land of Thunder Dragon with uncountable memories today. Your Bhutanese guide will drop you at the Paro Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu Airport where the representative from the Nepal side will be waiting for you. 

After a brief rest at the hotel in Thamel, a guided 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 where the former Royal Palace of the Malla kings resides to explore the Kastamandap Temple, Hanuman Dhoka, and Kumari House. 

In the late afternoon, we walk into the local markets of Ason, and Indrachowk where uncountable shops and vendors are seen selling numerous items from food items to clothing items.
(Note: If not explored Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa on the first day of this trip due to late arrival, you will cover these landmarks today.)

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM
Day 10: Free and Easy Day in Kathmandu
Free Time
Max Altitude: 1350 M

Today is a free and rest day in Kathmandu. If you want to be occupied and experience some short hikes, we can arrange a day hike to surrounding hills or village settlements. Or, you can explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites inside the valley if you are interested in learning the history, and discover the art and architecture. Sightseeing in the valley includes culturally and historically significant landmarks such as Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square.

In the evening, we gather in a typical Nepali restaurant for farewell dinner. You can enjoy the cultural event today at the restaurant and exchange the experiences of this trip with each other. 

Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM
Day 11: Final Departure from Kathmandu
30 Min Drive to Airport

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight back to your home or to your onward destination. We look forward to seeing you soon again.

Meals: Breakfast

What is included / not included


  • All airport transfers 
  • Bhutan Visa Fee
  • Twin/DBL sharing 3* standard category accommodations throughout the Tour
  • Daily Breakfast During Nepal Part Tour
  • Airfare: (Kathmandu-Paro Bhutan-Kathmandu) 
  • All Meals- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Tea/Coffee during Bhutan Tour
  • All guided sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • English-speaking city guide
  • All required permits & heritage entrance fees
  • Welcome/farewell Dinner
  • All applicable taxes and office surcharges


  • International Airfares to/from Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa Fee - USD 30 P/P for Multiple Entry Visa( Can be obtained Upon Arrival)
  • Meals- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide and Driver
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable conditions such as landslides, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the INCLUSION section


Nepal: We provide our guests with 3-star standard category accommodations on a twin/double sharing basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara. The hotel is centrally placed, adjacent to Thamel, and will be near the lake in Pokhara. All of the rooms will be very comfortable and tidy, with all of the amenities, but if you prefer a more luxurious stay, please inform us beforehand. We can organize your preferred services at extra cost. 

Bhutan: 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 the 11-Day Nepal Bhutan Trip

Our Kathmandu and Pokhara trips include accommodation with breakfast. Lunch and dinner are not included because travelers have multiple options to choose from thousands of restaurants and eateries in both cities. Most restaurants provide a wide range of cuisines, with Nepalese, Indian, Chinese, Nepalese, Bhutanese, Tibetan, continental, etc. Also, in almost every restaurant and hotel, vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine is provided. 

In Bhutan, all packages are based on a full board basis, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A wide variety of western and Indian cuisine is available in many restaurants across the country. The majority of Bhutanese eat rice. One or two meat or vegetable-based side dishes are included. The most popular meats are beef, hog, and chicken.

In addition, we provide a wonderful welcome or departure meal in Kathmandu

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