Nepal Bhutan Tour 12 Days - 12 Days

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US$ 2,349 P/P

Trip Info

  • Duration

    12 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    3120 M Tiger Nest m

  • Difficulty

    easy

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private Car & Flight

  • Best Season:

    • All Year Round

Nepal Bhutan Tour 12 Days Overview

Nepal Bhutan Tour - 11 nights and 12 days is dedicated totally to those enthusiast travelers wanting to explore Nepal and Bhutan and get the most out of it within a limited time frame. The itinerary is designed in such a way that you can experience the hospitality of Nepalese and Bhutanese people who have had unchanged cultures and traditions for thousands of years.

Interaction with the locals, tasting the authentic local food, observing the arts and architecture of the heritage sites, getting to know about the history of ancient vicinity - and if your trip happens to be on the festival season – observing these festivals are the major highlights of this trip.

In Nepal - you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Among the 7 enlisted world heritage sites, we will try our best to make the most possible.

You will be next taken to Pokhara – a stunningly beautiful city also known as the city of Lake Paradise. Apart from the popular lakes like Phewa and Begnas - it is also the gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary.

Sarangakot, a hilltop in Pokhara at 1600 m, provides amazing sunrise views above the Annapurna mountain ranges which is nevertheless a wow moment.

Secondly, we make to the UNESCO enlisted National Park of Nepal - the Chitwan National Park. This park is famed for its wilderness. One-horned rhino and the royal Bengal tigers can be observed here riding the back of an elephant. The park is also famous for bird-watching tours.

In Bhutan, sightseeing Paro and famous places like the National Library, Painting School, Folk Heritage Museum, Handicrafts Emporium, and more at Thimpu. We will also make it to the Tiger Nest monastery which is located on a high cliff. 

In conclusion, this 12 days tour offers you wonderful experiences of the South Asian nation of Nepal and Bhutan. As mentioned earlier – this tour is tailored for those who have limited time but have a great interest in exploring these amazing countries.

Himalayan Trekkers is always open to questions. Have you have any inquiries, please feel to drop us an email and we are on your service 24/7.

Trip Highlights of 12 Days Nepal Bhutan Tour
  • Explore the gorgeous Durbar Squares and put your pottery-making abilities to the test
  • Take a rickshaw ride on the streets of Thamel
  • Take in the breathtaking views of the Annapurna Mountain Range 
  • Experience paddle boating in the second-largest lake in Nepal 
  • Go on a jeep safari/ jungle walk inside the home of the one-horned rhino and the elusive Bengal Tiger
  • Capture the bird’s eye mountain views during the flight from Kathmandu to Paro 
  • Hike up to this well-known Taktsang monastery, which is positioned perilously on a rock cliff
  • Make friends with the happiest citizens of the world 
  • Give your taste buds some tingling sensation with the Bhutanese cuisines 

Best Season for Nepal Bhutan Tour 12 days

Nepal Bhutan Tour can be done any time of the year. Travelers can explore both countries according to their preference of season and their schedule.

However, Nepal and Bhutan are best visited between March to May and September to October when the air is pure and fresh with sunny skies. Travelers may observe the growing face of nature in the spring, with the famous rhododendrons blossoming gloriously, filling the valleys with color and the best form of nature in the autumn cheerful nature, and festival celebrations. 

From May to September, the temperature and humidity rise, and monsoon rains blanket the highlands. It is still possible to go sightseeing but preparations are required such as carrying raincoats and umbrellas. After nighttime downpours, the views are greatest in the morning. 

Both Nepal and Bhutan are at their coldest in January and February, but travelers are rewarded with bright skies making the sightseeing possible. 

 

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

🕑 30 Min Drive to Hotel

Max Altitude: 1350 M

On the day of your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, our company staff will be there to receive and assist you to the designated hotel. After the check-in formalities, you can rest and relax in your hotel room. 

In the evening we can hang out in Thamel and enjoy the vibe there. However, if time permits us, we will visit the two most important religious sites in the country before strolling around Thamel. Those two pilgrimage sites, Boudhnath Stupa dedicated to Mahayana Buddhism, and Pashupatinath Temple, a Hindu site devoted to Lord Shiva are just 15 minutes away from each other. 

We will first visit the Boudhanath Stupa which is the biggest stupa in the country and one of the biggest in South Asia, explore its surroundings and get to know the lifestyle there. 
Then we will drive to Pashupatinath Temple, Lord Shiva Temple, and observe the evening aarti ceremony, explore the surroundings, and probably witness the open cremation ceremony. 

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

🕑 Full Day

Max Altitude: 1350 M

Today we will be exploring Kathmandu city, after the morning breakfast. We will visit the remaining UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the valley except for the Changu Narayan Temple. 

We will drive to Patan Durbar Square which is situated in the ‘city of beauty named Lalitpur or Patan. We can see historic sites, temples, and shrines known for their intricate carvings in the durbar square. It also has a museum with a collection of bronze statues and religious artifacts.
We will also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square in Bhaktapur city famous for traditional Nepali culture, customs, and distinctive wooden and pottery arts. The ancient monuments all around represent Nepal's medieval age culture and custom, and this old city is home to a great number of indigenous Newari people.

We will visit Kathmandu (Basantapur) Durbar Square, which offers the amazing historical beauty of Nepal, museums, and the palace. There you can see the Kala Bhairav Temple, Residence of Living Goddess ‘Kumari’, Kasthamandap, and the local Market such as Ason & New Road.
From there we will move to Swoyambhunath, which is also known as the Monkey Temple.  Here you can see the 3 big statues of Buddha and from the top hill area, you can see the amazing view of Kathmandu Valley. 

After getting refreshed and little rest, you can explore the Thamel, have some tasty meals and enjoy the night vibes of the area.   

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara

🕑 7 Hours Drive

Max Altitude: 850 M

Early in the morning, we will take a picturesque journey to Pokhara along the Trishuli and Marshyangdi Rivers, passing by Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak. Pokhara is a tourist's dream destination, with lakes, caves, mountains, and Buddhist and Hindu temples among its natural and cultural attractions. The journey will last approximately 6 to 7 hours. After reaching there you can rest for a while and in the evening stroll around the Lakeside area and enjoy the beautiful night in Pokhara. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Pokhara

Day 4: Morning Sunrise in Sarangkot & Sightseeing in Pokhara

🕑 Full Day

Max Altitude: 850 M

We will get up early in the morning to drive towards Sarangakot, a great site to witness the magical view of the sunrise over the Himalayas. You can have some tea and enjoy the view. On the way to the hotel, you can visit Bindhyabasini Temple and get the blessing. 
After breakfast in Hotel, we will visit the Tal Barahi temple by enjoying the boat ride. From there we will head towards Davis fall, which is also known as the local name Patale Chhango. You can see the mysterious waterfall, wishing pond, some religious statues, etc. 

Next, we will visit the world peace pagoda (Shanti Stupa). The pagoda is a magnificent Buddhist stupa that sits upon a hill on Phewa Lake's southern coast. The shrine is a superb vantage point with amazing views of the Annapurna range, Rupa Taal, and Pokhara city. With the peaceful environment of the stupa, we will spend some time over there and return to the hotel. 
In the evening you can hang out in the lakeside area, there are so many options of a good restaurant with varieties of food, live music, and drinks. Enjoy the night as much as you want because it's the last day in Pokhara. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Pokhara

Day 5: Drive to Chitwan National park

🕑 5 Hours Drive

Max Altitude: 180 M

After having the early morning breakfast, we will drive towards Chitwan from Pokhara. It will take around 5 hours to reach over there. After you arrive in Chitwan, we will have some lunch get refreshed and head to visit the Tharu village. In Tharu Village, visitors can see the old-style houses, their local culture, and lifestyle, and if you want try their delicacy as well. After the quick tour, you will return to the hotel for an amazing dinner. Overnight stay in Chitwan.  

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Chitwan

Day 6: Full Day Activities in National Park

🕑 Full Day

Max Altitude: 180 M

Today you will get an amazing experience by exploring the Chitwan National Park. After breakfast, we go on a canoe ride down the Rapti River. It's a great place to go bird watching and view two rare crocodile species: the Marsh Mugger and the fish-eating Gharial. On the way back, one can take a jungle walk and see elephants bathe. We will have lunch and take an elephant safari and head to do Elephant Safari. It is a fantastic chance to observe four distinct types of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear, and the Royal Bengal Tiger. 
In the evening, there will be a Tharu ethnic dance performance or a slide show presentation.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Chitwan

Day 7: Drive Back to Kathmandu

🕑 5 Hours Drive

Max Altitude: 1350 M

We visit the Government Elephant Breeding Center after breakfast before we make our return to Kathmandu. Our 5  hours drive to Kathmandu takes us along the vast landscape and vegetation change. Flight from Chitwan to Kathmandu is also an option.

After we arrive at the capital, you will be assisted until the check-in formalities. You can rest and roam around the Thamel area in the evening. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 8: Fly to Paro Bhutan & Transfer to Thimpu

🕑 1:15 Hours Flight & 2 Hours Drive

Max Altitude: 2350 M

You will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Paro International Airport. The flight from Kathmandu to Paro is considered one of the most beautiful flights as the plane flies above the vast landscapes, terraced fields, colorful valleys, and of course the shining and proudly standing mountain peaks including the mighty Everest. 

Once you are welcomed with the white silk scarf by your Bhutanese guide at the airport, you will be escorted to the restaurant for lunch and a brief rest. The first sightseeing of the Bhutan landmark will be the Ta Dzong, the Watch Fortress. The interesting structure is perched on the hill overlooking the Paro Valley and the Paro Chu River. Ta Dzong, the national museum houses 3000+ Bhutanese artistry including the Thangkas and the items that represent the Bhutanese culture over the years. A few meters below is the great Paro Rinpung Dzong the ‘Fortress of Heap of Jewels’ that was built to protect the Paro valley from the invasion of Tibet.

After the Paro city tour, we will drive to the capital Thimphu. Check in at the hotel and relax. In the evening, you can stroll around the streets of the capital and get a glance at the lifestyle of the capital’s people. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Thimpu

Day 9: Thimpu Sightseeing and Transfer to Paro

🕑 Tour and Transfer 2 Hours

Max Altitude: 2200 M

We will visit the National Memorial Chorten as part of a full day of sightseeing. The Third King established this shrine as a safeguard against the ill effects of modernization and as a symbol of world peace. It was finished by the Royal Queen Mother as a memorial Stupa for the Third King, who died in 1972.

Continue to the Changangkha Temple, which was built in the 12th century, and the Drubthob monastery, which houses the Zilukha Nunnery. Explore the National Library, Folk Heritage Museum, and Hand-made Paper Factory, as well as the School of Arts and Crafts, where you can get a bird's eye view of Bhutan's history and learn more about traditional textile and handicraft production. The highlight is a tour of the Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), Bhutan's most stunning dzong, and the country's government center.

Later, we return to Paro by car stopping at Semtokha Dzong along the way. The Dzong, which was completed in 1627, is Bhutan's oldest structure. The Institute for Language and Culture Studies is now housed there. Check into the hotel when you arrive in Paro.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Paro

Day 10: Hike to Tiger’s Nest & Sightseeing in Paro

🕑 4 Hours Hike and City Tours

Max Altitude: 2200 M

We start our short hike to Taktsang Monastery after breakfast. The track is wide, and the 2-hour journey uphill brings you about a kilometer above the Paro valley level. The vista from Taktsang Monastery, which is perched 900 meters above the valley's bottom, is breathtaking. Guru Rinpoche, a great Buddhist saint, is said to have flown to Paro on a tigress and meditated at Taktsang. Bhutan considers the monastery to be a national asset.

We then drive to the ruins of the Drukgyel Dzong in the afternoon, a historic monument built by the Shabdrung to celebrate his victory over invading Tibetans in 1644. When the weather is nice, the sacred Mount Jomolhari (7314m) provides a lovely backdrop. On your way back to Paro, stop by the 7th-century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. We will also visit the Farm House and a local market in the evening

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Paro

Day 11: Fly Back to Kathmandu

🕑 1:15 Hours Flight and Transfer to Hotel

Max Altitude: 1350 M

You will be driven back to the Paro International Airport after breakfast. Your Bhutanese guide will accompany you out of the country and assist you with the necessary exit to return to Kathmandu.
Our representative will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After check-in formalities, you are on your own. You can opt for the sightseeing of the valley or you can stroll around the market areas and purchase some souvenirs for your friends and family. In the evening, you will be invited to the farewell dinner party at an authentic Nepalese restaurant where we can enjoy the traditional Nepali cuisine with some cultural dances and music. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu

🕑 30 min private drive

Our staff and vehicle will be waiting for you at your hotel to transfer you to the airport for your final departure. It's been a pleasure getting to know you. We look forward to seeing you again!! 
Wish a good luck on your journey!

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotels

Includes

  • All arrival and departure transfers on a private vehicle
  • Twin/Double Sharing 3* standard category accommodations in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan 
  • Daily Breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Twin/Double Sharing 3* standard category accommodations during Bhutan
  • All required ground transfers on a private vehicle
  • Bhutan Visa Fees
  • Airfare (Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu) and Taxes
  • English speaking Local Tour Guide as per Itinerary
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) in Chitwan
  • Chitwan Activity as per the itinerary
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) in Bhutan
  • Daily Royalty/Fees USD 65.00 P/P Per Day in Bhutan
  • Bottled mineral water in Car
  • All heritage/Monuments entrance fees as per Itinerary
  • National Park/Conservation Fees as Per Itinerary
  • Welcome/farewell dinner
  • All applicable government taxes

 

 

Excludes

  • International airfares & airport taxes
  • Nepal Visa Fees ( Can be Obtain upon arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals -Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • 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.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the includes section

Accommodation

Nepal: We provide 3-star standard category accommodations in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan. The hotels will be centrally placed, adjacent to Thamel, and surrounded by comfortable and tidy rooms. The rooms will be on a twin/double sharing basis. However, if you prefer to upgrade the services or prefer to have a single supplement, we can provide those for you at additional cost and prior information. 

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 Nepal Bhutan 12 Days Tour

Your accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara will provide you with fresh and delicious breakfasts. However, we have not included the lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara city because there are multiple choices to dine in the city as it houses thousands of eateries where menus from every corner of the world are available. We can make a few recommendations to meet your taste and menu preference. All the meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) in Chitwan are included in the package. 

In Bhutan, every meal will be provided. Breakfast and Dinner are provided by your lodging, while you can eat your lunch at one of the best restaurants available there. Most restaurants provide a diverse selection of cuisines, including Indian, Chinese, Nepalese, Bhutanese, Tibetan, and continental cuisines. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are available in every restaurant and hotel.

We also offer our guests traditional Nepali cuisine as a lunch/dinner. 

 

 

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