Nepal and Bhutan 12 nights 13 Days Tour

Nepal and Bhutan 12 nights 13 Days Tour

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:

13 Days

Max Altitude:

3100m (Dochula Pass)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Flight and comfortable drive.

Best Season:

All over the year.

Our 12 nights' 13 days' Nepal and Bhutan Tour is specially designed for those who are pressed for time. This epic trip brings you to the most amazing natural scenery and spectacular ancient buildings of two great Himalayan Kingdoms in Southeast Asia. 

While in Nepal, you will visit and cherish the cultural and natural beauty of Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara city. Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes some of the most significant temples and royal Durbar Squares. Then, the natural beauty of Pokhara relaxes your mind and soul with its awe-inspiring views of mountains and lakes. 

During your stay in Bhutan, you will visit the most classic tourist attractions in Paro, Punakha, Thimpu, and Wangdiphrodrang. You will appreciate the stunning beauty of Rimpung Dzong, and Taktsang Monastery in Paro. Visiting the Thimpu Folk Heritage Museum provides you the knowledge about the unique Bhutanese culture and arts. You will also visit Punakha Dzong, the most beautiful dzong in Bhutan. 

Himalayan Trekkers are always open to questions. If you have any inquiries, please feel to drop us an email. 

Starting Price

USD 2999 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Upon arrival at the airport in Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan will greet you and assist you to the designated hotel. 

Overnight at hotel. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive.

Day 2

Full-day Kathmandu sightseeing

Meals included: BB

After a warm breakfast, your full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley begins.

You will be assisted to Pashupatinath Temple  (one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage site in Nepal), Boudhanatha Stupa (the largest stupa in Nepal), and Bhaktapur Durbar Square ( one of the most charming architectural masterpieces of the Valley). 

Overnight at hotel. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 3

Further sightseeing in Kathmandu

Meals included: BB

Today, you will be visiting to other three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square (ancient royal palace of the Malla and the Shah Kings), Swaymbhunath Stupa (one of the important Buddhist pilgrimage sites), and Patan Durbar Square (one of the remarkable religious complexes in the country). 

 Overnight at Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 4

Scenic drive to Pokhara (1400m)

Meals included: BB

Early morning breakfast and scenic drive to Pokhara. 

Upon arrival in Pokhara, check-in at the hotel and relax.

Rest of the day is at leisure. You may go for a relaxing boating in Fewa Lake. 

Overnight at hotel.

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

Day 5

Full-day Pokhara Sightseeing

Meals included: BB

Warm breakfast and your full-day Pokhara sightseeing tour begins. 

You will be visiting to some of the top attractions of the city including Devis Falls, Mahendra Cave, Gupteshowr Cave, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Seti River Gorge, and Mountian Museum

In the evening, you may stroll arounf the Lakeside Market. 

Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 6

Drive back to Kathmandu

Meals included: BB

After a delightful breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu.

Once in Kathmandu, free to explore on your own.

Overnight at hotel.

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

Day 7

Scenic flight to Paro (2200), Bhutan

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early morning breakfast and transfer to the airport for a flight to Paro. Once you are in Paro International Airport, our Bhutansese representative will greet you and escort you to the hotel. 

After short rest, explore Memorial Chorten, a monument dedicated to the Third King of Bhutan

You will also visit Changangkha Monastery, Takin Preserve center, and Tashichho Dzong.

Overnight in Paro.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 1 hr flight

Day 8

Scenic drive to Punakha (1242m) via Dochula pass (3100m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. If the weather is clear, we stop for a while at Dochula pass to view Higher Himalayas.

In Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River). 

Overnight at hotel. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs drive.

Day 9

Drive to Wangdiphodrang, explore and further drive to Thimpu (2334m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, drive to Wangdiphodrang. Enroute stop a while to view Chimi Lhakhang also called the “Temple of Fertility”.

Enroute sightseeing in the valley of Wangdiphodrang, which includes: Wangdiphodrang Dzong (from outside) built-in 1638. 

After a short break, drive to Thimphu. Free for shopping in the evening.

Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs drive

Day 10

Thimpu Sightseeing and drive back to Paro

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early morning breakfast and visit the National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts followed by a visit to Painting School, famous for carving and freehand art and Folk Heritage Museum. After a short break, visit Handicrafts Emporium to see the exquisite artistry of traditional crafts and textiles.

In the evening, drive back to Paro for an overnight stay.

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

Day 11

Hike to Taktsang Monastery

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After early breakfast, you will go for excursion to the Takstang Monastery (Tigers' Nest) hanging on a high cliff at 3120 meters. After exploring the monastery, return back to the city. 

Then, visit the Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower, the National Museum of Bhutan, and  Rimpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) built-in 1646. The Dzong presently houses administrative offices.

In the evening, visit the Drukgyel Dzong. Then visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most sacred monasteries dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the 8th century.

Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: An hour hike with short drive.

Day 12

Fly back to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

After breakfast, you will enjoy the scenic flight to Kathmandu in the early morning. After reaching Kathmandu, free on your own. 

In the evening, farewell dinner with the team of Himalayan trekkers.

Overnight at hotel. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 1 hr flight

Day 13

Final departure

Meals included: BB

A representative of Himalayan trekkers will assist and transfer you to the airport 3 hours earlier than your scheduled flight.

Have a safe journey!

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Accommodation

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

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Punakha, and Thimpu, 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. All meals in Bhutan is included within the cost. 

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 with your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Arrival and departure transfers.
  • All sightseeing’s in private vehicle
  • 12 nights’ accommodation in Hotels as per the itinerary 
  • Bhutan Visa Fees
  • All permit fees 
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu) 
  • English speaking city guide
  • Meals as per the itinerary  
  • A bottle of mineral water 
  • All transfers and sightseeing 
  • Entrance fees.

Whats Not Included

 

  • Nepal Visa Fees 
  • Airport tax, Drinks, Tips, Insurance
  • Any extra cost occurring from unfavorable circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation, etc.
  • All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills etc
  • Anything not mentioned 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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