Nepal Bhutan Tour 13 Days

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USD $ 2,999 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    13 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Taktsang Monastery 3120 m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Flight and Comfortable Drive

  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Our 12 nights 13 days Nepal and Bhutan Tour is specially designed to get the most out in just 13 days. 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.

The Pashupatinath temple, the Boudhanath stupa, Patan durbar square are also on our tour list. These sites are very significant, have a very unique architecture which we believe that you will really appreciate.

Then, the natural beauty of Pokhara relaxes your mind and soul with its awe-inspiring views of mountains and lakes. Pokhara is another biggest city after Kathmandu and is gifted with natural beauty.

Devis Falls, Mahendra Cave, Gupteshowr Cave, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Seti River Gorge, and Mountian Museum are some of the prominent sites you will explore here. 

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. 

The Nepal Bhutan Tour is the best way to combine the two great undivided Himalayan Kingdoms of Nepal and Bhutan than by visiting Buddha's birthplace and traveling to the Land of the Thunder Dragon, where the Dragon King reigns supreme.

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Trip Highlights

  • Get the best combination of natural and cultural wonders in Nepal and Bhutan.
  • Explore some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Witness the magical sunrise and sunset view during the tour.
  • Experience the most scenic flight to Paro Bhutan with an aerial view from the top.
  • Hike to Bhutan's magnificent Tiger's Nest Monastery.
  • Visit the cultural and historical monuments such as Dzong and temples.
  • Get the knowledge about different cultures and their values in both countries.
  • Test the local delicacy in Nepal and Bhutan

Best Season to do Nepal Bhutan Tour

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

However, almost every traveler, trekkers, and visitors prefer spring and autumn for exploring. Both seasons bring out the best in nature, culture, and everything else. The weather will be pleasant and ideal for traveling. The sky appears to be clean and blue, with white clouds adding to the beauty. Travelers may observe the growing face of nature in the spring, with lovely little plants and other living things, and the best form of nature in the autumn, with blooming flowers, cheerful nature, and festival celebrations.

The weather will be a little hot and rainy during the summer and monsoon, and Bhutan has the most monsoon rainfall of any Himalayan country, so visitors should be completely prepared for all types of slick, muddy trails and heavy downpours. After the rain has stopped, you will have the best view of the surrounding areas.

Traveling in the winter is a unique experience. Cold weather with winterized beauty of many destinations, warm clothing, and warm cuisine is ideal for the tour. Travelers should be careful not to get too chilly, but apart from that, this season is good for exploring. And the best part of traveling in Asian countries, where you can eat delicious winter meals with perfect soup and see the snowcapped mountain peak is worth seeing.

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

🕑 30 mins drive to hotel

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

At the time of your arrival at Kathmandu (Tribhuvan) International Airport, a representative from Himalayan Trekkers will be there to welcome and assist you to the hotel. You can rest and relax in your room.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel/Resort in KTM

Day 2: Full-day Kathmandu sightseeing

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Today After having delicious morning breakfast, we will begin the first day of the city tour. We will be visiting some of the historical, cultural, traditional, religious, and world heritage sites during the valley tour. 

Firstly, we will be visiting the holy Pashupatinath Temple, which is the most important temple for the Hindu People. The temple worships the Lord Mahadev, who is known for his unlimited power among all the gods. 

After taking the blessing from Pashupatinath, we will be visiting the Bouddhanath Stupa the largest Stupa in Asia. Bouddhanath stupa offers a mix cultural of Buddhist & Tibetan with their unique cultures and delicacy. 

After that we will be moving towards Bhaktapur Durbar Square one of Nepal's most charming architectural showpieces, highlighting the country's traditional arts. The square is surrounded by monuments, the majority of which are terra-cotta with carved wood towers, palaces, and temples with intricate carvings, golden roofs, and open courtyards.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel/Resort in KTM

Day 3: Further sightseeing in Kathmandu

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

This is the second day of our Kathmandu city Tour. After having morning breakfast in the hotel, today we will visit three UNESCO world heritage sites. Moving to the first destination Kathmandu (Basantapur) Durbar Square, which is one of the Malla and Shah Kings' historic imperial residences. This area shows the history of Nepal with its culture and tradition. 

After roaming around for some time we will be visiting the Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as the Monkey Temple. You can see the prayer flags are draped above the Swoyambhunath stupa, which is surrounded by shrines, stupas, and statues. From the top, the view of Kathmandu valley looks incredible. 

From there we will be visiting the final destination Patan Durbar Square, which is the second largest town in the valley. The square is surrounded by lots of temples, palaces, and old-style buildings, and these temples, antique palaces, and dwellings represent the country's ancient architecture, heritage, and culture. Patan is famous for its own Newari delicacy as well. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel/Resort in KTM

Day 4: Scenic drive to Pokhara

🕑 6-7 hrs

Max Altitude: 850 m

Having the early morning breakfast, we will drive towards to Pokhara. It will take around 6 to 7 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu. The drive will be very peaceful with the amazing view of Nature, human settlements, beautiful river and the wind passing by us. After reaching there you can rest for a while in your hotel room and in the evening stroll around Lakeside area, enjoying the night vibe of Pokhara with good food. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel/Resort in Pokhara

Day 5: Full-day Pokhara Sightseeing

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 1600 m

Early in the morning, we will drive towards Sarangkot to witness the magical sunrise view over the Himalayan peak. After spending some time in Sarangkot, on the way back to Hotel, you can visit Shri Bindhyabasini Temple and the blessing of God and have a delicious breakfast in the hotel. 

After getting fresh, we will visit the Tal Barahi Temple, which is situated in the middle of Phewa Lake. We have to take a boat ride for reaching and returning back. The temple worships the Goddess Kali. David’s fall, where you can see the amazing waterfall, which is also known as Patale Chhango ‘the underground fall”, the local market, and cultural figures, from there the tour follows towards Mahendra and Gupteshowr Cave. The tour continues to Tibetan Refugee Camp, where the visitors can hear the chants of monks, Seti River Gorge, which is also known as the wild Himalayan and Mountain Museum.

After the day tour in Pokhara, we will roam around the lakeside in the evening, enjoying the variety of good food in the best restaurants with live music and the best drinks. If you want then you can visit the clubs and dance as well. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel/Resort in Pokhara

Day 6: Drive back to Kathmandu

🕑 6-7 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

We will drive back to Kathmandu after having early morning breakfast. From Pokhara, it will take about 6 to 7 hours to go to Kathmandu. With the spectacular view of Nature, local villages, a gorgeous stream, and the wind passing by, the journey will be quite pleasant. After you arrive, you can relax in your hotel room for a while. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel/Resort in KTM

Day 7: Scenic flight to Paro, Bhutan

🕑 1 hr+ flight

Max Altitude: 2,200 m

You will be escorted to the airport today for your flight from Kathmandu to Paro, where you will be treated to scenic views of the Himalayas, including the sacred Mt. Jumolhari, often known as the "bridge of Kanchenjunga," and its Bhutanese twin mountain, Mt. Jichu Drake. When you arrive at the international airport in Paro, Our Bhutanese representative will receive you and take you to the hotel. 

After resting for a while, we can explore the Paro. Visit the Memorial Chorten, a monument dedicated to Bhutan's third king.

The Changangkha Monastery, from here you can see the entire Thimphu valley from here, including the Buddha Dordenma on the hill to the right of the monastery. The Chenrizig - Compassion Buddha - is the major statue. Takin Preserve Center, and Tashichho Dzong will also be visited.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Paro

Day 8: Scenic drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass

🕑 3-4 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,100 m

We'll drive to Punakha today via Dochula Pass, which is believed to be around 4000 meters high, with a stunning panoramic view of the mountain range along the way. The Druk Wangyal Chortens, a 108-stupa stupa erected by Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, added to the beauty of the area. We were all enjoying the 108 chortens, Mani walls, and prayer flags that adorn the road's highest point.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Punakha

Day 9: Drive to Wangdiphodrang, explore & further drive to Thimphu

🕑 3-4 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,320 m

Drive to Wangdiphodrang after breakfast. Stop along the way to see Chimi Lhakhang, popularly known as the “Temple of Fertility.” En route, visit the Wangdiphodrang Valley, which includes the Wangdiphodrang Dzong (from the exterior), which was built in 1638. Drive to Thimpu after a short break. In the evening, you are free to go shopping and overnight stay in Thimpu. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Thimphu

Day 10: Thimpu sightseeing & drive back to Paro

🕑 2-3 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,200 m

Thimpu, Bhutan's capital, is devoid of clichéd skyscrapers and heavy traffic. Instead, Thimpu is recognized for its scenic Bhutan dzong, fresh air, and friendly locals, as it is surrounded by rolling mountains. Today's tour begins with a visit to the Late King's Memorial Chorten, followed by visits to the National Library, Folk Heritage Museum, and Hand-made Paper Factory, as well as the School of Arts and Crafts, where you'll get a breathtaking view of Bhutan history and learn more about traditional textile and handicraft making.

The centerpiece, of course, is a visit to the Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), Bhutan's most stunning Dzong, and the government's headquarters. From there we will drive towards Paro and spend the night in a hotel. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Paro

Day 11: Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest Monastery)

🕑 3-4 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,120 m

After having the morning breakfast, we will begin the tour and firstly visit the Takhtsang Lakhang in Paro. And Paro is well known for the Takhtsang Lakhang (also known as the Tiger's Nest), which is located at the valley's northern end. Which is one of Bhutan's most famous landmarks. Padmasambhava, also known as the Second Buddha, is said to have meditated on the back of a tigress near the location of this monastery. The Taktsang Monastery is one of Bhutan's most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites.

The National Museum, which has hundreds of old Bhutanese artifacts and artwork, is also located there.  We go to Rimpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) form in 1646, which refers as "fortress with the mound of gems." After that, visit to Kyichu Lhakhang, Bhutan's oldest and most beautiful temple. Kyichu Lhakhang, surrounded by fields, flowers, and hills, has the eight-year-old Sakyamuni Buddha statue, historic relics, exquisite murals, and various Buddhist scriptures, among other things.

We will next be escorted to the Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort), which was constructed in 1646 to symbolize Bhutan's victory over Tibetan invaders in the 1600s. Mount Chomolhari, Bhutan's second-highest mountain at 7,314 meters, can be seen on a clear day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Paro

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu

🕑 1 hr+ flight

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

After the Bhutan Tour, today we will fly back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu you can rest, roam around the nearby places, and in the evening enjoy the night vibe of Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu. 

We, the Himalayan Trekkers team also host the farewell dinner for you in a traditional Nepali restaurant. 

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel/Resort in KTM

Day 13: Final departure

🕑 30 mins drive to airport

Max Altitude: 1350 m

A Himalayan trekker’s representative will assist you and transport you to the airport three hours before your flight schedule. We hope to see you again in the future for another amazing adventure tours.

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • All airport transfers 
  • Bhutan Visa Fee
  • 3* standard category Hotel/resort accommodation Kathmandu & Pokhara on a twin/double sharing basis 
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu) 
  • 3* standard category hotel accommodation in Bhutan on a twin/double sharing basis 
  • All guided sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • All required permits & heritage entrance fees
  • Welcome or farewell dinner
  • All applicable taxes and office surcharges

Excludes

  • International airfares and airport taxes
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • 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.
  • Anything not mentioned in the INCLUSION section 

Nepal: We usually book all of our guests into 3-star category hotels 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, we can accommodate you.

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 

Most restaurants provide a wide range of cuisines, with Indian, Chinese, Nepalese, Bhutanese, Tibetan, and continental cuisines in both countries. In every restaurant and hotel, vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine are provided. In Bhutan, we will be fed all meals, but in Kathmandu, we will only be served breakfast and a welcome dinner. 

You can have anything, which suits your taste in food. On this tour, there are a lot of options for food and drinks.

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