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:

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Flight and comfortable drive.

Best Season:

All over the year.

We designed this trip Nepal Bhutan Tour 12 nights 13 days, for those who are pushed for time. But still, wish to experience the culture, history, food and the wonderful people of two amazing countries. Both of these countries lies in South East Asia.

While in Nepal, the places you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Among the 7 heritage sites, we will try to visit as many sites as possible. You are then taken to Pokhara, which is a stunningly beautiful city. It is also called as a city of Lake Paradise. Apart from the popular lakes like Phewa and Begnas, it is the gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary.

During your stay in Bhutan, you can visit Punakha Valley, Wangdiphodrang and Taktsang Monastery. Additionally, you can do the sightseeing at Paro to places like the National Library, Painting School, Folk Heritage Museum, and Handicrafts Emporium.

In conclusion, this 13-days tour offers you the essential experiences of Nepal and Bhutan. It is tailored for those who have limited time but have a great interest in these amazing countries.

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

Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrival Day.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 04: Drive to Pokhara and boat trip.
Day 05: Sightseeing of Pokhara.
Day 06: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 07: Fly Paro from Kathmandu.
Day 08: Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass.
Day 09: Drive to Wangdiphodrang.
Day 10: Sightseeing of Paro.
Day 11: Excursion to Taktsang Monastery.
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu and rest day
Day 13: Final Departure.

Starting Price

USD 2999 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in the Land of Mt. Everest.

Meals included: BB

Arrival at Kathmandu International airport. Be received, welcomed & assisted by our representative of Himalayan trekkers & transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

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

Day 2

Sightseeing of Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley covering Swaymbunath (monkey temple), Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Continuing the sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.

Meals included: BB

Full day sightseeing of Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. Free to stroll around Thamel in the evening.

 Overnight at Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 4

Scenic drive to Pokhara (city of lake paradise).

Meals included: BB

Early morning scenic drives to Pokhara after breakfast. After reaching Pokhara, check in to the hotel. An hour boat ride on Fewa lake after refreshment in the evening.

 Overnight stay at Pokhara.

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

Day 5

Pokhara city tour.

Meals included: BB

After breakfast full day sightseeing of Pokhara including Davi’s falls, Mahadev cave, Tibetan Refugee camp, Seti River Gorge and Mountain museum.

 Overnight stay at Pokhara.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 6

Return drive to Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. Free to explore on your own.

 Overnight at the hotel.

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

Day 7

Scenic flight to Paro.

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, scenic flight to Paro from Kathmandu. After the airport procedure and meeting a representative of Himalayan trekkers transfer to the hotel.

 Explore Memorial Chorten, a monument dedicated to the Third King of Bhutan. Late His Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wang chuck. The inside paintings and statues provide a very rare insight into Buddhist Philosophy. Changangkha Monastery, Takin Preserve center, and Sangay Gang view point, the Largest and tallest statue of Buddha in the world and Tashichho Dzong.

Overnight in Paro.

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

Day 8

Scenic drive to Punakha via Dochula pass.

Meals included: BB

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). For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The third King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk convened the First National Assembly here in 1952.

 Overnight in Punakha.

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

Day 9

Drive to Wangdiphodrang, explore and further drive to Thimpu..

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, drive to Wangdiphodrang. Enroute stop a while to view Chimi Lhakhang also called the “Temple of Fertility” built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley also popularly known as “Devine Madman” on 15th century. Enroute sightseeing in the valley of Wangdiphodrang, which includes: visit Wangdiphodrang Dzong (from outside) built-in 1638. Legend relates that as the people were searching for the site of the Dzong; four ravens were seen flying away in four directions. This was considered an auspicious sign, representing the spread of religion to the four points of the compass. The Dzong is situated at the confluence of Mo Chu and Tang Chu rivers.

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

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

Day 10

Sightseeing of Thimpu and drive back to Paro.

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, 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 overnight stay.

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

Day 11

Excursion to Taktsang Monastery

Meals included: BB

After early breakfast, excursion to Taktsang Monastery, Tigers Nest a short drive takes us to Satsam Chorten, the trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. Then, visit the Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower, which has been, since 1967, the national museum of Bhutan then visit Rimpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) built-in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The Dzong presently houses administrative offices.

In the evening, visit the Drukgyel Dzong, now in ruins was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders in1644; the Dzong name’s means indeed “ victorious Druk “. The Dzong was used as an administrative center until 1951 when a fire caused by a butter lamp destroyed it. 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 the hotel in Paro.

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

Day 12

Fly back to Kathmandu and rest day.

Meals included: BB

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.

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

Day 13

Final departure.

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

Hope you enjoyed this trip with us and please do remember us for other exciting and amazing trips in the Himalayas.

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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.

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome and 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

  • Arrival and departure transfers.
  • All sightseeing’s in A/c Toyota Coaster
  • 12 nights’ accommodation in Hotels with B & B service.
  • All transfers and sightseeing.
  • Entrance fees.

Whats Not Included

  • Airport tax, Drinks, Tips, Insurance and any extra cost occurring from the Unfavorable Circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation, etc.
  • All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills etc.
  • Nepal and Bhutan Visa fees.
  • Other charges not mentioned above.


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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