Nepal and Bhutan Tour

Nepal Bhutan Tour is a 9 days tour in which we get short historical and cultural tour of the world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and spend 5 days in Bhutan visiting different cultural sights along with the hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery.


Tour Highlights:

  • Rinpung Dzong  and Kichu Lakhang
  • Drugyal Dzong and Tiger's Nest Monastery
  • Wangditse Gompa and King's Memorial Chorten
  • Visit zoo to see Takin, national animal of Bhutan
  • Lungchutse Monastery and Chimi Lhakhang fertility Temple
  • Nunnery Temple and National Library
  • Yulley Namgyal Chorten and Punakha Dzong
  • Swayambhu, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square in Nepal


Trip Cost Includes:

  • Scenic flight to Kathmandu to Paro and Paro to Kathmandu
  • Breakfast in Nepal and all Meals in Bhutan
  • Local guides  in both countries
  • All ground transfers in private vehicles
  • Bhutan Visa

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure. In the evening you will be briefed about your daily tour activities and will be invited for welcome dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant.
Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Welcome Dinner

 

Day 2: Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath, a pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be the powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power in religious terms. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple is 6 kms from Kathmandu city.Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.

Boudhnath Stupa: Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this enormous stupa where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfetered, and the lanes around the stupa are crammed with monasteries and the surrounding is a paraphernalia for Buddhist life.

Kathmandu DurbarSquare: is one of three royal palace squares in the Kathmandu Valley. This site was the royal residence until the 19th century where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch use to take place. 

Swoyambhunath Temple: This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags. From the spire, four faces of Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions. The entire structure is symbolic.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 3: Fly to Paro and Sightseeing in Bhutan

Today we fly from Kathmandu to Paro that takes an hour. At Paro airport, you will be greeted by our representative and will take you to your hotel. After lunch, we visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning ‘fortress of the heap of jewels’. Next, visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. From here we go to Drugyal Dzong, Bhutan’s Victory Fort which was built in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over Tibetan invaders during the 1600s. On a clear day we can see Chomolhari Mountain which is Bhutan’s second-highest mountain located at 7,314m. 

Overnight: Hotel in Paro

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4: Paro to thimpu and Trek to Tiger's Nest Monastery

Today we hike for 4 - 5 hours to the most popular monastery at 3,180 meters, Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery. A spiritual master Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. The Tiger Nest Monastery is perched on the edge of a steep cliff. We hike down to the valley floor and leave for Thimphu. 

Overnight: Hotel in Thimpu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5: Walk to Wangditse Gompa and Sightseeing in Thimpu.

Today we drive to BBS Tower. Then we hike for 1 hour to Wangditse Gompa. From this point we get great view of Samtenling Palace which is home to the fourth King and Dorje Drak meditation retreat on the hillside above.  After visiting the Wangditse Gompa, we return to Thimphu. On the way, we visit a Zoo to see Takin which is a national animal of Bhutan. After lunch, we visit the King’s Memorial Chorten  which was built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952 to 1972, the nunnery temple, the National Library (which houses ancient manuscripts) and the National Institute of Traditional Medicine. We might also visit Textile Museum, the Handicraft Emporium, and the traditional paper factory and the Tashichho Dzong. 

Overnight : Hotel in Thimphu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 6: Thimpu to Punakha and hike to Lungchutse Monastery

Today we drive to Dochu La Pass at 3,100 meters. On a clear day we see amazing views of the Himalayas from here. Passing through rhododendron forests, we hike for 2 hours to Lungchutse Monastery from 108 chortens.  We hike back to Dochu La Pass walking along the high ridges with colorful Buddhist prayer flags and beautiful view of Himalayas. After lunch we drive through fir, rhododendron and hemlock forests. On the way, we stop at Metshina Village and take a 20-minute walk to Chimi Lhakhang, a fertility temple dedicated to the Divine Madman or Lama Drukpa Kuenley. 

Overnight : Hotel in Punakha. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 7: Punakha to Paro and hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten 

Today we start early and drive 12 km north of Punakha and begin our 2-hour hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. It is located on a beautiful hillock called Ngezergang that has elaborate paintings dedicated to the old sect of Buddhism. We then hike further to Punakha. On the way back, we visit the second oldest and the second largest Dzong in Bhutan, the Punakha Dzong, built in 1637.  We then drive back to Paro to spend our last evening.

Overnight: Hotel in Paro

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 8:  Fly from Paro to Kathmandu

We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails enjoying the cultural dance program in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

 

Day 9: Departure flight back home

Meals: Breakfast

This tour is available any time of the year. So you are free to choose your own dates when you book this tour. Please email us if you have any questions at all before you book.

Accommodation

Hotels in Bhutan are approved and classified by the government as grade A, B and C. These government approved hotels are equivalent to 3-4 star hotels elsewhere. Based on availability at the time booking, A grade hotels will be provided in this trip. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost additional.


Meals

Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner are included during your stay in Bhutan. A variety of meals are available in most hotels the most popular being Indian, Chinese, and the more common continental food. Non-vegetarian dishes are generally available in most parts of Bhutan - pork, beef, chicken, and fish. 


Best Time to Travel

Best Seasons Spring (March to May) and autumn (September and October) are the best time to visit Bhutan. The months of April and May offer the natural grandeur of rhododendron blooms whereas Bhutan observes its biggest festivals during spring. Bhutan can also be visited during summer and winter if one wishes to avoid crowd. However, the summers are wet and winters are cold which might not suit well with everybody.

 

Luggage Weight Restrictions

Druk Air has a 44 pound (20 kg) weight limit for checked luggage and another 11 pound weight limit for carry-on luggage on their flights. Your carry-on bags are restricted to one piece, and the size should not exceed 17" x 13" x 8".

 

Documents

Passport with minimum validity of 6 months
Copy of the first page of your passport
Airline tickets
Visa approval for Bhutan (to be brought with you)

 

Bhutan Visa

We handle the visa procedures for you. The Bhutanese government sanction visa only after the receipt of full payment in advance. The visa fee is included in our tour price. You need to email us the copy of your passport for visa procedures. Actual Bhutan VISA is stamped in your passport on arrival to Paro airport. Without visa clearance number, tourists cannot board the flight or enter the country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs forwards a copy of this visa clearance to the concerned Druk Air stations and other entry points; we also fax a copy of the visa clearance document to our clients for their reference. While the actual visa is stamped on arrival, the initial visa clearance is also required at the time of issuing Druk Air Tickets.2 copies of original passport-sized photographs are required on arrival in the country.

 

Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at +977 9841414582