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Best of Nepal and Bhutan Tour

The 13 days Nepal and Bhutan tour gives you the perfect combinational flavor of Bhutan and Nepal as you explore some of the most fascinating and famous places of entire southeast Asia while getting exposure to vivid cultures, traditions, terrific landscapes, scenic views, mountains and expand your tastebuds with the wide range of food delicacies of both countries.

The tour starts from the country of mountains, Nepal (birthplace of Gautam Buddha). It has 8 of the highest mountains in the world, including the tallest, Mt. Everest; first, we sightsee around Pokhara “city of lakes,” then the tour moves to famous trekking destinations Poonhill and witness the breathtaking golden sunrise that reflects on majestic mountains like Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m ), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7219m), Nilgiri (7062 m), Tukuche (6920m), Varaha Shikhar (7647m ), LamjungHimal (6983m ), etc.

Then the tour moves to Bhutan. Exploring Bhutan includes visits to world-famous Bhutanese landmarks like Simtokha Dzong, King’s Memorial Chorten, Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Punakha Dzong (fortress) along with other mesmerizing scenarios. While in Bhutan, the only place that requires a strenuous walk is hiking to be at Tiger’s nest monastery. Other than that, anybody with moderate health can enjoy this Nepal and Bhutan tour without any health issues.

So, grab the opportunity to explore and enjoy two different countries’ attractions, traditions, and cultures in a short time without any difficulties with Swotah and make memories that last for life.

Trip Code

BONABT62

Starts

Kathmandu

Finishes

Kathmandu

Duration

14 Days

Difficulty

Moderate

Group-Size

2 - 14

Age

Minimum 10

Seasons

mar-may,sep-nov

Elevation

3210 m/ 10531.5ft

Trip View

3274

Activities

Trekking

Cultural Tours

Spiritual Journey

Overland Tours

Travel Style

Comfortable

Trip popularity

Special Discount

2 %

TRIP FACTS

  • The best of Nepal and Bhutan tour is a dream trip filled with unmatched diversified experiences of cultural, traditional, and geographical magnificence.
  • Nepal, a small landlocked country, is where lord Gautam Buddha was born, its capital shelters 7 of the UNESCO world heritage sites. Nepal flaunts a total of 8 of the world's tallest mountains, including the highest one (Mt. Everest).
  • Bhutan, the only carbon-negative country in the world also lives up to "Gross National Happiness" and is famous for its beautiful textile all around the globe.

 

Why this Trip

The Best of Nepal Bhutan tour takes passes through two beautiful Himalayan nations of South Asia; Nepal and Bhutan. This trip guides you to Poonhill; one of the most exciting and breathtaking trekking trails in Annapurna region offering a wide range of spectacular views of the pristine Himalayas in the land of the Mt. Everest; the birthplace of Gautam Buddha—Nepal; and finally steps to the last Shangri-La--Bhutan showcasing the major cultural and natural attractions such as Tiger's nest, Simtokha Dzong, King’s Memorial Chorten etc. The adventure of visiting two different nations in one holiday is absolutely strain-free and can be done by almost anyone physically fit irrespective of the age.

Trip Notes

  • 25% payment required while confirming the tour for the land part. The balance payment for the land must be paid one month prior to the arrival date. Bhutan visa will be approved by the government only after we deposit full payment received

Brief Itinerary

As soon as you land in Nepal, our team representative will receive and escort you to the hotel, where a welcome dinner will be waiting for you then, our team will give a brief description of the tour and help you prepare for it.

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport Pick up
The day will comprise of exploration of the beautiful Kathmandu, which is home to 7 UNESCO world heritage sites and has unmatched diversity in food, cultures, and traditions, centuries-old Hindu and Buddhist cultural sites, historical temples, and monuments with people walking around smiling right at you.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Transportation for sightseeingEntrance feelocal food taste
Pokhara is one of the most famous international as well as domestic tourist attractions. We arrive in Pokhara through colorful villages, scenic views, and the Trishuli river. While at Pokhara, you will visit lakes like Phewa lake and Rara Lake and admire the view of snow-covered mountains from afar. At night you will be accommodated in a hotel.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Drive
Starting the day with an early morning breakfast, our tour resumes with a drive to a small village called Nayapul. From Nayapul, we march towards Poonhill, then enjoy the view of Modi Khola, a dense and beautiful forest of rhododendrons and oak, and a picturesque view; you arrive at Tikhedhunga. For the night, we will be resting in a cozy teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Tea House

Activities:

  • Trekking
After breakfast, you will head to Ulleri on a path that climbs uphill, then admire the view of the small Magar village along with snow-capped mountains. Ghorepani greets us, Ghorepani despite being a small village, flaunts a view of some of the majestic mountains like Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna, Nilgiri Himal, Dhampus peak, etc. to relieve all the stress we will rest in teahouse overnight.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • dinner

Accommodation:

  • Tea House

Activities:

  • Trekking
Be ready to be hypnotized by the golden sunrise and sunset over mountains like Dhaulagiri (8167m / 26794.62 ft), Annapurna I (8091m / 26545.28 ft), Annapurna II (7937m / 26040.03 ft ), Annapurna III (7855m / 25771 ft), Annapurna IV (7525m / 24688.32 ft), Annapurna South (7219m / 23684.38 ft), Nilgiri (6940m/ 22769.03 ft), Tukuche (6920m / 22703.41 ft), Varaha Shikhar (7847m / 25744.75 ft), LamjungHimal (6931m / 22739.5 ft), etc. flaunted by the viewpoint of Poonhill. After resting for a while at Poonhill, the tour marches to Ghandruk through a beautiful trail of an alpine forest of oak, rhododendrons, and other vegetation. Ghandruk, the largest Gurung village, is famous for its nature’s grace, and view of mountains like Annapurna South, Gangapurna Himal, Machhapuchhre Himal, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli Himal, etc. At night we rest in a teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • lunch
  • dinner

Accommodation:

  • Tea House

Activities:

  • Sunrise view
  • Trekking
First, we move forward to Bhirethanti from Ghandruk with the aim of being at Pokhara. Crossing the blooming rhododendron forest Birethanti greets us; from here, you will walk downhill alongside the fast-flowing river, Modi Khola, and arrive at Nayapul. After resting for a bit, the Nepal and Bhutan tour moves forward with a drive to Pokhara, which will be around an hour long. The night at Pokhara will be relaxing as we cycle around the city if we will have enough time and soak up the beauty of the lakeside.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

The drive from “the city of lakes” to the capital should be approximately 6 to 7 hours long. The day at Kathmandu is to fulfill your wish as we will be right by your side with whatever part of the city you would want to explore or just stay in the hotel resting. At night you will be a part of spiritual prayer at the Pashupatinath temple. The accommodation for the night will be a hotel.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

Our team will have you transferred to the airport 3 hours before the time of your flight, as that’s when you are expected to check-in. Enjoying one of the most stunning panoramic views of the majestic mountains below a flight gets us to Paro. The next activity is sightseeing around Paro, which includes observing the beauty of places like Ta Dzong Museum, which is home to numerous religious relics, explore the arts and handicrafts around, which hides the historical, cultural, and religious background of Bhutan. Next is the amazing painting of Saint Milarepa, who is taken as the master of meditation by the Bhutanese at Rimpong Dzongand. Then you will drive to Thimpu enjoying the view of glacier originated river named Pachu. We will rest in a hotel at Thimpu for the night.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • lunch
  • dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Flight
  • Airport departure
Be ready to explore the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu, today on the Nepal and Bhutan tour. To begin with, we visit the National Memorial Chorten which was initiated by the third king to protect a monument of world peace and prevent all possible bad influences of modernization. Then you will observe Changangkha temple, built in the 12th century, and Zilukha Nunnery, which shelters at the Drubthob monastery. The next activity will be exploring the school of arts and crafts, where students learn 13 vivid art forms signifying the history of Bhutanese art, the National library with a Bhutanese scripture collection, the Folk heritage museum, and the traditional paper factory that makes Bhutanese paper. If we still have enough time, you will also get to visit Bhutan's national animal, Takin’s (Burdorcas taxicolor) nursing pen, and Tashichhodzong. You can also just roam around exploring the variety of foods dif the tour will be during falls.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Sightseeing
3 hours drive over the great Dochu-La passes observing the incredible view of the Himalayas, Punakha welcomes us, then we visit Punakha Dzong ( built in 1638) means the place of great happiness or bliss, built by Shabdrung, the ‘unifier of Bhutan’ which used to be the capital of Bhutan, right now though it is the Je Khnepo’s winter headquarter. After this, we go around beholding the traditional architectural beauty of Bhutan, like the three-story temple of Punakha Dzong, its entrance pillars are decorated with gold and silver, finally observing the view around the tour marches to Chimi Lhakhang then to Wangdue Phodrang/ Punakha Dzong.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Cultural tour
Khamsum Yueley, built by the queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck, will be our first destination which we reach by hiking through pretty rice fields. Next will be exploring Wangdue Phong. Then you will march towards the Semtokha Dzongen route, the Dzong( Bhutan’s oldest, now known as the institute for language and cultural studies), which was built in 1627. Our overnight accommodation will be a hotel at Paro.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

Hiking for about 3 to 4 hours gets us to the Taktsang monastery, which is an important pilgrim site for the Buddhists of that area because it is believed that the Guru Rimpoche and his consort meditated here during the 8th century in a cave after bringing Buddhist religion to Bhutan. So the cave where they discovered themselves as Guru Dorji Dorlo and tigress is considered to be the place to originate Buddhism in Bhutan. Then we will visit Drukgyel Dzong, (built by Shabdrung after winning over the Tibetans in 1644), Kyichu Lhakang of Paro, a temple made by Songtsen Gampo, and go to the hotel to spend the night.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Hiking
Today, we will take you to the airport to catch a flight to Kathmandu. Upon arriving at Kathmandu, you will visit the beautiful Boudhanath stupa and be part of the evening prayer at the Pashupatinath temple.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

Activities:

  • Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath Sightseeing

FAQS

The best season to visit Nepal and Bhutan for the best weather conditions flaunting the best form of nature is the Spring season which falls during the month of April to early June and Autumn which falls during the month of September to October.
You should only pack your clothes and shoes according to the season's weather conditions that you will be traveling in and essentials that you use daily, like your skincare products. For important documents and your credentials, it's good to use a separate bag.
Nepal is open to independent tours, but Bhutan is not. As native passport holders are not given permission to be in either of the countries individually, you are obliged to visit these countries through a registered travel agency.
Yes, and they are also mentioned separately for your easiness.

Optional Activities

Mountain flight

Mountain flight

- USD $ 210

Bungee jumping

Bungee jumping

- USD $ 100

Helicopter tour

Helicopter tour

- USD $ 450

Skydiving

Skydiving

- USD $ 850

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