Bhutan and Nepal Cultural Tour

Bhutan and Nepal, both countries rich culture and natural beauty can be considered as the gems of Southeast Asia. These two countries, who have immense potential to attract tourists of all over the world, are combined in this trip. Although both countries are landlocked and follow the same ideology of peace, harmony and great hospitality, they offer a unique experience to the travellers.

Nepal, where the majority of people are Hindus, followed by a decent percentage of Buddhist people, have numerous heritage sites showing the art and architecture which has been influenced the culture, tradition and religion of people.

Whereas, Bhutan is dominantly Buddhist country and therefore you'll get to see its influence almost everywhere, in people, monastery, culture and food. Bhutan and Nepal tour is a great way to explore Southeast Asia and savour the culture that these two countries have to offer.
Trip Code: BANCT62
Starts: Kathmandu
Finishes: Paro
Duration: 14 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 1 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 3880m/ 12729.7ft
Trip Views: 1440
Activities: Trekking Cultural Tours
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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Breakfast: 12
Lunch: 7
Dinner: 9
Car
Flight
Hotel: 6 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 6 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  •  14 days Trip takes you to the two gems of Southeast Asia, in which you will explore two mountainous countries locked between Tibet and India.
  •  Bhutan is a beautiful Himalayan nation.

Why this Trip

  • Experience the ancient palaces, stupas and temples of Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. Enjoy the enchanting valleys, Paro and Thimpu.

speaker_notes 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

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL AT KATHMANDU
    Welcome to Nepal, Our representative will be waiting for you at the airport. You then will be escorted to hotel. At evening, we will invite you for traditional Nepali Dinner at cultural restaurant with cultural dance programs.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick up
    • Thamel Tour
    • Cultural Dinner
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    Today we will take you for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley. A cultural awakening around the city of 7 UNESCO world heritage sites (2 Buddhist Pagodas including Monkey Temple, 2 famous Hindu Temples and 3 main Royal palaces). We'll choose some of the sites.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Transportation for sightseeing
    • Entrance fee
    • local food taste
  • placeDAY 3 : DEPART FOR PARO
    According to the flight schedule we would transfer you to Airport to depart for Paro. On arrival in Paro international airport you will be received by our guide and transfer to hotel by private car. Later in the Evening we will proceed to visit national museum of Paro and then to Paro Rimpong Dzong. The day ends with gentle walk down to the parking areas crossing wonderful cantilever bridge built over Paro Chhu. Evening, we will relax in the hotel or scroll around tiny Paro town peeping through local handicrafts. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Evening city tour
  • placeDAY 4 : PARO – GENEKHA-GUR – DAGALA A THOUSAND LAKE TREK 15KM, 4 HOURS
    The trek begins with the little village of Genekha. Today you will see many varieties of alpine flora and also some animals and many birds. After two hours of walking gradually uphill, rest at huge rock platform, from which there is a picturesque view of the valley below. After another two hours the trek ends for the day. Camp at Gur, where flowers are abundant in spring.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 5 : GUR – LABATHAMBA. 12KM, 5 HOURS
    Today’s trek takes us across meadows where wild asparagus and other small plants grow, and if taking this trek in the spring, you will feel you are walking over carpets of flowers. The first pass, marked by a large cairn gives a spectacular view of the whole Dagala range, alpine meadows and yak herders’ camps. We will lunch at a nearby yak herder’s camp. After lunch we will walk across hills and over meadows, ending the day at Yutsho Lake

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 6 : LABATHAMBA HALT
    A day halt in Labathama is worth visiting the lakes and hiking up to the top of the pass for the breath taking view. One a clear day, one can see the world’s third highest mountain, Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Jumolhari, the highest mountain of Bhutan.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 7 : LABATHAMBA – PANGKHA. 8KM, 4 HOURS
    Walk for 20 minutes upwards before beginning the descent at around 4,460m. There will be splendid views of the Himalayas on the descent. Your guide will help you in identifying individual peaks such as Everest, Kanchenjunga, Chomolhari, Jichu Drake, Tserimgang, Khangbum, Masagang, Tsendegang and Gangchenta. Himalayan monal pheasants are a common sight. Overnight camp on a grassy meadow at Pangkha.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 8 : PANGKHA – CHERIGANG. 10KM, 6 HOURS
    This day involves the crossing of several increasingly impressive passes. You will see several varieties of the blue poppy (if trekking June-July) and also many mountain birds along the way. After lunch, an hour’s gradual climb brings us to the top of the last ridge on the Dagala range from where there is a spectacular view of Thimphu valley below. Camp, at Cherigang.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 9 : CHERIGANG – THIMPHU (TREK END). 6KM, 2 HOURS
    We walk through mixed vegetation and apple orchards, finally reaching the main motorable road to Thimphu where our transport will be waiting for us. Drive to Thimphu in time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will proceed for the city sightseeing and visit like Memorial Chorten, Buddha statue &Changangkhalhakhang. Overnight at Thimphu, altitude 2400m.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 10 : THIMPHU – PARO (1.2 HRS)
    Morning visit the weekend market (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday), Handmade paper Mill, School of Arts and crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, nearby folk heritage museum and national library before proceeding to Paro. Overnight at Paro, altitude 2200m.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Weekend Market
    • Heritage Museum
  • placeDAY 11 : PARO SIGHTSEEING
    After our delicious breakfast, we will drive to north end of Paro valley and hike to Tiger Nest Temple. Tiger nest is renowned temple in the Buddhist world which ceilings on the vertical cliff 900m above the valley floor. The hike will take about two hours to reach to the top and will warm us for the trekking next day. En-route drive to visit historical drukgyel ruin Dzong and kichu temple praying to bless us for the rest of the journey. Overnight in Paro.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Transportation and entrance fee
  • placeDAY 12 : ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
    Our representative from Bhutan will drop you to the airport, after few hours of flight you will arrive at Kathmandu. You'll be immediately transferred to hotel for rest. Today you can enjoy complimentary service of Trekkers' massage and spa treatment for relax your tired body from constant moving.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick up and Drop
  • placeDAY 13 : BHAKTAPUR SIGHTSEEING
    Today we take you the ancient city of Nepal, Bhaktapur also known as 'City of Devotees'. This historical city of Bhaktapur is filled with artistic culture , architecture, traditions that have been preserved from hundreds of years. Return back to Kathmandu.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Sightseeing transportation
    • Entrance fee
    • Local food
  • placeDAY 14 : DEPARTURE
    On this day, we’ll probably have energy left for shopping around in the city and trekkers'. We’ll have breakfast together and leave to the Airport for a flight back home.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport drop
    • Trekkers' Massage
    • Farewell Breakfast
    • Souvenir
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Visa arrangement for the stay in Bhutan
    • 35% Government SDF for social welfare and development of the country(Bhutan)
    • Accommodations in the above hotels or in similar hotels on twin sharing basis
    • A Shape sleeping tents for the trekkers which include, Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, table, chair, all meals, horses, horseman, cook, waiter, trek guide, tea/coffee, sleeping bag and sleeping mat
    • Breakfast in the above hotels, whereas, Lunch & Dinner in tourist standard restaurants
    • English speaking knowledgeable-guide
    • Transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary based on group size
    • Museum and park fees indicated in the itinerary only
    • A bottle of drinking water per day
    • Complimentary: wearing Gho/Kira and playing Archery in Paro
    • One day farmhouse visit with lunch
    • 3 Nights' accommodation and sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Complimentary
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Photos and videos of the trip
       
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
    • Tips for guide(s) and driver(s)


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