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Nepal Bhutan Tour

Trip Overview

  • Experience the holy trinity of freedom- crisp air, Himalayan backdrop, and wide-open roads
  • Meander through the medley of traditional and modern architecture in the streets of Thimphu
  • Unleash your inner photo-artist at the Tiger’s Nest Monastery
  • Catch a glimpse of thousand Buddhas at the Buddha Point in Thimphu
  • Brave the hike up to Druk Wangyal Lakhang in Punakha
  • Take a leisurely stroll through the pristine valleys of the unspoiled gem

Nepal and Bhutan are landlocked countries and spiritual kingdoms blessed with the amazing Himalayas, rich culture, and traditions. Nepal is a multi-ethnic country with diverse geography and Bhutan is a kingdom of the thunder dragon with economic freedom and peace. Both countries are located in South Asia and are members of SAARC (South Asian Association Regional Cooperation). The countries are very close to one another since; both the lands are separated by the borders of India and the People’s Republic of China. Nepal and Bhutan have played a very important role to enhance the beauty of nature and religious harmony present in the current world. Nepal Bhutan tour is the best way to explore the beauty of nature and cultural experiences. The tour starts as you land in Nepal, a country full of wonders serenely complimenting the state of solitude and natural wonders with the grandeur of the snowy Himalayan peaks. One can witness the greenery of forests, the sparkling flow of rivers, and an amazing view of the Himalayas overlooking deep valleys. The tour package provides you the opportunity to explore the World Heritage Sites like Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. One can visit different museums, historic heritages, temples, and the national park along with the major tourist attractions places like Pokhara, a metropolitan city in Nepal with spectacular scenery, adventurous activities, and food choices galore. Chitwan, the fourth largest city of Nepal that offers you species diversity much higher than any other place in Nepal. Lastly, Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha and the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site.

After your cheerful trip to Nepal, you will take a flight to Bhutan. You will explore the major tourism sites of Bhutan that includes a tour of remote and dramatic monasteries like Tiger nest monastery, here, you will also get the opportunity to know about the history and the story behind the monasteries by the local itself, a tour of Paro famous for many sacred sites. Moreover, the capital city, Thimpu with ancient tradition and modernity. Nepal Bhutan Tour is the epic traveling destination for a nature lover and an adventurous person. The best thing about this tour package is that you do not need to have any past experiences and the tour is suitable for any age group of people from a kid to old age.

 

 

Itinerary

Today you arrive in the beautiful city of Paro via the only national carrier, the Druk Air. In clear weather, the flight over the Himalayas offers magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks as they give way to the lush green Paro valley. The first gift from Bhutan will be the cool, clean fresh air as you step off the plane. After clearing customs and visa control, an arrival transfer will take you to Thimphu, where we’ll be met by our local CEO who will conduct a welcome meeting and orientation. Transport:-Private Vehicle: Paro Airport to Paro, Private Vehicle: Paro to Thimphu 01:30 – 02:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Additional Notes: Approx. Altitude: Paro 2,300m

After breakfast, drive through dense forests of blue pine, oak, and rhododendrons and enjoy views of the Himalayan range and the valley beyond. After a lunch stop, the road climbs steeply through a forest of pine and cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochula pass at 3,050m (10,007 ft). After stopping here for tea and panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range, we descend along a series of hairpin bends to the fertile valley of Punakha. Accommodation: Hotel Lobesa (or similar). Transport: Private Vehicle 06:00 – 07:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: Meet a Buddhist Monk, Chime Lhakhang Visit Additional Notes: Approx. Altitude: Punakha Valley 1,300m
Visit Punakha Dzong, the winter seat of the Je Khenpo and the Monk Body, located between the rivers of the Mo (female) Chu and Pho (Male) Chu. Hike to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery and observe this complex of mediation and traditional arts training center for nuns. Walk back to the road and then drive a short distance to Wangdue for a visit to the Wangdue Phodrang. We’ll continue on to the suspension bridge and hike through rice terraces, fields, and deep pine forest to Khamsum Yueley Chorten, where the view is superb. Descend until we reach the suspension bridge and return to the hotel. Accommodation: Hotel Lobesa (or similar). Transport:Private Vehicle: Punākha 06:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: Punakha Dzong Visit, Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery, Wangdue Phodrang Visit Hike, and Visit Khamsum Yueley Chorten Additional Notes: Wangdue Phodrang is currently under reconstruction, depending on the status, we may or may not be able to visit.
Visit the Crane Information Center and learn about the Gangtey/Phobjikha valley which is one of the most ecologically sensitive areas in Bhutan and is known as the winter habitat for the endangered black-necked cranes. Explore the Crane information Center which is managed by the RSPN (Royal Society for the Protection of Nature), an NGO striving to protect Bhutan’s environment, flora, and fauna. These magnificent cranes migrate from Tibet in early November and return at the end of February. Accommodation: Hotel Dewachen (or similar). Transport:Private Vehicle 03:00 – 04:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: Black-Necked Crane Centre Visit Additional Notes: Approx. Altitude: Gangtey Valley 2,900m
The valley is also a center for crane observation run by the RSPN (Royal Society for the Protection of Nature), an NGO striving to protect Bhutan’s environment, flora, and fauna. At certain times of the year, it is possible to spot these magnificent birds. Accommodation: Hotel Dewachen (or similar). Transport: Private Vehicle: Gangtey Gonpa Included Activities: Gangtey Goempa Monastery Visit, Phobjikha, and Khewa Valley Hike Khewa Village Visit, Family Farm Meal
Please note that on occasion the Institute for Zorig Chusum art school is closed due to school breaks and holidays. If it is not open on the day of your visit, another activity will be arranged. Accommodation: Namgay Heritage Hotel (or similar). Transport:Private Vehicle 03:00 – 04:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: Buddha Point Visit, Institute for Zorig Chusum Visit, Lecture on Gross National Happiness Additional Notes: Approx. Altitude: Thimpu 2,300m
In the morning, visit Memorial Chorten. Drive to the valley and visit Lhakhang Karpo (White Temple). In the afternoon, spend time exploring Haa town. Accommodation: Rigsum Resort (or similar). Transport:Private Vehicle 06:00 – 08:00 Hr(s Included Activities: Haa Valley Temples and shrines, Memorial Chorten Visit Additional Notes: Approx. Altitude: Haa Valley 2,600m
Drive to the Haa Valley, one of the most remote and sacred valleys in Bhutan via the Cheela Mountain Pass, at 3,810m (12,500 ft). Hike to Kila Goempa Nunnery which clings to a rocky cliff. Later, visit Kyichu Lhakhang Temple and the local archery grounds. Accommodation: Hotel Olathang (or similar). Transport: Private Vehicle 02:00 – 03:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: Kila Goempa Nunnery Hike, Kyichu Lhakhang Temple Visit Local Archery Grounds Visit Additional Notes: Approx. Altitude: Paro 701m (2,300 ft)
Embark on a vigorous hike up to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s Nest), the most venerated pilgrim site of the Himalayan world. The view is absolutely stunning, with the monastery clinging to a cliff face towering 2,953m (9,688 ft) above the valley. Return to Paro and visit the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong fortress. Accommodation: Hotel Olathang (or similar). Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Transport: Private Vehicle: Paro Included Activities: Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery Hike, Drukgyal Dzong Visit Additional Notes: Due to the altitude this climb can be tough. Be prepared to spend about 5 1/2 hours getting up and down with stops, including lunch. Remember to stay hydrated and take your time. The hike is gradual and uphill and takes about 2 hrs to reach the first stop at the cafeteria where you can enjoy views of the monastery. If you choose, you can stop here and wait for the group who choose to continue up to the Monastery.
Depart at any time. Airport transfer included. After exploring the beauty of Bhutan, it is finally time to bid goodbye to this wonderful nation, with a promise to return for more. Transport: Private Vehicle: Paro to Paro Airport 00:30 Hr(s)

What is Included?

    • All airport pick-ups and drops
    • All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicles
    • Breakfast in Nepal
    • All Meals in Bhutan
    • Twin-shared hotel accommodation in Nepal and Bhutan
    • Sightseeing in Nepal and Bhutan by an experienced English speaking local tour guide
    • Permits and sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments as per the itinerary
    • Company services and all required government taxes
    • Bhutanese visa fee

What is Excluded?

    • All international flights
    • Nepalese visa fee (easily available after arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu)
    • Lunch and Dinner (except welcome dinner)
    • All personal expenses (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry, etc.)
    • Other services not mentioned in the 'What Is Included section
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips for guides and drivers

Equipment Checklist

  • Day pack (25–35 liters) Pack cover
  • Sleeping bag comfortable to -10 to -20 Degree(dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference) optional
  • Waterproof and comfortable hiking boots
  • Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)
  • Headlight with extra batteries, Trekking poles
  • Trekking Clothing(3 pair t-shirt,2 pairs trousers or trekking pants,
  • Wicking, quick-dry boxers or briefs (3)
  • Wicking, quick-dry sports bra (for women)
  • Heavyweight long underwear bottoms
  • Mid-weight long underwear bottoms
  • Mid-weight long underwear top
  • Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)
  • Mid-weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)
  • Convertible hiking pants
  • Fleece pants or insulated pants
  • waterproof/windproof jackets
  • Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain pants
  • Mid-weight fleece gloves or wool gloves
  • Liner gloves, Midweight fleece/wool winter hat
  • Sun hat, Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)
  • Liner socks (optional),Sunglasses
  • Sun lotion 35 to 50, Water Bottle
  • Water filter, Slippers, Towels, Raincoat
  • Personal medicine kits

faqs

For a first time traveler to Nepal and Bhutan, will you suggest the Jewels of Bhutan and Nepal itinerary?

Yes, for a first-time traveler to Nepal and Bhutan, the Jewels of Nepal and Bhutan itinerary is the perfect one. This tour introduces you to the main highlights of both these countries. While you get to explore World Heritage Sites at one of Nepal’s oldest cities Kathmandu, in Bhutan you get to visit three major cities in Bhutan – Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha. The exploration walks are easy and doable. The places and sites that have been incorporated in this itinerary are an integral part of these countries’ cultural heritage. By visiting these sites with our knowledgeable guide you will get an insight into these Himalayan nations' unique cultures and traditions.

Is it possible to travel to Bhutan and then select an independent guide?

No, this is not possible. The government of Bhutan has made it mandatory for tourists (except Indian nationals) to book a tour with a registered travel agency. In order to get a tourist visa in Bhutan, you need to book a tour with an agency. Your guide is selected by the agency with whom you book your tour.

Best Time To Travel Bhutan?

We recommend Spring(March-May), Autumn(September-November), and early Winter (December) as the best seasons to take this Nepal and Bhutan Tour. During these months the daytime temperatures are just right, neither too hot nor cold. It may be a little chilly during the early mornings and evenings in Autumn and early Winter.

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours?

Here are some documents that you will need to carry with you:
 Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour (Keep a separate, photocopy)
Travel insurance (Keep a separate photocopy)
Cash and Traveller’s Cheques (Keep numbers and proof of purchase separately)
 Flight tickets
 Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts

Do you Handel Tibet and Bhutan visa and travelling permit?

YES, we do handle all the procedures for Tibet and BhutanVisa and Travelling permits. The processing charge is included in the trip price.

How much tips should I give to the guide, porter and driver?

While tipping is not mandatory it is a nice way of showing your appreciation to the people who have helped you enrich your holiday experience. It all depends on how far you are pleased and satisfied with their services. There is no fixed amount, but many of our clients offer 8-10 percent of the total tour price as tips.

All your departure is guaranteed to run?

YES, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimal additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation notice is required, a minimum of 20 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the Trip shall then be termed as canceled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.

Do I need any extra document?

Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport, and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Bhutan. You would need photos for permits.

Will some body come to pick me up at the airport open my arrival?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying the Mount Adventure Holidays signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.

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