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Nepal Bhutan Tour

Nepal Bhutan Tour

Sunset view form Nagarkot

Overview

Trip Highlights;
  • Explore Nepal and Bhutan in 9 days
  • Sightseeing of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan in Nepal and Paro, Thimpu, Punakha in Bhutan
  • A day hike to Bhutan’s famous monastery – Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
  • Tantalizing sunrise/sunset views over the Himalayas from Nagarkot Hill
  • Chances to see Bhutan’s second highest mountain Mt. Chomolhari 7314m from Paro in a clear day
Trip Introduction;
Nepal and Bhutan tour is best way to explore and experience with major sightseeing places; Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan and Nagarkot in Nepal then Paro, Thimpu and Ponakha in Bhutan. Our 9 days Nepal Bhutan sightseeing tour offers wide range of natural and cultural appeal.  
Nepal and Bhutan tour with Nepal Guide Treks starts in Kathmandu. A full day sightseeing in Kathmandu includes four major places – Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhu Nath Temple, Pashupati Nath Temple and Bouddha Nath Stupa. Those places are listed by UNESCO in their world heritage sites list. In this day, we explore richness in culture, art, architecture, iconography and heritages with warm harmony between Hindu and Buddhist religion. After complete a day sightseeing, we fly to Paro airport from Kathmandu. The day follows sightseeing tour in Paro including Rinpung Dzong monastery and Kichu Lhakhang temple. Then you will be taken to Bhutan victory fort – Drugyal Dzong in same day. If the day is clear we will have chances to see the view of Mt. Chomolhari 7314m (second highest mountain in Bhutan). Next day, we hike to Bhutan’s famous monastery – Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) and at evening, transfer to Thimpu.  Sightseeing of Thimpu includes visiting; the of BBS tower, hike to Wangditse Gompa, national zoo, king’s memorial chorten, the nunnery temple, majestic Tashichho Dzong, textile museum and several places. Again journey leads for a day sightseeing tour to Punakha. After accomplish sightseeing tour in Bhutan, we will fly back to Kathmandu.  Again in Kathmandu, we will have sightseeing tour in Bhaktapur and Patan then transfer to Nagarkot hill for amazing sunrise/sunset view over the Himalayas. Finally, transfer to international airport after accomplish wonderful holiday experience of Nepal and Bhutan with NGT. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro [2250m/7382ft] [1 hr flight] 
Day 04: Drive from Paro to Thimphu [2320m/7610ft] [1 hour drive]
Day 05: Sightseeing tour in Thimpu and Hike to Wangditse Gompa
Day 06: Thimpu to Punakha [1250m/4100ft] [2 - 3 hours drive] Hike to Lungchutse Monastery
Day 07: Sightseeing at Punakha & Drive back to Paro [130 km - 4 hours drive] 
Day 08: Fly  from Paro to Kathmandu. Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur. Evening drive to Nagarkot Hill [2200m/7216ft] 
Day 09: Early morning sunrise view from Nagarkot. Drive to airport as per flight schedule. 

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to hotel.
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will greet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. Then you will be transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at the Hotel. You can either have rest at the Hotel or visit NGT's office for gathering information about the tour. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu Valley. 
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro [2250m/7382ft] [1 hr flight] 
Today you will be transferred to airport for taking a flight to Paro. After landing at Paro airport you will be greeted by our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. Then you will be transferred to the hotel in Paro. After lunch we will visit Rinpung Dzong, built in 1646 which now houses the government administrative offices of Paro Dzong. We will also pay our visit to the Oldest Temple of the country - Kichu Lhakhang and Drugyul Dzong which was built in 1646 when Bhutan gain victory over Tibetan invaders around the 17th century. We will spend the overnight in Paro.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Drive from Paro to Thimphu [2320m/7610ft] [1 hour drive]
After breakfast we will take an hour's drive towards the modern capital city of Bhutan - Thimpu. At Thimpu we will make visits to National Memorial Chorten, National Library - for witnessing piles of priceless Buddhist manuscripts, Bhutan Folk Heritage Museum - where we can learn about Bhutanese household and lifestyle as the museum exhibits items and artifacts used in rural household. In the evening , walking the streets of Thimpu is a good idea. We will spend our overnight at Thimpu and do some more sightseeing the following day.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Sightseeing tour in Thimpu and Hike to Wangditse Gompa
Today we will spend our day sightseeing around Thimpu. We will visit Textile Museum - where traditional art of weaving is still preserved. There is a fine collection of old textiles with fascinating mixture of colors and designs. We will also visit the Handicraft Emporium that has impressive Bhutanese handicrafts for sale. Then we will make an hour's hike to Wangditse Gompa. Our hike is over a leveled trail that offers stunning views of Tashichho Dzong. We can enjoy great views of Samtenling Palace which was home of the Fourth King of Bhutan. And also the meditation retreat center of Dorje Drak above the hill side. We will return back to Thimpu for overnight stay.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Thimpu to Punakha [1250m/4100ft] [2 - 3 hours drive] Hike to Lungchutse Monastery
Today we will leave Thimpu and drive passing along Dochu La Pass at 3100 meters. We will get stunning views of the high snow capped mountains on a clear day. We start our hike towards Lungchutse Monastery from here. Our hike is over a gradually rising trail that goes along the high ridges with colorful Buddhist prayers flag. We will reach the monastery in about two hours of hiking. After exploring around we will descend back to Dochu La Pass and drive downhill through densely forested area towards Punakha for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Sightseeing at Punakha & Drive back to Paro [130 km - 4 hours drive] 
After breakfast we will visit Punakha Dzong (second oldest and second largest Dzong of Bhutan) - fortress that was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Rinpoche. Punakha Dzong is remarkably located between the two rivers of Mo (Female) Chu and Pho (Male) Chu and houses the most elaborated temple in Bhutan. It is the ancient capital of Bhutan and served as the winter capital (settlement) for more than 300 years. Then we will take a drive from Punakha back to Paro.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Fly  from Paro to Kathmandu. Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur. Evening drive to Nagarkot Hill [2200m/7216ft] 
Today you will be transferred to Paro Airport for taking a flight from Paro back to Kathmandu. Our representative will pick you up at the airport in Kathmandu. Then we will spend our day sightseeing around Patan and Bhaktapur - inside Kathmandu valley. After sightseeing we will drive to the hotel in Nagarkot Hillside. From here we can enjoy the stunning and up-close view of whole Langtang Himalayan Range. We will spend the overnight in Nagarkot.     
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Early morning sunrise view from Nagarkot. Drive to airport as per flight schedule. 
We start early and reach the viewpoint before the morning light. Then we will enjoy the stunning sunrise view over the high snow capped mountains. It truly is an amazing way to end the tour. We will spend some quality time at the view point and drive back to Kathmandu. Then you will be transferred to International Airport as per your flight schedule. 

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

Start Date End Date Price in USD Availability Booking
October 11, 2017 October 19, 2017 $ 1955 OPEN Book Now !
November 3, 2017 November 11, 2017 $ 1955 OPEN Book Now !

Avabillity Options

OPEN: This date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!

GUARANTEED: Guaranteed departure. Seat Available.

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Your Program Duration = 9 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan -  as per mentioned in itinerary 
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu 
  • Experienced city tour guide in Kathmandu including all entry fees 
  • Private vehicle for sightseeing tour 
  • Visa Process to Bhutan including Visa fees
  • Flight Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu - Round Trip 
  • All required ground transportation as per itinerary [in Bhutan & Nepal]
  • English Speaking tour guide during your tour to Bhutan
  • Permits and sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments as per the itinerary
  • All meals includes during Bhutan Stay
  • Hotel/Resort accommodation in Bhutan
  • All government taxes and necessary paper-work

Service does not includes

  • Nepalese visa fee 
  • All personal expenses 
  • Other services not mentioned in the 'What Is Included' section
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guides and drivers

Useful Info

Reviews

Awesome sightseeing tour Nepal and Bhutan

First of all we would like to give huge thanks to Nepal Guide Treks for making our holiday memorable. We have had choose Nepal guide treks and expedition to have our south Asia tour trips. Firstly, we visited Nepal with a day sightseeing. NGT precede our all required visa procedure and flight to paro. Overall trip was great. We met with very honest and knowledgeable guide in Bhutan who made our Bhutan tour great. A day hiking to Tiger nest monastery also was lifetime memory of our life. 
Erin, Joshua, samantha and Riley
From Australia


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