Nepal and Bhutan Tour

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Trip Duration 10 Days
Group Size 2-12 people
Maximum Altitude Thimpu (2,334m)
Difficulty Grade Easy
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Seasons Mar-May, Sept-Nov

Nepal Bhutan Tour

  • Pokhara is the most touristic city.
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of Pokhara and different lakes, caves, and waterfalls.
  • You can enjoy seeing high snow-capped mountains and visit the International Mountain Museum.
  • The scenic flight from Kathmandu to Paro is breathtaking and overwhelming. During the flight, you get to watch the world’s height mountain, MT. Everest.
  • Hiking on the top of the tiger’s nest, Bhutan’s most iconic religious place.

Overview of Nepal and Bhutan Tour

Nepal and Bhutan tours are very similar, from landscapes to the High Mountains. These two countries remain isolated in themselves. They have a tremendous culture and incredible natural beauty. The connection between Bhutan and Nepal forms Buddhism.

Buddhism is the main religion in Bhutan, and almost 75% of the people follow Buddhism. Besides, the light of Asia Lord Gautam Buddha was born in Nepal. Both Nepal and Bhutan are some of the top spots for travel geeks. Nepal Bhutan tour will give you a great experience of both countries simultaneously.

Bhutan is a beautiful country full of unique cultures and religions. It is a pleasing and peaceful Buddhist country. Bhutan is the home of hundreds of Temples, Dzongs, monuments, and cultural variations. Bhutan is my favorite country in South Asia to visit.

You can explore the capital of both the countries, Kathmandu and Paro. This trek’s highlight is knowing the unique history, culture, and religion. Seeing the natural glories is another highlight of the tour. Above the Himalayan will ensure you get a unique experience through this trek.

The multi-country tour is always an excellent way to observe the richness of two nations at once. The Nepal and Bhutan tour was the most fruitful. It takes us close to two different states. It allows us to observe variations between those two nations.

It allows us to view similarities in natural glory and cultural diversity. During this Nepal-Bhutan tour, you can explore different monasteries and try different types of cuisine. Similarly, both countries are authentic, making your trek more fruitful.

Itinerary of Nepal and Bhutan Tour

DAY
01

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

The Nepal and Bhutan tour starts with their arrival in Kathmandu. After arriving at the TV airport, our team above the Himalayas will pick you up and escort you to your hotel. During you can rest and roam around the street and market nearby. In addition, during dinner, we will give you a description of the entire tour.

Car 25 minute
Accommodation Hotel
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)
DAY
02

Day 02: Full day Kathmandu tour

The next day of your Nepal and Bhutan tour itinerary is a full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. We will take you to three out of seven UNESCO World Heritage sites in the valley. Your first designation on the Kathmandu tour is Bouddhanath stupa. It is one of the most renowned Buddhist monasteries.

Bouddhanath stupa is not only the largest stupa in Nepal but the largest in the entire world. You will have breakfast while enjoying the beautiful stupa. The next place to visit in Kathmandu is the famous Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath temple is the most sacred temple for Hindus in Nepal. It lies on the bank of the holy river Bagmati.

Afterward, we will head off to the Patan Durbar Square in the Lalitpur district. The hand carving in the temple’s metal, wood, and stone reflects Nepalese culture. Furthermore, you can visit other famous places in Kathmandu if you have time. You can visit Swayambunath stupa, Krishna Mandir, and Basantapur Durbar Square.

Car
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)
DAY
03

Day 03: Fly to Paro and half day sightseeing

On this day of the Nepal and Bhutan tour, you will be leaving for Bhutan, so wake up early. After having breakfast, we will transfer to the airport and fly to Paro. The flight to Paro is the most thrilling experience that you can get.

You will see the high mountains like Kanchenjunga, Jomolhari, Jichu Drake, and Mount Annapurna, including Mount Everest. The flight will take about a couple of hours to reach Bhutan. You will have some rest after arriving at the hotel. We will visit the National Museum of Bhutan, the name Ta Dzong.

The museum reflects Bhutanese art with more than 3,000 different kinds of artwork. After the museum, you can visit the oldest temple in Bhutan, Khyichu Lhakhang. There, you can pay a visit to Paro Rinpung Dong. This monastery was built during the 17th century to protect Paro Valley.

Flight
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Paro (2,200m)
DAY
04

Day 04: Hiking to Taktsang Monastery and a drive to Thimphu

After breakfast today, you will hike to Taktsang monastery on the Nepal and Bhutan tour. It takes about 2 to 3 hours of trekking. This monastery lies at an altitude of 3,120 meters from sea level.

The locals call this monastery Tiger’s Nest, one of Bhutan’s holiest monasteries. The most exciting thing about this monastery is that it is on the side of the cliff. You can get a magnificent view of Paro Valley. After that, you will have to drive to the capital Thimphu.

Multiple
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Thimphu (2,334m)
DAY
05

Day 05: Full day in Thimphu tour

Thimphu is the largest city in Bhutan, with a spectacular scenario and rich culture. Your travel to Thimphu starts from Kuenselohodrang, famous as Big Buddha Point. This place has a massive statue of Lord Buddha.

During the Nepal-Bhutan tour, you will see the Takin, called cattle chamois or gnu goat. It is the national animal of Bhutan. After that, we will take you to the beautiful memorial stupa. It has the typical Tibetan-style Chorten. After that, your next destination in Thimphu will be the National Textiles Museum.

It is an art gallery of traditional weaving. This art museum shows Bhutan’s rich collection of weaving and textiles. After that, you will be going to the Traditional Bhutanese paper factory. Later on, you will have the rest of the day on your own. You can enjoy the walk in the streets of Thimphu and click pictures there.

Car
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Thimphu (2,334m)
DAY
06

Day 06: Thimphu to Punakha and hike to Lungchutse Monastery

After breakfast, you must leave for Punakha on our Nepal-Bhutan tour. It lies at an altitude of 1,250 meters. The route to Punakha from Thimphu goes through the special Dochu La pass. There are almost 100 memorials chortens. You can explore the nearby Druk Wangyal Lhakhang, where you will study.

Besides this, you can pay a short visit to Chimi Lhakhang (Fertility Temple). It takes about two to three hours of drive to reach Punakha. After having lunch at Punakha, your hike to Lungchutese monastery begins. This hiking trail goes through the beautiful forest. The forest consists of Hemlock, Fir, Rhododendrons, and junipers.

This path is an uphill hike, so you can stop to enjoy the panoramic view. Once you reach the Lungchutese monastery, you will get an awe-inspiring view of the high mountains. You can see Umolhari (7314 m), Masang Gang (7158), Table Mountain (7060 m) and Gangkhar Puensum (7520 m). Mt. Gangkhar Puensum is the highest mountain in Bhutan.

Multiple
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Punakha (1,242m)
DAY
07

Day 07: Drive to Gangtey and further drive to Paro

Leaving Punakha, you will head toward Gangtey Valley, which is in the Wnagdue region. Gangtey Valley is attractive, with alluring scenery of snow-capped mountains and high hills. Gangtey Valley is famous around Bhutan for the different species of flora and fauna. After having lunch, you will be heading toward Paro.

Car
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Paro (2,200m)
DAY
08

Day 08: From Paro flight to Kathmandu

Bidding farewell to Bhutan, you will have a flight to Kathmandu on our Nepal and Bhutan tour. Enjoying the aerial view of the high mountains, you will be returning to Kathmandu. You will stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Flight
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)
DAY
09

Day 09: Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and sunset views from Nagarkot.

Today is another sightseeing tour in Nepal. Here, you will go to Bhaktapur, the smallest district in size but the most affluent in tradition.

There are many temples in Bhaktapur. It would help if you tried the cuisine of Bhaktapur, which is the local curd. After that, you will drive to Nagarkot. It is the best place to witness the sunset view around Kathmandu Valley.

Car
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast
Altitude Nagarkot (2,175m)
DAY
10

Day 10: Final departure

Wake up watching the sunrise view from the Nagarkot. Today is your last day in Nepal. We will drop you off at the airport. It was a fun tour with you.

Car 25 Minute
Meals Breakfast

Fixed Departure Dates

Note: We can run a trip for solo travelers, couple, friends and family with children. Our private trips are running everyday. If you are looking for a group joining trip please contact us.

Includes/Excludes

What's Included?
  • Airport pick-up and drop
  • Transportation on a comfortable vehicle by private car or Hiace as per the group size
  • All Accommodation during the tour on a sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast in Nepal part.
  • Kathmandu to Paro and Kathmandu flight ticket
  • English-speaking Nepali tour guide
  • All fees for Sightseeing and Monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Experienced English-speaking Bhutanese guide and local staff. All city tours with Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary
  • All the meals during the trip on an entire board basis (B/L/D) in the Bhutan tour
  • All government taxes
  • Bhutan Visa fee
What's Excluded?
  • Airfare to Nepal
  • Travel Insurance, Personal equipment, telephone calls, internet, laundry
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, beverages, tips, and gratitude
  • All airport taxes
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Lunch and dinner in Nepal
  • Tips and gratitude

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Things to know about Bhutan

  • As Bhutan is a very isolated country in itself, the rules and restrictions of this may be different. Some of the things to know about Bhutan before traveling are as follows.
  • They do not allow anyone to smoke in public places. It would help if you searched for a place where you can smoke.
  • You should, in any way, the royals in Bhutan.
  • There will be strict checking of your luggage as importing and exporting goods, more than the quantity, is forbidden in Bhutan.
  • Dressing in Bhutan is a bit particular; you should dress modestly with long sleeves while visiting cultural places.
  • They will not let you enter if you are wearing something reveling
  • You must always ask for permission before touching any object or photographing it.
  • The people of Bhutan are humble, so you can talk to them and have a genuine conversation with them.

Best time for the Nepal and Bhutan Tour

Nepal and Bhutan fall in the same region of Asia. So, September to November is the best time to visit both countries. The weather during this time is perfect for traveling in Nepal and Bhutan. The clear skies with the fresh and clean surroundings will make your even more enjoyable.

In addition to this, from September to November, you can also get a clear view of the mountains and hills. Furthermore, January to May, the spring season, is also an ideal time for traveling. You see a forest full of rhododendrons and other flowers during this time. They bloom and flood the entire valley with varieties of flowers.

Food During the Nepal and Bhutan tour

Trying a different variety of cuisines is the best part of traveling. Food in both countries is very similar. You will be having three meals a day. During the Nepal and Bhutan tours, you can have organic cooked food with local spices.

If you have any dietary necessities, then you must mention them to your guide. Trying various cuisines from both Nepal and Bhutan will make your travel more amusing. Ema Datshi is Bhutan’s national dish where the word “Ema” means “chili” and “Datse” means “cheese”.

Nepal and  Bhutan Tour Cost

The Nepal and Bhutan tour is quite expensive compared to other terms. It is due to flight and Government permit fees. The cost of the time depends on different factors. It mainly depends on group size, hotel standards, private or group tours, etc.

The cost of the Nepal and Bhutan tours also depends on your group size. If you are just one person, it is much more expensive. The price for 2 to 6 people is about US 3550 per person. If you are above the 6-person group till 12, the costs will be USD 3250 per person. You can decide first if you want to take a private tour.

Or to be part of a private tour or if you want to travel in a small group. It is with your driver and a private guide if you want a private tour. You can change and tailor the itinerary if you wish, as the tour is under your control. Instead, the costs will drop if you opt for a small group. But you will share the car and the guide with others on the same tour.

Group tour cost is less than a solo trip.

The benefit of traveling in a group for the Nepal and Bhutan tour is the price. The cost will be less compared to the private tour cost. While the number of tourists increases, the cost per person will be lower. You can share the accommodation with fellow travelers to decrease costs.

Your accommodation preference significantly impacts your Nepal and  Bhutan tour costs. In our Nepal Bhutan tour, we will include 3-star accommodation. But you can also opt for 4-star or 5-star hotels, automatically increasing the final price. The cost of 5-star hotels in Nepal and Bhutan is quite expensive.
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The other factor that makes the cost lower or higher is your traveling a second time. Suppose you are traveling in the low season in winter and rainy season. The price will be less, and there is a discount available. While you travel in the winter months, December to January, the weather is icy, and views can be poor. In the rainy season, you may get lost in the rain on a Nepal tour and need to carry an umbrella.

Physical Fitness for Nepal and Bhutan Tour

The Nepal and Bhutan tour is a natural, doable hike. Any travel enthusiast with average physical fitness can complete and enjoy. Yet, individuals with respiratory/heart/knee problems can find this hike challenging. The hike duration may vary depending on the trekker’s walking pace. Walk your own pace and listen to your body to enjoy the journey.

For people over 60, climbing Tiger’s Nest will pose a challenge. But it will be a test of our willpower and tenacity. Suppose you have the proper itinerary management and customer handling skills of the travel agency. Then, you can do your journey happily.

You may want to bring hiking poles to help out your knees on the descent. Some people chose to stop at the viewpoint with the row of prayer wheels. Or if you prefer to call it a day at the cafeteria and turn back. You should constantly monitor your fitness and walk accordingly.

Suppose you are physically fit and healthy and have enough previous hiking experience. Then, you can choose to hike from the bottom of the cliff. Luckily, you can ride a horse/mule donkey to reach the mid-way if you feel unfit to walk to the top.

Here are some tips for traveling to Tiger’s Nest  in Nepal and Bhutan tour

  • Keep yourself hydrated to make your journey comfortable.
  • Slow and steady is the ideal place for any trek or hike. You’ll gain elevation very fast. Hence, you may feel short of breath. Make sure to rest when necessary. Thus, climb at your own pace. Paro Taktsang is a monastery along with many religious statues and monks.
  • It would help to remember dress etiquette on your Nepal and Bhutan tours.
  • Avoid shorts, T-shirts, sleeveless tops, etc. As the ticket counter only opens at 7:00 a.m., you are urged to verify with your guide for time confirmation.
  • Before entering the temples and monastery, you must remove shoes, hats, caps, and sunglasses.
  • You need to wear comfortable boots with ankle support, which makes for a pleasant walk for your Nepal and Bhutan tours.
  • Wearing slippers will make it hard to walk. Wear thicker, darker shocks. Sweaters or summer jackets should be carried to protect yourself from the wind.
  • Before entering the monastery, you must store your bags, cameras, and mobile phones in lockers. The tour vehicles can only stop at the car park at the valley base.
  • At the Monastery entrance, you must keep your belongings, including mobile phones, in a locker. So carry a lock and keys to lock the locker.
  • You will find the cafeteria mid-way. The animal ride will take you here. From here, you need to walk. You can also have lunch or rest here.
  • Having a walking stick with you for the hike is a great idea. The walking sticks will help you with balance, especially for the downhill climb.
  • Bringing some snacks or energy bars will help replenish energy during the hike.

Most Asked Questions by Travellers

Of course, communication facilities will be on this tour. In Nepal, you can get almost all kinds of communication, including telephone, email, and fax. Also, you can get basic communication facilities in Bhutan in nearly all the places.

However, some network issues might arise if you travel in remote areas. You can have a fine internet facility in almost all standard hotels in both Nepal and Bhutan.

Yes, it would help if you got a visa to get to Bhutan. A visa is the most necessary document to travel to any country. You can obtain the permit with the help of an approved tour operator. To receive the ticket, you should apply in advance. You must provide the necessary documentation to the travel operator. You can only enter Bhutan if you get visa approval.

We suggest you keep a photocopy of passport visa pages and flight tickets for safety. Keep them separate from the originals. While applying, make sure that your passport is valid for size months after the date you leave Bhutan. Above the Himalayan, the team member will help you during your visa application.

Reviews on Nepal and Bhutan Tour

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Patricia Martell
Italy
Nepal and Bhutan Tour - We had best time
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It was a wonderful experience with Above the Himalayas. I had booked a 9-night and 10-day private tour to Nepal Bhutan with eight members. It was very comfortable and well-organized by them. Mr. Puru, the owner, had scheduled the itinerary in an organized manner. He gave us the freedom to provide our input.

The package involved sightseeing major sights of Nepal and Bhutan and small hiking. The staff provided by him were friendly. Since it was an all-women tour, they prioritized our safety and comfort. Overall, it was a delightful experience. I want to recommend them to my friends and family and would like to contact them.

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Gabriel Gabrol
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Best time in Bhtuan tour
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It was a great time around Nepal and Bhutan. Well organized and always ready to change when possible!

Puru, thanks for your attention and care about my trip!

Bhutan was excellent and the best in my mind.

Thanks for all

Best wishes

Gabriel Gabrol

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