Bhutan Nepal tour with world heritage sites, natural scenery, amazing views of mountain, excellent monasteries and jungle safari
- View of Himalayan range from the aircraft between Nepal & Bhutan and from Pokhara valley.
- Experience of Buddhist culture and peaceful village in Bhutan.
- Amazing Monasteries & dzong worth to view.
- Walk at steep valleys and a short hike to Taktsang Monastery.
- Local & traditional market with unique items.
- View of ancient art, history and culture in Kathmandu.
- Elephant Safari at the dense forest in Chitwan.
- Scenic drive and amazing hill view from Kathmandu to Chitwan to Pokhara.
- Bhutan: 4 nights in Bhutan with Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest), Capital City Thimphu, Punakha with Chimi Lhakhang Hike, Bhutanese lifestyle.
- Nepal: 6 nights in Nepal with Boudha Stupa, Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Chitwan national park with jungle safari and lake city Pokhara.
Witness an epic adventure as this journey of a lifetime takes you along with the burst of cultural aroma and scenic charm by your side throughout the quest of Bhutan and Nepal. A weave of culture, history as well as nature are among a few factors that make these destinations worth your time.
Far from the western culture lies the country where the richness of smile is equally important as this nation's substantial culture. Brimming with their own way of living and wholehearted Buddhist religion Bhutan is overwhelming with hospitality. A province with numerous beautiful monasteries highlights Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) to us. Furthermore, there are high passes with astonishing trails to achieve those statures. Buckle up for a pleasant village walk providing you an instant connection to the civilization. Muster the memories in the beautiful valley of Paro in the light of graceful Punakha Dzong.
Encounter the place dignitary to be on a traveler’s bucket list as you explore the pearl of Southern Asia, Nepal. Lying in the foundations of Mt. Everest is a country with immense cultural and geographical diversity. All in all, it’s a nation with almost mythical quality with beautiful stupas studying its lively streets. Introduce yourself to the world heritage sites and religious monuments all over the nation. Escape from the busy cities to the wildlife and immense safari to experience the rare one-horned rhino in Chitwan. Get yourself up and moving for the marvelous sunrise from the hills of Pokhara. On the whole, Live your life as a new adventure in this nation of felicity.
Tips for Bhutan Nepal Tour
- You will have experienced travel guides for this tour. Follow their lead and never miss any action.
- Follow the norms of the destinations you visit.
- Plan some months before the visit for a full experience without regrets.
- Try blending with the people and culture here.
YOUR JOURNEY DAY BY DAY
After arriving at Paro Airport, our representative/guide will receive you there. You will drive to Thimphu from Paro. Along the way, the guide will provide you with the necessary information about the trip ad more.
On the way to the Paro-Thimphu highway, visit the 16th-century old Tachogang Lhakhang temple. The temple means the hill of the excellent horse. You need to cross an old bridge to visit the temple. From the bridge, enjoy the scenic views of the villages.Rest for a while after reaching your hotel in Thimphu. Head out for a self-exploratory walk in the local markets in the evening. These are lively and get to the first close glance at the Bhutanese lifestyle. Overnight at Thimphu.
We start our trip to Punakha today from Thimphu. The drive (2 hrs 30 mins) will start after breakfast to Punakha. Along the way is the beautiful Dochu La pass. In this brief break here visit the Druk Wangyal Chortens The views of the Himalayas with the majestic Gangkhar Puensum is fantastic from the pass. Other mountains include Masagang, Tsendagang, Terigang Jejegangphugang, Kangphugang, and Zongphugang Spending some quality time here we will take a side-tour to visit Wangdue Dzong. It is located as the top of a ridge overlooking the Dang Chu and Puna Tsang Chu rivers. We will continue to drive to Punakha after a quick tour here.
You will visit the Chhimi Lhakhang or 'Temple of the divine madman' on the way. This temple is unique and historical and your local guide will make you familiar with some of its legends. After arriving at Punakha, rest for a while at your hotel. Then, visit the sublime Punakha Dzong in the banks of Pho Chu and Mo Chhu rivers. Historically significant and an architectural masterpiece, Punakha Dzong is a wonderful destination not to miss in Bhutan. Not so far is the longest Punakha Suspension Bridge to get some beautiful surrounding views. Overnight at Punakha.
We will head toward Thimphu and continue our exploration. Explore some beautiful landmarks like Buddha Dordenma Statue, Bhutan Postal Museum, Memorial Chorten, Folk Heritage Museum, Thimphu Dzong, and Takin Zoo. We will carry on with the scenic drive leading us to Paro in the evening. Overnight at Paro.
The Hike to Taktsang Monastery is a proven delight for travelers to experience nature and spirituality as a whole in Bhutan. The hike might be challenging for some but it truly is worth a couple of hours' hike from Paro. You can have a slow and gradual walk with breaks in the midway shops.
Once there witness the majestic view of the pristine Taktsang monastery carved into a giant cliff. Know the legends of the great Guru Padmasambhava and explore the beautiful monastery. Also, visit the caves inside the monastery and interact with the monks there. Return from the hike and rest for a while in your hotel and have lunch. Visit some more local monasteries, the beautiful Drukgyel Dzong, Paro Dzong, the National Museum of Bhutan, and Kyichu Lhakhang to end your Paro tour. Overnight in Paro.
If you have some time to spare you can visit the local handicraft shops and buy some souvenirs at Paro. We will fly to Kathmandu leaving Bhutan today. The flight is short but the scenic views of the Himalayas are one to enjoy during it. Once landed in Kathmandu, your guide will pick you and transfer you to your hotel. Rest for a while and we'll begin the Kathmandu tour after lunch.
We will visit two UNESCO heritage sites today starting from the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. Learn more about the Hindu rites and rituals with a brief tour of this beautiful temple complex beside Bagmati River. Next, we will take a short drive to the Majestic Boudhanath stupa. The biggest Stupa of Nepal, Boudhanath showcases a glimpse of Tibetan culture and Buddhism at the heart of Kathmandu Valley. Return to the hotel and rest for the day. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Our heritage tour continues today as we will visit three more UNESCO heritage sites. Following Breakfast, we will have a drive of an hour to reach the iconic Bhaktapur city. Entering the Medival era like streets and settlements we will get o know the Newari culture from close here. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is our first destination alongside many. This iconic palace square hosts the art, monuments, and piece of History itself at Kathmandu valley. The pottery square and Nyatapola temple complex are two other destinations in Bhaktapur that we will explore. We will also try the local Newari cuisine highlighted by the famous King Curd 'JuJu Dhau' of Bhaktapur.
Next, we will drive back to Kathmandu and visit the well known Swyambhunath or 'the monkey temple'. In a high hill overlooking the Kathmandu valley, Swyambhunath Temple is a spiritual center for both Hindu and Buddhist devotees. Towards the evening we will visit the Kathmandu/Basantapur Durbar Square which is near your hotel. The Kumari Temple, Taleju Temple, and other fantastic monuments await you at the square. In the evening explore around Ason and Thamel markets to get a slice of local commerce. Overnight at Kathmandu.
You have options to fly or drive to Chitwan from Kathmandu Valley. The drive winds down a hill highway beside Trishuli River and is about 6 hours long. We will stop in one of the midway towns for lunch. You can also try some local snacks and fruits in the brief stops throughout the drive. The short flight (30 mins) takes you to Bharatpur Airport in Chitwan.
You will head straight to your hotel here for some rest and refreshments. In the evening, visit some of the Tharu villages nearby. You can have a glance at the lifestyle in Terai plains of Nepal with this tour. We will also attend the Tharu cultural program organized by local villagers before dinner. Overnight at Chitwan.
Our day close to nature with different activities planned throughout the day. We will take a canoe ride in the Rapti River heading to the entrance of Chitwan National park. Throughout the ride, you can spot crocodiles and Gharials on the banks with different beautiful birds as well.
We will begin the elephant safari in the National Park next. One-horned Rhinoceros and Royal Bengal Tigers are some of the rare animals with many other mammals, reptiles, and birds species to spot during the safari. You can visit the elephant breeding center and crocodile hatchery after the safari on the premises of Chitwan NP as well. Rest for the day after a lively day here. Overnight at Chitwan.
Our next destination is Pokhara, the adventure capital of Nepal from Chitwan. You can drive (6 hrs) or fly (20 mins) to Pokhara after breakfast today. After arriving here, rest for a while at your hotel and head out to explore Pokhara.
You can go solo walking or visit some city attractions with your guide next. Spend the evening boating in the Phewa Lake enjoying a beautiful sunset over the Annapurna Ranges. Overnight at Pokhara.
We will spend the day exploring the major attractions in Pokhara before driving back to Kathmandu today. You have an option to go on an early morning hike to Sarangkot hill for a sunrise view.
The Tal Barahi and Bindabasini Temples are the religious centers you can visit early today. The caves of Pokhara namely Gupteshor, Mahendra, and Bat caves are next for your visit. You can also visit the International Mountaineering Museum before completing the Pokhara tour.
We will return to Kathmandu by a flight or drive in the afternoon from Pokhara. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Spend some time for a Souvenir shopping session in the vibrant markets of Thamel in your spare time. The Handicrafts, organic products, and ornaments are few to choose from this Himalayan nation.
We will drive you to the airport a few hours before your departure. With some beautiful memories and stories to treasure, you will complete the Bhutan Nepal Tour with Asia Experiences.
Cost & Inclusion
The tour cost for each package might different with the hotel category, tour duration, number of travelers, travel season, routes and activities being the major factors. You can customize these find your ideal package which might not be same with cheaper deals elsewhere. Rest assured, make your visit worth every bit with Asia Experiences.
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- Full meals in Bhutan.
- Processing Travel Permit and Entry Visa.
- Breakfast in Nepal.
- Full meals in Chitwan
- Airport pickups and drops service.
- Private ground transportation with A/C.
- Twin-sharing hotel accommodation.
- Local cultural tour guide with English speaking.
- Sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments.
Required documents for Nepal and Bhutan tour
The required travel documentation for Nepal is straightforward. Unlike Bhutan, Nepal has no tourist regulations, therefore all visitors would need is a legal passport and a visa. You can apply for a visa ahead or wait until you arrive at the airport to apply for a Visa on Arrival, which is accessible to residents of most countries. The visa application can be completed online or at an airport terminal, and once the price has been paid, your visa will be issued within an hour of delivering your documents to the customs desk.
While it is necessary to have a pre-booked tour in Bhutan, the process is fairly simple. After you've purchased the vacation and decided where you want to go in Bhutan, the tour operator takes care of practically everything else, including visa applications. We will submit the paperwork on your behalf and obtain all of the permissions you will need for your trip after receiving a scan of your passport. You will receive a visa acceptance letter so that you can book your travel to Bhutan, and your visa and permits will be given once you reach Paro International Airport. Your tour guide and driver, who are required, will greet you at the airport and transport you in a private vehicle to the locations listed on your itinerary.
Independent traveling in Nepal and Bhutan
With the exception of trekking paths, which require permits but not a guide if you wouldn't want one, independent travel is permitted in Nepal, and there are no limits on where you can go in the country. Traveling in Nepal is simple, so you are free to go wherever you want.
Bhutan, on the other hand, has more stringent regulations as a result of the country's environmental tourism policy. All visitors to Bhutan must be on a pre-arranged trip with motor transportation, driver, and ranger, and even when trekking, you will always be accompanied by a guide and supporting crew. This is done to safeguard the kingdom's ecosystem from the devastation that tourism typically causes, as well as to preserve the kingdom's unique experience for others.
Traveling between Nepal and Bhutan
The Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, is one of nine airports in five nations that fly to Bhutan on a regular basis. This makes it quite simple to travel to Bhutan from Nepal. In the peak season, flights leave Nepal every day, with extra flights added when demand is high, and the flight might not be that expensive at USD 230 per person. The flight takes approximately 1 hour 15 minutes and arrives in Paro early in the mornings.
Major site-seeing areas in Nepal and Bhutan
There are plenty of things to see and do in Nepal, but the Kathmandu Valley has to be at the top of the list. The largest stupa in Nepal, Boudhanath Stupa, is located in the Kathmandu Valley and was built in the 14th century near the trade route from Tibet. The Swayambhunath Temple, also known as the Monkey Temple, is one of Kathmandu's most beautiful monuments, with an enormous stupa with intriguing Buddha eyes and a golden pinnacle.
The Tiger's Nest Monastery is the best spot to visit in Bhutan, as it is the heartland of Buddhism. This magnificent Goemba, also known as the Taktsang Monastery, is located halfway up the mountain that overlooks the Paro Valley and was where Padmasambhava arrived in Bhutan on the back of a gigantic tiger. The dazzling white walls of Punakha Dzong are contrasted by the lavender Jacaranda trees that encircle the temple, making it one of Bhutan's most attractive monasteries.
Outdoor activities in Nepal and Bhutan
Both Nepal and Bhutan seem to be good for their hiking paths, and there is no better place to visit for people interested in elevated trekking. You may also explore the famed takin, the local equivalent of the moose, and the national symbol of Bhutan, which is a rare animal located only in this one country on the globe.
Nepal, on the other hand, is one of the most popular outdoor pursuits locations in the world. There is more than enough to keep even the most seasoned adventure seeker pleased for years, from white-water rafting and bungee jumping to kayaking several rivers and ice-climbing in the highlands.
Best time to visit Nepal and Bhutan
Both Nepal and Bhutan have comparable climates, with significant rainy and dry periods that coincide. The greatest times to visit these two Himalayan countries are in the spring and fall, from March to May and September to November, though you can go at any time of year based on what you're doing and where you would like to go.
In Nepal and Bhutan's Himalayan regions, winter is a season when it gets chilly and snowier. While elevated treks are frequently available at this time, there are many sites to explore and hike in the lower regions of the countries, where the wintertime is mild and the climate is still pleasant. The rainy season occurs throughout the summer months, and this is when the majority of the rain falls over the globe. However, even in the midst of the monsoon, there are locations both in Nepal and Bhutan where there is little to no rain and it is still possible to trek or explore.
Meals in Nepal and Bhutan
The cuisine of the Himalayas is quite distinct, and Nepalese cuisine, although inspired both by India and China, has a distinct native flavor. The national food is Dal-Bhat, which consists of a legume soup served with rice and a variety of side dishes like pickles, curries, meats, curd, and fish. You may also taste the famed mo: mo, which are steamed dumplings that are mainly packed with veggies but also come in meat versions.
Bhutanese cuisine is distinct, and native foods are known for being hot. Many cuisines include chilies, and cheese is another popular component. Ema Datshi is a traditional stew filled with chilies and cheese that is typically too spicy for most people. Jasha Maroo, the local version of spicy chicken, is more similar to an Indian dish, with more spice than you'd expect just by looking at it. Bhutan is also known for its red rice, which is the primary ingredient in all Bhutanese dishes.
Hotels in Nepal and Bhutan
You can stay in a variety of places in Nepal, ranging from the cheapest guest houses for as little as 2 dollars per night to four-star- star hotels for as much as 150 dollars per night. This ensures you'll always be able to find somewhere to live that fits your wallet.
Bhutan, on the other hand, is a very different story. As part of the comprehensive package, tourists must stay in hotels with a minimum rating of three stars. In Bhutan, there are also four and five-star hotels, which you can stay in for an additional fee.
Nepal Bhutan Tour cost
The cost of a combined Nepal Bhutan vacation package was determined by the number of people in the group, the kind of visa required, and the validity of flight tickets from Kathmandu to Paro and back.
You can always visit both countries if you can't decide which one to visit. A combined tour of Bhutan and Nepal is one of the most thrilling journeys you can have, allowing you to see the similarities and differences between the two Himalayan kingdoms in greater depth. Many people recommend seeing Nepal first before visiting Bhutan, however it really depends on your particular preferences and where you are coming from in the world. If you are already in Asia, flying to Bhutan first may be advantageous, as flights to Bhutan are only available from five Asian countries. It may be easier to tour around Nepal first if it is easier to get to Nepal first, which is one of the five nations offering flights to Bhutan.
Even for solitary female visitors and families with children, Nepal and Bhutan are safe destinations.
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Yes, you can personalize your tour or schedule, but make sure to let your guide or travel company know ahead of time so they can take care of everything.
Indeed, a private tour is available. We organize private excursions based on your preferences.
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