Nepal Bhutan Private Tour 2024/2025

13 Days Exclusive & Personalized Journey

5 - Excellent

Nepal Bhutan Private Tour 2024/2025 - 13 Days

Two beautiful Himalayan Kingdom countries with cultural diversity, amazing mountain views

Highlights
  • View of Himalayan range from the aircraft between Nepal & Bhutan.
  • 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.
  • Scenic drive and amazing hill view.
  • Bhutan: 6 Nights in Bhutan with Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest), Capital City Thimphu, Punakha with Chimi Lhakhang Hike, Phobjikha with Bhutanese lifestyle.
  • Nepal: 6 Nights in Kathmandu Nepal with Boudha Stupa, Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Chitwan national park with jungle safar

Join us on a fabulous journey to Bhutan and Nepal, two hidden Himalayan gems just waiting to be discovered. Himalayan neighbors, yet both with their own clearly identified unique cultures, are rarely seen in the modern world today. The Bhutan Nepal Tour is tailored to provide you with time to share in the love and warmth of these compelling countries.

In Bhutan enjoy the colorful local markets and visit important sites of interest in Bhutan’s capital ThimphuThe school of Art and The Handmade Paper Mill are particularly interestingAn excursion is also made to Changgangkha Lhakhan a vibrant Buddhist temple via the Memorial Chorten.

Over your stay in Bhutan, you will discover much of its important heritage on various days. These include visits to the impressive 17th Century fortress of Punakha Dzong via Dochula Pass and Chimi Lhakhang Monastery in the Punakha district. In Paro, The National Museum is unique with over 3,000 works of Bhutanese art, covering more than 1,500 years of Bhutan’s cultural heritage. No journey to Nepal would be complete without visiting The Tigers Nest Monasterysat high up on a sheer cliff edge, it is Bhutan’s National treasure.

A fabulous flight over the Himalayas finds us in Kathmandu, Nepal’s vibrant capital. Two days are spent discovering the very fabric of life in Kathmandu and its beautiful valley. Visits are made to many of the World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley. The first day is leisure with a visit to the ancient king’s square of Patan, followed by a stroll around Kathmandu’s many marketsOn day two visit the temple squares of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur along with the sacred religious sites of Pashaputinath, Swoyambunath and Boudhanath.

From the treasures of The Kathmandu Valley, we drive to lowland Nepal and Chitwan National Park for a relaxing two-day Elephant SafariOn our last day, we arrive back in Kathmandu from Chitwan around lunchtime, allowing time to shop around in the colorful local bazaars.

YOUR JOURNEY DAY BY DAY

Cost & Inclusion

At Asia Experiences, we promise to deliver the highest value service with added bonus experiences, thanks to our unparalleled local expertise. With over a decade of experience in providing exquisite services, our top priority is always quality above all else.

Please note that the price of each package may vary depending on factors such as hotel category, tour duration, travel season, routes, and activities. However, this allows you to customize your ideal package, which may not be available at cheaper rates elsewhere. Rest assured, we strive to make your visit truly worthwhile.

To get started with planning your tour, simply click on the buttons below to either ask our experts for a tour plan or customize your trip according to your interests. We look forward to creating an unforgettable experience for you with Asia Experiences.

Nepal
  • All airport pickups and drops.
  • Comfort accommodation.
  • Private ground transportation.
  • Local cultural tour guide with English speaking.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments.
  • Breakfast in Nepal.
  • Full meals in Chitwan.
Bhutan
  • US$ 40/Person visa fees and visa arrangement
  • Sustainable Development Fees (SDF)
  • Accommodations as per your choice
  • Breakfast and Dinner in the hotels
  • Lunch in tourist standard restaurants outside the hotels
  • English speaking licensed guide
  • Comfortable luxury transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary based on group size
  • Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary
  • Complimentary bottled drinking water on daily basis

Essential Information

Nepal and Bhutan Tour Plan

Nepal and Bhutan both share a border with the Himalayas, a massive mountain range that runs from northeastern Pakistan to southwest China in a curved path. Both countries are located on the southern edge of the Himalayas, with China's Tibet Autonomous Region to their north. Nepal and Bhutan, two of the most popular locations for international travelers visiting the Himalayas for climbing, trekking, and sightseeing, are both fantastic places to visit. Their temperatures and topography are remarkably similar because they are both on the southern side of the Himalayas, with towering mountains in the north and lowland plains and sub-tropical jungles in the south.

They are, however, totally different countries, with widely different religions, customs, and ways of life, despite their similarities. Nepal is predominantly Hindu, with a minor Buddhist population, whereas Bhutan is a devoted Buddhist country with a fusion of religion and culture. Nepal is also a more accessible destination, with few prerequisites for visitors and the freedom to travel practically anywhere you want, whenever you want. Bhutan, on the other hand, has a more structured tourism policy, and due to its environmental and ecological rules, travelers can only visit this lovely kingdom on a guided tour.

Each country has its own distinct beauty and culture, and while their tourism resources may differ, both are worth seeing as two of the world's remaining Himalayan kingdoms. Which Himalayan destination you choose is determined by you, your budget, and what interests you the most about the Himalayas.


Religions significances of Nepal and Bhutan

Bhutan is a dedicated Buddhist country, and Buddhism has been the kingdom's official religion for over 1,200 years due to its widespread practice. Buddhism was first introduced to the kingdom in the 8th century by the Buddhist master Padmasambhava, who was known locally as Guru Rinpoche, a Tibetan name for him. Buddhism is widely practiced all across the kingdom and is integrated into people's daily lives in the same way that it is in Tibet. From the time they wake up in the morning to the time they close their eyes at night, the residents of Bhutan are guided by their Buddhist values.

Bhutan is also known for its Buddhist monasteries. The country's highlands and valleys are home to some of the world's most beautiful and outstanding shrines and temples. The Taktsang Monastery, which rises halfway up the cliff face above the Paro Valley, is perhaps the most famous. The Tiger's Nest Monastery, as it is locally known, was built on the location of Padmasambhava's meditating caves, where he is supposed to have arrived after journeying from Tibet on the back of a great flying tiger, who was also his first consort. There are a number of other noteworthy monasteries throughout the country, including the Punakha Dzong and the Paro Dzong, all of which have a rich and diverse history.

Nepal is primarily a Hindu country, having adopted Hinduism from its Indian neighbors. Hinduism is supposed to have been introduced to Nepal by a Hindu scholar named Ne, who came from India in the prehistoric period and stopped in the Kathmandu Valley to spread his faith to the locals. According to Nepali folklore, Ne chose a faithful goatherd to be the country's first monarch, ushering in the Gopala Dynasty, which lasted for 500 years.

Although Hinduism is the predominant religion in Nepal, the country also maintains a tiny population of Buddhists, which has allowed the two religions to coexist over the years. The influence of Tibetan Buddhism on Nepal's hill tribes has been a crucial component in the development of both religions, and many Hindu and Buddhist rituals and celebrations are based on the same principles. Due to the shared roots of Hinduism and Buddhism, it is not uncommon to see Hindus worshiping in Buddhist temples and Buddhists worshiping in Hindu temples. Nepal has become a multi-religious community as a result of these "dual-faith" activities, with the two religions considered as separate branches of the same faith. This may be noticed in the Kathmandu Valley's abundance of Buddhist and Hindu temples, which sit next to one another and share many characteristics of each other's faith in their design and workmanship.


Best time to visit Nepal and Bhutan

Bhutan maintains a unique version of Tibetan Buddhism in order to maintain cultural and religious ties with Tibet. Hiking in Phobjikha will expose you to a wide range of plants and creatures. The National Library, Heritage Museum, 3rd King's Memorial Chorten, and the Giant Buddha statue are all worth seeing in Thimphu. The magnificent Punakha Dzong in Punakha and the famous Taktsang Monastery in Paro are not to be missed.

You will arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, after flying across the steep Himalaya. The Nepali culture will be stretched out in front of you in the Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu, brimming with spiritual teachers and ascetics, is unmistakably a Buddhist city in every way. With the sunset and sunrise of the Himalayas, you can see Pashupatinath Temple and Durbar Square, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


Bhutanese and Nepalese Outdoor Activities

Apart from hiking, Nepal is one of Asia's most popular places for adventure sports, which is unsurprising given the presence of the enormous Himalayas on its doorstep. The paths, which are well-known for trekking, are also frequently used for mountain biking, with the most popular sites for this strenuous pastime being the Kathmandu Valley and the area around Pokhara, west of Kathmandu.

White-water rafting has become quite popular in Nepal, thanks to the abundance of rapid rivers that wound their way down from the Himalayas. The Trishuli River as it flows down into the Kathmandu Valley, lowering down from its point of entry into Nepal at the Gyirong Port/Rasuwa Fort crossing the crossing point with China, is one of the most popular portions of the river for this. Other activities of this nature can be found in Nepal, such as bungee jumping, paragliding, base jumping, abseiling, and many others.

While Bhutan has many similar sports, such as mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, and rock climbing, visitors to the kingdom prefer the softer pastimes. Bhutan also boasts a variety of leisure activities that would not stress you out or exhaust you. A visit to one of the kingdom's many tshachus, or hot springs, is one of the most popular activities. These hot springs, which are said to have medicinal characteristics, have been used by Bhutanese people for years to treat body ailments and sinus problems. In the winter, it is customary to visit the hot springs for their restorative and calming characteristics.

Bhutan features a few of the best river fishing places in Asia, as well as a number of rich fishing lakes, in addition to trekking and visiting the kingdom's enormous number of dzongs. Bhutan is ideal for fishing for snow trout and brown trout, although the precise number of fish species is unknown due to the country's lengthy seclusion from the rest of the globe. While fishing requires a permission, which is easy to obtain, and there is a rigorous "catch and release" policy in Bhutan, there are few more peaceful activities to do than go fishing.


Traveling cost to Nepal and Bhutan

Nepal has always been recognized as a low-cost destination, and backpacking in Nepal was the only option to travel in the 1970s and 1980s. Although there are fewer backpackers now than it was in past, Nepal remains a relatively cheap place to visit, with low-cost hostels with multi-bed dorms, inexpensive food, low entrance visa fees, and affordable basic public transportation. Even trekking equipment, which you can buy or rent in Thamel, Kathmandu, is inexpensive, making it cheaper to buy there than to bring it from home.

Bhutan, on the contrary, is known as one of Asia's most expensive tourist destinations. The Daily Minimum Fee of USD 250 (200 USD in the low season) is required for all visitors to Bhutan and is included in the tour price. Whatever tour you select, the daily minimum fee will not be less than the Daily Minimum Fee. The pricing, which is set by the government, is intended to keep tourism at its peak, and Bhutan is targeting the top end of the tourist industry, rather than the low-cost, low-cost excursions that can be offered elsewhere.

The rate includes all of your typical expenses while in Bhutan, including your 3-star hotel (minimum required) and main meals, as well as your local guide, driver, and private vehicle for the duration of your trip. The only extra expenses you'll have are for alcoholic beverages, extra food for snacks and treats, and any spending on souvenirs and gifts. So, what appears to be exorbitantly expensive at first glance, is actually one of the best and most effective complete-package tourist setups in the world.

A portion of the daily tariff is paid to the government to aid in the reduction of poverty in the country and the improvement of the educational system. The cash for the tour in Bhutan is held by the TCB until the end of the tour, when the percentage owed to the tour operator is handed back once the post-tour survey has been completed and assessed. This means that any concerns about the quality or grade of service can be addressed right away, which is a wonderful method to ensure that the tourist industry maintains a high level of service.

With its cheap hostels, simple and inexpensive transport charges, low-cost cuisine, and breathtaking Himalayan treks, Nepal may be the more budget-friendly alternative, but Bhutan cannot be surpassed for the level of service you get for your money. Bhutan is unquestionably the best value for money when it comes to getting the most bang for your buck.


FAQs

The highlights of a Nepal Bhutan Private Tour can vary depending on the itinerary, but typically include visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal, such as Kathmandu Durbar Square and Pashupatinath Temple, as well as iconic attractions in Bhutan like the Tiger's Nest Monastery and Punakha Dzong. Other highlights may include scenic drives through the Himalayas, encounters with local cultures, and opportunities for adventure activities.

The best time to visit Nepal and Bhutan is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer pleasant weather with clear skies, making it ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities. However, different regions within Nepal and Bhutan may have slightly different climate patterns, so it's advisable to check specific details when planning your tour.

Yes, visas are required for both Nepal and Bhutan. Nepal offers visas on arrival for citizens of most countries, while Bhutan requires visitors to obtain a visa in advance through an approved local tour operator. It is recommended to check the latest visa requirements and regulations before planning your tour.

Yes, the itinerary of a Nepal Bhutan Private Tour can be customized according to your preferences and interests. You can work with a tour operator or travel agency specializing in these destinations to design an itinerary that suits your needs, including the duration of the tour, specific attractions to visit, and activities you wish to engage in.

The mode of transportation during a Nepal Bhutan Private Tour typically involves a combination of domestic flights, private vehicles, and sometimes short hikes or walks. Domestic flights are usually used to connect between major cities or regions, while private vehicles with professional drivers are used for local transportation and sightseeing.

Nepal and Bhutan are generally safe destinations for travelers. However, as with any travel, it is essential to exercise caution and follow local guidelines and advice. It's advisable to consult travel advisories from your home country's government and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.

The duration of a Nepal Bhutan Private Tour can vary depending on your preferences and the itinerary you choose. It can range from around 7 to 14 days or more, depending on the time you have available and the places you wish to visit.

A Nepal Bhutan Private Tour is a customized travel experience that combines visits to both Nepal and Bhutan. It offers the opportunity to explore the unique culture, history, and natural beauty of these two neighboring countries in a personalized and exclusive manner.

Credit cards are widely accepted in major establishments such as hotels, restaurants, and shops, especially in urban areas. However, it is advisable to carry some cash as well, as smaller businesses may prefer cash payments. ATMs are also available in cities and towns for cash withdrawals.

All these countries offer a range of accommodations, including luxury hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and budget-friendly options. In major cities and popular tourist areas, you can find a variety of choices to suit your preferences and budget.

There are many different ways to book a Nepal Bhutan Private Tour . You can book a tour through a travel agency, online, or directly with a tour operator. When booking a tour, be sure to compare prices and itineraries to find the best deal.

Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 10 Reviews

bhutan tour by Brad and Marni


United States of America

Journey Through the Jewel Nations: A Tale of Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka

Our 3 weeks of Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka trip was outstanding. Very pleased with Netra’s smooth planning from accommodation to 5-star boutique hotels, nice and friendly guides, experienced drivers, and top-notch services. In Nepal, had a great time learning about Nepal’s recent government history as well as what life is like in the rural mountain areas. A special thanks to our friendly and experienced guide Dipak. Create some best memories in the lovely, peaceful, and nature-filled country of Bhutan with our funny, informative, and thoughtful guide Sonam. A big shout out for being a great cheerleader for our Tiger’s Nest hike. The bountiful produce and friendly people along with our guide and driver Maddu in Sri Lanka were extremely delightful. An amazing island Sri Lanka tour with visits to beautiful temples, gorgeous beaches, and plenty of wildlife was the highlight of our trip. Throughout our tour of these 3 nations, we felt safe with our guide, and while driving with drivers. Especially in Kathmandu where the driving is a little chaotic! Thank you Netra for a memorable and seamless trip!


kym and gregg south asia tour


United States of America

Amazing Bangladesh-Bhutan-Sri Lanka

Asia Experience offers tours in many Asian countries and our tour organizer Netra has explored each of the destinations. We are very pleased with Netra for perfectly planning our Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka tours considering our duration and budget. All 3 nations were beautiful and unique and the inclusion of UNESCO sites and National Parks in our itinerary made each day more exciting and diverse.

Delighted with the top-notch services of the hotel with a nice breakfast that exceeded our expectations. A cherry on the top is big upgrades at no extra cost along with guides occasionally providing extra meals at no extra cost. Very thoughtful of the hotel to provide a to-go box on early morning departures. Similarly, entrance fees to National Parks, temples, and historic sites were mostly covered. We loved every minute and wished we had another day or two in each country.

A nice surprise with unexpected 24-hour layovers in Bangkok and Kathmandu due to our airlines rescheduling flights for the next day (which happened twice). More pleased with the warm gesture of Netra who adjusted our itinerary at no extra cost to accommodate the change so we wouldn’t miss anything in our itinerary.

In the future, we will book through Asia Experience again when we want to explore more countries in Asia.


loretta and david


USA

We truly enjoyed this trip

We truly enjoyed this trip. Our absolute favorite hotel was COMO Uma in Paro.
The Taj resort at Chitwan came in a close second! Everything went off without a hitch. Thank you for the great preparation.
Dwarikas is also a beautiful hotel.
Guides and Drivers were so good!


Spiritual Cleansing and lunch with monks in Bhutan Nepal and Tibet


USA

The Most Wonderful Private Tour of Nepal/Bhutan

We were very delighted with our private tour of Nepal/Bhutan which was the most wonderful experience we ever witnessed in two amazing countries. We were unfamiliar with Netra and his company before hiring them. Netra provided us with the the utmost level of personal service in the itinerary preparation including making frequent changes due to flight cancellations. In both countries, the team and guide were amazing. They also became friends in the process- the highest compliment we could give. Throughout the trek, Netra communicated with required updates, and all the documents/tickets were delivered well in advance of departure. Our guide Dipak in Nepal made sure of all things and went way beyond the call of duty. In beautiful Bhutan our guide took us to every place on the itinerary. One lunch restaurant in Thimpu ( Cloud 9) was amazing. It was thoughtful of Netra to arrange a spiritual experience in Bhutan which was not on the itinerary. All recommended hotels were fabulous in both countries. We could not do shopping on our first day in Nepal as numerous fine stores were closed. A final day in Kathmandu was remarkable with an equally fabulous guide Rajan and able to do some shopping for exquisite artifacts that now grace our home in Mexico. Rajan went out of his way to personally wrap our goods and take them to the shipper for us. On our last night in Nepal, Netra himself took us out for a fabulous Nepalese dinner as a compliment and for our valuable feedback to improve his service. The trip which was fairly priced was worth every dollar and much more. Overall, everything was top-notch from start to end.


guest


Canada

Asia Experiences for fantastic management

I love cultural places and chose Bangladesh to tour. With guidance and coordination from Asia Experiences, I traveled to Bangladesh. All the archaeological sites, forts, Bogra, Rajshahi, Sonargaon, and cultural heritage sites were impressive. I was delighted with this tour and big thumbs up to the team of Asia Experiences for fantastic management. Highly recommended.


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Italy

Luxury Tour with Luxury Services

I had an unforgettable Nepal-Bhutan Luxury Tour with Asia Experiences. I went on the Nepal and Bhutan tour. The luxury tour was coordinated smoothly and successfully. All the luxury services were wonderful and on time. I will revisit and recommend traveling with Asia Experiences for truly a new and satisfying experience in South Asia.


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United KIngdom

Highly recommend Asia Experiences

But I was in a dilemma about which travel company to choose. I searched on google and came to know about Asia Experiences. I booked with this company. The service is excellent and the guides are friendly and knowledgeable.  I highly recommend Asia Experiences for Nepal and Bhutan Tour.


janine-bhutan-tour


Latvia

Excellent Service, Thoughtful and Professional

We (My friend and me) surfed a whole lot seeking some popular agencies in Nepal. We decided to take no consideration when it came to professionalism in services. From our first words to the assistance we knew that Asia experiences were a perfect match for our South Asian visit. The reviews and ratings were just overviews and I happened to find an actual blog written by one of the previous travelers too. We communicated and sought advice both professionally as well as personal and headed towards the TIA airport the next month.

The hotels we stayed at were top-class, and we had to admit that the Asian foods we tried were a little spicy. However, we also had a range of different cuisines to choose from. I was also amazed to find the photography and English speaking skills impressive from Asia Experiences guides. We needed and got the detailed expense list and found the assistance of the agency worth every penny.

We want to thank Asia experiences and especially Mr. Umesh for this smooth and perfect vacation. If you want to avoid complications and have a professional aid by your side choose Asia Experiences.


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Australia

Nepal Bhutan Tour- Great and humble tour assistance

I still remember the first time I called Asia Experiences for aid. It was noon here in Boston, but I didn’t realize that it would be a late night in Nepal. However, their customer case assistance was humble and took no time on my queries to visit this group of nations. I love traveling around the world, and in my many traveling stories there are some negative parts too. However, with the assistance and proper guidance of Asia experiences, I could enjoy my trip to the fullest. Mrs. Dipa was very polite and yet professional as I knew I was a handful of curious travelers who wanted a lot. In my short time here I thought I was able to know central Asia better than before with the courtesy of my amazing guides from Asia Experiences.

I suggest and approve this agency as one of the best and most straightforward companies you will find in Nepal. So better be safe than sorry, with Asia experiencing holidays.


guest


United States

Smooth handling of the itinerary

With so many places to see and experience in these countries, I was in doubt that if the company could catch up to it. You know how people say ‘leave it to the professionals’ well they did it and in some fashion. We had plenty of time in every destination and we could even extend that over the itinerary time too. The guide was completely experienced and knew when it was time to push. Another thing I admired about Asia Experience and especially Mr. Umesh is that he checked and communicated with us and the guide all over the trip. The guides didn’t hesitate to explain to me twice when it came to the safety and norms of some of the destinations.

I will suggest this travel company if you want to experience the countries in their authentic form.

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