The Best Of Nepal And Bhutan Tour

A privately guided tour of cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu offers you a rich experience of the culture, spirituality, and local lifestyle. You will explore ancient temples and stupas like Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath to have an idea of how spiritual the Nepalese people are.

For a cultural understanding of this beautiful place, you will visit places like Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. These places will give you a deeper understanding and experience of the Kathmandu Valley lifestyle.

In addition to the cultural exploration, you will also get to enjoy the beautiful nature and view of mountains. When you are in Nagarkot, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Himalayas and a beautiful sunrise over them. The natural surroundings of Nagarkot will simply overwhelm you. The journey leads you to picturesque Pokhara famous and popular destination in all Himalayas where you can marvel at beautiful Annapurna Himalaya in the comfort of nice hotels by the pristine Phewa Lake.

The Chitwan National Park is situated in southwestern Nepal and covers 932 sq. km. This is Nepal’s first famous national park for wildlife safaris. It is the home of the one-horned rhinoceros and harbors one of the largest populations of the exclusive and rare Royal Bengal tigers, wild elephants; white-footed gaur (the world’s largest wild cattle), leopards, wild boar, sloth bear, and several species of deer including the spotted barking sambar, and hog deer.

The swampy areas and numerous oxbow lakes are perfect for marsh crocodiles. The park hosts 450 species of birds. The Tharu people have unique cultural traditions. 

Bhutan the Place of Happiness,

Nestled in the folds of the Eastern Himalayas, remaining in self-imposed isolation for centuries, Bhutan opened up to the world at a glacial pace. The population lived in close harmony with nature, evolving a unique identity, derived largely from a rich religious and cultural heritage. This country of 700,000 people, roughly the size of Switzerland, is the world’s only Mahayana Buddhist country. The Buddhist respect for all sentient beings helped Bhutan protect its pristine ecology and wildlife.

This self-sufficient population was never colonized and had limited contact with the outside world. Buddhism was established in the 8th century by the Indian saint Padmasambhava, popularly known in the Tantric tradition as Guru Rinpoche. Perhaps the most dynamic era in Bhutanese history came in the 17th century with the arrival, in 1616, of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the great leader of the Drukpa school of Mahayana Buddhism. He unified the country and established the foundations for national governance and the Bhutanese identity.

In 1907, a historic Assembly of the clergy, the official administration, and the people unanimously elected Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck as the first hereditary King of Bhutan thus beginning the glorious era of the Wangchuck dynasty. In 2006, the fourth king of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck announced that he would abdicate in favor of a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy. In 2008, the year that marked 100 years of the monarchy saw two important events; the first democratic elections and the coronation of the fifth king, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

The Best of Nepal & Bhutan Tour Itinerary,

Day 01: Arrival at KTM Airport, receive at KTM airport, and transfer to hotel stay overnight at Hotel KTM. (1350 meters)
Day 02: After Breakfast, Full day sightseeing in the KTM world heritage site, with a Historical City Guide, and stay overnight at Kathmandu Hotel. (1350 meters)
Day 03: Full-day sightseeing stays overnight at Nagarkot. (2100 meters)
Day 04: Nagarkot - Pokhara drive and stay overnight at Pokhara. (822 meters)
Day 05: Sightseeing in Pokhara, Late afternoon boating at Fewa Lake stay overnight at Pokhara at Hotel. (822 meters)
Day 06: Sarangkot View Point and drive to Chitwan National Park. (415 meters)
Day 07: Full-day Activities in Chitwan National Park. (415 meters)
Day 08: After Breakfast Drive back to Kathmandu. (1350 meters)
Day 09: Fly to Paro & Transfer to Thimphu (55 KMS/ 1:30 hours’ drive. (2334 meters)
Day 10: Thimphu and around. (2334 meters)
Day 11: Thimphu to Punakha (75 KMS 3 hours’ drive. (1242 meters)
Day 12:
Punakha – Paro (120 KMS 5 hours’ drive. (2200 meters)
Day 13: Visit Paro and Around. (2200 meters)
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu from Paro. (1350meters)
Day 15: Departure. (1350 meters)

Best time to visit Nepal and Bhutan.

Autumn season:
October and November are considered the best months for a visit to Nepal. The main festivals of Dashain and Tihar (two important Hindu festivals) are being celebrated during these months. The skies remain clear for great views and the temperature is pleasant for trekking and touring.

Spring season:

March to May is also a good time to visit as the rhododendrons are then in full bloom on the hills. December to mid-February is suited for travels well below the tree line and die-hard adventurists, looking for extreme situations higher up!

The Best Of Nepal And Bhutan Tour Detail Itinerary

  • 1

    Arrival at KTM Airport, receive at KTM airport and transfer to hotel stay overnight at Hotel KTM. (1350 meters) 

    Altitude 1350 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation Hotel
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    Swayambhunath is also known as Monkey Temple: 
    Swayambhunath is an ancient Chaitiya of Asia and a major symbol of Nepal’s Buddhist heritage, Swayambhunath represents Primordial Buddha or Adi-Buddha. 

    Pashupatinath Temple: 
    The famous Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath is located by the bank of the Bagamati River where all Hindu cremation takes place. A magnificent golden-roofed temple with four cardinal silver doors the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. 

    Bouaahanath Stupa: 
    Bouddhanath is an important Buddhist pilgrimage and heritage site in Nepal. The story and history mention that this Stupa contains relics of Buddha Kashyapa, with 176 miniature stupas and paintings of Tibetan Buddhist pantheons covering the walls that surround the Stupa at Bouddhanath. Bouddhanath Stupa is an important pilgrimage site for Tibetans which is mentioned in Tibetan classical texts such as Biography of Yeshe Tshogyal (A.D. 8-9) and Padma Ka’thang (A.D.14).

    Kathmandu Old Durbar Square (Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square)
    Kathmandu's old Durbar square with ancient Malla and Shah dynasty palace includes a visit to Kumari Temple nearby where the Living Goddess “Kumari” resides, a tour of the famous Khastamandap temple where Kathmandu got its name, as Khastamandap meaning temple built from wood of a single tree.

    Altitude 1350 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
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    Patan Durbar Square
    If the Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square has a unique combination of Malla and Shaha period architecture, Patan Durbar Square, on the other hand, reflects singular Malla architecture. In comparison to Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, it is smaller in size, but it comprises a number of unique architectural styles. Mahga Haiti, the sunken stone water spout, and the magnificent Krishna Temple, a Shikhara-style temple built of stone, are but a few examples of its opulence. Monuments, each a masterpiece, are clustered in a small area measuring roughly 160 by 70 meters.

    King Siddhi Narasimha Malla built this temple in 1636. It features 21 gilded pinnacles- the highest number ever built in the valley. Another unique feature of this temple is the bas-relief carvings on the walls and ceilings, depicting major scenes from the great Hindu epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The Krishna Temple of Patan Durbar Square is undoubtedly one of the finest stone structures in the Kathmandu Valley and is, thus, of considerable national importance.

    Bhaktapur Durbar Square
    Among the three Squares, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is by far the most elegant with its large open space facing south. The Golden Gate and the Palace of 55Carved Windows have added splendor to this palace square which consists of buildings dating from the 13th century to the 18th century. Bhaktapur’s landmark is the world-famous five-tiered Nyatapola, or five-storeyed temple, built in 1702 at Taumadhi Square. Bhaktapur is a living museum of arts and architecture. Each and every piece of art speaks of the city’s history.

    Nagarkot Hill:
    About 1:30 hour drive passes the historic city of Bhaktapur with its heritage of temples and centuries-old homes and buildings. We also encounter the green vegetation moraine inside the Chir-pine forest.  We then climb up to Nagarkot (2100m), where the majestic sunrise and sunset views from the top of Nagarkot let us see many of the famous Himalayan peaks.

    Altitude 2100 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
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    Early morning sunrise view explore and Breakfast at Nagarkot, After Breakfast drive to Pokhara about 7 hour’s drive along the countryside of Nepal stay overnight at Pokhara Hotel.

    Altitude 822 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
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    Davis Fall: 
    Davis Falls is one of the most popular tourist destinations which offers a magnificent view of the waterfall to witness the grandeur of nature as you see this colossal fall struggling with rocks to set itself free. Devi’s Waterfall/ Davis Waterfall is different from other falls in the country due to its natural phenomenon. It marks the point where the Pardi Khola stream disappears underground and leaves no clue of its existence. When the monsoons are at full power, the splashes of water against the boulders create a terrific site.

    The Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave:
    The Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave is recognized as one of the longest caves in Nepal with a length that exceeds 2,000 meters. The cave sits across Davi's fall, and inside the cave, one can hear the thundering sound of water. As per the local beliefs, the cave was said to be discovered in the 16th century. During those times, there weren’t any sort of modern-day decorations that you see today. The main entrance of the cave was only constructed in 1991 AD.

    The World Peace Stupa: 
    World Peace Stupa (Shanti Stupa shrine) was built as a symbol of peace. Situated at the height of 1100 meters on Anadu Hill, Nichidatsu Fujii laid the foundation stone along with relics of the Buddha on 12 September 1973. From the stupa, we can have a fascinating view of Fewa Lake, the mountain range, and Pokhara Valley.

    Fewa lake:
    Phewa Lake is Nepal’s second-largest Lake of Nepal. It is the center of attraction of the Pokhara. The Lake lies at an altitude of 742 meters and covers a total area of 4.43 sq km. The Lake depicts stunning views for visitors. This is a lovely lake with a fantastic boat ride. On a bright and good day, one can find the reflections of the snowcapped peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges on its surface. 

    This place resembles paradise. The beautiful sunset view from the Lakeside will melt your heart. Most importantly, the colorful sunset over the sky is worth watching.

    Altitude 822 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
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    Early morning drive to Sarangkot Hill viewpoint for Magnificent Himalayan Views, after enjoying the Himalayan Panorama Views drive back to Pokhara, have breakfast, and after breakfast drive to Chitwan National Park and stay overnight at Chitwan National Park at the Hotel.

    Sarangkot Hill View Point:
    There are many viewpoints in Nepal, but none of them match the allure and beauty of the Sarangkot viewpoint in Pokhara. Sarangkot is an amazing hill station in Nepal, which sits 5km from the Lakeside of Pokhara. It is the major destination for tourists, as it presents the picturesque views of the major mountains of the Annapurna region like Annapurna massif (8,091 m), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), and Dhaulagiri (8,167 m).

    Drive to Chitwan National Park and check in hotel and lunch. After lunch, our program included a sightseeing tour (visiting Tharu village, Elephant stable, Visitor Center, and Sunset viewpoint) and staying overnight at a hotel. Culture program (Tharu stick dance) or next evening.

    Altitude 415 m
    Meals Lunch and dinner
    Accommodation Hotel
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    Wake up call and have breakfast after breakfast start our day with a Canoeing ride and visit the Elephant breeding center. Or (Canoeing (35min) and Jungle walk 2 to 3 hours.) After lunch, Elephant Safari stays overnight at Chitwan National Park at the Hotel. 

    Altitude 415 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 8

    Wake-up call, Bird watching, and breakfast, and after breakfast, drive to Kathmandu about 6 hours to Kathmandu, check in hotel and free day afternoon. Evening Nepalis typical dinner hosted by company stay overnight at KTM Hotel.

    Altitude 1350 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
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    The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular in the entire Himalayas. Flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu, the journey offers fascinating views and an exciting descent into the Kingdom. Bhutan’s first gift, as you disembark from the aircraft will be cool, clean fresh mountain air. After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative, and afterward drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan with an en-route stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers.

    Three different styles of stupas; Tibetan, Nepalese, and Bhutanese adorn this confluence. Shortly before reaching Chuzom, you will see on your left TschogangLhakhang, “the temple of the excellent horse”. It is a private temple, built in the 15th century, as the result of visitation from Balaha, the excellent horse, a manifestation of Chenrezig, the compassionate Buddha.

    On arrival in Thimphu, check into the hotel. The capital town of Bhutan and the center of Government, religion, and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with an unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. With a population of about 90,000, it is perhaps still the world’s only capital city without a traffic light.

    Evening an exploratory walk around Thimphu Main Street and the market area. Also visit the Local Crafts Bazaar, to browse through examples of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Here you can buy hand-woven textiles, Thangkha paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewelry, and interesting items made from local materials. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu (Altitude 2400m).

    Altitude 2334 m
    Meals Lunch and dinner
    Accommodation Hotel
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    After breakfast, sightseeing in Thimphu Valley including a visit to the following: The National Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts; the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts. Later visit Textile Museum, which provides insight into Bhutan’s one of the most distinct art forms. Also visit Simply Bhutan, a living museum and studio encapsulating the cultural heritage of the Bhutanese people.

    After lunch take a short drive (15 km) to Pangri Zampa, 16th century one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan located just north of Thimphu. Here is a monastic school where Buddhist student’s monks learn Lamaism and astrology based on Buddhist philosophy.

    Afterward, visit to Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang). Located at a short drive from Thimphu city center, visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu Valley from the Buddha point (KuenselPhodrang). You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country, and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley.

    King's Memorial Chorten was continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. Construction of this landmark was the idea of Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk (“the father of modern Bhutan”) who wished to erect a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace.

    Later visit to Trashichhoedzong: This impressive fortress/monastery houses the Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King, and various government offices. It is also the summer residence of the Chief Abbot and the central monk body. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

    Altitude 2334 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Hotel
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    After breakfast at the hotel, Drive to Punakha across Dochula pass (3O8Om). In Bhutan, the passes are marked by a large Bhutanese Chorten and prayer flag. Dochula Pass offers the most spectacular view over the high peaks of the eastern Himalayas on a clear day.

    After checking into the hotel, proceed to visit Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. It was the capital of Bhutan until 1955 and still serves as the winter residence of the monk body.

    Later in the day excursion to Chimi Lhakhang (from the hotel it is about 15 15-minute drive to a motorable road and then the walk starts through paddy fields and villages. This is a total of about 1½ hour walk, including both ways). The Chimi Lhakhang, situated on a hillock in the center of the valley, is also known as the temple of fertility. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and wanting one, if they pray at this temple, they are usually blessed with a child very soon. The trail leads across rice fields to the tiny settlement of Pana, meaning ‘field’. A walk through the village near the temple will give you rare glimpses into the daily life and lifestyle of the villagers.

    The evening can be spent exploring Punakha village located right on the bank of the river. Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

    Altitude 1242 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 12

    After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Paro along the scenic highway. On arrival in Paro, check into the hotel. After lunch, proceed to visit Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique Thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons & armor, household objects, and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts.

    Ta Dzong's visit immediately followed by a short walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong (ParoDzong), meaning (“fortress of the heap of jewels”), which has a long and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, and scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount. Sumeru and other cosmic mandalas.Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

    Altitude 2200 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 13

    After breakfast excursion to Taktshang Monastery or Tiger’s Nest (approx. 5 hours walk):  It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. This site has been recognised as a most sacred place and visited by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. On 19 April, 1998, a fire severely damaged the main structure of building but now this Bhutanese jewel has been restored to its original splendour.

    Evening, visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

    Altitude 2200 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Hotel
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    After early breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to Kathmandu Nepal, upon arrival at Kathmandu airport receive at airport and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon free, visit around, shopping souvenir, evening cultural dinner stay overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.

    Altitude 1350 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
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    Optional Mt Everest flight, Journey is a lifetime and we suggest Mt Everest 1-hour flight. Breakfast at the Hotel and after breakfast, we transfer to the Airport for departure to the homeland to see you again in the future!!! Namaste!!!

    Altitude 1350 m
    Meals Breakfast
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Cost Includes

    •  Arrival and departure land transport, we will collect you from KTM airport and provide departure transport by Stander Tourist Bus, Hice.
    • Accommodation 2 in sharing room as per itinerary with breakfast.
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in Chitwan National Park.
    • Fully Guided tour as per itinerary with necessary entrance fees.
    • All necessary Land transport by Hice, and Coster as per group size.
    • Historical City Guide, Including his wages, accommodation, food, and Insurance.
    • Sightseeing entry fees while on sightseeing spot.
    • Kathmandu – Paro – Kathmandu round Fare flight.
    • Our Service charge and Government taxes.

Cost Excludes

    • International Airfare to Nepal and from Nepal.
    • Nepal entry visa fee.
    • Lunch and dinner while on tour accept Chitwan National Park and Bhutan. (per meal about $15 to 20)
    • Personal expenses like soft and hard drinks.
    • Personal tips for Guide and driver. (Tipping is not mandatory but driver and guide are expected.
    • Extra night accommodation, Early arrival or Late departure.
    • Optional Mt Everest flight $240 for each person. (Mt Everest flight fare is the current price; it may change during your travel date)
    • Any additional expenses mentioned above include a section.
    • Personal trip for Guide, Driver, etc.

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$ 3200 / Person
15 Days Days Nepal And Bhutan
The Best Of Nepal And  Bhutan Tour
Altitude 3080 m
The Best Of Nepal And  Bhutan Tour
Region Nepal And Bhutan
The Best Of Nepal And  Bhutan Tour
Difficulty Easy
The Best Of Nepal And  Bhutan Tour
Group size 2+ Peoples
The Best Of Nepal And  Bhutan Tour
Best Season October - December in autumn season and March - June in Spring season.