Nepal Bhutan Tour

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Trip Introduction

A Himalayan kingdom next to Nepal is still perhaps the world’s most exclusive tourist on the earth reflecting age-old religion, culture, arts and architecture in its golden peak in the background of deep green valley and hillside. People are deeply religious following the Mahayana form of Buddhism. The air of spirituality is evident, even in the urban centers where the spinning of prayer wheels, the murmur of mantras and the glow of butter lamp in the houses are still important feature of everyday life. Monastery, temples and religious monuments are dotted across the landscape, bearing witness to the importance of Buddhism.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1400m)
Day 02: Kathmandu full day sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu full day sightseeing
Day 04: Kathmandu - Paro (2200m.) by flight - Thimphu (2300m.). 2hrs drive
Day 05: Thimphu -  Punakha (1250m.)
Day 06: Excursion to Gangtey (2890m.) - Wangdiphodrang (1460m.)  -  6/7 hrs. drive
Day 07: Wangdiphodrang - Paro (2260m.) - 3/4 hrs. drive
Day 08: Paro - hike to Taksang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery)
Day 09: Paro – Kathmandu by flight
Day 10: Departure 

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu:
Arrive Kathmandu. Meet/assist at Kathmandu airport by us and transfer to Hotel. PM: Rest.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu
It's an experience not to be missed - wake up in the early morning to witness the beautiful sunrise outlook from the hotel before breakfast serving. The next, we head for Kathmandu and keep half day valley sightseeing's with Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visiting Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu Valley and another half day Visit to Patan city, famous city features of arts and crafts - the highlight of trip is the Shikara (Krishna Temple), Patan Durbar with Royal bath, Hiranya Varna Mahavir (Buddhist Monastery).

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Kathmandu
After breakfast, start the trip to visit Kathmandu Valley with its various important religious centers; Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple), nearby along the banks of the Bagmati River, where is the cremation area for the dead, Boudhanath is possibly the largest Stupa in the world and the center for Tibetan school of Buddhism. Followed by driving onto Bhaktapur, the medical city of devotes and the best preserved of all the ancients cities of Kathmandu Valley.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 04: Kathmandu - Paro, Arrival Paro International airport / transfer to Thimpu (2300m) - 2 hrs. Drive
During the flight, on a clear day, you can see breathtaking views of the Himalaya Mountains, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake Peaks in Bhutan. On arrival you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. If time permit in the afternoon you can visit the following places: - Kyichu Lhakhang - Paro Dzong In the evening you can drive to the capital town of Thimphu.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Thimpu sightseeing / Late afternoon transfer to Punakha (1250m.) - 3/4 hrs. drive
There are a good many things to see in the capital which has a very relaxed, laid-back feel about it. Thimphu is relatively small having a population of approximately 45,000 people and the streets are wide and tree lined. You will almost certainly visit the Late King's Memorial Chorten, the National Library, Drubthob Nunnery, Folk Heritage Museum, the handmade paper factory, the school of arts and crafts where young students learn the traditional arts and crafts (Zo Rig Chusum – the thirteen crafts), Gold and the Silver Smiths workshop, Zangtopelri Lhakhang, and the Handicraft Emporium and the local handicraft centers to see the weavers at work and also varieties of textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, jewellery etc Late afternoon you will drive to Punakha (the former capital of Bhutan), with a stop en route for tea at Dochu La (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Excursion to Gangtey (2890m.) - Wangdiphodrang (1460m.) - 6/7 hrs. drive
After breakfast visit Punakha Dzhong, which is noteworthy both for being one of the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan and also for having been built by the first Shabdrung in 1636. After visit Punakha drive to Gangety (Phobjikha) Is one of the few flacial valleys in Bhutan and chosen home for Black Neck Cranes Which migrate from the central Asiatic Plateau to escape its harsh winters. Explore Phobjikha valley and also visit to Gangtey Monastery the only Nyingmapa monastery in Bhutan. Evening you will return to Wangdiphodrang for overnight stay at Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Wangdiphodrang - Paro (2260m.) - 3/4 hrs. drive
Today we drive along the winding mountain road to Paro. Afternoon, visit Bhutan's national museum, a fascinating place housed in an old watchtower above the huge Paro Dzong (monastery/fortress). The museum holds a fantastic collection of Bhutanese national treasures ranging from ancient armour to textiles and thangkha paintings. Then, we drive to the head of the valley and visit Drukgyel Dzong built in a location that was chosen for its control over the route to Tibet. A spectacular view of Mount Jumolhari (23,996ft /7314m) can be seen from here. Also visit Rinpung Dzong and a typical Bhutanese farm house.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08:  Paro - hike to Taksang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery)
After breakfast hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery. It is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. The hike to reach the viewpoint to the monstery makes for a nice half-day excursion. After lunch you can visit other important site which you could not complete previous days. Overnight at Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Paro - Kathmandu
After Breakfast at Hotel, transfer to airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport meet by us and drive to your Hotel. PM: Free for Shopping etc.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 10:  Departure
Free till departure. Departure Transfer to airport to connect onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Dates & Prices

We have Join-in small group with fixed departure dates so, please kindly check our departure date list as given below and select one from them or if you couldn’t find the suitable date for your travel schedule, please contact us and we will help you to plan a holiday according to your schedule. And also please note that this is tailor-made tour. You can add or reduce the days as per your time availability. All tailor-made trip or same trip can be organized on private basis.

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Trip Price Status
20 December 2017 29 December 2017 US$ 1480
On request
26 December 2017 4 January 2018 US$ 1480
On request
30 December 2017 8 January 2018 US$ 1480
On request

Nepal Bhutan Tour

Gene B

United States

2013-12-24

This was one of our best trips ever! The guides and drivers were exceptional. Our interests are plants and animals. Our guide and driver customized our trip and went far out of their way to be helpful. The Eco Hotel in Kathmandu upgraded us to a suite when we came back before our departure home. The hotel staff in Kathmandu went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The view from our hotel in Bandipur, Nepal was breathtaking and world class.

When you see the Himalayas reflected in Fewa Lake in Pokara, you have seen one of the most beautiful sights in the world. The monasteries in Bhutan were stunning, especially Tiger's Nest. The guide and driver in Bhutan were very well educated and knowledgeable. The guide in Chitwan took us to see baby elephants, on an elephant ride and a boat trip with numerous bird sightings. There were excellent vegetarian choices in the hotel in Chitwan. Thank you to Friendship Tours for a GREAT TRIP!

Nepal Bhutan Tour

Claudio G

United Kingdom

2016-03-10

We asked friendship tour to organise a trip to Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. The trip was perfect, guides and drivers punctual knowledgeable and very plesant! Everything was spot on! Thank you for a great tour and a fantastic experience! Highly recommended!

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What is Included in the Cost

    • Airport pick-up and drop-off using private vehicle
    • Twin share hotel accommodation at respective hotels on BB (Bed & Breakfast) basis
    • Lunch & Dinner in Bhutan
    • All sightseeing tour with local English speaking guide
    • All transfer by private vehicle; it is depend on group size
    • Necessary entrance fee as per itinerary

What is Excluded in the Cost

    • International flight ticket to/from Bhutan and Nepal.
    • Nepal visa fee USD 25.00 per person for 15 days multiple entry (visa is upon arrival at airport or border)
    • Bhutan visa fees USD 50.00 per person (We travel agent will arrange)
    • Beverage and expenses of personal nature.
    • Any Optional Sightseeing Tours and extension of tours, hotel accommodation etc.
    • Tips to guide, porters, drivers etc.
    • Personal Insurance.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Code: ftm022
  • Trip duration: 10 Days
  • Grade: Easy
  • Group size: 12
  • Max-Altitude: 2890m.
  • Activity: Sightseeing tours
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Transportation: Private as per group size
  • Best Time: Around the year
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