Nepal and Bhutan Experience Tour

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Trip Facts

Total Duration: 20 Days

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14 persons

Best Season: Year Round (Except June, July and August)

Max Altitude: 3210 M.

Trip Cost: The price of the trip will be adjusted according to the group size and the customization.

Nepal and Bhutan Experience tour combining two beautiful Himalayan Kingdoms in one magical tour. Enter the serene and spiritual lands of Nepal and Bhutan, and experience the countries’ rich histories and unique cultural heritages. From the brightly coloured fluttering peace / prayer flags of Nepal to the elaborate traditional dress of the Bhutanese, these captivating lands cannot fail to enchant.

This trip will provide in-depth excitement and knowledge about its history, cultural and natural diversity. Hiking in the Himalayas, Jungle safari and exciting excursions in the inner parts of Nepal as well as a breathtaking panorama of Annapurna Himalayas. The entire tour for Nepal and Bhutan takes 20 days and covers the most famous cities and must see places in Bhutan and Nepal.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Starting and ending in Kathmandu, discover the Nepal’s capital rich cultural and artistic heritages
  • Breathtaking world-class Himalayan scenery from heavenly viewpoint
  • Whether it’s flying, hiking, driving or paragliding, this trip will let you experience Nepal’s amazing natural beauty from all angles
  • Highly experienced Sherpa leader
  • The happiest land on earth, Bhutan is a hidden paradise with no traffic light
  • Only a small number of visitors are allowed into Bhutan each year

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 meters).

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted with garlands. After completing your custom formalities, (Visa, etc.) you will be then transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu by a private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Free in Kathmandu for sightseeing and pre trip briefing and gear check.

Today is free for sightseeing in Kathmandu. You may wish to visit Durbar Square in the heart of the old city where the old Royal Palace, with its intricate woodcarving, is located. The whole area is a maze of temples and images. Leading away from the square in all directions are narrow alleys, full of the most amazing variety of shops and stalls. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ Swayambhunath and Buddhists shrine Buddhanath which is one of the largest Stupas in the world.

There will also be a full trip briefing today with gear check. In case you need to hire or buy equipment locally, there will be time to do this today. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
(Breakfast Included)

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (900 meters) 6 hrs by tourist bus / Car / Jeep.

Pokhara is a beautiful valley town, with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare, and Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. The town of Pokhara is considerably less hectic than Kathmandu and is the starting point of your trek. discover beautiful Phewa Lake, known for its tranquility and perfect picture postcards, or visit Devi Falls, a minor waterfall named after a tourist that fell inside. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
(Breakfast Included)

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1 and half hours) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1575 meters) 3.30 hrs.

We begin our trek at Nayapul after driving by private vehicle from Pokhara. After 15 mins, a short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1015meters), a large village that has many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. From there, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1495meters and after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1570meters. Today’s walk offers a short and relatively easy day, which allows us to become used to the experience of trekking in Nepal. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2850 meters) 5 hrs.

Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070meters. The trail then continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2250meters. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2460meters. After an hour of walking, this brings you to Ghorepani at 2840meters. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 06: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210 meters) and trek to Tadapani (2620 meters) 5 hrs.

Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3210meters, a brilliant spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. There we spend about 1 hour, afterward, we return to Ghorepani to take a hot breakfast at the hotel. Then we trek to Tadapani (2620meters). Along the trail towards Tadapani, we climb along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960meters). After that we descend to the Banthanti, we then turn off to Tadapani. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 07: Trek to Hot spring, Jhinu danda (1,750 meters) 4.30 hrs.

After having breakfast, we are going downhill to the hot spring “Jhinu danda” to relax in this pool of natural hot spring. On the way we will encounter local people, walking through tiny villages, small rivers, rice and potato fields and landslide before reaching the hot spring. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 08: Trek to Pothana / Dhampus (1890 meters) 6 hrs.

Today, the first part of the day is a descent and then flatland until you reach Himal-Pani, where there is a beautiful waterfall. Beyond Himal Pani the trail rises gently across many streams and terraces. Soon you will be at Landruk village 1,545 meters, fairly big village inhabited by an ethnic mix of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin people. Gently ascending we come to Tolka 1,700 meter and continue on to Bherikharka. Now, a brief up trek to Deurali 2,100 meters to view the famous panorama. We will now descend to Pothana (ethnic Gurung population) through oak forests. Pothana is a charming small ‘town’. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included)

Day 09: Trek to Phedi (3 hrs) and drive to Pokhara (approx. 30 mins)
 trek from Pothana / Dhampus to Phedi (3 hrs).

The trail gently descends to Dhampus then steeply descends to Phedi. Now your private transportation will drive from Phedi to Pokhara (approx. 30 mins.). Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
(Breakfast and Lunch)

Day 10: Rest and Relax day in Pokhara.

(Breakfast Included)

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu (1400 meters).

We depart at approximately 7.30am for Kathmandu by tourist bus. We arrive back in Kathmandu at around 2-3.00 pm. The rest of the time is your own.
(Breakfast Included)

Day 12: Arrival in Paro (2280m), then transfer to Thimphu.

Our Bhutanese tour guide will meet you at Paro airport, traditionally welcomed with silk scarves and after completion of arrival formalities we take an hour-long scenic drive to the capital (Thimpu). The flight into the Himalayas reveals scenic and breathtaking views of Himalayan Mountains. If weather permits you will be able to see Mt Everest (8848m, 29,198ft) and other Himalayan mountain ranges. On the way to Thimphu we visit, Tamchhog Lhakhang which is located on the opposite side of the river. This is a temple built by Thang Thong Gyalpo of Tibet, who was responsible for building numerous iron bridges throughout Bhutan. Kuenselcholing View Point: A place from where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley is from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). It is again a short drive from the town. 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. Memorial Chorten: This particular chorten was constructed in 1974 as a memorial for the third King of the country, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who is widely regarded as the father of modern Bhutan. Tashichho Dzong : The names means – Means Fortress of Glorious Religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body. Later relax for the day. Overnight at hotel.
(Dinner Included)

Day 13: Full day sightseeing in Thimphu.
 

Morning, take a hike to Cheri Monastery (Includes Dodina and Jigme Dorji Wildlife Sanctuary): Hike about 1 hr leads to Cheri Goemba (Cheri Dorji Dhen). Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal built this monastery in 1620 and established the first monk body here. A chance to spot birds such as Mrs Gould’s Sunbird, Yellow-browed Tit, Yellow-rumped honey guide, Long-billed Thrush, Ultramarine Flycatcher. Paper factory: The handmade paper making in Bhutan stemmed from the age-old tradition originated in the 8th century of Bhutanese history. The handmade paper constitutes as valuable National heritage of Bhutanese cultural identity and is preserved through all the ages. The Traditional paper is recognized and held high esteem both in the home and outside world.

The weekend market: Held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the people crowd the stalls every day, dressed in full color and gathered to meet and to barter, much like the street markets in London! Bhutan Craft bazaar: The private stalls had a variety of high-end quality products from places across the country such as wood carved national symbols, bags and western wears with touch of traditional designs, wooden and clay utensils, Bangchung, Dhapa, key hanger of jewelry boxes, bookmarks and handmade packing papers (Deysho) in different patterns, antique items and etc. The stalls have a

distinctly rich outlook with fine tones of elegance, and a warm and inviting atmosphere. The craft bazaar is also an exemplary of how bamboo can be used to construct houses in the country. Overnight at hotel.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 14: Thimph to Gangtey (2800m). 5 hrs drive

Morning driving towards Gangtey, we come across a pass known as Dochula (3140m, 10362ft) from where a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range can be seen, especially on clear winter days. The beauty of this place is further enhanced by the Druk Wangyal Chortens– 108 stupas built by the eldest Queen, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck.In the mountains east of Wangdue Phodrang lies the beautiful Phobjikha valley, on the slopes of which is situated the great monastery of Gangtey, established in the 17th century. The village of Phobjikha lies a few km. down from the monastery, on the valley floor. This quiet, remote valley is the winter home of black necked cranes, which the arid plains of Tibet in the north, to pass the winter months in a milder
climate. Overnight at hotel.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 15: Gantey to Punakha / Wangdue (2790m). 2 hrs drive

Morning visit, Gangtey Goemba: In the mountains east of Wangdue Phodrang lies the beautiful Phobjikha valley, on the slopes of which is situated the great monastery of Gangtey, established in the 17th century. The village of Phobjikha lies a few km. down from the monastery, on the valley floor. This quiet, remote valley is the winter home of black necked cranes, which migrate from the arid plains of Tibet in the north, to pass the winter months in a milder climate. Hike to Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of fertility): This Temple was built by lam Drukpa Kuenley (The Divine Madman) in 1499. It is about thirty minutes hike across fields from the road –Wooden phalluses are often found hanging in the four corners of the houses and also phalluses are painted on the walls of houses. It is the common belief that this helps in driving away evil spirits. (30 minutes hike to and from, gentle steep, good footpath across the valleys and villages). Overnight at hotel.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 16: Punakha / Wangdue to Paro (2280m). 4 hrs drive

Morning Visit, Punakha Dzong (fortress): Built in 1637 by Zhabdrung which is remarkably located between the rivers of Mo (Female) Chu (river) and Pho (Male) Chu. Until the time of the second king, it served as a seat of the king.

Later drive to Paro and later visit, Rimpung Dzong: The Bhutanese Dzongs are huge architectural structures constructed for a variety of functions throughout the country, from administrative buildings to monasteries and temples, yet they are carefully and thoughtfully designed and are strikingly

beautiful. The Rimpung Dzong, known as the “fortress of the heap of jewels” in the picturesque setting of the Paro valley, is of course no exception built in the time of the dynamic spiritual and political leader Zhabdrung in 1644. Once a year, as part of the Tsechu festival, one of the oldest Thong does (gigantic scroll paintings) is ceremonially unfurled here.

Kichu Lhakhang (Monastery): It is one of the two most sacred and the oldest temples in Bhutan. It was built in 7th century by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. Overnight at hotel.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 17: Excursion to the Taktsang Monastery (The Tiger’s Nest)

The trail to the Tiger’s Nest climbs through beautiful Pine and rhododendron forests. You stop at the cafeteria which offers magnificent up close views of the tiger’s nest for refreshments. Then we continue the hike for short while until you see Taktsang monastery. Built in the 1600s, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900m into the valley below. History states that Guru Padmasambhava, the Tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, landed here on the back of a flying tiger and meditated here for three months. Overnight at hotel.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu.

After breakfast, our airport representative will drop you at the Paro International Airport for your flight departure from Bhutan. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu airport, you will be then transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu by a private tourist vehicle.  The rest of the time is your own.
(Breakfast Included)

Day 19: Free day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Today is rest and relax throughout the day. If you get interested to take some gifts from Nepal for friends and relatives, visit some nearby shops or go out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guide or you can do it yourself too. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
(Breakfast and Dinner Included) 

Day 20: Transfer you to the International airport for your final departure.

The trip concludes, our airport representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
(Breakfast Included)

Price Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop-off by private tourist vehicle.
    • Twin sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu (5 nights), Pokhara (3 nights) B&B.
    • All your standard Meals during the Annapurna trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners)
    • Two nights three days wildlife activities inside the Chitwan national park.
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and drinks such as tea, coffee and water while in Chitwan.
    • All ground transportation by private / tourist vehicle.
    • Standard government-approved three-star accommodation (in twin sharing rooms) in Bhutan.
    • Full-board meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea & snacks – for the duration of your stay in Bhutan.
    • Drinking water for the duration of the tour in Bhutan.
    • Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.
    • Government royalty of Bhutan 35% which goes to the country’s health and education projects.
    • Airfare from Kathmandu to Bhutan to Kathmandu Flights ($515).
    • All guided city tours in Nepal and Bhutan as mentioned on day-by-day itinerary.
    • Government licensed English-speaking guide, driver and all support staffs.
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for our field staff.
    • Entry permits and fees for all temples, parks, monasteries, and cultural and historical sites.
    • Himalaya Discovery duffel bag and a t-shirt.
    • All government taxes, vat and tourist service charges.
    • All official expenses.

Price Excludes

    • International airfare.
    • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
    • Nepal entry visa – you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $40 and $100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
    • Internet and telephone calls.
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara – about USD 15 to 20 per person per day (Full board Meals provided during your stay at Chitwan, Trekking and Bhutan).
    • Item of Personal nature like alcohol, hot & cold drinks and laundry.
    • Personal clothing and equipment.
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)
    • Others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section

Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited - Only few space available.

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. This itinerary can be customized according to the duration of your holiday. We have many options for shorter visits based on your interests and budget.

On an adventure trip of this type, weather, political strikes, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

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