A himalayan country & a Buddhist kingdom

Bhutan Luxury Tour - 09 Days


This tour offers Private Travel Packages for couples on honeymoons, 50 plus baby boomers and for family holidays.
Inquire with Earthbound Expeditions team to guide you on your way to Bhutan and Nepal luxury tour packages and benefit from the diverse yet thrilling world of its own in the midst of nature. You can view the HIMALAYAS in a luxurious way.

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Be privy to the unparalleled natural beauty and age-old cultures of the two Himalayan Kingdom’s. Bhutan is a Buddhist centered religious core whereas Nepal has a combination of Hindu and Buddhist religion which exist in harmony throughout the country.

We at Earthbound Expeditions have combined these two popular Himalayan Experience trips to Nepal and Bhutan which begins from Kathmandu and eventually leads to Bhutan.

  • This luxury tour can be arranged to coincide with festival dates and we are also happy to customize private treks of any lengths in Bhutan or in Nepal inclusive of all luxury facilities.
  • All tours are private and depart daily throughout the year.
  • It can be customized to suit individual interests and schedules.

Trip Profile

9 Days

  • Nepal (4 Nights - 5 Days)
  • Sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.

4 Night 5 Days

  • Bhutan for 9 days.
  • Sightseeing to Thimpu, Paro, and Punakha valley with the Tiger Nest - Taksakang monastery.

Trip Details & Facts

  • Deluxe rooms in Nepal and Bhutan's most recommended luxury hotels.
  • Your own private guide and driver for flexible touring, based on your interests.
  • Special activities such as private hiking, meals at local homes, private monastery tours, meditations, golfing and more.
  • Highly personalized itinerary planning.
  • Expert advice from our Bhutan specialists who have traveled extensively in Bhutan.
  • Airfare for flights to and from Paro.
  • Private transfers.
  • Restaurant reservations, spa appointments, shopping recommendations, access to local festivals and other activities.
  • You can choose any departure dates for our Bhutan and Nepal tour.
  • We just have to make sure that it matches with Bhutan flight schedules.
  • The trip can also be combined with India Taj Mahal or Sikkim Darjeeling or Tibet tour.

The Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu Nepal
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing within Kathmandu valley
  • Day 03 : Witness the sunrise and mountain views from Nagarkot
  • Day 04 : Depart for BHUTAN
  • Day 05 : Thimphu valley sightseeing and Punakha Valley
  • Day 06 : Punakha - Wangdue – Paro
  • Day 07 : Paro valley sightseeing and Tiger's nest hike
  • Day 08 : Departure to Kathmandu
  • Day 09 : Departure

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  • Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu Nepal

    • Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal.
    • Earthbound Expeditions staff member will be there to receive you at the airport.
    • Check in to hotel.
    • Briefed about the tour, at the hotel.

  • Day 02 : Sightseeing within Kathmandu valley

    • The Hindu Temple complex at Pashupatinath Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath.
    • Visit Shyambhunath Temple referred to as the Monkey Temple which is 2000 years old.
    • Drive to Nagarkot.

  • Day 03 : Witness the sunrise and mountain views from Nagarkot

    • Witness the sunrise and mountain views from Nagarkot.
    • Head towards Bhaktapur to see the historical town.
    • Drive back to Kathmandu.

  • Day 04 : Depart for BHUTAN

    • Flight to Paro on Druk Air.
    • Clear customs and visa control.
    • Received by your guide.
    • Depart towards Paro town for lunch.
    • Visit the Ta Dzongs - an ancient watchtower which now houses the National Museum.
    • Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong which is the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley.
    • A short walk takes you to the base of the Dzongs and across a traditional cantilevered covered bridge.
    • A short distance further is one of the innumerable archery grounds and if we are lucky, we may catch a match in action.

    [Archery is the NATIONAL SPORT of Bhutan]

    • Depart for Thimphu the modern capital of Bhutan in the late afternoons.
    • Drive will take around 1.5 hours.

  • Day 05 : Thimphu valley sightseeing and Punakha Valley

    • Short drive to Chubachu.
    Witness a Cultural Programme consisting of Mask Dances and Folk Songs performed by Royal Academy of performing Arts (RAPA)
    • Depart to Punakha.
    • Leaving Thimphu the road climbs steeply through a forest of pine, cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochola Pass at 3050 meters. This pass often offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges.
    • Descend along a series of hairpin bends to the fertile valley of Punakha.
    In the afternoon we visit Punakha Dzong which is the winter seat of Je Khenpo and is the ancient capital of Bhutan. It is remarkably located between the rivers of the Mo (Female) Chu and Pho (Male) Chu. This Dzong is open to visitors only during summers when Je Khenpo and the Monk Body are in Thimphu.

  • Day 06 : Punakha - Wangdue – Paro

    • Drive to Wangdue which is one of the major towns and district headquarters of Western Bhutan and this is where we make a short stop to view the Wangdue Phodrang Dzongs significantly located on the spur of a hill by the joining together of the Tsang Chu and Dang Chu rivers.
    • Drive back to Paro.

  • Day 07 : Paro valley sightseeing and Tiger's nest hike

    • Drive towards the north of Paro valley to visit the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzongs (16) sixteen kilometers up the valley.
    Built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyalwho was the father and the unifier of medieval Bhutan. These Dzongs were destroyed by an accidental fire and left in ruins as a reminiscent cue of the great victories it was built to honor.
    • Explore the ramparts and on a clear day you will be able to experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari -7,314 meters.
    • Drive to Satsam Chorten to hike to Paro Taktsang or seize the chance of taking a horse ride all the way up to the Tiger’s Nest.
    The horse ride till the cafeteria will take around one and half hour.
    • Walk back to the road point.
    • Drive to Kyichu Lhakhang which is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.
    • Drive to a stopover to breathe in the evening air with a walk through Paro's main shopping district.

  • Day 08 : Departure to Kathmandu

    • Drive to the airport for your flight back to Kathmandu.
    • Received and checked into Dwarika’s Hotel (Breakfast and Dinner Included) in Kathmandu.
    • You will have the option of going sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square or Thamel area.
    • In the evening you will join our team for a Nepali cultural show and dinner.

  • Day 09 : Departure

Interested in this trip? Send your questions or start booking.

What is included

  • All accommodations included within Nepal and Bhutan.
  • Full broad meals included.
  • Private transfers.
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guides.
  • All airports pick up and transfers.
  • Farewell dinner which includes a Nepali cultural show.
  • Round trip airfare to Kathmandu – Bhutan – Kathmandu.
  • Travel permits.
  • Bhutan visa fees.
  • Major monuments’ entrance fee in Bhutan.
  • Yoga and meditation classes in Nepal.
  • One meditation class in Bhutan.

What is not included

  • Personal travel insurance.
  • All personal items.
  • A few lunches and dinners are not included.
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Mountain and road rescue.
  • Other emergency evacuations will be charged if necessary.
  • Expenses incurred as a result of illness, landslides, political disturbances, re-routing, flight cancellations and any other unforeseen situations and events which is not under our control.
  • Any kind of Table drinks, telephone bills, laundry, postage etc.
  • Nepal Visa cost -USD 25.
  • City monument entrance fee USD 35 (approx) which is payable upon arrival.

Interested in this trip? Send your questions or start booking.

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