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Nepal and Bhutan Tour - 12 Days

Explore two amazing South Asian countries just in one go

Get to know the to the unparalleled natural beauty and age-old cultures of the two Himalayan Kingdoms.Bhutan is a Buddhist centered religious core whereas Nepal follows multiple religions with Hinduism as major religion and all religions exist in harmony throughout the country.

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Nepal and Bhutan, two Himalayan kingdoms offer you an incredible holiday experience. The tour starts from Kathmandu, Nepal and takes you around Kathmandu and Nagarkot for a wonderful heritage and natural touring experience. Exploring around Kathmandu valley heritage monuments will enlighten you on the arts, culture, history, architecture, spirituality, religion and many more. When you go to Nagarkot you have an opportunity to see a breathtaking view of the Himalayan range and a beautiful sunrise. The tour then takes you to Bhutan to experience an abundance of Buddhist culture and practices. Explore and immerse into the local Buddhist culture and enjoy the natural beauty there.

After spending a wonderful time in Bhutan, we return back to Kathmandu again with an unforgettable Bhutan memory to treasure. The next day we go to Chitwan national park for an amazing jungle safari activities. Here, we will get the opportunity to witness different animals and species of birds. Going for an elephant safari to spot the wild animals is the highlight accompanied by canoe ride, jungle walk, elephant breeding center visit, ethnic village walk, ethnic cultural show and some free and relaxing time make your time a worthy to remember. 

We at Earthbound Expeditions have combined these two popular Himalayan Experiences trips to Nepal and Bhutan which begins from Kathmandu and will lead towards Bhutan.

This tour is offered as Private Travel Packages for couples on honeymoons, 50 plus travelers and for family holidays and it can be arranged to coincide with festival dates.
We are also happy to customize private treks of any lengths in Bhutan or in Nepal inclusive of all luxury facilities.
It can also be customized to suit individual interests and schedules.

Inquire with Earthbound Expeditions team to guide you on your way to Bhutan and Nepal luxury tour packages and benefit from the diverse thrilling world of its own in the midst of nature. You can view the HIMALAYAS in a luxurious way.


Trip Profile

12 DAYS NEPAL – BHUTAN TOUR

3 Nights 4 Days

  • Kathmandu valley along with sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites

4 Nights 5 Days

  • Bhutan along with sightseeing around Thimpu, Paro and Punakha valley with the Tiger Nest - Taksakang Monastery.

2 Nights 3 Days

  • Jungle Safari activities will involve exploring the one horned Rhinos and the Royal Bengal Tiger in Chitwan National Park, Nepal.

Trip Details & Facts

  • Deluxe rooms in Nepal’s and Bhutan's most recommended luxury hotels.
  • You will have 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, and more.
  • Highly personalized itinerary planning.
  • Expert advice from our Bhutan specialists who have traveled extensively in Bhutan.
  • Both way Airfare to Paro - Bhutan from Kathmandu - Nepal.
  • Private transfers.
  • Restaurant reservations, spa appointments, shopping recommendations, access to local festivals and other activities.

Departure Dates
• 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 Day
  • Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing - Nagarkot
  • Day 03 : Nagarkot - Kathmandu
  • 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 : Kathmandu - Chitwan national Park
  • Day 10 : Chitwan Exploration Day
  • Day 11 : Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 12 : Departure

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  • Day 01 : Arrival Day

    You will be welcomed and received on your arrival by our representative at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Later on, you will be transferred to your hotel and you can take your relaxing time until we meet at some point in the evening for the trip briefing. You will be informed with the briefing time on your arrival at hotel.

  • Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing - Nagarkot

    After breakfast in the morning we go for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. We are going to do the UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE TOUR today which includes:

    Swoyambhunath - The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley.

    Pashupatinath- A holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across men with ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look which is typical look of a Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus.

    Boudhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple.

    Patan Durbar Square- A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and also the amazing Nepali Architecture.

    Later on, we drive to Nagarkot for about 1.5 hrs and stay overnight there. Nagarkot is a beautiful hill station 32 Kilometers east of Kathmandu and famous for sunrise and Mountain View. We can enjoy the breathtaking view of Langtang range in the Himalaya and other magnificent mountains including Sisa Pangma, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar and also a tiny glimpse of Mt. Everest on a very clear day. Sunrise from here is as fascinating as it can be. The cool weather there makes us wish for more days there but so sad, we are checking out tomorrow.

    Overnight stay at a hotel.

  • Day 03 : Nagarkot - Kathmandu

    Early morning wake up for the sunrise. We will check out the hotel after breakfast and drive for about 40 minutes to Bhaktapur for a sightseeing tour of the world heritage town. After about 2 hours’ sightseeing of Bhaktapur, we come back to Kathmandu, check into hotel and free time. Prepare for the Bhutan Trip to start tomorrow. B

  • Day 04 : Depart for BHUTAN

    The flight into Paro on Druk Air is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of the country. During clear weather you can get glimpses of the world's highest peaks give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. The first pleasure presented to you by Bhutan will be the cool, clean fresh air as you step out of the plane. After clearing customs and visa control you are received by your guide and we will depart towards Paro town for lunch.
    • After lunch we will 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].

    • We will depart for Thimphu the modern capital of Bhutan in the late afternoons. The drive will take around 1.5 hours. Thimphu has a population of about 98,000 people and the town is made up of just three lines of shops and is the only capital in the world without traffic lights!
    We will have our dinner and stay the night at Taj Tashi Resort.

  • Day 05 : Thimphu valley sightseeing and Punakha Valley

    Thimphu sightseeing includes a visit to the
    • National Memorial Chorten and National Library which are stocked with priceless ancient Buddhist manuscripts.
    • Folk Heritage Museum is dedicated to connecting people to the Bhutanese rural past through exhibition of items and artifacts used in rural households.
    • Textile Museum is where the art of traditional weaving is still kept alive and preserved through exhibitions and has a good collection of old textiles which are rich in its colors and designs.
    • Handicrafts Emporium has variety of Bhutanese handicrafts for sale.
    After lunch we will take a short drive to Chubachu where you will be able to witness a Cultural Programme consisting of Mask Dances and Folk Songs performed by Royal Academy of performing Arts (RAPA) and then 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.
    After stopping for tea and taking in the views we 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 the summers when Je Khenpo and the Monk Body are in Thimphu.
    After dinner we will stay the night at Taj Tashi.

  • Day 06 : Punakha - Wangdue - Paro

    Continue our 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 and then we drive back to Paro.
    After dinner we stay the night at Uma Paro Resort.

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

    In the morning, we drive towards the north of Paro valley to visit the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong which is (16) sixteen kilometers up the valley and was built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal who was the father and the unifier of medieval Bhutan. These Dzongs were destroyed by accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate.
    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. At the view point you will enjoy the stunning views of the monastery where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century.
    • We then walk back to the road point.
    • Drive to Kyichu Lhakhang which is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.
    After lunch we drive to a stopover to breathe in the evening air with a walk through Paro's main shopping district.
    After dinner we stay at Uma Paro Resort.

  • Day 08 : Departure to Kathmandu

    Drive to the airport for your flight back to Kathmandu.
    You will be 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 we will invite you for a Nepali cultural show and dinner.

  • Day 09 : Kathmandu - Chitwan national Park

    After breakfast early in the morning, we start driving to Chitwan National Park. It takes us about 5 hours to reach this beautiful National Park to the down south of Nepal. Chitwan national park was once the hunting ground of British and Nepalese aristocrats. Today, the animals - elephant, rhinoceros, tiger, leopard and deer - are protected, not shot. The greatest thrill here is to scout for wildlife on the back of an elephant. This national park is enlisted in the UNESCO’s Natural Heritage Site. Stay in Hotel near National park.

  • Day 10 : Chitwan Exploration Day

    Full day in Chitwan National Park for exciting activities like: jungle walk, elephant riding, village visit, canoeing, visit to elephant breeding center, bird-watching etc. A nature guide will lead us through all the activities giving us more insights about the wildlife, flora and fauna in the national park. View of wild and aquatic life like rhinoceros, deer, bear, crocodile, and different birds can make our day there. In the evening we can enjoy the Tharu cultural show. Tharus are aboriginal people of the area who have their own language, culture and tradition.

  • Day 11 : Fly back to Kathmandu

    Fly back to Kathmandu and you will have the day to yourself for more exploration of the vicinity. In the evening, we go for a farewell dinner and a Nepali cultural show.

  • Day 12 : Departure

    You will be transferred to airport for the final departure.

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What is included

  • All accommodations included within Nepal and Bhutan.
  • Full broad meals included.
  • Private transfers.
  • Sightseeing
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guides.
  • All airports pick up and transfers.
  • Farewell dinner including a Nepali cultural show.
  • Round trip airfare to Kathmandu – Bhutan – Kathmandu.
  • Travel permits.
  • Bhutan visa fees.
  • Major monuments’ entrance fee 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 fees in Kathmandu USD 35 (approx) which is payable upon arrival.

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