Earthbound Expeditions have designed a special 12 days Nepal and Bhutan adventure tour you will get to know the unparalleled natural beauty and aged old cultures of the two Himalayan Kingdoms. Bhutan is a Buddhist centered religious core whereas Nepal follows multiple religions with Hinduism as a major religion and all religions exist in harmony throughout both countries.
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 take spectacular mountain flight over the Himalaya seeing the entire 1200 Km mountain range including close up view of Mt. Everest. If you’re looking for just the tour of Bhutan only, we have got the Bhutan Luxury Tour package for you.
This Nepal and Bhutan tour can be offered as private luxury travel packages for couples on honeymoon, baby boomers, for family holidays and it can be arranged to coincide with festival dates.
The two Himalayan kingdom’s offer you an incredible holiday experience in our amazing Nepal and Bhutan tour. 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 visiting UNESCO heritage monuments will enlighten you on the arts, culture, history, architecture, spirituality, and religion.
When you go to Nagarkot you have an opportunity to see a breath-taking 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 in mystical kingdom Bhutan including iconic Tiger’s nest hike.
After spending a wonderful time in Bhutan, we return back to Kathmandu again with an unforgettable Bhutan tour memory to treasure. The next day we go to Chitwan national park of Nepal for amazing jungle safari activities. In Chitwan NP, we will get the opportunity to witness different animals and species of birds. Going for an elephant safari or Jeep drive to spot the wild animals is the highlight accompanied by canoe ride, jungle walks, elephant breeding center visit, ethnic Tharu village walk, ethnic cultural show, and some free and relaxing time make your time a worthy to remember.
Inquire with the 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 mighty HIMALAYAS in a luxurious way.
What they said… who did Nepal and Bhutan tour with us in… Aug. 2015…” Earthbound Expeditions organized fantastic hotels and a wonderful tour of a 12-day trip that was a glimpse into Nepal and Bhutan. Cannot think of the trip as any better and if you do go with them be sure to get to know Rajan better, he is a Nepalese renaissance man and his stories are super interesting. The whole experience, highest quality, was also relatively cheap as I was choosing from a number of agencies….”
We are also happy to customize private treks of any lengths in Bhutan or in Nepal inclusive of all luxury facilities.
Note: Prince William and Kate from the UK recently traveled to India and Bhutan and enjoyed the beauty.
Similarly Price Harry also recently visited Nepal to hike, homestay, wildlife viewing, and even did volunteering, so you can do a similar tour with us.
Nepal and Bhutan tour can also be customized to suit individual interests and schedules.
You can combine India ( Taj Mahal) – Nepal, and Bhutan tour or even Nepal – Tibet and Bhutan tour with us. Please contact us for details.
You will be welcomed and received on your arrival by our representative at Tribhuvan International Airport ( TIA), 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.
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.
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.
Fly to Paro Airport, on a clear day the panoramic views of the Himalayas are sensational including the Everest, but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steeps turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro International Airport. Upon arrival and completing your immigration formalities, you meet your tour guide. Drive to Thimphu the Capital City of Bhutan (1 and half hour). The drive to Thimphu follows the Pa Chu River and down to its confluence with the Wang Chu River, continues your drive up valley to Thimphu.Check-in at the hotel, later in the evening visit theMemorial Chorten (Stupa) built in memory of the late 3rd king, followed with a visit to Kuenselphodrang where the tallest statue of Buddha is built. The view of the Thimphu Valley is magnificent from this point. Visit TashichhoeDzong, “The fortress of the glorious religion” houses the throne room of His Majesty the King.
After breakfast, drive to Punakha (around 3 hour),the road climbs a series of zigzags over the Dochula Pass (3050 meters) with its (weather permitting) spectacular views of the snowcapped Eastern Himalayas, continue driving to Punakhagradually descending through varied forest finally emerging into the highly cultivated valley of Punakha. Upon arrival visit ChimiLhakhang(Temple) dedicated to DrukpaKuenley, popularly known to the west as the divine mad man. You will have to walk through the paddy fields and few local farmhouses for about 20 minutes to get to the temple.Visit the PunakhaDzong; this is one of the most impressive Dzong in the Country located at the confluence of the two rivers, Pho-chu and Mo-chu. Literally meaning male and Female River.Punakha was also the former Capital of Bhutan.
After breakfast drive 4 hours to Paro once again over the Dochula Pass (3050 m).Upon arrival visit National Museum and RimpungDzong, the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley. A short walk takes you to the base of the Dzong and across a traditional cantilevered covered bridge. A short distance further is one of the innumerable archery grounds. (Archery is the national sport of Bhutan). If we are lucky, we may catch a match in action.Visit Kyichu, the oldest temple founded in 7th century by Tibetan king SongsangGangpo on the way back to hotel.
You may hike to the famousTaktsang Monastery, one of the most sacred place for Buddhist. Your 3-4 hour walk through the oaken and the pine forest is rewarding with an unforgettable view of the 1000 meters below and a chance to see the unusual temple clinging to the side of the cliff.A less strenuous pony ride to the temple is also available on extra payment.
Drive to the airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. You will be received and checked into 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.
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.
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.
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.
You will be transferred to the airport for the final departure of our Nepal and Bhutan tour.