2-Week Nepal Bhutan tour

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  • Duration: 14 days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Tour Type: Privated Guided tour
  • Max altitude: 3400 m.
  • Transportation: Land & Air
  • Best Time: Feb - May. & Sep - Dec

The Best of Nepal and Bhutan: Culture and Nature Tour

Embark on a transformative 2-week Nepal Bhutan tour, exploring the rich cultural and natural treasures of these enchanting destinations. Our immersive tour package begins in the dynamic Kathmandu Valley, where you'll delve into centuries-old culture by visiting the historic Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan. Admire the breathtaking architecture of dazzling temples, including the revered Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath and iconic Buddhist stupas like Swayambhunath and Boudhanath.

Experience the thrill of a wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park, encountering the diverse flora and fauna of Nepal's jungles. Then, be captivated by the Himalayan panoramas of Pokhara, where heavenly natural beauty awaits at every turn.

The first half of our Best of Nepal and Bhutan tour is dedicated to discovering Nepal's cultural heritage, natural splendor, and wildlife treasures. From savoring local cuisine to observing Sadhus in temples and monks in stupas, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Nepalese life.

After exploring Nepal, embark on a scenic Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Paro, unveiling the serene landscapes of Bhutan, aptly known as the "Dragon Kingdom." Delve into Bhutan's peaceful ambiance and rich cultural heritage as you visit various Dzongs, monasteries, stupas, and temples in Paro, Thimphu, Trongsa, Bumthang, and Punakha.

In addition to popular tourist sites, our tour offers unique off-the-beaten-path experiences in remote destinations like Trongsa and Bumthang. Here, you'll encounter fewer tourists but discover the essence of Bhutan through interactions with locals, breathtaking mountain vistas, and preserved cultural traditions.

The spiritual heartland of Bhutan, Bumthang Valley, beckons with its ancient Buddhist temples, serene nature, and local craftsmanship producing honey, cheese, apples, and handicrafts. Experience the essence of Bhutanese culture, breathtaking mountain vistas, and the tranquility of nature, culminating in an unforgettable hike to the iconic Tiger's Nest monastery.

Our 2-Week Nepal and Bhutan tour is available year-round as a private guided experience, but the best times to visit are from February to May and September to Mid-December when you can fully appreciate the cultural and natural beauty of these enchanting destinations. Join us on this 2-week journey, where classic sights of Nepal blend seamlessly with the happiness journey of Bhutan.

2 weeks Nepal Bhutan tour highlights

  • Visit UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley
  • Embrace beauty of Durbar Squares of Kathmandu valley
  • Experience wildlife safari tour in Chitwan National Park
  • Fascinate with Himalayan Panorama and Lake Visit in Pokhara
  • Enjoy Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Paro
  • Experience Bhutanese Buddhist culture
  • Enjoy the spectacular Himalayan scenery.
  • Visit regular sites around Thimphu, Paro and Punakha
  • Explore remote Trongsa & Bumthang valley visit ancient Monasteries& Dzongs
  • Enjoy a day hike to the Tiger's Nest Monastery in Paro
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Trip Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal

Up on arrival at Kathmandu airport meet our tour official representative, complete the custom and immigration formalities and drive to hotel and evening free time on you own.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: None Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu city

Full day guided sightseeing around Kathmandu city, you will visit Swayambhunath Stupa “Monkey Temple”, Patan Durbar Square & Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which will take you to visit Nepal’s most popular cultural attractions.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

Day 03: Kathmandu UNESCO World Heritage tour

Full day guided sightseeing around historical Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pasupatinath Temple &  Boudhanath Stupa. Kathmandu Durbar square, also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar, used to be the residence of the Nepali royal family and administrators. Kumari Ghar, Kastamandap, Taleju Temple, Basantapur square are the major attraction there. One of the most sacred Hindu temples of Nepal – Pashupatinath Temple is located on both banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Boudhanath Stupa, with its colossal white Mandala set against the beautiful landscape of the Himalayas, is the most important Buddhist stupa in Nepal.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

Day 04: Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park (170 KM, 4-5 hours)

After breakfast drive to Chitwan National to expereince the wildlife safari in Nepal. Up on arrival have a welcome drink for refreshment, briefing about afternoon program; have a lunch join for the safari activities – elephant back safari or Jeep safari, village tour or birding and evening Tharu cultural dance show and dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Chitwan Maximum Altitude: 150m.

Day 05: Drive from Chitwan to Pokhara (145KM, 3-4 hours)

Early morning jungle activities, you will enjoy dugout Canoe ride, visit elephant breeding center, jungle walk. Then drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is a most beautiful city because of Lakes and Himalayas. Evening, visit World peace pagoda to enjoy the Pokhara city, mountain and Lake View.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Pokhara Maximum Altitude: 820m.

Day 06: Pokhara sightseeing

Early morning drive to Sarangkot (1600m) to view the sunrise over the Himalayan peaks. After sunrise view back to Pokhara for breakfast. After breakfast visit Davi’s fall and Gupteshwor cave, Tibetan refugee camp, boating in Phewa Lake for one hour & visit Tal Barahi temple. Evening stroll time around Lakeside.
(Optional: you can enjoy paragliding in Pokhara)

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Pokhara Maximum Altitude: 820m.

Day 07: Drive from Pokhara to Kathamndu (220 KM, 6 hours)

After breakfast take an overland journey to Kathmandu. Evening free time in Kathmandu for relax or shopping and be ready for Bhutan tour next day.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

Day 08: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro and drive to Thimphu (Bhutan)

After breakfast transfer to Kathmandu airport and fly to Paro airport of Bhutan, up on arrival there meet our official tour operation representative and drive to Thimphu (65km-2 hrs) capital city of Bhutan, transfer to hotel, be refresh, brief about tour program and visit Changangkha Lhakhang & Buddha Dordenma.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Thimphu Maximum Altitude: 2334m.

Day 09: Thimphu sightseeing & drive to Trongsa

After breakfast meet the tour guide at hotel and join full day guided sightseeing tour. Morning first visit the Zeleukha Nunnery, National Library and Memorial Chorten of the Late King Jigme Dorjee Wangchuk in the heart of Thimpu town, Ludrong Memorial Garden and The Tashichhodzong, 'The fortress of the auspicious Religion'. Afternoon lunch break and drive to Trongsa (200 KM) and visit Trongsa Dzong.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Trongsa Maximum Altitude: 2108m.

Day 10: Drive from Trongsa to Bumthang

After breakfast visit Ta Dzong & drive to Bumthang (68 KM, 3 hours). You will drive through Yutong-La pass (3,400m).In Bumthang visit Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang & Tamzhing Monastery.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Bumthang Maximum Altitude: 3400m.

Day 11: Drive from Bumthang to Punakha

Morning visit Jakar Dzong and drive to Punakha (205KM, 7 hours). Evening relaxing time in Punakha.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Punakha Maximum Altitude: 3400m.

Day 12: Punakha Sightseeing & drive to Paro

In the morning time, visit Punakha Dzong, Wangdi Dzong, Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, Suspension bridge. Then drive to Paro, on the way visit Simtokha Dzong . In Paro, visit National Museum & Paro Dzong. Paro Dzong also known as Rinpung Dzong which is built in 1644. It is the symbol of Bhutanese architecture.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Paro Maximum Altitude: 3100m.

Day 13: Paro to Taktsang Lhakang (Tiger Nest Monastery) excursion tour.

After breakfast meet the guide drive to Kyichu Lhakhang, which is considered the spiritual heart of the Kingdom of Bhutan and its people. Then drive to Sartsham Chorten and 4 hours uphill hiking (optional: 2 hour of horseback riding) will take you to the Taktsang cafeteria. After refreshment, commence a short trek to the viewpoint to witness a fascinating eye-level view of the famous Taktsang Lhakhang also known as the tiger's nest. PM: After lunch a slow downhill trek to Sartsham Chorten and then drive to hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Paro Maximum Altitude: 3120m.

Day 14: Final Departure

After breakfast, transfer to the Paro airport for final departure. You may fly to Kathmandu and catch the connecting flight to your country or fly to other destinations as you wish.

Accommodation: None Meals: Breakfast Place: - Maximum Altitude: 2200m.

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Inclusion in the Package

Included

In Nepal

  • Admission fees to sightseeing spots & activities specified
  • Tour guide-excellent English-speaking guide
  • Hotel accommodation wtih breakfast
  • Transportation by private vehicle, Car, van or mini bus as per group size

In Bhutan

  • Twin sharing accommodation in the hotel
  • Full board service during the tour (3 meals per day)
  • Transportation for airport pick up-drop and tour destination transfer
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking Guide
  • All entrance fees and permits as per tour program

Excluded

  • All flight costs for specified destination
  • Bhutan Visa fee
  • Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee,
  • Meals- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Costs extra-in case of flight cancellation, bad weather forecast, road blockage and extra days stay except package 
  • Travel Insurance and expenses of personal nature
  • Tips & gratuity for guide, driver and staffs

Availability

This trip is a private guided one and can be arranged on your requested date. The group size for this trip is one to above.

Useful Information

Visa Requirements for Nepal & Bhutan:

For Nepal: Most nationalities can obtain a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
For Bhutan: Visitors to Bhutan require a visa, and it must be arranged through Himalayan Mentor Pior your trip.

Best Time to Visit:

Nepal: The best time to visit Nepal is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is pleasant and ideal for trekking and sightseeing.
Bhutan: The peak tourist seasons in Bhutan are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), offering clear skies and mild temperatures.

The itinerary we have proposed here covers places that can be visited throughout the year.

Weather:

Nepal: Weather varies depending on the region. Generally, Kathmandu experiences mild temperatures with cool winters and warm summers. Regions like Pokhara and Chitwan can be hotter during the summer months.
Bhutan: Bhutan has a diverse climate. The southern plains experience a hot and humid climate, while the northern regions are cooler. In Thimphu, temperatures can range from cool to cold throughout the year.

Health and Safety:

Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance covering medical emergencies and take precautions against altitude sickness if trekking or visiting high-altitude areas. The tour reaches elevations as high as 3200 meters. Follow safety guidelines provided by tour guides, especially during treks and adventure activities.

Cultural Etiquette:

Respect local customs and traditions, especially in religious sites. Dress modestly, especially when visiting temples, monasteries, and religious sites. Ask for permission before taking photographs of locals, especially in rural areas.

Transportation:

Domestic flights are available between major cities in Nepal, such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan. In Bhutan, travel between cities is by road for this 2 week Nepal Bhutan tour.

Accommodation:

Nepal and Bhutan offer a variety of accommodation options, including luxury hotels, deluxe hotels, and standard accommodations. We will recommend hotels based on your preferences and requirements.

Currency and Payment:

The currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR), while the currency in Bhutan is the Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN). Credit cards are widely accepted in tourist areas, but it's advisable to carry cash for smaller purchases and in rural areas.

Local Cuisine:

Explore the diverse culinary offerings of Nepal and Bhutan, which include traditional dishes like momos (dumplings), dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), and Ema Datshi (spicy cheese stew).

Himalayan Mentor advises you to plan your tour to Nepal and Bhutan well in advance, taking into account your interests and the season of travel. This will ensure you make the most of your 2-week adventure in Nepal and Bhutan!

This 2-week Nepal Bhutan tour spanning 14 days covers the most iconic cultural and natural sites in both countries. If you desire a customized version of this tour package, please don't hesitate to inform us. We can Tailor-Make a Nepal Bhutan tour according to your preferences.