Nepal Bhutan Tour - 10 Days

Overview

Nepal Bhutan Tour is a touring package of ten days in total where you get tour in two countries, Nepal and Bhutan, sightseeing the different cultural, religious and architectural wonders which these two countries possess one after another while being flown between the two by Druk Air.

Nepal and Bhutan, where this Nepal Bhutan Tour happens, are both countries which lie in the might Himalayan region. They are just separated by the Indian State of Sikkim from each other. Both of these countries have through the history of time evolved independently, creating an indigenous culture which is portrayed in the architecture, art and designs in forms which is very special to them. Now there are for display and to see according to the laws which the country enshrines in it. Because of this, both of these countries, have similarities in what you get to see in this tour of Bhutan and Nepal, but in their own ways. In Nepal, you tour two cities Kathmandu and Pokhara, where as in Bhutan, you also get to tour three cities, one the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu, the other Punakha and finally, the last Paro. Whether it is Nepal or Bhutan in the tour, both of them will try to display the best of what it has – so much so, this Nepal Bhutan Tour becomes and enlightening display of cultures, traditions, religions and social orders in which you get the best.

Outline Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (1,400m) Drive or Fly
Day 4: Pokhara: Sarangkot (1,600m) Sunrise and City Tour
Day 5: Drive or Fly to Kathmandu
Day 6: Fly to Paro (Bhutan) and drive to Thimphu
Day 7: Drive from Thimphu to Punakha (1,310m)
Day 8: Drive from Punakha to Paro
Day 9: Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ (3,120 m)
Day 10: Destination Home

Trip Highlights

  • Witness panoramic aerial view of Himalayan ranges during Kathmandu Lhasa & Kathmandu Paro flights
  • Enjoy sightseeing tour to medieval city of Kathmandu
  • Explore the magical beauty of Pokhara
  • Witness panoramic views of Himalayan range, sunrise and Pokhara city from Sarangkot
  • Explore Paro exploding with colors and tradition.
  • Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’- one of the most famous monasteries in Bhutan.
  • Witness Bhutanese culture, tradition and day to day lifestyles of Bhutanese people.

Highlights

Taking this Nepal Bhutan Tour connects you across of two similar cultures, both of them happen to be in the Himalayan Region. In Nepal, you will be taken on a tour of two cities, where you will get to see the sun rising over the mountains of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare and others from Sarangkot, then take a tour of the Lakeside City of Pokhara, where all is happening in the world of tourism in Nepal, before which you visit the cultural valuable places in Kathmandu, such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, a large temple complex built in the fifth century AD for Lord Shiva, then Swayambhunath Temple cum Stupa, which also goes by the name of Monkey Temple. This is a Buddhist Temple, which has the story of the creation of Kathmandu written into it. And there is Baudhanath Stupa, one of the oldest and largest in Asia, which is believed to have the hair of Buddha buried in it.

Another special thing about this Nepal Bhutan Tour, is the flight which connects you between Kathmandu in Nepal with Paro in Bhutan. It is like a mountain flight in Nepal. You get to see the High Himalayan Ranges covering the entire journey between the two countries to the north, and the lush green landscape below you with white water fast flowing river between valleys and gorges and glaciers here and there.
Then comes the time when you land in Paro, the only international airport in Bhutan and taken on a tour to three cities day after day, to Monasteries, Dzongs (ancient fortresses), Lakhangs (Bhutanese word for temples), and visiting the local and rural landscape which Bhutan is known for, all becomes a part of the Bhutan Tour part of the combined country tour. Eventually, not forgetting to mention, is the Taktsang Monastery, that stands nearly three thousand metres up against the cliff, against all engineering logic built in the past to the Buddhist culture of Bhutan with the story of a Guru Rinpoche having flown on the back of a tigress to meditate there for three months. A tour of this kind will only leave you awe.

What about boarding and lodging?
While you are on the tour, you will be accommodated each night in a three star and hotel, in both of the countries. All meals are provided while you are on the tour in Bhutan and Nepal. Plus sightseeing tours and getting from city to city, is either by tourist buses or private vehicles.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu (1,400m)

Today, you will arrive at the International Airport in Kathmandu. A representative of the company, will be waiting to welcome you and take you by private vehicle to your three star hotel accommodation. If you arrive in Kathmandu, then you can just rest who hang around the vicinity of your hotel, taking in the sight and sounds.

Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Today, you will go on a sightseeing tour of special places in Kathmandu, all of them are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
-You first begin by going to Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is in the centre of the city. It houses the old palace of the Shah Kings and a number of temples and a vast open market and houses still in the old building style.
-Next, we go to Pushupatinath Temple. It is a large temple complex built around the fifth century to honour Lord Shiva.
-Then after lunch, we go to Swayambhunath Temple atop a hillock, revered both by the Hindus and Buddhist a link. This Temple Stupa, has the creation of the Kathmandu Valley linked to it.
-Finally, we go to Boudhanath, which is the largest and holiest stupa in Nepal. It is said to have the single strand of the Buddha’s hair in it. It is also believed that by circumambulation its circumference ringing the bells and turning the prayer wheels, one gets relief from torment and stress.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Pokhara (1,400m) Drive or Fly

Today, you have the option of either going by bus or flying to Pokhara (flying will incur an extra charge). Going by tourist bus, will take you about seven to eight hour though the most wonderful sceneries of green hills along the Trishuli River, with wayside villages on the way. The flight will be the most of half an hour with an aerial view of the rural landscape. You will then check into a hotel.

Day 4
Pokhara: Sarangkot (1,600m) Sunrise and City Tour

Early in the morning, before the sunrises, you will be taken to the village of Sarangkot atop a hill, to catch the sunrise over the snow-capped mountain of Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhare and other peaks. A little later after taking in the sights, we head back to the city for a tour of it.
-We first go to famous Bindabasni Temple which is dedicated to the Goddess Durga.
-Then it is the Seti Gorge
-The Davis Falls
-The Longest Cave in South Asia the Gupteshwor Cave.
-Then we drive to the World Peace Stupa.
-Then take a boat ride in the Fewa tal (lake) with the reflection of Annapurna in it.
-Visit the Tibetan refugee camp.
-And Visit the Mountaineering Museum.

Day 5
Drive or Fly to Kathmandu

Today, we return to Kathmandu by the choice of flying or by bus. In Kathmandu. We check into a hotel and then have the remaining time to do as we might please.

Day 6
Fly to Paro (Bhutan) and drive to Thimphu

Today, you fly from Kathmandu to Paro in Bhutan, the flight by Druk Air take you over some of the most breath-taking terrain of the Himalayas, with rolling green hills below, and the high Snow-capped Mountain peaks to the north. You then land in the Lush green valley at Paro. Here you will be met by the tour guiding staff, whom will take you to town for lunch.
-After lunch, you will be driven to Thimphu in an hour’s driven for your sightseeing
-In Thimphu, we first visit Buddha’s point, to the largest statue of Buddha, overlooking the Thimphu City.
-Then it is to the King’s Memorial Choten, built in memory of the Late King.
-Then it is Tashichho Dzong, a fortress, now used as an administrative, block, temples, and monastery.
-Then it is Farmer’s market and Folk Heritage Museum set in a 300 year old house.

Day 7
Drive from Thimphu to Punakha (1,310m)

After completing breakfast, we drive to Punakha via the Dochula Pass at 3,140 metres, from where we get a majestic view of the High Eastern Himalayan Mountains on a clear day.
On the way, we stop and take a short hike to Chimi Lakhang (temple) dedicated to Drukpa Kunley, which is the temple of fertility.

Day 8
Drive from Punakha to Paro

After breakfast, we drive back to Paro, and do some sightseeing.
-Rinpung Dzong Monastery, Fortress on a Heap of Jewels – this fortress has protect the country from number of invasions in the past.
-Airport View Point – to see the stunning lands and the far end of the Paro Valley.

Day 9
Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ (3,120 m)

Today, we take a short drive to the base of Taktsang Monastery and make a two hour hike to the Taktsang Monastery, also called the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. It is a monastery which is nearly three thousand metres high above sea level built against the walls of a cliff. It is believed that the Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress to meditate here for three months. It is one of the most famous monasteries for it architecture.

Day 10
Destination Home

Now that you tour is complete, you will be taken to the airport in Paro, for your flight out of Bhutan to your next planned destination.
At Breakfree Adventures, we hope that you had a fabulous time on this tour, where we take your security and comfort of high importance.

Cost

What is Included

  • Airport pick up/drop off by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Guided Kathmandu city tour at 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites with private vehicle and guide.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu transfers by a tourist bus. (Option: Flight or private vehicle)
  • Sarangkot sunrise tour & Pokhara city sightseeing with private vehicle and guide.
  • 3-star accommodation throughout your Bhutan stay (4 & 5 stars may require an additional premium).
  • Three meals per day - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner in Bhutan (only breakfast on last day)
  • Guided city tour in Bhutan by an experienced English speaking local tour guide.
  • All transportation by a private vehicle in Bhutan.
  • Necessary permit and monuments entrance fees in Bhutan.
  • Bhutan Visa fees.
  • Government royalty, tax, visa fees, service charge in Bhutan.
  • All government taxes, VAT and office service charge.

What is Not Included

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara.
  • Monuments entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu/Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs for faster service)
  • International airfare and travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Tips & Gratuities.

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Nepal Bhutan Tour

Trip Facts

  • Nepal/Bhutan
  • 10 Day(s)
  • All year round
  • Private vehicles & Flights
  • Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ (3,120 m)
  • Easy
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Paro, Bhutan
  • Cultural Sightseeing & hiking
  • Cultural & Nature Tour
  • Nepal-UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Pokhara City/Bhutan- Taktsang Monastery 'Tiger's Nest', Paro Ringpung Dzong, Thimphu City
  • Hotels

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