Duration
14 Days
Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Jungle Safari
  • Monastery Observation
  • Sunrise view
Accommodation
  • 3-star hotel in Nepal and Bhutan
Meals
  • Daily Breakfast at hotel
  • 08 Lunch
  • 09 Dinner

Price

Reduced

$4860 USD

$3650 USD

10% Discount for Group

Overview & Highlights

Nepal and Bhutan Tour Highlights


  • Visit Thimpu, Paro, Punakha Valley
  • Visit Heritage historical center, Traditional School of Arts and Crafts, Punakha National Park, JigmeDorji, and National Library
  • Visit old Tibetan Buddhist culture
  • Appreciate the grand excellence of the nation and watch the nearby way of life
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing (Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square)
  • City of paradise — Pokhara sightseeing and sunrise view from Sarangkot
  • Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park (Jeep Safari 3-4 hours, canoeing at Rapti River, Tharu Cultural Dance Show++`-*

Overview of Nepal and Bhutan Tour


Nepal and Bhutan Tour takes you on a beautiful journey of discovery. Discover the cultural riches of these two Himalayan destinations. This unforgettable Nepal-Bhutan trip will let you experience unique mountain cultures and traditions that have remained untouched by modernity. Explore ancient heritage sites and step inside sacred temples and monasteries. Gain insight into the vibrant spiritual traditions. In less than two weeks you will get to experience the major highlights of these two fascinating destinations.

Journey into the heart of Nepal and experience the colorful sights and culture of this enchanting region. Mingle with local villagers and craftspeople, visit tranquil temples and sacred Buddhist sites, travel the cobbled streets of tiny mountain towns and search for unique wildlife. From the whirlwind of Kathmandu to the lush jungle of Chitwan National Park – with plenty of delightful hidden gems in between – take an unforgettable tour of Nepal, brimming with culture, histor,y and natural beauty. Bhutan is the little secret of Asia. Overshadowed and nestled between China and India, it is a relatively new travel spot, with many undiscovered secrets in its natural scenery and quiet townships. The land is dotted with red-clothed monks, ancient Buddhist temple,s and friendly smiles. It is one calm country, where gross national happiness is more important than money, where chilies are used as a vegetable rather than for spice, and the thunder dragon, Druk, is emblazoned on the national flag, symbolizing the people of Bhutan: loyal, patriotic and living with a total sense of belonging within the kingdom.

Take this Nepal and Bhutan Package Tour and visit two Himalayan nations renowned for their dramatic landscapes, outstanding mountain views, generous hospitality, and fascinating culture.  For centuries outsiders were forbidden to enter these two Himalayan kingdom’s. While Nepal opened its doors to outsiders during the late 1960s, tourism in Bhutan was introduced only in the mid-1970s. Following a strict policy of sustainable tourism to safeguard its environment and culture, Bhutan allows only a handful of tourists to visit the country each year. Embark on an unforgettable journey and explore Bhutan and Nepal Tour.

Nepal and Bhutan Tour Itinerary

Representatives from Peregrine Tour and Trek will receive you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. At the hotel, you will meet your leader and he will give briefing about your trip in the late afternoon. The briefing contains trip details, itinerary description and schedule. If there are any last-minute changes, coordinate with the leader to make rearrangements. Later in the evening, you are free to stroll around the streets of Kathmandu by foot. Kathmandu is a city carrying ancient architectures and modern structures both at a same time. There are mostly Newari people and their traditions are the ethnic group inhabiting the city forming street markets (bazaar). After the street walk, consult with the leader for dinner in the local restaurants with your group.

Meals: Not Inlcuded

On the second day, you will take a mountain flight and fly over the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest. The weather is quite unpredictable for the flight but, we will try our best to take records of probable weather timing. With this flight, you will also gain the experience of flying over Sagarmatha National Park. It is the first national park of Nepal to be listed in UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.Descending from the highest peak we will return to Kathmandu and move ahead to explore few World Heritage Sites. Our next attraction is Bouddhanath Stupa which is located at the heart of Tibetan trade to Kathmandu. The structure of Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest and unique in the world.

In addition, we will visit the biggest Hindu Temple, Pashupatinath situated on the bank of divine river Bagmati. Walking around the temple, you might encounter the Hindu funeral on the bank (ghat). The most common ritual of funeral in Hindu religion is burning the corpse. It might give you a cultural shock. The temple usually closes from noon till 5 Pm.  If you have more time then you can come back to the temple the biggest aratistarting from 6 pm till 7:30 pm. Either way you can walk around the nearest durbar square, Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is surrounded with astounding architecture dating back to Lichhavi Period in the third century. Moreover, all these three complexes were inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage Site in the same year, 1979 AD.

Meals: Breakfast

On this day, we will catch the early morning bus to Pokhara or flight on additional USD 120, where we are going to spend two nights there. Pokhara is famous as city of lakes. There are seven lakes in Pokhara region, among which Phewa Lake is the second largest in Nepal. We will reside in one of the best hotels near Phewa Lake. At the day time, we will ride for 20 minutes to reach Peace Pagoda. Out of eight Peace Pagodas, Nepal has two; one in Lumbini and another in Pokhara.From here you can see panoramic view of Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare (fishtail peak) and other surrounding peaks. After exploring and gaining peace from visiting peace pagoda, we will move to our next attraction. Many people know Nepal as a mountainous country. By visiting the International Mountain Museum, you will be able to learn about the history of mountains and its culture. You can call your day off after mesmerizing the past of mountains and the alluring tales.

Meals: Breakfast

Today you can have this day by yourself. You can either call your leader for few advise on sightseeing or explore wandering in the streets and see where it takes you. As mentioned earlier, there are seven lakes in Pokhara. You can plan on grabbing a bike and ride to the nearest lake, or take a boat and sail around. You can also go to for shopping and enjoy meals at some interesting cafes.

Meals: Breakfast

Today we will depart for our next destination which is the first national park of Nepal; Chitwan National Park. We will drive approximately for four hours (depending upon traffic) to reach there. At the afternoon time, you will check in on one of the ethnic and eco- lodge in Sauraha. There, the lodge manager will welcome the group and later on he will introduce us with the nature guide. A nature guide is most for any sort of activities done in national park. The guide will brief about the list of activities to be done and its schedule. We suggest you to take rest in the afternoon in your lodge to retain the stress from the road trip. Afterwards, you can walk towards the riverside and enjoy the sunset with chilled beer.

Tharu people are the former inhabitants of Chitwan National Park. These people have their own culture, traditions and customs. Every evening a group of Tharu people presents their cultural dance for an hour. You can consult with your leader and organize to see the cultural program in nearby theater. After the show you can either return to the hotel or stay at any bar and enjoy the drink with your friends.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Peregrine Tour and Trek is a travel agency which totally respect the animals. We do not support any activities like elephant safari or elephant bathing. Hence, there are other activities like Jeep Safari, Canoe ride, Elephant Walk and a friendly day with elephant. In the morning time you can book an activity of Elephant Walk, where you will be following an Asian captive elephant by foot. In this activity, you can get close to elephant and gain education about her natural behavior without causing any harm. After that get ready for the jeep safari. Chitwan National Park holds the second biggest population of endangered Rhinoceros unicornis. Around 120 tigers (Bengal tiger) inhibit in Chitwan National park but the sighting is pretty rare.

Apart from these magnificent creatures, you can see various kinds of deer, birds and other wildlife. Finishing the jeep safari, you can join for canoe ride in late afternoon and enjoy the silence of Rapti river. During your canoe ride you can have chance to see Gharial and Marsh Muggers. These are the only two species of crocodile existing in Nepal in which Gharials are considered endangered. After finishing these activities, you can rest your evening and have dinner in local Tharu Kitchen.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We have one option for you if feel like blending in the nature for the last time of this trip. There is an early morning bird watching program for couple of hours. You can join the program. After that we depart from Chitwan and fly to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we will wrap up Nepal trip and prepare for the next destined country, Bhutan.

Meals: Breakfast

We will take a short flight from Tribhuvan International Airport to Bhutan and land in Paro Airport. If its possible then manage your seat on the left side of the plane to enjoy scenic views of the mountains. Upon arrival in Paro, we will have to go through immigration office and complete few custom formalities. Later, a licensed Bhutanese guide will receive you and take you towards the capital city, Thimpu. Driving for two hours, you will see varieties of Bhutanese features starting from mountains, rivers, and agricultural fields with red rice planted. Reaching the hotel, you will have delicious local lunch and then get started to visit attractions nearby. On this day, the guide will take you to visit the two most popular and traditional factory. One is Nado Poizokhang Incence Factory and another is Gagyel Lhundrup Weaving Centre. You can then wander around the streets of Thimpu and explore the magical city.

After returning to hotel, we will have a small group session in the evening to discuss about the Bhutan trip and have dinner together.

Some Important Facts:

  • Bhutanese Government has strict regulations in tourism sector. They give provision to quality tourist rather than quantity.
  • Peregrine Tours is one of the valued travel agencies for Bhutan tours and we only provide a group visa.
  • The travelers are compelled to arrive and depart on the fix dates arranged by the tour agency.
  • There might be rare and unfortunate case of not getting a flight that causes early arrival or late departure.
  • In such cases, our agency can only book other accommodation in association with special individual visa.
  • Doing so could add you extra sum for your tour around 600 USD, which has to be paid at the time of booking.

Meals: Breakfast, and Dinner

Activities for the day:

  • Walk through the alleys of the Tibetan Village, agricultural fields, and pass natural timberland.
  • We will hike through the riverside trails to Pangri Zampa Gompa passing Tango and Cheri Gompa. It is the national center of traditional astrology.
  • Enjoy the picnic lunch on the bank of riverside.
  • Afternoon sightseeing in Thimpu.
  • Visit the National Memorial Stupa. It is one of the tallest monuments in Thimpu. It was built in the honor of the third king, Jigme Dorje Wangchuk.
  • Visit Zhilukha Nunnery also known as Drubthob Goemba. It is the biggest nunnery in Bhutan housing around 60 nuns.
  • Visit Choki Traditional Art School.
  • Visit National Textile Museum. Here you will see the Bhutanese history of traditional textile weaving and heritage.
  • Last but not the least, you can go shopping at the National handicrafts Emporium at the last day of your Thimpu stay. This place is popular for high quality handmade traditional products.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Punakha is one of the districts lying at an altitude of 1,242m lower than Thimpu. Due to the lower elevation, the temperature is quite warmer and also considered as the ancient winter capital of Bhutan. The distance between Punakha and Thimpu is around 72 km which will take us four hours of bus drive. During the journey to Punakha, we will pause at Dochu-La pass to steal a glance of Gangkar Punsum. Gangkar Punsum is the highest peak with an altitude of 24,770ft/7,550m.

Reaching Punakha, we will settle at the hotel and take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang. This complex is known as fertility temple where childless women visits for the blessing of child from the saint. There is a legend of Chimi Lhakhang which is dedicated to Mad Saint, Lama Drukpa Kunley. It is believed that Lama Kunley protected this area from the demon who appeared in the form of dog from Dochula Pass. He used his “flaming thunderbolt of wisdom” (Saint’s Phallus) to restrain the demon and captured it in a stupa outside of the monastery.

Experiencing the ancient tale of Chimi Lhakhang, we will return to our hotel and call it a day off.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

On this day, we will visit the second largest and oldest dzong in the country, Punakha Dzong. It is located at the junction of two main rivers of Bhutan; the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers. Punakha Dzong carries the relics of the Tibetan buddhism, Bhutanese architecture and the sacred remains of Ngawang Namgyal. He was the unifier of Bhutan as a nation-state.

After lunch, we will hike for an hour from Mo Chu river base to visit the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. It is situated at an altitude of 1800 meters and the trail is mostly uphill on loose earth mud path. Despite the trail, the small hike is totally worth as you reach the chorten. You will be enduring awe-inspiring 360 view of Punakha valley viewing the paddy field and Mo Chu River.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early in the morning we will start day by driving to the Dochu-La pass. Along the trail you will encounter 108 memorials chortens (DrukWangyal Chortens). Each chortens honors the Bhutanese soldiers who defended Bhutan in 2003’s war against Assam, India.

From Dochu-La pass, we will reach Thimpu for lunch and relax for a while. Again, we will continue our drive till Paro Valley where we will be staying tonight. To relieve the tiredness from long-day walk, we will have local Bhutanese meals and rest for the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today we will drive to the nearest starting point after early breakfast from our hotel. We are going to take a challenge to hike the to Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang). It is located at the cliff of 3000 ft straight above Paro valley. We will be attaining total of four kilometers distance to reach legendary Taktsang. During the climb you might feel it impossible to complete the hike, but the pain dissolves with the mesmerizing scenario of the monastery and surrounding valleys. The religious, historical, and peculiar features of construction signify the monastery and helps to stand out. Exploring the tranquilizing and captivating aura of the monastery we climb down and spent our last night in Paro valley.

Important Tips for travelers:

  • The trekking trail is bit challenging. Hence, wear proper and comfortable hiking boots.
  • Carry required amount of water and proper energy giving snacks.
  • Use trekking poles, which will make your walk less painful.
  • Wear proper layers and sunglasses.
  • There is no wheelchair ramp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

On the last day of Bhutan, you will have mouth full of delicious breakfast and then we take a ride towards Paro Airport. Leaving Bhutan behind and carrying the memories, we now depart from here and fly back to your destination.

Important Notice

All travelers from the group are required to leave Bhutan on the same day as per the requirement of group visa.

Meals: Breakfast

Includes/Excludes

Nepal and Bhutan Tour Accommodation

  • Samsara Resort or similar 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kuti Resort or similar 4-star hotel in Pokhara
  • Holiday Resort or similar 3-star hotel in Chitwan
  • 3-star hotel in Bhutan

Departure Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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Essential Information

Requirements for Entry:

  • Minimum of six months of passport validity is required at the time of entry.
  • One blank page for a visa should be available for a visa in passport (not endorsement page)
  • Entrance is allowed generally by Nepalese authorities on an emergency passport printed overseas.
  • Visa should be appropriate for travel.

 

Regular Tourist Visas:

  • Those who arrive by air; visa should either be applied at The Nepalese Embassy or consulate before entry or purchase directly upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Note: Obtaining permission upon arrival may take time.
  • You can also apply for a visa via online at https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa.
  • Those who arrive by land; both the visa obtaining and necessary immigration formalities should be completed.
  • During the entrance of Foreign citizens by land into Nepal via Belahia Indian border, one should pay The Nepalese visa fee in U.S dollar. The original bill no older than 2003, in good condition, should be shown at checkpoints before entering Nepal. Twenty-four hours services are provided at the border to individuals on foot.
  • Entry to Nepal without a visa and proper entry stamp from an immigration officer is restricted, resulting in additional consequences.

Vaccines

  • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
  • Typhoid – recommended, normally 2 weeks before travel to Nepal and Bhutan
  • Hepatitis A – recommended, normally 2 weeks before travel to Nepal and Bhutan
  • Cholera – recommended, normally 2 weeks before travel to Nepal and Bhutan
  • Tuberculosis – recommended, normally 3 months before travel to Nepal and Bhutan
  • Hepatitis B – recommended, normally 2 months before travel to Nepal and Bhutan
  • Meningococcal meningitis – recommended, normally 1 week before travel to Nepal and Bhutan
  • Japanese B encephalitis – recommended, normally 4 weeks before travel to Nepal and Bhutan
  • Rabies – recommended, normally 4 weeks before travel to Nepal and Bhutan

Payment Information

Reservation fee:

  • After receiving the booking a deposit of US$99 per person will be charged. The reservation fee must be paid immediately to confirm the booking and it is nonrefundable.
    Total payment:
  • 25% tour price is due 60 days before the departure and balance payment must settle upon arrival in Nepal.
    Payment methods:
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Cancellation Conditions

The travelers are free to cancel the tour without showing their own reason at any time. Cancellation fee is charged as follows:
a) Until 60 days prior to departure by paying the reservation fee US$ 99 to confirm the seat
b) Later than 60 days by paying 25% of the price of the tour.

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Nepal and Bhutan Tour Highlights


  • Visit Thimpu, Paro, Punakha Valley
  • Visit Heritage historical center, Traditional School of Arts and Crafts, Punakha National Park, JigmeDorji, and National Library
  • Visit old Tibetan Buddhist culture
  • Appreciate the grand excellence of the nation and watch the nearby way of life
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing (Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square)
  • City of paradise — Pokhara sightseeing and sunrise view from Sarangkot
  • Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park (Jeep Safari 3-4 hours, canoeing at Rapti River, Tharu Cultural Dance Show++`-*

Overview of Nepal and Bhutan Tour


Nepal and Bhutan Tour takes you on a beautiful journey of discovery. Discover the cultural riches of these two Himalayan destinations. This unforgettable Nepal-Bhutan trip will let you experience unique mountain cultures and traditions that have remained untouched by modernity. Explore ancient heritage sites and step inside sacred temples and monasteries. Gain insight into the vibrant spiritual traditions. In less than two weeks you will get to experience the major highlights of these two fascinating destinations.

Journey into the heart of Nepal and experience the colorful sights and culture of this enchanting region. Mingle with local villagers and craftspeople, visit tranquil temples and sacred Buddhist sites, travel the cobbled streets of tiny mountain towns and search for unique wildlife. From the whirlwind of Kathmandu to the lush jungle of Chitwan National Park – with plenty of delightful hidden gems in between – take an unforgettable tour of Nepal, brimming with culture, histor,y and natural beauty. Bhutan is the little secret of Asia. Overshadowed and nestled between China and India, it is a relatively new travel spot, with many undiscovered secrets in its natural scenery and quiet townships. The land is dotted with red-clothed monks, ancient Buddhist temple,s and friendly smiles. It is one calm country, where gross national happiness is more important than money, where chilies are used as a vegetable rather than for spice, and the thunder dragon, Druk, is emblazoned on the national flag, symbolizing the people of Bhutan: loyal, patriotic and living with a total sense of belonging within the kingdom.

Take this Nepal and Bhutan Package Tour and visit two Himalayan nations renowned for their dramatic landscapes, outstanding mountain views, generous hospitality, and fascinating culture.  For centuries outsiders were forbidden to enter these two Himalayan kingdom’s. While Nepal opened its doors to outsiders during the late 1960s, tourism in Bhutan was introduced only in the mid-1970s. Following a strict policy of sustainable tourism to safeguard its environment and culture, Bhutan allows only a handful of tourists to visit the country each year. Embark on an unforgettable journey and explore Bhutan and Nepal Tour.

Representatives from Peregrine Tour and Trek will receive you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. At the hotel, you will meet your leader and he will give briefing about your trip in the late afternoon. The briefing contains trip details, itinerary description and schedule. If there are any last-minute changes, coordinate with the leader to make rearrangements. Later in the evening, you are free to stroll around the streets of Kathmandu by foot. Kathmandu is a city carrying ancient architectures and modern structures both at a same time. There are mostly Newari people and their traditions are the ethnic group inhabiting the city forming street markets (bazaar). After the street walk, consult with the leader for dinner in the local restaurants with your group.

Meals: Not Inlcuded

On the second day, you will take a mountain flight and fly over the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest. The weather is quite unpredictable for the flight but, we will try our best to take records of probable weather timing. With this flight, you will also gain the experience of flying over Sagarmatha National Park. It is the first national park of Nepal to be listed in UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.Descending from the highest peak we will return to Kathmandu and move ahead to explore few World Heritage Sites. Our next attraction is Bouddhanath Stupa which is located at the heart of Tibetan trade to Kathmandu. The structure of Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest and unique in the world.

In addition, we will visit the biggest Hindu Temple, Pashupatinath situated on the bank of divine river Bagmati. Walking around the temple, you might encounter the Hindu funeral on the bank (ghat). The most common ritual of funeral in Hindu religion is burning the corpse. It might give you a cultural shock. The temple usually closes from noon till 5 Pm.  If you have more time then you can come back to the temple the biggest aratistarting from 6 pm till 7:30 pm. Either way you can walk around the nearest durbar square, Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is surrounded with astounding architecture dating back to Lichhavi Period in the third century. Moreover, all these three complexes were inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage Site in the same year, 1979 AD.

Meals: Breakfast

On this day, we will catch the early morning bus to Pokhara or flight on additional USD 120, where we are going to spend two nights there. Pokhara is famous as city of lakes. There are seven lakes in Pokhara region, among which Phewa Lake is the second largest in Nepal. We will reside in one of the best hotels near Phewa Lake. At the day time, we will ride for 20 minutes to reach Peace Pagoda. Out of eight Peace Pagodas, Nepal has two; one in Lumbini and another in Pokhara.From here you can see panoramic view of Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare (fishtail peak) and other surrounding peaks. After exploring and gaining peace from visiting peace pagoda, we will move to our next attraction. Many people know Nepal as a mountainous country. By visiting the International Mountain Museum, you will be able to learn about the history of mountains and its culture. You can call your day off after mesmerizing the past of mountains and the alluring tales.

Meals: Breakfast

Today you can have this day by yourself. You can either call your leader for few advise on sightseeing or explore wandering in the streets and see where it takes you. As mentioned earlier, there are seven lakes in Pokhara. You can plan on grabbing a bike and ride to the nearest lake, or take a boat and sail around. You can also go to for shopping and enjoy meals at some interesting cafes.

Meals: Breakfast

Today we will depart for our next destination which is the first national park of Nepal; Chitwan National Park. We will drive approximately for four hours (depending upon traffic) to reach there. At the afternoon time, you will check in on one of the ethnic and eco- lodge in Sauraha. There, the lodge manager will welcome the group and later on he will introduce us with the nature guide. A nature guide is most for any sort of activities done in national park. The guide will brief about the list of activities to be done and its schedule. We suggest you to take rest in the afternoon in your lodge to retain the stress from the road trip. Afterwards, you can walk towards the riverside and enjoy the sunset with chilled beer.

Tharu people are the former inhabitants of Chitwan National Park. These people have their own culture, traditions and customs. Every evening a group of Tharu people presents their cultural dance for an hour. You can consult with your leader and organize to see the cultural program in nearby theater. After the show you can either return to the hotel or stay at any bar and enjoy the drink with your friends.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Peregrine Tour and Trek is a travel agency which totally respect the animals. We do not support any activities like elephant safari or elephant bathing. Hence, there are other activities like Jeep Safari, Canoe ride, Elephant Walk and a friendly day with elephant. In the morning time you can book an activity of Elephant Walk, where you will be following an Asian captive elephant by foot. In this activity, you can get close to elephant and gain education about her natural behavior without causing any harm. After that get ready for the jeep safari. Chitwan National Park holds the second biggest population of endangered Rhinoceros unicornis. Around 120 tigers (Bengal tiger) inhibit in Chitwan National park but the sighting is pretty rare.

Apart from these magnificent creatures, you can see various kinds of deer, birds and other wildlife. Finishing the jeep safari, you can join for canoe ride in late afternoon and enjoy the silence of Rapti river. During your canoe ride you can have chance to see Gharial and Marsh Muggers. These are the only two species of crocodile existing in Nepal in which Gharials are considered endangered. After finishing these activities, you can rest your evening and have dinner in local Tharu Kitchen.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We have one option for you if feel like blending in the nature for the last time of this trip. There is an early morning bird watching program for couple of hours. You can join the program. After that we depart from Chitwan and fly to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we will wrap up Nepal trip and prepare for the next destined country, Bhutan.

Meals: Breakfast

We will take a short flight from Tribhuvan International Airport to Bhutan and land in Paro Airport. If its possible then manage your seat on the left side of the plane to enjoy scenic views of the mountains. Upon arrival in Paro, we will have to go through immigration office and complete few custom formalities. Later, a licensed Bhutanese guide will receive you and take you towards the capital city, Thimpu. Driving for two hours, you will see varieties of Bhutanese features starting from mountains, rivers, and agricultural fields with red rice planted. Reaching the hotel, you will have delicious local lunch and then get started to visit attractions nearby. On this day, the guide will take you to visit the two most popular and traditional factory. One is Nado Poizokhang Incence Factory and another is Gagyel Lhundrup Weaving Centre. You can then wander around the streets of Thimpu and explore the magical city.

After returning to hotel, we will have a small group session in the evening to discuss about the Bhutan trip and have dinner together.

Some Important Facts:

  • Bhutanese Government has strict regulations in tourism sector. They give provision to quality tourist rather than quantity.
  • Peregrine Tours is one of the valued travel agencies for Bhutan tours and we only provide a group visa.
  • The travelers are compelled to arrive and depart on the fix dates arranged by the tour agency.
  • There might be rare and unfortunate case of not getting a flight that causes early arrival or late departure.
  • In such cases, our agency can only book other accommodation in association with special individual visa.
  • Doing so could add you extra sum for your tour around 600 USD, which has to be paid at the time of booking.

Meals: Breakfast, and Dinner

Activities for the day:

  • Walk through the alleys of the Tibetan Village, agricultural fields, and pass natural timberland.
  • We will hike through the riverside trails to Pangri Zampa Gompa passing Tango and Cheri Gompa. It is the national center of traditional astrology.
  • Enjoy the picnic lunch on the bank of riverside.
  • Afternoon sightseeing in Thimpu.
  • Visit the National Memorial Stupa. It is one of the tallest monuments in Thimpu. It was built in the honor of the third king, Jigme Dorje Wangchuk.
  • Visit Zhilukha Nunnery also known as Drubthob Goemba. It is the biggest nunnery in Bhutan housing around 60 nuns.
  • Visit Choki Traditional Art School.
  • Visit National Textile Museum. Here you will see the Bhutanese history of traditional textile weaving and heritage.
  • Last but not the least, you can go shopping at the National handicrafts Emporium at the last day of your Thimpu stay. This place is popular for high quality handmade traditional products.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Punakha is one of the districts lying at an altitude of 1,242m lower than Thimpu. Due to the lower elevation, the temperature is quite warmer and also considered as the ancient winter capital of Bhutan. The distance between Punakha and Thimpu is around 72 km which will take us four hours of bus drive. During the journey to Punakha, we will pause at Dochu-La pass to steal a glance of Gangkar Punsum. Gangkar Punsum is the highest peak with an altitude of 24,770ft/7,550m.

Reaching Punakha, we will settle at the hotel and take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang. This complex is known as fertility temple where childless women visits for the blessing of child from the saint. There is a legend of Chimi Lhakhang which is dedicated to Mad Saint, Lama Drukpa Kunley. It is believed that Lama Kunley protected this area from the demon who appeared in the form of dog from Dochula Pass. He used his “flaming thunderbolt of wisdom” (Saint’s Phallus) to restrain the demon and captured it in a stupa outside of the monastery.

Experiencing the ancient tale of Chimi Lhakhang, we will return to our hotel and call it a day off.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

On this day, we will visit the second largest and oldest dzong in the country, Punakha Dzong. It is located at the junction of two main rivers of Bhutan; the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers. Punakha Dzong carries the relics of the Tibetan buddhism, Bhutanese architecture and the sacred remains of Ngawang Namgyal. He was the unifier of Bhutan as a nation-state.

After lunch, we will hike for an hour from Mo Chu river base to visit the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. It is situated at an altitude of 1800 meters and the trail is mostly uphill on loose earth mud path. Despite the trail, the small hike is totally worth as you reach the chorten. You will be enduring awe-inspiring 360 view of Punakha valley viewing the paddy field and Mo Chu River.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early in the morning we will start day by driving to the Dochu-La pass. Along the trail you will encounter 108 memorials chortens (DrukWangyal Chortens). Each chortens honors the Bhutanese soldiers who defended Bhutan in 2003’s war against Assam, India.

From Dochu-La pass, we will reach Thimpu for lunch and relax for a while. Again, we will continue our drive till Paro Valley where we will be staying tonight. To relieve the tiredness from long-day walk, we will have local Bhutanese meals and rest for the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today we will drive to the nearest starting point after early breakfast from our hotel. We are going to take a challenge to hike the to Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang). It is located at the cliff of 3000 ft straight above Paro valley. We will be attaining total of four kilometers distance to reach legendary Taktsang. During the climb you might feel it impossible to complete the hike, but the pain dissolves with the mesmerizing scenario of the monastery and surrounding valleys. The religious, historical, and peculiar features of construction signify the monastery and helps to stand out. Exploring the tranquilizing and captivating aura of the monastery we climb down and spent our last night in Paro valley.

Important Tips for travelers:

  • The trekking trail is bit challenging. Hence, wear proper and comfortable hiking boots.
  • Carry required amount of water and proper energy giving snacks.
  • Use trekking poles, which will make your walk less painful.
  • Wear proper layers and sunglasses.
  • There is no wheelchair ramp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

On the last day of Bhutan, you will have mouth full of delicious breakfast and then we take a ride towards Paro Airport. Leaving Bhutan behind and carrying the memories, we now depart from here and fly back to your destination.

Important Notice

All travelers from the group are required to leave Bhutan on the same day as per the requirement of group visa.

Meals: Breakfast

  • All land transportation in Nepal and Bhutan
  • Kathmandu – Paro (Bhutan) flight
  • English Speaking Tour Guide in Nepal and Bhutan
  • Sightseeing entrance fees in Nepal and Bhutan
  • Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Bhutan Visa Fee
  • All government taxes and company service charge

  • International airfare (Kathmandu – Paro is included) and Nepal Visa Fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tipping to the guide and driver
  • Samsara Resort or similar 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kuti Resort or similar 4-star hotel in Pokhara
  • Holiday Resort or similar 3-star hotel in Chitwan
  • 3-star hotel in Bhutan

Requirements for Entry:

  • Minimum of six months of passport validity is required at the time of entry.
  • One blank page for a visa should be available for a visa in passport (not endorsement page)
  • Entrance is allowed generally by Nepalese authorities on an emergency passport printed overseas.
  • Visa should be appropriate for travel.

 

Regular Tourist Visas:

  • Those who arrive by air; visa should either be applied at The Nepalese Embassy or consulate before entry or purchase directly upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Note: Obtaining permission upon arrival may take time.
  • You can also apply for a visa via online at https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa.
  • Those who arrive by land; both the visa obtaining and necessary immigration formalities should be completed.
  • During the entrance of Foreign citizens by land into Nepal via Belahia Indian border, one should pay The Nepalese visa fee in U.S dollar. The original bill no older than 2003, in good condition, should be shown at checkpoints before entering Nepal. Twenty-four hours services are provided at the border to individuals on foot.
  • Entry to Nepal without a visa and proper entry stamp from an immigration officer is restricted, resulting in additional consequences.

Vaccines

  • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
  • Typhoid – recommended, normally 2 weeks before travel to Nepal and Bhutan
  • Hepatitis A – recommended, normally 2 weeks before travel to Nepal and Bhutan
  • Cholera – recommended, normally 2 weeks before travel to Nepal and Bhutan
  • Tuberculosis – recommended, normally 3 months before travel to Nepal and Bhutan
  • Hepatitis B – recommended, normally 2 months before travel to Nepal and Bhutan
  • Meningococcal meningitis – recommended, normally 1 week before travel to Nepal and Bhutan
  • Japanese B encephalitis – recommended, normally 4 weeks before travel to Nepal and Bhutan
  • Rabies – recommended, normally 4 weeks before travel to Nepal and Bhutan

Payment Information

Reservation fee:

  • After receiving the booking a deposit of US$99 per person will be charged. The reservation fee must be paid immediately to confirm the booking and it is nonrefundable.
    Total payment:
  • 25% tour price is due 60 days before the departure and balance payment must settle upon arrival in Nepal.
    Payment methods:
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Cancellation Conditions

The travelers are free to cancel the tour without showing their own reason at any time. Cancellation fee is charged as follows:
a) Until 60 days prior to departure by paying the reservation fee US$ 99 to confirm the seat
b) Later than 60 days by paying 25% of the price of the tour.

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