Nepal and Bhutan Tour

Embark on a cultural tour of two impressive kingdoms - Nepal and Bhutan.

Duration Duration 14 Days
Meals Meals
  • 13 Breakfast
  • 08 Lunch
  • 09 Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 3-star hotel accommodation
Activites Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Jungle Safari
  • Monastery Observation
Price Reduced US$ 4250 Price Starts From US$ 3650
Destination Destination
Nepal & Bhutan
Difficulty Difficulty
Easy
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
2334 Meter
Activities Activity
Sightseeing
Start and Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Paro
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
2 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Flight
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
5-6 hours sightseeing

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 experience the major highlights of these two fascinating destinations.


Nepal and Bhutan Tour Highlights

  • Visit Thimpu, Paro, Punakha Valley
  • Visit Heritage historical center, Traditional School of Arts and Crafts, Punakha National Park, Jigme Dorji, 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

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, history, 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 temples, and friendly smiles. It is one peaceful 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 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 kingdoms. 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 Nepal and Bhutan Tour.

Nepal and Bhutan Tour Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Representatives from Peregrine Treks and Tours will receive you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. At the hotel, you will meet your leader, and he will give a briefing about Nepal and Bhutan Tour 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 on foot. Kathmandu is a city carrying ancient architecture and modern structures both at the same time.

    There are primarily Newari people, and their traditions are the ethnic group inhabiting the city-forming street markets (bazaar). After the street walks, consult with the leader for dinner in the local restaurants with your group.

    Meals: Not Included

  • Day 2: Mountain Flight to Mount Everest and Kathmandu return

    On the second day, you will take a mountain flight and fly over the highest peak in 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 experience flying over Sagarmatha National Park. It is the first national park of Nepal to be listed in the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.

    Descending from the highest peak, we will return to Kathmandu and move ahead to explore a few World Heritage Sites. Our next attraction is Bouddhanath Stupa, located at the heart of the Tibetan trade to Kathmandu. The structure of Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest and unique in the world.

    Also, we will visit the most significant Hindu Temple, Pashupatinath, situated on the bank of the divine river Bagmati. Walking around the temple, you might encounter the Hindu funeral on the bank (ghat).

    The most common funeral ritual in the 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, you can come back to the temple, the biggest ara, from 6 pm till 7:30 pm.

    Either way, you can walk around the nearest durbar square, Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is surrounded by astounding architecture dating back to the Lichhavi Period in the third century. Moreover, all these three complexes were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the same year, 1979 AD.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3: Flight/Drive to Pokhara

    On this day, we will catch the early morning bus to Pokhara or flight at an additional USD 120, where we will spend two nights there. Pokhara is famous as the city of lakes.

    There are seven lakes in the Pokhara region, among which Phewa Lake is the second largest in Nepal. We will reside in one of the best hotels near Phewa Lake. We will ride for 20 minutes to reach Peace Pagoda in the daytime.

    Nepal has two of eight Peace Pagodas, one in Lumbini and another in Pokhara. You can see the panoramic view of Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare (fishtail peak), and other surrounding peaks. After exploring and gaining peace from visiting the 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 their culture. You can call your day off after mesmerizing by the past mountains and the alluring tales.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 4: Pokhara: Exploration day

    Today you can have this day by yourself. You can either call your leader 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 riding to the nearest lake or take a boat and sail around. You can also go shopping and enjoy meals at some exciting cafes.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Today we will depart for our next destination, the first national park of Nepal, Chitwan National Park. We will drive approximately four hours (depending upon traffic) to reach there. In the afternoon, 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 to the nature guide. A nature guide is most for any activity done in the national park. The guide will brief the list of activities to be done and their schedule.

    We suggest you rest in the afternoon in your lodge to retain the stress from the road trip. Afterward, 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 a nearby theatre. After the show, you can either return to the hotel or stay at any bar and enjoy a drink with your friends.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 6: Jungle Activities in Chitwan National Park

    Peregrine Tour and Trek is a travel agency that respects animals. We do not support any activities like elephant safari or elephant bathing. Hence, other activities like Jeep Safari, Canoe ride, Elephant Walk, and a lovely day with an elephant.

    In the morning, you can book an activity of Elephant Walk, where you will be following an Asian captive elephant on foot. In this activity, you can get close to the elephant and learn 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 rare.

    Apart from these magnificent creatures, you can see various deer, birds, and other wildlife. After finishing the jeep safari, you can join for a canoe ride in the late afternoon and enjoy the silence of the Rapti river.

    During your canoe ride, you can have a 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 the local Tharu Kitchen.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 7: Return to Kathmandu

    We have one option for you if you feel like blending in with nature for the last time on this trip. An early morning bird is watching the program for a 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 the Nepal trip and prepare for Bhutan’s following destined country.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 8: Kathmandu - Paro - Thimphu

    We will take a short flight from Tribhuvan International Airport to Bhutan and land at Paro Airport. If possible, 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 the immigration office and complete a few custom formalities. Later, a licensed Bhutanese guide will receive you and take you to 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 visit attractions nearby. On this day, the guide will take you to visit the two most popular and traditional factories. One is Nado Poizokhang Incense 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 the hotel, we will have a small group session in the evening to discuss the Bhutan trip and have dinner together.

    Some Important Facts:

    The Bhutanese Government has strict regulations in the tourism sector. They give provision to quality tourists 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 fixed dates arranged by the tour agency.
    There might be a 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 associated with a particular individual visa.
    Doing so could add you an extra sum for your tour, around 600 USD, which has to be paid at booking.

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 09: Exploring Thimphu
    • Walk through the alleys of the Tibetan Village and 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 the riverside.
    • Afternoon sightseeing in Thimpu.
    • Visit the National Memorial Stupa. It is one of the tallest monuments in Thimpu. It was built in 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 the National Textile Museum. Here you will see the
    • Bhutanese history of traditional textile weaving and heritage.
    • Last but not least, you can go shopping at the National handicrafts Emporium on the last day of your Thimpu stay. This place is famous for high-quality handmade traditional products.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 10: Drive to Punakha

    Punakha is one of the districts lying at an altitude of 1,242m lower than Thimpu. Due to the lower elevation, the temperature is relatively warmer, and it is also considered the ancient winter capital of Bhutan.

    The distance between Punakha and Thimpu is around 72 km, taking us four hours of bus drivers. 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 a fertility temple where childless women visit for the blessing of a child from the saint.

    There is a legend of Chimi Lhakhang 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 a dog from Dochula Pass. He used his “flaming thunderbolt of wisdom” (Saint’s Phallus) to restrain the demon and capture 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

  • Day 11: Exploring Punakha

    On this day, we will visit the second largest and oldest dzong in 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 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 from the Mo Chu river base for an hour to visit the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. It is situated at an altitude of 1800 meters, and the trail is mostly uphill on a loose earth mud path. The small hike is worth it despite the trail as you reach the chorten. You will be enduring awe-inspiring 360 views of Punakha valley, viewing the paddy field and Mo Chu River.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 12: Return to Paro

    Early in the morning, we will start the 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. Again, we will continue our drive to Paro Valley, where we will be staying tonight. To relieve the tiredness from the long-day walk, we will have local Bhutanese meals and rest for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 13: Tiger's Nest Monastery: Challenging but worth taking the trail.

    We will drive to our hotel’s nearest starting point after early breakfast. We will take a challenge to hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang). It is located at the cliff of 3000 ft straight above Paro valley. We will be attaining a four-kilometer distance to reach the 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 construction’s religious, historical, and peculiar features signify the monastery and help it stand out. Exploring the tranquilizing and captivating aura of the monastery, we climbed down and spent our last night in Paro valley.

    Essential Tips for travelers:
    • The trekking trail is a bit challenging. Hence, wear proper and comfortable hiking boots.
    • Carry the 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

  • Day 14: Farewell from Paro

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

    Meals: Breakfast

    Note: All travellers from the group are required to leave Bhutan on the same day as per the requirement of a group visa.

Includes/Excludes

What's included
    • All land transportation during Nepal and Bhutan Tour
    • Kathmandu – Paro (Bhutan) flight
    • English Speaking Tour Guide during Nepal and Bhutan Tour
    • Sightseeing entrance fees as per Nepal and Bhutan Tour Itinerary
    • Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Bhutan Visa Fee
    • All government taxes and company service charge
What is excluded
    • International airfare except for Kathmandu – Paro flight and Nepal Visa Fee
    • Travel Insurance
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Tipping to the guide and driver

Departure Dates

We have daily departures for this trip, so we recommend that you book it according to your schedule. We will customize the tour/trekking package to your specific needs. We are concentrating on the private trip, taking into account numerous elements such as COVID, trekkers' physical fitness, available time, and budget. Because these elements may or may not be compatible with the individual traveler.

Similarly, during the trek/tour, we will be pleased to supply you with pre/post accommodation as well as other supplementary services such as a domestic flight and an additional porter. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.

Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.

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    You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.

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