Nepal and Bhutan tour (9 days)

  • Bhutan Men
  • Bhutan Women
  • Tigers Nest Bhutan

Experience the rich culture and unique lifestyle of Bhutan and its people. Visit the beautiful townships of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha. Witness ancient fortresses and monasteries, including the famous Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, a sacred temple hanging onto a rocky cliff. Explore the King’s Memorial Chorten, nunnery temple, folk heritage museum and much more. All of this whilst enjoying the constant company of the amazing Bhutanese landscape.

Wander the mystical streets of Kathmandu with an experienced guide by your side. Discover ancient courtyards, temples and bustling markets. Gain a taste of the remarkable cultural heritage of this unique and varied land.

 

Trip Overview

Click here for Detailed Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1345meters).

Your tour starts as you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu.  Upon your arrival we will greet you with a traditional garland (floral wreath worn around your neck). This is our way of saying welcome to Nepal.  You will then be transferred by private car to your hotel to settle in.  You might choose to go for a walk around after some rest and later in the evening we will organize a welcome dinner at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant.

Hotel in Kathmandu- B

Day 02: Cultural tour of Kathmandu Valley; Pashupatinath, Bodhnath, Patan and Nagarkot.

After breakfast your guide will take you by private vehicle to Pashupatinath temple, one of the most sacred sites for Hindus in Nepal.  Our next stop will be Boudhnath, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world.  This is your chance to see some of the thousands of pilgrims who gather to walk around the dome each day. Climb up to one of the many rooftop cafes for lunch and be rewarded with a bird’s-eye view of the entire square. After lunch explore the medieval town of Patan and then head up to Nagarkot for sunset.  This town has become famous as one of the best spots to view Mount Everest, as well as other snow-topped peaks in the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal

Hotel in Nagarkot- B

Day 03: Sunrise, Bhaktapur, Garden of Dreams, Monkey temple.

Enjoy a breathtaking sunrise from your hotel, or a 45min walk will lead to a viewing tower, where 360º views of the surroundings High Himalayan Ranges can be seen.  After Breakfast we drive down to the medieval town of Bhaktapur, before heading back to our hotel in Kathmandu.  After lunch escape the urban bustle with a trip to the tranquil garden of dreams, a beautiful garden oasis in the heart of the city.  Your last stop for the day is the Buddhist temple Swayambhunath, mobbed by monkeys and soaring above the city on a hilltop, the ‘Monkey Temple’ is a fascinating, chaotic jumble of Buddhist and Hindu iconography.  This is a great place to end your day, so enjoy the view and maybe catch a sunset before heading back to your hotel for dinner.

Hotel in Kathmandu- B

Day 04:  Kathmandu to Paro – Thimphu (By Car, Approx. 1.5 Hrs), Sightseeing Thimphu

After breakfast your guide will brief you on your trip to Bhutan.  Your flight will be with Bhutan’s national airline Druk Air, the only airline in Bhutan.  If the weather is clear, you will have wonderful views of the Himalayas.  It’s a breathtaking journey, culminating in an exciting descent past forested hills into the kingdom of Bhutan.  Upon arrival, be greeted by your local guide and escorted to the capital Thimphu, passing by Tamchog Lhakang Iron Bridge en route. Hotel check-in, then head for the Buddha Dordenma Statue and the Takin Sanctuary, where you’ll see Bhutan’s unique national animal the Takin.  Continue to meet the nuns at Zilukha Nunnery, before going to Bhutan Post Office Headquarters where you can make stamps with your own photos (USD $4 for 12 stamps, at your expense). Later visit Thimphu Dzong (Trashichho Dzong), the largest religious building in Thimphu as well as the central administrative centre (open after 5 pm, Monday to Friday).

Hotel in Thimpu- B, L, D

Tip: Bring an SD card/USB drive with your photo to avoid lining up at the Post Office

Day 05: Thimphu – Punakha, Punakha Sightseeing & Trekking

After breakfast we head towards Punakha.  On your way, stop at Dochula Pass to have a coffee break and admire the grand 108 stupas.  If the weather is clear, take in the enchanting views of Mt. Himalaya.  Proceed to Chimmi Lhakhang, a temple dedicated to the Devine Madman, a sacred place where people pray for children.  Next embrace the highlight – Punakha Dzong, a very grand building of Bhutanese architecture, armed by the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers. You will also visit the Suspension Bridge nearby (the longest bridge in Bhutan).

Hotel in Punakha- B, L, D

Day 06: Punakha – Paro (By car, 3 hrs), Paro Sightseeing

Drive back to Paro and start today’s tour with Paro Dzong, perhaps the finest example of Bhutanese architecture as well as a local religious administrative centre. Later visit Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower housing the National Museum, with abundant culture relics. Next go to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.  This ends at a local farm house, where you can chat with local people, see how they live and may taste some homemade wine.

Hotel in Paro- B, L, D

Day 07: Paro Hiking – Tigers Nest Monastery

This morning, hike to visit Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex, be amazed by the view of this sacred temple hanging on the rocky cliff, and take in the beauty of Paro valley.  After that, move to the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, built to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over the Tibetan invaders.  If the weather is clear, you’ll see a great distant view of Mt.Chomolhari.

Hotel in Paro- B, L, D

Day 08: Paro to Kathmandu

After breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to the land of the Thunder Dragon.  You will be escorted to the airport where you will fly back to Kathmandu.  Upon arrival you will be warmly welcomed back to Nepal and taken to your hotel.  The remaining day is free.  Rest or let our guide show you more hidden sights around Kathmandu.

Hotel in Kathmandu- B

Day 09: Farewell from Nepal as you fly back home.

Our agency’s representative will greet you at your hotel with private car and offer you a Khada (scarf). Wearing a Khada means good luck and protection.  Afterwards they will drop you to the airport. Farewell from Nepal.

Note of above Itinerary:
B=Breakfast
L=Lunch
D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1345meters).

Day 02: Guided tour of Kathmandu Valley; Bodhnath, Pashupatinath, Bhaktapur and Nagarkot.

Day 03: Sunrise walk, Patan, Monkey Temple, Kathmandu.

Day 04: Kathmandu to Paro – Thimphu (By Car, Approx. 1.5 Hrs), Sightseeing Thimphu

Day 05: Thimphu – Punakha, Punakha Sightseeing & Trekking

Day 06: Punakha – Paro (By car, 3 hrs), Paro Sightseeing

Day 07: Paro Hiking – Tigers Nest Monastery

Day 08: Paro to Kathmandu

Day 09: Farewell from Nepal as you fly back home.

 

Trip Start Dates

We will organise this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us today for a customised departure date.

 

Whats Included/Excluded

Cost Includes

  • All accommodation where available
  • Airport Pickup/Drop off
  • Domestic flights
  • International return flight to Bhutan
  • All ground transportation
  • Private guide with insurance
  • Entrance fees to all sights
  • First Aid Kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Meals as per the Itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • International flights except those included above
  • Entry Visa fees – at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
  • Personal gear and expenses
  • Alcoholic and soda drinks.
  • Tips and gratitude for guide/porter

 

Pricing Per Person

Bhutanese government sets a daily fee of $250 per person for entering the country.  This price covers the cost of your tour including Guide, Driver, Food, Transport, Accommodation and entrance fees.  $60 of your daily rate goes to the government and pays for roads, health, education etc.  The more people joining your trip the cheaper it becomes though, so why not grab a few friends and bring them along.

  • 1 – $2190
  • 2-4 – $1990
  • 5+ – $1790

 

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please  contact us at [email protected] or If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: +977-9851175534
Trip Summary
Price From $1990

Duration: 9 Days

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast in Nepal, all meals in Bhutan

Transportation: Private Car, Plane

Best Time: Mar – June, Oct – Dec

Map of Nepal Tibet Bhutan

Are you looking for a Tailor made trip? Your enquiry is greatly appreciated and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
[email protected] +977-9851175534
Quick Enquiry

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Nationality

Your Message

Book Now
Book Now

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Arrival Date

Departure Date

Airport Pickup
YesNo

Nationality

Number of People

Questions or Comments

USD Currency Converter
All our prices are in US Dollars, use the below convertor to change to your local currency.

 

Please follow and like us:

Need Insurance?

Testimonials

  • Visited May 2014
    Please follow and like us:
    Luke Dildz Hildred
  • I visited Kathmandu in May and was very impressed with using Third Eye Adventures for our tours. Very helpful and made our time there very enjoyable, a great country to visit and would highly recommend anyone travelling to Nepal to use them cheers Steve
    Please follow and like us:
    Steve H
  • Visited May 2014
    Please follow and like us:
    James Duffy
  • “Trek of a Lifetime”

    Visited February 2015

    Please follow and like us:
    786Alice