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Nepal & Bhutan Journey

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-6605
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Paro, Bhutan
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Beginning in Kathmandu, there's time to discover the Nepali capital's staggeringly rich cultural and artistic heritage.
  • This is the perfect trip for those who want a cultural insight into Nepal without strenuous trekking, with plenty of inclusions, as well as free time and comfortable accommodation in each destination.
  • Whether it's flying, hiking, driving, or by canoe, this trip will let you experience Nepal's stunning natural beauty from all angles.
  • Witness worldclass mountain scenery from a heavenly viewpoint, with a breathtaking, included Everest scenic flight.
  • Take a jeep safari with a local guide in Chitwan National Park, a beauty brimming with exotic birdlife and game you may be lucky enough to spot rhinos or elusive leopards and tigers.
  • Get a handson overview of Nepal's diverse architecture, from the stately Newari dwellings in Bandipur to the hillperched Buddhist Peace Pagoda in laid back Pokhara.
  • The happiest land on earth, Bhutan is a hidden paradise with no traffic lights, laws governing minimum forest coverage, and some amazing feats of archery.
  • Only a small number of visitors are allowed into Bhutan each year. It's pretty special.
  • The climb to Tigers Nest, while tough, is a richly rewarding and sobering experience.
  • Here's just some of what our past travellers have learned from their travels to Bhutan: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/bhutantourlearnings/
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The "Nepal & Bhutan Journey" trip starts from Kathmandu and ends in Paro. The "Nepal & Bhutan Journey" trip is an active and outdoor tour that takes 18 days taking you through Kathmandu, Thimphu, Kathmandu, Pokhara and 5 other destinations in Nepal and Bhutan. This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Journey into the heart of Nepal and experience the colourful 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 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, symbolising the people of Bhutan: loyal, patriotic and living with a total sense of belonging within the kingdom.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Kathmandu
  • Day 3: Pokhara
  • Day 4: Pokhara
  • Day 5: Bandipur
  • Day 6: Bandipur
  • Day 7: Chitwan National Park
  • Day 8: Chitwan National Park
  • Day 9: Chitwan National Park - Bhaktapur
  • Day 10: Bhaktapur - Kathmandu
  • Day 11: Kathmandu
  • Day 12: Kathmandu - Paro - Thimphu
  • Day 13: Thimphu
  • Day 14: Punakha
  • Day 15: Punakha
  • Day 16: Thimpu - Paro
  • Day 17: Tiger's Nest Monastery
  • Day 18: Paro
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (15 nights), Jungle Resort (2 nights)
Meals
  • 17 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 8 Dinners
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Plane
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Kathmandu - Everest Scenic Flight
  • Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Kathmandu - Bodhnath Stupa
  • Pokhara - Phewa Tal Lake boat trip
  • Pokhara - Peace Pagoda
  • Pokhara - International Mountain Museum
  • Chitwan - Canoe safari, bird watching walk or jeep safari
  • Chitwan - Canoe safari, bird watching walk or jeep safari
  • Bhaktapur - Leader-led walking tour
  • Thimphu - Gagyel Lhundrup Weaving Centre
  • Thimphu - Nado Poizokhang Incense Factory
  • Thimphu - National Memorial Chorten
  • Thimphu - Village walk & picnic lunch
  • Thimphu - Choki Traditional Art School
  • Thimphu - Drubthob Nunnery
  • Thimphu - National Textile Museum
  • Punakha Valley - Chimi Lhakhang
  • Punakha - Punakha Dzong
  • Paro - Home cooked dinner & family visit
  • Paro - Taktshang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery hike
  • Complimentary Airport Departure Transfer
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Kathmandu and from Paro are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Nepal & Bhutan Journey tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Nepal & Bhutan Journey tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 15 October 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 15 October 2022, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Nepal & Bhutan Journey tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Nepal & Bhutan Journey tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • While on a map we aren't travelling particularly far, the reality of road travel in Nepal is that things always take longer than you expect. Some roads will be bumpy, dusty, or even unexpectedly blocked requiring reroutes and plenty of patience. We fly the farthest distances to make the most of our time together.
  • Hotels in some destinations may vary in standard and facilities, and on occasion, hot water may be limited. There will be times when the location of our accommodation will mean it is practical to eat at the hotel restaurant rather than heading out for optional meals.
  • You will have some up close and personal encounters with wildlife on this trip, including seeing the small fish eating gharial crocodiles while on the canoe trip on the Rapti river.
  • While there will be opportunities to spot many different kinds of wildlife, sightings cannot be guaranteed as this is a national park where animals are free to roam rather than a zoo or wildlife park.
  • You will see tour operators offering elephant riding activities and many tourists taking part in them during your time in Chitwan. Intrepid Travel has a strong elephant welfare policy and as such we discourage travellers from riding elephants in Nepal or anywhere around the world. See the Responsible Travel section of this information for more.
  • Despite Bhutan being a small country, you'll experience long travel days as most roads are single lane.
  • The trek to Tiger's Nest is quite vigorous but well worth the climb.
  • Bhutan is a high-altitude destination, so taking it easy for a day or two makes for a much more comfortable trip. Drinking tea and water and avoiding strenuous exercise will help you acclimatise after arriving.
  • Please be aware that hot water is limited in some places. Speaking of all things heated, the Bhutanese love chilli and the food can be a touch spicy.
  • Travel in Bhutan is strictly controlled and to do any independent travel outside of a group tour is extremely difficult and expensive to arrange. We provide a group visa for travellers on our tours in Bhutan, which stipulates that all travellers must arrive and depart on the same days that our tour program starts and finishes. For this reason, we are generally not able to provide additional accommodation outside of our tour dates and advise all travellers to book flights out of Bhutan that correspond with the finish day of the tour. For helpful tips on booking your flight see https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/bhutan-flight-guide/. In the rare case that no flights are available and you need to depart later we are only able to book additional accommodation for you in conjunction with a special individual visa which can add around AUD1000 to the cost of your tour, to be paid at the time of booking.
  • All meals are included due to the nature of travelling in Bhutan. This means there may be limited choices on some days.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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