- City sightseeing
- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 9 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 10+ years old
- max group size 12
- Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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- Explore two culturally and naturally beautiful SouthAsian nations of Nepal and Bhutan
- In Kathmandu, we visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Pashupati and Boudha
- In Bhutan, we tour townships & several dzongs, temples, cultural/historical landmarks
- Hike to the enchanting Taktsang(Tiger’s Nest) Monastery
The trip begins in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The city, voted number 19 out of top 25 Destinations in the World 2015 by Trip Advisor, houses several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We’ll visit a few before flying to Paro, Bhutan.
In Bhutan, we’ll travel to many townships and tour several dzongs (fortresses), temples, and other cultural and historical landmarks. While in Bhutan, we’ll also cross the high Dochu La pass and hike to the enchanting Taktsang(Tiger’s Nest) Monastery. However, our Nepal and Bhutan Tour does not end here.
We’ll fly back to Kathmandu and visit the old cities of Patan and Bhaktapur, which have charmed millions of tourists over the years with its historical architecture and rich cultural heritage. Then we drive to Nagarkot, a village renowned for its sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas, and end the tour with dramatic views of the tallest peaks in the world.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly to Paro, Bhutan; city sightseeing
Day 4: Paro to Thimphu; hike to Taktsang Monastery
Day 5: Hike to Wangditse Gompa; sightseeing in Thimphu
Day 6: Thimphu to Punakha, Hike to Lungchutse Monastery
Day 7: Punakha to Paro: Hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
Day 8: Fly to Kathmandu; sightseeing in around Kathmandu
Day 9: Departure
- 8 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 6 Dinners
- All airport pick-ups and drops
- All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicles
- Welcome dinner in Nepal
- Twin-shared hotel accommodation in Nepal and Bhutan
- Sightseeing in Nepal and Bhutan by an experienced English-speaking local tour guide
- Permits and sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments as per the itinerary
- Company services and all required government taxes
- Bhutanese visa fee
- Single Supplement
- All international flights
- Nepalese visa fee (easily available after arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu)
- Lunch and dinner (except welcome dinner)
- All personal expenses (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry etc.)
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guides and drivers
- Other services not mentioned in the 'What Is Included' section
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10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.Travel Insurance
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.Other Practical InformationVISA We will arrange for your Bhutan as well as Tibet Visa for which you need to send an electronic copy of the photo-page of your passport to us. For Bhutan visa, it will be processed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan using the details on your passport. After you book your trip with us, we will make an application through an online system on your behalf. A visa clearance number in the form of a letter will be provided after approval of your visa. This clearance number will be sent to us, to the immigration terminals of Bhutan’s International Airport as well as to both the national airlines of Bhutan. While entering Tibet requires a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit, which we will arrange for you. It is mandatory that you book a guide for traveling in Tibet and also pre-arrange private transport for trips outside Lhasa. For most nations, there is a visa on arrival provision in Nepal’s International Airport. However, we recommend that you check with your local consulates which represent the country you will be traveling to, as a part of this program. IS THIS TRIP RIGHT FOR YOU? ⚫ What are the highlights in Nepal? The starting point of the Nepal Bhutan tour is Kathmandu; the city voted number 19 out of the top 25 Destinations in the World 2015 by Trip Advisor. In Kathmandu, you will visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites along with the historical cities Bhaktapur and Patan. ⚫ What are the highlights in Bhutan? In Bhutan- the land of The Thunder Dragon, you will get an entirely different experience than in Nepal. You will travel to many townships and tour several dzongs (fortresses), temples, and other cultural and historical landmarks. Further, you will also cross the Dochu La Pass and hike to the world-famous Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) monastery. ⚫ What is the Best Time to Visit Nepal and Bhutan? Both Nepal and Bhutan are South Asian Himalayan countries. Generally, the two Himalayan nations are categorized by similar climatic conditions dictated by changes in elevation and continental factors. Each season has its own unique features in these two countries, but spring (September-November) and fall (September- November) are the best time that offers the perfect weather. ⚫ Do I need to pack separately for Nepal and Bhutan? Since the two Himalayan nations have similar climatic conditions, you do not need to pack separately while traveling to Nepal and Bhutan. COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES We operate this trekking trip by containing the following COVID-19 safety protocols: ⚫ This trip abides to all the updated safety guidelines for travelers, as issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the local authorities of the three nations. ⚫ The tour will be operated by adopting COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardized protocols. ⚫ A group will be limited to not more than 6 trekkers, for now, with concerns about COVID-19 safety for all travelers. ⚫ We have prioritized hygiene protocols on the entire trip encouraging travelers to mask up, wash hands regularly, sanitize and practice physical distancing as much as possible. FOR SOLO TRAVELERS We do not guarantee to provide a twin-sharing room for solo travelers as it may not always be available. However, we will try to accommodate you in one, unless you don’t request for either a single room, wherever feasible. A single supplementary charge may be applicable if you are traveling solo and you are the only person in the group. If you have opted for twin-sharing room during the booking process but the option is not available, we will get back to you after you complete booking your trip. COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES We operate this trekking trip by containing the following COVID-19 safety protocols: ⚫ This trip abides to all the updated safety guidelines for travelers, as issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the local authorities. ⚫ Solo or small group tours will be operated by adopting COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardized protocols. ⚫ To keep our visitors safe on this tour, we have implemented several COVID-19 distancing measures. ⚫ We have prioritized hygiene protocols on the entire trip encouraging travelers to mask up, wash hands regularly, sanitize and practice physical distancing as much as possible.
Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?
In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.
Is a visa on arrival available?
Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.