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  • Explore two culturally and naturally beautiful South-Asian 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
Our Nepal and Bhutan Tour is a cultural extravaganza in two beautiful South-Asian nations. On our 9-day journey, we get a glimpse of Nepal while spending most of our time in the Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan.

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.
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3 Star Hotel at Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, a Himalayan Glacier representative will pick you from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner of excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine—an introduction to Nepalese food culture.
Meals
  • Dinner
3 Star Hotel at Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa
After breakfast, we begin our sightseeing tour by visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases Nepalese art and architecture at its best. The architecture is typical of the Malla dynasty who ruled over Nepal from the 12th to the 18th century.

Swayambhunath Temple is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area. Pashupatinath Temple is situated on the banks of the holy river Bagmati and is one of the principal temples of Lord Shiva. The Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in South Asia, which is built on the ancient trade route to Tibet.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hotel Tashi Namgay Resort
As our flight nears Bhutan, we can enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas, including the sacred Chomolhari and Jichu Drake peaks. At the airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier who will take us to your hotel.

After lunch, we will visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning ‘fortress of the heap of jewels’. Next, visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. From here, we will head to the Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort), which was built in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan's victory over Tibetan invaders. On a clear day, we can see Mount Chomolhari, Bhutan's second-highest mountain at 7,314 m.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel Namgay Heritage
After breakfast, we hike for around 4 - 5 hours to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan's most famous monastery situated at 3,180 m. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands.

Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up on the mountain. The monastery is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. After having explored the monastery, we hike down to the valley floor and leave for Thimphu. Overnight in Thimphu.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel Namgay Heritage
In the morning, we drive to the Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) tower and then hike for an hour to Wangditse Gompa with great view of Tashichho Dzong. From here, we also get an amazing view of the Samtenling Palace, home to the fourth King and Dorje Drak meditation retreat on the hillside above.

After touring the Gompa, we return to Thimphu. On the way, visit a mini-zoo to see takin, the national animal of Bhutan. After lunch, we visit the King's Memorial Chorten, a nunnery temple, the National Library and the National Institute of Traditional Medicine. We may also visit the Textile Museum, the Handicraft Emporium, a traditional paper factory and the majestic Tashichho Dzong.

In the evening, you can enjoy a stroll in the streets of Thimphu and observe the local lifestyle. Overnight in Thimphu.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Meri Puensum Resort
After breakfast, we drive to Dochula Pass (3,100 m), where on a clear day we can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. We hike for two hours to Lungchutse Monastery from 108 chortens. The high ridge trail passes through rhododendron forests and hills dotted with colorful Buddhist prayer flags.

Hike back to Dochu La Pass. After lunch, drive downhill through the rhododendron, fir and hemlock forests. On the way, we stop at Metshina Village and take a 20-minute walk through the rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, which is a fertility temple dedicated to the Divine Madman or Lama Drukpa Kuenley. Overnight in Punakha.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel Tashi Namgay Resort
At dawn, we drive 12 km north of Punakha and begin our 2-hour hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. It is located on a beautiful hillock called Ngezergang and contains elaborate paintings dedicated to the old sect of Buddhism. We hike further towards Punakha.

On the way back, we visit the Punakha Dzong, which was built in 1637 and is also the second oldest and the second largest Dzong in Bhutan. In the afternoon, we drive to Paro for the night.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3 Star Hotel at Hotel Country Villa
Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, a Himalayan Glacier representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

After freshening up, we begin our sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Patan Durbar Square is rich in ancient arts and architecture while Bhakatpur is an irresistible city with an authentic local lifestyle preserved over centuries of isolation from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu.

While in the city square of Bhaktapur, we get to admire the Nyata-Pola Temple, the Golden Gate, water spouts and the 55 Window Palace. We also get a taste of authentic local delicacy in Bhaktapur. Then we drive to Nagarkot, a village renowned for its sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas. Overnight in Nagarkot.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Our Nepal and Bhutan tour comes to an end today. There is nothing else to do but shop for souvenirs or just take a rest. A representative from Himalayan Glacier will take you to the airport for your flight.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • 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
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Single Supplement
what's excluded
  • 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
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 9 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 10 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
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A deposit of 50% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 130 days prior departure. For any bookings within 130 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationAccommodations on this trip are on twinshared basis. Single supplement is available with an additional fee of USD 475 Hotels in Bhutan are approved and classified by the government as grade A, B and C. The government approved hotels are equivalent to 34 star hotels elsewhere. Based on availability at the time of our booking, our company serves A grade hotels in Paro and Thimphu and B grade hotel in Punakha. We stay at Hotel Tashi Namgay Resort in Paro, Hotel Namgay Heritage in Thimphu and Meri Puensum Resort in Punakha. We will be accommodated in 3star deluxe hotel, Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa in Kathmandu and Hotel Country Villa in Nagarkot.
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