Premium Nepal & Bhutan

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  • Explorer
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 12
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Paro, Bhutan
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Experience two incredible feature stays – a stylish and elegant resort right on the border of Chitwan National Park, and a traditionally beautiful and ecoconscious resort tucked away in the gorgeous valley of Paro.
  • Get an intimate look at Nepali culture and cuisine during an unforgettable cooking class with the Seven Women, a social enterprise helping disadvantaged women in Nepal.
  • Witness worldclass mountain scenery during a breathtaking Mount Everest flight and a picturesque hike through the inspiring landscapes of Pokhara.
  • Visit the important monastery of Gangte Goemba where you’ll speak to a senior resident monk about two subjects at heart of Bhutanese culture – Buddhism and happiness.
The "Premium Nepal & Bhutan" tour starts from Kathmandu and ends in Paro. The "Premium Nepal & Bhutan" tour is an explorer tour that takes 17 days taking you through Kathmandu, Paro, Pokhara, Phobjikha and 5 other destinations in Bhutan and Nepal. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Explore the Himalayan kingdoms of Nepal and Bhutan on a 17-day Premium adventure. Be blown away by the majestic snow peaks of the Himalaya mountains, explore the wild lands of Chitwan National Park, learn about black-necked Cranes in Phobjikha, uncover the sacred religions and devoted beliefs of the pilgrims, and find the secret to happiness in Bhutan. Discover spectacular landscapes, rich cultures and magnificent wildlife with experienced local leaders by your side on a journey to remember.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 110 reviews
  • CHAU
  • From UK
  • On Sep 25 2018
4 - Very Good
CHAU's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Our tour is a group of twenty people. Majorities are Australians. We have good atmosphere and co-operations , especially in preparation and after our daily feedings. We have two tour leaders, nice and hard working guys. Niki is excellent cook.
Different landscapes. lakes and Bungle Bungles let you understand more about this wild Kimberley. If you like hiking,
swimming and drinking Champagne at the same time in the
Lake Agryle, go.”
  • Saqera
  • From UAE
  • On Oct 02 2018
5 - Excellent
Saqera's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Excellent”
  • Yong
  • From Singapore
  • On Feb 11 2019
5 - Excellent
Yong's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Excellent”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Kathmadu
  • Day 2: Kathmandu
  • Day 3: Nagarkot
  • Day 4: Pokhara
  • Day 5: Pokhara
  • Day 6: Chitwan National Park
  • Day 7: Chitwan National Park
  • Day 8: Kathmandu
  • Day 9: Paro - Thimphu
  • Day 10: Thimphu
  • Day 11: Punakha
  • Day 12: Punakha
  • Day 13: Phobjikha
  • Day 14: Phobjikha
  • Day 15: Paro
  • Day 16: Paro
  • Day 17: Paro
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (12 nights), Chitwan Feature Stay (2 nights), Paro Feature Stay (2 nights)
Meals
  • 16 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 11 Dinners
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Plane , Jeep , Canoe
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Kathmandu - Welcome dinner
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Kathmandu - Everest Scenic Flight
  • Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Kathmandu - Durbar Square
  • Kathmandu - Bodhnath Stupa
  • Bhaktapur - Leader-led walking tour
  • Bhaktapur - Changu Narayan Temple
  • Nagarkot - Sunset cocktail at Club Himalaya (one drink included)
  • Kathmandu - Cooking class at Seven Women
  • Pokhara - Phewa Tal Lake boat trip
  • Pokhara - Peace Pagoda
  • Pokhara - Kalikasthan half day hike
  • Pokhara - Tibetan community visit with momo lunch
  • Chitwan NP - Village tour
  • Chitwan - Afternoon safari
  • Chitwan - Canoe safari, bird watching walk or jeep safari
  • Chitwan - Sunset champagne by Rapti River
  • Chitwan - Private bush dinner (on hotel grounds)
  • Chitwan - Canoe on Rapti River
  • Thimphu - Welcome dinner
  • Thimpu - Folk & Heritage Museum
  • Thimpu - National Library
  • Thimphu - National Textile Museum
  • Thimphu - National Memorial Chorten
  • Thimphu - Takin Conservation Park
  • Thimphu - Zilukha Nunnery
  • Thimphu - Voluntary Artists School
  • Thimphu - Buddha Dordenma
  • Punakha Valley - Chimi Lhakhang
  • Dochula Pass - Druk Wangyal Chortens
  • Thimphu - Simtokha Dzong
  • Punakha - Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Punakha - Punakha Dzong
  • Punakha - Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery
  • Phobjikha - Conversation with a senior monk
  • Phobjikha - Gangtoe Goemba
  • Phobjikha - Black Necked Crane Information Center
  • Phobjikha - Valley hiking
  • Paro - Tadzong Museum
  • Paro - Drukgyal Dzong
  • Paro - Home cooked dinner & family visit
  • Paro - Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery hike
  • Paro - Complimentary 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 Premium Nepal & Bhutan tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Premium Nepal & Bhutan tour. You can cancel the tour up to 28 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 27 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 21 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 November 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Premium Nepal & Bhutan 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 Premium Nepal & Bhutan 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • Nepali infrastructure is still returning to normal after the 2015 earthquake, so some delays are inevitable. Embracing the slow pace and meditative atmosphere will go a long way toward your enjoyment of this beautiful country.
  • Prepare for some drives over narrow, winding roads. The drive from Pokhara to Chitwan is on very windy roads as you climb up and down mountains, there will be a lot of corners and don't forget to buckle up. In Bhutan short distances can take much longer due to small, narrow roads and mountain passes. Motion sickness can be an issue on longer driving days on windy roads.
  • A moderate fitness level is required for the hike in Pokhara and walks in Chitwan National Park. The hike to Tiger’s Nest can also be strenuous. The trek can take up to 5 hours and reach an altitude of 3120 metres.
  • Due to the high altitude of the places we visit in Bhutan some people can suffer altitude sickness, regardless of age, gender or fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary! Please see the ‘Medical and Health Information’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.
  • 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.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • 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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