Highlights of Bhutan & Nepal - 15 Days

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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-80 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-15973
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Paro, Bhutan
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Paro - Enjoy a guided tour of the city, including the National Museum and Rinphung Dzong
  • Thimphu - Explore Bhutan’s capital city on a full day sightseeing tour, including the Memorial Chorten, National Library, Drubthob Nunnery, Folk Heritage Museum and Takin Preserve
  • Dochula Pass - See an incredible panorama of Himalayan peaks
  • Punakha Valley - Visit the beautiful Punakha Dzong, hike up to Chimi Lhakhand Temple and camp beside the scenic Mo Chu River
  • Visit the picturesque villages of Talo or Nobgang - where we explore the ancestral home of the Queen Mothers of Bhutan
  • Tiger’s Nest Monastery - Hike up to this famous Buddhist monastery perched dramatically on a cliff face
  • Kathmandu & Kathmandu Valley - Rickshaw ride through the city, explore Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa and Bodhnath Stupa
  • Bhaktapur - Roam around the beautiful Durbar Square and test your pottery making skills
  • Chitwan National Park - Go on a jeep safari in Chitwan, home to the one horned rhinoceros and the elusive Bengal tiger
  • Admire the spectacular views of the Annapurna mountain range
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Start in Paro and end in Kathmandu, the trip "Highlights Of Bhutan & Nepal - 15 Days" is a guided active and outdoor trip that takes 15 days. You will be traveling through Thimphu, Tiger's Nest Monastery, Kathmandu and 4 other destinations in Nepal and Bhutan. "Highlights Of Bhutan & Nepal - 15 Days" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Get off the beaten track and discover the wonders of Bhutan, an isolated nation which has retained its age old customs, traditions and lifestyle. Then continue on to Kathmandu to explore Nepal with its breathtaking mountain scenery, ancient temples, wonderful wildlife and more. Take in the best of these two captivating Himalayan Kingdoms in 15 days.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day: 1 Paro
  • Day: 2 Thimphu
  • Day: 3 Thimphu
  • Day: 4 Punakha
  • Day: 5 Punakha
  • Day: 6 Paro
  • Day: 7 Paro
  • Day: 8 Kathmandu
  • Day: 9-10 Chitwan National Park
  • Day: 11 Pokhara
  • Day: 12 Boating on Lake Phewa
  • Day: 13 R&R in Pokhara
  • Day: 14 Kathmandu
  • Day: 15 Kathmandu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 5 nights 3-4 star hotels and 1 night camping near the banks of scenic Mo Chu River - in Bhutan, 8 nights 4 star hotels - in Nepal
Meals
  • 14 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners including dinner at a Nepali cultural evening
  • Traditional Bhutanese dinner at a farm house, giving you the opportunity to interact with a local family
Transport
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 & day 15 (only)
  • 2 economy class flights - Chitwan to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles
Guide
  • Guided sightseeing of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and the Punakha Valley, Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur and Pokhara
  • Escorted by a licensed English-speaking local tour guide in Bhutan
  • Local English speaking guides for all scheduled sightseeing in Nepal (escorted by a local English speaking guide for groups of 6 or more)
Others
  • Chitwan National Park jeep safari, jungle activities and park fees
  • Rickshaw ride in Kathmandu
  • Boating on Lake Phewa in Pokhara
  • All Bhutan government royalties and taxes
  • Bhutan Visa fee and travel Permit (excludes visa admin fee of USD$40 pp, payable upon arrival)
Entrance
  • Entrance fees for all included sightseeing in Bhutan
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • All international flights (including the flight from Paro to Kathmandu)
  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
  • Nepal visa and Bhutan visa administration fee payable upon arrival USD$40
  • Entrance Fees: USD$45-55pp, paid in local currency in Nepal
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of Bhutan & Nepal - 15 Days tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 21 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 September 2024, a deposit of 30% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Highlights of Bhutan & Nepal - 15 Days tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Highlights of Bhutan & Nepal - 15 Days 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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

AGE REQUIREMENT

Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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 protocols have been adhered to.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and during transport.
  • Solo travelers are required to purchase a single room for your personal use.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days before the departure date.
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