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8 Best Bhutan Tours from Nepal - Itinerary and Facts

  • Author: Naba Raj Amgai
  • Posted on: Thu Oct 22, 2020
 8 Best Bhutan Tours from Nepal

Bhutan Tours from Nepal is a cultural journey in the two most beautiful countries. Explore the unique culture, practices, and value of the Himalayan ethnic communities and enjoy their colorful festivals. Overlooking the beautiful sceneries, visit local villages and explore the rich local culture, cuisine, architecture, and languages.  The journey from the birthplace of Buddha, Nepal to the Land of Thunder Dragon, Bhutan is a trip combined to let you experience the best of both countries.

In Nepal, visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu and explore the cultural significance throughout the centuries. Explore the beautiful towns such as Pokhara, City of Lake Paradise, and enjoy the lakes' breathtaking views and sunrise/sunset amidst the mountains. Enjoy the stunning sunrise/sunset amidst Mt Everest from the vantage point of Nagarkot. Visit the UNESCO enlisted National Park- the Chitwan National Park and encounter different rare species of flora and fauna. The birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini, offers an experience back in time to the journey of Buddha.

In Bhutan, explore the major three cities such as Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha and the major attractions of the National Library, monasteries, handicrafts emporium, museums and many more that offer the true beauty of Bhutan. Enjoy the beautiful country with the highest Gross National Happiness and carbon-negative which offers a pristine wilderness of the mountains, lakes and valleys. Paro is the peaceful and relaxed place where you first step on via a flight in Paro International Airport. Thimphu is the capital and busier town that is filled with cultural monasteries, sculptures and so on. Get an insight into the local lifestyle of people with your journey in Punakha village. The trip to Bhutan is incomplete without visiting the Tiger’s Nest. It is a Buddhist sacred monastery built-in 1692 where Guru Rinpoche meditated for four months in the 8th century. It is believed that he flew on Tiger’s back from Tibet, resulting in its name (Tiger’s Nest).

We have listed out the 8 best Bhutan Tours from Nepal that offer both countries' best and let you have an unforgettable experience.

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1. Nepal And Bhutan Cultural Tour - 4 Days

Nepal And Bhutan Cultural Tour-4 Days

Trip Facts

Trip Duration:

4 days

Starting Point:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Ending Point:

Paro, Bhutan

Highlights

  • Enjoy the Himalayan Kingdoms, Nepal and Bhutan in South Asia in a short time
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu and enjoy the cultural and historical significances
  • Overlook the Himalayan beauty of Nepal and Bhutan during a scenic flight to Paro
  • Discover the cultural beauty of Bhutan in cities like Paro and Thimphu
  • Enjoy the heritage site of Thimphu and explore Memorial Chorten Stupa, Changangkha Lhakhang, and the Buddha statue
  • Hike to the famous Tiger's Nest located at the hilltop that offers brilliant views of the landscape

Nepal And Bhutan Cultural Tour - 4 Days rewards you with a cultural and historical journey to Nepal and Bhutan's lifestyle. The trip takes you the major places such as Kathmandu in Nepal and Paro and Thimphu in Bhutan. In just 4 days, you experience the cultural richness of the countries.

In Nepal, you explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites offering its historical architectures, arts, temples, monasteries and so on. In Bhutan, you visit Paro and Thimphu. Paro is a peaceful city with historical temples and monasteries. Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan, which is busier yet offers amazing cultural history sites and natural beauty.

The trip starts with sightseeing at Kathmandu. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar square, etc.

Overlooking the beautiful mountains, fly to Paro and visit Thimphu. Here, you explore ancient Lhakhangs, fortress, stupas and monasteries. Hike to Taktsang Monastery, Guru Rinpoche flew to Paro on a tigress from Tibet to meditate.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1       

Kathmandu arrival and Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 2

Fly to Paro (Bhutan), drive to Thimphu (55 km/1 hr and 30 mins) and Thimphu Sightseeing

Day 3

Drive to Paro, Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) and Paro Tour

Day 4

Final Departure / Tour end

2. Nepal Bhutan Tour Package - 6 Days

Nepal Bhutan Tour Package - 6 Days

Trip Duration:

6 days

Starting Point:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Ending Point:

Paro, Bhutan

Highlights

  • Enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kathmandu and get to know the cultural insights of ancient palaces, temples, and architectures
  • Watch the best sites of Kathmandu and Shivapuri National Park from the vantage point of Nagarkot
  • Enjoy the beautiful snow-capped peak of Nepal and Bhutan in a flight to Paro
  • Discover the ancient temples of Bhutan such as Chimi Lakhang, Changangkha Lhakhang, Memorial Chorten, and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal monastery
  • Enjoy the ancient forts of Bhutan such as Punakha Dzong, Tashichho Dzong, and Paro Dzong
  • Get amazed with the tall and shiny statue of Buddha
  • Visit Dochula, where you can find 108 memorial stupas and enjoy beautiful mountain views
  • Hike to the Taktsang Monastery located at the top of a cliff

Nepal Bhutan Tour Package -6 Days is a perfect blend of the Himalayan Kingdom in one package offering the countries' natural and cultural beauty. Immerse yourself in the richness of both countries that gives you an unforgettable experience.

The tour begins by sightseeing Kathmandu and its UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Get amazed by Pashupatinath-the oldest Lord Shiva temple of Nepal, spin the prayer wheels at Boudhanath-the Buddhist stupa, and watch the valley from the hilltop of Swoyambhunath-the monkey temple. Likewise, explore the ancient cultural history of Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Overlook the amazing views of the mountains and fly to Paro and drive to Thimphu. Here you can see different Dzongs, museums, temples, monasteries which date back to the 7th century. Bhutanese are very sensitive to their social and cultural ceremonies, thus, you can get a chance to explore it in the temples. Get to know the local lifestyle of the Bhutanese in Punakha. Finally, hike to Taktsang Monastery located in the cliff and is believed to be the meditating spot for Guru Rinpoche who flew on tigress back from Tibet.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1       

Kathmandu arrival and Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur, Drive to Nagarkot

Day 3

Fly Paro (Bhutan), drive to Thimphu (55km/1hr 30mins) and Thimphu Sightseeing

Day 4

Drive to Punakha (85km/2-3hrs), Visit Dochula Pass 3,100 m (10,200 ft) en route, Punakha Sightseeing

Day 5

Drive to Paro (125km/3-4hrs), Hike to Taktsang Monastery (3180m/10433ft/5-6hrs)

Day 6

Final Departure

3. Best of Nepal and Bhutan Tour with day Hikes-7 days

Best of Nepal and Bhutan Tour with day Hikes-7 days

Trip Facts

Trip Duration:

7 days

Starting Point:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Ending Point:

Paro, Bhutan

Highlights

  • Enjoy the sightseeing of Kathmandu and its UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Explore the cultural beauty of ancient palaces in Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Enjoy the view from the hilltop of Nagarkot to enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains and the Kathmandu valley
  • Hike to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Changu Narayan Temple which is the abode of Lord Vishnu
  • Fly to Bhutan overlooking the tallest peaks of Nepal and Bhutan
  • Explore the sacred places of Bhutan such as Chimi Lakhang and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Monastery, Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang
  • Discover the Bhutan fortress such as Punakha Dzong, Tashichho Dzong, and Paro Dzong
  • Explore the shiny and tall Buddha statue along with other small sculptures
  • Relish at Dochula overlooking 108 memorial stupas
  • Hike to Tiger's Nest which is located at the hilltop famous for its cultural importance

Best of Nepal and Bhutan Tour with day Hikes - 7 days is one of the best tours that offer a great blend of the cultural and natural beauty of the Himalayan Kingdom. This package includes two days of hikes one in each country. Soak in the beauty of each country as you walk on the trails with an amazing backdrop. Both countries have similar geographical features but offer you a different experience.

The tour starts with sightseeing in Kathmandu where you explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site such as Swoyambhunath Stupa- the monkey temple, Pashupatinath temple-the oldest temple of Nepal. The next day, explore other sites such as Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square that reward you with ancient sculptures, architecture, museums and palaces.

Later, hike to a hill station situated to Kathmandu valley, Nagarkot which offers the amazing sunrise/sunset over the peaks such as Mt Everest. On the 4th day, take a flight to Paro and drive to Thimphu. Explore the Lakhangs (temples) and Gompas (monasteries) of Bhutan. The guided Bhutan tour takes you to three cities-Thimphu, Paro, and Punakha. Finally, hike to Taktsang Monastery, located at the top of a cliff and is the must-visit spot on your trip to Bhutan.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1       

Arrive in Kathmandu and Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 2

Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur and drive to Nagarkot

Day 3

Hike from Nagarkot to Banepa or Changunarayan Temple and drive to Kathmandu

Day 4

Fly from Kathmandu to Paro (Bhutan), drive to Thimphu (55km/1hr 30mins) and Thimphu Sightseeing

Day 5

Drive to Punakha (85km/2-3hrs), Visit Dochula Pass (3,100m/10,200ft) en route, Punakha Sightseeing

Day 6

Drive to Paro (125km/3-4hrs), Hike to Taktsang Monastery (3180m/10433ft/5-6hrs)

Day 7

Final Departure

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4. Nepal And Bhutan Classic Tour - 8 Days

Nepal And Bhutan Classic Tour- 8 Days

Trip Facts

Trip Duration:

8 days

Starting Point:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Ending Point:

Paro, Bhutan

Highlights

  • Enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kathmandu Valley and learn more about the cultural insights of temples, ancient palaces, and architectures
  • Explore the City of Lakes, Pokhara and relax in the lakes, waterfalls and caves overlooking the majestic mountains
  • Fly to Bhutan overlooking the tallest peaks of Nepal and Bhutan
  • Explore the sacred places of Bhutan such as Chimi Lakhang and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Monastery, Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang
  • Discover the Bhutan fortress such as Punakha Dzong, Tashichho Dzong, and Paro Dzong
  • Explore the shiny and tall Buddha statue along with other small sculptures
  • Relish at Dochula overlooking 108 memorial stupas
  • Walk to Tiger's Nest which is located at the hilltop famous for its cultural importance

Nepal And Bhutan Classic Tour - 8 Days is an exclusive tour that offers a chance to explore Himalayan countries with diverse landscapes, cultures, and traditions. In Nepal, explore the UNESCO World heritage sites and Pokhara, the city of lakes. In Bhutan, enjoy the off the beaten path destination and explore the landscape's breathtaking views and different monasteries, temples, and fortress.

The journey starts with exploring Kathmandu. Here, you discover the sacred place for Buddhists- Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath. Also, visit Pashupatinath, the oldest Hindu temple where Lord Shiva is worshipped. After, explore Pokhara, the city of Lakes and relax in this beautiful city by the lakeside. Overlooking the diverse landscape, fly to Paro and drive to Thimphu. Explore main cities such as Thimphu, Paro and Punakha. Get an insight into the local lifestyle of Bhutanese in Punakha village. The tour is incomplete without visiting Tigers' Nest. It is a sacred site where Guru Rinpoche flew on tigress back from Tibet to meditate. The trip ends in Paro and you will fly back to your home country.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1         

Arrival in Kathmandu and sightseeing

Day 2

Fly to Pokhara-30 minutes and explore around Lake Side

Day 3

Pokhara Sightseeing with Sarangkot Sunrise

Day 4

Flight to Kathmandu and Explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Day 5

Flight from Kathmandu to Paro, drive to Thimphu (55km/1hr and 30 mins) and sightseeing of Thimphu.

Day 6

Drive from Thimphu to Punakha (85km/2- 3hrs) and Punakha sightseeing

Day 7

Drive to Paro(125km/3-4hrs), Hike to Taktsang Monastery (3180m/10433ft, 5-6hrs)

Day 8

Final Departure from Paro

5. Nepal and Bhutan Tour-9 days

Nepal and Bhutan Tour-9 days

Trip Facts

Trip Duration:

9 days

Starting Point:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Ending Point:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Highlights

  • Enjoy the beauty of Nepal that is filled with the natural landscape and cultural heritage sites
  • Get amazed by the panoramic views of the mountains of Nepal and Bhutan while you fly to Bhutan
  • Explore the local cultures and learn more about Hinduism and Buddhism
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kathmandu and cultural places of Bhutan
  • Ascend to Tiger's Nest and enjoy the beauty of the monastery from the cliff top
  • Hike to the vantage point of Nagarkot to enjoy the stunning sunrise/sunset amidst Mt Everest
  • Visit one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Changu Narayan which is one of the oldest Hindu temples
  • Visit Sanga, Bhaktapur where you can see the tallest statue of Lord Shiva
  • Enjoy the scenic flight from Bhutan to Kathmandu overlooking mountain peaks

Nepal and Bhutan Tour - 9 days is an enthralling package that takes you to the Himalayan Kingdom, offering diverse landscapes, mountain views, warm hospitality and rich culture and tradition. The tour rewards you with an unforgettable experience in Nepal and Bhutan. It lets you know the unique culture and practices closely and gets an insight into their lifestyle.

The tour begins from Kathmandu. You will explore Kathmandu and its UNESCO World Heritage site such as Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple & Patan Durbar Square. Get amazed by Pashupatinath-the oldest Lord Shiva temple of Nepal, spin the prayer wheels at Boudhanath-the Buddhist stupa, and explore the ancient cultural history of Patan Durbar Square.

On the 3rd day, fly to Paro and drive to Thimphu. Paro is a peaceful city with historical temples and monasteries. Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan, which is busier yet offers beautiful cultural history sites and natural beauty. Visit Dochula, where you can find 108 memorial stupas and enjoy beautiful mountain views. Hike to the famous Taktsang monastery spot located in the cliff, which is the sacred place where Guru Rinpoche flew to meditate on a tiger's back from Tibet. Fly back to Kathmandu; explore Bhaktapur, Panauti, Sanga and hike to a hill station situated to Kathmandu valley, Nagarkot which offers the amazing sunrise/sunset over the peaks such as Mt Everest. On the hike back, explore one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, Changunarayan that takes you back to ancient times, reflecting old culture, architecture and sculptures.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1       

Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel

Day 2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 3

Fly to Paro (Bhutan) (1 hour), sightseeing tour in Paro and drive to Thimphu (55 km/ 1 hr and 30 mins)

Day 4

Drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass (85 km/2-3 hrs)

Day 5

Drive to Paro (125 km/3-4 hrs)

Day 6

Hike to Paro's Taktsang Monastery or Tiger's Nest (9 km/5-6 hours)

Day 7

Fly to Kathmandu (1 hour), sightseeing in Bhaktapur, Panauti, Sanga and drive to Nagarkot (28km/1.5 hours)

Day 8

Enjoy the sunrise view from Nagarkot and hike down to Changu Narayan Temple (3-4 hours)

Day 9

Depart Kathmandu

6. Incredible Nepal Bhutan Tour-10 days

Incredible Nepal Bhutan Tour-10 days

Trip Facts

Trip Duration:

 10 days

Starting Point:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Ending Point:

Paro, Bhutan

Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful Kathmandu with UNESCO World Heritage Site and discover the religions and cultural beauty
  • Explore the City of Lakes, Pokhara and relax in the lakes, waterfalls and caves overlooking the majestic mountains
  • Enjoy the scenic flight to Paro overlooking the tallest mountains and green landscape
  • Visit the culturally significant places such as Buddha Dordema, Chimi Lakhang, Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang and many more
  • Hike to the must-visit place of Bhutan, Tiger's Nest located at the top of a cliff
  • Explore the dzongs of Bhutan such as Paro Dzong, Punakha Dzong, Tashichho Dzong that offers architectural importance
  • Visit "The Crane Center" that provides insights on Black-necked Cranes
  • Explore Phobjikha valley which is one of the glacial valleys in Bhutan

Incredible Nepal Bhutan Tour-10 days is one of the best tour packages that reward you with Nepal and Bhutan's cultural and natural beauty. This package combines the best of both countries. Nepal is known for its tallest peaks, trekking trail, World Heritage sites and its culture and traditions. Bhutan is a carbon-negative country with the highest Gross National Happiness. Explore the similarity yet uniqueness of both countries in terms of arts, culture and religions.

Start the journey in Kathmandu and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and drive to Pokhara's beautiful town. Overlooking the mountain, enjoy your day at the lakeside which offers amazing ambiance. Explore places such as International Mountain Museum, Davis Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev cave and Sarangkot for a breathtaking sunrise/sunrise over the mountains. Fly back to Kathmandu and explore one of Bhaktapur's World heritage sites which offer ancient cultural significance. Take a flight to Paro and drive to the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu. Explore the old fortress called dzongs including Thimphu Dzong, Paro Dzong, and Punakha Dzong. Get to know the rural lifestyle of Bhutan in Phobjikha valley. Hike to the famous Taktsang monastery spot located in the cliff, which is the sacred place where Guru Rinpoche flew to meditate on a tiger's back from Tibet.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1        

Arrival in Kathmandu and Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 2

 Drive to Pokhara and explore Lakeside (204km/6-7 hours)

Day 3

Sunrise from Sarangkot and Pokhara Sightseeing

Day 4

Flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara (around 30 minutes) and Bhaktapur Sightseeing

Day 5

Flight from Kathmandu to Paro (around 1 hour) and drive to Thimphu (1 hour 30 minutes /55km) and Thimphu sightseeing

Day 6

Drive to Punakha and Punakha Sightseeing (2-3 hours/85km)

Day 7

Drive to Phobjikha Valley and Phobjikha village tour (2-3 hours/81 km)

Day 8

Drive to Paro (5-6 hours/176km) and Paro Sightseeing

Day 9

Hike to Tiger's Nest (around 5-6 hours) and visit Kyichu Lakhang

Day 10

Final Departure

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7. Nepal and Bhutan Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour-12 days

Nepal and Bhutan Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour-12 days

Trip Facts

Trip Duration:

12 days

Starting Point:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Ending Point:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Highlights

  • Enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kathmandu Valley and get to know the cultural insights of ancient palaces, temples and architectures
  • Explore the sacred place of Buddhist- Bouddhnath and Swoyambhunath located on the hilltop that offers a panoramic view of the valley
  • Explore the Asura Cave where Guru Rimpoche meditated
  • Discover various sacred monasteries, shrines and statues of Buddha in Buddhist temples
  • Enjoy the walk to Tigers' Nest and enjoy the enthralling site from the cliff top

Nepal and Bhutan Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour-12 days are an exclusive tour that explores the birthplace of Lord Buddha and important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal and Bhutan. The tour offers the sacred site of Guru Rinpoche. Explore the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini and Tiger's Nest Monastery and Bumdra Monastery.

The tour starts with sightseeing in Kathmandu. You spin the prayer wheels at Boudhanath-the Buddhist stupa, watch the valley from the hilltop of Swoyambhunath-the monkey temple and Kopan Monastery. Then, drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. Lumbini is a pilgrimage site that holds an important role in the history of Nepal. Lumbini is an irreplaceable spiritual site where Lord Buddha was born.

The site is patent by Ashoka Stone Pillar, which has an inscribed impression of the birthplace of Lord Buddha. It is considered the historical place of Kapilvastu where Gautam Buddha spent his first 29 years of his life at this place as a king. Visit Chitwan National Park, which holds a significant place in conserving the wild lives speedily vanishing from this planet. You're almost certain to spot water buffalo, egrets, woodpecker, and deer in their natural setting.  The Park is also home to rhinoceros, tigers, leopards, wild bison, 500 birds, butterflies, and Gharials crocodiles.

At Bhutan, explore Buddhist temples, monasteries, dzongs at Paro, Thimphu and Bumdra. Explore the meditation caves of Guru Rimpoche and interact with the monks and other Lamas. Finally, hike to Tiger's Nest and Bumdra Monastery and relish the country's natural and cultural beauty.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1              

Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 3

Drive to Lumbini

Day 4

Drive to Chitwan

Day 5

Jungle Activities at Chitwan National Park

Day 6

Drive to Kathmandu

Day 7

Fly to Paro (2,280m/7480ft) and Paro sightseeing

Day 8

Hike to Bumdra Monastery (3800m/12,467ft)

Day 9

Hike to Tiger's Nest and drive back to the city

Day 10

Drive to Thimphu

Day 11

Drive to Paro, fly to Kathmandu and visit Patan Durbar Square and Pharping

Day 12

Depart Kathmandu

8. Nepal Bhutan Tour With Multiple Activities -15 Days

Nepal Bhutan Tour With Multiple Activities -15 Days

Trip Facts

Trip Duration:

15 days

Starting Point:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Ending Point:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Highlights

  • Enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kathmandu Valley
  • Explore the sacred place of Buddhist- Bouddhnath and Swoyambhunath located on the hilltop that offers a panoramic view of the valley
  • Watch the best sites of Kathmandu and Shivapuri National Park from the vantage point of Nagarkot
  • Explore the beautiful city of Pokhara and relax at the lakeside enjoying the ambiance
  • Trek to Australian Base Camp in the Annapurna region and enjoy the Annapurna ranges
  • Enjoy the beautiful snow-capped peak of Nepal and Bhutan in a flight to Paro
  • Discover the ancient temples of Bhutan such as Chimi Lakhang, Changangkha Lhakhang, Memorial Chorten, and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal monastery
  • Enjoy the ancient forts of Bhutan such as Punakha Dzong, Tashichho Dzong, and Paro Dzong
  • Get amazed with the tall and shiny statue of Buddha
  • Enjoy the hike to the Taktsang Monastery located at the top of a cliff to enjoy the  beauty of the surrounding

Nepal Bhutan Tour with Multiple Activities -15 Days is a brilliant tour that offers the beauty of architectural world heritage sites famous for Hindus and Buddhists. The trek offers a diverse landscape, art, history, culture of two countries- Nepal and Bhutan. You visit Kathmandu valley, Pokhara and Chitwan National Park. Enjoy two days of Australian camp for a mesmerizing view. In Bhutan, get the best of three major cities such as Thimphu, Paro and Punakha.

The tour begins with sightseeing in Kathmandu, where you visit the UNESCO World Heritage site such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square and so on. Drive to Nagarkot for a beautiful sunset/sunrise amidst the peaks such as Mt Everest. Drive to Chitwan to enjoy a visit to Chitwan National Park and rafting. Transfer to Pokhara to begin your trek to Australian Camp. It is one of the shortest and attractive trails in the Annapurna region, where you can see Machhapuchhre peak along the trail. Fly to Paro from Kathmandu and explore Thimphu and Punakha. Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan which offers amazing sites of cultural history and natural beauty. Finally, hike to Taktsang Monastery which is believed to be the meditating spot for Guru Rinpoche who flew on tigress back from Tibet.

Brief Itinerary

Day-1        

Arrive in Kathmandu

Day-2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Transfer to Nagarkot

Day-3

Drive to Kathmandu (27km/1hr 30mins) and Kathmandu sightseeing

Day-4

Drive to Chitwan (164km/5-6 hrs) and rafting en route (2-3hrs)

Day-5

Jungle Activities in Chitwan National Park

Day-6

Drive from Chitwan to Pokhara (152km/5-6hrs)

Day-7

Drive to Phedi (30mins) Trek to Australian Camp-5-6hrs Trek

Day-8

Trek to Kande (3-4hrs) and drive to Pokhara (45mins)

Day-9

Sightseeing in Pokhara

Day-10

Return from Pokhara to Kathmandu (207km/6-7hrs)

Day-11

Arrival in Paro, Sightseeing in Paro and drive to Thimphu (55km/1hr 30mins)

Day-12

Sightseeing in Thimphu and drive to Punakha (85km/2-3hrs)

Day-13

Sightseeing in Punakha and drive back to Paro (125km/3-4hrs)

Day-14

Hike to Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest Monastery) (3180m/10433ft/5-6hrs)

Day-15

Departure from Paro

Best time to do Nepal-Bhutan tour

Nepal Bhutan Tour can be done any time in the year, but the tour's peak season is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November).

Spring Season (March to May)

In Nepal, the spring season is the peak time to travel here. The weather is mild with a clear blue sky and sunny days. It is one of the best times for a stunning view of the mountains and the landscape. There are less chances of rain with temperatures ranging from 20 degrees in the south and 10-12 degrees in the north. During spring, you can celebrate festivals such as Holi, where you play with different colors; Bisket Jatra; Buddha Jayanti and many more.

In Bhutan, the sky is clear and bright with less chances of rain until June. You can see the valley covered with newly bloomed flowers and green grass. The temperature goes to 8-10 degrees in the northern side, whereas it is 20-21 degrees in the south. Witness the celebration of Ura Yakchoe, where a traditional dance is performed.

Summer Season (June- August)

It is a monsoon season in Nepal that brings heavy rain and makes your journey difficult with wet and slippery roads. The visibility of the mountains is low because of the clouds. However, you can do plenty more activities in the Terai region like canoeing, rafting, kayaking and so on. You can visit the Chitwan National Park to encounter rare flora and fauna. The temperature ranges from 18-28 degrees from north to south. In this season, you can celebrate Janai Purnima, Gantakarna and so on.

In Bhutan, you can see extreme rain and reduces the views of the mountains and the landscape. The temperature in the summer is the hottest where the mountain region also feels warm through its humidity. But you can explore the cultural and historical sites of the Kingdom. Celebrate the Haa Summer festival, The Black Neck Crane Festival, Sakteng Festival during this season.

Autumn (September to November)

In Nepal, this is the second peak time tourists come from worldwide to tour around Nepal and Bhutan. The weather is dry and clear due to which it is best to trek in the mountain areas in the north. It is also a great time to visit the Terai region to explore the wildlife and other attractions. The temperature is 8-12 degrees in the north and 20 in the south. During autumn, you can experience different festivals such as Indra Jatra where the living God, Kumari is worshipped; the biggest festival of Hindus, Dashain and Tihar.

In Bhutan, it is the peak time for Bhutanese tourism. However, you won’t see crowded areas because of the strict entry policy. The weather is warm with temperatures ranging from 4-12 degrees in the north and 22 degrees in the south. In this season, celebrate Thimphu Tsechu, Paro Tsechnu, Trashigang Tsechu, Matsutake Festival.

Winter (December- February)

In Nepal, the city becomes less crowded and people can visit the areas and observe the landscape and cultural sites more peacefully. You can visit Nepal's lowland such as the temples in Kathmandu Valley, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini and explore the wildlife in Chitwan National Park. You can celebrate Shivaratri, where Lord Shiva is worshipped, Chhath and so on.

In Bhutan, you can enjoy the snow covered land which makes it mesmerizing to watch. The roads are blocked due to heavy snow. However, it is great to visit the western Dzongkhags, around Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang. You can also encounter the rare black-necked cranes that migrate to the warmer area of Gangtey valley. The temperature goes to 3-4 degrees in the day. You can celebrate Punakha Drubchen during this season.

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  • Author: Naba Raj Amgai
  • Posted on: Thursday Oct 22, 2020
Naba Raj

About Author - Naba Raj Amgai

Naba Raj Amgai, stepped into the world of travel and tourism in 1996. He is Founder and Managing Director of Third Rock Adventures.

Beginning his journey in the tourism industry as a humble Porter Guide to founding hospitality establishments and an adventure travel company, he has come a long way.

In a career spanning more than two decades, he has achieved more than anybody dreams of achieving. Along with his professional achievements, his selfless contribution towards his community and society has won him a lot of accolades and praises.

Having dedicated more than two decades in the tourism and hospitality sector, he has amassed a wealth of experience.

After passing high school, he began helping out some trekking guides and was soon recruited as a porter guide at a reputed trekking agency. Within a short time, he was individually guiding clients across the well-known trails of the Himalayas.

He went on to lead tour groups on multi-country tours to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. Being a part of mountain climbing expeditions familiarised him with expedition logistics and operations. Later on, he went to become the Executive Director and took over the reins of Operations, Sales and Marketing departments. Spending several years in the tourism field has made Naba Raj Amgai a destination expert.

Travelling is his passion and he has been to many countries across the world – USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Holland, Germany, Austria and many parts of Asia.

His journeys to different parts of the world have enriched his travel experience and knowledge. This experience has been instrumental in planning and organizing successful trips for several clients.

As of today many reputed travel companies, hotels and restaurants are under his leadership. A dynamic and proactive leader, he continues to inspire and motivate people from all walks of life.

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