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Bhutan Tour Package from Nepal offers you a chance to discover two beautiful Himalayan counties. It is a great combo tour where you will visit the tranquil and spiritual land of Nepal and Bhutan. In a single trip of 7 days, you will get an opportunity to connect Nepal and Bhutan and explore the best places of both mystical lands. 

The Bhutan and Nepal tour begins and ends in the beautiful Himalayan country of Nepal. This combined Bhutan Tour Package from Nepal offers you an opportunity to visit six UNESCO World Heritage sites in the three most magnificent medieval cities of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. On the other hand, you will explore fortress-like monasteries, dzongs, and peaceful living styles in Paro and Thimphu, major cities of Bhutan.

Nepal Bhutan tour will let you discover the cultural richness of these two beautiful Himalayan countries. During the tour, you will experience unique mountain cultures and traditions that remained preserved and untouched by modernity.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Nepal and Bhutan, hidden gems of South Asia
  • Inner-city walk around Ason Bazaar, Indrachowk, Thamel
  • Chance to observe Newar lifestyle, culture, and tradition
  • Stroll around Kathmandu Durbar Square, a world heritage site
  • Walk around Thamel, a lively place 24/7
  • Experiencing local culture and cuisine on the busy streets of Ason and Indrachowk
  • Stop by the traditional market and indulge yourself in shopping
  • Enjoy a small tour around Kathmandu Valley's ancient kingdoms of Patan and Bhaktapur
  • Witness Newari architectural gems in Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Visit National Memorial Chorten, one of the most religious structures in Thimphu
  • Tour Tashichho Dzong, Fortress of the Glorious Religion
  • Get a glimpse of the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle at the National Folk Heritage Museum
  • Witness the ancient artifacts at National Museum in Paro
  • Explore Paro Dzong, Fortress on a heap of jewels
  • Hike to famous Tiger Nest's Monastery in Paro valley
  • Visit Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa in Nepal 
  • Pashupatinath Temple most sacred Hindu temples of Nepal
  • Swayambhunath Temple, one of the holiest Buddhist chaityas in Nepal

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu and Sightseeing
Day 2 Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Patan
Day 3 Fly to Paro and Drive to Thimphu (1hour flight, 55km/1hour and 30 mins drive)
Day 4 Sightseeing in Thimphu and drive to Paro (55km/1hr and 30mins) and Sightseeing
Day 5 Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger Nest's) (3,120m/10,260ft, 5 to 6hrs)
Day 6 Fly to Kathmandu and Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 7 Final Departure


Trip Overview

Bhutan Tour Package from Nepal is an excellent option to indulge in two beautiful Himalayan countries in Asia. Both countries are blessed with natural beauty, unique, and untouched culture and traditions. Nonetheless, this 7 days of Nepal and Bhutan tour is the best package to visit both Buddhism's kingdoms in a single trip.

You will begin your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, locally addressed as Hanuman Dhoka or Basantapur. It is a historic center of Kathmandu where you will discover ancient art, architecture, culture, and tradition. You can visit Kumari's house, which is the home of the only living goddess.

Another highlight of this combined tour package is sightseeing in two ancient cities, Bhaktapur and Patan, holding their own cultural and architectural significance. Bhaktapur is filled with medieval art, architecture, sculptures, woodcarvings, pagoda temples, and courtyards.

On the other hand, you will also visit Lalitpur, also known as Patan. It is extremely popular for its artistic heritage and Newari architecture. Patan has about 136 courtyards, 55 major temples, and most of them are in Durbar Square's vicinity. Patan Durbar Square's major attractions include; Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Mandir, Taleju Bhawani Mandir, Golden Temple, Taleju Bell, and Patan Museum. 

Likewise, after exploring Nepal, you will fly to Bhutan for the next wonderful cultural trip. Bhutan is another landlocked country with rich Buddhist culture and heritage. Paro and Thimphu are beautiful valleys in Bhutan. From colorful fluttering prayer flags to rich histories, this Bhutan Tour Package from Nepal is an excellent option. 

After landing the plane at Paro airport, the only international airport in Bhutan, you will have to go to the capital city, Thimphu. It is an ideal travel destination for those who are looking for places to explore and want to experience Bhutanese culture and tradition with the comfort of modern amenities. 

Well, the Thimphu city is dotted with several tourist attractions such as a 17th-century fort, Taschichho Dzong, National Memorial Chorten, Great Buddha Dordenman statue, National Library, Folk Heritage Museum, and Hand-made Paper factory. You can also visit the authentic handicraft market, one of the most colorful alleys in Thimphu. From handmade paper bags, paintings, traditional attires, products made from Bamboo to the famous conventional face masks, you will get plenty of options to buy souvenirs. 

After touring Thimphu, you will again drive back to Paro. It is another beautiful city surrounded by meticulously paddy fields. Surrounded by the majestic Himalayas on all sides, the valley sits at the bottom of Mt. Jomolhari. Flooded with ancient sites and dotted with dzongs, fortresses, monasteries, the valley offers more than what meets the eye.  

Later you can also check out National Museum in the watchtower above Paro Dzong to get an inside look at Bhutan's history, culture, and traditions. Another major highlight of Paro valley is the stunning fortresses called Paro Dzong. 

Afterward, you will hike to Taktsang Goemba, also known as the Tiger's Nest Monastery. It has widely famous as one of the most remarkable tourist spots in central Asia. It is the most iconic landmark in Bhutan, and a trip to the country is incomplete without a visit. It is perched above Paro valley and holds far greater importance than its natural beauty and solitariness. It also has the utmost cultural and religious significance of Bhutan. 

In this way, the Bhutan tour is over, but you will continue your vacation to Kathmandu. There are other more exciting places to discover around the Kathmandu valley. You will visit three legendary places in Kathmandu. Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupas in the world, is rich in Buddhist and Tibetan culture. You can see many Buddhist Monks walk around the stupa while repeating the mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum."

Apart from that, you will also visit Pashupatinath, a holy shrine of Lord Shiva, located at the Bagmati river bank. This Hindu temple holds significant norms, values, and general beliefs of Nepalese people, especially Hindus. So it would be an ideal option to visit to learn to know about Nepalese culture, tradition, and religion. 

Likewise, Swayambhunath is another famous religious site for both Hindus and Buddhists. It lies on the hill's top, offering an astonishing view of the Himalayan range and Kathmandu valley. The major attractions are the Buddha statue, huge gold-plated Vajra, a sleeping Buddha statue, the Dewa Dharma Monastery, Harati Maa Temple, and Manjushree Temple. 

Finally, the 7 days of the Bhutan Tour Package from Nepal have ended. Depending on your departure time, our Nepalese guide will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport. Hope to you see you soon for your next adventure!

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and Sightseeing

Kathmandu Durbar Square Kathmandu Durbar Square

You will arrive at Kathmandu International Airport. Meet our Nepalese guide, and then make your way to the respective hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you can explore nearby places such as Kathmandu (Basantapur), Durbar Square, Ason, Indrachowk. 

You will witness a unique combination of Malla and Shah period architecture around the Kathmandu Durbar Square area. You can stroll around the durbar square, where there are dozens of elegant temples and shrines. The major attractions of this place are Hanuman Dokha Palace, Taleju Temple, Kumari House, Kasthamandap, Kal Bhairav Temple, Shiva Paravati Temple, and Jagannath Temple. 

Well, after exploring the historic center of Kathmandu, you will get back to the hotel. On the way, you will also visit the famous traditional marketplace Indrachowk and Ason. Later you can explore Thamel, a favorite touristic destination popular for nightlife in Kathmandu. It is a vibrant place fully packed with trekking agencies, 

You can also go for a heritage walk around Thamel. You can visit Bhagwati Mandir, Ganesh Mandir, Vikramshila Mahavihar, and Chhwasal Ajima Sthan. Thamel has numerous shops that sell various products like thangka paintings, singing bowls, statues, printed local t-shirts, and many other different accessories. It is also a perfect spot to enjoy some good bars and restaurants.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Day 2: Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Patan

Patan Durbar Square Patan Durbar Square

After having breakfast, you will start a sightseeing tour by visiting Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It is among the three popular durbar squares in Kathmandu valley. It is famous for its exquisite architecture, temples. You can witness some of the best-preserved historical monuments, including 55 Window Palace, National Art Gallery, Golden Gate, Lion Gate, Big Bell, Statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Pashupatinath, and Vatsala Devi Temple. 

Further, you will explore the ancient city Patan which is the third-largest city in Nepal. It is the center of art where you can get an essence of the country's Hindu and Buddhist cultures. Visit the incredible landmarks such as Patan Museum, Krishna, Bhimsen, Vishwanath, and Taleju Bhawani Mandir. After enjoying the whole sightseeing tour, you will drive back to Thamel, Kathmandu, for an overnight stay. 

Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Day 3: Fly to Paro and Drive to Thimphu (1hour flight, 55km/1hour and 30 mins drive)

Tashichho Dzong Tashichho Dzong - one of the prime places to visit in Thimphu

Today you will drive to Kathmandu International Airport for the flight to Paro. Upon your arrival at Paro, our Bhutanese guide will warmly welcome you! After clearing all immigration formalities, you will take an hour-long scenic drive to Bhutan's capital city, Thimphu. Your Bhutanese experience actually begins here!

On the way to Thimphu, you will view Tamchhog Lhakhang, a small private temple and traditional iron suspension bridge. If time permits, you may stop here and snap some photos. After checking into the hotel, you will visit the ancient landmark National Memorial Chorten, built in honor of the 3rd king of Bhutan. 

Later, you will visit one of the most significant religious buildings in Thimphu, Taschichho Dzong. It is one of the famous Buddhist monasteries in Bhutan and houses the offices and the king's throne room. After that, you will make to the giant Great Buddha Dordenma statue, where you can enjoy the sunset over the valley below. Apart from that, you can stroll around in Thimphu and get soaked into the Bhutanese people's lifestyle.

Overnight stay at Thimphu

Day 4: Sightseeing in Thimphu and drive to Paro (55km/1hr and 30mins) and Sightseeing

Rinpung Dzong Rinpung Dzong - Also known as Paro Dzong means 'Fortress on a Heap of Jewels'

Today you will enjoy Sightseeing in Thimphu Valley. Visit the Painting school famous for traditional Thanka paintings, the Bhutanese paper-making factory, Folk Heritage Museum, and National Library. 

Upon arrival in Paro, after checking into the hotel, you will have some time to freshen up. Later, visit National Museum and learn about the history and heritage of Bhutan. You will get a sight of mystical Bhutanese art, including masterpieces of bronze statues and paintings. It also has a collection of ancient weapons and farming tools from the stone age. Some other museum collection highlights include an egg laid by a mule, a horse horn, and a stone-age axe. 

In the evening, you can also admire Bhutanese architecture by visiting Paro Dzong. It is a beautiful traditional fortress with a complex of courtyards, temples, offices, and areas surrounded by towering halls. This place has a very spiritual environment that will alleviate you to get the positive energy in your life.

Overnight stay in Paro

Day 5: Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger Nest's) (3,120m/10,260ft, 5 to 6hrs)

Taktsang Monastery Bhutan Taktsang Monastery Bhutan - Bhutan's most sacred sites: Taktsang Monastery

Today you will hike up to one of Bhutan's most sacred sites: Taktsang Monastery, famous as Tiger Nest's Monastery. This fascinating Goemba is perched high up on a cliff about 900 meters above the Paro Valley. Thus from the top, you will get a spellbound view of the Himalayan range and Paro valley. During the hike, you will have a pleasant walk through the pine forests. It will take around 6 hours of roundtrip, both hiking up and down. 

Apart from the majestic view, it is also one of Bhutan's most iconic religious sites. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche, "Second Buddha" of Bhutan, have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days, and three hours. Eventually, you will see the famous cave where Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) has meditated in the 8th century. After exploring legendary religious landmarks, you will get back to Paro valley for an overnight stay. 

Overnight stay in Paro

Day 6: Fly to Kathmandu and Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Swayambhunath Stupa Swayambhunath Temple Located atop a hill west of Kathmandu city, the complex has been in use since the 5th century A.D.

After breakfast, our Bhutanese guide will drop you at the Paro International Airport for your final departure from Bhutan but hold tight as your adventure in Nepal continues. Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu by a private tourist vehicle. You will say hello again to Kathmandu and visit the rest of the cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

One of them is Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa globally, the center of Tibetan Buddhism. You can walk around the stupa; there are also prayer wheels at the stupa. Another gem is Pashupatinath Temple, a 5th century Hindu Temple built for Lord Shiva. It sits along the Bagmati River banks and serves as an important pilgrimage site for Hindu devotees. 

Further, you will also visit Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple. From the stupa, you will get a fantastic view of Kathmandu valley and the surrounding mountains. Finally, after completing a half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley, you will get back to your hotel. If you wish, you can explore Thamel, a good shopping area, or stroll around.

Overnight stay at Kathmandu. 

Day 7: Final Departure

Your 7 days Nepal and Bhutan Tour comes to an end today! After breakfast, our Nepalese guide will pick you from the hotel and drive you to the airport for the intended flight to your next destination. 




Trip Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.
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Based on 4 reviews

Tristin Jarvis
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Mar 19, 2020
Excellent holiday
One of my friend suggested this company and this is my first trip with Third Rock Adventures, and I am more than satisfied with what they had to offer. The trip as a whole was an excellent experience. Our guide was friendly, attentive and extra-caring and we all got along really quick. He was experienced and had friendly demeanor and I can certainly say that I made friends for life during this trip. Thank you all for this excellent holiday.
David Williams
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Mar 11, 2020
Different Experience
Trip to Bhutan and Nepal for 7 days was a beautiful adventure filled with mix of two different traditions and ways of life in these two countries. Initially, I wasn't sure if I would make it to both of these countries, but Third Rock Adventures suggested this tour which perfectly fit to my requirement (although they were ready to customize the itinerary). Thankfully, I experience what I have dreamt for year with their help. Tons of thank you to the entire team who made this possible.
Best Destination, Best and Selected Tours
Andrew Robertson
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Feb 26, 2020
Great Service like a family-care
My family loves to visit new places. This time we did with kids and we opted for quality service and Third Rock did not disappoint. We did Nepal and Bhutan Tour for 7 days Our needs were looked after constantly. We are all quite satisfied with their services and would highly recommend others to choose them as your tour operator.
Raphaelle Strosin
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Feb 06, 2020
Bhutan and Nepal in 7 days
We did 7-day tour with the flight from Nepal to Bhutan. As almost all flights were fully booked but the travel consultant Leena worked her magic and she was able to find us a flight and was able to jumble our itinerary to make it work. Bhutan gave us a much needed break from city living. Our guide and the driver (sorry I forgot their name) made us feel so at home and they were very patient with us especially with the hike up to the Tiger's Nest. The view was breathtaking! The whole country was surreal I must say! Nepal on the other hand was truly beautiful, full of mountains. Despite having most of the beautiful buildings heavily damaged or destroyed by the strong earthquake a few years back, you could still see how elaborate it once was. It is still a must see. Overall, this trip was perfect! Loved every single day. Much grateful to Leena, our guide and everyone at Third Rock for this great itienrary.

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