This tour will guide you through the most amazing places of Nepal and Buthan, visiting Pokhara, Chitwan and Kathmandu among other popular places. Explore the natural and cultural heritage of Bhutan and Nepal with its abundant monasteries, regal palaces, rich green rice fields, unique culture, and spectacular mountain views.
With this special Nepal and Bhutan combo trip, explore the highlights of both countries in a short time. These two fascinating countries both straddle the Himalyas and are both known for its spectacular landscape, friiendly locals, and spirituality. Since there is so much to see these small countries, you can pick which special areas you wish to visit such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, Jomson, or Nagorkot in Nepal and Thimbu, Paro, Punakha, Bumthang or Wandue in Bhutan .
Activities: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoymbhunath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath Temple & Bhaktapur Durbar square, Pokhara City, fascinating culture, scenic views, exciting festivals, spiritual monasteries, unexplored regions, regal palaces, mountainious panormas, Taktsang monastery (tiger's nest), Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong, strong cultural heritage.
All our trips are tailor made trips with personalized services. Please let us know the number of participants in your group, your choice of hotels and amendments in our itinerary, if any, so that we can quote you the price.
Program Type: Guided tour
Duration: 15 Days
Price: $2570 USD
Destination: Nepal, Bhutan
Min. Group Size: 2
Best Season: Anytime
Special Interest: Ethnic People, Culture, Spirituality, Lifestyle, wildlife, Luxury Tourism, Children tour, architecture, adventure, Tradition, senior tours, single tour, Family travel, ethnic people, exploration, history, lifestyle
Average Hiking: 6-7 hrs/day
Starting Point: kathmandu
Ending Point: Kathmandu
Geography: Countryside, unique culture, Mid hills, Rivers, Towns, valleys, villages, cultural city
Max. Altitude: 2300m.
Min. Altitude: 450m
Day 01 :Arrival day in Kathmandu, Nepal. Rest day and overnight at hotel
Day 02 :Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley UNESCO world heritage sites
Day 03 :Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley UNESCO world heritage sites
Day 04 :Flight to Paro airport (Bhutan). Drive to Thimphu
Day 05 :Thimphu valley sightseeing and Punakha Valley
Day 06 :Drive from Punakha via Wangdue to Paro
Day 07 :Paro valley sightseeing and Taktsang monastery - Tiger's nest hike
Day 08 :Flight back to Kathmandu
Day 09 :Drive to Chitwan National Park by tourist bus. Jungle Safari Activities. Overnight in Chitwan
Day 10 :Jungle Safari activities and stay overnight at Chitwan National park
Day 11 :Drive to Bandipur village (5 hrs) and stay overnight in Bandipur
Day 12 :Drive from Bandipur to Pokhara (3 hrs). Overnight at Hotel
Day 13 :Exploring Pokhara and relaxing
Day 14 :Drive (7 hrs) or flight (30 min) from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 15 :Final departure to the Airport and Farewell
If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed especially for you.
We can organize this activity anytime. However, going during Guided tour is disrecommended. You can also join another group for the following fixed departure dates:
|StartStart date||EndEnd date||Price||Status|
|10 December 201810.12.2018||24 December 201824.12.2018||$2570 USD||Book|
|18 December 201818.12.2018||01 January 201901.01.2019||$2570 USD||Book|
|26 December 201826.12.2018||09 January 201909.01.2019||$2570 USD||Book|
|03 January 201903.01.2019||17 January 201917.01.2019||$2570 USD $2185 USD||Book|
|11 January 201911.01.2019||25 January 201925.01.2019||$2570 USD $2185 USD||Book|
|19 January 201919.01.2019||02 February 201902.02.2019||$2570 USD $2185 USD||Book|
|27 January 201927.01.2019||10 February 201910.02.2019||$2570 USD $2185 USD||Book|
|28 January 201928.01.2019||11 February 201911.02.2019||$2570 USD $2185 USD||Book|
A typical trekking day
A typical day’s walk lasts from five to seven hours and involves a number of ascents and descents. It is rare to spend much time at the same level. On an organized camping trek, the day is run to a remarkably tight schedule: up at 6 am with a cup of tea, pack the gear before breakfast, start walking at 7 am, stop for lunch around 12 o’clock for about half an hour, start after lunch at noon and stop walking at about 3 pm. The dinner is served around 6.30 pm and followed by a briefing for the next trekking day and then it is time to go to sleep.
Please be aware that this time table may be adjusted according to weather conditions, availability of camp sites, water supply etc.
To ensure you will fully enjoy your trek and make the most of it, we also advise you about the following points which should seriously be taken into account:
Food and Water
Lodges and tea houses are carefully chosen by our staff all along the trek. We will make sure that excellent food will be provided to you and that water is boiled or adequately treated, as this is one of the basic rules for healthy trekking. On a camping trek, your only concern with food is sitting down to eat it! The porters carry all the food along with them and there will be a cook with assistants who can turn out meals of often stunning complexity, like baking a cake
Acclimatization is very important for trekking above 3500m. Our trekking schedules have been carefully designed to maximize your ability to acclimatize safely. We ascend slowly and ensure an adequate number of rest days.
However, it is still possible for mountain sickness and your guide will be watching for symptoms with an experienced eye throughout the trip. These symptoms are commonly headache, nausea, lethargy and sometimes breathlessness. If you or any of the group members display any of these symptoms, we will be able to provide informed advice and ensure a proper course of action.
Everything is included in the price of the trek, except for the purchase of water and soft / hard drinks so we advise you to always carry Nepalese rupees during your trek. The amount to be carried depends on the area and the duration of the trek.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended for all of our clients who are travelling to Nepal in the near future. Before you buy Travel Insurance for Nepal, you should make sure that the Insurance policy covers the cost of a rescue helicopter from mountainous or remote regions of the country and covers all extreme activities for your trip such as rafting, expedition, trekking, canyoning etc. If you fall ill or have an accident during your trip in Nepal, the cost can become exorbitant if you lack travel insurance.
Many insurance companies from all over the world are providing travel insurance services at a reasonable cost and if you are travlling in a group, you may be able to get further discounts.
Finally, please always have a printed copy of your insurance policy handy while travelling in Nepal and also, save an e-copy online. If you need more information about travel insurance, please feel free to contact us.
Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.
You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and one passport sized photo with a light background.
Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:
You may pay in Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Tourist visa extension facility:
No visa required for:
Dos and Donts:
Should you have any question regarding visas, please contact us.
Although every guide on your trip carries a comprehensive medical kit, it is advisable to bring a small supply of first aid items for your own personal use. Base your kit on the following list, plus any special medications you may require:
Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath and Changu Narayan Temple. Entrance fees must be paid before touring Lumbini Gardens, the sanctuary of the Mayadevi Temple, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in Lumbini, Rupandehi. Entrance fees must be paid before touring the Central Zoo in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, and museums in Kathmandu Valley. Entrance fees must also be paid before touring local museums in different parts of Nepal.
|Narayanhiti Durbar Museum||Rs. 500||Rs. 250||Rs. 100|
|Kathmandu Durbar square||Rs. 750||Rs. 150||free|
|National Museum Chhauni||Rs. 200||Rs. 25||Rs. 20|
|Patan Durbar Square||Rs. 500||Rs. 100||free|
|Patan Museum||Rs. 250||Rs. 25||Rs. 10|
|Patan Golden Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 20||free|
|Mahabouddha Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 30||free|
|Bhaktapur Durbar Square||Rs. 1,500||Rs. 500||free|
|National Art Museum, Bhaktapur||Rs. 100||Rs. 50||Rs. 20|
|Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)||Rs. 200||Rs. 50||free|
|Bouddhanath Stupa||Rs. 250||Rs. 150||free|
|Pashupatinath Temple||Rs. 1,000||Rs. 1,000||free|
|Changu Narayan Temple||Rs. 100||Rs. 25||free|
|Ethnographic Museum, NTB||Rs. 200||Rs. 100||Rs. 30|
You should make an appointment to get a check-up with your family doctor and dentist before embarking on your trip. Below is a quick list of frequently needed immunizations. This is only a basic guide and we strongly recommend that you follow the advice given by your doctor.
Given enough notice, your doctor or local health clinic should be able to administer all the above. Two excellent sources of up to date medical advice are: The CIWEC CLINC in Kathmandu, Nepal and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
What is not included
General Trekking Equipment
The equipment and clothing you require depends on where and when you trek. Of course, you will not need the same equipment for going up to the Everest Base Camp in the middle of winter and doing a short, low altitude trek.
Remember that all this equipment can also be bought or rented in Kathmandu
Equipment list for day tours
Usually you should need these things while you are in Nepal with you for a cultural day tours, day hiking or short village tours around Kathmandu or Pokhara.