Nepal Bhutan Tour discovers the enchanting Himalayan country Nepal and Bhutan, also offers the most amazing natural scenery and spectacular temple buildings. A journey into the mystic Himalayan nations-Nepal and Bhutan famous for the vast topography and stunning mountain vistas. In 10 days Nepal and Bhutan tour that includes Kathmandu, Tiger's Nest Monastery and more. So, 10 days Nepal and Bhutan Tour is the best way to explore around both countries Nepal and Bhutan.The 10 days tour to Nepal and Bhutan will take you to some famous tourism places of Nepal and Bhutan such as Kathmandu, Paro, Thimphu and Punakha. You will see and experience tantric Buddhism in Bhutan and the religious harmony between Hindu and Buddhism in Nepal.Also, you will visit forts/dzongs, monasteries, temples and the local markets of Nepal and Bhutan. Bhutan Tour with a day hike to Taktsang Monastery in Paro is so amazing.For booking and inquiry, Nepal and Bhutan Tour, please email us at [email protected] and call or message on Whats App at +977 9851023742.
Trip Name: Nepal Bhutan Tour
Duration: 10 days
Season: All Year
Tour Cost: USD 1500 - USD 2500
Group Size: 1 - 12 people.
Tour Package: Standard
Mode of Transfer: Flight/Car/Van
Start/End of Tour: Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Nepal Bhutan Tour 10 days Itinerary, Price and Dates for 2020, 2021, 2022.
Nepal Bhutan Tourvisits important tourism places of Nepal and Bhutan.You will visit the important UNESCO's sites of Kathmandu including Swayambhunath Stupa known as monkey temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and medieval Palace Square called Durbar square of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur before flying to Bhutan Tour.
Kathmandu Paro Thimphu Punakha tour glimpse of Nepal and Bhutan. The trip begins from Kathmandu where you will visit several UNESCO Heritage Sites before flying to Paro. In Bhutan, we discover several dzongs/fortresses), temples, and other cultural and historical landmarks of Bhutan.The high Dochu La pass and hike to Taktsang/Tiger’s Nest Monastery offers scenic landscapes of Bhutan.
The classic Nepal Bhutan tour is perfect for limited time travelers. After short tour in Nepal, you will fly to Bhutan, there you will visit the historic buildings and monasteries in Paro, take a look at the sacred religious books and manuscripts at National Library in Thimphu, then stroll around the most beautiful Dzong in Punakha. Finally, you can travel back to Paro and hike to the Tiger’s Nest - the landmark of Bhutan before back to Kathmandu.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
You will be met at Kathmandu airport upon arrival and taken to your hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Tour
Today you will take a tour encompassing the main highlights of Kathmandu including the many temples and interesting sites of the city. Durbar Square, the religious and social point of the capital, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that date back to between the 12th and 18th centuries. Visit Kumari chowk, the temple of the living goddess 'Kumari' and the Itumbahal courtyard; amongst a number of other temples and shrines. The courtyard is an old Newari settlement and is well known for its traders in herbal spices and medicines. From Durbar Square you will proceed to visit Indra chowk, one of Kathmandu's most colorful local markets. Finish the tour with a walk to Ason chowk and the Annapurna temple, dedicated to the goddess of grains. Pashupatinath is the most important Hindu temple in Nepal and one of the most important Shiva temples in the Subcontinent. The area is alive with color and activity. While non-Hindus are not permitted to enter the main temple, it is possible to visit a vantage point from where there are good views of the temple and the ghats. Continue to Boudhnath, the largest stupa in Nepal and the religious center for Nepal's considerable population of Tibetans.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Paro - Thimphu(2470m, 71km, 2 hours)
You will be collected at your hotel and taken to the airport. Drive from Paro airport to Thimphu, a distance of 40 miles and journey time of approximately 2 hours. Today's sightseeing includes a visit to the arts and crafts school (more commonly known as the painting school), the institute of traditional medicine, a traditional papermaking factory, the textile museum, the museum of folk heritage and the national library. All visits are subject to opening times. Note: The National Library is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The Folk Heritage Museum and the Textile Museum are closed for public holidays and have restricted viewing hours over the weekend. The Arts & Crafts school is closed on Sundays and public holidays, and has restricted viewing hours on Saturdays.
Day 4: Thimphu Tour
Your sightseeing will include a visit to National Memorial Chorten: The building of this chorten was originally the idea of Bhutan's third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck ('the father of modern Bhutan'), who wished to erect a monument to world peace and prosperity, but was unable to give shape to his idea in his lifetime due to pressures of state. After the king's untimely death in 1972, the royal family and cabinet resolved to fulfil his wishes and erect a memorial that would perpetuate his memory and serve as a monument to peace. The National Memorial Chorten was consecrated on July 28, 1974. The finely executed wall paintings and delicately fashioned statues within the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Next, you will visit Tashichho Dzong, the 'fortress of the glorious religion'. This was initially erected in 1641 and rebuilt by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the 1960s. Tashichho Dzong houses some ministries, His Majesty's secretariat, and the central monk body. It is open to visitors during the Thimphu Tsechu (a festival held in autumn) and while the monk body is resident in its winter quarters in Punakha. The last stop of the afternoon will be to some handicraft shops where a wide assortment of colorful, hand-woven textiles and other craft products are available for purchase at the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and many smaller craft shops around the town. The Folk Heritage Museum and the Textile Museum are closed for public holidays and have restricted viewing hours over the weekend. Dine with a local Bhutanese family who will prepare local delicacies and exchange views on Bhutan's unique cultural and traditional values.
Day 5: Thimpu to Punakha(2500m, 65km, 4 hours)
Drive from Thimphu to Punakha, a journey of 48 miles and approximately 3.5 hours. On a clear day, you can see the highest peaks in Bhutan.Visit a Bhutanese farmhouse, which are very colorful, decorative and traditionally built with mud and stones, and with all houses following the same architectural pattern.
Day 6: Punakha
Punakha dzong or Pungtang Dechen Photrang dzong (meaning 'the palace of great happiness or bliss') is located strategically at the junction of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers. It was built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative center of the region. Damaged over the centuries by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the dzong has been fully restored in recent years and is particularly inviting when the colors of the jacaranda trees surrounding it blossom during spring. The Punakha dzong is famous for housing a temple where the sacred remains of the Terton Pema Lingpa (a saint in Tibetan Buddhism) and Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (a Tibetan Buddhist lama) are preserved. Meet and interact with Buddhist monks at this monastic college while enjoying fantastic views of the surrounding mountains.
Day 7: Punakha to Paro(2350m, 120km, 5 hours)
Drive from Punakha to Paro, a distance of 77 miles and journey time of approximately 5 hours. Ta Dzong was originally the watchtower of Paro Dzong and was renovated in 1968 to house the National Museum of Bhutan. Today, it has more than 3,000 works of art, covering more than 1,500 years of Bhutan's cultural heritage. The seven-storey structure, with 8-feet-thick walls, is carefully divided into several galleries and the visitor is required to walk in a specific clockwise route that goes up and then down the building. The Ta Dzong is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Prepare local Bhutanese delicacies such as the fiery 'Emma Datshi' made with red chillies and cheese and heavily seasoned. The class is held in a local restaurant with a team of chefs helping you prepare the food while explaining the history and development of the cuisine.
Day 8: Paro Tour
Hike up to the Taktshang monastery (Tiger's Nest), a trip of around 5 hours. En route enjoy stunning views of the monastery, where it is believed Guru Padmasambava landed on the back of a tiger in the eighth century and meditated for three months. The monastery was built on this sacred site in 1684. A good level of fitness is needed for this excursion, walking sticks are provided and there is a tea-house rest stop en route that offers good views of the monastery. Today you will take a tour of Paro's dzong, known as Rinpung dzong. On a knoll that rises in a sheer climb from the river, Rinpung dzong has a commanding view of the Paro valley and is a true testament to Bhutanese architecture. Centuries ago it was an impregnable fortress that repulsed successive invasions from Tibet and has since also survived the 1897 earthquake. Today it houses the Paro monastic body and the office of dzong (district commissioner) and the thrimpon (district judge). A guided walk around the many quarters and chambers offers an insight into the traditions and secrets of this impressive dzong. Try your hand at Bhutan's national sport using traditional bamboo bows. The Village Lodge. You will be collected at your hotel and taken to the airport to get flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 9: Paro to Kathmandu
Breakfast and transfer to airport to get your flight to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu airport receive you there and drive to hotel.
Day 10: Kathmandu Airport
Breakfast and final transfer to Kathmandu airport to get you flight back to home.