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Nepal and Bhutan Tour - 12 Days

GET THE PRIVILEDGES OF EXPLORING NEPAL AND BHUTAN

Be privy to the unparalleled natural beauty and age-old cultures of the two Himalayan Kingdom’s. Bhutan is a Buddhist centered religious core whereas Nepal has a combination of Hindu and Buddhist religion which exist in harmony throughout the country.

Eventually when we get back to Kathmandu –Nepal, we will head towards Chitwan National Park which is a (5) five hours drive. Here we will get the privileges’ of witnessing numerous varieties of animals and birds species. There will be Jungle Walks, Elephant Rides, exploring for one – horned rhinos, royal Bengal tigers. In the afternoons there will be canoeing in the river and bird watching too.

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We will check into a deluxe yet a rustic lodge for (2) two nights and chill by Rapti River. In the evenings we can enjoy the Tharu traditional dances and unwind.
We at Earthbound Expeditions have combined these two popular Himalayan Experiences trips to Nepal and Bhutan which begins from Kathmandu and will lead towards Bhutan.
This tour offers Private Travel Packages for couples on honeymoons, 50 plus baby boomers and for family holidays and it can be arranged to coincide with festival dates.
We are also happy to customize private treks of any lengths in Bhutan or in Nepal inclusive of all luxury facilities.
It can also be customized to suit individual interests and schedules.

Inquire with Earthbound Expeditions team to guide you on your way to Bhutan and Nepal luxury tour packages and benefit from the diverse thrilling world of its own in the midst of nature. You can view the HIMALAYAS in a luxurious way.


Trip Profile

12 DAYS NEPAL – BHUTAN TOUR

3 Nights 4 Days

  • Kathmandu valley along with sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites

4 Nights 5 Days

  • Bhutan along with sightseeing around Thimpu, Paro and Punakha valley with the Tiger Nest - Taksakang Monastery.

2 Nights 3 Days

  • Jungle Safari will involve exploring the one horned Rhinos and the Royal Bengal Tiger in Chitwan National Park, Nepal.

Trip Details & Facts

  • Deluxe rooms in Nepal’s and Bhutan's most recommended luxury hotels.
  • You will have your own private guide and driver for flexible touring, based on your interests.
  • Special activities such as private hiking, meals at local homes, private monastery tours, meditations, golfing and more.
  • Highly personalized itinerary planning.
  • Expert advice from our Bhutan specialists who have traveled extensively in Bhutan.
  • Airfare for flights to and from Paro.
  • Private transfers.
  • Restaurant reservations, spa appointments, shopping recommendations, access to local festivals and other activities.

Departure Dates
• You can choose any departure dates for our Bhutan and Nepal tour.
• We just have to make sure that it matches with Bhutan flight schedules.
• The trip can also be combined with India Taj Mahal or Sikkim Darjeeling or Tibet tour.

The Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival day in Kathmandu
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing
  • Day 03 : Enjoy the sunrise & mountain view
  • Day 04 : Depart for BHUTAN
  • Day 05 : Thimphu valley sightseeing and Punakha Valley
  • Day 06 : Punakha - Wangdue - Paro
  • Day 07 : Paro valley sightseeing and Tiger's nest hike
  • Day 08 : Departure to Kathmandu
  • Day 09 : Chitwan national Park
  • Day 10 : jungle activities
  • Day 11 : Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 12 : Departure

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  • Day 01 : Arrival day in Kathmandu

    You arrive in Kathmandu and there will be a representative to receive you and check you into a hotel for the day.

  • Day 02 : Sightseeing

    This day you will be going for sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Shortly after this we will take an excursion for Nagarkot Himalayan View Point and stay the night in Nagarkot

  • Day 03 : Enjoy the sunrise & mountain view

    We will be up early to see the sunrise and if the weather agrees we will also get glimpses of mountains around Nagarkot. On our way back we will drive through Bhaktapur which is one of the few historical sites with century old temples in Nepal.

  • Day 04 : Depart for BHUTAN

    The flight into Paro on Druk Air is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of the country. During clear weather you can get glimpses of the world's highest peaks give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. The first pleasure presented to you by Bhutan will be the cool, clean fresh air as you step out of the plane. After clearing customs and visa control you are received by your guide and we will depart towards Paro town for lunch.
    • After lunch we will visit the Ta Dzongs - an ancient watchtower which now houses the National Museum.
    • Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong which is the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley.
    • A short walk takes you to the base of the Dzongs and across a traditional cantilevered covered bridge.
    A short distance further is one of the innumerable archery grounds and if we are lucky, we may catch a match in action.

    [Archery is the NATIONAL SPORT of Bhutan].

    • We will depart for Thimphu the modern capital of Bhutan in the late afternoons. The drive will take around 1.5 hours. Thimphu has a population of about 98,000 people and the town is made up of just three lines of shops and is the only capital in the world without traffic lights!
    We will have our dinner and stay the night at Taj Tashi Resort.

  • Day 05 : Thimphu valley sightseeing and Punakha Valley

    Thimphu sightseeing includes a visit to the
    • National Memorial Chorten and National Library which are stocked with priceless ancient Buddhist manuscripts.
    • Folk Heritage Museum is dedicated to connecting people to the Bhutanese rural past through exhibition of items and artifacts used in rural households.
    • Textile Museum is where the art of traditional weaving is still kept alive and preserved through exhibitions and has a good collection of old textiles which are rich in its colors and designs.
    • Handicrafts Emporium has variety of Bhutanese handicrafts for sale.
    After lunch we will take a short drive to Chubachu where you will be able to witness a Cultural Programme consisting of Mask Dances and Folk Songs performed by Royal Academy of performing Arts (RAPA) and then depart to Punakha.
    Leaving Thimphu the road climbs steeply through a forest of pine, cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochola Pass at 3050 meters. This pass often offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges.
    After stopping for tea and taking in the views we descend along a series of hairpin bends to the fertile valley of Punakha. In the afternoon we visit Punakha Dzong which is the winter seat of Je Khenpo and is the ancient capital of Bhutan. It is remarkably located between the rivers of the Mo (Female) Chu and Pho (Male) Chu. This Dzong is open to visitors only during the summers when Je Khenpo and the Monk Body are in Thimphu.
    After dinner we will stay the night at Taj Tashi.

  • Day 06 : Punakha - Wangdue - Paro

    Continue our drive to Wangdue which is one of the major towns and district headquarters of Western Bhutan and this is where we make a short stop to view the Wangdue Phodrang Dzongs significantly located on the spur of a hill by the joining together of the Tsang Chu and Dang Chu rivers and then we drive back to Paro.
    After dinner we stay the night at Uma Paro Resort.

  • Day 07 : Paro valley sightseeing and Tiger's nest hike

    In the morning, we drive towards the north of Paro valley to visit the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong which is (16) sixteen kilometers up the valley and was built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal who was the father and the unifier of medieval Bhutan. These Dzongs were destroyed by accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate.
    Explore the ramparts and on a clear day you will be able to experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari -7,314 meters.
    • Drive to Satsam Chorten to hike to Paro Taktsang or seize the chance of taking a horse ride all the way up to the Tiger’s Nest. The horse ride till the cafeteria will take around one and half hour. At the view point you will enjoy the stunning views of the monastery where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century.
    • We then walk back to the road point.
    • Drive to Kyichu Lhakhang which is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.
    After lunch we drive to a stopover to breathe in the evening air with a walk through Paro's main shopping district.
    After dinner we stay at Uma Paro Resort.

  • Day 08 : Departure to Kathmandu

    Drive to the airport for your flight back to Kathmandu.
    You will be received and checked into Dwarika’s Hotel (Breakfast and Dinner Included) in Kathmandu.
    You will have the option of going sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square or Thamel area.
    In the evening we will invite you for a Nepali cultural show and dinner.

  • Day 09 : Chitwan national Park

    Drive to Chitwan National Park by tourist bus and get involved in the Jungle Safari Activities and stay the night.

  • Day 10 : jungle activities

    It will be a day for Jungle activities such as Elephant rides, jungle walks, canoeing and visit centers for breeding etc and stay in Chitwan.

  • Day 11 : Fly back to Kathmandu

    Fly back to Kathmandu and you will have the day to yourself for exploration. In the evening you will be joining Earthbound Expeditions team for a farewell dinner and a Nepali cultural show.

  • Day 12 : Departure

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What is included

  • All accommodations included within Nepal and Bhutan.
  • Full broad meals included.
  • Private transfers.
  • Sightseeing
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guides.
  • All airports pick up and transfers.
  • Farewell dinner including a Nepali cultural show.
  • Round trip airfare to Kathmandu – Bhutan – Kathmandu.
  • Travel permits.
  • Bhutan visa fees.
  • Major monuments’ entrance fee in Bhutan.

What is not included

  • Personal travel insurance.
  • All personal items.
  • A few lunches and dinners are not included.
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Mountain and road rescue.
  • Other emergency evacuations will be charged if necessary.
  • Expenses incurred as a result of illness, landslides, political disturbances, re-routing, flight cancellations and any other unforeseen situations and events which is not under our control.
  • Any kind of Table drinks, telephone bills, laundry, postage etc.
  • Nepal Visa cost -USD 25.
  • City monument entrance fee USD 35 (approx) which is payable upon arrival.

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