7-Day Kathmandu Bhutan Wonderful Tour Print Itinerary


Trip Highlights


  • Exciting flight with an eye-level view of Himalayan Vistas
  • Explore four major monuments in Kathmandu including Temple and Palaces
  • Hike to the most sacred Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan
  • Learn the culture, traditions, and religion of two south Asian countries
  • Experience delicious traditional meals in Nepal and Bhutan

Overview


“7-Day Kathmandu Bhutan Wonderful Tour is a short and sweet cultural journey of two wonderful South Asian countries (Nepal and Bhutan). Nepal Bhutan Tour Package from Kathmandu takes you on the trip into the mystic Himalayan nations within a-week of time.”

 

Nepal is popular for its age-old temple, monuments, monasteries, and ethnic diversity, and also the diversity of flora fauna. Nepal attracts tourists because of its eye-catching view of the lush green hills and forest and also has a glimpse of all of the cultural and natural beauties that will definitely make you feel once is not enough.

 

On this wonderful tour, you will visit Bhutan from Kathmandu for 4 days as a unique cultural visit to Bhutan. Bhutan lies between two big nations (China and India). Bhutan is a small country like Nepal which is landlocked. Bhutan believes not in GDP but Gross National Happiness (GNP) and set the best examples in the world for the protection of the environment and ethnicity. Bhutan is one of the countries which do not produce anything to pollute this environment.  Bhutan has preserved Buddhism and you can learn about Buddhism and harmony among the people who live in the country.

 

7-Day Kathmandu Bhutan Wonderful Tour takes you first to Kathmandu; you will be picked up by our representative and transferred to the Hotel. On this Nepal Bhutan Tour Package, you explore the major sights of Kathmandu in Nepal and Thimphu, Paro in Bhutan. You will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will visit the temple of the living goddess and able to see her, attend Kora in Boudhanath Stupa, hike to Swoyambhunath Temple (Monkey Temple), and finally Bhutan tour from Kathmandu to explore Thimphu Dzong, Hike to Tiger’s Nest also called as Taktsang Monastery and many more attractions in Bhutan. Tiger’s Nest hike is one of the major highlights in Bhutan. It takes about five hours hike (back and forth) for the Tiger’s  Nest excursion and you will explore other important sights in Bhutan on this Nepal Bhutan Tour Package.

 

Come and join  7-Day Kathmandu Bhutan Wonderful Tour to have a powerful experience in these beautiful Himalayan nations. Click on the Inquiry bottom and feel free to ask any of the questions you may have, we will make your dream come true!

 

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Itineraries


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m)

Arrive in Kathmandu, meet and greet at the TIA airport and transfer to the hotel.

(For early arrivals, we can also plan some activities in the city such as sightseeing, cooking class and etc)

Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Fly Kathmandu to Paro – Thimphu (2334m) | Lunch and Dinner

The most spectacular mountain flights you will ever experience in a lifetime. Flying in from the heat of the plains of India one can witness from the left side of the aircraft window a series of the world’s highest peaks. Your pilot will announce the names of the peaks if the weather is clear. You will descend into the high mountains and as the plane lowers you will not find any airstrip or any city but instead you will enjoy the view of the approaching valley of Paro, the alpine forests, little monasteries, temples, and farmhouses. Before the plane touches the runaway you will get a glimpse of the fertile valley of Paro, the Paro Dzong (Fortress), and Paro chu (river).

Our representative will be at the airport to assist you and meet. Have lunch in Paro. After lunch drive to Thimphu. When in Thimphu you go to prepare for surprises where this unique capital has no traffic lights but adopted its own version of the British – Indian colonial times traffic policemen who can startle you and memorize others with his elaborate hand gestures, sometimes he may be signaling stop when it looks like go but don’t worry you can observe the flow and notice his smile as you stare at him. Evening at leisure or take a walk to the main city from Clock tower square for shopping.

Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu

Day 03: Thimphu sightseeing | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Thimphu sightseeing includes the following:

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the following places. And lunch will be served.

Visit King’s Memorial Chorten (Stupa). This Stupa was built in memory of our Third King of Bhutan.

Buddha Point (There is a statue of Buddha which is 169 feet).

Changangkhalhakhang which was built in the 12th century is one of the oldest temples.

National Handicrafts Shop/Weekend Market

Evening at leisure or take a walk to the main city from Clock tower square for shopping. It provides an excellent opportunity to mingle with local people.

Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu

Day 04: Thimphu to Paro (2200) & Hike to Tiger’s Nest (3120m) | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest) falls in the top 20 places to visit in the world.  Paro is a valley of religion and myth. The most famous landmark, Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), stands on a granite cliff about 1000 m above the valley. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche, a famous Buddhist saint, flew to Paro on a tigress and meditated at Taktsang. The monastery is considered a national treasure of Bhutan.

The hike to Taktsang would take us around 2 ½ hrs to reach a cafeteria, a point from where one can enjoy a great view of the monastery. Those interested can walk further 45 minutes uphill to get a closer view of the monastery. Walk down back to the road. The journey downward to the road would take us less than 1 ½ hrs. Have lunch in Hotel. After lunch takes a walk in Paro Bazar for shopping.

Overnight at the hotel in Paro

Day 05: Paro to Kathmandu (1310m) | Breakfast

After Breakfast, drive back to Paro International Airport. We will escort will help you with exit formalities and fly back to Kathmandu.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathamndu

Day 06: Full Day Kathmandu Sightseeing | Breakfast

Our guide comes to your hotel to pick you up with transportation. As soon as you take your breakfast, a Day Sightseeing begins, you will be visiting four major landmarks in Kathmandu including PashupatinathBoudhanathSwoyambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

 

Our Guide will give you a perfect idea of which place would be the best to initiate. Basically, the trip begins with a tour to Swoyambhunath also known as the Monkey Temple – a 2500 years old landmark; it is said to be, the Radiant Lotus of the Valley-Mythology, established when the water was drained by Manjushree, the God of the Wisdom. This Temple is a famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists, is located on a beautiful hill inside Kathmandu valley. It is situated on top of the hill that could be observed from almost every part of the Kathmandu Valley. The tourists call this Stupa ‘Monkey Temple’ as there are many monkey monkeys living around the Places. After the Sightseeing around Monkey Temple, we drive to another landmark, Boudhanath Stupa. This Stupa has been renovated after the Earthquake 2015 as this was also impacted. The Boudhanath Stupa is the world’s biggest Stupa and represents Tibetan Buddhists Culture in Nepal. Antique shops around this stupa where you can buy things of your preferences concerning Tibetan Culture and Lifestyles. After a visit to Boudhanath, you will be transferred to the Pashupatinath temple, which is located at the bank of the Bagmati River. It is a sacred Temple for Hindus as many people from different parts of the world visit this temple every year and during the Shiva Ratri, hundreds of thousands of devotees and Sadhus come to attend. The last site of this day is Kathmandu Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient Royal residential quarter, Mahadev Parvati Temple, Temple house of Kumari (Living Goddess) around this Durbar Square. Walk around the local bazaar and back to the hotel.

 

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu

Day 07: Departure | Breakfast

We will provide transfer service on the last day to the Tribhuvan International airport for your departure flight back home.

What's Included


  • Accommodation in 3 Star hotels, twin sharing
  • English Speaking Tour Guide for the entire tour
  • Meals on Full board plan (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) in Bhutan
  • Private Transportation
  • All airports to the hotel to airport transfers
  • Processing and approve the permit, Visa Fee
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees

What's Excluded


  • Travel Insurance
  • Flight fares (to/from Paro)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Expenses (Laundry services, Telephone call, Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic drinks
  • Nepal Visa ($30 for 15 days)

Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance can be paid 3 days before the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

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Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more about Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

BEST TIME TO VISIT 

Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon season.

Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

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