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11 days Nepal Bhutan Tour

11 days Nepal Bhutan Tour

11 days Nepal Bhutan Tour combines a visit to two countries- Bhutan and Nepal. Our trek will begin upon your arrival in the land of Himalayan Kingdom particularly historic capital city called Kathmandu. Kathmandu is filled with past monuments including stunning palaces, temples, tapestry and more. Also, you will even get an opportunity to observe Chitwan National Park which embraces a wide range of plants, animals and birds. Here you can go for a jungle safari with elephant back ride; trip to elephant breeding camp, canoeing trip and see cultural programs too.

Moreover, we will go to visit Pokhara a beautiful valley in Nepal where you will see beautiful lakes, vista of range of Himalayan. Bhutan is a small Himalayan country which holds lesser land than Nepal and which offers you different antique visits to different traditional places. In Nepal, you will be visiting to the antique Pashupatinath Temple where we will be seeing lots of Monkeys and different specific structures and even cremation of a human dead body. Also, visiting Durbar Square in Patan and Kathmandu to study different culture and historic phenomena and architecture and arts will be memorable one. And, you will visit Bhaktapur which is actually known as the city of devotees and is a center of potter and fascinating masks.

The mountains in Bhutan are glorious, the jungles are dense, people’s generosity, the attractive, superb architecture and art that arrests you. The rich cultural heritage of Bhutan has constantly been remarked as spotless. Also, the full glory of this prehistoric land through its deliberate castle known as Dzongs, several antique temples, stupas, monasteries; prayer flags which wave all along the elevated ridges, wild animals living in thick forests, mesmerizing white waterfalls and the welcoming nature of Bhutanese people. Some of the most popular places to visit in Bhutan are Paro, Punakha, Thimpu and Tigernest Monastery. Let Visit Nepal Tibet Treks arrange Nepal Bhutan Tour 11days tour for you as per your desire.

11 days Nepal Bhutan Tour - Outline Itinerary

NEPAL                                                                                                                                                                                       
Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Day 02:  Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park(155Km), Overnight at Resort
Day 03: Chitwan National Park, Overnight at Resort
Day 04:  Drive Chitwan to Pokhara (910m/2986ft.), Overnight at Hotel
Day 05:  Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu, Overnight at Hotel
Day 06:  Kathmandu, Tour of Pashupatinath/Patan/Bhaktapur

BHUTAN
Day 07:  Fly Kathmandu to Paro and drive to Thimphu, Overnight at Hotel
Day 08:  Thimphu (Sightseeing) and drive to Punakha, Overnight at Hotel
Day 09:  Drive Punakha to Paro, Tour of Simtokha Dzong/National Museum/Satsam Monastery
Day 10:  Paro, Tour of Taksang Monastery/Tiger's Nest/Paro Market
Day 11:  Fly Back to Kathmandu and Departure for your destination

Service Included

NEPAL:
Welcome Nepali Dinner with culture show
3 star twin sharing and centre located Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast
All sightseeing escorted by experience, govt. licensed holder English speaking tour guide
All ground transportation by Private Toyota Car inclusive car parking fees, fuel and driver
All sightseeing entrance fees

BHUTAN:
 Package tour in Bhutan including private Car. Local English speaking tour guide, twin sharing nice 3 star standard resort, 3 meals every day, sightseeing entrance fees, Bhutan entry permit.


Cost Excludes

All the expenses of personal Nature, Lunches and dinners except in Nepal welcome Nepali dinner and Nepal Visa (USD25 for 15days and USD40 for 30days multiple entry). Bhutan Visa fee USD30, Airfare  KTM/PARO/KTM, inclusive airport tax, Telephone call (ISD, STD), Laundry, bank wire fees, Drinks, snacks, tipping, if any delay or cancel the tour by the weather or any political reasons, and all not mentioned above.

11 days Nepal Bhutan Tour - Detailed Itinerary

 

NEPAL

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
This will be the first day of your tour where you will first land at Kathmandu Airport and meet with our representatives who transfer you to your Hotel. Our representatives will give us short description of our tour after you set up. After that, you will be getting some time to blend in and check stuffs in the Hotel to make sure if it is alright or not. In the afternoon, you will take some rest and later in the evening, you will be going out for Nepali dinner along with live folk dance performances. You will be back to your Hotel after everything is done and you will be off to sleep.

Day 02: Kathmandu - Chitwan National Park(155Km.)
After the breakfast, you will be driving towards Chitwan National Park which is approximately 155 km away from Kathmandu. After the visit, you will be having lunch in a resort where you will be staying overnight this day. Soon after your lunch, you will be checking out the jungle activities which will be chased by special programs. Later, when you will be off to our Resort, your dinner will be ready and you munch it and go for some sleep.

Day 03: Chitwan National Park
Today, at Chitwan National Park, we travel around the Jungle for the entire day followed by different programs like Jungle walk, Elephant Ride Safari, Elephant Breeding Camp visit, Canoe Trip etc and take our afternoon lunch.  Later after the Dinner we can enjoy the cultural show of Tharu people and overnight stay at resort.

Day 04: Chitwan - Pokhara (910m/2986ft.)
After your early breakfast, you will be driving towards Pokhara (4 hrs drive) via different stunning scenery of countryside and rivers. After you reach there, you will be checking into your Hotel. In the afternoon, it is up to you to figure out what you want to do. Later this day, you will be going out for some beautiful sightseeing of Pokhara valley such as Kumbeshwor cave, Davis Fall,  boating at Fewa Lake and walk around it, etc. O/N in a Hotel.

Day 05: Pokhara – Kathmandu
In the early morning, you drive to Sarangkot which is approximately 30 minutes drive. There, you will be viewing the stunning sunrise along with Mountain views. After the view, you will be driving towards your Hotel and have your breakfast. After the breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu where you will be visiting the Swayambhunath Stupa which is also named as Monkey Temple. After the sightseeing of Swayambhunath Stupa, you will be sent to your Hotel where you will be spending your night.

Day 06: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
After your breakfast, you will be going for sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple which is one of the most famous Temples in all over the world. There you will be gazing upon the cremation of dead body, devotees, monkeys and different other environments surrounds the Temple. Later, you will be proceeding towards Patan to study its interesting arts and structural designs. Soon after that, you will be leaving Patan and you roam around Bhaktapur which is 4kms, east of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur is actually re-known as the city of devotees and it is also a center of potter and fascinating façade. The prime sightseeing places in Bhaktapur are 55 windows, Nyatapola, Durbar Square, Dattatreya Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, et-cetera. After all the visits and tired-some day, you will be staying overnight in a Hotel.



BHUTAN

Day 07: Kathmandu - Paro – Thimpu (2320m.)
From the flight, if the weather is cool, you will be seeing the spectacular views of the world’s highest peaks. As you step off the plane, you will be escorted by your guide to Paro town for lunch. After the Lunch, you will be visiting Ta Dzong, an antique watchtower which is now a museum entitled as The National Museum. Later, you will be going to Rinpung Dzong which was built in 17th century for protections. Later that day, you will be off to Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan where you will be staying a night in a Hotel.

Day 08: Thimpu (Sightseeing) – Punakha (1310m.)
Thimpu has a population of around 66,000 which is just made up of three lines of shops and is the only capital in the world with no Traffic Lights. In the evening, you will be visiting the Handicrafts Emporium. It is the only place in Thimpu where all types of Bhutanese handicrafts are sold and even made. O/N in a Hotel.

Day 09: Punakha - Paro (Sightseeing)
Today, in the morning, you will drive to Paro. On the way, you make a trip to the oldest Dzong in Bhutan, Simtokha Dzong. You keep on driving to Paro. In the afternoon, you will be visiting National Museum, Satsam Chorten Monastery and Paro Dzong. Overnight at hotel in Paro.

Day 10: Paro (2250m.)
Today is the tenth day of your trip and you go for seeing the sights of the Taktsang Monastery which is the most popular monastery on the cliff. It is also known as 'Tiger's Nest' Monastery. The trek up to the view point will take around 2 hours and from this point you can take delight form the spectacular view of the monastery adhering to the side of an elevated cliff. Then you walk further to reach at the monastery which will take around 2 hours and then return back to the hotel and relax. Alternatively, you can also travel around the Paro marketplace. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 11: Fly Back to Kathmandu – Departure
This is your last day of your tour. Early in the morning, you will be transferred to Paro Airport for our departure flight. The flight will be enjoying as the flight will provide us great view of the surroundings.

Trip Duration: 11 days
Country: Cross Country
Area: Nepal, Bhutan
Trip Start from: Kathmandu
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Trip Grade: Easy
Activities: Historical, Cultural and Natural Tours
Meals during Trip:  Breakfast in City & all meals during Trekking
Accommodation during Trip: Hotels in Cities, Lodges/Guest Houses or Camping in Trek
Mode of Transportation:  Private Comfortable Jeep/ Car/Van/Hiace/Tourist Bus or Domestic Flights
Trip Route:  Kathmandu- Chitwan- Pokhara- Kathmandu- Paro- Thimpu- Punakha- paro- Kathmandu

Clothing and equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.

Clothing

1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph

Trip Photos

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