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9 days Nepal Bhutan Tour

9 days Nepal Bhutan Tour

9 days Nepal Bhutan Tour, a combined tour to two stunning countries -The Land of the Thunder dragon, Bhutan and The Land of Himalayas, Nepal. Both of the countries are well-off in culture and history which will certainly fascinate any tourists. This 9 days Nepal Bhutan Tours are specially designed meant to see the history, culture, natural beauty of Nepal plus Bhutan. Our main reason for going to Nepal Bhutan tour is to experience large ranges of tours and adventurous here. We have been managing a joint tour to Nepal and Bhutan.

Bhutan is well known for its unique cultural heritage and Bhutan culture tour is one of the best tours in Bhutan. Bhutan is a small Himalayan country which holds lesser land than Nepal and which offers you different antique visits to different traditional places which has historical significance. Talking about 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.

Similarly, this trek will bestow an opportunity to know the Bhutanese traditions and cultures jointly with the fascinating natural beauties. To arrive at Bhutan, we first take flight to Paro Airport where our agent will help you out to transfer to the hotel. Some of the most popular places to visit in Bhutan are Paro, Punakha, Thimpu, and Tigernest Monastery. And, apart from exceptional art and architectures of monasteries, you will also spot Bhutan's national animal, Takin. Also, we will go to visit Jungsi paper factory, arts and crafts school, Nunnery Monastery and after that drive to Punakha above the Dochu La pass which lies at an elevation of 3050m. Another interesting part of the Western Bhutan Culture Tour is visiting the oldest Dzong in Bhutan, Simtokha Dzong; National Museum, Satsam Chorten Monastery and Paro Dzong and many more. In addition culture, you may trip Dochula pass (3150m.) to sight the eastern Himalayan peaks, scenery and varieties of species of flora and fauna of Bhutan.

Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks is local tour operator that designs the 9 days Nepal Bhutan Tour where you will be accommodating at resort or lodge or guesthouse during the tour. And the best season for this tour is Mar, April, May, September, October and November.

9 days Nepal Bhutan Tour - Outline Itinerary

NEPAL                                                                                                                                                                               
Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Day 02:  Kathmandu, Tour of Pashupatinath/Patan/Bhaktapur
Day 03:  From Kathmandu drive to Pokhara (910m/2986ft.), Overnight at Hotel
Day 04:  Fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara and sstart your Sightseeing Tour, Overnight at Hotel

BHUTAN
Day 05:  Fly Kathmandu to Paro and drive to Thimphu, Overnight at Hotel
Day 06:  After the sightseeing tour of Thimpu drive to Punakha, Overnight at Hotel
Day 07:  Drive Punakha to Paro and do the Sightseeing Tour of Simtokha Dzong/Paro Dzong/Satsam
Day 08: Paro, Tour of Taksang Monastery/Paro Market
Day 09: Fly Back to Kathmandu and Departure

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.

9 days Nepal Bhutan Tour - Detailed Itinerary


NEPAL

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
You arrive at Kathmandu and meet our representatives who transfer you to your Hotel and allow you to blend in it. Later, give you the short descriptions of the tour. In the afternoon, you are free to rest or roam; it is upon you to decide what you want to do this day. Later, you will be going out for the typical Nepali dinner with folk dance. Tonight, you will be staying overnight in a Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
After your early breakfast, you will be visiting to the antique Pashupatinath Temple where you will be seeing lots of Monkeys and different specific structures and even cremation of a human dead body. After that, you will proceed to Durbar Square in Patan and Kathmandu to study different culture and historic phenomena and arts and architecture. Later that day, you will be off to Bhaktapur city which is approximately 14kms far, east from Kathmandu. Bhaktapur is actually known as the city of devotees and is a center of potter and fascinating masks. The prime places of Bhaktapur are Nyatapola, 55 windows, Bhairavnath Temple, Dattatreya Temple, et-cetera. 

Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara (910m/2986ft.)
After having breakfast, you drive to Pokhara passing all the way through good vista of river and landscape. You will have a free afternoon. You will go around Pokhara Valley such as Davis fall, boating at Phewa lake, Kumbeshwor cave and take a pleasant walk around lakeside. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Pokhara – Kathmandu - Sightseeing Tour
Early in the morning taking 30 minutes drive to Sarangkot for striking sunrise sight including peak views. After having your breakfast you take a flight back to Kathmandu. In the afternoon you will visit around Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Here, you will also visit Kumari, the Living Goddess of Nepal, Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kasthamandap Temple and many other shrines. Overnight at Hotel.


BHUTAN

Day 05: Kathmandu - Paro – Thimpu (2320m.)
From the flight, if the weather is fine, you will be seeing the spectacular views of the world’s highest peaks. Soon as you step off the plane, you will be escorted by our 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 06: Thimpu (Sightseeing) – Punakha ( 1310m.)
Early morning today, you go around Memorial Chorten and then drive to perceive national animal of Bhutan, Takin while passing through the pine trees. Also, you will go to visit Jungsi paper factory, arts and crafts school, Nunnery Monastery and after that drive to Punakha above the Dochu La pass which lies at an elevation of 3050m. Similarly, en route you will see further striking landscape that Bhutan offers. Once at Punakha, you visit Punakha Dzong. Later you visit Wangdi Dzong and drive hotel for overnight.

 

Day 07: 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 08: Paro (2250m.)
Today 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 09: Fly Back to Kathmandu – Departure
This is your last day of the tour. Early in the morning, you will be transferred to Paro Airport for your departure flight.

Trip Duration: 9 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- 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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