Nepal Bhutan TourCombined (Multi-Countries) Tour of Nepal and Bhutan, Private Tour with flexible duration & accommodation || Extermly Popular ||
Nepal Bhutan Tour is a tour composing of two extremely rewarding travel destinations in Asia. It is an ideal tour for culture and nature-lovers around the world. Around this week-long tour, you will witness the heritage, diversity, history, and tradition like no other place in the world. Nepal Bhutan Tour is straightforward and you are greeted with delight every day. Far from modernization and closer to nature, Bhutan and Nepal are great releases to your daily schedule. Reaching most major cities and settlements here travelers can understand these Himalayan kingdom’s better.
Nepal Bhutan Tour starts in the lively city of Kathmandu. The Nepalese capital is no stranger to travelers. Once known as the prime destination for hippies in the 60’s it has transformed into a backpackers paradise. With Patan and Bhaktapur included, travelers can explore seven UNESCO world heritage sites here. Nepal tour is recognized around the world for its fantastic value for money. From here you could add Pokhara for adventure, Chitwan for a wildlife safari, Lumbini for a pilgrimage, and many more. Nepal is a nation that has surprises on hold every time you are here. It couldn’t be a better start for your wonderful multi-country tour of Nepal and Bhutan.
Bhutan composes the second half of this tour and is known as the destination to be for travelers in Asia. Landing straight in Paro you can’t miss the beauty and uniqueness of this nation. Welcoming you with traditional dress and hospitality, prepare for a sublime time here. From the monuments of Thimphu to the landmarks of Punakha, every place and the road between them is a sublime experience here. To cap it all lies the iconic monasteries and Dzongs that define Bhutan. Natural views and landscapes complete your Bhutan tour with happiness in your heart.
Nepal Bhutan tour aces the cultural and natural diversity of Asia perfectly. As a traveler, you will enjoy the bits and moments making up for a fantastic tour here.
- A complete tour of two beautiful kingdoms in the Himalayas.
- Local culture, hospitality, and culture exploration in a brief period.
- Refreshing trails and sub-tours leading you to majestic destinations.
- Nepal Bhutan Tour promises both unique and memorable experiences for different types of travelers.
- Adventure options alongside several activities you can customize easily.
- Authentic experiences of underrated travel destinations in South Asia.
- Picturesque and sublime sites planned professionally in a single tour of Bhutan and Nepal.
Why you’ll love these Nations for a Vacation?
- Each destination is unique here with fantastic experiences awaiting you.
- Both Nepal and Bhutan has some of the liveliest and welcoming people to chat and share stories.
- Adventure opportunities with many side trips available in all these countries.
- The abundance of UNESCO World heritage sites accessible through brief drives.
- Unique and delicious local cuisine with twists from both Tibetan and Indian cuisine for you to try.
- Scenic views never leave you at times offering some of the most beautiful sunrise/sunset views of your life.
- A peek into Nepalese and Bhutanese art of living where happiness worth more than money and possession.
- Perfect fit for both luxury and budget travelers with different ways to enjoy your vacation.
- Safe for traveling: Both Nepal and Bhutan are some of the safest places to travel for solo or family vacation.
- A perfect blend of nature and culture. Visiting these nations you will have an exquisite experience of both in a single visit.
- For art and photography lovers, there are few places more promising than these with magnificent monuments, unique architecture, centuries-old sculptures and paintings to enjoy and more.
- The views of the marvelous Himalayas to highlight your visit.
- A close encounter with rare and majestic wildlife and birds if you aim foe different Safaris here.
- A spiritual break from your everyday hassle into the peaceful and serene destinations of Nepal and Bhutan.
- Festivals celebrated with the communities here gives you a different look at humanity and love.
- Positive vibe in the atmosphere as two of the most tourist-friendly nations awaits for you.
- The journey to reach the destination is always full of life, adventure, and some fantastic moments to cherish.
Recommended Combined Nepal Bhutan Tour (Multi-countries Tour)
- Nepal Bhutan Tour – 3 nights 4 days
- Including Kathmandu& Bhaktapur | Thimphu & Paro with Taktsang Monastery Hike
- 1 night in Nepal & 2 nights in Bhutan
- Nepal Bhutan Tour – 4 nights 5 days
- Including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur& Nagarkot | Thimphu & Paro with Taktsang Monastery Hike
- 2 nights in Nepal & 2 nights in Bhutan
- Nepal Bhutan Tour – 5 nights 6 days
- Including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Nagarkot | Thimphu, Punakha & Paro with Taktsang Monastery Hike
- 2 nights in Nepal & 3 nights in Bhutan
- Nepal Bhutan Tour -6 nights 7 days
- Including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan, Dhulikhel & Nagarkot | Thimphu, Punakha & Paro with Taktsang Monastery Hike
- 3 nights in Nepal & 3 nights in Bhutan
- Nepal Bhutan Tour – 7 nights 8 days (Option 1)
- Including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan & Chandragiri Hills | Thimphu, Punakha overnight & Paro with Taktsang Monastery Hike
- 3 nights in Nepal & 4 nights in Bhutan
- Nepal Bhutan Tour – 7 nights 8 days (Option 2)
- Including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Pokhara | Thimphu, Punakha & Paro with Taktsang Monastery Hike
- 4 nights in Nepal & 3 nights in Bhutan
- Nepal Bhutan Tour – 8 nights 9 days
- Including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur &Pokhara | Thimphu, Punakha overnight & Paro with Taktsang Monastery Hike
- 4 nights in Nepal & 4 nights in Bhutan
- Nepal Bhutan Tour – 9 nights 10 days (Option 1)
- Including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Pokhara | Thimphu, Punakha, Pobhjikha & Paro with Taktsang Monastery Hike
- 4 nights in Nepal & 5 nights in Bhutan
- Nepal Bhutan Tour – 9 nights 10 days (Option 2)
- Including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Chitwan & Pokhara | Thimphu, Punakha & Paro with Taktsang Monastery Hike
- 6 nights in Nepal & 3 nights in Bhutan
- Nepal Bhutan Tour – 9 nights 10 days (Option 3)
- Including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan & Pokhara | Thimphu, Punakha overnight & Paro with Taktsang Monastery Hike
- 5 nights in Nepal & 4 nights in Bhutan
- Nepal Bhutan Tour – 10 nights 11 days (Option 1)
- Including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan & Pokhara | Thimphu, Punakha, Pobhjikha & Paro with Taktsang Monastery Hike
- 5 nights in Nepal & 5 nights in Bhutan
- Nepal Bhutan Tour – 10 nights 11 days (Option 2)
- Including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan, Chitwan & Pokhara | Thimphu, Punakha & Paro with Taktsang Monastery Hike
- 7 nights in Nepal & 3 nights in Bhutan
- Nepal Bhutan Tour – 11 nights 12 days (Option 1)
- Including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan & Nagarkot | Thimphu, Punakha, Trongsa, Jakar, Pobhjika & Paro with Taktsang Monastery Hike
- 3 nights in Nepal & 8 nights in Bhutan
- Nepal Bhutan Tour – 11 nights 12 days (Option 2)
- Including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan, Chitwan & Pokhara | Thimphu, Punakha overnight& Paro with Taktsang Monastery Hike
- 7 nights in Nepal & 4 nights in Bhutan
- Nepal Bhutan Tour – 11 nights 12 days (Option 3)
- Including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan, Chitwan, Lumbini & Pokhara | Thimphu, Punakha & Paro with Taktsang Monastery Hike
- 8 nights in Nepal & 3 nights in Bhutan
All the above itineraries are for sample/suggestion, if not suite/match this itinerary, we will modify on your request. Any number of duration will be acceptable and provide a tailor-made trip for you. You could request for only-one country tour or modify the number of nights in each country.
Choose your ideal destination in Nepal from the top-recommended places by travelers
Well, Nepal has too many destinations that we could suggest you not to miss during your visit. It is safe to say that this fantastic nation has the ability to nurture your every travel need may it be nature, culture, adventure, or peace. Simply if we had to put in a simple way, the Kathmandu Valley is the heritage and cultural core, Pokhara city is the adventure capital, Lumbini as the spiritual getaway, and for wildlife and nature look no further than Chitwan. That’s just to name a few. Below we have prepared a list alongside local guides, research team, and professional planners for the best destinations to choose from during your Nepal visit.
|Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu||Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), Pokhara||Sarangkot, Pokhara||Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu|
|Poon Hill(Trek), Annapunra Region||Peace Temple, Pokhara||Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu||Durbar (Central) Square, Kathmandu|
|Chandragiri Hills, Kathmandu||Mount Everest by Helicopter/Flight, from Kathmandu||Begnas Lake, Pokhara||Golden Temple, Patan (Kathmandu Valley)|
|Patan Museum, Patan (Kathmandu Valley)||International Mountain Museum, Pokhara||Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur (Kathmandu Valley)||Narayani River, Chitwan|
|Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu||Thamel, Kathmandu||Nagarkot, near Kathmandu Valley||Patan Durbar Square, Patan (Kathmandu Valley)|
|Garden of Dreams, Kathmandu||Namo Buddha (Stupa), Panauti, near Kathmandu||Chitwan National Park, Chitwan||Gupteswar Gupha, Pokhara|
|Trisuli River Rafting, between Kathmandu to Pokhara/chitwan||Devi’s Fall, Pokhara||Bandipur, between Kathmandu &Pokhara||Nyatapola Temple, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley|
|Changu Narayan, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley||Maya Devi Temple, Lumbini (Birthplace of Lord Buddha)||Panauti, near Kathmandu Valley||Asan, Kathmandu|
Choose your ideal destination in Bhutan from the top recommended trip by travelers
We all know by now that Bhutan is one of the most underrated destinations in the world. With so much to offer in this small country, you can select some of the best places for your preferences and travel needs. Most roads in Bhutan link back to Thimphu so it is easier to travel and add destinations to your itinerary as well. Here, we have listed some of the popular as well as hidden destinations for you to select from in your Bhutan holiday.
|Paro Taktsang, Paro||Punakha Dzong, Punakha||Buddha Dordenma, Thimphu||Dochula Pass, Thimphu|
|Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, Punakha||Phobjikha Valley, Phobjikha||Chele La Pass, between the Haa and Paro valleys||Tashichho Dzong (Thimphu Dzong), Thimphu|
|Tango Buddhist Institute, Thimphu||Rinpung Dzong, Paro||Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa||Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery, Punakha|
|Punakha Suspension Bridge, Punakha||Simtokha Dzong, Thimphu||Kyichu Lhakhang, Paro||Gangtey Monastery, Punakha (Wangdue Phodrang)|
|Bhutan Post Office Headquarters, Thimphu||Changangkha Lhakhang, Thimphu||Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), Thimphu||Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, Paro|
|Chimi Lhakhang Temple, Punakha||Paro River, Paro||Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, Thimphu||Simply Bhutan Museum, Thimphu|
|Haa Valley, Haa||National Folk Heritage Museum, Thimphu||Kurje Lhakhang, Bumthang||Paro Airport Bird’s Eye View Point, Paro|
|Wind Horse Ranch &Riding Club, Bumthang||National Museum, Paro||Jambay Lhakhang Temple, Bumthang||Jakar Dzong, Jakar, Bumthang|
Possible flight routes for Nepal and Bhutan combined tour
- Kathmandu to Bhutan(Paro) to Kathmandu, Nepal
- Kathmandu to Bhutan(Paro) to Bangkok, Thailand
- Kathmandu to Bhutan(Paro) to Indian city (New Delhi or Kolkatta or Gaya or Bagdogra or Guwahati)
- Kathmandu to Bhutan(Paro) to Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Kathmandu to Bhutan(Paro) to Singapore
- Kathmandu to Bhutan(Paro) to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia(Paro to Kuala Lumpur flight starting soon)
- Kathmandu to Bhutan(Paro) to Doha, Qatar(Paro to Doha flight starting soon)
- Vice-versa of the above routes or third country to Bhutan(Paro)and then to Kathmandu, Nepal also possible.
Inside view of Nepal and Bhutan for Travelers
Knowing what you can expect from any destination is properly important for travelers. With some Dos and Don’ts, you can decide better on the packages and period of your visit here. Here we will take you on a core tour of Bhutan and Nepal from a traveler’s perspective.
- Hospitality in these countries is second to none but be sure to enjoy responsibly during your visit. As religious nations with some traditional beliefs try minimizing the display of affections (kissing and more) to private.
- Most places might be open for tourists, some might need permits/passes, and some might even be restricted for visitors. As a traveler, it is always best to know about these beforehand.
- While the highways are particularly comfortable prepare for some bumpy stretches in the hilly destinations. Keep in mind that the drivers here are amazingly skilled and experienced so loosen up a bit.
- Assure your visas on time. It is best to have them at least a few days earlier than in a tight schedule. Bhutan in particular might be somewhat strict in paperwork. So be sure and double-check everything.
- You will have a large selection to choose from when it comes to food accommodation and transportation. Choose wisely as you will get what you paid for here.
- Always choose a local guide to miss nothing. Both Nepal and Bhutan have some of the best-hidden destinations and a local guide will be worth your price for best experiences.
- It is best to try local foods towards the end of your visit. Follow the instructions in safaris or other adventure activities for your own aid.
- Preparation is the key to best experiencing these countries. Always spend as much time in discussion with your team or guides who will accompany you.
- The weather might be your friend or foe here so prepare accordingly.
- For family vacations always consult with the team for tips to get great deals in accommodation and transportation.
- Be gentle and patient if things don’t work out, Bhutanese and Nepalese are some of the most helpful people so don’t be shy to ask for some help.
- Keep your documents with you all the time. It’s better to make some copies in case you lose yours.
- Just allow us to help you with anything as our professional team is ready for your assistance at Everest Vacation.
- Bhutan Entry is strict for foreigners and you are mandatory to have a group visa as a part of a tour to enter the country. The safest option for you is to provide us with all your documents which we will enlist after your booking a few weeks ahead of time. As the process must be flawless a small mistake can lead to visa denial here.
- The airport pickups and departure transfers are complementary to the company. Provide your flight detail beforehand for timely pick-up and drop off.
- Flights especially to Bhutan might delay or postpone due to bad weather sometimes. It is for your safety so it is wise to allow at least 24 hours transit time to or for the flight to Bhutan. If delayed/postponed your flight timetables are updated on the websites of the respective airlines.
- For most of the domestic flights, the weight limits of luggage are 15kg with an additional 5 kg allowed in handbags (carry on). For international flights, 30 kgs luggage limits are placed. So, plan and pack accordingly.
Travelling in 2019
Ivanny, Los Angeles, USA
Bhutan was on my bucket list for a few years now. And I crossed it after having a sublime tour of Nepal and Bhutan. I have some mad respect for the drivers in these areas with narrow hill highways taking us to our next destination. My guides were friendly as well as knowledgeable in multiple languages too. The tour went straight and by the end, I wanted nothing less than a revisit here. I don’t usually recommend the tour companies but Netra, Umesh, and Team deserve it for a superb tour.
Travelling in 2020
An unbelievable experience!
Our fantastic tour of the Himalayas including Bhutan, and Nepal was organized seamlessly by Everest Vacation. Netra formulated this two-week trip in the best way with some outstanding memories. I am impressed with the quick and dedicated customer care, as our emails were responded to almost instantly. Between all these, we also managed to take a helicopter to Everest Base Camp. It was a childhood dream of mine, and being there was nothing short of spectacular. Thanks to Netra and the team for suggesting it on time.
Travelling in 2020
My friend and I did a short tour of Bhutan from July 24-30 and it was wonderful. The guys at Everest vacation organized our tour well. With the quality of transport, hotels, and most importantly our lovely guide, this whole tour turned out to be excellent. I appreciated the itinerary made by the Everest Vacation team, nothing was rushed and each day had its highlights.
We have been traveling around the years for many years now. The professionalism shown by Netra, Umesh, and the team was a Delight for us. Bhutan is a sublime country and I would recommend anyone planning a tour there choose Everest vacation.
FAQs (Frequently Ask Questions)
1. When is the best time to visit Nepal and Bhutan?
Situated in similar climatic regions, one can visit both countries in the same period as well. Accessible throughout the year, both countries have different experiences to offer throughout the year. However, we suggest the periods of spring and autumn for ease of travel and the best travel experience of Nepal and Bhutan. March to May (spring) and September to November (autumn) showcases clear skies and perfect traveling weather in these Himalayan nations.
2. What travel documents are needed for traveling in Nepal and Bhutan?
Your visa, passport, and permits (if required) are necessary to travel in these countries. Nepal implements VOA (visa on arrival) so you can apply for the documents after landing at the airport easily. However, for Bhutan, you have to apply for a group visa which you must have to enter the country as a part of the tour. Hence, apply beforehand for the Bhutanese visa and keep your passport and permits with you throughout the travel.
3. Can I travel independently in Nepal and Bhutan?
Traveling independently is common in Nepal. If you are not heading towards difficult destinations you can roam around solo here without any problem. However, due to severe restrictions with the Bhutanese policy of environmental tourism, you are not allowed to travel individually. i.e., you must have to pre-book a tour with a country recognized tour provider and travel with their guide and team throughout the tour. So the answer is 'Yes' in Nepal but 'No' in Bhutan.
4. How expensive are the Nepal Bhutan tours?
Travel expense depends usually upon the way you travel. With Nepal and Bhutan, you will get the highest value of your money. Nepal is budget-friendly but you can spend more money if you want to as well. Bhutan might seem much expensive with 200 or 250$ per day rates. But remember it includes all your expenses on food, accommodation, private transportation, guides, permits and more. Having said that, the only real expense is the souvenirs you can buy while leaving this country.
5. How can I travel between Bhutan and Nepal?
Nepal is directly connected to Bhutan through a 90-minute flight. These are usually twice a day or even more in peak seasons. The Flight cost is about 230$ USD and you can pre-book all your flights. If you want to visit Bhutan first then you can get flights to Paro easily via Delhi, Bangkok, or other routes. You can also reach Bhutan by bus if you fancy that but it might be hectic and unnecessarily long through India.
6. What is the condition of food and drinking water in these Himalayan Countries?
Well, it might come as a surprise for you but for the most part of your journey, you can select from a large menu of Continental, Chinese, Indian, or any other cuisine. However, if you are here for the traditional Nepalese or Bhutanese cuisine, you are in for a treat. Nepal, in General, introduces its own blend inspired by Chinese and Indian Cuisine. With more delicacies of subcultural foods from Newari and Thakali Cuisine, your palate is sure to be blessed. Dal Bhat, Thakali Thali, Newari Khaja, Bara, Dhindo, and Momos are some of the popular local foods in Nepal.
Bhutan on the other hand has unique food with spices mostly arriving from Chinese Cuisine. If you love spicy then prepare yourself for a foodgasm here. Ema Datshi, Phaksha Paa, Jasha maru, Red rice, and Sura are some of the popular local Bhutanese foods for you to try.
7. How about accommodation in Bhutan and Nepal?
Nepal provides you a selection like no other countries in Asia for accommodation. You can spend ay way from 10$ to 1000$ (USD) per night and get exactly what you paid for here. You can select from guesthouses to Hostels, lodges to star hotels for your stay. For Bhutan, the government has required the visitors to stay in at least 3-star hotels which are included in the starting 200$ per day pack. You can also upgrade to four or five-star hotels costing anywhere between 200$ to 1900$ per night.
8. Where can I extend my vacation after the Nepal Bhutan tour?
Well, South Asia is full of unique and touristic areas for your visit after completion of your Bhutan Nepal tour. India, Myanmar, Tibet, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam are our top suggests.
9. How can I get a local SIM Card in Nepal and Bhutan?
It is easy and cheap as well to purchase a SIM card in both these countries. You must have a copy of your passport and a few photos for this purpose. After filling a form and submitting documents you can pay the fee which might be around a dollar or two. They will then handle you a short term valid SIM cards for the tour.
10. What if I want to change something on the itinerary?
Small changes that don't affect the overall itinerary are flexible and you can do it discussing with your guide. For big changes like adding a day or destination, it is best to tell us beforehand so our team can customize your itinerary accordingly. We also provide tailor-made tours hence just enlist your destinations and we will make a tour just for you.
11. What are the transportation facilities that I can expect for the Tour?
We will provide you with a private vehicle which fits your group size comfortably. Our vehicles are tuned up and regularly maintained for comfort and smoothness. Similarly, our experienced drivers are well knowledgeable about the routes you will take and its latest condition for your assurance.
12. Should I tip my driver/guide/porter?
Tipping is not mandatory but there will be no problem if you want to do so as a way of showing your appreciation.
13. Are there enough currency exchange, ATMs here?
It is best to exchange your currencies into local ones at the airport. The exchange rates might quite fluctuate quite a bit outside here. US dollars are the easiest and cheapest to exchange here. ATMs are available in the major cities and you'll not have to go far to find one. You can ask your guide to mention the days in the rural areas so you can take enough cash with you. The rates might vary from banks but most will accept your international card anyways.
14. Is it Safe to Travel to Nepal and Bhutan?
Yes, Both Nepal and Bhutan are amongst the safest countries for travelers to be. Solo or female travelers have nothing to worry about while traveling here. There are enough help posts for your assistance and the people, in general, are much friendlier and helpful. As both these nations are religious and traditional, you can feel welcomed and safe as long as you travel responsibly.
Festival Tour Nepal and Bhutan
Festivals are lively and one that you shouldn't miss in both these countries. The sight of the community coming together to celebrate an occasion in their unique way is always one to experience. You will most definitely be invited to celebrate with them as well. With vibrant ornaments and clothing, dancing and singing, festive foods, and vibes, festivals here will amaze you for sure.
In Bhutan, Tshechu is by far the most significant and widely participated festival. It is celebrated at the community level as the religious festival of the Drukpa Lineage, Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. The Cham dances are the major highlight of the festival with costumed masked dances performing major incidents following the great Guru Padmasambhava and other major Buddhist saints. Similarly, the Black Hat Dance and unfurling of the Thongdrel (Thangka) are other major activities. The whole country is lively with smiles all around celebrating Tshechu. Following the lunar calendar, the Tshechus dates are not constant. However, you can attend the Tshechus after the dates are set for the year. Paro and Thimphu host the most participated Tshechus in Bhutan. For more Bhutanese festival name and date, click here
Festival in Nepal falls all year long with some of the major ones being Dashain and Tihar. Similarly, Holi, Shivaratri, Janai Purnima, Buddha Jayanti, Lhosar, Chhath, Maghe Sankranti, and Teej are some other major festivals here. Like Bhutan these festival dates are set with the lunar calendar hence can vary from year to year. You can change the date of your visit to overlap some of these festivals to know the Nepalese culture, religion, and lifestyle better. Most of these festivals are celebrated with families and friends with great foods and drinks as well. So, plan accordingly to be in Nepal during these amazing festivals.
What makes Everest Vacation different?
- Over a decade long experience in planning and organizing tours in Asia.
- We are a dedicated team of professionals always seeking more ways to improve the quality of our services.
- We do update our itinerary regularly for the best traveling experiences that you can enjoy.
- Our guides are mostly local with good knowledge of local dialect and culture.
- Our tours are customizable and flexible perfect to fulfill your travel needs.
- We provide the best value of money with our services.
- With us, you have to worry no more from the visas, permits, transport, and all the other necessities to the end of your vacation.
- We are modern by practice but traditional by heart meaning 'Athithi Devo Bhawa' is still implemented for our clients.