Short Nepal Bhutan Tour

Duration: 8 Days5/5(1 review)
At a Glance
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Nepal & Bhutan
  • Start/End KTM/KTM
  • Group Size 1-12
  • Max. Altitude 2300

Short Nepal and Bhutan Tour 8 Days

As the package's name says, the short Nepal Bhutan Tour is an 8-day program that lets you explore the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, and Paro & Thimphu in Bhutan.

This 8-day Nepal Bhutan Trip is a perfect tour during which you learn about the history, culture, art, and architecture of the two Himalayan nations. The itinerary is well-made and tested so that you can hope for a smooth Tour.

During the short Nepal-Bhutan Holidays, our Nepal team and Bhutan representatives will care for you. We will make sure you are enjoying the tour safely.

The Short Nepal Bhutan Travel Package does not involve difficulty walking that may strain your body, so it is perfect for all ages. Moreover, our short Nepal-Bhutan Tour is ideal for a family holiday or an easy but adventurous trip.

If you are looking for a more extended Tour, we also have a 13-day Nepal Bhutan tour and19-day Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour that you can check out. You can also custom-design the Nepal-Bhutan Tour itinerary with us. For more information, kindly contact us.

The 8-day Short Nepal Bhutan tour begins upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal. You will spend the following day visiting the historical monuments in the city.

One of our amiable and professional tour guides will guide you through the sightseeing in Kathmandu. You will visit Boudhanth Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

These places are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and showcase Nepali culture and art. The tour will help you understand the history and traditions of the Nepalese people.

On the third day of the short Nepal-Bhutan tour, we will fly to Paro. We will drive to Thimphu on the same day and visit Ta Dzong Museum, Rimpong Dzong, and Pachu River.

The following day, we have a full-day tour in Thimphu. We will explore tourist sites like the National Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Temple, Drubthob Monastery, School of Arts and Crafts, National Library, Traditional Paper Factory, Folk Heritage Museum, and Thimphu Market.

Day 5 is our last full day in Paro. Before we drive back, we will visit the famous Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger's Nest Monastery. Later, we will visit the ruins of the 17th-century Drukgyel Dzong, from which we may see the stunning view of Mount Jomolhari (7,314 m).

We will then drive back to Paro, stopping at Kyichu Lhakhang Gompa. We will spend time in Kathmandu on the sixth and seventh days of the short Nepal-Bhutan tour. Before returning to Kathmandu, we will spend a night in Nagarkot and explore the Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Short Nepal Bhutan Highlights

  • Explore two beautiful Himalayan nations- Nepal and Bhutan during this tour.
  • It is a perfect short tour for families and people of all ages.
  • Explore the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, and Paro & Thimphu in Bhutan.
  • Learn about both countries' history, culture, art, and architecture.
  • Go on guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and visit Boudhanth Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
  • Have a peaceful time in Nagarkot in Kathmandu.
  • Enjoy a fantastic flight from Kathmandu to Paro, Bhutan.
  • Visit tourist sites like Ta Dzong Museum, Rimpong Dzong, and Pachu River on the way to Thimphu.
  • Explore the National Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Temple, Drubthob Monastery, School of Arts and Crafts, National Library, Traditional Paper Factory, Folk Heritage Museum, and Thimphu Market in Thimphu.
  • Visit the famous Taktsang Monastery, Tiger's Nest Monastery, Drukgyel Dzong, and Kyichu Lhakhang Gompa.

The Attractions of 8 Days Short Nepal Bhutan Tour

The Kathmandu, Nepal:

Boudhanath Stupa

  • One of the largest stupas in the world, located in Kathmandu
  • It is considered a significant site for Buddhists
  • Many prayer flags and prayer wheels are around the stupa
  • A popular destination for both locals and tourists
  • Visitors can observe the daily rituals and ceremonies performed by Buddhist monks and nuns

Swayambhunath Temple

  • A Buddhist temple located on a hilltop in Kathmandu
  • It is also known as the Monkey Temple due to the large number of monkeys in the area
  • Visitors can climb the stairs to the top of the temple and enjoy the panoramic views of the city
  • Many prayer flags, prayer wheels, and statues of Buddha are around the temple

Kathmandu Durbar Square

  • Formerly the royal palace of the Malla and Shah kings of Nepal
  • Many beautiful temples, palaces, and courtyards are in the square
  • The Kumari House, where the living goddess Kumari resides, is also located in the square
  • A popular destination for both locals and tourists

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

  • Formerly the royal palace of the Malla kings of Bhaktapur
  • Famous for 55 Window Palace, Golden Gate, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, the National Art Gallery, etc
  • The Nyatapola Temple, one of the tallest temples in Nepal, is located in the square
  • Bustling local market around the monument
  • Famous for pottery

Nagarkot

Nagarkot is a small hill station about 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city. The village sits at an elevation of 2,195 meters above sea level on the northeastern rim of the Kathmandu Valley. Nagarkot is famous for its stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range.

Lush green hills and forests surround Nagarkot. It offers a peaceful and serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Visitors enjoy breathtaking sunrise and sunset views from the hilltop and the Himalayan mountains. On clear days, they can see the Annapurna mountain range in the west.

Bhutan- Paro & Thimphu

Ta Dzong Museum

Ta Dzong Museum is in a former watchtower. The museum exhibits Bhutanese history and culture. Visitors can learn about traditional Bhutanese clothing, weapons, and artifacts and view a collection of Bhutanese stamps.

Rimpong Dzong

This fortress is in the heart of the Paro Valley. It is one of the most iconic landmarks in Bhutan. The dzong is a government and monastery building with stunning architecture and artwork.

National Memorial Chorten

This stunning white stupa is in the center of Thimphu. It is dedicated to the memory of Bhutan's third king. The chorten is a popular destination for locals and tourists to offer prayers and seek blessings. It features intricate carvings and beautiful paintings.

Changangkha Temple

Changangkha is an ancient temple located on a hilltop overlooking Thimphu. It is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. The temple is a popular destination and features beautiful traditional Bhutanese architecture.

Drubthob monastery

Drubthob Monastery is on a hilltop just outside Thimphu. You can see stunning views of the city and surrounding hills from here. The monastery is a popular destination for meditation, contemplation, and beautiful Buddhist artwork and architecture.

School of Arts and Crafts

This school offers traditional Bhutanese arts and crafts classes, including painting, sculpture, and weaving. Visitors can watch students at work and purchase beautiful handmade items as souvenirs.

National Library

This impressive library houses a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts and texts, as well as modern books and publications. Visitors can browse the collection and learn about Bhutanese literature and culture.

Traditional Paper Factory

Traditional Paper Factory produces handmade paper using conventional Bhutanese methods. They use local plants and natural dyes. Visitors can watch the paper-making process and purchase beautiful handmade paper products.

Folk Heritage Museum

This museum offers a glimpse into traditional Bhutanese life & culture and displays traditional dress, architecture, and daily life.

Thimphu Market

Thimphu market offers a wide variety of local handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs, fresh produce, and local snacks. Visitors can bargain with vendors and sample traditional Bhutanese foods like momos (dumplings) and ema Datshi (spicy cheese stew).

Taktsang Monastery

Also known as the Tiger's Nest, this iconic monastery is perched on a cliffside in the Paro Valley. Visitors must hike up a steep trail to reach it.

Drukgyel Dzong

Drukgyel Dzong is a fortress built in the 17th century to protect Bhutan from invading Tibetan forces. Although a fire in the 1950s destroyed the dzong, visitors can still explore the ruins and learn about the site's history.

Kyichu Lhakhang Gompa

This ancient temple is one of the oldest and most sacred in Bhutan. It is believed to have been built in the 7th century.

Itinerary

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The short Nepal-Bhutan tour begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Our team will pick you up from the airport and drop you off at the hotel. If you land early in the day, you will have free time.

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This day begins with an early breakfast and a guided sightseeing tour.

The tour guide will pick you up from your hotel. Our tour guides are amiable and professional. The sightseeing tour takes you to some of the most famous and significant historical sites in Kathmandu Valley.

The tour begins with visiting the Monkey Temple. We call this place Swayambhunath in Nepali words. The Monkey Temple is located on a hilltop.

From here, we will visit Boudhnath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Likewise, the Boudhanath Stupa is built on an ancient trade route. Amidst Kathmandu's chaotic and bustling part, Boudhanath offers peace and tranquility.

The last part of this tour is Kathmandu Durbar Square. It was a royal residence with palaces, shrines, and courtyards. Now, it is an open museum and is one of the most popular places for local and foreign tourists.

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We will fly to Paro today. Trust us; this will be the most spectacular flight of your life.

The varying sceneries with a jaw-dropping aerial panorama of the Himalayas make the Kathmandu Paro flight phenomenal.

Our team will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport at your flight departure time.

Likewise, our representatives will pick you up from Paro Airport upon landing.

After lunch, we will visit the Ta Dzong Museum, which houses numerous religious relics, arts, and handicrafts. During the Tour, we will learn much about Bhutan's culture, history, and beliefs.

The tour then takes us to Rimpong Dzong, where we will see a painting of the great saint Milarepa.

The Bhutanese know him as the master of meditation and believe he attained enlightenment. We'll continue the tour to Thimphu, followed by the Pachu River. We will spend the night in Thimphu.

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Today, we have a full-day tour in Thimphu before we return to Paro. After a delicious breakfast, we will begin the tour by visiting the National Memorial Chorten.

The third king started this temple construction to protect the country from modern negativity, and the monument was established as a source of world peace. After he died in 1972, the royal queen's mother completed the structure as a memorial stupa for the third king.

We then continue the tour to Changangkha Temple, built in the 12th century, and Drubthob Monastery, housing the Zilukha nunnery.

From here, we will visit the School of Arts and Crafts, where the students are taught 13 types of Bhutanese art.

After that, we will stop by the National Library, which stores a vast collection of Bhutanese scriptures dating back to the 8th century.

Later, we will also see how Bhutanese paper is made while visiting the Traditional Paper Factory and exploring the Folk Heritage Museum, which showcases replicas of medieval farmhouses.

We end the tour by strolling through the Thimphu Market, where we can try various Bhutanese dishes and drive back to Paro to spend the night.

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Today, we will drive back to Paro, but before that, visit some monuments. We will go on a hike to Taktsang Monastery after breakfast. This monastery is also known as Tiger's Nest Monastery.

The trail is well made and involves 2 hours ascending above the Paro Valley floor. If you can't hike, we can arrange a horse for you. During the hike, you can see the magical view of Taktsang monastery, built on a vertical cliff 900 meters above the valley floor.

Taktsang monastery is one of the most significant pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. According to the locals, the renowned Guru Rimpoche is believed to have flown here on the back of a tigress.

He brought the teachings of Buddhist Dharma to Bhutan in the 8th century. He is believed to have meditated in the cave for three months, where the Taktsang monastery was later built.

Later, we will visit the ruins of the 17th Century Drukgyel Dzong. It is a historical monument built by Shabdrung to commemorate his victory against invading Tibetans in 1644. On a clear day, we can see the view of Mount Jomolhari (7,314 m) from here.

On our way to Paro, we will stop at Kyichu Lhakhang Gompa, built in the 7th century. It is one of the 108 temples the Tibetan king Songtse Gampo constructed.

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We fly back to Kathmandu today. The return flight will be as mesmerizing as before. Upon landing at Kathmandu airport, our team will welcome you again and drop you at the hotel in Nagarkot.

Nagarkot is a hill station located near Kathmandu. It is famous for its beautiful sunrise and sunset and superb views of the Himalayan range. You will have a serene time here.

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We will leave the hotel after a delicious breakfast. On the way to Kathmandu, we will take a short break to explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of the three Durbar squares in the Kathmandu Valley.

We will visit the famous 55 Window Palace, Golden Gate, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, and the National Art Gallery.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square showcases the Newari culture, art, and architecture. Before driving to our hotel, we will explore Pottery Square and taste local delicacies.

The remaining day is free. You can rest and shop. We will meet you in the late evening during the farewell dinner.

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The tour has ended. We hope you had a good time with us. Please let us know if you want to extend your tour in Nepal and join our other trip.

Otherwise, our airport team will drop you at the international airport terminal gate and bid you our last goodbye.

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Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles
  • All the Accommodation: 7 nights (4 nights in Nepal and three nights in Bhutan)
  • Sightseeing in Nepal and Bhutan by an experienced English-speaking local tour guide
  • Government taxes, permits, sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments
  • Meals (Daily breakfast, three lunches, and four dinners)
  • Bhutanese visa fee
  • Flight from Kathmandu - Bhutan - Kathmandu

Exclusions

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • All personal expenses (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry)
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) While you are in Nepal
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Add-Ons & Options

Single Traveller Supplement

For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement cost of US $300.00 applies.

Everest Mountain Flight

For those seeking a more adventurous experience, an optional Everest mountain flight is available for $250 per person. This thrilling opportunity allows you to witness the majesty of the world's highest peak from a unique perspective.

Group Departures

Start DateEnd DatePriceStatus 
Start DateStarts: SundayApr 21, 2024End DateEnds: SundayApr 28, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$1600StatusAvailable

Essential Info

Tips for Nepal Bhutan tour

Plan ahead

  • Start planning your trip early to ensure the availability of accommodations, transportation, and other travel arrangements.
  • We, Outfitter Himalaya, take care of our guests' travel arrangements.

Check the weather

  • Be sure to pack appropriately for the weather conditions in each country.

Respect local customs and traditions.

  • Nepal and Bhutan have unique cultures and traditions that visitors should respect and abide by.

Stay hydrated

  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated during the tour.

Bring appropriate clothing

  • Pack comfortable and appropriate clothing for the activities you plan to do. For example, if you plan to visit religious sites, dress modestly.

Exchange currency

  • Exchange currency before your trip or withdraw from ATMs once you arrive in each country.

Learn some basic phrases.

  • Learn some basic phrases in the local language, such as greetings, thank you, and please, which can significantly show respect for the local culture.

Be flexible

  • Be prepared to be flexible with your itinerary, as unforeseen circumstances, such as weather conditions or transportation delays, can impact your plans.

Optional tour packages

We offer many tour packages in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Some of our best cross-country tours are the five-day Bhutan tour, the four-day Tibet Lhasa tour, the Kathmandu Lhasa Overland tour, and the Nepal Tibet Tour.

Short Nepal Bhutan Tour Difficulty

The Short Nepal Bhutan tour is leisurely. You do not need prior trekking/hiking experience, and the tour mostly takes place in cities. It is a family- and children-friendly tour.

Best time to go on the Short Nepal Bhutan Tour

You can go on the Nepal Bhutan Short Tour throughout the year. However, the mild, pleasant weather prefers March to May and September to December.

Hotels on Nepal Bhutan Tour

We provide 3-star hotels on the short Nepal—Bhutan Tour, and you get all kinds of modern facilities and services in these hotels. You can book a single or double/twin room.

There are also luxury 4–5-star hotels available on this tour. Let us know if you want to upgrade your hotels.

Meals on Short Nepal Bhutan Tour

Fourteen meals (7 breakfasts, three lunches, and four dinners) are served on the Short Nepal-Bhutan tour. The meals are served according to the hotel's menu.

Visa for Short Nepal Bhutan Tour

Nepal Tourist Visa

The Nepal visa is separate from the tour price. You can easily apply for a Nepal tourist visa upon arrival at the airport.

Alternatively, you can apply for a Nepal visa from the Nepal embassy/consulate office in your home country or region before you arrive in Nepal.

Bhutan Tourist Visa

The Bhutan visa is included in the tour price, and we (Outfitter Himalaya) apply and get it, as you need to travel only through a travel agency. Only a guided tour is available in Bhutan.

Mode of Transport on Short Nepal Bhutan Tour

The mode of transportation on the Nepal Bhutan Short Tour is by private tourist vehicles from airport to airport and from your arrival to departure.

Client Reviews

  • 5/5

    Short Bhutan and Nepal Tour with Outfitter Himalaya

    I got a recommendation from my boss, who did Annapurna Base Camp trek with Outfitter Himalaya. The Short Nepal & Bhutan tour was both cultural exploring and hiking-oriented. We had numerous requests to be fulfilled, and we got them from Outfitter Himalaya during our travel.

    They built a perfect itinerary for our short Nepal and Bhutan Tour for us, which covered all our wishes. Although the itinerary was full of activities and everything worked like a Swiss watch! They offered accurate pickups and transfers, convenient accommodations, lovely hikes, infinite attractions, great local food, and, of course, an excellent team.
     

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    SabaFrom: Israel,Apr 05, 2022
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    Dear Saba,

    Thank you for joining us for your short tour of Nepal and Bhutan and thank you for a great review about the touring with us in Nepal & Bhutan. Good to know that you are happy with the guide and all the services provided in the tour.

    We wish you all the best and wish to serve you again.

    Have a good day.

    Arjun
    Outfitter Himalaya Holidays P. Ltd

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