Short Nepal Bhutan Tour

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


  • Explore two beautiful Himalayan nations- Nepal and Bhutan during this tour
  • A perfect short tour for families and people of all ages
  • Explore the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, and Paro & Thimphu in Bhutan
  • Learn about the history, culture, art, and architecture of both countries
  • Go on a guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and visit places like 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 places such as the National Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Temple, School of Arts and Crafts, National Library, Traditional Paper Factory, Folk Heritage Museum, and Thimphu Market in Thimphu
  • Visit the popular Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger's Nest Monastery, Drukgyel Dzong, and Kyichu Lhakhang gompa

Short Nepal Bhutan Tour 8 Days

As the name of the package says, the short Nepal Bhutan tour is an 8 days program that lets you explore the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, and Paro & Thimphu in Bhutan. This 8 days Nepal Bhutan tour 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 you can hope for a very smooth tour.

During the short Nepal-Bhutan tour, our team in Nepal and representatives in Bhutan will take care of you. We will make sure you are enjoying the tour safely. The tour does not involve any 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 for anyone looking for an easy but adventurous trip.

If you are looking for a long tour, then we also have a 13 days Nepal Bhutan tour and 19 days 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 days Nepal Bhutan tour begins upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal. You will spend the following day visiting the historical monuments in the city. The sightseeing in Kathmandu will be guided by one of our very friendly and professional tour guides. You will visit places like Boudhanth Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

All of these places are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and showcase Nepali culture and art. The tour will let you understand the history and tradition of the Nepalese people to some extent. On the third day of the short Nepal Bhutan tour, we will fly to Paro. On the same day, we will drive to Thimphu while visiting Ta Dzong Museum, Rimpong Dzong, and Pachu River on the way.

The following day, we have a full-day tour in Thimphu. We will explore tourist sites like the National Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Temple, 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 to Paro, we will visit the popular Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger's Nest Monastery. Later, we will visit the ruins of the 17th Century Drukgyel Dzong, from where we may get to see the stunning view of Mount Jomolhari (7,314 m).

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

Major attractions of 8 days Nepal Bhutan tour

Kathmandu, Nepal

Boudhanath Stupa

  • One of the largest stupas in the world, located in Kathmandu
  • 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
  • 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 is a small hill station, located 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.

Nagarkot is surrounded by lush green hills and forests. It offers a peaceful and serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Visitors get to enjoy the breathtaking sunrise and sunset views from the hilltop, along with the Himalayan mountains. On clear days, visitors can see as far as the Annapurna mountain range in the west.

Bhutan- Paro & Thimphu

  • Ta Dzong Museum - Ta Dzong museum is housed in a former watchtower. The museum exhibits Bhutanese history and culture. Visitors can learn about traditional Bhutanese clothing, weapons, and artifacts, as well as view a collection of Bhutanese stamps.
  • Rimpong Dzong - This fortress is located in the heart of the Paro Valley. It is one of the most iconic landmarks in Bhutan. The dzong serves as a government building and a monastery and features stunning architecture and artwork.
  • National Memorial Chorten - This stunning white stupa is located 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 and 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.
  • School of Arts and Crafts - This school offers classes in traditional Bhutanese arts and crafts, 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 traditional 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, and souvenirs, as well as 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 have to hike up a steep trail to reach the monastery.
  • Drukgyel Dzong - Drukgyel Dzong is a fortress built in the 17th century to protect Bhutan from invading Tibetan forces. Although the dzong was destroyed by a fire in the 1950s, visitors can still explore the ruins and learn about the history of the site.
  • 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.


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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 at the hotel. If you are landing early in the day, you will have the remaining time free.

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This day begins with an early morning breakfast and then a guided sightseeing tour. The tour guide will pick you up from your hotel. Our tour guides are very friendly 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 the chaotic and very busy part of Kathmandu, Boudhanath offers peace and tranquility. And the last part of this tour is Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu durbar square used to be a royal residence with palaces, shrines, and courtyards. Now this place serves as an open museum and is one of the most happening places for local & 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 at the Tribhuvan International Airport as per your flight departure time.

Likewise, our representatives will pick you up from Paro Airport upon your landing. After lunch, we will go sightseeing at Ta Dzong Museum, which houses numerous religious relics, arts, and handicrafts. We will learn a lot about Bhutan's culture, history, and beliefs during the tour.

The tour then takes us to Rimpong Dzong, where we will see a painting of the great saint Milarepa. He is known as the master of meditation by the Bhutanese and is believed to have attained enlightenment. We’ll then 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. This temple construction was started by the third king to protect the country from modern negativity and also established the monument as 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 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 huge collection of Bhutanese scriptures dating back to the 8th century.

Later, we will also get to see how Bhutanese paper is made while visiting the Traditional Paper Factory and also explore the Folk Heritage Museum that showcases the replica of medieval farmhouses. We end the tour by strolling through the Thimphu Market, where we can try a variety of 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 of ascending above the Paro valley floor. If you couldn'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 very significant pilgrimage sites of Buddhists. As per the locals, the renowned Guru Rimpoche is believed to be 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. While on the way to Paro, we will stop at Kyichu Lhakhang gompa, made in the 7th century. It is one of the 108 temples constructed by the Tibetan king Songtse Gampo.

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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 once again and drop you at the hotel in Nagarkot. Nagarkot is a hill station located nearby Kathmandu. The place is famous for its beautiful sunrise and sunset, along with superb views of the Himalayan range. You will have a serene time here.

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Leave the hotel after a delicious breakfast. On the way to Kathmandu, we will take a short break to explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It is one of the three durbar squares in Kathmandu valley. Here, we will visit the famous 55 Window Palace, Golden Gate, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, the National Art Gallery, etc, during the tour.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square showcases the Newari culture, art, and architecture. We will also explore pottery square and taste some local delicacies before continuing our drive to our hotel. 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. Hope you had a good time with us. If you want to extend your tour in Nepal and join our other trip, then feel free to let us know. Otherwise, our airport team will drop you at the international airport terminal gate and bid you our last goodbye.

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  • Airport transfers
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles
  • All the Accommodation: 7 nights (4 nights in Nepal and 3 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, 3 lunches and 4 dinners)
  • Bhutanese visa fee
  • Flight from Kathmandu - Bhutan - Kathmandu


  • International flights to and from Nepal
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • All personal expenses (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry etc.)
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in 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.

Trip Departures

Start DateEnd DatePriceStatus 
Start DateStarts: SaturdayOct 07, 2023End DateEnds: SaturdayOct 14, 2023PricePrice Per PersonUS$1600StatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: SaturdayOct 21, 2023End DateEnds: SaturdayOct 28, 2023PricePrice Per PersonUS$1600StatusAvailable

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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 all the travel arrangements for our guests.
  • Check the weather: Be sure to pack appropriately for the weather conditions in each country.
  • Respect local customs and traditions: Both 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. This can go a long way in showing 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 have many tour packages in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Some of our best cross-country tours are the 5 days Bhutan tour, Tibet Lhasa tour 4 days, the Kathmandu Lhasa Overland tour, and Nepal Tibet Tour.

Likewise, these are our famous tour packages in Nepal- Nepal Summer tour, Nepal Winter tour, Family Adventure tour, Nepal Student tour, Glimpse of Nepal tour, Luxury Nepal tour, and Honeymoon tour in Nepal.

If you want to make your trip to Nepal more adventurous, then check out our short treks and hiking packages.

Short Nepal Bhutan Tour Difficulty

The Short Nepal Bhutan tour is easy. You do need to have any prior trekking/hiking experience, and the tour goes mostly to cities. The Short Nepal Bhutan tour is a family and children-friendly tour.

Best time to go on Short Nepal Bhutan Tour

You can go on the Nepal Bhutan Short Tour throughout the year. However, March to May and September to December is the most preferred time of the year because of mild pleasant weather.

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 either a single or double/twin room as per your choice. There is 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

A total of 14 meals (7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 4 dinners) are served on the Short Nepal-Bhutan tour. The meals are served as per the menu of the hotel.

Visa for Short Nepal Bhutan Tour

Nepal Tourist Visa

The Nepal visa is not included in the tour price. You can easily apply and get a Nepal tourist visa on your arrival at the Nepal airport. Alternatively, you can apply and get a Nepal visa before you arrive in Nepal from the Nepal embassy/consulate office in your home country or region.

Bhutan Tourist Visa

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

Extra tours/activities on Short Nepal Bhutan Tour

There are some tours that you can add to this short Nepal Bhutan tour. As such, you can do the Everest Mountain flight tour on the morning of day two before the tour starts, and this tour does not require any extra day.

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.

    SabaFrom: Israel,Apr 05, 2022

    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.

    Outfitter Himalaya Holidays P. Ltd

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