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
- 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
- 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.