Nepal and Bhutan Tour - 14 days

Trip Highlights

  1. Explore Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang and Drugyal Dzong.
  2.  Magnificent Tiger's Nest Monastery. 
  3.  Mystic land of Bhutan. 
  4. Distinctive aspects of Mahayana Buddhist Culture. 
  5. Panoramic view of Himalayan Range. 
  6. UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu.    
Nepal and Bhutan Tour - 14 days
Trip Duration: 14 days(s) Lodging: Hotels
Transportation: Flight / Private Drive
Communication: Yes
Group Size: Any
Best Season: Mar-Apr / Oct- Nov

Trip Overview

If you love natural beauty, mountains and have 2 weeks time then there is no better trip than this combine trip of Nepal and Bhutan. This 14 days trip of Nepal and Bhutan provides you an ample opportunity to visit Buddhist stupas, Hindus temples and panoramic mountain views comprising the most scenic flight and drive and above all an immense religious experience.

In Nepal, this 14 days tour goes to capital city- Kathmandu and the city of Lake- Pokhara. Kathmandu is the city of temples and best renowned as open museum because of the tall pagodas and temples. Pokhara is the paradise on earth as you can see the mountains in immense proximity from 900 m. The flight from Kathmandu to Bhutan is scenic flight, which provides you an opportunity to see the panoramic view of Himalayan Range including Mount Everest.    


Day 01: Arrival
Day 02: Full day sightseeing of the Kathmandu valley 
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (200km/6 hours). Boating and free time in Pokhara.
Day 04: Early morning drive to Sarangkot for Mountain View. Full day sightseeing of Pokhara.
Day 05: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu. Free time around Thamel in the afternoon. 
Day 06: Fly to Paro 
Day 07: Hike to the Tigers Nest Monastery (3180m) and Drive to Thimphu 
Day 08: Full day sightseeing of Thimpu. 
Day 09: Drive to Punakha (1250m) 3 hours/77 km 
Day 10: Drive to Gangtey (2900m), 85Km, 4 hrs 
Day 11: Drive to Paro, 130 km, 4 hrs 
Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu 
Day 13: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu covering Kathmandu 
Day 14: Final departure.    

Service includes

  • All accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis.
  • Guided Bhutan and Kathmandu tour.
  • Entrance fees.        
  • All necessary Bhutan Permits.      
  • All transfer in private vehicle.    
  • Travel Permit. 
  • Bhutan Visa Fees. 
  • Full board in Bhutan (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)    

Service does not include

  • International flights ticket.
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
  • Cost of personal nature like tipping, laundry bills, bar bills etc.
  • Extra cost arises due to unpredicted incidents like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.
  • Personal gears.    


Day 01: Arrival
Representative of Adventure Mission Nepal will receive you in the Tribhuvan International Airport. They will be in possession of your name plate or the companies name as per your correspondence with us. You can explore the surrounding areas or can have a Thamel walk. 

Day 02: Full day sightseeing of the Kathmandu valley comprising, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Patan Durbar Square. 

Boudhanath stupa: This stupa and its surrounding is known as the Little Tibet in Kathmandu as many Tibetan refugees settled around this holy site for Tibetan Buddhists. This is a giant stupa with a height of 36 meters and a diameter of 100 m, making it the largest stupa in Nepal. As you go inside the premises of the stupa you can see many pilgrims and tourist going around in the process called Kora, a religious circling of the stupa. Having lunch on one of the roof top restaurants observing the activities of tourist and pilgrims is also interesting when you are here. 

Pashupatinath temple: Pashupatinath is the biggest and most scared Hindu temple in Kathmandu. This UNESCO world heritage site is a fascinating and a colofurful and playful monkeys in search of food. This place has it all.  place as it has lot of Hindu pilgrims from Nepal and Other parts of the world doing all kinds of religious ceremonies, holy men with all kinds of makeup posing for pictures for tourist and. People having other religious faiths than Hinduism are not allowed inside the main temple courtyard but the outside is also interesting with many temples and small shrines.  The cremation site beside the Pashupatinath temple is also an interesting place to see around this temple area. 

Patan Durbar Square: Patan or Lalitpur as it is known as is the city of fine arts. Patan has remained as a Buddhist city since ancient times and it is believed that the famous emperor Ashok of India visited this city back in the 3rd century BC. Although the city has more Buddhist monuments than Hindu temples the main Durbar Square area is full of Hindu temples dating back from different periods of Nepalese history. Some famous monuments in Patan include the Taleju temple, the Bhimsen Temple, The golden temple, the temple of 1000 Buddha and the Sun Dhara, meaning golden tap. Patan city is famous for its export of arts and crafts done in metal. 

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (200km/6 hours). Boating and free time in Pokhara. 
We are heading towards the paradise city of Pokhara. This city of lakes lies 200km west of Kathmandu. The journey starts from the hotel in the morning and goes all the way through the Prithvi Highway to Pokhara. The journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes around 6 hours.  We will make some stop for toilets and lunch. The journey is very interesting as you can see some remote villages on the other side of the river, terraced farming and on a clear day the famous mountains such as Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal from the highway. In the afternoon we will go for a boat ride in Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in Nepal. Lake side of Pokhara is the most happening place in the whole country so you can stroll around the lake side in the evening. 

Day 04: Early morning drive to Sarangkot for Mountain View. Full day sightseeing of Pokhara. 
This is one of the most exciting days in this Nepal tour Package. This day starts early (depends on the sunrise time so consult your guide for wakeup call) as we will drive to Sarangkot for sunrise and Mountain View. The hilltop of Sarangkot lies about 1700 m from sea level. This scenic place offers nice sunrise view along with the Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri Mountain View from a close proximity. The highlight although is the Mount Fishtail, considered by many as the look alike of Mount Blanc in Switzerland. The view point at Sarangkot also offers great view of the Lake and the Pokhara city. We will drive back to the city after sunrise and after breakfast carry on with rest of the programs.  The first place we will visit is Davis fall, named after a Swiss coupled washed away by the waterfall in 1961.  Just 2 minutes walk from the fall is a 100 m long cave called Gupteshwor which has a self created statue of shiva in the middle and going further ahead you can see nice view of Davis fall coming down from the other side.  In a close proximity with the cave lies the Tibetan refugee camp where you can see the houses and monasteries of Tibetan refugees. They can be seeing making handloom carpets, jewelry and other things for livelihood. We will then visit the temple of Bindabasani, famous for the marriages that take place there and then see th Seti river gorge nearby to end the day sightseeing.

Day 05: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu. Free time around Thamel in the afternoon. 
We can start driving back the same way along the Prithvi highway after breakfast. If you don't feel like driving taking a 25 minute flight is also an option ( although the flight is 25 minutes we have to report 1 hour ahead and flights can get delayed for one or 2 hours sometimes but still saves a lot of time compared to driving back.). We advise you to take a flight as driving back the same way might be boring for you can tiring as well.

Note: - Flying back allows you to have time for a half day sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa. 

Day 06: Fly to Paro 
Today early in the morning we will transfer you to the airport to catch the flight to Bhutan. Upon your arrival at Paro airport, a representative from Adventure Mission Nepal will greet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. After refreshment and lunch, we will start our day sightseeing. Firstly, we visit Paro Rinpung Dzong "the fort of the heap of the jewels" which is the residence of Paro Monastic body, Paro District Civil Administration and the Paro District court. This tiny Dzong was initially built in 15th century and reconstructed by Shabdrung in 1645. In 1905 it was caught by fire and immediately it was re constructed into its original shape by the Paro Penlop Dawa Penjor. After that we visit Kyichu Lhakhang, which is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, built in 638 AD by the Tibetan King Songtesengampo. 

Day 07: Hike to the Tigers Nest Monastery (3180m) and Drive to Thimphu (2 hours/54km) in the afternoon (2350m). 
Today after breakfast we walk for 5 hours to Tiger Nest (Taktsang) Monastery (3180 m). This monastery lies at 3,180 m and is one of the renowned and magnificent monasteries in Bhutan.  Divine master- Guru Rinpoche is supposed to have hovered on the back side of a tigress to contemplate in a cave where Tiger Nest Monastery erects now. We will have our lunch about the midway up on the mountain. After exploring the fabulous monastery we descend down to the valley and after that we will depart to Thimpu via driving and stay overnight there. 

Day 08: Full day sightseeing of Thimpu. 
Today after breakfast, we explore King's Memorial Chorten which was constructed in the remembrance of the third King of Bhutan King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck who ruled from 1952 - 1972. After that we visit nunnery temple, mini zoo to see the national animal of Bhutan- Takin and the radio tower to see the magnificent view of the capital city Thimpu and Thimpu Dzong. After having delicious lunch we explore the other renowned places of Thimpu like Folk Heritage Museum, Bhutanese traditional painting school, the Royal Tashichho Dzong, National Institute of Traditional medicine and ancient paper factory. Similarly, some of the places remained shutting on Saturday and Sunday (Weekend holidays). However, if we are in Thimpu on these days we visit the stunning weekend market as an alternative. We will stay overnight at Thimpu. 

Day 09: Drive to Punakha (1250m)3 hours/77 km 
Today after delicious breakfast we move towards the Punakha enjoying the picturesque drive. On the way we stop at Dochu La Pass (3100 m) for hot tea. From this spot, if the weather is clear we can see the magnificent view of the Himalayan range. From the pass we descend through the dense Rhododendron, Hemlock and Fir forests. After that we travel through the rice fields along with the bank of river to reach Punakha. Here we have our lunch and explore the Punakha Dzong. It is the second largest and oldest Dzongs in Bhutan which was constructed in between 1637 - 1638. We stay overnight at Punakha. 

Day 10: Drive to Gangtey (2900m), 85Km, 4 hrs 
After breakfast we visit the magnificent city of Wangduephodrang. The surrounding villages and Wangduephodrang village are well renowned for stone carvings and slate. After that we pass through the rhododendron and Oak forests to reach Gangtey, which is a nice village enclosed by astonishing giant snowcapped mountains. From this spot we see the stunning Black Mountain Ranges in addition with the magnificent Phobjikha valley, which is the winter home of the black necked cranes. We can see the Gangtey Monastery at the top of a small hill. Before we drive back to Punakha we visit the surrounding areas of Phobjikha villages. We stay overnight at Punakha. 

Day 11: Drive to Paro, 130 km, 4 hrs 
Today after breakfast head towards Paro via driving. On the way we can see the Chimi Lhakhang, which is renowned fecundity temple devoted to Heavenly madman or Lama Drukpa Kuenley. If you want you can obtain the consecration from the Lama Wooden Phallus. After that we continue our journey to Paro. Remaining time you can walk the markets area and the open streets of Paro. We stay overnight at Paro. 

Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu  
Early in the morning, we catch a morning flight to Kathmandu, a capital of Nepal, where a representative from Adventure Mission Nepal will greet you and assist you to the hotel. Relax and enjoy your time by exploring the surrounding areas. 

Day 13: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu covering Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambhunath Stupa and Khokana Bungmati. 

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu Durbar square is one of the most interesting places in Nepal. It lies in the center of the city and is a lively place with all kinds of attractions. This area was the seat of the royalty till 1896, when the Royal family moved to the new Palace in Kings Way now. This interesting world heritage site has monuments and statues from different periods of Nepalese history from Lichivi to the Shah era.  The famous monuments in this area include the Kumari Ghar, the House of the Living goddess Kumari, the old Royal palace, the Jagganath temple, the temple of Taleju and the terrifying statue of Kal Bhairav.

Swayambhunath stupa:  gazes over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side 5 km west of the city. Swayambhunath stupa is one of the renowned sacred Buddhist sites in Nepal and its discovery is interconnected to the formation of Kathmandu valley out of a prehistoric lake. It is also called as "Monkey Temple" and is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites which is one of the oldest and magnificent Buddhist shrines in the world which is said to be 2000 years old. The four side of the stupa is colored with the eyes of Lord Buddha so it also famous as the temple of watchful eyes of Buddha. 

Khokana and Bungmati: Khokana and Bungmati lie in close proximity with each other. These two villages are some of the oldest settlements of Kathmandu valley in the southern side. Khokana is a village with traditional Newari houses, old monuments and has the temple of Indrayeni, the patron deity of Khokana. Bungmati is the winter home of the rain god Machindranath he is worshipped both by Hindus and Buddhist. The Buddhist worships him as the god of compassion.  Bungmati is 20 minutes of walk from Khokana through paddy fields. These two villages are the best places to observe the daily life of people in Kathmandu. You can see some of them making handicrafts, some farming and some doing daily chores such as washing, bathing or drying their harvest. 

Day 14: Final departure 
Finally, we conclude the trip in the mountain region. Today we exchange our experience and feelings regarding the trip and also exchange the emails and photos. And Adventure Mission Nepal representative will guide you to the airport for the final departure. Hope to see you again for next trip.

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