Nepal Bhutan Tour Package
Nepal and Bhutan Tour
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Nepal and Bhutan Tour

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Duration8 Days
Trip GradeEasy
Group Size2-20
Travel StyleSightseeing and Hiking
Best TimeSpring and Autumn

Experience an unforgettable journey through the Himalayan foothills with our 8-Day Nepal and Bhutan Luxury Tour. This carefully curated itinerary blends stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, showcasing the best of both Nepal and Bhutan. Begin your adventure in Kathmandu, exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites and immersing yourself in vibrant local culture. Then, fly to Bhutan, the Land of Thunder Dragons, where you'll experience the serene beauty of Paro and Thimphu.

Tourism significantly impacts the economies of Nepal and Bhutan, driven by their unmatched natural beauty and centuries-old traditions. With its deep roots in Hinduism, Nepal presents a rich tapestry of temples, palaces, art, and architecture. In contrast, Buddhism profoundly shapes Bhutan's culture, offering a unique spiritual experience. Despite these differences, both countries share the majestic Himalayas and a commitment to preserving their heritage.

The warmth and hospitality of the Nepalese and Bhutanese people will make you feel at home wherever you go. In Nepal, the phrase "Atithi Devo Bhava" means "Guests are gods," reflecting their reverence for visitors. This tour, organized by Recreation Holidays, offers an enriching experience, with lush hills, towering snow-capped mountains, and the simple, grounding lifestyles of the locals.

Suitable for travelers of all ages, including families with young children and senior citizens, this luxury tour ensures a safe and enjoyable journey with private vehicles and experienced, licensed tour guides. In less than ten days, you'll witness the major highlights of these two fascinating destinations, experience enduring customs and traditions, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

After completing the tour, you'll be dropped off at Paro Airport. From Paro, you can catch flights to several major destinations, including Kathmandu, Bangkok, New Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Singapore, and Dhaka, allowing you to continue your travels with magnificent memories and moments from your Nepal and Bhutan adventures.

Nepal and Bhutan Tour Highlights

Explore Two Himalayan Gems:

Discover the captivating beauty and rich heritage of Nepal and Bhutan, two remote Himalayan destinations hidden between great mountains.

Stunning Panoramic Flights:

Enjoy breathtaking aerial views of the world's highest peaks on your flights into Kathmandu and Paro.

Cultural Immersion:

Experience unique indigenous cultures and gain insights into Hindu and Buddhist spiritual traditions. Visit iconic sites such as Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square in Nepal.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

Discover Nepal's iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Bhutan’s cultural hotspots, including Bhaktapur Durbar Square and the National Memorial Chorten.

Architectural Marvels:

Hike to the cliffside Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), an architectural wonder perched high on the cliffs of Bhutan.

Historic Kingdoms:

Stroll through the ancient medieval kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley and explore Bhutan's historic dzongs, such as Rimpong Dzong and Drukgyel Dzong.

Art and Craftsmanship:

Visit Thimphu's School of Arts and Crafts, National Library, Traditional Paper Factory, and Folk Heritage Museum to witness Bhutanese artistry and craftsmanship.

Scenic Serenity:

Spend peaceful moments in Nagarkot, Nepal, renowned for its panoramic views of the Himalayas and serene environment.

Unique Bhutanese Philosophy:

Learn why Gross National Happiness is prioritized over Gross Domestic Product in Bhutan, offering a unique perspective on well-being and development.

Guided Sightseeing:

Enjoy comprehensive guided tours in both countries, ensuring you don’t miss any significant historical, cultural, and natural landmarks.

ItineraryExpand All
  • Transfer to Hotel and Tour Preparation
  • As you fly into Kathmandu, marvel at the endless stretch of ice-covered mountains and green hills. Our representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your hotel. In the evening, a travel consultant will brief you about your tour itinerary. Enjoy dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant and explore the vibrant Thamel area.
Max Altitude: 1,345mAccommodation: Hotel
  • Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square with Changunarayan Temple
  • Drive to Nagarkot for panoramic views of the Himalayas and Kathmandu Valley.
Max Altitude: 2,195mMeals: BAccommodation: Hotel
  • Experience Sunrise from Nagarkot
  • Drive to Dhulikhel and explore the ancient town of Panauti, enjoy mountain views, and return to Kathmandu. Visit Patan Durbar Square.
Max Altitude: 1,345mMeals: BAccommodation: Hotel
  • Paro Sightseeing Tour and Drive to Thimphu
  • After a scenic flight to Bhutan, visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) and Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong). Drive to Thimphu, check into your hotel, and explore the capital city.
Max Altitude: 2,235mMeals: B, L, DAccommodation: Hotel
  • Visit King’s Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dordenma, and Tashichho Dzong
  • Enjoy panoramic views from Dochula Pass, adorned with 108 memorial Chortens. Continue to Punakha and check into your hotel.
Max Altitude: 1,242mMeals: B, L, DAccommodation: Hotel
  • Visit Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lakhang Temple
  • Explore the picturesque Punakha Dzong, located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. Visit Chimi Lakhang Temple, known as the Fertility Temple.
Max Altitude: 2,200mMeals: B, L, DAccommodation: Hotel
  • Tiger's Nest Hike
  • Hike to the renowned Taktsang Monastery, situated on a cliffside. The hike offers stunning views and a glimpse into Bhutan's spiritual heritage.
Max Altitude: 2,200mMeals: B, L, DAccommodation: Hotel
  • Transfer to Paro Airport
  • Bid farewell to Bhutan with fond memories as you are dropped off at Paro Airport. Flights are available to destinations including Kathmandu, Bangkok, New Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Singapore, and Dhaka.
Meals: B
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Trip Service Details
  • Airport Transfers: Enjoy seamless airport pick-up and drop-off services in a private vehicle.
  • Deluxe Accommodation: Stay in 3-star deluxe hotels in Kathmandu and Nagarkot, with breakfast included.
  • Kathmandu to Paro: Costs for flights between Kathmandu and Paro.
  • Bhutan Sustainable Development Fee: Covered fee of USD 200 per night per person for sustainable tourism in Bhutan.
  • Private Transportation: All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Bhutan: Government-approved 3-star hotels in Bhutan with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Guided Sightseeing: Professional guided tours as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Expert Local Guides: English-speaking, government-licensed local tour guides for sightseeing.
  • Staff Costs: Comprehensive coverage of staff costs including food, accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment.
  • Monument Entry Fees: All entry fees for monuments during the sightseeing tour.
  • Bhutan Visa and Permits: Bhutan visa fees and special permits are included.
  • Taxes and Fees: All local and government taxes, along with administrative charges.
  • Extra Nights in Kathmandu: Any additional accommodation required due to early arrival or late departure.
  • Nepal Visa Fee: Visa fees for entering Nepal.
  • Travel and Medical Insurance: It is recommended to have travel and medical insurance.
  • International Flights: Except flights between Kathmandu and Paro.
  • Meals: Lunch and dinner are not included in Nepal.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses for personal items such as laundry, bar bills, snacks, phone calls, and internet usage.
  • Tips for Guide and Driver: Tipping for guides and drivers (tipping is expected).
  • Unforeseen Expenses: Any additional expenses due to circumstances beyond our control.
Additional Info

Weather and Temperature of Nepal and Bhutan

Nepal and Bhutan share similar weather patterns due to their topography and geographic location. The primary exception is Nepal's southern region, which is warmer than Bhutan. Kathmandu, situated in central Nepal, enjoys moderate summers.

Weather in both countries varies significantly with the seasons and altitude. In the northern alpine regions, temperatures can drop below zero even in summer, while southern tropical areas can reach or exceed 40 degrees Celsius.

The four seasons are:

  • Spring (March to May): Pleasant weather with moderate temperatures.
  • Summer/Monsoon (June to August): Hot and humid with significant rainfall.
  • Fall/Autumn (September to November): Enjoyable with moderate temperatures.
  • Winter (December to February): Dry and cold with potential snow showers at higher altitudes.

Transportation on Nepal and Bhutan Tour

In Bhutan, all transportation is provided by private vehicles, including airport transfers, intercity travel, and city tours. A driver and tour guide will meet you at Paro International Airport, and you'll likely use the same vehicle throughout your Bhutan tour.

Similarly, in Nepal, airport transfers and city tours are conducted in a private vehicle for your convenience.

Accommodation in Nepal and Bhutan tour

Nepal: Accommodation is provided in a 3-star hotel in central Kathmandu on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Rooms are clean and spacious with attached Western-style bathrooms, available on a twin or double-sharing basis. Single-occupancy accommodations can be arranged upon request.

Bhutan: Lodging is in government-approved hotels equivalent to 3 or 4-star standards. Hotels are categorized into A, B, and C classes. In Thimphu and Paro, you'll stay in an "A" category hotel, ensuring clean rooms equipped with all the necessary amenities.

Meals in Nepal and Bhutan

Nepal: Breakfast is provided at your hotel. Lunch and dinner are not included, allowing you to explore a variety of local restaurants. We recommend trying "Dal Bhat," a traditional Nepalese dish, at least once.

Bhutan: All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included. Breakfast and dinner are served at your hotel, while lunch is at excellent local restaurants offering a variety of cuisines including continental, Bhutanese, Nepalese, Indian, Tibetan, and Chinese. Bhutanese cuisine is known for its spiciness, so inform your server if you prefer milder food. Don't miss the national dish, Ema Datshi, made with cheese and chili.

Entry Visa and Travel Permit in Nepal and Bhutan Tour

Nepal Visa: Obtaining a visa for Nepal is straightforward. You can obtain a visa upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. Fill out the necessary paperwork, pay the fee, and proceed to immigration with your passport.

Nepal Visa fees:

  • US$ 30 for 15 days
  • US$ 50 for 30 days
  • US$ 125 for 90 days

Note: Citizens of some countries must obtain a Nepal visa from Nepalese embassies or consulates before traveling.

Bhutan Visa: Your travel agency will arrange your Bhutan visa. The Bhutan entry visa fee is US$40 per person and is included in your package, along with the Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) of US$200 per day. The package also covers all other entry fees to historical sites, museums, and national parks.


You can enter Bhutan via Paro International Airport, the country's only international airport. Flights to Paro are available from major Indian cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, Bodh Gaya, and Guwahati, as well as from other countries like Thailand (BKK), Singapore (SIN), Bangladesh (Dhaka), and Nepal (KTM). Recreation Holidays includes the airfare from Kathmandu to Paro in the package. Although Bhutan has three other entry points on the India-Bhutan border, these are less convenient for travelers.

Both Nepal and Bhutan are among the safest countries in South Asia. The locals are friendly and welcoming, and Bhutanese people are known for their happiness and low crime rates. While you are generally safe in both countries, it is always wise to take precautions with your personal belongings. A tour guide will accompany you throughout your journey to ensure your safety.

The most convenient way to carry money is by using a VISA or MasterCard. ATMs in Nepal and Bhutan accept these cards, allowing you to withdraw local currency (NPR in Nepal and BTN in Bhutan). Be aware that transaction fees may apply. Alternatively, you can bring cash and exchange it for local currency in Kathmandu and Thimphu.

Recreation Holidays is a top travel agency in Nepal with over 15 years of experience. We offer well-designed travel packages to Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet, providing travelers with the best value. We collaborate with experienced and licensed tour operators in Bhutan to ensure a seamless travel experience.

No, there is no fixed limit on the number of tourists visiting Bhutan each year. However, due to Bhutan's "High Value, Low Impact" tourism policy and the Sustainable Development Fee (SDF), the number of tourists is naturally regulated.

In Nepal, activities such as trekking, hiking, and mountaineering are popular due to the presence of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest. You can also enjoy cultural tours, sightseeing, and local cuisine. In Bhutan, you can explore historical sites, participate in festivals, go hiking, and experience the unique Bhutanese culture.

Solo travel without a guide or tour operator is not allowed in Bhutan. However, solo travelers can visit Bhutan by booking a tour through a licensed tour operator. Solo travel is allowed in Nepal, though it is advised to have a guide for safety and convenience.

Yes, English is widely spoken in both Nepal and Bhutan, especially among the younger generation and in urban areas. English is the medium of instruction in schools in Bhutan and many private schools in Nepal.

While there is no strict dress code for travelers, it is respectful to wear modest clothing, especially when visiting temples and monasteries. In Bhutan, civil servants wear traditional attire (Gho for men and Kira for women) during work hours, but visitors can wear comfortable, casual clothing.

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for obtaining a Bhutan visa. It is also recommended to have travel insurance when visiting Nepal for your safety and peace of mind.

Nepal and Bhutan can be visited year-round. However, the best times are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is mild and the skies are clear. These seasons offer the best conditions for trekking and sightseeing.

The official currency of Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR), and in Bhutan, it is the Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN). The Indian Rupee (INR) is commonly accepted in Bhutan and various parts of Nepal.

Yes, the SDF is refundable if you cancel or shorten your visit to Bhutan. You need to apply online for the refund after leaving Bhutan, and your tour operator can assist with this process.

The Bhutanese government imposes an SDF of $200 per day to ensure sustainable tourism. This fee covers accommodation, transportation, meals, and a licensed tour guide, and it supports development projects, healthcare, and education in Bhutan. Children aged 6 to 12 receive a 50% discount, while those under 6 are exempt.

Bhutan's "High Value, Low Impact" tourism policy aims to maintain sustainable tourism while preserving its culture and environment. This results in higher travel costs, but it ensures a high-quality experience for visitors and supports the country's development goals.

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