Highlights

  • Experience two peaceful Himalayan countries in one visit
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Enjoy the scenic Everest Sightseeing tour
  • Drive to Changunarayan Temple and Hike to Nagarkot to view the sunset
  • A scenic mountain flight towards the Paro airport
  • Reach Kunselcholing ViewPoint with a large statue of Buddha to get amazing views of Thimphu valley
  • Visit Tashichho Dzong, and Memorial Chorten built in the memory of King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
  • Reach Dochula pass at 3,080 meters and enjoy the majestic views mountains like Masagang, Tsendagang, Gangkar plenum (the highest peak in Bhutan), etc.
  • Visit Punakha Dzong and explore the beauty of Khamsum Yuley Temple
  • See Paro Dzong, the government center of Paro, and explore Ta Dzong, a watchtower serving as a National Museum of Bhutan holding several artifacts and art pieces
  • Hike up to Taktshang Monastery also known as Tiger’s Nest
  • Get to Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, the oldest temple in Bhutan
  • Enjoy amazing natural beauty and picturesque landscapes throughout the tour 

About Nepal and Bhutan Tour 8 Nights 9 Days

Nepal Bhutan Tour takes you to major places in these two countries. This tour lets you explore the best of two Himalayan countries, including their famous natural and cultural heritage sites. The best thing about this tour is that you will be awe-struck by the natural beauty in each place. Nepal and Bhutan 8 Nights 9 Days Tour is designed such that you get to visit famous and brilliant sites built by utilizing the best craftsmanship and architecture. You not only get to be amazed by natural beauty, but also how these beautiful sites create a unique combination with the landscape which soothes the soul.

Starting with sightseeing in Kathmandu, you will gain a deeper insight into the culturally diverse country of Nepal while visiting several UNESCO World Heritage Sites related to Hinduism and Buddhism, which exist harmoniously together. The mountain flight on this package lets you see the legendary peak of Mount Everest in all its glory.  The mountainous region of Nepal amazes people with the glorious views of several peaks higher than 8000 meters and there’s nothing more rewarding than enjoying bird’s eye view of the Everest region without strenuous trekking.

Bhutan is an equally beautiful Himalayan kingdom quite isolated from the rest of the world. So, the culture and tradition in this place remain authentic and unique. Bhutanese architecture is unique as well, you get to see beautiful Chhortens, monasteries, and temples. Dzong is the most prevalent and popular form ofarchitecture in Bhutan. Dzongs were built as fortresses but today they are used for monastic, administrative and educational purposes. Each place has historic and cultural value and showcases arts and crafts resembling their Buddhist philosophy. Built among awesome landscapes, one can also find themselves around awe-inspiring beauty surrounded by mountains, forests, rivers, etc.

Both Bhutan and Nepal are known for their warm hospitality and unique traditions. Staying around local people lets you know more about their lifestyle, their dress, food, language, and culture. This type of tour lets you live a different life, even if it's just for a few days and changes your perspective of life making you more wise and flexible. This holiday, book Nepal and Bhutan 8 Nights 9 Days Tour and enjoy everything these countries have to offer.

 

Kathmandu

Your Nepal and Bhutan Tour starts from Kathmandu. The capital city of Nepal is a culturally and historically rich city that has much to offer. Your tour in Kathmandu covers the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa. You will learn in-depth about the history, religions and diverse culture of Nepal The architecture of the temples, palaces and stupas are brilliant and fascinating to observe. Apart from UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you can visit many other places of historical and cultural importance, stroll around the streets and buy artifacts, try local dishes, etc.


Nagarkot

Nagarkot is one of the most scenic viewpoints around the Kathmandu Valley. It is famous for the sunrise and sunset views over the mountains. On clear days, the view of Shivapuri National Park, nearby landscapes and snow-capped mountains are a sight to behold. You can observe the Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Jugal, and Rolwaling ranges from Nagarkot. Nepal Bhutan 8 Days 9 Nights Tour includes the hiking from Changunarayan temple to Nagarkot. Changunarayan Temple is yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site and the hiking offers a plethora of scenic views.
 

Thimphu

Thimpu is the capital city of Bhutan and the home to many prominent monuments that define and represent Bhutan. One of the major places to visit in Thimpu is Motithang Takin Preserve where different species of animals including Takin are preserved. And you can visit many Buddhist sites such as dzongs and gompas. Buddha's viewpoint built on the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Thimphu valley. National Memorial Chorten is another prominent place to visit which was built in the memory of Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. It has several life-size statues of Buddha and many paintings to explore. Simtokha Dzong is one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan where you can learn about Buddhism practised in Bhutan and explore paintings and artefacts. Tashichho Dzong is also one of the beautiful sites to visit which is also the administration and office of the King of Bhutan. Apart from that, you can visit local markets, national museums, paper factories, etc. which are all great ways to explore the lifestyle, history, and tradition of Bhutan.


Punakha 

Punakha is another amazing city of Bhutan with amazing cultural sites and picturesque places. One of the major places to visit in Punakha is Punakha Dzong located on the confluence of two rivers. It showcases the brilliant architecture and holds the religious and administrative and religious activities of Punakha district. You can then visit Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten which is decorated by prayer flags and provides you with the amazing view of the Punakha city. The suspension bridge on the way is yet another amazing viewpoint of Punakha. On the way to Punakha, you can visit Druk Wangyal Chortens built by Queen Mother of Bhutan in the memory of the Bhutanese soldiers who died fighting for the country.
 

Paro

Paro is the only place in Bhutan where international airport lies and a beautiful city to visit in Bhutan. Paro Dzong and Rinpung Dzong are historical sites in Paro where you can explore the unique architecture of the buildings, paintings, and artefacts. The National Museum also lets you know in-depth about Bhutan which is also known as Ta dzong. The view of Chomolhari mountain is amazing which can be seen from different viewpoints of Paro. You can also visit Taktsang Monastery or Paro Taktsang which is one of the Buddhist monuments representing the amazing and unique art and culture of Bhutan. It is also known as Tiger’s Nest monastery where it is believed that Guru Rinpoche came there on the back of the tigress to meditate. It is also a spectacular viewpoint only accessible by foot. You can see the Paro valley, snow-capped mountains, and the lush forest from here. And another place you should visit is Kyichu Lhakhang, a temple built by King Sontsen Gambo.
 

People and Culture 

As Nepal and Bhutan both are culturally rich and diverse countries, Nepal and Bhutan tour is a great opportunity to explore the beautiful culture, lifestyle, and traditions of the people who reside in these countries. While in Nepal, there are people who worship different deities and different religions with their own set of traditions and culture. Sightseeing in Kathmandu briefly introduces you to the ancient history, culture, traditions and the architecture of Nepal. You can find Hindu and Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. Bhutan is the country known as the land of the Thunder Dragon and is dominated by the people who practice Tantric Buddhism. You can expect to see people in their traditional attires and you will learn about their traditions and culture while visiting dzongs and monasteries. Visiting Bhutan feels like visiting a mythical land because of the rich and vibrant streets and people who are isolated from the modern way of life. Visiting these amazing countries will certainly be an amazing and refreshing experience.
 

Amazing views of the Himalayas and landscapes

As Nepal and Bhutan both are Himalayan countries, they offer you some breathtaking view of the mountains. During the Nepal Bhutan 8 Days 9 Nights Tour, you will get plenty of time to behold the amazing landscapes and snow-capped mountains. You will first witness the wilderness of the Everest region during the Everest sightseeing helicopter tour which will provide you with the thrilling view of the mountains of the Khumbu region and take you close to the highest peak on earth. Apart from that, mountain flight to Bhutan and the time you spend in Bhutan will also offer you the mesmerizing view of the mountains. You will visit different viewpoints and encounter mountain passes along the way in Bhutan. From these viewpoints, you can expect to see mountains such as  Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m ), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ), Gangkhar Puensum (7,570 m), etc. 

Itinerary

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After you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will meet our representative who will then take you to your hotel. You can rest and freshen up for a while after which we will give you a briefing about your Nepal and Bhutan tour and you can buy the stuff you may need throughout the tour if you haven’t already brought. In the evening you can either rest or go to bars, spas or restaurants to just enjoy yourself or stroll around the streets of Thamel. You will stay overnight at a hotel in Thamel.

Kathmandu is called the city of gods and you will be amazed by the number of temples you can find here. It is also a place with huge cultural diversity. Today, you will visit several UNESCO world heritage sites around Kathmandu valley. A private vehicle will pick you from your hotel and take you to these places. An experienced tour guide will tell you all you need to know about the brilliant architecture, history, and mythologies related to these places. After the sightseeing, you will be then dropped to your hotel.

Today, you will get the chance to catch a bird’s eye view of the Everest and Everest region as you fly above the Himalayan landscape. The mountain flight features the views of green lush forests, rivers, waterfalls, small settlements, and mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, etc. You will also catch glimpses of Khumbu icefall and glacier. The flight takes you closest anyone can get to the Everest without trekking for several weeks and catch brilliant views. After about an hour of flight, you will return to Kathmandu airport and head towards Changu Narayan temple.

A hike from Changu Narayan temple takes you to Nagarkot through green forests, small villages and cultivated lands as you walk on graveled road. Nagarkot is famous for mountain and sunrise/sunset view one can get from there. After sunset view, you can rest at a hotel in a picturesque village of Nagarkot.

After landing at the only international airport at Paro, you will first take care of the formalities and clear customs. Then, you will enjoy a ride towards the city of Thimphu. It takes around one and a half hours to reach there. Along the way, you can enjoy the untouched natural beauty of Bhutan. After reaching Thimphu, you will visit Buddha Dordenma built in the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang. This place is an amazing viewpoint to enjoy the views of Thimphu city. A large sitting statue of Buddha lies at this place.

Then, you will head towards Memorial Chorten, full of Buddhist artifacts. This place will amaze you as you can see prayer wheels, prayer flags, mani walls, images of tantric deities, etc there. A famous Dzong is known as Tashichho Dzong administrative and religious center of this district full of art and crafts the throne room and the central monk body also lies. You will stay overnight at a beautiful hotel in Thimphu.

Leaving Thimphu, you will head towards Punakha. The scenic bus ride showcases the outstanding beauty of Bhutan. Stopping at Dochula Pass, you can behold the beauty of several mountains like Gangkar Puensum, the landscape and 108 Druk Wangyal Chortens built by the eldest Queen Mother of Bhutan.

After arriving Punakha, you can check into a hotel and rest after which will visit Punakha Dzong. This dzong is also beautiful and astonishing with paintings and statues depicting the philosophy of Buddhists practiced in Bhutan. Khamsum Yuli temple is another beautiful place showcasing outstanding architecture and craftsmanship of Bhutanese people built to keep away negative forces and keep within peace and harmony. You will stay overnight in a hotel in Punakha.

After waking up in Punakha, you will head towards Wangdue Phodrang. This city is named after the district’s dzong. Then, you will explore the local markets in the city famous for bamboo products and art pieces. Now, you will take a ride toward Paro. Along the way, you will visit one of the oldest dzongs in Bhutan, Simtokha dzong recently used as a center for religious studies. Later, you will also visit the National Museum of Bhutan known as Ta-Dzong. Many cultural, religious and historical artifacts are kept there like stamps, paintings, statues, etc.

After that, you will visit Rinpung Dzong built by Ngawang Namgyal where you can learn more about Tibetan Buddhism and enjoy the brilliant architecture and craft. After that, you can rest or explore the places around the city. You will stay overnight at a hotel in Paro.

Today, you have some hiking to do to reach one of the most famous and outstanding places in Bhutan, the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. After waking up early, you will enjoy a ride towards Drukgyel Dzong, a glorious fortress now only remaining in the form of ruins. After enjoying the beautiful landscape, you will head towards Paro Taktsang. According to a legend, the monastery is built in the place where Guru Rinpoche, the pioneer of Buddhism in Bhutan, once arrived on the back of a tigress and meditated. Tiger’s Nest Monastery hangs on a cliff and is only accessible by walking. You can hire a horse up to the cafe but you have to walk by yourself from there. It takes about four hours to reach and return from there. 

Paro Taktsang is a beautiful place showcasing ancient art and craft. It also serves as a viewpoint to catch an amazing view of the entire city.

While returning, you will visit the Kyichu Lhakhang temple which is one of two temples in Bhutan built by King Sontsen Gambo of Tibet. He built 108 temples including these two on the same day. He built them to suppress evil and keep Buddhism intact. 

Today you will return to Nepal by a flight from Paro which takes about an hour. You can enjoy the scenic beauty as the plane flies above heavenly beauty. After reaching Kathmandu, you can rest or stroll around the city and buy exotic art pieces, handicrafts or clothing as souvenirs. You can also hang around with your friends or family. In the evening, you will be invited to a farewell dinner organized by Sublime Trails where you can enjoy local food and dance. You will stay overnight at your hotel in Thamel.

Your Nepal Bhutan Tour completes today. After waking up in the heart of Kathmandu, you will now head towards your next destination or return home. Our representative will drop you to the airport and help you with anything necessary. We wish you had a wonderful trip and we would be happy to assist you next time.

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What's included

  • Meals: 
    8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Accommodation: 
    3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 4 nights
    3-Star accommodation in Bhutan for 4 nights
  • Transportation:   
    All land transportation with pickups and drops
    An experienced driver and a private vehicle
    Mount Everest Sightseeing Flight
    Flight to Paro from Kathmandu and back
  • Guides and Porters:
    A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • Entry Fees and Permits:
    Visas for Bhutan
    All entry fees and permits
    Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, cold drinks, bottled water, etc.)
  • All alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks 
  • All the chocolate, dessert, and sweet items
  • Your Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the crew of Sublime Trails
  • Cost of trip cancellation, accident or health emergency
  • Loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. (We strongly advise you to get personal travel insurance.)
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FAQs

No, according to the tourism policy of Bhutan independent travel is not allowed in Bhutan, You should go through the regestered tour agency with trek guide. 

No, the insurance will not be covered by the price you pay for the package. You will have to cover your insurance independently. 

Yes, you can customize the itinerary according to the duration of your stay in Bhutan and your preferences. Inform us before persuing the trip for tailor-made itinerary.

Bhutan is known as Last Shangri- La on earth. Being the happiest nation with least violence, it is the safest destination to travel. Apart from that, your safety is our first concern. So, you can be worry-free while travelling to Bhutan.

It depends upon how long you will stay in Bhutan. Your accommodation and the transportation will be covered by your package price. You need extra money to buy local handicrafts and souvenirs. So, you have to decide how much you are willing to spend on those things. As all the basic things are covered by the package, you can travel Bhutan even with a little extra money. We recommend you to bring money in USD to by the souvenirs. 

Customer Reviews

  • Two best countries Nepal and Bhutan

    - Brigid Despres, United States

    Me and my husband went for Nepal and Bhutan tour last week. We had so much fun. Everyone at Sublime Trails took care of us very nicely and we had no problem throughout the tour. Every day went like the best day but the best part was during the Everest flight. After returning to Nepal, Ram recommended us various fun thiings to do in Kathmandu when we decided to stay 2 days longer. I highly recommend them for your trips in Nepal, Bhutan or both.

  • Best decision ever made!

    - Richard Jones, United States

    Who knew I would travel to Nepal with no prior plans and still have the best time of my life. I travelled to Nepal alone because I couldn't convince my best friend to come with me. If I would just wait for her approval, I would never have made this trip. Anyways, I spent few days sightseeing in Kathmandu and she finally called me saying that she would join me in a few days, being worried about me. But she would only come if we went to place she decided. I just trusted her. She had already contacted Ram and we booked this trip. I have to tell you, I had so much fun and I really had to worry about nothing. Thanks Nina and thanks Sublime Trails.