Nepal Bhutan Tour Package

Nepal Bhutan Tour Package

When it comes to South Asian exploration, anyone can hardly miss the beautiful and peaceful lands of the Himalayas like Nepal and Bhutan. Despite being one of the most safest and delightful travel destinations with rich history, and fascinating and immersive cultural-traditional destinations, the natural alluring prospects of both of these nations are unparalleled.

Great Adventure Trek’s Bhutan and Nepal tour package is a unique combo of savory exploration flavors of both these remarkable destinations in a single trip. Both of these nations are on the top list for adventures in South Asia, the warm welcoming down to earth natives, their stunning architectural marvels, deep-rooted serene religious prospects, simply mesmerizing natural ambiance, and an unlimited number of adventures befitting every explorer’s palate are the reasons that make these nations a beloved holiday destinations.

If you want to partake in this exhilarating and gratifying exploration opportunity of both of these Himalayan nations in a single go, you can pick from our most popular tour packages to Nepal and Bhutan. Great Adventure Treks leads a fully guided expedition to both of these nations taking care of all the essentials and minor details, so you get the opportunity to truly enjoy the experience and create lifelong memories without worrying about anything.

Nepal and Bhutan Tour Packages

If you are interested in Bhutan and Nepal tour packages, Great Adventure Treks offers four of the best value experience adventure packages that you can choose from. These Nepal and Bhutan tour packages are designed for a fully immersive exploration experience of both charming nations and their rich history and cultural prospects.

General 9- Day Itinerary of Bhutan and Nepal Tour Package

Nepal and Bhutan Tour Packages

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300 meters/ 4,264 feet)

Day 2: Sightseeing and exploration day in Kathmandu

Day 3: Kathmandu to Paro (2,250 meters/ 7,382 feet) flight and sightseeing

Day 4: Paro to Thimphu (2,320 meters/ 7,610 feet) drive and hike to Taktsang Monastery

Day 5: Morning hike to Wangditse Gompa and sightseeing the remaining part of Thimphu

Day 6: Driving from Thimphu to Punakha (1,250 meters/ 4,100 feet) and visit to Lungchutse Monastery

Day 7: Punakha to Pardo driving and hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

Day 8: Flying back from Paro to Kathmandu, sightseeing the rest of the cultural sites in the capital

Day 9: Departure day

There are also several other packages you can choose from to explore different aspects of this beautiful country in the mountains. However, these trekking packages are designed emphasizing the adventures mostly in Bhutan.

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Nepal and Bhutan Tour Packages- 8 Days 7 Nights Bhutan Cultural Tour

Nepal and Bhutan Tour Packages- 8 Days 7 Nights Bhutan Cultural Tour

Day 1: Flight to Paro (2,250 meters/ 7,382 feet) and hotel check-in at Thimphu (2,320 meters/ 7,610 feet)

Day 2: Thimphu sightseeing and exploration day

Day 3: Driving to Trongsa (2,200 meters/ 7,215 feet)

Day 4: Trongsa to Bumthang (2,800 meters/ 9,185 feet) drive

Day 5: Sightseeing day at Bumthang and drive to Punakha (1,250 meters/ 4,100 feet)

Day 6: Drive back to Paro

Day 7: Sightseeing day at Paro

Day 8: Paro to airport drive and flight to Kathmandu (1,300 meters/ 4,264 feet)

There is also a 6 Days 5 Night Bhutan Tour Package, in case you want a shorter variant of the Bhutan and Nepal tour package you can also switch for the 5 Days 4 Nights Bhutan Tour.

Nepal and Bhutan Tour Packages- 5 Days 4 Nights Bhutan Tour

Nepal and Bhutan Tour Packages- 5 Days 4 Nights Bhutan Tour

Day 1: Kathmandu (1,300 meters/ 4,264 feet) to Paro (2,250 meters/ 7,382 feet) airport flight and drive to Thimphu

Day 2: Sightseeing and exploration day at Thimphu and drive to Punakha (1,250 meters/ 4,100 feet)

Day 3: Exploration of Punakha and drive back to Paro

Day 4: Hike to Taktsang Monastery (3,120 meters/ 10,232 feet) and exploration of Paro

Day: Drive to Paro airport and fly back to Kathmandu

Best Time for Bhutan and Nepal Tour Package

Best Time for Bhutan and Nepal Tour Package
Jomolhari Mountain Festival

One of the major reasons why Bhutan and Nepal tour packages go side-by-side is that these neighboring mountain nations share similar types of climate and weather conditions. In fact, the best time to enjoy Nepal and Bhutan packages is during autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) which are also referred to as the ‘peak seasons’.

The climatic conditions are stable during these months and temperatures are on the warmer side. The temperature of Bhutan is around 15°C to 25°C during the springtime and in the autumn season it averages around 15°C to 22°C.

Similarly, in Nepal, the temperature during the spring season hovers around 16°C to 23°C, and for the autumn, it is around 13°C to mid-20s. So, you can expect ideal weather conditions and environment for an enjoyable exploring experience.

The cultural prospects are quite diverse in both of these nations during these peak seasons, as some of the major festivals in both Nepal and Bhutan are celebrated in the months of spring and autumn.

Royal Highland Festival (Laya), Gangtey Tsechhu, Jambay Lakhang Festival, Jakar Festival, Jomolhari Mountain Festival and Thimphu Tschechu are some of the major festivals celebrated during the autumn season in Bhutan. Likely, Paro Tshechu, Gomphu Kora Festival, Domkhar Tschechu, Punakha Tschechu, and Punakha Drubchen are some of the cultural highlights of the spring season.

As for Nepal, autumn is considered one of the best seasons for the cultural and traditional exploration of the country as some of the grandest festivals in the country like Dashain, Tihar, and Chhath are celebrated during this season. Other festivals like Indra Jatra, Pachali Bhairab, Mani Rimdu, and Sita Biaha Panchami are some other prospects of cultural highlights during the autumn season.

Likewise, Chaitra Dashain (Small Dashain), Bisket Jatra, Nepali New Year, Buddha Jayanti, and Ram Navami are some key highlights of the cultural celebration during the spring season in the country.

Food and Accommodation in Bhutan and Nepal Tour Package

Food and Accommodation in Bhutan and Nepal Tour Package

In your tour packages to Nepal and Bhutan, you can expect a moderate to luxurious level of services and amenities. As the itinerary plans and quality of the services depend on the package, you can easily switch to any level of service before deciding on your package.

As both of these nations are popular for outdoor adventures, especially trekking adventures on the remarkable landscapes, you might be wondering about what level of food and accommodation services are available in your Nepal and Bhutan tour packages.

Well, rest assured, although both Nepal and Bhutan are popular for their adventures on the remote and off-beaten path, your Bhutan and Nepal tour package will only explore the major core areas of both nations not that far from the urban civilizations.

So you can expect a moderate to luxurious level of service during your exploration. As both Nepal and Bhutan are culturally diverse nations, you can expect varieties of tasty local delicacies. Also, both of the nations are heavily influenced by the Tibetan and Indian cultures, so you will also get the opportunity to explore the unique combination of flavors during your adventure.

Likewise, continental dishes or region-specific dishes with their own unique touches might surprise you with bursting of unique flavors that you might not be able to stop yourself from gobbling.

Here are some of the most exquisite and unique delicacies that you don’t want to miss during your exploration of Nepal and Bhutan.

Food You Should Definitely Taste in Bhutan

  • Khur le (pancake made of buckwheat)
  • Ema datshi (chillies and cheese)
  • Kew datshi (scalloped potatoes)
  • Shamu datshi (cheese with mushrooms)
  • Shakam paa (ground beef and radish)
  • Jasha maru (chiecken dish)
  • Phaksha paa (pork gravy/stew)
  • Red rice
  • Suja (butter tea)
  • Ara (tradtional alcoholic beverage)
  • Jasha tshoem (spicy stew)
  • Puta (Bhutanes noodle dish)
  • Hoentay (alternative of momo)
  • Goen hogey (light salad dish)
  • Juma (sausage made of minced meat, spices and rice)
  • Gondo datshi (Bhutanese scrambled eggs version)
  • Jasha maru/ Momos
  • Goen hogay (cucumber salad)

Food You Should Definitely Taste in Nepal

  • Dal Bhaat Tarkari (a traditional Nepali dish comprised of lentil soup, steamed rice, vegetables,  and other side dishes)
  • Momos/ dumplings
  • Bara or wo (Newari dish made of ground lentils, green or black)
  • Sel roti (cultural sweet delicacy, unique Nepali donut)
  • Yomari (rice dough stuffed with sweet paste)
  • Dhindo (alternative of Dal Bhaat Tarkari prepared from cornmeal, buckwheat, or miller flour)
  • Gundruk (fermented or pickled green leaf vegetables)
  • Juju Dhau (creamy thick yogurt, a traditional Newari sweet delicacy)
  • Chatamari (Nepali pizza)
  • Thukpa (thick noodle soup)
  • Samay baji (Newar lunch set)
  • Choila (spicy barbecued buffalo meat dish)
  • Sukuti (seasoned dry meat)
  • Chhang (traditional alcoholic beverage)

Accommodation

Unlike trekking expeditions where you to rest at the teahouses and camping sites, which both of these nations are world-renowned for, in your Bhutan and Nepal tour package, you will spend your nights at the 3-star level hotels.

You will mow along with every day of your adventures getting comfortable rest at luxurious hotels in your tour packages to Nepal and Bhutan. You can also expect the services and amenities on the level of a 3-star hotel from free internet to room services and complimentary services.

So, in overall, you will enjoy a great level of comfort in your Bhutan and Nepal tour package with well-facilitated 3-star level accommodation facilities. Even then, in case you are having a discomforting experience or need any kind of specific arrangement our tour coordinator will tend to it as soon as possible.

Is the Bhutan and Nepal Tour Package Suitable for You?

Is the Bhutan and Nepal Tour Package Suitable for You

If you have done any kind of trekking adventures in any of these nations then you might be familiar with the requirements to pull off those adventures. So, if you are wondering if the Nepal and Bhutan tour packages might be on par with those adventurous explorations, fret not.

All of the tour packages to Nepal and Bhutan are ‘moderate’ levels of adventure, you don’t need any kind of special training to relish the exploration of these two beautiful mountain countries. With a basic level of fitness and good health conditions, completing these delightful du-nation explorations won’t be much of a hitch.

Even though you are not in top shape, unlike the high-altitude adventures, there aren’t any challenges. Although hiking adventures like hiking to Taktsang Monastery which takes approximately 4 to 6 hours and Nagarkot to Changu Narayan (3 to 4 hours) can be a bit draining, however, as there aren’t any technical segments, overcoming the route challenges won’t be a problem.

You will be mostly walking on the levelled ground immersing in the vibrance of rich historic and charming cultural/ traditional ambiance. As for ground transportation, we will use comfortable and covenant private vehicles so you can enjoy every bit of the exploration.

In case of any discomfort during the exploring part, you can also easily communicate with your guide and expedition leader. We will look into the issues immediately and try to sort it out as soon as possible.

What if I Want Something Beyond the Fixed Itinerary?

Big statue of Lord Buddha in Bhutan.
The Great Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue in the mountains of Thimphu

Our Nepal and Bhutan tour packages are planned specifically for the best money-value experience, covering all the major highlights of both nations. You can also request your own custom-tailored itinerary package.

We understand that both Nepal and Bhutan are delightful, safe, and warm destinations with unlimited exploration prospects. Thus, if you want Bhutan and Nepal tour packages that are beyond the specified itinerary plans, Great Adventure Treks can also arrange that.

You can decide the specific highlights in these nations that you want to explore, the duration of your tour, your day-to-day itinerary, and even your food and accommodation facilities. We can also arrange specialist guides if you want your exploration to focus on particular prospects like cultural, wildlife, historical, or even food explorations.

Thus, with our customer-tailored package, designed according to your travel plans you will be able to explore these destinations as you want. However, it can be slightly costlier than the regular tour packages to Nepal and Bhutan as everything will be custom-tailored befitting your needs. The cost factor will mainly depend on the duration of your tour, quality of services and amenities, and hiring of guides, so you don’t have to worry about it breaking the bank even if it’s personally catered to fit your needs.

What is Included in Your Bhutan and Nepal Tour Package?

What is Included in Your Bhutan and Nepal Tour Package

If you are wondering what services and amenities Great Adventure Trek’s Nepal and Bhutan tour packages cover, here are cost-inclusion services that are included in your packages.

Transportations

Besides the day-to-day use of transportation services in your Nepal and Bhutan tour packages, we also take care of all airport pick-ups and drop-offs. You don’t have to pay a single extra penny beyond your package cost for this service.

It is difficult as well as expensive to book taxis at the airports, so we have designed this package to save you time on minor inconveniences. Our representatives will pick you up and drop you off at the airports according to your flight schedules.

Permits

While doing cultural explorations in both Bhutan and Nepal, you need to get permits at some destinations like museums, and monuments with the need to pay entrance fees as well. However, your Bhutan and Nepal tour package will cover all of these expenses and we will take care of the arrangements so you can enjoy a hassle-free exploration.

On top of that, our Nepal and Bhutan tour packages also cover the Bhutanese visa fee so you can enjoy a seamless transition between these two nations. As for the Nepali visa fee, you will have to cover for it on your arrival.

Guides

Hiring a local guide is one of the most crucial factors of any kind of adventure, hiring a guide for Nepal and Bhutan tour packages not only makes the exploration informative but also more comfortable, enjoyable, and safe.

For a valuable experience hiring knowledgeable guides is a must, so to make your adventure enjoyable and memorable we arrange English-speaking local tour guides for both Bhutan and Nepal. Your Nepal and Bhutan tour packages will cover the expenses for the guides as well and it is also inclusive of all official costs as well as government taxes.

For further insights on the includes and excludes, you can check out details on our Nepal and Bhutan Tour Packages.

Food and Accommodation in Nepal and Bhutan

Your Bhutan and Nepal Tour Package will also cover the cost of all food and accommodation services along with your exploring destinations. You will be able to enjoy the services and amenities of a 3-star level hotel in your Nepal and Bhutan tour packages.

However, any kind of personal expenses like laundry, telephone calls, beverages, and personal gear will not be covered by your package. Your package will cover the expenses of a well-accommodated 3-star level of hotel room and three meals; breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as for the snacks and drinks expenses, you will have to take care of it on your own.

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Tips to Make Your Bhutan and Nepal Tour Package Unforgettable

Tips to Make Your Bhutan and Nepal Tour Package Unforgettable

For the best value experience in your Nepal and Bhutan tour packages, you can follow the following tips to make it an unforgettable experience.

Customize the Experience

With the customized Nepal and Bhutan tour packages, you will be able to truly immerse in the fascinating exploration. As you determine everything from your time to, the highlights you want to check out, your likes, dislikes, interests, and hobbies, it will help you enjoy the perfect holiday experience.

Instead of following the pre-determined day-to-day itinerary, you will have the luxury to decide your own itinerary and make it as enjoyable as possible.

Wear Comfortable Shoes and Dress Appropriately

Although you will be traveling in a comfortable private vehicle for the most part, for the hiking and exploration part, comfortable shoes are a must. You need to be comfortable in your feet to fully immerse in the exploration, plus the off-road and rugged trails during the hiking part can be very discomforting in regular shoes.

Also, make sure to dress and pack according to the season, you don’t want to end up shivering in the mornings and evenings because you emphasized only on the summer wear. Both Bhutan and Nepal are Himalayan countries, so you can expect the temperature to be occasionally chilly, especially during the autumn season.

Be Open and Respect the Local Culture and Traditions

When you travel, you need to understand that things are going to be different than it is at home. So while enjoying your Bhutan and Nepal tour package, make sure to be open-minded and maybe downgrade a little bit on the judgemental part.

You will come across diverse cultures and traditions in your Nepal and Bhutan tour packages, instead of complaining and being judgemental about practices, understand that they also live inside a civilized world, and despite how unique and fascinating their cultural traditions may seem there are history and sentiments behind it, so embrace the difference and move along with your adventure.

Research Your Destination Properly

When you are on an adventure, the best way to truly immerse in the exploration would be to learn about your destination. This way you will truly enjoy your day-to-day exploration of the popular landmarks in your destinations after understanding their significance and history.

Also, thorough research will prepare you for the dos and don’ts at your destinations so you won’t end up disrespecting anyone’s feelings or in the worst-case scenario embarrassing yourself.

Connect With the Locals

By connecting with the locals you will be able to understand your destination from their perspectives. Not only that, but you will also be able to secure helpful tips, recommendations, and fascinating stories behind any norms or landmarks.

While doing so, you might also be able to forge a lifelong bond and understand regardless of distance and cultural differences how similar we all are as humans. Also, remember that you are the ambassador and representative of your country while dealing with the locals, so make sure to present yourself in the best life, and be humble and kind.

Capture Memories but Also Live in the Moment

While traveling make sure to capture the memories in your lens, but also don’t forget to put down the camera often to enjoy and live in the moment. The amazing diverse landscapes of both Nepal and Bhutan offer an unlimited number of opportunities to capture the perfect shot.

Just make sure to live in the present and not just get caught up in capturing the moment on your phone or camera. With the ambiance and vibrance of the serene charming destinations you experience, you will cherish these memories for a lifetime.

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