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14-Day Nepal and Bhutan Tour

14-Day Nepal and Bhutan Tour

By LancyUpdated Oct. 18, 2022
Discover the Hidden Gems of the Himalayas

Sandwiched between two big countries — China and India, but protected by the great Himalayas, Nepal and Bhutan are like two paradises, hidden away from the world, but attracting more and more travelers.

With this 14-day itinerary, you would go back to the Middle Ages in Kathmandu, experience a jungle safari in Chitwan, enjoy views of Annapurna and Mt. Everest, and then continue to mysterious Bhutan to discover a land and people blessed by a happy Tibetan Buddhism well-being mandate.

Your Nepal and Bhutan tour can be tailor-made according to your interests and schedule with us.

  • Days:14±
  • Best For:First-timers
  • Price:from US$4,820 p/p

Tour Highlights

Time travel to the Middle Ages in splendid Kathmandu Valley.

the ancient buildings in Kathmandu

Feel the strength of belief as you touch exquisite sculptures and flying prayer flags.

the white pagoda and the colorful flags

Admire the Annapurnas' most beautiful peak, Machapuchare (Mt.'Fishtail').

the snow-capped mountains

Track animals in the jungle, such as rhinoceroses, crocodiles, tigers, leopards, and deer.

a rhinocero in the river

Pray facing the roof of the world’s apex as the morning sunlight colors it golden.

the mountain range of Himalaya

Find the most beautiful dzong (administrative monastery) in Punakha, and experience the inner peace of Tibetan Buddhism.

Punakha Dzong

Appreciate the simplicity of the Bhutanese and their exquisite craftsmanship.

Bhutanese handicrafts

Hike to Taktsang Monastery, one of the world's 10 highest monasteries, and meditate like the founder of Tibetan Buddhism is reputed to have done there.

Taktsang Monastery on the cliff

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Suggested Route

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Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

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Day 1
Kathmandu Arrival

Arrive at Kathmandu. Meet our representative and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy your free time to acclimatize during the rest of day.

Day 2
The First Sights of Kathmandu

Start your tour from Kathmandu Durbar Square. Observe the spectacular art and architecture and listen to the stories about mysterious Kathmandu.

Then, visit the sacred Hindu shrine Pashupatinath. It is also a crematorium. If you see a funeral at the cremation ghat (sacred riverfront), it could be a good chance to see how the local people practice their religion.

Continue to Boudhanath Stupa to feel the piety of Tibetan Buddhism. Follow the local people to walk around the pagoda.

Visit the "Monkey Temple" at the end. Hinduism and Buddhism combine perfectly there. The

white pagoda in Kathmandu
The sacred 'Mokey Temple'
Day 3
Kathmandu to Pokhara

Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the morning. Have a delightful boat ride on Phewa Lake in the afternoon. The pretty scenery with the snow-capped mountains will make you feel that you are in Switzerland.

The colorful boats on Phewa Lake
The colorful boats on Phewa Lake
Day 4
Pokhara Sightseeing

Start your sightseeing with theDavis Falls. See the meltwater from the mountains plunge into the underground plunge pool, and maybe encounter a lovely rainbow.

The Gupteshwor Mhadev Cave is near the Davies Falls. The huge stalagmite is worshiped as a Shiva Lingam (a symbolic representation of the god Shiva).

Visit the International Mountain Museum to listen to the stories of mountaineers and feel the local people's love their Himalayan homeland. Then enjoy magnificent mountain views at World Peace Pagoda.

the white World Peace Pagoda
The beautiful World Peace Pagoda
Day 5
Annapurna Sunrise and Drive to Chitwan

Get up early and go to Sarangkot for the beautiful sunrise over the Annapurna Range before driving to Chitwan.

ExploreTharu Village in the late afternoon. See the ethnic people of this area. Enjoy Tharu dancing with dinner.

The beautiful sunrise view from Sarangkot
The beautiful sunrise view from Sarangkot
Day 6
Jungle Safari

Explore the jungle by a jeep with your safari guide. Meet the rhinoceroses, deer, and birds in their paradise. If you are lucky, you may see leopards, wild elephants, and sloth bears. Also take a 1-hour canoe ride to see the crocodiles.

a rhinocero in the river
Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park
Day 7
Private Transfer from Chitwan to Nagarkot

Drive from Chitwan to Nagarkot (about 6 hours) for an excellent view of the snow-capped Himalayan Range.

The beautiful white pagodas and colorful houses in Kathmandu
The beautiful white pagodas and colorful houses in Kathmandu
Day 8
Majestic Himalayas and Great Kathmandu Valley

Transfer to Nagarkot tower to watch the sunrise and majestic mountains in the early morning.

Drive back to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur. Visit the Golden Gate, Palace of 55 Windows, Taleju Temple, Datratra Square, and Pottery Square. Explore Patan Durbar Square in the afternoon, including Krishna Mandir, Patan Museum, some beautiful temples, and a monastery.

the snow mountain view from Nagarkot
Enjoy the amazing view of the Himalayas
Day 9
Fly to Bhutan

Transfer to Kathmandu airport for your flight to Bhutan. Arrive in Paro and meet your Bhutanese guide at the airport. Transfer to your hotel in Thimphu.

On the way, you will visit the Buddha Dordenma. It is a massive golden statue of Shakyamuni on top of a hill and 125,000 smaller Buddha statues have been placed within it. Afterward, visit a landmark of Thimphu, the Memorial Chorten. For many Bhutanese, this large Tibetan-style chorten is a place where they perform their daily worship.

Buddha Dordenma
Buddha Dordenma
Day 10
Explore the Heart of Bhutan, Thimphu

Visit the most important dzong, Tashichho Dzong, in the morning. It has traditionally been the seat of the Dharma Raja and the summer capital of the country. It is the headquarters of the central government, just like the White House in America, Downing Street in Britain, and Zhongnanhai in China.

Visit the Folk Heritage Museum to discover the Bhutanese folk heritage and rural history through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programs, and documentation about Bhutanese rural life. And Then enjoy the exquisite handicrafts in the National Institute for Zorig Chusum.

Then make stamps with your own photos and put them on postcards for your family and friends in Bhutan Post Office Headquarters.

Tashichho Dzong
The 'White House' of Bhutan, Tashichho Dzong
Day 11
Thimphu to Punakha by Car, the Dochula Pass, and the Punakha Dzong

Visit Simtokha Dzong on the way to PunaKha. It is also known as Sangak Zabdhon Phodrang (Palace of the Profound Meaning of Secret Mantras). People believe that it was the first dzong built in Bhutan.

Enjoy a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range at the Dochula Pass. The 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass will impress you a lot.

In the afternoon, you will explore the most beautiful dzong in Bhutan, the Punakha Dzong. It is also the most important dzong in Bhutanese history and is known as 'the palace of great happiness or bliss'.

Dochula Pass
The white pagodas at Dochula Pass
Day 12
Punakha to Paro, Paro Dzong, and the National Museum of Bhutan

Drive from Punakha to Paro in the morning. After arriving in Paro, you will visit Paro Dzong, which has a long and fascinating history. Its full name is Rinpung Dzong(Paro Dzong), which means the 'fortress on a heap of jewels'.

Afterward, you will visit the Ta Dzong, which houses the National Museum of Bhutan. The museum has a fascinating collection of arts, relics, religious thangka paintings, household items, arms, handicrafts, stuffed animals, and Bhutan's famous stamps, among others.

Paro Dzong
Paro Dzong, the 'fortress on a heap of jewels'.
Day 13
Taktsang Monastery

After breakfast, you will take an excursion to the unbelievable Taktsang Monastery (this takes approximately 5 hours on a round-trip walk). Located on the side of a cliff above the Paro Valley, Paro Taktsang is the most famous landmark of Bhutan. It is famous for the 13 Taktsang or "tiger lair" caves in which Padmasambhava meditated. It is worth hiking all the way there to explore one of the top 10 monasteries in the world.

on the way back, you will visit the Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan.

Paro Taktsang
Explore the incredible Paro Taktsang
Day 14
Paro Departure

Your guide will escort you to the airport for your flight back home or to the next destination.

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  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
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