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Nepal Bhutan Tour - the best Himalayan tour

Author: Rabindra Adhikari
by Rabindra Adhikari
Posted: Nov 27, 2019
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Nepal Bhutan and Tibet spans the loftiest part of the Himalayas. Being isolated from the outside world until now, the region retains pristine nature, culture and the wildlife.

The Cultural Revolution and Chinese regulations in Tibet have made the travel limited and monotonous. Bhutan is the best alternate to Tibet known as Tibet outside of Tibet. Exploring Bhutan, one can see the vibrant Himalayan culture and Tibetan Buddhist practices flourishing freely. In that sense, Nepal Bhutan Tour is the best Himalayan tour for the culture, landscape and Himalayan sightseeing in less than two weeks time.

Travelling to Nepal and Bhutan one can get the best of Himalayan culture, landscape and nature. It is easy to get visa and travel to these two Himalayan countries. There are regular flights between Kathmandu and Paro. Nepal has visa on arrival and it just takes about two office days to arrange Bhutan visa.

Tour Cost

The most popular Nepal Bhutan tour packages is 8 days and 12 days long and costs minimum USD 1,400 including regional flights, accommodation and guided sightseeing. In Bhutan all meals come included in the packages.

Highlights of Nepal Bhutan Tour

  • Visit of the most ancient cities along the trans-Himalayan trade route.
  • The best trip for Himalayan scenery and culture without strenuous trek.
  • Tour of the Himalayan foothills and tropical lowland with diverse ethnicity and religious practices.
  • Get the insight of Shamanism, animism, Tantrism mixed with Hinduism and Buddhism as you visit different ethnic pockets.
  • Discover the Vedic Vastu Shastra based medieval city of Kathmandu, the Himalayan beauty from Pokhara and the last enclave of Terai forest at Chitwan.
  • Hike to Tiger’s nest monastery and explore the mystic Thimphu and Paro valley in Bhutan.
  • Discover the kingdom which was open to outside world in 1972 and know how success could be measured as ‘Gross National Happiness’.
  • When to Visit?

    The vertically rising Himalayan landscape, deep valleys and location make travelers go into different climate zone throughout the trip. Both Nepal and Bhutan are affected by monsoon clouds coming from Indian Ocean. Monsoon rain lasts from July till September.

    Best time to go on this tour is from October till December and March till May. Autumn days are sunny, dry and warm with crisp sky. By the end of autumn, nights get cold and the temperature goes down to 0 degree at the highest point. However it is manageable with warm cloths.

    The tour could be down throughout winter. Winter days are warm and sunny. There will be snow at higher elevations and nights will be chilly with temperature going down below zero. Travelling in winter, one can get fewer tourists and lower price.

    Spring makes the tour more interesting as blossoms springs everywhere. From the month of March till May, the valleys come alive with flowers and many festivals.

    8 day Nepal Bhutan Tour

    The 8 day Nepal Bhutan tour includes cultural sightseeing of Kathmandu and Paro and Thimphu tour in Bhutan with hike to Tiger’s nest. Kathmandu is the base for travelling to the Himalayas. Kathmandu valley is surrounded by verdant mountains from where one can see the long stretch of the Himalayan panorama.

    12 day Nepal Bhutan tour

    It just takes 12 days to visit the most popular tour destinations of Nepal and Bhutan. In 12 days, one can visit Thimphu, Punakha and Paro in Bhutan and Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan national park in Nepal.

    Kathmandu Paro Flight.

    The flight from Kathmandu to Paro is one of the best Himalayan flight for the scenery. The 1 hr flight cruse along the Himalayan range east of Kathmandu to Mt Chomolhari in Bhutan. The view includes five eight thousand meter peaks including Mt Everest.

    Every day two flights are available between Kathmandu to Paro. The Bhutanese national flag holder Druk Air and the private airline, Bhutan Air flies daily between these two cities.


    The tour is available with standard and deluxe hotel basis. In Bhutan accommodation comes in a package with all three meals. While in Nepal tour only breakfast is included except in Chitwan national park. The 2 nights 3 days Chitwan jungle safari package includes all meals, safari activities and park fees with the accommodation.

    About the Author

    I am an adventurer from the Himalayas of Nepal. I love exploring new places, reading no fiction books and writing travel journal. Here is my Nepal Tibet Bhtutan tour blog.

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