Magical Nepal and Bhutan Tour

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu city sightseeing ( Historical and Cultural)
  • Pokhara city tour (Cultural and Natural)
  • Chitwan Jungle Safari and other adventurous activities
  • Massif Mountain and Lake view
  • Sightseeing in Thimphu
  • Trashichho dzong
  • Taktsang Monastery (The Tiger’s Nest)
  • Punakha Dzong

The nation of Nepal, embraced by the great Himalayas, beautiful sceneries, lakes, monuments, UNESCO listed heritage sites, national parks, and diverse culture is truly a place to explore. You can indulge in trekking, hiking, camping, mountain biking, river rafting, fishing, etc. The awe-inspiring ancient temples and monasteries add to its extra beauty. Cultural hubs like the cities of Kathmandu Valley will quench your thirst for tangible aesthetics. National parks and wildlife lure nature lovers. Lumbini, the birthplace of the enlightened soul, Gautam Buddha is a major attraction for travelers seeking awareness and freedom.

Bhutan Tour provides its visitors a chance to get acquainted with Bhutan’s rich culture and landscape. On this 5-day trip, we visit major Bhutanese townships of Paro, Thimpu, Punakha and explore its beautiful landmarks. In Paro, visit Rinpung Dzong (fortress), Kichu Lhakhang and Drugyal Dzong. Next, visit the famous Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery and drive to Thimphu. While there, we will explore Memorial Chorten, nunnery temple, folk heritage museum and others. We then drive to Punakha and visit the majestic Punakha Dzong. We end our trip in Paro but not before visiting Chimi Lhakhang, a popular Bhutanese fertility temple. On 'Bhutan Land of the Thunder Dragon Tour' we also drive pass the Dochu La pass and enjoy constant company of the amazing Bhutanese landscape.

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN46
  • Duration12 Days
  • Pricefrom US$3150 / person
  • GradeEasy
  • DestinationIndia & Bhutan
  • Min Pax02-15 pax
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Pre-trip meeting.

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, one passport-size photo, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the pre-trip meeting, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Mulberry
  • Max. Altitude: 1300 m/4265 ft
  • Meals: Welcome Dinner Included

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What's Included

In Nepal

  • Airport pick up and Drop by private vehicle
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley with private vehicle
  • Accommodation in 4 star category hotel in Kathmandu,  Chitwan and Pokhara with Breakfast
  • Full board meal plan in Chitwan with all activities
  • Private transportation as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking Guide
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide.
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's T-shirt, city route maps - if necessary.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner with cultural program.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

In Bhutan

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport in a tourist vehicle.
  • Standard government-approved accommodation (in twin sharing rooms).
  • Full-board meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea & snacks.
  • Drinking water during the tour.
  • Tour Briefing on the evening of the first Day with welcome drinks.
  • Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides.
  • Private Luxurious transportation throughout the tour.
  • Monument and museum entrance fees.
  • Cultural afternoon/evening sessions with traditional mask and folk dances (with beverages). Only for group tours.
  • Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.
  • All route access and monument entry permit and fees.
  • All government taxes, official expenses and tourist service charges.

What's Excluded

In Nepal

In Bhutan

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance (See the travel insurance page)
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and cold drinks.
  • Tips for tour guides, porters, driver, hotel lobby and in restaurants. (Tipping is expected)

Trip Map

Magical Nepal and Bhutan Tour Trip Map

Cost included

In Nepal

  • Airport pick up and Drop by private vehicle
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley with private vehicle
  • Accommodation in 4 star category hotel in Kathmandu,  Chitwan and Pokhara with Breakfast
  • Full board meal plan in Chitwan with all activities
  • Private transportation as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking Guide
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide.
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's T-shirt, city route maps - if necessary.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner with cultural program.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

In Bhutan

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport in a tourist vehicle.
  • Standard government-approved accommodation (in twin sharing rooms).
  • Full-board meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea & snacks.
  • Drinking water during the tour.
  • Tour Briefing on the evening of the first Day with welcome drinks.
  • Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides.
  • Private Luxurious transportation throughout the tour.
  • Monument and museum entrance fees.
  • Cultural afternoon/evening sessions with traditional mask and folk dances (with beverages). Only for group tours.
  • Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.
  • All route access and monument entry permit and fees.
  • All government taxes, official expenses and tourist service charges.

Cost Exclude

In Nepal

In Bhutan

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance (See the travel insurance page)
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and cold drinks.
  • Tips for tour guides, porters, driver, hotel lobby and in restaurants. (Tipping is expected)

Nepal
1. Luggage:

You should carry the water bottle, sun-screen, camera, spare jacket, etc in your daypack. You are provided with a free locker room in hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15kg and for more weight you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.

2. Group Leader during the journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained travelling guide in your group.

3. Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

4. Vouchers:
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

5. Visa:
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30 days visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy. (Nepal Visa Info)

6. Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.comwww.kayak.comwww.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)

7. When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after the breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel. 
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at booking@luxuryholidaynepal.com
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

8. Currencies accepted in Nepal: 
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

9. Health Issues:
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters.  Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek.

10. Insurance/Evacuation:  We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)

11. Mount Everest:
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact booking@luxuryholidaynepal.com to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.

12. Trip Extensions/ Add-on trips
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to IndiaBhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest TrekAnnapurna Basecamp TrekLangtang TrekManaslu TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak Climbing, etc.

13. Tips:
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.

For more information about Nepal Trip click here.

Bhutan
1. Accommodations
Hotels in Bhutan are approved and classified by the government as grade A, B and C. These government approved hotels are equivalent to 3-4 star hotels elsewhere. Based on availability at the time of booking, we will be accommodated in A grade hotels in Paro and Thimpu and B grade hotel in the rest of the places we stay. We use Hotel Amodhara in Thimphu and Mandala Resort in Paro. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis.

2. Meals
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included during your stay in Bhutan. A variety of meals are available in most hotels the most popular being Indian, Chinese, and the more common continental food. Non-vegetarian dishes are generally available in most parts of Bhutan - pork, beef, chicken, and fish. The best advice is to ask the hotel and restaurant to recommend what is fresh and in season.

3. Best Time to Travel
Spring (March to May) and autumn (September and October) are the best time to visit Bhutan. The months of April and May offer the natural grandeur of rhododendron blooms whereas Bhutan observes its biggest festivals during spring. Bhutan can also be visited during summer and winter if one wishes to avoid crowd. However, the summers are wet and winters are cold which might not be suitable for everyone.

4. Trip Start Dates
We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date.

5. Additional Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contacts us.

Note: Flight cost is not included in the trip price. Flights cost are different as per the flights sectors that you are taking. Druk air offer flights from following location. We recommend you to book your flight to Bangkok as they have every day flight to Paro and from Paro as well.

Please let us know which route is more convenient to you, the cost of the flights are as below.
Bangkok – Paro – Bangkok = US$890
New Delhi – Paro- New Delhi = US$875
Calcutta – Paro- Calcutta = US$510
Kathmandu – Paro- Kathmandu = US$520
Bangkok – Paro – Kathmandu = US$ 860
Bangkok – Paro – New Delhi = US$ 875

Please contact us for the up-to-date Druk air flight rate.

For more information about Bhutan Please click here.

Note: 
During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

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