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Kathmandu Introduction & Bhutan Tour-8 days

This tour combines visits in Kathmandu & Bhutan. Kathmandu Valley has great cultural and historical sites of hindu and buddhsit region and in Bhutan, you will visit to its major cities such as, Paro Valley, Thimpu- CApital of Bhutan and Punakha which is a small mountain valley. Bhutan is a Buddhist Country with full of buddhism. 

Customize Your Own Tour !
This tour itinerary provided here is a standard itinerary prepared to this trip but if you want to customize your own itinerary for this tour at your timeline and interest, do write us, and we will be very pleased to customize this tour at your interest and requirement. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft)
Day 02: Half day Guided city Tours of Kathmandu  
Day 03: Kathmandu- Paro. Transfer to Thimphu( 2300m/7544ft)-65 kms- 1 Hour and 30 Min Drive
Day 04: Thimphu Valley Sightseeing 
Day 05: Thimphu – Punakha(1350m/4428ft) drive, Visit in Punakha and in evening, drive to Paro (2200m/7216ft)- 174kms. 4 to 5 Hour Drive 
Day 06: Paro Sightseeing and Hike to Taktsang (Tiger Nest) Monastery- 3120m/10234ft
Day 07: Paro – Kathmandu (By Druk Air)- 1 Hour Flight
Day 08: Departure from Kathmandu

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while traveling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.

Additional Information

Regarding this trip, we have attempted to provide enough information as we can via our website. Nevertheless, if you need any discussion regarding your time availability and others query please feels free to contact directly at +9779851040806. Alternatively, please contact us via our email-

Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft)
Welcome to the Land of Himalayas! On arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, Advanced Adventures officer will pick up you, then transfer to your hotel. Time for refreshment and relax.

In evening, we meet again for trip briefing/ discussion, group introduction and introduce your guide team to your trip. with us. In Evening, we host welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurant with music and ethnic dance. Overnight Kathmandu.

Day 02: Half day Guided city Tours of Kathmandu   
Today, we entirely explore at Kathmandu, the richest historical and cultural city of Nepal. It is very worthy seeing its amazing outlook. Thus we are taking you to the half day tour of Kathmandu Valley. The main touristic attraction of Kathmandu Valley, we visit are- Kathmandu durbar square (Historical Durbar Square), Monkey temple (Buddhist Stupa, a place where harmony of Nepal religion stays together), Bouddha (The Greatest Buddhist Stupa of the world, known as world peace stupa), Pashupatinath temple (Biggest Hindu Temple of Nepal, riverside, cremation place). Evening, we organize a short meeting again, it is a time to handover you Bhutan Visa, flight ticket and Bhutan tour briefing.  Over night at Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu- Paro. Transfer to Thimphu( 2300m/7544ft)-65 kms- 1 Hour and 30 Min Drive
Pick up from your hotel from Kathmandu and transfer to airport for flight to Paro, Bhutan. After clearing customs and visa control you will be picked up by our guide and transferred to Thimphu, the modern capital of Bhutan. The drive will take around 1.5hours. Thimphu has a population of about 100,000. The town is made up of just three lines of shops and is the only capital in the world without traffic lights. 
In the evening, we will visit the Handicrafts Emporium, where all types of Bhutanese handicrafts are made and sold, overnight at Hotel. 

Day 04: Thimphu Valley Sightseeing 
After breakfast drive at Sangaygang, a field of Bhutanese prayer flags perched high above the city. Colored flags send prayers to the heavens and white flags honor the dead. Visit the Motithang Mini Zoo where you can see the National animal Takin research Centre where these odd animals graze peacefully in a small protected park. Walk to the Zilukha Nunnery. Thimphu sightseeing continues with the Folk Heritage Museum (a beautifully restored Bhutanse farmhouse from the last century) and the National Painting School. Visit the Weekend market where vendors from throughout the region arrive on Friday afternoon and remain till Sunday. Here you will find indigenous goods, handicrafts, locally produced goods, etc. 

In the evening visit the National Memorial Chorten built in honor of our 3rd king Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (a wonderful opportunity to mix with the local population). All the buildings in Bhutan conform to national building principals and are beautifully carved and decorated. Dinner and overnight at hotel. 

Day 05: Thimphu – Punakha(1350m/4428ft) drive, Visit in Punakha and in evening, drive to Paro(2200m/7216ft)- 174kms. 4 to 5 Hour Drive 
After breakfast depart to Punakha. Leaving Thimphu the road climbs steeply through a forest of pine and cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochula pass (3,050 m). This pass often offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. After stopping for tea and the view, then enjoy an hour’s downhill walk through magnolia, hydrangea, vibernam and evergreen oaks and through blankets of the wild orchids before once again reaching the road, where we board our transport and drive into the Punakha Valley. 

Lunch, Then we drive the short distance to Punakha Dzong, the winter seat of the Je Khenpo and ancient capital of Bhutan, which is located between the rivers of the Mo (Female) Chu and Pho (Male) Chu. The dzong is open to visitors only in summer when the Je Khenpo and the Monk Body are in Thimphu. Je Khenpo is the highest religious office in Bhutan, and the formal head of the Drukpa sect. The (Central) Monk Body is Bhutan’s main monastic body of Lamas (monks). The dual system of governmental power in Bhutan is divided between the religious branch led by the Je Khenpo and the administrative branch headed by Druk Desi. PM take a hike to Khamsum Yueley Chorten (45 minutes one way) through the terraced rice fields and overlooking the village to Kabina. Evening, drive back to Paro. O/N at Paro 

Day 06: Paro Sightseeing and Hike to Taktsang (Tiger Nest) Monastery- 3120m/10234ft
After breakfast, we drive to the winding road to the Drukgyal Dzong, the ruined fort, which was once defended this valley from Tibetan invasions, and also visit a Bhutanese farm house of a local family at Drukgyal for a close up view of everyday Bhutanese life. We then drive beyond Satsam Chorten to hike up (or horse ride) to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s nest). The horse ride up to the cafeteria will take around 1.5hrs. At the view point, you will enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. We then walk back to the road point and visit Kyichu Lhahang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, overnight at hotel. 

Day 07: Paro – Kathmandu (By Druk Air)- 1 Hour Flight
After breakfast, we transfer you to airport for taking a flight to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu airport, our representative will great again and transfers you to hotel in Kathmandu. Remaining time relax. Evening we meet again, take a feedback of your trip and host a farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu. 

Day 08: Departure from Kathmandu
Today you will depart Kathmandu. Breakfast at Kathmandu hotel, then you are free for shopping at the Kathmandu. When the time to depart back comes, we will transfer you to the airport. Have a safe flight and visit Nepal time and again.

End of our services! 

Price: US $2160 per person

What is Included?

  • All ground transportation in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • 03 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan- Hotel Apsara Boutique 
  • Day Guided tour of Kathmandu valley with fluent english speaking tour guide, all the cost of sightseeing entrance fees and monuments
  • Kathmandu- Paro- Kathmandu flight, transfer 
  • Bhutan Visa Fee and Bhutan Travel Permit
  • Bhutan Tour in full board  of meals( Including B.L.D. tea coffee and snacks)
  • 04 Nights twin sharing Gov. Approved Accommodation (4 Star Hotels in Paro & Thimpu)
English Speaking Tour Guide in Bhutan Tour, his entire expenses, insurance
  • All the cost of sightseeing fees and monument entrance fees on the tour as per suggested 
  • Bhutan Tour drive by private vehicle- air conditioned 
  • Welcome dinner in one of the typical nepalese restaurant and farewell dinner at one of the finest restaurant in town
  • All required Gov and Local Taxes 

What is Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa
  • Cost of lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Expenses of personal nature, cost of coca cola, Alcoholic drinks, Laundry, phone calls etc 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips to Guide & Driver
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.

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Bal Bahadur Tamang

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Bal Bahadur Tamang was born in Solukhumbu. After completing his eighth grade, he left his village and went to Jiri to work as a porter. His first experience as a porter was to carry a big sack of rice from Jiri to Lukla. He has carried as heavy as 110 kg of load on his back as a porter.

After working as a porter for some years, he met a trek company owner in Lukla and started working for them as a porter. He was later afforded the opportunity to work as a guide. He took the opportunity with both hands. As a guide, his first assignment was to lead two Canadian trekkers and an Australian trekker to the Everest Base Camp.

At present, he lives with his family in Kathmandu. He has a 12 years old son and a 7 years old daughter. He is very fond of the mountains. So much so that as soon as a trek concludes, he cannot wait for the other to begin so that he can be around the mountains again.

 his first assignment was a group of two trekkers from Canada and Australia whom he took to EBC…that being his first trip, it required him to ask a lot of questions to other fellow guides…he learnt a lot.

his family is now in Kathmandu….he has two kinds..a 12 yo son and a 7 yo daughter…and his wife…..when he is not on trek , all he does is wait for the next group to arrive so that he can go to the mountains.

He believes that it is important to give tourists a unique taste of places they visit- be it local animals or flora and fauna, celebrations or culinary experiences. He tries his best to always give the tourists a close view of the life in the Himalayas beyond just the majestic mountains.

Hom Rana

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Born in Bungkot village of Gorkha, Hom Rana is cheerful mountain guide with more two decades of experience. Most of the guests who trek Nepal with him thinks that he is a "cool" guide. Mr. Magar's engagement in trekking started when he was 15 years old (in year 1995). He went to Annapurna Circuit Trek and his first salary was a modest NRs 75. Hom Magar is passionate about trekking in the Himalayas. He talks fondly of the mountains, the people and the cultural heritage of Nepal.

Hom can play traditional Nepalese musical instruments like Madal and Flute. He is also fond of singing. He has a tiger face tattooed on his left arm and fondly tells his guests about the story behind it. He generally spends his free time with his family- cooking Momo and playing with his child.

He says that Nepal is a "small world with a lot to behold".

Ishor Lamichhane

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Born in Burlang, Gorkha District, Ishwor first came to Kathmandu in 1999 to get enrolled in a college to complete his under-graduation.

It was during the final year of his under-graduation that he got into tourism to support his financial instability. A novice, he first went to the Annapurna Circuit as a porter carrying a 30 kg goods on his back. He did the same for half a dozen trips, An earnest man, he waspromoted to be the porter cum guide for Annapurna trek and later guided a trek to Everest Base Camp.

He lives with his family in Kathmandu. A family guy, he loves to cook at home and help with other household chores along with assisting his children with school assignments.

His friends call him a jolly fellow. He loves dancing to folk tunes...and occasionally sings during the recreational activities in trek. He says, "If we consider going to Everest Base Camp to trek, it is not just about Everest, the cultural and natural extravanza along the way is what make the trip special [...] The fun of the trek is not in the destination but in what you meet along that way…and in Nepal one meets a lot!"

He is a man of various stories and you can talk about a variety of topics with him.

Price US $2160

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Activities Tours, Sightseeing, Buddhist Monasteries, Bhutan Culture Visits
Meals MAP in Kathmandu & Full Board in Bhutan
Difficulty Easy Trip
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Max Elevation 3160m @ Tiger Nest Monastery
Transport Private Vehicle & Flight
Group Size Min 2 Peoples
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