Escape Nepal offers tour to Bhutan as well, so, we have combined tour with visit to Nepal and Bhutan at your single holiday, if you are planning to visit Nepal and Bhutan in your single holiday so, you do not have to deal with two companies like in Nepal and Bhutan, we at Escape Nepal has designed 09day itinerary for the visit of Nepal and Bhutan, Our Nepal and Bhutan holiday includes cultural varieties in two beautiful south Asian countries, you get glimpse of Nepal while and spend most of the time in the Land of the Thunder Dragon, The Bhutan. The tour starts in Kathmandu with your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, followed by sight tour in Kathmandu then travel to Bhutan and visit of many historical and cultural heritages in Bhutan and return flight to Kathmandu, and visit visit Patan and Bhaktapur cities that have charmed millions of tourists over the years with its historical architecture and rich cultural heritage. Then, drive to Nagarkot, a village renowned for its sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas and enjoy spectacular sunset views amidst the tall and mighty peaks and your tour is complete.
The spring (March and May) and autumn (September to November) are the best seasons for Nepal and Bhutan holiday, you are able enjoy this trip during winter months but it may get a bit cold.
We at Escape Nepal offer you departure for the Nepal and Bhutan tour for any date that is suitable for you and if the given itinerary is not suitable for you then we are happy to tailor itienrary as per your need and requirements.
Day 01.Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters): transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel: And you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to hotel, your evening is relevantly free and after you have refreshed, you can get familiar with the area by going for a stroll down the street. At eventide our Tour Manager will meet you at your hotel to brief you on program during your stay in Nepal. Have supper, & its then rest & your first overnight in the city of cows & temples, probably the most in the world. ( A)
Day 02.Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley: After a good night’s rest & a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we set out for a Sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley which begins in Kathmandu Durbar square, Swayambunath (Monkey temple) in the morning and sightseeing in Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhnath Stupa in the afternoon. Kathmandu is a wonderful mix of the ancient & the new & this includes western influences that sometimes makes visiting the capital an interesting place to spend time in as the old stubbornly jostles for its place with rising attractions from Europe & the west. Some of the sites you visit are UNESCO declared world heritage sites & you will truly enjoy visiting these ancient monuments & learning of its mystic history you’re your professional guide, overnight at Hotel ( A, B).
Note: you can take one hour scenic Everest Experience mountain flight in the morning before the tours starts, you are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement.
Day 03- Fly to Paro- Transfer to Thimphu: We will transfer you to the Kathmandu airport for the scenic flight to Bhutan, on a clear day, the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational, including Everest, but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro. In Paro you will be received by your Bhutanese guide and transferred to Thimphu, overnight at hotel. (A, L, D).
Day 04- Thimphu – Excursion to Cheri Gompa: After breakfast, we will drive towards northern end of the valley for about 20 minutes to get started for an exciting walk to CHERI GOMPA (monastery). This is a pleasant rural drive, gently up a valley through paddy fields and woodland via a Tibetan village. From Dodena, after crossing the cantilevered bridge, it is another 30-45 minutes steep climb up hill. Cheri Dorji Dhen was first built in 1620 by Shabdrung, the first ruler of Bhutan, who also established the first order of monks here. It is usually possible to enter Cheri courtyard and also shall be allowed to visit the shrines inside. Descend to the bottom of the hill, where your transport arrives to take you back to Thimphu. In the late afternoon/evening drive to the site of Colorful Weekend Market where people from all walks of life come to sell and buy their stuffs. It’s place to get an experience with Bhutanese lifestyle, tradition and culture, overnight at Hotel, (A, B, L, D).
Day 05: Drive to Paro and sightseeing: This morning a scenic drive of 1 hr will bring you to one of the well known tourist destination in Paro valley. Before going to Paro take a diversion to the Chele La pass at an altitude of approximately, 3900m/1300ft. On one side is the Paro and on the other side is Haa valley. Take a short leg straitening walk on the pass when the temperature is cool. Weather permitting you will see the Bhutanese Himalayas from the pass including the highest peak Gangar Puensum 7546 m and second highest peak Jumolhari Peak 7314 m. On your way back to Paro, we will stop at a place for the hike (optional) to a monastery called Dzondrakha which looks similar to famous Tiger’s Nest monastery but located at shorter hiking distance. Half the walk will be along the agricultural field and very easy, another half will be an uphill climb and when both versions of hikes are summed up it will take less than 1 hour to reach at the top where the monastery stands. On reaching the site of the monastery, one would enjoy the view of the fertile Paro valley below. Your guide will take you inside the main temple of the monastery. ( A, B, L, D).
Day 06: Taktshang Hike: In the morning drive to Ramthangkha, The Terminating Point of the Motorable Road then hike to the Tiger’s nest, you can also take a pony ride with additional cost US$12 per person, to halfway to the most highlighted Buddhist temple in entire Himalayas, Afternoon Visit Kyichu lhakhang,one of the oldest temple in Bhutan , Visit Ta Dzong National Museum and Paro Ringpung Dzong Built in 17th Century to defend the valley against the Tibetan invaders, old watch tower. You will get an ample chance to see the old and new textiles, armours, and flora and fauna collections, overnight at Hotel, (A, B, L, D).
Day 07 Flight from Bhutan- Nepal: After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to the airport in Paro for departure flight to Nepal, transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel, ( A, B).
Day 08.Full day sightseeing tour of Patan and Bhaktapur and Nagarkot: After enjoying a good breakfast in your hotel, we will embark for Sightseeing at the ancient Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square that are highly known for their immense & tragic historical features that include heritage monuments that still echo the vibrant histories of these once-upon-a-time ancient kingdoms that had separate kings who lived life to the hilt but suffered tragic defeats at the hands of the famous Gurkha king Prithvi Narayan Shah & bullet holes can still be seen on the wall of these ancient palaces till this day. It was king Prithvi that finally unified a feudal Nepal that was constantly at war with one another and created a dynasty that still survives in Nepal today, then we will drive to Nagarkot , sunset view and overnight at Hotel ( A, B).
Day 09.Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure: We are confident that you’ve enjoyed one of the best holidays ever & will go back home with lasting memories of this amazing country. Our escorts & vehicles will be on standby at your hotel to take you to the airport for your final departure home sweet home. It’s been wonderful knowing you. We hope to see you again!! Bon Voyage! ( B).
A- Accommodation, B- Brakfast, L- Lunch and D- dinner
The electricity is available in most of our holidays and in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Palpa, Lumbini, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and in some of the villages on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, climbing holiday and home stay trekking where you can re-charge your mobile phone and camera batteries, not all in all places of our trekking so, we advise you to have spare batteries when you do the trekking, hiking, home stay and climbing holidays and there is not electricity available on our camping adventure trekking holiday so, you need to have enough spare batteries when you do those trips.
We offer professional licensed tour guide on all our sightseeing holidays and there will be local nature guide in the Jungle tours, rafting guide for the river holidays and there will be trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trek) on our trekking holidays, hiking holiday and adventure holiday and a Sherpa when there are 10 or more members in the group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members and a porter will carry about 20kg means 10 KG from each trekker and we will provide licensed climbing guide for climbing holidays.
The Wonderful Environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of travelers threaten the very beauty of Nepal. At Escape Nepal, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats we face in this region, we do not encourage camp fires and encourage use of kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood. We also discourage trekkers from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now have solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.
Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strewn with litter for miles. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy and we advise the same to you to keep the garbage on proper site and take return those with you to homes which are Non- biodegradable.
We at Escape Nepal would like to requests the following things and to be a responsible tourist: