Nepal and Bhutan Tour – 8 Days

from USD 1,800.00

Nepal and Bhutan Tour will take a trip through Asia’s Gems, Nepal and Bhutan. Both rich in culture and natural wonders.  We will enjoy a short stay in Kathmandu, before flying to the “kingdom of dragons”. In Bhutan we will visit many of the world renowned monasteries and see some of the most pristine country side Asia has to offer.

 

  • 5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Cultural Tour, Culture
  • Activity Level Challenging
    5/8
  • Group Size Small Group
    02-12
All about the Nepal and Bhutan Tour – 8 Days.

Nepal And Glimpse of Bhutan Tour- This Multi country tour takes you to Asia’s Gems, rich with Heritage and culture, our tour to “the Kingdom of Dragon(Bhutan)” provides you  acquainted with the truly rich culture and landscape within one of the least accessible countries of Asia. To start things off,  this short but fabulous tour will take you to Kathmandu’s world heritage sights where you will be amazed by local Crafts, stupas, art, and cluture. The next day, we will travel to Bhutan, via a flight from Kathmandu. At a glance, Bhutan is the ideal destination for those traveler  who are looking for a unique and rare experience in their travel. Dense forests, colorful wildlife, glorious mountains and a pure environment are some of the most attractive features that separate its country from other countries in the world. Although Buddhism is the major religion in Bhutan, the people of Bhutan embrace every religion as their own and are more than happy to treat their guests with their blend of Local hospitality. we will guide you to the Bhutanese townships of Thimpu, Punakha., visit Rinpung Dzong (fortress), Kichu Lhakhang ,Drugyal Dzong and explore its beautiful landmarks. On the following day, Visit the jaw dropping “Tiger Monastery” and explore their memorial. Visit another part of Chorten, a Nunnnery temple, folk heritage museum, and drive to Punakha to visit the Majestic punnakha  Dzong. The grand Dzongs, primeval temples, stupas and monasteries dotting the countryside. Visit Bhutan and be a part of the world which still resides in simplicity and sheer natural glory. Come and drench yourself in a magical and mystical land that will remain cherished in your memories for this lifetime.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Step By Step Treks & Adventures representative on arrival and departure as per provided flight details.
  •  Accommodation on Deluxe Category in Kathmandu 03 Night as per Itinerary with open choices Breakfast
  •  Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey temple sightseeing with Owned Guide and Private tourist Transport
  • Accommodation on Deluxe Category Hotel in Paro & Thimpu , Approved by Bhutanese Government
  •  Round ways  flight with Tax (Kathmandu- Bhutan-Kathmandu)
  • Full Board Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and tours in Bhutan
  • All entry/permit fees during the tour/trekking in Bhutan
  • Open choice Full board meals during the trek period (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Tea or coffee)
  • All Ground Private Transportation service by private Vehicle while Airport/Sightseeing
  •  Group medical supplier (First aid kit will be Available)
  •  Travel & Rescue Arrangement for in case
  •  All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Farewell Dinner
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu /  (costs roughly USD 15 to 20 per person per day) (Except Farewell dinner).
  •  Kathmandu Sightseeing entry fee (Cost USD 5 to 15) per person on each spot.
  •  All kinds of drinks in the mountain (cold /soft/juice drinks and alcoholic)
  • Personal equipment
  •  International airfare Departure / Arrival from Kathmandu.
  •  Travel and rescue insurance.
  •  Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  •  Tips for Tour Guide and driver (Tipping is expected).
  •  Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section
  1. Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu (1310m/4298ft). Our airport representative will be received you at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at hotel

  2. Day 02: Sightseeing in Durbar square

    An Morning at 9am Breakfast and sightseeing in Ancient historical Durbar squaer with Monkey Temple.evening trek/ tour preparation for Bhutan.overnight at Hotel

  3. Day 03: Early morning flight to Paro (Bhutan).

    An Morning transfer to Airport and flew to Paro(Bhutan).our Representative will transfer in Hotel. And after having lunch, visit paro. Overnight at Hotel

  4. Day 04: Drive from Paro to Thimpu

    Paro to Thimpu. Overnight at Hotel(upon arrived, you will explore Tiger monastery)

  5. Day 05: Sightseeing in Thimpu

    Thimpu(today full day excursion in Thimpu in following place, Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Monastery, Nunnery temple, School of Arts and Crafts, traditional paper factory, majestic Tashichhodzong, the largest Buddha Shakymuni etc) stay overnight.

  6. Day 06: Drive from Thimpu to Paro & day explore Paro

    Thimpu to Paro. Day explore Paro. Overnight at Hotel

  7. Day 07: Fly back to Kathmandu

    Paro to Kathmandu. self shopping and overnight at Hotel.

  8. Day 08: Trip Ends Final Departure.

    After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal

Trek Equipment

In order to fully enjoy your trekking and climbing tour in the Himalayas, or any other trek in the Nepal, having the right equipment is essential. The equipment is necessary depends on the type of trekking, teahouse or camping, and on the time of year, weather conditions, terrain, and maximum altitude.

A properly packed backpack is light and includes multipurpose clothing items. Moreover, please make sure that you bring sufficiently warm clothes, especially during winter (Dec – Feb). Not having the required equipment and clothing will not only significantly decrease the pleasure of trekking, but could in a worst case scenario be life threatening.

Below is a list of suggested clothing and equipment items to bring:

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
ClothingBelow is a list of suggested clothing and equipment items to bring:
  • Clothing
    • Warm jacket – down jacket, if possible.
    • Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
    • Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
    • Thermal underwear
    • Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
    • Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting
    • Shorts and trousers, or skirt
    • 2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
    • 2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
    • Proper hiking boots
    • Running shoes and flip-flops
    • 2-3 t-shirts

    Additional winter clothing comments

    • The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
    • Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
    • Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
    • Snow gaitersEquipment
      • Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
      • Backpack 70-75ltr for Carrying porter during the trek with cover
      • Day backpack for self carry 40-45ltr with cover
      • Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
      • Sleeping bag and silk liner(4 season)
      • 2 x water bottles or camel bag  but avoid cheap ones that can burst inside your backpack
MiscellaneousBelow is a list of suggested Miscellaneous items to bring:
  • Toiletries
  • A small light weight and quick drying towel
  • Bar of soap
  • Sunscreen (SPF +20)
  • Earplugs
  • Insect repellants
  • Personal First aid kid
  • Water purification tablets or a water filter
  • Toilet paper(Available number of tea houses along the trek)
  • Camera, battery etc
  • Binoculars
  • Books/magazines
  • Trekking poles(provide from Company)
  • GPS unit if have
  • Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
  • Sewing/repair kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

 

Extra Optional:

Adapters (Nepal two prong, 220 volt plug; or just an international, universal adaptor)
Personal snacks (candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu or at every guesthouse)

In the case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; you shall be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back in Kathmandu.

Definitely!  Our airport representatives will come at the airport to welcome and transfer you to your hotel. Do check the Step By Step Treks clip board on your arrival in Kathmandu airport outside the arrival terminal hall.  Make sure you have provided your flight details to us in advance.

Our Company, being a professionally managed trekking company base in Nepal, we have a policy of employing competent Local Trekking Group Leaders and Guides, who care the fragile environment, knows Nepal better and have empathy to porters and staff. They are fluent in English and have undergone extensive Trek leader and Guide courses, wilderness first aid, mountaineering, eco-trekking training etc to ensure that they are fully competent in all aspects of trekking, climbing, nature and conservation, first aid to high altitude medicine. All of them have years long trip leading experience and high dedication on rendering the qualitative services. Many of them have work experienced on international adventure travel companies.

No, you can’t get in Nepal. It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.

Travel insurance is mandatory and obtaining for the days you are trekking is your responsibility. We suggest World Nomads as it covers Helicopter and medical evacuation up to 6000m. Some standard policies only cover up to 4000 meters for evacuation so please confirm with your insurance company if you purchase it from another company.For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. You need to send us your copy of your insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.

To book your place on any our trips, please fill up the online booking form at our website www.stepbystepadvt.com and send it to us along with the trip deposit amount of US$ 30%.. Deposit can be paid by bank / wire transfer or any easy option that makes you comfortable. On receipt of your booking details, we will send you Trip Confirmation once we get your Advance Booking Paid.for more details of the please visit the link Booking condition 

It is notoriously difficult to predict the weather condition in Himalayas. Off course days are warm and nights are cold. There can be a snow or rain storms at any time. Between 1000 and 3500 meter the temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to 5 deg C low. At higher altitude, the temperature ranges from 20 deg C to -10 deg C. During winter it is around 10 deg colder. Good polarizing sunglasses (not trendy fashion one) for high altitude and large brimmed hat are really helpful. Expect the unexpected

Tipping is an accepted part of trekking although it is completely personal matter. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Budgeting up to 10 % of the trek cost as tipping could be a guideline.

Our treks are all-inclusive. We cover accommodation, food, park fees, permits, and many other costs, as a means of making your adventure as stress-free and convenient as possible.. Travelers generally bring a small amount of pocket money to cover bottled water, snacks, or tea beyond your included meals, souvenirs, tips, or donations to monasteries along the route (if you are inclined to give one). Trekkers find that around $20 a day is reasonable for these extras.

Typically our trekking holidays involve 4 -8 hours hiking per day, including a lunch stop. The trail varies from easy hiking on the lower elevation to the strenuous walking over 5000 meter in Himalayas. A common misconception is that if you are a slow walker you may hold people back – NOT SO. The group members often string out and there will be an hour or two between the first to arrive and the last. You walk at your own pace and stop when you fell like it. There will be always our trekking Sherpa, guides and porters at the front and the rear ensuring no one get lost.

Trekking Days are designed so that the walking is enjoyable and safe. The companionship of other trekkers and staff positive attitude creates great company and many memorable events. The day begins early at around 6.30 in morning with a cup of tea. Before breakfast, pack your gears into duffle bag by keeping some essential things in your daypack. After breakfast, we are usually on the trail by 8.00 a m and following a good morning’s walk, we stop for lunch. About 1 – 2 hours lunch break that allows for the group meal, enjoy the surroundings, and catch up on your diary or reading. We reach our camp or teahouse by 4 pm as the afternoon walk is generally shorter than the morning. Having afternoon tea, side trips, games or other activities (optional) are generally organized. You can opt to relax, read, write diary, explore the surrounding area and villages or sit and chat with staff and local people or fellow trekkers. Dinner is normally served around 7.00 p m.

We offer the OPEN AND CHOICE MENU in our teahouse trekking where you can select the food you like on your breakfast, lunch and dinner time. Your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the hygienic, plentiful and nutritious food. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. Properly boiled water is served for drinking on breakfast and dinner time.

Safety is our Top Most Agenda while organizing trips in Himalayas. All our trekking group leaders / guides have undertaken the Wilderness First Aid Medical Course and years of experience have taught them to deal with any adverse situations from diarrhea to Acute Mountain Sickness. We carry Portable Altitude Chamber (hyperbaric bag) along with a comprehensive medical kit. We plan adventure travel trips so that safety and comfort are not compromised.

Yes.  There are dozens of trekking shops in the Thamel area of Kathmandu.  Our trekking guide / staff will be happy to assist you on this matter if needed.

We book clean and comfortable teahouse which we know very well. Our standard trips are based on twin bedded sharing accommodation. We can book private room for you if you like, at an additional cost as per your requirements.

Fitness is perhaps the key factor in the trek. Most people of average fitness for their age could complete the adventure trekking in Himalayas. On all holidays, physical preparation is useful and a flexible, open-minded approach is essential. You can take your time, set your own pace and enjoy the most fascinating surroundings. Most first-time trekkers are concerned that they won’t keep up. They soon discover that a steady and moderate pace will have them in destination well before they would have expected. Trekking is not walking competition, but walking holidays in own pace. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it, and you will have enough energy for extra activities. The best preparation for trekking is cycling, swimming, jogging, squash, tennis and long walks involving up and down hill.

We are committed on the welfare of our staff from Trek Leaders / Guides to Sherpas, Cooks and Porters. We ensure good wages, salary, provident fund, proper insurance to the equipment and clothing needed for all staff including porters. They are our kind and kin as well as the backbone of adventure industry in Nepal.

Our Compnay  trip itineraries have been professionally designed to minimize the effects of High altitude sickness. Extensive medical kits are carried on all our trips. In addition, Portable Altitude Chamber (a life saving device) is being carried as a safety backup on high altitude treks and climbing expeditions. All our trekking group leaders / guides are well trained in Wilderness First Aid Course who are competent to diagnosis it and to act accordingly on the very spot.

Available almost each teahouse at a cost of usually about 2-3 US$ per hour for re- charging batteries. We use the voltages 220-240 volts to power their appliances and two points plugs are recommended to bring.

Its sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping the trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case please understand that we can not offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

If you want to take your phone with you, there is a good chance that it will work in most major cities.althought,nowadays,everywhere WIFI can access even most of trekking part.Annapurna region/Everest are common access point for WIFI network.but depending network sometime get worse as nothing better.also can get the local mobile sim card in Kathmandu.

We are aware on the protection of fragile environments while organizing trekking and climbing trips. We discourage in buying the plastic bottle mineral water as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these.  We do provide properly boiled drinking water on all Everest region trips where our staff properly boiled drinking water on Kerosene for you. We recommend that you collect the safe drinking water from local station or teahouse in Annapurna region.

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