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Best of Nepal & Bhutan

Best for:

Hikers, culture vultures and outdoorsy types

12 nights
$7,900
Mar Apr May Sep Oct Nov

Curated by Nikki

“Set off in the early morning for Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan and get there before the crowds, enjoying the trail and the cliffside monastery all on your own.”

Best of Nepal & Bhutan

Day 1

Day 1
Arrival Kathmandu, Nepal

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport, you’ll be escorted by car to your accommodation in Kathmandu.

The remainder of your day will be spent at leisure.

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Day 2

Day 2
Nepal: Pokhara – Lumle – Kimchi – Ghandrung

Your day begins with a short flight to Pokhara, where you’ll be met by your Sherpa guide for the three-hour drive to Kimchi via a Tibetan refugee camp and the village of Lumle.

Upon arrival in Kimchi, you’ll begin the two-hour trek to Ghandrung.

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Day 3

Day 3
Nepal: Ghandrung – Landrung

The first part of today’s trek is a downhill descent to Modi Khola, where you’ll stop for lunch. The afternoon is a fairly challenging uphill climb to Landrung.

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Day 4

Day 4
Nepal: Landrung – Australian Camp – Kande – Pokhara

Upon leaving Landrung, you’ll head south before crossing a high ridge line through rhododendron forest to Dhampus. You’ll stop at Australian Camp in the forest for lunch, and then follow the route downhill to Kande.

From Kande, you’ll drive back to Pokhara, stopping en route to view a monastery.

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Day 5

Day 5
Nepal: Kuringhat – Panchkilo

Today will provide an adrenaline rush as you head off on a white-water rafting adventure from Kuringhat to Panchkilo, a journey of around 12 kilometres.

After lunch, there’s a two-hour drive to the Chitwan National Park.  

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Day 6

Day 6
Nepal: Chitwan National Park

Head to Chitwan National Park.

Enjoy a nature walk or bullock cart ride before a river safari, where your guide will point out birds and other wildlife.

In the afternoon, jump in a vintage jeep for an overland safari. Keep a lookout for the endangered one-horned rhino and the elusive Royal Bengal tiger.

In the evening, enjoy a local music and dance performance during dinner.

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Day 7

Day 7
Nepal: Kathmandu

Today you’ll fly back to Kathmandu, where you’ll have some leisure time to explore the city.

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Day 8

Day 8
Bhutan: Paro – Thimphu

It’s time to leave Nepal and head to Bhutan. Your flight to Paro will give you a magnificent view of Everest, Kanchenjunga and the peaks of the Eastern Himalayas.

You’ll be escorted by car to Thimphu, where you’ll have time to relax before a guided tour of the city’s main sights.

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Day 9

Day 9
Bhutan: Dochula Pass – Punakha

On today’s two-and-a-half hour’s drive to Punakha, you’ll stop at the Dochula Pass to take in mountain views and 108 memorial chorten. You’ll also visit Chimi Lhakhang, also know as ‘Temple of Divine Madmen’.

After a farmhouse lunch, continue to Punakha where you’ll explore the Punakha Dzong.

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Day 10

Day 10
Bhutan: Punakha

Today starts with an early morning hike to the Khamsum Yulley Namgay Chorten.

After lunch you have a choice of excursions, including a visit to the Nalanda University Monastery or the village and temple at Talo.

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Day 11

Day 11
Bhutan: Thimphu – Paro

Your return drive to Paro takes you back over the Dochula Pass and past Simtokha Dzong, Bhutan’s oldest dzong. You’ll have the chance to stop for lunch and a walk at Thimphu.

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Day 12

Day 12
Taktsang Monastery

Set off early for the four-hour round hike to the Taktsang Monastery, known as the Tiger’s Nest.

Visit the Rinpung Dzong on the way back, or head straight to Paro.

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Day 13

Day 13
Departure

Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.

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