The Highlights of Nepal and Bhutan
This tour takes in the twin delights of these Himalayan nations; in Nepal you’ll experience the very best that this diverse country has to offer and once in Bhutan you’ll see the classic highlights of Thimphu, Punakha and Paro. The countries are near neighbours but different in culture, religion and society and we’ll help you get under the skin a little with time to meet locals and explore the towns. We'll even try and squeeze in a great Bhutanese festival for you.
Start in Kathmandu for an insight into the city and maybe a scenic flight to Everest then move on to chilled-out lakeside Pokhara. Drive south to Chitwan National Park for an exotic safari before returning to the capital.
You’ll then fly into Bhutan to visit the quirky capital, Thimphu, before heading over the fabulous Dochu Laa pass, to the subtropical valley of Punakha with it's fantastic Dzong, arguably the most beautiful in Bhutan. Join pilgrims at the quirky and colourful Dochu La Festival before returning to calm Paro valley where you will have the opportunity to visit unusual monasteries or even try your hand at archery.
Your journey in Bhutan culminates with a hike up to the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery perched high above the valley.