Tiger's Eye Monastery, Bhutan
Caption: Tiger's Eye Monastery, Bhutan
Caption: Antique wooden bridge. Punakha, Bhutan
Caption: View of Himalayas from Pokhara, Nepal
Caption: Punakha Dzong Monastery, Bhutan
Caption: Kathmandu, Nepal
Caption: Sunset time in Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Caption: Streets of Nepal
Caption: Kathmandu, Nepal
Caption: Pashupatinath Temple. Kathmandu, Nepal

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Activity level: Level 3 Involves a high level of physical activity over an extended period, in terrain that may often be uneven, slippery and steep. You would be expected to carry your own backpack and equipment. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.
Destination: Adventure in the Kingdoms of Nepal & Bhutan
Duration: 16 days / 15 nights
Flight information: Please arrange your flights to arrive into Kathmandu Airport [KTM] on Day 1 and depart from there on Day 16
Pickup location: Kathmandu Airport [KTM]


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An adventure based in the heartlands of the Himalayas, exploring the history and culture of these nations among excellent natural beauty, massive mountains and with breathtaking short treks.

We begin in Nepal, with the chaos of sounds, smells and action that is Kathmandu. Experience the spirituality of Nepal with visits to temples and stupas and gain an understanding of the Nepalese history and culture with museum and city tours. Nepal is a place abundant with wildlife, as you will experience for yourself at the Chitwan National Park World Heritage Site. Where better to experience the contrast of cultural Kathmandu with the peace and serenity of Nepal's countryside? We walk through the lush sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan to experience for ourselves the sights and sounds of life here.

A spiritual, modern country with one foot still rooted in its past, Bhutan has embraced modernisation without losing its soul. This is no ordinary place - Bhutan is the only country in the world that measures gross national happiness as an indicator of its prosperity. The government’s ‘high quality-low volume’ tourism policy ensures a visual and spiritual feast for all visitors. We hike to view one of the most revered pilgrimage sites of the Buddhist world, the Taktshang Lhakhang, popularly known as the “Tiger’s Nest” Monastery. Perched precariously on a sheer rock face , the only sounds heard here are the murmurs of wind, water and the chanting of monks. The local cuisine is another must-try experience, but beware - Bhutan is the only country in the world where chilli is not used as a seasoning but a vegetable! Sampling the national dish “ema-datshi” is a spicy experience!


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What's included

  • Meet & Greet at Kathmandu Airport [KTM] on arrival
  • Transport in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • Meals as detailed in the itinerary
  • One-way economy flights: Kathmandu [KTM] - Bharatpur [BHR]; Pokhara [PKR] - Kathmandu [KTM]
  • Return economy flights: Kathmandu [KTM], Nepal - Paro [PBH], Bhutan
  • English speaking tour guide
  • All activities, visits and excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Tour Director from The Big Journey Company as well as the local tour guide (subject to minimum group size being reached.)

What's not included

  • Flights to/from Kathmandu Airport [KTM] 
  • ATOL protection
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities 
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Any personal items and anything not mentioned under included in price above
  • Any meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Any optional activities offered
  • Any COVID tests or related entry & exit requirements

Important information

  • Please note, flights to/from Nepal are not included in this package. The Big Journey Company would be happy to provide a quotation for your flights - please contact us for further details
  • A passport with at least six months validity remaining at the time of entry and a visa are required for entry into Nepal and Bhutan. To obtain a visa upon arrival by air in Nepal you must fill in an application form on arrival and provide a passport photograph. The Nepal visa fee and immigration assistance is included in the cost of the tour.
  • Bhutan travel visas are only issued on arrival, but must be applied for in advance so we will receive visa approval before we travel. It is very important that we have your full, up to date passport details as soon as possible to ensure your visa is issued. The visa fee and Tourism Development Fee are included in the price of the tour. You will be issued with a visa clearance letter in Nepal for the flight to Bhutan. 
  • The altitude of Kathmandu is 1,370m and some guests may be adversely affected by the high altitude - please discuss this with your doctor before departure.
  • Please let The Big Journey Company know prior to travelling if you have any medical needs or take any medication that we need to be made aware of to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant tour. 
  • Please consult your doctor for advice on vaccinations and innoculations before travel.
  • Check in is after 2 - 3pm and check out is before 10am unless otherwise specified in the itinerary.
  • Cancellation 90 – 0 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 100%. It is your responsibility to ensure the correct travel insurance in place to protect you against the need to cancel your holiday. Deposits are non-refundable.
  • Further terms and conditions apply and will be provided upon request or at the time of booking. The Big Journey Company reserves the right to withdraw any offer prior to accepting a reservation request. This does not affect your statutory rights. This offer is subject to availability and space is limited.

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