Two of China's and India's most appealing neighbors are Nepal and Bhutan. Both have lengthy histories, influences from the Tibetan and Buddhist religions, views of Mount Everest, awe-inspiring natural beauty, and much more.



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Nepal and Bhutan are two landlocked Himalayan countries located in the Indian subcontinent. There is no better journey than to combine the two significant Buddhist countries. Visit the land where Buddha was born and explore its cultural and natural beauty in Nepal. Then in the Land of the Thunder Dragon, experience Buddhist culture in its remote kingdom’s untouched landscape. 

The tour will begin in the stunning Kathmandu Valley, where you get to explore the ancient city’s outstanding temples, bustling marketplaces and exquisite cuisines. Then you will go to Chitwan, the natural gem of Nepal with its rare animals and stunning, vast jungles. Get a chance to spot tigers, rhinos and water buffaloes during your time here. After this, we go to Pokhara, the tourist capital of Nepal. Watch the stunning mountains at a close range, experience some thrilling adventure sports and walk leisurely around the Phewa Lake. 

Then, we will fly to Bhutan via Kathmandu to reach the truly Buddhist kingdom. Experience the unique culture of the Bhutanese, enjoy stunning landscapes and visit old monasteries over a hundred years old. 


-    Visit the UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley 
-    Spot tigers and rhinos in Chitwan National Park 
-    Watch stunning views of the Himalayas from Pokhara 
-    Watch sunrise over the mountains from Sarangkot hill 
-    Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square 
-    Sightseeing tours of Thimpu, capital of Bhutan 
-    Visit the Taktshang Monastery also known as Tiger’s Nest monastery which is located 900m above ground on the edge of a cliff 
-    Visit ChimiLhakhang temple, Gangtey valley and other natural wonders of Bhutan 


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and half day sightseeing tour 
Day 2: Full day sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley 
Day 3: Fly to Bharatpur, Chitwan and full jungle plan 
Day 4: Full day sightseeing in and around Chitwan National Park 
Day 5: Fly from Bharatpur to Pokhara and full day sightseeing at Pokhara 
Day 6: Drive to Sarangkot for sunrise view and Bindhyabasini temple visit 
Day 7: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Full day sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square 
Day 8: Depart from Kathmandu to Bhutan 
Day 9: Thimphu 
Day 10: Thimphu - Gangtey 
Day 11: Gangtey to Punakha 
Day 12: Punakha to Paro 
Day 13: Paro 
Day 14: Depart Paro by air.  

Included Flights

-    Kathmandu to Chitwan 
-    Chitwan to Pokhara 
-    Pokhara to Kathmandu 
-    Kathmandu to Paro 
-    Paro to Kathmandu 

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and half day sightseeing tour 

Airport pickup and drop

We will pick you up from the airport upon arrival and then transfer you to the hotel. 
Today, you will have a half day tour with sightseeing of places such as Pashupatinath and Guheswori temple. 
The Pashupatinath temple is a famous temple constructed in 1696 AD. This temple is visited by Hindus from all over the world and it is also a part of the destinations that are visited on a pilgrimage. The temple complex is surrounded by many shrines built in several different time periods. 
Here, you will get to see Hindu rituals taking place, holy ascetics meditating and offering blessings as well as watch the daily worshippers and devotees visiting the area. 

Guheswari temple is a temple which is located at the back area of Pashupatinath. This temple was built in the 17th century by King Prithvi Malla. Many Hindus visit this site as it is known as a Shakti Peeth, dedicated to Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva. 

Day 2: Full day sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley 

Full Day Sightseeing 

Your day starts with breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, you will take a full day sightseeing tour of Patan and Kathmandu Durbar Square as well as Swayambhunath temple.
Kathmandu Durbar Square 
Go back in time with a tour of Kathmandu’s temples, old markets and the Hanuman Dhoka Palace. Here, you will experience wonders, eccentricities and diverse Nepali ethnicities and temples. Visit the Hanuman Dhoka Palace-turned-museum and observe the residential quarters of the past rulers of Nepal such as the Malla Dynasty (1200 - 1769 A.D.) and the area where Nepal’s past kings were crowned. 

Patan Durbar Square

Visit the artistically beautiful Patan Durbar Square which serves as a living museum. Here, you will visit the Patan museum, walk through alleys showcasing handicrafts made by locals and visit old shops that are older than 100 years. 
After this, we head to Swayambhu stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in Nepal. The white-domed stupa with the all seeing eyes of the Buddha in four directions beckons you. Watch the panoramic view of Kathmandu valley from this hillock while watching the mischievous monkeys swing from the temple roofs. You can also watch religious harmony as both Hindus and Buddhists visit and worship at the stupa. 

Return to the hotel for Dinner and overnight stay at a 3-star hotel.

Day 3: Fly to Bharatpur, Chitwan and full jungle plan 

Kathmandu To Bharatpur

Today, after breakfast, we will take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Bharatpur to visit Chitwan National Park. After landing at Bharatpur airport, you will transfer to the hotel, check-in and have lunch at the hotel. After lunch, we visit the popular destinations of Chitwan. 

Visit Tharu Village And Visitor Centre

In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of an authentic Tharu village. Tharu is the indigenous ethnic tribe that dwells around Chitwan National Park. They have a unique culture and traditions which we will get to observe today. Learn about their way of life, food and culture. 

Sunset View From Bank Of Rapti River

After the visit, relax by the banks of Rapti river as you watch the sunset over the trees of Chitwan National Park. The glowing red sun sets a beautiful scene unlike anywhere in Nepal. 

Tharu Dance Presentation

After sunset, we head for dinner while enjoying a traditional Tharu cultural dance. The dance will feature Tharu songs, traditional fire dancing, stick dance and musical storytelling. You might also get invited to try a few steps of the dance by the performers. 

After dinner, you will return to the hotel for an overnight stay. 

Day 4: Full day sightseeing in and around Chitwan National Park

Today’s day will be filled with adventure as we will explore Chitwan National Park. Your guide will help you to get the necessary entrance permits so make sure to inquire accordingly. 
Get up early for breakfast then get ready for the day.

Jungle Walk and Bird Watching 

You will begin with a jungle walk through Chitwan National Park. Follow the forest ranger as they guide you through the jungle and spot wildlife in their natural habitat. You will be required to wear green or dark colors that camouflage better in the jungle and no bright colors. Walk silently through the jungle with your group and wait for the guide’s signal as they spot birds and animals. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes for the walk. 

Jeep Safari Optional

If you would like to opt for a jeep safari instead of a walk, you can let your guide know and they will arrange it for you. Instead of walking through the jungle, you will be riding a jeep and going to the deep parts of the jungle. 


You will return for lunch, then head over to the Rapti river for canoeing. It is one of the best ways to spot aquatic lifestyle and crocodiles that bask in the sandy banks of the river. You will also witness many aquatic birds. 
Return to hotel for overnight 
Transportation: Hotel to Chitwan National Park entrance and back. Jeep safari is optional for those who are interested. 

Day 5: Fly from Bharatpur to Pokhara and full day sightseeing at Pokhara 

Today we will leave Chitwan and fly from Bharatpur to Pokhara. After an early breakfast at the hotel, we will take a direct flight to Pokhara.

Gupteshwor Cave

Once we reach here, you will visit Gupteshwor cave, an underground cave rumored to be the longest cave in Nepal (2950 meters). This cave is located right next to Davis fall. Inside the cave, there is a temple of Shiva and Parvati. 

Davis Fall

Right across the street from Gupteshwor Cave is Davis Fall. Also known as Patale Chhango in Nepali, this is a mysterious waterfall where the Pardi Khola vanishes underground. Till date, nobody knows where the water comes out from. Here, you can witness the rage of mother nature. The stream is at full bore during monsoon rains and the sound of the falls is deafening. 

Taal Barahi Darshan 

Afterwards, you will visit the Taal Barahi temple located on a small islet on Phewa lake. You can spend some time boating around the lake and also walk around the lakeside where there are a myriad of souvenir shops and restaurants. 
Then you will return to the hotel for an overnight stay. 

Day 6: Drive to Sarangkot for sunrise view and Bindhyabasini temple visit 

Today we start the day by visiting Sarangkot hilltop. This place is a famous spot to watch the early morning sunrise. Witness the golden sun rise and illuminate the mountain peaks to the north. After that you will visit the Bindhyabasini temple in the morning. This temple sits atop a hill and calmly looks over the bustling city of Pokhara.

Free time at Pokhara

As this is the final day in Pokhara, you can spend some free time around the city and do activities on your own. Visit the lakeside, go cycling around the city, or experience some adventure activities. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay. 

Day 7: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Full day sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square 

Pokhara to Kathmandu 

Today, we return to Kathmandu from Pokhara. After landing in Kathmandu, you will go to the hotel to leave your bags then head to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the cultural capital of Nepal. Bhaktapur has a lot of ancient temples and shrines but it is also rich in culture and still follows the traditional way of life. 

Changu Narayan temple and Bhaktapur Area Walk 

Visit the oldest temple of Nepal which is believed to be over 3000 years old. The Changu Narayan temple is an important heritage site in terms of religious and architectural history. This temple is dedicated to the Narayan god and lies on a hilltop close to Bhaktapur. The temple is surrounded by a Champak tree forest and there is also a small village called Changu. After visiting the temple, you will walk through the streets of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Here, you can visit famous sites like the Nyatapola temple, 55 Window palace, Siddha Pokhari, Golden Gate temple etc. You can also visit Pottery Square and watch the local artisans at work. 

Evening Dinner with Live Cultural Show 

In the evening, you will enjoy an authentic Nepali dinner with a live cultural show. Enjoy Nepali folk music and dance performances along with a tasty dinner of daal bhat tarkari. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay. 

Day 8: Depart from Kathmandu to Bhutan 

Flight from Kathmandu to Bhutan 


After breakfast at the hotel, you'll be transferred to the airport for your international flight departure.

The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular ones in the entire Himalayas. Flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu, the journey offers fascinating views and an exciting descent into the Kingdom of Bhutan. Bhutan’s first gift, as you disembark from the aircraft, will be cool, clean fresh mountain air. After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative, and afterwards drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan with enroute stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers. You will notice three different styles of stupas; Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese adorn this confluence.Shortly before reaching Chuzom, on your left, you will see Tachogang Lhakhang, “the temple of the excellent horse”. It is a private temple, built in the 15th century, as the result of visitation from Balaha, the excellent horse, a manifestation of Chenrezig, the compassionate Buddha.

On arrival in Thimphu, you will check into the hotel. The capital town of Bhutan and the center of Government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with an unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. With a population of about 90,000 it is perhaps still the world’s only capital city without a traffic light.Enjoy an exploratory evening walk around Thimphu Main Street and market area. You can also visit the Local Crafts Bazaar, to browse through examples of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Here you can buy hand-woven textiles, Thangka paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewelry, and other interesting items made from local materials. Return to the hotel for Dinner and overnight stay in Thimphu.

Day 9: Thimphu 

After breakfast, you will head out for a sightseeing tour in Thimphu valley including a visit to the following: The National Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts, the Textile Museum, which provides insight into one of Bhutan’s most distinct art forms, and visit Simply Bhutan, a living museum and studio encapsulating the cultural heritage of the Bhutanese people.

After lunch take a short drive (15 km) to PangriZampa, one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan built in the 16th century, located just north of Thimphu. There is a monastic school here where Buddhist student monks learn Lamaism and astrology based on Buddhist philosophy. Afterwards you will visit Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang). Located at a short drive from Thimphu city center, visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley.

We will also visit King's Memorial Chorten which is continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. This landmark was the vision of Bhutan’s third king His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk (“the father of modern Bhutan”) who wished to erect a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace.

Later visit Tashichhodzong: This impressive fortress/monastery houses the Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and various government offices. It is also the summer residence of Chief Abbot and central monk body. Return to the hotel for Dinner and overnight stay in Thimphu.

Day 10: Thimphu - Gangtey 

After breakfast, we check-out from the hotel and then drive to Gangtey (Phobjikha) enroute visiting Dochula Pass (Altitude 3080m). In Bhutan, the passes are marked by a large Bhutanese Chorten and prayer flag. Dochula pass offers the most spectacular view over the high peaks of the eastern Himalayas on a clear day. And also via WangduePhodrang, where you can visit the local market and explore newly developed towns. The district of WangduePhodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings. Further ahead, you will pass through dense forests of oak and rhododendron trees before reaching Gangtey (Phobjikha).

The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. The surprise of finding such a wide, flat valley without any trees after the hard climb through the dense forests is augmented by an impression of vast space, an extremely rare experience in Bhutan where most of the valleys are tightly enclosed. After lunch, take a walk around Gangtey village and visit Gangtey Gompa. Perched on a small hill that rises from the valley floor, the Gangtey Monastery is the only Nyingmapa monastery on the western side of the Black Mountainous Gangtey valley, Bhutan and also the biggest Nyingmapa monastery in Bhutan. The Monastery is surrounded by a large village inhabited mainly by the families of the 140 Gomchens who take care of the Monastery. Later, we will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Gangtey. 

Day 11: Gangtey to Punakha 

After an early breakfast, enjoy the Gangtey Nature Trail (Distance: 5.5 km, Time: approx. 2 hours, Difficulty level: Easy). This pleasurable walk provides an opportunity to get a nice feel of Phobjikha valley. From the small hilltop overlooking Gangtey Gompa, you head downhill through flower meadows to Semchubara village and from here through beautiful forests and into an open valley. The trail ends at the local community school after passing a chorten and Khewal Lhakhang. Later, continue the drive to Punakha, upon arrival; check into the hotel. Later, you will visit Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. It was the capital of Bhutan until 1955, and still serves as the winter residence of the monk body. Return to the hotel for Dinner and overnight stay in Punakha. 

Day 12: Punakha - Paro (120 kms/ 4 and a half hours’ drive) 

After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and proceed for a short walking excursion to Chimi Lhakhang, from the hotel, it is about 15 mins drive to the motorable road, and then the walk starts through paddy fields and villages. This is a total of about 1 and a half hour’s walk (including both ways). The Chimi Lhakhang, situated on a hillock in the center of the valley, is also known as the temple of fertility. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and want one, pray at this temple, to be blessed with a child very soon. The trail leads across rice fields to the tiny settlement of Pana, meaning ‘field’. A walk through the village near the temple will give you rare glimpses into the daily life and lifestyle of the villagers.

Continue to drive to Paro along the scenic highway, en route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the country built in 1627 which now houses the School for Buddhist studies. 

On arrival in Paro, check into the hotel. After lunch, proceed to visit Ta Dzong, originally built as a watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique thangka paintings, textiles, weapons & armor, household objects, and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts.

Ta Dzong's visit is immediately followed by a short walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong (ParoDzong), meaning (“fortress of the heap of jewels”), which has a long and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as the four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, and scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount Sumeru and other cosmic Mandalas.

Return to the hotel for Dinner and overnight stay in Paro.

Day 13: Paro 

After breakfast, we head out for an excursion to Taktsang Monastery or Tiger’s Nest (approx. 5 hours walk). It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900 meters above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. This site has been recognised as one of the most sacred places in Bhutan and visited by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646, and now it is visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. On 19 April 1998, a fire severely damaged the main structure of the building but now this Bhutanese jewel has been restored to its original splendor.

In the afternoon, we will drive to Drukgyel Dzong, a ruined fortress where Bhutanese warriors fought Tibetan invaders centuries ago. The snowy dome of sacred Chomolhari, "mountain of goddess'' can be seen in all her glory from the approach road to the Dzong. In the evening, you will visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. Return to the hotel for Dinner and overnight stay in Paro.

Day 14: Depart Paro by air to Kathmandu
After an early breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to the airport to return to Kathmandu, Nepal and onward to your next destination or for a flight back home. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell on your journey back. 

Hotel Details
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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 - Depart from Kathmandu to Bhutan

Day 2 - Thimpu

Day 3 - Thimpu - Gangtey (150 KMS / 05 HRS Drive)

Day 4 - Gangtey - Punakha (75 KMS / 03 HRS Drive)

Day 5 - Punakha – Paro (120 kms / 4½ hrs drive approx)

Day 6 - Paro

Day 7 - Depart Paro by air
  • Assistance on arrival
  • All excursions as per the itinerary
  • Transfers and sightseeing by a good air-conditioned transport
  • Visa fee for Bhutan Nepal
  • All the surface transfers and the sightseeing tours as specified in the above itinerary
  • All the sightseeing tours by English speaking professional guide in Kathmandu, a local English-speaking guide in Pokhara, and Senior Naturalist in Chitwan
  • Mineral water during sightseeing tours in Bhutan
  • 06 nights’ accommodation at a 3-star hotel
  • 18 meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, & 6 dinners
  • Local English-Speaking Tour Guide
  • Private vehicle transfers
  • Entrance fees to all monuments
  • Mineral Water bottle during sightseeing
  • KTM-PARO-KTM flights fare
  • All personal expenses and Optional activities
  • Expenses are caused by factors beyond our control like flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions, political disturbances, etc.
  • Alcoholic / Non- Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel Insurance
  • Camera fee
  • Tips, laundry & phone call
  • Additional Sightseeing or extra usage of Vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Anything which is not included in the inclusion.
Trip Notes

Passports, visas, and entry requirements


A valid passport is required for you to travel internationally. Similarly, your passport must have a minimum of 6 months validity remaining to travel in most countries. We recommend you take copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well. And also please ensure that the name on your passport and airline ticket matches exactly.


Entry necessities can alternate at any time. Visas can take several weeks to process, so make sure you research the requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for obtaining any necessary documents as well as the application and processing time.


All foreign nationals (except Indian passport holders) require a visa to enter Nepal. In the arrivals hall, you’ll find electronic kiosks that read your passport, take your photo, and print out a completed form. Take your completed form to the payment counter where you'll pay for your visa, and then head to the immigration line for "Visa on Arrival". You may also need to provide two passport photos and the following fees in US dollars (subject to change, cash only). Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. The following costs were correct at the time of writing:

- Multi-entry visa valid for 15 days - US$30

- Multi-entry visa valid for 30 days - US$50

- Multi-entry visa valid for 90 days - US$125

Your visa application form may require you to state the dates on which you enter and exit that country.


Medical and health information


Consider your physical and mental health before you travel, especially if you have an existing medical condition. Consider whether you may be in a vulnerable category for COVID-19. See your doctor or travel clinic to have a basic health check-up, ask if your travel plans may affect your health, and plan any vaccinations you need. Do this at least 8 weeks before you leave.

Vaccination Policy

All travelers on Nepal trips (outside Australia, New Zealand, and the Cook Islands) are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. From 1 December 2021, all travelers on trips, including in Australia, New Zealand, and the Cook Islands, are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.


Air quality in Nepal can be poor, especially in winter. Some towns, including Kathmandu, experience very high levels of seasonal smog and heavy particulate pollution. Seek medical advice if you're concerned about the effects of air pollution.


Malaria and Dengue fever are a risk in various parts of Nepal. Mostly, during the monsoon season. Protect yourself against insect bites by wearing clothing that covers as much skin as possible, including repellent while sleeping under a net.


Healthcare services are unevenly distributed across the country and access to care in some areas may be limited. Healthcare in Kathmandu generally meets international standards but healthcare throughout the rest of the country may be inadequate. Ensure that you have accessible funds to cover upfront fees and adequate travel health insurance, including evacuation. Hospitals in Nepal typically require upfront payment in cash or credit card, regardless if you have travel health insurance.


Food and dietary requirements


In Kathmandu and Pokhara there are plenty of restaurants and cafes for all tastes and budgets. Nepal caters very well to vegetarians and vegans with almost all restaurants having a veg section on the menu.





Domestic flights in Nepal have strict weight limits - 10kg of check-in luggage and 5kg of carry-on hand luggage per person is included with your flight ticket. Excess baggage (up to 5kg per person only) will be charged at your own expense.


Roadwork and infrastructure projects can cause significant delays on major roads within cities and highways between destinations. Road travel can also be disrupted due to demonstrations and strikes without warning. Major roadworks are currently ongoing in and around Kathmandu and the roads to Chitwan National Park. Delays, heavy traffic, poor road conditions, and dust are a reality of road travel in Nepal.


The monsoon season is from June to September and weather conditions can disrupt travel during this time due to flooding and landslides. Disruption of air travel and airport closures are also possible. Be prepared that the itinerary may need to change at short notice.


There have been a number of air accidents in Nepal. We only use airlines that have passed strict safety audits for including internal flights in Nepal, including Buddha Air, Yeti Air & Tara Air.

Money matters

The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali rupee (NPR). Its symbol is often displayed as Rs. ATMs can only be found in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Bhaktapur. Make sure you carry sufficient cash to cover your needs when traveling outside of these cities. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu, Namche, Pokhara, Chitwan (only outside the park), and Bhaktapur. Credit cards are not widely accepted.


You are responsible only for the personal clothing and gear listed below. We'll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail. Below is a list of equipment and documentation that we suggest you take with you. Please use this checklist as a guide when packing for your holiday.

- Travel documents: passport, visa (if required), travel insurance, air tickets or e-ticket receipts, trip notes

- Photocopy of main passport pages, visa (if required), travel insurance, and air tickets

- Spare passport photos

- Money: cash/credit card/EFTPOS card

- Money belt

- Small padlocks

- Personal first-aid kit

- Watch/alarm clock and torch/flashlight (and spare batteries)

- Electrical adapter plug

- Toiletries/roll of toilet paper/travel wipes

- Insect repellent

- Sunscreen, lip balm, sunhat, and sunglasses

- Earplugs and eye mask (for light sleepers)

- Extra pair of prescription glasses (if required)

- 2 strong plastic garbage bags (for laundry and in case of rain)

- Refillable water bottle

- Phrasebook

- Warm clothes - when traveling in cooler climates

- Wind and waterproof jacket

- Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes with good walking socks

- Camera/phone (with charger)

- Binoculars

Informal clothing is all that is required. Remember to dress in a modest fashion. Light clothing is usually all that will be required for most of the year. During the winter months, December to February, it will be chilly and possibly foggy in the early mornings, with temperatures dropping down to a minimum of around 0ºC on some days. A warm, windproof jacket will be required.

Climate and seasonal information

Nepal's climate varies greatly depending on the season:

JUN - SEP: the monsoon rains (mostly at night) bring landslides in regional areas. Cloud cover often obscures mountain views with rain, mud, and leeches deterring most trekkers at this time of year. Treks running in September can be hot and very humid at lower altitudes.

MAR-APR: Spring brings warm weather and spectacular rhododendron blooms. A popular time to visit and one of the peak times to trek.

OCT - NOV: Clear skies and warm days make autumn the peak season.

DEC - FEB: Winter brings cold temperatures and snow to the mountains. Good trekking, but remember to rug up.

Phone and internet access

Hotels in Kathmandu generally have excellent WiFi connections. Most hotels offer free WiFi in public areas, with some also offering in-room WIFI, sometimes for an additional fee.

Group Leader

The goal of the group leader is to make your travels easier and to help you have the best trip possible. Have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious, and social aspects.


We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all destinations and activities on your trip. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while traveling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, flight tickets, cash, and other valuable items. Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however, during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests or relax and take it easy.

Strikes :

Strikes happen on a very frequent basis in Nepal. Most, but not all, of the recent strikes are political in nature and are generally called for the night before with little or no warning. If you arrive as a tourist during a busy political time of year there's a strong chance you might not be able to travel the country as much as you would normally.



 Travel protection is highly recommended to protect your travel investment from unforeseen circumstances that may occur during or before your trip. Make sure your insurance covers you for your intended activities, including travel and trekking above 3000m if this is included on your itinerary, mountain rescue services, and helicopter evacuation costs.


The weather is not the only factor when thinking about when to go to Nepal. This Himalayan nation has a rich history, which can be discovered through its festivals. Nepal’s festival calendar fills every month of the year with colorful celebrations that offer interesting insights into the local culture. Stumbling onto a local festival may prove to be the highlight of your travels in Nepal – and given the sheer number of them, you’d be unlucky not to. Festivals may be Hindu, Buddhist, animist, or a mix of all three. Traveling in Nepal during Holi Festival (28-29 March 2021, 27-28 March 2022), can at times be dangerous due to revelers consuming intoxicating substances. The day is often associated with physical violence and danger. Traveling during the Hindu festival Diwali (4 November 2021, 24 November 2022) can also be dangerous. During this time there are many displays of fireworks in the streets. It can be very noisy for several days and there is also a lot of pollution caused by the fireworks.

Culture shock

Not all cultures share the same beliefs and values. These differences can cause severe culture shock. Some culture shocks that travelers might find while traveling in Nepal are:

 Don’t assume people speak your language. In cultures where you don’t speak the language, simple tasks suddenly become more complicated- like riding a bus or ordering food at a restaurant.

Some Asian cultures such as Indian, Korean, and Chinese openly spit on the sidewalk same with Nepal.

In some Asian countries such as Thailand, India, Nepal, and some Muslim countries such as Morocco, using water and your hands, not toilet paper, is considered much cleaner than using toilet paper.

There is poverty all over the world but it never seems real until you experience it firsthand. There is a number of homeless beggars and slums in Nepal. There are piles of garbage next to rivers, people sleeping in gutters, and meat being butchered on a tarp next to the street.

 After your arrival, you will run into people who will offer you a taxi ride or a cheap hotel. When you hop into a car and leave through the gate of the airport you will see the snake driving vehicles. There are dividers but the car might go to the wrong side to overtake, which is very normal here, and therefore no reason to worry.

When in Nepal, don’t expect things to go on time. You will face delays almost in all activities. There is even a phrase “Nepali Time” which is used sarcastically to point out delays in activities.

You might see guys holding hands when they are walking down the street. Guys holding hands in Nepal is a sign of good friendship and brotherhood.

At monuments, museums, Durbar Squares, etc if someone starts following you and explaining things, they are hiring themselves as your guide and expecting to be paid at the end. Tell them clearly their services are not required pronto, or things are going to get awkward.


(Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

Vaccination Requirements: Nepal is open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. However, vaccinated individuals can bypass the testing rules that require travelers to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before travel. All travelers regardless of vaccination status must have travel insurance that covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of the trip; proof of accommodation in Nepal; a completed International Travel Arrival Form; and either a Nepalese visa or a recommendation from the tourism board.

1. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. This does not apply to Nationals of Nepal, Passengers of Nepali origin (Non-Resident Nepali (NRN)), and their family members, or Passengers with a visa issued by a diplomatic representation of Nepal.

2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are Gene X pert, NAAT, and RT-PCR. This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

3. Passengers must obtain an International Traveller Online Arrival Form at

4. Passengers must have a hotel reservation confirmation. This does not apply to nationals of Nepal, Spouses of Nepali nationals, Passengers of Nepali origin, and their family members.

5. Passengers could be subject to hotel quarantine for 10 days at their own expense. This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.

6. Visa-on-arrival facilities restarted for eligible passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. This does not apply to passengers traveling with an emergency passport, a temporary passport, or a temporary travel document.

Documents require for Bhutan visa:

-      Valid passport copy

-      Recent passport-sized photos one each guest

-      Copy of Insurance certificate including coverage for COVID 19



Payment Policy

The company accepts all major credit cards (MasterCard and Visa Cards). 

The client also has the option to wire transfer the payment of booking the package to the following bank account in Nepal: 

Name of Account Holder: Buddha Holidays Tours and Travel Pvt. Ltd., Jawalakhel, Lalitpur
Account Number (USD):        006 08082190011
Account Number (NPR/INR):  006 08082190019
Name of the Bank: Himalayan Bank Ltd, Patan Branch, Lalitpur
Swift Code: HIMANPKA

Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation policies are applicable under the following scenarios: 

1. If cancelled by the Company:


The company reserves the right to cancel a tour in any circumstances. The company will not cancel a tour less than 30 days before the start date of the tour except for force majeure or failure on the client’s part to make all due payments or if the client fails to comply with any requirements of the booking conditions. 


If the Company has to cancel, you will be informed as soon as possible. 


If there is time to do so before departure and the cancellation does not result from your failure, then the Company will offer you a choice to purchase an alternative tour as a result of consolidation or another available tour offered by the company. In either case, paying or receiving a refund in respect of difference in price or receiving a full refund of all monies paid to the Company. 

It is advisable to only book fully flexible transport and other arrangements which can be cancelled or changed without charges, as the Company is not liable to pay the Client any cancellation, amendment or other changes the Client may need to make as a result of the cancellation of the tour. 

As a minimum, the Company, where compensation is due will pay a compensation of USD 100 per confirmed passenger. The Company is not liable for compensation if the booking is cancelled as a result of force majeure. 


2. If Cancelled by the Clients 


Clients have the option to cancel their booking as per the following policies of the Company: 

  • 10% of the advanced payment will be retained by the Company if cancellation is done 30 days prior to the start date of the tour. 
  • 50% of the advanced payment will be retained by the Company if cancellation is done 2 to 3 days prior to the start date of the tour. 
  • 100% of the advanced payment is retained by the Company is the cancellation is done less than 2 days before the start of the tour date. 


In case of non-payment of the remaining balance before the due date, the Company reserves the right to treat your booking as cancelled and 100% of the advanced payment will be retained as a cancellation charge by the Company. 

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