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Nepal & Bhutan Journey (10 destinations)

Nepal,  Bhutan

Tour length 18 daysFrom Kathmandu to Paro
In-depth Cultural
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About this tour

Journey into the heart of Nepal and experience the colourful sights of this enchanting region. Mingle with local villagers and craftspeople, visit temples and sacred Buddhist sites, travel the cobbled streets of tiny mountain towns and search for unique wildlife. From the whirlwind of Kathmandu to the lush jungle of Chitwan National Park, and with plenty of delightful hidden gems in between, you'll take an unforgettable tour of Nepal then turn your sights to Bhutan, known for its breathtaking natural scenery, quiet towns and few tourist numbers. This 18-day trip offers scenic delights, an insight into the local culture and plenty of adventure.While on a map we aren't travelling particularly far, the reality of road travel in Nepal and Bhutan is that things always take longer than you expect. Some roads will be bumpy, dusty, or even unexpectedly blocked requiring reroutes and plenty of patience. We fly the farthest distances to make the most of our time together.Bhutan is a high-altitude destination, so taking it easy for a day or two makes for a much more comfortable trip. Drinking tea and water and avoiding strenuous exercise will help you acclimatise after arriving.The trek to Tiger's Nest is quite vigorous but well worth the climb. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes. To make the most of this hike, it's best if you have at least a moderate level of fitness.Hotels in some destinations may vary in standard and facilities, and on occasion, hot water may be limited. There will be times when the location of our accommodation will mean it is practical to eat at the hotel restaurant rather than heading out for meals.You will see tour operators offering elephant riding activities and many tourists taking part in them during your time in Chitwan. Intrepid Travel has a strong elephant welfare policy and as such we discourage travellers from riding elephants in Nepal or anywhere around the world. Please refer to the ‘Responsible Travel’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.
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Tour ID 92897
Tour length 18 days
Group size 12
Age range 15 - 99

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Day 1: Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu
Day 3: Pokhara
Day 4: Pokhara
Day 5: Bandipur
Day 6: Bandipur
Day 7: Chitwan National Park
Day 8: Chitwan National Park
Day 9: Bhaktapur
Day 10: Kathmandu
Day 11: Kathmandu
Day 12: Paro - Thimphu
Day 13: Thimphu
Day 14: Punakha
Day 15: Punakha
Day 16: Paro
Day 17: Paro / Tiger's Nest Monastery
Day 18: Paro

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Carbon emission, kg/CO2
(Guests: 1, Nights: 1)
10
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