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Journey through the Himalayan kingdoms of Nepal and Bhutan

Explore the Himalayan kingdoms of Nepal and Bhutan on a 17-day Premium adventure. Be blown away by the majestic snow peaks of the Himalaya mountains, explore the wild lands of Chitwan National Park, learn about black-necked Cranes in Phobjikha, uncover the sacred religions and devoted beliefs of the pilgrims, and find the secret to happiness in Bhutan. Discover spectacular landscapes, rich cultures and magnificent wildlife with experienced local leaders by your side on a journey to remember.

Why you’ll love this trip


Our best accommodation and highest level of service.


Unusual, exceptional and authentic on-trip experiences.


Led by our most experienced and highest rated local leaders.

  • Experience two incredible Feature Stays – a stylish and elegant resort right on the border of Chitwan National Park, and a traditionally beautiful and eco-conscious resort tucked away in the gorgeous valley of Paro.
  • Get an intimate look at local culture with Exclusive Experiences, including a cooking class with the Seven Women social enterprise, lunch with a Tibetan community in Nepal, and a conversation with a senior monk at a monastery in Bhutan.
  • Witness world-class mountain scenery during a breathtaking Mount Everest flight and a picturesque hike through the inspiring landscapes of Pokhara.
  • Come face to face with rare and fascinating wildlife in the breathtaking Phobjika valley, including a visit to a protection and information centre for black-necked cranes, a Premium Exclusive Experience.
  • Climb to the teetering monastery of Taktsang (the Tiger’s Nest) 900 metres above Paro’s valley floor and take in once-in-a-lifetime views.


Map of Premium Nepal & Bhutan including Bhutan and Nepal

Day 1: Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu

Day 3: Nagarkot

Day 4: Pokhara

Day 5: Pokhara

Day 6: Chitwan National Park

Day 7: Chitwan National Park

Day 8: Kathmandu

Day 9: Paro – Thimphu

Day 10: Thimphu

Day 11: Punakha

Day 12: Punakha

Day 13: Phobjikha

Day 14: Phobjikha

Day 15: Paro

Day 16: Paro

Day 17: Paro



16 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners


Private vehicle, Plane, Jeep, Canoe


Hotel (12 nights), Chitwan Feature Stay (2 nights), Paro Feature Stay (2 nights)

Included activities

  • Kathmandu – Welcome dinner
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Kathmandu – Everest Scenic Flight
  • Kathmandu – Pashupatinath Temple
  • Kathmandu – Durbar Square
  • Kathmandu – Bodhnath Stupa
  • Bhaktapur – Leader-led walking tour
  • Bhaktapur – Changu Narayan Temple
  • Nagarkot – Sunset cocktail at Club Himalaya (one drink included)
  • Kathmandu – Cooking class at Seven Women
  • Pokhara – Phewa Tal Lake boat trip
  • Pokhara – Peace Pagoda
  • Pokhara – Kalikasthan half day hike
  • Pokhara – Tibetan community visit with momo lunch
  • Chitwan NP – Village tour
  • Chitwan – Sunset champagne by Rapti River
  • Chitwan – Private bush dinner (on hotel grounds)
  • Chitwan – Canoe Safari
  • Thimphu – Welcome dinner
  • Thimpu – Folk & Heritage Museum
  • Thimpu – National Library
  • Thimphu – National Textile Museum
  • Thimphu – National Memorial Chorten
  • Thimphu – Takin Conservation Park
  • Thimphu – Zilukha Nunnery
  • Thimphu – Voluntary Artists School
  • Thimphu – Buddha Dordenma
  • Punakha Valley – Chimi Lhakhang
  • Dochula Pass – Druk Wangyal Chortens
  • Thimphu – Simtokha Dzong
  • Punakha – Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Punakha – Punakha Dzong
  • Punakha – Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery
  • Phobjikha – Conversation with a senior monk
  • Phobjikha – Gangtoe Goemba
  • Phobjikha – Black Necked Crane Information Center
  • Phobjikha – Valley hiking
  • Paro – Tadzong Museum
  • Paro – Drukgyal Dzong
  • Paro – Home cooked dinner & family visit
  • Paro – Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery hike
  • Paro – Complimentary Departure Transfer

Premium Inclusions

  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support



Images courtesy of Intrepid Group