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Essence of Bhutan & Nepal

12 day Essence of Bhutan & Nepal tour with return flights, superior accommodation, in-depth sightseeing, meals, trekking guide and porters and more!

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$3,999
12 days | per person twin share | |
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  • Customer service and quality of holiday offered were excellent
  • Rated 5 stars for you guys for the efficient customer service.
  • We had the best time. Everything went according to plan.nIt was easy to book and organise, I will definitely book again though Webjet Exclusives and recommend them to anyone considering…
  • Amazing trip for amazing price!
  • I was extremely impressed with the guide I had in Kathmandu and even more with the guide in Bhutan. Both were very knowledgeable. Hotel Holy Himalaya was a home away… Jenny L

Highlights

 

Bhutan seamlessly combines ancient and modern customs, where traditional Buddhism mirrors the breath-taking Himalayan landscape and distinctive architecture with its cultural preservation. It’s an eye-opening destination that will pull at your heart strings and relentlessly inspire you.

Nepal‘s beauty is obvious, but if you love adventure, deep jungles, medieval cities or insane palaces, then this place needs to be high on your must-see list.

Experience magic for yourself with a 12 day Essence of Bhutan and Nepal tour and let us take the stress out of planning for you. Wander sacred Kathmandu, see the famous Taktshang Monastery (Tigers Nest), be awed by the Himalayas and so much more.

Your package includes return international airfares, in-depth sightseeing, superior accommodation, breakfast daily, professional tour guides and more.

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff – Kathmandu, Nepal

Today, depart Australia for your Himalayan adventure! Welcome to Nepal. On arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 2: Kathmandu, Nepal (B)

Kathmandu city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal and is surrounded by four major hills: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. This morning head out on a day tour of Kathmandu city. Visit Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Pashupatinath and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Enjoy the Boudhanath. This ancient Stupa is one of the largest in the world and is on the ancient trade route from Tibet which enters the Kathmandu Valley by the village of Sankhu in the northeast corner. Finally, visit the Swayambhunath religious site and learn about the Buddhist religion at one of its most sacred sites.

Day 3: Kathmandu – Bhaktapur – Nagarkot, Nepal (B)

Today after breakfast, we leave Kathmandu and travel to the ancient city of Bhaktapur. The third of the medieval city-states in the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur was always described as the best preserved. Bhaktapur has not one but three major squares full of towering temples that comprise some of the finest religious architecture in the entire country. After, we continue on to Nagarkot, a town perched upon the mountainside. Nagarkot has a reputation as the top spot for enjoying Himalayan views from the comfort of your hotel balcony. Here, enjoy the stunning sights as the sunsets of the Himalayan mountain range.

Day 4: Nagarkot – Chisapani, Nepal (B)

This morning, rise early and enjoy the sunrise over the ‘roof of the world’. The suns orange hue casts incredible colours on the mountain ranges not to be missed. After breakfast, we then head out to get a taste of what it is like trekking these incredible valleys. The trek has been designed to meet most levels of fitness, however walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than at sea level. We’ll ensure the pace is easy going to allow all people to enjoy the spectacular views of snowcapped mountains and beautiful Nepali villages with green terraces on the way up to Chisapani (5-6 hours). 

Day 5: Chisapani – Sundarijal, Nepal (B)

Today, wake and enjoy a simple breakfast in your guest house, before heading back out for your second day of trekking. Today’s trek takes us down to the village of Sundarijal. On the way we pass through a few settlements and rich forest with a variety of birds and the chance of animal sightings. Continue on until you are eventually surrounded by the lush greenery and rivers of the Sundarijal National Park before arriving into the village of Sundarijal (4 hours). On arrival, there is the chance to sit back and relax as you are driven back to Kathmandu for your overnight stay.

Day 6: Kathmandu – Paro, Bhutan (B)

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight through the Himalayas to the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. On a clear day the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational, including Everest, but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro. In Paro you will be received by your Bhutanese guide and transferred to hotel for your overnight stay. 

Besides the stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of the country for most visitors is the strong sense of culture and tradition that binds the kingdom and clearly distinguishes it from its larger neighbours. Bhutan is a unique country both culturally and environmentally. Perched high in the Himalayas, it is the world’s last remaining Buddhist Kingdom. It has developed the philosophy of Gross National Happiness; where development is measured using a holistic approach of well-being, not just based on gross domestic product. 

Day 7: Paro, Bhutan (B,D)

Today, enjoy a full day exploring the sights of Paro. Visit Drugyel Dzong, the ruined victorious fortress of the Drukpas, which once defended Paro from Tibetan invasion. On a clear day you can see spectacular views of sacred Mt. Jumolhari from the vicinity of Dzong area. On the way back view Taktsang Monastery. Probably one of the most photographed monasteries in the world, it defies gravity by being perched on the cliff face. This famous and sacred monastery sits 900m above the valley floor, 3120 meters above the sea level on the side of the upper Paro valley. The name Taktsang means Tiger’s Nest. Later, enjoy an evening stroll around Paro town. 

Day 8: Paro – Thimphu, Bhutan (B,L,D)

After the breakfast we drive to Thimphu where we enjoy a city tour. Begin by heading to the gorgeous National Memorial Chorten, built in honor of Bhutan’s 3rd king. Then visit Takin Sanctuary to see Bhutan’s national animal Takin that you won’t find in other countries and meet the nuns at the serene Zilukha Nunnery. Lastly, admire Thimphu Dzong (Trashichho Dzong), the largest religious building in Thimphu as well as the central administrative centre. 

Day 9: Thimphu – Taktshang Monastery – Paro (B,L,D)

Today, we hike up to Taktshang Monastery for an up close visit. This is Bhutan’s most recognisable cultural icon perched up a seemingly sheer cliff. Although it was tragically and mysteriously consumed by fire in April 1998 it has now been restored to its former glory. It is believed that in the 8th century, the great tantric master Guru Rimopche/ Padmasambhava (2nd Buddha) flew on the back of a tigress to the site where the monastery now stands. The hike takes around three hours in total finishing back in Paro. Later stroll around the town and see how locals live before returning to the hotel.

Day 10: Paro –airplane-takeoff – Kathmandu (B)

This morning you will be transferred back to the airport to board a flight to Kathmandu giving you a second chance to enjoy the stunning views out the plane window of the world’s highest mountains, hopefully again getting a glimpse of Mt Everest! On arrival into Kathmandu, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is then at leisure.

Day 11: Kathmandu – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

This morning there is leisure time until you are transferred to the airport for your departure flight home.

Day 12: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

 

What You Get

 

Your package includes return international airfares, in-depth sightseeing, superior accommodation, breakfast daily, professional tour guides and more…

  • Return international airfares with a full service airline, including 23kgs checked luggage
  • All airport transfers
  • Return airfares Kathmandu – Paro
  • 10 nights’ accommodation in 3 star hotels and guesthouses while trekking
  • A welcome dinner in Kathmandu to get to know your group
  • Breakfast daily, plus all meals while in Bhutan
  • In-depth sightseeing in both Nepal and Bhutan
  • Professional English speaking guides in both Nepal and Bhutan
  • Trekking guide and porters for each trek
  • Transportation in Nepal and Bhutan by private vehicle
  • Bhutan Visa & Tourism development fund

Highlights:

  • Tour the rich and sacred history of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu
  • Get a taste of Nepal trekking between Nagarkot – Chisapani & Chisapani – Sundarijal
  • Be led by some of the best trekking guides in the industry
  • Fly across the ‘Roof of the World’ between Kathmandu and Paro and witness the massive peaks of the Himalayas
  • Immerse yourself in the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan and explore the city of Paro
  • Trek to a photographers dream, the famous Taktshang Monastery (Tigers Nest)
  • Visit Bhutan’s capital and the sacred sites of Thimphu
 

Fine Print

 

 To book your 12 day Essence of Bhutan & Nepal Tour :

  • Bookings essential. Bookings must be made through the online booking system.
  • If you want to book later, please use this link: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations or modifications permitted
  • Must book a minimum of 65 days prior to departure

Tour Excludes: Travel insurance, Tipping (not compulsory), Nepal Visa, Personal expenses, Anything not mentioned or “optional” in the itinerary. Kathmandu government monument entry fees (payable locally), approximately AUD $19 per person.

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfares from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth with China Southern (Malaysian Airlines, Singapore, Cathay Pacific or Etihad if unavailable)
  • Adelaide  – A $300 interstate surcharge applies per person. You will be flown to Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane first to join your international flight.
  • Perth – A $600 interstate surcharge applies per person. You will be flown to Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane first to join your international flight.
  • Please purchase the interstate fee by clicking here or after you click the Buy Now button in addition to your 12 Day voucher.
  • An alternative airline cannot be requested. If you wish to fly with an alternative airline, you will be required to take the package as LAND ONLY and arrange your own International Flights to meet the itinerary. By doing so, you must also arrange your own airport transfers. 
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. 
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 

Flights:

  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Single Supplement:

 12 Day Tour: $599 per person in addition to the twin share voucher.

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here

Triple Share: Not available

Group Sizes: 2 – 15 people

Accommodation:

Kathmandu: Holy Himalaya or similar
Nagarkot: Himalaya Villa or similar
Chisapani: Guesthouse
Paro: Mandalla Resort or similar
Thimphu: White Tara Resort or similar

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $1,300 per person due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once your travel dates are booked and confirmed, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and the deposit becomes strictly non-refundable
  • Book early to secure your desired date
  • If your travel date is within 180 days, you will be emailed an invoice shortly after purchase. You will then have 7 days from invoice date to arrange final payment to secure your dates. If payment is not received within 7 days, your booking will be cancelled and the deposit will remain non-refundable.
  • If your travel date is greater than 180 days from purchase, a final invoice will be emailed to you prior to 180 days. If payment is not received by 180 days prior to your travel date, your booking will be cancelled and the deposit will remain non-refundable.

Flight Variations: 

If you wish to modify the promotional airfare included in your Webjet Exclusives package, the following Flight Variations can be requested:

  • Extend your stay post tour
  • Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

Note: All flights will be booked with the best promotional airfare. You will not be able to request a preferred airline. If you wish to fly with an alternative airline, you will be required to take the package as LAND ONLY and arrange your own International Flights to meet the itinerary. By doing so, you must also arrange your own airport transfers.

A minimum $300 per person “breakaway” charge will apply per person (plus any fare and tax difference where applicable). Fees are non-negotiable and must be paid before your flight variation can be confirmed.

If choosing to extend your stay, your departure flight must still depart from the departure city as per the tour itinerary. Webjet Exclusives cannot accommodate any flights departing from an alternative city or airport.

If you are wishing to arrange internal flights within India this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.

Also, Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense.

Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the 2nd Instalment has been paid. Please contact flightdesk@webjetexclusives.com.au if you have not received your quote within two weeks of paying the 2nd Instalment.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the initial quote provided, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group, as per the tour itinerary and promotional airfare; 

2. Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available, or;

3. Cancel the vouchers purchased and receive a full refund. 

The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to confirm your flights as per the tour itinerary.

 

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable. 

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

For more information on how to book your Webjet Exclusives deal, please visit our Bookings FAQ Page

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

 

 

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

21 February 2017
09 March 2017
21 March 2017
09 April 2017
21 April 2017
09 May 2017
21 May 2017
09 June 2017
21 July 2017
09 August 2017
21 August 2017
09 September 2017
21 September 2017
09 October 2017
21 October 2017
09 November 2017
21 November 2017
21 January 2018
09 March 2018
21 March 2018
09 April 2018
21 April 2018
09 May 2018
21 May 2018
09 June 2018 

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares 
  • 10 nights’ accommodation 
  • Breakfast daily, plus all meals while in Bhutan
  • In-depth sightseeing in both Nepal and Bhutan
  • Professional English speaking guides 
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