Delve into a magical journey that provides the best of Nepal and Bhutan at a relaxed, comfortable pace with our 11-day Himalayan Kingdoms Adventure. Explore Kathmandu’s sacred sites while enjoying jaw-dropping views of Mt. Everest with your own personal charter plane flight. In Bhutan, guests experience an enigmatic country known as the ‘last Shangri La.’ Witness beautiful monasteries clinging to the mountainside and ancient fortresses framed by forests in every shade of green.

Experience both Nepalese and Bhutanese culture first-hand. Let us guide you on this once in a lifetime Himalayan adventure today.


TRIP TYPE: Adventure


TRIP LENGTH: 11 days/10 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: private group to 14 people maximum


Double Occupancy

From $ 6,500

per person

Single Supplement

Adds + $1,350

per person


  • Explore the majestic Khumbu Valley

  • Experience the vibrant culture of the local Nepalese and Bhutanese people

  • Travel to ‘the Last Shangri La’ that is Bhutan




Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu (4,600')

  • A WWTrek representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel
  • Relax and settle in or tour Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • That evening, we will hold a welcome reception and dinner
  • Overnight: Yak and Yeti Hotel or comparable
  • Meals included: D

Day 2: Kathmandu Cultural Tour

  • Morning orientation and briefing
  • We will spend the day exploring Kathmandu, a sacred city to the Buddhist & Hindu culture
  • Kathmandu Cultural Tour of parts of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kathmandu Valley, including:
    • Bagmati River
    • Swayambhunath (“Monkey Temple”)
  • Return to hotel for personal gear check
  • Overnight: Yak and Yeti Hotel or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 3: Scenic Everest Flight (19,600')

  • Enjoy a panoramic view of Mt. Everest from the comfort of a chartered plane, then return to Kathmandu for sight-seeing: Bhaktapur, Thanka Monastery and Painting School and more
  • Overnight: Yak and Yeti Hotel or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D
  • Domestic flight included

Day 4: Fly from Kathmandu, Nepal to Paro, Bhutan (7,200') then Transfer to Thimphu, Bhutan (7,500')

  • A WWTrek representative will meet you at the Paro airport and transport you to Thimpu, Bhutan’s modern capital
  • Spend the afternoon visiting local sites such as Buddha Park and Trachichoe Dzhong
  • Overnight: Druk Hotel or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 5: Guided Tour of Thimphu

  • After breakfast, enjoy a guided Thimpu tour including the late King’s Memorial Chorten, the National Library, Drubthob Nunnery, Folk Heritage Museum, the handmade paper factory, the school of Zo Rig Chusum – (the thirteen crafts), gold and silver smith’s workshops, Zangtopelri Lhakhang, the Handicraft Emporium, and the local handicraft centers to see weavers, varieties of textiles, thangko paintings, masks, jewelry, etc.
  • Overnight: Druk Hotel or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 6: Drive from Thimphu to Punakha (3,937')

  • Today we will take a three-hour scenic drive from Thimphu to Punakha, we will drive through Dochula Pass and then stop to visit Wangdue Phodrang Dzong
  • During the drive, you will be able to enjoy views of the Himalayan peaks Masagang, Tsendagang, Terigang, Jejegangphugang, Kangphugang, Zongphugang, and Gangkar Puensum (highest peak in Bhutan at 24,596′)
  • When we arrive in Punakha, you will have the option to visit Punakha Dzong
  • Overnight: Kunzang Zhing Resort or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 7: Punakha: Day trip to Phobjikha Valley

  • Visit and explore Phobjikha Valley, one of the few glacial valleys in Bhutan and home to the Black Neck Cranes
  • You will have the opportunity to visit nearby Gangteng Monastery, the only Nyingma monastery in Bhutan
  • Overnight: Kunzang Zhing Resort or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 8: Drive from Punakha to Paro

  • After breakfast, we will drive to Paro, stopping along the way to visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress in Bhutan
  • Legend has it that this fortress was built to subdue an evil spirit
  • Once we are back in Paro, we will visit the National Museum of the Kingdom, Rinpung Dzong, which houses the district Monastic Body and government administrative offices
  • Overnight: Naksel Boutique Hotel or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 9: Hike to Taktsang Monastery & Explore Paro

  • This morning, we will take a drive to the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong and then visit a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse
  • We will then take a five-hour round-trip hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest)
  • Overnight: Naksel Boutique Hotel or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 10: Paro – Kathmandu

  • Take an early flight to Kathmandu and then enjoy lunch on your own and free time to explore and shop
  • We will hold a farewell celebration dinner this evening
  • Overnight: Hyatt Regency Kathmandu or comparable
  • Meals included: B/D

Day 11: International Departures

  • International departures from Kathmandu Airport (KTM)
  • Meals included: B

What's Included:

  • Pre-trip planning, assistance and customization
  • 10 nights lodging
  • 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Clean water to drink throughout
  • All services, tours, hikes, entrance and excursion fees as described in the attached itinerary
  • Transportation by private car, van or coach throughout
  • Baggage handling throughout
  • WWTrek Lead Professional Western Guide, local Nepalese Guides, and Bhutanese Guides
  • Services of WWTrek Local Operations Manager | Nepal, Geljen Sherpa
  • Services of local English speaking guides throughout
  • All trekking permits and entrance fees throughout scheduled itinerary
  • Scenic Everest View Flight
  • Airfare from Nepal to Bhutan (round-trip)

Not Included:

  • International airfare
  • Passport and Nepal visa expenses and handling fees (cost is $40 on arrival)
  • Medical expenses and immunizations
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Bottled beverages
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • Items of a personal nature, laundry, wifi charges, incidentals, etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to circumstances outside of World Wide Trekking’s control
  • Gratuities for guides, porters, waiters at group meals, and drivers


One of World Wide Trekking’s founding principles is giving back to the places we travel. Through our sister non-profit, Human Outreach Project, we are making a difference in lives around the globe, and connecting trekkers with voluntourism opportunities in local communities. We have a number of diverse projects in Nepal that WWTrek guests can get involved with.

The Human Outreach Project started with the decision to support Ang Pasang’s children after his tragic death. Our projects in Nepal have grown to include trekking dental supplies in to the remote Namche Dental Clinic, supporting the Himalayan Rescue Association by rebuilding the Manang medical clinic, and improving the conditions at Juving Secondary School by adding a solar powered computer center and an industrial water filter. We have also supported many other projects, including emergency earthquake relief and cataract surgeries; find out more at


Best Time of Year to Visit:

Spring (March – May) and Fall (September – November) offer the best trekking weather in Nepal. During these seasons temperatures are moderate and skies are clear; whereas the monsoonal season (June – September) is extremely raining and the winter is frigid.

Arrivals & Departures:

This trip begins and ends in Kathmandu, Nepal. You will fly into and out of Tribhuvan International airport (KTM). The domestic flights between Kathmandu, Nepal and Paro, Bhutan are included.

*Many guests prefer to arrive before, or leave after, the scheduled itinerary. We can help you make arrangements. Additional charges for early arrival, transportation, lodging, meals, and activities will apply.

Recommended Flights:

International airfares are not included in program pricing. There are many flight options to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Our travel expert, Bruce at Harr Travel is more than happy to help you with all of your travel arrangements. You can reach him at or 415.827.6493.

We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket. Contact AIG Travel Guard to get more information.

Customs, Visas, & Immigration:

You will need a Nepal Entry Visa. Upon clearing customs in Nepal, you will be required to purchase a 30-day entry visa. The visa costs $40, so make sure to bring cash with you. It helps to have exact change. In addition, remember to bring two passport photos for the visa. Waiting and trying to have these taken in the Kathmandu airport will not only cause you undue delays, but it also tends to be exceedingly expensive.

*Please Note: Your passport must be valid for at least six months after you depart your home country. Make two copies of your passport, leave one at home and bring the other with you to Nepal along with two extra passport photos in case of an emergency. Ensure you provide a color copy of your passport to WWTrek 90-days prior to your departure date.

Travel Insurance:

We recommend you safeguard your trip by purchasing travel insurance. World Wide Trekking has partnered with AIG Travel Insurance as our preferred travel insurance provider. For a price quote or to purchase travel insurance, visit

AIG Travel Guard

Please Note: You must purchase this plan within 14 days of your deposit payment. Please send us a copy of your plan if you choose to purchase one.


During this adventure enjoy some of the nicest lodging available in Nepal and Bhutan. Hotels include old royal palaces from the Kingdom of Nepal, as well as more modern resorts.


We arrange all in-country transportation and ensure safe, comfortable, and private transportation for all of our travel needs. Airfare within the itinerary is included.


Proper nutrition plays a vital role in the success of all our adventures. Rest assured that you will be served hearty, delicious meals and that we will happily accommodate for all dietary restrictions.

*Please contact us if you have any special dietary needs or food restrictions. We can accommodate any special diets. We are happy to help!

Health & Safety:

Our stringent commitment to safety means you have access to our medically certified guides before and throughout your trip. Our staff also carries emergency medical equipment such as a medical kit and satellite communicator.

Prior to the trip, we recommend visiting your local International Travel Clinic one month before your trip. Needed vaccinations include a current tetanus shot, annual influenza shot, Varicella, Typhoid, Hep A, MMR, and Yellow Fever. Other medications that you may wish to have on had include Cipro, Imodium, throat lozenges, and Visine.

For more information, feel free to contact us directly to answer questions, at 801-943-0264. We can schedule a phone call with our medical advisor, Dr. Levy, to answer any specific questions regarding your personal needs. Visit our trek tips series on YouTube.

Our Team:

Once you sign on with WWTrekking, we are here for you every step of the way! You will be assigned an adventure specialist who will help you prepare for your trip. Whether your questions or needs are regarding flights, packing, early arrivals, departures, accommodations or anything else, your adventure specialist is only a phone call away!

Once your trip begins, World Wide Trekking boasts an extensive support crew. We provide medically certified, Professional Western guide(s) for all adventures of 8+ passengers as well as a plethora of local professionals to aid the group along the adventure. Additionally, you have access to a Local Operations Manager throughout your adventure.


In many parts of the world, gratuities are given in appreciation for a job well done. Our guides will take care of tipping service personnel along the way so that you don’t have to think about it.

For any additional services outside of our itinerary, plan to tip 10% (transport, restaurants, baggage, lodges, etc). We will provide you detailed tipping recommendations in your ‘Trip Detail’ document once you sign up.

At the trails end you will have the opportunity to contribute to a group tipping pool that will be presented to your WWTrekking guides and trekking staff as we say our goodbyes.

Currency Exchange:

You can easily exchange money in Kathmandu after you arrive. We will allot a specific time for all of our guests to exchange money during our Kathmandu Cultural Tour on day 2. Local currency is best on the trek. Spending varies depending on the person. We always recommend bringing $500 cash with you on your trip for incidentals, sodas, snacks, or souvenirs.

* Credit cards are accepted at our hotels in Kathmandu for extra amenities. ATM machines are also available in Kathmandu.

Fitness & Nutrition Training:

We provide a complimentary 6-week extensive fitness and nutrition program to help our guests prepare for their journey ahead. The program is tailored specifically for our trips and includes virtual 1 on 1 coaching sessions with our Fitness and Nutrition Specialist.

Learn more here!



A landlocked sovereign nation, Nepal encompasses an area of 56,827 square miles (147,181 sq km) and has a population of approximately 30 million. The rugged, mountainous terrain has proven to be key in both the preservation of the nation’s deep cultural heritage as well as a hindrance to its worldly development.

Bhutan is a landlocked country and the smallest state in Asia to be located entirely within the Himalaya mountain range. Located in the Eastern Himalayas, it is bordered by China in the north and India in the south. In South Asia, Bhutan ranks first in economic freedom, ease of doing business and peace; second in per capita income and is the least corrupt country, as of 2016. However, Bhutan continues to be a least developed country.


Nepal: 27.8 million  |  Bhutan: 753,947

Time Zone:

Nepal: UTC+5:45  |  Bhutan: UTC+6:00

Capital City:

Kathmandu, Nepal  |  Thimphu, Bhutan


Sherpas: The people of the Khumbu

The Sherpas are an eastern, indigenous people living in the eastern regions of Nepal. The word Sherpa is a combination of two Tibetan words, “Shyar,” meaning east, and “Pa,” or people. They are indeed easterners both in origin and present location of settlement, as they migrated from Eastern Tibet and now live in Eastern Nepal. While traditionally Sherpas were farmers and traders, today many work in mountaineering, trekking, or portering. The Sherpa people are known for their strength and relationship to the mountains. Therefore, the Khumbu region is well known as “Sherpa Land.”

Bhutanese people primarily consist of the Ngalops and Sharchops, called the Western Bhutanese and Eastern Bhutanese respectively. The Lhotshampa, meaning “southerner Bhutanese”, are a heterogeneous group of mostly Nepal ancestry. The Ngalops primarily consist of Bhutanese living in the western part of the country. Their culture is closely related to that of Tibet. Much the same could be said of the Sharchops the dominant group, who traditionally follow the Nyingmapa rather than the official Drukpa Kagyu form of Tibetan Buddhism. In modern times, with improved transportation infrastructure, there has been much intermarriage between these groups.


There are over one hundred different languages spoken in Nepal by the various ethnic groups. The main language spoken throughout the regions of Nepal, is Nepali. Our trek will take us through the Khumbu Valley where the villagers speak Sherpa, a Tibetan dialect, as well as Nepali.

The national language is Bhutanese (Dzongkha), one of 53 languages in the Tibetan language family. The script, here called Chhokey (“Dharma language”), is identical to classical Tibetan. In the schools English is the medium of instruction and Dzongkha is taught as the national language. Ethnologue lists 24 languages currently spoken in Bhutan, all of them in the Tibeto-Burman family, except Nepali, an Indo-Aryan language.

Culture & Religion:

The people of Nepal are as diverse as the land that sustains them. Inhabiting different altitudes, various ethnic, tribal, and social groups have maintained their unique heritage for centuries. Since the 1950’s, many Tibetan refugees now call Nepal home and contribute to the country’s vast array of culture.

Eighty percent of the population practice Hinduism, the world’s third largest religion as well as the oldest. Originating in India, Hinduism’s eclectic religious, philosophical, and cultural roots are characterized by their belief in reincarnation. The belied that one absolute being or soul is reborn multiple times in various manifestations until they achieve enlightenment. Ten Percent of the population practice Buddhism while the remaining 10% are either Muslim, Christian or Kirant (an indigenous religion). Both participants of Hinduism and Buddhism share many of the temples throughout Nepal, as their beliefs are similar. Often times, religious and cultural practices are difficult to distinguish as many individuals often employ dual faith practices.

Bhutan has a rich and unique cultural heritage that has largely remained intact because of its isolation from the rest of the world until the mid-20th century. One of the main attractions for tourists is the country’s culture and traditions. Bhutanese tradition is deeply steeped in its Buddhist heritage. Hinduism is the second most dominant religion in Bhutan, being most prevalent in the southern regions. The government is increasingly making efforts to preserve and sustain the current culture and traditions of the country. Because of its largely unspoiled natural environment and cultural heritage, Bhutan has been referred to as The Last Shangri-la.


The official currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee Introduced in 1932, the Rupee is abbreviated Rs. Check online for current conversion rates.