Himalayan Kingdoms: Nepal & Bhutan

Selected departures up to November 2020

Experience more with so much included

  • Take an exhilarating flight to see majestic Mount Everest and the Himalayas from the air
  • Wander through the medieval temples of Patan Durbar Square
  • Walk around the vast Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, the most sacred in Nepal
  • Take a jeep safari with a naturalist guide through the lush forests of Chitwan National Park in search of rhinos
  • Enjoy a boat ride in Pokhara across Lake Phewa for spectacular views of the Annapurna Mountain Range
  • Visit the famous the ‘Dzongs’, the incredible monastery-fortresses of Bhutan
  • Enjoy a fascinating tour of the Bhutan’s tiny capital city
  • Take a walk through fertile rice terraces and experience a visit to a typical Bhutanese home
  • Attempt the exhilarating climb to the spectacular Tiger’s Nest Monastery
  • Bhutan visa fees
  • Return flights and hotel transfers
  • 12 nights in three-star superior to five-star accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and nine meals
  • Services of an experienced and insightful Riviera Travel tour manager throughout
At a Glance
12 nights in 3-star superior to 5-star hotels
12 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 2 dinners
Return flights & transfers
Daily visits & tours
Bhutan visa fees
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage


People say it’s a life-changing experience. And there’s no doubt that when you make the incredible journey to Nepal and Bhutan, you’ll return with a new outlook on life and endless extraordinary memories. Fascinating and intriguing, this is a world that’s far removed from our western way of living. 

Nepal is rich in some of the world’s most astonishing natural beauty. You’ll take a once-in-alifetime flight to the Himalayas, seeing the staggering white peaks of Mount Everest; visit the captivating medieval city of Kathmandu; seek out rhinos and bears on a jeep safari through the jungle, and share the peace and tranquillity of Buddhist monks at prayer. 

Can you picture yourself on the summit of Mount Everest? Probably not! Few people will ever get as close as you will when you take a flight on our private plane, soaring high above the clouds to the vast scale of the immense Himalayas. It’s incredible to think here you are at the highest point on the planet, something you probably have never contemplated you could ever experience. You can take photographs of this amazing panoramic view from the cockpit. 

Chitwan National Park is the finest in Nepal and brings you close to one of the world’s finest natural wonders. Hills, raging rivers, flood plains, tropical forests, grassland and lush vegetation, the park is home to migratory birds, rhinos, leopards, elephants, bears and of course the elusive and endangered Bengal tiger. 

On the next part of our journey, we fly over the Himalayas to the fascinating Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan. There is so much that makes Bhutan unique. With its traditional architecture, focus on peacefulness and lush forests which cover over 70% of the country. The colourful landscapes of Bhutan are truly something to behold. Nestled between India and China, Bhutan is a hidden gem among the Himalayan foothills. Largely isolated until the 1970s, being in Bhutan is to step back in time to a world largely untouched by crowds and combustion engines, to a pocket of peace and verdant tranquillity where national happiness is valued more than financial wealth. 

We first head to the charming capital city of Thimphu, with its lively markets and interesting Buddhist architecture. Seize the chance to take in the tranquil Buddhist lifestyle in Punakha where you will see the famous ‘Dzong,’ immaculate rows of rice terraces and blissful monks in scenic surroundings. 

The Bhutanese take great pride in their culture, a fact which is made immediately obvious by the local people, the majority of whom wear traditional dress. With much time and care spent in preserving and protecting temples and monasteries, Bhutan offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the spirit of Buddhism. 

On this awe-inspiring tour you'll be amazed and rewarded every day by the most dazzling and colourful array of unexpected sights, heady aromas, and a true culture shock of astonishing contrasts.  

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement. The price includes:

  • Return flights
  • Overseas transfers
  • Airport taxes
  • Checked luggage (as per airline's allowance)
  • 12 nights in three-star superior to five-star hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Five meals
  • Bhutan visa fees
  • Touring as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currencies: Indian rupee, Nepalese rupee
  • Deposit: £200 per person
  • Flight Time: Approx. 13 hours 10 minutes
  • Languages: Dzongkha, Nepal
  • Time Zone: GMT+5.5
  • Countries: Bhutan, Nepal

Visa Information

Along with a valid passport, UK citizens must have visa order to travel to both Nepal and Bhutan. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/nepal/entry-requirements and https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bhutan/entry-requirements

The Bhutan visa is included in the holiday cost. Nepal visa cost is £20 per person. Full details of how and when to apply will be sent with your booking confirmation.

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Please note that visa costs may be subject to change.

Flight over Everest

Should weather conditions make flying unsafe (this is rare), the sterling equivalent of the fare will be refunded on your return to the UK.

Connecting Flights

Flights with Turkish Airlines to Kathmandu connect via Istanbul on both the outbound and inbound flights.

Please contact us if you would like timings and/or further information on the connecting flights. All flight details will be listed in your booking confirmation. 


Whilst the travelling schedule shall pose no problems for people of any age in normal physical health, we would point out that in visiting a number of historical sites, paths may be uneven and uphill and we often enjoy walking tours of the main sights. Therefore, this holiday may not be suitable for clients of greatly impaired mobility. In the tropics temperatures and humidity levels will also be quite high for most of the year. Please consult your GP regarding the appropriate inoculations required for India at least a month before departure.


We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport Transfer time
Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu 30 mins Kathmandu Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International Airport 30 mins