Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Kathie and Cheryl are off on another SE Asian adventure
  2. 2 Trip Report Myanmar- Popular Sights and even a few hospitals!
  3. 3 Trip Report Namaste--Nepal trip report November 2015
  4. 4 Trip Report Holiday in Cambodia - plus Myanmar for a wedding.
  5. 5 Trip Report Annual Fall Asia Trip
  6. 6 5 weeks in Japan
  7. 7 Advantage of using Smithsonian Tours
  8. 8 Tokyo Story's Setsuko Hara dies at 95
  9. 9 Trip Report TRIP REPORT: Just returned from first visit to Japan!
  10. 10 Trip Report India trip report-brief recommendations
  11. 11 Lodge in Borneo
  12. 12 Best Singapore Sunday Brunch Hotel?
  13. 13 China and Japan help
  14. 14 Crossing Myanmar with own car (Thailand -> India) in Aug or Sep 2014
  15. 15 Trip Report Trip report: Horse riding holiday in Sri Lanka – October 2015
  16. 16 First time – Solo - Japan 2016
  17. 17 Thank You Fabulous Fodorites, and some Upcoming Trip Questions
  18. 18 India - Bangalore, Mysore & Agra
  19. 19 Requesting Passport Number
  20. 20 Air India Versus Jet airways. Which is best for India
  21. 21 Kompong Kleang or Kompong Phluk?
  22. 22 Planning for a trip to Northwest Vietnam
  23. 23 Phu Quoc
  24. 24 looking for Vietnam based TA to help plan trip
  25. 25 Help! India Visa question....
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Planning for Bhutan and Nepal

Jump to last reply

Hi Fodorites ~ Husband and I are planning a trip to Bhutan and Nepal and have some questions that we hope you can help answer...
1. What is the best month to go so that it is clear and most likely we could see the mountains and avoid the rainy season?
2. What are the best tour companies? Some seem to offer both countries such as:
3. What are the top ten places to visit in each country?
4. How many days in each country...we are thinking about ten in each.
5. We don't want to take long treks in the mountains but are eager to walk in the cities and villages.
Any information will be greatly appreciated...

  • Report Abuse

    Have you purchased a guidebook yet? A number of your questions would be best answered by perusing a gudebook (like top 10 places to seee in each country).

    In Bhutan you are required to hire a Bhutanese company to guide you. Far Fung is an intermediary, they contract with locals for guiding. When hiring a company for Bhutan, the most important thing for you to do is to specify exactly what you want to do/see/expereince, otherwise you'll get a "standard" tour.

    In Nepal, there is no reason to use a tour company.

    Start your research here on Fodors by reading some trip reports. If you click on my name, you'll see my profile and a list of my trip reports. You can access my Nepal trip report by clicking on it.

    At the top of this page, there is a "view by country" drop down menu. Screen for Bhutan and for Nepal. Since the trip report function is relatively new, not all old trip reports are so flagged. But do look for reports by TracyB and ewrench for Nepal and for Robbietravels report on Bhutan.

    Once you have a better idea of what you want to do, ask specific questions. Specific question get more and better responses than very general questions.

    Bhutan and Nepal will be a wonderful trip.

  • Comments have been removed by Fodor's moderators

1 Reply |Back to top

Sign in to comment.