I planned a trip to Nepal & Bhutan in Dec 2019, which I thought was one of the better combination of travel rather than just going straight to Bhutan. I will first spend 4 days in Nepal, then followed by the remaining 10 days in Bhutan. It was also quite the unexpected trip back to Bhutan since I had only just visited this country just 3 months ago during September 2019. However, this trip was a little more special…

Festival at Gasa, Bhutan
Festival at Gasa, Bhutan

My initial plan was just to land right away in Bhutan – but that didn’t seem too “exciting” trip for my usual end year travel routine! And trying to book a flight to Bhutan in December presented a little challenge as it was the vacation period. So I dug around and considered stopovers in Bangkok, Nepal, India, thinking that I should also explore the cities I have yet to explore…

In the end, I chose Nepal.

Swayambhunath Stupa
Swayambhunath Stupa – Kathmandu, Nepal

Budget for Nepal & Bhutan

Singapore > Kathmandu, Nepal (Transit via Kuala Lumpur): Malindo Airline:
Kathmandu, Nepal > Bhutan > Singapore: DrukAir
Accommodations (Nepal)
Nepal: 3 nights:
3900 NPR
Attractions & Activities (Nepal)
Entrance to Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Monkey Temple:
4600 NPR
Food & Groceries (Nepal)
Food: 5485 NPR
Groceries eg: water, mart shopping etc:
1530 NPR
Tips & Donation (Nepal)
Free walking tour with Himkala Adventure
Tips for Tour Guide (Aakash)
Bhutan Spending

I will just ignore the spending in Bhutan since the spending would really depend on how your trip is arranged (as detailed below). So based on the above, would sum up to SGD$1578.86, which majority of the cost were due to the flight.

As for Bhutan, one should expect the tour expenses in Bhutan to be based on 3 factors:

  • Daily minimum depending on the season
  • Number of travellers
  • How many days of travel

Since I was travelling in December, that puts me at USD$200 per day. As a solo traveller, there is a daily surcharge of USD$40. So in general, this summed up to USD$240 x 10 = USD$2400.

Meanwhile, I will get started with blogging on this trip soon. Please do stay tune to the following segment!

  • Part 1: (pending)
  • Part 2:
  • Part 3:

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