Ultimate Bhutan and Nepal Tourist Maps
A trip to Bhutan and Nepal is a fantastic journey to explore the ancient cultural gems of the Himalayan region and experience the exotic customs and cuisines. However, many first-timers who are planning a visit to Nepal and Bhutan may still have some concerns about those two countries’ location and neighbors, tourist attractions and way to get there. Tibet Vista has worked out a collection of Bhutan and Nepal maps for your information.
Nepal Bhutan Map with Surrounding Countries
Nepal, the full name of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked Himalayan country in the South Asian , bordering Tibet, China on the north and India on the south, west and east. With the altitude ranging from 500m to 8844.43m, Nepal is home to eight of the top ten highest peaks in the world, including Mt.Everest(8844.43m), Mt.Lhotse(8,516m), Mt.Makalu(8,485m), Mt.Cho Oyu(8,188m), etc. Thus, it’s a great destination for mountaineers and adventurers.
The Kingdom of Bhutan, referred to as Bhutan, is a landlocked country located on the southern slope of the eastern section of the Himalayas. Lying in the South Asian, it’s separated from Nepal and surrounded by Tibet, China on the north and west, and India on the south and east.
Notice: Since Bhutan and China have no diplomatic relations, tourists can neither travel overland between Thimphu and Tibet via Bhutan-China border nor fly from China to Paro.
Bhutan Administrative Map
With the population of 672,425, Bhutan is divided into twenty Dzongkhas(districts), namely, Bumthang, Chukha, Dagana, Gasa, Haa, Lhuntse, Mongar, Paro, Pemagatshel, Punakha, Samdrup Jongkhar, Samtse, Sarpang, Thimphu(Bhutan's capital and largest city), Trashigang, Trashiyangtse, Trongsa, Tsirang, Wangdue Phodrang, Zhemgang.
Nepal Full Map with 75 Districts
As the world's 94th largest country, Nepal has a total area of 147,181square kilometers. It runs in the northwest-southeast direction, extending 850 kilometers from north to south and 2,00 kilometers from west to east. Nepal's capital city is Kathmandu and other big cities include Pokhara, Biratnagar, Lalitpur, Bharatpur, Birganj, Butwal, Dharan, Bhim Datta and Dhangadhi, etc. In 2015, Nepal is divided into 7 provinces and 75 districts. Those administrative divisions are simply called as Province No.1, Province No.2, Province No.3, Province No.4, Province No.5, Province No.6 and Province No.7.
Here we also provide an authoritative list of all districts in Nepal:
1. Taplejung, 2. Panchthar, 3. Ilam, 4. Jhapa, 5. Morang, 6. Sunsari, 7. Dhankuta, 8. Tehrathum 9. Sankhuwasabha, 10. Bhojpur, 11. Solukhumbu, 12. Okhaldhunga, 13. Khotang, 14. Udayapur, 15. Saptari, 16. Siraha, 17. Dhanusa, 18. Mahottari, 19. Sarlahi, 20. Sindhuli, 21. Ramechhap, 22. Dolakha, 23. Sindhupalchowk, 24. Kavrepalanchowk, 25. Lalitpur, 26. Bhaktapur, 27. Kathmandu, 28. Nuwakot, 29. Rasuwa, 30. Dhading, 31. Makwanpur, 32. Rautahat, 33. Bara, 34. Parsa, 35. Chitwan, 36. Gorkha, 37. Lamjung, 38. Tanahun, 39. Syangja, 40. Kaski, 41. Manang, 42. Mustang, 43. Myagdi, 44. Parbat, 45. Baglung, 46. Gulmi, 47. Palpa, 48. Nawalparasi, 49. Rupandehi, 50. Kapilvastu, 51. Arghakhanchi, 52. Pyuthan, 53. Rolpa, 54. Rukum, 55. Salyan, 56. Dang 57. Banke, 58. Bardiya, 59. Surkhet, 60. Dailekh, 61. Jajarkot, 62. Dolpa, 63. Jumla, 64. Kalikot, 65. Mugu, 66. Humla, 67. Bajura, 68. Bajhang, 69. Achham, 70. Doti, 71. Kailali, 72. Kanchanpur, 73. Dadeldhura, 74. Baitadi, 75. Darchula
Map of Nepal Bhutan Tourist Attractions
1. Kathmandu, the capital and largest city in Nepal, consists of two parts. The buildings in the new city have mixed traditional Nepalese features with Western styles, while the old part of the city still retains the original architectural features except for the addition of one major commercial artery. It is also home to over 2700 temples and 250 sutra chanting halls. Top highlights here are: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple(Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, Kumari Goddess Temple, Nagarkot, etc.
2. Lumbini, the birthplace of Sakyamuni, is one of the holiest sites for Buddhist in Nepal. Lying at the junction of southwestern Nepal and India, Lumbini is 360 km from Kathmandu. And more than 20 countries have established the country's temple in Lumbini. It’s also an important cultural site protected by the Nepali government. The main attractions are as follows: Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, Lumbini Museum, Lumbini Korean Temple, Lumbini Chinese Temple, Lumbini Crane Conservation Area, etc.
3. Pokhara, nestled in the snow-capped Annapurna Mountains and the magnificent Fishtail Peak, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. You can enjoy your leisure time by appreciating the lush vegetation of Pokhara, boating on the charming Phewa Lake (Fewa Lake), or sipping the wine in the fantastic restaurants and bars on the lakeshore, etc. Here come the major scenic spots: Fewa Lake, Fishtail Peak, World Peace Tower, David Falls, Boone Mountain, Sarangkot, Pokhara Old Town, Annapurna Mountain, etc.
4. In Bhutan, almost all the classic tourists attractions, finest hotels, restaurants and cafes are concentrated in Thimphu and Punakha. Must-see sights include Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Bhutan's most sacred temple) and Punakha Dzong (Bhutan’s second oldest and largest dzong)
How to Get to Bhutan from Nepal or Nepal from Bhutan?
When it comes to traveling from Nepal to Bhutan, the best and most convenient way for tourists is to fly from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to Paro International Airport, Paro. And the daily flight between Nepal and Bhutan is available all year round. If weather allows, you can enjoy the superb vista of the Himalayan Ranges on the left window seat while flying to Bhutan from Nepal. However, since Drukair is the only airline serving Nepal Bhutan route, the ticket price for Kathmandu Paro flight is pretty expensive and there is no discounts for visitors. Tourists can book Bhutan Nepal flight ticket by themselves or you can contact with our travel consultant to work out a perfect Bhutan Nepal Tibet tour.
Notice: As Nepal is separated from Bhutan by Indian, tourists can not drive directly from Kathmandu to Bhutan either.