15 DaysCultural and Himalaya Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour offers you to explore theculture, traditions, and scenic delights of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Alongwith the spectacular beauty of Himalayas, this 15 days tour keeps you on theedge with the variation in the geography of all the three nations. The ancientmonasteries and temples of Bhutan and Tibet certainly give you the depthknowledge about Buddhism. The Himalayan marvels of Nepal and its culturaldiversity is yet another thing to awe at. Thus, this tour will certainly be abeautiful memory of a lifetime for every traveler.
The trip starts from Nepal, where you will witness the rich architectureof temples and palaces like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and thePashupatinath Temple. The next destination will be Lhasa, the capital of Tibet.You will explore the Potala Palace, Jokhang, Sera Monastery, Barkhor Street, and NorbulingkaPalace. Moving on, you will drive through Gyantse, Shigatse, Xegar, Rongbuk,Everest Base Camp, and Zhangmu. On reaching Bhutan through Kathmandu, you willdrive to Thimphu. There you will visit the Memorial Chorten, Jungsi PaperFactory, Nunnery Monastery and then drive to Punakha. On Punakha, you will getto see the National Museum, Paro Dzong, and Satsam Chorten. From there, youwill move to Paro where the tour of Taktsang Monastery and Paro Market will bedone. All this will let you observe the culture and lifestyle of people in Nepal,Tibet, and Bhutan. Numerous monasteries, sublime natural scenery, high passes,and drylands are some of the major highlights that one can encounter during thejourney. Overall, this tour will certainly be a beautiful lifetime memory forevery individual. Spring, autumn, and winter are the best seasons for thistour.
The 15-day trip of these three Asian countries Nepal,Tibet and Bhutan is a unique experience. We, Himalaya Holiday, can make it evenbetter through excellent transport and accommodation services possible. Weassure of great experience through our qualified staffs and experiencedprofessionals. With us, you are guaranteed an amazing time.
Geography : Mountain/Hills/Forest/Valleys
Location : Nepal/Bhutan/Tibet
Level of Difficulty : Easy
Duration of Trip : 15 Days
Max Altitude : 3750m
Religions : Buddhist/Hindu
Ethnic People : Tibetan/Nepalese/Bhutanese
Accommodation : Hotel/Lodge
Transportation : Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
Minimum Pax : 2
- Witness the highest peak on Earth, the Mt. Everest (8848m) and numerousmountain ranges on the flights
- Visit some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley
- Explore the Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, and other importantmonuments in Lhasa
- Explore the Everest Base Camp to the northern side of the Mt. Everest(8848m)
- Experience the culture, history, and traditional norms of Bhutan
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
A company representative will receive you at theTribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. After your official documents areverified, you drive to the hotel in Kathmandu. The day does not have anyplanned activities; so, you can explore the city on your own. Overnight inKathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Day 01
On the second day, a sightseeing around the UNESCOworld heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley awaits. Swayambhunath, Boudhanath,Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square are the major destinations. If timepermits, you can also take detours to other destinations and prepare for thetour. These sites are the bearers of the ancient Nepali history and culture. Overnightin Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa
After breakfast, you will be transferred to TIAfrom where you will take a flight to Lhasa. Once at Gonggar airport, you willexplore a beautiful city of Lhasa. Getting familiar with the Tibetan lifestyleand culture, you can also stroll around the Barkhor Street and visit centuries-oldmonasteries and temples. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 04: Explore Lhasa
On the 4th day, you will explore the UNESCOWorld Heritage Sites in Lhasa. Starting your tour from Sera Monastery, you willend your day visiting Norbulingka Palace and Jokhang Temple. The monastery is one of the three biggestmonasteries in Tibet. Known as the summer retreat of the Dalai Lama,Norbulingka palace is fully decorated with Tibetan wood carvings and paintings.Moving forward, you will now head towards Jokhang Temple where you will get anopportunity to get familiar with the ancient Tibetan culture and tradition.Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 05: Explore Lhasa further
Today, you will start your tour by visiting the legendaryPotala Palace, which is the main attraction of Tibet. Filled with Tibetan artsand crafts collection, Potala Palace carries an ancient history of Tibet. Fromhere, you will now head towards popular Drepung Monastery. Here, you will findseveral nuns and monks performing religious discourses together. After a well-spentday, you will return to your hotel for the night.
Day 06: Lhasa – Gyantse–Shigatse
From Lhasa, you will start your drive towardsGyantse [3950m]. The scenic drive will take you through Khamba La Pass andbeautiful Yamdrok Lake. Once at Gyantse, you will take a quick visit to GyantseKhumbhum and, immediately, continue your drive towards your destination. Alongthe way, you will see beautiful valleys and open barren lands. Finally, youwill end your day after visiting Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. Overnight in Shigatse.
Day 07: Shigatse–Shelkar
Early in the morning, you will continue your drivethrough the Friendship Highway along with the sublime view of highlands,isolated monasteries, and countryside. The trail passes through the small cityof Lhatse and further move towards Gyamtso La, which is the longest pass ofyour journey. Finally, crossing Gyamtso, you will reach Shelkar driving pastzigzag paths and long plains. Overnight in Shelkar.
Day 08: Shelkar – Rongbuk – Everest Base Camp–Rongbuk
This day, you will be driving towards the EverestBase Camp. Leaving Shelkar behind, you will drive through beautiful landscapesand pastures to reach Rongbuk. From here, you will further drive towards thebase camp from where you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the famousHimalayas including Mt. Everest (8848m) itself. After roaming around the basecamp, you will drive back to Rongbuk. Overnight in Rongbuk.
Day 09: Rongbuk–Zhangmu
On a ninth day,you will leave Rongbuk and drive towards Zhangmu. You will first drive towardsTingri and then to Xegar which finally leads the way towards Zhangmu. Thescenic drive will introduce you to beauty sceneries of high passes and plainlands. The Zhangmu town is a trading spot between Nepal and Tibet. Overnight inZhangmu.
Day 10: Zhangmu – Kathmandu
Today is your last day in Tibet. Soon afterbreakfast, you will be driving towards Kodari, Nepal-Tibet border. Once atKodari, our representation will help you with the immigration formalities andother documentation. Now, you will head towards the capital. A five to sixhours drive will take you through the green hills, valleys, and beautifullandscapes. Upon reaching your destination, you can visit nearby temples,attends prayers, and buy souvenirs. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 11: From Kathmandu take a flight to Paro and drive to Thimphu, Transfer toHotel
On the 11th day, you will take a scenicflight from Kathmandu to Paro. After a quick lunch at Paro city, your guidewill take you to Ta Dzong and Rinpung Dzong. Ta Dzong is an antique watchtower,which is now a museum entitled as The National Museum. After visiting thesefamous historical places, you will now start your drive towards Thimphu, thecapital city of Bhutan, which is about 55km away. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 12: Thimphu Sightseeing Tour of MemorialChorten/Bhutan’s National Animal/Jungsi Paper Factory/Nunnery Monastery andDrive to Punakha
One of the majorattractions of Thimpu is the National Memorial Chorten. Built-in 1974 as a memorial to the third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, itis a beautiful Tibetan-style Chorten. Another destination for this day would beJungsi paper factory. It shows the process of how paper is made from Daphnetree, from start to finish, to produce the traditional Bhutanese paper Deh-sho. The final destination is the Thangtong DewachenNunnery. Lying north from Thimphu, the monastery also holdshistorical significance. Later, you drive to Punakha. Overnight in Punakha.
Day 13: Punakha Sightseeing Tour of Simtokha Dzong then drive to Paro forSightseeing Tour of National Museum/Paro Dzong/Satsam Chorten (Sightseeing)
You begin the daywith a sightseeing tour around Punakha beginning at the Simtokha Dzong. TheDzong is revered as the first Dzong of Bhutan and was built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. After exploring Punakha, the tourheads to Paro where you visit the National Museum. A historical collection ofancient scriptures and artefacts, it is one of the biggest in Bhutan. Leavingthe museum, you head to the Paro Dzong, yet another cultural heritage in Paro.The tour ends with a visit to Satsam Chorten. Overnight in Paro.
Day 14: Paro, Tour of Taktsang Monastery and Explore Paro Market
The TaktsangMonastery is a sacred Buddhist site located in the Cliffside of Paro. It issaid that the Guru Rinpoche or “Precious Master” (second Budhha) of Bhutan havemeditated here. It is believed that he flew to this Monastery on a tigress’back in the 8th century. The main temple is made up of four templesand eight caves. Narrow paths connect the four temples. The second destinationfor the day is Paro Market. It is a small colorful market that will give youthe aesthetic of the local place. You can buy keepsakes, Kiras(Bhutanese traditional dress), prayer wheels, and many colorful handicraftshere.
Day 15: Departure onwards
Today is your last day in Bhutan. We will drop youoff at the airport 2 hours prior to your scheduled flight. You can also share yourexperience with us on the way to the airport. Goodbye.