Enjoy touring three unique nations inAsia and immerse yourself into the rich Buddhist history and culture on theNepal Bhutan Tibet City Tour. Nepal is home to the highest mountain on Earth,the Mt. Everest (8848m), and the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha. Tibet, onthe other hand, is popular around the world as “the roof of the world,” while,Bhutan is simply referred to as “Land of the Thunder Dragon” because of itsroots to the folklores of Dragon. All these nations have two things in commonnamely Buddhism and Himalaya. The
The 15-day tour begins upon your arrivalin Kathmandu followed by a scenic sightseeing tour of the historical Kathmandu Valley.Accompanied by an experienced guide, you’ll visit few of the most popularUNESCO World Heritage Sites namely Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath.Afterward, you’ll embark on a trans-Himalayan flight to Bhutan. A small nation,Bhutan lies at the eastern end of Himalayas. The Bhutan overview tour takes youon the popular pilgrimage route advancing through Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, and Gangteyto Paro. In this tour, you’ll get to witness some of the most popular touristsites namely Taktsang Monastery, Tashichho Dzong, and Lungchutse Monastery. Thefinal leg of the tour takes you to the ‘Forbidden Kingdom’ or Lhasa where youcan experience the magnificence of the ancient Tibetan lifestyle. A populartourist getaway, Lhasa offers a chance to visit the historic Potala Palace(Winter Palace), Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market, Norbulingka (Summer Palace),and numerous Buddhist monasteries. The tour concedes upon your return toKathmandu. A 2-week long holiday this, it takes you on a spiritual journey intothe mystical lands of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. You’ll get to explore the rootsof Buddhism along with tasting the varying cultures and practices of threedifferent geographical regions.
Himalaya Holiday has been specializing intours around Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan for years. We organize full-board holidaypackages for private, group, and family tours at a reasonable cost. Ourall-inclusive tour package covers entire transportation, quality meal andhotels, an experienced guide, permits, and the entire logistics.
Geography : Mountain/Hills/Forest
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
- Tour through three different countries with rich culture andreligion
- Explore Lhasa, and visit Potala Palace (winter palace of theformer Dalai Lama)
- Tour the Land of Thunder Dragon, and visit Tiger’s Nest and Rinpung Dzong‘fortress of the heap of jewels’ in Bhutan
- Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley land its UNESCO WorldHeritage Sites
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Uponyour arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will warmly receive you at theairport and bring you to your hotel. After checking-in, you will meet your tourguide and discuss the itinerary in detail. Your guide will make sure that youhave all the required documents including your VISA for Bhutan and Tibet, andrequired permits. In the evening, you can explore the nearest market for gears,accessories, goodies, or snacks.
Day 02: Full daysightseeing of Kathmandu
After an early breakfast, you’ll embark on asightseeing tour of the Kathmandu city. Accompanied by an experienced tourguide, you’ll journey through few of the most popular UNESCO World HeritageSites namely Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. All of these siteshave great cultural, religious and historical significance to the Nepalisociety.
Day 03: Arrival inBhutan, Paro International Airport and sightseeing in the afternoon (2250m)
Afteran early breakfast, you’ll head to the airport and embark on a beautifultrans-Himalayan flight to Paro while catching the pristine sights of Chomolhariand Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. After lunch, you’ll visit Rinpung Dzong‘fortress of the heap of jewels’ and Kichu Lhakhang at Paro. If the weatherpermits, you can catch the sight of Mount Chomolhari (7,314m) from Paro.
Day 04: Excursion to theTigers Nest (3190m) and Drive to Thimphu (2350m) ӏ 2 hours/54km
Parovalley is popular for the Buddhist monastery “Paro Taktsang” situated on acliff at 3180 meters. Also known as Tiger’s Nest, you’ll hike to reach thereligious site. A local legend suggests that Padmasambhava, a renowned Guru,flew on the back of a tigress to meditate in the cave where the monastery nowstands. After a brief lunch, you’ll hike down to lower Paro and embark on ascenic ride to Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan.
Day 05: Full day sightseeing in Thimphu
The day begins as you head for the BBS Towerfollowed by a hike to the Wangdi Tse Gompa. This allows you to relish thegorgeous sights of the Thimphu Valley and nearby surroundings. Continuing theThimphu exploration, you head towards the Tashichho Dzong. Other remarkabledestinations like Samtenling Palace, Memorial Chorten, National Library, andNational Institute of Traditional Medicine are also viable for touring Thimphu.
Day 06: Drive to Punakha(1250m) ӏ 3 hours/77 km
Asthe drive from Thimphu to Punakha will be a fairly short one, you can furtherexplore the capital on this day. After exploring the city, you get on a vehicleand drive towards Punakha. The hillside roads offer mesmerizing views of thesurrounding hills and landscapes. In Punakha, you can explore around the cityand observe the lifestyle of the people.
Day 07: Drive to Gangtey (2900m) ӏ 4 hours/85 km
The drive from Punakha to Gangtey is ascenic journey. Gangtey Valley is also known as Phobjikha Valley and is one ofthe most beautiful destinations in Bhutan. The valley is home to endangeredblack-necked cranes. They arrive from Tibet every year during the winter. Toeducate visitors about the crane and their declining population, information isprovided to tourists who arrive in Gangtey. The valley also boasts the religioussite of Gangtey Gompa Monastery.
Day 08: Drive back to Paro ӏ 3hr 42 minutes/185km
Today, you’ll leave Gangtey and drive backto Paro. You can catch the beautiful sights of the green valley, large rivers,and pristine mountains en route to Paro. Once at Paro, you can indulge in abrief tour of the city. You can also do some last minute souvenir shoppingthere before leaving for Kathmandu the next day.
Nepal -2 Days
Day 09: Flight toKathmandu ӏ 1.5 hours/700km
Today,you’ll check out early from the hotel and drive to Paro International Airport. The flight is short and you will arrivein Kathmandu flying with an aerial scenic view of the landscapes of bothcountries. Once in Kathmandu, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. There are noscheduled activities today so, you can relax and prepare for your trip toTibet.
Day 10: Full day sightseeing of Kathmanducovering Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square
Today is another day of sightseeing inKathmandu. You’ll drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. Alsoknown as Hanuman Dhoka, the Durbar Square includes an age-old Malla Palace,Kumari House dedicated to the living goddess Kumari, and numerous templesdedicated to a variety of deities. Afterward, you’ll drive to Lalitpur districtand visit Patan Durbar Square. Here, you will find an age-old palace built bythe Malla Kings. The Durbar Square also boasts Krishna Temple, Statues, a largestone-tap, and numerous old shops.
Day 11: Fly fromKathmandu to Lhasa ӏ 1hr 25min 609km
You’ll embark on a scenic trans-Himalayan flightto Lhasa, capital of Tibet. You’ll fly above the Himalayas overlooking thepristine sights of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, and Makalu en route. Also knownas the “Roof of the World,” Tibet is the highest elevated region in the entireworld. Once in Lhasa, you’ll drive to your hotel and check-in. In the afternoon,you can indulge in a brief sightseeing tour of the city.
Day 12: Explore Lhasa
After breakfast, you’ll head out for a sightseeingtour of the city. The first day of the tour takes you to the historic Potala Palace (also known asthe Winter Palace). Potala Palace was the residence of the former Dalai Lama.Then you’ll head out to Sera Monastery, one of the “great three”Gelug university monasteries in Tibet. You’ll also visit the NorbulingkaPalace, the summer palace of the former Dalai Lama.
Day 13: Explore Lhasa
Day 2 of thetour takes you to some historical monuments in Lhasa. You’ll first visitDrepung Monastery, a renowned Buddhist shrine and one of the three greatmonasteries in Tibet. Then, you’ll walk to Jokhang Temple located in theBarkhor Market. A Buddhist temple, Jokhang was founded during the reign of KingTsongtsen Gampo.
Day 14: Fly back from Lhasa to Kathmandu
You’ll leave Lhasa and fly back to Kathmandu. You cancatch some of the most exquisite aerial sights of the Potala Palace, largeTibetan plateau, and the pristine Himalayas en route to Kathmandu. Uponarrival, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. This marks the end of your journey.
Day 15: Final departure.
Wrappingup a wonderful journey across three Himalayan nations, you make way towardsyour destination on this day. Our representative will keep you company and takeyou to the airport for your flight.