Short Itinerary

Day 1:    Arrival in Lhasa Tibet
Day 2:    Lhasa Tours – Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street (B)
Day 3:    Lhasa tours – Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery (B)
Day 4:    Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse(3901m) via Gyantshe (B)
Day 5:    Shigatse(3900m) to EBC (5201m) via Tingri (B)
Day 6:    Everest Base camp to kyirong Border 375km
Day 7:    Gyirong to Nepal border(B)
Day 8:    Kathmandu (B)
Day 09:  Kathmandu (B)
Day 10:   Fly to Paro and drive to Thimpu (L/D)
Day 11:    Thimphu sightseeing. (B/L/D)
Day 12:   Thimphu – Punakha-Thimpu (148 Kms.) 7 hrs. (B/L/D)
Day 13:   Thimphu – Paro (B/L/D)
Day 14:   Paro – Bangkok / Delhi / Kathmandu (B)

Optional Everest Base camp Helicopter tour with landing

Itinerary

Flexible Itinerary of Tibet Nepal and Bhutan tour with Everest base camp Overland trip


  1. Day 1

    Arrival in Lhasa Tibet

  2. Day 2

    Lhasa Tours - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street (B)

  3. Day 3

    Lhasa tours - Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery (B)

  4. Day 4

    Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse(3901m) via Gyantshe (B)

  5. Day 5

    Shigatse(3900m) to EBC (5201m) via Tingri (B)

  6. Day 6

    Everest Base camp to kyirong Border 375km

  7. Day 7

    Gyirong to Nepal border(B)

  8. Day 8

    Kathmandu (B)

    You will explore the Kathmandu valley Including pashupatinath temple the holistic Hindu temple, Boudhanath Stupa The Gaint Stupa in the world And Bhaktapur city a city of wood carving today you will visit the painting school of Kathmandu.Overnight in Kathmandu.

  9. Day 9

    Kathmandu (B)

    In the morning visit Patan the city of art and craft. Free afternoon to pursue your own interest.

  10. Day 10

    Fly to Paro and drive to Thimpu

    Transfer to Kathmandu international airport, with in one hour you get to Bhutan, After immigration and custom formalities, you are met and transferred to Paro, where you can eat lunch in a local tourist restaurant. Visit the National Museum of Paro, before driving to Thimphu, which takes about 1.5hrs. Take rest in the hotel. Overnight in Thimpu

  11. Day 11

    Thimphu sightseeing. (B/L/D)

    Thimphu sightseeing includes – visit to National Library, the priceless collection of Buddhist manuscripts and few English version books; Folk and Heritage Museum, which displays day to day livelihood of typical Bhutanese farmers in medieval period and their accessories; Late King’s Memorial Stupa, built for the world peace and Traditional Handmade Paper Factory; Painting School, which preserves our traditional paintings, sculpturing and wood curving; Majestic Tashichhodzong, which houses office for the king and the ministers and National Handicraft Emporium, the best place to look for souvenir from Bhutan. Evening free walk in Thimphu City.Overnight in Thimpu

  12. Day 12

    Thimphu – Punakha-Thimpu (148 Kms.) 7 hrs. (B/L/D)

    After breakfast proceeds to Punakha across Dochula pass (3,100m). The pass offers the most spectacular view over the greater eastern Himalayas including highest peak of Bhutan. Enroute make short excursion about an hour to the temple of divine madman, also well known as the temple of fertility. It is fascinating to walk through villages and the rice fields. Arrive Punakha the capital city of Bhutan till 1955 and still the Je Khenpo, the Chief of Abbot resides there during the winter season. After lunch visit Punakha Dzong built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1638 and situated at the junction of Pho Chu and Mo Chu Rivers. Evening drive back to Thimpu. Overnight in Thimpu punakha jong, bhutan tour

  13. Day 13

    Thimphu – Paro (B/L/D)

    Drive to Paro and Transfer to trail-head and begin your trek to Takstang (Tiger’s Lair) monastery, Bhuitan’s most famous sight. Your guide can arrange pony/horse for ride uphill till the Cafeteria, but one must be able to walk after that. A proper trekking boot or good walking shoes is necessary for this hike Those who choose not to hike can stay back with the driver and tour around Paro. Overnight in Paro Taktshang – Tiger’s Nest: Taktshang or ‘Tiger’s Nest’ as it is often referred to for Taktshang Pelphung monastery, is one of the most venerated and famous of Bhutan’s monasteries. It is located on the face of a 900m sheer cliff. An impressive and un-missable site, but accessible only by walk or to ride mules/pony. Taktshang was rebuilt by population of Tsento village. Again in April of 1998, a major fire destroyed the main structure of the building and its contents (some believe it to be arson). Reconstruction began in 2000 and was completed and consecrated after extensive efforts and financial support of Governments as well as donors.

  14. Day 14

    Paro – Bangkok / Delhi / Kathmandu (B)

    Transfer to Airport on time after breakfast Note on Itinerary: Although we will do our very best to adhere to the itinerary schedule as listed; it is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control.  

Reviews

Nepal, Tibet And Bhutan Tour after Earthquake

Nepal, Tibet And Bhutan Tour after Earthquake Sandi and Bob Bartell, USA

Dear Rajan,

What a wonderful experience we had. Our Himalayan itinerary of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet was just what we expected. Even with the change in our itinerary due to the earthquake, you were able to modify our trip so that everything proceeded just fine. We think maybe it made our trip even better. Our guides in Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal were a wealth of information, spoke good English and were very accommodating. The drivers were the best. We always felt safe on the roads. In addition to showing us all the sights on our itinerary, the guides added sights that brought us closer to everyday life in each country. We would recommend your services to anyone interested in traveling in Nepal, Bhutan or Tibet.

We would be happy to talk to, or email with, any travelers thinking of using your company’s service. Please do not hesitate to have them contact us by email (thebartells1@cox.net) or phone (520-237-7856)

Once again, thank you.

 

Email: thebartells1@cox.net
Phone: 520-237-7856
Travel Year: 2015

Review submitted - September 22, 2017

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