Overview Indulge in a luxurious tour into most popular tourist destinations in Himalaya, namely: Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Nepal is popular as the home of the tallest peak in the world, the Mt. Everest (8848m). While Tibet is famous as the Roof of the World, Bhutan is referred to as the land of the Thunder Dragon. Along with being the exotic destinations, these regions are popular as the fabled lands with great mystery, myths, and ancient practices. Enjoy exploring the wild landscape along with observing the ethnic cultures linked to the earliest congregation of modern-day Buddhism. The tour begins with your arrival in Kathmandu followed by a pre-trip meeting with your guide and a sightseeing tour of the historical Kathmandu valley. In Kathmandu, you will visit some of the most famous attractions; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. After the two-day sightseeing in Kathmandu, you will head west to the touristic city of Pokhara. Here, you’ll drive to the nearest hill-station of Sarangkot and enjoy the magnificent sunrise along with the panorama of pristine mountains. The tour moves south to the exotic destination of Chitwan National Park that is home to rare species of Royal Bengal Tiger and One-horned Rhinos. The second leg begins upon your departure to Tibet. You’ll indulge in an overview tour of the ancient city and explore some of its most wondrous landmarks namely Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Market. The final leg of the tour takes you on another trans-Himalayan flight to Bhutan. You’ll make a round tour through Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, and back to Paro. Some of the most amazing landmarks you’ll get to visit in Bhutan are Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), Tashichho Dzong, and Lungchutse Monastery. Spring and autumn are the two best seasons to undertake the Luxury Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour. Himalaya Holiday specializes in treks and custom tours around Nepal as well as Tibet, and Bhutan. We organize full-board holiday packages at a reasonable cost. Our all-inclusive tour packages cover entire transportation, quality meal and hotels, and an experienced guide.
Trip Highlights: Explore the glorious architectural marvels of Tibet including the Potala Palace Visit the Tiger’s Nest Monastery and a number of dzongs and cultural heritages in Bhutan Explore the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath Witness the mesmerizing Annapurna Himalayan range and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993m) from Sarangkot Tour around the major attraction of Pokhara Valley
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,300m)
Upon arriving in Nepal at the Tribhuvan International Airport, a company representative will greet you and escort you to your hotel. There are no other scheduled events or activities today. You can choose to take a stroll around to buy any necessary gear, accessories, or snacks for the trip.
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Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
After an early breakfast, you’ll meet your tour guide and discuss the itinerary in detail. Accompanied by an experienced tour guide, you’ll explore the UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. You’ll first visit Swayambhunath and climb 365 stone-steps to reach the top. After a while, you’ll head east to one of the largest Hindu temples, Pashupatinath. Afterward, you’ll head to the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Boudhanath. You will continue your tour the next day and visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The squares have palaces, temples and statues build by different kings during different periods of the long Malla Dynasty in Nepal.
Drive to Pokhara
After breakfast, you’ll embark on a scenic road journey 200 km west of Kathmandu to the touristic hub, Pokhara city. You’ll drive through Prithvi Highway along the massive Trishuli River overlooking the beautiful sights of the surrounding villages, hills, and mountains. Once in Pokhara, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. Your sightseeing is scheduled for tomorrow but feels free to explore the lake city on your own.
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Guided sightseeing 2 Days tour in and around Pokhara
After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll head out for a guided sightseeing tour of the city. You can indulge in fun-filled activities such as boating in Phewa Lake, cycling around lakeside, bungee, or caving in Mahendra Cave. Some of the most popular places are Davis Fall, Bat Cave, and International Mountaineering Museum. You can also opt to hike to the Peace Pagoda and witness the scenery of the Annapurna Himalayan range.
Drive to Sarangkot for sunrise, and then drive to Chitwan National Park (5 hours)
You’ll start the day rather early. After a short drive north of Pokhara, you will reach the small hill-station, Sarangkot. From the top, you can catch the first light of the sunrise as it hits the mountains namely; Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna (8091m), Himalchuli (7861m), and Dhaulagiri (8167m). You also get a complete view of Pokhara city and Phewa Lake. After breakfast, you’ll head on a road trip south of Pokhara to Chitwan National Park.
Activities in the Chitwan National Park
The day starts early. After breakfast, you’ll head towards the Safari entry point. Guided by a mahout, you’ll head deep into the forest on an Asiatic elephant. If you’re lucky, you can spot One-horned Rhino or Royal Bengal Tiger. Mugger crocodiles, Blackbuck, wild roaster and foxes are few of the other animals often seen during the tour. You can also choose to undertake the safari on a jeep. After the Safari, you can tour the ethnic Tharu village. If time permits, you can go canoeing in Rapti River.
More activities in Chitwan, and drive back to Kathmandu
An early morning activity generally includes canoeing in the Rapti River. A small yet long boat takes you through the river around the forested area where you can catch some rare sights of wildlife including mugger crocodiles resting on the banks of the river. You’ll head back to the hotel and pack up to leave for Kathmandu. It’s another road trip and after a 7 to 8 hours’ drive, you will reach your destination.
Tibet part-: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,660m)
The second leg of the tour begins with your departure to Tibet. You’ll embark on a beautiful trans-Himalayan flight to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. The stretch of 609km may last 1.25 hours and will take you over the clouds and above the Himalayas overlooking the Mount Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), and Makalu (8463m). Also known as the “Roof of the World”, Tibet is the highest elevated region in the entire world. Once you land, you’ll be escorted to your hotel.
Guided sightseeing in Lhasa
You’ll embark on a sightseeing tour of the city with an experienced guide. The first place you’ll visit is the historical Potala Palace. Also known as the winter palace, Potala was the former residence of the Dalai Lama. Afterward, you’ll visit the Sera Monastery, one of the "great three" monasteries in Tibet. To end the tour, you’ll visit the Norbulingka Palace, the summer palace of the former Dalai Lama.
Second day of guided sightseeing in Lhasa
The second day of the tour begins with the visit to Drepung Monastery. It is a renowned Buddhist shrine and one of the three great monasteries in Tibet. Afterward, you’ll head to Barkhor Market and visit the Jokhang Temple. A Buddhist temple, Jokhang was founded during the reign of King Tsongtsen Gampo. You may find pilgrims making a devotional circumambulation around the Jokhang temple at Barkhor Street.
Nepal : Flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu
Today, you’ll bid adieu to Lhasa and take a trans-Himalayan flight to the international airport in Kathmandu. You can catch some of the most exquisite aerial sights of the Potala Palace, large Tibetan plateau, and the pristine Himalayas en route to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you’ll be escorted to your hotel.
Spare day in Kathmandu
Today is a spare day, hence you can choose to relax in your hotel or visit Thamel city to shop for souvenirs. Tomorrow you fly to Bhutan so you can also spend the day in preparation for the flight and do any last minute shopping you feel you need to do. This is your last day in Nepal.
Bhutan : Fly from Kathmandu to Paro with a scenic 90-minute drive to Thimphu.
Today, you leave Nepal and head to Bhutan on a scenic flight. Traversing over the majestic Himalayas in the Great Himalayan Trail, the flight reaches Paro while offering sights of Chomolhari (7314m) as well. After landing at Paro, you take a short rest and follow with a drive to Thimphu
Sightseeing in and around Thimphu
After breakfast, you’ll drive to the BBS Tower and hike to Wangdi Tse Gompa (monastery). Along the way, you can catch the beautiful sight of Tashichho Dzong, a popular Buddhist monastery. Afterward, you can visit Samtenling Palace, home to the fourth King, and Dorje Drak meditation retreat. Another major attraction is the mini Zoo where varieties of species of Takin, the national animal of Bhutan, are kept. After lunch, you can visit the King's Memorial Chorten, nunnery temple, National Library, and National Institute of Traditional Medicine.
Drive from Thimphu to Punakha and return to Thimphu
Today, you’ll hit the road and drive 83.8 km through the countryside to Punakha via Dochu La pass (3,100m). In Punakha, can enjoy the beautiful sights of Pho Chu and Mo Chu, two main rivers of Bhutan, and visit the majestic building of Pungtang Dewachen Gi Phodrang. In the evening, you’ll head back to Thimphu.
Drive to Paro
Leaving Thimphu, you’ll drive back to Paro Valley. You can catch some beautiful sights of the countryside, hills, rivers, and mountains along the way. Paro is the last stop you will make before flying back home. Once you arrive in Paro, you can choose to visit Rinpung Dzong ‘fortress of the heap of jewels’ and Kichu Lhakhang before resting for the night at the hotel.
Excursion to the Taktsang Monastery (Tigers Nest)
Today, you’ll indulge in an adventurous hike to Upper Paro and visit the local monastery of Taktsang (Tiger's Nest). Located on a cliff at 3180m, it may take 4-5 hours of walking uphill to reach the monastery. Renowned Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in the cave where the monastery now stands. After lunch by the monastery, you’ll hike down to Paro.
Your tour across three countries has come to an end. Today, you’ll leave Bhutan and fly back home. Thank you for traveling with us. We hope to go on many other tours and trips with you in the future. Goodbye. Have a safe flight home!
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