Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour introduces Himalayan culture, religion and nature. Highlights are the breathtaking flight over the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, while flying between the incomparable Himalayan countries.
- Route 01 China/Beijing – Tibet – Nepal – Bhutan – Bangkok or Delhi or Singapore
- Route 02Nepal – Tibet – Paro Bhutan – Kathmandu/ Nepal
- Route 03Bangkok – Paro /Bhutan- Kathmandu/Nepal – Lhasa- Beijing/ or Chengdu or any part of china
Explore Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu, an unforgettable melting pot of Hindu and Buddhist cultures. In the local markets and bazaars explore the wealth of Hindu and Buddhist sites as well as charming valley towns such as Bhaktapur, with its well preserved 15th century architecture.
In Lhasa, Tibet’s long forbidden capital city which is 12,000 feet high, you will tour the major monuments, including the legendary gold roofed thousand room Potala Palace. Then walk pilgrim trails, hike up to ancient ridge-top monasteries, meet a colorful array of people, from nomads to lamas, and delight in some of the most majestic scenery on earth. Come take a step back in time and join us on this enriching journey for an eye opening look into traditions and cultures far removed from those in the West.
Another spectacular flight brings you to the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan where you will fee time has stood still. Explore the pastoral back roads of Bhutan, a true bastion of tradition in an uncertain world. You will visit the Shangri-La setting of the Paro Valley, the central Bhutanese town of Punakha, with its huge, spectacular monastery set by the river, and the capital city of Thimpu.
Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour use expert local guides, private vehicles and convenient and authentic hotels. We try our best to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Local ceremonies are happening everywhere. If you choose to travel during the festival season, please let us know. We will provide you with a list of festivals and our guides and drivers are happy to oblige. Our festivals are based on the lunar calendar.
How to start Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan Tour? There are many flights from the Middle East, China, India, Bangkok, Singapore and Malaysia. Plan in advance. A minimum of two months in advance is suggested, and many of our travelers book at least six months prior. Special Nepal Tibet and tour package.
Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour attractions;
- Experience the ancient palaces, stupas and temples of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal
- Fly over Mt. Everest and the Himalaya Range between Nepal and Bhutan
- Explore the highlights of the Tibetan heartland around Lhasa and the Potola Palace of the Dalai Lama
- Enjoy the enchanting valleys of Paro, Thimpu and Wangdu/Punakha
The 14 Days Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour lets you experience the magnificence of three majestic nations all at once! The tour is a beautiful amalgamation of the best cultural and historical sites of three major countries.
You will start with a tour of the authentic art and culture of Nepal as you visit the UNESCO Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Likewise, the tour also presents you with views of the towering mountains via flights to/from Lhasa and to/from Paro.
Flying over the Himalayas is nothing less than breath-taking and the aerial scenes of the mountain peaks make for quite an enjoyable and thrilling flight experience.
The Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour takes you to Lhasa- a place of wonder. Owning to its wild landscape and unique Tibetan culture, Lhasa is as exotic as it gets in Asia. The artistic Buddhist-influenced monasteries in Lhasa hold historical treasures that date back centuries.
Lhasa also presents a unique aspect of life that you can experience in the city’s myriad of marketplace and alleyways that form a criss-cross of small road networks extending from holy temples and monasteries. Moreover, the trip also takes you to Everest Base Camp via the Tibetan side.
The tour takes you to Thimpu- the capital of Bhutan, where you can experience traditional architecture and ancient historical monuments. You will get to visit some elegant buildings in the capital, which include Tashichho Dzong, Drubthob Gompa (Zilluka nunnery), Tango Gompa, and Memorial Chorten among others.
Similarly, Bhutan also presents beautiful landscapes and cultural heritage. Due to Bhutan’s seclusion and remote nature for the longest time, the country has a preserved sense of natural beauty and vibrant culture in its original state.
The lush landscapes, the wild Himalayas and the unique culture of Bhutan have made it one of the top destinations for cultural tours in Asia. You will be visiting many cultural sites of the country, like the Paro Taktshang Monastery, the Punakha Dzong and the Rinpung Dzong among many others.
We, at Himalaya Holiday Service, have been accompanying tourists around the nation for over a decade now. Our staffs and guide provide the very best services so that your tour is full of enjoyment. Also, we provide top-class facilities for private transportation and comfortable accommodation.
Visit the Sera Monastery and the Drepung Monastery at Lhasa
Visit the Potala Palace and the Norbulingka Palace in Tibet
Explore the Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Marketplace
Sightsee at Kathmandu’s major UNESCO Heritage Sites, like the Pashupatinath Temple
Visit the three major Durbar Squares of the Kathmandu City
Sightseeing of Paro valley that includes the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, the Kiychu Lhakhang Temple and the Rinpung Dzong
Thimpu sightseeing tour that includes the Tashichho Dzong and the Memorial Chorten
Punakha sightseeing, which includes the Punakha Dzong and the Chimi Lhakhang.
Country Visa and Entry Procedure for Bhutan
All visitors traveling to Bhutan have required a Visa, except for visitors from India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives. The Bhutanese visa is processed through an online system by a licensed Bhutanese Tour Operator directly or through a foreign Travel Agent. A photo-page of the passport is required to be sent to the tour operator, who will then apply for the visa. The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) will then process the visa once the full payment of the Bhutan Holiday (including a USD 40 visa fee) has been wire transferred and received in the TBC Bank Account. The visa clearance will be processed within 72 working hours once the payment is received. The visa clearance letter is required at the entry point to Bhutan, and then the visa will be stamped onto the passport.
Visa and Entry Procedure for Tibet
According to the Chinese Immigration Rule, application for both China Group Tourist Visa and Tibet Visa (also called the Tibet Travel Permit) is required for travelers who enter from Nepal. The Travel Agency takes care of the procedure; you will then be required to sign the tour contract by paying a certain deposit amount and submitting an image of your passport. The travel consultant will then gather your information and submit it for your Tibet Permit Application to the Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). It takes about 8 to 9 business days for the issue of your Tibet Travel Permit and for the Visa Invitation to be sent to the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. It is also important to note that Chinese embassies will not issue a visa if your passport has less than six months’ validity remaining.
Best Season for Tibet and Bhutan Tour
The best time to visit is during the spring and the autumn seasons. The spring occurs from April to May and the autumn season takes hold from September to October. There is very little rainfall during these months and thus, tours are not interrupted by bad weather. Visibility is clear and the temperatures also become quite suitable.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended while traveling to Tibet and Bhutan. It is highly recommended to have a travel insurance policy that covers theft, loss and medical problems. It is also important to get travel insurance that will cover the cost if you are forced to cancel your tour because of various reasons, like flight cancellations, illness, injury or death of close ones. This can help you to be protected against major losses due to Bhutan’s prepayment conditions and hefty cancellation charges. Similarly, it is useful to have trip-and-flight-cancellation insurance for Tibet for possible cases where the travel agency can’t get permits in time or when permits get lost or delayed in the post. If this happens, then you will not be allowed to board your flight to/from Tibet.
Banking, ATM, and Money in Tibet and Bhutan
ATMs are located in all major cities across Bhutan, where the Visa or MasterCard can be used to withdraw money. The currency of Bhutan is called the Bhutanese ngultrum (Nu). While in Bhutan, all tourists are required to pay US$250 per person per day (US$200/day from December to February and June to August).
It includes lodging, transportation, a guide, food and entrance fees, as well as a $65 royalty that goes to the government of Bhutan. Extra charges can come in the form of other miscellaneous activities or expenses, like hot-stone baths, cultural shows, horse riding, rafting, mountain bikes, and tips. Similarly, the Renminbi (RMB) is the legal currency of Tibet. Only the Bank of China offers foreign exchange services and facilities in Tibet. Certain up-market hotels (Lhasa Hotel, the former Holiday Inn, and Tibet Hotel among others) also exchange currencies. The Bank of China, with the main office and several sub-branches in Lhasa, cashes all travelers’ checks. On the other hand, only the main office offers cash advances on major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Diners Club, and Amex). The Bank of China Shigatse office, near the Shigatse Hotel, also provides travelers’ checks exchange services.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What kind of clothing is appropriate for Tibet and Bhutan?
You can pack casual clothing and wear layered clothing. During the day time, you may need T-shirts or cotton shorts- either long or short-sleeved. Also, bring a pair or two of the jacket. If you are traveling further than Lhasa to Shigatse, then you may need to bring Sun Blocking cream, Sunglasses, lip protector, warm cotton trousers, thermal underwear, woolen clothes, hats, gloves, sandals, towel, sleeping bag, and a rain jacket.
What’s the food like during the tour?
As for meals, Bhutanese food is mainly characterized by their extensive use of chili and cheese. The national food of Bhutan is a dish called Aema Datsi, whereas the staple food is rice and vegetables with an abundant amount of chili; the chili is used rather as a vegetable than a spice in many of Bhutan’s dishes. One such dish popular in Bhutan is the Emadatse- a dish made entirely of chilies mixed with cheese.
Likewise, Nepal also presents unique and traditional meals. Kathmandu has a variety of restaurants that present continental cuisines; standard Chinese or Indian dishes are also available in many restaurants in the capital.
Similarly, Tibetan cuisine includes the culinary traditions with influences from neighboring countries like India and Nepal. Tibetan food is known for its use of noodles, goat meat, yak, mutton, dumplings, cheese (yak or goat milk cheese), butter, yogurt, and soups.
Are there any etiquettes and Taboos in Bhutan or Tibet?
You have to dress modestly (no shorts or short skirts) when visiting Dzongs, monasteries and temples. You must take off your hat and sunglasses before you join a monastery. You are also required to remove your shoes occasionally. You should walk clockwise around monastery, stupas, prayer wheels and prayer walls. It is also forbidden to take photos in most monasteries and dzongs.
Do I need vaccination while traveling to Tibet and Bhutan?
Although no specific vaccinations are required for traveling to Tibet or Bhutan, it is always to consult your doctor beforehand. Some of the vaccines that are advised to all travelers are Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Hepatitis B among others. You can also visit the given links to have more info at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avianflu/ or http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/vaccinations.htm