The Unique cultural Nepal Tibet overland and Bhutan tour that introduces the three Himalayan kingdoms of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan in one single trip, the breathtaking flight over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest whisks you to the incomparable Himalayan country.
Explore Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu, an unforgettable melting pot of Hindu and Buddhist cultures. In the local markets and bazaars, explore its wealth of Hindu and Buddhist sites, as well as charming valley towns like Bhaktapur, with its well-preserved 15th Century architecture.
In Lhasa, Tibet’s long-forbidden capital city at 12,000 feet, 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 relish in some of the most majestic mountain scenery on earth! Come take a step back in time and join us on this enriching, non-trekking 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 feel time has moved back. Explore the pastoral back roads of Bhutan, a true bastion of tradition in an uncertain world, where you find an independent people who have not rejected their ancient spiritual heritage for modern ways. You’ll 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 Thimphu.
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• Admire the ancient Palaces, Stupas & Temples of Kathmandu valley in Nepal
• Fly over Mt. Everest and the Himalaya Range between Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan
• Explore the highlights of the Tibet heartland around Lhasa , Potala palace of Dalai Lama
• Enjoy the enchanting valley of Paro, Thimpu and Wangdu / Punakha
Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour is the cultural trip of Himalayas which includes highlights of Kathmandu, Lhasa and Paro; Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan respectively. You will be exploring the history, culture, religion as well as art and crafts of these three Himalayan countries.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport
Up on arrival in Kathmandu airport, process your Nepal visa. (You need USD 40 cash and 2 passport size photos) Collect your luggage and meet the guide, who will be waiting with your Name card, after introduction he/she takes you to the respective hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Tours (B)
Your Tibet visa will be processed today. Explore Kathmandu valley including Pashupatinath temple – the holistic Hindu temple, Boudhanath Stupa – one of the giant stupas in the world and Bhaktapur – the city from 9th century. Today you will visit the traditional painting school where you will know the underlying meaning of Nepalese dying art. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight to Tibet Lhasa (B)
On arrival in Lhasa Gongar airport, our Tibetan guide will welcome and take you to the hotel.
Walk around Lhasa, highland city with the altitude of 3,550 meters (12000 ft.), located on the foot of Mount Gephel. Lhasa is the administrative capital of Tibetan plateau. This ancient city is popular for Dalai Lama’s Potala palace. In early 7th century the famous king Srongtsen Gompo unified many tribes. After unification he changed the capital from Yarlung to Lhasa and constructed Potala Palace. We get chance visit century-old Buddhist monasteries, palaces and busy Barkhor Street, the famous local market area. There are around 3,00,000 people living in Lhasa area.
Lhasa means PLACE OF GODS. So here major religion is Tibetan Buddhism. Locals call it by another name SUNLIT CITY. However, mostly cold wind rules the city so bring your warm clothes. Here, annual average temperature is 7 degree Celsius. Overnight in Lhasa
Day 04: Lhasa Exploration day (B)
Explore Potala palace, Sera Monastery and Jokhang Temple
Legendary Potala Palace is located at the top of red hill with the best view of Lhasa city. Potala has two parts: the first part is white palace second being the Red. It was built for meditation in 7th century by king Srongtsen Gompo. Later, the 5th Dalai lama renovated it in the present form by completing the white and red wing in 1694. Now Pothala palace is UNESCO world heritage site and open to visitors. We can visit different chapels, gallery, Tomb of Dalai Lamas and official chapel of 14th Dalai Lama till 1959.
Sera monastery is a famous religious historic site. Built in 1419 by a student of Tsongkhapa, this is one of the three largest monasteries in Lhasa other being Ganden and Drepung. It is a major center for Gelukpa sect of Buddhism. Sera monastery is 2 miles far from the center of Lhasa. Due to the cultural revolution of 1959, this monastery was damaged and many monks were killed. Now it is rebuilt and opened for the visitors.
The Heart of Lhasa is Jokhang Temple – the spiritual center. It was constructed by king Srongtsen Gompo, queen Bhrikuti and Wencheng. This mysterious temple is located in Barkhor square and now is a UNESCO world heritage site. This monastery has fusion of Nepalese and Tibetan art cum architecture on wood and metal. Overnight in Lhasa potala palace, lhasa tour
Day 05: Explore more areas in Lhasa (B)
Visit Drepung monastery, Mentshikang (Tibetan medicine center) and Norbulingka palace.
The biggest monastery in Tibet, Drepung monastery, lies 6 km west of Lhasa. The construction of this Gelukpa center was started in 1415. In this shelter of thousands of monks, you will visit the prayers hall, meeting hall, kitchen for 7 thousands monks and more chapels.
Tibetan medicine centre (Mentsikhang institute) was built in 1916 but medicine history goes back to 3rd century BC. It is a Tibetan traditional health treatment centre and also the centre for research on orthopedics, surgery, pediatrics and internal medicines.
Dalai Lama’s summer camp is Norbulinka Palace which was constructed in 1755 with a huge park around. There are prayers hall, nice painting and art works inside palace. This UNESCO site is located nearby Potala palace, west of Lhasa city. Overnight in Lhasa
Day 06: Optional Excursion to Yamdok-Tsho Lake outside Lhasa (B)
After early breakfast drive to Yamdoktsho Lake. Get pleasure of the view and drive back to Lhasa in the evening.
Yamdrok-Tsho Lake is one the holiest lakes in Tibet. It lies on the friendship highway to Kathmandu, while the road goes up to Kamba la pass (4800 meters). We will enjoy the view from the pass, great scenery of turquoise-blue lake. Overnight in Lhasa
Day 07: Fly back to Kathmandu (B)
Take panoramic-Himalayan flight to Kathmandu, Nepal. After the immigration formalities, meet guide and get transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit UNESCO – enlisted monuments of Kathmandu valley. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 08: Fly to Bhutan and drive to Thimpu (B/D)
Transfer to Kathmandu international airport for 1:15 minutes flight to Paro airport, Thimpu. Our Bhutanese guide will welcome you and transfer to the hotel. Depending on the arrival time, we can do some guided tour today or have rest and start tomorrow early in the morning. Overnight in Thimpu
DAY 09: Thimpu sightseeing tour (B/L/D)
During Thimpu tour we explore National Library, Heritage Museum, Third King’s Memorial Stupa, homemade paper factory, art school, wood carving, biggest statue of Buddha, Takin’s zoo, traditional medicine institute and so on. Overnight in Thimpu
Day 10: Thimphu to Punakha excursion- back to Thimpu (150 kilometers.) 7 hrs (B/L/D)
Afrer early morning breakfast, drive to famous Dochula Pass (3102 meters) where we get opportunity to enjoy the view of Himalayan range. Walk around 108 stupas and take some time for awesome pictures. Drive to Punakha Zong and if time permits, visit fertility temple through rice field terraces. Return to Thimpu for overnight stay.
Day 11: Thimphu to Paro (B/L/D)
After breakfast, drive back to Paro and Hike to Taktshang known as Tiger’s Nest.
Taktsang Monastery aka Tiger’s Nest (Tiger Lair) is the holiest monument for Mahayana Buddhists. It lies in the steep hill side in the valley of Paro. It was originally constructed in 1692 around the Taktsang cave where Guru Padmasambhava is beleived to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. Guru Padmasambhava is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan and Tibet. Overnight in Paro
Day 12: Fly Paro to Kathmandu (B)
Arrive Kathmandu by spectacular flight. After the finish the immigration formalities, our guide will transfer you to the hotel. Explore some parts of Kathmandu valley if time permits. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 13: Kathmandu Sightseeing (B)
Explore the ancient Patan city, one of the three main cities of the valley which is renowned as city of art and craft. Main highlights of Patan city are Durbar square, ancient temples, Tibetan refugee camp and Patan industrial area. Enjoy the afternoon buying gifts, souvenirs or visit more sights with our Kathmandu expert tour guide. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure (B)
Transfer to airport for the flight to home. Farewell.
Land cost will be charged in USD Per Person and it covers the services mentioned below, for price please Ask Us Now, and please mention the standard of hotel which you want to use.
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• Hotels in double sharing in listed Hotels in Tibet, Bhutan & Nepal Breakfast in Tibet & Nepal, and full meals in Bhutan
• Land transportation Car in Bhutan and Nepal , 4 wheel drive in Tibet
• English speaking local guides
• Monuments’ entrance costs
• Bhutan travel permit, Bhutan single entry visa , Tibet travel Permit, Tibet single entry Visa processing
Cost does not Include
• Meals other than indicated.
• Nepal Visa $40 each, two passport size photos
• Alcohol, internet, telephone service
• Gratitude to guide and drivers
• All Lunches and dinners in Tibet and Nepal
• Extra cost created by weather disturbances, political unrest, flight cancelation
• Rescue evacuation
• Medical insurance
• Flight tickets from home
• Cost of the flights are calculated extra
visa and permit
• Bhutan visa is pre-process by us we need to have your passport copy by scan and one photograph by scan
• Tibet visa and Tibet travel permit also pre process by us. If you are going to Tibet from Nepal, Chinese visa must be issued from Nepal. If you plan to enter china from your home please get China visa from your country.
• Nepal visa is available at the airport. You need USD 25 cash and one photograph for Nepal visa 15 days multiple entry. For 30 days you need USD 40 per person
• Bangkok-Paro flight Operates Daily (Check the flight time in This link Druk Air Flight Schedule )
• Paro to Kathmandu Direct flight operates Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday and Saturday
• Kathmandu to Lhasa flight operates Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
• Lhasa-Chengdu flight operates everyday
• This tour is more cultural and gentle adventures so all age group can enjoy it equally. we have offered some option hikes like to Tiger nest (you may take Horse too) and can add more on your request. some efforts needs to climb like Potala palace in Tibet.
• Accommodations are selected in central and peaceful location so you can move around comfortably . we use 3-5 stars hotels based on your budget and choice. all hotels have private bathrooms with hot and cold water and other basic needs.
• We use local guide and drivers who will meet you in the airports with your name cards.