Tibet Bhutan tour – two of the most beautiful countries in the world—are waiting for you on this Best of Himalayas tour. You’ll spend four nights each country. You’ll see the must-see attractions in each nations on your guided sightseeing tours, including the Pothala palace and Tiger’s nest, where you’ll see the oldest structures of the ancient city. You will transit Kathmandu see the 12th-century temples and palaces . we will hike to Thaksang monastery to the hill where the tiger’s nest is hanging.
On this picturesque Tibet Bhutan tour, you will also have special experiences that bring you inside the destinations. We’ve included special dinners in Bhutan, so you can try out local specialties. you will visit local handicraft factory to learn about artifact making. Also enjoy an exciting flights between the countries.
From the vibrant cities to the peaceful, blue sky. snow capped mountain, this vacation to Tibet Bhutan is sure to enlighten all of your senses.
Trip Facts – 13 days Trip
• Tour Cost: Ask our expert
• Group Size: 2+
• Best Season: April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
• Trip Type: Popular
• Tour Grade: Moderate vehicle based touring involving some gentle walking and one optional day-hike to Takshang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) in Bhutan.
• Activities: Cultural Sightseeing Tour, Easy walking
• Accommodation: Hotels & Resorts with your Budget
• Dalai lama’s Potala Palace and Tibetan plateau in central Lhasa
• Visit Dalai lamas Pothala Palace and Tibetan plateau and central Lhasa
• Trek to Tiger’s Nest Monastery ( Takshang Monastery ), explore Punakha, Thimpu and Paro valley
Day 01: Flight to china – either Beijing or Chengdu/ overnight at Hotel.
we hand over you Tibet travel permit to fly to Lhasa next day.
Day 02: 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 03: 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 04: 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 05: 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 06: Fly to Kathmandu (B)
Take panoramic-Himalayan flight to Kathmandu, Nepal. After the immigration formalities, meet guide and get transferred to the hotel.
Day 07: Fly to Bhutan and drive to Thimpu (B/D) KB
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 08: 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 09: Thimphu – Punakha tour(2 ½ hrs.)
Drive through Dochula pass, the second highest road pass in your trip at 3010m. When the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a short tea break continue to sub tropical Punakha. Afternoon visit the Souvenir Making Center and the Punakha Dzong (fortress) which houses the most elaborated temple in the country.Overnight: Punakha | Altitude: 1350m Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang Monastery), bhutan tours
Day 10: Punakha – Phobjikha tours (2 ½ hrs.)
Check out of the hotel & visit Chimi Lhakhang on foot, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus. En route visit Wangdi town and continue to Phobjikha over the highest road pass on your trip at 3140m.Visit Gangtey Gompa, the largest and the only monastery of the Nyingmapa sect in western Bhutan.Evening relax in your hotel or take a stroll. Overnight: Phobjikha | Altiude: 2900m
Day 11: Phobjikha – Paro tours (6 hrs.)
Start early retracing the drive to Paro. In Paro visit the National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. One can also venture to try local restaurant for dinner. Overnight: Paro | Altitude: 2200m
Day 12: Paro Sightseeing tour
Visit Kichu Lhakhang, one from the 2 oldest temple in the country, historic Drukgyal Dzong (Fortress) and hike to Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang Monastery), the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff over looking the Paro Valley. Evening at leisure Overnight: Paro
Day 13: Fly Paro to Bangkok / Delhi / Kathmandu or Singapore (B)
Land cost USD 2790 based on 4 stars hotels in Nepal and Tibet, A grade hotels in Bhutan
Extras and Subject to change
flight to Tibet from Home USD 650
Tibet to Kathmandu USD 390
Kathmandu – Bhutan Singapore USD 730
• Hotels in double sharing in listed Hotels in Tibet, Bhutan & Kathmandu
• Breakfast in Tibet & Nepal and full meals in Bhutan
• Land transportation Car in Tibet, Bhutan
• English speaking local guides
• Monuments’ entrance costs
• Bhutan travel permit, Bhutan single entry visa
Cost does not Include
• Meals other than indicated.
• Nepal Visa $25 each.
• Alcohol, internet, telephone tips to guide and drivers
• All Lunches and dinners except bhutan.
• Extra cost created by weather disturbances, political unrest, flight cancelation Rescue evacuation
• Medical insurance
• Airport Tax
• Flight tickets from Home
• Cost of the internal flights are calculated extra
Visa and Permit
• Beijing Stay: Overnight in Beijing at Hotel. Today we hand over your original
• Tibet travel permit which you need before flying to lhasa.
• If you plan to enter china from your home please get China visa from your country
• Bhutan visa is pre-process by us we need to have your passport copy by scan and one photo graphs by scan
• 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 need USD 40 per person
Hotel 4 star in Lhasa – Xing Ding Hotel
Hotel Shambala- 4 star in Kathmandu
Hotel in Thimphu – Thimphu tower – A grade
Tashi Namgey resort Paro – A grade