Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour

  • Total Duration:17 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Overview

Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan span the most remote landmass of Himalayas at the roof of the world.

The Himalayan mountain fastness however nourished some of the unique culture and practices. The vertically raising layers of mountains and series of valleys appear as a giant staircase leading to sky touching snow peaks. Nepal was a refuge for spiritual masters and political mavericks from both India and Tibet for a long time. Rare teachings were passed down and prospered undisturbed by the outside world until recently. In the citadel of the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan persisted with the original form of Tibetan Buddhism and its unique civilization.

This makes it Tibet without Chinese, outside of Tibet. The empty highland of Tibet across the Himalayas is roved only by nomads grazing their yaks and mountain goats. The Buddhist belief fastened people of this vast land together with their religious heads, hundreds of miles away in Lhasa and Xigatse.

Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour is one of the best countries in Asia for religious spirituality as well as for adventure tour and trekking. This trip is designed so the travelers can visit Nepal Tibet Bhutan all these countries with one go.

The combination of 3 different country tour is one most adventure and marvelous attraction and breathtaking view from 3 different Himalayas counties. A traveler can have gimp some view of whole central-south Asia with a single tour. Having a Himalayan dream we will satisfy you and immerse yourself in a glorious trip designed.

Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour occupies the most isolated landmass of the Himalayas at the top of the world. The invincible Himalayan landscape however secured diverse culture and practices unstained until now.

All 3 possess the matchless and beautiful tourism places. Nepal has a wide tourism destination from past. While various adventures sports and this tourist country possess 8 of the 10 highest peaks in the world along with birthplace of Lord Buddha has significant in holy tourism.

Tibet known as the roof of the world is highlighted by Potala palace. You will observe a spiritually enlightened and awakened sentient place of his holy Dalai Lama in this tour. Tour review the Tibetan civilization is a primitive and unique one to the rest of the world along with different monasteries and temple.

The last Shangri-la on earth, Bhutan has a remarkable tourism place, stupa, and palaces. Mostly you will observe a combination of Buddhists religion, philosophy, and art in the sightseeing along with a lot of entertainment event as well as park and zoo.

This tour in newly innovated and start from Kathmandu because of its easy excess and visa process to other parts. Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour Buddhists influence places to promote the country unique culture, tradition, and lifestyle to the outside the world. In fact, Tibet and Bhutan opened its isolated to foreigners.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Sight Seeing in Kathmandu:
Day 3: Nagarkot to Kathmandu
Day 4: Kathmandu/Lhasa (By Flight)
Day 5: Lhasa
Day 6: Lhasa
Day 7: Fly Lhasa to Kathmandu (By Flight)
Day 8: Rest day.
Day 9: Fly to Kathmandu to Paro (by Druk Air). Drive to Thimphu.
Day 10: Thimphu – valley sightseeing
Day 11: Thimphu – Punakha
Day 12: Punakha – Gangtey
Day 13: Gangtey – Paro
Day 14: Paro – valley sightseeing
Day 15: Fly Paro to Kathmandu (by Druk Air)
Day 16: Rest day.
Day 17: Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival meet, assist & transfer to the hotel. Free time at Leisure / If time permits. Sunset view from Swayambhunath.An orientation of the program. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 2: Sight Seeing in Kathmandu:

In the morning, sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. At the noon, sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Drive to Nagarkot. Evening Sunset view. Overnight at Nagarkot.

Day 3: Nagarkot to Kathmandu

Enjoy the sun-rise above high mountains. Scenic walk at Nagarkot. Drive back to Kathmandu City. Sightseeing tour of Narayanhiti Royal Palace. Free time for shopping. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 4: Kathmandu/Lhasa (By Flight)

In the morning, You will fly for about an hour over the panoramic Himalayan Ranges to the capital of Tibet. Lhasa at an altitude of 3,650m is situated on the north bank of Kyichu River. On arrival, you will be welcomed by the local representative and transferred to your respective hotel.

Day 5: Lhasa

After breakfast proceeds for full day sightseeing of Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. Potala Palace, this legendary palace built atop a single hill is synonymous with Tibet by the first foremost king Songtsen Gampo. Visit Jokhang Temple, a golden Shakyamuni Buddha, Songtsen Gampo, Barkhor Marketplace,. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 6: Lhasa

After breakfast full day sightseeing of Sera Monastery, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Market. Sera Monastery, 5 Kms north of Lhasa, Sera setting is one of Lhasa’s prettiest monasteries. Once a community of more than 5,000 monks resided here and was virtually extinguished by the Chinese. Some free time for shopping or own activities O/N at Hotel.

Day 7: Fly Lhasa to Kathmandu (By Flight)

Arrival in Kathmandu international airport. Transfer to Hotel. O/n at Kathmandu in a hotel.

Day 8: Rest day.

Overnight stay at Kathmandu in a hotel.

Day 9: Fly to Kathmandu to Paro (by Druk Air). Drive to Thimphu.

The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. The first gift from Bhutan will be the cool, clean fresh air as you step out of the plane. After clearing customs and visa control you are met by your guide and a short drive will take you into Paro town for your lunch. Paro is a picturesque valley with quaint clusters of hamlets amid terraced paddy fields.

Although the site of the nation’s first airport Paro still retains tradition by way of architecture and farming. Lunch will be served at your hotel. After lunch depart to Thimphu, the modern capital of Bhutan. Thimphu has a population of about 98,500. The town is made up of just three lines of shops and is the only capital in the world without traffic lights. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Thimphu – valley sightseeing

In the morning visit the Institute of Traditional Medicine, where old healing arts such as acupuncture and herbal remedies are still practiced. Also visit the Folk Heritage Museum, which is dedicated to connecting people to the Bhutanese rural past through exhibition of items and artifacts used in rural households, Textile Museum, where the art of traditional weaving is still kept alive and preserved through exhibition and has a good collection of old textiles which are rich in its color and design. Afternoon visits the National Memorial Chorten, built in honor of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. In the evening visit Handicrafts Emporium, which has all types of Bhutanese handicrafts for sale. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Thimphu – Punakha

In the morning visit the Bhutanese Handmade Paper Factory, Zilukha Nunnery, Motithang Mini Zoo and Sangaygang viewpoint. Lunch served at a restaurant in Thimphu. After lunch depart to Punakha, an ancient capital of Bhutan. Leaving Thimphu the road climbs steeply through a forest of pine and cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochula pass (3,050 m). This pass often offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. After stopping for tea and the view, we descend along a series of hairpin bends to the fertile valley of Punakha. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Punakha – Gangtey

In the morning visit Punakha Dzong, winter seat of the Je Khenpo and the Monk Body, remarkably located between the rivers of the Mo (Female) Chu and Pho (Male) Chu and then drive to Gangtey via Wangdue, one of the major towns and district headquarters of Western Bhutan where we make a short stop to view the Wangdiphodrang Dzong dramatically located on the spur of a hill at the confluence of the Tsang Chu and Dang Chu rivers.

We then climb steadily passing through semi-tropical vegetation and then to Pelela Pass with an alpine environment of rhododendrons and dwarf bamboo. This pass is traditionally considered the boundary between West and East Bhutan. If the weather is clear the Himalayan ranges can be seen, particularly the peak of Chomolhari to the west and then finally to Gangtey, which lies on the flanks of the Black Mountains. There is an old monastery of Gangtey Gompa (under renovation) dating back to the 17th century. A few kilometers past the Gompa on the valley floor are the fascinating valley of Phobjikha.

The gentle sloping hillsides of Phobjikha is described as “the most beautiful valley in the Himalayas”. This is the winter home of black-necked cranes that migrate from the arid plains in the north to pass winter in milder and lower climate. The evening takes a walk around the beautiful valley of Gangtey which lies at an altitude of 3,000 m. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Gangtey – Paro

After breakfast drive to Paro via Thimpu and Dochula pass. Your lunch will be served at Dochula Cafeteria and then drive to Thimphu. In Thimphu, we visit the Weekly Outdoor Market, where everyone goes to buy fruits and vegetables, rice, grains, chilies and other fresh foods. The crowded stalls offer many colorful local items such as yak tail dusters, butter tea cups, turquoise from Nepal and Tibet and musical instruments. After lunch, we continue our drive to Paro via confluence. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 14: Paro – valley sightseeing

After breakfast drive the winding road to the Drukgyal Dzong, the ruined fort, which was once defended this valley from Tibetan invasions and on your way back visit Kyichu Lhakhang one of the oldest temples in Bhutan (7th century). Lunch served at a restaurant in Paro town. After lunch visit Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum.

This dzong was converted into the National Museum in 1968. The museum boasts antique thangka, textiles, weapons and armor, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. We also visit the Rinpung Dzong, built in the 17th century to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. The dzong is now used as an administration center and school for monks.

Visit Taktsang Monastery aka Tiger’s Nest (Tiger Lair) is the holiest monument for Mahayana Buddhists. It lies on the steep hillside in the valley of Paro. It was originally constructed in 1692 around the Taktsang cave where Guru Padmasambhava is believed 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 15: Fly Paro to Kathmandu (by Druk Air)

In the morning your Bhutanese escort will bid you farewell at Paro airport. Arrival in Kathmandu international airport. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight Stay at Kathmandu.

Day 16: Rest day.

Overnight stay at Kathmandu in a hotel.

Day 17: Final Departure

Transfer to Kathmandu international airport for final departure.

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