Nepal Bhutan and Tibet Tour

Duration: 15 Days(5)of 1 reviews

Overview

  • Duration 15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Trip Area Multi Country

Highlights

  • 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 Potala Palace of the Dalai Lama
  • Enjoy the enchanting valleys of Paro, Thimpu, and Wangdu/Punakha

In South Asia, Nepal Bhutan and Tibet’s journey is the mish-mash of companionship where everything is possible to do. These high lands settled in the Himalayas are some of the most adventurous destinations in the world as Nepal is a mix of culture and nature, Bhutan is the Last Shangri-La and Tibet is the roof of the world. This trip is not for everyone. You need to have a lot of guts to go for this trip as it has some of the best things found in and near the Himalayas that stretch from Burma to Afghanistan. The trips start with a flight to Bhutan and then it goes to Nepal and exits from Tibet. The best and must-visit places in all three countries are included in the program.

Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is located mainly in the Himalayas but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain. The Tour in Nepal gives you insights into tourism activities where visitors can enjoy diverse cultures, religions, and people. Nepalese people welcome travelers with warm hospitality and traditions to tour Nepal. Nepal offers primitive city areas, despite the onrush of modernism structures, still, follow traditions that date back hundreds if not a thousand years for tours.

Nepal is a beautiful and fascinating country, and this tour has been designed to give you a taste of many of the country's highlights, without featuring any strenuous trekking or white water rafting activities (these can always be added in if you wish). You'll see Hindu and Buddhist temples and stupas, explore interesting hilltop villages, see spectacular mountain views and enjoy some wildlife safaris in Chitwan National Park.

Tibet, on the lofty Tibetan Plateau on the northern side of the Himalayas, is an autonomous region of China. It's nicknamed the “Roof of the World” for its towering peaks. It shares Mt. Everest with Nepal. Its capital, Lhasa, is the site of hilltop Potala Palace, once the Dalai Lama’s winter home, and Jokhang Temple, Tibet’s spiritual heart, revered for its golden statue of the young Buddha.

Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs), and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.

Itinerary

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In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to drop you off at our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure, you will be on your own and you can do whatever you want to do for refreshment. But we definitely will be happy to guide you around the city.

On the second day of arrival, we will be interacting with each other. After early breakfast, every guest needs to arrive at the Company to review their trip so that they can buy and manage the required stuff for their trips. After talking about the trip, we will be taking our guests for a cultural sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley.

The destination for sightseeing includes Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.

During flights, we can relish the stunning scenery of the Himalayas consisting of sanctified Chomolhari and Jichu Drake peaks. At the airport, you will be welcomed by a representative from Himalayan scenery treks and expedition who will take us to our hotel. After lunch, our journey begins, first we visit Rinpung Dzong, an important ‘fortress of the heap of jewels.

Next, we visit Kichu Lhakhang, the temple made in the country before times. From here we will go to the Drugyal, which was constructed to memorialize Bhutan's victory over Tibetan interlopers. If the day remains clear we can able to see Mount Chomolhari, Bhutan's second-highest mountain, at 7,314meters. Overnight in Paro.

Early in the morning after having breakfast, we hike for 4 -5 hours to Taktsang Monastery well-known for Tiger’s Nest. It is Bhutan's most renowned monastery to be found at 3,180 meters. Guru Rinpoche is said to have soared on the back of a tigress to reflect in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. The monastery is rested on the top of a steep cliff, around 900 meters directly above the Paro Valley. After you explore the monastery, we head ahead towards the valley floor and leave for Thimphu. Overnight in Thimphu.

In the morning, we drive to Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) Tower and then hike for 1 hour to Wangditse Gompa on the smoothed way along with the great sight of Tashichho Dzong. From here, you will have stunning sight of the Samtenling Palace. It is also home to the fourth King. After visiting the Gompa, we return back to Thimphu.

Along the way, you will visit the mini Zoo where you see the Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. After lunch, we visit the nunnery temple, the National Library (which houses the oldest documents), and the National Institute of Traditional Medicine. We may also go to the Handicraft Emporium, the traditional paper factory, and the majestic Tashichho Dzong. In the evening, we enjoy strolling in the streets of Thimphu with the local lifestyle. Overnight in Thimphu.

After enjoying the beautiful morning with breakfast, we drive to Dochula pass, where we can get beautiful views of the Himalayas. We will hike for about 2 hours to get to Lungchutse Monastery from 108 chortens. The path will cross rhododendron forests. Next, we walk through the high ridges sprinkled with colorful Buddhist prayer flags which offer us remarkable sights of the Himalayas.

After lunch, our rides descend through the rhododendron, fir, and hemlock forests. At Metshina Village we will stop and takes the 20-minute walk to reach Chimi Lhakhang along the rice fields, which is a fertility temple dedicated to the Divine Madman or Lama Drukpa Kuenley. Overnight in Punakha.

In the beginning, begin our 2-hour hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten after driving 12 km north of Punakha. It also contains intricate paintings dedicated to the old group of Buddhism. On the way back, we visit the Punakha Dzong, the second oldest and the second largest Dzong in Bhutan which was built in 1637. In the afternoon, we drive to Paro and spend the night. Overnight in Paro.

Today we will fly back to Kathmandu. Arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airpot, a representative for Himalayan Scenery Treks and Exp. will transfer you to your hotels. Rest well or you can use the free time to explore Thamel city and buy some souvenirs for your friends and family. 

Early morning, we take an hour-long flight to Lhasa. The flight takes us over Mt.Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,536m), and other beautiful Himalayan peaks and attractive glaciers. Upon our arrival in Lhasa, a representative from Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will pick us up from the airport for about an hour’s drive to our chosen hotel in Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa.

Today, we visit the attractive Palace which was built in the 17th century. The palace provides you with what you have never seen before, wonderful views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, many grand state rooms, and sanctuaries. Sera Monastery is an unspoiled monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Here, Jokhang Temple is another significant site that unties more deep-rooted thrillers of Tibetan Buddhism. We may stroll through Barkhor Bazaar (market. Overnight in Lhasa.

After breakfast in the early morning, we move towards Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. Today’s journey will be time-consuming because it takes about 8 or 9 hours throughout the day. We drive past Khamba La Pass (4,794m) and enjoy the views of Yomdrok-Tso (Turquoise Lake). It is one of the sacred lakes in Tibet and the remarkable Mt. Nazin Kang SA (7,252m).

Headed for the west, we pass across another pass, Karo La (5045m) from where we get beautiful views of the royal glaciers. Upon accomplishment of Gyantse, we visit the Khumbum Stupa, Phalkot Monastery, and Gyantse Dzong, which is one of the best-maintained dzongs in Tibet. From Gyantse, we continue to Shigatse enjoying charming mountain landscape along the way. Overnight in Shigatse.

Today, at first you will drive by Lhatse, which is 150km to the southwest of Shigatse. Along the route, you will have beautiful sights where you can take photos of your galleries or for some memories. This route contains a two-lane asphalt road with a smooth road surface for most parts. In some areas, the road is a little bumpy. After some hours you will reach Lhatse to stay overnight there. 

Very good morning with a peaceful atmosphere in Lhatse. After breakfast head for a visit to the inherited monastery of the Sakya group of Tibetan Buddhism, Sakya Monastery. Sakya Monastery is also known as the “Second Dunhuang”. It is because of its rich collection of arts and historical remnants, which includes 24,000 Buddhist books, 3,000 Thangkas, and many Buddha statues, porcelains, wall paintings, etc.

Here, you will see several gray and white walls painting and ancient temples. Then we will leave Lhatse and drive for 3 hours to reach Shigatse. Here you will have lunch and complete a short rest. Then another drive of 5 or 6 hours on a well-maintained highway back to Lhasa. Overnight stay in Lhasa. 

In the morning you will visit the remaining place nearby Lhasa. After lunch, you will be transferred to the Lhasa Gonggar airport. Afterward, flights take off within one hour you will be in Kathmandu.

From there the representatives of Himalayan scenery treks will transfer you to the hotel. Next, in the early evening, you can have a sundown stroll Thamel area also well-known for the tourist market. From here you can make some memories or some gifts for your family members too. Today, the day is last so you will be invited for a Nepali typical dinner with live Nepali music. Overnight stay at the hotel.

    The journey full of excitement, enriching experiences, and exploration of natural, historical, and cultural heritage has now come to an end today. If you haven’t extended your stay in Nepal, we shall assist you with your onward flight to your destination.

    Our representative shall escort you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight. We are sure that you’ve enjoyed one of the best holidays trip ever & will go back home with unforgettable memories of this amazing country. It’s been wonderful knowing you. We hope to see you again.

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    Cost Details

    Included

    • Double occupancy in listed hotels in Tibet, Bhutan, and Nepal. Breakfast in Tibet and Nepal and 3 meals per day in Bhutan
    • Land transportation by car in Bhutan and Nepal, 4 wheel drive in Tibet
    • English speaking local guides
    • Entrance fees
    • Bhutan travel permit, Bhutan single entry visa, Tibet travel permit, Tibet single entry visa processing

    Excluded

    • Meals other than indicated
    • Nepal visa $40 each plus two passport size photos
    • Alcohol, internet, telephone service
    • Gratuity to guides and drivers
    • All lunches and dinners in Tibet and Nepal
    • Extra cost due to weather disturbances, political unrest, flight cancellations
    • Rescue evacuation
    • Medical insurance
    • Flight tickets to and from home
    • Cost of the flights are calculated extra

    Useful Info

    In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concerns. All the alternations or changes to the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

    Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Hotel and Accommodation

    In cities and large towns, you will be accommodated in good quality properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.

    We provide you with a 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are in Kathmandu (i.e. for 2 Nights). During your Bhutan and Tibet tour, we provide you with the standard hotels (also 2 to 3-star hotels) for your accommodation.

    In Tibet and Bhutan Tour besides the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan to luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

    Meals

    A variety of meals are available in most hotels where we stay overnight. Among the food served in the hotel, some of the most popular are Indian, Chinese, Nepalese, Bhutanese, Tibetan and the more common continental food. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are also available in every restaurant and hotel.

    All the food and Beverages included in the package are provided by the company itself. We will be served all meals in Tibet. We will have breakfast and lunch at the hotel where we stay for the night. On the everyday tour, the tour leader will decide the available place and stop for lunch.

    Upon your arrival at Kathmandu after the successful trekking journey, we will provide a farewell dinner consisting of authentic Nepalese cuisines.

    Transportation for the Trip

    We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up. We also provide all private ground transportation facilities during your trip to Tibet and Bhutan.

    Guide, Crew Member, and Group Size:

    The Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet Tour is organized for a lone traveler to a maximum of 15 people at once. In case of more number of travelers, we split the group into two as per the number of travelers. Each group is accompanied by a well-experienced and professional English-speaking tour guide.

    Booking and payment:

    For the trip outside Nepal; such as Bhutan, Tibet, and India you will need to pay 50% of the total cost as advance payment. Once you have paid the 50% of total cost along with the copy of your passport and flight details we can confirm and book your trip to Bhutan, Tibet, and India. The remaining cost can be paid after you arrive in Nepal for your trip. You will have various options to pay i.e. either you can pay by cash or you can do bank transfers and use credit cards. So, you can check our website for bank details and if you are willing to pay by using cards you can navigate to our website or contact us for more info.

    Dress Code in Bhutan

    Bhutan has a fairly formal dress code for both Bhutanese and visitors. Below mentioned dress code is mandatory in order to visit fortresses, monasteries, and temple in Bhutan. 

    • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
    • Full pants/long skirts
    • Any type of shoes with socks
    • No Hats, No Umbrella, No Slippers, No t-shirts, No short skirt, and No half-pants
    • Photographs are allowed in the courtyard only.

    Language

    Bhutan

    The national language of Bhutan is “Dzongkha” which means the language (Kha) spoken in Dzong. Dzongs are the fortresses established throughout Bhutan by religious leader Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in the 17th century.

    Some useful Bhutanese phrases during tours:

    Hello: Ku-zu-zam-po-la (meaning good health)

    Welcome: Joen pa Leg So

    How are you: Ga Day Bay Zhu Yoe Ga?

    Good wishes: Tashidelek!

    Thank You: Ka din chey la

    See you: Lok jey gay

    Goodbye: Lus la “or” Laso la

    Tibet

    In Tibet, the Tibetan Language is mainly spoken. Tibetan is the official language of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. The written language is based on Classical Tibetan and is highly conservative.

    Apart from the Tibetan language, the English language is also used in the tourism business. Similarly, languages such as Nepali and Hindi are also spoken by the Nepalese and Indian Merchants.

    Some useful Tibetan phrases during tours:

    Hello: Tashi dele

    How are you: Kherang kusug depo yin pey

    Good day: Nyinmo delek

    Thank You: thoo jaychay

    See you: Lok jey gay

    Goodbye( when leaving): kale shoo

    Personnel Expenses

    Personnel Expenses are largely influenced by your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Tibet Trek and Tour. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail of Tibet and Bhutan. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs of the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips, and many more.

    Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staffs. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

    Visa Processing and Permit

    China and Tibet visa is pre-processed by our company itself. We just need to have your passport copy by scan on our e-mail. We will
    send you an electronic visa in your mail. You need to print and carry the e-visa to fly to Tibet and Bhutan.

    Your passport must be valid for more than 6 months at the time of travel in Bhutan and Tibet.

    * Notes: There are regular flights from Kathmandu Nepal, to Tibet and Bhutan. For flights and package details please contact us now*

    Why Book With Us?

    • Best price
    • Best safety records
    • Easy payment processing
    • Customizable trips as per your needs
    • Departure for every booking
    • Best customer care
    • Specialized care and considerations
    • Easy cancellation conditions

    Booking Requirements

    Please provide us with your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit a 10 to 20 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay the rest of the amount before the flight. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer, or online. Please visit here for payment details.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellations of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearrange the schedule.

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