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Tibet Nepal Bhutan Tour

  • Price
  • USD 5500
  • Trip Code
  • TNBT05
  • Trip Grade
  • Moderate
  • Max Elevation
  • 5200m
  • Best Time
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Total Duration
  • 19 Days
  • Group Size
  • 2-12 people

Covering three separate countries, this tour includes Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan. Taking an overland expedition from Tibet to Nepal, as well as a short flight trip across borders to the happiest country in the world—Bhutan. You can join the shuffling, murmuring pilgrims at the kora around Jokhang Temple, and take in the famous debating monks of Sera Monastery, as they debate frantically and expressively on the philosophy of Buddhism. You will cross the vast expanse of the Tibetan Plateau, the highest plateau in the world, and delve deep into the Kathmandu Valley, to explore Nepali culture, before flying across to Paro, in Bhutan, to take in some of the unique sights of the Bhutanese culture and religion.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival & Lhasa Tour (B)
Day 02 : Lhasa sightseeing (B)
Day 03 : Again Lhasa sightseeing (B)
Day 04 : Lhasa - Gyantse ( B )
Day 05 : Gyantse - Shigatse ( B )
Day 06 : Shigatse - Tingri - EBC(5200m), 350km, (B)
Day 07 : Day 6 EBC – Gyirong Border 370km, (B)
Day 08 : Gyirong-Kathmandu (Nepal) (B/L/D)
Day 09 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing (B/L/D)
Day 10 : Drive to Chitwan(415m) (B/L/D)
Day 11: Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park (B/L/D)
Day 12 : Drive from Chitwan to Pokhara (B/L/D)
Day 13 : Pokhara sightseeing (B/L/D)
Day 14 : Fly to Kathmandu (B/L/D)
Day 15 : Fly from Kathmandu to Paro (B/L/D)
Day 16 : Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass (B/L/D)
Day 17 : Drive to Wangdiphodrang (B/L/D)
Day 18 : Drive to Paro (B/L/D)
Day 19 : Final departure to sweet home!!
Day 01 :  Arrival & Lhasa Tour (B)

Welcome to the roof of the world! You will be picked up by local tour guide at the airport hall or train station, then be escorted to your hotel in Lhasa city in a private vehicle. After arrival at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the local areas and acclimatize yourself to the air, temperature and high altitude of Lhasa.

Day 02 :  Lhasa sightseeing (B)

Start today’s Lhasa exploration with an exciting visit to the landmark – Potala Palace which is regarded as one of the most beautiful architectural building in the world. Continuing your exploration, you will then get to Jokhang Temple which is considered as the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Each day, there are thousands of pilgrims coming from different places in Tibet to the temple to worship to the Buddha. This temple is also known as the “house of Buddha” because it keeps the precious Jowo Rinpoche, the life-sized (1.5m) image of the Shakyamuni at the age of 12. The last site for today’s exploration is the famous Barkor Street. It is a circular and wide street encircling the Jokhang Temple.

Day 03 :  Again Lhasa sightseeing (B)

Today, we visit the Drepung Monastery which is located at the foot of the Mountain Gambo Utse, 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. At the same day we visit the Sera Monastery which is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City; Sera Monastery is one of three famous monasteries in the city along with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery.

Day 04 :  Lhasa - Gyantse ( B )

Drive to Gyantse-the least Chinese influenced city along the highway. The journey involves crossing of two high passes Kamba La (15,700 ft) and Karo La (16,500ft) and the follows the bank of Yamdrok Tso Lake for more than 40 miles. Check in hotel and take rest for the day.

Day 05 :  Gyantse - Shigatse ( B )

Early morning we visit Pala Manor, located in the  village Pala Manor is the only aristocratic manor preserved well in Tibet. And then we drive about 2.5 hours to Shigatse. After lunch, we will have tour to Tashilhunpo Monastery,which is also the largest and most influential Gelug Monastery in Shigatse . Here you will see a giant statue of Future Buddha, the largest one of its kind on earth ( 26.2 meters high and 11.5 meters wide ), decorated with precious pearls, turquoises, corals.

Day 06 :  Shigatse - Tingri - EBC(5200m), 350km, (B)

We will leave Shigatse for the final destination of your Tibet trip – Mount Everest. We can see the clear face the Himalaya range including several famous peaks over 8,000 meters, such as Makalu, Lhotse, Gyachung and Cho Oyu. We get to the Rongbuk Monastery (altitude: 4,980m), and get the first sight of the mighty Everest. The  Rongbuk Monastery is the highest monastery in the world. It is the best location to take some great photos of the front face of Mount Everest. The rest of today is free for you visit the Rongbuk Monastery and explore surrounding landscape.

Day 07 :  Day 6 EBC – Gyirong Border 370km, (B)

We get up early and enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak at lodging area if the weather is good. And then, we can drive you to the Everest Base Camp. After sightseeing, we will drive to Gyirong, the border which connects Tibet & Nepal. On the way, tourists can enjoy breathtaking vista of Mt. Shishapangma and the Pekutso Lake. After passing the Ghungtang Lhamo(5236M), we will arrive in Gyirong in late afternoon.

Day 08 :  Gyirong-Kathmandu (Nepal) (B/L/D)

We make complete our immigration process at  Gyirong then drive down to Kathmandu valley following the Trishuli river. We will have great opportunity to have look Nepalese Himalayan cultures and landscapes a long the way down. Shortly you will do check in and get refreshed at hotel then in evening we will have a fantastic welcome dinner together at one of the Nepalese famous kitchen which introduces you a very unique Nepalese cuisine.

Day 09 :  Kathmandu valley sightseeing (B/L/D)

This is the valley where flourished Buddhism and Hinduism together over the centuries. The ancient architectures of Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples are just spectacular. As this is the capital city of Nepal, people live together  from different walk of life and ethnic communities.  After a breakfast, we start our guiding tour to UNESCO world heritage sites;  Kathmandu Durbar square, Monkey temple and Bouddhanath stupa; the major Buddhist sites. Also if the time permits, we do Pashupatinath temple which is the biggest Hindu holy shrine in this Indian subcontinent.

Day 10 :  Drive to Chitwan(415m) (B/L/D)

After having breakfast early in the morning, we drive to Chitwan national park. It’s almost 160Km away from Kathmandu. On the way, we could see some of interesting country side local lifestyles and their traditional houses, Trishuli river coming down to the plains from Himalayas and local vendors selling their products. The motor road is in good conditions. Shortly after Kathmandu, we cross the Thankot hill then we climb down to the crystal clean beautiful Trishuli River. We follow this river up to Narayanghadh, from there ends hilly region of the country and we catch Nepalese west-east motor highway. Now we make straight to east getting Sauraha, Chitwan national park. Also we can stop on the way for the short breaks and photography. We do lunch at our 3* hotel where we will be staying two nights.  After Lunch, we do some short hiking around the national park nearby our hotel.

Day 11:  Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park (B/L/D)

Chitwan Natioanal Park was established(1973) and UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984 is  well known for wildlife adventure of a different kind – jungle safaris, bird watching, canoe rides, village tour and jungle walks.This is the best place to live of world’s endangered great one-horned rhinos as well as the Royal Bengal tiger, leopards, monkeys, and the splendid gaur bison. More than 440 species of birds are found in this ornithologist’s heaven, including the giant hornbill,  and the paradise flycatcher. We start our activities by exploring different wild species along the riverside by jeep. Also we take canoe ride to discover the habitat of crocodiles in the river then we visit Elephant Breeding Centre. Also we will take an Elephant ride which is the most pleasant activities in the park. Our last program will be the Tharu cultural dance: A melodious ethnic dance performed by men and women.

Day 12 :  Drive from Chitwan to Pokhara (B/L/D)

Today we drive to Pokhara (240 Km, 08 hrs.) which is another charming town you will visit. On the way, you will enjoy landscape photography along with the beautiful views of the  countryside.

Day 13 :  Pokhara sightseeing (B/L/D)

Pokhara is famous for sightseeing, mountain views and many adventurous outdoor activities. We will tour following beautiful places- Devis fall – It is known as Patale Chhango (waterfall), situated about 2 km south-west of Lakeside Pokhara. It has made gorges and flows through the caves.International Mountain Museums- this is a place to get historical information of mountaineering. It includes all information about the highest peaks, climbing activities, lifestyle in the Himalayas and challenges. Phewa Lake & Barahi Temple – It is a second largest lake in Nepal and a central tourist attraction in Pokhara. It is also a spot for water fun activities like boating and kayaking.

Day 14 :  Fly to Kathmandu (B/L/D)

We fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon or early in the morning. We will have a farewell dinner in at Kathmandu. If we take flight early morning, you will have time for last minute gift shopping or strolling around your hotel. Our flying to Kathmandu will give us a incredible views of sky touching Himalayas.

Day 15 :  Fly from Kathmandu to Paro (B/L/D)

After lunch, visit Memorial Chorten,a monument dedicated to the Third King of Bhutan. Late His Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wang chuck. The inside paintings and statues provide a very rare insight into Buddhist Philosophy.Changangkha Monastery, Takin Preserve centre and Sangay Gang view point, the Largest and tallest statue of Buddha in the world and Tashichho Dzong.

Day 16 :  Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass (B/L/D)

If the weather is clear, we stop for a while at Dochula pass to view Higher Himalayas. While in Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River). For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The third King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk convened the First National Assembly here in 1952.

Day 17 :   Drive to Wangdiphodrang (B/L/D)

En-route stop a while to view Chimi Lhakhang also called the “Temple of Fertility” built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley also popularly known as “Devine Mad man” in 15th century. Enroute sightseeing in the valley of Wangdiphodrang, it includes: visit to Wangdiphodrang Dzong (from outside) built in 1638. Legend relates that as the people were searching for the site of the Dzong; four ravens were seen flying away in four directions. This was considered auspicious sign, representing the spread of religion to the four points of the compass. The Dzong is situated at the confluence of Mo Chu and Tang Chu rivers.

Day 18 :  Drive to Paro (B/L/D)

We tour the Bhutan’s most iconic landmark, Taktsang Monastery, the Tiger’s Nest. This awe-inspiring temple was constructed upon a sheer cliff face, above forests of oak and rhododendrons. The national museum, Ta Dzong, is also set in Paro. An ancient watchtower that displays hundreds of ancient Bhutanese artefacts and artwork including traditional costumes, armour, weaponry and handcrafted implements for daily life. The collection at the National Museum preserves a snap-shot of the rich cultural traditions of the country.

Day 19 :  Final departure to sweet home!!

 We promise you to meet again in this magical planet Nepal. We wish you a very happy journey onward to sweet home! Sweet home!!Sweet home!!!.

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OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • Private professional English-speaking local tour guide in Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan
  • A comfortable vehicle with a private driver in Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan
  • Airport pick up and drop off in Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan
  • All necessary travel permits in Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan
  • All accommodations listed in the itinerary, based on double-occupancy
  • Shigatse, guesthouse or tent in Mount Everest and Gyirong
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary. ( “B” for breakfast; “L” for lunch; “D” for dinner)
  • Entrance fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary
  • A container of Oxygen for emergency usage while traveling to Mt. Everest.
  • Service Charge (the planning, handling, operational and communication charges) & government taxes.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in Nepal
  • Flight cost from Kathmandu to Paro (Bhutan)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner each day in in Nepal and Bhutan
  • Exclusive medical kit
  • Mineral water each day
  • Toilet paper each day
  • Entertainments like dancing, singing etc.

OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • Visa fees to China, Nepal, Bhutan

  • Personal expense
  • Flight to Lhasa and out of Paro
  • Travel insurance (Recommended)
  • Tips and gratitude to tour guide and driver
  • Flights to and out of Lhasa (We offer flight/train bookings if you need)

  • Meals in Tibet that not specified in the itinerary (Average meals cost in Tibet is USD5-10/per)
  • Any alcoholic drinks

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