Nepal Bhutan Tibet Tour
Nepal Bhutan Tibet Tour facts
Trip Profile:Tour Mode: Hotels-Lodge and Guest House
Tour Grade: Leisure and moderate with short walks on tour.
Tour Activities: Sightseeing- exciting drives with scenic flights.
Nepal portion: 07 Nights and 08 Days from arrival to final departure
Bhutan portion: 04 Nights and 05 Days.
Tibet portion: 05 Nights and 06 Days.
Total Trip: 16 Nights and 17 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Season: March to May and September to November
NEPAL- BHUTAN- TIBET TOUR
What to Expect?
Exciting Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet Tour within its historical and religious sites Sweeping flight overlooking great chain of Himalayan peaks with Mt. Everest Explore impressive culture, traditional life of Himalayan people of great interest Visit beautiful world heritage sites of Kathmandu-Lalitpur and Bhaktapur citiesTour of Bhutan the land of ‘Thundering Dragon’ visiting its interesting monuments On world’s highest and largest plateau in Tibet with fabulous mountain views lifetime experience tour of Tiger Nest, Potala Palace and scenic Pokhara valley .
Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet Tour one of the rare combination offered by EncountersNepal, an adventure around Himalayan great cities where you can experience immense culture and custom of varied Himalayan people as per their age-old heritage.
Nepal , Bhutan and Tibet Tour certainly fascinates you with wonderful memorable time around places of interest within the exotic destination of Himalaya, a great trip of more than two week duration with glorious and interesting time that you can experience on this marvelous Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet Tour.
All tours based at Kathmandu the capital and commercial city of Nepal, where all our exciting trips begins and completes starting from Kathmandu to reach at Himalayan Kingdom at Bhutan, known as the land of ‘Thudering Dragon’.
A swift scenic flight takes you to land at Paro in Bhutan with fabulous time visiting at places of immense interest with famous Taksing monastery and at Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan.
With interesting and exciting time at Bhutan back at Kathmandu for tour around its famous world heritage sites, and towards beautiful and scenic Pokhara located on the laps of massive Annapurna Himalaya, here with wonderful time overlooking mountain views and stunning sunrise.
Our final adventure takes you on top world highest and largest plateau in Tibet, where air journey leads you over great Himalayan peaks of Everest and Makalu with other lesser chain of peaks.
In Lhasa and around Tibet with impressive tour which leads you to far and beyond from Lhasa with glorious sightseeing of famous monasteries including magnificent Potala Palace and Tashilumpo Monastery of Shigatse, and then heading back to Kathmandu after completing one of the most exciting and marvelous trips with an experience of a lifetime memorable moments on Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet Tour.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
First step into Nepal on reaching at Kathmandu international airport where our staff and representative will receive you with warm welcome and transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city, in a quiet peaceful area and yet close to the city main markets.
After getting refreshed our guide or staff will brief regarding your holiday in Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet Tour with necessary details and information with evening group dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurants.
Day 02: Fly to Paro 2,280 m in Bhutan via Druk Air and transfer to hotel.
Morning our first trip around Himalayan countries begins flying into Bhutan at Paro. National carrier “Druk Air” takes you to land at Paro Bhutan international airport offering views of high snow capped peaks including Mt. Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga on reaching Paro airport.
After immigration and visa formalities our guide in Bhutan will receive for the drive to your hotels in Paro, with afternoon free at leisure to browse around Paro markets and observe the native culture and traditional life.
Day 03: In Paro full day sightseeing tour.
Morning after having breakfast, our native guide of Bhutan will receive you for short drive with an hour steep climb to Bhutan’s famous landmark of old Taksang Monastery known as Tiger's Nest, an amazing spot of Buddhist monks and priests as retreats and meditation place.
This monastery located on overhanging rock cliff with views of Paro city, snow capped peaks, after an exciting tour downhill with short drive to visit 17th centaury Ta-Dzong, later converted into the National Museum in 1967, afternoon free at leisure for stroll around Paro shops and markets.
Day 04: Drive to Thimphu 2,310 m 54 k.m - 02 hrs journeys.
Morning after breakfast depart for Bhutan capital city at Thimphu, an interesting drive of few hour riding along rural countryside dotted with farm villages and terraced fields enjoy the Buddhist cultural villages.
As drive reaches at Thimphu a semi-modern city and a capital of Bhutan, in Thimphu check in the hotels, after refreshment and lunch our guide will take you on a tour of memorial stupa, indigenous hospital, where traditional medicine is still practiced and the painting school.
Day 05: At Thimphu for sightseeing tour at places of interest
At Thimphu tour leads you to visit Zilukha Nunnery, traditional painting school, memorial Chorten and Stupa, afternoon visit handicraft emporium display of all kinds of handicraft products of Bhutan.
Afternoon free time for nice stroll around the city and to observe interesting
market and bazaar with last day in Thimphu and Bhutan before another adventure.
Day 06: Morning drive to Paro airport for flight back to Kathmandu.
Morning after a hearty breakfast drive takes you back at Paro airport for sweeping scenic flight to Kathmandu with amazing scenery of snowcapped peaks all along the flights, on reaching at Kathmandu international airport transfer back to you hotel with afternoon free for individual activities.
Day 07: In Kathmandu sightseeing of world heritage tour.
After breakfast our city and tour guide will take you for short drive and walks in the heart of Kathmandu city showing you around the true side of Nepal with historical monuments at old Durbar Square (Palace courtyard), teems with life in the harmony of Nepalese culture, the area with ancient building of temples and palaces of Malla times listed at World Heritage Sites.
From here a short drive west of Kathmandu with tour of famous and old Swayambhunath Stupa, the oldest monuments of Nepal dates back more than 2,600 years old one of the famous landmark of Kathmandu and Nepal.
From here visit the Hindu Pashupatinath temple one of the holiest sites for Hindu pilgrims dedicated to Lord Shiva, and then visit Asia’s largest Stupa of Bouddhanath an interesting place full of life with shops and stores.
A Buddhist large dome shaped Stupa with mystical eyes of Buddha on four cardinal direction, this area also known as ‘Little Tibet’ due to many Tibetan origin people who resides around with similar culture and traditional life of Tibetan Buddhism religion.
Day 08: Drive to Pokhara 860 m transfer to hotel nearby Phewa Lake-06 hrs.
With fabulous tour around famous World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu, morning a scenic and interesting drive takes you towards Mid West Nepal to reach at beautiful Pokhara city.
A drive of exciting six hours on reaching at Pokhara transfer to hotel by the serene Phewa Lake, with time for walks around the lake side stepped with shops, restaurants, stores and hotels with grand views of the lake and Annapurna peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal known as ‘Fish Tail’.
Day 09: In Pokhara sightseeing with Sarankot sunrise over Annapurna peaks.
Early morning a short drive to Sarankot hill top for stunning sunrise views over array of Himalayan peaks, includes Dhaulagiri in the far west with massive Annapurna Himalaya and Manaslu range of mountains.
Sarankot located at 1,460 m high a famous and popular view point, from here back to hotel, and then drive for tour around Pokhara at places of interest visiting its beautiful cascading waterfalls of Devis Fall, Maheswor Gufa a deep large cave and then visit the old native areas of Pokhara to observe more of hill people culture and traditional life.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
After a grand and marvelous tour of beautiful Pokhara, located on the laps of Annapurna Himalaya, morning drive reaches you back at Kathmandu in late afternoon with time and preparation for next adventure to Tibet.
Day 11: Fly to Lhasa 3,660 m in Tibet drive to Lhasa city and transfer to hotel.
Morning transfer to Kathmandu international airport for scenic flight of hour or little more to land at Tibetan soil, truly a great flight over world highest mountains Everest and Makalu with range of snowcapped peaks.
On arrival at Gongar Tibet international airport, after visa and passport formalities where our Tibetan guide and drive will receive you for short drive into Lhasa city, a smooth drive entering into tunnels and over farm areas and towns and then reaching the city of Lhasa.
Our hotels situated on the old part of Lhasa near the famous Barkhor market square and Jhorkang Temple, which is in the eastern part of the city.
In Lhasa with time for walks around the colorful Barkhor square, where you can witness people from all parts of Tibet visiting Lhasa on pilgrimage tour.
Day 12: In Lhasa with sightseeing tour around places of interest.
From morning till late afternoon engrossed with interesting tour which includes famous and large Drefung monastery located west of the city on a hill, famous monastery acutely it was a university for Buddhist practice, and home of many Dalai Lama before moved to Potala Palace.
An interesting tour of Drefung and then head towards center of Lhasa for exciting tour of magnificent Potala Palace, the famous landmark of Tibet built around 15-16th Century by 5th Dalai Lama, where originally King Tsongsa Gampo used to mediate in a little cave where Potala was built.
After a fabulous and interesting tour head back to hotel for lunch and refreshing break, and then a short drive to Shera monastery where you witness large young monks of practice debating, an interesting part of this monastery visit.
Day 13: Drive to Shigatse 3,900 m via Gyantse- 06 hrs.
After a lovely pleasant time in Lhasa, a scenic long drive leads you towards south of Lhasa to reach second largest city of Tibet at Shigatse, an exciting overland journey crossing few high passes of Khamba-la above 4,800 m with excellent views of Tibetan landscapes with snowcapped mountains including the turquoise Yamdrok Tsho Lake.
Drive leads downhill past beautiful Yamdrok Tsho Lake to reach at Gyantse after crossing a high pass of Karo-la at 5,050 m with views of glaciers and icefalls of Nzongkhantsa peaks.
At Gyantse as time allows visit Khumbu Stupa and other important monasteries and continue drive for few hour to reach at Shigatse city and transfer to hotel after a good scenic drive of six hours.
Day 14: In Shigatse visit Tashilumpo monastery complex and local market.
Morning after breakfast our tour leads you at the centre of the city visiting the famous Tashilumpo monastery with golden roof top, the home of his holiness Panchen Lama which is 2nd important after Dalai Lama.
Visit the interior of the monastery and chapels of great interest and then tour of local markets to witness the daily life of Tibetans with colorful shops and stores.
Day 15: Drive to Lhasa afternoon free at leisure.
With enjoyable and exciting time at Shigatse, morning drive leads on local highway which is the shortest route to Lhasa, allowing you to see more of Tibetan beautiful landscapes, villages and towns.
Drive leads north following the great Yallung-Tsangpa also known as Brahmaputra River which flows from holy Mt. Kailash in western Tibet, as journey continues past farm areas and towns to reach back at Lhasa for last overnight in Tibet.
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Morning transfer to Gongar airport bidding farewell to our Tibetan guide and driver, where a scenic flight of an hour and fifteen minutes lands you back at Kathmandu international airport.
After a glorious and exciting time in Tibet then transfer back to your hotel with rest of the day free for shopping or one can use for individual activities.
Day 17: International departure for homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal and around great Himalaya, after a marvelous time in Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet Tour, transfer to airport for the flight back home or to respective countries and port of call.