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Nepal Bhutan & Tibet Tour

Season: Oct & Apr Location: Nepal, Bhutan & Tibet Altitude 3,650 M Difficulty level Moderate
Trip Fact

Destination : Nepal, Bhutan & Tibet

Duration   : 15 Days

Style Of Tour : Cultural, Religion & Hisotrical

 

 

Accommodations
  • Kathmandu = 05 nights
  • Bhutan         = 05 nights
  • Tibet             = 04 nights
Meals
  • Breakfast = 14
  • Lunch       = 05
  • Dinner      = 05
Total Price
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Activities: Nepal Bhutan & Tibet Tour
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About Nepal Bhutan & Tibet Tour

Nepal, Bhutan & Tibet which lies in the foothill of the Himalayas is a must visit place in case if you are thinking of travelling to this end of the planet. Travelling to these different places will reward you with an insight about the diverse interesting features these countries possesses. The historical monuments, spiritual places, mountains and friendly people with interesting culture will be the excitement of the tour.
Nepal the king of Himalayas with Kathmandu Valley as its capital possess some of the world heritage sites worth exploring. It is the historical and architectural point of Nepal with some beautiful historical spots listed in the World Heritage Site. While waiting for our Chinese Visa for Tibet we will be busy exploring these heritage sites, walking through old narrow lanes of Kathmandu, stroll around local market and lively Thamels streets for souvenirs.
Then it is Bhutan one of the few remaining Shangri Las on Earth, and a magical place where centuries-old tradition has survived and coexisted with modernity. As soon as you land up in Bhutan you will be presented with fresh air, this is completely a carbon neutral country. The beautiful Dzongs and the monasteries, the traditional farmhouses that punctuate the countryside, prayer flags fluttering, and friendly people with well preserved culture will be amazing to experience.

Trip winds up with a visit to Lhasa the heart and soul of Tibet.Lhasa has some magnificent monasteries, fascinating culture and authentic Tibetan food.Potala Palace one of the wonders of Tibet which rises above the Holy city will be amazing to explore. Visit the holiest shrine of Tibet the Jokhang temple and stroll around the famous Barkhor circuit which is a combination of pilgrim circuit, market place and ethnic melting pot.Observe the interesting monk debating in one of the famous Gelugpa monastery. Then enjoythe day trip crossing over Kampala pass (4,794 m) to one of the holy lakes of Tibet with the spectacular snowcapped mountain at the backdrop.

Trip Highlights:
    • Ancient Palace, important religious site around Kathmandu Valley
    • Trans Himalayan Flight with fantastic view of Mt. Everest 8,848 m
    • Dzongs, Villages, famous Takstang Monastery(Tiger Nest)
    • Beautiful Monasteries/palace of Lhasa.
    • Visit to one of the holy lake of Tibet Yamdrok Tso(Turquoise Lake)

You will be warmly greeted by our representative at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu upon your arrival. After escorting to your designated hotel in the city you’ll be assisted in checking into your room. Before checking in, the timing and location for a short briefing session concerning your trip will be arranged.

Includes : Airport Transfer and accommodation

Today after breakfast, we start our tour with a visit of SWAYABUNATH Stupa known to be the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. This stupa which is perched atop a hill on the western edge of Kathmandu is the birth place of Kathmandu valley and represents Buddha’s mind.
Then from there we drive down to heart of the city to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, the seat of Royalty in the earlier days. Although many of the structures has been damaged by the 25th Earthquake but some monuments are still intact exposing the beautiful wood work of the ancient times. You might also be lucky to see the living Goddess Kumari during your visit here. From there we walk through the local typical Nepali market experiencing the activities to colorful and vibrant Thamel streets. Here also you can find some great restaurants to have lunch.

After bit late in the afternoon we move from Thamel to the most holy Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupatinath. This is a two tiered golden roof and silver door temple dedicated to a manifestation of Shiva called Pashupati (Lord of Animals). The exact date of foundation of the shrine is not known but the first historical records date from the 13th century. The site has sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries along the banks of the sacred Bagmatiriver. In the evening we can see the performing of the Arati. The Arati is an expression of one’s complete and unflinching love towards God. It is sung and performed with a deep sense of reverence, adoration, and meditative awareness.

Overnight at the Hotel

Includes : Breakfast , Sightseeing tours & Accommodation

This day initially we will drive around 18 Km east of Kathmandu to Bhaktapur Durbar Square which is an ancient palace rich in traditional art, architecture and historical monuments. It is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal.

If in case weather is good we will drive little bit further to Nagarkot to see the mountain view.

After witnessing the old Nepali palace we drive to Babar MahalRevisted, five courtyards of Kathmandu’s best shopping & eateries in a historic Rana Palace setting – here we will visit Siddhartha Art Gallery (www.siddharthaartgallery.com) which has been active in promoting contemporary Nepalese art and striving to introduce international perspectives in art, to the Kathmandu community. Here you can also have your lunch as there are nice restaurant with good foods.

Then drive toBoudhnath Stupa the largest in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. It was built around 14th Century in the shape of giant mandala or diagram of the Buddhist cosmos.
Surrounding Boudhanath Stupa are streets and narrow alleys lined with colorful homes, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, and street vendors.
In the late afternoon it is wonderful to be in Boudhnath as you can see people offering prayers, lightning the light and  circumbulating the stupa. After, we return back to Hotel for an overnight stay.

Includes: Breakfast, sightseeing tour & accommodation

Today is a free day so that you can explore the town on your own. In case if you desire to have some other tours please do advise we can always include some tours for this day. Obtain Chinese Visa in the afternoon.

Overnight at the hotel

Includes : Breakfast & Accommodation

The flight into Bhutan on a clear weather day will offer some dazzling scenic views of some of world’s highest glacial peaks. As you enter Paro valley, you will sweep past forested hills with the slivery Pa chu (Paro river) meandering down the valley below. ParoDzong (fortress) and Ta Dzong (watch tower) on the hill above the town will be fine sight. After finishing your immigration formalities you will be met by our Representative at the arrival hall.

After lunch enjoy afternoon sightseeing (depending on flight schedule) around Paro, including a visit to the Ta Dzong Museum housing many religious relics, works of art and handicrafts offering a great orientation into Bhutan’s historical, cultural, and religious past. Next, visit the RimpongDzong to see the painting of the great saint Milarepa, considered as the master of meditation by the Bhutanese and believed to have attained enlightenment in a lifetime.

Then we drive 1 ½ hrs to Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu, an exciting blend of tradition and modernity.

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Thimphu.

Includes :Arrival pick up&transfer to Thimphu on a private vehicle, Lunch, Dinner and accommodation.

Our tour today starts with a visit to the National Library which holds a vast collection of Buddhist texts and manuscripts, some dating back to several hundred years. After, we visit the Institute for ZorigChusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where student undertake a six year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. Then we visit the National Institute of Traditional Medicine (outside only), where the medicinal herbs abundant in the Kingdom are compounded and dispensed, and traditional medical practitioners are trained. After our tour takes you to the National Memorial Chorten, the building of this landmark was envisaged by the third king, His Majesty JigmeDorjiWangchuck, as a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it is a both a memorial to the late king (‘the father of modern Bhutan’), and a monument to world peace. The painting and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. We continue our tour by visiting the Folk Heritage and National Textile Museums
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Includes :Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner; Tour with Local English speaking guide, entrance fee during sightseeing tours, accommodation and private transportation

Drive over the Dochu-La pass (3,100 meters), which on a clear day offers an incredible view of Himalayan peaks before descending into balmy Punakha valley (about 3 hrs total driving time). The drive through the countryside affords a glimpse of everyday life in this most remote of Himalayan kingdoms. In the Dochu-La area there are vast Rhododendron forests that grow to tree size and bloom in late April/early May covering the mountains in a riot of glorious spring colour.
Punakha was the ancient capital of Bhutan. On arrival, visit PunakhaDzong, the “Palace of Great Happiness” built in 1637 by the Shabdrung, the ‘Unifier of Bhutan’. It is situated at the confluence of the Mo Chu and Pho Chu (Mother and Father Rivers) and is the winter headquarters of the Je Khenpo and hundreds of monks who move en masse from Thimphu to this warmer location. The three story main temple of the PunakhaDzong is a breathtaking example of traditional architecture with four intricately embossed entrance pillars crafted from cypress and decorated in gold and silver. It was here in 1907 that Bhutan’s first king was crowned.Dzong’s are large monasteries and district administrative centres, which were once strategic forts.

After lunch, enjoy a walk to ChimiLhakhang, temple of the DrukpaKuenly who is also known as the Divine Madman. He inherited the Divine Madman title since he revolted against the orthodox Buddhism in his time. He taught the people that religion is an inner feeling and it’s not necessary that one should be an ordained monk. He is also considered a symbol of fertility and most childless couples go to his temple for blessing. Overnight at your hotel in Punakha/ Wangduephodrang.

Includes :Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner; Tour with Local English speaking guide, entrance fee during sightseeing tours, accommodation and private transportation

In the morning we drive to Yabesa village then after hike through rice fields up to KhamsumYueleyNamgyalChorten, built by her majesty the queen AshiTsheringYangdonWangchuk. This Chorten is perched high on a hill on the bank of the river, it houses paintings belonging to Nyingmapa Traditions.
Take a picnic lunch on a picturesque riverside before exploring the WangduephodrangDzong. Built in 1639 the strategically located Dzong is perched on a spur at the confluence of two rivers.
Drive back to Paro, visiting SemtokhaDzong en route. The Dzong, built in 1627, is the oldest in Bhutan. It now houses the Institute for Language and Culture studies. On arrival in Paro, check into the hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Paro.
Includes :Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner; Tour with Local English speaking guide, entrance fee during sightseeing tours, accommodation and private transportation

After breakfast,we visitTaktsang Monastery which is one of the most spiritual places of Bhutan. It is birthplace of Bhutanese Buddhism and has been built on a sheer cliff face 900 metres above the valley floor. Also it is also one of the most challenging monasteries to get to. It involves drive of around 20 minutes to the car parking lot then 2 hours uphill walk through tons of prayer flag and views of the valley.(for those who cannot hike we will arrange a horse for transfer up to the viewing point). Once we reached there we will visit temples etc. The great Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown here on the back of a tigress when he brought the teachings of the Buddhist Dharma to Bhutan in the 8th Century. He then mediated in a cave there for three months where the monastery was later built. Refreshments and lunch will be arranged in the tent specifically pitched on the path to Taktsang Monastery.

Return back to the hotel.

Includes : Local guide, entrance fee during sightseeing tours, private vehicle during the tour, accommodation& Meals as stated above.

Today transfer to airport for your flight to KATHMANDU – upon arrival in Kathmandu transfer to the hotel – check in and rest of the day free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Includes : Breakfast&airport transfers

In the morning at 0700, transfer to the airport for flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival your guide will greet you outside the baggage claim area at Gonggar Airport, where the altitude is 3,650 meters above sea level. A comfortable drive of little bit more than an 1 hour will take you to your hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel our Representative will help you to check in the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel

Includes : Airport transfer and accommodation

First day of the tour in Lhasa will take you to Drepung monastery, once the world’s largest monastery which used to housed more than 10,000 monks. It was also the resident of the Dalai Lama prior to Potala Palace. Although several destructions were taken place in different time but still you have lots of things to see by walking through numbers of narrow and twisted lanes.
After we visit another great Gelugpa Monastery Sera built in 1419 by JamchenChojiSakyaYeshi a disciple of Tsongka pa. This is one of the best preserved monasteries in Tibet, where several hundred monks live and study within it’s whitewashed walls & golden roofs.Colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines are held here and these employ a style distinctive from those at Lhasa’s other famous monasteries.
Later, we visit the summer palace of Dalai Lama ‘Norbulingka. It is situated in the western suburb of Lhasa City, at the bank of the Kyichu River, about one km (about 0.6 mile) southwest of Potala Palace. The garden covers an area of 360,000 square meters (about 430,000 square yards), with 374 rooms inside. It is the biggest man-made garden in Tibet Autonomous Region.
Overnight at the hotel.
Includes : Breakfast; private vehicle for sightseeing tours; entrance fee; local English speaking guide in Tibet & accommodation

Your exciting excursion to the splendid Potala Palace is schedule in the morning. Originally built in the 7th century as a winter Palace of Dalai Lama this is the greatest monumental structure in all of Tibet. It symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. Currently, it is the largest treasure house of this mysterious land, attracting a great number of travelers and pilgrims every day. UNESCO has declared it as the New Seven Wonders Of The World.

After lunch, our tour will take us to the Jokhang Temple which is located in the city center. Constructed in the 7th century, it is one of the most spiritual temples in Tibet. It attracts crowds of prostrating pilgrims from all over Tibet. This temple has the best architectural combination of Tibet, Han, Nepal and India. Around the temple, it is the thriving bazaar of the Barkhor Street which assembles a large number of pilgrims, travelers, businessmen and expats. Today’s exciting journey will come to the end after visiting the Tibetan Traditional Medicine Hospital.

Overnight at the hotel

Includes : Breakfast, Local English Speaking Guide, tours with private vehicle, entrance fee & accommodation

Today is day excursion to Yamdrok Tso (Lake) one of the most beautiful highland lake in Tibet and one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet. Situated at an elevation of around 3,800 m it is around 150 km South west of Lhasa and takes around 2 ½ hrs each way. YamdrokYumtso Lake is a kind of low salt lake formed by the snow melted water from the snow capped mountains nearby. The lake looks like a holy sapphire. Under the clear azure sky, the clean water of the lake is as smooth as the surface of fine blue jade. Yamdrok Lake is said to be the female Guardian of Buddhism in Tibet. Every year, many local Tibetans and visitors from Lhasa and from other places would come here for pilgrimage or sightseeing.

Drive goes along the Tsangpo River, it involves crossing of Kampala Pass (4,794 m) from where you can get a fantastic distant view of the Holy Mount NyenchenKhangsar, the Dumo Plain and mountains in the south. We will descend to the bank of Yamdrok Tso Lake, admire the stunning beauty then after we will visit Samding Monastery as well as visit one of the local Tibetan families to see their way of life. May be if we are lucky, we will be invited for a coup of butter tea. After, we retreat back to Lhasa for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Includes : Accommodation on breakfast basis, excursion to Yamdrok Tso with Guide and private vehicle,

Transfer to the airport for flight to Kathmandu and get connected to your onward flight.

Includes :Breakfast and transfer to the airport

Breakfast and transfer to the airport.

Nepal :

  • 05 nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • Sightseeing tours as stated above with local guide, private transportation and entrance fee
  • Arrival/departure transfers

Bhutan :

  • 05 nights/06 days Bhutan tour inclusive of twin sharing accommodation on Full Board basis (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), tour with the Local Guide, entrance fee during the tour, private vehicle, visa fee.

Tibet :

  • 04 nights/05 days Tibet Tour inclusive of twin sharing accommodation on BB basis, Local guide for the tour, private vehicle during sightseeing tour, entrance fee, Tibet Travel permit.
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Nepal entry visa i.e. 30 days for US $ 40.- net per person payable on cash. Please note that the passport validity should be atleast 6 months on the date of departure from Kathmandu.  You will need on passport size photograph
  • Meals as stated in the program
  • Flight fare KTM/PARO/KTM
  • Flight fare KTM/LHASA/KTM
  • Visa fee for Tibet
  • Your personal gears for travelling
  • Travelling Insurance
  • International flight tickets
  • Any extra cost incurred in case of political turmoil, natural disasters, epidemics, flight cancellation, sickness etcetc

Anything not mention in the included box

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