11 days Nepal Tibet and Bhutan Tour is including major highlights of three Himalayan countries. Easy tour package including Kathmandu valley of Nepal, Lhasa in Tibet and Paro, Thimpu in Bhutan. This tour is possible to run as single traveler or as a group. Nepal Highland Treks also can provide you small group joining tour. Tour itienrary can be customised in private tour as per clients interest.
Nepal Tibet and Bhutan Tour is an exploration of three Himalayan countries of south Asia. Our 11 days package tour itinerary is a major exploration of the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour includes visiting the UNESCO heritage site in Kathmandu of Nepal, the major attraction of Lhasa in Tibet, visit Paro and Thimpu in Bhutan. Tour is all about cultures and nature. Nepal Highland Treks provide you expert local guides for Nepal Tibet and Bhutan Tour. This tour is suitable for those who are looking for easy tours with small kids or other family members or those who want to take experience in Himalayan countries within short periods.
Nepal Bhutan Tibet Tour begins from Nepal. An option, you also can land first either in Bhutan or in Tibet Lhasa. Explore highlights of Kathmandu valley in Nepal. Visit UNESCO heritage listed Kathmandu Durbar Squire, Bhaktapur Dubar Squire, The Buddhist stupa of Bauddhanath, and Swoyambhunath names as monkey temple. Another visit is the biggest Hindu temple Pashupatinath. Kathmandu valley “City of Devotees” is the experience of unique cultures, century’s old arts, and architectures. You also have the option to add an hour Himalayan flight to have experience of panoramic mountain views including the world's highest peak Mount Everest.
The second destination of this Tour in Bhutan. Bhutan is a fresh and unique land of livings Buddhist cultures. It is 3 nights 4 days Glimpse of Bhutan Tour provides an introduction of western Bhutan’s sights. One hour flight to Paro from Kathmandu gives scenic views of the Himalayas. Get a major visit of the biggest Zhong in Thimpu, Paro including a hiking tour to Tiger Nest (Taktsang Monastery). If you add one more day can include Punakha town via Dochula pass.
Lhasa Tibet, The roof of the world is rich in Tibetan Buddhist cultures, world-renowned heritage sites, and famous monasteries including Potala palace. Lhasa is a developed city but has preserved the oldest monuments properly. Visit Potala Palace, the winter residence of Dalai Lama. Jokhang temple considering being the holiest man-made architecture of Tibet. Norbulinka Palace, the summer palace of Dalai Lama. Famous monasteries Sera and Drepung, which are the biggest schools of teaching Tibetan Buddhism. Besides that visit the oldest and unique Tibetan local market Barkhor squire. Tour begins from Kathmandu taking Himalayan flights to Lhasa.
Bhutan Nepal Tibet Tour can starts first from Nepal, from Bhutan, or from Tibet. Any group size can take chance to get Bhutan Nepal Tibet Tour with us. If you are a single traveler and want to travel at a reasonable cost, Nepal Highland Treks can provide you group joining the tour. We also can customize your tour plan as per your time frame.
Day 01:Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Nagarkot and Overnight at Hotel 2195m
Day 02:Explore Nagarkot, Changunrayan, Bhaktapur Durbar Squire, Bauddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple. overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 1350m
Day 03:Fly to Lhasa (3,656m) Overnight at Hotel
Day 04:Sightseeing in Lhasa. overnight at Hotel
Day 05:Second day sightseeing in Lhasa. overnight at Hotel
Day 06:Fly back to Kathmandu and sightseeing Swoyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar squire. overnight at hotel.
Day 07:Fly to Paro Bhutan and drive to Thimpu (2,300m) Overnight at Hotel
Day 08:Exploration at Thimpu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 09:Drive back to Paro and exploration of Tiger Nest. Overnight at hotel
Day 10:Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel
Day 11:Departure home
This tour can starts first from Nepal, from Bhutan or from Tibet. Any group size can take chance to get Nepal Tibet and Bhutan Tour with us. If you are single traveler and want to travel with reasonable cost, Nepal Highland Treks can provide you group joining tour. We also can customize your tour plan as per your time frame and interest.
Visa arrangement of Nepal Tibet and Bhutan
Nepal visa is on arrival. When you arrive at any immigration of Nepal, arrival visa will stamp in your passport. Visa fee of Nepal is USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for 3 months multiple visa.
Tibet visa and permit we manage which comes in package. Tibet travel permit takes about 10 to 25 days to prepare. It is issued by Tibet Tourism bureau and only authorize agencies are allow to apply it for their clients. Individually permit applying does not allow. Tibet visa depend from where you enter Tibet. The main entering immigration to Tibet is from mainland China and from Nepal. Rules of Tibet permit and visa is different when you enter from China and from Nepal. Nepal Highland Treks arrange Tibet travel permit and visa although rules of these are unstable and will inform it in confirmation time.
Bhutan Visa is on arrival stamping but before reaching at Bhutan has to get Bhutan visa approval which is approved by tourism council of Bhutan. Any tourist other than Bhutanese need to buy per day tour package and accordingly the package, tourism council issue visa approval. With the visa approval, immigration will stamp visa in your passport when you reach there. We only need your passport copy to issue visa approval.
Where to land first?
Land first either at Lhasa Tibet, Paro Bhutan or Kathmandu Nepal all are ok. We can compare flight fair and compare of benefit to arrive where to land first. Landing first at Lhasa is good through China route by train or by flight. Landing at Bhutan is route through Bangkok, Dhaka, India or Nepal. Going to Tibet and Bhutan have direct flights from Nepal.
Accommodation in the trip
Accommodation in entire tour is 3 star category hotels in the cost. You can upgrade hotel in to 4 or 5 star every nights and entirely Nepal Tibet and Bhutan. You also have choice to choose below 3 star hotels to reduce tour cost. Accommodation as per itinerary and cost is including twin sharing (2 peoples in one room)
Food and drinks in the trip
Everest morning breakfast is included in the same hotel while you are in Nepal and Tibet. 3 times local typical meals are including while you are in Bhutan. Bar bills, extra drinks including drinking water is extra paid from the package.
Booking procedure and Payment
Your valid passport copy by email is enough for us to prepare Bhutan visa approval and Tibet travel permit. USD 300 per person is advance in booking confirmation time. Rest of the amount is pay at your arrival time. You can pay by cash, bank transfer or by our online system. Paying by credit card charges more 4%. If there will be air ticket we have to issue for you, full advance payment of air ticket cost is require.
Minimum cancelation charge of the tour is USD 300 per person once it is reconfirmed. Cancellation charge of air ticket (if we have issued) is as per airlines rules. Cancellation your tour in less than a week charges USD 600 per person.
Rules from Tibet are keep changing and not stable. They may change rules any time without prior notification. If your tour is disturb by any different rules of Tibet visa and permit or any immigration rules disturb the tour, the expenses is bear by travel self.
Day 1Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Nagarkot and Overnight at Hotel 2195mPickup you from International airport. Drop you to Nagarkot. It is 32 kilometer driving takes about 1 hours time. Nagarkot is one of the hill side near from Kathmandu is good spot to explore green valleys and Mountain with best sunrise view. Check in hotel and little discussion about your program. Enjoy your evening staying in cool place
Day 2Explore Nagarkot, Changunrayan, Bhaktapur Durbar Squire, Bauddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple. overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 1350mEarly in the morning explore Mountain and sunrise view from Nagarkot. Take your time to take breakfast. we than start our tour to Changunarayan Temple (A beautiful and historical temple is a living museum with genuine work of art). Bhaktapur Durbar Squire (Oldest king palace, City of Devotees,the City of Culture, the Living Heritage, and 'Nepal's Cultural Gem), Bauddhanath stupa (Largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple) and Pashupatinath temple (most sacred Hindu temples of Nepal with livings arts and architectures). After tour tour, drive to Thamel, Touristic hub of Kathmandu and overnight.
Day 3Fly to Lhasa (3,656m) Overnight at Hotel After breakfast you are taken to Kathmandu airport for your flight to Lhasa. Fly with Air china or Sichuan Air. On arrival at Lhasa Airport you are met and taken by our Tibetan guide to your hotel Lhasa where you will spend the nights. This afternoon is at leisure and it is necessary to relax and acclimatize.
Day 4Sightseeing in Lhasa. overnight at Hotel After your breakfast start to visit major places in Lhasa city. The Potala Palace: Winter palace of Dalai lama considering of 13 stories and 1000 rooms. Drepung Monastery: the biggest and the richest of all the monasteries in Tibet. School of over 10000 monks and governed 7700 subsidiary monasteries. Bharkhor Bazaar: largest and oldest market in Tibet. You walk through the heart of old Lhasa with its narrow streets white- washed stone homes, windows framed in black and brightly painted woodwork and almost everyone has something to sell.
Day 5Second day sightseeing in Lhasa. overnight at Hotel After your breakfast, start to visit Sera Monastery: Situated to the north of Central Lhasa, it is Tibet’s the second largest monastery. Jokhang Temple: Situated in the heart of old Lhasa, it is the most sacred and oldest temple in Lhasa. Norbulinkha Palace: The “Jewel Park” as it is known in Tibetan, was built in the 18th century by 7th Dalai Lama and served as the summer palace of the 13th and 14th Dalai Lamas. back to hotel for overnight
Day 6Fly back to Kathmandu and sightseeing Swoyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar squire. overnight at hotel. Early in the morning transfer to Gonggar airport from Lhasa city. Take an hour flight to Kathmandu. Pickup from Hotel. Drive to Patan Durbar squire: Oldest king palace. Soyambhunath Stupa at the top of Kathmandu valley and Kathmandu Durbar squire as oldest king palace with living goddess Kumari. Back to hotel and overnight
Day 7Fly to Paro Bhutan and drive to Thimpu (2,300m) Overnight at Hotel Flight to Paro is most spectacular mountain flights , with a constantly changing panorama of some of the highest mountains on earth. Pickup your from Airport and take Lunch. After lunch enjoy afternoon sightseeing 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 Rimpong Dzong 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. Afterwards, drive to the capital of Bhitan, Thimphu (1.5 hours) following the Pachu River. Check in Hotel and Dinner
Day 8Exploration at Thimpu. Overnight at Hotel Enjoy a full day of sightseeing, including a visit to the National Memorial Chorten. This temple was first initiated by the Third King as a protection from the negative elements of modernization, and as a monument to world peace. The Royal Queen Mother completed it as a memorial Stupa for the Third King who passed away in 1972. Continue on to 12th century Changangkha Temple and Drubthob monastery housing the Zilukha Nunnery. Other sites to visit include: the School for Arts and Crafts where students are taught the 13 types of Bhutanese art, The National Library housing the collection of Bhutanese scriptures dating back to the 8th century, the Traditional Paper Factory displaying the Bhutanese paper making process, and a fascinating replica of a medieval farmhouse at the Folk Heritage Museum. If your visit to Thimphu coincides with the weekend, you can walk through the Thimphu Market to see the variety of food of Bhutan, including basket upon basket of fiery chilies, cheese and a variety of greens. (This market is open only from Friday-Sunday).
Day 9Drive back to Paro and exploration of Tiger Nest. Overnight at hotel After breakfast, drive back to Paro and Hike to Taktshang known as Tiger’s Nest. Taktsang Monastery or Tiger’s Nest is the holiest monument for Mahayana Buddhists. It lies in the steep hill side in the valley of Paro. It was originally constructed in 1692 around the Taktsang cave where Guru Padmasambhava is beleived 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 hotel at Paro
Day 10Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel After your breakfast in Paro hotel, drive to airport. Our guide from Bhutan will assist you to take airport and take boarding pass. receive from Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel. Get free time for shopping or take rest in Hotel. Evening dinner at cultural Nepali restaurant with team of Nepal Highland Treks.
Day 11Departure home Drive to International airport for your final departure. It is rules that you have to reach airport 3 hours before of your flight time.
If our fixed departure dates are not suitable as per interested date, we can run your trip in any date you want. Cost of the tour can be offered same.
Special note about the Tour: This tour can starts first from Nepal, from Bhutan or from Tibet. Any group size can take chance to get Nepal Tibet and Bhutan Tour with us. If you are single traveler and want to travel with reasonable cost, Nepal Highland Treks can provide you group joining tour. We also can customize your tour plan as per your time frame.
My family had a wonderful time exploring three great Himalayan countries. We hiked, we rafted, we relaxed and enjoyed the view. We learnt heaps about Buddhism and the respective countries cultures - a trip of a life time. These guys provided excellent tour guides and an itinerary full of interesting places. If you get the opportunity to check out the Potala Palace in Tibet or hike Tigers Nest in Bhutan - do so !
- Vanessa Lamb and Family, Australia