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Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour

Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour

View of Annapurna range from Sarangkot

Overview

Trip Highlights;
  • Glimpse of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan sightseeing
  • Amazing sunrise view over Annapurna range from Sarangkot Hill
  • Lhasa Sightseeing includes Potala Place, Norbulingka Palace, Tibet Museum, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar
  • A day excursion to Ganden Monastery and Drayerpa Cave in Tibet 
  • A day hike to Bhutan’s famous Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s Nest) 3180m
Trip introduction;
Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition has been offering trip to Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan with better combination of three most beautiful countries in south Asia. The tour covers most popular places in Nepal – Kathmandu & Pokhara, in Bhutan – Paro, Thimpu & Punakha, in Tibet – amazing places of Lhasa. This 14 days multi country tour is best way to explore and experience taste of natural and cultural attractions in those three countries.
 
Nepal Tibet and Bhutan sightseeing tour with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts from Paro – Bhutan. In first day of our tour, we visit oldest temple of Bhutan - Kichu Lhakhang & Rinpung Dzong in Paro. Next day, we enjoy with 4-5 hours hiking trip to Bhutan’s famous Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s Nest) which is situated at 3180m. Then at evening, we transfer to Thimpu. Next day, our journey leads to Punakha with scenic drive through forests of rhododendron, fir and hemlock forests as well as we enjoy with crossing of amazing Dochu La Pass 3100m. We visit, one of the oldest and largest Dzong of Bhutan – Punakha Dzong in Punakha. After there, journey backs to Paro airport for fly to Nepal. The trip includes sightseeing tour of world heritage sites in Kathmandu for a couple of day includes; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhu Nath Temple, Pashupati Nath Temple, Bouddha Nath Stupa, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. From Kathmandu, we transfer to beautiful lake city Pokhara. In Pokhara we can have a day sightseeing tour around several attractions. Half an hour drive from Pokhara to Sarangkot hill offers you to have amazing sunrise views over Annapurna range. Similarly, our sightseeing tour goes to Lhasa via Kathmandu airport with a scenic flight. During our 3- days stay at Lhasa, we visit landmark of Tibet – Potala Place, Norbulingka Palace, Tibetan museum, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang temple, Ganden Monaastery, Drayerpa cave and Barkhot Bazaar. Finally fly back to home as per flight schedule after accomplish awesome sightseeing tour of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan with NGT

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival and sightseeing in Paro [2250m/7382ft]
Day 02: Drive from Paro to Thimphu [2320m/7610ft] [54 km Drive]
Day 03: Drive from Thimphu to Punakha [1250m/4100ft] [76 km, 2 - 3 hrs]
Day 04: Drive from Punakha to Paro [2250m/7382ft] [140 km, 4 hrs]
Day 05: Fly from Paro to Kathmandu [1300m/4264ft] [1 hr flight] then sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 06: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Day 07: Drive to Pokhara 
Day 08: Early morning sunrise view over the Himalayas from Sarangkot Hill
               Full day Sightseeing pokhara, evening free for boating at Fewa Lake
Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 
Day 10: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa 
Day 11: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum
Day 12: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar
Day 13: A day excursion to Ganden Monastery and Drayerpa Cave
Day 14: Final departure

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival & Sightseeing at Paro [2250m/7382ft]
You will be greeted by our representative at Paro Airport on your arrival schedule. Then a drive towards Paro City for having Lunch. After lunch we will visit Ta Dzongs which is an ancient watch tower that was converted to National Museum of Bhutan in 1968. We will get a brief glimpse of Bhutanese history, culture and tradition at the Museum. Then, we will visit Paro Rimpung Dzong which is located below the National Museum. A short distance of walking will lead us through are several number of archery grounds where we might get lucky to catch an archery match in action. As a matter of fact, Archery is the national sport of Bhutan. We will spend our overnight at Paro.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 02: Drive from Paro to Thimpu [2300m/7544ft] [1 hr Drive]. Sightseeing tour at Thimpu. 
After breakfast we will take an hour's drive towards the modern capital city of Bhutan - Thimpu. At Thimpu we will make visits to National Memorial Chorten, National Library - for witnessing piles of priceless Buddhist manuscripts, Bhutan Folk Heritage Museum - where we can learn about Bhutanese household and lifestyle as the museum exhibits items and artifacts used in rural household. After lunch we will visit Textile Museum - where traditional art of weaving is still preserved. There is a fine collection of old textiles with fascinating mixture of colors and designs. We will also visit the Handicraft Emporium that has impressive Bhutanese handicrafts for sale. In the evening , walking the streets of Thimpu is a good idea. We will spend our overnight at Thimpu.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 03: Drive from Thimpu to Punakha [1350m/4428ft] [2-3 hrs Drive]. Sightseeing at Punakha.
Today we leave Thimpu and take a scenic drive over through Dochula Pass at 3050 meters which offers panoramic views of Himalayan ranges of Bhutan. Our drive journey heads towards the fertile valley of Punakha. At Punakha, we will visit Punakha Dzong (second oldest and second largest Dzong of Bhutan) - fortress that was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Rinpoche. Punakha Dzong is remarkably located between the two rivers of Mo (Female) Chu and Pho (Male) Chu and houses the most elaborated temple in Bhutan. It is the ancient capital of Bhutan and served as the winter capital (settlement) for more than 300 years. We will spend the overnight in Punakha.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Drive from Punakha to Paro [2250m/7382ft] [140 km, 4 hrs]
Today we will take a drive from Punakha and drive along the same route passing through Thimpu to reach Paro. We will make several stops along our drive journey for visiting sites with religious and cultural significance.  After arriving at Paro you will be transferred to the hotel. It is the last day at Bhutan, so feel free to stroll around the souvenir shops at Paro in the evening. 
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Fly from Paro to Kathmandu [1300m/4264ft] [1 hr flight] and Sightseeing in Kathmandu
After breakfast you will be transferred to Paro Airport for taking a flight to Kathmandu which takes about one hour of fly journey. Our representative will pick you up at Kathmandu Airport at your arrival schedule and then you will be transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu. After some rest at the hotel we will do some sightseeing around the world heritage sites of UNESCO. We will explore Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. In the evening it is worth taking a walk around the busy shopping market streets of Thamel. 
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Today we will continue our sightseeing tour around Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. During the sightseeing you will see many interesting architectural monuments, handicrafts, wood carvings, stone carvings, paintings and several fascinating temples that reflects Nepalese rich culture and heritage. We will spend the whole day sightseeing and drive back to our hotel.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara [5-6 hrs Drive]
After breakfast we will take a six hours drive to Pokhara which is located 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. Our drive goes along the banks of Trisuli River. After some hours we will follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that leads us directly into Pokhara. Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with beauty of Pokhara. 
Accommodation: Standard Hotel 
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Early morning sunrise view over the Himalayas from Sarangkot Hill. Full day Sightseeing pokhara, evening free for boating at Fewa Lake
We start early and take a drive towards Sarangkot Hill for enjoying the magnificent sunrise view over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Moreover, the whole Pokhara valley can be seen below from the viewpoint of Sarangkot. We will spend some quality time at Sarangkot and drive back to our hotel. We will have our breakfast and spend our day sightseeing around Pokhara. In the evening, boating at Fewa Lake is the best way to end our day in Pokhara.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu [5 hrs drive]
It takes approximately four to five hours drive to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara. We drive along Prithivi Highway which offers scenic hilly zigzag roads through the banks of Trishuli River. The daily activities of the local people can be seen along the road when we pass through many villages and towns. Once we arrive at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at the hotel or take a walk around the streets of Thamel as it is the last night in Kathmandu.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa 
Today you will be transferred to Kathmandu Airport for a flight to Lhasa. Our representative will greet you at Lhasa Gonggar Airport on your arrival schedule. You will then be transferred to the hotel in Lhasa where additional information about the sightseeing will be given. As you have reached over 3,500 meters above the sea level, it is best that you rest and stroll around the places in the evening for acclimatization. Spend the overnight at the hotel in Lhasa - the capital , heart and soul of Tibet.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 11: Sightseeing in Lhasa [Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace] 
After breakfast we will visit the Potala Palace which is one of the most monumental of structures in Tibet. The massive palace was built around the 17th century. We will explore and reveal the enormity of Potala Palace which was designed to serve numerous diverse functions. It was the place where Dalai Lama and his large entourage resided and where all the ceremonies were held. All administrative and political decisions concerning the country were made from here. The sacred images, spectacular tombs of Dalai Lamas, large chapels, storage chambers, treasuries - all contributes to Potala's extraordinary status.
After lunch we will visit Norbulingka Palace which was established by the Seventh Dalai Lama, Kelsang Gyatso around the 18th century. Since the middle of 18th century the palace has been the official summer residence of the Dalai Lama. The palace consists of more than 400 rooms and chapels. Besides, the ' Jewel Park ' or the garden of the palace is highly acknowledged for being the biggest man made garden in whole Tibet.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 12: Sightseeing in Lhasa [Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar ]
After breakfast we will visit Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 AD by Sakya Yeshe - a principal disciple of Tsong Khapa. The complex of Sera comprises of 'Tsokchen' (Great Hall), three 'tratsangs' and thirty 'khangtsens'. A khangtsen is a residential compound with chapels reserved for monks coming from different parts of Tibet, whereas a tratsang is an educational institution that offers specialized studies to monks.
Then we will visit Drepung Monastery which was founded in 1416 AD by Jamyang Chöje - a leading disciple of Tsong Khapa. The major structures of the monastery follow a simple architectural comprising of a courtyard, a large hall and inner chapels. Also, the tombs of three Dalai Lamas are sited at Drepung. Around 500 monks and their young novices have returned to live at Drepung since the early 1980's.
Our next attraction destination is Jokhang Temple. It has earned its reputation as Tibet's most sacred temple. The temple was built by King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century. The vast majority of its extant statues dates from 1980 onwards whereas most of its murals are from the 18th and 19th centuries. We will explore the temple's rich historical artifacts that have been well preserved.  
To end our long sightseeing day we will take a walk around the busy market of Barkhor Bazaar. The open air stalls, souvenir shops and crowds of pilgrims truly makes this market the center-point of Lhasa. After a long day of sightseeing we head back to our hotel for the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 13: A day excursion to Ganden Monastery and Drayer Pa Cave
Today we will drive towards Ganden Monastery. An excursion around Ganden Monastery will let us admire and discover extremely delicate sculptures as well as the decorated armor of Emperor Qianlong. After lunch we will drive towards Drayer Pa Cave where there are around 30 caves. We will spend some time exploring around the caves and then drive back to Lhasa for overnight stay.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 14: Final departure
You will be transferred to Lhasa Gonggar Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

Start Date End Date Price in USD Availability Booking
October 2, 2017 October 15, 2017 $ 3155 OPEN Book Now !
October 16, 2017 October 29, 2017 $ 3155 OPEN Book Now !
November 6, 2017 November 19, 2017 $ 3155 OPEN Book Now !

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Your Program Duration = 14 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • Airport to Hotel Pick up(s) and Drop(s) by Private Vehicle
  • All required ground transportation by private vehicles in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan
  • Standard Hotel accommodation in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan
  • All meals includes during Bhutan stay
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan including all entry fees, experienced native guides and required transport by private vehicle
  • BB Plan during Nepal and Tibet tour 
  • Flight from Bhutan to Nepal and Nepal to Tibet
  • Visa Fees for Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet entry
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners 
  • All applicable Taxes, VAT and service charges 

Service does not includes

  • All personal expenses 
  • Other services not mentioned in the 'What Is Included' section
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guides and drivers

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Reviews

Bhutan – Nepal – Tibet tour was memorable :))

Just returned back from multi country holiday trip to south Asia, which was really great experience. We realized we choose better company to have our memorable holiday experience. Experience guides, friendly drivers comfortable accommodations provided by Nepal Guide made our perfect holiday. Firstly we request via email to Nepal Guide, their prompt response and informative answer attracted us. As per our preference, they made tailor-made program for us to visit 3 countries Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan perfectly. We did not have any idea about visa procedure and travel procedure to Tibet and Bhutan – staff from NGT did it. We did not have any bad experience during trip – we enjoyed each and every second of our holiday.
Would like to special thanks – Nepal Guide family. Hardly recommended!!!!!! Wanna come back again 
Emelia and Mark 


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