Trip Highlights of Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour :
- A glimpse of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan sightseeing
- Lhasa Sightseeing includes Potala Place, Norbulingka Palace, Tibet Museum, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar
- Route from Tibet to Kathmandu with a visit to Everest Advanced Base Camp
- Cross over the Nepal – Tibet border and reach to Kathmandu
- A day hike to Bhutan’s famous Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s Nest) 3180m
Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition has been offering a trip to Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan with a better combination of three most beautiful countries in South Asia. The tour covers most popular places in Nepal – Kathmandu, in Bhutan – Thimpu, in Tibet – amazing places of Lhasa driving and exploring places with witnessing EBC. This 14 days multi-country tour is the best way to explore and experience a taste of natural and cultural attractions in those three countries. Nepal Tibet and Bhutan sightseeing tour with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts from Tibet. Sightseeing tour around the heart of Tibet – Lhasa offers to visit the heart of Tibet with world’s renowned heritage sites, religious temples, and monasteries with exclusive architecture as well as the stunning scenery of mountain range. We visit the landmark of Tibet – Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Tibetan museum, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Ganden Monastery, Drayerpa cave and Barkhor Bazaar. The trip includes a sightseeing tour of world heritage sites in Kathmandu for a couple of days includes; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhu Nath Temple, Pashupati Nath Temple, Bouddha Nath Stupa, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. In the first day tour in Bhutan, we visit the oldest temple of Bhutan – Kichu Lhakhang & Rinpung Dzong in Paro. Next day, we enjoy 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, we will landmark of Thimphu including the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Bhutanese traditional painting school, folk-heritage museum, the majestic Tashichho Dzong and the traditional paper factory. Finally, fly back to home as per flight schedule after accomplishing awesome sightseeing tour of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan with NGT
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft)
You will be greeted by our representative 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 HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 02: Lhasa sightseeing: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Traditional Hospital
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 contribute 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 the 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 the whole Tibet.Next, we visit the Tibet Traditional Hospital which is the centre for the treatment, training, research and production of Tibetan medicine. Overnight in Lhasa.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and 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 1980s.Our next attraction destination is the 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 artefacts 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 make this market the centre-point of Lhasa. After a long day of sightseeing, we head back to our hotel for the overnight stay.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 04: Lhasa to Gyantse (3,950m/12,956ft) via Karo La Pass and Yamdrok Tso Lake: [325km, 5-6 hours]
On the following day, we will depart from Lhasa for Gyantse. Lhasa to Gyantse trail passes through Kamba La(4794m), the Karo La pass(5010m) followed by Yamdork Tso-one of the 3 largest sacred lakes in Tibet, also known as a turquoise lake. We will make a stop at a couple of spots getting a charge out of the magnificence of the surrounding.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 05: Gyantse to Shigatse (3,900m/12,795ft) via Shalu Monastery: [95km, 2 hours]
After breakfast, we will depart from Gyantse for Shigatse. This will be a busy day for us as we will be visiting Gyantse Stupa and monastery. After a two hour drive to Shigatse, we have enough time to explore Gaint Buddha in a famous Tashilumpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 06: Shigatse to Rongbuk (5,000m/16,400ft) via Sakya Monastery: 355km, [8-9 hours]
After breakfast, we leave Shigatse for Rongbuk. On the way, we visit the Sakya Monastery which is the ancestral temple of the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. After the visit to Sakya Monastery, we continue driving towards Rongbuk. Here, we visit the Rongbuk monastery, which is located at the foot of the mighty Everest and is the highest monastery in the world. While here, we also enjoy the stunning mountainous scenery all around us. Overnight in Rongbuk.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 07: Rongbuk to Gyirong (2,700m/8,900ft) via Everest Base Camp: [257km, 5-6 hours]
We leave Rongbuk in the morning to visit the Everest Base Camp (5,250m/17,220ft). On our way, we enjoy spectacular views of high mountains like Cho Oyu (8,201m/26,906ft), Shishapangma (8,013m/26,289ft) and, of course, Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,028ft) which is also known as Mt. Chomolungma in the Tibetan side. We explore the surrounding for a while probably click some awesome snaps for future memories. After spending some quality time at the base of Everest Base Camp(5200m) we move forward to Gyirong via Rongphu Monastery. Stay overnight in Gyirong.Note that on rare occasions due to bad weather or political riots the local government may close down the road to the Everest base camp for safety reasons and without prior notice.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 8: Gyirong-Rasuwagadhi-Kathmandu
From Gyirong County to Gyirong port, where you will part with your Tibetan guide and driver, successful completion of our journey .walk across the Rasuwagadhi- where a Nepal Guide representative will be waiting for us. After around 5 hours of driving through deep valleys, we reach Kathmandu. In the evening, we enjoy authentic Nepalese food on our farewell dinner hosted by Nepal Guide Treks & Expedition to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 09: Sightseeing in Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath
After breakfast, we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square which reflects the architectural and traditional heritages that were built around the 12th – 18th century during the rule of the Malla Dynasty. After exploring around durbar square we will visit Swayambhunath Temple (Monkey-Temple) which is situated on top of a hill overlooking the crowded valley below. Then we drive towards Pashupatinath Temple – which is one of the largest shrines of Lord Shiva, located at the banks of Bagmati river.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 10: Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur and Sunset views from Nagarkot
After breakfast, we will take a drive approximately 5 km south of Kathmandu towards Patan. Patan Durbar Square is widely known for its fine Pagoda styled temples, unique architectures and stone statues. The major attraction includes Keshav Narayan Chowk, Sundari Chowk, Mul Chowk, Patan Museum, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, Mahabouddha Temple and Golden Window. Our excursion also includes various temples and Buddhist monuments with bronze gateways and exquisite carvings that date back to many centuries. In the late afternoon, we will drive towards the hill station of Nagarkot for sunset view.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 11: Fly From Kathmandu to Paro Sightseeing at Paro [2250m/7382ft] [1 hr flight]
Today you will be transferred to Kathmandu Airport for a flight to Paro. Our representative will greet you 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 watchtower that was converted to the 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 numbers 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 ParoAccommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 12: Paro to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft): [54 km, 1 hour] hike to Taktsang Monastery
After breakfast, we hike for 4 -5 hours to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery situated at 3,180 meters. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up the mountain. After having explored the monastery, we hike down to the valley floor and drive to Thimphu. Overnight in Thimphu.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 13: Sightseeing in Thimphu
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 artefacts used in a rural household. After lunch, we will visit Textile Museum – where the traditional art of weaving is still preserved. There is a fine collection of old textiles with a fascinating mixture of colours 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 ThimpuAccommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 14: Final Departure
Therefore, after having breakfast, we will be transferred to the airport per your flight schedule.
- 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 include 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
- All personal expenses
- Other services not mentioned in the ‘What Is Included’ section
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guides and drivers
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.
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- Bhutan is a small, landlocked country located in the eastern Himalayas between China and India.
- Bhutan is a principally Buddhist country and it is recognized as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism.
- Its landscape ranges from Subtropical plains and forests in the south to subalpine forests and the snowy Himalayas in the North.
- Tibet, located in the western part of mainland China, is the world’s highest plateau.
Yes, it is Bhutanese government rules and regulation that you must use Licensed Bhutanese Tour operator in order to book your tour to Bhutan or one of their international associates.
The foreign tourists must apply for a Tibet travel permit before entering to Lhasa and travelling around Tibet, according to the law of the People’s Republic of China.
Tips about Tibet Travel Permit:
- To apply for Tibet Permit, you need to prepare your passport and Chinese Visa
- Leave at least 20 days for getting your Tibet Travel Permit
- The processing of Tibet Permit lasts 8-9 business days. Then it will be sent to your hotel in mainland China
- For Tibet entry from Nepal, you need both China Group Visa and Tibet Permit. We offer all the services you need.
The currency of Bhutan is called Ngultrum.
Renminbi (RMB) is the legal currency in Tibet.
Note: Chillis is an important ingredient and are so essential that most Bhutanese people would not enjoy a meal that was not spicy.
- Western and Indian Cuisine
- Beef and Mutton
- Tibetan Noodle (Thenthuk or Thukpa)
- Milk Curd and Yogurt
- Tibetan Sausages
- Ginseng Fruit Rice
- Butter Tea
- Tibetan Sweet Tea (Tibetan Milk Tea)
- Tibetan Barley Wine (Chang)
The best time to travel to Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan, in April and May, or September and October
- In General, tipping is not mandatory but it is a nice way of showing your appreciation to the people who have helped you enrich your holiday experience.
- It all depends on how far you are pleased and satisfied with their services.
- There is no fixed amount, but many of our clients offer 8-10 per cent of the total tour price as tips.
- Explore the Potala Palace
- See the pilgrims at Jokhang Temple
- Make a circuit of Barkhor Street
- Watch monks debate at Sera Monastery
- Visit Samye Monastery, the birthplace of Tibetan Buddhism
- Gaze at the Beauty of Lake Yamdrok
- Set foot on the world’s tallest mountain — Everest
- Appreciate Tibetan Architecture at Tashilunpo Monastery
A couple of things that you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Bhutan.
- Paro Taktsang or Tiger Nest Monastery
- Punakha Dzong
- Buddha Dordenma
- National Memorial Chorten
- Crafts Bazaar
- Khamsum Yulley Namgal Chorten
- Zorig Chusum
- Ema Datshi
- Zuri Dzong Hike
- Phobjikha Valley
- Tashichho Dzong
- Hike up to Tiger’s Nest
- Visit the Temple of The Divine Madman
- Experience a Homestay
- See the Takin
- Attend a Traditional Festival
- Visit the Punakha Dzong
- Watch (or learn) Archery
Yes, you can purchase local SIM cards for your cell phone at both these countries.
You may have to fill up a form and submit a passport photograph and a photocopy of your passport.
The price for these SIM cards is nominal and may cost about a dollar (US).
It will be easier for you to connect with your family and friends and access the internet using these SIMs.
GLIMPSES OF Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour
see what our valued client have to say
Bhutan – Nepal – Tibet tour was memorableEmelia and Mark [American Samoa]
Just returned back from a multi-country holiday trip to South Asia, which was a really great experience. We realized we choose a 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 a 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 the trip – we enjoyed each and every second of our holiday. Would like to special thanks – Nepal Guide family. Hardly recommended!!!!!! Wanna come back again