Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa
Upon your arrival at Lhasa, you will be received warmly by our guide and they will help you move towards the hotel reserved for us in a private car. On the way towards the Hotel, we can see the holy Bhamaputra River and Lhasa River. Bhamaputra is the largest and longest river in Lhasa. The Guide will lead us towards the hotel and we can rest for the remaining time of that day. We shall spend the night there.
Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing: Potala Place, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street (B)
Today, we will visit the famous Potala Palace. It is the famous heritage site of the world. We can explore the golden chortens, Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, and combinations of mandala there. Then, we will head to the holiest temple in Tibet; the Jokhang Temple. It was built during Srongtsen Gampo’s reign by princess Wencheng of Tang dynasty in 647 A.D. While entering inside the temple, we can see the holiest statue of Buddha. Around the monastery is the famous Barkhor Street. And then we shall go to explore the old market and we may have a chance to see the traditional jewellery trading between people from different parts of Tibet. We shall spend the night in Lhasa today as well.
Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (B)
This day will be used to visit some landmarks outside Lhasa. First of all, we will visit Drepung Monastery. It is one of the first monasteries of Gelugpa Sect. It is located at the foot of Gambo Utse, 5 kilometres outside Lhasa. It was founded by Jamyang Choge, one of the disciples of Tsong Khapa, in 1416. The Ganden Potrang, sited in the southwest corner of the monastery, was the former residence of the Dalai Lama until he moved to the Potala Palace. The monastery is also home to the biggest monastery kitchen in Tibet, and if time permits, we can go and visit the Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop nearby.
In the afternoon we will travel back across the city to the northern suburbs to visit Sera Monastery. It is one of the Great Three monasteries. The main attraction of the monastery is the colourful and animated debating of the monks, held under the trees in the debating field every afternoon.
Day 4: Lhasa-Shigatse via Gyantse (360km, B)
Today, we will visit Tibet’s second-largest city; Shigatse in a private vehicle. We shall cross Gampala Pass (4,790m) and Lake Yamdrok on the way to Shigatse. The lake is the most captivating lake that sits between lofty mountains. We will see mount Nyenchen Khangsar (7,191m) in the distance.
The trip to Gyantse passes close by the Karola Glacier and at Manak Dam Lake, we will be able to hang a prayer flag at the Simila Mountain Pass. In Gyantse, we can visit the unique Pelkor Monastery. It is a very famous monastery because three different sects of Tibetan Buddhism are under one roof. We can also see the Gyantse Kumbum, a giant architectural stupa that stands 34 meters high. After driving for an hour and half we will reach Shigatse. We shall spend the night here today.
Day 5: Shigatse to EBC (350km, B)
Early In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama – Tashilhunpo Monastery. It is the largest monastery of the Gelug Sect in Rear Tibet. It is also the place where generations of Panchen Lamas carried out religious and political activities. We need to get a travel permit to go further ahead. We will leave Shigatse and then drive to Lhatse for lunch.
After that, we will drive over Tsola Pass (4600M), and Gyatsola Pass (5248M). From Gawula Pass (5180m), we can view the panorama of Himalaya. Then we will drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp and get closer to Mt. Everest. Everest looks even more beautiful when the golden rays of the sun fall over it during sunset.
Day 6: EBC - Gyirong Border (370km)
We will get up early today to enjoy the sunrise over the summit of Everest. Then, we will trek towards Rongbuk Monastery – the highest monastery in the world. After that, we will head to Gyirong Border from EBC. On the way, we can enjoy the great vista of Mt. Shishapangma and Pekutso Lake. Shortly after we pass the Ghungtang Lhamo (5236M), we will arrive at Gyirong. We will stay here tonight.
Day 7: Gyirong Border - Rasuwagadhi - Kathmandu (B)
Our Tibetan guide will help you exit China and see you off at Gyirong Border. We will cross the border and check in at Nepal side. We can get the Nepal visa upon arrival with 30USD. We will be now greeted by the Nepal tour guide and then we will have a ride towards Kathmandu. Though pretty bumpy and dusty, the road to Kathmandu (around 160km) is filled with deep gorges and rivers all through the way. The drive takes a whole day. As soon as we reach Kathmandu, we will check in to the hotel and rest.
Day 8: Kathmandu Sightseeing: Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Patan City (B)
After breakfast in the hotel, we will lead you in guided sightseeing to enjoy a number of must-visit medieval heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. One of the iconic buildings of Nepal, Kathmandu Durbar Square would be our first stop. Durbar literally means palace, where the former kings ascend the throne and rule the country. We can stroll along with the three main parts of Durbar Square and sit on the terraced platform to feel the vibe of Nepali city. Then we will head to the renowned “Monkey Temple” – Swayambhunath. With lovely monkeys jumping around on the gilded spire of the temple, we can see the iconic Buddha’s eye on the stupa. The pious religious worshippers doing kora around the stupa and burning butter lamps and smell of incense draw us back to the similar experience in Tibet. In the afternoon, we are about to visit Patan City, 15 minutes’ drive from Kathmandu. In fact, Durbar Square is not exclusive to Kathmandu. Ancient temples literally are packed in Patan City as well. Patan Durbar Square, Golden Temple, etc are some of the best places to take photos. You will learn more of the legends of Nepali deities and kings.
Day 9: Kathmandu Sightseeing: Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Bhaktapur City
On the last day of our Nepal tour, we will cover some of the most important Hindu temples in Nepal. Pashupatinath is the biggest Hindu temple. It is located at the bank of Bagmati River. It is one of the most iconic World Heritage Sites of Nepal. It has 1000 shivalingas. Lord Shiva is worshipped here.
Then Bouddhanath is our next visit. The gigantic stupa originally serves as the staging post for businessman travelling between Lhasa and Kathmandu. Now, the holy stupa is a hot destination, drawing numerous pilgrims, both Hindus and Tibetan Buddhists, to do the kora under the gaze of the Buddha. Monasteries and workshops selling incense, butter lamps, and Tibetan drums and other souvenirs can be found. The strong bond between Tibet and Nepal and historical significance are so palpable.
After lunch, we will tour Bhaktapur City. Bhaktapur is three of the best-preserved medieval cities in Nepal. Three major Durbar Squares here hold some of the finest religious sites in the country. The town is also known for its skilful artisans who lead a peaceful life and are experts for making pottery, wood carving, etc. The final tour highlights the ancient arts of Nepal.
Day 10: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro, Transfer to Thimphu
Today we will take the flight from Kathmandu to Paro, Bhutan. On the way, we will have a chance to see the stunning peak view of the Himalayas from the plane, including two of the holy mountains in Bhutan: Mount Jumolhari known as the “bridge of Kanchenjunga” and its companion mountain, Mt. Jichu Drake.
Upon your arrival at Paro International Airport, your guide will meet you and then transfer to your reserved hotel in Thimphu. The rest of the day is for you to take a rest in the hotel or stroll around.
Day 11: Thimphu - Punakha - Paro
Today, we will first drive to Punakha from Thimphu. On the way, we will pass Dochu La Pass (3100m), where we can see the 108 memorial chortens. In Punakha, we will visit the famous Punakha Dzong, which is also known as Pungtang Dewa chhenbi Phodrang. It is constructed by Ngawang Namgyal in 1637 and it the second oldest and second-largest dzong in Bhutan.
After that, we will drive back to Paro, where we will visit the Paro Dzong. Commonly known as Rinchen Pung Dzong or Ringpung Dzong in short, Paro Dzong is regarded as one of the finest Bhutanese architecture. In 1968 it was renovated as the home of the National Museum of Bhutan. Above the Dzong, there is a seven-storied the watchtower fortress built-in 1649.
Day 12: Trek from Paro to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery)
Today, we will trek from Paro Valley to Taktsang Monastery, which is commonly knowns as Tiger’s Nest. Standing 3000 meters high on the cliff, it is one of the most sacred sites in Bhutan. It is said that the Guru Rinpoche once flew here from Tibet on the back of a tigress.
The trekking to Taktsang is a challenging one and you can choose to reach there by walking or horseback. Starting with a gentle forest climb, we will pass a creek and some prayer wheels, as the trail gets steeper and steeper. On the way, there is a nice teahouse where we will have a short rest and have a great view of the monastery. As we continue our trek, we will climb to the viewing point which is the best place to take photos of Taktsang. After that, the trail goes down until we make it to the entrance.
Day 13: Paro to Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi Airport, your tour guide will meet you at the airport and accompany you to the hotel. The rest of the day is for you to have a good rest or enjoy local sightseeing of the city by yourself.
Day 14: Delhi Sightseeing
Today, we will first visit Old Delhi in the northern part of the city. It is the former imperial capital of the Mughal Empire. Old Delhi is featured with medieval styles. We will visit the beautiful serene monument of Raj Ghat here. This memorial is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, India’s best-known statesman, the father of the nation. Then we will visit the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. It is also one of the world’s top three mosques, attracting thousands of tourists every year.
In the afternoon, we will head to New Delhi for its highlights. Compared to the narrow lanes of Old Delhi, the New Delhi is provided with board and tree-lines avenues and neat streets. It is the centre of the government for the world’s largest democracy. Here we will see the India Gate, a 43-meter high triumphal arch, which is the national monument to India’s independence. Then we will visit Qutab Minar, the highest minaret in India. It is a famous symbol of Indo-Islamic architecture and now has become a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Day 15: Delhi to Agra
After breakfast, we will move on to Agra for a trip to the popular Taj Mahal. It is one of the finest world heritages of the world. Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, with whom he fell in love at the first sight. Now Taj Mahal has become one of the most sought-after destinations in the world.
Then, we will visit the sprawling Agra Fort, which is located on the bank of Yamuna River. The fort was the main residence of Mughal emperors till 1638. As a perfect combination of military might and lavish beauty, Agra Fort is one of the Three Red Forts in India.
Day 16: Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri
Today, we will make our journey from Agra to Jaipur. On the way, we will take a short trip to Fatehpur Sikri, an abandoned palace built by Emperor Akbar at the 16th century. After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, we will reach Jaipur, which is known as the “Pink City” as it features high and ancient rosy sandstone buildings.
Day 17: Jaipur Sightseeing
In the morning, we will take an elephant ride to explore the Amber Fort. After visiting the splendid palaces there, we will visit the City Palace Museum, which contains a unique collection of ornaments, paintings, manuscripts, etc. Then, we will visit the Jantar Mantar and Hwa Mahal to fully explore the best of this city.
Day 18: Back to Delhi and Departure
Today, we will take you back to Delhi. As soon as we arrive in Delhi, we will take you to the hotel. We will have our lunch there and rest at the hotel. You will have time to prepare for the departure. Our tour guide will drop you at the international airport as per your flight schedule.
- Tibet Travel Permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet
- All lodging listed in the itinerary. If you travel individually, you will need to share one room with another tourist. If you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement
- Meals listed in the itinerary
- Flight/train tickets listed in the itinerary
- Entrance fees of all tourist sites listed in the itinerary
- Local Tour Transfers according to group size
- Local Tibetan English-speaking guide
- One shared big Oxygen tank in the car
- Tourist accident/casualty insurance
- First aid kit
- Chinese visa
- Flight/train not listed in the itinerary. (We offer domestic train/flight ticket booking service, please contact our travel experts for the details.)
- Meals not specified the itinerary
- Tips and gratitude to tour guide and drive
- Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, optional tour activities, etc.
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- India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world.
- Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia sharing its borders with China in the north and India on three other sides.
- 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.
The currency of Bhutan is called Ngultrum.
The currency of Nepal is called Nepalese rupee.
The currency of India is called Indian rupee
The currency of Tibet is called Renminbi (RMB)
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
- BUTTER CHICKEN/BUTTER PANEER
- TANDOORI MEATS, VEGETABLES AND BREAD
- DAAL MAKHNI
- LAMB KEBABS
- Dal Bhat
- Newari Cuisine
- Sel Roti
- Pani Puri
- Juju Dhau
- 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)
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.
- 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.
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
- TREKKING IN NEPAL
- PANORAMIC FLIGHT OVER THE HIMALAYAS
- VISIT CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
- EXPLORING POKHARA
- MOUNTAIN BIKING IN KATHMANDU VALLEY AND NEPAL
- KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING TOUR
- MOUNT EVEREST HELICOPTER TOUR
- BARDIA NATIONAL PARK
- PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE
- TWO DAY RIVER RAFTING ON THE BHOTE KOSHI RIVER
- FOUR DAY KAYAKING CLINIQUE DOWN THE SETI RIVER
- Agra – Home of The Taj Mahal
- Jaipur – The Pink City
- Alleppey – peaceful Kerala Backwaters
- Varanasi – the holy city
- Delhi – a melting pot of the old and new
- Udaipur – Venice of the East
- Pondicherry – a taste of France in India
- Leh – an enchanting desert city high in the Himalaya
- 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
- Visit Tibet- the highest plateau of the world
- Exploration of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung and Sera Monasteries at Tibet
- Excursion to the Everest Base Camp
- Sightseeing at Kathmandu
- Hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery
- Exploration of Paro and its ancient civilization
- Study about the natives, their cultures and lifestyles
- Visit Tajmahal: the epitome of Love
- Sight trip to historical forts, palaces, temples, monasteries,
- Boating at the Ganges
- Elephant ride at Jaipur
Trip Introduction :
Tibet Nepal Bhutan India Tour is absolutely an epic journey to explore the most vibrant cities of the Himalayan Region of South Asia. The journey offers the most charming, absolutely amazing tourist attractions that bridge the divide between modern infrastructures and historic fascinations of these four countries. This is the most valued multi-country trip that affords anyone with the most appealing natural world as well as unique culture and traditions.
Tibet Nepal Bhutan India Tour features Tibet- the highest plateau of the world, Nepal- the land of Himalayas, Bhutan- the last Shangri- La and India- the land of sages. All of these four countries are rich in nature and culture. This journey is an extraordinary journey to the land of pure and exotic mysticism. The sacred heritage and unique identity have remained afresh for centuries here. The pristine Himalayan flora and fauna, dazzling white peaks, and lush valleys provide Tibet Nepal Bhutan India stunning beauty and aesthetic grandeur.
Tibet Nepal Bhutan India Tour is also popular as cultural trekking and climbing vacation. This is a priceless journey which is endowed with unique apparitions. One shall be overwhelmed by the mighty Everest, Taj Mahal- the epitome of love, Bhutan- an isolated country and of course Nepal- the heaven on the earth. Every highlight of these countries fascinates and dazzles you. Everything we come across is spectacular and delightful. Therefore, this is the most sold trip ever by most trekking and Travel Agencies around here.
Tibet Nepal Bhutan India Tour with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions will begin in Lhasa. We will spend some days exploring Lhasa and move towards Nepal by crossing the border. Meantime we will have already visited the Everest Base Camp from Shigatse. Then, we will have brief sightseeing in Kathmandu and fly towards Paro in Bhutan.
We will spend some days in Bhutan and take a flight to Delhi for exploring India’s Golden Triangle- Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. We shall spend some days to discover the magical mystery, rich cultures, exquisite heritage, unique way of life, and scenic beauty of the region in this trip. Finally, we shall drive back to Delhi for departure.