Bhutan Nepal and Tibet tours
Bhutan Nepal Tibet Tours, unique cultural heritage trip introduces visitors to the Himalayan kingdoms of Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet in one single-package trip. The tour starts with a breathtaking flight over the Himalayas and engages you with the incomparable Himalayan countryside, its ancient cultures, and many of its designated world heritage treasures.
Fly over Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet, dominated by the Himalayan Range, including Mount Everest.
Experience the charming valleys of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Wangdue in Bhutan, including a hike to Taktsang Monastery (commonly known as “Tiger’s Nest” Monastery).
Explore the ancient royal palaces, Buddhist stupas and Hindu temples of Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley.
Visit the Potala Palace in Lasa, the historic winter home of the Dalai Lama located in the Tibet heartland.
Tour difficulty level: Moderate – Vehicle-based tour involving some gentle walking and one optional day-hike to Taktsang Monastery in Bhutan.
Flexible itinerary: Should you wish more days of hiking, please let us know as we can extend the tour accordingly.
A panoramic flight will transport you back in time to the tiny 17th century Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. You will get to explore the pastoral back roads of Dragon Kingdom, a true bastion of tradition in an uncertain world, where you will encounter an independent people who have not rejected their ancient spiritual heritage for modern ways. You will also visit the Shangri-La setting of the Paro Valley, the central Bhutanese town of Punakha with its spectacular monastery on the riverside, and Bhutan’s capital of Thimphu.
In Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu, you will encounter an unforgettable melting pot of ancient Hindu and Buddhist cultures. You will get to explore local markets and bazaars in the center of centuries old, UNESCO heritage sites, including a wealth of temples, palaces and shrines. You will also get to tour charming villages like Bhaktapur, with its well-preserved 15th century Malla architecture.
At 3694m/12,120 ft, Lhasa is Tibet’s long-forbidden capital city and home to many major monuments. Here, you will visit the legendary, gold-roofed, thousand-room Potala Palace historically home of the Dalai Lama. You will then circumambulate pilgrim trails, hike up to ancient ridge-top monasteries, meet a colorful group of people – from nomads to lamas – and bask in some of the most majestic mountain scenery on earth!
Come take a step back in time and join us on this enriching, non-trekking (except some optional hikes) journey for an eye-opening look into traditions and cultures far removed from those in the West.
Detailed Itinerary of Bhutan Nepal Tibet Tours
Day 01 – Arrive in Bangkok.
Day 02 – Morning flight to Paro, Bhutan. At Paro, our guide will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel in the capital city of Thimphu. On the way, we will visit temples and bridges, according to your interest. If time permits, we will visit Thimphu Memorial Chorten (stupa) of the third King of Bhutan and a local market.
Day 03 – Sightseeing tours of Thimphu. Today we stop by the National Library of Bhutan, which houses a valuable collection of Buddhist manuscripts; the Folk and Heritage Museum; the traditional Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory; the National Institute for Zorig Chusum (“Painting School”), which preserves Bhutan’s traditional painting, sculpturing and wood carving; and the National Handicrafts Emporium, known for its superior collection of Bhutanese artworks. We also visit the majestic Tashichhodzong, which houses offices for the king and government ministers.
Day 04 – Thimphu to Punakha Valley. After breakfast, we take a two-hour drive through villages and pine forests to Dochula Pass at 3090m/10159ft, with views of the famed 108 Buddhist Stupas and devotees’ flags. Hopefully, we will enjoy a panoramic view of the Himalayas on the way, weather permitting. We then reach Punakha village (1300m/4265ft). Punakha was the capital of Bhutan until 1955, and is still the winter residence of Je Khenpo, the chief abbot. After lunch, we take an hour-long excursion through villages and rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, commonly referred to as the “Divine Madman” or fertility temple. Later, we visit the district’s administrative center, Punakha Dzong, built in 1638 and located at the riverbank.
Day 05 – Drive to Paro Valley. Optional hike in the morning, if you wish. Drive back to Paro after hike.
Day 06 – Trek to Taktsang Palphug Monastery, Paro. Taktshang, or “Tiger’s Nest”, is one of the most honored and renowned of Bhutan’s monasteries. The impressive, not-to-be missed site is located on the face of an 890m/2920 ft cliff, reachable only on foot or by horseback. Established in the 17th century, the main temple structure and contents were destroyed by fire in 1998. Taktshang was rebuilt by the people of Tsento village through international donation and government support, being re-consecrated in 2005.
Day 07 – Fly from Paro to Kathmandu. Today we will take a one-hour flight to Kathmandu, Nepal. Weather permitting, we will see the Himalayan Range, including views of Mount Everest, on the way. Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport, and after immigration formalities, you will meet your Nepalese guide and transfer to your hotel. Today you visit Kathmandu Durbar Square (old palace complex), a UNESCO-designated site; the old town and market; the 18th century Kumar Ghar, or “living goddess” temple; and Swyambhunath Stupa, or “monkey temple”, thought to be established in the 6th CE and also a UNESCO world heritage site.
Day 08 – Explore Katmandu valley, including Lalitpur (historically Patan). In the morning, we visit Pashupatinath Hindu Temple and Boudhanath Stupa, both UNESCO sites. In the afternoon, you will get to experience the old palace complex in Lalitpur known as Patan Durbar Square, again a UNESCO-designated site.
Day 09 – Optional activities in Kathmandu valley. Take a one-day hike to Shivapuri National Park or Nagarkot. Should you prefer not to hike, we will visit the old town of Bhadgaon, known as Bhaktapur Durbar Square UNESCO site.
Day 10 – Further experience Kathmandu history and culture. Today we will explore the ancient village of Kirtipur, the Pharping monastic zone, and the 12th century Newari villages of Bungamati and Khokana.
Day 11 – Fly to Lhasa, Tibet and day of rest. Transfer to Kathmandu airport, take a one hour flight across the Himalayas to Shangri-La, Tibet. Today’s flight provides the best opportunity to see views of Mount Everest (on the left side of the plane after 20 minutes of flight). Your guide and driver will welcome you at the airport and take you to Lhasa City. This is rest day to allow your body to acclimatize to the high altitude.
Day 12 – Sightseeing in Lhasa. Visits to UNESCO-designated Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, and Sera Monastery.
Day 13 – Sightseeing in Lhasa. Visits to the Drepung Monastery, Mentsikhang (Tibetan Medicine Institute), and the traditional summer residence of the Dalai Lama, Norbulingkha Palace.
Day 14 – Excursion to Yamdrok Tsho Lake. Today, we drive along the scenic “Friendship Highway” (spanning 800km from Lhasa, Tibet to Nepal) to see the famous Yamdrok Tso Lake, one of four holiest lakes in Tibet. About half an hour from the city, you will cross Yarlung Tsangpo River and then ascend to Kamba-La Pass (4797m/15,820ft). It is from the pass that you will get the first view of this brilliant, turquoise-blue lake. We drive back to Lhasa in the later afternoon.
Day 15 – Departure to Lhasa airport or train station. End of Bhutan Nepal Tibet Tours
Hotels on a twin-sharing basis in Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet
Full meals provided in Bhutan; breakfast only provided in Nepal and Tibet hotels
Transfers and sightseeing by Private Car in Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet
Trained English-speaking local guides trained by government.
Entry fees to monuments
Bhutan travel permit and single-entry visa processing service
Tibet travel permit and single-entry visa
Exclusion during Bhutan Nepal Tibet Tours …
Meals other than as indicated
Nepal Visa ($30 per person)
Expenses of a personal nature, such as drinks, gratuities, laundry, internet
Expenses associated with unforeseen events, such as flight delay, cancellation, or interruption due to inclement weather or civil unrest
Emergency medical transportation
Travel / medical insurance
Domestic fares are quoted separately
visa for Bhutan Nepal Tibet Tours, we take care your Bhutan and Tibet(china) visa and travel permits. Nepal visa is easily available on arrival. make sure your passport is valid over 6months at the time of travel.
Foods during Bhutan Nepal Tibet Tours – we provide full board meals in Bhutan, always keeps changing items feel free to ask our guides what foods you may want. In Nepal and Tibet you can choose any restaurants and foods (Lunch and Dinner) as you wish which is not pat of Package.