16 days Bhutan Nepal Tibet tour is the shortest tour of three Himalayan countries. The tour covers the major highlights of the Himalayas saving your travel time and money. The tour group meet in Kathmandu, Nepal and then fly to Bhutan where we will hike to Tiger’s nest (Taktsang monastery) and sightseeing around Thimphu and Paro. Fly back to Kathmandu and then visit Pokhara and Chitwan national park while we are waiting for Tibet visa. Finally fly to Lhasa, Tibet and then spent 3 nights in Lhasa visiting Potala palace, Jokhang temple and other important monuments. Short trip to Bhtuan Nepal and Tibet allows our clients to visit the most sought after places in the Himalayas with comfortable stay and travelling. The tour is available with option of accommodation from standard to luxury. Also the regional and domestic flights used enhance your experience of each place by making your travel time less.
Departure date : 15, 22 Sept | 6, 22 Oct | 3, 10 Nov
Bhutan Nepal Tibet tour could be customized as per you requirement. 16 days tour is a standard itinerary beginning and ending in Kathmandu. It is also possible to do the tour for as less as 14 days. Individual can also fly directly to Bhutan and join our tour group. It is also possible to fly out from Lhasa instead of coming back to Kathmandu. Write us to customize Bhutan Nepal Tibet tour.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, pick up and transfer to Hotel.
Our represent will pick you up from the airport as per the flight details you have provided. Drive to the hotel and later go on familiarization walk to get acquainted with the neighborhood and bit of culture.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
In the morning, drive to the Kathmandu airport and fly to Paro, Bhutan. The 1 hr flight is a panoramic thrill with view of snow peaks east of Kathmandu including Mt Everest. Our represent will pick you up and together drive to Thimphu. If time permits, we will visit Tashichho dzong, Farmer’s market and local market.
Day 03: Fly to Paro and drive to Thimphu.
Day 04: Thimphu tour and drive back to Paro.
Visit National memorial chorten famous for golden spines shinning in the sun. Other sightseeing points in Thimphu are Bhutanese traditional paper making factory, painting school where students have to enroll 6 years course on the 13 aspects of Bhutanese art. Also visit farmer’s market and national textile museum. If time permits, visit the biggest statue of Buddha at Buddha point and Motithang Mini-zoo to watch Bhutan’s national animal Takin. Drive back to Paro
Day 05: Hike to Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) monastery.
On the day, we will hike to 8th century Taktsang monastery known as Tiger’s nest monastery. The monastery is the most revered as this is where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a Tigress and took retreat. Hike back down to the road and visit the Bhutanese farm house for lunch. Visit the 17th century Rimpung Dzong built to defend the valley from Tibetan invaders.
Day 06: Fly back to Kathmandu. Old Kathmandu walking in the late afternoon.
In the later afternoon, walk through the old Kathmandu, spice and vegitable market and discover the hidden courtyards full of cultural life. We will discuss the Pokhara and Chitwan tour and fix the pick up time accordingly.
Day 07: Fly to Pokhara. Hike to world peace pagoda.
Drive to the airport and fly to Pokhara. The 25 mints flight is another oppertunity to see the Himalayas west of Kathmandu. Pick up and check in hotel. Later walk along the Pehwa Lakeside and sit for lunch. In the late afternoon, take a boat across the Phewa Lake and hike 1 hr to World peace pagoda. The hilltop has the best view of Phewa Lake and Pokhara valley with snow peaks in the backdrop.
Day 08: Sunrise view from Sarangkot and Pokhara Tour.
In the morning, drive 20 mints to the view point at Sarangkot hill and wait for the charisma of early rays over the range of snow peaks. Drive back for breakfast and later visit International mountain museum, Devi's Fall, Tibetan refugee camp and Gorkah museum.
Day 09: Fly to Chitwan National park. Pick up and check in safari lodge. Nature walk and sunset view. Tharu cultural show in the evening.
Day 10: Jeep safari, canoe ride, jungle walk. Overnight in Chitwan.
Chitwan is is recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site for it shelters last numbers of Rhinos and Tigers. We will do jungle safari by jeep, canoe and by foot.
Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu. Bhaktapur Tour
After spending another morning in the outskirt of jungle, we will fly back to Kathmandu. Drive about half an hour to the medieval city of Bhaktapur. Walk with guide around the city known as living museum and drive back to the hotel in Kathmandu after breakfast.
Day 12: Fly to Gonggar airport and drive to Lhasa.
Fly 1 hr to Gonggar airpot and drive 60 km to Lhasa. We will take it easy in the eveining for the time difference, altitude and the travel. Explore on your own around the traditional Barkhor street to see Tibetan pilgrims.
Day 13 – 14: Lhasa Tour
Lhasa is cultural and political center of Tibet, whose territory makes it the 10th largest in the world. The vast empty land, harsh weather and altitude nourished mystic practices and splendid culture until the time. Lhasa has got unbelievable manually built palaces, monasteries and other monuments which have great stories from the past. Visit Sera monastery, Drepuk monastery, Jokhang temple and the Potala, the palace of Dalai Lama.
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 16: Drive to the airport for final departure.
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