NEPAL,TIBET AND BHUTAN TOUR

Trip Overview
23 days Nepal,Tibet and Bhutan Tour exploring the highest Mountains to flat Tibetan Plateau and unique Bhutan.

Trip Type

Combo Trip of Nepal Bhutan and Tibet with professional

Trip Length
23Days/22Nights

Places Covered
Nepal,Tibet and Bhutan

Group Size
Available as small group/join-in or Independent.

Day 01 Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02 Kathmandu Tour
Day 03 Kathmandu to Chitwan Tour
Day 04 Chitwan Safari Tour
Day 05 Chitwan to Pokhara
Day 06 Pokhara to Sirangkot
Day 07 Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 08 Kathmandu to Tibet Lhasa by Flight
Day 09 Lhasa Tour
Day 10 Lhasa to Shigatse
Day 11 Shigatse to Everest Base Camp
Day 12 Everest Base Camp to Kyirong
Day 13 Gyirong to Tibetan Border to Kathmandu
Day 14 Departure from BHUTAN

NEPAL –TIBET-

Nepal Tibet and Bhutan Tour (THREE JEWELS OF HIMALAYA).

Day 1:Arrival at Nepal Kathmandu: Your Journey into Nepal,Tibet and Bhutan will start from Nepal. Picked up from the airport to check into your hotel. Later in the afternoon, you will visit the Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as the Monkey temple. Overnight at a hotel. 1 single room and 1 double room type accommodation.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing: Today you have a full day sightseeing. The morning after breakfast you will visit the famous Bhaktapur city one of Nepal’s major UNESCO World Heritage city. After that, you will have lunch sometime in between and see the famous Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupa. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Chitwan Tour: Today you will take the drive to Chitwan. You will leave early morning for this 6 to 7-hour drive to Chitwan. You will check into the riverside resort and start your Jungle safari package trip for two nights and 3 days. This trip includes birdwatching, jungle walk, elephant safari, visit the crocodile breeding center, local cultural dances and exploring the southern Nepal native people village.

Day 04: Chitwan Safari: Continue your Jungle Safari trip the whole day. You shall come across many endangered wild animals like one horned Rhino. Over night at Hotel.

Day 05: Chitwan to Pokhara: Drive about 6 hours. Check into the hotel and rest the evening. You are free to explore the lakeside area by yourself.

Day 06: Pokhara Sightseeing: Early morning drive up to Sarangkot hill to have the sunrise. You will have the first morning lights hit the whole Annapurna range of mountains and also have a panoramic view of the Pokhara valley. Get back to the hotel and rest. Free to explore the day by yourself. You can enjoy the boat ride in the Fewa lake or relax with food around restaurants around there. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 07: Pokhara to Kathmandu: Today you will fly back to Kathmandu. It’s a 25-minute flight. Arrive and get transferred to your hotel. The afternoon you are free to explore the touristy town of Thamel and do your last minute shopping. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 08: Nepal to TIBET Tour (Fly to Lhasa, Tibet (B)

:Upon arrival at Lhasa’s Gongar airport, you will be met and welcomed by your Tibetan guide and taken to your hotel.   Walk around Lhasa, a city with an altitude of 3,550 meters (12,000 feet) located at the foot of Mount Gephel.  Lhasa is the administrative capital of the Tibetan plateau.  This ancient city is best known as the home of the Dalai Lama’s Potala Palace.

In the early 7thcentury King Srongtsen Gompo unified the many local tribes.  After unification he moved the capital from Yarlung to Lhasa and constructed Potala Palace.  Visit centuries old Buddhist monasteries, palaces and busy Barkhor Street, the famous local market area.  Approximately 300,000 people live in the Lhasa area.  Lhasa means “Place of the Gods”.  Here, the major religion is Tibetan Buddhism.  Locals call it by another name, “Sunlit City.”  Bring warm clothing as a cold wind runs through the city.  The annual average temperature is 7 degrees Celsius. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 09 Explore Lhasa (B)

Explore Potala Palace, Sera Monastery and Jokhang Temple. Legendary Potala Place is located at the top of Red Hill with the best view of Lhasa city.  Potala has two parts: the first part is the White Place and the second is the Red.  It was originally built for mediation in the 7th century by King Srongtsen Gompo.

Years later the 5th Dalai Lama renovated it by completing the white and red wing in 1694.  Now, Potala Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site and open to visit.  You can visit various chapels, the gallery, the tombs of the Dalai Lamas and the official chapel of the 14th Dalai Lama until 1959.

Sera Monastery is a famous historic religious site.  Built in 1419 by a student of Tsongkhapa, it is one of the three largest monasteries in Lhasa, the others being Ganden and Drepung.  It is a major center for the Gelukpa sect of Buddhism.  Sera Monastery is 2 miles from the center of Lhasa.  During the cultural revolution of 1959 the monastery was damaged and many monks were killed.  It has been rebuilt and open for visitors. The heart of Lhasa is Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center.  It was constructed by King Srongtsen Gompo, Queen Bhrikuti and Wencheng.

This mysterious temple is located in Barkhor Square and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  The monastery s a fusion of Nepalese and Tibetan art with architecture on wood and metal. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 10: Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse(3900m) via Gyantse (B)

After breakfast drive to Shigatse. Now you must be acclamatised with altitude and Shigatse is 3900m. On the way you can see the beautifull view of Yamdrok Tsho(4400m) or lake. The lake is sorrunded by many beautifull snowcapped Mountain,highest being the Mt.Nyenchen Khangsar(7191m) in Lhasa.

You can also see Korola Glacier on the way to Shigatse. Upon arrival at Gyantse Tibet 3rd largest city visit the famouse Pelkar Monastery and enjoy the view of Gyantse Fortress.

Stay overnight in Shigatse

Day 11: Shigatse (3900m) to EBC (5200m) via Tingri (B)

The day begins with visit to more higher altitude sights. Before that get special permit to visit EBC. After the permit procession drive towards small town of Lhatse where you shall have your lunch.

After lunch drive to Mt. Everest national Reserve crossing Tsola Pass(4600m) and Gyatsola Pass(5248m).

We shall stop here at pass to view the 360 degree view of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (5198m). Drive further to Everest base camp(5200m) where you can see lots of tourist preparing for the mountain summit. Stay overnight at Rongbuk monastery guest house.

Day 12: EBC to Kyirong(Gyirong) Border 370km

Today you have longer drive towards the border. If you rise early in the morning you can view the morning sunshine touching the Everest Peak. We shall also visit the highest altitude monastery Rongbuk where monks and Nuns live here. If time permit we shall visit EBC to take closer picture of Everest on Tibetan side. Driver further to Kyirong border and enjoy the breathtaking views of Mt. Shishapangma and Pekutsho lake.

Stay overnight in the guesthouse in Kyirong

Day 13: Gyirong border to Kathmandu (B)

You shall be assisted by our Guide to exit Tibet or China in Immigration office and here your tour gets over. You can shake hands with our driver and Guide and they shall pray for your safe return to your Home country. Our team from Nepal will be waiting for you at the Nepal side gates for your comfort journey into Nepal Capital Kathmandu. We use comfortable SUV car for this trip as the roads condition from Gyirong to Kathmandu is not good.

Day 14 :Kathmandu to Paro-Thimphu

The sightseeing includes visit to the late 3rd King memorial chorten and he was also called father of modern Bhutan because he was the person who brought modern education in Bhutan. Visit to simply Bhutan museum for local experience of archery and dart.

Afternoon the guest can visit local centenary farmers market followed by Trashichhodzong. Over night at Hotel.

 

Day 15: Thimphu to Punakha

Punakha is the winter capital for Je Khenpo the religious head of the state. You can visit Dochula pass with 108 small stupa raised in the memory for the fallen army by fourth queen of Bhutan. Follow the winding road downhill towards the warmer valley to Punakha, visit Chimi lhakhang the fertility temple and check into Hotel.

Day 16: Punakha to Phobjikha

Before proceeding to Phobjikha visit the longest suspension bridge connecting two small villages just near the punakha dzong. The views from the bridge are beautiful. Proceed to Phobjikha the glacial village. The village stands in glacial formed land 3 hours from Punakha. Visit monasteries and villages. Over night at Hotel.

Day 17: Phobjikha valley excursion

Hike trails are very beautiful in this village. The village walk can be mesmerizing and we will definitely take you for the walk that will mark your memory. Phobjikha also is the place where rare Bird species named Black Necked Crane is preserved for its habitat.

Day 18. Phobjikha to Thimphu (160Km 5 hours journey):

After breakfast drive to thimphu. Drive is long,after the arrival drive to tallest standing Bhudha dordenna overlooking thimphu valley followed by visit to folk heritage museam. Over night at Hotel. 

Day 19: Thimphu to Haa:

Haa is a small western district and 4 hours journey from thimphu. There are two routes from thimphu. One route leading through villages but longer duration and another via Paro is short. We will take you through village and return Paro via short distance visiting chelela pass the highest route road 3900m.

While in Haa visit black and white monastery and enjoy the authentic beauty of haa. We shall also arrange for local trout fish meals at farm house. If time permit we shall take you for a hike through villages.

Day 20:Haa to via Chelela pass with beautifull Kili Goenpa HIKE- Paro.

Start early to get good view of snow capped Chomolhari mountain (7326M) from chelela pass(3988m). On the way you can make the Hike down from chelela pass through rhododendron forest and wild flowers. The downhill hike will take you 1 hour to reach Kili Goenpa nunnery perched over a cliff just like Taktsang. Your pack lunch will be served with monastery view. After lunch drive further down to view the paro village.

Day 21:Paro Sightseeing

Visit Drugyel Dzong also called victory dzong followed by 16th century kyichu lhakhang. In the evening leisure time at paro town. You can visit handicraft shop, visit CAFÉ for fresh coffee. You could see lots of handicraft and coffee house on the same street.

Day 22: Paro Taktsang Hike

The most awaited hike to tiger nest starts from the base. The hike takes you 3 hours if you are fit and 5 hours if you take horse ride. The program takes whole day and in the evening we advice you to take Hot stone bath with local wine which will repax your tired body after Tiger nest HIKE.

Day 23:Bhutan to Nepal Kathmandu or Delhi and SEE OFF:

AS FOR TIBET VISA PLEASE READ BELOW:

Tibet Travel Visa and Permit information:

Latest Tibet Travel Permit and Tibet Group Visa Updated on Aug 31st, 2019

Tibet travel permit regulation is unchanged and still there is a restriction on multi-nationality group permit, but if there is only two different nationality in a group, then it is allowed to obtain the Tibet travel permit.

Recently the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal has announced a new regulation for the Tibet Group Visa for 26 different nationalities. All these 26 different nationalities won’t issue the Tibet Group Visa from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, they should apply for the Tibet Group Visa from the Chinese Embassy in their home country.

Upon getting Chinese Visa you need to apply Tibet travel permit which will be handled by local Tour operator based in Tibet.

Bhutan Visa.

Bhutan Visa is stamped upon arrival. For that you need to process your Bhutan Visa in advance using the local Tour operator based in Bhutan. Local Tour Operator of Bhutan in return will advice you the procedure. For Bhutan Visa you need to have confirmed Flight tickets to Bhutan if you are flying with valid passport of more than 6 months during your departure from the country. 100% payment transfer is the requirement for Visa to get approved. Your program should be finalized in advance before the Visa is processed and tour itinerary is done as per your Visa approval letter issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Any last minute changes in the program may affect your tour.

Nepal Visa.

Nepal Visa is given upon arrival in the airport. For that you need to pay USD 30 for 15 days multiple entry Visa and On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD

Visa Extension Fee 

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as late fine.

TIBET ACCOMODATION

Tibet accommodation will depend upon the availability of Hotel but most of the time we keep our guest in minimum 3 star Property. We shall provide you with hotel details once you confirm the tour.

NEPAL ACCOMODATION in 5 Star Hotel

Accommodation in Kathmandu: Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel

Accommodation in Chitwan: Jungle Villa Resort

Accommodation in Pokhara: Hotel Pokhara Batika

BHUTAN ACCOMODATION in 3 Star Hotel

Paro Hotel Tashi Namgay Resort/similar

Thimphu: Hotel Migmar/similar Phendyling/similar

Punakha: Hotel Drupchu/similar

Phobjikha: Hotel Dewachen/similar

TIBET INCLUSION 

TIBET EXCLUSION

 

NEPAL INCLUSION

* All accommodation in Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara.

* All airport transfers.

* An SUV type vehicle (with a driver) for the drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan and from Chitwan to Pokhara.

* One way flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

* Jungle safari activities and meals while staying in Chitwan.

* A tour guide and vehicle on all sightseeing tours.

* All entrance fees to heritage sites.

* Pick from border of Gyirong from Tibet to Kathmandu overland.

NEPAL EXCLUSION

* Lunches and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

* Any extra costs if the itinerary is changed.

* Any tips/gratuities you may want to give to your guides, waiters, drivers etc.

 

BHUTAN INCLUSION

  1. All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]
  2. Accommodation [Twin Sharing] in 3 Star Hotel, Single Room Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night.
  3. All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  4. Royalty & Govt. Taxes
  5. Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments only
  6. Visa Fee.
  7. Airport tax
  8. Tourism Development fund
  9. Sightseeing

BHUTAN EXCLUSION                                                             

* Druk Air fare.

* Insurance Premiums,

* Payments for service provided on a personal basis

* Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include head”

* Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.

* Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water, incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services

We shall give you the latest Information on Tibet,Nepal and Bhutan Travel Guide once you mail us the requirements. We are still working on latest travel information for TIBET as there was so many changes due to novel corona Virus pandemic. We also came to know that there will be additional flight routes from this summer  for visit to Tibet. Please contact us for more information.

To have good experience of Triple Himalayas Tour you need to have excellent local Guide for Bhutan,Nepal and Tibet. We carefully select professional Guide with good recommendation from our past clients who shall explore the most unbeaten roads to explore the areas.

Nepal,Tibet and Bhutan Tour is most recommended tour to experience the Himalayas.