Bhutan Tibet Tour is a tour package of the combo kind, in which, you get to sightseeing in two countries, Bhutan and Tibet for a period of nine days, wherein Bhutan, you are taken to the cities of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha on a religious cultural tour to places worthy of note, and wherein Tibet to the capital city, Lhasa. You are connected between the two countries by flying into Nepal from Bhutan and then flown over to Lhasa in Tibet.
Bhutan and Tibet, where this Bhutan Tibet Tour happens, are countries in close proximity, share somewhat of the same culture and have had contact from ancient times. In fact, both countries follow the Buddhist religions. It is from this, that much of their cultures evolve and are showcased in the sightseeing tours that you make of them. Bhutan happens to be in the Himalayan Range entirely, whereas Tibet a high table land of the cold desolated kind called plateaus. Though both have the somewhat isolated condition, this isolation has not deterred them from creating some of the most creative architectures of the thousands of years in Palaces as in the case of Tibet, Monasteries, Shrines, Temples and fortresses (wherein both of them they go by the names of Dzongs) and (temples as Lakhangs). Depending on the terrain in which they lie, the architecture in both countries, use the natural environment to integrate them into the landscape as is in the case of the Taktsang Monastery, which defies all logic of building in Bhutan and the Sera Monastery so called all because the background mountains are called sera which means wild roses. These are some of which you will confront while on the Bhutan Tibet Tour besides other elements of it.
A Tour of such kind as the Bhutan Tibet Tour has much to give you in ways of culture, tradition and the social order in which the people of this country live. The tour to Bhutan and Tibet first takes you to Bhutan, where you land at this Himalayan Dragon Kingdom’s only International Airport at Paro which requires only pilots trained for making this landing, which you do so aboard their International Carriers Druk Air and Bhutan International to a dramatic but safe landing. Thereafter you are taken sightseeing to one place after another in a matter of three days to the tiny capital called Thimphu in love valley with sites such as Dzongs, Monasteries, Shrines and temples which would also be the same in the other two cities, Paro and Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan. The climax of the tour in Bhutan comes to a head when you pay the Taktsang Monastery, the day before you leave Bhutan to Kathmandu for you corresponding flight to Lhasa. The flight itself takes you along the Himalayan Mountains over lush green hills below, past snow-capped, most of which are higher than 8,000 meters and Everest the highest among them in the world. Then, onto cross over them in your flight to Lhasa, Tibet with its desolated Plateau Landscape. In Lhasa, Tibet, the Bhutan Tibet Tour takes on a sightseeing spree for two days to places such as the Potala Palace, the summer place of the Dalai Lama, the Norbulinka Palace, the winter palace again of the Dalai Lama, the Jokhang Lakhang (temple), the Sera Monastery, the Bakhor Street market and other places of cultural worth and note. So much so when you return, to whatever you do, you will be left with vivid memories and the photos of your tour to Bhutan and Tibet.
Why don’t we fly directly from Bhutan to Lhasa?
Sorry, Bhutan only uses its own planes for international flights into and out of the country. Plus Bhutan, though they share somewhat of the same history from the ancient times. The two countries have always been at odds with each other and have no diplomatic connections whatsoever. All transaction such as flights from both, have to be made via Nepal or in case, any other country. The cheapest option is via Nepal.
Outline Itinerary for Bhutan Tibet Tour
Day 1: Arrival in Paro Bhutan (2,250m) and Drive to Thimphu (2,350m)
Day 2: Drive from Thimphu to Punakha (1,310m)
Day 3: Drive from Punakha to Paro (2,250m)
Day 4: Paro sightseeing to Taktsang Monastery (3,120m)
Day 5: Paro to Kathmandu by Plane
Day 6 Kathmandu to Lhasa by Plane
Day 7 and 8: Sightseeing Lhasa for two days
Day 9: Destination Home
- Witness panoramic aerial view of Himalayan ranges during Paro & Kathmandu flights
- Explore Paro exploding with colors and tradition.
- Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’- one of the most famous monasteries in Bhutan.
- Witness Bhutanese culture, tradition and day to day lifestyles of Bhutanese people.
- Enjoy guided sightseeing in Lhasa
- Explore Potala palace, Norbulingka, Jokhang temple