Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour - 16 Days

Overview

Nepal Bhutan Tibet Tour is a tour package where you get to visit three countries in this tour, where you go sightseeing various aspect of the cultural, social, historical, religious and natural ways of life and artifacts of historical and architectural value, while in those countries, with a bit of eco-safari thrown in for good measures.

The three countries, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet, where you would undertake this Nepal Bhutan Tibet Tour are countries in close proximity of each other sharing common borders, and values through historical time until the present time. But, in this close proximity of time, they have also evolved their own aesthetic, unique, cultural and historical values of their traditions which they showcase in the different monumental structural artifacts built over the period of time. Each having taken a bit from one and to make into a style of building of their own.

Nepal and Bhutan lie in the Himalayan Mountain Range with some of the Highest Mountain Peaks and both being landlocked countries just as Tibet is, but is the highest tableland, better known as a plateau which is also somewhat a cold desert. But, these natural attributes of isolation, have only made them artistically stronger in all aspects of cultural portrayal which they have to display, made over the period of time. This is what this tour of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibetan has four you day after day in the fourteen-day period while you are on it. The tour of these three countries takes you around in Bhutan of the three cities of Thimphu, which is the modern capital, Paro, the show house of the country and to the old capital Punakha and then you fly over to Kathmandu for some sightseeing there and onto the tourist lakeside city, Pokhara and finally it is a Jungle safari in Chitwan before being from all the way over to Lhasa in Tibet for the grand finale of two days cultural sightseeing there. When it’s all over you head back home with memories of these three countries and what has been shown to you as a living memory.

Everything which we do in life has its value, so can be said the same of this Nepal Bhutan Tibet Tour. It gives you much in ways of culture and tradition which is different from what is usually seen elsewhere in the world. When you are in Bhutan, you will be viewing cultural aspects such as Dzongs, which are fortress build in the past to mainly protect itself from Tibetan subjugation, now mainly used as administrative blocks with monasteries and temple within them. Then it is the Lakhangs, actually temples with value to individuals more than deities. There are shrines and monasteries which imbue the value of the Buddhist faith which they hold true to their hearts.

Nepal gives, you the history in the palaces, the temples for its Hindu faith along with the stupas and temple for the Buddhist faith which it follows as well. And, the bounties of its ecosystem in the jungle safari in the tropical jungles which is a wildlife sanctuary. The two days in Lhasa Tibet takes you to places of both historical and cultural value in the visits to the Potala Palace, the Norbulinka Palace, Jokhang Temple being there because of the marriage relationship of a Nepalese and Chinese princess to the same King and the Sera Monastery, with a bit of history to its credit along with the value of spiritual education it imparts and much more which leaves an imprint on the mind long after you have completed the tour with photographs to prove the facts.

Why can’t I enter these countries and do the touring myself?
The two countries, Bhutan and Tibet have strict policies where people wanting to visit the country as tourists have to use a tour operator that is registered with the tourism board in their respective countries, who make set guided plans and itineraries for what is available to be seen. In Nepal, it is also a good practice to use an operator for what you want to do, it falls cheaper. We as a tour operator, dealing in all three countries, see that such a complicated tour pattern goes off smoothly.

Outline Itinerary for Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3: From Kathmandu to Pokhara – Drive or Fly
Day 4: Pokhara – Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara sightseeing
Day 5: Pokhara to Chitwan – Drive or Fly
Day 6: Chitwan – Jungle Activities
Day 7: Chitwan to Kathmandu – Drive or Fly
Day 8: Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,650m) by Flight
Day 9 and 10: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Day 11: Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu
Day 12: Fly to Paro(2,250m) Bhutan and Drive to Thimphu (2,350m)
Day 13: Drive from Thimphu to Punakha (1,310m)
Day 14: Drive from Punakha to Paro (2,250m)
Day 15: Paro – hike to Taktsang Monastery
Day 16: Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy sightseeing tour to medieval city of Kathmandu
  • Explore the magical beauty of Pokhara
  • Witness panoramic views of Himalayan range, sunrise and Pokhara city from Sarangkot
  • Enjoy jungle Safari in Royal Chitwan National Park
  • Witness panoramic aerial view of Himalayan ranges during Kathmandu Lhasa & Kathmandu Paro flights
  • Enjoy guided sightseeing in Lhasa
  • Explore Potala palace, Norbulingka, Jokhang temple
  • 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.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Today, you will arrive at the International Airport in Kathmandu. A staff of the Company will be waiting to welcome you and then will take you to your hotel. If there is still time left in the day, you could use it as it might please you.

Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Today, you will go on a sightseeing tour of special places in Kathmandu, all of them are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
-You first begin by going to Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is in the centre of the city. It houses the old palace of the Shah Kings and a number of temples and a vast open market and houses still in the old building style.
-Next, we go to Pushupatinath Temple. It is a large temple complex built around the fifth century to honour Lord Shiva.
-Then after lunch, we go to Swayambhunath Temple atop a hillock, revered both by the Hindus and Buddhist a link. This Temple Stupa, has the creation of the Kathmandu Valley linked to it.
-Finally, we go to Boudhanath, which is the largest and holiest stupa in Nepal. It is said to have the single strand of the Buddha’s hair in it. It is also believed that by circumambulation its circumference ringing the bells and turning the prayer wheels, one gets relief from torment and stress.

Day 3
From Kathmandu to Pokhara - Drive or Fly

Today, you have the option of either going by bus or flying to Pokhara (flying will incur an extra charge). Going by tourist bus, will take you about seven to eight hour though the most wonderful sceneries of green hills along the Trishuli River, with wayside villages on the way. The flight will be the most of half an hour with an aerial view of the rural landscape. You will then check into a hotel.

Day 4
Pokhara - Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara sightseeing

Early in the morning, before the sunrises, you will be taken to the village of Sarangkot atop a hill, to catch the sunrise over the snow-capped mountain of Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhare and other peaks. A little later after taking in the sights, we head back to the city for a tour of it.
-We first go to famous Bindabasni Temple which is dedicated to the Goddess Durga.
-Then it is the Seti Gorge
-The Davis Falls
-The Longest Cave in South Asia the Gupteshwor Cave.
-Then we drive to the World Peace Stupa.
-Then take a boat ride in the Fewa tal (lake) with the reflection of Annapurna in it.
-Visit the Tibetan refugee camp.
-And Visit the Mountaineering Museum.

Day 5
Pokhara to Chitwan - Drive or Fly

Today you either take the tourist bus or fly (with an extra charge) to Chitwan. The drive is a four hour journey along some lovely green hills and along a river. In Chitwan, you are check into the hotel and start you tour:
-Go to a Tharu Village to Check living conditions of the Tribals
-Visit Elephant Breeding centre
-Sunset point for a beautiful sun set over the jungles
-Tharu Cultural Show of Stick Dance

Day 6
Chitwan - Jungle Activities

On you second day in Chitwan, you following the following pattern:
-Early wake call for Bird watching
-Breakfast and then jungle walk with naturalist
-Elephant Breeding Centre and Elephant Bath
-Elephant Back-top Jungle or jeep safari
-Canoeing in crocodile river

Day 7
Chitwan to Kathmandu - Drive or Fly

Today, you will be woken up early for some birdwatching over breakfast and then taken to either the bus stop or airport, depending on your choice. By tourist bus, it will take from seven to eight hours. In Kathmandu you will check into your hotel for the day and then use the remaining part to do as it might please you.

Day 8
Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,650m) by Flight

Today, according to the schedule of your flight, you will be taken to the airport to board your flight to Lhasa over some of the most stunning terrain over Nepal and Tibet. In Lhasa, you will be met by the guide, who will welcome you and take you to your hotel for some rest and to acclimatize to being in 3,650 metres.

Day 9
Sightseeing in Lhasa

On the first day in Lhasa, you will be taken for the whole day. We start right after breakfast, where first begin by the Potala Palace, which is atop a hill and was first built King Songtsen Gompo and added to its magnificent by successive kings and Dalai to its refineries’. Then, we pay a visit to Norbulinka and Ramoche Monastery. Norbulinka means Treasure Park and is thought to be the largest man made garden in Tibet. Whereas the Ramche Monastery was first built in the 7th century by Hand architecture of China. We are then transferred by to our hotel.

Day 10
Lhasa Sightseeing

Completing breakfast, we continue seeing other places in Lhasa. We begin by going to Sera Monastery, we means wild roses in Tibetan. It is a Monastery 5 Km to the north of Lhasa with a vast complex of a main assemble hall and three universities which has a capacity to house 4 to 5 thousand monks. Next we go to Jokhang Temple that is in the heart of Lhasa and has the most precious item, a golden Shakyamuni gifted by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on her wedding to King Songtsen Gompo. Eventually we go to Barkhor Market to check out what bargains of religious and culture items we might get of the culture of Tibet here. We then return to our hotel for the night.

Day 11
Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu

Today, on completing breakfast, you will be taken to the airport for you flight to Kathmandu. You will pass over snow-capped peaks of the High Himalayan Mountains including Mt. Everest. In Kathmandu, you will be met by the staff of the company and then taken to your hotel lodging. You might spend the remaining part of the day as you please.

Day 12
Fly to Paro(2,250m) Bhutan and Drive to Thimphu (2,350m)

Today, you fly into Paro in Bhutan, the flight by Druk Air take you over some of the most breath-taking terrain of the Himalayas, with rolling green hills below, and the high Snow-capped Mountain peaks to the north. You then land in the Lush green valley at Paro. Here you will be met by the tour guiding staff, whom will take you to town for lunch.
-After lunch, you will be driven to Thimphu in an hour’s drive for your sightseeing
-In Thimphu, we first visit Buddha’s point, to the largest statue of Buddha, overlooking the Thimphu City.
-Then it is to the King’s Memorial Choten, built in memory of the Late King.
-Then it is Tashichho Dzong, a fortress, now used as an administrative, block, temples, and monastery.
-Then it is Farmer’s market and Folk Heritage Museum set in a 300 year old house.

Day 13
Drive from Thimphu to Punakha (1,310m)

After completing breakfast, we drive to Punakha via the Dochula Pass at 3,140 metres, from where we get a majestic view of the High Eastern Himalayan Mountains on a clear day.
On the way, we stop and take a short hike to Chimi Lakhang (temple) dedicated to Drukpa Kunley, which is the temple of fertility.

Day 14
Drive from Punakha to Paro (2,250m)

After breakfast, we drive back to Paro, and do some sightseeing.
-Rinpung Dzong Monastery, Fortress on a Heap of Jewels – this fortress has protect the country from number of invasions in the past.
-Airport View Point – to see the stunning lands and the far end of the Paro Valley.

Day 15
Paro - hike to Taktsang Monastery

Today, we take a short drive to the base of Taktsang Monastery and make a two hour hike to the Taktsang Monastery, also called the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. It is a monastery which is nearly three thousand metres high above sea level built against the walls of a cliff. It is believed that the Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress to meditate here for three months. It is one of the most famous monasteries for it architecture.

Day 16
Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

You tour is now completed, so you will be taken to the airport and bid farewell for you outbound flight home or to your next destination.
At Breakfree Adventures, we hope that you had a fabulous time on this three country tour of ours, where we as a tour operator, only take your comfort and security of high importance.

Cost

What is Included

  • Airport pick up/drop off by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Guided Kathmandu city tour at 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites with private vehicle and guide.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Chitwan - Kathmandu transfers by a tourist bus. (Option: Flight or private vehicle)
  • Sarangkot sunrise tour & Pokhara city sightseeing with private vehicle and guide.
  • All accommodation in Chitwan at deluxe a/c resort.
  • All meals in Chitwan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) including tea/coffee.
  • All jungle activities as per the program.
  • Experienced nature guide during the safari.
  • 3-star accommodation throughout your Bhutan stay (4 & 5 stars may require an additional premium).
  • Three meals per day - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner in Bhutan (only breakfast on last day)
  • Guided city tour in Bhutan by an experienced English speaking local tour guide.
  • All transportation by a private vehicle in Bhutan.
  • Necessary permit and monuments entrance fees in Bhutan.
  • Bhutan Visa fees.
  • Government royalty, tax, visa fees, service charge in Bhutan.
  • All transportation by a private vehicle in Lhasa.
  • Guided Lhasa city tour with your personal guide.
  • Accommodation in Lhasa including breakfast.
  • Tibet travel permit.
  • All government taxes, VAT and office service charge.

What is Not Included

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara/Lhasa.
  • Monuments entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu/Pokhara/Lhasa.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs for faster service)
  • International airfare (Kathmandu/Lhasa/Kathmandu & Kathmandu/Paro/Kathmandu) and travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Tips & Gratuities.

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Trip Facts

  • 15 Nights/16 Days
  • All year round
  • Private vehicles & Flights
  • Lhasa (3650m)
  • Easy
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Paro,
  • Cultural Sightseeing & hiking
  • Cultural & Nature Tour
  • Nepal-UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Pokhara City, Chitwan National Park/Tibet- Potala Palace, Norbulinka, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market/Bhutan-Taktsang Monastery 'Tiger's Nest', Paro Rinpung Dzong, Thimphu, Punakha Dzong
  • Hotels

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