On the lap of Himalayas-Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet Tour
Feb, Mar, April, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov and Dec.
Activity Per Day
Tourist Bus, Private Car, Plane Flight
Min Group Size
With this Bhutan Nepal Tibet Tour, visit iconic heritage sites, experience Himalayan culture and taste mountain hospitality. Bhutan Nepal and Tibet had once been known as 'forbidden kingdoms,' for centuries remained segregated from the outside world. These countries have agreed only in the last few decades to open their doors to international visitors. If you have had enough concrete jungles, sea cruise, islands, and zoos, you would want mountains to bring you back to your roots and let you find your inner peace. These countries in the lap of the great Himalayas will give you a fresh experience with the elegance of the old world and fascinating cultures. Explore these ancient nations' cultural highlights and witness Buddhist spiritualism.
Outline Itinerary ( 15 Days )
Arrival at Bhutan-Paro
Arrive at Paro and Pick up by our representative at the airport and drive to Thimpu. Overnight hotel.
Sightseeing in Thimpu
Sightseeing Thimpu Visit hospital of traditional medicine, Memorial Chorten and National Library, handicrafts centers, and the school of Thangka painting. Overnight hotel.
Drive from Thimpu to Paro In the morning drive to Paro and sightseeing of the fortified tower of Ta Dzong, ruins of Drugyel Dzong and Kyichu Temple of the 7th century. Overnight at hotel.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Kathmandu. Overnight at Himalayan Suite hotel.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
After breakfast venture off to your guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu in a private vehicle. See attractions such as Swaymbhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Patan Durbar Square. Overnight at Himalayan Suite Hotel. (B)
Helicopter tour to Langtang
After breakfast helicopter to Langtang Valley, Kayanjin Gompa. Overnight at Himalayan Suite Hotel. (B)
You will be met at the Lhasa airport by your Tibetan guide and transferred to hotel located in the Old Town of Lhasa, elevation 3600 meters. You can then explore the nearby Old Town of Lhasa and the markets lining Barkhor Square. Overnight at hotel
After breakfast, you will visit the Jokhang, the holiest Buddhist temple in all of the Himalayas. Each day, many thousands of Buddhist pilgrims come here to worship. Many have traveled well over a thousand kilometers by foot to see this 1400-year-old temple. After lunch, you will visit the 600-year-old huge monastery complex of Sera. While at Sera, you watch the monks engage in entertaining Buddhist philosophical debates. In the evening, you will have free time to wander around the Old Town on your own. Overnight in hotel.
Lhasa sightseeing: Potala palace – Drepung monastery
Today you will start your day by visiting the massive 1000 room Potala Palace, the most iconic building in Tibet. You will work your way up the steps of the Potala and then go through the most important rooms in this famous UNESCO site. After lunch, you will explore another one of Tibet’s important monasteries which is the Drepung monastery. Drepung monastery is the largest yellow hat monastery in whole Tibet. In the late afternoon and evening, you will have free time to explore Lhasa on your own or do some souvenir shopping. Overnight in hotel.
Lhasa—Yamdrok Lake—Karo La Glacier—Gyantse—Shigatse
You will depart Lhasa in the early morning and drive through the scenic Yarlung River Valley towards Yamdrok Lake. Yamdrok is one of Tibet’s 4 main holy lakes and is regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in the Himalayas. From the Kamba La Pass, you get a panoramic view of this spectacular lake with the nearby mountains. Next, you will drive along the lakeshore to Nankartse, where you will stop for lunch. Next, you will begin ascending again to the stunning Karo La Glacier. Here, you can get an up-close view of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang and the glaciers coming off of it. Your next stop is the pleasant town of Gyantse where you will visit the massive Gyantse Kumbum Stupa as well as the Pelkhor Chode Monastery. You will then continue to Shigatse, elevation 3840 meters, and stay at Hotel.
Shigatse—Gyatso La Pass—Everest Base Camp
This day will take you from Shigatse to Tibet’s North Face Everest Base Camp. Along the way, you will be passing through several small Tibetan farming villages that you will be able to photograph. You will cross over the 5248 meters high Gyatso La Pass, which offers a sweeping view of the rolling Himalaya Mountains. You will continue on to the Everest Region crossing over another high pass. This pass, the Geu La, offers a panoramic view of the glacier-covered Himalaya. From here, you can see 5 of the world’s 15 highest peaks, including Everest. From the Geu La, you will then go to Rongphu, the highest monastery in the world at just under 5000 meters in elevation. The iconic view of Everest from here will be a high point of your journey! Overnight in Tea tent guest house.
After watching the sunrise on Mt. Everest, you will make the journey back to Shigatse. You will stop again at Rongphu Monastery and at the Geu La passes for some final views of Mt. Everest. In Shigatse, you will stay again at the 4 Star Gesar Hotel. The driving distance from Everest base camp to Shigatse is 270 kilometers and the driving time is 7 hours.
After breakfast, you will explore Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the main attraction in Shigatse. This is the largest monastery in the area in central Tibet. You will then follow the beautiful Yarlung River back to Lhasa. You will arrive in Lhasa in the late afternoon with enough time to wander the Old Town one last time and to do any last-minute shopping. In Lhasa, you will stay at Hotel.
In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Himalayan Suite Hotel. You will have a farewell dinner and Spa massage.
Depart to Home country
After breakfast in the morning, you will be escorted by our airport representative to the airport for your homeward departure. (B)
- Airport pick up & drop off service in a private vehicle
- 3-star accommodation in Nepal with breakfast
- 3-star accommodation in Lhasa with breakfast
- Government-approved 3-star accommodation in Bhutan
- All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in Bhutan
- Guided sightseeing tour as mentioned in the itinerary
- Professional English-speaking, government licensed local tour guide for sightseeing
- Bhutan visa fee and special permit
- Tibet Travel Permit
- Oxygen cylinder and bottled water in vehicle during Tibet tour
- All Local and Government taxes, administrative charges
- Insurance of the staffs
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu and 30 minutes full body massage.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Lhasa
- Nepal Visa fee
- Tibet/Chinese visa fee
- Travel and medical insurance
- International flight (Paro - Kathmandu and Kathmandu - Lhasa-Kathmandu)
- Personal expenses (laundry, bar bills, snacks, phone calls, internet etc.)
- Tips for guide and driver (tipping is expected)
- Any expenses not mentioned in included section