Best of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet

Enjoy the adventure of visiting three different South Asian Countries in one holiday. Best of Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet tour guides you to the three most beautiful Himalayan nations of South Asia. Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet tour starts from the last Shangri-La--Bhutan, goes through the land of the Mt. Everest; the birthplace of Gautam Buddha—Nepal; and finally steps to the roof of the world—Tibet.

This 21-day adventure starts with sightseeing at Kathmandu, Nepal and proceeds with the flight to Bhutan. Bhutan tour begins with the visits to famous places like Simtokha Dzong, King’s Memorial Chorten, Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Punakha Dzong (fortress), and others.

After Bhutan, the tour to Nepal begins with a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park ( UNESCO enlisted national park) travel and followed by sightseeing in the amazing lake city - Pokhara.

The final destination of our tour - Tibet. Guides you through the known landmarks like Potala, Norbulingka palaces, museum, Barkhor Bazaar and more. A visit to a number of impressive monasteries like Sera, Drepung and Jokhang Temple. Traveling to Lhasa driving through three mountain passes, Simi La, Karo La, Kampa La offers the stunning scenery of mountains cradling beautiful glaciers.

This tour is absolutely physical strain-free and almost anyone in good shape can be a part of it. However, people with a respiratory problem should be cautious as the tour elevates up to approximately 5000m. Others on tour should remain hydrated as the chances of altitude sickness may take place.

Apart from short walks during sightseeing and some stairs, the only strenuous walk during the tour is while hiking up to Tiger’s nest monastery in Bhutan. So, if you are eager to visit different countries with varying culture, tradition and beautiful landscapes without having to compromise with comfort, within one holiday then this trip is definitely for you.
Trip Code: BONBAT52
Starts: Kathmandu
Finishes: Kathmandu
Duration: 21 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 10
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-nov
Elevation: 5300m/ 17388.5ft
Trip Views: 264
Activities: Cultural Tours Spiritual Journey Overland Tours Hiking
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Breakfast: 20
Lunch: 6
Dinner: 7
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Hotel: 20 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet- in one holiday and experience the magnificence of these majestic kingdoms.
  • Bhutan is also known as Druk Yul translated as the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’. Bhutan is the only country in the world which is carbon-negative and uses the happiness index to measure its prosperity.
  • Nepal, a land of cultural diversity is the home to two of the world’s oldest religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. In addition, it is also the birthplace of Gautam Buddha and home to the Living Goddess Kumari.
  • Tibet is the highest country in the world. Potala Palace & Norbulingka are the royal palaces where the Dalai Lama once lived.

Why this Trip

  • Best of Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet tour takes you to three different South Asian Countries in one holiday. It guides you to the three most beautiful Himalayan nations of South Asia: Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet tour starting from the last Shangri-La--Bhutan through the land of the Mt. Everest; the birthplace of Gautam Buddha—Nepal; and finally steps to the roof of the world—Tibet without having to compromise with comfort and breathtaking sceneries of glorious mountains.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • Note
  • Foreign Passport Holders need to arrive in Kathmandu 03 Working days before the fixed dates (Day 01 in the itinerary) for the Chinese Visa (Saturday and Sunday are not considered as working days). 1. A charge of 10% will be applied for any cancellation made prior to 25 days of the departure date. 2. A charge of 25% will be applied for any cancellation made prior to 20 days of the departure date. 3. A charge of 50% will be applied for any cancellation made prior to 10 days of the departure date. 4. No refund for any cancellation made thereafter. 5. Verbal cancellation will not be entertained.

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL TO NEPAL
    At the arrival section of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will be waiting with a placard-carrying your name on it. The airport representative will explain the program upon arrival and escort you to the hotel on a private vehicle; Overnight in Kathmandu;

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

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  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING AND TOUR BRIEFING IN THE EVENING
    Kathmandu valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions. It has significant part in the history of Nepal. Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been chosen as a cultural and historical site of study and excursions throughout the history. We’ll observe some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu throughout the day. Overnight stay at hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Sightseeing
  • placeDAY 3 : KATHMANDU TO PARO
    As per our flight schedule, we fly to Bhutan and reach Paro (Bhutan’s only international airport) in the morning. On reaching Paro, we visit Simtokha Dzong (built in 1627, known as “Palace of the Profound Meaning of Secret Mantras") while driving to Thimpu. Overnight in Thimpu;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Flight to bhutan
    • Simtokha Dzong
  • placeDAY 4 : PUNAKHA SIGHTSEEING
    From Thimpu, a scenic drive takes us to Punakha over Dochu La (3,200 m). At Punakha, we visit Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungtang DechenPhotrang Dzong (meaning “the palace of great happiness or bliss”). Observing the administrative and cultural center for a while, we advance towards Chimi Lhakhang en-route to Wangdiphodrang, a large village with monastery built in 1638 is home to many Bhutanese traditional architecture. Spending sometime in Wangdiphodrang which is located on the hill, we'll enjoy a confluence of the Mo and Tang rivers, picturesque settlements and then we drive back to Thimphu. Overnight in Thimpu.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • lunch
    • dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Sightseeing
  • placeDAY 5 : THIMPU SIGHTSEEING AND DRIVE TO PARO
    On this day, we spend our day touring around Thimphu, a capital of Kingdom of Bhutan. At first, we visit the Memorial Chorten, built in honor of the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, then Cheri monastery and Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). You'll be amazed how rich this city on traditional architectural monuments is. After our tour around the city we drive to Paro. Overnight stay in a guest house of Paro;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Sightseeing
  • placeDAY 6 : TAKTSANG MONASTERY (TIGER’S NEST) SIGHTSEEING
    Early in the morning, we hike to Taktsang Monastery which takes about 3-4 hrs. Walking along the high ridges dotted with colorful Buddhist prayer flags offering stunning views of Himalayas, plus incredible vistas into the valleys below the pass, we visit a farm house in the afternoon. Overnight in Paro;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • dinner

    Accommodation:

    • hotel

    Activities:

    • Sightseeing
    • Himalayas view
  • placeDAY 7 : PARO TO KATHMANDU
    Depending on your flight time, you will be escorted to the airport. You fly back to Kathmandu in the morning, again we'll meet you at the airport and take you to hotel for some rest and free time. Late afternoon we'll visit Bouddhanath Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage place and will have a chance to make some rounds to get some luck. In the evening we'll make a visit to Pashupatinath, a sacred Hindu temple complex that is located on the banks of the holy Bagmati river. It is the holiest place in Nepal and dedicated to Lord Shiva. Observing an ancient ritual Aarati will bring you positive and delightful feeling of happiness. It is a must when in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • hotel

    Activities:

    • Flight to Kathmandu
    • sightseeing
  • placeDAY 8 : KATHMANDU TO CHITWAN
    After breakfast, we will drive to Chitwan National Park which is home to the rare One Horned Rhinoceros and Bengal Tiger. It is about 5 hours of drive from Kathmandu along beautiful landscape and villages. We will then check in the safari lodge. After lunch you'll have some free time to stroll around and chill. In the evening we'll enjoy the famous sunset view, Tharu village excursion, cultural show and then later have dinner in a best Nepali tradition. Overnight at the safari lodge;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • lunch
    • dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Drive to Chitwan
    • cultural show
  • placeDAY 9 : CHITWAN SAFARI
    Right after breakfast in the morning, we will explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site - National Park. We will start by doing jungle jeep safari, canoe ride to observe crocodiles, and bird watching to end the day. Overnight at the safari lodge;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • lunch
    • dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Jungle safari
  • placeDAY 10 : CHITWAN TO POKHARA
    After breakfast, we drive to Pokhara which is about 4 hrs of drive from Chitwan along lovely little villages and beautiful hills. In Pokhara, we visit the International Mountain Museum and later we walk along the Phewa Lake to enjoy the evening at lakeside. Overnight at the hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Drive to Pokhara
    • International Mountain Museum
  • placeDAY 11 : POKHARA TOUR
    First thing in the morning we will drive to Sarangkot to observe stunning sunrise view over Annapurna Himalayas. It is something you will carry in your memories for years. After breakfast, we'll take a boat across the Phewa lake and do a very short hike to World Peace Stupa. Then climb down towards Davis fall and visit Tibetan Refugee camp on the way. Free afternoon for you to either enjoy the beautiful lake city or rest. Overnight at the hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Hike
  • placeDAY 12 : POKHARA TO KATHMANDU
    After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. We'll make a stop in a very lovely village called Bandipur if we have a time to enjoy the view from top and stroll by the streets with authentic restaurants and cafes. We arrive to Kathmandu in the evening we'll have a briefing about Tibet tour over the dinner and pack for tomorrow. Overnight in Kathmandu; packing.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

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    • Hotel

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  • placeDAY 13 : KATHMANDU TO KERUNG
    Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Kathmandu in the morning and then we will drive through small mountain road to the border at Nepalese side. On the way you can enjoy the waterfall, river, gorges, and forest - nature that Nepal is famous for. Finally, we will arrive Nepal Tibet newly opened Kerung border. Our Tibetan guide and driver will pick you up at the border and make the necessary immigration paper work and then continue driving to Kerung town at the distance of 20Km. Welcome to Tibet! Overnight in Kerung town.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Drive to kerung
  • placeDAY 14 : KERUNG TO TINGRI
    After breakfast, you will start your journey to New Tingri passing by the most sacred cave of Milarepa Yogi which dates back to the 11th century and also the birth place of Milarepa. Continue driving through Gongthang La Pass at the elevation of over 5000m and then drive along Pekutso lake and advance to Old Tingri at the distance of around 100Km from Pekutso. It is a place where all climbers come together before and after their summits. The scenery is extremely beautiful with Shishapangma Snow Mountain on the right and Pekutso on the left. If the weather is nice, you will see first time Mount Everest on the way to Old Tingri. You will continue driving on the friendship highway and reach New Tingri after one-hour drive. Overnight in New Tingri;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Drive
  • placeDAY 15 : TINGRI TO SHIGATSE
    You will start your tour at around 9.30am from your hotel and drive through big mountain passes: Gyatso La 5200m and Tso La 4500m with some beautiful villages. You will have your lunch at Shigatse and then head for the sightseeing of Tashi Lhunpo monastery, founded by 1st Dalai Lama in 1447. Monastery is located on a hill in the center of the city, the full name in Tibetan means "all fortune and happiness gathered here" or "heap of glory". Overnight at Shigatse, second biggest city in Tibet;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Sightseeing
  • placeDAY 16 : SHIGATSE TO GYANTSE
    You will start off at around 9am from your hotel and then drive to town called Gyantse. The town, surrounded by a wall 3km long, is strategically located in the Nyang Chu valley on the ancient trade routes from the Chumbi Valley, Yatung and Sikkim, which met here. The fortress (constructed in 1390) guarded the southern approaches to the Yarlung Tsangpo Valley and Lhasa. After lunch in Gyangtse you'll visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda Stupa - it is a fusion of Han, Tibetan and Nepali architecture. In the afternoon, explore the old town of Gyantse and overnight there;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Palchoe monastery
    • old town Gyantse
  • placeDAY 17 : GYANTSE TO LHASA
    You will start the trip at around 9am from your hotel and then drive towards Lhasa via 3 high passes: Simi La, Karo La, Kampa La, respectively. Karo La is the highest pass among them which is over 5000m with its most beautiful glaciers; beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampa La pass. You will have your lunch at Nakartse county which is just between the Yamdrok lake and Karo La glaciers. Overnight in Lhasa

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • drive
  • placeDAY 18 : EXPLORE LHASA
    You'll spend whole 2 days to explore the capital of Tibet in a walking tours with local guides: Jokhang Temple (most sacred and important temple in Tibet), Barkhor Street and Bazar (Barkhor Street is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple), Potala Palace (a former residence of Dalai Lama until 14th Dalai Lama before he left to India), original Dropenling Handcraft Center and work shop. You can get there unique products and of high quality, made using traditional techniques. Norbulingka Palace, the largest man made palace in Tibet. And so many more.

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    • Breakfast

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    • Hotel

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  • placeDAY 19 : EXPLORE LHASA
    continue Tibet tour

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    • Breakfast

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    • Hotel

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  • placeDAY 20 : LHASA TO KATHMANDU
    This is the day we you return to Kathmandu. Depending on your flight status you can have free time to shop in Thamel, relax in spa after long journey and enjoy the farewell dinner to exchange the highlights of the journey with each other.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

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    • Hotel

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  • placeDAY 21 : DEPARTURE
    Depending on the flight time we will arrange the transfer to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

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  • Detail Inclusions
    • Meals: Breakfast=19, Lunch=06, Dinner=06
    • Accommodation Nights (Twin sharing basis): 20 (Total)
    • Nepal = 09, Bhutan=04, Tibet: 07
    • Overland/ Air Transportation:                                      
    • Private Coach: as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Public Deluxe Coach: Kathmandu to Chitwan, Chitwan to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Airport Transfers: Included
    • Ticket/Fees/Taxes: All Permits and Taxes; Travel permits and visa for Tibet and Bhutan. Nepal visa you can get on arrival.
    • Staffs: Guide
  • Complimentary
    • Souvenir
    • map
  • Exclusions
    • Travel and medical insurance;
    • Kathmandu to Paro, Paro to Kathmandu, Lhasa to Kathmandu
    • Any item not included in the inclusion section;
    • Meals other than mentioned in the itinerary;
    • Expenses of personal nature as bar bills, laundry, telephone calls and personal gratuities etc.
    • Visa fee and Flight Fear will be extra
    • Visa fee: US$85 Per Person(If American and Canadian passport holder extra $90)
    • Flight fee (Lhasa-Kathmandu) US$ 355 Per Person (subject changeable )

     



FAQS

  • 1. What is the best season to visit Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan ?
    Answer: Spring (April to early June) and autumn (September to October) is the perfect time to visit Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan as the weather is quite comfortable (neither cold nor hot). It rains a lot during monsoon (Mid-June and August) in Nepal and Bhutan, and the winter is extremely cold in Tibet. From mid-Feb to entire March, international tourists are not allowed in Tibet. So these two seasons are the best time to visit these Himalayan countries.
  • 2. What should I pack for a Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour ?
    For packing it is advisable to take two bags; one large backpack for daily activities and one small handbag for important permits and valuables. Dress according to the travelling seasons. Warm clothes and strong shoes are very important. Wear clothes in layers so that you can add or remove the clothes as the temperature changes. Waterproof clothing and raincoat are highly recommended if you are headed for Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour in summer. Also bring hat, sunglasses and sunscreen cream to protect your skin from the strong sunlight even in winter.
  • 3. Is independent tour allowed in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan ?
    Not basically. While Nepal allows independent travelers, Tibet and Bhutan does has strict rules against independent travelers. All non-native passport holders are restricted to enter these countries independently in order to protect the local environment, precious cultural relics and time-honored. Foreigners must use the service of an authorized travel agency to visit these countries.
  • 4. Are the Inter-country/Inter-city flights included in this price ?
    These flights costs are quoted separately.
  • 5. Can we get a direct flight from Lhasa to Bhutan without arriving Kathmandu ?
    No, there aren’t any flights from Lhasa to Bhutan (Paro). Similarly, there is only one flight to Lhasa or Bhutan (Paro) from Kathmandu per day and approximately 3-4 flights per week. Thus, a day in Kathmandu is a must while flying from Lhasa to Bhutan or vice versa.

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