Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour is all in one journey where you can explore the Himalayan beauty of all three nations, namely Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan, in a single go. These countries are quite similar to each other in terms of geography and religious practices. All three nations lie in the lap of Himalayas, and one can observe the influence of Buddhism religion in all three countries. However, the degree of mountainous terrain, geographical features, and topographical conditions varies from one another. Also, Buddhism religion prevalent in each nation differs from that of the other to some extent.
Nepal is a beautiful land of the Himalayas and lush nature enriched with authentic Hindu religion and interesting Nepalese people. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a city of temples. You’ll find the artistic and old temples in every corner you visit. Thamel lies in the center of Kathmandu city. It is a buzzing area full of shops and cafeterias. The old houses and narrow streets of the place are even more appealing. The ancient temples and artistic Malla palaces are the living evidence of vibrant art, culture, and history of Nepal.
In Tibet, one can explore the beauty of sublime mountains and get some insights into the authentic Buddhist religion. The serene mountain lakes, snow-clad mountains, and rich Buddhist culture; nothing could be more fascinating than the close up views of Mt. Everest from the Tibetan side. Besides these, the local Tibetan people, their culture, custom, tradition, and lifestyle, it’s a totally different experience.
Last but not least, Bhutan, also known as the previous Shangrila is one of the exotic travel destinations around the globe. Bhutan is a totally different place. The country exceeds gross national happiness with traditional people who have maintained their traditional lifestyle and culture intact despite its connection to the outer world. It’s enticing landscapes, pristine environment and Himalayas are an allure that captivates the heart of any enthusiastic travel lovers. Apart from the natural glory, the authentic Buddhist religion, dzongs, and fortress-like monasteries, Bhutan is a glorious place to spend some quality time in.
So, are you excited to embark on a wonderful journey to experience the Himalayas and the essence of life? World Alpine Treks is here with Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour to escort you throughout the cross border nations – Tibet and Bhutan!
The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance, if any, at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.
The second day is a day tour just to warm up prior to your trekking journey. Kathmandu is a city enriched with artistic palaces, beautiful monuments, ancient temples, and other constructions of historical and cultural importance. No wonder the city has seven out of ten UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Today, you will be guided to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. These heritages are perfect examples of rich history, exceptional culture, and architectural treasures of Nepal. At first, you will be taken to KathmanduDurbar Square. The art, crafts, and carvings in the palaces, temples, and other monuments of the durbar square are excellent. The durbar square is a vast complex that comprises of palaces, courtyards, and temples. It is now a museum that treasures some valuable items of Nepalese history and monarchy in Nepal. From the durbar square, you will be escorted to Swayambhunath stupa (Monkey temple), Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa respectively. In the evening, you will be driven back to your hotel for an overnight stay. (Inclusive of breakfast)
Early in the morning, after breakfast in the hotel, you will be driven to Nagarkot. It’s a beautiful hill station near Kathmandu famous for mountain views. On the way, we stop at Bhaktapur Durbar square, which is quite similar to Kathmandu Durbar Square that you had visited yesterday. After exploring the durbar square, we drive pass the beautiful scenic path to a beautiful hill station near Kathmandu i.e. Nagarkot. Here, you can enjoy the panoramic views of mountains from so close. Tonight, at a hotel in Nagarkot(Inclusive of breakfast)
We wake up early to catch the sunrise from the view tower in Nagarkot. We walk from our hotel room to view the tower early in the morning, right before the sunrise. It’s truly an amazing view to watch the sunrise amidst the panorama of mountains. On a clear day, we can see the vistas of mountains distinctly around us. After catching the glorious views of sunrise and mountains, we return back to our hotel for breakfast. We explore the periphery area for a while and drive back to Kathmandu.
Take a scenic flight above the Himalayas to Lhasa. Upon arrival, our Tibetan crew will pick you up at the airport and escort you to a hotel in Lhasa. You can relax at your hotel for the rest of the time. Tonight, at hotel in Lhasa(Inclusive of breakfast)
Lhasa is a capital city and administrative center of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. The religious, cultural, and historical heritages of Tibet are also centralized in this city. Also referred to as the place of Gods, Lhasa is a beautiful city preserved with some ancient palaces, temples, and monasteries. Today is the first day of a sightseeing tour around Lhasa city. You will be escorted to some wonderful places like Sera Monastery, Norbulingka palace, Jokhang temple, and Bakor street. Sera monastery is a large monastery that shelters many monks following Buddhism and its teachings. Norbulingka Palace is a grand summer palace of Dalai Lama that dominates the entire Lhasa city. Jokhang is an ancient temple that is surrounded by Bakor Street, a busy street around the temple. Tonight, at a hotel in Lhasa (Inclusive of breakfast)
In Lhasa, we have so many places to explore. Today, we visit the Potala palace and Drepung monastery. Potala Palace is a grand palace of the Dalai Lama that dominates the entire Lhasa city. The red and whitewashed walls of the castle are distinctly visible from far away. Built-in the 14th century, the Drepung monastery was once the largest monastery in the entire world. After visiting these places, we return back to our hotel in Lhasa for the night (Inclusive of breakfast)
Take a flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your pre-booked hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, at your hotel in Kathmandu(Inclusive of breakfast)
Fly over the beautiful Himalayas ranges to the international airport in Paro. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by our Bhutanese crew members. They will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to a hotel in Paro. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Paro (Inclusive of breakfast)
It’s an interesting day in Bhutan, where we explore major cities like Thimpu and Bhutan. Today, we roam around the important places in Thimpu and Paro city. We visit Taschicchodzong, which is a beautiful fortress and monastery that was built in the medieval period. Similarly, we visit the national library, the traditional school of Arts and Crafts, taxtile and heritage museum, handicrafts emporium, etc. last but not the least. We also visit the Memorial Chorten in Thimpu, which was built in the memory of the Third King of Bhutan. He is also regarded as the father of Modern Bhutan. In the evening, you will be dropped at your hotel in Paro. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Paro (Inclusive of breakfast)
Early in the morning, we hike to a popular monastery in Paro i.e., Tiger’s nest monastery. It is an alluring attraction of Paro city placed on the edge of the steep cliff. It is popular for its dramatic location and a Buddhist myth. As per the mythology, the monastery lies in the same place where Guru Rinpoche had fled on a back of a tigress to meditate on a cave. Today, we walk up to the monastery and explore the monastery and its peripheral areas. Tonight, back to the hotel in Paro.
Take a flight from Paro to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your pre-booked hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, at your hotel in Kathmandu(Inclusive of breakfast)
Today, you will be dropped at the airport a few hours before your scheduled flight. (Inclusive of breakfast)