Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour is a multi-country tour that lets you experience the highlights of three popular Himalayan destinations. Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan are fascinating holiday destinations that are on the bucket list of all travelers. Discover the captivating cultural treasures of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan while savoring the dramatic beauty of the Himalayas.
Visit the world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Buddhist monasteries, pagoda palaces, traditional castles, and old bazaars that have existed for thousands of years. Throughout your journey, you will be surrounded by the high and mighty mountains of the Himalayan Range.
The first stop in your multi-country tour is Nepal's capital city Kathmandu. Take a stroll around the medieval palace squares built by the Malla Kings who ruled over Kathmandu Valley for hundreds of years. Explore the ancient Pashupatinath Temple complex, one of the holiest Hindu temples in the world. Light a butter lamp at Boudhanath, the biggest stupa in Nepal. The spiritual vibe of the place is calming and soothing.
You get to enjoy a magnificent Himalayan sunrise and sunset from Nagarkot, a hill station renowned for its splendid Himalayan views. One night and two days in Pokhara, a charming lakeside city, will allow you to enjoy views of snowcapped mountains without having to trek or hike. Enjoy boating on the picturesque Phewa Lake and take a sightseeing tour of the city's tourist sites.
From Pokhara, you return to Kathmandu and catch a flight to Lhasa. For around one and a half hours you will be treated to aerial views of some of the highest mountains in the world. In Lhasa, you will get to visit the impressive Potala Palace, the winter residence of the Dalai Lama.
A walk through the busy Barkhor Market will offer you a peek into the lives of the locals. Watch the pilgrims prostrating in front of the Jokhang Temple, an ancient Buddhist shrine built by the Tibetan king Songsten Gampo. An exploration of the grand Drepung Monastery, one of the three great monasteries in Tibet winds up your Tibet tour.
To get to Bhutan, you need to fly back to Kathmandu again. Tibet and Bhutan's air connectivity to international destinations are limited. Nepal is one of the few countries which operates flights to both the Himalayan countries. The Kathmandu to Paro flight also offers some jaw-dropping Himalayan views. The thrilling landing at the Paro International Airport, which lies in the middle of gigantic mountains, is bound to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Bhutan, covered by large swathes of the forest is one of the greenest countries in the world. You can feel the welcoming embrace of nature as soon as you step on its soil. The air is crisp, the people welcoming, and the vibe comforting. In Bhutan, you will explore its two important cities - Thimphu and Paro.
You will visit the traditional castles and dzongs built by Bhutanese kings and isolated monasteries located in the midst of forests and paddy fields. Experience the beautiful Bhutanese countryside while driving from Paro to Thimphu.
Hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery or the Tiger's Nest in Paro. Clinging precariously to a cliff this monastery is said to have been the meditation chamber of Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche. Discover Bhutan's traditional arts and crafts at the Folk Heritage Museum and the National Institute of Zorig Chusom. Visit a traditional village and interact with the villagers.
Your Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour ends with a flight back to Kathmandu. In a short period of sixteen days, you will have experienced three different Himalayan cultures and explored iconic cultural landmarks.
Spring and autumn are the best seasons for this tour. If you don't mind the wet monsoon season (in Nepal and Bhutan), you can book a tour in summer too. As this trip involves a bit of hiking and walking in high elevations (Tibet and Bhutan), one needs to be reasonably fit to complete this tour.