Experience the magnificence of three majestic nations all at once! Nepal Hiking Team offers a package designed to endeavour the attractions of three Himalayan nations namely Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tours in a single tour. Start up with an authentic art and culture of Nepal in the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu and admire the blend of mountains and lush landscape from a popular hill station – Nagarkot!
If you haven’t had an opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement of mountain flights then Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour lets you confront the towering mountains from a flight to/from Lhasa and a flight to/from Paro. Flying over the Himalayas in the route is nothing less than the breath taking mountain flight experience.
Lhasa is a place of wonder. Owning to its wild landscape and unique Tibetan culture, it is a dreamland. The artistic Buddhism influenced monasteries that holds the history of century back treasures an aspect of life that you would love to live with. The peace of being in such a high altitude religion will lift up your spirituality and make you feel the presence of Lord Buddha.
The glory that the Himalayan country Bhutan holds cannot be expressed in words! Any words of appreciation would always be less for the beauty it possesses. The secluded and remote nature of Bhutan has been able to preserve its natural beauty and vibrant culture in its original state. The lush landscape, the wild Himalayas and the colorful and vibrant culture of Bhutan has made it in the top charts of any nature and culture lover.
Nepal Hiking Team with due care helps you to relish the beauty that these three nations behold.
- Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu
- Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour- Nagarkot
- Day 3: Nagarkot to Kathmandu
- Day 4: Fly to Lhasa and transfer to hotel.
- Day 5: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa
- Day 6: Second day sightseeing tour in Lhasa
- Day 7: Lhasa to Kathmandu
- Day 8: Kathmandu to Paro
- Day 9: Paro-Thimphu
- Day 10: Thimphu
- Day 11: Thimphu-Paro
- Day 12: Depart Paro
- Day 13: Farewell
- All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
- Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- A night accommodation with breakfast at a 3 star category hotel in Nagarkot
- All guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, Tibet and Bhutan including entry fees, tour guide and private transport
- Tibet Travel Permits and Visa fees
- Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa economic class
- All accommodation in Tibet with breakfast, 3 star category hotel in Lhasa/Shigatse and best available Guesthouses other places
- Return flight from Paro to Kathmandu economic class
- Four nights 5 days Bhutan cultural tours including: Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) Government approved hotels, all sightseeing tours, entrance fees, tour guides etc.
- Bhutan Visa fees
- All government taxes and service charges
- Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary”
- International flights other than specified in the cost inclusion sections
- Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee
- Indian visa fee
- Personal shopping, internet/Phone bill, and laundry
- Pony service and porters
- Tips for tour guide and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu
When you arrive at Tribhuwan International airport, you will be welcomed by our representative. You will be privately transferred to the hotel for check in. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour- Nagarkot
Today, our sightseeing tour commences from the holy temple of Hindu devotees, Pashupatinath temple. Then we move to Boudhanath, 8 km east from Kathmandu. In the afternoon, we drive to Bhaktapur and explore architectural temples, shrines like Lion gate, Golden Gate, and the palace of 55 windows. We, then head towards Nagarkot to see the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset along with spectacular view of Himalayan ranges. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 3: Nagarkot to Kathmandu
Your morning starts with the enthralling sunrise along with the splendid mountain views. After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. On arrival, we continue with sightseeing of Patan Durbar Square. We visit Krishna Temple, Patan Durbar with Royal bath, Hiranya Varna Mahavir - a Buddhist Monastery. Then we head to Kathmandu durbar square – a historical palace of Nepal where we see Kumari Temple (Kumar is living goddess of Nepal), Kasthamandap etc. Eventually, we move to Swayambhunath. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 4: Fly to Lhasa and transfer to hotel.
The flight from Nepal to Lhasa (3660m/12004Ft) in Tibet is considered one of the most beautiful air routes in the world, as it provides sweeping views of Everest (8848m/2922ft), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8536m/27998ft) and other Himalayan peaks. If traveling via mainland China, there are a wide variety of flights in addition to the world’s highest train route to reach Lhasa. Upon arrival, you will be received by our Tibetan guide at the airport/train station. After approximately 1.45 hours of driving, you will reach Lhasa. It's advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa's altitude. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.
Day 5: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa
We spend our day visiting several monasteries in Lhasa in the company of a guide and interpreter. One of these is the Sera Monastery, a best-preserved monastery in Tibet within its whitewashed walls and golden roofs. After lunch we visit Norbulingka, a summer palace of the Dalai Lama and the Jokhang Temple, a most sacred shrine in Tibet. Surrounding the Jokhang is the Barkor - a maze of narrow cobbled streets that is the central market of Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.
Day 6: Second day sightseeing tour in Lhasa
We visit Potala Palace in the morning. It is a palace that dominates the city of Lhasa. It is a spectacular building containing private quarters of the Dalai Lama as well as numerous grand state rooms and many important chapels. There has been a Palace on this site since the 5th or 6th century, but the present Palace was constructed in the 17th century. After lunch, we visit the Drepung Monastery, which was founded in the 14th century. It used to be the largest monastery in the world, with a population of around 10,000 monks. These days the number has fallen down to hundred. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.
Day 7: Lhasa to Kathmandu
Our tours ends today! A representative from Nepal Hiking Team will take us to the airport for your flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 8: Kathmandu to Paro
The flight to Paro crosses the Himalayan Mountains, affording spectacular views of the awesome peaks, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. On arrival you will be greeted by the guide and transfer to the hotel. After lunch, you will visit the Ta Dzong, once a fortified lookout tower that is now the National Museum. The museum has wide assortment of ancient paintings, armors, philatelic display and “field of Buddhas”, which helps one to visualize while meditating. Next visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. Overnight stay at Hotel, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 9: Paro-Thimphu
Today, you will hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery. It is absolutely breathtaking, situated at 10,400 feet and perched on the edge of a steep cliff about 3,000 feet above the Paro Valley. Guru Rinpoche (great spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch is served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up the mountain. Explore the monastery and hike back down to the valley floor. This evening you transfer to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Overnight stay at Hotel, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 10: Thimphu
After breakfast, you will visit Memorial Chorten (built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972), Changangkha Monastery, Nunnery temple, School of Arts and Crafts (also known as the painting school) and Folk Heritage Museum. After relaxing lunch, you will visit traditional paper factory, majestic Tashichhodzong and giant Buddha statue on a hill overlooking Thimphu which is reputed to be the largest Buddha Shakymuni in the world. In the evening, you can stroll freely in Thimphu city and absorb the lifestyle of the people. Overnight stay at Hotel, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 11: Thimphu-Paro
Morning will be spent hiking to Wangditse Monastery. It is one hour walk from Radio Tower on a leveled trail amidst pine forests with great view of north Thimphu Valley. On the way, you will also have an opportunity see Takins -- unique national animal that is found only in the Himalayas. After having explored the monastery, you will hike back to Thimphu town. After lunch, you will drive back to Paro. In the evening, you can tour the village in Paro to learn about daily life – perhaps visiting a farmhouse or two for a cup of butter tea or an “ara” local wine produced by a brewery of wheat or rice. Overnight stay at Hotel, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 12: Depart Paro
After breakfast, drive to the airport for departure. Our representative will bid you farewell. Breakfast included.
Day 13: Farewell
Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from the Nepal Hiking Team will take you to the airport.
I had done a solo trip of multiple countries with Nepal Hiking Team and the one that I had chosen was the trip package of Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour package. I really wanted to do the trek because I thought it was a great price for a multi- country trek package and the entirety of the trip would be handled by a single travel agency. Because of it, I thought it would save me the hassle of just corresponding with multiple travel agencies. Nepal Hiking Team proved to be the best travel agency for this because the whole trip at Lhasa and at Bhutan and Thimpu, everything was managed excellently. I mean, of course one would have some level of skepticism regarding this sort of thing, but the agency eliminated any room of errors and gave me the best time of my life at the multiple countries. Trekking in the foreign land, watching all of the places cultural and historical significance, watching the beautiful sceneries, it was very exciting and grand! The whole trip was managed professionally by the people of Nepal Hiking Team and I did not go through any problems at all during my trip. I understand that it’s not an easy task of touring three countries in a span of about two weeks, but with Nepal hiking team, they made it possible and wonderfully fun for me! I would be choosing Nepal Hiking Team again for my future endeavors because I was and still am extremely impressed by their services and their co-operation and their care towards their customers.
If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.