Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour

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Trip Introduction

Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour covers Himalaya’s culture, religion and nature. Explore Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu, is also largest city. Kathmandu is located in the Kathmandu Valley along with the cities of Patan and Bhaktapur. After visiting three cities we will take you to next destination to Tibet and Bhutan.

Tibet Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. Buddhist pilgrims, ancient monasteries, amazing culture and so much more are found in Lhasa. The monastery keeps many historical relics, Buddhist scriptures, arts, and crafts.

Bhutan, The Buddhist Kingdom, nestled in the heart of the great Himalayan range, is one of the world’s most beautiful travel destinations. Bhutan is also known as Druk Yul meaning “The land of thunder dragon”. It is often described as last Shangri-la.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1400m)
Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu
Visit Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Day 03: Kathmandu 
Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Patan Durbar Square.

Day 04: Kathmandu Tibet (3650m)
Fly to Lhasa Airport. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 05: Lhasa
Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang temple & Barkhor Bazar in Lhasa.

Day 06: Lhasa
Visit Drepung & Sera Monastery in Lhasa.

Day 07: Lhasa - Kathmandu
Free till departure. Transfer to airport, fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 08: Kathmandu
Morning visit Bungamati and khokana village. Afternoon: Rest.

Day 09: Kathmandu - Paro:
Arrival Paro International airport / transfer to Thimpu (2300m) - 2 hrs. drive

Day 10: Thimpu sightseeing / Drive to Paro (1460m.) - 2 hrs. drive

Day 11: Paro - hike to Taksang (Tinger’s Nest Monastery)

Day 12: Departure
Drive to the airport to connect flight for onward destination or fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu:
Arrive Kathmandu. Meet/assist at Kathmandu airport by us and transfer to Hotel. PM: Rest.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu
It's an experience not to be missed - wake up in the early morning to witness the beautiful sunrise outlook from the hotel before breakfast serving. The next, we head for Kathmandu and keep half day valley sightseeing's with Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visiting Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu Valley and another half day Visit to Patan city, famous city features of arts and crafts - the highlight of trip is the Shikara (Krishna Temple), Patan Durbar with Royal bath, Hiranya Varna Mahavir (Buddhist Monastery).

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Kathmandu
After breakfast, start the trip to visit Kathmandu Valley with its various important religious centers; Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple), nearby along the banks of the Bagmati River, where is the cremation area for the dead, Boudhanath is possibly the largest Stupa in the world and the center for Tibetan school of Buddhism. Followed by driving onto Bhaktapur, the medical city of devotes and the best preserved of all the ancients cities of Kathmandu Valley.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 04: Kathmandu - Lhasa
Drive to Kathmandu Airport, Fly to Lhasa airport and transfer to Lhasa (95 km - It takes approx. 2 hours to Lhasa through the Yerlung Tsangpo and the Lhasa Kyichu River).

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 05: Lhasa Tour
After breakfast, visit Potala palace, the seat of both religion and politics in Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo and later renovated by the 5th Dalailama in the 17th century.  Afternoon visit Jokhang Temple and Barkhor market, this is the holiest shrine in Tibet and houses of golden statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought to Tibet by the Chinese princess Wenchen.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 06: Lhasa Tour
After breakfast, visit Drepung monastery, which is the largest Monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Lhasa, which was built in 1416 by Jamyang chojie a disciple of Tsongkhapa. Afternoon visit Sera monastery located in north of Lhasa city, It was built in 1419 by Jamchen Choeji, a disciple of Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa sect. Sera monastery is one of the three major monasteries of yellow sect in Tibet.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 07: Lhasa – Kthmandu
Drive to Gonggar Airport, Fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel. Rest.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 08: Kathmandu
Visit Bungamati & Khokana village, is a classic Newari villages. Bungamati sits atop a spur above the Bagmati river. In the centre of the lively village square is the large Rato Machhendranath Temple, a shikhara-style temple rather than a pagoda. Bungamati is a pleasant traditional Newari village that dates to the 16th century. It overlooks the Bagmati River.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 09: Kathmandu - Paro International airport / transfer to Thimpu (2300m) - 2 hrs. drive
Drive to Kathmandu Airport, fly to Paro (Bhutan). During the flight, on a clear day, you can see breathtaking views of the Himalaya Mountains, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake Peaks in Bhutan. On arrival you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

If time permit in the afternoon you can visit the following places:
-Kyichu Lhakhang
-Paro Dzong

In the evening you can drive to the capital town of Thimphu.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Dinner

Day 10: Thimpu sightseeing - Drive to Paro (2200m.) - 2 hrs. drive
There are good many things to see in the capital which has a very relaxed, laid-back feel about it. Thimphu is relatively small having a population of approximately 45,000 people and the streets are wide and tree lined. You will almost certainly visit the Late King's Memorial Chorten, the National Library, Drubthob Nunnery, Folk Heritage Museum, the handmade paper factory, the school of arts and crafts where young students learn the traditional arts and crafts (Zo Rig Chusum – the thirteen crafts), Gold and the Silver Smiths workshop, Zangtopelri Lhakhang, and the Handicraft Emporium and the local handicraft centers to see the weavers at work and also varieties of textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, jewellery etc. Afternoon you can also visit Thimpu Dzhong which is the administrative headquarter of Bhutan. Late afternoon drive to Paro for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Paro - hike to Taksang (Tiger's Nest Monastery)
After breakfast hike to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan's most famous monastery. It is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. The hike to reach the viewpoint to the monstery makes for a nice half-day excursion. After lunch you can visit other important site which you could not complete previous days.

After lunch, visit to Bhutan's national museum, a fascinating place housed in an old watchtower above the huge Paro Dzong (monastery/fortress). The museum holds a fantastic collection of Bhutanese national treasures ranging from ancient armour to textiles and thangkha paintings. Then, we drive to the head of the valley and visit Drukgyel Dzong built in a location that was chosen for its control over the route to Tibet. A spectacular view of Mount. Jumolhari (23,996ft /7314m) can be seen from here. Also visit Rinpung Dzong and a typical Bhutanese farm house.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Departure 
After early breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport to connect flight for onward destination or fly back to Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast

Dates & Prices

Please contact us for your own tour date as we offer tour on any dates that is suitable for you. And also please note that this is tailor-made tour, you can add or reduce the days & places in tour program as per your time availability.

For the price please contact us at: sales@friendshiptravels.com

 

Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour

Chris Wells & Stephene Goodrich

United States

2009-05-06

My sister and I traveled in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan for 2 weeks with Friendship Tours. The trip, including all the internal airflights, visas and accommodations was arranged by Roka, the manager of Friendship Tours.  He certainly did his very best to make this an enjoyable adventure.  Our hotel in Kathmandu, Yak and Yeti was first rate with a great outdoor swimming pool, health spa and beautiful gardens.  The Potala Palace tour was the highlight of our 3 days in Tibet.  However, the accommodations at the Manasarovar Hotel in Lhasa left a lot to be desired.  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the kingdom of Bhutan, our guide and driver were exceptionally friendly and informative about their country's culture. 
 
The last stop on our adjenda was the Royal Chitwan National Park.  Although the accommodations at the Machan Paradise View were rather spartan, we enjoyed the elephant safari ride, looking for rhinos and other big game. Roka and his staff of guides and drivers made this an exciting and enjoyable trip to be remembered. 

Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour

Hank and Ryan Schmitz

United States

2008-09-18

My son, Ryan, and I had a wonderful two week trip this September (2008) through the Himalayas organized by Nepal Tours Destination. We were met at each of the five airports by our local guide who showed us the highlights of each destination yet provided flexibility in the schedule to accommodate our particular interests. Lin in Beijing and Babu in Kathmandu were excellent guides. The six Hotels met the four Star standard promised... except for Bhutan which were clearly at only a three star level.

We would recommend Nepal Tours Destinations to anyone interested in visiting this part of the world !

Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour

Natalya S Novosibirsk

Russian Federation

2012-4-26

My husband and I traveled to Nepal in April 2012 with "Friendship Nepal Tours and Travel". The trip was organized perfectly, from the rapid provision of information on the calculation of the tour till transfer to the airport. On our request we were given Russian-speaking guide - Naryana, who told us about Nepal in very interesting way and professionally showed sightseeings, and our driver was great. In the future, we will recommend the service of this company not only for travel to Nepal, but also to Bhutan and Tibet.

Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour

Claudio G

United Kingdom

2016-03-10

We asked friendship tour to organise a trip to Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. The trip was perfect, guides and drivers punctual knowledgeable and very plesant! Everything was spot on! Thank you for a great tour and a fantastic experience! Highly recommended!

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What is Included in the Cost

    • All arrival and departure transfers using private vehicle
    • Twin share hotel accommodation at respective hotels on BB (Bed & Breakfast) basis
    • Lunch & Dinner in Bhutan
    • All sightseeing tour with local English speaking guide
    • All transfer by private vehicle; it is depend on group size
    • Necessary entrance fee as per itinerary

What is Excluded in the Cost

    • International flight ticket.
    • Nepal visa is available upon arrival at Airport or Border
    • Tibet & Bhutan visa fee extra
    • Lunch & Dinner in Tibet and Nepal
    • To/from Paro and Lhasa air ticket extra
    • Beverage and expenses of personal nature.
    • Any Optional Sightseeing Tours and extension of tours, hotel accommodation etc.
    • Tips to guide, porters, drivers etc.
    • Personal Insurance.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Code: ftm023
  • Trip duration: 12 Days
  • Grade: Easy
  • Group size: 2-12
  • Max-Altitude: 3680m.
  • Activity: Sightseeing tours
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Transportation: Private as per group size
  • Best Time: Around the year
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