Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour combines a unique experience of the some of the major cultural and natural attractions of three countries. The starting and ending point of this tour is Nepal. Indeed the tour starts in Nepal with the exploration of Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara. Visit ancient temples and medieval palaces in Kathmandu Valley before going to Pokhara for superb views of mountains, lakes and caves. You will also visit Nagarkot, a popular hill station for majestic sunrise and mountain views.
You will be perfectly coordinated to fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa where you will spend two full days of sightseeing. In Lhasa, you will have the pleasure of visiting the iconic Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Sera Monastery, and Norbulinka among others. Next, you will fly to Bhutan or The Land of the Thunder Dragon where you will again spend two full days of exploration. This last Shangri la offers many great cultural attractions among which include Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Punakha Dzong, Drugyel Dzong, Memorial Chorten etc.
The tour allows you to learn about the Buddhist and Hindu culture, history and lifestyle of the peoples of three ancient places, interact with locals and taste authentic cuisines.
Outline itinerary of Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour package:
Some major highlights of Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour package are given below:
Package cost includes flights, Tibet permit, Bhutan Tourism fee, visa, local sightseeing, entrance fees, accommodation and food, transportation, necessary documentation, staff, accommodation, Visa, and taxes. There are no hidden or unseen charges. If you are travelling in a group of more than 2 persons do write to us to get group discount.
There are multiple route choices for Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour Package . Please find the most scenic route map below
Here is the detailed itinerary of Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour package offering must-visit Buddhist sites in Himalayan region:
As per the timing of your arrival at the Kathmandu international airport, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer you to hotel. You can relax and rest in the hotel for rest of the day. You will have tour briefing by tour manager at the hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Have your morning breakfast and get ready to go for a guided tour of Kathmandu. The tour guide will visit three ancient religious sites: Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath Stupa. In the afternoon you will be transferred to domestic airport to catch a short flight to Pokhara. Drive from Pokhara airport to your hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Mt. View Pokhara
Enjoy an early morning drive to Sarangkot which is a hilltop commanding beautiful sunrise and mountain views. Afterwards return to hotel to a serving of warm breakfast.
At 2pm, start Pokhara sightseeing which includes
Note: The free time you have between breakfast and sightseeing tour can be utilized for optional activities such as paragliding, bungy, zipline and helicopter flight to Annapurna Base Camp.
Mt. View Pokhara
Take morning flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, your tour guide will drive you to Nagarkot. En route you will visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square which are world heritage sites. Nagarkot is the popular hill station near Kathmandu famous for sunrise/sunset and mountain views. Overnight in hotel.
Hotel Country Villa
Early morning enjoy beautiful sunrise and mountain views over warm breakfast. Thereafter drive from Nagarkot directly to Kathmandu International Airport. As per your flight time, you will fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa which takes about 2 hrs. You will be received by our Tibetan guide who will transfer you to hotel. Overnight in hotel.
After morning breakfast, your Tibetan guide will drive you around Lhasa. You will visit the iconic Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery and oldest Bharkhor Bazaar. The 17th century Potala Palace is a world heritage site containing over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 statues. Drepung Monastery of Gelug tradition is the largest Buddhist monastery home to over 7000 monks. By evening you will return to hotel. Overnight in hotel.
The sightseeing of Lhasa continues today as you will visit Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and 18th century Norbulinkha Palace. The 15th century Sera Monastery has a great assembly hall, 19 hermitages, four nunneries and three colleges. A world heritage site, Norbulinkha Palace was built by 7th Dalai Lama and hosts the famous Sho Dun Festival. Overnight in hotel.
Enjoy breakfast and then get ready to fly back to Kathmandu from Gonggar Airport in Lhasa. Once in Kathmandu, your Nepali tour guide will transfer you to hotel. Late afternoon you will have following tours:
Overnight in hotel.
According to your flight schedule, drive to Kathmandu international airport and fly to Paro International Airport which takes over 1 hr. Bhutanese guide will receive you at the airport and then directly take you on a tour of Thimphu. As part of the tour, you will visit Memorial chorten and Tashichho Dzong (The Royal Secretariat). Overnight in hotel.
Enjoy morning drive to beautiful Punakha Valley which is home to Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakhang. The journey involves crossing Dochu La Pass (3140m). Overnight in Hotel.
Spend the morning exploring National Postal Museum, Painting School and Craft Bazaar. In the afternoon then drive to Paro where you will visit to Ta Dzong (National Museum), Rinpung Dzong and Bhutanese Farm house. Overnight in Hotel.
Enjoy a morning hike to the Tiger’s Nest monastery (Paro Taktsang) where once Rimpoche is said to have meditated. You will also visit Drugyel Dzong (The Fortress of Victory) and Kichu Lhakhang. Overnight in hotel.
As per your flight schedule, fly from Paro to Kathmandu. After you arrival in Kathmandu, get transferred to your hotel. Overnight in hotel.
This is your last day in Nepal. As per your flight schedule, our staff will take you to Kathmandu International airport and bid you farewell.
Here the the information about Nepal Tibet and Bhutan combine Tour
Nepal Visa is easily available on Arrival; you have to pay visa fees at airport or Nepal borders. We apply Bhutan visa in advance and pay. Tibet Visa processing will be done in advance and must provide original passport while you are In Kathmandu. If you are traveling China and entering to Tibet we provide you Tibet entry permit.
Nepal Visa Fee
15 Days – 30 USD
30 Days – 50 USD
90 Days – 125 USD
Visa fee for travelers of SAARC Countries and China is fully waived. Indian nationals require no visa to enter into Nepal. Visit here for more info
Firstly, our journey commences from Kathmandu, Asia’s cultural and natural center. Furthermore, as we stroll along the cobbled streets of an ancient palace, we relive the history of Nepal. Also called the “City of Temples,” Kathmandu. Secondly, as we take a flight to Pokhara, you will be thrilled by the endless stretch of Himalayan peaks covered in crystal-white snow. This so-called city of the lakes is another canvas for Mother Nature.
Our second destination, Tibet, boasts unrivaled natural scenery and cultural enjoyment. This land of historical religion is the most legendarily beautiful Himalayan destination on the planet. The city of Lhasa is full of architectural heritage that takes more than a day’s visit. Exciting destinations such as Potala Palace, Drepung monastery, Jokhang Temple, Sera monastery, Barkhor market, etc., are to be explored. Leaving the beautiful valley of Lhasa, we move to Gyantse and Shigatse.this tour takes you further to the core of the Himalayan region- you will be standing at the base of the world’s tallest mountain.
Finally, we move to explore the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Thunder Dragon. Bhutan is one of the world’s little-known treasures. The country also maintains its unique culture, traditions, and individuality, focusing on preserving its deep Buddhist traditions and pristine landscapes. Bhutan’s unique journey to ancient monasteries, glacial rivers, Himalayan peaks, and peaceful villages will leave you with great emotion.
Travelers have been permitted to explore the wonders of Bhutan since 1974; however, to date, the nation ensures the protocol of a sustainable approach to tourism. Foreign visitors must pay a daily Tax of 200 USD and use a local tour operator for an additional 200-250 USD. This means Bhutan’s daily expenses start from around 400 – 450 USD.( this cost contributes to the local economy, such as health and education). We will have a wonderfully authentic and exciting travel experience during Bhutan’s stay.
Tibet is one of the most popular locations in South Asia for modern tourism, and despite having to be on an organized tour of the region, hundreds of thousands of travelers from around the world make the journey up to the high plateau every year. And those numbers are constantly increasing. One of the most beautiful places in the world, Tibet is a land of high mountains, crystal-clear lakes, ancient monasteries with devout Buddhist monks, and one of the most unique cultures on the planet.
Nepal, a major Hindu country in Asia, is the home of the best trekking in the world. With eight of the 14 highest mountains in the world lying along its northern region, on the borderline with China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, there is little in the world that can match the stunning beauty and awesome experience of trekking in Nepal. Nepal is also the recognized birthplace of Buddha, known as the Gautama Buddha or Sakyamuni Buddha, and while the main religion is Hindu, there are many features of Tibetan Buddhism that are prevalent in the scriptures, ceremonies, and beliefs of Nepali Hinduism that make it the most unique version of Hinduism in the world.
Bhutan is one of the most exclusive destinations in Asia, with a unique tourism policy that is designed to protect its unspoiled environment and preserve the culture of this ancient Himalayan Kingdom. A devout Buddhist country, the kingdom has a huge number of monasteries, the most spectacular being the Taktsang Monastery, located halfway up a cliff overlooking the Paro Valley.
There are basic two routes to travel Tibet and Bhutan From Nepal and that is:
Getting from one destination to the other is relatively easy, with flights that run daily between Nepal and Lhasa and Nepal and Bhutan. While you cannot go direct between Tibet and Bhutan, there is an easy route through Nepal. From Nepal, you can travel to both Tibet and Bhutan by flight or by traveling overland. The trip from Kathmandu to Lhasa by flight takes around 90 minutes, while the flight to Bhutan takes just 1 hour 15 minutes to reach Paro International Airport.
Traveling overland is just as easy to both locations. For Tibet, you can take a local bus to the border with Nepal from Kathmandu, where your tour guide will meet you with the private vehicle for your overland tour to Lhasa, the Tibetan capital. For Bhutan, you can get local transport to the border with India in the east of Nepal, at Kakarbhitta, where you can use the vast rail network of India to travel across West Bengal to Bhutan. Once at Hasimara, the closest railway station to Bhutan, you can get local transport all the way t Phuentsholing, in Bhutan, on the border with India, where your tour guide will meet you for the tour of Bhutan.
Nepal has four seasons: Spring (March, April, May), Summer (June, July, August), Autumn (September, October, November) and Winter (December, January, February).
Nepal is open for tours and adventure activities round the year. Nevertheless, autumn and spring seasons are considered the finest and best time for all tourism activities.
Spring and Autumn season are marked by sunny/blue skies, clear visibility of mountains. Summer season, or monsoon sees, is when maximum rainfall occurs and the weather is normally hot. Winter season on the other hand is cold and freezing, especially in the mountain regions.
Tibet is the roof of the world and the average altitude here is 5000m. The best time to visit Tibet is between May and October when the days are sunny with double digit temperature. The visibility is clear with superb mountain views and travelling over road is perfect. The period between April and November is also quite good for travel. The temperature can go up to 23°C in June.
Be careful if you plan to go over there in Winter (December to March) as the temperature may fall below zero degrees with snowfall in most parts. Snow may also block roads and highways and days are normally extremely cold.
The best time to visit Bhutan is anytime from October to December. During this period Bhutan has mild and warm days, fresh air and greenery and the temperature ranges between 15 to 25 degree Celsius.
In contrast, you will experience colder climates if you visit in December, January and February. The temperature may go down to a single digit. And from June onwards until September, the monsoon seasons grips Bhutan with frequent rainfalls and overcast.
Nepal is a small country tucked away in the Himalayas and is a unique melting point of diverse people and culture. Depending on what your interests is, you may indulge in various tourist activities. The mountain regions (Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Kanchenjunga etc.) are popular for adventure activities like trekking, mountaineering, rafting, mountain biking etc. Places like Katmandu Valley, Palpa, Bandipur, etc are more famous for their rich culture and history. Similarly Chitwan National Park, Koshi Tappu, Bardia, Manaslu, are natural reserves open for jungle activities. Moreover, there are hill stations like Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Ilam which are great for sunrise/sunset and mountain views.
Lhasa is the capital of Tibet and is the ancient city of Asia. Here tourists find multitude of unparalleled attractions. Major places of interest include Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Yamdrok Lake, Jharkor Temple, Norbulingka Palace, Ganden Monastery etc.
Bhutan is a tiny Himalayan Kingdom regarded as the last Shangri La. Bhutan strictly practices Sustainable Tourism. There are innumerable tourism attractions from mountains, valleys, lakes, caves to monastery, local arts and architecture and cuisine. Paro, Thimphu, Punakha valley are three of the most visited places in Bhutan.
Trekking in Bhutan is an amazing experience, hiking through some of the world’s most unspoiled countryside. However, for the best in high-altitude mountain trekking, Tibet and Nepal have it made. Both destinations have access to the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, with base camps on both sides of the Sino-Nepal border.
Both locations have treks to Everest Base Camp, the best place to see the massive mountain itself (although in Nepal the best site is just before the base camp itself at Kala Patthar), and in Nepal, there are a host of other mountains to trek around. One of the most popular is the Annapurna Range, to the northwest of Mount Everest, north of Pokhara, where the Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular long-distance treks in Nepal.
As for meals, Bhutanese food is mainly characterized by their extensive use of chili and cheese. The national food of Bhutan is a dish called Aema Datsi, whereas the staple food is rice and vegetables with an abundant amount of chili; the chili is used rather as a vegetable than a spice in many of Bhutan’s dishes. One such dish popular in Bhutan is the Emadatse- a dish made entirely of chilies mixed with cheese.
During the tour in Nepal, you will be accompanied by an experienced English speaking Nepali guide. Throughout your time in Tibet you will be accompanied by an experienced Tibetan guide who will not only act as an interpreter but will also provide valuable insights into the Tibetan way of life.
Many Tibetan guides have different accent of English speaking capacity due to their mother tongue and Tibetan language, which makes hard to understand while in the conversation with them. Hence, our travelers must consider these facts before you book for any trip to Tibet.
In Bhutan, the local Bhutanese guide speaks very good English so you will be easily able to communicate with him. For travelling group of six and more people travelling in Tibet, we will provide experienced prefect English speaking Nepalese guide from Kathmandu