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Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour - 17 days

Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour - 17 days

Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan Tour designed by Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks is meant for those who look for visiting Nepal, the Himalayan Kingdom; Tibet, the Roof of The World and Bhutan, the Last Shangri-la. The culture, history, monuments as well as the natural beauty in Nepal will for sure captivate anyone travelling in Nepal- Durbar Squares of three major city Patan, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu; Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple; Pashupatinath, the holiest Hindu Temple; the biggest Buddhist stupa called Boudhanath and also one can visit the eye-catching set called Nagarkot from where you will see the stunning sunrise and sunset view and mesmerizing views of Himalayan ranges.

Regarding Tibet we will make a trip to an old city called Lhasa and visit Potala palace which was once home of Dalai Lama and study about the Palace. Also, you will go around the places like Shigatse, Gyantse and view local Tibetan culture and their life style. Jokhang Temple is one of the most famous Temples in Tibet that grab many astonishing history. Here, we will also visit Barkhor Street and Drepung Monastery.

Moreover, another destination will be Bhutan a beautiful country. The rich cultural heritage of Bhutan has constantly been remarked as spotless. Also, the full glory of this prehistoric land through its deliberate castle known as Dzongs, several antique temples, stupas, monasteries; prayer flags which wave all along the elevated ridges, wild animals living in thick forests, mesmerizing white waterfalls and the welcoming nature of Bhutanese people. Let  Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks arrange Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet Tour 17 days' tour for you as per your desire.

Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour - 17 days - Outline Itinerary

NEPAL
Day 01:  Arrival Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Day 02:  Kathmandu, Tour of Pashupatinath/Bhaktapur/Patan,. O/n Hotel
Day 03: Kathmandu
Day 04: Kathmandu

TIBET

Day 05: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3660m)
Day 06: Lhasa
Day 07: Explore Lhasa
Day 08: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse (3900m)
Day 09: Shigatse - Rongbuk (5000m) - Everest Base Camp - Rongbuk
Day 10: Rongbuk - Shigatse (3900m)
Day 11: Shigatse - Lhasa (3660m)
Day 12: Lhasa - Kathmandu

BHUTAN
Day 13:  From Kathmandu take a flight to Paro and drive to Thimphu, Transfer to Hotel
Day 14: Thimphu Sightseeing Tour of Memorial Chorten/Bhutan's National Animal/Jungsi Paper Factory/Nunnery Monastery and  Drive to Punakha
Day 15:  Punakha Sightseeing Tour of Simtokha Dzong then drive to Paro for Sightseeing Tour of National Museum/Paro Dzong/Satsam Chorten(Sightseeing)
Day 16:  Paro, Tour of Taksang Monastery and Exlpore Paro Market
Day 17:  Fly back to Kathmandu and departure onward

Note:
a) Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour can be customized as per the timetable, travel month, Program can be change according the flight schedule of (KTM - PARO and KTM - LHASA) and local condition. Air fare and Visa fee subject to change.

b) Every effort will be made to keep the above itinerary but as this is an adventure travel in a remote mountain region can make the difference. We will try to ensure the trip runs according to the plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour - Service Included

NEPAL:
Welcome Nepali Dinner with culture show
3 star twin sharing and centre located Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast
All sightseeing escorted by experience, govt. licensed holder English speaking tour guide
All ground transportation by Private Toyota Car inclusive car parking fees, fuel and driver
All sightseeing entrance fees

TIBET:
Tibet entry permit, and all necessary permits for Tibet group Visa Transportation by 4500cc Land cruiser
Tibetan English speaking tour guide
3 star standard twin sharing accommodation, except Shegar and Rongbuk will be guest house with Breakfast
Tibet – Nepal border transportation with nepali guide
Sightseeing tour as per mentioned itinerary

BHUTAN:
4nights/5days Package tour in Bhutan including private Car. Local English speaking tour guide, twin sharing nice 3 star standard resort, 3 meals every day, sightseeing entrance fees, Bhutan entry permit
Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour - Service Not Included

Note:
a) This tour will be customized according to the guest timetable and their travel month, Program shall be change according the flight schedule of KTM - PARO, (Druk Air), KTM - LHASA (Air China), Since there is no everyday flight. Itinerary might be change according to the local condition. Air fare and Visa fee subject to change anytime.

b) Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of Travelers can all contribute to changes. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

c) Airfare and visa fee subject to change

Cost Excludes

All the expenses of personal Nature, Lunches and dinners except in Nepal welcome Nepali dinner and Bhutan, Nepal Visa (USD30 for 15days and USD40 for 30days multiple entry). Tibet Group Visa (USD175 for US passport) (Other Passport USD85) (passport should be valid at least 6 months),  Bhutan Visa fee USD30, Airfare Kathmandu/Lhasa, including airport tax, Air fare KTM/PARO/KTM, inclusive airport tax, Telephone call (ISD, STD), Laundry, bank wire fees, Drinks, snacks, tipping, if any delay or cancel the tour by the weather or any political reasons, and all not mentioned above

Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour - 17 days - Detailed Itinerary

NEPAL

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
You will first land at Kathmandu Airport and meet with our representatives who transfer you to your Hotel. Our representatives will give you short description of our tour after we set up. After that, you will be getting some time to blend in and check stuffs in the Hotel to make sure if it is alright or not. In the afternoon, you will take some rest and later in the evening, you will be going out for Nepali dinner along with live folk dance performances. You will be back to your Hotel after everything is done and you will be off to sleep.

Day 02 - 04: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour 
After Breakfast you will go for the sightseeing Tour of one of the most popular Hindus Temple and surroundings called Pashupatinath Temple then to Historical City Bhaktapur and Patan. Overnight at Hotel.

TIBET
Day 05: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3650m.)
We will transfer you to Nepal Airport after Breakfast for your flight to Lhasa. This is one of the exciting day of your Nepal Tibet Bhutan 17 days Tour, an hour scenic flight over mountains will take you to Gongar Airport. Our Tibetan guide will pick you up and transfer to Hotel. Rest at Hotel. O/n Hotel.

Day 06: Lhasa (3650m.)
Your tour in Tibet in fact starts from today as you leave for Jokhang Temple after your breakfast. Jokhang Temple is one of the most famous Temples in Tibet that grasp many astonishing history. After some sightseeing of the great Jokhang Temple, you leave for another visit to Barkhor Street and Drepung Monastery. Tonight, you will be staying overnight in a Hotel thinking about the beautiful places you visited.

Day 07: Lhasa (3650m.)
Today you will visit the vital Potala Palace which is Lhasa’s prime landmark and is also a wonder of Eastern architecture. Potala Palace was once home to Dalai Lama and it has been there since the fifth or sixth century. Not only this, you will also be visiting the great Sera Monastery after that. O/N at a Hotel.

Day 08: Lhasa - Gyantse (3950m.) - Shigatse (3900m.)
Today is the day to leave for another prehistoric city of Tibet. Drive Lhasa to Gyantse [3950m] 261 km, along the way you can see Khamba La Pass, Yamdrok Lake, visit Gyantse Khumbum, then drive to Shigatse, visit Tashilunpo Monastery [3900m]. O/n Hotel. 

Day 09: Shigatse - Rongbuk - Everest Base Camp - Rongbuk (5000m.)
This day, you will be gazing upon the great Mount Everest from your eye level. Today, you either drive from Shegar to Rongbuk (8 Km.) or you can walk or can even take a bus from Rongbuk to Everest base Camp which is the most interesting part of the tour. After Everest Base Camp, you will be driving back to Rongbuk where you will have your dinner and get some sleep.

Day 10: Rongbuk – Shigatse (3900m.)
From Rongbuk, you will drive to Shigatse (about 5-6hrs drive). Overnight Hotel.

Day 11: Shigatse – Lhasa (3650m)
Drive back to Lhasa. Overnight Hotel.

Day 12: Lhasa – Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight Hotel.

 

BHUTAN

Day 13: Kathmandu - Paro - Thimpu (2320m.)
Taking a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Paro, soon you will step off the plane and you will be escorted by our guide to Paro town for lunch. After the lunch, you will be visiting Ta Dzong, an antique watchtower which is now a museum entitled as The National Museum. Later, you will be going to Rinpung Dzong which was built in 17th century for protections. Later that day, you will be off to Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan where you will be staying a night in a hotel.

Day 14: Thimpu Sightseeing Drive to Punakha (1310m.)
Thimpu has a population of around 66,000 which is just made up of three lines of shops and is the only capital in the world with no Traffic Lights. In the evening, you will be visiting the Handicrafts Emporium. It is the only place in Thimpu where all types of Bhutanese handicrafts are sold and even made. You drive to Punakha from Thimpu over the Dochu La pass lying at an elevation of 3050m and en route you will see more of the striking scenery. At Punakha, you will go around Punakha Dzong. In a while you visit Wangdi Dzong and then drive hotel for overnight.

Day 15: Punakha - Paro (Sightseeing)
Today, in the morning, you will drive to Paro. On the way, you make a trip to the oldest Dzong in Bhutan, Simtokha Dzong. You keep on driving to Paro. In the afternoon, you will be visiting National Museum, Satsam Chorten Monastery and Paro Dzong. Overnight at hotel in Paro.

Day 16: Paro (2250m.)
Today is the fourteenth day of your trip and you go for seeing the sights of the Taktsang Monastery which is the most popular monastery on the cliff. It is also known as 'Tiger's Nest' Monastery. The trek up to the view point will take around 2 hours and from this point you can take delight form the spectacular view of the monastery adhering to the side of an elevated cliff. Then you walk further to reach at the monastery which will take around 2 hours and then return back to the hotel and relax. Alternatively, you can also travel around the Paro marketplace. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu – Departure
This is your last day of the tour. Early in the morning, you will be transferred to Paro Airport for our departure flight.

Trip Duration: 17 Days
Country: Cross Country
Area: Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet
Trip Start from: Kathmandu
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Trip Grade: Easy
Activities: Historical, Cultural and Natural Tour
Meals during Trip:  Breakfast in City & all meals during Trekking
Accommodation during Trip: Hotels in Cities, Lodges/Guest Houses or Camping in Trek
Mode of Transportation:  Private Comfortable Jeep/ Car/Van/Hiace/Tourist Bus or Domestic Flights
Trip Route:  Kathmandu- Nagarkot- Kathmandu- Lhasa- Damxung County- Lake Nam- Damxung County- Shigatse- Gyantse- Lhasa- Kathmandu- Paro- Thimpu- Punakha- Paro- Kathmandu

Clothing and equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.

Clothing

1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph

Trip Photos

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