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Tibet Nepal Bhutan Tour - 12 days

Tibet Nepal Bhutan Tour - 12 days

Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks designs Tibet Nepal Bhutan tour - 12 days for those visitors who prefer to visit three beautiful, astonishing and exceptional mountainous countries - the Himalayan Kingdom, the Roof of The World and the Last Shangri-la- Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan respectively. Tibet Nepal and Bhutan 12 days trip takes you to the most significant places which holds historical and cultural significance particularly in Kathmandu valley in Nepal, Lhasa in Tibet and the attractive natural beauty of Bhutan which turns the tour into unforgettable experience.

Likewise, in 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.

In Nepal you will go around- 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 attention-grabbing views of Himalayan ranges

In addition, another destination will be Bhutan, a beautiful country. And, 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 Tibet Nepal Bhutan Tour 12 day  for you as per your desire.

Tibet Nepal Bhutan Tour - 12 days - Outline Itinerary

 

TIBET
Day 01: Arrive Lhasa (3680m.)
Day 02: Tour in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar
Day 03: Tour in Lhasa: Drepung and Sera Monastery
Day 04: Lhasa – Kathmandu (Fly back)


NEPAL

Day 05: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Day 06: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour


BHUTAN
Day 07: Kathmandu - Paro - Thimpu (2320m.)
Day 08: Thimpu Sightseeing; Drive to Punakha (3120m.)
Day 09: Punakha - Paro (Sightseeing)
Day 10: Paro (2250m.)
Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 12: Departure

Note:
a) Tibet Nepal 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.

Tibet Nepal Bhutan Tour - Service Included


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

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


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

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.


Cost Excludes

 

Tibet Nepal Bhutan Tour - 12 days - Detailed Itinerary

TIBET

Day 01: Fly to Lhasa (3680m.)
This is one of the exciting day of your Tibet Nepal Bhutan 12 days Tour, Arrive Lhasa by flight or by train then our Tibetan guide will pick you up and transfer to Hotel. Rest at Hotel. O/n Hotel.

Day 02: Tour in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar
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 Jokhang Temple located at Barkhor Bazaar. This temple is the most respected shrine in Tibet and is continually crowded with devotees. You will also get a chance to shop in Barkhor Bazaar; the swarming central market in prehistoric section of Lhasa.

Day 03: Tour in Lhasa: Drepung and Sera Monastery (Have a visit to the local Tibetan monk's Buddhism study activities-lection debate)
After breakfast, you will drive to Lhasa city and visit to the Drepung Monastery, which was some time ago the world's biggest monastery and was home for 10,000 monks. Drepung monastery is veiled in between the rocky edges which are just away from the city. In the afternoon, you will go around Sera Monastery which has spread out golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well conserved monastery is situated just 5km North of Lhasa city. Here, famous debating activities take place pretty regularly on every working day, which shouldn't be missed while going around.

Day 04: Lhasa – Kathmandu (Fly back)
After Breakfast drive to gongar airport for fly to Kathmandu, arrive Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel, free afternoon. Evening welcome Typical Nepali Dinner with Cultural program in Nepali restaurant. Overnight Hotel.

 

NEPAL

Day 05: Kathmandu sightseeing Tour - Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Bhaktapur City –
Today you will go for sightseeing around the cultural heritage enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage List.

Boudhanath:
The largest ancient Buddhist Stupa in Nepal as well as in South Asia is situated in the east region Kathmandu of the valley. It was constructed by the Lichchhavi King Man Dev in the 4th century A.D. is the religious centre for Nepal's large population of Tibetan exiles, and the streets here around the Stupa are full of maroon-robed monks. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan culture is available, lively and unfettered.


Pashupatinath:
Nepal's most significant Hindu temple lies on the shore of the holy Bagmati River, on the eastern periphery of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is also the central Shiva temple that draws disciples and Sadhus from different parts of Nepal as well as India. The temple lies 5 km. east of the Kathmandu on the shore of the sacred River, Bagmati where dead body is cremated according to Hindu rituals.

Bhaktapur City:
Bhaktapur is also known as Bhadgaon means ‘City of Rice' or Khwopa which means City of Devotee in Newari. It is located situated in the east region of Kathmandu valley which keeps hold of much of its attractiveness in the form of metaphorical woodcarvings, legendary Golden Gate, large and beautiful Durbar Square, pottery square, 55windows palace, Bhairavnath, Nyatapola, and Dattatreya Temples and more. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour - Patan, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar square
After Breakfast sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu and around as per below places:

Patan City:
The Patan Durbar Square has been highly praised as one of the richest city for art and architecture in Nepal. Most of the shrines seen today were constructed between the 16th to 18th centuries. It is recognized as the hub of sculpture and for the excellent craft of the artist.

Swayambhunath:
The large Buddhist temple of Swayambhunath on the peak of a hill lying west to Kathmandu, Swayambhunath is one of the most popular places to visit. The temple is recognized as the 'Monkey Temple'. According to myths, the Kathmandu Valley was some time ago a lake and the hill where Swayambhunath sets was cropped up naturally (Swayambhunath), similar to a lotus leaf blossomed from the filthy waters of the lake. From the hilltop at Swayambhunath you will see views of Kathmandu valley.

Kathmandu Durbar square:
Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the famous places which embrace wonderful architecture and arty adornment. The beautiful palaces including Hanuman Dhoka Palace, well-known Kasthamandap Temple, and many other temples, constructed in between 1200 to 1768 A.D. Also, you can visit the Living Goddess, Kumari.

 

BHUTAN

Day 07: Kathmandu - Paro - Thimpu (2320m.)
Taking a picturesque 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 08: Thimpu Sightseeing; Drive to Punakha (3120m.)
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 3,050m.) 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 09: Punakha - Paro (Sightseeing)
Today, in the morning, you will drive to Paro. En route, 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 10: Paro (2250m.)
Today is the eleventh 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. On the other hand, you can also travel around the Paro marketplace. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu – 
Fly from Paro to Kathmandu then free afternoon in Kathmandu on your own for last minute shopping or relaxing day. Overnight Hotel.

Day 12: Departure
We will transfer you to Airport for fly back home.

Trip Duration: 12 days
Country: Cross Country
Area: Tibet Nepal Bhutan
Trip Start from: Lhasa
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:  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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