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Highlights of the Trip
|Trip Name: Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour||Duration: 16 Days 15 Nights|
|Destination: Nepal / Tibet & Bhutan||Trip starts- ends: Kathmandu - KTM|
Tibet is the land of awesome landscapes and ancient Buddhist Cultures where the artistic monastery decorates the land and the centuries old caravan trail is situated. The autonomous land of China, Tibet lies on average elevation of 4000 m. The Mt. Kailash is taken as the abode of the God Shiva through Hindus is the most popular pilgrimage site not only for Hindus but equally important site for the Buddhist also. Lhasa the capital city of Tibet is another attraction where the Potala Palace of the Dalai Lama is situated and other numbers of monasteries.
Bhutan is Asia’s small country with the area of 46,500 square kilometers bordered with Sikkim and West Bengal in the west, Tibet to the north and northwest, Arunachal Pradesh to the east, and Bengal Duars and Assam to the south.
The mystery, the nature, the culture and age old traditions are the attractions of Bhutan. Tourism in Bhutan was privatized by the Royal Government of Bhutan in 1991. The Royal Government of Bhutan adheres strongly to a policy of low volume, high value tourism.
Major Attractions: The city of temples and stupas Kathamndu / Lhasa of Tibet and Potala Palace with Buddhism and then Bhutan in a single holiday period.
Day 1 :
Arrive Kathmandu (Best day on Wednesday)
Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport. Welcome by our representative and transfer to your Hotel.
Day 2 :
Tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square. Drive to Nagarkot in the evening. Overnight stay in Nagarkot.
Day 3 :
Enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayan Ranges. Breakfast in Nagarkot and then drive back to Bhaktapur. Tour of Bhaktapur and Pashupatinath in the afternoon. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 4 :
Kathmandu to Zhangmu / Naylem (3700m)
Early morning drive to Kodari, complete immigration and custom formalities and overnight at Hotel Zhangmu or Naylam.
Day 5 :
Naylem/Zhangmu to Xegar (4350m)
Crossing Lalung la passes (5050m). This day's drive offers fantastic view of the high mountain including Mount Everest.
Day 6 :
Xegar to Shigatse (3900m)
Drive about 8 hrs to Shigatse has the famous Tashimpo Monastery and the seat of Panchen Lama, Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7 :
Xigatse - Gyantse
After a morning visit to the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, a short two hours drive to Gyantse, a small town that once served as the capital of a small kingdom. O/N in hotel.
Day 8 :
Gyantse - Lhasa (3600m)
A scenic drive through the Karo La Pass and Kamba La Pass with a very good view of the Yamdrok Tso Lake. Then you cross the mighty Brahmmaputra River to arrive in Lhasa. O/N in hotel.
Day 9 :
Lhasa (Two full days in Lhasa)
Sightseeing and excursion of the Potala palace, the Jokhang Temple, surroundings of Barkhor Market, Drepung and Sera Monasteries. O/N in hotel.
Day 10 :
Lhasa - Kathmandu
Transfer to airport to fly back to Kathmandu, whole day free and easy for shopping and sightseeing.
Day 11 :
Fly to Paro on Druk - Air. You will be met at the airport and transfer provided to Thimpu (65 Kms./2 hrs. Approx) ( Only on Monday )
Day 12 :
Thimpu : Full day local sight seeing tour.
AM : Visit Zeleukha Nunnery, National library and memorial Chorten of His Majesty Late Jigme Dorjee Wangchuk.
PM : Stroll down to the Handicraft Development Corporation which displays all kind of handicraft products of Bhutan.
Day 13 :
Thimpu - Paro (65Kms./2 hrs.)
AM : After breakfast drive leisurely to Paro.
PM : Drive through the Paro valley to see the Drukgyel Dzong/Kyichu Lhakhang. On a clear day one can see the Majestic Jhomolhari Mountain or between known as The Mountain of Goddess(7314mts.)Also visit the National Museum located in the Ta Dzong which displays rich collection of fine arts and weapons.O/nt. Hotel.
Day 14 :
Drive to airport for your flight to Kathmandu. Shopping in the afternoon and overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 15 :
Departure from Kathmandu to your country.
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