Nepal Bhutan And Tibet Tour

 
  • Days: 14
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Overview

Trip facts

Duration: 14 Days

Activities: Tour

Departure From: Kathmandu

Country: Nepal

Region: Nepal,Bhutan,Tibet

Price: USD 3,500

Group size: Min 1-12 Min

 

On this particular package, you get to explore three Himalayan countries - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan vividly famous for its unique culture, heritage sites, stunning landscape, diverse flora, rare wildlife, and much more. Plus you get a chance to see the world highest peak Everest and views of the massive Annapurna range.

In Nepal, we spend some time in Phewa Lake of Pokhara and also experience elephant safari/jungle ride in Chitwan. Likewise, in Bhutan we visit the well-known monastery - Tiger Nest Monastery, located on the high cliff, view the splendid view of Mount Chomolhari, several other peaks, visit several ancient Dzongs (fortresses), museums, and explore the Dukpas culture etc. And in Tibet, we will visit the Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Tibetan museums and other famed monasteries like Jokhang, Drepung, and Sera Gompa, etc.

This Himalayan country package begins from an airstrip to Bhutan, Paro. In Paro, we will be visiting two or three Dzongs and visit the oldest temple Kichulhankhang. The next day, we will be hiking to the popular Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger Nest Monastery) and then drive to Punakha crossing through beautiful rhododendron and hemlock forest surrounded by beautiful Himalayan peaks to reach Punakha Dzong. We then head to Paro and visit several monasteries and fly to Kathmandu the next day.

At Kathmandu, we explore the heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Pashupatinath temple (one of the sacred pilgrimage of Hindus) and Boudhanath stupa (the largest stupa in South Asia).

The next day, we head to Chitwan for adventurous activities like jungle/ elephant safari in Chitwan national park. Next locale would be Pokhara which is one of the hypnotic sites of pure natural beauty. We here visit the stunning lake - Phewa Lake, from where you get the beautiful views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and other several peaks. Also, we will visit the Davis’ fall and several caves. The following day, we drive to Sarangkot to relish the dawn and twilight views from the hilltop. We then fly back to Kathmandu.

We then take an airstrip to Lhasa (Tibet) from Kathmandu and explore Lhasa by visiting the Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, numerous monasteries, and Tibetan museums etc.

Further details about the route and how about are in depth on our itinerary which is carefully designed as of a couple of weeks for exploring these three Himalayan countries in a single package. This package can be delighted every season but to observe the unique festivals held, you might want to schedule in spring and fall. 

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival and sightseeing in Paro (2,250m/7,382ft)

As a flight to Bhutan will be the spectacular flight as you will be enjoying the scenic flight where you will be capturing the Himalayas including with the Bhutan peaks which are the sacred peaks known Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks. And reaching the airport our Accent Himalaya Company will welcome us and then they will take us to the hotel. After that we will be visiting the Rinpung Dzong and then we will be exploring the second ancient monastery Kichu Lhakhang and Drugyal Dzong.

  Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Paro to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft): 54 km, hike to Taktsang Monastery

Today we will be hiking to the most famous monastery of Bhutan Taktsang monastery also known as tiger nest monastery. We will be hiking at least 4-5 hours to reach at the tiger nest monastery which is situated on the high cliff at 3180 meters. It is said that the spiritual leader guru Rimpoche had fly back on the tiger back to meditate in this cave Taktsang. We will be having our lunch at the café which is at the hallway to the mountain. After that we will drive to Thimphu. We will spend our night at Thimpu.

 

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m/4,100ft): 76 km, 2 - 3 hours

Today after the breakfast we will drive to Punakha and then we will stop at Dochu La Pass which is at 3,100 meters and then we will be enjoying the remarkable sights of the Himalayas and from the pass we will drive to downhill via fir, rhododendron and hemlock forests. We will be passing the rice fields alongside the river banks and then we will reach Punakha. Then we will be having our lunch and visit the Punakha Dzong which was built amid 1637-1638 it is said to be the second ancient and the second biggest dzong of Bhutan. We will be spending our night in Punakha.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04: Punakha to Paro (2250m/7382ft): 140 km, 4 hours

Today we will drive to Paro through Dochu La pass and then we will be visiting the Druk Wangyal monastery and then we will be exploring the monastery and continuing our drive and then we will stop at Thimphu for our lunch. We will be spending our night at Paro.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft): 1 hour flight, sightseeing in Kathmandu

We take a scenic flight to Kathmandu and then we will be visiting the three main heritage sites which are Kathmandu durbar square which is the ancient palace where the Malla kings ruled over this country and then we will be visiting the Pashupatinath temple which is the main Hindu temple and also the cremation sites of Hindus and lastly we will be visiting the Boudhanath stupa which is said to be the largest stupa of South Asia. We will be spending our night at Kathmandu.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan: 150km, 5 – 6 hours

We will have our breakfast and then we will begin our drive to Chitwan and here we will be exploring the Chitwan National Park which is the first national park of Nepal which is also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. As we reach Chitwan we will start our exploration to Chitwan national park at firstly we will be doing a jungle safari and during the safari we will be spotting deer, the rare one-horned rhinoceros including with other animals. We might even spot the Royal Bengal Tiger. We will be also sporting diverse flora and fauna and then we will spend some time viewing diverse birds. We will be spending our night at Chitwan.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07: Chitwan National Park

Today early morning we will be riding on an elephant backs and enjoy the safari via dense jungles and then we will be witnessing diverse wildlife animals. Then we will have our breakfast and visit the elephant stables and we will be taking the elephant’s bath. In the afternoon we will drive via the jungles and enjoy a canoe ride down through Rapti River and while canoeing we will be spotting crocodiles, mugger, gharial, dolphins and different kinds of water birds. We will be spending our night at Chitwan.

 

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08: Drive to Pokhara (910m/2986ft): 200km, 5 - 6 hours

Today we will drive to Pokhara one of the beautiful and most visited lake city. While you reach pokhara you will get the striking view of the Himalayas which includes Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machapuchre. Then we will be visiting the Davis fall one of the magnificent waterfalls which flows into a narrow which has no end and the Shiva cave which is situated close to Davis Fall. We will be spending our night at Pokhara.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09: Catch the morning sunrise from Sarangkot Hill then fly to Kathmandu

Today early morning we will be heading to Sarangkot hill where we will get to view the sunrise view including with the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and Pokhara city. After enjoying the spectacular view of the sunrise as well as the mountains and then we will retrace back to Pokhara and head to the Phewa lake one of the largest lakes in Pokhara and we will be doing boating at the lake and we will visit Bindyabasini temple which is situated in the middle of the Lake. Then we head to Kathmandu and we will enjoy our dinner together with the Accent Himalaya team.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Arrival in Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft)

Today we will take a flight to Lhasa where we will be enjoying our flight where we will get to observe the mighty Everest which is at 8,848m, Kanchenjunga at 8,536m and other snowcapped peaks. As we arrive at the Lhasa airport our Accent Himalaya team will greet us and take us to the hotel. Today we will be taking rest as well as acclimatizing the altitude to get rid of altitude sickness. We will be spending our night at Lhasa.

  Breakfast

Day 11: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum: 5 - 6 hours

After the breakfast we will be sightseeing the Lhasa where we will be visiting the stunning Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Potala palace is one of the beautiful palaces which is built in the 17thcentury it was earlier the abode of his holiness the 14th Dalai and now it has turned into a museum. Next is Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the His holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. After that we will be visiting the Tibet traditional hospital. We will be spending the night at Lhasa.

  Breakfast

Day 12: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar: 5 - 6 hours

Today after having our breakfast we will be visiting and exploring the Drepung monastery, Sera monastery, Jokhang temple and Barkhor market.  Drepung Monastery was constructed in 14century. Sera Monastery is a conserved monastery with white washed walls and striking golden roofs. Next will be Jokhang Temple and lastly we will be exploring the Barkhor market. We will be spending our night at Lhasa.

  Breakfast

Day 13: A day excursion to Ganden Monastery and Drayerpa Cave: 5 - 6 hours

Early morning we will drive to Ganden monastery which is situated at the topmost of Wangbur Mountain which is at 3800m. It is one of the ancient monasteries in Tibet. Ganden Monastery has exceptionally delicate and well paintings and statues. There is also an outfit of armor which is beautifully decorated with gems which were worn out by Emperor Qianlong and was bequeathed to the monastery offering to the Tsong Khapa which was the founder of the Gelug Sect. In the afternoon we will drive to Drayerpa Cave which is situated in a gorgeous valley with a spectacular landscape. After that we will retrace back to Lhasa and we will be spending our night at Lhasa.

  Breakfast

Day 14: Final departure

Today the journey finally comes to an end and our team will be dropping you at the airport three hours earlier than your flight schedule.

  Breakfast

Includes and Excludes

 

What's Included

  • All airport pickup and drop
  • All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicles in Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet
  • All meals in Bhutan and Nepal
  • Breakfast in Tibet
  • Twin-shared hotel accommodation in Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet
  • Sightseeing in Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet by an experienced English speaking local tour guide
  • Bhutanese visa fee and Tibet entry permit
  • Sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments as per the itinerary
  • Company services and all required government taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • All international flights
  • Nepalese visa fee (easily available after arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu)
  • Chinese visa (US $175 for Americans and the US $ 85 for other nationals)
  • All personal expenses (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry, etc.)
  • Lunch and dinner in Tibet
  • Tips for guide and driver

Trip Note

 

Accommodation

Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide comfortable accommodation and food.

For Nepal: 3-star Hotels in major cities.

For Bhutan: Bhutanese hotels are approved and classified by the Government of Bhutan as grade A, B, and C which is equivalent to 3 or 4 - star hotels elsewhere. Based on availability at the time booking, Grade ‘A' hotels will be provided in cities like Thimpu, Paro and so. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis.

For Tibet: 3 star Standard hotel

A single supplement can be served on request with an additional charge.

Meals and Drinks

All the meals and breakfast required for you are included as in our package. A variety of meals are available in most hotels - the most popular being Indian, Chinese, and the more common Continental food. Non-vegetarian dishes are generally available in most parts such as pork, beef, chicken, and fish. Also for the best is to ask the hotel and restaurant to recommend for seasonal and fresh food.

While on the trek, the dinner and breakfast will be served in the same hotel where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. But if you wish to drink bottled water, they are also available. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package.

Best Time to Travel

Best Seasons to travel are in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-October). The months of April and May offer the natural grandeur of rhododendron blooms although Bhutan observes its biggest festivals during spring. Bhutan can also be visited during summer and winter if one wishes to avoid the crowd. However, summers are wet and winters are pretty cold which might not suit everyone.

Luggage or Backpack for tour

You will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently on the trip. The clothes and gears that you don't need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.

Druk Air has a 44 pound (20 kg) weight limit for checked luggage and another 11 - pound weight limit for carry-on luggage on their flights. Your carry-on bags are restricted to one piece, and the size should not exceed 17" x 13" x 8". You have to remember following things before packing:

Official Papers

  • Passport with minimum validity of 6 months
  • Copy of the first page of your passport
  • Airline tickets
  • Visa approval for Bhutan (should be brought with you)

 Packing List for Cultural or City Tours

  • 2 pairs of lightweight long pants
  • 2 pairs of dress pants/dresses for evening
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 4 short-sleeved shirts/blouses
  • 1 long-sleeved shirt for sun protection (also while visiting Dzongs, temples and monasteries).
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Sleepers
  • Warm jackets (if the trip falls in Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan & Feb)
  • 1 sweater or lightweight jacket
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes

Personal toiletries

  • Insect repellent
  • Spare nylon duffel bag for purchase
  • Sunscreen rated 20 SPF or higher
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses, prescription glasses
  • 1 visor/sun hat
  • Daypack/Hip pack for day trips
  • Prescription medications
  • Essential drugs such as for diarrhea, headache pills, pills for cold and cough
  • Anti-bacterial wipes or lotion (for face and hands)

 

Personal Expenses on Trek

Your personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), tips to the guide and porters. Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we suggest you give tip and allocate 10-15 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.

Our Greetings at Airport

We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your trip with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it

Our normal Itinerary includes 14 days for the trip which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.

Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it's necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are in the trip (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Please ensure that you've insured yourself before doing the trip and visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

Booking and Payment

You are required to make 20% (nonrefundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book the trip along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment. We also accept transactions via Pay Pal.

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