Duration: 14 Days
Departure From: Kathmandu
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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Day 01: Arrival and sightseeing in Paro (2,250m/7,382ft)
Day 02: Paro to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft): 54 km, hike to Taktsang Monastery
Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m/4,100ft): 76 km, 2 - 3 hours
Day 04: Punakha to Paro (2250m/7382ft): 140 km, 4 hours
Day 05: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft): 1 hour flight, sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 06: Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan: 150km, 5 – 6 hours
Day 07: Chitwan National Park
Day 08: Drive to Pokhara (910m/2986ft): 200km, 5 - 6 hours
Day 09: Catch the morning sunrise from Sarangkot Hill then fly to Kathmandu
Day 10: Arrival in Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft)
Day 11: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum: 5 - 6 hours
Day 12: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar: 5 - 6 hours
Day 13: A day excursion to Ganden Monastery and Drayerpa Cave: 5 - 6 hours
Day 14: Final departure
Includes and Excludes
- 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
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:
- 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).
- Warm jackets (if the trip falls in Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan & Feb)
- 1 sweater or lightweight jacket
- 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes
- 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.
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.