Duration: 16 Days
This multi-tour is a 16-day tour for sightseeing the three Himalayan country - Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet in a single package to explore several famed landmarks, heritage sites, monasteries, temple and much more.
First, we will land to the last Shangri la - Bhutan where we will visit several dzongs and temples etc. We also hike to the well-known Taktsang monastery. In Nepal, we explore ancient heritage sites tour cities like Pokhara and Chitwan. In Tibet,( roof of the world) we will be touring to the beautiful Potala Palace, Tibetan museums, and Norbulinkha palace, and several monasteries.
This multi Himalayan kingdom sightseeing tour begins with a scenic flight to Paro from Kathmandu. On the air, you get the magnificent views of the Himalayas including Jichu Drake and Chomalhari. At Paro, we will be exploring by sightseeing the Ringpung Dzong, Kichulhagkhang, Drugyal Dzong. The next day, we hike to the famous Taktsang monastery. Next, we drive to Punakha and hike to reach Wangditse Gompa which takes about an hour.
From this point of gompa, we get the spectacular view of Tashicho Dzong. As we reach Thimpu, we will be sightseeing the memorial Chorten, zoo, handicraft industry, Tashi Dazong and meantime we will be wandering around the streets of Thimpu. The next day, we drive to Punakha and visit numerous monasteries and temples and the Punakha Dzong. The following day, we drive to Paro and before reaching Paro, we will be visiting some of the Chortens.
Next, we fly to Kathmandu and visit several heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Pashupatinath temple, the Swayambhunath temple and the Boudhanath stupa. Next, we drive to Chitwan and enjoy the elephant safari in the national park and sightsee some other places. The next day, we drive to Pokhara - which is one finest tourist destination and explore Pokhara by heading to Sarangkot to view the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and many other peaks. We then retrace back to Kathmandu.
Again the other day, we take a scenic flight to the roof of the world - Tibet where we get the magnificent views of the Everest, Kanchenjunga and other many Himalayan peaks from the air. The next day, we sightsee Tibet by visiting Potala Palace, the Norbulingka palace, and several Tibetan museums. The following day, we will be heading to visit the Ganden monastery and Drayerpa cave and lastly, we will be sightseeing by visiting numerous well-known temple, monasteries and wander around to the Barkhor Bazaar in Lhasa.
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Here we list tour detailed itinerary for this tour:
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Fly to paro from Kathmandu, sightseeing in Paro (2,250m/7,382ft)
Day 03: Paro to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft): 54 km, 1 hour drive: Hike to Taktsang Monastery
Day 04: Hike to WangditseGompa followed by sightseeing in Thimphu
Day 05: Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m/4,100ft): 76 km, 2 - 3 hours’ drive: Hike to Lungchutse Monastery
Day 06: Punakha to Paro: 130 km, 4 hrs.Drive: Hike to KhamsumYulleyNamgyalChorten
Day 07: Paro to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft): Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 08: Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan (815 m/2,674 ft.):175km, 4-5 hours
Day 09: Chitwan National Park
Day 10: Drive to Pokhara (910m/2986ft): 200km, 5 - 6 hours
Day 11: Sunrise views from Sarangkot Hill, fly to Kathmandu
Day 12: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft): 1 hour
Day 13: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum: 5 - 6 hours
Day 14: Ganden Monastery and Drayerpa Cave: 5 - 6 hours
Day 15: Lhasa Sightseeing: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar: 5 - 6 hours
Day 16: Final departure
Includes and Excludes
- All airport pickup and drop
- All ground transportation on comfortable private vehicles
- All meals in Bhutan and Nepal. Breakfast in Tibet
- Twin-shared hotel accommodation in Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet
- Sightseeing in Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet with an experienced English-speaking local tour guide
- Sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments as per the itinerary
- Bhutanese visa fee and Tibet entry permit
- 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 US $ 85 for other nationals)
- Personal Expenses (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry, etc.)
- Lunch and dinner in Tibet
- Other services not mentioned in 'What's Included' section
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guides and drivers
Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide comfortable accommodation.
For Nepal: 3-Star Hotels on 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 Hotel
A single supplement can be served on request with an additional charge.
Meals and Drinks in Bhutan
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, chicken, and fish. Also for the best is to ask the hotel and restaurant to recommend for seasonal and fresh food.
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 visit Bhutan 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 16 days for your 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 Tour (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 tour 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.