Himalayan Jewels of South Asia
Experience the Himalayan nation in one package - Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim and Darjeeling where you be amazed at the stunning mountainous landscapes along with exploring the rich cultural heritage sites.
This 25 days long journey covers sightseeing world heritage site of Kathmandu - the Pashupatinath temple (scared pilgrimage of Hindus where you get to explore the religious and spiritual practices), the Swayambhunath temple (also recognized as monkey temple), the Boudhanath stupa (largest stupa in South Asia) and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Plus we explore the typical Nepali culture within the tour.
Next, we take an airstrip to Tibet (Lhasa) and visit the magnificent Potala Palace - constructed in the 17th century. This palace was home to the well-known renowned spiritualist - Dalai Lama. From the top of this palace, one gets the full views of the entire city. We next visit the Norbulingka palace, museum of Tibet to find lots of ancient artifacts, and then visit several monasteries like Sera and Drepung monasteries, Jokhang Temple. From here, we drive to Gyantse passing several passes like the Khamba La pass (4794 m) and Karo La pass (5045 m) sideways viewing the lovely glaciers.
There we will be visiting several monasteries, chortens, and visit the Gyantse Dzong and then drive to the second largest city of Tibet i.e. Shigatse. After exploring and visiting several monasteries, we then drive to Shegar and head to the Everest Base Camp which is the central highlight of this journey. From EBC, we are rewarded with the spectacular views of the Himalayas like the highest peak Everest and more. Next, we drive to Rongbuk and visit the biggest monastery i.e. Rongbuk monastery.
In Bhutan, we will explore Thimpu by visiting several Dzongs, hiking to the well-known monastery - Taktsang monastery (also called as Tiger Nest Monastery), visit several heritage museums, and also explore the art school. Next, we drive to Punakha where we get the spectacular Himalayan views and then drive to the beautiful village - Gangtey surrounded by splendid snowcapped peaks. We then drive back to Punakha.
Next, we will drive to Phuentsholing and make our way to Darjeeling. Darjeeling is very famous for the tea gardens and on the way we get to see beautiful tea garden plantation all over. Next, we head to the Tiger Hill to view the beautiful sunrise view and explore other areas of Darjeeling. Our nex drive would be Sikkim. Here we visit the well-known monasteries and most visited known as Enchey Gompa. As for sightseeing Sikkim, we drive to Martam and on the way, we will be visiting a popular Gompa - known as Rumtek Gompa. From Martam, we head to Kalimpong. We roam around Kalimpong by visiting several temples, etc. and finally drive to Bagdogra airport to fly back to our destination.
This Himalayan jewels of south Asia get you explore the beautiful landscapes of the Himalayas and many attractions in one singular package. This tour can be delighted all year around but we Accent Himalaya suggest spring and fall for relishing more out of this trip. For more information about the how about of this trip, please feel free to email or contact us.