Himalayan tours to Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal
This three main Himalayan country tour is systematically designed for those who want to explore this three different Himalayan Mountain, culture, its traditions, heritage sites and many other in this trio package tour. It is one of the best tour in Asia as you will be covering main destination of this three county. This tour not only rewards you to explore the heritage sites but also get to sight the beautiful peaks including with beautiful surrounding landscapes. First we will be exploring the roof of the world Tibet and then to the Nepal the place popular as heritage and trekking and lastly we will be exploring the Bhutan which is also called the Shangri-La and the thunder dragon.
In Tibet we will be first visiting the Potala palace and it is also the museums where you find old artifacts of Tibet and also the norbulingkha palace which is near to the potala palace and other we will be exploring will be monasteries and temples like Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar next we head to Gyantse where through our drive we will be passing several pass like Khamba La pass and karo la pass whereon the way we will be halt to relish the yamdroktscho lake and reaching gyantse we will be sightseeing the several monasteries , stupas and one of the preserved gyantsedzongs and further we will be drive to shingatse, rongbuk and on the way we will be exploring different monasteries and all and then we head to the Everest base camp and from this point we get the spectacular view of the Everest and other mountain like mount chooyu and andshispangma can be seen clearly and then we reach at zangmu and from few kilometers drive we will reach at Kathmandu.
Likewise in Kathmandu we will be visiting several heritage like boudhanath, pashupatinath, swambhunath, durbar square and next we will be sightseeing the patan durbar square, bhaktapurvisiting many spots like ancient water sprouts, temples and many more places and continue our journey to enjoy the view of the sunrise and sunset view in nagarkotand take an airstrip to paro.
As in Bhutan we will be exploring the paro city where we will be visiting several monasteries and ancient temples like kichulhangkhang and visiting rinpungdzongs and drugyaldzong and then hike to the famous monasteries tiger nest monastery and then explore thethimpu where we will be visiting memorial chorten, museum, institute of arts and paintings and visit the zoo and thimpudzong etc.
This 14 days tour is the best three Himalayan countries where you get to cover up all the main visiting spots and if you have no such two week of vacation we have other option like we do also have a 9 days package tour in this three Himalayan country but we will not be covering some of the areas. Like for this touring you can planned during the spring and autumn season.
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft)
Today we will arrive at Lhasa at the Gonggar airport you can either take a flight from Nepal or through the China. If you are taking a direct flight from Nepal you will be enjoying the scenic flight where you will get to capture the scenic view of the Himalayas including with the Everest, Kanchenjunga and other snowcapped peaks. As you arrive at Lhasa our representative of the Accent Himalaya will welcome you and drive us to the hotel.
Day 02: Lhasa sightseeing: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum
After the breakfast we will be sightseeing Lhasa where we will be visiting the most prominent landmarks of Tibet which are Potala Palace and the Norbulingka palace. The Potala palace was constructed in the 17th century and from here we will get the amazing view of the city as this palace was earlier the abode of his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. After that we will be exploring the Norbulingka palace which is the beautiful summer palace of Dalai Lama. Next we will be visiting the Tibetan traditional medicine center which is the Tibetan herbal hospital which is the hospital for training, researching and making herbal medicine. We will spend our night in Lhasa.
Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar
Today after the breakfast we will be visiting some of the monastery, temple and markets. We will first explore the Drepung monastery which was constructed in the 14th century and earlier this monastery was the home to more than 10000 monks but now it has declined to ensure only few hundred of them. In this monastery it has clearly depicted of the Tibetan culture, history, and the religious practices. Next we will be visiting the Sera monastery which is one of the preserved monasteries of Tibet with the golden roofs with white walls. After that we will be visiting the Jokhang temple one of the sacred temples of Tibet. Next we will be wandering the Barkhor market where there are lots of stall, shops and lots of pilgrim’s crowds. We will be spending our night in Lhasa.
Day 04: Lhasa to Gyantse (3,950m/12,956ft) via Karo La Pass and Yamdrok Tso Lake: 325km, 5-6 hours
Today we will be taking a scenic drive to Gyantse and on the way we will be crossing the Khamba La pass at 4794 meters and then we will stop here to explore the beautiful lake named Yamdrok Tso lake which is turquoise in color which is one of the third largest sacred lakes of Tibet. After that we will explore the Nazi Kang glacier and then we will be coming across another pass named Karo la pass and you can enjoy the view from the scenic drive and before reaching Gyantse you will get to enjoy the view of huge glaciers. Reaching Gyantse we will be visiting the Khumbum stupa, Gyantse dzong, Phalkot monastery. We will spend our night in Gyantse.
Day 05: Gyantse to Shigatse (3,900m/12,795ft) via Shalu Monastery: 95km, 2 hours
Today after the breakfast we will drive to Shigatse one of the 2nd largest city of Tibet. On the way to Shigatse we will be visiting the Shalu monastery and the monastery is well-known for its ancient and striking mural paintings. After that we will continue our drive to Shigatse and reach Shigatse we will be visiting the famous Tashilhunpo monastery which holds both the cultural and historical significance which was set up in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama- Gendun Drup. After exploring Shigatse we will be taking rest and acclimatizing the altitude. We will spend our night in Shigatse.
Day 06: Shigatse to Rongbuk (5,000m/16,400ft) via Sakya Monastery: 355km, 8-9 hours
After the breakfast we will drive to Rongbuk and on the way we will be visiting the Sakya monastery which is one of the familial monasteries of the Tibetan Buddhism of Sakyapa sect. After exploring the monastery we will continue our drive to Rongbuk and reach Rongbuk we will be exploring the highest monastery in the world known Rongbuk monastery which is situated on the foot of the highest mountain Everest and from this monastery we will get to view different snowcapped peaks. We will spend our night in Rongbuk.
Day 07: Rongbuk to Zhangmu (2,300m/7,544ft) via Everest Base Camp: 257km, 5-6 hours
Early morning we will head to Everest base camp which is at 5250 meter and from here one get the wonderful view of snowcapped peaks like Mt. Cho Oyu which is at 8201 meters, Shishapangma at 8013 meters and the highest mountain Everest at 8848 meters which the mountain Everest in Tibetan language called it as mount Chomolungma. The main highlight of this trip is reaching to the Everest base camp which we succeeded. We will be spending some time in EBC- Everest base camp relishing the spectacular view of Snowcapped peaks. Then we will head to Zhangmu and on the way we will be crossing Lalung la pass at 5124 meters, Nyalam pass at 3800 meters and Shung La pass at 5200 meters and from the pass we will be enjoying the view of the snow-capped peaks. Then we will drive down to the lush vegetation to Zhangmu in the Nepal border. We will spend our night in Zhangmu.
Day 08: Zhangmu to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft): 153km, 4-5 hours
Then we will drive to the friendship bridge and cross the Bhote Koshi River we will reach the immigration control of Kodari and here we must do some custom formalities after that it is time to say goodbye to Tibetan guide and crossing the river and there you will find our Accent Himalaya representative and then we will drive to Kathmandu which will almost take 4 hours to reach Kathmandu and then the representative will drop you at the hotel. In the evening the Accent Himalaya will be hosting a farewell dinner in the fine Nepali restaurants which serve the traditional Nepali cuisine. We will spend our night in Kathmandu.
Day 09: Sightseeing in Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath
Today after having our breakfast we will be sightseeing some of the UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu which are Kathmandu Durbar Square which reveals ancient arts and architecture. The typically built architecture which was the great palace where the male king ruled over this country from 12th to 18th century. Next will be the Swambhunath temple also known as monkey temple due to calling it as monkey temple as in this area there are lots of monkey loitering around this temple. After that we will be visiting the famous Hindu temple known Pashuaptitnath temple which is the prime lord Shiva Hindu temple as well as the cremation sites of Hindus. Next we will be visiting the Boudhanath stupa which is said to be the largest stupa in south Asia. We will spend our night in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur and Sunset views from Nagarkot
Today we will be sightseeing Patan and Bhaktapur by visiting some of the landmarks which are listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites where in the plan we will be visiting the Patan Durbar square with ancient arts and architectures. After that we will be exploring the Bhaktapur city one of the appealing city with the traditional local lifestyle where the people still today strictly practices their cultures. Here we will be visiting the golden gate, Nyota pole temple, water spouts. We will be even trying the Newari cuisine in Bhaktapur. After that we will drive to Nagarkot to enjoy the sunset and sunrise view including with the Himalayas. We will spend our night in Nagarkot.
Day 11: Fly to Paro (2,250m / 7,382ft), city sightseeing
During your flight to Bhutan you will be capturing the spectacular view of the Himalayas as well as the Jomolhari and Jichu Drake peaks which are the sacred peak of Bhutan. As you land at the Bhutan airport our agent from the Accent Himalaya will welcome us and take us to the hotel. Then after freshening up in the hotel we will be visiting the Ringpung Dzong, Kichu Lhangkahang- temple and the Drugyal Dzong. We will spend our night in Paro.
Day 12: Paro to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft): 54 km, 1 hour, hike to Taktsang Monastery
Today after having our breakfast we will be hiking to the well-known and most visited monastery known Taktsang monastery which in simply known as Tiger nest monastery which is located at the precarious cliff at 3180 meters. It is said that the spiritual Guru Rimpoche had flown on the tiger back to meditate into the cave which now known as Taktsang monastery that’s why this monastery also is known as tiger nest monastery. As for the lunch we will be heading midway up to the mountain where there are some cafeteria restaurants. After exploring the monastery in depth we will retrace back down to the valley and then we will drive to Thimpu. We will spend our night in Thimpu.
Day 13: Sightseeing in Thimphu
Today early morning we will be visiting the memorial Chorten which was constructed in the memory of the late third king who ruled the county from 1952- 1972 next we will be visiting the nunnery temple, Bhutan national mini zoo then we will head to radio tower where we will get the impressive view of Thimpu Dzong and the Thimpu valley. Then after the lunch we will be exploring some of the landmarks of Thimpu where we will be visiting the traditional medicine center and painting institute, museum, Tashi dzong and the paper factory. As some of the landmarks are closed during the weekends so, if we reach during the weekends we will be exploring the Thimpu market. We will spend our night in Thimpu.
Day 14: Final Departure
Your journey finally comes to an end as our team of the accent Himalaya will be dropping you at the airport three hours earlier than your flight schedule.