• Trip Code : NTE-BNT51
  • Trip Duration : 14 Days
  • Trip Level : Demanding
  • Trip Max Altitude : 3650
  • Trip Start Location : Paro
  • Trip End Location : Kathmandu
  • Trip Route : Nepal-Butan-Tibet
  • Trip Best Season : March-December

Trip Highlights

  • Eplore the ancient cities of Kathmandu, Lhasa and Thimpu
  • Panoramic sunrise with mountain views from Sarankot
  • Discover the secrets of Lake side Pokhara with ancient city tour
  • Explore the cultural and historical hearts of Tibet
  • Experience the Barkhor markets in Tibet
  • Guided wildlife tour of Chitwan National Park
  • Taktsang Monastery (The Tiger’s Nest)
  • Drugyel Dzong victory fortress

Trip Information

Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet tour covers three most beautiful destinations of Himalayan Nations, through the last Shangri-La Bhutan, The Land of Mount Everest and the birth place Buddha Nepal and the roof the world Tibet. Nepal Travels and Expedition 14 days’ adventure begins with the visits to popular Bhutanese landmark like the Tiger Nest Monastery, King’s Memorila Chhorten, Phunaka Dzong and other places. Then Travels to Nepal with a flight to Kathmandu for an amazing time enjoyed your tour visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu followed by National Park Jungle Safari and sightseeing in amazing Lake City Pokhara. Next fly to Tibet, visit popular Tibetan Landmark like Potala Palace,Norbulingka, Tibetan Traditional Musium, Barkhor Bazzar, and other place in Lhasa. Also In Tibet you can visit a Number of impressive Tibetan Moansteries like Sera, Dreoung, and Jokhang Temple. In Tibet if we further away from Lhasa the next day explore the amazing Ganden Monastery and Drayerpa Cave.


Short Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival Paro Transfer to hotel, sightseeing in Paro (2,250m/7,382ft).
  • Day 2 - Paro to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft): 54 km, hike to Taktsang Monastery
  • Day 3 - Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m/4,100ft): 76 km, 2 - 3 hours.
  • Day 4 - Punakha to Paro (2250m/7382ft): 140 km, 4 hours.
  • Day 5 - Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft): 1 hour flight, sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Day 6 - Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan: 150km, 5 – 6 hours.
  • Day 7 - Chitwan National Park.
  • Day 8 - Drive to Pokhara (910m/2986ft): 200km, 5 - 6 hours.
  • Day 9 - Catch the morning sunrise from Sarangkot Hill then fly or drive to Kathmandu.
  • Day 10 -  Arrival in Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft).
  • Day 11 - Sightseeing in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Traditional Hospital: 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.
  1. Day 1 Arrival Paro Transfer to hotel, sightseeing in Paro (2,250m/7,382ft).

    Upon flight to Bhutan, we can enjoy the amazing views of the Himalayas including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks. At the airport, we will be greeted by a representative who will take us to our hotel. Today, we will visit Rinpung Dzong which was built in 1646 and now houses the district Monastic Body and government administrative offices of Paro Dzongkhag. We will also visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country and Drugyal Dzong, built in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan's victory over Tibetan invaders during the 1600s.

    Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m/4,100ft): 76 km, 2 - 3 hours
    After breakfast, we enjoy the scenic drive to Punakha with a stop for tea at Dochu La Pass (3,100m), where on a clear day we get spectacular views of the Himalayas. From the pass, we drive downhill through rhododendron, fir and hemlock forests. We then pass through rice fields along river banks and reach Punakha. After lunch, we visit Punakha Dzong. Built between 1637-1638, it is the second oldest and the second largest dzong in Bhutan. Overnight in Punakha.
    Included meals. Breakfast Lunch Dinner.
    Overnight in Paro.Lunch and Dinner.

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

    After breakfast, we spend 4-5 hiking to and from Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan's most famous monastery situated at 3,180 meters. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up the mountain. After having explored the monastery, we hike down to the valley floor. This afternoon, we will drive to Thimphu, and spend the night.

    Included meals. Breakfast Lunch Dinner.
     

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

    After breakfast, we enjoy the scenic drive to Punakha with a stop for tea at Dochu La Pass (3,100m), where on a clear day we get spectacular views of the Himalayas. From the pass, we drive downhill through rhododendron, fir and hemlock forests. We then pass through rice fields along river banks and reach Punakha. After lunch, we visit Punakha Dzong. Built between 1637-1638, it is the second oldest and the second largest dzong in Bhutan. Overnight in Punakha.
    Included meals. Breakfast Lunch Dinner.
     

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

    After breakfast, we drive to Paro via Dochu La pass. There, we visit the new Druk Wangyal Monastery. With elaborate paintings depicting the lineage of the present monarchy and their visionary works, the Druk Wangyal Monastery is the only one of its kind in the country. After the tour of the monastery, we continue our drive with a stop in Thimphu for lunch. Overnight in Paro.
    Included meals. Breakfast Lunch Dinner
     

  5. Day 5 Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft): 1 hour flight, sightseeing in Kathmandu.

    Fly to Kathmandu. While there, visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the ancient kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus all over the world. The Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
    Included meals:Breakfast 
     

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

    After breakfast we begin our drive to Chitwan, a city located at the foot of the Churia range and famous for housing Chitwan National Park (CNP), the first national park in Nepal, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon reaching Chitwan, we either take a jungle safari or nature walks depending on the time of arrival. During the safari, we go deep into the jungle and spot deer, the endangered one-horn rhinoceros, along with other wild animals. If lucky, we may even spot the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. During nature walks we enjoy the company of a wide variety of flora and fauna and spend some time bird watching. In the evening, there will be a presentation on the wide range of flora and fauna of CNP. Overnight in Chitwan.

    Included meals, Breakfast Lunch Dinner
     

  7. Day 7 Chitwan National Park.

    Early in the morning, we will be mounted on elephant backs for a jungle safari through dense grasslands to witness wildlife in their natural habitat. After breakfast, we visit the elephant stables and even enjoy bathing the elephants. During the afternoon we can either drive through the jungles followed by a canoe ride down the Rapti River. While canoeing, we may get a close look at the Gharial and Mugger crocodiles along with fresh water dolphins, otters and varieties of water birds. Or, we may even go for birding or nature walks and come closer to a variety of wild flora and fauna found in the park. Overnight in Chitwan.

    Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner
     

  8. Day 8 Drive to Pokhara (910m/2986ft): 200km, 5 - 6 hours.

    Leave the southern Nepalese landscape for Pokhara, the beautiful lake city. As we enter Pokhara, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. Today, we visit Davis Falls and Shiva Cave. Davis Falls is a unique waterfall that flows directly into a narrow and deep canal which has no end. The Shiva Cave is located near to Davis Fall and houses a shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, a primary Hindu God.

    Overnight in Pokhara. Included  Breakfast
     

  9. Day 9 Catch the morning sunrise from Sarangkot Hill then fly or drive to Kathmandu.

    Early in the morning we leave for Sarangkot, a hill that overlooks the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in the north and Pokhara city in the south. From here, we catch amazing views of the sun as it rises in the mighty Himalayas. We then head back to Pokhara where we can do some boating in Phewa Lake, the largest lake in Pokhara. We will also visit Bindyabasini Temple located at the center of the Lake before flying to Kathmandu for overnight stay.

    In Kathmandu, Included  Breakfast 

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

    On our flight to Lhasa, we get to enjoy a beautiful hour-long trans-Himalayan flight that takes us over Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,536m) and other Himalayan peaks and glaciers. Upon our arrival at Gonggar Airport in Lhasa, a representative from Nepal Travels and Expedition will pick us up from the airport for about an hour’s drive to our designated hotel in Lhasa.  We are advised to take plenty of rest for the remaining of the day in order to minimize altitude sickness. Overnight in Lhasa. Included  Breakfast
     

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

    We begin sightseeing in Lhasa after breakfast. Today is the day we visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Built in the 17thcentury, Potala Palace provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama and houses what is considered to be the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Next, we visit the Tibet Traditional Hospital which is the center for the treatment, training, research and production of Tibetan medicine. 

    Overnight in Lhasa Included Breakfast
     

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

    After breakfast, we visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar.  Drepung Monastery, which was built in the 14century, is believed to have sheltered around 10,000 monks in the past but as of now there has been quite a declination resulting in only a few hundred. The history, culture, and religious beliefs of the Tibetan people are strongly concentrated and centered in this marvelous monastery.  Sera Monastery is a preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep-seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. We further stroll through Barkhor Bazaar (market). With its open air stalls, shops and crowd of pilgrims, it is the nerve centre of Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa. Included Breakfast
     

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

    In the morning, we drive to Ganden Monastery, located at the top of Wangbur Mountain (3,800m) in the Lhatse County, 57km east of Lhasa. It is the oldest and one of the ‘great three’ of the six Gelug Sect monasteries in Tibet. Ganden Monastery has extremely delicate and fine murals and sculptures. It also keeps a suit of armor decorated with gems, which was worn by Emperor Qianlong and was bestowed to the monastery as an offering to Tsong Khapa, founder of the Gelug Sect. During the afternoon, we drive to Drayerpa Cave located in a beautiful valley with a stunning landscape. There are more than 30 caves for Lamas who wish to meditate in a silent environment. In the evening, we drive back to Lhasa and spend the night.

    Included meals:Breakfast
     

  14. Day 14 Final departure.

    Our adventure in the Himalayas comes to an end today! A representative from Nepal Travels And Expedition, will take us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, Included Breakfast 

Price Includes

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private tourist vehicle.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Pokhara Breakfast included.
  • Tibetan-standard two-star hotel accommodation (mostly twin-sharing room) in Lhasa including breakfast.
  • Two nights three days wildlife activities inside the Chitwan national park.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and drinks such as tea, coffee and water while in Chitwan.
  • All gourd transportation by private tourist vehicle.
  • Kathmandu - Lhasa - Kathmandu airfare with airport departure tax.
  • Standard government-approved three/four star accommodation (in twin sharing rooms) in Bhutan.
  • Full-board meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea & snacks - for the duration of your stay in Bhutan
  • Drinking water for the duration of the tour in Bhutan
  • Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides.
  • Bhutan and Tibet visa fees and processing assistance (Please e-mail us your color scan copy of passport)
  • Government royalty of Bhutan (35% of $200), which goes to the country's health and education projects.
  • All guided city tours in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan as mentioned on day-by-day itinerary.
  • Nepal Travels Expedition licensed English-speaking guide, driver and all support staffs.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for our field staff.
  • Entry permits and fees for all temples, parks, monasteries, and cultural and historical sites.
  • All government taxes, vat and Tourist service charges
  • All official expenses.
  • You can also upgrade 4-5 Star hotel accommodation in Bhutan which cost you $ 450-1000 per night and Nepal Tibet will be normal could be $ 70 -80 per night.
     

Price Does not Include

  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (See the travel insuNepal entry visa – you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $40 and $ 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Internet and telephone calls.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lhasa – about USD 15 to 20 per person per day (full board meals provided during your stay at Chitwan and Bhutan).
  • Item of Personal nature like alcohol, hot & cold drinks and laundry.
  • Personal clothing and equipment. (See the equipment tab for detail information)
  • Tips for tour staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)
  • Others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
  • Please note: Druk air flight cost are not included in the trip price. Druk air flights cost are different as per the flights sectors that you are taking. Druk air offers flights from following location. We recommend you to fly from Kathmandu – Paro – Bangkok as they have every day flight from Paro to Bangkok.
  • Please let us know which route is more convenient to you, the cost of the flights are as below. Please contact us for the up-to-date Druk air flight rate.
  • Air Fare
  • Kathmandu – Paro – Bangkok = US$810
  • Kathmandu – Paro- New Delhi = US$780
  • Kathmandu- Paro- Calcutta = US$510
  • Kathmandu – Paro- Kathmandu = US$520
     

The price per person for the Small group Journey is fixed as stated below. There is also the option of private and tailor made journey best suited for you, your family and friends. The discount is subjected to increase with the number of people in your group. Bigger the group better the discount so group bookings are highly encouraged. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why this trip make different ?

Nepal Travel Expedition work closedy with One of the main supporters Charity service in Nepal. And contribute 10% of the tour cost for Ophan Childrens (sherpa Outdoor Foundation) We support then in many different ways.

Donation and Charity !

Nepal Travel Expedition donate 10% of its annual revenue to Sherpa Outdoor Foundation Orphan Children Home Which is Located Lalitpur one can visit while you are in Nepal after or before the trip.  We support Childrens for Food, School, Clothes, Medicine also supporting stationary materials to Government School which is located at Lamjung district trying to build liberary for them where they could find different book to read. For this project we are trying collect donation.

Sponsorship and Partnership (volunteering programmed)

One of of the mazor activities of Sherpa outdoor Children home in Lalitpur is fully conducted and collebrate with Nepal Travel Expedition and sister concern organization Nepal wildlife safari. The Volunteering concern programmed delivered by Nepal Travel Expedition and Sherpa Outdoor Foundation aim to mobilize team of exports and interested individuals as an economic measure in providing human capital for education, health, community to share teaching skill various Government school in different part of country and community to delivered humanity skills also in our children home.

 

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