Key Information

  • Destination:
    Multi Country
  • Accommodation:
    3 Star Hotel
  • Trip Style:
    Cultural Heritage Sightseeing Tour
  • Foods:
    Breakfast
  • Transportation:
    Private Vehicle
  • Min Person:
    1

About Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour - 16 Days

Nepal Tibet Bhutan trip takes you to explore the gems of all three countries. Starting from the land of the living goddess and Mt. Everest, Nepal to the Roof of the World, Tibet to Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan. Spend your holidays in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan to explore the unique culture of these countries blended with fantastic natural beauty and views of mountains. 

Nepal is a place where you can find historical and religious sites of both Hinduism and Buddhism. Buddhist monasteries and stupas showcase amazing Tibetan Buddhist architectural style while Hindu sites represent pagoda style and various other styles inspired by Tibetan, Indian and other Nepalese styles like Malla architecture. Touring in Kathmandu, you will encounter some fascinating legends. 

Both Kathmandu and Pokhara are valleys surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains. From viewpoints, you can get some outstanding views of mountains in Ganesh, Jugal, Langtang and Annapurna range. Chitwan is home to various species of animals including endangered One-horned Rhino. This city also offers serene landscapes with the beautiful chirping of birds. Nepal tour is also an amazing opportunity to observe the lifestyle of ethnic groups living in various parts of Nepal including Tharu people living in Chitwan. 

Trip to both Tibet and Bhutan starts from the city of Kathmandu. Reaching Tibet, the city of Lhasa awaits you with outstanding monasteries and temples like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera and Drepung Monasteries. Potala Palace is home to Dalai Lamas, the heads of Tibetan Buddhism. Tibet Museum in Lhasa is also another important site as it holds several artefacts of Tibetan cultural history.

Bhutan is famous for its Dzongs utilized equally for religious and administrative activities. Monks live in these dzongs and hosts festivals like Tsechu. Visiting Memorial Chorten, Punakha Dzong, Wangdue Phodrang and Kunsel Phodrang, one can view several cultural, religious and historical artefacts of Bhutan. Kunsel Phodrang also serves as a place to get a panoramic view of Thimphu.

 

NEPAL TIBET BHUTAN TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the old heritages of Kathmandu rich in culture and architecture.
  • Visit many wonderful places in Pokhara such as Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Tibetan Museum, Bat cave, Mahendra Cave, Devi’s Falls, etc.
  • Fly over the heavenly landscapes, the mesmerizing Himalayan range and the roof of the world (Tibet) and Bhutan 
  • Get closer to the wilderness of Chitwan National park on our Jungle safari while-tracking the one-horned rhino and the Bengal Tiger
  • Visit the majestic sera monastery other monasteries and Jokhang Temple of Lhasa
  • Visit Tibetan museum to explore the artefacts of the cultural history of Tibet
  • Get closer exposure to the culture and traditions of Tibetan Buddhists
  • Explore many picturesque places from Paro to Thimpu 
  • Visit places like Memorial Chorten, Punakha Dzong, Wangdue Phodrang in Thimphu
  • Get an amazing view of Thimphu from Kunsel Phodrang
  • Explore the Tiger’s Nest Monastery and enjoy the wonderful view of mountains

 

What To Expect

1. Kathmandu

The first destination of the tour journey, Kathmandu city offers you many of the historical and architectural monuments. 7 of the UNESCO world heritage sites are located in the valley. During your sightseeing tour, you will visit 5 of these world heritage sites. Pashupatinath is one of the biggest and most famous Hindu pilgrimage sites of Nepal which holds religious, philosophical and cultural significance. Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square hold the history of ancient Nepal in their unique architecture and museum. Kathmandu durbar square is home of living goddess Kumati too. Swayambhunath and Bouddhanath Stupas are famous Buddhist monasteries of Kathmandu. Visiting these places you will learn in-depth about Nepal, different tradition, culture and history. 
 

2. Pokhara

Famously known as lake city, Pokhara is a wonderful city situated in the lap of Annapurna range. There are many natural and cultural sites to explore such as Phewa Lake, Tal Barahi Temple, Gupteshwor Mahadev Temple, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, Divi’s Falls etc. You can indulge yourself in some fun activities such as boating, paragliding etc. Beholding sunrise from Sarangkot over the is one of the major experiences to have. Apart from visiting these amazing places, you can explore the rich and vibrant streets, try different dishes, buy handicrafts and souvenirs etc in Pokhara. 
 

3. Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park is one of the natural UNESCO world heritage sites. Home of the 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna, 68 species of mammals and 126 species of fishes, this park is a wonderful place for wildlife exploration. This is considered to be the best place for bird watching. Jungle safari with elephant riding is one of the best experiences to have while visiting this park. You can expect to see some rare animals such as one-horned rhino, Bangali Tiger etc. You can enjoy canoeing along the Rapti river as well. View of the foothills of the Himalaya covered in the dense forest looks amazing from here. 
 

4. Potala Place

Potala palace is one of the major UNESCO world heritage sites of Lhasa. The former winter residence of the Dalai Lama is now a museum. Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world. It is a famous pilgrimage site for Tibetan people. From here, you will get an amazing view of the city as well. Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour is a wonderful opportunity to explore the museum, artefacts, paintings in this ancient palace. The architecture of the buildings is unique here. Red and white building blended with the blue sky looks spectacular. 
 

5. Jokhang Temple

Jokhang temple is one of the most famous Buddhist temple complex/ monastery in Lhasa. This temple is said to be built by King  Songtsen Gampo for his two brides: Princess Wencheng of the China and Princess Bhrikuti of Nepal. This temple is famously known as the spiritual heart of the city and is famous for its culture and religious significance and unique architecture. You can explore the significant collection of artefacts and many well preserved ancient painting. 
 

6. Sera and Drepung Monasteries

Sera and Drepung monasteries are two of the three major Gelugpa monasteries of Tibet (another one is Ganden Monastery). Drepung Monastery is the largest monastery of Tibet is famous for its magnificent building complex and unique architecture. In Drepung monastery, Buddhist monks debate scriptures using gestures which is an interesting event to observe. These debates happen is Sera monastery too which is an old religious institution of Tibet. Unique architecture and the biggest festival is known as Sera Bengqin makes this monastery special. Visiting these monasteries you will learn about the Tibetan culture, tradition and history in detail.
 

7. Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Tiger’s Nest Monastery is also called Paro Taktsang and this is the only place during this whole trip where you will hike. This monastery was built in the memory of Guru Padmasambhava who introduced Buddhism in Bhutan. This monastery holds a festival known as Tshechu celebrated in his honour. The path that leads to this monastery is quite narrow and steep but it is said that no one has been injured there. There are various legends for why the name of the monastery is  Tiger’s Nest. According to one famous legend, the former wife of an empire willingly became a disciple of Guru Rinpoche and transformed herself into a flying tigress to bring him from Tibet to Bhutan in this monastery.
 

8. Thimphu

Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan where major religious sites like Memorial Chorten, Punakha Dzong, Wangdue Phodrang, Kunsel Phodrang can be found. Thimphu preserves the Bhutanese religion, customs and traditions. The biggest festival of Bhutan, Tshechu is celebrated in Tashichho Dzong by performing masked dances. Prayer Flags, Mani Walls and Prayer Wheels indicating good luck can be seen everywhere. Memorial Chorten, a unique Bhutanese architecture was built by an ancient king to represent the mind of Buddha. This Chorten houses several large images of tantric deities. From  Kunsel Phodrang, one can see a picturesque view of Thimphu city.
 

9. Close up view of the Himalayas

During your 16 days of Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour journey, you will get a plethora of amazing views of landscapes, jungle and snow-capped mountains. You will experience the diverse landscapes from the flat land of Terai to high mountains of Himalaya range. From Tibet and Bhutan, you can get a closer view of the snow-capped mountains. Tibet famously known as the roof of the world is a wonderful place to behold the highest mountain Everest and the Himalaya range from the closest. Tiger’s Nest monastery is a wonderful vantage point to behold the landscapes. During the plane flight, you will get a wonderful bird’s eye view of these landscapes and mountains. 

Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour - 16 Days Itinerary & Map

DAY 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
  • Picking up at the airport 
  • Transferring you to the hotel.
  • Roam around the streets of Thamel

The representative will pick you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. He will escort you to the vehicle. Your luggage will get transported to the hotel. You will head towards the respective hotel afterward. After you check in to the hotel, you will freshen up. You will get an invitation to dinner later in the evening. You will enjoy the dinner with your Sublime crew.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel (B.B)

 

DAY 02:  Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu 
  • Explore the Kathmandu City
  • Visit 5 of the UNESCO world heritage sites ( Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple)

The following day you will visit several sites in Kathmandu. You will visit World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath. You will get the chance to visit the significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva. You will also explore the holiest site built in the 5th century, Boudhanath stupa. Also, your tour will lead you to the quarter of King Bhupatindra Malla, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. You will have a pleasant time at the Monkey Temple, Swayambhunath.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel (B.B)

 

DAY 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara alongside the Trishuli river
  • Visit some places or explore local market depending upon how much time is left

The third morning, after a pleasant breakfast, you will be heading towards Pokhara. You will load your luggage to the assigned jeep. You could also hop on to a local bus to Pokhara. Among the two options, it is a cheaper option to choose from. The ride drives past suburban location, you will also get the chance to view hills and rivers alongside the river. After 6-7 hours, you will finally reach Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel (B.B)
Drive Duration: 6-7 hrs approx. 

 

DAY 04: Sightseeing Tour in Pokhara 
  • Visit Bindhyabasini and Tal Barahi Temple by boating in Phewa Lake
  • Visit Devi’s falls, Mahendra and Bat cave
  • Get to World Peace Pagoda, International Mountain Museum and Tibetan Refugee Camp 

You will have a  private tour in Pokhara. The tour will take you closer to the magnificence of Pokhara. You will enjoy a pleasant time at Lakeside. You will have a spectacular mountain scenery of the Annapurna Range. Pokhara is a paradise of adventure and leisure. Experience the charm and serenity of Phewa Lake, and also go for boating.

Later you will be ascending towards World Peace Pagoda. It is a perfect viewpoint. It offers a panoramic view of Pokhara and Phewa Lake. You will also be visiting Devi's Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, and International Mountain Museum. Pokhara is an action-packed and fun place.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel (B.B)

 

DAY 05: Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan 
  • Scenic ride from Pokhara to Chitwan
  • Get to Tharu village to explore the culture and tradition of Tharu people
  • Check in to Tigerland Safari Resort

A six hours scenic drive takes you to Chitwan through Prithvi Highway. You will follow the Trishuli River. It takes you to the Tharu Villages of Chitwan.  Tharu are ethnic tribe and inhabitants of Chitwan. You will arrive at Tigerland Safari Resort. After lunch, you will take part in a brief introduction of the tour.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Tigerland Safari Resort
Drive Duration: 6-7 hrs approx. 

 

DAY 06: Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park
  • Tour around the Chitwan National Park 
  • Canoeing along the Rapti river
  • Enjoy the jungle safari with elephant ride
  • Watch the elephants bath and visit elephant breeding center
  • Chance to see various animals like one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, crocodiles, gharials, etc.
  • Enjoy the cultural stick dance of Tharu community in the evening 

After having breakfast, you will start your trip. You will hop on a canoe along the  Rapti River. You will get the chance to see the crocodile called The Marsh Mugger and Gharial. Elephant ride is the most fun part of the activities.

You will enjoy the elephant bathing. You will commence on the Jungle Safari, where you have the chance to see bison and one-horned rhino. If you are lucky you may also witness the Royal Bengal Tiger. The evening is charming and full of ambiance in the Rapti River. You will enjoy the Tharu cultural Dance and stick dance.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Tigerland Safari Resort

 

DAY 07: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu
  • Explore the local market of Chitwan
  • Buy souvenirs or go to early morning birdwatching
  • Take a bus ride to return to Kathmandu

You will explore Chitwan to the fullest and head back to Kathmandu. You can go to birdwatching early in the morning at Chitwan National Park. You will get back to your hotel, have breakfast and check out from your hotel. You also have the option to go shopping. You can buy souvenirs at the local shop. You will continue the ride to Kathmandu for 7 hours. You will follow the Trishuli River on your way back. The same scenic hill drive awaits you.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel (B.B)
Drive Duration: 6-7 hrs approx. 

 

DAY 08: Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa
  • A scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa
  • Check into a hotel in Lhasa and explore the streets in the evening

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, you will book a flight to Lhasa. Or the agency will arrange it for you. The trip ahead is pleasant. You will enjoy one and a half-hour of scenic mountain flight across the Himalayas. A guide will receive you at Lhasa Gonggar airport.  The representative will escort you to a hotel and later you can do the check-in, freshen up and rest. You can set out to explore the vibrant streets of Lhasa in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel (B.B)
Flight Duration: 1.5 hrs approx. 

 

DAY 09: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa
  • Visit Potala Palace and Tibetan Museum
  • Explore the artifacts of Tibetan cultural history 

You will enjoy the morning breakfast at the hotel. Later in the morning, you will head to Potala Palace. It was built in the seventeenth century. The palace offers amazing vistas and crisp clear view of the entire urban center. Afterward, you will head towards the Tibetan museum. You will get to explore a thousand artifacts of cultural history. You will have an amazing time here at Lhasa.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel (B.B)

 

DAY 10: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa contd. 
  • Continue sightseeing in Lhasa (Drepung Monastery, Barkhor Street, Jokhang temple, etc)
  • You can explore different handicrafts, buy souvenirs at Barkhor streets

The next day your leader will take you to Drepung. You will take part in sightseeing over Drepung. Drepung Monastery was built in the 14th century. It is a majestic experience at Drepung. Later in the day, you will have an excursion to the Barkhor Street. Barkhor Street encircles the main cathedral Jokhang Temple. You will have a guided tour around the Jokhang temple.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel (B.B)

 

DAY 11: Flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu
  • Buy souvenirs and handicrafts in Lhasa
  • A scenic flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu 

The next day, you will pack up for Kathmandu. You will check out of the hotel. If you need to buy the necessary equipment, you can stop in the marketplace. After you buy gifts in the memoir of Tibet, you will hop on a flight to Kathmandu. You will enjoy the one and half hour view of the scenic mountain flight.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel (B.B)
Flight Duration: 1.5 hrs approx. 

 

DAY 12: Flight from Kathmandu to Paro and Drive to Thimphu 
  • A scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Paro
  • An hour of scenic drive to Thimphu from Paro
  • Explore the nearby places in Thimphu

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. The next day you will depart to the airport early in the morning. You will board a plane to Paro, Bhutan. You will have an incredible Himalayan flight. You will experience the giant mountains from above. It will be a wonderful experience.

You will arrive at Paro after 1 hour of mountain flight. You will head to Thimphu to stay overnight. The drive is 23 km long, and it takes an hour to reach the guest house. Once you arrive, you will check into the hotel. You will explore the surroundings of Thimphu.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel (B.B)
Flight Duration: 1.5 hrs approx.
Drive Duration: 1 hour approx. 

 

DAY 13: Thimphu Sightseeing Tour and Drive to Paro 
  • Sightseeing tour around Thimphu (Memorial Chorten, Punakha Dzong, Wangdue Phodrang)
  • Visit Kunsel Phodrang to get an amazing view of Thimphu
  • Enjoy the spectacular views of mountains 
  • Scenic drive to Paro

The next day you will have a sightseeing tour in Thimphu. You will visit Kunsel Phodrang. From Kunsel Phodrang you will enjoy the spectacular view of Thimphu. You will visit Memorial Chorten later that day. You will witness the devotion of people to the monument of peace. You will have a majestic spell at Thimphu. 

You can have spectacular views of beautiful mountains. Later, you will get the opportunity to explore Punakha Dzong. After the exploration of Punakha Dzong. You will leave for  Chhimi Lhakhang. The day ends with full of fun outings and exploration. You will make your way back to Paro today via Wangdue Phodrang. You continue towards Paro to stay overnight. After about 1 hour of drive, you arrive at the hotel in Paro. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel (B.B)
Drive Duration: 1.5 hrs approx. 

 

DAY 14: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery 
  • Climb some steep and some gentle slopes to get to the top
  • Explore the hanging monastery perched in the sheer cliff

You will head towards Tiger’s Nest Monastery the next day. You will first walk a wide and dirt trail that continues uphill the entire way. The trek to the cafeteria takes around one and two hours. You will enjoy the views of the valley. As your hike continues, the scenery just keeps getting better. 

The trail continues to short walk down a stone staircase. You will cross a bridge covered in prayer flags. Afterward, you will climb a strenuous path up to the monastery. You will explore the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. The Tour guide will lead the expedition. You will take brilliant shots at the temple. You will remember these moments forever.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel (B.B)
Trek Duration: 2-3 hours 

 

DAY 15: Flight from Paro to Kathmandu 
  • Shopping souvenirs in Bhutan
  • A scenic mountain flight from Paro to Kathmandu
  • Explore the streets of Kathmandu in the evening

You will spend your last day in Bhutan shopping. You will stroll past the streets where you can shop for your friends and families. After packing up, you will board your flight to Kathmandu, the representative will drive you to Paro Airport and you'll be getting to experience another Himalayan flight back to Kathmandu.

After one and a half-hour worth of scenic mountain flight, you will reach Kathmandu. The personnel from the agency will pick you at the airport and later you can check in to your hotel. You will have enough time to explore Kathmandu city.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel (B.B)
Flight Duration: 1.5 hrs approx. 

 

DAY 16: Farewell
  • Transferring you to Tribhuvan International Airport and bidding you farewell 

It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal. The representative will be at the hotel to pick you up. You will have one last drive along with the Kathmandu traffic. Later, the representative will see you off at the airport. You will bid farewell to the representative. They will wish you a safe flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • All airport transfers     
  • Breakfast during Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan Tour
  • Accommodation Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan Tour
  • Well experienced tour guide throughout the tour
  • All the monuments entrance fees for the tour
  • Chitwan National park entrance permit
  • All the necessary transportation for the trip
  • Salary, food, and accommodation for Sublime crews
  • Flight fare Kathmandu - Bhutan and return.
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu to Lhasa and return to Kathmandu 
  • Visa fee of Tibet and Bhutan
  • All the land transport throughout the tour.
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, cold drinks, bottled water, etc.)
  • All alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks 
  • All the chocolate, dessert, and sweet items
  • Your Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the crew of Sublime Trails
  • Cost of trip cancellation, accident or health emergency
  • Loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. (We strongly advise you to get personal travel insurance.)

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20 Oct, 2019 - 04 Nov, 2019 Guaranteed $3500 USD
27 Oct, 2019 - 11 Nov, 2019 Guaranteed $3500 USD

Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour - 16 Days Reviews

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When Ram asked me what was the reason I wanted to travel, I told him that I wanted to know about different people, their culture, their food, tradition, languages and more. He asked a lot of questions regarding the time I had, budget, if I had any illnesses. He really wanted to plan the best trip for us. I was very indecisive, traveling in Nepal alone could astonish me enough but I became greedy and chose a trip to all three countries, Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. During and after the trip, I was so much happy by the variety and richness of art, architecture, culture and religion people had in these countries. I can't describe all that in a single paragraph. All I can say is, once in your lifetime, you have to make this trip. And, I cannot suggest anyone else but Sublime Trails to be your trip planner. 

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