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
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.
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.
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.