Himalayan Country Tour

Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan tour in one single package which combines an excellent mix of different.

There are panoramic mountain vistas at every turn on this 18-day Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan country tour which combines an excellent mix of short trek and city sightseeing with some scenic drives and short flights to show you the very best of these Himalayan beauties in just 18 days.

18 days Himalayan tour incorporates the very best of the region's Himalayan landscapes and cultural diversity with the snow-capped peaks of Tibet and Nepal just as enticing as remote mountain monasteries and the fascinating local customs that you'll find in Bhutan and Tibet.

The unique art, architecture and cultural that's featured throughout this Himalayan tour is often just as significant to local people as religion and royalty with visits to decorative palaces and places of worship adding to the intoxicating whirlwind of sightseeing in Kathmandu, Lhasa and Pokhara.

From the rituals of Mahayana Buddhism to the lesser-known cultural traditions of Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal, Himalayan tour give you the chance to understand what it means to live within the shadow of the greatest mountains on earth with internal flights enabling an efficient itinerary that's very hard to beat.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival (1300m)
Meet us at the airport, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu
Visit Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara (approx. 5/6hrs drive)
After breakfast, Drive to Pokhara. Afternoon, boating at Fewa Lake. Visit Barahi Temple. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Pokhara
Early morning Sunrise view over the Himalayas from Sarangkot. Half day Pokahra city tour. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05: Pokhara - Kathmandu (approx. 5/6hrs drive)
After breakfast, Scenic drive back to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel. Afternoon, visit Patan Durbar Square. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06: Kathmandu - Lhasa. (3650m) 1hrs 30m flight and approx. 1 hour drive
Drive to Kathmandu airport, fly to Lhasa (3650m). Transfer to Hotel. Rest. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Lhasa Tour
Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Lhasa Tour
Visit Drepung monastery and Sera monastery. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Lhasa (3650m) - Shigatse (3900m) (approx. 5hrs drive)
Drive to Shigatse via Yamdrok Lake, on the way visit  Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. In Shigatse visitTashilunpo Monastery. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Shigatse (3900m) - Everest Base Camp (5200) (approx. 5 hrs drive)
Drive to Rongbuk Monastery via high passes. Overnight at Tent or Monastery.

Day 11: Everest Base Camp (5200m) and return to Shigatse (3900m)
In the morning, Explore Everest and you can see the sunrise appearing on the top of Mt Everest. And back to Shigatse. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Shigatse (3900m) - Lhasa (3650m)
After breakfast, Drive back to Lhasa, The whole distance is almost 280km and it takes 6 hours along the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Bhamaputra River. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 13: Lhasa - Kathmandu. 1hrs 30m flight
After breakfast, drive to airport, fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyabhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple). Overnight at Hotel.

Day 14: Kathmandu - Paro - Thimpu (2300m) 1hrs 5m flight and approx. 2 hrs. Drive
Drive to Kathmandu Airport, fly to Paro. Afternoon, If time permit you can visit Kyichu Lhakhang & Paro Dzong in Paro and continue drive to Thimphu.

Day 15: Thimpu sightseeing / Late afternoon transfer to Punakha (1250m.) 3-4 hrs. drive
There are a good many things to see in the capital which has a very relaxed, laid-back feel about it. Full day Thimphu sightseeing tour, and drive to Punakha.

Day 16: Excursion Punakha, Drive to Paro (2200m.). 6-7 hrs. drive
After breakfast visit Punakha Dzhong, After visit Punakha drive to Paro. Afternoon, visit Bhutan's national museum, Drukgyel Dzong and Rinpung Dzong.

Day 17: Paro - hike to Taksang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery)
After breakfast hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery. After lunch you can visit other important site which you could not complete previous days.

Day 18: Paro Departure.
After Breakfast, transfer to airport and fly onward destination (From Paro to Kathmandu or Bangkok or Delhi (India) etc.

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival
Warm welcome in Kathmandu Airport, transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu
After breakfast, Visit Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most important Hindu temples in Nepal. We keep going for walk to see the huge of stupa of Buddha, also known as Bodhanath, the largest stupa in Nepal. Afterward taking a ride to Bhaktapur, a fascinating town, visit Bhaktapur's Dubar Square featuring the Victorian illustrations style with temples and temples complex. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu Pokhara (approx. 5/6hrs drive)
After breakfast, Drive to Pokhara. Afternoon. Boating at Fewa Lake and visit Barahi Temple. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Pokhara
Early morning drive to Sarangkot, Sunrise view over the Himalayas. Back to Hotel. After breakfast. Visit David’s fall, Mahadev Cave, Seti River George etc. Afternoon. Walk around lakeside tourist market. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05: Pokhara - Kathmandu (approx. 5/6hrs drive)
After breakfast, Scenic drive back to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel. Afternoon. If time permit. Visit Patan Durbar Square, the second largest town in the valley, Krishna Mandir, Golden Temple etc. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06: Kathmandu – Lhasa. 1hrs 30m flight and approx. 1 hour drive 
After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu airport, fly to Lhasa (3650m). Transfer to Hotel. Rest. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Lhasa Tour
After breakfast, visit Potala palace, the seat of both religion and politics in Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo and later renovated by the 5th Dalailama in the 17th century.  Afternoon visit Jokhang Temple and Barkhor market, this is the holiest shrine in Tibet and houses of golden statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought to Tibet by the Chinese princess Wenchen. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 08: Lhasa Tour
After breakfast, visit Drepung monastery, which is the largest Monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Lhasa, which was built in 1416 by Jamyang chojie a disciple of Tsongkhapa. Afternoon visit Sera monastery located in north of Lhasa city, It was built in 1419 by Jamchen Choeji, a disciple of Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa sect. Sera monastery is one of the three major monasteries of yellow sect in Tibet. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09: Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse (3900m) (approx. 5hrs drive)
After breakfast, Drive to Shigatse via Yamdrok Lake, on the way visit Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. In Shigatse visit Tashilunpo Monastery. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10: Shigatse (3900m) to Everest Base Camp (5200) (approx. 5 hrs drive)
After breakfast, After few  hours you will arrive at Rongbuk monastery but on the way, you will pass one of the highest passes in Tibet (pang la pass height 5050m) from that’s pass you will view the whole five highest peaks in the world. Overnight at Rongbuk Monastery or Tent.

Day 11: Everest Base Camp (5200m) and return to Shigatse (3900m)
After breakfast, In the morning, you can see the sunrise appearing on the top of Mt Everest. You can trek approx. 4km to Everest Base camp or you can go via local bus and back to Shigatse. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 12: Shigatse (3900m) to Lhasa (3650m)
After breakfast, Drive back to Lhasa on the friendship Highway, The whole distance is almost 280km and it takes 6 hours along the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Bhamaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet). Overnight at Hotel.

Day 13: Lhasa - Kathmandu. 1hrs 30m flight and approx. 30min drive
After breakfast, drive to airport, fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon, Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess and visit Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 14: Kathmandu - Paro flight - transfer to Thimpu (2300m). 1hrs & 5m flight and 2 hrs. drive
During the flight, on a clear day, you can see breathtaking views of the Himalaya Mountains, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake Peaks in Bhutan. On arrival you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
If time permit in the afternoon you can visit the following places:
-Kyichu Lhakhang
-Paro Dzong
In the evening you can drive to the capital town of Thimphu.

Day 15: Thimpu sightseeing - Late afternoon transfer to Punakha (1250m.). 3-4 hrs. drive
There are a good many things to see in the capital which has a very relaxed, laid-back feel about it. Thimphu is relatively small having a population of approximately 45,000 people and the streets are wide and tree lined. You will almost certainly visit the Late King's Memorial Chorten, the National Library, Drubthob Nunnery, Folk Heritage Museum, the handmade paper factory, the school of arts and crafts where young students learn the traditional arts and crafts (Zo Rig Chusum – the thirteen crafts), Gold and the Silver Smiths workshop, Zangtopelri Lhakhang, and the Handicraft Emporium and the local handicraft centers to see the weavers at work and also varieties of textiles, Thangkha paintings, masks, Jewellery etc

After sightseeing in Thimpu you will drive to Punakha, with a stop en route for tea at Dochu La (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. After lunch at Wangduephodrong continue to drive to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan.

Day 16: Excursion Punakha Dzong - Drive to Paro (1460m.), 4 hrs. drive
Early morning visit Punakha Dzong, which is noteworthy both for being one of the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan and also for having been built by the first Shabdrung in 1636.

After visit Punakha drive to Paro. 
Afternoon, visit Bhutan's national museum, a fascinating place housed in an old watchtower above the huge Paro Dzong (monastery/fortress). The museum holds a fantastic collection of Bhutanese national treasures ranging from ancient armour to textiles and thangkha paintings. Then, we drive to the head of the valley and visit Drukgyel Dzong built in a location that was chosen for its control over the route to Tibet. A spectacular view of Mount Jumolhari (23,996ft /7314m) can be seen from here. Also visit Rinpung Dzong and a typical Bhutanese farm house.

Day 17: Paro - hike to Taksang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery)
After breakfast hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery. It is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. The hike to reach the viewpoint to the monastery makes for a nice half-day excursion. After lunch you can visit other important site which you could not complete previous days.

Day 18: Paro Departure.
After Breakfast, transfer to airport and fly onward destination (From Paro to Kathmandu, Bangkok, Delhi (India) etc.

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Trip Price Status
21 Jul 2019 07 Aug 2019 US$ 2660
25 Jul 2019 11 Aug 2019 US$ 2660
27 Jul 2019 13 Aug 2019 US$ 2660
01 Aug 2019 18 Aug 2019 US$ 2660
03 Aug 2019 20 Aug 2019 US$ 2660
07 Aug 2019 24 Aug 2019 US$ 2660
11 Aug 2019 28 Aug 2019 US$ 2660
15 Aug 2019 01 Sep 2019 US$ 2660
19 Aug 2019 05 Sep 2019 US$ 2660
27 Aug 2019 13 Sep 2019 US$ 2660
29 Aug 2019 15 Sep 2019 US$ 2660
03 Sep 2019 20 Sep 2019 US$ 2660
05 Sep 2019 22 Sep 2019 US$ 2660
08 Sep 2019 25 Sep 2019 US$ 2660
10 Sep 2019 27 Sep 2019 US$ 2660
13 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2019 US$ 2660
15 Sep 2019 02 Oct 2019 US$ 2660
17 Sep 2019 04 Oct 2019 US$ 2660
19 Sep 2019 06 Oct 2019 US$ 2660
21 Sep 2019 08 Oct 2019 US$ 2660
23 Sep 2019 09 Sep 2019 US$ 2660
23 Sep 2019 10 Oct 2019 US$ 2660
25 Sep 2019 12 Oct 2019 US$ 2660
27 Sep 2019 14 Oct 2019 US$ 2660
27 Sep 2019 14 Oct 2019 US$ 2660
29 Sep 2019 16 Oct 2019 US$ 2660
02 Oct 2019 19 Oct 2019 US$ 2660
05 Oct 2019 22 Oct 2019 US$ 2660
07 Oct 2019 24 Oct 2019 US$ 2660
11 Oct 2019 28 Oct 2019 US$ 2660
14 Oct 2019 31 Oct 2019 US$ 2660
19 Oct 2019 05 Nov 2019 US$ 2660
23 Oct 2019 09 Nov 2019 US$ 2660
25 Oct 2019 11 Nov 2019 US$ 2660
29 Oct 2019 15 Nov 2019 US$ 2660
02 Nov 2019 19 Nov 2019 US$ 2660
06 Nov 2019 23 Nov 2019 US$ 2660
13 Nov 2019 30 Nov 2019 US$ 2660
17 Nov 2019 04 Dec 2019 US$ 2660
22 Nov 2019 09 Dec 2019 US$ 2660
27 Nov 2019 14 Dec 2019 US$ 2660
01 Dec 2019 18 Dec 2019 US$ 2660
08 Dec 2019 25 Dec 2019 US$ 2660
15 Dec 2019 01 Jan 2020 US$ 2660
25 Dec 2019 11 Jan 2020 US$ 2660

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup & drop off using appreciate vehicle
  • Twin share hotel accommodation at respective hotels on BB (Bed & Breakfast) Basis
  • Lunch & Dinner in Bhutan
  • Local English speaking guide (Other languages speaking guides also available on request)
  • All  sightseeing tours transfer using appreciate vehicle (depend on group size)
  • Necessary entrance fees as per itinerary

Cost Exclude

  • International flight ticket to/from Nepal
  • Nepal visa fee - (visa is upon arrival at Kathmandu airport or border)
  • Tibet and Bhutan visa fees
  • Lunch & Dinner in Nepal & Tibet
  • Beverage and expenses of personal nature
  • Any Optional Tours, extension of tours, hotel accommodation etc.
  • Tips to guide, porters, drivers etc.
  • Personal Insurance

From

$2540


Trip Code
HCT

Trip Duration
18 Days

Group Size
2-12

Accomodation
Hotel

Max Altitude
5200m.

Best Season
April - Nov.

Trip Difficulty
Easy to Moderate

Transportation
Private

Starts In
Kathmandu

Ends In
Paro

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