Cross Country Tour (Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan)

16 Days
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Cross Country Combo Tour (Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan) allows you explore culture, history and landscapes as well as craftsmanship of Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. Your 16 Days customized or personalized trip starts from Mainland China either from Beijing or Chengdu, where you will be touring the most popular landmarks of each country. This 16 days trip is also called ‘Cross Country Tour’ across Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. On this Cross Country Tour (Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan), you will explore ancient Durbar (Palace) Squares, Stupas and Temples in Kathmandu, Nepal. Next, you will visit impressive Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Sera and Drepung Monastery and finally, you will fly to Bhutan to experience the stunning Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s nest) and several fortresses, Temples and Dzongs. In addition, you will be thrilled by an exciting flight with panoramic views of the Himalayas! If you wish to have short Cross Country tour across Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan, check out this Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan Cultural Tour (Cross Country) -10 Days.

Himalayan Combo Trip Highlights

  • Ancient Durbar (Palace) Squares and Temples in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Visit impressive Potala Palace and Monasteries in Lhasa, Tibet
  • Hike to Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s nest) and visit several Dzongs and Temples in Bhutan
  • Experience exciting flight with panoramic views of the Himalayas

HimalayanWindows puts every effort in making your Cross Country Combo Tour (Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan) smooth and pleasant by keeping all the possible attractions.

Price/Person:

On Request

Trip Facts

  • Trip Start from: Lhasa, Tibet
  • Trip Ends in: Paro, Bhutan
  • Max. Elevation: 3650m

Trip Itineraries

  • Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa (3,650m); Either from Beijing, Chengdu or Shanghai

    Pick you up from Lhasa airport or Train station – Full rest for acclimatization – O/N at Hotel.

  • Day 2 & 3: Two full days sightseeing in Lhasa; visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor

    Two Full Days Sightseeing Tour In Lhasa Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery – O/N at Hotel

  • Day 4: Day Excursion to Ganden Monastery

    Drive to the Ganden Monastery that is about 50 Km away from Lhasa; Explore around and back to Lhasa. O/N at hotel

  • Day 5: Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu-

    Early in the morning, drive to Gongar airport and fly to another Himalayan Kingdom., Nepal. You will be welcomed by our representative and drive to the hotel. O/N at hotel

  • Day 6: A Full Day Kathmandu Sightseeing; Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath and Pashupati Temple

    A full Day sightseeing tour will combine various monument culture and Heritage site within the valley- Boudhanath Buddhist stupa, Pashupatinath Hindu Temple, Patan durbar square, Swoyambunath Budhist and Hindu Shrine. KTM Durbar Square, Hanuman dhoka museum and Kumari (virgin) living goddess temple. Overnight at hotel

  • Day 7: Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park

    Take 160km scenic drive to Chitwan by Car / Coach Depend on the group size and lunch in safari Lodge. After lunch activities- village / birds watching tour, evening tharu culture programs. Overnight at hotel

  • Day 8: Excursion Day at Chitwan National Park

    Full DayJungle wildlife activities; – Elephant ride, Jungle walk, canoeing, Bird watch etc and overnight safari lodge. Overnight at hotel

  • Day 9: Chitwan to Pokhara

    Take a scenic drive from Chitwan to Pokhara following the picturesque view of rivers and beautiful landscapes. Overnight in Pokhara

  • Day 10: Pokhara Sightseeing; Drive for the sunrise view from Sarangkot

    Early morning visit Sarangkot Sunrise tour and back to hotel and afternoon excursion around valley and overnight hotel. The sightseeing trip includes visits to all these exotic places. Phewa Lake is the center of all attraction it is the largest and most enchanting of three lakes. Here, one can sail or row a hired boat across visit the island temple in the middle of the lake. The eastern shore, popularly known as Lakeside or Baidam, is the favorite haunt of all travelers’ restaurants, handicraft shops and other tourist facilities are located. Overnight at hotel

  • Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu

    Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes approximately 25 minutes. Over Night Hotel In Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

  • Day 12: Kathamndu – Paro – Thimpu by flight 

    Flying to Paro is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills, each flight is a mesmerizing feat and offers exciting descent into the Kingdom. On arrival at the airport received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan and Overnight at the hotel in Thimpu

  • Day 13: Thimphu to Punakha (75 Km, 3 Hours)

    After breakfast proceed on to visit Thimphu valley.
    Visit Trashichhoedzong (Thimpu Dzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the Government’s office and King’s Throne room It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. Then visit National Library which has vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. After that drive to Arts & Crafts School, famous for traditional thangkha paintings. Here you will see, students at work producing intricate design on cloth. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museums, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. After lunch visit Handicrafts Emporium which displays wide assortment of beautifully hand-woven and crafted products. Then drive to Memorial Chorten, the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside this monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Late afternoon drive to Punakha across Dochula passes (3,080m). Overnight at the hotel in Punakha

  • Day 14: Punakha to Wangduephodrang to Paro (150 Km, 5 Hours)

    After breakfast visit Punakha Dzong, Built tactically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has now been fully restored. Then drive to Wangdiphodrang visiting Dzong and local market. The district of Wangdiphodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings. After lunch drive to Paro with a short stop at Dochula pass. En route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, it now houses the School for Buddhist studies.

    Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

  • Day 15: Paro sightseeing and Tiger’s nest visit:

    After breakfast take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called “Tiger’s Nest”. The excursion to monastery takes about 5 hours for round trip. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom. Originally built as Watch Tower since 1967 it is acting as the National Museum of the country and holding fascinating collection of art, artifacts, thangkha paintings and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history. Overnight at the hotel in Paro

  • Day 16: Paro – Depart

    After breakfast drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.

includes

  • Private transportation.
  • All necessary travel permits
  • English speaking local guide.
  • Accommodation on single/twin room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis in Bhutan and B/B Plan

excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Nepal and Tibet
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.

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