Nepal Tibet Bhutan Cultural Tour (Luxury Trip)


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWC070
Trip Duration
12 Day(s)
Activities
Culture and Heritage
Start Point
Kathamndu
End Point
Paro/Kathmandu
Max Altitude
3650m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
Mar-May, Sep-Dec
Difficulty Level
Easy
Accomodations & Meals

  • 5N Luxury Hotels in Kathmandu
  • 3N Luxury Hotels in Lhasa
  • 3N Luxury Hotels in Bhutan
  • All Meals – BLD
  • Water bottle each day

Overview


We always give our best and committed to providing quality of services throughout the entire journey. Here we present the all-inclusive Nepal Tibet Bhutan Cultural Tour that includes luxury/deluxe hotels and all meals to make you feel comfortable throughout the journey of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. You will learn about history, religion, culture, traditions, and interact with warm welcoming local people during the Luxury Trips Nepal Tibet Bhutan. Nepal Tibet Bhutan Cultural Tour allows you to explore the culture, history, and landscapes as well as the craftsmanship of three nations and especially in the cities of Kathmandu, Lhasa, and Thimphu. This Himalayan cultural sightseeing all-inclusive trip starts from Kathmandu where you will be touring most of the popular landmarks of each country. During the Luxury Trips Nepal Tibet Bhutan, you will be exploring ancient Durbar Squares (Palaces), Buddhists Stupas, and Hindus Temples in Kathmandu including the hike to the well-trodden…

We always give our best and committed to providing quality of services throughout the entire journey. Here we present the all-inclusive Nepal Tibet Bhutan Cultural Tour that includes luxury/deluxe hotels and all meals to make you feel comfortable throughout the journey of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. You will learn about history, religion, culture, traditions, and interact with warm welcoming local people during the Luxury Trips Nepal Tibet Bhutan.

Nepal Tibet Bhutan Cultural Tour allows you to explore the culture, history, and landscapes as well as the craftsmanship of three nations and especially in the cities of Kathmandu, Lhasa, and Thimphu. This Himalayan cultural sightseeing all-inclusive trip starts from Kathmandu where you will be touring most of the popular landmarks of each country. During the Luxury Trips Nepal Tibet Bhutan, you will be exploring ancient Durbar Squares (Palaces), Buddhists Stupas, and Hindus Temples in Kathmandu including the hike to the well-trodden route of Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Nepal.

Next, you will visit the impressive Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Sera, and Drepung Monasteries in Lhasa. Finally, you will fly to Bhutan (the last Shangri-La) to visit the stunning Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s nest temple) and several other fortresses and Dzongs. In addition, you will be thrilled with an exciting flight and panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges while landing at Gongar Airport in Lhasa and Paro International airport in Bhutan.


Luxury Trips Nepal Tibet Bhutan 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)- 5 hours hike (back and forth)
  • Hike well-trodden route from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (4 – 5 hours of hiking)
  • Experience exciting flight with panoramic views of the Himalayas
  • Luxury hotels throughout the journey and best available in the mountains

 

HimalayanWindows puts every effort in making your Nepal Tibet Bhutan Cultural Tour smooth and pleasant keeping all the possible attractions to visit and providing quality of services throughout the journey. If you wish to accomplish this trip with some trekking and adventures, check out our Cultural Tour and Trekking (Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan) – 20 Days.

Add-on trip in Kathmandu that you may consider;

 

Please read:

  • The given itinerary of Luxury Trips Nepal Tibet Bhutan is fully customizable and can be tailored as per your needs. Please free to talk with our expert for any changes or amendments as you can also start this trip from China (Beijing/Chengdu) to Lhasa or Paro, Bhutan instead of arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal. If you start from Lhasa, you can travel from Mainland China taking a flight/train to Lhasa. If you start from Paro, you can fly from Bangkok, Delhi, Singapore, and etc.
  •  Kindly be flexible in dates as the itinerary sometimes needs to be amended due to flight/seat unavailability on the desired dates to/from Lhasa and Paro. Also, we need at least 3 working days to prepare the Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu. So a number of nights to stay in each country may vary. This trip can also be started from Lhasa or Paro.

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It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities.

Overnight at Luxury Hotel, Hotel Marriot in Kathmandu

After an early breakfast, you are ready to do sightseeing tour in 4 major places in Kathmandu – Swoyambhunath (Monkey temple), Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu durbar squire and drive to Nagarkot (1.5 hours’ driving)

We begin today’s sightseeing tour with a visit to Swoyambhunath a 2500-year old site where, it is believed, the Radiant Lotus of the valley-mythology, settled when the water was drained by Manjushri, the god of Wisdom. The 5 Dhyani Buddha’s attended by their consorts are enshrined at the base of the stupa. (Non-Hindus are not allowed inside Swayambhunath temple) then continues to tour into Boudhanath it is the world’s largest Buddhist stupa and of Tibetan Buddhist Culture in Nepal. Antique shops where you can buy things of your interest relating to Buddhist surrounded the monastery. After Boudhanath, your next spot is The Pashupatinath temple stands along the side of Bagmati River. It is the holiest Temple for Hindus. Many people from different parts of the world visit this temple every year and during the Shiva Ratri, hundreds of thousands of devotees and Sadhus come to attend. The last site of this day is Kathmandu Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient Royal residential quarter, Mahadev Parvati Temple, Temple house of Kumari (Living Goddess) around this Durbar Square.

Later in the afternoon, we take about 35 KM drive to Nagarkot Hill Station. Enjoy the sunset view and stay overnight at the warm hotel at Chill Nagarkot.

Note: We take you to Nagarkot because it helps you to acclimatize well before you fly to Lhasa at the elevation of 3640m above the sea level.

Overnight at a luxury hotel, Hotel Mystic Mountain in Nagarkot

After having a sunrise view from Nagarkot, take breakfast and start hiking to Dhulikhel. A glut of cultural diversities, traditional practices, and lush vegetation. Nagarkot Dhulikhel hiking trail is well-trodden with amazing views including mountains. Dhulikhel is a small town of the Newar ethnic group with a long history, accordingly to the records it has been around for more than 500 years and the artistic skill and urban ethos of its Newari inhabitants have created a place of Charm.

Overnight at Dhulikhel with amazing sunset and sunrise view in the morning before we proceed to the Kathmandu valley.

Overnight at Luxury Hotel, Dwarika’s Resort in Dhulikhel

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Kathmandu valley including sightseeing of Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Squares.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a home of unique culture and the finest display of craftsmanship. It is said that Bhaktapur only places in Nepal which is remained untouched by Western Culture. Golden Gate, Lion Gate, Art Gallery, Nyatapola Temple, Statue of King Bhupindra, and fifty-five windowed Malla Palace are the pride of Bhaktapur.

After the Lunch, we take you to Patan Durbar Square to explore Patan Durbar, Krishna Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Golden Temple and etc. You feel like Patan has been exposed before you as an open museum presenting stunning carved windows, intrinsic roof struts, statues of gods and goddesses, temples designed in Pagoda Style with erotic carvings and metalwork faces, and many other beautiful facets. Additionally, you will also get to see the handicraft center in Patan.

After the sightseeing, drive to the hotel. As soon as you reach the hotel, the paper works including the Tibet Group Visa (TGV) will be ready and our manager will explain your trip to Lhasa, Tibet.

Overnight at Luxury Hotel, hotel Marriot in Kathmandu

Morning you will fly for about an hour over the panoramic Himalayan Ranges to the capital of Tibet. “Lhasa”. Lhasa at an altitude of 3,650 Mt. is situated on the north bank of Kyichu River. Lhasa in Tibetan means “Place of the Gods”, the residence of the Dalai Lama., on arrival you will be met by the local representative and transferred to your respective hotel. (60km/hr). Full rest in the afternoon to acclimatize. Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

Overnight at St. Regis hotel in Lhasa

After breakfast, proceed for full day sightseeing of Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. Potala Palace, this legendary palace built atop a single hill is synonymous with Tibet by the first foremost king Songtsen Gompa. Jokhang Temple, situated in the heart of Old Lhasa, it houses Tibet’s most precious religious relic, a golden Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo. Barkhor Market place, which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa. After Sightseeing, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight at St. Regis hotel in Lhasa

After breakfast, full-day sightseeing of Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery. Sera Monastery, 5 Kms north of Lhasa, Sera setting is one of Lhasa’s prettiest monasteries. Once a community of more than 5,000 monks resided here and was virtually extinguished by the Chinese. Some free time for shopping or your own activities.

Overnight at St. Regis hotel in Lhasa

Transfer to the airport to connect the flight to Kathmandu. We will have a free day in Kathmandu. Walk and shop around. Our representative will brief you on the Bhutan tour.

Overnight at Luxury Hotel, hotel Marriot in Kathmandu

Overnight at the hotel

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 these places:
Kyichu Lhakhang
Paro Dzong

Overnight at Le Meridian Thimphu 

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, jewelry, etc. Stay overnight.

Afternoon you can also visit Thimpu Dzong which is the administrative headquarter of Bhutan. Late afternoon drive to Paro for an overnight stay.

Overnight at Le Meriden Paro, Riverfront 

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 of the monastery makes for a nice half-day excursion. After lunch, you can visit other important sites which you could not complete in previous days.

After lunch, a tour of 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 armor to textiles and thangka 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 farmhouse.

Overnight at Le Meriden Paro, Riverfront 

After early breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport to connect flight for onward destination. You can fly from Paro to Kathmandu, Delhi, Kolkotta, Bangkok, Dhaka, Singapore and etc.

What's Included


  • Private comfortable deluxe transportation
  • All necessary travel permits and Bhutan visa fee
  • English speaking local guide
  • Luxury Accommodation on a twin room basis
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis (B.-Breakfast, L.- Lunch, D.- Dinner)
  • Flights (Kathmandu to Lhasa and return & Kathmandu to Paro and return)
  • Tibet Group Visa and Bhutan Visa Clearance

What's Excluded


  • Single Supplement (If required)
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide/driver tips &, etc.

Customer Reviews


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John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit in order to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance will be charged 7 days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS – NEPAL | TIBET | BHUTAN

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa prior to the travel to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance prior to the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days prior to the travel date in order to process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

FAQS


Do I Need A Visa To Enter to Nepal? Yes, all the foreigners, Except Indians need a Nepalese visa in order to enter Nepal. Most of the national can get On Arrival visa at the TIA airport, however, it is advised to consult with your nearby Embassy or Consulate of Nepal. What do I need to get my visa? You need to have a valid passport and some passport-sized photographs… Read More »

Where is Tibet? Tibet is situated to the South-West of China, also bordering Nepal, India, Burma, and Bhutan. The historical territory of Tibet would make the world’s tenth-largest nation. At present, Tibet is under China’s occupation and has been divided up, renamed, and incorporated into Chinese Provinces. If China refers to Tibet, It means only part of historic Tibet; what it names the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of China. How… Read More »

Where is Bhutan? Bhutan is a small, landlocked country situated in the eastern Himalayas between China and India. Its landscape ranges from Subtropical plains and forests in the south to subalpine forests and the snowy Himalayas in the North. Bhutan is a principally Buddhist country and it is recognized as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism. Do I need to use a tour operator to book my travel? Yes, it… Read More »

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