• Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour

Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour

Overview

Trip Facts

  •    Country: Nepal, Tibet, and, Bhutan.
  •    Trip grade: easy
  •    Destination: Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan
  •    Activities: City tour
  •    Accommodation: Hotels
  •    Meals: Breakfast
  •    Group size: 2 to 20 pax
  •    Best Season: Sept to Nov, Mar to may.

Trip Higlights

Ancient Palace, Buddhist Monastery, and Hindu Temples in Kathmandu.

flight over the Everest Himalayan ranges from Kathmandu to Bhutan.

Heartland of Tibetan Lhasa and Dalai Lama Potala Palace in Tibet.

Heart-touching valley Paro, Thimpu, and Punakha in Bhutan.

Trip Information

Nepal Tibet and Bhutan tour journey covers the main centers of concentration of Tibetan Buddhism in the Himalayas: Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. We can compare them to the three jewels of Buddhism on earth.

The territory of modern Nepal for a long time was part of the states ruled by Indian rulers, therefore the early period of the history of Buddhism in Nepal is associated with the history of the emergence of Buddhism as a world religion. Buddha Shakyamuni was born and raised on this land. Through Nepal, Buddhism penetrated Tibet, China, and the countries of Southeast Asia. We can say that Buddhism has developed in Nepal almost since the time of the Buddha himself.

The King of Tibet, Songtsen Gampo, declared Buddhism the official religion of his state and built the central Jokhang monastery in Lhasa. According to traditional sources, in order to cleanse the Himalayas from demonic spells and establish peace, the king installed 108 monasteries in all the Himalayas in one day. Taksang Lakhang in Paro, one of the largest monasteries in Bhutan, has survived to this day and is an important pilgrimage site.

 Thus, we will walk the path of the birth of Buddhism, its development and spread.

A south Asian landlocked country Nepal's capital city is Kathmandu. Kathmandu is an arc and architecture heritage site of the ancient period to 17th-century monasteries and temples with wood metal and mud architecture. in this charming city, you can explore 3 major sister city Kathmandu Patan and Bhaktapur.

Lhasa- the capital city of Tibet called the forbidden city. Every month thousands of tourists can explore ancient monasteries the gold roofed Potala Palace and the name of lamas. 

Another attraction of this tour is a very clean Himalayan country Bhutan as well. Village roads of Bhutan, an Example of an uncertain world. In this tour, you can explore the Shangri-La setting of Paro valley, Punakha a middle city of Bhutan, and the best monastery with the river, and explore the capital city Thimpu as well. 

Depending upon the season many festivals and ceremonies occur. so your traveling period we will provide the information about the festival or ceremony will happen. We follow the Lunar calendar. So you Plan your Tibet Nepal and |Bhutan Tour 60 to 90 days prior to your departure time. 

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day in  Kathmandu.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu visa processing upon arrival. Then a meeting with a representative of the host company and transfer to the hotel. Hotel accommodation. Free time. Dinner and show at a Nepalese traditional restaurant at an additional cost.
Overnight at the hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing tour.
Early in the morning flight over the Himalayas is possible (Mountain flight in Aeroplane or Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour).
Breakfast in the hotel. After a sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley: Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudanath, Pashupatinath, Thamel. The four seeing eyes of the Swayambhunath Stupa watch the valley from a 77 m high summit on the western side.

This most glorious stupa in the world is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal, and its creation is associated with the history of the Kathmandu Valley. The area around Swayambhunath is built up with small monasteries, as well as Hindu temples. The National Museum and the Natural History Museum are located at the foot of the hill.


Kathmandu Square Durbar is a complex of palaces, courtyards, and temples built between the 12th and 18th centuries and was the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing detail here is a 17th century stone inscription inscribed on the wall of the palace with works in 15 languages.


The Kumari Temple is the seat of the Living Goddess. Kumari, known as the Goddess of the Mother of God, has some nuances: she must be chosen from among girls without signs or injuries to the body and will be replaced by another Kumari after puberty.


Kastamandat - believed to have been built from a single tree in the 16th century, located near the Kumari Temple. Name Kathmandu was named after this temple.
Boudanath is one of the largest stupas in South Asia and has become the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal.

A white embankment looms thirty-six meters overhead. The stupa is located on an ancient trade route to Tibet, and Tibetan merchants rested and prayed here for many centuries. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many chose to live around Boudanath.

This "Little Tibet" is still the best place in the Valley to observe the Tibetan way of life. The monks wear saffron porridges. Tibetans walk with prayer wheels in their hands, and prostration rituals are presented to Buddha, when worshipers go around the stupa on their hands and knees, bowing to their God.


Pashupatinath is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage site in Nepal. There are images of the linga of Shiva, as well as statues, shrines, and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. A temple dedicated to Shiva existed on this site in 87 AD.

However, the present temple was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1697. The gilded roof, silver doors, and the highest quality wood carvings adorn the construction of the pagoda. The Geshwari Temple, rebuilt in 1653 AD, represents the "power" of a woman. It is dedicated to Satidevi, the first wife of Shiva, who gave up her life in the fire of her father's fire ritual.


Thamel a tourist center there is a great variety of cafes and shops, as well as souvenir shops and outdoor terraces overlooking the city and Return to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu sightseeing
Breakfast in the hotel. After excursion: Patan Durbar Square, Bungamati, Hokana.
Patan Durbar Square is a charming melange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards, and graceful pagodas. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former Royal Palace Complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life.

A remarkable monument here is the 17th-century temple dedicated to the god Krishna, built entirely of stone. Tibetan Refugee Camp: This camp was established in 1960 at the initiative of the International Red Cross and the Swiss Development Corporation in a corporation with the NMH of Nepal. Its main goal is to help Tibetan refugees.


Bungamati is a small town located 10 km south of Kathmandu. There are hundreds of woodcarvers and sculptors working in the village. The ancient settlement dates back to the 7th century and used to be an autonomous province in the Kathmandu Valley.

Despite the rapid changes in urban lifestyles and globalized lifestyles, Bungamati locals have remained untouched by modern waves and living the life they know best - just in the countryside over the past few centuries.


Hokana is a tiny Newari village with a reputation for two things - mustard oil and local temples. The Novarians living here seek a simple life outside the country. The village is famous for its unusual mustard oil harvesting process, in which a heavy wooden beam is used to grind mustard seeds to extract the oil. This oil can be eaten if desired, but it can also be used for therapeutic massage.
Return to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Kathmandu sightseeing.
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for excursion: Changu Narayan Temple, Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
The beautiful and historic Changu Narayan Temple sits on a hilltop in the eastern part of the Kathmandu Valley, about 6 kilometers north of Bhaktapur and 22 kilometers from Kathmandu. This shrine is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (protector) and is especially worshiped by the Hindus.

This temple is considered the oldest temple in Nepal. Later we continue the hike for about 2 hours until we reach the road to Telkot. From here continue your journey to Bhaktapur.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a conglomeration of pagodas and shikhara-style palaces clustered around a fifty-five windowed palace of brick and wood.

The area is one of the valley's most charming architectural exhibits as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. Golden images of kings sat on top of stone monoliths, guardian deities watching from their sanctuaries, wood carvings in every spot - pillars, lintels, gates, and windows - all seem to form a well-organized symphony.

The main objects of interest in Durbar Square are the Lion Gate, the Golden Gate, the Fifty-five Window Palace, the Art Gallery, and the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.
Day 5: Kathmandu
Breakfast in the hotel. After excursion: Dakshinkali Temple, Kirtipur, Chobhar.
Dakshinkali Temple has located 22 km from the Kathmandu Valley and 1 km from Pharping Village. It is one of the most famous and popular Hindu temples dedicated to the Goddess Kali, "Black". Frowning and emaciated, with a protruding tongue and red eyes, adorned with a necklace of skulls, Kali is another form of the great goddess Durga. Kali is considered to be extremely powerful and perfect.


Saturdays in Dakshinkali are like a fun temple fair with crowds of worshipers dressed in their best clothes, tea stalls doing good business, and people dragging goats and chickens for sacrifice to the Goddess. Dakshinkali Temple is of great importance among those in need of her blessing, as well as among the blessed. There is a strong belief in the goddess's ability to grant wishes.


Kirtipur is a small town located eight kilometers southwest of Kathmandu at the top of a ridge. Tribhuvan University is located at the foot of the hill. In this historic city you can see ancient shrines, temples, old-style houses and the way of the villagers dressed in traditional costumes.


Chobhar is famous for its gorge, which, according to legend, was cut by the god Manjushri to wipe water from the Kathmandu Valley, which was a lake at the time. At the top of the hill there is a small pagoda dedicated to Adinat. This place offers a magnificent view of the snow-capped mountain peaks. Chobhar is located eight kilometers southwest of Kathmandu.
Return to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel. 
Day 6: Kathmandu - Paro (flight) - Thimphu (65 km, 1.5 hours on the way)
After breakfast at the hotel, departure with luggage to the airport. Flight to Bhutan. Upon arrival in Paro, meet with a representative of the host company and transfer to Thimhu. Hotel accommodation.
Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan, home to the royal family, government offices and various foreign missions.
Acquaintance with Thimphu, which is the largest city in Bhutan and the only capital in the world without traffic lights.
Tashichho Dzong is a medieval fortress, founded in 1216 as a Buddhist monastery, here since 1952 most of the government offices and the King's throne room have been located. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7:Thimphu - Punakha (105 km, 3 hours on the way)
After breakfast, a departure from the hotel with luggage to the town of Punakha.
A short sightseeing tour with a visit to the Iron Bridge, Simtoha Dzong of the 4th century, the TV tower, and the huge Buddha stupa.


National Memorial Chorten, built-in 1974 as a Tibetan classical stupa with a pyramidal column topped with a crescent moon and sun, in memory of the third king Jigma Dorji Wangchuk, who is considered the father of modern Bhutan. Images and statues of Buddha Samantabhadra and other tantric deities inside the temple provide an opportunity for a deeper understanding of the philosophy of Buddhism.


The path lies along a scenic road through the Dochu-La Pass (3,080 m), from where one of the most impressive views in Bhutan opens up. 108 chortens are installed on this pass to commemorate the country's liberation from the Assam resistance. It is planned to stop here to admire the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and take pictures, thereby taking a little rest from the road.
Upon arrival in Punakha, visit one of the most impressive Punakha Dzong and then Chimi Lhakhang - Temple of Divine Madness.
Punakha (sometimes Wangdu) are two separate areas, but they are located in the same valley (20 km - 1.5 hours drive).

Accommodation can be in one of these two cities, but sightseeing usually involves visiting both places. Punakha and Wangdu are located at a lower altitude (about 1250 m above sea level) and have pleasant winters. It is home to cacti, oranges, bananas and subtropical plants.

Farmers can grow more than one crop per year. Punakha was once the winter capital of Bhutan, which is still inhabited by central monks who reside here in Punakha Dzong during the winter months and return to Thimphu, which is their summer capital. In Wangdu there is a small town on the ridge and the big Wangdu Fodrang Dzong.


Chimi Lhakhang was built by Lama Drukpa Kunli in 1499. He conquered the demons of Dochu-La with his "magic blow of wisdom". In Lhakhang, a wooden image of the Lama's lightning strikes has been preserved, and childless women go to the temple to receive a blessing from the saint. It's a 20-minute walk through rice fields from the Sopsokha road to the temple. The trail leads through rice paddies to the tiny village of Pana. There are very few monks in the temple who are surrounded by rows of prayer wheels and some very beautiful carvings.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Punakha - Paro (140 km, 4 hours on the way)
After breakfast, departure to Paro through the Dochu-La pass (3080m), from where a breathtaking view of the seven-thousand of Bhutan opens.
On the way we will see Punakha Dzong or "Palace of Great Happiness", which is located at the confluence of two rivers, and was built in 1637 by Shubrung Navang Namgyal. Following ancient traditions, it serves as the winter residence of the chief abbot (Je-Khenpo) and the monks of the Central Monastery, who returns to Thimphu in the summer.

The building was damaged and rebuilt several times due to floods, fires, and earthquakes. It is one of the exemplary masterpieces of Bhutan architecture.
Paro is the gateway to Bhutan. The only international airport in the country is located 7 km from Paro.

The city is located in the center of the fertile valley of the same name, which is famous for its delightful landscapes. According to legend, an ancient Tibetan saint came to the Paro Valley with a handful of food (pa) made from wheat flour (dro). Since then, this fertile valley has been called Padro or Paro.

Today, the Paro Valley is considered one of the most populated areas of Bhutan. The valley is famous for its Buddhist monasteries, traditional villages, and picturesque residential buildings decorated with beautiful carvings.
If time permits, you can visit Paro Dzong and the National Museum.
 Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong), which is a fortress combined with a Buddhist monastery of the Drukpa Kagyu school. The Paro District Administration is also located here. Dzong, planned as a monastery and residence for the administration, was founded in 1644 by Shabdrung on the site of a five-story 15th-century fortress and includes 14 temples and altars.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Paro
Early in the morning departure to Paro. Upon arrival, walk to Taksang Lakhang Monastery, known as the Tigress's Nest. The monastery is located on a steep cliff at an altitude of 900 m, from where an amazing view of the valley opens.

The history and name of the monastery are associated with Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava), who spread Buddhism in Bhutan and is revered by the Bhutanese as a deity guarding the country. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava flew to this valley from Tibet on the back of his wife, who took the form of a tigress.

The monastery was erected in 1692 next to thirteen caves in which, according to legend, the guru meditated. The monastery enchants with its beauty: roofs covered with pure gold over the sanctuaries, stairs carved into the rock connecting the buildings of the complex, and bamboo bridges thrown over the abyss, harmoniously fit into the natural landscape of granite caves.

The highlight of the monastery is the "Hall of a Thousand Buddhas", where the sculpture of the famous tigress is located. Sacred Buddhist manuscripts are kept in one of the halls, and images of bodhisattvas are kept in dark caves under flickering oil lamps.

This temple is so revered that every Bhutanese seeks to visit it at least once in his life. The entire walk to the monastery and back will take about 5 hours. If you have any difficulties in climbing to the monastery, you can take a pony and move around on it. that every Bhutanese seeks to visit it at least once in their life.

The entire walk to the monastery and back will take about 5 hours. If you have any difficulties in climbing to the monastery, you can take a pony and move around on it. that every Bhutanese seeks to visit it at least once in their life. The entire walk to the monastery and back will take about 5 hours. If you have any difficulties in climbing to the monastery, you can take a pony and move around on it.


After lunch, a sightseeing tour with a visit to one of the oldest and most sacred sanctuaries of Bhutan, the Kichu Lhakhang monastery. Built in the 12th century by the order of Emperor Songsten Gampo, it is one of the oldest monasteries in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and the oldest monastery in Bhutan.

It also belongs to one of those 108 monasteries that bind to the earth and deprive the demoness who is underground in Tibet and the Himalayas, which prevented the monks from spreading Buddhism. Kichu Lhakhang holds the demoness's sole. It is also believed that the two orange trees at the temple bear fruit throughout the year.


Duntse Lhakhang was built by the great bridge-builder Tangtong Gielpo in 1433. It is said to have been built on the head of a demoness who caused disease among the inhabitants. The building was renovated in 1841 and is a unique repository of the Kagyu lineage arts. Additional permission may be required to enter the building, but it is possible to walk through this three-story Chorten-type building.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10:Paro - Kathmandu (flight)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to Kathmandu. Meeting with a representative of the host company and transfer to the hotel. Free time.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11:Kathmandu - Lhasa
After breakfast, departure with luggage to the airport and flight to Lhasa. Meeting with a representative of the host company and transfer to the hotel. Rest, acclimatization (3600 m. Above sea level).
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12:Lhasa
After breakfast at the hotel, departure for an excursion. Visit Sera and Drepung Monasteries.
Drepung Monastery, founded in 1416 - once there was the largest Tibetan monastery in the world, and not only Tibetan but in general the largest in the world. Once upon a time thousands of Tibetan monks lived here, now there are several hundred. It is even higher than Lhasa, and on the way to it, you literally drive into the clouds.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13: Lhasa
After breakfast at the hotel, departure for an excursion. Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Market. Visit the Potala Palace, which is an administrative, religious and political complex built on Red Mountain in the center of the Lhasa Valley, at an altitude of 3700 meters above sea level.

The complex includes the White and Red Palaces. The Potala, the winter residence of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century AD, is a symbol of Tibetan Buddhism and its dominant role in traditional government in Tibet. The beauty and originality of architecture and decor, harmony with the landscape, give the object a special historical and religious significance.

Inspection of the Jokhang temple (7th century) - the center of Tibetan Buddhism and one of the most revered places in Tibet, where hundreds of pilgrims flock every day. Next to Jokhang is the colorful, bustling Barkhor Market, the largest Tibetan market. 
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14:Lhasa - Kathmandu After breakfast, departure with luggage to the airport and flight to Kathmandu. Check-in and flight home. 
Day 15: shopping and Departure your trip. 

 

Cost Details

What is included?

Tour price includes
Nepal
- accommodation: 5 nights in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel with breakfast.
- all transfers by air-conditioned passenger private car.
- entry tickets for sightseeing points.
- local English-speaking guide for city tours;
- English speaking assistant for arrival/departure. 
Bhutan
- Accommodation: 2 nights in Thimphu, 1 night in Punakha, and 2 nights in Paro in a 3-star hotel with a full board.
 - all transfers by car without air conditioning.
 - entry tickets; - local English speaking guide for city tours.
- English speaking assistant for arrival/departure. 
Tibet 
- accommodation: 3 nights in a 3-star hotel with breakfast. 
- all transfers by car without air conditioning.
- entry tickets.
- English-speaking guide for city tours.
- English speaking assistant for arrival/departure.

What is not included?

Tour price does not include:
- international flights.
- flight Kathmandu - Paro - Kathmandu - from $ 525 per person (economy class).
- flight Kathmandu - Lhasa - Kathmandu - from $ 895 per person (economy class).
- multi-visa to Nepal - $ 40 (registration upon arrival).
- Permit to Tibet - $ 120 per person (made out and payment in advance).
- Permit to Bhutan - $ 45 per person (issued and paid in advance).
- meals outside the program, drinks.
- medical insurance. 
- Subtleties of registration of a permit to Tibet:
A visa is issued to Kathmandu for 4 working days on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, excluding weekends and holidays. The passport is at the Embassy in Kathmandu for 3 working days.
Required: 2 photos 3.5 * 4.5; prepaid permit and completed application form.

Permit to Bhutan:: a good color scan of the passport 1 page

Useful info

Three Jewels of Buddhism: 

The first jewel - Buddha - is a completely enlightened, omniscient being who reached spiritual heights in a natural way.

The second jewel is Dharma - the Law revealed to the Enlightened One. This Law is the semantic core of the universe, in accordance with it all processes take place outside and inside human destinies, with its help, one can understand the laws of life and society, the interconnection and interdependence of everything. Buddha grasped this law and communicated it to his disciples in the form of the Word.

The third jewel - the Sangha - is a community of those who turn to Refuge, because it is the appeal to Refuge that allows us to reach various stages of the Path and "approach" to Enlightenment, and it is the appeal to Refuge that ultimately creates the basis of our relationship with the Buddha, and therefore, the basis of relationships with other members of the Sangha. These three words entered and are included in the formula of the “three refuges”, - a vow pronounced during initiation into Buddhist monks and nuns: “I trust in the Enlightened One as a refuge, I trust in the Law as a refuge, I trust in the community as a refuge. Oh, Blessed One, take us under your protection from now on until death. "

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