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
Diffic. 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


"Discover Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan, three Himalayan countries packed with rich culture, history, and natural beauty within two weeks. Strolling through Kathmandu's Durbar Squares and Stupas, exploring Lhasa's Potala Palace, hiking the stunning Tiger's Nest Temple 'Paro Taktsang Monastery', experiencing exciting Himalayan flights, and enjoying the traditional local meals are the perfect recipes of this Luxury Trips Nepal Tibet Bhutan." We always give our best and we are committed to providing quality/high-end services throughout the 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, and traditions, and interact with warm, welcoming local people during the Luxury Trips to Nepal Tibet Bhutan. Nepal Tibet Bhutan Cultural Tour allows you to explore the three nations' cultures, history, landscapes, and craftsmanship, especially in…

“Discover Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan, three Himalayan countries packed with rich culture, history, and natural beauty within two weeks. Strolling through Kathmandu’s Durbar Squares and Stupas, exploring Lhasa’s Potala Palace, hiking the stunning Tiger’s Nest Temple ‘Paro Taktsang Monastery’, experiencing exciting Himalayan flights, and enjoying the traditional local meals are the perfect recipes of this Luxury Trips Nepal Tibet Bhutan.”

We always give our best and we are committed to providing quality/high-end services throughout the 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, and traditions, and interact with warm, welcoming local people during the Luxury Trips to Nepal Tibet Bhutan.

Nepal Tibet Bhutan Cultural Tour allows you to explore the three nations’ cultures, history, landscapes, and craftsmanship, 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 famous landmarks of each country. During the Luxury Trips Nepal Tibet Bhutan, you will explore ancient Durbar Squares (Palaces), Buddhists Stupas, and Hindu Temples in Kathmandu, including the hike to the well-trodden route of Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Nepal.

Next, you will visit Lhasa’s impressive Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Sera, and Drepung Monasteries. 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 the impressive Potala Palace and Monasteries in Lhasa, Tibet
  • Hike to Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s nest)- 5 hours hike (back and forth)
  • Hike the well-trodden route from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (4 – 5 hours of hiking)
  • Experience an exciting flight with panoramic views of the Himalayas
  • Luxury hotels throughout the journey and best available in the mountains

 

HimalayanWindows makes every effort to make your Nepal Tibet Bhutan Cultural Tour smooth and pleasant, keeping all the possible attractions to visit and providing quality services throughout the journey. To accomplish this trip with some trekking and adventures. Upon your request, we can fully customize the itinerary and provide you with high-end hotels throughout the journey.

Add-on trip in Kathmandu that you may consider;

 

Please read:

  • The itinerary of Luxury Trips Nepal Tibet Bhutan is fully customizable and can be tailored per your needs. Please feel 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 by taking a flight/train to Lhasa. If you start from Paro, you can fly from Bangkok, Delhi, Singapore, 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 three working days to prepare the Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu. So the number of nights to stay in each country may vary.

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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.

After an early breakfast, you are ready to do a 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 Buddhas 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 which 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 Buddhism surrounded the monastery. After Boudhanath, your next spot is The Pashupatinath temple stands along the side of the 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 a 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 sea level.

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.

If you would like to skip the hike, you will drive to Dhulikhel via Panauti.

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
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included 

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

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is home to a 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 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, Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

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 the 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
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

After breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing of at 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
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

After breakfast, full-day sightseeing of Sera Monastery, and Drepung Monastery. Sera Monastery, 5 Km 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
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

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, Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

During the flight, on a clear day, you can see breathtaking views of the Himalayan 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 permits in the afternoon you can visit these places:
Kyichu Lhakhang
Paro Dzong

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, the Folk Heritage Museum, the handmade paper factory, and 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 COMO PARO
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

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 on 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 COMO PARO
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

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

  • Breakfast Included

Have questions? Make us an enquiry, our experts will help you customize and plan your perfect trip. Let’s get started!

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
  • Bhutan Sustainable Development Fee (SDF): US$ 200 per night/person: Effective from 20 June 2022
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis (B.-Breakfast, L.- Lunch, D.- Dinner): Breakfast and Dinner at the hotel, Lunch en-route.
  • Flights (Kathmandu to Lhasa and return & Kathmandu to Paro and return)
  • Tibet Group Visa and Bhutan Visa Clearance

What's Excluded


  • Single Supplement
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Additional costs due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, 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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PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: A deposit of 30% of the total tour cost is required to book the tour with Himalayan Windows (HW). The remaining balance is to be paid three days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made via Wire Transfer or Credit Card. All credit card payments are securely processed and a bank fee applies.

Cancellation: For cancellations more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, there will be no cancellation fee. If the cancellation happens within 29-4 days prior to the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount will be applied. Cancellations occurring within 3 days or less of the start date or in the case of a no-show, 100% of the total invoice amount will be charged. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is typically provided in twin rooms in cities, though a single supplement can be requested for an additional fee. During peak season, it can be difficult to find single or twin rooms in the mountains, so our lodges usually offer dormitory-style accommodation. Our priority is always to provide clean and safe rooms for our guests.

Meals: Our packages in Bhutan include full board meals, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. For treks, all meals are provided, but you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Nepal Visa: If you are planning a trip to Nepal, you must have a valid passport and Nepal Visa. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa before your arrival. To be eligible, your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from your Tour Start Date. If you are planning on traveling to multiple countries on your trip, make sure to get a multi-entries Nepal Visa.

Bhutan Visa Clearance: All visitors to Bhutan must have a valid Bhutan Visa Clearance before their trip. To obtain it, you must submit a color-scanned copy of your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the start date of your tour. Your tour operator will send you a Visa Clearance prior to your departure, which you must present at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during check-in. Once you arrive at Paro Airport, your passport will be stamped with the original visa.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): All travelers from any nation intending to go to Tibet from Nepal must obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu with the help of a tour operator. To ensure the successful application of the TGV, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before your travel date. If you are coming from China, you will not require a TGV; instead, you will need a Chinese Visa and Permit. To find out more about the process of entering Tibet, please look into the Tibet entry procedure.

BEST TIME TO VISIT 

Nepal & Bhutan: Visiting Nepal and Bhutan at the same time is ideal as they share a similar climate. From high mountains to low land sub-tropical plains and jungles, the two countries have similar weather. The best time to visit is from March to April (spring) and October to December (autumn and early winter). During these months, the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder months, while June, July, and August (summer) are typically monsoon seasons.

Tibet: It is best to visit Tibet between April and October when the weather is warm and the skies are clear. However, from November to March, it is still possible to explore certain areas like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash, as long as the roads are not blocked by snow. Temperatures during this time may be quite cold.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows strongly recommends that anyone planning to travel in the Himalayas purchase Travel Insurance. This policy will provide coverage in the case of medical emergencies, evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, and last-minute tour/ticket cancellations. Having this protection in place will help ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable.

FAQS


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nepal Tour and Trekking Do I Need A Visa To Enter Nepal? Yes, all foreigners, Except Indians, need a Nepalese visa to enter Nepal. Most nationals can get an 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, some… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tibet tour Where is Tibet? Tibet is situated in the South-West of China, also bordering Nepal, India, Burma, and Bhutan. The historical territory of Tibet would make it the world's tenth-largest nation. Tibet is under China's occupation and has been divided, renamed, and incorporated into Chinese Provinces. If China refers to Tibet, It means only part of historical Tibet, which it names China's Tibet Autonomous… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Bhutan tour 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… Read More »

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