Nepal Tibet and Bhutan Tour -12 Days - Shenature Nepal
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Trip Facts

Arrival on

Kathmandu, Nepal

Accomodation

Standard Hotels

Meals

Breakfast in Nepal and Tibet, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Bhutan

Trip Level

Easy, Moderate

Max. Altitude

3650 meters

Best Seasons

April, May, August, Sept, Oct

Group Size

1-10 persons

Trip Style

Cultural, Historical, Hiking, Spiitual

Departure from

Paro, Bhutan

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Trip Overview

Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan Tour -12 days is a combined trip to Nepal, Tibet and in Bhutan in one time. Doesn’t it sound wonderful? You will explore major highlights of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan on this trip. Nepal is beautiful in its own natural landscape and cultural values. Likewise, Tibet is popular for Dalai Lama and Potala palace. Bhutan is popular for Tiger’s Nest Monastery. This trip will be your lifetime achievement.

Hightlights:

  • Explore Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan in one hand.
  • In bound flight in between these countries makes you feel exceptional
  • Feel enchanted in cultural heritages in Nepal, Tibet and in Bhutan
  • High Monasteries and Buddhist cultural are worth to explore
  • Locals warm behavior with their tasty foods makes you feel exceptional

Description:

Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan Tour -12 days is specially for those who have limited travel time but wish to see these supreme countries at one glance. You can explore major highlights of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. The trip starts in Kathmandu, Nepal, exploring its major attraction of Kathmandu and Patan. Kathmandu and Patan are unique in its own cultural-traditional heritages, which are world famous. Lhasa is a wonderland to be at high altitude. You will amaze to see its magnificent natural landscape with Buddhist Monasteries. You will amaze to see the locals with full of devotion towards its religion. The chanting mantra from the locals in the surrounding of the monastery makes you feel enchanting. Certainly your hands will vow to Lord Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava. The local tasty cuisines of Tibet make you feel good once you taste its tasty butter tea with salt. The attire of Tibetan people makes you feel also take quality pictures in same attire.

Bhutan is a beautiful country. Different Monasteries, local habitats with local spicy taste of Bhutan, make you feel excited in Bhutan. The natural landscape of these beautiful cities makes you feel exceptional. The flight in between Kathmandu to Tibet and Kathmandu to Bhutan makes you see those gigantic high Himalayas from a far which makes you feel excited and want to come next time to explore those high Himalayas if you are an adventure lover. This trip has many more to explore at one time. So, there is less time to relax but many to be explored. You will just feel wow on this trip. As within short time, you can explore much major attractions of these beautiful cities which shall worth to remember your whole life. So, come and explore this amazing Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan Tour with us.

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On your arrival at Kathmandu, our Representative will escort you from the airport to your hotel at Kathmandu. The Evening is a rest to explore the Thamel area, which is the major hub for the tourist. At Evening, we will make you have dined at one of the best Nepalese Restaurant with its cultural/traditional dancing art.

After breakfast, we will make you fill the Chinese Visa application at our office so that we can apply for your Chinese visa. After our expert guide will be there at your hotel lobby to pick you up and start today’s most astonishing Kathmandu Sightseeing.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: It is at the heart of Kathmandu, with different temples. Monuments, palaces of ancient Kings (Durbar) from the modern King as well Kumari Ghar–the home of the living goddess in Nepal, which is the most popular, must-see in Nepal and it is very wonderful to see different amazing temples and fascinating old tales of the Palaces.

Swoyambhu: The popular name of it is Monkey Temple, as you can get vast amounts of monkeys. It is so nice to see different monkeys eating, dwelling in this region with its newborn and small infants, too. This Buddhist Shrine has a great historical impact too. In the ancient period, Kathmandu was a pond with a mix of mud and serpents and there emerged of one Lotus with light and the person preserves it by making the shrine above it. So, from that time, it is famous as Swoyambhu–self emerged a temple. One has reached in this place; all his/her sins will vanish. You will feel a kind of peace of your mind when seeing these miracles Buddhist Shrine.

Boudhanath 

It is one of the widest Buddhist Shrine, made in ancient Nepal. It influences most of the Tibetan people in this sector. We see about 100 different Tibetan Monasteries in this region. We believed that if we pray our wish in front of this shrine, then it will fulfill as well some myths also say that this is the center of the earth. So, we can feel a kind of energy and peace of mind in reaching this pure, holy shrine.

Pashupatinath: It is nearby Boudhanath Stupa. Pashupatinath Temple belongs to Hinduism, but whoever has reached in this place, they feel a kind of peace of mind. Shiva Linga has symbolized itself as the energy and life which dwell on this earth. So, we worship the power of the deity and the power in taking birth or circulation or living operation of this earth. And the uniqueness is there as the cremation which has great value in Hinduism and it is a kind of mystical for the person who came from a different religion where after death their body will grave but in cremation, we are making the dead bodies are in fire and we will just make their ash will dissolve in nearby pure, holy river–Ganga as the Ganga has the power to wash all sins of the person in this world. After seeing these valuable important landmarks in Kathmandu, we will drop off you at your hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.

After breakfast, our expert guide will be at the lobby of your hotel to pick you up and start today’s a pleasant journey to Patan and Bhaktapur.

Patan: About 20 minutes in driving, we will enter the nearby next big city of Kathmandu–Patan City. We will park our vehicle at Pulchowk, the main entrance of the Patan, to see its local life. You will amaze to see the local–small houses and its stores, the passage, the way, the vehicle/traffic en route. About 10 minutes of walking, we will reach at the most historical place of Patan. You will amaze to see the ancient palaces, the one stone made–Krishna Temple. As you go inside, you will mesmerize in hearing different mythical tales of the ancient kings and its magical archeological structure. After it, we will make you explore Mahaboudha, a temple in Shikhar style where a thousand statues of Buddha are there, it is the symbol of Buddha’s temple which exists at Boudhagaya in India, where Buddha took enlightenment. After we will explore the Golden Temple, its carving, the architecture, the child priest and its traditional, these all are enough able to make you feel wow with Kathmandu and Patan with its unique culture.

Bhaktapur: After that, you will head to one of the most ancient and unique towns where we can find the old traditional lifestyle and its people still now. You will amaze to see the street, its narrow old gulleys, the people, and its traditional, unique style of day to day living. Kathmandu and Patan have little modernized because of its time passes, but Bhaktapur remains the same. It still makes us view the old traditional city and the temple of Changunarayan is the symbol of its beautiful handicrafts, which is the lively proofs of the ancient period, its value and its cultural aspect, its different monuments. In the evening, we will serve you the farewell dinner for the successful completion of your trip. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

After breakfast, you will head to the airport to catch your most astonishing flight to Lhasa. About 1 hour and 25 min of scenic flight, you will land at the land of Shangrila. Arriving in Lhasa, the ancient holy city of Tibet and Our Tibet travel guide and driver will be welcomed you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest in the afternoon to be acclimatized at the high altitude of Lhasa.

After breakfast, travel to Potala Palace, which will take you 10 minutes from your hotel. THE POTALA PALACE is one of the great wonders of the world. It is held sacred by Tibetans as the former residence of successive Dalai Lama, and is one of Tibet’s most holy pilgrimage sites. A palace was originally built in the 7 th century by King Songtsen Gampo, and was believed to have been nine stories high, but around the 9th century, it is believed to have been destroyed by a big fire. The present Potala Palace was constructed by the great fifth Dalai Lama in the 17 th century after he became ruler of Tibet. The Potala Palace is divided into two sections, the White Palace (completed in 1653) and the Red palace (completed 1694). It has over one thousand rooms and is thirteen stories high. The White Palace was secular and mainly used for government administration, whilst the Red palace was mainly used for religious functions and still has many chapels, including those containing reliquary stupas of the successive Dalai Lama which are richly decorated in gold, silver and semi-precious stones. Afternoon, visit Jokang temple and Bharkor. JOKANG TEMPLE the Jokang is Tibet’s most sacred temple, the main point of pilgrims from the entire Tibetan plateau. At the heart of the ancient town of Lhasa, it was built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo’s queen Bhrikuti on a site identified by Queen Wencheng according to her geomantic calculation. The temple is 3 stories high, and it is constructed with enormous chapels, including the most sacred statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, enshrined. It has around 70 monks nowadays. 

NORBU LINGKA is the first summer palace which was founded by the seventh Dalai Lama in 18th century and the first Palace Kelsang Podrang was also constructed as the same name as the 7th Dalai Lama, Kelsang Gyatso. The eight Dalai Lama Jampel Gyatso (1758-1804) did more started work on the Norbulingka, expanding the gardens and digging a lake which can be found south of the new summer Palace. The thirteenth Dalai Lama (1876-1933) handled the three palaces in the North-West corner of the park and the fourteen the Dalai Lama built the new summer palace in 1956. Nowadays there are some monks who are taking care of the Palace.

ANCIENT BHARKOR STREET is the most sacred pilgrimage site in Lhasa and it is full of pilgrims from down till dusk. There are four huge prayer flags in Barkhor street which surround the Jokhang, known respectively as Gadhen Dharchen in the northeast, Juyak Dharchen in the west, Kelsang Dharchen in the southwest and SharKyaring Dharchen in the southeast. The Bharkor street is the most active market in all Tibet and it is possible to purchase traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, modern goods, books, music, clothing, spices, fresh meat, and vegetable.

After breakfast, drive to Drepung monastery which will take you 15 minute drive from your hotel. DREPUNG MONASTERY is the largest monastery in Tibet, built in the 15th century by Jamyang Choeje, one of Tsongkhapa’s foremost disciples. The monastery is beautifully located up in a hill at the distance of 7 Km from the old section of the city and it is the biggest monastery in Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery has four major colleges with many small chapels and house chapels, known as Khangtsen in Tibetan. There are around six hundred monks nowadays.

SERA MONASTERY was founded in around 15th century by Jamchen Choeje who is another famous disciple of Tsongka pa and it is the second largest monastery of Tibet. There are three big colleges with many chapels and house chapels. The most attraction to visit this monastery is to see the monks debating which hold from 3-5Pm everyday apart from Sunday.

After breakfast, we will drive you to the airport for your final departure from Lhasa to Kathmandu city so that you can take your final departure from Kathmandu to your home country. Rest at arrival at Kathmandu or last-minute shopping for your well known as Thamel is full of souvenir shops with a unique memory from Kathmandu, Nepal.

After breakfast, we will make you drive to the international airport to catch your flight to Paro, Bhutan- the land of dragon. On a clear day, the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational, including Everest (if you are flying from Delhi and Kathmandu), but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro. On arrival in Paro, you will be received by the Heavenly Bhutan team and transferred to your hotel by private vehicle. Depending on your arrival time, we will proceed for Paro sightseeing, which includes a visit to Paro Dzong-built in 17th century and KichuLhakhang 8th century old temple. Evening stroll old Park Town and peep into some local handicraft stores or we will provide the options to enjoy other activities while in Paro. We will enjoy outdoor activities like playing archery, Khuru (dart) and wearing Bhutan national dress. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m.

After our delicious breakfast, we will hike to Taktsang Monastery or often called Tiger Nest Temple is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (also known as Guru Padmasambhava) meditated. The eighth century old monastery is perched on a rock overlooking a sheer drop and clings impossibly to a cliff of rock at 900m above the valley floor. For entire Buddhist around the world, it is a place of pilgrimage but for a tourist; it is one of the must visit place before we die. The hike is almost 2 hours walk, uphill at 30 to 40 degrees, inclined for an average hiker. however, we might take a full day depending on your pace. First of half of the hike which we pull, up to cafeteria feels never ending however from the half point because of magical structure right inform us, we are all energized to push further and you actually feel very near, at the end of the are done and filled with overjoyed. Due to the happiness of making on the top, we actually walk down so fast, we don’t feel its actually that long. Later we will drive to Thimphu.We will also stop over at Chuzom meeting point of two rivers, Thimphu and Paro, before emerging ourselves into the modern city of Bhutan-Thimphu. In the evening we will explore the city by walking or visit TashichhoDzong, which houses the throne room of His Majesty the King. Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2400m.

Morning after our delicious breakfast, we will drive passes by Memorial Chorten built in memory of the 3rd King. Visit Buddha’s viewpoint, ChangangkhaLhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley. Also visit the Folk heritage and Textile Museum. Visit weekend market (Thu-Sun). Vegetable vendors from different pockets of the country come to sell their products. Further, we will witness ongoing live archery matches in Changlimithang. Visit SimtokhaDzong built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in the 17th century. Overnight in Thimphu.

After breakfast, you will depart to the airport with lots of memory of this beautiful Bhutan and its warmth approached to you. Our guide will drop off you at the airport about 3 hours before your flight.

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