Kathmandu Nagarkot Tour - Tibet (Lhasa) to Kathmandu by drive via Rongbuk (EBC) - Kathmandu to Bhutan by flight
- Fly above Tibet Nepal Bhutan and admire the beauty of Himalayan range including Mt. Everest.
- Experience a vast difference in each country with geography, culture, and overall lifestyle here.
- Enjoy the ancient world heritage sites of Kathmandu.
- View of ancient art, history and culture in Kathmandu.
- Scenic drive to Nagarkot and sunrise/sunset view with mountain view.
- Excellent view of Mt. Everest from Rongbuk Monastery.
- Visit Monasteries & palace of former Dalai Lama including Potala Palace.
- Visit Drepung Monastery, the biggest Monastery in Tibet and Norbulingka Palace.
- Enjoy the delightful valley of Paro, Thimphu, Phunakha and Wangdue.
- Hike to Paro Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) in Bhutan.
- Nepal: 4 Nights in Kathmandu, Nagarkot with Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Patan, Swoyambhu Stupa and local market.
- Tibet: 6 Nights in Lhasa with overland including Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Norbulinka Palace, Yamdrok-Tsho Lake, Rongbuk Monastery, Everest Base Camp.
- Bhutan: 3 Nights in Bhutan with Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest), Paro Valley, Thimphu with weekend market and Punakha Dzong.
Nepal Tibet Bhutan Overland Tour is a perfect blend of the culture and nature alongside the bonus tasty cuisine and historical monuments gifted by this golden triangle of places in the Himalayas.
Tibet Nepal and Bhutan are the highlighted name giving us a different shade of the Himalayas and the people living there. From the barren hills, green forests to the grassy terrain, all these end up giving us the breathtaking snow-capped Mountain view here. The overland tour from Tibet to Nepal showcases the fantastic landscape as well as the authentic culture of the locals living there. Starting every day with a vivid sunrise view, your journey glides you to the best bits that these nations can offer. Starting from the narrow and colorful streets of Kathmandu, we will make our way to the magnificent monasteries of Tibet. Hopping in a car, we will cruise through high Passes beside the Everest and following the winding roads leading straight to the Nepalese Capital. The calm and fresh breeze will hail you out in the beautiful hills of Bhutan to end the trip. Deep into the cultural paradise and happy faces welcoming you, start Nepal overland Tibet Bhutan Tour journey of a lifetime.
Your journey of these three magical destinations commences in Nepal. This paradise of a nation in Asia is a pristine experience of cultural and historical delights. From the lively streets with ancient monuments in every next stop here is one to stop and adore. The religious shrines reflect the devotion shown by the locals, and one can experience warm hospitality in any of these places. With the taste of the local cuisine hanging by your tongue, embrace the warm hug and lose yourself in the majestic art and crafts. From the bright sunrise over the hills, witness a pause in time as you will visit the best bits that the valley has to offer. Prepare to be a listener as every street here has a well-known story to share in Nepal.
Tibet is not just a state in the Himalayas, but a beautiful way to explore the united shades of Buddhism under a roof. With lesser-traveled roads leading us to the glorious monasteries and exotic scenery, there is no better way to spend every day than it is in Tibet. This place is full of feelings, devotion, and a hint of uniqueness that pushes every travel-loving individual to their next destination. From the vast gardens of Potala and Norbulingka Palaces to the silent prayers of the monks in the monasteries, one can dive straight into the lifestyle here. Starting the road trip, one can just forget everything and live in this overland section leading to the base of the Mt. Everest and beyond. Munching the distance and reading the welcoming smiles of the locals, experience Tibet better.
Bhutan is the cherry on the top of this grand tour in the Himalayas. A dash of fresh air welcomes you in this land of the Thunder Dragon. The vast green farmlands and beautiful hills of Paro before you is a perfect spoiler of the tour soon after landing. With the authentic culture and traditions, undiluted with modernization, every step you take will surprise you here. From the cliff-side view of Taktsang Monastery to the fortress of Punakha, Bhutanese art follows you here. The warm hospitality, pleasant climate, beautiful monasteries, and rich culture all make this trip memorable for a long time to come. Experience the best vacation in the Himalayas and below with Asia Experiences.
YOUR JOURNEY DAY BY DAY
After landing in Kathmandu (TIA), our representative will meet you at the arrival section with a placard. He/she will drive you to your hotel in Thamel after some formal introductions. You will pass through the busy roads buzzing with life to reach Thamel. You will be given an orientation about some Do's and Donts here alongside a brief description about the whole tour. You can go for an evening walk around Thamel following the rest and refreshments at the hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.
We will start our cultural tour of Kathmandu after breakfast. From the hotel, it is about half an hour drive to reach our first site, Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath temple is a complex with over 500 small and big Hindu shrines in the bank of holy BagmatiRiver. After some time here, we will take a short drive to the Boudhanath Stupa. The stupa is the biggest one in Nepal and reflects Tibetan Buddhism in the valley. You can try some snacks from the rooftop restaurants here. After some spiritual time here, we will take a drive to the 'The monkey temple' Swayambhunath. A short hike to the top provides you a great view of the Kathmandu valley. You can witness both Hindu and Buddhist devotees in the temple and certainly a lot of monkeys. We will head towards Patan from here and explore the major attractions here. The Patan Durbar Square, Newari streets, and other historical monuments make our visit-list here. We will return to hotel and rest for the day there. Overnight at a hotel.
After breakfast today, we will head towards Bhaktapur, one of the major cities in the valley. Bhaktapur also called 'Bhadgaon' showcases the ancient-side of the valley as many locals live a similar life as the traditional people use to. We will visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square here first and take a tour of nearby temple square as well. In between these amazing tours, we will also make brief food stops to gulp in some of the local Newari delicacies. We will visit the art schools to view the traditional paintings and Thangkas before driving to Nagarkot today. About an hour of calm and beautiful hill drive will lead us to this hilltop village. Overnight at a hotel in Nagarkot.
We will start our day early with some amazing sunrise views over the green hills and the Himalayan range in the far north from Nagarkot. As we will leave Kathmandu for Tibet today, we will drive to the Tribhuwan international airport from Nagarkot before the flight. We will be collecting the Chinese visa, which you must apply three days prior to the flight. Cutting straight through the snow-capped mountains, we will reach Lhasa after a mountainous flight. An AsiaExperience representative/guide will take you to your hotel from Lhasa from the airport. You can take a short tour of the surrounding places and view the firsthand experience of Lhasa in the evening. Overnight at Lhasa.
After a refreshing breakfast, we will start our cultural tour of Lhasa. Being the Capital of Tibet, we can experience a timeline of culture and art in this city. The Potala Palace, also the former seat of Dalai Lama of Tibet, is the first destination we'll visit today. Potala Palace is one of the most beautiful and extensive palaces in Tibet withholding a significant part of the Tibetan history behind its walls. We will start the tour from the garden on the ground floor and to the different parts of the Palace. The courtyards, praying rooms, decorations, Thangkas, and sculptures reflect the Buddhist culture as well as the lifestyle of the previous Dalai lamas here. After a memorable time here, we will make our way towards the Sera monastery within a short drive from here. We will explore the art and culture of the monks living there alongside the view of the landscape surrounding it. From the monastery, we will make our way to Barkhor Street and Jokhang Temple. This temple is one of the most important ones in Tibet. This UNESCO heritage site and premises is the best place to learn Tibetan culture. Overnight at a hotel in Lhasa.
We will continue our Lhasa Tour visiting the Drepung monastery here. Being one of the biggest monasteries in Tibet, it was once home to more than 10,000 monks. We will explore the paintings and murals here and pay a visit to the library. After spending some time here with the monks, we will head towards MentshiKang. A Tibetan Medicine center, you can learn more about the locally made medicines and healing techniques. Our next destination in Lhasa will be the summer palace of Dalai lamas, Norbulingka palace. Also a UNESCO world heritage site, the gardens, shrines, and monuments are pristine here. Overnight at a hotel in Lhasa.
After breakfast, we will prepare and start our overland tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu. We will drive to Shigatse via Gyantse tour today. The road trip from Lhasa quickly joins the friendship highway and towards the Khamba La pass at 4794 meters. For the first part of the drive, you can savor the breathtaking views of Yamdrok-Tso Lake and Nazin Kang Sa Mountain (7252 m). Heading towards Gyantse, you can also enjoy the sightings of snow-capped mountains and massive glaciers from the road. We will pass small Tibetan settlements where we can try some snacks before reaching the town of Gyantse. This historically significant town is in a beautiful valley and was one of the major cities where multiple trading routes were mixed. Our stay here will be brief, and we will visit some of the dzong ad monasteries in the stop. Our journey continues for about a couple of hours from Gyantse and ends today at Shigatse. The second-largest city in Tibet, Shigatse is beautiful and full of life. We will visit the Tashilupo monastery which is the seat of Panchen lamas of Tibet and one of the largest functioning monasteries here. Overnight at a hotel in Shigatse.
The drive of today to the famous Rongbuk Monastery from Shigatse is packed with wonderful views of the landscape and natural scenery. The road is smooth, and we will be passing the highest point of the tour, the Gyatchu La pass at 5,220 m today. We will first cross Lhatse and drive through a pass nearby. Moving on from small stops where we will have our lunch, we will pass by Tingri village. Another two to three hours of the relaxed drive, followed by small patches of settlements, will take us to Rongbuk monastery (5000 m). The north face of Everest is a sight to relish here in Rongbuk. Rongbuk monastery is also the starting point to hike to the northern Everest Base Camp. Witness a beautiful sunset over Mt. Everest (8848 m). Overnight at Rongbuk.
We will wake up with the monks in Rongbuk and start our drive to the China-Nepal border at Kerung/Gyirong. With a beautiful view of the sunrise and the Everest, we will start the journey early. For the first portion of the drive, we will do high passes with views of steep hills and snow-covered mountains. We will cross the Lalung La (5,124 m) and Tong La (5,120 m) and the views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Everest and Sishapangma are pristine in a clear sky from the passes. We will drop some altitude, and the landscape also begins to change as we get nearer to Kerung/Gyirong. We will stay on the Chinese side for the day. Overnight at a hotel in Kerung/Gyirong.
After bidding farewell to your Tibetan guide and driver, we will start our journey to the Nepalese Capital from Kerung today. The drive is thrilling beside the green hills and Trishuli River straight from the mountains. We will stop in the intermediate hill settlements to have our lunch in the way. The windy roads will lead you to the valley, and you'll head straight to to your hotel here. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
We will fly to Bhutan from TIA today. In the spare time before the flight, you can explore the market areas of Thamel. The trip to Paro is short but gifted with a great view of both the nations. Our representative will receive you at the airport and take you to your hotel in Thimphu. The drive is slightly over an hour in the green hills and farmlands of Bhutan. The fresh breeze and nature accompany you in the journey to the Capital. You can explore the local life in Thimphu. Similarly, the weekend markets here is a culture to experience if you are in these days. Overnight at Thimphu.
After a great sunrise view and some local breakfast, we will head towards Punakha today. We will stop at the Dochula Pass in the way there and spend some time here. The eyes will go straight to the beautiful DrukWangyal Chortens which is a collection of 108 memorial chortens dedicated to the deceased Bhutanese war soldiers. The views of the Himalayas and the garden nearby is also majestic from the pass. After some time here, we will move towards the historical fortress in Punakha, Punakhadzong. The Dzong is a beautiful masterpiece located between the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers. Returning to Thimphu, we can also take a short detour to the Fertility temple or ChimiLhakhang. Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.
After breakfast, we will drive to Paro. Here we will do a short and scenic hike to one of the most significant monasteries in Bhutan, the Taktsang monastery. There are different routes to reach this majestic monastery sitting in a cliff-side of a high hill. We will take the best amongst them and stop for great views and snacks in the way. Our guide will also tell you some local legends and historical importance of the monastery in the hike. After reaching the monastery, you can have a great view of the landscape surrounding it. We can visit the caves where Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava is said to have meditated and introduced Buddhism in Bhutan in the monastery. We will return to our hotel in Paro next and rest for the day. Overnight at Paro.
Our representative will drive you to the airport before your departure. From Paro, you will take a plane first to Kathmandu, New Delhi or Bangkok before heading to your home from there. With boundless memories and experiences, you will head home knowing these beautiful nations and the lifestyle better. The Asia Experience team will stay connected with you for your valuable suggestions and feedback after the tour too. Explore and discover this golden triangle in the Himalayas with Asia Experiences.
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- Breakfast in Nepal.
- Breakfast in Tibet.
- Processing Travel Permit and Entry Visa.
- Full meals in Bhutan.
- Processing Travel Permit and Entry Visa.
- Airport pickups and drops service.
- Private ground transportation with A/C.
- Twin-sharing hotel accommodation.
- Local cultural tour guide with English speaking.
- Sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments.
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