Visit 4 mystical destinations in this spectacular 17-day journey through Nepal Tibet Bhutan and Laos
- Enjoy the ancient world heritage sites of Kathmandu.
- Fly above Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet and admire the beauty of Himalayan range with Mt. Everest.
- Admire the view of Lhasa with Potala Palace of Dalai Lama.
- Explore the beauty of Tibet with amazing view.
- Visit Drepung Monastery, the biggest Monastery in Tibet and Norbulingka Palace.
- Enjoy the delightful valley of Paro, Thimphu, Phunakha and Wangdue Phodrang.
- Hike to Paro Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest)in Bhutan.
- Vientiane - explore Laos' laid back capital, Wat Prakeo, That Luang Stupa.
- Luang Prabang - old town, Wat Xiengthong temple, National Museum.
- Nepal: 5 Nights in Kathmandu with Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Patan, Swoyambhu Stupa and Nagarkot.
- Tibet: 3 Nights in Lhasa, Tibet with Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Norbulinka Palace and Sera Monastery.
- Bhutan: 4 Nights in Bhutan with Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest), Paro Valley, Thimphu with weekend market and Punakha Dzong.
- Laos: 4 Nights in Laos With Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Pak Ou Cave and Ban Phanom.
Sometimes with their nature and again with their enchanting Buddhist monasteries, these countries just make their entrance to any travel lovers bucket list. These places are distant but yet so similar with their religion and belief and with graceful hospitality to their guest with open arms. Whether you feel like sitting in the laps of Himalayas of Nepal or on the golden monasteries of Laos, your adventure never ends. Walking up the cliffs and hills of Bhutan or the steps of in the streets of Tibet, a feeling of positive energy and excitement follows you. So leap into these nations of golden heart and rejoice your life with a hat tip.
Kick start your journey in the cradle of the Everest as you stumble upon culture and mystical art in Kathmandu. In a nation where guest are greeted as a form of god, pass through the World Heritage sites. Join the devotees in their prayers and discover the history of these centuries-old monuments. Behold the imposing craftsmanship and treat your senses with the rich Asian cuisine. Gaze the enchanting sunrise from the hills in the horizon. Dispatch the negative energy with perplexing wood carvings in Changunarayan temple. Cite your felicity after sailing through the cultural and scenic bloom in Nepal.
Merge into the solitary Buddhist culture like nowhere else in the roof of the world. Experience the History and lifestyle dancing in your vision with grace. Start a new chapter of your travel diary packed with adventure and confounding history of time. With the Dalai Lamas chariot of ruling The Potala Palace to the devotional shrines in Jokhang Temple, the framework of Tibet shines through your perception. A benumbing Zion in the heart of Asia, glean the sights of epic hills and Mountains here.
Concealed in the hills in the bosom of the Mother nature is a nation of Thunder Dragon. Sliding through the time with pure culture and immense heritage, Bhutan will wallop your consciousness with glee. From the caves of Tiger’s nest(Taktsang Monastery) to the plains of Paro your heart with pound with thrilling escapade. Reside in the golden Dzongs and mend your soul with the rich culture and warm hospitality of Bhutanese people. Configure your memories from evergreen ridges and high road passes. Caress your sensation with amusing artworks and mystifying souvenirs in this aesthetic Himalayan Nation.
In a country fluorescent with smiles and substantial undiluted culture, uncover the natural treasures and bewildering crusade. Brace yourself walking into this land perished with nature and culture. Cruise the reach of Mekong River and shoot yourself in the thoroughfare of Vientiane. Explore the history and culture of Laos in the UNESCO heritage sites and the shrines aging centuries. Navigate the caves of Luang Prabang and roll over the streams and creeks in your way. Rise and get along with the saffron clothed monks and fill your heart with containment and purity.
YOUR JOURNEY DAY BY DAY
You will arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport and met and attended by our staffs from Asia Experiences. After a formal welcoming, you will head towards the hotel. In the way, our representative will give you a brief description of your whole trip. After freshening up if there is some time you can visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square was the formal ruling palaces of the Malla kings here. You will get a general idea of local to the modernized lifestyle by spending some time here. Kumari Temple, Taleju Bhawani Temple and the ruins of Kasthamandap are major attractions among many in this site. It is on the UNESCO world heritage list too. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Today you will be covering some of the significant places inside Kathmandu. After a light breakfast, you will either head towards the Basantapur(Kathmandu) Durbar or Swyambhunath stupa. With many brief stops your next destination, today will be the city of arts-Lalitpur or Patan. Swyambhunath is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in the world with more than hundreds of small and big shrines surrounding the area. The stupa complex sits on the top of the hill and is a habitat of many monkeys. Hence Swyambhunath is also famous as the 'Monkey temple.' You can get a majestic view of the Kathmandu valley from the view platform in the top. This short hike will warm up your body and the smell of the incents will cleanse your soul.
Patan Durbar Square is the center of Culture and tradition in the city of Patan. This major city is only about 30 minutes’ drive from Kathmandu and is a melting pot of Hinduism and Buddhism. The Krishna Mandir(Temple) and the Mangalbazzar streets are the major attractions to visit in and around Patan Durbar square. Patan is quieter and more varied landscape wise than Kathmandu and is a perfect place to relax in Kathmandu Valley.
You will be heading towards the remaining cultural and religious places today. Today's highlights will be the visit of major Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath and the city tour of Bhaktapur.
Pashupatinath is an important Hindu shrine which gets the devotees from all over the world. The whole temple complex consists more than 500 small and big shrines and in the center is a beautiful main pagoda. One can learn a lot about Hindu tradition and culture by visiting the Pashupatinath temple. You can also witness a touching Hindu Cementation on the banks of the holy river of Bagmati here
Bhaktapur Durbar Square-Bhaktapur is a wonderful destination to learn about the medieval valley lifestyle of Kathmandu You can witness authentic Newari culture and cuisine in this city major attractions here surrounds the Bhaktapur durbar square. The Golden gate Temple, fifty-five window palace and Nyatapola temple square are some of the many monuments you will visit today in Bhaktapur. In the late afternoon, you will drive towards the popular hill village of Nagarkot. Overnight
Rise early and after a quick honey tea head towards the view stand on the top of the hill at Nagarkot to experience a Mountain sunrise. One can view a whopping 14 mountain ranges in a clear sky from the hills of Nagarkot. After some relaxation and Yoga session, head towards the ancient village of Changunarayan. The Hiking is short and easy, and in two hours you will reach the Changunarayan settlement around the oldest temple of Nepal-Changunarayan Temple. Made to the name of Hindu god Vishnu, Changunarayan is an
artistic place with alluring designs and carvings. One can find stone inscriptions from about 3rd century in the temple premises here. Return to Kathmandu.
Today you will pack up your warm clothes and head towards the airport and fly to Lasha. Our representative will receive and transfer you towards your hotel. After some rest and refreshments, you can stroll around the streets of Lasha and try some local cuisines. The cold temperature of Lasha is cut out with a warm cup of Tibetan Tea. Overnight at Lasha.
Today after your light breakfast you will head towards the center of attraction and the world heritage site of the Potala Palace. Situated in the Hilltop, you can see this great structure from miles far. The Potala Palace is a vast complex, and you can lose yourself on the designs and beautiful paintings here. You will only have an hour to visit the main structure and photography is strictly prohibited inside. While the halls, prayer rooms, and courtyards are popular, people also love to spend some time in the nearby temples and gardens here.
You will visit the Sera Monastery and Jokhang Temple from Potala Palace. The Jokhang temple is the spiritual center of Tibetan temple made by King Songtsen Gampo. Lying in the Barkhor Street, you can indulge into some souvenir shopping here. The Sera Monastery is an important Gelug university monastery in Tibet. You can have a scenic view alongside magnificent architecture here. Home to many monks, the sera monastery is a place to relax and meditate. Overnight stay at the hotel in Lasha.
You will start today with a light tea and visiting the Drepung Monastery. It is the largest monastery in Lasha and is home to more than 10,000 monks. With a large prayer hall and well-crafted and designed walls, you will love to spend some time in Drepung Monastery. After a brief visit to this majestic monastery, you will head towards Mentshikang, the heart of Tibetan Medicine center. You can watch herb processing alongside different natural medicine components here. You will then visit another Unesco Heritage site in Tibet; The
Norbulingka Palace is also popular as the Summer Palace of Dalai Lama. The beautiful garden here holds one of the most picture-perfect places in Tibet. Rest and overnight at Lasha.
You will return to Kathmandu today with a scenic flight over the Himalayas. In your spare time, you can stroll around Thamel hunting souvenirs and handicrafts. You can also enjoy the nightlife at Thamel by attending some bar and pubs. Rest and overnight at Kathmandu.
After a light breakfast we will take you to the Tribhuwan International Airport, and from here you will head towards Paro Airport in Bhutan. Our representative/guide will pick you up from the airport, and you will drive towards Thimpu. You can involve in short treks and hikes around the city and adapt into the environment here. Overnight stay at a hotel in Thimphu.
Today you will explore the major attractions in and around Thimpu. You will understand and learn many things about Bhutanese lifestyle and culture in your tour. The major attraction today will be the visit to the Heritage Museum here. One can learn a lot from the components and showcases in the museum. After the Museum, head towards the National library nearby home to numerous manuscripts and Bhutanese books. In the way to Takin's zoo, you will have an opportunity to visit the handmade paper factories. The traditional medicine institute visit will give an educational touch to your tour. In the late afternoon, you will head towards biggest Shakyamuni Buddha statue in Bhutan, Buddha Dorma.
After a quick breakfast head towards the Dochula pass for a scenic mountain view. The Druk Wangyal Chortens here is a collection of 108 Chortens in the memory of Bhutanese soldiers. This is a place perfect for panoramic pictures of the Himalayas, the lush Himalayan vegetation and flowers. Drive through the terraced rice field and reach the iconic Punakha Dzong. Providing an outstanding landscape and with magnificent architecture, this dzong is one of the best places to be in Bhutan. Return to Thimpu with a scenic drive. Overnight at a hotel in Thimpu.
Post an early breakfast you will drive to Paro valley and from there start your hike towards the Taktsang Monastery. In the top of the cliff is the cave where Guru Rinpoche himself is believed to have meditated. The monastery can be reached from various directions, and your guide will take you from the optimum trail. Not only the monastery and the caves are appealing, but the view of nature and landscape from the monastery is simply stunning. Your exhaustion is washed away from the cool hilly breeze and the fantastic scenery. After a brief time here, you can return to your hotel and rest. In the evening you can head out for some souvenir shopping in Thimpu. Overnight at a hotel and Thimphu.
After an early breakfast pack up and head towards the Paro Airport. As we don't have a direct flight connecting Laos from Bhutan, you will head there from Bangkok. After reaching Laos in Vientiane airport, our representative will meet and transfer you to your hotel. Rests then freshen-up and in the evening you can stroll around Vientiane and try some local cuisine. Overnight at Vientiane.
Start your day with a short city tour of Vientiane. You can walk to most of the destinations of today. Wat Sisaket, Wat Prakeo, Patuxay Monument, and That Luang Stupa are among the major attractions of your visit today. In the late afternoon take a short Mekong Riverside tour with your guide. You can understand a lot about the Lao people, their culture and tradition from the tour. There is a wide range of tribes and locals dwelling the banks of the Mekong river too. After a beautiful sunset return to your hotel and rest.
The Luang Prabang city was the ancient capital of northern Laos. After some remaining site visit in Vientiane, you will head towards the airport and fly to Luang Prabang. You can either take a short hike to Mount Phousi for a sunset view or stroll around the streets of Luang Prabang. The glided stupa here is a perfect destination for a panoramic view of the city hidden in Nature. You can enjoy the Nightlife and try some of the local cuisines in Luang Prabang. Overnight at a hotel in Luang Prabang.
Today will be an interesting day in Laos as you will visit the important sites of Luang Prabang. After an early light morning breakfast, you will visit the shrine of Wat Aham, stupa of Wat Visoun, Wat Sene, Wat Mai and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong before boarding a boat in Mekong River. Through this brief journey, you will see the mingling of nature and Lao people here in the banks of Mekong. Along the way to the caves, we will make stops to gulp in some sticky rice delicacies and whiskey. After reaching the royal temple of Wat Longkhonun, you will head towards the mouth of Ou River and to Pak Ou Caves. We will also make stops in various villages including Ban Phanom on our return to Luang Prabang for souvenir buying and local experience. Overnight at Luang Prabang.
You will visit some of the remaining places in your spare time, and our guides will take you to the airport before your flight. You are sure to carry a heart full of boundless memories and amazing venturesome experience on your tour. Stories reaching each destination are a priceless wealth you are taking with you which you can share with your treasured ones for a long time to come.
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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.
- Full meals in Laos.
- Private ground transportation with A/C.
- Twin-sharing hotel accommodation.
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- Sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments.
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