Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour

14 Days Exclusive & Personalized Journey

5 - Excellent

Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour - 14 Days

Journey of 3 Himalayan countries with Culture, Religion, Nature & panoramic views of mountains

Highlights

Updated 5th April, 2024

Currently, there is only one direct flight available to Lhasa from Kathmandu (or vice versa) which operates 3 flights per week (every Monday, Wednesday & Friday) from April 17, 2024 by Himalaya Airlines. In the alternatives, Travelers have two options at present either taking a flight to Kathmandu/Lhasa via Chengdu or an additional 4-day long overland tour. During an overland tour, Rongbuk Monastery/EBC with a view of Mount Everest, Shigatse, Gyantse, etc., are prime attractions.
  • Enjoy the ancient world heritage sites of Kathmandu.
  • Serene mountain villages of Nagarkot, Namobuddha, and Panauti.
  • Fly above Nepal and Bhutan and admire the beauty of Himalayan range with Mt. Everest.
  • Enjoy the delightful valley of Paro, Thimphu, Phunakha and Wangdue Phodrang.
  • Hike to Paro Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) in Bhutan.
  • Admire the view of Lhasa with Potala Palace of Dalai Lama.
  • Visit Drepung Monastery, the biggest Monastery in Tibet and Norbulingka Palace.
  • Nepal: 6 Nights in Kathmandu with Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Patan, Swoyambhu Stupa, Nagarkot, Panauti, Namobuddha, Chandragiri Hill.
  • Bhutan: 3 Nights in Bhutan with Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest), Paro Valley, Thimphu and Punakha.
  • Tibet: 4 Nights in Tibet with Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple with Barkhor street and Yamdrok Lake.

The Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour takes you on a remarkable journey through the breathtaking Himalayas. This tour showcases the hidden treasures of Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet, and lets you experience their ancient cultures and untouched beauty. Among the best South Asia Tours available, this tour provides opportunities to fully appreciate a mosaic of ancient culture. The serene natural beauty of all three countries adds even more color to a region of untouched beauty.

The tour begins from Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, where you explore magnificent temples and pilgrimage sites. We visit the temple squares of past kings and pilgrimage sites about the religious significance of Buddhism and Hinduism. Next, fly to Bhutan, known as the last Shangri-La, and visit its capital, Thimphu, as well as Punakha Dzong and the famous Tiger's Nest monastery. Finally, embark on an overland trip to Lhasa in Tibet, where you discover cultural wonders like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Drepung Monastery. This tour offers a fascinating experience in a region of incredible charm and natural splendor.

 

YOUR JOURNEY DAY BY DAY

Cost & Inclusion

At Asia Experiences, our dedicated team of local experts assures you of quality service. Expect exceptional and exquisite services which are worth your money. Quality service to our clients is our topmost priority.

Our clients have the option of customizing the trip and finalizing the itinerary as per their preference. You can get the best deal at reasonable prices. Our price of packages completely depends on factors like types of accommodation, transport, travel season, trip duration, and various activities.

We are dedicated to ensuring that your visit is an unforgettable one. Our team is readily there at your service to help you plan your tour. Whether you want to explore a specific country or region, our 'Ask Expert' or 'Customize Trip' buttons are here to help you get started.

Nepal
  • 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.
  • Breakfast in Nepal.
Tibet
  • Free bottled water;
  • All necessary travel permits to Tibet;
  • Entrance ticket fees for all the sight spots listed in the program;
  • Private transportation in Tibet with experienced local Tibetan driver: Ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on the group size and trip route (car gasoline is included);
  • Private guide: English speaking local Tibetan guide;
  • Accommodation as per your choice;
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning and end of the tour;
  • Oxygen cylinder for the group (4L / 7L);
  • Meals: only breakfasts are included while stay in hotels;
  • Lodging and meals for guide and drivers;
  • First aid kit;
  • Liability insurance;
  • All government taxes;
Bhutan
  • US$ 40/Person visa fees and visa arrangement
  • Sustainable Development Fees (SDF)
  • Accommodations as per your choice
  • Breakfast and Dinner in the hotels
  • Lunch in tourist standard restaurants outside the hotels
  • English-speaking licensed guide
  • Comfortable luxury transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary based on group size
  • Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary
  • Complimentary bottled drinking water on daily basis

Essential Information

Location of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan are amongst the most sought after destinations constituting the best shades of the Himalayas. A trip covering all three is ideal for nature and culture admiring individuals all around the world.

  • Tibet is the most extensive of the three predominantly lying in the Tibetan Plateau in China and composes most of the northern and western fraction of the great Himalayan range.
  • Sharing the border with Tibet in its west is Nepal with diverse geography and culture and lifestyle inspired by China and India surrounding this landlocked country in South Asia.
  • Bhutan is a small Himalayan nation and is least populated of the three to the south of Tibet and enclosed on the remaining side by the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and West Bengal.

Recommended routes to take for traveling between Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan

One can start their journey from any of these three places, however, starting from Nepal is considered as most beneficial as Tibet and Bhutan both are easily accessible through flight and overland drive from here. Here are three routes to consider for the Nepal Bhutan and Tibet Tour.

Route 1: Starting from Nepal- 'The Best and Hassle-free Route

  • Your route commences with a tour of Nepal and from here you can select either Bhutan or Tibet as your next destination. You will return back to Kathmandu and you can choose to Fly or drive to the next destination. We will handle your visa and permits completely if you choose this route to travel.
  • Starting from Nepal is your best option because
    • There are no direct flights from Tibet to Bhutan and vice versa
    • Applying for the travel permits and Visa for both Tibet and Bhutan is easier from here.
    • The flights to Bhutan run daily or at least 4-5 times a week in low tourist season. Tibet flight has resumed after pandemic (COVID-19) as well; 3 direct flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa (Tibet) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. - Updated April 05, 2024
    • Acclimatizing is better through this route in comparison with the other two
  • After completion of the tour, you can depart back home through either Bhutan or Tibet.

Route 2: Arrival in Bhutan (Fly to Nepal- flight/drive to Tibet)

  • The route commences after landing in Paro, Bhutan. Paro airport is approachable from Bangkok, New Delhi, Dhaka (Bangladesh), Singapore or Kathmandu (Nepal). You can arrive here through any of the above nations after taking the availability of flights under consideration.
  • After exploring the planned places and sites in Bhutan, you will either fly to Kathmandu from Paro. The flight is about an hour long and runs daily (4-5 times a week off-season). After arrival, you will visit the destinations as mentioned in the selected itinerary in Nepal.
  • Upon completing the Nepal portion of the trip, you will fly Tibet or drive to Tibet from here. The overland tour extends to three extra days going through Rongbuk/Everest Base Camp, Shigatse, and Gyantse cities of Tibet. You will continue the exploration and depart after the conclusion of the tour from Tibet.
  • We will take care of all the necessary visas Chinese (Tibet) visa will be applied on your first day in Kathmandu, It needs a minimum of 4 working days to get.

Route 3: Arrival in Tibet (Flight/drive to Nepal - Flight to Bhutan (via Kathmandu))

  • The route commences after reaching Lhasa, Tibet. You can arrive here through flights or from the trains connecting Tibet from different cities of China.
  • After exploring the planned places and sites in Tibet, you will fly to Kathmandu or drive to Kathmandu (It is also one of the best overland tours of Asia). After arrival, you will visit the destinations as mentioned in the selected itinerary in Kathmandu.
  • You will fly to Bhutan and the flight takes place daily (in some selected conditions 4-5 times a week in minimum). The flight is about 75 minutes long and takes you to Paro Airport in Bhutan. You will continue the exploration and depart after the conclusion of the tour from Bhutan.
  • With this route, you must manage the Chinese Visa by yourself prior to the tour from your respective nation. We will manage your Bhutan visa in advance and Nepal visa will get upon your arrival in Kathmandu (Nepal).

Documents to own Before/During the Travel

  1. Tibet Travel Permit (TTP)
    TTP is mandatory for visitors of any nation entering or exploring Tibet. You must have a valid passport and Chinese Visa to apply for this permit and it can be done only through registered tour operators (Individual unobtainable). It's best to apply 2-3 weeks before the trip for assurance of the timely arrival of TTP.
  2. Chinese Visa
    Chinese Visa is compulsory to enter any region of China or Tibet. There is no visa on arrival (VOA) service so each traveler must apply for it from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, before entering mainland China from your home.
  3. Bhutan Visa
    As the Bhutanese embassy is only present in five nations around the world, you will have to book through a registered travel agency for the visa. After the tour is booked, the agency will have the visa processed with the Bhutanese immigration department in Thimphu, Bhutan.
  4. Nepalese visa (Visa on Arrival)
    Apparently, you can pre-process for the Nepalese Visa from the Nepalese embassy from your nation or get a visa on arrival in the TIA, Kathmandu (Tribhuwan International Airport) or any land borders entering from India/China. The process is quick and easy.

FAQs

Answer: Generally, we handle only internal and international flights involved within our tour only. But we can aid you by recommending some of the best and reliable international flight providing companies around the world to your destination.

Answer: Asia Experiences organizes private tours with private guides and vehicles. You can come as a group of any number or be a solo traveler you will be given the same services without any distinction. But we don’t provide any group joining tours at the moment. Also let us assure you that you are getting the best services in very reasonable price here as your satisfaction is our success.

Answer: Amenities in different star hotels are according to standard requisites. Extra privileges are also provided to you in some hotels falling under these categories. So, it’s very much similar to the services provided by hotels in these classifications in other countries.

Answer: Yes you’ll have the privilege to choose the rooms you feel comfortable apart from that we provide to you. Also the Hotels you’ll be staying will have different variety of rooms furnished with different bed sizes too. So don’t stress in these topics and be carefree while travelling with us.

Answer: Yes, you will be provided with the guides from the start of the journey till your departure. The guides we provide are local experts having knowledge in each and every sector of this tour. Similarly, they are trained with different courses for your aid. In addition to it each guide can speak and understand fluent English.

To stick along with your guide is the best way to complete this journey without missing a thing. Our guides are trained for expertizing the trails and the regulations of your destinations. In a word, you can say that your guides are the safe side factor of your tour.

Answer: Sure, it is your choice and you need to add an extra free day or free hours in your tour itinerary to relax and walk. We do suggest a guide but if you want to experience the raw experience and some personal time you are permitted to have it.

Answer: Well, normally these countries have a wonderful weather but sometimes you can get drizzles in rainy seasons. However snow storms are predictable and your guide will prevent any risks in those cases. In both case your guide will be able to help you overcome the risks if there is any.

Answer: Well the travel insurance totally lies in your hand as we don’t provide them here. However we do provide you with the letters and necessary documents of cancelation of your tour to your insurance company. In case of bad you well definitely continue the trip the next day.

Answer: Absolutely, as all these countries are rich in culture and tradition you might get lucky to find yourself during one of them. As these festivals fall according to days in the lunar calendar we don’t have fixed English date of these festivals. For more information about the festivals visit the links below.

i) Bhutan Festivals list
ii) Nepal Festivals list
iii) Tibet Festival list

Answer: Yes, in Pokhara (Nepal), Balloon ride is available. You can have an amazing excursion of Balloon which is available in Bagan, Myanmar. One balloon has a capacity 8-16 person at a time plus you will see panoramic views of Bagan (Parallel Pagodas) from the sky.

Answer: Yes, it is a private tour and you can modify as your own wish. The duration of our tours is always flexible.

Answer: You will be facilitated with top notch hotels in the city areas whereas it depends on the hotel and hotel room availability in rural destinations. Generally, you will get a hotel with a quiet and clean environment, room with hot water, ambient heating. We will request to the hotel with your additional concerns too. A view is that part which is by your side throughout your journey. So, be assured of getting nice views, wherever you are.

Answer: No, there is no direct flight from Lhasa to Bhutan (Paro). Similarly, there is only one flight to Bhutan (Paro) from Kathmandu per day (or during low season, 3-4 flights per week). That's why you just need to stay overnight as compulsion in Kathmandu.

Answer: It depends on the traveling seasons in which your tour is taking place. Typically, you will have a moderate climate in Kathmandu but as altitude rises you will have to prepare for a little chill in the regions of Tibet and Bhutan. Read this article too https://asiaexperiences.com/decoding-dress-codes-w...

Answer: Restrictions are standard 20-30kg for luggage and 7 kg for the handbags.

Answer: Yes, to experience all these unique lifestyle, food, culture, unique landmarks, and natural wonders of these nations you will need to follow our guided itineraries. It is also a safe way of missing nothing special in your visit.

Answer: Yes, you have the options to book all your flights yourself. We will happily provide all transfer from the airport to the hotel.

Answer: These flights cost quoted separately.

Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 18 Reviews

bhutan tour by Brad and Marni


United States of America

Journey Through the Jewel Nations: A Tale of Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka

Our 3 weeks of Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka trip was outstanding. Very pleased with Netra’s smooth planning from accommodation to 5-star boutique hotels, nice and friendly guides, experienced drivers, and top-notch services. In Nepal, had a great time learning about Nepal’s recent government history as well as what life is like in the rural mountain areas. A special thanks to our friendly and experienced guide Dipak. Create some best memories in the lovely, peaceful, and nature-filled country of Bhutan with our funny, informative, and thoughtful guide Sonam. A big shout out for being a great cheerleader for our Tiger’s Nest hike. The bountiful produce and friendly people along with our guide and driver Maddu in Sri Lanka were extremely delightful. An amazing island Sri Lanka tour with visits to beautiful temples, gorgeous beaches, and plenty of wildlife was the highlight of our trip. Throughout our tour of these 3 nations, we felt safe with our guide, and while driving with drivers. Especially in Kathmandu where the driving is a little chaotic! Thank you Netra for a memorable and seamless trip!


loretta and david


USA

We truly enjoyed this trip

We truly enjoyed this trip. Our absolute favorite hotel was COMO Uma in Paro.
The Taj resort at Chitwan came in a close second! Everything went off without a hitch. Thank you for the great preparation.
Dwarikas is also a beautiful hotel.
Guides and Drivers were so good!


Spiritual Cleansing and lunch with monks in Bhutan Nepal and Tibet


USA

The Most Wonderful Private Tour of Nepal/Bhutan

We were very delighted with our private tour of Nepal/Bhutan which was the most wonderful experience we ever witnessed in two amazing countries. We were unfamiliar with Netra and his company before hiring them. Netra provided us with the the utmost level of personal service in the itinerary preparation including making frequent changes due to flight cancellations. In both countries, the team and guide were amazing. They also became friends in the process- the highest compliment we could give. Throughout the trek, Netra communicated with required updates, and all the documents/tickets were delivered well in advance of departure. Our guide Dipak in Nepal made sure of all things and went way beyond the call of duty. In beautiful Bhutan our guide took us to every place on the itinerary. One lunch restaurant in Thimpu ( Cloud 9) was amazing. It was thoughtful of Netra to arrange a spiritual experience in Bhutan which was not on the itinerary. All recommended hotels were fabulous in both countries. We could not do shopping on our first day in Nepal as numerous fine stores were closed. A final day in Kathmandu was remarkable with an equally fabulous guide Rajan and able to do some shopping for exquisite artifacts that now grace our home in Mexico. Rajan went out of his way to personally wrap our goods and take them to the shipper for us. On our last night in Nepal, Netra himself took us out for a fabulous Nepalese dinner as a compliment and for our valuable feedback to improve his service. The trip which was fairly priced was worth every dollar and much more. Overall, everything was top-notch from start to end.


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United Kingdom

Excellent Organization of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

The Sri Lanka Bangladesh Tour with Asia Experiences was an outstanding journey. A blend of rich history, vibrant markets, and warm hospitality all were enchanting. I create beautiful memories traversing the beautiful monuments, ancient landmarks, and vibrant markets, and witnessing local life. All thanks to Asia Experiences for expertly guided tours and excellent organization of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Highly recommended for authenticity seekers.


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Ireland

I wished to travel with AE Holidays again

The old & new Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, and Varanasi tours in India were full of surprises. In a short time, I visited so many wonderful places. Thanks, Netra for arranging my tour with quality service, a nice guide, and most importantly on time. I wished to travel with your company again. Strong recommendation to Asia Experiences.


Benjamin


England

Amazing time in Nepal and Bhutan

With the proper assistance from Asia Experiences, had an amazing time trekking in both Nepal and Bhutan. There were difficulties but all thanks to the team for managing and making it a little easier. Trekking in Bhutan was a new and awesome experience. Loved every bit of it. Kudos to Umesh and the team.


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Italy

Luxury Tour with Luxury Services

I had an unforgettable Nepal-Bhutan Luxury Tour with Asia Experiences. I went on the Nepal and Bhutan tour. The luxury tour was coordinated smoothly and successfully. All the luxury services were wonderful and on time. I will revisit and recommend traveling with Asia Experiences for truly a new and satisfying experience in South Asia.


No Mandatory Quarantine anymore for vaccinated travelers in Nepal


United KIngdom

Highly recommend Asia Experiences

But I was in a dilemma about which travel company to choose. I searched on google and came to know about Asia Experiences. I booked with this company. The service is excellent and the guides are friendly and knowledgeable.  I highly recommend Asia Experiences for Nepal and Bhutan Tour.


Discovering-the-hidden-gem-of-Asia


UK/Japan

Very readily with organised trips – Nepal Tibet overland & Bhutan

Dear Netra and Umesh,

Now as I make my way back to the UK, I can pause for breath and think about the trip we did.

First of all, thanks very much for taking us out to dinner on our last night in Nepal. It was a very pleasant evening, with great food and company. It was a kind gesture and one that does not come very readily with organized trips.

Secondly, thanks very much to both of you for your helpful, insightful, and prompt responses, with the putting together of this trip. When I started putting feelers out, I had narrowed the research down to 2 companies. You came out on top for the points mentioned above.
This trip was one, Masako and I had talked about for over a year, probably closer to 18 months. Again, as I begin to reflect and look at photos, I am overwhelmed at what we achieved in a relatively short time. We also had a brilliant, smoothly run trip. This is a huge credit to you both and your organizational skills and research.
Thanks for your photos of the flight over Mt. Everest. I will attach one I took at sunrise and of our last day in Bhutan.
Thanks again for your assistance in making this a brilliant trip.
I can thoroughly recommend your company to fellow travelers.
Until next time,

our guest at nagarkot tour


United States

A life changing experience – Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan

Dear Netra, After many years of talking about traveling to these 3 destinations, we finally took the jump. What seemed like places so far away on the other side of the world and cultures so foreign to us from the west, at first was a bit daunting. This was the first time ever in our travels that I did not do any research or prepare a detailed itinerary (usually spend an entire month or so organize) Because of the region, we knew this was not possible to do on our own with the logistics of visas, flights, and booking accommodations but also knowing the what to see and where to go when. Your communication was perfect and the itinerary you custom put together for us was more than we expected. It was thoughtful and everyday was well planned. It allowed for rest and nothing was rushed. On top of that, the tour guides who took care of us were incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating. We have even become friends with some of them. We could not have had such an immersive special experience without them. We learned about more than just the surface sights but a lot about history, culture, food, religion, politics, and the arts. Our drivers were patient and high skilled in navigating the roads. We will share our travel stories and memories with our friends and family and cannot wait to return again to the region. Thank you again for making our vacation invaluable with such special memories. Anyone looking to travel to this region should absolutely be confident they will be well taken care of by Asia Experiences.

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