Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tours (Overland with Everest Base Camp)

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Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tours (Overland with Everest Base Camp) - 16 Days

Journey of 3 Himalayan countries with Culture, Religion, Nature & panoramic views of Mt. Everest


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.
  • Fly above Nepal, Bhutan & Tibet 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.
  • Overland adventure from Kathmandu to Lhasa, including views of Mt. Everest and visits to Shigatse and Gyantse.
  • 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.
  • Nepal: 5 Nights in Kathmandu with Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Patan, Swoyambhu Stupa & local market.
  • Bhutan: 4 Nights in Bhutan with Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest), Paro Valley, Thimphu with the weekend market and Punakha Dzong.
  • Tibet: 6 Nights in Lhasa, Tibet with Rongbuk (Everest Base Camp), Gyantse, Shigatse, Yamdrok-Tsho Lake, Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Norbulinka Palace.

With the beautiful Himalayas providing the perfect focus, the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tours showcases the uniqueness of these hidden treasures. 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.

We begin in Nepal, with some leisurely days on a guided tour throughout The Kathmandu Valley. A living museum, Kathmandu is lavished with unique temples, ancient shrines, and important pilgrimage sites. Over these days we visit the temple squares of past kings of Patan, Kathmandu, and Bhaktapur. The pilgrimage sites of PashupatinathBoudhanath, and Swoyambunath speak volumes about the religious significance of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal.

Our second peek at the region's treasures takes us on a further Trans Himalayan flight to Bhutan “The Land of the Thunder Dragon”. Bhutan is the last Shangri-La, basically hidden from the outside world to this day. We begin in Thimphu, Bhutan’s tiny capital, with excursions from our hotel to its important tourist sites. There follow two wonderful days to both Punakha Dzong over the Dochu La Pass, and Bhutan’s National treasure, the Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery. The ornate temple complex is perched precariously on the cliffside of the upper Paro Valley. With our tour Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour almost complete, we fly back to Kathmandu for a farewell evening meal the following day.

The last stage of the journey starts with a superb flight over the Himalayas to Lhasa, in the heart of Tibet. On the way to Tibet by overland drive, you will have chance to visit North Everest Base Camp (Rongbuk Monastery), Shigatse, Gyantse, beautiful turquoise freshwater Yamdrok Lake etc. The last two days are spent discovering the wealth of cultural treasures. Lhasa holds Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor BazaarSera Monastery, and Norbulinka among others.


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.

  • 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.
  • 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 an 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 staying in hotels;
  • Lodging and meals for guide and drivers;
  • EBC entry fee for guide and car;
  • EBC eco bus fee;
  • First aid kit;
  • Liability insurance;
  • All government taxes;
  • 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 a 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 Tibet/Bhutan run daily and at least 3-4 times a week in low tourist season.
    • 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- Fly/Overland 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 (3-4 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 can either drive or fly to Tibet from here. The flight takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes and 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 3 working days to get.)

Route 3: Arrival in Tibet (Overland/flight 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 either fly or drive to Kathmandu and the latter is also one of the best overland tours of Asia. The flight is about 1:15 hours long and goes over the Himalayas to Kathmandu. 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 3-4 times a week in minimum). The flight is about 60 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.
  • 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.


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: No, sadly the weather in these countries is not perfect for balloon rides. However 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 Lhasa or Bhutan (Paro) from Kathmandu per day and 3-4 flights per week. That's why you just need to stay overnight as compulsion in Kathmandu while flying from Lhasa to Bhutan or vice versa.

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.

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.

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