Luxury Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan Tour

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Our two weeks perfect itinerary covers all the must visit tourist attraction in three destinations Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. This perfect trip features all favorite highlights of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan and includes personalized, private sightseeing and the top luxury hotels and Resorts in all countries.

First we start our tour through visiting old historical sites of Kathmandu, Nepal and unwind in the lush foothills of Nagarkot. Next we fly to lhasa, discover Tibet with visiting Lhasa's Potala Palace including all old monastery in Tibet. During your tour in Lhasa, meet local Tibetan family & try butter tea if desired.

After Lhasa, We fly to Kathmandu and fly to Bhutan next day. Set against the backdrop of sacred mountains, this isolated kingdom offers an entirely unique travel experience. While there we hike to stunning Tiger's Nest Monastery, visit numerous Buddhist monasteries. Also visit Thimphu Valley, where we meet Lamas and Monks who greet us with smiles.


At a Glance

  • Discover the rich artistic & cultural heritage of Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan throughout the heart of the Himalaya
  • Watch the most splendid sunrise and sunsets views over the Himalayas from Nagarkot including Mt. Everest
  • Discover a land of mythology the ambrosial Kingdom of Bhutan, also called The Last Shangri La on Earth
  • Learn what it takes to summit Mount Everest with a firsthand account from an expert Local Sherpa climber
  • Incredible and unique journey to the Tibet which is know as “the roof of the world.
  • Meet Tibetan families and interact with them, try butter tea with Local Tibetans family.
  • Fly at the top of the world, Take one hour flight to Mount Everest to Witness fantastic Himalayan peaks & lakes

What's Included?

  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations
  • Comfortable Tourist Vehicle as per Group Size
  • Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu Flight fare w/Tax
  • Kathmandu-Paro flight fare with Tax
  • English Speaking local Guide
  • Tibet travel permit & other necessary permits
  • Group Chinese visa Fees & Bhutan Visa
  • Daily breakfast in Nepal & Tibet
  • 3 times meals during tour in Bhutan

What's Not Included?

  • Air tickets to Nepal from Home & Nepal Visa
  • Air Tickets to Home country from Bhutan
  •  Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
  •  Meals- Lunch and Dinner not included in Tibet 
  •  Personal expenses such as laundry & drink 
  •  Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
  •  Excess Baggage Charges.
  •  Single room supplement.

Itinerary

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If it’s a clear day when you are flying into Kathmandu, then your tour begins right from the skies itself. The sights from the windows of our jet shows us glimmering snow-capped mountain peaks spread out down below us, giving us the first thrills of our just begun vacation, sparking off a whole reaction of unforgettable experiences that stay with us for some time to come. As soon as your plane hits the tarmac of Tribhuwan International Airport, Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expedition office local Tour Guide and driver will be on standby to meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Your Guide will help you check into your designated hotel, and after going to our rooms and refreshing ourselves we will be briefed about our daily activities. The rest of your time is free to move around the neighborhood and get familiar with your surroundings.

Overnight: Kathmandu    Elevation: ‎1,400 m (4,600 ft.)      

Hotel:  Marriott Hotel/ Yak and Yeti Hotel      Meals: Breakfast

Optional: One Hour Everest View Mountain Flight

After a good night’s sleep and enjoying a hearty breakfast, we proceed for our tour of Swayambhunath (popularly known as Monkey Temple) “Swayambhu” means “self-created” and refer to the myth that the hill sprung up suddenly from a great lake that once covered Kathmandu Valley. This place offers a majestic view of the entire Kathmandu valley. Stupa of Swoyambhunath epitomizes Buddhism. Your guide will enlighten you with detailed historical and cultural information about the place.

 After this you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. Locally this, Old royal palace area is called Basantapur Area or Hanuman dhoka Durbar Square. You will get a glimpse of Kumari, the Living Goddess, at Kumari Ghar in Basantapur, Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Our next sightseeing will be at Boudhanath (the biggest & Largest Buddhist Stupa in the World).The 36-meter-high stupa of Boudha is huge and dominates the skyline in the area. With numerous monasteries around it, Boudha is the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. In this Area, our guide will show you few Buddhist Monastery and stop for lunch Break. If weather is clear you can see nearest Mountain of Kathmandu- Ganesh Himal from top of Restaurant.

After Lunch, we will visit biggest Hindus temple Pashupatinath. This Temple is one of the seven UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley.  It is also a cremation site where the last rites of Hindus are performed. The rituals of cremation are not for the faint hearted; still visitors are seen watching curiously from across the river from the hillside. Visit Pashupatinath Temple for an out-of-this-world experience. After this your tour for today is over here. Free day to relax or explore yourself. In the early evening, we will organize special nepali cultural dinner at local Restaurant.

Overnight: Kathmandu    Elevation: ‎1,400 m (4,600 ft.)      

Hotel:  Marriott Hotel/ Yak and Yeti Hotel      Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

After healthy breakfast at 5* hotel, we drive to Patan city for sightseeing tour - a UNESCO-protected marvel of the Newa design. One of its fascinations is the Ancient Royal Palace. In Patan, We also visit local handicraft center as well as the Tibetan Refugee Camp.

Patan is a city of 55 major temples, 136 Buddhist monasteries and its artisans are known for their fine metal works. The city celebrates countless festivals both Hindu and Buddhist, many of which like the Rato Machhendranath Jatra and the display of Dipanker Buddhas are outstanding. Patan takes pride in creating great thangka and pauba painters whose works are exported to many countries

After Patan tour we drive to Bhaktapur, which was the capital of Nepal during the 9th through 14th centuries and has managed to preserve its ancient medieval look. The extraordinary architecture, the beautiful woodcarvings and metal craft that can be seen around the city takes one back to the time of the Malla rulers who patronized art like no other dynasty. The pagoda style temples rise above the Bhaktapur skyline.

The Pottery Square, the Palace (Durbar) Square which dates back to the 12th century, where devotees still celebrate their centuries old festivals and the temple squares that still remain vibrant, are Bhaktapur’s major attractions.

Afterwards drive to Nagarkot, which is one of the most popular hill stations for experiencing Himalayan views from the luxury of your hotel terrace. Just 13 km from Bhaktapur, the village is packed with hotels lining a ridge, allowing one of the broadest possible views of the Himalaya, with eight ranges visible (Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Everest and Numbur). The best seeing seasons are October to December and March to April, when clear skies are likely.

Overnight: Nagarkot   Elevation: ‎2,175 m (7,136 ft.)    

Hotel: Hotel Club Himalaya/ Country Villa   Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Today tour from Nagarkot is about six-hour excursion to the rural Newari towns of Bungamati, Khokana and kirtipur. It's an exceptional chance to learn about the societies of the rural inhabitants whose families have thrived here since ancient times. These are the Newars, people who are original to the Kathmandu Valley. Even today they live modestly, in much the same way as their forefathers.

Visit Kirtipur for a real experience of Newari culture, the native culture of the Kathmandu Valley. Walk along its narrow lanes to witness the life of its residents who have preserved their age-old customs and beliefs to this day. This city is also best for trying out some traditional Newari food that hasn’t been changed by outside influences.

Kirtipur is located on a ridge 8 km southwest of Kathmandu, overseeing the valley. The prehistoric Newar Township with its brick-paved paths lined with typical red brick houses and tiled roofs, and shrine squares, is a natural fortress. Overnight stay in Kathmandu

Overnight: Kathmandu    Elevation: ‎1,400 m (4,600 ft.)      

Hotel:  Marriott Hotel/ Yak and Yeti Hotel      Meals: Breakfast 

Morning you will fly for about an hour over the panoramic Himalayan ranges to the capital of Tibet (Lhasa). Lhasa at an altitude of 3,650 meter/ 11,975 feet is the situated on the north bank of Kyichu River. Lhasa in Tibetan means “Place of the God”, the resident of Dalai Lama, on arrival you will be meet by the local representative and transferred to your respective Hotel (60km/hr). Free to wonder around the city. Overnight accommodate at 5* Hotel.

Overnight: Lhasa    Elevation: ‎ nearly 3,600 m (11,800 ft.)

Hotel:  St. Regis Hotel      Meals: Breakfast

After healthy and buffet breakfast at hotel, start the day with the fantastic Potala Palace, which historically served as the winter home of the Dalai Lama. Potala Palace in one of the most beautiful monuments in Tibet with 1,000 room and 13 stores to explore this is undoubtedly the most admired tourist attraction in Tibet.It was first used in the 7th century by the 33rd king of Tibet. The most precious collections in the Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of the former Dalai Lamas and the meditation cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

After lunch, we enjoy a tour of Jokhang Temple, which was also founded in the 7th century by the 33rd great king of Tibet to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni as he was at the age of twelve – this is possibly the most respected object in Tibetan Buddhism. Make a “Kora” (a religious circuit around the Barkhor street) with pilgrims and locals. Finish the day with after exploring Barkhor market, which is also a great place to pick up locally made handicrafts and souvenirs. See the Tibet from a unique and magical perspective with our Local Tibetan guide.

Overnight: Lhasa    Elevation: ‎ nearly 3,600 m (11,800 ft.)

Hotel:  St. Regis Hotel      Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast at our 5* star hotel, this morning we will visit the Drepung Monastery. Which is one of the great three Gelug monasteries of Tibet. Established in 1416 by Jamyang Choge, on Tosngkhapa’s main disciples, the Drepung Monastery is home of Ganden Palace, which previously served as the Dalai Lama’s palace before later moving on to the Potala Palace.

In the afternoon we head out to explore another of the famous three of the Gelug monasteries in Tibet – the Sera Monastery. Founded in 1419 by another main follower of Tsongkhapa, Jamchen Chojey, the main fascination of this monastery is the lively scene of the monks debating Buddhist scriptures in the courtyard behind the monastery in the afternoon. This monastery is dedicated in the fundamental precepts of Buddhism.

Sera survived the ravage of the Cultural Revolution with light damage, although many of the lesser colleges were destroyed. We also explore nearby lhasa and meet local Tibetan, try Tibetan butter tea and experience Tibetan culture.

Overnight: Lhasa    Elevation: ‎ nearly 3,600 m (11,800 ft.)

Hotel:  St. Regis Hotel      Meals: Breakfast

Departure to Gonggar airport and fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel– Back to Katmandu for a free day. 

You can relax at your hotel or just explore your own. We are in a really nice  5* Hotel which is located centrally.

Overnight: Kathmandu    Elevation: ‎1,400 m (4,600 ft.)      

Hotel:  Marriott Hotel/ Yak and Yeti Hotel      Meals: Breakfast 

As our flight nears Bhutan we can experience incredible views of the Himalayas including the holy Chomolhari and Jichu Drake peaks. At the airport, a representative from Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions will meet you and will Transfer to Thimphu and visit the National Memorial Chorten. Later, see Tashichho Dzong, a 13th-century Buddhist monastery and fortress.You undergo a wonderful transition on this morning’s included flight. Leaving behind one of the big city, you step from your plane into a land of otherworldly calm.

Shrines dot the emerald-green Paro Valley. Terraced rice fields defy common sense as they climb the hillsides to forests of rhododendron and pine. Bhutan wears Buddhism on its sleeve, and we’ll get early lessons in the vocabulary of its structures. Remember stupa. It’s the Sanskrit word for a mound-like structure that shelters relics, and it’s sometimes called a chorten.

On a single stop, we’ll see Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese styles gathered at the union of two rivers. And a dzong is the classic Himalayan fortress whose high walls enclose a complex of courtyards and temples. The oldest is Simtokha Dzong, built in 1627, where we pay a guided visit.

Our destination is Thimphu, the nation’s capital. With our local guide, we’ll stroll the city’s streets to the King’s Memorial, circled by an endless string of Bhutanese, murmuring mantras and spinning prayer wheels. 

Overnight: Thimphu    Elevation: ‎ 2,320 m (7,656 ft.)

Hotel: Le Meridian  ‎ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early breakfast, we will drive over the Dochula Pass, seeing the colorful prayer flags en route to Punakha. Stop at Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of the Divine Madman), continuing to Punakha Dzhong.

Back at lower altitude, we follow a path through mustard and rice fields. Along the way we pass through the rural villages, pausing at the tiny settlement of Pana where our guide arranges meeting the people who live here. Then it’s on to Chimi Lhakhang, reminiscent of a stout pagoda and perched on a hillock in the middle of the river valley.

Punakha was chosen as the country’s winter capital because it sits in a warmer-than-typical valley. The mild climate explains the groves of oranges, mangos and bananas we see. After settling into our hotel, we’ll explore the town. It’s quite typical to share the streets with the Layap, yak herding tribespeople who trek down from their high- altitude villages, dressed in conical bamboo hats and black woolen coats.

As at all of our meals, we’ll dine on Bhutanese specialties. The nutty- tasting local rice is a staple. The national dish is ema datshi, a stew of chilis and cheese. Bhutan tradition has it that, when offered food, you cover your mouth and decline...after another invitation or two, you accept!

Overnight: Punakha    Elevation: ‎ ‎1,242 m (4,075 ft)                         

Hotel: Dhensa boutique hotel  ‎ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive overland to Paro, stopping to visit local farmers at their farmhouse, an opportunity to better understand their traditional way of life. Once in Paro, view the religious thankga (scroll) paintings and the natural history collection at the National Museum. Continue to Rinpung Dzong, a monastery and fortress along a mountain river.

As Bhutan’s rivers tumble down from the mountains, they roll and smooth the rocks, creating white cobbled banks of stone. Where the Pho Chhu (Father River) and Mo Chhu (Mother River) meet, Punakha Dzong – one of the country’s grandest structures – stands guard. Damaged by fires and earthquake over the past four centuries, it has been fully restored by the current king.

It’s no wonder the Paro Valley holds divine sway over Bhutan. Snow Mount Chomolhari soars over its northern reaches. Intensely blue glacial melt roars down through deep gorges to water the fertile valley, famous for its red rice. It seems like every pine copse and hillock comes with its own myth or legend. To breathe in the beauty, we take a woodland walk that leads to one of the distinctively arched covered bridges, a stone inlaid path and Rinpung Dzong.

Overnight: Paro    Elevation: ‎ ‎ 2,200 m (7,200ft).                                     

Hotel: Meridien Paro Riverfront‎        Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, you may choose to attempt the climb to Taktsang Monastery (“Tiger’s Nest”). This hike is intentionally difficult, intended as an arduous pilgrimage for Buddhist devotees. The walk up to the famous Tigers Nest takes about 2.5 hours along a good trail through the forests.

It is up hill all the way. If you don’t feel like straining yourself, you can take (hire) a pony ride till the halfway point. Ponies are only allowable up to a certain area. You will have to cover the remaining part of the journey on foot. The trail goes through a dense forest filled with pine trees. Once on top the view from this temple is incredible. This is one of the holiest places in Bhutan and it is a miracle how the Bhutanese managed to build it on this location. Legend says Guru Rinpoche gave them a helping hand. . Later, try your hand at archery, Bhutan’s national sport.

Overnight: Paro    Elevation: ‎ ‎ 2,200 m (7,200ft).                                     

Hotel: Meridien Paro Riverfront‎        Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we fly to Kathmandu from Bhutan. Our expert local guide will drive you to the Paro International Airport on time to catch your flight to Kathmandu, Nepal. As the plane departs from Bhutan, feast your eyes for the last time on the green Bhutanese landscape. Savor magnificent views of snowcapped mountains and rolling green hills. In less than an hour you reach Kathmandu.

Afternoon, we visit local food market where locals buy, clothes, fruit ,vegetables & grains. We also visit local market like Ason, Chettrapati as well as Thamel areas.

Ride by Ride by rickshaw to thamel and stroll through the bazaar and old city. Visit the Garden of Dreams, a peaceful oasis if you are looking for a quiet time in the middle of a bustling city. Stop at the cafe for a delightful lunch. Enjyou you’re, Last minute shopping around local market.This evening, enjoy a lecture by a Mount Everest Sherpa  &  Enjoy dinner with local Sherpa family. 

Overnight: Kathmandu    Elevation: ‎1,400 m (4,600 ft.)      

Hotel:  Marriott Hotel/ Yak and Yeti Hotel      Meals: Breakfast & Dinner with Sherpa Family

Our adventure in the Himalayas comes to an end today! A representative from Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions will take us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight.

Included meals:Breakfast

Accommodation

Nepal

  1. Kathmandu:  Marriot Hotel or Yak and Yeti Hotel
  2. Nagarkot: Club Himalaya or Hotel Country Villa

Tibet

  • Lhasa: St. Regis Lhasa or Shangri-La Lhasa

Bhutan

  1. Thimpu: Le Méridien
  2. Punakha: Dhensa boutique hotel
  3. Paro: Le Méridien Paro, Riverfront

All above hotel are first class international standard hotel and resort. Still, you can upgrade your hotel in Nepal and Bhutan with paying additional cost that involves upgrading hotels. Please see the hotels options as below

  1. Thimphu: Taj Tashi 
  2. Punakha:COMO Uma Punakha
  3. Paro:  COMO Uma Paro or Six Senses Paro
  4. Kathmandu:  Dwarika’s Hotel or Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

Vital information

Best to Know: This trip is appropriate for those who are looking for luxury adventure and cultural experience with in short time. However, If you looking cheaper options with medium class Hotel (A good standard of accommodation, reasonable range of facilities) then we can offer you customized package as per your budget. Please let us know.

Best Time to Visit:  Mid February – early April Or Mid September – October 

Flight connectivity to Nepal 

We suggest booking your flight 3-4 months in advance. Sooner you book the deal you get better.

For US & European Travellers:

  1. Qatar Airways (www.qatarairways.com) Daily connections through Doha, with excellent onward flights to the USA and Europe.
  2. Etihad Airways (www.etihad.com) Daily connections via Abu Dhabi to the rest of the world.
  3. Turkish Airlines (www.turkishairlines.com) Daily connections via Istanbul.

For Malaysian Travellers:

  1. Malaysia Airlines (www.malaysiaairlines.com) For Kuala Lumpur.
  2. Malindo Air (www.malindoair.com) For Kuala Lumpur.
  3. Himalaya Airlines (www.himalaya-airlines.com) Reaches the Gulf and Malaysia.

Travelling via Bangkok

Thai Airways (www.thaiairways.com) Provides the most popular Southeast Asian route to Nepal via Bangkok.

Traveling from Singapore to Kathmandu

Singapore Airlines or Silk Airlines

If you are Travelling from China

  1. Sichuan Airlines ( www.sichuanair.com) 
  2. Air China (www.airchina.com) 
  3. Cathay Dragon (www.cathaypacific.com) Four to five flights to Beijing per week.
  4. Himalaya Airlines 

Travelling via Hong Kong

Nepal Airlines  & Cathay Dragon

Travelling via Dubai

Nepal Airlines & Fly dubai

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Wonderful Service for Luxury Tour of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

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Wonderful Service for Luxury Tour of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

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We booked 3 Country Luxury Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan Tour through Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions. We were 4 of us from Texas USA. All pre-travel info was spoken in detail with Pasang, and I very much appreciated the each country particular information, which included tipping, suggestions local foods, etc. Our trip was perfect. From the time we reached in Kathmandu, all transfers, hotels, guides, tours were perfectly executed. They organized absolutely everything so we could just arrive and go. Over the 2 weeks we travelled to Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Lhasa, Namsto Lake, Paro, Thimpu and Punaka in Bhutan.
Our driver was with us for the whole trip and was very experience. The guides arranged in each country were superb, we learnt so much from them. Hotels were clean, comfortable, safe and exceptional. For personal reasons we made small modifications to the program part way through the tour and it was no issue at all. It was very clear to us that this company guarantees that they will do everything to give you an amazing experience of Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan. We will be returning to Nepal a number of times over the next few years and we will always use this agency.

I would highly recommend this travel agency for a well-organized & exciting trip to Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.

Posted on : July 31st, 2018 7:59 AM

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