Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour - 16 Days

16 Days Itineary that covers all 3 countries Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan
Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour
What to see & doSpecific information about Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour - 16 Days
  • Duration16 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 3656m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Multi Country Tour
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Private Vehicles and Flight
  • Best Season All Year

The Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour is one of the best ways to explore the distinct Buddhist cultures of Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. These countries are known as the Himalayan Kingdoms of Asia and offer travelers an immersive experience of Buddhist pilgrimage, heritage, and traditions passed from generation. Your journey will start from the land of peace, Nepal, Gautam Buddha's birthplace. In cities like the Kathmandu Valley, you will visit several elegant pagodas, ancient temples, heritage, and stone carvings. Eventually, you will head toward Tibet, where you will visit sacred monasteries and enjoy beautiful views of tranquil pastures, turquoise lakes, and snow-capped mountains. Finally, your journey will end at Bhutan, known as "the last Shangri La in South Asia." The country is a unique blend of tranquil lifestyles and captivating landscapes.

Therefore, the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to experience Asia's mysterious and intriguing Himalayan regions. Located close to one another, these three countries are the world's top tourist destinations and have unique charm and highlights. From epic cultural immersion to classic sightseeing tours, our Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour offers a glorious opportunity to explore the history and culture of these fascinating destinations. You can customize this tour and start from any of these three countries. Outfitter Nepal provides a quick service for you to enjoy this journey without worrying about tickets, local transport, permits, visas, hotels, accommodations, etc. As one of the leading tour operators in Nepal, OutFitter Nepal aims to provide our clients with a comfortable, convenient, and safe travel experience. Especially in long excursions like Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan tours, we handle all the paperwork and management to ensure everything from arrival to departure. You can contact us to book your tour with us and customize it as per your preference, travel plans, and budget.

Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour: A Tapestry of Cultural Wonders

The aesthetic allure of the Nepal—Tibet—Bhutan journey captivates travelers worldwide. This tour combines three core elements: religious sites, beautiful nature, and rich traditional values. Let's have a brief insight into what's coming in each destination.

Nepal: Embrace Nature and Culture

Kathmandu Valley: The capital city, Kathmandu, is renowned as a cultural epicenter in the heart of Nepal. It offers visitors a beautiful blend of rich history, centuries-old heritage sites, and vibrant street markets. Spirituality and religious values permeate most valley corners, leaving travelers in awe.

Pokhara: The lake city of Pokhara is located in the mid-western region of Nepal. Situated against the majestic backdrop of the Annapurna mountain range and with the tranquil Phewa Lake in the foreground, the lake city is heaven for travelers who are adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts.

Tibet: Land of Ancient Mysteries

Jokhang Temple: The Jokhang Temple is an essential religious site in Tibetan Buddhism. It draws religious groups and pilgrims worldwide, and its intricate designs and spiritual aura make it a must-visit place in Tibet.

Potala Palace: The Potala Palace dominates the skyline of Lhasa and stands as a testament to Tibet's religious devotion and architectural genius. Once home to the Dalai Lama, this ancient art is a beacon for travelers to experience Buddhist culture and tradition.

Bhutan: A Kingdom of Happiness

Punakha Dzong represents Bhutanese craftsmanship and is a fortress between two rivers. Its significance and beauty are key highlights of this tour.

Tiger’s Nest Monastery: The Tiger Nest Monastery, also known as Paro Taktsang Monastery, sits atop a cliff and stands out as an iconic landmark of Bhutan. It signifies Bhutanese spirituality and endurance.

Thimphu Traditional Festivals: Immerse yourself in Bhutan's culture by attending traditional festivals and gatherings in Thimphu and Paro. During these occasions, you will encounter people in vibrant attire and masks, playing instruments and dancing according to their generation-old traditions.

Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour Highlights:

  • Explore the shrines of Jokhang, the spiritual heart of Tibet.
  • Walk around Potala and witness the citadel of the Dalai Lama.
  • Watch monks during their prayer meeting sessions at Drepung and Sera.
  • Follow the footsteps of pilgrims around Barkhor, a medieval pilgrim circuit.
  • Stroll around Gyantse Kumbum, which is a chorten featuring mural-filled chapels.
  • Worship and pray to a golden Buddha statue at Tashilump Monastery.

Budget Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour Cost and Inclusion

At Outfitter Nepal, our dedicated teams and local experts ensure quality service and hospitality. The total cost of the Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour is as follows: The budget package assures you of exquisite and exceptional services worth your money. Furthermore, you can customize the tour and curate the itinerary according to your interests. Besides, the total cost of the package will entirely depend on factors like transport, accommodation, trip duration, travel season, and various activities.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

After you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative from OutFitter Nepal will greet you and escort you to a hotel. You will then relax for the remainder of the day or use your spare time to stroll around Basantapur and Thamel in the evening

    Today, you will wake up early at the hotel and prepare for an entire day of sightseeing. You will walk around Bouddhanath, Basantapur, and Patan, all world heritage sites. In the afternoon, you will visit Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the world's holiest and most significant Tibetan Buddhist temples. Later in the evening, you will return to the hotel and enjoy the company of your companions and our staff members.

      On the third day of the excursion, you will prepare for the journey ahead. A private vehicle will pick you up at the hotel. The drive will then continue alongside the scenic Marsyangdi and Trisuli rivers. During the trip, you will enjoy panoramic views of Mount Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. After 8 hours of travel, you will finally arrive in Pokhara, the city of lakes. Besides, you can freshen up and take a short walk to the lakeside area to enjoy a pleasant evening before you sleep for the night.

        This full-day sightseeing tour includes a scenic drive to Sarangkot, where you can enjoy a glorious sunrise over the majestic Himalayan mountain range of the Annapurna region. You will also visit several other tourist attractions of Pokhara, such as Set Gandaki Gorge, Phewa Lake, Bindhyabasini Temple, Barahi Temple, Davis Falls, and so on.

          On day five of the tour, you will leave Pokhara and head towards Chitwan on a private vehicle. The 8 hours journey will end after you arrive at a hotel or a jungle lodge,

            Your second day in Chitwan starts with an early morning breakfast. Afterward, you are escorted and mounted on an elephant's back for an adventurous jungle safari through the dense wilderness. After the safari, you will also visit the elephant stable, where you will witness baby and adult elephants enjoying a refreshing bath by the river. Moreover, in the afternoon, you will go for a canoe ride down the fantastic Rapti River, where you will come across aquatic animals such as freshwater dolphins, muggers, and Gharial crocodiles. The day ends as you make your way back to the hotel.

            We may even go birding or nature walks and come closer to the wild flora and fauna in the park. Overnight in Chitwan.

              After breakfast, you will go bird-watching in the early hours of the morning. Eventually, you will pack your belongings in the hotel and drive back to Kathmandu. Besides, if you are free in the evening, you can spend your time strolling in nearby areas and coffee shops.

                On your flight to Lhasa, you will enjoy stunning views of the glorious Himalayan mountains of Nepal, such as Mount Kanchenjunga and Mount Everest. The flight ends after you arrive at Gonggar Airport in Lhasa. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by our staff members, who will escort you to the designated hotel in Lhasa. We highly recommend you spend the rest of the day resting to adapt yourself to the surrounding environment.

                  The day begins with breakfast at your hotel in Lhasa. Shortly after, you will visit the gorgeous Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Built in the 17th century, these works of art offer amazing views of the entire city and the surrounding landscapes. In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore the Dalai Lama's private quarters and other state rooms and chapels.

                    Today, the tour continues as you visit Barkhor Bazaar, Drepung Monastery, Jorkhang Temple, and Sera Monastery. The glorious Drepung Monastery was built during the 14th century and sheltered 10,000 monks in the past. On the other hand, the Sera Monastery is another example of a well-preserved monastery with golden roofs and white-washed walls. Likewise, the Jokhang Tempe is a sacred site for Bisshist, comprising several Tibetan customs and traditions mysteries. Tibetan people's religious beliefs, culture, and history are firmly centered and concentrated in these marvelous monuments.

                      You will make preparations early in the morning, and our staff members will escort you from the hotel to the airport, where you will depart from Tibet for Kathmandu.

                        Today, you will leave for Bhutan from Kathmandu, Nepal. Shortly after you arrive at Paro Airport, our Bhutanese guide will greet you and escort you to a private vehicle. Eventually, you will begin an hour-long road journey to Thimpu, where you will be given a brief briefing about the Bhutan tour. You can also quickly stop on the highway and explore the Tachogang Lhakhang temple, built during the 16th century. You can enjoy scenic views of the surrounding villages from here. Moreover, you can visit the local market after you arrive in Thimpu and immerse yourself in the local commerce and culture.

                          On day 13 of the tour, you will explore some of the major attractions around the capital city of Thimpu. These include the Third King Memorial Stupa, the Giant Buddha Dordenma Statue, the Bhutan Postal Museum, the National Library of Bhutan, the Thimphu Dzong, the Folk Heritage Museum, and the Takin Zoo. In the evening, you can visit local markets and interact with the natives.

                            Our day begins with breakfast as we prepare for the hike to Taktsang Monastery. The short excursion is a delight for travelers who want to experience Bhutan's spirituality and nature. If the hike gets challenging, you must walk slowly and gradually. Eventually, you will be rewarded with beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding area and the pristine Taktsang monastery. You can also visit the caves near the monasteries and interact with the local monks.

                              Today, you will leave Bhutan and catch a flight back to Kathmandu. Our staff members will help you with your luggage and escort you to the airport. After your arrival, you can cruise through the city and try local cuisines and drinks or enjoy a relaxing evening in the hotel.

                                Our vehicles will be on standby outside your hotel to take you to the international airport for your departure. We are confident that you enjoyed this remarkable tour with us, and we hope you will join us again to create long-lasting memories in Nepal. It’s been wonderful traveling with you, and we hope to see you again.

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                                  Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

                                  Local Etiquette: Immersing Respectfully

                                  Understanding and respecting local customs in your Nepal Bhutan Tour is essential for enriching encounters and enhancing your travel experience. Each country has distinct cultural norms and traditions, so you must acquaint yourselves with the local customs to ensure meaningful and respectful interactions.

                                  The Bhutan Nepal Tibet Tour is more than just a travel experience; it's a journey through time, cultures, and unparalleled landscapes. Proper preparation ensures that every moment spent in these countries is cherished, from understanding visa processes to respecting local customs. If you're considering multiple tour packages, our comprehensive Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour Package is designed meticulously to ensure travelers' needs are consistently met.

                                  Journeying through the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour: Your Transportation Guide

                                  Navigating the serene landscapes during the Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan tours offers serenity and excitement. Transportation, among other elements, plays an integral part in providing a seamless experience to travelers during the trip to ensure a convenient travel experience. Here are some detailed briefings on the transportation features during your journey.

                                  •  Domestic Flights: You don’t need to worry about long and tiring road trips during the tour. Our OutFitter Nepal tour package will ensure you travel airborne between these countries.
                                  • Comfort on the Road: As you market these countries' natural beauty and historical wonders, you will be seated on a fully air-conditioned private vehicle for sightseeing.

                                  The Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour package is meticulously curated and designed according to your preferences. It offers significant highlights of each destination and a journey marked by efficiency and comfort. From air-conditioned vehicles to domestic and international flights, every aspect of the tour ensures you can get the most out of the travel experience.

                                  Tour Guides

                                  Our staff members and tour guides are certified and well-trained. They know their surroundings and can quickly and comfortably solve difficult situations. They are also fluent in English and have sufficient knowledge of local history and culture.

                                  Meals and Accommodation in Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour

                                  A good meal plan is essential to replenishing lost strength during the Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan trek. On this particular journey, you can enjoy a diverse range of unique cuisines and beverages. Besides, we suggest you not consume anything that might compromise your health. If you want to try something new along the way, it is advisable to consult with the tour guide.

                                  On the other hand, the tour also features a wide range of accommodation facilities. The journey is about exploring and experiencing the culture and breathtaking wonders of these countries and resting and rejuvenating after each adventurous day.

                                  Diverse Accommodation Options

                                  During your tour of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan, expect a wide range of accommodations tailored to your needs and preferences.

                                  1. Kathmandu: In the heart of the capital city, you will find solace at a reputed three-star hotel, ensuring a blend of local charm and luxury.
                                  2. Pokhara: Bask in the serene Phewa Lake of Pokhara and relax in comfortable accommodation establishments.
                                  3. Tibet's Heartlands: Whether you are in Shigatse, Lhasa, or Kerung, anticipate warm hospitality in three-star hotels that offer top service and relaxation.
                                  4. Bhutan’s Tranquility: Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and cultural diversity as you replenish yourself in accommodation establishments like Hotel Modhara, Hotel Peeling, or Hotel Sonam Gang.

                                  Amenities: More than Just a Stay

                                  Outfitter Nepal's Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour packages prioritize your comfort. Here are a few glimpses of the additional facilities you can enjoy during the trip.

                                  • Connectivity: You can stay connected with your friends and family by sharing some of your experiences in real-time through Wi-Fi.
                                  • Energizing Mornings: Start your day with a warm and hearty breakfast, which includes a wide range of international and local delicacies.
                                  • Relaxation: Enjoy the service of wellness centers and spas to rejuvenate.

                                  The Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour is a travel experience of a lifetime. Your day will be peaceful and comfortable with the best accommodations and amenities.

                                  Country Visa and Entry Procedure for Bhutan

                                  All travelers who seek to enter Bhutan require a Visa, except visitors from Bangladesh, India, and the Maldives. A foreign travel agent or Bhutanese Tour Operator processes the visa through an online system. To apply, a photo page of the passport must be sent to the respective personnel. The Tourism Council of Bhutan will then process the document for a charge of USD 40.

                                  Visa and Entry Procedure for Tibet

                                  Travelers entering Tibet from Nepal require a Tibet Visa and a China Group Tourist Visa. The travel agency will handle the procedure, and you must sign the tour contract by submitting your passport and paying a certain amount of charge. Information will be gathered from your documents and forwarded to the Tibet Tourism Bureau. Besides, it is essential to note that the Chinese embassy will only issue a visa if a passport has at least six months of validity.

                                  Recommended routes for traveling between Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan

                                  Depending on your needs and preferences, you can start your journey from these three places. Nonetheless, Starting a trip from Nepal is regarded to be the most easily accessible and beneficial for travelers. Here are two routes to commence the Nepal Bhutan Tibet tour.

                                  Here are two routes to consider for the Nepal Bhutan and Tibet Tour.

                                  Route 1: Arrival in Bhutan-Flight to Nepal-Drive to Tibet

                                  • The route starts after your flight and is in Paro, Bhutan.
                                  • You will explore the planned destination in Bhutan and fly to Kathmandu.
                                  • After completing the itinerary in Nepal, the trip heads towards Tibet by private vehicle.

                                  Route 2: Arrival in Tibet-Drive to Nepal-Flight to Bhutan

                                  • The trip begins after you reach Lhasa, Tibet.
                                  • After exploring Tibet, you will drive to Kathmandu on schedule.
                                  • You will visit numerous places and destinations in Kathmandu, Nepal, and fly to Bhutan.
                                  • Most Common Questions about Tibet Nepal Bhutan Tour

                                  What is the best time for the Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan tour?

                                  September to October and March to June are considered the best times to visit these destinations. However, you must note that international tourists traveling to Tibet from February to March are only allowed to do so.

                                  How much does a Nepal Bhutan Tibet tour usually cost?

                                  The total cost of the tour will depend on several factors. So, you need to consider whether you want budget travel or lavish facilities throughout the journey. The food you eat and the extra amenities you use will also significantly contribute to the total cost of the tour. Besides, we suggest you travel in an organized group, which will significantly lower the cost of the trip ahead.

                                  Can I take the train to Tibet from Nepal?

                                  Unfortunately, no direct train links Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan.

                                  What About Tipping the Guides?

                                  Tipping our guides is expressing gratitude for their service and hospitality. The basic principle of the act is to reward good service with a fair amount. Normally, you can tip up to 5 USD per day, but it will also depend on your preference and financial restrictions.

                                  Where to Stay in Tibet?

                                  Accommodation establishments are very easy to find in Tibet. There are several options to choose from. Big cities like Shigatse and Lhasa have wide options, ranging from cheap youth hostels to 3-star and higher luxury hotels.

                                  How are the Toilets in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan Tour?

                                  Using toilets during travel can be challenging for most Western travelers, so it is best to keep your expectations moderate. Nonetheless, most accommodations will have Western-style toilets and an attached washroom. Besides, it is advisable to carry sufficient sanitizers, tissue paper, and toilet paper.

                                  Are There Some Dos and Don'ts?

                                  Photography is prohibited in monasteries and religious sites in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. You are also advised to dress modestly when visiting sacred sites. Additionally, avoid sensitive topics like politics and religion during your travels. Always follow the tour guide's lead and seek guidance if you need clarification.

                                  How to Prevent Altitude Sickness in Tibet?

                                  During the Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan tours, you must allow ample rest to acclimate to the high-altitude region. Do not rush and walk at a slower pace to prevent altitude sickness. Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.

                                  Dates & Prices

                                  All of Outfitter Nepal's published departure dates are guaranteed. If the listed dates do not match your travel plans, we are happy to curate an itinerary based on your desired date. So, please let us know what type of tour you are searching for, and let our travel experts tailor a journey to your dream destination.

                                  Most Recommended Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tours

                                  To facilitate our wonderful clients with unique preferences, we have listed our best Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour package. You can flexibly choose to start the tour from any of these places, and we can help customize a travel plan according to your needs.

                                  What Makes Outfitter Nepal Different?

                                  • We have an extensive network of tour partners in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan.
                                  • Quick service for booking flights, private vehicles, and top accommodation establishments.
                                  • Customer service personnel to handle your queries.
                                  • Decades of experience operating tours in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan.
                                  Client ReviewsTravelers talk about Outfitter Nepal
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                                    StephenBAustralia,November 08, 2019
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                                    5 weeks in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

                                    I started looking at a simple Trekking Holiday in Nepal and after finding Outfitter Nepal's website and getting "good vibes" talking to them we eventually decided to go the "Whole Hog" and booked a 1 month holiday with them including the overland trip to Lhasa from Kathmandu, a 5 day trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill and an 8 night tour of Bhutan, plus free days in Kathmandu for us to explore the valley by ourselves.

                                    Arjun who does all the email communications was fantastic, prepared to adjust the itinerary to suit our needs, for instance we dropped travelling to Chitwan to have more days in Bhutan, and added destinations in Bhutan that weren't on their website.

                                    Before we were due to leave Australia, they notified us the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu was closing an dour Tibet portion of the tour was at risk, but we changed our arrival to a day early and they readjusted the Tibet and Nepal portions so it all went ahead.

                                    Raj who looks after you on arrival and throughout is also fantastic, making sure all is organised. I could write forever, but its easiest to say, each part of our holiday went well, the guides and drivers were lovely, good english and took care of out every need. The accommodation was very good.

                                    I think Outfitter's are a very professional well run company that takes pride in looking after their customers, do yourself a favour and book with them.

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