Nepal,Tibet and Bhutan Spiritual Tour

NEPAL TIBET AND BHUTAN SPIRITUAL TOUR

(12 Nights/ 13 Days)

This combined tour of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan provides experience of different culture around three different countries. All these destinations have different history, culture, religion and natural beauties with totally different experience. This tour includes highlights of Kathmandu, Lhasa and Paro with many spiritual monasteries, Temples and more.

5 Nights/ 6 Days at Kathmandu - 3 Nights/ 4 Days at Lhasa - 4 Nights/5 Days at Bhutan

ITINERARY

Day 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU: Arrive Kathmandu, Arrival transfer to hotel. (You can issue Nepal visa up on arrival at International airport at Kathmandu costs USD 25 Per-person for 15 days Visa .

Day 02: KATHMANDU: Kathmandu sightseeing tour - After breakfast full day (6-7 Hrs) world heritage city sightseeing of Kathmandu (Visit: Pashupatinath Temple – Hindu temple which 4 km east from the down town. Bouddhanath Stupa – The largest Buddhist stupa in South Asia which is 2km drive to north from Pashupatinath temple. Swayambhunath Stupa – The oldest Buddhist stupa which is on the hilltop, also known as Monkey Temple is 3 Km west from Kathmandu down town. Kathmandu Durbar Square – The old Royal Palace was build on the reign of Mall King (15th -17th Centaury), Living goddess Kumari House with many more monuments). Over Night at Hotel.

Day 03: KATHMANDU LHASA : After breakfast drive to airport and fly to Lhasa .It is an hour flight over the panoramic Himalayan Ranges. Arrive Gongar airport, meet with guide and transfer to Lhasa at an altitude of 3,650m situated on the north bank of Kyichu River. Afternoon rest and acclimatize at Lhasa. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 04: LHASA SIGHTSEEING TOUR: After breakfast full day sightseeing of Potala Palace, Ramoche Monastery and & Norbu Linka. Potala Palace, this legendary palace built atop a single hill is synonymous with Tibet by the first foremost king Songtsen Gompa. Norbu Linka meaning 'Treasure Park' covers an area of around 360000 sq. m. and is considered to be the biggest man made garden in Tibet. O/N Hotel

Day 05: LHASA SIGHTSEEING TOUR: After breakfast full day sightseeing of Sera Monastery, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Street. Sera Monastery, 5 Kms north of Lhasa, Sera setting is one of Lhasa's prettiest monasteries. Jokhang Temple, situated in the heart of Old Lhasa, it houses Tibet's most precious religious relic, a golden Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo. At the end of tour visit Barkhor Street which is one of the best places to explore locals, seems as center of the Lhasa. O/N Hotel

Day 06: LHASA KATHMANDU : After Breakfast transfer to airport, fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel and free day in Kathmandu.

Day 07: KATHMANDU – THIMPU:  Fly to Bhutan and drive to Thimpu (B/D)

Day 08: THIMPU SIGHTSEEING: During Thimpu tour you explore National Library, Heritage Museum, Third King's Memorial Stupa, homemade paper factory, art school, wood carving, biggest statue of Buddha, Takin's zoo, traditional medicine institute and so on. Overnight in Thimpu (B/L/D)

Day 09: THIMPU PUNAKHA EXCURSION TOUR  (150 kilometers.) 7 hrs (B/L/D):  After early morning breakfast, drive to famous Dochula Pass (3102 meters) where we get opportunity to enjoy the view of Himalayan range. Walk around 108 stupas and take some time for awesome pictures. Drive to Punakha Zong and if time permits, visit fertility temple through rice field terraces. Return to Thimpu for overnight stay. (B/L/D)

Day 10: THIMPHU PARO: After breakfast, drive back to Paro and Hike to Taktshang known as Tiger's Nest. Taktsang Monastery aka Tiger's Nest (Tiger Lair) is the holiest monument for Mahayana Buddhists. It lies in the steep hill side in the valley of Paro. It was originally constructed in 1692 around the Taktsang cave where Guru Padmasambhava is believed to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. Guru Padmasambhava is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan and Tibet. Overnight in Paro (B/L/D)

Day 11:  PARO KATHMANDU:  Arrive Kathmandu, meet with guide, transfer to Hotel. After Lunch drive to Bhaktapur city O/N Hotel at Kathmandu. (B)

Day 12: KATHMANDU: Kathmandu Free day ( Free and Easy) or Optional Tour as Everest sightseeing mountain Flight/ Dakshinkali Temple / Changunarayan Temple / Nagarkot hill station/ Patan Durbar Square / Khokana - Bungmanti / Kirtipur/ Sleeping Vishnu Temple Budanilkantha / Namobuddha/ Monasteries around Kathmandu/Temples around Kathmandu/ Day Hike / Bungee Jump etc. (B)

Day 13: DEPARTURE: Transfer to airport for the flight to home. Farewell.

TRIP COST

NEPAL PART:

COST INCLUDES

  •   All accommodation as per program on Bed and Breakfast.
  •   Sightseeing in Kathmandu with excellent English speaking tourist guide.
  •   All Transportation by Private Vehicle as per group size

COST EXCLUDES

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal nature cost, Beverages, Personal insurance & personal tips.
  • Entry fees of sightseeing places.
  • Any optional tours out of program
  • The cost not mentioned in cost includes.

TIBET PART

THE COST INCLUDE

  • All airports pick up and drop.
  • All transportation with a private Vehicle
  • All tours and sightseeing as per program with English speaking tour guide in Tibet.
  • All permits and Travel permits (For Tibet) as per program
  • All entrance fees of Monastery and monuments to visit Tibet.
  • Accommodation in Tibet as per program with breakfast

COST EXCLUDES

  •  Personal beverages,  personal rescue if necessary, personal nature cost, Personal insurance, Tibet travel Chinese Visa as separate above, Lunch and dinner, photography charge if necessary, Tips to staffs, flight ticket  for Lhasa sector as separate above.

NOTE:

We always make an effort to make your trip smooth and pleasant. However, as all Tibet tours and treks are run strictly under Tibet Tourism Bureau and with the rule of Chinese government, Spiritual Expeditions or Tibet part or its agents shall not be liable for any alternation or cancellation of program due to unavoidable circumstances beyond our control, such as blocking roads, landslides, snow political unrest of the flight cancellation, delay arrival, sickness or injury. Incurring any additional costs are borne by the customer on site.

We also recommend our customers to have full insurance against medical and personal accident risks.

BHUTAN PART:

COST INCLUDES

  • Accommodation in a Standard Hotel on twin sharing basis
  • All meals at the given hotels or local restaurants
  • All transfers & transportation within Bhutan
  • English speaking guide, monument entrance fees, sightseeing
  • 35% govt. Royalty

COST EXCLUDES

  • Airfare
  • All beverages including water consumed at hotels/restaurants
  • Hotel facilities, laundry, phone calls
  • Kathmandu – Paro – Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Taktsang horse fee
  • Insurance etc.
  • Tips to guides and drivers.

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