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21 Days
Availability : All years
Tribhuvan International Airport
Min Age : All ages
Max People : 10
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Asian Heritage Trek Operator has prepared a special Nepal Tibet and Bhutan Highlights Tour. It includes the best highlights package for three different countries. A heritage tour in Kathmandu, Sightseeing in Lhasa, and discovering the Paro of Bhutan are great fun. Nepal Tibet and Bhutan Highlights Tour will discover the lifestyle and living culture of three different countries.



Price Includes

  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • International flight ticket from Ktm-Paro & Paro-Kathmandu.
  • International flight ticket from Kathmandu - Lhasa - Kathmandu.
  • Domestic flight ticket from Kathmandu - to Pokhara.
  • 5-night accommodation in 4*Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu on a breakfast basis.
  • 1-night accommodation in Sakya Guest House or similar in Lumbini on a full board basis
  • 3-night accommodation in Batika Classic Hotel or similar in Pokhara on a breakfast basis.
  • 2-night accommodation in Rain Forest Resort or similar in Chitwan on a full board basis.
  • 4-night accommodation in 3* hotel in Bhutan on Full Board basis.
  • 5 night accommodation in available hotel in Tibet on breakfast basis.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
  • One local tour guide in every city and his wages and salaries.
  • Experienced and government-licensed trek and tour guide.
  • All government and local taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Food (Lunch & Dinner) in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Tibet & all Drinks/Beverage bills.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All entry fees for heritage sites (Approx. 70$ per person: Nepal Highlights).
  • Tipping (Tips).
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
  • Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
  • Any other items not mentioned in includes section.

DAY 1Arrival In Kathmandu

Welcome To Kathmandu Nepal!
As you arrive, Asian Heritage Treks & Travel representative will welcome you at the Airport with your nameplate. Then, you shall immediately be transferred to the hotel. On the way to Hotel, you will pass by the Open cremation Place (Pashupatinath temple), Royal Palace Museum i.e. Narayanhity, and Garden Of Dream before you reach Thamel. Your hotel shall be downtown at Touristic Hub. Our representative will facilitate you and discuss your travel itinerary. There will be enough time to stroll through the street of Thamel. 

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites & Spa or similar

DAY 2Sightseeing In Kathmandu.

After Breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up along with the driver and a vehicle. Firstly you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site where you can observe the typical wood-carved temples and buildings reflecting the ancient Kathmandu city. Afterward, we shall head towards Swyambhunath- the monkey temple where you can observe the panoramic view of Kathmandu city. 
Then after, you will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest pilgrimage sites for the Hindu religion people in south-east Asia. You will explore the surroundings and observe the ritual body cremating ceremony process of the Hindu people. We can also visit another pilgrimage site nearby the Pashupatinath Temple i.e. Guweyswori Temple. 
Lastly, we shall visit Boudhanath Stupa, another UNESCO world heritage site. The Stupa was built in 600 A.D. and is the only one of kind of Stupa which reflects Buddhism in the world. We shall explore the surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa. After completing our sightseeing, you can get back to the hotel and enjoy some rest. 

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites & Spa or similar

DAY 3Fly To Lhasa (3650 m)

On the third day of the Nepal Tibet and Bhutan Highlights Tour, you will fly to Lhasa. Upon arrival, our Tibet agent will welcome you to Lhasa Gonggar Airport (LXA). Then you shall be transferred to the hotel by a private vehicle. Lhasa is situated on the north bank of the Kyi-chu River. Kyi Chu means “Place of the Gods” in Tibet. For the rest of the day, let your body acclimatize to the higher altitude. 

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel in Lhasa.

DAY 4Lhasa Sightseeing

After breakfast, we begin exploring Lhasa. First, we visit the beautiful Potala (Winter Palace) and Norbulingka Palaces (Summer Palace). Built in the 17th century, Potala Palace provides amazing views of the entire city. The houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama are great to explore. Norbulingka Palace houses the largest man-made garden in Tibet.
Next, we visit the Tibet Traditional Hospital. It is the center for the treatment, training, research, and production of Tibetan medicine.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel in Lhasa.

DAY 5Lhasa Sightseeing

After breakfast, we shall visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Bazaar. Drepung Monastery, which was built in the 14th century, is the world’s largest monastery. It is believed to have sheltered around 10,000 monks in the past. But these days, there has been quite a decline resulting in only a few hundred. 
The history and religious beliefs of the Tibetan people are concentrated in this marvelous monastery. Sera Monastery is a preserved monastery with whitewashed walls and golden roofs. Monks debating held from 3-5 pm every day apart from Sundays is the main attraction of this monastery. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site of Tibet. It unravels deep-seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Inside, you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni when he was twelve years old. We further stroll through Barkhor Bazaar (market). With its open-air stalls, shops, and crowds of pilgrims, it is the nerve center of Lhasa.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel in Lhasa.

DAY 6Drive From Lhasa To Shigatse (3900 m) Travel Duration: 5-6 Hours

On the sixth day of the Nepal Tibet and Bhutan Highlights Tour, you will drive from Lhasa to Shigatse. On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m) and get a chance to have a glimpse of Yamdrok-Tso Lake (4400 m) which is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains where you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191 m) the highest mountain near Lhasa. Later, we pass by the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet’s third-largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress. After some time, we finally reach Shigatse, which is the second-largest city in Tibet. Overnight in Shigatse.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel at Shigatse.

DAY 7Drive Back To Lasha Via Gyantse

Today, we drive back to Lhasa via Gyantse. You can stand on the viewing platform and view the vast Yalong Riverbed. Finally, we reach Lhasa. Upon reaching Lhasa, check in to your hotel and have a rest. 

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel in Lhasa.

DAY 8Lhasa To Kathmandu

On the eighth day of the Nepal Tibet and Bhutan Highlights Tour, you will have a flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu. On the way, you can see the majestic mountains from high up in the sky and enjoy the blue sky with cotton clouds. Our representative will pick you up at the airport and drop you at your hotel.

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar

DAY 9Sightseeing In Patan & Bhaktapur.

Today, our guide shall receive you and then drive you to Patan for sightseeing. In Patan, you will be visiting other heritage like Krishna Temple and Patan Durbar Square. Later on, you visit the Patan Museum, where you can learn more about the history of Patan and the kings. You also visit the Golden Temple and Banglamukhi Temple, a major attraction for both Hindu and Buddhist people.
Then after we will be visiting Bhaktapur where you will be amazed by the architecture. Observe the old wood-carved buildings all around Bhaktapur. Explore the surroundings and visit the Nyatapola Temple, the biggest temple in Nepal. Here, you can also take the pottery-making class using traditional methods. You will visit Pottery Square. You will be taught to design and adorn your pot with beautiful patterns and inscriptions.

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar

DAY 10Arrival In Paro & Drive To Thimphu (2300 m) Drive Duration: 2.5 Hours

Arrival at Paro international airport by flight. You will be received by our office representative and transferred to Thimphu. From Paro, you enjoy the spectacular view of Everest and Kanchenjunga. Also, you can enjoy the awesome view of the sacred Chomolhari and JichuDrakey of Bhutan. You can also wander on your own to stroll Thimphu streets or relax in your hotel.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel at Thimpu.

DAY 11Thimphu Sightseeing

After breakfast, we shall visit the market that is open for 4 days a week (on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday). We also visit the handmade paper mill, School of Arts and Crafts where students learn 13 different arts. Then, we drive pass Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King. We shall visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley. We also visit an enclosure where the national animal is kept and a Zilukha Nunnery.

Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel at Thimpu.

DAY 12 Thimphu To Punakha (1350 m) Driving Duration: 2.5 Hours

After breakfast, drive through Dochula Pass at 3050 m. When the weather is clear, one can enjoy the spectacular view of the highest mountains in Bhutan. After a short tea break, we continue to sub-tropical Punakha. In the afternoon, visit the nunnery and walk down to your hotel. 

Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel at Punakha.

DAY 13Paro Sightseeing

After having breakfast, we shall visit KichuLhakhang. It’s one of the 2 oldest temples in the country. We shall also visit the historic DrukgyalDzong (Fortress) and hike Tiger’s Nest. It’s the most important temple in the country that hangs on a granite cliff. Later in the evening, you can stroll around the local street of Paro.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel at Paro.

DAY 14Paro To Kathmandu Flight & Kathmandu - Pokhara Flight

In the morning, after breakfast, you will fly to Kathmandu. You can enjoy the spectacular view of the mountains from the window seat. Upon arrival, at Kathmandu, our guide will assist and you will fly to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara you will check in at the hotel and rest in the evening. You can also go around the streets of Pokhara to enjoy the evening if you want.

Accommodation: Overnight in Batika Classic Hotel or similar

DAY 15Pokhara Sightseeing

Today, you will be sightseeing the beautiful Pokhara. The enigmatic Davi’s Falls is a few minute’s drives away. The Pardi Khola, an outflow from Phewa Lake makes the fall. Devi’s Fall disappears into a mysterious cavern in the ground as it creates magnificent sprays. 

Another attraction is the Seti Gandaki River, which flows right through the heart of the town. The limestone in the soil gives the river its milky color. At certain spots, the Seti Gandaki runs completely underground. Several Tibetan settlements around Pokhara sell handicraft goods & Tibetan carpets. Moreover, we shall visit Davi’s Waterfall, Gupteswor Mahade, and International Mountain Museum.

Accommodation: Overnight in Batika Classic Hotel or similar

DAY 16Pokhara Sightseeing

Today, you begin with an early drive to Sarangkot. Here, we can capture the tranquil and magical view of the city before sunrise. The first rays of sunlight hitting the mountains in the background are magnificent. Further, Sarangkot offers panoramic views of the Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and other mountains. 
Thereafter, we shall go boating at Fewa Lake and we shall hike towards Peace Stupa. Pokhara Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist pagoda-style monument located on Anadu Hill of Kaski. The boat trip crossing Phewa Lake from Pumdi Bhumdi Bay to Phewa Ghat lasts up to half an hour. It’s a good opportunity to enjoy the sight of Himalayan peaks reflecting on the water. It is also a relaxing way to end a hiking day and a panoramic loop at the World Peace Pagoda. 

Accommodation: Overnight in Batika Classic Hotel or similar

DAY 17 Drive To Lumbini, Driving Duration: 6-7 Hours

Today, we shall drive you to Lumbini. You will visit SCARED GARDEN with the Mayadevi temple depicting the birth of Lord Buddha. You will witness the Ashoka pillar pinpointing the place of birth of the Buddha. You will also see a Sakyan Tank where Mayadevi, the mother of the Buddha is supposed to have taken a dip before bringing forth the baby. There are many other remnants of monasteries and Chaityas built over the centuries.

Accommodation: Overnight in Sakya Guest House or similar

DAY 18 Lumbini Sightseeing And Chitwan Drive

Today we shall visit Lumbini in the early morning. You will explore German Monastery, Chinese Monastery, Thai Monastery, International nuns, and the Golden Temple. Moreover, the Peaceful Monastic zone flourishes the teachings of Lord Buddha. Learn about the different cultures in different monastic zones of Lumbini. After finishing sightseeing, you will continue the journey to Chitwan. You will reach Chitwan in the early evening and check in to the hotel. 

Accommodation: Overnight in Rain Forest Resort or similar

DAY 19 Chitwan Activities

Today we shall first walk around the jungle of Chitwan. Then, we shall dive deep down into the forest in the local jeep to trace the footprints of the tiger. Further, get prepared for a glimpse of the one-horned rhino, Asian elephant, Spotted Deer (Chital), Barking Deer, Hog Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer, Black Buck, Bull, Wild Boar, Wild Dog, Leopard, and many other wild animals. After completing the jungle safari, we head for the canoe trip. You will canoe ride along the Rapti River. You will see the varieties of birds in the river along with the canoe trip.

Accommodation: Overnight in Rain Forest Resort or similar

DAY 20 Chitwan – Kathmandu, Drive Duration: 6-7 Hours

Today we shall drive back to Kathmandu. Later on, you can stroll through the street of the Thamel. You can buy gifts as a token of love for your friends and family. Else you can rest in the hotel and pack your bags as this is the last day before you fly out to your destination the next day. This marks the end of the Nepal Tibet and Bhutan Highlights Tour.

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar 

DAY 21 Departure

Your trip will come to an end today. First, you will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements. Then, we shall transfer you to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. You will reach the airport 3 hours before your flight schedule.

Have a safe journey onward.

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