Reach Paro at Bhutan International Airport via respective airlines from your last and previous port of call, on arrival at Paro airport complete immigration and visa formalities and then you will be received by our native guide for short transfer to your hotel in Paro, with afternoon free for leisure walks around the streets and market of Paro.
Tour begins after breakfast, guide takes you for an hour climb to Bhutan’s famous old Taksang Monastery “The Tiger's Nest”. Actually a place for meditation and retreats of monks and priests, located on high overhanging rock cliff facing grand views of Paro valley and distant mountain range, from here downhill with short drive to 17th century Ta-Dzong.
On completing tour of Paro, depart from the hotel in Paro for afternoon scenic drive of few hours to reach at Thimphu, capital city of Bhutan, an interesting drive that takes you through lovely countryside dotted by farm villages enriched with interesting Buddhist monuments.
On arrival at Thimphu transfer to respective hotels, Thimphu a semi-modern city of Bhutan where all traffic is still controlled by traffic police with a whistle.
Morning after breakfast our local Bhutanese guide will take you around Thimphu memorial stupas, indigenous hospital, where traditional medicine is still practiced and traditional painting school.
Tour includes traditional Hand Made Paper Mill, School of Arts and Crafts where students learns 13 different ways of arts used predominantly in Bhutan.
Here visit Folk Heritage Museum, National Library and Traditional Institute of Medicine. Drive to the Zilukha nunnery where you can interact with nuns.
Tour extends to Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple of valley with short scenic drive to large and recently built Buddha statue, with wonderful view of entire Thimphu valley, after an interesting tour return back to hotel with afternoon free for individual activities.
Morning drive back to Paro with few stops for a visit of 1927-29 AD fort, built by King Shabdung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified the Kingdom of Bhutan, after a nice good drive back at Paro.
Depending upon flight time to Kathmandu our guide transfer you to Paro international airport for the flight to reach Nepal in Kathmandu, during air enjoy fantastic views of Himalayan range of peaks, on reaching Kathmandu and Nepal International airport.
From the airport meet our staff for transfer to your hotel with half day tour around Old Durbar Square within ancient palace and royal courtyard of great historical interest, rest of the afternoon for individual activities and to obtain Tibet Entry visa and permits.
Full day tour of Kathmandu visit takes you around great historical and cultural sites of great interest, tour takes you to famous old Swayambhunath a Buddhist Stupa, located on a green hill top, where one can enjoy full panorama of Kathmandu city.
The Stupa of Swayambhunath of more than 2,500 years history and main landmark and pride of Nepal.
From here tour takes you at Patan also called Lalitpur, means a city of great arts and crafts, visit beautiful ancient palace and courtyard of Malla dynasty with more than 6th to 12th Centuary old monuments and artistic buildings.
After Patan tour takes you to famous holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath a beautiful golden terra-cotta roofed temple the area of Pashupatinath flooded with pilgrims from all around Nepal and India.
Pashupatinath temple, main Hindu holy place for pilgrimage where once a year great festival takes place to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Shiva, the main famous and popular Hindu god.
After Pashupatinath a short drive to Bouddhanath, an impressive location and world largest Stupa with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
A beautiful and interesting huge monument surrounded by colorful markets where you can observe Buddhist pilgrims and worshippers with impressive culture and custom similar to Tibetan traditions.
From here back to hotel with time for Lhasa, Tibet preparation next morning.
Morning as per flight time for Lhasa flight transfer to Kathmandu airport for scenic flight of an hour or more to land at Tibet international airport near to Lhasa.
After going through security and immigration check and then exit out of air terminal where our Tibetan guide and driver will receives you for short drive in the heart of Lhasa city, within local areas populated by Tibetans.
Afternoon relax and take a short walk around Barkhor market square where most of the hotels are located.
Full day tour of Lhasa around exciting and impressive sites of great interest, where tour starts with magnificent Potala Palace the landmark of Tibet, built early 640 AD. Originally a meditation cave of famous king Songs Tsen Gampo where Potala Palace was constructed.
After an impressive tour of Potala a winter palace from 5th Dalai Lama onward to 14th Dalai Lama, from here visit Norbulingkha a summer palace of late 12th and present 14th Dalai Lama (who is in exile since 1960’s).
A beautiful palace with nice and well-tended garden visit the palace interior and observe the life style of Tibetan monarch and high priest.
Afternoon with time for visit at Tibet Traditional Hospital where local natural medicine of ancient days still practiced using local herbs to heal various illness and wounds which you will find it very interesting and then return to hotel with time for stroll to enjoy local culture and custom of Tibet.
Morning tour take you west of Lhasa city at Drepung Monastery, the largest and important monastery in Tibet, built as a university for Tibetan Buddhism scholar in earlier days, which was also a home of till 5th Dalai Lama before Potala Palace was built.
After Drepung, tour of Jokhang Temple which is another interesting monastery and first Buddhist temple it boasts historic importance and tales of old days.
The tour takes you into interior of the temple and on the terraces where you can catch beautiful photograph of colorful and busy Barkhor Market.
Afternoon tour of another interesting and important Shera monastery and watch young monks in debates one of the high light of the visit. Rest of the day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.
Enjoying lovely times and tour around Himalayan countries and cities, where one can fly back to Kathmandu or take a train to mainland China where you can connect your flight to respective onward destinations.
For flying back to Nepal as per flight time for Kathmandu drive early by 7 a.m. Beijing Standard Time which is 2 hrs 15 mins ahead than Nepal Standard Time.
Guide will transfer you to Gongar airport of an hour interesting drive, after bidding farewell to Tibetans guide and driver board in big aircraft for scenic flight back to Kathmandu where exciting and memorable Visit of Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet Tour concludes on reaching at the hotel in Kathmandu.
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