13 Days Classic Tibet Nepal Bhutan Group Tour
A 13 days tour begins from the center for Tibet, after a short stay and visit in Lhasa, you will head to Kathmandu by overland, where you can enjoy its rich culture and get the stunning scenic spots before we continuously forward to Bhutan, the happiest country in the world.
At a Glance
Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa
Day 2 Lhasa City Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street (B, D)
Day 3 Lhasa City Tour - Drepung, Sera Monastery (B)
Day 4 Lhasa- Shigatse via Gyantse (B)
Day 5 Shigatse to Everest Base Camp (B)
Day 6 EBC to Gyirong Border 370km
Day 7 Gyirong border to Kathmandu (B)
Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa
No matter you reach Lhasa by train or airplane, your guide will meet you and take you to your hotel. On the way, Clients may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Brahmaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and the Lhasa river.
After arrival at your hotel, the rest of the day is totally yours. You can choose to take a rest to adapt to the high altitude. Or you can go out to explore the local area directly.
Day 2: Lhasa City Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street (B, D)
After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your hotel, and bring you to the Potala Palace which is the symbol of Tibet, built in 641AD, it is also the winter palace of the Dalai lama.
After lunch, we will go head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. It was the spiritual center of Tibet, pilgrims from every place of Tibet will trek here, making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is the famous Barkhor Street, where you can enjoy the traditional Tibetan tea and or buy some special souvenirs for your family members.
Day 3: Lhasa City Tour - Drepung, Sera Monastery (B)
In the morning, you will visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, it has more than 500 years history as the largest monastery in the world, the famous annual Shoton Festival is also set here, and during this festival, they will exhibit the precious huge Thangka.
In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit another outstanding Gelug Monastery--Sera Monastery. The most important attention point is the famous Monks Scriptures debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.
Day 4: Lhasa-Shigatse (3900m) (B)
After breakfast, we will leave Lhasa and drive to Shigatse. Along the way, we will drive across theGampala pass (5030m), and take a few time at the holy Yamdrotse Lake (4400m), the Lake is decorated by continuous snow-covered Mount Nyenchen Khangsar and the lake water is as blue as the green jade, lie on the earth silently.
Later, we will keep driving to Gyantse. On the road, we will pass the glories Karola Glacier (5200m), when we arrive in Gyantse, the third biggest city in Tibet, we will go to visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and the Kubum Stupa, also enjoy the sight of Gyangtse Fortress.
After around 2 hours of driving, we get to Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet.
Day 5: Shigatse to Everest Base Camp (B)
In the morning, we will start our journey and take a visit of the famous Tashilunpo Monastery, Tashilhunpo, one of Tibet's most important monasteries, is a Geluk monastery in Shigatse that was founded in 1447 by the First Dalai Lama Gendun Drub.
Then we will set out and go head to the roof of the world--Mount Everest. Leave from Shigatse, along the way, we will witness the glories views, like the extremely high sky, numerous yaks and cute sheep, also the uninterrupted white snow-covered mountains.
At last, we get to the marvelous Mt. Everest Base Camp if the weather condition permits, we can catch the sunset and the golden peak of Everest, even at night we could view the sight of milky way by eyes directly.
Day 6 EBC --Gyirong Town
Get up early and you may enjoy the unique sunrise of Everest peak. After it, we can go ahead to visit Rongbuk Monastery (altitude: 4,980m), the highest monastery in the world. when you are at Rongbuk monastery, the most attractive is the nearby Mt. Qomolangma, many mountaineering experts said it is the best location for taking the view of Mt. Everest.
Then we will catch up time and drive to Gyirong Town because it needs around 8hours, even it is a long time driving, but the view along the way is splendid, amazing and also varies according to the altitude change which deserves you spend time on it.
Day 7 Gyirong Town to Nepal Border
We will leave Gyirong town and forward to Gyirong port today, then we will end our service at the border, just go across the border bridge you can easily take the transfer to Kathmandu by your own.
Day 8 Day Tour In Kathmandu: Kathmandu City, Swayambhunath And Patan City
Today's trip mainly allocated to Patan, which is an ancient city just one river away from Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath Temple: Nepal's largest Hindu temple, is also known by many travelers as the Burning Temple. Visit 1 hour
Bodahar Buddha Pagoda: the largest round Buddha Pagoda in the world and one of the world's cultural heritages. When praying, believers must circle clockwise, pull out rosary beads or recite scriptures while turning prayer wheels. Visit 2-3 hours
Patan Durbar Square: It has many historic sites and towers and temples. Most of these ancient buildings were built between the 16th and 18th centuries. The square is rectangular, The palace occupies the whole eastern part of the square, while the western part of the square is crowded with various temples. Visit 1-2 hours.
Day 9 Kathmandu Day Tour
After breakfast we will head to visit the Durbar Square, Kumari Temple, Swayambuna Temple.
Durba Square: covers Nepal 16th to 19th centuries historic buildings. except for historic sites, you can also experience various forms of the market here. Go south through the old city from Tamil and walk around 20 minutes you will get to Duba Square, visit 3-4 hours
Kumari Temple: The Temple of Kumari, next to Gaduba Square, is a small temple where Kumari lives and learns. visit 1 hour
Swayambhunath Temple: Swayambuna Temple, built 2500 years ago, is the oldest Buddhist temple in Nepal. Because a large number of monkeys in the temple so it is named Monkey Temple. Every year at the birthday of Buddha, there will be grand crowds gather here. Visit 2-3 hours.
Day 10 Fly From Kathmandu To Paro International Airport /Transfer To Thimphu (2300m)
Today we will fly from Kathmandu to Paro and then go towards Punaka.
Doxiongla Pass: The "Doxiongla Pass" at 3140 meters above sea level is the most famous scenic spot from Timbu, the capital of Bhutan, to Punaka, the ancient capital of Bhutan, where you can enjoy the magnificent scenery of the eastern Himalayas.
108 pagodas: 108 pagodas, each with different styles, are very delicate. The pagoda is surrounded by the floating colorful sutras flag. It looks very magnificent and mystery.
Chimi Lhakhang: Bhutanese built a spiritual house to memory monk Zhubakunli Drukpa Kunley. It is said that childless women can become pregnant when they come here to worship. On the way to Chimi Lhakhang, tourists need to walk through a large area of the countryside, which is full of special Bhutan features.
Punaka: Punaka is the ancient capital of Bhutan. She is recognized as the most beautiful castle in Bhutan. Around by blooming blue flowers, trees and the grasslands are dotted with purple flowers, which looks like the dreaming paradise. The central tower is nearly 183 meters long, and it is in a rectangular shape. In ancient times, Punaka was an important place for Bhutan's rulers to celebrate the ceremony. and now it is the Winter Palace of Bhutan's Pharaoh King.
Bhutan post Administration: Bhutan is a famous "stamp country" in the world. Various stamps are a major feature of Bhutan so that the post Administration has become one of Bhutan's must-see attractions. In 1962, the first human singing record stamp was born in Bhutan.
Bhutan National Monument: Thimphu's landmark building, a monument built for the king and world peace, Local people believe that Kora around it can clear away their previous crimes.
Thimphu City Scene: There are many antique shops, people there live leisurely, which absolutely shows us the different lifestyles of our imagination. The delicate Thimphu city is in harmony with surrounding rivers, forests and the mountains.
Day 12 Thimphu--Paro
Drukyel Dzong: This is an absolutely charming site. its name is made up of "Bhutan" and "victory" in Bhutan words. It is a commemoration for Bhutan people defeat to foreign invaders in 1644. It's also the best place to view Bhutan's spectacular second peak, Mt.Zhumu Lali.
Taktshang Goemba: It is one of the top ten super temples in the world. and also the most famous Buddhist temple in the Kingdom of Bhutan. It is very spectacular, standing over a cliff more than 900 meters above the Palo Canyon. It is said that Master Padmasambhava once ride a tiger here for practice, later all believers in Bhutan came to worship it. This place was deemed consecrated. The 3140 meters spectacular viewing platform will help you face this magical temple directly, it makes you feel it likes to grow from the rock.