On reaching Kathmandu, our staff receives you at Kathmandu international airport for short drive in the heart of Kathmandu city, around interesting areas at Thamel, the main happening place of the country.
At the hotel after refreshment and checking into your rooms, group briefing takes place at hotel lobby or in meeting hall, our guide and staff briefs you regarding your stay in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan with cultural and other aspects.
Morning after breakfast tour guide will take you around Kathmandu city, for exciting historical and heritage tour at old Durbar (royal palace and courtyard) square of great importance. Tour includes Temple of Kumari (Living young virgin Goddess) Kastamandap Temple where Kathmandu name derived from, a temple built with the wood of a single tree, tour of old palace during the reign of Malla and late Shah kings. As tour continues towards famed landmark of Nepal at Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,500 years old a Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa, facing all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha, as tour continues towards famed landmark of Nepal at Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,500 years old a Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa, facing all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Afternoon tour of famous Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath and visit Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the largest dome shaped monument in Asia of Buddhist religion and culture, after an exciting and interesting tour head back to hotel with time to rest for individual activities.
Morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for short scenic flight to land at scenic Pokhara, located Nepal Mid-West famous and renowned touristic place after Kathmandu, where your hotels situated close to serene Phewa Lake with views of Annapurna and Machhapuchare Himal (Fish-Tail Peaks), afternoon at leisure to browse around the lake side where many shops and interesting stores are found with many world class restaurants and hotel.
Early morning our guide will pick you for short drive to scenic hill of Sarankot for stunning sunrise views over range of snow capped peaks from world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, 10th highest Mt. Annapurna 8,091 m and 8th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m including range of smaller peaks with ever present majestic Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish Tail” standing high at 6,993 meters. Sarankot at 1, 460 m high with grand views of mountain range, includes Pokhara green valley with Phewa Lake, Sarankot a popular spot for paragliding which is one of the most active sports in Pokhara. After a great exciting and enjoyable time return back to hotel by 8-9 a.m. for breakfast and other refreshment, our next tour starts with a short drive to Devi’s water fall with Gupteshwor Mahadev cave with lunch on route sightseeing places with tour of International Mountain Museum, recently added in Pokhara is the Mountain Museum the first of its kind in Nepal, established and built by Mountaineering Association (NMA), on 1st Nov 1973, initiated the establishment of International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara.
After a great wonderful time in Pokhara as per time for flight to Kathmandu, transfer to Pokhara airport for another scenic air journey back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel, afternoon preparation for next trip to Lhasa in Tibet.
Morning after drive to Kathmandu international airport terminal, where scenic flight of one hour takes you to Lhasa, during air views of world’s highest mountains with Mt. Everest, then on landing at Gongar Tibet Airport, received by our Tibetan guide and driver for short exciting drive in the hub of Lhasa city. Afternoon relax and take a short walk around Barkhor market square where most of the hotels are located.
Two days in Lhasa busy with exciting and interesting tour of Drefung Monastery one of the largest in Tibet, as well important old monastery of Tibet actually a collage and a university for Tibetan Buddhism in earlier days.
After Drefung, tour of Jorkhang Temple which is another important and interesting site to visit as it boasts historic importance and tales of old days. The tour concludes for the day visiting Bharkor Bazaar.
Next morning guide will take you on tour to famous and magnificent Potala Palace, originally built during 640 AD. Potala Palace the landmark of Lhasa and Tibet dominates the Kyuchi or Lhasa valley.
The 13 storied palaces with 1,000 room stands at 117.19m high include 1000 rooms. Afternoon tour of another interesting and important Shera monastery and watch young monks in debates one of the high light of the visit.
On last day in Lhasa visit Ganden Monastery short drive lead outside the city and the best way to see Tibetan rural farm life and to observe Yak grazing on wide open pastureland.
Morning a pleasant drive to Ganden Monastery area, distance of 45 k.m. towards east of Lhasa, on leaving the main road heading uphill as Ganden monastery located 18 k.m from main highway, on reaching the top sacred ridge of Wangku Ri at Ganden area.
Ganden a foremost monastery of Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism (Yellow Hat),
all Great Six monasteries (Ganden, Sera, Drepung, Tashilumpo, Labrang, Kumbum) are of Yellow Sects, none suffered as disastrously as Ganden during Cultural Revolution when artillery and vast quantities of dynamite where deployed, at present built into its original form after much destruction.
In early time over 2,000 monks lived here; now there are hardly 300 monks, after a nice and interesting tour of Ganden drive back to Lhasa.
With early breakfast and then drive to Gongar Airport for flight back to Kathmandu, on bidding farewell to our Tibetan guides and driver at Gongor airport then on board for scenic flight to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu airport received by our staff for transfer to your hotels after a great time in Tibet.
Morning depart from the hotel in Kathmandu for hour flight to land at Paro international airport of Bhutan, with panorama of mountain range during air borne. At Paro airport complete visa formalities, where our native Bhutanese guide receives you for short scenic drive to Bhutan capital at Thimphu, an interesting journey of less than two hours overlooking lovely views of Bhutan rural farm villages of typical Buddhist cultured villages.
On reaching Thimphu transfer to respective hotels, a modern city of Bhutan the one and only city in this world without traffic lights, all the traffic controlled by traffic police with a whistle.
Afternoon with time for interesting walk around Bhutan capital and witness its great culture and traditional life of Bhutanese.
In Thimphu visit Trashichhoe-Dzong, around beautiful medieval fortress and monastery which houses most of the Government’s office and King’s Throne room It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot.
Later visit textile and Folk Heritage Museums, a fascinating testimony of Bhutanese material culture and living traditions, after lunch visit Handicrafts Emporium which displays wide assortment of beautifully hand-woven and crafted products.
Short drive to Memorial Chorten, the stupa built in memory of Bhutan’s Third King a popular head regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside this monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy.
From Thimphu drive to Paro with a short stop at Dochula pass, on route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, it now houses the School for Buddhist studies with overnight in Paro.
Afternoon pleasant walk of an hour or less climb up to famous Taksing Monastery (Tiger's nest), offers grand views of Paro with distance snow capped peaks, after a wonderful time here descend by the same route, and then visit 17th centaur Ta-Dzong, later converted into the National Museum in 1967.
After great memories and exciting Bhutan experience in the land of Thundering Dragon as per your flight time transfer to Paro, Bhutan international airport for flight to respective destinations or back at Kathmandu.
On reaching at Kathmandu airport our staff transfer you back to your respective hotels with last final day in Nepal.
As per your international flight time where our guide and staff transfers you at Kathmandu international airport for your journey homeward bound to next port of call, after a most marvelous time and experience on Multi Countries tour of Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet.