Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan country tour

“Explore the very best of the Himalayan kingdoms and immerse yourself in Buddhist culture, seeing the sun rise over Everest and capturing the five highest mountain peaks in the world ”

Highlights

Nepal: Kathmandu (Pashupatinath temple, Bodhanath stupa) | Bhaktapur (Dubar Square) | Pokhara | Boating on Phewa lake | Sarangkot (sunrise view over the Himalayas) | Lakeside markets and Pokhara tour | Patan Durbar Square (if time) Tibet: Lhasa (Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor market) | Drepung monastery | Yamdrok Lake | Shigatse | Pang la pass (view 5 highest peaks in the world) | Rongbuk monastery | Everest Base Camp (possibility for sunset and sunrise viewing | Friendship highway drive Bhutan: Thimpu sightseeing (Late King's Memorial Chorten, the National Library, Drubthob Nunnery, Folk Heritage Museum etc.) | Punakha (former capital) | Punakha Dzong | Paro | Bhutan national museum | Mount Jumolhari views | Hike to Taksang (Tiger痴 Nest Monastery)

Description of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan country tour

There are panoramic mountain vistas at every turn on this 18-day Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan country tour which combines an excellent mix of trekking and city sightseeing with some scenic drives and short flights to show you the very best of these Himalayan beauties in just over two weeks.

Beginning in Kathmandu, you will immerse yourself in Nepali life with a day of locally-guided city sightseeing. You will take in temples, stupa's (including Boudhanat - the largest in Nepal) and nearby Bhaktapur with its artisans and bustling courtyards before heading on to Pokhara, one of the most picturesque parts of Nepal. Here you値l spend an afternoon boating on beautiful lake Phewa with its magnificent reflections of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak), visiting temples and exploring its lakeside markets. You値l also take an early morning drive to Sarangkot to catch an unforgettable sunrise over the Himalayas.

Making use of flights to cut down journey time, you値l then take the short 30 minute journey to Lhasa in Tibet where you値l spend the next week exploring temples, palaces, lakes and markets. No trip to Tibet would be complete without a glimpse of Everest and so we have included a two day journey to base camp with the option to trek some of the way or take the drive along some seriously scenic but lofty passes (Tsola Pass (4600M), Gyatsola (5248m) and Pang la Pass, one of the highest in Tibet at 5050m. From here you will have the unique opportunity to view five of the highest peaks in the world before travelling onwards to Rongbuk monastery where you will stay for the night. Set the alarm early as from here you can watch the sun rise over Mount Everest as the monasteries colourful flags flutter in the breeze. There値l be time for breakfast before you take the drive back along the friendship highway to catch a flight back to Kathmandu and onto Paro in Bhutan.

Visual richness is evident here in everything from the art, craft and architecture to the panoramic mountain views and colourful rhodendron valleys. You値l start your tour in the capital Thimpu where you値l get a real understanding of how beauty has motivated creativity as you visit paper factories, the folk museum, gold and silver workshops, textile centres and Zo Rig Chusum where young students study the thirteen crafts.

You値l then head onward to Punakha, Bhutan痴 former capital and home to one of its most beautiful Dzongs before setting off into the countryside in search of glacial valleys, hill top monasteries, mountain views and Bhutanese national treasures. No trip to Bhutan would be complete without a hike up to its most iconic monastery, the Taktsang or 禅iger痴 nest. Perched 900 meters above the beautiful Paro valley, there is no better high to end this epic trip on.

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As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

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We work together with our local representative in the host destinations to implement the responsible tourism guidelines. This means all will be informed of the different ways in which you will be able to contribute to local economic development and conservation matters. During the tour we suggest tourist to carry their own drinking bottle and provide them with water dispenser. Besides, tourist are advised to get hot water supply from restaurants or hotels to minimize the plastic bottled, If in case needed plastic drinking bottle than we provide rubbish bags in vehicle so they can collect their own trash and we dispose of their rubbish in proper places. For the all the trip that we take only small group maximum of 12 peoples and provide new branded transport to minimize the impact on the environment. Our suppliers, staffs, tour guides are also aware about Responsible Tourism and minimizing the impacts on nature.

We use locally owned and run standard accommodation. This we believe contributes directly goes to the local community as local staff are employed and locally produced and sourced goods are bough for the accommodation and we encourage to using accommodations which has environmental friendly policy in place.

We provide information on how to protect the environment e.g. Trash rubbish, purifying drinking water, do not litter everywhere, pack your garbage to dispose in proper place, avoid bathing or washing clothes in streams etc.
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The Impacts of this Trip

We have always believed is tourism industry which attempts to make a low impact on the natural environment and local culture. Using of local resources help generate employment.

The locals have major roles to play in sustainable tourism. It involves locals participating actively and taking responsibility in this tourism industry. We always use local peoples for the all kind of work during the trip; this work helps local people to generate income for their living.

During the trip we use local products like; fresh fruits, vegetables, drinks etc. through purchasing from locally sourced providers where they can generate some income for the local community. And we encourage local people to sell local handmade authentic handicrafts or simply talk with tourists to give them an authentic image of the local culture.

We are in partnership with charity organization, 10% of its profits goes to charity organization. And also we support educational material to local school and medical materials to health post through donations.

We encourage using locally owned and run restaurants, which has fresh fruits, meat, drinks, and fresh vegetables locally produced.

We use local peoples for the all trip such as local tour guides, drivers etc., it provides great opportunities for the local peoples to enhance their carrier & develop the community. And opportunities for in-service training and offer necessary help when their family members become sick.

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Reviewed on 30 Sep 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


All of Bhutan was beautiful and peaceful. Fewer people , fewer tourist so one could enjoy the temples, and the history . Guide was excellent

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


The politics of Tibet and the hordes of people take away from the potential beauty and peace. One should spend less time in Tibet and more time Bhutan. One still learns of the Buddhist way of lving and the history of the area as it developed through time. Do not go at anytime when China is on holiday. Thousands of people come to Tibet and the crowds take over.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


In Tibet I do not feel that we benefitted the local people at all. We did not go to any cottage crafts. In Bhutan however we visited several craft sites. Again do not go during a school holiday because many of the craft schools are closed. This trip was a typical tour and we stayed at typical hotels and ate at typical restaurants. Unfortunately one is not permitted to tour without a guide so one is limted in what one can see. In the Himalaya camp we obviously supported the local people. Our tent was fine, the food good but again the area overcrowded. Dont go during the Chinese holiday season.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Nevertheless the operator set us up with very good touring companies and our two guides were excellent. They both had a wealth of knoweldge and cleary valued their country and its traditions. One major suggestion is that instead of having four days of 8hour driving ( it says six but with taffic etc it is 8 ) they should allow us to stay overnight in local villages to get a sense of the country side, contribute to local people and at the same time get a break from the long drives. I still give it a 4 star rating because I learned so much about that region.

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Definitely the most intriguing country is Tibet: the faces of the people, the scenery, Lhasa, EBC.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


A visit to Pokhara in Nepal is worth the 7-8 hour drive only if you go trekking.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


The wise policies of Bhutan, with the fixed-fee daily rate for tourists (and the royalty supporting local culture, education and environment) make you feel that you are supporting local people ans sustainable tourism.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


A great holiday, with the right mix of nature, culture, social. Definitely recommend.

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