Himalayan tours to Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal

“A whistlestop tour of three beautiful but distinct Himalayan kingdoms, this well-balanced tour blends art, architecture, diverse culture and spectacular scenery.”

Highlights

Kathmandu | Bhaktapur | Patan | Paro | Thimpu | Punakha | Taschichoedzong Monastery | Zorig Chusum traditional school of arts and crafts | Punakha Dzong | Taktsang Monastery | Old Kathmandu | Bodhnath | Lhasa City | Potala Palace | Drepung Monastery | Jolkhang Temple | Pokhara | Sarangkot | Bindabashini Temple | Boating on Fewa Lake | Tibetan Refuge Camp

Description of Himalayan tours to Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal

This two week Himalayan tour incorporates the very best of the region's landscapes and cultural diversity with the snow-capped peaks of Nepal just as enticing as remote mountain monasteries and the fascinating local customs that you'll find in Bhutan and Tibet.

The unique art and architecture that's featured throughout this Himalayan holiday is often just as significant to local people as religion and royalty with visits to decorative palaces and places of worship adding to the intoxicating whirlwind of sightseeing in Kathmandu, Lhasa and Pokhara.

From the rituals of Mahayana Buddhism to the lesser-known cultural traditions of Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal, Himalayan tours give you the chance to understand what it means to live within the shadow of the greatest mountains on earth with internal flights enabling an efficient itinerary that's very hard to beat.

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Our top tip:
Think lots of light layers when packing - temperatures will vary.
Trip type:
Small group, 4-16 people (min. age 10).
Activity level:
LesiurelyModerate.
Accomm:
3* and tourist standard hotels.
Solos:
Solo travellers welcome. Single rooms available for a surcharge.
Meals:
All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners.
Included:
Accomm., deluxe minibus, listed activities, English-speaking guide.
Vouchers
Accepted
Holiday type
Small group holidays
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. If you’re heading off on a gap year your, perhaps – but for those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.

The leaders are not guides – they’re not there to shepherd you around. Instead, they’ll let you know which local restaurant serves great value food – without running the risk of travellers’ tummy. They’ll allow you to avoid hour-long queues at train stations and attractions.

We like to think of small group travel as the Goldilocks option. It is independent travel without the fuss, worry and bunk beds – and organised travel without the coaches. And it’s cheaper than a tailor made tour. It’s sits somewhere in the middle – and we think it’s just about right.
What are the main benefits?
Big experiences
Have big, life-enriching experiences that would be impossible to organise without lots of time and insider knowledge.

Simplicity
Make the most of your holiday time by letting someone else do the hard work and boring logistics!

Peace of mind
Small group tours take care of the security aspects – and provide a safety net should anything unexpected happen.
Who is it ideal for?
Travellers who are short of time
If you don’t have three months to spend exploring, small groups trips let you cover more ground in less time. Your days are not spent queuing for tickets or finding hotels – so you can squeeze more into your holiday.

Solo travellers who’d like company
Likeminded travel companions plus peace of mind for those travelling alone. Single supplements are usually available – providing privacy if you want it.

Less confident travellers
Stray from the tourist trail without worrying about getting lost, and meet local people without dealing with the language barrier.
Mythbuster
“I won’t get any privacy!”
Couples and friends have private rooms, and you can choose to eat alone or not. Single supplements give solo travellers their own room.

“There won’t be any free time”
Free mornings or afternoons let you explore on your own, or just relax.

“The accommodation will be basic”
Trips are as high or low end as you like. Though off the beaten track destinations won’t have luxury hotels, this is all part of the adventure.

“I won’t like the other travellers!”
Tour operators try to create groups with a similar demographic – age, families, activity levels... Chances are, you’ll even make new friends.

“Will we be following an umbrella?”
No.
Meet a group leader
As well as taking care of all the day-to-day practicalities, your group leader is the one who will turn your trip into an adventure. Leaders are extraordinary characters – the kind of person who has spent 14 Christmas days on the slopes of Mount Everest, runs marathons wearing tiger suits to raise funds for their conservation and thinks nothing of leading an overland trip in Sudan or Afghanistan. Fearless and inspiring, group leaders are as important as the destination itself.

Meet a local guide
No matter how experienced your group leader, they can never make up for the knowledge gained from a lifetime in the destination. That’s why many of our trips work with local guides around the world – who invite you into their homeland with pleasure. As well as doing crazy things like climbing Kilimanjaro 100 times, they also donate their time to local projects supported by travellers – such as rebuilding Sri Lankan villages following the 2004 tsunami.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Himalayan tours to Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal

Environment

Our well trained guides are also very aware about the fragile state of the environment and are aware of proper rubbish management. They always explain about the fragility of the environment and rubbish management to the trekkers and advise them to dispose of their rubbish in proper places and take the non recyclable rubbish away with them. These kinds of activities always support nature.

Our company donates some reasonable funds to the different NGO/ local communities who are working in the environmental sector locally. Those NGO/ local communities help to maintain the trekking trail and running different kinds of environmental awareness programs within the local community. These kinds of programs have helped the local fragile ecosystem to remain unexploited and to maintain greenery in the surrounding area.

Our tour guides are also aware about Responsible Tourism and minimizing the impacts on nature; for example: Trash rubbish pits, purifying drinking water, litter removal, use of kerosene fuel for cooking rather than fire-wood, Use of local hotels/Guest houses.

Community

We are very aware about the environment and using local resources. Use of local resources help generate employment. We always use local people for all kinds of work. This work helps local people to earn their living with a good income. Thus, tourism enhances the standards of living of people from the area and the whole nation, as well as reducing poverty. Use of locally available vegetables and different kind of souvenirs also help people to be self employed. For example, due to tourism, the annual income of people from the Khumbu region and other tourist area has always been higher than the average for Nepal.

We support this by purchasing local products such as fresh fruits, handloom products, meat, drinks, and fresh vegetables and providing job opportunities and staying with local hotels/ Guest houses. These are often operated by local communities, which minimize impact on the environment - such as using kerosene/gas fuel instead of fire wood, manage garbage at proper sections etc.

We support the local school and health post , through donatations and educational materials to kids. We give support to local health posts by giving medical materials.

We use local man-power in the trip, such as local tour/ trekking guides. We hire local transport. It provides great opportunities for the local inhabitants to enhance their carrier & develop the community.

We always encourage local people to preserve their local culture and tradition by providing donations and other technical assistance as per the availability, for the continuation of their culture and indigenous knowledge. Thus, people can enjoy the differences within the community for the long term.

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Reviewed on 20 Apr 2018 by

The highlight was the walk to tigers nest in Bhutan, a 90 min twin seater plane over Annapurna base camp in Pokhara Nepal, and the monks debate in Tibet. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Apr 2018 by

The most memorable was the sunrise in Phobjikha Valley. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2017 by

Climbing to the top of the tiger's nest was really amazing, but honestly the whole trip was such an eye opener! I don't think I have experienced anything quite like it before! Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2017 by

Seeing sights such as Tigers Nest, the Potala Palace, and flights over Mount Everest. Visiting Tibet was a highlight. One of the greatest trips we've been on! Amazing sights, and a true learning experience. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2017 by

The whole trip was absolutely fantastic and very well organised. Some of my favourites were just about the whole of Bhutan, the sunrise from Sarangkot, Pokhara and lake Yamdrok in Tibet. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2017 by

Perhaps the most memorable day as the trek to The Tiger's Nest in Bhutan. The trek was tough, for me at least, but really enjoyable. Once we reached the Tiger's Nest the pain melted away and was replaced by equal measures of awe and exhilaration. It truly is wonderful! The way down is much easier! Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Aug 2017 by

It was fascinating to see all the different temples and hear the histories and about the religions of the three countries. Everyone we met was very friendly. Nepal is the easiest to get about with so many travellers there. It was more chaotic but we loved the energy of the place. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Dec 2017 by

Bhutan; Tigers Nest and Tango Monastery was the most memorable parts. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2017 by

Bhutan was amazing, everything about the trip, people, guide, driver, food, information, weather... it really is the happiest place in the world. Tibet was an eye opener into the whole situation. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2017 by

We enjoyed Bhutan most of all although all 3 countries are interesting and very different. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2017 by

Tiger Nest and Porala Palace were amazing! The tour guides were fantastic... Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2016 by

Superb...The trek up to the Tiger's Nest Monastery in Bhutan as well as the flight to Bhutan when we had amazing Mt Everest views Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2016 by

Whole trip was very nice and all tree countries differ from each other on very unique way. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2016 by

Nepal desperately needs more tourists to help support the local economy. Don't be put off by the recent earthquake - most of the major sights are still well worth visiting. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2016 by

In Nepal/Bhutan it was thin t shirts as it was so hot and only a light sweater for the mornings and night in Tibet. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Mar 2014 by

The whole trip was memorable and exciting but one highlight was the hike up to the Tiger's Nest Monastery in Bhutan - quite a grueling walk for a Sunday afternoon but what memories! Also, visiting Lhasa in February when pilgrims from the furthest reaches of Tibet were there was a joy. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Oct 2013 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was seeing new places and meeting new people from completely new cultures. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2011 by

Watching the sun go down on Everest on the most perfect evening. Celebrating Diwali with the locals were the most memorable parts of the holiday Read full review

Reviewed on 11 May 2011 by

The holiday was exceedingly good... I would say that we were very well looked after, the tour companies in Nepal and Tibet went out of their way to ensure that we had a good time. I would definitely recommend the Tour Company and the holiday. Read full review

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