Paryatan marg ,Thamel-29
Kathmandu
Phone: 9851159958
Email: info@alpes-himalaya.com

Nepal Tibet and Bhutan 14 Days

  A dream travel combine with visit of capital of Tibet and Bhutan with Nepal.You will first discover city of temple Kathmandu valley with their art and newari culture. Buddhiste stupas , ancient villages their tradition. After you take scenic flight to Lhasa....

   Day 01- Arrival at  Katmandou
  Day 02- Kathmandu sightseeing
  Day 03- Kathmandu sightseeing
  Day 04- Fly to Lhasa
  Day 05- Visit Lhasa and around.
  Day 06- Visit Lhasa and around
  Day 07- Fly Lhasa- Kathmandu-Nagarkot
  Day 08- Bhaktapur
  Day 09- Fly to Paro; Transfer to Thimphu
  Day 10- Thimphu – Excursion to Cheri Gompa
  Day 11- Drive to Paro and sightseeing
  Day 12- Taktshang Hike
  Day 13- Fly to Kathmandu
  Day 14- International Departure

  Day 01- Arrival at  Katmandou

You are received and escort to your Hotel. After refreshment visit to Swayambhunath Stupa, on of the most important buddhist pilgrimage site. Return to hotel in evening.

Day 02- Kathmandu sightseeing

Visit of Pashupatinath, the holiest hindou temple of lord Shiva.Visit to Bodhnath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa

Day 03- Kathmandu sightseeing

Visit fo city of art Patan and Bungmati and Khokana villages

Day 04- Fly to Lhasa

 Fly to Lhasa airport and transfer 95 km to the hotel. It takes 2 hours on the way to Lhasa through the Yerlung Tsangpo and the Lhasa Kyichu River.

Day 05- Visit Lhasa and around.

Morning visit Potala palace, the seat of both religion and politics in Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo and later renovated by the 5th Dalailama in the 17th century. Afternoon visit Sera monastery 5 kilometer north of Lhasa city, It was built in 1419 by Jamchen Choeji, a disciple of Tsongkhapa,the founder of the Gelugpa sect. Sera is one of the three major monasteries of yellow sect in Tibet.

 Day 06- Visit Lhasa and around
Morning visit Drepung monastery, which is the largest Monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Lhasa, which was built in 1416 by Jamyang chojie a disciple of Tsongkhapa. Afternoon visit Jokhang Tempale and Barkhor market, this is the holiest shrine in Tibet and houses of golden statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought to Tibet by the Chinese princess Wenchen.

 Day 07- Fly Lhasa- Kathmandu-Nagarkot

 Departure from Lhasa to Kathmandu and transfer to Nagarkot. Afternoon free.

 Day 08- Bhaktapur

After sunrise view and breakfast visit to Bhaktapur city and overnight at Hotel

Day 09- Fly to Paro; Transfer to Thimphu

On a clear day the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational, including Everest, but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro. In Paro you will be received by your Bhutanese guide and transferred to Thimphu.Sightseeing in Thimphu includes  the visit of Late King\'s Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, Zangtopleri Lhakhang, Drubthob Nunnery, takin preserve, the handmade paper factory, the school of arts and crafts where young students learn the traditional arts and crafts (Zo Rig Chusum – the thirteen crafts), GOLD and the Silver Smiths workshop and the Handicraft Emporium and the local handicraft centers to see the weavers at work and also  varieties of  textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, jewellery etc.

Also take a tour of the king’s administrative building known as Tashicho Dzong.  Overnight at Hotel

Day 10- Thimphu – Excursion to Cheri Gompa

 After breakfast, we will drive towards northern end of the valley for about 20 minutes to get started for an exciting walk to CHERI GOMPA (monastery).      

This is a pleasant rural drive, gently up a valley through paddy fields and woodland via a Tibetan village. From Dodena, after crossing the cantilevered bridge, it is another 30-45 minutes steep climb up hill. Cheri Dorji Dhen was first built in 1620 by Shabdrung, the first ruler of Bhutan, who also established the first order of monks here. It is usually possible to enter Cheri courtyard and also shall be allowed to visit the shrines inside.

Descend to the bottom of the hill, where your transport arrives to take you back to Thimphu.

In the late afternoon/evening drive to the site of Colorful Weekend Market where people from all walks of life come to sell and buy their stuffs. It’s place to get an experience with Bhutanese lifestyle, tradition and culture.

Note: Saturdays and Sundays are the days of weekend Market but most people rush on Friday to buy fresh vegetable/fruits and other goods which arrives earlier in the day from nearby districts and places. Overnight at Hotel

Day 11- Drive to Paro and sightseeing

This morning a scenic drive of 1 hr will bring us to one of the well known tourist destination in Paro valley.Before going to Paro take a diversion to the Chele La pass at an altitude of aprrox. 3900m/1300ft. On one side is the Paro and on the other side is Haa valley. Take a short leg straitening walk on the pass when the temperature is cool. Weather permitting you will see the Bhutanese Himalayas from the pass including the highest peak Gangar Puensum 7546 m and second highest peak Jumolhari Peak 7314 m. On your way back to Paro, we will stop at a place for the hike (optional) to a monastery called Dzondrakha which looks similar to famous Tiger’s Nest monastery but located at shorter hiking distance. Half the walk will be along the agricultural field and very easy, another half will be an uphill climb and when both versions of hikes are summed up it will take less than 1 hour to reach at the top where the monastery stands. On reaching the site of the monastery, one would enjoy the view of the fertile Paro valley below. Your guide will take you inside the main temple of the monastery.

 Time permitting visit Dungtse Lhakhang and Rinpung Dzong. Overnight at Hotel.

 Day 12- Taktshang Hike

In the morning  drive to Ramthangkha, The  Terminating Point of the Motorable Road then hike to the Tiger’s nest, you can also take a pony ride with additional cost US$12 per person,  to halfway to the most highlighted Buddhist temple in entire Himalayas, Afternoon Visit Kyichu lhakhang,one of the oldest temple in Bhutan , Visit Ta Dzong National Museum and Paro Ringpung Dzong Built in 17th Century to defend the valley against the Tibetan invaders, old watch tower. You will get an ample chance to see the old and new textiles, armours, flora and fauna collections. Overnight at  Hotel

 Day 13- Fly to Kathmandu

After breakfast  transfer to the airport in Paro for departure flight. Remember to check in 2 hours before departure.afternoon free.

Day 14- International Departure

Transfert to Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to your flight schedule

 

 

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