Best Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet
Bhutan, China, Nepal
Bhutan, China, Nepal
This private adventure tour includes the best Himalayan destinations in Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet. Take a comprehensive tour of Bhutan to include Paro, Thimphu and Punakha visiting ancient monasteries and remote valleys. In Nepal you explore the cultural highlights Patan and Bhaktapur before travelling to Lhasa, Tibet, the “rooftop of the world”. Accommodation is in the best hotels available.
UNLEASH YOUR MOJO: ON THIS 13-DAY PRIVATE ADVENTURE IN THE HIMALAYAN DESTINATIONS OF BHUTAN, NEPAL AND TIBET.
Begin in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Enjoy comprehensive touring of Thimphu’s many cultural attractions and important Buddhist highlights. Meet local people, learn about local traditions, explore a bustling market, and visit various small museums specialising in textiles, folk heritage, and traditional Bhutanese arts and crafts.
Next, drive through the mountains, passing the 108 stupas of Dochu La, to Punakha, the ancient winter capital located in a sub-tropical valley where rhododendron and magnolia bloom and orange and banana trees flourish. Relax at your luxurious farmhouse-style lodge, set among rice terraces, chili and cabbage fields and traditional Bhutanese farmhouses.
Return to Paro, a resort town nestled among the Himalayas. Visit the National Museum, browse shops for Himalayan crafts and Buddhist items, and hike to Tiger's Nest, a breathtaking monastery clinging to a cliff that is one of the most important icons of Bhutan. Other activities can be incorporated based on your interests, such as a private archery lesson, yoga, a biking excursion, or traditional Bhutanese spa treatments.
Fly to Kathmandu, located in the foothills of the Himalayas. The Kathmandu Valley comprises the three ancient cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, which were once independent states ruled by the Malla kings from the 12th to the 18th centuries. With your expert private guide and driver, explore the best of Kathmandu as well as the most interesting towns in the surrounding valley – Patan and Bhaktapur.
Explore the city through its atmospheric streets lined with boutiques selling jewellery, prayer wheels, Buddhist thangkas and more. See spectacular squares featuring traditional architecture. Visit Hindu temples, with its erotic carvings and assortment of marigold sellers, and Shiva Parvati, where a likeness of the god and his consort peer down over the square.
Also enjoy excursions to the much-photographed Buddhist temples at Boudhanath and Swayambhunath, with their massive white stupas and fluttering prayer flags. One day, if desired, take a private fixed-wing scenic flight to view Mount Everest.
Finally, journey to Lhasa, Tibet, the “rooftop of the world”, and explore this sky-high Tibetan city (elevation: 11,450 feet) that is steeped in Buddhist spirituality and filled with temples, monasteries and palaces built by artisans seeking good karma.
Visit Potala Palace, a complex built on the slopes of Mount Marpori by the Fifth Dalai Lama in the late 17th century and featuring multiple palaces and 1,000 rooms. Other sights include the grotto-like Palha Lupuk Temple and a choice of 15th-century monasteries located outside of the city. If desired, also enjoy a private trek to the Drak Yerpa caves.
Flights are available to Bangkok or New Delhi from major UK cities on a variety of carriers. From there flights are with Druk Air. We will arrange your flight tickets and visa clearance details and forward them to the Druk office at the airport from which the flight originates.
If you are travelling by road, our representatives will meet you at Bagdogra airport in West Bengal, India to escort you to the land border at Phuentsholing and handle entry formalities for you.