Himalayan Multi-Countries Tour

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  • Total Duration:14 Days
  • Best Time:March To May And September To Early December
  • Destination:Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet
  • Trip Grade:Adventurous
‘enjoy fabulous tour around scenic and cultural Himalayan destinations’

Highlights

  • Great scenic and cultural places of Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet tour
  • Enjoy varied custom within three different Himalayan countries of great interest
  • Tour of impressive ancient world heritage sites around Kathmandu city
  • Scenic Pokhara a city in the backdrop of Annapurna Himalaya range
  • Magnificent Potala Palace with interesting tour within Lhasa city
  • Fly into the land of Thundering Dragon in Bhutan for exciting tour”

Trip Facts

  • Destination:Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet
  • Trip Grade:Adventurous
  • Total Duration:14 Days
  • Best Time:March To May And September To Early December
  • Activities:Trekking, Historical & Cultural Excursion with beautiful Mountains views

Multi Countries Tours, a wonderful combination of culture and scenic views around best Himalayan countries that includes Nepal-Tibet and Bhutan, where travelers can immerse and witness varied custom and traditions.

Multi Countries Tours of two week duration where short drive and flight involves from one country to another to reach, a great opportunity to overlook grand Himalaya range of peaks with Mt. Everest and other giant mountains.

 Starts from the city of Kathmandu which is a capital and commercial hub of Nepal although a metropolitan city with touch of modernization, but still retaining its age-old glorious steeped with history, ancient monuments listed in World Heritage Sites.

Multi Countries Tour extends to scenic Pokhara city adorned and blessed with natural beauty of high snow capped mountains of Annapurna and Machhapuchare peaks that reflects on calm Phewa and Begnas Lakes.

Enjoying time around beautiful Pokhara next adventure takes you at the roof top of the world in Tibet to visit fabled city of Lhasa, spending few days in Lhasa with fabulous tours at places of interest that includes magnificent Potala Palace the land mark of Tibet.

After Lhasa, Tibet our next journey takes you to far end of Himalaya range at Bhutan in the land of thundering dragon, the one and only Buddhist kingdom that exists in Asia and around Himalaya.

From Kathmandu taking a sweeping flight to reach at Bhutan for short tour where you will have time capture its lovely Bhutanese culture similar to Tibetans and yet different with its age-old heritage custom so unique to other Himalayan countries.

In Bhutan tour around interesting sites that includes famous Taksing Monastery or Tiger Nest the famous landmark and highlight of the country Bhutan, after a fabulous and enjoyable time in Bhutan where short scenic flight brings you to Kathmandu, after a most memorable and exciting experience on Multi Countires Tour.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via various airlines, transfer to hotels.

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.

Day 02: In Kathmandu Tour of Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa.

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.

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel near Lake Phewa.

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.

Day 04: Pokhara full day Sightseeing around Pokhara.

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.

Day 05: Fly back to Kathmandu afternoon at leisure.

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.

Day 06: Fly to Lhasa 3,660 m in Tibet and transfer to hotel.

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.

Day 07-8: Tour of Lhasa around great places of interest.

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.

Day 09: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

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.

Day 10: Fly to Paro 2,280 m in Bhutan and drive to Thimpu 2,320 m - 02 hrs.

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.

Day 11: Sightseeing tour of Thimphu at places of interest.

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

Day 12: Drive to Paro with afternoon sightseeing tour.

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 centaury Ta-Dzong, later converted into the National Museum in 1967.

 

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu or to other connecting city.

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.

Day 14: International departure home-ward bound.

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.

 

" We have been trekking once with Dipak when he was our guide on two tailor-made treks in the Nepal regions of Annapurna and Everest. We had booked these treks through an agency, and we were so impressed with Dipak’s work that we stayed in contact with him. Two years later we went on a third trek..."
Norma Sherratt & Chris Sherratt ,Bristol, UK
“Everest Base Camp Trek & Jungle Safari in Chitwan” We researched many companies to book our EBC trek and after exchanged e-mails with Dipak he helped plan our EBC trek, tour in Kathmandu and Jungle Safari in Chitwan in a professional, helpful and organized manner. On arrival in Kathmandu, we were greeted at the airport with a friendly, warm welcome from Dipak and he helped settle us in at our hotel and took us out for a traditional Nepalese meal as well as organizing a day tour with guide of Kathmandu. Dipak's organization of our EBC trek was wonderful and the guide he supplied on the trek was informative, friendly and very organized in looking after us, making sure we had enough food, tea, and a decent bed for the night after a long day walking. The trek was beautiful and we had an amazing experience. We went back to Kathmandu after the trek was finished and Dipak greeted us and hear about our adventure and keep us informed about our next part of the trip - Jungle Safari in Chitwan. We stayed in Chitwan National Park for 4 nights 3 days and stayed at a lovely lodge by the river just outside the town. We went on Elephant safari, Jungle walks, bird watching, canoeing, traditional evening performance and much needed relaxing after our EBC trek. We had lovely accommodation and by the river and very helpful staff who looked after our every need. It was our first visit to Nepal and Dipak made our trip hassle free, organized and all with a warm welcome which meant we could enjoy our trek to the fullest. I would recommend Dipak and Trekking Planner services and I myself would love to return to complete some Annapurna trekking in the future and will be using Trekking Planner Nepal to do so. Many thanks for such a brilliant holiday of a lifetime! Lauren Connors Visited November 2014
We had a good trip in Nepal last year on part of the Annapurna circuit, the Jomsom trek, with Dipak as our guide. His experience and knowledge of the area are second to none and when we return to Nepal we will certainly be contacting him again. We received a first-class, personal service and, remarks from other visitors we met in various tea houses who had booked with other trekking companies, were that our package was superior to theirs. For a reliable service and interesting trek, we strongly recommend this guide and his team.
Lynne & Patrick Ward-Booth Essex,England
There are no words that can adequately describe the experience we had on the Everest View Trek (Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, the Dudh Kosi River and all the places in between). The word "Awesome" falls considerably short in describing our experience. My wife and I were recently married and from our first date, we both had always wanted to trek in the Himalayas. Deepak was the catalyst that made our Trek one of the tremendous experiences of our lives. He was knowledgeable about the mountains and the cultures. He is also a very enjoyable person to be with. And that in and of itself is extremely important if you plan any type of extended Trek. My wife and I were lucky we had the chance to have Deeps as our guide. We still keep in contact with Deeps and have recommended him to friends. Our hope is to someday get back to Nepal, and when we do, there is only one person I would want for our guide.
Mike and Molly ,USA

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