Power Places of the Himalayas - 13 Days

 

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Overview

This triple destination program takes you through a journey of different yet similar patterns of culture, traditions, customs and beliefs that are practiced religiously in these power places which will give you a fortnight to remember for a lifetime.

Bhutan or the “Land of the Peaceful Dragon” is a country of sprawling forests, venerated monasteries, overpowering fortresses; lush green valleys fed by bountiful rivers and age-old practices. Bhutan’s alpine pastures, peaks, forests, lakes and flowers make it a paradise.

Nepal boasts eight of the world’s tallest mountains and the world’s oldest Hindu and Buddhist sites. Nepal is also known as the Land of ‘Mount Everest’, is a land of magnificent scenery, and has one of the world’s best and archeologically very important temples. Although modernization has set in, the quintessence of ancient Nepal remains amongst its people.

Tibet has the earth’s highest ecosystem and is one of its last remaining wildernesses with its lush forests supporting abundant wildlife. Its people are some of the most resilient in the world. Through their richness and deep religious convictions, were built many fascinating monuments – Dalai Lama’s summer and winter retreats, the Potala Palace and Norbulingkha are most prominent. It is one of the most fascinating places to visit in Asia.

Highlights

  • Drive through winding roads and beautiful hamlets in Bhutan.

  • Explore Bhutanese architecture and visit the many Dzong’s peppered thought Bhutan.

  • Visit the renowned “Tiger’s Nest Monastery Taktsang Monastery perched on a vertical cliff

  • Wander through UNESCO World heritage Sites in Kathmandu.

  • Explore the ancient cities of Patan and Bhaktapur.

  • Venture into the Potala Palace in Tibet.

  • Experience the many spiritual and religious power places.

  • Mingle with the locals at the famous Barkhor Market.

 
 

Trip Facts

Destination: Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet

Trip Duration: 13 Days

Arrival In: Paro, Bhutan

Departure From: Kathmandu, Nepal

Meals: BB basis in Kathmandu & Tibet/ Full Board basis in Bhutan (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Best Season: February – May/ September – November

Activity: Tour

Grade: N/A

 

Includes

 

Nepal Portion

•    Arrival/departure transfers

•    Meet assistance at the airport

•    4 nights’ hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in a twin sharing room on bed and breakfast basis

•    All the sightseeing tours and transfers as per the above program with local English speaking guide by private              vehicle

•    Orphanage visit in Kathmandu

•    Pottery in Bhaktapur

•    All the entrance and monuments fees as indicated in the program

 

Bhutan Portion

•    Arrival/departure transfers

•    Meet assistance at the airport

•    3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Thimphu in a twin sharing room on full board basis

•    2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Paro in a twin sharing room on full board basis

•    All the sightseeing tour and transfers as per the itinerary with English speaking guide

•    Bhutan Visa Fee

•    One way pony ride till Cafeteria, Taktsang Monastery [For kids]

•    Tourism development fund & Entrance fee in Bhutan

 

Tibet Portion

•    All necessary arrival/departure transfers

•    Meet assistance at the airport

•    3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Lhasa in a twin sharing room on bed and breakfast basis

•    Sightseeing tour and all surface transfers in Tibet will be provided as per the itinerary with English speaking              Tibetan guide by private vehicle

•    Tibet Travel Permit

•    All entrance and monuments fees as indicated in the program

 

Excludes

•    Nepal Visa Fee

•    Chinese Visa Fee

•    All International airfares and airport tax [Will be quoted separately]

•    Meals those are not included on the above cost inclusion

•    Refreshments, bottled drinks

•    Tipping

•    Insurance and rescue of any form

•    Cost arising out of flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides/riots and events beyond our control

•    Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost

•    Photography charges in the monasteries and monuments

•    Other services & items that are not mentioned on the above program

 

*Note Please note that every year Tibet remains closed during the month of March and the trip will operate only from April

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Paro and drive to Thimphu

Day 2 - In Thimphu

Day 3  - Day excursion to Punakha

Day 4 - Drive to Paro

Day 5 - In Paro, Taktsang Monastery Hike

Day 6 - Fly to Kathmandu

Day 7 - In Kathmandu

Day 8 - In Kathmandu

Day 9 - Fly to Lhasa, Tibet

Day 10 - In Lhasa

Day 11 - In Lhasa

Day 12 - Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 13 - Final Departure

 

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