|Group size:||2-12 people||Max-Altitude:||3,650m/11,972ft|
|Arrival on:||Paro, Bhutan||Departure from:||Lhasa, Tibet|
|Meals:||Full Board in Nepal and Bhutan. Breakfast in Tibet|
Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet Tour covers the three most beautiful Himalayan nations of South Asia: through the last Shangri-La--Bhutan, the land of Mt. Everest; the birthplace of Buddha—Nepal; and lastly, the roof of the world—Tibet. This 14-day adventure begins with the visits to popular Bhutanese landmarks like Tiger’s Nest Monastery, King’s Memorial Chhorten, Punakha Dzong (fortress), and others. Next, travel to Nepal with a flight to Kathmandu for an amazing time. Begin your tour with visits to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu followed by jungle safari in Chitwan and sightseeing in the amazing lake city, Pokhara. Next, fly to Tibet and visit popular Tibetan landmarks like Potala and Norbulingka palaces, Tibet Traditional Museum, Barkhor Bazaar and others in Lhasa. While there, also visit a number of impressive Tibetan monasteries like Sera, Drepung and Jokhang Temple. Travel a little farther away from Lhasa the next day and explore the amazing Ganden Monastery and Drayerpa Cave.
Note: Please note that since the flights from Paro to Kathmandu and Kathmandu to Tibet are operated only on the specific days, we will have to start the tour from Sunday (Day 1).Then we will catch the scheduled flight from Paro to Kathmandu on Thursday. Similarly, we will catch the scheduled flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa on Tuesday.
After breakfast, we drive to Paro via Dochu La pass. There, we visit the new Druk Wangyal Monastery. With elaborate paintings depicting the lineage of the present monarchy and their visionary works, the Druk Wangyal Monastery is the only one of its kind in the country. After the tour of the monastery, we continue our drive with a stop in Thimphu for lunch. Overnight in Paro.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Accommodations on this trip are on twin-shared basis.
Bhutan: Hotels in Bhutan are approved and classified by the government as grade A, B and C. The government approved hotels are equivalent to 3-4 star hotels elsewhere. Based on availability at the time of our booking, our company serves A grade hotels in Paro and Thimphu and B grade hotels in Punkha. We use Hotel Tashi Namgay Resort in Paro, Hotel Migmar in Thimpu and Meri Puensum Resort in Punakha.
Nepal: We will be accommodated in 3-star deluxe hotel, Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa in Kathmandu, Tiger Land Safari Resort in Chitwan and Mt. Kailash Resort in Pokhara.Tibet: Kyichu Hotel in Lhasa.
The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.Luggage Weight Restrictions
Druk Air has a 20 kg weight limit for checked luggage and another 5 kg weight limit for carry-on luggage on their flights.Official Papers
Essentials: Always check that your pack contains essential items such as your passport, money, eyewear, a change of clothing, hiking boots and medications in your carry-on baggage.
Gifts: Please don't bring extra gifts which might burden you. If you wish to show your appreciation to the staff, the best gift would be a sincere ‘thank-you’ or tips where appropriate.
Cultural Sensitivity: It`s better for women to wear pants (or Capri length pants) and/or a skirt (mid-calf or longer). Tights, hiking shorts and sports tops are not advisable. For men, pants are best. Men may wear longer hiking shorts that come to the knees. Never go shirtless.
Health tips for women: Women are advised to bring their necessary health/sanitary supplies with them as such items might not be available in Bhutan.
Boots: Wear boots that are broken-in. To minimize the risk of blisters, wearing thin liner socks under regular hiking socks may help.
Clothing: Cotton is recommended in warm weather. Once wet, cotton also drains body heat. Better to bring wool or synthetics such as Capilene, MTS and Thermax.
Layers: Always test your layers before a trip. See if the outer layer fits easily over the inside ones.
Toiletry Kit: For trekking and sightseeing, bring your own toiletry kit and a small bottle of hand sanitizer. Always remember to discard the toilet tissue in a waste basket and not along a trail or in the toilet.
Heating: In Bhutan, portable electric heaters are generally provided for heating in rooms. Blankets are also provided. Bring an extra set of long underwear for extra warmth.