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Tibet Bhutan Tour

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Trip Duration 15
Max-Altitude 3700
Group Size 1-15
Start & End Point Kathmandu
Trip Difficulty Easy
Best Season Spring and Autumn
Trip Price
US$ 4800
US$ 4200 Per Person
Trip Introduction

Overview of Tibet Bhutan Tour

Experience the wonders of two incredible Himalayan kingdoms on the Tibet Bhutan Tour. This perfectly planned 15-day adventure combines the best of Tibet Tours and Bhutan Tours into one unforgettable journey.

Your adventure starts in Kathmandu, Nepal, where you’ll soak up the vibrant energy before crossing the border into Tibet. Prepare to reach new heights, both literally and figuratively, as you visit mountaintop monasteries and witness the awe-inspiring Himalayas. Lhasa, the heart of Tibet, will unveil its treasures, including the magnificent Potala Palace and the sacred Jokhang Temple.

Bhutan, with its unique charm, will capture your heart. Paro, the gateway town, welcomes you with its stunning scenery and traditional dzongs (fortresses). The undisputed highlight of Bhutan will be the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery, a sacred site perched precariously on a cliffside. Throughout the Tibet Bhutan Tour, you’ll be mesmerized by breathtaking landscapes, immersed in rich cultural traditions, and gain a profound appreciation for the distinct identities of Tibet and Bhutan.

Trip Schedule

Itinerary of Tibet Bhutan Tour

Car 30-60 minutes
Accommodation 3-Star Hotel
Meals Breakfast

Immerse yourself in the captivating energy of Kathmandu, Nepal’s bustling capital. Explore ancient temples and vibrant marketplaces, and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Nepalese culture. This serves as a fantastic starting point before venturing into the wonders that await your Tibet Bhutan Tour.Nepal Tibet Travel

Car 30-60 minutes
Accommodation 3-Star Hotel
Meals Breakfast

Today is dedicated to finalizing logistics and obtaining the necessary permits for your Tibetan adventure. Get ready to embark on a journey that will leave you breathless as you explore the wonders of Tibet on this Tibet Bhutan Tour.Nepal Bhutan Tibet Tour

Car 7-9 hours
Accommodation Tourist Standard Hotel
Meals Breakfast

Embrace on a scenic journey from Kathmandu to Kerung, a border town nestled on the Nepal-China border. As you cross into Tibet on your Tibet Bhutan Tour, witness the dramatic transformation of the landscape, with snow-capped peaks emerging on the horizon. Prepare to be awestruck by the majestic beauty of the “Roof of the WorldNepal Tibet Bhutan Travel

Car 4-6 hours
Accommodation Tourist Standard Hotel
Meals Breakfast

Ascend to higher altitudes on your Tibet Bhutan Tour, experiencing the dramatic change in scenery as you enter Tibet. Reach Tingri, a small town nestled amidst towering mountains, offering unparalleled views of the Himalayas.Nepal Bhutan Tibet Travel

Car 30-60 minutes
Accommodation Tourist Standard Hotel
Meals Breakfast

Prepare to be awestruck by the majestic Rongbuk Monastery, perched atop a glacier and offering breathtaking views of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. Continue your journey to Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet, steeped in cultural and historical significance. This is just a taste of the many wonders you’ll encounter on this Tibet Bhutan Tour.Tibet Tour 6 Days

Car 4-6 hours
Accommodation Tourist Standard Hotel
Meals Breakfast

Travel through the vast Tibetan landscape, marveling at the beauty of the surrounding mountains and the unique nomadic way of life. Arrive in Lhasa, the cultural and historical heart of Tibet, a place where ancient traditions and breathtaking architecture collide. This is a highlight of any Tibet Tour and a truly unforgettable stop on your Tibet Bhutan Tour.Bhutan and Tibet plus Nepal Travel

Car 7-9 hours
Accommodation Tourist Standard Hotel
Meals Breakfast

Immerse yourself in the spiritual heart of Tibet on your Tibet Bhutan Tour. Explore the magnificent Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama, a towering architectural marvel. Delve into the sacred atmosphere of Jokhang Temple, one of Tibet’s most revered pilgrimage sites.Nepal Bhutan Tibet Travel

Car 7-9 hours
Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

Bid farewell to Lhasa and head back towards the border town of Shegar, where you’ll prepare for your onward journey to Bhutan, the second half of your incredible Tibet Bhutan Tour.Tibet Tour 5 Days

Car 4-6 hours
Accommodation 3-Star Hotel
Meals Breakfast

Say goodbye to the majestic Himalayas and return to Kathmandu. Here, you’ll catch a flight to Paro, the enchanting gateway town to Bhutan, a kingdom nestled amidst breathtaking mountains and steeped in a unique culture. Get ready to discover the magic of Bhutan on the next leg of your Tibet Bhutan Tour.Kathmandu UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour

Car 4-6 hours
Accommodation 3-Star Hotel
Meals Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Explore Thimphu, Bhutan’s vibrant capital city, known for its dzongs (fortresses), monasteries adorned with intricate carvings, and traditional Bhutanese architecture. Immerse yourself in the country’s vibrant culture and serene atmosphere. This is your chance to experience the unique charm of Bhutan on your Tibet Bhutan Tour.Bhutan Tour (23)

Car 4-6 hours
Accommodation 3-Star Hotel
Meals Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Take on a scenic journey to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan, situated at the confluence of two majestic rivers. Witness the dramatic shift in Bhutan’s landscape, with fertile valleys contrasting the stark beauty of the Himalayas. This scenic journey is just another perk of this unforgettable Tibet Bhutan Tour.Paro Airport Bhutan Travel

Car 4-6 hours
Accommodation 3-Star Hotel
Meals Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Immerse yourself in the rich history and spiritual significance of Bhutan as you visit Punakha Dzong, an impressive fortress-monastery that served as the seat of power for Bhutan’s religious leaders. Soak up the serenity of Punakha and enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty surrounding this charming town.Bhutan Tour (33)

Car 4-6 hours
Accommodation 3-Star Hotel
Meals Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Prepare for a challenging yet rewarding experience on your Tibet Bhutan Tour with a hike to the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery. This sacred landmark, perched precariously on a cliffside overlooking the Paro Valley, is a must-visit for any traveler to Bhutan. The breathtaking panoramic views and the spiritual significance of the monastery will leave you with unforgettable memories.Bhutan Tour (28)

Car 30-60 minutes
Accommodation Excluded
Meals Breakfast

Depart from Paro, take home unforgettable memories of your journey through the contrasting landscapes and rich cultures of Tibet and Bhutan on this incredible Tibet Bhutan Tour.

This meticulously crafted itinerary has allowed you to experience the best of both worlds, from the spiritual heart of Tibet to the captivating beauty of Bhutan. As you bid farewell, you’ll yearn to return to these captivating Himalayan kingdoms.Bhutan Tour


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Includes/Excludes

What's Included?

  • Relax in style: Comfy hotels throughout your 15-day adventure.
  • Foodie fun: 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners included.
  • See it all: Entrance fees to top attractions covered.
  • Travel with ease: Domestic flights, land transport, and Kathmandu-Paro flight included.
  • Expert guides: English-speaking guides in both Tibet and Bhutan.
  • Permits & fees: Tibet permit, Bhutan visa, and sightseeing fees all covered.
  • No hidden costs: All applicable taxes included.

What's Excluded?

  • China Group Visa Fees (varies based on nationality).
  • Flight Tickets (Kathmandu-Lhasa/Lhasa-Kathmandu).
  • Meals, drinks, and tips.
  • Photography charges at sites.
  • Nepal re-entry Visa.
  • Upgrading hotel rooms (if applicable).
  • Unforeseen costs (e.g., political disturbances, flight cancellations).
  • Airfare and Tibet/China visa fees.

Complimentary

  • International Flights: Roundtrip airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal Visa Fee: Required for entry into Nepal.
  • Lunches & Dinners in Nepal & Tibet: Some lunches and dinners are not included, allowing you to explore local options.
  • Optional Activities & Expenses: Laundry, bar bills, beverages, internet, phone calls, souvenirs, tips, and any additional activities not included in the itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance: Highly recommended for peace of mind.
Good to Know

Essential Information - Tibet Bhutan Tour

Unforgettable Journey: The Allure of the Tibet Bhutan Tour

The Himalayas, the “roof of the world,” beckon with their majestic peaks, ancient cultures, and breathtaking landscapes. The Tibet Bhutan Tour unveils the magic of this region in a meticulously crafted 15-day itinerary, allowing you to experience the best of both worlds: the spiritual heart of Tibet and the captivating kingdom of Bhutan.Bhutan Trip

Unveiling the Wonders of Tibet:

Lhasa, the Cultural and Historical Heart: Immerse yourself in the spiritual heart of Tibet. Explore the magnificent Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama, a towering architectural marvel. Delve into the sacred atmosphere of Jokhang Temple, one of Tibet’s most revered pilgrimage sites. Witness the serene beauty of monasteries like Sera and Drepung, centres of Buddhist learning for centuries. (Tibet Tour)

Journeys Beyond Lhasa: Ascend to higher altitudes and witness the dramatic shift in scenery. Hike to the Rongbuk Monastery, perched atop a glacier and offering breathtaking views of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. Explore the vibrant town of Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet, steeped in cultural and historical significance. Journey through the vast Tibetan landscape, marvelling at the beauty of the surrounding mountains and the unique nomadic way of life.

Experiencing the Uniqueness of Bhutan:

Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon: Bhutan, a kingdom nestled amidst the Himalayas, offers a unique blend of ancient traditions and modern life. Explore Thimphu, the vibrant capital city, known for its dzongs (fortresses), monasteries adorned with intricate carvings, and traditional Bhutanese architecture. Immerse yourself in the country’s vibrant culture and serene atmosphere, where happiness is a national priority.Bhutan Nepal Tibet Tour

Punakha, the Former Capital: Journey to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan, situated at the confluence of two majestic rivers. Visit Punakha Dzong, an impressive fortress monastery that served as the seat of power for Bhutan’s religious leaders. Soak up the serenity of Punakha and enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty surrounding this charming town. Hike to the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery, a sacred landmark perched precariously on a cliffside overlooking the Paro Valley. This challenging yet rewarding experience will leave you with unforgettable memories and panoramic views.

Unforgettable Experiences Await:

Immerse Yourself in Culture: This carefully crafted itinerary allows you to delve into the rich cultures of both Tibet and Bhutan. Witness traditional ceremonies, witness the art of carpet weaving, and interact with the warm and welcoming people.

Embrace the Beauty of Nature: The Himalayas provide a backdrop of unparalleled beauty throughout your journey. Hike amidst majestic mountains, witness serene glacial lakes and marvel at the unique flora and fauna of this region.

Create Lasting Memories: Whether it’s scaling the heights to reach Tiger’s Nest Monastery or witnessing the sunrise over the Himalayas, this tour offers a multitude of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories.Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour

Tibet Bhutan Tour: A Journey for the Soul

The Tibet Bhutan Tour is more than just a sightseeing adventure; it’s a journey for the soul. It’s a chance to disconnect from the ordinary and reconnect with nature, culture, and yourself. So, pack your bags, embrace the spirit of adventure, and embrace on an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Himalayas on this meticulously crafted Tibet Bhutan Tour.

Perfect Time for Your Tibet Bhutan Tour: A Seasonal Guide

The majestic Himalayas beckon on the Tibet Bhutan Tour, but choosing the ideal time for your adventure can significantly enhance your experience. Here’s a breakdown of the best seasons to visit Tibet and Bhutan, allowing you to tailor your Tibet Bhutan Tour (or Bhutan Tibet Tour) to your preferences:

Spring (April-May):

  • Pleasant Weather: Spring offers a delightful balance of warm days and cool nights in both Tibet and Bhutan. This makes sightseeing and outdoor activities comfortable, with minimal chances of rain.
  • Clear Skies: Spring boasts clear skies, perfect for capturing stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest. Witness snow-capped peaks in all their glory. (Tibet Tour)
  • Blooming Beauty: Spring awakens the Himalayas with vibrant wildflowers, adding a touch of color to the dramatic landscapes.
  • Increased Crowds: Be aware that spring is a popular time to visit, so expect higher tourist numbers, especially during peak weeks like Golden Week in China (usually in early October).Bhutan Tour (35)

Summer (June-August):

  • Monsoon Season: While summer offers warmer temperatures in both regions, it also coincides with the monsoon season in Bhutan. Expect frequent rain showers, particularly at lower altitudes. (Bhutan Tour)
  • Higher Altitudes Escape the Rain: However, higher altitudes in Tibet generally experience less rain, making it a good time to visit for those primarily interested in exploring Lhasa and surrounding areas. (Tibet Tour)
  • Lush Landscapes: The monsoon season brings lush greenery to the valleys, offering a different perspective on the beauty of the Himalayas.
  • Fewer Crowds: Compared to spring and fall, summer can offer a more relaxed experience with fewer crowds, especially in Bhutan.

Autumn (September-October):

  • Ideal Weather: Autumn is widely considered the best time to visit both Tibet and Bhutan. Enjoy clear skies, pleasant temperatures, and minimal rainfall, making it perfect for outdoor activities and sightseeing.
  • Festivals and Celebrations: Autumn coincides with several vibrant festivals in both regions, offering a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture. Witness the Tsechu festival in Bhutan or the Shoton Festival in Lhasa.
  • Peak Season Crowds: Autumn is a popular time to visit, so expect higher tourist numbers and potentially higher travel costs. Book your Tibet Bhutan Tour well in advance to secure your preferred dates.Bhutan Tour (31)

Winter (November-March):

  • Budget-Friendly Travel: Winter offers the most affordable travel options for both Tibet and Bhutan. With fewer tourists, you can enjoy lower accommodation rates and potentially score deals on flights.
  • Crystal-Clear Skies: Winter boasts the clearest skies of the year, offering breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayas.
  • Colder Temperatures: Be prepared for significantly colder temperatures, especially in Tibet, where high altitudes can make conditions harsh. Some mountain passes might be closed due to snow. (Tibet Tour)
  • Limited Activities: Some outdoor activities and sightseeing options might be restricted due to weather conditions.

Choosing the Perfect Season:

The best season for your Tibet Bhutan Tour depends on your priorities:

  • For pleasant weather, clear skies, and potentially higher tourist numbers, choose spring (April- May) or autumn (September- October).
  • For budget-friendly travel and the most spectacular views, consider winter (November-March), but be prepared for colder temperatures.
  • If you want to avoid monsoon rains in Bhutan, steer clear of summer (June-August).

No matter what season you choose, the Tibet Bhutan Tour (or Bhutan Tibet Tour) promises an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Himalayas. Let the breathtaking scenery, rich cultures, and unique experiences create lasting memories.Bhutan Tour (28)

Visa Information for Your Tibet Bhutan Tour

Embracing on a Tibet Bhutan Tour promises an unforgettable adventure, but to ensure a smooth journey, understanding visa requirements is crucial. Here’s a breakdown of the visa processes for both Tibet and Bhutan, along with the expertise of Alpine Luxury Treks to guide you through the process.

Tibet Travel Permit:

  • Processing Time: Obtaining a Tibet Travel Permit typically takes 15 working days.
  • Application Process: While the process can seem complex, Alpine Luxury Treks will be there every step of the way. We’ll provide clear instructions and assist you with gathering the necessary documents, which generally include a scanned copy of your passport biodata page, a completed application form, and a recent passport-sized photograph.
  • Group Travel Requirement: It’s important to note that individual travel to Tibet is not permitted. You’ll need to join a group tour with at least four participants.
  • Biometric Data Collection: In some cases, depending on your nationality and chosen port of entry, you might be required to submit biometric data (fingerprints) at a Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CASC). Alpine Luxury Treks will keep you informed of any such requirements.Bhutan Tour (33)

Bhutan Visa:

  • Processing Time: Obtaining a Bhutan visa is a more streamlined process compared to the Tibet Travel Permit, with a processing time of just 3 working days.
  • Application Process: As your trusted tour operator, Alpine Luxury Treks will handle the Bhutan visa application on your behalf.
  • Required Documents: You’ll typically need to provide a scanned copy of your passport biodata page, which we’ll guide you through collecting.
  • Visa Issuance: Once approved, you’ll receive a visa clearance letter electronically, which needs to be presented at immigration upon arrival in Bhutan.

Additional Considerations:

  • Ensure Passport Validity: Both Tibet and Bhutan require your passport to be valid for at least six months beyond your intended travel dates.
  • Multiple Entry Visas: If you plan on entering and exiting either country multiple times, you might need a multiple-entry visa. Alpine Luxury Treks can advise you on this based on your itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is highly recommended for your Tibet Bhutan Tour, especially considering the high altitudes and remote locations involved.Bhutan Tour (27)

By understanding these visa requirements and choosing Alpine Luxury Treks as your tour operator, you can ensure a smooth and hassle-free visa application process for your dream Tibet Bhutan Tour. Let our expertise guide you as you embrace on this unforgettable Himalayan adventure!

Important Note on Visas:

Obtaining visas for both Tibet and Bhutan is essential for your Tibet Bhutan Tour. While the processes may seem complex, Alpine Luxury Treks is here to help! We’ll provide clear instructions, assist with document gathering, and liaise with the relevant authorities to ensure a smooth visa application process.

Here’s a quick summary of processing times:

  • Tibet Travel Permit: 15 working days
  • Bhutan Visa: 3 working days

Contact Alpine Luxury Treks today to start planning your unforgettable journey through the majestic Himalayas! We’ll take care of the visa complexities, allowing you to focus on the excitement of exploring this incredible region.

Beyond the Essentials: Preparing for an Unforgettable Tibet Bhutan Tour

While visas and seasons are crucial aspects for a successful Tibet Bhutan Tour, Alpine Luxury Treks goes beyond the basics to ensure a smooth, culturally enriching, and unforgettable adventure. Here are some additional considerations to enhance your experience:5 Nights 6 Days Bhutan Tour

Packing for Diverse Climates:

  • Layering Up: Both Tibet and Bhutan experience significant altitude changes, resulting in varying temperatures. Pack thermals, a waterproof jacket, and comfortable hiking boots for diverse weather conditions.
  • Sun Safety at High Altitudes: The Himalayan sun can be intense. Pack sunscreen with high SPF, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat for optimal sun protection.
  • Respectful Attire: Dress modestly throughout your Tibet Bhutan Tour to respect local customs in both regions. Opt for long pants and shirts that cover shoulders and knees when visiting religious sites.
  • Basic First-Aid Kit: Be prepared for minor ailments by packing medications for headaches, upset stomachs, and any personal prescriptions you might require.

Conquering the High Altitudes:

  • Gradual Ascent for Acclimatization: Tibet, in particular, boasts high altitudes. Your Alpine Luxury Treks itinerary incorporates acclimatization days, allowing your body to adjust gradually and reducing the risk of altitude sickness.
  • Hydration is Key: Drinking plenty of bottled water is crucial at high altitudes to stay hydrated and combat altitude sickness.Potala palace Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour

Currency Exchange and Communication:

  • Local Currencies: Tibet uses the Tibetan Yuan (CNY) and Bhutan uses the Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN). While some larger establishments might accept credit cards, carrying cash is recommended. Alpine Luxury Treks can advise on the best practices for currency exchange before your departure.
  • Limited Internet Access: Be prepared for limited internet access, especially in remote areas. Download essential maps, offline travel guides, and any necessary information beforehand to ensure smooth navigation.
  • Mobile Network Considerations: Check with your mobile service provider about roaming options in Tibet and Bhutan to stay connected if needed.

Cultural Sensitivity and Travel Insurance:

  • Respectful Photography: Always ask permission before photographing people, especially in religious settings.
  • Local Customs Awareness: Be mindful of local customs, such as removing shoes before entering temples and avoiding pointing with your index finger. Alpine Luxury Treks can provide a comprehensive cultural briefing to ensure a respectful and enriching experience.
  • Tipping Etiquette: Tipping customs differ between Tibet and Bhutan. Alpine Luxury Treks can provide specific guidelines to navigate tipping appropriately.
  • Travel Insurance for Peace of Mind: Given the high altitudes and remote locations, travel insurance is highly recommended for your Tibet Bhutan Tour. Alpine Luxury Treks can help you choose a plan that suits your needs and provides peace of mind during your adventure.Bhutan Tour (29)

By considering these additional details and partnering with Alpine Luxury Treks, you can ensure a smooth, culturally enriching, and unforgettable journey through the majestic Himalayas on your Tibet Bhutan Tour. Let the exploration begin!

Most asked questions

FAQs about Tibet Bhutan Tour

Our awesome 15-day Tibet Bhutan Tour includes all your transport within Tibet and Bhutan, comfy stays, and experienced guides to show you the way. Plus, you’ll get permits for both Tibet and Bhutan, so you can explore worry-free.

The best time for your Tibet Bhutan Tour depends on what you like. Spring (April to mid-June) and fall (September to October) have pleasant weather in both regions, with clear skies for epic mountain views. Winter offers lower prices and fewer crowds, but be prepared for colder temps, especially in Tibet.

Yes, visas are required for both Tibet and Bhutan. No worries, we’ll guide you through the application process for both to ensure a smooth journey.

While most sightseeing involves easy walks, there’s a hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan on this tour. This trek requires moderate fitness, with some steep sections. Overall, being in good health and having a sense of adventure is recommended.

Totally! This itinerary is a fantastic intro to both Tibet and Bhutan, but we know you might have specific interests. We can customize the tour to include extra days in your favorite spots or adjust activities based on your fitness level. Just let us know your preferences, and we’ll create the perfect Tibet Bhutan Tour for you!

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