14 days Tibet & Nepal & Bhutan Classic TourFrom $1350Tour Code: tnb-06

Kathmandu, Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Kathmandu, Thimphu, Punaka, Paro

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D1 Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport

Upon arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will obtain your Nepal visa. You will need $40 cash and 2 passport size photos per person.  After claiming your baggage you will be met by your guide and taken to your hotel.

Meals: None
Accommodation: Overnight in Kathmandu
D2 Kathmandu Tours

Your Tibet visa will be processed today.  Explore the Kathmandu Valley including the Pashupatinath Temple— the holistic Hindu temple, the Boudhanath Stupa—one of the largest stupas in the world, and Bhaktapur—the 9th century city.  You will also visit a traditional painting school where you will discover the underlying meaning of the dying Nepalese art.  

Meals: Breakfast   None  
Accommodation: Overnight in Kathmandu
D3 Kathmandu sightseeing

Explore ancient Patan city, one of the three main cities of the valley which is renowned as a city of arts and crafts.  The main highlight of Patan are Durbar Square, ancient temples, the Tibetan refugee camp and the Patan industrial area.  Enjoy the afternoon shopping for souvenirs or visit more sights with your guide.

Meals: Breakfast   None  
Accommodation: Overnight in Kathmandu
D4 Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa

Upon arrival at Lhasa’s Gongar airport, you will be met and welcomed by your Tibetan guide and taken to your hotel.   Walk around Lhasa, a city with an altitude of 3,550 meters (12,000 feet) located at the foot of Mount Gephel.  Lhasa is the administrative capital of the Tibetan plateau.  This ancient city is best known as the home of the Dalai Lama’s Potala Palace.  In the early 7th century King Srongtsen Gompo unified the many local tribes.  After unification he moved the capital from Yarlung to Lhasa and constructed Potala Palace.  Visit centuries old Buddhist monasteries, palaces and busy Barkhor Street, the famous local market area.  Approximately 300,000 people live in the Lhasa area.  Lhasa means “Place of the Gods”.  Here, the major religion is Tibetan Buddhism.  Locals call it by another name, “Sunlit City.”  Bring warm clothing as a cold wind runs through the city.  The annual average temperature is 7 degrees Celsius.

Meals: Breakfast   None  
Accommodation: Overnight in Lhasa
D5 Explore Lhasa - Potala Palace, Sera Monastery and Jokhang Temple

Legendary Potala Place is located at the top of Red Hill with the best view of Lhasa city.  Potala has two parts: the first part is the White Place and the second is the Red.  It was originally built for mediation in the 7th century by King Srongtsen Gompo.  Years later the 5th Dalai Lama renovated it by completing the white and red wing in 1694.  Now, Potala Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site and open to visitorsa.  You can visit various chapels, the gallery, the tombs of the Dalai Lamas and the official chapel of the 14th Dalai Lama until 1959.  Sera Monastery is a famous historic religious site.  Built in 1419 by a student of Tsongkhapa, it is one of the three largest monasteries in Lhasa, the others being Ganden and Drepung.  It is a major center for the Gelukpa sect of Buddhism.  Sera Monastery is 2 miles from the center of Lhasa.  During the cultural revolution of 1959 the monastery was damaged and many monks were killed.  It has been rebuilt and open for visitors.  The heart of Lhasa is Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center.  It was constructed by King Srongtsen Gompo, Queen Bhrikuti and Wencheng.  This mysterious temple is located in Barkhor Square and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  The monastery s a fusion of Nepalese and Tibetan art with architecture on wood and metal.

Meals: Breakfast   None  
Accommodation: Overnight in Lhasa
D6 Lhasa Sightseeing - Drepung Monastery, Mentshikang (Tibetan medicine center) and Norbulingka Palace

The largest monastery in Tibet, Drepung Monastery lies 6 km west of Lhasa.  The construction of this Galukpa center began in 1415.  In this shelter of thousands of monks you will visit the prayer hall, meeting hall, kitchen which prepared meals for 7,000 monks and more chapels.
Tibetan Medicine Center (Mentsikhang Institute) was built in 1916, but the medical history goes back to the 3rd century BC.  It is a Tibetan traditional health treatment center and the center for research for orthopedics. Surgery, pediatrics and internal medicine.
The Dalai Lama’s summer home is Norbulinka Palace which was constructed in 1755 and includes an enormous park.  There is a prayer hall and beautiful paintings and art work inside the palace.  This UNESCO site is located near Potala Palace, west of Lhasa city.

Meals: Breakfast   None  
Accommodation: Overnight in Lhasa
D7 Excursion to Yamdok-Tsho Lake outside Lhasa

After an early breakfast, drive to Yamdok-Tsho Lake.  Enjoy the magnificent views and return to Lhasa in the evening.
Yamdrok-Tsho Lake is one of the holiest lakes in Tibet.  It is located on the Friendship Highway to Kathmandu, while the road goes up to Kambala Pass (4800 meters).  You will enjoy the view from the pass and the incredible turquoise blue lake.

Meals: Breakfast   None  
Accommodation: Overnight in Lhasa
D8 Flight to Kathmandu

Take a panoramic flight over the Himalayas to Kathmandu, Nepal.  After immigration formalities, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel.  In the afternoon visit the UNESCO monuments of the Kathmandu /valley.

Meals: Breakfast   None  
Accommodation: Overnight in Kathmandu
D9 Fly to Bhutan and drive to Thimphu

Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for a one hour 15 minute flight to Paro.  Your Bhutanese guide will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel in Thimphu.  Depending on arrival time you can do some touring or rest and have an early start the next morning.

Meals: Breakfast   / Lunch   / Dinner  
Accommodation: Overnight in Thimpu
D10 Thimpu sightseeing

Today you will explore the National Library, Heritage Museum, the 3rd King’s memorial stupa, a paper factory, art school, wood carving school and the largest statue of Buddha, the Takin’s zoo, a traditional medicine institute, to name a few of the stops on the agenda.

Meals: Breakfast   / Lunch  None  
Accommodation: Overnight in Thimpu
D11 Thimpu to Punakha excursion and back (150 kilometers) 7 hours

After an early morning breakfast, drive to the famous Dochula Pass (3,102 meters) where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a view of the Himalaya Range.  Walk around 108 stupas and take some amazing photos.  Drive to Punakha Zong and time permitting, visit the Fertility Temple via rice field terraces.

Meals: Breakfast   / Lunch   / Dinner  
Accommodation: Overnight in Thimpu
D12 Thimpu to Paro

After breakfast return to Paro and hike to Taktshang, also known as the Tiger’s Nest.
Taktsang Monastery is the holiest monument for Mahayana Buddhists.  It is built on a steep hillside in the valley of Paro.  Originally constructed in 1692 around the Taktsang cave where Guru Padmasambhava is believed to have meditated for 3 years, 3 months, 3 days and 3 hours in the 8th century.  Guru Padmasambhava is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan and Tibet.

Meals: Breakfast   / Lunch   / Dinner  
Accommodation: Overnight in Paro
D13 Fly to Kathmandu

After a breathtaking flight over the Himalayas, arrive in Kathmandu.  Your guide will transfer you to your hotel.  Explore more of Kathmandu, if time permits.

Meals: Breakfast   None  
Accommodation: Overnight in Kathmandu
D14 Kathmandu Departure

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast   None  
Accommodation: None

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Price Guide

Price Includes:

Double occupancy in listed hotels in Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal. Breakfast in Tibet and Nepal and 3 meals per day in Bhutan
Land transportation by car in Bhutan and Nepal, 4 wheel drive in Tibet
English speaking local guides
Entrance fees
Bhutan travel permit, Bhutan single entry visa, Tibet travel permit, Tibet single entry visa processing

Price Exclude:

Meals other than indicated
Nepal visa: $40 each plus two passport size photos
Alcohol, internet, telephone service
Gratuity to guides and drivers
All lunches and dinners in Tibet and Nepal
Extra cost due to weather disturbances, political unrest, flight cancellations
Rescue evacuation
Medical insurance
Flight tickets to and from home
Cost of the flights are calculated extra

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1) Send your request through our website form or send us an email at info@tibetodysseytours.com. With each inquiry, please include the following information: 
a. Your desired destinations;
b. Departure date
c. Length of your trip
d. Your name, email address and country of citizenship.

We will confirm your inquiry with a reply within 24 hours.
2) You can call us directly at our service center at +86-891-6384692 (landline) or +86-1889089998 (mobile)
3) You can come to our office in Chengdu in person to make reservation
We highly recommend you that you reserve your tour at least 30-50 days before the actual travel date. We will send you a letter of confirmation 
via email once you have confirmed your booking with us, informing you of the your proposed flights, hotels and your trip details.
 
2. Payment Methods
We can confirm your tour reservation with a payment of 30% of the total tour cost plus 100% of the cost of any flights or train tickets required for your tour. You can then pay the balance due for your tour to our local staff after your arrival in Lhasa. 
 
3. Luggage Allowances
The regulations of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China states that, the free baggage allowance within China is 20kg (44 pounds) for economy class flights, 30kg (66 pounds) for business class flights, and 40kg (88 pounds) for first class flights, plus limited carry-on luggage. Excess baggage charges are the sole responsibility of the traveler. Regulations within China specify that all suitcases must have a locking device attached. Failure to follow this regulation may result in refusal by airport staff to load suitcases onto the aircraft.

4. Itinerary changes and cancellations
We make every effort to operate tours as listed on our website, however, we reserve the right to modify the itinerary, or substitute the activities, hotels, meals or transportation as we deem necessary. We also have the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to its commencement for every reason, like unforeseen circumstances, or circumstances beyond our control. In this cases we will re-book you on different day, however if we are unable to rebook you, we will issue a full field claim. 
 
5. Meals
All of our tours include a daily breakfast. Lunch and dinner is not included as we prefer to give the freedom to our clients to try the local food by themselves. Meals are usually served at the hotel. Dinner may also be served at a local restaurant. Although we cannot guarantee special meal requests, we will do our best to provide you with specialized dietary needs for meals as well as your special needs for hotel rooms such as adjacent or connecting rooms, bed sizes, etc.

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