Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Tour Highlights:

      •   Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Kathmandu to Paro

      •   Visit to Davis Fall, Gupteswor Cave and boating in Phewa Lake in Pokhara (Nepal)

      •   Visit to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha (Nepal)

      •   Chitwan National Park (Nepal)

      •   Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swambhu (Nepal)

      •   Rinpung Dzong, Drugyel Dzong, Ta-Dzong and Historical Museum in Paro (Bhutan)

      •   Hike to Khamsum Yulley Chorten (Bhutan)

      •   Visits to Monasteries, Painting School, museum and traditional paper factory in Thimpu (Bhutan)

      •   Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Sera monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street (Tibet )

      •   Kumbum Stupa, Palkhor Monastery, Tashilunpo Monastery  and Free Market (Tibet)

 

Trip Cost Includes:

      •   All ground transportation in private vehicles.
      •   Twin sharing accommodation in star hotels

           •   4 Nights in Kathmandu

           •   1 Night in Pokhara

           •   1 Night in Lumbini

           •   2 Nights in Chitwan


      •   Twin sharing accommodation in hotels

            •   6 Nights in Bhutan

            •   6 Nights in Tibet

 

      •   20 Breakfast, 8 Lunch, 10 Dinner
      •   Airfare from Kathmandu to Pokhara including airport departure tax at Kathmandu airport.
      •   Airfare from Kathmandu~Lhasa~Kathmandu including airport departure tax at Kathmandu and Lhasa airport.
      •   Airfare from Kathmandu to Paro including airport departure tax at Kathmandu airport.

      •   All jungle activities in Chitwan National Park.
      •   Guided city tour with all entrance fees in sightseeing places
      •   An English speaking knowledgeable local tour guide in each country
      •   Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
      •   City Map and T Shirt

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
On arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your pre booked hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure to freshen up and relax. In the evening you will be briefed about your daily tour activities and will be invited for welcome dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant.
Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Welcome Dinner


Day 02: Kathmandu
OPTIONAL: MOUNTAIN FLIGHT

Early morning you are transferred to the airport to board the mountain flight (OPTIONAL). The approximate one-hour mountain flight takes you close to some of the highest peaks in the world including Mount Everest. One can clearly see and identify the peaks, and see the Himalayan landscape and glaciers during the flight. Drive back to hotel for breakfast.
Breakfast at the hotel.

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath, a pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be the powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power in religious terms. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple is 6 kms from Kathmandu city and just a few hundred meters from the end of the runway at Tribhuwan International Airport. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main temple, but you can view the temple from the east bank of River Bagmati. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.

BoudhnathStupa: Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this enormous stupa where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfetered, and the lanes around the stupa are crammed with monasteries and the surrounding is a paraphernalia for Buddhist life.

Kathmandu DurbarSquare: is one of three royal palace squares in the Kathmandu Valley. This site was the royal residence until the 19th century where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch use to take place. The two-hectare palace complex is divided into two main courtyards, and was initially constructed in the 16th century, although subsequent additions were made in the Shah dynasty in the 18th century and by the Rana rulers in the 19th century. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels and houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial Museum, dedicated to the monarch who opened up Nepal to the outside world, and the Mahendra Museum, dedicated to his son, King Mahendra. At the southern end of Durbar Square is the Kumari Chowk. The gilded cage has the Kumari, a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. She is worshipped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards. Kashtamandap is the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree.

Swoyambhunath Temple: This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags. From the spire, four faces of Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions. The entire structure is symbolic. The white dome represents the earth, the nose like shape below the piercing eyes is actually the nepali number ‘one’ signifying unity, and above is a third eye signifying the insight of the Buddha, while the 13 tiered beehive like structure at the top symbolizes the 13 stages that human being has to pass through to achieve nirvana. The base is ringed by prayer wheels which pilgrims circuiting the stupa spin each one as they pass by.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara

After breakfast, transfer to airport for an early morning flight to Pokhara.
Pokhara: Situated about 200 km west of the capital Kathmandu, Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal and is the second most populous city in the country. Due to its proximity to the Annapurna mountain range the city is also a base for trekkers undertaking many short or long treks. The serene of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them makes Pokhara an ambience of peace and magic.

Phewa Lake is a semi natural freshwater lake at an altitude of 742m located in the south of the Pokhara. The Annapurna range on the north is only about 28 km (linear distance) away from the lake, and the lake is famous for the reflection of mount Machhapuchhre and other mountain peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges on its surface.The Barahi Temple is situated on an island in the lake and thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.

Davi's fall: Locally known as Patale Chhango is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. The water that feeds the Davi’s Fall comes from the Phewa Lake, which follows a rocky stream to eventually rush down the waterfall and disappear. The passages that run under the ground are connected to the hole below the waterfall. The best time to view this spectacular sight is during the monsoon season when there is a high rainfall and the summer season. An interesting modern legend says that a foreigner named David was dipping in the Pardi Khola (river) when the floodgates of the dam were opened, sweeping him into an underground passage beneath the fall, never to be seen again.

Gupteswar Cave: Gupteswar Cave is a sacred cave, lies 2 km from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Davi's fall and the cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all fours. This cave holds special value for Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.

Overnight: Hotel in Pokhara

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 04: Drive to Lumbini (7 Hrs)

Drive to Lumbini via Tansen from Pokhara is approx. 200 kms. South west and takes about 6-7 hours. Tansen is a beautiful hill station and historical town.

Lumbini: Lumbini, lying in the foothills in the Himalayas in Nepal is a Buddhist pilgrimage site, approx. 300 kms south of Kathmandu. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, the site is a large garden with a grove of pipal trees. The most important temple at Lumbini is the Maya Devi Temple, which enshrines the traditional site of the Buddha's birth. The modern temple consists mainly of simple white building that protects ancient ruins, with the exact spot of the Buddha's birth. On the south side of the temple is a sacred pool, where it is said Maya Devi bathed before giving birth, and where the new born Buddha was washed by two dragons. The Maya Devi temple is surrounded by the brick foundations of ancient temples and monasteries. All around Lumbini, long lines of colorfulprayer flags are strung between trees which are believed to carry prayers and mantras heavenward as they flap on the breeze. The other main sight of interest at Lumbini is Ashoka's Pillar, near the temple.

Overnight: Hotel in Lumbini

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 05: Drive to Chitwan (4 Hrs)

Drive to Chitwan from Lumbini is apprx. 150 kms.east of Lumbini and the journey takes 4 hours. The highlight of Chitwan is the World Heritage listed, Royal Chitwan National Park which is the lush valley situated in the foothills of Churia ranges. This National Park is famous for its variety of wildlife, and with the snowcapped Himalaya in the distance.

Overnight: Hotel in Chitwan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 06: Chitwan
Elephant ride, bird watching, jungle walks and dugout canoe ride

Overnight: Hotel in Chitwan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu

We spend our last evening in Nepal sharing the excitements of the trip enjoying dinner in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

 

Day 08: Fly to Lhasa
You will be transferred to airport for the flight to Lhasa, where you will be met by our representative. The visits to Potala Palace, Norbulingka, and Sera monastery, Drepung Monastery and Jokhang Temple would be an awesome experience.

Overnight: Hotel in Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 09: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa

Sera Monastery: 5km North of Lhasa, its setting is one of the prettiest in Lhasa, hugging the ridge that forms the Northern wall of the Kyi Chu Valley. Founded in 1419 by SakyaYeshe, a disciple of Tsongkhapa, belonging to the Gelugpa sect and is one of the three great monasteries of Tibet, the other two being Drepung & Ganden. In its heyday, Sera hosted a huge monastic population and five colleges. Like Drepung, the colleges in Sera specialized in: Sera Me in fundamental precepts of Buddhism, Sera Je in instruction of itinerant monks and Sera Ngagpa in Tantric studies.

Jokhang Temple: The oldest and the most revered religious structure in Tibet, it dates back to 639 to 647, construction initiated by king SongtsenGampo to house a Buddha image Akshobhya brought to Tibet by his Nepalese wife. But now, the main statue in this temple is of the Sakyamuni, which was a gift from his Chinese wife Won Cheng in 641 A.D to King SongtsenGampo. The statue of Akshobhya being switched to Romoche. Pilgrims from all over Tibet come to worship here and prostrate themselves in full length in front of the main doors of' the temple. It is truly a moving and unrivalled experience to witness such a sight and more so to actually join them in their pilgrimage around the temple.

Barkhor Street: The traditional lifestyle and appearance of Lhasa's Old City district are well preserved in Barkhore Street: The stone houses, and the man-laid stone roads, Barkhore Street is the commercial center in Tibet shops line one next to another. Here visitors can get everything Tibetan they could hope for, such as the prayer-wheels, the boots and hats, robes, and bags. Commodities made in India and Nepal can also be found here. There are many art galleries and stores for arts and crafts, which specialize in thankas. The thankas are paintings of Buddha. Brightly colored and vividly depicted. Artisans paint and sell thankas on the street.

Overnight: Hotel in Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 10: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa

Potala: The Potala Palace, winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century, symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. It is built on Red Mountain in the centre of Lhasa Valley, at an altitude of 3,700m. Potala dominates the Lhasa skyline and as the residence of Dalai Lamas.

Drepung Monastery: The Drepung Monastery is one of the 3 biggest monasteries, located on the slope of Mt. Guopei, it is 10 km to the west of Lhasa. The Monastery is so big that it resembles a town. The Monastery consists of a number of grand chambers, and the Dalai Lama’s’ palaces. The Drepung Monastery used to nourish a lot of scholars of Buddhism in Tibet.

Norbhulingka: Summer Palace of the Dalai Lamas is a short distance away in the western part of town; and in Lhasa’s low-lying surrounding hills are the important Gelungpa monasteries of Sera and Drepung. In the palace there are many splendid murals painted by a Fourteenth Dalai Lama's painter.

Overnight: Hotel in Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 11: Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse

Visit Kumbum Stupa & Palkhor Monastery

Drive about 7 hours to Gyantse via Kampa La pass (4794m),YamdrokTso (4482m) also known as Turquoise Lake covers 600 sq. km. and is one of the three largest lakes in Tibet. Crossing Karo La pass (5010m) & two other smaller passes we come to Gyantse.

Gyantse: The third most important city Gyantse is one of the least Chinese influenced towns in Tibet and is worth a visit for this reason alone.

KumbumStupa: It is one of the most revered and unusual architectural masterpieces. It was built in 1440 and is in the shape of a 108-sided mandala. Kumbum means 10,000 images. The Stupa raises over four symmetrical floors and is surmounted by a gold dome. The dome rises like a crown over four sets of eyes that gazes serenely out in the cardinal directions of the compass.

Phalkor Monastery: It was founded in 1418.It was designed by Newari architects from Nepal. The former has a special influence over Buddhism owing to its unity of Gelugpa, Sakyapa & Bhuton sect.

Overnight: Hotel in Gyantse

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 12: Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse (2Hours)

Shigatse: It is the second largest city in Tibet and the capital of the traditional Tibetan province of Tsang.

Tashilunpo Monastery: It was founded in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama. This monastery is one of the few monasteries in Tibet that weathered the stormy seas of the Cultural Revolution. This monastery houses the Maitreya Buddha statue weighing 275 Kg made of gold and 26 meters in height.

Free Market: The Market bustles with vendors offering a selection of practical and souvenir items that rival Lhasa’s Bharkhor market. The vendors here get very aggressive in sales so please be prepared.

Overnight: Hotel in Shigatse

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 13: Drive from Shigatse to Lhasa
Today you will drive back to Lhasa (it is 280 kms from Shigatse to Lhasa by the new road along the Yalutsangbu River).

Overnight: Hotel in Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 14: Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 15: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro, Bhutan
Fly from Kathmandu to Paro in Druk Air. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountain and landscape. On arrival you will be received by our representative and take you to the prebooked hotel after visa formalities. Evening time at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel in Paro

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 16: Paro Sightseeing
We visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel Dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town.

Overnight: Hotel in Paro

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 17: Drive from Paro to Punakha (1250m/4100 ft) 130km/4 hrs
The road leads through the Paro Valley to the confluence of Paro and Thimphu rivers at Chuzoum. Three different styles of Chortens adorn the confluence. A short way beyond, on the left is the Tachogang Lhakhang built in 15th century by Thangthong Gyelpo, a trader who first introduced Iron Bridges in Bhutan. Stop for tea at Dochu La (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. From the pass, drive downhill through the forests of rhododendron, fir and hemlock. You will arrive at Punakha after traversing through rice field and along the bank of Punakha River. On the way, you will stop at Metshina Village and take a 20-minute walk through the rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, which is a fertility temple dedicated to the Devine Madman or Lama Drukpa Kuenley.

Overnight: Hotel in Punakha

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 18: Hike to Khamsum Yulley Chorten, Afternoon drive to Thimphu (2320m/7610 ft) 76km/3 hrs
After breakfast, we drive 12 km north of Punakha Valley and from the road point, you will hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten, which is located on a beautiful hillock overlooking the villages. It contains elaborate paintings dedicated to Old sect of Buddhism. After lunch, you will drive to Thimphu via Dochu la.

Overnight: Hotel in Thimpu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 19: Thimphu Sightseeing
Today, we visit the Memorial Chorten (built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972), Changgangkha Monastery, and the zoo, which contains the national animal of Bhutan: the takin. From there you will visit the nunnery temple, the National Institute of Traditional Medicine and School of Arts and Crafts (also known as the painting school). After a relaxing lunch, you will visit Folk Heritage Museum, traditional paper factory, majestic Tashichho dzong and giant Buddha statue on a hill overlooking Thimphu which is reputed to be the largest Buddha Shakyamuni in the world. In the evening, you can stroll through Thimphu town and absorb the life style of the people.

Overnight: Hotel in Thimpu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 20:  Thimpu to Wangdiphodrang

After breakfast today, we will explore the key sites of Thimpu on a relaxed guided tour. This is the modern capital of Bhutan, a lively place. Highlights include the memorial chorten built in memory of the late third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, commanding 15th century ChangangkhaTemple, the traditional indigenous hospital, the National Library with its treasure troves of manuscripts and ancient texts and the traditional painting school where education is free for students to learn the ancient skills of traditional painting. Later on, it is time to drive through beautiful countryside to Wangdiphodrang (1300m/4,264ft) via Punaka, around 3 hours across the DochulaPass.

Overnight: Hotel in Wangdiphodrang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 21:  Wangdiphodrang to Paro

Wangdiphodrang lies to the south of Punaka and is the last town on the highway before entering central Bhutan. Here we will visit the 17th century Dzong as well as Gangtey Gompa, a 16th century monastery and the only monastery which follows the Nyimgmapa sect. Afternoon we will back to Thimpu and further to Paro for the overnight.

Overnight: Hotel in Paro

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 22: Departure flight back home

Meals: Breakfast

The tour will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required date.  Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.

Best Season

The best season for this tour is any time of the year except for the rainy months of July and August.

Weather

Weather depends on the season you are travelling. During the winter months of December, January and February it is cold at night and relatively warm during the daytime, with the temperature ranging from 4°C at night to 22°C. During the summer months of March, April and May, the weather stays prefect as the temperature averages 25°C to 34 °C  during the day. From September to December, following the monsoon, the temperature gets cooler and allows for a great time to travel.  Depending on the season and the country you are travelling to, the temperature could range from -15°C to 20°C.

Accommodation

We provide twin sharing star hotel accomodation in Kathmandu. In Bhutan we provide Government approved hotels that are clean and well maintained with hot and cold water, telephones with international dialing and fax facilities. During Bhutan stay all the hot drinks and all meals are included in the trip price Tibetan-standard two-star hotel accommodation (mostly twin-sharing room) in Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and basic guesthouse accommodation for rest of the town in Tibet.

Food

In Bhutan all hot drinks and all standard meals are inlcuded in the trip cost. In Tibet and India only the breakfast is included in trip cost and in Nepal, breakfast and two dinner (welcome and farewell) are included in the trip cost.

In Nepal, all the restaurants that we dine at cater for Continental, Chinese, Mexican, American based cuisine with some local influences, always plenty to choose from. In Bhutan, local Bhutanese food are spicy like the Indian food.

In Tibet, there are small Tibetan restaurants which serve authentic Tibetan food. Your Tibetan guide will help you find a good place with reasonable price . You can try ethnic Tibetan cuisine. Have some momos or gyantok, and wash it down with a cup of salted Tibetan butter tea. Meals will either be in the hotel or at a restaurant. While on the road, lunch will be at one of the many Chinese tea shops along the way which generally serve a variety of noodle and vegetable dishes and meat where available.

Transportation

We use comfortable and reliable vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups; whereas we use the best 4WD SUVs as our support vehicle. These vehicles are extremely sturdy, spacious and reliable assuring comfortable journey. For larger groups, we also use supported trucks to carry your luggage. You will have a vehicle, an English speaking and local language speaking guide and a licensed driver at your disposal at all times.

Nepal Visa & Visa Fee

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD

Tibet Visa & Tibet Travelling Permit

Visas for individual travel in China are easy to get from most Chinese Embassies. But the Chinese Visa and Tibet Permits are different. All travellers entering Tibet must also obtain SPECIAL TRAVEL PERMITS from the Tibetan Tourism Bureau (TTB), Lhasa which is required to buy an air ticket into Tibet. One cannot travel to Tibet with Chinese Visa. So, visitors need to enter Tibet either through mainland China or Nepal. TRAVELLERS MUST OFFICIALLY BE PART OF A GROUP TOUR with a guide who will help dealing with the Chinese authorities at checkpoints. If you are traveling to Tibet via Nepal, you must obtain the Chinese visa which must be issued by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu but if you are planning to enter Tibet via mainland China, you need to get the Chinese visa from Chinese Embassy in your home country. As soon as you book the trip, Eve Holidays will arrange for the Tibet Travel Permits, for which you need to send us the copy of your passport if you wish to enter Tibet via Nepal and copies of your passport and Chinese Visa if you wish to enter Tibet via mainland China.

1. Your passport should be valid for at least six months before travelling. Visa is not provided to the passports with less than six months' validity. You need two passport-sized photos for the visa application.

2. All Tibet permits can be obtained using photocopy of your passport but you need your original passport to apply for Chinese visa. Visa section in Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu is open on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday only from 10:00 hrs to 11:30 hrs for submitting and collecting passports. Normally Chinese Embassy takes 5 working days to issue the tourist visa but they issue visa even in a day charging an extra Urgent Visa Fee on top of normal fee.

3. Travellers must use the same passport for Nepal and Tibet.

4. Itinerary and the places to visit in Tibet must be stated clearly and finalized in advance because while applying for a Chinese visa from Kathmandu, a copy of this should be attached. Travel permit from the Tibet Tourism Bureau (Lhasa) is obtained according to the places mentioned in the itinerary.

5.The Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu does not issue Chinese visas to individual travellers and will even cancel any existing Chinese visa once you apply for it from Nepal.

6. Travellers are not allowed to carry any Tibetan religious books, literatures, photographs, especially related to Dalai Lama during your travel to Tibet. Possessions of such are confiscated and you are not allowed to enter Tibet.

7. Rules and regulations regarding Chinese visa and Tibet travel permit keeps on changing very often, therefore we suggest our customers to consult us regarding the visa issues so that your all programs and plans goes smoothly without any obstacles.

 

Bhutan Visa
We handle the visa procedures for you. The Bhutanese government sanction visa only after the receipt of full payment in advance. The visa fee is included in our tour price. You need to email us the copy of your passport for visa procedures. Actual Bhutan VISA is stamped in your passport on arrival to Paro airport. Without visa clearance number, tourists cannot board the flight or enter the country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs forwards a copy of this visa clearance to the concerned Druk Air stations and other entry points; we also fax a copy of the visa clearance document to our clients for their reference. While the actual visa is stamped on arrival, the initial visa clearance is also required at the time of issuing Druk Air Tickets.2 copies of original passport-sized photographs are required on arrival in the country.

Communication

In all the four countries, telephones and Internet and international calls are readily available Phone calls can be made from public booth in bigger towns. Internet cafes are also available at bigger towns, check with your guide for the best cyber cafes in each town. You can also have a roaming facility added to your mobile phone. If you buy local  SIM cards of each country, you could stay in touch with your family and friends most of the time from your own personal phone

Vaccination

No vaccinations are compulsory in these countries, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria, TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also do recommend for a dental check-up prior to travelling and you should know your blood group in case of emergency in your travel

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on your tour, you need to inform to us

Credit Cards
Only few establishments in Bhutan accept credit card payments . In Bhutan there are only few ATM's for credit card (Master card / Maestro) . US Dollars (cash or Amex travelers cheques) or Euro Cash is suggested and convenient to cover any personal expenses. 1US$ is equivalent to Nu. 55 and 1 Euro is equivalent to Nu.69 as of today  NU= Ngultrum, the Bhutanese currency


In Tibet, besides Chinese Yuan, only US dollars can be accepted. Also shops that accept American currency are very limited and you might not be able to get a good deal for an exchange rate. Credit cards can only be used at some hotels. The Bank of China also accepts credit cards. ATM is not widely available. Exchanging your money to Chinese currency will be the best option for you, which can be done at the Bank of China. While changing money at the local money exchange centers, please make sure that you are accompanied by your guide and do consult him as you may easily be duped with counterfeit notes.

Tour Guides

We provide Licensed English speaking and local language speaking guide during your stay in each country

Insurance Coverage

A travel insurance policy that covers medical expenses, evacuation, theft and loss is recommended.

Departure Dates

The tour will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required date.  Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.

Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at  + 977 9841414582