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13 Days Tibet Nepal Bhutan Group Tour - Himalayan Exploration from $2253

Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan are three Himalayan kingdoms captivating with their thick Buddhist atmosphere, innumerable cultural heritages and never-ending natural landscapes. Traveling them together unquestionably gives you a lifetime-long memory.

This 13 days small group tour will lead you to uncover the veil of mysterious faces of Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. Starting from Tibet – the roof of the world, you can enjoy an overland driving journey to Nepal via magnificent Mount Everest. Then, set your foot to Bhutan – real-life Shangri-La after an amazing sightseeing flying trip. All the must-see attractions of these three lands will be covered in the itineraries, including Potala Palace, Mount Everest, Durbar Squares, Taktsang Monastery, etc. Why hesitate!

Highlights of this tour:

  • Enjoy a high-value but low-cost group tour to Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan by sharing accommodation, vehicle and tour guide and make new friends in your travel time;
  • Spend several leisure days in Lhasa city to visit the spectacular sites in the holy city Lhasa, such as the grand Potala Palace, holy Jokhang Temple, interesting Sera Monastery, etc;
  • Take an enjoyable land travel from Lhasa to Mount Everest which is full of things to do - tranquil Yamdrok Lake, imposing Karola Glacier, unique Palcho Kumba, the snow-capped mountains, blue skies;
  • Get amazed by Nepalese culture while visiting the unforgettable historical and Buddhist landmarks in Kathmandu Valley - Durbar Squares, Swayambhunath Temple, Budhanath, etc.;
  • Feel time has moved back while visiting the central Bhutanese town of Punakha, the Shangri-La setting of the Paro Valley with spectacular monastery clinging to the cliff.

Tour Brief Information

  • Tour code: TD-TNBT-13
  • Tour Type: Join-in Small Group Tour
  • Destination: Lhasa / Gyantse / Shigatse / Mount Everest / Gyirong / Kathmandu / Paro / Punakha / Paro
  • Duration: 13 days and 12 nights
  • Departure: Fixed Departure
  • Travel Theme: CulturePhotographyMountainArchitectureFamily
  • Best Time: SpringAutumnWinter
  • Physical Level

    Physical Requirements

    • Capable of walking short to medium distances by oneself in high altitudes. Must be capable of minor ascents and descents.
    • Capable of light walking and hiking in high altitudes. Suitable for most fitness levels.
    • Average fitness level. High altitude hiking for several hours.
    • Possibly includes high altitude hiking of up to 6 hours per day or activities of a similar nature. Requires an elevated level of fitness.
    • Features demanding high altitude treks or cycling. Only suitable for those with a high level of physical fitness and endurance.

    Note: If you have any questions concerning the requirements or the unique demands for your particular tour package, please feel free to contact one of our helpful Travel Consultants for further information.

    It's advisable to have a body check-up or have your doctor's advice before visiting Tibet. Visitors with a record of heart, lung, liver, or kidney problems must seek medical advice before making the decision to go to Tibet Also, people with any of the following problems should not go to Tibet.

    • Have already caught a cold
    • Have severe anemia
    • Have high blood pressure or severe heart disease
    • Have pneumonia, tuberculosis, tracheitis, or bronchitis
  • Tour Pace
    Comfortable

    Tour Pace

    • Leisure: enjoy your tour in a slow pace, allowing plenty of time for photography, you will see the most famous attractions, and spend plenty amount of time in each destination.
    • Comfortable: enjoy your tour in a comfortable pace, you will see most popular attractions, and spend reasonable amount of time in each attraction.
    • Tight: enjoy your tour at a tight pace, as you will be able to see as many tour attractions as possible in the available amount of time.
  • Max Altitude
    5,200m

    Altitude

    High Altitude Sickness is one of the biggest challenges when travelling in Tibet. According to our experience, most people will be fine up to 3500m above sea level, as the altitude go higher up to 4500m, mild symptoms as shortness of breath, headache might occur. Adverse reactions may vary from person to person. In most cases, the symptoms are mild and will subside in several hours to several days as the body acclimatizes.

    Mild Symptoms of AMS include:

    • Headache
    • Shortness of breath with exertion
    • Rapid pulse (heart rate)
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Fatigue
    • Loss of appetite
    • Poor sleeping
    • Dizziness or light-headedness
    Definition of High Altitude

Your tour - at a glance

Day 1~3 Arrival & Lhasa Tour

After arriving at Lhasa on the Day 1, you will go to visit the most classic attractions in Lhasa on Day 2 and Day 3, including the grandiose Potala Palace, holy Buddhist sites Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery, also the exotic Barkhor Street and quiet Norbulingka.

Day 4~7 Lhasa to Kathamndu via Everest

On the Day 4, you will travel from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit the tranquil Yamdrok Lake, imposing Karola Glacier and unique Palcho Monastery on route. Then keep on traveling to Shigatse to visit Tashilhunpo Monastery. Set out in the morning to drive to Mount Everest and visit the highest monastery in the world - Rongbuk Monastery on the Day 6. After some free time spent in the morning of Day 7, drive to Gyirong Town for accommodation. On Day 8, cross Gyirong Port and drive to Kathmandu.

Day 8~10 Nepal Tour and Flight to Paro Gyirong Port Departure

On the Day 8 and Day 9, you will tour Kathmandu Valley of Nepal by visiting Swayambhunath, Patan, Pashupatinath and Bodhanath. On the Day 11, take a flight from Kathmandu to Paro.

Day 11~13 Bhutan Tour and Bhutan Depature

Visit beautiful Punakha Dzong from Paro and then drive back to Paro on the Day 11. On that day, you will also visit Bhutan National Musuem. On the Day 12, you will have a great hiking experence to Taktsang Monastery. Leave Paro on the Day 13.

Itinerary Details - Day by Day

Day 1 Lhasa Arrival ( D )

Tashi Delek! Welcome to the holy land Tibet. Uppon arriving at Lhasa train station/airport, you will be picked up by your local tour guide and escorted to your pre-booked hotel in Lhasa. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the local area and acclimate yourself to the high altitude and weather of Lhasa. A welcoming dinner will be held to welcome all the members in group tour in the evening of today or tomorrow.

Tips for high altitude acclimatization: 1. Go for some walking to acclimate the high altitude but avoid strenuous activities; 2. You’d better not have bath; 3. Drink more water.

  • Our guide met our customer Bob in Lhasa Railway Station Our guide met our customer Bob in Lhasa Railway Station

Day 2 Lhasa ( B )

Today is your second day in Lhasa. You will visit two important Tibetan monasteries in the suburb of Lhasa, which is also helpful to acclimatize yourself to Lhasa’s high altitudes and prepare for tomorrow’s Potala Palace visit.

Your tour guide will pick you up in your hotel, then drive about 30 minutes to visit the Drepung Monastery first. Known as the “mother school ” of Dalai Lamas, this Gelug monastery has a history of more than 500 years. It used to be the largest monastery in the world with totally 10,000 monks there. Many precious stupas, sculptures, paintings, Thangka...are displayed in the hundreds of chapels. And the annual Shoton Festival is organized here. In the afternoon, you will visit another famous Gelug monastery around Lhasa city - Sera Monastery, which is famous for its “Buddhism Scriptures Debating”. Unlike common debates you’ve seen, the Buddhism Debating in Sera Monastery is a wonderful experience that it's really an eye-opener. The monks gather in a courtyard, and debate on the Buddhist doctrines with supplemented gestures like dancing. In Tibetan Buddhism, the tradition of Buddhism debating is believed to be helpful to facilitate better comprehension of the Buddhist philosophy and attain higher levels of study.

After enjoying the "Buddhism Debating", you will be transferred back to the city. The rest time is your own free time to relax.

Buddhist temple visiting manners:

1) You are not allowed to take photos inside the chapels of the monasteries, but photography of the architecture is allowed; 2) You should take off your hat and sunglasses to show respect when you entering a monastery. Wearing shorts and exposing shoulders are disrespectful; 3) Try to walk and talk quietly to not disturb the living and study of the monks in the monasteries.

  • Sera Monastery Sera Monastery is famous for the Scripture Debating
  • roof viewing of Drepung Monastery Drepung Monastery Roof

Day 3 Lhasa ( B )

After two day's acclimatization, you should be ready physical to defeat the uprising steps to reach the top of the Potala Palace. You will be picked up by your tour guide at your hotel, then go to explore Potala Palace, the symbol of Tibet, in the less-crowded morning. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Potala Palace is the highest (in altitude: 3,700 m) palace in the world. Because of its spectacular architecture style and magnificent Tibetan cultural value, it is lised in UNESCO World Heritage Sites List, and honored as one of the most beautiful architectural buildings in the world. Originally built in the 7th century, Potala Palace is divided into two main parts: the White Palace and the Red Palace. After entering the gate, you will take about 30 mins to walk up along the stone steps to reach the White Palace, which is challenging for most of the tourists as the increasing of altitudes. You are advised to ascend slowly and make some stops to take rest and take photos of the grandiose architecture and panoramic scence of Lhasa city. The White Palace was the living quarters of the Dalai Lama and the office to deal with political and Buddhist affairs. Visit from the White Palace to the Red Palace where many historical relics and important stupas are housed, then exit Potala Palace from its back side.

After lunch, you'll visit the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Every day, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek here from long distances to worship the Jowo Rinpoche (or Jowo Shayamuni), a life-sized (5 foot/1.5m) statue of the Shakyamuni of age 12 which is one of the most important treasure of entire Buddhist world. Lastly, walk the special circular pilgrimage route as local followers always do at Barkhor Street. You will have chance to get close to appreciate how the artists draw Thangkas at the Thakangka workroom at Barkhor Street.

Tips of today: 1. Wear hat and sun glasses to prevent ultraviolet radiation, but remember to take off when visiting in Potala Palace. 2. Remember to bring your passport which is needed to showcase when check in Potala Palace.

  • Enjoy the amazing sunset in Potala Palace
  • Prayers at Jokhang Temple Prayers at Jokhang Temple
  • Jokhang Temple Square Jokhang Temple Exterior

Day 4 Lhasa - Shigatse / 360km, About 6hrs' Driving ( B )

After breakfast, leave Lhasa city, and drive along the Ngachu Valley and cross the Kamba La Pass(altitude: 5,030m), you will get to the famous holy lake Yamdrok (altitude: 4,400m). It is one of the clearest lakes without any pollution in Tibet. The water is as clean as crystal, and the glimmering water will shock you in sunshine. Far in the distance you’ll spot the towering massif Mt. Nojin Kangtsang (altitude: 7,191m). After the sightseeing, keep driving to Gyantse. On route, you will pass by the imposing Karo-la Glacier (altitude: 5,045m) along the highway. After arrival at Gyantse, go to visit the elegant Palcho Monastery (altitude: 4,040m). The highlight is the Kubum Stupa has a 35m-high chorten with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome.

Leave Gyantse, and drive about 2 hours to Shigatse City (altitude: 3,800m), the second largest city in Tibet.

Tips of today: 1. Wear warm clothes to prevent from cold and wild; 2. Get your passport prepared for application of Allien's Travel Permit when arrival at Shigatse.

  • Lake Yamdrok Yumtso with the view of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang
  • The Kumbu Is the Most Famous Architecture in Palcho Monastery
  • Karola Glaceier Get amazed by the stunning view of Karola Glaceier

Day 5 Shigatse - Mount Everest / 350km, About 7hrs's Driving ( B )

After breakfast, set out to chase the dream journey to the peak of the world - Mount Everest. Departing from Shigatse city, via Lhatse, you will witness spectacular high plateau views that you can never see in other places - super blue sky, float light clouds, stretching snow mountains, endless grasslands... The most highlighting moment is when you get to Gawula Pass (5,250m) where you get off the car to marvel at the spectacular scenery of five glorious peaks over 8,000 meters, Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lotse (8,516m), Mt Everest (8,844m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) and Mt. Shishapama (8,020m) dominating on Himalaya Ranges from left to right. Keep driving about 2 hours from Gawula, you will reach Mount Everest Scenic Area Parking Lot where you will shift on to an eco-bus to visit Rongbuk Monastery (altitude: 5,100m), the highest monastery in the world as well as the best photography location to take photos of the intoxicating view of Mt. Everest.

Accommodation: if you visit Mount Everest during off season (November to April), you will accommodate at Rongbuk Guest House near the Rongbuk Monastery; if you visit Mount Everest during the peak season (May to October), you will accommodate at the Tibetan Tents Camp which is only run between May and October by local Tibetans. It is near Rongbuk Monastery as well.

Tips of today: 1) currently Rongbuk Monastery is the closest place on Mount Everest tourists can reach. The Everest Base Camp and its tablet marker have been moved to Rongbuk Monastery area; 2) the accommodation at both places is very simple and basic, only dorm beds with communal squat toilets are available. Duvets, heated blankets and hot water will be provided, and you are suggested to bring your own sleeping bag and toilet paper. There is no running water, sinks or showers. The dining room just offer basic breakfast and dinner without menu. 3) Remember to dress warmly all the time and avoid strenuous activity to prevent from high altitude sickness.

  • Rongbuk Monastery Rongbuk Monastery on the Mount Everest
  • Rongbuk Monastery A devoted pilgrim in Rongbuk Monastery

Day 6 Everest - Gyirong Town / 370km, About 8hrs' Driving

Wake up early to enjoy the marvelous sunrise on the highest peak of the world. You will see the top part of Mount Everest is covered by snow and ice all the year round. When the sun shines on the mountain, the peak is like a giant golden pyramid. More often, the thick freely moves clouds and fogs, seems as if a flag with the mast of the peak was swinging, will shroud the peak. This peculiar phenomenon of Mt. Everest is known as “Flag Cloud”. An additional wonder generated here are the bright glaciers, where ices are formed into various shapes like bridges, pagodas and others.

Till now your Mount Everest adventure is about to end. The rest of today is to drive to Gyirong Town. The views along the road are stupendous. In clear days, you can see the clear face of Shishapangma Peak and enjoy the beautiful view of Pekutso Lake.

Tips of today: 1. To protect the environment of Mount Everest, currently Everest Base Camp is not open for tourists. Travelers can also enjoy the beautiful Everest landscape at Rongbuk Monastery and Tibetan Tent Camp; 2. The sunrise usually starts around 6:30 am to 7am on Mount Everest; 3. Keep warm all the time.

  • Our Tibetan Guide on Mount Everest Our Tibetan Guide on Mount Everest
  • Tibetan Praiyer Flags on Mount Everest Tibetan Praiyer Flags on Mount Everest

Day 9 Gyirong – Kathmandu (185km, About 7~8 hrs’ Driving )

After breakfast, drive 25km (about 40 minutes) from your hotel to Gyirong Port where you will walk across the custom to Nepal territory. Your local tour guide from Nepal will meet you on the Nepal side and transfer to Kathmandu. Though the distance is only about 160km, it takes more than 6 hours to drive to Kathmandu from Gyirong Port because the road is narrow and bumpy.

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Day 8 Kathmandu Valley (B)

Today’s activities start with a wonderful stroll around the grand Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. With the complex made between the 12th and 18th centuries by the ancient Malla Kings of Nepal, it provides many interesting things to see, like Taleju Temple, Kal Bhairab (God of Destruction), Nautalle Durbar, Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi Baithak, the statue of King Pratap Malla, the Big Bell, Big Drum and the Jagnnath Temple etc. Then you will visit the Kathmandu’s most ancient and enigmatic holy shrine - Swayambhunath, also known as “Monkey Temple”. It lies 2km west of Kathmandu City. On the clear days, you are able to see a line of Himalayan Ranges. From its hilltop setting, you can get a fine view over Kathmandu of and the valley.

After the Swayambhunath visit, you will head to next destination - Patan, once a glorious independent kingdom, but now almost a suburb of Kathmandu city. It is known for the crowding Patan Durbar Square which is honored as the finest collection of temples and palaces with exquisite carvings in the whole of Nepal. It also attracts tourists with the treasures and souvenirs in the various shops around the square. The square consists of three main chowks, or courtyards - the central Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Main Keshab Narayan Chowk.

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square in bright day Kathmandu Durbar Square in bright day
  • Pigeons at Patan Durbar Square Pigeons at Patan Durbar Square
  • Monkey Temple Panoramic View from Monkey Temple

Day 9 Kathmandu Valley (B)

After breakfast, you will pay a visit to Pashupatinath which is one of the world most sacred places of worship for the Hindus delicated to lord Shiva. This temple has a reputation of “the Temple of Living Beings”. Every day you will find hordes of people from all over Nepal and India pilgrimaging to the Pashupatinath Temple in order to give worship to Pashupati. They start off this process early in the morning where they are blessed by Lord Shiva. Each year there is a formal celebration called Shivaratri, which means “night of Lord Shiva”, that is attended by thousands of people.

After that, move to see the giant Bouddhist stupa - Bodhanath, the largest stupa in Kathmandu Valley at about 131ft (40km) high and one of the largest and most important Buddhist stupas in the world. The all-seeing red, white and blue eyes of Buddha are painted on all four sides of the stupa, similar to Swayambhunath, and surrounded by hundreds of fluttering prayer flags, prayer wheels and small images of Buddha.

  • Pashupatinath Temple Ascetic Monks in Pashupatinath Temple
  • Giant Boudhanath Stupa Giant Boudhanath Stupa

Day 10 Kathmandu – Paro / About 1h's Flight ( B, L, D )

Early this morning, your driver will meet you at your hotel and then take you to the airport to catch your international flight to Paro Airport, the sole international airport in Bhutan. If you sit near the left window of your plane, and fly in a clear day, you will be very lucky to enjoy a spectacular view of the Himalaya peaks, including the world’s highest mountain - Mount Everest (Alt: 29,029ft) and its neighbors - Mt. Lhotse (the world’s fourth highest mountain, Alt: 27,940ft), Mt. Makalu (the world’s fifth highest mountain, Alt: 27,838ft) and Mt. Nuptse (Alt: 25,791ft) as you approach Paro (Alt: 7,364ft).The captain’s broadcast introduction and the magazines on the plane will help you recognize these peaks.

Upon arrival, you will be escorted to you hotel in Paro and the rest of today is for you to stroll around the town.

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Day 11 Paro – Punakha – Paro / Totally 250km, About 7 hrs’ driving ( B, L, D )

After breakfast, you will start the day by driving to Punakha through a forest of pine and hemlock, up to cross cover the Dochu La Pass (Alt: 10142ft/ 3,050 m). From the place, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the majestic Himalaya Mountains. Keep driving along the winding road to the fertile valley of Punakha (Alt: 4430ft/ 1,350 meters). In Punakha, you’ll visit Punakha Dzong, situated between Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu (male and female rivers) and featuring in three docheys (one more than other dzongs). It is praised by many people as the most beautiful one in Bhutan’s 21 dzongs, especially in spring when the lilac jacaranda trees in blossom.

After sightseeing driving back to Paro. In Paro, you won't miss Bhutan National Museum where you are going to learn a crash course in Bhutanese rich culture and history. There are many impressive collections displayed in its five galleries, including traditional thangkas, festival masks, religious statues, interesting carvings, etc.

  • Punakha Dzong - Most Beautiful Dzong in Bhutan Punakha Dzong - Most Beautiful Dzong in Bhutan
  • Dochu La Pass 108 Stupas in Dochula Pass
  • Bhutan National Museum in Paro Bhutan National Museum in Paro

Day 12 Paro – Taktsang / About 20mins' Driving Plus 2~3hrs' Hike ( B, L, D )

Start the day with short drive to Paro’s upper valley. If the day is clear, you’ll have an unforgettable view of the “Goddess” – Mt.Chomolhari (23,640 feet).

Afterward, it’s a short drive to Taktsang trail ahead. Take a challenging but necessary 2~3 hours’ trek to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous monastery in Bhutan, also known as “Tiger Nest Monastery”, because Guru Rinpoche reportedly flew to the site on the back of a flying tiger late in the 7th century. Between blue pines and a blue sky, the monastery perches miraculously on a cliff nearly 2,700 feet above Paro’s valley floor. Break along the way for tea and snacks in small tea house, and the view of both Taktsang Monastery and Paro Valley is magnificent. Hike down the mountain, then drive back to Paro for accommodation.

Tips: 1) it takes about 2 ~ 3 hours to trek from the parking lot to Taktsang Monastery, and you could ride a horse for the first hour; 2) photography is strictly forbidden in the monastery, but you can take a nice shot on your road to Taktsang Monastery; 3) travelers have to deposit all belongings (cameras, phones or other electronic equipment and bags) at the entrance.

  • Mysterious Tiger’s Nest Monastery Mysterious Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Day 13 Bhutan Departure ( B )

Your journey in Bhutan comes to an end today! Today is free until your guide pick you up from the hotel to the airport for the flight to your next destination. Before that, you can take a rest at the hotel or go for a walk nearby.

Tips: Please pack your luggage carefully, especially for small things like camera charge, power adaptor, mobile phone, phone charger, wallet and towel. If your flight is arranged in the afternoon, please make sure you check out the hotel before 12pm.

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Note: 1. The above departure dates are subject to change, you'd better contact us to comfirm the final depature before your booking;2. The quoted price is based on double occupancy, 3 star accommodation level in low season, and subject to change according to group size and payment methods.

(1) The above group departure is subject to change. Please make inquiry or contact us to confirm availability. If you couldn’t find an available departure suits your travel plan, please contact our travel experts to tailor-make a tour of your own or let us try to set another departure if possible. (2) Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.95. The USD quote is based on current exchange rate, it may change according to the currency fluctuation, while the RMB quotation will remain the same.

Price Guide

What's included in this price?

  • Tibet Entry Permit and Alien's Travel Permit and Bhutan Visa.
  • Admission fee of all tourist sites in itinerary.
  • Professional Tibetan English speaking tour guide.
  • Travel Agency Service Charge.
  • Transportation
  • - Tourist Vehicles in Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan according to Group size .
    - Flight from Kathmandu to Paro
  • Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Environment friendly local bus between Rongpuk and EBC.
  • Hot water bottle and sleeping bag provided in Winter while traveling to EBC.
  • Oxygen provided while traveling to EBC.
  • Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • All accommodations
  • - 3-star facility sharing twin room with breakfast buffet in Lhasa. - Tent or Guest House at Rongpuk. - 2-star facility accommodation sharing twin room with Chinese style breakfast in Gyirong.
  • Welcome Tibetan Style dinner, Welcome Nepalese Syle Dinner and all meals in Bhutan.

What's excluded in this price?

  • Single room supplement.
  • China visa, Nepal Visa, all air tickets and train tickets to Tibet and from Bhutan.
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary (all lunches and dinners in Tibet and Nepal).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Breakfast at Rongpuk and Gyirong.

Free Transfer between Hotel and Airport (Train Station)

We offer free transfer between hotels and airport or train station if your flight or train schedule meets our available time, and your hotels are booked with us.

1. we use shuttle bus to transfer travelers together to or off airport; 2. you may have to wait for other travelers if you arrive at airport much earlier than the designated time; 3. If you miss out our designated time for airport pick up because of flight delay, or prefer a private transfer, you have to pay extra fee.

Lhasa Train Station pick up and drop off are free for all train schedules of arrivals and departures.

Value for money & money-saving ideas:

While the trip of a lifetime is priceless, we know value is a vital aspect for those deciding which tour to choose.

When comparing tour prices, be sure to compare like to like. Our tours are designed to ensure that our customers experience all the culture, history, and beauty that Tibet has to offer, and at a reasonable price.

A great way to enjoy the lowest possible price is to invite more people to join your trip to share the travel experience as well as the tour expense. The more people in a group, the lower the price per person. (We recommend you join our group tour if you are traveling alone. Please contact our travel consultant for more information)

Booking early is also an easy way to ensure the best rate! We highly recommend you contact us at least 1 month before your planned departure date.

FAQs of This Trip

  1. What is a Tibet Group Tour?

    Save money, make lifetime friends on the way!

    Getting more people in the group is a great way to save money. Our group tour is very suitable for solo travelers and students. When inquiring, please ask our travel consultants if there are other people also travel alone and indicate if you would mind to travel with like-minded people.

    Our group tour is a join-in tour. You will travel with other visitors from all over the world. You will share the costs of hiring vehicle, guides and accommodation with other visitors. 

    Our group size is from 2-20 people. To make sure the tour guide is able to take good care of everyone in the tour, there will be less than 8 people for most of our group tours. We had handled tours only had 3-4 peoples, which is like a private tour.

     

  2. Visas and Permits

    Tibet Permits - There are several permits required to visit Tibet. Tibet Entry Permit, issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau, is the most important one which has to be obtained before your trip because you must have it to take your flight/train to Tibet. Since you will travel to Shigatse and Mount Everest in this trip, you also have to obtain an Alien Travel Permit and Tibet Border Pass. Traveling with us, all your permits are guaranteed as long as you are qualified to the requirements.
    Nepal Visa - If you have no a prior Nepal Visa, you can apply for and obtain this visa at the Nepal Immigration Offices at Gyirong Port.
    Bhutan Visa - All foreigners (except for citizens of Bangladesh, India, and Maldives) must obtain a visa before visiting Bhutan. Only the licensed Bhutanese tour operators or one of their international partners can help apply for Bhutan Visa.

  3. Recommended Months to Visit Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

    It is recommended to have a Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour in spring (April ~ May) and autumn (September ~ October). It rains a lot in Nepal and Bhutan’s summer (July ~ August) and the winter is rather cold in Tibet.

  4. High Altitude Sickness

    The average altitude of Tibet is about 4000 meters above the sea level (Lhasa: 3700m; EBC: 5200m;). You may suffer a bit from High Altitude Sickness in the beginning days of your Tibet trip if you haven’t had rich high plateau travel experience. But don’t worry too much, the high altitude can be acclimatized usually in 2~3 days. Our suggestion is to take a physical examination and get suggestions from your doctor, and also bring some medicines to prevent from High Altitude Sickness before your trip. While in Tibet, you should keep warm all the time, avoid strenuous activities, drink more water and eat more vegetables and carbohydrates. You’d better not take showers during the first two days after your arrival at Tibet. If you don’t feel well, get help from your tour guide or go to the hospital without any delay. While in Kathmandu and Bhutan, you don't have to worry about the High Altitude Sickness.

  5. Packing and Wearing Ideas

    Firstly you can’t forget your passport, Chinese Visa and Bhutan Visa. A large backpack and a smaller one are recommended (the smaller one can be used for daily activities). Also bring the necessary medicine you need. Other stuffs like sunglasses, snow glasses, hats, lip balm, sun block are recommended.
    As for wearing, you are suggested to dress in layers (both thin and thick jackets). Down jacket is necessary in Spring and Autumn. A pair of durable and comfortable shoes is necessary.

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Hi Wenday,

So cool, so happy y’all could add it to the itinerary, very unique and amazing museum/archaeology site. It's a wonderful opportunity to see evidence of the Xia Dynasty's existence. Even for folks who aren't history teachers.

Thank you all so much. So great thanks!

David

Below are some photos taken during our trip:

China Luoyang Zhengzhou Tour

White Horse Temple and Erlitou Site Museum Of the Xia Capital in Luoyang

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 October 8, 2020
Hi Rita,

Good morning! Yes we are in the train to Kunming.

Thank you for all the great support!

Nora

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 October 3, 2020
Dear Zeva,

I want to thank you for your truly exceptional customer service. You have been very helpful through this entire process.

If we should be able to reschedule a visit to China in the future, I will certainly use your services, and I would happily refer my friends and associates.

Sincerely,

Laurie

 April 2, 2020
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Useful Trip Notes

  • 1. What Are the Features of Our Group Tours
    Our Group Tours are budget tour packages with great service which have covered the most popular destinations in Tibet with reasonable trip lengths. Joining in our group tours, you will choose your travel dates from our fixed departures and travel in a small group with maximum members of 12 people.
  • 2. Visas and Permits
    Tibet Permits - There are several permits required to visit Tibet. Tibet Entry Permit, issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau, is the most important one which has to be obtained before your trip because you must have it to take your flight/train to Tibet. Since you will travel to Shigatse and Mount Everest in this trip, you also have to obtain an Alien Travel Permit and Tibet Border Pass. Traveling with us, all your permits are guaranteed as long as you are qualified to the requirements.
    Nepal Visa - If you have no a prior Nepal Visa, you can apply for and obtain this visa at the Nepal Immigration Offices at Gyirong Port.
    Bhutan Visa - All foreigners (except for citizens of Bangladesh, India, and Maldives) must obtain a visa before visiting Bhutan. Only the licensed Bhutanese tour operators or one of their international partners can help apply for Bhutan Visa.
  • 3. Recommended Months to Visit Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan
    It is recommended to have a Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour in spring (April ~ May) and autumn (September ~ November). It rains a lot in Nepal and Bhutan’s summer (June ~ August) and the winter is rather cold in Tibet.
  • 4. High Altitude Sickness
    The average altitude of Tibet is about 4000 meters above the sea level (Lhasa: 3700m; EBC: 5200m;). You may suffer a bit from High Altitude Sickness in the beginning days of your Tibet trip if you haven’t had rich high plateau travel experience. But don’t worry too much, the high altitude can be acclimatized usually in 2~3 days. Our suggestion is to take a physical examination and get suggestions from your doctor, and also bring some medicines to prevent from High Altitude Sickness before your trip. While in Tibet, you should keep warm all the time, avoid strenuous activities, drink more water and eat more vegetables and carbohydrates. You’d better not take showers during the first two days after your arrival at Tibet. If you don’t feel well, get help from your tour guide or go to the hospital without any delay. While in Kathmandu and Bhutan, you don't have to worry about the High Altitude Sickness.
  • 5. How to Go to Tibet
    Basically you have two options – flight and train. Currently, you can take a flight to Lhasa from Beijing(4.5hrs), Xian(3.7hrs), Chengdu(2.5hrs), Chongqing(3hrs), Kuming(3hrs), etc. Among all these cities, Chengdu and Xian have more frequent flights to Lhasa. Kathmandu also has several flights to Lhasa each week.
    If you a train travel, you can take a train to from Beijing(40.5hrs), Xian(32hrs), Chengdu(43hrs), Shanghai(47hrs), Chongqing(42hrs), Lanzhou(25hrs), Xining(22hrs), Guangzhou(54hrs).
  • 6. Packing and Wearing Ideas
    Firstly you can’t forget your passport, Chinese Visa and Bhutan Visa. A large backpack and a smaller one are recommended (the smaller one can be used for daily activities). Also bring the necessary medicine you need. Other stuffs like sunglasses, snow glasses, hats, lip balm, sun block are recommended.
    As for wearing, you are suggested to dress in layers (both thin and thick jackets). Down jacket is necessary in Spring and Autumn. A pair of durable and comfortable shoes is necessary.

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