Tibet Nepal and Bhutan Tours & Travel | Aug 2020

22 Days
Category:
  • Famous Tigers Nest Monastery Bhutan
  • Bhutan-monastery
  • Lake-Namtso-in-Tibet
  • 2-Monks-dancing-in-Bhutan
  • Tibetan-dumpling-soup
  • Mountain-Gosainthan-Tibet
  • Thimou-Bhutan
  • Sera-monastery-Lhasa,-Tibet

This 22-day adventure begins with a visit to the stunning karst limestone river valleys and terraced rice paddies of Guilin. We then move onto the highlight of the tour when we fly into the Tibetan capital of Lhasa to attend the famous Shoton Festival. Just once a year, the monks display their precious religious artefacts from the Sera and Drepung monasteries whilst we relax and experience the timeless wonder of Tibetan operas performed in the grounds of Norbulingka palace, the former summer residence of the Dalai Lama. An awe-inspiring flight over the roof of the world brings us to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The tiny Kingdom of Nepal sits atop the Himalayas wedged between India, Tibet and China. The kingdom of Bhutan, known to the Bhutanese as Druk Yul, Land of the Thunder Dragon, is a land-locked nation in the Himalayan Mountains bordering Chinese Tibet to the north and the Indian sub-continent to the south.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Hike to the legendary Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) – a breath-taking monastery, clinging to the cliff face above the valley
  2. Visit Bhaktapur, the “City of the Devotees” in Nepal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  3. Participate in a hands-on cooking demonstration preparing momo dumplings, the national dish of Nepal
  4. Experience the remarkable Shoton Festival
  5. Explore the beautiful Lake Yamdrok with its turquoise waters
DEPARTURE DATE
12 Aug 2020
DURATION 22 days
TOUR COST $12,990
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
$1,390 Additional
INCLUDED
Economy international airfares ex Syd/Mel
Internal flights as per itinerary
All transportation as per itinerary
Twin-share accommodation
Transfers to and from hotels as per itinerary
Meals as listed on the itinerary
Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
All tipping including drivers and guides
Experienced English speaking local tour guide
Escorted by an Australian host (subject to minimum number of 10 clients)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    • Tours depart with a minimum of 4 clients
    • No more than 16 clients on any trip
    • Land only packages available
    • Tour extensions – before or after tour extensions can be arranged on your behalf
    • Business or premium economy flights can be arranged at an additional cost if available
    • To book and reserve your place on a tour, a deposit of $250 and a completed booking form is required

Embark on a journey of extremes, striking across the starkly beautiful landscapes of the most remote Himalayan regions of South Asia. This tour will immerse you in the rich Buddhist culture of these ancient worlds as we pass through the roof of the world—Tibet, discover the birthplace of Buddha—Nepal & finally arrive in Shangri-La - Bhutan, the land of Mt. Everest.
This 22-day adventure begins with a visit to the stunning limestone karst river valleys and terraced rice paddies of Guilin. We then move onto the highlight of the tour when we fly into the Tibetan capital of Lhasa where we attend the famous Shoton Festival. Just once a year, the monks display their precious religious artefacts from the Sera and Drepung monasteries whilst we relax and experience the timeless wonder of Tibetan operas performed in the grounds of Norbulingka palace, the former summer residence of the Dalai Lama.
An awe-inspiring flight over the roof of the world brings us to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The tiny Kingdom of Nepal sits atop the Himalayas wedged between India, Tibet and China. We experience a homestay in the medieval village of Panauti and explore the ancient back streets of Kathmandu.
The kingdom of Bhutan, known to the Bhutanese as Druk Yul, Land of the Thunder Dragon, is a land-locked nation in the Himalayan Mountains bordering Chinese Tibet to the north and the Indian sub-continent to the south. Partly because of its physical isolation, this small Buddhist nation was never colonised or conquered and retains a strong sense of national identity. About 50% of the people are Bhote, with ethnic Nepalese and other migrant and indigenous groups making up the balance. One of the world’s least developed societies, Bhutan may be one of it’s happiest. The distinctive Bhutanese philosophy of Gross National Happiness has played a pivotal role in the development of the nation.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Hike to the legendary Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) - a breath-taking monastery, clinging to the cliff face above the valley
  2. Visit Bhaktapur, the "City of the Devotees" in Nepal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  3. Participate in a hands-on cooking demonstration preparing momo dumplings, the national dish of Nepal
  4. Experience the remarkable Shoton Festival
  5. Explore the beautiful Lake Yamdrok with its turquoise waters

Next Steps

If you would like to speak to us regarding this tour please call (02) 9906-5770
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