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There is something mysterious about the countries that reside in the South-Eastern part of Asia. To be more specific, Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet have given people a lot to question about in the past years. Either in terms of landscape or in terms of culture, these countries are always shrouded in mysteries. This 12 days Nepal Bhutan Tibet tour aims to solve this conundrum of travelers by taking them into the revered sites of these countries, that too in a small-time period. Find meaning at the street markets of Basantapur, find culture at the Tiger’s next, and finally understand grandeur at the mighty Potala Palace.
While in Kathmandu, we shall visit the holy temple of Pashupatinath which is one of the biggest temples of Lord Shiva. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is another sight we visit on this day. This historic site filled with temples, courtyards, and palaces and is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. We end our day driving to the nearby hill station of Nagarkot. On the second day, we visit the Swayambhunath stupa which is a place of utmost importance for the Buddhist community.
We visit Kathmandu Durbar Square which was a historical palace of Malla kings of Kathmandu in the past. The next day, we shall fly to Lhasa. In Lhasa, we visit the famous palace of Dalai Lama which is now open to the public, the Potala Palace. This is a spectacular sight both in terms of scale and beauty. Continuing our tour around the city we visit the Jokhang temple. We end our day enjoying a stroll around the local market of Barkhor Bazaar.
The next day, we visit the sites some of the largest artistic monasteries like Drepung and Sera monastery. From here, we fly back to Kathmandu followed by another flight to Paro in Bhutan the next day. We drive to Thimpu and visit the Memorial Chorten which is the most visible touristic destination in Thimpu. By the end of the day, we drive to Punakha, an administrative town in Bhutan. The next day, we take a tour of some famous Dzongs like Punakha Dzong, Wangdi Dzong, and Simtokha Dzong. These places show the rich architecture of ancient Bhutan.
The same day, we drive back to Paro to visit the sites of the National Museum where the historic art and paintings from the past are well preserved. The next day we head to Paro Dzong and Satsam Chorten. On the final day in Bhutan, we visit the Taktsang monastery and explore the local Paro Market. The trip ends at Paro where we shall fly back to our home.
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On your arrival in Kathmandu, you will meet our representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport. He/she will then guide you to your hotel. You will have plenty of time to rest that day and prepare for a sightseeing tour the following day. Overnight in Kathmandu.
We visit the holy temple of Pashupatinath, which is one of the most revered sites for Hindus all over the world. Pashupatinath is also one of the ten UNESCO listed world heritage sites of Nepal. After Pashupatinath Temple, we visit another major tourist attraction site, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square located in Bhaktapur. Temples, palaces and courtyards cover the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. We end our day by driving to Nagarkot. It is a hill station just 30 km outside Kathmandu, which provides amazing views of sunrise and sunset. Overnight in Nagarkot.
Today will be our second day of sightseeing in Kathmandu. We drive back to Kathmandu and visit the popularly named “Monkey Temple”. Originally known as Swayambhunath, this place gets its name from the fact that there are hundreds of monkeys living here. We enjoy the spectacular view of Kathmandu city and spend some time exploring the holiest Buddhist stupa of Nepal. From here, we head towards the Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is a historical site and was home to the Malla kings of Kathmandu in the past. Palaces like Hanuman Dhoka and many other ancient Palaces and temples are present here. Overnight in Kathmandu
On this day we fly to the Gonggar Airport in Lhasa. We will be introduced to our Tibetan guide here. Lhasa sits at an altitude of 3550m and is at the base of Mount Gephel. It is an administrative capital of Tibet. Filled with monasteries and palaces, this city hosts the famous Potala Palace which is the residence of the Dalai Lama. This city has an average temperature of 8°C, so be sure to wear warm clothes. The major religion here is Buddhism. Overnight in Lhasa.
Today, we start our exploration with a visit to Potala Palace which is situated at the top of a red hill. This palace was the residence of the Dalai Lamas for a long time in the past. It is now a UNESCO world heritage site and is open to visitors. You can see tombs, gallery, and chapels of Dalai Lamas inside. From outside, you get the best view of the bustling city. After that, we visit the Jokhang temple which is a spiritual hub and is situated at the heart of Lhasa. Located in Barkhor Square, this is also a UNESCO world heritage site. Within the temple, you can see an amazing blend of Nepalese and Tibetan art as well as architecture on wood and metal. We shall explore the busy Barkhor Street at the end of the day. Overnight in Lhasa.
On the 2nd day of sightseeing tour in Lhasa, we visit the historic and religious site of Sera Monastery and Drepung monastery. Sera Monastery is one of the three largest monasteries in Lhasa. During the Cultural Revolution in Tibet, this place was destroyed and later built again. It is now open to visitors and is a major tourist attraction. Sera monastery holds utmost religious and historic importance. From here, we visit the Drepung monastery, which is located 6kms. west of Lhasa. This is the biggest monastery in the Tibet. It is home to more than 7000 monks. The place has a huge prayer hall, meeting hall, kitchen, and many chapels. We spend another night in Lhasa.
We take an exciting flight over the Himalayas covering some parts of both Tibet and Nepal. The view is panoramic and beautiful. Meet your guide in Kathmandu. He/she will escort you to your hotel. In Kathmandu, you can choose to kill time by visiting Thamel, Lazimpat, and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight in Kathmandu.
On this day, we take a flight from Kathmandu to Paro, Bhutan. Its takes one and half hour to reach Paro. Here, we meet our Bhutanese guide. Upon arriving in Paro, you’ll be hit by the immensely fresh air. More than 60% of Bhutan is forested, and as a result, it is the world’s only carbon-negative country. From here, we will drive towards Thimpu, which is the capital of Bhutan. He will guide you to your hotel. Depending on the time remaining and your preference you could explore or rest and be prepared for the next day.
For the first half of the day, we visit the Memorial Chhorten located on Doeboom Lam in the southern-central part of the city. This stupa was built to honor the third Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. It is a prominent landmark with golden spires and bells which enhance the beauty of this magical place. It is also known as the “most visible religious Landmark of Bhutan”. For the second part, we drive to the town of Punakha in the Himalayas of Bhutan. The drive goes through the dwindling hills of Bhutan. Overnight in Punakha.
This day involves a lot of touring. Firstly, we visit the historic 17th century fortress of Punakha Dzong. It is also the administrative center of Punakha district. We also visit Wangdi Dzong, a palace built in 1638 to prevent the excursions from the south. Similarly, a tour to Simtokha Dzong, which is an administrative center is the only Dzong to have survived in its original form. This important historic monument and Buddhist monastery now house a Dzongkha language learning institute. From here, we drive to Paro to visit the National Museum. This museum in western Bhutan houses some of the finest specimens of Bhutanese art reflecting the 1500-year-old cultural heritage of Bhutan. Bronze statues and paintings are elegantly displayed representing the remarkable blend of the past with the present. Similarly, we also visit the architectural masterpiece of Paro Dzong which is now an administrative hub. But, the architecture itself is historic and a wonderful sight to see. Satsam Chorten is another historic site which once marked the no man’s land between two rival communities. We spend the night in Paro.
We visit the Taktsang Monastery on this day. It is a sacred Himalayan Buddhist site popular for its exotic location on the cliff-side in Upper Paro. It holds utmost importance in Buddhist community and all over the world as Guru Padmasambhava is said to have been meditated here for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. After exploring this beautiful cave, we also visit the local Paro Market. Locally produced stuff is mostly seen in the market. Overnight in Paro.
We wave our goodbyes and depart from here. Our representative will drop you off at the airport in Paro. We wish you all the luck for your future endeavors.
Viaje a Katmandú - Muy bonito recorrido en Katmandú , el guía muy amable, personas con una calidad humana admirable, 100% recomendable, estoy muy agradecida
Conociendo Kathmandu, Himalayas y Chitwan - Excelente atencion, todo acorde a nuestras necesidades, se creo un Itineriario que se ajusto muy bien a nuestros tiempos y presupuesto, Debraj una excelente persona que siempre cuido de nosotros... read more y que no tuvieramos algun improvisto, desde la atencion llegando al aeropuerto, hasta la despedida en el mismo aeropuerto.
Los guias con bastante atencion y el tiempo necesario para explicarnos y ajustarse a lo que buscabamos.
Regresare al campamento sobre los Himalayas con ellos por seguro.
一场如期而至的旅行，一次人间天堂的盛宴 - 缘起：很偶然的一个机会，那应该是在2012年，通过电视媒体、旅游纪录片知道了尼泊尔这样一个幸福国度的存在，之所以幸福，是因为一个以佛为信仰的国度，人民的幸福感始终是最强的。其中看到了在珠峰大本营徒步路线中为旅客背负行李的背夫，那一刻甚是让我感动，同时也对大自然的鬼斧神工、美丽的尼泊尔风情所迷恋，自此以后，在我心中就一直萌生了一个想法，那就是我一定要去尼泊尔走走，去看看这个佛的国度，这个人间的天堂。
初遇尼泊尔：带着好奇和满怀憧憬的期待，2017年5月28日下午我们抵达了尼泊尔的首都加德满都机场，之前在国内已经预定好了加德满都玛亚庄园酒店（Maya Manor Boutique Hotel Kathmandu），抵达机场后，酒店派了车去机场接迎接我们。第一次来到尼泊尔，汽车在公路上行驶着，路上汽车、行人、摩托车、牛都一起出现了公路上，这一刻，确实是让我们感到了吃惊，后来才知道，牛在尼泊尔中是神圣的，所以才会出现车和牛一起出现在公路上的情景。
向EBC出发：天气没有让我们失望，来尼泊尔之前，常常说此时是尼泊尔的雨季，可能天气会经常下雨，但是当我们从尼泊尔首都加德满都起飞时，天气确出奇的好，第一次坐上了传说中的小飞机，那是非常的兴奋，大概经过了一段时间，飞机很快的就降落在了海拔2700米的卢卡拉机场，说到这里，不得不提一下卢卡拉机场，卢卡拉机场（lukla Airport）位于尼泊尔东部卢卡拉（Lukla）镇，位列世界十大危险机场排名第一位，冠有“世界屋脊上的跑道”称号。机场是连接加德满都和卢卡拉的唯一通道，卢卡拉（丹增-希拉里）机场机场始建于1964年，登顶珠穆朗玛峰第一人埃德蒙·希拉里（Edmund Hillary）骑士自行集资兴建的。埃德蒙·希拉里骑士为了帮助登山者更快进入珠穆朗玛峰，同时回报当地的居民，改善当地的交通状况，兴建了卢卡拉机场。第一乘坐这样的飞机，让我们感到非常的刺激。
踏上EBC：大卫帮我们制定了详细的EBC徒步线路，包括每天的具体行程，应该注意的事项，以及沿途需要停靠休息的点，因为我们是第一次在高海拔活动，所以有必要在不同海拔高度的地方停顿修整，以让身体来逐渐适应高海拔环境。我们从卢卡拉出发，一路经过Monjo/蒙佐、Namche/南池、Tengboche/腾波切、Dingboche/丁波切、Lobuche (4940m)/罗波切、Gorak Shep/格拉克舍普、Pheriche/佩里切等地方。其中我们在Namche/南池修整了一天，第二天一早我们起的很早，看到了火烧云的壮丽景观。随着海拔的不断上升，我们一路从茂密的植被区走到荒无人烟，没有一点绿色植物的高海拔地区，我们看到了安拉普尔那雪上，见识了尼泊尔高原地区最蓝的天空，晚上也看到了最迷人的星空，这些都是我们如今生活在大成里不曾见到过了，在那里，时间仿佛静止，一切的人间糟杂似乎都已经远去，那种状态，是空灵、是自身心灵的一种净化。最终我们在大卫的带领下来到了期盼已久的珠峰大本营，第一次零距离接触到了昆布冰川，那种感受无法形容，在感叹大自然神奇的同时，也对跨越昆布冰川也被称为死亡冰川像珠峰前进的珠峰攀登者们报以最诚挚的致敬，他们勇敢的挑战珠峰，尤其是夏尔巴向导们，他们就是珠峰的开路者。从珠峰返回后，我们又经过了三天的时间下撤到卢卡拉机场，然后从卢卡拉机场乘坐飞机返回加德满都.EBC的路途虽然辛苦，但是却是我一辈子都无法忘记的，我们走了大多数人可能这一辈子都不会走的线路，无憾。
写在最后：这一路的艰辛很多，给了我们莫大帮助的大卫和阿龙也成了我们的好朋友，尼泊尔永远不会是只去一次，因为时间有限，尼泊尔还有更多值得去的地方，在等待着我们，例如，冬天的尼泊尔，ACT大环线、博卡拉，这些都是令我们憧憬的，最后，非常感谢我们认识了大卫，他像一位大哥一样，总是能够给你想到你所需要的，大卫，我们下次再会！尼泊尔，我们下次再会！... read more
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