Explore the wonders of Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan all in one amazing adventure. In Tibet, wander Lhasa and Everest Base Camp. Descending down to Nepal, explore the wonders of the Kathmandu Valley. Flying into Bhutan, you climb the Tiger’s Nest, visit dzongs and nunneries and meet the people. Whether you’re looking to visit monasteries or temples, mountains or valleys, museums or factories, Himalayan High has it all. **Note that the Chinese sometimes close the border between Tibet and Nepal unpredictably. In that case, you will drive back to Lhasa (Option B) and fly on to Kathmandu.
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ITINERARY at a Glance
Fly to Chengdu from Bangkok (not included). Met and taken to hotel.
Tour Chengdu – Panda Breeding Center, Sichuan Opera School, Wenshu Yuan.
Fly Lhasa. Walk around Barkhor and evening service at Ranoche.
Early morning at the Jokhang and walk around the Barkhor with pilgrims. Visit the Potala Palace, and afternoon visit to Sera Monastery.
Visit Phabonkha Temple and Drepung Monastery.
Drive Gyantse. Visit Kumbum and monastery. If time permits, see Peljor Chode.
OPTION A: Drive to Shigatse via Shalu, and hike the pilgrim kora or OPTION B: Drive to Shegar
OPTION A: Visit Shigatse Monastery and drive Shegar or OPTION B: Continue on to Everest Base Camp and visit the area.
OPTION A: Drive Base Camp and walk around area or OPTION B: Leave Base Camp. Drive to Old Tingri and on to Shigatse. Time permitting, hike the pilgrim kora.
OPTION A: Drive Old Tingri or OPTION B: Explore Shigatse, Tashilhumpu and market.
OPTION A: Drive Kyirong or OPTION B: Drive Lhasa via Shalu.
OPTION A: Drop down from Tibetan Plateau to Kathmandu via Nuwakot or OPTION B: Fly onward to Kathmandu. Optional walk down Asan Tol to Dhurbar Square.
Drive Bhaktapur and explore. Continue to Patan - temples, museum and Patan Kumari.
Visit Swayambunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.
Fly Paro. Visit Museum and Dzong. Drive Thimphu.
Thimphu touring. Memorial Chorten, Textile museum, Paper factory. Walk to village school for arts and crafts.
Zoo and Zilukha Nunnery. PM Drive to Punakha and visit Chimi Lhakhang.
AM hike to Kamsum Yuelley temple, PM visit to Dzong and craft center.
Drive back to Paro, stopping in Thimphu for Lunch. Sunset at the Drukyel Dzong or similar.
Climb or take horses to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery. PM visit to Kyichu. Farewell dinner.
Depart Bhutan and fly out to Bangkok (this can change).