DAY 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our Blue Bird representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the tour.
DAY 02: SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU VALLEY
Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. After breakfast, you will be guided to visit renowned monkey temple - Swoyambhunath. After lunch, you will be visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.
DAY 03: FLY TO PARO
Today you will be taken to airport to take the flight to Paro (Bhutan). The flight offers you beautiful view of mountain and landscape. You will get Bhutan visa on passport upon showing visa approval letter plus 2 pp size picture. Meet/greet by our guide and drive to Hotel.. Afternoon / evening time at leisure. You can visit around the market.
DAY 04: DRIVE PARO – THIMPU
Paro Sightseeing - visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. 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. Late after noon drive 2 hours to Thimphu (65 Kms) which is the capital of Bhutan. Evening will be free time.
DAY 05: DRIVE THIMPU – PARO
In the morning, Thimphu sightseeing - In the afternoon, drive back to Paro via visiting the first building built in Bhutan the Simtokha Dzong. It now houses the Buddhist university. Arrive Paro, Evening at leisure.
DAY 06: FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU AND TRANSFERRED TO NAGARKOT
Today you have a flight to return to Kathmandu. Once you reach Kathmandu, you will be transferred to Nagarkot. You will have time for the preparation for next trip to Tibet and evening briefing at your hotel.
DAY 07: SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU VALLEY
Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. After breakfast, you will be guided to visit renowned Bhaktapur Durbar Square. After lunch, you will be visiting Pashupatinath and Baudhanath.
DAY 08: FLY TO LHASA
Our representative will drop you to Tribhuvan Airport for trip departure to Lhasa with your Tibet Permit and Visit Visa papers by China Air in the morning and after a 70 minute fly over the Higher mountains between Mt. Everest and Mt. Kanchenjunga its’ Tibet agent will give you welcome reception at Lhasa Gonggar Airport (LXA) with a 4WD vehicle to drive 60km in the completely smooth and blacktopped high way to Lhasa City and assist you to check in at your confirmed accommodation with BB Plan.Lhasa is situated on the north bank of Kyi-chu River and in the Tibetan language means "Place of the Gods". Rest is important today as you acclimatize to the rarefied atmosphere of this high altitude city.
DAY 09: SIGHTSEEING IN AND AROUND LHASA
Today the Tibetan English speaking guide will take you to visit Potala Palace, Ramoche Monastery and the Norbulingka. Potala Palace, the erstwhile home of the Dalai Lama, was built in 637 AD atop a single hill by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo. Norbulingka, the erstwhile summer palace of Dalai Lama meaning ‘Jewel Park', is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and covers an area of around 3,60,000 sq. m making it the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Your overnight accommodation with BB Plan will be at the same as previous day.
DAY 10: SIGHTSEEING IN AND AROUND LHASA
In the second day of Lhasa sightseeing, you will be taken to visit Sera Monastery, Jokhang Monastery and Barkhor Market. The Sera Monastery, 5 km north of Lhasa, is one of Lhasa's prettiest monasteries and once upon a time sheltered a community of more than 5,000 monks. Jokhang Monastery, situated in the heart of Old Lhasa, houses, Tibet's most precious religious relic, a golden Sakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. Your overnight accommodation with BB Plan will be at the same as previous day.
DAY 11: FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU
Early in the morning the guide will assist you to check out from hotel in Tsedang and drive to Airport to fly from Lhasa (3650m) to Kathmandu (1350m). In your morning flight you may assemble enjoy with wonderful Himalayan views of Nepal and Tibet. Snowy Horizon represent will receive you in TIA and transfer to your confirmed hotel for your overnight accommodation at about late morning then you will have leisure time for shopping or rest in Kathmandu.
DAY 12: DEPART KATHMANDU
After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the international airport for your flight towards onward destination.
1. Airport arrival and departure transfers
2. 5 Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with breakfast
3. 3 Nights’ accommodation in Paro, Bhutan on twin sharing basis with breakfast
4. 3 Nights’ accommodation in Lhasa Tibet on twin sharing basis with breakfast
5. Kathmandu/Paro/Kathmandu airfare
6. Kathmandu/Lhasa/Kathmandu airfare
7. Sightseeing around Paro and Thimpu
8. Sightseeing in Kathmandu with guides and transfers
9. Visa Fees of both countries
1. All the personal expenses as tips, bar bills, laundry and beverage
2. Lunch and dinner in all places
3. Extra baggage charges
4. International flight
5. Any other expenses due to political, act of nature or any other reason which are beyond control of Blue Bird Travel or its associated agents
6. Your insurance