Best of the Himalaya Tour

Best of the Himalaya Tour

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TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

26 Days

Max Altitude:

5009m (Rongbuk)

Group Size

1-10 Person

Trial Access:

Flight & Private Vehicle with Comfortable Drive.

Best Season:

All Year Round

The Best of the Himalaya Tour by Himalayan Trekkers comprises the main destinations in the lap of the younger mountain range, mainly the central and eastern part of the Himalayas. This is a nearly a full month trip that covers the Himalayan region of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and India. Tibet and Bhutan remain mystical and mysterious to many people in the world today.

The main highlights of this tour will be:

  • Kathmandu and Pokhara in Nepal
  • Paro and Thimpu in Bhutan
  • Lhasa, Shigatse, and Everest (Rongbuk) base camp in Tibet
  • Darjeeling and Sikkim in India.
  • In Kathmandu, you will explore and visit UNESCO World Heritage sites.

You will visit Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Shegar, and Rongbuk in Tibet. Rongbuk also has an Everest base camp from the Tibet side.

Furthermore, you will also visit Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Gangtey, and Phuntsholing in Bhutan. Finally, in India, you will visit Darjeeling, Gangtok, Martam, and Kalimpong.

This trip includes all kinds of weather, people, culture, traditions, and the glamorous natural beauty of the South Asian region. This journey is a twenty-six-day journey. The starting point of this journey is Kathmandu and the ending point is Delhi. You will probably spend 6 days in Nepal, 8 in Tibet, 6 in Bhutan, and the last 5 days in India. 

Best of the Himalaya Tour offers a combination of experiences from 4 different countries at a very reasonable cost that involves the cost of a flight. This tour is also fully customizable. To learn more or have any questions, feel free to email us.

Starting Price

USD 5719 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Bagdora Airport, West Bengal

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m) and sightseeing.

A representative from Himalayan trekkers with your nameplate will be waiting for you at the airport. After meeting and greeting, you will be transferred to the hotel.

In case of early arrival, sightseeing to Pashupatinath temple and Bouddhanath stupa. Otherwise, stroll around Thamel and rest in the hotel. Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive.

Day 2

Kathmandu valley sightseeing.

Meals included: BB

After a warm breakfast, you will be received by the city tour guide with a private vehicle for the sightseeing of Kathmandu durbar square, swaymbhunath (monkey temple) and will also explore the evening local markets.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Fly to Gongar Airport and transfer to Lhasa (3656 m)

Meals included: BB

Early morning breakfast and you will be transferred to the airport for a scenic flight to Gongar airport. Upon arrival at the Gongar airport, our TIbetan representave will greet you and escort you to the designated hotel in Lhasa. 

Free to explore the local markets and streets in the evening.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 1 hour+ flight and 1/2 hour drive

Day 4

Sightseeing of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street.

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will visit the Potala Palace, the Palace of the Dalai Lama. This architectural masterpiece is the symbol of unity of the Tibetans. This palace was built by King Soongtsan Gampo, who was married to Princess Wen Cheng Tang in 641 A.D. It has got 999 houses built on Hongshan Hill with a red building on top. It is one of the grandest palaces in the world to date.

After lunch, we will drive towards the Jokhang Temple, the most sacred temple for Tibetan Buddhists. After spending some time at the Jokhang temple we will walk through Barkhor Street, a traditional old street in Lhasa.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 5

Full day Sightseeing of Lhasa covering Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.

Meals included: BB

We will start the sightseeing today from Norbulingka - the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, located along the Kyichu River and two kilometers west of the Potala Palace. This Palace has a huge garden covering 360,000 square meters, making it the biggest man-made garden in Tibet. It has got 374 rooms.

The second site is Drepung Monastery, made by Chojey Tashi Palden in the 14th Century. It had four departments, of which Loseling, or "The Hermitage of the Radiant Mind," was the largest, housing more than three-quarters of Drepung's ten to fifteen thousand monks. Now it is one of Tibet’s premier monastic educational institutions.

The last site for today is Sera Monastery, built-in 1419; this grand Monastery was home to more than 5,000 monks and five monastic colleges. Although much less active now, with only several hundred monks currently in residence, one of the most interesting times to visit the monastery is in the afternoon when monks, after finishing their morning scripture classes, can be seen debating in the courtyard.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 6

Drive to Tsurphu Monastery and Yangbachen hot spring.

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will take a drive of one hour/70km west to reach the Tsurphu Monastery which resides in a valley floor. This famous monastery of Tibet is the seat of the Karmapa branch of the Kagyugpa order of Tibetan Buddhism.

If you feel acclimatized you can do the Tsurphu Kora which provides an excellent view of Tsurphu below. We will drive to Yangbachen hot spring before we return back to Lhasa for overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 7

Drive to Gyantse (4000 m) and Sightseeing .

Meals included: BB

The drive from Lhasa to Gyantse is about 275 k. It is an exciting drive as we drive past the Khamba La pass (4794 m), Yamdrok Tso Lake, Karo La pass (5045m) and many Himalayan peaks from the road.

By the late afternoon, we will reach the Tibetan settlement of Gyantse and take a walk around it.

Accommodation: Hotel/guest house/ local lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 8

Drive to Shigatse (3800m) and sightseeing

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will visit the Gyantse Dzong, which dates back to the 14th century overlooking the Gyantse area.

After the morning sightseeing, we take a drive to Shigatse, the 2nd largest city in Tibet, which is little more than one hour and is 90 km away. After arriving at Shigatse we will visit the Tashilumpo monastery.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2 hrs drive

Day 9

Drive to Shegar (4330m)

Meals included: BB

A scenic drive from Shigatse along the Friendship highway takes us to Shegar today. The drive is full of beautiful scenery. We will drive past the settlement of Lhatse and also drive past the Gyamtso La pass. A brief stop at Natang Monastery is a must.

Driving further ahead we will stop at the Shakya monastery with the biggest gold book in the world.

Overnight in Shegar. 

Accommodation: Hotel/guest house. Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 10

Drive to Rongbuk (5009m), visit Everest Base and driveto Kayrong.

Meals included: BB

Today is the most exciting and the most interesting day of the trip. When we drive about eighty-five kilometers from Shegar we reach Rongbuk, famous for the view of Mt Everest. If time permites, we will also visit the Rongbuk monastery. 

After the exploration of the Everest and Rongbuk monastery, we will further drive to Kayrong.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 9-10 hrs drive.

Day 11

Scenic drive to Kathmandu .

Meals included: BB

We ahead towards Kathmandu today which is 130 km from here. We will cross 3 high passes Tingri Lalung La passes at (5124 m), Shung La Pass at (5200 m/ 17056 ft), Nyalam Pass (3800m) along the high way that offers a majestic view of some of the highest mountains on earth.

Upon reaching the Nepal-China border (at Kayrong), a representative from Himalayan trekkers will drive you to Kathmandu via the famous Langtang national park, Syabru Besi. 

Rest of the day is at leisure for resting. 

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs drive.

Day 12

Sightseeing of southern part of Kathmandu valley with Patan durbar square.

Meals included: BB

Today, after enjoying your breakfast, you will be picked up for sightseeing of Patan durbar square and will also explore the popular twin Newari village Khokana and Bungamati.

In the evening free on your own.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 13

Sightseeing of Bhaktapur durbar square and explore Nagarkot.

Meals included: BB

After your delicious breakfast, you will be driven to Bhaktapur Durbar Square for sightseeing and further driven to Nagarkot for scenic vies of mountains, valleys and return back to Kathmandu after enjoying the sunset view.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 14

Flight to Paro (2200 m) and sightseeing.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today you will have a scenic flight to (Paro) Bhutan. You will be greeted by the Bhutanese representative of Himalayan trekkers and transferred to the hotel.

After a brief rest, we will head towards the Ta Dzong, the National Museum of Bhutan. After the visit to the Museum, we take a short walk to the Rinpung Dzong often described as the fort with heaps of Jewel. Khichu Lhakhang is the next place we visit. It is the oldest monument in the small kingdom of Bhutan.

By the late afternoon, we reach the Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort) built around the mid 17th century in the memory of the Bhutanese victory over the Tibetan invaders.

In the evening stroll the local market on your own.

Overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs flight

Day 15

Explore tiger nest monastery (3120 m) and drive to Thimpu (2334 m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a warm  breakfast at the hotel, we will hike up  to the Tiger's Nest, locally known as the Taktsang Monastery. This monastery has been the identification of Bhutan for a long time because of its religious significance and also because of its location. The Mahayana Buddhist believes that the first Dalai Lama, Padmasambhava flew on a back of a tigress to her for Meditation. While coming down we will have lunch halfway down the hill and continue to Paro.

We drive to Thimpu in the late afternoon. 

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs hike and 2 hrs drive.

Day 16

Full day sightseeing of Thimpu.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The places we visit today include the King’s Memorial Chorten, Nunnery Temple, Changgangkha Monastery, Majestic Thimphu Dzong, etc. Besides that, we also go to the Central zoo to see the animals over there and among them the Takin, a goat-antelope is a major attraction as it is the national animal of Bhutan.

In the afternoon visit the Weekend market famous for all kinds of local products ranging from handicrafts to vegetables. You can also visit the radio tower on a hilltop, which offers a panoramic view of Thimpu city.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 17

Scenic drive to Punakha (1242m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We start the day in the morning with a drive to Punakha via Dochu La (3100m). 

We will make a brief visit to the fertility temple known as Chimi Lhakhang. You can receive blessings of fertility with a phallus (Symbolic representation of male sexual organ) from the Lama. Upon arrival at Punakha, we will visit the Punakha Zhong and local markets in the evening.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs drive

Day 18

Drive to Gangtey (2900m).

Meals included: BB

We will start the day with a visit to Wangduephodrang town to see the stone carvings. Our destination today is Gangtey a beautiful settlement with the White Mountains and green hills around it.

After spending some time at the Gangtey we take a short walk in the Phobjikha village and drive back to Punakha.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 19

Drive to Phuentsholing (293 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we have a long and scenic drive to the town of Phuntsholing, a bordering town near the Bhutan-India Border. The drive goes past hilly road for 234 km and on the way, we will make a few stops, for photography and short breaks.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel/guest house/ local lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs drive.

Day 20

Scenic drive to Darjeeling (2042 m)

Meals included: BB

We have a cross-country drive, about 200 km from Bhutan to Darjeeling in India. It is a scenic drive from the plains to the hills with many rivers and streams.

As we approach near to Darjeeling we see a lot of tea plantation and the railways from the time of British India.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel/guest house/ local lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 21

Full day sightseeing of Darjeeling.

Meals included: BB

Our day starts before sunrise as we take a short drive to the Tiger Hill for Sunrise view. This famous hill also offers the view of some of the highest mountains in the Himalayas including Mt. Kanchenjunga. After the sunrise trip, we will drive back to the hotel and have breakfast.

After a brief rest, we visit the famous landmarks and monuments of Darjeeling including Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center, Tea Garden, Tea Factory, and Peace Pagoda.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 22

Drive to Gangtok (1650 m)

Meals included: BB

Today after breakfast we drive to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim which lies 115 km from Darjeeling. The scenic drive consist of crossing the hills, rivers small settlements and a pleasant environment.

After completing the formalities at the Tista Bridge, we enter into Gangtok.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel/guest house/ local lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs drive

Day 23

Full day sightseeing Gangtok.

Meals included: BB

We start the day early to drive to the Tashi Viewpoint from where you can see the Kanchenjunga, the Sinolchu Range and the faraway settlements within Sikkim.

We return to the hotel for breakfast and after that continues to Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms or Government Institute of Cottage Industries, Enchey Monastery, Research Institute of Tibetology, and Rumtek Monastery,

In the evening enjoy the local Haat bazar.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 24

Drive to Kalimpong (1247 m) via Martam.

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will enjoy the scenic drive to Kalimpong. On the way, we will cross the popular settlements locally called Martam. We can explore this beautiful settlement and continue our drive to Kalimpong.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel/guest house/ local lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs drive

Day 25

Full day sightseeing of Kalimpong.

Meals included: BB

Today we will visit the famous landmarks of Kalimpong including the Shri Diwakar Vahara Institute in Kalimpong, Dello Viewpoint, and Haat Bazar. This place has provided many superstars for Bollywood and film industry, as you will observe the local poets, musicians and drama players on the way.   

Then in the evening, we enjoy free leisure.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel/guest house/ local lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 26

Drive to Bagdogra airport for connecting flight.

Meals included: BB

Today is the final day of the trip where a representative of Himalayan trekkers will transfer you to the Bagdogra airport for connecting flight back to your home town. 

This is how the trip of Best Himalaya tour ends. Hope you enjoy a lot and please remember us for other exciting trips within the Himalayas.

(Note; you can catch the connecting flight from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai).

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers makes sure to manage the best, most comfortable, and preferred accommodation.

In general, we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in city areas. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges/homestays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment list for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the cities must be paid separately. In the city areas, you are likely to get varied food services, many local menus to different international cuisines. We are always ready to help you find the places to eat to fit your taste. 

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organize Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel with your heart's content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Bhutan and Tibet Permit Fees
  • All ground transfers on a private A/C vehicle & as per the itinerary
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • English Speaking guide
  • Airfares (Lhasa- Paro-Bagdogra) as per itinerary
  • All Sightseeing Entrance fees
  • Accommodation Twin/ DBL sharing as per itinerary
  • Guide fees
  • All Taxes ans surcharges 

Whats Not Included

  • International Airfares and Taxes (Except Bhutan and Lhasa mention in includes)
  • India and Nepal Visa Fee
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner) and Beverages
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, tips to guide and driver, liquor, etc.)
  • Any costs occurred under unavoidable circumstances (flight delay or cancellation, road blockade, etc.)
  • Other not included in the include section 


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

Reviews

Your Words - as is. Reviews from Previous Himalayan Trekkers Travelers.

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base on 4 Reviews

13 Dec 2019

Shira Penelope

Canada

Awesome Experience

Excellent trip and great experience of Himalyan Trekers....Best services at reasonable price.... Enjoyed all Himalyan nation trip...

Highly Recommend To All....

05 Apr 2019

John Butler

United Kingdom

Amazing Trip experience with Himalayan Trekkers

Our trip with Himalayan Trekkers was just great! Interesting, very well organized, and most of all great fun!

Will meet Raj very soon for trekking in Nepal. 

11 Oct 2018

Lorraine

United Kingdom

Month-long Best of Himalaya Tour

A friend and I booked a spectacular one-month Himalayan trip with the help of Raj at Adventure Mission Nepal. My friend has written a detailed review (“Best of Himalaya Tour October 2018”) about our journey that took us through Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. I would like to echo her comments as well as the positive comments made by the other reviewers on this site. It seems that my friend and I were not the only clients who thought of Raj as a friend even before meeting him for the first time!

I’d like to add that we had the opportunity to spend more time in Nepal with Raj (and Madan, our guide extraordinaire) than originally expected because of a last-minute change in our plans. Raj’s natural warmth and kindness are readily apparent to everyone, but he also works extremely hard, often behind the scenes, to make everything run smoothly and to keep track of everyone’s whereabouts. That same warmth and kindness that he shows to his clients extends to his employees as well. Not only does he greatly respect them, but he treats them like family. We felt fortunate to be able to work with someone who has those values.

Raj, thank you for a wonderful trip. Namaste!

19 Oct 2018

Susan

Nepal

Best of Himalaya Tour October 2018

Raj helped us organize a fabulous month-long trip through Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and northern India. He was extraordinarily responsive and helpful--before we left and during our travels...always checking to make sure everything was going well. The trip went very smoothly and was a remarkable adventure.

We highly recommend using Adventure Mission Nepal!

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