Explore Hidden Land of the Himalayas

Explore Hidden Land of the Himalayas

TripGrade: Easy
An Easy Grade Trip - as the name suggests if a trek not that difficulties to trek around. This trip reaches up to 3000 meters high in altitude. The trails will not be that rugged and are highly suitable for family trips. The trips are generally around of a week or little bit more.

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Duration:

17 Days

Max Altitude:

Lhasa (3,700m)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private Vehicle / Flight

Best Season:

All Year Round

Exploring the hidden Land in the Himalayas is an amazing trip for you as you will get the chance to explore the culture, tradition, people, nature, food of four different neighboring countries: India, Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet. 

The seventh-largest country in the world, India offers a distinct geographical entity with rich heritages, diverse cultures, deep-rooted beliefs, uncountable religions, and myriad attractions. It is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. 

Bhutan has been said to be the last Shangri-La. Very few visitors know Bhutan, but those who make the journey to this exotic kingdom soon discover the true beauty of the majestic land. The people of Bhutan made sure to keep the secret of the land and the world's cultural heritage so that it can flourish in isolation. Bhutan is adorned with rich geography; exotic vegetation, wild wildlife, snow-capped mountains, and a ringing valley is what makes Bhutan so special. The terrain is a lush tropical southern hill that completely covers the entire field. The majestic country has so much to offer visitors, from the ancient fortress known as Dzongs to ancient temples and monasteries.

Featured Highlights of Exploring the hidden Land in the Himalayas

  • The mystic land of Bhutan
  • Remote monasteries and spiritual temples
  • Monument of Love: Taj Mahal in Agra, India 
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu valley
  • Palaces and temples of Tibet
  • Attractive excursion to temples villages and scenic spots

Himalayan Trekkers lead an adventurous tour to four exotic Himalayan countries, which will cater to all the beauty of nature and marvels of ancient cultural civilization. The tour is applicable for all age groups with a chance to explore the rich ancient countries.

Starting Price

USD 3199 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Delhi

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Delhi (216m)

Upon your arrival in Delhi, a representative from Himalayan Trekkers will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the designated hotel. 

You can explore the streets and markets of the capital, Delhi, and get to know about the lifestyle.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Full-day Delhi sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

Our journey begins from Delhi, the capital of another majestic country, India. Suggested places include a visit to the National Museum containing over 200,000 works of art of Indian and Foreign origin and 5000 years old Indian culture.

One of the other places to visit is Teen Murti Bhavan, which housed the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.

Overnight at the hotel. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Drive to Agra (170m)

Meals included: Breakfast

After having breakfast in Delhi, we begin our sightseeing tour to the Presidential Palace, Parliament House, India Gate, Qutub Minar, Jantar-Mantar, Connaught Circus, Red Fort, and Mahalaxmi Temple.

The next stop is Agra for an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs drive

Day 4

Agra sightseeing & drive back to Delhi

Meals included: Breakfast

The morning view of the Taj Mahal is a view of its state to witness the glory of the rich cultural country. The monument is a symbol of love, adorned with white marble reflecting a romantic aura in the air. Built during the Mughal era in 1963, this monument is the best example of one of the Wonders of the World.

Our next stop is Agra Fort, which was built as a military establishment by Akbar in 1565. The fort gives the feeling of an encircled city within a city, which is a great view to exploring. The fort also houses one of the most stunning mosques of the Mughal era, the Pearl Mosque.

We return to Delhi in the evening. You may explore the surroundings and do shopping once in the city. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs drive

Day 5

Fly to Paro (2200m) & drive to Thimpu (2320m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early in the morning, we board on a flight from Delhi to Bhutan, to the city of Paro.

We make way to the capital city of Bhutan, Thimpu. The way to Thimpu is completely filled with energy and curiosity as we pass by every waterfall and mountain peaks. The capital of Bhutan is a land of history worth 400 years old.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2 hrs flight & 2 hrs drive

Day 6

Thimpu sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast at the hotel, we will begin our full-day guided sightseeing of Thimpu city. Thimpu Bazaar is the first stop where you can busy some of the amazing handicrafts. We will visit the Memorial Chorten, National Library, Folk and Heritage Museum, Traditional Handmade Paper Factory, Painting School, and National Handicraft Emporium. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 7

Drive to Punakha (1240m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We continue our journey of Bhutan from Thimpu with an adventurous mountain drive to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan. It lies across the Dochu La Pass (3100m), encountering the exotic scenery of the Himalayas on the way. Before making our way to Punakha, we make a short hike to the Chimi Lhakhang, a fertility temple, famous for receiving blessings. 

Explore the surrounding once in Punakha. Overnight. 

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

Day 8

Drive to Paro via Thimpu & sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we drive back to Paro making a short stop in Thimpu for lunch. 

Reaching Paro, we visit Taktsang Monastery, which is also known as Tiger’s Nest at 9000 ft. we reach the monastery by riding a horse, strolling through the cliffs. 

Our tour follows at visiting Dzongs (monasteries), which serves as the religious and administrative centers. Our list of sightseeing includes the visit to Paro National Museum, 7th-century Kyichu Laichang Dzong, and Dryukul Dzong.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs drive

Day 9

Fly to Kathmandu (1350m)

Meals included: Breakfast

We depart Bhutan after breakfast at the hotel in Paro and fly to Kathmandu. Reaching Kathmandu, we will have half-day sightseeing of the city, which includes Hanuman Dhoka Square, The House of Living Goddess, The Royal Palace, and the City markets comprising Thamel walk.

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

Day 10

Full-day Kathmandu sightseeing & drive to Nagarkot

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, we will visit the important landmarks of the Kathmandu valley including Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Temple, and Swoyambhunath Temple. 

After exploring the city, we will drive to Nagarkot, a famous sunrise and sunset hill station near the valley offering a panoramic vista of Himalayan peaks including the mighty Mount Everest. 

Overnight at Nagarkot. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2 hrs drive

Day 11

Nagarkot sunrise & Drive to Bhaktapur-Pokhara

Meals included: Breakfast

We start our day with a stunning sunrise view above the snow-capped peaks. After breakfast, we leave Nagarkot and drive towards Bhaktapur, the city of rich cultural heritage. We will visit the Lion Gate, The Picture Gallery, and the Palace of Windows. 

Once we explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square, we will to another top tourist destination, Pokhara filled with natural and cultural heritage. After you check-in and a brief rest at the hotel, you can take a walk on the lakeside or go boating in Fewa Lake. 

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

Day 12

Hike to Sarangkot & Pokhara sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

Early in the morning, we will hike to Sarangkot, a famous hill station renowned for amazing sunrise/sunset views along with panoramic vistas of snow-capped mountains and valleys. We return to the hotel for breakfast and begin our full-day sightseeing of Pokhara city. 

We will visit some of the top attractions of the city including Davis Falls, Gupteshwor Cave, Shanti Stupa, and Mountain Museum. In the evening, stroll around the streets and check out some of the bars and fooderies. 

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

Day 13

Drive back to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

Leaving Pokhara, we drive back to the Kathmandu valley after a warm breakfast served at the hotel. 

The rest of the day is on your own. 

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

Day 14

Fly to Lhasa

Meals included: Breakfast

Our next destination is Lhasa. We board on early morning flight to Lhasa, known as the holy city of Buddhism and the former home of the Dalai Lama. 

Since the city is located at high altitude, it is advisable to take some rest before embarking on the journey. We check-in at the hotel and take a complete rest to freshen ourselves.

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

Day 15

Lhasa sightseeing day 1

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, in Lhasa, we will be taking a tour of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street. 

After breakfast, we will visit the Potala Palace, the former winter palace of the Dalai Lamas. This architectural masterpiece is the symbol of the unity of the Tibetans. 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.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 16

Lhasa sightseeing day 2

Meals included: Breakfast

Our today's guided sightseeing includes Norbulingka Palace, Drepung Monastery, and Sera Monastery.

Norbulingka Palace is the former summer palace of the Dalai Lamas. The palace territory houses a zoo that was built to protect the animals given to the Dalai Lama. 

Drepung Monastery is the largest monastery in the country and also one of the Great Three Gelukpa Monasteries of Tibet. The monastery houses the statues of Sage Manjushree Tsong Khapa and Kwan-Yin Bodhisattva. 

Sera Monastery is also one of the Great Three Gelukpa Monasteries of Tibet. The Monastery University used to house three basic schools namely, Sera Mey Dratsang, Sera Jey Dratsang, and Ngagpa Dratsang.  

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 17

Depart Lhasa (Fly to hometown/next destination via Kathmandu/Delhi/Beijing)

Meals included: Breakfast

You will be transferred to the airport after breakfast 3 hours before the scheduled flight to your onward destination or home country via Kathmandu/Delhi/Beijing. 

Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Paro, Delhi, Agra, Thimpu, Lhasa, and Gyantse, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.

For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Bhutan and Tibet Permit Fees
  • All Transfer on a private A/C vehicle, as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Airfares (Bhutan- Nepal- Lhasa) as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Accommodation Twin/ DBL sharing as per itinerary
  • Guide fees
  • All Taxes

Whats Not Included

  • International Airfares and Taxes
  • Indian Visa Fee
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner) and Beverages
  • Your 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.)
  • Anything not mentioned in the includes 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

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