Trip reference number: Journey across the Roof of the World

Trip Operator: Selective Asia

Journey across the Roof of the World

From: £5117.00

From the outside, the neighbouring Himalayan kingdoms of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan appear to be fairly similar, however dig deep (20-days should do it) and you’ll discover a fascinating region of diverse cultures, distinct traditions and contrasting landscapes. If you have the time, it’s well worth incorporating all three destinations into one memorable trip. Step in Selective Asia…!

Travelling from Nepal to Tibet and onto Bhutan, our Journey across the Roof of the World visits the region’s remote mountain monasteries, ancient temples and sacred stupas; travelling through a changing natural landscape of snow-capped mountains, and crystal-clear lakes, low-lying pastoral valleys and deep swathes of forest.

Itinerary Overview:

Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu, Indra Chowk evening walk. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2 - Kathmandu, Durbar Square, Swayambhunath. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3 - Kathmandu, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 4 - Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Panauti Homestay. Overnight in Panauti.

Day 5 - Panauti, Kathmandu, Tibet: Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 6 - Lhasa, Drepung & Sera Monasteries, Ganden Palace, Norbulingka. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 7 - Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 8 - Lhasa, Yamdrok Tso Lake, Gyantse. Overnight in Gyantse.

Day 9 - Gyantse, Pelkor Chode Monastery, Shalu Monastery, Shigatse. Overnight in Shigatse.

Day 10 - Shigatse, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Samye. Overnight in Samye.

Day 11 - Samye Monastery, Yumbulagang Palace, Tsetang. Overnight in Tsetang.

Day 12 - Tsetang, Lhasa, Nepal: Kathmandu, Patan, Walking Tour. Overnight in Patan.

Day 13 - Kathmandu, Bhutan: Paro, Thimphu, Buddha Dordenma. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 14 - Highlights of Thimphu including Tashichho Dzong. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 15 - Thimphu, Dochu La Pass, Punakha, Chime Lhakhang. Overnight in Punakha.

Day 16 - Punakha, Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, Punakha Dzong, Nalanda Buddhist Institute. Overnight in Punakha.

Day 17 - Punakha, Dochu La Pass, Paro, Farm house lunch. Overnight in Paro.

Day 18 - Paro, Chele La Pass, Kila Gompa Nunnery Trek, Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnight in Paro.

Day 19 - Paro, Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) Trek. Overnight in Paro.

Day 20 - Depart Paro

As with all our holidays, we have created lots of free time for you to enjoy as you please. If you would prefer a more ‘complete’ travel programme, we will be happy to oblige. We can also tailor this holiday to meet your exact needs - your holiday, your way.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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