Journey Across the Roof of the World

20 days
FROM £ 5474
Countries Visited: Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan

Journey Across the Roof of the World

Marvel at the diverse natural scenery & awesome Himalayan vistas;
Spin prayer wheels as you travel, for good karma;
Stay overnight in a Nepali homestay for an insight into local life;
Join pilgrims on their daily kora at some of the region’s most sacred sites;
Eat a traditional meal with a Bhutanese farming family;
Trek to Tiger’s Nest Monastery: Bhutan’s most revered Buddhist site.

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Holiday Itinerary

DAY 1 - 3

Kathmandu, Nepal
The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu is an assault on the senses: the smell of incense mingles with pungent spices and scooter exhaust; merchants shout to make themselves heard above the sound of motorbike horns; cars and cows share the streets which are lined with ancient temples alongside internet cafes. Be prepared for a sensory overload! While you are here you will go on a selection of tours including: Indra Chowk evening walk, Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa.

DAY 4

Bhaktapur and Panauti Homestay, Nepal
After breakfast, depart Kathmandu for Bhaktapur, one of the three former royal cities of the Kathmandu Valley (the other two being Kathmandu & Patan) and home to some of the finest religious architecture in Nepal. Sadly, many of the ancient buildings were destroyed during the 2015 earthquake however the city still boasts more temples than neighbouring Kathmandu and there is plenty to see. Once a major trading centre with a royal palace, Panauti is now a quiet, well-preserved town, which is home to some interesting ancient temples and impressive Rana-era mansions. Its location at the confluence of three streams is considered sacred and pilgrims flock to the Tribeni Ghat to bathe in the holy waters.

DAY 5 - 7

Lhasa, Tibet
Today you will fly to Lhasa, Tibet’s spiritual and political capital. The western side, with its’ concrete shopping malls and glass-fronted high-rise buildings, shows a definite stamp of Chinese rule. However, the east of the city still retains an old-world Tibetan charm: its’ winding alleyways are lined with rickety whitewashed houses and lamp-lit temples full of prostrating pilgrims. Rise early and join the locals on their daily kora (pilgrim circuit) around Jokhang Temple and wander the surrounding labyrinth of backstreets for a true sense of life in Lhasa. You will be taken on several tours over the next few days including: Drepung & Sera Monasteries, Ganden Palace, Norbulingka, Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple.
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Includes

  • English speaking, local guide
  • All accommodation listed
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Any domestic flights listed (unless marked otherwise)
  • Return flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa and one way flight from Kathmandu to Paro
  • Tibet Entry Permit
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals listed, with tea, coffee and water
  • Bhutan entry visa
  • International flight reconfirmation
Not Included: Flights to/from Asia, Nepali entry visa, Tibetan Group Tourist Visa/Chinese entry visa, International airport departure taxes, Any meals not listed in the itinerary, Drinks (other than tea, coffee and water), Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tips etc.), Travel insurance, All other services not listed in 'inclusive', Any Covid testing or certification required for travel and/or quarantine costs.

Price Guide

Price per person starts from £5,474 based on two people sharing.

Price depends on the season of travel and availability at time of booking. Price per person reduces if there are more than two people travelling. We will provide a tailormade quote based on your dates and requirements - please complete an enquiry form below so that we can put you in touch directly with one of our Asia specialists. 

We provide private tailormade guided holidays - this means that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can start your holiday on the day you choose.

All prices are correct at the time of publishing. They are liable to change and can only be confirmed upon submitting an enquiry.

International Flights   We can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.

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