Frequently Asked Questions about Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour
1. What travel documents to obtain for a Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour?
The permits to travel to Tibet include the Tibet Travel Permit and Chinese Visa. Tibet Travel Permit can only be obtained by a local travel agency before entering Tibet, with your passport and China visa. If you enter Tibet from mainland China, you can get your Chinese visa in your own country or a third country. If you enter Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply the Chinese Group Visa through the embassy in the Kathmandu. In this way, we can help to get your Tibet Travel Permit and Chinese Group Visa together on behalf of you.
To visit Nepal, one needs to get a Nepal visa, which can be obtained upon your arrival, with your passport. Bhutan, on the other hand, can be accessed with a visa pre-arranged by your licensed Bhutanese tour operator. You need to show your visa clearance letter at your point of entry and then get your visa stamped into your passport.
2. When is the best time to enjoy a Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour?
The best time to tour Tibet is from April to May and September to October, when one can enjoy different beauty of the land in favorable weather conditions. During these periods, one can trek to mountain regions like Mount Everest and Kailash, or cycle along broad road, except the traditional activities of overland tour and city sightseeing.
Both Nepal and Bhutan can be visited at any time of the year, since they have a sub-tropical climate with distinctive four seasons. But the summer season will always come with heavy rains, while the winter tends to be much mild than that of Tibet. Therefore, one can go to visit the three places in spring and autumn.
How to travel between Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan?
It is convenient to transfer between Tibet and Nepal, either by air or overland trip. The flight between Lhasa and Kathmandu is available every day, and only take around 2.5 hours on the way. While it is a long road of more than 1100 km, the overland trip from Lhasa to Kathmandu or vise verse is widely considered a world-classic journey to experience the highlights of Tibet.
To transfer from Nepal to Bhutan, the current solution is to take a flight. There are daily flights operated by Druk air and Bhutan Airlines flying between the two ancient Kingdoms. While, there is no direct transportation between Tibet and Bhutan at present. Tourists who want to travel from Tibet to Bhutan or the other way around need to transfer via Kathmandu, Nepal.
How much does a Nepal Bhutan Tibet tour usually cost?
The cost of a Nepal Bhutan Tibet tour will depend on many factors. You need to consider whether to choose a luxury hotel or a cost-efficient one, whether to travel in depth or just enjoy an easy sightseeing to top attractions, and many more things before your departures. One thing for sure is that it is required by law to spend $250 per day in Bhutan. While it covers almost all the expenses you will pay, like hotel, guide, admissions, transportation etc.
If you want to travel on a budget, you are suggested to join in an organized group tour, so that you can share the accommodation and transportation with other members. Also, travelling in low seasons are recommended. Winter would be one of the shoulder seasons for all the three destinations, and is also suitable to visit some lower places of Tibet.