Houston, Texas, USA 05 -20 Oct,2018
Three Himalayan Kingdom, Oct, 2018 Dear Ugen, Jambay, and all Windhorse staff, Thank you so much for everything you did to make our tour the trip
San Francisco, USA 08 - 22 Sept, 2018
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Manhattan, New York, USA Sept 22- Oct 06,2017
Three Himalayan Kingdom (Autumn 2017) Dear Anand, Jambay and Ugen, I have been meaning to send a note, but life gets in the way when you
Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA Sept 22 - Oct 06, 2017
Three Himalayan Kingdom (Fall, 2017) Anand Just a note to let you know that our trip with Wind Horse Travel and your incredible guides on the
San Francisco, California, USA May 14 - 28,2017
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handler, Arizona, USA Sept 17-30, 2015
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USA August 13 - 26, 2015
Three Himalayan Kingdom review (August, 2015) Three Himalayan Kingdom - Aug 13 - 26, 2015 Anand -We have been very, very busy catching up and have been
Weatherwood, California.USA Aug 13 - 26,2015
Unfortunate that there was so much damage to the historical sights, but there was still a lot to see. Three Himalayan Kingdom (Aug 13 -26,2015) Namgay (Bhutan Portion) Dawa (Tibet Portion) Lhasa (Tibet) Dawa was an outstanding tour guide. He encouraged
Australia Sept 18 - Oct 05, 2014
We were very grateful for the treatment we received and how Neyma went out of his way to help us. Three Himalayan Kingdom Tracy Cooke & Group. TID 8523 Dear Anand, Thank you for your request of a review for our
Orinda,California, 94563 USA Sept 25 - Oct 08, 2014
I especially appreciated the opportunity to have a meal with a Bhutanese family Three Himalayas Kingdom, TID 780, Sept 25 – Oct 08, 2014 We had wonderful guides who went out of their
Elk Grove, California 95624 USA Sept 25 - Oct 08, 2014
Bhutan in particular is a beautiful country to which I would like to return in the future. Three Himalayan Kingdom TID 780 Sept 25 – Oct08, 2014 Thanks to Wind Horse for arranging such an incredible trip!
Australia Sept 18 - Oct 05, 2014
Thank you for such an amazing journey TID 8523 (Three Himalayas Kingdom) - 18 Sept - 05 Oct, 2014 Good morning! Sorry to take so long to write
Elk Grove, California,USA Sept 25-Oct 08, 2014
Bhutan in particular is a beautiful country to which I would like to return in the future. Three Himalayan Kingdom TID 780 Sept 25 – Oct08, 2014 Thanks to Wind Horse for arranging such an incredible trip! We
Orinda,California,USA Sept 25 – Oct 08, 2014
I especially appreciated the opportunity to have a meal with a Bhutanese family. Three Himalayas Kingdom, TID 780, Sept 25 – Oct 08, 2014 We had wonderful guides who went out of their way
California,95624, USA Sept 25 to Oct 08,2014
I cannot properly express in words how much I enjoyed my introduction to Bhutan Three Himalayan Kingdom TID 780, (Sept 25 to Oct 08,2014) Dear Anand, - It was a pleasure to provide initial comments
Australia Sept 18-Oct 05,2014
The archery caught everyone’s attention! Dear Anand, Thank you for your request of a review for our tour with Wind horse that Tracy put together
Encanto, La Quinta CA, USA June 12-25,2014
The culture of both counties was amazing. Three Himalayan Kingdoms, TID 8513 ( 12.0614 to 25.06.14) Trip was wonderful. All hotels had shampoo and soap so it
Toronto,Canada,Ontario. Oct 07-20 2013.
All in the entire trip was a pleasant, memorable experience that we really enjoyed. Three Himalayan Kingdom TID:663 (Oct 07-20 2013) Hi Anand, We would like to make a few comments. The room we
United States,New Jersey. Oct 7-20, 2013
IT WAS A MARVELOUS ADVENTURE. Three Himalayan Kingdom TID 663:Oct. 07-20,2013 I RECENTLY RETURNED HOME FROM A TRIP I TOOK WITH YOUR COMPANY TO TIBET,
Canada Oct 7 - 20,2013
And all our requests were promptly addressed and answered. TID 663 Three Himalayan Kingdom Our general view is that our trip was great and exceeded our expectations in terms
Kelowna, Canada Nov 16 –30, 2011
Bhutan was amazing and our guide (Ugyen) was also wonderful…very fun and full of knowledge Three Himalayan Kingdom for Eve & Tooby Nov 16 – Nov 30 2011 Hello Ugen! Sorry I haven't had a chance to
Vancouver, Canada April 17 - May 10, 2011.
I want to thank you for all the fine arrangements you made for us at every step of the way Kuzuzangpo Ugen, Your message of April 24th was waiting when we returned home to Vancouver; I did not have my computer
New Jersy, USA Oct 04-18,2010
Thank you for organizing a most interesting and enjoyable experience. Himalayan Kingdoms for Desmond & Levin Private : Oct 04 2010 to Oct 18 2010 Dear Ugen, We just got back
London, UK Sept 22, 2010
I had an amazing time and we shall remember throughout our life!! Ugen, This is just a quick email to thank you one more time for the great support and wonderful itinerary
Palo Alto, California Aug 15 - Sept -1, 2010
My trip through Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan was exactly what I had hoped for. Thank you, Wind Horse Tours ! My trip through Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan was exactly what I had hoped for.
Reno, NV Oct 25, 2007
All and all we enjoyed the trip very much and would certainly recommend Windhorse Tours to our friends. All of the guides and drivers were excellent Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan Oct 2007 Hi Postak We were very pleased at your agents' prompt response to our plight -- especially
LA, California, USA Sept 10-23,2007
The food was great, the guides were superb – i loved them! – and the hotels, for the most part were fine Three Himalayan Kingdoms (Sep 10-23, 2007) Dear Postak and Ugen: i want to thank you both for a wonderful trip.
Universal City, TX Sept 25,2006
I am so glad to have the opportunity to tell you how much Ann and I enjoyed our trip. Bhutan & Tibet Sept & Oct 2006 I am so glad to have the opportunity to tell you how much Ann
As a global statement we can say the trip was a success and provided us a rich and enjoyable experience, full of highlights. Dear Postak Shrestha, Here with the feedback you requested about our trip. It reflects of course my personal opinion, but most
New York Sept, 06,2005
Choki in Bhutan was excellent and Dawa in Tibet a really nice guy. Ugen, 09/06/2005 We had a great trip and I wanted to thank you for your part in making it so!! Choki in
San Francisco , CA July,09,2004
Bhutan was wonderful!! My guide was very knowledgeable and attentive. Three Himalayan Kingdoms Bhutan was wonderful!! My guide was very knowledgeable and attentive. Plus, Bhutan was so much more beautiful and
- Visit three beautiful but distinct Himalayan kingdoms.
- Cultural highlights including Potala Palace, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Tiger’s Nest Monastery,
- A well-balanced tour that blends art, architecture, diverse culture, and spectacular scenery.
- Visit Lhasa, Gyantse, Kathmandu Valley, and the three valleys in western Bhutan.
- Participate in a celebration at a Bhutanese festival.
- Hike to the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
Highlights of Tibet Nepal & Bhutan
The three Himalayan Kingdoms tour is an extraordinary journey that takes you through three spectacular Himalayan countries: Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan in a single trip. These three countries situated close to each other enjoy many historical and ethnic links and are quite distinct in terms of culture and scenery.
This tour begins with a spectacular flight from Beijing to Lhasa, the long forbidden capital city of Tibet. In Lhasa, you will visit some of the key monuments and places, including the legendary gold-roofed, thousand-room Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor street. Next, we drive to Gyantse and Shigatse in central Tibet and cover some cultural and religious highlights like the Kumbum stupa, Pelkhor, and Tashilunpo monasteries.
Then a breathtaking flight over the trans- Himalayas whisks you to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. An incredibly diverse and historical city with marvelous ancient architecture, exquisite wood carvings, and metal works. In Kathmandu, you will explore some of the ancient Newari architecture in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
After your time in Kathmandu, another short spectacular flight east will take you to Bhutan. You will explore the rural back roads of Bhutan. Visit the Shangri-La setting of Paro Valley, the central Bhutanese town of Punakha, with its spectacular monastery set by the river, followed by a visit to the capital city, Thimphu. And end your trip with a flight out of Bhutan to Bangkok or other preferred destinations.
Day 1: Arrival in Beijing.
Arrive with your arrangements in Beijing. You may use the free hotel shuttle or take a short taxi ride to your hotel in Beijing. You will receive your Tibet permit at the hotel. Overnight at Citic Airport hotel, or similar (included).
Day 2: Fly to Lhasa(3656m)
Take a shuttle or a short taxi ride to the airport in time for your flight (departs around 9 AM). A spectacular mountain flight brings you to Lhasa. Upon arrival at Gongkhar airport, our Tibetan guide and driver will meet you and transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa. The rest of the afternoon is free to rest and acclimatize. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 3: Lhasa Tour
After breakfast, visit the giant Potala Palace and watch the pilgrims circumnavigating the Potala palace. In the afternoon, visit Sera Monastery, one of the largest monasteries of Tibet. Also, pay a visit to the ancient Jokhang Temple, nearby the Barkhor square. Tibetan people consider this temple to be the most sacred in Tibet. Later take a stroll through the Barkhor square. Evening, dinner with a cultural performance at a local restaurant. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 4: Lhasa Tour
Today in the morning, we shall visit the Drepung Monastery, the largest monastery in Tibet. At the height of its glory, this monastery is supposed to have housed over 10,000 monks. In the afternoon, visit Norbulingka, a park and palace built in 1755 by the 7th Dalai Lama, which served as the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas. The evening is free to pursue your interest. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 5: Yamdrok Tsho - Gyantse(3977m/260km/5-6hrs)
After breakfast, we shall embark on the ride of a lifetime along the Lhasa-Gyantse highway. After an hour or so, we will cross across the Yarlung Tsangpo river and ascend to Kamba la pass (4800m). From here, we will have the first view of brilliant turquoise blue Yamdrok Tso Lake below with several massif peaks surrounding it. The road follows the shores of this holy lake for miles, past villages, yaks, and sheep pastures, then finally climb up the Kharola pass (5010). We get a great view of the glaciers, as they seem to stop just above the road. After a long descend, we arrive at the historic town of Gyantse, which still retains the charm of ancient Tibet. This afternoon, we plan on visiting Kumbum Chorten and Pelkhor monastery and stroll around the township. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 6: Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa
The drive to Shigatse takes about two hours, the drive passes through fertile plains where wheat and barley are grown. Shigatse is the second-largest city in Tibet. Here, we shall visit the giant Buddha statues inside the Tashilhunpo monastery. You can also join the pilgrims circumambulating the monastery if time permits. In the afternoon, we shall drive along the Yarlung valley north for about 4-5hrs to Lhasa. In the evening, you can stroll around the Barkhor square. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 7: Fly - Kathmandu(1350m)
After breakfast, transfer to Gongkhar airport in time for your flight to Kathmandu. The flight is even more spectacular than the last one, crossing the Himalayan peaks, with a view of Everest and several of the highest peaks from above. Upon arrival at the airport, meet our Nepalese tour guide and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu. This afternoon, visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and walk through Asan and Indrachok market. Evening dinner with a cultural performance at a typical Nepalese restaurant. Overnight at a hotel
Day 8: In Kathmandu
In the morning, visit the Pashupatinath temple, followed by a visit to Boudanath Stupa. After the visit, drive to Bhaktapur city to see the medieval buildings and homes. Also, visit the temples, town squares, Palace squares, and local markets. In the evening, return to your hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 9: Fly to Paro(2200m)
Fly into Paro, Bhutan, yet again another spectacular flight as you fly parallel to the Himalayas. Upon arrival at Paro airport, meet your Bhutanese guide and driver and transfer to the hotel. This afternoon, we plan on visiting the National Museum. Later visit Rinphung Dzong and walk down to the small and charming township of Paro. Overnight in Paro.
Day 10: Paro - Punakha(1450m)
After breakfast, drive for about 2hrs till Dochula pass (3,050m). Along the way, we will get a glimpse of the capital Thimphu as well. At Dochula pass, we take a short break for tea and to enjoy the views of the eastern Himalayan peaks. Continue our drive descending about 1500m in two hours through ever-changing vegetation into semi-tropical Punakha and Wangdue valley. After lunch, visit 17th century Punakha Dzong, straddling at the confluence of Pho and Mo Chu river. Then drive a short distance through idyllic countryside to Khamsum Yuley temple on Nyinzergang hill, which provides a good vista of the valley and paddy fields. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 11: Drive to Thimphu(2320m)
In Wangduephodrang, visit Richengang village, unique for a cluster of houses connected to each other, followed by a short walk to visit Chimi Lhakhang temple, dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kunley (1455 - 1529), popularly known as the divine madman. A folk hero and a cultural icon around whom countless yarns of facts and fiction, stories, and legends have come up. Drive back over spectacular Dochula Pass to capital Thimphu, which takes about 3hrs. Late in the afternoon, visit Tashicho Dzong and the giant Buddha statue on Kuenselphodrang ridge.
Overnight at a hotel.
Day 12: In Thimphu
We have a full day to tour the capital of Bhutan, where there are lots to see and do. Visit Memorial Chorten, a landmark of Thimphu. Tour Takin Preserve, Zilukha nunnery, a viewpoint, followed by a visit to traditional Art school (also called painting school) and visit Indigenous Hospital. In between, we can stop at the Post Office to send beautiful postcards home or buy the stamps. See the textile academy and museum, stroll through the Farmer market, peek at Changlimithang ground, where you may see the archery (national game) in progress. Stroll in the core city area, and shop for souvenirs. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 13: Thimphu - Paro
After breakfast, drive for an hour to Paro. Along the way, we may stop to see a nunnery in Sitsina village. Paro is serene and one of the loveliest in Bhutan. Visit the Dzongdrakha cave temples with local homes. In the afternoon, tour the ruins of Drugyal Dzong, located north of Paro. On the way back, stop to visit the 7th-century Kichu temple, said to have been built on the same day as Jokhang in Lhasa. Visit local village homes, and if time permits, visit the Dungtse Lhakhang temple, which contains some ancient murals. Stroll around the charming township of Paro. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 14: Paro (Takstang Hike)
Your journey in the Kingdom culminates in a hike to the famous Taktsang (tigers nest) monastery (3120m). Visible from afar, this magical monastery clings to a vertical granite cliff 1,000 feet above the valley floor. It is one of the principal pieces of architecture in Bhutan. If some of the members wish to skip the hike to Taktsang, our guide and driver can arrange other alternatives. You can also hire a pony for the uphill part, till the first viewpoint & cafeteria, but you must be able to walk back downhill. While some of us probably may not be able to make it to the monastery. However, it is worth even try getting to the first viewpoint. Return to Paro, where we may have more time for a stroll around the town. Farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 15: Departure
While we plan to fly you to Bangkok, you can choose other destinations like Kathmandu, Delhi, Kolkata. If you are planning a connection flight from those cities, it is best to connect the next day as the flight from Paro are subject to delays.
Based on the dates of travel, itineraries are slightly revised to incorporate festival and local events.
Group SizeMaximum 9
MealsDaily breakfast and dinner in Tibet & Nepal. All meals, while in Bhutan.
Trip Accommodation3-4 star hotels in Beijing and Tibet, 4-5 Star in Nepal, Best available A Class Hotels in Bhutan, which are 3-4 star types.
RouteBeijing - Tibet - Nepal - Bhutan
Trip Type Cultural Tour
Trip SeasonsAlthough this trip can be done throughout the year except winter, Tibet remains closed till february.However, Ideal time are March - May and Sept - Nov. Not just in term of weather but also for festivals in these Himalayan Nations.
Best MonthsSeptember, October, November
Good MonthsApril, May, June, July, August
Lean MonthsJanuary, February, March, December
Prices & Dates
- Tier Pricing cost based on the total sign-ups. At the time of sign-up, the cost will be taken on the basis of 2 passengers and the final invoice will be raised based on total number of sign-ups.
- Prices range from $2750 -$3700 Per person.
- Estimated airfare $1500 Per Person for Beijing-Lhasa-Kathmandu-Paro-Bangkok.
Contact us for pricing details
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- Accommodations as listed or similar.
- Daily breakfast and dinner in Tibet & Nepal.
- All meals and evening tea in Bhutan.
- Flights costs as listed separately
- All transfers from Tibet till Bhutan (no transfers in Beijing)
- Sightseeing with entrance fees.
- Local English-speaking Guides.
- Tibet Permit.
- Bhutan Visa.
- Daily tourist fees and permits in Bhutan.
- International Flights into Beijing and out of Bangkok.
- Chinese Visa.
- Nepal Visa.
Hotels in Thimphu
Hotels in Paro
Hotels in Lhasa
Hotels in Gyantse
Hotels in Kathmandu
Hotels in Lobesa
Hotels in Punakha
Former graduate in arts from Shillong, a hill town in North East India.On a first impression Kinley Tenzin may concede as man of few words. But there is much more than meet the eye.Beneath his exterior he is a power house of informations. He speak english eloquently and once in tour he is altogether a different person. A person filled with driving passion and articulation. He says ” He aspires to transform idea of guests into great experiences”
He is big time book reader and doesn’t have any genre in particular. He read anything that comes his way. He claim that book have open door to a complete new world. If not reading, then he is mostly seen in his mountain bike traversing rough terrain within the vicinity of Thimphu.
Pema Dhendup is the one among the few young guns at Wind Horse Tour, Bhutan. He possess an infectious smile and exuberance that rub off to child and old alike. Unwarily, he has a mature head on his young shoulder and it is most conspicuous when he is among guests, untying knots of religion and its intricate iconography with ease and dexterity.
It took him to many different regions in the country to finish his school as his father’s job demanded. This helped to pick up different local dialects of the region. Currently, this stand in good stead for him. In 2011, he completed his Degree in Arts with history as major from Darjeeling, a hill station in India. He knew what he wanted and it was such a easy choice to opt for guide training. He led his first group 2013 at Wind Horse Tours and the rest the guests’ feedbacks and testimonial itself speak volumes.
He harbours a new found passion for birds, which was ignited when he was doing a tour with bird enthusiast.
Bijaya Gawali permanent resident of Kausaltar, Bhaktapur, Nepal is one of the experienced City tour Guide in Kathmandu valley, Nepal. He has completed his bachelor degree from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu Nepal. He has got several pieces of training including City tour guide licence. He has started his career working in 4-star hotels in Kathmandu for 12 years. He has been working as a city tour guide in Kathmandu valley since He loves to meet new people, reading newspapers and listening music. When he has free time, he goes out with family and friends. Bijaya Gawali is not only the english speaking guide but also the french guide. His knowledge of French language gives him an edge in handling our French guest better. He has joined to this company since 2014, and he is well versed in both English and French language and taken care of our guest very well.
Hem Raj Bastola is a permanent inhabitant of Pokhara-25. He has been working as a tour and trekking guide since 2010. Formerly he has worked as a guest service agent at the hotel Pokara Grande. He started his career as a Cave guide, ticket sales man at Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave in Pokhara. So must of his working experience is related to tourism and hospitality industry. Beside his guiding profession, he enjoys reading and writing poetry. His poets have been published in different forums and medias. When get free time loves to work in the field as well.
Mr. Tashi is from the Amdo region of Tibet. Studied Tibetan Buddhism and English literature in Varanasi India from for 5 years. He speaks excellent English and some Hindi, and wonderful Mandarin Chinese.
His passion for the scenery of his homeland has led him to deepen his knowledge of Tibet’s less traveled paths, particularly in the central and western Tibet (Kailash area), where he traveled and led so many groups to. His patience and detailed oriented personality has earned him a really good judgement from our guests.