Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour
Travel country of temple - Nepal, Roof of the world - Tibet and Dragon Bhutan within 16 days
It might be one of the foremost clichés within the travel universe, but exploring the kingdom deep within the Himalayas still gives people the most amazing goosebumps. Millions of backpackers and jet-setters travel in search of this mystical kingdom. The sheer remoteness and peace in the Himalayas bring the traveler a sense of calm. Mythical tales are still waiting to be unraveled. Further, these mountains give the most unique and delightful natural blessings and cultural insights. This Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour has been designed to be the best.
Many Westerners fantasize about visiting the Himalayan Kingdom of the South Nation. Each nation in this tour offers flavors and attractions second to none. Firstly, Nepal shows you magnificent views of the tallest mountain peaks in the world and its diverse culture.
Sitting on the roof of the planet, the Tibetan experience offers unrivaled natural scenery and turquoise lakes. Bhutan bestows the palatial Buddhist monasteries- the last Shangri-La in Asia. Instead of agonizing about what to see, we visit all three in one trip. The Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour will feel peaceful and rejuvenating with its picturesque pastoral landscape and natural blessings.
In compliance with the current regulations set by the Chinese government, travelers are mandated to enter and exit Tibet via land routes. Consequently, there are no direct flights available between Lhasa and Kathmandu at this time. To ensure our guests’ convenience under these constraints, we have introduced a “drive-in, drive-out” alternative until there’s a revision in the Chinese government’s policy. Furthermore, it’s important to note that connecting flights from Lhasa to other Chinese cities is not currently permitted.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Application for Tibet Travel Permit, Kathmandu sightseeing, and onward flight to Pokhara.
Day 3: Sightseeing in Pokhara.
Day 4: Return flight to Kathmandu and preparations for Tibet travel.
Day 5: Journey from Kathmandu to Kerung.
Day 6: Travel from Kerung to Tingri.
Day 7: Proceed from Tingri to Shigatse.
Day 8: Journey from Shigatse to Lhasa.
Day 9 & 10: Explore Lhasa.
Day 11: Journey back to Shegar.
Day 12: Return to Kathmandu.
Day 13: Flight to Paro, followed by a drive to Thimpu.
Day 14: Sightseeing in Thimpu and onward drive to Punakha.
Day 15: Explore Punakha and drive back to Paro.
Day 16: Hike to the renowned Tiger’s Nest.
Day 17: Departure from Paro, Bhutan.
Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy sightseeing at all destinations as outlined in our original itinerary. Should there be any changes in the Chinese government’s regulations, allowing for the Lhasa-Kathmandu flight, we will revert to our original itinerary. If you plan to arrive in Kathmandu on a Monday, your 18-day tour will begin. Please get in touch with us before booking your flight ticket from Paro. If your group has more than four people, you can create a private trip and select your preferred dates.
Welcome to Kathmandu- the beginning of the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour. The colorful city of Kathmandu greets you with views of lush hills and mountains. Upon arriving at the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our enthusiastic team will receive you. They will accompany you to Kathmandu in a Private vehicle. Here, you can rest in your hotel and recover from the Jetlag. Later, you can explore the locality near the hotel.
Accommodation: The Everest Hotel or similar
Altitude: 800m (Pokhara)
Flight time: 25 minutes
Get ready in the morning for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu city. We will visit the ‘Monkey Temple,’ known for the massive number of monkeys dwelling there. Moreover, this peaceful Buddhist Monastery lies on the hilltop and overlooks the valley.
We continue the tour to visit the Pashupatinath Temple, the holy temple of Lord Shiva. If we have enough time, we also see the Boudhanath Stupa before returning to our hotel; we can enjoy some rest. Then, we head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square. This medieval town center used to be home to the kings of Nepal.
Late afternoon/early evening, we will drive to the domestic airport of Kathmandu and take a plane to Pokhara. This short 25-minute flight bestows us with parallel views of the snowcapped Himalayan Mountains. As we arrive at the Lakeside, the pristine beauty of Phewa Lake greets us. Later, we will enjoy dinner in your hotel and stroll the streets by the Lakeside at night.
Accommodation: Waterfront Hotel or similar
Tips for the day: Wear full-sleeved clothes, and note that you should remove your footwear before entering the temple.
On the third day, we woke up quite early to visit the Pokhara Valley, starting with a short drive to Sarangkot before sunrise. The view of the sun’s first rays reaching the stunning peaks of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu ranges is a treat for our eyes. This is the best mountain and Lake view of the entire Pokhara Valley. After some hours, we will drive back to the hotel.
At mid-day, we will begin our sightseeing trip:
We take a boat on Phewa Lake to Tal Bahari Temple; the reflection of the mountains in the lake is mesmerizing. We drive to Bindabasini Temple, Seti River Gorge, Mahendra Cave, and Bat Cave. These natural caves look like the ones from the Wild movies. We drive towards the renowned mountain museum. A short drive then takes us to Devi’s fall.
Our last destination for the day is the Peace Pagoda at the top of the valley. This small white stupa offers panoramic views of the valley, glimmering in the beautiful lights. Finally, we drove back to the hotel for dinner.
Accommodation: Waterfront Hotel or similar
Tips for the day: If you love adventurous activities to spice up your day, optional activities like Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, and biking can be done in Pokhara.
Flight time: About 25 minutes
We will enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the hotel. There will be time to explore more sights and tourist shops in Pokhara in the morning. At mid-day, we will drive to Pokhara airport for the short, exciting flight back to Kathmandu. Soon, you will find yourself relaxing in a hotel room.
In the evening, we will visit the remaining destinations of Kathmandu Valley, like Patan Durbar Square. It’s an artistic masterpiece filled with ancient palaces, temples, and shrines. We drive back to the hotel for dinner, where you can enjoy the rest of the time, depending on your preference.
Accommodation: The Everest Hotel or similar
Tips for the day: You can visit the Narayanhiti Palace close to the Thamel. Narayanhiti used to be the palace for former kings of Nepal.
After breakfast, we will embark on a journey to Kerung, a destination also known as Gyirung to the local Tibetans. From this day, we start our Tiber part of the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour. Our route will take us along the Pasang Lhamu highway. The highway passes through the small town of Syabrubesi, the gateway to the renowned Langtang Valley Trek.
Our path will lead us further to the Rasuwagadhi Nepal-China border. Here, we will meet our knowledgeable Tibetan guide. We will navigate the customs procedures required to enter Tibet with their assistance. After completion of these formalities, we will proceed to Kerung. Here, we will spend the night in one of its authentic local lodges.
Elevation: 2800 m
Drive Distance: 165 km
Drive Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Accommodation: Saisi Hotel or similar
Tips for the day: Be comfortable with the drive and take small breaks on the way. We will start the Tibet Tour only on Saturday.
After a satisfying Breakfast, we will traverse the uphill road that leads to the charming Tibetan towns of Tingri. As we journey through this route, the breathtaking views of the Tibetan landscape will reveal themselves. The experience can awaken the surreal sensation of standing atop the world’s roof. The peak of our expedition will be the awe-inspiring moment when we witness the panoramic splendor of the majestic Himalayan ranges, including Mt. Cho Oyu (8201 M) and Mt. Shiishapangma (8012M).
Upon reaching the town of Tingri, we will be graced with an indescribable view of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848 M), which will leave an unforgettable impression. Our overnight stay at one of the local lodges in Tingri will provide us with ample opportunity to relish the serene beauty of our surroundings.
Elevation: Tingri-4300 m; Lhatse-4350 m
Drive Distance: 370 km
Drive Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Accommodation: Local Guest House/Lodge
Tips for the day: Make sure you wake up before sunrise to see the most mesmerizing light.
After indulging in a nourishing breakfast, we will embark on a captivating voyage to Shigatse. Our itinerary will encompass traversing over the Gyatchu La Pass. This pass is located at an impressive elevation of 5,220 meters, rendering it the highest point along the road to Lhasa through Lhatse.
Here, the awe-inspiring panorama of the surrounding mountain ranges will greet us. After 4 to 5 hours of driving, we will reach Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet. This city holds immense significance in commerce and transportation, owing to its rich history and cultural heritage. Our stay in Shigatse will allow us to explore this place’s charm and beauty.
Drive Distance: 265 km
Drive Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Accommodation: Manasarobar Hotel or similar
After an early Breakfast, we will begin our cultural sojourn to the Tashilhumpu Monastery. The monastery is a symbolic tower in the heart of Shigatse town. As the abode of the Panchen Lama, the second-highest incarnation of Buddha in Tibet, this monastery epitomizes an exquisite ensemble of architectural and spiritual marvels. Here, we can also see the Jampa Buddha and Maitreya Buddha statues. These are the world’s giant Future Buddha statues. The view of these statues is bound to evoke overwhelming admiration and awe.
Our next destination, Gyantse City, is three hours from the monastery. Here, we will witness the Khumbum Stupa and Phalkor Monastery. Both are testimonies to the remarkable talent of ancient Tibetan architects and artisans. We will stay overnight in one of the local lodges in the beautiful Tibetan town of Gyantse.
Elevation: 3950 m
Drive Distance: 90 km
Drive Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Accommodation: Yutou Hotel or similar
Our journey today boasts an exceptional spectacle as we migrate toward Tibet’s capital, Lhasa City. After Breakfast, we will traverse some of the most awe-inspiring terrains in the zone. We will encompass the illustrious Karola, Kambala, and Yamdrok Lakes. Enclosed by snow-capped summits and sustained by numerous streams, this freshwater reservoir stands out as one of Tibet’s most significant and sacred.
The Yamdrok Lake measures a staggering 72 km and is adorned with a glimmering turquoise hue. While on our route, we will also have the opportunity to witness the imposing Brahma Putra River. It is a vital source of livelihood for the Tibetan populace. After finally reaching Lhasa, we will stay at one of Lhasa city’s breathtaking lodges to rest and rejuvenate for the next leg of our journey.
Elevation: 3650 m
Drive Distance: 261 km
Drive Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Accommodation: Yak Hotel or similar
After a delectable Breakfast, we will visit the illustrious Potala Palace; it is one of the critical days of the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour Package. This palace was the winter refuge of the revered Dalai Lama before he fled in 1959. Its collection of gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and the meditation cave of the 33rd king of Tibet are the most precious possessions of the palace.
After lunch, we will proceed to the Jokhang Temple. The same 33rd king established it in the seventh century. The temple houses a remarkable statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni, portraying him at the tender age of twelve. As you step outside, you may witness pilgrims paying homage to the Jokhang Temple by prostrating themselves. Barkhor Street surrounds the temple, where you may take part in the religious practice of kora with the locals and pilgrims and explore the market.
Elevation: 3650 m
Accommodation: Yak Hotel or similar
Tips for the day: Follow the tips for the previous day, and please bring water, a hat, and sunglasses with you.
Our day commences with a sumptuous Breakfast at the hotel. We will then visit the revered Drepung monastery. It is one of Tibet’s “great three” Gelug monasteries. Jamyang Choge, one of the principal disciples of Tsongkhapa, established this monastery in 1416. Also, if you are interested, you can partake in a harmonious Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near the Drepung monastery.
After lunch, we will proceed to the eminent Sera Monastery. This monastery is also among Tibet’s “great three” Gelug monasteries. The highlight of this monastery is the Monks Debate conducted in the afternoon. Additionally, we will visit the Tibetan religious scripture printing house to gain insight into the meticulous process of crafting these sacred texts. Furthermore, we will witness the creation of three sand Mandalas and the colorful Rock Painting of Lord Buddha.
Elevation: 3650 m
Accommodation: Yak Hotel or similar
Tips for the day: Avoid wearing shorts and an open dress to respect the local culture. Also, do not take photos and wear sunglasses/ hats inside the chapels.
The conclusion of our excursion through Tibet has arrived. Once Breakfast is finished, we will proceed to Gonggar Airport for our scheduled departure to Kathmandu. However, the option to return via train is also available for those with plenty of time.
Elevation: 1400 m
Flight time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Accommodation: The Everest Hotel or similar
Altitude: 2,334 m
Flight time: 1 hour Flight/1 hour minutes Drive
We enjoyed a relaxing start this morning with breakfast in the hotel. Followed by a drive to the international airport to take the flight to Paro. We start our Bhutan part of the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour Package from Paro. The scenic mountain flight will be thrilling- another spectacle of a lifetime. Flying from the warmth of the plains of India and moving towards the hills of Bhutan, the views from the aircraft windows are fantastic. The series of the world’s highest peaks is unforgettable.
We will descend below the mountains towards the hills. The approaching valley of Paro, with alpine forests and farmhouses, will be delightful. As the plane touches the runaway, the calmness of the valley meets you.
Our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to a restaurant in Paro, where we will enjoy the delicious Bhutanese delicacies. After lunch, we take an exciting drive to Thimphu.
The capital of Bhutan, Thimphu, will surprise and delight you with its uniqueness. We checked into the hotel and enjoyed some personal time. In the evening, we take a leisurely walk to the market. It’s an excellent time to witness the beauty of Thimpu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Amodhar Hotel or similar
Tips for the day: Bhutan has many places of heritage that you can visit. You can ask your travel consultant if you want to see some of these.
Altitude: 1,242 m
Driving time: 2.5 hours (80km)
In the morning, we visit the King’s Memorial Chorten. This giant Chorten reflects the life of Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, the third Bhutanese king. After, we drive to the top of the hills, where we can see the shrine of Buddha Dordenma. We see this enormous statue of Buddha positioned on the hilltop to overlook the Thimphu valley. Our last attraction in Thimpu is the Tashichho Dzong. This prodigious monastery and fortress house the government secretariat with its white-washed buildings and triple tired golden roofs.
Now, we drive towards our final destination for the day. On the way, we stop at the Dochula Pass for the magnificent views of the surroundings. From the pass, the panoramic mountain views will smile down at us. The 108 memorial Chortens dedicated to soldiers who died for the country will add to your emotion. After this stop, we drive further to Punakha. We enter the hotel and enjoy a delicious dinner before retiring to bed.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: White Dragon or similar hotel
Tips for the day: Wear full-sleeved clothes and respect the local committee. Also, carry a water bottle for the day.
Altitude: 2,200 m
Driving time: 3.5 hours (130km)
On our third day in Bhutan, we visited Punakha, the Government’s center seat, before the capital shifted to Thimphu. We start by visiting Punakha Dzong (the palace of great happiness or bliss), the foremost beautiful dzongs in Bhutan. This is the best example of classic Bhutanese architecture built in the picturesque location between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers.
Later, we walk beyond the paddy fields and head to Chimi Lhakhang. Referred to as the ‘Fertility Temple,’ the shrine is devoted to the “Divine Madman.” Also known as the defender of Bhutan, locals believe that visiting this place blesses women with fertility. This temple holds great significance to the locals.
After a few beautiful hours in Punakha, it’s time to drive back to Paro. About a 3-hour drive to Paro takes us along the winding roads of Bhutan, which will be very enjoyable. Taking our time will stop at multiple viewpoints on the way.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mandala Resort or similar
Tips for the day: Pack your water bottle and wear sunglasses and sunscreen.
Altitude: 2,950 meters
Hiking time: 2 to 3 hours
We wake in the most iconic city of Bhutan, i.e., Paro. After a delicious, hearty breakfast in the hotel, we hiked to Taktsang Monastery. Also known as Tiger’s Nest, this Monastery lies attached to the cliff. Padmasambhava (Second Buddha) flew on the tigress’ back and meditated at the place. This Monastery is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists in Bhutan.
The 20-minute drive to the trailhead takes us to the base of the Tiger’s Nest. Then, we begin the 2 to 3 hours hike to Taktsang Monastery. If you want to avoid straining yourself with an uphill walk, hire a pony to carry you to the halfway point. Then, it would help if you walked the remaining path on foot.
The overall walk along the dense forest filled with pine trees will be your first trekking experience in the entire journey. The mesmerizing views from the top make you realize that the arduous climb was well worth it. The sight of the Taktsang Monastery perched on a rocky cliff will take your breath away. Take in the atmosphere and culture of this iconic special place. Capture some beautiful pictures and let your legs rest before walking back down the pathway.
Get back to the hotel and have some rest. In the evening, you can stroll around the market of Paro to enjoy your last night in Bhutan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mandala Resort or similar
Tip for the day: You can take a horse ride for the first hour. And do not take photos inside the Monastery. You must primarily deposit all the belongings at the entrance, so do not carry expensive Jewellery.
The Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour comes to an end today! After a leisurely breakfast in the morning, you can enjoy some moments in the locality. Then, your guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to Paro Airport. It is beneficial for you to arrive at the airport a few hours before the scheduled flight. The beautiful memories of this journey will always remain in your mind.
I wish you an excellent Journey Home!!
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Tips for the day: Do not forget your devices before you depart. If you need a Paro – Kathmandu flight, please contact us. We will provide Paro – Kathmandu flight tickets, airport transfers, and hotel accommodations at a reasonable price in Kathmandu. (Approx US$ 300 per person)
Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour is not just about exploring breathtaking landscapes and soaking in diverse cultures but also about finding rest and rejuvenating at the end of each adventurous day. Here’s a comprehensive look at the accommodations that await you on this journey.
On your Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour, expect a range of comfortable accommodations tailored to your needs:
1. Kathmandu: In the heart of Nepal’s bustling capital, you’ll find solace at the Everest Hotel or a similar establishment, ensuring a blend of luxury and local charm.
2. Pokhara: As you bask in the beauty of Pokhara’s serene landscapes, the Hotel Waterfront or an equivalent will be your haven, marrying comfort with mesmerizing lake views.
3. Tibet’s Heartlands: Whether you’re in Kerung, Shigatse, or Lhasa, anticipate a warm welcome in our selected three-star hotels, perfectly positioned for both exploration and relaxation. In other places, an average guest house will provided.
4. Bhutan’s Tranquility:
Thimphu: Hotel Peeling, Hotel Amodhara, or a similar 3-star establishment awaits, placing you amidst the capital’s vibrancy.
Phunakha: Here, options like Hotel Vera or Hotel Sonam Gang promise a blend of tradition and comfort.
Paro: Dive into Bhutan’s culture and natural beauty with stays at places like the Mandala Resort or the Zhideychen Resort, ensuring each day ends on a high note.
Our Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour Packages prioritize your comfort. Here’s a glimpse of the amenities:
1. Connectivity: Stay connected with loved ones or share your experiences in real time, thanks to the Wi-Fi facilities provided in most accommodations.
2. Energizing Mornings: Start your day right with a hearty breakfast, which is included in most hotels and offers a range of local and international delicacies.
3. Relaxation: Some hotels also provide spa or wellness centers, ensuring you’re rejuvenated for the next day’s escapades.
The Bhutan Nepal Tibet Tour is an experience of a lifetime. And with the carefully chosen accommodations and their myriad amenities, rest assured that each day’s adventure concludes with comfort and peace.
Per our Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour Map, this tour starts in Kathmandu. You will stay five days in Kathmandu, and at this time, you will visit Kathmandu and Pokhara. During these five days, we will complete the Bhutan Visa and Tibet Travel Permit tasks. After the Nepal Tour, you will fly to Tibet, and this is included in your package price.
In Tibet, you will visit Lhasa and then return to Kathmandu via Everest Base Camp of Tibet Side. You will fly to Bhutan the next day, and a flight ticket is included. You will stay five days in Bhutan and return to your next destination. This Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour map shows the general itinerary of your tour package, and it may be changed because of the visa and international flight. We will inform you in advance of these changes. In this case, we will provide hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. However, you do not miss your flight home. Your tour is completed in Paro Bhutan. If you have a flight from Nepal, please inform us; we will provide a Paro – Kathmandu flight ticket, one-night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, and international airport transfers. You need to pay US$ 350 additional for this.
We have daily departures for private trips, so we recommend booking it according to your schedule. We do not need a minimum group size for the private trip and won’t charge additional charges for a solo traveler.
Please let us know if you need additional services like pre/post accommodation, domestic flight, Everest Mountain Flight, adventurous sports, sightseeing, etc. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.
Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.
We accept major currencies such as the US Dollar, the Great Britain Pound, the Euro, the Australian Dollar, the Singapore Dollar, the Indian Rupee, the Swiss Franc, the Canadian Dollar, the Japanese Yen, the Chinese Yuan, the Saudi Arabian Riyal, the Qatari Riyal, the Thai Baht, the UAE Dirham, the Malaysian Ringgit, the South Korean Won, the Swedish Kroner, the Danish Kroner, the Hong Kong Dollar, the Kuwaiti Dinar, and the Bahrain Dinar.
Type C, D, and M power plugs and sockets are used. The standard voltage and frequency are 230 V and 50Hz, respectively.
Vaccinations You must be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before traveling to Nepal. Vaccination documentation is required.
On Arrival Visas are available at Nepal's entrance points for travelers. Travelers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria, on the other hand, are required to obtain a visa through their nearest Nepalese diplomatic post (embassy/consulate).
To confirm the trek/tour package, we want a deposit of at least 20% of the total tour/trek fee. The remaining balance must be paid when you arrive in Nepal. We take Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards. The total cost of a Bhutan and Tibet tour must be paid in full at the time of booking.
We strongly advise you to purchase a SIM card for reliable internet access throughout Nepal. Nepal Telecom (owned by the government) and NCELL (owned by the private sector) are the two main SIM card providers in Nepal. It is preferable to get a SIM card at an airport, where staff will assist with activation and data plan purchases. If you have a SIM card, it will be easier for you to contact us and locate our airport agent.
You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.
The allure of the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour often captivates travelers’ hearts. This tour combines three unique places: beautiful nature, temples, and rich traditions. Let’s explore what’s exciting in each of these destinations.
Kathmandu Valley: At the heart of Nepal lies the Kathmandu Valley, a cultural epicenter. The valley offers a beautiful blend of centuries-old pagodas, vibrant street markets, and rich history. Here, spirituality permeates every corner, leaving visitors in awe.
Pokhara: Further from the bustling streets of Kathmandu, Pokhara offers tranquility by the lakeside. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Annapurna range and with the tranquil Phewa Lake in the foreground, Pokhara is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.
Potala Palace: Dominating Lhasa’s skyline, the Potala Palace stands as a testament to Tibet’s architectural genius and religious devotion. This ancient edifice, once home to Dalai Lamas, is now a beacon for travelers.
Jokhang Temple: Central to Tibetan Buddhism, Jokhang Temple draws pilgrims from all over. Its spiritual aura and intricate designs make it a must-visit.
Mt. Everest Base Camp: Standing at the world’s rooftop, the Mt. Everest Base Camp in Tibet offers unparalleled vistas of the majestic Himalayas. It’s a journey not just of miles but of self-discovery.
Tiger’s Nest Monastery: Sitting atop a cliff, the Tiger’s Nest, also known as Paro Taktsang Monastery, stands as Bhutan’s iconic landmark. A testament to Bhutanese endurance and spirituality, it promises serenity amidst the clouds.
Punakha Dzong: Representing Bhutanese craftsmanship, Punakha Dzong stands as a grand fortress at the meeting point of two rivers. Its beauty and significance in Bhutan’s history are undeniable.
Paro, Thimphu Traditional Festivals: Delve into Bhutan’s soul by attending traditional festivals in Paro and Thimphu. Masked dances, vibrant attire, and age-old traditions make these festivals a cultural feast.
Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour is the adventure of a lifetime, taking travelers through the breathtaking landscapes and rich histories of three unique countries. However, preparation is vital for a seamless journey. Below, we’ve compiled essential information for your upcoming trip.
Traveling to multiple countries means adhering to different visa regulations. To assist you, we’ve detailed the requirements:
1. General Requirements: Whether you’re journeying through Nepal, Tibet, or Bhutan, there are universal requirements. Every traveler must provide a clear color scan of their passport, a passport-sized photograph, and insurance documentation.
2. Tibet & Chinese Visa: To explore Tibet’s mesmerizing landscapes, the Chinese Embassy requires travelers to submit their passports for four days to grant both the Chinese visa and the Tibet Travel Permit.
3. Bhutan Visa: We’ll handle your Bhutan visa processing directly from Kathmandu. Historically, our success rate for procuring Bhutan and Tibet visas has been impressive, at 100 percent.
4. Inclusive Visa Costs: One of the perks of our Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour Packages is the inclusivity of all associated visa costs and processing fees. It guarantees a smooth experience, letting you concentrate entirely on the upcoming adventure.
Your health and well-being are paramount:
1. Vaccinations: Authorities may request a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a PCR negative report when entering Tibet and Bhutan. For other vaccinations, always consult with your healthcare professional for recommendations.
2. Altitude Sickness: Altitude sickness can be a concern, especially when traveling to Tibet. Awareness and necessary precautions can significantly mitigate its effects.
Understanding and respecting local customs is crucial for enriching encounters:
Cultural Norms: Each country, Nepal, Tibet, or Bhutan, boasts distinct cultural nuances. Travelers should acquaint themselves with local customs, ensuring respectful and meaningful interactions.
The Bhutan Nepal Tibet Tour is more than just a travel experience; it’s a journey through time, cultures, and unparalleled landscapes. From understanding visa processes to respecting local customs, proper preparation ensures that every moment spent in these countries is cherished. If you’re considering multiple tour packages, our comprehensive Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour Package is designed meticulously to ensure travelers’ needs are consistently met.
Navigating the scenic landscapes of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan is a journey that promises both excitement and serenity. An integral aspect of this adventure is the transportation, ensuring travelers move seamlessly through these majestic lands. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the transportation features of our Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour.
1. Domestic Flights: No need to fret about long, tiring road trips. Our Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour Packages ensure you’re swiftly airborne, thanks to the inclusion of domestic flights within Nepal.
2. Comfort on the Road: As you marvel at Nepal’s historical wonders and natural beauty, a fully air-conditioned car will be your trusted companion for all sightseeing endeavors.
1. The Nepal-Tibet Transition: Journeying from Kathmandu to Kerung, the crucial Nepal-Tibet border, we’ve arranged a comfortable jeep ride, ensuring you experience the landscapes without compromising comfort.
2. Exploring Tibet: Once in Tibet, the mystic monasteries, vast plateaus, and sacred mountains are best explored in our provided air-conditioned van, ensuring every ride is as captivating as the destination.
1. Kathmandu to Paro: A highlight of the Bhutan Nepal Tibet Tour is the flight from Kathmandu to Paro. More than just a mode of transportation, this flight provides awe-inspiring aerial views of the Himalayan range.
2. Sightseeing in Comfort: While Bhutan’s charm lies in its ancient monasteries and fortress-like dzongs, our fully air-conditioned car ensures that every ride between these destinations is comfortable.
The Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour is meticulously designed to offer the highlights of each destination and a journey marked by comfort and efficiency. From flights to air-conditioned vehicles, every aspect ensures travelers can focus on soaking in the experiences rather than the logistics.
The Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour isn’t just a voyage through three countries; it’s a journey through time, cultures, and mesmerizing experiences. Let’s explore the activities transform this tour into a genuinely immersive experience.
Nestled in the heart of Nepal, Kathmandu is a city where history speaks. Your journey here includes:
Kathmandu, the heartbeat of Nepal, is more than just its capital; it’s a living museum of cultural and architectural wonders. In Kathmandu, travelers are transported to a world where ancient structures stand proud, narrating tales of times gone by. Let’s explore some of these iconic UNESCO-listed heritage sites:
1. Pashupatinath: Revered as the most significant Hindu temple in Nepal, Pashupatinath stands on the banks of the Bagmati River. This architectural masterpiece is not just a spiritual center but also showcases the intricate craftsmanship of Nepal’s artisans. Lord Shiva’s residence draws in numerous pilgrims, particularly during the Maha Shivaratri festival.
2. Boudhanath: Dominating Kathmandu’s skyline with its massive spherical dome, Boudhanath is the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal. Circled by prayer wheels and flags, it serves as a spiritual epicenter for Nepal’s Tibetan Buddhist community. The humming of prayers and the rhythmic beats of drums transport visitors to peace and meditation.
3. Bhaktapur Durbar Square: A testimony to Nepal’s royal history, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a sprawling plaza showcasing a collection of palaces, courtyards, and temples. Once the royal seat of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom, this Durbar Square, with its 55-window Palace and Vatsala Temple, offers a journey through Nepal’s rich architectural legacy.
Pokhara, with its pristine landscapes and vibrant culture, offers:
1. Phewa Lake: Engage in a serene boating experience on the tranquil waters of Phewa Lake, with the Annapurna range as a magnificent backdrop.
2. Devi’s Falls and Peace Stupa: Revel in the beauty of Devi’s Falls and then find serenity at the Peace Stupa, overlooking the city.
3. Tibetan Experiences: The Tibetan Refugee Camp offers a profound insight into Tibetan culture and history.
4. Mountain Stories: The International Mountain Museum awaits, narrating tales of mountaineers and the majestic Himalayas.
In Tibet, spirituality and grandeur converge:
1. Everest Base Camp: Standing at the foot of the world’s tallest peak is an experience like no other.
2. Potala Palace & Jokhang Temple: Dive into Tibet’s spiritual heart with visits to the iconic Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple.
3. Monastic Journeys: Explore major monasteries, each echoing with chants and brimming with ancient artifacts.
Bhutan offers a unique blend of tradition and natural beauty:
1. Tiger’s Nest: A trek to the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery promises spiritual and scenic rewards.
2. Punakha Dzong: This architectural marvel is a testament to Bhutanese craftsmanship and history.
3. Monastic Tours in Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha: Dive deeper into Bhutan’s spiritual essence with visits to renowned monasteries like the Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu, Rinpung Dzong in Paro, and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten in Punakha.
With the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour Packages, travelers are assured a comprehensive experience, touching every aspect of these beautiful nations. From historical landmarks to natural marvels, the Bhutan Nepal Tibet Tour assures you of creating lasting memories for a lifetime.
The allure of the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour is not just in the core experiences but also in the possibility of crafting a more personalized journey. While the heart of our Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour Packages focuses on the major landmarks of Tibet and Bhutan, Nepal offers additional adventures for those eager to delve deeper. Let’s explore these optional add-ons that promise to elevate your travel experience.
While the significant sightseeing locations of Tibet and Bhutan are integral to our packages, Nepal extends a myriad of experiences that travelers can opt for:
1. Short Hiking: Nepal’s terrains are a dream for hiking enthusiasts. Opt for short hikes to immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of the Himalayan foothills and get a taste of local village life.
2. Nagarkot Overnight: A haven for nature lovers, an overnight stay in Nagarkot promises spectacular sunrise views over the mighty Himalayas, a panorama that remains etched in one’s memory for life.
3. Chitwan Jungle Safari: Dive into Nepal’s rich biodiversity with the Chitwan Jungle Safari. Encounter the majestic Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinos, and many bird species in this UNESCO World Heritage site.
4. Bungee Jumping in Pokhara: For adrenaline junkies, Pokhara offers the thrill of bungee jumping. Leap into a ravine, with the picturesque hills as a backdrop, and feel your heart race.
5. Hot Air Balloon Ride: Rise with the sun as you float over Pokhara in a hot air balloon. This serene experience provides unparalleled views of the city, Phewa Lake, and the surrounding mountain ranges.
6. Scenic Everest Mountain Flight: From Kathmandu, embark on a flight that offers an up-close panorama of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks, a visual treat for mountain lovers.
7. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour: Elevate your Nepal adventure by taking a helicopter tour to the Everest Base Camp. This aerial journey offers unparalleled vistas of the Himalayan giants and the unique terrain below.
8. Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour: Another gem for those looking to witness the splendors of the Himalayas, this tour provides an eagle’s view of the Annapurna range, culminating in the stunning Annapurna Base Camp.
The Bhutan Nepal Tibet Tour is more than a preset itinerary; it’s a canvas waiting for travelers to paint their unique adventures. With many optional add-ons, travelers can mold their journey to their preferences, ensuring every moment is a cherished memory.
Good food is essential to any great tour, and this South Asia tour offers a diverse range of unique national and international cuisines. You can choose where and what to eat during the Nepal Bhutan Tibet Tour. However, we also prioritize your health and ensure you don’t consume any foods that may compromise it. It’s worth noting that some hotels/restaurants may have limited choices.
To enter the country, you will need a valid passport with at least six months of validity. Additionally, you will need a blank visa page, excluding the endorsements page, to obtain your tourist visa upon arrival.
Tibet Entry Permit: Obtaining a Tibet Travel Permit from the Tibet Tourism Bureau is necessary before your trip to Tibet. This document is required before you board your flight or train to Tibet. Additionally, to enter Tibet from Nepal, you will need a Border Pass, which we will arrange on your behalf.
Tibet Group Visa: To clarify, the Tibet Group Visa is issued by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu and is required for travel to Tibet. You must submit a visa application form and your original passport to obtain the visa, which will be processed during a review period. Your passport will be kept at the embassy during this time. You don’t need a separate Chinese visa to travel to Tibet, as this tour package already includes the Tibet Travel Permit.
Nepal Visa: You can quickly obtain a Nepali visa from various entry points, including Kathmandu Airport. Nepal visas are available for 15, 30, and 90 days upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). For Indian citizens, a passport is mandatory to obtain a Tibet Travel Permit.
Bhutan Visa: To enter Bhutan, you will need a visa, which can only be obtained through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator or their partners, such as Peregrine Treks and Tours. We will assist you in obtaining the visa. However, citizens of Bangladesh, India, and the Maldives do not require a Bhutanese visa to enter the country.
The recommended season for the Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour is spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October). Winter in Nepal and Bhutan is quite warm, but we cannot travel to the higher region of Tibet (Mostly Everest Base Camp) during winter. Monsoon (July to August) is wet in Nepal and Bhutan, but the trip is possible with the proper preparation.
Our local tour guides are trained and certified tour guides. They are aware of the potential difficulties and their solutions. They are fluent in English and know the local culture and history, which they will share with you. If you are not comfortable with the English language, we will try to allocate you a guide with knowledge of your native language (upon pre-request).
Our experienced drivers are well known in the areas we are visiting. They are reliable in taking you to your destinations as swiftly as possible. We use the highest quality private vehicles available when you are traveling by road. For international flights, plane tickets will be economy class.
Our journey commences from Kathmandu, Asia’s cultural and natural center. Furthermore, as we stroll along the cobbled streets of an ancient palace, we relive the history of Nepal. Also called the “City of Temples,” Kathmandu offers multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites within a small area. The ancient pagoda-roofed temples are full of devotees and mysticism.
Secondly, as we take a flight to Pokhara, you will be thrilled by the endless stretch of Himalayan peaks covered in crystal-white snow. This so-called city of the lakes is another canvas for Mother Nature. The banks of Phewa and the views of Sarangkot will please our hearts. Likewise, the distinct views of some of the world’s tallest mountains, such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Fishtail, and more, will delight you. (Back in Kathmandu, we are preparing for the exciting Journey to Lhasa, the second part of the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour.
Our second destination, Tibet, boasts unrivaled natural scenery and cultural enjoyment. This land of historical religion is the most legendarily beautiful Himalayan destination. Consequently, the unseen, untamed wilderness, prosperous cultural settlements, and clean surroundings make a pleasurable experience. The city of Lhasa is entire of architectural heritage that takes more than a day’s visit. Exciting destinations such as Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Barkhor market, etc., are to be explored. But this tour package has much more to offer.
Leaving the beautiful valley of Lhasa, we move to Gyantse and Shigatse. These tourism hubs are the shiny cities flourishing with ancient artifacts and historical monuments. While these towns are the true blessing of nature, a real surprise awaits us. We set our sights on Mount Everest.
Yes, you heard that right, this tour takes you further to the core of the Himalayan region- you will be standing at the base of the world’s tallest mountain. Such a luxurious journey to the Himalayas is impossible in other parts of the world. After the magnificent view, you will return to Kathmandu to visit Gyirong Town.
Finally, we move to explore the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Thunder Dragon. Bhutan is one of the world’s little-known treasures. The country is awash with irresistible attractions and mystic stories. This last Buddhist kingdom serves you with the rightful blend of modernization, culture, and nature. The country also maintains its unique culture, traditions, and individuality, focusing on preserving its deep Buddhist traditions and pristine landscapes.
Travelers have been permitted to explore the wonders of Bhutan since 1974; however, to date, the nation ensures the protocol of a sustainable approach to tourism. Foreign visitors must pay a daily Tax of 200 USD and use a local tour operator for an additional 200-250 USD. This means Bhutan’s daily expenses start from around 400 – 450 USD. (This cost contributes to the local economy, such as health and education). We will have a wonderfully authentic and exciting travel experience during our stay in Bhutan.
Bhutan’s unique journey to ancient monasteries, glacial rivers, Himalayan peaks, and peaceful villages will leave you with great emotion. These 16 days of the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour will be the most memorable days of your life. So, are you ready to live the best of your lives with us?
Booking for this tour in 2023/24 is possible. However, at the moment, the Government of China has not opened the Lhasa flight, so you would need to take an overland tour of Tibet instead. For more details: Tibet is Open Again to Travel – How to do the tour in 2023
To book the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour Package, click the “Book Now” button and fill in the required information per the instructions provided. Once the form is filled out, you must deposit at least 20% of the total tour cost, and we will then send you a tour confirmation voucher. Please note that you must also provide a color copy of your passport and passport-sized photographs at least 45 days before the tour departure date.
This Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour package includes most expenses, but you must pay for any items listed under the tour exclusion section. Any additional expenses will depend on your spending habits. As a rough estimate, you may need around US$50 per day for extra expenses.
The Everest Base Camp (Tibet Side) visit is already included in this tour package, and you do not need to pay any additional fees for this. It is important to note that the locals in Tibet refer to Everest as “Chomolungma.”
As part of the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour, we will be traveling at high altitudes, and there is a risk of mountain sickness. It is essential to keep yourself hydrated and warm during the tour. If you have prior experience with high-altitude tours, it will be beneficial in understanding your body’s response at such heights.
In case of an emergency, such as visiting the region of Mt. Everest, a bottle of oxygen will be available. However, if you have a history of difficulty breathing or respiratory problems, it is recommended that you consult a doctor before traveling.
It is highly recommended that you bring two backpacks for the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour. The crew will handle one large backpack; the smaller one should contain your gadgets, medications, and other essential items. Packing jackets, trousers, shirts, and undergarments are advised, as the Tibetan region can be cold. Also, comfortable shoes, socks, and slippers are recommended. Personal items such as sunglasses, hats, and sunblock are also essential.
For a more detailed packing list, please send an email to [email protected].
Before booking any trek with Peregrine Treks and Tours, it is mandatory to have travel insurance that covers accidental, medical, and search and rescue needs in the event of an emergency. You should obtain travel insurance before booking your Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour. If you do not have travel insurance, we can assist you in obtaining one.
Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 18 during the travel.
Multiple ATM facilities are available during the journey as we will primarily visit significant cities in all three countries. It would help if you did not have trouble finding an ATM; our guide will suggest the most suitable ATM locations.
It would help if you carried local currency to pay for shopping, food, and guest houses. You can exchange US dollars for local currency at banks or exchange centers in the country you are visiting.
If you have any queries regarding the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour, please email us at [email protected] or via WhatsApp, Viber, or cell phone at +9779851052413.
No, you do not require a Chinese Visa to travel to Tibet. We will arrange for a Tibet Travel Permit, which is sufficient to travel within Tibet. Please inform us when booking if you require a Tibet Travel Permit.
All three Himalayan countries, Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan, are considered safe for international travelers. You will be traveling to popular tourist destinations with access to 24-hour security and official help should it be required.
While it is possible to travel independently to Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet, you must join a government-authorized travel company such as Peregrine Treks and Tours.
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I had an incredible time visiting three breathtaking countries in Asia. The highlight was boating on Phewa Lake in Pokhara, with the majestic Macchapuchre and Annapurna mountains in the backdrop. I also took a scenic flight through the northern Himalayas, landing in Lhasa. Throughout the trip, I explored renowned monasteries in Tibet and significant city monasteries in Paro and Thimphu. The entire journey was unforgettable, and I want to give a big thanks to the team at Peregrine Treks & Tours for making it all possible.
After thoroughly researching Peregrine Treks & Tours’ website and having a detailed conversation with one of their team members, I opted for the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour. Upon our arrival in Nepal, a representative from Peregrine greeted us at the airport and arranged for private transportation. Every aspect of our stay, from accommodations and meals to sightseeing, was meticulously planned and delightful. In Tibet, landmarks like the Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Square stood out with their tranquility and grandeur. However, the pinnacle of my journey was exploring Bhutan and delving deep into its rich culture. I wholeheartedly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a transformative travel experience.
The tour was chock-a-block with cultural and traditional vibes, and I was stoked to be a part of it. As soon as I touched down in Bhutan, I felt a real sense of its rich past. From the plane, I copped a gander at ripper peaks like Kanchenjunga and Everest. Likewise, the spiritual depth hit me when I popped over to the National Museum of Bhutan. The serene Buddhist vibe was something else. The adventurous trek to Pokhara’s Davis Falls and Mahendra Cave just added more buzz to the journey. And mate, the incredible aura of Tibet was a real eye-opener. Getting to see caves, monasteries, and sacred spots was bloody brilliant.
We fondly remember taking a striking photograph at ‘Drayerpa Cave,’ one of Tibet’s most notable landmarks. The cave boasts a rich historical and religious heritage. Furthermore, whilst wandering through the heart of Tibet, we observed that the Tibetan style is truly distinctive on a global scale. Our guide was ever so charming, and his wit and banter ensured we felt relaxed and at home throughout the journey. In the same vein, reaching the peak of Sarangkot was a remarkable achievement, and from that vantage point, we enjoyed a splendid view of Pokhara and the northern Himalayas. We owe a debt of gratitude to ‘Peregrine,’ one of Asia’s finest trek and tour providers, for their impeccable service.
It was my first visit to Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan, and the Peregrine crew made it an incredible experience. The expedition’s itinerary was unquestionably one of the most incredible things ever. In a short time, I could appreciate the diverse perspectives of three different countries. The trek to Taktsang Monastery was fascinating. The trial was packed with people from all over the country, and the panoramic view of Paro surprised me. Ringpung Dzong and Kichu Lakhang were the two big draws for me. In addition, the delicious cuisine I tasted while visiting Lhasa remains on my tongue. The entire tour of Bhutan Nepal Tour went seriously, and I am very grateful to Peregrine for this.
I still vividly recall the wonderful sightseeing excursion in Kathmandu, where I had the chance to explore the heavenly Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. The bus travel to Pokhara the next day was a great adventure, and I enjoyed the breathtaking views of Annapurna and Hiunchuli while trekking toward the Tibetan Refugee camp. I visited the famous Potala Palace in Lhasa before taking a flight to the Paro International Airport, and it was the most excellent sensation I’ve ever had. The stunning halt at the Dochula Pass, at an elevation of more than 3000m, gave me exquisite impressions when driving across Bhutan. Likewise, I appreciate the contribution of the Peregrine tour representative in making this Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour one of the greatest ever.
Kudos to the Peregrine team! My cultural journey through the three countries was nothing short of spectacular. The standard of food and lodgings throughout was top-notch. If you’re considering this tour, I’d suggest pocketing a bit of extra cash – you’ll likely be tempted by the exquisite local arts and crafts. The architecture of the Sera and Deprung Monastery left a lasting impression on me. The statues and sculptures within paint a vivid picture of Tibet’s age-old culture. The panorama of Jomolhari Mountain from Dochulapass was a sight to behold. And the vista of Paro from the Taktsang monastery? Simply etched in my memory. Sharing this once-in-a-lifetime Himalayan adventure with the Peregrine team was truly special.
My acquaintance received an email about Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour from one of his close friends from Nepal, which he shared with me. I became eager to do this expedition when I looked into it further. As soon as I took a step in the direction of Pokhara, the first thrills emerged. The city has a beautiful atmosphere because of its lovely surroundings. The view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Annapurna was also breathtaking from Sarangkot. The arrival at the Lhasa Airport was also the next pivotal moment. I certainly did not anticipate traveling to the region of Tibet to visit its well-known monasteries and tourist attractions. I want to bless the Peregrine treks and tour organization to make this expedition fantastic.
Best vacation ever! It was awesome getting to dive into the unique cultures and traditions of these three countries. In Pokhara, I had a blast hanging out with the Gurung folks who showed me some basic trekking moves. Over in Lhasa, the locals gave me some cool background on their history and the big names behind the stunning Ganden Monastery and Jokhang Temple. In Bhutan’s main city, I even tried my hand at meditating with the monks. The Dzongs in Thimphu and Paro? Totally the highlights of my Bhutan leg. All in all, the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour was hands down the best trip I’ve ever taken, packed with unforgettable moments.
While the booking process could’ve been a bit more streamlined, reaching out and connecting with the Peregrine Tour Representative was a breeze. Right when I landed at Kathmandu International Airport, their rep was there to greet me, ensuring a smooth private transfer to my hotel. Speaking of the hotel, it was top-notch – from the refreshing hot showers to the mesmerizing rooftop views of Kathmandu. Pokhara’s lush landscapes and unique geography were a treat to the eyes. I had a few queries about the itinerary, but the knowledgeable guide cleared everything up. The trek through Bhutan’s Khamsung Valley was a standout experience, with the vistas from Dochulapass and the scenic beauty of Punakha’s farming plains being particularly captivating. All in all, the Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour was a blast, and a big shoutout to the Peregrine crew for making it an unforgettable journey.
The best experience we had with Peregrine was the whole tour of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek was tailor-made for our requirements; all our requests were reviewed, discussed, and accepted and, in some instances, with a better recommendation.More Reviews