Multi-destination

Journey across the Roof of the World 20 days

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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Our tailor-made service costs you no extra

This itinerary is designed to work straight off the peg, but we'll happily tailor it until it's a perfect fit for you, to ensure we’re making the absolute best of your time and funds. All you need to do is ask...

Your own private guides & drivers

You'll typically have your own private guides & drivers throughout your trip. When you will be sharing a service (eg a boat cruise) with others, we'll always let you know. 

We only provide privately guided holidays - meaning that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can also start on any day you choose.

Please click on the hotel category buttons below to view hotel details. These are recommended properties only - we have many alternative options for you to choose from if you would prefer. You can mix hotel categories throughout your holiday.

Hotel Class

Price per person (based on total # travelling)

 2 3 - 45 - 6
First Class£5,741£5,121£4,765

Nepali Ghar

The Nepali Ghar seamlessly blends two hotel styles into one, maintaining the warm, hand-crafted feel of traditional Newa architecture and infusing it with an elegant and efficient contemporary chic...
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Panauti Homestay

Houses in Panauti are generally fairly narrow, multi-storey buildings with a central stairway. Rooms are simply furnished, but clean, comfortable and typical of the households in which you are staying...

Yak Hotel

A central location and real sense of place make the Yak Hotel a sociable and relaxed base for exploring Lhasa…
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Jianzang Hotel

The Jianzang Hotel is the best priced hotel in Gyantse. The 80 rooms are simply furnished, but clean and comfortable with an en-suite bathroom.


Sakya Lhundup Hotel

With a convenient location in central Shigatse, close to the Summer Palace, Tashi Lhunpo monastery and a vibrant food market, Sakya Lhundup is a simple, traditional hotel with international style facilities...
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Samye Guesthouse

This large property is a convenient overnight base when visiting Samye Monastery - it's located just outside the monastery walls. Rooms are basic, but comfortable and feature an en-suite bathroom with hot-water shower.


Shannan Hotel

The Shannan Hotel, comprising of 100 rooms, is a simple yet comfortable base from which to explore the historic, cultural sights of Tibet’s Yarlung Valley.


The Inn Patan

Hidden in a quiet corner of Patan, away from the more tourist centric areas of Kathmandu, The Inn Patan is a homely boutique with heaps of character and a welcoming ambiance…
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First Class hotels in Thimphu

With a more cosmopolitan style than similar establishments in remote areas, Thimphu’s First Class hotels have a familiar feel, and their consistently high standards make each one a reliable base to return to at the end of the day...
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First Class hotels in Punakha

Dotted throughout the picturesque Punakha valley, these hotels offer simple accommodation gently set into the picturesque hillside…
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First Class hotels in Paro

Paro’s First Class hotels combine traditional architecture with up-to-date service and facilities to create a comfortable and welcoming introduction to Bhutan…
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Superior£7,149£6,350£6,158

Hotel Mulberry

Overlooking the bustling markets and green spaces of Kathmandu’s Thamel district, Hotel Mulberry offers chic, city style accommodation with high quality facilities and comfort…
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Panauti Homestay

Houses in Panauti are generally fairly narrow, multi-storey buildings with a central stairway. Rooms are simply furnished, but clean, comfortable and typical of the households in which you are staying...

Yabshi Phunkhang

Behind the modest façade of a traditional courtyard house in Lhasa’s Chengguan district, the Yabshi Phunkhang hotel provides cosy, laid-back accommodation ideal for exploring the temples and markets of Tibet’s principal city…
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Gyantse Hotel

Location, location, location! You can’t get more central and convenient than the well-established Gyantse Hotel. The imposing Gyantse Dzong, one of the best preserved dzongs in Tibet, is within walking distance...
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Gesar Hotel

On a bustling street in Shigatse’s southern outskirts, the Gesar Hotel is just a 10 minute drive from the famous Tashi Lhunpo Monastery...


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Samye Guesthouse

This large property is a convenient overnight base when visiting Samye Monastery - it's located just outside the monastery walls. Rooms are basic, but comfortable and feature an en-suite bathroom with hot-water shower.


Yarlung River Hotel

The Yarlung River Hotel, also known as Yalonghe, provides simple, spacious accommodation in the heart of Tsetang...
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The Inn Patan

Hidden in a quiet corner of Patan, away from the more tourist centric areas of Kathmandu, The Inn Patan is a homely boutique with heaps of character and a welcoming ambiance…
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Hotel Druk

Located in Thimphu’s lively centre, next to the stately Clock Tower Square, Hotel Druk blends classic hotel style with traditional Bhutanese art and design…
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Dhensa Boutique Resort

A sense of calm radiates from every corner of the Dhensa Boutique Resort, where the minimalist design focuses your attention on Punakha’s sweeping hillsides…
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Zhiwaling Heritage

Full of colourful wood carvings and traditional-style fabrics, the Zhiwaling Heritage is an uplifting homage to the ornate architecture of Bhutan’s historic temples...
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Solo travellers are always welcome - please contact us for a tailored quote.

These prices are shown in GBP.
Selective Asia is a UK-registered company, but our client-base spans the globe, so we bank in both GBP and USD and can therefore provide a fixed price in either currency.
We also have payment facilities in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the EU, and can typically offer better-than-bank exchange rates on the date of payment in these currencies (against a booking priced in GBP).

At Selective Asia we specialise in creating unique, tailor-made experiences. The holiday itineraries provided on this website are intended to help you visualise what is achievable in your destinations of choice, over a given period of time and at an intended budget.
Whilst many clients are happy with one of our recommended itineraries in the current form (and at the price quoted), there are those that wish to personalise their holiday in some way, whether it be a change of hotel, an additional destination or even start from scratch. This is when our tailor-made specialists come into their own; with many years of experience both living and working in the region they are ideally equipped to advise on alternatives and to facilitate any necessary changes.
Please note: During high season periods hotels often levy a surcharge and these are not included in the above prices. Your consultant will be happy to advise you of these.

Inclusive:

  • 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.

Exclusive:

  • Flights to/from Asia. We are an ATOL bonded operator and can arrange flights for all our clients, regardless of whether you are departing from the UK or from almost any other worldwide destination.
  • 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, tip...)
  • Travel insurance
  • All other services not listed in 'inclusive'

Please note

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

Flights

We will arrange all internal flights used within our holiday itineraries. We can also arrange discounted flights from all UK airports to Asia and we are a fully bonded ATOL operator. If you would like a quote for your international flights then please complete the required section on the enquiry form.

Visa

You will require a visa to enter Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.

Passport

Please ensure that you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date. You will also need at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting.

Insurance

You will require a comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. We offer our customers a specially discounted insurance policy, ideally suited to the needs that a trip such as this creates. Tick the insurance box in the enquiry form and we will send you a quote to suit your needs.

Vaccinations and Malaria Prevention

You will undoubtedly require vaccinations for your visit to Asia. Please consult your doctor or a vaccination clinic for the most up-to-date advice. They will also be able to advise you of the most suitable anti-malarial medication if required. It is important that you do this well in advance of your departure date.

Booking Procedure

Only once you are completely happy with any holiday itinerary we create for you will we ask for a payment. In order that we can secure availability for your booking we would typically require a deposit of 20%.

Travelling Responsibly

We care about the places and the communities that you will travel through. It is important to us that we travel as responsibly as possible throughout Asia and that we are giving something back to the regions and the people that make these journeys so special. Full details on our approach to responsible travel can be found on a dedicated section of this website.

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