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Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet are three tourist destinations located near the Himalayas. They share similar religious beliefs and customs, but the natural scenery and customs in their territory are completely different. Going to Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet together as a joint travel destination, you can experience the collision of different cultures and history in a short time, as well as unexpected joy. To help you better plan the tour, we provide some useful travel maps below.

Where are Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet

Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet are adjacent to each other and distributed on the south and north sides of the Himalayas.

Location Map of Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan
Location Map of Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan

Nepal with its capital in Kathmandu lies at the southern foot of the Himalayas, bordered by Tibet to the north and India to the other three sides. Nepal is also known as the "Snow Mountain Kingdom". There are 8 peaks over 8000 meters above sea level in the Himalayas in northern Nepal. However, in southern Nepal, there're plains covered by forests and grassland.

Bhutan is a landlocked small country on the southern slope of the eastern section of the Himalayas. It borders Tibet in the north, India in the west, and two other counties in the south and east. Nepal is near to the west of Bhutan. The shortest distance between the two countries is less than 80 kilometers, but they actually are not bordering each other since Sikkim India locates in the middle. Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan.  Despite more than half of its territory over an altitude of 3,000 meters, yet Bhutan owns rich and various landforms such as the river valley, the glacier, the mountain, and the forest.

Tibet is located on the northern side of the Himalayas and Lhasa is the capital. The Himalayas have become a natural barrier between Nepal and Tibet, among which the world's highest peak - Mount Everest is a natural resource shared by the two countries. Tibet is renowned as the "Roof of the World", with its average altitude of more than 4000 meters. Its vast land and geographical environment have created unique natural beauty such as the snow-capped mountain, the highland lake, and the deep Grand Canyon as well as cultural landscapes.

Nepal Bhutan Tibet Tourist Map

Nepal Bhutan Tibet tourist map
What to see in Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet

Nepal is renowned as one of the paradises for trekking in the world. It has dozens of mature hiking trails, among which Annapurna Trek and Mount Everest Trek must not be missed for trekking enthusiasts. In addition, Pokhara gliding and Chitwan National Park are also popular tourist attractions.

Bhutan is a Buddhism country and has the reputation of "one of the happiest countries in the world". During the trip to Bhutan, in addition to its primitive natural beauty and simplicity of Bhutanese people, you can't miss Taktshang Goemba, Rinpung Dzong, Punakha Dzong, and Tashichho Dzong, etc.

Tibet is known as the place closest to heaven. Tibet is located on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the highest plateau in the world. The unique scenery, ethnic customs and strong religious culture make it a mysterious tourist destination. Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Mount Everest and  Mount Kailash should be added to your bucket list.

How to Travel between Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet?

If you are planning a joint trip to Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet, the travel transportation map could not be missed. Currently, China and Bhutan do not have diplomatic relations, so there are no border crossing points or flights between Tibet and Bhutan. You need to fly to Bhutan via Nepal, then fly from Paro to Kathmandu. Conversely, travelers can go to Tibet from Nepal first by land or by plane. There are currently no international trains connecting Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan, but the China-Nepal Railway designed between Kathmandu and Lhasa will be completed in the near future.

Transportation map between Nepal and Bhutan

Tourists can only take a flight from Kathmandu to Paro. Despite taking less than one hour and accommodating only a few dozen passengers, this flight enables you to get the best views of the Himalayas. Due to small aircraft and short flights, the planes fly at an altitude of about 8000 -10000 meters. And its route is just parallel to the Himalayas. No wonder that the views from this flight are more spectacular than those on the flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu.

Transportation between Nepal and Bhutan
Transportation between Nepal and Bhutan

Transportation map between Nepal and Tibet

Nepal borders Tibet and the transport back and forth is very convenient. Tourists can travel between Tibet and Nepal easily by plane or by car. Taking a direct flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa only takes 1.5 hours. The other option is to have an overland tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu through Gyirong Port. Tibet is about 1,300 kilometers far from Nepal, and the overland journey takes 4 days.

Transportation map between Nepal and Tibet
Transportation map between Nepal and Tibet

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