Discover Nepal and Tibet in one trip.
Discover the great nature, warm culture and amazing mountain views during this 12 day roundtrip through Nepal and Tibet. This roundtrip brings you to the most beautiful places both countries have to offer and will give you a quick impression on both destinations. Including 11 nights in good hotels, daily breakfast, english speaking tour guide, private transport and excursions.
A trip to Nepal is guaranteed to be a fascinating adventure. A country of awe- inspiring vistas, from the majestic Mt. Everest and the Himalayan Mountains — home to eight of the world’s ten highest peaks — to the expansive plains in the south, Nepal is also the birth place of the Lord Buddha. So whether you are admiring the country’s impressive peaks or are exploring some hidden treasures off the usual beaten track, Nepal is a country that will prove to be simply remarkable.
Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, our representative will meet, greet and welcome you and transfer you to your confirmed hotel. You can rest, relax and enjoy your time in the hotel or you can stroll around the Thamel area. Overnight at Hotel Yambu or similar.
Day 2: Guided sightseeing Kathmandu
After your breakfast, our tour guide will come to pick you up along with the private vehicle. Firstly you will be visiting the UNESCO world heritage site Kathmandu Durbar , Swyambhunath- the monkey, Pashupatinath Temple- the holy temple and Boudhanath which was built in 600A.D. Upon reaching the Boudhanath explore the surroundings and after completing your sight seen get back to the hotel and rest. Overnight at Hotel Yambu or similar.
Day 3: Guided sightseeing Patan and Bhaktapur
After breakfast, you will start your tour from another ancient city nearby to the Kathmandu known as Patan, you will be visiting another UNESCO world heritage site over here in Patan, Krishna Temple, Patan Durbar Square and the other temples nearby to this site are the major attraction of this place, explore the surroundings and later on you can visit the Patan museum as well where you can find the archaeological history and the facts regarding the Patan and the Kings who reigned Patan. After that you will be visiting the Golden Temple which is the major attraction place for the both Hindu and Buddhist people and then go to visit Banglamukhi Temple and explore its surroundings and after completing your sight seen in Patan you will be heading towards north east to another oldest city of Nepal known as Bhaktapur.
After reaching to Bhaktapur you will be amazed by seeing the city structure as tillv today the city has been able to intact its old form, you can observe the old wood carved building all around the Bhaktapur and then you will be visiting another UNESCO world heritage site, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, 55 window palace. Explore the surroundings and later on visit the Nyatapola Temple, one of the biggest temple in Nepal and explore the surroundings and then you will be visiting the clay factory where the potters makes the products out of clay in a tradition way. After completing your sight seen get back to Kathmandu and check in hotel and have rest. Overnight at Hotel Yambu or similar.
Day 4: Flight to Lhasa (Tibet)
Weclome to Lhasa airport. Upon arrival our Tibet agent will welcome you at Lhasa Gonggar Airport (LXA) and transfer you to hotel by a private vehicle. Lhasa is situated on the north bank of Kyi-chu River means “Place of the Gods”. Rest for the remaining time as acclimatization is mandatory in this high altitude city to conclude your tour easily. Overnight in Lhasa (hotel to be confirmed).
Day 5: Lhasa guided sightseeing tour
After breakfast, we begin exploring Lhasa visiting the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces, better known as Winter palace and Summer palace, respectively. Built in the 17th century, Potala Palace provides amazing views of the entire city, and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama. Norbulingka Palace houses what is considered to be the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Next, we visit the Tibet Traditional Hospital, which is the center for the treatment, training, research and production of Tibetan medicine. Overnight in Lasha (hotel to be confirmed).
Day 6: Lhasa guided sightseeing tour
After breakfast, we visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. Drepung Monastery, which was built in the 14th century, is the world’s largest monastery and believed to have sheltered around 10,000 monks in the past, but as of now there has been quite a declination resulting in only a few hundred. The history, culture, and religious beliefs of the Tibetan people are strongly concentrated and centered in this marvelous monastery. Sera Monastery is a preserved monastery of whitewashed walls and golden roofs. The main attraction to visit this monastery is to see the monks debating which is held from 3-5 pm every day apart from Sundays. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep-seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni when he was twelve-years-old. We further stroll through Barkhor Bazaar (market). With its open air stalls, shops and crowds of pilgrims, it is the nerve center of Lhasa. Overnight in Lasha (hotel to be confirmed).
Day 7: Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3900m)
After breakfast, we begin today’s trip to Shigatse passing through the 5 km long wide Nimu valley along the Brahmaputra river. The valley contains the county seat and is the main agricultural area in the county. On reaching Shigatse, you have free time and go on strolling around the area or you can rest, relax and enjoy your time in the hotel. Overnight in Shigstse (hotel to be confirmed)
Day 8: Visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery and Gyantse (3997m)
After breakfast, we will visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the home of Panchen Lama, which was founded by Gendun Drup, the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447. The monastery is located on a hill at the center of Shigatse city, the second largest city in Tibet. The meaning of Tashi Lhunpo in Tibetan is “all fortunes and happiness are gathered here.” After visiting the monastery, we start our drive to Gyantse. Overnight in Gyantse (hotel to be confirmed)
Day 9: Gyantse guided sightseeing and Yamdrok Tso lake (4794m)
After breakfast, we visit Palchoe monastery (also known as Pelkor Chode Monastery or Shekar Gyantse), Kumbum Pagoda Stupa (hailed as the “king of pagoda”), Phalkot Monastery and Gyantse Dzong, which is one of the best preserved dzongs in Tibet. After sightseeing, we drive to Lhasa. On the way, we can see huge glaciers tumbling down into the road as well as some excellent mountain vistas. Soon, we come across the Karo La Pass (5,045m) on the roadside with its beautiful glaciers including the Karo la glacier. We cross the Khamba La Pass (4,794m) with a brief stop to savor the beauty of the Yamdrok Tso Lake (Turquoise Lake), also known as Yamdrok Yumtso, one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet and the beautiful Nazin Kang Sang glacier (7,252m). Overnight in Lhasa (hotel to be confirmed)
Day 10: Lhasa to Kathmandu
Have your breakfast early in the morning and our office representative will come to pick you up in the hotel to transfer you to the airport regarding your flight time. On reaching Shigatse, you have free time and go on strolling around the Thamel area or you can rest, relax and enjoy your time in the hotel. Overnight at Hotel Yambu or similar.
Day 11: Free day in Kathmandu
Today you will have a free day to spend in Kathmandu. Go shopping in the tourist area of Thamel, visit the Garden of dreams or stroll around the many temples the city has to offer. Overnight at Hotel Yambu or similar.
Day 12: Departure
Today is the last day for you in Nepal. Have your breakfast and intact your bags and luggages as our office representative will soon come to the hotel to pick you up and will transfer you at the airport according to your flight time. Have a safe journey onwards.
- Please note, This itinerary is a guideline only. The program can be amended or canceled at any time. We will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavourable phenomenon your guide might decided to amend or cancel the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety and you will be fully requested to be flexible and understandable (if necessary) during your trip.