A Trip to Tibet & Nepal leads to Come and take a step back in time and join us on this enriching, non-trekking journey for an eye-opening look into traditions, Historical and cultures far removed from those in the West. Journey beyond cosmopolitan Kathmandu to holy Tibet – ‘the roof of the world’. Uncover the world’s most holy Hindu temple, the world’s highest monastery and the tallest mountain and enlightening Buddhist stupas. A trip to Tibet & Nepal covers the fascinating medieval architecture, scattered in the Durbar Squares and features a spectacular roller-coaster ride down into the Kathmandu valley, Lalitpur & Bhaktapur as well as Breathtaking Himalayan views, the beautiful lake city of pokhara,jungle safari in chitwan national park. The trip of Tibet would take you through friendship highway from Kodari till Lhasa overland. Travel lovers can explore different outstanding landscape, such as high plateau views in Tibet and great valley scenery in Nepal . You will be passing through high passes, you can see the spectacular view of the Mount Everest which gives you a incomparable experience of Himalayan country.Visit old & famous Monasteries like Tashilumpu as well as explore cultural attraction in Shigaste, Khumbun in Gyantse & you will tour the major monuments, including the legendary gold-roofed, thousand-room Potala Palace in Lhasa. Trip to the Himalaya countries including Tibet and Nepal is,like through the Space Channel, an unforgettable memory for those traveler.
There are 2 ways to get to A Trip to Tibet & Nepal. The first is to travel overland from Kathmandu to Tibet. From Kathmandu, the Tibet border is about 115 kilometers north along the Araniko Highway, which connects Kathmandu to the border town of Kodari. Kodari is the last town on the Nepal side. From Kodari, the Tibet (China) border is just a couple hundred meters away. There are daily buses from Kathmandu to Kodari or you can contact plan holidays Travel agency in Kathmandu arrange a private vehicle to take you along this scenic road and another is lhasa kathmandu flight.
|Day 01:||Arrival in Kathmandu|
|Day 02:||Kathmandu Sightseeing tours to Pashupatinath,Bodhanth and Budhanilkantha|
|Day 03:||Kathmandu- Chitwan|
|Day 05:||Chitwan- Pokhara|
|Day 07:||Pokhara- Kathmandu|
|Day 08:||Kathmandu- Zhangmu (2300m, 130km, 8 hrs)|
|Day 09:||Zhangmu-Xegar(4350m, 244 km, 6 hours)|
|Day 10:||Xegar- Shigatse (3900m, 244km. 6 hrs)|
|Day 11:||Shigatse- Gyantse(3900m,60 km, 1.5 hrs)|
|Day 12 :||Gyantse- Lhasa (3650m, 260km, 4 hours)|
|Day 13 & 14:||Sightseeing in Lhasa|
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Transfer to hotel. After refreshment sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Durbar square is a complex of palace, courtyards and temples built between 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of mediaeval Malla Kings of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath Stupa overlooks the valley from a height of 75 m from the average level of Kathmandu and is one of the holiest Buddhist shrines in Nepal.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing tours to Pashupatinath, Bodhanth and Budhanilkantha.
Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu Shrines in the world. Chronicles indicates the existence of the shrine prior to 400 AD. The shrine lies on the bank of sacred Bagamti River which is venerated by HIndus as holy as Ganges in India. Bodhanath Stupa is the biggest Stupa of this kind in the world. This is also UNESCO enlisted World Heritage Site. Budhanilkanth is situated in the lapse of Shivapuri Hill at the northern end of the valley. The hub of temple complex is a pond in which reclines on the coils of serpent a giant Stone image of Lord Vishnu of Hindus.
Day 03: Kathmandu- Chitwan
After breakfast, you will drive to Chitwan National Park. You will drive along the mountainous road, winding, snaking and switching back. You will pass by villages, farmlands and terraces of hills before arriving Chitwan.
Chitwan lies in the southern Terai belt of Nepal, 160 km from Kathmandu. Royal Chitwan National Park is Asia’s one of the most famous games parks. After having lunch, you will go for short walk tour to the villages of Tharu Tribal people, most probably with a Tharu guide. In the evening, there will be slides shows or cultural dance presentation.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Chitwan
Today you will be kept busy in jungle safari activities like Elephant Riding, Bird Watching, and Canoeing etc. Overnight in bungalows or camps. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Chitwan- Pokhara
After a drive of about 5 hours, you will arrive Pokhara, the second most popular tourist destination in Nepal. This is the center of adventure. An enchanting city, nestled in a tranquil glacier-rock valley at an altitude of 827m has a lot to offer to visitors-caves, lakes, gorges and viewpoints. The spectacular panorama of Annapurna range forms its backdrop.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Pokhara
You will take a full day sightseeing tours in Pokhara valley. That includes visiting temples, caves, gorges and waterfalls and boating in lakes as well. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07: Pokhara- Kathmandu
Today, you will drive back to Kathmandu and take a free afternoon for preparation to the journeys to Tibet. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08: Kathmandu- Zhangmu (2300m, 130km, 8 hrs)
Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Kodari. After completing immigration and custom formalities, drive uphill to Zhangmu. Again there will be some custom formalities. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 09: Zhangmu-Xegar(4350m, 244 km, 6 hours)
Drive to Xegar crossing Nyalam Pass (3800m) and Lalung La Pass (5050m). This drive offers fantastic view of the high mountain including Mount Everest. Overnight hotel.
Day 10: Xegar- Shigatse (3900m, 244km. 6 hrs)
Drive about 8 hrs to Shigatse. Shigatse has the famous Tashilumpo monastery and the seat of Panchen Lama. Overnight hotel
Day 11: Shigatse- Gyantse(3900m,60 km, 1.5 hrs)
In the morning visit Tashilumpo monastery and the free market of Shigatse. In the afternoon, drive to Gyantse and visit Phalkor monastery and Khumbum Stupa. Overnight hotel.
Day 12: Gyantse- Lhasa (3650m, 260km, 4 hours)
It is a drive of 08 hours, crossing 2 passes- Karo La (5010m) and Kamba La (4794m). You will also pass by Yamdrok Tso Lake. Overnight hotel.
Day 13 & 14: Sightseeing in Lhasa
You will visit Drepung and Sera monasteries, Potala and Norbulinkha Palaces, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Market. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 15: Lhasa-Kathmandu-Departure
Transfer to Gongar Airport (96km from Lhasa) for flight to Kathmandu. Connecting flight to onward destinations.
- Accommodations in bed & breakfast basis except full board in Chitwanin 3-4 star hotels
- All transportations by a private vehicle
- All sightseeing as on itinerary
- English speaking local Guide
- All entrance fees of the monuments
- Tibet Visa (if Us citizen pp extra)
- Flight Lhasa-Kathmandu
- Tibet Permit
- Kathmandu: HotelShanker or Hotel Manaslu
- Pokhara: HotelBarahi
- Chitwan: Hotel Royal Park
- Zhamgmu: Hotel Zhangmu
- Xegar: HotelQomolongma
- Shigaste: Hotel Shambala
- Gyantse:Hotel Gyantse
- Lhasa: Hotel Yak