|Duration||Price /👤||Group Size|
|9 Days||On Request USD||Min 2|
The combination of Nepal and Tibet trip is once in a lifetime experience for the travelers. This is the most recommended itinerary for those seeking cultural and natural diversity in the last remaining Shangri-La on earth.
You will start this tour from the Himalayan destination of Nepal. This small region in the world map is packed with diverse landscapes, culture, and people who call it home. The next stretch is the “Roof of the World” Tibet. Tibet trip is once in a lifetime experience. During your Tibet tour, you will pass through sparkling turquoise lakes, across huge plains scattered with yaks and nomad’s tents as far as the eye can see and over high passes draped with colorful prayer flags.
Starting Point : Kathmandu, airport
Ending Point : Kathmandu, airport
Grade : Easy
Arrive in the ” Kathmandu ” , the capital city of Nepal. Upon arrival, meeting and assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, the tour of Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath is one of the sacred Shiva temples on the Indian sub-continent. It draws devotees from all over India, including many colorful Sadhus (wandering Holy men). It is the largest temple complex in Nepal. Visiting Pashupatinath begins and ends a traditional pilgrimage circuit. As in most Hindu temples in Nepal, the admission inside the temple premises is strictly for Hindus only. For non-Hindus, there is more to be seen by heading to the river bank, where you can look down into the temple from terrace hill in an opposite side. Watch the cremation going along the sacred Bagmati river.
Continue on to Boudhanath Stupa. On the eastern side of Kathmandu is a huge Stupa of Boudhanath. This is the largest Stupa in Nepal and one of the largest in the world. It is the sacred place for Buddhist pilgrims.
Afternoon, sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Also known as ‘Bhadgaon’ is the third largest town in the valley. The stone embedded street links a string of temples, monastery, courtyards and monumental squares. You will quickly notice how vibrant the town’s cultural life is with strong communities of potters, woodcarvers, and weavers.
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu
After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is a place where the city’s Kings were crowned. Having been built and rebuilt over the generations, it is now the valley’s number one tourist attractions. Most of the temples you see here are a mere three or four centuries old. The entire square was designated as a World Heritage Monument in 1979.
Continue on to Swayambhunath Stupa “ Monkey Temple”. On the top of the hill west of Kathmandu value is one of the popular and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. It is also referred to as “Monkey Temple” by many tourists because of the large tribes of monkeys that guard the hill.
Afternoon, sightseeing tour of Patan Durbar Square. Patan also known as Lalitpur is the second largest city inside the valley. Patan has a long Buddhist influence and the four corners of the city are marked by Stupas said to have been created by great Buddhist emperor around 250 BC.
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
This day is leisure in Kathmandu. The possibility of an optional tour (You will receive the Tibet Visa this evening)
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, transfer to the international airport in Kathmandu and fly to Gongaar airport. Upon arrival meet by our representative and drive to Lhasa (65 kms/1 hrs drive). Lhasa is a city and administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. The main urban area of Lhasa is roughly equivalent to the administrative borders of Chengguan District, which is part of the wider Lhasa prefecture-level city, an area formerly administered as a prefecture. Rest of the day is free for acclimatization. Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.
After breakfast, tour of Jokhang temple, Sera Monastery and Bharkor Market
Jokhang Temple (“House of the Lord”) in Lhasa is the holiest site in Tibetan Buddhism, attracting crowds of prostrating Tibetan pilgrims and curious foreign tourists every year. It hosts the annual Great Prayer Festival, as well as all ceremonies of initiation for the Dalai Lama and Panchen Llamas. Located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City, Sera Monastery is one of three famous monasteries in the city. It is dedicated to the Gelugpa or Yellow Hat Sect, a branch of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Tsong Khapa. Jamchen Chojey, one of Tsong Khapa’s disciples built it in 1419 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
Continue on to Bharkhor Market. For visitors, Barkhor Street is a magical place showing the original outlook of Lhasa. It was paved by hand-polished stone boards. Though it is not broad, it accommodates thousands of tourists every day. Varied shops stand on its both sides and thousands of floating stands are on every corner. Most of them offer the prayer wheels, long-sleeve ‘chuba’ (the Tibetan people’s traditional clothes), Tibetan knives and some religious articles for sale. Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa
After breakfast, tour of popular Potala Palace. Perched upon Marpo Ri hill, 130 meters above the Lhasa valley, the Potala Palace rises a further 170 meters and is the greatest monumental structure in all of Tibet. Early legends concerning the rocky hill tell of a sacred cave, considered to be the dwelling place of the Bodhisattva Chenresi (Avilokiteshvara), that was used as a meditation retreat by Emperor Songtsen Gampo in the seventh century AD.
Continue on to Drepung Monastery, founded in 1416, Drepung Monastery (Tibetan: Drepung Gompa; Chinese: Zhébàng Sì) on the outskirts of Lhasa was once Tibet’s largest and most influential monastery, with over 10,000 monks. Today, Drepung houses about 700 monks and attracts pilgrims and visitors from around the world. Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.
After breakfast, transfer to Gongaar airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel.
Rest of the day is free
Free until departure. Transfer to the airport in time to connect your onward flight.