Nepal Tibet Tour - 11 Days

Overview

Nepal Tibet Tour is an itinerary package in which you get to spend eleven days sightseeing according to a guided plan in the countries of Nepal and Tibet in cities of Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan in Nepal and Lhasa in Tibet, of sightseeing and jungle related activities where culture, tradition, jungle and religious association of various aspects is there.

Both, the countries where these sightseeing activities, you do, are in the Himalayan region and the Tibetan Plateau. Nepal has some of the Highest Mountains in the world and the Tibetan Plateau is the highest tableland which is a cold desolate plateau. Both of these countries have traditions and cultures which span much over a two thousand year period, which is uniquely different in many regards from countries elsewhere to be found and which you will come to learn if you happen to take this tour of Nepal and Tibet.

Both countries have temples, palaces, monasteries and stupas as central pieces of attraction with the addition of the High Himalayan Mountains which are forever covered with snow throughout the year as seen in the Nepal section of the tour. The temples, monasteries and palaces all have their own forms of unique architecture, created during times for the specific circumstances and deemed necessary then. They still lie as they were for us to marvel at their beings. This tour of Nepal and Tibet begins in Kathmandu after you arrive, takes you to two cites of worth and to a national sanctuary, in Nepal and then flies you over some of the most breath-taking terrains of this part of the world onto your next destination which is Lhasa for the Tibetan side of the show. This finally, ends with your returning to your next destination which you have planned for or home.

What does this Nepal Tibet Tour have in it? Well, this could be one of the memories to last you a lifetime. You begin by taking of sightseeing of what Kathmandu has to offer, after having landed in the city, the next day to primarily of four places listed in UNESCO such as Kathmandu Durbar Squares, which was the place of the Shah Kings and the ones before them along with the many temples, then the fifteen year old temple, Pashupatinath built by the then King to honour Lord Shiva. After which it is two Buddhist significant places, one atop a hill called Swayambhunath that has the story of Kathmandu’s Creation in it and the other Baudhanath, the largest stupa in Asian which is supposedly said to have the hair of Lord Buddha in it. When comes to Pokhara, the magnificent sunrise see of the Annapurna and other Himalayan peaks seen from Saragkot is worth dying for. Which completes the tour of the lakeside city with the temples for various deities, a long cave system, the Davis waterfall and the Fewa Tal (lake) with the reflection of the snow-capped mountain peaks in them.

The next part or the last part of the Tour in Nepal takes you to Chitwan for some jungle safari activity and then it is onto Lhasa in Tibet over some of the most breath-taking terrains of Nepal and Tibet. In Tibet, you get to visit the Potala Palace now a museum, the Norbulinka Palace which was the summer home of the Dalai Lama, with its largest man-made garden in Tibet, Sera Monastery, the Jokhang temple, the most famous and revered temple in Tibet in the centre of Lhasa. There will also be a number of other places worthy of note. When it is all over, you fly back home with sweet memories of Tibet and Nepal.

What about the kind of food on this tour?
All food is provided while on this tour, which can vary at the place you are. Basically, since you will be mostly in city areas, the hotels that you will be kept provide nourishing found of local, that is Tibetan if you are in Tibet and Nepali if you are in Nepal as well as Chinese, continental and western. It is just a matter of your taste buds and preference.

Outline Itinerary for Nepal Tibet Tour
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (1,400m) Drive or Fly
Day 4: Pokhara: Sarangkot (1,600m) Sunrise and City Tour
Day 5: Drive/fly Pokhara to Chitwan (415m)
Day 6: Chitwan Jungle Activities
Day 7: Drive or Fly to Kathmandu from Chitwan
Day 8: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,650m)
Day 9 and 10: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Day 11: Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Today, you will arrive at the International Airport in Kathmandu. A staff of the Company will be waiting to welcome you and then will take you to your hotel. If there is still time left in the day, you could use it as it might please you.

Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Today, you will go on a sightseeing tour of special places in Kathmandu, all of them are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
– You first begin by going to Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is in the centre of the city. It houses the old palace of the Shah Kings and a number of temples and a vast open market and houses still in the old building style.
– Next, we go to Pushupatinath Temple. It is a large temple complex built around the fifth century to honour Lord Shiva.
– Then after lunch, we go to Swayambhunath Temple atop a hillock, revered both by the Hindus and Buddhist a link. This Temple Stupa, has the creation of the Kathmandu Valley linked to it.
– Finally, we go to Boudhanath, which is the largest and holiest stupa in Nepal. It is said to have the single strand of the Buddha’s hair in it. It is also believed that by circumambulation its circumference ringing the bells and turning the prayer wheels, one gets relief from torment and stress.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Pokhara (1,400m) Drive or Fly

Today, you have the option of either going by bus or flying to Pokhara (flying will incur an extra charge). Going by tourist bus, will take you about seven to eight hour though the most wonderful sceneries of green hills along the Trishuli River, with wayside villages on the way. The flight will be the most of half an hour with an aerial view of the rural landscape. You will then check into a hotel.

Day 4
Pokhara: Sarangkot (1,600m) Sunrise and City Tour

Early in the morning, before the sunrises, you will be taken to the village of Sarangkot atop a hill, to catch the sunrise over the snow-capped mountain of Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhare and other peaks. A little later after taking in the sights, we head back to the city for a tour of it.
-We first go to famous Bindabasni Temple which is dedicated to the Goddess Durga.
-Then it is the Seti Gorge
-The Davis Falls
-The Longest Cave in South Asia the Gupteshwor Cave.
-Then we drive to the World Peace Stupa.
-Then take a boat ride in the Fewa tal (lake) with the reflection of Annapurna in it.
-Visit the Tibetan refugee camp.
-And Visit the Mountaineering Museum.

Day 5
Drive/fly Pokhara to Chitwan (415m)

Today you either take the tourist bus or fly (with an extra charge) to Chitwan. The drive is a four hour journey along some lovely green hills and along a river. In Chitwan, you are check into the hotel and start you tour:
-Go to a Tharu Village to Check living conditions of the Tribals
-Visit Elephant Breeding centre
-Sunset point for a beautiful sun set over the jungles
-Tharu Cultural Show of Stick Dance

Day 6
Chitwan Jungle Activities

On you second day in Chitwan, you following the following pattern:
-Early wake call for Bird watching
-Breakfast and then jungle walk with naturalist
-Elephant Breeding Centre and Elephant Bath
-Elephant Back-top Jungle or jeep safari
-Canoeing in crocodile river

Day 7
Drive or Fly to Kathmandu from Chitwan

Today, you will be woken up early for some birdwatching over breakfast and then taken to either the bus stop or airport, depending on your choice. By tourist bus, it will take from seven to eight hours. In Kathmandu you will check into your hotel for the day and then use the remaining part to do as it might please you.

Day 8
Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,650m)

Today, according to the schedule of your flight, you will be taken to the airport to board your flight to Lhasa over some of the most stunning terrain over Nepal and Tibet. In Lhasa, you will be met by the guide, who will welcome you and take you to your hotel for some rest and to acclimatize to being in 3,650 metres.

Day 9
Sightseeing in Lhasa

On the first day in Lhasa, you will be taken for the whole day. We start right after breakfast, where first begin by the Potala Palace, which is atop a hill and was first built King Songtsen Gompo and added to its magnificent by successive kings and Dalai to its refineries’. Then, we pay a visit to Norbulinka and Ramoche Monastery. Norbulinka means Treasure Park and is thought to be the largest man made garden in Tibet. Whereas the Ramche Monastery was first built in the 7th century by Hand architecture of China. We are then transferred by to our hotel.

Day 10
Sightseeing in Lhasa

Completing breakfast, we continue seeing other places in Lhasa. We begin by going to Sera Monastery, we means wild roses in Tibetan. It is a Monastery 5 Km to the north of Lhasa with a vast complex of a main assemble hall and three universities which has a capacity to house 4 to 5 thousand monks. Next we go to Jokhang Temple that is in the heart of Lhasa and has the most precious item, a golden Shakyamuni gifted by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on her wedding to King Songtsen Gompo. Eventually we go to Barkhor Market to check out what bargains of religious and culture items we might get of the culture of Tibet here. We then return to our hotel for the night.

Day 11
Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

You tour is now completed, so you will be taken to the airport and bid farewell for you outbound flight home or to your next destination.

Cost

What is Included

  • Airport pick up/drop off by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Guided Kathmandu city tour at 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites with private vehicle and guide.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Chitwan - Kathmandu transfers by a tourist bus. (Option: Flight or private vehicle)
  • Sarangkot sunrise tour & Pokhara city sightseeing with private vehicle and guide.
  • All accommodation in Chitwan at deluxe a/c resort.
  • All meals in Chitwan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) including tea/coffee.
  • Al jungle activities as per the program.
  • Experienced nature guide during the safari.
  • All transportation by a private vehicle in Lhasa.
  • Guided Lhasa city tour with your personal guide.
  • Accommodation in Lhasa including breakfast.
  • Tibet travel permit.
  • All government taxes, VAT and office service charge.

What is Not Included

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara/Lhasa.
  • Monuments entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu/Pokhara/Lhasa.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs for faster service)
  • International airfare and travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Tips & Gratuities.
What is Nepal Tibet Tour?

Nepal Tibet Tour is the magical journey and cultural sightseeing tour of Nepal and Tibet visiting many cultural, religious, historical temples, shrines, monasteries, stupas with several of them being the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

What can you expect from Nepal Tibet tours packages?

Nepal Tibet tours packages offer a great opportunity to discover these two countries tucked high up in the Himalayas discovering it’s unique Buddhist and Hindu cultures and traditions at the same time witness majestic Himalayan panorama.

Where will I go first?

You will first come to Nepal, discover it’s sights and sounds through sightseeing tours, jungle safari then fly to the city of Lhasa to explore more about this ancient city visiting several temples, palaces, monasteries.

How much is Nepal Tibet tour price?

Nepal Tibet tour price depends upon your group-size and if you are doing the tour privately or joining along with a group departure where travelers from around the world join in.

What kinds of visa is required for Nepal Tibet travel?

Visa for Nepal is upon arrival at the airport in Kathmandu upon payment of US$30 per person for a tourist visa for 15 days. Whereas to travel to Tibet, you will require a Tibet travel permit issued by a local travel agency. No individual can apply for Tibet permit and needs to come via a registered travel agency or it’s an international partner.

When is the best time for Nepal Tibet trip?

Since both of the countries are located at similar geographical landscapes so the best time for Nepal Tibet trip is similar which is autumn (Oct-Dec) and spring (March-April). During the monsoon (Jun-Aug) rain will spoil the fun but you can visit in winter (Dec-Feb) but be prepared for colder temperatures.

How are the hotels on Nepal and Tibet tour?

Hotels on Nepal and Tibet tour are 3-star accommodations with the best of facilities. If you wish you can upgrade your hotel to luxury and 5-star accommodation both in Nepal and Lhasa, Tibet.

Will I get altitude sickness on Tibet and Nepal tour?

There are very low chances of altitude sickness in Nepal since the highest point you get in Nepal is Sarangkot (1600m) in Pokhara. Both Kathmandu and Pokhara are at 1400 meters and Chitwan is just at 415 meters. Though you can experience altitude while in Lhasa which is at 3656 meters. So on Lhasa arrival day, you will stay/rest at the hotel and sightseeing begins the next day. Slowly you will accommodate with altitude in Lhasa.

Can we do Tibet tour from Nepal?

Yes, you can do Tibet tour from Nepal where either you fly to Lhasa or go overland journey from Katmandu to Lhasa which takes 5 days in total. On Nepal Tibet tour, you directly fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu.

What is the mode of transfer for Tibet tour package from Nepal?

The mode of transfer for Tibet tour package from Nepal is private vehicles, tourist buses and flights. In Nepal, you will usually go by private vehicle on sightseeing tours, tourist bus on Kathmandu/Pokahra/Chitwan/Kathmandu drive (for these transfer you can also choose private car or flights). The transfer for Kathmandu to Lhasa is by flight and sightseeing in Lhasa is by a private vehicle.

Is Tibet Nepal group tour available?

Tibet Nepal group tour is certainly available and you only need to do is let us know your preferred travel dates and group size, and we shall join you up with a group departure tour as per your travel dates.

What is Nepal Tibet overland tour?

Nepal Tibet overland tour is an overland journey from Kathmandu to Tibet and a very popular tour. It takes 5 days to get to Lhasa overland from Kathmandu driving along several remote towns of Tibet like Gyantse, Shigatse etc. Upon arrival in Lhasa, there will be two days for Lhasa sightseeing then fly to your onward destination.

Who will be my guide on Nepal to Tibet tour?

There will be a separate guide on Nepal to Tibet tour. Meaning, it will be a Nepali guide while in Nepal; separate guides for Kathmandu and Pokhara, and a nature guide for Chitwan Safari. Though in Lhasa, there will be one guide throughout the tour. All the guides can speak English well and are trained and fully professionals.

Is Nepal to Tibet tour package worth it?

Nepal to Tibet tour package is definitely worth it if you are planning to discover the culture, traditions and natural beauties of Nepal and Tibet and at the same time witness some spectacular Himalayan panorama including of the world’s tallest mountain Mount Everest.

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Nepal Tibet Tour

Trip Facts

  • Nepal/Tibet
  • 10 Nights/11 Days
  • All year round
  • Private vehicles or Tourist Bus or Flight
  • Lhasa (3650m)
  • Easy
  • Kathmandu
  • Lhasa
  • Cultural Sightseeing & Jungle Safari
  • Cultural, Nature & Jungle Safari Tour
  • Nepal-UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Pokhara City, Chitwan National Park/Tibet- Potala Palace, Norbulinka, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market
  • Hotels

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