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