This 12 days tour offers you an amazing experience of the different traditions and customs of the two different nations which are situated in the Himalayas ranges. Travelers can explore different outstanding landscapes, such as high plateau views in Tibet and great valley scenery in Nepal. Tibet is known as the Roof of the world because the Tibetan Plateau stands around 4 km above sea level and is surrounded by a striking mountain range that cherishes the world's two highest peaks, Mt. Everest and K2.
Tibet holds a unique culture due to its geography and climate condition. This tour will provide you the opportunity to closely observe the history, culture, art, and craft of Tibet. You can encounter the uniqueness of Tibet through its food, panoramic vista, snow-capped mountains, energetic cities, and world-famous monasteries that demonstrate the rich and fulfilled Tibetan culture.
Nepal is known as the home of the great Himalayas. It is the sanctuary of the Mount. Everest and some of the rarest species of flora and fauna are found in sub-tropical forests of Nepal such as Chitwan national park. Nepal is known for its authentic and rich culture which is adored by people all over the world. Nepal has some of the most fascinating traditions and beliefs. Nepalese people are known for their festivals such as the Indra Jatra festival. There are many historical monuments that are listed as UNESCO World heritage sites, which you will be exploring in your Nepal and Nepal Tibet Tour.
This combined Nepal Tibet tour package is designed on the basis of minimum stay in Nepal and Tibet, however the trip can be extended upon individual travel requirements. You can share your ideas and interests in places in Nepal and Tibet and we will design a customized itinerary for you.
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- Astounding Pokhara beneath the roof of the Himalayas.
- UNESCO’s world heritage sites in Kathmandu.
- Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama.
- Jokhang Temple is a spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet.
- Monks debate on Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery.
- Yamdrok-Tso is a sacred lake with stunning blue water on an almost deserted mountain background.
Cultural traits are the main things to experience in a city filled with cultural beauty. Ancient architecture is another thing to experience in both Nepal and Tibet. Kathmandu and Pokhara are the most popular valleys on the southern slopes of the Himalayas. Kathmandu is the capital and the ancient cultural valley of Nepal. It has a lot of cultural attractions and heritages. While Kathmandu is the cultural center of Nepal, Pokhara exhibits the best Himalayan views with three beautiful lakes in its vicinity. The morning sunrise view from Sarangkot adds extra charm to this tour. The world-famous UNESCO seven out of ten heritage sites reside inside Kathmandu valley.
Tibet offers panoramic Himalayan views, nomadic lands, lush valleys, The Potala Palace, Lhasa, Gyantse, Jokhang, and Sera. In addition, Holy Yamdrok Lake, Karo glacier, and Tashilhunpo Monastery are other attractions. Moreover, Tashilumpo Monastery stores the biggest copper Buddha statue in the world. It possesses a unique culture, firmly rooted in Tibetan religion, but with strong influence from the geography of the Himalayas, and the neighboring civilizations of India and China geographically. Also, The highlights of this tour are the Tibetan architectural treasure, The Potala Palace, Jokhang, and Sera.
What to expect from Nepal Tibet tour package?
Exposure to the most colorful culture and unspoiled nature which are unique from the rest of the world. Nepal provides an amazing experience of a lifetime where you will be experiencing the spirited culture and all the historical sites which have a history of their own. Folktails, ancient traditions, and vibrant culture never fail to amaze its visitors.
The capital city Kantipur, presently known as Kathmandu is also known as the city of Temples because there are more than 30 major Temples in Kathmandu excluding other small temples that are equally important. Due to its rich culture, you can see unique traditions which cannot be seen in any other part of the world, for example, Indra Jatra which is the biggest street festival in Kathmandu and is dedicated to the Living Goddess Kumari.
Arts and crafts are one-of-a-kind, complex wooden carvings which are done by the Newar people (Native Nepalese). You can see these wood carvings in almost every monument and historical place. Nepal is best known for its beautiful yet brutal mountains that grant majestic vistas which are an inspiration to travelers. Historical sites that you will be visiting on your tour are Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar square.
Tibet is also known as the holy place where the Dalai Lama was born who is one of the spiritual leaders. Tibet is highly influenced by Buddhism and is a sanctuary for the most influential monasteries. Many people visit Tibet for their spiritual tranquility. Tibet is also home to well-known Tibetan Buddhists. Tibet has iconic monasteries which are one of a kind and are examples of great architecture with deep spiritual meanings.
You will be visiting some of the iconic monasteries such as the majestic Potala Palace, Johang, Drepung, and other historical places. This tour will allow you to learn about its uniqueness, historical, and cultural significance. Along with it, It will help you to witness the natural beauties of these two different countries consisting of their own blend of specialties.
Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you at Kathmandu Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
At. 06:00 PM: In the evening we will meet for a coffee and will brief you on the details of your tour program.
At 09:00 AM: Have your breakfast and be ready for today's guided Kathmandu cultural sightseeing. You will be exploring some of the UNESCO-listed world heritage sites of Nepal, located within the Kathmandu valley.
At. 09:30 AM: Visit Pashupatinath temple.
At. 11:30 AM: Visit the Boudhanath stupa, you can have your lunch around the Boudhanath, there are several local and continental restaurants and cafes within the Boudhanath square along with the stupa view from the rooftop.
At. 02:00 PM: Visit Swayambhunath Stupa.
At. 04:00 PM: At the end, visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, the famous local market area of old Kathmandu.
At. 06:00 PM: You will be dropped back at your hotel.
Drive to Pokhara
At. 08:00 AM: After you have your early morning breakfast, start driving towards Pokhara, Pokhara is 210 KM far from Kathmandu, and takes approximately 6-7 hours to reach. On the way, you can participate in river rafting at Trishuli River (Rafting costs USD 30 per person) or also can visit Manakamana temple by cable car (A cable car ticket is USD 22 per person).
At. 05:00 PM: Once you reach the hotel, complete your checking and get refreshed. Today’s evening will be leisurely so you can either rest or self-explore the nearby area.
Sarangkot Sunrise | Pokhara Sightseeing
At. 05:00 AM: Today early in the morning, you will drive to Sarangkot hilltop to experience a breathtaking sunrise view through the Himalayan range. Three out of eight 8000m mountains (Dhaulagiri 8167 m, Manaslu 8163 m and Annapurna 8091 m) can be seen from Sarangkot.
At. 10:00 AM: After sunrise, visit and breakfast at the hotel you will advance for a day sightseeing of the major attractions of Pokhara such as David's fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, World Peace Pagoda, International Mountain Museum, and Fewa Lake. Short boating at Fewa lake is recommended.
Drive back to Kathmandu
At. 09:00 AM: After you have your breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu.
At. 04:00 PM: Upon arriving in Kathmandu check in at the hotel and you will have free time for self-exploration, you can rest at the hotel or visit the lively streets of Kathmandu.
Fly to Lhasa - Welcome to Tibet!
At. 07:30 AM: We will drop you at Kathmandu airport for your onward flight to Lhasa.
At. 12:00 PM: After arrival and visa formalities and the collection of baggage, in Lhasa, a local tour guide will welcome you at the airport, then transfer you to the hotel. Acclimate to the high altitude in the hotel.
Lhasa City Sightseeing
At. 08:30 AM: The tour will begin from the UNESCO World Heritage site – Potala Palace. It’s situated at 12,139 feet above sea level. It is a 13-story high building that contains over 1,000 rooms, various statues, stupas, murals, and relics.
Then continue to Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet. Next, to the temple, there is Bakhor Street, filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewelry.
Monasteries Exploration in Lhasa
At. 08:00 AM: In the morning, tourists are going to visit the Drepung monastery. It is one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416. Ganden palace was used as the Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala Palace.
In the afternoon, you visit Sera Monastery. It is also one of the “three great Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419. The highlight is the Monk's debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon.
Lhasa | Gyantse | Shigatse
At. 08:00 AM: Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. Admire the Gampala pass (4790 m) on the way, and get a glimpse of Yamdrok-Tso (4400m), surrounded by many snow-capped mountains. Then continue to drive west towards Gyantse. In Gyantse, tourists visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After a one and half hour's drive, you will arrive in Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet.
Shigatse to Lhasa
At. 07:30 AM: Today, you will explore the Tashi lhunpo monasteries of Gelug Sect, the seat of the Panchen Lama, built-in 1447. The monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha (Buddha of the future) and a tomb of the Panchen Lama. It contains jewels and gold. In the afternoon, you will drive back to Lhasa, which will take around 6 hours.
Flight Back to Kathmandu
At. 08:00 AM: Today after you have your breakfast you will be dropped off at the airport for your ongoing flight to Kathmandu. After arrival and visa formalities and the collection of baggage, you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Once you reach the hotel, complete your checking and get refreshed. Today’s evening will be leisurely so you can go shopping and collect some souvenirs and have quality time, however, we recommend a guide.
(Have a safe home return!):We will drop you back at the Kathmandu airport to board your outbound flight before 3 hours of flight time.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I customize the trip itinerary?
Yes, absolutely. Altitude Himalaya will be more than happy to customize the trip itinerary to your preference in terms of duration, cost, and party size.
Why is Potala Palace called the winter palace of the Dalai Lama?
Potala Palace is called the Winter place of the Dalai lama because it is the traditional residence of the Dalai lama.
What is Tibetan culture about?
Tibetan culture is all about art, literature, and music that contains the prevailing Buddhist beliefs.
Which mountains are visible from Pokhara?
You can see Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and Annapurna mountain peaks can be seen from Pokhara.
What kind of food should I try in Tibet?
Tsampa is the most consumed food by the locals and also the national food of Tibet, it is made out of roasted barley flour and butter tea. It is a steeple enjoyed by pretty much everyone.
What is Newa architecture and where can we see them in Nepal?
Newa architecture is an indigenous style of architecture applied by the Newari people in the Kathmandu valley in Nepal. It is the style used in buildings ranging from stupa to Chaitya monastery to county yard structures and distinctive houses. You can see them in Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Where can I go shopping in Kathmandu for souvenirs?
you can visit Thamel to buy unique items which are mostly handmade such as intricate wood carvings, thangka paintings, pottery items, and other textiles such as pashmina items.
All required airport pick-up and drop-off on a private basis.
Private vehicle with A/C for all mentioned transportation and sightseeing.
Kathmandu to Lhasa and Lhasa to Kathmandu flight transfer.
All (11nights) hotel accommodation is based on double/twin sharing deluxe rooms at 3 star hotels.
Sightseeing entrance fees.
Daily Breakfast at the hotel throughout the trip.
English-speaking local and experienced tour guide in Tibet and during the cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu.
English-speaking local and experienced tour guide in Bhutan and Tibet, and during the cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu.
All government and tourism taxes.
Driver’s allowance, salary, fuel cost, and toll taxes.
One complimentary Nepali cultural dinner in Kathmandu.
All required permits and visa fees to Tibet.
Nature of personal expenses.
Lunch and dinner aren’t included.
Nepal visa cost. (You will require 2 passport size photos and 40 USD cash to get a visa on arrival, can fill the form online before reaching)
Tips to the drivers and guides. (not required but recommended)
Services that aren't mentioned above.