Nepal & Tibet Highlights

Nepal & Tibet Highlights 14 Days

Trip Code: HAT133

Trip Type:
Schedule Depature
Activities:
Cultural Adventures, Walking, hiking

Maximum Altitude:
3650M

Durations:
14 days

Trip Starts:
Kathmandu

Trip Ends:
Lhasa

Accomodation:
Hotels and resorts

Best Time For Travel:
Throughout the Year

Trip Over View

The two neighboring countries Nepal and Tibet are the two Himalayan kingdoms popular for their extraordinary landscape all over the world. Some things are in common like the Mount Everest and some are different like historical background, dialect between these countries but they both surely make a great pair to visit together. The wild landscape and unique Tibetan culture makes Tibet a paradise for every visitor while the glory that the Himalayan country Nepal possesses is simply inexplicable.

A visit to Nepal is about the Himalayas and its ecological and cultural diversity. Home to the tallest mountains in the world – Mt. Everest including other tall mountains, yaks and yetis, snow peaks, Gautam Buddha, Sherpa Climbers, world renowned Gurkha soldiers and so on, this landlocked country in South Asia has tremendously marked its presence and the past few years have been even more remarkable in one or the other way. The number of tourists visiting Nepal, from all over the world can be counted as nearly a million per year.

Tibet is one remarkable and beautiful place offering something distinct to every traveler. Tibet with its towering peaks is better known as the “Roof of the World” where majority of lands are above 4000 meters (13,000 feet) and the mountain ranges surrounds on three sides. Tibet is famous for its illuminate temples and monasteries, high-altitude treks, views of the world’s highest mountains and most religious and friendly people. Tibet is also a land of dramatic landscapes, scared relics, and butter lamp, chanting monks, deeply religious peaceful and welcoming people. Tibet gives you the feeling of being in completely different world so, come and join us to complete this inspiring journey for an eye-opening look into traditions and cultures far removed from those in the West.
Tibet is a breathtaking place -- trust High Asia Tours to get you there!
This 14 days tour with us will guarantee you the best time of your life as this single visit to Nepal and Tibet offers some of the best tourist attractions like Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara, lhasa, Gyantse and Yamdro Tso Lake.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmnadu.

Day 02: Kathmandu. (B).

Day 03: Kathmandu-Chitwan. (B/L/D).

Day 04: Chitwan. (B/L/D).

Day 05: Chitwan-Pokhara. (B).

Day 06: Pokhara. (B).

Day 07: Pokhara-Kathmandu. (B).

Day 08: Kathmandu-Lhasa. (B).

Day 09-10: Lhasa. (B).

Day 11: Lhasa-Gyantse. (B).

Day 12: Gyantse-Shigatse. (B).

Day 13: Shigatse-Lhasa. (B).

Day 14: Depart Lhasa. (B).

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Up on arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet the guide and get transferred to hotel. Today we will have full rest. Overnight in Kathmandu at hotel Tibet.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing (B)
Embark on tour of the day that begins in Pashupatinath Temple - the holiest Hindu temple on the bank of holy Bagmati River and one of the principal tributaries of Ganges. Admission to temple courtyard is reserved strictly for Hindus only but you will have a very good close up from the other side of the river. The temple is vibrant with the activities of the devotees. You will also get to see the Hindu cremation services on the bank of the River. From here, the giant Boudhanath stupa lies in 10 minutes distance. This has the fame as the largest Stupa in the world and one of the “must visit” site for Tibetan Buddhists in their lifetime and Tibetan refugees mostly inhabit the area. Pilgrims circumambulate the stupa with spinning prayer wheels or counting beads and uttering sacred mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum." Surrounded around the stupa are monasteries associated with different schools of Tibetan Buddhism. In the afternoon, drive 14 km northeast to Bhaktapur - the best preserved medieval Malla Principality where you can see the intricate wood and stone works in the temples, monasteries and houses of Bhaktapur. Overnight in Kathmandu at hotel Tibet.

Day 03: Kathmandu - Chitwan National Park, 4-5 hrs / 170 kms (B/L/D)
After breakfast, leave for Chitwan National Park which is one of Asia’s best preserved game park. On reaching there and after some refreshment, visit National park visitors center, acquire the information on flora & fauna of the park and visit the village of Tharu Tribal people of Chitwan whose lifestyle remain unchanged over the centuries. Overnight in Chitwan at Hotel Green Park.

Day 04: Jungle Safari activities (B/L/D)
You are busy all day today in Jungle safari activities such as elephant back safari, dug out canoeing, elephant breeding camp visit and Tharu cultural dances in the evening. Overnight in Chitwan at Hotel Green Park.

Day 05: Chitwan- Pokhara (5 hrs). (B)
Today, we have an early breakfast and leave for Pokhara - the capital of nature after refreshment stroll around the Fewa Lake. Overnight in Pokhara at Lakeside Retreat.

Day 06: Pokhara sightseeing (B)
Early morning drive to visit Sarangkot for beautiful and amazing sunrise. Check the weather before you set off! Sarangkot has the finest views of the Western Range of Himalayas (subject to weather) and the valleys. Drive back to hotel, take breakfast and explore the Fewa Lake and experience boating, visit Gupteswar Cave, Davis Fall, Tibetan Camp, the famous Bindhebasini Temple and Seti Gorges. Overnight at Lakeside Retreat.

Day 07: Pokhara-Kathamndu (6 hrs drive) (B)
After breakfast in the hotel we drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu at hotel Tibet.

Day 08: Flight to Lhasa (Alt 3,595m/11,792ft) CA 408 1045 1420) (B)
Today, we take a flight to Lhasa and upon arrival at Lhasa airport; you are met by Tibetan guide and get transferred to the hotel in the city. Take rest for acclimatization, it is important as you will/may experience some mild symptoms of altitude sickness. Drink plenty of water and take enough rest. Overnight in Lhasa at Kyichu hotel.

Day 09: At Lhasa (B)
In the morning, visit the Institute of Tibetan Medicine and visit Potala Palace - probably the principal target of most of the visitors, Sera Monastery - the last of the three Yellow Sect monasteries to be built in Lhasa and the tour concludes in Norbulinkha - the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Overnight in Lhasa at Kyichu hotel.

Day 10: At Lhasa (B)
Today, you will visit Drepung Monastery - the largest, richest and the most powerful of the three major Yellow Sect monasteries of Tibet, the ancient Jorkhang temple in the old Tibetan quarter of Lhasa and the Barkhor Street that forms the pilgrim circuit around Jorkhang Temple. Overnight in Lhasa at Kyichu hotel. 

Day 11: Lhasa-Gyantse via Yamdro Tso Lake (13467ft, 176miles, 6 1/2 hrs) (B)
Drive to Gyantse - the least Chinese influenced city along the highway. The journey involves crossing of two high passes Kamba La (15,700 ft) and Karo La (16,500ft) and follows the bank of Yamdrok Tso Lake for more than 40 miles. Check in to hotel and take rest for the day. Overnight in Gyantse at Gyantse hotel. 

Day 12: Gyantse-Shigatse (12,785ft, 57miles, 2 1/2 hrs) (B)
Visit the highlights of Gyantse such as Pelkor Chode Monastery and Kumbum Stupa. From the stupa, take rickshaw ride back to the parking and drive back to the hotel. Collect your luggage and set out for Shigatse. Check in to hotel and after refreshment; visit the famous Tashilunbo Monastery - the principal seat of Panchen Lama, the second most venerated religious leader of Tibet. Overnight in Shigatse at Manasaravor hotel. 

Day 13: Shigatse-Lhasa (6 hrs drive) (B)
Today we will drive back to Lhasa via Yarlung Tsangpu River. Overnight in Lhasa at Kyichu hotel.

Day 14: Departure (B)
After breakfast in the hotel, get transferred to the airport for flight to home or next destination.

  • Includes

    • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in 3 star standards Hotel in Tibet and Nepal.
    • Daily breakfast in the hotel in Nepal and Tibet and full meals in Chitwan.
    • All ground transfers and sightseeing by private car.
    • English speaking local guides.
    • Sightseeing admission fees.
    • Tibet Permit,Tibet Visa.


    Excludes

    • Meals other than indicated.
    • Nepal Visa: US$ 25 each.
    • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, tipping, laundry, phone etc.
    • All Lunches and dinners.
    • Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events such as flight delay, cancellation, trip interruption due to inclement weather, civil unrest etc.
    • Emergency medical transportation.
    • Travel insurance.
    • International airfares.
    • International flights in Kathmandu and out from Lhasa.