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Nepal and Tibet Tour

Nepal and Tibet Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Country

    Country: Nepal

  • Trip grade

    Trip grade: Easy

  • Destination

    Destination: Nepal/Tibet

  • Activities

    Activities: Cultural Sightseeing

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation: Hotels

  • Meals

    Meals: Breakfast included

  • Transportation

    Transportation: Private vehicle/Plane

  • Maximum altitude

    Maximum altitude: Lhasa (3,656m)

  • Group size

    Group size: 2 pax min

  • Trip Start / End

    Trip Start / End: Kathmandu - Kathmandu

  • Best Season

    Best Season: Jan-Jun, Sep-Dec

The Nepal and Tibet tour is a fascinating trip that allows you to experience the rich cultural and natural wonders of both countries. Nepal offers breathtaking mountain scenery, ancient temples, and vibrant cities, while Tibet is known for its unique Buddhist culture and stunning landscapes.

The tour typically starts in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, where you can explore the historic Durbar Square, visit sacred Hindu and Buddhist sites, and immerse yourself in the bustling markets. From there, you can embark on a scenic drive or take a short flight to Pokhara, a charming lakeside city nestled in the shadow of the Annapurna range. Here, you can enjoy boating on Phewa Lake, hike to the World Peace Pagoda, or go paragliding for a bird’s eye view of the mountains. 

Next, you will journey to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, which is often referred to as the “Roof of the World”. In Lhasa, you can explore the iconic Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, and the Sera and Drepung monasteries. You can also experience traditional Tibetan culture by attending a local Tibetan opera performance or visiting a Tibetan family.

Outside of Lhasa, you can travel across the awe-inspiring Tibetan plateau, stopping at iconic destinations such as Namtso Lake, Yamdrok Lake, and the Everest Base Camp. Along the way, you can witness the rugged beauty of the Himalayas, encounter Tibetan nomads, and discover the unique flora and fauna of the region.

Nepal and Tibet’s tour offers a blend of adventure, spirituality, and cultural discovery. Whether you are interested in trekking in the Himalayas, exploring ancient monasteries, or simply immersing yourself in the unique blend of Hindu and Buddhist traditions, this tour is sure to leave you with lasting.

Nepal and Tibet Tour Highlights:

  • Sightseeing at UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • Visit the beautiful lakeside town of Pokhara.
  • Sarangkot sunrise over the Himalayas.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa.
  • Visit Potala Palce, Barkhor Street & many more in Lhasa.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1400m)
Day 02: In Kathmandu – Cultural sightseeing
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara & half-day tour
Day 04: Sarangkot Sunrise Tour & Pokhara City Sightseeing
Day 05: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 06: Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,656m) flight
Day 07: In Lhasa – Sightseeing
Day 08: In Lhasa – Sightseeing
Day 09: Lhasa to Kathmandu flight
Day 10: Kathmandu – Depart

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by the vibrant atmosphere of Nepal’s capital city. After completing the necessary arrival procedures, you will be transferred to your accommodation. Take some time to rest and adjust to the new surroundings.

Hotel

Explore the cultural wonders of Kathmandu on a guided tour. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Immerse yourself in the rich history, art, and spirituality of Nepal.

Hotel
Breakfast included

Take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, a picturesque lakeside city nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. Upon arrival, embark on a half-day tour of Pokhara, visiting attractions such as Phewa Lake, Devi’s Fall, and the International Mountain Museum.

Hotel
Breakfast included

Wake up early to witness the mesmerizing sunrise over the Annapurna mountain range from Sarangkot. Afterward, explore more of Pokhara with a city sightseeing tour, including the Peace Pagoda, Tibetan Refugee Camp, and Bindabasini Temple. Enjoy the serene ambiance and natural beauty of this enchanting city.

Hotel
Breakfast included

Bid farewell to Pokhara as you take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, spend the rest of the day at your leisure. You can explore the vibrant markets, indulge in Nepali cuisine, or simply relax and reflect on your journey so far.

Hotel
Breakfast included

Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. Experience the unique blend of Tibetan culture, Buddhist traditions, and breathtaking landscapes. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Lhasa. Take some time to acclimate to the high altitude.

Hotel
Breakfast included

Embark on a full day of sightseeing in Lhasa. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Potala Palace, the winter residence of the Dalai Lama, and the Jokhang Temple, a significant religious site for Tibetan Buddhists. Explore Barkhor Street, known for its bustling markets and traditional Tibetan architecture.

Hotel
Breakfast included

Continue your exploration of Lhasa with visits to the Drepung Monastery, one of the largest monastic institutions in Tibet, and the Sera Monastery, famous for its Buddhist scripture debates. Immerse yourself in the spiritual and cultural atmosphere of Lhasa.

Hotel
Breakfast included

Say goodbye to Lhasa as you board a flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, transfer to your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. You can take this opportunity to explore more of Kathmandu or simply relax and reflect on your journey.

Hotel
Breakfast Included

On the final day of your trip, bid farewell to Nepal as you depart from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. Take with you cherished memories of the cultural richness, natural beauty, and warm hospitality you experienced in both Nepal and Tibet.

Breakfast included

What is included?

  • Airport pick-up and drop services.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by flight.
  • Hotel accommodation in Nepal & Tibet with breakfast
  • All applicable tourist entrance, monumental fees.
  • Sightseeing in Nepal & Tibet as per program.
  • Necessary Tibet Travel Permit.
  • All the Government and local taxes.

What is not included?

  • International airfares including (Tibet flights)
  • Personal insurance.
  • Nepal entry visa fee – Visa can be obtained upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch & dinner in Nepal or Tibet.
  • Bar bills, alcoholic drinks & beverages.
  • Other expenses of personal nature (phone calls, laundry etc.)
  • Tips to guide or drivers

 

FAQ's

1. What is the Nepal and Tibet Tour?
The Nepal and Tibet Tour is an exciting journey that combines visits to two stunning Himalayan countries – Nepal and Tibet (China). This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the cultural heritage, ancient traditions, and breathtaking landscapes of both countries

2. What is the duration of the Nepal and Tibet Tour?
The duration of the Nepal and Tibet Tour is 9 nights and 10 days.

3. What are the major highlights of the Nepal and Tibet Tour?
The major highlights of the Nepal and Tibet Tour include exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, experiencing the scenic beauty of the Himalayas in Nepal, visiting the sacred monasteries and Potala Palace in Tibet, and enjoying the stunning views of Mount Everest and other majestic peaks.

4. How do I travel between Nepal and Tibet during the tour?
To travel between Nepal and Tibet, you can either take a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa.

5. Do I need separate visas for Nepal and Tibet?
Yes, you will need separate visas for each country. You can obtain the Nepal visa upon arrival at the Kathmandu airport or other designated entry points. For Tibet, you will need a special Tibet Travel Permit, which can be arranged by a tour operator.

6. Is the Nepal and Tibet Tour suitable for families and groups?
Yes, the Nepal and Tibet Tour is suitable for families, groups, and individual travellers of all ages. It offers a diverse and enriching experience, making it enjoyable for everyone.

7. What is the best time to go on the Nepal and Tibet tours?
The best time for the Nepal and Tibet Tour is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer pleasant weather, clear skies, and excellent visibility, making sightseeing and outdoor activities more enjoyable.

Equipment


Packing will require some careful planning, as you'll be traveling through various landscapes and experiencing different activities. Here's a comprehensive packing list to help you prepare:

Clothing:

  • Lightweight, moisture-wicking and breathable clothing during summer
  • Warm jackets or sweater during winter
  • Long-sleeve shirts and pants for sun protection and to cover up during temple visits
  • Insulating layers for cooler evenings
  • Rain jacket or poncho (especially during the monsoon season)
  • Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots
  • Flip-flops or sandals for casual wear
  • Swimsuit (if you plan to use the hotel pools)
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Socks and underwear

Travel Essentials:

  • Passport, visa, and photocopies
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Money belt or hidden pouch for valuables
  • Power adapter and voltage converter (Nepal uses the Type C and Type D electrical plugs)

Health and Personal Items:

  • Prescription medications and necessary medical supplies
  • First-aid kit with essentials like bandaids, antiseptic, pain relievers, and diarrhea medication
  • Insect repellent (for Chitwan National Park)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with high SPF
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Towel and washcloth

Outdoor Gear 

  • Daypack or backpack for day trips
  • Water bottle with a purification system or purification tablets
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Multi-tool or pocket knife
  • Ziplock bags (for organizing and protecting items)

Miscellaneous:

  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Camera, extra batteries, and memory cards
  • Books or travel guides
  • Notebooks and pens
  • Travel pillow and earplugs (for more comfortable rest during long bus rides)
  • Also, consider the season and specific activities you'll be doing in each location, as weather conditions can vary.
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