Duration of Trips14 Days
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Max. Altitude:Lhatse (4,350m)
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Nepal and Tibet Tour
Experience the best of Nepal and Tibet with our combined tour, designed to offer convenience, cost-effectiveness, and a diverse range of experiences. Whether you prefer a group tour or a private departure from Kathmandu, we have options to suit your preferences. You can choose to travel by land or take a flight for a seamless transition between these two captivating destinations.
Embark on a journey that seamlessly combines the historical and cultural attractions of the Kathmandu Valley with the awe-inspiring landscapes and profound Buddhist heritage of Tibet. Starting in Kathmandu, you'll have the opportunity to explore a variety of cultural and historical sites, immersing yourself in the rich heritage of Nepal.
Next, you'll drive to Lhasa via Kerung, the capital of Tibet, where you'll delve into the city's monasteries and other cultural gems. Witness the architectural marvel of the Potala Palace, visit the revered Jokhang Temple, and embrace the spiritual ambiance that permeates the city. Continuing your adventure, you'll travel to Gyantse and Shigatse, experiencing the beauty of Tibet's countryside and discovering more of its unique heritage. Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of Tibetan monasteries, witness stunning mountain vistas, and connect with the profound spirituality that fills the air.
After exploring Gyantse and Shigatse, you'll drive to Lhasa before flying back to Kathmandu, where your remarkable journey concludes.
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu/ Nepal/ transfer to hotel
Day 02/04Visa preparation day and City tour in Kathmandu / Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 05Kathmandu (1,310M) to Kerung 165km. 07 – 08 hrs drive.
Day 06Kerung Town (2,800m) to Tengri (4,300m) / Lhatse (4,350m) 370 hrs. Drive
Day 07Lhatse (4,350m) to Shigatse (3,900m) 235KM/ 265km 05 -06 hrs Drive.
Day 08Shigatse (3,900m) to Gyantse (3,950m) 90km 04 -05 hrs Drive
Day 09Gyantse (3,950m) to Lhasa (3,650m) 261 km05 -06 hrs Drive
Day 10/11SIGHTSEEING IN LHASA (3,600m)
Day 12Lhasa to Kathmandu by Fly
Day 13Free day in kathmandu
Day 14Fly Back from Nepal after breakfast, transfer to airport for flight back to Home.
- Airport pickup and drop
- Accomudation in Kathmandu and Tibet on BB basic
- Guided city tour to Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur
- All travel permits for Tibet
- English speaking Tibetan tour guide in Tibet
- All transportation in Nepal & Tibet as per the itinerary
- Single stay need to pay the single room supplement.
- Entrance fees for the places listed in the Itinerary
- One time welcome meal for the group
- Transportation costs to and from Tibet
- Chinese visa fees and passport fees
- Lunch and dinner
- Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
- Tips to the driver and guide
Note: This combined Nepal and Tibet tour offers the perfect blend of bustling urban energy in Kathmandu and the serene and tranquil ambiance of Tibet's monasteries.
Can you provide some information about Nepal and Tibet tours?
- Certainly! Nepal and Tibet are both beautiful destinations in South Asia, each offering unique cultural and natural experiences. A combined Nepal and Tibet tour allows you to explore the highlights of both regions, immersing yourself in the rich heritage, stunning landscapes, and spiritual traditions.
How can I reach Nepal and Tibet?
- The most common way to reach Nepal is by air. Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is the main international gateway to Nepal. Several major airlines operate flights to Kathmandu from various cities around the world.
To reach Tibet, you can either fly into Lhasa Gonggar Airport, which is the main airport in Tibet, or you can enter overland from Nepal via the Friendship Highway, which connects Kathmandu to Lhasa.
What are some popular attractions in Nepal?
- Nepal is known for its breathtaking mountain landscapes, including the majestic Himalayas. Some popular attractions in Nepal include:
Mount Everest: The world's highest peak attracts adventurers and mountaineers from around the globe. While reaching the summit requires advanced climbing skills, you can also enjoy incredible views by trekking to Everest Base Camp.
Kathmandu Valley: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to several ancient cities, including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan. Explore their Durbar Squares, temples, palaces, and intricate Newari architecture.
Pokhara: A picturesque city located near the Annapurna mountain range. It's a gateway to popular trekking trails and offers stunning views of mountains, serene lakes, and adventure activities like paragliding.
Chitwan National Park: Located in southern Nepal, this national park is famous for its wildlife, including the endangered one-horned rhinoceros and Bengal tigers. Enjoy jungle safaris, canoe rides, and cultural experiences with local Tharu communities.
Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha: Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha, was born in 623 B.C. in the famous gardens of Lumbini, which soon became a place of pilgrimage.
How difficult is it to obtain a Tibet group visa from Kathmandu?
- Obtaining a Tibet group visa from Kathmandu takes around 4 days to process the visa at the Chinese embassy, and each traveler's biometric data is required, so they need to be physically present at the embassy in Kathmandu. A minimum of 4 persons is required to apply for a Tibet group visa.
What are some popular attractions in Tibet?
- Tibet is renowned for its spiritual heritage, high-altitude landscapes, and monasteries. Here are some popular attractions in Tibet:
Potala Palace: Located in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, this iconic palace was the winter residence of the Dalai Lama. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site and showcases exquisite Tibetan architecture, artwork, and religious artifacts.
Jokhang Temple: Situated in Lhasa, this revered Buddhist temple is considered the most sacred in Tibet. Pilgrims from all over Tibet come here to pay their respects.
Mount Kailash: Regarded as a sacred mountain in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bon religion, Mount Kailash is an important pilgrimage site. Trekking around its base and performing the kora (circumambulation) is a spiritually significant activity.
Yamdrok Lake: One of Tibet's stunning lakes, Yamdrok offers picturesque views of turquoise waters surrounded by snow-capped mountains. It's believed to be a sacred lake and holds great significance for Tibetans.
Are there any specific requirements for traveling to Tibet?
- Yes, there are some requirements for traveling to Tibet. Firstly, Tibet is an autonomous region of China, and foreign visitors need a Tibet Travel Permit (also known as the Tibet Entry Permit) to enter. This permit can only be obtained through a registered tour operator, and you must be part of an organized tour to visit Tibet.
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