Nepal & Central Tibet Tour

Nepal tour and Tibet tour combination will be once is a lifetime experience for you. This tour will start from melting pot and the capital of Nepal Kathmandu where you will visit beautiful Durbar Squares “Where the kings used to live in medieval times”, visit biggest Buddhist monasteries, and an immense cultural diversity.

The tour proceeds to Tibet “The Roof of the World”. Here, you will visit some of the magical and fabulous monasteries and century old caravan trails. You will explore the famous Potala palace, see the pilgrims in Jokhang temple, make a circuit of Bharkhor market, and sera monastery among others. You will drive to Gyantse to visit the famous Tashilumpho monastery, drive to Gyantse to visit famous Khumbum & Pelkhor stupa. You will also explore fresh water lakes, Yamdrok Tso, which is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. You will fly back to Kathmandu and your tour will end with a beautiful farewell dinner with cultural shows.

Inclusions:
    Nepal Part:
  1. 3 nights accommodation at the hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  2. Arrival & departure transfer by private vehicle with service of our English speaking representative
  3. Sightseeing tours as per the program with service of a lo9cal English speaking guide
  4. Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural shows
  5. Applicable entrance fees (except in museums)
  6. Applicable government taxes
  7. Tibet Part:
  8. 3 nights accommodation at the hotel in Lhasa with breakfast
  9. 1 night accommodation at the hotel in Shigatse with breakfast
  10. 1 night accommodation at the hotel in Gyantse with breakfast
  11. Arrival and departure transfers in Lhasa with service of a local English speaking representative
  12. Sightseeing tours in Tibet as per the program on private basis with service of a local Tibetan English speaking guide
  13. Tibet Travel permit
  14. Monasteries entrance fees
  15. Emergency portable oxygen cylinder in the vehicle
  16. Trip briefing by Tibet expert & entertain question
  17. Trip Information pack
  18. Gift pack (prayer flag or string of flag & paper prayer Lungtha)
Exclusions:
  1. International airfare
  2. Kathmandu/Lhasa/Kathmandu air tickets (will be provided separately- Must be added over4 tour price)
  3. Visa fee (USD 90 per person/USD 180 for American nationals- Will be collected in USD cash upon arrival in Kathmandu)
  4. Lunches/dinners (except farewell dinner in Kathmandu)
  5. Travel insurance
  6. Tips/gratuities to guides, drivers etc.

Inclusions and exclusions are as per the above program. If travelers wish to customize the tour or add some recommended optional tours we can include the same on request.

DAY 01

DAY 01: ARRIVAL – KATHMANDU (1,400M)

Arrive in Kathmandu. Meeting and assistance in the airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): XXX

DAY 02

DAY 02: KATHMANDU

After breakfast, tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square. This Durbar Square is one of the most famous attractions in Kathmandu. This is the place where the kings were crowned in the past. Visit living goddess Kumari. She comes out at a scheduled time to greet the visitors. Continue on to Swayambhunath Stupa also known as “ Monkey temple by many tourists”.

Afternoon sightseeing tour of one of the biggest and beautiful Durbar Square in the valley Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Walk through yhe stone embedded street links a string of temples, monastery, courtyards and monumental squares.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): Breakfast only

DAY 03

DAY 03: KATHMANDU – LHASA (3,656M)

After breakfast, transfer to the international airport in Kathmandu and fly to Gongaar airport. Upon arrival meet by our representative and drive to Lhasa (65 kms/1 hrs drive). Rest of the day is free for acclimatization. Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

Meal(s): Breakfast only

DAY 04

DAY 04: LHASA

After breakfast, Sightseeing tour of Jokhang Temple. The two-storeyed Jokhang is best visited in the morning, though the crowds of yak-butter-spooning pilgrims can be thick. Continue onto Sera Monastery. Approximately 5km north of central Lhasa, Sera Monastery was one of Lhasa’s two great Gelugpa monasteries, second only to Drepung.

Evening visit, Barkhor Market. For your first visit to the Barkhor, enter from Barkhor Sq, a large plaza that was cleared in 1985. Evening rest in the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

Meal(s): Breakfast only

DAY 05

DAY 05: LHASA – SHIGATSE (3,800 M)

After breakfast visit famous Potala Palace. An architectural wonder even by modern standards, the palace rises 13 storeys from 130m-high Marpo Ri (Red Hill) and contains more than 1000 rooms. Drive to Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest town. Evening relax at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Shigatse

Meal: Breakfast only

DAY 06

DAY 06: SHIGATSE – GYANTSE (3,977M)

After breakfast, visit famous Tashilumpho monastery in Shigatse. This is one of the few monasteries in Tibet to weather the stormy seas of the Cultural Revolution, Tashilhunpo remains relatively unscathed. Later, drive to Gyantse. Visit famous Khumbum & Pelkhor stupa in Gyantse. Overnight at the hotel in Gyantse.

Meal(s): Breakfast only

DAY 07

DAY 07: GYANTSE – LHASA (VIA YAMDROK TSO)

After breakfast, drive back to Lhasa via Yamdrol Tso Lake. Dazzling Yamdrok-tso is one of Tibet's four holy lakes (the others are Lhamo La-tso, Nam-tso and Manasarovar) and home to wrathful deities. It's turquoise waters are shaped like a coiling scorpion, doubling back on themselves on the western side, effectively creating a large island within its reaches. Upon arrival in Lhasa, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

Meal: Breakfast only

DAY 08

DAY 08: LHASA- KATHMANDU

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu meeting and assistance in the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Rest of the day is free.

Evening, farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural shows. After dinner, transfer back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu

Meal(s): Breakfast & farewell dinner with cultural shows

DAY 09

DAY 09: KATHMANDU – DEPARTURE

Free till departure. Transfer to the airport in time to connect your onward flight.

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