17 day Nepal and Tibet Tour is combination of experience in to major historical monuments of Nepal and Tibet. Reach at different ethnic group, touch their real life and know their typical cultures of local peoples while touring in Nepal and Tibet. Entirely driving tour reach at lowland region Chitawan National Park of Nepal to experience best wildlife activities. Pokhara is famous natural city of Nepal to view scenic green valley with biggest beautiful lakes surroundings. Get Himalaya’s views of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, Lamjung Himal including two over 8000 miters Himalayas Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. Explore monasteries and pilgrimage spots at birth place of Buddha in Lumbini. A familiar professional tour guide from Nepal Highland Treks assist you in entire tour by providing best information related in each historical and natural monuments.
A scenic Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa begins your tour to Tibet. You also have option to make it one way overland tour while coming back. Explore historical cities Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse with local Tibetan guide. Driving towards Everest Base Camp crosses many of decorative high passes. Beautiful lakes views in scenic landscape which are picturesque. Potala Palace at Lhasa, Norbulinka Palace, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang temple and Sera monastery which are jewels of Tibet. Walking on the old typical street to explore typical Tibetan goods at Barkhor squire. Tour itinerary includes Gyantse Dzong in Gyantse and Tasilampo monastery in Shigatse. Visit oldest and important monastery Ronbuk Monastery near at Everest Base Camp.
Tour itinerary of Nepal Tibet is general one. Nepal Highland Treks can customize it as per yourp interest. You can add adventure activities in Nepal like trekking in the Himalaya. Tour cost is based on 2 pax in entire trip although we can provide you best option to join our suitable group if you are single traveler which can help to make your cost reasonable. You also can chose three country tours “Tour in Nepal Tibet and Bhutan” in your single travel plan.
Day 01:Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Nagarkot and Overnight at Hotel 2195m
Day 02:Explore Nagarkot, Changunrayan, Bhaktapur Durbar Squire, Bauddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple. overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 1350m
Day 03:Drive to Pokhara (200 km. 6 Hours) 827m. Overnight at Hotel
Day 04:Sightseeing in Pokhara and hike to Australian camp (2000m). Overnight at local lodge
Day 05:Hike back to Kande and drive to Lumbini. Overnight at hotel
Day 06:Visit Lumbini and drive to Chitawan National Park, Jungle activities and overnight at Resort
Day 07:Chitawan Jungle activities. Overnight at Resort
Day 08:Jungle activities and drive back to Kathmandu. Preparation of Tibet tour and overnight at Hotel
Day 09:Fly to Lhasa (3,656m) Overnight at Hotel
Day 10:Sightseeing in Lhasa. overnight at Hotel
Day 11:Second day sightseeing in Lhasa. overnight at Hotel
Day 12:Drive Lhasa to Shigatse (3840m) via Gyantse. Overnight at Hotel. (270 km/ 7 Hours
Day 13:Drive Shigatse to Ronbuk Monastery (5,000m). Overnight at guest house. (330km/ 7 Hours)
Day 14:Exploration Everest Base Camp (5200m) and drive back to Shigatse (3900m). Overnight at Hotel
Day 15:Drive back to Lhasa and Overnight at Hotel
Day 16:Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 17:Final Departure to Home
Cost of the tour is based on 2 pax group. If you are single and want to have your own private tour, single supplementary charge will apply. Similarly if group size is more than 2 pax we reduce tour cost. We may have group joining option for Tibet to make your cost reasonable. We provide general tour itinerary of Nepal Tibet Tour, it can be customized as per your interest and timeframe.
Day 1Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Nagarkot and Overnight at Hotel 2195mPickup you from International airport. Drop you to Nagarkot. It is 32 kilometer driving takes about 1 hours time. Nagarkot is one of the hill side near from Kathmandu is good spot to explore green valleys and Mountain with best sunrise view. Check in hotel and little discussion about your program. Enjoy your evening staying in cool place
Day 2Explore Nagarkot, Changunrayan, Bhaktapur Durbar Squire, Bauddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple. overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 1350mEarly in the morning explore Mountain and sunrise view from Nagarkot. Take your time to take breakfast. we than start our tour to Changunarayan Temple (A beautiful and historical temple is a living museum with genuine work of art). Bhaktapur Durbar Squire (Oldest king palace, City of Devotees,the City of Culture, the Living Heritage, and 'Nepal's Cultural Gem), Bauddhanath stupa (Largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple) and Pashupatinath temple (most sacred Hindu temples of Nepal with livings arts and architectures). After tour tour, drive to Thamel, Touristic hub of Kathmandu and overnight
Day 3Drive to Pokhara (200 km. 6 Hours) 827m. Overnight at Hotel After your breakfast in Hotel, start drive tour. Driving through busy highway along with bank of Trisuli River. Famous for white water rafting, Trisuli River can also in your itinerary. Driving path itself is scenic landscape and mountain views. Reach at Pokhara and check in Hotel. In clear weather you can view Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Fishtail and more from pokhara. Depend on time, we make Fewa Lake boating tour at late afternoon, visit Tal Barahi temple at the middle of Lake. Explore around lake side at Evening.
Day 4Sightseeing in Pokhara and hike to Australian camp (2000m). Overnight at local lodge After breakfast in Hotel, we visit David Fall (Big Waterfall from inside tunnel), Gupteswor Mahadev cave and International mountain museum (Collection of Custom, dress and lifestyle of Typical Ethnic group of Nepal). We then drive to Kande for hiking to Australian camp. An option, we also can drive to Dhampus (scenic village) if hiking feel complicated. It is about 2 hours mild hiking. Stay from of Himalayan, greenery hills and Lake view. couples of local tea houses are there to stay
Day 5Hike back to Kande and drive to Lumbini. Overnight at hotel Explore best sunrise and Himalayan view from Australian camp. We spend whole morning here. Hike back from Australian camp or Drive back from Dhampus to Kande. Drive to Lumbini via Palpa Tansen passing through beautiful villages and monuments. We can stop one the way at better view point. Reach at Lumbini by evening and transfer to Hotel
Day 6Visit Lumbini and drive to Chitawan National Park, Jungle activities and overnight at Resort Visit birth place of Buddha. Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, Holy pond. visit monasteries around build by different countries. We drive to Chitawan National park. It is about 4 hours driving from here. Check in Hotel. Village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus. Visit to the National Park Visitor's center where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife & Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River. Dinner and overnight
Day 7Chitawan Jungle activities. Overnight at Resort After your breakfast, Canoe ride along the Rapti River. An excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the 2 rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. + Jungle Walk + on the way back one can enjoy the elephant bathing. After Llunch, Elephant Safari. An excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky).You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home. At Evening, Tharu cultural dance presentation or Slides show presentation. Dinner at overnight.
Day 8Jungle activities and drive back to Kathmandu. Preparation of Tibet tour and overnight at HotelAfter breakfast, Visit to the Government Elephant Breeding Center. Come back to Lodge and start driving to Kathmandu. it is 5 to 6 hours driving. you also can choose flight to Kathmandu from Chitawan. Reach and transfer to Hotel. Meet the representative of Nepal Highland Treks to talk and prepare your next trip to Tibet.
Day 9Fly to Lhasa (3,656m) Overnight at Hotel After breakfast you are taken to Kathmandu airport for your flight to Lhasa. Fly with Air china or Sichuan Air. On arrival at Lhasa Airport you are met and taken by our Tibetan guide to your hotel Lhasa where you will spend the nights. This afternoon is at leisure and it is necessary to relax and acclimatize.
Day 10Sightseeing in Lhasa. overnight at Hotel After your breakfast start to visit major places in Lhasa city. The Potala Palace: Winter palace of Dalai lama considering of 13 stories and 1000 rooms. Drepung Monastery: the biggest and the richest of all the monasteries in Tibet. School of over 10000 monks and governed 7700 subsidiary monasteries. Bharkhor Bazaar: largest and oldest market in Tibet. You walk through the heart of old Lhasa with its narrow streets white- washed stone homes, windows framed in black and brightly painted woodwork and almost everyone has something to sell.
Day 11Second day sightseeing in Lhasa. overnight at Hotel After your breakfast, start to visit Sera Monastery: Situated to the north of Central Lhasa, it is Tibet’s the second largest monastery. Jokhang Temple: Situated in the heart of old Lhasa, it is the most sacred and oldest temple in Lhasa. Norbulinkha Palace: The “Jewel Park” as it is known in Tibetan, was built in the 18th century by 7th Dalai Lama and served as the summer palace of the 13th and 14th Dalai Lamas. back to hotel for overnight
Day 12Drive Lhasa to Shigatse (3840m) via Gyantse. Overnight at Hotel. (270 km/ 7 HoursDrive start after your breakfast in Lhasa. You can view golden field on the bank of Lhasa River. Passing several high passes get clear view of Tibetan Himalayas and giant glacier called Khorala glacier 7200 miter high. Reach Shigatse, second largest city in Tibet and administrative center of west Tibet. Mount Everest is just 5 hours driving from here.
Day 13Drive Shigatse to Ronbuk Monastery (5,000m). Overnight at guest house. (330km/ 7 Hours)Leave Shigatse after your breakfast and drive to Lhatse. It is a small town where you can take lunch. Further drive to Shegar. If the weather is clear enough then on the way down to shegar you will view the Mt, Everest from the distance. After 4 to 6 hours then you will arrive at Rongbuk monastery through pang la pass (5050m) from that’s pass you will view the whole five highest peaks in the world.
Day 14Exploration Everest Base Camp (5200m) and drive back to Shigatse (3900m). Overnight at HotelEarl in the morning, derive to Everest base Camp from Ronbuk Monastery. You can see the sunrise appearing on the top of Mt Everest, and have a full view the magnificent Mt. Everest standing like a snow-capped pyramid. After visiting base camp, drive back to Shigatse.
Day 15Drive back to Lhasa and Overnight at HotelSame way back to Lhasa. Option to drive via Yamdrok Lake by starting early morning from Shigatse. get ready for your next fly back to Kathmandu tomorrow early in the morning. You have to start very early in the morning from Lhasa to Gonggar Airport. Our guide from Tibet will assist you
Day 16Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Early in the morning drive to Gonggar airport from Lhasa city. Fly to Kathmandu. Representative from Nepal Highland Treks pickup you from international airport and transfer to Hotel. It is rest day at Kathmandu. You still can choose some activities around valley. Visit Katahmadu Durbar squire and Swoyambhunath stupa is ideal one.
Day 17Final Departure to Home Drop you to International airport for your final departure. It is rules that you reach at airport 3 hours before your flight time.