Tibet Nepal Cultural Tour

The multi country inspirational cultural tour wills presents blended cultures of Bon, Buddhist and Hindus with Ariel view of Himalayas while flying from Lhasa to Kathmandu in Single journey.The journey will starts from highest altitude residence city of the earth know Lhasa. Lhasa is filled up with sites of historic and cultural including Norbulingka, Patala Palace, Sera monastery, Jokhang temple and local market excursion at Barkhor Street.While roaming around Lhasa walk through pilgrims paths to atop of monastery where nomads to monks meet and amazing plateau landscapes with Himalayan vista seen. The Namasto lake second largest lake in Tibet plateau has turquoise color just bottom of Himalayas array. Then next flying to Kathmandu capital of Nepal then further journey to Pokhara and Lumbini. Kathmandu valley is completely different than Lhasa. Colorful Kathmandu valley is meeting point of verities of culture and excursion of religious, where respected Hindus living goddess Kumari still exist. Culture excursion continuous newari residence alley with viewing cultural diversity of Pashupatianth temple, Swayambhunath stupa, Bouddhanath stupa. Journey onward to Pokhara, a city set courtyard Annapurna Himalayan range. Amazing sunrise and sunet will be seen from Pokhara. Then it will be lifetime achievement to step in at birthplace of Lord Buddha and remaining part of palaces at Lumbini.

Trip Highlights

5 Days cultural and Heritage tour in Lhasa with witness to see most wonder of the world Potala Palaces, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang temple.

Day tour to Largest Salt Lake “Namatso Lake”

Get bless from virgin goddess and witness to see cremation of death

Lhasa-Kathmand-Paro panoramic aerial view of Himalayas, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Mt. Everest

Walk into Potala Palace exploration of Lhasa city with Tibet plateau

5 Days Cultural, Heritage and Natural excursion in Nepal including Lumbini, Pokhara and Kathmandu.

Best Season

Nepal tour is best throughout the year but regarding to Tibet should do Tibet tour in right seasons. Lhasa, EBC and Namasto Lake Tour can be done thru year but November to April is off season and cold in Tibet plateau better to visit Tibet from last week of May to last week of October.

Tibet Nepal Culture Tour

Day 01:
Arrival at Lhasa (3,670 m/12,040 Ft & 2hrs drive to Lhasa)
Day 02:
Potala Palace and Jokhang temple Sightseeing
Day 03:
Sera monastery and Drepung monastery Sightseeing
Day 04:
Namtso Lake (4,718 m/15,479 Ft)
Day 05:
Lhasa to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,429 Ft & 1hrs flight)
Day 06:
Kathmandu valley Sightseeing
Day 07:
Kathmandu to Pokhara (850 m/2,829 Ft & 25 minute flight)
Day 08:
Pokhara to Lumbini (150 m/490 Ft & 6hrs drive)
Day 09:
Sightseeing around Lumbini
Day 10:
Lumbini to Kathmandu 1hrs by flight
Day 11:
Departure

Note: The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern, which we provide you. Trek itinerary can be modified according to your interest, time and requirements. The trip cost will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provides us your details for a customized program.

Day 01 Arrival at Lhasa (3,670 m/12,040 Ft) then 2hrs drive to Lhasa

Upon your arrive at Gonggar Airport near to Lhasa. Our Tibetan guide will greed you then 2 hours drive to Lhasa. While driving to Lhasa our Tibet guide will tell brief story about Tibet. After check hotel take a rest or guide will take you around town.

Overnight at hotel

Day 02 Sightseeing around Lhasa

The altitude city is residence of Tibetan people and Chinese business city. The city has interesting Buddhist monuments and few of them granted in UNESCO world heritage sited.

Potala Palace: Potala Palace is one of the most wonder of the earth and it is located on the rock atop of Lhasa. It was build in 7th century by Songtsen Gampo for concentration then later 5th Dalai Lama renovated it and make residence for him self and since then to 14th Dalai stayed in Potala palace. Potala palace was listed in UNESCO heritage site in 1994 then it opens for visitor. The huge palace has much section where we can visit different chapel, gallery, and tomb of few Dalai Lama and office of 14th Dalai Lama.You will get great view of Lhasa city and surrounded hills.

Jokhang Temple: Jokhang temple lies near to Potala Palace and Barkhor Street and it was constructed in in reign of Songtsan Gompa. This is a most important holy place for Buddhist; you will see Nepalese and India architecture in same complex. Thousand of Buddhist devotees doing daily praying from morning to evening with praying wheel and prostrations in front of temple. During the culture uprising in Tibet the monastery was destroyed then rebuild it early 1990 then granted world heritage site in 1994.

Overnight at hotel

Day 03 Lhasa Sightseeing

After breakfast we will visit Drepung monastery and Sera Monastery

Drepung monastery: One of the largest Gelukpa sect monastery lies 5 km far from Lhasa, some times nearly 10,000 monks stayed here for practicing Buddhism. Jamyang Choge constructed in 1416 and several times it was renovated. The young monk comes to study Buddhism from across the country and different hostel for each ethnic group.

Sera Monastery: Sera monastery a wild rose is based at Tatipu hill on north of Lhasa and it is famous monasteries in the town along with Garden monastery and Drepung monastery. The monastery was build in1419 in period of Ming Dynasty. The monastery is very famous for debates ceremony in afternoon. Some part of monastery was destroyed while Cultural Revolution in 1950 and it is rebuild around 1990 then open for visitors.

Overnight at hotel

Day 04 Namtso Lake (4,718 m/14/479 Ft)

Namtso Lake (4,718 m) is second largest Lake in Tibetan plateau; the turquoise color lake lies at bottom of Himalayan range. You will have 4hrs round trip drive fro and to Namtso Lake; the scenic drive will go over the (5,110 m/16,765 Ft) with great view of mountain desert.

Day 05 Lhasa to Kathmandu (1,370 m/4,494 Ft & 1:20hrs flight)

Nearly 2hrs drive from Lhasa city to airport then after completing immigration formalities that1hrs Himalayan flights gives you best Himalayan view including Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Nuptse with number of other snow capped peaks. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International airport, our official representatives will meet you at arrival gate with your name on play cards. Then 25minutes drive from airport to thamel, heart of Kathmandu. An afternoon walking around the Thamel Street, mostly touristic area with restaurant, hotel, souvenir and gift shops.

Overnight at hotel

Day 06 Kathmandu valley sightseeing

Kathmandu valley is capital of Nepal, the valley was probably found in 300 BCE and valley is very rich in cultural and architecture since then to now. The valley decorated with medieval malla architecture, Buddhist cultural & oldest Hindu religious. Our guided tour will take different places in valley and some of them are granted in UNESCO world heritage sites. Tour will starts around 9 am from your hotel; drive to Pashupatinath temple, a holiest Hindu temple where cremate death along the holy Bagmati River, Boudhanath stupa and Baktapur durbar square

Overnight at hotel

Day 07 Kathmandu to Pokhara (850 m/2,829 Ft & 25 minute flight)

You can access to Pokhara via flight or drive from Kathmandu.If you prefer to take flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, 25 minutes Himalayan flights, it will offers amazing mountain view from Langtang range, Manaslu range, Ganesh himal range and Annapurna Himalayan range etc. After reaching at Pokhara, you will visit Mahendra cave, Bat cave and boating at Phewa lake. You can reach Pokhara by drive from Kathmandu. 7hrs bus journey will starts from Kathmandu and it will stops 2 times along highway for breakfast and dinner. The scenic drive will present glimpse of countryside of Nepal including dotted villages on hill, landscapes, culture and Himalayan ranges. After reaching at Pokhara, you will visit Mahendra cave and Bat cave.

Overnight at hotel

Day 08 Pokhara to Lumbini (150 m/490 Ft & 6hrs drive)

You will see sunrise on Annapurna Himalayan range from world peace stupa then short boating at Phewa Lake. Then journey resume with scenic drive passing beautiful town Syanja, Palpa, Butwan and finally reach at Lumbini on evening.

Overnight at hotel

Day 09 Sightseeing around Lumbini

Most sacred area, among holy places in Nepal, where lord Buddha took places to take his birth from Maya Devi in 563 BCE. The peace and quite place is cover with monastery and temple. Lumbini presents Mayadevi temple, Ashoka, Pillar, Mayadevi pond, Kudan, Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Arorakot Nigilhawa, temple and monastery from different countries.

Overnigth at hotel

Day 10 Lumbini to Kathmandu 1hrs by flight

We set off from hotel after breakfast, we have short drive to Bhairawa airport and 40 minute flight to Kathmandu with Himalayan vista. Once you arrive at Kathmandu check in hotel then walk laterally colorful local market. It is great opportunity to observe culture of Kathmandu and buy souvenir for family and friends then visit Kathmandu durbar square and bless from living Hindu bless.

Overnight at hotel

Day 11 Departure

The day of departure from Kathmandu, as your flight schedule we transfer you to international terminal of Tribhuwan International airport.

Cost Includes:

  • International and Domestic Airport-up and drop-off service
  • Accommodation on twin sharing base Tibet & Nepal on BB plan
  • Overland transportation car/jeep/bus according to group’s size
  • Lhasa to Kathmandu scenic himalayan view flight
  • Government approved English speaking local guide
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing as mention on itinerary with entrance fees, transportation and guide
  • Lhasa sightseeing as mention on itinerary with entrance fees, transportation and guide
  • Pokhara sightseeing with private vehicle and entrance fees
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight
  • Pokhara to Lumbini by drive with private vehicle
  • Lumbini (Bhairawa) to Kathmandu by flight
  • 3 Nights 3* catogary hotel in Kathmandu on Bed and breakfast plan
  • 1 Nights 3* catogary hotel in Pokhara on Bed and breakfast plan
  • 2 Nights 3* catogary hotel in Lumbini on Bed and breakfast plan
  • 4 Nights 3* catogary hotel in Lhasa on Bed and breakfast plan
  • Tibet travel Permit, Tibet single entry Visa processing

Cost Excludes

  • Meals other than mention in itinerary
  • Travel insurance and any sort of rescues such as Helicopter or Horse
  • Nepal Visa $ 40 each, two passport size photos
  • All drinks (soft and hard)
  • Fly to Lhasa
  • Personal expense Internet, telephone, laundry etc
  • Gratitude to guide and drivers
  • Flight ticket to Lhasa and Paro to onwards

Flight Notes:

Chengdu to Ganggor Lhasa flights Operates Daily

Lhasa to Kathmandu flight operates Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Kathmandu to Paro flight operates Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday and Saturday

Visa Notes:

Tibet visa and Tibet travel permit also pre process by us. Since you entering Tibet from Chengdu, you should get China visa from your country.

Nepal visa can obtain upon your arrival at the airport. USD 25 for 15 days and USD for 30 days

Equipment List

Accessories

Daypack up to 50 litre.

Down jacket

4 Seasons sleeping bag.

Sleeping bag liner.

Water bottle

Trekking pole

Hand

1 Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic.

1 Elevation water proof wristwatch.

1 Nail cutter.

1Pair wind/waterproof gloves.

Upper Body – Head/Ears/Eyes

Sun head or Gulf cap

Sun glasses 100% UV protection with side shields and hard-sided storage in case.

Headlamp or torch light with at least 1pair of extra battery.

Ear muffs

Sun Lotions /Sun cream.

Main Body

2 Cotton t-shirts.

1 Synthetic t-shirt.

2 Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days. V-neck.

Zipper provides addition venting options which are good for changing temperatures.

1 Soft shell jacket water & wind resist.

1 Women swimming dress bathing in Hot spring.

Inner cloths as required

Lower Body / Leg

1Pair nylon hiking short paints. Quick drying type not cotton.

1Pair cotton paints(loose jeans/khakis).

1Pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.

1Pair waterproof/windproof paint.

2Pair inner Thermal for day and night.

Inner cloths as you needed.

Feet

3Pair of trekking socks.

1Pairs woollen socks wearing on evening.

1Pair light sport or shoes sneaker.

Trekking boots.

Medicines / First Aid

Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.

Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrheal.

Diamox(commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please talk to with trek leader before taking medicine.

1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band aides

Anti-infection ointments, etc.

Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Medicines / First Aid

Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.

Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrheal.

Diamox(commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please talk to with trek leader before taking medicine.

1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band aides

Anti-infection ointments, etc.

Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

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Bardia National Park (3N/4D)
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Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (3N/4D)
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Trisuli River Rafting (1D)
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Trip Facts

Activities: Cultural & Heritage Tour

Maximum Height: 5,000 m/16,404 Ft

Duration: 11 Days

Transportation: Car/Bus/4WD

Grade: High Altitude

Best Season: April - October

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

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