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Nepal and Tibet tours
15 Nights/16 days
In this journey, you will visit the Himalayan Kingdom-Nepal and the Trans Himalayan plateau-Tibet, with two different landscapes in the two sides of the Himalayas! May be two different cultures and architectures also but one hospitality-all you see are smiling faces along the way. You will visit the highlights of Kathmandu Valley, national park of Chitwan and Pokhara-the glacial valley with scenic beauty. From Nepal, you will start the journey to Tibet overland; driving above the high passes, higher than 5000m that dwarf the Himalayan giants. You end the tour of Tibet in Lhasa and fly out to Kathmandu.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu.
Transfer to hotel. After refreshment sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Durbar square is a complex of palace, courtyards and temples built between 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of mediaeval Malla Kings of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath Stupa overlooks the valley from a height of 75 m from the average level of Kathmandu and is one of the holiest Buddhist shrines in Nepal.
Day 02 Kathmandu
Sightseeing tours to Pashupatinath, Bodhanth and Budhanilkantha.
Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu Shrines in the world. Chronicles indicates the existence of the shrine prior to 400 AD. The shrine lies on the bank of sacred Bagamti River which is venerated by HIndus as holy as Ganges in India. Bodhanath Stupa is the biggest Stupa of this kind in the world. This is also UNESCO enlisted World Heritage Site. Budhanilkanth is situated in the lapse of Shivapuri Hill at the northern end of the valley. The hub of temple complex is a pond in which reclines on the coils of serpent a giant Stone image of Lord Vishnu of Hindus.
Day 03: Kathmandu- Chitwan.
After breakfast, you will drive to Chitwan National Park. You will drive along the mountainous road, winding, snaking and switching back. You will pass by villages, farmlands and terraces of hills before arriving Chitwan.
Chitwan lies in the southern Terai belt of Nepal, 160 km from Kathmandu. Royal Chitwan National Park is Asia's one of the most famous games parks. After having lunch, you will go for short walk tour to the villages of Tharu Tribal people, most probably with a Tharu guide. In the evening, there will be slides shows or cultural dance presentation.
Hotel: Gaida Wildlife Camps and Lodges
Day 04: Chitwan. Today you will be kept busy in jungle safari activities like Elephant Riding, Bird Watching, and Canoeing etc. Overnight in bungalows or camps.
Hotel: Gaida Wildlife Camps and Lodges
Day 05: Chitwan- Pokhara. After a drive of about 5 hours, you will arrive Pokhara, the second most popular tourist destination in Nepal. This is the center of adventure. An enchanting city, nestled in a tranquil glacier-rock valley at an altitude of 827m has a lot to offer to visitors-caves, lakes, gorges and viewpoints. The spectacular panorama of Annapurna range forms its backdrop.
Hotel: Shangri La Village Resort
Day 06: Pokhara.
You will take a full day sightseeing tours in Pokhara valley. That includes visiting temples, caves, gorges and waterfalls and boating in lakes as well.
Hotel: Shangri La Village Resort
Day 07: Pokhara- Kathmandu
Today, you will drive back to Kathmandu and take a free afternoon for preparation to the journeys to Bhutan.
Hotel: Raddison/yak and Yeti
Day 08: Drive to Nyalam (3760m, 122km, 6-7 hrs)
Leave Kathmandu early morning. Breakfast stop in Dhulikhel, a 45 minutes drive. In total, Kathmandu-Tibet border is 113km through the villages, roadside bazaars and terraced hills and takes 4 hours to complete on normal condition. On an inclement weather day, you may come across the landslides, which can make you walk across and change to a locally available vehicle. After clearing immigration formalities in both the Nepal and China side, we will continue to Nyalam. Meals and accommodation in guesthouse.
Day 09: Nyalam-Lhatse or Xegar(4350m, 287 km, 7 hours)
Drive to Xegar crossing Nyalam Pass (3800m) and Lalung La Pass (5050m). This drive offers fantastic view of the high mountain including Mount Everest. Overnight hotel
Day 10: Lhatse to Shigatse [3900m, 157km, 5 hrs]
Today, you will drive to Shigatse-the second largest city of Tibet. This is where the famous Tashilunbo Monastery is situated. Overnight hotel.
Day 11: Shigatse to Gyantse [3950m, 86km, 2 hrs]
In the morning, visit the Tashilhunbo Monastery-the seat of Panchen Lama, one of the largest functioning monasteries of Tibet, before driving 90km to Gyantse. After refreshment in the hotel, visit the Pelkor Chode Monastery and the Gyantse Kumbum-the large gold-domed stupa that houses an impressive array of Tibetan Buddhist murals.
Day 12 Gyantse-Lhasa [3650m, 264km, 6hrs]
Today's drive is the most spectacular one and involves crossing of a high pass-Karo La [5045m].You will stop for lunch in Nangkartse- a small, developing town,beyond which the road follows the bank of a beautiful turquoise lake, the Yamdrok-tso, for about 60km.We bid farewell to the beautiful lake from Kamba La [4794m] and at the same time we are greeted first time by the view of Lhasa Valley. Overnight hotel.
Day 13-14 Lhasa
We will spend these two days visiting several of Lhasa's many monasteries-such as Sera and Sera, Potala Palace-the seat of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Norbu Lingkha Palace-the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, Jorkhang Temple, Barkhor Market etc. Overnight hotel in Lhasa.
Day 15 Lhasa-Kathmandu.
You will be transferred to Gonkar Airport (96km) for flight to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Kathmandu-Departure
Price: Available on request only.
Accommodation in full board, except Chitwan National Park in full board, all transfers and sightseeing by a private vehicle, in Tibet 4WD jeep, English speaking local guides, entrance fees, China/Tibet visa fee, Lhasa-Kathmandu air fare and all necessary permits.