• trip_duration

    Duration

    18 Days

  • Country

    Tibet

  • Trip Type

    Tours in Tibet

  • trip_start_from

    trip starts from

    Kathmandu

  • trip_end_in

    trip ends in

    Chengdu(TFU)

  • max_trekking_altitude

    Max altitude

    5050m

  • accomodation

    Accommodation

    Hotel, Guest House, Lodge

  • transportation

    Transportation

    Bus, Car

  • group_size

    Group size

    Min. 2 pax

Trip Grade:

Moderate

Moderate

04-05 Persons

USD 2869

06-09 Persons

USD 2459

10 and more Persons

USD 2099

Overview

The Nepal Tibet Tour is a captivating journey that intertwines the cultural and natural splendors of two remarkable regions. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, guests are welcomed with traditional Nepalese hospitality, complete with flower garlands. After settling into their hotel, they are briefed on the exciting itinerary ahead and invited to an evening reception to kick off the tour. In Kathmandu, the tour unveils the city’s historical treasures, such as the Swayambhunath and Boudhanath stupas, and the architectural marvels of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Bhaktapur. These sites not only offer a glimpse into Nepal’s past but also provide a stage for observing daily religious practices. The adventure continues to Bandipur, celebrated for its preserved culture and panoramic views. Then, it’s on to Dhampus, where the traditions of the Gurung community come alive against a backdrop of the majestic Himalayas. After soaking in the tranquility of Pokhara and its landmarks like the World Peace Pagoda, the tour crosses into Tibet. The drive through the Himalayas is a visual feast, with stops in towns like Shigatse and Gyantse, and visits to significant monasteries such as Tashilhunpo and Kumbum. In Lhasa, the spiritual heart of Tibet, travelers explore the iconic Potala Palace, the sacred Jokhang Temple, and the bustling Barkhor Street. These sites are not just architectural wonders but also repositories of Tibetan Buddhist culture. The tour culminates with a flight from Lhasa to Chengdu, marking the end of an extraordinary exploration of the Himalayan corridor. With memories of ancient cities, serene landscapes, and spiritual encounters, guests depart with a profound connection to the region’s heritage. This tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring landscape formed by the collision of tectonic plates, adapt to altitude changes gradually, and experience the cultural communication and integration of the Himalayan people. With the highest point reaching 5,200 meters (17,060 feet) above sea level, it’s a journey that ascends to the very roof of the world.

Trip facts

  • trip_duration

    Duration

    18 Days

  • Country

    Tibet

  • Trip Type

    Tours in Tibet

  • trip_start_from

    trip starts from

    Kathmandu

  • trip_end_in

    trip ends in

    Chengdu(TFU)

  • max_trekking_altitude

    Max altitude

    5050m

  • accomodation

    Accommodation

    Hotel, Guest House, Lodge

  • transportation

    Transportation

    Bus, Car

  • group_size

    Group size

    Min. 2 pax

Trip highlights

  • Welcome reception in Kathmandu with traditional flower garlands.
  • Exploration of Kathmandu’s iconic landmarks, including Swyambhunath and Boudhanath stupas, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur.
  • Visiting Bandipur, renowned for its ancient culture and stunning vistas.
  • Immersion into the traditional lifestyle of the Gurung community in Dhampus, amidst breathtaking mountain panoramas.
  • Serene beauty of Pokhara, including a visit to the World Peace Pagoda.
  • Scenic drive through the Himalayas, passing through picturesque towns like Shigatse and Gyantse in Tibet.
  • Visiting significant Tibetan monasteries such as Tashilumpo and Kumbum.
  • Exploration of Lhasa, including visits to the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street.
  • Gaining insights into Tibetan Buddhism and culture.
  • Concluding the tour with a flight from Lhasa to Chengdu, marking the end of an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Himalayas and Tibet.

itinerary Overview

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Meet, assists and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu. Evening Welcome reception. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: Visit Chinese Embassy for biometric. Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City, Swyambhunath Stupa and Patan City. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Full day sightseeing of Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Bhaktapur City. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day 04: (Morning - Optional Mountain Flight) Full day sightseeing of Bungamati, Khokana and Kirtipur. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 05: Drive from Kathmandu to Bandipur. Sightseeing of Bandipur. O/N at Hotel/Resort in Bandipur
  • Day 06: Drive from Bandipur to Dhampus. O/N at Lodge in Dhampus. Add hike phedi to dhampus
  • Day 07: Drive from Dhampus to Pokhara. Check in Hotel & Free day in Pokhara. O/N at Hotel in Pokhara. Add hike nirmal pokhari to pokhara
  • Day 08: Excursion to Kahudanda. Half day sightseeing of Pokhara City. O/N at Hotel in Pokhara
  • Day 09: Boating in Phewa Lake. Drive from Pokhara to Peace Stupa & drive back to Pokhara. O/N at Hotel in Pokhara
  • Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Trisuli. Check in Hotel in Trisuli. Free day at Trisuli. O/N at Hotel in Trisuli.
  • Day 11: Drive from Trisuli to Nepal China border. After Immigration process drive to Jilong (Keung). O/N at Hotel in Jilong.We walk to cross the border for 10-20 mins walking. Porter supplement $10 cost if they don’t want to carry.
  • Day 12: Drive from Jilong to Shegar. O/N at Hotel in Shegar
  • Day 13: Drive from Shegar - Everest Base Camp - Shigatse. O/N at Hotel in Shigatse
  • Day 14: Drive from Shigatse to Gyantse with visit Palkor monastery and Kumbum Monastery. O/N at Hotel in Gyantse.
  • Day 15: Drive from Gyantse to Lhasa with visit Yamdrok Tso Lake. O/N at Hotel in Lhasa.
  • Day 16: Visit Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery. O/N at Hotel in Lhasa.
  • Day 17: Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor. O/N at Hotel in Lhasa
  • Day 18: Fly from Lhasa (LXA) to Chengdu (TFU) Fly to onward destination

Detailed itinerary

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  • day 01
    Arrival in Kathmandu. Meet, assists and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu. Evening Welcome reception. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu.

    After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (1300m), Welcome you with fresh flower garland with World Insight play-card being displayed by our representatives at Airport terminal. Then drive to your Hotel experiencing diversified Nepali street culture & life style. Our leader will brief about the Hotel location, Basic about the country, climate, currency, Money changing etc.. on the way to Hotel. After 20 minute drive, Upon arrival at hotel, grab a welcome drink and Check in to your room. Our leader will request you to check everything ok at your room and will wait for confirmation for about 15 minute at Hotel Lobby. He will also show the restaurant for Daily breakfast, Rest room at Lobby, Wifi Availability, If any special offering from Hotel etc…This is same practice for our tour leader each time the Hotel changes during tour. The leader will also inform the time and location of welcome reception in the evening and all details how we will go there and how long we will spend there etc.., please accept our warm welcome reception at nice restaurant or within restaurant inside Hotel with complimentary welcome drinks/ Soft drinks ( 01 unit only complimentary) followed by briefing of your programs for upcoming days. Generally after 45 minute welcome reception and Tour briefing program, One can enjoy dinner at the restaurant. Appx. At 09 Pm return to room for night halt.

  • day 02
    Visit Chinese Embassy for biometric. Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City, Swyambhunath Stupa and Patan City. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu

    Suggested wakeup call at 0700 am in the morning, After having breakfast by 0730 to 0800 hrs we will have 01 hour for breakfast and we will leave for Chinese embassy for biometric, we meet with our tour-leader at hotel lobby at 0900 am. After Chinese Embassy we take a short drive to more than 2000 years old Swoyambhunath stupa, The leader will brief about the monuments on the way, Specially about the History and the religious importance of the monument which symbolizes peace and harmony between difference in religion and culture of local inhabitants. After while, we acknowledge different type of rituals (Hindu and Buddhist together at same place) The leader will brief about the monument on the spot and will allow free time to explore surroundings ( at each monuments during sightseeing appx. 15/25 minute free time will be granted as per interest of groups to walk around the monuments slowly and see in detail, take pictures and check shops for souvenirs etc..). You can explore the bird eye view of Kathmandu and Buddhist and hindu ritual ceremony, Monks and Monkeys. In summer we can see monkeys playing and diving at local pool for monkey.

    Further we take a short drive appx. 15 minute to Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is in the Heart of Kathmandu valley with full Antique temples, old palace and famous for wood carvings. We will visit to House of Living goddess Kumari and also get around local market which enthralls us with feeling of 17 – 18th Century market.

    After Kathmandu Durbar Square we will drive around 25 minutes Visit Patan by around . We will see the Antique Temples and see the metal crafts and some beautiful alleys with hidden Artistic courtyards ( 2 hours visit). After completion of our sightseeing program We will drive back to hotel ( 30 minute drive ) and reach hotel 1700 hrs to 1730 hrs. One can take rest at hotel or may visit to Thamel, a local Tourist hub in Kathmandu with plenty of Restaurants, Pub and Bars. Dreams Garden is also a nice place to relax in peace within hustle and bustle of Thamel.

  • day 03
    Full day sightseeing of Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Bhaktapur City. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu

    After breakfast, drive to Pashupatinath ( 15 to 20 minute drive ). Same way leader will brief about the history and importance of Pashupatinath on the way as well as also about the places we pass by Bus. Our leader will breif details about the monument on the sightseeing spot. Pashupatinath temple which is the holiest place among Hindu like Mecca for Muslims. Same like in other monuments some briefing about Pashupatinath on the way and more on the spot. Main attraction at Pashupatinath temple is Hindu rituals and live view of Hindu cremation process, During short free time you can explore the Hindu Sadhu’s using different way to make lord shiva happy, You may take pictures of Sadhu’s but they will expect few amount for helping you take their picture.

    After Pashupatinath we further short drive to Boudhanath ( 3 KM – 10/15 minute drive). Boudhanath, which is also known as small Tibet. Replicas of many Tibetan monasteries have been built here. People and Buddhist monks practicing Tibetan culture is seen. Boudhanath is one of the biggest stupa in the world with high religious value. It is also center of meditation due to meditating environment and locality Short free time will be offered to explore monasteries around and to see the people/ Monks praying to Buddha with Butterlamps and pray wheels (appx. 1 hour sightseeing & 15/25 minutes of free time). WE will take Lunch ( 1330 hrs) at any one of Nice restaurant in Boudhanath overlooking the giant Boudhanath stupa listed in world Heritage site by Unesco.

    After Lunch ( at around 1430 hrs – drive to Bhaktapur is appx. 12 KM- 45 minute drive) we explore the Bhaktapur Durbar square and surroundings. Bhaktapur a most beautiful typical town inside Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur town itself is a open museum for people, full of insights into daily lifestyle, local art and architecture. At Every step, we find something to explore and learn. Beautiful temples with erotic carvings, 17th -18th Century lifestyle, pottery square and narrow alleys are the main attractions

  • day 04
    (Morning - Optional Mountain Flight) Full day sightseeing of Bungamati, Khokana and Kirtipur. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu.

    Wake up call at 0700 am, After having Breakfast ( 0730 to 0800 hrs for 1 hours ), we drive 35 to 45 minutes to The Agriculture Newari town Bungamati is the birthplace of Rato Machindranath (the God of Rain), regarded as the patron of the valley, and the large shikhara-style temples in the center of the village square are his home for six months of the year.

    Drive to kritipur around 28 minutes drive. Sightseeing of Kirtipur and Khokana Village. Kirtipur a City of Glory by it’s name is a beautiful town south of Kathmandu in a hill. We will visit this town where we can see people with traditional lifestyle & culture. We will also visit to Uma-Shankar temple and Baghbhairab temple which has its religious and historical value, Our leader will explain in detail about the temples. After visit to Kirtipur, We will drive further to Khokana village another traditional village, Popular for its traditional mustard oil production process

  • day 05
    Drive from Kathmandu to Bandipur. Sightseeing of Bandipur. O/N at Hotel/Resort in Bandipur

    Wake up call at 0:700 am and breakfast is served 0730 to 0800 hrs. After breakfast to drive to bandipur which approximately 5 hours drive.Lunch enroute to bandipur.
    Bandipur is a small village which is famous for its ancient culture. We stroll around this beautiful ancient city which has beautiful artifacts, natural beauty and village settlement. It was the trading route between india and china and has well preserved the Newari cultural. If the weather permits we can also witness the majestic views of the mountain.

  • day 06
    Drive from Bandipur to Dhampus. O/N at Lodge in Dhampus. Add hike phedi to dhampus

    After breakfast we drive from Bandipur to Dhampus for around 4 hours to cover 101 Km. Lunch enroute. Explore Dhampus (1650m) which is a small village of gurung community and witness their life with beautiful view of the himalayas.

  • day 07
    Drive from Dhampus to Pokhara. Check in Hotel & Free day in Pokhara. O/N at Hotel in Pokhara. Add hike nirmal pokhari to pokhara

    After breakfast drive from dhampus to Pokhara which is approximately 1 hour. Free day in the lake city of Pokhara.Pokhara is a most vibrant touristic city with views of beautiful lake and high mountain ranges above 8000 m.

  • day 08
    Excursion to Kahudanda. Half day sightseeing of Pokhara City. O/N at Hotel in Pokhara

    Wake up call ( at 0430 am to 0500 am depending upon the season and sunrise time – Tour leader will inform in advance), Leave for Kahu Danda after 15 minute of wake up time, Will reach to sunrise view point after 30 minutes , drive where we will spend about 30 minutes enjoying the magnificent view of sunrise and changing colors of Annapurna range by the ray of sunlight. Return to Hotel for Breakfast ( 0730 hrs to 0830 hrs ) hour. After breakfast, we go for a visit to interesting places of Pokhara city that includes Davis fall; a beautiful waterfall that goes under the gorge and Gupteshower cave which is considered to be more than 5000years old where water falling from davis fall can be seen at bottom. Then after we also visit famous Bindabasini temple in Pokhara that reflects different Hindu ritual activities. Finally we also visit to Seti gorge which gives us an opportunity to see the river flowing through the deep gorge then back to hotel ( appx 1230 hrs). Take Lunch at Hotel or restaurant outside in Market. At the evening Lakeside in Pokhara is like thamel in Kathmandu with many bar offering live music, restaurants, Pubs, shops, disco etc for refreshing night life. Plenty of restaurant for dinner option in Lakeside Pokhara.

     

    The details: After breakfast we drive to peace stupa. Sightseeing in Peace stupa with views of the mountain. After sightseeing in peace stupa we will hike to kalabang village the hike is about 2 hours 30 minutes. The height of kalabang is 1200m. On the route of the hike we see mountains along with typical villages and their lifestyle. Pick up from kalabang and drop to hotel. Total drive this day will be 23 KM. (please note extra cost applicable for pick up from kalabang to drop to hotel)How much is the extra cost here? Please find the associated cost for the pick up below

    4-5 Pax                              6-9 pax                                                              10 +

    €9 per person                     €8 per person                                               €7 per person

     

  • day 09
    Boating in Phewa Lake. Drive from Pokhara to Peace Stupa & drive back to Pokhara. O/N at Hotel in Pokhara

    Wake up around 0630 hrs and Take breakfast at around 0700 hrs ( 01 hour time). After Breakfast and start boating at Phewa lake ( 1 hour) and visit the temple Barahi which is located in the middle of the lake,

    We drive to 30 minuted to world peace pagoda with view of green forest hills and pokhara valley. A Japanese Monk named “Nichidatsu Fujii” is the mastermind to build the stupa in Pokhara and planned to build similar peace stupa in many other places in world to give the message of peace. The stupa in Pokhara is built with co-operation from Japanese monks and local Nepalese people. Once at top of the hill in front could visible huge white stupa of world peace pagoda, where has mentioned the four seen of Lord Buddha in four cubical direction. We can enjoy Awesome view of Pokhara, Phewa Lake while people are rolling their boats and View of paragliding in the sky like colorful Vultures. Drive back to Pokhara.

  • day 10
    Drive from Pokhara to Trisuli. Check in Hotel in Trisuli. Free day at Trisuli. O/N at Hotel in Trisuli.

    After breakfast drive from Pokhara to Trisuli around 175 Km which is approximately 6hrs/6hrs 30 mins. Free Day at Trisuli.

  • day 11
    Drive from Trisuli to Nepal China border. After Immigration process drive to Jilong (Keung). O/N at Hotel in Jilong.We walk to cross the border for 10-20 mins walking. Porter supplement $10 cost if they don’t want to carry.

    After breakfast drive from Trisuli to Rasugadhi(Nepal china border)80 Km (5-6 hours drive).

    Half an hour drive to Kerung, where after completion of immigration formalities. Upon re confirming with the partner there is no small market here but we can visit Parba Lhakang monatsery.

  • day 12
    Drive from Jilong to Shegar. O/N at Hotel in Shegar

    Drive through the pass with the view of Jugal Himal. A continued drive via Lalungla Pass (5050m ) has some of the outstanding view of Mt. Xixapangma (8013m highest in Tibet) Mt. Makalu (8464m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) and Mt.Everest (8848m).

  • day 13
    Drive from Shegar - Everest Base Camp - Shigatse. O/N at Hotel in Shigatse

    A four hour drive brings us to Tibet’s second largest city, Shigatse. Here we visit Tashilumpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama, hence one of the most important monasteries in Tibet. Altitude 3800m.

  • day 14
    Drive from Shigatse to Gyantse with visit Palkor monastery and Kumbum Monastery. O/N at Hotel in Gyantse.

    After a stroll though the old city we depart for the two and a half hour drive to Gyantse. While approaching the small farming town we can clearly see the old fort that was captured by Young husband during his 1904 raid into Tibet. Here the main attraction is the palkor and Kumbum monastery with its extraordinary architecture. Altitude 3900 m.
    After will be a long drive, but on the way we cross the Karo-la with the beautiful glacier, we see Yamdrok Tso which is named the Turquoise lake and cross the Kamba-la from where we descend to the main road which bring us all the way to Lhasa. Altitude 3650 m.

  • day 15
    Drive from Gyantse to Lhasa with visit Yamdrok Tso Lake. O/N at Hotel in Lhasa.

    Wake up around 0630 hrs and after breakfast ( 0700 hrs), start driving to Lhasa. This day 5/6 hrs drives takes you to Lhasa crossing the KAROLAPASS (5010m) and KAMBALA PASS (4794m). The KAROLA climbs between two lofty mountains, NOZING KHANGSA (7223m) and RALUNG (6236m) while driving you will see the YAMDROK TSO ( Turquoise Lake ). We will stop short for photo etc.. We will take lunch enroute at restaurant around 1230 hrs and driver further via Yamdrok Lake by side which takes approx. 1hr to cross around. After passing KAMBALA, Lhasa Valley is seen to the north. You will also cross the Brahmaputra Rover. Reaching Lhasa ( 1730 hrs) and check in hotel.

  • day 16
    Visit Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery. O/N at Hotel in Lhasa.

    Wake up around 0630 hrs and breakfast will be served by 0700 hrs. After breakfast you will visit Dalai Lama’s summer palace of, the treasure Park of Tibet , the Norbulingka Later to We will visit Drepung Monastery and Finally after Lunch to Sera Monastery which is No. 1 Monastery of Gelugpa, In the evening: Dinner can be taken at restaurant outside Hotel.

  • day 17
    Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor. O/N at Hotel in Lhasa

    Wake up 0630 hrs and breakfast will be taken at 0700 hrs. After breakfast our sightseeing starts around 0800 hrs. The highlight today is the Magnificent Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama; the place where the former great Dalai Lama’s stupas are being kept; once the seat of the Tibetan government. With a history of over 1,300 years, the Potala Palace is the treasure of Tibetan religion and culture, storing plenty of figures of the Buddha, murals, sutras etc. After visiting Potala Palace ,. Lunch will be around 1230 hrs at Restaurant close to Barkhor street. We will explore and walk around the barkhor street after Lunch. Then you will be guided to visit the spiritual center of Tibet, the Jokhang Temple , where you might meet many pilgrims, who even prostrate by full length to the threshold of the temple. After visit to Jokhang temple, If possible the guide will arrange visit to Tibetan Traditional Hospital or Lhasa carpet factory. Evening: leisure walk to explore around and Dinner in the market or in Hotel.

  • day 18
    Fly from Lhasa (LXA) to Chengdu (TFU) Fly to onward destination

Price Included / Excluded

  • 04 Overnights in Kathmandu by Hotel Ramada Encore or Similar
  • 03 Overnights in Pokhara by Hotel White Pearl or Similar
  • 01 Overnights in Bandipur by Bandipur Durbar Inn or Similar
  • 01 Overnights in Dhampus at Pinnacle Dhampus or Similar
  • 01 Overnight in Trisuli at Siddartha Water Tower or Similar
  • All accommodation and transfers in Tibet
  • All transfers private vehicle with A/C (Arrivals, Departures, Sightseeing) during the tour period.
  • English//German Speaking Guide For the whole journey (Language as per request)
  • Meet and greet on arrivals/departures
  • English speaking staffs
  • Entrance fees
  • Boating in Pokhara
  • Breakfasts
  • International Flight Tickets
  • All tips and gratuities
  • Personal Insurance
  • Other Personal Expenses
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner)
  • Activities not included in the inclusions.

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