Day2: Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple is the first Buddhist temple in Tibet and it is also the Sacred Temple of all Tibetan Buddhists.

Day3: Sera Monastery

These debates are unique to Sera and are quite famous. Enjoy the debates!

D9: Pashupatinath Temple

In the morning, first drive to Pashupatinath temple which is situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City and one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.

14 Days Tibet and Nepal Natural Scenery Tour

Duration: 14 days and 13 nights Departure: Flexible
Tour Code: TA-LKT-04 Max Altitude: 5200m
Tour Type: Private escorted tour with Tibetan tour guide and private vehicle with experienced driver
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Day 1

Lhasa Arrival

 

Welcome to Tibet
Welcome to Tibet

Upon your arrival, your local tour guide will pick you up at the airport/railway station and escort you to your hotel in Lhasa. The rest of the day is for you to take a good rest so as to adapt yourself to the high altitude of Lhasa.
Overnight in Lhasa.

 

Day 2

Lhasa sightseeing

 

Potala Palace Tibet
Potala Palace

In morning, go to visit the famous Potala Palace and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, you will experience its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens (stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, etc. Tibet Museum is an important window to introduce the glorious culture of Tibet, as a free Museum in Lhasa, you should not miss it. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the holist temple in Tibet, the Johkang Temple, built during Songtsen Gonpo's reign by princess Wencheng of Tang Dynasty, 647 A.D, and its famous Barkor Kora. (Notice: the sequence of sightseeing might be changed basing on the reservation of Potala Palace).
Overnight in Lhasa.

 

Day 3

Lhasa Sightseeing - Drepung Monastery/Sera Monastery

 

debate monks
Debate Monks

Today, you will visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung and the Sera. Drepung monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It was once home of 10000 monks and Ganden podrang in Drepung is famous for it was the government centre during the fifth dalai lama and later moved to the famous potala palace during the fifth dalai lama. After having lunch, continue to visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive is its Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard mostly around 6:00 - 7:30 in the afternoon.

Overnight in Lhasa.

 

Day 4

Lhasa - Namtso Lake (220km, 4 hours driving)

 

Namtso Lake
Namtso Lake

At around 08:00am, our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel, then we leave Lhasa to Namtso Lake. Nyenchen Thanglha snow mountain ranges appear in front of you all the way. In summer (May to August), the sheepherders and their family move to grassland and set up their tents, you could see green grassland, groups of sheep and yaks, nomad tents by the road. Namtso Lake is the Heavenly lake popular among tourists and Tibetan people. You can do a very relax trekking around the lake side and Tashi Island. In late afternoon, drive back to Lhasa.

Overnight in Lhasa.

 

Day 5

Lhasa/Yamdrotso lake/Gyangtse/Shigatse

 

Yamdro-tso lake
Yamdro-tso lake

Passing by the green farmland of Nyangchu Valley, Holy Yamdro-tso lake, Grand Karo-la glacier roadside at 4960m, we move westwards to the second biggest city Shigatse, an Area spiritually hosted by Pamchan Lama. Today's highlights are Yamdro-tso Lake and Kubum monastery in Gyantse. Yamdro-tso Lake is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in colour and Kubum monastery has a 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome.

Overnight in Shigatse.

 

Day 6

Shigatse/Lhatse/Tingri (Shegar)/Tingri/Rongphu Monastery

 

Rongbuk Monastery and Mt Everest
Rongbuk Monastery

Drive westwards the Friendship way to Tingri. There is about 90km bumpy road from Tingri to Rongpuk. The road is under construction. From Tingri to E.B.C with the very rough road, pass the wild grassland, cross the rapids river and high mountains. If it is in clear weather, you can have a glimpse of four mountains which are 8000m high or more, that is, Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everes (8848m), Mt. Qowowuyag (8201m), Mt Mayalu (8463m).

Overnight at Rongphu Monastery (Tent or Guest House).

 

Day 7

Rongbuk - Zhangmu

 

Mt. Everest
Mt. Everest

Early in the moring to see the sunrise from Rongphu, then to view Mt. Everest. It is fabulous and splendid. After that, go down from Rongbuk to Shegar. Then you will go west to Zhangmu with our tour guide. We'll pass Mount Shishapangma (26,286 feet) on the way and cross two major passes - the Lalung La (16,811 feet) and the Nyalam Ton La, also known as the "pass to hell at 17,060 feet. Below Nyalam, the road descends steeply into the river valley of the Bhote Kosi. The flourishing border town of Zhangmu (or Dram) clings to the mountainside with the highway crisscrossing between homes and storefronts.

Overnight in Zhangmu.

 

Day 8

Zhangmu-Kodari-Kathmandu

 

Lhasa to Kathmandu via Everest
Lhasa to Kathmandu via Everest

Our guide will drop you off at next morning at the border bridge. You are kindly required to walk on your own to cross the border bridge which is 50m long, then check in Nepal side. You can get the Nepal visa upon arrival with 30USD, please prepare one photo at passport size to get Nepal Visa. The next step, the Nepal tour guide will go cross the border bridge to China side which is 50m long to meet you, then you follow the Nepal tour guide to check in Nepal side, and then drive you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

Day 9

Kathmandu Day Tour

 

Durbar square
Durbar square

In the morning, first drive to Pashupatinath temple which is situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City and one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Then continue driving to Boudhanath Stupa, 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu City. Boudhanath Stupa is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. After lunch, drive to Swayambhunath Stupa, located approximately 4 kilometers west of Kathmandu city. This Buddhist Stupa is said to be 2000 years old.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

Day 10

Kathmandu to Chitwan

 

Get up early in the morning to catch tourist coach to Chitwan. If you take flight, it only takes 35 minutes, while 6 hours of driving. It's on your selection. As soon as you arrive Chitwan the trip briefing will be given with well come drink. You will be doing Elephant safari, Jungle walk and at evening Tharu cultural show in Chitwan.

Overnight in Chitwan.

 

Day 11

Jungle Activities in Chitwan

 

Full day Chitwan Jungle activities including early morning Canoeing on the Rapti River to See Crocodile, Elephant Safari, Jungle walk, Bird watching & Tharu (ethnic) culture dance.

Overnight in Chitwan.

 

Day 12

Chitwan to Pokhara

 

After breakfast, visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square which is the plaza in front of the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom. It is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Later transfer you to Kathmandu to board the flight to Pokhara.

Overnight in Pokhara.

 

Day 13

Pokhara Day Tour

 

After breakfast proceed to Pokhara valley sightseeing by private vehicle including: Devi's fall, Mahendra cave, Vindhyabashini temple, White river (Seti Gorge), Regional Museum and departure to Kathmandu.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

Day 14

Departure from Kathmandu

 

Kathmandu Departure
Kathmandu Departure

You will be transferred to Kathmandu airport for your flight to next destination.

 

What's included in this price?
  • All necessary travel permits to Tibet;
  • Entrance ticket fees for all the sight spots listed in the program;
  • Private transportation in Tibet: Ranging from 4WD land cruiser to bus depending on the group size and trip route (car gasoline is included)
  • Private guide: English speaking local Tibetan guide;
  • Lodging: available from 5 star hotels to budget guesthouses;
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour;
  • Oxygen canisters: 2 canister for each person;
  • Lodging and meals for guide and drivers;
  • First aid kit;
  • Liability travel insurance;
  • Basic camping gears: tents, mattresses and sleeping bags;
  • Yaks and porters during the trekking days;
  • Cook and cooking gears; (Optional)
  • Full board meals during the trekking days; (Optional)
What's excluded in this price?
  • Travel insurance covers trip cancellation and emergency evacuation(recommended);
  • Expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.);
  • International and domestic flight/train.(Note: we accept flights and train tickets bookings in advance, please check the updated cost and ticket availability with your travel consultant);
  • Meals that are not specified in the itinerary (Averagely a meal in Tibet cost USD5 per person);
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver;
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18th Sep-9th Oct
1th Jul-20th July
19th Aug.-18th Sep
10th Oct-30th Oct
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2people $2098/P $2155/P $2813/P $2542/P $2451/P
3people $1741/P $1881/P $2282/P $2100/P $2040/P
4people $1562/P $1734/P $2016/P $1880/P $1835/P
5people $1421/P $1651/P $1787/P $1715/P $1678/P
6people $1344/P $1567/P $1681/P $1620/P $1590/P
7people $1266/P $1361/P $1580/P $1528/P $1502/P
8people $1217/P $1364/P $1521/P $1475/P $1453/P
9people $1168/P $1463/P $1624/P $1463/P $1423/P
10people $1139/P $1404/P $1563/P $1418/P $1382/P
11people $1114/P $1373/P $1517/P $1386/P $1354/P
12people $1094/P $1347/P $1479/P $1359/P $1329/P
Single Supplement $360/P $460/P $460/P $460/P $460/P

 

Value for money:

30 or more days prior to departure result in a 90% refund

29-15 days prior to departure result in an 80% refund
14-7 days prior to departure result in a 70% refund
6-2 days prior to departure result in a 50% refund
Less than 2 days prior to departure or a no show result in no refund.
Private Tibet Tour Package means you will have your own private local tour guide, private vehicle and private driver for your group. You don't have to share the vehicle with others. You tour guide will take care of only your group. With the help of your private tour guide, you will see more in Tibet, communicating with locals to learn about Tibetan lifestyle and culture.

You have the flexibility to arrange the group activities accorddingly, such as changing the visiting order of attractions or extending the visiting time of certain place. You can also stop on the road as you need.

If you are traveling with your family or a group of friends, a private tour for your group is ideal. As you have more people in the group, the price won't be much higher than a join-in group tour. It is a good way to save money and enjoy ultimate service.
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