Nepal Tibet 14 Days Tour

Nepal Tibet

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Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu

Arrive at Kathmandu after a scenic flight over the mountains. Meet the representative of Adventure Mission Nepal Treks & Expedition (AMN) and transfer to Hotel.

Day 2

Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu covering Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambhunath Stupa and Khokana Bungmati

Kathmandu Durbar Square - Kathmandu Durbar Square lies in the center of the Kathmandu valley and has some of the most interesting monuments in Nepal. The Kasthamandap, the building from which Kathmandu derived its name, the Kumari Ghar, the House of the Living goddess Kumari, the Taleju temple and the most interesting the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, now a museum are some of the interesting buildings in Kathmandu Durbar Square. Besides that, the program of different kinds and gathering of people from all over Nepal makes it a lively place and the best place to understand Nepal.

Swayambhunath Stupa- Swayambhunath stupa is also referred to as the ‘Monkey temple’ and is one of the 7 UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu. Situated on a hilltop about 4 Km from the city center this stupa is one of the oldest monument in Kathmandu and comes from the Vajrayana sect of Mahayana Buddhism. With a pair of eyes in each direction, this place is a spiritual center for the locals and tourist visiting this area. The hilltop also offers the scenic view of the Kathmandu valley and the Himalayas.
Khokana and Bungmati- These two Newar Villages are located in the outskirts of the Patan District and are proposed as Tentative UNESCO heritage sites by the Nepal government. Khokana has the temple of Rudryaini and is also famous for the Mustard oil production. Bungmati, 20 minutes walk from Khokana through paddy fields is full of old Newari houses and architecture. These twin villages are one of the best places to experience Nepal’s age-old heritages and to observe the daily life of the People. You will feel like walking in the 18th century Europe as you go through these streets.

Day 3

Fly from Kathmandu and Arrive Gongar Airport. Upon arrival transfer to Lhasa.

After a 2 and half hours flight we will arrive at Gongar Airport and half an hour drive from there we will reach Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. In the evening we will stroll around the old city to experience the local life style and monuments of Lhasa.

Day 4

Sightseeing of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street

After breakfast, we will visit the Potala Palace, the Palace of the Dalai Lama. This architectural masterpiece is the symbol of unity of the Tibetans. This palace was built by King Soongtsan Gampo, who was married to Princess Wen Cheng Tang in 641 A.D. It has got 999 houses built on Hongshan Hill with a red building on top. It is one of the grandest Palaces in the world to date.

After lunch, we will drive towards the Jokhang Temple, the most sacred temple for Tibetan Buddhists. After spending some time at the Jokhang temple we will walk through the Barkhor Street, a traditional old street in Lhasa.

Day 5

Full day Sightseeing of Lhasa covering Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery

We will start the sightseeing today from Norbulingka - the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, located along the Kyichu River and two kilometers west of the Potala Palace. This Palace has a huge garden covering 360,000 square meters, making it the biggest man-made garden in Tibet. It has got 374 rooms. The second site is Drepung Monastery, made by Chojey Tashi Palden in the 14th Century. It had four departments, of which Loseling, or "The Hermitage of the Radiant Mind," was the largest, housing more than three-quarters of Drepung's ten to fifteen thousand monks. Now it is one of Tibet’s premier monastic educational institutions

The last site for today is Sera Monastery, built in 1419; this grand Monastery was home to more than 5,000 monks and five monastic colleges. Although much less active now, with only several hundred monks currently in residence, one of the most interesting times to visit the monastery is in the afternoon when monks, after finishing their morning scripture classes, can be seen debating in the courtyard.

Day 6

Drive to Gyantse (3950m)

We will make an early morning visit to the Tashilumpo Monastery and the market of Bazaar.W e will drive further to Gyantse, a couple of hours drive In the 15th century it served as the capital of a small Kingdom. Kumbum Chorten a 14th-century monument is a place worth visiting here.

Day 7

Drive to Xigaatse. (3900m.)

The program starts today after we visit Khumbum Stupa & Palkor Monastery. After completing the sightseeing of the Gyantse we will drive towards Xigatse, 90 Km from Gyantse and about 2 hours of drive. After check in at the hotel and a brief rest we will visit the free Tibetan Market and the Tashilumpo Monastery

Day 8

Drive to Xegar. (4040m.)

We have a long drive of 245 Km today from Xigaatse to Xegar. The Total duration of the drive is 8 hours before we reach the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 9

Drive to Dza Rongphu (4920m.)

We will start driving towards Dza Rongphu village today which is 60 Km away from Xegar and prepare for the excursion to the highlight of the trip, Everest base camp on the Tibetan side.

Day 10

Hike to Everest base camp. (5090m.)

We will hike for around 2 hours from Rongbuk Monastery to reach the northern base camp of the highest peak Mount Everest a.k.a Qomolongma in Tibetan. We will explore the area, take pictures of the highest peak, and visit the Ronghu Glacier and return to Rongphu before sunset.

Day 11

Drive to Shakya Monastery. (3900M.)-160km

The sunrise over Everest will wake us up and we will start driving to the Shakya Monastery which was built in the 1073 A.D by Gongjue Jiebu, to spread his esoteric theory of Buddhism in the whole world. This monastery got the name Shakya as it was built on the chalky hill and Shakya means chalky earth in Tibetan. Overnight at Shakya Monastery.

Day 12

Drive to Lhasa via Xigaatse

We will drive for around 7 hours (250 Km) to reach Lhasa for overnight. We will not follow the same route we used while coming.

Day 13

Depart to Kathmandu. Rest in the evening.

We will drive to Gongar Airport and then board our flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Depending on your flight timing we can arrange for sightseeing. In the evening we will go for a cultural program with typical Nepali dinner to review your trip to Nepal and Tibet.

Day 14

Final departure.

Final departure.

Day 1

Arrival in city of temples; Kathmandu and sightseeing.

A representative from Himalayan trekkers with your nameplate will be waiting for you at the airport. After meeting, greeting and welcoming, you will be transferred to the hotel.

In case of early arrival sightseeing to Pashupatinath temple area and Bouddhanath stupa area. Otherwise, stroll around Thamel and rest in the hotel.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive.

Day 2

Kathmandu valley sightseeing.

After a warm breakfast, you will be received by the city tour guide with a private vehicle for the sightseeing of Kathmandu durbar square, Swaymbhunath (monkey temple) and will also explore the evening local markets.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Fly to Gongar Airport and transfer to Lhasa.

After early breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for a scenic flight to Gongar airport and transferred to Lhasa where the representative of Himalayan trekkers will be there in the Gongar airport.

Free to explore the local markets and streets in the evening.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: an hour plus flight and 30 min drive.

Day 4

Sightseeing of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.

After breakfast, we will visit the Potala Palace, the Palace of the Dalai Lama. This architectural masterpiece is the symbol of unity of the Tibetans. This palace was built by King Soongtsan Gampo, who was married to Princess Wen Cheng Tang in 641 A.D. It has got 999 houses built on Hongshan Hill with a red building on top. It is one of the grandest palaces in the world to date.

After lunch, we will drive towards the Jokhang Temple, the most sacred temple for Tibetan Buddhists. After spending some time at the Jokhang temple we will walk through Barkhor Street, a traditional old street in Lhasa.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 5

Full day Sightseeing of Lhasa covering Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.

We will start the sightseeing today from Norbulingka - the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, located along the Kyichu River and two kilometers west of the Potala Palace. This Palace has a huge garden covering 360,000 square meters, making it the biggest man-made garden in Tibet. It has got 374 rooms. The second site is Drepung Monastery, made by Chojey Tashi Palden in the 14th Century. It had four departments, of which Loseling, or "The Hermitage of the Radiant Mind," was the largest, housing more than three-quarters of Drepung's ten to fifteen thousand monks. Now it is one of Tibet’s premier monastic educational institutions.

The last site for today is Sera Monastery, built-in 1419; this grand Monastery was home to more than 5,000 monks and five monastic colleges. Although much less active now, with only several hundred monks currently in residence, one of the most interesting times to visit the monastery is in the afternoon when monks, after finishing their morning scripture classes, can be seen debating in the courtyard.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 6

Scenic drive to Gyantse. Sightseeing of the area in the afternoon.

The drive from Lhasa to Gyantse is about 275 k. It is an exciting drive as we drive past the Khamba La pass (4794 m), Yamdrok Tso Lake, Karo La pass (5045m) and many Himalayan peaks from the road. By the late afternoon, we will reach the Tibetan settlement of Gyantse and take a walk around it.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel/guest house/ local lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 7

Drive to Shigatse and sightseeing.

After breakfast, we will visit the Gyantse Dzong, which dates back to the 14th century and overlooks the Gyantse area. Kumbum literally means one hundred thousand images in the local language, famous for its gold dome. After the morning sightseeing, we take a drive to Shigatse, the 2nd largest city in Tibet, which is little more than one hour and is 90 km away. After arriving at Shigatse we will visit the Tashilumpo monastery.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel/guest house/ local lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs drive.

Day 8

Drive to Shegar.

A scenic drive from Shigatse along the Friendship highway takes us to Shegar today. The drive is full of beautiful scenery. We will drive past the settlement of Lhatse and also drive past the Gyamtso La pass. A brief stop at Natang Monastery is a must. Driving further ahead we will stop at the Shakya monastery with the biggest gold book in the world.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel/guest house/ local lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 9

Scenic drive to Rongbuk monastery area.

We will start driving towards the Rongbuk monastery area today which is 85 Km away from Shegar and explore the monastery area.

In the evening time, you can interact with locals and also observe the evening prayers. Be prepared for the excursion to the highlight of the trip ''Everest base camp on the Tibetan side''.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel/monastery hostel/Tea house/ local lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs drive.

Day 10

Explore the Everest base camp (Tibetan side).

Early morning hike to Everest base camp (Tibetan side) with a 16km walk. After spending quality time at the base camp with good pictures for memory, we will return to the Rongbuk area for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel/monastery hostel/Tea house/ local lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs

Day 11

Scenic drive to Shakya monastery.

The sunrise over Everest will wake us up and we will start driving to the Shakya Monastery which was built in the 1073 A.D by Gongjue Jiebu, to spread his esoteric theory of Buddhism in the whole world. This monastery got the name Shakya as it was built on the chalky hill and Shakya means chalky earth in Tibetan.

Overnight at Shakya Monastery.

Accommodation: Hotel/monastery hostel/Tea house/ local lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs drive

Day 12

Return back to Lhasa.

With a good breakfast, you will enjoy a scenic drive back to Lhasa.

After arriving Lhasa, free to explore on your own.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 8-9 hrs drive

Day 13

Depart to Kathmandu. Rest in the evening.

We will drive to Gongar Airport and then board our flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu.

Depending on your flight timing we can arrange for sightseeing.

In the evening we will go for a cultural program with typical Nepali dinner to review your trip to Nepal and Tibet.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: an hour plus flight and 30 min drive.

Day 14

Departure from city of temples; Kathmandu.

This is how your amazing tour of Nepal and Tibet comes to the end.

After breakfast, a representative of Himalayan trekkers will assist and transfer you to the airport 3 hours earlier your scheduled flight back to your hometown.

Hope you enjoy a lot and please remember us for other exciting trips within the Himalayas.

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Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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