Nepal Tibet 8 Days Tour - 8 Days

Landscape of Lhasa Tibet

Trip Info

Trip Duration

8 Days

Max Altitude

3650 m



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Nepal Tibet 8 Days Tour Overview

Nepal Tibet 8 Days Tour is an ideal tour that encompasses 2 of the famous and breathtaking destinations of Nepal and the autonomous region of China, Tibet. This tour is an incredible opportunity to enjoy the diversity of Kathmandu valley in Nepal and the spirituality of Lhasa, the “Land of God”.

Nepal and Tibet are both Himalayan countries and once were closed to outsiders. They lie adjacent to each other while Nepal is on the south side and Tibet Autonomous Region on the north side of the Himalayas. Despite creating "two worlds" with diverse topographies and climates on either side, the mighty Himalayas have not prevented cultural and economic connections. Explore the Kathmandu Valley in-depth and take in the ancient Hindu architecture and discover the Lhasa valley’s outrageous Tibetan Buddhism popularity in its temples, monasteries, and culture. 

Nepal is world renowned as a trekking and mountain climbing destination. However, Nepal also boasts Kathmandu, its capital, which is a well-known tourism destination for people who do not hike or trek. There are no other cities in the world that have an ambiance as unusual as this one, which makes it truly unique. In the first half, while in Nepal, this trip will take you across some of the tourist sensations of Kathmandu Valley like the sacred Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and antique pieces like Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square, etc. Not only cultural and historical insight but you will get a chance to soak in nature by walking through the jungles and observing the sunrise & sunset views while you are touring Nepal for Nepal Tibet 8 days tour. 

During the rest of the journey in Tibet, you can explore Tibetan culture, and enjoy the breathtakingly stunning monasteries, temples, and landmarks. Tibet is truly a fantastic destination to travel to. In fact, it should be traveled once in a lifetime because of its fascinating history, Buddhist culture, and spectacular natural beauty. You will explore Lhasa, the ‘roof of the world, and its world-renewed sites such as the grand Potala Palace, sacred Jokhang Temple, popular Barkhor Street, and the most beautiful Sera Monastery. 

This 8-day 7-night package is specially designed for those who are interested in Nepal as well as Tibet but are short on time to discover them deeply and separately. As the two locations are geographically close to one another, it makes sense to visit both at the same time. Additionally, the only international aircraft to Lhasa departs from Kathmandu, making travel between Tibet and Nepal easier. So, book your trip with us and discover the distinctive cultures, festivals, lifestyles, and architectures, as well as many other features of Nepal and Tibet in just 8 days. 

8-Days Nepal Tibet Tour Highlights 

  • Explore one of the oldest cities in the world, Kathmandu is also considered the Living Museum of Nepal 
  • Discover some of the most sacred and holy sites of Nepal which are also declared the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Tour around “once a forbidden Kingdom” and the “Roof of the World”, Lhasa city at 3660 meters altitude
  • Stunning historical and cultural complexes with unique arts and architecture
  • Lovely Nepali and Tibetan Hospitality 
  • Get insight into the cultural influence and importance in these Himalayan nations 

Best Time to do the 8 Days Nepal Tibet Tour

For the 8 days tour in Nepal and Tibet, any time of the year would be great. However, the shoulders seasons to journey through these Himalayan nations together are spring and autumn. Spring starts in March and lasts till April in hilly and lower lands of Nepal while in Tibet, spring starts in late March as it is located at a higher altitude. The skies are clear, the weather is stable and the temperatures are pretty much pleasant during the spring months making your journey hurdle free from problems related to nature. 

Summer is considered the ideal time for Tibet Vacation but is off-season in Nepal, especially for adventurous journeys in Nepal including trekking and hiking because summer is also the monsoon. As our 8 days, Nepal Tibet Tour includes a day hike to one of the hill stations, it can be quite hard to walk through the wet slippery trails, and would not be fun if our views are obstructed. However, if prepared well and wants to experience the thrill, you can definitely sign up. 

The autumn breeze is loved by everyone. The laid-back days with clear blue skies, not too scorching heat, and the most pleasant temperature throughout the year are the reasons to make autumn the best time to visit Nepal and Tibet, separately as well as together. The travelers are happiest to travel during this season. 

Winter is perfect for a winter person but for others, it is off-season. Generally, winter is considered off-season both in Nepal and Tibet for tourism because of the harsh cold weather and dropping temperatures. The days are short but are sunny, perfect for city sightseeing. And as this trip focuses on Kathmandu and Lhasa, winter can be a good time to make the trip if you are on a budget because discounts are offered and the sites are not flocked with tourists. 

 Permits to do the 8 days Nepal Tibet Tour 

Travelers need to obtain the following three permits to do the Nepal Tibet Tour covering the destinations on this package. 

1. Nepal Visa

Nepal Visa is very easy to obtain. You can get it on arrival at the airport or any of the land borders. You just need to carry the required documents and some cash with you. 

2. Chinese Group Visa 

Travelers entering Tibet via Nepal should have a Chinese Group Visa with them. This visa is not stamped on the passport but comes in A4 size paper with your and fellow travelers’ names and passport numbers. You will get this visa once you arrive in Nepal and when your original passports and required documents are submitted to the Chinese Embassy by your authorized travel agency. It will take 3-4 working days to get this visa. 

3. Tibet Travel Permit

When traveling to Tibet, every visitor should have the Tibet Travel Permit with them. It is issued by Tibet Travel Bureau (TTB). To get the permit, first, you have to confirm the travel plan with an authorized travel agency like us. Then, your scanned copies of passports and required documents are sent to your travel agency’s Travel Partner in Tibet who will submit those papers to TTB. It will take around 2-3 weeks to get the permit. Once the permit is obtained, you will visit Nepal, get the Chinese Group Visa, and enter Tibet where your guide will keep your Tibet Travel Permit with himself and show it to the required places. 

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US$ 1,499 P/P

US$ 1,499.00

US$ 67.46


Note: This expense includes bank charge of 4.5%

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Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
30 Min Drive to Hotel
Max Altitude: 1350 M

Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our airport representative from Himalayan Trekkers will greet you and escort you to the designated hotel. You may take a rest after check-in before our short briefing session regarding the Nepal Tibet Tour. If you arrive early, i.e. before noon, your passport and other documents will be collected and submitted to the Chinese Embassy for the Chinese Group Visa. 

Please note that it will take 3-4 business days to obtain the visa. Then in the evening, we will stroll around the streets of the main tourist hub, Thamel. 

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM
Day 2: Full Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Full Day
Max Altitude: 1350 M

After breakfast, you will be guided to a few of the important landmarks of the Kathmandu Valley that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 
The first stop will be Boudhanath Stupa, one of the brilliant landmarks in Nepal that happens to be the largest stupa in Kathmandu. This stupa boasts a 36-meter-tall Buddha statue and is visited by thousands of Buddhists every year due to its significance to Buddhist pilgrims and the community. Boudhanath Stupa is also known as Little Tibet in Kathmandu. This is a spiritual place with the two eyes of Buddha conveying the message of peace and wisdom for mankind. 

Then, we will drive for 15 minutes to Pashupatinath Temple which lies on the bank of the holy Bagmati River. It is one of the biggest shrines of Lord Shiva (Hindu Deity) and one of the four sacred temples for Hindus in the world. This holy site has had its significance for the last 2000 years. The holy men with all kinds of makeup and ashes all over their bodies are also central attractions of the Pashupatinath temple.

After lunch, we transfer to Patan city which is also called Lalitpur also known as the city of fine arts. Patan has remained a Buddhist city since ancient times where Hinduism also coexists. Some famous sites in Patan include the Patan Durbar Square, Patan Museum, Taleju temple, the Bhimsen Temple, The golden temple, the temple of 1000 Buddha, and the Sun Dhara, meaning golden tap.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM
Day 3: Drive to Sundarijal & Hike to Chisapani
1 Hour Drive & 4/5 Hours Hike
Max Altitude: 2200 M

Today, we will move out of the bustling capital of Kathmandu and experience some freshness and peacefulness by visiting the villages on the outskirts of the city. Today’s hiking journey will help you through the acclimatization purpose as you will be gaining more altitude in Tibet. In addition, you will also get a glimpse of the rural lifestyle of Nepal. 

We begin the journey after breakfast with around an hour of driving to Sundarijal, a little town northeast of Kathmandu that is home to numerous waterfalls and our starting point for hiking. First, we'll gradually ascent upward via Shivapuri National Park's pine and oak woodlands. In the vicinity of the Kathmandu Valley, this national park is regarded as the ideal location for bird watching. When we arrive in Chisapani, we will be rewarded with the country's rolling green hills, deep valleys, snow-capped mountain peaks, and warm hospitality. We witness the glorious sunset view before calling it our day. 

Note: If you do not prefer to hike, we can organize some activities in the city as per your interest. 

Meals: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Day 4: Hike to Nagarkot & Drive back to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur
4/5 Hours Hike and 2 Hours Drive
Max Altitude: 1350 M

We rise early in the morning to observe the glorious sunrise before setting our way back to Nagarkot. Upon Arrival in Nagarkot, We follow the road that goes via Bhaktapur Durbar Square in Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is an open museum full of ancient temples, a courtyard, world-class wooden and metal architecture, and numerous festivals. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of the best-preserved heritage of Nepal that lies 15 km east of the city center of Kathmandu. The tallest pagoda-style temple of Nepal, Nyatapola makes Bhaktapur a must-visit when you are in Nepal.

After exploring Bhaktapur, we continue to Kathmandu. The remainder of the day is on leisure. You can stroll around the Thamel market or visit the ancient markets of Ason, Jamal, and Indrachowk. In addition, your Chinese Group Visa will probably be ready by today evening. If they are ready, we will collect them and hand them over to you. 

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM
Day 5: Fly to Lhasa - Transfer & Sightseeing
1.35 Hours Flight and 1 Hours Drive
Max Altitude: 3650 M

Our representative will get your passports and Chinese group visa in the first office hour from the Chinese Embassy if they were not collected yesterday. And in the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to one of the most dangerous airports in the world, Gonggar Airport. You get to enjoy some of the best aerial views of the grand Himalayan ranges including Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, and Mount Kailash along with the deep valleys and the green lush terrains of Nepal and the dry arid dessert-alike landscape of Tibet. 

After a 2 and half hours flight, you will arrive at the Gongar Airport where your Tibetan Guide will welcome you and escort you for an hour drive to your hotel in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. After lunch and needed rest, we will visit the Jokhang Temple, the most sacred temple for Tibetan Buddhists and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Venerated worldwide as a spiritual point of Tibet, the Jokhang temple is situated at the heart of Lhasa. Some of the major attractions of this temple/ monastery are Life-sized statues of Shakyamuni (5-foot-tall). There are numerous statues and shrines devoted to Buddha, the golden roof, etc. Other than these buildings and temples, the lifestyle of locals, their religious beliefs, and magnificent views from the Golden roof of Jokhang Temple are the best things that will make you glad that you took this trip.

After spending some time at the Jokhang temple we will walk through Barkhor Street, a traditional old street in Lhasa surrounding the Jokhang Temple. The street is infused with Himalayan incense and filled with pilgrims with prayer beads and prayer wheels. The corners are covered with authentic Tibetan shops where you can see the real Tibetan arts and handicrafts.  After strolling around and having dinner at one of the best restaurants of your choice, we return to the hotel for the night. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Lhasa
Day 6: Full-Day Lhasa Sightseeing
Full Day
Max Altitude: 3650 M

After breakfast, we will visit the Potala Palace, the Palace of the Dalai Lama. The famous red and white Potala Palace, which was first constructed in the 7th century by the then-ruler of Tibet, King Songtsen Gampo, is the symbol of the unity of the Tibetans. The current building took almost 50 years to complete after work got underway during the reign of the fifth Dalai Lamas. The Dalai Lamas then used the central Red Palace for religious functions while the Potala's white palace served as their winter abode. Today, the Potala Palace is recognized as a place where visitors can peruse its vast collection of religious and cultural objects.

Then we will make our visit to Norbulingka Palace, the summer residence of the Dalai Lamas, 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 and the highest located horticulture garden in the world. It has got 374 rooms.

Our last site for today will be the grand Drepung Monastery, built by Chojey Tashi Palden in the 14th Century. It was formerly referred to as the mother of monasteries and is today one of the most revered in the nation. It is the largest of the Gelugpa sect's three premier monasteries. It has four departments, the largest of which, Loseling, also known as "The Hermitage of the Radiant Mind," can house up to 15,000 monks, is the largest. Currently, it is thought to be among Tibet's best monastic education centers.
We return to the hotel for the night after a whole day of exciting activities. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Lhasa
Day 7: Visit the Sera Monastery & Local Bazaars
Full Day
Max Altitude: 3650 M

It’s your third day in Lhasa and today we will visit the monastery that is considered the most beautiful in the city, the Sera Monastery after a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Sera Monastery was built in 1419; together with Drepung and Ganden, Sera is one of the three monasteries that make up the Gelugpa Sect. It previously served as a home to five monastic institutions and more than 5,000 monks. Sera, which translates to "wild rose," was given to the monastery because of its location in a Lhasa neighborhood where wild roses are prevalent. One of the most entertaining parts of our Sera Monastery sightseeing tour is watching the monks argue in the courtyard.

After spending a needed amount of time exploring the grand Sera Monastery, we will visit the local markets and bazaars nearby. You can also take a walk around the city and Barkhor Street where you can buy some mementos to bring back home. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Lhasa
Day 8: Departure from Lhasa
1 Hours Drive to Airport

As our Nepal Tibet Tour comes to an end, you will be transferred to the Gonggar Airport for your flight to Kathmandu or mainland China from where you can get the connecting flight to your home country or other destination. 

Note: Lhasa has daily direct flights to some of the cities in Mainland China such as Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xining, Xi’an, Shangri-La, and Kunming. You can fly to any of these cities from Lhasa in the morning and board the evening connecting flight to your onward destination. If you prefer to fly to Kathmandu and spend the night in Kathmandu, we can arrange it at an additional cost. 

Meals: Breakfast

What is included / not included


  • All airport transfers in a private vehicle
  • 3* Standard category hotel accommodation on a twin/double sharing basis in Kathmandu
  • Best available guesthouse in Chisapani on a twin/double sharing basis 
  • 3* Standard category hotel accommodation on a twin/double sharing basis in Lhasa
  • All required ground transportation in a private vehicle
  • All meals during the Chisapani Hike
  • Airfare (Kathmandu-Lhasa)
  • Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet
  • Professional English-speaking city guide
  • All heritage entrance fees
  • Welcome/farewell dinner
  • All government/applicable taxes and office service charges


  • Any International Flights
  • Nepal Visa Fee 
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) in Kathmandu & Lhasa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratitude
  • Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, tips to guide and driver, liquor, etc.)
  • Any costs occurred under unavoidable circumstances (flight delay or cancellation, road blockade, illness, etc.)
  • Anything not mentioned in the INCLUSION section


Accommodations During Nepal Tibet 8 Days Tour 

Himalayan Trekkers’ standard accommodations for travelers are 3-star standard category hotels/resorts in the available places including both the Kathmandu and Lhasa cities. The rooms will be on a twin/double sharing basis but if you prefer to have a single supplementary or want to upgrade the hotel service, we can organize it at an additional cost. 

This Nepal Tibet Tour includes a night at a place called Chisapani. Hence, there is no availability of star-rated accommodations here, we offer you the best available guesthouse/lodge accommodation which will also be on a twin/double sharing basis. 

Meals During the 8 Days Nepal Tibet Tour 

Himalayan Trekkers’ every package includes every breakfast on the trip. Lunches and dinners are provided depending upon the destinations and trips, especially during hiking, trekking, climbing, etc. So, for our Nepal Tibet 8 days Tour, we provide all breakfasts throughout the trip, a full board on the hiking day, and a welcome/farewell dinner. 

We have not included the lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Lhasa as these capitals offer you a wide selection of places to dine in. In addition, you can choose dishes from Nepali, Indian, Chinese, Tibetan, Continental, and Western cuisines.

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