Nepal Tibet 8 Days Tour

Nepal Tibet 8 Days Tour

TripGrade: Easy
An Easy Grade Trip - as the name suggests if a trek not that difficulties to trek around. This trip reaches up to 3000 meters high in altitude. The trails will not be that rugged and are highly suitable for family trips. The trips are generally around of a week or little bit more.

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Duration:

8 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Lhasa (3,700m)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private Vehicle and Flight

Best Season:

All year round

Nepal Tibet 8 Days Tour is an ideal tour that covers 2 of the famous and impressive destinations in Nepal and China, namely Kathmandu Valley and Tibet respectively. This tour is an incredible opportunity to enjoy the diversity of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal and the spirituality of Tibet.

You can explore the unique Tibetan culture, enjoy the breathtakingly stunning monasteries, temples, and landmarks like Potala Palace, Norbulingka monasteries, and countless other attractions in Tibet.

While in Nepal, this trip will take you across some of the Tourism sensations in Kathmandu Valley like the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, the ancient Patan Durbar Square, serene Boudhanath Stupa, etc. Some of the highlights of this 8 days tour in brief:

Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital and one of the main tourist centers of Nepal. There is so much you can do in Kathmandu in a single day, for example touring the UNESCO-listed sites of the valley.

  • Boudhanath stupa

The Boudhanath stupa is one of the shining landmarks in Nepal which happens to be the largest stupa in Nepal. This stupa features a 36-meter tall Buddha statue and is visited by thousands of Buddhists each year due to its importance to pilgrims and the Buddhist community.

  •  Pashupatinath Temple

The Pashupatinath Temple is believed to be the home of the Hindu mythological god Shiva. This pagoda temple is visited by Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims throughout the year. The architecture, structures, and monuments in various corners of this UNESCO site are simply excellent.

  • Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square located at Patan in Lalitpur district is popular for its unique architecture and artistic heritage. Some of the major attractions of this UNESCO protected world heritage are Mahaboudha temple, Patan Museum, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, etc. 

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square, also known as Basantapur Durbar Square, is a sight to behold as well as being a religious and spiritual site for those seeking peace. The main features of Kathmandu Durbar Square because it is the target of many national and international travelers are Taleju temple, Kumari Bahal, Basantapur Tower, and Kastha mandap.

  • Swayambhunath Stupa

Swayambhunath Stupa is located on a hillock about 3 Kilometers west of Kathmandu and boasts a myriad of shrines, monuments, and structures in its vicinity. The sleeping Buddha, Dewa Dharma Monastery, Harati temple are the main things to look out for in this oldest stupa of Nepal alongside many others. 


Lhasa

This tour offers travelers the opportunity to discover several monasteries, temples, and palaces located in Lhasa.

  • Potala palace

The Potala Palace in Lhasa is popularly known as the winter palace of the revered Dalai Lama. This masterpiece of Tibetan art is one of the main pilgrimages of Buddhists in Tibet, as well as other parts of China and other countries. This palace is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and consists of at least 1,000 rooms, 200,000 statues, and 10,000 altars.

  • Jokhang Temple

Revered throughout the world as a spiritual hotspot of Tibet, the Jokhang Temple is located in the heart of Lhasa. Some of the main attractions of this temple/monastery are the life-size statues of Shakyamuni (5 feet tall), numerous statues and shrines dedicated to Lord Buddha, gilded roof, etc. Apart from these buildings and temples, the lifestyle of the locals, their religious beliefs, and the magnificent views from the golden roof of the Jokhang Temple is the best things that will make you glad you took this trip.

  • Monasteries: Drepung monastery, Sera monastery, and many others

 

The monasteries of Lhasa are famous for their representation of Buddhist culture. One will be able to see many monks and devotees in these monasteries along with other travelers seeking spirituality. Dreprung Monastery, Sera Monastery, and Ganden Monastery are some of the renowned monasteries in this region, each with a unique value and structure.

Starting Price

1499

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu (1350m)

Upon arrival at the Tribhuwan 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 or you can stroll around the streets of the main tourist hub, Thamel. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be guided to a few of the important landmarks of the Kathmandu Valley that are listed on UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. 

Pashupatinath Temple - Pashupatinath is the biggest shrine of Lord Shiva (Hindu Deity) and a sacred temple for Hindus. This holy site has its significance for the last 2000 years. The holy men with all kinds of makeup and ashes all over the bodies are also central attractions of the Pashupatinath temple.

Boudhanath Stupa - 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. 

Patan Durbar Square: Patan or Lalitpur as it is known as is the city of fine arts. Patan has remained a Buddhist city since ancient times. Some famous monuments in Patan include the Taleju temple, the Bhimsen Temple, The golden temple, the temple of 1000 Buddha, and the Sun Dhara, meaning golden tap. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Kathmandu tour day 2

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, you will explore other few important sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Temple, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. 

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. 

Swayambhunath Stupa- Swayambhunath stupa is also referred as the ‘Monkey temple’ which is situated on a hill top. 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 hill top also offers the scenic view of the Kathmandu valley and the Himalayas. 

Bhaktapur Durbar Square: It is an open museum full of ancient temples, a courtyard, world-class wooden and metal architecture, and numerous festivals. This 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, Nyatapol makes Bhaktapur a must-visit when you are in Nepal.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 4

Fly to Lhasa

Meals included: Breakfast

After a 2 and half hours flight we will arrive in 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.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2+ hr flight & 30 mins drive

Day 5

Full-day Lhasa sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

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 till date.
After lunch we will drive towards the Jokhang Temple, the most scared 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.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 6

Lhasa tour day 2

Meals included: Breakfast

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 manmade 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 7

Depart to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

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 in Nepal and Tibet.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2+ hr flight & 30 mins drive

Day 8

Final Departure

Meals included: Breakfast

You will be transferred to the airport 3 hours earlier than your scheduled flight back to your home country or onward destination. 

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Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu and Lhasa, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident. For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings. Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet
  • Accommodation in Nepal and Tibet
  • Hotel with breakfast
  • English speaking guide per as the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide Fees
  • All transfers and sightseeing on the private vehicle
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All applicable taxes 

Whats Not Included

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


GearList

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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