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

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Max Altitude:

3,800m

Group Size

Any

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Private Vehicle and Flight Included

Best Season:

Summer - Spring and Autumn

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

You can explore 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 sacred Pashupatinath temple, antique Patan Durbar Square, etc. Some of the highlights of this 8 days tour in brief:

Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital city and one of the major tourist hubs in Nepal. There is so much you can do in Kathmandu in a single day for instance taking the tours of UNESCO listed sites in the valley.

  • Boudhanath stupa

Boudhanath stupa is one of 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 community.  

  •  Pashupatinath Temple

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

  • Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square located at Lalitpur/Patan is popular for its unique architecture and artistic heritages.  Some of the major attractions of this UNESCO protected world heritage are Mahaboudha temple, Patan Museum, Krishna temple, golden temple etcetera. 

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square, also known as Basantapur Durbar Square is a sight for the eye alongside being a religious and spiritual site for peace seekers. The main features of Kathmandu Durbar Square due to which it is targeted by many national as well as international travelers are Taleju temple, Kumari Bahal, Basantapur Tower, Kastha mandap etc. 

  • 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. 

  • Khokana Bungmati

Housing the famous Rato Machindranath temple and Karya Binayak temple, Bungmati is a medieval village located 6 Kilometers South of Patan.  Khokana is a neighboring village of Bungmati where you will see Newari residence.


Lhasa

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

  • Potala palace

Potala Palace in Lhasa is popularly known as the winter palace of the revered Dalai Lama. This masterwork of Tibet art is one of the prime pilgrimages for Buddhists in Tibet as well as other parts of China and other countries. This Palace is listed as UNESCO world heritage and consists of at least a thousand rooms, 200000 statues and 10000 altars.   

  • Jokhang temple

Venerated worldwide as a spiritual point of Tibet, 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) Numerous statues and shrines devoted to Buddha, golden roof etcetera. 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.   

  • Monasteries: Drepung monastery, Sera monastery and many others

The monasteries in Lhasa are famous for their depiction of Buddhist culture. One will get to see many monks and devotees in these monasteries alongside other travelers seeking spirituality. Deprung monastery, Sera monastery, Ganden monastery are some of the renowned monasteries of this region each having unique value and structures.  


Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu comprising of Boudhanath stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Patan Durbar Square.

Day 03: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu covering Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambhunath Stupa and Khokana Bungmati.

Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu and Arrive at Gongar Airport. Upon arrival transfer to Lhasa.

Day 05: Sightseeing of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street

Day 06: Full day Sightseeing of Lhasa covering Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery

Day 07: Depart to Kathmandu. Rest in the evening.

Day 08: Final departure.

Starting Price

USD 1499 per person

Group Discount : Available

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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 comprising of Boudhanath stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Patan Durbar Square.

Boudhanath Stupa- Boudhanath stutpa is one of the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley and one of the first monuments with a written history. One of the biggest pilgrimages for Tibetans the area around this stupa is also known as the little Tibet in Kathmandu. This was listed in the UNESCO’s world heritage site list in 1979 A.D.

Pashupatinath Temple- Pashupatinath temple is the most important shrine for Hindus in Kathmandu. Although non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple premises, the cremation that takes place around the Pasupatinath temple area is interesting for foreigners. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979 this area has a lot of Sadhus/Hindu holy men who are center of attraction for many foreigners. Make sure you want to pay them if you take their pictures as they ask for money for being photographed.

Patan Durbar Square- Patan unlike most of other cities in Nepal has majority of Buddhist population. The Patan city has more than 136 Buddhist monasteries and only 50 Hindu temples. Patan Durbar Square is famous for the south Indian style, Krishna temple, the sunken bath, the tall temple of Taleju and the golden temple. Patan Durbar Square is also famous for carvings done in metal, wood and stone.

Day 3

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 as the ‘Monkey temple’ and is one of the 7 UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu. Situated on a hill top 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 hill top 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 4

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

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.

Day 5

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 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.

Day 6

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 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.

Day 7

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 in Nepal and Tibet.

Day 8

Final Departure

Final Departure to your destination.

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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.


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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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