Nepal Tibet 9 Days Tour - 9 Days

Bouddhanath Stupa in Kathmandu

Trip Info

Trip Duration

9 Days

Max Altitude

3800 m



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Nepal Tibet 9 Days Tour Overview

Nepal Tibet 9 Days Tour takes you to some of the popular and beautiful tourist destinations in Nepal and Tibet. This 9-day long tour is a beautiful combination of the best cultural, historical, and natural sites of the “once forbidden kingdoms”. 

This exhilarating Tibet Nepal Trip has been skillfully designed to satisfy your deepest desire to explore two of the most intriguing Himalayan Kingdoms on opposite sides of the Mighty Himalayas.

The Nepal Tibet 9 days tour begins with a look at Nepal's real art and culture. You will traverse the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and learn about the rich Newari culture, history, and way of living of the capital of Nepal. After you get some insights into the cultural side of Nepal, you will be taken to the natural side of this Himalayan country which is also the second-largest tourist destination in the country, Pokhara. The green landscape, gushing Whitewater Rivers, terraced farms, some of the highest Himalayas such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, etc., freshwater lakes, glorious sunrise over the snow-capped Himalayan ranges, and many more are the other part of this journey in Nepal. 

You will get to enjoy the magnificent Himalayan view once again from your airplane window after taking a thrilling trip to energetic Nepal. You will travel to Gonggar Airport and be exposed to locals of Lhasa, their culture, and traditions. The capital cities of the neighboring Himalayan countries are simply a 2-hour flight away. It is nothing short of breathtaking to fly over the Himalayas, and the aerial views of the mountain peaks add to the enjoyment and thrill of the ride. 

Lhasa is as exotic as it gets in Asia because of its untamed scenery and distinctive Tibetan culture. Its artistic monasteries with a Buddhist influence are home to several ancient artifacts. In fact, Lhasa has been referred to as the center of the Tibetan Buddhist world for ages.

In addition, Lhasa offers a distinctive way of life that you may discover in the city’s countless markets and lanes that branch out from revered temples and monasteries. Once you have discovered the grandiose cultural part of this cultural country, you will get to relish nature in this famous “roof of the world” with a day trip to the “heavenly Lake” named “Namtso Lake”. The world’s highest saline water lake not only lets you be in the natural environment but the yak herders who live there give you a taste of a nomadic existence.

Through this tour brought to you by Himalayan trekkers, you will make the most out of this trip in just as little as 9 days while enjoying the heartwarming hospitality of Nepalese and Tibetan People.

Nepal Tibet 9 days Trip Highlights

  • Get insight into the culture and history of the medieval towns in the Kathmandu Valley
  • Discover the fantastic UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu
  • Opportunity to traverse through the natural beauty of Pokhara 
  • Witnessing the glorious sunrise from Sarangkot Hill station along with the Himalayas such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri. 
  • Experience one of the world’s breathtaking flights over the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Kailash, etc. 
  • Immerse in surreal rugged mountains and witness still alpine lakes 
  • Get lost in the grand Tibetan Buddhism monasteries in Lhasa 
  • Observe the fascinating monastic debates among the monks
  • Walk freely around the lanes and streets of “once the forbidden kingdoms”

Best time to do the Nepal Tibet 9 days tour 

Spring, fall, and early winter are considered the most favorable time to do the Nepal Tibet 9 days tour. The sightseeing tours in the cities could be done any time of the year but as this trip adds Pokhara and Namtso Lake trips, monsoon and core winter are suggested to be avoided. 

The Himalayan views from Sarangkot are best viewed in the mornings of spring, autumn, and December months as the weather is clear and stable during this time. The perfect temperatures, the thriving lush landscapes, and the clear skies of spring and autumn seasons make the journey in Kathmandu Pokhara wonderful. 

The temperatures are a bit colder in Lhasa compared to Kathmandu and Pokhara as Lhasa is located at a higher altitude. The highest point you will reach during this journey is 4178 meters at Namtso Lake, so the winters are harsher than the other places you visit on this trip. But with clear sky, the vistas of the surrounding Alps, the Tibetan landscapes, and the frozen Namtso are truly captivating.

Thus, considering the visits to Pokhara and Namtso, the best time to do this 9 days Nepal Tibet Tour is during the spring and autumn season with the winter month of December. 

Permits to do Nepal Tibet Tour

You do not need to obtain any special permits to do this 9 days Nepal Tibet Tour. You will only need a Nepal Visa which can be easily granted on arrival at the airport or land borders and heritage site entry fees for you will be exploring in Nepal.  For Tibet, you will have to obtain Tibet Travel Permit which can be obtained once your trip is confirmed with your authorized trip organizers. You also need the heritage fees in Lhasa. 

Note: Other than the Nepal Visa Fee, all other needed permits are included in this package cost. 

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US$ 1,699 P/P

US$ 1,699.00

US$ 76.46


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 your arrival at the Kathmandu Airport, you will be greeted by one of the representatives from Himalayan Trekkers. Then he will transfer you to the designated hotel probably around the Thamel. After hotel check-in formalities, you will have time to rest and freshen up before we have a brief chat about this Nepal Tibet Tour. 

In case of early arrival, we will collect your passports, signatures, and necessary documents for the Chinese Group Visa applications after you check into your accommodation. But, if your arrival is late, we will pick up those documents on the following day. It takes three business/working days to acquire the visa. 
Then depending upon the remaining time,

We will take you for a stroll in Thamel, the main commercial neighborhood in Kathmandu. Thamel is renowned for its winding lanes lined with a variety of shops and street sellers. Hotels, eateries, bars, clubs, travel agencies, grocers, jewelry stores, curio shops, and more may be found there. Everything and anything can be found here.

Note: Also, if your arrival is in the morning or before noon, and you have no jet lag, then we can visit Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. If not visited today, we will cover these sites in the upcoming days. 

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM
Day 2: Drive to Pokhara
7 Hours Drive
Max Altitude: 850 M

Following a warm and delicious breakfast at the hotel, we will lead our journey toward another big tourist destination called Pokhara. Pokhara is the second biggest city in the country in terms of geography as well as tourism after Kathmandu due to its reputation as the "city of mountains and beautiful lakes”. 

As we cross the ahead of Thankot in Kathmandu, we can immediately feel the difference. The environment becomes much more peaceful, the views begin to widen and nature seems lively. We drive for around 7 hours to reach Pokhara city along the Prithivi Highway and the gushing Trishuli River down the road. We will pass by many beautiful terraced fields, small settlements, and lush hill views. Few stops for tea, lunch, & photography breaks are also there in this long scenic driving journey. If the weather is clear you can see the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu, and Annapurna as soon as you start going down from Kathmandu.

Once we reach Pokhara, we will check in at our designated hotel accommodation and rest for a bit. In the evening, probably during the time of sunset, we will go for the boat ride in Phewa Lake and take in the view of the mountain shadow on the surface of Phewa Lake along with the sunset view. We will visit the Tal Barahi Temple riding the boat as the temple is located in the middle of the lake. After we visit, pray, and look at the views from Temple Island, we ride back to where we started. 

Then later, you can take a relaxing evening walk on the lakeside and admire the beauty nature has created. We return to the hotel for the night. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Pokhara
Day 3: Sarangkot morning visit & Full-day Pokhara sightseeing
Full Day Tour
Max Altitude: 1600 M

After an early morning call, we will drive for 30 minutes to Sarangkot Hill station to observe the sunrise view and the Himalayan views. Sarangkot is one of the best hill stations in the region for the sunrise, the Himalayas as well as Pokhara city views. Once we get infused with the promising views, we return to our hotel and have a hearty breakfast. 

The remainder of the day today in Pokhara will be spent exploring the important natural, cultural, and historical sites of the city. We start off with some of the most visited sites there such as Davis Falls which was named to honor a young swiss woman who drowned there. It is called Patale Chhango in Nepali which means underworld’s waterfall. Then we will visit the Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and believed to be the longest cave in the country. The view of Davis fall coming down from the other side. 

A 5 minutes walk from the Gupteshwor cave is the Tibetan refugee camp where you can see Tibetan refugees doing different kinds of work for livelihood such as making carpets, making jewelry with semi-precious stones, and selling things to tourists. After spending some time understanding Tibet and its political conditions in the area we head towards the Bindabasani temple and the Seti River gorge.

We will return to the hotel and enjoy the evening around the lakeside. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Pokhara
Day 4: Drive Back to Kathmandu & Sightseeing
7 Hours Drive
Max Altitude: 1350 M

We leave Pokhara after breakfast and hit on the same road to return to Kathmandu. As we drive back via the same route, we will again be offered the same scenic landscapes, settlements, and terraced farms. Once we enter the Kathmandu Valley and drive past Kalanki, we will visit the Swoyambhunath Stupa on our way to the hotel. Swoyambhunath Stupa is one of the oldest sacred sites in the country and is often referred to as the “monkey temple” because the monkeys have lived here forever and the number is no joke. 

We climb to the stupa from the western side but you can also climb the 365-step stone staircase that is on the other side of the stupa. Once we reach the top, the vast views of the Kathmandu valley are stunning from up here. The whitewashed dome dominating the sky with its giant Buddha eyes surrounded by many small monuments and temples of many other deities is visible from every other corner of the city as it is located on a hilltop.

After discovering the sacred site for both Buddhists and Hindus, we return to the parking area, hop onto our vehicle and drive to the hotel. 

Note: One of our representatives will collect your passports and visas for Tibet today.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM
Day 5: Morning Sightseeing in Kathmandu & Fly to Lhasa
2.5 Hours Flight 1 Hours Transfer
Max Altitude: 3650 M

If the passports and visas were not able to get collected yesterday, we collect them today as soon as the Chinese Embassy is opened.

We will spend the morning visiting Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple if we did not visit them on the first day. But, if we have explored those sites already, we will visit one of the three Durbar Squares in the Valley.  The three durbar squares in this medieval valley are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square; each of them has similar yet different historical, cultural, art, and architectural values. 

Then, we transfer to the airport in the afternoon for the scenic flight to Lhasa. The plane flies over the Himalayan ranges of both Nepal and Tibet and you will be able to get views of some of the highest on the earth such as Everest, Cho Oyu, Kailash, etc. 

You will meet our Tibetan representative at the Gonggar Airport. Then you will be transferred to the designated hotel in the heart of Lhasa town after around an hour’s drive from the airport. After check-in formalities, you can freshen up and rest for a bit. 

In the evening, we will stroll around the famous Barkhor Street which is also known as the “holy path” among Tibetans. We can also visit the Jokhang Temple, which is the oldest temple in the city. Jokhang was built by the king Songtsen Gampo who at that time conquered the whole of Tibet to reside the life-size statue of 12-year-old Jowa Sakyamuni, who is the most adored idol in the entire Tibetan region brought by his Chinese wife Wencheng Princess. 

This sacred monastery is valued very much because of its significant contribution to the growth of Buddhism in that country. The Jokhang Temple is surrounded by Barkhor Street full of authentic Tibetan shops, and eateries. We can first explore the temple or the street and get back to the hotel for the night.

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

We will spend our second day in Lhasa exploring the most prominent and famous sites of the town. 

We will first visit the grandiose Potala Palace that still commands the Lhasa skyline. Listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, the palace was built by King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century. The palace complex is world known for its architectural splendor, attractiveness, and significant collections of priceless artwork. From the 17th century, Potala resided in the Dalai Lamas in winter, their administration, and places of worship. 

The Red Palace and White Palace's magnificent interiors are rich with fine Thangkas, numerous Buddha statues, vivid wall murals, and other works of Buddhist art, which you can discover by ascending their holy steps.

After being satisfied with the Potala exploration, we will drive to Norbulingka Palace, known as the summer residence of the Dalai Lamas. The palace consists of 374 rooms and the palace complex also has the largest man-made garden in the country named Norbulingka Park which translated to the “Jewel/treasure Park”. The lush vegetation, refreshing ponds, and cozy palaces make Norbulingka the ideal destination for a summer getaway. 

We will also visit Drepung Monastery after exploring Norbulingka, which was built by Chojey Tashi Palden in the 14th Century. Drepung is the largest among the three biggest Gelugpa sect monasteries and is one of the holiest monasteries in the country and was known as the mother of monasteries. It has 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. We end our day in Drepung and return to the hotel. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Lhasa
Day 7: Day trip to Namtso Lake
Full Day Trip
Max Altitude: 3650 M

Tibet is not only known for its fascinating culture. The country has some breathtaking natural splendors too. So, we will go today to the lovely Namtso Lake, which is located about 220 kilometers from Lhasa. Namtso Lake is the second-largest and one of the four major holy lakes in Tibet. It is also the world’s highest located saline water lake located at 4718 meters which is why the lake is also called the “Heavenly Lake” or “Sky Lake”. The lake is surrounded by Nyechen Tanglha Mountain ranges which are covered with snow all the time even in summers. 

We leave Lhasa early in the morning and start our scenic drive toward Namtso Lake. Along the journey, we will enjoy the view of the snow-capped Nyenchen Thanglha Mountain Ranges, as well as a large number of nomads and their tents, which are crowded with grazing yaks and sheep on the lush grassland during summertime. We will come across the 5,190-meter-high Legan La Pass which rewards us with an amazing view of the Sky-Road Railway against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains and the breathtaking panorama of Namtso Lake.

We explore the lake for an ample amount of time and after exploring it to the fullest, we drive back to Lhasa for the night.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Lhasa
Day 8: Visit Sera Monastery & local Bazaars Exploration
Full Day in Lhasa City
Max Altitude: 3650 M

Today we will explore the most beautiful monastery in the country, Sera Monastery. One of the three Gelugpa Sect Monasteries along with Drepung and Ganden was built in 1419 and housed more than 5,000 monks and five monastic colleges in its heyday. The name Sera means wild rose and was given to the monastery because it sits in a northern suburb of Lhasa, where wild roses are abundantly growing at a height of around 3700 meters above sea level. One of the most interesting parts of this Sera Monastery sightseeing is seeing the monks doing the monastic/Buddhism debates in the courtyard. 

After the sightseeing in the Sera ends, we will visit the local bazaar and unvisited nearby places in the town. The remainder of the day is on leisure. You can rest, and explore Barkhor Street to purchase some authentic Tibetan goods to take home. 

Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Lhasa
Day 9: Depart from Lhasa Tibet
1 Hour Drive to Lhasa Airport

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your scheduled flight to mainland China or Nepal. There are a couple of flights from Lhasa to a couple of cities in Mainland China such as Chengdu, Guangzhou, and Beijing from where you can take the connecting flight to your home country or onward destination. Also, you can opt. to fly to Kathmandu after the trip ends in Lhasa. However, if the plan is made before the trip, it will be more fruitful and cost-effective. 

In case you fly back to Kathmandu, you will arrive in Kathmandu around noon. As a result, you can catch the late noon or evening flight to your onward destination from Kathmandu. 

However, if you want to spend overnight in Kathmandu, we can customize it at an additional cost and prior information. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotels

What is included / not included


  • All airport transfers in a private vehicle
  • 3* Standard category hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • 3* Standard category hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast in Pokhara
  • 3* Standard category hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast in Lhasa
  • All required ground transportation in a private vehicle
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu on a private vehicle
  • Airfare (Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu)
  • 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)
  • 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


Accommodation During the Nepal Tibet 9 Days Tour 

As we, Himalayan Trekkers’ main motive is to give our valuable guests with comfortable travel experience, we arrange clean hygienic and comfortable accommodations for them. We provide 3-star standard category hotels/resorts with breakfast on a twin/double sharing basis in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lhasa. However, if you prefer to have a single supplement or upgrade the hotel category, we can manage them at an additional cost if we are informed prior. 

Meals during 9 days Nepal Tibet Tour

Except for all the breakfasts and one welcome/farewell dinner, we have not included the lunches and dinners in this trip package as the cities mentioned in this itinerary have a broad variety of restaurants and eateries and menus. 

Various levels of restaurants can be seen in Kathmandu and Pokhara serving Nepali, Indian, Chinese, Western, Continental cuisines, etc. Similarly, there are many different types of menus available in Lhasa, including western cuisine, Sichuan cuisine, Nepalese cuisine, and Tibetan cuisine. The majority of the restaurants are grouped together around Barkhor Street and the Jokhang Temple. As a result, you may easily access places to dine and drink.

However, we can recommend to you the best places to dine in as per your style and menus those serving healthy and hygienic foods. You can go for authentic traditional menus or eat continental or western cuisines. The choice is up to you.

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