Nepal Tibet 9 Days Tour

Nepal Tibet 9 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:

9 Days

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Max Altitude:

3,800m

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private Vehicle and Flight Included

Best Season:

Summer - Spring and Autumn

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 will make you witness the natural diversity of Nepal at its best starting from sightseeing at Pokhara.

Continuing with the tour, you will travel to Nagarkot and hike to Nagarkot hills and enjoy some of the best nature views. This tour also takes you across Lhasa which is the capital city of Tibet. Lhasa has been referred to as the center of the Tibetan Buddhist world for ages.

You will travel to Gonggar Airport and be exposed to locals of Lhasa, their culture and traditions. Winter can get a bit cold in Tibet but the views of clear skies, mountains and other added flavour of Tibet will never disappoint you.

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.

Pokhara

Pokhara is the second largest city of Nepal and is the gateway to the Annapurna region. Due to this reason, any adventurer who aims to trek on Annapurna sanctuary, has to go through Pokhara.

Pokhara is a land of immense beauty encompassing exotic lakes, mysterious caves and commanding mountain views.  Via a short hike from Pokhara, one will reach Sarangkot. At 1592 meters, Sarangkot provides with amazing views of Annapurna mountains and Machhapuchhre.

Other possibilities include paragliding, boating in Phewa lake, Begnas lake, visiting Bindhyabasini temple, Davis falls and numerous others.

Nagarkot

Bounded by dense forest of pine trees and hills, Nagarkot is an amazing sight with so much to offer. For travelers running short on time but keen to see the views of the Himalayas including the mighty Mount Everest, Nagarkot is an ideal destination.

The extraordinary sunrise and sunset views are the other things to look forward to during this trip. If you are lucky and the day is clear, you can see the views of the highest mountains in the world like Mount Everest (8848 meters), Manaslu (8463 meters) and several others.

Lhasa

Lhasa is well known as Buddhist pilgrimage sites. located at the height of 3800 meters, Lhasa is the largest city of Tibet beside being its capital city. It is rich with many sacrosanct sites like Potala Palace, Tsamkhung Nunnery, Ramoche temple, Jokhang temple and more.

Potala Palace is a UNESCO world heritage and center for many Tibetan customs. Barkhor street is another thing to look forward to in Lhasa which is captivating with small Tibetan ships, monasteries, souvenir shops, diverse and unique cuisines, etcetera. Drepung monastery, Sera monastery, Nechung Temple etcetera are other prime attractions of Lhasa.


Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (200km/7hours) and boating at Phewa Lake.

Day 03: Sightseeing of Pokhara city including the Davis fall, Gupteshwor cave, Bindabasani temple, Tibetan refugee camp and Seti River gorge.

Day 4: Drive to Nagarkot via Kathmandu (230km/8 hours). Short hike around the villages of Nagarkot.

Day 05: Fly from Kathmandu and Arrive Gongar Airport. Upon arrival transfer to Lhasa.

Day 06: Sightseeing of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and BarDay khor Street

Day 07: Full day Sightseeing of Lhasa covering Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery

Day 08: Depart to Kathmandu. Rest in the evening.

Day 09: Final departure.

Starting Price

USD 1699 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival at Kathmandu

International airport. Be received, welcomed & assisted by our representative & transfer to hotel. Half day sightseeing of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Overnight at hotel.

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.

Day 2

Drive to Pokhara (200km/7hours) and boating at Phewa Lake.

After a warm breakfast at hotel we start the 7 hours/200km drive to Pokhara. We will make few stops on the way as there are lots of places to capture photographs. We will follow the Trishuli River, one of the best rivers for amateur rafting until Mugling and then onwards go on the opposite direction of the Marshayngdi River for a while. Besides the small and simple villages the Prithvi Highway also offer nice view of mountains, most notably from Khairini and onwards. 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. In the evening stroll around the lake side or depending on the time you reach Pokhara for a boating trip in the Phewa Lake.

Day 3

Sightseeing of Pokhara city including the Davis fall, Gupteshwor cave, Bindabasani temple, Tibetan refugee camp and Seti River gorge.

Your city guide will come to receive you after breakfast and drive towards the Davis fall, named after a Swiss coupled washed away by the waterfall in 1961. Then cross the road and go to the Gupteshwor cave with a self created statue of Lord Shiva and 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 jewelries with semi precious stones and selling things to tourist. After spending some time to understand Tibet and its political conditions in the area we head towards the Bindabasani temple and the Seti river gorge.

Day 4

Drive to Nagarkot via Kathmandu (230km/8 hours). Short hike around the villages of Nagarkot.

Nagarkot is situated at 2100 m from sea leave and offers a scenic view of some of the highest mountains on earth. It is famous for the snow fall in winter, especially during the beginning of February.

Day 5

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 6

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 7

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 8

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 9

Final Departure

Final Departure towards your destination.

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Accommodation

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

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lhasa, and Gyantse, 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 and 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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