Nepal Tibet Short Tour Overview
Nepal Tibet Short Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that exposes you to the cultural, natural, and other aspects of life in the capitals of two Himalayan nations. Once “forbidden kingdoms”, Nepal and Tibet lie on opposite sides of the magnificent Himalayan range but have an unbreakable cultural and historical connection.
A combined journey to these distinctive countries from anywhere else offers visitors a completely different travel experience. Both of these destinations are breathtaking, and traveling here is a true adventure that will leave you breathless and wanting more. You can appreciate the distinctions between the capitals of these two Himalayan locations and take pleasure in the opportunity to explore various sights in each location. You can also take pleasure in the similarities between the two places, such as the shared mountain range, the flourishing Tibetan Buddhism, and the friendliness and joy of the locals.
The tour is perfect for those looking to explore the exquisite arts and architecture of Kathmandu valley and secondly immerse themselves in mystical Tibetan Buddhism in a short timeframe. Thus, this 8 days journey from Kathmandu to Lhasa is a great opportunity to get a step closer to the cultural and religious lifestyle of the people of Nepal and Tibet.
Nepal Tibet Short Tour Plan
This 1 week Kathmandu Lhasa Tour starts once you arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city, one of three medieval kingdoms, and a cultural hub of Nepal. You will discover Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Boudhanath Stupa which is the largest stupas in South Asia and is a prominent site for Buddhists, and the famous Pashupatinath Temple which is one of the four prominent Hindu sites in the world and a religious site for the devotees of Lord Shiva. You will also get to explore the other two medieval kingdoms of Patan and Bhaktapur and admire the vibrant Newari culture, arts, and architecture. These sites show peace and devotion, a mixture of religion, and harmony between Nepalese people.
Then, the Lhasa tour begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa where you overfly the Himalayas in Nepal and Tibet side. You will discover the cultural and historical treasures of the capital of the “roof of the world”. This mystic land is rich in Buddhist monuments and the simple yet interesting life of the Tibetans can be observed. You will have the opportunity to witness the iconic Potala Palace, the beautiful Norbulingka Palace, the oldest Jokhang temple, the holy path of Barkhor Street, and the grandness of Sera and Drepung Monasteries and learn about the sacred Buddhist teachings.
The trip ends after you fly back to Kathmandu with memories of Tibet.
Highlights of Nepal Tibet Short Tour
- Discover some of the prominent historical landmarks of an ancient Kathmandu valley
- Enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayas during your air journey from Kathmandu to Lhasa
- Flow into the spiritual ambiance of well-known monasteries in Lhasa along with learning some historical facts
- Enjoy the Barkhor Bazaar's strolling, shopping, and native cuisine.
- Learn about the similarities and differences between the arts, and architecture of Nepal and Tibet
- Knowledge about cultural, tradition, food, and way of life differences
Best time to do Nepal Tibet Short Tour
Both Nepal and Tibet have four distinct seasons. And depending upon your tour/travel categories, particular seasons can be better than others. While spring and autumn are considered best for travel in Nepal, summer is the tourist season in Tibet but spring and autumn also welcome plenty of flow.
So the best time to visit Nepal and Tibet is during the spring and autumn seasons. With the end of winter in both countries, spring welcomes some freshness to the environment, the days start to stretch, and have lovely mornings and evenings. The hills in Nepal will be adorned with rhododendron blossoms and Tibet welcomes peach blossoms. Autumns have stable weather with no rain, a clear sky, and a cool breeze.
As this is a trip that only covers a few days in Kathmandu and Lhasa, any time of the year would be favorable to go. The only concern would be the cloudy sky and rain in Kathmandu during the monsoon season. Usually, the rainfall occurs at night time giving break for exploration in day time but the flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa can be delayed or canceled due to fogs and clouds.
Winter, especially the early winter is also a good time to explore Kathmandu and Lhasa because of less crowd. The weather is cold but the days are sunny and clear in Kathmandu. Lhasa is very harsh than Kathmandu being situated at a higher altitude but the days are pretty warm and sunny, suitable for sightseeing purposes.
Permits to do Kathmandu Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
No special permits are required to go sightseeing in Kathmandu and Lhasa. The Nepal Visa which is easily granted on arrival and Tibet Travel Permit which can be obtained after booking the trip with the authorized tour operator are the only permits to enter Kathmandu and Lhasa. The heritage fees and sightseeing location entrance are also required depending upon the sites we choose to visit.