Nepal and Tibet 12 Days Tour

Nepal and Tibet 12 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:

12 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Lhasa (3,700m)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private Vehicle & Flight

Best Season:

All year round

The 11 Nights 12 Days Nepal and Tibet Travel Package is designed for those who want to experience the nature, lifestyle, culture, and diversity of these two Himalayan nations. Nepal and are situated adjoined to each other in the lap of the Himalayas and for many centuries, they were mystic lands for the outsiders.

During this trip, you will visit the city of temples, Kathmandu, Lake Paradise, Pokhara, and the home of different wildlife, Chitwan in Nepal. Therefore, the journey in Nepal offers a great touring experience and a combination of different art, architecture, and lifestyle of various ethnic groups. 

You will spend a couple of days in Lhasa in Tibet after exploring Nepal. The flight to Lhasa from Kathmandu is also a great experience as you fly parallel to the mighty Himalayas soaring higher up in the sky. The capital, Lhasa is also known as the forbidden city and is the most interesting place to study Tibetan Buddhism. Numerous monasteries such as Drepung, Sera, and many others are fascinating and help to understand Tibetan Buddhism and its philosophy.

Come join this short expedition through the Himalayan countries and gain the experience and memory of a lifetime.

 

Starting Price

USD 1999 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

A represtative from Himalayan Trekkers will welcome, greet, and transfer you to the hotel after you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport. 

Check-in at your accommodation and take rest. You can roam around the streets of the Thamel area in the evening. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Full-day Kathmandu Tour

Meals included: Breakfast

Your guided sightseeing of Kathmandu starts from Kathmandu Durbar Square. It was a royal palace of Malla and Shah kings of Nepal. Kastamandap Temple, Kumari House, and Hanuman Dhoka are the major attractions here. 

Then, we will head towards Swoyambhunath Temple, the oldest UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal standing on the hilltop overlooking the Kathmandu Valley. 

After lunch, we visit one of the important landmarks in Nepal, Pashupatinath Temple. It is the holiest shrine in Nepal and the top four sacred in the world for Hindu devotees dedicated to Lord Shiva. 

Driving north-east from Pashupati, we reach the biggest stupa in Nepal, Boudhanath Stupa. It is the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal/ 

After exploring these places, we transfer you to the hotel. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Drive to Pokhara

Meals included: Breakfast

After a warm breakfast at the hotel, we start our scenic drive to Pokhara. It is the second-largest city and one of the popular tourist destinations of Nepal. 

Upon arriving in Pokhara, you will check-in at the hotel and take a rest. In the evening, you can roam around the lakeside or go for a boating trip in Phewa Lake. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 4

Pokhara sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, you will explore Pokhara for a whole day. Some of the major attractions here are Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda), Gupteshowr Cave, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Bindabasini Temple, Seti River Gorge, etc. 

In the evening, you can rent a bicycle and ride around the lakeside.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 5

Hike/drive to Sarangkot & drive to Chitwan

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early in the morning, we will either drive or hike to Sarangkot, the famous and the best hill station for dramatic sunset and sunrise view over the snowy Himalayan peaks. After spending some quality time in Sarangkot, we will return to our hotel and have a warm breakfast. 

Soon we leave Pokhara and head towards Chitwan National Park in Chitwan. In the evening, you can explore the surrounding Tharu villages and get to know their lifestyle. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 mins drive/3 hrs hike & 5 hrs drive

Day 6

Chitwan National Park exploration day

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast in the morning, we drive for a while from your jungle camp and go canoeing in the Budi Rapti river. There are chances to see the one-horned rhino and other wild animals. After the canoeing, we go to the elephant breeding center where female elephants are kept for breeding. We drive to the elephant bathing place in Sauraha. You can participate in the elephant bathing if you want which may cost you 2-3 dollars. We head back to the hotel for lunch and rest for a while. In the afternoon, we will go for the elephant ride inside the national park where you may encounter some wildlife animals including a one-horned rhino, different species of deer, monkeys, and many more. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 7

Drive back to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we leave for Kathmandu. In the evening, roam around the streets and check out some of the bars, fooderies, and shops. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 8

Fly to Lhasa

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, you will fly to the capital of Tibet, Lhasa. You are recommended to take a rest to get familiar with the altitude of Lhasa. In the evening, we will stroll the city to experience the lifestyle of the locals. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 1 hour+ flight and 1/2 hour drive

Day 9

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 to date.

After lunch, we will drive towards the Jokhang Temple, the most sacred 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 10

Lhasa sightseeing 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 man-made 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 11

Fly back to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

Our Tibetan representative will transfer you to the airport and bid farewell. 

On arriving in Kathmandu, you will check-in at the hotel and take a rest. In the evening, we will have dinner together in an authentic Nepali restaurant. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 1 hour+ flight and 1/2 hour drive

Day 12

Final departure

Meals included: Breakfast

You will be transferred to the airport for a flight back to your hometown or onward destination. 

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, Lhasa, Gyantse, and Xigaatse, 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. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

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.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

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
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast as per the itinerary
  • English speaking guide per as the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide and driver fees 
  • Land cruiser for all the ground transportation
  • A mineral water bottle
  • Welcome/farewell dinner
  • All government/applicable taxes and office service charges

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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