Nepal Tibet Tour 12 Days - 12 Days

Nepal Tibet Tour 12 Days

Trip Info

Trip Duration

12 Days

Max Altitude

Lhasa, 3660 m



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Nepal Tibet Tour 12 Days Overview

Nepal Tibet Tour is a well-balanced journey blending the spectacular natural splendor, diverse culture, and tradition, and mind-blowing art and architecture of the two beautiful but distinct Himalayan Kingdoms. This 12-day Himalayan travel includes the finest of the region's landscapes and cultural variety, with Nepal's snow-capped peaks as appealing as Tibet's historical monasteries and unique local customs incorporating sightseeing, adventure, and wildlife activities. 

This thrilling Tibet Nepal excursion is skillfully designed to deliver your ideal fantasy of visiting two of the most fascinating Himalayan kingdoms on the other side of the Mighty Himalayas. You will get to capture the timeless ambiance of monasteries and mountain villages and experience the Himalayas‘ soul from Kathmandu's bustling streets to Lhasa's renowned Potala Palace.

The unique art and architecture featured throughout this Himalayan holiday are add to the intoxicating whirlwind of sightseeing in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lhasa. A wildlife excursion in Chitwan National Park makes a memorable jungle safari in search of unique wildlife including Bengal tigers, one-horned rhino, and musk deer. Also, it is a great opportunity to learn about the subtle differences between Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism and experience a variety of cultures and customs. 

Our Nepal Tibet 12 Days tour starts in Kathmandu and includes stops at various UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the valley. Then the journey continues towards the Lake City, Pokhara, and end your Nepal tour with a jungle safari through the Chitwan National Park’s sweltering forests. And then continue the trip with a flight to the capital of the ‘roof of the world’, Lhasa at 3660 meters above sea level, and see some of the most spectacular monasteries of Tibet. 

While there are many other destinations to visit in Asia, few are as dramatic and incredible as Nepal and Tibet when combined. So, come join this short journey and gain the memory of a lifetime.

Trip Highlights:

  • Experience the magnificence of the two neighboring Himalayan nations
  • Explore the land of diversity in terms of geography, culture, history, and nature: Nepal
  • Enjoy the cultural beauty of the city of temples by visiting its UNESCO world heritage sites
  • Take in the mesmerizing sunrise views along with snow-clad peaks from Sarangkot hill station
  • Savor the natural wonders of Pokhara city
  • A glance into the wildlife of the Chitwan National Park
  • A short encounter with the indigenous Tharu people of Nepal
  • Discover the magnificent Tibetan monasteries and complexes which homed the Dalai Lamas during summer and winter
  • Admire the Tibetan Plateau as the ‘roof of the world’ 

Best time for Nepal Tibet Tour 

Both Nepal and Tibet welcome four seasons (spring, summer, autumn & winter) in a year. And while traveling to these countries can be done any time of the year, it is also divided into the types of tours you want to do, with some destinations and activities being better suited to specific seasons than others. Because this tour package is considered an easy sightseeing and exploring tour, it may be taken at any time during the year. But, it would be perfect to travel the destinations on this package during the spring and autumn seasons. 

Spring (Late March-May) and autumn (Late September-November) in Nepal and Tibet have drier and clearer days, making them excellent for people who want to visit for the spectacular high-altitude treks. These times are ideal for sightseeing and seeing the natural and cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan National Park, as well as jungle safaris. The days are brighter, and the nights are clearer, making sightseeing trips in Lhasa perfect.

While it is true that spring and fall are the best periods to visit these Himalayan countries, this does not rule out summer and winter. These months are also beautiful in their own right.

The summer months of June and July are the hottest times in Nepal and the warmest in Tibet which also marks the start of the monsoon season. The weather is warm to hot throughout the day but cools off at night. The month of August is the wettest of the year. While the rain might make travel difficult, it also makes the area lush and green, with an abundance of fresh growth as a result of the rain.

The temperature starts to fall off from December and gets coldest in January. Until the mid of February, it might be ice cold, but the days are mostly bright and sunny with little snow in Lhasa. However, winter is ideal for those traveling on a budget or who are less willing to travel during peak months when the sights are clogged by throngs of tourists.

Traveling to Nepal and Tibet with/without the Guide?

The requirement of traveling with a guide or without a guide depends upon the particular destinations in Nepal. But, it is mandatory to be accompanied by a guide when you are traveling to any part of Tibet. This trip package consists of the famous tourist destinations in Nepal where guides are not compulsory however, there are many benefits to be accompanied by one. Let's take a look at how local guides might make your journey more enjoyable.

  • Firstly, they are in charge of your safety and happiness. 
  • Your guide has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share with the intricacies of historic sites.
  • They work as your translators to the locals. 
  • Be it merely a slight headache or a symptom of something more serious, your guide would be there to help you. 
  • At last but not least, when you hire a tour, you're creating a job meaning you are helping to promote the country's development.

Requirement of Travel Document for Nepal Tibet Tour 

Depending upon the destinations and activities, the travel permits differ too. For this 12 days Nepal Tibet Tour, you will need some mandatory travel documents such as Nepal Visa Fee, Tibet Travel Permit, and Chinese Group Visa. Nepal Visa will be granted upon your arrival at the airport so make sure to carry some exchange. 

The first thing to enter Tibet is the Tibet Travel Permit. This can only be received after you have booked your tour with the local tour operator, and we will complete the application on your behalf using a scanned color copy of your passport. The permission will be ready for your trip from Lhasa after about 15-20 days of processing.

Another permit required is the Chinese Group Visa, different from the regular Chinese Visa. It will be given once your travel agency applies for the visa with your original passport in Nepal. And, the processing time is usually three business days.

We will make all of the necessary arrangements for Tibet permits so you can prepare for the departure without hassles.

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US$ 1,999 P/P

US$ 1,999.00

US$ 89.96


Note: This expense includes bank charge of 4.5%

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Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
20 minutes drive to hotel
Max Altitude: 1350 m

A representative from Himalayan Trekkers will welcome, greet, and transfer you to your hotel after you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport. 
In case of early arrival, you will have time to explore some of the major attractions of Kathmandu that are nearer to your accommodation. 

We will drive you to the most prominent Tibetan Buddhism site named Boudhanath Stupa with its Buddha eyes and colorful prayer flags on each side. 15 minutes’ drive will take you to one of the most sacred Hindu sites in the world, Pashupatinath Temple which is also the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Witness the evening aarti ceremony (one of the praying rituals) and the open cremation on the opposite at the bank of the holy Bagmati River. 

In the evening, if you feel like exploring, you can stroll around the streets of the Thamel area. 

Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Day 2: Full-day Kathmandu Tour
6-7 hrs
Max Altitude: 1350 m

Your passport will be collected for the Chinese Group Visa today before taking you to the other UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath Stupa. 

We first drive to Patan to explore the Patan Durbar Square complex and its artistic masterpieces. Patan or Lalitpur is one of the three Kathmandu Medieval City and is also called the ‘CITY OF BEAUTY’. Patan Durbar Square boasts the historic pagoda-roofed temples and a royal palace that has been converted into a museum. Some of the cultural gems gracing this lovely area include the Golden Temple, Kumbeshwar Temple, Krishna Temple, and Patan Palace Museum.

Then, we drive to Bhaktapur, also known as the 'City of Devotees.' Bhaktapur, another medieval city, is one of Kathmandu Valley's best-preserved cultural sites. Some of the architectural masterpieces of this medieval empire include the nine-story Nyatapole Temple, Palace of 55 Windows, Datteraya Temple, Golden Gate, and Bhiravnath Temple. You can spend some time watching the pottery. Also, Juju Dhau (King of Yoghurt) is a must-try from Bhaktapur city. 

After that, we drive back to the hotel in Kathmandu. If the time permits, we will make our stop at Kathmandu Durbar Square also known as Basantapur and Hanuman Dhoka. The complex of the former Malla and Shah Kings of Nepal houses a collection of many temples, courtyards, and palaces turned into a museum. Kasthamandap Temple and the House of Living Goddess called Kumari House are other prominent attractions here. 

After a full day of exploring the historical and cultural landmarks of Kathmandu, we return to the hotel via the streets of Indrachowk and Thamel. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara
6-7 hrs
Max Altitude: 800 m

After a warm breakfast at the hotel, we start our scenic drive to Pokhara. The road distance between Kathmandu and Pokhara is just more than 200 kilometers, takes up to 7 hours of drive. The scenery is truly magnificent as we drive winding across a mountainous and winding landscape. We also pass through the gorgeous villages, hills, and mountains, from which you will get a sense of the rural side of the country. The old village of Bandipur, one of Nepal's architectural marvels, is one of the things you're likely to miss if you do not choose to drive. 

Upon arriving in Pokhara, we will check-in at the hotel and take a  brief rest. After that, take a boat journey across the Phewa Lake to Barahi's island temple. This temple, which dates from the 18th century, is devoted to the Hindu goddess Durga. We return to our hotel after an hour of boating, as well as taking in the breathtaking evening vistas of Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Day 4: Full day Pokhara sightseeing
6-7 hrs
Max Altitude: 800 m

Pokhara, set near the tranquil Phewa Lake and flanked by snow-capped Himalayan peaks, is likely to take your breath away. Fill yourself with a delicious buffet breakfast before beginning your sightseeing excursion. 
We drive to the International Mountain Museum to see some of the earliest expedition groups' gear utilized in the Nepal Himalaya. The museum also features exhibits about the region's culture, history, flora, and fauna. We will explore some of the major attractions of the city for the remainder of the day. We will visit Davis Falls, one of the scenic waterfalls with a mysterious history. The water travels through caves and underground tunnels. Opposite the Davis Falls is Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave which is considered one of the longest caves in Nepal and has an underground waterfall. 

We also pay our visits to Shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda). It is a large Buddhist stupa on the southern bank of Phewa Lake and is a superb vantage point with amazing views of the Annapurna range, Phewa Lake and Pokhara City. The Seti Gandaki Gorge is another amazing attraction to look at from the Mahendra Pul, a little bridge in the city's heart. 

Mahendra Cave, Chamero Gufa (Bat Cave), Bindhayabasini Temple, Old Market Places, Gurkha Memorial Museum, and Bhimsen Temple are other few attractions of this city. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Day 5: Drive to Sarangkot for sunrise & drive to Chitwan
5-6 hrs
Max Altitude: 1600 m

We rise early in the morning and drive to Sarangkot to see the famous Himalayan sunrise. The hill offers a 360-degree panorama of Himalayan Peaks such as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) (6997m), and Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), as well as the entire Pokhara valley. We will witness a stunning sunrise as the sun rises over the mountains, bathing them in a rainbow of red, orange, and golden-yellow hues. After that, we drive back to our hotel in Pokhara, eat breakfast, and continue to Chitwan along with the beautiful sceneries of small towns, lush green hillsides, and terraced farms. 

Once we arrive in Chitwan, we check into our accommodation and relax. We will take a stroll around Tharu village in the late afternoon and get a glimpse of the lifestyle of these indigenous people. We will also witness the wonderful sunset moment by the Rapti River.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Day 6: Chitwan National Park exploration day
6-7 hrs
Max Altitude: 415 m

Today is filled with exciting jungle activities in Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the oldest national park in Nepal. After breakfast, we will head to Budi Rapti River for canoeing then proceed to the elephant breeding center where female elephants are kept for breeding. Next, we will drive to the elephant bathing place in Sauraha and observe the bathing process. You can participate in elephant bathing by paying extra. We head back to the hotel for lunch and rest for a while in the afternoon. 

Then, we will go for the jeep ride/jungle walk inside the national park where you may encounter some wildlife animals including a one-horned rhino, different species of deer, monkeys, and many more. 

We end our day by attending a Tharu cultural program where the Tharu people will perform dance and music, with the famed stick dances and the crazy peacock dance. Once dinner is served, then it's time to call it a night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu
6-7 hrs
Max Altitude: 1350 m

We leave Chitwan after breakfast and return to Kathmandu along the Tribhuvan Highway. Our vehicle passes through rural villages and farmland, hills covered in beautiful woods, and glacial rivers with sandy beaches. As you approach Kathmandu Valley, the mountains come in sight slowly. When we arrive in Kathmandu, check in at the hotel and rest. You can go souvenir shopping in Thamel or explore the local market Ason Bazaar on your own if you want to.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Day 8: Fly to Lhasa
1 hour+ flight and 1/2 hour drive
Max Altitude: 3660 m

You will be transferred to the airport early in the morning to board the plane for your travel to Lhasa over the Himalayas. If the weather is clear, the peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga can be seen. 

Upon your arrival at Gonggar Airport in Lhasa, you will meet our Tibetan guide waiting with a vehicle and proceed east down the huge Yarlung Tsangpo valley to Tsedang. If time allows, you might be able to visit a tiny monastery near Tsedang or a fascinating carpet factory where you can observe the entire carpet-making process. Then, we drive further to our hotel, check-in, and rest to get acclimatized to the high altitude. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 9: Lhasa sightseeing Day 1
6-7 hrs
Max Altitude: 3660 m

After breakfast, we will visit the Potala Palace, the Winter Palace of the Dalai Lamas until 1959. It is a must-see landmark on any Lhasa tour which is perched atop Red Hill. The Potala Palace is a great location for photography and a Lhasa valley view. The Potala Palace will enchant you with its peculiar Tibetan aesthetic of castle-like buildings, rich Tibetan history, and innumerable religious and cultural treasures.

After lunch, we will move towards the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred place of Buddhist devotees, where tens of thousands of pilgrims visit every day to worship. Then, we will walk through the bustling Barkhor Street, which is the religious and social center of Lhasa, which surrounds the Jokhang Temple. You can buy handicrafts, colored boots of fur-lined caps from one of the many numerous stalls along the street. These stalls also offer a variety of silver and turquoise jewelry, rosaries, prayer flags, and charms, as well as stunning Tibetan carpets and everyday household items.

We return to our hotel in the evening and relax.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 10: Lhasa sightseeing Day 2
6-7 hrs
Max Altitude: 3660 m

We will start the day with a warm breakfast and today’s sightseeing from the summer resident of the Dalai Lamas, Norbulingka Palace. The is one of the magnificent landmarks in Tibet located along the Kyichu River and two kilometers west of the Potala Palace. This UNESCO World Heritage Site houses numerous historical relics, Tibetan carpets, and jewelry pieces on display. There are also old Buddha statues and a mural of the 5th Dalai Lama. 

We then drive to the Drepung Monastery, located on the city's western fringe which is also one of the biggest educational centers of Tibetan Buddhism. Ganden Palace, Coqen Hall, the Four Great Dratsangs (Loseling, Gomang, Deyang, Ngagpa), and Tibet's largest kitchen (for over 10,000 monks during the heyday) are just a few of the unique structures and exquisite buildings at this complex. It also offers you to learn more about Tibetan monks' lives and activities in this university monastery.

You will have lunch in one of the local restaurants after spending the morning at the monastery and exploring its stunning delights, before traveling to Sera Monastery in the city's northeast, where you can witness the stunning Buddhist monastic debates with their extravagant gestures and loud shouting and stamping. Founded in 1419, this grand Monastery was home to more than 5,000 monks and five monastic colleges. An interesting fact about this monastery is that it was given the name Sera, which means wild rose because the hill behind it was blanketed with roses when it was built.  

You'll be dropped off at your hotel after the trip, and the rest of the day is yours to do as you like.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu
1 hour+ flight and 20 minutes drive to hotel
Max Altitude: 1350 m

After breakfast and a short stroll around the city for the last time, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight back to Kathmandu. If the weather is clear, check out some mountain peaks such as Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), amongst others.

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 and share our experiences of this travel journey. 

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Day 12: Final departure
20 minutes
Max Altitude: 1350 m

The tour ends here!  You will be transferred to the airport for a flight back to your hometown or onward destination 3 hours before the scheduled flight time. 

Meals: Breakfast

What is included / not included


  • All airport transfers in a private vehicle
  • Standard hotel accomodation on twin shring basis with breakfast
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) in Chitwan 
  • All ground transportation in a private vehicle
  • Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet
  • English speaking 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 mentoined in the INCLUSION section


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. 


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.

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