Nepal Tibet Lhasa Tour Overview
Nepal Tibet Lhasa Tour is an outstanding travel program designed for those wanting to experience diverse topography, world-famous cultural and historical heritage, and a unique lifestyle in two of South Asia's religious destinations.
Geographically, Nepal and Tibet are connected by a sizable chunk of the western Himalayas, which are home to the spectacular Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. Being neighbors, they have some things in common but there is more distinctiveness than similarities. Their cultures, religious beliefs, topography, weather, travel destinations, travel regulations, and manner of life are all distinctly different from one another.
The first difference you will notice during our Nepal Tibet Lhasa Tour is the landscape as you travel from the lush green hills of Nepal towards the enigmatic Tibet that rises above the plateau or vice versa. Then comes the cultural and religious differences. Nepal’s culture is highly influenced by the Hindu religion though there are many other notable religions like Buddhism and Muslimism and Tibet’s culture is totally influenced by Tibetan Buddhism's deep spirituality. The difference in religious complexes, arts, and architecture also keeps you interested during your Nepal Tibet visit.
While the differences between these once forbidden kingdoms keep you amazed, the similarities between them will also surely give you the chance to be amused. The welcoming nature of the locals, their hospitality, and the gift of nature are forever admirable.
On your 12 days incredible journey, 7 days are allocated in Nepal and the points of interest are heritage sites of Kathmandu, viewpoints of Pokhara, and wildlife of Chitwan National Park to mention a few. The remaining 5 days in Tibet take you to the historical, cultural, and natural sites of Tibet in the capital. So, take this promising Nepal Tibet Lhasa Tour where these countries flaunt their uniqueness to the world. And, experience the essence of the Himalayas from the bustling streets of Kathmandu to the majestic Potala Palace in Lhasa.
Join us now for this combined journey giving you a lifetime experience while exposing you to the mystery, adventure, culture, and nature in the land of the Himalayas.
Nepal Tibet Lhasa Tour Highlights
- Get a taste of the nature, culture, history, and adventure of Nepal
- The UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley such as Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple & Durbar Squares
- A Hiking experience in rural Nepal trial
- Magnificent views of the world-renowned Himalayas such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, & Dhaulagiri
- Experience an exciting flight to one of the most dangerous airports in the world
- A vacation in Lhasa, the land of Gods or the roof of the world
- Tour of the world-class Potala Palace, the biggest horticultural garden in the world, and the most beautiful Sera Monastery
- A day trip to one of the most sacred lakes in Tibet
- Get the similar yet different cultural experiences between Nepal and Tibet
- Meet cool and nice locals and get to taste their warm hospitality
Best Time to do Nepal Tibet Lhasa Tour
Both Nepal and Tibet have four seasons and while traveling to these countries, the best or the right time differs on the activities and the destinations you are going to cover. For this combined Nepal Tibet Tour, the most ideal time is during the spring and the autumn months.
Spring in Nepal, which lasts from March to May, is marked by warm temperatures, lots of sunshine, and few clouds. In addition to being pleasant and comfortable, this time of year offers some of the best views of the mountains, thanks to the clear skies. It is also the season of rhododendrons, the national flower of Nepal where the forests turn into red hills which is a great sight to watch.
Tibet’s spring starts in late March and lasts till May. Similar to Nepal, the days are clear, fresh, and warm in Tibet during the spring months. It is also the flowering month and the lakes like Yamdrok and Namtso have great visuals during this time of the year.
Autumn is considered another best season because of the stable weather, pleasant temperature, and clear skies both in Nepal and Tibet.
The summer is the hottest in Nepal and the warmest in Tibet. This season brings monsoon along with it. While the monsoon is at its peak in Nepal, it does not affect that much in Tibet. This is why summer is also called the best time for Tibet tours. As this combined trip to Nepal and Tibet takes to you some of the hilly parts of Nepal and indulges trekking, summer/monsoon is not advised but is possible with preparations.
Travelers can definitely do this Nepal Tibet Lhasa Tour in the winter months but should come well prepared mentally and physically because the temperature drops to minuses on the winter nights which could be the biggest challenge.
Permits to do Nepal Tibet Lhasa Tour
No extra/special permits other than the following are required to do the Nepal Tibet Lhasa Tour.
1. Nepal Visa
You will need Nepal Visa to enter Nepal. The visa can be obtained on arrival at the airport or any of the land borders.
2. Chinese Group Visa
Travelers need to carry a Chinese Group Visa when entering Tibet via Nepal. Once you are in Nepal, your tour agency will collect your original passport and required documents and submit them to the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. After 3 working days, you will your Chinese Group Visa.
3. Tibet Travel Permit
Once you confirm the trip plan with an authorized travel company in Nepal, your scanned passport and necessary documents are sent to the Tibet travel partner who will apply for the permit on your behalf at the Tibet Travel Bureau (TTB). Once the permit is granted, the agency from the Tibet side will collect it and keep it with them. Then after you are in Tibet, the agency will give it to your guide who will show the permit to the required places throughout your Tibet trip.