11 Days Nepal Tibet HimalayasTour

Background

An experiencelike no other, the Nepal Tibet Himalayas Tour offers you the very best of the Himalayancountries. Separated by the majestic Himalayan Ranges are Tibet and Nepal; bothplaces often described as a Shangri-La of nature and culture. Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, and Barkhor Street in Lhasa are the highlightsof the tour. And, to the other side of the Himalayas lies the country of Nepal.The scenic beauty of Pokhara, exotic wildlife in Chitwan, and the cultural heritagesspread around Kathmandu Valley are fine examples of what the nation has tooffer.

Our 11-day Himalayanadventure begins in the city of Gonggar from where we head towards the capitalcity of Tibet, Lhasa. First up on our list is the ancient Jokhang Temple, amarvel of Tibetan culture and religion. We follow it up with the bustlingBarkhor Street and Sera Monastery. Continuing our adventure the next day, wetour the ancient Potala Palace its art and architecture reflecting the Tibetanway of life rarely mirrored elsewhere. The palace is also known as the winterpalace and was the residence of the former Dalai Lama. Another one of the threegreat monasteries is Drepung Monastery and it is the final stop in Tibet beforewe head over the Himalayas towards Kathmandu, Nepal. Flying to Pokhara the verynext day, we begin our journey surrounded by the majestic Annapurna HimalayanRange and the tranquil environment of the Pokhara Valley. In Pokhara, we willvisit Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, Davis Falls, and go boating in the tranquilPhewa Lake. Next, we head towards Chitwan to embark on an unforgettablewildlife adventure in Chitwan National Park. The final stop is the Kathmandu valleywhere culture and religion come alive to offer an unforgettable experience. Thetour takes you to Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and KathmanduDurbar Square.

We, here at Himalaya Holiday, love travelling and employ experienced staff and guide committed to giving you the best experience. An international tour means resources on either side of the nation and meticulous planning. Leave all the work to us and we assure you an unforgettable journey to the countries surrounded by the Himalayas.

During your stay in Nepal can do Everest base camp Helicopter tour with landing or extend for Bhutan tour.

Trip Facts

Geography                       :        Mountain/Hills/Forest

Location                          :        Nepal/Tibet

Level of Difficulty             :        Easy

Duration of Trip                :        11 Days

Max Altitude                    :        3750m

Religions                         :        Buddhist/Hindu

Ethnic People                   :        Tibetan/Nepalese

Accommodation                :        Hotel/Lodge 

Transportation                  :         Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight

Minimum Pax                   :        2

Trip Highlights:

  • Visit the Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, and Jokhang Templeamong other cultural heritages in Tibet
  • Explore the culture and lifestyle of Tibet
  • Take a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park, Nepal.
  • Explore the natural beauty in Pokhara, and the cultural andreligious sites in Kathmandu Valley

Itinerary

Start from Mainland China- Tibet 3 nights, Nepal 7 nights


  1. Day 1

    Arrival in Gonggar Airport. Upon arrival transfer to Lhasa.

    After arriving at Gonggar Airport, you will be welcomed by our office representatives in Tibet. After a brief rest, we make our way towards the capital city of Tibet, Lhasa. The drive is a refreshing one with stunning views of the Himalayas adorning the horizon while the lush green valley provides a strong contrast. In Lhasa, we directly head towards the hotel where you will be introduced to your tour guide.

  2. Day 2

    Full Day of Sightseeing in Lhasa

    We kick off our tour with Jokhang Temple, built by the King Tsongtsen Gampo to welcome his two brides. It is considered the most sacred place in the city. Surrounding the ancient temple is the famed Barkhor Street often known as "Holy Road". It is a center of cultural display and its busy road hosts stunning Tibetan Handicrafts. Ending the day is the lovely Sera Monastery regarded as the "Three Great Monasteries" of Tibet.

  3. Day 3

    Full Day of Sightseeing in Lhasa

    Picking up where we left off, we continue our tour to the ancient Potala Palace.  It is located at an altitude of 3750 meters and boasts an exquisite view of the Tibetan Himalayas. Everything you wish to know about the Tibetan culture, religion and history can be found here. Moving up our final stop in Tibet is the Drepung Monastery which is the oldest and the largest monastery of the Kingdom.

  4. Day 4

    Fly to Kathmandu (1 hour 3 mins)

    The day begins early as we make our way out of Lhasa heading back to Gonggar Airport. From here, we take a flight to Nepal. The short flight is quite lovely with a stunning aerial view of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848m). The journey brings us to the city of temples its beauty evident from the moment you step out. You will be picked up and brought to your hotel by our company representative. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  5. Day 5

    Drive to Pokhara (200km/7hours)

    Leaving Kathmandu, we make our way towards Pokhara. Through hilly regions of Nepal, we drive along the bank of Trishuli River. After a brief rest at the hotel, we can make our way towards the Lake Side where a lovely boat ride on the tranquil Phewa Lake awaits us. On a clear day, you can also see Annapurna (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m) from the lake.

  6. Day 6

    Sightseeing in Pokhara city

    Enjoying the early morning views of the majestic Annapurna Himalayan range, we make our way towards Mahendra and Bat Caves. Continuing on, we head over to Davis Falls and the temple of Gupteshwor Mahadev. In the evening, we will walk uphill on stone stairs to reach Peace Stupa. It is a lovely distraction from the buzzing city and offers a stunning view of the valley and Annapurna Range.

  7. Day 7

    Drive to Chitwan (170km/6 hours)

    Once again, we make our way through the winding bends of Prithvi Highway. The journey soon enters the plain roads of Terai, a stark contrast to the massive hills. It can often be a wonder for those who have never found their way towards the Terai region. Reaching Chitwan, home of the Chitwan National Park we, head towards the hotel ending our journey for the day.

  8. Day 8

    Jungle Safari

    Chitwan National Park is the oldest national park of the nation and inhabits over 400 species of birds. It is famous for one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, Langur, and crocodiles which are often found sunbathing alongside the banks of Rapti River. The jungle safari (jeep or an elephant) will take you around the jungle where we might spot some of the animals and birds of the park. You can also visit the Tharu village and witness their cultural dance to end the day.

  9. Day 9

    Drive back to Kathmandu

    We make our way back towards Kathmandu leaving the Terai city behind in favor of the stunning hills. Reaching Kathmandu, we head directly to our hotel and rest after a long drive. In Kathmandu, we can explore the nearby areas. If time permits, we can even opt to head to one of the UNESCO world heritage sites.

  10. Day 10

    Kathmandu Sightseeing

    This is the final day of our tour. We make our way to the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath widely regarded as the "Guardian God of the Nation". Moving on, we have a cultural adventure laid down in Kathmandu Durbar Square. The ancient way of life carefully carved into the majestic architectures alongside the cobbled streets truly gives a feel of ancient Nepal. We end our tour with the tranquil Boudhanath, the biggest Buddhist stupa in the country.

  11. Day 11

    Departure

    Our company representatives will drop you back to Tribhuvan International Airport in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Farewell!