Our cross country tour will take you to the Himalayan enclaves of Tibet and Nepal. Travelers can get complete adventure from this tour and can be a life time memory trip in their life. Very few people have got such opportunity to explore the high Himalayas in one time. Here is given little description about Tibet and Nepal.
Take a step back in time and join us on this enriching, non-trekking journey to the ‘Roof of the World’ for an eye-opening look into traditions and cultures far removed from our own. You’ll first explore incomparable Tibet, where you’ll meet the indomitable Tibetan people who maintain their spiritual identity in the face of overwhelming odds. Adventure on the road is never short on the beautiful Trans-Himalayan drive of over 970-kms, through the four high passes (more than 5000m), promising a panorama of a cultural and scenic diversity unsurpassable anywhere.
Nepal is a land-locked country situated between to large countries, India in the south, east and west and China in the North. It is a country in the lap of snow-clad mountains which chain the territory of it in the north. In the ranges of the snow-clad mountains it conceals many – more world-famous mountains including Mt. Everest. The name of the highest mountain, Mt, Everest comes immediately after the utterance of the name of this country because of its height in the world.
Nepal is not only a county of world-famous mountains but also a country from the cultural and historical points of views. Everyone can find this county as a burning example of the storage of different arts crafted in the temples and monasteries especially in every corners of the Kathmandu valley. Though Kathmandu valley itself is separated physically into three parts known as Kathmandu Patan and Bhaktapur but it is merged into one to show the flourish of art and handicrafts from a long past in the valley.
Numerous ponds and lakes, different National Parks preserving wild lives, great rivers flowing with great current originated from the snow-clad mountains are the additional attractions of this country. Though the country occupies a small area, it is perfectly decorated itself with the natural beauties. So, the visitors do not hesitate to call it a piece of “Paradise”.
Nepal offers a year round calendar of activities and events, as varied as Pony treks and elephant back safari, white water rafting, kayaking and sport fishing, cultural tours and attending dramatic festival ceremonies. Whatever the season is there is plenty to do in Nepal and we put together the combination packages that rival any adventure vacation plan in the world.
The best time to book Nepal and Tibet tour is from September – November and April – June. We promise you to provide an affordable, comfortable, enjoyable and unforgettable tour.
Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhuwan International Airport. Our representative will receive and transfer to the Hotel. After is leisure time. Evening: briefing about the tour at Hotel.
After breakfast, full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu city. Sightseeing places are:
Pashupati Nath Temple: Pashupatinath, the temple of Lord Shiva, with two tiered golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest shrines for Hindus. Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River.
Bouddhanath: The Stupa of Bouddhanath lies 8 km east of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal Stupa is one of the biggest in the world, and the center of Tibetan Buddhism in the world.
Swyambhunath: This is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Stupa and is said to be 2,000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spire's base are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Swayambunath is situated in a hillock about 77m above the level of the Kathmandu Valley and hence commands an excellent view of the Valley.
Kathmandu Darbar Square: It is the historic seat of royalty. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. Interesting things to see here are the Taleju Temple, Temple of Kal Bhairav, Nine storied old Palace and the Temple of Kumari (Living Goddess). After Kathmandu Durbar Square sightseeing tour guide will bring you to the hotel visiting the old town in Kathmandu where local do the shopping for their everyday needs.
Evening: transfer to the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Hiking to Chisopani(2150m). Overnight at trekking lodge
Start our trip with a short drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. Hiking up to hill takes about 5-6 hours to Chisapani(2150m). From Chisopani one can see magnificent views from Annapurna range to Mt.Everest. Overnight at Lodge. Meals: Break fast
Hiking to Nagarkot(1900m). Overnight stay at Hotel
After breakfast: Start hike to Nagarkot takes about 7/8 hours. Nagarkot is a popular tourist destination of Nepal. It is situated 32km east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 1900m above sea level. The panorama of the major mountain peaks of the eastern Nepal Himalaya including Mount Everest can be seen from here. We stay overnight in Nagarkot and enjoy the sunset and sunrise view. Overnight at Hotel.
Sunrise program at Nagarkot and drive to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur and Patan city
Early morning sunrise program with beautiful mountain views. After breakfast drive to Bhaktapur and Patan city then continue drive to Kathmandu. Transfer to the Hotel.
Bhaktapur: This town still retains a medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated to myriad wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. Bhaktapur is famous for woodcarving, pottery and handicrafts.
Patan City: After breakfast you will visit the ancient city of Patan, lying 5km southeast of Kathmandu is known as the city of fine arts. The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. Overnight stay in Kathmandu Hotel.
After breakfast, scenic drive to Pokhara. Afternoon: Boating in Phewa Lake for an hour. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara. Pokhara is a resort of remarkable beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificent summit of Machhapurhhre rising behind create an ambiance of peace and magic. The valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests, gushing rivers, clear lakes and the world famous views of the Himalaya.
Early morning drive to Sarangkot. Walk about 25 minutes to the top. Enjoy the Himalayan views with tea or coffee. Back to hotel after breakfast Pokhara city sightseeing tour includes Devi's fall, Mahindra Cave, Seti Gandagi, The old bazaar and Bindyabasini Temple. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara.
After breakfast at the hotel drive to Chitwan National Park. Refreshment upon arrival and lunch will be provided. Briefing about the tour and Jungle activities in the afternoon. Evening enjoy Tharu cultural dance show and dinner. Overnight stay at resort in Chitwan.
Full day jungle activities in Chitwan National Park
Full day jungle activities in the Chitwan National Park. Program includes the following: Bird watching, Visit to elephant breeding centre, canoeing ride and Elephant back safari. Overnight stay at Chitwan.
Transfer to the airport for scenic flight to Lhasa on China Southwest Airlines. This is one hour Trans Himalayan Flights will give you an opportunity to have an aerial view of the Mt. Everest and other high Himalayas. After arrival at Gonggar airport, our Tibetan guide will receive you and transfer to Lhasa city on private coach takes about 1/2 hours driving for 90 kilometers. Overnight in Hotel.
Guided Sightseeing in Lhasa city (Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple and Bharkhor)
Today is the first day of sightseeing starts from famous Potala Palace, a structure of massive portions. It takes about 2-3 hours to visit all places and chapels. In the afternoon, we will visit Jokhang Temple, Which is the spiritual center of Tibet. Every day, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple. The temple is the product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques. After that we visit Bharkhor, the oldest street in a very traditional city in Tibet. Overnight in Hotel.
Guided Sightseeing in Lhasa city (Drepung Monastery,Norbulingka)
About 10 kilometers west of central Lhasa is the Drepung,once world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. Today's sightseeing begins with these white monastic buildings piled up on the hillside. from the roof of hillside, you can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains. After returning to the city for lunch we will go to the Norbulinka, the former summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Surrounded by a lush green garden, it's a favorite place for Tibetan people to celebrate their festivals. Overnight in Hotel.
Guided Sightseeing in Lhasa city(Sera Monastery and inside city)
The morning is free to relax or to explore the small alleys in the old Tibetan part of Lhasa. In the afternoon, we will visit Sera monastery, 5km outside Lhasa, where we can watch the monks debating. They do this in a very special way by making all kinds of gestures with their hands and arms. Overnight in Hotel.
This is the last day of our tour and we have to get up very early for our transfer to Gonggar airport to fly back to Kathmandu. We arrive around nine o'clock in the morning because of the 2 hours and 15 minutes time difference with Tibet. Of course we enjoy the spectacular views again while we fly over the Himalayan range. After arrive in Kathmandu airport, transfer to the Hotel in Kathmandu on private coach.
Afternoon: Free time for shopping etc.
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