16 days Nepal & Tibet Overland
 
Nepal is one of the world’s extraordinary countries: a geographical wonder and ethnological crossroads. This trip holds the unique blends of natural, cultural & jungle experiences. It offers varied highlights such as cultural heritages of Kathmandu, breathtaking mountain views; amazing Lake City Pokhara, Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park, indigenous Tharu people’s lifestyle, scenic drive etc.

This tailor-made tour covers all attractions of Tibet that represent the unique culture, customs, religion and landscape of Tibet. On this trip, you will travel through some of the most amazing landscape and ecosystem on Earth. Witness all of the amazing sights, tantalizing smells, and vibrant sounds of Lhasa as you fully explore the richness of this holy city. You will pass small Tibetan settlements, nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains and awe-inspiring mountain peaks. The big smile of Tibetan people will warm your heart, while their strong spiritual faith will touch your soul. Its wild and overwhelming landscape and rich and mysterious culture will astound you.

With its rich culture, spectacular mountain scenery, landscape and unique way of life of Nepali and Tibetan people, this trip would certainly be a lifetime experience for you.
 
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Brief Itinerary
 
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu in the afternoon: Pick up at airport, transfer to Hotel. D

Day 02: Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu: B

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara: Sightseeing in Pokhara. B

Day 04: Short hike and sightseeing in Pokhara: B

Day 05: Drive to Chitwan National Park: 4 ½ hours scenic drive.BLD

Day 06: Jungle activities in National Park. BLD

Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu: 5 hours scenic drive. B

Day 08: Fly to Lhasa: Rest for acclimatization. BLD

Day 09: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka and Jokhang. BLD

Day 10: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Visit Potala Palace and Sera Monastery. BLD

Note: Since only a limited number of visitors are allowed inside the Potala palace every day, the order of sightseeing places will be decided upon by your guide.

Day 11: Drive to Gyantse (3950m) 260 kms: drive through Yamdrok Lake. BLD

Day 12: Drive to Shegar (4050m) 335 kms: Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. BLD

Day 13: Shegar - Everest Base Camp – (5200m) – Shegar (4050m) 196 kms: BLD

Note: If you do not want to go to Everest Base Camp, you can spend a day in Shegar in leisure.

Day 14: Drive to Zhangmu (2300m) 260 kms: Descend to border town. BLD

Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu (1400m) 130 kms: Cross Friendship Bridge, drive to Kathmandu. B

Day 16: Depart from Nepal: Transfer to airport for onward destination. B
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu: Upon arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will receive and escort you to hotel. Meal: D

Day 02: Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu:
The rich tapestry of the cultural heritage of Nepal is synthesized in Kathmandu Valley, representing elegant architecture, refined culture, colorful bazaars and simple hospitable people.

Visit the Soyambhunath stupa on a hillock over looking Kathmandu valley. Well known as ‘Monkey Temple’ the golden spire crowning, Soyambhunath is the most ancient and mystical of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Then visit Patan - the first city of Nepal. The ancient name of Patan is Lalitpur, meaning city of beauty. The city is believed to be the first settlement in the Valley and famous for its amazing collection of fantastically carved temples and palace courtyards. You can also visit Nepali Handicraft Shop in Patan Industrial Zone for authentic Nepali souvenirs. Late afternoon, you’ll visit Boudhanath, possibly the world’s largest Buddhist stupa and a site of great veneration and Tibetan cultural. Visit Tibetan monastery and painting school. Overnight at Hotel. Meal: B

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara: Today you will take an eye opening flight to Pokhara - the city of tranquil lakes, natural beauty and superb scenery. The rare combinations of snow clad peaks and snow fed lakes and rivers have helped to make the valley of Pokhara one of the most picturesque and natural attractions in the country. Situated on the foothills of the magnificent, Mt. Macchapuchre, Pokhara valley (900m) is an enchanting city. Visit Peace Pagoda and International Mountain Museum in the afternoon. Meal: B

Day 04: Sightseeing in Pokhara: Take a short drive to Naudanda in the morning for outstanding panoramic views of Himalaya. Hike Naudada – Kaskikot – Naudanda. It is about 3 hours’ short and pleasant hike which offers superb views and glimpses of village life. If you do not want to hike, just enjoy the views from Naudanda. In afternoon, visit Gupteswore cave, Davi’s Fall and Tibetan Refugee camp and boating on Fewa Lake. Meal: B

Day 05: Drive to Chitwan National Park: Early morning, after breakfast you will leave for Chitwan National Park. It is about four and half hours beautiful drive through scenic Trisuli gorge and flat fertile land of Tarai in southern Nepal.

You will stay two nights at Chitwan village at the border of Chitwan National Park. This two days Chitwan package provides different jungle activities such as jungle safari, boat ride, jungle walk, bird watching, tribal dance program, visiting tribal Tharu village etc. The activities will be in group. Overnight at Jungle Lodge. Meal: B

Day 06: Jungle activities in National Park. Overnight at Jungle Lodge. Meal: BLD

Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu: 5 hours scenic drive. Overnight at Hotel. Meal: B

Day 08: Fly to Lhasa: The adventure starts with an eye-opening flight flying over Himalayas. You will be met at Gonggar Airport by your Tibetan guide. It takes around 1 hour from airport to reach Holy City of Lhasa. In the afternoon you will have time to walk at Bharkhor area. Barkhor Street is the Tibetan people's prides. Located in the old area of Lhasa City, the Barkhor Street is a very ancient as well as the most representative street surrounding the Jokhang Temple, served as a trading and religious center. On this day, we advised you to take it easy and avoid exertion for acclimatization. Overnight at Hotel. Meal: BLD

Day 09: Sightseeing in Lhasa: After breakfast, your guide will take you on a tour to Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka and Jokhang temple. At the famous Drepung Monastery, you will get an insight into the important aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. It is the biggest monastic university of Lhasa, housing 7,700 monks in its heyday. You pay a visit to Norbulingka, the summer retreat of the Dalai Lama. Completed in 1956, the handsome building is ornately decorated with Tibetan carvings and paintings. Jokhang temple provides yet another glimpse of the rich Tibetan cultural heritage. It is the holiest shrine of Tibet situated in the heart of Lhasa. You will also get the chance to stroll around the busy Barkhor Square, the nerve centre of Lhasa. After the day’s tour, you will be escorted back to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Meal: BLD

Day 10: Sightseeing in Lhasa: You will be escorted by your guide to the majestic Potala Palace. The imposing structure of the palace dominates the landscape of Lhasa. As you are guided through the ancient chambers of the palace, you get to see Tibetan art at its best. The Potala Palace has a vast array of intricate Tibetan murals and beautiful statues. You will also get to view the tombs of the eight Dalai Lamas. Later in the day you will visit the beautifully Sera Monastery where you can observe monks debating and performing religious discourses. After the day’s tour is over, you are escorted back to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Meal: BLD

Note: Since only a limited number of visitors are allowed inside the Potala palace every day, the order of sightseeing places will be decided upon by your guide.

Day 11: Drive to Gyantse (3950m) 260 kms: Moving along the Friendship Highway, you drive past Khamba La, at 4794 meter, with a brief halt to savor majestic views of Yamdrok-tso Lake and Nazin Kang Sa, standing at 7252m. On turning westwards, you come across another pass, Karo La at 5045m. If you look at the road, you can see huge glaciers tumbling down. After driving 260 km, beautifully landscaped Tibetan villages become visible as you enter the town of Gyantse. Overnight at Hotel. Meal: BLD

Day 12: Drive to Shegar (4050m) 335 kms: Gyantse prides on Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. Gyantse Dzong, a 14th century historical fort, overlooks the entire Gyantse and the surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. Kumbum has a large gold-domed stupa and houses several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. After exploring Gyantse, you take a 90 km drive and arrive at Shigatse,(3900m) the second largest Tibetan city. After lunch and a brief visit of Tashilhunpo Monastery at Shigatse, you will traverse along the Friendship Highway amidst picturesque landscape driving past small town of Lhatse and Gyatchu La pass at 5220m. As the route opens into plains, many monasteries and camps of nomadic herders become visible en route to Shegar. Overnight at Hotel. Meal: BLD

Day 13: Shegar - Everest Base Camp – (5200m) – Shegar (4050m) 196 kms: Away from Shegar, you will drive to the south crossing Pang La pass at 5150m. Along the drive you can bask in the splendor of majestic views of snow-capped peaks from Makalu to Shishapangma.  After driving for about 2 ½ hours, you will reach Rongbuk Monastery at the foothills of Mt. Everest at 5000m. It is the highest monastery in the world. From here you can then view spectacular sight of Mount Everest. You will drive 8 kilometers further to Everest Base Camp (5200m.) The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the views of Everest more than compensates for it. It truly is an awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above you. After spending some time at Base Camp, you will drive back to Shegar to spend the night. Do not forget to carry your passport with you on this day. There is a check post at BC. Overnight at Hotel. Meal: BLD

Note: If you do not want to Base Camp, you can spend a day in Shegar in leisure.

Day 14: Drive to Zhangmu (2300m) 260 kms: You will drive past Tingri crossing Lalung La pass at 5124m and Shug La pass at 5200m. Savoring the enchanting views of the surrounding peaks of Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar, you descend from the arid Tibetan Plateau to verdant Zhangmu on the Nepalese border. After a dramatic drop of 1500 meters within one hour from Nyalam, you find yourself amidst the lush and verdant vegetation of Zhangmu at 2300 meter. Overnight at Hotel. Meal: BLD

Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu (1400m) 130 kms: A few kilometers drive away from Zhangmu to Friendship Bridge across Bhote Koshi River brings you to the Immigration Control in Kodari. Here, you will part with your Tibetan guide and driver, and walk across the river to meet your Nepalese escort who will drive you to Kathmandu. After driving about 5 hours scenic drives, you finally arrive in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel. Meal: B

Day 16: Depart from Nepal: Transfer to airport. Meal: B
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Bank name: Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd.
Bank address: Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Trip Facts
Duration
15 Night / 16 Days
Country
MultiDestination
Trip Type
Multidestination Tour
Trip Grade
Easy
Max Altitude
5300 meter
Group Size
Min: 2 person
Max: 16 persons
 
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