Amalgam of various arts, architecture and lifestyle as well as hospitality of different ethnic groups.
Magnificent view of nature and wildlife.
Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
Magnificent view of Himalayan Range including Mt. Everest.
Photo Yamdrok Lake, TibetTrip Duration:12 days(s) Lodging: HotelsTransportation: Flight / Private vehicleCommunication: YesGroup Size:2+Best Season: Mar-Apr / Oct- Nov
Nepal and Tibet are connected to one another in the lap of Mountains. For many hundreds years, this area was a supernatural land for many westerners. Nepal provides perfect touring experience with an amalgam of various arts, architecture and lifestyle as well as hospitality of different ethnic groups. Similarly, Pokhara and Chitwan are some of the most liked and visited destination because of magnificent view of nature and wildlife. Furthermore, Lhasa in Tibet is most ideal place to know about the Tibetan Buddhism. Several monasteries like Sera, Drepung and many others are attractive and help to understand philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism.
This 12 days is fine to explore the main landmarks in Nepal and Tibet. Moreover, to all the attractions in both places, the flight to Lhasa from Kathmandu is also a magnificent experience as you fly parallel to the elevated Himalayan Range higher up in the sky.
Day 01: Arrival Day 02: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu covering Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (200km/6 hours) Day 04: Full day sightseeing of Pokhara with early morning sunrise View from Sarangkot Day 05: Drive to Chitwan (170km/6 hours) Day 06: Full day jungle activities Day 07: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu. Day 08: Fly to Gongar Airport. Day 09: Full day sightseeing of Lhasa Day 10: Explore Lhasa. Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu. Day 12: Farewell
All accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis.
Guided Tibet tour.
All necessary Travel Permits.
All transfer in private vehicle.
Tibet Visa Fees.
Service does not include
International flights ticket.
Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
Cost of personal nature like tipping, laundry bills, bar bills etc.
Extra cost arises due to unpredicted incidents like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.
Day 01:Day 01: Representative of Adventure Mission Nepal will receive you in the Tribhuvan International Airport. They will be in possession of your name plate or the companies name as per your correspondence with us. You will be taken for sightseeing in the afternoon by your city guide to Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath Stupa.
Boudhanath stupa: This stupa and its surrounding is known as the Little Tibet in Kathmandu as many Tibetan refugees settled around this holy site for Tibetan Buddhists. This is a giant stupa with a height of 36 meters and a diameter of 100 m, making it the largest stupa in Nepal. As you go inside the premises of the stupa you can see many pilgrims and tourist going around in the process called Kora, a religious circling of the stupa. Having lunch on one of the roof top restaurants observing the activities of tourist and pilgrims is also interesting when you are here. Pashupatinath temple: Pashupatinath is the biggest and most scared Hindu temple in Kathmandu. This UNESCO world heritage site is a fascinating and a colofurful and playful monkeys in search of food. This place has it all. place as it has lot of Hindu pilgrims from Nepal and Other parts of the world doing all kinds of religious ceremonies, holy men with all kinds of makeup posing for pictures for tourist and. People having other religious faiths than Hinduism are not allowed inside the main temple courtyard but the outside is also interesting with many temples and small shrines. The cremation site beside the Pashupatinath temple is also an interesting place to see around this temple area.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu covering Khokana and Bungmati, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa. Khokana and Bungmati- Khokana and Bungmati- Khokana and Bungmati lie in close proximity with each other. These two villages are some of the oldest settlements of Kathmandu valley in the southern side. Khokana is a village with traditional Newari houses, old monuments and has the temple of Indrayeni, the patron deity of Khokana. Bungmati is the winter home of the rain goad Machindranath he is worshipped both by Hindus and Buddhist. The Buddhist worship him as the god of compassion. Bungmati is 20 minutes of walk from Khokana through paddy fields. These two villages are the best places to observe the daily life of people in Kathmandu. You can see some of them making handicrafts, some farming and some doing daily chores such as washing, bathing or drying their harvest. Kathmandu Durbar Square – Kathmandu Durbar square is one of the most interesting places in Nepal. It lies in the center of the city and is a lively place with all kinds of attractions. This area was the seat of the royalty till 1896, when the Royal family moved to the new Palace in Kings Way now. This interesting world heritage site has monuments and statues from different periods of Nepalese history from Lichivi to the Shah era. The famous monuments in this area include the Kumari Ghar, the House of the Living goddess Kumari, the old Royal palace, the Jagganath temple, the temple of Taleju and the terrifying statue of Kal Bhairav. Swayambhunath stupa - gazes over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side 3 km west of the city. Swayambhunath stupa is one of the renowned sacred Buddhist sites in Nepal and its discovery is interconnected to the formation of Kathmandu valley out of a prehistoric lake. It is also called as “Monkey Temple” and is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites which is one of the oldest and magnificent Buddhist shrines in the world which is said to be 2000 years old. The four side of the stupa is colored with the eyes of Lord Buddha so it also famous as the temple of watchful eyes of Buddha.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (200km/6 hours). Boating and free time in Pokhara. We are heading towards the paradise city of Pokhara. This city of lakes lies 200km west of Kathmandu. The journey starts from the hotel in the morning and goes all the way through the Prithvi Highway to Pokhara. The journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes around 6 hours. We will make some stop for toilets and lunch. The journey is very interesting as you can see some remote villages on the other side of the river, terraced farming and on a clear day the famous mountains such as Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal from the highway. In the afternoon we will go for a boat ride in Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in Nepal. Lake side of Pokhara is the most happening place in the whole country so you can stroll around the lake side in the evening.
Day 04: Early morning drive to Sarangkot for Mountain View. Full day sightseeing of Pokhara. This is one of the most exciting days in this Nepal tour Package. This day starts early (depends on the sunrise time so consult your guide for wakeup call) as we will drive to Sarangkot for sunrise and Mountain View. The hilltop of Sarangkot lies about 1700 m from sea level. This scenic place offers nice sunrise view along with the Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri Mountain View from a close proximity. The highlight although is the Mount Fishtail, considered by many as the look alike of Mount Blanc in Switzerland. The view point at Sarangkot also offers great view of the Lake and the Pokhara city. We will drive back to the city after sunrise and after breakfast carry on with rest of the programs. The first place we will visit is Davis fall, named after a Swiss coupled washed away by the waterfall in 1961. Just 2 minutes walk from the fall is a 100 m long cave called Gupteshwor which has a self created statue of shiva in the middle and going further ahead you can see nice view of Davis fall coming down from the other side. In a close proximity with the cave lies the Tibetan refugee camp where you can see the houses and monasteries of Tibetan refugees. They can be seeing making handloom carpets, jewelry and other things for livelihood. We will then visit the temple of Bindabasani, famous for the marriages that take place there and then see the Seti river gorge nearby to end the day sightseeing.
Day 05: Day 4: Drive to Chitwan (170km/6 hours). Tharu village walk in the afternoon. Tharucultural program in the evening before dinner. We are heading towards the south west towards Chitwan. It is a journey from the Hilly region into the Terai plain. We will drive along the Prithvi Highway for half way until diverting towards Chitwan from Mugling. As we approach near to Chitwan we can feel th rise in temperature and the area is full of dense forest. After a brief rest in the Jungle lodge we will do the village tour on foot. We will visit the villages of Tharu people, famous for their resistance against Malaria. After the village walk we will participate in the Tharu Cultural program where the local Tharu villagers perform various kinds of festival dances and dances on other occasions.
Day 06: Full day jungle activities including canoeing, elephant breeding center visit, elephantbathing Elephant safari and Nature walk. Chitwan national park is the first national park of Nepal and covers an area of 932 sq.km. This park has a variety of wildlife including the one horned Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, 2 species of crocodiles and more than 500 species of birds. The day starts in the morning with the canoeing on a dugout canoe in the Budi Rapti River. It ends at the elephant breeding center where female elephants are kept for breeding. We will visit the place where you can see people taking shower with Elephants. You can participate by paying USD 2 for 15 minutes. We will come back for lunch and then after rest go for Elephant back Safari. In the evening, nice natures walk to see the animals up-close.
Day 07: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu. Free time around Thamel in the afternoon. We can start driving back the same way along the Prithvi highway after breakfast. If you don’t feel like driving taking a 20 minute flight is also an option ( although the flight is 25 minutes we have to report 1 hour ahead and flights can get delayed for one or 2 hours sometimes but still saves a lot of time compared to driving back.). We advise you to take a flight as driving back the same way might be boring for you can tiring as well.
Day 08: Fly to Gongar Airport. Today we will fly to Gongar airport which will take us about 2 and half hours. Upon arrival at Gongar airport we drive half an hour to reach Lhasa, the capital city of Lhasa. In the evening we walk around the old markets to experience the monuments and local life style of Lhasa. Overnight stay at Lhasa.
Day 09: Full day sightseeing of Lhasa Today after a delicious breakfast we start our sightseeing of Lhasa. Today we explore the magnificent Norbulingka and Potala Palaces. Potala palace was constructed in 17th century and it grants superb view of the whole city and residence of the Dalai Lama with several impressive rooms and garden. Similarly, Norbulingka literally means "Treasure Park”. It is situated at the area about 360000 sq. m and is taken as the one of the largest artificial garden in Tibet and is also the summer Palace of Dalai Lama. On the same way, we explore the Tibet Museum which is taken as the authorized museum of Tibet. Museum possesses more than 1000 permanent artifacts associated to the history and culture of Tibet. Overnight stay at Lhasa.
Day 10: Explore Lhasa. Today is the second day of sightseeing of Lhasa. Today we explore Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar and Drepung Monastery. Drepung Monastery was constructed in 14th century and assumed to have privileged about 10000 monks in the years ago but now there are only few hundreds. Tibetan people are highly concerted in this stunning monastery with the culture, religious belief and history. Sera monastery is one of magnificent monasteries situated at 5 km north of Lhasa city. This pretty monastery was once a residence of more than 5000 monks. Jokhang Temple lies at the centre of Old Lhasa. It is a residence of Tibet's most valuable spiritual remnant, a golden Sakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a present by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the time of her marriage to the Tibetan King Songtsen Gompo. Similarly, we visit Barkhor market; it is heart of Lhasa with its open shops and mass of pilgrims. Overnight stay at Lhasa.
Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu. Today we will fly to Kathmandu via Gongar airport. Depending upon your flight schedule we will arrange for sightseeing in Kathmandu. In the evening, we will go for dinner with cultural program to review your trip of Nepal and Bhutan.
Day 12: Farewell Finally, we conclude the trip in the mountain region. Today we exchange our experience and feelings regarding the trip and also exchange the emails and photos. And Adventure Mission Nepal representative will guide you to the airport for the final departure. Hope to see you again for next trip.