Nepal, Tibet (fly in/fly out)

Trip Highlights

  1. World Highest Peak Mt. Everest.
  2. Implausible picturesque flight over the Himalayan Range.
  3. Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery.
  4. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  5. Mt. Everest base camp.
Nepal, Tibet (fly in/fly out)
Photo Magnificent view of Everest Base Camp from Tibet
Trip Duration: 14 days(s) Lodging: Hotels
Transportation: Flight / Private vehicle
Communication: Yes
Group Size: 2+
Best Season: Mar-Apr / Oct- Nov

Trip Overview

Nepal and Tibet have it all old Buddhist monasteries, Buddhist Monks, Magnificent Mountain View and most importantly the World Highest Peak Mt. Everest. This trip gives you an opportunity to ride on elephants in search of mysterious tigers in Chitwan National Park, make your own holy offerings to Tibet, and rest by stunning Lake Phewa or plan to the skies for an implausible picturesque flight over the Himalayan Range. These 2 weeks trips in Nepal Nepal and Tibet have all important landmarks including the Himalayas. The trip moves around some magnificent places in Kathmandu with culture core like Khokana, Bungmati, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath. After concluding the sightseeing in Nepal we move towards Lhasa, the capital of Lhasa.

Similarly, we spend couple of days to see the important landmarks and attractions of Lhasa and move towards the Mt. Everest base camp. The trip from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp (EBC) is about 700 km and is full of might view of Himalayan range with cultural magnetism in main residence such as Xigatse, Gyantse and so on.

Outline

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Gongar Airport.
Day 04: Full day sightseeing of Lhasa
Day 05: Explore Lhasa.
Day 06: Drive to Gyantse (3950m)
Day 07: Drive to Xigatse. (3900m.)
Day 08: Drive to Xegar. (4040m.)
Day 09: Drive to Dza Rongphu (4920m.)
Day 10: Hike to Everest base camp. (5090m.)
 Day 11: Drive to Sakya Monastery. (3900M.)-160km
Day 12: Drive to Lhasa via Xigatse.
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Farewell

Service includes

  • All accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis.
  • Guided Tibet tour.
  • Entrance fees.
  • All necessary Travel Permits.
  • All transfer in private vehicle.
  • Travel Permit.
  • Tibet Visa Fees.

Service does not include

  • International flights ticket.
  • Meals
  • 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.
  • Personal gears.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
 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. Free and easy day.

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 worships 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 Lichhchivi 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 Jaganath 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: 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 04: 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 05: 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 Shakyamuni 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 06: Drive to Gyantse (3950m)
Today we will wake up early in the morning and visit Tashilhunpo Monastery and Bazaar area. We will move further to Gyantse, which is couple of hours of drive. In the 15th century it is provided as the capital of a small Kingdom. Likewise, 14th century Khumbum Chorten monument is a center of attraction of this place.

Day 07: Drive to Xigatse. (3900m.)
After we explore Khumbum Stupa and Palkor Monastery we start our today’s program. After exploring Gyantse and its surrounding area we move towards Xigatse, which is about 90 Km dive from Gyantse. Upon arrival at Xigatse check in at hotel and after brief rest we will see the free Tibetan Market and Tashilhunpo Monastery.  

Day 08: Drive to Xegar. (4040m.)
Today we will have long drive of about 245 Km to reach Xegar from Xigatse. After 8 hours of drive we reach at hotel and overnight stay over there.

Day 09: Drive to Dza Rongphu (4920m.)
Today we will drive towards Dza Rongphu village, which is 60 Km away from Xegar and get ready for the pleasure trip to the main highlight of the trip, Everest Base Camp on the Tibetan side.

Day 10: Hike to Everest base camp. (5090m.)
Today is the most interesting and most waited day of our trip. We will hike around 2 hours from Rongbuk Monastery to reach the northern base camp of the World Highest peak Mt. Everest or Chomolangma in Tibetan language. We will visit the area and capture some pictures of the highest peak and explore the Rongphu Glacier and return back to Rongphu before sunset.

 Day 11: Drive to Sakya Monastery. (3900M.)-160km
Today after breakfast we drive to Sakya Monastery which was constructed in 1073 A.D. by Gongjue Jiebu, to extend his esoteric theory of Buddhism in the entire world. This monastery got the name Sakya as it was constructed on the chalky hill where Sakya literally means chalky earth in Tibet. Overnight stay at Sakya Monastery.

Day 12: Drive to Lhasa via Xigatse.
Today we will drive around 7 hours (250 Km) to reach Lhasa for overnight stay. We will take different route to reach there.

Day 13: 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 14: 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.

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