Tibet Nepal tour begins from Lhasa - the heart of Tibet to Tsedang – the cradle of Tibetan civilization, Gyantse - Tibet traditional town and Shigatse - Tibet second largest city, and ends at Kathmandu - a golden heaven to the most famous artists in the world. A big feast of colorful landscape and exotic culture has been prepared for you.
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Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa
Upon your arrival at Lhasa airport or train station, you will be greeted by your Tibetan guide and transfer to your hotel in Lhasa. From airport to Lhasa city, it only takes half an hour of driving along the Lhasa-airport highway. Driving along the Brahmaputra River, you will not only be amazed by the spectacular plateau scenery. If you take the train to Lhasa, normally you will arrive in the late afternoon or evening, 20 minutes drive will take you to your hotel in Lhasa city. Have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude. Overnight in Lhasa
Day 2: Lhasa city sightseeing Tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor
In the morning, visit the famous Potala palace and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, you will experience its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens (stupa tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, etc. Tibet Museum is an important window to introduce the glorious culture of Tibet, as a free Museum in Lhasa, you should not miss it. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the holist temple in Tibet, the Johkang Temple, built in 647 A.D, and its famous Barkor Kora. Overnight in Lhasa
Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing - Drepung Monastery/Sera Monastery
Today, you will visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung and the Sera. Drepung monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It was once home of 10000 monks and Ganden podrang in Drepung is famous for it was the government centre during the fifth Dalai Lama and later moved to the famous Potala palace during the fifth Dalai Lama. After having lunch, continue to visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa disciple Jamchen Choeje. Overnight in Lhasa
Day 4: Lhasa to Tsedang (3500m)
Drive about 4 hours to Tsedang in the morning, which is known as the capital of the ancient Yarlung Kingdom. En-route, take a ferry across Yarlung Zangpo River and visit Samye Monastery. The Samye Monastery is the first temple to be built in Tibet and the first complete with the three Buddhist jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. With these unique features, this splendid temple has become an attraction for visitors from near and far. Then continue to Tsedang. Overnight in Tsedang
Day 5: Tsedang Sightseeing tour - Yambulakhang Palace, Trundruk Monastery
Drive 7kms to visit Yambulakhang Palace, the first building of Tibet which is built in 2nd century for Tibetan Kings. It sites on a summit of a small hill on the east bank of the Yarlung River. Then drive to see the burial tombs of Tibetan Kings. We will also pay a visit to Trundruk Monastery in the afternoon.
Overnight in Tsedang
Day 6: Tsedang to Gyantse
Drive about 300 km to Gyantse. Passing by the green farmland of Nyangchu Valley, Yamdrok Lake, Karo-la glacier roadside at 4960m, we move westwards to the traditional Tibet town, Gyantse. The most important attraction for today is Yamdro-tso Lake and Kubum monastery in Gyantse. From the top of the pass Kangpa-la at 4700m high in clear weather, you can see the fabulous shade of deep turquoise Yamdrok Lake. Kubum monastery has a 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome. Overnight in Gyantse
Day 7: Gyantse-Shigatse-Sakya
After breakfast, drive to Shigtse to visit the largest Monastery in west Tibet, the Tashilunpo monastery. Tashilunpo monastery is one of the the six great Gelukpa institutions and was founded in 1447 by a disciple of Tsongkapa, containing the world largest gilded copper image (26m high) of future god Jampa. Keep driving to visit Sakya Monastery. The most interesting thing in Sakya sect is that the sect do not believe in reincarnation and the head of Sakya sect will wear white cassock and also marry to give birth to their children. Overnight in Sakya County
Day 8: Sakya - Zhangmu
Driving to Zhangmu. We’ll pass Mount Shishapangma (8739m) on the way and cross two major passes - the Lalung La (16,811 feet) and the Nyalam Ton La, also known as the pass to hell at 17,060 feet. Below Nyalam, the road descends steeply into the river valley of the Bhote Koshi. The flourishing border town of Zhangmu clings to the mountainside with the highway crisscrossing between homes and storefronts. Overnight in Zhangmu
Day 9: Zhangmu-Kodari-Kathmandu
Our Guide will drop you off at next morning at the border bridge. You are kindly required to walk on your own to cross the border bridge which is 50m long, then check in Nepal side. You can get the Nepal visa upon arrival with $ 30, please prepare one photo at passport size to get Nepal Visa. The next step, the Nepal tour guide will go cross the border bridge to China side which is 50m long to meet you, then you follow the Nepal tour guide to check in Nepal side, and then drive you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 10: Kathmandu Day Tour - Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa
In the morning, first drive to Pashupatinath temple which is situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City and one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Then continue driving to Boudhanath Stupa, 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu City. Boudhanath Stupa is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. After lunch, drive to Swayambhunath Stupa, located approximately 4 kilometers west of Kathmandu city. This Buddhist Stupa is said to be 2000 years old. Then pay a visit to Patan Durbar Square. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 11: Kathmandu – Nagarkot
After breakfast, visit Pashupatinath Temple and transfer you to Nagarkot. The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu. The temple served as the seat of the national deity, Lord Pashupatinath. Nagarkot is a village and Village Development Committee located 32 km east of Kathmandu. Overnight in Nagarkot
Day 12: Nagarkot – Pokhara.
After breakfast, visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square which is the plaza in front of the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom. It is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Later transfer you to Kathmandu to board the flight to Pokhara.
Day 13: Pokhara Day Tour
After breakfast proceed to Pokhara valley sightseeing by private vehicle including: Devi fall, Mahendra cave, Vindhyabashini temple, Seti Gorge, Regional Museum and departure to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Drive or fly back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is free on your own to explore Thamel and shopping.
Day 15: Tour Ends.
Transfer to Kathmandu airport to get fly back to home.