You will be received at Kathmandu airport by our representative holding your name plate. After formal meeting,and welcome with a traditional flower garland and transferred to your hotel. There is an option of familiarization walk to the old Kathmandu in the suburb of tourist center of Thamel.
Breakfast, and guided Kathmandu tour visit the important historical and heritage sites within Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases Nepalese art and architecture at its best. The architecture is typical of the Malla dynasty who ruled over Nepal from the 12th to the 18th century.The living goddess Kumari is the highlights of Kathmandu durbar square. Swayambhunath is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area. It offers a great view of Kathmandu valley Pashupatinath Temple is situated on the banks of river Bagmati and is one of the principal temples of Lord Shiva where you can see dead body cremation and the holymen Shadus. The Bauddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in South Asia which is built on the ancient trade route to Tibet. Here you can see the Tibet and the Sherpa Buddhism.
Today we take an early morning breakfast and drive to Chitwan National Park. We drive along the winding road on the banks of the Trishuli River. After checking in to the hotel,there will be a briefing on the activities we will be engaged in during your stay in Chitwan. Check in Hotel, lunch and We then walk on the banks of the Rapti River to enjoy the sunset in the sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan after Tharu village walk. In the evening, we enjoy dinner along with a brief cultural program showcasing the Tharu cultural dances unique to the Chitwan region of Nepal.
Early in the morning, elephant riding for a jungle safari through dense grasslands to witness wildlife in its natural habitat. After breakfast, we visit the elephant stables and even enjoy bathing the elephants. During the afternoon we can drive through the jungles followed by a canoe ride down the Rapti River. While canoeing, we may get a close look at the Gharial and Mugger crocodiles along with fresh water dolphins, otters and varieties of water birds.Or,we may even go for bird watching or nature walks and come closer to a variety of wild flora and fauna found in the park.Overnight in Chitwan.
Breakfast and drive back to Kathmandu for 6-7 hours drive. Prepare for Tibet tour departure for next morning. Stay night in Kathmandu.
We will pick you up in your hotel at 9:00 am. Then we will drive to Syabrubesi driving through country side and you can see deep gorges, snow-capped mountain on the way. We will also drive across the Luangtang National Park. Stay overnight at guest house in Syabrubesi.
After breakfast, we will drive 15 km to the border to enter Tibet. You will meet your guide in Tibet side. Then we will drive 1 hour to Kyirong(2800m) is surrounded by lofty snow-capped mountains and dense forests. In the afternoon, you take a stroll to visit Baba Temple (2850m), a Gelugpa temple built by Tibetan King Songtsan Gambo at the proposal of his wife Nepali princess Bhrikuti. The Nepali style temple with delicate murals is only within minutes’ walk from your hotel. Stay overnight in Kyirong Hotel.
Today, we will first drive to pass through Peikutso lake and grassland. Then we continue to drive to Everest Base Camp and visit the world highest Monastery, the Rongbuk Monastery. On the way, you can view the splendid panoramic Himalaya Mountain Range at Gyawula Pass (5200m). After visiting Everest Base Camp, we will drive to Tingri. Stay overnight in Tingri Hotel.
Today, we will drive from Tingri to Shigatse. On the way, you will visit the 5000m G318 National Highway milestone in Lhatse. After your arrival in Shigatse in the early afternoon, you will visit the seat of Panchan Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery, one of the most important monasteries in Tibet. Stay overnight in Shigatse hotel.
Today, we will drive to Lhasa via Gyantse. On the way you can see many Tibetan farming villages. After arriving in Gyantse, you will visit Heritage town Gyantse old street and Perklor Monastery, Kumbum stupa. Then you will also visit Manak Dam Lake, Korola Glacier and Yamdrok Lake on the way to Lhasa. Stay overnight in Lhasa.
You will start the day by exploring the Potala Palace, Tibet’s most iconic building. Towering above Lhasa with more than 1000 rooms, the Potala Palace served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lama’s for hundreds of years. After lunch, you will go to explore the Jokhang temple, the holiest Buddhist temple in the Himalayas. Founded nearly 1400 years ago, Jokhang Temple houses the most sacred statue of Buddha. You will work your way through this fascinating temple alongside Buddhist pilgrims from the faraway regions of Tibet. The sound of pilgrims chanting mantras fills the air as does the smell of yak butter candle offerings. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora, a religious circle of a building or mountain with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.
Today you will explore 600 year old Sera monastery, one of Tibet’s largest Buddhist monasteries. Each weekday afternoon starting at 3pm, monks engage in Buddhist philosophy debates, which are fun to photograph.You can also see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha. After lunch, you will go to Drepung, another of Tibet’s huge monastic complexes. The pilgrimage circuit around Drepung takes about an hour or so and offers spectacular views.You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.
The trip ends, and after breakfast, you will be transferred to the Lhasa airport/train staion and depart Tibet to Nepal or China.
Breakfast and drive to visit Patan city of fine arts. Patan is better known as "The city of a thousand golden roofs." Once separated from the capital, Patan and Kathmandu are now separated only by a bridge over the Bagmati River. The city of Patan has recovered its label of origin "Lalitpur". The historic heart of the city is entangled with narrow streets and theatrical decoration-brick houses with carved wooden balconies and bronze decorations, patios and backyards that house oratories, temples. The city is famous throughout the country for its tradition of blacksmiths and goldsmiths. Artisans model effigies of the divinities of the Hindu and Buddhist pantheons. The city has more than 50 main temples, some of which were destroyed or damaged by the earthquake of April 2015. Many stupas, chaytyas and bahal-ancient Buddhist monasteries bear testimony to the long history of Buddhism in the city that remains today a Bastion of Newars Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley. The four stupas erected in the four cardinal points, originally defined the city. They were erected during the reign of Emperor Ashoka some 250 years before our era.Ths sightseeing points in Patan are Patan durbur square and Museum, Golden Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Mahaboudha temple and Rudravarna temple.
After Patan Tour and we drive then to Bhadgaon also known as Bhaktapur-the "city of devotees". Founded in the 9th century it is the home of medieval art and architecture. Here you can visit the Durbar Square, with its array of temples, and the Palace of 55 Windows. This Palace is the best example of the Pagoda style of architecture and stands on five terraces, on each of which stands a pair of figures: two strong men, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and two goddesses. Walk around Bhanktapur that includes Bhaktapur durbar square, Nyatpole temple, Dattratraya sqaure and Pottery square and after Bhaktapur tour we drive you back to Kathmandu.
Breakfast, free day on your own and transfer to Kathmandu airport to get your flight back to home.