Tibet Nepal Tours

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12

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$ 300

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$1300

Overview

Tibet Nepal Tours offers a journey of a lifetime into the heart of Tibet. We will also bring you for a cultural tour of Nepal.

The tour kicks off from Tibet with a visit to Lhasa. Lhasa is the capital of Tibet, and home to Potala Palace – a world heritage site. The 1000-room Potala Palace made in Tibetan architectural palace is well furnished with ancient Buddhist scripts, statues, sculptures, and halls that will enthral any connoisseur traveller.

You will also visit Norbulingkha, Drepung, and Sera Monasteries; as well as walk along the Barkhor street.

Leave Lhasa and head south towards Mt. Everest. Your 4×4 ride will take you to the base camp of Mt. Everest to see spectacular views of the Himalayan peaks including Mt Everest, Cho Oyu, and Shisha Pangma.

Cross the border to Nepal through the Kodari/Kerung border and visit Kathmandu for a tour of UNESCO world heritage sites.

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Tibet Nepal Tours Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Chengdu

Day 2: Chengdu - Lhasa

Day 3: On the train

Day 4: Lhasa Arrival

Day 5: Lhasa

Day 6: Lhasa

Day 7: Lhasa - Gyantse

Day 8: Gyantse - Shigatse

Day 9: Shigatse - Sakya Monastery - Tingri

Day 10 Tingri - Rongbuk Monastery

Day 11 Rongbuk Monastery - EBC - Zhangmu

Day 12: Zhangmu - Kathmandu

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Chengdu

Duration

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Transportation

Car

Meal

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Accommodation

- To Be Advised – (at Chengdu)

NOTE: Transfer via flight arranged by Eyes on Nepal. Arrive in Chengdu (Flight arrival time/Flight numbers are to be advised).

Welcome to Chengdu – home of giant pandas! Upon arrival, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free for you to relax and explore.

Day 2: Chengdu - Lhasa

Meal

Breakfast

Accommodation

On the train

NOTE: Transfer via train (Soft Sleeper seat) arranged by Eyes On Nepal. Today you will be free until your guide escorts you to the railway station for your train to Lhasa.

Day 3: On the train

Meal

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Accommodation

On the train

Today, you’ll travel on the world’s highest altitude railway: Qinghai-Tibet railway. Whilst traveling to Tibet by train takes much longer than by plane, you will be able to witness thousands of miles of the most stunning landscapes in the world, rolling by outside your window.

Tips for today:

  • There are battery charging accesses on the train, but make sure you have a socket adapter
  • Only Chinese food is served aboard, including breakfast (10RMB), lunch box (25RMB), self-selected meal (from 38RMB).

Day 4: Lhasa Arrival

Meal

Not Available

Accommodation

- To Be Advised – (at Lhasa)

Welcome to the roof of the world! You will be picked up from the train station, then escorted to your hotel in Lhasa city in the comfort of your own private vehicle. After arriving at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the local area and acclimatise yourself to this high altitude city at the top of the world.

Tips for today:

  • Go for a walk to acclimatise to the high altitude, but avoid strenuous activity immediately upon arrival
  • It’s better not to have a shower today
  • Hydrate yourself and eat more fruits
  • Rest well

Day 5: Lhasa

Meal

Breakfast

Accommodation

- To Be Advised – (at Lhasa)
  • Take the challenge of climbing up to Potala Palace (3,650m above sea level) and get a great view of Lhasa’s urban areas. There will be great photographic opportunities along the way up as you will have a great view of the traditional Tibetan architecture. Hear the story of the Dalai Lamas and see chapels that the Dalai Lamas studied, rested and worked in. Pass former Dalai Lamas’ graves which are decorated with treasure beautiful treasures.
  • Continue your tour to Jokhang Temple, which is within walking distance from Potala Palace. It is considered the spiritual center of Tibet. You will see many pilgrims worship within or nearby the temple. Enter the first floor of the temple and absorb the religious atmosphere. You will see pilgrims  donating butter oil to keep the lights burning for Buddha. While learning more about Buddhas and Lamas than you will gain a feeling for the vast history of Tibetan Buddhism. You may also hear red-robed Lamas praying. Walk up to the roof of the temple, take some pictures of the gold roof and enjoy the beautiful sunshine of Lhasa while observing pilgrims praying in front of the temple.
  • Finally, join locals in a traditional pilgrimage route by taking a relaxing walk in a large circular path around Jokhang Temple at Barkor Street. The street is filled with pilgrims taking part in religious activities, and street venders selling a wide variety of traditional Tibetan goods and religious items. If you like, you can also ask your tour guide take you for a visit to a Thangka workshop to marvel at the fabulous Thangka art work. There are cafes along the street as well. You can relax and enjoy the life in Lhasa in a lazy afternoon.

Tips for today:

  • Wear hat and sunglasses to prevent ultraviolet radiation, but remember to remove them when visiting the monasteries.
  • Taking photos is usually not allowed in chapels inside monastery
  • Remember to bring your passport. You need to show your passport when entering Potala Palace.

Day 6: Lhasa

Meal

Breakfast

Accommodation

To Be Advised – (at Lhasa)
  • After breakfast, we will drive you to the Norbulingka Park, the former summer palace of Dalai Lama. Explore the beautiful gardens and experience one of the most holy sites in Tibetan Buddhism while soaking up the rich history. Next, visit the Drepung Monastery, which was once the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery housing 10,000 monks in its heyday. Learn about the lives of Tibetan monks.
  • Your tour ends at Sera Monastery, where you will get the chance to experience “Buddhism Scriptures Debating”. These debates are unique to Sera and are quite famous. Enjoy the debates!

Tips for today:

  • Obey Buddhist manners and talk appropriately
  • Feel free to ask your tour guide questions about Buddhism
  • Don’t forget to bring your sunglasses and sunblock 

Day 7: Lhasa - Gyantse

Meal

Breakfast

Accommodation

- To Be Advised – (at Gyantse)

Today you will be transferred from Lhasa to Gyantse (6.5-hours drive). En route, you’ll stop to see Yamdrok Lake, one of three most famous holy lakes in Tibet. For Tibetans, this is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and the home of the “wrathful deities”.

The scenery of turquoise blue water in the lake with the reflection of the surrounding snow-capped mountains is awe-inspiring. After arriving at Gyantse, you will tour Pelkor Monastery to admire fancy frescoes, statues and sculptures. We will spend the night at Gyantse.

Tips of today:

  • Wear warm clothing to protect yourself from the cold and wind
  • The road conditions from Lhasa to Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake is good
  • Feel free to ask your driver to stop so you can stretch your legs or take some photos

Day 8: Gyantse - Shigatse

Meal

Breakfast

Accommodation

To Be Advised – (at Shigatse)

After breakfast, drive about 2.5 hours to Shigatse. After lunch, you will visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama and one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet, as well as the oldest and largest Gelugpa Monastery in Tibet.

Here you will see a giant statue of Future Buddha, the largest one of its kind on earth, decorated with precious pearls, turquoises, corals and ambers. Stay overnight at Shigatse.

Tips of today:

  • The road condition is fairly good so the 90km drive from Gyantse to Shigatse is pleasant. Please do not hesitate to tell the driver if you want to take a break to stretch your legs or take photos on the way.
  • Obey Buddhist manners and talk appropriately when visiting Tashilhunpo.

Day 9: Shigatse - Sakya Monastery - Tingri

Meal

Breakfast

Accommodation

To Be Advised – (at Tingri)

Today you’ll drive to Tingri and stay here overnight. En route visit Sakya monastery. In the 13th century, the monastic town of Sakya emerged as an important center of Buddhist scholarship. With Mongolian military support, the Sakya lamas became rulers of all Tibet.

Sakya Monastery, built in 1268, is a massive fortresslike compound with high defensive walls in the southern section of the monastery. There are a lot of historical articles in the monastery, among some of them are: Imperial certificates, gold signets, crowns, and clothes given by the Yuan Dynasty emperors.

Sakya monastery has over 84,000 Tibetan scriptures and books on astronomy, medicine, calligraphy, and history.

Tips for today:

  • If you are particularly interested in history or architecture, it may be worthwhile to do a bit of research in preparation for this visit
  • The landscape along the road is amazing

Day 10 Tingri - Rongbuk Monastery:Day 10 Tingri - Rongbuk Monastery

Meal

Breakfast

Accommodation

To Be Advised – (Tent or guesthouse near to Rongbuk Monastery)
  • Although it’s just 100km from Tingri (Shegar) to Rongbuk Monastery (altitude: 4,980m), it takes about 4 hours since the cracked winding roads demand great caution. But the views are stupendous on a clear day and features a huge sweep of the Himalaya range including peaks over 8,000m, Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Gyachung and Cho Oyu. When you finally get to the Base Camp, the first sight of the mighty Everest will be stunning. All the hardship you bear along the way will be well worth it. The best time to watch Mt. Everest is in the early morning and late evening, when the sun is rising or setting, bathing Everest in light.
  • Visit Rongbuk Monasteryi which is located at the foot of Mount Everest, and has earned the title of the world’s highest monastery standing at 4,980 meters high. Accommodation at Tent or Guest House near to Rongbuk Monastery.

Tips for today:

  • Bring a decent amount of food and drinks for the long drive
  • Bring a warm and thick coat for the low temperature in Everest
  • Avoid strenuous activity

Day 11 Rongbuk Monastery - EBC - Zhangmu :Day 11 Rongbuk Monastery - EBC - Zhangmu

Meal

Breakfast

Accommodation

To Be Advised – (Tent or guesthouse near to Zhangmu)
  • Get up early to catch the stunning sunrise on the peak of the world. After breakfast, drive the remaining 8km to visit Everest Base Camp where you can get a better view of Mt. Everest.
  • Drive via Old Tingri and enjoy the panoramic views of snow-capped Himalayan Range on the way to Zhangmu. Zhangmu is quite close to Nepal and about 350km from Mt. Everest.

Tips for today:

  • Sunrise starts at about 6:30 am to 7 am
  • Be well prepared for the long drive on the road

Day 12: Zhangmu - Kathmandu

Meal

Breakfast

Accommodation

n/a

After breakfast, we will drive you to the border of Nepal and China. Your overland trip to Kathmandu ends here.

Tips for today:

  • Our service will end at the border of Tibet and Nepal. Contact Eyes On Nepal for itinerary and program in Nepal.
  • NOTES: The Nepal and China border has remained closed til today – 7/11/2016. Kindly write to us to get the latest information. 

Price & Terms

NOTE: The price above is quoted based on 2 people. If you are travelling in a group of more than 2 people, kindly write to us at sales@eyesonnepal.com, we will give you a special quotation.

What is included?

  • Tibet Entry Permit and Alien’s travel permit.
  • Transport (private vehicle).
  • Admission fees of all tourist sites specified in itinerary.
  • Private professional English speaking tour guide
  • Travel Agency Service Charge.
  • Tourist Accident / Casualty Insurance.
  • Meals specified in the itinerary.
  • Accommodations (Local 3-star hotels) specified in the itinerary.
  • Train tickets (soft sleeper seats) from Chengdu to Lhasa.

What is not included?

  • China visa.
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Flight tickets.
  • Accommodations not specified in the itinerary.
  • Tips to driver and tour guide, tip as you wish.
  • Other personal expenses and optional items.

Important Notes

  • According to the local regulations and policies, relevant documents have to be forwarded for the application of the Tibet Permit 15 days prior to your departure date.
  • Tibet is a relatively backward and poor place whose hotels, just offering basic services and facilities. They cannot be compared with those in major cities of China. Thank you for your kind understanding!
  • In addition, foreign travellers are not allowed to enter Tibet for travelling from the end of February to the beginning of April based on the local official regulations and policies. In doing so, I do recommend you to get to Lhasa after April 5th. Probably the Tibet permit could be issued successfully.

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We kindly request that you fill in the online booking form. Otherwise, just provide us answers to the following questions directly through our email address sales@eyesonnepal.com

  • Subject: Tibet Nepal Tours 12 days 11 nights
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Once we receive your details, we will reply you with a proposed itinerary and official quotation.

  1. If you are satisfied with our itinerary and quotation, kindly send us your confirmation via email.
  2. We will then issue the Confirmation Order and Invoice to you.
  3. Following this, you should make a 50% deposit to us via PayPal or to our bank account.
  4. 50% deposit will be paid by your side via either PayPal or bank in to our Nepal Company account. The remaining amount can be deposited after arriving in Nepal.
  5. We will issue the official payment receipt to you once we receive the payment.
  6. You will be asked to take a photo of your passport, and email it to us for us to process your VISA to Bhutan, and purchase your flights ticket to and fro Nepal.
  7. We will issue the official receipt, flight ticket, and visa.

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“Great Job Done !”

| | December 10, 2017 | Source: Facebook

Rating: 5

Thanks to Mr Sid and his team for the great and wonderfull arrangements during my teams trekking… Very humble and kind person… enjoyed the journey without any hiccups and worries… Will visit Nepal again with this tour agent surely… Great job done… Thanks once...


“Nagarkot Trek”

Eileen Lam | Singapore | August 21, 2017 | Source: Others

Rating: 5

Dipak and Siddar are wonderful with their hospitality. They would make sure that we’ll be well-taken care throughout our tour and stay in Nepal. I highly recommend their services to any of my friends who are heading to...


“Wonderful Trek”

Maria Mathias | Australia | | Source: Others

Rating: 5

“This trip was simply amazing. Our first time trekking in Nagarkot, more than exceeded our expectations. The tour guide, Dipak, suggested some beautiful spots and routes all the way up. Watching the sun rise over Mt. Everest from the Nagarkot view-point was simply amazing. Thank you Dipak for showing us some wonderful views of...

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