Nepal and Tibet Tour

Nepal and Tibet Tour is a 14 day easy tour to different cultural sights in Nepal and Tibet and a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, a Wildlife National Park in Nepal.

Tour Highlights:

  • Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Chitwan National Park
  • Potala Palace, Sera Manastery, Norbulingkha, Barkhor Market, Jokhang Temple
  • Drepung Monastery, Shakya Monastery and Everest Base Camp
  • Swayambhu, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square

 

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Accommodation in Standard Hotels on Twin Sharing Basis
  • Local Guide & Support Staffs
  • All Private Ground Transportation Including Airport Transfers
  • Meals (Breakfast) and Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • Tibet Travel Permit

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: standard hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

 

Day 2: Guided Sightseeing to Kathmandu’s DurbarSquare, Swoyambhunath Temple , Pashupati and Boudhanath Stupa

Kathmandu DurbarSquare: is one of three royal palace squares in the Kathmandu Valley. This site was the royal residence until the 19th century where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch use to take place. 

Swoyambhunath Temple: This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags.

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath, a pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be the powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power in religious terms.  

Boudhnath Stupa: This enormous stupa is where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfetered, and the lanes around the stupa are crammed with monasteries and the surrounding is a paraphernalia for Buddhist life.

Overnight: standard hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals:  Breakfast

 

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa 3,650m/11,976ft

We take an hour-long trans-Himalayan flight to Lhasa, Tibet early in the morning. The flight takes us over Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,536m) and other Himalayan peaks and glaciers. Upon our arrival in Lhasa, a representative from Eve Holidays will receive you and drive for almost an hour to hotel in Lhasa.

Overnight: standard hotel in Lhasa

Included Meals:  Breakfast

 

Day 4: LHASA SIGHTSEEING: Sera Monastery,Norbulingkha, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Market

Foremost, our tour begins with a visit to Sera Monastery. An experienced tour guide also working as an interpreter will guide us through this preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Then we visit the Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit to Barkhor Market can be quite a change from other visits as we roam around the city.

Overnight: Hotel in Lhasa

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 5: LHASA SIGHTSEEING: Potala Palace & Drepung Monastery

Like the previous day, you experience invaluable insights during your visits to Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery. The 17th century Potala Palace offers an awesome view of entire city and also has private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Ancient history has it that Drepung Monastery which was built in 14th century used to shelter around 10,000 monks but as now there has been quite a declination resulting in only few hundreds. Tibetans' respect and belief are immensely knotted with this monastery.

Overnight: Hotel in Lhasa

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 6: Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse 3,900m/12,796ft


Day 7: Shigatse to Shegar via Sakya Monastery 4,190m/13,747ft


Day 8: Shegar to Rongbuk and visit Everest Base Camp 5,250m/17,225ft


Day 9: Drive to Kodari Border and onwards to Kathmandu

Today we drive to Zhangmu, a major trading hub between Tibet and Nepal. A few kilometers drive from Zhangmu over the Bhote Koshi River brings us to immigration control in Kodari where we are expected to complete some custom formalities. Then, we drive  onwards to our hotel in Kathmandu.

Overnight: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals:  Breakfast

 

Day 10: Sightseeing in 2 World Heritage Sites

Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
Like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting combination of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the centre of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.

 

Bhaktapur Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
As that of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, this is the third medieval city-states in Kathmandu Valley which is home of medieval art and architecture. Located 14 kms east of Kathmandu City, this place was founded in the 9th Century. Bhaktapur has three major squares full of towering array of temples overlooked by the Palace of 55 windows built by King Bupatindra Malla. The Nyatapola Temple, also built by King Bhupatindra Malla, is the best example of Pagoda style and stands on five terraces on each of which stands a pair of figures - two famous strong men, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and two goddesses.

Overnight: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals:  Breakfast

 

Day 11: Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan (415m/1,362ft ) and do the Village Tour and join Cultural dance

Driving for 5 hours we reach our Lodge in Chitwan National Park where we spend two nights. We freshen up and go for village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus and also visit the National Park Visitor’s centre where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife & Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River. In the evening we watch and join the Tharu cultural dance presentation by the local villagers in which you can participate or Slide show presentation on almost everything under the Chitwan.

Overnight: 3 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 12: Activities in Chitwan (415m/1,362ft)

After breakfast in the lodge we go for canoe ride along the Rapti River which is an excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. + Jungle Walk + on the way back one can enjoy the elephant bathing. After lunch we go for Jeep Safari whcih is an excellent opportunity to see different kinds of animals such as deer, rhinoceros, wild bore, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Overnight: 3 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 13:  Breakfast and drive back to Kathmandu

An early morning wake up call followed by breakfast and drive back to Kathmandu and drop you to your hotel.

Overnight: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

 

Day 14: Final Departure

At your flight time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

Included Meals:  Breakfast

Please email us or call us at +977 9841414582 and we will happily organize your trip on the date appropriate for you.

 

Best Season

Summer, Spring, Autumn, Winter

 

Nepal Visa & Visa Fee

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD

 

Tibet Visa & Tibet Travelling Permit

Visas for individual travel in China are easy to get from most Chinese Embassies. But the Chinese Visa and Tibet Permits are different. All travellers entering Tibet must also obtain SPECIAL TRAVEL PERMITS from the Tibetan Tourism Bureau (TTB), Lhasa which is required to buy an air ticket into Tibet. One cannot travel to Tibet with Chinese Visa. So, visitors need to enter Tibet either through mainland China or Nepal. TRAVELLERS MUST OFFICIALLY BE PART OF A GROUP TOUR with a guide who will help dealing with the Chinese authorities at checkpoints. If you are traveling to Tibet via Nepal, you must obtain the Chinese visa which must be issued by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu but if you are planning to enter Tibet via mainland China, you need to get the Chinese visa from Chinese Embassy in your home country. As soon as you book the trip, Eve Holidays will arrange for the Tibet Travel Permits, for which you need to send us the copy of your passport if you wish to enter Tibet via Nepal and copies of your passport and Chinese Visa if you wish to enter Tibet via mainland China.

1. Your passport should be valid for at least six months before travelling. Visa is not provided to the passports with less than six months' validity. You need two passport-sized photos for the visa application.

2. All Tibet permits can be obtained using photocopy of your passport but you need your original passport to apply for Chinese visa. Visa section in Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu is open on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday only from 10:00 hrs to 11:30 hrs for submitting and collecting passports. Normally Chinese Embassy takes 5 working days to issue the tourist visa but they issue visa even in a day charging an extra Urgent Visa Fee on top of normal fee.

3. Travellers must use the same passport for Nepal and Tibet.

4. Itinerary and the places to visit in Tibet must be stated clearly and finalized in advance because while applying for a Chinese visa from Kathmandu, a copy of this should be attached. Travel permit from the Tibet Tourism Bureau (Lhasa) is obtained according to the places mentioned in the itinerary.

5.The Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu does not issue Chinese visas to individual travellers and will even cancel any existing Chinese visa once you apply for it from Nepal.

6. Travellers are not allowed to carry any Tibetan religious books, literatures, photographs, especially related to Dalai Lama during your travel to Tibet. Possessions of such are confiscated and you are not allowed to enter Tibet.

7. Rules and regulations regarding Chinese visa and Tibet travel permit keeps on changing very often, therefore we suggest our customers to consult us regarding the visa issues so that your all programs and plans goes smoothly without any obstacles.

 

TIBET INFORMATION:

Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) usually takes about 12-working-day to apply. If you couldn’t provide the required documents and information on time, an extra handling fee will be charged. 

* We reserve the right to change the itinerary order and attractions in Lhasa;

* Due to the special nature of Tibet travel, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective circumstances, including but not limited to natural disasters, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, strikes, public health emergencies, government action, major traffic jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions temporarily closed. etc., resulting in a change of itinerary, the increased cost will be paid by travellers; if any attraction visits have to be cancelled due to the same reasons above, we won't be held responsible for the refund except certain attraction entrance fee 

 

Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at  + 977 9841414582