Highlights of major destinations in Nepal and Tibet are included in the Nepal Tibet Tour Package. During the trip, you will travel from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Thousands of tourists visit Lhasa each year, the city of gods and the heart of Tibet. This itinerary is ideal for a travel enthusiast who wishes to see both Nepal and Tibet in one trip.
Throughout your journey, you will be able to see some of Tibet's most iconic sights, including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, and Sera Monastery. You visit Pokhara, Lumbini, and Chitwan during your time in Nepal. You will create a lifetime memory as you experience Tibet's and Nepal's exceptional architectural splendor and diverse cultural diversity.
Tibet is a region in East Asia that encompasses much of the Tibetan Plateau and spans around 2,500,000 square kilometers. It is the traditional homeland of Tibetans as well as other ethnic groups such as the Monpa, Tamang, Qiang, Sherpa, and Lhoba peoples, and it is now home to a sizable population of Han Chinese and Hui people. With an average elevation of 4,380 meters, Tibet is the highest region on the planet. Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain, rises 8,848 meters above sea level in Tibet, which is located in the Himalayas.
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At least 21,000 years ago, humans lived on the Tibetan Plateau. Around 3,000 B.P., Neolithic immigrants from northern China essentially supplanted this group, yet there is some genetic connection between Paleolithic and modern Tibetan populations.
The Zhang Zhung civilization is described in the early Tibetan historical writings as a people who migrated from the Amdo region into what is now western Tibet's Guge region. Zhang Zhung is regarded as the birthplace of the Bön faith. A neighboring kingdom developed in the Yarlung valley around the 1st century BCE, and the Yarlung king, Drigum Tsenpo, attempted to diminish the Zhang Zhung's influence by driving the Zhang's Bön priests from Yarlung. He was killed, and Zhang Zhung remained to rule the territory until Songtsen Gampo seized it in the 7th century. The monarchs of Tibet prior to Songtsen Gampo were more mythical than real, and there is little evidence of their existence.
For foreign passport holders to enter Tibet, they must first get a Tibet Entry Permit. It's also known as a TTB permit because it's issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau. You won't be able to fly to Tibet or cross overland from Nepal without the permit, and you won't be able to receive any other permits to continue your journey in Tibet.
Tibet Entry Permit is required for all non-Chinese passport holders, including US citizens, UK citizens, Australians, Canadians, Germans, Taiwanese, and others. The Tibet Travel Permit takes roughly 15 to 20 working days to obtain.
Travelers must have a Border Pass issued by the Tibet Armed Police Border Corps in Lhasa in order to pass through the China-Nepal border area. It is not possible for passengers to use it on their own. To apply for a Border Permit from the Tibet Armed Police Border Corps in Lhasa, one must contact a Tibet tourist operator.
An Alien Travel Permit is required for foreign travelers traveling beyond Lhasa to other Tibetan prefectures such as Shigatse, Shannan, and Ngari. The cycling route from Lhasa to Kathmandu travels via the prefectures of Shannan and Shigatse. As a result, you'll need an Alien Travel Permit. After arriving in Tibet, you can apply for this permit. To apply for the permission, your tour guide will need your original passport and Chinese visa.
The cost of the tour is determined by a variety of criteria, which must all be considered in order to determine how much each participant will ultimately pay.
If you travel during off-seasons or with children or students, you will have a better chance of getting a better deal. In light of the foregoing, and to give you an idea, rates start at around $ 3,460 USD per person.
This schedule is simply a guideline, but we will adhere to it as closely as possible. However, owing to weather, health issues, natural catastrophes, or other unpleasant events, your guide may opt to alter or omit the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will assist you at any moment by offering information about the trek's conditions and safety.
When you arrive at the airport, an Asian Heritage Treks & Travel employee will greet you with your nameplate. After that, you'll be whisked away to your hotel. Before reaching Thamel, you will pass through the Open Cremation Site (Pashupatinath Temple), the Royal Palace Museum (Narayanhiti), and the Garden of Dreams. Your hotel will be located in the heart of the Touristic Hub.
Our local guide, together with the driver and a car, will pick you up. You'll start with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can see characteristic wood-carved temples and structures that depict the historic Kathmandu city. After that, we'll travel to Swyambhunath, the monkey temple, from where you can get a panoramic view of Kathmandu.
Then you'll go to the Pashupatinath Temple, which is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage destinations in Southeast Asia. You will tour the environs and see the Hindu people's traditional body cremation ceremony. We may also go to Guweyswori Temple, which is a neighboring pilgrimage place to Pashupatinath Temple.
Finally, we'll go to Boudhanath Stupa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The stupa was constructed around 600 A.D. and is the world's only one-of-a-kind Stupa that reflects Buddhism. We'll have a look around Bouddhanath Stupa's environs. After we've finished our sightseeing, you may return to the hotel and relax.
Our tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation early in the morning. First, we'll go to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Patan Durbar Square. We can see classic wood-carved temples and structures here.
We may next proceed to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It's the third of three Durbar Squares that we'll see on our trip. We'll also go to Datatraya Mandir and a 5-story temple. Following that, we will visit the Changu Narayan Temple, Nepal's oldest temple. For followers of the Hindu religion, it is a well-known pilgrimage place. We'll return to the hotel after exploring the area.
Welcome to the airport in Lhasa. Our Tibet agent will greet you at Lhasa Gonggar Airport upon your arrival (LXA). After that, you will be driven to the hotel in a private vehicle. Lhasa is located on the Kyi-chu River's north bank. In Tibet, Kyi Chu means "Place of the Gods." Allow your body to adjust to the higher altitude for the remainder of the day. Welcome to the airport in Lhasa. Our Tibet agent will greet you at Lhasa Gonggar Airport upon your arrival (LXA). After that, you will be driven to the hotel in a private vehicle. Lhasa is located on the Kyi-chu River's north bank. In Tibet, Kyi Chu means "Place of the Gods." Allow your body to adjust to the higher altitude for the remainder of the day.
We will drive to Drepung Monastery after breakfast. It is located 8 kilometers west of Lhasa and is believed to be the world's largest monastery, with over 10,000 monks. Drepung means "Richmond" in Tibetan. The Sera Monastery, with its golden roofs and whitewashed walls, will also be visited. It was built in the fourteenth century and is still standing today.
A rebuilt monastery is also located below the brow of the hill where Tsongkhapa was erected. It is well-known for debate events that take place between 3 and 4 p.m. on a regular basis.
You will visit the Jokhang Temple today, which is located in the center of Old Lhasa. It holds a golden Shakyamuni Buddha, Tibet's most valuable sacred treasure. It is Tibet's most revered shrine, teeming with spiritual pilgrims. For Tibetan pilgrims, the temple is the ultimate pilgrimage destination. The Barkhor Marketplace surrounds the Jokhang Temple.
Barkhor Street is a wonderful area that shows tourists the true face of Lhasa. Hand-polished stone planks are used to pave the path. We'll visit the Potala Palace later in the day, a renowned palace perched on a solitary hill. This palace is the city's most important monument and a marvel of Eastern architecture. The palace is divided into two sections: the Red Palace in the middle and the White Palace on the edges.
We will drive from Lhasa to Shigatse in the morning after breakfast. To get a sight of Yamdrok-Tso Lake, we'll first travel over the Gampala pass (4790 m) (4400 m). The lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and provides breathtaking views of the Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (7191 m). It is the tallest peak in the vicinity of Lhasa.
Later, on the roadway, we pass past the Korola Glacier. The pray flag can be hung at Manak Dam Lake. Then we'll make our way to Gyantse. Gyantse is Tibet's third-largest city by population (after Lhasa and Shigatse). In Gyantse, we'll see the famed Pelkor Monastery and GyantseKumbum, as well as the Gyangtse Fortress from afar. We'll arrive at Shigatse, which is the second-largest city in Tibet, after some time.
We're driving back to Lhasa today through Gyantse. From the observation platform, one can see the whole Yalong Riverbed. We arrive at Lhasa at long last. When you arrive in Lhasa, check into your accommodation and relax.
We'll be flying from Lhasa to Kathmandu today. Our agent will meet you at the airport when you return to Kathmandu. Following that, we'll book flights to Pokhara. You will depart for Pokhara, a lovely and touristy city, with a hawk's eye view of the capital from the skies. After that, you will be taken to your hotel, where you may rest. You may also take a stroll around the city's streets.
Next you will go sightseeing in Pokhara, which is a beautiful city. A short distance away are the mysterious Davi's Falls. The fall is formed by the Pardi Khola, a Phewa Lake outflow. Devi's Fall generates beautiful showers before disappearing into a hidden hole under the earth. The Seti Gandaki River, which runs through the heart of the town, is another draw. The milky tint of the river is due to the limestone in the soil. The Seti Gandaki goes totally underground in certain places. Handicrafts and Tibetan carpets are sold in several Tibetan villages surrounding Pokhara. Davi's Waterfall, Gupteswor Mahadev, and the International Mountain Museum are among the sights we'll see today.
You'll start the day with a trip to Sarangkot. Before daybreak, we may catch the calm and magnificent image of the city. The first rays of sunrise striking the mountains in the distance are breathtaking. The Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and other mountains can all be seen from Sarangkot. Following that, we'll go kayaking at Fewa Lake and then climb to Peace Stupa. Pokhara Shanti Stupa is a pagoda-style Buddhist structure atop Kaski's Anadu Hill. The boat ride from PumdiBhumdi Bay to Phewa Ghat across Phewa Lake might take up to half an hour. It's a great chance to take in the view of Himalayan peaks reflected in the river. The World Peace Pagoda's panoramic loop is also a nice way to conclude a trekking day.
We'll take you to Lumbini today. You'll go to the frightened garden, which includes the Mayadevi temple, which depicts Lord Buddha's birth. The Ashoka pillar, which marks the Buddha's birthplace, will be visible. You'll also come across a Sakyan Tank, where Mayadevi, the Buddha's mother, is said to have taken a plunge before giving birth. There are several more monasteries and Chaityas that have been established over the ages.
We shall go to Lumbini in the morning today. You'll visit the Golden Temple, a German monastery, a Chinese monastery, a Thai monastery, international nuns, and a German monastery. Lord Buddha's teachings flourish in the Peaceful Monastic zone. Learn about the many cultures found in Lumbini's several monastery zones. After visiting all of the attractions, you'll move on to Chitwan. You will arrive in Chitwan early in the evening and settle into your hotel.
Next, we'll take a trip into Chitwan's forest. Then, in a local vehicle, we'll go deep into the forest to track out the tiger's footsteps. Expect to see one-horned rhinos, Asian elephants, Spotted Deer (Chital), Barking Deer, Hog Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer, Black Buck, Bull, Exotic Boar, Wild Dog, Leopard, and a variety of other wild creatures. We'll leave after the jungle safari to go on a canoe expedition. You'll go canoeing down the Rapti River. Along with the canoe ride, you will witness a variety of birds in the river.
We shall return to Kathmandu today. Later, you may take a trip through Thamel Street to buy gifts as a symbol of affection for your friends and family. Otherwise, as this is your final day before flying off to your destination the next day, you may relax at the hotel and pack your stuff.
Today is the last day of your journey. First, your onward travel plans will be recommended and helped. Then we'll take you to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You'll arrive at the airport three hours before your flight.
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