Nepal Tibet Flight Tour

Duration:
10 Days
Destination:
Kathmandu-Nagarkot-Kathmandu-Lhasa-Namtso-Lhasa
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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Nepal is located in the south of Himalayas, and next to Tibet Autonomous Region from the north side. It is an amazing country that attracts people to travel around. There are 10 highest peaks in the world which Nepal owns 8. This trip will lead you to explore Nepal from Kathmandu to Nagarkot. You can see the great natural scenery and feel the strong Hinduism atmosphere. The attractions are including the main spots, such as Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Durbar Square, Patan Museum, etc.. And tourists can spend one night at Nagarkot Village, to enjoy the stunning sunset and sunrise of Himalaya. Then we will fly to Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, to see different plateau scenery and Tibetan Buddhist constructions.

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

Welcome to Kathmandu! Our Nepali tour guide will greet you at the Tribhuvan 

International Airport in Kathmandu and transfer you to the hotel. It’s only 6km from the airport to downtown area. After a little bit rest, you can wander around this old city by yourself.

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, was built in A.D.723, already more than 1200years until now. It is the symbol of Nepalese ancient culture with the great art of architecture and wood carving. Numbers of palaces, temples, pagodas, and

monasteries were built here during Nepal dynasties.

Stay overnight in Kathmandu

Day 2 Kathmandu sightseeing

Today you will start to explore Kathmandu with our experienced Nepali guide.

Firstly, you will go to Swyambhunath Temple to see the stupa there. Swyambhunath was built 2000 years ago, even older than Kathmandu city! It’s one of the World Cultural Heritages in Nepal. And it’s also called “Monkey Temple” as there are hundreds of wild monkeys live around it. The Swyambhunath Stupa is the second largest stupa in Nepal. The Buddha's eyes were painted on the four sides of the stupa, means Buddha is watching you. The paint makes it so sacred that many pilgrims come to worship.

Then you will go to see the largest stupa in Nepal, as well as in the world. Boudhanath Stupa is located in the eastern of Kathmandu. 90% of Nepalese are Hindu devotees. you can see Lord Shiva everywhere. But here, Boudhanath is a holy place of Tibetan Buddhism as it’s located in the main trading pass between Nepal and Tibet. So, every morning, there are many Tibetan Buddhist doing kora here, which is really an impressive scene.

In the end, we are heading to Pashupatinath Temple, the largest Hindu temple in Nepal. The god of destruction—Shiva is enshrined in it. “Pashu” means “all living creatures”, “Patinath” means “the lord”. This temple is also known as “corpse cremation temple” because it’s the place where Hindu devotees cremate the dead bodies in public.

Stay overnight in Kathmandu

Day 3 Kathmandu-Nagarkot(2175m), 35km, approx. 1.5hrs

Today we are going to visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square first.

“Durbar” means “Palace” in Nepalese language. There are three famous Durbar Squares in Nepal, one is in Kathmandu, one is in Bhaktapur, and the last in Patan. After the 6th. King of Malla Dynasty died, all his three sons wanted to be the new king, so they controlled three different places and fight each other. These three Durbar Squares were built during that time.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is bigger than the other two squares. There are many temples, statues and palace over 500years history there, thus it’s called “The Treasure of Medieval Nepalese Art” and “Outdoor Museum” as well.

After lunch, we are going to Nagarkot, 35km from Kathmandu. It’s called the “Viewing Deck of Himalaya” because it’s the best place to see the overall perspective of Himalaya. It used to be the secluded place of the Nepalese rulers, but since 70’s it became the most popular place to enjoy the sunrise and sunset. The tour peak season is Oct. to Mar. every year.

Stay overnight in Nagarkot village

Day 4 Nagarkot-Kathmandu, 35km, approx. 1.5hrs

After enjoying the great sunrise of Himalaya in Nagarkot, today we are going to another Durbar Square---Patan Durbar Square. It’s also one of the world cultural heritages in Nepal. The biggest difference compared with other two squares is the Newari classical architecture here.

In the afternoon, we are going to the Patan Museum. It may be the best museum in the South Asian Sub-Continent. It’s a complex of modern and ancient architecture art. The specialty seeing are those bronze statues, which are gods of Hindu and Buddhism. There are three showrooms of Hindu while 2 of Buddhism.

We will go back to Kathmandu in the late afternoon.

Stay overnight in Kathmandu

Day 5 Flight: Kathmandu-Lhasa(3680m)

It takes around one and a half hours to Lhasa from Kathmandu by flight.

This is the first day you enter Tibet. Your Tibetan guide will greet you at the airport and send you to the lovely hotel. It usually takes 1.5 hours to drive from Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa. Tourists could have a look at Yarlung Tsangpo River, the largest and longest river in Tibet on their way to the hotel. After check in, you can have a good rest first. And if you feel like to go out, you can wonder around the city. But just remember that don’t take too much stuff, try to go with a light pack. Meanwhile, drink some more water. It’s really useful to get acclimatized to the high altitude.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 6 Lhasa sightseeing

After rest one night, today you will recover sufficiently to launch your Lhasa city tour, with a close contact with Lhasa, the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.

At first, you will go to the Potala Palace, which is the symbolic place of Lhasa and also the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It was built by the 33rd. great king of Tibet in the 7th. century. The gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet are the most worth seeing in Potala Palace.

After lunch, you are going to Jokhang Temple, which was founded in the same time and by the same king with Potala Palace. From outside, you can see many pilgrims making prostrating in front of the temple. From inside, you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at his age of 12.

Barkhor street is the next destination that women love a lot. Because it’s a famous busy walking street where they can go shopping. There are many distinctive shops that sell different Tibetan stuff, like handicraft, Thangka, and so on. Except for shopping, tourists can also join the Kora with pilgrims and locals, to explore Tibetan religious culture more deeply.

Optional:

You can go to visit the Tibetan handicraft art or Tibetan Traditional Medicine center if time is enough. You can also watch the Tibetan Culture Show in the evening for USD60 per person at your own expense.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Potala Palace
Pious worshipers kowtowing in front of Jokhang Temple. It's a religionary tradition of Tibetan people.
Day 7 Lhasa sightseeing

In the morning, you are heading to Drak Yerpa, a place may not be that famous but with its own advantage. It consists of a monastery and a number of ancient meditation caves. There are some holes that kind of arrows left in the cliffs are believed to prove that the legendary hero Gesar of Ling had visited this valley.

In the afternoon, tourists will pay a visit to Sera Monastery, which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. Monks debate starts around 3 to 5 p.m.. It’s very attractive even if you don’t understand what they are talking about at all. If the debate is not your type, you can also see the three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Budda inside of the monastery. Besides, the sight in Sera monastery is very good because you can see roses around. That’s why people also call it “the court of wild rose”.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Drak Yerpa
Sera Monastery
Day 8 Lhasa- Namtso(4718m) ,250km, approx. 5 hrs

In the morning, we drive to the holy Namtso lake along the Qinghai-Tibet. On the way to Namtso, you will have a far view of NyenchenThanglha Snow Mountain. Enjoy the view of the vast grassland and spectacular natural scenery.

You'll arrive at Namtso Lake after pass NagelaPass(5150m), it covers a total area of more than 1900 square kilometers, being the second largest salt lake in China. At an elevation of 4718 meters, it is also the highest altitude salt lake in the world, the furthest depth being more than 33m. Besides, you can enjoy the view of Sky-Road railway with snow mountain background; while standing at the famous Nagela Pass, you can see the stunning view of holy Namtso Lake. If the weather is good, you will have a chance to enjoy the marvelous sunset view of the lake.

Stay overnight in Namtso

Namtso Lake
Namtso Lake
Day 9 Namtso- Lhasa,250km, approx. 5 hrs

In the morning, enjoy the sunrise of the lake at the shore and do leisure trek around Tashi Island. After that, we will go back to Lhasa. On the way, you will visit Yampachen Hot Spring (The price includes the entry fee, but excludes bathing Fee, $8-$15/person for different pools). Yampachen lies just south of the Nyainqêntanglha Mountains, famous for Yampachen Hot Springs, at an altitude of 4290–4500m making it the highest altitude set of hot springs in China. Both indoor and outdoor swimming pools have been set up here, in which visitors can enjoy a bath.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Yampachen hot springs
Yampachen hot springs
Day 10 Lhasa departure
Your tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway Station for your next destination.

Our private customized Tibet tours are ideal for families, small groups and individual travellers who desire a more thorough and intimate introduction to Tibet. Price varies with size, season, hotel rate. etc. Please fill out this form so our travel designers can start helping you plan a trip.

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Asked Questions from our Clients

Theo***

2017-12-11

Hello, Please let us know if you have a tour and approx. cost. We are flexible as to the itinerary and type of tour in proximity to Nepal, N. India, Tibet as we are planning to spend some time at a military mastery in Nepal before our tour. We plan to begin From Kathmandu on or after 04/12/2018 We have to depart Kathmandu 04/22/2018 Cultural, Light Trekking, I am 68 and my daughter is 31 We are on a budget so Group and guest house is fine.

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amy

2017-12-12

Dear Theodore, 

Since you are on a budget, I highly suggest you join our 7 Days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour which fits your condition, the price for this tour is USD1100/person based on 3-star hotel double room in April 2018, I will email you the details soon. 

Paol***

2017-12-05

Hi, my fiancee and I would like to visit Nepal and Tibet, and the 10 Days Nepal Tibet Flight Tour seems the best choice. We'd like to have an idea of the cost for 2 adults between March and June 2018 leaving from Rome, Italy. Thank you in advance, best regards Paolo

Rita

2017-12-05

Dear Paolo,

Due to Tibet's unique background, apart from a Passport and a Chinese Visa, all foreign tourists allowed to enter Tibet must have Tibet Travel Permits. However, Tibet Travel Permit will not be issued for all tours from mid-February to March. So April to June is available according to your schedule.

Before I quote you, could you please kindly let me know what kind of accommodation would you like to stay in? The Luxurious (5-star), the comfortable (4-star), economy class (3-star) hotel or the budget guest house?

Neil***

2017-11-21

Dear sir/ Madam, Could you please provide us price for below itinerary. we are group of 8-14 people. Can you give us 3 different price. 1. Price based on 5 Star Hotel 2. Price based on 4 Star Hotel 3. Price based on 3 Star Hotel Day 01: Arrive Lhasa from Kathmandu Day 02: Full day Lhasa Tour- hotel Day 03: Lhasa Tour - Drepung and Sera Monastery Day 04: Lhasa to Tsurphu Monastery and Namtso Lake Day 05: drive to Lhasa via Yangpachen hot spring (250km,5 hours ) Day 6: Fly to Kathmandu from Lhasa Thank you! Neil and Team

Mark

2017-12-06

Your preferred itinerary covers most of the top destinations in Tibet. Neil, you have a wise choice, from which you can enjoy most of the spots within a short amount of time. Before I can quote for you, could you please kindly let me know when are you going to have this tour? Different seasons, different prices. 
 
 

Cele***

2017-11-13

I want to see some of Nepal and Tibet the Nepal Tibet Flight Tour sounds fitting to what i would like to do. I am on a budget and would prefer the travel on the cheaper side. My travelling dates are between 27th June 2017- 8th July 2018. Im flying to Siem Reap on the 8th. Cheers

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amy

2017-11-15

Dear Celeste, 

Yes, taking our 10 Days Nepal Tibet Flight Tour is your best choice if you like to visit both places.

Since you are on a budget, but the price would be quite high if you take it this tour alone as it's a private tour, so I suggest you join our a 6 Days Lhasa & Namtso Group Tour for Tibet part with an affordable price by sharing expenses with other travelers. 

Stev***

2017-11-05

We have never done this before so we don't have an itinerary, so we would be guided by you as first time visitors. Could you give me a price on going next August 2018. Can I have the price for 1 person and three people? Thank you Steve

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penny

2017-11-05

Hi Steve, if you plan to come to Tibet from Nepal, you're required to get the "China Group Visa" from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. We'll arrange all the necessary Tibet permits for you and you just need to send us the copies of your passports. Once you book the Tibet tour with us, we'll prepare an official Invitation Letter to give to our partner in Kathmandu. After you arrive in Kathmandu, our Nepali partner will meet you for your original passports. With Invitation Letter & your passports, we can obtain your China Group Visa after 3 working days. In this case, I'm afraid you have to stay in Kathmandu for about 4 days at least (1st day arrival, 2nd day applying for the China Group Visa, 3rd day waiting, 4th day getting the Visa and go ahead to Lhasa on the next day). Please note that the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu only accepts the visa applications from 10:00~12:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Moreover, they'll not work on weekends and holidays.

It seems that you would like to do our 10 days Nepal Tibet Flight Tour in August 2018, correct? More details please check the email I've sent to you.

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