Nepal Tibet Flight Tour

Duration:
10 Days
Tour Code:
N06
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private escorted tour with guide & vehicle at your service exclusively and the itinerary can be tailor-made to your exact liking.

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 is the landmark architecture of Lhasa, Tibet
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 for your next destination.

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Asked Questions from our Clients

Davi***

2017-08-19

I am very interested in the 10 days Nepal / Tibet itinerary. I will be traveling with my brother and we are seasoned travelers. We are interested in the trip in the late October timeframe. What are your thoughts in terms of cost and weather conditions around that time. Thanks very much.

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amy

2017-08-20

Dear David Fischkoff, 

Very nice to hear that you are interested in taking our 10 Days Nepal Tibet Flight Tour for late Oct, but please kindly note: you are required to apply for China Group Visa in Kathmandu with our assistance as long as you enter Tibet from Nepal. If so, please DON'T apply for any individual China visa in your home country before coming. After you booked this tour with us, we will send you an official invitation letter to give it to our partner in Nepal, after you arrive in Kathmandu, our Nepali partner will meet you for your original passport. With our invitation letter & your original passport, our Nepali partner can obtain your China Group Visa in 3-4 working days there. 

The weather in Tibet starts getting cold from mid Nov each year, so I suggest you end this tour before 15th Nov.

Phil***

2017-07-31

Hello, My name is Phillip Muller and I would like to plan a trip to the Himalayas. I would like to arrive in Asia (Kathmandu, Bangkok, etc) on August 18th or 19th, and fly back to New York on September 3rd or 4th (flexible) I would like to visit two or maybe three countries (Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet in China), but Tibet is the most important for me. Given timing, I can be flexible and do not have to do all three. Ideal trip would include both cultural sightseeing and trekking. I will be traveling alone and can be flexible on accommodations. I am Swiss Citizen, so please let me know if I can get visas in time. If you could send me different itinerary options with pricing, that would be much appreciated. Thanks, Phillip

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penny

2017-07-31

Dear Phillip, since you'll travel alone, please fly to the mainland cities of China (such as Chengdu, Beijing or Shanghai etc.) first and then transfer to Lhasa. We also can arrange the Nepal and Bhutan tour for you except Tibet. But let's finalize your Tibet tour first, ok? According to your situation, I suggest you that you can consider to join our 7 days Lhasa to Shigatse and Namtso Group Tour on Aug 18th. I think there's no big problem for us to arrange the necessary Tibet permits for you in time, but we must hurry up.

Joel***

2017-07-15

The 10 day flight tour of Nepal and Tibet in early March 2018

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penny

2017-07-18

Dear Joel Becker,

If you plan to enter Lhasa (Tibet) from Kathmandu (Nepal), you need to get the "China Group Visa" there and we'll arrange you the Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) Permit & other necessary permits in Tibet. In this case, you only need to provide us the copy of your passport and we will prepare an official Invitation Letter to give to our partner in Kathmandu. After you arrival in Kathmandu, our Nepali partner will meet you for your original passport. With Invitation Letter & your passport, we can obtain your China Group Visa in 1~3 working days (shorter the time higher the price). More information you can find here: http://www.greattibettour.com/permit/china-group-visa-from-nepal-1213

 

The 10 days Nepal Tibet Flight Tour is wonderful. But could you postpone this tour to April, 2018? Actually, the foreign tourists have not been allowing to travel to Tibet in March since 2008. More details please check the email I've sent to you.

Albi***

2017-06-21

Hi, Im looking for a tibet trip around July 5th. Is this possible? Kind Regards, Albin

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penny

2017-06-28

Dear Albin, to be honest, we'll be very short of time to arrange the Tibet trip for you if you plan to visit Tibet around July 5th. But I think it's no big problem if we make full use of our time. Another problem is the Norwegians are not allowed to visit Tibet now. So may I know your nationality?

 

Anyway, I have 2 options for you and you can find the details in the email.

JORG***

2017-06-21

I am interested to take the 10-day Nepal-Tibet tour in October. Can you give me the dates the tour is available, and the corresponding cost? Including single supplement. I'll be flying from SFO, but flight arrangements will depend on the date that I will choose. Thanks!

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amy

2017-06-21

Dear JORGE DOCTOLERO,you are required to apply for China Group Visa in Kathmandu with our help as long as you enter Tibet from Nepal, the Chinese Embassy in Nepal is off on both weekend and some national holidays, it’s our Chinese National Day from 1st to 7th Oct, so I suggest you start your Nepal & Tibet tour on or after 10th Oct is better. 

I’m glad to hear you are interested in taking our 10 Days-Nepal Tibet Flight Tour, this is a totally private tour, I will send you the tour cost of it by email soon with detailed service included and excluded. 

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