Tibet Nepal Nature Scenery Tour

Duration:
13 Days
Destination:
Lhasa-Shigatse-EBC-Gyirong-Kathmandu-Chitwan-Kathmandu
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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Overview

This 13-day Tibet Nepal Nature Scenery Tour takes you to the best natural sceneries of both Tibet and Nepal, showing you the amazing landscape of Himalayas, turquoise lakes, vast grassland dotted with sheep and yaks, magnificent mountains, primeval forest, grand valleys. Ever-changing sights make a wonderful experience for you.

DayRoute
1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa City
3 Lhasa Suburb
4 Lhasa - Namtso - Lhasa
5 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse
6 Shigatse - Tingri - Rongbuk - EBC
7 EBC – Gyirong Border 370km, approx. 8hrs
8 Gyirong - Kathmandu
9 Kathmandu sightseeing
10 Kathmandu - Chitwan
11 Chitwan
12 Chitwan - Kathmandu
13 Departure from Kathmandu

Daily Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

This is the first day in Tibet. Your guide will greet you at Lhasa Gonggar Airport/Railway Station and transfer you to the lovely hotel. It usually takes around 1.5 hours to drive from Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa and takes about 20mins from Lhasa Railway Station. 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 going out, you can wander 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, do not move strenuously. It’s really useful to get acclimatized to the high altitude.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 2 Lhasa City

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture. It was first built by the 33rd King - Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt later by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. Now it's a museum and world heritage site. 

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the Lhasa old town. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since the early days. After that, you will take a walk around the Barkhor Street - one of the most devotional circuit as well as a crowded central market of Lhasa. Barkhor Street is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it‘s also a must-see place for visitors.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

far view of Potala Palace.
Jokhang Temple is the holiest place in Tibetan Buddhism.
Day 3 Lhasa Suburb

In the morning, we will go to visit Norbulingka. Norbulingka park is considered the premier park of all such horticultural parks in similar ethnic settings in Tibet. During the summer and autumn months, the parks in Tibet including the Norbulingka, become hubs of entertainment with dancing, singing, music, and festivities. The park is where the annual Sho Dun or 'Yoghurt Festival' is held.

In the afternoon, you are heading to Drepung Monastery, which means Monastery of Rice Heap in the Tibetan language. The entire monastery is large in scale and the white buildings cluster and covers the hillsides. They look like huge rice heaps in the distance, so it is called Drepung. Drepung monastery is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery, also the highest-ranking monastery in the Gelug Sect.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Known as the shrine of Lhasa, Drak Yerpa has monasteries and famous ancient meditation caves.
Sera Monastery, one of the "great three" Gelug university monasteries of Tibet.
Day 4 Lhasa - Namtso - Lhasa

On the way to Namtso, you will have a far view of Nyenchen Thanglha Snow Mountain. Enjoy the view of the vast grassland and spectacular natural scenery. You'll arrive at Namtso after pass Nagela Pass(5150m).

Namtso attracts many tourists from home and abroad with its unique charm.
It's the third largest saltwater lake in China.
Day 5 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse

From Lhasa to Gyantse is about 264km, en route you will pass by Gambala Mountain Pass (4990m), where's the best place to overlook the Yamdroktso lake. Then head to Shigatse via the fertile Nyangchu Valley, a wide agricultural plain where colorfully decorated yaks and horses are used by Tibetan farmers to cultivate this land.

Stay overnight in Shigatse

Bathing in the sunshine, Yamdrok lake is displaying its dazzling beauty to visitors both home and abroad
The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.
Day 6 Shigatse - Tingri - Rongbuk - EBC

Tibet has a serious rule about speed-limit. Though from Shigatse to Everest region is only abt 350km or so, no-more-than-40km/hr speed limitation, and the many road checks dotted on the way, really slow us down. So be prepared to spend around 8~10hrs on the road including mealtime. The upside is the view along the way is superb. Also please take some snacks with you for the long-time driving.

In the summertime, usually May~Oct, we will stay overnight at Everest Tent Camp; in wintertime, usually Nov~Apr, we will stay at Rongbuk Monastery’s guesthouse. There are dorm beds available in the 2 places. Both places you can see the glorious Everest sunset if the weather is good.

Stay overnight at EBC

Tashilhunpo Monastery covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters
Rongbuk Monastery is the highest monastery in the world.
Day 7 EBC – Gyirong Border 370km, approx. 8hrs

You can get up early and enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak at the lodging area if the weather is good. After sightseeing, we will drive to Gyirong, the border which connects Tibet & Nepal. On the way, tourists can enjoy the breathtaking vista of Mt. Shishapangma and Pekutso Lake. After passing the Ghungtang Lhamo(5236M), we will arrive in Gyirong in the late afternoon.

Stay overnight at Gyirong Town

Our clients at Everest Base Camp, with Mt.Everest in the background.
Far view of Mt.Everest
Day 8 Gyirong - Kathmandu

Drive to Gyirong Port in the early morning. You are required to walk on your own to cross the border bridge which is about 50m long. Your Nepali driver will greet you at the other side of the bridge and transfer you to Kathmandu. Although the distance between Gyirong Port and Kathmandu is only over 160 kilometers, due to the poor mountain road conditions, it takes 6-7 hours from Gyirong Port to Kathmandu.

Stay overnight in Kathmandu

Day 9 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

Pashupatinath Temple
BoudhaNath Stupa
Day 10 Kathmandu - Chitwan

About 148km south-west of Kathmandu, Chitwan National Park is one of Nepal's popular tourist destination and also known as the first national park in Nepal. 

Fun to see animals at close range in the jungle.
Some tourists prefer to walk through the jungle in Chitwan National Park.
  • Elephant safari
  • Jungle walk
  • Tharu Cultural Show
Day 11 Chitwan

Chitwan is one of the premier drawcards in Nepal, and there was little damage to areas visited by tourists in the 2015 earthquake. The World Heritage–listed reserve protects over 932 sq km of forests, marshland and rippling grassland, and is home to sizeable wildlife populations.

You will get closer contact with the nature in Chitwan Natinal Park.
Tourists will have jungle walk along the trails at Chitwan National Park.
  • Jungle Activities
Day 12 Chitwan - Kathmandu

Drive back to Kathmandu today, which abt 5hrs on the road.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Day 13 Departure from Kathmandu

Guide and driver will pick you up at you hotel according to your flight schedule to transfer you to Kathmandu Airport for your flight home.

Typically Asked Questions from Our Clients

Robe***

2020-02-02

I live in HK and would like to come do some walking and sightseeing in August with my 16 year old son. I would like to take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa, have one or two days sight seeing then go to Nepal and have one or two days sight seeing. I would also like to do a three/four day trek. should we do this in Tibet or Nepal? Should we overland or fly between the two countries. Can we then fly direct back to HK? Do you think this is possible Many thanks

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have a Tibet & Nepal tour. I recommend 9 Days Tsurphu to Yangpachen Tibet Trekking Tour. And we can organize another 2 days sightseeing in Kathmandu for you. August is the rainy season in Nepal, I suggest you fly to Kathmandu from Lhasa because the overland road condition from the Gyirong border to Kathmandu is dangerous during that period. After the tour ends, you can fly back to HK from Kathmandu directly.

Prev***

2019-10-07

Hi Good Day. I would like to enquire on the above package , cost for 01 pax. I'm looking into second week of Nov 19 to travel. Please advise Thank you

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have 13 Days Tibet Nepal Nature Scenery Tour which is a private tour. I suggest you join our 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour with the departure date on Nov.11th then fly to Kathmandu to have a private tour. 

ARIS***

2019-09-21

Please I need informations about this trip I want to travel to Tibet on September of 2020 from London for 14 days.Please let me know about the flights.Thank you very much!!!

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beatrice

Dear ARISTOTELIS CHATZIKAPETAN,

Thank you for sending us an inquiry!

Here is the flight info,

From London Heathrow International Airport to China.

Non-stop flights from London Heathrow International Airport to China

London --- Beijing, China Airline, Virgin Atlantic Airways, 9-10 hours, USD285-420 for economy class.

London --- Shanghai, China Airline, Virgin Atlantic Airways, China Eastern Airlines, British Airways, 11-12 hours, USD550-1100 for economy class.

London --- Guangzhou, China Southern Airlines, 11-12 hours, USD1100-1250

London --- Hong Kong, Virgin Atlantic Airways, British Airways, 11-12 hours, USD700-750

There are also many airlines such as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Aeroflot-Russian Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, West Air Co. Ltd. Etc. offer transit flights to Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou via Moscow, Warsaw, Amsterdam. The price is relatively lower than direct lines while it takes 18-30 hours.

From London Gatwick Airport to China.

The only non-stop flight from London Gatwick Airport to China, as well as the best and cheapest plan from the UK to Tibet, is flying to Chongqing.

London Gatwick Airport – Chongqing, Tianjin Airlines, 11-12 hours, USD430-620

Chongqing – Lhasa, Air China, Sichuan Airlines, 2-3 hours, USD300-350

Aeroflot-Russian Airlines, Capital Airlines, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines offers transit flights from London Gatwick Airport to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong via Moscow, Chongqing, Taipei, etc.

Best regards,

Bea

Nanc***

2019-07-26

This tour sounds interesting. How long are we in the bus each day and do we have stops along the way? I wish to travel around April of 2020. Please send me information. Thanks, Nancy

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Catherine

This tour is a private tour, we can arrange it for you in April 2020.
You drive 5-8 hours from Day 4 through Day 8, and other days about 2-3 hours.

Josh***

2019-05-30

Hello, I'm looking for a private tour of Tibet and Nepal. I'm looking for a quote for an 11 day tour in the Spring of 2020. Thanks, Josh

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have 11 days private tour of Tibet and Nepal in the spring of next year. Tibet's spring usually comes later than other places in China. We can arrange the tour for you in April.

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