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Népal and Tibet

 

This travel combines the visits of both Nepal and Tibet, the visit of Kathmandu valley with its Newari culture and architectures. Then you will enjoy Pokhara, a city with several lakes situated at the foot of the Annapurnas. Four days trip to Tibet will give you a glimpse of the Tibetan culture, visit of Potala Palace and monasteries.

Description

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
You will be received and transferred to your Hotel. After a refreshment visit of Swayambhunath Stupa, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site. Return to the hotel in evening.

Day 2 : Kathmandu sightseeing
Visit of Pashupatinath, the holiest Hindou temple of lord Shiva. Visit of Bodhnath Stupa and Patan, the capital of art and handicraft.

Day 3 : Fly to Lhasa
Fly to Lhasa airport and transfer (95 km) to the hotel. It takes 2 hours to go to Lhasa through the Yerlung Tsangpo and the Lhasa Kyichu River.

Day 4 : Visit of Lhasa and around
In the morning, we visit Potala palace, the seat of both religion and politics in Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by a Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo and later renovated by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. During the afternoon, we go to Sera monastery, located 5 kilometers north of Lhasa city. It was built in 1419 by Jamchen Choeji, a disciple of Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa sect. Sera is one of the three major monasteries of the yellow sect in Tibet.

Day 5 : Lhasa and Jokhang temple
In the morning, we visit Drepung monastery, which is the largest Monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Lhasa, which was built in 1416 by Jamyang chojie a disciple of Tsongkhapa. In the afternoon, we go to Jokhang Temple and Barkhor market, which is the holiest shrine in Tibet and houses of golden statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought to Tibet by the Chinese princess Wenchen.

Day 6 : Fly Lhasa - Kathmandu
Departure from Lhasa to Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel. Afternoon free.

Day 7 : Fly Kathmandu - Pokhara
Transfer to the domestic airport to take a flight to Pokhara. Refreshment walk around Phewa Lake and boating.

Day 8 : Pokhara
We wake up early in the morning to watch the sunrise view from Sarangkot. Return to the Hotel for the breakfast. At 10 am you will start the visit of Devi’s fall, Gupteshwar Cave, International Mountain museum, Seti Gorge and Bindhya Basini Temple.

Day 9 : Fly from Pokhara to Katmandu and transfer to Nagarkot
You will take a flight in the morning to Kathmandu, sightseeing to Bhaktapur and transfer to Nagarkot. A beautifull hill station with magic views on the Himalayan mountain range.

Day 10 : Transfer to Kathmandu
Transfer to Kathmandu, this is the moment to explore old Kathmandu and the spices market: Ason Tol, Indra Chowk. Visit of Thamel.

Day 11 : International Departure
Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before your flight.

Tibet Part

Price includes

→ Visa fees for Tibet

→ Hotel room for two with breakfast

→ Private vehicle a jeep or van

→ Tibet permit fee

→ Entry fees for site visits

→ An English-speaking Tibetan guide

→ All government and local taxes

Price does not includes

→ Your all kinds of insurance

→ Lunch and dinner

→ Personal expenses, drinks

→ Optional trips

→ Tips



Nepal Part

Price includes

→ Hotel room in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast (A room for two, we use hotels from category 2 to 3 stars)

→ Guided tour in Kathmandu (Cultural guide, private vehicle)

→ Team insurance & local taxes

→ All the transport and internal flights during the program


Price does not includes

→ Travel Insurance

→ Possible visa to get to Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu

→ Lunch and dinner in the cities

→ Personal expenses, drinks

→ Optional trips

→ Tips



The services offered, in particular transport, may be subject to local or climatic hazards. If necessary, alternative solutions will be proposed.

Mid-March to early May, or October (To be agreed from at least 4 people)