Tibet

Exploring Tibet

Tibet, a land so rich in culture, tradition and steeped in religion along the far-flung unique landscape aptly called the "roof of the world".

Tibet has always charmed many tourists around the globe and without a doubt Tibet is a world apart with its mystery and magic of the nature. Our trip begins with a magical flight through the Himalayas and land in unique landscape and city of ancient architecture. This tour reveals some of the best that Tibet has to offer. It truly is an inspiring experience visiting the spiritual monasteries, Turquoise lake and exploring the Tibetan culture.

  • Age Requirement

    18 Above
  • Activity

    Tours
  • Duration

    13 days
  • Starting Location

    Kathmandu
  • Final Destination

    Kathmandu
  • Difficulty

    Medium
  • Max. Altitude

    3950 m
  • Accommodation

    Hotel/Resort

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to the Capital of Nepal “KATHMANDU”. Upon Arrival our representative will welcome you and drive you to Hotel. Refresh and Relax


Day 2: Explore Kathmandu

"Kathmandu" which has exclusive blend of art, culture, history and religion. It bears varieties from pre-history to modern art, culture and custom. Today we explore some of it most popular UNESCO heritage sites.  Afternoon walk around the main tourist hub of Kathmandu and prepare for your trek.


Day 3: Ancient cities and hill station

Explore some of the old town out of kathmandu city and then we head toward Nagarkot a beautiful hill station with lush hill and great mountain views.

The cities in the Kathmandu Valley are made up of 3 ancient cities and Patan is located across the Bagmati River to the south of Kathmandu city. Patan is also known as Lalitpur, the city of fine arts. According to legend the founding of Patan dates back to Pre-Christian times. As opposed to the Malla cities of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur that were mainly influenced by the Hindu religion, Patan was for many years a major Buddhist city. It is believed that it was founded in the third century B.C. by the famous Buddhist emperor, Ashoka, who visited the town while on a pilgrimage from Northern India and built four stupas that enclosed the center of the old town.


Khokana is tiny traditional village lies about 8 km from south of Kathmandu which has hold its own tradition and culture. The village is popular for its oil pressing center where mustard seeds are pressed using traditional methods. Traditional weaving done by elderly ladies, men crushing seeds on the street and courtyards are the daily activities that could be seen in this farming communities.

Bungamati is also known as a winter home of the Red Machhendra god of Patan who inhabit every winter in a big temple in Bungmati. Its large courtyard is often used for spreading grain to dry in the sun at harvest time. The long array of local houses attached to each other with similar style can be seen together with hanging red chilies in threads.

Overnight is at Nagarkot, a most popular hill station with great view over the majestic Himalayas and equally popular for fantastic sunrise and rural atmosphere.


Day 4: Bhaktapur City and back to Kathmandu

Bhaktapur which is one of the three ancient cities within the Kathmandu valley. It is the home of true medieval art and architecture and without a doubt the most historically authentic.


Day 5: Kathmandu – Tsedang(3400 M / 100 Km)

Upon arrival at (Lhasa) drive to Tsedang, rest of the day free for acclimatization.

Height: 3400m

Day 6: In Tsedang

After breakfast visit Yumbulakhang which used to be the summer palace of King Songtsen Gampo and supposed to be the earliest building constructed in Tibet on top of a hill & then visit Thandruk Monasteries.


Day 7: Tsedang – Gyantse

After breakfast full day drive to Gyantse via beautiful Yamadrok lake (Turquoise lake) crossing kampa la pass of 4794 meter to Gyantse.

Height: 3950m

Day 8: Gyantse – Xigatse

Morning we visit Kumbum stupa, the largest "Chorten" existing in Tibet, with its 73 rooms decorated with frescoes by magnificent 27,000 Figure Buddhist iconography, expression of Newari. The stupa is connected to Palkor Chode Monastery and drive to Xigatse & visit Tashilumphu Monastery, full of priceless treasures, which was founded by the first Dalai Lama in 1447 and the historic seat of the Panchen Lama.

Heights: 3900m

Day 9: Xigatse – Lhasa

After breakfast full day scenic drive to Lhasa.

Height: 3650m

Day 10: In Lhasa

After breakfast visit the beautiful Potala Palace which was residence of Dalai lama & Jokhang Temple which is the spiritual center of Tibet, & Barkhor Bazar, a typical Tibetan market.


Day 11: In Lhasa

Morning drive uphill to Drepung Monastery the biggest monastery in Tibet which is followed by Sera Monastery the second largest monastery in Tibet.


Day 12: Lhasa – Kathmandu

You will be picked up from your respective hotel in time to connect your flight for onward journey. Upon arrival in Kathmandu transfer to hotel and relax.


Day 13: Drive to Airport

Drive to the airport and farewell


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