This tour combines a Tibet tour (12 days) with a short stay in Nepal (8 days).
In Nepal, while your visa is being processed, you’ll explore the old heritage sites of Kathmandu valley, that provides rich insights about Nepal and its history, tradition and way of life. You will then venture to the finest national parks in the country to explore its wonderful nature and the natural diversity. Travelling by foot, canoe and keep you discover how Nepal is home to 9% of the world’s birdlife as well as the Royal Bengal Tiger, Common Leopard, One-horned Asiatic Rhinoceros, Gaur and Sloth Bear. You’ll fine numerous types of Deer as well as other species of reptiles, mammals and insects.
The Tibet section of the tour offers the opportunity to soak in a unqiue culture and your return flights over the Himalayas between Kathmandu and Lhasa is spectacular. Once in Tibet, you’ll also embark on your trek to the (north) base camp of Everest at Rongbuk (4,900m).
- Rich Tibetan culture and tradition steeped in religion (Lhasa – Tibet)
- Far flung unique landscape – the Roof of the World (Ronbuk – Tibet)
- The cultural city of Kathmandu (Nepal)
- The exotic wildlife of Chitwan National Park (Nepal)
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
IncludedAirport pick up and drop offApplicable permits and park feesExperienced guideLand TransportationMealsSupport staff
Not Included8 nights accommodationAirplane transportDaily 90-minute yoga classEmergency evacuation and reroutingManta and whale shark snorkelingPersonal expensesSnorkeling with turtlesSoft and hard drinksSunset dolphin cruiseTippingTravel insurance
Lhasa in Tibet is a unique city that with a rich culture, packed full of legends, myths rituals and exciting festivals. Potala Palace in Lhasa, which served as the Winter Palace for the Dalai Lama dominates, residing in the centre of the city. However, this is just one of the exciting places you'll visit as you'll also take in
Jokhang Temple, which is the 8th-century template of Avaloketeshwar. We'll visit the vibrant Drepung and Sera monasteries, which are the biggest monasteries in Tibet and still home to hundreds of monks and lamas.
The central cultural centre of Gyantse and Xigatse
Tsedang, home to ancient monuments like Yumbulakhang, a 2nd century BC castle.
Chongye, which contains the tombs of long gone Tibetan kings
Samye Monastery considered the first Buddhist Monastery in Tibet and dating back to the 7th century.
Barkhor Bazaar, a downtown area of Lhasa that retains its originality and flavour
Kathmandu valley is extremely rich in art, architecture and cultural. The city is home to a number of vibrant world heritage sites that enrich the daily way of life in Nepal. Tour highlights include the holiest shrine in Nepal, Pashupatinath as well as the impressive white Buddhist Stupa in Boudhnath.
Our safari will take place in Chitwan national park. The park is natural world heritage site that is well known for its rich bio-diversity and it is located just 5-6 hours drive to the southwest of Kathmandu in the lowlands of Nepal. Your tour will take in the wildlife and birds that we have in Nepal.
The cultural part of this trip is very easy going and open to people of all fitness levels. However, the trekking element, going to Ronbuk, which is at 4,900 metres is suitable for people with moderate to good fitness levels.
March to May is one of the best times to travel with lots of flowers in bloom, especially rhododendrons in the mountains. While the sky may not be crystal clear as during the autumn months, it is the second busiest season for trekking and travelling.
June to August is wet but the mountains and hills are covered with lush, full green forests and vegetation. The daily cloud coverage means that mountain views are not guaranteed but as very few people travel during this time it can present the perfect opportunity for people to explore the trails and nature in quiet.
September to November are the busiest months due to predictable weather and mostly clear skies. The mountain views are spectacular but the most popular trails can become quite busy.
The winter months of December to February are good to travel due to the clear skies and the reduced number of travellers. However, you should be prepared for cold temperatures.