Embark on a captivating 9-day journey through the heart of the Himalayas, where ancient cultures and breathtaking landscapes converge to create an unforgettable adventure. Your expedition begins in the fabled city of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, where you’ll be welcomed by a knowledgeable tour guide ready to accompany you on an exploration of rich cultural heritage and awe-inspiring scenery.
Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa
Upon your arrival in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, you will receive a warm welcome from your dedicated tour guide, who will be your companion throughout this remarkable journey. Lhasa is renowned for its profound cultural heritage and awe-inspiring landscapes, making it an ideal starting point for your adventure. After settling into your accommodation, take some time to acclimatize to the high altitude and immerse yourself in the unique ambience of this city.
Day 2: Exploring Lhasa
Today, you will delve deeper into the treasures of Lhasa. Commence your day with a visit to the majestic Potala Palace, an esteemed UNESCO World Heritage site and the former winter residence of the Dalai Lama. Marvel at the grandeur of this architectural masterpiece, adorned with intricate artwork, stunning murals, and sacred chambers. Next, pay a visit to the sacred Jokhang Temple, where you can witness Buddhist monks engaged in profound prayer rituals. Continue your journey through the bustling Barkhor Street, where you can peruse traditional Tibetan handicrafts and immerse yourself in the local culture.
Day 3: Discovering Gyantse
After a hearty breakfast, embark on a picturesque drive to Gyantse, an enchanting town nestled amidst the breathtaking Himalayan mountains. Along the way, savour panoramic vistas of the turquoise Yamdrok Lake revered as one of Tibet’s three holy lakes. Upon reaching Gyantse, explore the iconic Pelkor Chode Monastery, featuring the remarkable Kumbum Stupa. Admire the intricate murals and religious artefacts as you delve into the rich history and spiritual significance of this hallowed place. In the evening, unwind and soak in the serenity of this picturesque town.
Day 4: Journey to Xegar
Today, your adventure continues as you make your way to Xegar, also known as New Tingri. As you traverse the Friendship Highway, be captivated by the awe-inspiring landscapes that envelop you. Gaze upon the towering peaks of the Himalayas and catch glimpses of the world’s highest mountain ranges. Upon arriving in Xegar, take some time to explore the town and immerse yourself in the local culture. The tranquil atmosphere and breathtaking vistas make Xegar an indelible destination.
Day 5: Across the Border to Nepal
Bid farewell to Tibet as you cross the border into Nepal, en route to the enchanting city of Kathmandu. This journey offers a unique opportunity to witness the diverse landscapes and cultural transitions between the two countries. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by the vibrant energy of the city and its bustling streets. Immerse yourself in the rich history and traditions of Nepal as you explore ancient temples, savour delicious local cuisine, and engage with the friendly locals.
Day 6-9: Exploring Kathmandu
Over the next four days, you will have the privilege of fully immersing yourself in the wonders of Kathmandu. Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. These iconic landmarks showcase intricate architecture and hold profound spiritual significance for Nepal. Delight in delectable Nepali cuisine, shop for traditional handicrafts and embrace the vibrant culture of this captivating city. As your journey concludes, you will depart with unforgettable memories of the Forbidden Lhasa, the awe-inspiring Everest Base Camp, and the rich cultural heritage of Tibet and Nepal.
This extraordinary 9-day adventure offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty and spirituality of the Himalayas, leaving you with a profound appreciation for the natural wonders and diverse cultures of this remarkable region.
Tips for tour
As your 9-day odyssey through Tibet and Nepal draws to a close, you leave behind a trail of cherished memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. From the grandeur of Lhasa to the tranquillity of Gyantse, the majestic landscapes of Xegar, and the vibrant energy of Kathmandu, this journey has been a symphony of cultural immersion and natural wonder. The Himalayas have revealed their most treasured secrets, and you depart with a deep appreciation for the spirituality, beauty, and diversity of this extraordinary region. Your adventure may be ending, but the echoes of this experience will resonate within you forever.
- Tibet travel permits
- Local tour transportation
- Airport pick up/drop off at designated time
- English-speaking tour guide
- 6 nights in a 3/4 star hotel (two people in one room)
- 1-night Dorm or Big Tent near Rongpuk Monastery
- Meals – Breakfast × 6 (on Day 2,3,4,5,7,8)
- One welcome or farewell dinner
- All admission fees for tourist sites are listed in the itinerary
- Oxygen bottles were provided during the tour days in Tibet
- Travel Insurances
- Everest Base Camp eco-car
- Main transportation (flights/train) to/from Lhasa
- Lunches and dinners during the trip
- Breakfast at Rongpuk Monastery
- Tips to driver and tour guide
- All other personal expenses
- Single room supplement