Nepal Tibet Tour: Exploring the Sacred Landscapes and Ancient Traditions

Book Himalayas Author Book Himalayas
Update on: May 19, 2023

The Nepal Tibet tour is a remarkable excursion that combines the two countries’ most dramatic geological structures and one of the most astounding cultures and traditions to experience.

These two countries reside in the lap of the Himalayas and boast unfathomable historical events and architecture that amaze visitors.

The excursion through these two Himalayan nations offers one of the best feelings. It allows one to immerse themselves in the mystical Tibetan culture of Tibet and the astounding natural marvels to admire in Nepal.

The heritages, ancient temples, sky-touching Himalayas, peaceful settlements, spiritual sanctuaries, remarkable nightlife, and the modest inhabitants of both countries make this Nepal Tibet tour one of the fascinating journeys.

Explore Majestic Landscape and Historical Sites of Nepal

Nepal’s topographical layout and historical sites will always impress its visitors. Nepal’s great Himalayas to the north, the lush hilly region, and the astonishing lowland areas are remarkable and marvelous.

The Nepal Tibet tour package also includes excursions to the beautiful cities of Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan.

Kathmandu’s historic city has much to offer, including its exquisite UNESCO-listed world heritage sites Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

The incredible city of Pokhara adds excitement to the excursion by letting visitors stroll around Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, World Peace Pagoda, Sarangot, International Mountain Museum, and even appreciate the beautiful view of the Himalayas gleaming to the north.

Additionally, the untamed adventure of Chitwan also heightens the excitement of this tour.

Discovering Tibet’s Hidden Gems and the Himalayas

Nepal Tibet tour package brings you to the two majestic nations set on top of the world. Tibet is one of the world’s most secluded countries, with uniqueness and historical significance to share with the rest.

A small country in the Himalayas offers the most sights to explore and appreciate, including world-famous monasteries and palaces.

During the Nepal Tibet tour, the spiritual nation of Tibet offers the most astounding and beautiful sights to behold. One of the leading architectural sites to gain insight into is the Dalai Lama’s winter residence, also known as “Potala Palace.”

Additionally, exploring Sera Monastery and Samye Monastery and engaging with monks bring an unbelievable resonance and serenity to mind and soul.

Aside from that, the murals, sculptures, and timber architecture of the celestial Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka Palace, Dripung Monastery, and Gangden Monastery lend a sense of nostalgia to the exploration.

The city of Lhasa also offers tremendous contentment and calm to the journey. In addition, the trek to the Drak Yerpa cave also provides a refreshing setting and an awe-inspiring panorama of Tibet’s Himalayas.

Furthermore, from Lhasa, one can explore Lake Yamdrok, which is at an altitude of 4,800m and takes about two and a half hours to get there from Lhasa. The Yamdrok Lake is also home to several vulnerable kinds of water birds traveling far away to stop by.

Top Attractions and Experiences on a Nepal Tibet Tour

  • Explore the dazzling city of Kathmandu and its historical attractions
  • Indulge in Pokhara’s magnificence and enjoy boating on the stunning Phewa Lake
  • Admire the incredible panorama of the Himalayas and green landscapes from the Sarangkot hillside
  • Engage in different adventurous activities in the woods of Chitwan National Park
  • Enjoy the breathtaking ambiance of the city of Lhasa while touring the jaw-dropping monasteries and sanctuaries
  • Take a visit to Yamdrok Lake, as well as the Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, and Drayerpa Cave

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu, Nepal

On this day, you will arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Our tour representative will pick you up when you collect your luggage at the airport.

A short drive from the airport to the hotel will take approximately 20 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. The hotel will provide a place to rest; a quick stroll around nearby areas in the evening will help you feel more revitalized.

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

The tour excursions around the Kathmandu Valley will take place today. After breakfast, we will proceed to one of Asia’s most famous Hindu temples, “Pashupatinath.”

The ethereal energy of the sanctuary will encompass us as we observe the splendid statues of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

Furthermore, we will halt at Boudhanath, a majestic Buddhist temple crowded with devotees and monks. The soothing prayer banners cover the stupa, highlighting the great two eyes at its top.

After taking in the atmosphere of Boudhanath, we will proceed to Swaymbhunath, also known as the monkey temple. Visitors come here from various religious groups because of the temple’s divine energy.

Swaymbhunath in Kathmandu Nepal
Swaymbhunath in Kathmandu Nepal

Monkeys will be around the temple, and the gleaming gold-plated pinnacle on top of the temple completes the overall appearance.

The large prayer wheel inside the prayer room has an incredible design and represents peace and unity among different faiths.

The Kathmandu Durbar Square will be the location of our next halt, where we can admire the lovely structures that stretch back hundreds of years.

The gorgeous Durbar square features incredible wooden carving windows, stunning wall art, and a tranquil setting.

Once we complete our sightseeing activity, we will return to our hotel and stay the night.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Phewa Lake in Pokhara
Beautiful Pokhara

We’ll board the luxurious bus to Pokhara early in the morning. The bus will have comfortable seats, air conditioning, and stunning broad windows to offer stunning outside vistas.

We will approach the lush hillside after passing through the picturesque hamlet of Muglin, where the winding road will lead us along the river’s edge.

Ultimately, after a five-hour bus ride, we will arrive in Pokhara, a stunning city. The enormous Himalayas to the north will give us an incredible view as we get close to the town.

The nighttime stay will be at one of Pokhara’s magnificent hotels.

Day 4: Pokhara Sightseeing

The gorgeous sunrise in Pokhara will completely stun us. After breakfast, we’ll head to Sarangkot to glimpse the sunrise over the valleys.

The drive across the hills takes around an hour and a half. The lovely view of Pokhara and the Himalayas to the north will be breathtaking from here.

On the way back, we’ll stop at the Bindhabashini Temple and take in the scenery of the beautiful hills. Our next activity will be boating on Phewa Lake, where we will also visit the Tal Barahi Temple in the center of the lake and the Gupteshwor cave at the opposite end of the lake.

Furthermore, there will be a brief trek to the Tibetan Refugee camp, from which we will get an astonishing view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchre, and Hiunchuli.

Pokhara captivates with its stunning backdrop, featuring the majestic Machhapuchre mountain
Pokhara captivates with its stunning backdrop, featuring the majestic Machhapuchre mountain

We’ll stop by the World Peace Pagoda and the International Mountain Museum on our way back. The atmosphere at the lakeside will be different, making the evening something new to appreciate.

The overnight stay will be in one of Pokhara’s hotels.

Day 5: Drive to Chitwan

Following breakfast, there will be an incredible bus drive from Pokhara to the southeast.

We’ll pass through Muglin’s picturesque hillside settlements within a few hours. The bus will transport us from Muglin to the south, directly to Chitwan’s Bharatpur.

The 6-hour drive will ultimately get us to Chitwan. We’ll stroll around Chitwan in the evening before staying at a hotel.

Day 6: Chitwan Jungle Safari
One-horned Rhinoceros at Chitwan National Park
One horned Rhino at Chitwan National Park

Today will be adventurous since we’ll engage in various forest activities in Chitwan. The morning atmosphere will lead us deep into the forest for bird watching, where we will get beautiful glimpses of endangered species of birds.

The next activity will be a jeep safari through the jungle. The dazzling panorama of the woodland and the one-horned rhino grazing in the field will be extraordinary.

If lucky, there is also a good chance we will see a Royal Bengal tiger roaming the jungle. We will also canoe along the Rapti River, giving us a close-up look at the Crocodiles sunbathing.

There will also be a jungle walk and elephant ride, where we can learn about the beautiful Chitwan vegetation and enjoy the presence of rare species of birds, animals, and insects.

Along with that, we will be heading to the spectacular Elephant Breeding Center in Chitwan to observe the care and breeding of Elephants.

Before staying the night, there will be a little city stroll in the evening.

 Royal Bangal Tiger in Chitwan National Park
Royal Bangal Tiger in Chitwan National Park
Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu

The early hours will be pleasant and refreshing in Chitwan. The bus will be waiting for us at the terminal, and we will board it and drive north, leaving the wonderful plain area of Chitwan behind.

Again, the green hills will greet us along the picturesque meandering route.

We’ll be back in Muglin in a few hours, and the bus will take us to the northeast, passing through lovely communities along the route to Kathmandu.

We will stay the night in Kathmandu and prepare for the next day’s adventure.

Day 8: Drive to Kerung border

Kathmandu’s supernatural atmosphere in the morning, along with the delicious breakfast, renews our spirits.

A long way north of the valley, past gorgeous paddy fields and verdant hills, is where the morning jeep ride will take us.

We’ll reach RasuwaGadhi in around two to three hours, when we’ll have a rest. The breathtaking scenery of the mountains, valleys, and Himalayas will be fantastic.

Following the lunch, we will complete the immigration formalities on both the Nepal and China side of the border.

After finishing the procedure, we will traverse the incredible river, beautiful hilly terrain, and bridge to reach the Kerung.

Kerung is a lovely Chinese town where we will spend the night.

Day 9: Drive to Tingri
Tingri, Tibet
Sunrise over the Tingri

With the beautiful morning breeze and a delicious breakfast, the breathtaking scenery of Tibet heralds a new experience.

The drive takes you to the tremendously arid regions of Tibet, from where you can admire the magnificent panorama of Annapurna, Lamjung, Chisapangma, and Gaurishanker.

The feeling you will have while driving on the beautiful Peikhu Lake will be excellent. The blue lake at 4,650 m offers a heavenly perspective.

The drive again traverses you along the historic route of Tibet through arid areas in the shadow of the Himalayas.

Tingri will welcome us after 5 hours of driving; in the evening, we will walk around the neighborhood before spending the night.

Day 10: Drive to Shigatse

Today’s drive will take over 200 kilometers across Tibet’s stunning terrain. The morning drive will take you via the straight road between the green agricultural fields and the spectacular plain landscape.

We will soon pass via the 5,240m Gyatso La Pass. From here, we’ll see the stunning Himalayan panorama to the north, including Mount Everest.

Tibet Gyatso-la pass
Gyatso-la pass, Tibet

The road will be breathtaking since the atmosphere will be peaceful and calming. Colorful prayer flags will adorn the surroundings, encapsulating a few monasteries and workplaces of the Tibetan people.

Shigatse, after Lhasa, is Tibet’s second-largest city. One can experience the lovely atmosphere of Tibetan culture while exploring the majestic Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of Tibet’s monasteries.

We’ll leave the vista of the Kailash and Tshuo La Pass and make our way to Shigatse, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 11: Gyantse
Gyantse Kumbum Stupa
Gyantse Kumbum Stupa

Following breakfast in the beautiful city of Shigatse, we will go to Gyantse. The drive will take around 2 hours and take you through the magnificent vibrant region of wheat and paddy.

There will be lush vegetation everywhere in the center of these two cities. The shimmering prayer flags over the cities contribute to the journey’s tranquillity.

We will briefly walk to Gyantse Kumbum Stupa in the evening and interact with monks to learn more about Tibetan-Buddhist culture. The Gyantse will be our place of lodging for the night.

Day 12: Drive to Lhasa

The drive will take place toward the majestic faces of the Himalayas after an early morning awakening. The elevation will progressively rise, and we will eventually arrive at the Karo La pass at 4,955 meters.

The incredible close-up view of Noijin Kangsang from here will stun us to the maximum. We’ll arrive at Nakartse after following the shadow of the Himalayas.

Yamdrok Lake, Tibet
Yamdrok Lake, Tibet

From here, the road ascends via a magnificent section of Yamdrok Lake to the Kamda La pass at 4,690 meters. The marvelous Yamdrok Lake is a must-see site in Tibet.

Before arriving in Lhasa, the road will continue meandering along the Kyi chu river. Overnight will be in the peaceful surrounding of Lhasa.

Day 13: Lhasa Sightseeing
Lhasa, Tibet
Lhasa, Tibet

The beautiful morning in Lhasa will be captivating. Along with the lowly residents of Lhasa, there will be many monks and pilgrims on the street.

Our first stop will be at the Jokhang Temple, one of Tibet’s holiest temples. The magnificent paintings and crafts, as well as the beautiful surroundings of this temple, will captivate us.

The impressive local handicrafts, people’s masks, and traditional attire would next be displayed for us to admire.

More than that, we’ll also stop at the stunning Sera Monastery to see the monks debating and take in the incredible atmosphere of the Buddhist community.

We will also briefly walk around the neighborhood before arriving at our hotel.

Day 14: Lhasa Sightseeing
Potala Palace during Tibet Tour
Beautiful Potala Palace during Tibet Tour

The second day of touring in Lhasa will be even more spectacular. Our first visit will be to the historical Potala Palace.

The stroll to Potala Palace will be stunning since we can observe the palace’s outstanding architecture and beautiful art and wall painting.

Furthermore, the woodwork carvings and design, as well as the gorgeous prayer chambers of the Potala palace, will be worth seeing.

Following the tour of the Potala Palace, we proceed to the Norbulinka Palace, which serves as the Dala Lama’s summer home.

In addition, we will explore Sangkhun and Derpung monasteries, where we will appreciate the exquisite Tibetan-Buddhist culture ambiance.

Beyond that, you can continue to the Drak Yerpa cave, where it’s believed that Guru Rinpoche and Songsten Gampo used to meditate.

The cave is located about 30 kilometers northeast of Lhasa, at an elevation of 3,955 meters, and offers breathtaking city views.

After completing the sightseeing activity, We will return to our hotel in the evening and stay there overnight.

Day 15: Lhasa to Kathmandu

We will arrive at the airport on the flight time to board our flight to Kathmandu. Several airlines, including Air China and Sichuan Airlines, will offer flights from Lhasa to Kathmandu.

The flight will give us a bird’s-eye view of the vast white Himalayan mountains, including Mount Everest, Mount Makalu, Cho Oyu, and even the lovely Tibetan plain.

We’ll be in Kathmandu about an hour and a half after takeoff. After exiting the terminal, our staff member will drive to your hotel.

You will spend the rest of the evening in Thamel to celebrate the completion of your fantastic adventure of the Nepal Tibet tour.

Day 16: Departure

Today will be your departure day, and our tour representative will transport you to the airport two hours before your flight.

There will be a brief inspection at the terminal. After completing the necessary steps, you will depart Nepal for your next destination.

Book Himalayas Author Book Himalayas
Update on: May 19, 2023