Stupa of Nepal

Classic Nepal Tibet Tour

TSA09: 7 Days Kathmandu - Nagarkot - Kathmandu - Lhasa
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Kathmandu Durbar SquareSwayambhunath Stupa, KathmanduNagarkotLocal people in BhaktapurSera Monastery, LhasaNorbulingka Park, Lhasa
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Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
This private Nepal Tibet tour begins when you land at the Kathmandu Airport. Our guide and driver will warmly greet you at the airport and transfer you to check in at the hotel. After a short rest, we will take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will enjoy a crowd of exquisite palaces and richly adorned temples. Then we will visit the Swayambhunath Stupa in the mountains with its panoramic view of the charming Kathmandu Valley. You will also see many adorable monkeys outside the stupa.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Hotel Himalaya
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu
Swayambhunath Stupa
Day 2 Kathmandu - Nagarkot (32 km)
After breakfast, we will head to the Boudhanath Stupa to see the biggest Buddhist pagoda in Nepal. Afterwards, we will continue to Patan Durbar Square - a large open-air square housing countless well-constructed ancient buildings and gorgeous temples for you to enjoy. In the afternoon, we will drive to Nagarkot where you can enjoy a breathtaking sunset view over the snowy mountains.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Country Villa Nagarkot or similar
Day 3 Nagarkot - Kathmandu
Enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas, driver to Bhaktapur City, Bhaktapur Durbar Square & Dattatreya Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Nepalese dinner with culture dance show. (B+L+D)
You may want to get up early today to enjoy the stunning sunrise over the Himalayas. After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive about 30 minutes to Bhaktapur City. A number of ancient buildings engraved with exquisite wood-carvings in Bhaktapur Durbar Square will welcome you. Then, you will visit the Hindu Dattatreya Temple built with triple eaves. After lunch, we continue this private Nepal Tibet tours to Pashupatinath Temple, which is Nepal's largest Hindu temple. In the evening, you will enjoy a hearty Nepalese dinner with a brilliant cultural dance show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Himalaya
Nagarkot
Himalayas, Nagarkot
Local people in Bhaktapur
Local people in Bhaktapur City
Day 4 Kathmandu - Lhasa
Fly to Lhasa. Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer. (B)
In the morning, a private transfer will take you to the airport and you will fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu. After landing, our tour guide and driver in Lhasa will pick you up from the airport and drive you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and get used to the high altitude. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Tashipozhang Hotel
Day 5 Lhasa
Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Park. (B+L)
Today's Nepal and Tibet tours begin with a visit to  Drepung Monastery. From a distance, the Drepung Monastery looks like a large pile of white rice against the mountain slope. As the biggest Tibetan Buddhist temple, it houses numerous beautiful treasures and glorious interior decorations for tourists to enjoy. After that, we will go to the Sera Monastery to experience the famous debating session about Buddhist texts. At about 3pm, many monks gather in the courtyard of the north temple to start the furious debate. Sometimes they stand up with exaggerated body language and yell at each other. After leaving the monastery, we will visit the Norbulingka Park - a scenic botanical garden on a plateau. Then, we will drive you back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Tashipozhang Hotel
Sera Monastery, Lhasa
Sutra debate in Sera Monastery
Norbulingka Park, Lhasa
Norbulingka Park
Day 6 Lhasa
Potala Palace, Tibet Museum, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, A Nunnery. (B+L)
This morning a comfortable transfer will take you to Potala Palace, a must-see site in Lhasa. At a height of 3,767.19m (12,359.55ft), the Potala Palace is the highest castle-like temple encircled by three layered walls containing thousands of magnificent palaces. Appreciating the rare jewels and precious stones as well as the fine towers and buildings in the grand Potala Palace will be a highlight of this Kathmandu to Tibet tour. Next, you will admire the valuable cultural relics such as ancient jade wares, frescos and figures of Buddha in the Tibet Museum. After lunch, you will visit the splendid Jokhang Temple, regarded as the pilgrimage site for Buddhists. Then, our guide will walk with you along the bustling Barkhor Street. We will conclude today's Lhasa trip with a visit to a Buddhist Nunnery. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Tashipozhang Hotel
Potala Palace, Lhasa
Potala Palace
Day 7 Departure from Lhasa
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
Today your memorable Kathmandu to Tibet tour draws to a conclusion, and a comfortable transfer will take you to the airport according to your flight schedule. We wish you a smooth and pleasant journey home.

Meals: Breakfast
 Friendly Tips

If you wish to extend your adventure in Tibet, you may consider to add 1 day to explore Yamdrok Yumtso Lake or Namtso Heavenly Lake; If you add 3-4 days, you can further explore the Everest Base Camp.
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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