Tibet Nepal Combined Himalayan tour (14 Days) offers an opportunity to explore two unique Himalayan destinations; Exploring these two tiny but culturally rich places give you abundant knowledge of Buddhism and Hinduism. You start your trip directly from Mainland China (Beijing/Chengdu/Xian) to Lhasa, and the trip stretches up to Kathmandu via Everest Base Camp north face. Take a train or flight to Lhasa from Mainland China, explore Tibet, including Everest Base Camp, and visit Nepal, including Chitwan National Park, within two weeks.
During your visit to Tibet, you will explore the “city of sunshine ‘Lhasa'” where the magnificent Dalai Lama’s Potala Palace (Durbar) is situated. Moreover, you will visit other famous monasteries such as Sera, Drepung, Norbulingka, Jokhang temple, etc. On this journey to Tibet, you will travel up to Everest’s Base camp (5150m) on North Ridge (Face), passing through Gyantse, Shigatse, Shakya, Tingri, and Rongbuk monastery. This 8-Day journey to Mount Everest Base Camp via Lhasa is one of the famous itineraries to explore central Tibet and Mount Everest itself.
After arriving at a beautiful Himalayan nation, Nepal, you will be greeted by one of our company’s representatives at the Tibet-Nepal border and escorted to Kathmandu through Rasuwagadi HWY. During your week-long trip to Nepal, you will experience the historical sites and wildlife activities at Chitwan national park. As you have seen magnificent mountain views, we emphasize taking you to the Historical, Religious, Cultural monuments such as Bhaktapur, Patan, Kathmandu Durbar squares, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and etc. Moreover, you will spend three days and two nights at Chitwan National Park, where you will go on Jeep Safari, Jungle walk, cultural dance shows, etc.
Moreover, suppose you want to explore Everest Base Camp from both Tibet and Nepal sides (Everest North and South Faces). In that case, we will customize an itinerary including Everest Base Camp Trek (12 Days) in Nepal along with Lhasa EBC Tour in Tibet, or you can also add a four-day short Bhutan tour on this exact one package. Let us know for any customization; you will require about three weeks to complete these trips.
In general, you will have a full taste of the Himalayas, Himalayan lifestyles, the History of Buddhism and Hinduism, wildlife activities, and greetings from ever-welcoming mountain people during your guided Tibet Nepal Combined Himalayan Tour (14 Days). HimalayanWindows can be your perfect guide to show you around.
Arrival in Lhasa either from Beijing or Chengdu or any other destination of Mainland China or Kathmandu. Transfer and check-in to your hotel. Full rest for acclimatization- Hotel.
Two full-day sightseeing tours to LHASA including JOKHANG TEMPLE, BARKHOR BAZAAR, POTALA PALACE, and SERA & DREPUNG MONASTERIES. Overnight at the hotel.
Drive to Shigatse via Gyantse and Yamdroktso. Enroute visit Yamdroktso and Phalkhor and Khumbub stupa in Gyantse. Drive to Shigatse. O/N at hotel.
Early in the morning, we will leave for Ronghuk via Lhatse and Shegar. On the way, we will encounter a few high passes, Gyatso La, Gawu La, and Nyalam Passes. On the top of Gawu La, we will be able to witness the spectacular view of the Himalayan Ranges. We will follow the bumpy road to Rongbuk, it about 100 Km. O/N at guest house.
You will hike to Everest base camp either on foot or hiring horse cart, Explore around EBC and back to Rongbuk (4+4 KM) and drive back to Shegar or Tingri. Overnight at guesthouse
Drive to Kerung from Tingri. Overnight at guest house in Kerung (Nepal Tibet border town)
Early in the morning, drive to the immigration, clear border formalities and drive to Kathmandu. The drive from Kerung border to Kathmandu takes about six to seven hours. The road is under construction and some part of the road is bumpy. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
This day, you will be taken for a full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley; you will visit Pashupati Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhutan Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel
This day, early in the morning, we will drive to Chitwan by Tourism public bus/Private transportation. You will drive through the Trishuli river and scenic landscapes (You can also attend River Rafting at Trishuli River if you like). After you reach Chitwan, you will be greeted by our representative, taken to the hotel; in the evening you will go to visit the Elephant Breeding Centre and enjoy the Tharu Cultural show with dinner. Dinner will be provided.
The program for this day:
6:15 AM: Wake up call; 7:15 AM: Breakfast; 8:00 AM: Cannoning and Jungle Walk; 12:00 PM: Lunch; 1:30 PM: Elephant Safari (2 hrs); 7:00 PM: Dinner
This day; we will take you for Bird watching before breakfast; after breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. O/N at hotel
This day; you will explore Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square with Changunarayan temple. If you wish to visit any other landmarks around the valley, you will take you there. In the evening, you will be offer for cultural dinner at one of the authentic Nepalese local restaurant and bid you farewell.
This day, one of our representatives from the company will take you to the airport for your final departure home.
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Payment: A deposit of 30% of the total tour cost is required to book the tour with Himalayan Windows (HW). The remaining balance is to be paid three days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made via Wire Transfer or Credit Card. All credit card payments are securely processed and a bank fee applies.
Cancellation: For cancellations more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, there will be no cancellation fee. If the cancellation happens within 29-4 days prior to the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount will be applied. Cancellations occurring within 3 days or less of the start date or in the case of a no-show, 100% of the total invoice amount will be charged. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.
Accommodation: Accommodation is typically provided in twin rooms in cities, though a single supplement can be requested for an additional fee. During peak season, it can be difficult to find single or twin rooms in the mountains, so our lodges usually offer dormitory-style accommodation. Our priority is always to provide clean and safe rooms for our guests.
Meals: Our packages in Bhutan include full board meals, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. For treks, all meals are provided, but you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.
Nepal Visa: If you are planning a trip to Nepal, you must have a valid passport and Nepal Visa. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa before your arrival. To be eligible, your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from your Tour Start Date. If you are planning on traveling to multiple countries on your trip, make sure to get a multi-entries Nepal Visa.
Bhutan Visa Clearance: All visitors to Bhutan must have a valid Bhutan Visa Clearance before their trip. To obtain it, you must submit a color-scanned copy of your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the start date of your tour. Your tour operator will send you a Visa Clearance prior to your departure, which you must present at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during check-in. Once you arrive at Paro Airport, your passport will be stamped with the original visa.
Tibet Group Visa (TGV): All travelers from any nation intending to go to Tibet from Nepal must obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu with the help of a tour operator. To ensure the successful application of the TGV, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before your travel date. If you are coming from China, you will not require a TGV; instead, you will need a Chinese Visa and Permit. To find out more about the process of entering Tibet, please look into the Tibet entry procedure.
Nepal & Bhutan: Visiting Nepal and Bhutan at the same time is ideal as they share a similar climate. From high mountains to low land sub-tropical plains and jungles, the two countries have similar weather. The best time to visit is from March to April (spring) and October to December (autumn and early winter). During these months, the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder months, while June, July, and August (summer) are typically monsoon seasons.
Tibet: It is best to visit Tibet between April and October when the weather is warm and the skies are clear. However, from November to March, it is still possible to explore certain areas like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash, as long as the roads are not blocked by snow. Temperatures during this time may be quite cold.
HimalayanWindows strongly recommends that anyone planning to travel in the Himalayas purchase Travel Insurance. This policy will provide coverage in the case of medical emergencies, evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, and last-minute tour/ticket cancellations. Having this protection in place will help ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable.
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