Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, meet our representative and transfer to hotel, after getting to hotel, briefing about trip and evening freetime for relax.
Full day guided sightseeing around Kathmandu city- Historical Kathmandu Durbar Square area, Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Swyambhunath Stupa which will take you to visit Nepal’s most popular attractions.
Full day guided sightseeing around ancient Patan & Bhaktapur Durbar Squares - Historical Durbar Square area including many other famous monuments of around- Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, Kumbheswor Temple and Bhaktapur city’s old place popular Nyatapola Pagoda, temples, unique peacock window and medieval town.
At hotel in Kathmandu after breakfast meet your guide and drive to Pokhara (240km, 6 hours). In Pokhara you will enjoy a boat trip to Phewa Lake and visit Tal Barahi Temple. Evening drive to World Peace Pagoda which offer beautiful Pokhara city, mountain and lake view.
Early morning drive to Sarangkot (1610m) to view the sunrise view. Sarangkot is the major tourist attraction in Pokhara as its offer magnificent Himalayan view. After sunrise view back to Pokhara for breakfast. Then you will visit Davi’s fall & Gupteshwor cave. Then you will drive to Chitwan National park to experience wildlife safari in Nepal. Up on arrival in Chitwan have a welcome drink for refreshment, briefing about afternoon program; have a lunch and join for the safari activities – elephant back safari/ Jeep safari and evening Tharu cultural dance show and dinner.
Early morning jungle activities like; jungle walk, bird watching, Elephant breeding center visit and dugout canoe ride. Then drive to Kathmandu. Evening free time in Kathmandu.
Up on arrival at Gonggar Airport meet our Tibet tour official representative, complete the custom and immigration formalities and drive to Lhasa city (3656m). It takes around 45 minutes to reach the main city center. Checking in your hotel, be refresh, rest for acclimatization to get fit with Lhasa’s high altitude.
After breakfast brief on the day’s program by your guide and proceed tour to Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Square. Drive to Norbulingka palace which is summer retreat of the Dalai Lama. The palace building construction completed in 1956 and it is elaborately decorated with Tibetan wood carvings and paintings. The famous Sera Monastery allows you to get an insight into the important aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. It was created in 1419 and you can see the rose are planted everywhere in the monastery, the monastery also called “the court of wild rose”. You will observe famous debate session of the monks in Sera Monastery. Then head to the Jokhang Temple and explore rich Tibetan cultural heritage of this site as well visit city center of Barkhor market.
After breakfast meet your guide transfer to visit Potala Palace. This is the main attraction of Tibet forever and it is an impressive structure of Tibetan architecture. The Potala Palace has various types of Tibetan arts and crafts collection which are some many centuries of old. After visiting this outstanding Dalai Lama’s palace transfer to visit popular Drepung Monastery. Drepung Monastery, the ever largest monastery with more than 10 thousand monks, where you can observe nuns and monks are chanting and performing religious discourses together.
Pick up from the hotel and join for overland day, the journey continue through the main highway via Khamba La Pass (4795m). Enjoy splendid views of Yamdrok-Tso Lake and Nazing Kang Sa (7252m) peak. After this pass the road turns the westwards and come across another Karo La Pass (5045m), and after driving long day finally you will arrive at Gyantse town. Up on arrival transfer to hotel be refresh, rest and enjoy exploring wonderful landscaped Tibetan villages and cultural activities.
After breakfast join for overland day, you will be at Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum on the way and explore 14th century old historical fort at Gyantse and golden stupa of Kumbum. These two places have also huge collection of traditional arts and crafts of Tibetan culture. After visiting again continues the journey and finally you will be in Shigatse city, it is second largest one in Tibet. Visit the oldest Tashilhunpo Monastery of Tibet and other Tibetan monuments there.
After breakfast drive to the Mount Everest in Tibet. Departing from Shigatse and traveling via Lhatse and Tingri, you will see some of the most beautiful and unique scenery in the world – incredibly blue skies, floating high clouds, endless grasslands and the highest mountain peaks in the world. We’ll also stop by the Rongbuk Monastery. – the world’s highest altitude monastery and enjoy your overnight stay at chilling Everest Base Camp.
Early in the morning enjoy the sunrise view over the mighty Mt. Everest. Then enjoy your breakfast and drive to Nepal Tibet border town Kerung (Some people called “Gyirong” too). This will be a long drive about 360km but worthy drive as you will get a chance to see the clear face of Mount Shishapangma Peak and beautiful Pekutso Lake.
Today after few minutes’ drive away from Kerung you will be at border of Nepal and Tibet. Here you have to work out for custom clearance and immigration formalities as well then meet with Himalayan Mentor’s official representative and drive Kathmandu. It will be about 6-7 hrs drive to reach in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Evening Himalayan Mentor offer farewell dinner in a Nepali restaurant.
We will drop you to the airport on your requested time for the deparutre.