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.
Begin your journey by embarking on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to the Tibetan border town of Kerung/Gyirong, covering a distance of 175 kilometers. Start your day early in the morning to make the most of this exciting adventure. Upon reaching the border, you'll need to go through custom clearance and complete immigration formalities.
Afterward, you'll meet our official representative from Himalayan Mentor and continue your journey towards the Tibetan town of Gyirong. This leg of the trip will take approximately 6-7 hours, during which you'll be immersed in the stunning landscapes of the region. Finally, upon arrival in Kerung/Gyirong, you'll be transferred to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.
Kickstart your day with a hearty breakfast, and then hit the road for a thrilling drive to Tingri or Lhatse, which are situated at altitudes of 4,300 meters and 4,350 meters, respectively. This leg of the journey spans a distance of 225 kilometers to Tingri and 244 kilometers to Lhatse. As you ascend, you'll traverse the highest plateau in the world, treating you to the iconic Tibetan landscapes that make you feel like you're standing on the roof of the world.
One of the day's most memorable moments will be the breathtaking panoramas of the Himalayan ranges, including the majestic Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 meters) and Mt. Shishapangma (8,012 meters). When you reach Tingri, you'll also be treated to the awe-inspiring view of Mt. Everest (8,848 meters).
Rise and shine early to embark on an extraordinary side trip to Everest Base Camp. You'll witness one of the most amazing views of Mt. Everest, making this an unforgettable experience. Following this awe-inspiring detour, you'll continue your scenic drive, crossing over the Gyatchu La Pass (5,220 meters), the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse. After about 4 hours on the road, you'll arrive in Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet, located at an elevation of 3,900 meters.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before embarking on a cultural sightseeing adventure in Shigatse. Your first stop will be the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Monastery, one of the town's major attractions. This serene visit will provide insight into the rich Tibetan culture and spirituality.
Following your visit to Tashilhumpu Monastery, you'll embark on a roughly 3-hour drive to Gyantse. In Gyantse, you'll explore the Kumbum Stupa and Phalkor Monastery, marveling at the architectural intelligence of ancient Tibetan people. The day promises to be an enriching cultural experience.
Prepare for one of the most scenic days of your journey as you drive through the picturesque landscapes of Tibet. The route takes you through the high-altitude Karola Pass (5,010 meters) and the Kambala Pass (4,749 meters). Along the way, you'll be captivated by the beauty of the turquoise Yamdrok Lake and the mighty Tibetan lifeline, the Brahmaputra River (Yarlung Tsangpo). This leg of the journey covers 261 kilometers and culminates in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa City.
Start your day with a delicious breakfast before embarking on a guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa. Your tour will take you to several iconic destinations, including:
Norbulingka: Begin your day at the Norbulingka Palace, the summer retreat of the Dalai Lama. This palace, completed in 1956, boasts intricate Tibetan wood carvings and paintings.
Sera Monastery: Explore the Sera Monastery, a significant center of Tibetan Buddhism founded in 1419. The monastery's charming rose gardens and the famous monk debate sessions make it a captivating visit.
Jokhang Temple: Visit the Jokhang Temple, a site brimming with Tibetan cultural heritage. Stroll through the Barkhor Square, located in the heart of the city.
Following a hearty breakfast, your guided sightseeing tour continues with visits to two more remarkable destinations:
Potala Palace: Explore the iconic Potala Palace, a stunning masterpiece of Tibetan architecture. Marvel at the centuries-old Tibetan art and crafts collections within this magnificent structure, a symbol of Tibet.
Drepung Monastery: Head to the ever-largest Drepung Monastery, home to over 10,000 monks. Witness nuns and monks engaged in chanting and religious discourses, immersing yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of this significant Tibetan monastery.
This captivating expedition across the landscapes of Nepal and Tibet guarantees an exquisite fusion of breathtaking natural wonders, cultural opulence, and profound spiritual discoveries. As you conclude this exceptional adventure, your journey will culminate with a drive to Lhasa's Gonggar Airport, ensuring that the memories etched during this unique experience will remain with you for a lifetime.