FROM NEPAL TO TIBET
FROM NEPAL TO TIBET
Between temples and trekking, you will not be disappointed!
FROM NEPAL TO TIBET
Discover two mysterious countries at the same time from South Asia – two places considered as the as the cradle of Buddhism. Visit of the most known monuments with its historical, cultural and traditional values. Participation of the treks towards the world’s roof and admire the beautiful mountainous landscapes
STEPS IN YOUR JOURNEY
Katmandu – Patan - Pashupatinath – Buddhanath - Swayambunath - Tibet – Lhassa - Gyantse – Shigatse - Xegar – Rongbuk
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DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
DEVELOP EVERY DAYS
  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu
    Arrival at the airport, transfer to the hotel in minibus. Check-in in the rooms. General overview discovery of Nepal. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 2
    Kathmandu – Patan – Kathamandu
    Breakfast, transfer in minibus and visit of Bongamati and Khokana, lunch, visit of Dubar Square of Patan, back to Katmandu, dinner and overnight at the hotel. Bungamanti is a Newar village which overhangs the Bagmati River. It is located at nearly 10 km away from Kathmandu and possesses as characteristics to not have any traffic jam.

    The attraction of the village, apart from its calm and after a maze of typical Newar houses, is its temple of Machendranath, dedicated to the protective god of the valley of Kathmandu and the rain. We meet there a flourishing handicraft of very beautiful sculptures on wood.

    At 5 minutes by foot, the village of Khokana, reputed for its mustard oil and its large street where you can see the wool, seems to have come straight out of the middle Ages. Here everything takes place in the street and the same gestures rhythmed the life of the villagers for centuries.

    Patan is an ancient royal city, formerly capital and city of art. It is also known as Lalitpur ("the city of beauty"). There is a set of Hindu temples, each built during the reign of a different king. The Patan museum, renowned for its collection of statues of Hindu and Buddhist deities, is certainly one of the richest in Nepal.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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  • Day 3
    Pashupatinath – Buddhanath – Kathmandu
    Breakfast, transfer in minibus and visit of Pashupatinah, lunch, visit of Buddhanath, back to Kathmandu, dinner, overnight at the hotel. Pashupatinath is a high place of the cremation of the deceased in Kathmandu, located on the banks of the river Bagmati. If this place is essentially characterized by its center of cremation, it also gathers many hindu temples of every sizes, shapes and colors. We also find the famous Saddhus, These men covered with ashes, living outside the world. They cut every link with their family, don’t own anything, and have no roof and feed themselves of donations of the devotees.

    Buddhanath is the sanctuary of Buddhism in Nepal. The city is dominated by its immense white Stupa surrounded by monasteries. This site is populated by many Tibetans who fled to Nepal after the Chinese invasion.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 4
    Kathmandu – Swayambunath – Kathmandu
    Breakfast, and visit of Swayambunath, return to Katmandou, lunch, free afternoon to prepare the departure towards Tibet. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

    Swayambunath is also called monkeys temple. It is among the most ancient religious site of Nepal. The city shelters the most ancient Stuppa of the valley and is also considered as one of the first Buddhist sanctuaries in the world. Even though this site may be considered as Buddhist, the place is venerated both by Buddhists and Hindus.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Beginning of the Tibetan part
    Tibet
    Beginning of the Tibetan part of the stay. For reasons inherent in the status of Tibet, China does not allow a private organization of stays in the province of Tibet. We will be accompanied by a Tibetan guide and the possibilities of modifications of the path are very limited. But that does not avoid us from having a lot of free time without a guide. We will enjoy to walk and discover together according to our desires.

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  • Day 5
    Katmandu – Tibet – Lhassa
    Breakfast, transfer in minibus towards Kathmandu’s airport and flight at 10.45am to Lhassa in Tibet. Formalities of arrival in Tibet, transfer and installation in the hotel. The afternoon will be consecrated to the gentle acclimatization with the altitude. With the ones who wish it, we will go for a stroll in the ancient part of Lhassa.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 6
    Lhassa’s visit
    Visit of the Potala, built on the Red Hill, back in 1645. It has been the residency of many Dalai Lamas. With the exception of the tomb of the thirteenth Dalai Lama, it had no transformation since its construction. From the roof, we have a magnificent view of Lhasa and the basin of the Kyichu valley. Visit of Jokhang, the most reputed temple in Lhasa, where many pilgrims have come from the most remote villages. Acclimatization with the altitude.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 7
    Lhassa’s visit
    Visit of the great monastic universities of Sera and Drepung. Drepung Monastery "Mound of Rice", founded in 1416, was originally just had to include only a few buildings. Very important religious center, it sheltered more than 7000 monks as well as the second, third, fourth and fifth Dalai Lamas until the completion of the potala. Since 1982, more than 400 young monks have tried to recreate the cycle of study. Monastery of Serra, small monastic community which has gathered up to 5000 monks but also nuns, workers and functionaries. One of the most sacred objects of Serra is the "Vajra" or "Dorje" in Tibetan, the prototype of all the other Vajra in Tibet, discovered in the Padmasambhava cave in Yerpa and showed to the public only once a year. Last round of Barkhor. Acclimatization at altitude.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 8
    Lhassa – Gyantse (alt. 3950m)
    Departure early in the morning. Crossing through Kamba La (4850m) and descent towards the turquoise waters of Lake Yamdrok. Return to the Karo La (5050m) located at the foot of the Netsekangsang (7191m). Arrival at Gyantsé (3950m).

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 9
    Gyantse – Shigatse (alt. 3900m) – Gyantse
    Visit of the old town and the chörten Kumbum and go to Shigatse in the early afternoon. Visit of the main monuments, the monastery of Tashilhunpo, seat of the panchen Lama (panchen = great scholar), located in the west of Xigaste at the foot of the Drölma mountain. Gendrun SAMDRUP, known as the ancestor of the Dalai Lama lineage, is buried there. He is the only one with the 6th Dalai Lama who is not buried in Lhasa. From an architectural point of view, this site is a real marvel, composed of imposing red monuments, crowned by sparkling gold roofs, all surrounded by a high wall. Stroll in the old market and on the way to kora (2 hours) overlooking the monastery and the valley.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 10
    Shigatse – Xegar (alt. 4050m)
    Road towards Xegar (6 hours). Stop at Sakya (normally), typical village with grey and blue houses and a huge monastery reminding the Mongolian fortresses. Impressive library and beautiful assembly hall, one of the largest in Tibet. Then you will reach Xegar (4050m), a pretty village built at the foot of a fortress.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 11
    Xegar – Rongbuk – Everest best camp (alt. 5050m)
    Road to the Everest’s base camp (5090m of altitude) at the foot of the Rongbuk’s glacier. From there, you will have an amazing panoramic view on the Everest’s mounts. Visit of the monastery of Rogbuk, the highest monastery of the world.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 12
    Rongbuk – Zhangmu (alt. 3750m)
    Excursion at the Everest’s base camp and then long day of road to reach Zhangmu (2300 meters) or Nyalam, passing through Tingri, with a passage of a collar of more than 5000m of height where you will stop to take advantage of a magnificent panorama. Very beautiful road throughout which, we can admire high summits: Langtang - 7.245m, Xixapangma - 8.013m, Dorje Lakpa - 6.980m, Everest - 8.848m, Lhotse - 8.516m, and Makalu - 8.464m.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 13
    Zhangmu – Lhassa
    Back from Tibet, installation at the hotel. Entertainment dinner at 7.00pm. Overnight at the hotel. According to the return hour from Tibet, you will either visit some place or have a free time until 6.30pm.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 14
    Kathmandu’s surroundings visit
    Breakfast, transfer in minibus and visit of Bakthapur, free time in the city, visit of Changu Narayan, back to Kathmandu, dinner and overnight at the hotel. Bakthapur is the 3rd city of Nepal through its importance. It is an ancient royal capital which would have dominated politically and culturally all Nepal until the 16th century.

    Since then, Bakthapur has always been constituted a full-blown city, living in an economic self-sufficiency and very attached to its independency. Beautiful small town of villagers and craftsmen, Bakhtapur is differencing itself by its calm and property.

    Its three aired Durbar Square, in which one possesses the highest Hindu temple in Nepal, and its pedestrian center, full of craftsmen potters and woodcarvers, make it a place of strolling and wonder. Changu Narayan is a charming little village situated on top of a hill. It is one of the oldest sites of the valley, still sheltering traces of constructions of the 4th century. Its Hindu temple, registred at the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, is surrounded by buildings intended for the accommodation of pilgrims.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 15
    Kathmandu’s surroundings visit
    Breakfast, morning stroll in the ancient part of Kathmandu and visit of Durbar Square. Lunch, free afternoon to go shopping. Dinner in Kathmandu. Durbar Square is the heart of the old city and from where leaves the ancient main street of the city. This grandiose site, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is none other than the palace (Dubar) where the kings were crowned and from which they ruled. Katmandu Dubar Square is dotted with many sanctuaries, palaces, pagodas, statues and temples dedicated to the innumerable Hindu deities.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 16
    Return
    End of the trip

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TRAVEL PRICE (Prix par personne en EUR)
ESTIMATED PRICE
(Depending on season, types of accommodation and activities)
  • The estimated budget for this trip is from 2408 € / person.
  • Talking about fixed prices when discussing about a tailored trip makes little sense. Indeed, it varies depending on many factors (quality of services, period, turnaround time and many more).
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Name of the city / List of hotels Name of the hotel Room category
Kathmandu Marshyangdi Hotel***
www.hotelmarshyangdi.com
Newa Chen Hotel***
www.newachen.com

Deluxe
Lhasa Bramaputra Hotel
Kyichu Hotel
Flora Hotel
Deluxe
Standard
Budget
Gyantse Gyantse Hotel
Tsogu hotel
Deluxe/Standard
Budget
Shigatse Manasarovar  Hotel
Yak Hotel
Deluxe/Standard
Budget
Segar Segar Hotel Deluxe/Standard/Budget
Rongbuk
or Everest’s base camp
Everest View Hotel
Rangbuk Guest House
Deluxe/Standard
Budget
 

 

These prices include
  • Flight tickets to Tibet
  • Every on land transports as described in the itinerary 
  • All the accomodations
  • Entrance fees
  • Treks permission
  • The Sherpas
  • All the meals
  • French speaking guide in Nepal and Tibet
 

These prices do not include
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Insurance, sleeping bag, drinks
  • Personal expenses and medical evacuation
  • Tips
  • Single room supplement
 

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