Day 1:- Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. This day the passport and copies will be submitted for Tibet travel Permit and group visa, which require 3 day processing time.
Tour of Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath & Bouddhanath Stupa.
A captivating morning tour with Everest Vacation, our city, and cultural guide will receive you from the hotel in the first hour of the day. You will then start the day with a guided tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square. A place with a stockpile of old history and rich culture, visiting old Royal Durbar Square is experiencing medieval Nepal as a whole.
One of the major attraction here was Kastamandap Temple (where Kathmandu was named) a temple built from the wood of a single tree. Sadly, the temple with a couple of other monuments was destroyed from the earthquake of 2015. However, you can still visit the ruins of these temples. Then you will have a tour of Kumari Goddess Temple (Only living goddess in Nepal). The Divine Goddess is here from her tender age, and she remains in the position until her puberty period. The priests then select the next Goddess to replace her.
Walk around the world famous freak street, A popular destination in Kathmandu in the early 1960s to ’80s for budget tourist and hippies before Thamel established as a tourist center.
From here you will travel towards the western delight of the Valley. Located in the hilltop Swyambhunath is the oldest shrine of this nation. Attended by Hindus and Buddhists alike this place is an excellent destination for a quick hike and some fresh air.
About 2500 years old, Swyambhunath is also the oldest Unesco Heritage site in Nepal. An environment with positive vibes and abundant pilgrims circumambulating the area, you can just feel in the atmosphere all day long. The white dome in the top of the hill is the main structure here. With the abundant population of monkeys residing in the Temple, Swyambhunath area is also popular as ‘The Monkey Temple.’ From the hilltop, you can enjoy the panoramic view of most parts of Kathmandu and the hills that surround the city. in clear weather you can also view multiple mountain ranges in the far North.
After your lunch, take a short rest and be ready to experience the most significant Hindu temple of Nepal, you head towards the north of the city towards the holy temple of Pashupatinath in the late afternoon. As Non-Hindu tourists and personnel cant enter the main temple area, you can explore the other monuments and shrines under the vast field of Pashupatinath. Extending in both sides of the Holy Bagmati river the temple complex has more than 518 temples in a 264-hectare area.
From Pashupatinath, you drive further north-east to reach the Boudhanath Stupa. This stupa is the biggest stupa of Nepal and also listed in the UNESCO world heritage list. Boudhanath is the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The majestic architecture of the dome is balanced with the Buddhism vibe going all around it. You can spend some time here Taking sips of Tibetan tea and enjoying the view from one of the rooftop here. You will also get a chance to shop for your souvenirs in the shops surrounding the Stupa.
After the nice refreshing tour of the Heritage and religious sites, return to your hotel and get some rest and refreshments.
Day 3:-Your morning starts with some hot beverage, and you move to the third major city of Bhaktapur. Also known as Bhadgaon(the land of rice), Bhaktapur offers you the less disturbed cultural places in the Valley. Walking through the stone patched streets here you can admire the art form and architecture in every corner. The area is famous for beautiful pottery as well as wood and stone carvings. The significant places not to miss in your visit are The Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple square with surrounding temples, Bhaktapur national art gallery and the 55 windows palace.
After your trip, Bhaktapur has lunch and proceed towards the city of arts, Patan. Also known as Lalitpur, this city is the second largest city in the valley. A quieter neighborhood than the capital, Patan is a living cultural destination in your trip. You’ll have a visit to the Patan Durbar Square, where full of architectural brilliance and art packed streets wait for you. Explore the Krishna Temple, One of the most eye-catching and religiously essential sculptures of the square. People believe that this vast temple was carved into a single enormous stone. After your experience rich visit, return to your hotel
Day 4:- After receiving visa , the journey starts to Tibet.
Day 05: Kerung Border (145 Km) 06-07 hours drive
(Nepal-Tibet Border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, an hour adventurous uphill drive by Bus & Van (normally) or 2 hour walk uphill (in case of landslide to Chinese immigration, check-in to hotel or Continue drive to Kerung. Stay overnight at Guest House.
Day 06: Kerung - Tingri (4300m) / Lhatse (4,350m): 225 Km/244 Km
Day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world. from where, weather permitting, breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt Cho Oyu (8201 M) & Mt Xishapagma (8012M) but dwarfed by the Vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From TINGRI, one can enjoy the magnificence of Mt. Everest (8,848 M). Stay overnight at Guest House
Day 07: Tingri/Lhaste - Xigatse (3,900 M): 244 Km
Continue scenic drive crossing Over Gyatchu La (5,220M), the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse from where a road to Mt Kailash bifurcates to the west. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Xigatse - Gyantse (3,950m) – Lhasa (3650m)
Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. Full day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5,010m), Kambala (4,749m), Colorful Yamdrok-Tso Lake and the Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo) – Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 09: Sightseeing In Lhasa
Sightseeing tour to Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, And Potala Palace and Sera Monasteries. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 10: Lhasa – Shigatse (3900m) 261km
Drive back to Shigatse O/N at Hotel.
Day 11:- Xigatse – Ronbuk (4980m) 334km
Drive to Xegar crossing over Gyatchula (a pass of 5,200m) – Scenic drive to Ronbuk through the beautiful Tibetan countryside. Hike up to Everest BC and Explore Ronbuk Monastery (highest monastery in the world) – O/N at Guest House
Day 12:- Ronbuk – Kerong
Drive back to Kerong O/N at Guest House
Day 13:- Kerong to Kathmandu
After necessary border formalities- cross border and drive to Kathmandu.
Day 14:- Departure from Kathmandu.
Package costs:- USD 1680+ flight fare[Cochin-Kathmandu-Cochin] per person.
1. Hotel/Guest House Accommodation as per program
2. Private Transportation by Van
3. All necessary Tibet Travel
4. English speaking Tibetan Guide
5. All Sightseeing and Entrance fee as per the itinerary.
6. Meal plan on B/B Basis
7. All Visa and Permit charges.
8. Return flights to Kathmandu from Cochin
Lunch and Dinner
Insurance of any kind.
Any Additional cost due to Nature calamity and Unforeseen Circumstances