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Tibet to Nepal Kathmandu cultural discover

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    Enjoy the different Buddhism culture in Tibet, witness the gorgeous glacier at plateau, plus a spectacular excursion to Nepal Kathmandu, this tour leaves you a forever memory. To My Highlights

Tour Code: XZ-24
Destination:   Lhasa → Gyantze → Shigatse → Dingri → Zhangmu → Kathmandu
Tour Price: $2076 USD   Price Details
Our Promises: Unbeatable Value for Money!
Departure Dates: You Choose!
Tour Type: Land tour + well selected hotel + Private Guided with your own English speaking guide (otherwise specified), your own driver at your own pace and schedule.

Day by Day Itinerary: - top -

Day 1

Place & Transport: Arrive in Lhasa, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Airport to Hotel Transfer (Lhasa)

Day 2

Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: Barkhor Street, Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Barkhor Street: Watch the pilgrims, wearing local dress from many different parts of Tibet, as they circle clockwise around Jokhang Temple with prayer wheels, or prostrate themselves near the front gate. Join the locals and visitors to shop for local goods at the colourful stalls, or relax in a coffee shop or tea house to enjoy the passing parade.
- Jokhang Temple: Smaller and more manageable than the Potala, this 4-storey, golden-roofed temple is at the heart of a rich and living Tibetan Buddhism. Many locals pray here regularly; the Temple is surrounded by Barkhor Street and thronged with pilgrims and visitors. Yak butter lamps burn in front of rich statuary that includes the Sakyamuni Buddha brought to Tibet by Princess Wen Cheng in the 7th Century.
- Potala Palace: Former winter home of the Dalai Lama, a vast, awe-inspiring maze of corridors and stairs leading through countless rooms of richly decorated statues, tombs, murals and antiques. You will climb past the White Palace into the Red Palace, where the file of pilgrims offering silk scarves, coins or yak butter to burn in the shrines combine to make this an unforgettable experience. Note: you need to be fit for the long stairways.

Day 3

Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: The Carpet Factory, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- The Carpet Factory: The highland of Tibet is the actual home of the oriental carpets. By visiting Carpet Factory you will have a general idea how carpets are produced.
- Norbulingka: Norbulingka means "Jeweled Garden". It was constructed as a summer palace for the Dalai Lama and later served the whole governmental administration.
- Sera Monastery: It is known as one of the three greatest monasteries of Tibet. As one of the three main monasteries of Lhasa, it is here that the monks "famous daily debates" take place.

Day 4

Place & Transport: Lhasa to Gyantze
Today's Activities: The Palgor Chorten, Yomdrok Lake
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- The Palgor Chorten : Pelkhor Choede (Kumbum), also named Palcho Monastery, is very different from other monasteries. Built as a Tibetan monastery, its structural style is very unique, reputed as the lord of Tibetan stupas. In addition, it is famous for the architecture, sculpture, and mural painting art. It lies about 230 kilometers (143 miles) south of Lhasa and 100 (62 miles) east of Shigatse at the foot of Dzong Hill.
- Yomdrok Lake: It lies within the boundary of Nankartse county, on the north bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, Lhokha Prefecture, surrounded by mountains. Beautiful Holy lake which everybody is looking forward to.

Day 5

Place & Transport: Gyantze to Shigatse
Today's Activities: Tashilunpo Monastery
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Tashilunpo Monastery: Painted in red and white, the buildings in the kloster stand closely together in terraced rows, offering a grand and majestic view. Tashilunpo Kloster represents the Tibetan super architecture art in the Last Tibetan spirit. The Kloster attracts thousands of Buddhists and tourists from domestic and abroad to travel and worship every year.

Day 6

Place & Transport: Shigatse to Dingri
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Day 7

Place & Transport: Dingri
Today's Activities: Rongbuk Monastery
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Rongbuk Monastery: With an altitude is 5,100 meters (16728 feet), the monastery is the highest on earth. From there you will get a great view of Mt Everest.

Day 8

Place & Transport: Dingri to Zhangmu
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Day 9

Place & Transport: Zhangmu to Kathmandu
Today's Activities(Group Tour): Durbar Square
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Durbar Square: The Durbar Square lies in the heart of Kathmandu. Locally also called as Hanuman Dhoka Palace Square-an ancient seat of the Nepalese Royalty. The Duibar Square Complex consists of a huge Royal Square imposing a tremendous variety of temples dedicated to different Hindu gods and goddess. Most of the buildings we see here date from 15th to 18th century. Some of the important monuments to be seen here are: Taleju temple-, Jagannath temple, Kal Bhairav, Kumari Ghar, Kasthamandap - built from the timber of a single tree.

Day 10

Place & Transport: Kathmandu
Today's Activities(Group Tour): Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Boudha Nath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan City
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner, Breakfast

- Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple): Located about 3k.m. west of down town Kathmandu, Swoyambhu Nath Stupa is one of the most fascinating architectural jewels of the world. This great Stoup is said to have been built around 250 B.C. The Stupa of Swoyambhunath stands on a typically stylized lotus mandala base-a long time ago believed to have originated from a legendary lake of Kathmandu Valley.This holy site in fact is the massive stupa complex ever built in Nepal. When you reach the famous site of venerated Swayambhu Stupa, you will get magnificent view of Kathmandu Valley and the breathtaking panorama of the north eastern Himalayan range.
- Boudha Nath Stupa: Located in the routes to trade between Tibet and Nepal, one of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal, Boudhanath is an imposing structure standing some 36 meters. The Stupa stands on the massive three level mandala style Platforms surrounded by colourful private family houses. The basic feature of this great stupa is very much like that of Swoyambhunath stupa except its finial displaying. It is much bigger than Swoyambhu stupa and lies on the valley floor whereas the former one stands on the hill top. This stupa is said to have been built in 5th century A. D.
- Pashupatinath Temple: Pasupatinath with an area of 281 hectares is considered one of the holiest shrines of all the Hindu temples. The temple has remained the presiding deity of ruling Nepalese Royalty. Located on the banks of the Bagmati river, this two tiered magnificent golden temple with four triple silver doorways is unique example of the Nepalese temple architecture. It is one of the largest Hindu temple complexes in South Asia with hundreds of Shiva lingams, shrines icons of various Hindu god and goddess insides. Non Hindus are not allowed to enter this temple.
- Patan City:

Day 11

Place & Transport: Depart Kathmandu, Flight not included
Today's Activities(Group Tour): Hotel to airport Transfer (Kathmandu)
Meals: Breakfast

 

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Featured Hotels for this tour: - top -

City Superior Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Lhasa Brahmaputra Grand Hotel Lhasa Hotel Shangbala Hotel
Gyantze Gyantze hotel Gyantze hotel Gyantze hotel
Shigatse Shigatse Shandong Hotel Shigatse Shandong Hotel Shigatse Shandong Hotel
Dingri Dingri Zhufeng Hotel Dingri Zhufeng Hotel Dingri Zhufeng Hotel
Zhangmu Zhangmu Hotel Zhangmu Hotel Zhangmu Hotel
Kathmandu Yak and Yeti Hotel Shangrila Hotel Kathmandu Hotel

 

Tour Price: - top -

Tour ClassYour Group Size 1 person 2-5 persons 6-9 persons Single room supplement
Superior Class 4794 2458 1793 766
Deluxe Class* 4464* * 2309 1642 640
Tourist Class 4049 2076 1412 483

Our Promises: Unbeatable Value for Money!

 

* Price is in US dollars, for one person. Price is for references only, may vary according to your travel time Please inquire for more details. Click here to change prices to your Currency

* Better discount is available when travel in low season from Nov to March or when travel in a large group. Please Contact Us for more details.

 

Price Inclusions:

  • Entrance Fees:
    To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals:
    All meals as specified in the itinerary.
    If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied, however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
  • Private Transfers:
    Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Lhasa, Gyantze, Shigatse, Dingri, Zhangmu, Kathmandu by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above).
    Your comfort is our priority! Click here to get a description of the vehicles that we use for our tours.
  • Guide:
    As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Hotels:
    Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.
    All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes:
  • Insurance
    The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    Click here to learn more about the insurance coverage and the sum insured.
  • Luggage Transfers:
    Between airports and hotels.
  • Arrangements:
    The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclusions:

  • Personal Expenses:
    Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Meals:
    Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.

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