Tibet and Nepal Cultural Tour-11 Days

We have exclusively designed this tour package to assist ardent travelers explore cultural wealth of Tibet and Nepal.

  •   Destination: Nepal, Tibet
  •  Group size: 02-08
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Trip Level: Easy
  •  Max Altitude: 5248m/17217ft
  •  Activities: Cultural Tour / Easy Hiking
  •   Transportation: Private Car/Van and International flight

  Meals: BB plan in Kathmandu and All meals during the trek and expediiton

  Accommodation: 2/3 * hotel hotels in Kathmandu, tea houses during the trek and tented basic accommodation while climbing

Trip Introduction

We have exclusively designed this tour package to assist ardent travelers explore cultural wealth of Tibet and Nepal. You will enjoy with Tibetan architecture, cultural heritages and historical places, you will also find a perfect getaway to cleanse yourself spiritually. As you bask in the grandeur of Potala palace, you bond with Tibetan culture and history. You can stroll along Barkhor markets to observe colorful mosaic of Tibetan arts, culture, custom, tradition, lifestyle and cuisine. Visits to Jokhang temple and Drepung Monastery further heighten your excitement and zest. In the towns of Gyantse and Shigatse you have an exclusive opportunity to explore monasteries and fully immerse yourselves in the Buddhist culture. On this tour, you are in for an experience of a lifetime.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1300m). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathamandu Sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu (1300)-Kyirung Border (145km). Overnight at Guest House .
Day 04: Kyirong-Pekutso-Old Dingri (4300/230Km). Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Old Dingri –Lhatse-Shigatse (3900m/300Km). Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Shigatse-Gyangtse (3950Mts/90Km). Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Gyangtse-Yamdrok lake-Lhasa (3650Mts/270Km). Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Lhasa Full day Sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Lhasa Full day Sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Lhasa to Airport – fly to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Departure

 

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Accommodation

We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and in tea-houses during the trek. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Utmost Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms in Tibet; however, guesthouse at some places only has shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and in Tibet regions during the driving tour.

Meals

Breakfast will be provided during the tour (On demand, we can arrange lunch, dinner during the driving tour). There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on tour, we have breakfast and dinner in the guest house/hotel where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. Authentic Tibetan, continental meals are common choices in the menu Tibet.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Tibet cultural tour is an easy tour. Travelers who can sit 5-6 hours a day on an uphill and downhill drive will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the tour by jogging and exercising regularly at least for a month prior to the start. Touring in Tibet should be relatively easy for those who have experience in touring in high altitudes. Determination, good physical health, positive attitude and average physical fitness are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the tour. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure Trekking before booking the trek.

Best Time to Travel

The best time for Tibet cultural tour is during Autumn, Spring, Summer (February to December) and The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip.

Day 01: Kathmandu (1300) – Kyirung Border (2800m):

Our staff will pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu in the morning and then we will drive along small mountain road to the border at Nepalese side; on the way you can enjoy the waterfall, river, gorges, and forest. Finally, we will arrive at the border (Nepal Side). Overnight at Guesthouse.

  •  Accommodation: Guest House
  •  Hours: 7/8
  •  Altitude: 2800m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

Day 02: Kyirong (2800m) – Pekutso-Old Dingri (4300m) – 230Km:

After the breakfast, completion of the border formalities in Nepal and Tibet side. We travel onward to the highest plateau of the world; it offers beautiful Tibetan landscape that you can feel of standing on the roof of the world. While driving we can see breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt Xishapagma (8012M) and Mt Cho Oyu (820. From TINGRI, one can enjoy the magnificence of Mt. Everest (8,848 M). Overnight at Guest House.

  •  Accommodation: Guest House
  •  Hours: 7/8
  •  Altitude: 4300m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Old Dingri –Lhatse-Shigatse (3900m) – 300Km:

You will enjoy a great view of Mount Everest from Old Dingri and continue driving through friendship highway, passing the highest pass called Gyatso la at the elevation of 5248m, seeing beautiful prayer flags and continue driving towards Shigatse, pass by Lhatse county and then continue to Shigatse at the distance of 150Km. You will enjoy seeing beautiful Tibetan farmer villages with their beautiful Tibetan traditional houses with prayer flags on the roof top. Overnight at Guest House.

  •  Accommodation: Guest House
  •  Hours: 6/7
  •  Altitude: 3900m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

Day 04: Shigatse-Gyangtse (3950m) – 90km:

You will start your tour at around 9am from your hotel and visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery which is the seat of the Penchen Lama and it is the largest Gelukpamonatery in the western Tibet, known as Tsang region. After visiting Tashi Lhunpo, you will be driving to Gyangtse. Have lunch in Gyangtse and then Visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa. In the afternoon, explore the old town of Gyangtse. Overnight at Guest House.

  •  Accommodation: Guest House
  •  Hours: 5/6
  •  Altitude: 3950m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

Day 05: Gyangtse-Yamdrok lake-Lhasa (3650m) -270km:

You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and then drive towards Lhasa via 3 big mountain passes, Simila, Karo La, Kampa La, respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000 Mts with it’s most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampala pass. You will have your lunch at Nakartse country which is just between the Yamdrok lake and Karola glacier. Overnight at Hotel.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 3650m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

Day 06: Lhasa Full day Sightseeing:

After breakfast processed for full days Sightseeing of Potala Palace, it is one of the most beautiful monuments in Tibet with 1,000 room and 13 stores to explore this is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Tibet and Jokhang temple. Jokhang temple which was constructed back on 07th century attracts hundreds of tourists every years. This temple has a very huge Sakyanumi Buddha statue and is considered the holiest place in Tibet .Barkhor Market Palace, Barkhor Street is the centrifugal tide of pilgrim then you can see the several small, fascinating temples into the route. Overnight at hotel.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 3650m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

Day 07: Lhasa Full day Sightseeing:

After breakfast full day sightseeing of Sera Monastery Sera Monastery specialized in the fundamental precepts of Buddhism. Sera survived the ravage of the Cultural Revolution with the light damage although many of the lesser colleges were destroyed. Drepung Monastery – Drepung Monastery was one of the world’s largest monasteries it was founded in 1416. Overnight at Hotel.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 3650m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

Day 08: Lhasa to Airport:

After the breakfast fly bank to Kathmandu or to your onward destination. Flying back to Kathmandu offers beautiful an hour trans-Himalayan flight that takes us over Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,536m) and other Himalayan peaks and glaciers.

  •  Accommodation: No
  •  Hours: 2
  •  Altitude: 3650m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

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Booking Open: Anyone travelling solo or with groups the given date is available for join.

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Utmost Adventure has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal and Tibet:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport)
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines
We will arrange all necessary visa, tour permit for the Tibet tour

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Toiletries
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items
Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
T-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Underwear
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Earplugs
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.