Nepal and Tibet cultural sightseeing Tour

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing of World Heritage sites in Kathmandu ( Pashupatinath, Swyombhunath, Bouddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan and Bhaktapur)
  • Stunning Sunrise, sunset and mountain view from Nagarkot and Panoramic views of the Annapurna Himalayan range from Pokhara
  • Visit the natural wonders of scenic Pokhara: Gupteswor Cave, Davi's Fall, Seti Gorge and boating in Barahi Temple
  • Have the thrills of adventurous paragliding in Pokhara if you want
  • Explore Tibetan culture, history and civilization
  • Enjoy the amazing and beautiful city of Lhasa, discover Potala Palace, the former residence of Dalai Lama
  • Explore Buddhist monasteries
  • Drive through splendid Tibetan landscapes

Nepal and Tibet Cultural sightseeing tour is one best cultural tour package that ignores the borders to experience the culture of Himalayan and Trans Himalayan peoples. This cultural tour package includes the exploration of the culture and tradition of the two nations, not a two-nation actually but of two plateaus. This tour means the experience of the Indian subcontinental and Tibetan plateau.
Nepal and Tibet both nations are a culturally blessed country that shares a great culture and tradition with each other. Most of the Himalayan cultures are similar to the Trans Himalayan culture; Peoples of Tibet and Nepal share the common culture and tradition which are slightly different due to the time and distance. Nepal is a rich cultural country from the very beginning of the ancient period. Nepal is the home from where the traditional Buddhist cultures are modernized whereas Tibet is the land from where the ancient Buddhist cultures are started. Both nations share the ancient Buddhist cultures which are most similar too. The ancestors of most Mongolian Nepalese natives were traveled here from Tibet and that is why their cultures are also common.
This 14 day Overland tour packages include lots of cultural and historical places of Nepal and Tibet. We spend 7 days in Nepal while we visit some historically, and culturally important places in Nepal. We visit several cultural sites in Kathmandu; Swayanbhunath stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu Durbar square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square and they are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu as well. We also reach the height of Nagarkot hill station which is also one of the best viewpoints near Kathmandu. During Nepal stay we also visit Pokhara where we have a great time to spend in some most popular places in Pokhara like Phewa Lake, Devi’s Falls, Bindabasini Temple, Gupteshwor Cave, etc.
After the cultural exploration of Nepal, we travel to Tibet. After landing in Lhasa, we drive to Tsedang where we spend a day sightseeing. Form Tsedang, we travel back to Lhasa with one night stop at Gyantse. We spend the whole two days for sightseeing in Lhasa and the city where we explore several monasteries and palaces there. Then after, we fly back to Kathmandu for your home return. For more information about day by day activities, read the Detailed Itinerary Develop by the expert team of Luxury Holidays Nepal Pvt. Ltd.
This package is specially crafted for those seeking the exploration of the traditional Buddhist culture and the ancient Nepalese historical culture all on the same package. As this package is handcrafted for a luxury trip, Accommodations during Nepal and Tibet have two options, either choose 4-star accommodation or 5-star accommodation. Luxury cars will be there to provide luxury transportation. Rooms are on twin sharing basis with Bed and Breakfast plan. For more details about the cost read cost details below here.
Luxury Holidays Nepal is one reputed travel company in Nepal for operating international packages. LHN has tour packages for BhutanIndia, and  Tibet too. We also organize a Multi-Country multinational tour and trekking packages. Tibet Heritage tour, Lhasa- Tibet and Ganden TourMansarovar TourTibet Namtso tour, etc. are the most selling and best tour packages for  Sightseeing tours in Tibet.

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN117
  • Duration14 Days
  • Pricefrom US$3900 / person
  • GradeEasy
  • DestinationNepal & Tibet
  • Min Pax01-25 pax
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and Pre-trip meeting.

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. In the evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three passport-size photo, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the pre-trip meeting, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Timber House Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 1300 m/4265 ft
  • Meals: Welcome Dinner Included

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What's Included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport by a private luxury vehicle.
  • Accommodation in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Pokhara and Tibet with private vehicles
  • Luxurious private transportation throughout the trip in Nepal and Tibet
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking Guide for the sightseeing
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide.
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's T-shirt, city route maps - if necessary.
  • Flight  fare Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu
  • Tibet visa (We will process it after arrival in Nepal-required 2-3 working days)
  • City sightseeing and entrance fees in Nepal and Tibet
  • Welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Half hour massage and dinner for last night in Kathmandu. 
  • All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charges and official expenses.

Places

Hotel Names-Option 1

Hotel Names-Option 2

Kathmandu (Day 1, Day 2 and Day 6)

Timber House Nepal or similar

Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee or Gokarna Forest Resort or Aloft Kathmandu

Nagarkot (Day 3)

Club Himalaya, Nagarkot

Hotel Mystic Mountain

Pokhara (Day 4 and Day 5)

Atithi Resort & SPA or Mount Kailash Resort

Hotel Pokhara Grande or similar

Tsedang (Day 7 and 8)

Tsedang Hotel or similar

Tsedang Hotel or similar

Gyantse (Day 9)

Gyantse Hotel or similar

Gyantse Hotel or similar

Lhasa (Day 10, Day 11 and Day 12)

Four Point Sheraton Hotel (4 Star Hotel)

St, Regis or Shangrila Hotel (5-star hotel)

Kathmandu (Day 13)

Yatri Suites and spa or similar

Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee or Gokarna Forest Resort or Aloft Kathmandu

What's Excluded

  • International airfare
  • Nepal Visa (Obtain easily upon arrival)
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner except welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu (Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Personal expenses.

Trip Map

Nepal and Tibet cultural sightseeing Tour Trip Map

Cost included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport by a private luxury vehicle.
  • Accommodation in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Pokhara and Tibet with private vehicles
  • Luxurious private transportation throughout the trip in Nepal and Tibet
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking Guide for the sightseeing
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide.
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's T-shirt, city route maps - if necessary.
  • Flight  fare Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu
  • Tibet visa (We will process it after arrival in Nepal-required 2-3 working days)
  • City sightseeing and entrance fees in Nepal and Tibet
  • Welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Half hour massage and dinner for last night in Kathmandu. 
  • All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charges and official expenses.

Places

Hotel Names-Option 1

Hotel Names-Option 2

Kathmandu (Day 1, Day 2 and Day 6)

Timber House Nepal or similar

Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee or Gokarna Forest Resort or Aloft Kathmandu

Nagarkot (Day 3)

Club Himalaya, Nagarkot

Hotel Mystic Mountain

Pokhara (Day 4 and Day 5)

Atithi Resort & SPA or Mount Kailash Resort

Hotel Pokhara Grande or similar

Tsedang (Day 7 and 8)

Tsedang Hotel or similar

Tsedang Hotel or similar

Gyantse (Day 9)

Gyantse Hotel or similar

Gyantse Hotel or similar

Lhasa (Day 10, Day 11 and Day 12)

Four Point Sheraton Hotel (4 Star Hotel)

St, Regis or Shangrila Hotel (5-star hotel)

Kathmandu (Day 13)

Yatri Suites and spa or similar

Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee or Gokarna Forest Resort or Aloft Kathmandu

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare
  • Nepal Visa (Obtain easily upon arrival)
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner except welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu (Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Personal expenses.

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
20 April, 2021 03 May, 2021 Us $3900 Available

Accommodation:
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 4 star and 5-star accommodations throughout the journey.

Luggage:
You should carry the water bottle, sun cream, camera, spare jacket, etc.  in your daypack. You are provided with a free locker room in a hotel in Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 20 kg and for more weight, you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.

Group Leader during the journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group.

Transportation on Journey
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you a private AC vehicle throughout the trip and flight ticket for Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu.

Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

Vouchers:
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

Visa:
You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy.

Tourist Visa Fee Details

Days

Updated Tourist Visa Fees

15 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 30

30 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 50

90 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 125

Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)

USD 3 per day

Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)

Additional USD 25

Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)

Late fee USD 5 per day

For more details please click here.

For Tibet Visa, we collect your original passport and 2 photos after your arrival in Kathmandu and we will process it (Require 3-4 working days).

Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.comwww.kayak.comwww.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)

When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after breakfast.

You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel. 
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at [email protected]
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

Currencies accepted in Nepal and Tibet: 
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visas and in general. There are plenty of ATMs in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants.

Health Issues:
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude-related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness.

Insurance/Evacuation: 
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)

Mount Everest:
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact [email protected] to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.

How bad is Altitude Sickness in Tibet, and what can I do to avoid, or treat it?
Tibet, known as the Roof of the World, is one of the highest places on earth. Due to Tibet's high altitudes, many visitors from low-altitude areas suffer from altitude sickness. Most people only suffer minor effects of altitude sickness, which include a headache, loss of appetite, and a tendency to have no energy until their bodies adjust to the high terrain. This adjustment can take anywhere from a few hours, and in rare cases, a few days. If visitors do some simple preparations before going to Tibet, most of the symptoms of altitude sickness can be avoided. Being healthy and in good shape, before you arrive in Tibet will help greatly. It is also recommended that you talk to your local physician about AMS pills to help combat altitude sickness. Once arriving in Tibet, walk slowly and take deep breaths. Your tour guide will be there to offer help and suggestions.

What is the weather like in Tibet and when is the best time to travel there?
Generally, weather in Tibet takes some getting used to. Summers are cool, and winters are dangerously cold. Sun radiation is extremely strong in Tibet. Most annual rainfall falls from June to September. In the Lhasa and Shigatse areas, rains usually come in the evening. The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October. The best time to visit Mt. Everest in May and early October. The peak tourism season runs from July 1st to October 15th.

What cuisine options are there in Tibet? Are there other options besides only local foods?
Due to the harsh living environment of Tibet, the traditional Tibetan food is quite different from cuisine found in other parts of the world, and many visitors do not like it when they try it for the first time. Due to its uniqueness, it is highly recommended that visitors at least sample the local foods. There are many kinds of foods available in Tibet's cities. Chinese food, western food, and Nepali food can be found. In remote towns and areas, choices are limited. Chinese food or Sichuan cuisine is probably the best choice.

Trip Extensions/ Add on trips
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India and Bhutan. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest TrekAnnapurna Basecamp TrekLangtang TrekManaslu TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak Climbing, etc.

Tips:
A general rule of thumb for tipping is from USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the tour. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip, however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.

For more information about Nepal Trip click here.

Note:
During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

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