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15 Best Tibet and Nepal Tours Starting from Mainland China

  • Author: Naba Raj Amgai
  • Posted on: Wed Aug 18, 2021
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Tibet and Nepal tours are an epic journey starting from mainland China to the Tibetan Plateau and Nepal's serene Himalayas and heritage. It is the infusion of Tibetan Buddhism and Hindu religion in the monasteries and temples with an essence of the Himalayas. The Tibet and Nepal tours are a once-in-a-lifetime experience to witness the Wonders of the World, World Heritage Sites, Highest mountains, and pristine lakes.

Tibet, dubbed as the 'Roof of the World', is situated on the northern side of the Himalayas and is the heart of Tibetan Buddhist culture and practices. Lhasa, its capital, also called the 'Land of Gods', offers a visit to the iconic Potala Palace, Drepung, Sera monasteries, and Jokhang temple. The visit to Everest Base Camp and kora around the sacred Mt. Kailash in the rim of Tibet is a major highlight of Tibet tours.

Nepal is situated to the south of Tibet, separated by the Kyirong (Gyirong) Rasuwagadhi Border. The Himalayan country has a lot to offer, from the UNESCO World Heritage sites to the rich traditions of ethnic groups in Kathmandu, the 'City of Temples'. Apart from insight into the Hindu and Buddhist culture. Different Nepal tour packages offer visits to the birthplace of Buddha, the abode of rare one-horned Rhino and Bengal Tiger in Chitwan National Park, ancient caves, deep gorges, and the high Himalayas in Pokhara.

Additionally, the Tour starting from China makes it easier for tourists to accommodate the gradually increasing altitude in the trans-Himalayan topography. China treats us with Wonders of the World like the Terracotta Warriors Museum, part of the Great Wall, and the tallest and boldest infrastructures in the ancient civilizations.

The Tibet and Nepal getaway tours can range from 10 to 25 days and vary from visiting only the major capital cities to both nations' major attractions. Most of the tours follow a classic route from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp entering Nepal via the Kyirong (Gyirong) border towards Kathmandu. The Tibet tour followed by Nepal is the best way to experience the unique landscape, wilderness, and rich flora and fauna. Hence, with in-depth research, we have come up with some of the most classic and best ways to explore the two beauties of Tibet and Nepal.

Here are the 15 best Tibet and Nepal Tours starting from Mainland China:


1. Shanghai Lhasa Kathmandu Tour - 10 Days

Jokhang Temple

The Shanghai Lhasa Kathmandu tour is a much sought-after Tibet Nepal tour that explores the hub of China and the heart of Tibet and Nepal. The Tour takes you to the Shanghai Museum, gardens and majestic towers, and even the Zhujiajiao Ancient Tower known as the Venice of China. Witness a mixture of art practiced in ancient dynasty meeting modern marvel in Shanghai, China. Flying over the skies of Shanghai, the Tour heads to Lhasa, the 'land of gods' in Tibet.

A tour to Lhasa consists of visits to ancient Tibetan Buddhist Palaces, fortresses, monasteries, and monuments. Another major highlight of the Tour is taking a trans-Himalayan flight to Kathmandu city in Nepal from Lhasa while enjoying the views of Mt. Everest. Kathmandu is another marvel where the temples, monasteries, and deity statues are testament to the coming together of the Buddhist and Hindu religions.

The Shanghai Lhasa Kathmandu tour itinerary starts in Shanghai, followed by a two-day tour to the Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Oriental TV Tower, and Zhujiajiao Ancient Tower downtown. A flight from China to Tibet's capital Lhasa follows. A two-day tour takes you to the tallest Potala Palace, the most revered Jokhang temple in religious Barkhor street, then to the residence of Buddhist monks in Drepung and Sera monastery.

A trans-Himalayan flight from Lhasa leaves for Kathmandu city in Nepal. A two days trip to the capital city takes you to the courtyards of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur Durbar square. You visit two of the most significant monasteries, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath, and the holiest Hindu temple, Pashupatinath. The fun-filled, spiritual and cultural Tour concludes with a final departure from Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrive in Shanghai, China (4m/13ft)

Day 2:

Visit Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, and Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai

Day 3:

Visit Zhujiajiao Ancient Town in Shanghai

Day 4:

Flight from Shanghai to Lhasa, Tibet (3,650m/11,980ft)

Day 5:

Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Day 6:

Visit Drepung and Sera Monastery in Lhasa

Day 7:

Flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu, Nepal (1,400m/4,600ft, 1 hour)

Day 8:

Visit Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath in Kathmandu

Day 9:

Visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu

Day 10:

Final Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal

2. Xi’an Tibet Nepal Tour - 10 Days

Sera Monastery

The ten-day Xi'an Tibet Nepal tour explores the ancient capital of China, the capital of Tibet, and Nepal connected by flights. The major highlight of the Tour is the visit to the eighth wonder of the world, the ancient Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, understanding ancient Chinese Civilization in Shanxi History, and visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda in China. The main adventure of the remaining Tibet Nepal tour is visiting the UNESCO world heritage sites in the capital cities of religious Lhasa and Kathmandu. It is the best for tourists looking forward to seeing these three destinations in a limited time.

Commemorate the Xi'an Lhasa Nepal tour with a flight to the ancient capital of China, Xian. From there, take a two days tour of the city by visiting the old Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shanxi History Museum, the largest Muslim business street in Xi'an, Muslim Quarter, with cycling on the Ancient City Wall.

Catch a flight to Lhasa, Tibet, and enjoy a two-day tour of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung, and Sera monastery. Fly over the highest mountain in the world and land in Kathmandu, Nepal. Take a two-day tour around the valley to visit important religious sites like Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath Stupas, and Pashupatinath.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival at Xi’an, China (405m/1,329ft)

Day 2:

Visit Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an

Day 3:

Visit Shanxi History Museum, Cycle on the top of Ancient City Wall, and Muslim Quarter in Xi'an

Day 4:

Flight from Xi'an to Lhasa, Tibet (3,650m/11,980ft)

Day 5:

Visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Day 6:

Explore Drepung and Sera Monastery in Lhasa

Day 7:

Flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu, Nepal (1,400m/4,600ft, 1 hour)

Day 8:

Culture Walk to Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath in Kathmandu

Day 9:

Visit Pashupatinath, Bodhnath, and Bhaktapur City in Kathmandu

Day 10:

Final Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal 

3. Chengdu Lhasa And Namtso Kathmandu Tour - 12 Days

Potala Palace

This Chengdu Lhasa and Namtso Kathmandu tour is a journey from the home of adorable giant Pandas in Chengdu to Lhasa and serene Namtso lake to Kathmandu. The major highlight of this Tour is to witness the wilderness in China, ancient practices and unique geography in Tibet, and the culture of Nepal in southeastern Asia.

The Tour in Chengdu offers a cultural walk in the ancient streets and monasteries and visits a giant panda's breeding center. Explore the ancient art, crafts, and preserved Tibetan Buddhist religion in the palaces and temples around Bharkor street, monasteries spread across the city. One of the major attractions is a drive to the highest saline lake in the world and the sacred Lake Namtso. Enjoy views of the snow-capped Tanglha Mountain Range along with the nomadic lifestyle. Relax in the famous Yangpachen Hot Spring and take a trans-Himalayan flight to Kathmandu, Nepal. Witness the UNESCO World Heritage courtyards, monuments, Buddhist and Hindu temples in Kathmandu city.

The 12 days tour starts with your arrival in China's Central Sichuan, Chengdu, visiting Jinli Street, Wengshu Monastery, and Sichuan Opera. A second-day tour takes you to the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research center, after which you board a train to Lhasa Tibet, which takes two days.

Following your Lhasa arrival, a two-day tour explores Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, and the Buddhist Drepung and Sera Monastery. Another adventure is visiting Namtso Lake then driving to the hot springs of Yangpachen and the Chimelong Nunnery. The Tour then offers a trans-Himalayan flight to Kathmandu, where you explore Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur durbar square. Also, visit the holiest Hindu temple Pashupatinath, along with Swayambhunath and Boudhanath stupa, in two days.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival in Chengdu, China (500m/ 1,600ft)

Day 2:

Visit Chengdu Panda Breeding Center and Board on Chengdu-Lhasa Train to Tibet

Day 3:

Enjoy Train travel and sceneries

Day 4:

Arrival in Lhasa, Tibet (3,650m/11,980ft)

Day 5:

Explore Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Day 6:

Explore Drepung and Sera Monastery in Lhasa

Day 7:

Drive from Lhasa to Namtso Lake, then back to Dunxumg/Yampachen

Day 8:

Visit Yangpachen Hot Spring, then drive to Lhasa

Day 9:

Trans-Himalayan Flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu, Nepal (1,400m/4,600ft, 1 hour)

Day 10:

Visit Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath

Day 11:

Visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu

Day 12:

Final Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal

4. Chengdu Lhasa EBC Kathmandu Overland Tour - 13 Days

Everest Base Camp Tibet

The 13 days Chengdu Lhasa EBC Kathmandu Overland tour is the most thrilling overland adventure to the base of the highest mountain of the World, Mt. Everest, from China, Tibet to Nepal. Get to visit the 'land of giant pandas' in Chengdu, Lhasa, the 'land of gods,' and Kathmandu, the 'city of temples.' The major attraction of this Tibet and Nepal tour is the opportunity to spend a night in Everest Base Camp, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is the most sought-after Tour for those wishing to explore the Chinese, Tibetan, and Nepalese culture and religion along with the great Himalayas on the way without trekking.

The Tour begins in Southwestern China's Chengdu city, where you can witness the endangered panda in their breeding and research center, enjoy spicy hotpot, walk along Jinli Street, Wenshu Monastery, Wide and Narrow Alley. After visiting the must-see Dujiangyan Scenic Area, board a train to Lhasa and enjoy the two-day journey, passing northwestern China. At Lhasa, you explore ancient and architectural wonders like Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung, and Sera monastery. From there, drive off to Shigatse city, crossing Gapala pass, Yamdrok-to Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkor Monastery, and Gyantse Fortress.

An early morning drive will take you to Qomolangma National Nature Reserve, passing by Tsola Pass, Gyatsola Pass, and Gawla Pass in Tibet. Enjoy the up-close views of Mt. Everest as you head to Everest Base Camp for the night. After enjoying the amazing Himalayan views, visit the world's highest Rongbuk Monastery, Peikutso Lake, and spend a night on the Kyirong (Gyirong) Tibetan border. From there, enter the Nepali territory and take an adventurous drive to the capital city, Kathmandu. Enjoy a day tour to Kahamndu's most exquisite cultural sites like the Hanuman Dhoka Museum, Swayambhunath, and Patan Durbar Square. This Tour indeed offers the major highlights of China, Tibet, and Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:         

Arrival in Chengdu (500m/ 1,600ft)

Day 2:

Visit Chengdu Panda Breeding Center, Wuhou Shrine, Wide and Narrow Alley in Chengdu

Day 3:

Visit Dujiangyan Scenic Area and train travel to Lhasa, Tibet

Day 4:

Enjoy Train travel to Tibet

Day 5:

Arrival in Lhasa, Tibet (3,650m/11,980ft)

Day 6:

Explore Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Day 7:

Visit Drepung and Sera Monastery in Lhasa

Day 8:

Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3,900m/12,800ft, 271km) via Gyantse city

Day 9:

Drive from Shigatse to Rongbuk (5,000m/16,434ft) via Tingri

Day 10:

Morning visit Everest Base Camp and Rongbuk Monastery then drive to Kyirong (Gyirong) Border (2,700m/8,900ft, 370km)

Day 11:

Drive from Kyirong (Gyirong) to Kathmandu, Nepal ((1,400m/4,600ft, 130km, 7 to 8 hours)

Day 12:

Explore Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, and Patan City

Day 12:

Final Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal 

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5. Beijing Lhasa Namtso Kathmandu Tour - 13 Days

Namtso Lake

The 13 days Tibet and Nepal Tour escorts you to the sprawling capital of China, Beijing, then takes you through Lhasa's ancient Tibetan Buddhist influences to the cultural Kathmandu in Nepal. Some of the major attractions of the Tour are visiting one of the seven wonders of the world; Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City of Ming and Qing dynasty, monasteries, and Namtso Lake of Lhasa Holiest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath in Kathmandu. The Tour is preferred by many as it takes you to the capital cities of the closely knitted neighboring countries to explore the Buddhist and Hindu religions.

The Beijing Lhasa Namtso Kathmandu tour begins with a flight to the capital city of China, Beijing. Spend your four days in Beijing to sightsee the Great Wall, Forbidden City of 600 years, Imperial Ancestral Temple, the oldest Chinese Beihai Park. You can enjoy rickshaw rides around Hutong and Nanluoguxiang streets while shopping. Then take a flight to Tibet's capital Lhasa and visit the Potala Square, Jokhang temple in Barkhor street, Drepung and Sera monastery, and views of the longest and the largest Tibetan rivers, the Yarlung Tsangpo and Bhramaputra, respectively.

Leave Lhasa and drive off to the highest saline lake, Namtso, trek to Tashi Dor Island, then drive back to Yampachen. From Yampachen, drive back to Lhasa while enjoying a hot bath in the natural hot spring of Yangpachen. On the next day, board on a flight to Nepal's capital city Kathmandu where you spend your two days touring the famous Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and the ancient Newari towns of Bhaktapur and Patan.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival in Beijing, China (44m/144ft)

Day 2:

Visit Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing

Day 3:

Visit Forbidden City, Imperial Ancestral Temple, Beihai Park in Beijing

Day 4:

Free Time to Tour Hutong - Nanluoguxiang and do Shopping

Day 5:

Flight to Lhasa, Tibet (3,650m/11,980ft)

Day 6:

Explore Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Day 7:

Explore Drepung and Sera Monastery in Lhasa

Day 8:

Drive from Lhasa to Namtso Lake (4,718m/15,479 ft) and back to Dunxumg/Yampachen

Day 9:

Enjoy Yampachen hot spring and drive to Lhasa

Day 10:

Flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu, Nepal (1,400m/4,600ft)

Day 11:

Explore Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Patan City in Kathmandu valley

Day 12:

Explore Pashupatinath, Bodhnath, and Bhaktapur City in Kathmandu valley

Day 13:

Final Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal

6. Hong Kong Chengdu Lhasa Namtso Kathmandu Tour - 13 Days

Kathmandu Durbar Square

The 13 days Hong Kong Chengdu Lhasa Namtso Kathmandu Tour is a mixture of all the major attractions of China, Tibet, and Nepal, from skyscrapers in cities to serene lakes and the Himalayas. In China, get to witness the luxury-ridden streets of Hong Kong to the southwestern rim, visit the panda breeding center in Chengdu to the center.

Enjoy the changing landscape on the train, travel to Lhasa, and see the Buddhist monasteries of Drepung, Sera, fortress, and temples. Click pictures of the turquoise highest saline Namtso Lake, and enjoy a bath at the hot spring of Yangpachen. Experience the lush culture and traditions of the ethical people living in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan in Nepal. Visit the Buddhist and Hindu temples like Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath stupa.

This China Tibet and Nepal tour begin from 'Asia's World City' Hong Kong, where the East meets the West. Take a flight to the central mainland, Chengdu, Tour Wide, and Narrow Alley downtown, visit the Chengdu breeding center and head to the train station. Board on a long two days train trip to Lhasa, Tibet, while witnessing the landscape change in front of your eyes.

Tour Lhasa for two days while visiting the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung, and Sera monastery. Drive to Namtso lake, witness the Nyenchen Tanglha mountain range and nomadic life, and head back to Yampanchen hot spring. From the southern slope of the Nyenchen range, drive off to Lhasa. Take a trans-Himalayan flight to Kathmandu city and spend two days touring the amazing religious monuments like Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and ancient towns Bhaktapur and Patan.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival in Hong Kong, China (957m /3,140 ft)

Day 2:

Flight to Chengdu, China (500m/ 1,600ft) and Visit Wide and Narrow Alley

Day 3:

Explore Chengdu Panda Breeding Center and Board Chengdu-Lhasa Train to Lhasa, Tibet

Day 4:

Enjoy the train travel to Tibet

Day 5:

Arrival in Lhasa, Tibet (3,650m/11,980ft)

Day 6:

Explore Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Day 7:

Visit Drepung and Sera Monastery in Lhasa

Day 8:

Drive from Lhasa to Namtso Lake (4,718m/15,479 ft) and back to Dunxumg/Yampachen

Day 9:

Enjoy Yampachen hot spring and drive back to Lhasa

Day 10:

Flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu, Nepal (1,400m/4,600ft)

Day 11:

Explore Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Patan City in Kathmandu valley

Day 12:

Visit Pashupatinath, Bodhnath, and Bhaktapur City in Kathmandu valley

Day 13:

Final Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal

7. Hong Kong Chengdu Lhasa EBC Kathmandu Tour - 14 Days

Rongbuk Monastery

The Hong Kong Chengdu Lhasa EBC Kathmandu Tour is an elaborate tour that explores China's vibrant hub, Tibet's land of gods, driving from the Tibetan plateau and Himalayas to the ancient valley in Nepal. You get to witness the stunning Yamdrok Lake, the majestic Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, and the Buddhist and Hindu temples, monasteries, and monuments in Lhasa and Kathmandu. This flight and overland Tibet and Nepal tour have it all, making it famous among tourists in terms of natural beauty, culture, heritage, history, and adventure.

This 14 days Tibet Nepal tour starts from China's financial hub Hong Kong in the southwest and flies off to central China's Chengdu. Enjoy the Sichuan Opera cultural show, a walk in the ancient Jinli street, Wenshu monastery, Panda breeding center, Wuhou Shrine, and Wide and Narrow Alley. Visit the UNESCO-listed Dujiangyan Scenic Area and enjoy a stroll around Chunxi Road. Leave Chengdu and fly to Lhasa for an elaborate two-day tour to Jokhang temple, famous Potala palace, Drepung, and Sera monastery. From here on, the overland drive takes you to the historical Shigatse passing by the Karola Glacier, Pelkor Monastery Gyantse fortress. After visiting the ancient Tashilhunpo monastery and Tingri, drive to the Everest Base Camp on the Tibetan side. After enjoying the up-close views of Mt. Everest and interacting with the Sherpas in their monasteries, visiting Peikutso Lake, head to the Kyirong (Gyirong) Border from where you enter Nepal and head to its capital city. At Kathmandu, take a one-day tour around religious sites.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:         

Arrival in Hong Kong (957 m /3,140 ft)

Day 2:

Fly from HK to Chengdu, China (500m/ 1,600ft)

Day 3:

Visit Jinli Street, Wenshu Monastery, and Enjoy Sichuan Opera in Chengdu

Day 4:

Explore Chengdu Panda Breeding Center, Wuhou Shrine, Wide and Narrow Alley

Day 5:

Visit Dujiangyan Scenic Area and Chunxi Road

Day 6:

Flight to Lhasa, Tibet (3,650m/11,980ft)

Day 7:

Explore Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Day 8:

Explore Drepung and Sera Monastery in Lhasa

Day 9:

Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3,900m/12,800ft, 271km) via Gyantse city

Day 10:

Drive from Shigatse to Rongbuk (5,000m/16,434ft) via Tingri

Day 11:

Morning visit Everest Base Camp and Rongbuk Monastery then drive to Kyirong (Gyirong) Border (2,700m/8,900ft, 370km)

Day 12:

Drive from Kyirong (Gyirong) to Kathmandu, Nepal ((1,400m/4,600ft, 130km, 7 to 8 hours)

Day 13:

Explore Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Patan City in Kathmandu valley

Day 14:

Final Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal

8. Xi'an To Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, EBC, And Kathmandu Tour - 15 Days

Swayambhunath Stupa

These 15 days China Tibet and Nepal Tour explores the ancient Chinese city, dynasties and traverses Tibet's geographical marvels before heading to the base of Mt. Everest and Kathmandu in Nepal. Earlier known as Xijing, Xi'an has a lot to offer, from its internationally renowned Terra cotta warriors to the Ancient city wall and Muslim Quater, where you can go cycling. Lhasa provides a visit to its Tibetan Buddhist-influenced monasteries and fortresses, the home of monks. Heading up close to Mt. Everest at its base and observing some of the tallest mountains is another tour adventure. Get to know the ethnic groups, their culture, Hindu and Buddhist religion in the temples and monasteries of Kathmandu.

This sought-after Xi'an to Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, EBC, and Kathmandu Tour itinerary begins in China's mid-eastern Xi'an city. Explore the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, the world's eighth wonder, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shanxi History Museum, and cycle around the Ancient City Wall and Muslim Quarter. Take a two-day-long train ride to Lhasa, Tibet, while enjoying the scenic views on the way. Visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, and the two significant Drepung and Sera monasteries in Lhasa. Following the sightseeing tour, drive to the holy Namtso Lake and head back to Yampachen hot spring. After enjoying a bath in the hot spring, head back to Lhasa on the next day.

Drive to Shigatse further southwest to witness the panoramic views of Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar and visit Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse fortress. From Shigatse, drive to Everest Base Camp by entering into the Qomolangma National Nature Reserve. After a night in the base camp, cross the Kyirong (Gyirong) Border in the south to enter Nepal and drive to Kathmandu city. Your journey ends with a cultural day tour around Kathmandu durbar square, Patan city, and Swayambhunath Stupa.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:          

Arrival in Xi’an (405 m /1,329 ft)

Day 2:

Explore the Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an

Day 3:

Explore Shanxi History Museum, Cycling on the top of Ancient City Wall, and Muslim Quarter in Xi'an

Day 4:

Enjoy the Train ride from Xi'an to Lhasa, Tibet

Day 5:

Enjoy the scenic view from the Railway and Arrival in Lhasa (3,650m/11,980ft)

Day 6:

Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Day 7:

Visit Drepung and Sera Monastery in Lhasa

Day 8:

Drive from Lhasa to Namtso Lake (4,718m/15,479 ft) and back to Dunxumg/Yampachen

Day 9:

Enjoy Yampachen hot spring and drive to Lhasa

Day 10:

Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3,900m/12,800ft, 271km) via Gyantse city

Day 11:

Drive from Shigatse to Rongbuk (5,000m/16,434ft) via Tingri

Day 12:

Morning visit Everest Base Camp and Rongbuk Monastery then drive to Kyirong (Gyirong) Border (2,700m/8,900ft, 370km)

Day 13:

Drive from Kyirong (Gyirong) to Kathmandu, Nepal ((1,400m/4,600ft, 130km, 7 to 8 hours)

Day 14:

Explore Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Patan City in Kathmandu valley

Day 15:

Final Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal

9. Beijing Lhasa EBC Kathmandu Tour - 16 Days

Barkhor Street

The 16 days Beijing Lhasa EBC Kathmandu Tour is a unique opportunity to get up close with the tallest mountain in the world while appreciating the history, geography, and culture of China, Tibet, and Nepal. Some of the major scenic sites across the Tour are the Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Potala Palace, Everest Base Camp, and Pashupatinath temple. It is best for all groups of people who want to explore the beauty of the major capital cities while also enjoying the views of Mt. Everest.

The itinerary begins in Beijing, where you visit Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City of the Ming and Qing dynasty, the Imperial Ancestral temple, Beihai Park, and Hutong courtyard in 4 days. From there, you will take a train ride to Lhasa, Tibet, while enjoying the scenic views. In Lhasa, spend two days touring the religious Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung, and Sera monastery.

Bidding farewell to Lhasa, drive to Shigatse crossing Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkor Monastery, and Gyantse Fortress. Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery and take a drive to Everest base camp by passing through Gyatsola and Gawula Pass. Visit the world's highest Rongbuk Monastery and the holy Peikutso Lake, then drive to Kyirong (Gyirong) Border in the south. On the next day, exit Tibet and enter Nepal, then move to Kathmandu. Your Tour concludes after an interesting two days tour to Pashupatinath temple, two stupas, Patan and Bhaktapur cities in Kathmandu valley.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:          

Arrival in Beijing, China (55 m/180 ft)

Day 2:

Sightseeing of Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing

Day 3:

Visit Forbidden City, Imperial Ancestral Temple, Beihai Park in Beijing

Day 4:

Free Time to Tour Hutong - Nanluoguxiang and do Shopping

Day 5:

Enjoy Train ride to Lhasa

Day 6:

Enjoy the scenic view of Tibet Railway, Arrival in Lhasa, Tibet (3,650m/11,980ft)

Day 7:

Arrival in Lhasa and Acclimation to the High Elevation of Lhasa

Day 8:

Explore Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Day 9:

Explore Drepung and Sera Monastery in Lhasa

Day 10:

Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3,900m/12,800ft, 271km) via Gyantse city

Day 11:

Drive from Shigatse to Rongbuk (5,000m/16,434ft) via Tingri

Day 12:

Morning visit Everest Base Camp and Rongbuk Monastery then drive to Kyirong (Gyirong) Border (2,700m/8,900ft, 370km)

Day 13:

Drive from Kyirong (Gyirong) to Kathmandu, Nepal ((1,400m/4,600ft, 130km, 7 to 8 hours)

Day 14:

Explore Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Patan City in Kathmandu valley

Day 15:

Explore Pashupatinath, Bodhnath, and Bhaktapur City in Kathmandu valley

Day 16:

Final Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal

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10. Shanghai Yangtze River Cruise Lhasa Namtso Lake EBC Kathmandu Tour - 18 Days

Drepung Monasgery

This 18 days tour stretching from China to Tibet to Nepal is a unique way to explore China in a relaxing Yangtze River cruise and a tour to the mesmerizing EBC in the Tibet-Nepal border. The Shanghai Yangtze River Cruise Lhasa Namtso EBC Kathmandu Tour, as per the name, goes on an excursion to Three Gorges Dam, Lesser Three Gorges, Chinese afterlife culture at Fengdu Ghost City and Shibaozhai Shore via Yangtze cruise. Other major attractions of the remaining Tibet Nepal tour are visits to the famous Buddhist monasteries, fortresses, holy Namtso Lake, views of Everest in Lhasa, and temples in Kathmandu.

This in-depth Tour begins from Shanghai to explore Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, and Oriental Pearl TV Tower. The Yangtze River Cruise then takes you by Xiling Gorge, Three Gorges Dam, Lesser Three Gorges, Wushan, Fengdu Ghost City, Shibaozhai Shore tower, enjoying parties and sleeping over for four days. Finally landing at Chongqing port, I took a flight to Lhasa, Tibet. Explore the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung, and Sera monastery in Lhasa for two days. Then drive to Namtso Lake and enjoy Yampachen hots spring before heading back to Lhasa. Ultimately leaving Lhasa, drive to Shigatse, passing by Yadrok lake and Karola glacier. From Shigatse, drive to Everest Base Camp at the Tibetan side to spend a night there and explore the Sherpa culture. Visit the Rongbuk Monastery and Peikutso before heading on to Kyirong (Gyirong) Border. The next day's drive will take you to Kathmandu, Nepal, where you can enjoy your final two-day Tour of the religious heritage sites in ancient Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur cities.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:          

Arrival in Shanghai, China (4m/13ft)

Day 2:

Explore Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, and Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund in Shanghai

Day 3:

Flight to Yichang from Shanghai and Board Your Yangtze River Cruise Ship

Day 4:

Yangtze River Cruise to Three Gorges Dam

Day 5:

Yangtze River Cruise to Lesser Three Gorges

Day 6:

Yangtze River Cruise to Fengdu Ghost City, Shibaozhai Shore

Day 7:

Offboard the cruise at Chongqing and fly to Lhasa, Tibet (3,650m/11,980ft)

Day 8:

Explore Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Day 9:

Visit Drepung and Sera Monastery in Lhasa

Day 10:

Drive from Lhasa to Namtso Lake (4,718m/15,479 ft) and back to Dunxumg/Yampachen

Day 11:

Enjoy Yampachen hot spring and drive to Lhasa

Day 12:

Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3,900m/12,800ft, 271km) via Gyantse city

Day 13:

Drive from Shigatse to Rongbuk (5,000m/16,434ft) via Tingri

Day 14:

Morning visit Everest Base Camp and Rongbuk Monastery then drive to Kyirong (Gyirong) Border (2,700m/8,900ft, 370km)

Day 15:

Drive from Kyirong (Gyirong) to Kathmandu, Nepal (1,400m/4,600ft, 130km, 7 to 8 hours)

Day 16:

Explore Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Patan City in Kathmandu valley

Day 17:

Explore Pashupatinath, Bodhnath, and Bhaktapur City in Kathmandu valley

Day 18:

Final Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal

11. Beijing Lhasa EBC Kailash Kathmandu Tour - 20 Days

Patan Durbar Square

The long 20 days Beijing Lhasa EBC Kailash Kathmandu Tour discovers the sacred and mystical Mt. Kailash via trek and day tours to religious sites in Tibet and Nepal. The fascinating attractions in this all-inclusive Tour are a visit to the Great Wall and Forbidden City in Beijing, Everest Base Camp, and a trek around Mt. Kailash. It is the most popular Tour among pilgrims and spiritualists seeking solitude in the Tibetan plateaus and TransHimalayan topography.

This Tibet and Nepal tour starts with a sightseeing tour around Beijing in China. It includes Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Imperial Ancestral Temple, Beihai Park, and a stroll around Nanluoguxiang courtyard. Take a flight to Lhasa, Tibet, explore the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung, and Sera monasteries, then drive to Shigatse, passing Karola Glacier. After visiting the Tashilhunpo monastery from Shigatse, head to the Rongbuk area.

Early next morning, enjoy the stunning Mt. Everest from Everest Base Camp, then take the old Tingri Road to Saga County for a stay. Move to Drongpo County on the next day, then Darchen at the foot of Mt. Kailash, where you will start the trek the next day. On the first trek day, go around Mt. Kailash and visit Drirapuk Monastery, then circuit with the Dolma La pass, Lhachu valley floor, Khandotso lake, Zutulpuk monastery on the second day. Third and final day trek will bring you back to Darchen. On the next day, you will drive back to Saga County and then exit Tibet the next day via the Kyirong (Gyirong) border. From Rashuwagdi, Nepal, drive off to Kathmandu city on the next day. In Kathmandu, take a two days cultural sightseeing tour around the city's UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:          

Arrival in Beijing, China (55 m/180 ft)

Day 2:

Mutianyu Great Wall Sightseeing in Beijing

Day 3:

Visit Forbidden City, Imperial Ancestral Temple, Beihai Park in Beijing

Day 4:

Shopping and rickshaw ride around Nanluoguxiang courtyard in Beijing

Day 5:

Flight from Beijing to Lhasa, Tibet (3,650m/11,980ft)

Day 6:

Explore Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Day 7:

Visit Drepung and Sera Monastery in Lhasa

Day 8:

Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3,900m/12,800ft, 271km) via Gyantse city.

Day 9:

Drive from Shigatse to Rongbuk via Tingri

Day 10:

Visit Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp, then Drive to Saga

Day 11:

Drive from Saga to Darchen (450km/1,476ft)

Day 12:

Drive to Sershung (7km, 2 minutes) and Trek to Drirapuk (13km) around Mt. Kailash

Day 13:

Trek from Drirapuk to Dzutripuk (18km) via Dolma La Pass (5630m/18,471ft)

Day 14:

Trek from Dzutripuk back to Sershung(7km) and Drive to Darchen (5km)

Day 15:

Drive from Darchen to Saga

Day 16:

Drive from Saga to Kyirong (Gyirong) Border

Day 17:

Drive from Kyirong (Gyirong)/Rashuwaghadi to Kathmandu, Nepal (1,400m/4,600ft, 130km, 7 to 8 hours)

Day 18:

Explore Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Patan City in Kathmandu valley

Day 19:

Explore Pashupatinath, Bodhnath, and Bhaktapur City in Kathmandu valley

Day 20:

Final Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal

12. Shanghai Tibet Nepal Scenic Tour - 21 Days

Fewa Lake Pokhara

The 21 days Shanghai Tibet Nepal Scenic tour is an extended tour to the historical city of China, cultural sites of Lhasa, and natural and religious sites of Kathmandu. This China, Tibet Nepal tour is for those tourists who have ample time to explore the true scenic beauty of the neighboring countries influenced by Hindu and Buddhist religions. Get to enjoy the vistas of the Tibetan plateau and the Himalayas while visiting monasteries, fortresses dating back decades. The major attraction of this Tour is witnessing the unique wilderness in Pokhara and Chitwan and visiting the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Lumbini of Nepal.

The Shanghai Tibet Nepal Scenic Tour itinerary starts with a sightseeing tour around Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Oriental Pearl TV tower, Ke Zhi Garden, Zhujiajiao Ancient tower in Shanghai. After three days in Shanghai, you will fly to Lhasa in Tibet to visit the iconic Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung, and Sera monastery for three days. Then drive to Namtso Lake and back to Lhasa while enjoying Yampachen hot spring on the way. Pass by the Nyangchu Valley, Yamdrok Lake, and Gyangtse monastery towards Shigatse. From Shigatse, head to Rongbuk via Tingri with views of the tallest mountains in the world.

From Rongbuk, drive west to Kyirong (Gyirong) Border, from where a next day's drive will take you to Nepal's Rasuwagadi, then Kathmandu City. Take a day tour around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, and Patan City before heading to Pokhara, the city of lakes in the West. Sightseeing around Pokhara includes visiting Phewa Lake, Seti River Gorge, and Mahendra and Bat caves. From Pokhara, drive off to Chitwan National Park where you can enjoy a full day Safari activity and even encounter Bengal Tigers and One-horneAfter a sightseeing tour around Maya Devi Temple and Sacred Lumbini Garden, drive to Kathmandu for final departure.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:          

Arrive in Shanghai, China (4m/13ft)

Day 2:

Visit Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, and Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai

Day 3:

Visit Zhujiajiao Ancient Town in Shanghai

Day 4:

Flight from Shanghai to Lhasa, Tibet (3,650m/11,980ft)

Day 5:

Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Day 6:

Visit Drepung and Sera Monastery in Lhasa

Day 7:

Drive from Lhasa to Namtso Lake (4,718m/15,479 ft) and back to Dunxumg/Yampachen

Day 8:

Enjoy Yampachen hot spring and drive to Lhasa (230km, 5 hours)

Day 9:

Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse

Day 10:

Drive from Shigatse to Rongbuk

Day 11:

Visit Everest Base Camp and Rongbuk Monastery then drive from Rongbuk to Kyirong (Gyirong) Border

Day 12:

Drive from Kyirong (Gyirong)/Rasuwagadhi to Kathmandu, Nepal (1,400m/4,600ft, 130km, 7 to 8 hours)

Day 13:

Explore Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Patan City in Kathmandu

Day 14:

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (822 m/2,697 ft, 200km)

Day 15:

Sightseeing tour to Phewa Lake, Annapurna, Seti River Gorge in Pokhara

Day 16:

Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan (415 m/1,362 ft, 84km), Enjoy Cultural Show

Day 17:

Safari/ Jungle walk/ Canoeing activities in Chitwan National Park

Day 18:

Drive from Chitwan to Tilaurakot, Lumbini (165km, 4 to 5 hours)

Day 19:

Visit Kapilvastu city, Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, Sacred Garden in Lumbini

Day 20:

Drive from Lumbini to Kathmandu (255km, 6 to 7 hours)

Day 21:

Final Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal

13. Beijing Xi'an Lhasa EBC Nepal Cultural Tour - 22 Days

Lumbini

Beijing Xi'an Lhasa EBC Nepal cultural tour takes sightseeing around ancient cities of China, Buddhist influenced Lhasa and Hindu temples, and the birthplace of Buddha in Nepal. You get to visit the most captivating destinations, from UNESCO World Heritage Sites to two distinct Wonders of the world. This Tour is suited for those who have ample time and desire to witness the unique cultures and traditions of the three majestic lands.

The 22 days Beijing Xi'an Lhasa EBC Nepal Cultural Tour itinerary begins from the populous city of Beijing, China. A 2 days tour takes you to the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and Mutianyu Great Wall with 22 ancient watchtowers. A flight takes you to Xi'an, where you can visit the Emperor's Terracotta Army, Big Goose Pagoda, cycle around the Ancient city wall and Muslim streets. Leave for Lhasa, Tibet, on a train passing by scenic ice mountains, grasslands, and deserts. A two-day tour takes you to Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung, and Sera monastery at Lhasa. From there, head to Shigatse, passing by some glaciers and monasteries. The major attraction of the Tour is then visiting Everest Base Camp by crossing three major high passes towards Rongbuk.

After enjoying views of Mt. Everest and adjoining mountains drive off to Kyirong (Gyirong) Border for the night. Then cross the border and enter Nepal while heading to Kathmandu. Take a two-day culture walk around Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan ancient palaces, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath Stupas, and Pashupatinath temple. From there, take a long drive to Pokhara and enjoy a stroll at the Phewa Lake, Seti River Gorge, and two caves.

Drive off to Chitwan further south and enjoy two days of safari and jungle walk activities in Chitwan National Park to witness the rare Rhinoceros and Bengal Tiger. Head to Lumbini, birthplace of Buddha, to see the origins of Buddhism and visit the Maya Devi Temple, Sacred Lumbini Garden, and the ancient palace of King Suddhodhan in Tilaurakot. After the cultural Tour, head back to Kathmandu on a leisurely drive to conclude your Tour.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:          

Arrival in Beijing, China (44m/144ft)

Day 2:

Visit Forbidden City and Summer Palace in Beijing

Day 3:

Explore Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing

Day 4:

Flight to Xi'an and Visit Emperor Qin's Terracotta Army

Day 5:

Explore Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Cycling on the top of Ancient City Wall, and Muslim Quarter in Xi'an

Day 6:

Train Travel to Lhasa, Tibet

Day 7:

Enjoy Tibet Travel, Arrival in Lhasa (3,650m/11,980ft)

Day 8:

Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Day 9:

Visit Drepung and Sera Monastery in Lhasa

Day 10:

Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3,900m/12,800ft, 271km) via Gyantse

Day 11:

Drive from Shigatse to Rongbuk (5,000m/16,434ft) via Tingri

Day 12:

Morning visit Everest Base Camp and Rongbuk Monastery then drive to Kyirong (Gyirong) Border (B, 2,700m/8,900ft, 370km)

Day 13:

Drive from Kyirong (Gyirong) to Kathmandu, Nepal ((1,400m/4,600ft, 130km, 7 to 8 hours)

Day 14:

Explore Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Patan City in Kathmandu valley

Day 15:

Explore Pashupatinath, Bodhnath, and Bhaktapur City in Kathmandu valley

Day 16:

Explore Phewa Lake and Seti River Gorge in Pokhara

Day 17:

Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan (415 m/1,362 ft, 84km), Enjoy Cultural Show

Day 18:

Safari/ Jungle walk/ Canoeing activities in Chitwan National Park

Day 19:

Drive from Chitwan to Lumbini (165km, 4 to 5 hours) and Cultural sightseeing

Day 20:

Cultural and Historical Sightseeing in Tilaurakot

Day 21:

Drive from Lumbini to Pokhara

Day 22:

Final Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal

14. Shanghai Xi'an Lhasa EBC Kailash Kathmandu Tour - 23 Days

dolma La Pass

This 23-day Shanghai Xi'an Lhasa EBC Kailash Kathmandu Tour comprises a mixture of history, culture, traditions, geography, and nature all in one. This elaborate Tibet and Nepal tour explores the ancient civilizations and massive development in the hubs of China. Furthermore, the major attraction in the Tour is an up-close view of Mt. Everest from its base camp and a trek around the sacred Mt. Kailash.

The Tour begins with a flight to Shanghai, China, with a two-day tour to the Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Oriental Pearl, and Zhujiajiao Ancient towers. Take a bullet train to the city of Xi'an, where you visit the Terracotta Warrior Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shanxi History Museum and cycle around the ancient city wall. Further, board on a train to Lhasa and enjoy Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung, and Sera monastery cultural visits before heading to Shigatse.

Head to the Rongbuk area further south and enjoy the up-close Mt. Everest views from the Base Camp. Move to Saga then Drongpa County and stay at Darchen from where you begin your trek circuiting Mt. Kailash for three days, passing Dirapuk and Dzutrpuk before returning to Darchen. From Darchen, drive back to Saga then to the Kyirong (Gyirong) Border to enter Nepal. Take a two-day tour to Durbar Squares, ancient Newari settlements, Buddhist stupas, and the holy Hindu temples. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:          

Arrive in Shanghai, China (4m/13ft)

Day 2:

Visit Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, and Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai

Day 3:

Visit Zhujiajiao Ancient Town in Shanghai

Day 4:

Enjoy bullet train travel to Xi'an, China (405m/1,329ft, 7 hours 12 minutes)

Day 5:

Explore the Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an

Day 6:

Explore Shanxi History Museum, Cycling on the top of Ancient City Wall, and Muslim Quarter in Xi'an

Day 7:

Board on the train to Lhasa 

Day 8:

Enjoy Train Travel and Arrival in Lhasa, Tibet (3,650m/11,980ft)

Day 9:

Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Day 10:

Visit Drepung and Sera Monastery in Lhasa

Day 11:

Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse (360km)

Day 12:

Drive from Shigatse to Rongbuk

Day 13:

Drive from Rongbuk Monastery to Saga, Visit Everest Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft) and Rongbuk Monastery

Day 14:

Drive from Saga to Darchen (450km/1,476ft)

Day 15:

Drive to Sershung (7km) and Trek to Drirapuk (13km) around Mt. Kailash

Day 16:

Trek from Drirapuk to Dzutripuk (18km) via Dolma La Pass (5630m/18,471ft)

Day 17:

Trek from Dzutripuk back to Sershung(7km) and Drive to Darchen (5km)

Day 18:

Drive from Darchen to Saga

Day 19:

Drive from Saga to Kyirong (Gyirong) Border

Day 20:

Drive from Kyirong (Gyirong)/Rashuwaghadi to Kathmandu, Nepal (1,400m/4,600ft, 130km, 7 to 8 hours)

Day 21:

Explore Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Patan City in Kathmandu valley

Day 22:

Explore Pashupatinath, Bodhnath, and Bhaktapur City in Kathmandu valley

Day 23:

Final Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal

15. Guangzhou Xining Lhasa EBC Kailash Nepal Tour - 25 Days

Mount Kailash

Guangzhou Xining Lhasa EBC Kailash Nepal Tour is the longest and most elaborate overland tour from China, Tibet, and Nepal. This epic 25 days tour is beyond your expectations, filled with views of skyscrapers in the fast-paced cities of China to the quaint Tibetan Plateau and Himalayas in Lhasa and Nepal. It is one of the most luxurious and adventurous journeys offering a mixture of nature, heritage, culture, history, and unique wilderness.

This 25-day China Tibet and Nepal Tour start from China's southern hub of Guangzhou, where you visit the must-see Canton Tower. Then take a flight to the lavish Xining city and explore the inland saltwater Qinghai Lake on a cruise and visit Ta'er Monastery. Board on an overnight train ride to Lhasa, Tibet, while watching the topography change in front of your eyes. Tour for two days in Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Drepung, and Sera Monastery in Lhasa before driving to Shigatse on the next day.

Head to Everest Base Camp on the following day to enjoy the up-close views before driving to Saga County. Enjoy the amazing views of holy Lake Mansarovar on the way to Darchen, from where you will start the trek around Mt. Kailash. The trek lasts for three days passing Drirapuk, Dzutrpuk, before returning to Darchen. Leave for Saga, then head to Kyirong (Gyirong) Border to exit Tibet and enter Kathmandu, Nepal. Visit the cultural heritage sites in the two-day Tour around the city, then head to Chitwan National Park to witness rare flora and fauna. From Chitwan, head to Pokhara, the city of lakes, and explore caves, gorges, and the famous Phewa Lake before returning to Kathmandu for final departure.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:          

Arrival in Guangzhou, China (21m/68ft) and Explore Canton Tower

Day 2:

Flight from Guangzhou to Xining (2,275m/7,464ft, 3 hours)

Day 3:

Explore Qinghai Lake in Xining

Day 4:

Explore Ta'er Monastery and Board overnight Train to Lhasa, Tibet (3,650m/11,980ft)

Day 5:

Enjoy the scenic train ride

Day 6:

Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Day 7:

Visit Drepung and Sera Monastery in Lhasa

Day 8:

Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3,900m/12,800ft, 271km) via Gyantse city

Day 9:

Drive from Shigatse to Rongbuk (5,000m/16,434ft) via Tingri

Day 10:

Morning visit Everest Base Camp and Rongbuk Monastery then drive to Saga (450km)

Day 11:

Drive from Saga to Darchen

Day 12:

Drive to Sershung (7km) and Trek to Drirapuk (13km) around Mt. Kailash

Day 13:

Trek from Drirapuk to Dzutripuk (18km) via Dolma La Pass (5630m/18,471ft)

Day 14:

Trek from Dzutripuk back to Sershung(7km) and Drive to Darchen (5km)

Day 15:

Drive from Darchen to Saga

Day 16:

Drive from Saga to Kyirong (Gyirong) Border

Day 17:

Drive from Kyirong (Gyirong)/Rashuwaghadi to Kathmandu, Nepal (1,400m/4,600ft, 130km, 7 to 8 hours)

Day 18:

Explore Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Patan City in Kathmandu valley

Day 19:

Explore Pashupatinath, Bodhnath, and Bhaktapur City in Kathmandu valley

Day 20:

Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan (415m/1,362ft, 97km, 4 to 5 hours)

Day 21:

Safari/ Jungle walk/ Canoeing activities in Chitwan National Park

Day 22:

Drive from Chitwan to Pokhara (822 m/2,697ft, 83km)

Day 23:

Explore Phewa Lake, Seti River Gorge, Caves in Pokhara

Day 24:

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (200km, 5 to 6 hours)

Day 25:

Final Departure from Kathmandu

FAQs Of Tibet And Nepal Tours

FAQs Of Tibet And Nepal Tours

When is the ideal time for Tibet Nepal Tours?

There are different perks to traveling during different months in Tibet and Nepal. However, the ideal time is from April to June and from September to October. During these months, the skies are clear, views of the mountains are vivid, and there are numerous outdoor activities to enjoy.

Other times from November to March, when it is the offseason (winter season) for tourism in Tibet, you can enjoy discounts and avoid crowds as well.

Alternatively, from June to August, you can witness the numerous festivals celebrated in Tibet. However, the monsoon season brings heavy rainfall in Nepal along with road blockage.

Are there Everest Base Camps (EBC) in both Nepal and Tibet?

Yes, there is an Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) in Nepal's Sagarmatha National Park and an Everest Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft) in Tibet's Qomolangma National Nature Preserve. While you cannot witness the summit of Mt. Everest from EBC in Nepal, you can witness Mt. Everest summit and adjoining the four highest peaks from the EBC in Tibet.

Are foreigners allowed to visit Lhasa, Tibet? If so, what are the permits required?

Yes, Tibet welcomes foreigners with open arms. It is only for journalists, government officials, and diplomats who need to be approved by the China Foreign Affairs office to visit Tibet based on your purpose of travel.

For ordinary tourists, a Tibet Travel Permit and Chinese Visa is required to enter Tibet. For an overland tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu, the Alien's Travel Permit is required to travel to remote and western areas of Tibet. Your travel agency will make all the necessary arrangements for the permits to travel to the different destinations in Tibet and Nepal.

Can I go to the Tibet Nepal tour without a tour operator?

No, you cannot opt for Tibet Nepal tours without authorized tour operators. Tour guides and permits are mandatory to travel from Tibet to Nepal starting from mainland China. Your tour operator will apply for the Tibet Travel permits and make necessary arrangements to make it easier for you to travel.

Conclusion

The Tibet and Nepal tours are the most sought-after tours amidst people looking to explore the luxury of China, the Tibetan plateaus of Lhasa, and the heritage of Nepal. Those mentioned above 15 best tours visit some of the widely recognized Wonders of the World, natural reserves, and World Heritage sites. You should do thorough research before you embark on a long journey in these three wonderful landscapes of Southeastern Asia.

So, pick up your suitcase and get in touch with us for your next big trip to the majestic Tibet and Nepal.



  • Author: Naba Raj Amgai
  • Posted on: Wednesday Aug 18, 2021

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I am so happy to see and learn about this much travel itineraries in Tibet. Really good job done by the writer.
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Tibet looks amazingly beautiful. The routes mentioned in this article are really helpful in planning a trip to those places. Very well presented.
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Naba Raj Amgai, stepped into the world of travel and tourism in 1996. He is Founder and Managing Director of Third Rock Adventures.

Beginning his journey in the tourism industry as a humble Porter Guide to founding hospitality establishments and an adventure travel company, he has come a long way.

In a career spanning more than two decades, he has achieved more than anybody dreams of achieving. Along with his professional achievements, his selfless contribution towards his community and society has won him a lot of accolades and praises.

Having dedicated more than two decades in the tourism and hospitality sector, he has amassed a wealth of experience.

After passing high school, he began helping out some trekking guides and was soon recruited as a porter guide at a reputed trekking agency. Within a short time, he was individually guiding clients across the well-known trails of the Himalayas.

He went on to lead tour groups on multi-country tours to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. Being a part of mountain climbing expeditions familiarised him with expedition logistics and operations. Later on, he went to become the Executive Director and took over the reins of Operations, Sales and Marketing departments. Spending several years in the tourism field has made Naba Raj Amgai a destination expert.

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