Affectionately referred to as the “Roof of the World,” Tibet is a popular tour destination on the Himalayas. Set in the midst of majestic Himalayan heights and strewn with peaceful Buddhist gompas, Tibet is the perfect holiday destination. Enjoy shopping in Tibet though make sure not to buy too much jewelry or artifacts as one is not allowed to take too many ethnic objects out of Tibet. It is advisable to wear simple clothes in layers so that one can add a layer or remove it depending upon the ever varying temperature in Tibet.
Try and carry a complete first aid kit replete with ultra-violet protection, sunglasses, sun blocks and more. Those with ailments of the heart, lungs and blood must get a mandatory check up before setting out on a travel to Tibet.
You must carry a valid passport and visa on your Tibet tours and keep photocopies of all your identification documents and papers while traveling to tourist attractions in Tibet.
DAY1 :ARRIVAL IN DELHI
Welcome to Delhi. On arrival, our tour operator will have the pleasure of transferring you to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 2 :DELHI SIGHTSEEING
Full day combined city tour of New Delhi and Old Delhi, visiting the famous Jama Masjid, mighty Red Fort, Raj Ghat, India Gate, President House, Qutab Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. Back to the hotel for a night stay.
DAY 3 :DELHI – RUDRAPUR
Your day starts with a drive to Rudrapur. The distance is around 230 km and it will take approximately 7 hrs for the journey. On arrival, check in at hotel. Rest of the day, you can indulge in your independent activities. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
DAY 4 :RUDRAPUR – BANBASA – BARDIA
After your breakfast in the hotel, drive to Banbasa (Nepal Border) which is 90 km away and takes nearly 4 hrs. Enroute visit Nanak Mata Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) and Nanak Sagar Lake. On arrival after, Nepalese Immigration formalities, walk down to cross the border to enter Nepal where coach will be waiting. Drive to Bardia National Park which is 142 km away. On arrival, check in at lodge. Overnight stay at the lodge.
DAY 5 :BARDIA
Full day jungle activities in the Royal Bardia National Park, including jungle walks, jeep safari and elephant ride. Overnight stay at the lodge.
DAY 6 :BARDIA – BUTWAL – POKHARA
The day is completely set aside for traveling. In the morning itself, we drive to Pokhara passing through Butwal. The journey is 466 km long and will take something around 10 hrs. On arrival, check in at hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 7 :POKHARA – SARANKOT – POKHARA
Early morning start to the trekking adventure in Sarankot hills (About 3 hrs light trek ). Lunch on the way and return to Pokhara. A half day city tour of Pokhara including boat ride at Fawa lake. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 8 :POKHARA – KATHMANDU
After a sumptuous Nepali breakfast, head for the capital city of Kathmandu. The journey is 210 km long and will require half a day. On arrival, Check in at hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 9 :KATHMANDU
Kathmandu is a big city and has many fabulous places to explore. The day will be spent sightseeing inside the city visiting Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhnath, Patan and Darbar Square. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 10 :KATHMANDU – ZHANGMU
In the morning, drive to Koari (Nepal China Border). After Chinese Immigration formalities, cross friendship bridge on foot and then drive further to Zhangmu. On arrival, check in at hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 11 :ZHANGMU – XEGAR
Drive to Xeger crossing the Nyalam and Lulung passes in Tibet. The drive will be 242 km long and will take 8 hrs. The journey will be absolutely scintillating as you will get the best views of the Himalayas and Mt. Everest. On arrival, check in at hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 12 :XEGAR – SHIGATSE
After a warm and delicious Tibetan breakfast, drive to Shigatse which is approximately 244 km away and we will require around 8 hrs to cover the distance. Shigatse is around 4000m above sea level, so it is going to be a bit chilly. On arrival, directly check in the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 13 :SHIGATSE – GYANTSE
Morning is for a pleasant sightseeing session inside Shigatse itself. Visit the famous Tashilhunpo Monastery. In the afternoon, head for Gyantse which is not too far from here. It will take around 2 hrs to cover the distance of 90 km. After you check in at your hotel, move on to explore Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 14 :GYANTSE – LHASA
In the first half of the day, we will drive to the Tibetan Capital city of Lhasa. Along the journey, we will cross through KARO Pass (5010 m), KAMBA Pass (4794 m) and mesmerizing Yamdruk Lake. On arrival, check in at hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 15 :IN LHASA
Lhasa is the most important city of Tibet and holds many wonders to be explored. The day is completely set aside for a sightseeig tour visiting places like Barkhor street, Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. Back to the hotel for a rejuvenating night stay.
DAY 16 :IN LHASA
This day too is we will be coverig the other attractions of the city. Visit the Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery and Norbulingka. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 17 :IN LHASA
Lhasa being such a big and vibrant city, offers you many options for different activities. Go into the narrow streets and explore the depths of this charming city. Shopping in Lhasa is definitely going to be the most cherished activity. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 18 :LHASA / KATHMANDU – KATHMANDU / DELHI
You will be transferred to airport in time to board flight CA 407 to Kathmandu which leaves at 1035 hrs, local Tibetan time. The arrival at Kathmandu will be at 0925 hrs according to local time of Kathmandu. Fly to Delhi by flight SG 042 which leaves Kathmandu airport at 1055 hrs, local time and reaches Delhi at 1230 hrs. On arrival at Delhi, check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 19 :DEPARTURE FROM DELHI
Checkout of the hotel at 1200 hrs and transfer to airport where you will board the flight for your onward journey.