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Embark on an extraordinary Nepal and Tibet Tour, transcending the bustling streets of cosmopolitan Kathmandu to venture into the holy realm of Tibet - a land that rests on the lofty heights of 'the roof of the world.' Prepare to unravel the wonders of these two Himalayan countries, where ancient traditions, captivating landscapes, and thrilling adventures await.
Your journey begins in Kathmandu, where you'll immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of Nepal. Explore the ancient UNESCO World Heritage Sites that dot the valley, marveling at the intricate architecture and spiritual significance of each temple and palace. Feel the mysticism of Durbar Square as you stroll through its historic alleys, and let the rich aroma of local markets entice your senses.
Next, you'll take to the skies and fly to the fabled city of Lhasa, the spiritual heart of Tibet. Prepare to be captivated by the resplendent Potala Palace, an architectural gem adorned with a thousand rooms and thirteen stories, offering a glimpse into the grandeur of Tibetan history. Wander through ancient dzongs, majestic fortresses that stand as guardians of the land, and delve into the spiritual ambiance of monasteries that have echoed with prayers for centuries.
But the journey doesn't end there. The sacred Jokhang Temple, a revered sanctuary dating back to the 7th century, beckons you with its allure. Join the throngs of pilgrims as they pay homage to this spiritual sanctuary, immersing yourself in the devotion and fervor that permeate the air.
After the enchantment of Tibet, you'll return to Kathmandu and catch a flight to Pokhara, a city blessed with nature's splendor. Breathe in the pristine mountain air as you gaze upon the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna Range, reflected in the tranquil waters of Phewa, Begnas, and Rupa Lakes. Allow yourself to be enchanted by Pokhara's ethereal beauty, earning its well-deserved title as 'the Jewel of the Himalaya.'
From the serenity of Pokhara, your adventure takes a wild turn as you drive to Chitwan National Park, a haven of biodiversity nestled in the heart of the jungle. Here, guided by experienced naturalists, you'll embark on thrilling wildlife encounters. Keep your eyes peeled for the majestic royal Bengal tiger and the elusive one-horned rhinos as you traverse the dense foliage and witness the untamed beauty of the animal kingdom.
Conclude your Nepal and Tibet Tour in Kathmandu, the vibrant capital city of Nepal. Reflect on the memories and experiences gathered along your journey, savoring the richness of the cultures, the awe-inspiring landscapes, and the warmth of the people you encountered.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in the treasures of Nepal and Tibet, where ancient traditions meet breathtaking vistas, and adventure intertwines with spirituality. Prepare to be captivated, inspired, and transformed. Embrace the call of the Himalayas and embark on an extraordinary journey that will forever remain etched in your heart.
As your plane descends into Kathmandu, the sight of snow-capped mountain peaks fills you with excitement and anticipation. Welcomed by our dedicated team at Tribhuvan International Airport, you'll be whisked away to your hotel, where our knowledgeable guide will assist you with check-in. After a moment to refresh, join us for a briefing on the incredible activities that await you.
With the formalities taken care of, take some time to explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu, immersing yourself in the city's energy. In the evening, gather for a detailed briefing led by our experienced guide, ensuring you're fully prepared for the journey ahead.
Your time in Kathmandu is just the beginning of an unforgettable adventure. With our personalized service and attention to detail, Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expedition will ensure you create memories that last a lifetime. Get ready to explore the wonders of Nepal and beyond, as the magic of the Himalayas unfolds before you.
After a restful night's sleep and a delicious breakfast, we begin our captivating tour of Kathmandu. We visit Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, offering a breathtaking view of the Kathmandu Valley. Our guide shares fascinating historical and cultural insights about this sacred site. We then explore the Living Goddess home and Kathmandu Durbar Square, immersing ourselves in the rich heritage of ancient royal palaces. Next, we marvel at the grandeur of Boudhanath, the world's largest Buddhist stupa, and enjoy a delightful lunch at a nearby restaurant with the chance to glimpse the majestic Ganesh Himal. In the afternoon, we visit the revered Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, witnessing its spiritual significance along the banks of the Bagmati River.
As the sun sets, we're treated to a special Nepali Sherpa dinner at the home of Mr. Pasang Sherpa, the director of Mountain Sherpa Trekking. Prepared by his family, this authentic experience allows us to delve into Sherpa and Tibetan cultures, fostering a deeper connection and appreciation for their traditions. After a fulfilling day, you have the following day free to relax or explore the wonders of Kathmandu at your own pace, preparing for the adventures ahead on your Nepal and Tibet tour.
Embark on a captivating journey after indulging in a hearty breakfast at your hotel, as you venture towards the enchanting city of Patan. Prepare to be transported back in time as you wander through the streets of this UNESCO-protected marvel, adorned with the architectural splendors of Newari design. Behold the Ancient Royal Palace, a captivating testament to the city's regal past, and let your imagination soar as you explore its storied halls.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Patan's culture as you visit a local handicraft center, where skilled artisans weave intricate tales with their hands. Witness their craftsmanship firsthand and marvel at the exquisite creations that bring the essence of Nepalese art to life. But the adventure doesn't stop there, for next on the itinerary is a visit to the Tibetan Refugee Camp, where resilience and strength intertwine to create a sense of community that touches the heart.
As the sun begins its descent, your journey takes you to the ancient city of Bhaktapur, a living testament to Nepal's rich heritage. Step into a medieval wonderland as you stroll through its narrow alleys, where time seems to have stood still. Marvel at the Golden Gate, an exquisite entrance that whispers stories of the past, and lose yourself in the Palace of 55 Windows, a symphony of architectural grandeur.
As you navigate the city's labyrinthine streets, you'll encounter the majestic Taleju Temple, standing tall as a testament to devotion and spiritual grace. Traverse the historic Datratra Square, where the heartbeat of Bhaktapur echoes through its vibrant markets and bustling atmosphere. Finally, discover the Pottery Square, where skilled potters shape clay with their deft hands, breathing life into vessels that tell stories of tradition and craftsmanship.
As the day draws to a close, embark on a scenic drive to the hilltop retreat of Nagarkot, a sanctuary that offers respite from the clamor of the city. Check-in to your hotel, where breathtaking views await, and allow the serenity of Nagarkot's panoramic vistas to wash over you. Prepare for a tranquil evening, as you rest, rejuvenate, and savor the anticipation of the adventures that lie ahead.
Today tour from Nagarkot is about the six-hour excursion to the rural Newari towns of Bungamati, Khokana and Kritipur. It's an exceptional chance to learn about the societies of the rural inhabitants whose families have thrived here since ancient times. These are the Newars, people who are original to the Kathmandu Valley. Even today they live modestly, in much the same way as their forefathers.
Visit Kirtipur for a real experience of Newari culture, the native culture of the Kathmandu Valley. Walk along its narrow lanes to witness the life of its residents who have preserved their age-old customs and beliefs to this day. This city is also best for trying out some traditional Newari food that hasn’t been changed by outside influences.
Kirtipur is located on a ridge 8 km southwest of Kathmandu, overseeing the valley. The prehistoric Newar Township with its brick-paved paths lined with typical red brick houses and tiled roofs, and shrine squares, is a natural fortress. Overnight stay in Kathmandu
Morning you will fly for about an hour over the panoramic Himalayan Ranges to the capital of Tibet (Lhasa). Lhasa at an altitude of 3,650 meters/ 11,975 feet is situated on the north bank of the Kyichu River. Lhasa in Tibetan means “Place of the God”, the resident of Dalai Lama, on arrival you will be greeted by the local Tibetan guide and transferred to your respective Hotel (60km/hr). Free to wander around the city. Overnight Stay in Lhasa.
After having a healthy buffet breakfast at the hotel, start the day with the fantastic Potala Palace, which historically served as the winter home of the Dalai Lama. Potala Palace is one of the most beautiful monuments in Tibet with 1,000 rooms and 13 stores to explore this is undoubtedly the most admired tourist attraction in Tibet. It was first used in the 7th century by the 33rd king of Tibet. The most precious collections in the Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of the former Dalai Lamas and the meditation cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
After lunch, we enjoy a tour of Jokhang Temple, which was also founded in the 7th century by the 33rd great king of Tibet to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni as he was at the age of twelve – this is possibly the most respected object in Tibetan Buddhism. Make a “Kora” (a religious circuit around Barkhor street) with pilgrims and locals. Finish the day after exploring Barkhor market, which is also a great place to pick up locally made handicrafts and souvenirs. See Tibet from a unique and magical perspective with our local Tibetan guide. Overnight stay in Lhasa.
Embark on a full-day tour of Sera Monastery and Norbulingka Palace, two iconic landmarks in Lhasa, Tibet.
Begin your day with a visit to Sera Monastery, one of the three great monastic universities in Tibet. Marvel at the stunning architectural beauty of this historical site as you explore its courtyards, temples, and halls. Witness the renowned Buddhist monks engage in lively philosophical debates, a fascinating tradition that has been preserved for centuries.
Next, make your way to Norbulingka Palace, the former summer residence of the Dalai Lamas. Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of this sprawling complex, surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and serene ponds. Admire the intricate Tibetan architectural designs showcased in the palace buildings and soak in the rich history and cultural significance of this revered site.
As you wander through Norbulingka, discover the Dalai Lama's private quarters, audience chambers, and vibrant murals that depict Tibetan Buddhist art and mythology. Take a leisurely stroll amidst the peaceful surroundings, allowing the serene ambiance to transport you to a bygone era.
Throughout the day, engage with knowledgeable local guides who can provide insights into the history, traditions, and significance of these revered sites. Take your time to absorb the spiritual and cultural essence of Sera Monastery and Norbulingka Palace, capturing memories and moments that will linger in your heart long after the tour concludes.
Experience a seamless transition from the mystical lands of Tibet to the vibrant city of Kathmandu as you embark on a breathtaking flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Bid farewell to the awe-inspiring landscapes of Tibet as you board your flight, ready to embark on a short but awe-inspiring journey. As the plane takes off, watch as the rugged Himalayan peaks gradually fade from sight, leaving you with indelible memories of your time in this enchanting region.
As you traverse the skies, prepare to be amazed by the panoramic views that unfold before you. The flight offers a unique perspective of the majestic Himalayas, allowing you to witness their towering peaks and vast expanses from a whole new vantage point. Marvel at the grandeur of these mountains as they stretch across the horizon, evoking a sense of awe and wonder.
As you descend towards Kathmandu, catch glimpses of the lush valleys and terraced fields below, a stark contrast to the rugged terrain you left behind. The plane gracefully touches down, and you find yourself in the vibrant and culturally rich city of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
Upon arrival at the Kathmandu Airport, our guide and driver will be waiting for you, ready to assist you in your onward journey. They will transfer you to your hotel, ensuring a smooth and comfortable transition. Take some time to settle in and relax before venturing out to explore the wonders of Kathmandu.
During your stay in Kathmandu, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and discover the city's hidden gems. Explore the bustling markets of Ason and Thamel, where you can indulge in the vibrant atmosphere and find unique treasures to take home as mementos of your journey.
Our knowledgeable guide will be there to accompany you, providing insights and recommendations to make the most of your time in Kathmandu. Whether you're seeking spiritual enlightenment, historical landmarks, or simply the joy of getting lost in the winding streets, Kathmandu offers a multitude of experiences to satisfy every traveler's curiosity.
On the ninth day of your journey, prepare for an exciting adventure as you fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, a city nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas. After a short and scenic flight, you'll touch down in Pokhara, known for its breathtaking natural beauty and serene lakes.
Once you arrive, get ready to embark on a sightseeing tour around Pokhara city. This enchanting city is a paradise for nature lovers, offering stunning views of snow-capped mountains, tranquil lakes, and cascading waterfalls.
Visit the famous Phewa Lake, the second-largest lake in Nepal, where you can take a boat ride and soak in the serene ambiance. Marvel at the reflection of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountains on the crystal-clear waters of the lake, creating a postcard-perfect scene.
Continue your exploration by visiting the Barahi Temple, situated on a small island in the middle of Phewa Lake. Take in the spiritual atmosphere and learn about the significance of this sacred site, dedicated to Goddess Durga.
Next, make your way to the captivating Devi's Fall, also known as Patale Chhango. Witness the raw power of the cascading waterfall as it plunges into an underground gorge, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. Capture the beauty of this natural wonder through your lens and create lasting memories.
Venture to the nearby Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, an intricate network of limestone caverns adorned with stalactites and stalagmites. Explore the underground chambers and pay homage to Lord Shiva at the revered temple nestled within the cave.
As the day comes to a close, take a leisurely stroll along the bustling streets of Lakeside, where you can shop for souvenirs, sample delicious local cuisine, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere. Enjoy the scenic beauty that surrounds you and relish in the tranquility that Pokhara has to offer.
After a day filled with exploration and awe-inspiring sights, retreat to your hotel in Pokhara for a well-deserved rest. Reflect on the beauty and charm of this enchanting city, knowing that more adventures await you in the days to come.
Experience a full day of exploration and natural beauty in Pokhara, starting with an early morning adventure to Sarangkot. As the sun begins to rise, witness a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayas as they unveil their majestic splendor. The awe-inspiring views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Dhaulagiri mountains create a mesmerizing backdrop for a memorable sunrise.
After capturing the magic of Sarangkot, we embark on a scenic hike to the World Peace Stupa. As we ascend the trail, surrounded by lush greenery and serenity, a sense of tranquility washes over us. Upon reaching the World Peace Stupa, be prepared to be captivated by its serene ambiance and panoramic vistas of Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake, and the surrounding mountains. Take a moment to absorb the serenity and reflect on the significance of peace in our lives and the world.
Our journey continues as we visit the International Mountain Museum, a treasure trove of knowledge and history. Immerse yourself in the fascinating exhibits that showcase the rich mountaineering heritage of the region, including the history of famous expeditions, cultural artifacts, and geological wonders. Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and triumphs of those who dared to conquer the mighty peaks of the Himalayas.
Throughout the day, our experienced guide will provide insights and share stories about the local culture, geography, and natural wonders, adding depth and meaning to your journey. As the day draws to a close, you'll return to Pokhara, filled with a sense of awe and gratitude for the wonders you've encountered.
This full-day tour in Pokhara promises a captivating blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and spiritual serenity. Get ready to be immersed in the breathtaking landscapes and rich history that make this city a true gem of Nepal.
Get ready for an exhilarating journey from Pokhara to Chitwan National Park, as you embark on a scenic drive through Nepal's captivating landscapes. Buckle up and prepare for a thrilling ride as you traverse narrow winding gorges and deep river valleys, passing terraced fields that bear witness to the toil of generations. As you make your way across the vast plains, a sense of anticipation builds, knowing that the thrilling jungles of Chitwan National Park await.
The road stretches before you, offering breathtaking vistas of this diverse country. From the comfort of your private vehicle, you can sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in the mesmerizing views that unfold before your eyes. Feel the adrenaline coursing through your veins as you soak in the natural beauty that surrounds you.
After hours of captivating landscapes, you arrive at Chitwan National Park just in time for a sumptuous late lunch. The excitement mounts as you step into this wildlife haven, known for its incredible biodiversity and thrilling experiences. Check-in to your luxury resort, where comfort and indulgence await you. Take a moment to refresh and rejuvenate before immersing yourself in the wonders of Chitwan.
Meet with a knowledgeable representative who will guide you through the program for your time here, ensuring that every moment is filled with adventure and discovery. Chitwan National Park offers a wealth of experiences, from thrilling jungle safaris to encounters with majestic wildlife. Get acquainted with your surroundings, feel the pulse of the jungle, and prepare for two unforgettable nights in this captivating wilderness.
As the sun sets over the park, the air is filled with anticipation. Chitwan National Park beckons you to explore its hidden treasures and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. Get ready for an adventure like no other, where every moment holds the promise of discovery and every experience leaves you in awe.
Your time in Chitwan National Park is bound to be an exciting chapter of your Nepal and Tibet tour, filled with thrilling encounters, breathtaking landscapes, and unforgettable memories. Embrace the wild side and let the spirit of adventure guide you through this extraordinary destination.
Get ready for an extraordinary day filled with thrilling jungle safari activities in the captivating Chitwan National Park. Brace yourself for a wildlife encounter like no other as you set out on an adventure accompanied by an experienced naturalist who will unravel the mysteries of the park's diverse flora and fauna.
As the sun begins to rise, embark on a serene journey cruising along the pristine waters of the Rapti River in traditional dugout canoes. Allow the tranquil ambiance to wash over you as you soak in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, with the golden hues of the sunrise casting a magical spell.
The excitement continues as you venture deeper into the heart of the jungle, embarking on an adventurous walk. Immerse yourself in the wilderness, guided by your knowledgeable naturalist, as you make your way to the Crocodile Breeding Center. Marvel at the remarkable efforts being made to protect and preserve these incredible creatures, learning about their habits and the importance of their conservation.
Return to the resort, where a delectable breakfast awaits, replenishing your energy for the adventures that lie ahead. Set off on an ox cart ride, journeying through the enchanting Tharu village. Immerse yourself in the local culture, observing the unique lifestyle of the Tharu community and gaining insights into their customs and traditions.
Next up is an unforgettable encounter with the majestic elephants. Engage in an elephant briefing conducted by our senior naturalist, who will unveil the intriguing and unbelievable habits of these gentle giants. Witness their intelligence and deep bond with their caretakers. Depending on the season, you may even have the opportunity to join the elephants for a refreshing bathing session along the riverbanks, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Return to the resort for a well-deserved lunch, savoring a delicious meal that satisfies both your palate and your appetite for adventure. Afterward, gear up for an exhilarating jeep safari inside the magnificent Chitwan National Park. Traverse through the dense forests and open grasslands, keeping your eyes peeled for the iconic wildlife that calls this park home. From the graceful one-horned rhinoceros and elegant deer species to the impressive gharial crocodiles and a vibrant array of birdlife, prepare to be captivated by the diversity that surrounds you. And if luck is on your side, you might even catch a glimpse of the elusive leopard, the elusive sloth bear, or the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger, creating a truly unforgettable wildlife encounter.
As the day draws to a close, immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural performances of the Tharu community. Let their traditional music and dances weave tales of their rich heritage, their colorful wardrobes reflecting the deep bond between their people and the natural world that surrounds them.
This day of jungle safari activities in Chitwan National Park promises excitement, wonder, and a deep connection with nature. Get ready to embark on a thrilling adventure, immersing yourself in the untamed beauty of the wilderness and creating memories that will forever linger in your heart.
After having our breakfast, you will transfer to Bharatpur airport to fly to Kathmandu. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, we will drive to Thamel and Ason areas to visit a local market for shopping and to explore local areas. We also visit the Garden of Dreams, a peaceful oasis in the middle of a bustling city. Evening joins cultural dinner then explore around Thamel and enjoy the nightlife of Kathmandu and back to the hotel.
As your journey in this incredible land draws to a close, we want to ensure that every moment is seamless and unforgettable. Our dedicated representative and our trusty office vehicle stand ready at your hotel, eagerly awaiting the opportunity to transfer you to the airport for your connecting flight home.
Reflecting on the time we've spent together, we are filled with a sense of joy and deep satisfaction. Serving you has been an absolute pleasure, and the bonds we've forged are etched in our hearts. From the very beginning, you entrusted us with crafting a remarkable adventure, and we are grateful for the opportunity to have been your travel partner throughout this extraordinary journey.
As we bid you farewell, we extend our sincere gratitude for choosing Mountain Sherpa Trekking and Expeditions. Your trust in our expertise and dedication is something we hold in high regard. It has been our utmost pleasure to guide you through the wonders of Nepal, allowing you to immerse yourself in its rich culture, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality.
As you embark on your onward journey, carrying with you the memories and experiences that have become a part of your being, we wish you safe travels and endless moments of reflection on the remarkable time spent in this amazing country. Though we say goodbye for now, we do so with the knowledge that our paths may cross once again in the future.
Namaste, dear friends! Until the day we have the joy of meeting again, may your lives be filled with adventure, discovery, and the enduring spirit of exploration.
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