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Himalayan Adventure – Tibet to Nepal

2015 Tour Prices From $6,994 - 20 Days, from selected Australian cities

2016 Early Birds From $6,880 - 20 Days, fully inclusive from selected Australian cities

This incredible tour is designed to bring out the adventurer in you. It will be challenging but the rewards will be worth the effort. You will see mystical temples in Tibet before your journey becomes more adventurous as you travel to Mt. Everest Base Camp.

Cross the border into Nepal, where the scenery and landscape changes dramatically. Kathmandu is a fascinating city, like an open-air museum with mediaeval temples, palaces and shrines. From the stark dry lands of Tibet to the fertile lands of Nepal, this journey offers so much variation, which is sure to delight you.

You will find our 2015 tour prices have also been listed for your convenience. While these departures are not included as part of our Early Bird Specials, we have a great range of tours available for travel in 2015! Take advantage of these great prices before 2016 increases.

Please note that itineraries are based on 2015 programmes. Variations to itineraries and durations may occur for travel in 2016 – please refer to our Early Bird brochure. 2016 Specials are valid when flying Cathay Pacific. Road to Samarkand utilises China Southern Airlines. 2016 Early Bird savings are based on the price reduction from the 2016 group tour prices published 26 May 2015

Tour itinerary

DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO CHENGDU

Fly with Singapore Airlines to Chengdu for a two night stay.

DAY 2: CHENGDU

Enjoy a morning visit to the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to see these beloved animals in an environment similar to their natural habitat. Later, explore the ancient stores along Jinli Street and wander through Wuhou Temple.

DAY 3: CHENGDU TO LHASA

Fly to Lhasa, the capital and spiritual home of Tibet. This afternoon is free at your leisure to help you acclimatise to the higher altitude.

DAY 4: LHASA

Visit the Jokhang Temple, which is the most sacred and spiritual in all of Tibet. Afterwards, wander among the pilgrims at the colourful mediaeval Barkhor Markets and visit the magnificent Sera Monastery.

DAY 5: LHASA

Explore the Potala Palace, known as the ‘Crown Jewel of Tibet’. The palace consists of hundreds of rooms filled with intricate shrines and frescoes and is the official winter residence of the Dalai Lama.

DAY 6: LHASA TO SHIGATSE

Leave Lhasa for Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. En route you will stop at Gyantse to see the famous Gyantse Kumbum.

DAY 7: SHIGATSE TO NEW TINGRI

Visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, built in 1447 and once home to over 4,000 monks. It now however, only houses several hundred. Continue to New Tingri, crossing the Gyatso-la Pass (5,220m).

DAY 8: NEW TINGRI – MT. EVEREST BASE CAMP

Rise early to cross the Gue-la Pass and enjoy the panoramic views of the eastern Himalaya. Continue your drive to Pasum where you will visit the monastic village of Rongbuk and enjoy an excursion to Mt. Everest Base Camp. While here, there will be plenty of opportunities for photographs at the site (weather permitting).

DAY 9: NEW TRINGRI TO LHASA VIA SHIGATSE

Drive from New Tringri to Lhasa visa Shigatse (approximately 11 hours). Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

DAY 10: LHASA TO BHAKTAPUR VIA KATHMANDU

Transfer to Lhasa airport after checking out from hotel and board the flight to Nepal. Upon arrival be greeted by your Nepali guide and transferred to Bhaktapur. Stop in Dhulikel en route to see the traditional Nuwari Houses and browse the local market.

DAY 11: BHAKTAPUR

Rise early and tour the UNESCO World Heritage listed temple of Changu Narayan, the oldest temple in the valley. Hike from the temple to Telkot. Travel to Bhaktapur and visit the heritage listed Old Houses where you will enjoy a typical Nepali lunch.  Explore the 9th century built town, including the Golden Gate at the Palace of 55 Windows.

DAY 12: BHAKTAPUR TO POKHARA

Drive to Pokhara. Upon arrival tour this small town and view the scenery of the Himalaya. Later, enjoy a boat ride on picturesque Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in Nepal.

DAY 13: POKHARA TO CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK

Rise early and visit a Hindu temple before departing for Chitwan National Park, among the most popular attractions in Nepal and one of the last refuges of the One-Horned Rhino. Enjoy an afternoon safari and attend a briefing about the national park and the activities on offer while staying here.

DAY 14: CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy the day at Chitwan National Park with its comprehensive programme of activities, including elephant bathing, safaris, jungle walks and bird watching.

DAY 15: CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK TO DAMAN

This morning leave Chitwan National Park and drive to Daman. You will have free time at your leisure to explore this wonderful hillside town, which has some of the most spectacular panoramic views of the Himalaya in all of Nepal.

DAY 16: DAMAN TO KATHMANDU

You may wish to rise early this morning to view the spectacular sunrise over the Himalaya. Depart Daman and travel to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, which is surrounded by four major mountains. Once in Kathmandu the remainder of the day is free at your leisure.

DAY 17: KATHMANDU – PATAN

Visit Patan, the second largest city in Nepal, known for its rich tradition of art. See the UNESCO World Heritage listed former Royal Palace as well as Patan’s Durbur Square. Return to Kathmandu and tour the Bodhnath Stupa, the largest stupa in Nepal.  Transfer to the Monastery at Bodhnath for a Lama Blessing and then tour the Pashupatinath Temple, located on the banks of the Bagmati River.

DAY 18: KATHMANDU

Enjoy a tour around Kathmandu, visiting Swayambhunath Temple, also known as the Monkey Temple, followed by Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, the Kumari Temple and Thamel Market, a popular place for tourists.

DAY 19: DEPART KATHMANDU

You will be transferred to Kathmandu airport to board your overnight flight to Australia.

DAY 20: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Arrive home today.

Tour Reviews

"What a great experience…"
Reviewed:

What a great experience in such a different world to the one we live in. A real adventure, sometimes a little taxing due to the varying conditions encountered, made it an incredible 3 weeks to see and experience the culture in both Tibet and Nepal. Overall a really enjoyable trip and I’d have no hesitation in recommending Wendy Wu to anyone.

Brian Killingsworth
Victoria
Travelled on: Himalayan Adventure – Tibet to Nepal

Dates & Prices

From $6,994 per person

2015 Tour Prices

20 Days, fully inclusive Twin Share

Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth with Singapore Airlines

From Price Includes Tour cost $6,202 Singapore Airlines Fuel Surcharge $613 & Tipping $179 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in destination. See Booking Conditions)
From $6,880 per person

2016 Early Birds

20 Days, fully inclusive Twin Share

Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth with Cathay Pacific Airways

*Brisbane passengers may fly via Cairns en route from Hong Kong to Brisbane.

**Adelaide passengers may depart one day earlier and require one night pre-tour accommodation in Chengdu at an additional cost.

Perth passengers depart Perth one day earlier due to Cathay Pacific Airways flight schedules.

From Price Includes Tour cost $6,616 Cathay Pacific Airways Fuel Surcharge $85 & Tipping $179 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in destination. See Booking Conditions)
From $1,650 Single Hotel Room Option
From $5,564 Land Only including Tipping
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24/09/15 13/10/15 $6,994 Singapore
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21/04/16 10/05/16 $7,914 Singapore
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Important Notes:

Tour availability

Tour availability is updated each Monday. While every effort is made to ensure availability status is current, it is advisable to contact our reservations department on 1300 727 998 Limited seats denotes 4 seats or less available.

Singapore Airlines - Above prices include fuel surcharges and tipping of $792. Please note the Tipping amount of USD138 (AUD179) is payable on arrival in China.

Cathay Pacific Airways - Above prices include Fuel surcharges and tipping of $264. Please note the Tipping amount of USD138 (AUD179) is payable on arrival in China.

Though status is regularly updated, availability above is indicative only, not live and hence does not guarantee that space is available on your selected tour when you or your agent calls Wendy Wu Tours to book. Booking early is the only way to ensure availability of your selected departure date.

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