Himalayan Adventure – Tibet to Nepal
From $7,009 - 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.
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 TINGRI TO ZHANGMU
Continue your drive towards the Nepalese and Tibet border via Nyalam and Zhangmu. From Nyalam, the transition from the high, dry and wild Tibetan plateau, twisting through steep and narrow gorges to Nepal’s green hills is breathtaking.
DAY 10: ZHANGMU TO BHAKTAPUR VIA DHULIKHEL
Drive to the border and cross the Friendship Bridge. After clearing customs and immigration, bid farewell to your Chinese guide as you are greeted by your Nepalese guide and transferred to Bhaktapur. Stop in Dhulikhel en route to see the traditional Nuwari houses and browse the local market.
DAY 11: BHAKTAPUR
Explore the 9th-century-built town of Bhaktapur, including the Golden Gate at the Palace of 55 Windows. Tour the UNESCO World Heritage listed temple of Changu Narayan, the oldest temple in the valley.
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 Durbar Square. Return to Kathmandu and tour the Bodhnath Stupa, the largest stupa in Nepal, and then 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.
"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.
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Dates & Prices
Singapore Airlines - Above prices include fuel surcharges and tipping of $747. Please note the Tipping amount of USD138, NPR1000 (AUD150) is payable on arrival in China.
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