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12 days Nepal Tibet Tour

12 days Nepal Tibet Tour

12 days Nepal Tibet Tour  is especially intended for those travelers who prefer expedition in both Nepal and Tibet. The major purpose for designing Nepal Tibet tour is to offer varieties of tours, travels, and audacious services in these Great Himalayan nations. Tibet is an exotic country, a land of prehistoric Buddhist traditions, exceptionally striking desert territory, old monasteries and many more. Tibet has remained a mystifying terrain in ancient times, isolated from the entire world by the grand Himalayas. Nepal is all known as a country of Mount Everest which is actually rich in its antique culture, lifestyles of different tribes, variety of languages, beautiful whitewater rivers, and so on. The mountain peaks here in Nepal are mesmerizing while on the other hand the world heritage listed cultural sites are enchanting too which will make your journey a worth one.

Nepal Tibet Tour fly in - fly out between Lhasa and Kathmandu, provides you a number of the most incredible scenes of snow-capped mountain peaks, artistic history of several major towns in Nepal and fascinating historical Monasteries which includes Potala palace and others in Tibet makes this trip exclusive and a great experience for the life time. This tour is one of the best trips as an Adventure trip for the travelers with limited time and economy. The best time of year for Nepal Tibet Tour is March to September and October to December.

Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks offers an extensive range of different vacation packages which includes Nepal Tibet Tour too. We can modify the itineraries in accordance to our valued clients’ needs along with a qualified, government license holder local tour guide for the entire Nepal Tibet Tour.

12days Nepal Tibet Tour - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel. Overnight Hotel.
Day 02: Tour of Swyambhutnath/Patan/ Kathmandu Durbar square
Day 03: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour and drive to Nagarkot
Day 04: Back to Kathamndu from Nagarkot

Day 05 Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa (3660)
Day 06 Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa
Day 07 Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa
Day 08 Drive Lhasa to Damxung County to Lake Nam and back to Damxung
Day 09 Drive Damxung to Shigatse
Day 10 From Shigatse drive to Gyantse and then to Lhasa
Day 11 Fly to Kathmandu
Day 12 Departure on your destination



1) 4 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu with good Breakfast
2) 1 Nice Resort in Nagarkot with good Breakfast
3) All ground Transportation by Private Toyota Car with driver, all fuel and car parking fee
4) English speaking expert Tour guide along the Tour
5) All sightseeing Entrance fees
6) All accommodation Twin sharing basis


1)   Tibetan English speaking tour guide
2)   Accommodations as specified as above
3)   Private vehicle for all transfer per the itinerary in Tibet
4)   Private driver
5)   All necessary Travel permit
6)   Entrance tickets for all the sights per the itinerary
7)   Petrol for the tour vehicle

Cost Excludes

Lunch & dinner, drinks, snacks (You can easily explore on your own, 1-10 US$ per meal) 
Tibet group visa, USD175 for US citizen, USD85 for other nationalities
Nepal visa, $25 for a 15 days multiple entry tourist visa
 Personal Natural expense like Laundry, IDD calls, etc
Bank Telex wire transfer processing fee
Tips for your guide and driver
Porter at Border if used
Tipping and all not mentioned above
Airfare KTM/LXA inclusive of Airport Tax

12days Nepal Tibet Tour - Detailed Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m.)
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, you will be acknowledged by our representative and transfer you to the hotel. Later afternoon includes a short briefing of the trip. And the first night will be spent with a typical Nepali dinner and folk dance show at the hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour (Swayambhunath/Patan/ Kathmandu Durbar square)
After Breakfast, sightseeing to self born Swayambhunath Stupa will be organized. Soon after, you will be headed towards one of the beautiful city of Kathmandu valley, Patan, rich in its prehistoric culture and tradition, especially the very famous Durbar Square, After our lunch, you will visit beautiful Kathmandu Durbar Square. All places are historic and enlisted in the UNESCO’s world heritage list. Later, the night will be spent in the hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour – Nagarkot (2915m.)
After Breakfast, we offer you a sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath temple, famous Hindu shrine in Nepal with different varieties of Temple, cremation of dead body on the bank of Bagmati River, devotees and so on. Then you will continue the tour of Patan to visit the remaining spots missed on the earlier day study numerous striking and fascinating arts and architecture and cultural and historic phenomena. Subsequently, you will move to Bhaktapur City which is 14 km east of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur, the city of devotees is a center of intriguing masks and potters. The major attractions are: Nyatapola, Durbar Square with 55 windows palace, Dattatreya Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, etc. Later in the evening, you will drive to Nagarkot and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Nagarkot – Kathmandu (1350m.)
Early morning, you start the day with a beautiful sunrise view including the panorama of Great Mt. Everest. After your breakfast, you gradually drive down to Kathmandu. Today you have a free afternoon, therefore you can either go for shopping or explore around the city. The night will be spent at the hotel.


Day 05: Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa (3660m.)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Airport for your interesting flight to Lhasa which will take around an hour. This is one of the exhilarating days of your Tour over the mountain peaks to Gongar Airport. You will be warmly greeted by our special Tibetan guide after your arrival and transfer you to the hotel. After check in, you have a free afternoon for rest and overnight stay.

Day 06: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa (3680m.)
On this second day morning you will take an extremely trouble-free visit to Barkhor Bazaar and Jokhang Temple. Jokhang temple, Nepalese and Tibetan architectural methods, is the most adored place of pilgrimage in the entire Tibet which is continuously bustling with devoted pilgrims. Every day, the worshippers from various corners of Tibet walk an extensive distance to the temple. In the afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery, a 15th century sprawl of whitewashed walls and golden roofs. This utterly conserved monastery is situated in the north of central Lhasa city. Sera may not be as ostentatious as Drepung, but is more peaceful which is surrounded by a lot of small temples. After visiting Sera, with a walk for an hour, you can extend your voyage further to Pabonka Monastery and it is well worth the effort.

Day 07: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa
A trip to Tibet is a big loss, if you won't visit the imperative Potala Palace which is a structure of enormous portions. It's very tall image appears on various occasions, but your foremost view of the Potala will still be an overwhelming moment. You will visit those rooms, chapels and halls. You will further visit to Drepung Monastery, formerly the world's biggest monastery, sheltering 10,000 monks; it lies concealed in rock-strewn ridges beyond the town. Drepung Monastery is almost 8km west from central Lhasa holding pasty Spartan structures piled up on the hillside. From the top of Monastery, you can have great views of the entire Lhasa city and the far-flung mountains. You then walk to Nechung Monastery, the place of State revelation, is a peculiar place linked with exorcism, possession and other pre-Buddhist sites.

Day 08: Lhasa - Damxung County - Lake Nam- Damxung
Today's journey will offer a huge chance to see the existent Tibet. You will observe the great mountains, local nomads, huge grasslands, yaks, horses, sheep, goats, and most importantly, you will see the unadulterated grand lake-Nam-Tso, located at an elevation of 4718m. It is the second-largest brine lake in China; the first one is Koko Nor, Qinghai-Lake in Qinghai region. In clear weather, the lake will be seen as an astonishing shade of turquoise with the splendid panorama of the nearby mountains. In the afternoon, you drive to reach Damxung and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 09: Damxung – Shigatse (3900m.)
Today is an amazing day as you can see more Natural side of Tibet. You will closely view the vast plains of Changtang, animals, nomads, snow-covered mountains, Tibetan landscapes, Brahmaputra River. You then move towards Shigatse, have lunch, and then visit Tashilunpo Monastery (or you can visit there tomorrow and organize a relaxing afternoon on your own).

Day 10: Shigatse - Gyantse – Lhasa
Early morning, take a visit of Tashilunpo Monastery, Panchen Lama's residence. It is one of the monasteries that battered the turbulent seas of the Cultural rebellion relatively unharmed. You then visit the sepulcher of Panchen Lamas (from 4th to 10th, Panchen), Panchen means Great Scholar in Tibetan language and the name was traditionally given on abbots of Tashilunpo. After exploring in Shigatse, you drive 90 km to Gyantse, have lunch and visit Gyantse Dzong and Pelkor Choede Monastery which is also called Gyantse Khumbum. Later, you drive all along the southern route to visit Lake Yamdrok, and then you drive securely to Lhasa.

Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu (1350m.)
Today you will be driven by the Tibetan driver or guide to the Airport and after a flight for an hour, you will arrive at Kathmandu. You get a free day after transferred to the hotel with an overnight stay

Day 12: Departure
You will finally be taken to the airport for your final departure or to next destination.

Trip Duration: 12 days
Country: Cross Country
Area: Tibet, Nepal
Trip Start from: Kathmandu
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Trip Grade: Easy
Activities: Historical, Cultural and Natural Tours
Meals during Trip:  Breakfast in City & all meals during Trekking
Accommodation during Trip: Hotels in Cities, Lodges/Guest Houses or Camping in Trek
Mode of Transportation:  Private Comfortable Jeep/ Car/Van/Hiace/Tourist Bus or Domestic Flights
Trip Route:  Kathmandu- Nagarkot- Kathmandu- Lhasa- Damxung County- Lake Nam- Damxung County- Shigatse- Gyantse- Lhasa- Kathmandu

Clothing and equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.


1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph

Trip Photos

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