China Tibet Nepal tour 13 Days
China Tibet Nepal tour 13 Days

Himalayan rock 14 Days tour in China, Tibet and Nepal. Start your tour in Bejing and visit Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven and make a Great Wall exursion. From Bejing fly to Lhasa for a Tibet Overland tour along Friendship Highway and on the way visit Mount Everest Base Camp (famous Norht Face of Everest).
In Lhasa visit Potala Palace, Norbulinka, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Square, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. On the way to Everest Base Camp visit Gyantze (Khumbum Monastery), Yamdruk Lake and Shigatse (Tashilunpo).

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Grade: Grade II
Type: Cultural tour
Total duration: 14 days
Cost: Check details
Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Bejing
Day 02: Bejing - Sightseeing
Day 03: Bejing - Great Wall
Day 04: Bejing - Lhasa - Tsedang}
Day 05: Tsedang - Sightseeing Samye Monastery
Day 06: Tsedang - Yamdruk Tso - Gyantse
Day 07: Gyantse - Shigatse
Day 08: Shigatse - Lhasa
Day 09: Lhasa - Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor square
Day 10: Lhasa - Drepung and Sera Monastery, Norbulinka
Day 11: Lhasa - Kathmandu
Day 12: Kathmandu - Sightseeing Bhaktapur and Patan
Day 13: Kathmandu - Bodnath, Swayambunath and Pashupatinath
Day 14: Kathmandu, Departure

Note: we can also arrange train tickets from Bejing to Lhasa.

Detail Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Bejing:
Your Himalayan Rock representative welcomes you at the Bejing airport and will take care of transfer to your hotel in Bejing. Rest of the day is left to your own to relax or explore Bejing city.

Day 02: Bejing - sightseeing Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven:
Our guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby. Head for the largest square in the world - Tiananmen Square - and the Forbidden City in the morning. Afternoon-transfer to visit the impressive Temple of Heaven. You will enjoy the welcome dinner in the evening, a palatable Peking Duck Banquet in a notable restaurant, followed by a classical Peking opera performance. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 03: Bejing - sightseeing Badaling Great Wall:
After breakfast pick up at your hotel and transfer to the Badaling Great Wall where you will spend the entire morning. 
After lunch commence to visit Summer Palace, situated 15 kilomters from central Bejing and later return to your hotel.

Day 04: Bejing - Lhasa - Tsedang:
Morning flight to the holy `city of Sunshine` Lhasa. After immigration formalities meet your Himalayan Rock guide at the exit of Gonggar Airport. Transfer to Tsedangand check in to your hotel.Rest of the day no program since you will need time to adapt to the high altitude. You shoud avoid physical activity for the rest of the day to prevent altitude sickness.

Day 05: Tsedang - Sightseeing Samye Monastery:
Explore Yarlung Valley, the cradle of Tibetan civilization. Visit Samye Monastery, Yumbulakhang and tombs of ancient Kings.

Day 06: Tsedang - Yamdruk Tso - Gyantse:
Enjoy the natural beauty of alpine lake Yamdruk Tso and the amazing scenery of snow capped Karola mountain on the way to Gyantse. In Gyantse check in to your hotel and after refreshment visit the Pelkor Chode, Kumbum Stupa and Gyantse Old Street.

Day 07: Gyantse - Shigatse:
Drive to Shigatse via Shalu and in Shigatse visit to the famous Tashilunpo Monastery and the Shigatse market.

Day 08: Shigatse - Lhasa:
5-6 hours drive back to Lhasa and free time in Lhasa.

Day 09: Lhasa - Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Barkhor square:
Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel around 9am.Your first stop will be the Potala Palace with its 10,000 steps. It is the largest structure in Tibet.
Then we visit to the most celebrated temple in Tibet the Jokhang Temple. After lunch, the afternoon is a little more relaxed with time to enjoy some leisure time in Barkhor Street to shop and to look at some of the local crafts.

Day 10: Lhasa - Drepung and Sera monastery, Norbulinka:
Visit the famous Drepung and Sera Monastery. Also visit Norbulinka another famous attraction of Lhasa.

Day 11: Lhasa - Kathmandu:
Arrival in Kathmandu and in the afternoon walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square and explore the streets of Thamel, the tourist area of Kathmandu.

Day 12: Kathmandu - Bhaktapur and Patan:
Breakfast and transfer to Bhaktapur. 

Bhaktapur the third city of Nepal with its huge squares, pagodas, temples and medieval palaces. The city was once the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom from the 12th to the 15th century.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of the World Heritage Sites in Nepal which reflects the city's rich culture, art and architectural design. It is also the central setting of the city for architectural monuments and arts. The golden gate is the entrance to the main courtyard of the Palace of 55 windows, the gate is regarded as the world's most beautiful and richly carved specimens of its kind.

Patan is also known as the paradise of fine arts. The city lies only 5 km from Kathmandu. It is a city of Buddhist monuments, Hindu temples and fine wood carvings. Lalitpur is the another name of this city which means `the city of beauty`.

Like the Durbar Square in Bhaktapur also the Patan Durbar Square is a World Heritage Site. It has many famous sites and unique architectures. Krishna Mandi, Bhimsen temple, Hiranya Varna Mahabhihar are just a few among the temples offering you an extasy of  paintings, wood and metal carvings. 
One of the most interesting temples in Patan is Mahabouddha Temple. The temple is dedicated to Gautam Buddha. The temple was built by Pandit Abhaya Raj, a Buddhist architect, and an even more interesting thing about the temple is that every single brick has Buddha engraved in it. There are nearly one thousand bricks of Buddha in the temple!

The Golden Temple in Patan is a pagoda which has many images of Lord Buddha as well as large prayer wheels. The pagoda is also known as Kwa Bahal or Suwarna Mahavihar.

Day 13: Kathmandu - Bodnath, Swayambunath and Pashupatinath:
Kathmandu sightseeing tour with visits to Buddhist stupas of Swayambunath and Boudhanath as well as Pashupatinath temple, a very sacred Hindu pilgrimage site. All places we will visit today are World Heritage sites.

Boudhanath Stupa:
Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa) is the largest stupa in Nepal. It is also the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism and sacred importance. The stupa is located in the town of Boudha on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu.
The Stupa looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design with hundreds of prayer wheels and 108 small images of Buddha all around. Just like the Swayambhunath, the stupa here is too has four sides with the watchful eyes of Lord Buddha.

The main entrance to the upper platform of Bodnath Stupa is on the north side. Here Amoghasiddhi, progenitor of the future Buddha, presides. Below Amoghasiddhi is the Buddha Maitreya, the future Buddha. 
Surrounding Bodnath Stupa are streets and narrow alleys lined with colorful homes, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, and street vendors.

Swayambunath Stupa:
Perched atop a forested hill on the western edge of the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambunath Stupa is Kathmandu's most important Buddhist shrine. The sleepy, all-seeing Buddha's eyes that stare out from the top of this hemispherical shrine have become the quintessential symbol of Nepal.
The pilgrim's route to the Swayambunath Stupa is a steep stone staircase of more than 300 steps, often claimed as 365. Leading up to the Swayambunath gate are walls into which are set dozens of copper prayer wheels, inside of which are thousands of Tibetan Buddhist prayers. 
Buddhists gain a better standing in their next life by saying as many prayers or mantras as possible, and it is believed that when each prayer wheel is spun, all the prayers inside are recited and sent heavenward. 
Swayambunath is also known as the Monkey Temple, and as you start up the hill, you will likely begin to see the monkeys that lend the stupa this alternate name.

Pashupatinath Temple:
The temple of Pashupatinath, or Pashupati, is located in Deopatan, a little town 3 km northwest of Kathmandu. It is a Hindu temple, dedicated to a manifestation of Shiva called Pashupati (Lord of Animals). It attracts thousands of pilgrims each year and has become well known far beyond the Kathmandu Valley.
The temple is barred to non-Hindus, but a good view of the temple compound's inner courtyard can be had from Shleshmantak hill on the opposite (eastern) bank of the Bagmati river. The Bagmati River, which runs next to Pashaputinath Temple, has highly sacred properties. Thus the banks are lined with many ghats (bathing spots) for use by pilgrims.

Day 14: Kathmandu, Departure:
Breakfast at the hotel and then drive to the Kathmandu airport to board the flight. Your escort from Himalayan Rock will assist you with exit formalities and bid you farewell.
Cost Includes/ Excludes
- Airport - hotel - airport transfers
- Welcome dinner in Bejing
- Train ticket Bejing - Xian
- Flight ticket Xian - Lhasa
- Airport and departure taxes
- Sightseeing tours as per itinerary inclunding English speaking guide
- Hotel accommodation or guesthouse on twin sharing basis including breakfast
- All entrance fees of monasteries
- Land transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary by private vehicle
- Tibet Travel Permit
- Special Everest Base Camp permit
- English speaking guide and driver during Lhasa - Kathmandu tour

Not included:
- Air ticket to China and air ticket from Kathmandu
- China visa fee (apply in home country)
- Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the Tibet Nepal border)
- Lunch, dinner and bar bills
- Personal insurances, tips and other personal expenses
- Emergency evacuation
- Any loss or extra cost arise due to unforeseen

Circumstances such as flight delays or cancellations due to weather or technical problems, accidents, road blockage due to snow fall or landslide, political reasons.

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