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Kathmandu and Lhasa Tour

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Tour Details

Kathmandu and Lhasa Tour is one of the best sightseeing tours offering awe-inspiring sceneries, historical and cultural insights. This 9 days tour takes you through the “city of the temple” and the “city of gold” to explore some magnificent and unique historical and cultural heritage sites including those listed in UNESCO. The trip is designed for travelers wanting to explore the classic highlights of Kathmandu and Lhasa in a short period of time. Flying over the mighty Himalayas, the changing landscape forms, and the cultural difference between these two different cities will give joy and lifetime memories. 

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Departure Time

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • Twin sharing accommodation on B/B (Bed & Breakfast) basis
  • English speaking city guide in Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle and Entrance fees
  • Chinese visa fee & Tiber travel permit
  • Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved Tibetan guide
  • All government taxes and office service charges

Price Excludes

  • International flight fare to/from Nepal
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks & Beverages of personal interest
  • Additional tours and accommodations
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal insurance and personal expenses

Day 01: Arrival Day

Our Airport Representative will greet you at Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer you to your respective hotels. After check-in and some rest, you will be taken to the main touristic hub in the city for a short introduction tour. Your trip guide will briefly give information about your trip in the evening.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu city Sightseeing

The tour begins today after your breakfast in the hotel. You will be visiting three world heritage sites today. And they are:

Pashupatinath Temple, the most important Hindu Pilgrimage is a temple constructed in the 17th century and has been unchanged since then. Non-Hindu visitors are unacceptable in the main temple but can observe the scenes from across the river.

Boudhanath Stupa is your next stop. The stupa is one of the biggest stupas in South Asia and was built in the 5th century which reflects Tibetan Buddhism. Many small gompas and monasteries are also built-in Tibetan style. The area is an authentic place to purchase Tibetan Stuffs.

Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the popular Durbar Squares also known as Hanuman Dhoka which lies in the center of the city. You will be appreciating the art and architecture once you reach Kathmandu Durbar Square. Visiting the temple of Living Goddess “Kumari” will be a unique experience for you.

Swoyambhunath Stupa will be your last destination for today. Popular as “Monkey temple” among tourists is indeed a great and famous attraction of the valley. The stupa is one of the ancient stupas of the valley where the worshippers are diverse from Newar nuns, Tibetan monks to Brahmin priests. Situated at the top of the hill, it offers you an incredible view of the valley.

Overnight at hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 03:Fly to Lhasa (3660m)

Flying Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes 

Your tour to Lhasa starts with an amazing flight from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu to Gongga International Airport in Lhasa; considered as one of the most beautiful air routes in the world over the giant and astounding mount Everest, Mount Kanchenjunga, and many others. If you are interested to travel via Mainland China, plenty of flight options are available along with the world’s highest train route to Lhasa. Once you reach the airport/train station, you will be greeted by your guide for the Lhasa tour and you will be transferred to your respective hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to acclimatize yourself to Lhasa altitude and explore some local areas.

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast included. 

Day 04:Lhasa Sightseeing

Today you will be visiting some of the top attractions in Lhasa city.  You will firstly visit to one of the famous monasteries in Lhasa, Sera Monastery which is popular for an amazing “Buddhism Debating” and also called the monastery of wild roses. Norbulingka Monastery will be your next destination. The monastery was a former summer palace of Dalai Lama with 374 rooms in the ancient period which is now turned into a public park called “Jeweled Park”. Giving continuation to your exploration, Jokhang Temple will be your today’s last visiting place. Jokhang Temple is one of the sacred shrines in Lhasa for Tibetan Buddhism which is also known as the House of Buddha. You will also stroll around Barkor Street which encircles Jokhang temple and famous for traditional Tibetan goods, religious items, and handicrafts. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 05:Further Lhasa Exploration

Right after your breakfast, you will start your exploration activity from Potala Palace; the home to the successive Dalai Lama as well as an impressive masterpiece of architecture. The palace is known to be in existence since the 4th/5th century but the current form of the palace is said to be founded in the 17th century. The next sightseeing spot is Drepung Monastery which was established in the 14th century. Since establishment, the monastery has always been one of the most important Buddhist monasteries in Tibet with more than 10,000 monks living and studying in its glory days. Some of the well known and important Tibetan leaders including Dalai Lama used to study here. The monastery is also called “Mother School of Dalai Lamas” and a panoramic vista of Lhasa can be observed from here. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 06:Fly back to Kathmandu

Flying Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes

Your tour to Lhasa finally ends here. After breakfast at the hotel in Lhasa for the last time, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight back to Kathmandu. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast included. 

Day 07:Patan & Bhaktapur Sightseeing

Today, you will give continuity to your sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley. After breakfast at the hotel in the valley, you will drive to the other two World Heritage Sites in Patan and Bhaktapur. 

Patan Durbar Square is in Patan, Lalitpur where Krishna Mandir, Golden Temple, Museum, and Ashok Pilar are the major attractions. 

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of the 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal famous for its unique handicrafts, medieval era temples, and structures. The area is also covered with great varieties of unique handmade designs.

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast included. 

Day 08:Departure Day

You will be transferred to airport for your onward destination by a representative from our company 3 hours prior as per your flight schedule.

Breakfast included.

What to bring?

This tour doesn’t require any trekking gears and equipment. The list below is compulsion:

  1. Valid passport, 2 PP size photos, Airline Tickets
  2. Photocopies of passport, visa form, insurance proof
  3. Cash in dollars for purchasing a visa in the airport
  4. Credit cards, ATM/Bank/Cash Machine Cards for withdrawing funds from  cash machines 


  1. Binoculars
  2. Cameras
  3. Snacks/ Chocolate bars

As for clothing, you can carry any necessary items according to your booking session.