Visit the north side of Mount Everest in this awe-inspiring tour to Tibet.
Your arrival will be at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m) from where we will pick you up and take you to your hotel. Overnight at a hotel and brief you on your tour next day.
We will take you on a guided tour to three iconic monuments in Kathmandu which are included in the Unesco’s World Heritage List. Our first stop will be the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest and holiest shrines in the world of Hindu god Shiva.
We visit another World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the country. It is believed that the Stupa is a tomb of an incarnation of Lord Buddha.
We then drive to Bhaktapur to visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The square is a former royal courtyard where there are several ancient temples and monuments to visit. The place is rich in culture and preserves the traditional way of living.
It takes three hours to reach Lhasa by flight. Lhasa is the capital of Tibet and is one of the highest cities in the world. From the plane, you will be able to see Mounts Everest, Kanchanjanga, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, SIshapangam and other Himalayan peaks.
We will visit the architectural marvels of Lhasa this day. We will see the Potala Palace, a World Heritage Site and a museum built some 400 years ago. We then go to another World Heritage Site – the Norbulingka Palace which is considered to be the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Finally, we head to the Tibet Museum, which has a collection of rare artifacts which shine a light on Tibet’s history and culture.It will take at least six hours to visit these places and thoroughly witness the uniqueness and rich cultural heritage of these places.
We will take you to visit the famous landmarks of Lhasa. We will begin by visiting two of the largest monasteries in Tibet – Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. We then go to Barkhor, a busy marketplace, and visit the Jokhang Temple which lies in the area.
It takes five hours to reach Shigatse by bus. We will see Tibetan mountain, lakes, high passes and magnificent glaciers on our way. At Shigatse, we will visit the market and the Tahilhumpo Monastery.
It is a short drive to Ronguk. The road takes us along the Himalayas and we have to get across the Pang La pass. Beautiful views of Himalayan peaks will be a treat to our eyes throughout the journey.
We will ride in a horse carriage till the Everest Base Camp which is about 8km far. You will get to stand on the foot of the tallest peak in the world and see it from the north. We will have to get back to Rongbuk and drive back to Shigatse.
We get back to Lhasa the same road we had arrived.
We return to Kathmandu on this day.
Spend the day it as you like it. You might want to visit some more heritage sites or wander around happening parts of the city like Thamel. We will have a farewell dinner planned for your last night in Nepal.
You will be headed home and recollections of your Himalayan expedition will keep you occupied on your long flight back.
You will stay in a three-star hotel and we assure you that you receive quality service throughout your stay. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 50.
All you need to bring for this tour is simply some comfortable clothes. You don’t need any special gear for touring around Nepal. Just make sure you have clothes according to the season you are arriving.
We never force our customers to follow our set itinerary.You can customize your itinerary exactly the way you want. Please share with us your ideas.
As one of the core guiding principles for Mountain Kick, we always give back to the mountain community in any way we can as a means of gratitude. The people who live in the Himalayas and share their homes with us deserve to have all their little problems fixed which seem very basic for outsiders but are commonplace in rural Nepal. The people lack proper access to healthcare, sanitation and education but a little effort from travellers goes on a long way to solve these issues. Mountain Kick has made it its corporate social responsibility to help improve the living standards of the local community. We make donations to their cause, organize social campaigns and programs and also have a few trips designed to mix a little volunteer work in your holiday.READ MORE ABOUT CSR