Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, your local tour guide will greet you to transfer to your hotel. You will have the rest of this day free to relax in your hotel or explore the local area on your own.
Accommodation: Overnight in Kathmandu
This is a full-day tour of the main sites of Kathmandu, including Boudhanath (World Heritage Site), Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site), Kathmandu Durbar Square(World Heritage Site), Swayambunath (World Heritage Site), and National Museum of Nepal.
Pashupatinath Temple is a pagoda-style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pashupatinath is the oldest Hindu temple in Nepal, with its origins dating back to around 400 B.C.
Boudhanath is a massive Buddhist stupa that dates back to the 5th or 6th century A.D. The Boudhanath stupa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is where thousands of pilgrims make a ritual circumnavigation of the massive dome. The stupa is surrounded by many monasteries and other supporting religious architecture.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of three royal palace squares in the Kathmandu Valley, and the royal residence for Nepalese rulers until the 19th century. This was also the site for important ceremonies such as the coronation of Nepalese monarchs for centuries. One interesting feature at the south end of Kathmandu Durbar Square is the Kumari Chowk – a gilded cage that holds the Kumari (living goddess), a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. Kumari is worshipped during religious festivals.
Swayambhunath Temple is also known as the Monkey Temple due to the swarms of monkeys that inhabit the area. The Buddhist stupa at Swayambhunath is at least 1,500 years old and may be as many as 2,000 years old. It has a gilded spire and huge white dome located under thousands of multicolored prayer flags, with the spire having four faces of the Buddha looking out in all 4 directions.
The National Museum of Nepal is established in 1928 as an arsenal museum. It is housed in a historical building built by General Bhimsen Thapa in the early 19th century. It also named Chhauni Silkhana, literally meaning ‘the stone house of arms and ammunitions. Chhauni museum has wonderful historical collections and is divided into three main historical collections, each housed in a separate building.
After the visits, we will take you back to your hotel for the night.
Accommodation: Overnight in Kathmandu
This morning after breakfast we will take in some more of Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, first with a visit to Patan Durbar Square. We will drive about 5 kilometers (3 miles) southeast of Kathmandu to the city of Lalitpur to explore Patan – another former royal complex filled with ancient architectural masterpieces such as temples, pagodas, stone and wood carvings and the former royal palace buildings. From Patan we will travel on to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, another ancient royal palace complex located about 13 kilometers (8 miles) east of Kathmandu. Some of the main attractions here include the 55-Window Palace, the Statue of King Bhupatintra Malla, Nyatapola Temple (Temple of the 5 Basic Elements), the Bhairavanath Temple and the Golden Gate. After visiting this magnificent royal complex, we will travel on to Dhulikhel to spend the night.
Accommodation: Overnight in Dhulikhel
This morning after breakfast at your hotel, we will set off for around 2 hours of hiking to the Namo Buddha and the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, which are some of the holiest pilgrimage sites in Buddhism and a fantastic place to see many of the snow-capped mountain peaks of the Himalayan mountain range. After our visit to this sacred place, we will hike back to Dhulikel and then drive back to Kathmandu where you will have the rest of the afternoon and evening free to explore this ancient city on your own.
Accommodation: Overnight in Kathmandu
Today will be free until we transfer you to the Kathmandu airport about three hours before your international departing flight.
1.The above routes accept Chinese people(people from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) and foreign visitors to attend the group booking, foreign guests and Taiwan tourists to Tibet, please contact us to apply for Tibet Permit!
2.Due to Covid-19, there has international travel restrictions for Tibet travel, so we can not guarantee travelers in one group are all English speakers. Our professional tour guide will provide Chinese-English service if there has English speakers in the join-in group. Therefore, we will not make any reimbursement for tour guide language reason.
3.June, July, August, September is peak season. Joining our group can guarantee the ticket of Potala Palace. The Potala Palace may be adjusted to the other days because of the current limitation of 2,300 visitors per day to protect the historic site.
4.Without affecting the original standards and scenic spots, we might change the sequences of scenic spots according to the actual situation on the day of the trip.
5.Patients with severe hypertension, asthma or heart disease should not join the group. Patients with colds should only go to Tibet after recovery.
6.Due to force majeure factors in case of landslides, mud-rock flow, avalanche, flood, earthquake and other natural phenomena influence or airline flight delay, cancel to causes such as the increase of expenses or unable to follow a normal schedule, we shall not bear the liability for compensation according to the tourism related regulations, but we will actively coordinate processing, in order to ensure a smooth trip.
7.Any failure to complete the activities during the tour due to the guests' own reasons or early departure will be considered as a waiver and the fee will not be refunded.
8.Tibet is a borderland area inhabited by ethnic minorities with limited tourist reception conditions. We hope that visitors can have reasonable expectations, respect the cultural beliefs and living habits of ethnic minorities and live in harmony with each other.
9.If there is a single room due to gender reasons, we will arrange a triple room (or double standard room with and extra bed) or fill the single room difference by the guest.
10.The shops in scenic spots do not belong to the travel agency's shopping shop arrangement. Please consider carefully.
11.Self-paid items are considered according to the time and the proportion of the approved members on the day, and no mandatory consumption is made.
1.Travelers with severe high blood pressure or heart disease should not go to Tibet. Please do not bring serious colds into Tibet. Don’t go before the serious colds recovered!
2.Tibet is located in the plateau and most of the travelers might have plateau reaction. Please pay attention to rest and have proper diet (do not eat too full, because it will increase the burden of the stomach). Travelers can be appropriate to take some drugs, such as: Gaoyuan An, Rhodiola, Nuodi Kang; travelers with serious can appropriately take oxygen or hanging saline.
3.Because of the long drive in Tibet, travelers will spend a lot of time in the car, and inevitably can not eat on time, please bring some snacks and biscuits during drive.
4.Due to the special conditions in Tibet, please pay attention to keep warm. On the first day of arrival, please do not try to take a bath. Taking a bath will accelerate blood circulation and increase the body's demand for oxygen.
5.Tibet has a strong sunshine, especially dry climate, sunscreen, sunglasses, lip balm and other essential are necessary.
6.From April to November is the best time for sightseeing.