Nepal and Tibet tours are famous in the world. Many travelers start their trips from Lhasa to Kathmandu, so they can enjoy the unique views of the mysterious Tibetan plateau. You will leave a deep impression on the high mountains, white snows, tranquil lakes and sacred temples. This is a transnational tour from China to Nepal, and many popular scenic spots are included, such as the Tsetang, Shigatse, Mt. Everest, Zhangmu, Kathmandu, etc. The Friendship Highway is very important for travelers to get to Nepal from Tibet. And the views along the road is very beautiful. Nepal and Tibet tour is a way to explore the natural scenery, charming buildings, and traditional customs.
The best time for international travelers to travel to Tibet is from April to June. This time is the peak season for Tibet tours, and a lot of travelers from different nations will get to Tibet. From July and August, the climate is not very good, and it always rains a lot. Thus, travelers should avoid these periods.
There is a famous travel route from Tibet to Nepal. Following this travel route, travelers will have a wonderful trip.
Day One: Traveling to Tibet from Xining by Train
The Qinghai-Tibet Railway is the unique feature of Tibet tours. This railway connects Xining in Qinghai Province to Lhasa in Tibet Autonomous Region. The total length of the railway is about 1,956 kilometers. After its opening in 2006, more and more travelers are attracted to the remote but charming area. If you want to travel to Tibet from the mainland of China, you’d better experience this engineering wonder. With the help of your tour agency, the train ticket can be booked in a short time. Before boarding the train, you need to prepare the Tibet Travel Permit in advance. The whole day will be in the train.
Day Two: Lhasa Arrival
Before arriving in Tibet, you will have a visual feast from the window of the train. By passing through high mountains, deep valleys, travelers must be stunned by the blue sky, snow-capped peaks, green lakes and zigzag routes. As soon as you arrive at the train station in Lhasa, you will be driven to your hotel. The time is free for you. On the one hand, you can have a rest in your hotel, on the other hand, you can go for a walk nearby.
Day Three: Lhasa Tours
Today, you will visit some famous places in Lhasa including the Potala Palace, the Johkang Temple, and the Barkor Street. The Potala Palace was the residence of the Dalai Lama in the past, but it has shifted as a modern museum at present. The Johkang Temple is a holy site for pilgrims from remote Tibetan areas. And the Barkor Street is a street where you can buy many traditional goods.
Day Four: Lhasa Tour
Today, you will visit the Drepung Monastery and the Sera Monastery. The Drepung Monastery is the largest monastery in Tibet where you can visit the biggest monastery kitchen and the Buddhist Sculpture Carving. The Sera Monastery was built in 1419 where you can see the Buddhist debating among the monks.
Day Five: From Lhasa to Shigatse
Today, you will arrive in Shigatse via Gyantse. Along the road trip, you will visit the Yamdrok Lake, Mt. Naiqinkangsang, Korola Glacier, Manak Dam Lake, Simila Mountain Pass, Perklor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa, and Barley Mill.
Day Six: From Shigatse to Everest Base Camp (EBC)
Today, you will visit the Tashilunpo Monastery and the Everest Base Camp. The Tashilunpo Monastery is the home of Panchan Lama. In the region of the Panchen Lamas, it was used as the religious and political center. The Everest Base Camp is the most classical route. This place is the best place for travelers to have a close look at the Mt. Everest peak unless the sky is not clean with many clouds.
Day Seven: From EBC to Kyirong Border
In the morning, the sunrise is very attractive of the Everest Peak. When the sun is shining on the snow-capped peak, the mountain seems like a golden pyramid. After enjoying the stunning sunrise, you will get to Rongbu Monastery. This is the highest monastery in the world, and a lot of monks and nuns lives in this monastery. Then, you will set foot on the Everest Base Camp where you can see the grand Mt. Everest standing in front of you. You can take some pictures as a remembrance. Finally, you will be driven to Kyirong Border where you will visit the Mt. Shishapangma and the Pekutso Lake at a far distance. In the afternoon, you will arrive in Kyirong via the Ghungtang Lhamo.
Day Eight: From Kyirong to Nepal Border
Today, you will be driven to Kyirong Border. And your trip comes to an end.