• 10 Days Nepal Natural & Culture Tour
  • 10 Days Nepal Natural & Culture Tour
  • 10 Days Nepal Natural & Culture Tour
  • 10 Days Nepal Natural & Culture Tour
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10 Days Nepal Natural & Culture Tour

Visual Feast plus Mind-refreshing

This comprehensive natural and cultural tour includes Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan with 10-day exploration. The trip encompasses some of the most spectaculars natural, cultural, and wildlife splendors of Nepal as well as provides an opportunity to mingle with local people with their ethnic lifestyles. You will start your tour from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and then travel to fantastic Lake City of Pokhara and the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha – Lumbini. After that, take interesting activities in Chitwan and turn to Nagarkot for the amazing sunrise before the Kathmandu valley tour.

  • Explore the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley - Durbar Squares, Swayambhunath Temple, Budhanath, etc;
  • Have a pleasant sightseeing trip in Pokhara to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and peaceful lake landscape;
  • Visit Lumbini, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha and search for a spiritural enlightment as well as the solace that one can only get in a peaceful environment;
  • Discover the secret of the well-preserved wild lives in Chitwan National Park, and indulge yourself in the beautiful nature.

Tour Brief Information

  • Tour price:

    1. This price is based on a group of 2 adult travelers who will take our private tour and share one standard rooms in regular local 4-star hotel in lower seasons.

    2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.

    3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2020.

    4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.7. The final quotation will be adjusted accoring to the latest real-time exchange rate.

  • Tour code: TD-KP-10
  • Tour type: Private Customizable Tour Package
  • Destination: Kathmandu / Pokhara / Lumbini / Chitwan / Nagarkot / Kathmandu
  • Duration: 10 days & 9 nights
  • Departure: Flexible
  • Travel Theme: CulturePhotographyArchitectureFamily
  • Best Time: SpringSummerAutumnWinter
  • Physical Level

    Physical Requirements

    • Capable of walking short to medium distances by oneself in high altitudes. Must be capable of minor ascents and descents.
    • Capable of light walking and hiking in high altitudes. Suitable for most fitness levels.
    • Average fitness level. High altitude hiking for several hours.
    • Possibly includes high altitude hiking of up to 6 hours per day or activities of a similar nature. Requires an elevated level of fitness.
    • Features demanding high altitude treks or cycling. Only suitable for those with a high level of physical fitness and endurance.

    Note: If you have any questions concerning the requirements or the unique demands for your particular tour package, please feel free to contact one of our helpful Travel Consultants for further information.

    It's advisable to have a body check-up or have your doctor's advice before visiting Tibet. Visitors with a record of heart, lung, liver, or kidney problems must seek medical advice before making the decision to go to Tibet Also, people with any of the following problems should not go to Tibet.

    • Have already caught a cold
    • Have severe anemia
    • Have high blood pressure or severe heart disease
    • Have pneumonia, tuberculosis, tracheitis, or bronchitis
  • Tour Pace
    Leisure

    Tour Pace

    • Leisure: enjoy your tour in a slow pace, allowing plenty of time for photography, you will see the most famous attractions, and spend plenty amount of time in each destination.
    • Comfortable: enjoy your tour in a comfortable pace, you will see most popular attractions, and spend reasonable amount of time in each attraction.
    • Tight: enjoy your tour at a tight pace, as you will be able to see as many tour attractions as possible in the available amount of time.
  • Max Altitude
    2,600 m

    Altitude

    High Altitude Sickness is one of the biggest challenges when travelling in Tibet. According to our experience, most people will be fine up to 3500m above sea level, as the altitude go higher up to 4500m, mild symptoms as shortness of breath, headache might occur. Adverse reactions may vary from person to person. In most cases, the symptoms are mild and will subside in several hours to several days as the body acclimatizes.

    Mild Symptoms of AMS include:

    • Headache
    • Shortness of breath with exertion
    • Rapid pulse (heart rate)
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Fatigue
    • Loss of appetite
    • Poor sleeping
    • Dizziness or light-headedness
    Definition of High Altitude

Your tour - at a glance

Day 1 Kathmandu Arrival

The Day 1 is your arrival day. There will be no activities arranged. You can take a good rest in your hotel or go for a leisure walking.

Day 2 Kathmandu Valley Tour

On the Day 2, you will go to visit the landmarks in Kathmandu including the Kathmandu Dubar Square, Swayambhunath and Pashupatinath, then go to visit Patan Dubar Square with magnificent architectures. .

Day 4~5 Kathmandu - Pokhara & Pokhara Tour

On the Day 5, you will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. On the Day 6, you will have a full day to enjoy yourself in Pokhara. Firstly, watch the beautiful sunrise for Sarangkot, then turn to World Peace Pagoda. In the afternoon, visitDevi's Fall and Gupeteswar Gupha. After that, turn to Phewa Lake to have a relaxed experience.

Day 6~7 Drive to Pokhara and Pokhara Tour

On Day 6, you will drive from Chitwan to Pokhara. On the next day, start your full-day's sightseeing of Pokhara. Firstly, watch the beautiful sunrise for Sarangkot, then turn to World Peace Pagoda. In the afternoon, visit Devi's Fall and Gupeteswar Gupha. After that, turn to Phewa Lake to have a relaxed experience.

Day 5 Pokhara - Lumbini

Drive to Lumbini from Pokhara after breakfast and explore the Buddhist culture. You will visit Maya Devi Temple which is dedicated to the mother of Gautama Buddha, Ashokan Pillar - a grand sandstone pillar to commemorate the emperor Ashoka.

Day 6~8 Lumbini - Chitwan - Nagarkot

After reach Chitwan from Lumbini Day 6, you will have enough time to have interesting activities in Chitwan Nationa Park until leave for Nagarkot on Day 8.

Day 9 Nagarkot - Kathmandu

On this day, after appriciate the stunning sunrise and great view of Mount Everest in Nagarkot, you will drive back to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur. In Kathmandu, you will pay a visit to Boudhanath.

Day 10 Kathmandu Departure

Today is free for you to leave Kathmandu.

Itinerary Details - Day by Day

Day 1 Kathmandu Arrival ( D )

Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, rich in culture and religion. After arriving at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our enthusiastic guide with a very smiling face, then be transferred to check in your hotel in downtown by a air-conditioned private vehicle. The rest of today is your free time to take rest or walk around.

In the evening, you will be treated a "Welcome Dinner" at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy authentic Nepalese food.

  • Traditional Nepalese Food Traditional Nepalese Food

Day 2 Kathmandu Valley Tour ( B )

Today’s activities start with a wonderful stroll around the grand Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. With the complex made between the 12th and 18thcenturies by the ancient Malla Kings of Nepal, it provides many interesting things to see, like Taleju Temple, Kal Bhairab (God of Destruction), Nautalle Durbar, Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi Baithak, the statue of King Pratap Malla, the Big Bell, Big Drum and the Jagnnath Temple etc. Then you will visit the Kathmandu’s most ancient and enigmatic holy shrine – Swayambhunath, also known as “Monkey Temple”. It lies 2km west of Kathmandu City. On the clear days, you are able to see a line of Himalayan Ranges. From its hilltop setting, you can get a fine view over Kathmandu of and the valley. 

In the afternoon, you will drive about 4km to Patan, once a fiercely independent city-state and now almost a suburb of Kathmandu. Firstly, visit Patan Durbar Square. Patan Square is honored as the finest collection of temples and palaces with exquisite carvings in the whole of Nepal. It also attracts tourists with the treasures and souvenirs in the various shops around the square. It consists of three main chowks, or courtyards; the central Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Main Keshab Narayan Chowk.

After the sightseeing, drive back to Kathmandu and stay overnight there.

Optional Activity: you can choose to take a Everest Mountain Flight in the early morning. From the airplane, fantastic Himalayan peaks, lakes and glaciers can be witnessed.

  • Kathmandu Durbar Sqaure Kathmandu Durbar Sqaure
  • Patan Durbar Square Patan Durbar Square
  • Monkeys in Swayambhunath Monkeys in Swayambhunath

Day 3 Kathmandu - Pokhara / 200km, About 5.5hrs' Driving ( B )

Today, you will be driven to Pokhara early morning after breakfast. The whole driving journey takes about 5.5 hours. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level and 200 km west of Kathmandu valley, the city is known as a center of adventure. The enchanting city with a population of around 95,000 has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic. So today the city has not only become the starting point for most popular trekking and rafting destinations but also a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

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Day 4 Pokhara ( B )

Today, you will begin the full-day sightseeing of Bokhara. In the early morning, you will drive to the Sarangkot to watch breathtaking sunrise. When the sun picks out the peaks, they are transformed from a purple-pink to a celestial gold. As the day breaks thoroughly, you can admire a wonderful panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks from west to east. The view of the Annapurna Himalaya from Sarangkot is praised as a religious experience. After the spectacular sightseeing from Sarangkot, you will drive to Peace Temple to see the brilliant-white World Peace Pagoda. The road to the pagoda is not in very good condition, but scenery is stunning. World Peace Pagoda was constructed by the Buddhists from Japanese Nipponzan Myohoji organization, symbolizing the peace of the world. While seeing the enchanting natural sights around, you will also get a feeling of inner peace as well.

After lunch, you will visit Devil’s Fall, locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell’s Fall). It is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara Airport on the highway to Tanmen. Then, pay a visite the nearby Gupteswar Gupha, which is a sacred cave. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all fours. Afterwards, you will have a relaxed journey in Phewa Lake which is the second largest lake in Nepal. It is available to take to the lake with one of the beautifully painted boats or walk/cycle around the lakeshore. The most important religious monument in Pokhara, Barahi Temple, is built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake. The two storied pagoda is dedicated to boar manifestation of Ajima, the protector deity representing the female force Shakti.

  • Sarangkot Sunrise Sarangkot Sunrise
  • Picturesque View of Phewa Lake Picturesque View of Phewa Lake
  • Brilliant-white World Peace Pagoda Brilliant-white World Peace Pagoda

Day 5 Pokhara – Lumbini / 200km, About 6~7hrs' Driving ( B )

After breakfast, you will be driven to Lumbini via Tansen from Pokhara is approx. 200 kms. South-west and takes about 6-7 hours’ drive under normal road condition. On this day, you’ll enjoy the Buddhist culture to its fullest potential in Lumbini. First visit Maya Devi Temple, which sits on the site of the Buddha’s birth according to the Buddhist scholars. It is the most important shrine in Lumbini dedicated to the mother of Gautama Buddha. The sacred pond beside the temple is believed to be where Maya Devi took the ritual dip prior to giving birth to the Buddha. The surrounded grounds are the ruined foundations of a great number of brick pagodas and monasteries which can be trace back to the 2nd century BC to the 9th century AD. Just in front Maya Devi Temple, you can find Ashokan Pillar, an inscribed sandstone pillar to commemorate that the Indian emperor Ashoka visited Lumbini in 249 BC.

Stay overnight in Lumbini.

Tips: At the gate to Maya Devi Temple, you must remove your shoes, and a spare pair of socks will be helpful if you want to walk around the garden.

  • Maya Devi Temple and the Sacred Pond Maya Devi Temple
  • Ashokan Pillar -  Time-honored Inscribed Sandstone Pillar Ashokan Pillar - Time-honored Inscribed Sandstone Pillar

Day 6 Lumbini – Chitwan / 150km, About 4hrs' Driving ( B )

Today, you'll be driven to Chitwan from Lumbini is apprx.150 kilometers east of Lumbini and the journey takes 4 hours under normal road condition.

Chitwan has a particularly rich flora and fauna. Nepal’s 1st national park, the Chitwan National Park together with the adjacent Parsa Wildlife Reserve supports spices diversity much higher than any other on the Indian subcontinent. Rare species include Bengal Tiger, Gharial and the world’s second largest population of Asian Rhinoceros, but also Leopards, Mugger Crocodile, Indian rock python and several species of deer.

After checking into the hotel and getting refreshed you will be briefed about full nature programs by nature guide. Then you'll head on for activities. There will be a guided village walk and a walk on the banks of the Rapti River to watch the charming sunset views in the sub-tropical jungle.

In the evening, dinner with cultural program by ethnic tribal people with their stick dance and tribal drums, popularly known as Tharu Cultural Program.

  • Primitive Scenery in  Chitwan National Park Primitive Scenery in Chitwan National Park
  • Tharu Cultural Program in Chitwan Tharu Cultural Program in Chitwan

Day 7 Chitwan ( B, L, D )

Today after breakfast, you’ll have a full day at Chitwan National Park, which has been declared by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

You will discover why the National Park holds an important place in preserving the wild lives that are rapidly getting extinct from this planet. You're almost sure to spot water buffalo, egrets, woodpecker, and deer in their natural habitat. The Park is also home to rhinoceros, tigers, leopards, sloth bears, wild bison, 500 birds, butterflies, as well as the near extinct Gharials crocodiles.

You can do a number of activities here - an elephant safaria nature walkbird watchinga jungle drive or a canoe trip. You may even take a bath with an elephant and learn how to wash your elephant! Don't forget take a video of your elephant-bath which will be one of the fondest memories of the lifetime.

Overnight in Chitwan.

  • Asian Rhinoceros in Chitwan National Park Asian Rhinoceros in Chitwan National Park
  • Riding Elephant in Chitwan National Park Riding Elephant in Chitwan National Park

Day 8 Chitwan – Nagarkot / 180km, About 6hrs' Driving ( B )

Today, you need to be driven about 6 hours to Nagarkot. Situated 34 km north-east of Kathmandu, Nagarkot is one of the most beautiful sites in Nepal. With an altitude of 2,715 meters, this is an ideal place to enjoy the grandiose views of Mount Everest and some other high peaks over 7500m on the Himalaya Range.

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Day 9 Nagarkot – Kathmandu / 30km, About 1.5hrs' Driving ( B )

Get up early in the morning to catch the precious moment to watch the breathtaking sunrise over Mt. Everest from Nagarkot, then get back to your hotel to have breakfast.

After having the fantastic time in Nagarkot, you’ll be transferred to another sister city of Kathmandu and Patan - Bhaktapur which is one of three medieval city-states in the Kathmandu Valley as well as the best preserved one with an altitude of 1,401 meter. With three different styles square - Durbar SquareTaumadhi Square and Dattatreya Square, it is the best place to explore traditional Nepalese architecture and local life and custom, also the best place to witness the great achievements of arts and crafts created by the famous Nepal's Malla Dynasty (1201–1769). Bhaktapur is also famous as the Town of the Devotees. There are many devout Hindus and Buddhists living in the city.

In the afternoon, go to have a contrast tour to the giant Buddhist stupa - Boudhanath. About 131ft (40km) high, Boudhanath is the largest stupa in Kathmandu Valley , and one of the largest and most important Buddhist stupas in the world. The all-seeing red, white and blue eyes of Buddha are painted on all four sides of the stupa, similar to Swayambhunath, and surrounded by hundreds of fluttering prayer flags, prayer wheels and small images of Buddha.

After the sightseeing, drive back to Kathmandu City for accommodation.

  • Enjoy Himalaya Mountains Views at Nagarkot Enjoy Himalaya Mountains Views at Nagarkot
  • Giant Boudhanath Stupa Giant Boudhanath Stupa
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Sqaure Bhaktapur Durbar Sqaure

Day 10 Kathmandu Departure ( B )

Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from the hotel to the airport in time for the scheduled flight to your next destination. Before that, you can take a rest at the hotel or go for a walk nearby.

Tips: Please pack your luggage carefully, especially for small things like camera charge, power adaptor, mobile phone, phone charger, wallet and towel. If your flight is arranged in the afternoon, please make sure you check out the hotel before 12pm.

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Price & Service Guide

The quotation for this trip is per person

1. This price is based on a group of 2 adult travelers who will take our private tour and share one standard rooms in regular local 4-star hotel in lower seasons.

2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.

3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2020.

4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.7. The final quotation will be adjusted accoring to the latest real-time exchange rate.

What's included in this price?

  • Flight tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Chitwan to Kathmandu.
  • Private professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Private vehicle and Luggage Transfers.
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits.
  • All accommodations, based on double-occupancy. Medium standard accommodation with attached bathroom on twin sharing basis. Guesthouse or tent in remote areas.
  • Meals noted in the itinerary as "B,L,D".
  • Admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge (the planning, handling, operational and communication charges) & government taxes.
  • Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance

What's excluded in this price?

  • Nepal visa (your local tour guide could help you get it if necessary).
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary (all lunches and dinners).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Single room supplement.
  • Additional tour service and/or activities.

Value for money:

While the trip of a lifetime is priceless, we know value is a vital aspect for those deciding which tour to choose.

When comparing tour prices, be sure to compare like to like. Our tours are designed to ensure that our customers experience all the culture, history, and beauty that Tibet has to offer, and at a reasonable price.

A great way to enjoy the lowest possible price is to invite more people to join your trip to share the travel experience as well as the tour expense. The more people in a group, the lower the price per person. (We recommend you join our group tour if you are traveling alone. Please contact our travel consultant for more information)

Booking early is also an easy way to ensure the best rate! We highly recommend you contact us at least 1 month before your planned departure date.

FAQs of This Trip

  1. Service Information- What is a private Tibet tour package?

    Private Tibet Tour Package means you will have your own private local tour guide, private vehicle and private driver for your group. You don't have to share the vehicle with others. You tour guide will take care of only your group. With the help of your private tour guide, you will see more in Tibet, communicating with locals to learn about Tibetan lifestyle and culture.

    You have the flexibility to arrange the group activities accorddingly, such as changing the visiting order of attractions or extending the visiting time of certain place. You can also stop on the road as you need.

    If you are traveling with your family or a group of friends, a private tour for your group is ideal. As you have more people in the group, the price won't be much higher than a join-in group tour. It is a good way to save money and enjoy ultimate service.

  2. Accommodation Information

    In Tibet, the overall accommodation situation is not as good as many other parts of China. There are only a few star hotels available in Tibet. In remote areas like Mt. Everest base camp, Mt. Kailash, only guesthouse or tents are available for travelers.

    We hand-picked the hotels in each city and areas for you to ensure you have reasonable places to stay while traveling in Tibet. They are in convenient locations and are as comfortable as the local can provide. We also tend to use hotels with unique Tibetan features.

    In 3- or 4-star hotels in cities and towns like Lhasa, Tsetang, Shigatse and Gyangtse, you do not need to worry about sanitation. Though, it is a fact that traveling in Tibet is a bit hard. If you are going to remote areas like Mt. Everest or stay near the lakes, it is best to bring a sleeping bag to ensure that you have a nice sleep en route. 

    For trekking and cycling tours:

    1, Stay in local hotel or guesthouse.
    2, Stay in tent. (Camping facilities will be provided)
    3, Stay in local Tibetan’s family

  3. Meal Information

    Breakfast: If you are staying in a star hotel, breakfast is usually included. If you are staying in a guesthouse or tent, breakfast is not included.

    Lunch and Dinner:
    We don’t usually include lunch and dinner in our tour itinerary. We do arrange lunch or dinner for you at your request though. However, we prefer to give you the freedom to choose the food you want and pay on the spot. From our previous customers' responses, we find that most of our clients prefer to leave the dinners open on their own so that they can enjoy some time to themselves. They can choose either to go to a local restaurant for a little adventure or to have a simple dinner in the hotel where they stay. They may also prefer to choose a restaurant which appeals to their own unique tastes.

    We have created a list of our favorite restaurants in Tibet and hand-picked some local restaurants to recommend to our customers. In Lhasa, you can choose Chinese food, Western food, Tibetan food as well as Nepalese food and Indian food. In "off-the-beaten-road" destinations, choices are limited. Our tour guide will be more than happy to recommend good restaurants for you and take you to the restaurants available according to your tastes and preferred style of dishes. Soon you’ll develop your favorite Tibetan dishes!

    Meals arrangement in trekking and cycling tours:

    Service one: (recommended if you only have 1-2 people in your group and the trekking day is less than 3 days)
    Our tour guide will take you to a local supermarket to buy the food you need for the trekking. You will need to bring some cash with you. We recommend energy bars, chocolate, water, fruit, and cookies. If the trekking length is less than 3 days, bringing food along can be a good way to lower the costs.

    Service two:
    Some of our tour guides are able to cook for customers for a little bit extra service charge. You can contact our travel consultants to see if it is possible to arrange this service for you. It can be difficult to arrange this service for you in peak season, so we can’t guarantee this service at the moment; however, we will try our best to provide this service for you.

    Service three: (recommended if you have 5-6 people in your group)
    We highly recommend you hire a cook for the trekking tour. As you will trek for average 5-6 hours per day which requires lots of energy, it is important to have proper meal during the trekking section. If you like, we will hire a chef to follow your tour and cook for you during the trekking. They can make sure you have hot food during trekking. They will carry all necessary cooking items and equipment including stove and utensils with them. Some cooks will teach you how to cook as well and make cakes with the group on the last day.

    You can communicate with your cook and let them know what kind of meal you prefer. You may prescribe the menu for cooking and tell the cook whatever requirements you have.

    Daily meal arrangement for your reference:

    Breakfast: coffee, milk, eggs, bread
    Lunch: rice and vegetables
    Dinner: noodles or Spaghetti with vegetables

     

  4. Our Tour Guide and Driver Information

    Local Tour Guides
    Our tour guides are born and raised in the regions we visit so they know all the potential difficulties and how to avoid them. They are highly trained, speak excellent English and know the local myths, traditions and history which they will share with you. Wherever you travel, our guides are the key that unlocks each destination and make the trip memorable and unique.

    Private Driver and Vehicles
    Our drivers have many years of driving experience in the areas and are very reliable. With Tibet Discovery, you can rest assured that we only use the highest quality vehicles available. We use mainly private vehicles, to ensure we get to our destinations as swiftly and smoothly as possible, as well as allowing the freedom and flexibility to stop and look around or stretch your legs.

    If the tour is mainly around Lhasa, we usually choose to use a minivan as the road condition around Lhasa is pretty good, and the minivan costs less as well. If the tour is covering places with poor road conditions or the distances are quite far, we also offer 4WD off road vehicles.

    Notes: Tipping is not traditional in China and was actually illegal until the 1980s. While Chinese do not expect tips from other Chinese, they have come to expect tips from Western travelers. Due to this, it is highly recommended that you tip your tour guides and drivers as they are aware that it is a “Western custom” and may worry that you were not happy with their service if they do not receive a tip.

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  5. Packing List: What should I bring along with me on the tour?

    For clothing, we suggest casual style and layered clothing because temperatures in Tibet vary greatly during a day. Down coat is necessary if you go beyond Lhasa and Shigatse to remote areas, e.g. the Everest Camp or further to Mt.Kailash. Sun glasses, sun block,moisture cream are necessary too.

    For food, 2L of water each day, and some snacks. We also find the energy drink Red Bull is a great energy boost while traveling in Tibet.

    For medicines, we suggest that you take some pain-killer pills with you and enough medicine for colds, diarrhea, nausea and fever. Some nasal ointment andthroat-moistening pills will be of great help for those who are sensitive tochilly weather conditions. Please consult your doctor prior to your travel toTibet. Medicine is a must for travelers to Tibet.

    Note: You don't have to worry about your luggage in trekking tours as we could hire abelly boy and Yak and Yak man to carry your luggage for you during the trekking section of the tour. It is an optional service. 

  6. High Altitude Sickness Information: How can I prepare for high altitude adjustment?

    Anxiety is the common cause of mountain sickness. Our customers age range from 20 years old to 70 years old, there is no evidence that suggests that age has anything to do with the occurrence of mountain sickness.

    Taking a Tibet tour with Tibet Discovery, our tour guide will take care of you and give advice on how to avoid high altitude sickness on arrival. A bottle of oxygen will be prepared for each person for emergency use when the tour includes visiting places like Mt. Everest, Lake Namtso, Mt. Kailash and activities like trekking and biking. Always remember that if you have any problems or feel uncomfortable, please tell your guide immediately or contact our travel consultant.

  7. Tibet Travel Permits and China Visa

    All foreign tourists and Taiwan tourists must apply for a Tibet Entry Permit issued by the TTB (Tibet Tourism Bureau) for entry to Lhasa or any other parts of the Tibet Autonomous Region.

    We will take care of all necessary Tibet permits in all of our Tibet tours. It is included in the price quotation and it is part of our tour services. It's advisable to apply for your travel permits at least 20 days prior to your entry date. The earlier, the easier for us to get a permit for you.

    Please tell us your real occupation when applying a tibet travel permit. Journalists and people involved with political matters (such asdiplomats and government officials) require more complicated procedures to beissued a permit.

    A valid passport and a valid China visa is needed when applying a Tibet travel permit. The cost of a Chinese Visa is not included in our tour, so you have to apply for your China Visa in your country by yourself. If you have any question in terms of applying a China visa and filling out the application form, feel free to contact our Travel Consultant.

  8. Questions About Attractions and Tour Activities

    Acclimatize: We suggest that you take it easy for your first few days in Tibet. Don't push yourself physically since your body will require some time to get used to the high altitude.

    Photography: When photographing Tibetans, please be sure to get their permission first. Also, when inside the religious sites, please be aware that if photography is permitted. It is not allowed to take pictures while inside the halls of Potala Palace and JokhangTemple.  Make sure you bring a flashlight if you want to see the inside of the monastery, though please ask for permission when taking pictures in the monastery. Some Monastery might charge visitors a 10-30RMB fee for taking pictures. Please ask your tour guide if you are not sure.

    Free time: During the free time of your trip, like the rest of the first day and the last day before departure, you can walk around on your own and do some shopping if you wish.

  9. Best time to visit Tibet

    Best time to go:

    Peak Season: June, July, August, September (June to October 15th )
    In July and August, the crowds will be considerably larger and the costs for vehicle, food, accommodation, and tour guides are higher. June-August generally has great weather, though during July and August, Tibet tends to be extremely crowded as many Chinese travel there for their summer vacation. As July and August is the peak season to travel to Tibet. We highly recommend you avoid those two months to reduce the costs.

    Best Value: April, May, and Late October to November (April 16th to May 31st)
    Late April to Early June, late October to November is the best value time to go, as the weather still nice and the cost is considerably less. The tour costs between this time is usually a few hundred dollars cheaper than peak season.

    Shoulder Season: Late November December, January, February, early April (Nov 16th to April 15th)
    December-February tends to be a slow period for travel to Tibet. The weather is generally quite cold, though there will be no crowds like there are during the peak season. Another benefit to traveling during the shoulder season is that prices are considerably lower. The view might not be as vivid but you can enjoy another side of Tibet.

    Note: Above information applies to most Tibet tours. For specific best travel time, please contact our travel consultant.

Reviews of Our Customers

Still not know us well? Read what other travelers are sharing about their Tibet trip with Tibet Discovery (We only accept reviews from confirmed travelers who took our tours / activities, so you can surely rely on the reviews)

Hi Leo,

Just to say that all went well in Tibet. Lily did a fantastic job and also my guide in Lhasa, that Potala palace is unreal, and the other sights also unique, was a real rewarding trip one I've been looking forward to for a long time.

I'm over the moon for having had the chance to visit there.

Thanks to you and your company. All the best was a pleasure.

Regards

Harri

 September 24, 2019
Hi Lyn,

I returned home a few days ago and I'm doing fine.

The trip went very well.

 

I really enjoyed my time in Lhasa and I've already told some friends and family about it.

Thank you.

 

Kevin

 September 19, 2019
Hi Wonder,

我们昨晚平安回家了!这一路多亏了Bruce和陈师傅,在中秋节假期和滂沱大雨的周末,开了一辆9人座的大车,带着我们游遍西安甚至一路到壶口!谢谢你的安排!

Jack & Yolante

 September 16, 2019
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  • Conditions: Your activities are mainly arranged in Kathmandu Valley, Chitwan and Pokhara. The altitude in these places are less than 1,400 m, and the road condition is not quite good during the transfer. While be careful when you take part in actiivities in Chitwan such as elephant safari, a nature walk, bird watching, a jungle drive or a canoe trip. 
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  • Best time: Available all year round. Highly recommend in February, March, April, May, September, October and November. Winter can be a little bit cold. While June July & Augest are the monsoon season and the weather is hot and wet at times.
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