Roof of the World - 9N/10D

Kathmandu - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa

Overview

Arrival Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Languages English, Spanish, German, Italian, French
Highlights
  • Sightseeing of Kathmandu including visit Durbar square, Swayambhunath, and Patan
  • Enjoy Everest Scenic flight (Mountain Flight)
  • Visit Boudhnath and Pashupatinath (UNESCO world heritage sites)
  • Visit Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple
  • Explore exciting sights of Lhasa - Drepung and Sera Monastery
  • Visit Gyantse Dzong and Gyantse Kumbum
  • Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse
Important Note
  • In case of waitlisted booking, we have to hold the alternate, for which we will advise the supplement OR reduction accordingly.
  • The above rates are based on presently prevailing taxes and entrances to the monuments. If there is any change, prices will also change accordingly.
  • Check-in and Check-out time is 1200 Hrs.
  • Given rates are based on the present rate of exchange and it may be changed.

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu

    Arrive Kathmandu. On arrival, you will be greeted and assisted by our representative and transferred to the hotel.

    Kathmandu– It is the capital city and is a historical and diverse city of Nepal. It is home to seven UNESCO world heritage sites so it is rich in culture and as well as in Nature. Kathmandu is a city where ancient traditions are zealously guarded while at the same time embracing modern technology. Surrounded by some of the world's greatest peaks, Kathmandu has mountains of its own in the form of ancient monuments and temples.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 02: Kathmandu

    After breakfast enjoys the sightseeing of Kathmandu.

    Kathmandu Durbar Square - This historic square in Nepal is home to temples dating back to the third century exhibiting unique architecture. Kumari Bahal and Maju Deva Shiva Temple are the places where one can see the real Nepal architectures with multicolor engravings on the walls and doors. Within the inner complex of Durbar Square is the site of the Old Royal Palaces (referred to as the Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex).

    Swayambhunath
    Swayambhunath, overlooks most parts of the valley giving visitors a panoramic view of the city. This beautiful Buddhist stupa is said to be 2000 years old. It is believed that When Buddha visited this place, he affirmed that it was a wish-fulfilling stupa, and whoever is touched by the wind that passes over the stupa receives the seed of liberation from the cycle of existence. The whole area around the Stupa contains an array of small stupas and temples

    Patan
    It is located just 05 kms from Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square (Durbar means palace), a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the major attraction with the old royal palace and a host of artistically designed temples all within the square. Patan still has the Old -world charm people still have traditional professions like woodcarving and metal crafts.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 03: Kathmandu

    Early Morning pickup from hotel and transfer to airport to take Mt. Flight – subject to weather

    Everest Scenic flight (Mountain Flight) - Itis one of the best ways to experience the Everest region. It's perfect for the majority of us who'll never make the arduous climb to the summit. You will be just 200 meters away from Mt. Everest and many other mountains. This will be a lifetime experience to add to your memories. This scenic flight will be around one hour.

    Return to the hotel for a late breakfast.

    After a relaxed breakfast enjoy sightseeing including the followings -

    Boudhnath
    It is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the most important landmarks in Kathmandu. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal directions, keeping a lookout for righteous behavior and human prosperity. The 36-meter-high stupa of Buddha is massive and dominates the skyline in the area.

    Pashupatinath
    The largest temple complex in Nepal and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Built-in the 5th century and later renovated by Malla kings, the site itself is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium when a Shiva lingam was discovered here. . Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of the Bagmati River, as an entrance into the temple, is strictly forbidden to all non-Hindus.

    The evening is free to relax or go for shopping.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 04: Kathmandu / Lhasa

    After Breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Lhasa.

    On arrival in Lhasa, transfer to the hotel.

    Lhasa is situated at an altitude of 3656 meters and is one of the highest cities in the world. Therefore, it is also known as the “Roof of the world”. The center of the Tibetan Buddhist world for over a millennium, Lhasa (Lāsà; literally the 'Place of the Gods') remains largely a city of wonders. The city is a treat for the travelers as it still retains the old essence of traditional Tibetan life.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 05: Lhasa

    Today you will experience this majestic city.

    Potala Palace. It is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The imposing structure of the palace dominates the landscape of Lhasa. The highlight of Palace is the unique collection includes gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

    Note: Since only a limited number of visitors are allowed to visit the Potala Palace every day, the order of sightseeing places will be decided upon by your guide.

    Jokhang Temple (or Jokhang Monastery) It is a 1300-year-old temple and is the spiritual center of Tibet and was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Standing four stories tall, spread over an area of about 25,000 square meters is a UNESCO World Heritage site with its golden roof is an esoteric blend of local Tibetan elements with Nepalese, Chinese, and Indian influences.

    Stroll around the busy Barkhor Square, the nerve center of Lhasa. Here you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 06: Lhasa

    Today you will visit some of the exciting sights of Lhasa.

    Drepung Monastery – It is lies at the foot of the Gambo Utse Mountain, around five kilometers from downtown Lhasa, and is one of the Great Three Gelug Monasteries in Tibet, along with Sera and Ganden monasteries. Here you can visit the biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.

    Sera Monastery - It is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. Here you will get an insight into the important aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. One of the major attractions is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. The original Sera Monastery is responsible for some 19 hermitages, including four nunneries, which are all located in the foothills north of Lhasa

    The rest of the day is at leisure.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 07: Lhasa / Gyantse

    After breakfast drive to Gyantse. You will enjoy a comfortable drive on Friendship highway.

    Gyantse is lying on a historic trade route between India and Tibet, Gyantse has long been a crucial link for traders and pilgrims journeying across the Himalaya. It was once considered Tibet’s third city, behind Lhasa and Shigatse. In the Tibetan language, Gyantse literally means “the summit of the victory and the residence of the King”.

    Afternoon visit the followings -

    Gyantse Dzong – it is also known as Gyantse Old Castle, is a famous landmark in the town. British army invaded Gyantse in 1904, during the 30th years' reign of the Qing Emperor Guangxu period. It is a bit different from other Buddhist sites in Tibet, Gyantse Dzong is famous for patriots.

    Gyantse Kumbum – Gyantse Kumbum has been described as the most important of its kind in Tibet. This 32m-high chörten, with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and crown-like golden dome, is awe-inspiring. The interior is equally impressive. Kumbum means 100,000 images in Tibetan.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 08: Gyantse / Shigatse

    Today you will drive to Shigatse.

    Shigatse - It is a beautiful and Tibet’s second-largest town and the traditional capital of Tsang province. People like to visit this place more because of its historical touch; it is situated within the culturally rich Tsang province of Tibet. It is located 3800 meters above sea level. Basing in the plain at the confluence of Yariong and Nyang River.

    Upon arrival in Shigatse you will visit the famous Tashilhunpo Monastery

    Tashilhunpo Monastery – It was founded in 1447 by Gendun Drup, the first Dalai Lama. It is the largest monastery of Rear Tibet’s Gelug Sect, your journey to Tibet will be incomplete without coming here. This is the main place where generations of Panchen Lama do their political and religious activities. It will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to visualize the workings of the lamas.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 09: Shigatse / Lhasa

    After breakfast drive to Lhasa on the friendship highway. It will take 06-07 hours along the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Brahmaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet).

    Arrive in Lhasa and transfer to the Hotel.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 07: Lhasa departure

    In time transfer to airport to connect the flight to next destination. (check out time is 1200 Hrs)