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The Best of Nepal and Tibet

12 days from £4,250 per person

This short tour includes seven nights visiting some of the most important temples and monasteries in Tibet. Begin with a few days in and around Kathmandu before flying to Lhasa where there will be time to see the iconic Potala Palace and Barkhor Square. Drive between Gyantse, Shigatse and Tsetang, seeing the monasteries and ancient sites of each including the Samye Monastery. Although the drives between the destinations are long, the landscape of the Tibetan Plateau is dramatic, rugged and unlike anywhere else.

This tour is ideal for those who want to see a fascinating ancient culture and everyday life for Tibetans and don't mind staying in some uninspiring hotels to do so.

This luxury holiday is purely a suggested itinerary; it can be booked as it is or used as a starting point for creating your perfect tailor-made tour of Nepal and Tibet. If you would like to see similar trips, take a look at our collection of Active and Trekking holidays.

Itinerary details

12 days from £4,250 per person

  • Day 1 - Dwarikas Hotel - Kathmandu
    Fly to Kathmandu via Delhi. On arrival transfer to the hotel.
  • Day 2 - Dwarikas Hotel - Kathmandu
    Spend the day discovering Kathmandu's many temples, stupas and squares.
  • Day 3 - Dwarikas Hotel - Kathmandu
    Explore the Kathmandu Valey including Bodhnath and Pashupatinath.
  • Day 4 - Tibet Hotel - Lhasa
    Transfer to the airport and fly to Lhasa. Spend the afternoon acclimatising.
  • Day 5 - Tibet Hotel - Lhasa
    Visit the sites of Lhasa including the Potala Palace and Barkhor Square.
  • Day 6 - Tibet Hotel - Lhasa
    Visit the Sera and Drepung Monastery and Norbulinka.
  • Day 7 - Gyantse Hotel - Gyantse
    Drive to Gyantse.
  • Day 8 - Manasarovar Hotel - Shigatse
    Visit the monastery and then drive to Shigatse.
  • Day 9 - Tsedang Hotel - Tsedang
    Travel to Tsedang via the Samya Monastery.
  • Day 10 - Tsedang Hotel - Tsedang
    Visit the sites in and around Tsedang including the King's Tomb and one of the oldest temples in Tibet.
  • Day 11 - Dwarikas Hotel - Kathmandu
    Drive back to the airport for your flight to Kathmandu. Afternoon at leisure.
  • Day 12 - In transit.
    Transfer to the airport for your flight home via Delhi.
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To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.
Bill Bryson

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