Nepal & Tibet: From the Jungle to the Roof of the World

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Nepal & Tibet: From the Jungle to the Roof of the World



Tour Description:

Venture from the lofty Himalaya to the wild jungle as
you flightsee Mount Everest, track one-horned rhino
in Chitwan National Park, explore Lhasa’s Potala
Palace and unwind in the lush foothills of Dhulikhel.

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Dates & Pricing

Monday 14 Oct 24 — Friday 25 Oct 24Starting at $10,990 Get a Quote
Monday 14 Apr 25 — Friday 25 Apr 25Starting at $11,995 Get a Quote
Monday 13 Oct 25 — Friday 24 Oct 25Starting at $11,995 Get a Quote
Monday 27 Oct 25 — Friday 07 Nov 25Starting at $11,995 Get a Quote
Monday 01 Dec 25 — Friday 12 Dec 25Starting at $11,995 Get a Quote


ITINERARY

Day 1 - Kathmandu, Nepal
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 - Kathmandu
Ride by rickshaw to Durbar Square and Taleju Temple. See the House of the Living Goddess (Kumari), explore the bazaar and old city, and visit the 1,500-year-old stupa (Buddhist shrine) of Swayambhunath. Return to your hotel for a welcome cocktail reception and dinner. This evening, hear a gripping firsthand account from a Mount Everest summiteer.

Day 3 - Kathmandu
Early this morning, enjoy an awe-inspiring sightseeing tour past Mount Everest, or opt to take a helicopter (at an additional cost) for an up-close experience of the mountain. After breakfast, visit the highly revered Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and the towering Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath. Here, a local artisan reveals the religious significance of thangka artwork. Continue to Kopan Monastery and Nunnery for a blessing and private meditation session.

Day 4 - Chitwan National Park
Fly to Bharatpur, where you are met and transferred to your lodge in Chitwan National Park. Settle in with time at leisure and an afternoon tea service. If time allows, set out on a thrilling Jeep safari in the park.

Day 5 - Chitwan National Park
Rise early to track one-horned rhinos through the jungle with an expert naturalist, perhaps even stealing a rare glimpse of the elusive Bengal tiger. After lunch, float down the Rapti River, taking in beautiful views of the Himalayan foothills and spotting exotic species along the way. Finish with a Scenic Sundowner on one of the river’s banks.

Day 6 - Kathmandu
Take in one last morning among the wilds of the park. Then, travel to Bharatpur for your flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, continue to historic Patan, seeing Durbar Square, the Golden Temple, Krishna Mandir and the enlightening Patan Museum.

Day 7 - Lhasa, Tibet (China)
Fly to Lhasa this morning for a spectacular flight over Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks. Upon arrival in Lhasa, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the afternoon acclimatizing.

Day 8 - Lhasa
After a leisurely breakfast, proceed to Drepung Monastery. A major pillar of the former theocratic state, this massive enclave once housed over 7,700 monks. Continue to Sera Monastery and listen in as monks engage in a spirited theological debate, a skill finely honed over countless generations.

Day 9 - Lhasa
Today, venture inside the towering walls of Potala Palace, former winter residence of the Dalai Lama. Next, experience the spiritual heart of Tibet at the sacred Jokhang, a 1,300-year-old temple. Finally, glimpse an enduring hub of everyday life at Lhasa’s Barkhor Bazaar.

Day 10 - Dhulikhel
Fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, explore medieval Bhaktapur before continuing to your luxurious resort set in the foothills of Dhulikhel, a site famed as an ideal vantage point for viewing the Himalayan range.

Day 11 - Dhulikhel
After breakfast, enjoy resort activities such as birdwatching, hiking, yoga, meditation, painting and pottery. Later, gather for a Chef’s Table experience revealing the finer points of Nepalese cuisine. Finally, trade stories with your fellow guests at a farewell cocktail reception and dinner.

Day 12 - Dhulikhel
After breakfast, you are transferred to the Kathmandu airport for your departure.