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    Nepal and Tibet cultural sightseeing Tour

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    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Duration
      14 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Easy Trip
    • Activities
      City Tour Only
    • Accommodation
      3 star and 4 star standard hotel options
    • Meals
      Bed and Breakfast Plan (BB Plan)
    • Vehicle
      Private Luxury Tourist Vehicles
    • Max. People
    Nepal and Tibet cultural sightseeing TourMap
    • StartsKathmandu, Nepal
    • EndsKathmandu, Nepal

    About - Nepal and Tibet cultural sightseeing Tour

    The 14-day Nepal and Tibet cultural sightseeing tour provides a unique opportunity to explore and appreciate the cultural similarities and differences between these two neighboring countries. The trip allows you to delve into the shared religious backgrounds and understand the cultural intimacy that exists between Nepal and Tibet.

    Nepal, as the birthplace of the founder of Buddhism, holds significant religious and historical importance. Buddhism has been an integral part of Tibetan culture, and Tibet is known for its ancient Buddhist traditions. This cultural connection between the two regions adds depth and richness to the tour. Additionally, the movement of people between Tibet and Nepal throughout history has contributed to the cultural intersection between the two. Many Nepalese of Mongolian origin have migrated from Tibet to Nepal, influencing the cultural fabric of both countries.

    Tibet, known as the "Roof of the World," offers a unique geographic landscape and a sense of mystery. The Tibetan Plateau is renowned for its rugged terrain and provides a spiritual haven for those seeking an adventurous and enlightening journey. Exploring Tibet will exceed your expectations, offering a blend of cultural exploration and natural wonders. The Nepal and Tibet tour presents an exceptional opportunity to understand the complexities of culture, lifestyle, spirituality, and more, between these two nations. It allows you to witness and appreciate the diverse spiritual beliefs, languages, cuisines, and various other aspects of life that define the cultural identities of Nepal and Tibet.

    If you are seeking adventure and a deep exploration of spiritual beliefs within a cultural context, the 14-day Nepal and Tibet cultural sightseeing tour is the perfect package for you. This journey promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, offering insights and experiences that will stay with you forever.

    Features of Nepal and Tibet Cultural Sightseeing Tour

    The Nepal and Tibet Cultural Sightseeing Tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage of both Nepal and Tibet. Here are some key features of this tour:

    Cultural Diversity

    Nepal and Tibet are both known for their rich cultural diversity, stemming from the various ethnic groups, religions, and traditions that exist within the regions. Here are some highlights of the cultural diversity you can expect to encounter on the Nepal and Tibet Cultural Sightseeing Tour:

    Nepal's Cultural Diversity:

    Ethnic Groups: Nepal is home to a diverse range of ethnic groups, including the dominant Indo-Aryan population, as well as indigenous groups like Newars, Gurungs, Tamangs, Tharus, and many others. Each group has its own distinct culture, language, traditions, and festivals.
    Hinduism and Buddhism: Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and has a significant Hindu population. Both Hinduism and Buddhism coexist harmoniously, with numerous temples, monasteries, and sacred sites scattered throughout the country.
    Festivals: Nepal celebrates a plethora of colorful and vibrant festivals throughout the year. Some notable festivals include Dashain, Tihar, Holi, Bisket Jatra, and Indra Jatra, among others. These festivals provide a glimpse into the cultural and religious practices of the Nepalese people.

    Tibet's Cultural Diversity:

    Tibetan Buddhism: Tibet is known as the center of Tibetan Buddhism, with a strong influence of Buddhist philosophy, rituals, and practices. Monasteries and nunneries are essential aspects of Tibetan culture, and you'll have the opportunity to visit iconic monastic sites during the tour.
    Nomadic Traditions: In the rural areas of Tibet, you can witness the nomadic way of life. Tibetan nomads have a unique culture centered around herding yaks and sheep, living in traditional yak-hair tents known as "black tents."
    Tibetan Cuisine: Tibetan cuisine is distinctive and has its own flavors and specialties. You can taste traditional Tibetan dishes like momo (dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup), yak meat dishes, butter tea, and tsampa (roasted barley flour).

    Both Nepal and Tibet offer a remarkable blend of ancient traditions, religious practices, architectural wonders, and cultural festivities. The tour provides an immersive experience that allows you to interact with local communities, witness religious rituals, explore historical sites, and appreciate the diverse cultural tapestry of the region.

    UNESCO World Heritage Sites

    The Nepal and Tibet Cultural Sightseeing Tour includes visits to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These sites are recognized for their outstanding universal value in terms of cultural, historical, or natural significance. Here are some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites you can expect to visit during the tour:

    In Nepal:

    Kathmandu Durbar Square: Located in the heart of Kathmandu, this ancient royal palace complex showcases exquisite Nepalese architecture and art. It is home to numerous palaces, temples, and courtyards.
    Patan Durbar Square: Situated in the city of Patan (also known as Lalitpur), this square is known for its well-preserved Newari architecture, intricate carvings, and religious monuments.
    Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Located in the city of Bhaktapur, this square is famous for its medieval charm and well-preserved palaces, temples, and courtyards. It offers insights into Newari culture and architecture.
    Pashupatinath Temple: Situated on the banks of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu, this sacred Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is an important pilgrimage site and a center for Hindu rituals and cremations.

    In Tibet:

    Potala Palace: Located in Lhasa, the Potala Palace is an iconic landmark and the former winter residence of the Dalai Lama. It is a remarkable architectural masterpiece and houses numerous chapels, halls, and ancient artifacts.
    Jokhang Temple: Situated in Lhasa, the Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred sites in Tibetan Buddhism. It is known for its stunning architecture and houses a revered statue of Buddha.
    Norbulingka Palace: Located in Lhasa, the Norbulingka Palace is a serene retreat and the former summer residence of the Dalai Lama. It is renowned for its beautiful gardens, pavilions, and vibrant Tibetan cultural festivals.

    These UNESCO World Heritage Sites offer a glimpse into the rich history, architecture, and religious significance of Nepal and Tibet. They are important cultural landmarks that showcase the unique heritage of the region and are an integral part of the cultural sightseeing tour.

    Sacred Buddhist and Hindu Sites

    The Nepal and Tibet Cultural Sightseeing Tour includes visits to several sacred Buddhist and Hindu sites. These sites hold great religious and spiritual significance for followers of these religions. Here are some of the sacred sites you can expect to visit during the tour:

    In Nepal:

    Boudhanath Stupa: Located in Kathmandu, Boudhanath is one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. It is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists and a center for Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal.
    Swayambhunath Stupa: Also known as the Monkey Temple, Swayambhunath is an ancient Buddhist stupa situated atop a hill in Kathmandu. It offers panoramic views of the city and is a revered site for Buddhists.
    Pashupatinath Temple: Situated in Kathmandu, Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a significant pilgrimage site and hosts elaborate Hindu rituals and cremation ceremonies.
    Dakshinkali Temple: Located south of Kathmandu, Dakshinkali is a temple dedicated to the goddess Kali. It is a popular pilgrimage site for Hindus, especially during the Dashain festival.

    In Tibet:

    Jokhang Temple: Situated in Lhasa, the Jokhang Temple is one of the holiest sites in Tibetan Buddhism. It houses a precious statue of Buddha and is a focal point for pilgrims from Tibet and beyond.
    Potala Palace: The Potala Palace in Lhasa is not only an architectural wonder but also holds immense religious significance for Tibetan Buddhists. It was the winter residence of the Dalai Lama and served as a center for religious and political affairs.
    Tashilhunpo Monastery: Located in Shigatse, Tashilhunpo is one of the most important monasteries in Tibet. It is the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama, the second-highest spiritual leader in Tibetan Buddhism.

    These sacred sites provide a unique opportunity to witness religious rituals, explore ancient traditions, and gain insights into the spiritual practices of Buddhism and Hinduism. They offer a serene and contemplative atmosphere that allows visitors to connect with the profound religious heritage of Nepal and Tibet.

    Natural Beauty

    The Nepal and Tibet Cultural Sightseeing Tour also allows you to witness the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the regions. Here are some highlights of the natural beauty you can expect to encounter during the tour:

    In Nepal:

    Himalayan Mountain Range: Nepal is home to a significant portion of the majestic Himalayas, including Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. You can enjoy breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna, Manaslu, and Langtang, among others.
    Pokhara Valley: Nestled amidst the foothills of the Himalayas, Pokhara is renowned for its serene lakes, including Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, and Rara Lake. The city offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountains.
    Chitwan National Park: Located in southern Nepal, Chitwan National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. It is home to diverse wildlife, including the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal tigers, elephants, and various bird species.

    In Tibet:

    Tibetan Plateau: Tibet is often referred to as the "Roof of the World" due to its high altitude and vast expanse of the Tibetan Plateau. The plateau offers breathtaking landscapes, expansive grasslands, snow-capped mountains, and pristine lakes like Yamdrok Lake and Namtso Lake.
    Mount Kailash: Considered sacred in Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Bon, Mount Kailash is a striking peak in western Tibet. Its unique shape and spiritual significance make it an important pilgrimage site for devotees.
    Yarlung Tsangpo River: Also known as the Brahmaputra River, the Yarlung Tsangpo is one of the world's highest and longest rivers. Its winding course through steep gorges and picturesque valleys offers spectacular views.

    These natural wonders provide a remarkable backdrop to your cultural exploration, allowing you to appreciate the breathtaking beauty and tranquility of the landscapes. The tour offers opportunities for scenic drives, leisurely walks, and moments of contemplation in the lap of nature.

    Luxury Accommodation and Transportation

    The Nepal and Tibet Cultural Sightseeing Tour includes luxury accommodation and transportation to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable travel experience. Here are some features of the luxury accommodation and transportation provided:

    Luxury Accommodation:

    Hotel Options: The tour offers a selection of well-selected luxury hotels and resorts in each destination. These establishments are known for their exceptional service, comfortable amenities, and elegant surroundings.
    Twin Sharing Rooms: Accommodation is provided in twin sharing rooms, allowing you to share the room with a fellow traveler. The rooms are designed to provide a luxurious and relaxing environment.
    Range of Options: The tour offers a range of hotel options, allowing you to choose according to your preferences and budget. The options may include 4-star and 5-star hotels, ensuring a high standard of comfort and service.

    Luxury Transportation:

    Private Luxury Vehicles: Throughout the tour, you will travel in private luxury vehicles. These vehicles are well-maintained, spacious, and equipped with modern amenities to enhance your comfort during the journey.
    Experienced Drivers: The vehicles are driven by experienced and professional drivers who are familiar with the routes and ensure a safe and smooth travel experience.
    Convenience and Flexibility: Private transportation allows for flexibility in the itinerary, giving you the freedom to explore at your own pace and make stops for photo opportunities or to soak in the scenic beauty.

    The luxury accommodation and transportation provided in the tour aim to enhance your overall experience by ensuring a comfortable and hassle-free journey. You can relax and rejuvenate in the luxurious accommodations after a day of sightseeing, and travel in style and convenience with the private luxury vehicles.

    Authentic Experiences

    The Nepal and Tibet Cultural Sightseeing Tour also focuses on providing authentic experiences that allow you to immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions. Here are some aspects of the tour that contribute to authentic experiences:

    Local Guides: The tour is accompanied by experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly local guides who have deep insights into the local culture, history, and traditions. They can provide in-depth information about the visited sites, share interesting stories, and answer your questions, offering a deeper understanding of the destinations.

    Cultural Performances: As part of the tour, you will have the opportunity to witness cultural performances that showcase traditional music, dance, and art forms. The welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance is one such example. These performances offer a glimpse into the vibrant local culture and provide an authentic experience.

    Local Cuisine: The tour allows you to savor authentic local cuisine. You can taste traditional Nepali and Tibetan dishes, explore local flavors, and indulge in culinary delights. From momo (dumplings) and thukpa (noodle soup) in Nepal to yak meat dishes and butter tea in Tibet, you can experience the local flavors and culinary traditions.

    Interactions with Locals: Throughout the tour, there will be opportunities to interact with locals, such as artisans, monks, and residents of local communities. These interactions provide insights into their daily lives, customs, and traditions. Engaging with locals allows for a more authentic and meaningful cultural experience.

    Sacred Pilgrimage Sites: Visiting sacred pilgrimage sites like monasteries, temples, and stupas provides an authentic spiritual experience. You can witness religious rituals, observe devotees engaging in prayers and offerings, and feel the spiritual ambiance of these revered sites.

    Overall, the Nepal and Tibet Cultural Sightseeing Tour offers a unique blend of cultural immersion, natural beauty, and spiritual exploration, allowing you to create lasting memories and gain a deeper understanding of these enchanting regions.

    Best Time for Nepal and Tibet Cultural Sightseeing Tour

    The best time for the Nepal and Tibet Cultural Sightseeing Tour depends on the specific activities and regions you plan to visit. Here is a breakdown of the ideal seasons for different parts of the tour:


    Spring (March to May):

    • Weather: The weather is mild and gradually warming up. Days are generally pleasant, with occasional rain showers.
    • Highlights: Blooming rhododendrons and other flowers, clear views of the mountains, and festive celebrations like Holi and Nepali New Year (Bisket Jatra).

    Summer/Monsoon (June to August):

    • Weather: Monsoon season with frequent rain showers and high humidity. The temperatures can be warm, especially in the lower elevations.
    • Highlights: Lush greenery, fewer tourists, and the opportunity to witness rural life and agricultural activities.

    Autumn (September to November):

    • Weather: Dry season with clear skies and stable temperatures. Days are warm, and nights can be cool, especially in the higher elevations.
      Highlights: Excellent visibility of the mountains, vibrant festivals like Dashain and Tihar, and ideal trekking conditions.

    Winter (December to February):

    • Weather: Cold temperatures, especially in the higher elevations. Days are usually clear, but nights can be chilly.
    • Highlights: Snow-capped landscapes, fewer tourists, and lower accommodation prices. It's also a good time for cultural sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley.


    Spring (April to June):

    • Weather: The weather begins to warm up, and temperatures are milder compared to winter. It can still be quite cold at higher elevations.
      Highlights: Colorfully blooming flowers, clear views of the mountains, and Tibetan New Year (Losar) celebrations.

    Summer (July to August):

    • Weather: Summer in Tibet can be warm during the day, but nights remain cool. There may be occasional rain showers.
      Highlights: Vibrant landscapes, lush greenery, and the opportunity to witness Tibetan nomadic life.

    Autumn (September to October):

    • Weather: Dry season with clear skies and stable temperatures. Days are pleasant, and nights can be cool, especially at higher elevations.
      Highlights: Excellent visibility of the mountains, comfortable temperatures, and important Tibetan festivals like Shoton Festival and Thangka unveiling.

    Winter (November to February):

    • Weather: Cold temperatures prevail, especially at higher altitudes. It can be quite chilly, and some areas may experience heavy snowfall.
    • Highlights: Snow-covered landscapes, fewer tourists, and the opportunity to witness traditional Tibetan rituals and practices.

    The specific weather conditions and temperatures can vary within each season, especially in higher elevations. It's important to check the weather forecast and pack accordingly for your trip.

    Important notes on Nepal and Tibet cultural sightseeing Tour

     Here are some important notes to keep in mind for the Nepal and Tibet Cultural Sightseeing Tour:

    Altitude Considerations: Both Nepal and Tibet have high-altitude regions. It is important to acclimatize properly and take necessary precautions to prevent altitude sickness. Stay hydrated, avoid strenuous activities in the initial days, and listen to your guide's advice regarding altitude acclimatization.

    Weather and Seasonal Variations: The weather can vary significantly in both Nepal and Tibet. Be prepared for changing weather conditions, especially in higher elevations. Pack appropriate clothing and gear to accommodate different seasons and temperature ranges.

    Respect Local Customs and Etiquette: Nepal and Tibet have rich cultural and religious traditions. Respect local customs, dress modestly while visiting temples and religious sites, and follow any guidelines provided by your guide. Seek permission before taking photographs of people, especially in monasteries and sacred sites.

    Travel Permits and Visas: Ensure that you have the necessary travel permits and visas for both Nepal and Tibet. We will assist you in obtaining the Tibet visa, which is processed after arrival in Nepal. Check the visa requirements well in advance and have all the required documents ready.

    Physical Fitness and Trekking Options: Some cultural tours may involve walking, climbing stairs, or short hikes to reach certain sites. Assess your physical fitness and choose an itinerary that suits your capabilities. If you plan to include trekking as part of the tour, ensure you are adequately prepared with appropriate gear and physical fitness.

    Currency and Money Matters: Both Nepal and Tibet have their own local currencies (Nepalese Rupee and Chinese Yuan, respectively). Carry some cash in local currencies for small expenses and emergencies. ATMs are available in major cities, but they may not always be accessible in remote areas.

    Travel Insurance: It is highly recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen circumstances. Check the coverage and policy details to ensure it meets your needs during the tour.

    Follow Health and Safety Guidelines: Follow health and safety guidelines provided by your tour operator and local authorities. This includes adhering to COVID-19 protocols, maintaining hygiene practices, and taking necessary vaccinations or medications before the trip.

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    What's Included

    • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport by a private luxury vehicle.
    • Accommodation in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
    • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Pokhara and Tibet with private vehicles
    • Luxurious private transportation throughout the trip in Nepal and Tibet
    • An experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking Guide for the sightseeing
    • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide.
    • Luxury Holidays Nepal's T-shirt, city route maps - if necessary.
    • Flight  fare Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu
    • Tibet visa (We will process it after arrival in Nepal-required 2-3 working days)
    • City sightseeing and entrance fees in Nepal and Tibet
    • Welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
    • Half-hour massage and dinner for last night in Kathmandu. 
    • All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charges and official expenses.


    Hotel Names-Option 1

    Hotel Names-Option 2

    Kathmandu (Day 1, Day 2 and Day 6)

    Hotel Holy Himalaya or Arushi Boutique Hotel or similar

    Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee or Gokarna Forest Resort or Aloft Kathmandu

    Nagarkot (Day 3)

    Club Himalaya, Nagarkot

    Hotel Mystic Mountain

    Pokhara (Day 4 and Day 5)

    Atithi Resort & SPA or Mount Kailash Resort

    Hotel Pokhara Grande or similar

    Tsedang (Day 7 and 8)

    Tsedang Hotel or similar

    Tsedang Hotel or similar

    Gyantse (Day 9)

    Gyantse Hotel or similar

    Gyantse Hotel or similar

    Lhasa (Day 10, Day 11 and Day 12)

    Four Point Sheraton Hotel (4-Star Hotel)

    St, Regis or Shangrila Hotel (5-star hotel)

    Kathmandu (Day 13)

    Yatri Suites and spa or similar

    Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee or Gokarna Forest Resort or Aloft Kathmandu

    What's Excluded

    • International airfare (See the international flights page)
    • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
    • Travel insurance(See the travel insurance page.)
    • Lunch and Dinner except for welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu (Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
    • Personal expenses.
    • Tips for the guide & driver. (Tipping is Expected).

    Dates & Availability

      • Start from KathmanduDec 29th 2022
        End to KathmanduJan 12th 2023
      • available15 Left
      • Price fromUS $4000per person
      • Start from KathmanduDec 14th 2023
        End to KathmanduDec 28th 2023
      • guaranteed12 Left
      • Price fromUS $4000per person
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      I have had the privilege of visiting Nepal multiple times with Luxury Holidays Nepal. I love and appreciate both the Nepalese people and Tibet. The people on my journeys were truly amazing, displaying a strong sense of unity and respect. One person who made a lasting impact on me was our guide, Shyam. His expertise and dedication made my experience unforgettable. This sightseeing tour allowed me to fully immerse myself in the vibrant cultures of Nepal and Tibet, and it was through this immersion. I am incredibly grateful to Luxury Holidays Nepal and our guide for providing me with a truly transformative experience during my visits to Nepal.

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      United States of America (the), New York

      Wonderful Tour of Nepal and Tibet

      My friend and I have just returned from a 2-week trip to Nepal and Tibet organized by Peregrine Tours and Treks. I have only positive things to say about them. Everything was very well planned and coordinated and we had a completely stress-free trip. Our guides Pasang in Nepal were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Luxury Holidays Nepal and the guides made us feel so welcome in Nepal and provided us with so many interesting facts about the places were visiting. Similarly, our drivers were polite and professional and made sure that we were comfortable during our journeys. We had a wonderful trip and I am very glad that we chose LHN. I would recommend this team again.

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      I had the best memories with LHN and have a better opportunity to visit Nepal and Tibet sightseeing tours. Exploring the cultural wonders of Nepal and Tibet was a transformative experience. The vibrant markets of Kathmandu and the tranquil monasteries of Lhasa offered a captivating glimpse into the spiritual and historical heritage of these regions. Each step was a revelation, as I witnessed the harmonious blend of Buddhism and Hinduism that defines the cultural landscape."

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    Essential Information


    The Nepal and Tibet Cultural Sightseeing Tour offers a range of accommodation options to suit different preferences and budgets. Here are some important details regarding accommodation:

    Luxury Accommodation: The tour includes luxury accommodation in well-selected hotels and resorts. These establishments are known for their exceptional service, comfortable amenities, and elegant surroundings. You can expect high-quality facilities, spacious rooms, and a range of services to enhance your comfort and relaxation.

    Twin-Sharing Basis: Accommodation is provided on a twin-sharing basis, which means you will be sharing a room with a fellow traveler of the same gender. This arrangement helps to keep costs lower while still providing a comfortable stay. If you prefer a single room, you may request a single supplement for an additional cost.

    Hotel Options: The tour offers a range of hotel options in each destination, allowing you to choose according to your preferences and budget. The options may include 4-star and 5-star hotels, ensuring a high standard of comfort and service. The specific hotel names or options may be provided by your tour operator, and you can discuss your preferences with them.

    Group Leader during the journey

    A group leader will accompany the Nepal and Tibet cultural sightseeing Tour. The group leader will be an experienced, friendly, and knowledgeable English-speaking guide who will provide valuable insights into the culture, history, and traditions of Nepal and Tibet throughout the tour. The group leader will take care of all logistical arrangements, including transportation, accommodations, and activities, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. They will also be available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have during the tour.

    Transportation on Journey

    During the journey, the transportation arrangements include the following:

    • Private luxury vehicle: You will be picked up and dropped off at the hotel and the airport in Kathmandu by a private luxury vehicle. This vehicle will be used for transportation within Nepal, including sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Pokhara.
    • Domestic flights: There is a flight included in the itinerary for the Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu route. This flight will be arranged for you, and the cost of the flight fare is included in the trip package.
    • Private vehicles in Tibet: Once you arrive in Lhasa, Tibet, private vehicles will be arranged for your transportation during the sightseeing tours in Tsedang, Gyantse, and Lhasa. These vehicles will be luxurious and provide comfort for your journeys.

    It's important to note that the specific type of private luxury vehicle used may vary depending on the group size and availability. The vehicles will be chosen to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable travel experience throughout the journey.

    Payment of the Due Balance

    To settle the remaining balance of your trip, you have two convenient payment options available. Please note the following details:

    Payment in the office after the arrival: Upon your arrival in Nepal, you can visit our office to make the payment in person. Our friendly staff will assist you in completing the payment process. Prior to your trip, we will provide you with the office address and operating hours to ensure a smooth transaction. This option allows for face-to-face interaction and provides an opportunity to address any queries you may have.

    Online payment: For added convenience, you can choose to make the payment online before your arrival in Nepal. We will provide you with instructions on how to proceed with the online payment. This secure method enables you to settle the balance from anywhere in the world. Please ensure that you have access to a reliable internet connection for a seamless transaction.

    Please consider the following additional information regarding payment methods:

    Credit Card Payment: If you decide to use a credit card for the online payment, please note that a handling charge of 4% will be applied to the outstanding balance. This charge covers the processing fees associated with credit card transactions.

    Bank Transfer Payment: We also offer the option to make the payment via bank transfer. This method does not incur any handling charges. We will provide you with the necessary bank account details to facilitate the transfer. Please ensure that any applicable bank fees or charges for the transfer are taken into account.

    We recommend contacting our guests to discuss the preferred payment method and to receive detailed instructions. We will guide you through the payment process, provide any required forms or documents, and address any specific queries you may have.

    Keeping a record of the payment confirmation, receipts, or invoices provided by our team is advisable for your reference and peace of mind.

    We strive to make the payment process as convenient as possible, ensuring a smooth start to your memorable journey.


    If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, it's important to confirm your preferred tour date with us as soon as possible, to ensure availability and allow time for the necessary arrangements to be made, such as purchasing domestic air tickets and booking accommodations.

    It's recommended to confirm your spot on the tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour, to allow for any necessary preparations and arrangements.

    When confirming your booking, you'll typically need to provide a code and voucher number to us. This information can usually be submitted through a link, such as the Voucher Redemption link.


    You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy.

    Tourist Visa Fee Details


    Updated Tourist Visa Fees

    15 Days (Multiple Entry)

    USD 30

    30 Days (Multiple Entry)

    USD 50

    90 Days (Multiple Entry)

    USD 125

    Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)

    USD 3 per day

    Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)

    Additional USD 25

    Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)

    A late fee of USD 5 per day

    For the Tibet Visa, we collect your original passport and 2 photos after your arrival in Kathmandu and we will process it (Which requires 3-4 working days).

    Booking your international flight

    Booking your international flight for the Nepal and Tibet Cultural Sightseeing Tour can be done through various methods. 

    The cost and duration of international flights to Nepal and Tibet can vary depending on your departure city and the time of year. It's recommended to book your international flight well in advance to secure the best rates and availability.

    It's also important to check the baggage allowance and restrictions of your airline, as some airlines have stricter baggage policies than others, and excess baggage fees can be expensive. You can use the following options to book your flights.

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    5. CheapOair (
    6. Travelocity (
    7. Priceline (
    8. Google Flights (

    These websites allow you to compare flight options, airlines, and prices from different providers, and you can often find deals and promotions that may not be available elsewhere.

    When and where should you arrive?

    It's recommended to book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu International Airport (Tribhuvan International Airport), as this is the main entry and exit point for most visitors to Nepal.

    Upon arrival at the airport, you'll be received by representatives from Luxury Holidays Nepal, who will be holding a signed card with the company's name. They will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

    If you plan to arrive early or depart late, you'll need to make extra hotel arrangements by contacting [email protected]. It's important to provide your flight details to the company after purchasing your international air ticket, so they can make arrangements for your airport pickup and transfer to the hotel.

    Currencies accepted in Nepal and Tibet

    In Nepal, the official currency is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). It is the only legal tender accepted for transactions within the country. It is advisable to carry Nepalese Rupees in cash for small expenses and in remote areas where ATMs may not be readily available.

    In Tibet, the official currency is the Chinese Yuan (CNY). The Chinese Yuan is widely accepted for transactions within Tibet. It is recommended to carry Chinese Yuan in cash for daily expenses, shopping, and meals. ATMs are available in major cities in Tibet where you can withdraw Chinese Yuan using your debit or credit card.

    It is important to note that in both Nepal and Tibet, the availability of ATMs can be limited in remote areas, and credit card acceptance may be restricted. Therefore, it is advisable to carry enough cash in the respective currencies to cover your expenses, especially in rural or less developed areas.

    It is also worth checking the exchange rates and fees associated with currency conversion before exchanging your money. Major hotels, some restaurants, and shops in tourist areas may accept major international currencies such as US dollars or Euros, but it is always recommended to have the local currency on hand for day-to-day transactions.

    Health Issues

    When traveling to Nepal and Tibet, it is important to be aware of potential health issues and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and healthy journey. Here are some key health considerations:

    • Altitude Sickness: Both Nepal and Tibet have high-altitude regions, and altitude sickness can be a concern. Symptoms may include headache, dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath. It is important to acclimatize gradually, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. If symptoms worsen, descend to a lower altitude and seek medical attention if necessary.
    • Vaccinations: Prior to your trip, consult with a healthcare professional or travel medicine specialist to ensure you are up to date on routine vaccinations such as measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and influenza. Additionally, consider vaccinations or boosters for diseases like hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and rabies, depending on your individual health status and planned activities.
    • Water and Food Safety: It is important to drink safe and clean water during your trip. Stick to bottled water or properly filtered and purified water. Avoid consuming raw or uncooked foods, street food, and unpeeled fruits or vegetables that may have been washed in contaminated water. Choose cooked and hot foods from reputable establishments.
    • Hygiene Practices: Maintain good personal hygiene practices such as frequent handwashing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer, especially before meals and after using the restroom. Carry wet wipes or tissues for situations where handwashing facilities may not be readily available.
    • Medications and First Aid: Pack a basic first aid kit with essentials such as adhesive bandages, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, antidiarrheal medication, and any prescribed medications you regularly take. If you have any specific medical conditions, carry the necessary medications and inform your travel companions and tour guide.
    • Sun Protection: Nepal and Tibet can have strong sunlight at high altitudes. Protect yourself from sunburn and UV radiation by wearing sunscreen with a high SPF, sunglasses, a hat, and protective clothing.
    • Insect Protection: In certain areas, especially during the summer months, there may be a risk of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever and malaria. Use insect repellent containing DEET, wear long sleeves and pants, and consider sleeping under a mosquito net, especially in more rural or jungle areas.

    It is always advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or travel medicine specialist before your trip to get personalized advice based on your health history and specific travel plans. They can provide up-to-date information, vaccinations, and guidance to ensure your health and safety during your Nepal and Tibet Cultural Sightseeing Tour.


    When embarking on the Nepal and Tibet Cultural Sightseeing Tour, it is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that includes coverage for medical emergencies and evacuation. Here are some important points to consider regarding insurance and evacuation:

    • Travel Insurance Coverage: Ensure that your travel insurance policy covers a wide range of situations, including medical emergencies, trip cancellation or interruption, baggage loss or delay, and personal liability. Read the policy details carefully to understand the extent of coverage provided.
    • Medical Coverage: Confirm that your insurance policy includes coverage for medical expenses, including hospitalization, doctor visits, medications, and emergency medical evacuation if needed. It is crucial to have coverage for potential high-altitude medical issues or other unforeseen health emergencies.
    • Evacuation Coverage: Verify that your travel insurance includes emergency medical evacuation coverage. This is especially important in remote areas or high-altitude regions where specialized medical care may be limited. Emergency medical evacuation can be costly, so having insurance coverage for this is essential.
    • Adequate Coverage Amount: Ensure that the coverage amount provided by your travel insurance policy is sufficient to cover potential medical expenses and evacuation costs in Nepal and Tibet. Medical treatment and evacuation can be expensive, so it's important to have adequate coverage that meets your specific needs.
    • Pre-existing Medical Conditions: Disclose any pre-existing medical conditions to your insurance provider and inquire whether your policy covers any related medical issues or emergencies that may arise during your trip. Some insurance policies may require additional coverage for pre-existing conditions.
    • Contact Information: Keep a copy of your travel insurance policy, including the contact details for the insurance provider and any emergency assistance helpline, with you during your trip. Share these details with your travel companions and ensure they are easily accessible in case of emergencies.
    • Insurance Documentation: Carry a printed copy or digital version of your insurance policy documents, including proof of coverage, policy number, and emergency contact information. This will facilitate quick and efficient communication with medical providers or evacuation services if needed.
    • Read the Fine Print: Familiarize yourself with the terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy, including any exclusions or limitations. Be aware of any deductibles, claim procedures, and required documentation in case you need to file a claim.

    Remember that travel insurance is a personal choice, but it is highly recommended to protect yourself against potential financial risks and unforeseen circumstances during your trip. 

    How bad is Altitude Sickness in Tibet, and what can I do to avoid, or treat it?

    Tibet, known as the Roof of the World, is one of the highest places on earth. Due to Tibet's high altitudes, many visitors from low-altitude areas suffer from altitude sickness. Most people only suffer minor effects of altitude sickness, which include a headache, loss of appetite, and a tendency to have no energy until their bodies adjust to the high terrain. This adjustment can take anywhere from a few hours, and in rare cases, a few days. If visitors do some simple preparations before going to Tibet, most of the symptoms of altitude sickness can be avoided. Being healthy and in good shape, before you arrive in Tibet will help greatly. It is also recommended that you talk to your local physician about AMS pills to help combat altitude sickness. Once arriving in Tibet, walk slowly and take deep breaths. Your tour guide will be there to offer help and suggestions.

    What is the weather like in Tibet and when is the best time to travel there?

    Generally, the weather in Tibet takes some getting used to. Summers are cool, and winters are dangerously cold. Sun radiation is extremely strong in Tibet. Most annual rainfall falls from June to September. In the Lhasa and Shigatse areas, rains usually come in the evening. The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October. The best time to visit Mt. Everest is in May and early October. The peak tourism season runs from July 1st to October 15th.

    What cuisine options are there in Tibet? Are there other options besides only local foods?

    In Tibet, the cuisine primarily consists of traditional Tibetan dishes, which are influenced by the region's climate and availability of ingredients. However, due to increasing tourism and cultural exchange, you can also find other cuisine options in Tibetan cities and towns. Here are some cuisine options you may come across in Tibet:

    • Traditional Tibetan Cuisine: Tsampa: Roasted barley flour, a staple food in Tibet, is often eaten with butter tea.
      Momos: Steamed or fried dumplings filled with meat or vegetables.
      Thukpa: Noodle soup with vegetables or meat.
      Yak Meat: Yak meat is commonly used in various Tibetan dishes, such as yak stew and yak momos.
      Yak Butter Tea: A traditional Tibetan drink made with butter, tea leaves, and salt.
    • Chinese Cuisine: Tibetan cities and towns often have Chinese restaurants offering a range of Chinese dishes, including stir-fried dishes, noodles, soups, and rice-based dishes.
      Sichuan cuisine, Cantonese cuisine, and other regional Chinese cuisines are also available in some restaurants.
    • Nepali and Indian Cuisine: In areas with a significant Nepali or Indian population, you can find restaurants serving Nepali and Indian cuisine. These may include dishes like Dal Bhat (lentil soup with rice), curry, naan bread, and momos.
      Western Cuisine:
    • Western cuisine: In major Tibetan cities like Lhasa and Shigatse, you can find a few restaurants and cafes offering Western cuisine. This may include options like pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, and salads.

    It's important to note that while Tibetan cuisine is prevalent, the availability and variety of other cuisine options may be limited outside major urban areas. In remote regions, local Tibetan food may be the primary dining option. However, most hotels and guesthouses catering to tourists offer a mix of Tibetan, Chinese, and Western dishes to accommodate different tastes and preferences.

    Exploring local Tibetan cuisine is a great way to immerse yourself in the region's culture, but you can also find alternative cuisine options to suit your preferences in certain areas of Tibet.

    Trip Extensions/ Add on trips

    If you wish to extend or add on additional trips to your Nepal and Tibet Cultural Sightseeing Tour, there are several options you can consider. Here are some popular trip extensions:

    • Trekking in Nepal: Nepal is renowned for its incredible trekking routes, including the famous Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, and many more. You can extend your trip to include a multi-day trekking adventure in the breathtaking Himalayan mountains.
    • Jungle Safari in Nepal: Nepal is also home to several national parks and wildlife reserves where you can go on a jungle safari. Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are popular destinations for wildlife enthusiasts, offering opportunities to spot endangered species like tigers, rhinos, elephants, and various bird species.
    • Mountain Flight: If you're interested in experiencing the beauty of the Himalayas from a different perspective, you can take a mountain flight in Nepal. These scenic flights offer panoramic views of the highest peaks, including Mount Everest, without the need for trekking.
    • Bhutan Cultural Tour: Bhutan, the neighboring country of Nepal, is known for its rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes. You can extend your trip to include a cultural tour of Bhutan, exploring ancient monasteries, traditional festivals, and the unique Bhutanese way of life.
    • Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Tour: Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar in Tibet are revered as sacred sites by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Bon followers. You can add on a tour to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar to experience the spiritual and natural beauty of this region.
    • Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour: If you want to get a closer view of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan peaks without trekking to Everest Base Camp, you can opt for a helicopter tour. This allows you to enjoy a scenic flight and land near Everest Base Camp for a brief exploration.

    These are just a few examples of trip extensions and add-on trips that you can consider to enhance your overall experience in Nepal and Tibet. 


    While tipping practices can vary, the general rule of thumb you mentioned, ranging from USD 40 to USD 70 per traveler for the entire tour, can serve as a guideline for tipping in Tibet. This amount can be adjusted based on the length of the tour, the level of service provided, and your overall satisfaction.

    It's important to consider the individual circumstances and the quality of service you have received throughout your trip. If you feel that the services rendered have significantly contributed to making your trip memorable and enjoyable, you may choose to tip more generously. On the other hand, if you have any concerns or are not satisfied with certain aspects of the service, you may adjust the tip accordingly.

    Remember that tipping is a gesture of appreciation and should reflect your own assessment of the service provided. It is not mandatory, but it is a way to acknowledge and thank the individuals who have made your trip more memorable.

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