India Bhutan Nepal Tibet Tour


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India Bhutan Nepal Tibet Tour

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43 days from £9995 pp  Including flight from LHR

This tour has myriad experiences of the Indian Subcontinent all rolled into one! From the potpourri of culture in India and Bhutan and the mountains in Nepal to all the way up to the Everest Base camp, this holiday has it all.

At a Glance

  • Discover India, Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet
  • Explore colourful bazaars
  • Visit Tiger Nest
  • Visit Potala Palace
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The Experience

Day 1 | DEPART LONDON HEATHROW BY: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

Today you start your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Delhi [1 stopover; 1-5 hours’ layovers].

Day 2 | ARRIVE DELHI BY: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

Today you will arrive at Delhi’s International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, a Lumle representative will meet you as you exit the arrivals terminal building and transfer you to your hotel.

Perhaps there is no other capital city in the world so steeped in history and legend as the Indian capital Delhi. It was the magnet, which drew the Mongols, Turks, Persians, Afghans, Mughals and the British, all of whom contributed to its glorious but turbulent past. The fascination with Delhi was such that even though it was abandoned many times, its rulers returned to it, again and again, rebuilding it at least seven times. Today, the twin cities of Old and New Delhi still intrigue Indians and tourists alike as the cultural and political capital of the largest democracy in the world.

Overnight is in Delhi

Day 3 | DELHI

Early morning you will embark on the combined city tour of Delhi. Delhi is divided into two parts New and Old Delhi. First, you will visit the old part of Delhi. You will visit:
Jamia Masjid – One of the oldest Mosques in Asia followed by a rickshaw ride in the old narrow streets of Chandni Chowk, silver streets and spice Markets, then later visit the Red Fort (photo stop only) and the Rajghat – Cremation place of Mahatma Gandhi. Following this, you will take a break at local ethnic restaurants (at own cost).

After lunch, you will kick off the second part of your Delhi tour for sightseeing of New Delhi by the drive past The Rashtrapati Bhawan and Parliament of India and visit the India Gate, a war memorial. Then you’ll visit the famous Humuyus Tomb – the replica of Taj Mahal made of sandstone and marble. Other highlights of the day included visits to Lotus Temple – belonging to the Bahai Faith. Later visiting the Tallest Minaret called Qutub Minar and return to the hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4 | DELHI – UDAIPUR BY: FLIGHT

Today you will be driven to Delhi Airport to board your flight for Udaipur.

Depart: Delhi At: 11:50 Hrs By: 9W 837
Arrive: Udaipur At: 13:10 Hrs

Upon arrival in Udaipur, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Udaipur is often called the “Venice of the East” and the most romantic city in the state of Rajasthan. Udaipur nestles like a gem in a valley surrounded by green hills, reflected smooth and white in the clear blue waters of Lake Pichola. The city is a kaleidoscope of narrow lanes flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces and temples.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 5 | UDAIPUR

After breakfast, proceed for city tour of Udaipur.

Sites to visit include:

City Palace, the majestic palace is actually a conglomerate of eleven palaces overlooking the sprawling Lake Pichola.

Jagdish Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in the centre of the old city. The temple has a black marble image of Lord which is unusual for the northern part of the country, where statues of Gods are normally in white marble.

Sahelion-ki-bari, the spectacular garden displaying the unique lifestyle of the Royal ladies who once lived in the Palaces.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 6 | UDAIPUR-JODHPUR BY: SURFACE

After Breakfast, you will be driven to Jodhpur (330 Kms/6Hrs). Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel.

Jodhpur “The Sun City” was founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, in 1459. It is named after him only. Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India was previously known as Marwar. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. It is divided into two parts – the old city and the new city. The old city is separated by a 10 km long wall surrounding it. Also, it has eight Gates leading out of it. The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by a 10km long wall, which was built about a century after the city was founded. Eight gates lead out from the walled city. It’s one of the more interesting cities in India and those baggy-tight horse riding trousers, jodhpurs, took their name from this locale. The new city is outside the walled city.

Jodhpur is also known as the Blue City, an apt name as most houses in the old city are shades of blue. This is particularly noticeable on the north side of the town, known as Brahmpuri for the many Brahmins that live there. The forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, colour and texture, a booming handicrafts industry, all add up to make this historic city worth a visit.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 | JODHPUR-JAIPUR BY: SURFACE

After an early breakfast drive to Jaipur (334 Kms approx 06 hrs) followed by short city tour of Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort.

Mehrangarh Fort (citadel of the Sun) that evokes the very spirit of the Rathores, the ruling local Rajput clan. Visit its various palaces with their delicate friezes and respective museums, displaying treasures of the royal family. The Mehrangarh Fort is sprawled across a 125-meter high hill and is the most impressive and formidable fort in the fort-studded Rajasthan. On the wall adjacent to the Lahapol or “Iron Gate” are 15 handprints, the sati marks of the widows of Maharaja Man Singh who threw themselves upon his funeral pyre in 1843.

Inside the fort, which is still run by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, there is a whole series of courtyards and palaces.

Continue your drive to Jaipur where upon arrival you will check in at the hotel.

A fascinating city rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage. The commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands in some splendour, dominating the amber-hued city. A visit to Jaisalmer is a must for any traveller to Rajasthan. Here, on the edge of the desert, is a bustling centre from where one can trek across the beautiful stretches of sand on camels or, paradoxically, enjoy the nearby lakes and reservoirs. Few places in India could rival the medieval charm and magnificence of Jaisalmer. The rich and beautiful palaces and havelis of Jaisalmer shimmer against the relentless monotony of the Thar Desert. Its rulers were known for their valour and their beautiful havelis and temples have assumed the air of the virtual museum.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight is in Jaipur

Day 8 | JAIPUR

After breakfast, visit Amber Fort. High above the city, the towers and domes of the Amber Fort are reminiscent of scenes from some fairy tale. The palace itself is within the enormous fort complex and is replete with halls, gardens, pavilions, and temples. The Hall of Mirrors is not to be missed where one lit matchstick can illuminate the entire room.

Later proceed to visit the City Palace Museum where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armoury of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Also visit the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 AD).

Your tour also included is a photo visit at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) – a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires.

Later walk through the colourful markets of Jaipur.

Overnight at hotel

Day 9 | JAIPUR – FATEHPUR SIKRI – AGRA BY: SURFACE

Today after breakfast, you will drive to Agra (approx. 235 kms / 5 hours) en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri – the deserted red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. Ponder the mysterious desertion of this capital city that was dramatically abandoned a few years after it was built. It was a veritable fairytale city and its ‘ruins’ are still in a pristine condition. It is not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur.

After the visit, continue your drive towards, Agra where upon arrival check in at the hotel.

Agra came into the limelight during the rule of the Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi – who had made it the capital of his empire. Later in 1526 A.D., the Mughal Emperor Babar took upon himself the task for rendering Agra, a unique character and beauty of its own. The next few hundred years of Agra witnessed the rise of the pomp and pageantry of three great Mughal monarchs – Emperor Akbar, Jehangir and Shahjahan. In modern times, the city of Agra is a thriving carpet industry where you can also find leather workers, sandstone and marble sculptors, some of whom claim to be direct descendants of the craftsmen who had helped build the Taj Mahal.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 | AGRA

Visit the Taj Mahal at Sunrise (Depending on the weather), monument remains closed on all Fridays. Taj Mahal was built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction are said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori. What makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, the medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as a lush garden where running streams flow.

Come back to the hotel and enjoy your breakfast.

Later visit the impressive Agra Fort, the seat and stronghold of the Mughal Empire for successive generations. The buildings within this sprawling fort complex represent the assimilation of different cultures, which was the mark of the Mughal period. Most of the structures within the Agra Fort are a mixture of different architectural styles.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11 | AGRA – JHANSI BY: TRAIN / JHANSI-KHAJURAHO BY: SURFACE

Today morning you will be driven to Agra Railway station to board your train for Jhansi.

Depart: Agra At: 08:02 Hrs By: Bhopal Shatabdi
Arrive: Jhansi At: 10:43 Hrs

Later after the visit of Orchha, you will be driven to Khajuraho(175 Kms 04 Hrs approx.) where upon arrival you will check in at the hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 | KHAJURAHO

Today morning after breakfast, pay a visit to the Western Group of Temples.

Among the western group of temples, the most famous is the Kandariya Mahadev temple, 32 meters high with a fantastic range of sculptures including sensuous themes. Other temples include the Chaunsat Yogini, which is a granite temple, the Devi Jagdambe temple dedicated to the Mother Goddess, the Chitragupta temple, dedicated to Surya the Sun God, etc.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 | KHAJURAHO – VARANASI BY: FLIGHT

Today morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Satna Railway Station (approx. 03 hrs) to board your Train for Varanasi.

Depart: Satna At: 12:20 Hrs By: Gondia Bju Exp
Arrive: Varanasi At: 19:25 Hrs

Upon arrival in Varanasi, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14 | VARANASI

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day free at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 15 | VARANASI-KOLKATA BY: FLIGHT

Today you will be driven to Varanasi airport to board flight for Kolkata where upon arrival you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Depart: Varanasi At: 19:30 Hrs By: 6E 716
Arrive: Kolkata At: 20:50 Hrs

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 16 | KOLKATA

Today after breakfast proceed for the full day sightseeing of Kolkata with your guide.

Visit sites such as the Victoria Memorial(Closed on Monday & National Holidays) a large marble building dedicated to Queen Victoria.

Dalhousie Square where you will see the historic architecture, the Writer’s Building which is secretariat building of the State Government and soak in the colonial history, St Paul Cathedral Church, Mother House (Closed on Thursday)

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 17 | KOLKATA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day free at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 18 | KOLKATA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day free at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 19 | DEPART KOLKATA – PARO BY: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

Today on time, you will be met by our representative at the hotel lobby & transfer to Kolkata International airport to board your flight to the further destination.

Upon arrival, you will be met by driver and guide who will remain with you for the rest of your holiday. Then you will drive the one-and-a-half-hour journey from Paro airport to Thimpu. The road into Thimpu closely follows the Paro Chhu (river) offering scenic views back across the Paro valley.

Evening time at your leisure.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 20 | THIMPU

Today you have a full day today to discover Thimpu with your driver and guide. The Thimphu city is best explored on foot, but your driver is the standby if you wish to visit one of the sites of interest located in the surrounding.

Some of the great spots you will visit are Buddha point; National Institute for Zorig Chusum; Folk Heritage Museum and Tashichhodzong. The National Memorial Chorten is of particular interest, built in honour of the third king. Every day many Bhutanese visits to pray and spin the vibrant prayer wheels – it’s a great sight to people watch.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 21 | THIMPU – PUNAKHA

Today you will have a scenic drive to Punakha, over the Dochu La pass offering stunning views. The scenic drive takes about three hours; Enroute it’s worth stopping to visit the Chimi Lhakhang temple (a temple dedicated to the divine Madman) before reaching Punakha. You will have a short walk through the rice paddy field; particularly a memorable way to arrive at the temple as it can’t be reached by road. Upon arrival in Punakha check into your hotel and have the remaining part of the day free to rest & relax.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 22 | PUNAKHA

Today your guide will show you around Punakha. You will visit Punakha Dzong; temples; towers and courtyards. Over the years, it has suffered from several fires and flooding but it’s still one of the most impressing dzongs in Bhutan. The Punakha Dzong on the banks of the Mo (Mother) and Pho (Father) river.

Evening time at your leisure.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 23 | PUNAKHA – PARO

Today you will return to Paro by road which takes about four hours. Your guide will suggest places stop along the way to enjoy the scenery and take light refreshments. Upon arrival in Paro, you have the rest of the afternoon to relax.

After lunch, you will visit Kychu Lakhang the oldest monastery, Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong, the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley. A short walk takes you to the base of the dzong and across a traditional cantilevered, covered bridge.

Evening time at your leisure.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 24 | PARO

Today an early rise is recommended as you drive approximately 12 km out of Paro to Taksang, better known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery. The highlight of most journeys to Bhutan, the monastery is perched on a high rocky ledge 900 meters above the valley floor offering incredible views. The hike from the car park takes approximately two to three hours depending on your fitness. There is a small cafe to stop off for tea or coffee along the way. Once you have reached the Monastery itself, you then hike down to the car park. If you feel you might not make it to the Monastery itself, we would still suggest a visit, hiking part of the way up to view the monastery from a viewpoint with a stunning panorama of the cliff face.

Evening time at your leisure.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 25 | PARO – KATHMANDU

Today drive to Paro airport to take a short one-and-a-half-hour Himalayan flight to Kathmandu, Nepal. Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport, you will be met by a Lumle airport representative. You will be escorted to your hotel.

Remaining time at your leisure for rest & relax.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 26 | KATHMANDU

We start of exploration of Nepal from Kathmandu, a mystical mix of religion, culture and everything in between.

We explore Kathmandu Durbar Square where most of the temples and palaces dating back to the 17th and 18th century. Our time in Kathmandu also includes a visit to Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal. You can walk around the stupa spinning the prayer wheels engraved with chants and offer a traditional butter lamp to Lord Buddha.

Nearby is the Pashupatinath, a major pilgrimage destination to Hindus all around the world. Dedicated to Shiva, the Hindu God of Destruction, the temple also includes open cremation site and adobe for colourful Sadhus [Hindu Saints].

Throughout the trip, you will be accompanied by a driver and an English-speaking guide who will explain the historical and cultural importance of each spot.

Earlier in the morning, you may enjoy an adventure of a lifetime–a scenic flight with close-up views of Mt. Everest and other peaks from as near as five nautical miles. This will incur an extra cost of £199 per person and includes to/from airport transfer with accompanying Lumle representative.

Accommodation: Overnight at the Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 27 | KATHMANDU – POKHARA

We now begin our drive to Pokhara via air condition tourist coach. This drive along the banks of the Trishuli River will let you enjoy amazing landscapes, glimpses of the authentic countryside of Nepal and pristine towns. The journey to Pokhara [altitude: approx 915 meters, distance: 207 kilometres] will take around 7 to 8 hours depending on the traffic. After you reach Pokhara, you will have an entire evening to explore the laid-back city that is the gateway to travellers who love trekking and Himalayas.

You may upgrade to 30 minutes’ domestic flight for £140 per person including to/from airport transfers.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 28 | POKHARA SIGHTSEEING

On day 5, we will explore the city by visiting some of its famous lakes, temples like Gupteshwor Mahadev and David’s Fall. You’re accompanied by a driver and an English-speaking guide who can explain the history and cultural importance of each spot.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 29 | SUNRISE TRIP TO SARANGKOT

In the morning, we take a vehicle ride to Sarangkot to witness the sunrise. After viewing the beautiful scenery, we come down by vehicle and proceed to breakfast. Pokhara has something spectacular for everyone that is lucky enough to visit her– Stunning landscapes, adventure activities, cycling along the quiet streets and temple in the middle of the lake. You are free to explore the city on your own.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 30 | POKHARA TO CHITWAN

We will travel from Pokhara to Chitwan [altitude: about 415 meters, distance 155 kilometres] by air condition tourist coach. On arrival, you’ll check into a wildlife lodge and will have the short brief for your Chitwan stay.

Upon your arrival, you will be provided with the welcome drinks and escorted to your respective rooms. After a period of rest, you will be briefed about the activities in Chitwan. After the briefing, you will have time to have your lunch.

The lunch will be followed by a cultural tour of the Tharu Village. Tharus are indigenous people of Terai living there for more than 500 years while still preserving most of their age-old fascinating culture. The same night, you will witness the famous Tharu Stick dance followed by the dinner. You will stay at the hotel for the night.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 31 | CHITWAN ACTIVITIES

After the breakfast, you will have a host of activities to indulge in throughout the day. A canoe ride in the Rapti River will allow you to watch some fascinating creatures like crocodiles and kingfishers in their natural habitats.

Chitwan is one of the most sought-after places for bird watching, which will be one of the highlights of your stay. A walk along the nature trails, visit the Elephant breeding centre and the jeep safari will round up your day pleasantly.

On your return, you will have your dinner and then stay overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 32 | CHITWAN – KATHMANDU

You start off your day with the breakfast and after a brief rest, you will be picked up by our vehicle and you drive back to Kathmandu.

We will start a drive back to Kathmandu on air condition tourist coach. The journey from Chitwan to Kathmandu will take about 7-9 hours [approx distance 155 kilometres] depending on the traffic. On arrival, you will be picked up from the tourist coach station and transferred to the hotel.

You may upgrade to 45 minutes’ domestic flight for £125 per person including to/from airport transfers.

Accommodation: Overnight at the Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 33 | KATHMANDU – LHASA

This morning you will be driven to the Kathmandu airport for flight to Lhasa (Tibet).

Upon arrival at Lhasa; you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to the hotel. Remaining time is for rest & relax. You will have 2 nights in Lhasa to acclimatize before moving to Shigatse and Everest Base Camp.

To pre-empt altitude sickness, Lumle Holidays suggest you have a good rest and do not get too excited. We haven’t arranged any tours or activity for this first day of your trip, in a bid to provide you time to acclimatize. It is likely that you might suffer from symptoms of altitude sickness that includes abnormal tiredness or a headache. If you need any help, your guide is there for you to assist. If you feel good and comfortable, feel free to explore this gorgeous ancient city on your own. Please take it easy and move slowly.

Good to know:

+Always ask your guide whether you are allowed to take a photo inside of monasteries.

+Enjoy some time on the square in front of the Potala Palace at night. You will have a good chance to see more of the locals, as Lhasa people like to get together there at night time.

Overnight stay in Lhasa.

Day 34 | LHASA

Morning 9.00am visit Jokhang temple

Built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo and it’s very holiest temple in Tibet After finished visit the Jokhang temple you can go for the khora it take half hrs.

Afternoon 03.00pm visit Sera monastery is the second largest monastery in Gelukpa sect (yellow hat sect.)

Built-in 1419 by the Sakya Yeshi, the disciple of Tsongkhapa (founder of yellow hat sect)

After finished visit Sera monastery take rest and walk around the Lhasa city by yourself.

Overnight stay in Lhasa.

Day 35 | LHASA – POTALA PALACE AND DREPUNG MONASTERY

Morning or afternoon you can visit the Potala Palace.

Built in the 7th century by Tibetan King songsten Gamp and later it’s become winter palace of The Dalai Lamas.

Afternoon visit Drepung monastery is one of the largest monasteries in Gelukpa sect(Yellow hat sect)

Built-in 1416 by the Jamyang Choje. Disciple of Tsongkhapa (founder of the yellow hat sect)

Day 36 | LHASA – YAMDROK – TSO LAKE – KAROLA GLACIER – GYANGTSE – SHIGATSE

Morning: cross Kambala pass (4700m) with spectacular views of Yamdrok-Tso lake (4441m) and Mt. Najin Kangtsangg (7191m).

The intense blue Yamdrok-Tso lake (scorpion lake) is one of the holy lakes in Tibet.

Stop Lunch at Nangartse Town (4400m)

After lunch, drive towards Gyantse through the Karola pass (5050m). here you can see the Karola glacier and Gyantse Dam. Gyantse (3980) is the third largest town in Tibet and it used to be the main trade centre between India, Nepal and Bhutan.

Visit Kumbum stupa and Phelcho monastery and visit Gyantse fort.

Kumbum stupa, Phelcho monastery and the fort are one of the most impressive architectural achievements in Tibet. Kumbum stupa and the adherent fort were built in 1427, Phelcho monastery was built in 1418 by the 1st Panchen Lama.

After visiting Kumbum stupa, Phelcho monastery and the fort, we will drive to Shigatse. Shigatse (3840m) is the 2nd largest city in Tibet. It is called the Tsang region.

Day 37 | SHIGATSE – SAKYA MONASTERY – NEW TINGRI – SHEGER FORT

This morning visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery.

Tashi Lhunpo monastery is one of the largest Gelugpa sect monasteries in the Tsang area.

It was built in 1447 by the 1st Dalai lama Genden Drup. The monastery later became the seat of the Pachen lamas.

After finished visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery you will drive over The Friendship highway. After a few hours, we will take the route to Sakya monastery. The immense, grey, thick-walled southern monastery is one of Tibet’s most impressive sights. When you have visited the monastery, you will drive back to the main road for about 25km and turn on The Friendship highway again. After about one hour you will reach Lhatse town, stop there for lunch and then pass on to the Gyatso la pass (5248m). Thereafter you will reach a small town from where you will have splendid views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhatse. From there you will reach Sheger and drive to Sheger fort. Sheger fort is a special, little-visited place. Here you can also see Sheger monastery and then drive back to town. Here your tour guide will help you buy entrance tickets for Everest Base Camp.

Day 38 | SHEGER – EVEREST BASE CAMP

You should wake up early in the morning (around 7am) and drive to Everest Base Camp- After 5km there is one military checkpoint, afterwards, you will turn to Qomolama national preserve park –across the Gawola pass 5200m. From here you can watch the sun rise over the Himalayas and Mt. Everest. Here you can take pictures and have a magnificent view of the four highest mountains in the Himalayan range. You will feel like you can touch the sky. When finished you will drive to a small village called Tashi Dzong. There we will have lunch and drive to Rongphu monastery. If you want, you can sleep in the Tent Guest House. From here you will have the option of taking a small bus to Everest Base Camp or hike to Everest Base Camp.
When you come back from Base Camp you will have some spare time at the Tent Camp or Rongphu monastery where you will spend the night.

Day 39 | EVEREST BASE CAMP – SHIGATSE

The border from Tibet to Nepal is closed after the earthquake in 2015. So, instead of crossing the border to Nepal by land, you will start your hike back to Lhasa today. From Lhasa, you will go to Kathmandu via flight.

Day 40 | SHIGATSE – LHASA

Today you will continue on your hike back to Lhasa. The spectacular scenery is there to keep you company throughout.

Day 41 | LHASA – KATHMANDU

This morning you will be dropped to the Lhasa airport for flight back to Kathmandu.

Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport; you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to the hotel. Remaining time is for rest & relax.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 42 | KATHMANDU

Today is kept entire leisure for you to rest, relax & unwind before you fly back home. Afternoon, you may explore Kathmandu – visit the Thamel market for some last-minute shopping or souvenirs.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 43 | DEPART KATHMANDU

After breakfast, you will be dropped at the airport for your final journey back home. You will have plenty of time on your flight to reflect on your journey and plan your next one.

Tour Ends

The Experience

Day 1 | DEPART LONDON HEATHROW BY: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

Today you start your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Delhi [1 stopover; 1-5 hours’ layovers].

Day 2 | ARRIVE DELHI BY: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

Today you will arrive at Delhi’s International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, a Lumle representative will meet you as you exit the arrivals terminal building and transfer you to your hotel.

Perhaps there is no other capital city in the world so steeped in history and legend as the Indian capital Delhi. It was the magnet, which drew the Mongols, Turks, Persians, Afghans, Mughals and the British, all of whom contributed to its glorious but turbulent past. The fascination with Delhi was such that even though it was abandoned many times, its rulers returned to it, again and again, rebuilding it at least seven times. Today, the twin cities of Old and New Delhi still intrigue Indians and tourists alike as the cultural and political capital of the largest democracy in the world.

Overnight is in Delhi

Day 3 | DELHI

Early morning you will embark on the combined city tour of Delhi. Delhi is divided into two parts New and Old Delhi. First, you will visit the old part of Delhi. You will visit:
Jamia Masjid – One of the oldest Mosques in Asia followed by a rickshaw ride in the old narrow streets of Chandni Chowk, silver streets and spice Markets, then later visit the Red Fort (photo stop only) and the Rajghat – Cremation place of Mahatma Gandhi. Following this, you will take a break at local ethnic restaurants (at own cost).

After lunch, you will kick off the second part of your Delhi tour for sightseeing of New Delhi by the drive past The Rashtrapati Bhawan and Parliament of India and visit the India Gate, a war memorial. Then you’ll visit the famous Humuyus Tomb – the replica of Taj Mahal made of sandstone and marble. Other highlights of the day included visits to Lotus Temple – belonging to the Bahai Faith. Later visiting the Tallest Minaret called Qutub Minar and return to the hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4 | DELHI – UDAIPUR BY: FLIGHT

Today you will be driven to Delhi Airport to board your flight for Udaipur.

Depart: Delhi At: 11:50 Hrs By: 9W 837
Arrive: Udaipur At: 13:10 Hrs

Upon arrival in Udaipur, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Udaipur is often called the “Venice of the East” and the most romantic city in the state of Rajasthan. Udaipur nestles like a gem in a valley surrounded by green hills, reflected smooth and white in the clear blue waters of Lake Pichola. The city is a kaleidoscope of narrow lanes flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces and temples.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 5 | UDAIPUR

After breakfast, proceed for city tour of Udaipur.

Sites to visit include:

City Palace, the majestic palace is actually a conglomerate of eleven palaces overlooking the sprawling Lake Pichola.

Jagdish Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in the centre of the old city. The temple has a black marble image of Lord which is unusual for the northern part of the country, where statues of Gods are normally in white marble.

Sahelion-ki-bari, the spectacular garden displaying the unique lifestyle of the Royal ladies who once lived in the Palaces.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 6 | UDAIPUR-JODHPUR BY: SURFACE

After Breakfast, you will be driven to Jodhpur (330 Kms/6Hrs). Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel.

Jodhpur “The Sun City” was founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, in 1459. It is named after him only. Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India was previously known as Marwar. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. It is divided into two parts – the old city and the new city. The old city is separated by a 10 km long wall surrounding it. Also, it has eight Gates leading out of it. The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by a 10km long wall, which was built about a century after the city was founded. Eight gates lead out from the walled city. It’s one of the more interesting cities in India and those baggy-tight horse riding trousers, jodhpurs, took their name from this locale. The new city is outside the walled city.

Jodhpur is also known as the Blue City, an apt name as most houses in the old city are shades of blue. This is particularly noticeable on the north side of the town, known as Brahmpuri for the many Brahmins that live there. The forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, colour and texture, a booming handicrafts industry, all add up to make this historic city worth a visit.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 | JODHPUR-JAIPUR BY: SURFACE

After an early breakfast drive to Jaipur (334 Kms approx 06 hrs) followed by short city tour of Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort.

Mehrangarh Fort (citadel of the Sun) that evokes the very spirit of the Rathores, the ruling local Rajput clan. Visit its various palaces with their delicate friezes and respective museums, displaying treasures of the royal family. The Mehrangarh Fort is sprawled across a 125-meter high hill and is the most impressive and formidable fort in the fort-studded Rajasthan. On the wall adjacent to the Lahapol or “Iron Gate” are 15 handprints, the sati marks of the widows of Maharaja Man Singh who threw themselves upon his funeral pyre in 1843.

Inside the fort, which is still run by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, there is a whole series of courtyards and palaces.

Continue your drive to Jaipur where upon arrival you will check in at the hotel.

A fascinating city rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage. The commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands in some splendour, dominating the amber-hued city. A visit to Jaisalmer is a must for any traveller to Rajasthan. Here, on the edge of the desert, is a bustling centre from where one can trek across the beautiful stretches of sand on camels or, paradoxically, enjoy the nearby lakes and reservoirs. Few places in India could rival the medieval charm and magnificence of Jaisalmer. The rich and beautiful palaces and havelis of Jaisalmer shimmer against the relentless monotony of the Thar Desert. Its rulers were known for their valour and their beautiful havelis and temples have assumed the air of the virtual museum.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight is in Jaipur

Day 8 | JAIPUR

After breakfast, visit Amber Fort. High above the city, the towers and domes of the Amber Fort are reminiscent of scenes from some fairy tale. The palace itself is within the enormous fort complex and is replete with halls, gardens, pavilions, and temples. The Hall of Mirrors is not to be missed where one lit matchstick can illuminate the entire room.

Later proceed to visit the City Palace Museum where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armoury of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Also visit the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 AD).

Your tour also included is a photo visit at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) – a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires.

Later walk through the colourful markets of Jaipur.

Overnight at hotel

Day 9 | JAIPUR – FATEHPUR SIKRI – AGRA BY: SURFACE

Today after breakfast, you will drive to Agra (approx. 235 kms / 5 hours) en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri – the deserted red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. Ponder the mysterious desertion of this capital city that was dramatically abandoned a few years after it was built. It was a veritable fairytale city and its ‘ruins’ are still in a pristine condition. It is not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur.

After the visit, continue your drive towards, Agra where upon arrival check in at the hotel.

Agra came into the limelight during the rule of the Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi – who had made it the capital of his empire. Later in 1526 A.D., the Mughal Emperor Babar took upon himself the task for rendering Agra, a unique character and beauty of its own. The next few hundred years of Agra witnessed the rise of the pomp and pageantry of three great Mughal monarchs – Emperor Akbar, Jehangir and Shahjahan. In modern times, the city of Agra is a thriving carpet industry where you can also find leather workers, sandstone and marble sculptors, some of whom claim to be direct descendants of the craftsmen who had helped build the Taj Mahal.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 | AGRA

Visit the Taj Mahal at Sunrise (Depending on the weather), monument remains closed on all Fridays. Taj Mahal was built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction are said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori. What makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, the medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as a lush garden where running streams flow.

Come back to the hotel and enjoy your breakfast.

Later visit the impressive Agra Fort, the seat and stronghold of the Mughal Empire for successive generations. The buildings within this sprawling fort complex represent the assimilation of different cultures, which was the mark of the Mughal period. Most of the structures within the Agra Fort are a mixture of different architectural styles.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11 | AGRA – JHANSI BY: TRAIN / JHANSI-KHAJURAHO BY: SURFACE

Today morning you will be driven to Agra Railway station to board your train for Jhansi.

Depart: Agra At: 08:02 Hrs By: Bhopal Shatabdi
Arrive: Jhansi At: 10:43 Hrs

Later after the visit of Orchha, you will be driven to Khajuraho(175 Kms 04 Hrs approx.) where upon arrival you will check in at the hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 | KHAJURAHO

Today morning after breakfast, pay a visit to the Western Group of Temples.

Among the western group of temples, the most famous is the Kandariya Mahadev temple, 32 meters high with a fantastic range of sculptures including sensuous themes. Other temples include the Chaunsat Yogini, which is a granite temple, the Devi Jagdambe temple dedicated to the Mother Goddess, the Chitragupta temple, dedicated to Surya the Sun God, etc.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 | KHAJURAHO – VARANASI BY: FLIGHT

Today morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Satna Railway Station (approx. 03 hrs) to board your Train for Varanasi.

Depart: Satna At: 12:20 Hrs By: Gondia Bju Exp
Arrive: Varanasi At: 19:25 Hrs

Upon arrival in Varanasi, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14 | VARANASI

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day free at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 15 | VARANASI-KOLKATA BY: FLIGHT

Today you will be driven to Varanasi airport to board flight for Kolkata where upon arrival you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Depart: Varanasi At: 19:30 Hrs By: 6E 716
Arrive: Kolkata At: 20:50 Hrs

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 16 | KOLKATA

Today after breakfast proceed for the full day sightseeing of Kolkata with your guide.

Visit sites such as the Victoria Memorial(Closed on Monday & National Holidays) a large marble building dedicated to Queen Victoria.

Dalhousie Square where you will see the historic architecture, the Writer’s Building which is secretariat building of the State Government and soak in the colonial history, St Paul Cathedral Church, Mother House (Closed on Thursday)

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 17 | KOLKATA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day free at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 18 | KOLKATA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day free at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 19 | DEPART KOLKATA – PARO BY: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

Today on time, you will be met by our representative at the hotel lobby & transfer to Kolkata International airport to board your flight to the further destination.

Upon arrival, you will be met by driver and guide who will remain with you for the rest of your holiday. Then you will drive the one-and-a-half-hour journey from Paro airport to Thimpu. The road into Thimpu closely follows the Paro Chhu (river) offering scenic views back across the Paro valley.

Evening time at your leisure.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 20 | THIMPU

Today you have a full day today to discover Thimpu with your driver and guide. The Thimphu city is best explored on foot, but your driver is the standby if you wish to visit one of the sites of interest located in the surrounding.

Some of the great spots you will visit are Buddha point; National Institute for Zorig Chusum; Folk Heritage Museum and Tashichhodzong. The National Memorial Chorten is of particular interest, built in honour of the third king. Every day many Bhutanese visits to pray and spin the vibrant prayer wheels – it’s a great sight to people watch.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 21 | THIMPU – PUNAKHA

Today you will have a scenic drive to Punakha, over the Dochu La pass offering stunning views. The scenic drive takes about three hours; Enroute it’s worth stopping to visit the Chimi Lhakhang temple (a temple dedicated to the divine Madman) before reaching Punakha. You will have a short walk through the rice paddy field; particularly a memorable way to arrive at the temple as it can’t be reached by road. Upon arrival in Punakha check into your hotel and have the remaining part of the day free to rest & relax.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 22 | PUNAKHA

Today your guide will show you around Punakha. You will visit Punakha Dzong; temples; towers and courtyards. Over the years, it has suffered from several fires and flooding but it’s still one of the most impressing dzongs in Bhutan. The Punakha Dzong on the banks of the Mo (Mother) and Pho (Father) river.

Evening time at your leisure.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 23 | PUNAKHA – PARO

Today you will return to Paro by road which takes about four hours. Your guide will suggest places stop along the way to enjoy the scenery and take light refreshments. Upon arrival in Paro, you have the rest of the afternoon to relax.

After lunch, you will visit Kychu Lakhang the oldest monastery, Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong, the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley. A short walk takes you to the base of the dzong and across a traditional cantilevered, covered bridge.

Evening time at your leisure.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 24 | PARO

Today an early rise is recommended as you drive approximately 12 km out of Paro to Taksang, better known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery. The highlight of most journeys to Bhutan, the monastery is perched on a high rocky ledge 900 meters above the valley floor offering incredible views. The hike from the car park takes approximately two to three hours depending on your fitness. There is a small cafe to stop off for tea or coffee along the way. Once you have reached the Monastery itself, you then hike down to the car park. If you feel you might not make it to the Monastery itself, we would still suggest a visit, hiking part of the way up to view the monastery from a viewpoint with a stunning panorama of the cliff face.

Evening time at your leisure.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 25 | PARO – KATHMANDU

Today drive to Paro airport to take a short one-and-a-half-hour Himalayan flight to Kathmandu, Nepal. Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport, you will be met by a Lumle airport representative. You will be escorted to your hotel.

Remaining time at your leisure for rest & relax.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 26 | KATHMANDU

We start of exploration of Nepal from Kathmandu, a mystical mix of religion, culture and everything in between.

We explore Kathmandu Durbar Square where most of the temples and palaces dating back to the 17th and 18th century. Our time in Kathmandu also includes a visit to Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal. You can walk around the stupa spinning the prayer wheels engraved with chants and offer a traditional butter lamp to Lord Buddha.

Nearby is the Pashupatinath, a major pilgrimage destination to Hindus all around the world. Dedicated to Shiva, the Hindu God of Destruction, the temple also includes open cremation site and adobe for colourful Sadhus [Hindu Saints].

Throughout the trip, you will be accompanied by a driver and an English-speaking guide who will explain the historical and cultural importance of each spot.

Earlier in the morning, you may enjoy an adventure of a lifetime–a scenic flight with close-up views of Mt. Everest and other peaks from as near as five nautical miles. This will incur an extra cost of £199 per person and includes to/from airport transfer with accompanying Lumle representative.

Accommodation: Overnight at the Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 27 | KATHMANDU – POKHARA

We now begin our drive to Pokhara via air condition tourist coach. This drive along the banks of the Trishuli River will let you enjoy amazing landscapes, glimpses of the authentic countryside of Nepal and pristine towns. The journey to Pokhara [altitude: approx 915 meters, distance: 207 kilometres] will take around 7 to 8 hours depending on the traffic. After you reach Pokhara, you will have an entire evening to explore the laid-back city that is the gateway to travellers who love trekking and Himalayas.

You may upgrade to 30 minutes’ domestic flight for £140 per person including to/from airport transfers.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 28 | POKHARA SIGHTSEEING

On day 5, we will explore the city by visiting some of its famous lakes, temples like Gupteshwor Mahadev and David’s Fall. You’re accompanied by a driver and an English-speaking guide who can explain the history and cultural importance of each spot.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 29 | SUNRISE TRIP TO SARANGKOT

In the morning, we take a vehicle ride to Sarangkot to witness the sunrise. After viewing the beautiful scenery, we come down by vehicle and proceed to breakfast. Pokhara has something spectacular for everyone that is lucky enough to visit her– Stunning landscapes, adventure activities, cycling along the quiet streets and temple in the middle of the lake. You are free to explore the city on your own.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 30 | POKHARA TO CHITWAN

We will travel from Pokhara to Chitwan [altitude: about 415 meters, distance 155 kilometres] by air condition tourist coach. On arrival, you’ll check into a wildlife lodge and will have the short brief for your Chitwan stay.

Upon your arrival, you will be provided with the welcome drinks and escorted to your respective rooms. After a period of rest, you will be briefed about the activities in Chitwan. After the briefing, you will have time to have your lunch.

The lunch will be followed by a cultural tour of the Tharu Village. Tharus are indigenous people of Terai living there for more than 500 years while still preserving most of their age-old fascinating culture. The same night, you will witness the famous Tharu Stick dance followed by the dinner. You will stay at the hotel for the night.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 31 | CHITWAN ACTIVITIES

After the breakfast, you will have a host of activities to indulge in throughout the day. A canoe ride in the Rapti River will allow you to watch some fascinating creatures like crocodiles and kingfishers in their natural habitats.

Chitwan is one of the most sought-after places for bird watching, which will be one of the highlights of your stay. A walk along the nature trails, visit the Elephant breeding centre and the jeep safari will round up your day pleasantly.

On your return, you will have your dinner and then stay overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 32 | CHITWAN – KATHMANDU

You start off your day with the breakfast and after a brief rest, you will be picked up by our vehicle and you drive back to Kathmandu.

We will start a drive back to Kathmandu on air condition tourist coach. The journey from Chitwan to Kathmandu will take about 7-9 hours [approx distance 155 kilometres] depending on the traffic. On arrival, you will be picked up from the tourist coach station and transferred to the hotel.

You may upgrade to 45 minutes’ domestic flight for £125 per person including to/from airport transfers.

Accommodation: Overnight at the Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 33 | KATHMANDU – LHASA

This morning you will be driven to the Kathmandu airport for flight to Lhasa (Tibet).

Upon arrival at Lhasa; you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to the hotel. Remaining time is for rest & relax. You will have 2 nights in Lhasa to acclimatize before moving to Shigatse and Everest Base Camp.

To pre-empt altitude sickness, Lumle Holidays suggest you have a good rest and do not get too excited. We haven’t arranged any tours or activity for this first day of your trip, in a bid to provide you time to acclimatize. It is likely that you might suffer from symptoms of altitude sickness that includes abnormal tiredness or a headache. If you need any help, your guide is there for you to assist. If you feel good and comfortable, feel free to explore this gorgeous ancient city on your own. Please take it easy and move slowly.

Good to know:

+Always ask your guide whether you are allowed to take a photo inside of monasteries.

+Enjoy some time on the square in front of the Potala Palace at night. You will have a good chance to see more of the locals, as Lhasa people like to get together there at night time.

Overnight stay in Lhasa.

Day 34 | LHASA

Morning 9.00am visit Jokhang temple

Built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo and it’s very holiest temple in Tibet After finished visit the Jokhang temple you can go for the khora it take half hrs.

Afternoon 03.00pm visit Sera monastery is the second largest monastery in Gelukpa sect (yellow hat sect.)

Built-in 1419 by the Sakya Yeshi, the disciple of Tsongkhapa (founder of yellow hat sect)

After finished visit Sera monastery take rest and walk around the Lhasa city by yourself.

Overnight stay in Lhasa.

Day 35 | LHASA – POTALA PALACE AND DREPUNG MONASTERY

Morning or afternoon you can visit the Potala Palace.

Built in the 7th century by Tibetan King songsten Gamp and later it’s become winter palace of The Dalai Lamas.

Afternoon visit Drepung monastery is one of the largest monasteries in Gelukpa sect(Yellow hat sect)

Built-in 1416 by the Jamyang Choje. Disciple of Tsongkhapa (founder of the yellow hat sect)

Day 36 | LHASA – YAMDROK – TSO LAKE – KAROLA GLACIER – GYANGTSE – SHIGATSE

Morning: cross Kambala pass (4700m) with spectacular views of Yamdrok-Tso lake (4441m) and Mt. Najin Kangtsangg (7191m).

The intense blue Yamdrok-Tso lake (scorpion lake) is one of the holy lakes in Tibet.

Stop Lunch at Nangartse Town (4400m)

After lunch, drive towards Gyantse through the Karola pass (5050m). here you can see the Karola glacier and Gyantse Dam. Gyantse (3980) is the third largest town in Tibet and it used to be the main trade centre between India, Nepal and Bhutan.

Visit Kumbum stupa and Phelcho monastery and visit Gyantse fort.

Kumbum stupa, Phelcho monastery and the fort are one of the most impressive architectural achievements in Tibet. Kumbum stupa and the adherent fort were built in 1427, Phelcho monastery was built in 1418 by the 1st Panchen Lama.

After visiting Kumbum stupa, Phelcho monastery and the fort, we will drive to Shigatse. Shigatse (3840m) is the 2nd largest city in Tibet. It is called the Tsang region.

Day 37 | SHIGATSE – SAKYA MONASTERY – NEW TINGRI – SHEGER FORT

This morning visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery.

Tashi Lhunpo monastery is one of the largest Gelugpa sect monasteries in the Tsang area.

It was built in 1447 by the 1st Dalai lama Genden Drup. The monastery later became the seat of the Pachen lamas.

After finished visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery you will drive over The Friendship highway. After a few hours, we will take the route to Sakya monastery. The immense, grey, thick-walled southern monastery is one of Tibet’s most impressive sights. When you have visited the monastery, you will drive back to the main road for about 25km and turn on The Friendship highway again. After about one hour you will reach Lhatse town, stop there for lunch and then pass on to the Gyatso la pass (5248m). Thereafter you will reach a small town from where you will have splendid views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhatse. From there you will reach Sheger and drive to Sheger fort. Sheger fort is a special, little-visited place. Here you can also see Sheger monastery and then drive back to town. Here your tour guide will help you buy entrance tickets for Everest Base Camp.

Day 38 | SHEGER – EVEREST BASE CAMP

You should wake up early in the morning (around 7am) and drive to Everest Base Camp- After 5km there is one military checkpoint, afterwards, you will turn to Qomolama national preserve park –across the Gawola pass 5200m. From here you can watch the sun rise over the Himalayas and Mt. Everest. Here you can take pictures and have a magnificent view of the four highest mountains in the Himalayan range. You will feel like you can touch the sky. When finished you will drive to a small village called Tashi Dzong. There we will have lunch and drive to Rongphu monastery. If you want, you can sleep in the Tent Guest House. From here you will have the option of taking a small bus to Everest Base Camp or hike to Everest Base Camp.
When you come back from Base Camp you will have some spare time at the Tent Camp or Rongphu monastery where you will spend the night.

Day 39 | EVEREST BASE CAMP – SHIGATSE

The border from Tibet to Nepal is closed after the earthquake in 2015. So, instead of crossing the border to Nepal by land, you will start your hike back to Lhasa today. From Lhasa, you will go to Kathmandu via flight.

Day 40 | SHIGATSE – LHASA

Today you will continue on your hike back to Lhasa. The spectacular scenery is there to keep you company throughout.

Day 41 | LHASA – KATHMANDU

This morning you will be dropped to the Lhasa airport for flight back to Kathmandu.

Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport; you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to the hotel. Remaining time is for rest & relax.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 42 | KATHMANDU

Today is kept entire leisure for you to rest, relax & unwind before you fly back home. Afternoon, you may explore Kathmandu – visit the Thamel market for some last-minute shopping or souvenirs.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 43 | DEPART KATHMANDU

After breakfast, you will be dropped at the airport for your final journey back home. You will have plenty of time on your flight to reflect on your journey and plan your next one.

Tour Ends

What's included

  • Return economy flight from LONDON HEATHROW
  • Accommodation on twin/double sharing at the hotels mentioned above or similar
  • Daily buffet breakfast at the hotels mentioned
  • Accommodation in Chitwan with full board
  • All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by air-conditioned Medium Car
  • Lumle representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
  • Services of English speaking local guide at destinations as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Train from Agra to Jhansi in AC Chair Car & Satna to Varanasi in AC Two tier
  • Kolkata – Paro flight and Delhi – Udaipur flight
  • Paro – Kathmandu flight
  • Accommodation in Bhutan with breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Entrance fees for the monuments
  • Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu flight
  • Mineral water in the vehicle throughout the trip in India and Bhutan only
  • All currently applicable taxes on hotel & transport
  • All permits required for Tibet tour
  • Govt. service tax.

What's not included

  • Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic/non- alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax, any insurance etc.
  • Airport taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Lunch and dinners in India, Nepal and Tibet
  • Any meals other than the mentioned
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Our Cost is not valid for any period other than mentioned above

Accommodation

Delhi : Rockland CR Park or similar
Udaipur : Mahendra Prakash or similar
Jodhpur : Karni Bhawan or similar
Jaipur : Surya Villa or similar
Agra : Seven Hills Tower or similar
Khajuraho : Golden Tulip or similar
Varanasi : Surya or similar
Kolkata : Celesta or similar
Paro : Tashi Namgay Resort or similar
Thimphu : Dorji Elements or similar
Punakha : Meri Puensum or similar
Kathmandu : Rama Inn or similar
Pokhara : Mount View or similar
Chitwan : Jungle Crown or similar
Lhasa : Kyichu Hotel or similar
Shigatse : Tashi Choten Hotel or similar

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