Treasures of Tibet with Nepal
As Nepal is the gateway to Tibet, the tour starts in Kathmandu. Explore ancient temples and palaces in the Kathmandu Valley. In addition, visit the surrounding villages on a five day tour.
Visit Tibet with Original World Travel and experience the colorful, fascinating Tibetan culture as we explore the towns of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse.
Onward, a brief flight over the Himalayas, during which you may be able to see Mt. Everest, takes us to Lhasa. The political, economic and cultural center of the country, five days are spent in Lhasa and surrounding areas.
On our Tibet tour, explore Tibet’s most revered temples and monasteries, including the massive Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, bustling with pilgrims and the 8th c. Samye Monastery, a unique monastery and village rolled into one. Samye is a highlight of a visit to Tibet. A visit to the ancient town of Tsedang, cradle of Tibetan civilization is included as well.
The Tibet tour also visits the Sera Monastery, whose setting is one of the prettiest in Lhasa, hugging the ridge that forms the northern wall of the Kyi Chu Valley. Founded in 1419, Sera Monastery is one of the “great three” Gelukpa university monasteries in Tibet.
As we drive between the towns you will see some of the most stunning mountain scenery, with soaring Himalayan peaks covered in snow, turquoise blue lakes, and prayer flags fluttering at the mountain passes.
TIBET TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Bhaktapur & Patan in Nepal
- Mingle with monks and pilgrims at Tibet’s working monasteries and temples
- Tour the Potala, the former home of the Dalai Lama
- Cruise the Yarlung to magnificent Samye Monastery
- Enjoy stunning views of turquoise Lake Yamdrok Tso
Monks during Buddhist festival, Tibet Tour