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Cultural Highlights of Nepal and Tibet

A spiritual and cultural journey across Tibet, crossing high passes and visiting peaceful monasteries. We visit the Potala Palace, the Dalai Lama's former residence and admire the sculptures of the Palkhor Choide Monastery. We also visit the Tibetan Everest Base Camp in the shadows of the mighty mountain before making our way down the Friendship Highway to Nepal.

Tour Highlights

  • Kathmandu - Explore the riverside temple complex at Pashupatinath and Buddhist Stupa at Bodnath
  • Tsetang - Visit Yumbulagang Palace, the oldest dwelling place of Tibetan kings
  • Samye - Take a ferry across the Tsangpo River to Tibet's first monastery
  • Lhasa - Soak up at atmosphere at the dramatic Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Summer Palace
  • Kumbum Stupa - View the famous paintings and sculptures inside this uniquely shaped stupa
  • Tashilumpo - Reflect in the spiritual home of the Panchen Rinpoche.


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Kathmandu

  • 2
    In Kathmandu

  • 3
    Explore Kathmandu

  • 4
    Fly to Gongkar; drive to Tsetang

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    In Tsetang; visit Samye Monastery

  • 6
    Drive via Mindroling Monastery to Lhasa

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    In Lhasa

  • 8
    Explore Lhasa

  • 9
    Drive over the Kamba La & Karo La to Gyantse

  • 10
    Visit Pala Manor; drive Shigatse (3890m)

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    Drive to Shegar (4350m)

  • 12
    Drive to Everest Base camp; overnight in Ronpghu

  • 13
    Drive to Nyalam (3893m)

  • 14
    Drive Kathmandu

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    Tour ends Kathmandu

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Abode Of The God-kings
Included meals 14 0 2
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Minimum Age
From 16 years
Bus, Flight, Ferry
12 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Simple Guesthouse
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16