China Tibet to Nepal Tour Package

This tour combines China, Tibet with Nepal. Starting from Beijing, the political, economic, cultural center of China, and by train to Lhasa, after explore Lhasa city overland tour to Nepal via Tibet Everest Base Camp.

China Tibet to Nepal Tour Package

Travelling from the ancient capital of China to the unique Tibetan Plateau and then to the Kathmandu valley at the foot of the Himalayan Mountains, this 15 days Tibet Nepal tour from Beijing by train will take you to visit some of the most highlighted destinations in China, Tibet and Nepal, and experience different cultures and lifestyles across three regions.

You will first visit the landmarks in time-honored cities of Beijing, including the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, the Great Wall, and Terra Cotta Warriors, and take in the rich culture and profound history of Chinese civilization. Then the renowned Tibet train will take you to the holy land of Tibet, where you will visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Yamdrok Lake, Everest Base Camp and more must-sees of the mysterious land, as you traverse the massive plateau via a road trip from Lhasa to Kathmandu. In the end, the tour will offer you a wonderful exploration in beautiful Kathmandu valley, where you will get impressed by the historic relics and architectures like Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

15 Days China Tibet to Nepal Overland Tour Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Beijing - Airport Pick-up and Hotel Check-in
Day 02: Beijing City Tour - Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
Day 03: Beijing Great Wall Tour - Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird’s Nest & Water Cube
Day 04: Beijing Board Train to Lhasa - Temple of Heaven, Old Hutongs
Day 05: Enjoy Train Ride View Stunning Scenery of Qinghai - Tibet Railway
Day 06: Lhasa Arrival (Altitude: 3650m)
Day 07: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Day 08: Lhasa Tour - Dadong Village and Sera Monastery
Day 09: Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse(3900m) via Gyantse
Day 10: Shigatse(3900m) to Everest Base Camp (5200m) via Tingri
Day 11: Everest Base Camp to Kyirong (Gyirong) Border 370km
Day 12: Gyirong border to Kathmandu
Day 13: Kathmandu Tour
Day 14: Kathmandu Tour
Day 15: Departure

Day 01: Arrival in Beijing - Airport Pick-up and Hotel Check-in
Welcome to Beijing, the capital city of China! Upon your arrival at the airport/train station in Beijing, the tour guide and driver will meet and greet you at the exit, and then escort you to the well-selected hotel in downtown Beijing. The rest of the day is free on your own so you can have a good rest for the jet lag or explore by yourself around your hotel.

Day 02: Beijing City Tour - Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at your hotel and then head to Tian’anmen Square, which is the world’s largest public square and also the symbol of China. It has witnessed many big events in China over the past decades and from here you can take good pictures of Tiananmen Gate showing on CCTV News every day. Walk across the square and you will visit the might and splendor of the awe-inspiring Forbidden City, the world’s largest palace complex and one-time home to 24 emperors of China. Listed as a world heritage site, Forbidden City has about 500 years’ history, and served as the political and ritual center of China during the Ming (1368-1644) and the Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. With over 8,728 rooms, the Forbidden City is not only China’s largest and best-preserved collection of ancient buildings, but also a city within the city, like the Vatican in Rome. Enter through Meridian Gate and visit along the central axis to ensure you won’t miss any highlighted palaces. You can admire its brilliant architecture and numerous ancient art treasures while listening to your guide and learning more about the emperors’ stories hidden inside the Imperial Palace. Later, take another 15-minute walk up to Jingshan Park, where you can have a magnificent panorama of modern Beijing and princely views over the russet roofs of the Forbidden City. 

In this afternoon, drive to the “Museum of Royal Garden” - Summer Palace, which used to be the resort for royal families to flee summer heat. The grounds, temples, gardens, pavilions, lakes, bridges, gate-towers, and corridors are a marvel of landscaping. Enjoy the leisure walk and take your time to appreciate the imperial architectures, hilltop views, and beautiful lakes, which offer a pastoral escape into the landscapes of traditional Chinese painting.

Day 03: Beijing Great Wall Tour - Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird’s Nest & Water Cube
In this morning, you will head northwest of Beijing (about 1.5-2 hours’ drive, 73km) to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. The Great Wall boasts a history over 2,000 years and stretches more than 3,000 miles across several provinces of northern China, making it one of the most impressive ancient masterpieces on the planet. Mutianyu Great Wall is connected with the Jiankou Great Wall in the west and the Gubeikou Great Wall in the east. Mutianyu is the longest and best fully-restored Great Wall with fewer tourists and is also famed for its 23 Ming-era watchtowers and stunning views. Take the cable car up to the 14th watchtower and then enjoy the memorable hiking time on the wall while visiting its western route. With the green pines and cypresses covering the surrounding area, and the winding wall standing majestically on the vast land, you will capture the most stunning natural scenery in this section. Challenge yourselves while climbing up to the 20th watchtower where you could fulfill your Great Wall dream. Cherish the chance and take photos as many as you like! 

After the once-in-lifetime experience, head back to downtown Beijing and have the chance to take photos with the exterior of the Bird's Nest (Beijing National Stadium) and Water Cube (Beijing National Aquatics Center). They were both designed for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and used for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. After that, transfer back to your hotel and have a good rest tonight.

Day 04: Beijing Board Train to Lhasa - Temple of Heaven, Old Hutongs
This morning you will head to Temple of Heaven. Located in Beijing's Tiantan Park, the Temple of Heaven is much bigger than the Forbidden City and smaller than the Summer Palace. As a World Heritage, the Temple of Heaven (Taoist temple) is also known for its rigorous symbolic layout, peculiar structure, and magnificent decoration. The Temple of Heaven used to be a place to offer sacrifice to Heaven by 22 Chinese emperors twice a year for good harvests. You can learn more about the grand praying ceremony there, as well as observe the amazing designs such as the Echo Wall and the Triple Sound Stones. Nowadays, it is also a park for local people to do morning exercise and you are welcome to join them.

If there is more time, you can also enjoy the relaxing time exploring the ordinary local life through the old Hutongs. Take a rickshaw tour to travel through the narrow alleys with many featured shops standing on both sides.

In the late afternoon, our tour guide will escort you to Beijing West Railway Station. Train No. Z21 from Beijing to Lhasa departs at 19:55. The Beijing-Lhasa train stretches 3753km all the way to Lhasa, crossing 8 provinces and running on the world's highest Qinghai-Tibet Railway. The total train is about 40 hours’ ride and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station at 12:29 two days later. (Note: Please be sure to bring your Tibet Permit which will be checked when you board the train.)

Day 05: Enjoy Train Ride View Stunning Scenery of Qinghai - Tibet Railway
Enjoy your unique train experience. It is quite a long journey that will take about 40 hours but won’t make you get bored. The train is often filled with Tibetan pilgrims and natives, providing an opportunity to meet locals and experience the local way of life.

The train also crosses Tibetan plateau, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Pull up a window seat to view Himalayan mountains, shimmering lakes, plains dotted with yaks and herders’ tents, and barren deserts, as you inch slowly up onto the high plateau. Keep your eyes peeled throughout the journey for antelope, foxes and wild asses, plus the occasional nomad.

Day 06: Lhasa Arrival (Altitude: 3650m)
After the whole morning in the train enjoying the views outside, the train finally arrives in Lhasa.
Welcome to Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region! Upon your arrival at the train station in Lhasa, the tour guide and driver will meet you at the exit, and then escort you to the hotel in downtown Lhasa. You can have a good rest to get used to the altitude (3,650m) in your hotel and get ready to explore Lhasa with your guide the next day.

Day 07: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.

Besides, we can taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house; The welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly; Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 08: Lhasa Tour - Dadong Village and Sera Monastery
In the morning, you are going to visit Dadong Village, the most beautiful village in Lhasa. Located 25 kilometers southwest of Lhasa downtown, Dadong Village is a well-protected ancient Tibetan village that surrounded by valleys. After arriving, you will visit the Nyimatang Monastery (built in the 11th century), take a light walk in the village, and see what rural life in Lhasa is like. You will also visit a local Tibetan family and enjoy the lunch offered by the family.

In the afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery, which is one of the ‘great three’ Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3-5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house. Inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and the colorful Rock Painting of Buddha. Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 09: Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse(3900m) via Gyantse
In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .

Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress.

After one and a half hours of driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer).  Stay overnight in Shigatse

Day 10: Shigatse(3900m) to Everest Base Camp (5200m) via Tingri
In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery. Then, we’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch.

After that, we will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass(5198m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp(5200m). You can get closer to gazt at the Mt. Everest peak. The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permits at the lodging area. Stay overnight at Rongbuk monastery guest house.

Day 11: Everest Base Camp to Kyirong (Gyirong) Border 370km
In the morning, you can appreciate the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area and then visit the Rongbuk Monstery - the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together. Later, we can visit the Everest Base Camp and take pictures of Mt. Everest at the closes distance in EBC.

After that, we can drive from EBC to Kyirong border. On the way, tourists can enjoy breathtakign vista of Mt. Shishapangma and the Pekutso Lake. After passing the Ghungtang Lhamo(5236M), we will arrive in Kyirong in late afternoon. Stay overnight in the guesthouse in Kyirong

Day 12: Gyirong border to Kathmandu
Our Tibetan guide will assist you to exit China via Gyirong border. Meet with Nepalese driver, Overland travel to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 13: Kathmandu
After breakfast, full day valley sightseeing with Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visiting Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu Valley. We then visit Patan, a famous city features of arts and crafts - the highlight of trip is the Shikara (Krishna Temple), Patan Durbar with Royal bath, Hiranya Varna Mahavir (Buddhist Monastery). O/N at Hotel.

Day 14: Kathmandu
After breakfast, start the trip to visit Kathmandu Valley with its various important religious centers; Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple), nearby along the banks of the Bagmati River, where is the cremation area for the dead, Boudhanath is possibly the largest stupa in the world and the center for Tibetan school of Buddhism. Followed by driving onto Bhaktapur, the medical city of devotes and the best preserved of all the ancients’ cities of Kathmandu Valley. O/N at Hotel.

Day 15: Departure
After breakfast, drop to airport, Final departure to your onward destination or you can do other tours in Nepal and Bhutan.

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup & drop off using appreciate vehicle
  • Twin share hotel accommodation at respective hotels on BB (Bed & Breakfast) Basis
  • Local English speaking guide (Other languages speaking guides also available on request)
  • All  sightseeing tours transfer using appreciate vehicle (depend on group size)
  • Necessary entrance fees as per itinerary

Cost Exclude

  • All flight ticket.
  • All countries Visa fee
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Beverage and expenses of personal nature
  • Any Optional Tours, extension of tours, hotel accommodation etc.
  • Tips to guide, porters, drivers etc.
  • Personal Insurance

Trip Code
CTtNTP

Trip Duration
15 Days

Group Size
12

Accomodation
Hotel

Max Altitude
5200m.

Trip Difficulty
Easy

Starts In
Beijing

Ends In
Kathmandu

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