Kathmandu – Lhasa  – Gyantse  – Shigatse – Delhi – Agra 

Supplement 

Airfare for sector Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu-Delhi will be given separately at the time of Booking

Services Included:

  • Accommodation sharing double/ Twin sharing on room plus breakfast basis inclusive of services charges and currently applicable taxes.
  • Arrival/departure transfers, sightseeing tours and excursions using air-conditioned vehicle in India, Kathmandu & Tibet.
  • Entrance fees at the monuments mentioned in the itinerary
  • 1 Visit to Taj Mahal
  • Service of Spanish speaking local guide in India & Kathmandu, but in Tibet it will be English speaking guide/escort as Spanish speaking guides are not available in Tibet. So we hire a Spanish speaking guide from Delhi or Kathmandu to Tibet for Translation.
  • Train fare in air-conditioned chair car class from Delhi-Agra Cantonment-Delhi
  • Musical fountain show in Delhi
  • Traditional Dance Show in Kathmandu

Services Not included:

  • Expenses incurred due to natural calamities, landslides especially at Nepal side, adverse weather condition or political upheaval,
  • Flight delays or cancellations due to adverse weather condition or technical reasons,
  • Tipping to local guide and support team and FINE for venturing into prohibited areas,
  • International and domestic airfare with airport taxes,
  • Nepal visa fees ($25)
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner) on client own expenses
  • Medical cost & Emergency rescue,
  • Expense of personal nature and taking photo and filming fees in the monasteries in Tibet,
  • Personal travel and Health insurance (Recommend buying by clients in their own country),
  • Sleeping bags, medical kits etc,
  • Lunch and Dinner during sightseeing tours in Tibet otherwise mentioned above
  • Riding Pony during the Kailash trekking for personal use due to body weakness

Hotels envisaged as follows:

City
5 Star Hotels
4 Star hotels
Food Plan
Kathmandu
Kathmandu Guest House
Manaslu
CP
Lhasa
Bhramputra Grand
Kyichu
CP
Gyantse
Hotel Gyantse
Hotel Gyantse
CP
Shigatse
Hotel Shigatse
Hotel Shigatse
CP
Lhasa
Bhramputra Grand
Kyichu
CP
Kathmandu
Shanker
Manaslu
CP
Delhi
Radisson Blu Pashim Vihar
Radisson Blu Pashim Vihar
CP

Price
Price will be given according to travel date & no: of person. For more details mail to helpdesk@karwingz.com

Please note:                                                                      

  • The check in at the above hotels is 1400 Hours and check out time is 12 Noon.
  • The names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. The base category of room is foreseen in the above cost. Similarly, the other services specified are foreseen in the rates quoted.  It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels or the other services are confirmed as per the terms and conditions indicated until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance. However, in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and the other services on similar lines. The difference of the rates (supplement/reduction) whatever applicable will be passed on to you.

Additional information

Duration14 Nights/15 Days
VenueIndia, Nepal, Tibet
Tour Code
Price Starts@ Specified *
1

Arrive Kathmandu

  • Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you are met by our representative and transferred to your hotel (Early check-in is subject to availability of rooms).
  • Later you will be taken to the Chinese Embassy to obtain Tibet Visa. Rest of the day is at leisure.
2

In Kathmandu

  • Explore more of the wonders of Kathmandu Valley. In the morning, we visit Pashupatinath Temple and BoudhanathStupa. Pashupatinath, with its triple-roofed temple, cremation ghats, and wandering sadhus (holy men) along the banks of sacred Bagnmati River, which eventually flows south to join the mighty Ganges, is the holiest Hindu Temple of Nepal. Entrance to the inner precincts of the temple is for Hindus only. A short drive from Pashupatinath brings us to Boudhanath, also called Boudha, a 1,400-year-old stupa that attracts pilgrims from across Buddhist Asia. Boudha is Nepal’s largest stupa, featuring a huge white dome surrounded by 108 images of Buddha. At Boudha, we see pilgrims circling the stupa to make Kora, turning the stupa’s giant prayer wheels as they go.
  • In the afternoon, drive about 9 miles northeast to beautiful Bhaktapur City-which is one of the medieval Malla Principality and is the best preserved of the three medieval principalities of Kathmandu Valley. We visit the Durbar Square with Golden Gates, Palace of the 55 Windows, Royal Bath and a number of other temples with intricate woodcarving and fabulous stone works. Other monuments of Bhaktapur are 5 storied Nyatapola Temple, the only architecture that remain untouched by the earthquake of 1934, Dutratraya Temple and Pujarimath complex with peacock window in the eastern end of the city. Each private houses of Bhaktapur has maintained its traditional look.
  • Drive back to Hotel.
3

Lhasa –Kathmandu (by Flight)

  • After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Lhasa
  • Up on arrival in Lhasa airport pick up by guide and transfer to hotel. Take rest today and drink plenty of water to get acclimatized.
  • From the airport to Lhasa city is 68km-an hour’s drive will bring you to the holy city of Lhasa.
  • Driving along the Brahmaputra river and Lhasa river, you will not only be amazed by the spectacular plateau scenery but also see flocks of black-necked cranes, wild ducks and many other kind of exotic birds.
  • Overnight at Lhasa
4

In Lhasa

  • Today we visit Norbulinka monastery, Sera Monastery and Drepung monastery.
  • Norbulinka Monastery: The park was begun by the 7th Dalai Lama beginning in 1755. The Norbulingka Park and Summer Palace were completed in 1783 under JampelGyatso, the Eight Dalai Lama, on the outskirts of Lhasa and became the summer residence during the reign of the Eighth Dalai Lama.The stables of the Dalai Lamas in Norbulingka, photographed in 1986.The earliest building is the KelsangPotang Palace built by the Seventh Dalai Lama which is “a beautiful example of Yellow Hat architecture. Its fully restored throne room is also of interest.” The ‘New Palace’ was begun in 1954 by the present Dalai Lama and completed in 1956. It contains chapels, gardens, fountains and pools. The gardens are a favourite picnic spot and provides a beautiful venue for theatre, dancing and festivals, particularly the Sho Dun or ‘Yoghurt Festival’, at the beginning of August, with families camping in the grounds for days surrounded by colourful makeshift windbreaks of rugs and scarves and enjoying the height of summer weather.The palace is located three kilometers west of the Potala Palace which was the winter palace. Additional buildings were added to the park during the first half of the 20th century. There is also a zoo at Norbulingka, originally to keep the animals which were given to the Dalai Lama.
  • Sera Monastery: Sera was founded in 1419, by JamchenChojey (SakyaYeshe), a disciple of TsongKhapa.Like the Drepung and Ganden monasteries, it had several colleges: Sera MeyDratsang, built in 1419, gave basic instruction to the monks. Sera JeyDratsang, built in 1435, was the largest, and was reserved for wandering monks, especially Mongol monks. Sera housed more than 5,000 monks in 1959. Although badly damaged following the invasion of Tibet and the Cultural Revolution, it is still standing and has been largely repaired. In 2008, it housed 550 Buddhist monks, but the number dropped to only a handful after the 2008 Tibetan unrest. After the Chinese invasion of Tibet and the destruction of the majority of the monasteries in Tibet, Sera monastery was re-formed in Bylakuppe, India, near Mysore. Because none of the monks of the NgagpaDratsang (Tantric College) survived the invasion, only the Sera Mey College and Sera Jey College were re-formed in India.
  • Drepung Monastery: It was founded in 1416 by JamyangChogeTashiPalden (1397-1449), one of Tsongkhapa’s main disciples, and it was named after the sacred abode in South India of Shridhanyakataka. Drepang was the principal seat of the Gelugpa school until the Great Fifth Dalai Lama constructed the Potala and it retained the premier place amongst the four great Gelugpa monasteries. Drepung was known for the high standards of its academic studies.
5

In Lhasa

  • Today, you will visit Potala Palace, Jorkhang Temple and the Barkhor Street, all deeply associated with Tibetan people, their religion and culture. you will drive to the center of Old Lhasa to visit the TheJokhang Temple which was original built in 647 AD by the queen of King SongtsanGampo, the Tang Princess Wen Cheng, hiring craftsmen from Tibet, China and Nepal.
  • The Barkhor, which means a pilgrim’s inner circuit, is situated in the heart of Lhasa and circles the Jokhang Temple. As time went on, shops and businesses sprung up in the Barkhor Street and it slowly became a prosperous area.
  • Potala Palace: Scared Potala Palace is percehed upon the RiMarpo (Red Hill) 130meters above above Lhasa valley. Potala Palace itself rises 170 meters further making it the highest monumental in Tibet. MarpoRi has legends that its rocky hill is scared cave was dwelling place of Bodhisattva Chenresi (Avalokitesvara), later used as Meditation cave of Emperor SongtsenGampo. In 637 AD SongtsenGompo built a palace on this hill and this structure stood untill 17th century. The construction of present palace was built in the reign of The 5th Dalai Lama in 1645. PotrangKarpo and PotrangMarpo were completed on 1648.
6

Lhasa-Yamdrok Lake-Gyantse , 270 Km 7 Hrs

  • Drive to Gyantse [3,980m] via YamdrokTso  [4,040m] and go over two high passes, Kamba La (15,700 ft) and Karo La (16,500ft).
  • En route sightseeing of DrolmaLakhang Monastery and SamdingMonastery on the shores of YamdrokTso.
  • Overnight in Gyantse
7

Gyantse-Shigatse (12,785ft, 90 Km, 2hrs)

  • Your day begins with exploring the PalkhorChoede, a monastery having the characteristics of Han, Tibetan and Nepali architecture. It enjoys a high status in Tibet Buddhism history.
  • Then approach to KumbumStupa, the world-renowned tower in PalkhorChoede and also one of the most outstanding and sacred places in Tibet, to enjoy the breath-taking wall paintings.
  • Afterwards visit the Gyantse Museum. Then you will drive to Shigatse.
  • Check in at your hotel in Shigatse.
8

In Shigatse

  • Shigatse, also named Xigatse, means ‘the fertile land’. Covering an area of over 3875 square kilometers (about 1496 square miles), this frontier city is the second largest in Tibet.
  • It sits in the plain at the confluence of the Yarlong Tsangpo and Nyangchu Rivers, where Tibet’s most fertile land is to be found. With some thirteen ethnic groups including Tibetan, Hui and Man, it is a typical living area for minority nationalities.
  • The population of Shigatse City is 98,700 about 97% of which are Tibetan. The city has a history going back more than 600 years and it is this ancient holy city that is the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama, one of the spiritual leaders in Tibet. The city is also the cultural, economic and political center of Tibet.
  • After refreshments, visit Tashilunbo Monastery -the principal seat of Panchen Lama.
9

Shigatse / Lhasa, 300km, 5hrs Drive

  • Return to Lhasa via New Road,following the Yarlungdzangbo River and visiting Yundrungling Monastery in Tradruk.
  • Overnight in Lhasa
10

Lhasa-Kathmandu (By Flight)

  • Transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu.
  • Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel.
  • Later visit Swayambhunatha and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • Swayambhunathais said to be one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in the world, which is majestically set high on a hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley. It is nicknamed the monkey temple after the tribe of monkeys that look after the hill and often amuses the visitors.
  • Kathmnadu durbar square, Visit Kasthmandap temple constructed from a single piece of wood, KumariGhar – Home to the world’s only Living Goddess. Once a year, during IndraJatra festival, the King of Nepal seeks the Kumari’s blessing. A short visit to KalBhairab – the God of destruction and Taleju Temple – built in 1549 AD and Hanuman Dhoka
  • Overnight at the hotel
11

Kathmandu-Delhi (By Flight)

  • Morning is at leisure.
  • Afternoon you will be transferred to the airport to connect your flight for Delhi.
  • A history which encompasses all the various kings and emperors who fixed their royal citadels here – Indraprastha, Lal Kot, Quila Rai Pithora, Siri, Jahanpanah, Tughlakabad, Ferozabad, Dinpanah, Delhi Sher Shahi or then Shahjahanabad. But, combined and integrated into one, these ‘new cities’ have always been called Delhi and howsoever many names it may have acquired, Delhi has always been intrinsically identified with power and imperial sway.
  • Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel.
  • Overnight at the hotel
12

Delhi-Agra-Delhi (By Train)

  • Early morning you will be transferred to New Delhi railways station to connect your train for Agra.
  • Agra has a rich historical background, which is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. Though the heritage of Agra city is linked with the Mughal dynasty, numerous other rulers also contributed to the rich past of this city. Modern Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi (Lodhi dynasty; Delhi Sultanate) in the 16th century. Babar (founder of the Mughal dynasty) also stayed for sometime in Agra and introduced the concept of square Persian-styled gardens here. Agra came to its own when Shahjahan ascended to the throne of Mughal Empire. He marked the zenith of Mughal architecture, when he built the Taj in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
  • Upon arrival at Agra Cantonment railway station you will be met and given the city tour of Agra, where you will visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
  • Taj Mahal…… Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist’s visit to Agra. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday)
  • Agra Fort – lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Akbar built it as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.
  • Fatehpur Sikri was founded in 1569 by the Mughal emperor Akbar to honor the Muslim saint Shaikh Salim Chishti, who had foretold the birth of Akbar’s son and heir, Jahangir. The city was Akbar’s capital until 1584. By 1605 it was largely deserted because of the inadequate water supply. A masterpiece of Muslim architecture, the city is unique in India as a nearly intact Mughal city.
  • Later in the evening you will be dropped back at Agra Cantonment railway station to connect your train back to New Delhi.
  • Upon arrival at New Delhi railway station you will be met and transferred to the hotel.
  • Overnight at the hotel
13

In Delhi

  • Today you will be given tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi.
  • Old Delhi – Visit the former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the vast Red Fort, built in 1648, visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
  • New Delhi – drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyen’s, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayun’s tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutub Minar.
  • Overnight at the hotel
14

In Delhi

  • Full day is at leisure for independent activity and doing last minute Shopping.
  • Overnight at the hotel
15

Depart Delhi

  • Early in the morning you will be transferred to the airport to connect your flight for Doha that departs Delhi at 0450 hrs.

Things to Know

There are a few things to know before going to any country that will help eliminate surprise challenges later.

People

we recommend that you have enough patience and understanding with the attitude of the people here. Not always act intentionally, because they all live in a competitive environment and fought to survive.

Culture

The Indians generally have a certain pride in their culture. Therefore, we recommend that they remain as an observer without judgment.

Drinking Water

Drink only filtered water for recommended brands. Seek to ensure water is used in juices and other beverages are filtered.

Photocopy

Make certified copies of the home page of the passport and visa, and a few more copies without authentication to use the entrance of ashrams and hotels.

Stay in Group

We recommend that you always stay in groups, especially at the train station where the shipment must be agile, because the train stops for a few minutes.

Restaurant

The plates are generally prepared seasoning and quite often pepper. Whenever possible request cooked to order.

Follow the Guidance

Always follow the guidance of the guide.

Support

For any questions, do not hesitate to ask the agent of the company Karwingz.

Enjoy the Ride

Enjoy the ride fairly quiet as it will be the sole and exclusive experience in the quest for spiritual evolution.

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