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Highlights
  • Experience culturally rich Kathmandu, seeing iconic sites such as Durbar Square and ancient Bouddhanath
  • Wander through the 1,000-room Potala Palace in Lhasa, built by the fifth Dalai Lama
  • Witness a stunning array of stupas and temples
  • Hike through picturesque terraced fields and local villages amid the Himalaya in Nepal

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Highlights of Tibet

Tibet Adventure

Tibet Uncovered




Embark on an adventurous itinerary travelling overland in Tibet and Nepal, with opportunities to see ancient monasteries, stupas and breathtaking landscapes - including views from Mount Everest Base Camp.

Travel Theme
Countries
Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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Abercrombie & Kent Travel Reviews & Ratings
89% Recommend

4.6 out of 5
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Value
4.3 Guide
4.6 Activities
4.6 Lodging
4.6 Transportation
4.6 Meals
4.3
Tibet, Nepal & Everest: Across the Himalaya

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HS

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The perfect way to experience African wildlife. January 2017

5.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 3.0
This is a luxury small group safari. 12 people, two land rovers. We spent the arrival night in a hotel in Arusha, two of the nights during the safari in hotels, and the rest of the nights in the luxury camp. The hotels were all good. The food was good, not great. The luxury camp is a two room canvas tent containing a queen size bed or two doubles. then there is a dressing area leading to the "bathroom" which is a toilet seat on a box over a hole in the ground. There is a shower stall in which they fill a canvas bag with hot water from the fire. They will not begrudge you a refill if you want to take your time. The day starts early in the dining tent with breakfast. then it is off to the land rovers to begin the safari. The guides from all the different safari's communicate to share where the most sought after animals are to be found. You will absolutely be up close and personal with lions, elephants, giraffes, monkeys, wildebeest, ostrich, zebra, hyrax, and the bird life. You will also see Water buffallo and hippos, but is best not to get close to them. and you will see plenty of Cheetah and some Rhinos, but usually from afar.

Lunch is usually conducted picnic style in the park. Our A&K picnics were the envy of every other group. Then it is touring until sunset.

When you get back to camp there is a camp fire going and the head guide will present a lecture, while everyone enjoys some much needed libations, of which there is great variety and unlimited quantity. Then dinner in the dining tent, and after dinner back to the campfire for more libations, and usually to review everyone's pictures from that day.

The guides are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. You will actually miss them on your last day. I had a great time and heartily recommend this safari and A&K.

The best part is being inside the game park all day and night. You really dont want to be going back to a hotel, but to stay out in nature.

Some tips: There is a generator in the camp so you may recharge your electrical items every day. They can also launder your clothes. Things to bring: plenty of strong repellent to deter the horse flies, do not skimp on memory cards for your camera, be sure to have a telescopic lens for your camera, a good pair of binoculars with good magnification, a flashlight, a device to view your photos on, a device to copy your photos onto. Dont forget a sweater, its cold at Ngorongoro Crater. For your digestive happiness, I had good results taking probiotic and charcoal capsules every day. You can see my pictures at https://flic.kr/s/aHsiUJWDur
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Recommends

An excellent trip June 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We took a trip to Jordan and Oman planned through our travel councillor and A&K. We chose this upmarket company and certainly had an upmarket holiday. Everything was top notch from beginning to end. We saw all the amazing sights, were given excellent tour guides and the accommodation was 5 star all the way. They included a couple of unusual accommodation choices too such as a rather posh tent in the desert and an Eco tent at the turtle reserve in Oman.
Would fully recommend this whole tour and A&K.
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GD

Does Not Recommend

Abercrombie and Kent June 2016

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
Recently had a holiday booked with Abercrombie and Kent which was so disappointing we left 5 days early and the rest of the family left 3 days early. The way that A&K dealt with the situation and with us as guests was unprofessional and the property manager we dealt with on site was rude and antagonising. We have had numerous holidays with A&K before and never have we had an experience like this. It has been constant excuses and no apologies. We will never travel with them again and have advised our extended family, friends and industry contacts to do the same.
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Recommends

Abercrombie & Kent June 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Nothing could be more seamless or well planned than trips with A&K, however many times one changes one mind, they always manage it. Wouldn't travel to Egypt without them

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DC

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Photo Safari — Abercrombie and Kent June 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Magnificent photo safari to Kenya and Tanzania.
Luxurious accommodations, well informed guides who could answer most any questions our little group could think of, and unbelievable photo opportunities.
We saw the migratory crossing. Hippos grazed at night by our elevated tents. A rhino walked right past us on one drive. A leopard posed for us on another. We saw a lion eating a kill not 25 feet away from us one afternoon. We even watched young bull elephants play-fighting. The drivers really knew which routes to take whether we set out cross country or kept to the more traveled areas.
It was the experience of a lifetime.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu,Nepal

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Dwarika's Hotel  

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, clear customs and immigration. Meet your A&K representative and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu | Cultural Hub

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Dwarika's Hotel  

Spend a full day exploring culturally rich Kathmandu City. Visit Durbar Square and Teleju Temple with its gilded roofs, continuing to Hanuman Dhoka Durbar, the old Royal Palace; House of the Living Goddess; and the 12th-century wood temple of Kasthamandap, said to have been built from a single tree. Then, stroll through the bazaar and labyrinthine back streets of the old city. Continue to Swayambhunath, the world’s oldest shrine. In Patan City, see the Royal Baths, Mahaboudha, Krishna Mandir and Hiranya Varna Mahavihar (the Golden Temple). Later, learn about Nepal’s cultural history at the new Patan Museum.

Day 3: Kathmandu | Stunning Stupas

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Dwarika's Hotel  

Set out to see Boudhanath, an ancient stupa and imposing UNESCO World Heritage Site that is adorned with images of the Dhyani Amitabha Buddha. Observe Pashupatinath Temple from eastern bank of the Bagmati River. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, entry is strictly forbidden to non-Hindus. Then, see the ancient royal city of Bhaktapur, a showcase of “medieval” Nepalese life. Witness the statue of Bhupatindra Malla, continuing to the pottery center and the fabled, pagoda-style, five-story temple of Nytapole and Thimi, known for manufacturing unusual masks.

Days 4-5: Lhasa, Tibet | Sacred Home

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa  

Fly to Lhasa. Meet your A&K representative and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Then, explore the art and relic-filled Drepung Monastery, the former political headquarters for the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism and a one-time residence of the Dalai Lamas. Continue to the Jokhang Temple, followed by Barkhor Market, the spiritual heart of the holy city and its main commercial district.

Day 6: Lhasa | Holy City

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa  

Begin the day at the 1,000-room Potala Palace, the 17th-century home built by Gyelwa Ngapa, the fifth Dalai Lama. The impressive, enduring structure brims with intact chapels and treasures. Then, visit the Kangyur Stupa and Sera Monastery, which once held a huge monastic population and five colleges.

Days 7-8: Shigatse | Stunning Stupas

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Gesar Hotel  

Drive to Shigatse, pausing amid the mountainous landscape at Yamdrok Lake. At the Phalkor Monastery, learn of the Sakyapa, Kadampa and Gelugpa sects. Proceed to the Kumbum stupa, a golden dome-topped, art-filled structure rising over four symmetrical floors. The next day, see the Tashilhunpo and Shalu Monasteries.

Day 9: Shegar | Imperial Finery

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Bebar

Drive to Shegar and visit the Sakya Monastery, which is filled with imperial certificates, gold signets, crowns and costumes. Comprised of two temples built across the Zhongqu River from one another, this 11th-century monastery also houses a large number of hand-written Buddhist scriptures on a variety of sacred and secular topics.

Day 10: Rongbuk | Views from Everest Base Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Nyalam Hotel  

Drive to Rongbuk to take in the commanding views from the Everest Base Camp, starting point for expeditions seeking the summit via the challenging north face of the mountain. As you drive amid boulders and glacial debris, watch for deer and yak herds on the hillsides. Tonight, enjoy time to acclimatize with a stay in Nyalam.

Days 11-12: Dhulikhel | Hiking the Himalaya

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Dwarika's Resort Dhulikhel  

Drive to Zhangmu, then walk across the Tibetan Border to Nepal. Drive to the ancient Newari town of Dhulikhel, situated at the foothills of the Pachkhal Valley. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. The next morning, see the sun rise over the Himalaya and hike through terraced fields and local villages. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the plentiful activities at your resort, which is known for its spectacular views. Join your fellow guests for a farewell dinner.

Day 13: Depart Dhulikhel

Transfer to the Kathmandu airport and board your international flight.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 7,595

Price Per Day:

$ 584 per person
 
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 3,295
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • All accommodations
  • Meals and fully guided sightseeing as noted in the itinerary
  • Services of A&K Tour Director or appropriate Guide on extensions
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing
  • Porterage of two (2) pieces of baggage
  • Hotel taxes and gratuities throughout, except to the Tour Director
Trip Excludes
  • International and internal airfares
  • Costs associated with obtaining passports or entry visas
  • Reciprocity and other border fees
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Gratuities to the A&K Tour Director
  • Beverages other than those noted in inclusions above
  • Personal expenses such as laundry
Meals Included:

9 Breakfast, 8 Lunch, 7 Dinner

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 16
Limited to 16 guests.
Start City
Kathmandu
End City
Dhulikhel

Age Notes

Min. Age: 10

Trip ID#: TibNepAbr

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