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Nepal & Tibet: From the Jungle to the Roof of the World 2018


11 Days from $6,995

Limited to 18 guests

Venture from the lofty Himalaya to the wild jungle as you flightsee Mount Everest, track one-horned rhinos in in Chitwan National Park, explore Lhasa's Potala Palace and unwind in the lush foothills of Dhulikhel.

A&K Advantages

Discover the cultural treasures of Kathmandu Valley, Lhasa's Tibetan heritage and the wilds of Chitwan National Park

Learn what it takes to summit Mount Everest with a firsthand account from an expert climber

Witness a lively monks' discourse at Sera Monastery in Lhasa

Seek one-horned rhinos and the elusive Bengal tiger in Chitwan National Park

Learn to prepare Nepalese cuisine at an exclusive Chef's Table experience

Explore rural Nepal in Dulikhel, with the Himalaya providing a magnificent backdrop

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Kathmandu, Nepal
DAY 2
Kathmandu | Historic Durbar Square
DAY 3
Kathmandu | Deep Spiritual Ties
DAY 4
Lhasa, Tibet (China) | Gateway to Tibet
DAY 5
Lhasa | Footsteps of the Dalai Lama
DAY 6
Lhasa | Majestic Monasteries
DAY 7
Chitwan National Park, Nepal | Into the Wild
DAY 8
Chitwan National Park | Where Rhinos Roam
DAY 9
Dhulikhel | Himalayan Sunset
DAY 11
Dhulikhel | A Culinary Encounter
DAY 12
Depart Dhulikhel
DAY 1
Arrive Kathmandu, Nepal

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
DAY 2
Kathmandu | Historic Durbar Square

This morning, enjoy a welcome briefing with your fellow travellers. Later, ride a rickshaw to Durbar Square and Taleju Temple. See the House of the Living Goddess (Kumari); explore the bazaar and old city; and visit the 1,500-year old stupa of Swayambhunath. After lunch, take in Patan Durbar Square, the Golden Temple, Krishna Mandir and the Patan Museum. Return to your hotel for a welcome cocktail reception and dinner. Cap off your evening with a gripping firsthand account from a Mount Everest summiteer.

Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3
Kathmandu | Deep Spiritual Ties

Early this morning, enjoy an awe-inspiring flightseeing tour past Mount Everest, or opt to take a helicopter for an up-close experience of the mountain. After breakfast, set out to explore the medieval art and architecture of Bhaktapur, the highly revered Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and the towering Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath. Here, a local artisan reveals the religious significance of Thangka artwork. Continue to Kopan Nunnery, hearing its stirring story of rapid expansion.

Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4
Lhasa, Tibet (China) | Gateway to Tibet

Fly to Lhasa, the heart and soul of Tibet, one of the highest cities on earth at 12,000 feet and your home for the next three nights. Transfer to your hotel, relax and acclimatize.

St. Regis Lhasa Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5
Lhasa | Footsteps of the Dalai Lama

Today, venture inside the towering walls of Potala Palace, former winter residence of the Dalai Lama. Next, experience the spiritual heart of Tibet at the sacred Jokhang, a 1,300-year-old temple. Finally, glimpse an enduring hub of everyday life at Lhasa’s Barkhor Bazaar.

St. Regis Lhasa Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6
Lhasa | Majestic Monasteries

After a leisurely breakfast, proceed to Drepung Monastery. A major pillar of the former theocratic state, this massive enclave once housed over 7,700 monks. Continue on to Sera Monastery and listen in as monks engage in a spirited theological debate, a finely honed skill they have practiced over countless generations.

St. Regis Lhasa Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
Chitwan National Park, Nepal | Into the Wild

Fly to Bharatpur via Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your luxury lodge in Chitwan National Park. Settle in with time at leisure and an afternoon tea service. If time allows, set out on a thrilling Jeep safari in the park.

Meghauli Serai, Chitwan National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8
Chitwan National Park | Where Rhinos Roam

Rise early to track one-horned rhinos through the jungle with an expert naturalist, perhaps even stealing a rare glimpse of the elusive Bengal tiger. After lunch, float down the picturesque Rapti River, taking in beautiful views of the Himalayan foothills and spotting exotic species along the way.

Meghauli Serai, Chitwan National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 9
Dhulikhel | Himalayan Sunset

Take in one last morning among the wilds of the park. Then, travel to Bharatpur for your flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your luxurious resort set in the lush foothills of Dhulikhel. Enjoy a Scenic Sundowner cocktail before dinner.

Dwarika's Resort Dhulikhel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 11
Dhulikhel | A Culinary Encounter

After breakfast, enjoy resort activities such as birdwatching, hiking, yoga, meditation, painting and pottery. Later, gather for an exclusive Chef’s Table experience revealing the finer points of Nepalese cuisine. Finally, trade stories with your fellow guests at a farewell cocktail reception and dinner.

Dwarika's Resort Dhulikhel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 12
Depart Dhulikhel

After breakfast, you are transferred to the Kathmandu airport for your departure.

Meals: Breakfast

Program Note: This journey entails extended scenic drives on unpaved roads; exposure to high altitudes; walking over steep, uneven terrain; and visiting sites with limited accessibility for those with mobility challenges.


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Apr 11 - Apr 21
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    $6,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,995
    Internal Air From
    $1,175
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  • Sep 05 - Sep 15
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    Single Supplement
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    $6,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,995
    Internal Air From
    $1,175
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  • Oct 10 - Oct 20
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    Single Supplement
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    $6,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,995
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    $1,175
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    Price shown is guaranteed for 7 or more guests. For 2-6 guests, the price will be $8,995 per person double occupancy.

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  • Nov 01 - Nov 11
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    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal Air From
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    Price
    $6,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,995
    Internal Air From
    $1,175
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    Available

    Price shown is guaranteed for 7 or more guests. For 2-6 guests, the price will be $8,995 per person double occupancy.

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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $1,175

Kathmandu/Lhasa/Kathmandu/Bharatpur/Kathmandu

This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 8:00 a.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 10.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Program Note: This journey entails extended scenic drives on unpaved roads; exposure to high altitudes; walking over steep, uneven terrain; and visiting sites with limited accessibility for those with mobility challenges.


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