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Nepal & Tibet: From the Jungle to the Roof of the World 2019


12 days from $7,795

Limited to 18 guests

Venture from the lofty Himalaya to the wild jungle as you flightsee Mount Everest, track one-horned rhinos 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 Dhulikhel, 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 | Among the Soaring Peaks
DAY 4
Kathmandu | Deep Spiritual Ties
DAY 5
Lhasa, Tibet (China) | Gateway to Tibet
DAY 6
Lhasa | Majestic Monasteries
DAY 7
Lhasa | Footsteps of the Dalai Lama
DAY 8
Chitwan National Park, Nepal | Into the Wild
DAY 9
Chitwan National Park | Where Rhinos Roam
DAY 10
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

Today, 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. 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 | Among the Soaring Peaks

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 and the towering Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath. Here, a local artisan reveals the religious significance of Thangka artwork.

Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4
Kathmandu | Deep Spiritual Ties

This morning, visit the highly revered Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. After lunch, continue to historic Patan, seeing Durbar Square, the Golden Temple, Krishna Mandir and the enlightening Patan Museum.

Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5
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.

The St. Regis Lhasa Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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 to Sera Monastery and listen in as monks engage in a spirited theological debate, a finely honed skill they have practiced over countless generations.

The St. Regis Lhasa Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7
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.

The St. Regis Lhasa Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8
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 9
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 10
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; and an unpredictable climate. 


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

  • Apr 09 - Apr 20
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  • Sep 03 - Sep 14
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  • Oct 07 - Oct 18
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  • Nov 03 - Nov 14
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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 11.

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; visiting sites with limited accessibility for those with mobility challenges; and an unpredictable climate.


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