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Himalayan Adventure

  • Duration
    22 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Go Beyond
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Embark on a journey of extremes, striking across the starkly beautiful landscapes of Tibet, on the roof of the world. Then discover the verdant and chaotic valleys of Nepal under the ever watchful gaze of the mighty Himalayas.

  • Physical Rating 4Learn More
    X A good level of fitness is required as you can expect to be walking, or taking part in a physical activity like cycling, for longer periods of time on several days throughout the tour, and may be required to tackle some more challenging terrain. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Extended walking. Physical activities on challenging terrain.
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Tour Highlights

Our Himalayan Adventure tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Himalayan Adventure Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

This tour is suitable for those with a reasonable amount of time. This tour is for those who are looking for a more active tour which includes more walking, outdoor activity and times in high altitude. This tour will showcase the main highlights of both Tibet and Nepal.

  • Day 1
    AUSTRALIA TO CHENGDU
    DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO CHENGDU

    On arrival in Chengdu Airport, be met in the arrival hall by your local guide and/or National Escort from Wendy Wu Tours. Together with all other group members who may be arriving at a similar time, you will transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Day 2
    GIANT PANDAS
    DAY 2: GIANT PANDAS

    A visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding allows you to see China’s celebrated bears up close in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. Stroll through People's Park, see Matchmaker's Corner, and visit a traditional tea house.

  • Day 3
    Fly to Lhasa
    Day 3:  Fly to Lhasa

    Fly to Lhasa. The remainder of the day is free at leisure to allow you to acclimatise to the high altitude and prepare for your explorations at the Roof of the World.

  • Day 4
    Debating Monks
    Day 4: Debating Monks

    Lhasa is a modern city but among the old streets, at its core, you’ll feel a million miles from the modern world. Venture inside Jokhang Temple where queues of people worship in the flickering light of yak butter candles. Wander around the Barkhor with traditionally dressed locals and prostrating pilgrims. There will also be a visit to Sera Monastery to witness the debating monks. This evening, try yak burgers for dinner.

  • Day 5
    Potala Palace
    Day 5: Potala Palace

    The Potala Palace is an architectural wonder towering over the city. The winter palace of the Dalai Lama, it houses thousands of rooms filled with old treasures. This evening enjoy a Tibetan dance performance during dinner.

  • Day 6
    Gyantse
    Day 6: Gyantse

    Travel to Gyantse, once an integral stop on the historic trade route between India and Tibet. En-route, make a stop to admire the colossal Karuola Glacier, stretching down the side of Mount Simila towards the road. Also stop to admire the breathtaking turquoise-blue waters of the sacred Yamdrok Lake, backed by the snowy peaks of the Himalayas.

  • Day 7
    Tashilhunpo Monastery
    Day 7: Tashilhunpo Monastery

    Located inside the Pelkor Monastery, visit the Gyantse Kumbum which is home to the largest chörten in Tibet and houses exquisite sculptures and paintings. Next, travel across Tibet’s stark plains to Shigatse. Dominated by a fort reminiscent of the Potala, Shigatse is Tibet’s second city and the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama. Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the hilltop complex that is the monastic seat of the Panchen Lama.

  • Day 8
    NEW TINGRI
    Day 8: NEW TINGRI

    Begin the day with a stroll through the local market and browse the wares on sale. From here, drive to New Tingri, also known as Shegar. When crossing the Gyatso-la Pass, admire small Tibetan villages and ruins of ancient dzongs along the way.

  • Day 9
    MOUNT EVEREST
    Day 9: MOUNT EVEREST

    Drive to Rongbuk, a monastic village festooned in colourful prayer flags. With Mount Everest dominating the horizon, stop at the world’s highest post office and make the short walk to Everest Base Camp Boundary Monument. Situated under the gaze of Everest’s north face, the views of the world’s highest peak are unsurpassed (weather permitting).

  • Day 10
    SHIGTASE
    Day 10: SHIGTASE

    Rise early to cross the Gue-La Pass and enjoy the panoramic views of the eastern Himalayas. Observe daily life whilst driving past small remote villages and continue to Shigatse to stay overnight.

  • Day 11
    CHENGDU
    Day 11: CHENGDU

    Fly to Chengdu and enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

  • Day 12
    ARRIVE INTO NEPAL
    Day 12: ARRIVE INTO NEPAL

    Fly to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The tiny Kingdom of Nepal sits atop the Himalayas wedged between India, Tibet and China. Upon arrival, meet your Nepalese guide and transfer to Dhulikhel to see the traditional Nuwari houses and browse the local market.

  • Day 13
    BHAKTAPUR
    DAY 13: BHAKTAPUR

    Visit Changu Narayan Temple before taking a hike to Telkot through the forest landscapes, admiring the stunning Himalayan scenery. Drive to Bhaktapur and see the old houses and meet a local Newari family before enjoying a traditional Nepalese lunch. This afternoon, wander Bhaktapur’s cobblestone streets where you will stumble across many old courtyards, temples and artisans busy at their craft. Visit the Golden Gate and the Palace of 55 Windows.

  • Day 14
    POKHARA
    Day 14 POKHARA

    Rise early and drive to Pokhara. The town sits on the verdant banks of Phewa Lake with virtually uninterrupted views of the majestic Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. Take a walking tour, admiring the views.

  • Day 15
    Pokhara
    Day 15: Pokhara

    Begin at the colourful Old Baazar. Stop to admire the Bindyabasini Temple, one of Pokhara’s most important Shrines. Next drive out of the town to visit Gupteshwor Cave and Devi’s Fall before continuing to the International Mountain Museum. At Gupteshwor Cave you will walk 50m through the cave to see the Manadeva statue.

  • Days 16-17
    CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
    Day 16-17: CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK

    Rise early to visit a Hindu temple before departing for Chitwan National Park. The next day, take an early morning nature walk and visit the elephant stables. Later, enjoy a serene boat trip down the Rapti River to view the animals on the river banks. Observe an elephant bath and this evening enjoy a traditional Tharu stick dance performed by local farmers.

  • Day 18
    DAMAN
    Day 18: DAMAN

    Drive to Daman which has one of the most spectacular outlooks over the Himalayan range anywhere in Nepal. Continue to Kathmandu.

  • Day 19
    LAMA BLESSING
    DAYS 19: LAMA BLESSING

    Essentially a suburb of Kathmandu, Patan was once the capital of an independent kingdom, something that is noticeable in its distinctiveness. See the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Palace and the sights of Patan’s Durbar Square. Returning to Kathmandu, visit the Boudhanath Stupa and Monastery for a very special Lama blessing. Continue to Pashupatinath Temple.

  • Day 20
    SWAYAMBHUNATH
    DAY 20: SWAYAMBHUNATH

    Explore Kathmandu, a city of many layers. A modern day assault on the senses, it is a hub of cultural and artistic heritage and a monument to the medieval era. Today’s visits include Swayambhunath Temple, Durbar Square, the Kumari Temple and Thamel Market.

  • Days 21-22
    Depart Kathmandu
    Days 21-22: Depart Kathmandu

    This morning is at leisure. After check-out you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport to board your onward flight home, arriving today or the following day. Any time before your flight is at leisure.

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • Nights 2
    Chengdu Tianfu Sunshine Hotel
    2 North Taisheng Road, Qingyang, Chengdu
    Chengdu Tianfu Sunshine Hotel
    The Chengdu Tianfu Sunshine Hotel is located a ten minute walk from the centre of Chengdu. All of its air conditioned, en-suite rooms have a safety deposit box, tea making facilities and a flat screen satellite television. There are also complimentary toiletries. The hotel also boasts a swimming pool, a fitness centre and an onsite restaurant featuring Chinese and Korean cuisine.
  • Nights 3
    Tibet Hotel
    No.12 Beijing West Road, Lhasa, Tibet, China
    Tibet Hotel
    Located a short distance from the renowned Potala Palace, the Tibet Hotel Lhasa has comfortable en-suite rooms with modern amenities, including air conditioning, tea making facilities, a minibar, satellite television and a safety deposit box. The hotel features a restaurant serving Cantonese and Tibetan cuisine, a lobby bar and a fitness room with sauna.
  • Night 1
    Shigatse Hotel
    13 Jiefang Middle Road, Shigatse, Tibet
    Shigatse Hotel
    The Shigatse Hotel, located less than 1km from the Tashilumpo Monastery, has traditionally adorned en-suite rooms with modern amenities, including tea making facilities and complimentary toiletries. The hotel’s onsite restaurant serves local Tibetan, Chinese and Western flavours. There is also a fitness centre onsite.
  • Nights 2
    Everest Hotel
    No.6 Everest East Road, Shegar, Tingri County, China
    Everest Hotel
    Mt. Everest Hotel is located in Tingri County at the foot of Mt. Everest. The hotel is 510 km to Lhasa, 240 km to Shigatse and 100 km to the prominent Mount Everest, ,making Mt. Everest Hotel the tourists' choice during their stay in Tibet. The Hotel has 51 comfortable en-suite rooms, all with modern amenities, and a restaurant with magnificent views of the Himalayas.
  • Night 1
    Zhangmu Hotel
    Nyalam County, Shigatse, Tibet
    Zhangmu Hotel
    The Zhangmu Hotel, located in the city centre of Zhangmu, has traditionally adorned en-suite rooms with modern amenities, including air conditioning and a personal safety box. The onsite restaurant serves Chinese, Tibetan and Nepalese cuisine. Other facilities include room service, laundry and a coffee house.
  • Nights 2
    Hotel Heritage
    Hotel Heritage
    Located a short 7-minute walk from Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Hotel Heritage is a boutique hotel which successfully blends the traditional Nepali look and feel with modern amenities. The hotel features luxurious large en-suite rooms all with free Wi-Fi, and a superb restaurant serving delicious Nepali and continental food.
  • Nights 2
    Mount Kailash
    Mount Kailash
    Located in Pokhara the second largest city in Nepal, Mount Kailash Hotel provides guests with elegant views of the city’s landscape. The hotel boasts 51 beautiful en-suite rooms fitted with modern amenities and magnificent views of mountain ranges. Other superb facilities include two dining spaces, a swimming pool, a beautiful garden and spa.
  • Nights 2
    Tigerland Safari Resort
    Tigerland Safari Resort
    The Tigerland Safari Resort lies on the edge of Chitwan National Park, just across the Rapti River that forms its boundaries. The comfortable en-suite rooms are built on stilts off the ground, replicating the local Tharu culture and dwellings, and are well equipped with modern facilities including air-conditioning and heating. The restaurant also boasts superb local cuisine.
  • Night 1
    Everest Panorama
    Everest Panorama
    Perched on the side of a mountain, the Everest Panorama hotel prides itself on expansive views over the Himalayas and its heartfelt service from staff. Located close to the hotel are Pashupatinath Temple and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. The hotel has comfortable en-suite rooms with free Wi-Fi and TV. Other fantastic facilities include a library, spa, sauna and superb restaurant.
  • Nights 3
    Radisson Hotel
    Radisson Hotel
    Perfectly situated near Thamel in Lazimpat, the heart of the city, the Radisson Hotel is an unbeatable accommodation choice for future vacations to Nepal. The hotel boasts 5* en-suite rooms fitted with modern amenities to ensure your stay is pleasurable. The hotel also features an impressive array of world-class amenities, including complimentary high-speed internet access, a health club, a rooftop swimming pool, a deluxe spa and numerous on-site dining options.
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 6°c
  • 8mm
  • Lhasa
  • -1°c
  • 1mm
  • Shigatse
  • -3°c
  • 0mm
  • New Tingri
  • -6°c
  • 0mm
  • Dhulikhel
  • 10°c
  • 11mm
  • Bhaktapur
  • 14°c
  • 21mm
  • Pokhara
  • 13°c
  • 23mm
  • Kathmandu
  • 11°c
  • 14mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 8°c
  • 12mm
  • Lhasa
  • 2°c
  • 1mm
  • Shigatse
  • 0°c
  • 0mm
  • New Tingri
  • -3°c
  • 0mm
  • Dhulikhel
  • 12°c
  • 21mm
  • Bhaktapur
  • 16°c
  • 23mm
  • Pokhara
  • 16°c
  • 35mm
  • Kathmandu
  • 13°c
  • 19mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 12°c
  • 20mm
  • Lhasa
  • 5°c
  • 3mm
  • Shigatse
  • 4°c
  • 1mm
  • New Tingri
  • 0°c
  • 0mm
  • Dhulikhel
  • 16°c
  • 34mm
  • Bhaktapur
  • 21°c
  • 35mm
  • Pokhara
  • 20°c
  • 60mm
  • Kathmandu
  • 17°c
  • 34mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 17°c
  • 44mm
  • Lhasa
  • 9°c
  • 6mm
  • Shigatse
  • 8°c
  • 2mm
  • New Tingri
  • 3°c
  • 1mm
  • Dhulikhel
  • 20°c
  • 67mm
  • Bhaktapur
  • 26°c
  • 83mm
  • Pokhara
  • 23°c
  • 128mm
  • Kathmandu
  • 20°c
  • 61mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 22°c
  • 78mm
  • Lhasa
  • 13°c
  • 28mm
  • Shigatse
  • 11°c
  • 19mm
  • New Tingri
  • 7°c
  • 10mm
  • Dhulikhel
  • 22°c
  • 138mm
  • Bhaktapur
  • 28°c
  • 188mm
  • Pokhara
  • 24°c
  • 359mm
  • Kathmandu
  • 22°c
  • 124mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 24°c
  • 107mm
  • Lhasa
  • 16°c
  • 71mm
  • Shigatse
  • 14°c
  • 64mm
  • New Tingri
  • 12°c
  • 17mm
  • Dhulikhel
  • 24°c
  • 318mm
  • Bhaktapur
  • 28°c
  • 434mm
  • Pokhara
  • 26°c
  • 669mm
  • Kathmandu
  • 24°c
  • 236mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 26°c
  • 224mm
  • Lhasa
  • 16°c
  • 117mm
  • Shigatse
  • 14°c
  • 130mm
  • New Tingri
  • 12°c
  • 109mm
  • Dhulikhel
  • 24°c
  • 517mm
  • Bhaktapur
  • 28°c
  • 713mm
  • Pokhara
  • 26°c
  • 940mm
  • Kathmandu
  • 24°c
  • 363mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 26°c
  • 201mm
  • Lhasa
  • 16°c
  • 121mm
  • Shigatse
  • 13°c
  • 152mm
  • New Tingri
  • 11°c
  • 110mm
  • Dhulikhel
  • 24°c
  • 451mm
  • Bhaktapur
  • 28°c
  • 533mm
  • Pokhara
  • 26°c
  • 866mm
  • Kathmandu
  • 24°c
  • 331mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 22°c
  • 119mm
  • Lhasa
  • 14°c
  • 68mm
  • Shigatse
  • 12°c
  • 56mm
  • New Tingri
  • 10°c
  • 25mm
  • Dhulikhel
  • 23°c
  • 277mm
  • Bhaktapur
  • 26°c
  • 386mm
  • Pokhara
  • 25°c
  • 641mm
  • Kathmandu
  • 23°c
  • 200mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 18°c
  • 35mm
  • Lhasa
  • 10°c
  • 9mm
  • Shigatse
  • 7°c
  • 5mm
  • New Tingri
  • 3°c
  • 2mm
  • Dhulikhel
  • 20°c
  • 74mm
  • Bhaktapur
  • 24°c
  • 105mm
  • Pokhara
  • 22°c
  • 140mm
  • Kathmandu
  • 20°c
  • 51mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 13°c
  • 16mm
  • Lhasa
  • 4°c
  • 1mm
  • Shigatse
  • 1°c
  • 1mm
  • New Tingri
  • -1°c
  • 0mm
  • Dhulikhel
  • 15°c
  • 8mm
  • Bhaktapur
  • 20°c
  • 10mm
  • Pokhara
  • 18°c
  • 18mm
  • Kathmandu
  • 16°c
  • 8mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 8°c
  • 5mm
  • Lhasa
  • 0°c
  • 1mm
  • Shigatse
  • -3°c
  • 0mm
  • New Tingri
  • -4°c
  • 0mm
  • Dhulikhel
  • 11°c
  • 16mm
  • Bhaktapur
  • 15°c
  • 18mm
  • Pokhara
  • 14°c
  • 22mm
  • Kathmandu
  • 12°c
  • 13mm
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Places Visited: Chengdu (3N) - Lhasa (3N) - Shigatse (2N) - New Tingri (2N) - Gyantse (1N) - Dhulikhel (1N) - Bhaktapur (1N) - Pokhara (2N) - Chitwan National Park (2N) - Kathmandu (3N)

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