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22-Day Tibet Nepal & Bangladesh Adventure to Lhasa - Tsetang - Gyangtse - Shigatse - Dingri - the Everest Base Camp - Zhangmu - Katmandu - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Bogra - Rajshahi - Mongla - Sundarbans - Dhaka

  • Code: CT-L/S505
  • Category: Luxury & Standard
  • Departure: Daily

[ B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner ]
Potala Palace, Tibet
Potala Palace, Lhasa
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa
Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet with the altitude of 3,650 meters. Your Tibet adventure will start from your landing at the airport. Our guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. If you arrive early in the day, we suggest you have a good rest to fit in with the new environment and the high altitude.

Accommodation: Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel (4 stars)
Day 02: Lhasa
Visit the Tibet Museum, you will also have opportunity to visit the process of how to make carpet in the Carpet Factory. Continue to visit the Sera Monastery, one of the three biggest temples in Lhasa and famous for the lamas' debating. From Monday to Friday, the debating will be held here in the afternoon, which is a kind of study way or a kind of ardent discussion about Buddhism knowledge of lamas. They are divided into different small groups as two or three persons, one lama stand and ask questions and another lama sit on the ground and answer. This is one kind of debate full of challenging; both sides are always very intense and they use different or gestures to strengthen the debating, travelers can be easily infected. And then visit the Norbulingka Park, the summer resort of Dalai Lama, it is a botanical garden with the best scenery and the largest scale in Tibetan man-made botanical garden. (B+L)

Accommodation: Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel (4 stars)
Day 03: Lhasa
Visit the landmark of Lhasa, the living and working place of Dalai Lama, the Potala Palace in the morning. It is not only famous for its grand construction, but also enjoys high reputation because of its very large amount of collections of precious cultural relic. The whole building was built against the mountain and occupies an area of 100,000 square meters; you may see its majestic appearance from a very long distance. Visit the Jokhang Temple in the morning, it is said that you are considered not to have been to Tibet if you do not visit Jokhang Temple. It is regarded as the most important temple in Tibet's history. Most of the Tibetan Temples belong to different Buddhism religious sects but all of them regarded the Jokhang Temple as the holy place and it is respected by each of sect. After visiting it, our guide will show you around the Barkhor Street, which is the most prosperous local market in Lhasa, many shops selling all kinds of daily necessities and souvenirs; it is a good place for the locals and travelers to wander around at ease. The last destination is the Tibetan Traditional Medicine Hospital. (B+L)

Accommodation: Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel (4 stars)

Sera Monastery, Lhasa
       Our clients at the Sera Monastery, Lhasa
Photo by Bob and Marion Smith

Day 04: Lhasa - Tsetang
In the early morning, take car to Tsetang. On the way, you will stop at the ferry of Yarlung Tsangpo River and take boat to visit the first monastery in Tibet, it is the Samye Monastery. The boat trip will take one hour and you may also need to share a boat with other travelers or local people, sometimes, their livestock will also take the same boat, since no other boats are available and the boats are limited in quantity. Once you are in the other side of the river, you also need to take the local micro-truck for about 20 minutes to reach the final destination. The local condition is limited, but it is full of interest and novelty, the local living condition and the local people will come to your sight one by one when you are on the truck. Lunch will be served at the only restaurant near Samye Monastery, the quality may not meet your standard and we suggest you make some preparation for that. Then back in the same way and take car to continue your journey to Tsetang. Visit the Yumbu Lakang and the Trandruk Monastery in the afternoon. Yumbu Lakang is the first palace in Tibet and you can overlook the first field in Tibet from Yumbu Lakang. (B+L)

Accommodation: Tsetang Hotel
Day 05: Tsetang - Gyangtse
Pack you luggage and leave for Gyangyse in the early morning. On the way, Visit the Yamdrok Yumtso Lake and the Karola snow mountain. When visiting these two sites, you will be shocked by the mystery of the nature, the water of the lake just looks like the sapphire enchased in the mountains. The riverhead is from the nearby Snow Mountains, but this lake does not have an exit, the snow melting and the water evaporation achieve dynamic balance, and you can not see the panorama of this lake from every aspect. Our guide will leave some free time for you to appreciate their beauty and you may take some photos. There is no qualified restaurant on the way, and lunch box may be offered. After your check-in at the hotel in Gyangtse, visit the Palkhor Monastery and Gyangtse Old Street. The Palkhor Monastery is a pagoda-shaped temple and more than 100,000 figures of Buddha are in the temple. This temple is also famous for its fancy Buddhism mural with extensive subjects. Go out the temple and our guide will show you the old street of Gyangtse and will give you some general ideas of the loving condition of the local people. (B+L)

Accommodation: Gyangtse Hotel (3 stars)
Day 06: Gyangtse - Shigatse
In the morning, continue your journey to Shigatse and have a short break at the hotel, visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of the six biggest monasteries in Tibet. It is the working place of Panchen Lama and the most famous Buddha figure 26.2 meters in height and 11.5 meters in width. Then have a look at the New Palace of Panchen, it is the living place and the summer resort of Panchen Lama.  (B+L)

Accommodation: Shigatse Hotel (4 stars)

Tushilunpo Monastery, Shigatse
Tushilunpo Monastery, Shigatse

Day 07: Shigatse - Dingri
Take car to Dingri. On the way, visit the Sakya Monastery and the Lhatse city. The Sakya Monastery used to be the political force which ruled the whole Tibet. Now the monastery treasures large amount of Buddha figures, the murals of Yuan Dynasty, large collections of literature, history, medicine and geography, and is complimented as the second Dunhuang. Then visit the old Lhatse city and some local Tibetan dwelling houses there. Follow the advice from our guide and have a good rest in the evening for next day's exciting adventure. (B+L)

Accommodation: Everest Hotel
Day 08: Dingri - Everest Base Camp - Dingri
In the morning, you will be transferred to visit the great Everest Base Camp. On the way, you can visit the Rongbuk Monastery, where your car can not proceeds any longer and you need to change a gharry to continue your journey to the Everest Base Camp. Do not forget to take your camera when you get there to memorize this great moment. Back to the hotel. (B+L)

Accommodation: Everest Hotel
Day 09: Dingri - Zhangmu
Take car to Zhangmu, on the way, you can ask your guide to stop when you want to visit the sights along the way or where you want to take photos. Tonight, you will stay at a hotel in Zhangmu. (B+L)

Accommodation: Zhangmu Hotel
Day 10: Zhangmu - Katmandu
Our guide will check the opening time of the border and transfer you to pass the Friendship Bridge connecting China and Nepal. Passing the bridge by yourself, our guide in Nepal will pick you up and send you to Katmandu, the capital city of Nepal. There, the upcoming elaborately designed Nepal tour packages will help you experience another kind of different culture. (B+L)

Accommodation: Manaslu Hotel (4 stars)

Drupung Monastery, Lhasa
Drupung Monastery, Lhasa

Day 11: Katmandu
Visit Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most important Hinduism Temples in Katmandu, it is the place for the Hinduism to hold their cremation ceremony. And then visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Patan Durbar Square. Durbar means the royal palace. In Nepal's royal history, there once were three sons of one king, they built their own small countries by distributing the whole country into three parts, and built three durbars separately. And the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is complemented as the treasure house of the Nepal Art of middle aged century. There are many temples near each square and you may have a glance at them and experience the local people's daily activities. Then visit the Golden Temple, it was said that this temple was first built in 12's century and the whole temple is plated with copper, no one dare to look its magnificence straightly under the sunlight. Many rare Buddhism murals are also existed inside. (B+L)

Accommodation: Manaslu Hotel (4 stars)
Day 12: Katmandu
Katmandu Durbar Square is the smallest square among the three Durbar Squares, but it is the most exquisite and beautiful one. The best time to experience it is in the morning, when there are less travelers but more local people, you can see most of them do their pilgrimage in the morning, the ding and ring of the temples may be the best music in this morning. Then, visit the Swayambhunath Pagoda, a must-see sightseeing sport in Katmandu, where you may overlook the whole Katmandu Valley. You need to climb more than 300 stone steps to visit this temple, the both sides of the mountain road are the heavenly places for monkeys, you may play with them if you have something to eat in hand. Then visit the Buddhanikantha Temple and the Bouddhanath Stupa, The largest nummular stupa in the world. (B+L)

Accommodation: Manaslu Hotel (4 stars)
Day 13: Katmandu - Dhaka, Bangladesh

The adventure in Nepal will come to an end today. We will book for you a flight to Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh in advance. According to the flight schedule, our guide will transfer you to the airport properly and help you with the check-in procedure. Upon landing at the Dhaka Airport, our local representative will meet you and escort you to take our private car to the hotel.

Accommodation: Sky City Hotel Dhaka (4 stars)/FARS Hotel & Resorts (4 stars)

Day 14: Sightseeing in capital Dhaka
Your Bangladesh tours will officially start today, covering top attractions of the country from historical relics to picturesque scenery, from modern cities to the wildness, from distinctive customs to delicious food…

At the very beginning, a passionate and vivid Dhaka will be displayed in front of you when our guide take you to the Kawranbazar Vegetable Market. Next, we will pass the National Assembly (Parliament Building) before heading to a 19th-century monument named the Star Mosque, and then visit the Armenian Church at Armanitola. 

★ What make us different: 
Around noon, we will specially arrange a rickshaw to give you an interesting ride to the restaurant for lunch.

In the afternoon, the guide will lead you to visit the Lalbagh Fort and the Ahsan Manzil which is also known as the Pink Palace in Sadarghat. Afterwards, we will enjoy a vivid scene of how people trade goods at the Sadarghat River Port. If time permits, we can visit the Hakeswari Temple and the Curzon Hall in Dhaka University area. (B+L+D)

Accommodation: Sky City Hotel Dhaka (4 stars)/FARS Hotel & Resorts (4 stars)
Day 15: Dhaka – Tangail – Bogra
After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive about 3 hours to Tangail to visit the Atiya Mosque and Mohera Zamindar Bari, and then visit the Dhanbari Nawab Palace after lunch. Next, we will continue our drive to Hatikumrul and visit the beautiful Navratna Temple. Before dark, we will arrive at the hotel in Bogra for the night. (B+L+D)

Accommodation: Hotel Naz Garden (4 stars)
Day 16: Bogra – Mahasthangarh, Paharpur – Rajshahi
In the morning, we will first drive to Mahasthangarh which is only 14 km away. This is one of the oldest known cities in Bangladesh, dating back to at least the 3rd century BC. The guide will take you to see its largest vegetable market, and then continue our road trip. Next, we will visit the Paharpur Buddhist Bihar, famous for the UNESCO World Heritage site – the Sompur Vihara. In the afternoon, we will visit the Kusumba Mosque on the way to Rajshahi. Stay overnight at Rajshahi.

★ What make us different: You will stay for two nights at the hotel we have carefully selected for you, which is very close to the Padma River, a major river in Bangladesh and a major tributary of the Ganges. After arriving, we can enjoy the beautiful sunset by the river. (B+L+D)

Accommodation: Hotel Nice International (3 stars)
Day 17: Visit temple city & enjoy sunset at Ganges River bank
After breakfast, we will driver to Puthia, which is known for having the most historical Hindu temples in Bangladesh. Our guide will lead you to visit the two most worthwhile temples – the Shiva Temple and the Govinda Temple. Next, we will continue our drive to Natore and visit the Rajbari (Rani Bhabani House). Drive back to Rajshahi to have lunch at the hotel.

After a short break, we will visit the Varendra Research Museum in detail and some silk workshops in the afternoon. Finally, we can enjoy the stunning sunset at by the bank of the Padma River if weather permits. (B+L+D)

Accommodation: Hotel Nice International (3 stars)
Day 18: Travel to Khulna by train; road trip to Mongla
In the early morning, our driver will escort you to the railway station for a soft seat train to Khulna. At about 12:30, the train will arrive and our local guide will welcome you at the railway station and take you to lunch.

After noon break, the guide will lead you to Bagerhat to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site – the Sixty Dome Mosque, and then the Shrine of Khan Jahan Ali, a Muslim saint and the builder of the Sixty Dome Mosque. Next, we will visit the Nine Dome Mosque, and then transfer to Mongla and stay at a government-run cottage type hotel. (B+L+D)

Accommodation: Hotel Pashur (3 stars)
Day 19: Boat trip to Sundarbans & Kochikhali wildlife tour
Our guide will pick you up early in the morning and then transfer you to get on a full board boat to Sundarbans. The boat will stop at the Chadpai Forest Office to complete the required formalities, and then an armed forest guard will join us to explore the area. Continue the boat trip and we will stop again at the Harbaria Eco Tourism Center, an entry of Sundarbans, where we need to walk for about 30 minutes to enjoy the wildlife.

After that, we will start our boat journey again toward Kochikhali and will stop at the Kochikhali Forest Office. If we get there before sunset, we can take a small boat to the nearby creeks or canals to spot the wildlife.

★ Special Experience: You will spend two nights on the boat in Sundarbans and experience the serenity of the mangroves in the Bay of Bengal. (B+L+D)

Accommodation: Sundarbans Reserved Boat
Day 20: Sundarbans: Kochikhali & Kotka Wildlife Sanctuary
We will have a small boat trip through the canal and take a long walk deep into the forest. After that, come back to the boat for breakfast and it takes 2 hours to Kotka. During the trip, you will see plenty of wildlife including deer, crocodile, birds, otter and Bengal monitor.

After a 1.5-hour walk in the picturesque national park, you will arrive at the Jamtola Beach, where you can enjoy views of the Bay of Bengal and the ruins of the major cyclone that hit Bangladesh in 2007. Get back to the boat for lunch.

In the afternoon, visit the Kotka Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy the sunset over the Bay of Bengal, or watch wildlife from the watchtower. Finally, return to the boat and we will start the cruise back to Mongla. A delicious barbecue dinner will be served on board. (B+L+D)

Accommodation: Sundarbans Reserved Boat
Day 21: Fishing village & fly back to Dhaka
Very early in the morning, the boat will cruise through a small canal. After breakfast, we will walk to a fishing village to learn more about the local fishermen’s life.

► Tip: The boat will offer an optional trip to the Karamjal Crocodile Breeding Centre. You can stay onboard if you are not interested.

Flight Transfer to Dhaka: Get off the boat after lunch and then our driver will transfer you to the Jessore Airport for a flight to Dhaka. Upon arrival, our Dhaka driver will meet you at the airport and take you to a hotel near the airport. (B+L+D)

Accommodation: Marino Royal Hotel (4 stars)
Day 22: Departure from Dhaka; airport see-off
Depending on the departure time of your own-booked flight, our driver will pick you up from the hotel and see you off at the airport. Thank you for traveling with us! Please feel free to contact us if you need an extension trip to other destinations in Asia or around the world. (B)

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