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Discovery Tibet, Nepal, India & Sri LankaTour

  • 19-Day Lhasa - Kathmandu - Bhaktapur - Patan - Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi - Colombo - Negombo - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Bentota - Colombo
    ltinerary Code:TT-Elh01

Daily Itinerary Briefings

 1st Day: Arrival in Lhasa 

The professional guide will expect you at the Gonggar Airport with comfortable private transfer. Drive to downtown Lhasa, which is the highest located city in the world with the altitude of 3,650 meters above the sea level. The rest of the day is free for you to have a good rest to acclimate the high altitude.

Accommodation: Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel

 2nd   Day: Lhasa  (B+L)   

The escorted tours today will cover some other highlights of Lhasa - the Drepung Monastery, the Carpet Factory, the Tibet Museum and the Norbulingka Park.
Accommodation: Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel

 3rd  Day: Lhasa  (B+L)

Make the most of the day by the in-depth religious adventure to the magnificent Potala Palace, the Sera Monastery, the Jokhang Temple, the perfect mixture of Han and Tibetan style both in the architectures the rituals of the Religion and the bustling bazaar along the Barkhor Street. Then the last destination today is the Tibetan Traditional Medicine Hospital.
Accommodation: Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel
 4th Day: Departure from Lhasa (B)         

The last visit is to see a Tibetan family if time permits. The guide will see you off at the airport with comfortable private transfer. Fly to Kathmandu, the starting point of the following Nepal tour package. As a Buddhism country, Nepal is rich in Buddhism temples, which will be the highlights of your sightseeing there. 

 5th Day: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! Once you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our guide and driver holding a welcome board and transferred to your hotel by a private car. After settling in, you can explore this city at your own leisurely pace for the rest of the day.
Accommodation: a local hotel

 6th Day: Kathmandu - Bhaktapur - Kathmandu (B)

Today our 3 nights 4 days Kathmandu package will start with a guided exploration of the Kathmandu Valley, where more than 130 monuments including 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites are situated. First, we will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, one of Nepal's holiest temples and the largest Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Afterwards, we will set off to Bhaktapur City to visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, once the royal palace of the city that is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The numerous Shikhara-style temples in various designs are representative of the medieval art of Nepal. In the square you will be guided to see the Nyatapola Temple, a five-storey pagoda reputed to be the highest one in Nepal. Next, we will visit the 15th-century Dattatreya Temple said to have been constructed from the timber from a single tree. Our last stop today is Changu Narayan Temple situated atop a high hill. After these visits, we will transfer you back to your hotel.
Accommodation: a local hotel

 7th Day: Kathmandu - Patan - Kathmandu (B)

After breakfast, our Kathmandu itinerary 4 days package will continue to the Swayambhunath Stupa, a unique structure comprising a white dome topped with a gilded spire. The spire features four iconic faces of Buddha. Next, we will visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Kathmandu Durbar Square, where in the past the rulers of this city were crowned. With your guide, you will take a historical tour of the ancient temples and palaces dating from the 16th century to the 19th century. We will visit the Kumari Temple, a three-storey Buddhist temple, and admire the fabulous external facades of two Hindu temples: the Taleju Temple in the shape of yantra (a geometric diagram considered sacred in Hinduism) and the Kal Bhairav dedicated to Lord Shiva from outside.
In the afternoon, we will visit the 14th-century Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa in Nepal. This Tibetan Buddhist temple features a white circular base and the gilded top decorated with the eyes of Buddha. Then we will take a short drive to Patan, one of the three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. Patan Durbar Square, another UNESCO World Heritage Site full of ancient buildings representative of the Newari architectural style. We will also admire the Golden Temple, a 12th-century Buddhist temple with many golden works. After these visits, your guide will take you back to your Kathmandu hotel.
Accommodation: a local hotel

 8th Day: Departure from Kathmandu, Arrival in Delhi, Delhi city exploration with Qutub Minar (B) 

Our service in Nepal concludes today. After breakfast, you can enjoy a leisure time before setting out for your departure flight. Then we will escort you to the airport by a private car and assist you board the flight to Delhi, capital of India. After your flight lands at Delhi airport, we will pick you up outside the customs and then transfer you to the hotel. 
India is an ancient country with distinctive culture, unique customs and rich historical relics and our India tours will be all-include, helping you explore the amazing land hassle-free. After a short break in the hotel, our guide will take you to start off the exploration of Delhi to Raj Ghat. Later, we will drive by the grand Red Fort and reach Jama Masjid, the largest mosque of India. Then a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk follows. Afterwards, we will proceed to visit the Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in succession.
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini 

 9th Day: Private transfer from Delhi to Jaipur by car (B)

We will have a road trip to Jaipur after breakfast. Upon arrival, our driver will help you check into the hotel for some rest. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the Pink City with residences, buildings, and signboards all in pink. You can also hang out in the bazaars to glance at the daily life of local people.
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre 

 10th Day: Jaipur highlights tour with Amber Fort (B)

This day will start with an excursion to Amber Fort, the former capital city of Jaipur, located on the hilltop. We will ascend to the fort by walking or taking a jeep. You could pay the jeep fee on the spot. Afterwards, we will take a photo stop at Jal Mahal and then continue our journey to Maharaja City Palace in the center of the old city of Jaipur. Then we will proceed to the nearby Jantar Mantar Observatory and have a photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) for more appreciation of the glamour of traditional architecture in Jaipur.
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre 

 11th Day: Drive from Jaipur to Agra with stopover at Fatehpur Sikri (B)

After breakfast, we will head to Agra by a private transfer, and alight in the midway to tour the fort, Fatehpur Sikri, a world heritage site with grandiose palaces, mosques, halls, and gardens well remained. As we arrive in Agra, our driver will help you check into a local hotel.
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Agra MG Road 

 12th Day: Agra sightseeing tour with Taj Mahal (B)

Today's tour will take you to sight-see the highlight relics in Agra, Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. The ivory white Taj Mahal is praised as one of the most elegant sites in the world, where we can learn the beautiful love story of King Shah Jahan and his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Agra Fort was mainly built of scarlet red sandstones and presents the essence of Islamic architectural style.
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Agra MG Road 

 13th Day: Drive to Delhi & then fly to Colombo, Transfer to Negombo (B)
In the morning, our driver will transfer you to Delhi airport to connect a flight to Colombo, Sri Lanka. Upon landing, you will be picked up by our local driver guide and then hit the road to Negombo by a comfortable drive. After checking into the coastal hotel, the rest of the day is free for your own exploration.
Accommodation: Jetwing Sea Hotel 

 14th Day: Transfer to Kandy, Kandy sightseeing with Temple of Tooth (B+L)
Sri Lanka, an island like a shining pearl on the India Ocean, is famed for beautiful natural scenery, white beaches, ancient historical relics, black tea and more. Take your time and our private Sri Lanka tours will guide you to discover them one by one.  
Today, we will have an adventure into the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage to have close contact with elephants. Later, we will pay a visit to the Spice Garden. Then we will head for Kandy and settle in a local hotel for some rest. The splendid Dance Show awaits us this afternoon, which is followed by a visit to the Temple of Tooth famed for holding the tooth sarira of Sakyamuni.
Accommodation: Ozo Kandy 

 15th Day: Drive to Nuwara Eliya with stopover at Botanical Garden (B+L)
Today, drive to Nuwara Eliya. First we will set out our tour to Royal Botanical Garden to encounter a variety of tropical plants. On the way, we will have a delightful stop at the Ramboda Waterfalls. A visit to a tea factory is also included for you to get refreshed among the verdant tea fields. Upon arrival in Nuwara Eliya, our driver guide will help you check into your hotel. You may spend the rest of the day exploring the city on your own.
Accommodation: Blackpool Hotel 

 16th Day: Hiking tour to World's End, Transfer to Bentota by car (B+L)
After a big breakfast, you will be accompanied to have a 4 hours' hiking tour to the "World's End", a vertical cliff of 880 meters (2,900 feet) high at the edge of Horton Plains Plateau. Then a private transfer will take you to Bentota. Check in at the hotel for a good rest.
Accommodation: Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa 

 17th Day: One day free in Bentota to enjoy the beach (B)
Bentota is a picturesque coastal city with unspoiled sea and beach. Today, you may get fully relaxed having fun on the golden beach on your own. It is also suggested to join in some recreational activities for more joy.
Accommodation: Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa 

 18th Day: Transfer from Bentota to Colombo, Colombo city tour with Galle Face Green (B+L)
Today, we will drive to visit a turtle hatchery and then continue our journey to Colombo. After checking into the hotel, you will be guided to stroll along the Galle Face Green to enjoy the stunning seascape, and then learn more about the past of Sri Lanka by touring Colombo National Museum. We will conclude the day with a visit to the prosperous Gangaramaya Temple.
Accommodation: Ozo Colombo 

 19th Day: Departure from Colombo, Airport See-off (B)
It is the last day of your 12 days Sri Lanka package from India. Our driver guide will transfer you to Colombo airport and see you off. Wish you have a nice journey!
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Comments and Questions

Does the amount paid for tour, include the Tibet permit..
Thank you.


2/20/2014 8:45:00 PM


Asked by Mish (Malaysia)

Is it possible to take a train From Chengdu to Lhasa and take part in the mysterious Lhasa tour? Would this make applying for the travel perimt harder? :)


9/30/2013 12:47:00 PM


Asked by Hanna (Finland)

yes, it is possible. the tour can be adjusted according to visitors arrengement. and traveling by train will not make it hard to apply the permit.

10/8/2013 12:46:00 AM



is it difficult to apply for visa in china and permit for tibet for the indian.we r couple.


11/14/2012 1:29:00 AM


Asked by tsering angchok (India)

that depends.
it would be easier if you book a tour through a travel agency.
as for the Tibet Permit, the latest regulation is that foreign visitors have to travel to Tibet in group organized by authorized Chinese travel agency, and the group should have at least 5 persons from the same country.

11/14/2012 6:07:00 PM



Should I have both China visa and Tibet permit for travel?


1/22/2012 9:38:00 PM


Asked by Dmitry (Russian Federation)

yes, both China visa and Tibebt Travel Permit are requried for foreign visitors.

1/24/2012 11:30:00 PM



I would like to get Tibet visa. Could your agency help me to do it for a fee without booking a tour? If yes, how much it would cost? Thank you.



11/15/2011 4:26:00 PM


Asked by Amber (China)

Hi Amber,
it is a Tibet Travel Permit but not visa you need to apply for the Tibet tour.
and, foreigners are not allowed to travel to Tibet individually, so you'd better book a tour.
Tibettrip (this website) is really good at arranging a tour. i had a great time during my Tibet tour last year.

11/15/2011 7:08:00 PM



i wanna travel to somewhere of tibet ,would like spend about 10days ,will you recommend soemthing for me


10/29/2011 1:35:00 AM


Asked by noney (American Samoa)

Hi Noney,
you may refer to a 10-day Tibet tour package on

10/29/2011 7:35:00 PM



Please advise
After the TT-Elh01 tour.
What if I want to leave Lhasa by train in order to travel to Xian?


2/14/2010 8:11:00 PM


Asked by JOHN KERR (United Kingdom)