Travel from Tibet to Nepal
Tibet (西藏) is a historical region covering much of the Tibetan Plateau in Inner Asia. It is the traditional homeland of the Tibetan people as well as some other ethnic groups such as Monpa, Tamang, Qiang, Sherpa, and Lhoba peoples and is now also inhabited by considerable numbers of Han Chinese and Hui people. Tibet is the highest region on Earth, with an average elevation of 4,900 metres (16,000 ft). The highest elevation in Tibet is Mount Everest, Earth’s highest mountain, rising 8,848 m (29,029 ft) above sea level. With its high mountains, lush green valleys, stunning landscapes and brilliant historic relics, Tibet is a wonderland for many tourists and it’s unique in both culture and religion, which you may have never seen before. Nepal is also known for its beautiful alpine scenery and magnificent landscapes. With high mountains bordering with Tibet, Nepal’s distinct topography promises one of the most stunning trekking and mountaineering experiences in the world.
Why Get to Nepal from Tibet
1. Experiencing the different beauties
Tibet is located at the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau at the average altitude of 4,900 metres, which is full of lofty mountains and arid lands, dotted with expansive lakes and tundra. Nepal is also a country full of beauties. The real Nepal is a country that is poor but very beautiful. Seeing her beauty begins with the moment when stepping on this land. Nepal is located in the southern foothills of the Himalayas, with beautiful scenery and charming scenery. In addition to the land nurtured by the ancient Indian civilization, so you can feel a mysterious beauty wherever you go.
2. Exploring the Connections of Beliefs
Tibetan Buddhism combines the essential teachings of Mahayana Buddhism with Tantric and Shamanic, and material from an ancient Tibetan religion called Bon. Although Tibetan Buddhism is often thought to be identical with Vajrayana Buddhism, they are not identical – Vajrayana is taught in Tibetan Buddhism together with the other vehicles. Nepal is multi religious country in the world so different ethnic groups live with their own way of religious practice, lifestyle, language, culture and tradition with ever peace of harmony in society. About 80% of total populations are Hindu religion followers live in the all over Nepal’s east to west up to Mahabharat range in north, about 10% Buddhist religion people among live bellow of Himalayan region to mid hill, valleys and in towns together 4% Muslim religious people and rest of other religious people live in different parts of the country. In Hindu community every ritual ceremony handled by priest (pundit), by Lama (monk) in Buddhism community as well by Mullah in Muslim community. The Tibetan Buddhism is influenced by the Hindu religion.
The best example of the connection lies in the holy Mt. Kailash, in Tibet. This mountain exists as a part of both Hindu and Buddhist religions. Both Hinduism and Buddhism believe that the mountain is the center of their religion.
3. Enjoying the delicious food of Tibet and Nepal
For foodies, cuisine plays an important role in travel, even indispensable. When you travel from Tibet to Nepal, you can have the opportunities to taste the cuisine of Tibet and Nepal, which you cannot eat in other places. Nepal is a place where the tastes of many different countries come together. While the country has its own popular dishes, much of the cuisine in Nepal is a combination of ingredients, characteristics and techniques from the neighboring countries. In Tibet, there are also much delicious food, such as Sha Phaley, Balep korkun, Tingmo, etc. If you want to know more about Tibetan food, please refer to Tibetan food.
How to Get to Nepal from Tibet
As a word famous travel destination, Nepal can be reached from global hubs easily. Most travelers choose to fly to Tribhuvan International Airport, the only one international airport in Nepal. It is about 6 km away from downtown of Kathmandu City. So far, there are about 30 international airlines flying between Nepal and Asia, Europe and the Middle East. There is only one direct flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu every day operated by Sichuan Airlines (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) and Air China(Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday), which takes about 1.5 hours. The overland route from Tibet to Kathmandu is not available now due to Nepal Earthquake. So you can take the flight to Kathmandu only.
Recommended Tours Including:
- 15 Days Beijing, Xi’an, Tibet and Nepal Classic Tour by Train
- 11 Days Tibet Kailash Pilgrimage Tour by Helicopter from Nepal
- 14 Days Tibet-Nepal Overland Tour with Saga Dawa Festival and Mount Kailash
- 15 Days Nepal-Tibet Motorbike Tour Starting and Finishing from Kathmandu
- 11 Days Nepal-Tibet Motorbike Tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa
- Tibet Overland Group Tour to Nepal via Gyirong Border
- 21 Days Tibet-Nepal Cycling Tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu