Founded in 723, Kathmandu, formerly known as Kantipur, meaning “city of light”, is the capital and largest city of Nepal, located in the valley of Kathmandu. Kathmandu lies on the southern slopes of the Himalayas, which provide a natural barrier against the north wind. City in the south is the Indian Ocean warm current. Advantageous geographical environment makes the annual average temperature of about 20 degrees centigrade, year-round sunny, green and lush trees, pleasant climate and flowers in full bloom. It has a reputation as a “paradise in the mountain”.
It’s no exaggeration to say Nepal is a shopping paradise. Nepal sells a wide variety of souvenirs, mainly Tibetan Buddhist and Hindu ritual vessels and ornaments, as well as Nepalese handicrafts. Kathmandu is a place where shoppers are often surprised with children selling Gorkha knives, belts and copper plates. Where there are tourists, there are vendors selling crafts to you. Merchants wait on the steps of temples. Cheap, antique and souvenirs are everywhere. You can go into every shop, you buy when you like and leave when you don’t. Shop owners will all smile and get up to see people off.
Lhasa, or “La” for short, is the capital of the Tibet autonomous region in China, an international tourist city with plateau and ethnic characteristics, a political, economic, cultural, scientific and educational center in Tibet and a holy place of Tibetan Buddhism. Located in the central part of the Tibetan plateau, on the north side of the Himalayan mountains, 3,650 meters above sea level, it is located in the middle river valley plain of the Lhasa River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra river. Throughout the year, Lhasa has sunny weather with few rainfalls, no severe cold in winter, no severe heat in summer and pleasant weather. The annual sunshine time is more than 3,000 hours, known as “sunshine city” reputation. Lhasa is rich in all kinds of resources and has obvious resource advantages compared with other cities in the whole country and autonomous region. A tour to Lhasa in Tibet will not disappoint you.
It is a good start your tour of Kathmandu to Tibet Lhasa from Kathmandu. This tour will surprise you all the way. You start your journey from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and then go northeast to Lhasa. Nepal has a long history and many ancient civilizations. Nepal has a total of eight UNESCO world heritage sites. Seven of them are located in the Kathmandu valley. First of all, you can go to the scenic spots in Kathmandu, such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swayambu and so on. Then you will have an exciting expedition on Mount Everest not far from Nepal. You can reach Mount Everest through Gyirong. As the altitude increases along the way, you must be prepared to prevent altitude sickness. Till now your Mount Everest adventure is about to end. So far, your Everest expedition is coming to an end. Next, you will arrive at Shigatse. About eight hours’ drive from Shigatse to Lhasa, the Tibetan capital. There are many famous scenic spots in Lhasa, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkor Street, etc. You can feast your eyes on them. This perfectly completes your tour to Lhasa, Tibet.