16 MAY - 28 MAY

About This Tour

The word “Himalaya” conjures up images of majestic mountains marching into the distance, casting off glorious panoramas as they go; of stoic porters bearing heavy burdens; and of brave climbers risking all to conquer the loftiest peak in the world, Mount Everest. The Greater Himalayas stand at an average elevation of 20,000 feet, guarding a 1,500-mile arc extending from northeastern Pakistan to northeastern India. The mountain range cuts right through the border between two neighbors – Nepal and Tibet, the countries that sit at the “Roof of the World.”

Nepal was essentially cut off from the outside world during the 100-year reign of the despotic Ranas (1846 to 1951), who forbade entry into their kingdom by all foreigners. The land itself seems “inclined” to enforce the old isolationist policies. Virtually impregnable, these white and formidable mountains tower above everything, barricading this narrow, landlocked country from its neighbor to the north. Tibet is a vast, mysterious land of high plateaus surrounded by massive mountain ranges. Once isolated, with little communication to the outside world, Tibet exists today as an autonomous region of China with modern influences encroaching slowly. Toto Tours invites you to journey with us to these Kingdoms in the Sky, away from the frenetic pace of everyday life, to understand ancient cultures and explore breathtaking landscapes in the shadows of the mighty Himalayas.

Tour Highlights

  • Kathmandu, capital of Nepal
  • Mount Everest flight-seeing (optional)
  • Patan City
  • Monkey Temple (Swayambhunath)*
  • Durbar Square *
  • Pokhara, old trading route center
  • Lhasa, Tibet’s main city
  • Potala Palace *
  • Jokhang Temple, Tibet’s most sacred temple *
  • Norbulingka Palace in Lhasa *
  • Khumbum Monastery in Gyantse
  • Tashilumpho Monastery in Shigatse
  • * UNESCO World Heritage Sites