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Tibet Tour – 8 Days

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Daily Tour 8 day Availability: 2019-01-01
Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Tibet
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Overview

This is the most demanding popular tour to Tibet where we start one of the most spectacular overland journey on the 920 km stretch of road, known as the Friendship highway between Kathmandu to Lhasa and fly back from there. The trip allows a number of detours to the highlights of the Tsang Province and the Lhasa City. The trip offers a spectacular insight into the life and culture of the friendly Tibetan people, from the ancient monasteries with chanting monks, to the tranquil shores of the Turquoise Lake Yamdrok Tso, to the Kumbum the most stunning architectural wonder of Tibet and to the city of wonders, Lhasa. This trip concludes with the breathtaking Trans-Himalayan flight from Lhasa back to Kathmandu.

This tour is designed for those who enjoy exploring the cultures of people following the pilgrim circuit around huge monasteries and glowing shrines.

Important Note : 

Your safety is of paramount importance to us at Alpine Club of Himalaya. We have the absolute authority to cancel the trip or change the itinerary, when deemed necessary or when we have reason to believe your safety is at stake. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, natural disasters, and such, can contribute to changes in the itinerary when traveling in remote mountainous regions. In these extreme situations, we kindly request that you offer your full co-operation to the trusted leader of the group appointed by Alpine Club of Himalaya. However, we assure you that we will make every effort to keep to the above itinerary.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Kathmandu International Airport(Google Map)

Trip Fact
  • Price: USD 1399 Per Person
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Holiday Style:  Comfort
  • Accommodation: 3* in Lhasa and Basic Guest House in rest of the places
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Holiday Grading: 2
Trip Highlights
  • Culture and History
  • Mountain
  • Local People
  • Scenic Views
  • Potala Palace

COST INCLUDED & NOT INCLUDED
  •     All necessary Tibet travel permits
  •     Pickups and drops from airport andHOTEL
  •     Private vehicles for transportation
  •     Accommodation in Lhasa on twin- sharing basis with breakfast
  •    English- speaking, trained and experienced Tibetan guide
  •     All fees for sightseeing and visits to monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
  •     All applicable taxes and service charges
  •     Accommodation in Nepal or mainland China
  •     Chinese visa fee
  •     International flight(s)
  •     Travel insurance
  •     Meals other than breakfast in Tibet
  •     Tips for guides and driver
  •     Nepal visa

Departure Date

  The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favourable then please contact us and we will customize your trip on dates you preferred  
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Day 1 Arrival KATHMANDU (1300m/4265ft)

Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport where you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and check in to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this historic and vibrant city.Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2 Drive to ZHANGMU (2250m/7382ft)

Early in the morning we begin driving overland north from Kathmandu to Tibet through the breathtaking vistas that capture the eye as Nepali people work their steep terraces against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks.  Approaching Nepal’s northern border, we begin our ascent to the high altitude Tibetan plateau to Kodari on the Nepal Tibet border. After stopping short, we continue uphill on foot for one and half-hours (with porters) to reach the border town of Zhangmu. Here we formally clear Chinese immigration, and then spend the night in a Chinese hotel at Zhangmu. Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Drive to SHEGAR (4250m/13944ft)

Today’s drive takes us from the lush, green lower hills into the dry, arid landscape of the Tibetan plateau. On the way we cross the Nyalamu Pass (3800m) and the Lalung La (5050m), both of which  (if weather permits) offers breathtaking panoramas of the Himalayan range including Mt. Everest, a fitting backdrop to the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Drive to Mt. EVEREST BASE CAMP (5150m/16897ft)

Early in the morning we drive from Shegar to EBC. During this route we can have a glimpse of 4 mountains which is 8000m high or more, such as Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Cho Oyo (8201m) and Mt. Makalu (8463m). Then arrive at Rombuk Monastery (visit by optional) which is the highest monastery in the world. Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Drive to SHIGATSE (3840m/12599ft) via Lhatse

We wake up early in the morning to see the stunning sunrise at the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest and walk a little bit in front of it and take some picture of its true face. Then drive to Shigatse and be wrapped again in the endless vistas of the Tibetan plateau. On the way we visit Sakya Monastery. Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Drive to LHASA (3650m/11976ft) via Gyantse and Yamdrotso Lake

In the morning time we visit Tashilumpo Monastery which was built in 1447, spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas; after this drive to Gyangtse we visit Palkor Monastery and Palchoi Pagoda, far view Tzong fortress. On the way, stop off and visit Maracaju la glacier. Sightseeing to Yamdrotso Lake which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet (another are Namtso Lake and Manasarovar). After crossing Gangbala Pass which is over 4850m, then drive to Lhasa City along Lhasa River. Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Sightseeing in LHASA

Like the previous day, we experience invaluable insights during our visits to POTALA PALACE, DREPUNG MONASTERY and GANDEN MONASTERY. This 17th century POTALA PALACE offers an awesome view of entire city and also has private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Ancient history has it that Drepung Monastery which was built in 14th century used to shelter around 10,000 monks but as now there has been quite a declination resulting in only few hundreds. Tibetans’ respect and belief are immensely knotted with this monastery. We drive to GANDEN MONASTERY that has extremely delicate and fine murals and sculptures. It also keeps an armor decorated with gems, which was worn by Emperor Qianlong and was bestowed to the monastery as an offering to Tsong Khapa. Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 8 Fly back KATHMANDU; Fly back HOME

We take a last memorable look at the Potala Palace before being transported to airport for the flight back to Kathmandu and drop to the hotel. This day can be utilized buying gifts and souvenirs for friends and family. In the evening you will be invited to join FAREWELL reviewing great photos and share experiences of the trip. Meals: Breakfast

Nepal has seen many rulers and ruling dynasties, which lead to a colorful, mixed history. Kathmandu Valley being the heart of Nepal is a natural basin of patchwork of terraced fields and sacred temple towns that showcase the glory of the ancient architects and artisans of Nepal.

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