Central Tibet Lhasa Tour

CENTRAL TIBET LHASA TOUR

The most demanding & the popular tour to Tibet is a 08 days package, where people start their one of the most spectacular overland journey on the 920 km stretch of road, known as the Friendship highway, between Kathmandu & 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 (literally 100,00 images), the most stunning architectural wonder of Tibet & to the city of wonders, the Lhasa.  This trip concludes with the breathtaking Trans-Himalayan flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu.          

GENERAL INFORMATION

Best Months of Visit: March till December
Accommodation: Hotel /Guest House
Group size: 2 and above
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast
Guide: English speaking Tibetan guide
Transportation: Tibet -Land cruiser or Small Tourist Bus  & Nepal – Tourist Bus
Group Leader: Not Available (Only possible on private tour)
Tour standard: Budget (Optional: Standard/ Deluxe only for private Tour)
Tour starts: Kathmandu -Zhangmu
Tour ends: Lhasa
Flights: Lhasa to your onward destination departure
 

 

Tour covers:Lhasa, Potala palace, Norbulinka, Jokhang, Bharkhor, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery,Yandrok Tso, Khumbum Monastery, Pelkorchode Monastery, Gyantse city, Tashilungpo Monastery, Xigatse City 

Optional Extension: Tour can be extended to North Everest Base Camp( Rombuk), Samye Monastery, Gandan Monastery, Nam-Tso Lake,Drikung Thil, Drikung Thil Monastery Basum - Tso and other excursion tour as per clients request as optional private tours.

TOUR ITINERARY

 

Day 01: KATHMANDU / NYALAM (3600M) - 154kms: Departure at 5:30 hr. from Thamel, Kathmandu after an approx. 6 hours drive we reach KODARI (China / Nepal Border). Further half hr. drive by truck will bring us to Zhangmu, where after completion of Immigration formalities all check drive to Nyalam. O/N in Nyalam.

Day 02:NYALAM / LHATSE (3950m) -370kms:From Zhangmu or Nyalam, the road follows the BHOTE KOSHI River in the deep valley with plenty of Waterfalls. After 1.5 hrs drive bring us to NYLAM PASS (3800m) with the JUGAL HIMALA in view. A continued drive via LALUNGLA (5050m) will bring us in view of MT. LANGTANG (7245m), MT. XIXAPANGMA (8013m) O/N in Lhatse

 

Day 03: LHATSE / SHIGATSE (3900m) - (150 KM):Lhatse is 3 hrs away over a 5220m pass near the petrol station, there is a small restaurant where tea / snakes are available. Reach SHIGATSE, the place of the famous TASHILUMPO MONASTERY the seat of Panchen Lama until his death in 1989 with its huge Thanka Wall Cleary visible on north side of the road. O/N in Shigatse.

 

Day 04: SHIGATSE / GYANTSE (3950m) - 90km:After visiting TASHILUNPO MONASTERY in the morning including the Bazaar of XIGATSE, drive to GYANTSE which is 2 hrs. Gyantse is small bustling town steeped in history. It lies 264 km Southwest of Lhasa on the northern bank of NYANG CHU River. In the 15 Th. Century is served as the Capital of a small Kingdom. O/N in Gyantse.

 

Day 05: GYANTSE / LHASA (3650M) - 260km:8 hrs drives takes you to Lhasa crossing the KAROLAPASS (5010m) and KAMBALA PASS (4794m). The KAROLA climbs between two lofty mountains. After passing KAMBALA, Lhasa Valley is seen to the north. You will also cross the Brahmaputra Rover. Reaching Lhasa and check in hotel. The accompanied guide will reconfirm your onward airline ticket. O/N in Lhasa

 

Day 6&7: LHASA SIGHT SEEING:You will have a full day tour in Lhasa. The highlight today is the Magnificent Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama; the place where the former great Dalai Lama's the Sera Monastery,   Norbulingka O/N in Lhasa.  Drepung Monastery. The Jokhang Temple O/N in Lhasa.

 

Day 08: LHASA - KATHMANDU:Transfer to airport 2 hrs drives - Representative will assist you. Departure of flight for Kathmandu would be approx 10:00 hr. china standard time and arriving Kathmandu at 9: am Nepal standard time

COST INCLUDES 

  • Twin sharing accommodation as per Program.
  • All necessary transportation by 4 WD Toyota Land cruiser or Hino Bus as per program.
  • Sightseeing tour as per the Program, English speaking Guide and monastery entrance
  • English speaking Tibetan Tour Guide.
  • Tibet Travel permit and Monastery Entrance fees.  

COST EXCLUDE 

  • All expenses of personal Nature.
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee and airport Departure Tax
  • Chinese Visa Fees, International flight tickets
  • Charge for photography, air ticket reconfirmation fee and Insurance etc.
  • Which are not mentioned in the above include items.   

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Days: 8 Days
  • Best Time: March - December
  • Difficulty: Easy