Tibet Culture Tours

Nepal Darjeeling Gangtok Sikkim Bhutan
Trip Facts - 12 days Tour

Trip Overview

Trip Facts – 12 days Trip
• Group Size: 1+
• Best Season: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
• Tour Grade: Moderate
• Trip Type: Popular
• Activities: Cultural Sightseeing Tour
• Accommodation: Hotels & Resorts with your Budget
• Country of Tour: China
• Start & End Destination: Kathmandu

Tibet Culture Tours begins in Kathmandu by driving overland to Tibet. after visa process completes we start overland trip from Zhangmu (2,500m)/Nyalam (3700m) then to  Nyalam /Tingri (4300M) / Lhatse , drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world crossing over LALUNGLA (5,050M), from where, weather permitting breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt. CHO OYU (8201M) & MT XISHAPAGMA (8012M) but dwarfed by the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From Tingri one can enjoy the magnificence of MT. EVEREST (8,848M). journey continues to LHATSE /XIGATSE with  scenic drive crossing over GYATCHULA (5,220M), the highest pass en route to LHASA via LHATSE from where the road to MT. KAILASH bifurcates to the west.
Sightseeing to the Panchen Lama’s TASHILHMPU Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the KUMBUM Stupa & PHALKOR Monastery. GYANTSE / LHASA (3,650M): 261KM, Full day picturesque drive crossing over KAROLA (5,010m), KAMBALA (4,794M), colorful YAMDROK LAKE and the Tibetan lifeline river BRAMA PUTRA (YARLUNG TSANGPO). Two full days sightseeing tour in LHASA including JOKHANG TEMPLE , BARKHOR BAZAAR, POTALA PALACE , DREPUNG & SERA MONASTRIES.

Trip Highlights
• Panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt. CHO OYU (8201M) & MT XISHAPAGMA (8012M) but dwarfed by the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From Tingri one can enjoy the magnificence of MT. EVEREST (8,848M).
• Panchen Lama’s TASHILHMPU Monastery
• In LHASA including JOKHANG TEMPLE , BARKHOR BAZAAR, POTALA PALACE , DREPUNG & SERA MONASTRIES.

Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival day, our office representative greets you at Airport and transfer to Hotel , in the evening Briefing about tour.

Day 02 : After Breakfast/ Half day, guided Sightseeing Tour to Kathmandu valley, Places are Pashupatinath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and Swambunath Stupa, rest of time O/N at Hotel

Day 03 : Kathmandu (1300) /Zhangmu (2,500m)/Nyalam (3700m): 123 KM/ 156KM Early morning pick up from the Hotel in kathmandu, scenic drive to Kodari (Nepal /Tibet Border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, our Nepalese representative (guide) will handover the clients to Tibetan Guide & transportation, (Nepalese guide & vehicle will return from the boarder) an hour adventures uphill drive by truck (normally) or 2 hour walk uphill (incase of landslide) to Chinese immigration. Continue drive to Nyalam. Overnight at Hotel. (Dormitory room).

Day 04 : Nyalam /Tingri (4300M) / Lhatse (4350M): 225Km /244Km Day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world crossing over LALUNGLA (5,050M), from where, weather permitting breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt. CHO OYU (8201M) & MT XISHAPAGMA (8012M) but dwarfed by the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From Tingri one can enjoy the magnificence of MT. EVEREST (8,848M). Overnight at Hotel. ( (Twin sharing room)).

Day 05 : LHATSE /XIGATSE (3900M): 244KM continue scenic drive crossing over GYATCHULA (5,220M), the highest pass en route to LHASA via LHATSE from where the road to MT. KAILASH bifurcates to the west. Overnight at Hotel Utse (3*** hotel) ( (Twin sharing room))

Day 06 : XIGATSE /GYANTSE (3,900M): 90KM Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama’s TASHILHMPU Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the KUMBUM Stupa & PHALKOR Monastery. Overnight at Hotel Utse (3***). (Twin sharing room)).

Day 07 : GYANTSE / LHASA (3,650M): 261KM Full day picturesque drive crossing over KAROLA (5,010m), KAMBALA (4,794M), colorful YAMDROK LAKE and the Tibetan lifeline river BRAMA PUTRA (YARLUNG TSANGPO). Overnight at Hotel Shambala or Dhood Gu Hotel (3*** Hotel) (Twin sharing room).

Day 08-09 : In LHASA Two full days sightseeing tour in LHASA including JOKHANG TEMPLE , BARKHOR BAZAAR, POTALA PALACE , DREPUNG & SERA MONASTRIES. Overnight at Hotel Shambala or Dhood Gu Hotel (3*** Hotel) (Twin sharing room).

Day 10 : LHASA / KATHMANDU Early morning drive to Gongar airport for departure flight to KATHMANDU .

Day 11 : Bhaktapur sight seeing

Day 12 : Departure.

Cost & visa

Trip Cost Includes
• Accommodation on twin sharing
• Daily Breakfast
• All transfers and sightseeing by a private air conditioned car or coach
• Sightseeing admission fees
• English speaking Tour Guide
• Tibet Travel Permit

Trip Cost Does Not Include
• International and internal air fare
• Airport Taxes
• Chinese visa fee
• Lunch and dinner except as indicated.
• Travel & Health Insurance.
• All extra expenses caused due to nature or unforeseen events. Excess baggage charges
• Optional tipping to local staffs, hotels etc.
• Items of a personal nature (sodas, alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone etc.

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