Tibet Overland Tour
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Overview

This is an adventure trip for travelers with limited time and budget. Your trip starts from Lhasa and to reach Lhasa, you need to take a flight from either major cities of China like Chendgu/Beijing/ Shanghai or from Kathmandu. Visitors usually take the flight from Kathmandu as it also offers the opportunity of getting the spectacular views of the mountains and the high Himalayas. So, the choice is yours and we will manage your trip as per your choice.

We have prepared a special itinerary for you which include visiting the famous Potala and Norbulinkha palaces, the great Drepung Monastery, Kokhang Temple and walk amongst the crowded Tibetan market. We also take you  to the well-known but rarely visited Shalu and Sakya Monasteries.

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1: Fly From Chendgu/Beijing/ Shanghai/Kathmandu To Lhasa. Arrival At Lhasa And Transfer To Hotel. O/N At Hotel

Upon arrival at the Goggar airport in Lhasa, you will be greeted by your guide who will take you to the hotel. Rest of the day is set free for acclimatization at the high altitude. O/N at hotel.

Day 2
Day 2: Sightseeing Tour In Lhasa Highlights: Visit – Drepung Monastery , Jokang Temple And Barkhor Bazaar. O/N At Hotel

Drepung Monastery is the largest monasteryin the world and houses 10000 monks and nuns. It was construced in 1419 AD where the second, third and foutth Dalai Lamas lived and were entombed. We then visit Jokhang Temple which is the holiest shrine in Tibet which houses a golden statue of Lord Buddha. Our journey then continues to Barkhor Bazzar outside the Jokhang Monastery where you can buy souvenirs. O/N at hotel.

Day 3
Day 3: Sightseeing Tour In Lhasa Highlights: Visit – Potala, Norbulingka Summer Palace And Sera Monastery.O/N At Hotel

Our third day’s journey starts with a visit to the distinguished Potala Palace which was built in the 7th century by Tsongtsen Gampo as a fort. The palace was later renovated by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. We then take you to Narbulingka, the winter palace of Dalai Lama which was constructed in 18th century. Our next destination is Sera Monastery which is a preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roof.

O/N at hotel .

Day 4
Day 4: Depart Via Yamdrok Lake To Gyangtse, Visit Gyangtse Kubum Stupa & Pelkhor Chode Monastery.O/N At Hotel

After breakfast, we drive up to Kambala pass which is over 5000m, from there you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso , which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Then, we keep driving to Gyantse, visit the famous Kumpum stupa (Pelhkhor Choede Temple) in Gyantse, the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. O/n at Hotel.

Day 5
Day 5: Drive Gyangtse To Shigatse, En Route Visit Shalu Monastery, Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery And Shigatse Market.O/N At Hotel

In the morning, visit Tashilunpo Monastery, then we drive to Shigatse for overnight stay. O/n at Hotel.

Day 6
Day 6: Drive Shigatse To Shegar, En Route Visit Sakya Monastery. O/N At Hotel

Sakya Monastery is of typical Yuan Dynasty style of resembling castles. There are a lot of historical articles in the monastery, among them are found a lot of the imperial certificates, gold signets, crowns, costumes bestowed by the Yuan Dynasty emperors. It has over 10,000 volumes of Tibetan books on astronomy, medicine, calligraphy, and history. So, the Sakya monastery enjoys the title ‘The Second Dun Huang Cave. O/n at Hotel.

Day 7
Day 7: Drive To Zhangmu, En Route Visit Milerapa Cave, O/N At Zhangmu Hotel

Drive to Zhangmu town which is located in the border with Nepal. This place is different than other places we have travelled. This place is green all year round and seems be like it is not the part of Tibet which is inhabited by Sherpa people and Nepalese speaking other languages. O/N at hotel .

Day 8
Day 8: Walk Across Friendship Bridge And Drive Back To Kathmandu.O/N At Hotel Marshyangdi

On the final day, we drive to Zhangmu, crossing over Lalung-laPass at (5,050m) and NyalamPass (3,800m), taking in beautiful panoramas of the Himalayan Range including the Mt.Everest (8,848m). The drive will take approximately 8 hours from Everest Base Camp to Zhangmu (Chinese border)/ Kodari (Nepalese border). Here, you will cross the Friendship Bridge on foot and our Nepal agency will transport to Kathmandu (approximately 4 hours, 150km).

The Cost Include(s)

  • Kathmandu-Lhasa flight, one way ticket
  • Tibet Travel permit and visa fees with permit processing
  • Hotel Accomodation in Tibet using Deluxe Hotel,
  • Guided tour of cities with the entry fees at all the heritages
  • All ground transfer by 4W jeep as per itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.

The Cost Exclude(s)

  • Airport taxes and excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner (except welcome and farewell dinner)
  • Photography charges at the monasteries/palaces
  • Nepal re-enrty Visa
  • Items of personal nature like alcoholic/soft beverages, laundry etc
  • Valid Travel Insurance with emergency evacuation

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Starting at $1,010/person
1,010
Total USD 1,010

This trip is fully customizable:

  • Have a big group? We can help.
  • Want private tour? We can help.
  • Need to change the itinerary? We can customize as per you need.

Trip Facts

  • Hotel & Resort
  • Flight & Private Car
  • Moderate

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