Tibet Overland Tour – Lhasa, Gyantse & Kyirong

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Duration

8 Days

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

2-25 people

Languages

English

Explore the enchanting land of Tibet, with its rich culture, traditions, and deep-rooted religious beliefs amidst a unique and stunning landscape often referred to as the “roof of the world.” Embark on a journey that will captivate you with age-old myths and mysteries, leaving you thrilled and excited. The tour commences with a comprehensive briefing in Kathmandu, followed by a sensational trans-Himalayan flight to Lhasa. This flight provides a breathtaking view of Mt. Everest and other highest peaks in the world, making it the only flight that flies over Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. If you choose to start the tour in Lhasa, arriving from mainland China or taking a sky train from Beijing, you will be briefed in Lhasa.

Upon your arrival, you will embark on a drive to Lhasa and take a sightseeing tour of major palaces and monasteries, acclimatizing yourself to the altitude and immersing yourself in the exotic Tibetan heritage. You will explore the history-laden city to its core, making stops at ancient towns like Gyantse, Shigatse, and many others along the way. Your journey will allow you to witness a colorful mosaic of Tibetan arts, crafts, history, culture, customs, traditions, lifestyle, and cuisine. You will also encounter a host of indigenous cultures, including the untamed Drokpas nomads as you drive through the highest plateau on Earth. Further, you will cross the wide-open spaces of the Tibetan Plateau, and make your way to the border. After crossing the border, you will drive to Kathmandu via the ancient trading route of Kyirong, experiencing stunning scenery and cultural highlights along the way. This trip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the unparalleled beauty and cultural richness of Tibet.

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Highlights

  • One hour Trans-Himalaya flight and a breathtaking aerial view of Everest and other highest peaks.
  • Visit the ancient Palace of Dalai Lama, the largest structure built in Red hill of Lhasa
  • Monk Debating one of the practices in the School of Buddhism at Sera Monastery
  • The most sacred holy Temple of Tibetan people at Jokhang temple
  • Barkhor local market & Drepung Monastery
  • Visit Khumbum Temple to see 1000 statues of Protector God, Pelkhor Chode Monastery
  • Visit Tashilumpho Monastery
  • Exchange of Khada (scarf) to greet or gesture with Tibetan Guide upon arrival as a part of local culture
  • Prayers flags offering ceremony
  • Great Photography opportunity, Tibet is considered an ideal destination for photography due to the weather and natural beauty.

Day 01: Fly to Gongkar Airport & drive to Lhasa

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour of Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market & Sera Monastery

Day 03: Sightseeing Tour of Potala Palace & Drepung Monastery

Day 04: Drive to Gyantse (3950m /12956ft), visit Khumbum & Pelkhor Stupa 280km, 5 hrs

Day 05: Drive to Shigatse (3,900m/12795ft). Visit Tashilumpho Monastery, 90km, 2 hrs

Day 06: Drive to Shegar (4200m/13776ft) 260km, 5hr

Day 07: Drive to Kyirong (2300m/7544ft) 300km, 5hrs

Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft) 170 km, 10hrs

  • Twin sharing accommodation as per the itinerary on bed & breakfast (BB) basis.
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide.
  • Transportation as per the itinerary by necessary vehicle.
  • Monastery entrance fee.
  • Tibet Travel permits.
  • Emergency mineral water in the vehicle.
  • Emergency portable oxygen cylinder in the vehicle.
  • Trip briefing by Tibet expert & entertain the question.
  • Trip Information pack.
  • Tibet Visa Fee (Acceptable in cash only as per the Nationality).
  • Any Airfare: Kathmandu - Lhasa (Fare as per availability).
  • Any arrangements in Nepal.
  • Transportation: Kyirong border – Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance.
  • Expenses during any rescue operation.
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Alcoholic beverages & bar bills.
  • All expenses of personal nature, phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Gratuity to staff.
  • Services not mentioned herein.

8 Days

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What is the best time to visit Tibet?
The best time to visit Tibet is during the months of April to October, when the weather is milder and there is less chance of snowfall.
Do I need a permit to visit Tibet?
Yes, all foreign tourists visiting Tibet require a Tibet Travel Permit. The permit is obtained through a registered travel agency in Tibet, and you will need to provide your passport details and other relevant information.
What is the mode of transportation on the tour?
The mode of transportation on the tour is usually by private vehicle, with a local guide accompanying you. You will also take a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa, which provides a stunning view of the Himalayan mountain range.

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