TIBET OVERLAND TOUR – Trip Highlights: 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.
Day 01 KATHMANDU-NYALAM (3600m)-154 Kms.
Departure at 5:30 hrs from Thamel after an approximately 6 hour’s drive we reach KODARI (China/Nepal Boarder). where after complete of Immigration formalities all check and drive to Nyalam. Overnight in hotel.
Day 02 NYLAM-LHATSE (3950m)-370 Kms.
From Zangmu or Nyalam, the road follows the BHOTE KOSHI River in a deep valley with plenty of Waterfalls. After 1. ½ hrs drive brings us to NYALAM PASS (3800m) with the JUGAL HIMAL in rview. A continued drive via LALUNGLA (5050m) will bring MT. CHO OYU (8201m) & us in view of Mt.LANGTANG (7245m) Mt.XIXAPANGMA (8013m) & MT.DORJEE LAKPA (6980m) Mt.EVEREST (8848m) Mt.LHOTSE (8516m). Overnight in hotel.
Day 03 LHATSE-XIGATSE (3900m)-210 Kms.
Lhatse is 03 hrs away over a 5220 pass near the petrol station. there is a small restaurant where tea/coffee/snacks are available. Reach XIGATSE, the place of the famous TASHILUMPO MONASTERY the seat of Panchen Lama until his death in 1989 with its huge Thanka Wall veary visible on north side of the road. Overnight in hotel.
Day 04 XIGATSE-GYANSE (3950m)-90Kms.
After visiting TASHILAUMPO MONASTRY in the morning including the Bazaar of XIGATSE , drive to GYANTSE which is 02 hrs Gyantse is small bustling town steeped in history. It is lies 264 Kms Southwest of Lhasa on the northern bank of NYANG CHU River. In the 15th Century it served as the Capital of a small Kingdom. Visit KUMBUM CHORTEN & PHKLKOR MONASTERY which was built around 1400 AD It later became the main centre for trade with British India. Overnight in hotel.
Day 05 GYANTSE-LHASA (3650m)-260 Kms
2 hrs drive takes you to Lhasa crossing the KAROLA PASS (5236m) while driving you will see the YAMDROK TSO (Truquoise Lake) which takes approx. 1 hour to cross around. After passing KAMBALA, Lhasa Balley is seen to the north. You will also cross the Brahmaputra River.Reaching Lhasa and check in hotel. The accompanied guide will reconfirm your onwards airline ticket. Overnight in hotel.
Day 06/07 IN LHASA (3800M)
These days you will be engrossed with sightseeing and excursions of THE POTALA PALACE, THE JOKHANG TEMPLE surrounding BARKHOR MARKET DREPUNG MONASTERY and SERA MONASTERY. Overnight in hotel.
Day 08 LHASA-KATHMANDU
Transfer to airport 02-hrs drive Representative will assist you. Departure of flight for KATHMANDU would be approx. 01.00hrs ten minute.
TOUR COST INCLUDES:
Tibet travel permit / Private land transfers as per itinerary / Accommodation as per itinerary on twin sharing with BREAKFAST Only / Monasteries entrance fees / Sightseeing tours as per itinerary / A local English speaking guide throughout the tour.
TOUR COST EXCLUDES:
Airfare (Applicable) / Excess baggage charge if any/Travel insurance / Chinese visa fee (Normal Visa Cost: US$ 85 Per Person for all nationalities (For USA, US$ 198 Per Person) / Lunch & Dinner / Nepal re-entry visa fee / Expenses of private nature such as Laundry, Telephone calls, Beverages, Tips, etc./ Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as ACCIDENTS, ROAD BLOCKAGE due to landslides, FLIGHT DELAYS OR CANCELLATIONS due to weather or technical problems, etc
Group Visa for Budget Overland Tour Clients:
This is to inform that all visitor who intend the visit Tibet from Nepal that do not apply Chinese visa from their own countries. Because individual chinese visa will be cancelled while issueing group visa from Chinese embassy at Kathmandu. However, if clients wish to travel Tibet via Mainland China. In that case, Clients should have issue Chinese visa first by yourself in your countries and send it through mail to us your scan passport copy alongwith Chinese visa copy for issue the Tibet travel permit.