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Tibet overland tour 11 Days


Tibet is known as the roof of the world, Tibet, the mystical land of fantasy is the heart of Buddhist culture and philosophy and the most mesmerizing destinations of the world today as it seems as reserved as ever.  It is not only the geographical and natural enchants but also a long historical culture and religion that appeal the foreigners to visit Tibet at least once in a lifetime. Rich and beautiful land with an average altitude over 4,000m (13,120ft) above sea level possessing more than fifty peaks above7,000m (22,960ft), Tibet is home to eleven Himalayan mountains over 8,000m (26,240ft). Bordered by China, India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Burma and Kashmir Tibet is home of over two million people of rich ancient cultures. 
Spiritual traditions, temples and monasteries, lakes and rivers, and mighty snow clad peaks are just a few of the intoxicating wonders to be experienced by adventurous travelers who get the opportunity to visit this land.  You will be enthused by watching how pilgrims brave hostile weather and altitude to visit the holy Mt. Kailash and how they prostrate in the flagstone country yard of the Jokhang, offering incense as they circumambulate the holy Buddhists sites to pay veneration to the Shakyamuni.
This Lasha 11 days Tour is our effort to provide you the best travelling experiences while travelling in Tibet. This tour is for those visitors who have limited time to spend their holiday in Tibet. This tour starts from the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. You will explore the Lasha the capital city of Tibet which literately means "The land of Gods" or "The Holly Land" in Lasha. You then come back to Nepal via super scenic flight.

Trip Facts


Country : Tibet
Region :
Activities : Tours & Travel
Trekking/Tour Days : 0
Total Days : 11
Difficulty : Medium

Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,700 m) via Kodari Border (720 m)
Day 04: Nyalam to Tingri (4,350 m)
Day 05: Tingri to Shigatse (3,900 m)
Day 06: Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950 m)
Day 07: Gyantse to Lhasa (3,650 m)
Day 08: Sightseeing in and around Lhasa
Day 09: Sightseeing in and around Lhasa
Day 10: Lhasa to Kathmandu
Day 11: Kathmandu to Your Port of Destination

Services


Trip Cost Includes 
  •  All airport/hotel transfers
  •  Hotel in Kathmandu (Both on B&B basis)
  •  Welcome and farewell dinner
  •  Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
  •  All accommodation and meals during the trek
  •  Airport pickups and drops in private car
  •  An experienced English-speaking trour leader (tour guide)
  •  All necessary paper work and permits
  •  All government and local taxes

Trip Cost Does Not Include
  •  Nepalese and Tibetan visa fee
  •  Excess baggage charges
  •  Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and other places because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  •  Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from Tibet than the scheduled itinerary)
  •  Travel and rescue insurance
  •  Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  •  Tips for guides and drivers.

Detail Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival, transfer to Hotel (A)
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative welcomes you and assists you to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu, after freshen up; you will be provided the necessary information regarding the trip in Nepal along with our fellow trekking staff for your adventurous trip. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation (A, B)
We will collect you on the morning for guided trip of cultural word heritage sites in Kathmandu valley which is rich for its Newa culture and temples; including several places of pilgrimages sites for Hindus and Buddhists , the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the world biggest Stuppa; Boudhhanath, Swoyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple) and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with unique architectural temple, and incredible Kumari widely known as Living Goddess in Basantapur of central kathmandu. There will be meeting with other members along with our fellow trekking staff at our office for a pre-trip discussion in the evening.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,700 m) via Kodari Border (720 m)
Take a great drive to Nyalam enjoying the scenic landscapes and the magnificent view of high Himalayan ranges. A few hours of drive via Kodari (Nepal -Tibet Border) will bring us to Nyalam where we stop for the night.

Day 04: Nyalam to Tingri (4,350 m)
On this day we drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world, also known as the 'Roof of the World' and enjoy the fantastic views of landscapes from here. Later, cross the pass at Lalung La (5,050 m) from where you can see a breathtaking panorama of the beautiful Himalayan Range including the Mt. Everest (8,848 m) to Zhangmu 244km also known as NewTingri and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m). It is majestic apparent to grow out of the rocky brown rock, its sinuous wall bristle with watchtowers like stegosaurus spines. Overnight at Tingri.

Day 05: Tingri to Shigatse (3,900 m)
We continue the scenic drive crossing over Gyatchu La (5,220m), the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse from where a road to Mt. Kailash bifurcates to the west. Shigatse is the second largest town in Tibet and the capital of Tsang, lying 352 Km west of Lhasa at an elevation of 3950m. We drive approx 6 hours to reach Shigatse for overnight.

Day 06: Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950 m)
On this day we will visit the Tashilunpo Monastery, traditional seat of the Panchen Lama who is the second holiest man in Tibet built in 1447 and one of the six grand monasteries in Tibet. The monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha, the biggest gilded statue of Maitreya (Buddha of the future) in China, and a tomb of the 4th Panchen Lama containing masses of jewels and gold. Enjoy a Tibetan family visit and share the tea with local friendly Tibetans. Then we continue the drive to Gyantze, a pastoral town between Lhasa and Xigatse. Upon arrival, visit Palkhor Monastery and the Ten-thousand-Buddhist Pagoda. Overnight at Gyantse.

Day 07: Gyantse to Lhasa (3,650 m)
After a hearty breakfast we take long drive approximately 8 hours on the way crossing the Karo La (5010m/16432ft) and Kamba La (4794m/15724ft) pass and Lake Yamdrok Tso. You will cross the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahamaputra) river and finally reach Lasha for overnight stop. Upon arrival, you can have the magnificent view of glistening Potala Palace in the evening.

Day 08: Sightseeing in and around Lhasa
In the morning visit Potala, this was originally constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet, and later expanded and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas as well as the religious-political nexus of traditional Tibet. The present one was built by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. The Potala is full of elaborate artwork and frescos that tell many stories. They portray religious subjects as well as the customs and traditions of Tibet. In Lhasa you will also visit Norbu Lingka (the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas), Drepung and Sera Monasteries and after lunch we will visit Jokhang Temple, situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century A.D. Now it is the most sacred place in Tibet. Pilgrims come here to pay homage from all over Tibet.  Overnight at Lasha.

Day 09: Sightseeing in and around Lhasa
In the morning visit Drepung monastery the sacred land of Gelug Sect, which was established in 1416 and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lama once resided in. "Drepung" in Tibetan means "the hill of rice”, because this white Monastery looks like a big hill of rice. Afterwards visit Norbulinka, the summer residence of the Dalai Lamas. We then visit Sera monastery, was founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe of Zel Gungtang , a disciple of Tsongkhapa and  has always been an important Buddhist seminary. This monastery is also known as “the court of wild rose” because roses are planted everywhere in the monastery. The Sera Monastery, as a complex of structures with the Great Assembly Hall and three colleges.

Day 10: Lhasa to Kathmandu
Today as per the flight schedule the guide will assist you to check out from hotel and transfer to Gongkar airport to fly from Lhasa (3650m) to Kathmandu (1350m). Enjoy the super scenic flight of approximately 80mins with majestic view of High Himalayans including Mt. Everest. 

Day 11: Kathmandu to Your Port of Destination
Your Tibet Overland Tour has come to an end today. Today is free or last minute to enjoy in Nepal. If you have days left and ready for next trip then let us know. If not our representative will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onward destination as per your flight schedule, taking with us the memories of wonderful moments spend with us.

Important Note

Important Note
Your safety is our paramount concern whilst traveling with Himalayan Club. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, as this is adventure travel in remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions, health condition of a member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

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