Overland Tibet Tour

Trip Duration 11 nights/12 Days
Trip Code NAP-TIB - 502
Trip Cost On Request
Trip Grade Sightseeing/Hiking and driving as per the itinerary
Best Time May-July / Sept-Nov

Overview

Overland Tibet Tour is one of our most popular tours and provides a good overview of Tibet for those with limited time. We take the Friendship Highway between Kathmandu to Lhasa, along the way visiting such important sites as the Sakya Monastery, Shigatse, the Shalu Monastery and Gyantse. You will spend two days on a guided sightseeing tour of Lhasa that covers all of the major historical sites. This trip concludes with the breathtaking Trans-Himalayan flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu.

Tibet Overland tour begins after the arrival of all participants in Kathmandu, the group will meet up with the staffs of Nepal Adventure Point for introduction and briefing about the trip. The next day is the day for sightseeing in Kathmandu. You will be taken around for a tour of Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan and Swoyambhunath - the monkey temple. This tour will help you to understand about the historical and cultural background of Nepal, Kathmandu valley and the people of Nepal. The next couple of days are for checking equipments, final preparations, packing, Tibet visa and other necessary document for this trip.

After official procedure, we drive towards Nepal/Tibet border up to the Friendship Bridge through Arniko Highway, where you will receive by our Tibetan guide and after completion of the immigration formalities then we drive to Nyalam (3750m) and we continue drive to Lhatse, Shigate, Gyantse to Lhasa city. The tour along the way visiting such important sites as the Sakya Monastery, Shigatse, the Shalu Monastery and Gyantse with magnificent views of mountain scenery. Finally, we have sightseeing tour of Lhasa which will cover all of the major historical sites then you will fly to Kathmandu and the farewell dinner will be at typical Nepali restaurant enjoying together with Nepali culture show program.

Highlights

  • Scenic road-head drive to Nepal/Tibet border through the Araniko Highway
  • Across the Tibetan plateau
  • Excursion holy city of Lhatse, Shigatse and Gyantse
  • Visit Sakya Monastery
  • Crossing over the (5050m) Lalung-La
  • Visit Shalu, Tashilimpu Palkor Monastery
  • Yamdruk Lake
  • Historical sight of Lhasa and Buddhist monasteries
  • Scenic Himalayan flight to kathmandu

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Sightseeing/Hiking and driving as per the itinerary
Trip Duration 11 nights/12 Days
Trip code NAP-TIB - 502
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu-Kodari/Lhasa-Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Crossing over the (5050m) Lalung-La
Trip Cost On Request
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 32 passengers
Accessibillity Scenic road-head drive to Kodari/Nyalam from Kathmandu through the Arniko Highway and scenic Himalayas flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
The Route Kathmandu drive to Nepal/Tibet board to reach Lhasa, after completing Tibet tour, fly back to Kathmandu
Season May-July / Sept-Nov
Trip Valid This offer is valid on reservations made from September through December 31, 2018.
Trip Facilities Standard hotel/Lodge both part of Tibet and Nepal,
Departure Time Every Tuesday and Saturday in the month of May, June, July, August, September and October and every Saturday in the month of January, February, March, April, November and December

Itinerary

 Upon arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre trip meeting and briefing will held all together with you at hotel about the daily program activities by company representative and your trip Leader/Guide where you can discuss your final questions all together.

 After breakfast the day will start with a guided tour of Kathmandu's historical and spiritual key attractions; including the historic Kathmndu Durbar Square, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and then finally visit to Patan Durbar square which is situated the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitor's attraction. In the evening there will pre-trip discussion where you can meet your group leader and checking equipments, final preparations, packing, Tibet visa and other necessary document for Saga dawa festival trip.

After official procedure we, drive towards Nepal/Tibet border up to the Friendship Bridge through Arniko Highway. Upon reaching the border we will complete the necessary paper work and continue up the steep slope to Zhangmu then again follow the road up to Nyalam.

Drive through Nyalam Pass (3800m) with the view of Jugal Himal. A continued drive via Lalung-La Pass (5150m) has some of the outstanding view of Mt. Shisapangma (8013m) Mt. Makalu (8464m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) and Mt.Everest (8848m).

Drive to Shigatse, the place of the famous Tashilumpo Monastery and the seat of Panchen Lama.

After visiting TashiLumpo Monastery in the morning including the Bazaar of Shigatse. Drive to Gyantse, which is take 2 hours. Gyantse is small busting town steeped in history. It 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 which was built around 1400 AD. It later became the main center for trade with British India.

8 hours drive takes you to Lhasa crossing the Karo-La Pass (5010m) and Kambala Pass (4794m). The Karo-La climbs between two lofty mountains, Nozing Khangsa (7223m) and Ralung (6236). During the driving you will see the Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake) which takes approx. 1 hour to cross around. After passing Kamba-La, Lhasa valley is seen to the north. You will also cross the Brahmaputra River. Reaching Lhasa and check into hotel.

Our guided tour will follow by visiting - Jokhang Gompa - Jokhang is the holiest Gompa in Tibet. Shuffle among the pilgrims, butter lamps permeating the air, and find gruesome Gods in hidden annexes. There is always a procession of devout Tibetans through the complex. After walking the holy inner circle complete a circuit of the Barkor, the market surrounding the Jokhang, for good luck. It is the best market to shop for all things Tibetan. Drepung and Sera Monasteries – Sera is one of the best preserved monasteries in Tibet, renown for its lively debating sessions in the courtyard each afternoon. Within its whitewashed walls and golden roofs, several hundred monks live and study. Drepung was founded in the 14th century and was once the largest Gompa in the world. These days the figure has been reduced to several hundred, but there is still much of interest to see here, as the structure escaped relatively unscathed during the Cultural Revolution. Norbulingka&

Our guided tour will follow by visiting - Jokhang Gompa - Jokhang is the holiest Gompa in Tibet. Shuffle among the pilgrims, butter lamps permeating the air, and find gruesome Gods in hidden annexes. There is always a procession of devout Tibetans through the complex. After walking the holy inner circle complete a circuit of the Barkor, the market surrounding the Jokhang, for good luck. It is the best market to shop for all things Tibetan. Drepung and Sera Monasteries – Sera is one of the best preserved monasteries in Tibet, renown for its lively debating sessions in the courtyard each afternoon. Within its whitewashed walls and golden roofs, several hundred monks live and study. Drepung was founded in the 14th century and was once the largest Gompa in the world. These days the figure has been reduced to several hundred, but there is still much of interest to see here, as the structure escaped relatively unscathed during the Cultural Revolution. Norbulingka&

We leave Lhasa early in the morning for the 2 hour drive to Gonggar Airport and our flight back to Kathmandu. During the flight if weather permitting, you will see an eyeful of mountains; Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Makalu (8463m) and others.

This full day at leisure to rest, relax or explore the local area in Kathmandu or do a bit of last minute shopping. You also have the option of doing some sightseeing.

After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for your final departure.

Cost Included

Cost includes in Tibet Part

  • Accommodation on twin sharing with breakfast mentioned as per above the itinerary
  • Support truck to transport for luggage
  • All airport transfers
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • English speaking interpreter/guide (Tibetan)
  • Tibet entry permit
  • Lhasa – Kathmandu airfare
  • Chinese visa fees

Cost includes Nepal Part

  • Accommodation: 4 night’s hotel in Kathmandu on bed breakfasts basis and one farewell Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Activities: One day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Arrival/Departure transfer and surface road-head transportation.
  • Company & Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes & official service charges.

Cost Excluded

Cost excludes in Tibet Part

  • International flight, departure taxes
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, and laundry
  • Meals apart from breakfast on non-camping portion of the trip
  • Travel insurance
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Tips and gratuities
  • And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point

Cost excludes in Nepal

  • Lunch & Dinner while in City
  • Bar bills & Beverages
  • Optional activities

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