Taste of Tibet Tour

Trip Duration 07 nights/08 Days
Trip Code NAP-LHA - 501
Trip Cost On Request
Trip Grade Flying/Sightseeing and Hiking as per the itinerary
Best Time May-July / Sept-Nov

Overview

Taste of Tibet tour offers fun-filled adventurous journey of the spectacular views, beautiful landscape, and unique Buddhist tradition definitely offer you a memorable & pleasant journey as well as an experience you will remember for the rest of your life. There will be 3 flights in week usually from May to September i.e. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and possible to have a 2 days to weeks trip based on two-way flight. The program below is just a model one and possibly as per your interest, time and budget.

Taste of Tibet 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 is for checking equipment, final preparations, packing, Tibet visa and other necessary documents for this trip.

After the official procedure, we have scheduled flight to Lhasa, where you will receive by our Tibetan guide and after completion of the immigration formalities then we drive to Lhasa (3658m). We will spend three nights in Lhasa and make sightseeing tours that cover the visit of the spiritual centers of Tibet: the Jokhang Temple, Sera and Drepung monasteries & the Potala Palace. Finally, this trip concludes with the breathtaking Trans-Himalayan flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu and the farewell dinner will be at typical Nepali restaurant enjoying together with Nepali culture show program.

Highlights

  • Guided tour around Kathmandu valley
  • Spectacular flight to and from Lhasa, passing right over Mount Everest and many of the highest peaks
  • Sightseeing in Lhasa including Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple, Sera and Drepung Buddhist monasteries.

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Flying/Sightseeing and Hiking as per the itinerary
Trip Duration 07 nights/08 Days
Trip code NAP-LHA - 501
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu-Lhasa/ Lhasa-Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude (3658m)
Trip Cost On Request
Group Size Minimum 4 upto 32 passengers
Accessibillity The mountain flight to Lhasa and Borader drive back to Kathmandu.
The Route Kathmandu – Lhasa – Zangmu-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,

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-trek briefing will be given in the evening at hotel about the daily program activities by your Group Leader/Guide.

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 be pre-trip discussion where you can meet your group leader/guide then you can ask any questions you may have.

After official procedure, this day we have 90 minute schedule flight take you to the Lhasa (3658m). On arrival Gangkar airport, you will be warmly welcome by our Tibetan guide and after immigration formalities we drive approximately 2 hour to the holy city of Lhasa along with the view of Bharmaputra, known as Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibetan and a giant stone carved Buddha with more than a thousand years history.

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 - Norbulingka is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama and is in a quiet and relaxing garden. One particular mural inside depicts the history of Tibet and all the Dalai Lamas. Potala Palace - The magnificent Potala Palace dominates the city of Lhasa. It contains the winter quarters of the Dalai Lama, the jewel-encrusted gold and silver Stupas of previous Dalai Lamas as well as numerous grand state rooms and many important chapels. There has been a palace on this site since the 5th or 6th century, but the present palace was constructed in the 17th century.

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 - Norbulingka is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama and is in a quiet and relaxing garden. One particular mural inside depicts the history of Tibet and all the Dalai Lamas. Potala Palace - The magnificent Potala Palace dominates the city of Lhasa. It contains the winter quarters of the Dalai Lama, the jewel-encrusted gold and silver Stupas of previous Dalai Lamas as well as numerous grand state rooms and many important chapels. There has been a palace on this site since the 5th or 6th century, but the present palace was constructed in the 17th century.

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  arrival and departure transfers
  • Lhasa sightseeing tour as per mentoned in the itinerary
  • English speaking local Tibeatan guide
  • All entired official document and Tibet travel permit
  • Chinese visa fees

Cost includes Nepal part

  • Accommodation: 4 night’s standard hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing bedroom with breakfasts.
  • Activities: Guided sightseeing tour as per mentioned in the itineray
  • Transportation: All airport arrival and departure transfer and surface road-head transportation.
  • Company and Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes and 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 Poi

Cost excludes in Nepal

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

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