Nepal and Tibet: Tibet Overland Tour AD09

8 Days From £0 (550 USD)

This overland trip between Nepal and Tibet offers spectacular views of the Himalayas, high mountain passes, ancient monasteries, fortresses, the high plateau of Tibet and the ancient Tibetan cities of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
End Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Accommodation: Hotels & Guest Houses
Period: May-Nov
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travelers

About The Operator

Accreditations: Official members of TAAN, NMA, NTB, KEEP.
Years In Business: 7

Spectacular views of the Himalayas, High mountain passes, ancient monasteries, fortresses and culture of time immortal; enjoy the never ending blissful traveling with us! You will grab excellent and momentous opportunity to encounter with forbidden the high plateau of Tibet. A vist to culturally attractive city of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse is another remarkable feature of this tour. Discover ancient Buddhist culture, overwhelming landscapes, exotic cities, hidden valleys, artistic monasteries, dominant inhabitant and the rest. This tour adds favor of adventure too!

Tour Highlights
Zhangmu to Nylam - drive through the Nylam passes at 3800 meters (12,464ft) and continue via Lalungla pass (5050m/ 16,564ft) to Xegar. Highlights of this drive are the views of the Bhotekosi River deep in the valley, waterfalls and the ever-present spectacular mountain scenery. Here you will see the Jugal mountain range, Mt. Xixapangma (at 8013m/ 26,282ft, the highest peak in Tibet), Mt. Makalu (8463m/ 27,766ft), Mt. Everest (8848m/ 29,028ft), Mt. Lhotse (8516m/ 27,940ft) and Mt. Cho-Oyu (8201m/ 26,899ft).

Tashilhunpo monastery - The Tashilhunpo Monastery does justice to the term monastic city. It was founded in 1447 by Tsong Khapa's nephew and disciple, Gendundrub, who was the first Dalai Lama. Under the fourth Panchen Lama, it was substantially enlarged and became an important cultural and religious site. The main chapel contains a huge, 26 meter-high statute of the future Buddha. The monastery is grandly decorated with arts, ancient scriptures and scroll paintings.

Sakya monastery - The Sakya monastery originally consisted of two large complexes on either side of the Trum River. Both the north monastery, founded in the 11th century and Sakya south, founded in 1268 by Phagpa, have uniquely significant status with Tibetan pilgrims. The monastery offers you libraries of spiritual books as well as artwork and a chance to see the grand residence of the monks.

Gyantse- lying 264 km southwest of Lhasa on the northern bank of the Nyang Chu River, is of historical significance. In the 15th century it served as the capital of a small kingdom. Today, Gyantse retains a deeply Tibetan character. The principle structures consist of a castle on a ridge overlooking the town and a walled monastic complex. The monastery includes the massive temple of Palkhor Chode and the great multi-chapel Kumbum Chorten. These religious monuments, part of Gyantse's ancient monastic town, contain some of the most extraordinary works of art in Tibet.

Lhasa Tours - These days you will be engrossed with sightseeing and excursions of the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, the near-by Barkhor market, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and other fascinating places in Lhasa.

Flight back to Kathmandu - The flight will give you an eyeful of mountains; Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m/ 28,169ft), Mt. Everest (8848m/ 29.028ft), Mt. Makalu (8463m/ 27,766ft) and others.

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- Surface transfer by bus during the tour.
- Tibet travel permit.
- English speaking guide during the tour.
- Twin sharing accommodation during the tour (inclusive of breakfast).
- Monasteries entry permits.
- Guided tour in all cities as per the program.

Excludes
- Lunch, dinner, drinks, alcoholic beverages, Nepal visa, Nepal Re- entry visa, Travel insurance, airfare from Lhasa to Kathmandu, Chinese visa

Prices per person, based on 2 people traveling - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Drive Kathmandu to Zhangmu (altitude - 2300m/ 7,544ft): 6am start
Day 02. Zhangmu to Xegar (altitude - 4050m/ 13,284ft):
Day 03. Xegar to Xigatse (altitude - 3900m/ 12,792ft):
Day 04. Xigatse to Gyantse (altitude - 3950m/ 12,956ft):
Day 05. Gyantse to Lhasa (altitude - 3650m/ 11,972ft):
Day 06. Lhasa Tours
Day 07. Lhasa Tours
Day 08. 96 km drive from Lhasa city to Gongar airport, then flight to Kathmandu: