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Tibet Cultural Tour

Tibet Cultural Tour

Trip Facts

Start/End: Kathmandu
Destination: Lhasa & Potala Palace.
Trip Duration: 08 Days.
Best Season: Any time between March to November.

Overview And Highlights

A circular route from Kathmandu to Lhasa in the heart of Tibet, offers you some of the most amazing landscapes on Earth. It is a real Adventure trip for travelers with limited time and money.

The Friendship Highway is Tibet’s most popular tourist route and an important artery of commerce. Enjoy fabulous mountain scenery and visit mystical Buddhist Monasteries of Tashilungpo at Shigatse, the Kumbum Stupa at Gyantse.
There is a beautiful Turquoise Lake. You can get a glimpse of both Tibetan and Nepali cultures. We pass nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains, awe-inspiring mountain peaks  and small Tibetan settlements. Equally fascinating is the wealth of culture in Lhasa and in the other towns we pass through on our journey.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3650

Transfer to Kathmandu Airport for your flight to Lhasa. This one hour flight can give you an opportunity to view Mt. Everest (8,848m) and other Himalayan peaks (weather permitting). You will be welcomed at the airport by your Tibetan guide who will assist you in the immigration process and transfer to Lhasa city for your overnight stay at a selected Hotel.

 

Day 2 : Sightseeing in Lhasa

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3650

In the morning, visit Jokhang Temple- the most sacred and oldest temple in Tibet and also  Barkhor Street Bazaar, famous for Tibetan Handicrafts and Antiques. In the afternoon visit Sera Monastery, the second largest Monastery in Tibet.

 

Day 3 : Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3950

Breakfast at hotel and depart for Gyantse, the fortress City, about 8 hours drive from Lhasa. Picnic Lunch will be served by the side of the Lake Yamdrok Tso, also known as the Turquoise Lake. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 4 : Drive from Gyantse to Xigatse (

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3500

Morning visit to Kumbum Pagoda, one of the best architectural works in Tibet. After Lunch in Gyantse Hotel, depart for Xigatse (12,600 ft.) which is about a 3 hours drive. Enjoy the variable landscapes along the way. Overnight at Hotel.

 

Day 5 : Drive from Xigatse to Lhasa

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3650

Morning visit to Tashilumpo Monastery. The monastery is the seat of the great Panchen Lama and is also the largest Monastery in the region of Xigatse. After that, we drive back to Lhasa. Picnic Lunch will be served en route. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.

 

Day 6 : Sightseeing in Lhasa

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3650

In Lhasa, we visit the Potala Palace- one of the wonders in the world. In the afternoon, visit  Norbulingka- former summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 7 : Sightseeing in Lhasa

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3650

Today we visit Drepung Monastery and a carpet making factory in Lhasa. Drepung Monastery is the largest monastery in Tibet. In the afternoon, we visit a Tibetan Hospital and go shopping in Barkhor Street.

 

Day 8 : Flight to Kathmandu

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

After breakfast in your hotel, transfer to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu. We will meet you at Kathmandu airport and transfer you to your Hotel.

Service Includes

  • All required transport facilities as per the itinerary by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing accommodation in a 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on with breakfast (3 nights)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Tibetan stander two star hotel accommodations in Lhasa with breakfast
  • A government licensed English speaking Tibetan Guide during the tour
  • Required number of tour staff during the tour
  • Food, accommodation, transport, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all staffs
  • Tibet entry permission, Chinese visa, monasteries entry fees etc
  • All our government taxes and official expense

Service Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner (allow US$12 to 18 per person per day)
  • Flight cost from Kathmandu - Lhasa - Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • International airfare to and from Nepal and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa,
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Personal equipment
  • Internet, telephone call, tips for guide, driver and staff
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

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