Tibet Overland 7 nights 8 days Highlights

Grade Duration Trek Style Best Time Group
Moderate 8 Days Guest House Apr – Nov SGL / GRP / FM / STU

SGL = Single, GRP =Grouping, FM= Family, STU = Students

Tibet Overland 7 nights 8 days

Tibet is a region on the Tibetan Plateau in China Asia. It is the traditional homeland of Tibetan people as well as some other ethnic groups such as Monpa, Quang and Lhoba people.Tibet Overland 7 nights 8 days trip to Tibet bids rich culture, art and ancient history of Tibet along with it we have mystic views of Himalayas and world’s one of the best mesmerizing aerial views.

Tibet Overland 7 nights 8 days trip is customized as per request according to geographical, historical and cultural center with numerous pilgrimage, travelers and adventures.The expedition starts with excellentairborneviews of Himalayas and to Lhasa (the capital and spiritual heart of Tibet). The view theimpressivePotala Palace, the marvelous Norbulingka (summer retreat of Dalai Lama), the glorious Sera monastery, the divineJokhang Temple and the eventful Barkhor square(the nerve centre of Lhasa). The Tibet Overland 7 nights 8 days trip extends, facing the old forts and sanctuaries of the Tibetan kings, great monasteries with histories as old as Tibet, caves painted with beautiful murals, and the enduring Tibetans. Furthermore, the scenic vistas like the one at Yamdrok-tso Lake and the snowy summit of Nazin Kang Sa (7252m) tenders the trip.

Short Itinerary

DayActivityAltitudeTime
1DriveKATHMANDU – ZHANG MU – NYALAM3800m, 152 KM 8 hrs
2DriveNYALAM – OLD TINGRI 4200m, 145 KM, 4 hrs
3DriveTINGRI – SHIGATSE 3900m, 260KM4 hrs
4DriveSHIGATSE – GYANTSE 3950m, 92KM2 hrs
5DriveGYANTSE – LHASA3658m, 280KM8 hrs
6SightseeingLHASA
7SightseeingLHASA
5FlyLhasa - Kathmandu1300m1 hr

Trip Information

Trekking part:

Basic lodge accommodation on trek

2 nights 3 star hotel accommodation in Pokhara – on twin sharing with breakfast

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) as per above program during the trekking

All domestic transport as listed in itinerary by tourist bus and taxi

Annapurna conservation entrance fees

Trekking permit (TIMS)

Porter to carry personal gear

15kg luggage allowance while on trek

English speaking trekking guide

The Cost Does Not Include:

Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.

Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” Head

Cost for Insurance.

Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.

Payment for service provided on a personal request.

Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.

Lunch and dinner in Pokhara

Airfare

Price:

  • The given price is in US dollars.

Visa Information:

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal.

  • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Note: Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos to issue visa.

Insurance:

Guide / Porters : RMT (Royal Mountain Trekking) provides insurance facility to our guides and porters as per state law.

Day 1

KATHMANDU – ZHANG MU – NYALAM (3800m, 152 KM, 8 HRS)

We drive early morning to Kodari, the Nepali – China border post. We might have an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful views of Langtang, Gauri Shankar, Melungtse and Khumbu Himal ranging along the route. After border formalities we head towards Nyalam through a gorge and crossing Himalayan range.
Day 2

NYALAM – OLD TINGRI (4200m, 145 KM, 4 HRS)

At the Tibetan plateau we spend our night at Old Tingri (5200 m high). It is the best place for viewing sunset and sunrise over the Himalaya. The beautiful peaks of Mt. Everest (Qomolongma in Tibetan) and Cho Oyu can also be seen. On the way at Lalung la pass we have mesmerizing view of the Himalayan range and Shisabangma, the highest peak in Tibet.
Day 3

TINGRI – SHIGATSE (3900m, 260KM, 4 HRS)

Today, we have different historical and cultural centers to visit. After 4 hours of drive we arrive at Shigatse, second largest city of Tibet. . Here we visit Tashilumpo monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama, second only in importance to the Dalai Lama Its numerous halls contain a 21.6-meter wooden statue of Maitreya, the future Buddha and elaborate, jewel encrusted reliquary chorten.
Day 4

SHIGATSE – GYANTSE (3950m, 92KM, 2 HRS)

We take 2 hour drive to Gyantse after strolling through the old city. The Kumbum monastery along with its extraordinary architecture is the major attraction here. On the way, near small farming town, we can clearly see the old fort captured by Younghusband during his 1904 raid into Tibet.
Day 5

GYANTSE – LHASA (3658m, 280KM, 8 HRS)

Today, we have a scenic drive to Lhasa. After breakfast, we drive cross the Karo la along with the glacier. On the way we see beautiful Yamdrok tso named as Turquoise Lake. As we cross the Khamba la we descend to the main road leading us to Lhasa.
Day 6

SIGHTSEEING IN LHASA

The sightseeing at Lasa will start after a refreshing breakfast. A whole day program will be briefed and an your tour will be guided by experienced guide to Sera Monastery offering an insight to the important aspects of Tibetan Buddhism, Norbulingka and the Barkhor Square. Norbulingka is the summer retreat of the Dalai Lama where you pay a visit. The building was ready in 1956 with richly decorated by Tibetan carvings and paintings. The Tibetan cultural glimpse can also be seen in the Jokhang temple. We can spend some time walking around the busy Barkhor Square and escort back for the hotel.
Day 7

SIGHTSEEING IN LHASA

Today, we visit the majestic Potala Palace, the imposing structure, for sightseeing. You will be guided through the structure of Potala Palace which dominates the landscape of Lasha. You can experience best Tibetan art as we continue through the ancient chambers. The palace has the vast array of intricate Tibetan murals and beautiful statues along with the tombs of the eight Dalai Lamas.
Further, you will be guided to visit beautifully landscaped Drepung Monastery and observe nuns and monks chanting mantra and performing religious discourses. Finally, we will escort you back to hotel for pleasant rest.
Note: The sightseeing of the places will be decided as per the order decided by the Guide since only limited numbers of visitors are allowed to visit the Potala Palace.
Day 8

DEPARTURE

Transfer to train station or Gonggar airport to connect your further trip
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