Trip Highlights

Trip Code :
TB08 Popular Trip
Total Days :
08
Total Nights :
07
Trip Grade :
Moderate- Involve Overland travel in jeep
Maximum Elevation :
3650 meter
Trip Mode :
Toyota Cruiser
Average Day Activity :
6-7 hours drive
Group Size :
3-5
Price Starting From :
$ 1630

About Trip

Lhasa is a city truly blessed by the Gods where life is unburied. Tsedang, situated 170km Southeast of Lhasa in the Yarlung Valley along the banks of the Tsangpo (Brahmaputra)river is the cradle of Tibetan civilization. This region abounds with important historical landmarks such as Samye, Yumbulakhang Chonggye, Mindroling and others.

Most of Tibet, including Lhasa, is at an elevation of more than 3658 meter (12000 feet). The sight of pilgrims prostrating themselves in front of Jhokang must be seen to be comprehended. Tibetans from remote part of the country makes their pilgrimage to Lhasa. It is pilgrimage of their lifetime. As you go around Jokhang temple, Lhasa’s cathedral, you come across with pilgrims prostrating themselves, tall Khampas with red braids in their hair, Chinese tourists, and traders selling goods that you cannot imagine.

The flight over the Himalaya makes spectacular crossing rarely seen anywhere in the world. The lush green colour in Nepal slowly fades away and arid and dull gray plateau appears which in turn turns into blue sky as you land at Lhasa. The highest mountain in the world, Mt.Everest, and another 8000-meter peak of Mt.Makalu dominates the breathtaking view.

We stay in the best traditional Tibetan hotel in Lhasa, centre of the city, close to the major attractions. With so much to see and explore in Lhasa, this will truly be an unforgettable experience.

Highlights

On this classic 8-day central Tibet tour, the sights in and around Lhasa and the adventure of the trans-Himalayan drive back across the desolately beautiful valleys of Central Tibet will leave you inspired by the rich religious heritage and spiritualism of the Tibetan people, and overwhelmed by the spellbinding landscapes of the Roof of the World. Lhasa is a city truly blessed by the Gods where life is unburied. Tsedang, situated 170km Southeast of Lhasa in the Yarlung Valley along the banks of the Tsangpo (Brahmaputra)river is the cradle of Tibetan civilization. This region abounds with important historical landmarks such as Samye, Yumbulakhang Chonggye, Mindroling and others.

Inclusions

  • Hotel accomodation budget style in Tibet
  • City sightseeing tour according to the programme with English speaking tour guide.
  • 8 days Central Tibet tour Budget on (BB) hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • English Speaking Tibetan guide
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees at monasteries 
  • Tibet Travel permit

Price

2 Persons:      US$1645 per person
3-5 Persons:   US$1630 per person
6-9 personst : US$1195 per person
 
Singe Room Supplement :US$185
*Government fees and airfares are subject to change
Cost are subject to change specially in high season.

Itinerary

Day 1 Fly to Lhasa. Arrive Lhasa, transfer to Hotel Upon arrival in Lhasa, your local guide and driver will meet you at Gonggar airport, drive about 65km to Lhasa city, check in the hotel. Please go slow and have a good rest today in order to acclimatize the high altitude. It is helpful to drink more water.Free day.

Day 2 Sightseeing tour in Lhasa: Visit - Drepung monastery , Jokang temple and Barkhor Bazaar - In Lhasa
Visit the Drepung monastery. This is the largest monastery in the world and once housed 10,000 monts and nuns. It was built in 1419 and the second, thrid and fourth Dalai Lamas lived and were entombed here. A visit to the kitchen of this monastery is a must. Look out for the washing machine in which the monks mix their butter tea. Next stop will the Jokhang Temple. This is the holiest shrine in Tibet and houses a golden statue of the Buddha. You then visit to the Barkhor Bazaar outside the Jokhang monastery. This is the bustling flea market where you can buy vouvenirs and meet other tourists.

Day 3 Sightseeing tour in Lhasa: Visit - Potala, Norbulingka summer palace and Sera monastery - In Lhasa
Visit to the Potala Palace is awesome. The Palace of the Dalai Lama, a treasure of Tibetan culture was, till 1965, the seat of both religion and politics in Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by Tsongtsen Gampo as a fort and later renovated by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century to its present specifications. Visit to the Narbulingka, the winter Palace of the Dalai lama built in the 18th century would be the next attraction in your sightseeing tour. Next you will visit to Sera Monastery, a preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs.

Day 4 Depart via Yamdrok Lake to Gyangtse, Visit Gyangtse Kubum Stupa & Pelkhor Chode Monastery. In Gyangtse.
After breakfast drive up to Kambala pass which is over 5000m, from there you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso there, which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Then keep driving to Gyantse, visit the famous Kumpum stupa (Pelhkhor Choede Temple) in Gyantse, the most stunning architectural wonder in Tibet.

Day 5 Drive Gyangtse to Shigatse
Drive Gyangtse to Shigatse, En route visit Shalu Monastery, visit Tashilhunpo Monastery and Shigatse Market .In the morning visit Tashilunpo Monastery, then we drive to Shigatse for overnight there.

Day 6 Drive Shigatse to Shegar
Drive Shigatse to Shegar, En route visit Sakya Monastery.
It is one of the typical Yuan Dynasty style of resembling castles. There are a lot of historical articles in the monastery, among them are found a lot of the imperial certificates, gold signets, crowns, costumes bestowed by the Yuan Dynasty emperors. It has over 10,000 volumes of Tibetan books on astronomy, medicine, calligraphy, and history. So the Sakya monastery enjoys the title ‘the second Dun Huang Cave.

Day 7 Drive to Zhangmu, En route visit Milerapa Cave, Zhangmu Hotel
Drive to Zhangmu. Zhangmu town is located in the border with Nepal is a very different place from the other ones you see on the way. All year round it is green with rains most of the time. You will think it is out of Tibet , as there are Sherpa people and Nepalese speaking a different language here.

Day 8 Walk across friend ship Bridge and drive back to Kathmandu.
Drive to the Friendship Bridge of the border and go through the China customs. Our guide will see you off at the Kodari of the Tibetan side. Transport would be waiting for you to pick up and transer to Kathmandu which is 114km, about 4 hours drive.

Note:The above itinerary and schedule is guideline only. It is subject to change due to logistic, local, technical, weather and other condition beyond our control. In Monsoon season part of the road from Lamasangu to Kodari can be disrupted due to landslide. In such situation it is often necessary to walk for several hours. In  winter snow can disrupt the road that goes throgh narrow pass from Zangmu to Nyalam. 

We can customize the tour to suit your requirements. We do our best to make the adventure tour smooth and hassle-free.

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