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Tibet 08 Days Overland Tour

Season: Apr till Jun & Sept till Nov Location: Tibet Altitude 5,200 m Difficulty level Moderate
Trip Fact

Destination  : Tibet

Duration        : 08 Days

Style of Tour : Cultural, Hisotrical and Spiritual

Accommodations
  • 3 nights Lhasa
  • 4 nights enroute
Meals
  • Breakfast = 08
  • Lunch       = 00
  • Dinner      = 00
Total Price
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Activities: Tibet 08 Days Overland Tour
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Trip code: FTT8DT
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About Tibet 08 Days Overland Tour

Tibet 08 Days Overland Tour is all it takes to experience all of the fascinating sights that Tibet has to offer: beautiful monasteries, quaint Tibetan villages, and the dry Tibetan landscapes with a great view of the high Himalayas.

Tibet 08 Days Overland Tour journey begins in Kathmandu, from where we embark on an hour-long trans-Himalayan flight to Lhasa, the administrative capital of Tibet also known as the Forbidden City. If the weather is clear the Himalayas reveal themselves, and it would not be surprising to get a good view of Mt. Everest. Tibet Overland tour first two days will then be spent in Lhasa, exploring the rich culture and heritage of this amazing city, visiting temples, monasteries and beautiful palaces. We then begin the Tibet overland journey back to Kathmandu, passing through quaint Tibetan townships, turquoise lakes, high passes with prayer flags, and ancient monasteries. On the highway to Kathmandu, we will definitely be able to witness the grandeur of the mighty Mt. Everest (8,848m), the highest peak in the world.

The last part of the Tibet 08 Days Overland tour is made incredibly breathtaking because of the sights of incredible rock formations, cascades and canyons. We also drive past Mt. Xixapangma (8,212m) further along this road. Driving through the dry plateau, we then find ourselves driving past lush-green valleys and cascading waterfalls. We end the journey in Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights:
    • Trans Himalayan Flight with fantastic view of Mt. Everest 8,848 m
    • Ancient Monasteries
    • Famous palaces of Lhasa.
    • Visit to one of the holy lake of Tibet Yamdrok Tso(Turquoise Lake)
    • Spectacular Landscape

After breakfast transfer to the Kathmandu airport  for flight to Lhasa. The flight duration for Kathmandu / Lhasa is 1 hour & 10 minutes. Take picturesque photograph of the icy peaks of the Himalayas from air while flying to Lhasa. During the flight (weather permitting) you will see the Yarlung Tsangpo river (Brahmaputra), Yamdrok-tso Lake, Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m),  Mt Makalu (8463m) and Mt Everest (8848m).  Upon touch down at the Gonggar Airport in Lhasa finish the immigration formalities and to Lhasa (183km). Here you will take complete rest for acclimatization.

Overnight at the hotel.

Includes : Breakfast; private vehicle for airport transfers; local guide in Tibet;  twin sharing accommodation.

Tour of Tibet starts with a visit of the ancient summer palace of Dalai Lama ‘Norbulingka which is now a public park.  It is situated in the western suburb of Lhasa City, at the bank of the Kyichu River, about one km (about 0.6 mile) southwest of Potala Palace. The garden covers an area of 360,000 square meters (about 430,000 square yards), with 374 rooms inside. It is the biggest man-made garden in Tibet Autonomous Region. The palace contains some fabulous murals fusing Tibetan history and myth.

After we drive west to  Drepung monastery, once the world’s largest monastery that housed more than 10,000 monks, it was also the resident of the Dalai Lama prior to Potala Palace. Since its establishment, Drepung Monastery has always been one of the most important Buddhist monasteries in Tibet. Although several destructions were taken place in different time but still you have lots of things to see by walking through numbers of narrow and twisted lanes.

Then in the afternoon, we visit another great Gelugpa Monastery Sera built in 1419 by Jamchen Choji Sakya Yeshi a disciple of Tsongka pa.  This is one of the best preserved monasteries in Tibet, where several hundred monks live and study within it’s whitewashed walls & golden roofs. Colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines are held here and these employ a style distinctive from those at Lhasa’s other famous monasteries.

Overnight at the hotel.

Includes : Breakfast; private vehicle for sightseeing tours; entrance fee; local guide in Tibet;  twin sharing accommodation

 

 

 

 

Today after breakfast you will be taken on a guided sightseeing tour of Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It comprises of the White and the Red Palaces with 1000 rooms. This was the site of King Songtsen Gampo’s palace during the mid-7th century. Potala has been the home of each of the successive Dalai Lamas, although since construction of Norbulingka summer palace in the late 18th century, it served only as a winter residence.   It was the seat of the Tibetan Government and with chapels, cells, schools for religious training and even tombs for the Dalai Lamas.

Then we visit Jokhang Temple which is in the centre of the Old Lhasa city. Jokhang temple is one of the most scared temple in Tibet, it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After you will have a time to walk around the Barkhor streets the most devotional circuit as well as crowded central market of Lhasa. In the olden days this was the most famous local market but now it has changed to tourist gift shopping centre.  Overnight at Hotel in Lhasa.

Includes : Breakfast; private vehicle for sightseeing tours; entrance fee; local guide in Tibet;  twin sharing accommodation

Following Friendship Highway, you drive past Khamba La at 4794 meter with a brief halt to savor majestic views of Yamdrok-tso Lake and Nazin Kang Sa standing proud at 7252m. On turning westwards, you come across another Karo La pass at 5045m. If you glance at the road, you can see huge glaciers tumbling down into the road. After hours of driving for 261 km, beautifully landscaped Tibetan villages become visible as you enter the town of Gyantse.

Overnight in a hotel.

Includes : Breakfast; private vehicle for sightseeing tours; entrance fee; local guide in Tibet;  twin sharing accommodation

 

 

Morning, visit Kumbum Monastery, the only Nepalese styled stupa in whole of Tibet.  It literally means “hundred thousand images of Buddha” and stands at 34 m high. The mural and wall paintings are the wonders of the stupa that mostly date back to its original time.  From the top, you can have a beautiful view of the old part of the town in the shadow of the fort.

Then we also visit Palkor Choede monastery which was started in the 14th century by the 1st Panchen Lama and local chieftain Kusang Rabten. The monastery is prominent with the main image of present Buddha, sitting right at the center of the inner temple attached to assembly hall.

From there we drive 10 minutes to Pala Manor, a well-preserved serf manor, located in Gyangze County of Shigatse as the epitome of Tibet’s past. Belonged to the noble Pala Family. Pala will show you the lifestyle of wealthy landed family who once lived here. The Pala Manor we see today still has 57 houses on an estate of 5000 square metres. The maze of rooms is richly decorated with exquisitely carved beams and painted rafters.

After, we drive 2.5 hours to Shigatse the second largest town in Tibet and the traditional capital of Tsang. Here we will visit the famous Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama who is the 2nd in the Buddhist religious hierarchy.  The monastery is Shigatse’s foremost attraction. Founded in 1447 by His Holiness the 01st Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Gendum Drup this is one of the four great monasteries of Central Tibet.  It is supervised and looked after by the Dalai Lamas and Panchen Lamas of the Gelugpa, or Yellow Hat Tradition. It has the glory of producing thousands of renowned scholars in the field of Mahayana Buddhist Philosophy and Tantra.

Overnight in a hotel.

Includes : Breakfast; private vehicle for sightseeing tours; entrance fee; local guide in Tibet;  twin sharing accommodation

Today after breakfast we continue our journey to Xegar  by crossing some of the high passes (Tsoula Pass – 4,500m, Gyatso La 5,200 m ) – on the way you can see beautiful landscapes with great views of the mountains (weather permitting).  On the way we will be visiting Sakya Monastery. Overnight in the Hotel.

Includes : Breakfast; private vehicle for sightseeing tours; entrance fee; local guide in Tibet;  twin sharing accommodation

Today our drive will be to Kerung the border town between Tibet and Nepal. We drive crossing the high pass of Lalung La Pass (5,124 m) from where you can get  a spectacular view of the high mountains like Everest (8,848 m), Xixapangma (8,012 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m)(weather permitting).  Kerung is a new exit point.

Overnight at Kerung.

Includes : Breakfast; private vehicle for airport transfer; local English speaking guide in Tibet and accommodation.

Today after breakfast we bid farewell to Tibet, drive about 25km to the Kerung Port, finish Immigration formalities then walk across the custom to Nepal territory and transfer to Kathmandu. Drive takes a more than 6 hours as the road is narrow, bumpy & rough. During the rainy season, the road will be muddy and can be closed because of the landslides.

Includes : Breakfast; private vehicle; local assistance

 

  •  All accommodation on twin sharing basis on bed & breakfast basis
  •  Private transportation during sightseeing tours depends on the size of the group Van/Bus.
  •  Local English speaking guide for sightseeing tours.
  •  Entrance fee to monuments.
  •  Tibet travel permit fee.
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Meals i.e. Lunch and Breakfast
  • Flight fare KTM/LHASA
  • Visa fee for Tibet
  • Your personal gears for travelling
  • Travelling Insurance
  • International flight tickets
  • Any extra cost incurred in case of political turmoil, natural disasters, epidemics, flight cancellation, sickness etcetc
  • Anything not mention in the include box

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