Best Of Tibet Tour 8 Days

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8 Days

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Start your journey to Tibet with a spectacular flight over the snow capped Himalayan mountains Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m/ 28,169ft), Mt. Everest (8848m/ 29.028ft), Mt. Makalu (8463m/ 27,766ft) and others. You visit the Potala the monumental palace of Kings and Dalai Lamas, with its numerous chapels. The view of the holy city from the roofs is unforgettable. Excursion to the Sera and Drepung monasteries which were amidst the largest monastic institutions in the world. The Chorten tombs of three Dalai Lamas are sited at Drepung. Sera is one of the best-preserved monasteries in Tibet. Drive past the beautiful Turquoise lake on the way to the historic town of Gyantse with its unique multi-storied Kumbum Stupa. At Shigatse walk through the massive Tashilungpo monastery and visit the memorial 'Chorten' of the late Panchen Lama. At the high plains of Old Tingri meet up with the trek crew and start trekking to North Everest Base Camp. The trek will take you up the historic expedition route from Old Tingri to Rongbuk Monastery crossing the Langma La pass (16,900 ft). Later hike up to the North Everest Base Camp and explore the Rongbuk glacier set directly below the massive north-face of Mount Everest. After gazing at the world’s highest mountain scenery from Rongbuk drive by way of the amazing.

 Kathmandu-Zhangmu-EBC-Shigatse-Gyantse-Lhasa
 
Day 1: Kathmandu-Zhangmu / 130km
Day 2: Zhangmu-Old Tingri / 210km
Day 3: Old Tingri-EBC / 70km
Day 4: EBC-Shigatse / 350km
Day 5: Shigatse-Gyantse-Lhasa / 360km
Day 6&7: Lhasa city tour
Day 8: Tour end

Day1: Kathmandu-Zhangmu / 130km
Highlights: Arrival & Pick-up and Acclimatization
Schedule today: Arrange by yourself the transportation from Kathmandu to Zhangmu border, cross the Friendship Bridge (China-Nepal border) and the Chinese Customs by yourself; afterwards, your Nepal to Tibet overland tour with us officially starts, our guide & driver will be picking you up from the border and then drive to town of Zhangmu; acclimatize and rest in hotel.
 
Day2: Zhangmu-Old Tingri / 210km
Highlights: Mt. Shishapangma & one more day's acclimatization
Schedule today: Drive 210 km from Zhangmu to Old Tingri (alt.4300m), the road is well paved. On the way, you could see Mt. Shishapangma(alt.8012m) which is the only 8000+ meters mountain that totally within the territory of Tibet. Tonight we will stop and overnight at Old Tingri, there you could see Mt. Everest, the sunset view is also very awesome if the weather is good.
 
Day3: Old Tingri-Everest Base Camp / 70km or 170 km depends on route
Schedule today: In the morning, drive to Mt. Everest Nature Reserve, the driving distance is not long today but road is unpaved and very bumpy; if weather permits, on the top of the Gyalpo-la pass you can see the beautiful peaks of 4 highest mountains over 8000 meters (Mt. Everest; Mt. Makalu; Mt. Lotse; Mt. Cho Oyu) in the world at the same time, what a great picture. Before arriving at the EBC, you will first visit the highest monastery in the world-Rongbuk Monastery, which is also a good position to watch the Everest, the sunset view is fantastic when weather is good.

Day 4: EBC-Shigatse / 350km
Schedule today: You can wake up early to see the sunrise view over the Everest if you like; after breakfast, we will drive towards Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, where you will visit the Tashilumpo Monastery which is the seat of Panchen Lama, the equally important religious figure in Tibet as the Dalai Lama. The monastery was built by the first Dalai Lama in 1447, and inside the Monastery placed the highest statue of Buddha in Tibet which is 26.8 meters high.
 
Day 5: Shigatse-Gyantse-Lhasa / 360km
Highlights: Kumpa Stupa & Pelcho Monastery, Karola Glacier, Yamdrok Lake
Schedule today: In the morning, drive to the historic town of Gyantse, there you will visit the largest stupa in Tibet-Kumpa Stupa (Ten-thousand stupa), just next to the Stupa is the Pelcho Monastery. Afterwards, drive to Yamdrok Lake, according to local mythology, Yamdrok Lake is the transformation of a goddess, on the Gangbala Pass, you will have a clear picture of this Tibetan holy lake in turquoise, and in distance you can also see the snowcapped Summit of Ninjingkangsang. On the way, we will stop to visit the Karola Glacier too. End in Lhasa today.
 
Day 6: Lhasa city tour
Highlights: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Backhor Street
Schedule today: In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa-Potala Palace, the successive Dalai Lama's winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism-Jorhkang Temple, where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every corner of Tibet. Both sites are under the list of the world cultural heritages by the UNISCO. Afterwards, free time for you to wander through the Backhor Street, the busiest street in old Lhasa quarter. One welcome dinner will be given for free today; you will have a chance to taste the most genuine local Tibetan food and drinks.
 
Day 7: Lhasa city tour
Schedule today: In the morning, we will visit Drepung Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College with the biggest number of monks in Tibet. The monastery used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama before the 5th Dalai Lama moved his residency to the Potala Palace. And in the afternoon, we will visit another influential Gelugpa Monastery-Sera Monastery, where the largest scale of scripture debating among monks is famous all across Tibet.
 
Day 8: Schedule: Your Nepal to Tibet overland tour ends; our guide and driver will drop you off at airport or train station in
 
Cost included:

1. All travel permits required during this tour.
2. Well maintained tourists' vehicle throughout the tour.
3. Local licensed Tibetan English speaking tour guide.
4. Accommodation with breakfast included as shown below.
5. All the entrance tickets fee in the itinerary.
6. Tour guide and vehicle's entry fee into EBC.
7. Oxygen supply on the vehicle.
8. Travel insurance only for accident.
9. Government tax and travel agent's service fee.
Cost Exclude:

1. Lunches and Dinners.
2. Tips to driver and tour guide.
3. Bank service fee when you transfer deposit to our company.
4. Chinese visa fee in Kathmandu
5. Single room supplement fee if ever
 

TRAVEL INFORMATION ON TIBET

Most importantly, all travellers travelling in TIBET are kindly requested to bear in mind that TIBET being extremely remote and isolated by the most formidable Himalayan ranges, remains still one of the most captivating but least developed parts in the world. With its very short history of tourism (just about 8 years), the facilities for tourists although being upgraded are still at basic and limited scale. So, the visitors are requested not to have high expectation in terms of facilities in TIBET. However, we will always put all our effort to make your journey as pleasant as possible.

Besides, the road between TIBET & NEPAL is not up to the standard. It is rough, bumpy and full of bends. Particularly, during monsoon (June - August), it can be temporarily obstructed by landslides and erosion. So, a bit sporty wears and shoes are much advised facilitation the travellers to walk over the landslides (specially in the NEPAL portion)

OVERCOMING ALTITUDE PROBLEM

Travelling in Tibet is an adventure involving high altitude and could be strenuous. So far, most visitors have only minor effects from the altitude. However, we advise specially the guests with known heart or lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before travelling. Mild headache, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder can take place before acclimatisation.

Our advice: Drink 4 ltr. of water a day, don\'t exhaust yourself so much and breathe deep and take rest more than usual.

BOOKING & VISA

Minimum 2 weeks in advance (for booking from outside KATHMANDU) and one week (from within KATHMANDU) a firm booking with full payment along with full passport details (incl. Full Name, Date & place of birth, Passport No., Date of issue & Expiry, Profession, Sex Home Address, Tel. No., etc.) should reach us. We arrange CHINA/TIBET visa at a cost of USD 114.00 per person & 198.00 for USA citizen per person. For visa procedure, 5 full working days are required with a condition that clients should be available in KATHMANDU, otherwise urgent charge will have to be borne by the clients.

 

CANCELLATION

50% of the tour cost will be charged as cancellation fee if you cancel the tour within 7 days prior to the start of the tour  (for booking from outside KATHMANDU) and USD 100.00 will be charged (for bookings in KATHMANDU,) No refund, thereafter, also for NO-SHOWS, DELAY ARRIVAL or whatsoever reasons.

RISK & LIABILITY

We shall put all efforts in making your journey smooth and pleasant. However, as all Tibet tours are run strictly under TIBET TOURISM AUTHORITY, or its agents shall not be responsible of any change or cancellation of programmes due to any unavoidable circumstances such as road blockade, flood, snow, unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrivals, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurring thereof shall be done by clients. So it is most advisable that clients to have full insurance against medical and personal accidents risks. Cancellation insurance is also most advised from your home country.

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 8 Days
Seasons : Jun, july, oct,Nov,march and april,may
Type: Moderate
Activities : Culture Tours
No. of Pax : from 2 Person above
Starts From : Kathamandu
Ends at : kathamandu

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