I would like you to know that I enjoyed your quality of service and timeless serving by your company and group for the trekking of Annapurna Circuit short trek. It is especially the most memorable trekking of my life.
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Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland tour is an exotic journey from Kathmandu to Lhasa and vice versa which will let you enjoy the Hindu cultural sights of Kathmandu and Buddhist monasteries of Lhasa. This fascinating journey will let you enjoy some of the best Himalayan scene and cultural settlements of the high lands of the Himalayas. Lhasa (3650m) the capital city of Tibet is rich in cultural and natural beauty along with ancient cultural artifacts. Some of the famous sites of Lhasa are Potala palace, Sera monastery, Drepung monastery, Jokhang Tempale, Barkhor market and Norbulingka Palace, Summer Palace of Dalai Lama.
Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland tour starts with a classic exploration of Kathmandu city and exotic Himalayan flight to Lhasa. Upon your arrival we will assist you throughout your travel. Enjoy cultural programs, evening sightseeing around the city and delicious dinner. Commencing tour into the Himalayan kingdom of Tibet will let you explore the natural and historical sightseeing and enjoy the warm hospitality of the Tibetan inhabitants.
Early in the morning scenic drive to Kerung Border (Nepal-Tibet Border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, an hour adventurous uphill drive by Bus & jeep(normally) or 2 hour walk uphill (in case of landslide to Chinese immigration, check-in to hotel or Continue drive to Kerung. Stay overnight at Guest House.
Day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world. from where, weather permitting, breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt Cho Oyu (8201 M) & Mt Xishapagma (8012M) but dwarfed by the Vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From TINGRI, one can enjoy the magnificence of Mt. Everest (8,848 M). Stay overnight at Guest House
Continue scenic drive crossing Over Gyatchu La (5,220M), the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse from where a road to Mt Kailash bifurcates to the west. Stay overnight at hotel.
Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. Stay overnight the Hotel.
Full day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5,010m), Kambala (4,749m), Colorful Yamdrok-Tso Lake and the Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo) – Stay overnight at Hotel.
Two full days sightseeing tour to Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, And Potala Palace Drepung & Sera Monasteries. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Early morning drive to Gonggar airport or train station for your departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination to Mainland China.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.