Tibet Overland Tour (Drive in Fly out)

10 Days
Tibet
2
Moderate
  • Trip Code: Tibet Tour (Drive in Fly out)
  • Trip Type: Tour
  • Max. Altitude: 4650
  • Travel Mode: Coaches/Air

This is a very famous route which starts from Kathmandu and ends in Lhasa through Friendship Highway. From Kathmandu (1300m) the road travels gently up to Kerung (1873m) then leaving Nepal to make a steep switchback ascent to Kerung (2300m) into China in Tibet.
The road then climbs to the top of Tong-la (5120m), continuing to Tingri (4390m),and then down to Shigatse and Lhasa(3510m). The highway is very well paved and maintained by Chinese government so it will be a pleasant journey. also, the route takes in most of Tibet’s main culture sites,Sakya, Gyantse, Shigatse and Lhasa. Highlights en route are Sakya monastery, the largest monastery in Tibet, Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city, Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama, Shalu Monastery, Gyantse (Tibet’s ancient trading hub) and the beautiful Turquoise Lake, Yamdrok Tso, which is Tibet’s largest freshwater lake.

Overview
Trip Code Tibet Tour (Drive in Fly out)
Trip Duration 10 Days
Trip Type Tour
Trip Grade Moderate
Min Group Size 2
Max Altitude 4650
Trip Start Kathmandu
Trip End Kathmandu
Best Season April-Nov
Transportaion Coaches/Air
Meals Bed and Breakfast
Acommodation Lodges/Hotels
Itinerary

On arrival in Kathmandu Airport, you would be met and received by our representative & transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

After breakfast proceed for city tour of Kathmandu visiting Durbar Square, complex of palaces, courtyard and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, use to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. In the afternoon visit the Swoyambunath Stupa and Patan City. Swoyambhunath Stupa, atop the hillock is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal enlisted in the World Heritage Site. Patan City is an enchanting melange of palace buildings, artistic courtyard and former palace complex. One remarkable monument here is a 16th century temple dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Krishna, built entirely of stone.

Departure at 05.30 from Katmandu, after and approx. 6 hour’s drive. We reach Kerung (Nepal-China Border). Further half hour drive by truck will bring us to Kerung, where after completion of immigration formalities check drive to Tingri. Overnight.

FromKerung road follows the Bhotekoshi river in a deep valley with plenty of waterfalls. After 1-5 hrs. Drive brings us to Nylam Pass (3800m) with the Jugal Himal in view. A continued drive via Lalungla (5050m) will bring us in view of Mt. Langtang (7245m), Mt. Xixapangma (8013m) and Mt. Dorge Lakpa (6980m), Mt. Makalu (8464m) Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), and Mt.Cho O Oyu (8201m). Overnight.

Tingri is 03hr away over a 5220m pass near the petrol station, there is a small restaurant where tea snacks available. Depending upon the road conditions, Shakya Monastery, which is 26 km. Off from the main road will be visited. Shakya is one of he oldest and most important monastery. Reach Xigatse, the place of the famous Tashilumpo Monastry the seat of Panchen Lama his death in 1989 with its huge thanka Wall cleary visible on north side of the road. Overnight.

After visiting Tashilunpo Monastery in the morning including the bazaar of Xigatse, drive to Gyantse, which is 02 hr. this is small bustling town, steeped in the history. It lies 264km south west of Lhasa on the northern bank of Nyalun Chu River. In the 15th century it served as the capital of the small kingdom. Visit Kumbun Chorten and Phaklakor Monastery, which was, built around 1400 ad it later, became the main Centre for trade with British India. Overnight.

08-hr drive takes you to Lhasa crossing the Karola Pass (4794m). The Karola climbs between two lofty mountains, Nozing Khangsa (7223m) and Ralung (6236m) while driving you will see the Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake) which takes approx. 1 hour to cross around. After passing Kampala, Lhasa Valley is seen to the north. You will also cross the Brahmaputra River. Reaching Lhasa and check in hotel. The accompanied guide will reconfirm your onward airline ticket. Overnight l.

These days you will be engrossed with sightseeing and excursions of the Potala Place, The Jokhang Temple surrounding Barkhor market Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Overnight.

Transfer to airport 02hr.drive Representative will assist you. Departure of flight to Katmandu would be approx 10.00 hour. China Standard Time and arriving Katmandu at 09hr.

Service Includes/Excludes

Trip Cost Include:

» Accommodation as per program on bed and breakfast basis
» Transportation by 1 unit land cruiser/Van/Coaches
» All necessary permits
» 1 English-speaking Tibetan guide
» Entrance fee including Potala, Jorkhang, Yamdrok, Pelkor Chode& Kumbuk, Tashilunpo
» Airpot pick up and drop

 

Trip Cost Exclude:
» Airfares and airport tax
» China visa
» Lunch and dinner not mentioned above
» Tips, drinks and expense due to nature
» Tibet Visa fee
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