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Tibet Cultural Tour (Drive in Fly Out) (8 Days)

Tibet Cultural Tour (Drive in Fly Out)
We have exclusively designed this central Tibet tour package to assist ardent travelers explore cultural wealth of Tibet. You will enjoy with Tibetan architecture, cultural heritages and historical places, you will  also find a perfect getaway to cleanse yourself spiritually. As you bask in the grandeur of Potala palace, you bond with Tibetan culture and history. You can stroll along Barkhor markets to observe colorful mosaic of Tibetan arts, culture, custom, tradition, lifestyle and cuisine. Visits to Jokhang temple and Drepung Monastery further heighten your excitement and zest. In the towns of Gyantse and Shigatse you have an exclusive opportunity to explore monasteries and fully immerse yourselves in the Buddhist culture. On this tour, you are in for an experience of a lifetime.
Itinerary
01 Day: Kathmandu - Nyalam (3750m)-123 km
02 Day: Nyalam - Lhatse (4300m) -214 km
03 Day: Lhatse-Shigatse (3900m)-244km
04 Day: Shigatse- Gyantse (3950m) 90km
05 Day: Gyantse - Lhasa (3650m)-259km
06 Day: Lhasa sightseeing tour
07 Day: Lhasa
08 Day: Kathmandu
Trip Outline
  • Trekking days - 8
  • Total days - 8
  • Min. Altitude - (1400m./4593ft.)
  • Max. Altitude - (5082m./16673ft.)
  • Overal walking - 6 hrs P/D
  • Trip Nature - Tours
  • Difficulty - Medium
  • Min. group size - 2
  • Age Limit - 14 - 65
  • Best Time - March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Services

Cost includes

Accommodation in twin sharing room on bed and breakfast basis

Transportation by Land-cruiser / Mini coach as per group size

Sightseeing with Tibetan guide as per itinerary

Monastery entrance fees

Tibet visa and travel permit

 

Cost does not include

Food (Lunch and dinner)

Personal expenses

Travel insurance

Air fare (Lhasa / Kathmandu US$515) one way

 

Long Itinerary
01 Day: Kathmandu - Nyalam (3750m)-123 km.
Early morning about 6 hours drive from Kathmandu to Kodari, after completing immigration in Nepal side, The Tibetan guide will meet the group on arrival at the check post nearby Friendship Bridge then drive uphill to Zangmu, the first Chinese check point, after completing immigration in Zangmu, proceed to Nyalam. Overnight at hotel.

02 Day: Nyalam - Lhatse (4300m) -214 km.
About 8 hours drive take you to the Lhatse crossing two spectaculars passes Nyalm pass (3800m) and Lalung-La pass (5082m). This drive offers fantastic view of High Mountain including Mount Everest (8848m). Overnight at hotel.

03 Day: Lhatse-Shigatse (3900m)-244km
It takes about 7 hours drive to Shigatse, the place of famous Tasilumpo monastery and seat of Panchan Lama until his death in 1989 with its huge Thanka wall which is clearly visible from north side of the road. If the road condition is good, drive up to 26 km along the road to Sakya monastery. It is one of the oldest and most important Bonpo monasteries in Tibet. Overnight at hotel.

04 Day: Shigatse- Gyantse (3950m) 90km.
In the morning visit Tasilunpo Monastery and free market of Shigatse. After lunch embark on a pleasant 2 hours drive to Gyantse. Where you will visit the Khumbum Stupa & Phalkar Monastery. Overnight at hotel.

05 Day: Gyantse - Lhasa (3650m)-259km
This is about 8 hours driving distance to get to Lhasa. Today we will cross two spectacular passes, the Korala (5010m) and Kambala (4794m) and Lake Yamdrok Tso. You will cross Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) river, the Potala palace is visible in long distance. Overnight at hotel.

06 Day: Lhasa sightseeing tour
After breakfast you will visit to Sera Monastery, Norbulinka (summer place of Dalai Lama), Jokhang temple and Barkhor markets. You are introduced about the interesting monastery, religion and market by our Tibetan guide. Finally, you head back to your hotel late afternoon for refreshment. Overnight at hotel.

07 Day: Lhasa
After breakfast, we take you to the Potala Palace (the palace for Dalai Lama) towering above city of Lhasa. Later in the noon after lunch, you will visit beautifully landscaped Drepung Monastery, Tibetan art center and museum. You can observe nuns and monks chanting and performing religious discourses. Finally you return to the hotel for delicious dinner. Overnight at hotel.

08 Day: Kathmandu
Transfer to the Gangkor Airport and fly back to Kathmandu. The flight duration is 1 hr and 10 minutes and it is one of the most beautiful flights in the world. Pick up from airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: As your time excusal and programme, we departure for your next destination. Or drop to international for final departure.
Drive in fly out, visit main cities in Tibet, Visit monasteries in Tibet, Best views of mt. everest, Cho-Oyu and other mountain ranges
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