7-day Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour

Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastry, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monaster,the Kubum Monastery, Karola Glacier, Yamtso Tso Lake, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery,the views of the Himalaya ranges.
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  • Tour Code: LSG-11
  • Pick-up Point: Zhangmu
  • Tour type: Group tour

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Lhasa is one of the most attractive and featured cities in the world. Not only because of its high altitude of 3650 meters above the sea level, but also because of its impressive heritages, unique culture and spiritual religion. Lhasa, the mysterious alluring land, attracts millions of tourists to visit Tibet. The 7-day tour will lead you to experience the unique Tibetan culture, genuine friendliness of the people and enjoy exotic aura of mysterious palaces and incredible spectacular beauty of the Tibetan Plateau.

FEATURES

  • All sightseeing, transfer, English-speaking guide and Chinese Lunch are included.
  • Sightseeing along the way from Nepal-China Boarder to the views of the Himalaya ranges.
  • Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastry, Barkhor Streeet, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery.
  • Visit the Kubum Monastery, Karola Glacier, Yamtso Tso Lake, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.
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TOUR ITINERARY

D1 Kathmandu (1500m) to Chinese Border (2250m), then to Nymlan (3900m

Tour starts from Kathmandu, you will be sent to China by private vehicle and meet your Tibetan tour guide at Zhangmu. Have a good rest in Zhangmu after lunch to acclimatize the altitude gradually. Then continue go up to Nymlan, where is 3900m high. (Nymlan is a county near the border and you can easily find hospital for if high altitude sickness happens) From the border to Nymlan, you will go through a steep winding road which passes through a mossy gully with cascading waterfall.

D2 Nymlan(3900m) to Shegar (220km, 4-5 hours driving)

Today's Highlights:

The views of the Himalaya ranges

After breakfast, drive along the Sino-Nepal Highway up to Shegar(New Tingri). we also get to enjoy fabulous views of the high mountains including Shisha Pangma (8,013m).Then from old Tingri you will view the amazing scene of Himalaya Range and Mt Everest. We are not getting into the Mt. Everest Base Camp stay overnight at Tingri. Overnight in Hostel in Tingri .

D3 Shegar/ Shigatse (250km, 4-5 hours)

Today's Highlights:

Tashilunpo Monastery

Today we are going to the second largest city in Tibet - Shigatse. Visit the famous Tashilhunpo Monastery as known as the home to the official throne of Panchen Lama upon arrival. Overnight in Shigatse .

D4 Lhasa/Yamdrotso lake/Gyangtse/ Shigatse

Today's Highlights:

The Kubum monastery; Yamdrok Lake; Korola Glacier

Today we are driving back to Lhasa via Gyantse town. Visit the Kubum monastery, 100,000 images in Tibetan, is the town's foremost attraction, the 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome, is awe-inspiring. After visiting the monastery, we continue our way to Lhasa, stopping for photographs at the Karola Glacier (4960m). After a few hours ‘driving, we will find the fabulous shade of deep turquoise, Yamdro-tso Lake, shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in color. In late afternoon of today, we arrive in Lhasa.

The Yamdro-tso Lake is the largest freshwater lake at the foot of the Himalayas, which is surrounded by many snow-capped mountain and in the distance you have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (7191m). It is the highest mountain near Lhasa.

D5 Lhasa Sightseeing: Potala Palace/Jokhang Temple/Barkhor street

Today's Highlights:

Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street

Morning section to visit the famous Potala palace and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens(stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, figures of the Buddha. Made of precious metal.

Afternoon section visiting to the holist temple in Tibet, the Johkang Temple, built during songtsen gonpo’s reign by princess wencheng of tang dynasty, 647 A.D. The inner circuit is also situated inside the temple and is lined with prayer-wheel and murals outlined in gold on red background, which depict the thousand buddhas, interspersed with stupas and relief-images. Johkang is circuit. The circular pilgrim route around Jokhang temple is called barkhor and later flourished, forming the embryo of the city.

The barkhor market itself is the most active in all tibet,and it is possible to purchase traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and tradition tibetan clothes etc. Overnight in Lhasa

D6 Lhasa Sightseeing: Sera Monastery/Drepung Monastery

Today's Highlights:

Visit Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery

Drepung monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It was once home of 10000 monks and Ganden podrang in Drepung is famous it was the government centre during fifth dalai lama and later moved to the famous potala palace during fifth dalai lama. By the time you can also vist the Nechung monastery located 1km southeast of Drepung and is the abode of the protector deity pehar and the seat of the state Oracle of Tibet. In the afternoon exploring the Sera monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa’s disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive is that Monks debiting is held there in the courtyard at around 6-7:30 in the afternoon section. Overnight at Lhasa (Notice, the sequence of sightseeing of first two days may be adjusted according to the reservation of visiting Potala Palace) Overnight in Lhasa .

D7 Departure Lhasa

Transfer you to the airport/train station, tour ends.

PRICE INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION

Price Includes:
1. Tibet Entry Permit and Alien's travel Permit
2. Transport - Transfer between airport/train station and Lhasa city - Lhasa City transportation, Tourist Vehicle according to Group size -Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-EBC-Zhangmu, Tourist Vehicle according to spring/summer/autumn,
3. Environment friendly local bus between Rongpuk and EBC
4. Professional Tibetan English speaking tour guide
5. Oxygen provided while travelling to EBC
6. Hot water bottle and sleeping bag provided in winter while travelling to EBC
7. Travel Agency Service Charge
8. Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance;
9.Accommodation - Economy Hotel sharing twin room with breakfast buffet in Lhasa and Shigatse; Hotel in Lhasa:Lhasa YAK Hotel(or other similar Hotel ) TEL:0891-6300009 Address:No.100 Beijing East Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa Hotel in Shigatse: Tsangba Hotel(or other similar Hotel ) TEL: 0892-8669888FAX:0892-8667888 Address:Shigatse,RenbuRoad ,No.9 - Tent or Guest House at Rongpuk - 2-star facility accommodation sharing twin room with Chinese style breakfast in Old Tingri Hotel in Old Tingri: Snow leopard Hotel(or other similar Hotel ) TEL:0892-8262268
10. One welcome Dinner in Lhasa
Price Excludes:
1. Lunches and Dinners
2. Tips to driver and tour guide, Tip as you wish
3. Breakfast at Rongpuk
4. Other personal expense
5. Admission fee of all tourist sites in itinerary
Optional Service:
Our company provide Kodari(Nepal border) to Kathmandu private transfer service at 230USD/car, if you need, please ask it from your travel advisor.
Note:
1.The price may be appropriately discounted when you book except 26th June to 15th October.
2. You could pay a bit extra money if you want to upgrade the criterion of room.
3. Children under 6-year-old accompanying the adult are charged free..
4. If you travel alone, we will contact you whether the tour is guaranteed
5. The Price is for one place in twin share room including breakfast, please take notice of the single room supplement. Single supplements are 230 dollars.

INSURANCE

  • Our policy covers you against personal accident, medical costs to domestic flight delays.
  • Medical expenses up to CNY 30,000
    Personal accident up to CNY 300,000
    Flight delay (over 4 hours) up to CNY 400
  • We strongly recommend you to have more comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs during hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country.

CANCELLATION POLICY

We understand that there may be many unforeseen events happen. Please note with the cancellation policy if you have to cancel your tour after booking.

For land tours only:
1. 15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.
2. 7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price
3. 2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price
4. within 2 days of commencement of services or no-show travelers: charge 100% of the tour price
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

If any air tickets/ train tickets /hotel booking made, all cancellation penalties imposed by the airline/ China Rail / Hotels will apply.

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