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Trek type : Hotel
Trek Grade : Moderate (because of altitudes visited)
Duration : 8 days - ex-Kathmandu
Activities : Culture Tour & Camping Trek
Best Time to go : April (last week), May, June, July, August, September
Departure dates : By Agreement

Tibet remains one of the most interesting, remote and undeveloped parts of the world, situated at an average elevation of 5000m (16000 ft) above sea level. Its limited tourist facilities are now approaching a reasonable standard.
A trip to Tibet is not for the faint hearted, the travelling can be hard, adventurous and often unpredictable.

Due to Tibet's high altitude, travellers with a history of heart, lung or anemia problems should consult a doctor before considering a visit.

The most popular tour is this 8 day package where clients overland in from Nepal and fly back from Lhasa. It offers a spectacular insight into the life and culture of these friendly people. From the ancient monasteries with chanting monks, to the tranquil shores of the Turquoise Lake Yamdrock, this trip has all, concluding with the breathtaking Trans-Himalayan flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

Day 01 : Kathmandu to Zhangmu. (123 Kms) Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Kodari (approx. 6 hr.). After doing immigration and custom formalities drive to Zhangmu (approx. 35 minutes) in a bus or truck provided there is no landslide. Otherwise walk uphill with local porters which will take 2 hr.. to Zhangmu Immigration Post. Complete custom formalities. Stay at Zhangmu Hotel.

Day 02 : Zhangmu to Xegar. (244 Kms) Drive (approx. 7 hr.) to Xegar Crossing LALUNG LA (5050m) and NYALAMU (3800m) Pass. This drive offers fantastic views of the high mountains including Mt. Sagamartha (Everest) (8848m). Stay at Hotel Everest.

Days 03 : Xegar to Xigatse. (244 Kms) Drive (approx. 8 hr.) to Xigatse Crossing LHAKPA LA (5220m) and TSUO LA (4500m). Xigatse has the famous Tashilumpo Monastery and seat of Panchem Lama until his death in 1989. The Monastery has the huge Thangka Wall which is clearly visible on the north side of the road. Stay at Hotel Xigatse.

Day 04 : Xigatse to Gyantse. (90 Kms) In the morning visit the Tashilumpo Monastery and the free market of Xigatse. In the afternoon drive to Gyantse and visit Phalkor Monastery and Kumburn Stupa. Stay at the Gantse Guest House

Day 05 : Gyantse to Lhasa. (259 Kms) An 8 hr drive takes you to Lhasa Crossing, the KARO LA (5010m) and KAMBALA (4794m). You will drive via Yamdrock Tso (Turquoise Lake) which takes approx. 1 hour to drive around. After passing KAMBA LA, Lhasa Valley is seen to the north. The bridge over the Brahmaputra River is crossed before reaching Lhasa.

Days 06-07 : Lhasa. Your guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of Potala Place, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Barkhor Bazaar. Overnight at Lhasa Holiday Inn.Day 6 & 7: Lhasa. Your guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of Potala Place, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Barkhor Bazaar. Overnight at Lhasa Holiday Inn.

Days 08 : Lhasa to Kathmandu. Prepare yourself for one of the most beautiful flights in the world. On this TRANS HIMALAYAN FLIGHT you shall see the Yarlung Tsangpo River, Lake Yamdruk, Kanchenjunga (8586m), Makalu (8436m) and Sagamartha (8848m). Transfer to Gongar Airport which takes about 2 hr. and your flight duration is one hour ten minutes.

Cost ???

Cost included : Sightseeing tours by private minibus/coach with English speaking guide. Entrance fees of monasteries, accommodation for 3 nights with breakfast. Tibet visa fee and travel permit. Kathmandu/Lhasa /Kathmandu airfare.

Cost not included :Extra hotel expenses, single room supplement where requested, any personal expenses (bottled soft drinks, telephone charges, video/camera fees, etc.), domestic and international airfares, medical costs (except medical attention given by trek leader), rescue charges,, airport departure tax in KTM and LXA, Nepal re-entry visa and visa extension costs, meals other than breakfast.

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