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, travelling with a history of heart, lung or anemia problems should consult a doctor before considering a visit.
This trip 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 coupled with the breathtaking Trans-Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa.
Starting Point: Lhasa
Ending Point: Lhasa
Duration: 8 Days
Difficulty Level: Normal
Best time: Autumn/Spring/Summer
# 3-star hotel in Kathmandu & Tibet with Bed & Breakfast
# All land [Nepal-Tibet] private transportation including airport pickup/drop
# Sightseeing in Tibet with English spoken guide as per itinerary above
# All necessary paper works
# Travel and rescue arrangements, All taxes
# Tibet Visa
# Tibet permit
# Air fare Kathmandu to Lhasa [China Custom formalities]
# All personal expenses
# Travel & health insurance
# Lunch & drinks
# Medical expenses, Rescue charge if applicable
# Travel and rescue insurance, personal expenses & equipment [phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.]
# Extra expenses occurring due to illness. Accident. Road blockage, Landslides. Snow fall and floods etc to hire extra transport and facilities etc
# Nepal re-entry visa
# Monastery & monument fee in Tibet
# Any extra cost which is not mentioned above
Day 1 Arrival & transfer to Hotel
Day 2 prepare for Tibet
Day 3 Kathmandu to Lhasa. Fly over the highest mountains in the world to Gongar Airport (approx. 1 hr). Transfer to Lhasa (2 hr.). Rest of the day free for acclimatisation or visit local bazaar if time permits.
Day 2 Prepar for Tibet
Day 4/6 Lhasa. Sightseeing tour of Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery and Barkor Bazaar.
Days 7 Fly to Kathmandu
Day 8 Depart Kathmandu