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.
Starting Point: Kerung
Ending Point: Lhasa
Duration: 10 Days
Difficulty Level: Normal
Maximum Altitude: 5220m
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 Lhasa to Kathmandu [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 1336m]
Day 2 Prepare for Tibet
Day 3 Drive to Kerung.
Days 4 Drive Kerung to Xigatse. Drive Crossing Gyatchu LA [5220m] 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 5 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 KumburnStupa. Stay at the Gantse Guest House
Day 6 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 YamdrockTso [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 7-8 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 9 Lhasa to Kathmandu. Prepare yourself for one of the most beautiful flights in the world. On this TRANS HIMALAYAN FLIGHT you shall see the YarlungTsangpo 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.
Day 10 Depart Kathmandu