Tibet Cultural Tour

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Trip Duration
08 Days 07 Nights
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Trip Overview

Tibet Cultural tour is one of our most popular tours and provides a good overview of Tibet for those with limited time. We take the Friendship Highway between Kathmandu to Lhasa, along the way visiting such important sites as the Sakya Monastery, Shigatse, the Shalu Monastery and Gyantse.

You will spend two days on a guided sightseeing tour of Lhasa that covers all of the major historical sites. On the eighth day we transport you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

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Itinerary - Tibet Cultural Tour

Day 1
Kathmandu(1300m) - Zhangmu (2300m) - Nyalam (3750m) 6-7 hrs

Embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Kodari (123 km.) Walk to the Friendship Bridge and after completing custom and immigration formalities drive uphill to Zhangmu then proceed to Nyalam (30 km.) following the Bhote Koshi River in a deep valley with some overflowing waterfalls.

O/N Guest House (BB).

Day 2
Nyalam - Lhatse (4050 m) 5-6 hrs

Early morning drive through Nyalam pass with the view of Jugal Himal. A continued drive via Lalungla Pass (5050 m) from where we have a breathtaking view of the Himalayan Range including Mt. Everest (8848m).

O/N at Guest House (BB)

Day 3
Lhatse - Shigatse (3850m) 3-4 hrs

Then after a few hour drives along beautiful rivers we finally reach our destination Shigatse the place of the famous Tashihunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama until his death in 1989 with its huge wall clearly 2 hours of driving.

O/N at hotel (BB)

Day 4
Shigatse - Gyantse (3975m) 2 hrs

After breakfast, visit Tashilhunpo Monastery . the monastery is the traditional seat of successive, the second highest ranking tulku lineage in the Gelukpa tradition. After sightseeing we drive to Gyantse which will take around 2 hours of driving.

O/N at hotel (BB).

Day 5
Gyantse - Lhasa (3490m) 6-7 hrs

Today you will have a sightseeing tour to the Khumbum Stupa. The Khumbum stupa is an architectural masterpiece built in the style of 108- sided Mandala. It is the most revered stupa in Tibet and houses 112 chapels of which only 23 are open to the public. After the sightseeing we will have a 6-7 hours drive to Lhasa crossing the Karola Pass (4794m). the Karola pass climbs between two lofty mountains, Nozing Khangsa (7223m) and Ralung (6236m) while driving you will see the Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake) which takes approx. 1 hr to cross around. After passing Kampala, Lhasa Valley is seen to the north. You will also cross the Brahmaputra River. Reaching Lhasa and check in hotel.

O/N hotel (BB)

Day 6
Sightseeing tour Lhasa

These two days you will be engrossed with sightseeing and excursion of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.

O/N at hotel (BB)

Day 7
Sightseeing tour Lhasa

Tour Continues..

Day 8
Lhasa - Kathmandu OR to Main Land China

After breakfast drive to airport drive to airport (1.5 hrs) or railway station (20-30 min) to catch flight or Train to onward destination.

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Additional Remarks - Tibet Cultural Tour

Service Includes - Tibet cultural tour

- Dormitory OR twin sharing accommodation as per the itinerary on BB basis ( Bed & Breakfast)
- English speaking Tibetian Guide
- Monastery entry fees of mention places
- Tibet travel permit
- Drive from Kathmandu to Kodari and Zhangmu to Lhasa by tourist bus.

Service Excludes - Tibet cultural tour

- Travel Insurance (must cover all risk undertaken)
- Tibet Group Visa Fee
- Airfare OR train fare to onward destination
- Nepal re-entry visa fee
- Lunch and dinner in hotel or restaurant
- Liquor beverages (hard and soft drinks)
- Gratuity for staff
- Expenses of personal nature (phone call, laundry etc.)
- Service of porter while crossing FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE
- Service of porter or other vehicle in between in case of landslides OR other nature calamities beyond our control
- Expenses incurred during rescue services and services not mentioned herein.

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Trip Highlights

Himalayan Range including Mt. Everest

Tashilhunpo Monastery

Khumbum Stupa

Turquoise Lake, Brahmaputra river

Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokhang temple

Barkhor market, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery


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Lhatse Guest House or similar standard

Everest Friendship Hotel or similar standard

Zong shang Hotel or similar standard

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