Alpine Lake in Tibet

Best Tibet Tour

  • Trip Duration8 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • Max. Altitude4350
  • Cost Starting FromContact Us
  • Destination: Tibet
  • Meals: Bed and Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation: Local Mountain Lodge
  • Max. Altitude: 4350
  • Min. Group Size: 2

Highlights

Palace of Potala and holy monasteries of Jokhang, Sera and Drepung.
Follow monks, mendicants and fellow pilgrims around the Barkhor, Lhasa’s fascinating medieval pilgrim circuit.

Tibet is famous for being “the roof of the world” with an average elevation of 4000 meters. Its one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations where adventure lurks around almost every corner. Lhasa, the capital, lies high in the barren wilderness of the Tibetan mountains and Tibet’s valley bottoms are higher than the highest mountains in most other countries! The snow-covered plateaus are the highest in the world and, including Mount Everest, which Tibetans see from ‘the other side’, the majority of mountains are over 15000 feet. This unique land is referred to as the real Shangri-la, the forbidden land, the roof of the world and the holy land of your innermost desire. Tibet has towering snow capped mountains, scattered herds of yak and nomads on the plateau, spectacular monasteries, tranquil lakes and transparent blue skies. Just a few of the reasons Tibet is a “must see” place in the world. From the Potala Palace and Jokhang Monastery, to the rich, ancient culture and the majestic mountains, Tibet really is a place to stir the senses and nourish the soul.

All of the monasteries we visit during our trip have their own history and religious significance. While on our 8 days trip we also cross a few high passes while being in constant company of the high Himalayas.

Itinerary

Day 1Kathmandu (1300) - Zhangmu (2,500m)/Nyalam (3700m): 123km/156 Km

Early in the morning scenic drive to Kodari / Kyirung (Nepal-Tibet Border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, an hour adventurous uphill drive by Bus & jeep(normally) or 2 hour walk uphill (in case of landslide to Chinese immigration, check-in to hotel or Continue drive to Nyalam. Stay overnight at Guest House.
Meals:Breakfast
Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel Basis
Transportation: Private Transportation
Escorted by: Guide

Day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world crossing over LALUNGLA (5,050M), from where, weather permitting, breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt Cho Oyu (8201 M) & Mt Xishapagma (8012M) but dwarfed by the Vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From TINGRI, one can enjoy the magnificence of Mt. Everest (8,848 M). Stay overnight at Guest House.
Meals:Breakfast
Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel Basis
Transportation: Private Transportation
Escorted by: Guide

Continue scenic drive crossing Over Gyatchu La (5,220M), the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse from where a road to Mt Kailash bifurcates to the west. Stay overnight at hotel.
Meals:Breakfast
Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel Basis
Transportation: Private Transportation
Escorted by: Guide

Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. Stay overnight the Hotel.
Meals:Breakfast
Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel Basis
Transportation: Private Transportation
Escorted by: Guide

Full day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5,010m), Kambala (4,749m), Colorful Yamdrok-Tso Lake and the Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo) – Stay overnight at Hotel.
Meals:Breakfast
Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel Basis
Transportation: Private Transportation
Escorted by: Guide

Full days sightseeing tour to Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, And Potala Palace Drepung & Sera Monasteries. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Meals:Breakfast
Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel Basis
Transportation: Private Transportation
Escorted by: Guide

Full days sightseeing tour to Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, And Potala Palace Drepung & Sera Monasteries. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Meals:Breakfast
Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel Basis
Transportation: Private Transportation
Escorted by: Guide

Early morning drive to Gonggar airport or train station for your departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination to Mainland China.
Meals:Breakfast
Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel Basis
Flight : Flight Ticket
Transportation: Private Transport
Escorted by: Guide

Trip Cost Details

Cost Include

  • All applicable China/Tibet Visa Fee
  • Airport Pickup/ drop service from airport 
  • Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • DailybBreakfast
  • Private transportation by jeep/van as per the group size
  • Necessary Tibet Travel Permit
  • Sightseeing and Entrance fee as per the itinerary
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • All the Government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Personal expenses like beverage, mineral water and tips
  • Natural and political disturbance and unforeseen circumstance
  • All other expenses which is not mentioned on cost include section 

Trip Map

Useful Info

Accommodations
We will be staying at guest house in Lhasa and Shigatse.  All of the accommodations are standard hotel basis. It is also possible to upgrade to a better hotel in Lhasa by paying an additional cost. All the accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request 

Meals
Only breakfasts are included in this trip. We are expected to pay for lunches and dinners on our own. Breakfast will be taken in the same place we stay for the night. Similar arrangements can also be made for dinner. Lunch will be taken en route to the next destination(s). We recommend our guest(s) to budget (US$10 to US$16) for lunch and dinner in a single day.

Best Time to Travel
Spring (March and April), summer (May, June and July) and autumn (August, Sept and Oct) are the best seasons for this wonderful journey.


 

Trip Note

Additional Information
If you would like to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability as per your time and schedule, please contact us to  mounttrails@gmail.com