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Overland Lhasa Tibet Tour - 8 Days

Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu

The trip begins by crossing Nepal- China Border Highway from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Then we make our most fascinating trip to explore around Lhasa. Then, we fly back to Kathmandu from Lhasa. This is truly the trip of a lifetime with stunning scenery and cultural highlights.


Note:

All Trekking offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.


(The Trip cost varies depending on the group size, total number of days and services you require. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Us.)

Group Discount: Available

Day 1
Day 01: Kathmandu - Kerung Border – Kerung Town(2800m/168KM)

Our representative will pick up from hotel in Kathmandu in the morning then we will drive through small mountain road to the border at Nepalese side on the way you can enjoy the waterfall, river gorges, forest . Finally we will arrive Nepal Tibet newly opened Kerung border . Our Tibetan guide and driver will pickup at the border and make the necessary immigration paper work and then continue driving to Kerung town at the distance of 20 Km. Overnight at Kerung town at Phuntsok Rebsal Hotel.

Day 2
Day 02: Kerung – Pekutso – New Tingri , Known as Shegar(4050mts/ 270 Km)

After breakfast you will start your journey to new Tingri . You will pass by the most secred cave of Milarepa Yogi which date back to the 11th century and also the birth place of Milarepa. Continue driving through Gongthang La pass at the elevation of overl 5000m and then drive along Pekutso Lake and continue to old Tingri at the distance of around 100Km from Pekutso. The scenery is extremely beautiful with Shisa Pangma snow mountain on the right and Pekutso on the left.If the weather is nice , you will see Mt. Everest on the way to old Tingri. You will continue driving on the friendship highway and reach new Tingri after one hour drive . Overnight in Shegar at Roof of the Garden Hotel.

Day 3
Day 03: Shegar Shigatse(3950mts/ 240 Km)

Your Tour at around 9:30 am from your hotel and then drive though big mountain passes, Gyantso la 5,200mts and Tsola 4,500mts and some beautiful villey and then head for the sightseeing of Tashilhumpu Monastery. Overnight at Shigatse Yak Hotel.

Day 4
Day 04: Shigatse to Gyantse (3950mts /90Km)

You will start your tour at around 9am from your hotel then drive to Gyantse. Have lunch in Gyantse and then visit Palchoe monastery and Khubum Pagoda stupa. In the afternoon , explore the old town of Gyantse . Overnight in Gyantse at Yuthok Tibetan Hotel.

Day 5
Day 05: Gyantse – Yamdrok Lake – Lhasa (3,650Mts 371 Km)

You will start your tour around 9am from your hotel then drive towards Lhasa via 3 big mountain passes, Similar Kora La, Kampa La respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000Mts with it is most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdroke Lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampala pass.

Day 6
Day 06 -07: Full Day Sightseeing in Lhasa

After breakfast two full days sightseeing tour to Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazar, Potala Palace, Dropenling work shop and a Tibetan tea shop and Sera Monasteries . Overnight at Snow Heaven Hotel.

Day 7
Day 08: Lhasa to Kathmandu or Mainland China

After breakfast drive to Gonggar Airport or Train Station for your departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.

Cost Includes

  • Twin Sharing Accommodation as per the Itinerary on Bed & Breakfast (B/B) basis.
  • English Speaking Tibetan Guide.
  • Transpiration as per the Itinerary by Van or Bus Tibet Side
  • Monastery Entrance Fee.
  • Kathmandu to Kerung Transfer By Jeep.
  • Tibet Travel Permit.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner.
  • Insurance of any Kind.
  • Single Supplement .
  • Natural or Political Disturbance which beyond our Control.
  • Personal Expenses such as Drinks.
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Frequently asked Questions.

Where is Tibet?

Tibet is situated toward the south-west of China, likewise bordering India, Nepal, Burma and Bhutan. Tibet’s three original provinces are U-Tsang, Kham and Amdo. The general population in these locales all thinks about themselves Tibetan, although everyone has a solid identity and diverse tongues of Tibetan are used.

Under China’s occupation, Tibet has been partitioned up, renamed and joined into Chinese territories, with little reference to the original borders between Tibet’s areas. At the point when China refers to Tibet, it implies the Tibet Autonomous Region or TAR, which incorporates just U-Tsang and part of Kham. The rest of Kham was isolated amongst Sichuan and Yunnan Chinese areas. Amdo was partitioned between Gansu, Sichuan and Qinghai territories. The region covers a region of around 1.22 million km2, which represents 12.8% of the aggregate of China. The pristine snow capped view and inescapable Tibetan Buddhism environment and simple access to its neighboring nation Nepal make Tibet rank high of the movement travel bucket list. Its unmistakable geography and land area enable it to share the world’s most amazing mountaineering and trekking asset with its neighbor nation Nepal.

How can I obtain a Visa?

Flying out to Tibet requires a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit which can both be acquired in Kathmandu with the help of a travel company (Tibet via Nepal). A valid visa for China isn’t the same as a Tibet Travel Permit. Those with a Chinese traveler visa will at present need to apply for a Tibet travel permit. The permit is still required for remote foreign traveler travelling to Tibet from territory China. To obtain the permit you have to book a guide for your whole trip and pre-organize private transport for trips outside Lhasa. The trip outside Lhasa likewise requires extra permits which are arranged by the travel agent you are going with.

What is the time difference in Tibet?

Tibet Standard Time ( IST ) is 0800 hours (6 hours) ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8).
Passport

All who intend to enter Tibet must hold at least 6 months valid passport.
China Visa or Tibet Group Visa
To enter Tibet by means of Mainland China, right off the bat you have to apply China visa for entry to China. Tibet is a part of China, under the Chinese Central Government’s Sovereignty. Therefore to travel from China to Tibet, you need to acquire a China Visa at first stage before all are followed up. Visas for individual travel in China are very easy to get from most Chinese embassies. Most Chinese embassies and consulates will issue a standard 30-day, single passage visitor visa in three to five working days (an ‘L’ Visa means travel). If you are lucky, some embassies abroad may give you a 60 or even 90 days. However, in Hong Kong it is very easy to get a 90 day visa; most agencies can organize it in one day. In the event that you need greater adaptability to enter and leave China a few times, most Chinese embassies will issue a double-entry visa. Indeed, for the individuals who are to work, study or live temporarily in China, you may require the other related China Visa, for example, “F” Visa, “X” Visa or “Z” Visa, and so on. All these sort of visa holders can go in Tibet with the Tibet entry permits and other travel permits which can be obtained by neighborhood travel agency in Tibet with strict and serious procedure.

How to enter Tibet?

By Road: There are five main highways in Tibet, to be specific:
Sichuan-Tibet Highway – it runs between Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, and Lhasa.
Qinghai-Tibet Highway – it runs between Xining, the capital city of Qinghai, to Lhasa.
Yunnan-Tibet Highway – it runs between Yunnan territory and Tibet.
Xinjiang-Tibet Highway – it runs crosswise over boundless deserts, lofty and steep peaks.
The China-Nepal Highway – it is the main international highway in Tibet
By Air: Flying to Lhasa dependably requires a stopover in either China or Nepal. Lhasa Gonggar Airport is situated around 98 kilometers (around 61 miles) toward the south of Lhasa City. The main international trip to and from Tibet is between Lhasa and Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
By Rail: The Gormo to Lhasa railway extends for 1,142 kilometers (710 miles) and serves in as a connection between territory China and Tibet.

How is the weather in Tibet?

Since the country expands high elevation, usually difficult to predict the climate. It is cold in the most part. Lhasa and around it is cool, bright day during the day time however evening, night and morning will be cold. Need to bring sufficiently warm clothes.

When is the best time to visit Tibet?

The Tibetan atmosphere isn’t as harsh as we imagine it to be. Tibet’s climate is ideal to travel from April to the start of November, and most perfect in August and September. In any case, Lhasa’s climate is more clement than rest of Tibet, and is suitable to travel year-round. The sun radiation in Tibet is to a extremely strong. It’s not for nothing that Lhasa is known as the Sunlight City. The months of May, June and September are the primary tourist season in eastern Tibet.

What are the documents necessary for visiting Tibet?

Passport – valid for 6 months
Chinese Visa — you can apply for one from a Chinese Embassy or through China Highlights (who entry from China)
Group Visa —who entry from Nepal to Tibet after Tibet tour traveler can visit China mainland with valid group visa.
Individual Visa will be cancel when we apply for group visa (if visa is in the passport)
Tibet Entry Permit — it is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and is an absolute necessity for outsiders entering Tibet.
A few people who wish to travel to specific areas in Tibet must also obtain:
Travel Permit — it is required when you are planning to movement to closed areas in Tibet. These are issued after you land in Tibet.
Military Permit — it is acquired to travel to some militarily sensitive regions.

Can I organize a Tibet visa myself? Can I travel alone in Tibet?

Sadly, because of China’s extremely strict tourism policy for Tibet, it isn’t possible for you to get a visa independent from anyone else and it isn’t conceivable to not possible to travel Tibet on your own. As an authorized travel company we can organize everything; visa, allow to permit and all other paperwork.

Is altitude sickness a problem?

As Tibet is known as the Roof of the World it is the one of the highest places on the earth. Due to which many visitors from lower altitude area may suffer from altitude sickness. Most people endure minor effects of altitude sickness only including loss of appetite, headache and a propensity to have no vitality until the point when their bodies conform to the high landscape. This adjustment can take place from a few hours and in rare case for few days. If visitors do some simple preparations before going to Tibet, most of the symptoms of altitude sickness can be avoided. We recommend you talk to your local physician about AMS pills to help combat altitude sickness. Your guide will be there to assist you and help you throughout the trip.

Are there ATMs counters in Tibet?

There are ATM facilities easily available in Lhasa and Shigatse; however, it might be difficult to find one in other small towns.

What currency do I have to use in Tibet?

The unit of currency is Chinese Yuan. The Bank of China can exchange all the foreign currencies. The bank in Tibet /China is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Traveler’s cheques and credit cards are very difficult to be cashed outside the banks especially outside Lhasa.

Is politics a problem?

Most tourists, who stay with their tour and avoid getting engaged in the politics of the country, will not encounter issues.

What vaccination is recommended to Tibet traveler?

The suggested vaccination you should consider for this trip includes the following:
Chickenpox (Varicella)
Diphtheria & Tetanus Vaccinations
Hepatitis A The vaccine for Hepatitis A (eg Avaxim, Havrix 1440 or VAQTA)
Hepatitis B
Influenza The flu vaccine
Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)
Pneumonia A vaccine
Polio
Rabies
Tuberculosis
Typhoid
Yellow Fever

Will language barrier be there are problems?

Visitors to Tibet don’t have to worry about the language barrier by all. Every visitor will have an English-talking visit guide, and a most of the front work area staffs in the big hotels can communicate in English. The main languages used in a part of Tibet are Chinese, Tibetan, English and Nepali.

Is there internet access in Tibet for foreign traveler?

Certainly there is web access for foreign traveler in Tibet yet just on limited areas like Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse and Tsedang where some bistro gives web offices. Moreover, hotels in some city like Lhasa and Shigatse also provide internet facility to their customers.

Visa Information

Flying out to Tibet requires a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit which can both be acquired in Kathmandu with the help of a travel company (Tibet via Nepal). A valid visa for China isn’t the same as a Tibet Travel Permit. Those with a Chinese traveler visa will at present need to apply for a Tibet travel permit. The permit is still required for remote foreign traveler travelling to Tibet from territory China. To obtain the permit you have to book a guide for your whole trip and pre-organize private transport for trips outside Lhasa. The trip outside Lhasa likewise requires extra permits which are arranged by the travel agent you are going with.


Passport

All who intend to enter Tibet must hold at least 6 months valid passport.
Passport – valid for 6 months
Chinese Visa — you can apply for one from a Chinese Embassy or through China Highlights (who entry from China)
Group Visa — who entry from Nepal to Tibet after Tibet tour traveler can visit China mainland with valid group visa.
Individual Visa will be cancel when we apply for group visa (if visa is in the passport)
Tibet Entry Permit — it is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and is an absolute necessity for outsiders entering Tibet.
A few people who wish to travel to specific areas in Tibet must also obtain:
Travel Permit — it is required when you are planning to movement to closed areas in Tibet. These are issued after you land in Tibet.
Military Permit — it is acquired to travel to some militarily sensitive regions.


Weather Information

The weather in Tibet is similar to that of Mainland China, though with lower temperatures due to higher altitudes. Summers have warm days with strong sunshine and cool nights, but summer days can even be chilly at higher elevations. Winters are cold but there isn’t all that much snow. Lhasa enjoys much sunshine even in winter. Most of Tibet experiences frost at least 6 months of the year. Some high lakes are frozen from October to March. The weather varies a lot from region to region. Lhasa is an ideal destination because it is in a valley area of lower elevation.

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