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Tour to Lhasa- Tibet From Nepal - 15 Days

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Tour to Lhasa- Tibet From Nepal: 15 Days: (Accommodation; Hotel/Lodge)

This tour is highly recommended for those longing to travel to Tibet from Nepal. Here, you enter Tibet at Gyirong Port on the border and  directly head to take the world famous Mount Kailash and  Manasarovar Lake Kora which is  one of the fabulous trekking route in the world. Then, leaving Mount Kailash, you head  to explore another significant peak in Tibet; the highest peak in the world; Mount Everest. Similarly, you travel to the Lhasa; the capital of Tibet. Along the friendship highway, there are sites to visit like, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Gyantse Dzong, Yamdrok Lake, and many more.


Highlights of this tour: Trek the holiest mountain in Asia – Mount Kailash and visit holy Lake Manasarovar Lake; Take the once in a lifetime trip to the majestic Mount Kailash, world’s highest peak; Enjoy authentic Tibetan culture by visiting the most unique Buddhist monasteries and sites, Such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Palcho Monastery


NOTE: We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities. Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

Day 1
Day 01 - 2: Kathmandu -kyirong 185km, (2600m) about 7hrs

After breakfast, our local guide will pick you up, then drive to Kyirong Port (altitude: 1800m) at the border. Though the distance is only about 160km, it takes more than 6 hours to drive to Kyirong Port from Kathmandu because the road is narrow and bumpy. During the rainy season, the road is muddy and may be closed for the landslides. After arriving at Kyirong Port, you will check through the custom, and be picked up by your Tibetan tour guide, then drive about 25km to today’s destination Kyirong Town.

Day 2
Day 03: Kyirong Town - Saga 170km, about 4.5hrs

On this day, you drive about 4.5 hours (170km) to Sagar County from Gyirong Town. It is a rather short trip but scenery is good as well. The altitude of Saga County is around 4600m. After arrival at the town, spend some time acclimatize yourself to the high altitude here. Avoid strenuous activities.

Day 3
Day 04: Saga - Saga - Darchen 490km, (4575m) about 9hrs

After breakfast, you have to take another long driving about 550km from Saga to Darchen (4,575m), a small village located as the starting point of the walking kora of the holy Mount Kailash. During the auspicious pilgrimage times, Darchen will be flooded with Pilgrims with hundreds of tents all over the small village.

Day 4
Day 05: Darchen – Dirapuk. Trekking Time: 5-6 hrs, 20km

Trek from Darchen (4,560m) to Dirapuk Monastery (4,750m). The trek is a gradual walk in the clockwise circuit at the average altitude of more than 4,700 meters. You will be accompanied by many local Buddhist pilgrims also walking the same kora. If you meet people who come the anti-clockwise direction, don’t be surprise, they are Bon pilgrims. You will stop at the Tamdin (4,780m) for lunch and hot water supply. Then keep trekking 4km to the final destinations of today – Dirakpuk Monaster. This section of trekking boasts some of the best scenery of the entire kora.

Day 5
Day 06: Trek from Dirapuk to Zutulpuk. Trekking Time: 6-7 hrs, 18km

Today trek from Dirapuk Monastery uprising 762 meters at altitude to Zutulpuk Monastery by crossing Drolma-la Pass (5,630m) before quickly descending to Dzutul-puk monastery (Dzutul-puk means “magical cave” in Tibetan). Stay overnight at the tent guesthouse of monastery.

Day 6
Day 07: Zutulpuk - Darchen - Lake Manasarovar 3 hrs, 11km

The holy sunrise of Mount Kailash, after breakfast; you will trek back to Darchen. Todays’ trekking is leisure and relaxing, which can be done in 3 ~ 4 hours. On route, explore the meditation cave of Milarepa, the famous Buddhist master and Yoga meditator. Surrounding the cave are many temples and shrines.

Once you exist from the valley, your driver will pick you up and transfer to visit the famous holy lake Manasarovar. Like Mount Kailash, Lake Manasarovar is a holy place of pilgrimage, attracting religious people from India, Nepal, the neighboring countries and Tibet. Believers bath in the Manasarovar Lake and drink its water are believed to cleanse all sins. Every summer, pilgrims from Tibet, India and Nepal cluster to make circumambulation and bathe in the lake. After that, they will return home and bring some samples of the holy water to family and friends as precious gifts. Stay overnight in a local guest house near the Lake Manasarovar.

Day 7
Day 08: Manasarovar - Payang - Saga

Drive through the windswept territory passing many villages and camps of Yak herders, and back to Saga. There are many opportunities to take great pictures.

Day 8
Day 09: Saga - Mount Everest 450km, About 9hrs

Today, you will leave Shigatse for the word’s highest peak – Mount Everest. Though being a long driving of about 7 hours, but the views along the road are stupendous. In clear days, you can see the clear face the Himalaya range including several famous peaks over 8,000 meters, such as Makalu, Lhotse, Gyachung and Cho Oyu and enjoy the beautiful view of Pekutso Lake. When you finally get to the Rongbuk Monastery, and get the first sight of the mighty Everest, you will immerse in a solemn ethereal mood and find all the efforts you have made along the long way are not in vain. Located about 5100 meters above the sea level, Rongbuk Monastery is the highest monastery in the world. It is the best location to take some great photos of the front face of Mount Everest. The rest of today is free for you to visit the Rongbuk Monastery and explore surrounding landscape.

Accommodation: if you visit Mount Everest during off season (November to April), you will accommodate at Rongbuk Guest House near the Rongbuk Monastery; if you visit Mount Everest during the peak season (May to October), you will accommodate at the Tibetan Tents Camp which is only run between May and October by local Tibetans. It is near Rongbuk Monastery as well. Please note that the accommodation at both places is very simple and basic, only dorm beds with communal squat toilets are available. Duvets, heated blankets and hot water will be provided, and you are suggested to bring your own sleeping bag and toilet paper. There is no running water, sinks or showers. The dining room just offer basic breakfast and dinner without menu. Remember to dress warmly all the time. Currently Everest Base Camp is not open for tourists for environmental protection and the Everest landscape can be also enjoyed at Rongbuk Monastery – closest place to Mount Everest tourists can reach; 2) the vehicles and buses can only escort travelers to the Parking Lot which is about 20km away from Rongbuk Monastery, and then you need to take a 30 minutes’ scenic park bus there; 3) the Everest altitude marker, a tablet reading “Mt. Chomolangma Elevation Measurement” has been transferred near Rongbuk Monastery and you can take a photo to commemorate your wonderful adventure tour; 4) bring a warm coat for low temperature in Everest and avoid strenuous activity to prevent from high altitude sickness.

Day 9
Day 10: Mount Everest – Shigatse 350km, about 7hrs

Wake up early to enjoy the marvelous sunrise on the peak of the world from Rongbuk Monastery. The top part of the Mount Everest is always covered by snow all the year round, and when the sun shines on the mountain, the peak is like a giant white pyramid, which is one of the most famous sceneries of Mount Everest. In bright days, you can also see a wisp of cloud hanging above the top of Mount Everest. It flies eastward in the fast western wind just like a flapping flag. This unique phenomenon is the spectacular “Cloud Flag”. The cloud will change from surging waves into a thin cooking smoke or from galloping steeds into the mysterious veil of a goddess. Till now your Mount Everest adventure is about to end. The rest of today is to drive back to Shigatse City.

Day 10
Day 11: Shigatse - Gyantse 95km, about 2.5hrs

Driving to Gyantse from Shigatse, take a visit to the official seat of Panchen Lama – Tashilhunpo Monastery (altitude: 3,800m) which is also the largest and most influential Gelug Monastery in Shigatse prefecture. Here you will see a giant statue of Future Buddha, the largest one of its kind on earth ( 26.2 meters high and 11.5 meters wide ), decorated with precious pearls, turquoises, corals and ambers. After arriving at Gyantse, go to visit the mysterious Palcho Monastery (altitude: 4,040m). The monks and tradition of three important sects of Tibetan Buddhism – Sakyapa, Zhalupa and Gelukpa, peacefully coexist in this monastery. Its Kumbum, which is 35 meters high and has 76 small chapels with hundreds images of Kriyatantras , is believed to be the largest such structure in Tibet. Finishing the visit in Palcho, go to take some photos of the Gyantse Dzong Fortress on which the Tibetan army used to fight against the British army’s invasion during the early 20th century. It is a very impressive fortress with typical Tibetan palace architecture style which is inherited from Yumbulagang Palace – The First Palace of Tibet.(Gyantse Dzong Fortress now is closed for maintenance. Tourists cannot climb up to the top, but still can enjoy its magnificent appearance from the square at the foot of the Dzong Hill)

Day 11
Day 12: Gyantse - Lhasa 260km, about 6hrs

Will go to visit a very special site where you can learn about the living condition and tradition of old Tibet – Pala Manor (altitude: 4,040m). Located in a Tibetan village about 4km southwest from Gyantse city, Pala Manor is the only aristocratic manor preserved well in Tibet, and used to be the private manor of Pala families since 17th century. The aristocratic and the serfs both lived in the manor but completely different life. The aristocratic didn’t need to work, lived in bright, large and luxury rooms, used costly furnitures and imported luxuries, such as OMEGA watch, LV purse, wine, etc. While the serfs lived in dark crude room in yards, got paid little but did all the labouring works. Fortunatly, the house, relics in the rooms are still remaining the same as they used to be. Leaving Gyantse, you will head to the capital city of Tibet – Lhasa. After a driving of about 75km, you will see the imposing Karola Glacier (altitude: 5,045m) towering aloft on the right side of the road. Keeping driving for a while, you will get to Yamdrok Lake (altitude: 4,400m). As the largest fresh lake in the northern of the Himalaya Mountains, it spreads about 675 square meters from south to north, like an eardrop lying in the arms of snow-capped giant mountains. Viewing from a distance, you can see fertile pastures full of yaks and sheep, and some small Tibetan villages along the lakeshore.

Day 12
Day 13 – 14: Sightseeing in Lhasa

Start today’s Lhasa exploration with an exciting visit to the landmark – Potala Palace which is regarded as one of the most beautiful architectural building in the world. You will climb up the palace along the zigzag stone paths with white-and-red walls to the top of the palace where you can not only appreciate the exotic Tibetan-style architecture, but also get a great view of Lhasa’s urban areas, then walk into the inner space of Potala Palace to explore the stately chapels and learn about the history of the palace. Continuing your exploration, you will then get to Jokhang Temple which is considered as the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Each day, there are thousands of pilgrims coming from different places in Tibet to the temple to worship to the Buddha. This temple is also known as the “house of Buddha” because it keeps the precious Jowo Rinpoche, the life-sized (5 foot/1.5m) image of the Shakyamuni at the age of 12. The last site for today’s exploration is the famous Barkor Street. It is a circular and wide street encircling the Jokhang Temple. The local people like to walk on the street for several circles usually in the late afternoon as a daily tradition of pilgrimage. The street also has many shops selling a wide variety of traditional Tibetan goods, religious items and handcrafts. Contune; after breakfast, you will firstly go to visit the. Beautiful Norbulingka which used to be the former summer palace of Dalai Lamas in the ancient time and now is a public park. It is famous for its Potrang, the private palaces of former Dalai lamas with grandiose Tibetan architecture style. Next, drive several kilometers to the western outskirts of Lhasa to visit Drepung Monastery. Drepung, in Tibetan, means “prosperity”. Since its establishment, Drepung Monastery has always been one of the most important Buddhist monasteries in Tibet. In its heyday, there were more than 10,000 monks lived and studied in the monastery. Throughout its history, many important and famous Tibetan leaders used to study here, especially the Dalai Lamas. So Drepung Monastery is also respectfully known as the “Mother School of Dalai Lamas”.

In the afternoon, you will be taken to another famous monastery in Lhasa – Sera Monastery. It is famous for the spectacular “Buddhism Debating”. As a daily routine, the monks gather in a courtyard, and debate on the Buddhist doctrines with supplemented gestures, which is thought to be helpful to facilitates better comprehension of the Buddhist philosophy to attain higher levels of study. After enjoying the “Buddhism Debating”, you will be transferred back to the city. The rest time is your own free time to rest.

Day 13
Day 15: Lhasa Departure

SERVICES: PROVIDED BY COMPANY

  • All meals as listed in the itinerary. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Travel Agency Service Charge
  • Transfer between airport/train station and Lhasa city.
  • Lhasa City transportation, Tourist vehicle according to Group size.
  • Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-EBC-Gyirong, Tourist Vehicle in Spring/Summer/Winter
  • Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Environment friendly local bus between Rongpuk and EBC.Hot water bottle and sleeping bag provided in winter while traveling to Everest Base Camp.
  • Oxygen provided while traveling to Everest Base camp.
  • Tourist Accident,Casualty Insurance.
  • Sharing twin room with breakfast buffet in Lhasa. - Guest House at Rongpuk with simple breakfast. - facility accommodation sharing twin room with Chinese style breakfast in Gyirong.

SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)

  • Single room supplement.
  • China visa, all air tickets and train tickets to and from Tibet.
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary (all lunches and dinners).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
  • Breakfast at Rongpuk.

Tour to Lhasa- Tibet From Nepal: 15 Days

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NOTE: We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities. Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

Additional trip extension option:

The trip can be extend based on your holiday duration in Nepal. Special Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Mountain Flight might be your best choice before or after the trip. As well as following programs also can be extend as additional trips from Kathmandu.


1. Chitwan Jungle Safari
2. Jungle Safari in Bardiya
3. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Tour
4. Lumbini Pilgrimage Tour
5. River Rafting
6. Paraglaiding


NOTE: We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities. Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

Recommended Gear Lists:

Packing essential gear before trekking is a must in any situation. Thesegears can protect you from the harsh conditions you may face during the trek.


Clothings: Woolen caps, hats, Neckwear, Sunglasses, Hiking boots,
Trekking socks.
Trekking trousers, Waterproof, (preferably breathable fabric) shell
pants,Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell  jacket, Fleece,
jackets, downJackets, Cotton T-shirts, Sweaters, Lightweight gloves.
Headgear: Woolen caps, hats, Neckwear, Sunglasses.
Accessories:  Batteries, Chargers, Sleeping bag, First-aid kit.
Toiletries: Toilet papers, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Soap, Body
Lotions Sanitary, napkins, tampons, Cotton towel, Sunscreen, Hand Sanitizers.


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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