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tibet group tours

Tibet Group Tours, a journey of a life time, at the roof of the world, with exciting adventure on route, as you will be driven through at the ‘roof of the world’ capital, Lhasa. The city of Lhasa is a mixture of old and new, the new Lhasa is a modern town, having a network of streets, apartments, hotels and stores. The old city of Lhasa dates back to 6th-7th century is round the Jorkhang temple, from here one can still see Lhasa of the old days with pilgrims, traders, people from all walks of life. In Lhasa, visiting interesting places from the busy markets of Barkhor, monasteries, and the famed ever present Potala Palace. This short Tibet tour covers popular landmarks in Lhasa, Gyantse, Sakya and Shegar. During our tour we also cross a number of high passes and are in constant company of the beautiful Tibetan landscape.

Tibet Group Tours

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Half day Sight Seeing around Kathmandu Valley.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa. (3,650m. / 11,972ft).

Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum, 5 – 6 hours.

Days 05: Tour the fabled City of Lhasa: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar, 5-6 hrs.

Day 06: Lhasa to Shigatse. (3,900m. / 12,795 ft) 367km, 8 – 9 hours.

Day 07: Shigatse to Shegar (4,190m. / 13,746ft)  240 km, 4 hours.

Day 08: Shegar to Kathmandu (1,300m. / 4,264ft)  365km, 7 – 8 hours.

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Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu transfer to Hotel.

Upon your entrance in the Kathmandu airport, our staff will meet and welcomed you who escorts you all the way to hotels. After check-in,you either will be free to traverse throughout  the bagger  haven of Thamel or just get relaxed


Day 02: Half day Sight Seeing around Kathmandu Valley.

Our government certified city tour leader meet you at the hotel.After your breakfast, he will take you to along in private vehicles for sight seeing in Pashupati Nath – the biggest Hindu Temple, Budhanilkantha – the sleeping Vishnu image in a snake bed & Kathmandu Durbar Square. Return back to hotel. O/N Hotel.


Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa. (3,650m. / 11,972ft).

After direct Himalayan flight from Nepal, we will arrive at Lhasa, enjoying with the views of world’s highest mountain Everest , Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan peaks and glaciers. A representative from Visit View Nepal Trek will pick you up at airport and escort you to designated hotels where you can relax. Half day is considered as acclimatization day to prevent from altitude sickness. Overnight in Lhasa.


Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum, 5 - 6 hours

After breakfast, we will go for outing in Lhasa. Today we begin with sightseeing, visiting beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces, buuilts in the 17th century. Just enjoy and be amazed with the views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama provides by the Potala Palace. Norbulingka Palace, one of the largest man-made garden in Tibet used as the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Then, we will visit the museum, which has a permanent collection of around 1000 artifacts related to the cultural history of Tibet. Overnight in Lhasa.


Days 05: Tour the fabled City of Lhasa: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar, 5-6 hrs.

After breakfast, we will explore Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. Drepung Monastery, built in the 14th century, which has provided a sheltered around 10,000 monks in the past but as of now there has been quite a declination resulting on only a ffew hundreds. The history, culture, and religious beliefs of the Tibetan people are strongly concerted and pivot in this astonishing monastery.  Next, we will visit Sera Monastery which is a preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Jokhang Temple is other vital sacred site to visit which unravels more deep-seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. We further wander through Barkhor Bazaar (market), with its open air stalls, shops and crowd of pilgrims, it is the nerve center of Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa.


Day 06: Lhasa to Shigatse. (3,900m. / 12,795 ft) 367km, 8 - 9 hours.

After breakfast, we will take a pleasant drive to Shigatse, the 2nd largest city of Tibet via Gyanste. During our drive one can savour the magnificient views of Yomdrok-Tso (Turquoise Lake), one of the holy lakes of Tibet and Mt. Nazin Kang Sa (7, 252m.). Next, we will cross another pass, Karo La (5,045m.), capture amazing views of the majestic glaciers. Upon reaching Gyantse, we explore the Khumbum Stupa, Phalkot Monastery and the best preserved dzongs of Tibet Gyantse Dzong (Fortress). Next, we will continue to Shigaste enjoying with a mountain landscape along the way. Overnight in Shigatse.


Day 07: Shigatse to Shegar (4,190m. / 13,746ft) 240 km, 4 hours

Today, we will visit the famous landmark of Shigaste, the Tashilhumpo monastery, was founded by the first Dalai Lama Gendum Drup. Then, we head to Shegar via Sakya. Sakya offers us to visit the Sakya monastery, one of the ancestral temple of Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. To reach Segar, we will cross Tso La (4,500m. / 14, 763ft.) and Gyatso La (5,220m. / 17,125 ft) passes. Overnight in Shegar.


Day 08: Shegar to Kathmandu (1,300m. / 4,264ft) 365km, 7 - 8 hours

Early morning, we will head to Kathmandu from Shegar. Our ways offers us to cross Lalung La (5,124m. / 16,068ft) and Shung La(5,200m. / 17,056ft) passess enjoying with the enchanting views of the Himalayas – Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, and Gauri Shanker. We then descend gradually from the dry Tibetan Plateau to the fertile vegetation of Zhangmu. A drive from from Zhangmu to the Friendship Bridge over the Bhote Koshi River brings us to immigration control in Kodari where we are expected to complete some custom formalities. Furthermore, driving around 4 hrs through deep valleys take us to reach Kathmandu. At evening, enjoy with typical Nepalese cuisine on our farewell dinner organized by Visit View Nepal Trek.


What are included ?

  • All transportation fees.
  • Accommodation in Tibet on twin sharing basis with BB Plan.
  • Assistance in acquiring Chinese visa
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits
  • Transfer by Van in Tibet part
  • All meals including a farewell dinner
  • Sightseeing by Tibetan English Speaking guide
  • Monastery Entrance fees
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

What are not included ?

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Chinese visa fee
  • International flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa and from mainland China to Lhasa
  • Travel insurance, Lunch and dinner
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Nepal visa
  • Train ticket from China to Lhasa
  • Expenses of personal nature

Basic equipment check list that will help you with your packing. It is always good to keep the weight of your equipment’s to a minimum.

Important documents and Official Papers

The documents provided below are a must and should be with you at all times.

  • Valid passport, Airline tickets, e-tickets, etc.
  • Medical insurance card(s).
  • Address book, Passport size photographs.
  • All necessary permit(s).

It is recommended that you make copies of your passport, visas, permits, airline tickets/schedule, travelers cheque numbers, etc. Leave a copy with someone at home and put other copy in a separate place in your luggage.

Clothing

The climatic condition of Tibet is cool during summer with cold winds whereas awkwardly cold in winter. Since we will mobile place to place it is recommended you to carry warm, lightweight, hand-washable and quick-drying clothes.

  • Sweater, jacket, windbreaker.
  • A pair of shorts, mid-thigh or longer, Long pants.
  • T-shirts and long-sleeved shirts, Undergarments.
  • Bandanna or scarf, Belt, Pajamas.
  • Decent swim suit, Comfortable and sturdy shoes (if possible waterproof).
  • Sport bras for women, Rain jackets and pants.
  • A warm cap and a sun hat with brim and chin strap.
  • Comfortable, breathable socks (“Smart wool”).
  • Tennis shoes or sandals.

Toiletries

  • Soap, shampoo with conditioner, Shaving items.
  • Wet-wipes, Hand sanitizer, Sun-block lotion (at least SPF 15).
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, Hairbrush, comb, mirror, nail clippers.
  • Insect repellent, Small towel.
  • Toilet paper, Q-tips.
  • Facial tissue, Lip balm, Sunscreen.
  • Tampons and sanitary napkins, Sewing kit, Baggage.
  • Duffel bag or a suitcase.
  • Day pack bag for daily activities and easy access.
  • Waterproof plastic bags or zip-lock bags Electronics.
  • Headlamp or flashlight.
  • Camera, lenses, filters, memory disks.
  • iPod, MP3 player, Battery chargers, plugs.
  • Video camera, tapes, Tripod.
  • Batteries (extra batteries are always a good idea), GPS, Alarm clock.

Note: (Plastic garbage bags are useful to protect sleeping bags, etc. from wet weather, for storage in dusty/wet environments zip-lock bags are useful). To keep electronics safe, it is recommended to use water-proof bags.

Medical supplies / First Aid

We advise you to consult doctor before the trip and take an adequate supply of any prescription medications  that you use regularly. Although all medicines can be found over-the-counter medicines in Lhasa, it is difficult to obtain outside of urban areas.

  • Ibuprofen, Anti-diarrhea pills.
  • Band-Aids/plasters, Gauze bandages and tape.
  • Iron supplements (for women), Disinfectant, antiseptic cream, antibiotic ointment.
  • Throat lozenges, Vitamin supplements (available in Lhasa but of lower quality and dosage).
  • Malaria pills, Anti-bio-tic, Water-purification tablets.
  • Anti-histamines, Ace bandage.
  • Steripen, Water filter.
  • Iodine or chlorine dioxide purification tablets.

Miscellaneous Items

  • Best UV protection sunglasses with belt.
  • Eyeglasses or contacts and plenty of cleaning solution (carrying extra eyeglasses is recommended).
  • Playing cards, games, books, football.
  • Binoculars, Swiss knife.
  • Notebook (small size recommended), pencil and pen.
  • Energy bars, hard candy, snacks, and comfort foods.
  • Money belt (waterproof is best), Maps, guidebooks.
  • Water bottles and Camel back (useful on bumpy roads).
  • Umbrella, particularly useful in the rainy season.
  • Salt and pepper for bland food, flavoring for coffee or water.