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tibet trekking tour

Truly a fabulous tour (Tibet Trekking Tour) which offers awesomely beautiful picturesque landscape, colorful people and their culture, tranquil lakes, numerous high passes with stunning views of the mountains.  Enriched by the ancient most lavishly decorated monasteries and temples with chanting saffron colored monks, ever smiling faces of people and their typical lifestyle all contributes to this trip a memory of your lifetime. A land so rich in culture, tradition and steeped in religion with its unique landscape, casts an enchanted spell that holds you in thrill and excitement. A spectacular panoramic flight over the mighty Himalayas which has it all for you to witness it. An adventurous journey which covers most of the best parts of Tibet.

Tibet Trekking Tour

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Nylam(3,550m.) via Zhangmu- 158 Kms.

Day 02: Drive to Shegar(4,350m.) -244Kms.

Day 03: Drive to Shigatse(3,900m.) -150Kms.

Day 04: Drive to Gyantse(3,950m) -90 Kms.

Day 05: Drive to Lhasa(3, 650m.) via Yamdrok Tsho- 261 kms.

Day 06-07: In Lhasa, sightseeing to Sera monastery, Jorkhang temple and Bharkor bazaar.

Day 08: Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu (1,000 km.) – 1 hr 10 mins.

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Day 01: Drive to Nylam(3,550m.)

Departure early morning from Kathmandu. Drive towards Kodari (Tibet/Nepal border) through scenic countryside. Breakfast at Dhulikhel. After completion of immigration formalities at Kodari/ Zhangmu, we check in at hotel in Zhangmu or continue drive to Nylam (3,550m.) for one and half hour more through windy uphill road. Overnight in hotel/guest house.

Day 02: Drive to Shegar(4,350m.)

From Nylam, the drive passes through traditional Tibetan farm villages to Lalung-la Pass (5,050m) with outstanding view of Mt. Shisapangma (8013m highest within Tibet). Continue towards Shegar or Xegar via a town of old Tingri, where you can have a good view of Mt. Everest (8,848m) on a clear fine day. Overnight in hotel/guest house.

Day 03: Drive to Shigatse(3,900m.)

Journey today takes to the highest pass on the tour at Gyatshola Pass, 5,220m. Further, the drive descends to Lhatse town situated on the route to Mt. Kailash and continue towards Shigatse the second largest city in Tibet honored by famous Tashilumpo Monastery the seat of Panchen Lama. Overnight in hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Gyantse(3,950m)

After visiting Tashilumpo Monastery and Shigatse bazaar, the drive continues to Gyantse a small bustling town steeped in history. It lies 261 km. to south-west of  Lhasa, and later became the main center for trade with British India We visit Khumbum Chorten, which was built around 1400 AD. Overnight in hotel.

Day 05: Drive to Lhasa(3, 650m.)

Drive to Lhasa, crossing over Karo- La Pass (5,010m), Kamba- La Pass (4,795m) and Yamdrok Tsho-lake  well known as turquoise lake. At leisure you will have time to immerse yourselves in the crowd of colourful people in Lhasa. Overnight in hotel.

Day 06-07: In Lhasa, sightseeing to Sera monastery, Jorkhang temple and Bharkor bazaar.

These two days visit the places of interest in Lhasa with a tour of Sera Monastery, one of the most important and old monastery of Tibet as well a school for Tibetan Buddhism. Visit to Jorkhang Temple is another interesting place as it boasts a lot of historic importance and tales of old days. Conclude the day tour by visiting Bharkor Bazaar. Tour of Potala Palace, originally built during 640 AD, the 13 storied palaces with 1000 rooms. Visit to Drepung monastery, the largest of all monasteries in Tibet. Overnight in hotel.

Day 08: Fly from Lhasa to KathmanduF(1,000 km.)

After breakfast, early morning drive for one and half hour to Gonggar Airport. A scenic flight to Kathmandu with panoramic views of the high Himalayas including the soaring Mt.Everest. Upon arrival our staff will transfer you to the Hotel.

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.


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.


  • 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.