• Adventure Trekking Tour

Kathmandu Lhasa tour is a very famous tour route starts at Kathmandu and ends in Lhasa through Friendship Highway. From Kathmandu (1300m) the road travels gently up to Kodari (1873m), then leaving Nepal to make a steep switchback ascent to Zhangmu (2300m) into Tibet/China. The road then climbs to the top of Thong-la (5120m), continuing to Tingri (4390m), and then down to Shigatse and Lhasa (3510m). The highway is very well paved and maintained by Chinese government so it will be a pleasant journey. Also, the route takes in most of Tibet main culture cites, Sakya, Gyantse, Shigatse and Lhasa. Highlights en route are Sakya monastery, Tashi lhunmpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama, Shalu Monastery, Gyantse and the beautiful Turquoise Lake, Yamdruk Tso, which is Tibet largest freshwater lake.

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Day 1: Kathmandu/ Nyalam (3600, 154km)
We get up early this morning to drive to Tibet; it takes about 6 hours from Kathmandu to Kodari (China / Nepal Border). Further half hour drive by truck will bring us to Zhangmu, where after completion of Immigration continually drive to Nyalam. Overnight in very simple hotel in Nyalam

Day 2: Nyalam/ Lhatse (3950m, 370km)
From Nyalam, the road follows the Bhote Koshi River in the deep valley with plenty of waterfalls. After 1.5 hrs drive brings us to Nyalam pass (3800m) with the Himalayan view. A continued drive via Lalung La (5050m) will bring us in view of Mt. Langtang (7245m), Mt. Xisapangama (8013m), & Mt. Dorje Lakpa(6980m), Mt. Makalu ( 8464m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m) & Mt. Choyou (8201m).Overnight in very simple hotel in Lhatse

Day 3: Lhatse to Shigatse (3900m, 210km)
Lhatze is 3 hrs away over a 5220m pass near the petrol station; Lhatse is a very simple town in which there are some small restaurant and hostels. After having breakfast, we drive about 60km to Sakya Monastery, Sakya Monastery is one of the oldest and most important monasteries and reputed as the Second Dunhuang for its magic murals Shigatse is the second biggest city in Tibet, have a lot of good hotels. Overnight in Shigatse

Day 4: Shigatse to Gyantse (3950m, 90km)
Today driving is much shorter but have a lot of places to visit. We will visit the place of the famous Tashilupo Monastery which is the seat of Panchen Lama, and one of the most important monasteries in Tibet in the morning. Then drive to Gyantse which is 2 hrs from Shigatse. Gyantse is small bustling town steeped in history. It lies 264 km Southwest of Lhasa on the northern bank of Nyang Chu River. Visit Kumbum Chorten and Phelkor Monastery which was built around 1400 AD.  It later became the main center for trade with British / India. Ovenrnight in Gyantse

Day 5: Gyantse/Lhasa (3650m, 260km)
6 hrs drives takes you to Lhasa crossing the KAROLAPASS (5010m) and Kambala Pass (4794m). While driving you will see the Yamdrok Tso Lake which is one of the three greatest holy lakes in Tibet. After across Kambala, Lhasa Valley is seen to the north. You will also cross the Brahmaputra Rover and finally reach Lhasa. Overnight in hotel

Day 6: Lhasa Sightseeing - Patiala Palace and Johkang Temple
In the morning, you will go to the most splendid museum, the Potala Palace, and explore the grandest of its myriad chapels. See the jeweled burial chorten of past Dalai Lamas as well as statuary, frescoes and paintings. Later visit the Jokhang Temple, which is considered as the most sacred temple in Tibet, it draws tremendous number of pilgrims from all over Tibet each year for it houses a magnificent image of Sakyamuni at 12 years old. Then stroll around Barkhor, a pilgrimage circuit that encircles the Jokhang, it also serves as the biggest bazaar in Lhasa, where you can find some handicrafts, ambers, jewery,tibetan clothes,ect. Overnight in Lhasa

Day 7: Lhasa sightseeing-Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery
Today, you will explore Tibet two greatest monasteries, Drepung and Sera which once housed about 10,000 monks. Drepung monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. In the afternoon explore the Sera monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa disciple Jamchen Choeje. The whole monastery is divided into two colleges and there are Sera  jhe and Sera may respectively. Among them Tsokhang chenmo where the monks from all the colleges assemble and pray together there. You can also see monks debating there in the courtyard in the afternoon section. Overnight in Lhasa

Day 8: Lhasa Airport
After breakfast free time until to leave Lhasa airport or train station for your next destination.   

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle.
  • Good Twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Good Twin sharing hotel accommodation in Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse with basic guesthouse accommodation for rest of the town in Tibet.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu on a private vehicle.
  • Sightseeing/monument entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu to border (Nepal/Tibet) to Kathmandu by private vehicle transportation.
  • Government-licensed English-speaking Tibetan tour guide.
  • Tourist Van or Land cruisers (4WD, 4500 model) during the tour in Tibet, One Land cruiser for four clients
  • The required number of ground staff for the tour likes helpers and drivers.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for our ground staff.
  • Tibet travel permit, Chinese visa and monastery entry fees.
  • All government taxes, vat and Tourist service charges
  • All official expenses.   
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show.

 

Cost Excludes

  • Lhasa to Kathmandu or Kathmandu to Lhasa airfare.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Nepal entry visa – you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $40 and $ 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Internet and telephone calls.
  • Lunch and dinner for the entire trip – about USD 15 to 20 per person per day.
  • Item of Personal nature like alcohol, cold drinks and laundry.
  • Personal clothing and equipment.
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and Driver. Tipping is expected
  • Others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.