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TIBET OVERLAND TOUR

 

 

Passing through Tibetan settlements with nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains, we will head off for 15 Days on a magic tour across the Tibetan plateau. After a tour of Kathmandu we head off to Tibet, the rooftop of the world, with a flight into Lhasa. After a few days of sightseeing, we head off by road along the friendship highway through this culturally rich land.

 

This tour can also be done by driving up to Lhasa, and then flying back to Kathmandu.

 

Tibet Overland Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu, meet our representative  and transfer to Hotel

 

Day 2: Full Day sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. Join the welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural 

 

Day 3: Kathmandu – Zhangmu.

Early morning starts with a drive to Tatopani a border town in Nepal , which is 141 km. The drive is scenic and part of the road is in good condition. We got through border control and trans border formalities. Your Tibetan host will be at the border and then drive to the town on the other side is 8 km uphill. All formalities will be completed and your hotel will be assigned.

 

Day 4: Zhangmu – Shegar.

From Zhangmu, it is a 251 km drive to Shegar. The drive gains elevation as it crosses slide tracks to Nyalam. Visit the Millarepa's cave where he is supposed to have attained enlightenment.  Overnight at Shegar.

 

Day 5: Shegar – Shigatse.

This morning, we take a short hike to view the distant Mt. Everest known as Qomolangma in Chinese. We then drive to Shigatse via Sakya Monastery. The Monastery is 143 km south of Shigatse and was built in the thirteenth century by Konchok Gyalpo and houses some 30,000 volumes of ancient Buddhist scriptures or Sutras. The total distance between Shigatse and Shegar is 245 km. Overnight Hotel at Shigatse.

 

Day 6: Shigatse – Gyantse.

Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet and the capital of the province of Tsang . The rulers of this province had dominion over all of Tibet prior to 1642 AD. At Shigatse you will visit Tashilunpo Monastery which is the seat of the Panchen Lama who is second in spiritual importance only to the Dalai Lama. The monastery was built in 1447 by Gendun Drup and once housed upward of 3400 monks. Of particular interest at Tashilunpo is a nine story gilded statue of Maitreya - the "Future Buddha". A short drive of 95 km will take you to Gyantse.

 

Day 7: Gyantse - Lhasa 

An early morning start to Lhasa and a 259 km drive will get you via Yamdrok Tso or the " Turquoise Lake ". Overnight hotel at Lhasa . 

 

Day 8: Lhasa

 Today will be spent visiting several of Lhasa 's many monasteries in the company of a guide and interpreter. One of these is the Sera Monastery, one of the best-preserved monasteries in Tibet . Within its whitewashed walls and golden roofs, several hundred monks live and study. After lunch we'll visit the Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. 

 

Day 9: Lhasa 

This morning we will visit the Potala Palace , which dominates the city of Lhasa . This spectacular building contains the private quarters of the Dalai Lama as well as numerous grand state rooms and many important chapels. There has been a palace on this site since the 5th or 6th century, but the present palace was constructed in the 17th century. A visit to the Drepung Monastery this afternoon will complete a truly awe-inspiring day. Founded in the 14th century, this monastery was once the largest in the world,with a population of around 10,000 monks. These days that figure is down to several hundred, but there is still much here of interest as it was left relatively unscathed during the Cultural Revolution.

 

Day 10: Lhasa– Kathmandu.

Early, morning drive to the airport. The flight back to Kathmandu is probably one of the most spectacular flights in the world. A representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

 

Day 11 – Depart Kathmandu

 

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For details of costs, or to send an enquiry, click on the e-mail link telephone and email link on the right

 

 

Location: Tibet

Total Tour Duration: 20 Days

Accommodation: Hotels, and Guesthouse

Minimum Group Size: 1

Departures: April to October

Altitude: 4,800m

 

 

 

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For details of costs, or to send an enquiry, click on the e-mail link below:

Tibet Overland Tour

 

 

 

 

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Dhaulagiri Trek

Everest Base Camp

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Ice Col Trekking

Island Peak Trek

Island Peak and Everest Base Camp

Mera Peak

Annapurna Tilicho Lakes Mountain Bike

Nepal Mountain Bike Tour

Pokhara and Royal Chitwan

 

 

 

 


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