7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour
- everest base camp
Appreciate the brilliant skill of Tibetan-style architecture - palace, temples, houses, stupas...
Visit the most influential Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Tibet, such as Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Palcho Monastery, etc;
Encounter the legendary and tranquil lake Yamdrok which is also one of the "Three Holiest Lakes in Tibet";
Roadside views of the Nanchan- Kangtsang glacier
- Itinerary Details
Welcome to Tibet! Upon arrival, be greeted by our local guide at airport or train station and be presented with traditional Tibetan White Scarf to wish you good luck!
After group photo at airport, you will board on the coach and transfer to your hotel. You will enjoy the spectacular scenery and the typical Tibetan villages on the way.
Stay at the hotel after arrival for adapting to the high attitude. It is helpful to take things easy for the first few days, and try to drink some water just and now.
Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang Temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.
Besides, We can taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house; The welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly;
With time permitting, you may go with tour guide to visit Tibetan handicraft art or Tibetan Traditional Medicine center. You can upgrade your service to enjoy Tibetan Culture Show in the evening (fr. 60USD)
In the morning ,you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.
In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.
A few kilometers from chushor is famous pass kangpa-la with4700m.From the top of the pass in clear weather, you can see the fabulous shade of deep torquoise. Yamdrok-tso is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in colour. Far in the distance is the huge massif of mount Nanchan kangtsang(7191m).Leaving yamdrok-tso is a spectacular as arriving, since you have to cross the 4960m karo-la with its awesome roadside views of the Nanchan- Kangtsang glacier. It was here that Young husband's British troops clashed with Tibetan forces en route to Lhasa. Then reach to your day's final destination Gyantse.
Driving Towards Shigatse in the morning after visiting famous Gyantse Kubhum, in Shigatse, you will visit the famous Tashi Lhunpo monastery where you can see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa(future god) in the world. The monastery itself is abiding place for the successive Penchen Lamas.
Driving towards the Sakya County where you can visit the famous Sakya monastery. The most interesting thing in Sakya sect is that the sect doesn’t believe in reincarnation and the head of sakya sect will wear white cassock and also marry to birth their child for next generation.Then forwards to world highest pass Gyatso-la pass with 5200 m above sea level and take a good rest in Sakya>
Today, we continue to drive to Gyirong, where you will check out from China, you can enjoy the beautiful scene of Himalaya and Gangdise Mountain range on the way.
Our Guide will drop you off at next morning at the border bridge, you are kindly required to walk on your own to cross the border bridge which is 50ms long, then check in Nepal side, you can get the Nepal visa upon arrival with 30USD, please prepare one photo at passport size to get Nepal Visa. Next step, The Nepal tour guide will go cross the border bridge to China side which is 50ms long to meet you, then you follow the Nepal tour guide to check in Nepal side, then drive you to your hotel in Kathmandu. End the tour in Kathmandu.
- Service Included
Transportation in Tibet: Ranging from minivan to minibus depending on the group size and trip route (Car Gasoline is included);
Accommodation as listed in the itineraray;
Entrance tickets to the sightseeing places listed;
Meals specified in the itinerary (Breakfast,& lunch,dinner);
Guide: Excellent local Tibetan guide fluent both in Chinese and English;
Insurance: Liability travel Insurance and Vehicle seat insurance;
Meals not specified in the itinerary; (Due to the limited condition, we don't include meanls for the whole trip, you are free to choose whatever you like to eat and our guide will give you suggestion based on your interests; Generally, the cost rangs from 30RMB-60RMB per person per meal);
Personal expenses:alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc;
Other expenses caused by flight delay、cancellation, visa delay or other objective reasons (like natural disaster, war, etc) ;
Expenses not included in the inclusion;
Tips to the guide and driver (Generally, the driver should be tipped at least 20 RMB per person per day and the guide will be at least 30RMB per person per day);
- Trip Notes
1.Tibet Travel Permit;
You will need a Tibet Entry Permit. Its cost is included in the tour quotation. Send your passport and China visa copies to us 20 days in advance, and we will apply for your permit once you book a Tibetan tour with us. In our experience, we can virtually guarantee to get your permit during times when Tibet is open to foreign travelers.
We’ve selected heritage hotels in the more traditional area of Lhasa, near Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street, so that travelers can experience more of the local life and culture. If you prefer to stay in a hotel with special oxygen supplies, other hotels in Lhasa are recommended (as above).
The accommodation in Dingri is poor (see above).
Our English-speaking guides are natives of Tibet with good knowledge of Tibetan culture, history, and Buddhism. Most are trained to offer Western-standard service.
Enjoy local Tibetan, Western Chinese and Nepalese food on the tour.
You will have standard western hotel breakfast in Lhasa, and specially prepared breakfasts outside of Lhasa: including butter, bread, coffee, tea, etc.
After the first day, lunch is included every day. Your guide can recommend some good local restaurants for dinner. Outside Lhasa, we suggest you have dinner in the hotels where you are staying.
Before your trip, ask your doctor for any suggestions in relation to altitude sickness and bring some medicine just in case. The most popular altitude medicine among foreigners is Acetazolamide/Diamox.
We recommend that during the first two days after arriving in Tibet, visitors should keep warm, not take a bath, not smoke or drink alcohol. Drink plenty of water (>4 litres per day) before going and at altitude, and eat lots of vegetables and carbohydrates. Slow down, even if you feel energetic. Moving slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness.
If you don’t feel well after entering Tibet, go and see a doctor as soon as possible. There are doctors in major hotels in Lhasa, and you can call your tour guide for help at any time. We offer a free oxygen bag in the car.
6. What to Pack
Seek medical advice about altitude effects and pack any medicine you might need. Sunglasses, snow glasses, hats, lip balm, sun block, walking boots, and down jackets are all recommended.
Comfortable private cars/vans with experienced drivers will be arranged for you. All our vehicles meet the requirements of the Tibet Tourist Bureau, and are equipped with GPS and speed-limiting equipment.
Take into consideration the time you need to apply for your Tibet Entry Permit. It’s best to book a tour with us at least 30 days before your tour starts.
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