Tibet, the ancient ‘Roof of the World’ and the mystical Buddhist ‘Kingdom of the Snows’, has for centuries evoked images of a lost Shangri La. To this day, its stunning Himalayan views, high plateau, beautiful Buddhist monasteries and extraordinary people remain one of the world’s great travel experiences.
Little is known of the beginnings of the Tibetan people. They originated from the nomadic, warlike tribes known as the Qiang. Chinese records of these tribes date back as far as the 2nd century BC. However, the people of Tibet were not to emerge as a politically united force until the 7th century AD.
The Main Attractions
Tsedang, Yumbulakhang, Thandruk Monastery, Samye Monastery, Lhasa (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Drepung Monastery, Serra Monastery, Norbulinka, Tibetan Nunnery, Tibetan Medicine Centre), Tsurpu Monastery, Ganden Monastery, Yamdroke Lake (Turquoise Lake) Shalu Monastery, Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery and much more …
Ideally this tour has been designed for those who wish to experience people, culture, monks & monasteries, the scenery & palaces of Tibet.
Tibet explored tour Day 01: Kathmandu: Upon your arrival in Kathmandu (1000m/3280ft)
A representative will officially greet and meet you at airport & transfer to you Hotel Shanker or similar categoryhotel.
Tibet explored tour Day 02: Kathmandu:
Half day guided city tours (tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambunath Stupa, Pashupati Nath Temple – Hindu Temple & Buddha Nath – The biggest Buddha Stupa in ancent Katmandu). Afternoon your pre-trip discussion of next day trek. Kathmandu.
Tibet explored tour DAY 03: KATHMANDU (1300M) – TSEDANG (3650M) Fly (1hr.) to LHASA
over crossing the highest Himalayan ranges of the world. Transfer to Tsedang with a scenic drive along the Brahmaputrariver (95 KM) (2 hrs) and check-in to Hotel Tsedang. Full rest for acclimatisation.
Tibet explored tour Day 04: Tsedang
Visit Yumbulakhang with a mild walk uphill to the temple & Thandruk Monastery on your back. PM: Visit Tibetan bazaar. Hotel Tsedang
Tibet explored tour Day 05: Tsedang – Samye – Lhasa:
250 KM Drive To Samye & Explore The Oldest Monastery In Tibet: Samye Monastery With A Mild Walk In And Around The Monastery – Continue Drive To Lhasa (3650M) (5-6 HRS) – Hotel Lhasa MW.
Tibet explored tour Day 06: In Lhasa am:
Visit Potala Palace. PM: Visit Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar – Hotel Lhasa
Tibet explored tour Day 07: In Lhasa am:
Visit Drepung Monastery. PM: Visit Serra Monastery. Hotel Lhasa
Tibet explored tour Day 08: In Lhasa am:
Visit Norbulinka. pm: Visit Tibetan Nunnery. – Hotel Lhasa Luxurious.
Tibet explored tour Day 09: In Lhasa am:
Visit Tibetan Medicine Centre. Pm: Free For Independent Activities – Hotel Lhasa
Tibet explored tour Day 10: Lhasa – Tsurpu – Lhasa:
70 KM Full day excursion to Tsurpu and visit Tsurpu Monastery: seat of Karmapa – Drive back to Lhasa – Hotel Lhasa
Tibet explored tour Day 11: Lhasa – Ganden – Lhasa:
60 KM Full day excursion to GANDEN and visit GANDEN MONASTERY – Drive back to LHASA – HTL HASA
Tibet explored tour DAY 12: LHASA – GYANTSE (3,950M):
261 KM Scenic drive to Gyantse via Yamadroke Lake (Turquoise Lake) over crossing two high passes Karola (5,010M) & Kambala (4,794m) – Hotel Lhasa.
Tibet explored tour Day 13: In Gyantse Am:
Visit To The Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. Pm: Visit Gyantse Dzong – Hotel Lhasa
Tibet explored tour Day 14: Gyantse – Xigatse (3,900m):
90 KM Scenic drive to Xigatse with a visit to Shalu Monastery through the typical Tibetan villages on the way – Hotel Lhasa
Tibet explored tour Day 15: In Xigatse Am:
Visit the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Pm: Visit Tibetan bazaar – Hotel Xigatse
Tibet explored tour Day 16: Xigatse – Xegar (4350m):
244 KM Picturesque drive to Xegar by over crossing the high pass Gytso La (5220M) – Hotel Xegar
Tibet explored tour Day 17: Xegar – Zhangmu (2300m):
244 KM Scenic drive via Nyalamu Pass (4800M) with an opportunity to see Mt Shishapagma, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Everest from the Nyalam Pass ( weather permitting of course) and continue downhill drive to Zhangmu – Hotel Zhangmu.
Tibet explored tour Day 18: Zhamgu – Kathmandu (1300m):
130 KM After necessary border formalities, continue drive to KATHMANDU through the scenic Nepalese countryside – Transfer to your hotel.
Price from $2600 per person twin share
Altitude:Hotels to Hotels Luxurious Tour, Accommodation: Hotels & Guest Houses, Meals:Bed & Breakfast during the entire tour, Transportation: Land Crusier & Plane to Lhasa, Group Size: min 2 & max 12 People
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Tibet explored tour pricing and inclusions are subject to change and can only be guaranteed once paid in full, currency fluctuations may apply until full payment is made, other government taxes, charges and fuel surcharges may also affect pricing for a detailed quote please contact us.