Tibet: For thousands of years, Tibet lay under the ancient Sea of Tethys. Eighty million years ago, India crashed into Asia, pushing up the Himalayas, lifting the ocean bottom above water, and creating this magical land. Mystical land, Shangrila, Forbidden Country: Tibet has many names and inspires an air of mystical dreams. However, Tibet is real and a beautiful place to travel. It possesses a unique culture, firmly rooted in Tibetan religion, but with strong influence from the geography of the Himalayas, and the neighbouring civilisations of India and China.
Geographically, Tibet can be divided into three major parts - north, south and east. The eastern part is forest region, occupying approximately one-fourth of the land. Virgin forests run the entire breadth and length of this part of Tibet. The northern part is open grassland, where nomads and yak and sheep dwell here. This part occupies approximately half of Tibet. The southern and central part is agricultural region, occupying about one-fourth of Tibet’s land area. All major Tibetan cities and towns such as Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse and Tsetang are located in this area and is considered the cultural center of Tibet.
Day 01: By bus to Kodari than drive to Nyalam
Day 02: Drive to Tingiri
Day 03: Tingiri /Lhatse to Xigatse
Day 04: Gyantse
Day 05: Lhasa
Day 06-07: Lhasa sight seeing tour
Day08: Lhasa to Kathmandu by air
Day 01: Kathmandu (1300) - Zhangmu (2,500M)/Nyalam (3700M) : 123 KM/156KM
Early morning scenic drive to KODARI (Nepal - Tibet border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, an hour adventurous uphill drive by truck (normally) or 2 hour walk uphill (in case of landslide) to Chinese immigration, check-in to hotel or continue drive to NYLAM. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Zhangmu / Nyalam - Tingri (4,300M)/LHATSE (4,350M): 225 KM/156 KM
Day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world crossing over LALUNGLA (5,050M), from where, weather permitting, breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including MT CHO OYU (8201 M) & mt xishapagma (8012 M) but dwarfed by the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From TINGRI, one can enjoy the magnificence of MT.EVEREST (8,848 M). Overnight at hotel
Day 03: Tingri / Lhatse - Xigatse (3,900M): 244 KM
Continue scenic drive crossing over GYATCHU LA(5,200M), the highest pass en route to LHASA via LHATSE from where a road to MT KAILASH bifurcates to the west. Overnight at hotel
Day 04: Xigatse - Gyantse (3950M): 90KM
Morning sightseeing to the PANCHEN LAMA’S TASHILHUPU MONASTERY. Drive through the biggest Agricultural field of Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum stupa & Palkor Monastery.
Day05: Gyantse- Lhasa ( 3650M) 261 KM:
Full day picturesque drive along the turquoise lake Yamadrok, crossing over Kampala Pass ( 4784M) and the Brahma Putra river ( Yarlung Tsangpo) over night at hotel
Day 06-07: Lhasa ( sight seeing tour)
Two full days sight seeing around Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Potala palace, Deprung and Sera Monasteries.
Day08: Lhasa to Kathmandu by Air and self sight seeing tour ( option are)
Early in the morning drive to Gongaar airport and take a trans Himalayan flight to Kathmandu.
- Air ticket from Kathmandu to Lhasa or Lhasa to Kathmandu
- Tibetan English speaking guide
- Tibet travel permit
- Transportation by private bus ( private jeep will cost extra)
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast in budget class hotel at Tibet
- All entrance fees for monasterary as per itinerary to Tibet
What’s not Included
- Lunch & dinner
- Personal expenses like tips drinks etc
- All the sigtht seeing tour in Kathmandu valley and entrance fees