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This mysterious land has been the epitome of remoteness and mysteriousness for centuries, a land of high, windswept plateaux, cliff-top monasteries and the stronghold of Tibetan Lamaism. You will see wild-looking but hardy and hospitable Tibetans, yak caravans journeying over snowy passes, and the great peaks of the Himalaya, maybe with a foreground of grazing herds, yak skin tents and a glittering turquoise lake. This tour drives overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa across the Himalayas by way of the incredible Arniko Highway that connects Nepal with Tibet. Enjoy fabulous mountain scenery enroute, visit mystical Buddhist monasteries of Tashilungpo at Shigatse, the Kumbum Stupa at Gyantse, and drive past the beautiful Turquoise lake. In Lhasa visit the famous Potala and Norbulinkha palaces, the great Drepung Monastery and walk through the bustling Barkor Bazaar before flying back to Kathmandu (or onward to China). A choice of hotels are available in Lhasa and in other places. An unforgettable encounter with forbidden' Tibet.


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Country: Nepal / China

Grade: Moderate

Area: Tibet

Group Size: 1/ 20 pax

Activities: Tour

Total Duration: 08 days

Season: April to November

Altitudes: 5330m

 

Day 01: KATHMANDU - ZHANGMU
Drive from Kathmandu to Tibet Border. Cross Friendship Bridge into Tibet and meet Tibet Guide. Drive to Zhangmu or continue to Nyalam. Hotel in Zhangmu or Nyalam.

Day 02: ZHANGMU - XEGAR
Drive to Xegar crossing NYALAMU PASS (3800m.) & LALUNG LA PASS (5050m.). This drive offers fantastic view of the high mountains including Everest (8848m.). Hotel in Xegar or Tingri.

Day 03: XEGAR - SHIGATSE
Drive (Approx 8hrs) to Xigatse. Shigatse has the famous Tashilunpo Monastery and the seat of Panchen Lama. Hotel in Shigatse.

Day 04: SHIGATSE - GYANTSE
In the morning visit Tashilunpo Monastery and the free market of Shigatse. In the afternoon drive to Gyantse and visit Phalkor Monastery and Khumbum Stupa. O/nt at Hotel Gyantse.

Day 05: GYANTSE - LHASA
The drive to Lhasa takes 08 hours, crossing two passes - THE KAROLA (5010M.) and KAMBA LA (4794M.) via Yamdrok Tso lake. Hotel in Lhasa.

Day 06: LHASA SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Guided sightseeing tour of Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama; Drepung, the biggest monastic university of Tibet & Nechung Monastery, temple of the State oracle of Tibet. Hotel in Lhasa.

Day 07: LHASA SIGHTSEEING
Guided sightseeing tour of Jokhang, the central cathedral of Tibet, Barkhor, the bustling Lhasa market encircling the Jokhang Temple, Tibetan Medical Center & Norbulinka Palace. Hotel in Lhasa.

Day 08: DEPARTURE FROM TIBET
Transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu, Chengdu or Beijing. End of Kathmandu to Lhasa Tours.

 

 

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  • Air port pick up & drop off by car.
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  • Air port pick up & drop off by car.