Tibet, on the lofty Tibetan Plateau on the northern side of the Himalayas, is an autonomous region of China. It's nicknamed the “Roof of the World” for its towering peaks. It shares Mt. Everest with Nepal. Its capital, Lhasa, is site of hilltop Potala Palace, once the Dalai Lama’s winter home, and Jokhang Temple, Tibet’s spiritual heart, revered for its golden statue of the young Buddha.
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If people have already Chinese visa then They can stay in Tibet or in China until their visa expired. Please bring Chinese visa with you from your country. When you apply visa do not tell to Embassy that you go to Tibet, just tell them any part of China.
DAY 1 KATHMANDU- NYALAM, we start our tour with an early morning drive to Kodari, the Nepali border post. Weather permitting there will be fine views of Langtang, Gauri Shanker, Melungtse and Khumbu Himal ranges. Depending on the road situation we walk or drive up to Zhang Mu where we clear Chinese Immigration. After the formalities we continue our journey through a beautiful gorge to Nyalam crossing the Himalayan range. Altitude 3800 m., hotel*
DAY 2 NYALAM-LHATSE, our first stop on the Tibetan plateau will be on the 5200 m. high Lalung la pass where we have a breathtaking view of the Himalayan range and Shisabangma, the highest peak in Tibet. While having lunch Lao Tingri, the peaks of Mt. Everest (Qomolongma in Tibetan) and Cho Oyu can be seen. This day our journey is long but the spectacular Tibetan plateau will make you forget time. Altitude 4000 m. hotel*
DAY 3 LHATSE-SHIGATSE, a four hours drive brings us to Tibet's second largest city, Shigatse. Here we visit Tashilumpo monastery, the seat of the panchen Lama, hence one of the most important monasteries in Tibet. Altitude 3800 m.
DAY 4 SHIGATSE- GYANTSE, after a stroll through the old city we depart for the two and a half hour drive to Gyantse. While approaching the small farming town we can clearly see the old fort that was captured by Younghusband during his 1904 raid in to Tibet. Here the main attraction is the Kumbum monastery with it's extraordinary architecture.Altitude 3900 m.
DAY 5. GYANTSE-LHASA, this will be a long drive but on the way we cross the Karo la with the beautiful glacier, we see Yamdrok tso which is named the Turquoise lake and cross the Kamba la from where we descend to the main road which brings us all the way to Lhasa. Altitude 3650 m.
DAY 6/7. SIGHTSEEING, during these two days in Lhasa we visit the potala palace, Drepung and Sera monastery and have course the famous Jokhang temple including the surrounding Barkhor.
DAY 8 FLIGHT LHASA-KATHMANDU, we have to get up very early for our transfer to Gonggar Airport to catch the flight back to Kathmandu. This flight is one of the most spectacular in the world with aerial views of the Himalayan range including Mt. Everest.
All land transportation twin sharing accommodation with attached bathroom.
Places marked with a * have common bathroom Sightseeing with local English speaking guide Entrance fee's transfers to and from airport All necessary permits Flight ticket.
airport tax at Kathmandu and Lhasa airport Personal expenses / insurance Nepal re-entry visa China visa fee and visa urgent fee Ticket reconfirmation fee All meals Please note that agency is not responsible for extra costs due to landslides, road blockage and other such weather related problems.
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