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Tibet Overland Tour

Tibet Overland Tour

Tibet Overland Tour

Mountain guide trek has been organizing Overland Tour to Tibet (7 nights/8 days Trip) an adventurous journey which covers most of the best parts of Tibet. The Tibet Overland Tour truly a fabulous tour which offers awesomely beautiful picturesque landscape, colorful people and their culture, tranquil lakes, numerous high passes with stunning views of the mountains. Enriched by the ancient most lavishly decorated monasteries and temples with chanting saffron colored monks, ever smiling faces of people and their typical lifestyle all contributes to Lhasa Tour trip a memory of your lifetime. Overland Tibet Tour via Nepal land so rich in culture, tradition and steeped in religion with its unique landscape, casts an enchanted spell that holds you in thrill and excitement, a spectacular panoramic flight over the mighty Himalayas which has it all for you to witness it.

Tibet Overland Tour / 08 Days - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Zhangmu (2,300 m) - 123 km.

Day 02: Zhangmu to Xegar (4, 350 m) - 244 km.

Day 03: Xegar to Shigatse (3,900m) - 244 km.

Day 04: Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950m) - 90 Km.

Day 05: Gyantse to Lhasa (3, 650m) - 216 km.

Day 06: Sightseeing in Lhasa.

Day 07: Sightseeing in Lhasa.

Day 08: Lhasa to Kathmandu.

Tibet Overland Tour / 08 Days - Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Zhangmu (2,300 m) - 123 Km.
Departure early morning from Kathmandu, drive towards Kodari (Tibet/Nepal border) through scenic countryside. Breakfast at Dhulikhel. After completion of immigration formalities at Kodari/ Zhangmu, we check in at hotel in Zhangmu or continue drive to Neylam(3,600m) for one and half hour more through windy uphill road. (Overnight at tourist standard hotel on BB basis)

Day 02: Zhangmu to Xegar (4, 350 m) - 244 Km.
From Nylam, the drive passes through traditional Tibetan farm villages to Lalung-la Pass (5,050m) with outstanding view of Mt. Shisapangma (8013m highest within Tibet). Continue towards Xegar via; a town of old Tingri, where you can have a good view of Mt. Everest (8,848m) on a clear fine day. (Overnight at tourist standard hotel on BB basis)

Day 03: Xegar to Shigatse (3,900m) - 244 Km.
Our journey today takes us to the highest pass on the tour at Gyatshola Pass, 5,220m. Further, the drive descends to Lhatse town situated on the route to Mt. Kailash and continue towards Shigatse; the second largest city in Tibet honored by famous Tashilumpo Monastery; the seat of Panchen Lama. (Overnight at tourist standard hotel on BB basis)

Day 04: Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950m) - 90 Km.
After visiting Tashilumpo Monastery and Shigatse bazaar, the drive continues to Gyantse; a small bustling town steeped in history. It lies 261 km to south-west of Lhasa, and later became the main center for trade with British India We visit Khumbum Chorten, which was built around 1400 AD... (Overnight at tourist standard hotel on BB basis)

Day 05: Gyantse to Lhasa (3, 650m) - 216 Km.
Drive to Lhasa,  crossing over Karo- La Pass (5,010m),Kamba- La Pass (4,795m) and Yamdrok Tsho-lake  well known as turquoise lake. At leisure you will have time to immerse yourselves in the crowd of colourful people in Lhasa. (Overnight at tourist standard hotel on BB basis)

Day 06: Sightseeing in Lhasa. 
In Lhasa sightseeing tour to Sera Monastery, Jorkhang temple  and Bharkor Bazar. Tour to Sera Monastery, one of the most important and old monastery of Tibet as well a school for Tibetan Buddhism. Visit to Jorkhang Temple is another interesting place as it boasts a lot of historic importance and tales of old days. Conclude the day tour by visiting Bharkor Bazaar. (Overnight at tourist standard hotel on BB basis)

Day 07: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
Sightseeing tour to Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery. Tour of Potala Palace originally built during 640 AD. The 13 storied palaces stand 117.19m high with 1000 rooms, visit to Drepung monastery, and the largest of all monasteries in Tibet. (Overnight at tourist standard hotel on BB basis)

Day 08: Lhasa to Kathmandu.
After breakfast, early morning we drive for 2 hours to Gonggar Airport, a scenic flight to Kathmandu with panoramic views of the high Himalyas including the soaring Mt.Everest. Upon arrival our staff will transfer you to the Hotel. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Cost Include

  • Twin sharing accommodation
  • Air ticket Lhasa to Kathmandu
  • All necessary transportation Kathmandu/Lhasa
  • Best available Hotel/Guest House on BB (Bed and breakfast) basis
  • Sightseeing tour as per the program
  • An English speaking guide and monastery entrance fee.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner
  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu(A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Airport- departure tax
  • Air ticket reconfirmation fee,
  • Insurance
  • Emergency evacuation,
  • In case of landslides extra charge for porters and transportation.
  • Airfare Lhasa / Kathmandu, Tibet / China visa fee and urgent visa charge.

Note:- Cost includes and exclude section may give you better idea on how the trip is organized. Once you let us know the number of interested traveler and departure date we would get back to you with actual cost for the trip.

Equipment

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for Tibet Overland Tour. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we are feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

Head

  • Light or warm fleece hat.
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Sun hat and scrap
  • Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • T-shirts (4)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Body lotion/Anti-sunlight cream

Hands

  • Playing cards
  • Lightweight gloves (water/wind proof)
  • Trail map and guide book
  • Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (4)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4-pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4-pairs)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag
  • Money belt
  • Head touch and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Optional Items

  • Swiss Knife
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Trekking map
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading books
  • Journal & pen
  • Photo's of home/family
  • Energy/protein bars (optional)
  • Walkman

Note: If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Photos

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