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Nepal Tibet Tour

Trip Overview

  • Visit many sites between Lhasa and Everest Base Camp
  • A Small-group tour means better access to your guide
  • Hassle-free trip with entrance fees and transport included
  • See multiple dispersed sites, such as Potala Palace, and Mt. Everest
  • Mt Everest (8848m) the top of the world is the major highlight of this tour.
  • Some of the major highlights of Lhasa are Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, and the Tibet Museum.

Nepal Tibet tour is one of the most exciting and best-traveling destinations for travelers. The journey to Tibet starts as you land in the country of the Himalayas, Nepal at Tribhuvan International Airport. Tibet and Nepal are known for their religious significance and beautiful landscape. The culture and tradition of Tibet demonstrate the strong influence of the Buddhist religion, which is quite similar to the Nepalese culture. Tibet and Nepal are naturally blessed countries with the great Himalayas, beautiful landscapes, and rich heritage. Traveling to Tibet from Nepal is to trace the footprints of ancient Nepalese Buddhist legends who walked all over the Himalayas to spread Buddhism and knowledge.  There are two ways of traveling to Tibet from Nepal; you can travel either by road or by air. At about 90 KM drive from the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu you can reach Gyirong Port. If you will travel by flight, it will take about 1.5 hours to reach the Lhasa Gonggar International Airport. Our travel agency will provide all the other information regarding the tour a day before the departure.

Nepal Tibet Tour, the traditional homeland of Asia is one of the most beautiful places in the world with splendid lakes, unique landscapes, spectacular views of the Himalayas, and unspoiled scenery. In other words, Tibet is known as the roof of the world because it is about 3 miles above sea level, and there are not many places on earth higher than that. The numerous beautiful monasteries of Tibet are inevitably the best spiritual experience for travelers. You can experience a warm welcome from the locals of Tibet; they are very friendly, humble, and generous. The people will truly make traveling in Tibet a profound joy with their disarming smiles, great tolerance, and openness of heart. The magical, mysterious, and rich heritage of Tibet invites hundreds of travelers from different parts of the world every year. The sacred Namtso lake and the deepest canyon of the world, Yarlung Tsangpo Canyon is the major attraction of Tibet for its travelers. Some of the other major attractions of Tibet are Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, Everest Base Camp tour, Ganden Monastery, Sera Monastery, Samye Monastery, and Yamdrok Lake.No individuals travelers are allowed to enter Tibet without a licensed tour guide, the Tibet entry permit is very important to travel this beautiful country.

Explore the beauty of Tibet in your next holiday destination with our best value packages and first-hand travel information throughout your journey.

 

Itinerary

A flight into Tibet will give you a panorama of the snowy Himalayas Mountains Or 1-2 days of train riding over the high plateau by crossing the Tanggula Mountains with beautiful sceneries along the way. Once you arrive, our local Tibetan tour guide and driver will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to the hotel. From the airport to downtown Lhasa, it takes about 1.2hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, about 20mins. After being transferred to the hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day’s well-rest is crucial to acclimatize the high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not shower if you can help it. Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Today’s first attraction is to visit Drepung Monastery which is the world’s largest monastery that housed more than 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa’s disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing about Sera Monastery is the Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 – 17:00 from Monday to Saturday. Stay overnight in Lhasa.
In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt later in the 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama, now it is a museum and world heritage site. In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around Barkhor Street which is one of the most devotional circuits as well as a crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is located in the old area of Lhasa City Tibet, it is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors. Stay overnight in Lhasa.
We will pass by Kampala pass (4794m) on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit Yamdrok Lake. Covering 638Km², Yamdrok Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. Later we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside. It is about 300m from the main highway with easy access on your way to Gyantse.Then visit the main monastery in Gyantse – Pelkor Chode Monastery. Pelkhor Chode in Gyantse town is located about 230km to the south of Lhasa and 100kmto east of Shigatse. The monastery is a short walk from the heart of the town. Stay overnight in Shigatse
In the morning, you will leave Shigatse to Lhatse, a small town located 150 km from Shigatse, and you may have lunch in the local restaurant. After a short rest, you will go ahead to Tingri. You will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). In the late afternoon, you enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve. You can enjoy the panorama of the Himalayas at Gawula Pass (5198m). Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Rongbuk or the Tent Camp to stay overnight. If the weather is good, you can have a clear view of the sunset of the golden Everest peak. If it’s summertime (usually May~Oct), we will stay overnight at the nomad tents of the new Everest Base Camp; if wintertime (usually Nov~Apr), we will stay at Rongbuk Monastery’s guesthouse. Both places have but only the dorm bed lodging available. In both places, you can see the glorious Everest sunset if the weather is good. Stay overnight in Rongbuk guesthouse or Nomad Tent, (Dorm Bed)
Can get up early and enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak in the lodging area if the weather is good. And then, we can drive you to the Everest Base Camp. After sightseeing, we will drive back to Shigatse and enjoy the fabulous view along the way.
Shigatse, we will visit Tashilunpo Monastery the home of Panchen Lama. It was founded by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447, and is a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse and also the second-largest city in Tibet. It is located on a hill in the center of the city, the full name in Tibetan of the monastery means “all fortune and happiness gathered here” or “heap of glory”. Drive back to Lhasa from Shigatse along the friendship way, the northern way to Lhasa. On the way, you’ll see the Yarlung Tsangpo valley.
Today your guide and driver will escort you to the airport or railway station for your next destination. Before your departure, we will appreciate it if you can spend a few minutes evaluating our services either by filling the feedback form or simply send us an email when you back home. Your whole trip officially ended.

What is Included?

    • Lodgings: 6 Nights, twin room en suite in 3*
    • 1 Night, dorm bed at GUESTHOUSE or NOMAD TENT;
    • Meal: 6 Breakfasts & 1 Welcome Dinner
    • The travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;
    • Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all times on the first & last day;
    • Pick-up from Lhasa Gonggar Airport to your hotel at 9:30 am, 13:00 pm, and 16:00 pm on the first day;
    • The drop-off from your hotel to Lhasa Gonggar Airport at 6:00 am,8:30 am and 12:30 pm on the last day;
    • Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide
    • Attractions: all entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
    • Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB); Alien's Travel Permit(PSB) to be applied in Shigatse with your original passport which takes abt 30mins;
    • Travel Agency Liability insurance
    • Government Tax;
    • An express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)
    • Food & lodgings for guide & driver;
    • Oxygen tank for emergency use;
    • Two bottles of mineral water per person per day;

What is Excluded?

    • Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa; (We’d like to book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST price. Please contact us for details.)
    • If you miss the free transfer schedule due to flight delay or cancellation, then you are required to pay a private transfer from USD 80/vehicle/time.
    • Lunch & Dinner are not included but we will recommend some good ones for you according to your requirements. Usually, it takes 3-10 USD per person for each meal.
    • While Gratuities for guide and driver is NOT mandatory, it is expected. Based on their service, you can tip them on the last day of the tour. You are suggested to tip each of them 5-10 USD/day in total;
    • All the commission and tax charged by PayPal, Bank, and government when making payment.
    • Personal expenses;
    • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.

Equipment Checklist

  • Day pack (25–35 liters)Pack cover
  • Sleeping bag comfortable to -10 to -20 Degree(dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference) optional
  • Waterproof and comfortable hiking boots
  • Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)
  • headlight with extra batteries, Trekking poles
  • Trekking Clothing(3 pair t-shirt,2 pairs trousers or trekking pants,
  • Wicking, quick-dry boxers or briefs (3)
  • Wicking, quick-dry sports bra (for women)
  • Heavyweight long underwear bottoms
  • Mid-weight long underwear bottoms
  • Mid-weight long underwear top
  • Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)
  • Mid-weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)
  • Convertible hiking pants
  • Fleece pants or insulated pants
  • waterproof/windproof jackets
  • Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain pants
  • Mid-weight fleece gloves or wool gloves, Liner gloves
  • Mid-weight fleece/wool winter hat, Sun hat
  • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)
  • Liner socks (optional),Sunglasses
  • Sun lotion 35 to 50, Water Bottle
  • Water filter, Slippers, Towels, Raincoat
  • Personal medicine kits

faqs

what type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?

This trip is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. The best preparation for this trek is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted, and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalayas that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers, it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.

Will some body come to pick me up at the airport open my arrival?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying the Mount Adventure Holidays signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal and Tibet upon on arrival at the airport?

YES, you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 50 and 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and Lhasa?

We use twin-sharing standard rooms from three-star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. In Lhasa, accommodation will be in 2-star hotels. The hotel offers a room with breakfast there will be an additional charge of USD 380 per person for the entire trip to upgrade the four to five-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and in Lhasa.

What sort of food can I expect in the tour?

All breakfasts are included in our package. Your guide will help you find good restaurants at a reasonable price. A must are the small Tibetan restaurants that serve authentic Tibetan food. You can try ethnic Tibetan cuisine. Have some momos or grant ok, and wash it down with a cup of salted Tibetan butter tea. Meals will either be in the hotel or at a restaurant of your choice (where available). While on the road, lunch will be at one of the many Chinese tea shops along the way which generally serve a variety of noodle and vegetable dishes and meat where available. Expect to spend around USD 15 to 20 per day for meals.

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours?

Here are some documents that you will need to carry with you:

  • · Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour (Keep a separate, photocopy)
  • · Travel insurance (Keep a separate photocopy)
  • · Cash and Traveller’s Cheques (Keep numbers and proof of purchase separately)
  • · Flightickets
  • · Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts
Do you Handel Tibet visa and travelling permit?

YES, we do handle all the procedures for Tibet Visa and Travelling Permits. The processing charge is included in the trip price.

How fit do I need to be for this tour? Is this trip for me?

The Kathmandu Lhasa Tour is suitable for the average traveler who is moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required.

How much tips should I give to the guide, porter and driver?

While tipping is not mandatory it is a nice way of showing your appreciation to the people who have helped you enrich your holiday experience. It all depends on how far you are pleased and satisfied with their services. There is no fixed amount, but many of our clients offer 8-10 percent of the total tour price as tips.

All your departure is guaranteed to run?

YES, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimal additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation notice is required, a minimum of 20 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the Trip shall then be termed as canceled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.

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