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NEW! 8 Days Tibet package
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Duration: 8 Days

Trip Grade: two star

NEW! Fly-in / Fly-out to Tibet 8 Days package

In partnership with Sichuan Air departures every Monday and Friday from Kathmandu visit Tibet – Roof of the World!

 

The tour will fly-in and fly-out tour of Central Tibet following an ancient route from Lhasa, travels to the second holiest city - Shigatse, traversing across Lake Yamdrok and highland yak pastures, exploring this fascinating destination which at one time was forbidden to outsiders. 

 

This tour begins to Tibet with a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa or from any points in China. Train journey to Lhasa, can be booked with journeys starting from Beijing, Chengdu or Xining.

 

Day 01 KATHMANDU – LHASA 3650m

Transfer to Kathmandu airport for Sichuan Air to Lhasa airport. The flight has spectacular views of the mountains including Mt. Everest 8848m. Arrive and transfer along the Yarlung Tsangpo also known as Brahmaputra river, enroute visit the stone Buddha. Hotel in Lhasa.

 

Day 02 : LHASA TOURING

Exciting day with visit to Potala the imposing 13th storied winter Palace of the Dalai Lamas dominating the skyline of the city, Norbulingka Summer Palace, the 7th century Jokhang Temple and explore the bustling Barkhor market full of vendors and pilgrims.  Hotel in Lhasa.

 

Day 03 :  LHASA TOURING

Another day of fine touring to Drepung Monastery, the largest Gelugpa sect monastery. It has plenty of historical relics, Buddhist scriptures, arts & crafts. Transfer to Sera monastery on a slope north of the city. It is one of the three great monasteries of Lhasa city. Later walk through the older parts of Lhasa and visit Ani Sakung a nunnery always vibrant with activities. Hotel in Lhasa. 

 

Day 04 :  LHASA – GYANTSE 3950m

Drive approx 8 hrs to Gyantse via Kampa La pass 4794m, Yamdrok Tso 4482m also known as Turquoise lake covers 600 sq. km. It is one of three largest lakes in Tibet. The drive is across Karo La pass 5010m & view the glacier overhanging over the highway, there two other smaller passes before Gyantse town. Hotel in Gyantse.

 

Day 05 : GYANTSE - SHIGATSE 3900m

Visit Phalkor monastery & Kumbum Stupa designed by Newari architects from Nepal. The former has a special influence over Buddhism owing to its unity of Gelugpa, Sakyapa & Bhuton sects.  Drive 2 hrs to Shigatse 3900m the second largest city in Tibet.

Visit Tashilunpo monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lamas. This monastery houses the Maitreya Buddha statue weighing 275 Kgs of Gold & measures 26metres in height. Hotel in Shigatse.

 

Day 06 : SHIGATSE - LHASA 3650m

Take a walk in this town or a ride in one of the motorized bike rickshaws.  It is now a drive of  approximately 5.30hrs to Lhasa city via the northern highway and Nyinbo county, watch out for the traditional waterwheel incense making grinders. Hotel in Lhasa.

 

Day 07 : LHASA 3650m

A relaxed day, today’s only tour will be a visit to the “Flag or Banner” making factory in the old part of the city.  This is a favourite of visitors looking to find the lucky charm.

Option to have a meal with a local family or watch a traditional evening of Tibetan cultural performance and cuisine. 

 

Day 08 : LHASA 3650m – KATHMANDU 1300m

Transfer to airport for home ward flight.Take the flight to Kathmandu over the magnificent Himalayas if you missed out on the way in.  Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel.

Bon Voyage !

 

Cost per person US$ 1850.

*Subject to change without notice as per airline policy

Includes : airfare Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu on Sichuan Air, middle class hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan, all tours, transfers by private vehicle, one English speaking local guide.  Extras visa and tour entry fees. Conditions apply - package rates set at minimum 4 persons travelling.  Or please enquire to set your own private departure.

 

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