From April 2009 to End of October
Days: Every Tuesday and Saturday from Kathmandu.
Must be arrived Kathmandu at least 2 days before departure to Tibet tour.
Drive over the Himalayas by
way of the incredible Arniko Highway that connects Kathmandu with
Lhasa. 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 best hotels in other places. An unforgettable
encounter with forbidden Tibet.
Day 01 : Kathmandu - Zhangmu (2300m)
- 123 Kms.
Early morning drive to Kodari. After doing immigration and custom
formalities drive uphill to Zhangmu Immigration Post. O/nt at
DAY 02 : Zhangmu - Xegar (4350m)- 244 Kms.
Drive to Xegar crossing Nyalamu Pass (3800m) & LALUNG LA PASS
(5050m). This drive offers fantastic view of the high mountains
including Everest (8848m). O/nt at Hotel Xegar.
DAY 03 : Xegar - Xigatse (3900m) - 244 Kms.
Drive (Approx 8 hrs) to Xigatse. Xigatse has the famous Tashilunpo
Monastery and the seat of Panchen lama. O/nt at Hotel Xigatse.
DAY 04 : Xigatse - Gyantse (3900m)-90 Kms.
In the morning visit Tashilunpo Monastery and the free market
of Xigatse. In the afternoon drive to Gyantse and visit Phalkor
Monastery and Khumbum Stupa. O/nt. at Hotel Gyantse.
DAY 05 : Gyantse - Lhasa (3650m)- 259 Kms.
The drive to Lhasa takes 08 hours crossing two passes - THE KARO
LA (5010 M.) AND KAMBA LA (4794m.) via Yamdrok Tso lake. O/nt
DAY 06 & 07 : Lhasa Sightseeing Tour.
Visit The Potala & Norbulinka Palace, Drepung & Sera Monastery,
Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar.
DAY 08 :
Transfer to Gonggor airport for your onward flight to Kathmandu..
US $ 529.00 Per Person on twin sharing basis (Budget tour option)
US $ 841.00 Per Person on twin sharing basis (Standard tour option)
US $ 1225.00 Per Person on twin sharing basis (Deluxe tour option)
US $ 125.00 per person.
Expectionally Visa fee for the US Natioanls: USD 198.00 per person.
Lhasa/Kathmandu: $370.00 (including airport tax)
The Tour Cost Includes:
- Tibet Travel Permit, entrance fees;
- Twin share accommodation in respective hotels
- Tours and transfers with English speaking guide;
- All land transport using suitable vehicles.
- Breakfast everyday.
The Cost Excludes:
- Airport taxes and excess baggage charges.
- EXTRAS - as applicable
- Lunches & dinners; refreshments, bottled/alcoholic drinks;
- Any tips (hotels, restaurants, guide, driver, etc.);
- Photography charges at monasteries/palaces/sites;
- Nepal re-entry Visa
- Extras cost for up-grading rooms at hotels if/when applicable;
- Any cost arising from political disturbances, strikes, cancellation
of flights, deviation in program, delays due to landslides, road
blockage etc (clients have to brone directly a the spot).
- All arrangements in Kathmandu (hotel accommdoation, meals, sightseeing
- Personal Insurance
P.S: This tour is also available in the reverse
order also – starting every Saturday from Kathmandu to Lhasa and
drive overland from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
Also available this tour on Private tour basis.