TIBET OVERLAND TOUR

For centuries Tibet has been a mysterious and timeless land, cut off from the rest of the world by the mighty Himalayan range. Tibet is the highest plateau in the world with an average altitude in excess of 3500 meters. This overland tours takes you to some of the best that Tibet has to offer from magnificent monasteries to high passes, crystal azure blue lakes, colorful praying flags and vast expanses of land. It truly is an inspiring experience crossing over the high passes.

Day-1: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day-2: Sightseeing

Day-3: Fly to Lhasa

Day-4: Sightseeing in Lhasa.

Day-5: Sightseeing in Lhasa

Day-6: Kathmandu

Day-7: Depart

Overview

Fast Facts

Best: May to October

Tour: 7 Days

Hotels

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1

Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day-2

Full day guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley.

Day-3: Fly to Lhasa

A China Southwest Airline flight which departs Kathmandu in the mid - morning will take you over the Himalayas in what must be one of the most spectacular flights to Gongar airport, 90km from Lhasa. You will be met here by your guide and then proceed to Lhasa. Rest of the day will be at leisure.

Day-4: Sightseeing in Lhasa.

After breakfast, you will visit the Potala Palace. The palace of the Dalai Lama a treasure of Tibetan culture was, till 1965, the seat of both religion and politics in Tibet and quite possibly, the singularly most important building in all Tibet. It was built in the seventh century by Tsongtsen Gampo as a fort and later renovated by the fifth Dalai Lama in the seventeenth century to its present specifications. Your next stop will be Norbulingkha, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama, which was built, in the eighteenth century.

Day-5: Sightseeing in Lhasa

Today you will visit the Drepung monastery. This is the largest monastery in the world and once housed 10,000 monks and nuns. It was built in 1419 and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lamas lived and were entombed here. Your next stop will be the Jokhang Temple. This is the holiest shrine in Tibet and houses a golden statue of the Buddha, which was brought to Tibet by the Chinese princess "Wen Chen". You then stop off at Barkhor Bazaar outside the Jokhang monastery. This is a bustling flea market and is, generally, the place to buy souvenirs.

Day-6:

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight Hotel

Day-7:

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight home

End of services

What's Included

Price includes

Airport transfers by private vehicle
Thamel Eco Resort in Kathmandu, twin sharing with breakfast
Kathmandu sightseeing tour, entrance fees, guide, private transportation
Tibet travel permit
Flights: Lhasa to Kathmandu
Hotels
Breakfast daily
Guide and porter (s) on trek; their wages, insurance and expenses
Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural show
Duffel bag on trek

Price Excludes

International flights, departure taxes and any excess baggage charges.
Mandatory travel and medical insurance
Tips, baggage and porterage
Expenses of a personal nature such as bottled drinks, mineral water, morning and afternoon teas etc laundry etc.
Meals while staying at the hotels in Kathmandu (only breakfast is included along with accommodation).
Extra expenses and/of additional days caused due to unexpected events (such a flight delays, porterage because of land slides and other natural events.)
Entry Visa Nepal $40
Rescue and evacuation
Tips and gratuities
Costs incurred for returning to the hotel earlier than expected (From $35 per night)
Single supplements if applicable
Cost for giving up the trek (and any unused portions which are not refundable), additional hotel days in Kathmandu as a result or costs incurred for changing the itinerary, if applicable, extra costs incurred for landslides and delays beyond our control etc.

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