• tibet tours
    Temples and monasteries of Tibet
  • tibet overland tours
    Head out across the Tibetan Plateau
  • Potala Palace
    Tour the incredible Potala Palace

TIBET OVERLAND TOUR

After a tour of Kathmandu we head off to Tibet, the rooftop of the world, with a flight into Lhasa.

 

After a few days of sightseeing, we head off to see the sacred and ancient sites of Lhasa, capital of Tibet before flying back across the Himalayas, to Kathmandu.

 

Fast Facts

Best: May to October

Tour: 7 Days

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Tibet Tour 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

 

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