Tibet Cultural Tour
Trip Overview Tibet Cultural Tour:
This tour offers you some of the most amazing landscape on Earth and it is an Adventure trip for travelers on a limited time & Budget. The Friendship Highway is an important artery of commerce, it is also Tibet’s most popular tourist route. 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. This route gives you a glimpse of both the Tibetan and Nepali culture. We'll pass small Tibetan settlements, nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains and awe-inspiring mountain peaks. Equally as fascinating is the wealth of cultural interest and we will have plenty of opportunity to explore this side of Tibet, both in Lhasa and the other towns we pass through on our journey.
The Friendship Highway (also known as the Arniko Highway) is an important artery of commerce, it is also Tibet’s most popular tourist route. It was built in the mid-1960s and to link the valleys to the south of the Tsangpo and it follows the ancient trade route from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival day, our office representative greets you at Airport and transfer to Hotel , in the evening Briefing about tour.
Day 02: After Breakfast/ Half day, guided Sightseeing Tour to Kathmandu valley, Places are Pashupatinath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and Swambunath Stupa, rest of time O/N at Hotel.
Day 03: After Breakfast/ Half day, guided Sightseeing Tour to Kathmandu valley, Places are Pashupatinath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and Swambunath Stupa, rest of time O/N at Hotel
Early morning pick up from the Hotel in kathmandu, scenic drive to Kodari (Nepal /Tibet Border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, our Nepalese representative (guide) will handover the clients to Tibetan Guide & transportation, (Nepalese guide & vehicle will return from the boarder) an hour adventures uphill drive by truck (normally) or 2 hour walk uphill (incase of landslide) to Chinese immigration. Continue drive to Nyalam. Overnight at Hotel. (Dormitory room).
Day 04: Nyalam /Tingri (4300M) / Lhatse (4350M): 225Km /244Km
Day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world crossing over LALUNGLA (5,050M), from where, weather permitting breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt. CHO OYU (8201M) & MT XISHAPAGMA (8012M) but dwarfed by the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From Tingri one can enjoy the magnificence of MT. EVEREST (8,848M). Overnight at Hotel. (Twin sharing room).
Day 05: LHATSE /XIGATSE (3900M): 244KM
Continue scenic drive crossing over GYATCHULA (5,220M), the highest pass en route to LHASA via LHATSE from where the road to MT. KAILASH bifurcates to the west. Overnight at Hotel Utse (3*** hotel) (Twin sharing room)
Day 06: XIGATSE /GYANTSE (3,900M): 90KM
Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama’s TASHILHMPU Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the KUMBUM Stupa & PHALKOR Monastery. Overnight at Hotel Utse (3***). (Twin sharing room).
Day 07: GYANTSE /LHASA (3,650M): 261KMFull day picturesque drive crossing over KAROLA (5,010m), KAMBALA (4,794M), colorful YAMDROK LAKE and the Tibetan lifeline river BRAMA PUTRA (YARLUNG TSANGPO). Overnight at Hotel Shambala or Dhood Gu Hotel (3*** Hotel) (Twin sharing room).
Day 08: In LHASA
Two full days sightseeing tour in LHASA including JOKHANG TEMPLE, BARKHOR BAZAAR, POTALA PALACE, DREPUNG & SERA MONASTRIES. Overnight at Hotel Shambala or Dhood Gu Hotel (3*** Hotel) (Twin sharing room).
Day 09: LHASA /KATHMANDU
Early morning drive to Gongar airport for departure flight to KATHMANDU.
Day 10: Departure.
Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 10 days, you can do white water rafting, jungle safari Everest mountain flight etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly.
Note of above Itinerary: O/N = Over Night, B & B = Bed & Breakfast, FB (Full Board) = Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Note regarding accommodation in Kathmandu:
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, where you need to stay before and after the trip. In this connection, we have included 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu in above package. Instead of 3 stars, if you would like to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu for 4 stars or five stars, please, let us know, we will book accordingly.
If your do not wish to join with group, private trip departs everyday upon your request that is best suited to couples, families and small group of friends.
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