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May 22, 2014 B+Michael, USA
Thank you for your trekking service in Nepal. Our guide Mingmar Sherpa was outstanding! He took good care of us from Monday evening (when we landed late to Lukla)... Read More
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This overland tour is designed for those who prefer to soak in the sights by driving around. This tour gives you an opportunity to discover the real Tibet. From the bustling old cities to the ancient villages and settlements, you get to observe Tibetan lifestyle at close quartersThis overland tour connects two old capital cities, Lhasa in Tibet and Kathmandu in Nepal. The tour begins in Lhasa and ends Kathmandu. Tibet, which boasts of spectacular mountain scenery and a rich cultural heritage, is a place worth visiting. As you drive across the Tibetan plateau, you will be expertly guided around all the Tibetan monasteries, temples, monuments and important tourist sites by expert local Tibetan guide. In Lhasa you explore the Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and the busy Barkhor Square.Leaving Lhasa on a 4WD, you will be driven past picturesque Tibetan settlements where nomadic herdsmen can be seen wandering across the wide arid plateau. This overland journey takes you over several high mountain passes with spectacular mountain views, including those of the majestic Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Shishapangma. Your adventure tour continues to the historic cities of Shigatse and Gyantse.As you explore the ancient monasteries, forts and citadels you get an insight into the rich Tibetan culture and history. As you leave Zanghmu and cross the Friendship Bridge, you enter Nepal. Your overland tour comes to a finale.
AY 01: KATHMANDU (1300M) - NYALAM (3750M) 156KM, APPROX 08 HRS DRIVE.Early morning scenic drive through the typically beautiful Nepalese country side to Kodari (Nepal -Tibet border), on arrival at Kodari clients has to go through the immigration formalities in Nepal Immigration and check into the Chinese side just other side of the river for Chinese immigration. After immigration formalities drive to Zhangmu and further to Nyalam. Over night at Guest House dormitory Sharing room on B/B basis.
DAY 02: ZHANGMU/NYALAM -LHATSE (4350M), 244KM, APPROX DRIVE 07-08 HRS.Drive to the highest plateau of the world with typical landscape offering the sheer feeling of being on the roof of the world crossing over the 5,050 meters LALUNGA pass, from where you can view the breathtaking mountain range from Mt.Cho Oyu (8,201m) Mt.Xishapagma ( 8,012m) dwarfed by the vastness of Tibetan plateau (if weather permits). One can also take a magnificent view of Mt. Everest (8,848m) from Tingri/ Lhatse.
Overnight in Guest house dormitory Sharing room on B/B basis
DAY 03: TINGRI/LHATSE - SIGATSE (3,900M), 244KM, APPROX 06-08 HRS DRIVE.Scenic drive through the highest point, Gyatchu La passes (5,220m) en route to Lhasa via Lhatse.
Overnight in hotel in twin sharing room on B/B basis.
DAY 04: XIGATSE - GYANTSE (3,950M), 90KM, APPROX 2 HRS DRIVE.Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama's Tashilumpu Monastery. Drive through the Tibet's biggest Agricultural field to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Palkor Monastery.
Over night in Hotel in twin sharing room on B/B basis.
DAY 05: GYANTSE - LHASA (3650M):261 KM.Full day picturesque drive along the turquoise lake Yamadrok, crossing over Kampala Pass (4794M) and the Brahma Putra River (Yarlung Tsangpo).
Over night in hotel in twin sharing on B/B basis.
DAY 07: LHASA - DEPARTUREEarly morning drive to Gongaar airport for departure flight to Kathmandu or Train/flight to other cities of china (We can arrange Train/flight tickets from Lhasa to any other cities of China at best prices)
7 Nights budget Guest house/ Hotel Accommodations(BUDGET TOUR PACKAGE) or 7 Nights Standard Accomodations( STANDARD TOUR) single room with Daily breakfast and all taxes
Transportation by Private Jeep from Kathmandu to Lhasa
All necessary Sightseeing according to itinerary
Monasteries Entrance fees
English Speaking Tibetan Guide
Tibet Travel permits
Tibet / China Travel Visa
Lunch & Dinner during tour (US$ 7-10 per meals)
Any bottled drinks and personal natures expenses
Any unforeseen Expenses
Hotel in Kathmandu before and after Tibet Tour (we can book your hotel in Kathmandu at best price)