Trans Himalayan Tibet Overland Tour 7 nights 8 days
Trans Himalayan Overland Tibet tour is one of the popular and intesresting tours in Tibet. Tibet is known as "The Roof of the world". It lies in the south western part, Tibet Overland Tour of China bordering India, Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal. Trans Himalayan Tibet Overland Tour is more exciting for crossing the high desert, driving through over 3000m–5000m, visiting the cave & monasteries including beautiful landscapes, rich culture, ancient religion, amazing myths and gorgeous mountains. Moreover, this tour includes historical places such as Panchen Lama’s Tashilumpu Monastery. Drive through the Tibet’s biggest Agricultural field to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Palkor Monastery and Lhasa. Tourists can have spectacular views of beautiful mountain peaks including Mt. Everest. Tibetan guide provides you full information and pleases you with excellent sightseeing's. The sightseeing throughout Lhasa including JOKHANG TEMPLE, BARKHOR BAZAAR, POTATLA PALACE, DEPRUNG AND SERA MONASTERIES and walk-over crowded Tibetan market. Renowned as the last Shangri-La in the world, Tibet is isolated by the high Himalayas and is one of the least developed parts of the world. This tour is divided into three parts: Cneral Tibet tour offers fascinating views of the of the incredible formation of the highest plateau of the world with beautiful rocks, Cascades and canyons admist the mighty presence of Mt. Sishapagma (8,028m). It brings you so close to the Shangri-La of Tibet. Central Tibet tour provides you the breath taking views of Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho Oyu, Makalu and Shishapangma.
Central Tibet tour starts from Kathmandu through "Kerung Border " to Tibetan border. You can fly direct to Lhasa from Kathmandu. Himalayan Overland tour is one of the best tour that provides you the views of ancient landscapes, village settlements, life styles, culture and monuments of Tibet.
Early in the morning we start scenic drive to Kerung Border, which is Nepal-Tibet Border through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, an hour adventurous uphill drive by Bus & jeep (normally) or 2 hour walk uphill (in case of landslide to Chinese immigration, check-in to hotel or Continue drive to Kerung. Stay overnight at Guest House in Kerung.
We start derive very early in the morning to the highest plateau of the world with the view of typical landscape offering the sheer feeling of being on the roof of the world crossing over high passes, from where you can view the breathtaking mountain range and Paikutso Lake. One can also take a magnificent view of Mt. Everest (8,848m) from Tingri. Stay overnight in Guest house.
Wake up early in the morning and start sightseeing to the Panchen Lama’s Tashilumpu Monastery. Then we start drive through the Tibet’s biggest Agricultural field to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Palkor Monastery. Stay overnight in Hotel Gyantse.
Guided tour in Lhasa of JOKHANG TEMPLE, BARKHOR BAZAAR, POTATLA PALACE, DEPRUNG AND SERA MONASTERIES. At Lhasa with an interesting tour of important sites around its historical and religious places, beginning with short drive west of Lhasa towards a hilltop with a tour of old Drepung Monastery, in the early day home of all high priest and Dalia Lamas before Potala Palace was built. Here visit the main prayer halls with monks on deep prayers where Drepung means a heap of rice with its whitewashed buildings as it looks from a distance views, after a great interesting visit drive to Shera Monastery where you can witness young monks on the exciting debate, which deepens their knowledge of all types to reach their priesthood. Shera monastery located north of Lhasa after an interesting time with a lunch break in local Tibetan / Chinese restaurants, afternoon tour of magnificent Potala Palace known as ' Heavenly Realm' with 1,000 rooms where visitors can tour only the main important interior of 8 to 10 rooms of great significance. Potala Palace stands in the hub of Lhasa city a beautiful Landmark of Tibet, where main-superior priest Dalai Lama residence till 14 the last Dalai Lama, at present turn into a museum. After an impressive tour back to busy colorful Barkhor Market Square with time to visit Jharkhand Temple, the oldest religious sites of Tibet. As the day ends in Lhasa, with time for individual activities around Lhasa before dinner time on last day in Lhasa.
Depending upon flight time for Kathmandu, our Tibetan guide transfer you to Gondor Airport international airport about an hour drive from Lhasa for flight back to Kathmandu, as per your time board into Air China for scenic sweeping air journey of an hour with amazing panorama of Himalayan chain of peaks with Everest at close distance as plane lands at Kathmandu airport. From Kathmandu airport transfer back to your hotel with the afternoon free for individual activities.
What is Included?
Transportation by Van / bus as per mentioned above
Accommodation in above mentioned hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis
Sightseeing by well experienced Tibetan English Speaking city tour guide
All airport hotel airport transfer
What is Excluded?
Insurance of any kind
Lunch and dinner
Nepal re-entry visa fees
Expenses of personal nature, gratitude tips, Drinks, Laundry, communication
Expenses incurred due to the natural calamities and political unrest