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TOURS & TREKS IN TIBET

 

TIBET

 

Fixed Departure 2016

 

Lhasa Cultural Tour

 

We will fly to Lhasa over the highest mountains in the world. In Lhasa, we will explore the Potala Palace (former winter residence of Dalai Lama), the Jokhang (the most revered Tibetan Buddhist religious structure). The Tibetan medical centre and the largest monastic university in Tibet are located at Drepung.

From Lhasa we will travel across the Tibetan plateau visiting some of Tibet's most revered monasteries and religious sites in the Tsang province. We will visit transquil Yamdork Tso, Gyantse and Tibet's second largest city, Shigatse. From Shigatse we will continue over Tongla pass to Shegar and Zangmu with views of the Himalaya, cross the Friendship Bridge and make our way through the Nepal countryside to Kathmandu.

Fact of the Tour :

Duration: 10 Nights/11 Days
Tour Type: fly in/drive out
Tour departure: Saturday or Tuesday from April to October
No. of Pax : Min. 2+

Itinerary of Lhasa Cultural Tour

 

Day

Program

01 :

Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

02 :

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

03 :

Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa (11,972ft). acclimatization and O/N Lhasa

04 :

Guided tour of Jokang, the Barkhor and the Tibetan Medical Center O/N Lhasa

05 :

Guided tour of Potala Palace and Drepung O/N  Lhasa

06 :

Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (12,956ft). via Yamdork Tso, crossing two passes (Kambala 16,314 ft and Korala 16,432ft). O/N  Gyantse

07 :

Drive to Shigatse (12,792ft). en-route visit Zhalu monastery, guided tour of Tashilhunpo Monastery O/N  Shigatse

08 :

Drive to Shegar (14268ft). via Tongla pass (16564ft) O/N Shegar

09 :

Drive to Zangmu (8200ft). en route visit Milarepa Caves in Nyalam O/N Zhangmu

10 :

Drive via Friendship Highway to border, cross Friendship Bridge and transfer to mini-bus or jeep for trip to Kathmandu O/N Kathmandu

11 :

Final Departure or extension of the trip

 

Service Includes:

Travel permit, air fare, Normal Chinese visa fee, all land transfers, monasteries entrance fees, all accommodation on twin sharing basis with free breakfast, all sightseeing tours as per itinerary with a local Tibetan/Chinese English speaking Guide.

Service does not Include:

Main meals, airport departure tax, Nepal re-entry visa fee, travel insurance, excess baggage charges, porterage, emergency Chinese visa fee, private expenses such as telephone bills, laundry, beverage, tips etc.

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