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Tours > China Tour  >  Tibet Overland Travel

09 DAYS TIBET OVERLAND
Trip code: CN-TOL9


This is a journey that all adventure seekers should not miss! We start from Tibet’s fascinating capital of Lhasa where we visit many of the outstanding monasteries and palaces. From here, we make a 5 days/4 nights overland journey across the moonlike Tibetan plateau and over the mighty Himalayas. En route, we stop at the historical township and quaint villages as well as high altitude lakes.
Traveling in Tibet can be rough and the high altitude is a concern. Our package offers the best hotel (with deluxe room) in the city, private vehicle, doctor on arrival and oxygen supply etc to make the adventure as comfortable as possible.

Day 01ARRIVE LHASA
Fly to Lhasa via Chengdu.
Upon arrival in Lhasa, the capital, met & drive about 1.5 hours to Lhasa or Shangbala
At 3500m, it is advisable to take the rest of the day easily for better acclimatization. Have a leisurely 1 hour orientation drive around Lhasa city before dinner in the old city center.
(Dinner included)

Day 02LHASA
This morning, we tour Potala Palace - listed as an UNESCO world heritage site. It dominates the city of Lhasa and is perhaps the most famous landmark of Tibet. Afternoon, we cover Jokhang monastery - the "central cathedral", the Nunnery, which is the only one inside Lhasa city, Barkhor - the bustling market in the heart of old Lhasa with its narrow streets.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 03LHASA
Today, we make an excursion to Ganden Monastery about 2 hours drive away. The Monastery is at 4500m and commands a great view. We will arrange for you to have a session with the monks for discussion. You will also enjoy a ½-day hike around the surrounding villages to experience the Tibetan rural life. Packed lunch.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 04LHASA/YAMDROK LAKE/GYANTSE
Leaving Lhasa, we drive over 2 spectacular high passes, Kampa La at 4750m and Karo La at 5010m. We also pass the beautiful turquoise lake of Yamdrok. It’s a 261 km drive taking about 7 to 8 hours. Picnic lunch en route. Arrive in Gyantse (3950m)and check into Gyantse Hotel.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 05GYANTSE/XIGATSE
This morning, we tour Gyantse. Visit Pango Chorten and Kumbum (an oversized chorten of 100 000 images). Another 2 hours drive (60 km) brings us to Xigatse (3900m). Check into Xigatse Hotel or similar. Then, tour the impressive Tashilungpo Monastery, seat of Panchen Lama, second in order to Dalai Lama.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 06XIGATSE/XEGAR
Drive another 244km taking about 8 to 9 hours. The journey goes through the vast Tibetan plateau. In Xegar (4200m), check into Himalayan Inn or similar.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 07XEGAR/ZHANGMU
It’s about 7 hours drive today and probably the most spectacular day. From the barren rugged landscape of Tibet, we cross the mighty Himalayas and scenery changes to rich forests, typical of the Nepalese foothills. On a clear day, you may catch a glimpse of Everest - the world’s highest peak! Zhangmu is at 2500. Overnight in Zhangmu Hotel.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 08ZHANGMU/KATHMANDU
Cross the Friendship Bridge and you are back in Nepal. Another 6 hours drive brings you back to Kathmandu. Check into Yak & Yeti for 1 night.
(Breakfast included)

Day 09DEPART KATHMANDU
Transport to airport for flight out.
 


PRICES PER PERSON:

Tour price per person Min 2pax

Ex Shanghai Ex Beijing

Shangbala  Hotel

USD 3399 USD 3390
Lhasa Hotel USD 3530 USD 3521

 
COST INCLUDES

  • Airfare as stated in the itinerary

  • Accommodation on twin/double share basis;

  • Luggage transfer between airport and hotel

  • Meals as stated;

  • All tours & transfers as stated;

  • Two bottles water per person per day.

  • Tibet Permit;

COST EXCLUDES

  • Airport taxes;

  • Visa;

  • Travel insurance;

  • Personal & other expenses not stated.

HOTEL DESCRIPTIONS
Lhasa:
Shangbala: A small family run guesthouse right in the heart of old Lhasa
Lhasa Hotel: 4-star, Generally rated as the best hotel in Lhasa within 5 minutes drive from Old
Gyantze:
Gyantze Hotel: A simple 3-star hotel with all rooms with hot shower and toilet.
Xigatze:
Xigatze Hotel: A 3-star hotel with all rooms with hot shower and toilet. You have a choice of standard or Tibetan style room.
Xigar:
Himalayan Inn: A basic hotel with simple rooms equipped with attached toilet and shower.
Zhangmu:
Zhangmu Hotel: A simple 3-star hotel with all rooms with hot shower and toilet.
Yak & Yeti:
Yak & Yeti: A 5-star hotel with the main building converted from a former palace. It is situated right by the city's main shopping street.


 


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