Kathmandu to Tibet Tour 8 days 7 nights (Depart Every Saturday)

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$ 200

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$850

Overview

Kathmandu To Tibet Tour: Travel from Nepal to Tibet is easy by joining our fixed departure, we are operating this Kathmandu to Lhasa fixed departure join in overland tour on every Saturday. Nepal Tibet Tour starts from Kathmandu to Kyirong border and will end in Lhasa, Tibet.

Please note to travel to Tibet from Nepal, we need your passports to be emailed to us at least 21 days before departure date, and you need to pass us your passports in Nepal, and you need to be at Nepal at least for 5 working days before departure to Tibet.

Please note Everest Based Camp was closed in Tibet for the year of 2019 until further notice. We can’t visit Everest Base Camp in Tibet.

Kathmandu to Tibet Tour 8 days 7 nights (Depart Every Saturday) Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu- Nepal Tibet Border: Kyirong - Kyirong Town (2800m)

Day 2: Kyirong (2800m) - Peikutso Lake (4600m) - Tingri (4300m)

Day 3: Old Dingri (4300m) - Shigatse (3900m)

Day 4: Shigatse (3900m) - Gyantse (3950m)

Day 5: Gyantse (3950m) - Yamdrok Lake (4441m)- Lhasa

Day 6: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa (3565m): Visit Potala Palace, Jokang Temple and Bharkor Bazar!

Day 7: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa (3565m): Visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery!

Day 8: Lhasa (3565m) - Departure!

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu- Nepal Tibet Border: Kyirong - Kyirong Town (2800m)

Duration

11 hours / 210km

Transportation

Car

Meal

N/A

Accommodation

Kerung Guest House or similar class hotel

We will send you to Kyirong border at 8am in the morning with Jeep, and you will arrive at Kyirong border from Kathmandu at around 2pm.

After 150Km drive from Kathmandu, you will arrive at Nepal Tibet Kyirong Border (It was newly opened for tourists on August 2017). Your Tibetan guide and driver will pick you up at the border and make the necessary immigration paper work. You will continue the driving to Kyirong town, which is 20km away from the border.

Today, you will travel 170km in total on a rough road.

MUST KNOW:

  1. Tibet Kyirong border was opened for foreign travelers starting August 2017, and is the only border connecting Nepal and Tibet.
  2. Kyirong is 2800m above sea level, 755 km from Lhasa through Shigatse and it is only around 170km from Kathmandu.
  3. Zhangmu border was totally closed after April 2015 earthquake, and open for lorries and trucks only. Not for foreign travelers.

Day 2: Kyirong (2800m) - Peikutso Lake (4600m) - Tingri (4300m)

Duration

9 hours/ 300km

Transportation

Car

Meal

Breakfast

Accommodation

Tingri Guest House or Dingri Zhufeng Hotel or similar class hotel

After breakfast, you will start your journey to Old Tingri (4300m).

You will drive pass the the most sacred cave of Milarepa Yogi which dates back to the 11th century and also the birth place of Milarepa.

We will drive through Kyirong Pass (4900m), and drive along the beutiful Peikutso Lake (4600m) and continue to Old Tingri (4300m) which is 180km from Kyirong(2800m).

The scenery is beautiful with Shisha Bangma snow mountain on the right and Peikutso Lake on the left . If the weather is nice, you can see the clear faces of the giants on the Himalaya Range – Mt. Everest(8848m), Mt. Shishapangma(8012m), Mt. Qowowuyag (8201m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Mayalu(8463m). The beautiful Peikutso Lake can be seen easily too.

You will be driving on the Friendship Highway and reach Lhatse after crossing the highest pass called Gyatsola at the elevation of 5200m. 

Day 3: Old Dingri (4300m) - Shigatse (3900m)

Duration

8 hours/ 240km

Transportation

Car

Meal

Breakfast

Accommodation

Shigatse Yak Hotel or similar class hotel

After breakfast, start early morning, we will drive towards Shigatse via 3 big mountain passes named:

  1. Geula Pass ( 5150m)
  2. Gyatsola Pass (5200m)- the highest pass en route to Lhasa.
  3. Tsola Pass (4500m)

Arrive Shigatse (3900m) in the evening and rest in hotel. 

Day 4: Shigatse (3900m) - Gyantse (3950m)

Duration

8 hours

Transportation

Car

Meal

Breakfast

Accommodation

Gyangze Yutuo Hotel or similar class hotel

In the morning: You will start your tour at around 9am from your hotel and then drive to Gyangtse – the third largest city in Tibet.

In the afternoon: Have lunch in Gyangtse and check in hotel. We will visit Palchoe Monastery and Kubum Pagoda Stupa. In the afternoon, explore the old town of Gyangtse.

Descriptions: Palcho Monastery

Palchoe Monastery is founded in the year 1436. This monastery is famous for its Kubum Pagoda Stupa, a magnificent stupa and symbol of the monastery. The Myriad Buddha Stupa consists hundreds of chapels arranged in layers, housed 100,000 images of Buddhas.

It’s one of the top four Buddhist holy lakes in Tibet. It’s about 150 kilometers from Lhasa and takes 2½ hours to get there by car.

The most interesting thing in this monastery is the “One Hundred Thousand Buddhas Pagoda”. It has nine floors, 77 chambers, and 108 doors. Each of the chambers has a very low doorframe and people have to bow to enter. 

Day 5: Gyantse (3950m) - Yamdrok Lake (4441m)- Lhasa

Duration

8 hours

Transportation

Car

Meal

Breakfast

Accommodation

Flora Hotel or similar class hotel

In the morning:  You will start your tour at around 9am from your hotel. We will drive towards Lhasa via 3 big mountain passes named:

  1. Simi La Pass (4200m) – The pass is unique due to the presence of countless colorful Tibetan flags decorating the rock faces (more than others). The wind through here is enough that the flags wave in the wind in extraordinary patterns.
  2. Karo La Pass (5035m) – Located between Between Yamdrok and Gyantse.
  3. Kampa La Pass (4794m) – Located between Lhasa and Gyantse, views of Yamdrok Lake.

Karo La is the highest pass among them which is over 5035m with it’s most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok Lake can be seen as coral color from the top of Kampa La Pass. 

NOTE: Yamdrok Lake is one of the top four Buddhist holy lakes in Tibet. It’s about 150 kilometers from Lhasa and takes 2½ hours to get there by car. Taking photos with a yak or Tibetan mastiff by the lakeside costs around 20 yuan per person.

In the afternoon: You will have your lunch at Nakartse Country which located between the Yamdrok Lake and Karo La glaciers.

In the evening: Drive to Lhasa after the visits, and we will overnight in Lhasa.  

Day 6: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa (3565m): Visit Potala Palace, Jokang Temple and Bharkor Bazar!

Duration

10 hours

Transportation

Car

Meal

Breakfast

Accommodation

Flora Hotel or similar class hotel

In the morning: After breakfast, we will visit the must go attraction in Tibet – Potala Palace. It is known as the highest palace in the world standing on the Red Hill of Lhasa. The Potala Palace is a house of Tibetan history, culture, religion and art. 

NOTE: You should be physically ready for the Potala Palace, which has a lot of steps. Prepare to enjoy the resplendent chambers and exquisite wall paintings.

In the afternoon: There are two attractions for you to visit in the afternoon – Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Street.

  1. You’ll visit the Jokhang Temple. As the house of the Buddha, Jokhang is the holiest destination for all Tibetan pilgrims; as the spiritual center of Tibet. Jokhang Temple is the perfect place for you to experience the devotion of Tibetans.
  2. Wandering around the crowding Barkhor Street. You can choose to take part in the religious activities with the locals, to do a bit of souvenir shopping, to eat street food, or just wandering around on the street. NOTE: Bharkor street is the most colourful market in Tibet and is best place to do shopping.

Descriptions:

Potala Palace: Known as the Dalai Lamas’ Winter Palace, it houses countless treasures including eight Dalai Lamas’ holy stupas. The most luxurious stupa is the 5th Dalai Lama’s, which comprises 3,721 kilograms of gold, 52 tons of silver, and over 15,000 jewels and pearls.

The Potala Palace is composed of a white palace and a red palace, and the walls of the white palace taste sweet! This is due to the coating, which contains milk, honey, and white sugar, and these ingredients make the coating bright and stable.

Before entering the Potala Palace, you will need to climb about 360 steps, which takes about 30 minutes. Take it easy and have a short break if you like, and take some photos on the way.

Jokhang Temple: It is “Mecca” for Buddhists as it preserves the life-sized golden sitting statue of Sakyamuni when he was 12 years old.

Day 7: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa (3565m): Visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery!

Duration

8 hours

Transportation

Car

Meal

Breakfast

Accommodation

Flora Hotel or similar class hotel

In the morning: Enjoy breakfast in your hotel and start your day with a trip to Norbulingka. Then drive for 15 minutes to see Drepung Monastery, where you will climb the stairs up to the hill and visit the delicate temples. If you are lucky, you will hear the monks chanting together, which sounds just like singing.

In the afternoon: Have lunch in a local restaurant and try some Tibetan food, such as yak butter tea, which will help you to adapt to the altitude.

In the evening: After lunch, visit Sera Monastery and watch the monks’ debate. Guess the meaning of their gestures and grasp the chance to take photos.

Descriptions:

  1. Norbulingka – Formerly known as the Summer Palace for the Dalai Lamas, it is now a beautiful public park with plenty of plants providing extra oxygen. Due to this, it is the best attraction to visit at the start of your trip.
  2. Sera Monastery – The highlight of visiting this monastery is watching the monks’ debate, which is held at 3:30pm every day except for Sundays.
  3. Drepung Monastery – It is the biggest monastery with the most monks in Tibet. It also has the biggest monastery kitchen, which allows 10,000 monks to have their meals together.

General rules for visiting temples in Tibet: –

  1. Cameras are not allowed in the temples or in the debate field, but taking photos with a cell phone is acceptable.
  2. When entering a temple, please take off your hat and sunglasses to show respect. Your shoulders should be covered and you should not wear shorts.
  3. Walk clockwise when visiting Barkhor Street or any temples in Tibet.

Day 8: Lhasa (3565m) - Departure!

Duration

n/a

Transportation

Car

Meal

Breakfast

Accommodation

n/a

After breakfast, you will catch your train/international flight to Kathmandu/Chengdu. Tour ends. Bye Bye!

Price & Terms

USD 850 per person, 1 to go. We have fixed departure group on every Saturday, confirmed departure. 

What is included?

  • Accommodations x 7 nights as per itinerary.
    NOTES Based on double sharing.
  • All meals stated in the itinerary.
    Breakfast x 7
    Lunch x 0
    Dinner x 0
  • All necessary Tibet entry and road permits.
  • 1 x English or Mandarin speaking guide.
  • All land transportation from Kathmandu to Kyirong by Jeep, or tourist mini van or bus according to group size.
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary.
  • Yamdrok Lake conservation fee.
  • Karola Glacier conservation fee.
  • National Grassland Conservation fee.
  • Oxygen in case needed.

What is not included?

  • Tibet Travel Permit & Visa Fees 
  1. Other Nationalities: USD 85 per person
  2. American Nationality: USD 175 per person
  3. Romanian passport holder: USD 115 per person
  4. Canadian passport holder: USD 155 per person
    Brazilian Passport Holders : USD 165 per person
  5. Argentina Passport Holders : US$ 185 per person
  • Flight Tickets

  • Lunches and dinners.
    NOTE: Usually it costs about USD 3 – USD 15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).

  • Tips to tour guide and driver.

  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.

  • OPTIONAL TOURS activities at additional charges:

  • Flight Fare Lhasa to Kathmandu is USD 410 to USD 450 | NOTE: Subject to change.

  • Peak season surcharge for July, August & September (please write to us for pricing of tour fees charge)

How to book?

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  • Write in to us. Tell us your preferred travel date. 
  • Email us your passport at least 21 days before your departure date to Tibet. 
  • Upon arrival in Nepal, we will meet up with you to collect your passport, you need to fill up a form from Chinese Embassy Kathmandu with your latest passport size of a picture. 
  • After 5 working days, we will give you your TIBET Permit, and you are ready to travel to Tibet from Kathmandu. We will depart you to Kyirong Border via JEEP. 

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