Overland Journey to Tibet

Duration: 9 Days

Overview

  • Duration 9 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 5,200 m |17,060 ft.
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu, nepal
  • Trip Area Tibet
  • Best Season between May and October

Highlights

  • Adventurous journey on the roof of the world- travelers
  • Encountering new culture
  • Challenging high passes, Turquoise Lakes, nomad cultural experience, and visiting  Potala Palace
  • Norbulingka Dalai Lama’s retreat palace, Jokhang Temple, Bustling Bharkhor Market, Khumbum Monastery
  • Spectacular views of the snow-capped Himalayan panorama.

Tibet overland tour is a perfect and most popular one among the traveler which offers to experience venture happiness about the roof of the world. It is an adventurous journey that includes most of the best parts of Tibet. This tour is designed for those who adored high-altitude land, Himalayas, and Antique monuments.

It takes you on a brief look step by step at new cultural parts there. Also, you will have many attractive destinations and major attractions in the areas such as Tibet’s most flourishing towns Xigatse, Gyantse, and Lhatse. Here, you will visit lovely monasteries and other beautiful historical places.

Each route to Tibet has it's own distinctive, and the perfect routes are Sichuan-Tibet Highway and Yunnan-Tibet Highway. You can have remarkable landscapes of the gorge, snow-capped mountains, and beautiful forests. In eastern Tibet, Kham is the finest unspoiled area of Tibetan folk custom and is hardly pretentious by modern civilization. There you found monasteries, Buddhist schools, and hundreds of thousands of monks. You can see canyons around monasteries and the pleasant life of Tibetan people with Buddhism.

Tibet Overland Tour offers an astonishingly attractive scenic landscape, interesting people and their culture, soothing lakes, and many high passes with beautiful views of the mountains. As it is enriched by the ancient most excessively adorned monasteries and temples and ever smiling faces of people and their classic lifestyle.

In spring and summer, you can create memories of yourself for your further days. Whereas, summer is the rainy season when the road is muddy and landslides may occur at any time because of the special geography of highways. It’s not suitable for you to appreciate the stunning scenery due to the low visibility during that time.

 We will have a breathtaking scenic view of Himalayas ranges including Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt Xishapagma (8021 m), and Mt Everest. Here you can make your own day along with stunning scenery dominated by green pastures, rivers and rivulets, snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, and delightful flora and fauna of the canyon of Kerung Lhatse and Xegar.

Even though inexpressible devastations were brought about during the Cultural Revolution, Tibet’s past grandeur, majesty, magic & mystery still remain undiminished. One can still see today nomads herding their yaks, pilgrims worshipping at sacred shrines & the expansive, striking & enduring Himalayan topography during the overland tour of Tibet.

Overland Tibet Tour via Nepal land so rich in culture, tradition and steeped in religion with its unique landscape, casts an enchanted spell that holds you in thrill and excitement, a spectacular panoramic flight over the mighty Himalayas which has it all for you to witness it.

Itinerary

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In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you on our beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to transfer you to our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure on your own to relax the jetlag. But we definitely help you with the information to go around in case you’d like to do so.

We spend a full day in Kathmandu today which will be a necessary acclimatization day as well. Early in the morning after breakfast, we will meet for a trip briefing where we will talk about this amazing trip in detail and will answer your questions if you have any.

After the brief meeting is over, we are taking you for an amazing cultural sightseeing tour of heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. The sites we take you for sightseeing will include Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.

Early morning, we will take a scenic drive to the Nepal-Tibet border (Kodari) through the stunning Nepalese hometown side. After 5 hours of drive, you will reach Kodari. After necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration and Chinese immigration, another half an hour will take you to Zangmu. Then you will move straight on towards Nyalam, going after Bhote Koshi. Overnight at Guest House, Nyalam.

Today you will take a drive all over Nyalam Pass (3,800m), along with perceiving Jugal Himal. The trip will carry on through Lalungla Pass (5,050m). Here, you will have marvelous sight of Xicapangma, the highest in Tibet with an elevation of 8,013 meters, Mt Lhotse (8,516m), Mt Makalu (8,464m) Mt Everest (8,848m), and many more. Stay overnight at the guesthouse.

We continue the scenic drive through Gyatchu La (5220m), the highest pass in the way of Tingri/ Lhasa. From here you will set down to Xigatse at an altitude of 3,900m. Xigatse is the vastly infamous place where you will get to put on show the monastery called Tashilumpo and the place where Panchen Lama sits. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Spending a day exploring the attractions of Xigatse at present you will keep on in Gyantse captivating 2 hours of drive. Gyantse is not a great city so far it has its grasp on vertical history. Gyantse is to be found at 3,950 meters, southwest of Lhasa on the northern bank of Nyang Chu River. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Today we will drive to Lhasa, found at an elevation of 3,650 meters. This trip will lead you along to Lhasa’s several monasteries. By passing over Karola (5010 m), Kambala (4794m), Yamdrok Lake and Tibetan lifeline river the Yarlung Tsangpo. You will arrive in Lhasa after 4-5 hours. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

First, we will visit the Potala Palace. This palace is Lhasa's important landmark. Here, the first site of this colossal structure will be an unforgettable moment evoked for years to come. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once home to the Dalai Lama. This amazing day will be ended soon as we head ahead with a visit to the Drepung Monastery. Moving ahead you will reach Tibet Museum to know about the historical, religious, and political facts. Drepung monastery the largest monastery of the Gelugpa group through Jokhang temple and Barkhor market is another target. Stay overnight at the guesthouse.

Early morning, we will drive to Gongger Airport then we take a scenic flight to Kathmandu. Arriving in Kathmandu you will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Scenery treks and transferred to the hotel. After a complete rest, if time remains you can visit the tourist market (Thamel) either for taking gifts for your homies or for exploring the typical lifestyle of local people. Overnight stay at the hotel.

    We drive you to the airport as per your flight schedule back to home or onward destination. If you have extra time then Himalayan Scenery Treks can probably arrange for you another program.

    We definitely hope that you enjoyed the overland journey to Tibet and hope to see you again for another venture soon.

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    Cost Details

    Included

    • Twin sharing hotel accommodation in Lhasa,
    • Best available Hotel/Guest House enroot on BB (Bed and breakfast) basis,
    • All necessary transportation Kathmandu/Lhasa,
    • Sightseeing tour as per the program,
    • English speaking Tibetan Guide,
    • All monastery's entrance fees

    Excluded

    • All expenses of personal nature,
    • Nepal re-entry visa fee,
    • Airport departure tax.
    • Insurance,
    • Emergency Evacuation
    • Lunch and dinner.
    • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.
    • Airfare Lhasa/Kathmandu, Tibet/China visa fee and urgent visa charge.

    Useful Info

    In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster, or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concerns. All the alternations or changes to the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

    Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Hotel and Accommodation

    In cities and large towns, you will be accommodated in good quality properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.

    We provide you with a 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are in Kathmandu (i.e. for 2 Nights). During your Tibet tour, we provide you with the standard hotels (also 2 to 3-star hotels) for your accommodation.

    In Tibet Tour besides the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan to luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

    Meals

    A variety of meals are available in most hotels where we stay overnight. Among the food served in the hotel, some of the most popular are Indian, Chinese, Nepalese, Bhutanese, Tibetan, and the more common continental food. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are also available in every restaurant and hotel.

    All the food and Beverages included in the package are provided by the company itself. We will be served all meals in Tibet. We will have breakfast and lunch at the hotel where we stay for the night. On the everyday tour, the tour leader will decide the available place and stop for the lunch.

    Upon your arrival at Kathmandu after the successful trekking journey, we will provide a farewell dinner consisting of authentic Nepalese cuisines.

    Transportation for the Trip

    We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up. We also provide all private ground transportation facilities during your trip to Tibet.

    Guide, Crew Member, and Group Size

    The Ganden Samye Trekking; in the Land of Snow is organized for a lone traveler to a maximum of 15 people at once. In case of more travelers, we split the group into two as per the number of travelers. Each group is accompanied by a well-experienced and professional English-speaking tour guide.

    Booking and payment

    For the trip outside Nepal; such as Bhutan, Tibet, and India you will need to pay 50% of the total cost as advance payment. Once you have paid the 50% of the total cost along with a copy of your passport and flight details we can confirm and book your trip to Bhutan, Tibet, and India. The remaining cost can be paid after you arrive in Nepal for your trip. You will have various options to pay i.e. either you can pay by cash or you can do bank transfers and use credit cards. So, you can check our website for bank details and if you are willing to pay by using cards you can navigate to our website or contact us for more info.

    Language

    In Tibet, the Tibetan Language is mainly spoken. Tibetan is the official language of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. The written language is based on Classical Tibetan and is highly conservative.

    Apart from the Tibetan language, the English language is also used in the tourism business. Similarly, languages such as Nepali and Hindi are also spoken by the Nepalese and Indian Merchants.

    Some useful Tibetan phrases during tours:

    Hello: Tashi dele

    How are you: Kherang kusug depo yin pey

    Good day: Nyinmo delek

    Thank You: thoo jaychay

    See you: Lok jey gay

    Goodbye( when leaving): kale shoo

    Personnel Expenses

    Personnel Expenses are largely influenced by your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Tibet Trek and Tour. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail of Bhutan. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs for the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips, and many more.

    Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to the staff. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

    Visa Processing

    China visa is pre-processed by our company itself. We just need to have your passport copy by scan on our e-mail. We will
    send you an electronic visa in your mail. You need to print and carry the e-visa to fly to Tibet. In Tibet immigration, authorities will stamp your passport.

    Your passport must be valid for more than 6 months at the time of travel in Tibet.

    * Notes: There are regular flights from Kathmandu Nepal, to Tibet. for flights and packages please contact us now*

    Why Book With Us?

    • Best price
    • Best safety records
    • Easy payment processing
    • Customizable trips as per your needs
    • Departure for every booking
    • Best customer care
    • Specialized care and considerations
    • Easy cancellation conditions

    Booking Requirements

    Please provide us with your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay the rest of the amount before the flight. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer, or online. Please visit here for payment details.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellations of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearrange the schedule.

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