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Heritage of Tibet

DURATION : 6 Nights / 7 Days

DESTINATIONS : Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Tingri - EBC - Zhangmu - Kodari - Kathmandu

Tour Highlights

Destinations Places to Visit
Lhasa Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery.
Shigatse Lake Yamdrok and Palkhor temple.
Tingri. Tashilumpu Monastery, Mt. Cho Oyu and Shishapangma.
Zhangmu Town.

Short Description

Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region. In Tibetan language the name means "the land of the gods". It is a holy religious place with an altitude at about 3,000 meters. Tibet is located at the Southwest part of China, with a land area of 1.22 million square kilometers and a population of 2.3 million, in which is about 95% are Tibetan nationality. There are also 30 other nationalities in Tibet, such as Han, Menba, Luoba, Hui, Mouggul, Naxi as well as Cheng and Sharba peoples. Tibet is the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau proper, with average laundries of 4,000 meters above the sea level. It is well-know as the Roof of the World and The Third Pole of the Globe. The world highest summit-Himalayan, which strides across the boarder between Tibet and Nepal, claims a height of 8,848 meters above the sea level. The characteristics of the Plateau climate are the great difference of different heights and of days and nights. The northern part is arid and cold. On the whole, Tibet claims a low temperature, long-day sunshine, strong radiation, rare rainfall and thin air. The pastoral area of Tibet is one of the five biggest in China, in which sheep, goat and yak are grazed. Farming crops are mainly highland barley, wheat, bean and rape seeds as well as some apples and walnuts.

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Arrive Lhasa

By flight or by Train, upon arrival you will be met with our representative, after a traditional 'Swagat' our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would introduce the tour to you and hand over the documents to you. Entering Tibet you feel as though you've entered an entirely different world. The traditional Tibetan culture, though heavily diluted recently by government-sponsored migrations of Han and Hui Chinese, remains strong. Tibet spans the world's largest and, with average heights of over 4,000 m, also the world's highest plateau.
Overnight stay at hotel in Lhasa

Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing

On this second day morning we will take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple. This temple is the most revered shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshippers. We will also be given the opportunity to shop in Barkor, the crowded central market of Lhasa. In the afternoon we will visit is Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well preserved monastery is located just a few miles north of Lhasa and is home to several hundred monks. Its famous debating activities are happening 3-4 pm quite regularly, so remind our guide not to miss it.
Overnight stay at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing

A trip to Tibet would not be complete without experiencing the vital Potala Palace. This palace is Lhasa's cardinal landmark and is a wonder of eastern architecture. Your first site of this massive structure will be a magical moment remembered for years to come. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once home to the Dalai Lama. This truly amazing day will ended with a visit to the Drepung Monastery. Once the world's largest monastery, housing 10,000 monks, drepung monastery lies hidden in rocky ridges just beyond the city. Surprisingly much of the building was left untouched throughout so many hundreds of years.
Overnight stay at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 4: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse (271 Km - 05 Hours)

In the morning drive to Gyantse along the Kyichu River. On the Kamba La (4.796 m) have a fantastic view of holy Lake Yamdrok, one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and the largest habitat of waterfowls in south Tibet. Then continue to Gyantse, you can enjoy ningjinkangsang Snow Mountain and Karola Glacier from a distance on the way as well. Upon arrival in Gyantse, have a stop in Palkhor Temple for around one hour, if you would like to have a visit (self-paid), you could go and the guide will be with you. If you don’t, you could stroll in this ancient town at leisure. After that, continue to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, have the view of the famous fertile farmers’ land.
Overnight stay at hotel in Shigatse

Day 5: Shigatse - Tingri (237 Km - 4.24 Hours)

In the morning the guide takes about some time to issue the group the second travel permit (psb) or the guide may do it on the arrival day if time permit. The psb permit is a must travel document for the visit to Mt. Everest. Then visit Tashilumpu Monastery. After the visit, drive further in to the mountains to get to Mt. Everest Base Camp via Tingri. The road condition to the Base Camp is rough.
Overnight stay at guesthouse in Tingri.

Day 6: Tingri – Zhangmu (251 Km - 06 Hours)

This morning is the highlight of the trip heading to Everest Base Camp, we will take a local bus to cover this 8 km distance to reach Everest Base Camp, or you can even walk to EBC. The views of Everest from so close make the mountain seem even more impressive than before. It is a truly breath taking experience to stare up at the sheer north face of this highest mountain in the world. Mount Everest towers above you in a looming yet magical way. After that we will get back on the friendship highway and continue our amazing journey. We will stop at old Tingri, where you can get a clear view of Mt. Cho Oyu and Shishapangma. Our final destination for today is a small town named Zhangmu. Zhangmu is much lower in elevation and as a result is much more lush and green than what we have experienced so far.
Overnight stay at hotel in Zhangmu.
 

Day 7: Zhangmu - Kodari - Kathmandu (123 km - 03 Hours)

We will leave Zhangmu in the morning and head to the Nepalese border. The Friendship Bridge lies at the border of China and Nepal and is only a few kilometers from Zhangmu. It spans the impressive Bhote Koshi River. Sadly we must say goodbye to our Tibetan guide and driver at this point. Our Nepalese staff will meet you at the immigration control in Kodari and help with all the reentry formalities. The city of Kathmandu, our end destination, lies only five hours to the south.

Here our company services will get end with lots of Enduring Memories....!!!!

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:   

  1. Accommodation Double Room Hotels Chosen by Guest (As Per Availability)
  2. Daily Breakfast At The Hotel
  3. Transportation In An Air –Conditioned Vehicle With Driver Assistance Of Our Local Offices During Arrival & Departure.
  4. 01 Mineral Water Bottle Per Person per Day.
  5. Monks & Monkeys Surprise Departure Gift.
  6. All Applicable Taxes Like Fuel Charge, Parking Charge & Tall Taxes
  7. Govt. Service Tax 4.5%.

The Price Excludes:

  1. Domestic Flights & Airport Departure Tax From India (This Is Generally Included In Your Ticket)
  2. Visa Fees For India: Compulsory ; To Be Obtained From The Indian Consulate Of Your Country Of Residence ; Passport Valid 6 Months After Return Date)
  3. Any Meals Except Mentioned In The Column Prices Includes.
  4. Any Expenses Of Personal Nature Such As Tips Beverages, Laundry, Telephone Calls, Photography, Entrances And Video Fees, Etc.
  5. Any New Taxes / Fees Imposed By The Government

Route Map

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