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TTCS: 12-Day Kathmandu overland to Tibet
Tour Type: Private Tour: Flexible Travel Date & Travel Routes
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned
Tour Highlights:
    • Perfect choice to visit both Tibet & Nepal
    • Learn the different lifestyles of Tibetan and Nepalese
    • Enjoy the different delicious food both in Nepal and Tibet
    • See one of the three sacred lakes of Tibet - Yamdrok Lake
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  Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu Sincere greetings & airport-hotel transfer.
  

Our Nepalese tour guide will pick you up at Kathmandu airport. While in Kathmandu you will have time to explore Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions. There's time to explore the city's many charms on your own too. Your tour guide will take you to traditional Nepali restaurant for your first dinner in Nepal. Meanwhile, our Nepal office will help you obtain Chinese Visa in these four days. In this case, you're suggested to arrive in Kathmandu on Sunday or Monday.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available

Accommodation: Kathmandu Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

  Day 2-4 Kathmandu Sightseeing Visit Kathmandu and the surroundings.(B)
  

During the 3 days, your Nepalese tour guide will lead you to visit the famous attractions in Kathmandu and the surroundings. Of course, you also can do the sightseeing by yourselves.

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

Accommodation: Kathmandu Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Nagarkot
Nagarkot
  Day 5 Kathmandu-Gyirong Border Drive from Kathmandu to Gyirong border.(B)
  

After breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Gyirong border. We have to arrange you the Jeep due to the bad road conditions. Usually, a Jeep can hold 6 travelers. It's about 160KM and takes about 7~8 hours to arrive at the border. Your Tibet tour guide & the driver will pick you up and then transfer to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

Accommodation: Local Hotel Available (Twin Sharing with simple facility)

Gyirong Border
Gyirong Border
  Day 6 Gyirong Border-Tingri Visit the Peiku-tso Lake on the way. (B)
  

Get up early this morning and drive towards to Tingri. On the way, you'll visit the Peiku-tso Lake. It is 40km to the east of Gyirong County and has an elevation of 4600 meters, is a beautiful cobalt blue lake. The light salty lake is near the world's fourteenth highest mountain,Shishapangma. Go the hotel to have a good rest when arrive in Tingri County.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Local Hotel Available (Twin Sharing with simple facility)

Peiku-tso Lake
Peiku-tso Lakee
  Day 7 Tingri-Shigatse Sakya Monastery.(B)
  

After having breakfast, we drive about 140km to Sakya Monastery. It is one of the oldest and most important monastery and reputed as the "Second Dunhuang" for its magic murals. Shigatse is the second biggest city in Tibet, has a lot of good hotels.

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

Accommodation: Shigatse Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Sakya Monastery
Sakya Monastery
  Day 8 Shigatse-Gyantse Tashilunpo Monastery, Pelkor Chode Monastery.(B)
  

Today's driving is much shorter but have a lot of places to visit. We will visit the place of the famous Tashilupo Monastery which is the seat of Panchen Lama, and one of the most important monastery in Tibet in the morning. then drive to Gyantse which is 2 hrs from Shigatse. Gyantse is small bustling town steeped in history. It lies 264 km Southwest of Lhasa on the northern bank of Nyang Chu river. Visit Kunbum Chorten and Phklkor Monastery which was built around 1400 AD It later became the main center for trade with British / India.

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

Accommodation: Gyantse Yeti Hotel Or Other Similar (Twin sharing)

Tashilunpo Monastery
Pelkor Chode Monastery
  Day 9 Gyantse-Lhasa Yamdrok Lake.(B)
  

6 hrs drive takes you to Lhasa crossing the KAROLAPASS (5010m) and Kambala Pass (4794m). While driving you will see the Yamdrotso Lake (Truquoise Lake),which is one of the three greatest holy lake in Tibet. after across Kambala, Lhasa Valley is seen to the north. You will also cross the Brahmaputra Rover and finally reach Lhasa.

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

Accommodation: Lhasa Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Yamdrok Lake
Yamdrok Lake
  Day 10 Lhasa Sightseeing Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Barkhor Street.(B)
  

In the morning, you will go to the most sppendid museum, the Potala Palace, and explore the grandest of its myriad chapals. see the jeweled burial chorten of past Dalai Lamas as well as statuary,frescoes and paintings. Later visit the Jokhang Temple, which is considered as the most sacred temple in Tibet, it draws tremendous number of pilgrims from all over Tibet each year for it houses a magnificent image of Sakyamuni at 12 years old. Then stroll around Barkhor, a pilgrimage circuit that encircles the Jokhang, it also serves as the biggest bazaar in Lhasa, where you can find some handicrafts, ambers, jewery,tibetan clothes,ect.

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

Accommodation: Lhasa Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Potala Palace
Johkang Temple
  Day 11 Lhasa Sightseeing Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery.(B)
  

Today, you will explore Tibet's two greatest monasteries, Drepung and Sera. which once housed about 10,000 monks. Drepung monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. In the afternoon exploring the Sera monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The whole monastery is divided into two colleges and there are Sera 'jhe' and Sera 'may' respectively. Among them 'Tsokhang chenmo' where the monks from all the colleges assemble and pray together there. you can also see monks debating there in the courtyard in the afternoon section.

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

Accommodation: Lhasa Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Drepung Monastery
Sera Monastery
  Day 12 Depart from Lhasa Drive to the airport/train station & See you off.(B)
  

After breakfast free for you until time to leave the international airport or train station for your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Price Includes.
    • All necessary Tibet Travel Permit. (Including Tibet Entry Permit, Alien Travel Permit, Boarder Pass)
    • Private professional English-Speaking local tour guide
    • Licensed Vehicle with experienced driver
    • Airport (or train) pick up and drop off
    • Accommodations listed in the itinerary
    • Breakfast provided by some hotels
    • A container of Oxygen for emergency use (in Tibet)
    • Lodging and meal allowance to the guide & driver
    • Reservation fee for visiting Potala Palace
Price Excludes.
    • Meals not specified in the itinerary (All lunches & dinners)
    • All Entrance tickets to the sightseeing places
    • Flight to Kathmandu and the flight/train out of Tibet
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
    • Any losses incurred from the force majeure factor like government control, natural disaster etc.
    • Tips to the guide & driver ( Tips is not required but expected)
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