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TTCS: 10-Day Kathmandu to Lhasa overland trip
Tour Type: Private Tour: Flexible Travel Date & Travel Routes
Guide & Driver: Chinese-English-speaking guide & air-conditioned
Tour Highlights:
    • Marvel at two incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Potala Place and Jokhang Temple
    • Witness the wonderful monk debating at Sera Monastery
    • Visit the picturesque lake - Yamdrok Lake (One of the three holy lakes in Tibet
    • Stay overnight at Everest Base Camp, watch the sunrise & sunset there
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  Day 1-2 Arrive in Kathmandu Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines.

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 two days, if you are in Kathmandu in the weekend, you may have to wait for another one or two days to wait the visa issuance.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available

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

  Day 3 Kathmandu To Gyirong, 210km Pass the boarder, drive to Gyirong town (B)

Our local operator will pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu and get together around 6:00am, and then we will drive from Kathmandu to Rashuwaghadi (the border between China-Nepal), en-route, you’ll enjoy the marvelous scenery along the way, the rush green mountains, valleys, rivers, etc. After immigration formalities at Gyirong port, you will meet our Tibetan tour guide and driver, then continue drive to Gyirong town.

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

Accommodation: Gyirong Economic Hotel (Twin sharing)

  Day 4 Gyirong - EBC Everest Base Camp (B)

Drive along the Highway to Tingri where you can get wonderful view of Himalayan ranges, specially Mt. Shisha Pangma and before Old Tingri 40km from where you can get lovely view of highest peaks on the world, such as Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest(8848m), Mt. Qowowuyag (8201m), Mt. Makalu (8463m).

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

Accommodation: Everest Base Camp Tent(Dorm bed)

Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp
  Day 5 Everest Base Camp to Shigatse (3900m) Sakya Monastery. (B)

Today we will drive to Sakya Monastery firstly, Sakya Monastery 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:No meals

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

Sakya Monastery
Sakya Monastery
  Day 6 Shigatse to Gyantse (3950m) - 90km Tashilupo Monastery, Kunbum Chorten, Palkor 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 Palkor 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 Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Tashilupo Monastery
Tashilupo Monastery
  Day 7 Gyantse-Lhasa (3650M) - 260km Karolapass, Kambala Pass, Yamdrotso 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 River and finally reach Lhasa.

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

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

Yamdrotso Lake
Yamdrotso Lake
  Day 8 Lhasa Sightseeing Potala Palace, Johkang Temple. (B)

In the morning, you will go to the most splendid 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 9 Lhasa sightseeing Sera Monastery, Drepung 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)

Sera Monastery
  Day 10 Depart from Lhasa Drive to the airport or train station. (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
    • Accommodation listed in the itinerary
    • Breakfast provided by the hotel
    • Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance
    • A container of Oxygen for emergency use
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Lodging and meal allowance to the guide & driver
    • Reservation fee for visiting Potala Palace
    • 2 bottles of drinking water per person per day
Price Excludes.
    • Meals not specified in the itinerary (All lunches & dinners)
    • All Entrance tickets to the sightseeing places
    • Flight/Trian tickets in and 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)
    • Single room supplement
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