Tibet Tour 6 Days

$2075 USD
- 6 Days
- Easy
5-10+ Pax

Sightseeing

March-May\ September -December

Private Car

Hotel

Hotel

3500m

Breakfast

Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu

Tibet Tour Overview

Tibet lies in the North of Nepal and is a mysterious land of lakes and rivers, mighty snow peaks, and ancient monasteries - with its spiritual air, an unearthly mystical land of Buddhist culture and philosophy. Tibet emerged in the 7th century as a unified empire, but it soon divided into a variety of territories. The atmosphere is severely dry nine months of the year, and average annual snowfall is only 18 inches, due to the rain shadow effect. Western passes receive small amounts of fresh snow each year but remain traversable all year round. Low temperatures are prevalent throughout these western regions, where bleak desolation is unrelieved by any vegetation beyond the size of low bushes, and where wind sweeps unchecked across vast expanses of arid plain. The Indian monsoon exerts some influence on eastern Tibet. Northern Tibet is subject to high temperatures in the summer and intense cold in the winter. Our tour takes you to visit Dalai Lama's Potala and Norbulingka, Barkhor Market and more in Lhasa.
  

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Katahmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trip briefing

Day 03: Fly to Lhasa

Day 04: Explore day

Day 05: Explore day

Day 06: Departure day

Tibet Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day

Up on arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International airport, we will greet you and take you to your hotel (Hotel Blue Horizon, or similar standard hotel).  We meet later on the day or next day and take you to our head office to brief you on your upcoming Tibet tour with us. Here, we introduce you to our trekking guide and Sherpa. This evening, if you arrive on time we will host a Nepalese traditional dinner at one of the most popular local restaurant with cultural music and ethnic dance which represents different part of the country. If you arrive late evening we will do it the next day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation

After breakfast, proceed for our city tour includes a visit to Bouddha stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey temple), Kathmandu Durbar square. After the city tour we meet again to check your clothings, visa, permits and tickets and any other documents required for this Tibet Tour. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Fly to Lhasa

Fly to Lhasa early morning  by taking a scenic flight with great views of the Himalaya, including Mt.Everest, Mt.Makalu, Mt.Kanchenjunga and many more peaks. Upon your arrival at Lhasa airport, we will pick you up and drive to Lhasa for overnight.
 

Day 4: Explore day

We spend some days in Lhasa for sightseeing and acclimatization purpose. While we acclimatize, we also visit important landmarks in Lhasa.  Our tour begins with a visit to Sera Monastery, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Then a visit to Barkhor Markets which is quite different from other markets.
  

Day 5: Explore day

Lhasa life certainly offers glimpses into one of the most preserved ancient cultural heritages. Like the previous day, you experience invaluable insights during your visits to Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery. This 17th century Potala Palace offers an awesome view of entire city and also has private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Ancient history has it that Drepung Monastery which was built in 14th century used to shelter around 10,000 monks but as now there has been quite a declination resulting in only few hundreds. Tibetans' respect and belief are immensely knotted with this monastery.
 

Day 6: Departure day

Your Tibet trip ends today. We will assist you to the airport for your onward flight. If you are getting back to Kathmandu we will arrange your further requirements in Kathmandu on request and assist you for further holiday if you require.

Tibet Tour Cost :- US$2075

Include

Arrival and departure by private car
One full day guided tour in Kathmandu
2 nights accommodation in kathmandu on twin sharing basis with breakfast
Tibet travel permit
Chinese visa
Tibetan English speaking guide
Accommodation on twin sharing basis in Lhasa with breakfast
Flight tickets to Lhasa and return Kathmandu
Monument entrance fees
Visa process fees

Exclude

Nepal arrival visa
Travel Insurance
Lunch and dinner
Accommodation in Kathmandu
Photography fees
Tips

Tibet Tour Information

Tour Group
Our Tibet - Lhasa tour is a group tour and our group size is minimum 2 persons and maximum 10 persons. For single travelers, we have single supplement but it is suggested to join this tour at any of our fixed group departure as we conduct this tour 2 times in a week, Tuesday and Saturday.

Physical Requirements
This trip to Lhasa is not difficult and does not involve any walking/hiking. This tour drives up to 4350m, so it is essential that you having a moderate fitness to plan this tour. Previous hiking or walking is not necessary; it is an additional benefit if you have but over all required a positive attitude and determination for this trip. For those who have an existing heart or lungs or high blood presure to consult with your doctor before prior to this tour and let us know at the time of your booking..

Our Tour Staffs
There will be one Tibetan tour Guide and driver during the Tibet visit. Our Tibetan tour guides are professional knowlegeable and experienced. All our Tour guides are highly trained, certified and licensed from TTB (Tibet Tourism Board).

Pre trip meeting
We will have a pre trip meeting a day prior to your tour in Kathmandu. Meeting will be at 5:00 PM or your available time at our central office located in Kathmandu, Nepal. All the trip briefing and remaining payments will be settled on this day.

Meals and Accommodation
This tour is inclusive with bed and breakfast. While in tour, we provide twin sharing accommodation. Your accommodation in Lhasa will be in a deluxe hotel.

Our Tibet tours are include all breakfast only. Please allow an estimate of USD 15 per day for both lunch and dinners

Your hotel in Kathmandu also includes in the tour but if you book your hotel in Kathmandu in advance then we will adjust the package price at the time of your booking.

Clothing and Equipment
Please bring clothes based on season. Below are the suggested items to bring to this trip:

A pair of light hiking/trekking boots depend on your season and altitude, a pair of sandals, 2 pairs of woolen socks and some pair of hiking socks, 1 medium poly pro shirt, 1 pile jacket, 1 down jacket, 1 woolen hat , a pair of sunglasses, a pair of glove with liner, a pair of woolen gloves, one day bag, sunscreen lotion SPF 10 to 30, some reading books (optional), music, a one liter water bottle, 1 flash light with few sets of batteries, 1 sleeping bag (-5 to -20) depends on your season and altitude, few t-shirts and few long and warm trousers, one wind and water proof trouser, rain poncho, nail cutter,  etc.. Most of the equipments can be purchsaed or hired in Kathmandu.

Acclimatization
Our Tibet tour is designed only for Lhasa so be prepare for this. Although altitude sickness is minimal.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is essential for travelling to Tibet. Please ensure that you provide a copy of your travel insurance to us during your pre-trip meeting at our head office in Kathmandu before the tour starts. Travel insurance should cover any emergency evacuation, trip cancellation and medical expenses for your Tibet trip.

Climate and Weather
Climate in Tibet is totally different than climate in Nepal. Tibet is a rain shadow part of the Himalayas, the Tibetan climate is not as harsh as many people imagine it to be. The best time to travel to Tibet is from March to the beginning of November, but among them, August and September are the most recommended. But  you only stay in Lhasa so you can go there any time of the year. Sun radiation is extremely strong in Tibet. The sunlight in Lhasa is so intense that the city is called Sunlight City.

Passport and Visa Requirements & permit
Before you traveling, check your passport and validity date. Passports must have at least 6 months validity Please email us a scan copy of your passport at the time of booking this Tibet tour so we can apply your Tibet travel permit in advance.

For making your Chinese visa/Tibet visa; Chinese embassy require your original passport to obtain the Chinese visa even if you have already obtained Chinese visa from your homeland county this visa ia not accepted travelling to Tibet from Nepal side so we have to get you a new Tibet/china visa and your previously existing visa will be void. Recently, Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu processes visa on Monday, Wednesday and Friday so you should arrive at least two days to Kathmandu before departing to Tibet tour.

Your Tibet traveling permit and your Chinese visa will be valid for approx of 2 weeks to 21 days and within that timeframe, you have to exit the country. Please let us know at the time of your booking if you plan to travel to mainland China as you are required longer term visa. Individual visa to Tibet is not possible if you not taking any tours; your Tibet/Chinese visa is a group visa along with the groups.

Our Experience
Our company is Government registered company based in Kathmandu, Nepal specialising in adventure travel in the Himalaya of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India with 17 years experience.